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Josephine V. Nocentini (Delucchi)

December 2, 1923 - November 25, 2015

Beloved wife of deceased Al Nocentini and caring mother of Joan Auran (Tim) and Ken Nocentini (Loretta). Loving grandmother to Lisa Miller (Mike), Janele Auranicky (Amy), Tiffany Nocentini, Brett Nocentini (Nichole) and Nick Nocentini (Lisa). Great Grandmother (Kookie) to Bailey, Madison, Brayden and Bryce Miller; Giada, Vivian and Gemma Auranicky; Chase, Sadie and Ella Nocentini. She was the...
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Ahmad Abrishamian

May 16, 1924 - November 22, 2015

Ahmad Abrishamian was a true pioneer and adventurer. The second-born son of a successful businessman and a talented homemaker, Ahmad, who was born in Tabriz, Iran, left his home in Tehran at the age of 21 in search of a new life in the West. At a time when only a small number of Persian students were studying abroad, Ahmad made his way to England and then America. While studying Business at...
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Sarah DiMare

November 21, 2015

Sarah was very active at Our Lady of Angels Parish in Burlingame and also at Marian Center. Sarah's schooling was at St. Anthony's and Commerce High in San Francisco. She was also a published creative writer. Sarah was the daughter of the late Nina and Salvatore DiMare. She is survived by her brother Santo DiMare, sister-in-law Grace DiMare, and nephews Kenneth DiMare and David DiMare. She is...
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James Thomas Quinn

November 21, 2015

James Thomas Quinn, a longtime resident of Burlingame, passed away peacefully with family by his side on November 21, 2015. Jim, who was preceded in death by his parents, James and Mary (Connor) Quinn, will be dearly missed by his loving wife of 41 years, Joyce (Ramacciotti) Quinn, his son Michael, his daughters Marianne Thodas (Randy) and Monica Quinn, his grandsons Andrew and Zachary Thodas,...
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Marie Karageorgiou

April 2, 1919 - November 11, 2015

Beloved mother of Alexandre Karageorgiou; devoted grandmother to Alexander and Serge; loving great-grandmother to Kyra and Gregory; and an all-around caring woman to all who knew her. Marie was born in Tomsk (Siberia), Russia; moved with her family to Harbin, China; was kicked out of China when Communist Rule took over; and traveled with her husband (Boris) and son (Alexandre) through over 15...
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Ora V. Bryant Walker

November 9, 2015

Ora Virginia Bryant Walker, born on June 14, 1915, departed this world on November 9, 2015. Her parents were Frank Bryant and Stella Mariani Bryant. Ora was the descendant of pioneering California families. Her Grandmother Bryant traveled across country in a covered wagon. Her Grandfather Mariani owned the first hardware store in San Francisco's Mission District. Ora graduated from the...
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Jane G. Pope

November 9, 2015

Jane Guernsey Pope February 19, 1917 – November 9, 2015 Resident of Burlingame Beloved mother of Susan Perry and Stephen Pope, cherished grandmother of Matthew, Marc, and Jaimie Pope, treasured great-grandmother of James, Aidan, and William Pope. Jane was born in San Francisco, raised along the Pacific Rim living in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, and Manila, completed high school...
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Bruce Henry Hasenkamp

November 8, 2015

Bruce Henry Hasenkamp passed away in his home on Saturday, November 7, 2015. Born in Brooklyn, NY, Mr. Hasenkamp grew up in Hillsdale, NJ, where he won several statewide awards for journalism and writing and went on to be a 1960 cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College. He majored in history and was executive editor of the daily newspaper and president of his fraternity, Sigma Phi Epsilon. Mr...
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Dennis Daul

November 7, 2015

Dennis Daul, beloved and loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother lost his battle with esophageal cancer on November 7th. He is survived by his wife Julie, son John (Angela), daughter Sara (Kyle), brothers Bill and Ken, grandsons Theo and Jack, and a granddaughter-to-be. He will be profoundly missed. An open house memorial service will be held on Friday, November 20th, 5-7pm at Crosby - N...
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Mary Battaini

October 30, 2015

Mary Battaini died in her home Friday, October 30 after a brief illness. She was the widow of the late Adolph Battaini and loving mother to Nancy (Aly Bruner), Richard, Susan (Philip Coyne), Joan, Michael (Nayada) and Michele and beloved grandmother to John, Betsey and Colum Coyne. She was predeceased by her parents Ernesto and Olga Boracchia, her sister Yolanda Smith, and brother Fred...
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Mary Juanita Gutierrez

October 25, 2015

Mary Juanita Gutierrez, age 84, of Hillsborough, California, passed away on Sunday October 25, 2015, surrounded by her large and loving family. "Juanita" had an unsurpassed love for God, life and her family. She took particular joy in planning the many parties and occasions that brought together her children and grandchildren to enjoy nights of laughter and fun. She dedicated her life to her...
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Yvonne Jeanne Giuseponi

February 1, 1955 - October 7, 2015

Yvonne J. Giuseponi (Née Louhoo), passed away at home in San Bruno on October 7th, 2015. A native of San Francisco. Dearly beloved wife of John Giuseponi. Loving mother of Nicole Giuseponi, Danielle Giuseponi and Gabrielle Giuseponi. Loving sister of Anne St. Lézin, sister-in-law of Lawrence St. Lezin and sister-in-law of Robert and Lisa Giuseponi. Also survived by her nephews and nieces, grand...
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Estella Nancy Gutierrez Loza

August 5, 1932 - October 4, 2015

Estella was born in San Francisco and passed away in Walnut Creek at the age of 83. She worked at a CPA office as an accountant for over 20 years. She will be dearly missed by her family and her friends at Tampico Terrace Care Center in Walnut Creek, CA. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, October 9, 2015 at 1:00pm at Crosby-N. Gray & Co., 2 Park Road, Burlingame, CA. Interment to...
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Brian Talbot Sheehan

July 20, 1937 - October 1, 2015

It is with deep sadness we share the peaceful passing of Rear Admiral (USN – Retired), Brian Talbot Sheehan on a beautiful Autumn day at his favorite place in Squaw Valley, CA on October 1, 2015. The Admiral was born in Gardner, Massachusetts on July 20, 1937. His voracious appetite for learning led to advanced degrees in chemical engineering and a PhD in microbiology led to the start of...
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Christy P. Armstrong

March 18, 1915 - October 1, 2015

Christian Peter Armstrong. Christy Armstrong passed away peacefully on October 1, 2015, in Burlingame at the age of 100. A 2nd generation native of San Francisco, he was born at home in Bernal Heights on March 18, 1915, to John Peter and Katharina Armstrong. He was a graduate of Commerce High School and UC Berkeley's College of Commerce (now the Haas School of Business). After graduating, he...
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Mary "Lee" Elizabeth Brenneisen

February 20, 1920 - September 28, 2015

Beloved by all who knew her, Lee was predeceased by her husband Leo S. Brenneisen, and her brother, William F. Kirsch, Jr. She is survived by cousins in Florida, Texas, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Germany, as well as many good friends of all ages around the world, and her devoted caregiver, Eimi Ofa. Lee was born in Paragould, Arkansas to William and Jess Kirsch. She and her...
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Flora Madrid Valentine

June 15, 1936 - September 18, 2015

Flora Madrid Valentine passed away in Foster City on September 18, 2015. She was the beloved mother of John Waggy, Linda Waggy, and Gina Fields; cherished grandmother of Cassandra Raquel Waggy, John Edward Waggy, Lauren Elizabeth Allen, and Calvin William Franco; dear mother in law of Anjelica Waggy and Roy Fields; she is also survived by three loving brothers: Jaime Madrid, Francisco Madrid,...
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Sharon Lee Schlageter

September 10, 2015

Sharon graduated from the University of Dayton, Ohio in 1956 with a B.A. in Sociology. Sharon worked at Disneyland for the summer. Sharon worked as a social worker in Dayton and then San Francisco, California. She met her husband in San Francisco at that time, was married in 1960 at St. Anthony's Church in Dayton and had her three daughters. She was an active member of St. Catherine of Siena...
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Daniel John Ruggiero

November 4, 1981 - September 6, 2015

Daniel John Ruggiero born on November 4, 1981. God took him away from his beautiful loving wife Erika, and sweet son Julius, and second son arriving in January, on September 6th, 2015. Jerry and Paula will miss their son's bright smile and beautiful blue eyes. Derrick, brother of Daniel will miss his fun playful ways. Daniel will be missed by his family and friends. We will celebrate Daniel's...
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Hanford N. Hank Lockwood III

September 5, 2015

Hank Lockwood passed away peacefully at home with his family near him in Burlingame, California on September 5, 2015. He was born on April 28, 1921 in Rockford, Illinois, the oldest of four children born to Hanford N. Lockwood II and Lillian (Atkinson) Lockwood. Both Hank and his father served in the Army during World War II, but his father died en route to a Japanese prisoner of war camp on a...
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Lynn King

June 12, 1922 - September 3, 2015

Lillian (Lynn) King died peacefully on Thursday, September 3rd 2015 in Burlingame, CA at the age of 93. Lynn is survived by her children Sherry and Lance, and five grandchildren Shaun, Christopher, Kai, Katrin and Mark. Lynn was born on June 12, 1922 in San Francisco, CA. to Clara and Harry King as one of five sisters. She attended Pepperdine University and studied law and medicine, but...
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Susan Marie Keen

September 2, 2015

Susan passed away Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at Kaiser Hospital South San Francisco with her devoted daughter and son-in-law at her side. She was 69. Loving mother to Sheila Doran, mother-in-law to John Doran, Beloved Grammy to James and Julia Doran. Preceded in death by her beloved husband Rich Keen and father Ivan Sorg. Dear daughter to Marie Sorg, sister to Dave and Debbie Sorg, Claudia...
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Giovanna (Joan) Teresa Gillard

September 1, 2015

Giovanna (Joan) Teresa Gillard January 16, 1942-September 1, 2015 Resident of Burlingame Joan died unexpectedly after heart surgery on Tuesday, September 1, 2015. Joan was the cherished daughter of the late Santina Cobar, beloved wife of the late Gregory Gillard, loving mother of Laura Michele (Gillard) Blue, devoted nonnie of Gina Santina Blue and treasured mother in-law of James Blue,...
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Miyoko Mizuno

September 1, 2015

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Coralia Carrigan Kuchins

August 21, 1922 - August 31, 2015

Coralia Carrigan Kuchins died peacefully on August 31, 2015. Born August 21, 1922 in San Francisco, Coralia was the daughter of Andrew and Coralia Carrigan and lived nearly her entire life in San Mateo County with a brief stint in San Francisco and a year in Arlington, VA. She attended Sacred Heart schools from elementary through college where she attended San Francisco College for Women at Lone...
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Aurora Tomadoni

November 17, 1924 - August 28, 2015

Aurora Tomadoni, long time San Mateo resident, passed away Friday August 28 after a short hospital stay. Aurora was born on November 17, 1924 in Buenos Aires, Agentina. She received a Bachelor's degree and taught English there as young woman. While on vacation in Machu Picchu, Aurora met an American couple who encouraged her to emigrate to the United States. In 1958, Aurora joined the...
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Benito T. Young

August 28, 2015

Friends and family are invited to a Vigil on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 7:00pm at Crosby-N. Gray & Co., 2 Park Road, Burlingame, CA and a Funeral Mass on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 11:00am at St. Luke's Church, 1111 Beach Park, Blvd., Foster City, CA.
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Robert Alexander McKerroll

February 12, 1930 - August 25, 2015

Lovingly remembered by his daughter Gregg of San Mateo, son Robert A. ("Sandy") McKerroll, Jr. and daughter-in-law Sandra of Los Angeles. Predeceased by the love of his life, his wife Beverley (Bunny); his parents Alexander John McKerroll and Margaret Elizabeth (Durie), and by his brother Jack and his brother Don. He is survived by his sister Jessie and brother-in-law David Murphy of Owen Sound,...
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Florie M. Cannon

January 9, 1975 - August 20, 2015

Florie Cannon passed away on August 20, 2015 at her home. She was 40. Born January 9, 1975 in San Francisco, she was the beloved daughter of Fran and John Cannon and loving sister of Matthew and John F. Cannon (and his wife, Roula); she is also survived by a nephew, Thano, and by several beloved aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Friends are invited to visit on Monday evening, August 24,...
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Gloria Lo

December 10, 1956 - August 19, 2015

Gloria S. Lo, passed away in Mountain View, CA at the age of 58. She spent her childhood in Hong Kong and moved with her family to San Francisco at the tender age of 13. A graduate of Francisco Junior High School, Galileo High School and San Francisco State University, Gloria enjoyed traveling and left her footprints all over the world. A beautiful person with radiating smile and compassion,...
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Mary Louise Trevithick

August 18, 2015

Mary Louise Trevithick April 9, 1927 - August 18, 2015 Child of God, faithful mother of Dan, Deborah, Kevin and Bruce Trevithick, proud grandmother to Victoria (Steven) Smith, Kelly (Jimmy) Carney, Margaret (Gokhan) Ates, Jacob Trevithick and Caroline Trevithick. Mother-in-Law to Jennifer (Ebling) Trevithick, Karen (Refvem) Chandler and Cheryl Leeth Trevithick. Mary Brennan was the daughter...
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James Michael Millett, Jr.

August 10, 1976 - August 12, 2015

James Michael Millett, Jr. August 10, 1976 - August 12, 2015 James Michael Millett, Jr., known as Michael, 39, of Burlingame, CA, died on August 12, 2015 from a fatal fall while hiking in Yosemite. Michael grew up in San Carlos and lived in the Bay Area all of his life. He graduated from Bellarmine High School and Santa Clara University and spent his career working in Silicon Valley. He is...
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Enes Marie Ciardella

April 13, 1925 - August 12, 2015

Enes Ciardella was born in San Francisco to Swiss immigrants Paulina and Lorenzo DeFanti. After high school Enes trained as an Army nurse cadet at Saint Mary's Hospital in San Francisco where she graduated as a registered nurse in 1946. While caring for Oliva Ciardella at Saint Mary's hospital, she met Oliva's son Elio. They fell in love and shared 64 wonderful years together. Enes was a...
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Albert J. Leyva, Jr.

May 5, 1925 - August 6, 2015

Albert, best known as Al, was the beloved husband of Susan Leyva (deceased) for 68 years, caring brother of Phyllis Leyva Fanning (deceased), loving father of Gary Leyva of Somers, Connecticut and Gayl Fitzgerald of San Mateo, California. He was a caring grandfather to Victoria Leyva Yerton, Kevin Leyva, Jack, Joey, and Timmy Fitzgerald, and great-grandfather to Keira, Colin, and Ian Yerton. Al...
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Barbara L. Leider

August 4, 2015

Barbara L. Leider August 30, 1933 - August 4, 2015 Barbara passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family. Beloved wife of Charles Leider, and devoted mother of Janice Mallette, Jeffrey Leider, and Julie Galea. She was the caring grandmother of Katelyn (husband Clay) Heisler, Amy Anstrom, Cody Chirolo, Nicholas Chirolo, and Conner Galea and the treasured great grandmother to Andrew...
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William Otis Dillingham II

January 9, 1951 - August 3, 2015

William Otis ("Bill") Dillingham II, was born in Mineola, New York to James B. Dillingham and Margaret Mueller Dillingham, on January 9, 1951. He was the husband of Patricia C. Dillingham, the brother of Margaret W. Genovese, Robert G. Dillingham, John E. Dillingham, and James B. Dillingham, Jr., and the father of James C. Dillingham and William Otis Dillingham III. Bill graduated from Garden...
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Larry John Speckman

July 31, 2015

Larry John Speckman, 1942-2015 Friends and family are invited to a memorial service on Saturday, August 22, 2015 from 1:00pm - 3:00pm at The Colonial Chapel of Crosby-N. Gray & Co. 2 Park Road, Burlingame, CA 94010.
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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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Douglas William Moir

May 16, 1961 - July 22, 2015

Douglas William Moir passed away on July 22nd at the age of 54. He battled cancer for over eight years. During that time he watched his daughter Laura graduate from the University of Arizona, he continued working as Vice President of Operations for Western Appliance of San Jose, he developed a deep and loving relationship with Janet Granger, and he provided inspiration to all of his friends,...
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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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Gail Gorski

July 20, 2015

Gail Gorski, 63, passed away on July 20, 2015 due to heart-related complications. Gail was a 747 Captain for United Airlines. She was the first female pilot hired by United in 1978 and her career helped pave the way for women in aviation. She began flying at 16 and pursued her dream of being a pilot at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, where she was later recognized as a Distinguished...
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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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Catherine Jean (Richardson) Kelly

April 20, 1929 - July 10, 2015

Our mom, a third generation San Franciscan born April 20, 1929, entered into rest with Christ Jesus on July 10, 2015. Mom joins her husband, Frank P. Kelly, Jr. and her son, John E. Kelly as well as her parents, John and Marion Jeanette Richardson and her brother, John E. Richardson, in eternal rest. Mom is survived by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Karen Kelly (Nicole,...
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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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George William Johnson

August 6, 1920 - June 13, 2015

George W. Johnson, a former longtime resident of San Mateo, passed away on June 13, 2015 in Lincoln, CA surrounded by his family. He was born on August 6, 1920 to parents Naomi C. Riffle and George E. Johnson in Portland, OR. He was married for 56 years and was a devoted husband to Frances L. Johnson who predeceased him in 2006. George was a wonderful husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather,...
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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 Leyva

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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