Former Corning resident Joseph H. Calbreath, a long-time Marin County resident and retired U.S. Air Force officer, died Thursday, June 6, 2000, at Petaluma Valley Hospital of complications from Alzheimer's Disease. He was 80.
Mr. Calbreath was born in The Dalles, Ore., and graduated from Corning Union High School before entering the U.S. Air Force in 1942. During World War II, he was a B-25 pilot in the Pacific theater. During his career, he served in England, New York, Okinawa, North Carolina, and Florida before settling in Novato in 1966. He went to work at E.d. Bullard Mfg. Co. in Sausalito for 11 years and Bank of America for 10 years before retiring.
Mr. Calbreath was an avid golfer and bowler and a member of Red Bluff Elks Lodge 1250.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Marian E. Calbreath of Novato and seven children: Joseph Calbreath of Springfield, Ore., Jane Calbreath of Novato, Gloria Simeone of Westlake Village, Steven Calbreath of San Rafael, Cynthia Chibante and Marie Hada of Petaluma and Andrew Calbreath of Redlands; his brother and sister-in-law, James and Blanche Calbreath of Corning, and 11 grandchildren. He was predeceased by six brothers and two sisters.
Friends and family have been invited to attend memorial services at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6 at the Red Bluff Elks Lodge, 355 Gilmore Road. The family prefers memorial contributions in his memory be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation. Inurnment will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, Red Bluff, at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 7, 2000.
Arrangements are being handled by Adobe Creek Funeral Home, Petaluma.
Published in the Red Bluff Daily News on Friday, July 28, 2000.