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Rev. Philip M. Ocampo

January 13, 2001

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday in Frye Chapel & Mortuary for the Rev. Philip M. Ocampo, 76, of Holtville, who died Thursday of natural causes in Pioneers Memorial Hospital in Brawley.

Evening services will be at 7 Monday and morning services will be at 10 Tuesday, all in Frye Chapel in Brawley. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Brawley.

Rev. Ocampo was born Sept. 22, 1924, in Oxnard.

He married Alice Kline on April 12, 1958, in Los Angeles.

Rev. Ocampo was raised in Brawley. He worked in his family's business as a photographer, but after 1965 devoted himself to his church as a missionary for the Child Evangelism Fellowship. He was a longtime member of the Mexican Baptist Church on H Street in Brawley.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice, on June 21, 1999, and his brother Vincent Ocampo, on Feb. 22, 1999.


Survivors include his brothers, Melchor Ocampo of Santa Maria, and Amadeo Ocampo of Planada; sisters, Lidia Ocampo of Oxnard and Esther Hadasha Cypriano of Van Nuys; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family suggests memorials to the Imperial-Mexicali Valley chapter of Child Evangelism Fellowship, Inc., P.O. Box 742, Holtville, CA 92250.


Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in Calexico for Cresencio "Chris" G. Orosco, 70, of Calexico, who died Thursday in Pioneers Memorial Hospital in Brawley. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Tuesday in Our Lady of Guadalupe in Calexico. The Rev. Edmundo Zarate will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery in Calexico.

Mr. Orosco was born July 22, 1930, in Los Angeles.

Mr. Orosco was an Imperial Valley resident for more than 40 years. He worked as a diesel mechanic for Bates and Osborn and International Harvester and for the U.S. Immigration & Naturalization Service for the past 10 years in El Centro. He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe parish in Calexico.

Survivors include his wife, Ildefonsa Orosco of Calexico; his children, Guadalupe Orosco, Mauricio Orosco and Ilza Belize, all of Calexico, Maria Luisa Adams of Miami and Antonio Orosco of El Cajon; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.


Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Calipatria for Maria Ramirez, 78, of Calipatria, who died Friday of heart problems in El Centro Regional Medical Center. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Wednesday in St. Patrick's Catholic Church. The Rev. Amador Lopez will officiate. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Brawley.

Mrs. Ramirez was born Aug. 17, 1922, in Arlington. She moved to Arizona, then to the Imperial Valley in 1933. She attended St. Patrick's Catholic Church for many years.

Survivors include her sons, Tomas Gonzalez of Calipatria, Carlos Gonzalez of Brawley, Jose Guerra of Indio, and John Alvarado of Tustin; sister Maggie Rivera of Huron; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.


Services are pending in Arizona for Michael B. Martinez, 53, of Calipatria, who died Jan. 6 in Calipatria.

Mr. Martinez was born on March 5, 1947, in Gallup, N.M. He lived in Chicago, San Diego and Phoenix before settling in Calipatria. He was an educator, an excellent painter and artist and friend, according to family.

Mr. Martinez earned master's degrees in education and fine arts and recently earned a juris doctorate. He will be greatly missed, friends and family said.

Survivors include his sisters, Phyllis Johnson of Minnesota and Rose Nuñez of Arizona; brother-in-law, Joe Nuñez of Arizona; nieces, Carmen Nuñez and Deena Hintz, both of Arizona; nephews, Joseph and Gregory Nuñez, both of Arizona and Danny and Jeremiah Johnson, both of Minnesota; great-nieces, Belen Nuñez and Stephanie Hintz, both of Arizona; and special friends, Miriam, Kenan, Rob and Poala.


Funeral services are pending for Pritam Singh Sandhu, 60, of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, who died Jan. 3 of complications from pneumonia in Tegucigalpa.

Mr. Sandhu was born Oct. 17, 1940, in Brawley.

Mr. Sandhu attended schools in Calipatria and later graduated from University of California, Davis with a bachelor's degree in agriculture. He had been working as an agricultural consultant for the past 10 years.

Survivors include his mother, Anna Sandhu of Oklahoma City; his son and daughter-in-law, Tad Cher Singh and Nga Sandhu of Oklahoma City; daughter and son-in-law, Shushila M. and James E. Bratina of Jackson, Mo.; sister, Alice Sandhu; his nephew, Jassa D. Langford, and his niece, Aysha Almueti, all of Oklahoma City; his grandchild, Sidney Bratina of Jackson, Mo.; and several cousins in the Imperial Valley.

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