Our Obituaries

Michael Moloney

December 2, 1940 - December 14, 2014

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

December 12, 2014

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

December 11, 2014

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

December 10, 2014

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

July 28, 1929 - December 8, 2014

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

March 15, 1938 - December 7, 2014

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

January 28, 1953 - December 2, 2014

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

November 28, 2014

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

November 25, 2014

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

September 9, 1921 - November 22, 2014

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

November 22, 2014

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

August 11, 1956 - November 18, 2014

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

November 15, 2014

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

November 14, 2014

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

June 9, 1945 - November 12, 2014

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

September 29, 1930 - November 6, 2014

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

November 5, 2014

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

November 5, 2014

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

December 20, 1919 - October 25, 2014

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

October 14, 2014

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

October 14, 2014

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

October 12, 2014

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

October 6, 2014

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

October 4, 2014

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

October 4, 2014

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

October 1, 2014

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

September 26, 2014

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

September 20, 2014

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

September 19, 2014

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

September 16, 2014

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

October 8, 1946 - September 8, 2014

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

September 3, 2014

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

September 1, 2014

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

February 26, 1921 - August 31, 2014

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

June 5, 1940 - August 28, 2014

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

August 24, 2014

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

August 14, 2014

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

August 12, 2014

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

August 11, 2014

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

June 2, 1929 - August 9, 2014

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

June 11, 1925 - August 7, 2014

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

July 5, 1990 - August 5, 2014

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

August 3, 2014

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

August 2, 2014

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

April 16, 1943 - July 30, 2014

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

July 30, 2014

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

July 27, 2014

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

July 21, 2014

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

July 21, 2014

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

July 16, 2014

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

October 16, 2003 - July 16, 2014

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

July 4, 2014

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

July 2, 2014

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

June 30, 2014

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

February 26, 1937 - June 30, 2014

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

October 21, 1946 - June 25, 2014

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

June 24, 2014

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

June 14, 2014

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

June 12, 2014

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

June 9, 2014

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

June 6, 2014

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

June 6, 2014

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

February 20, 1951 - June 3, 2014

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

June 3, 2014

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

June 2, 2014

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

May 24, 2014

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

May 5, 1919 - May 23, 2014

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

May 22, 2014

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

May 21, 2014

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

April 18, 1923 - May 21, 2014

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

May 9, 2014

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

May 8, 2014

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

November 9, 1949 - May 6, 2014

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

October 16, 1945 - May 6, 2014

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

May 4, 2014

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

May 4, 2014

Michael was born in August 12th in Jaffa, Palestine to Andoni and Maria Bahu. He was the first born of his siblings on the homeland to his parents after a 17 year immigration to Buenos Aires, Argentina. He grew up in Jaffa and lived there going to Catholic school and working for the British Army as a welder until the 1948 war that displaced the whole family to the West Bank city of Ramallah. He...
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Joshua De Leon Buera

April 8, 1983 - May 4, 2014

A man beyond his years. A man who traveled through life with humor, ambition, courage, love, compassion, and humility. He was always willing to help anyone in their time of need and most importantly, he was always willing to be a friend. You could always count on him to make you laugh and to just be present in the moment. He always reminded you to love and live your life and to never make it...
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Michael Joseph Simms

April 28, 2014

Michael Joseph Simms of San Mateo, CA. was born February 26, 1962 to Gloria and Donald Simms in St. Louis, Missouri. He was a National Merit Scholar from Kirkwood High School, where he played baseball and varsity soccer. His younger brothers Christopher P. Simms, of Sun Valley, Idaho and Matthew K. Simms, of Huntington, Indiana, survive him. Mike graduated from Missouri University of Science...
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Patricia Kockos

March 2, 1926 - April 20, 2014

Patricia Ann Moriarty Kockos, cherished wife, mother, grandmother, relative, and friend passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Sunday, April 20, 2014. She was 88. Preceded in death by her beloved husband, John H. Kockos, and her treasured brothers and sisters, Joseph M. Moriarty, Dorothy Dixon, Gwendolyn Keagle, and Virginia Cosgrave, Pat was the loving mother of six children,...
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Walter Paul Bartke

April 18, 2014

WALTER PAUL BARTKE FEBRUARY 3, 1929 - APRIL 18, 2014 47 Year Resident of Millbrae, CA Beloved husband of Hope Bartke, loving father of Roselle (husband David), and Paul, dear brother of Margaret. Also survived by cherished granddaughter Alana. Was born in Vallejo, Ca, lived in Lodi, CA, moved to San Francisco, CA , graduated from SF Sacred Heart High School, served in the United States...
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Dorothy Helen Kislingbury

April 17, 2014

Dorothy Helen Kislingbury March 1, 1923 — April 17, 2014 Dorothy "Dottie" Helen Kislingbury, a longtime Peninsula resident, died April 17 surrounded by her family and caregivers. She was 91. She was born in Boston, Mass., the daughter of Karsten and Lena Bauer.The family moved to Burlingame when she was 10 and to New Jersey when she was 15. She attended Burlingame High School and...
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Susan Ruggeri Hubbard

April 16, 2014

Susan Hubbard 1938 - 2014 Resident of Burlingame Susan Ruggeri Hubbard entered into eternal rest on April 16, 2014 after succumbing to cancer. Susan was born to parents Attilio and Adeline Ruggeri on January 5, 1938 in San Francisco, California, the youngest daughter in the Ruggeri family of five sisters and one brother. In July 1943, the family moved from San Francisco to San Bruno. Susan...
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Marshall Harold Feldman

August 4, 1943 - April 9, 2014

Marshall Harold Feldman August 4, 1943 - April 9, 2014 Resident of Burlingame, CA Born in Monroe, Michigan to Bertha Cooper Feldman and Philip Feldman, Marshall spent his early years in Uniontown, PA, surrounded by the large "Cooper Clan". He graduated from Uniontown High School in 1961, and moved on to Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, where he played baseball for 4 years with the Dukes....
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George K. Nagata

April 7, 2014

George K. Nagata May 17, 1935 - April 7, 2014 Resident of Burlingame George was born in Japan and passed away in Burlingame, California on April 7, 2014. George was a violist with the San Francisco Symphony for 34 years. He is survived by his wife, Barbara. George made many friends who enjoyed his wonderful sense of humor. He will be missed by many. Memorial Services are pending.
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John Thomas Casey

April 4, 2014

John Thomas Casey January 17, 1924- April 4, 2014 Passed away on April 4th at his home in Burlingame surrounded by his family. He had reached ninety years of age. Jack is survived by his cherished wife Barbara Dalmon Casey and by his beloved children Dennis, Michael and Kathleen. He was a devoted father-in-law to Terrie Mesa-Casey and William Rothschild. Jack's treasured grandchildren Conor...
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Leonid Jacob Karpenko

April 2, 2014

Leonid Jacob Karpenko of Belmont, California passed away on April 2, 2014 at the age of eighty-five. He was an electronics engineer for over 45 years. He is survived by his wife, Svetlana and their children. Panihida will be on Monday, April 7, 2014 at 6:00pm and a Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 10:00am, at All Saints Russian Orthodox Church, 744 El Camino Real,...
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Mary Sandra MacKenzie-Graham

April 1, 2014

A lifelong lover of art, antiques, and natural beauty, Sandra MacKenzie-Graham of Burlingame died unexpectedly at her home on April 1, only 10 days before her 75th birthday. Sandra was treasured by friends, colleagues, and family who knew her as a reserved yet loving person who never failed to show her concern for others. She was a devoted member of the Episcopal congregation. The funeral...
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Maria Martynkevich

March 29, 2014

Maria Martynkevich July 1, 1925 - march 29, 2014 Maria was born in Belarus and passed away in Burlingame, California. She was a resident of San Mateo County for 15 years. She is survived by her daughter, Irene Tarasova. Maria will be missed by many family and friends. A Chapel Service will be on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 10:00am at Serbian Cemetery, 1801 Hillside Blvd., Colma, CA.
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Charles Thomas Izmirian

March 28, 2014

Charles T. Izmirian Charles Izmirian passed away on March 28, 2014 after a long illness. A life-long resident of San Mateo-Hillsborough, Charles was a well-known Realtor and dedicated community activist. He held leadership positions in many local organizations, serving as Chair of the San Mateo County Hospital Foundation Board and as Founding Director of Career Closet of San Mateo. Charles...
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Forrest Nels Faulknor

March 25, 2014

Forrest N. Faulknor Born December 15, 1928 in Chippewa Falls, WI. He died peacefully on March 25, 2014 in San Mateo, CA and is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Mary Anne (Flaherty). He was the proud and loving father of seven: Michael (Joyce), Laure Zabek, Patrick, Guy (Carol Frehring), Jimmy (Robyn), and Lucie (Dawn Logsdon). Predeceased by son, Robert. He'll be missed by his devoted...
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Benito Baca Garcia

March 22, 2014

Benito Baca Garcia, was born in Guatemala and passed away in Burlingame, California at the age of 73. Resident of San Mateo County for 30 years. He was a construction worker for over 20 years. He is survived by his wife, Hortencia Santos Baca, his son, Marcus Bard; and many friends and family. Friends and family are invited to attend the Funeral Service on Monday, March 24, 2014 at 7:00pm at...
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Mae Sinatra

March 16, 2014

Mae Sinatra 6/26/1924 – March 16, 2014 Resident of Burlingame, CA. Mae Sinatra was born in New York, New York, in 1924, one of six children whose parents emigrated in 1917 from the small town of Polizzi Generosa, located atop of the Madonie Mountains in Italy. She grew up in the East Village of Manhattan and attended public schools there. During her career, she held a variety of...
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Edith Coe Gray

March 12, 2014

Edith Coe Gray July 26, 1918 - March 12, 2014 Resident of San Francisco, California Edith passed away in Burlingame, California at the age of 95. She was a secretary in the hospitality industry for 20 years. She is survived by her daughter, Darlene (Blair) Gray. At her request, no service will be held.
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Albert Kapkin

March 12, 2014

Albert Kapkin Albert Kapkin passed away at his home in Burlingame on March 12, 2014. He was the belolved husband of 64 years to Santina Kapkin; loving father of Jane Parkhurst and the late David Kapkin; dear father in law of Douglas Parkhurst; also survived by Robert Kapkin, Timothy Muzio, and several other loving nieces and nephews. Born in San Francisco on February 4, 1927, the youngest...
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Kathleen N. Turley

March 7, 2014

Kathleen N. Turley October 4, 1919 - March 7, 2014 Resident of Castro Valley, California Kathleen was born in Redlands, California and passed away in Castro Valley, California. She worked for over 50 years in the publishing industry. She is survived by her daughter, Kathleen Ann Turley. She will be missed by all. Friends and family are invited to a Panahida on Monday, March 10, 2014 at 6...
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Walter Eugene Anderson, Jr.

March 6, 2014

Walter Eugene Anderson, Jr. May 21, 1938 - March 6, 2014 Resident of Burlingame, California Walter was a long time resident of Burlingame, California. Walter honorably served in the Air Force. He was a general contractor for over 30 years. Walter is survived by his wife, Ernestine A. Url-Anderson and his children. Friends and family are invited to a Memorial Service on Tuesday, March 25,...
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Virginia Mary Arnold

February 27, 2014

Virginia Mary Arnold Resident of Burlingame Passed away on February 27, 2014, in Las Vegas NV. She was born in San Mateo CA, at Mills Memorial Hospital on September 4, 1923, to parents, John Edgar Arnold and Edna Anderson Arnold. She is survived by numerous beloved nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews as well as great, great nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by all. Ginger...
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Edward Galletti

February 27, 2014

Edward Galletti Apr. 13, 1915 - Feb. 27, 2014 Ed was born in Favale di Malvaro Italy on April 13, 1915, the eleventh child of David and Carmela Galletti. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carmen. Ed is survived by his loving daughter, Clara, son-in-law, Tom, as well as two grandchildren, Daniella (Kevin) and Ted (Susan) and two great-grandchildren, Jack and Will. He is also survived by...
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William R. Amaroli

February 26, 2014

William Ralph Amaroli Mar. 13, 1925 – Feb. 26, 2014 Passed away peacefully with family by his side, Bill enjoyed a truly wonderful life. Born in San Francisco, Bill attended Galileo High and served in the Navy in World War II on the USS Anthony Destroyer. Bill married his forever love Doris (Honey Pot) in 1950 and their beautiful journey lasted nearly 64 years. Bill leaves behind...
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Virginia Marie Baker

February 25, 2014

Virginia Baker of Burlingame passed away on February 25, 2014 at the age of 94. She was surrounded by her family and her special angel, Agnus. Virginia was born in San Francisco on December 8, 1919 to Margaret and John O'Leary. She was raised in San Francisco where she met her husband, Joseph Baker. She is survived by her son, Jerry(Candy), her brother, Ray O'Leary(Joy), daughter in law, Pat...
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