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Patricia Alexander Kauffman

March 8, 1924 - August 25, 2016

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Oliver Wesson

August 4, 1918 - August 25, 2016

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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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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

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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. Doris is survived by her husband of nine years Jack A. Cavallero, brother John Beckman and three granddaughters: Amanda, Ashleigh and Alexandria Etzel. Donations may be made to Kaiser Hospice in Redwood City, California. A special thank you to...
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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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Dorothy Mae Wesson

December 4, 1925 - July 7, 2016

Dorothy Mae Wesson passed away peacefully in San Mateo, CA on July 7, 2016. She loved God, her family, the arts (music and theater) and entertaining. She is remembered warmly by her friends and family as having a strong will, good sense of humor, compassion and commitment to empowering others. She was one of 10 children of the late Granville and Elouise Tyler Hamilton. In the early 1940s,...
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Melissa Marie Shea

September 24, 1963 - July 6, 2016

Melissa Marie Shea passed away peacefully on July 6, 2016. She was born in San Francisco, CA and moved to San Mateo, CA. Graduated from Aragon High School (San Mateo) and attended California State University (Chico) where she attained a B.S. degree in Business Administration in 1994. Later that year, she started a successful company named "Customized Accounting Services" where she continued to...
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Gina Mary Lema

July 19, 1920 - July 5, 2016

Gina M. Lema passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 5th at home surrounded by her family. She will be missed by all whose lives she touched. Gina was born to Antonio and Erma Lombardi in South San Francisco where she lived until moving to San Mateo in 2002. She was employed by and retired from the South San Francisco School District where she worked as a cook in school cafeterias. She...
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Rogelia Gomez

September 16, 1953 - July 4, 2016

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Maria Eduarda Couto

April 16, 1944 - July 3, 2016

Our loving mother, sister and grandmother Maria Eduarda Couto passed away on July 3, 2016. Maria was born on April 16, 1944 on the island of San Miguel in the Azores, Portugal. She was a resident of San Mateo, California for 50 years. Maria raised 3 children Diane, Roger, and Jennifer with her husband Joe who passed away in 1985. She leaves behind her four grandchildren Dylan, Lucas,...
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Jacqueline Laurie Gorzoch

April 29, 1942 - June 25, 2016

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Rosemary Cornelissens Healy

July 23, 1926 - June 24, 2016

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Enzo Peter Gasparini

October 4, 1920 - June 22, 2016

Born in Modena (Northern Italy) in 1920, Enzo attended schools and graduated in Accounting & Business Administration. Drafted into the Italian Army in 1940, participated in the "African Campaign" until captured by "The French Foreign Legion" in 1943. Spent 2.5 years in prisoner of war camps, of which 1.5 years were in the U.S. Returned to Italy on 1946 where he resumed his studies at the...
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Myra Cyntelia Rountree

June 21, 1949 - June 21, 2016

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Teresa Jimenez

September 29, 1954 - June 20, 2016

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James R. Crutchfield

December 21, 1942 - June 20, 2016

In lieu of flowers, the Family has requested memorial contributions be made to Kaiser Hospice, 900 Veterans Blvd. Suite 400, Redwood City, CA 94063.
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Christopher John Durand

February 10, 1951 - June 18, 2016

Christopher Durand passed away June 18; despite his illness, he lived his life brimming with joy, fun and the call of the great outdoors until shortly before his passing. Chris was in love with flying since a small boy and spent a career in the wild blue yonder, capping his career as a captain for American Airlines. His life was typically in high gear, spending his leisure time enjoying long...
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Dominic Wu

July 28, 1942 - June 18, 2016

Dominic Wu was born in Macau on July 28, 1942. He was baptized and raised in a Catholic family. He left his hometown for further education in Taiwan, where he got his Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics and Electrical Engineering. At university he met his future wife, Christina, with whom he was married for 47 years. The couple lived in Hong Kong with their children, Ephrem and Angela,...
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Lauri Elizabeth Lenahan

November 27, 1966 - June 17, 2016

Lauri was born in Omaha Nebraska, the oldest of three siblings. A trained veterinary technician, she specialized in emergency critical care for all animals from draft horses to tiny turtles. In addition to veterinary medicine, she was the Office Manager for her father's medical practice for many years. Lauri is survived by her husband Desmond, parents Cari and Jack, sister Denise and brother...
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Whirl Lee Gray

April 18, 1954 - June 13, 2016

Whirl Lee Gray was born on April 18, 1954 in San Francisco CA to William & Mary Ophelia Gray both preceded him in death. As a child, his father William would take Whirl to Kezar Stadium to watch the Bay Area Bombers Roller Derby matches. At this young age Whirl knew he wanted to join in on the fun and skate professionally with the Bay Area Bombers. He later went on to live with one of his...
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Katherine Darlene Rutland-Barnes

May 13, 1956 - June 11, 2016

Katherine Darlene Rutland, born May 13, 1956, was the fifth child of Samuel P. Rutland, Sr. and Inez Thomas Rutland. Through the years family members expressed happiness and surPRIZE as they remembered the proud parents finally welcoming a beautiful baby girl after 14 years of parenting four strong willed boys. It was mentioned that a certain brother was not happy because he wanted a baby brother...
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Michael "Mickey" Darata

October 4, 1924 - June 10, 2016

Mickey Darata, loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend passed away peacefully at the age of 91 ½ on Friday, June 10th. Viewing begins at 5:00pm and Vigil following at 7:00pm on Thursday, June 16, at Sneider & Sullivan & O'Connell's Funeral Home, 977 S. El Camino Real, San Mateo. Funeral Mass will be on Friday, June 17th, at 10:30am at St. Gregory's Catholic Church,...
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Aurora Evelina Bini

January 7, 1927 - June 9, 2016

Passed away peacefully on June 9, 2016. Beloved wife of the late Louis John Bini, adored mother of Gene Foschi, Diane Ellis (husband William Ellis) Julie Bini-Carter and Joe Bini (wife Maya Hawke). Devoted grandma of Jennifer Ellis (husband Jeff Buenrostro), Robert Foschi (wife Joan Foschi), Sarah Ellis, Bryan Ellis (wife Erica Ellis), and Elia Bini, and great-grandchildren Ella Ellis and Juliet...
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William Joseph Armento

January 4, 1915 - June 8, 2016

William Joseph Armento, 101 years old, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side. Born in an apartment in New York City to Italian immigrants Joseph and Josephine Grassi Armento, Guglielmo (William) Rocco, was the third of seven children and the second of two boys. He was named for Guglielmo Marconi, the inventor of the wireless, whom his father admired. Around age 13 he changed...
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Steven Max Ranghiasci

April 27, 1955 - June 6, 2016

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Lorrayne Alyce Morsello

August 28, 1926 - May 28, 2016

Lorrayne Alyce Navarret was born on August 28, 1926 in San Francisco, California. Her loving parents were Paul Navarret and Evelyn Tiernan. Lorrayne was the fifth of seven children, six girls and one boy. Her sisters and brother are Evelyn, Paul, Lois, Rita, Norma and Gloria. Their family grew up on Army Street in San Francisco, and they later moved to Peralta Street, also in the City. ...
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Linda K. Largent

August 9, 1967 - May 23, 2016

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Tevita Heimuli

July 26, 1931 - May 18, 2016

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Barbara Jean (Scammon) Murray

October 20, 1931 - May 18, 2016

Barbara Jean (Scammon) Murray passed away peacefully in her home at the age of 84 in Belmont, CA where she resided since 1975. Born in San Francisco to Hazel Harriet (Charcho) & Frank A. Scammon. She is preceded in death by her husband of 44 years Richard A. Murray Sr., son Richard A. (Vickie) Murray Jr. and brother Lawrence R. Scammon. She is survived by her children; Linda M. (Richard) Hagarty...
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Denise Marie Fitzgerald

December 23, 1931 - May 17, 2016

Denise Fitzgerald, a longtime resident of the San Mateo community died on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, in the comfort of her home at the age of 84. She loved being a member of St. Gregory Catholic Church where she taught CCD for over 30 years. She loved music, gardening and having parties! She is survived by 5 children, 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at...
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Irene Ansell

April 15, 1926 - May 16, 2016

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Richard Peter Zanette

March 14, 1940 - May 15, 2016

Richard passed away on May 15, 2016 in Brentwood, CA. Beloved father of David Zanette; loving grandfather of Michel Carlini, Alicia, Amanda and Julia Zanette; dear son of the late Giovanni and Emilia Zanette; also survived by Sonia De Silva and several cousins. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10AM on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 1 Notre Dame Ave., San Mateo, CA...
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Christy Joy Wiebe

April 9, 1973 - May 10, 2016

Christy Joy Wiebe passed away on May 10, 2016 in San Pablo, California. She was born on April 9, 1973 in Ontario, Canada. Less than a year later, her family moved to British Columbia, where she lived her early years. Early on, Christy developed a fondness for animals, especially horses. She took riding lessons at the age of ten and never stopped riding after that. Christy attended college in...
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Mary Louise Herrera

February 16, 1931 - May 10, 2016

Mary Louise Herrera passed away at her home in Burlingame, Ca at 9pm, May 10, 2016 at the age of 85. Mary is predeceased by her mother Herlinda Jasso, Father Rodolfo Jasso, brothers Gilbert and Robert Jasso, nephews Lonnie and Bobby Jasso. Mary is survived by her half-sister Chevlea Vega, her loving husband of sixty-six years Everett Lozano Herrera. Mary and Everett were married in Corpus...
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Beatrice Allene Henderson

July 7, 1940 - May 8, 2016

Beatrice "BB" Henderson was born to Charles and Irene Smith in Alderson, Oklahoma. She married Joseph Henderson and they had one son Michael Henderson who preceded her in death. Survived by her husband Joseph Henderson; siblings Vernal Smith, Gregory Smith & Linda Smith; and her best friend and cousin Almalene Ferguson. She was deeply committed to helping others. She spent 25 years as a nurse...
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Ronald M. Kirton

February 1, 1944 - May 7, 2016

Ronnie Kirton was born in Glasgow, Scotland on February 1, 1944 to Ronnie and Nan Kirton. In 1962, at the age of 18, he joined the British Parachute regiment as a volunteer. He also married his wife Margret Kirton. They had two children, Pauline and Stuart. In 1968, Ronnie was offered a machinist position with United Airlines and on February 21st, he and his family immigrated to the United States...
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Ann Sebastiana Garcia

September 3, 1934 - May 5, 2016

Ann Sebastiana Garcia, age 81, died peacefully on May 5, 2016. Ann was born September 3, 1934 in Augusta, Italy, daughter of Carmelo and Gaetana Mirabella. Ann was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She enjoyed spending time with her family, was an excellent cook, skilled gardener (especially growing tomatoes) and an expert seamstress. She learned to sew in Italy and brought...
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Joseph W. Niederreiter

August 1, 1949 - May 4, 2016

Joseph Niederreiter, a San Mateo native, died peacefully May 4. Joe was the loving son of the late Louise and Carl Niederreiter. He is survived by brothers Bud and Paul Niederreiter and sisters Lavon Rose, Pat Rugg, and Marce Weber and 11 nieces and nephews. He attended St Mathews Elementary School. While attending Aragon High School, he enjoyed working with the football team as the equipment...
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Jasper Campagna

February 16, 1924 - May 1, 2016

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Cynthia Lynn Chun Lum

December 18, 1943 - April 29, 2016

Cynthia Chun Lum, 72, of Foster City, CA passed away on April 29, 2016. She was born on December 18, 1943 to Peter and Muriel Toy. She was raised in Stockton, CA and previously resided in Fremont, CA. She worked as an Elementary School Teacher for the Fremont Unified School District from 1988-2006 and was awarded Teacher of the Year in Alameda County from 1996-1997. She was also a 2x recipient...
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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

Sachi passed away April 24, 2016 at her home in San Mateo. Though born in Los Angeles, California, she grew up in Japan. She returned to Los Angeles before World War II and was interned at Tule Lake during the war. Sachiko is predeceased by her husband Yoneo and her sister Louise Nakada. She is survived by nieces Carolyn Fujinaga and Joyce Lee, 3 grandnephews(Brian, Kevin, Jeff), 1...
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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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