Local Obituaries

Local Obituaries

Sacramento poet Ann Menebroker dies at 80

Ann Menebroker, a poet of international stature and a Sacramento resident, died July 9 at age 80 from cancer. She wrote more than 20 books of poetry, appeared in numerous anthologies, curated a poetry journal and contributed to a wide range of small-press poetry magazines.

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Michael J. Virga presided over high-profile cases as a Superior Court judge

Michael J. Virga was a big man with a booming voice and a hearty laugh – physical characteristics that family and colleagues say were matched by his keen intellect and a passion for justice. Virga, who served two decades as a Sacramento Superior Court judge, handling such high-profile cases as the Dorothea Puente trial, died July 9 at age 84.

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Richard Denison made history, helped preserve it

After more than three decades of service with the U.S. Army Air Force and California Air National Guard, Richard Denison went to work for the California State Railroad Museum, working to preserve the history of railroads. A veteran of 42 combat missions as a navigator during World War II, he died April 1, four weeks shy of his 95th birthday.

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