May 2016 Death Notices in El Dorado County

by Placerville Newswire / Jun 01, 2016 / comments

Ask not for whom the bell tolls for it tolls for thee.

Spencer Marc Rubin , Coloma, California 
December 21, 1967 - May 30, 2016 
Garland Scott , Garden Valley, California 
September 17, 1931 - May 28, 2016 

John William Cox , Placerville, California 
May 12, 1926 - May 27, 2016 

Helen Lola Jones , Spring Valley, California 
April 8, 1917 - May 25, 2016

Margaret A. Volz , Placerville, California 
February 1, 1919 - May 25, 2016

Raymond E. McKay , Placerville, California 
March 15, 1929 - May 23, 2016 
Henry Collins , El Dorado, California 
December 28, 1952 - May 18, 2016 

Gabriella Soares , Placerville, California 
March 10, 1924 - May 17, 2016 

Anthony Vincent Toscano , Orangevale, California 
October 13, 1950 - May 15, 2016

Robert David Dailey , Diamond Springs, California 
July 24, 1928 - May 13, 2016 

Eugene Armand Rheault , California 
October 16, 1936 - May 11, 2016

Nona Marlene Brown , El Dorado Hills, California 
June 29, 1936 - May 8, 2016 

Dava Van Brunt , Georgetown, California 
August 10, 1955 - May 3, 2016 
James Albert Bell , Greenwood, California 
December 18, 1933 - May 2, 2016 
Jack Oden , Pollock Pines, California 
March 27, 1972 - May 1, 2016 

"No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main... Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee."  by John Donne

The toll for another’s death is also a reminder to the individual hearer to get his own affairs in order in the short time remaining before his own death. 

While we deplore the loss of our beloved brother, let us not forget, my brethren, that we, too, are mortal; that our bodies, now so strong and vigorous, must ere long, like his, become tenants of the narrow grave; and that our spirits too, like his, must return to the God who spake them into existence. 

"Man that is born of woman is of few days, and full of trouble. He cometh forth as a flower and is cut down; he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not." "Dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return;" 

Seeing then, that life is so uncertain, and that all earthly pursuits are vain, let us no longer postpone the all-important concern of preparing for eternity; but let us embrace the present moment, while time and opportunity are offered, to provide against that great change when all the pomps and pleasure of this fleeting world will pall upon the sense, and the recollection of a virtuous and well spent life will yield the only comfort and consolation.