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The pandemic’s toll:Lives lost in California

Thousands of lives have been lost in the coronavirus outbreak, in cities and small towns, in hospital wards and nursing homes. The virus has moved across California, killing the old and the young, the infirm and the healthy.

Some patterns have emerged. Large metropolitan centers such as Los Angeles and San Francisco appear to be the hardest hit. More than 61 thousand people have died in California. These are some of their stories, reported by Los Angeles Times staffers and six interns here through partnerships with the Pulitzer Center and USC.

Mary Miramontes

90, Danville

Jose Valero

35, Los Angeles

W. David Stern

93, Mill Valley

Margaret Zwingman

98, Salinas

Alice Coopersmith Furst

87, Kentfield

Leah Bernstein

99, Woodland Hills

Vernon Robinson

81, Burbank

Evelia B. Rubio

54, Colton

Desanka Mitrovich

95, San Diego

Victor “DJ V-Funk” Martinez

36, Porterville

Cornelia Talbott

75, Brawley

Richard Geoffrey Salmon

68, Lindsay

Rafael Cartagena

66, San Fernando

Ralph Duprey

98, Signal Hill

Bishop Anthony Pigee Sr.

49, Los Angeles

Zella Campbell

94, Bishop

Milton Melzian Jr.

89, Aptos

Carolina Tovar and Letty Ramirez

86 and 54, Rowland Heights

Catherine Apothaker

89, Los Angeles

Joseph Fierroz

64, San Fernando

Garry Bowie

59, Lakewood

Jose M. Perez

44, Lakewood

Donald Sperling

85, Sacramento

Jimmy Lee

48, Orange

Richard Rutledge

87, Folsom

Bernard J. Bush

86, Los Gatos

Allen Daviau

77, Woodland Hills

Jeanne Mary Roche

82, San Rafael

Marvin W. Carpenter

84, San Ysidro

Joseph Alexander

95, Hayward

Barbara Johnson Hopper

81, Oakland

Chris Trousdale

34, Los Angeles

Margaret Sowma

105, Los Angeles

Harold Budd

84, Pasadena

Lola Mae Roach Larson

95, Carlsbad

Scott Blanks

34, Whittier

Gaby Elena O’Donnell and Greg O’Donnell

61 and 58, Whittier

Taurino and Silvia Rivera

57 and 56, San Diego

David Werksman

51, Corona

George Whitmore

89, Fresno

Stan Westmoreland

76, Lemon Grove

Leeann Patterson

78, San Jose

Patsy Merrill Nelson

94, San Mateo

Crispin Rojas Ortega

82, Montebello

Leonard Auerbach

73, Terminal Island

Gary Young

66, Gilroy

Dora Padilla

86, Alhambra

Karen Johnson

77, Beaumont

Juan Martinez

36, Stockton

Erica McAdoo

39, Los Angeles

Frank J. Duran

88, Ventura

Florentina Lopez

66, Reseda

Paul Hernandez

62, East Los Angeles

Florence Schumacher

95, Fair Oaks

Tran Ngoc Chau

96, Los Angeles

Kenneth Butori

71, Concord

Robert Mendoza

43, Oceanside

McHarry Watson

56, Mi-Wuk Village

Rosemary Rushka

89, San Mateo

Harold Widom

88, Santa Cruz

Dolores Shoebotham

88, San Diego

Kermit Holderman

73, San Diego

Jorel Alfonso

38, Riverside

Oscar Leonel Rosa

25, Bell Gardens

Jack B. Indreland

94, Los Angeles

Edwin Echaluce

70, San Jose

Ramon Arthur Rivera, Jr

56, Palmdale

Luz and Israel Teicher

85 and 85, Stockton

David Iribarne

47, Sacramento

Tessie Henry

83, San Francisco

Deborah Elizabeth Gallagher

96, Sacramento

Ever A. Linares

45, Los Angeles

Dulce Amor Aguilo

55, San Jose

Maria Teresa Banson

62, Huntington Park

Jessie Garibaldo

55, Harbor City

Elizabeth Yamada

90, La Jolla

Valeria Viveros

21, Riverside

Theodore “Ted” Lumpkin

100, Los Angeles

Gabriel B. Zavala

76, Anaheim

Betty Gentry

94, Chula Vista

Guillermo Ramirez

47, Azusa

Richard Tillson

85, Elk Grove

Gloria Martinez

91, Visalia

Anita Schiller

94, San Diego

Susan Kam

94, Encino

Randy Giang Ta

66, San Jose

Frederick K.C. Price

89, South Los Angeles

Ronda Felder

60, San Diego

Leticia Chavez Godinez

75, El Centro

Jeffrey Stark

62, Palm Springs

Michael Ayala

66, Sonora

Don Branker

75, Fresno

Margarito Guillén

71, San Pablo

Eliseo del Rosario Moya

75, West Covina

Phil Specter

81, Stockton

Ann Sullivan

91, Woodland Hills

Russ Abraham

70, Fair Oaks

Raul Alaniz

53, El Centro

Dave Browner

78, Los Angeles

Douglas Borchert

77, Martinez

Terese Chiames Caire

57, La Cañada

Ronald Shirley

80, Camarillo

Arcelia Martinez

65, San Jose

Ron Rowe

83, Hollywood

Melinda Wernick

78, Palm Springs

John Fanucchi

79, Sanoma

Pedro Zuniga

52, Turlock

Ressie Cameron

87, Gilroy

Soon Sun Kim and Timothy Kim

85 and 68, Los Angeles

William Minnis

70, Hayward

Anne Lehner

96, Encino

Dena Louise Connelly

64, Santa Monica

Ronald Harris

82, Los Angeles

Anthony Ragonesi

74, San Jose

Jeff Baumbach

57, Lodi

Rafael “Ray” Vega

86, Sherman Oaks

Julia Alexander

81, Upland

Wayne L. Strom

85, Thousand Oaks

Dr. Manuel Ramirez

81, Montrose

Manuel Agredano

83, Lawndale

Bruce Barack

79, Los Angeles

Carolyn Buhai Haas

94, Tiburon

Shawki Zuabi

64, Laguna Niguel

Larry Lerner

71, Van Nuys

Antelmo Candido Garcia

65, Pasadena

Paulita Bernuy

91, Encino

John Eric Swing

48, Westminster

Jack Ohringer

75, North Hollywood

Karen Hemm

69, Hemet

Donald Kennedy

88, Redwood City

Alby Kass

89, Guerneville

Andy Marin

38, Porterville

James Robert Waters

84, Sacramento

Carlos Oropeza Canez

60

Gregory Everett

58, Los Angeles

Len Fagan

72, Los Angeles

Rosa Luna

68, Riverside

Ed Pearl

88, Los Angeles

Richard Charles Bendel

75, Carpinteria

Linda Maynard

74, Hayward

Hatsy Yasukochi

80, San Francisco

George Shark Chou Chin

80, Davis

Alfonso Ye Jr.

25, Chula Vista

Marylou Armer

43, American Canyon

Jeffrey Ghazarian

34, Glendora

Noe Montoya

66, Hollister

Claudine Pearson Luppi

92, Sherman Oaks

Roger Santicruz

71, San Jose

Carmella Cristofaro

88, Mission Viejo

Rosary Castro-Olega

63, Los Angeles

Herbert Segall

91, Pasadena

Joseph Fice

82, Los Gatos

Mark Scheu

53, Moorpark

Adul Tangtam

64, Eagle Rock

Carol van Zalingen

53, Sylmar

Michael Cook

84, Los Gatos

Rose Cadena Lord

83, Yucaipa

Bill Kling

51, Camarillo

Otoniel Azañon Alvarado

48, Petaluma

Gregory Bundy

65, Inglewood

Robert Pinedo

64, Brawley

Lawrence Wilkes

80, Anaheim

Antonio Bernabe

60, Van Nuys

Deborah Lynn Aguilar

60, Salinas

George Chiu

86, Palo Alto

Mary Palos

105, Claremont

Julie Bennett

88, Hollywood

Pauline Estey

97, Woodland Hills

Mario Aranda Sr.

79, San Francisco

Elsa Claybaugh

84, Clovis

Carol Ann Murphy

91, Vallejo

Trini Lopez

83, Palm Springs

Jim Farrell

69, Long Beach

Brittany Bruner-Ringo

32, Torrance

Frederick W. Cook

88, Stockton

James Lanier Craig

64, Santa Paula

Herbert J. Evers

88, Orange

Mary Joanne Rosario

87, Orange

Lynn Naibert

83, San Diego

Donald Wickham

94, Watsonville

Theodore Granstedt

60, Santa Clara County

Hy Cohen

90, Palm Desert

Tara Fay Mitchell

63, Sacramento

Penny Foreman

73, Clovis

Emma Patiño

84, Hayward

Richard Ellwood

81, Glendale

Arnie Robinson

72, San Diego

Scott Douglas Woodard

67, Oakland

Dr. Ernesto Victor Sotto Santos

47, San Dimas

Nick Cordero

41, Los Angeles

Patricia Jewel Lopes

85, Modesto

Marcia Burnam

92, Los Angeles

Lourdes Pizarro

62, Gilroy

Merrick “Jenks” Dowson

67, San Francisco

Cindy and Ruben Trejo

47 and 51, Inglewood

Ronald Burdette Culp

84, Redding

Carmelita and Federico Calindas

77 and 82, Sacramento

Norma Miramontes

61, San Jose

Joe Luna

38, Los Angeles

Joni Berry

89, Los Angeles

Ricardo Saldana

77, Glendale

Janet Carvalho

83

Stephen Butters

90, Alta Loma

Loretta Mendoza Dionisio

68, Orlando, Fla.

Jack Turnbull

72, North Hills

Joseph Radisich

84, San Pedro

Rosaleigh George

97, Monterey

Winfred Grissom

91, Eureka

Azar Ahrabi

68, Santa Clara

Mario Leos Lomeli

93, Los Angeles

Rose Matsui Ochi

81, Los Angeles

Emilia Ibarra

59, Coachella

Cynthia Brasil

64, Modesto

Allen Garfield

80, Los Angeles

Alex Bernard

57, Downey

Raul Miramontes and Adeline Miramontes

90 and 83, San Jose

Terry Blanchard

56, Oakland

Vivian Anne Fierro

58, Commerce

Gaspár Gómez

51, Pacoima

Leland “Hobo” Goodsell

66, Goleta

Angelo Chavez

41, San Jose

Alberto Reyes and Fernando Reyes Sr.

84 and 60, Vallejo

Julio Ramirez

43, San Gabriel

Tommy Macias

51, Lake Elsinore

Larry T. Baza

76, San Diego

Jay Calhoun

58, Bakersfield

Mike Gotovac

76, Los Angeles

Edwin Wall

97, Lodi

Glenn McGihon

90, Palm Desert

Marie Cardoza Martin

99, Sacramento

Rita Clausen

92

Donald Lackowski

86, Redondo Beach

Alan Beal

80, San Jose

Raul J. Arce

87, El Centro

Arthur Montoya II

70, Indio

Francia Hernandez

77, Bakersfield

Cari Ramirez

45, Redlands

Jo Ann Smith

66, Pala Indian Reservation

Marc Wilmore

57, Claremont

Wilson Maa

71, San Francisco

Sally Lara

62, Redlands

Harry Sentoso

63, Walnut

Vic Lepisto

75, Agoura Hills

Artemio Ramos

77, Reseda

Joel Rogosin

87, Woodland Hills

Joyce Marie Pierce Johnson

71, Houma, La.

David R. Dukes

76, Fullerton

Julius Schachter

84, San Francisco

Antonia ‘Toni’ Sisemore

72, Esparto

Robert Brewster

88, Rancho Palos Verdes

June Pantages

96, Pleasant Hill

Wanda DeSelle

76, Madera

Camille Ellington

66, Marina del Rey

Daniel P. Barber

70, Palm Springs

Walter White

95, Rancho Mirage

Jose Roberto Alvarez

67, Los Angeles

Jay Johnstone

74, Granada Hills

Patti Breed-Rabitoy

69, Reseda

Lowell Parker Dabbs

95, Santa Barbara

John Patrick Doyle

62, Stockton

Nicholas Dees

54, Vallejo

Jacinto Abarca

59, Garden Grove

Ken Caley

59, San Clemente

John Breier

64, Woodland Hills

Terrell Young

52, Murrieta

Sallie Jones

86, San Diego

Gerald Shiroma

59, Los Angeles

Jorge Martinez

53, Los Angeles

Saludacion “Sally” Solon Fontanilla

51, Kentfield

Celia Marcos

61, Hollywood

Gerald Locklin

79, Long Beach

Sandra Blum

80, Encino

Eric Oshiro and Betty Oshiro

61 and 89, La Mirada and Paramount

Costelle Akrie

88, Hayward

Manuel Villanueva

67, Reseda

Vidal Garay

60, Los Angeles

George Bender

88, Rancho Palos Verdes

Larry Robertson

72, San Pedro

Erane Marie Garrett

99, Sonoma