Skylawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park


Our Obituaries

Ming-Hsin Gao

August 16, 1928 - October 29, 2011

Ming-Hsin Gao was born on 08/16/1928 and passed away on 10/29/11. Ming-Hsin Gao was a resident of San Jose, CA.
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Phyllis Schlocker

February 24, 1929 - October 28, 2011

Phyllis Schlocker Resident of San Mateo 1929-2011 Phyllis Schlocker, beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother, passed away peacefully at the age of 82 on October 28th with her family by her side. Phyllis endured a heroic battle with cancer and complications from surgery. Phyllis will be best remembered by her love for her family including her husband Leo, daughter Sandy, her...
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Guo Cai Huang

November 27, 1929 - October 28, 2011

Mr. Guo Cai Huang was born on 11/27/1929 and passed away on 10/28/2011. Mr. Huang was a resident of San Francisco, CA.
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Chi Cho Wang

January 13, 1931 - October 27, 2011

Mr. Chi Cho Wang was born on 01/13/1931 and passed away on 10/27/2011. Mr. Wang was a resident of Fremont, CA.
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Betty Lew Quey

October 6, 1923 - October 24, 2011

Betty Lew Quey was born on October 6, 1923 and passed away on October 24, 2011. Betty was a resident of San Mateo, California.
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Mei-Nay Guo

February 22, 1942 - October 22, 2011

Mei-Nay Guo was born 2/22/1942 and passed away on 10/22/2011. Mei-Nay Guo was a resident of Castro Valley, CA.
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Maxine Olsson

December 26, 1926 - October 21, 2011

Loving daughter of Margaret Kleinsorg and Victor Wyman. Sister of Bernard Wyman (Patricia), Arlene Kron (Ronald), and preceded in death by Robert Wyman. Mother to Ann-Marie Olsson, Judith Cox, Christine Olsson, and Ellen Brittain (Craig). Grandmother to Christopher Cox and Lydia Hecomovich. Aunt to numerous nieces and nephews. A graduate of St. Mary's College of Nursing in San...
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Maxine Marie Olsson

December 26, 1926 - October 21, 2011

Loving daughter of Margaret Kleinsorg and Victor Wyman. Sister of Bernard Wyman (Patricia), Arlene Kron (Ronald), and preceded in death by Robert Wyman. Mother to Ann-Marie Olsson, Judith Cox, Christine Olsson, and Ellen Brittain (Craig). Grandmother to Christopher Cox and Lydia Hecomovich. Aunt to numerous nieces and nephews. A graduate of St. Mary's College of Nursing in San...
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Yun Ying Lu

September 29, 1921 - October 20, 2011

Yun Ying was born on September 29, 2011 and passed away on October 20, 2011. Yun Ying was a resident of San Leandro, California.
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Chih- Lan Chang

August 14, 1926 - October 18, 2011

Chih -Lan was born on August 14, 1926 and passed away on October 18, 2011. Chih- Lan was a resident of Fremont, California.
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Imelda Co Abad

May 28, 1934 - October 18, 2011

Imelda was born on May 28, 2011 and passed away on October 18,2011. Imelda was a resident of Concord, California.
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Tony Banh

October 24, 1956 - October 14, 2011

Tony was born on October 24, 1956 and passed away on October 14, 2011. Tony was a resident of Haywayd, California.
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Pao Lin Lee

October 4, 1928 - October 14, 2011

Pao Lin Lee was born on October 4, 1928 and passed away on October 14, 2011. Pao was a resident of Kowloon, China.
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Pao Lin Lee

October 5, 1928 - October 14, 2011

In Loving Memory – Mdm. Pao Lin Lee Mdm. Pao Lin Lee 李保玲女士 was born October 5, 1928 in Shanghai, China, and was the seventh in a family of nine children. Helpful and considerate as a child, she was her father's favorite "little darling". Upon her father's passing when she was seven, Mdm. Lee assumed the important role in supporting her Mother as she raised the family on her own. She...
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Mary C. Bench

February 10, 1953 - October 13, 2011

Mary Bench was born on February 10,1953 and passed away on October 13,2011. Mary was a resident of Clark, Washington.
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Harold Sandkulla

April 22, 1947 - October 12, 2011

HAROLD L. "SANDY" SANDKULLA Harold L. "Sandy" Sandkulla, age 64, passed away on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at Morningside Assisted Living and Alzheimer's Care Facility in Newport News. Harold was born on April 22, 1947 in Eureka, CA and is descended from the Yurok Indian tribe. He enlisted in the Air Force in April 1975 and retired in 1995. He continued to serve his country after...
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Adele Elliot

November 7, 1920 - October 10, 2011

Adele was bor on November 7,1920 and passed away on October 10,2011. Adele was a resident of Atherton, California.
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Yuh Hwa Wang

August 8, 1921 - October 9, 2011

Yuh was born on August 5, 1921 and passed away on October 9th, 2011. Yuh was a resident of San Jose, California.
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Vera Pinosky

August 7, 1917 - October 8, 2011

Vera Johnson Pinosky Our mom, Vera Pinosky, resident of San Mateo, passed away at the age of 94, on Oct. 8, 2011, in her home with her family by her side. She was a first generation American, born in S.F. on Aug. 7, 1917. Vera was the daughter of the late Amanda & Werner Johnson, Swedish immigrants. She was sister to the late Walter Johnson, Vivian Unini, & Virginia Taylor. ...
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Joseph Acosta

February 5, 1924 - October 4, 2011

Joseph was born on February 5, 2011 and passed away on October 4, 2011. Joseph was a resident of San Francisco, California.
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Nina Fay Fosgett

January 5, 1922 - October 3, 2011

Nina was born on January 5, 1922 and passed away on October 3, 2011. Nina was a resident of Redwood City, California.
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Narendra Prasadi

January 21, 1943 - October 2, 2011

Narendra was born on Janurary 21,1943 and passed away on October 2,2011. Narendra was a resident of San Mateo, California.
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Loring Eugene Lintt

August 28, 1914 - September 30, 2011

Loring Eugene Lintt was born on August 8, 1914 and passed away on September 30, 2011. Loring was resident of Half Moon Bay, California.
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Wilma Geranios

June 9, 1943 - September 29, 2011

Wilma "Willie" Taylor Geranios Born: Wilma Marie Taylor, June 9th 1943 in Inglewood, California; she passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family, on September 29th 2011. She became known as Willie after her 5th grade teacher, Mr. Hershman, gave her the nickname. Willie attended Warren Lane and Clyde Woodward Elementary Schools, Monroe Junior High, and graduated from Morningside High...
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Katherine Shirley Meconi

August 16, 1936 - September 28, 2011

Katherine was born on August 16, 1936 and passed away on September 28, 2011. Katherine was a resident of San Mateo, Ca.
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Suey Sam Yu

March 12, 1936 - September 27, 2011

Suey Yu was born on March 12th, 1936 and passed away on September 27th, 2011. Suey was a resident of San Jose, California.
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Jesus Velasco Okialda

January 5, 1923 - September 27, 2011

Jesus V. Okialda was survived by: Children: Elsie, Velma and Eddie, Onofre and Maribel, Jaime and Mely, Nilo and Ehmie, Leila and Rey, Gerry and Sol, and Alvin (Deceased) and Gina Grandchildren: Eric and Nora, and Ryan Politano, Alma and Christopher Solis, Aileen, Myra, and Cynthia Okialda, Meliza and Don Carter, and Joyce and Jonard Peregrino, Ronnie and Bing, Renato and Amanda, Rhommel...
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Wen Yun Chen

December 28, 1921 - September 23, 2011

Wen Yun was born on December 28, 1921 and passed away on September 23,2011. Wen Yun was a resident of San Jose, California.
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Steve Pekarek

September 22, 2011

Steve Pekarek Jr. Steve passed away September 22, 2011 at the age of 84. He was born November 8, 1926 in Kimball, South Dakota to Steve Sr. and Stacy Pekarek. Steve grew up on a farm with his six sisters: Florence, Loretta, Junie, Catherine, Delores and Marjean. He farmed with his dad and later hauled gravel until he was drafted into the army. Steve served two years during the Korean War...
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Dennis Williams

September 22, 2011

IN LOVING MEMORY OF DENNIS WILLIAMS - Dennis Williams, son of the late Moses Williams, Jr. and Margaret Brown Williams, was born in Baltimore, Maryland on February 10, 1946. The eldest of nine children, Dennis was a born leader with a remarkable work ethic. Dennis was educated in the Newport News, Virginia public school system and attended Benjamin Franklin Business School in Washington, D.C....
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Ruth Loaec

June 8, 1920 - September 22, 2011

Ruth Loaec Resident of Sunnyvale June 8,1920- Sept. 22, 2011 Born in Germany. She lived through the Nazi era and was in Berlin at the end of WWII and remained in Germany for 2 years of the cold war. Ruth was a true patriot, strongly opposing the madness of that period in German history. She came to America in 1952 following her mother who was already here. Ruth married Gilbert Loaec, a radar...
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Irene Elizabeth Ziegler

January 6, 1929 - September 20, 2011

Irene was born on January 6th, 2011 and passed away on September 20th, 2011. Irene was a resident of Pleasant Hill, California.
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Kok Poy Chin

September 10, 1922 - September 18, 2011

Kok Poy Chin, a long-time resident of San Francisco, California passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 18, 2011 at the age of 89. Born on September 10, 1922 to Kung Hong Chin and Fuan How Ang in Canton, China, he was one of six children. Kok Poy Chin is survived by his two daughters; Kathleen (Guy) Lee and Pansy (Brad) Yee; fourteen grandchildren; John, Jennifer (Mark) Pilwallis,...
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Malcom Bagshaw, Dr.

September 18, 2011

Malcolm Bagshaw, MD, one of the world's foremost experts in radiation therapy, most notably in developing new applications to radiation therapy for prostate cancer, and leader of the radiology department at Stanford University School of Medicine for two decades, died Sept. 18 at home in Palo Alto after an extended illness. He was 86 years old. A memorial will be held 4 p.m. Oct. 10 at Stanford...
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Ruth Knott

January 21, 1927 - September 18, 2011

Mrs. Ruth Knott, 84, died peacefully at her home in Bakersfield, CA, on Sunday, September 18, 2011. She resided in Bakersfield for the last 5 years but was previously a resident of the Bay Area for over 30 years. She is survived by her sister, Billy Smittle, of Broken Arrow, OK; her children, Robert Podratz and Joyce, of Bakersfield; Lewis Podratz and Ruby, of Sunnyvale; Charlene Avery and...
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Jo Liang Hsiao

January 1, 1912 - September 12, 2011

Jo Liang Hsiao was born on January 1, 1912 ,and passed away on September 12, 2011. Jo was a resident of Saratoga, California.
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Nancy Caroline Helbush

February 7, 1924 - September 11, 2011

Nancy Helbush was born on February 7,1924 and passed away on September 11, 2011. Nancy was a resident of Belmont, California.
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Howard Frohlich

October 14, 1917 - September 11, 2011

Howard Frohlich, a long-time resident of the San Francisco Peninsula passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side. Born in White Plains, New York to Siegfried and Beatrice Frohlich, he was 93 years old. Howard was raised by Morton and Ida Riley in Los Altos, California. It was there he attended and graduated from Mountain View High School in 1934. Howard graduated from U.C....
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John Miglian

August 11, 1919 - September 10, 2011

NAME: John Franklin Miglian Lived for 92 years Resident of San Bruno, California for sixty-five years Death on Saturday, September 10, 2011 Died in his home from respiratory failure LIFE: Born August 11, 1919 Mother: Matilda Christine Murken – Father: John Jack Miglian Siblings: Dorothy Rebscher, Evelyn Newman and Robert Miglian Married to Mary Louise Murray in 1940 Attended...
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Diane Buehler

October 17, 1928 - September 9, 2011

Diane Marie Buehler, 82 of Palo Alto Dianne was born on October 17, 1928 in Greely Colorado. Wife of the late Dean Buehler, graduate of Stanford University and long time resident of Palo Alto. Diane worked for Wells Fargo Bank for many years. Always a participant of the Stanford Gamma Club, a past president of the Palo Alto PTA, and a Cub Scout leader, among other activities. Diane...
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Zhong Jin

February 6, 1939 - September 9, 2011

Zhong was born on February 6th, 1939 and passed away on September 9th, 2011. Zhong was a resident of San Francisco, California
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Wilmuth Risley

June 3, 1924 - September 6, 2011

Wilmuth "Bunny" Risley was born on June 3rd, 1924 and passed away on September 6th, 2011. Wilmuth was a resident of Los Altos, California.
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Alan Chan

May 4, 1952 - September 2, 2011

Alan Chan, aged 59, of Milpitas, California died at his residence on September 2nd at 2pm. He was born May 4, 1952 in Cambodia, to Hiy and Hou Chan. He was married to Heang. Alan is survived by James, Leang, and Ava of Neenah, WI; Kenny and Roza of Dublin, CA; and Lann of San Francisco, CA. A service will be held September 7th at 4:00pm at Skylawn Memorial
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Rafaela M. Sosa

February 10, 1956 - August 31, 2011

Rafaela M. Sosa, of Redwood City, Ca ,departed us on August 31, 2011 and ascended to heaven at the age of 55. she was born February 10, 1956 in Los Trozos, Michoacán to Natalia Aparicio and David Molina. She married Jose Sosa and was blessed with four wonderful children, Javier (wife Jessica), George (wife Miriam), David, Marlene (husband Jose). She was delighted and fulfilled as a...
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Chae Sun Yi

August 22, 1918 - August 29, 2011

Chae Sun Yi was born on August 22nd, 1918 and passed away on August 29th, 2011. Chae was a resident of San Jose California.
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Mary Coel

June 24, 1926 - August 25, 2011

Mary Virginia " Jean" Coel Was born on June 24th, 1926 in Trenton, New Jersey to Ann and John Petty. She was an only child. She attended Trenton High School where she lettered in swimming. After High School she met Herb Coel on a blind date. While Herb was on leave from the Army they wrote each other for a year and ½ until he got discharged, then they got married and moved to California. ...
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Carolyn Caron

March 12, 1936 - August 25, 2011

Carolyn Caron 75, of Pleasanton, CA went to be with her Lord on 8/25/2011. She was born in St. Louis, MO the daughter of Bill & Sophie Schmidt. She lost her only older brother Eddy to Polio when she was 15 years old. She married Dale Caron in May of 1956 in Niles, Michigan and she bore 4 children, Michele a single birth and triplets Dennis, Dan and Denise, all of whom were born in St. Louis...
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Foroghalsadat Fatem I

January 1, 1918 - August 25, 2011

Foroghalsadat was born on January 1st,1918 and passed away on August 25th, 2011. Foroghalsadat was a resident of Danville, California.
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Norma Bell

May 18, 1934 - August 24, 2011

Norma Jean Ruby Bell passed away peacefully on August 24, 2011 in Palo Alto, CA after a long and courageous fight with Alzheimer's disease. Born on May 18, 1934, Norma was as one of nine children raised by Merle Hugh Lyon and Mary Ella Lyon of Brawley, CA. Norma married her husband Ken Bell in 1962, and they settled in San Mateo, CA where they raised two sons. Ken feels blessed that Norma...
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Peter Brandt

March 24, 1924 - August 24, 2011

Peter Brandt was born on March 24th, 1924 and passed away on August 24th, 2011. Peter was a resident of San Mateo, California.
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Verna Marie Graf

December 31, 1923 - August 23, 2011

Verna Marie Graf was born on December 31st, 1923 and passed away on August 23, 2011. Verna was a resident of San Mateo, California
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Lois Uriel Stoddard

March 6, 1926 - August 21, 2011

Lois was born on March 6, 1926 and passed away on August 21, 2011. Lois was a resident of San Mateo, California.
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Alfred Lax , Jr.

September 8, 1926 - August 21, 2011

Alfred Lax, Jr. was born in Diaz, Arkansas, September 8, 1926 to Alfred, Sr. and Elnora (Warren) Lax. He was the third of six children born: Oscar, Walter, Alfred, Jr., Chester, Ulysses, and Charles. The family moved from their forty-acre pecan farm to 735 Monte Diablo Avenue in San Mateo, CA by 1944. The Lax brothers grew up and maintained a special bond and respect for each other. Alfred...
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Lois Uriel Stoddard

March 6, 1926 - August 21, 2011

Lois Uriel Stoddard was born on March 3rd, 1926 and passed away on August 21st, 2011. Lois was a resident of Redwood City, California.
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Helen Fenger

September 5, 1919 - August 20, 2011

Helen Fenger, a long time resident of San Carlos passed away peacefully in her sleep with her loving daughter by her side in Novato, California on August 20, 2011. Born on September 5, 1919 to Clyde and Lola Mae Kepner, she was 91 years old. Since her birth in Brownstown, Illinois Helen had lived in Florida, Texas, Idaho, Wisconsin and finally, California, where she has resided with...
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Raymon Keovongsa

April 12, 1960 - August 20, 2011

Raymond was born on April 12th, 1960 and passed away on August 20th,2011. Raymond was a resident of San Leandro, California
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Sze Wah Ley

January 18, 1948 - August 19, 2011

Sze Wah (Eva) Ley passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on August 19th at the age of 63. Eva is survived by her husband Jose Ley; daughter Angela Low and her husband Terance; daughter Tina O'Hara and her husband Michael; son Edmond Ley and his wife Milan; grandchildren Tiana and Jaden Low, Drew and Nolan O'Hara, and Matthew and Ethan Ley; mother Sui Wan Tong;...
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Richard Jurado

May 28, 1921 - August 18, 2011

Richard Jurado was born on May 28th, 1921 and passed away on August 18th, 2011. Richard was a resident of Mountain View, California.
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Krishna Bakshi

August 16, 2011

Krishna (Kris) Bakshi, 77, passed away on August 15, 2011, from complications related to Prostate Cancer, surrounded by his family and loved ones, at his home in Foster City. Kris was born in India and immigrated to the United States in 1971 with his wife, Anu and their three children. Kris worked for the American Embassy in India from 1958 until 1971 at which point he moved his family to...
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Selverio Castro

August 15, 2011

CASTRO, Selverio Santos Castro died on August 15, 2011 in Burlingame. He was the loving husband of Lydia Anne Castro for 43 years and the beloved father of Marceliano Antonio Castro of San Antonio Texas and Jonathan Adam Castro of San Mateo. He was the proud and loving grandfather of Isaac Antonio, Isabella Ayanna and Adam Selverio Castro and Kiana Rae and Kai Antonio Castro and the dear father...
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Gaylord Peterson

June 4, 2921 - August 13, 2011

Gaylord Peterson was born on June 4th, 1921 and passed away on August 13th, 2011. Gaylord was a resident of Santa Clara, California
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Myrtle Kirby

April 2, 1935 - August 7, 2011

Myrtle was born on April 2nd, 1935 and passed away on August 7th, 2011. Myrtle was a resident of Foster City.
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Frances Biggs

November 16, 1906 - August 7, 2011

Frances M. Biggs November 16, 1906- August 7, 2011 Frances M Biggs passed away at her home in Burlingame on August 7, 2011. She was 104. Born to Robert and Minna Black on their ranch in San Jose on November 16, 1906, she was educated in San Jose graduating from the San Jose Normal School. She was a pianist and elementary school teacher. In 1933 she married Albert Biggs, also a teacher and a...
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Dina Chen

September 27, 1918 - August 4, 2011

張葯庭女士生平 張葯庭女士在民國七年陰曆九月二十七日(西元1918年10月31日)出生於中國浙江寧波的愛國商人家庭。母親莊氏,芳名詩舲,養育了6男7女,父母相敬,手足親,大家庭和樂融融。葯庭女士在兄弟姊妹之中排行第四,上面有三位兄長。身為長女,葯庭女士備受器重,青年時期即接受西式...
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Armida Fernandez- Martinez

May 11, 1944 - August 1, 2011

Armida (Mirita) Fernandez-Martinez, 67, of Hayward, CA., passed away at home, peacefully with family members by her side on August 1, 2011, from complications of cancer. Armida was born in San Salvador, El Salvador on May 11, 1944, the first child of Armando and Mirtala Fernandez and is survived by her husband Gerardo Martinez; her three children: Terri Wright, Dharma Wright, and Paul O'Gorman;...
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Cornelius Love

March 10, 1921 - August 1, 2011

Cornelius "Neal" Love was born on March 10, 1921 in California and passed away at the age of 90 on August 1, 2011.
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Rose Stoller

November 19, 1919 - July 30, 2011

Rose was born on 11/19/1919 and passed away on 7/30/2011. Rose was a resident in San Mateo
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Norman Rogers

April 28, 1914 - July 28, 2011

Dr. Norman Rogers was born on April 28, 1914 in Austria and passed away in California on July 28, 2011 at the age of 97.
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Lawrence Rivera

January 10, 1922 - July 27, 2011

Lawrence was born on January 10th, 1922 and passed away on July 27th, 2011. Lawrence was a resident of San Bruno.
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Yung Fung

October 8, 1922 - July 23, 2011

Yung Fung was born on October 8th, 1922 and passed away on July 23rd, 2011. Yung as a resident of Woodbury Minnesota.
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Barbara Martinez

November 17, 1937 - June 22, 2011

Barbara “Bobbi” Martinez Resident of Clear Lake Passed away peacefully and in the comfort of her family on June 22, 2011. She was 73 years of age. Bobbi was born to Elsie and Wilbur Disney in Redwood City. She attended Carlmont High School where she met lifelong friends. Bobbi met Joe on a blind date and have been happily married for over 55 years. She worked in the family...
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Mary Elizabeth Seyk

April 23, 1917 - June 20, 2011

MARY ELIZABETH SEYK APRIL 23,1917-JUNE 20,2011 Known as mom, grandma and great-grandma, Mary Seyk departed to be with her husband of over sixty-seven years on June 20, 2011 at the age of 94. Mary was born at home in Chicago on April 23, 1917 to Goldie and Frank Allott and was raised in Chicago where she met, fell into a lifelong love and married Edward Seyk. Edward went to heaven to make a...
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Earl W. Kemerer

August 21, 1926 - June 19, 2011


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Gee Sing Leung

June 8, 1933 - June 13, 2011


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Angeline G. De Losa

December 7, 1930 - June 8, 2011

Angeline G. De Losa 1930-2011 Angeline G. De Losa passed away peacefully on June 8, 2011 in San Bruno, California, surrounded by her loving family. She was 80 years old. Born in San Francisco, California on December 7, 1930 to George and Lola Chelios, Angeline has remained in the Bay Area her whole life. The eldest of three children, Angeline was a fun and nurturing sister to her two...
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Doris DeNardo

November 8, 1920 - June 7, 2011

Doris DeNardo ("Gram"), 90 years young of Belmont, CA, passed away on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 due to complications of kidney and heart failure. She passed with family and friends by her side, and while holding grand-daughter Stacy's hand. Gram was born on November 8, 1920 in Philadelphia, PA, to Harry and Emily Walliser. She was the beloved sister of Mary, Ruth and Earnest. She married her...
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Tsuin-Ho Kwoh

May 1, 1917 - June 5, 2011


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Dorothy E. Charfauros-Ubsdell

July 31, 1915 - June 5, 2011


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Harold D. Waters

July 10, 1931 - June 3, 2011

Harold D. Waters 1931-2011 Mr. Harold “Hal” Waters, a longtime Hillsborough resident passed away on June 3, 2011 in Burlingame. He was 79 years old. Born on July 10, 1931 in Huntington Park, California to Ralph and Helen Waters, he was the second of four children. Hal was a very active Boy Scout, becoming an Eagle Scout in 1947. He attended Venice High School, where he...
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Jose B. Palada, Sr.

March 19, 1926 - May 31, 2011


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Fidelina J. Santos

December 28, 1920 - May 29, 2011


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Flossie M. Person

August 10, 1922 - May 20, 2011


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Phyllis Lee Marchi

June 10, 1938 - May 18, 2011

Phyllis Lee Marchi Phyllis Lee Marchi, 72, from Pescadero, California, passed away May 18, 2011, at Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto, California, following a sudden cardiac arrest. Phyllis was born on June 10, 1938, on an American Indian Reservation in Yuma, California, to parents Geneva and Melvin Stanley. Phyllis was English and American Indian, from the Otoe, Sioux and Cherokee tribes. The...
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Maggie Lee Hicks

November 23, 1918 - May 18, 2011


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Joyce Czellecz

December 3, 1925 - May 18, 2011

Joyce Czellecz passed away May 18, 2011 peacefully of natural causes in San Mateo, California. She was born one of 2 children, in Pittsburg, California on December 3, 1925 to Benjamin and Bernice (Ainslie) Killeen. Joyce was a Social Worker for San Mateo County for 20 years. Joyce attended Mills College and also California State Berkeley where she earned her Masters Degree in Sociology. Joyce...
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Mien Hau Thieu

December 31, 1928 - May 17, 2011


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Kenneth J. Ballard

January 22, 1930 - May 13, 2011

Kenneth J. "Ken" Ballard Jan 22 1930 - May 13, 2011 Ken Ballard passed away peacefully at home in the presence of his family, after a long battle with cancer. He was born in Highland Park, Ill to Berton and Gertrude Ballard, then moved with his family to the Bay Area in 1934. A retired pharmacist, he had a life-long love of learning, graduating first from Cal, then getting his Pharm.D....
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Lorraine Kay Pleasants

December 27, 1938 - May 13, 2011

LORRAINE KAY PLEASANTS was born December 27, 1938 in Detroit, Michigan to John Lee and Ella Mae Gordon. She was the eldest of three daughters having two sisters Patricia and Janet. In 1955 Lorraine was baptized at Greater New Mt. Moriah Baptist Church. She graduated from High School of Commerce in 1956. In 1957 Lorraine married Franklin Roosevelt Troutman. They left Detroit and headed...
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Albert Chuck Kunze

July 23, 1926 - May 10, 2011

Albert “Chuck” Kunze, 84, of Foster City, CA passed away on Tuesday, May 10th at home. Born in Washington D.C. on July 23, 1926 to Albert and Viola Kunze, older brother of Robert Kunze (Pearl). He enlisted in the Navy in 1943 and was in Europe on D-Day. Chuck started his airline career in 1954 with Capital Airlines until the merger with United Airlines. Then moved to Cupertino in 1961. He...
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Robert I. Rubin

April 19, 1918 - May 8, 2011

Robert Rubin was born in Boston Mass on April 23 1918. He is the next to last of the surviving 1st generation Rubin’s. Their parents Harry and Etta were emigrants from the Ukraine Russia, escaping the pogroms in 1912. After high school in Boston Mass, He joined the Army in October 1943 and served his country until January 3, 1946. He married his high school sweetheart Rebecca prior to entering...
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Khalid Rumjahn

July 3, 1950 - May 5, 2011

In Loving Memory Khalid Rumjahn Sr. July 3, 1950 – May 5, 2011 Khalid Rumjahn Sr. passed away May 5, 2011 on a bright spring day at home in Reno, NV surrounded by his wife and children. He fought a long and courageous battle against cancer and never gave up even in his final days. He loved exploring new places, trying exotic foods, photography, karaoke and spending quality time with his...
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John C. Obenhuber

August 19, 1936 - April 30, 2011

John (Jack) passed away at home on April 30 surrounded by his loving family. He was born and raised in San Francisco, CA. His cherished parents were Charles & Evelyn Obenhuber. He was the younger brother and life-long friend of Norma Jean (Whitman), who predeceased him. After his honorable discharge from the United States Air Force Reserves, he received his Master’s degree in labor...
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William LaRochelle

July 12, 1926 - April 29, 2011

William (Bill) Donald LaRochelle was born in Windsor Ontario on July 12, 1926 to Lawrence and Henrietta LaRochelle. He passed away peacefully on April 29, 2011 at the age of 84 after a long battle with an aging body. Bill is survived by his dear sister Inez Ricamore and his faithful brother Roy LaRochelle, his children Susan (LaRochelle) Fobelli (Bob), John LaRochelle (Beth) and Duffy LaRochelle...
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Harry L. Denson, Sr.

March 5, 1937 - April 24, 2011

Harry Lowell Denson was born March 5, 1937 the first child of Mary Hazel Irving and Modica Denson in the Turner Town Community of Brookside Alabama. He attended Hoover city High school where he graduated as class salutatorian. While attending Tuskegee Institute he majored in electrical engineering in the R.O.T.C., graduating with a bachelor’s degree in 1961. Upon graduation he was...
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Yu Min Lee

November 18, 1917 - April 24, 2011


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Amelia Fung

July 18, 1948 - April 23, 2011

Amelia Fung passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on April 23, 2011 in Redwood City, CA after a long battle with cancer. Born on July 18, 1948 to Yun Fan Kan and Yin Yun Lam in Hong Kong, she was 62 years old. As a child, Amelia participated in gymnastics, but found her true passion in playing the piano. She graduated from New Method High School in Hong Kong and later went on to...
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Vijay Das

June 15, 1943 - April 23, 2011


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Florence Barbara Serrott (Marini)

September 14, 1919 - April 22, 2011

Florence Barbara Serrott (Marini) Family and friends are saddened by the loss of Florence Barbara Serrott on April 22, 2011 in Auburn, California. Florence was born in New York City on September 14, 1919 to Daniel and Julia Marini. As a young adult, she and her family moved to San Francisco where she graduated from Polytechnic High School. She continued her education at San Francisco...
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Pamela Lax

December 5, 1952 - April 20, 2011

Pamela Jo Lax was born December 5, 1952 to Georgia Anna and Alfred Lax, Jr. at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City. She passed onto eternal peace April 20, 2011 after battling a number of life-threatening illnesses. She left a full legacy that included children, good food, and fun with the Redwood City and San Mateo neighborhood communities. Pam’s relationship with Christianity began at St....
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Luan K. Lee

December 8, 1923 - April 18, 2011

Luan K. Lee passed away peacefully on Monday, April 18, 2011 at the age of 87. He was born and raised in Singapore, the 5th of 14 children. He married wife Moey on December 7th, 1946, and immigrated to California in 1977. His children joined him soon afterwards, and he enjoyed the company of his children, grandchildren, and favorite dog Heidi over the next 34 years while living in San Jose and...
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