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Milton (Terry) Lynch

A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, February 24, at Church of the Ascension, 12033 Miller Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070.

Milton Terrence Lynch passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 in Santa Clara.

Terry, as his family, friends and co-workers called him, graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts, followed by service in the U.S. Army as an officer. He moved to San Francisco and began a long Bay Area career with General Mills and focused his career in the area of advertising, closing it as co-owner of Lynch and Rockey Advertising with Martin Rockey. His primary accounts included KGO Talk Radio. After retiring, he served in a loaned executive program that took him to the Soviet Republic of Moldova where he advised on promoting the wine industry.

The family home had been located in Saratoga for over 45 years. Terry was a lifelong San Francisco 49ers fan. He rejoiced in the glory years and was miserable in the down Years, but that did not detract from his support for the team. He loved to travel (his last trip was to Africa), and talk about family, sports, current events, and financial investments. The "oldies" were playing (Frank Sinatra, et al.) almost every day in the house, not always to the pleasure of all of the family. He had enjoyed playing golf for many years until back issues forced him to quit. He cherished his time with his two sons and daughter and three granddaughters. He was a devoted church­goer as a long time member of Church of the Ascension in Saratoga.

Terry was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 58 years Kay. He is survived by his children, Carrie Holley of Santa Rosa, CA, Brian Lynch of Miami Beach, FL, and Michael Lynch (Janelle) of Bellevue, WA; and granddaughters, Hayley, Michaela, and Amanda.

Remembrances can be sent to The Salvation Army.

Terry Lynch

February 27, 1931—January 17, 2018

Donald H. Johnson

A Memorial Mass was held for Don on Saturday, February 10, at Ascension.

Donald H. Johnson, age 86, of Saratoga, CA passed away at home surrounded by members of his family on Friday, November 17, 2017. He was a long time resident of Saratoga, CA.  Donald was born on Monday, August 3, 1931 and raised in Hillsboro, OR.  He graduated from Scappoose High School in 1949 and went on to achieve his Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from the University of Portland and his Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Santa Clara.  Donald valiantly served our country in the United States Air Force.  He was stationed in Las Vegas while in the service and served one tour of duty over in Korea where he received the Korean Service Medal.  Donald completed his education after the war and settled in Saratoga, CA. He took a position at Lockheed in Sunnyvale, CA where he worked on large satellite programs. Donald retired several years ago, after 36 years of service. He enjoyed the outdoors, traveling, sports, and his biggest passion was his family.  Donald was a member of Church of the Ascension in Saratoga, CA.  He was Past President of the Pastoral Council and Past President of the Men’s Club at Church of the Ascension. Donald was a member of Sons In Retirement (SIR) Westgate Branch 125 and held multiple roles as Big SIR, Little SIR, Secretary and Director.  Donald was also a member of the Lockheed Martin Management Association Retirees (LMMAR). 

Donald was preceded in death by his parents Toge and Nora Johnson; his brother, Toge Phillip Johnson; his sister, Myja Noreen McAllister and her husband Lee McAllister; his brother, Franklin David Johnson. He is survived by his devoted wife of 57 years, Sally Johnson; his daughter, Sharon (Terrance) McElveny; his daughter, Sheila Johnson; his daughter, Shelley (Brian) Strehlke; his grandchildren, Nicholas (Sade) Strehlke, Marcus Strehlke, Shannon (Scott) Dreier, Serena Strehlke, Alexander Strehlke, Megan McElveny, and Aaron McElveny; and his great grandchildren, Harrison Strehlke and Lilly Anne Strehlke; and numerous extended family and friends.

Donald will be laid to rest at a private service at Willamette National Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you may honor Donald by donating to the America Heart Association 7272 Greenville Avenue Dallas, TX 75231, phone number 1-800-242-8721. Donald touched many lives and will be truly missed by all those who knew and loved him.


August 3, 1931-November 17, 2017

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