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Ladina Eleanor Viola

July 2, 1917 - September 24, 2016

Ladina "Dee" Viola of San Mateo joined her devoted husband and best friend of 70 years, John Anthony Viola †, on September 24, 2016. She never lost her humor, her style or her engaging conversation. A product of the Great Depression Dee could survive any hardship with grace. She worked at Hills Bros Coffee during World War II. Throughout her life she maintained a loving home and valued family...
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Michel Pisani

January 15, 1923 - September 22, 2016


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Robert John Kay, Sr.

November 7, 1924 - September 22, 2016

We're sorry to say that Bob Kay, Sr. (Dad Kay) passed away quietly with his daughter, Lisa, and son, Bob, by his side. He was 91 years old. He was an incredible man who lived an incredible life. After flying in WWII, Dad began flying overseas in Saudi Arabia. In 1952, he met and married the love of his life, Frances Muehlhauser, a TWA stewardess. Together, they both went back to Saudi...
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Rosemarie Sickle

November 8, 1923 - September 21, 2016


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Yianni (John) Ellenikiotis

April 28, 1931 - September 19, 2016

Yianni Ellenikiotis, a proud husband, father, grandfather (Papou), and great grandfather, passed away Monday, September 19, 2016 at 85 years of age. He leaves his daughter, Pauline Alevizos, his son-in-law Tim Alevizos, his two sons Anthony Ellenikiotis and Jim Ellenikiotis, his seven grandchildren, Kate Alevizos-Ramacciotti, Eleni Alevizos, Eleni Ellenikiotis, Soula Ellenikiotis, Yianni...
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Betty Etsuko Asai

June 17, 1922 - September 18, 2016


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Gordon McLeod

July 16, 1923 - September 10, 2016

Gordon McLeod, 93, of San Mateo, California passed away peacefully on the beautiful fall afternoon of September 10, 2016. He was visited by family and friends in person and by phone just before he died. He was born in Vancouver, B.C. on July 16, 1923 to John and Ada McLeod and was the fifth of five children. Gordon grew up in San Mateo where he developed the hobby of beekeeping in his family's...
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Joyce H. Clark

September 10, 2016

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to: El Concilio of San Mateo County ECSMC 1419 Burlingame Avenue, Suite N Burlingame, CA 94010 Attn: Ortensia Lopez For Joyce Clark Youth Project in Palo Alto
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George William (Bill) Mitchell

November 2, 1925 - September 9, 2016

Bill Mitchell's exuberant life began on November 2, 1925 in San Francisco, CA. He grew up in a house on Potrero Avenue with his parents, Tom and Aida Mitchell, brother Tom and sister Ruth. He got along well with his siblings, apart from the nickname he and Tom gave their sister, Stink. He spent a lot of time in the country (Los Gatos) with his cousins and siblings in the orchards and used to tell...
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Ellis Baxter Valentine

May 22, 2016 - September 8, 2016

Ellis was born May 22, 2016 and passed away on September 8, 2016. He is survived by his parents Barry and Brandy Valentine, his 20-month old big brother Preston, grandparents, many aunts, uncles and cousins, as well as family friends who love him. In his short life, he brought joy to many with big smiles and laughter, peaceful sighs and cooing, and the opportunity to watch him grow and learn...
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Alicia Cardona Ramirez

October 28, 1917 - September 4, 2016


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Dorothy H. Vacho

June 16, 1924 - September 4, 2016

Dorothy H. Vacho, 92, a longtime resident of San Mateo, CA passed away September 4, 2016. Dorothy was preceded in death by her beloved husband George B. Vacho, her parents Frank and Agnes Nowak, her infant son John and her siblings Irene, Florence, and Frank Jr. Dorothy was a cherished mother to; Shirley Norton (Richard), Gary Vacho (JoAnne), Eileen Feid (Thomas), Roy Vacho (Dorothy) and...
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Joan Rae Hoy

February 14, 1930 - September 4, 2016

Early morning, September 4, 2016, Joan Rae Hoy passed away peacefully while being cared for and comforted by numerous family and friends. Joan was born in Alameda, CA to Amy and James Reid on Valentine's Day. Raised in Alameda, CA, she graduated from Alameda High School and The Samuel Marriott Hospital School of Nursing. While working at Peninsula Hospital Maternity Ward in Burlingame, Joan...
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Gloria Hratko

July 24, 1931 - September 1, 2016

Gloria Lorraine Hratko Resident of Belmont, Ca and Framingham, Mass July 24, 1931 – Sept 1, 2016 Gloria Lorraine Hratko passed away suddenly from a heart attack at her home in California; she was 85 years old. Gloria was born in New London, Connecticut and graduated from the Williams Memorial Institute, an all-girls high school in her home town. During her early carefree years, she...
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Patricia Ann Tholin

August 16, 1955 - September 1, 2016

Patricia "Patty" Tholin passed away in her home in San Mateo on September 1st in the early morning. She is survived by her husband Ken, children Erin Wurster, William Moss and Megan Tholin, sisters Kathleen James and Maureen Fava, and grandchildren Kaitlyn, Alexa, Taylor, and Gavin. Patty was a loving mother, neighbor, and friend. A Memorial Service will be held at 7pm on Wednesday,...
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Peter Mc Entee

December 23, 1928 - August 30, 2016

Peter Mc Entee was born in Ballybay, Co. Monaghan, Ireland, on December 23, 1928, and passed away on August 30th, 2016. He was a resident of San Mateo, CA. Pete was one of fourteen children in his family. He follows Pat, Ed, Owenie, John, Barney, Ann, Mary and Betty, and is survived by Stephen, Kathleen, Teasie and Bridget. Pete came to the US with Kathleen in 1954, and spent two years in...
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Barney M. Fong

August 6, 1934 - August 29, 2016

Barney M. Fong passed away early Monday morning after suffering from complications related to the vascular surgery performed 2 days before. Barney is survived by his best friend and wife of 56 years, Janet. He is also survived by his loving children, Juliet Peters (Kent), Suzanne Deardorff (PK), and Barry Fong (Solita). Barney is also survived by six grandsons, Michael Fong (Heidi), Blake and...
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Ofelia "Sophie" O'Connor

October 29, 1928 - August 27, 2016

Sophie O'Connor, a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully on August 27, 2016, at Mission Hospice House in San Mateo. Sophie was born in San Francisco on October 29, 1928. She was married to Ed O'Connor for 68 years, following a two year courtship that began when they sat next to each other at the Granada Theatre in SF. Sophie graduated from Balboa...
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Patricia Alexander Kauffman

March 8, 1924 - August 25, 2016

It is with great sadness the Kauffman family announces the passing of our beautiful matriarch after 92 wonderful years. Beloved wife of 70 years to Dr. Raymond Kauffman; treasured mother of Terry, Antoinette, Raphael (Sarah), Diane (Steve Pomerantz) and Laurence Kauffman. Devoted grandmother of Daniel (Mizuho) Kauffman, Brian Kauffman, and Alexandra and Benjamin McGary, and loving great...
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Oliver W. Wesson

August 4, 1918 - August 25, 2016

Oliver W. Wesson passed away peacefully in San Jose, CA on August 25, 2016. He is remembered as a polite, intellectually curious man, committed to academic and professional excellence. He possessed a mischievous infectious smile and enjoyed making home repairs, dancing and both entertaining and visiting family and friends. Among the dwindling numbers of the "greatest generation," Oliver is also...
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Maryana Alicia Greer

June 6, 1920 - August 23, 2016


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Cecilia Goodwin

December 5, 1947 - August 23, 2016

Cecilia Goodwin, 68, passed away peacefully in her sleep on August 23, 2016. She was born in Bogota, Colombia, and moved to San Mateo in 1993. She happily continued her accounting career at Heritage Realty for the last 19 years. Cecilia touched many lives over the years. With her enormous heart and loving words, she left a lasting impression on everyone she met. Her perseverance was...
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Rony Arielcy Illescas

February 25, 1973 - August 20, 2016


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Andrew O. Chavez

October 10, 1970 - August 20, 2016


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Shirley Ann Jorgensen

August 9, 1934 - August 12, 2016

Shirley passed away peacefully on Friday with her daughter by her side. She was born in Burnaby, BC and moved to San Francisco in 1957 where she met and married Frank Jorgensen. Shirley worked for the County of San Mateo, most recently for the Elections Division. Survived by her daughter Lynn Peterson, grandson Jeffrey Bailey, son-in-law Jeffrey Peterson, step granddaughter Kimmy Roldan &...
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Gordon I. Lupori

August 26, 1928 - August 11, 2016

Gordon Lupori passed away peacefully in his home in Redwood City on Thursday August 11, 2016. Gordon was born on August 26, 1928 in San Francisco to Carlo and Isaura Lupori. He grew up in San Francisco and graduated from Galileo High School. He served his country in the US Army and was Honorably discharged in 1951. Gordon was a member of the Teamsters Union Local 860 for 30 years as a...
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Robert John Larwood

May 25, 1935 - August 11, 2016

Robert (Bob) Larwood passed away from complications of Alzheimer's on August 11. He was a kind, generous, and special father/grandfather and friend. He leaves behind his wife Martha of 59 years, along with son John (wife Pam), daughter Pam Hemminger (husband Eric) and son Scott (wife Brenna). Adoring grandchildren are Carrie Larwood, Ross and Connor Hemminger, and Paul and Gwen Larwood. He is...
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Michaelene Eugenia Nichols

September 19, 1921 - August 9, 2016

Beloved mother, wife, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and loyal friend passed away peacefully in her home August 9 at the age of 94. Born in Gary, Indiana, Michaelene lost her parents early in her life and was raised by her three sisters. Michaelene and her husband of 49 years, Steve, who preceded her in death in 1995, made their home in the Bay Area. They travelled extensively throughout...
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Calvin Michael Riley

January 21, 1996 - August 6, 2016

Calvin Michael Riley passed away tragically on Saturday, August 6, 2016 in San Francisco, CA. He was a loving kind son, brother, grandchild, cousin and friend. Everyone that knew him loved him. He was passionate about everything from his love for baseball, coaching alongside his father, playing video games with his siblings, listening to country music and loved making others laugh. He loved all...
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Ruth Veronica Barth

April 7, 1924 - August 5, 2016

Ruth Veronica Barth, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away on August 5, 2016. Ruth is survived by her three daughters: Carol Barth (John Terence) of Pennsylvania; Linda Bell (James) of California; and Roberta Allen (Mark) of Colorado; grandchildren Geoffrey Nix (Rika), James Bell (Lara), Kimberly Allen-Smith (Nathan), Matthew Allen, and Christopher Matthewson; and...
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Ellen LaVerne Gillette

May 9, 1929 - August 5, 2016

Ellen LaVerne Gillette, 87, passed away August 5th 2016. She was married and pregnant when she graduated valedictorian of her high school class in Boulder Creek, CA, where she grew up. In 1951, she and her family moved to Sharp Park, which is now part of Pacifica, CA. She was a Den mother for Cub Scouts, and she led her daughters' Brownie Troops. She was a Girl Scout leader, after Brownies. She...
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Yoshiko Pat Ota

November 29, 1921 - August 4, 2016

Pat passed away at home on August 4, 2016 at the age of 94. Pat was preceded in death by her husband Kurt Ota. She is survived by her children; Marshall (Cindy) Ota, Curtis Ota and Karen (Bob) Okasaki. A Memorial Service will be held at 4pm on Saturday, Sep. 3, 2016 at the San Mateo Buddhist Temple, 2 S. Claremont St., San Mateo, CA.
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Elizabeth Lee Ulrich

June 1, 1924 - August 4, 2016

Elizabeth (Bette) Lee Ulrich was born on June 1st, 1924. The young family moved to the area while Bette was an infant after her father, a lifelong engineer was transferred to San Francisco for business. Her beloved sister was born shortly thereafter. Unknowingly, the love of Bette's life and her future husband, shared the same block when they were young children, their back yards adjacent to each...
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Marcia Amanda McFadden

July 25, 1933 - August 2, 2016


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Linda Philpott Londerville

January 8, 1944 - August 1, 2016


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Carl Priestly

November 27, 1930 - August 1, 2016

Carl Priestly , 85 of Sunnyvale, CA passed away on, Monday, August 1, 2016 at Kaiser Hospital, Santa Clara, CA. A private family viewing was held on, Sunday, August 7, 2016 at Sneider & Sullivan & O'Connell's Funeral Home, San Mateo, CA. Carl Priestly was born in Austin, Texas to Mattie Overton Wright and Melvin Clyde Priestly on, November 27, 1930 at Brackenridge Hospital in Travis County. ...
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Barbara Jean Dzwonek

March 4, 1947 - July 31, 2016

Barbara Jean Dzwonek, daughter of the late Henry and Genevieve Makarewicz, passed away peacefully July 31st, 2016 surrounded by her husband, children and grandchildren. Despite the many career achievements, nothing was ever more important than her family. Her loving spirit and nurturing presence always made those around her family, friends, colleagues and students feel special. She will be...
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Steven Alan Williams

April 4, 1956 - July 30, 2016

Steven was born in San Mateo, CA on April 4, 1956 and passed away unexpectedly on July 30, 2016. He grew up in the Sunnybrae area and attended Sunnybrae Elementary School, Borel Junior High School and graduated from Aragon High School in 1974. His hobbies included fixing cars and riding and repairing motorcycles. He was an auto mechanic for more than 30 years, working for various auto...
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Blanca L. V. Forero

August 15, 1921 - July 29, 2016

Blanca Gladiz Asuncion Luna Victoria de Forero, 94 years, from Paijan Peru passed away on July 29, 2016 peacefully at the Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City surrounded by her family. Blanca was married to the late Enrique Forero Z. ~RIP Oct.1993~ for 41 years. A loyal and faithful wife who followed her husband through thick and thin. He was her soul mate. Blanca is survived by her 3 daughters...
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Christine Josephine Sullivan

August 1, 1923 - July 26, 2016

Christine "Chris" Sullivan, passed away quietly and peacefully shortly before her 93rd birthday. Chris was born to Josephine Devane and Daniel Cullen August 1, 1923 in San Francisco, CA. Chris was the beloved wife of 59 years to Martin Leo Sullivan, who she married on May 16, 1944 while he was home on leave from the United States Navy. They met at a Halloween party on Clement St. in San...
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Doris Ann Cavallero

August 5, 1934 - July 25, 2016

Doris Ann Cavallero, a resident of San Mateo passed away Monday July 25, 2016. Doris was president of Bank of America Retirees, San Mateo chapter. Survived by her husband Jack A. Cavallero of nine years; brother John Beckmen; nieces Karaoline Sly & Melissa Cash; nephew Matthew Beckman; granddaughters Amanda Etzel, Ashleigh Etzel & Alexandria Etzel; and several cousins. Donations may be...
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Gerard Culas

September 25, 1958 - July 24, 2016

Gerard Culas passed away on Sunday. He was a bon-vivant through and through. Gerard was born in Villefranche sur Soane in the Beaujolais region of France, to Lucien and Helene Culas. He leaves behind a wife, Theresa Rabe-Culas, of 28 years and two adult children, Jacqueline Culas and Nicolas Culas, as well as a large extended family and multitude of friends around the world. An accordionist...
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Lynda Lee Moore

July 18, 1942 - July 22, 2016

Born 7/18/42 in Uvalde, TX; died 7/22/16 in Redwood City, CA. Daughter of the late Bert and Leora Nichols. Sister to the late Sharon S. Nichols, widow to Wayne Moore, and mother to Sharyn Moore of Redwood City, CA. Niece of Dan and Betty Nichols of Hampton, IA. Graduate of Hillsdale High School with further studies at the College of San Mateo and the University of Oklahoma. Beloved...
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Kiyomi Jim Hamamoto

September 7, 1925 - July 15, 2016

Beloved husband of Kiyoko Hamamoto. Loving father to son, Steven Hamamoto, daughter, June Cassman Patel and son-in-law Pravin Patel. Cherished grandfather to Nori, Sarah and Eva. Kiyomi was preceded in death by his parents Seijiro and Ai Hamamoto and his siblings: Ayako, Kiyoaki, and Michiko. Kiyomi attended and graduated from Amache High school at the Japanese Internment Camp in Colorado. ...
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Marjorie Madeline Westlake

March 28, 1915 - July 15, 2016


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Peter Joseph Lazara

March 19, 1941 - July 13, 2016

Peter "Pete" Joseph Lazara was born March 19, 1941 and passed away on July 13, 2016. Beloved husband to Barbara Lazara. Loving father to daughters Kelli Leyva (son-in-law Jose Levya), and Jennifer Lazara. Cherished Papa to Sophia, Tyler and Mattea Leyva. Pete is survived by sister Marie Lazara. Pete was preceded in death by parents Anthony and Antoinette Lazara. Pete attended and...
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Grant Benjamin Ho'omalu Hayselden

March 26, 1973 - July 12, 2016


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Diane E. Panelli

August 5, 1938 - July 7, 2016

Passed away on July 7th, 2016, at the age of 77 after complications due to cancer. Diane Panelli was born August 5th, 1938, in San Francisco until she moved to Foster City in 1972. Daughter to Peter and Florence (Campangna) Beltrano. She was one of four children; sister to, Peter (Judy deceased), Nick (Eileen), and Steve (Lynn) Beltrano. She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years Ralph...
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Dorothy Mae Wesson

December 4, 1925 - July 7, 2016

Dorothy Mae Wesson passed away peacefully in San Mateo, CA on July 7, 2016. She loved God, her family, the arts (music and theater) and entertaining. She is remembered warmly by her friends and family as having a strong will, good sense of humor, compassion and commitment to empowering others. She was one of 10 children of the late Granville and Elouise Tyler Hamilton. In the early 1940s,...
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Melissa Marie Shea

September 24, 1963 - July 6, 2016

Melissa Marie Shea passed away peacefully on July 6, 2016. She was born in San Francisco, CA and moved to San Mateo, CA. Graduated from Aragon High School (San Mateo) and attended California State University (Chico) where she attained a B.S. degree in Business Administration in 1994. Later that year, she started a successful company named "Customized Accounting Services" where she continued to...
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Gina Mary Lema

July 19, 1920 - July 5, 2016

Gina M. Lema passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 5th at home surrounded by her family. She will be missed by all whose lives she touched. Gina was born to Antonio and Erma Lombardi in South San Francisco where she lived until moving to San Mateo in 2002. She was employed by and retired from the South San Francisco School District where she worked as a cook in school cafeterias. She...
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Rogelia Gomez

September 16, 1953 - July 4, 2016


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Maria Eduarda Couto

April 16, 1944 - July 3, 2016

Our loving mother, sister and grandmother Maria Eduarda Couto passed away on July 3, 2016. Maria was born on April 16, 1944 on the island of San Miguel in the Azores, Portugal. She was a resident of San Mateo, California for 50 years. Maria raised 3 children Diane, Roger, and Jennifer with her husband Joe who passed away in 1985. She leaves behind her four grandchildren Dylan, Lucas,...
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Jacqueline Laurie Gorzoch

April 29, 1942 - June 25, 2016


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Rosemary Cornelissens Healy

July 23, 1926 - June 24, 2016


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Enzo Peter Gasparini

October 4, 1920 - June 22, 2016

Born in Modena (Northern Italy) in 1920, Enzo attended schools and graduated in Accounting & Business Administration. Drafted into the Italian Army in 1940, participated in the "African Campaign" until captured by "The French Foreign Legion" in 1943. Spent 2.5 years in prisoner of war camps, of which 1.5 years were in the U.S. Returned to Italy on 1946 where he resumed his studies at the...
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Myra Cyntelia Rountree

June 21, 1949 - June 21, 2016


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Teresa Jimenez

September 29, 1954 - June 20, 2016

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James R. Crutchfield

December 21, 1942 - June 20, 2016

In lieu of flowers, the Family has requested memorial contributions be made to Kaiser Hospice, 900 Veterans Blvd. Suite 400, Redwood City, CA 94063.
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Christopher John Durand

February 10, 1951 - June 18, 2016

Christopher Durand passed away June 18; despite his illness, he lived his life brimming with joy, fun and the call of the great outdoors until shortly before his passing. Chris was in love with flying since a small boy and spent a career in the wild blue yonder, capping his career as a captain for American Airlines. His life was typically in high gear, spending his leisure time enjoying long...
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Dominic Wu

July 28, 1942 - June 18, 2016

Dominic Wu was born in Macau on July 28, 1942. He was baptized and raised in a Catholic family. He left his hometown for further education in Taiwan, where he got his Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics and Electrical Engineering. At university he met his future wife, Christina, with whom he was married for 47 years. The couple lived in Hong Kong with their children, Ephrem and Angela,...
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Lauri Elizabeth Lenahan

November 27, 1966 - June 17, 2016

Lauri was born in Omaha Nebraska, the oldest of three siblings. A trained veterinary technician, she specialized in emergency critical care for all animals from draft horses to tiny turtles. In addition to veterinary medicine, she was the Office Manager for her father's medical practice for many years. Lauri is survived by her husband Desmond, parents Cari and Jack, sister Denise and brother...
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Whirl Lee Gray

April 18, 1954 - June 13, 2016

Whirl Lee Gray was born on April 18, 1954 in San Francisco CA to William & Mary Ophelia Gray both preceded him in death. As a child, his father William would take Whirl to Kezar Stadium to watch the Bay Area Bombers Roller Derby matches. At this young age Whirl knew he wanted to join in on the fun and skate professionally with the Bay Area Bombers. He later went on to live with one of his...
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Katherine Darlene Rutland-Barnes

May 13, 1956 - June 11, 2016

Katherine Darlene Rutland, born May 13, 1956, was the fifth child of Samuel P. Rutland, Sr. and Inez Thomas Rutland. Through the years family members expressed happiness and surPRIZE as they remembered the proud parents finally welcoming a beautiful baby girl after 14 years of parenting four strong willed boys. It was mentioned that a certain brother was not happy because he wanted a baby brother...
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Michael "Mickey" Darata

October 4, 1924 - June 10, 2016

Mickey Darata, loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend passed away peacefully at the age of 91 ½ on Friday, June 10th. Viewing begins at 5:00pm and Vigil following at 7:00pm on Thursday, June 16, at Sneider & Sullivan & O'Connell's Funeral Home, 977 S. El Camino Real, San Mateo. Funeral Mass will be on Friday, June 17th, at 10:30am at St. Gregory's Catholic Church,...
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Aurora Evelina Bini

January 7, 1927 - June 9, 2016

Passed away peacefully on June 9, 2016. Beloved wife of the late Louis John Bini, adored mother of Gene Foschi, Diane Ellis (husband William Ellis) Julie Bini-Carter and Joe Bini (wife Maya Hawke). Devoted grandma of Jennifer Ellis (husband Jeff Buenrostro), Robert Foschi (wife Joan Foschi), Sarah Ellis, Bryan Ellis (wife Erica Ellis), and Elia Bini, and great-grandchildren Ella Ellis and Juliet...
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William Joseph Armento

January 4, 1915 - June 8, 2016

William Joseph Armento, 101 years old, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side. Born in an apartment in New York City to Italian immigrants Joseph and Josephine Grassi Armento, Guglielmo (William) Rocco, was the third of seven children and the second of two boys. He was named for Guglielmo Marconi, the inventor of the wireless, whom his father admired. Around age 13 he changed...
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Steven Max Ranghiasci

April 27, 1955 - June 6, 2016


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Lorrayne Alyce Morsello

August 28, 1926 - May 28, 2016

Lorrayne Alyce Navarret was born on August 28, 1926 in San Francisco, California. Her loving parents were Paul Navarret and Evelyn Tiernan. Lorrayne was the fifth of seven children, six girls and one boy. Her sisters and brother are Evelyn, Paul, Lois, Rita, Norma and Gloria. Their family grew up on Army Street in San Francisco, and they later moved to Peralta Street, also in the City. ...
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Linda K. Largent

August 9, 1967 - May 23, 2016


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Tevita Heimuli

July 26, 1931 - May 18, 2016


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Barbara Jean (Scammon) Murray

October 20, 1931 - May 18, 2016

Barbara Jean (Scammon) Murray passed away peacefully in her home at the age of 84 in Belmont, CA where she resided since 1975. Born in San Francisco to Hazel Harriet (Charcho) & Frank A. Scammon. She is preceded in death by her husband of 44 years Richard A. Murray Sr., son Richard A. (Vickie) Murray Jr. and brother Lawrence R. Scammon. She is survived by her children; Linda M. (Richard) Hagarty...
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Denise Marie Fitzgerald

December 23, 1931 - May 17, 2016

Denise Fitzgerald, a longtime resident of the San Mateo community died on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, in the comfort of her home at the age of 84. She loved being a member of St. Gregory Catholic Church where she taught CCD for over 30 years. She loved music, gardening and having parties! She is survived by 5 children, 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at...
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Irene Ansell

April 15, 1926 - May 16, 2016


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Richard Peter Zanette

March 14, 1940 - May 15, 2016

Richard passed away on May 15, 2016 in Brentwood, CA. Beloved father of David Zanette; loving grandfather of Michel Carlini, Alicia, Amanda and Julia Zanette; dear son of the late Giovanni and Emilia Zanette; also survived by Sonia De Silva and several cousins. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10AM on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 1 Notre Dame Ave., San Mateo, CA...
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Christy Joy Wiebe

April 9, 1973 - May 10, 2016

Christy Joy Wiebe passed away on May 10, 2016 in San Pablo, California. She was born on April 9, 1973 in Ontario, Canada. Less than a year later, her family moved to British Columbia, where she lived her early years. Early on, Christy developed a fondness for animals, especially horses. She took riding lessons at the age of ten and never stopped riding after that. Christy attended college in...
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Mary Louise Herrera

February 16, 1931 - May 10, 2016

Mary Louise Herrera passed away at her home in Burlingame, Ca at 9pm, May 10, 2016 at the age of 85. Mary is predeceased by her mother Herlinda Jasso, Father Rodolfo Jasso, brothers Gilbert and Robert Jasso, nephews Lonnie and Bobby Jasso. Mary is survived by her half-sister Chevlea Vega, her loving husband of sixty-six years Everett Lozano Herrera. Mary and Everett were married in Corpus...
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Beatrice Allene Henderson

July 7, 1940 - May 8, 2016

Beatrice "BB" Henderson was born to Charles and Irene Smith in Alderson, Oklahoma. She married Joseph Henderson and they had one son Michael Henderson who preceded her in death. Survived by her husband Joseph Henderson; siblings Vernal Smith, Gregory Smith & Linda Smith; and her best friend and cousin Almalene Ferguson. She was deeply committed to helping others. She spent 25 years as a nurse...
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Ronald M. Kirton

February 1, 1944 - May 7, 2016

Ronnie Kirton was born in Glasgow, Scotland on February 1, 1944 to Ronnie and Nan Kirton. In 1962, at the age of 18, he joined the British Parachute regiment as a volunteer. He also married his wife Margret Kirton. They had two children, Pauline and Stuart. In 1968, Ronnie was offered a machinist position with United Airlines and on February 21st, he and his family immigrated to the United States...
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Ann Sebastiana Garcia

September 3, 1934 - May 5, 2016

Ann Sebastiana Garcia, age 81, died peacefully on May 5, 2016. Ann was born September 3, 1934 in Augusta, Italy, daughter of Carmelo and Gaetana Mirabella. Ann was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She enjoyed spending time with her family, was an excellent cook, skilled gardener (especially growing tomatoes) and an expert seamstress. She learned to sew in Italy and brought...
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Joseph W. Niederreiter

August 1, 1949 - May 4, 2016

Joseph Niederreiter, a San Mateo native, died peacefully May 4. Joe was the loving son of the late Louise and Carl Niederreiter. He is survived by brothers Bud and Paul Niederreiter and sisters Lavon Rose, Pat Rugg, and Marce Weber and 11 nieces and nephews. He attended St Mathews Elementary School. While attending Aragon High School, he enjoyed working with the football team as the equipment...
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Jasper Campagna

February 16, 1924 - May 1, 2016


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Cynthia Lynn Chun Lum

December 18, 1943 - April 29, 2016

Cynthia Chun Lum, 72, of Foster City, CA passed away on April 29, 2016. She was born on December 18, 1943 to Peter and Muriel Toy. She was raised in Stockton, CA and previously resided in Fremont, CA. She worked as an Elementary School Teacher for the Fremont Unified School District from 1988-2006 and was awarded Teacher of the Year in Alameda County from 1996-1997. She was also a 2x recipient...
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William James Gargiulo

September 6, 1929 - April 26, 2016


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Sachiko Tanaka

October 1, 1919 - April 24, 2016

Sachi passed away April 24, 2016 at her home in San Mateo. Though born in Los Angeles, California, she grew up in Japan. She returned to Los Angeles before World War II and was interned at Tule Lake during the war. Sachiko is predeceased by her husband Yoneo and her sister Louise Nakada. She is survived by nieces Carolyn Fujinaga and Joyce Lee, 3 grandnephews(Brian, Kevin, Jeff), 1...
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Carlos Enrique Castañeda "Caco"

March 20, 1930 - April 23, 2016

A Salvadoran national and U.S. citizen who spearheaded his family's migration to the San Francisco Bay Area, later returning to El Salvador to become a hotel industry leader and eventually the patriarch of a charitable foundation, has died at the age of 86. Born in San Salvador, El Salvador on March 20, 1930, Carlos Enrique Castañeda died peacefully after a brief illness surrounded by his...
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James Colburn Clarke

May 21, 1924 - April 21, 2016

James Colburn Clarke died peacefully one month short of his 92nd birthday surrounded by family and friends. Known by his family, friends, and professional colleagues by his nickname "Bim", he is survived by his wife of 67 years, Marilynn, children Richard (Janet), Stephen (Kelly), Cindy (Richard), 9 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. He was born in Sedro Wooley, WA in 1924. He served his...
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Mae Dallimonti

June 20, 1927 - April 21, 2016

Mae was born on June 20, 1927 to Michael and Marianne Bajada, who were Maltese immigrants. She was one of seven children. Her brothers and sisters were, Antoinette, Mary, Charles, Josie, Carlo, and Frances. Mae was raised in San Francisco. She attended City High School for Girls and after graduation she worked at I. Magnin opening new credit accounts. Mae met her husband, Hugo Dallimonti, on a...
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Leonardo Hernandez

September 13, 1953 - April 18, 2016


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Richard Ralph Bona

June 19, 1938 - April 15, 2016

Richard R. Bona died peacefully on April 15, 2016 at home in the loving arms of his family after a short battle with leukemia. A San Francisco native, Rich was born on June 19, 1938 to Charles H. Bona and Mildred "Pat" Prose. Rich had a wide-ranging professional life beginning as a police officer in San Francisco and San Mateo, reaching the rank of Lieutenant. He went on to become a successful...
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Rosa Maria Berini

January 6, 1933 - April 13, 2016

With her family at her side, Rosa Maria Berini passed away on April 13th, 2016 at the age of 83. Rosa was born on January 6th 1933 in Benghazi, Libya. At the age of seven she returned with her family to the town of Colle di Compito, Italy where she spent the next 15 years. In 1955 Rosa moved to San Francisco, California, where she met her husband Albert. They were married in 1957 and...
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Sharon Lee Herrera

June 23, 1936 - April 12, 2016


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Lynn Ewing Brown

February 21, 1941 - April 9, 2016

Lynn Ewing Brown, born on February 21, 1941, to Lydia Kawertz and Willard Ewing, passed away peacefully in her home in Foster City, on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at the age of 75. Lynn is predeceased by her parents Willard Ewing and Lydia Kawertz and her brother, Scott Ewing. Lynn is lovingly remembered by her daughter Kathleen Wright, husband Morgan Wright, and her son, James Brown and wife Nicole...
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Bernard J. Franklyn

December 7, 1944 - April 8, 2016


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Jesus Santiago

June 7, 1984 - April 3, 2016


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Araxi Bezdjian

February 17, 1945 - April 3, 2016

Araxi Bezdjian, 71, of San Mateo, California passed away peacefully on April 3, 2016 with her family and husband Joseph at her side. She was born on February 17, 1945 in Nazareth, Palestine. Survived by husband Joseph Bezdjian; son Ara Bezdjian; brothers Ohaness & Dikran Kabbenjian; sisters Sona Kabbenjian & Sossy Garabedian; grandchildren Alexander & Nicholas Bezdjian. Preceded in death by...
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Michael Timothy Shaffer

October 28, 1976 - April 2, 2016

Michael was born October 28, 1976 and left us to go to Heaven on April 2, 2016. Michael lived a full and giving life in his 39 years. His friends and family will miss his easy going and comforting soul. Mike had a huge heart with the capacity to love without judgement and accept all. He is survived by his parents, John and Carmen Shaffer, his sister Suzanne Crenshaw, his brother Bill Shaffer,...
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John "Jack" Daniel Harrington

February 24, 1930 - April 2, 2016

Born in Boston to John D. Harrington and Anna M. Morrison Jack was raised in Juneau, Alaska and Seattle, WA. He met the love of his life, Joyce, while studying Engineering and Surveying at Seattle University. Following work as a land surveyor in Washington, Jack relocated the family to California where he enjoyed a long career as a project engineer for Bechtel and Sverdrup. Whether building BART,...
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Marilyn Carol Williamson

January 23, 1940 - April 1, 2016


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Arthur Robert Gagne

August 23, 1935 - March 31, 2016

Arthur Robert Gagné, born August 23, 1935, passed March 31, 2016. Preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Marilyn (Follari). Beloved father of Arthur "Marty", Dennis (Lucila) and Suzanne (John) Zaro; adored grandpa of John and Erika; Jackie, Gil, Lisa and Mark. A native of San Francisco, Lincoln High School graduate and proud So. San Francisco resident for 46 years, Art served in the US...
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