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Pat O'Neil

January 21, 1921 - April 23, 2015

Pat died peacefully on April 23, 2015, in his home, surrounded by family. He was 94 years old. He is now reunited with his wife, Maxine, married 56 years. Pat was a proud father of four: Kathy Childs (Alan), Patty O'Neil (Tom Burgei), Eileen Hinch (Steve), and Tim O'Neil (Margaret); devoted grandfather of ten: Pati Lopez, Laura Sechrist, Nicolas Lopez, Morgan Hinch-Wood, Mike Stine, Bryan...
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William (Sully) L. Sullivan

November 11, 1931 - April 22, 2015


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Catherine Boyar

September 1, 1916 - April 20, 2015


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Ann Williams

October 12, 1921 - April 14, 2015


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Raymond Chang

November 9, 1938 - April 13, 2015


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Betty Diggins

February 7, 1958 - April 13, 2015

Betty Diggins passed away peacefully surrounded by family on April 13, 2015. As a fourth generation San Franciscan, Betty was born in 1958 to the late Robert E. & AnnMarie Cremen of Daly City. Betty graduated from Mercy SF. Betty loved to travel all over the US in the trailer with her devoted husband Jack. Betty was survived by the love of her life, Jack Diggins (husband for 34 ½ years),...
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Diane Claire Connolly

April 10, 1938 - April 9, 2015

Born April 10,1938, passed away at her home in San Mateo on April 9, 2015, after a courageous battle with cancer. She will be remembered as a loving mother, wife and friend. Diane is survived by her three daughters, Nancy Connolly, Kelly Mason and Kathleen Palmer. Her five grandchildren, Jonathan Palmer, Jillian Mason, Elizabeth Palmer, Eric Mason, and Robert Palmer. Her sons-in-law, Jeff Mason...
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Aikaterini Tzifas

November 23, 1933 - April 4, 2015

Aikaterini (Katina) Tzifas (nee Zografos), 81, passed away on April 4 after a brief illness at Mills Peninsula Hospital in Burlingame. Katina was born in Thermo, Greece and married her husband Chris in 1963. They moved from Kouloura, Greece to the United States in 1968 settling in San Mateo, California where she worked as a nurse for Chope San Mateo County Hospital until she retired in 1990. ...
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James G. So

October 3, 1923 - April 4, 2015


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Leslie Alan Williams

August 9, 1919 - March 31, 2015

Leslie Alan Williams, devoted husband and father, passed away peacefully at home March 30, 2015, surrounded by family and friends. Les was born in San Francisco, August 9, 1919. At age six months his father moved the family to San Mateo to open the once-famous restaurant, Noah's Cafeteria. Les' childhood was idyllic. He roamed the bucolic landscape of early San Mateo, spent summers at the...
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Geraldine Christine Rodgers

June 1, 1919 - March 31, 2015


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Gregory John Stahler

June 23, 1972 - March 26, 2015


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Mary E. McCleary

June 8, 1943 - March 25, 2015

Mary McCleary, a long time resident of San Mateo, passed away on March 25, 2015. Mary was born and raised in Joliet, Illinois. After graduating from Northern Illinois University, she taught elementary school for a number of years in both Joliet and Seattle, Washington. Mary loved to travel, and decided to pursue a career as an international flight attendant for TWA. Her job with TWA...
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Ronald James Lowes

May 11, 1955 - March 25, 2015

Ronald Lowes born 5/11/1955 died on 3/25/2015 from a heart attack. He is survived by Father, Robert Lowes, Sisters Marlene and Erica. Brother –in –Law Marc Azcona and niece, Chrystelle and nephew Shaun. Ron was a native San Franciscan and was a resident of San Carlos. He was in banking for 30+ years and was a Blues Harmonica and Vocalist for 40+ years performing all over the Bay Area. ...
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Pearl Angelina Rango

February 6, 1914 - March 24, 2015

Pearl Angelina Rango passed away peacefully at the age of 101. She was a friend to everyone she met, and a true character. Her passions were Italian cooking and her family. Pearl was born in Chicago and lived the last 64 years in San Mateo. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 51 years, Dave, and their son, David. She is survived by her son, Wayne, five grandchildren and eight great...
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Julie Dawn Hartman

September 4, 1956 - March 21, 2015


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Tom (Kam) Kamifuji

August 29, 1922 - March 20, 2015


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Ann B. Albert

July 26, 1917 - March 19, 2015

Passed away peacefully with family at home in San Mateo. Born the eldest child of Frank and Cecilia Bigdoski in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Loving mother of Ginny, Mike (Vicky), Steve (Colleen), Bob (Kathy), and Susie. Grandmother and step-grandmother of 9. Preceded in death by her husband, George (married 61 years) and her brother Edward. Survived by her sister Jean in Florida and many loving...
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Fred (Nando) Perego

March 30, 1922 - March 18, 2015

Passed away on March 18, 2015. Dearly beloved husband of the late Augusta (Vi). Devoted father of Sandra and Fred. Dearest grandfather of James and Andy. Loving son of the late Ermenegilda and Batista Perego. Dear brother of the late Gigi Perego. Also survived by daughters Elaine Perego and Janice Franck. Fred was born in Italy and came to the United States with his family when he was...
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Sandra J. Craven

May 29, 1950 - March 18, 2015

Sandra Jean Craven died peacefully in her home on March 18, 2015, after a long courageous battle with breast cancer at the age of 64. Sandra was born in San Francisco, CA to Louie and Emma Berton. She is survived by her daughter Julie Giovannetti and Son-in-law Andre Toledo; adored grandchildren Gabriel and Katie; mother Emma Berton and sisters Lorette Berton and Bonnie Carrara. Sandra was...
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Maria Paz Vanderburgh

December 22, 1941 - March 17, 2015


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Rena Esther Tomlin

May 7, 1921 - March 16, 2015

Rena Esther Tomlin passed away on March 16, 2015 at her home in San Mateo, CA after a short illness. She was born in the North Beach District of San Francisco, CA on May 7, 1921, and she grew up in the Mission District of San Francisco in the 1930's. She was a graduate of Mission High School in San Francisco in 1939 and she went on to graduate from Healds Business College in San Francisco in 1941...
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Dana Adele Puccinelli

July 30, 1922 - March 16, 2015

Dana Adele Puccinelli, a Foster City resident since 1967, passed away on March 16 at Kaiser Hospital in Redwood City. She was 92. Dana was born in Oakland on July 30, 1922, the only child of Amalia and Adolfo Tocchini. Dana was the child of Italian immigrants and happened to meet and marry the love of her life, Albert, who was the son of Italian immigrants as well. Little did they know when...
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Marjory Wieland

August 7, 1932 - March 14, 2015

Dearly beloved mother of Eileen Wieland. Loving sister of Barbara Harris and Maureen Botting. Also survived by Tina, Kevin, Stuart, Richard, Lauren and Gail. Marjory enjoyed traveling, knitting and needlepoint. Friends are invited to attend Memorial services on Monday, March 30, 2015 at 3:30 pm at First Presbyterian Church, 1500 Easton Dr., Burlingame, CA. No flowers requested.
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Gloria Lau Leong

July 6, 1966 - March 14, 2015

Gloria passed away peacefully in her home on March 14, 2015 after battling lung cancer for 2 years. Gloria was born in Mozambique in 1966. She has an older brother, Eduardo and a younger sister, Silvia. She is the sweetest loving wife and devoted mother, raising 2 beautiful children, Kevin and Jennifer. As a working mother she spent most of her working career in finance and accounting at...
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Joseph A. Machado

July 7, 1914 - March 11, 2015

Joseph died on March 11, 2015, a native of Turlock, CA. He lived in Burlingame for 71 years and was 100 years old. He had been married for 55 years to the late Anita M. Machado (d. 1992). His survivors include his sister, Julia of Turlock, CA. He was a member of the Independent Order of Foresters and the Pacific Coast Pensioners Association ILWU Local #6 of San Francisco, CA. Friends...
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Steven E. Seligson

February 25, 1965 - March 11, 2015


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Jerome (Jerry) Kolodzik

November 27, 1929 - March 10, 2015

Jerry passed away at home on March 10, 2015. He is survived by his wife Thelma Auer. He was married to his deceased wife Gloria Kolodzik in which they have two surviving daughters, Lori Schultz and Nanci Petrick. Jerry is also survived by his grandchildren Paul Iribarren, Joshua Petrick and Ashley Regan and 4 great-grandchildren. Also, his loving sister Lois Graupner. He was blessed with a...
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Richard H. Poblitz

August 30, 1952 - March 8, 2015

Richard Howard Poblitz "Rick/Ricky" passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his family; wife Susan and children Jaime, Paul and Ben and his four legged love Lucy. He is survived by his mother Virginia, brothers Rory & Randy, and sister Cindy, and grandchildren Valencia and Howard. Rick was a plumber for more than 40 years, a trait inherited by his father Howard "Peanut" James Poblitz....
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Charles Aubrey Mayo, Jr.

April 2, 1933 - March 6, 2015

On March 6, 2015, our beloved father was called to rest by God at the age of 81. Charles A. Mayo, Jr., was the second child of the late Charles A. Mayo, Sr., and Lucille Mayo. He was born April 2, 1933, in Richmond Virginia. Sonny or Chuck as he was affectionately known attended schools in Richmond and graduated from Armstrong High School before enlisting into the U.S. Air Force. He flew 53...
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Patricia K. Holsten

January 12, 1925 - March 4, 2015

Patricia K. Holsten, a San Mateo resident since 1949 passed away on March 4 in Belmont, CA. She was 90. Patricia was born in San Francisco on January 12, 1925, the only child of Josephine S. and Thomas P. Keating. Mrs. Holsten was a graduate of St. Brigid's High School in San Francisco, San Jose State College, and University of San Francisco. She was employed by the San Mateo City Schools...
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Rose Marie Horgan

January 24, 1916 - March 4, 2015

A private memorial service has been held for Rose Marie Horgan of San Mateo who died March 4 at her home due to complications from a stroke. She was 99. Rose Marie Murray was born in Oakland in 1916 and was raised in the East Bay. A graduate of Hayward High School and Dominican College in San Rafael (Class of 1937), she had lived in San Mateo since 1947. A devoted mother and a dedicated...
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Beatriz Adame Argomaniz

June 17, 1958 - March 4, 2015

Beatriz sera extranada por toda su familia.
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Patricia Jo Yoxsimer

November 14, 1928 - February 27, 2015

Patricia Jo "Jody" Yoxsimer passed away peacefully after a brief illness on Friday, February 27, 2015. Jody was born in Findlay, Ohio on November 14, 1929. She was the much loved only child of Frances and Francis Lowe. Jody met her future husband and the love of her life, Jim Yoxsimer, in Findlay, Ohio while they were both students at Findlay High School. Jim passed away in 2008 after a...
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Michele Bellofiore

January 14, 1924 - February 26, 2015

Michele (Michael) Bellofiore, 91, was born in Ferla, Sicily on January 14, 1924. Following a 10 year battle with Alzheimer's, Michele passed away peacefully on February 26, 2015 at Nazareth Vista Nursing Home in Belmont, with close family members by his side. He immigrated to Hartford, Connecticut in 1966, where like many other Italians, journeyed with hopes to provide more opportunity for...
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Charles John Zarganis D.M.D

March 9, 1942 - February 26, 2015

Charles John Zarganis, D.M.D - passed away February 26, 2015. He will be missed greatly by his family and friends. He will be remembered as a man with a huge heart, a playful nature, and a zest for life. He was devoted to his family and cherished his role as "Papou" to his three grandchildren. He is survived by his wife Nicki, his daughter Wendy McRae (Mack), his son John (Tami), his...
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Wynema Odena Ratto

July 12, 1930 - February 17, 2015


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Margaret Ann Strandoo

October 23, 1936 - February 17, 2015

Our lovely mother, grandmother, sister, auntie and friend passed away peacefully on February 17, 2015 in San Mateo, California, after a short illness. Margie was born on October 23, 1936 to Jorgine and Lars Svege in Ballard, the third of their four children. She attended Loyal Heights elementary, James Monroe Jr. High and Ballard High School where she met Carsten "Budd" Strandoo, the love of...
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Doris W. Leonard

July 6, 1919 - February 11, 2015

Celebrating the life of Doris White Leonard. She was born in San Francisco to George Ivers White and Jessica Florence Norton. Doris lived in San Mateo nearly her entire life, except for a short stay in Virginia while her husband was stationed at Norfolk Naval Base during WWII. Doris was married to James Patrick Leonard April 22 1939. She and James moved to a new housing development on...
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Irene de Arruda

July 20, 1927 - February 10, 2015

Resident of Sacramento Born on July 20, 1927 in San Miguel, Azores, Portugal and died on February 10, 2015 in Sacramento, CA. She was 87 years old. Irene lived with her late husband Manuel in San Mateo from 1963 – 1990 before moving to Sacramento. Irene and Manuel were married for 44 years. Irene is preceded in death by her husband, Manuel de Sousa Arruda and her son, Jose Manuel de Sousa...
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Steve Manuel Kacludis

October 12, 1920 - February 10, 2015

On Tuesday February 10, 2015 Steve peacefully passed away with his family by his side. He is survived by his loving wife Anne of 73 years. Devoted father of Mike, Ted, Mario, Dean, David, Peter, Marianne and Paul. Loving Grandfather of 22 Grandchildren, 29 Great Grandchildren and 4 Great, Great Grandchildren. We would like to thank Marianne his loving daughter for taking such good care of him...
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Nannette T. Allender

June 6, 1950 - February 10, 2015


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Joseph S. Glenn, Jr.

November 12, 1943 - February 8, 2015

Beloved son of Regina and Joseph Glenn, caring brother of John Glenn, Mary Glenn, Julie Glenn-Seely, and Louise Breedlove, cherished father of Lisa Glenn and Gregory Glenn. Joe was born in Pennsylvania and moved to San Mateo at an earlier age. He was an outstanding athlete who graduated from Serra High School and later played baseball at College of San Mateo and the University of Wyoming...
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Jesse Lee Freitas

September 10, 1951 - February 8, 2015

Jesse was a loving father, son, brother, and friend, as well as a talented athlete. He excelled at sports, especially football. A native and long-time resident of San Mateo County, he attended St. Bartholomew's Elementary School and Junipero Serra High School. He played quarterback at Serra, and under the coaching of his father, led the Padres to a West Catholic Athletic League title as a senior...
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Antoinette Francesca Francini

March 5, 1923 - February 2, 2015

Passed away peacefully Feb. 2, 2015 at the age of 91 years. "Toni" proudly lived independently until recently and loved her life role as wife and mother. Born and raised in Connecticut in the Depression era, came of age when classmates were going to serve in WWII, her mother dying young, started Toni learning difficult lessons early in life. Family was first and foremost. Married to Louis J....
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Yvonne D. Anthony

July 21, 1927 - February 2, 2015

Yvonne Donna Anthony 1927 – 2015 Born and raised in San Francisco, Yvonne lived her life with style –– as a saleswoman at I. Magnin showcasing the fashions she loved; as a member of the Peninsula Golf & Country Club competing on the links; as a friend who knew how to enter a room Auntie Mame-style with her perfectly coiffed hair and cheerful, boisterous laugh. Yvonne passed away...
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John Michael O'Rourke

September 4, 1949 - January 31, 2015

John Michael O'Rourke September 4, 1949 – January 31, 2015 Passed away in Burlingame on January 31, 2015. Dear brother of Dennis (Helen), Kevin (Linda), and Margaret (Lee). Loving son of John Joseph and Martha Jean O'Rourke. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. A native of San Francisco, John was a graduate of Holy Name of Jesus; St. Joseph's Seminary and University of San...
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Bo Jack Wu

November 5, 1923 - January 31, 2015


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Alton G. Sneler

August 28, 1932 - January 30, 2015

Alton George Sneler August 28, 1932-Jan 30, 2015 Loving son of the late George and Agnes Sneler. Beloved husband -54 years of the late Doris Sneler. Devoted father of Rich Crumpton, Tom (Cathy) Crumpton, Nancy (Brian) Cunningham, Lisa Sneler (Bill Souza) and all others he considered his children. Cherished grandfather of Katie(Jeff), Carly(Kevin), William and Brittney(Ryan), great grandfather...
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Robert Frederick Devincenzi

November 2, 1939 - January 30, 2015

Robert F. Devincenzi San Mateo native Robert F. Devincenzi passed away peacefully Jan. 30, 2015 surrounded by family at the age of 75. Known to all as Bob or Bobby, he was a lifelong San Mateo resident who worked 42 years as a collector and supervisor for San Mateo Scavenger Co., later Browning-Ferris Industries. Born in San Mateo on Nov. 2, 1939 and raised in a predominantly Italian...
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Harrison M. Holland

June 4, 1921 - January 29, 2015

Harrison M. Holland Harrison Holland passed away in Burlingame, California on January 29, 2015 at the age of 93. He was born in Tacoma, Washington, graduated from the University of Washington, from Columbia University in New York City, and received a PhD from The George Washington University in Washington D.C. He was a lieutenant in the Navy in the Pacific during World War II.. A career...
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Roberta Ann Ponce

August 14, 1935 - January 29, 2015


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Mary C. St. Clair

August 23, 1922 - January 26, 2015

Mary Colleen St. Clair Mary Colleen St. Clair passed away at her home in San Mateo January 26,2015 at the age of 92. Born in Lincoln Nebraska, she joined here family in San Mateo in 1941 after a brief stay with family in Arizona. As a single working woman, she had many employers during her career, but spent the longest with National Seal and Motor Bearing as a Data Control Processor for 27...
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Alta Louise Cozad

September 10, 1915 - January 26, 2015

Alta Louise Cozad 9/10/1915 - 1/26/2015 Resident of San Mateo, CA since 1959 Beloved wife of the late Ralph A. Cozad Sr. Devoted mother of Barbara, Ralph Jr., Donald, Gary Lee and Randy. Cherished grandmother of 8 and proud great- grandmother of 8. Alta was the oldest survivor of 10 children. She was a longtime fundraiser, organizer and devout member of the Roman Catholic church.
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Ruben Tolentino Puno

July 15, 1938 - January 25, 2015


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Martha Pavsidis

June 29, 1923 - January 24, 2015


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Ellen L. Ching

March 23, 1927 - January 22, 2015

Ellen L. Ching died January 22, 2015 with family at her side. Born March 23, 1927 in Honokaa, Hawaii, daughter of Ah On and Ah Tai Leong. Moved to Honolulu for school and work and married James C. Ching in 1952. They sailed to San Francisco for their honeymoon where James attended school and Ellen was a secretary for the telephone company. They were both lifetime residents of San Mateo after...
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Nadine Sawyer Allen

August 11, 1920 - January 22, 2015

Nadine Sawyer Allen Resident of San Mateo Nadine joined her beloved husband Frank Leavitt Allen in heaven on January 22, 2015. Born in Bath, Maine to Maxwell Durant and Mary Hill Sawyer, she married Frank on October 1, 1949. Frank and Nadine moved to Calif in 1959 where they enjoyed many happy years. Nadine was a communicant and lector at St. Gregory Church and a member of the Gregorians....
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Peter Lawrence Valerio

February 10, 1951 - January 21, 2015

Peter Lawrence Valerio February 10, 1951 - January 21, 2015 Resident of San Mateo Peter passed away in San Mateo on January 21, 2015. He was the loving son of the late Eugene Valerio (2008) and constant companion and care taker for 36 years of his Mother, Patricia, of San Mateo. Dear brother to the late Sandra (2011), Paula, Michael, Tina and Maribeth. Devoted uncle to Stacy, Laura, Nick...
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Agaton Corpuz Gualberto Jr.

June 28, 1967 - January 21, 2015


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Marie Francoise Pellizzon

December 22, 1920 - January 20, 2015

MARIE F. PELLIZZON Dec. 22, 1920-Jan. 20, 2015 Marie was born in Italy as Marie F. Furlan, and then at age 3 moved with her family to France. She lived in France until 1950 when she moved to the United States to join her brothers. She met her husband, Joseph Pellizzon, shortly after arriving in San Mateo, and the two were married in 1954. She lived most of her life in San Mateo and worked...
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John Orecchia

May 11, 1926 - January 17, 2015

John was born on May 11,1926, in San Mateo, CA, and passed away on Sat., Jan. 17, 2015, Albuquerque. He was a true Renaissance man, an accomplished violinist, boxer, football player, and a piano player as well as a gourmet baker. John was also a concert violinist in the San Francisco World Fair in 1939. His work ethic never wavered. John honorably served his country during World War II in the...
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Sonia Fuenzalida Kneier

April 3, 1934 - January 17, 2015

Sonia Fuenzalida Kneier April 3, 1934 – January 17, 2015 Resident of San Mateo Passed away at home on January 17, 2015. Beloved wife of the late Alan Kneier. Devoted mother of Amanda Sanchez, Peter Frankel Jr. and Christian Frankel. Cherished grandmother of Maria Baker, Joseph Costanzo, Jessica, Ashley, Nicholas and Matthew Frankel. Loving daughter of the late Amanda and Lucho...
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Dolores Lolita Ryan

February 3, 1922 - January 16, 2015


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Diane Hayselden

February 8, 1950 - January 14, 2015

Diane Hayselden February 8, 1950 - January 14, 2015 Resident of San Mateo Diane lived a beautiful 64 years. She passed away peacefully on January 14, 2015. Diane was preceded in death by her dear parents, Benjamin and Thelma Cornejo, daughter Stacy Nunez, and two brothers Steven and Alfred Cornejo. She is survived by her beloved husband Louis Hayselden, son Grant, daughter-in-law Michelle,...
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Norma Virginia Wong

August 8, 1921 - January 13, 2015


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Ann Marie Kelly

July 19, 1946 - January 12, 2015


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Geraldine Bros Grimsley

September 3, 1925 - January 12, 2015


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Juan Najera

June 24, 1947 - January 11, 2015


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Normalee Power

October 20, 1933 - January 9, 2015

Normalee Power October 20, 1933 – January 9, 2015 Resident of San Mateo Normalee was the loving wife, wonderful mother and grandmother who died peacefully at home surrounded by her husband of 57 years. She was 81 years old. A native of Indiana, she was the daughter of Dorothy Evangeline (Kesler) Fisher and Kenneth Everett Fisher. She attended Northwestern University in Evanston Illinois...
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Rex Martin Golobic

August 28, 1923 - January 8, 2015

Rex Martin Golobic passed away at his home in Foster City, CA on January 8, 2015. He was 91. Mr. Golobic was born on August 28, 1923 in San Francisco, CA to his parents Henry and Inez Golobic. He attended grammar school in San Francisco, Hollywood High School in Hollywood, CA and Lakeside School for Boys in Seattle, WA, and ultimately received his BS in Engineering from Stanford University in...
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Lucian Acosta

December 2, 1922 - January 6, 2015

Lucian Acosta Resident of San Mateo Beloved husband, brother, stepfather, uncle passed away peacefully on January 6, 2015 at the age of 92. Lou is survived by his stepchildren, nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his loving wives, Stella, Alice and Gloria. Lou was a very active member of St. Gregory Church of San Mateo; his involvement included membership in the Choir, Theatre...
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May Lacsamana Nichols

March 8, 1933 - January 3, 2015

May Lacsamana Nichols An inspiration to the end, May L. Nichols passed away peacefully on January 3, 2015. She was 81. Born in San Mateo, CA to Edith and Ynecio Jose Lacsamana, May was a life-long resident of San Mateo. She loved her city very much and made it her mission to make it the best place for senior citizens to live and thrive. Formerly the Postmaster of Half Moon Bay, CA,...
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Alejandro Raygoza

December 19, 1967 - January 3, 2015


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Oscar Yovani Tobar Pena

August 12, 1977 - December 31, 2014


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Roberta Nell Tipp

July 18, 1931 - December 31, 2014

Roberta Nell Tipp Resident of San Mateo 07/18/1931 – 12/31/2014 Born in Tina, Missouri, Lived in the Bay Area since 1942. Most of those years in San Mateo Roberta is survived by her 3 children, Robin, Kirk and Paul, 5 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. She was an Alumni of Turnbull Middle School and San Mateo High School. Roberta was also a member of Jobs Daughters, Women of the...
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Bok Soon Yoo

June 6, 1929 - December 30, 2014


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Aurora Pestano Frias

May 6, 1931 - December 28, 2014

After a long struggle with kidney and heart disease, Aurora Pestaño Frias, aged 83, died peacefully on Sunday, December 28th while in hospice care at Kaiser Redwood City. Aurora was born May 6, 1931, in Janiuay, Iloilo, Philippines, the daughter of Melecio and Consuelo Pestano. With eleven siblings, Aurora had an early affinity for caring for others and graduated with a degree in nursing from...
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Irving M. Witt

September 12, 1921 - December 24, 2014

Irving Manuel Witt Born 9-12-21 Died 12-24-14 Our family and community are deeply saddened by the loss of Irving Witt this Christmas Eve at the age of 93. He died of natural causes with his wife and family by his side in San Rafael, California. Irv was born in Stockton, California, the oldest son of Russian Jewish immigrants, who raised their boys among a large extended family and...
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Eugene L. Lagomarsino

September 30, 1928 - December 24, 2014

Eugene L. Lagomarsino September 30, 1928 – December 24, 2014 Resident of San Mateo Passed away at home on December 24, 2014. Dearly beloved husband of Dorothy Lagomarsino. Devoted father of Anthony, Robert Lagomarsino and the late Teresa. Cherished grandfather of Lauren Robbins, and Cory Lagomarsino. Proud great-grandfather of Dominic Gutierrez. Loving son of the late George and...
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Charlotte L. Grippi

June 2, 1920 - December 21, 2014


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Concetta Maria Bonfiglio

May 24, 1932 - December 19, 2014


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Guido A. Cortese

February 25, 1916 - December 19, 2014


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Vernon Gene McDonald

December 24, 1937 - December 15, 2014


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Robin Young Son

January 10, 1984 - December 15, 2014

Robin Young Du Son was born January 10, 1983 in Redwood City, California. He is the son of South Korean immigrants, Byong Uk and Chun Oh Son. Robin attended St. Timothy Catholic School in San Mateo, California and Burlingame High School in Burlingame, California in 2002. He would then attend and graduate San Jose State University in 2008 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Marketing. He was...
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Linda C. Jacobs

August 8, 1947 - December 13, 2014

Linda C. Jacobs Aug. 8, 1947 – Dec. 13, 2014 Foster City Linda Christine Jacobs died tragically shortly before Christmas. She had lived most of her adult life in San Mateo County and had been a resident of Foster City for thirty-five years. Born in Colorado, Linda had a lifelong affection for the mountains. She attended East High School in Denver and graduated from Colorado State...
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George Stagnaro

May 13, 1922 - December 12, 2014

George Stagnaro, born May 13 1922, died Dec. 12, 2014, peacefully at home in Millbrae, CA, with his wife and family by his side. George grew up on his family's farm in Colma before becoming a partner of the So. San Francisco Scavenger Company. George and his wife spent many memorable years traveling the world and enjoying life with his family. His passions included acting and singing. He had two...
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Robert "Bob" Thomas Pisoni

August 26, 1957 - December 11, 2014

Robert Thomas Pisoni August 26, 1957 – December 11, 2014 Robert Thomas Pisoni, best known as Bob, lost his short battle to Cancer, who passed away Thursday, evening at 57. He was a San Francisco native, and resided in San Mateo the past 30 years with his family. Bob is survived by wife Diane Pisoni, daughters Lauren, Brittany, and Amy Pisoni; brother Michael Pisoni, mother Frances Pisoni;...
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Wallace Crandall Merrill

December 18, 1924 - December 11, 2014

Wallace Crandall Merrill December 18, 1924 – December 11, 2014 Resident of San Mateo A second generation California native, Wallace spent his early years in Eagle Rock, Glendale, Big Bear Lake and Long Beach. During World War II after graduating from high school in January 1943 he joined the Army Air Corps. During his first year he was stationed at and graduated from the University of ...
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Beverly J. Last

March 30, 1931 - December 8, 2014

Beverly J. Last March 30, 1931 – December 8, 2014 Resident of Belmont Passed away in Burlingame on December 8, 2014. Dearly beloved wife of Donald W. Last. Devoted mother of Rene' Martin and Holly Wandinger. Cherished grandmother of Amanda, Jessica, Andrew and Clarissa. Proud great-grandmother of Shayla and Alexxys, Loving daughter of Elmer and Helga Mael. Also survived by her dear...
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Aloisio Atolofi Pita

March 12, 1971 - December 3, 2014


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Cheryl Jean Higgins

February 20, 1939 - December 3, 2014

Cheryl J. Higgins February 20, 1939 – December 3, 2014 Passed away at home on December 3, 2014. Dearly beloved wife of James E. Higgins for almost 50 years. Devoted mother of Jeffrey Higgins and Chris Higgins. Cherished grandmother of Brodie James Higgins. Loving daughter of the late Philip and Norma Hultman. Dear sister of the late Alan Hultman. A resident of San Mateo, Cheryl was a...
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Ellen "Nellie" Mary Johnson

December 1, 1910 - December 2, 2014

Ellen Mary "Nellie" Johnson December 1, 1910 – December 2, 2014 Born in County Donegal, Ireland. Loving mother to Joanne. Grandmother to Sherry, and Great-grandmother to Sarah and Haley. Aunt, Grand-aunt, Great Grand-aunt, and Great-great-grand-aunt to many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by Albert Silver and William Johnson. A Private burial was held at Golden Gate National...
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Pearl Evelyn Hutchinson

March 29, 1924 - December 2, 2014

Evelyn Ribbs Hutchinson March 29th, 1924 - December 2nd, 2014 Evelyn Hutchinson died peacefully and suddenly on December 2nd 2014 in Peninsula Hospital after years of suffering from rheumatoid arthritis and a recent hip fracture. She is survived by her husband Dr. James L. Hutchinson of 62 years, one brother Bunny Ribbs and three children Karen, Jim Jr. and Henry. She was proceeded in death...
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Samuel C. Marty, Jr.

January 8, 1928 - November 29, 2014

Dr. Samuel C. Marty, Jr. January 8, 1928 – November 29, 2014 Born and raised in Kansas City, MO, he was a resident of San Mateo, CA. Beloved husband of Juliana G. Marty "Julie". Devoted father of Elizabeth M. Goman "Lucy", Clinton G. Marty "Clint", Julia M. Johnson "Judy" and Madeline M. Feeley. Cherished grandfather of Nicholas and Jessica Goman, William and Heather Johnson, Bethany...
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Eva Lew Pollitt

October 11, 1955 - November 22, 2014

Eva Lew Pollitt, 59, of San Mateo died at 8:06 p.m. on Friday, November 22, 2014 at her home. She was born on October 11, 1955 in San Francisco, California, to Ho and Lai Chan Lew. She is survived by her loving husband David Pollitt. They married on Aug. 8, 1990 in San Francisco; Also surviving are her parents, one brother, Judd (Lynne) Lew of Henderson NV; two sister's Alva (Paul) Chang of Santa...
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Mary A. Schwartz

April 3, 1925 - November 21, 2014

Mary (O'Donnell) Schwartz 1925-2014 Mary passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at Mills-Peninsula Hospital in Burlingame on the 21st, of November 2014 after a long illness. She was born in West Medford, MA to Thomas A. O'Donnell, a master at the Boston Latin School, and Julia (Hagarty) O'Donnell, also a teacher. Her early schooling was completed at St. Joseph's School in...
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Patricia Rose Hutton

January 7, 1937 - November 20, 2014


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Betty Yoshiko Oda

August 10, 1927 - November 17, 2014

Betty Yoshiko Oda Betty Yoshiko Oda, resident of Watsonville, CA, passed away on November 17, 2014 at the age of 87. She is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Fred Oda, devoted daughters Becky Henry (Steve) and Diane Onizuka (Victor), grandchildren Matthew Henry, David Henry, Lauren Henry, Michelle Onizuka and Ryan Onizuka. Betty was born on August 10, 1927 in Santa Cruz, CA. ...
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Robert Lee Williamson

April 15, 1929 - November 13, 2014


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