Deaths: March 26, 2002

March 26, 2002


Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church, 724 Orange Ave in El Centro, for Ed Kandal, 84, of El Centro, who died Thursday in his home.

The Rev. Harold Lind of San Diego will officiate.

Mr. Kandal was born in Chicago and moved to California in 1942.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

He relocated to the Imperial Valley in 1948, where he later owned Kandal Insurance Agency. He retired in 1993.

Survivors include his wife, Gloria Kandal of El Centro; son and daughter-in-law, Edward and Cheryl Kandal of El Centro; son, Steve Kandal of San Diego; daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Tom Bottenberg of Los Gatos; sisters, Virginia Ackert and Candy Papousek, both of Chicago; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.


Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight in Frye Chapel & Mortuary in Brawley for Joe A. "Chiri" Leon, 71, of Brawley, who died Saturday in Pioneers Memorial Hospital in Brawley. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.


Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Brawley. The Rev. Ben Davison will officiate.

Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Brawley.

Mr. Leon was born on June 12, 1930, in El Centro and was raised and attended schools in Brawley.

He worked in agriculture for Rapid Harvest & Rolling R Ranches for 25 years.Mr. Leon was preceded in death by his sisters Lorencia Leon, Genevieve Aguilera and Dolores Garcia.Survivors include his wife, Erlinda Diaz Leon of Brawley; daughter and son-in-law, Theresa and Ramon Montoya of Indio; daughters, Christina Leon of Riverside and Imelda Valencia of Mexicali; sons and daughters-in-law, Joe Jr. and Mary Leon of Hollister, Jesus and Maria Leon of San Bernardino and Amado and Helen Leon of Brawley; sisters, Isabel Morales, Rosa Sandoval, Mary Helen Guillen and Eleanor Salgado, all of Brawley; brothers, Arnold Leon of Indio, and Salvador, Philip and Juan Leon, all of Brawley; 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.


Services are pending for Geneva Winford, 84, of Santa Barbara, a former Brawley resident who died Sunday in Santa Barbara.

Mrs. Winford was born Jan. 19, 1918, in Arkansas. She was a longtime Brawley resident before relocating to Santa Barbara.

She married Raymond Winford, who preceded her in death.

Survivors include her sons, Gerald and Bill Winford, both of Santa Barbara; son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Lorie Winford of Folsom; sisters, Dartha Hanks of Broken Bow, Okla., and Claudine Gibbs of Escondido; brother, Cliff Franks of Brawley; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

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