The San Bernardino County Sun from San Bernardino, California on November 14, 1987 · Page 16
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The San Bernardino County Sun from San Bernardino, California · Page 16

San Bernardino, California
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Saturday, November 14, 1987
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B4 The Sun SATURDAY, November OBITUARIES Lee B. Bastion Z SAN BERNARDINO Lee B. Bastion, 79, a longtime resident, died Nov. 12, 1987. He was born June 25, 1908, in Crawfordsville, Ind. Z He was a conductor for Santa fe Railway for 30 years. He was a member of Arden Hills SDA Church in San Bernardino. Survivors include his wife, Lois Bastion of San Bernardino; two daughters, Judith K. Hubbs of Grand Terrace and Jackie L. Heller of Riverside; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Graveside service is 11 a.m. Monday at Montecito Memorial Park in Colton. Omar Clark Estes HIGHLAND Omar Clark Estes, a 23-year county resident, died Nov. 12, 1987, in San Bernardino. He was born in Liverpool, 111. He retired as a lieutenant colonel after 24 years in the Air Force. He was a Methodist and was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Hoopeston, 111. Survivors include his wife, Berna Deane Estes of Highland; brother, Vernon Estes of Enum Claw, Wash. Private services were held. Interment is at Riverside National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Bobbitt Memorial Chapel in charge of arrangements. VITALS Births BANHAM A girl Sept. 3. 1987. to Robert and Cheryl Banham, Rialto. Loma Lln-, da University Medical Center Marriages BRIANO-VANDERLOAN Albert F., 25, . : of Ontario; Belinda 0., 24, of Corona BUCKNER-LEVY John E., 37; Diane M., - 28; both of Ontario CAMACHO-PEDERZOLI Carlos L, 26; J. Patricia Y.. 22; both of Alta Loma CURIEL-SALAZAR Richard M., 26. of : Rialto; Marisela C, 23. of San Bernardino DELGADO-HUSBAND Antonio, 22; Allison M., 17, both of Redlands GALLOWAY-TAYLOR Perry R.. 25. of Long Beach; Vickie A., 23, of Colton I GOULD-TAYLOR Peter J , 27, otHespe- ria; Karen D., 27, of Corona - HAYWORTH-STRECKER James L, 32; Shelley A., 24; both of Chino JEFFERSON-SIHGER Floyd R., 26; Sherry J., 25; both of Twentynine i Palms I GARVIN-HOLUB William J., 31, of Twentynine Palms; Susan L., 27, of Yucca Valley ! GONZALES-STEPHENSON Michael D., 28; Yavette N., 21; both of Redlands GRICH-TURLEY Robert M., 27; Diane J., 25; both of Virginia Beach JLEIBOVITZ-FOX Todd W., 25; Sharon D., 24; both of Rancho Cucamonga MARSH-NARASCH Randy G., 35; Kathy L., 31 ; both of Anchorage, Alaska MORALES-RICO Lawrence P., 26; Carol A., 25; both of Chino MORIS-CONTI Michael T., 24; Catherine R., 24; both of Ontario PALACIOS-VALLE Roy J., 49, of Los Angeles; Adella A., 34, of Montclair PRUITT JR.-SOLON Dean 24; Wenilyn 20; both of Barstow ROHDER-NELSON Robert F., 22; Susan R., 22; both of Yucca Valley ROESSLER-KASSEL Joseph E.. 19; Tomoko A., 18; both of San Bernardino PERKS-ROMERO Jack E., 54, of Men-tone; Joan C, 52, of Redlands SHEPHERD JR.-BISHOP Gregory T MEETINGS BETA SIGMA PHI Past Presidents of Southern Calfornia Council will meet for brunch Sunday at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott Hotel. Theme will be Happy Holly Daze with a Christmas , boutique. Proceeds will go to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, kidney research, lupus research, and scleroderma research. Guest speaker will be Beta Sigma Phi International President Walter Ross III of Kansas City, Mo. BOBBIN LACE MAKERS A demonstra- tion group meets from 1 to 4 p.m. i Sunday at the San Bernardino County Museum, 2024 Orange Tree Lane, r Redlands. For more information, call Fern Jenkins, (714) 792-3538. CASA DE AYUDA A women's drug and alcohol residential facility in San Ber- . nardino, offers programs for women who want a drug-free lifestyle. For ; more information, call Lucy Romero, (714) 885-8316, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. INLAND EMPIRE BONSAI SOCIETY A group for bonsai art enthusiasts, meets from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Botanic Gardens conference room, University of California, Riverside. For more information, call Jack Miller, (619) 925-0185, or George Knox, (714) 682-6623. LAS VEGAS NITE ATID Hebrew Academy's second annual Las Vegas Nite will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Temple Beth AMI'S Social Hall, 3508 E. Temple Way, West Covlna. Ticket price of $18 includes dinner. Proceeds will be used to set up a school library and for schol 60 mot. Closed End Leas On Approved Credit, 12036. One available at this price 094399 Eiplres 14, 1987 Thomas L. Young SAN BERNARDINO Thomas L. Young, 52, a longtime resident, died Nov. 10, 1987. He was employed by San Bernardino County as a juvenile traffic hearing officer. Survivors include his wife, Janet; mother, Catherine; numerous relatives. Memorial service is 3 p.m. Sunday at the First Church of God, 2595 E. Date St., Highland. Shirley Mae Cosper SAN BERNARDINO Shirley Mae Cosper, 51, a four-year resident, passed away Nov. 10, 1987. She was born on July 21, 1936, in Arkansas. Survivors include four sons, Charles Cosper Jr. of Highland, Robert Cosper of Garden City, Mo., Randy Cosper of Anchorage, Alaska, and Dustin Cosper of San Bernardino; daughter, Twila Cumpton of Garden City, Mo.; five grandchildren; sister, Joyce Sis-son of San Bernardino. Graveside service is 2 p.m. Monday at Montecito Memorial Park. Mark B. Shaw Mortuary in charge of arrangements, where friends may call from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Sun obituaries are paid advertising. They are prepared by the classified advertising department For Information, call (714) 888-3252. 1 7; Stephanie J., 19; both of Redlands SMITH-STAMM Danny C, 21; Maria C, 17; both of Yucca Valley TABET-FUHRMEISTER Robert V., 33; Barbara L., 26; both of Barstow TALLEY-GUTIERREZ Michael R., 28, of Moreno Valley; Elvia M., 28, of Corona TIO WELL-GRAF Charles M., 26; Shelly L., 21; both of Rancho Cucamonga TRAINOR-McKAY Gregory J., 27; Janice I., 30; both of Ontario TUCKER-SANDERFER Rice M., 49, of Rowlett; Penny J., 37, of Yucca Valley UTT JR.-HILL Ernest E., 22; Nicole S., 19; both of Fort Irwin WREYFORD-TROUT Charles G., 22. of Pasadena; Helen E., 19, of Rialto Dissolutions BERGERON Lynn S. and Raymond E. BRINTON Karen and Donald R. CHERRY Sharon and Juan DAVIS Olivia M. and Robert A. EDWARDS Susan and Landon D. ELLIOTT James L. and Michelle R. MULLINS Ralph G. and Janice L. ROGERS Jenny L. and Travis P. SMITH Richard L. and Molly E. Deaths BRITTtAN Allen W., 67. of Fontana. Died Nov. 13. 1987. Chapel Ingold Funeral BROWN Ruth A.. 68, of Rialto. Died Nov. 12, 1987. McNearney Family Mortuary CUNDIFF Thomas W.. 54. of Yucaipa. Died Nov. 12, 1987. Emmerson-Bartlett Calimesa Mortuary DELGADO Sarah C, 77, of Colton. Died Nov. 6, 1987. Knopsnyder Mortuary FICK George A., 85, of Riverside. Died Nov. 11, 1987. Emmerson-Bartlett Red-lands Mortuary PARKIN Caroline N., 48, of Colton. Died Nov. 11, 1987. Cortner Pierce Brothers Chapel RHODES Sylvia, 63, of San Bernardino. Died Nov. 9, 1987. Bobbitt Memorial SHIRLEY Roscop B., 38, of Yucaipa. Died Nov. 8, 1987. Cortner Pierce Brothers Chapel WAGSTER Raymond, 66, of Yucaipa. Died Nov. 11, 1987. Emmerson-Bartlett Yucaipa Mortuary arship funds. For more information or for tickets, call Pearl at the ATID Hebrew Academy, (818) 967-3881 or (818) 332-4638. PSYCHIC FAIR Sponsored by the Parapsychology Association of Riverside, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the First Church of Religious Science, 3891 Ridge Road, Riverside. Includes lectures and booths featuring books, tapes, art, jewely, crystals, herbs, etc. Readings and counseling also available. For more information, call (714) 784-1565. SAN QORGONIO WHITE SHRINE OF JERUSALEM Meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in the Masonic Temple, 310 W. Fourth St., San Bernardino. The King and Queen party night has been canceled. SATURDAY CLUB A social, recreational program for mentally disabled adults, meets at 10 a.m. at the Center for Individuals with Disabilities, Foruth Street and Palm Lane, San Bernardino. For Information, call (714) 885-6843. SONS OF NORWAY Soldalen 67 will meet at 1 p.m. at the Joslyn Senior Center, 21 Grant St.. Redlands, for "turkey bingo" and refreshments. The Christmas luncheon will be at noon Dec. 12 at Harry C's In Redlands. Reservations should be made by Dec. 8. TOASTMASTERS CLUB 787 Meets at 9:15 a.m. at the Holiday Inn, 1200 University Ave., Riverside. For more Information, call Jim Leatherwood, administrative vice president, (714) 784-0195. 2-WD PICKUP X I will fHttM WatMl pmt ewm nfcirei eel gjel Mi 1st M I Lie. $207, Total Pymnta. $7582, Residual 111787 Ex-pension chief says he took bribe to keep wife YUBA CITY (AP) Former state teachers' pension fund chairman Gilbert Chilton said in an article published Friday that he accepted a $1 million bribe and misused Kinds in a desperate attempt to save a failing marriage. "I took it because I was exhausted," Chilton told The Sacramento Union in an interview at the Sutter County jail. "It was one last-ditch effort. I thought there was no way Shirley was gonna leave me now." Chilton, 43, awaits sentencing in January on four counts of extortion, conspiracy, misuse of funds and tax evasion. The extortion charge relates to a 1982 bribery and extortion scheme that channeled a $50 million State Teachers' Retirement System loan to a wildcat oil company owned by an ex-convict. The other charges are in connection with the 1980-82 embezzlement of more than $440,000 from the Guarantee Savings and Loan Association of Fresno, Chilton's former employer. A fugitive for four years, Chilton surrendered May 15 and agreed Sept. 24 to a plea bargain that resulted in the dismissal of more than 70 other counts. He faces up to 35 years in federal prison, a $125,000 fine, payment of $457,502 in delinquent federal income taxes, and an order to repay embezzled funds. Anti-nuclear LOS ANGELES (AP) The case of an anti-nuclear activist charged with demolishing a government computer went to the jury Friday with the defendant replacing her attorney in order to plead her cause to jurors. Susan Alexis "Katya" Komisaruk told jurors she wanted to address them personally because the judge had blocked the defense from explaining her June 2 attack on a computer at Vandenberg Air Force Base. "I wanted to tell you why that computer was dangerous, but I'm not allowed to," she said, drawing loud objections from the prosecutor. After the jury began deliberating, about 50 of Komisaruk's supporters chanted anti-nuclear slogans outside the federal courthouse. The panel met for about an hour before retiring for the weekend. Before the trial began, U.S. District Judge William Rea ruled Komisaruk's motive was irrelevant and would not be allowed as part of her defense. Nevertheless, Komisaruk told the jury, "You must decide if an instrument of destruction can be ethically considered (government) property" drawing more objections from the prosecutor. Komisaruk is charged with destruction of government property, that is, a computer once used to control the NAVSTAR satellite navigation system. She contends the NAVSTAR computer was used for targeting nuclear weapons. However, NAVSTAR control operations had been moved to Colorado and the computer at Vandenberg was out of service at the time ofher attack. Robber handcuffs employees at Santa Barbara bank, eludes police SANTA BARBARA (AP) A bank robber who was interrupted by two women employees arriving for work handcuffed the women and slipped away from police who encircled the branch Friday morning, authorities said. Special weapons teams cordoned off the area around the Wells Fargo branch office for more than four hours, talking by telephone with the women, who said they heard the robber walking around upstairs, said Lt. Don Williams. Officers stormed the building in an unsuccessful search after advising one woman to flee after locking her co-worker in the vault for safety. "He got away," Williams said. "He filled up his bag with money from the vault." The standoff began when Elizabeth Mebanc and Tammy Contreras arrived about 8:30 a.m. at the bank, which is north of the historic central area of town. The women surprised an armed man, who handcuffed one of them to a wheeled trolley used for paperwork and the other to a fixed object in the vault, Williams said. A third employee arrived at 8:45 a.m., saw the gunman, and left to call police. Officers arrived and tele t7itlerle itssions I 30 Ytars Lawver , . Estates. -Property. Planning. : H ills. Trusts. Conservatorships. Contests 23 W, Court St. San Bndo . 884-8225 BOBBITT MEMORIAL CHAPEL 1299 E. HIGHLAND AVE. 882-3761 PACIFIC CREMATION PLAN SPONSOR Omar C. Ettet Private Services Sylvia Rhodes Interment: Mt. View Cemetery Isabella S. Poiey Monday 2:00 P.M. Calvary Baptist Church Chilton said he used the bribe money from Charles Francis Raymond, president of a Colorado oil company called TXPACCO, to buy a Mercedes and other "toys" in an effort to win the devotion of his second wife, Shirley. The purchases did no good. The couple separated for a second and final time in their six-year marriage in late November 1982. Chilton refused to discuss his 53-month flight from authorities, saying that the woman who was his companion, 26-year-old Cheryl Ann Ciccarelli, faces charges of harboring a fugitive. Ciccarelli now lives near the jail and said in September that she may marry Chilton after his sentencing. He challenged news reports that he fled in a new Mercedes with $1 million and lived a high-rolling lifestyle during his years as a fugitive. He called that period "4 Vt years of hell." "I'm not a flashy con man who schemed to take everyone," he said. "I'm not saying I'm innocent. I want to correct the story." Chilton said he first became involved in embezzling the savings and loan after a 1979 separation with his second wife, buying her three boats, a garage full of motorcycles and a $165,000 renovation of their home. He said he once absent- activist makes phoned the bank, reaching the women who told them they heard the robber walking around upstairs, he said. Police advised the woman handcuffed to the trolley to lock her co-worker in the vault in case the robber returned, then flee out the door, Williams said. Officers said they didn't know how much money was missing. Continues its CLEARANCE SALE HOUSE PLANTS Our regular stock from very small to very large 'A PRICE Other house plants on our front porch at less than 'A IN OUR SIDE YARD BASKETS Many priced lower than 'A PRICE WROUGHT IRON STANDS and PLANT TRIVETS POTTERY for indoors & outdoors Good buys at 'A price - 1 365 E. HIGHLAND AVE., SAN BERNARDINO 806-7002 DAILY 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. SUNDAY 0 a.m. to S p.m. ft. r v Gilbert Chilton Accepted $1 million bribe mindedly left a satchel crammed with $330,000 in a restaurant and often gave handfuls of money to transients, "trying to buy back self-respect." Born out of wedlock and raised by an aunt in "the slums of Baltimore," Chilton said he grew up a "loner" who depended on himself to survive on the streets. A U.S. Army veteran and high school graduate who never completed college, he said he evolved into an intense workaholic and overachiever in the mortgage industry. He said he went "totally off the deep end" when committing his crimes and claimed the money meant nothing to him. "I didn't do it because of greed. I didn't even try to hide the money. It was because I was following the wrong kind of dreams." plea to jurors The government dropped a sabotage charge, apparently in order to avoid discussion of the computer's purpose. Komisaruk ended her statement Friday by citing in Latin a principle in law, which she translated as, "The health of the people is the supreme law." "If you think there are missing facts, that you don't know all the information, then you must have a reasonable doubt," she concluded. Assistant U.S. Attorney Nora Manella responded, "This is not a case of civil disobedience." The prosecution has maintained Komisaruk's political beliefs are not the issue. The issue, Manella said, is whether government property was destroyed and whether Komisaruk did it. Earlier Friday, while testifying in her own defense, Komisaruk repeatedly blurted out her beliefs. "I want you to answer the questions and not give your opinion of things," said the judge, who struck many ofher comments from the record. "I don't understand, your honor," replied the defendant. "I just made an oath to tell the whole truth.' Under questioning by her lawyer, New York civil rights attorney Leonard Weinglass, Komisaruk, 28, told jurors ofher transformation from apathetic student to committed activist. She was not permitted to tell jurors that she believed the NAVSTAR system was a "first strike" weapons system which violated international law. Rea has ruled that international law was irrelevant. Tile Christian and Missionary Alliance Church Presents A Community Welcome Night A free spaghetti splash dinner Ventriloquist Danny Anderson A message of hope for your life with Steve Russo Nursery Service Monday. November For reservation call: 885-001 Verdict inH Galanter j case sealedl LOS ANGELES (AP) Jurors in the trial of an admitted drug abuser charged with tott-tempted murder in the stabbirrg attack on City Councilworrian Ruth Galanter reached a verdkt Friday, but the court sealed (he verdict until Monday. ' u m The jury weighing the fate of Mark Allen Olds, who w,a, charged in the May 6 attack;, reached its verdict after abojujt three hours of deliberations. (.fn The verdict was sealed until Monday morning apparently bo-cause a defense attorney was utf-able to appear for the announcement, said Al Albergate, a spokesman for the district attoY-ney's office. ,r'' The defendant confessed the attack and admitted it agip in testimony. During the weeklong trial, Olds' defense lawyer, James Epstein, argued that his clkmt was on drugs and didn't break into Galanter's home in the Veri-ice district with the premeditated intent to try to kill her. ."u Galanter was a candidate'kt the time of the attack and Was elected to City Council a few weeks later while recovering from injuries sustained durjng the break-in. Epstein asked that jurors find Olds guilty of assault with a deadly weapon or second-degree attempted murder instead of first-degree attempted murder. If Olds is convicted of second-degree1 attempted murder, his maximinti sentence would be 12 years. '" If Olds is convicted of first-degree attempted murder, he coXUd be sentenced to life in prison. k Mark o Locally Owned 75'Years "n MEMORIAL CHAPELS 1 525 No. Waterman Avenue 889-0173 Elsie Soant Private Interment Arthur R. Perez Graveiide Service Monday, 2:15 P.M. Riverside National Cemetery Area 2 Edward Carew ' Private Interment Shirely Ma Cosper Monday, 2:00 P.M. Graveside Service Montecito Memorial Park '"I " ,11 i:il ")'. it.l '. na iionm CHAPEl SttK'fO oy3 t. Dateline MOMCiAM Highland, CoJO STEVE RUSSC 1 16, 1987, 6:00 P.M.fti (TV i ':;:-. tm. .7 (Corner of Waterman and Evans) J; 2 between 9t00 a.m. and Noon aajawa It's time to get ADVENT CALENDARS 41 for the children THANKSGIVING DECOR We have CHRISTMAS CACTUS in bloom IN OUR BACK YARD FOUNTAIN and STATUARY 12 PRICE 71 H3 IS S3 in WHITE ELEPHANTSJ Check our old wagon for some real bargains 2 Mark your calendar For our Christmas OPEN HOUSE: Sunday, Nov. 5 -1 to 5 p.m.

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