In Vain We Call

When the Hour of Eleven falls upon the dial of night, the great heart of Elkdom swell and throbs. Elks are never forgotten, never forsaken. The chimes of memories will always recall:

2017

  • Pete Achenheil – Born 4/24/1941, Died 1/12/2017. Initiated 6/15/1989; An Elk for 28 years.
  • Daniel J Kelly – Born 5/14/1941, Died 1/5/2017. Initiated 1/10/1983; An Elk for 30 years.
  • Jim P Larsen – Born 11/10/1924, Died 1/5/2017. Initiated 2/10/1989; An Elk for 29 years.

2016

  • Albert W. Wells- Born: 12/19/1939, Died: 11/06/2016. A member for 36 years.
  • James E. Colwell- Born: 08/22/1927, Died: 11/27/2016. A Member for 40 years.
  • Tom Mathers– Born 11/12/1938, Died 11/02/2016, Age 77; An Elk for 7 years.
  • Carl Bellovich– Born 03/09/1943, Died 11/5/2016, Age 73; An Elk for 7 years. He was Leading Knight during this 2016/17 year.
  • Vern Jensen– Born 06/22/1922, Died 10/28/2016, Age 94; An Elk for 67 years. He was Exalted Ruler of Petaluma Lodge #901 in 1956 & a Life Member.
  • Albert Wells– Born 12/19/1939, Died 11/6/2016, Age 76; An Elk for 36 years.
  • James Gustat- Born 1/30/1939, Died 11/2/2016. Initiated 1974; An Elk for 42 years.
  • James Madrid – Born 05/02/1942, Died 10/13/2016. Age 74. Initiated 10/14/1982, an Elk Member for 35 Years.
  • Worth Morton – Born12/16/1917, Died: 09/15/2016, Age 98. Initiated 09/26/1986, an Elk Member for 30 Years.
  • Stephen C Olmsted – Born 02/09/1934, Died 07/23/2016, Age 82. Initiated: 09/20/1961, An Elk for 54 Years. Elected life member 1/13/2011.
  • William D Barboni – Born 01/20/1921, Died 07/26/2016, Age 95. Initiated: 03/22/1941, An Elk for 75 Years. Elected life member 3/5/1990.
  • George Hoffman, PDDGER- Associate Member- Born 09/23/1930, Died 07/31/16, Age 85.
  • Perry Smith- Born 07/02/1953, Died 04/15/2016, Age 62. Initiated: 08/14/2008, An Elk for 8 Years.
  • James A. Bettinelli – Born 06/17/1934, Died 03/27/2016, Age 81. Initiated: 02/15/1961; An Elk for 57 Years & a Life Member
  • Keith Brown – Born 05/31/1938, Died 02/17/2016, Age 77. Initiated: 11/08/2007; An Elk for 9 Years.
  • Donald Moreda, Sr. – Born 02/21/1933, Died 03/07/2016, Age 83. Initiated: 10/28/1982; An Elk for 35 Years.
  • Harry Steinbeck – Born 07/16/1919, Died 03/07/2016, Age 96. Initiated: 06/16/1953; An Elk for 63 Years &
    a Life Member.
  • Tony Albini- Born 09/22/1930, Died 02/02/2016, Age 85. Initiated 06/03/1983; an Elk for 33 Years.
  • Bob Spagnola- Born 10/14/1927, Died 02/03/2016, Age 88. Initiated 01/15/1983; an Elk for 33 Years.
  • Dean Volker- Born 09/29/1938, Died 02/08/2016, Age 77. Initiated 012/10/1992; an Elk for 24 Years.
  • Perry Smith- Born 07/02/1953, Died 02/16/2016, Age 62. Initiated 08/14/2008; an Elk for 8 Years.
  • John Thomas Mc Entee-Born 06/07/1934, Died 01/15/2016, Age 81. Initiated 06/22/2007, a member for 9 Years.

2015

  • Robert Wentworth – Born 06/02/1927, Died 10/26/2015, Age 88. Initiated 05/19/1976. A Member for 40 Years.
  • Charles Jackson – Born 01/24/1944, Died 10/23/2015, Age 71. Initiated 10/14/2010, a member for 5 Years.
  • George Keck – Born 04/13/1935, Died 10/23/2015, Age 80. Initiated 04/14/1994, a member for 21 Years.
  • Marvin Brinson – Born 03/14/1925, Died 10/23/2015, Age 90. Initiated 03/26/1951, a member for 66 Years.
  • Owen Fredericks, PER – Born 10/31/1923, Died 08/26/2015, Age 91. Initiated: March 16, 1960, a member for 57 Years, a Honorary Life Member.
  • Joseph Mendoza Jr.- Born 12/30/1943, Died 07/23/2015, Age 71. Initiated September 8, 1983, A member for 33 Years.
  • Anthony Dulcich- Born 08-28-1925, Died 05-30-2015, Age 89. Initiated 07-31-1967, a member for 48 years.
  • Jesse W. Miles- Born 08/20/1939, Died 04/28/2015, Age 75. Initiated 06/18/1982, an Elk for 33 years.
  • Robert Howard Cameron- Born 01/29/1938, Died 06/03/2015, Age 77. Initiated 06/28/2007, an Elk for 9 years.
  • Anthony Dulcich- Born 08-28-1925, Died 05-30-2015, Age 89. Initiated 07-31-1967, an Elk for 48 years. 
  • Robert “Bob” L. Myers, Per- Born October 18, 1926, Died April 15, 2015, Age 88. Initiated 06/24/1953. an Elk for 63
    years. An ER of Santa Rosa Lodge # 646 in 1971.Granted Life Membership on 10/18/1993. A life member for 22 years.
    Note: not to be confused with Robert H. Myers, our Treasurer.
  • Alfred Kuck- Born 10/4/1929, Died 4/22/2015. Initiated 2/1/1956, an Elk for 60 years, a Life Member since 10/1/1994.
  • Ralph Pelton- Born 12/3/1923, Died 4/25/2015, Age 91. Initiated 6/16/1953, an Elk for 62 years, a life member for 19 years.
  • Giadano Alberigi- Born 6/14/1932, Died 5/10/2015, Age 82. Initiated 9/1/1961, an Elk for 55 years, a life member for 4 years.
  • R. Bryan Jamar- Born 4/15/1934, Died 3/22/2015. Initiated 6/10/1976, an Elk for 40 years.
  • Malcom Moisan- Born 2/20/1919, Died 12/8/14. Initiated 1/1/1992, an Elk for 24 years.
  • John White- Born 3/15/1941, Died 5/27/14. Initiated 6/18/1983, an Elk for 18 years.
  • Carl Straub Jr.- Born 7/14/1951, Died 1/15/2015. Initiated 11/13/2008, an Elk for 7 years.
  • (Ms) Gail Balf- Born 4/27/1942, Died 2/8/2015, Age 72. Initiated 1/12/2004, an Elk for 12 years
  • Ron Ransom, Born 4/7/1944, Died 1/22/2015. Initiated 7/22/2004, an Elk for 11 years.

2014

  • Louis G Vicino- Born 6/25/1928, Died 12/7/2014, Age 86. Initiated 3/28/1978, an Elk for 25 years.
  • Bruno Lombardi- Born 6/9/1925, Died 09/03/2014, Age 89. Initiated 6/27/1963, an Elk for 52 years; a Life Member.
  • Henry Bravo- Born 10/14/1924, Died 9/16/14, Age 89. Initiated 11/16/1955, an Elk for 60 years, a Life Member.
  • Richard Barber- Born 4/25/1941, Died 9/17/14, Age 73. Initiated 8/1/1980, an Elk for 35 years.
  • Bruce Sharrow- Born 10/2/1939, Died 5/29/14, Age 74. Initiated 10/9/2008, an Elk for 7 years
  • Steve Vinchini- Born 3/27/1953, Died 6/23/14, Age 61. Initiated 4/28/1980, an Elk for 25 years.
  • Bob O’Conner- Born 8/23/1927, Died 6/11/14, Age 86. Initiated 11/10/1983, an Elk for 31 years.
  • Jim Street- Born 12/02/1931, Died 4/17/14, Age 82. Initiated 11/8/2001, an Elk for 14 years.
  • James E. McCaffrey- Born 3/4/1926, Died 3/21/14, Age 88. Initiated 6/15/1999, an Elk for 48 years.
  • Armand LePage, Born 8/11/1932, Died 3/3/14, Age 85. Initiated 1/1/1966, an Elk for 49 years.
  • Millard Miles – Born 8/17/1917, Died 2/9/2014, Age 96 . Initiated 3/26/1975, an Elk for 40 years.
  • William Bondietti – Born 2/2/1929, Died 7/31/2013, Age 84. Initiated 2/26/1964, an Elk for 43 years.
  • Earl W Schneider – Born 8/25/1918, Died 11/5/2013, Age 95. Initiated 3/12/1964, an Elk for 50 years, a Life member.
  • Theo “Ted” Adkins: Born 2/19/1928, Died 1/6/14, Age 86. Initiated 6/11/1968, an Elk for 14 years

2013

  • Michael Wilson- Born 10/19/1960, Died 8/2/2013, Age 52. Initated 10/19/1980, an Elk for 33 years.
  • Louie Ramponi- 901 Exalted Ruler 1972-73, Born 10/17/1925, Died August 27, 2013, Age 87, Initiated 6/10/1966 an Elk for 43 yrs.
  • Donald Kilgore- Born 6/30/1929, Died 9/11/2013, Age 84. Initiated 4/25/1996, an Elk for 18 years
  • David Ruef- Born 7/4/34, died 7/13/13, age 79. Initiated 2/12/09, an Elk for 6 years.
  • Ken Conley Sr- Born 11/27/34, Died 7/23/13, Age 78. Initiated 9/17/62, an Elk for 52 years & a Life Member.
  • Maurice E. Rodgers – Born 9/29/27, Died 8/4/13, Age 85. Initiated 8/13/98, an Elk for 16 years.
  • Aldo Ragazzino- Born 4/10/1927, Died 8/13/2013, Age 86. Initiated 10/23/1996, an Elk for 18
  • years.
  • Ralph Bettinelli- Born 5/12/38, Died 6/27/13, Age 75. Initiated 6/6/72, an Elk for 42 years.
  • Wm “Bill” Abbott- Born 3/20/30, Died 06/29/13, Age 83. Initiated 2/13/97, an Elk for 18 years.
  • Brendan Smith- Born 11/819/82, Died 7/7/13, Age 30 . Initiated 11/19/07, an Elk for 7 years.
  • Ronald Mellor- Born 7/13/39, Died 7/5/13, Age 73. Initiated 3/26/98, an Elk for 17 years.
  • James Tunstall, Born 3/31/1937, Died 3/31/2013, Age 76. Initiated 1/3/1975, an Elk for 12 years.
  • Al Stack, Born 6/13/1932, Died 3/14/2013, Age 80. Initiated 1/25/1996, an Elk for 18 years.
  • Tony Garcia, Born 12-02-1938, Died 01-31-2013, Age 74. Initiated 01-25-1990, an Elk for 23 years.
  • Frank Crossfield, Born 10-01-1926, Died 01-26-2013, Age 86. Initiated 09-10-1988, an Elk for 25 years.

2012

  • Glenn Caldwell, Born 02-21-32, Died 12-04-2012, Age 80. Initiated 02-23-1979, an Elk for 33 years
  • Pete Keller, Born 11-09-1931, Died 09-09-2012, Age 80. Initiated 04-14-1958; a Life member and an Elk for 55 years. Pete was PER at the Santa Rosa Lodge.
  • William Haynes, Born 1-11-1983, Died 8-28-2012, Age 89. Initiated 7-10-1997.
  • Phil Gervasi, Born 10-13-1944, Died 09-08-2012, Age 67.
  • Earl Cooper, Born 10-6-1934, Died 9-20-2012, Age 77. Initiated 5-9-1968.
  • Herbert Preston, Born 10-18-1941, Died 07-09-2012, Age 70. Initiated 12-13-2007
  • Don Stewart, Born 11-19-1930, Died 06-22-2012, Age 81. Initiated 09-22-1994.
  • Ramey Chaney, Born 08-29-1923, Died 07-02-2012, Age 88. Initiated 05-25-1961.
  • Michael McGrady, Born 08-03-1940, Died 05-12-2012, Age 71. Initiated 07-22-2004
  • Herschel Adkins, Born 09-01-1928, Died 04-22-2012, Age 83. Initiated 11-16-1955
  • James Kensinger, Born 07-30-1920, Died 04-19-2012, Age 91. Initiated 05-01-1978
  • Bob O’Brien, PER and Life Member, Born 04-10-1926, Died 04-01-2012. Initiated 01-27-1949.
  • Joe Cannefax, Life Member, Born 05-30-1940, Died 03-23-2012. Initiated 05-30-1958.
  • Albert Sloat, Born 11-10-1913, Died 01-25-2012. Initiated 03-13-1997.
  • Harold Fish, Born 05-16-1926, Died 01-14-2012, Initiated 03-12-1985.
  • Delbert Kron, Born 11-25-1923, Died 01-14-2012. Initiated 04/25/1991.

2011

  • Jack Schwartz, Born 05-01-1923, Died 11-29-2010, Initiated 09-11-1997
  • Carl Lawson, Born 12-26-1923, Died 10-26-2011, Initiated on 12-26-1984
  • Frank Hlebakos, Born 03-04-1920, Died 12-01-2011, Initiated 12-16-1959
  • Vernon Garzoli. Born 11-11-1931, Died 10-20-2011, Initiated on 10-14-1982
  • Jessie Bond, Born 12-27-1928, Died 09-25-2011, Initiated 03-28-1998
  • Thomas Walters, Born 06-20-1937, Died 08-16-2011, Initiated 09-12-1978
  • Jim Mathiesen, Born 01-04-1962, Died 07-19-2011, Initiated 06-09-2011
  • Frank Shaw, Born 07-02-1934, Died July 28, 2011, Initiated 12-10-1982
  • Vincent Del Osso, Born 12-10-1925, Died 06-06-2011, Initiated 02-06-1980
  • Aldo Todeschini, Born 09-05-1924, Died 06-02-2011, Initiated 02-11-1965.
  • PER Cliff Esquibel, Born 05-24-1937, Died 05-15-2011, Initiated 02-13-1997.
  • Jerry Bredhall, Born 04-01-1932, Died 04-25-2011, Initiated 03-24-2004.
  • Mitchell Mulas Sr.,  Born 05-12-1928, Died 03-31-2011, Initiated 10-04-1979.
  • Dominic Periera, Born 01-29-1934 Died 03-19-2011, Initiated 04-14-1994.
  • Allen Klemme, Born 05-28-1929 Died 03-06-2011, Initiated 03-01-1977.
  • Melvin Rohde, Born 03-27-1921, Died 01-09-2011, Initiated 12-26-2001.

2010

  • Ed Venturi. Born 12-31-1927, Died 12-24-2010.
  • Charles Chandler. Born 10-30-1928, passed away 10-24-2010. Initiated 11-02-1960
  • Mario Figone. Born 11-01-1918, passed away 10-25-2010. Initiated 12-12-1945
  • Al Buratto. Born 08-03-1917, passed away 10-14-2010, Initiated 07-11-1968
  • Dave K. Thomas, Born 10-09-1925 Died 09-21-2010, Initiated 01-01-1970.
  • Lon Gilbert. Born 02-22-1943, passed away 09-11-2010, initiated 03-28-2002
  • Grover Blackburn. Born 06-02-1946, passed away 08-08-2010, initiated 02-08-2001
  • Mervyn Ayers. Born 06-01-1935, passed away 07-29-2010, initiated 03-24-1983
  • Donald A. Smith. Born 01-03-1928, passed away 07-26-2010, initiated 06-16-1953
  • Clifford Rusty Wilson. Born 12-07-1930, passed away 07-26-2010, initiated 09-27-1962
  • Oren Tremonti, Born 07-17-1914, passed away 05-19-2010, Initiated 12-11-1940
  • Lloyd Draper, Born 02-19-1926, passed away 04-01-2010, Initiated 12-14-2000
  • Norman Storms, Born 02-13-1934, passed away 04-02-2010, Initiated 11-09-2000
  • Richard Powers, Born 08-16-1918, passed away 04-02-2010, Initiated 01-09-1997
  • George Lane, Born 02-13-1996, passed away 03-22-2010, Initiated 10-03-1994
  • Gerald Hartman, Born 07-14-1931, passed away 02-13-2010, Initiated 09-12-1968
  • William Zemanek, Born 12-12-1917, passed away 02-07-2010, Initiated 12-09-1993
  • George Pfeffer, Born 07-29-1920, passed away 02-01-2010, Initiated 09-12-1996
  • Richard Adkin, Born 06-22-1928, Passed away 01-03-2010, Initiated 10-01-1970
  • Carl Ericson, Born 11-11-1925, Passed away 01-15-2009, Initiated 06-24-1999

2009

  • Clyde Gibby: 06/06/1915 – 12/04/2009
  • John Del Prete: 04/15/1932 – 11/19/2009
  • William Lassen: 08/19/1930 – 10/20/2009
  • Alvin Lanatti: 03/05/1928 – 09/09/2009
  • Willard Bona: 03/31/1921 – 09/03/2009
  • J.D. Costa: 08/24/1937 – 08/31/2009
  • Bob Acorne: 07/05/1920 – 08/07/2009
  • Ernest Davis: 02/17/1928 – 05/31/2009
  • Reno Pronzini: 11/24/1917 – 03/28/2009