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Patrice Hansen-Fracchia

February 6, 1954 - October 18, 2017


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Elio "Al" Louis Martin

August 25, 1930 - October 10, 2017

Al Martin, 87 passed away Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 in San Mateo, CA following a 6-month illness with his family by his side. He is survived by his lovely wife Barbara, his daughter Eileen Martin of San Mateo, his daughter Ellen Martin-Urrutia of Saratoga, his son Steven Martin of Sonoma, his son-in-law Ric Urrutia of Saratoga, CA and his 3 grandchildren: Lauren Urrutia, Jamie Urrutia, and...
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Emma Mary Berton

October 9, 2017

1923 - 2017 Passed away peacefully in Burlingame on October 09, 2017. Devoted and loving wife of 62 years to the late Louie Berton. Loving mother to Bonnie Carrara, Lorette Berton and the late Sandi Craven. Loving grandmother to Mark, Andrew, Richele, Yvette, Greg, Angeline and Julie. Loving great-grandmother to 20 great-grandchildren. Cherished sister to the late Dino Milani. Emma...
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Robert E. Thomas

December 15, 1939 - October 8, 2017

Robert Thomas (aka Bob) also known as Silver Fox and Hollywood by friends and associates, passed away on October 8, 2017. Bob loved life and lived it to the fullest – he enjoyed every day and never missed a day to have a laugh, enjoy good conversation, learn something new and retain all facts. Born in Youngstown, Ohio on December 15, 1939, to Elizabeth and John Thomas, he pursued music...
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Tom T. Daikoku

June 3, 1926 - October 8, 2017

Tom passed away peacefully in the early hours of October 8, 2017 at the age of 91. He was a retired gardener who resided in San Mateo for more than 60 years, and a longtime San Francisco Giants fan. He was born in Broderick, California to the late Yasujiro Daikoku and Tomo Kamatani. When he was 15 he and his family were interned in Tule Lake, CA, and later he was sent to Bismarck, ND. ...
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Gloria Ethel D'Angelo

November 7, 1928 - October 7, 2017

Gloria Ethel D'Angelo died peacefully in her sleep on October 7, 2017 at the age of 88 years. She was the dearly beloved wife of Paul D'Angelo, who preceded her in death in 2003, and the devoted mother to Thomas D'Angelo and Christy McCaslin; loving mother-in-law to Madonna D'Angelo and Jim McCaslin; grandmother to Mathew, Melanie, Kelly, and JJ; and great grandmother to Mackenzie and Gage. ...
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Laura Lee Washington

December 8, 1931 - October 6, 2017


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Suzanne Therese Suhl

September 15, 1960 - October 3, 2017

Suzanne was a Wonderful Sister, Aunt, Daughter and Friend. She is now at peace and passed on Tuesday, October 3rd in Palo Alto,Ca. Suzanne was born on September 15, 1960 in San Francisco, Ca. and attended Epiphany Grammar School and Presentation High School. Suzanne is the loving daughter of Bob and Gloria Suhl who passed before her and was a loving sister to Wayne, Keith, Craig (Val), Colette...
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Ruth Biebesheimer Klingner

July 28, 1918 - October 1, 2017

Ruth Biebesheimer Klingner, age 99, died peacefully in her sleep on October 1, 2017 in Belmont, CA. She was born July 28, 1918 in San Francisco, CA to George Biebesheimer and Julia Andrea (née Larsen) Biebesheimer. She attended elementary schools in San Francisco; Polytechnic High School in San Francisco; and the University of California at Berkeley, from which she was graduated in 1939 with...
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Albert Mario Pastorelli

May 5, 1928 - October 1, 2017

At rest on October 1, 2017 at the age of 89. Albert Pastorelli is survived by his loving children: Shirley Coll, Mary Sickle, Debbie Lenzi and John Pastorelli. Albert was a proud grandfather of 7 grandchildren and great-grandfather to 13 great-grandchildren. Albert was a favorite uncle to Arlene Muller and Henry Pastorelli and was predeceased by 5 brothers and 3 sisters. Albert was a...
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Brenda Jean Walker

December 23, 1943 - September 30, 2017

Mrs. Brenda Jean Walker, was a devoted mother, wife, grandmother, and Deaconess of her church. She was born on December 23, 1943 in Louisiana and later married Green Walker, Jr. Born to Marian & Oliver Howard Sr., she was the oldest of ten children. Brenda moved to California at the age of almost 22 years old. The latter 50+ years of her life was spent doing what she loved. To name a few, she...
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Elizabeth Anne Field

January 15, 1960 - September 30, 2017


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Ava Claire Failla

September 16, 1953 - September 28, 2017


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Tevita U. Hafoka

June 12, 1960 - September 28, 2017


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Cynthia Macay

May 6, 1956 - September 27, 2017

On September 27, Cynthia Macay passed away. She is survived by her loving daughter, mother, grandson, brothers, sisters and other extended family. She worked for the San Mateo County Office of Education for 32 years. She is preceded in death by her sister Phyllis, her father Joseph, and stepfather Bob. A celebration of her life will be held at 5:00 pm on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Sneider &...
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Fred Utaka Oda

September 27, 2017

Fred Utaka Oda, resident of Watsonville, CA, passed away peacefully on September 27, 2017 at the age of 94. He is survived by his two daughters, Becky Henry (Steve) and Diane Onizuka (Victor), grandchildren Matthew Henry, David Henry, Lauren Henry, Michelle Onizuka and Ryan Onizuka and brothers John Oda and Jack Oda. He was preceded in death by his wife Betty Oda (Fujita) in 2014. Fred...
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Lawrence Roger "Bucky" Kahler

September 7, 1936 - September 26, 2017

Lawrence Roger "Bucky" Kahler passed away Tuesday, September 26th, after a valiant battle with cancer at the age of 81. There are no words to express how much he will be missed; Bucky touched every life that crossed his path. Bucky is survived by Sally, his high school sweetheart and wife of 60 years. Their love was a story for the ages. He was the proud father of Jeffrey Scott Kahler, Kelly...
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Filomena Sevilla

September 26, 2017

Filomena "Bing" Sevilla [1959-2017] Bing was dearly loved by her daughter Cate, brothers and sisters; and many loyal and caring friends. Her home was always open to her family and friends. She will always be remembered as a loving mother and sister and whose greatest passion was helping others. A service will be held at our residence in Cabu, Cabanatuan City from the 9th of October from 5...
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Robert James Lowes

January 22, 1930 - September 24, 2017

Robert Lowes passed away Saturday, 9/24 at age 87 after battling cancer. He touched many lives with his sense of humor, people skills and his positive outlook on life. Bob was born in Grand Forks, North Dakota and came to California in the 1940's. He went to Cal State East Bay and was one of the best Sheet Rock Tapers in San Francisco, where he perfected his trade for 60 years. He was...
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Deanne Carol Leno

February 17, 1944 - September 23, 2017


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Ronald Joseph Tocchini

September 21, 2017

RONALD TOCCHINI passed away at his San Mateo home on Thursday, September 21, 2017. He was born during 1941 in San Francisco to Remo and Susan (Ercolini) Tocchini. Ron grew up in San Francisco's Marina District, enrolled at St. Ignatius College Preparatory school (class of 1959), and lettered at SI in track and field, basketball, and football. He attended the University of Notre Dame on a...
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Victoria Garcia Barros

December 17, 1931 - September 20, 2017

Victoria Garcia Barros of San Mateo, CA. at the age of 85, passed away peacefully from this life the evening of Sept. 20, 2017 after a gradual decline in health. She was surrounded and supported by her loving family, friends and caregivers during the last days of her life. Victoria was born in San Andres Tuxtla, Veracruz Mexico and came to California at a young age. She married Gonzalo on Feb. 14...
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Kevin Anthony O'Connell

January 17, 1936 - September 18, 2017

A native of San Francisco and longtime resident of Hillsborough, Kevin attended Archbishop Riordan High School, San Francisco City College, University of Pennsylvania The Wharton School of Business and served in the US Army. He was an active member of the Bohemian Club, St. Francis Yacht Club, Royal Cork Yacht Club and Transpacific Yacht Club. Kevin also held various positions as Trustee Emeritus...
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Gene C. Hoy

June 10, 1932 - September 16, 2017

On June 10, 1932, Gene C. Hoy was born the 7th child of the Thomas family in Oakland, CA; adopted at 6 months old into the Hoy family. Gene was predeceased by his mother, Olga Hoy, his five older siblings, his infant son, Paul, and just a year ago by his beloved wife, Joan. He is survived by his 7 children, Mark, Don, Steve, Matt, Karen, Glenn, and Maureen, their spouses, 9 grandchildren, and...
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Maria C. Ma

July 7, 1937 - September 15, 2017


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Matilda Pahulu

June 27, 1931 - September 15, 2017

Matilda Pahulu, who played a mean bingo game and tended the beautiful "408" gardens in true bohemian style while her alter ego 'Matila' graced social occasions in high fashion, accepted an invitation to an everlasting event hosted by the Almighty Father on September 15th, 2017. Signatures on the card included her husband, Tevita (David) Pahulu, mom and dad, Talanoa and Pua Lavulo, siblings, Tau...
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Irene E. Brauns

January 19, 1914 - September 13, 2017


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Mercedes Del Carmen Flamenco

January 1, 1970 - September 10, 2017


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Terrie Louise Barsetti

September 14, 1930 - September 9, 2017

Born to Oliver Joseph and Elsie Marie Gomes in the Watsonville Hospital, Terrie is the second of four children (Georgette, Terrie, Beverly and Oliver). The Gomes family lived in Castroville and Ripon before moving to Daly City. Terrie attended Jefferson High School, where she sang in the chorus, played basketball (where she gained the nick-name "Terrible Terrie" for playing with "gusto"), took...
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Louise Ryan Keats

September 2, 1930 - September 9, 2017

Louise Ryan Keats passed away early Saturday morning, at her home, in bed, with her children present. Born in San Francisco on September 2, 1930, she grew up during the depression and WWII. Graduating near the top of her class from Dominican College in San Rafael, where she was the yearbook editor, she became a grade school teacher. She had four children during her 50 year marriage to Marlin...
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Antonio T. Gonzalez

January 14, 1946 - September 8, 2017


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Rose L. Wong

July 31, 1951 - September 6, 2017

Rose Wong was born the eldest of six siblings in Hong Kong on July 31, 1951. She is survived by her mother, two brothers, two sons, daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren. In August of 1971, Rose married her late husband, Jason Wong and immigrated to San Francisco to start their lives together. They began their humble beginnings in San Francisco's Chinatown where Jason worked long hours at...
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Carol Ann Rankin

January 4, 1946 - September 6, 2017


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Susan Alexandra Raffo

August 23, 1956 - September 5, 2017

Susan Alexandra Raffo passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Susan was born in Lawton, Oklahoma. In her youth, she lived in Japan, Virginia and in her beloved Dallas, Texas. She attended Ursuline Academy of Dallas, where she was a proud member of the class of 1974. Following graduation, she attended Santa Clara University in California, where she received a degree in...
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Beverly Marie Passanisi

December 4, 1930 - September 5, 2017

Beverly Marie Passanisi, 86, died with grace on September 5th, 2017. She was the youngest child of Ivy Bini, a San Francisco native of Florentine descent, and George Obujen, a Croatian immigrant. She remained proud of her heritage throughout her lifetime and enjoyed visiting her family's homelands in her later years. Her family resided on North Point Street in the Marina District and spent many...
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Kie Suruki

June 8, 1925 - September 3, 2017


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Anna Marie Denham

May 5, 1923 - August 31, 2017

Ann passed away with her family by her side. She was born to Antonio & Catherine Ferrigno. Beloved wife of Richard Denham. Survived by children: Annette (Richard), Frank & Anthony (Cheryl); grandchildren: Gina, Frank Jr., Anthony, Catherine (Matt), Ann (Sean), Nicholas (Lisa), Patrick (Jennifer) & Heather; great-grandchildren: Alyssa, Nicholas, Elizabeth, Christopher, Molly & Cameron;...
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George Robert Welling

June 20, 1945 - August 30, 2017

George Robert Welling passed away on Wednesday August 30, after a long battle with congestive heart failure. George touched many lives and will not soon be forgotten. He was born in South Dakota and resided in California since he was a toddler. He enlisted in the US Marines in 1963 and completed two tours of duty in Vietnam where he received two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star among his many...
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Renee L. Bates

February 18, 1947 - August 27, 2017

Renee Louise Bates 70 passed away peacefully at her home in San Mateo on August 27, 2017. Preceded in death by her husband Dennis Williams. She is survived by son Matthew Williams; sister Sandra Shaw; brother Stephen Bates (Karen); sister-in-law Edith Williams; nieces: Elizabeth Bates, Shannon Swanson & Kathleen Escalante; and nephews: Douglass Bates, Erick Bates, Paul Shaw, Chris Shaw, Brian...
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Lisa Kilistina Fakatene

February 3, 1964 - August 24, 2017

Lisa Kilistina Tatola Fakatene passed away peacefully at her San Mateo home, surrounded by her loving family and friends. Lisa was born February 3rd, 1964 and passed away August 24, 2017. Lisa was born to parents Etuate and Anna Tatola in the island kingdom of Tonga. She was married to her late husband Lopiseni Fakatene, and was blessed with 2 children, Tupou Heilala Latai and Mele...
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Ivana Stemberga

April 14, 1932 - August 23, 2017

Ivana Zuljani Stemberga, or as everyone called her, Nona Nina, passed away on Wednesday, August 23rd, at the age of 85. She was the sweetest woman anyone has ever met, always with open arms and a giving heart. Nona Nina was born in Ruzici, Istra, Croatia to the late Anton and Ivana Zuljani. She was the 4th child of eight. On December 15, 1950, she married the late Aldo Stemberga, Sr....
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Taaniela Tuunga Nau

January 29, 1929 - August 19, 2017


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Marie Merle Gesicke

January 10, 1914 - August 18, 2017

Marie was 103 ½ years old when she died peacefully in San Mateo. Born in Chicago, IL, she moved to San Mateo 54 years ago with her mother. Her home was her castle and being a very strong and independent woman, she lived at home with minimal assistance until recently. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frieda & Frank; her brothers Walter & Frank; sister Dorothy and niece Linda. She...
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Patricia (Paton) Cavagnaro

February 19, 1942 - August 17, 2017

Patricia (Paton) Cavagnaro passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family, after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. She was the loving wife of Robert Cavagnaro, beloved mother of Robert John Cavagnaro, dear mother-in-law of Pamela Cavagnaro, adored grandmother (Nonni) to Daniela & Alexandra Cavagnaro, cherished sister of Robert (Micheline), Jenny & Shawn Paton. Preceded in...
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Carol Lawton Pedersen

March 5, 1927 - August 17, 2017


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Billie Gene Corbin, Jr.

September 12, 1959 - August 17, 2017


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Marshall Curtis

May 3, 1936 - August 14, 2017

Marshall Curtis devoted husband and father, was born on May 3rd, 1936 in Dallas, Texas to his mother, Clara Curtis. Marshall accepted Christ as his savior and he was baptized at an early age. He was raised in the Dallas area, and completed his high school education there. While growing up in Dallas, he met the woman who would later become the love of his life, Jereldine Wynne. Marshall and...
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Jiwon Kim

March 28, 1976 - August 13, 2017

He gave compassion, love and laughter to everyone he met. He was heart of the family and will be greatly missed.
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Janet Motzer Frye

May 2, 1944 - August 13, 2017

Janet Motzer Frye died unexpectedly on August 13, 2017 with her family by her side. Jan was born and raised in San Francisco where she attended Notre Dame des Victoires and Lincoln High School. She met her husband John at UC Davis where she graduated in 1966. Jan was a teacher at Hillsdale High School and Crocker Middle School. She taught dance aerobics at the Peninsula Family YMCA for 40 years...
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Gladys Hertzler

August 5, 1921 - August 11, 2017

Gladys Hertzler, 96, passed away peacefully on August 11, 2017 after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimers. She was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on August 5, 1921 to Edward J. Barto and Beatrice (Gunzenhauser) Barto (deceased). Gladys was married to Robert R. Hertzler (deceased 1989), her High School sweetheart on November 7, 1942. She is survived by her loving daughter Heide...
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James Franklin Crafts, Jr.

June 16, 1926 - August 8, 2017


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Ace A. Tago

January 27, 1939 - August 8, 2017


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David Raymund

May 18, 1927 - August 5, 2017


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Guy Salmas

July 6, 1921 - August 3, 2017

Guy Salmas, born in Detroit, Michigan in 1921, was preceded in death by his two brothers, George & Dan and his sister, Georgia. He served in the 361st Infantry at Normandy in WWII and also entertained troops with the USO. Enjoying with his brothers, The Salmas Brothers, much success in the music industry, he worked for many years in Las Vegas. Guy was married to Lulu Chocas for 69 years and they...
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Richard "Dick" Eugene McEachron

July 18, 1929 - July 31, 2017

Richard "Dick" Eugene McEachron was born to Howard & Rosella McEachron on July 18, 1929 in Cody, Wyoming. Dick served in the U.S. Navy from 1946-1957 and in the U.S. Air Force from 1957-1968. He was the Quartermaster on the USS Henderson during the Ichon Landing during the Korean War, which he always stated was "his favorite job of all time." Dick was an Air Traffic Controller in Da Nang during...
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Pilar C. Vallejo

May 14, 1922 - July 29, 2017


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Paul David McNamara

December 3, 1962 - July 27, 2017

Paul David McNamara, 54, of Belmont CA, died on Thursday July 27, 2017 following a seven month battle with cancer. Born December 3, 1962 in Boston, a son of the late William A. McNamara, Sr. and Theresa V. (Sheil) McNamara, he was a former resident of Dorchester before moving to Belmont, CA in 1988. He was raised and educated in Dorchester, and received his Associates Degree from Wentworth...
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Annette L. Greslat

February 4, 1920 - July 26, 2017

Annette was born on February 4, 1920 in San Francisco, CA to Edward H. Greslat & Rosie Rhuland. She passed away on July 26, 2017 in Redwood City, CA at the age of 97. A graduate of Stanford University in 1942, she worked as an Accountant in San Mateo for many years finishing her career with the City of Burlingame. A single woman all her life, Annette loved to travel and folk dance. She was a...
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Richard Charles Smith

June 25, 1939 - July 25, 2017

Richard Charles Smith was born on June 25, 1939 in Alsatia, Louisiana. He was born to the union of Willie Jr. and Carrie Pearl Smith who both preceded him in death. Richard was the second eldest child and first born son of eight children. In his early years Richard was an avid reader and enjoyed sports. He always took great pride and joy in helping take care of his younger siblings. His family...
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Morey Low

December 18, 1931 - July 22, 2017


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Jennie Low

December 23, 1928 - July 22, 2017


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Nancy Denhup Kohn

April 20, 1931 - July 18, 2017


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Victor Kancev

November 1, 1938 - July 17, 2017

Victor Kancev was born Nov. 1, 1938 in Sofia, Bulgaria. He escaped communist Bulgaria and spent two years in a refugee camp Italy before emigrating to America in 1968. After spending one cold winter in Chicago, he made California is home for the next 40 years. He was an electrician by trade but "could fix anything that was broken"! He was a good honest man and was not afraid to speak his mind. ...
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John Joseph Meyer, III

November 2, 1932 - July 15, 2017

John J. Meyer III passed away peacefully at his home in San Mateo Saturday morning after a valiant battle with cancer. He is survived by his spouse Caryl Meyer; sons: John J. Meyer IV (Dorothy) & Jason L. Meyer (Julia); grandchildren: John Meyer V (Melanie), Jennifer Portale (Mario), Chance Meyer, Melaney Meyer & Jillian Meyer; and loving great-granddaughters: Arianna Meyer, Carmella Portale &...
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John G. Buting

May 2, 1955 - July 13, 2017

John Buting, 62, beloved brother, uncle and friend, died July 13, 2017 from heart failure. The day before, John suffered a major heart attack in his hometown of Durango, CO, where friends and paramedics were able to revive him. The following day he was transported to a heart trauma hospital in Colorado Springs, but sadly, he passed away that evening with family in attendance. John was born...
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Biwen Wu

July 1, 1947 - July 13, 2017


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Chester Arthur Lax, Sr.

September 3, 1928 - July 10, 2017

Chester passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends after a short illness. He was a much- loved man with a generous spirit and a positive outlook. Chester was born in Diaz, Arkansas. He was the fourth son of six sons born to Alfred Lax, Sr. & Elnora Lax. The family moved to San Mateo, California in 1944. Chester was a faithful member of St. James AME Zion Church for many years. He...
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Ralph Gowan

June 4, 1938 - July 10, 2017

Ralph E. Gowan passed away on July 10, 2017 after stoically battling an over-10-year illness. He died peacefully at home, with his beloved wife by his side. He had just turned 79 years old. Ralph is survived by his loving wife of over 54 years, Elizabeth (Betty) Gowan; his daughter, Anne Gowan Weaver (David) of Emerald Hills, CA; his son, Matthew Gowan (Annemarie) of Carmichael, CA; his...
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Jose Roberto Aguja

September 27, 1925 - July 9, 2017


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Beth (Bonita Elisabeth ) Nuttman, Jr.

June 28, 1919 - July 8, 2017

Beth was born in Casper, WY and quickly moved to Los Angeles, CA. Raised in Beverly Hills, she attended Marymount H.S. and Sacramento State College. She married J.B. Nuttman Jr. in 1943 and moved to San Francisco, then to San Mateo. She loved to be of service and accomplished that through the Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, Boys Club, St. Gregory Parish, Catholic Charities, Serra International, St....
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Joan Marie Bissen

October 5, 1940 - July 7, 2017

Joan Bissen, a lifelong resident of San Mateo, passed away at home on July 7, 2017, surrounded by her family. She was 76 years old. She graduated from Hillsdale High School in 1958 - the school's first graduating class. She went to CSM and then San Francisco State. After graduation, she worked in publishing, where she defied protocol and ruffled some feathers by being the first woman to wear...
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Michael Carnevale

January 7, 1959 - July 6, 2017

Our beloved Mike passed away while on a leisurely motorcycle ride He will be reunited with his parents and grandparents. He was born to Andrew Carnevale and Dianne Tofanelli in San Francisco, growing up predominantly in San Rafael, CA. He is survived by Jenne, his loving wife of 25 years together. Family members include his sister Lynn (Pete) Matteoli of Santa Rosa, CA and brother Paul (Kelly...
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John William Turnbull

December 6, 1944 - July 4, 2017

John William Turnbull, beloved son, brother, uncle and friend passed away peacefully on July 4, 2017 at the age of 72. John touched many lives with his gentle spirit, kind heart, example of humility and perseverance. He worked diligently and dependably at Mills-Peninsula hospital kitchen for 41 years. John was a people person. He was the eldest of 5 siblings. He was very devoted to his family...
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Lieselotte Waddingham

October 26, 1950 - July 3, 2017


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Franklin Deron Tateosian

February 4, 1934 - July 2, 2017

The Tateosian family deeply mourns the loss of our beloved patriarch, Franklin D. Tateosian. A devoted father, grandfather and generous friend to many. Frank firmly lived by the motto, "its better to give than receive." He was a loyal son and deeply loved his parents, Deron & Marion. A San Mateo graduate, Frank graduated from UC Berkeley in 1956 where he then joined the Navy and proudly served...
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Jacob Israel Guillory

August 1, 1929 - July 2, 2017


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Virginia Knowles Donahoe

February 7, 1921 - July 1, 2017

Virginia Knowles Donahoe died peacefully surrounded by family on July 1. She was a resident of San Mateo for over 20 years. Beloved wife of Stephen Norton Donahoe, loving mother to Melanie Donahoe of San Mateo, John Donahoe of Asheville, NC, and Rick Donahoe of Richland, WA, grandmother of eight and great-grandmother of nine. Family meant all to her. As a member of the Peninsula Golf...
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Kathryn T. Tsushima

September 27, 1954 - June 29, 2017

The Keller and Tsushima families mourn the loss of Kathryn Toriko Tsushima, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend. She died from respiratory failure following thoracic surgery on June 29, 2017. She was 62. Born on September 27, 1954 in Columbus, GA to Robert & Jeanne Tsushima, Kathryn grew up in Honolulu, HI. She moved to "the mainland" to attend college at Santa...
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Pedro R. Urquilla

July 28, 1939 - June 27, 2017

Pedro Ramón Urquilla, M.D., 77, born in the city of San Miguel, El Salvador, Central America, on July 28, 1939, died on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, in Foster City, California. Deeply cherished by many, he will be missed as a husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, teacher, mentor, friend, and an accomplished professional recognized internationally in his field. Dr. Urquilla attended high...
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David Henderson McIntosh

December 3, 1937 - June 26, 2017

David passed away on June 26, 2017. He was born to Allan & Lillias McIntosh on Dec 3, 1937 in Dundee, Scotland. He came to America at an early age, attended grammar school and graduated from San Mateo High School. He served two years in the United States Navy. David was a member of the Operating Engineer's Union Local 3 for 50 years. He was honored for his long-term membership in the union with...
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Carol B. Baumann

June 25, 2017

Carol B. Baumann, of San Mateo, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 25, 2017, at the age of 86. She was the youngest child of Albert and Marguerite Goetz and she was very proud to be a native San Franciscan. Carol graduated from George Washington High School of San Francisco in 1948. After high school, she worked for Wells Fargo Bank and Pacific Bell. She married Robert S. Baumann on...
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Harold Joel Fox

March 29, 1927 - June 23, 2017


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Deborah Anne Maglione

July 27, 1953 - June 22, 2017

Debbie Maglione was born on July 27, 1953 to parents John and Anna Sankey in Passaic, New Jersey. Debbie passed away unexpectedly on June 22, 2017. Debbie grew up in Elmwood Park, New Jersey and graduated from Eastern Christian High School in 1971 and then received a B.A. in Sociology at Upsala College. After moving to California, she received a MLS from San Jose State University. She was a...
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Mary Maneatis Shurtz

February 15, 1927 - June 22, 2017

Mary Maneatis Shurtz passed away on June 22, 2017 from complications related to a chronic illness. She is survived by her son Tom Maneatis (Beverly), sister Vivian Hangaris, former husband James Maneatis, grandchildren Elaine Buffum (Josh) and James Maneatis, and five great-grandchildren: Hadley, Aubrey, Quincey, Calvin & Ellery. She is also survived by her stepsons John, Mike and Tom Shurtz ...
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Margaret Grace Van Geem

August 15, 1923 - June 22, 2017

It is with much sadness that we announce the death of our dear mother and best friend, Margaret Van Geem. She passed into heaven on June 22nd peacefully while sleeping. Margaret, a San Francisco native, was just two months shy of her 94th birthday and is survived by her sons and their wives Dr. Timothy and Erin Van Geem, Dr. Thomas and Joanne Van Geem and her daughter Terrie Van Geem. She is...
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Edward Mon Chew Fong

January 19, 1931 - June 20, 2017

Edward Fong, born January 19, 1931 in Redbluff Ca. was a, gentle and honorable man who loved adventure. As husband and father of two sons he lived out a caring and fulfilling life. With 12 siblings, memories of Edward are fond and shared by a large family. Enlisting at an early age he would continue to spend time with family whenever possible. Edwards career in the military focused on areas he...
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Marcus Anthony Charles

December 9, 1949 - June 19, 2017

On June 19, 2017, Marcus Anthony Charles lost his fight against mental illness, taking his own life at the age of 67. A product of New York City, Marcus was born on December 9, 1949 in the Boogie Down Bronx, and died in San Mateo, CA. He spent his first 50 years in the Bronx, then lived in Rockland County, NY from 1999 until 2008 when he moved to California to be closer to his grandchildren. ...
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Beverly Alice Ouilhon

July 1, 1931 - June 17, 2017

Beverly passed away peacefully on June 17th. She was born in San Francisco, CA to Celestin Jaussaud & Irma Jourdan. Preceded in death by husband, John Louis Ouilhon, Sr. After retirement, she enjoyed taking several cruise vacations with family and friends, and spending time with her cousin Alice at Lake Tahoe and Carson City, NV. The laughs they shared were endless! Her children, grandchildren...
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William Costello

July 26, 1964 - June 16, 2017


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Mildred Anne Watrous

July 31, 1941 - June 16, 2017

Mildred "Millie" Anne Murphy Watrous passed peacefully from this life to the next on Friday, June 16th after a long battle with ALS. She was born to Joseph P. Murphy & Gertrude Morrissey on July 31, 1941 in San Francisco, CA. She grew up in San Francisco and attended St. Paul's Grammar School and High School. She worked various jobs before she had her first child. Aside from being a homemaker,...
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Manuel Newman Saroff

August 20, 1928 - June 16, 2017

Manuel Newman Saroff was born on August 20, 1928 in Monterey, CA to Christopher & Anne Garcia Saroff. He lived a full life of 89 years and married his wife of 63 years, Joan Paulene Geranen-Saroff. They raised 3 boys: Kenny, Dale & Ricky while residing in San Mateo. Manuel was a housing contractor who built the Hillsdale Inn and many homes in the Bay Area. His hobbies included CB radios, hunting,...
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Robert G. Caughey

December 17, 1926 - June 14, 2017

The Reverend Robert G. Caughey, resident of San Mateo, passed away suddenly at the age of 90 on Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 after a brief illness. Bob was born in Salt Lake City and served his country during World War II in the Navy. He received his Masters Degree from the University of Michigan in 1949 and began his 65+ year career as a Mechanical and Electrical Engineer. Bob was ordained as a...
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Kazuo Nakai

June 6, 1938 - June 11, 2017

Kazuo "Nick" Nakai passed away peacefully on June 11, 2017 at the age of 79 in his home in San Mateo, where he resided for the past 41 years. Born in San Francisco to Seiichi & Chiyoko Nakai on June 6, 1938, the eldest of 5 siblings. After graduation from Lowell High School in 1957, he married his first wife, Nancy and had two lovely daughters: Debbie Iwamasa (Alan) & Kelly Nakai (Jay...
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Joseph Jules Romer

November 12, 1936 - June 10, 2017

Joe, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on June 10, 2017. He was born in San Francisco on November 12, 1936 to Jules and Lena Zuffi Romer. He graduated from Sacred Heart High School and University of San Francisco. He married the love of his life, Lucy Mifsud, on June 28, 1958, and they raised their seven children in South San Francisco before...
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Betty Marie Pex

November 2, 1923 - June 8, 2017

Betty Marie was born in Chicago to Edwin Allen Carlsten and Marie (Bay) Carlsten on November 2, 1923. She attended elementary and high school in Chicago, graduating from Union High School, University of Chicago Laboratory School, continuing at the University of Chicago completing bachelors and masters degrees in English and teaching certificates for Secondary Education and Junior College. ...
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Carlos Olarte Tongo

December 12, 1923 - June 6, 2017

Carlos Olarte Tongo passed away peacefully at the age of 93 on June 6, 2017. He was a recognized US veteran, enlisting as a Philippine Scout after World War II. He was also a retired employee of Bank of America. He graduated with an accounting degree at Far Eastern University in Manila, Philippines. He was born on December 12, 1923 in Viga, Catanduanes to Pascual Tongo and Apolinaria Olarte...
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Rudy Castellanos

March 3, 1922 - June 2, 2017

Rudy Castellanos, a native San Franciscan passed away peacefully surrounded by family on June 2, 2017. Born in Oaxaca Mexico March 3, 1922, Rudy came to San Francisco at the age of two with his Mother and sister and settled in at 129 Liberty St. in the Mission District. Rudy made a name for himself as a talented baseball and outstanding hitter and became his future son's personal hitting coach....
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Carmen Delight Jones

March 17, 1928 - June 2, 2017


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Luis "El Gato" G. Bañuelos

August 25, 1937 - May 31, 2017

Luis G. Banuelos began his journey on August 25, 1937 and passed away on May 31, 2017. He was a loving husband to Maria Elena Banuelos whom he married on November 6, 1957. Together they had their beautiful children: Martha, Emelia, Maria Luisa, Vicky, Luis Felipe, Maria Elena, and Armando. He was also a grandfather and Great grandfather to Luis "Monchies", Eddie, Victoria, Louie, Daniel,...
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