2005-08-03T00:00:00Z Obituaries Santa Maria Times
August 03, 2005 12:00 am

August 3, 2005

BELA J. SZAMOSI. 1924-2005

Bela J. Szamosi , 81, of Santa Maria was born April 26, 1924 in Romania, the son of Imre and Irma ( Malieski) Szamosi. Bela passed away at his residence Saturday, July 30, 2005. He was raised in Romania and as a young adult moved to Austria and later he resided in England until his moved to the United States in the 1960Þs. Bela was a life long motor mechanic, last working for Interstate Brand Corporation, retiring in 1994.

Bela enjoyed and loved working on and restoring Jaguar automobiles, as well his gardening and roses and classical music. Bela was proud of his July 3, 2003 citizenship of the United States.

Bela is survived by his wife, Shirlee A. Szamosi; stepsons, John Rhys and his wife, Lori, of Van Nuys, CA.; Andrew Spahos and his wife, Mary, of Georgia; stepdaughters, Mary Ann Harrison, of Georgia; Bess Barnhart and her husband, Bob, of Georgia; Jennifer Cole and her husband, Everett, of Georgia; Trent J. Benedetti and his wife, Barbara, of Santa Maria; stepdaughters, Terri M. Love of Homeland, CA.; Marie A. Gosch and her husband, Marc, of Temecula, CA.; brother, Stefan J. Szamosi and his wife, Bobbi, of Germany; his niece, her husband and their son in Germany; his nephew Emerick Szamosi and his wife Ann Szamosi of Arizona, their two daughters and their families; his nephew John Szamosi and his wife Suzanne Szamosi and their two daughters; 23 step-grandchildren and 7 step-great grandchildren. Bela was preceded in death by his step son-in-law, Patrick Love, 2005, his stepgrandson, Michael Love, 1994, and his brother Imre Szamosi and his wife Elizabeth Szamosi.

Special thanks to BelaÞs caregiver, Raynatte Simon of Linden Care and the entire support staff of Hospice Partners of the Central Coast.

Mass will be 12:00 noon Thursday, August 4, 2005 at St. Louis deMontfort Church with Rev. Mark Newman, C.J., officiating. Graveside services will be 11:30 a.m. Friday, August 5, 2005 at Resurrection Cemetery, Montebello, Ca.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Partners of the Central Coast, 285 South Street. Suite I, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401.


Jesse Carl Jacobson,25, of Nipomo died July 29, 2005 in Paso Robles.

A memorial service will be held Thurs., Aug. 4th at 1:00 PM at Calvary Chapel, 110 N. Thompson Rd. in Nipomo with a reception to follow at JesseÞs home in Nipomo.

He was born July 26, 1980 in Santa Maria and had been a lifetime resident of the central coast. He attended Arroyo Grande H.S. and graduated from Lopez High in 2000. He was a fifth year apprentice with United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union #114. His hobbies included dirtbike riding, wakeboarding, snowboarding, camping, hanging out with friends and eating at Yamatos. He always had a beautiful smile on his face and ready to have a good time. He loved life and always lived it to the fullest. He was one of a kind and had the biggest heart that touched so many lives and was always sure to say ßI love youà.

He is survived by parents, mother Michele Harney and step-father Michael Harney of Nipomo; father Jesse ßSunnyà Jacobson of Arroyo Grande; sister Sara Jacobson of San Luis Obispo; grandparents, Maxine and Chuck Egan of Nipomo and Robert and Carolyn Shuey of Caldwell, ID; aunt, uncle and cousins, Robbie, Tommy, Brooke, Josef and Arianne Spittler of Nipomo; aunt and cousins, Lisa, Laura, Billy & Joy Jaco of Sacramento; Isaacs family of FL; Shannon family of TX; aunt Nora Jacobson of NM; aunt Christine Altman of MO and great great aunt Mary Cooper and family of NB. He was preceded in death by his loving grandparents Jesse Milando Jacobson and Susan Nellie Anderson Jacobson.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jesse Jacobson Memorial Fund at Coasthills Federal Credit Union, 532 W. Tefft, Nipomo, CA.

Arrangements are under the direction of Lady Family Mortuary and Crematory of Arroyo Grande.

JOHN E. DILLON 1924 - 2005

John E. Dillon, 80, of Santa Maria, passed away Sunday, July 31, 2005 in a local hospital. At his request there will be no services. Cremation will be followed by private inurnment in the Ivy Lawn Cemetery in Ventura.

Mr. Dillon served his country in the US Army during World War II, and the Korean War. He was employed for over 45 years as a mechanical design engineer in the aerospace industry, and retired from Delco in Santa Barbara. He has been a resident of Santa Maria since 1996.

Mr. Dillon is survived by his wife of 53 years, Fae E. Dillon of Santa Maria, son, John H. Morrison of Sheffield, Alabama, and his sister, Norma Schock of Washington, D.C.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary and Crematory.


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Timothy Michael Markey, beloved son of Judyth Markey Arko, step-son of Matthew Arko, son of the late John Markey, dear brother to Sue, Patrick, Peggy and Anna Markey, was killed in Honduras, South America, July 29, 2005. An agent of the DEA, Tim was visiting, as a tourist, the Plaza of Suyapa in the city of Tecguchigalpa. He bled to death as a result of bullet wounds inflicted by a member of the gang Sinestro II while defending himself as he was departing from a taxi on the way to visit an historical church. Tim was 44 years.

Born June 30, 1961, Tim attended St. MaryÞs Elementary School in Santa Maria, graduating with honors in 1975. Tim loved the military and in 1970 became actively involved as a member of the Boy Scouts. He was presented with the distinction of Eagle Scout, the highest achievement award in scouting, as well as the Ad Altare Dei religious award presented by the Catholic Church.

Tim attended St. Joseph High School from 1975 - 1979. He excelled academically and ran competitively with the Saint JosephÞs Knights cross country team, who consistently placed high in the CIF-I-A division during the years he was with the team. Tim was elected Class Historian and graduated with honors, receiving both a California State Scholarship and an ROTC scholarship to the University of San Francisco.

Named as one of the five finalists for the DeanÞs Award, Tim graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in 1983 from the University of San Francisco and named to the WhoÞs Who of College Graduates and also to the National DeanÞs List Book for consistent grade achievement. Upon graduation he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Army Signal Corps in Texas. He attained the rank of captain while serving in the Army, spending two years in both Korea and Panama.

Tim continued his studies at the University of California at Davis with a Masters in Political Science. Following his graduation he made application to the Drug Enforcement Agency. While awaiting acceptance, he taught history at the Napa Junior College in Napa, California.

Upon acceptance into the DEA he attended the FBI Academy at Quantico, Virginia and graduated in December, 1989. His attendance at the Monterey School of Languages served to further enhance his fluency with multiple Spanish dialects .He served as a Special Agent and worked with the DEA organization until his death.

Known to everyone who loved and knew him, he was a person of great integrity and strength. Tim is survived by his mother Judyth and her husband, Matt Arko; Sue and Brian Ellefritz of Menlo Park, Patrick and Lorna Markey of Oxnard, Peg and Tom Hickman of Conifer, Colorado and Anna and Carlos Nogueiro of Mill Valley. He will also be forever missed by his nieces and nephews, Hensley, Laura, Hannah, Nick, Eric, Joey, and Elle.

Tim was preceded in death by his father John P. Markey in October 1999.

Donations can be made in his name to St. Joseph High School, 4120 South Bradley Road, Santa Maria, CA 93455.

Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, followed by a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. Thursday evening in the Chapel of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home. Mass of the Celebration of his life will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday at St. Louis De Montfort Church in Orcutt, California, with Fr. Mark Newman, celebrant and Fr. Anthony Runtz, con-celebrant. Interment will follow in the Santa Maria Cemetery.


LESLIE LLOYD FIELDS, 62, of Pismo Beach, passed away Saturday, July, 2005. Arrangements are under the direction of Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel in Grover Beach.

HERMAN NYDAM, 89, of Arroyo Grande passed away Monday Aug. 1, 2005 Arrangements are under the direction of Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel in Grover Beach.

GERTRUDE BRASS, 88, of Santa Maria passed away August 1, 2005. Arrangements are in the care of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home and Cremattion Services.

DELLA MAE HAGER, 84, of Arroyo Grande passed away Monday, August 1, 2005. Arrangements are under the direction of Marshall-Spoo Funeral Chapel in Grover Beach.

MARTIN F. UJANO, 66, of Santa Maria, passed away July 31, 2005. Funeral arrangements pending at Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary and Crematory.

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