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Publication Date: Friday, October 21, 2005

Obituaries Obituaries (October 21, 2005)

Carl C. Corp

Carl Conrad Corp, a World War II veteran and 56-year resident of Mountain View, passed away peacefully at Mercy Merced Medical Center on Oct. 11.

Born in Caldwell, Kan. in 1922, Corp moved to California in 1941 and enlisted in the U.S. Navy that year. He served with distinction in the Pacific Theater for the duration of World War II, and returned to civilian life in Mountain View in 1946, where he worked as an electrician and an electrical contractor.

During his 56-year residence in Mountain View, Corp was an active member of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, the Elks Club and the Masonic Lodge. Corp was also active as an adult leader in De Molay, Boy Scouts and Sea Scouts. He moved to Merced in 2002.

Corp is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Jean Corp of Merced; two grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and by Edna Dirks of Merced. He is preceded in death by two wives, Sylvia Davis Corp and Virginia Pieslak Corp.

Funeral services were held Oct. 18, and burial services were Oct. 19 at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Los Altos.

Carolyn Rasch Cirimele

Carolyn Rasch Cirimele, a longtime resident of Mountain View, died peacefully of cancer on Sept. 20, surrounded by family at her parents' home in Carmel.

Born Feb. 9, 1957, to John and Adele Rasch in Manhasset, N.Y., Cirimele spent most her childhood in New York state until her parents moved to Burlingame, during her junior year of high school. She was an exceptionally gifted student who graduated with highest honors from Burlingame High School in 1975 and went on to graduate from Cal Poly in 1980.

She and Ed Cirimele met at college and were married from August 1980 to the time of her death. The couple lived in Mountain View for 24 years, where they raised two sons.

Cirimele had a life-long love for music, a passion she shared with her husband. From 1992-98 she was the music teacher at Peninsula School in Menlo Park. She sang and played piano, cello, accordion, guitar and upright bass in a number of bluegrass and other bands in the Bay Area. She was also a songwriter, writing and producing two solo album projects, "Looking for Ida Rose" and "Which One Is Real," and a talented visual artist

She is survived by her mother, her husband, sons Jesse and Jason Cirimele of Mountain View, sisters Claudia James and Charlene Revette of DeRuyter, N.Y., brother David Rasch of Portola Valley, brother Steven Rasch of Pacific Palisades, five nieces and five nephews.

Cirimele's ashes were scattered at sea off Pt. Lobos on Sept. 25. There will be a memorial gathering in her honor Oct. 29 at Peninsula School in Menlo Park. For the more information call The Paul Mortuary at (831) 375-4191. Memorial donations may be made to the Music Program at Peninsula School, 920 Peninsula Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, or Hospice of the Central Coast Home Care, 2 Upper Ragsdale Dr., Professional Center, Suite D210, Monterey, CA 93940.

Bernice L. Tieso

Bernice L. "Bernie" (Sims) Tieso, a longtime resident of Mountain View and owner of Sims Shoes on Castro Street, died peacefully on Oct. 11 in Sunnyvale at the age of 97.

A native of Mason City, Neb., Tieso and her husband, the late Charles Tieso, owned Sims Shoes for many years. She was a pioneer of the Mountain View business district who worked diligently to improve and promote business in the downtown community. She was also a member of the Quota Club of Mountain View for more than 50 years and remained active in the club until recently.

Tieso is survived by numerous nieces and nephews and many friends. She is preceded in death by 10 siblings.

Visitations were held Oct. 16 and a funeral service on Oct. 17, and she was interred at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Los Altos. Contributions may be made to the Quota International Club of Mountain View/Los Altos, P.O. Box 445, Mountain View, CA 94042.

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