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Gloria Ann Suhl

December 7, 1933 - February 12, 2015

Gloria Ann Suhl, 81, of San Carlos, passed away on February 12, 2015 in Redwood City, California. Gloria was born and raised in San Francisco and attended High School at "ICA." She is the devoted and loving wife of Robert J. Suhl and a dedicated and giving Mother to nine children: Wayne, Keith, Craig (Val), Colette, Suzanne, Brent, Jeanine, Nichole (Chuck), and Cheryll (Bill). In addition, she...
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Thomas Francis Bisho

August 6, 1925 - February 8, 2015

On February 8, following a long illness, Tom Bisho, age 89, passed away peacefully at his Burlingame home surrounded by his family. Born on August 6, 1925 in Oakland, he was the only child of Lester and Jeanette Bisho. Tom was raised in Hollister, CA., and after graduating from Hollister High School and Gavilan College he joined the Army. After Officer's school, he served in Korea and...
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Mary Ann Kannasto

February 6, 2015

Mary Ann was born March 26, 1957 in San Francisco, to Dave and Madeline Muzio. At age four, her family moved to Cortez Avenue in Burlingame – a street where she lived for most of her life. Mary Ann attended Our Lady of Angels Catholic School, Burlingame High School and College of San Mateo. Her career started as a candy striper at Peninsula Hospital and lead to 38 wonderful years with her...
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Marie Rouse

February 6, 2015

Marie Louise Rouse One day before her 94th birthday, Marie passed away on February 6, 2015. She joins her husband of 65 years, John, who died in 2007, and her brother, Albert Lacrouts. Marie leaves her four children: Cathy Jobst (Richard), Bob Rouse (Ricki), Barbara Young (Frank) and Marian Rouse (Greg Meadows). She is also survived by four wonderful grandchildren (Chris Jobst, Marieanne...
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Ernest "Ernie" Cox III

February 5, 2015

Ernest L. Cox, III 03/15/1924-02/05/2015 Resident of Burlingame World War II Navy Veteran, Lifelong member of VFW. Leaves wife of 35 years; two sons, two step-sons, two grandsons, 7 great grandchildren. Ernie was kind and generous to everyone he met. He will be missed. No services.
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Donald W. Tokarski

February 2, 2015

Donald W. Tokarski July 25, 1928. - February 2, 2015 Donald W. Tokarski was born on July 25, 1928 to Clara and Edward Tokarski in Omaha, Nebraska and died February 2, 2015 in Burlingame, CA. Donald was a retired postal worker and member of St. Catherine's Catholic Church. He is survived by his sister-in-law, Dorothy Tokarski of Omaha, Nebraska, nieces Susan Gorup (Daryl) of Boerne, TX,...
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Rita M. Marchi

February 2, 2015

Rita Marchi, 82, of San Mateo County, formerly of Lurago Marinone, Italy, died peacefully in her sleep on February 2, 2015. Born June 23, 1932 in Lurago Marinone, is preceded in death by her parents, Antonio and Bambina Ghioldi, her late husbands, Albert Bottarini and Aldo Marchi, and her siblings, Batista, Mario, Armando, Louise and Pina (adesso fratelli e sorelle si sono riuniti .. in un mondo...
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Donald K. Manns

February 1, 1944 - January 24, 2015

Don passed way too young. 2/1/15, Super Bowl Sunday, would have been his 71st birthday. Loved by many family and friends, he was full of passion in everything he did. An English and History teacher in NJ, then a bartender for most of his life here in CA. He had an intellect and wit about him like no other, and a most adorable smile complete with dimples. He had a passion for the Civil War and...
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James Thomas Schmuck

January 23, 2015

James Thomas Schmuck October 26, 1918 – January 23, 2015 Resident of San Mateo Jim Schmuck passed away on Friday, January 23, 2015 at the wonderful age of 96. He was predeceased by the absolute love of his life, Regina, who he affectionately referred to as "Mush." They shared the best of what life had to offer for over 75 fabulous years. Proud parents of seven children, twenty-six...
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Michael Lee Cohen

January 22, 2015

Michael Lee Cohen March 23, 1940 - January 22, 2015 Surrounded by his loving wife and family, Michael Cohen of Burlingame, passed away on Thursday January 22nd. Michael was born in San Francisco, attended Lincoln High and graduated from Sir Francis Drake High in 1958. Mike was preceded in death by his parents Dave and Annette and his brother Steve. Mike is survived by his wife of 50 years...
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Lina Estes

August 22, 1936 - January 15, 2015

Lina Tapia Estes died on January 15, 2015 in Millbrae, CA at the age of 78. She passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones after a long battle with breast cancer. She is survived by her daughter, Luningning Estes. Lina was born on August 22, 1936 in Manila, Philippines, to father Fortunato Tapia and mother Angeles San Pedro Tapia who predeceased her. As the oldest of 7 children, she...
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Gary Button

December 19, 1944 - January 14, 2015

Gary Robert Button, beloved brother, uncle and friend passed away on January 14th. A lifelong resident of Burlingame, Gary showed an early aptitude for engineering and graduated from UC Berkley. Gary was a brilliant engineer and worked as an engineering manager for twenty years before developing and running several successful businesses. Gary was passionate about photography, motor cycles and ...
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Alice Jamieson

September 4, 1921 - January 13, 2015

Alice Kinabrew Jamieson passed away on Tuesday, January 13, 2015. She was born on September 4, 1921 in New Orleans, Louisiana, and was the widow of the late M.M. Jamieson. Alice was a resident of San Mateo County since 1961 a former resident of Hillsborough before she moving to the Peninsula Regent. Alice graduated from Louise McGehee School in New Orleans; she attended Hollins College...
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Jeannette Laure Lestrade

January 8, 2015

Jeannette Laure Lestrade September 16, 1918 January 8, 2015 Jeannette was born in San Francisco, the beloved daughter of Maria and Jean Roustan. She was the devoted wife of Henri Lestrade. She is survived by her adoring daughters, Nancy Campana (William) and Nadine Margoles (Gary) and their families. She is also survived by her loving grandchildren, John Dito (Kelly), Mark Campana (Adele),...
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John Frederick Mansueto

April 8, 1943 - January 5, 2015

John Frederick Mansueto, 71, of San Mateo, CA, died after a brief illness on January 5th, 2015. Lovingly known as Ferd, Fritz, or Fred, he was the son of Dr. Biagio Mansueto and Mary Carr Mansueto. He is survived by his sister Alice Frederick, nephew Peter Frederick (Carla), niece Mary Lipham (Adam), friend Elena Kulakoff, as well as many extended family and friends. From Batavia, NY, he was a...
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Eugene Gene Satrap, Jr.

January 5, 2015

August 19, 1941 - January 5, 2014 Beloved husband of Vicki Satrap, devoted father of Jordan Satrap, and step-father of Nicholas and Scott Waterworth, caring brother of Robert Satrap (predeceased), brother in-law to Kenneth Hensley and loyal friend to many. Gene passed away peacefully in the arms of his wife, Vicki, surrounded by the comfort of his step-sons and close friends. Of all his many...
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Jerome Arthur Motto, M.D.

October 16, 1921 - January 4, 2015

Dr. Jerome Motto, loved husband of Patricia, beloved father and grandfather, died in Burlingame, California on January 4, 2015. Details about his memorial service will be announced soon.
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Chikako Ailand

February 21, 1955 - January 2, 2015

Beloved wife of Thomas Ailand, devoted mother of Megan K. Ailand, beloved sister of Takao Kutsuzawa and Takashi Kutsuzawa. Devoted daughter of Tachiko Kutsuzawa and Kinichi Kutsuzawa, caring sister in law of Kathryn Ailand of Redwood City CA., and John and Myrna Ailand of Denver CO. Chikako was born and raised in Northern Japan and earned a degree in literature from Tohoku University in...
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Robert Joseph Williams

August 7, 1918 - January 1, 2015

Robert J. Williams of Burlingame, age 96, died peacefully at home on New Year's Day in the company of his children. He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, the seventh and youngest child of Leo and Betsy Voss Williams and grew up in Sacramento, California. He graduated from Christian Brothers High School where he excelled in academics and every sport. While attending Sacramento Junior...
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Robert J. J. Goodin

March 21, 1926 - December 31, 2014

Robert J. J. Goodin March 21, 1926 – December 31, 2014 Robert J. J. Goodin died peacefully and comfortably at his home in San Mateo after a lengthy illness. Born on a farm in Dayton, Minnesota, Bob's large family moved to San Francisco during World War II. As a young man, he owned a bar with his brother Gerald; they later became very successful real estate entrepreneurs in the City. ...
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Alexandra Venedictnova Balitsky

December 30, 2014

Alexandra V. Balitsky was born in Shanghai, China and passed away in Palo Alto, California at the age of sixty-one. She was a retail consultant for 3 years and a resident of San Francisco County. She is survived by her dear brother Peter Balistky and her sister-in-law, Nadia. She will be missed by her friends and family. Friends and family are invited to a Panahida on Sunday, January 11,...
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Carlo Ginocchio

December 29, 2014

On Monday, December 29, 2014, Carlo Ginocchio passed away at the age of 86 in his Burlingame home, with family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Mary Ginocchio for 50 years; loving brother-in-law to Rose Edel and the late Angie Bagnani; treasured uncle, great-uncle, and great-great uncle to many nieces and nephews both here and in Italy. He was pre-deceased by his brother Giovanni ...
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Arline Alrick Castleberry

December 28, 2014

CASTLEBERRY, Arline Alrick - Passed away peacefully at home in San Mateo on December 28, 2014, at the age of 95. Born in 1919 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, she was the only child of Bannona Gerhardt and Meta Veit Alrick. With a love of drawing and painting, Arline initially pursued studies in interior design at the University of Minnesota. She soon developed an interest in structural design and...
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Lyle Richardson

April 11, 1923 - December 21, 2014

Gordon Lyle Mackie Richardson April 11, 1923 - December 21, 2014 Longtime California resident, Lyle Richardson, 91, passed peacefully in his sleep on Sunday morning, December 21, 2014, in Brentwood, CA. Lyle was born in Kingston, Ontario, the elder of two brothers, of parents George Graham Richardson and Inda Ella Henderson Richardson. Lyle served in the United States Air Force and...
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Alvin "Bud" Bridges

January 12, 1924 - December 17, 2014

Alvin "Bud" Bridges passed away on December 17, 2014 in Springfield, Missouri. He was born in Dinuba, California, on January 12, 1924. His parents Robert and Fleeta Bridges, his wife Vinnie, and his brothers Chester "Red" and Robert preceded him in death. He leaves behind two sons, Tim and Mark, daughter-in-law Debbie, sister-in-law Mona, and grandchildren James, Tim, and Christina. A...
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Michael Moloney

December 2, 1940 - December 14, 2014

Michael J. Moloney December 2, 1940 – December 14, 2014 Brooklyn Native, Irishman, Baseball Player, US Army Soldier, St. John's Graduate, Businessman, Philosopher, "Politician," Friend of Bill W., Mentor, Retired Catholic, Father, Grandfather, Brother and Uncle are but a few of the many roles Mike played to the fullest during his truly amazing 74 years on the planet. His was a life well...
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LeRoy Bradbury Marsh, Jr.

December 12, 2014

LeRoy Bradbury Marsh Jr. LeRoy Marsh passed away in Burlingame on December 12, 2014. He was 96. Born in San Francisco April 22, 1918, he was a long-time resident of San Mateo. A 1950 graduate of Stanford, he served in the US Army Air Corps in Europe in WWII, retiring as a Colonel. He is the husband of Patricia Marsh, father of Brad Marsh (and his wife, Stephanie); stepfather of Normal R. Caryl...
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Stephen Scott Carmichael

December 11, 2014

Stephen Scott Carmichael September 5, 1947-December 11, 2014 Resident of San Mateo Beloved husband of Jeanne, devoted father of Bryan, Brendan and Laura, he was the idolized father in law of Francisco and cherished grandfather of baby Caleb. Steve is survived by his brothers, Paul, Scott, and John. Steve touched the lives of all who came in contact with him through his charismatic...
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Robert Frank Bettis

December 10, 2014

Robert Frank Bettis died December 10, 2014 at Paramount House in Vacaville. He was born April 25, 1925 in Eugene, Oregon to Frank and Mildred Bettis. He was a longtime resident of Burlingame, California. Robert graduated from Burlingame High School, attended San Mateo Junior College, and received his Bachelor's degree from Stanford University majoring in political science. He worked his way...
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Francis William Lanam

July 28, 1929 - December 8, 2014

The Honorable Judge F. William Lanam passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by loved ones, on December 8th, 2014. Born July 28, 1929 in Hawaii to Francis Horatio Lanam and Elizabeth Jackson Lanam, he attended Commerce High School in San Francisco, where he met his late wife Natalie Teresa Barillas to whom he was married over 55 wonderful years. Bill and Natalie lived in Burlingame for...
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David Vaughn

March 15, 1938 - December 7, 2014

David A. Vaughn, 76, lost his hard fought battle against melanoma cancer Sunday morning, December 7th. He died in his Hillsborough home with his wife, Linda, by his side. He leaves behind his daughter, Heather Marsh, her husband Rick and their 3 children, Owen, Mason and Madeline, and his son Bradley Vaughn, his wife Lindsay and their son, Will. Born in Klamath Falls, Oregon, Dave was the...
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Edward John Gillen

January 28, 1953 - December 2, 2014

A master carpenter who leaves a legacy of wonderful and innovative creations in San Francisco and Chicago, Ed was a man of many talents and skills. His interests included hiking, camping, and the study of natural history. Eddie loved nature and frequently visited the California mountains and coastline. A kind and compassionate man, he demonstrated great concern and caring for the poor and...
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Joseph Albert Meiswinkel

November 28, 2014

Joseph Albert Meiswinkel (1940-2014) Beloved Joseph passed away on November 28th, surrounded by family and friends after a 2 year battle with bladder cancer at the age of 73. He was born on December 14th, 1940 to Barbara and Frederick Meiswinkel in San Francisco. He attended St. Boniface, Bellarmine and St. Ignatius. Following high school, he went directly into his father's family...
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Myra Jayne Rhinehart Luddy

November 25, 2014

Myra Jayne Rhinehart Luddy March 5, 1921 Nov. 25, 2014 Belmont, California Beloved wife of the late Alfred Luddy, devoted mother of Pat Chapman (Bob), Kathy Woodhall (Ed), and David Luddy (Candace), much loved grandmother to Mark Bisordi (Shannon), Karri Osheroff (Ted), Becki Kitchin (Craig), Chris Woodhall (Veronica), Daniel Luddy, Andrew Luddy, Stephen Luddy (Lauren), great-grandmother to...
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Ralph Turner

September 9, 1921 - November 22, 2014

Ralph Turner, longtime owner of Turner meats in Burlingame, California, died peacefully in his sleep on November 22, 2014, at the age of 93. He was the loving husband of Anne Turner and the loving best friend, and father, of Dan Turner and Judie Turner Harris (Stuart). He was known as Uncle Ralph to his many Nieces and Nephews spanning four generations. Ralph was born in San Francisco on...
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Zhihe Zhou

November 22, 2014

Zhihe Zhou August 26, 1927 - November 22, 2014 Resident of Millbrae He peacefully passed away at Kaiser Permanente hospital on the evening of November 22, 2014 at the age of 88, surrounded by his family. Zhihe graduated from Tongji University in Shanghai in 1952. Zhihe had a distinguished career as a senior engineer for the Institute of Railway Survey and Design of the Shanghai Railway...
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Andy Goldstein

August 11, 1956 - November 18, 2014

After a long and arduous battle with prostate cancer, Andy Goldstein (of Burlingame) peacefully passed away November 18, 2014 surrounded by his family and friends who loved and adored him. He is survived by his wife of 36 years Donna, his son Justin, his daughters Geena and Kyle, his brothers Jessie and Lee Goldstein, his sister in law Helen, his brother in law Robert Duenas, his sister in law...
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Nina Falk

November 15, 2014

Nina Falk January 27, 1930 - November 15, 2014 Resident of San Mateo, California Nina was born Helsinki, Finland and was a resident of San Mateo County for 10 years. She loved being a tour guide for over 30 years. She is survived by her son, Pauli Partti, her grand-daughter, Justine and her step children, Ingrid, Eliana and Eric Falk. Friends and family are invited to a Memorial Service...
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Raffaella Di Meglio

November 14, 2014

Raffaella Di Meglio, died Friday, November 14, 2014 at Kaiser Permanente Redwood City Medical Center after a short illness. She was born on the Isle of Ischia, Italy, September 2, 1942, to Maria Ferrari and Vincenzo Di Meglio. She studied hospitality management at Copenhagen Business School in Rome and Switzerland, then moved to the United States in 1966 and created a life for herself in...
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Denise "Denny" Maria Bettencourt

June 9, 1945 - November 12, 2014

Denise "Denny" Maria Bettencourt Denise peacefully entered into eternal rest on November 12, 2014 in Manteca, California surrounded by family. Born on June 9,1945 in San Francisco, California to Edward and Estelle Mahoney, who preceded her in death. Denise lived in San Franicsco and Burlingame during her childhood. She was a 1963 graduate of Mills High School in Burlingame. For the...
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Shirley Jean Bianchi

September 29, 1930 - November 6, 2014

Shirley Jean Bianchi September 29, 1930 - November 6, 2014 Resident of Burlingame Shirley was born in San Francisco, the daughter of Margaret L. Davis, and graduated from Mission High School. She was employed by Gallo Wines of South San Francisco. She and Al married in 1950 and raised their family in Burlingame; their storybook romance lasted 51 years. She is survived by her daughter...
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Dorothy Carter

November 5, 2014

Dorothy Carter June 2, 1923 – November 5, 2014 Resident of Millbrae, CA We honor the passing of Dorothy Carter, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She gave us tools and guidance to navigate the world that we live in, and shared so many great laughs. Mostly, she taught us to treasure the family as she did. She wanted others to be of high character, always referencing...
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Joan Maureen Haseleu

November 5, 2014

Joan Maureen Haseleu July 11, 1946 - Nov. 5, 2014 Burlingame Joan Haseleu passed away on November 5, surrounded by her loving family in Burlingame, CA., in the beautiful home she created with her husband Eric. She was born in Burbank,CA, the youngest of seven children to Frank and Elizabeth Donahue; the family later moved to Visalia, CA where Joan graduated from Mt. Whitney High School. She...
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Olga H. Cava

December 20, 1919 - October 25, 2014

In her home in San Mateo, on October 25, 2014, Olga H. Cava passed away. She was born on December 20, 1919 in San Francisco where she remained until moving to San Mateo in 1953. She graduated from Galileo High School where she met her longtime sweetheart and husband, Baptiste (Batty). They were married for 73 years until his passing on July 26, 2014. Olga will be remembered for her devotion...
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Marion Rita Spadoni

October 14, 2014

Marion Rita Spadoni Marion Rita Spadoni (Babe) passed in peace on October 14, 2014 in her Burlingame home at the age of 95 while surrounded by her children. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Angelo Dante Spadoni, to whom she was married for 49 years. Marion was born in San Rafael to Anna and Raymond Dericco. She was the youngest of four children: Eleta, Elliott and Dorothy...
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Helena Fokin

October 14, 2014

Helena Fokin August 02, 1931 - October 14, 2014 Helena was born in Poland and a resident of Daly City, California for over 40 years. She is survived by her husband, Nikolaj. They were married for over 60 years. Helena will be missed by her family and friends. Friends and family are invited to an evening service on Friday, October 17, 2014 at 7:00pm and a funeral service on Saturday, October...
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Joseph "Andy" Trizuto

October 12, 2014

Joseph "Andy" Trizuto March 13, 1923 – October 12, 2014 Resident of Burlingame Joseph "Andy" Trizuto passed away peacefully in his sleep on October 12, 2014. Andy was a native of San Francisco, California and graduated from Galileo High School. He was a resident of Burlingame since 1958. Andy served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He loved gardening and was a "Ball Dude" for the San...
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Hyon Suk Lee

October 6, 2014

Hyon Suk Lee, June 23, 1920 - October 6, 2014 Funeral Service on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 1:00pm at Crosby-N. Gray & Co. 2 Park Road, Burlingame, CA. Burial to follow at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, CA
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Jeffrey T. Galaviz

October 4, 2014

Jeffrey T. Galaviz, gone too soon at the age of 34. Jeffrey, who lived in Redwood City, CA., was the beloved husband to Melinda Galaviz, his life partner of 15 years and wife of almost 10 years, and the loving, doting Daddy to Cruz D. (3 yrs) and Amaya Grace (20 months). He was a loving son to Jeff and Diana Galaviz of San Bruno, CA. Jeffrey was an admired brother(in-law) to Kevin and Colleen...
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James Lawrence (Irenaeus) Doyle , OFMCap

October 4, 2014

Br. James Lawrence (Irenaeus) Doyle, OFMCap Br. James Lawrence (Irenaeus) Doyle was born in Sillagh House, Naas, County Kildare in Ireland on November 10, 1922. He was the son of Joseph Doyle and Mary Stapleton. He entered the Capuchin Order in 1954. He came out to the United States in 1962 to serve the friars as a cook, a gardener and grounds maintenance director at St. Patrick's Novitiate in...
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Jack L. Ceccacci

October 1, 2014

Jack L. Ceccacci Jack Ceccacci passed away in Daly City, October 1, 2014. Dearly beloved husband of 60 years to the late Helen Frances Ceccacci; devoted father of Helen Birkeland and Jack Ceccacci (Frances); dear grandfather of Jacqueline Rodriguez (Paul), Michael Birkeland (Teresa), Anthony Ceccacci, Danielle Acosta (Christopher) and Amanda Ceccacci; loving great-grandfather of Riley, Kacey,...
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Elizabeth Kathryn "Lizzy" Howe

September 26, 2014

The family will be hosting a Celebration of Life service at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 5th at St Paul's Episcopal Church and a reception for friends and family immediately following. Please join to love and support Lizzy's family and friends in joyous remembrance of her. She will never be forgotten.
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Carol Louise Mooney

September 20, 2014

Carol Louise Mooney, passed away on September 20, 2014. She was born in San Francisco, CA and a resident of San Mateo County for 73 years. Carol worked for over 28 years as a central service tech in the healthcare industry. Friends and family are invited to a Visitation on Thursday, September 25, 2014 from 6:00- 9:00pm and a Funeral Service on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 1:00pm at...
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James John Doherty

September 19, 2014

James John Doherty August 26, 1928 - September 18, 2014 Without harbinger or warning, James John Doherty died in his sleep on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Born in San Francisco to James and Margaret Doherty, Jim attended Epiphany Grammar, Balboa H.S., and USF. After college, Jim enlisted in the Navy and served 4 years as a pilot, mainly on the USS Midway. An avid golfer, Jim was a 50 year member...
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Raul Borges Valadao

September 16, 2014

Raul Borges Valadao 11/25/35 - 09/16/14 Passed away peacefully in Burlingame on September 16, 2014. He was 78 years of age. Raul was born in Terceira, Azores, on November 25, 1935 to Francisco and Maria Valadao. In 1952, Raul traveled to Brazil, where he lived for several years before arriving in the San Francisco Bay Area. Raul married the love of his life, Diana, in 1960. Raul was the...
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Dean DeRanieri

October 8, 1946 - September 8, 2014

Dr. Dean James DeRanieri October 8, 1964 – September 8, 2014 Resident of Millbrae Surrounded by his loving family, Dr. Dean J. DeRanieri passed away in San Francisco Monday evening, September 8th. He was 49 years old. Dean was born October 8, 1964 in Burlingame to Dino and Gabriella DeRanieri. Dean is survived by his beloved wife of 16 years, Dina and his adoring children,...
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Mary Lee Stoddard

September 3, 2014

Stoddard, Mary Lee (Downs)- Passed away September 3, 2014. Loving wife of Raymond. Beloved mother of Sheryl Blagen, Laurie Stoddard, Jody Ryan, and "Cissie". "Dear sweet grandmother that we love so much" to Matthew, Scott and Brett Blagen, and Allyn and Kellie Ryan. Great grandmother to Molly May Blagen. She will be remembered for her love of life, her endless spunk, laughter, and unlimited love...
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Claudette L. Main

September 1, 2014

Claudette LaMothe Main, CTC, ACC, a 28-year resident of Foster City, died on September 1, 2014, after a long battle with cancer. She is survived by her loving husband, James Creighton Main; her sister, Aurelie LaMothe Ward (Jim Ward), a nephew, Michael Black, and two nieces, Laura Frederick (Eric) and Lisa Ward as well as many grand nieces, nephews and cousins. She was born and raised in New...
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Lillian Lincoln Howell

February 26, 1921 - August 31, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO — TV pioneer and longtime owner of the San Francisco Bay Area television station KTSF Lillian Lincoln Howell died peacefully at her Hillsborough home on Aug. 31. Born on Feb. 26, 1921, she was 93 years old. "My mother was a visionary in the broadcasting industry and a generous philanthropist," said her son, Lincoln Howell, KTSF CEO. "She took big risks in her life and created...
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Leona Ann "Lee" Hill

June 5, 1940 - August 28, 2014

Lee was born in San Francisco on June 5, 1940, at the French Hospital. She was raised in San Francisco and graduated from Balboa High School in the fall of 1957. Our mom married the love of her life, Kent Hill, on Valentines Day 1959 in Reno. Seeing how they eloped, I guess none of you were invited either! After marriage, they lived in Amarillo, TX, San Mateo, San Carlos, Tustin, Scotts...
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Richard Thomas Dwyer

August 24, 2014

DWYER, Richard Thomas Richard T. "Dick" Dwyer was born in San Francisco on December 27, 1921, and passed away on August 24, 2014, at home in Hillsborough after a long illness. All seven of his children were home with him the night before in celebration of his life. While he always believed that his legacy was his seven children and their families, his contributions during his 92 years reached...
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Patricia C. Schmidt

August 14, 2014

Patricia "Pat" Schmidt passed peacefully in Millbrae August 14th, 2014, age 86; beloved Mother of Pamela Powell (Steve) and Norman R. Schmidt (Lisa); Grandmother of Briana Havey (Drew), Patrick Schmidt, Sean Powell (Helena) and Gavin Powell (Rose); Great-Grandmother of Benjamin and Lyla Shankman. Pat was pre-deceased by her husband of forty-four years, Norman J. Schmidt, in 1991. Both natives...
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Charles F. Koch

August 12, 2014

Charles "Boompy" Koch Charlie Koch, a resident of Burlingame for 65 years, passed away peacefully in his home on Aug 12th 2014 after a brief illness. He was 98 years old. Charlie was born to Carl and Hattie Koch in San Francisco. He and his sister, Grace Calcagno(Dec.) were raised in the St Mary's Park area. He graduated from Balboa High School. Charlie loved his years as a San Francisco...
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Myrna Adad Williams

August 11, 2014

Myrna Adad Wililams, passed away in San Bruno, California at the age of seventy-six years. She was a resident of San Mateo County for thirty-two years. Myrna worked in the banking business for 20 years. She will be missed by her family and friends. Friends and family are invited to a visitation on Friday, August 22, 2014 from 9:00am to 3:30pm at Crosby-N. Gray & Co., Burlingame, CA and a...
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Robert Weisgerber

June 2, 1929 - August 9, 2014

Robert A. Weisgerber of Burlingame, California passed away peacefully at his residence on August 9, 2014, after living a long and fulfilling life. A self-described neo-Rennaissance man, Robert had an insatiable love of learning and spent his life pursuing a wide array of interests and passions. The youngest of seven, Bob was born on June 2, 1929 in Havertown, PA, during the Great Depression....
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Mildred Del Castello

June 11, 1925 - August 7, 2014

Mildred Del Castello Born in Culver City, CA, Mildred passed away peacefully on August 7, 2014 at the age of 89. She was the beloved wife of 67 years to Bruno who died in November 2013. She was a loving mother to Susan, Jerry (Gerry Anne), and David, grandmother to Angelina, David, Barbara, Corrina and Kate and great-grandmother to Gavin and Eldon. As a long time resident of San Francisco, she...
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Mark Alberto Santos

July 5, 1990 - August 5, 2014

Mark Alberto Santos was born in Burlingame, CA and passed away in Redwood City, California at the age of twenty-four years. He was a resident of San Mateo and was learning the landscaping business. He is survived by his parents, Ramon and Margaret Santos of San Mateo. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. A Visitation will be held at 6:30pm with a Vigil at 7:30pm on Sunday,...
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Ivan Tihon Zakatchenko

August 3, 2014

Ivan Tihon Zakatchenko passed away on August 3, 2014 at the age of Eighty-nine. Ivan was born in Russian and lived in San Mateo County since 1963. He worked as a prostetic designer for twenty-seven years. He is survived by his son Jerry and daughter Luba. Ivan was known as Papa and Granpa Vanya by his family. He will be missed by all who knew him. Friends and family are invited to a...
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James Milton Walsh

August 2, 2014

JAMES MILTON WALSH, age 77, passed away in Burlingame on August 2, 2014. Beloved husband of the late Cecile Walsh; loving father of Susan Johnston (Bob) and Daniel Walsh (Bobbi); devoted grandfather of Laura and Joseph Johnston and Daniel Gunner and Grace Anne Walsh; dear brother of Tom Walsh (Carol), Jerry Walsh (Nancy), and Rev. Father Milton Walsh; also survived by many loving nieces and...
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Rita Tsuda

April 16, 1943 - July 30, 2014

Rita H. Tsuda July 30, 2014 Resident of San Bruno, CA Beloved wife and mother, Rita (71) passed away on Wednesday, July 30. She touched many lives with her compassion, integrity, and ever- positive outlook, which will be dearly missed. Family and invited guests, will honor Rita at Crosby- N. Gray & Co. in Burlingame. For inquiries, please call 650-342-6617 or e-mail ...
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Terrence Arthur Austin

July 30, 2014

Terrence Austin Aug. 27, 1962 - July 30, 2014 San Mateo Terrence Arthur Austin, 51, of San Mateo, passed away on Wednesday July 30, 2014. Son of Carol Rita Mir and the late Lester Erwood Austin, Terry was born in Syracuse, New York in 1962. He graduated Jamesville/Dewitt High School and received bachelors' degrees in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering at Cornell University. Terry...
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Edward Charles Persike

July 27, 2014

Edward Charles Persike MD, "Bud" passed peacefully early Sunday morning, July 27, 2014 after a short illness. He and his family resided in Hillsborough for 58 years. He is survived by his beautiful and loving wife of 71 years, Louise, his son Edward Persike and his wife, Diane of Modesto, his daughter Linda Dills of Hillsborough, his two grandchildren Jocelin Dills Schultz and her husband John...
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Donald Michael Fisher

July 21, 2014

Rev. Don Fisher The Reverend Donald Michael Fisher died July 21, 2014 at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. The cause of death was cancer. Father Don was born on May 1, 1938 in Marquette, MI. Much of his early life was devoted to his religious calling, entering catholic seminary at the age of 14 and becoming ordained to the priesthood at 26. He left the Capuchin Order...
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Thomas Joseph Callan , Jr.

July 21, 2014

Thomas Joseph Callan, Jr. passed away at his home in Hillsborough on Monday, July 21, 2014 from congestive heart failure. He was born in Colma, CA. on Jan. 30, 1924. Tom was the loyal and devoted husband to his wife, Gladys Callan, for 63 years. He is survived by his son, Thomas Joseph Callan III of Jay, OK (Kathleen Callan) and daughter Jennifer Callan Desler (Brian Desler) of Hillsborough and...
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Geraldine Mary Thomas

July 16, 2014

Geraldine Thomas May 25, 1921 - July 16, 2014 Resident of Millbrae Jerrie Thomas passed away peacefully with family by her side on July 16. She was 93 years old. Jerrie was raised in San Jose, California, the eldest of two daughters of Anthony and Milena Jurras. She was a proud graduate of San Jose State University, and Stanford University, where she earned her Teaching Credential and Masters...
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Joseph "Joey" Kovacevich

October 16, 2003 - July 16, 2014

Joseph ("Joey", "JoJo", "J-Man") Webster Kovacevich, 10, of Hillsborough died on July 16, 2014 after a 14-month battle with brain cancer. Joey was born in Palo Alto, California, the first child of Bradley and Todd Kovacevich. He is survived by his parents and Lucy, his sister and best friend in the world, his grandparents, Mary Jo and Richard Kovacevich of San Francisco, and Mary Elizabeth...
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Margaret Martha Garcia

July 4, 2014

Margaret M. Garcia, A native of Los Angeles and a resident of Burlingame. Margaret passed away at the age of 91. Margaret was a member of the Burlingame Women's Club and Sister City Committee. She was a devoted wife and mother to her husband, children and grandchildren and loved her S.F. Giants. She is survived by her husband, Angel M. Garcia, Mother of Richard & Robert Garcia and Linda...
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Lawrence Becerra

July 2, 2014

Lawrence Becerra April 30, 1952 - July 2, 2014 Resident of San Francisco Lawrence was born in San Francisco on April 30, 1952 and passed away on July 2, 201 at the age of 62. Lawrence was a chef for 40 years! He will be missed by many friends and family. Friends and family are invited to a Vigil on Thursday, July 10, 201 at 7:00 pm and a Blessing on Friday, July 11, 2014 at 12:00 pm (noon)...
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Daniel Charles Damon

June 30, 2014

Daniel Charles Damon of Burlingame, California passed away on Monday, June 30, 2014 at his home. Daniel was born on July 18, 1943 in San Francisco, California. He graduated from Saint Ignatius in 1961. Daniel was the owner of Fuller Supply Company for many years. He was an avid collector of rock and roll records, a movie buff and enjoyed spending time with his family. Daniel is survived by his...
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Joseph Henry Hubachek

February 26, 1937 - June 30, 2014

Joseph Henry Hubachek February 26, 1937 – June 30, 2014 Passed away peacefully in San Mateo on June 30th, dearly beloved husband of Valerie Hubachek, loving father of Steven and Ingrid of San Diego, and Gregory and Gina of New Orleans. Cherished "Grandy" of Samantha, Nikolas, Christopher and Conor. Loving brother-in-law of Robert and Virginia Thompson, loving brother of Carolyn Hubachek...
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Diane Myers

October 21, 1946 - June 25, 2014

Diane Ridenbaugh Myers October 21, 1946 - June 25, 2014 Resident of Hillsborough Diane passed away peacefully on June 25th. Born in Newark, Ohio, Diane was the only child of John Ridenbaugh and Ruth Baker Ridenbaugh. She was raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico and graduated from Manzano High School in 1964. Diane attended the University of New Mexico and graduated with honors with a BA in...
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Lawrence Edwin Stahl

June 24, 2014

Beloved husband of Darlene Loudon Stahl and devoted father of Mark Andrew. Passed away peacefully on June24,2014. Born to Richard and Annie D Stahl on March 28, 1931 in San Mateo, Ca. He was a caring brother of sisters, Gloria and Caroline and older brother, Robert. Devoted uncle to many nieces and nephews, David Kneubuhl of Mountain View, Ca. and his wife Chris, Ronald, Richard Harvey, and...
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Bert Shigeo Shimokusu

June 14, 2014

Bert S. Shimokusu May 14, 1924-June 14, 02014 Bert was born in Kohala, Hawaii, and served in the US Army. He went to the University of Michigan school of Dentistry graduated 1959. He practiced in San Francisco and San Mateo for 40 years. He is survived by his loving wife Setsuko, and children Craig, Kelly, Kim Tapia, Son in Law Raul Tapia, and grand children Lauren and Lucas Tapia. Memorial...
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Robert David Ramsey

June 12, 2014

Robert David Ramsey, September 10, 1925 - June 12, 2014. Beloved husband of Thea Broe Ramsey and caring brother of Patricia Ramsey Beckman. David was born in Portland, Oregon and grew up in Philadelphia near the Jersey shore where he loved to swim, winning medals from St. Joseph's Prep where he graduated high school. David fought at the Battle of the Bulge in World War II and received the...
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Victoria "Vicki" Butler

June 9, 2014

Victoria A. Butler On June 9th, a fifth generation San Franciscan, Victoria A. Butler ("Vicki"), daughter of the late Harold and Ruth Marion Butler, sister of the late Randolph Hugh Butler, and aunt of the late Clayten Baxter Butler, joined her family in heaven, after a long illness, which she faced with courage and grace. Vicki is survived by her sister-in-law Carmen, nephew Randolph, niece...
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Mary S. Dizon

June 6, 2014

Mary Dizon (Schermerhorn) passed away peacefully at home on Friday, June 6th. Mary was born in the Philippines on October 13, 1918. She married Ramon Dizon on May 29th, 1943 and together they sailed to San Francisco with her parents, sisters and brothers on August 31, 1945 on the USS Monterey. Mary worked at Hartford Insurance in San Francisco for 32 years. She spent much of her...
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John Louis Mainini

June 6, 2014

John Louis Mainini died peacefully at home on June 6, 2014. John was the son of the late Quan & Maria Mainini. John & family immigrated to San Francisco, when he was nine years old, from Lonate Pozzolo, Italy. Sadly he had been preceded in death by his sister Ambrogina Mainini. He grew up in the Bay View district which is where he met the love of his life, the late Catherine Mainini. He is ...
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Diane S. Cook

February 20, 1951 - June 3, 2014

Diane S. Cook born in San Francisco, California on February 20, 1951 joined her husband of 39 years Douglas Cook in Heaven on June 3, 2014. She was the beloved daughter of Florence and the late Lido Caselli. She is survived by her loving children Jason (Christina) and Jana (Luis) and her five grandchildren Luciano, Emma, Luca, Delaney, and Morline. She was a graduate of St. Peter and Paul...
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Alfred V. Wolfgramm

June 3, 2014

Alfred V. Wolfgramm, was born in Neiafu, Vava'u, Tonga and passed away on June 3, 2014 in Oakland, CA. He was a minister for 38 years. He is survived by his wife, Tupou and his children. He will be missed by many family and friends. Friends and family are invited to visit from 6:00pm to 9:00pm with a Vigil at 6:00pm on Friday, June 6, 2014 and a Funeral Service from 9:00am to 10:00am on...
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Fred Lee Jung

June 2, 2014

Fred Lee Jung Oct. 16, 1925 - June 2, 2014 Resident of San Mateo Fred Lee Jung was born in Rochester, New York on October 16, 1925. He moved to San Mateo in 1969. He worked for the County of San Mateo for many years-first in the Assessor's Office and then in Information Services. He is survived by his beloved wife, Claire Cohendet Jung, Mary E. Marple, much loved daughters Susan Lee Jung and...
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Steven Boyd Chase

May 24, 2014

Steven Boyd Chase 1962-2014 Steve, our treasured husband, father, son and brother was suddenly called to heaven at the age of 52 on May 24, 2014. Steve was devoted to his wife, Alannah Hurley Chase and he absolutely adored his favorite team: his sons, Jack, Clark and Patrick. He was the beloved son of Thomas Chase of Burlingame, Sharon Chase of San Mateo, and the cherished brother of Matthew...
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June O'Brien

May 5, 1919 - May 23, 2014

June (Julie) O'Brien May 5, 1919 – May 23, 2014 Resident of Millbrae, CA June (Julie) O'Brien passed away peacefully in Millbrae, California on May 23, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. She was 95. Julie was born to the late Paul and Rose Allegrini, May 5th 1919 in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. At age two the family relocated to San Francisco, where they settled in Noe Valley. Julie...
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Diane Virginia Johnson

May 22, 2014

Diane Virginia Johnson, passed away on May 22, 2014. She was a resident of San Mateo County for sixty-seven years. Diane worked at Stanford University as an administrative assistant for 20 years. She is survived by her daughter, Kirstin Durham and three grandchildren, her sister Suzanne D'Errico of Issaquah, Washington and nieces, Megan and Andrea. A Memorial service was held on Thursday, May...
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Malcolm Pink

May 21, 2014

Malcolm Pink October 25, 1935 - May 21, 2014 Resident of San Mateo Born in London, England to Harry and Sadie Pink and joined by Angela (Roth) to complete the family. His family moved to the United States after Malcolm finished Ilford County High School (England) where he joined the United States Army. He loved being in the service and was stationed in Paris, France. While visiting his family in...
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Anna Rettagliata Crisafi

April 18, 1923 - May 21, 2014

Anna Rettagliata Crisafi April 18, 1923 – May 21, 2014 Resident of Burlingame Surrounded by her beloved family, Anna Crisafi died peacefully on May 21, 2014 at the age of ninety-one. Born in Oakland, Anna attended Oakland Technical High School where her interests ranged from student leadership to the a cappella choir. After graduation...
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Tyrone A. Cisero

May 9, 2014

It is with great sadness that the family of Tyrone A.Cisero announces his passing on May 9, 2014. Tyrone was born on July 24, 1975 in San Jose, CA to parents Anthony and Theresa Cisero. He met his wife, Claudia, in 1994 at the age of 19 and they married on October 31, 1999. Tyrone was the coolest guy that most of us ever met. He lived life to the fullest, with an unforgettable personality,...
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Mildred Irene Willett

May 8, 2014

Mildred Irene Willett, 93, of Napa passed away on Thursday, May 8, 2014. She was born to the late John and Lelia Leeper, November 14, 1920, in Kings, Arkansas. Mildred was raised on a farm outside DeQueen, Arkansas and graduated from the local High School in 1938. She married the late Leonard Willett in 1940. They lived in Fort Smith, Arkansas before relocating to Richmond CA in 1947. ...
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Robert James Tobiassen

November 9, 1949 - May 6, 2014

MAJOR ROBERT JAMES TOBIASSEN November 9, 1949 - May 6, 2014 Resident of San Mateo, California Beloved husband of Lynna Coretana Tobiassen, caring brother of Thomas (Tom) and Sherie Tobiassen , William (Bill) and Linda Tobiassen and John and Lorrie Tobiassen, devoted father of James Antonio Tobiassen. He was a good uncle to David and Melissa Tobiassen and great uncle to their children...
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Robert Bob Duesterhoeft

October 16, 1945 - May 6, 2014

Robert (Bob) Edward Duesterhoeft (Heft) passed away peacefully at home in Redwood City, California, after a brief battle with cancer on May 6, 2014. Robert was born October 16th, 1945 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin to Arthur and Martina (Harmann) Duesterhoeft. After his formative years in his hometown of New Holstein, Wisconsin, Bob was drafted by the US Army and served our country in the Viet Nam War...
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Margaret Claire Everson

May 4, 2014

Margaret Claire Everson Resident of Burlingame, CA Margaret Claire Everson passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 4th, surrounded by her loving family. Claire, as she preferred, was born on March 10, 1937, in Bandon, Ireland, to George and Margaret Angus. The family home, known as Brick House, was set in the bucolic town of Innishannon, surrounded by a beautiful landscape that inspired her love of...
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