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Mike graduated from Manteca High School in 1961, after which he joined the U.S. Air Force in 1962. Mike served two tours in Vietnam and had many meritorious service medals and other medals for his service in the Air Force. He even saved a baby’s life while in the service in December 1985. He…

Beloved wife, mother and grandmother, Lena Kerlin, 74, of Valley Springs, passed away on March 21, 2021, after a short battle with cancer. Lena is survived by her husband of 50 years, John Kerlin; daughters, Brenda and Bonnie Estes, and Dawn Kerlin; sons, Johnathan and Benjamin Kerlin; as we…

Erik Malmin was one of a kind. Known for his positive energy, charismatic nature, and “epic hugs,” always with a smile on his face. He was genuinely caring and loved with his whole heart. An entrepreneur and free spirit, he loved music and spent many years running sound at festivals and tour…

Joseph Francis Frankina, of Camp Connell, passed away at his home on April 7, 2021, at the age of 81. Originally of Boston, Joseph joined the U.S. Army before embarking on a teaching career. He taught at Harvest Park Middle School in Pleasanton for 30 years before retiring in 1999.

Wayne R. Gray, 71, of Copperopolis, passed away on Monday, Sept. 6, 2021, at Adventist Health Sonora. Arrangements are entrusted to Sierra Cremation & Burial Service - Calaveras. www.sierracremationservice.com

Elizabeth J. Stephens, 64, of Copperopolis, passed away at Sonora Senior Living on Saturday, September 4, 2021. Arrangements entrusted to Sierra Cremation & Burial Service - Calaveras. www.sierracremationservice.com

Betty J. Miller, 81, of Copperopolis, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021, at her home. Arrangements entrusted to Sierra Cremation & Burial Service - Calaveras. www.sierracremationservice.com.

Zachary Luchetti, 47, of Murphys, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, at his home. Arrangements entrusted to Sierra Cremation & Burial Service - Calaveras. www.sierracremationservice.com.

Lois J. Will, 87, of Copperopolis, passed away on July 30, 2021. Her celebration of life is on August 21 at 2 p.m. in San Ramon. Contact Louise Lee at leefamilyof4@gmail.com for questions.

Sofia Dominguez, 99, of Angels Camp, passed away on July 27, 2021, at her home. Arrangements entrusted to Sierra Cremation & Burial Service - Calaveras. www.sierracremationservice.com.

Judith K. McNeil, 78, of Copperopolis, passed away on July 20, 2021, at Adventist Health Sonora. Arrangements entrusted to Sierra Cremation & Burial Service. www.sierracremationservice.com.

Death Notices/Life Tributes Policy

Death Notices

Death notices are published in the Enterprise for current and recent residents of Calaveras County, at no charge to families. 

Life Tributes

For families who wish to print expanded tributes to loved ones using their own words, The Enterprise offers Life Tributes. These are paid articles and photos. 

For more information on how to submit a Death Notice or Life Tribute, click here.