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Shirley Hort

June 18, 1924 - June 28, 2015


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Mei Hoh Jew

January 4, 1940 - June 24, 2015

Mei was a wonderful mother, grandmother, wife and friend. She especially enjoyed the company of her grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and her cat Mao Mao. Mei was known for her kindness and generosity and will be dearly missed.
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Willie Dean Banks

August 12, 1922 - June 20, 2015


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Jane Anne Sooy

October 6, 1948 - June 20, 2015


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Lina Michi Coruccini

August 15, 1938 - June 18, 2015

Lina was born Aug. 15, 1938 in Chiesina Uzzanese, Lucca Italy. After surviving the war, she came to San Jose at the age of 13, and met her future husband Bob. After graduating from Campell High School, she attended Beauty College and married Bob Coruccini. Lina's first love was her family. She was married to her loving husband Bob, her daughters Lisa Root with daughters Alexandra and...
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Richard James Bird

April 1, 1956 - June 17, 2015

Richard James Bird died unexpectedly in Loomis Ca. on June 17th. Richard was born April 1st 1956 in Lodi Ca. the 1st child for Jim and Bea Bird who passed in 2010. Rich is survived by his brother Dennis Bird and his sister in law Kathleen, nephews Brett, Kevin, Eric. Rich loved boating with his partner in life A.J. an Australian shepherd who was always by his side, he also was a Giants and 49er...
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Arturo Hernan Picon-Ruiz

November 23, 1917 - June 17, 2015


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Albert Kazuichi Mamiya

January 1, 1922 - June 15, 2015


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Norma Ester Nocito

July 26, 1951 - June 14, 2015


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Justine Frances Del Canizo

March 23, 1941 - June 14, 2015


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Jane Miyako Sakai

April 1, 1918 - June 13, 2015

Peacefully entered into rest on June 13, 2015, in San Mateo, CA, at the age of 97. She was preceded in death by her husband, Yutaka Frank Sakai. Jane is survived by her children; Tom, Donald (Molly), Robert and Susan Fujikawa (Dave). Loving grandmother to Ryan (Khanh), Mark (Gina), Darren (Courtney) Fujikawa, Corey Sakai and Stacy Sakai. Great-grandmother to Tyson, Kira, Emily and Avery...
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Salote Vaenuku

November 6, 1943 - June 13, 2015


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Ramanlal D. Patel

December 15, 1934 - June 12, 2015


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Atapo Ioane Pua'auli

September 1, 1991 - June 11, 2015


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Miguel (Michael) Angel Aguilar

June 28, 1964 - June 8, 2015

Passed away peacefully and surrounded by loved ones in his home on Monday June 08, 2015 after a short but courageous battle with cancer. Michael was the loving son of Deacon Angel Aguilar of St. Timothy's Catholic Church and his late wife Maria de los Angeles Aguilar. He was the loving brother of Sergio Aguilar and his wife Kim, Raul Aguilar, Luis Aguilar and his wife Carol, the late Rosemary ...
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Ibrahim Elias Yacoub

August 15, 1924 - June 7, 2015


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Caesar Apigo Yoro

October 23, 1948 - June 1, 2015

Caesar Apigo Yoro was born on October 23rd, 1948 in Klamath Falls, OR to Pacita Apigo Yoro and Nicomedes Tumbaga Yoro and passed away on June 1st, 2015 in San Mateo, CA. Caesar is survived by his three younger brothers, Raymond Yoro, Nick Yoro, and Nelson Yoro and his two nieces and nephew, Irene Nicole Yoro, Marinel Yoro, and Nicolas Yoro.
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Sally Lewis Ganz

December 4, 1926 - May 29, 2015


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Georgia Tsismenakis

July 18, 1923 - May 24, 2015

My Mother, Georgia Tsismenaks was born on July 18, 1923 in the small village of Plativola in Chania, Creta Greece. She was daughter of Georgios and Eleni (Tsakirakis) Kotsifakis, the oldest of six siblings. Mom grew up during very difficult times. In 1940 at the start of World War II she was 17 years old. The German raids were the norm of the day. My grandfather was in the front lines...
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Edward Aguirre

September 14, 1929 - May 22, 2015

Edward Aguirre, former United States Commissioner of Education appointed by President Gerald R. Ford and confirmed by the U.S. Senate, passed away in his sleep on May 25, following a combination of health reversals. He is survived by his son John, his wife Cherry, his daughter-in-law Linda, and his grandchildren Jennifer and Kimberly Aguirre, Adam, Peter and Caitlyn Owens. He was preceded in...
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Lawrence Peter Vernazza

August 8, 1923 - May 20, 2015

Lawrence Peter Vernazza was born 1923 in San Bruno to parents Giovanni Vernazza and Renee Abbott passed away at his home Wednesday May 20, 2015. Lawrence is survived by his wife, Edele; and his children; Linda and her husband Hice, Jim and his wife Ellen, Dean and his wife Joanne and Pete and his wife Tonja. Grandchildren Michael, Danny, Monica, Ashley (their mother Renee Vernazza), Cora,...
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Harry Constantine Curusis

December 12, 1923 - May 17, 2015

Harry Constantine Curusis was born on December 12, 1923 and passed away peacefully on May 17, 2015. Truly a man of the Greatest Generation, his zest for life and determination started as a young boy growing up on a ranch in Colma during the Depression. Harry was the son of Gus and Stella Curusis who immigrated from Greece. After graduating from Jefferson High School in Daly City, he received...
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Susan Louise Lawton

October 9, 1941 - May 16, 2015

Susan Louise Trowbridge Lawton was born on October 9th, 1941, in Fullerton, California. She was predeceased by her parents, Roy and Alice Trowbridge, and her eldest son, John Nightingale Lawton III. She was a wonderful cook and a gifted homemaker. She had excellent taste and grew gorgeous roses, camellias, and orchids. She enjoyed reading. Animals loved and trusted her. She was often seen...
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William Simon Drieslein

May 24, 1924 - May 14, 2015

• Born in Chicago, Illinois on 5/24/1924 to parents. Fred Drieslein and Anna Meyer, who immigrated from Germany. Sister, Sophie Anderschat, and brother, Fritz, both predeceased him. • Attended elementary schools in Chicago, Illinois; Grand Canyon, Arizona; San Jose, California; San Francisco, California • Left Mission High School, San Francisco in 1940 to become a soldier in the 250th...
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Jon Anzai

October 6, 1930 - May 14, 2015


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Joan Donovan Daschbach

May 5, 1928 - May 12, 2015

Joan Donovan Daschbach passed away peacefully in San Mateo CA on 12 May 2015 a week after her 87th birthday with her son John at her side. She succumbed to complications from a retinal melanoma. Joan, born 5 May 1928 in San Marino CA to John Lyle Donovan and Elsie McPherson, moved to Mexico in 1940 where she lived until returning to Occidental College. After teaching in Germany she taught...
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Gangaben Ambalal Patel

November 14, 1933 - May 8, 2015


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Sun Yuk Tong

September 11, 1930 - May 7, 2015


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Anastacia S. Co

May 9, 1923 - May 7, 2015


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Ina Elizabeth (Burdick) Ewers

May 23, 1915 - May 2, 2015

Ina E. Ewers passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, May 2, 2015, only three weeks before her 100th birthday. Ina was born in Meeker, Colorado, and was the 9th of 12 children born to John Vernon and Elizabeth Burdick. She lived a wonderful life growing up on their ranch. She graduated from Meeker High School in 1933 and then attended Beauty School before starting her career as a...
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Agnes Stewart

May 1, 2015

Agnes Stewart, 92, of San Mateo, California passed away May 1, 2015. Beloved wife of Walter F. Stewart. Loving mother of Michael, Renee, Buzz, Karen, John and Stephen Stewart. Devoted grandmother of Nicole, Sarah, Daniel, Jason, Brieanna, Carmen, Sarah, Emily and Julia. Great-grandson of Madeline and Jacob. Friends are invited to a reception on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 between 1:00-3:00 p.m....
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Harry Wing Tong

April 28, 2015

Harry W. Tong of Foster City passed away April 28, 2015. He was born February 1934 in Toisan, China, the youngest son of Koon Hai Tong and Ting Lit Tong. He was educated at Von Steuben High School and Wilson City Junior College in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Tong later received his Bachelors in Business Administration and his Masters in Accounting degrees from Roosevelt University. He obtained his...
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Louisa Gilvere Williams

August 6, 1913 - April 26, 2015

Louisa Gilvere Williams, a native of San Francisco, was born on August 6, 1913 and entered eternal life on April 26, 2015, at the age of 101. Lou's life was one of service to others and a joy in living. She was the daughter of John and Edith Gilvere. Lou had one brother, John and one sister, Emmeline. Both girls went on to become schoolteachers. After graduating from San Francisco...
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Sharalyn Sue Spiteri

February 10, 1933 - April 25, 2015


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Leticia Diaz Parayo

August 18, 1937 - April 24, 2015

Leticia Diaz Parayo August 18, 1937 - April 24, 2015 Leticia Diaz Parayo also known as "Tish" or "Lety" by family and friends passed away peacefully on April 24, 2015 at home. She was born August 18, 1937 in Goa, Camarines Sur, Philippines to Francisco Diaz and Divina Socorro. She married Macario "Mac" Combate Parayo March 1, 1958 in San Juan, Rizal, Philippines. They moved to Guam and...
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Pat O'Neil

January 21, 1921 - April 23, 2015

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

November 11, 1931 - April 22, 2015

Sully passed away in the presence of his family at home on April 22nd. He lived in San Mateo and previously was from Rochester, NY. He is survived by his fiancé Jeanne Underwood, sons Robert, William & Terence; daughter Patricia and Louise (predeceased); grandsons Ryan & Shane, and 3 sisters and a brother. Graduate of Cornell Hotel School 1953, entrepreneur, hotel developer and...
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Catherine Boyar

September 1, 1916 - April 20, 2015


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Irvin Francis Beltrame

April 8, 1931 - April 19, 2015

Irvin Francis Beltrame, 84, passed away on April 19 at home in the presence of his family. Born in Visalia, CA he was raised in San Francisco. He married Kathleen Valentine on July 30, 1960. He was pre-deceased by his daughter Anne. He is survived by his wife Kathleen, his sons Val Beltrame (Raiina Belland) of San Francisco, Perry Beltrame (Anne Strong) of Creede, CO, sisters Norma...
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Ann Williams

October 12, 1921 - April 14, 2015


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Raymond Chang

November 9, 1938 - April 13, 2015


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Betty Diggins

February 7, 1958 - April 13, 2015

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

April 10, 1938 - April 9, 2015

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

November 23, 1933 - April 4, 2015

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

October 3, 1923 - April 4, 2015


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Leslie Alan Williams

August 9, 1919 - March 31, 2015

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

June 1, 1919 - March 31, 2015


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Gregory John Stahler

June 23, 1972 - March 26, 2015


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Mary E. McCleary

June 8, 1943 - March 25, 2015

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

May 11, 1955 - March 25, 2015

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

February 6, 1914 - March 24, 2015

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

September 4, 1956 - March 21, 2015

Julie Dawn Hartman 09/04/1956 – 03/21/2015 Julie Dawn Hartman passed away in her sleep on March 21, 2015 due to congestive heart failure and complications with COPD. Although she was battling numerous critical health issues in the past few months, she remained brave, strong and independent, in the same fashion she lived her life. Julie was born and raised in San Mateo, CA. She attended...
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Tom (Kam) Kamifuji

August 29, 1922 - March 20, 2015


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Ann B. Albert

July 26, 1917 - March 19, 2015

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

March 30, 1922 - March 18, 2015

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

May 29, 1950 - March 18, 2015

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

December 22, 1941 - March 17, 2015


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Rena Esther Tomlin

May 7, 1921 - March 16, 2015

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

July 30, 1922 - March 16, 2015

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

August 7, 1932 - March 14, 2015

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

July 6, 1966 - March 14, 2015

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

July 7, 1914 - March 11, 2015

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

February 25, 1965 - March 11, 2015


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Jerome (Jerry) Kolodzik

November 27, 1929 - March 10, 2015

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

August 30, 1952 - March 8, 2015

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

April 2, 1933 - March 6, 2015

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

January 12, 1925 - March 4, 2015

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

January 24, 1916 - March 4, 2015

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

June 17, 1958 - March 4, 2015

Beatriz sera extranada por toda su familia.
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Patricia Jo Yoxsimer

November 14, 1928 - February 27, 2015

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

January 14, 1924 - February 26, 2015

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

March 9, 1942 - February 26, 2015

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

July 12, 1930 - February 17, 2015


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Margaret Ann Strandoo

October 23, 1936 - February 17, 2015

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

July 6, 1919 - February 11, 2015

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

July 20, 1927 - February 10, 2015

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

October 12, 1920 - February 10, 2015

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

June 6, 1950 - February 10, 2015


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Joseph S. Glenn, Jr.

November 12, 1943 - February 8, 2015

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

September 10, 1951 - February 8, 2015

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

March 5, 1923 - February 2, 2015

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

July 21, 1927 - February 2, 2015

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

September 4, 1949 - January 31, 2015

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

November 5, 1923 - January 31, 2015


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Alton G. Sneler

August 28, 1932 - January 30, 2015

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

November 2, 1939 - January 30, 2015

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

June 4, 1921 - January 29, 2015

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

August 14, 1935 - January 29, 2015


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Mary C. St. Clair

August 23, 1922 - January 26, 2015

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

September 10, 1915 - January 26, 2015

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

July 15, 1938 - January 25, 2015


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Martha Pavsidis

June 29, 1923 - January 24, 2015


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Ellen L. Ching

March 23, 1927 - January 22, 2015

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

August 11, 1920 - January 22, 2015

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

February 10, 1951 - January 21, 2015

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

June 28, 1967 - January 21, 2015


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Marie Francoise Pellizzon

December 22, 1920 - January 20, 2015

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

May 11, 1926 - January 17, 2015

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

April 3, 1934 - January 17, 2015

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

February 3, 1922 - January 16, 2015


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