John Piches

John Piches: 1920-2013

To the end, John Piches was busy doing what he loved. “Even a couple weeks ago, he was trying to get a Korean War memorial put in,” Jack Arney, president of the Rotary ...

Longtime Roseville Rotarian provides the WOW! WOW! WOW! factor

His voice can be heard from outside the gymnasium at Oakmont High School: “WOW! WOW! WOW!” John Piches, 92, looks harmless enough. Wearing dark slacks and a sweater wi ...

Rotarians ring in 65 years of perfect attendance

Roseville Rotarians David Fiddyment and John Piches recently rang the club's bell in honor of their 65 years of perfect attendance in Rotary. Both men joined in May 1947 and previ ...

John Piches retires from Roseville veterans board

John Piches, alternate for Placer County Supervisor Jack Duran on the Roseville Veterans Memorial Hall Board, has announced his retirement from the board after serving since 1998. ...

Roseville veterans remember Pearl Harbor

Roseville native Alfred Mirtoni was on his way back to Sacramento when he heard the call over the radio. “Pearl Harbor is under attack,” the voice exclaimed. Mirtoni said he ...

Veterans thanked at two Roseville events

Before making her keynote speech during the Veterans Day service at Roseville Veterans Memorial Hall Friday, Col. Rene Horton paused a moment to look around the room.In the audienc ...

Korean War veteran honored

Jim Berg has played bugle at more than 900 military funerals during the past 30 years, which is no small feat. The 77-year-old bugler donates his time and energy to pay respect to ...

'Day of infamy' remembered in Roseville

Despite a surprise dusting of snow and frosty temperatures, a handful of Roseville residents gathered Monday morning to remember a day that will “live in infamy.” Held at the ...

Veterans honored in two ceremonies

Dressed in full Air Force attire, 22-year-old veteran Roger Moore stood before the WWII monument on Vernon Street in downtown Roseville Wednesday and said it was an honor to share ...