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John "Jack" Risso

July 29, 1937 - December 4, 2016


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Barbara (Bobbe) Ann (Pruyne) Nuckels

March 15, 1931 - December 3, 2016

Bobbe Nuckels, 85, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 3, 2016 in Santa Barbara, CA after a courageous battle with Alzheimer's Disease. Born in Colorado Springs, CO to Robert A. & Ruth Bess Pruyne, she was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to all who knew her and loved her in return. Bobbe was the life of every party, had a generous spirit and an...
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Jennifer Akiko Morris

December 20, 1994 - December 2, 2016


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Paul Fong III

October 23, 1945 - December 2, 2016

Paul Fong III was born on October 23, 1945 and passed away on December 2, 2016. Paul was a resident of San Mateo, California.
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Louise Gould

January 11, 1931 - December 1, 2016


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Anna Louise Lewicki

June 15, 1922 - December 1, 2016


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Susan H. Carver

March 26, 1936 - November 29, 2016


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Agustin Sacchi

July 2, 1998 - November 28, 2016


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Modesto Jimenez

October 29, 1955 - November 27, 2016


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Mary Ann DeMoss

December 21, 1927 - November 27, 2016

Mary Ann DeMoss passed away November 27th at Peninsula Hospital in Burlingame as a result of respiratory complications at the age of 89. She was born in Parkersburg, West Virginia on December 21, 1927, the daughter of Gertrude and Maurice Carlsen. She graduated from Carnegie Tech University (Pittsburg, PA) with a Bachelor's Degree and also attained a Master's Degree in Home Economics from San...
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Claudia Rivera

July 1, 1971 - November 26, 2016


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Stephenie Marie Pelfini

August 15, 1934 - November 24, 2016

It is with my heartfelt sadness to tell you that my Mom, Stephenie Marie Pelfini passed away on Thanksgiving, November 24th, 2016. We were with Mom at her bedside when she took her last breath. It was a beautiful experience. Stephenie was born a proud coal miner's daughter to Stephen and Anna Verosko in Pennsylvania. She was the beloved twin to Stephen Verosko and little sister to Florence...
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Nancy Reed Wuslich Raymund

October 20, 1927 - November 22, 2016

Nancy R. Raymund passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on November 22, 2016. She was 89. Nancy was a lifelong resident of San Mateo, born at Mills Hospital. She attended San Mateo High School and Oregon State University and was a member of St. Matthew Episcopal Church. She was a successful businesswoman. In the 1970's, she started the first all women-owned Personnel Service 'Group...
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Mabel Albany Scott

April 17, 1916 - November 21, 2016


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Roland Marshall

March 10, 1944 - November 17, 2016


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Ellen M. Cramer

November 15, 1945 - November 17, 2016

Ellen Cramer passed away on November 17th after a courageous battle with an aggressive cancer. Her life was a shining example of selflessness and a monument to unconditional love. Ellen was born and raised in San Mateo, CA and graduated from Mercy High School in Burlingame. She devoted her life to her husband of 48 years, her five children and three grandchildren. She enjoyed tennis, travel...
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Alma Penagos

December 12, 1929 - November 17, 2016


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Hector Basilio Espinola

May 6, 1917 - November 16, 2016


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Norma Theresa Crosetti

December 29, 1913 - November 12, 2016


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Louise Sarah Miller

May 11, 1919 - November 10, 2016

Loving wife of deceased Art Miller. A native San Franciscan, world traveler, longtime retiree of AT&T (Pacific Bell) and served many years as a volunteer at San Mateo City Hall. Survived by her loving cousin, Thomas Notaro. Private entombment was held.
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Rita Haige Ramlow

July 9, 1937 - November 10, 2016

Rita Ramlow passed away peacefully last Thursday. She was born in Aleppo, Syria and is of Armenian descent. In 1959, Rita met her husband, Donald Ramlow, and soon married thereafter in the Armenian Church in Paris. In 1959, Rita and Donald moved to the United States and settled in Menlo Park. Rita earned a college degree in Early Childhood Education from Cal State Hayward. Family was her...
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Felix Cruz Aquino

October 12, 1958 - November 10, 2016


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Dorothy Daniels DeCorte

August 14, 1922 - November 8, 2016

Dorothy Daniels DeCorte, 94, of San Mateo, passed November 8, 2016, with family by her side. Dot is survived by her two children, Michelle DeCorte (Frank Elliott, son-in-law) and Michael DeCorte (Lisa Holden, daughter-in-law,); her two grandsons Tyler and Dallas Elliott; and two great-grandsons Chase and Dash Elliott. Fleeing persecution in Persia about 1917, her parents immigrated to the...
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Ernesto P. Garcia

November 16, 1970 - November 5, 2016

Ernesto "Ernie" P. Garcia passed away peacefully on November 5, 2016. He was born in the Philippine Islands on November 16, 1970 and grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. He attended Immaculate Heart of Mary School and Hillsdale High School before moving to Nevada. He lived in the Reno and Las Vegas areas before returning to The Bay Area in 2000. He was an accomplished hair stylist and a...
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Joseph Duane Kipp

March 31, 1938 - November 1, 2016


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Hugh Teegarden Jones

February 11, 1931 - October 30, 2016

Hugh Teegarden Jones passed away peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 30, at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City. He was surrounded by his loving wife, Mary Beth, and his four devoted children: Theresa (Beck), Cordelia (Min), Nathan and Norman. He was 85. A Belmont resident since 1970, Hugh was a native of Bainbridge Island, Washington, a graduate of Washington State University, a member of Theta Chi, and...
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Aliya Rose Cullinane

May 14, 1999 - October 30, 2016

Aliya Rose Cullinane reached heaven Sunday morning. A soul taken too soon, now rests peacefully with our heavenly father. Born and raised in San Mateo, Ali made a lasting impression on all who entered her life. She had a loud spirit and lived vivaciously. She could even make a scrooge laugh. Her vibrant beauty now shines down on us all. Whether she was acting on a stage or treading through water...
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James Allen Waddingham

December 12, 1944 - October 27, 2016


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Allen Williams

September 17, 1949 - October 27, 2016

Allen Williams, better known as "Puncho" to his close family and friends, was born in Bakersfield California on September 17th, 1949 and passed away on October 27th, 2016 at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Allen, later known as Will, was the second of five children born to Luella Brown and Thomas Williams. Allen was preceded in death by his mother, father, his son Demetrius Williams and four...
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Widad Julia Jadallah

June 27, 1933 - October 26, 2016

Widad Julia Jadallah was born in 1933 in Ramallah, Palestine. She immigrated to the United States in 1952 and completed high school and college in Alabama. She married Ibrahim Jadallah and they moved to California, where she lived the rest of her life. She became a widow at a young age and raised her three children on her own. She enjoyed real estate, politics, cooking traditional...
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Rose Dana Kraus

September 23, 1923 - October 23, 2016

Rose Dana Kraus peacefully passed away on 10/23/16 in San Mateo at the age of 93. A native of San Francisco, she was preceded in death by her husband Vernon, the love of her life. Also preceded in death by her sister Thomasine Carrick, brother Thomas F. Carrick Jr. and identical twin sister, Fern Ellen Carrick Uhrig. She was the loving aunt of Thomas F. Carrick III and Donna Marie (Robert)...
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Tommy Dean Scott

June 14, 1928 - October 20, 2016


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Dalton Ray Godwin

March 27, 1958 - October 19, 2016

Dalton Ray Godwin was born in Hope Mills, NC 03/27/1958 to Roy Dalton and Estelle Godwin and passed away on 10/19/2016. He was a resident of Sunnyvale, California. He leaves behind two sisters, Wanda Davis and Stacey LaFleche, and one brother, Kenneth Godwin as well as 4 nieces and one nephew. He was preceded in death by one sister, Deborah Lynn Godwin, and one brother, Danny Wilburn Godwin. ...
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Niccolino Pieroni

January 28, 1930 - October 19, 2016

Niccolino Pieroni passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving wife and family. Niccolino was born in the small town of Colle di Compito, near Lucca, Italy. There he met and eventually married his wife, Emilia, in 1954. In 1955 Niccolino and Emilia came to the United States and settled in San Francisco where they raised their 2 sons, Stephen and Henry. Niccolino enjoyed and...
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Naomie Viray Sandiko

May 26, 1958 - October 17, 2016


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Alfred Crook Rose

December 12, 1924 - October 16, 2016


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Virginia Alda Oliveri

January 2, 1932 - October 16, 2016


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Beverly Joanne Kechichian

June 10, 1938 - October 13, 2016

Beloved wife of Jack Kechichian for 57 years. Bev passed away on October 13th following a long and courageous illness. Resident of Foster City since 1960. Bev Warren Kechichian was born in Minneapolis, MN to Ray & Mary Jo Warren. The Family moved to San Mateo when Bev was six years old. She attended Baywood Grammar School where she met many life-long friends. She graduated from San Mateo High...
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Luigina Sarafina Metcalfe

August 26, 1924 - October 12, 2016

Luigina S. (Lou) Metcalfe, daughter of Joe and Battistina Lento, passed away on October 12th at the age of 92. She was preceded in death in 2011 by her loving husband of 59 years, James W. (Jim) Metcalfe. Lou was born in Tacoma, WA, one of three sisters. She was a gifted violinist who performed in her early life with her father and sisters, Rosemarie and Toni. The Lento family was not only...
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Emanuele "Tony" Massimillo

January 30, 1941 - October 9, 2016

Emanuele Antonio Massimillo, also known by family and close friends as "Tony", passed away on the evening of October 9th after he lost his battle against cancer. He fought like a champ until the very end. Tony touched many lives with his generous spirit, and his fun loving outlook on life. He had a strong love for the simple pleasures of life….gardening, making wine, hunting, watching the...
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Clara Aguilar de Guzman

August 12, 1929 - October 9, 2016


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Pete Boubare

March 15, 1927 - October 8, 2016

Pete Boubare passed away at his home in Burlingame on October 8, 2016 at 89 years. Beloved husband of the late Sophia Boubare, Pete and his late wife Sophia were founding members of the ORA, Organization of Respected Adults, a Senior Fellowship group of the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Cross in Belmont, CA. Both Pete and Sophia were dedicated members of the church and sponsored many...
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Bertha H. Sanchez

February 7, 1938 - October 7, 2016

Bertha passed on October 7 with family at her side. She touched many lives through her involvement in the community. She was an ER nurse at Mills-Peninsula, served on the San Mateo Planning Commission from 1999-2007, ran for City Council in 2007 and was well known as co-president of the group HANCSM. She is survived by her brothers Domingo Sanchez (Dorcas) & Daniel Sanchez (Kathy); sister...
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Armando Agustin Zuniga

August 28, 1954 - October 7, 2016

Armando Agustin Zuniga nacio el 28 de agosto de 1954 en Jinotepe, Nicaragua. Estudio en la Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Nicaragua donde se recibio como licenciado de economia en 1981. Le sobreviven su esposa y tres hijos.
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Beverly Lucia Murr

December 26, 1930 - October 4, 2016

Beverly Murr -- flower lady at Home Depot, champion golfer, news junkie, book lover, self-taught green thumb, orange lipstick aficionado and world's best mom, nana, sister, auntie and friend -- died on Oct. 4, 2016. She was a youthful 85. Born in San Francisco to Charlie and Lucy Anthony, Bev bounded through life with a radiant smile and spirit. She was funny, kind and resilient -- an adored...
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Lois Rita Henn

January 13, 1928 - October 4, 2016

Lois passed away peacefully on October 4, 2016 surrounded by her children. Beloved wife of the late William Henn and they were married for 67 years. Loving mother and survived by her children: Susan (Eric), Sandra (John), Thomas, Timothy (Diane), Donald (Nancy), William (Chris) & Patrick (Jennifer). Cherished grandmother of Cara (Jeff), David (Sony), Kathleen, Michael, Jordan, Jacob, Samuel,...
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George Joseph Firenze

October 22, 1919 - October 3, 2016

George Joseph Firenze passed away peacefully on October 3, 2016, just shy of his 97th birthday. Born Atillio Giuseppe, in Burlingame, CA on October 22, 1919, George is survived by his loving wife of 74 years, Helene, son, Steve (Patty), daughter, Kathryn Fragulia (Ray), brother, Dave, Great Granddaughter, Kaitlyn DiMassimo, who cared for him in the last months of his life, 8 Grandchildren, 14...
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Jaime Ceballos Mendoza

March 26, 1960 - October 1, 2016


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James T. Bertram

January 7, 1937 - September 29, 2016

James T. Bertram "Jim" passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 29, 2016. He was born in San Francisco on January 7, 1937 to J. Thomas and Isabelle Bertram. He is preceded in death by his parents, his cherished wife of 46 years, Alice M. Bertram, sister Audrey "Timmy" Ruf and daughter Lorraine M. Bertram. He was a devoted and loving father to James T. Bertram III and Lorraine. Jim worked...
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Robert M. Desky

September 28, 2016

Robert M. Desky passed away peacefully on September 28, 2016. Bob was born in San Francisco, CA on November 9, 1927 to parents Clarence and Florence (Harber) Desky. Bob graduated from Lowell High School in 1945 and went on to University of California, Berkeley to earn his AB in Political Science in 1948 and his LLB from Boalt Hall in 1951. He played both trumpet and French horn with the...
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David Laurence Jones

March 6, 1951 - September 26, 2016


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Ilma "Chiqui" Corzo

March 28, 1950 - September 24, 2016

Ilma Amparo Corzo, conocida como Chiqui en los Estados Unidos, nació el 28 de Marzo en el año 1950 en San Raymundo, Guatemala. Fue hija de Ángel Salbelio Corzo y Blanca Rosa Paredes de Corzo. Sus hermanos y hermanas son Miguel, Hugo, Lionel, Héctor, Raul, Alba, Jorge, Carlota, y Roberto. Chiqui se casó con Julio Sazo Figueroa en la Cuidad de Guatemala cuando tenía 16 años. Su hija,...
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Ladina (Dee) Eleanor Viola

July 2, 1917 - September 24, 2016

Ladina "Dee" Viola of San Mateo joined her devoted husband and best friend of 70 years, John Anthony Viola †, on September 24, 2016. She never lost her humor, her style or her engaging conversation. A product of the Great Depression Dee could survive any hardship with grace. She worked at Hills Bros Coffee during World War II. Throughout her life she maintained a loving home and valued family...
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Michel "Mike" Pisani

January 15, 1923 - September 22, 2016

At age 93, Mike Pisani passed away on Thursday, 9/22/2016. Mike touched many lives with his gentle spirit, incredible wit and extremely positive outlook on life. Mike was born in San Francisco, CA to Michele and Modette Pisani (née Hunt). He graduated from St. Ignatius High School and earned a degree in Journalism from University of California in Berkeley. Mike served in the U.S. Army Air...
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Robert John Kay, Sr.

November 7, 1924 - September 22, 2016

We're sorry to say that Bob Kay, Sr. (Dad Kay) passed away quietly with his daughter, Lisa, and son, Bob, by his side. He was 91 years old. He was an incredible man who lived an incredible life. After flying in WWII, Dad began flying overseas in Saudi Arabia. In 1952, he met and married the love of his life, Frances Muehlhauser, a TWA stewardess. Together, they both went back to Saudi...
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RoseMarie Sickle

November 8, 1923 - September 21, 2016

RoseMarie Sickle was born in Hazleton, Pennsylvania in 1923. She lived in New Jersey and Florida before heading out west to California in 1964. She lived in San Mateo from then until her passing on September 21, 2016. RoseMarie enjoyed a long life and touched many people with her generosity and loving personality. She is preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Alfred Sickle. She is...
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Yianni (John) Ellenikiotis

April 28, 1931 - September 19, 2016

Yianni Ellenikiotis, a proud husband, father, grandfather (Papou), and great grandfather, passed away Monday, September 19, 2016 at 85 years of age. He leaves his daughter, Pauline Alevizos, his son-in-law Tim Alevizos, his two sons Anthony Ellenikiotis and Jim Ellenikiotis, his seven grandchildren, Kate Alevizos-Ramacciotti, Eleni Alevizos, Eleni Ellenikiotis, Soula Ellenikiotis, Yianni...
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Betty Etsuko Asai

June 17, 1922 - September 18, 2016


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Gordon McLeod

July 16, 1923 - September 10, 2016

Gordon McLeod, 93, of San Mateo, California passed away peacefully on the beautiful fall afternoon of September 10, 2016. He was visited by family and friends in person and by phone just before he died. He was born in Vancouver, B.C. on July 16, 1923 to John and Ada McLeod and was the fifth of five children. Gordon grew up in San Mateo where he developed the hobby of beekeeping in his family's...
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Joyce H. Clark

September 10, 2016

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to: El Concilio of San Mateo County ECSMC 1419 Burlingame Avenue, Suite N Burlingame, CA 94010 Attn: Ortensia Lopez For Joyce Clark Youth Project in Palo Alto
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George William (Bill) Mitchell

November 2, 1925 - September 9, 2016

Bill Mitchell's exuberant life began on November 2, 1925 in San Francisco, CA. He grew up in a house on Potrero Avenue with his parents, Tom and Aida Mitchell, brother Tom and sister Ruth. He got along well with his siblings, apart from the nickname he and Tom gave their sister, Stink. He spent a lot of time in the country (Los Gatos) with his cousins and siblings in the orchards and used to tell...
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Ellis Baxter Valentine

May 22, 2016 - September 8, 2016

Ellis was born May 22, 2016 and passed away on September 8, 2016. He is survived by his parents Barry and Brandy Valentine, his 20-month old big brother Preston, grandparents, many aunts, uncles and cousins, as well as family friends who love him. In his short life, he brought joy to many with big smiles and laughter, peaceful sighs and cooing, and the opportunity to watch him grow and learn...
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Alicia Cardona Ramirez

October 28, 1917 - September 4, 2016


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Dorothy H. Vacho

June 16, 1924 - September 4, 2016

Dorothy H. Vacho, 92, a longtime resident of San Mateo, CA passed away September 4, 2016. Dorothy was preceded in death by her beloved husband George B. Vacho, her parents Frank and Agnes Nowak, her infant son John and her siblings Irene, Florence, and Frank Jr. Dorothy was a cherished mother to; Shirley Norton (Richard), Gary Vacho (JoAnne), Eileen Feid (Thomas), Roy Vacho (Dorothy) and...
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Joan Rae Hoy

February 14, 1930 - September 4, 2016

Early morning, September 4, 2016, Joan Rae Hoy passed away peacefully while being cared for and comforted by numerous family and friends. Joan was born in Alameda, CA to Amy and James Reid on Valentine's Day. Raised in Alameda, CA, she graduated from Alameda High School and The Samuel Marriott Hospital School of Nursing. While working at Peninsula Hospital Maternity Ward in Burlingame, Joan...
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Gloria Hratko

July 24, 1931 - September 1, 2016

Gloria Lorraine Hratko Resident of Belmont, Ca and Framingham, Mass July 24, 1931 – Sept 1, 2016 Gloria Lorraine Hratko passed away suddenly from a heart attack at her home in California; she was 85 years old. Gloria was born in New London, Connecticut and graduated from the Williams Memorial Institute, an all-girls high school in her home town. During her early carefree years, she...
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Patricia Ann Tholin

August 16, 1955 - September 1, 2016

Patricia "Patty" Tholin passed away in her home in San Mateo on September 1st in the early morning. She is survived by her husband Ken, children Erin Wurster, William Moss and Megan Tholin, sisters Kathleen James and Maureen Fava, and grandchildren Kaitlyn, Alexa, Taylor, and Gavin. Patty was a loving mother, neighbor, and friend. A Memorial Service will be held at 7pm on Wednesday,...
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Peter Mc Entee

December 23, 1928 - August 30, 2016

Peter Mc Entee was born in Ballybay, Co. Monaghan, Ireland, on December 23, 1928, and passed away on August 30th, 2016. He was a resident of San Mateo, CA. Pete was one of fourteen children in his family. He follows Pat, Ed, Owenie, John, Barney, Ann, Mary and Betty, and is survived by Stephen, Kathleen, Teasie and Bridget. Pete came to the US with Kathleen in 1954, and spent two years in...
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Barney M. Fong

August 6, 1934 - August 29, 2016

Barney M. Fong passed away early Monday morning after suffering from complications related to the vascular surgery performed 2 days before. Barney is survived by his best friend and wife of 56 years, Janet. He is also survived by his loving children, Juliet Peters (Kent), Suzanne Deardorff (PK), and Barry Fong (Solita). Barney is also survived by six grandsons, Michael Fong (Heidi), Blake and...
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Ofelia "Sophie" O'Connor

October 29, 1928 - August 27, 2016

Sophie O'Connor, a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully on August 27, 2016, at Mission Hospice House in San Mateo. Sophie was born in San Francisco on October 29, 1928. She was married to Ed O'Connor for 68 years, following a two year courtship that began when they sat next to each other at the Granada Theatre in SF. Sophie graduated from Balboa...
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Patricia Alexander Kauffman

March 8, 1924 - August 25, 2016

It is with great sadness the Kauffman family announces the passing of our beautiful matriarch after 92 wonderful years. Beloved wife of 70 years to Dr. Raymond Kauffman; treasured mother of Terry, Antoinette, Raphael (Sarah), Diane (Steve Pomerantz) and Laurence Kauffman. Devoted grandmother of Daniel (Mizuho) Kauffman, Brian Kauffman, and Alexandra and Benjamin McGary, and loving great...
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Oliver W. Wesson

August 4, 1918 - August 25, 2016

Oliver W. Wesson passed away peacefully in San Jose, CA on August 25, 2016. He is remembered as a polite, intellectually curious man, committed to academic and professional excellence. He possessed a mischievous infectious smile and enjoyed making home repairs, dancing and both entertaining and visiting family and friends. Among the dwindling numbers of the "greatest generation," Oliver is also...
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Maryana Alicia Greer

June 6, 1920 - August 23, 2016


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Cecilia Goodwin

December 5, 1947 - August 23, 2016

Cecilia Goodwin, 68, passed away peacefully in her sleep on August 23, 2016. She was born in Bogota, Colombia, and moved to San Mateo in 1993. She happily continued her accounting career at Heritage Realty for the last 19 years. Cecilia touched many lives over the years. With her enormous heart and loving words, she left a lasting impression on everyone she met. Her perseverance was...
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Rony Arielcy Illescas

February 25, 1973 - August 20, 2016


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Andrew O. Chavez

October 10, 1970 - August 20, 2016


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Shirley Ann Jorgensen

August 9, 1934 - August 12, 2016

Shirley passed away peacefully on Friday with her daughter by her side. She was born in Burnaby, BC and moved to San Francisco in 1957 where she met and married Frank Jorgensen. Shirley worked for the County of San Mateo, most recently for the Elections Division. Survived by her daughter Lynn Peterson, grandson Jeffrey Bailey, son-in-law Jeffrey Peterson, step granddaughter Kimmy Roldan &...
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Gordon I. Lupori

August 26, 1928 - August 11, 2016

Gordon Lupori passed away peacefully in his home in Redwood City on Thursday August 11, 2016. Gordon was born on August 26, 1928 in San Francisco to Carlo and Isaura Lupori. He grew up in San Francisco and graduated from Galileo High School. He served his country in the US Army and was Honorably discharged in 1951. Gordon was a member of the Teamsters Union Local 860 for 30 years as a...
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Robert John Larwood

May 25, 1935 - August 11, 2016

Robert (Bob) Larwood passed away from complications of Alzheimer's on August 11. He was a kind, generous, and special father/grandfather and friend. He leaves behind his wife Martha of 59 years, along with son John (wife Pam), daughter Pam Hemminger (husband Eric) and son Scott (wife Brenna). Adoring grandchildren are Carrie Larwood, Ross and Connor Hemminger, and Paul and Gwen Larwood. He is...
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Michaelene Eugenia Nichols

September 19, 1921 - August 9, 2016

Beloved mother, wife, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and loyal friend passed away peacefully in her home August 9 at the age of 94. Born in Gary, Indiana, Michaelene lost her parents early in her life and was raised by her three sisters. Michaelene and her husband of 49 years, Steve, who preceded her in death in 1995, made their home in the Bay Area. They travelled extensively throughout...
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Calvin Michael Riley

January 21, 1996 - August 6, 2016

Calvin Michael Riley passed away tragically on Saturday, August 6, 2016 in San Francisco, CA. He was a loving kind son, brother, grandchild, cousin and friend. Everyone that knew him loved him. He was passionate about everything from his love for baseball, coaching alongside his father, playing video games with his siblings, listening to country music and loved making others laugh. He loved all...
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Ruth Veronica Barth

April 7, 1924 - August 5, 2016

Ruth Veronica Barth, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away on August 5, 2016. Ruth is survived by her three daughters: Carol Barth (John Terence) of Pennsylvania; Linda Bell (James) of California; and Roberta Allen (Mark) of Colorado; grandchildren Geoffrey Nix (Rika), James Bell (Lara), Kimberly Allen-Smith (Nathan), Matthew Allen, and Christopher Matthewson; and...
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Ellen LaVerne Gillette

May 9, 1929 - August 5, 2016

Ellen LaVerne Gillette, 87, passed away August 5th 2016. She was married and pregnant when she graduated valedictorian of her high school class in Boulder Creek, CA, where she grew up. In 1951, she and her family moved to Sharp Park, which is now part of Pacifica, CA. She was a Den mother for Cub Scouts, and she led her daughters' Brownie Troops. She was a Girl Scout leader, after Brownies. She...
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Yoshiko Pat Ota

November 29, 1921 - August 4, 2016

Pat passed away at home on August 4, 2016 at the age of 94. Pat was preceded in death by her husband Kurt Ota. She is survived by her children; Marshall (Cindy) Ota, Curtis Ota and Karen (Bob) Okasaki. A Memorial Service will be held at 4pm on Saturday, Sep. 3, 2016 at the San Mateo Buddhist Temple, 2 S. Claremont St., San Mateo, CA.
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Elizabeth Lee Ulrich

June 1, 1924 - August 4, 2016

Elizabeth (Bette) Lee Ulrich was born on June 1st, 1924. The young family moved to the area while Bette was an infant after her father, a lifelong engineer was transferred to San Francisco for business. Her beloved sister was born shortly thereafter. Unknowingly, the love of Bette's life and her future husband, shared the same block when they were young children, their back yards adjacent to each...
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Marcia Amanda McFadden

July 25, 1933 - August 2, 2016


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Linda Philpott Londerville

January 8, 1944 - August 1, 2016


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Carl Priestly

November 27, 1930 - August 1, 2016

Carl Priestly , 85 of Sunnyvale, CA passed away on, Monday, August 1, 2016 at Kaiser Hospital, Santa Clara, CA. A private family viewing was held on, Sunday, August 7, 2016 at Sneider & Sullivan & O'Connell's Funeral Home, San Mateo, CA. Carl Priestly was born in Austin, Texas to Mattie Overton Wright and Melvin Clyde Priestly on, November 27, 1930 at Brackenridge Hospital in Travis County. ...
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Barbara Jean Dzwonek

March 4, 1947 - July 31, 2016

Barbara Jean Dzwonek, daughter of the late Henry and Genevieve Makarewicz, passed away peacefully July 31st, 2016 surrounded by her husband, children and grandchildren. Despite the many career achievements, nothing was ever more important than her family. Her loving spirit and nurturing presence always made those around her family, friends, colleagues and students feel special. She will be...
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Steven Alan Williams

April 4, 1956 - July 30, 2016

Steven was born in San Mateo, CA on April 4, 1956 and passed away unexpectedly on July 30, 2016. He grew up in the Sunnybrae area and attended Sunnybrae Elementary School, Borel Junior High School and graduated from Aragon High School in 1974. His hobbies included fixing cars and riding and repairing motorcycles. He was an auto mechanic for more than 30 years, working for various auto...
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Blanca L. V. Forero

August 15, 1921 - July 29, 2016

Blanca Gladiz Asuncion Luna Victoria de Forero, 94 years, from Paijan Peru passed away on July 29, 2016 peacefully at the Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City surrounded by her family. Blanca was married to the late Enrique Forero Z. ~RIP Oct.1993~ for 41 years. A loyal and faithful wife who followed her husband through thick and thin. He was her soul mate. Blanca is survived by her 3 daughters...
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Christine Josephine Sullivan

August 1, 1923 - July 26, 2016

Christine "Chris" Sullivan, passed away quietly and peacefully shortly before her 93rd birthday. Chris was born to Josephine Devane and Daniel Cullen August 1, 1923 in San Francisco, CA. Chris was the beloved wife of 59 years to Martin Leo Sullivan, who she married on May 16, 1944 while he was home on leave from the United States Navy. They met at a Halloween party on Clement St. in San...
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Doris Ann Cavallero

August 5, 1934 - July 25, 2016

Doris Ann Cavallero, a resident of San Mateo passed away Monday July 25, 2016. Doris was president of Bank of America Retirees, San Mateo chapter. Survived by her husband Jack A. Cavallero of nine years; brother John Beckmen; nieces Karaoline Sly & Melissa Cash; nephew Matthew Beckman; granddaughters Amanda Etzel, Ashleigh Etzel & Alexandria Etzel; and several cousins. Donations may be...
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Gerard Culas

September 25, 1958 - July 24, 2016

Gerard Culas passed away on Sunday. He was a bon-vivant through and through. Gerard was born in Villefranche sur Soane in the Beaujolais region of France, to Lucien and Helene Culas. He leaves behind a wife, Theresa Rabe-Culas, of 28 years and two adult children, Jacqueline Culas and Nicolas Culas, as well as a large extended family and multitude of friends around the world. An accordionist...
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Lynda Lee Moore

July 18, 1942 - July 22, 2016

Born 7/18/42 in Uvalde, TX; died 7/22/16 in Redwood City, CA. Daughter of the late Bert and Leora Nichols. Sister to the late Sharon S. Nichols, widow to Wayne Moore, and mother to Sharyn Moore of Redwood City, CA. Niece of Dan and Betty Nichols of Hampton, IA. Graduate of Hillsdale High School with further studies at the College of San Mateo and the University of Oklahoma. Beloved...
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Kiyomi Jim Hamamoto

September 7, 1925 - July 15, 2016

Beloved husband of Kiyoko Hamamoto. Loving father to son, Steven Hamamoto, daughter, June Cassman Patel and son-in-law Pravin Patel. Cherished grandfather to Nori, Sarah and Eva. Kiyomi was preceded in death by his parents Seijiro and Ai Hamamoto and his siblings: Ayako, Kiyoaki, and Michiko. Kiyomi attended and graduated from Amache High school at the Japanese Internment Camp in Colorado. ...
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Marjorie Madeline Westlake

March 28, 1915 - July 15, 2016


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Peter Joseph Lazara

March 19, 1941 - July 13, 2016

Peter "Pete" Joseph Lazara was born March 19, 1941 and passed away on July 13, 2016. Beloved husband to Barbara Lazara. Loving father to daughters Kelli Leyva (son-in-law Jose Levya), and Jennifer Lazara. Cherished Papa to Sophia, Tyler and Mattea Leyva. Pete is survived by sister Marie Lazara. Pete was preceded in death by parents Anthony and Antoinette Lazara. Pete attended and...
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Grant Benjamin Ho'omalu Hayselden

March 26, 1973 - July 12, 2016


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Diane E. Panelli

August 5, 1938 - July 7, 2016

Passed away on July 7th, 2016, at the age of 77 after complications due to cancer. Diane Panelli was born August 5th, 1938, in San Francisco until she moved to Foster City in 1972. Daughter to Peter and Florence (Campangna) Beltrano. She was one of four children; sister to, Peter (Judy deceased), Nick (Eileen), and Steve (Lynn) Beltrano. She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years Ralph...
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