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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 62 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.

Alice Coopersmith Furst

87, Kentfield

Mark Scheu

53, Moorpark

Rose Matsui Ochi

81, Los Angeles

Rosaleigh George

97, Monterey

Chris Trousdale

34, Los Angeles

Carol van Zalingen

53, Sylmar

Raul Alaniz

53, El Centro

George Bender

88, Rancho Palos Verdes

Anne Lehner

96, Encino

Sally Lara

62, Redlands

Vivian Anne Fierro

58, Commerce

Angelo Chavez

41, San Jose

David R. Dukes

76, Fullerton

Gregory Everett

58, Los Angeles

Jeanne Mary Roche

82, San Rafael

Joel Rogosin

87, Woodland Hills

George Shark Chou Chin

80, Davis

Raul J. Arce

87, El Centro

Carmella Cristofaro

88, Mission Viejo

George Whitmore

89, Fresno

Kenneth Butori

71, Concord

Larry Lerner

71, Van Nuys

Jeff Baumbach

57, Lodi

Mary Joanne Rosario

87, Orange

Nicholas Dees

54, Vallejo

Jose M. Perez

44, Lakewood

Ronald Harris

82, Los Angeles

William Z. Good

96, Azusa

Florence Schumacher

95, Fair Oaks

Frank J. Duran

88, Ventura

Lowell Parker Dabbs

95, Santa Barbara

Bruce Barack

79, Los Angeles

David Werksman

51, Corona

Gabriel B. Zavala

76, Anaheim

Edmundo Raul Valencia, Jr

86, El Centro

Wanda DeSelle

76, Madera

Michael Cook

84, Los Gatos

Richard Geoffrey Salmon

68, Lindsay

Zella Campbell

94, Bishop

Jay Johnstone

74, Granada Hills

Miguel Perkins

71, Oceanside

Ronda Felder

60, San Diego

Paul Hernandez

62, East Los Angeles

Anthony Ragonesi

74, San Jose

Larry T. Baza

76, San Diego

Antelmo Candido Garcia

65, Pasadena

Theodore Granstedt

60, Santa Clara County

Donald Wickham

94, Watsonville

Arthur Montoya II

70, Indio

Marc Wilmore

57, Claremont

W. David Stern

93, Mill Valley

Milton Melzian Jr.

89, Aptos

Erica McAdoo

39, Los Angeles

Patsy Merrill Nelson

94, San Mateo

John Fanucchi

79, Sanoma

McHarry Watson

56, Mi-Wuk Village

Stephen Butters

90, Alta Loma

Trini Lopez

83, Palm Springs

Pauline Estey

97, Woodland Hills

Antonio Bernabe

60, Van Nuys

Dr. Manuel Ramirez

81, Montrose

Ken Caley

59, San Clemente

Jacinto Abarca

59, Garden Grove

Roger Santicruz

71, San Jose

Tony M. Sanchez

73, Tulare

William Minnis

70, Hayward

Gerald Shiroma

59, Los Angeles

Angel De La Fuente

49, Fresno

Dave Browner

78, Los Angeles

Jose Roberto Alvarez

67, Los Angeles

Deborah Elizabeth Gallagher

96, Sacramento

Margaret Zwingman

98, Salinas

Desanka Mitrovich

95, San Diego

Harold Widom

88, Santa Cruz

Carmelita and Federico Calindas

77 and 82, Sacramento

Ralph Duprey

98, Signal Hill

Celia Marcos

61, Hollywood

Jorel Alfonso

38, Riverside

Bill Kling

51, Camarillo

Phil Specter

81, Stockton

Alberto Reyes and Fernando Reyes Sr.

84 and 60, Vallejo

Russ Abraham

70, Fair Oaks

Irene Cornish Thompson

78, Rancho Santa Fe

Elsa Claybaugh

84, Clovis

Rafael “Ray” Vega

86, Sherman Oaks

Dora Padilla

86, Alhambra

Edwin Echaluce

70, San Jose

Randy Giang Ta

66, San Jose

Gloria Martinez

91, Visalia

Antonia ‘Toni’ Sisemore

72, Esparto

Gerald Locklin

79, Long Beach

Cindy and Ruben Trejo

47 and 51, Inglewood

Sandra Blum

80, Encino

Alby Kass

89, Guerneville

Wilson Maa

71, San Francisco

Harry Sentoso

63, Walnut

Joe Luna

38, Los Angeles

Manuel Villanueva

67, Reseda

Francia Hernandez

77, Bakersfield

Joseph Fierroz

64, San Fernando

Walter White

95, Rancho Mirage

Ronald Shirley

80, Camarillo

Joseph Alexander

95, Hayward

Daniel P. Barber

70, Palm Springs

Tessie Henry

83, San Francisco

John Eric Swing

48, Westminster

Jimmy Lee

48, Orange

Frederick K.C. Price

89, South Los Angeles

Betty Gentry

94, Chula Vista

Jorge Martinez

53, Los Angeles

Emma Patiño

84, Hayward

Janet Carvalho

83

Ann Sullivan

91, Woodland Hills

Ramon Arthur Rivera, Jr

56, Palmdale

Brittany Bruner-Ringo

32, Torrance

Scott Blanks

34, Whittier

Manuel Agredano

83, Lawndale

Gary Young

66, Gilroy

Marie Cardoza Martin

99, Sacramento

Bishop Anthony Pigee Sr.

49, Los Angeles

Jim Farrell

69, Long Beach

Don Branker

75, Fresno

Hatsy Yasukochi

80, San Francisco

Nick Cordero

41, Los Angeles

Eliseo del Rosario Moya

75, West Covina

Norma Miramontes

61, San Jose

Penny Foreman

73, Clovis

James Lanier Craig

64, Santa Paula

Victor “DJ V-Funk” Martinez

36, Porterville

Jeffrey Stark

62, Palm Springs

Julio Ramirez

43, San Gabriel

Margaret Lucille Romero

73, Big Pine

Richard Ellwood

81, Glendale

Alan Beal

80, San Jose

Michael Ayala

66, Sonora

Catherine Apothaker

89, Los Angeles

Joseph Radisich

84, San Pedro

Costelle Akrie

88, Hayward

Crispin Rojas Ortega

82, Montebello

Robert Mendoza

43, Oceanside

Camille Ellington

66, Marina del Rey

Marcia Burnam

92, Los Angeles

Melinda Wernick

78, Palm Springs

Karen Hemm

69, Hemet

Erane Marie Garrett

99, Sonoma

Herbert J. Evers

88, Orange

Joyce Marie Pierce Johnson

71, Houma, La.

Arcelia Martinez

65, San Jose

Leeann Patterson

78, San Jose

Terrell Young

52, Murrieta

Kermit Holderman

73, San Diego

Mary Palos

105, Claremont

Jack Turnbull

72, North Hills

Cornelia Talbott

75, Brawley

Rose Cadena Lord

83, Yucaipa

Guillermo Ramirez

47, Azusa

Dulce Amor Aguilo

55, San Jose

Elizabeth Yamada

90, La Jolla

Larry Robertson

72, San Pedro

Maria Teresa Banson

62, Huntington Park

Allen Garfield

80, Los Angeles

Tara Fay Mitchell

63, Sacramento

Gregory Bundy

65, Inglewood

Patricia Jewel Lopes

85, Modesto

Leland “Hobo” Goodsell

66, Goleta

Mike Gotovac

76, Los Angeles

Artemio Ramos

77, Reseda

Arnie Robinson

72, San Diego

Francisco Valdovinos

58, Mecca

Juan Martinez

36, Stockton

Rosary Castro-Olega

63, Los Angeles

Azar Ahrabi

68, Santa Clara

Lawrence Wilkes

80, Anaheim

Luz and Israel Teicher

85 and 85, Stockton

Jack Ohringer

75, North Hollywood

Margaret Sowma

105, Los Angeles

Otoniel Azañon Alvarado

48, Petaluma

Donald Sperling

85, Sacramento

Ever A. Linares

45, Los Angeles

Wayne L. Strom

85, Thousand Oaks

Robert Pinedo

64, Brawley

Becky Blair

64, Santa Rosa

Ricardo Saldana

77, Glendale

Mark Appelbaum

79, San Diego

Karen Johnson

77, Beaumont

Deborah Lynn Aguilar

60, Salinas

Rita Clausen

92

Tran Ngoc Chau

96, Los Angeles

Valeria Viveros

21, Riverside

Loretta Mendoza Dionisio

68, Orlando, Fla.

David Iribarne

47, Sacramento

Leticia Chavez Godinez

75, El Centro

Richard Rutledge

87, Folsom

Hy Cohen

90, Palm Desert

Anita Schiller

94, San Diego

Jose Valero

35, Los Angeles

Dolores Shoebotham

88, San Diego

Ronald Burdette Culp

84, Redding

Vidal Garay

60, Los Angeles

Alfonso Ye Jr.

25, Chula Vista

Noe Montoya

66, Hollister

Winfred Grissom

91, Eureka

Scott Douglas Woodard

67, Oakland

Jack B. Indreland

94, Los Angeles

Claudine Pearson Luppi

92, Sherman Oaks

James Robert Waters

84, Sacramento

Ed Pearl

88, Los Angeles

June Pantages

96, Pleasant Hill

Cynthia Brasil

64, Modesto

Lola Mae Roach Larson

95, Carlsbad

Richard Charles Bendel

75, Carpinteria

Ressie Cameron

87, Gilroy

Samira Al-Hadad

84, San Luis Obispo

Carolyn Buhai Haas

94, Tiburon

Pedro Zuniga

52, Turlock

John Patrick Doyle

62, Stockton

Bernard J. Bush

86, Los Gatos

Carol Ann Murphy

91, Vallejo

Saludacion “Sally” Solon Fontanilla

51, Kentfield

Theodore “Ted” Lumpkin

100, Los Angeles

Leah Bernstein

99, Woodland Hills

Stan Westmoreland

76, Lemon Grove

Rafael Cartagena

66, San Fernando

Shawki Zuabi

64, Laguna Niguel

Bayron Salguero

30, Los Angeles

Taurino and Silvia Rivera

57 and 56, San Diego

Andy Marin

38, Porterville

Allen Daviau

77, Woodland Hills

Joseph Fice

82, Los Gatos

Adul Tangtam

64, Eagle Rock

Marylou Armer

43, American Canyon

Terese Chiames Caire

57, La Cañada

Jessie Garibaldo

55, Harbor City

Julia Alexander

81, Upland

Carolina Tovar and Letty Ramirez

86 and 54, Rowland Heights

Vernon Robinson

81, Burbank

Marvin W. Carpenter

84, San Ysidro

Robert Brewster

88, Rancho Palos Verdes

Herbert Segall

91, Pasadena

Margarito Guillén

71, San Pablo

Mary Miramontes

90, Danville

Oscar Leonel Rosa

25, Bell Gardens

George Chiu

86, Palo Alto

Tommy Macias

51, Lake Elsinore

Edwin Wall

97, Lodi

Merrick “Jenks” Dowson

67, San Francisco

Donald Kennedy

88, Redwood City

Florentina Lopez

66, Reseda

Raul Miramontes and Adeline Miramontes

90 and 83, San Jose

Jo Ann Smith

66, Pala Indian Reservation

Lourdes Pizarro

62, Gilroy

Glenn McGihon

90, Palm Desert

Richard Tillson

85, Elk Grove

Cari Ramirez

45, Redlands

Douglas Borchert

77, Martinez

Donald Lackowski

86, Redondo Beach

Julie Bennett

88, Hollywood

Dr. Ernesto Victor Sotto Santos

47, San Dimas

Terry Blanchard

56, Oakland

Gaspár Gómez

51, Pacoima

Harold Budd

84, Pasadena

Rosemary Rushka

89, San Mateo

Len Fagan

72, Los Angeles

Rosa Luna

68, Riverside

Mario Leos Lomeli

93, Los Angeles

Barbara Johnson Hopper

81, Oakland

Lynn Naibert

83, San Diego

Dena Louise Connelly

64, Santa Monica

Alex Bernard

57, Downey

Gaby Elena O’Donnell and Greg O’Donnell

61 and 58, Whittier

Leonard Auerbach

73, Terminal Island

Garry Bowie

59, Lakewood

Frederick W. Cook

88, Stockton

Julius Schachter

84, San Francisco

Mario Aranda Sr.

79, San Francisco

Eric Oshiro and Betty Oshiro

61 and 89, La Mirada and Paramount

Sallie Jones

86, San Diego

John Breier

64, Woodland Hills

Emilia Ibarra

59, Coachella

Soon Sun Kim and Timothy Kim

85 and 68, Los Angeles

Joni Berry

89, Los Angeles

Jeffrey Ghazarian

34, Glendora

Manuel “Manny” Chagollan

89, Huntington Beach

Linda Maynard

74, Hayward

Susan Kam

94, Encino

Evelia B. Rubio

54, Colton

Paulita Bernuy

91, Encino

Carlos Oropeza Canez

60

Vic Lepisto

75, Agoura Hills

Patti Breed-Rabitoy

69, Reseda

Baltazar Aguirre

64, Coachella

Ron Rowe

83, Hollywood

Jay Calhoun

58, Bakersfield