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  • Sean — Patrick Coniff
    Mass will be celebrated for Sean Patrick Coniff at — 11 a.m. Saturday in Shepherd of the Valley Catholic Church, Central Point. The Rev. Jim — Clifford will officiate. Interment will be in the IOOF Cemetery in Gold Hill.
    Mr. Coniff, 19, of Central Point, died Monday (May 18, 1998) in an automobile accident — in Gold Hill.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Boy Scouts of America, 3039 Hanley Road, Central — Point, OR 97502 or M.A.D.D., 1490 La Loma Drive, Medford, OR 97504.
    He was born April 20, 1979, in Medford.
    He was a senior at Crater High School.
    Mr. Coniff was a member of Shepherd of the Valley Catholic Church.
    He was an Eagle Scout and president of the 4H Gold Valley Beef and Sheep clubs for — three consecutive years.
    He enjoyed motorcycle riding and four-wheeling.
    Survivors include his parents, Patrick and Brenda Tocher Coniff, Central Point; a — brother, Shea, Central Point; and three sisters, Heather Coniff, Grants Pass, and Alicia — Smith and Amber Coniff, both Central Point.
    Friends may pay their respects from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Shepherd of the Valley — Catholic Church.
    Arrangements: Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives, Medford.
    — Pallon S. Kapadia
    Pallon S. Kapadia, 80, of Ashland, died Tuesday (May — 19, 1998) at Ashland Community Hospital. A private service was held. Interment was in — Scenic Hills Memorial Park, Ashland.
    He was born June 28, 1917, in Bombay, India.
    Mr. Kapadia grew up in India.
    On Jan. 19, 1947, in Bombay, he married Najoo Shaukar, who survives.
    They moved to Sherman Oaks, Calif., in 1971, where he was an electrical engineer in the — steel industry.
    In 1990, he retired and they moved to Ashland.
    Survivors, in addition to his wife, include a daughter, Freny Munshi, Ashland; a — brother, Homi S., in India; and two grandchildren.
    Arrangements: Simonsen Funeral Home, Ashland.
    — Frances L. Antonucci
    The memorial service for Frances L. Antonucci will — be at — p.m. Sunday at Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home, Ashland. The Rev. B.J. Holland — will officiate. Private interment will be in Scenic Hills Memorial Park.
    Mrs. Antonucci, 98, of Ashland, died Friday (May 15, 1998) at her home.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Providence Community Health Foundation, Hospice, — 1111 Crater Lake Ave., Medford, OR 97504.
    She was born Frances Glass on April 28, 1900, in Clovis, Calif.
    Mrs. Antonucci and her nine siblings grew up in Tollhouse, Calif.
    On Feb. 8, 1917, in Fresno, Calif., she married Steve B. Antonucci, who died Dec. 16, — 1979.
    They lived in Big Creek, Calif., where Mrs. Antonucci was a telephone operator for — Southern California Edison Co.
    In 1927, they moved to Monterey Park, Calif., where they lived until moving to Ashland — in 1960.
    Mrs. Antonucci, a member of the Ashland Community Hospital Auxiliary, had been — recognized for more than 1,000 hours of volunteer work there.
    She was president of the Ashland Senior Citizens, a member of Ashland Ladies of Elk, — Alpha Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, Upper Valley Community Club, and Bellview — Grange.
    Survivors include two daughters, May Dunn and Pat Wells, both of Ashland; a sister, — Celia Button, Cudahy, Calif.; 16 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and six — great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Blair Antonucci; a — daughter, Betty Clupney; and a great-granddaughter.
    Arrangements: Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home, Ashland.
    — Maxine H. Ferg
    Maxine H. Ferg, 87, formerly of Medford, died — Thursday (April 30, 1998) in a Brookings care facility. Private interment was in Medford.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 33 N. Central Ave., — Suite 330, Medford, OR 97501 or to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 698, Medford, OR — 97501
    She was born Aug. 31, 1910, in St. Paul, Minn.
    On June 21, 1930, in Medford, she married Lloyd Ferg, who died in 1977.
    Mrs. Ferg lived in Medford until moving to Brookings three years ago.
    Survivors include two sons, Marshall, Brookings, and Russell, Leavenworth, Wash.; three — grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She was — preceded in death by two sisters.
    Arrangements: Scantlin's Brookings Mortuary and Chapel.
    — Marie Comstock
    Marie Comstock, 87, of Grants Pass, died Wednesday — (May 20, 1998) at her home. No service is planned.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Yerba Buena Mission, in care of Anita Franklin, — 2400 Limpy Creek Road, Grants Pass, OR 97527.
    She was born Marie Graham on Oct. 15, 1910, in Fort Collins, Colo. She moved to Oregon — in 1936.
    On Dec. 26, 1937, in Brookings, she married Ray Comstock, who preceded her in death.
    Mrs. Comstock founded the Yerba Buena Mission in Chiapas, Mexico.
    She was a life member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
    Survivors include a daughter, Anita Franklin, Grants Pass; a brother, Willard Graham, — Grants Pass; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Burton; a — grandson; and a great-granddaughter.
    Arrangements: Abbey Funeral.
    — Janet Ruby Pickens
    The memorial service for Janet Ruby Pickens will be — at 2 p.m. Friday in the United Methodist Church, Medford. The Rev. C. Bunny Oliver will — officiate. Interment was in Hillcrest Memorial Park.
    Mrs. Pickens, 81, of Medford, died Monday (May 18, 1998) at Rogue Valley Medical — Center.
    Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 698, Medford, — OR 97501.
    She was born Janet Fickenscher on July 1, 1916, in Great Falls, Mont.
    On Feb. 25, 1940, in Roseburg, she married Kenneth E. Pickens, who preceded her in — death.
    Mrs. Pickens lived most of her life in the Rogue Valley.
    She was a member of the Medford First United Methodist Church and the Rogue River — Valley Knife and Fork Club. She enjoyed concerts, camping, and bowling.
    Survivors include a daughter, Dianne Pickens, Friday Harbor, Wash.; and a brother, — Harold Fickenscher, Albany.
    Arrangements: Hillcrest Mortuary, Medford.

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