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Cynthia Lynn Chun

December 18, 1943 - April 29, 2016


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William James Gargiulo

September 6, 1929 - April 26, 2016


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Sachiko Tanaka

October 1, 1919 - April 24, 2016


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Carlos Enrique Castañeda "Caco"

March 20, 1930 - April 23, 2016

A Salvadoran national and U.S. citizen who spearheaded his family's migration to the San Francisco Bay Area, later returning to El Salvador to become a hotel industry leader and eventually the patriarch of a charitable foundation, has died at the age of 86. Born in San Salvador, El Salvador on March 20, 1930, Carlos Enrique Castañeda died peacefully after a brief illness surrounded by his...
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James Colburn Clarke

May 21, 1924 - April 21, 2016

James Colburn Clarke died peacefully one month short of his 92nd birthday surrounded by family and friends. Known by his family, friends, and professional colleagues by his nickname "Bim", he is survived by his wife of 67 years, Marilynn, children Richard (Janet), Stephen (Kelly), Cindy (Richard), 9 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. He was born in Sedro Wooley, WA in 1924. He served his...
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Mae Dallimonti

June 20, 1927 - April 21, 2016

Mae was born on June 20, 1927 to Michael and Marianne Bajada, who were Maltese immigrants. She was one of seven children. Her brothers and sisters were, Antoinette, Mary, Charles, Josie, Carlo, and Frances. Mae was raised in San Francisco. She attended City High School for Girls and after graduation she worked at I. Magnin opening new credit accounts. Mae met her husband, Hugo Dallimonti, on a...
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Leonardo Hernandez

September 13, 1953 - April 18, 2016


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Richard Ralph Bona

June 19, 1938 - April 15, 2016

Richard R. Bona died peacefully on April 15, 2016 at home in the loving arms of his family after a short battle with leukemia. A San Francisco native, Rich was born on June 19, 1938 to Charles H. Bona and Mildred "Pat" Prose. Rich had a wide-ranging professional life beginning as a police officer in San Francisco and San Mateo, reaching the rank of Lieutenant. He went on to become a successful...
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Rosa Maria Berini

January 6, 1933 - April 13, 2016

With her family at her side, Rosa Maria Berini passed away on April 13th, 2016 at the age of 83. Rosa was born on January 6th 1933 in Benghazi, Libya. At the age of seven she returned with her family to the town of Colle di Compito, Italy where she spent the next 15 years. In 1955 Rosa moved to San Francisco, California, where she met her husband Albert. They were married in 1957 and...
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Sharon Lee Herrera

June 23, 1936 - April 12, 2016


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Lynn Ewing Brown

February 21, 1941 - April 9, 2016

Lynn Ewing Brown, born on February 21, 1941, to Lydia Kawertz and Willard Ewing, passed away peacefully in her home in Foster City, on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at the age of 75. Lynn is predeceased by her parents Willard Ewing and Lydia Kawertz and her brother, Scott Ewing. Lynn is lovingly remembered by her daughter Kathleen Wright, husband Morgan Wright, and her son, James Brown and wife Nicole...
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Bernard J. Franklyn

December 7, 1944 - April 8, 2016


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Jesus Santiago

June 7, 1984 - April 3, 2016


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Araxi Bezdjian

February 17, 1945 - April 3, 2016

Araxi Bezdjian, 71, of San Mateo, California passed away peacefully on April 3, 2016 with her family and husband Joseph at her side. She was born on February 17, 1945 in Nazareth, Palestine. Survived by husband Joseph Bezdjian; son Ara Bezdjian; brothers Ohaness & Dikran Kabbenjian; sisters Sona Kabbenjian & Sossy Garabedian; grandchildren Alexander & Nicholas Bezdjian. Preceded in death by...
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Michael Timothy Shaffer

October 28, 1976 - April 2, 2016

Michael was born October 28, 1976 and left us to go to Heaven on April 2, 2016. Michael lived a full and giving life in his 39 years. His friends and family will miss his easy going and comforting soul. Mike had a huge heart with the capacity to love without judgement and accept all. He is survived by his parents, John and Carmen Shaffer, his sister Suzanne Crenshaw, his brother Bill Shaffer,...
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John "Jack" Daniel Harrington

February 24, 1930 - April 2, 2016

Born in Boston to John D. Harrington and Anna M. Morrison Jack was raised in Juneau, Alaska and Seattle, WA. He met the love of his life, Joyce, while studying Engineering and Surveying at Seattle University. Following work as a land surveyor in Washington, Jack relocated the family to California where he enjoyed a long career as a project engineer for Bechtel and Sverdrup. Whether building BART,...
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Marilyn Carol Williamson

January 23, 1940 - April 1, 2016


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Arthur Robert Gagne

August 23, 1935 - March 31, 2016

Arthur Robert Gagné, born August 23, 1935, passed March 31, 2016. Preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Marilyn (Follari). Beloved father of Arthur "Marty", Dennis (Lucila) and Suzanne (John) Zaro; adored grandpa of John and Erika; Jackie, Gil, Lisa and Mark. A native of San Francisco, Lincoln High School graduate and proud So. San Francisco resident for 46 years, Art served in the US...
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Sonia Margarita Ceron

February 26, 1958 - March 31, 2016


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Vilma Alicia Escobar

April 3, 1932 - March 29, 2016


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Flordeliza Rodriguez Johnson

June 28, 1930 - March 29, 2016

Flordeliza was one of sixteen children born to Gerardo and Primitiva Rodriguez in Carcar City, Cebu (Philippines) on June 28, 1930. She married Edward Grady Johnson and had five children of her own. Flordeliza was a determined and resourceful woman who lived by her own rules and refused to be swayed by the challenges that life had thrown at her. She survived the deaths of her husband and two...
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John Francis Keller

February 5, 1925 - March 28, 2016

The Keller family mourns the loss of John Francis Keller, beloved father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, from complications related to Alzheimer's Disease, on March 28, 2016. He was 91. John grew up on a 200 acre dairy farm near Mt. Horeb, WI, the eldest of the five children of Elizabeth (Meier) and Francis Keller. After graduating from high school, John joined the Army in 1943, and served...
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Ruth Hendricks Willard

May 13, 1921 - March 26, 2016

A remarkable life came to a peaceful end when Ruth Elaine Hendricks Willard died after a lengthy illness. Ruth was born in Portland, Oregon to Leland Laumann Hendricks and Lillian May Anderson Hendricks. When Ruth was six, the family moved to Klamath Falls, OR. An excellent student, Ruth also played the violin and sang in several choral groups, was a tap dancer, a Camp Fire girl and a...
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Garyfalia I. Tsiglieris

June 10, 1923 - March 26, 2016


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Mario Alvarado

June 27, 1927 - March 24, 2016


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Stella G. Viarengo

May 20, 1921 - March 22, 2016

Stella G. Viarengo was born in San Francisco on May 20, 1921 and died in her home in San Mateo on March 22, 2016. Born to Mariano & Lida Balestreri. Preceded in death by her beloved husband of 66 years, Edward S. Viarengo; brother Peter (Ann) Balestreri; brother-in-law Mario Viarengo. Survived by sister-in-law Pauline Viarengo; nieces: Lydia Baldanzi, Lydia Marie Griffith, Grace Stanfield &...
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Kimiyo Kawahara

November 8, 1929 - March 20, 2016


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Betty T. Matsuura

March 20, 2016

Betty Teruko Matsuura, 87, of San Mateo, passed away peacefully on March 20, 2016. A native of Honolulu, Hawaii, Betty attended Farrington High School. After graduation she moved to Chicago, Illinois with her friends where she met her future husband at a Moonlight Picnic. Betty is survived by her husband of 60 years, Sadao; her son and daughter-in-law Wesley and Tracee; daughter and son-in...
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David Le'Roy Coyle

August 4, 1955 - March 19, 2016


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Louie Kim Hong

June 11, 1930 - March 19, 2016


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James Stephen Cronin

April 8, 1945 - March 18, 2016

Jim, a San Francisco native and 34 year resident of Hillsborough, succumbed to cancer in the early morning of 3/18/16. He was a graduate of St. Stephen's Catholic School, St. Ignatius High School, and attended Santa Clara University where he received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees. He was an army veteran, first lieutenant. A devoted family man and...
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Antonio (Tony) Ottino

August 30, 1926 - March 17, 2016

A resident of San Mateo, he passed away peacefully on March 17, 2016. He was 89 years old. He was preceded in death by his wife Adalgisa in 2012 and a grandson Anthony Ferrari in 2015. A native of Italy, he emigrated to San Mateo, California, with his wife and daughter on April 18, 1970. He worked as a machinist for Krobach Manufacturing Corporation in Hayward for many years. He is...
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Vera Rose Smith

August 16, 1923 - March 16, 2016

Vera was born in Detroit, Michigan to Frank and Myra Fehrenback. Vera attended St. James, in Ferndale, through high school. On July 27, 1942, she married her husband, James Smith, for what was to be a 53 year loving marriage. Vera and James had six children: Barbara (Elward), James, Lawrence, Alan, Richard and Sharon (Ronne). In 1952, Vera and James moved from Michigan to San Mateo,...
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Alice Chi Ping Lam

September 2, 1959 - March 12, 2016

Alice Lam was born on September 2, 1959 in Hong Kong. She spent many years in Albany, New York and Mystic, Connecticut before moving with her husband Harry and son Andrew to Redwood City, California, their home of over twenty years. Alice has broad and deep roots around the world with family, friends and those who share her love for God and passion for quilting, travel, cooking, and great food....
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Jo Ann Beverly Keen

September 22, 1931 - March 11, 2016


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Katsumi Onizuka

October 23, 1922 - March 8, 2016


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Edmond "Ned" Kiely Power

February 26, 1930 - March 7, 2016

Always concerned with the wellbeing of others rather than himself, Edmond "Ned" Kiely Power passed away on March 7th from heart failure in the comfort of his own home with his daughter, Lisa, at his side. Ned was a humble, simple, well-liked man. He loved life, always doing good for others and gave his best to those around him. He placed a high priority on family and loved having fun. He...
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Patsy Lee Branscomb

August 5, 1937 - March 7, 2016


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Ernest Concha Fuentes

June 1, 1925 - March 5, 2016

Ernest Concha Fuentes (Ernie) passed away on March 5, 2016 in San Mateo, California. He was born on June 1, 1925 in Los Angeles, CA. He is preceded in death by his parents Simon Fuentes and Antonia Concha Mendez, as well as his brother and sister-in-law, Simon and Terry Fuentes; his brother, Daniel Arthur Mendez; his brother-in-law Edward Zuniga and nephew, Charles Zuniga (Chuck). Ernie is...
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Anthony J. "Duke" Campagna

July 21, 1920 - March 5, 2016

Duke died peacefully at home at the age of 95. Born in Omaha Nebraska, Duke and his family moved to San Mateo in 1930 where he resided for the rest of his life. He attended San Mateo High, San Jose State, and eventually received his masters in Music Education from Stanford. He served in the US Army in WW II and the Korean War. As a music educator he taught at San Mateo and Hillsdale High...
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Robert Francis O'Neil

February 23, 1924 - March 5, 2016

ROBERT FRANCIS O'NEIL ("Boots") February 23, 1924 – March 5, 2016. Bob passed away quietly in his home in Woodside. He is now reunited with his beloved parents Fred and Alice, his adoring sister Pat Yates and his namesake nephew Bob Yates. A native of San Mateo, he attended St. Matthew Catholic School and San Mateo High School. He began his college years at San Mateo Junior College, but...
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Eissa Emile Kishek

July 4, 1983 - March 5, 2016


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John A. MacKenzie

August 2, 1933 - February 27, 2016


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Jeffrey Dale Deamer

March 18, 1944 - February 26, 2016


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Evelyn E. Dean

April 2, 1914 - February 25, 2016

Born Evelyn Elizabeth Kieffer on April 2, 1914 in San Francisco to Frank and Marie Kieffer, Evelyn spent her childhood and teen years in The City. She attended Commerce High School initially but graduated in the first 4-year graduating class of the new Balboa High School along with her future husband Edwin Thomas Bean. Evelyn didn't actually meet Edwin until after high school graduation at...
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Dina Edith Perez Yactayo De Reina

December 26, 1957 - February 24, 2016


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Yon Ok Paek

August 18, 1916 - February 23, 2016


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Sherman Edward Anderson III

January 11, 1935 - February 21, 2016

Sherman Edward Anderson, III was born on January 11, 1935 in Little Rock, Arkansas to the union of William Anderson, Sr. and Irma Winfrey Anderson. His wife, Betty Cato Anderson, brother, William Anderson, Jr., and both parents preceded him in death. He attended public schools in Little Rock, Arkansas having graduated from Dunbar High School and Dunbar Junior College. He was soon drafted...
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Denis Benjamin Dineen

January 11, 1937 - February 20, 2016

Denis B. Dineen, aged 79, died at home, surrounded by his family, on February 20 of complications secondary to a long fight with a form of leukemia. He remained strong-willed and of sound mind until the very end, until biology caught up with his unwavering character. He leaves behind his wife Joyce, sons Brian and Michael, daughter-in-law Alexis and granddaughters Lauren (15) and Juliet (13)....
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Jack M. Rogers

April 24, 1915 - February 16, 2016


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Generosa Heredia

October 3, 1919 - February 16, 2016


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James Levi Hutchinson, Jr.

August 16, 1954 - February 15, 2016

James Levi Hutchinson, Jr. passed away peacefully on February 15th, 2016. "Jimmy" as he was known was born at Mills Hospital on August 16th, 1954. He was the son of Dr. James Levi Hutchinson and Evelyn Ribbs Hutchinson. Survived by sister Karen Hutchinson, brother Henry Hutchinson and many loving cousins. Preceded by his loving mother Evelyn Hutchinson. His greatest joy was to have fun and to...
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Therese R. Luzzi

April 9, 1931 - February 14, 2016

LUZZI, Therese – Passed peacefully, surrounded by her children and grandchildren. Predeceased by her loving husband Edward Luzzi. Survived by her children Diane and Joe McKenna of Pleasanton, Kathleen Luzzi of San Francisco, Edward and Cathi Luzzi of San Mateo and Evelyn Dosen of Clinton NC; grandchildren: Kacy, Mandy, Molly and Shea McKenna, Kimberly, Barbara, Danny and Tony Luzzi, Leonard...
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Victor Allen Frost

October 14, 1947 - February 12, 2016


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Lawrence E. Rossorelli

March 4, 1927 - February 12, 2016

Lawrence (Larry) Rossorelli, long time resident of Fiesta Gardens, San Mateo, passed away on Friday, February 12 at the age of 88. Survivors include his partner, Jeanne Kukral; his daughter, Marylin Sherman; 2 grandchildren, Danelle & Larry; and 2 great-grandchildren, Jessica & Christopher. Preceded in death by his wife Clara Rossorelli in 1992, retired Greyhound bus driver, long time member...
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Herbert (Herb) A. Grand

June 16, 1923 - February 8, 2016

A resident of San Mateo for over 50 years passed away peacefully February 8, 2016 at home with his wife and daughter by his side. He was 92. Herb was a native Californian born in Napa, CA to Emile and Helen Grand on June 16, 1923, and grew up in the San Franciso/San Jose area. When WWII began he enlisted and served in the Army Air Corp from 1942 to 1945. He shipped out of New York on his...
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Edward Manuel Araujo

November 10, 1951 - February 8, 2016


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Estera Livianu

January 12, 1923 - February 5, 2016

Estera Livianu (Rica to her friends and Titica to her family) was born in Piatra Neamț, Romania on January 12, 1926. Her mother died at her birth and her father died two years later. Estera spent her childhood in an orphanage in Bacau. At the age of 15 she married her husband Sahna and moved to Bucharest, where she finished her studies and taught middle school math. After having children she...
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William Leslie Johnson

November 23, 1927 - February 4, 2016

William (Bill) Johnson was born in Hollywood, California on November 23, 1927. He passed on February 4, 2016 after a short final battle against chronic leukemia which he had successfully managed for several years. Bill lived most of his life in San Mateo and after spending several years in Half Moon Bay, spent his final 17 years in Foster City. He is survived by his Wife: Geraldine Johnson;...
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Rosalind Ann Bortolin

October 18, 1927 - February 2, 2016

Rosalind passed away at home after a long illness. She was surrounded by family and friends when God called her home. Born in San Francisco to John Venturelli and Nancy (Moreci) Venturelli. Moved to San Mateo in the 1930's. Survived by her son, Robert; sister, Gloria Burr (John); brothers and sisters-in-law, Ian (Scotty) Paterson, Cindy Venturelli, Lindo Bortolin & Violet Bortolin; and many...
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Jane Y. Wu

November 12, 1914 - February 1, 2016


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Nicolas Rodriguez

August 28, 1935 - February 1, 2016

Born in La Barca, Jalisco, Mexico on August 28, 1935, Nicolas was the oldest of six children. His passion for the Catholic Church began at an early age and he served as a church attendant and lead fundraising efforts to build the church of San Juan Bosco that is a communal and cultural center thriving to this day. He studied accounting at the local college 'Academia Occidental de La Barca'...
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Joan Condon Paul

December 13, 1941 - January 31, 2016

Passed away on January 31, 2016 at her home in San Mateo, California at the age of 74. Joan was preceded in death by her loving and supportive parents, Colonel John F. Condon and Mrs. Betty H. Condon of San Mateo. Colonel Condon served as Mayor of San Mateo for several terms. Joan is survived by her sister, Barbara Sonsini and her niece, Alison Sonsini Turner, who lives in San Francisco,...
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Anthony Joseph Rizzo

September 21, 1941 - January 29, 2016

Anthony "Tony" Rizzo of San Mateo, CA passed away at home surrounded by his son Jeffrey and daughter-in-law Angela on Jan. 29, 2016. Tony was born on Sep. 21, 1941 in Brooklyn, New York. He graduated from Hillsdale High School in 1959. Tony is survived by his sons: Joseph Rizzo of Sonora, CA & Jeffrey Rizzo; daughter-in-law: Angela Rizzo; grandsons: Jeffrey Rizzo II, Max & Anthony Rizzo of...
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Lorraine C. Hoo

September 2, 1925 - January 18, 2016


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Arthur J. Sullivan

October 23, 1920 - January 17, 2016

Born to Michael James and Ethel Cook Sullivan in Boston, Massachusetts. Brother to Robert, Edward, John, Ethyl, Paul and David. Survived by his special friend, Dr. James P. Laumond and a large extended family: the Palladinos' and the Laumonds' of San Mateo, and the Macdonalds' of San Carlos. Arthur spoke and wrote seven languages, including Latin and Greek. For this reason, he was drafted...
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Eleni Ellenikiotis

March 21, 1935 - January 15, 2016

Eleni Ellenikiotis, a proud wife, mother, grandmother (Yiayia), and great grandmother, passed away Friday, January 15, 2016 at 80 years of age. She leaves behind her loving husband, Yianni Ellenikiotis, her daughter, Pauline Alevizos, her son-in-law Tim Alevizos, her two sons Anthony Ellenikiotis and Jim Ellenikiotis, her seven grandchildren, Kate Alevizos-Ramacciotti, Eleni Alevizos, Eleni...
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Dona Lou Cleveland

November 1, 1930 - January 14, 2016

Dona Lou Cleveland, 85, of Burlingame, California, passed away on January 14, 2016 peacefully in her home with her family by her side. Dona was married to Grover Cleveland, Jr. on March 30, 1957. They were married for almost 59 years. The world was a brighter place for everyone who knew Dona. Her warmth and love for people and pets was enchanting and she walked closely with her Lord, Jesus....
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Alexander J. Koliopoulos

September 24, 1923 - January 13, 2016

Passed away peacefully, January 13, 2016, at Palo Alto VA Hospital, family beside him, at age 92. Born September 24, 1923, Hanford, California, he relocated to San Francisco. While attending Commerce High, Dad, played soccer and was proud of his All City Championship. Dad was a passionate sportsman, loved the Giants, 49rs, and Warriors calling the plays from his chair and correcting officials...
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Clarence Julio Gagliani

August 23, 1918 - January 11, 2016

Clarence Gagliani passed away at the age of 97, from natural causes at his home in San Mateo surrounded by family. He grew up in South San Francisco and spent summers in the pear orchards of Placerville and shores of Lake Tahoe. He was a World War II veteran and serving his country was one of his greatest accomplishments other than being a loyal and loving husband, father and grandfather. ...
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Sheung Ling Quan

October 16, 1921 - January 11, 2016

Sheung Ling was born on Oct 16, 1921 and passed away peacefully in her sleep after a brief battle with tongue carcinoma on Jan 11, 2016. She was a resident of Foster City since 1975. She was survived by 3 children, Betsy, Douglas and William, son in law Tony, daughter in law, Livia, and 4 grandchildren, Audrey and Lauren; Stephanie and Kyle. Funeral service is set for Jan 23, 2016, Sat at 10:45a...
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Jeni Ostroska

November 3, 1926 - January 9, 2016


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Jose Dolores "Lolo" Barajas

January 20, 1952 - January 8, 2016

Jose "Lolo" Dolores Barajas, 63, of Sparks, Nevada, passed away, Friday, January 8th, 2016. Lolo was born January 20, 1952 in Loreto, La Barca, Jalisco Mexico to Jesus and Teresa (Pantoja) Barajas. He emigrated to the U.S. at the age of 13, worked hard and became a resident of the United States. In August of 1978 he found his love, Leticia Hernandez, whom he married on January 25, 1985. Lolo...
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Patricia Jane Corcoran

January 20, 1932 - January 6, 2016

Patricia J. Corcoran died peacefully on January 6, 2016 of natural causes at Mills Peninsula Hospital. Pat was born in Buffalo, NY on January 20, 1932 to Geneva Ellen Keller and William George Krueger. A longtime resident of California, she was the Director of Physical Therapy at Palo Alto Medical Clinic where she was well respected by her peers. She went on to become a licensed marriage and...
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Hector Garcia

February 23, 1931 - January 5, 2016

Hector Garcia died peacefully at his home on January 5, 2016 in San Mateo, CA at the age of 84. He was born on February 23, 1931 in San Francisco, CA to Julius and Ernestine Garcia. He married Gloria Shaffer, his high school sweetheart in 1948 and together they raised three daughters. Hector was a San Francisco Firefighter for 25 years and retired as a Chief's Operator. He loved his profession...
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Lucille Martin Bartson

July 15, 1925 - January 4, 2016

Mrs. Lucille (Lucy) Bartson (née Martin) died peacefully at home in San Mateo on Jan. 4, 2016 at the age of 90. Lucy is survived by her five children, Andrew Bartson and Jeanie Bartson of San Mateo, Mark Bartson of Sacramento, Mary Rowntree of Marysville and Beth Bartson of Richmond; 6 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren. She is survived by her sisters JoAnn Dinslage, Frances Theis, and brother...
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Nancy Elizabeth Davis

December 11, 1962 - January 3, 2016


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Rosa Toxcon

September 4, 1944 - January 2, 2016


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Revelia C. Hall

March 30, 1931 - January 1, 2016

Revelia Curtis Hall was born on March 30, 1931 in Terrell, Texas. She was the sixth of seven children born to the union of James Carson and Bertha Margaret Patterson Carson. Her brothers, Charlton and Rothell, sisters, Della Maurice Green, Herby Dean Dawkins and Bernetha Alexander and her parents, preceded her in death. The family attended Bethlehem Baptist Church, where Revelia sang in the...
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Michelle Henriette Caugant

February 21, 1947 - December 31, 2015

Michelle Henriette Caugant, aged 68, died on December 31, 2015 at home, after a long struggle with a rare neurological disorder. Michelle was born February 21, 1947, in Paris, France, the daughter of Henri and Fernande Caugant. With her family, she moved to San Francisco, California in 1958. Michelle thoroughly enjoyed the outdoors. She loved hiking, bicycling, skiing and walking on the beach....
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John Maridakis

July 2, 1963 - December 30, 2015

John was born in Ambridge, PA on July 2, 1963. He moved to San Mateo at the age of one. He graduated from Hillsdale High School and was employed at Lucky Stores for 25 years. Survived by his parents, Alex & Jean; brothers Nick (Nat) & Anthony; nephew Title; niece Monica (Tito) Alvarez; grandnieces Nikki & Natalia; numerous uncles, aunts and cousins. Friends are invited to attend...
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Barbara Jean Groves

September 6, 1940 - December 29, 2015


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Chiyoko Grace Fukumoto

June 23, 1914 - December 28, 2015


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Eleftheria Peiou

May 20, 1942 - December 27, 2015

Eleftheria Ignatidou was born in Rymnio, Greece in 1942. Because records were lost during World War II, the precise date is unknown. She spent her youth in rural Greece; her formal schooling ended when she graduated from elementary school, after which she worked in the fields on her family's farm. As an adult she married Antonios Peios and they moved to the city of Veria when their daughters...
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Harold Bowyer

October 11, 1928 - December 26, 2015

Harold (Tim) Bowyer passed away on December 26 after a lengthy illness. Born in England in 1928, Harold immigrated to British Columbia, Canada in 1952 to work in Kimano on a large hydroelectric job. In 1954 he vacationed in San Francisco, liking the weather so much he decided to make the Bay Area his home and later became a citizen of the United States in 1958. He was always proud to be an...
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Ella Louise Phillips

January 24, 1925 - December 25, 2015


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Emma Ree Cleveland

June 27, 1927 - December 23, 2015

Emma Ree Cleveland, 88, a resident of San Mateo, CA, formerly of Olivehurst, CA, died peacefully at home Wednesday, December 23, 2015. She was born June 27, 1927 in Davidson, Oklahoma to Tona Elza and Ola Ree (Hefner) Mathis. She married Elvin Edgar Cleveland June 11, 1945 and the couple moved to Scotia, CA before settling in Olivehurst, CA where Emma was a Head Cook with the Marysville Joint...
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Martha O'Rourke Kolar

October 4, 1927 - December 23, 2015

Martha passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family. Martha Jean Smart was born in Dallas, Texas and moved to California in 1945 where she worked as a model for I. Magnin in San Francisco. It was there she met the love of her life, John O'Rourke ("Joe" to family and friends.) She always said that she was Smart before she got married, but she was smarter when she married Joe! at...
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Jane Elizabeth Marshall

April 14, 1919 - December 23, 2015

Jane Elizabeth Marshall, age 96, passed away on December 23, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Jack Marshall, son, John Mark Marshall, and daughter, Margaret Malone. She is survived by her daughter, Dr. Maureen Marshall of Seattle. One of 10 siblings, she was raised on a farm in Iowa and after marriage, lived most of her life in San Mateo where her husband was a...
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Ty Tekawa

December 8, 1935 - December 16, 2015

Tamotsu Ty Tekawa passed away peacefully on December 16, 2015. Ty was born on December 8, 1935 in Yuba City, CA. During WWII Ty and his family were sent to Tule Lake and Amache internment camps. In 1948, after 4 years in Rockford, IL, Ty and his family came back to California. Aside from his 4 years in the Air Force, Ty would make San Mateo his home. Ty was a Professional Transportation...
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James Wesley Ridgeway

November 3, 1931 - December 16, 2015

A Funeral Mass for Jim W. Ridgeway will be celebrated Friday, January 8, 2016 at 2:00 PM at St. Gregory Catholic Church in San Mateo. A dentist, Dr. Ridgeway passed away with his family by his side on December 16, 2015. He was 84. A native Californian born in Long Beach, Dr. Ridgeway lived and practiced dentistry in San Mateo County for over 55 years. He was a graduate of the...
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Rita Marie Carlson

November 5, 1933 - December 15, 2015

Rita Marie Carlson (nee Ostmyer) died on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 in San Mateo, California after a brief illness. She was 82 years old. Rita was born on November 5, 1933 in Sioux City, Iowa. Rita married James Albert Carlson (deceased) on February 3, 1951 in Sioux City. A long time Foster City resident, Rita was a Realtor and also was a member of the Womens League of Voters devoting years of...
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Katherine Mary Landucci

October 10, 1914 - December 15, 2015

Kay peacefully passed in her sleep on Dec. 15, 2015, at the age of 101. A native San Franciscan, she was raised in Daly City and lived in San Mateo since 1951. Beloved mother of Albert OJ Landucci and Joyce and Leo J. Burns; adored grandmother of Michael and Denise Burns, BethKay and Ron Freeman; cherished "GGmom" of Joshua, Jacquelyn and Jessica Freeman and Dylan and Kayla Burns; aunt of many...
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Savina Waldvogel

November 18, 1915 - December 14, 2015

Savina Waldvogel died peacefully at her home in San Mateo on December 14, 2015, weeks after celebrating her 100th birthday with over 70 family members and close friends. Beloved wife of the late Frank Waldvogel, devoted mother of Carolyn Gerst (the late Cliff) and Robert Waldvogel (Jean). Cherished grandmother of Debbie Inferrera (Domenic), Linda Callegari, Laurie Gerst, Kristine Robinson ...
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James Kenneth Castile

September 18, 1952 - December 11, 2015

James K. Castile passed away in Palo Alto on Dec. 11, 2015 after a lengthy illness. Jim was born in Detroit, MI on Sep. 18, 1952. A U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran, he lived in Belmont and later moved to Placer County. Jim is survived by his mother Margaret; son Anthony; sisters Cheryl (Kenneth) & Karen (Robin); brother Stephen (Lucy); nieces Kristen, Christina & Kelly; nephews Jacob & Eric. A...
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Thomas Bradley Freeman

November 5, 1925 - December 10, 2015


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Rita Virginia (Bosio) Balliet

March 15, 1928 - December 10, 2015

Rita Virginia (Bosio) Balliet was born on March 15, 1928 in San Francisco and died peacefully at the age of 87 on December 10, 2015. Rita was the daughter of the late Bernice & Fred Bosio and predeceased by her adored sister, Barbara Jean Bosio. The loving wife of over 50 years to the late Robert Balliet, she is survived by her loving children, Rob (Lisa) Balliet; Martin Balliet, Denise (Steve...
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Philip Lance Beaven

September 28, 1943 - December 7, 2015


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Vladimir Zacharkiewicz

October 27, 1935 - December 5, 2015

Our loved Vladimir Zacharkiewicz left us on Saturday, Dec 5th to be with the Lord. His memory is going to be forever with us in each moment of our lives. The Love he gave us left the seeds that has fructified in each person who had the happiness of meeting him.
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Doris Leona Axen

February 4, 1922 - December 4, 2015

Doris was born on February 4, 1922 and passed away on December 4, 2015. Doris was a resident of San Mateo
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