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Fern Katherine Schmitz

June 30, 1921 - July 24, 2015

Fern was born in Chicago, Illinois and was raised by her single and hard working mother, Ann Carew. Fern was given the nickname Hope by her Aunt which she used until she went to High School. Fern and her mom survived Chicago Winters and the Great Depression together. She was forever marked by those years and never wasted a single thing, finding a use for every scrap of paper, every bottle cap,...
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Donald Windsor Malouf, Sr.

January 12, 1937 - July 23, 2015

Surrounded by his family and loved ones, Donald "Bud" Malouf Sr. died on July 23, 2015 in Sacramento, CA. from complications related to his long and courageous fight with Multiple Sclerosis. He was 78. He is survived by his son Logan Thomas Malouf and daughter-in-law Katherine, and their children Madeline, Murphy and McKenna Malouf of Newport Beach, CA: his son Donald W. Malouf Jr, his...
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Richard Furrer

April 14, 1933 - July 22, 2015

Richard "Dick" Furrer passed away at his home in San Mateo on July 22nd. He was 82 years old. Born April 14,1933, in San Mateo to Lou and Mary Furrer, Dick attended St. Catherine's Grammar School and Junipero Serra High School. He attended College of San Mateo until football season ended. He then enlisted in the Army where he was stationed in Okinawa. He learned to fly on the G-I Bill and...
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Hubert Louis Flesher

April 30, 1933 - July 21, 2015

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Purabi Mitra

October 4, 1936 - July 21, 2015

Purabi Mitra (nee Sarkar) October 4, 1936 – July 21, 2015 Adored wife of Sunil Madhab Mitra (deceased); caring and loving mother to her three children Sumita Fleming (spouse Michael), Sumit Mitra, Sandip Mitra (spouse Fiona); devoted grandmother to Alex, Sabrina, Atticus, Finn, Cassia, and Calum; loyal sister of Pradip Sarkar (spouse Hilkka), Swapna Ghosh (spouse Shuloy); devoted aunty...
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Phyllis Louise Goodin

May 12, 1929 - July 18, 2015

Phyllis Louise Goodin (FiFi) was born in Gresham Oregon on May 12, 1929, to Louise and Warren Crutcher. She died comfortably at her home in San Mateo on July 18 after a lengthy illness. She was lovingly cared for by Marta Ortiz and Teotepi Leota. FiFi was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years Robert J.J.(Bob), and her brother Kenneth Crutcher. She leaves behind her son Regan,...
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Juanita J. Livingstone

June 1, 1924 - July 4, 2015

Passed away at home after a brief illness, surrounded by her family. Born and raised in San Francisco, graduated from George Washington High School, worked at the SF Examiner where she met her husband, Noel, who preceded her in death in 1998 after 50 years of marriage. Survived by her daughters, Cookie Kaplan, Noella Markovich, Denise Sanchez and son, Tom Livingstone, along with grandchildren,...
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Mary Desmond Puccinelli

August 8, 1921 - July 3, 2015

Mary Desmond Puccinelli, ninety-three year old mother, grandmother and great grandmother of Burlingame, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 3, 2015 at home with family by her side. She was born in San Francisco, August 8, 1921 to the late Mary and Dennis Desmond. Mary graduated St Paul's Catholic High School. She traveled to Seattle in 1942 to marry the love of her life, the late John B....
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Stella S. Durr (Estelle)

March 4, 1924 - June 20, 2015

Stella Durr, age 91, passed away in her home June 20, 2015. She enjoyed many visits from loving family members during her last months. Stella was born in Pennsylvania and moved to California in 1942. She and her husband, Harold Durr, had four children, Barbara Morrison, Alan Durr, Ardys Durr, and Barry Durr. All are living. There are seven grandchildren, Sheryl, Cliff, Leah, Lisa, Garrett,...
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Wesley Stephen Malkemus

March 9, 1924 - June 18, 2015

Beloved husband of June Malkemus, devoted father of Stephen and Timothy Malkemus, proud grandfather of Jolene Conklin, Rebekah Dibene, Nathan Malkemus, Blake Malkemus, Jacob Malkemus, Ryan Malkemus, Erik Malkemus, and Kyle Malkemus, and loving great grandfather of Madeleine, Tyler, Jason, and Travis Dibene; Emma, Ian, and Katie Conklin; and Kylie and Luke Malkemus. Wesley passed away peacefully...
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Bernadetta Harris Dowd

June 3, 1938 - June 8, 2015

Bernadetta peacefully passed away in her sleep June 8, 2015, at her home. She was the beloved wife of 52 years to Ed Dowd; loving mother of Tom Dowd, Jim Dowd, and Mary Pat Slate. She was a long-time resident of Burlingame and enjoyed a long career as a Registered Nurse at Seton Medical Center. Bernie was born June 3, 1938 in Price, Utah the daughter of John Doyle ("J.D.") Harris and Mary...
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Elizabeth J. "Betty" Brookes

June 22, 1920 - June 8, 2015

Elizabeth J. "Betty" Brookes, beloved wife of the late Rolf H. Brookes, devoted mother of Linda Lanier (Sterling IV), Alan Brookes (Mora) and Brian Brookes, adored grandmother of Leslie Trigg (Mike) and Sterling Lanier V (Jessica), cherished "GG" of Cole, Chase, Dylan and Bailey. Died June 8, 2015 two weeks short of her 95th birthday. Betty and Rolf were 40-year residents of Mariemont, Ohio...
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Theresa Marie Trizuto

November 7, 1926 - June 7, 2015

Resident of Burlingame for 57 years died peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, June 7, 2015 Theresa, a native San Franciscan, graduated from St Vincent's High School. She was the beloved wife of Joseph 'Andy' Trizuto for 68 years. She was known for her clever wit, intelligence, and most of all her kindness. She was gracious and gifted with great personal charm. She was also an avid reader who...
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Ernest Dixon

June 6, 2015

Ernest Raymond Dixon June 8, 1957 - June 6, 2015 Resident of Burlingame, CA Ernie was born in New York and passed away in Burlingame, CA on June 6, 2015. He worked in the clothing retail industry for many years. He will be dearly missed by his brother, Andrew Dixon. Friends and family are invited to a visitation at Crosby-N. Gray & Co., 2 Park Road, Burlingame, CA on Saturday, June 13,...
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Dragica Krog Rados

May 26, 2015

Dragica was born in Zagreb Croatia on Sept. 18, 1918. At the age of twelve, she began performing at the Croatian National Theater. These early experiences led to accomplished performances in light opera, operetta, comedy and drama. Interrupted by the events of WWII, she emigrated to Argentina and later to US. She continued to promote liberty for her native Croatia before, during and after the...
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Barbara "Bobbie" Williams Swift

May 23, 2015

Barbara W. Swift, born May 13, 1929 in Dallas, Texas, passed away peacefully at her home with her family by her side on May 23, 2015. Barbara, known to family and friends as Bobbie, was the only child of William H. & Gladys Williams. She was preceded in death by the love of her life, Jack (1986) and leaves behind her four children John Swift (Katie) of San Juan Capistrano, Susan Grau (Randy) of...
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George Chapin Beattie, M.D.

September 24, 1919 - May 16, 2015

George Chapin Beattie, M.D., (1919-2015) died peacefully in his home on May 16, 2015, after a long and productive life, spent with family, and in service to the community as a skilled and compassionate surgeon and physician. He is survived by his beloved wife of 68 years, Nancy, his sons Michael and Eric and daughter Suzanne McDowell; grandchildren Jennifer, Stephanie, Megan and Anna Beattie and...
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Marie O'Halloran

May 15, 2015

Marie O'Halloran Marie O'Halloran passed away at her home in San Mateo on May 15th. She was the eldest of five children born to James and Catherine McPartland on November 18, 1931, in San Francisco. She attended St. Anthony's Grammar School and graduated in 1946 from I.C.A. High School in San Francisco. A long-time resident of San Mateo, she was a devoted Catholic and was long active at St....
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Donald A. Banks

May 2, 2015

Donald A Banks April 6, 1926 - May 2, 2015 Resident of Millbrae Donald A. Banks, age 89, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Peninsula Hospital in Burlingame. He was born in Buffalo, New York to Donald and Helen (Ackerman) Banks as their only child. Don served with the U.S. Navy during WWII and then graduated from San Jose State. He worked for Del Monte for 35 years and...
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Josephine Jo Donaghy-Pass

May 1, 2015

Josephine (Jo) Donaghy-Pass October 26, 1925 - May 1, 2015 Beloved wife, mother and grandmother Jo-Jo, passed May 1,2015 in San Mateo Ca. She was born in Belfast Ireland, where she met and married the love of her life, Seaman Captain Ronald Pass. They immigrated to the United States in 1960, with only daughter, Linda. Settling in Southern California and eventually to San Mateo, to be nearer...
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Lorraine E. Obwald

August 18, 1918 - April 29, 2015

Lorraine Obwald passed away Tuesday, April 28th at the age of 96 leaving behind her two daughters Patricia Forse of Penn Valley and Christina Nihil of Pacifica and step-son Richard Obwald of San Carlos. Lorraine was the daughter of Frances and Victor Paulson. She was devoted to her family, deceased husband Louis and grandchildren Kimberly Madison and Kenneth Forse and great-grandchildren Taylor...
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David Crosatto

July 30, 1920 - April 29, 2015

Lifelong resident of the Peninsula. Beloved father of Don Crosatto and father in law of Paula Crosatto of Burlingame. Grandfather of Peter and Angela. Predeceased by his wife Marian. Survived by his devoted caregiver Chell Rita and countless treasured friends, who meant so much to him. A radio pioneer at KJBS and KFAX and Army veteran of World War II, David, found true pleasure in service to...
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Mario Cassanego

March 3, 1926 - April 26, 2015

Beloved husband of Arianna; widower of Giovannina; father to Paul; brother to Joe, John, and Louise; brother-in-law, cousin, Uncle and Zio to many in the U.S.A., Italy, and Canada; and friend to many. Born in Arre, PD, Italy, to Angelo and Gilda, he was raised on the family farm in the Po Valley. He moved with his family to McCloud, CA where he completed high school. Upon entering the Army...
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Donald Julius Iusi

April 25, 2015

Donald Julius Iusi 1927 - 2015 Donald Iusi passed away April 25, 2015 in San Mateo. He was 88. Born in Oakland, California on March 16, 1927, he was a long-time resident of San Mateo. He was the loving husband of Doris Calori Iusi; adored father of Donna Scheer (James); brother-in-law of Lawrence J. Caserza and the late Lena Calori Caserza; uncle of Ronald Caserza (Diane) and the late Pamela...
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Margaret Stone

September 19, 1942 - April 24, 2015

Margaret "Margi" Stone, a long-time resident of San Mateo, passed away at Mills Peninsula Hospital on April 24, 2015. A memorial service is to be held at 10:00 am on Friday, May 1, 2015 at the CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF SAN MATEO, 225 Tilton Ave., with Rev. Dr. Penny Nixon officiating. A complete obituary will be published soon.
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Robert "Bob" Kelly

August 1, 1936 - April 21, 2015

It is with great sadness the family of Robert "Bob" Kelly announces his passing. He died peacefully at home with his family by his side on April 21, 2015. Bob was born and raised in San Francisco, son of the late John F. Kelly and Lena Chiesa Kelly. He lived a wonderful life filled with adventure, accomplishment, and the love of family and friends. Bob was a hardworking man, humorous,...
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Stan Distel

July 18, 1930 - April 20, 2015

Stan Distel passed away peacefully on Monday, April 20, 2015 in Burlingame, CA. He was 84 years old. Stan was born in Glendale, CA, on July18, 1930, to Stan and Zelda Distel. After graduating from Cathedral High School, he joined the Air Force National Guard and was stationed at Hamilton Air Base in San Rafael, CA. It was there, at a dance on the base, that he met the love of his life, Teresa ...
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Luis Gonzalez Moran

April 18, 2015

Luis Gonzalez Moran, Born in Mexico and passed away in Burlingame, CA at the age of 80. Luis was a business owner of Custom upholstery and furniture for forty-seven years. He was a devoted family man. He is survived by his wife, Dolores and his children. Luis will be missed by friends and family. Friends and family are invited to a Memorial Mass on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 7:00pm at Our...
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Anita M. Brandmeir

January 8, 1920 - April 16, 2015

Anita M. Brandmeir, age 95, passed away after a lengthy illness on Thursday, April 16, 2015. Anita is survived by her husband of 50 years, Robert C. Brandmeir of Burlingame, CA. Also surviving are sons, Glen L. Murphy (Georgene) of Rolling Prairie, IN and Robert M. Murphy (Arlene) of Tukwila, WA. Anita was blessed with five grandchildren: Keith Murphy, Sandra Murphy, Anne (Murphy) Knudsen,...
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Inta Sarma Macs Hasenkamp

April 11, 2015

Inta Sarma Macs Hasenkamp died on April 11, 2015, from complications following a stroke seven months ago. Born on December 2, 1939, in Riga, she was proud of her Latvian heritage. She and her family came to the United States after World War II, having survived the German and Soviet invasions of Latvia and the bombing of Dresden, and settled in Tacoma, Washington, where her father was a...
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Jennie Lee Rowley

November 5, 1934 - April 5, 2015

Jennie Lee Rowley, 80, of San Mateo passed away on April 5, 2015. She was born in Detroit, MI on November 5, 1934. Jennie was a beloved mother and a cherished grandmother, Nana. She dedicated herself to her children Jeff, Stacy and Cliff in endless ways. She was devoted to her granddaughters Kayla and Rachel and spent countless hours doing art projects. She never missed an opportunity...
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Patricia Joann O'Leary

November 18, 1933 - April 5, 2015

Patricia Joann O'Leary, surrounded by family, passed away peacefully on Easter Sunday April 5th, 2015. Pat was born in Dunlap, Iowa and moved to San Francisco at the age of 9. She graduated From Poly High School in 1951. In 1953 she married the love of her life, John O'Leary. John and Pat were married for 50 years. She is survived by her son Vince (Vicki), daughter Patty, son John(Lois)...
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Jennifer Barbara Gurevitz (Mitchell)

November 6, 1943 - April 5, 2015

Jennifer, beloved wife of Dr. Howard Gurevitz (deceased) lost her valiant two-year battle with lung cancer on Easter Sunday, April 5. Jennifer left Halifax, Yorkshire in August 1967 to join her sister Linda in San Francisco, California. She became a naturalized U.S. Citizen on July 16, 1976. A resident of San Mateo since the 1970's, Jennifer joins her beloved parents Fred & Irene...
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Arielle Ghika Brenneck

September 15, 1936 - April 4, 2015

Born in Paris, France, Arielle emigrated to the U.S. during World War II. The family eventually settled in Fallbrook, CA and raised avocados and citrus. She was an avid reader and lover of the arts. She pursued an interest in learning to cook foods from around the world. And she had a particular passion and talent for raising succulents, cacti, and orchids. Arielle was deeply committed to...
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Amos C. Carey

October 18, 1926 - March 31, 2015

The Rev. Amos C. Carey, age 88, of San Mateo, Husband of deceased Sally Jo and Father of Edith Johnson, San Diego and Peter Carey, San Bruno died March 31, 2015. Fr. Carey was a resident of San Mateo County for 49 years. After serving congregations in Pennsylvania, Texas and California, he assisted at many congregations while pursuing a business career until he retired from Blue Shield...
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Albina Garibaldi Parma

August 4, 1915 - March 31, 2015

Beloved wife of Orazio "Russ" Parma, caring sister of the late Mary Hutchings, Ray Garibaldi & Eugene Garibaldi, devoted mother of Arleen Johnson & Gary Parma, precious grandmother of Andrea Parma. Albina affected many many lives with her remarkable acceptance of & compassion for everyone she encountered. She kept close friendships with childhood friends in Colma, with friends she met as a...
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Susan Keshishian Levya

September 25, 1912 - March 29, 2015

Beloved wife of Albert J. Leyva, Jr. for 68 years, caring sister of Vincent, Joseph, and Harry (all deceased), loving mother of Gary Leyva of Somers, Connecticut and Gayl Fitzgerald of San Mateo, California. She was a devoted grandmother to Victoria Leyva Yerton, Kevin Leyva, Jack, Joey, and Timmy Fitzgerald, and great-grandmother to Keira, Colin, and Ian Yerton. Susan was active in the PTA...
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Suzanne A. Malik

August 8, 1966 - March 29, 2015

Suzanne Angelina Malik August 8, 1966 – March 29, 2015 Resident of Burlingame Age 48, Suzanne passed away unexpectedly at home March 29. A native San Franciscan, Suzanne graduated from Lowell High School ('84), and attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo earning her Bachelor of Architecture and meeting her husband, John, also an architect. She spent most of her career in...
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Adele C. Rina Rossi

September 5, 1927 - March 28, 2015

Adele C. (Rina) Rossi was born in Valletti (P. La Spezia) Italy on September 5, 1927. She passed away at the age of 87 surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at her home in Millbrae. She is survived by her beloved children, daughter Evelyn (Salvatore), son John (Deborah), son Sergio (Cathy) and son Robert (Gina). Grandchildren, Giuliana (Juan), Danny, Angella (Chris),...
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Alison Miriam Wood McCown

September 30, 1936 - March 21, 2015

Beloved wife of Dale C. McCown of Redwood City; daughter of deceased parents, Opal and Lucian Wood of Burlingame; sister-in-law of George and Karen McCown of Portola Valley; sister-in-law of Garey Wood and deceased brother Norman of Saratoga; aunt of Leah Zanella of San Jose and her son, Anthony; aunt of Brian Wood and his wife, Lisa of San Jose and their children, Samantha and Madison; cousin...
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Michele Freethy Hassler

March 21, 2015

Michele Freethy Hassler (63) passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. She inspired her family and friends with her positive spirit. She beat cancer by not letting it define her life, and she was touched by the overwhelming support of her friends during her illness. Born in San Francisco, she attended St. Catherine's Elementary School, Mercy High School, San Jose State and University...
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Florence Henderson Meisel

March 20, 2015

Florence Henderson Meisel June 4, 1920- March 20, 2015 died in her own home, on the first day of Spring, surrounded by family and led in peaceful prayer by her beloved pastor, Fr. John Ryan. She was born to Mary Flossie & William (Bill) Henderson, in Marysville, Louisiana and raised in Diamond Springs, CA. She attended St. Mary's Nursing School in San Francisco, and it was there that she met the...
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Leon Belaustegui

April 1, 1926 - March 17, 2015

Leon died peacefully and without pain at home holding hands with his devoted wife Jolene. They were together 45 years. Leon was the caring brother of Francis Brown, Jerre Rubalcoba and Phyllis Noriega, devoted father of Nina Rescino, Peter Belaustegui, Anna Collazo and Rose Pedder, treasured stepfather of Andy Gellepis, Kim Gotthardt and Julie Hatter, cherished grandfather of 17 grandchildren...
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Patricia Ellen Taylor

December 27, 1924 - March 17, 2015

Born in Fresno, CA., December 27, 1924, Patricia died March 17, 2015 peacefully at home in Hillsborough with her loving husband of 68 years and her family by her side. She is survived by her husband, Glenhall E. Taylor, Jr., her brother Paul Ames Peterson, Esq. of La Jolla, CA and her children: author Myrica S. Taylor of Santa Monica, CA, Glenhall E. Taylor III, M.D. of Walnut Creek, CA, James M....
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John Milton O'Donnell

February 1, 1928 - March 11, 2015

On March 11, 2015, John O'Donnell passed away at home. He leaves behind Shirley, his wife of 60 years and four daughters: Linda (Locke), Jayne (Miller), Beth (Young) and Amy (Sehayek), as well as seven grandchildren: Elizabeth, Sarah, Brian, Andrew, Samuel, Benjamin and Rachel. Born in Beaverdale, Pennsylvania on February 1, 1928, son of Anthony and Elizabeth O'Donnell. Known as Milt to his...
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Thomas Joseph O'Rourke

June 7, 1949 - March 9, 2015

Tom entered eternal life surrounded by his family and loved ones. Beloved husband of Mary O'Rourke, devoted father of Brian, Tara and Kelly O'Rourke. Preceded in death by his parents Joe and Mary O'Rourke and brother James "Clint" O'Rourke. Born and raised in San Francisco, a graduate of Sacred Heart High School and San Francisco State University. In 1978 Tom moved to Washington D.C. in sight...
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Ida Lombardo

March 7, 2015

February 12, 1928-March 7, 2015 Ida "Nonna" Lombardo (née Scorza) of Hillsborough, California, died peacefully on March 7, 2015 at Mills Peninsula Hospital at the age of 87. Ida is survived by her two children: her daughter, Francesca Lombardo (son-in-law, Frank Pasacreta), of Hillsborough; and her son, Maurice Lombardo, of San Francisco. She is also survived by her four grandchildren: Regina...
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Lewis Pembroke Macy "Lew" Brooks

March 6, 2015

Lewis Pembroke Macy Brooks "Lew" – July 16, 1925 to March 6, 2015. Dad passed peacefully in his home surrounded by his family. His history and our memories in brief: Indian motorcycle, wrestling in his dining room with his brother; his mother directing them with planting in their backyard in Virginia; graduating at 17 from high school; World War II; Virginia Tech; Bachelor of Mechanical...
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Cody Scott Nowlin

April 3, 1984 - February 23, 2015

Cody Scott Nowlin April 3, 1984 - February 23,2015 Resident of Burlingame, Ca. Beloved son of Carol and Lonnie Nowlin. Cherished brother of Hailey Nowlin. Devoted father of Nikolas Nowlin. Treasured grandson of John Bauer. During his short thirty years, Cody touched many lives with his energetic mannerism. He will forever be remembered for his wit, kindness and love of family and...
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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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Janet Ford Crandall

April 10, 1940 - February 2, 2015

Janet Ford Crandall died peacefully in her sleep surrounded by friends and family on February 2, 2015. Jan and identical twin, Charlotte, were born in San Francisco, California on April 10, 1940 to Lawrence Charles Ford and Janet Ditz Ford. Jan and Char were personally inseparable and photographically indistinguishable. "The twins" were natural athletes, growing up riding horses, playing tennis,...
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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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