Barry Goggin, the longtime former president and CEO of the Better Business Bureau Sacramento died Saturday, May 6, 2017, at his home in Wilton. He was inducted into the national BBB Hall of Fame in 2014.
Civic leader Carol Borden did not gain her status because of wealth or family connections, her friends and family said, but rather it was her determination, intellect and compassion that secured her seat at the table and allowed her to leave legacies that endure beyond her death.
To many Sacramentans, Eugene Fotos was the gregarious master of ceremonies for Sacramento’s annual Greek Food Festival, while others knew him as a compassionate man always ready to help someone in need. Fotos died April 17 at age 84.
Canon Grant S. Carey was known for his vast knowledge of Episcopal Church history and a love of drama that enabled him to impart the gospel to people of various ages and backgrounds during his four decades as a priest at Sacramento’s Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. He also taught for more than 20 years at Sacramento City College, where he developed the college’s English as a second language program.
Billy Kazuyoshi Hatano was 11 years old when his family was among more than 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry sent to internment camps in the United States during World War II. Six years later, while serving with the U.S. Army in Korea, he was captured by the Chinese Army and spent 33 months as a prisoner of war.
Louise Kanter, a former California State University, Sacramento, sociology professor, was a union activist and an art collector noted for recognizing the talents of artists before they became well known. Kanter died of lung cancer Jan. 10 at age 89.
Monsignor James F. Church, 84, died Jan. 22. Church, who was affected by Alzheimer’s disease for the past four years, was ordained a priest in 1958 at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. He retired in summer 2014.
Charles Henry Duncan entertained Sacramento audiences on radio, television and stage, and devoted much of his career to preserving local history. The former Cap’n Delta, host of a Sacramento TV program for children, died Jan. 17 at age 86.
Former California lawmaker Lucy Killea, a former military intelligence officer and aide to Eleanor Roosevelt who later shocked the political establishment when she left the Democratic Party to become an independent, and whose support for abortion rights led the Catholic Church to bar her from receiving communion, has died. Video courtesy of the San Diego Women's Hall of Fame.
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