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Gary A. Padilla

August 17, 1942 - May 21, 2017

Gary A. Padilla August 17, 1942-May 21, 2017 Gary Albert Padilla passed away on Sunday, May 21st after a long struggle with debilitating health issues. He touched many lives through his passion for sports and family. Born in San Francisco, and a graduate of Galileo High School, Gary was an avid Bay Area sports fan and rarely missed watching a 49er, Giants or Warriors game. A San Mateo...
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Robert George Hunter, Jr.

May 5, 1923 - May 18, 2017

Robert G. Hunter, Jr., 'Bob', peacefully passed away on May 18, 2017. Born in San Francisco, he lived 90 years in San Mateo, CA. Upon graduating from San Mateo High School, Bob served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific during World War II. Returning to the Bay Area, he worked alongside his father, Robert G. Hunter, Sr. as an insurance broker in San Francisco. Bob enjoyed spending time with his...
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Kimio Kanaya

April 25, 1933 - May 16, 2017

Kimio Kanaya, 84, of Foster City, passed away on Tuesday due to a pneumonia illness. Kimio was born in Seattle, Washington, was interned with his family at Tule Lake and lived in Oregon after WWII. He moved to the Santa Clara Valley as a teenager, graduated from Live Oak High School and earned a degree in Civil Engineering from San Jose State. Right after graduation, Kimio married Marian Iwanaga...
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Sione Toumoua Haupeakui

May 28, 1946 - May 13, 2017


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Gilbert C. Estrada

May 3, 1928 - May 11, 2017

Gilbert passed away peacefully with his family by his side. A native of San Francisco from the South of Market and Excelsior District, he attended Mission High School and enlisted in the US Army. Gilbert became a Merchant Marine and then joined the ILWU Local 10 Longshoremen Union in 1959 for 33 years. He was a long-time member of the Masonic Order, Scottish Rite, SSF Elks Lodge 2091, Verdi Club...
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Julie Ann Lanterman

April 22, 1943 - May 11, 2017

Our loving wife, mother, grandmother, friend, passed away peacefully in her home. "The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides." -Audrey Hepburn. Julie was born in Dinuba, California, moved to San Mateo, graduated from San Mateo High School. In the senior yearbook she was voted "best dressed." She continued...
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Jean Chua Nai Chin Yap

June 3, 1931 - May 9, 2017


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James Matthew Riley

February 6, 1941 - May 8, 2017

James Matthew "Jim" Riley, 76, passed away peacefully in the morning hours of May 8, 2017, in San Mateo, California where he had resided for the past 47 years. Jim fought a valiant battle following a recent diagnosis of brain cancer. Born in San Francisco to Matthew & Mildred Riley on February 6, 1941. Jim attended Archbishop Riordan High School and later went on to the University of San...
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Marion Harris

April 9, 1929 - May 7, 2017

Marion Harris passed away on May 7th, 2017 in Palo Alto, CA. Marion was born April 9, 1929 in Salt Lake City Utah; wife of Earle Harris; daughter of Laurence Pierce & Olive Rowlands. Survived by her son Craig Harris. Graduated from the University of California Berkeley, class of 1950. Member of the Kappa Delta Sorority, Prytanean and Delta Kappa Gamma Honor Societies, Associate Editor of The Blue...
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Evelyn 'Jonsie' Jones

May 4, 1919 - May 7, 2017

Evelyn Jones, best known as 'Jonsie' passed away peacefully with family by her side at 3am on Sunday, May 7, 2017. Survived by son Thomas Jones (Shirley) of Cincinnati, OH; daughter Jennifer Jones Covey (Dr. Mervyn) of San Mateo, CA; granddaughters Olivia Reese (Justin) of Redwood City, CA & Nicki Hernandez of San Mateo, CA; grandson Myles Covey of San Mateo, CA; and great-granddaughter Claire...
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Mervin Sanford Klemme

May 10, 1919 - May 6, 2017

Mervin Klemme died peacefully in his sleep 4 days before his 98th birthday. A long-time resident of San Mateo, CA, he lived the last three years at Sterling Court in San Mateo, where he had many friends. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, he was the son of Adelaide and Emil Klemme; he grew up on the Waipahu Sugar Plantation and graduated from St. Louis High School. As a young man, Merv enlisted in...
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Marilyn Bell

August 30, 1930 - May 6, 2017

Marilyn Bell, 86, died peacefully on May 6th. Marilyn was born in Brooklyn, New York, on August 30, 1930. She is survived by her three sons: Phil, Harry & Curt; 3 daughter-in-laws: Sue, Cathy & Judy; 5 grandchildren: Sandy (Jenny), Lyndee (Josh), Jeff, Ali & Chloe; 1 great-grandchild Dylan. She was also widowed to her loving husband, Marvin. They were married over 52 years before Marvin passed...
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William Fullendorf

June 29, 1939 - May 6, 2017

William Fullendorf passed away at the age of 77 shortly after being diagnosed with esophageal cancer. Bill was a native San Franciscan, the son of William Fullendorf & Maxine Doody. He attended St. Anne Grammar School, Riordan High School and graduated from University of San Francisco. He is survived by his wife Carolyn; two daughters: Dana Kilroy (James) & Dawn Longmore (Bruce Cala); beloved...
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Patricia Reeves

April 2, 1924 - May 4, 2017

Patricia G. Reeves passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 4, 2017 in San Mateo, CA. She touched many lives with her kind heart, generosity, and whit. Patricia was born on April 2, 1924 in Honolulu, HI to Mary and Peter Lopes. She was the youngest of seven children. She was involved in her St. Timothy parish community including the Hospitality Ministry and Senior Club in addition to being a...
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Meredith "Poodie" Bates

April 28, 1990 - May 4, 2017

Meredith Kathryn Emma Bates was born April 27, 1990, in San Luis Obispo, California to her loving mother, Laura Goodrow Pattillo, with help from her big sister, Courtney Bates McFate. Meredith was later blessed with a loving and supportive stepfather, John David Pattillo, who stepped into the shoes of fatherhood with ease and boundless love. Meredith was burdened with Rett Syndrome from birth,...
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Barbara Tai Jen Sun

December 24, 1926 - May 3, 2017


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Kesha M. Lawrence

March 23, 1971 - May 2, 2017


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Elisapeta Naufahu

November 19, 1931 - April 29, 2017


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Alice Okazaki

November 29, 1931 - April 29, 2017


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Dino Cavalieri

November 28, 1939 - April 29, 2017

Dino Cavalieri passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 29, 2017 with family and friends by his side. He touched many lives with his good nature and generosity. Dino was born in Iera Italy in 1939. He came to the United States at the age of 16. A proud American, Dino worked hard throughout his life, and enjoyed a successful career in construction, creating beautiful concrete and masonry...
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William Michael Shaughnessy

April 29, 2017

William Michael Shaughnessy, 83, passed away Saturday April 29, 2017 at his home in San Mateo, surrounded by his loving family. Bill was born in 1933 to Jerald & Delia Shaughnessy in San Francisco, the youngest of 7 children. He graduated from Saint Ignatius High School in 1951. Bill served in the Army during the Korean War. He met his lovely bride Joan in 1956, and they married in 1957 in...
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Alice Herning

October 30, 1920 - April 28, 2017

Alice Herning passed away in the early morning hours of April 28, 2017. She died peacefully at the age of 96, after a brief illness, surrounded by her loving family. To everyone who knew and or met Alice, she was a kind, intelligent and graceful woman who loved her family, friends and community above all else. The daughter of Joseph and Loretta (Dunne) White, Alice was born on October 30,...
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Stephen Beltrano

September 3, 1954 - April 27, 2017

Stephen Beltrano Passed away suddenly on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 62 years of age. Devoted and Loving husband to Lynn. The fourth of four children born to Peter a San Francisco Fisherman and Florence Beltrano. Diane deceased, Peter and Nick Devoted father to Matthew and Danielle. Loving Uncle to Russell (Gloria) Ron, Michael (Michelle), Gina (Chris) and Katie. Great Uncle to Christina...
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Virginia Shahrok, M.D.

May 9, 1928 - April 27, 2017

Our loving Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Physician, friend and neighbor entered into rest peacefully in the family home on April 27, 2017. Although we can no longer hold your hand, we know that you have touched our hearts forever, and we will never be apart. Visitation and Vigil Saturday May 13, 11:30am Sneider & Sullivan & O'Connell's Funeral Home, San Mateo. Funeral Mass, Saturday...
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Clarice Marie Mondo Cooks

August 17, 1922 - April 25, 2017

Born in Modesto, California, to Thomasine Casalegno Mondo and Mario Mondo, Clarice Cooks spent her early years in Ripon, California. Clarice played the clarinet with the Ripon High School Band and the Modesto Junior College Band, which she loved. She graduated from San Jose State University where she studied Library Sciences. After graduation, she went to work for the San Mateo Public Library,...
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Jean Kaye Tinsley

March 24, 1927 - April 25, 2017

Jean Kaye Tinsley passed away on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. She was a major influence to many women in the field of aviation. Jean was born in San Francisco and graduated from Lowell High school. She earned an A.B. at the Language University of Santa Barbara and a M.A. in Philology. Jean was a pioneer woman in the field of aviation achieving many firsts for her Gender. She was a private pilot...
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Thomas Francis Lehmkuhl

February 8, 1958 - April 22, 2017

Tom Lehmkuhl passed away suddenly on Saturday. Everyone loved him and will deeply miss his gentle nature, kindness and sense of humor. He was born to the late Bettye & Herman Lehmkuhl and raised in Millbrae, attended St. Dunstan School, graduated Capuchino High School and earned a degree at College of San Mateo. He worked faithfully in the grocery business for Draeger's Market the last 10 years...
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Bishara Kubein

February 2, 1927 - April 22, 2017

Bishara Kubein was born in Salt, Jordan in 1927 and died at his home peacefully and with his family in Hillsborough, CA on April 22, 2017. He was the son of Iskandar and Julia Kubein. He came to the United States in 1951 by ship and entered via Ellis Island. He lived in Madison WI, Arizona and several cities in the San Francisco Bay Area. He worked for decades as a self-employed business owner...
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Maria Elva Barron

April 22, 1935 - April 20, 2017


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Esberto Lara Sinigayan

August 22, 1947 - April 20, 2017

Esberto "Bert" Lara Sinigayan was born on August 22, 1947 in the Philippines (Dasmariñas, Cavite) and passed away peacefully in his home on April 20, 2017. Bert was a long time resident of San Mateo County and enjoyed the simple things in life whether it was watching the planes fly by his home in Redwood Shores or his two children growing up playing basketball in the drive way, Bert was that all...
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Emma Sabbatini

June 16, 1916 - April 19, 2017

Emma Sabbatini died quietly Wednesday evening April 19, 2017 at her home in San Mateo, surrounded by family and caregivers. Emma was born June 16, 1916 in San Mateo when the city population was 5,000. She was the daughter of Maria Luigia and Costantino Marchesin who had emigrated from Pianzano, Italy, north of Venice. Throughout her life, Emma kept in close touch with cousins in Italy. Emma...
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Vinit Vikash Narayan

April 21, 1983 - April 16, 2017


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Clement J. Faber

February 6, 1932 - April 16, 2017


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Frank Yoshio Yamaguma

February 1, 1921 - April 16, 2017

Frank Yoshio Yamaguma, 96, passed away peacefully at home on April 16. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Mary Yuriko (Asano) Yamaguma, and his five children; son, Mark (Joanne), daughter, Gayle, son, Alan (Michele), daughter Leslie (Ken), daughter Wendy (Mark), nine grandchildren, Derek, Jason, Keely, Erin, Casey, Trevor, Corie, Ethan, Kai, and seven great grandchildren Elias, Sachi, Kirin,...
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Dave John Gandolfo

February 18, 1926 - April 10, 2017

Dave Gandolfo passed away peacefully on April 10, 2017. Dave was born in San Francisco on February 18, 1926. He spent his formative years in San Francisco, where he and his sister Blanche, were raised by their Aunt Kate Nunziati. Dave joined the US Navy in 1944 and was stationed in Kansas, but never deployed. After the war, Dave returned to San Francisco and worked many years in the produce...
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Violet Catherine Signorello

November 14, 1924 - April 8, 2017

Violet died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, April 8, 2017. She was born in Dunsmuir, CA and graduated from Dunsmuir High School. She then attended Heald School of Business in San Francisco, CA. Violet was married to her late husband, Jack on October 7, 1945. They celebrated 64 wonderful years together. Violet was a devoted mother of three: Ed (Kathy), Rozanne (Annie)...
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Sally Selph

August 24, 1935 - April 6, 2017


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Joseph Beverly, Jr.

February 12, 1923 - April 6, 2017

Joseph "Joe" Beverly Jr., son of the late Joseph Sr. & Stella Beverly was born on February 12, 1923 in China, Texas. He was united in holy matrimony to Eva Simon. This union was blessed with two sons, Bert & JB Beverly. His wife Eva and son Bert preceded him in death. Joe was an active member of St. Timothy Catholic Church in San Mateo, CA. His catholic life was as beautiful as the roses he...
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Lita Pahulu Fakava

June 30, 1957 - April 5, 2017


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Henry Garais Ching

March 16, 1957 - April 1, 2017

Fifth of the six children, he was undoubtedly the most selfless person one could ever imagine. A loving son, a thoughtful brother and a very responsible head of the family. Lived and worked afar just to give the best possible life for his family. Chose to miss out on many occasions, celebrate on his own and be alone for the sake of everyone he has left home. He is truly a giver not only to...
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Evelyn Theresa Cottrell

September 1, 1921 - March 31, 2017

Evelyn Theresa Cottrell was born on September 1, 1921 in St. Louis, Missouri to parents Marie McAlpin & James Sutton. She was the third of four siblings: James Jr., Russell, Evelyn & Marilyn. After graduating from Vashon High School in St. Louis, she attended Stoe Teachers College where she received her Bachelor's Degree and Teaching Credential. World War II together with strained...
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Lorraine Bueno-Taylor

March 31, 1942 - March 29, 2017

Passed away in her home in Foster City on March 29th. She was inspirational in her 10 year battle with cancer. Lorrie was born in San Francisco California on March 31, 1942. She attended Immaculate Conception Academy high school in San Francisco and earned a BA degree at Cal State Hayward. In 2004, Lorrie married her 2nd husband Ray Taylor. Lorrie loved ball room dancing, cooking, and...
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Victoria Jalife Ortiz

December 24, 1924 - March 28, 2017

Victoria Ortiz passed away peacefully at her home in the early morning. She had been pretty healthy until she was diagnosed with Dementia in her 80's. She was a beautiful, strong and loving woman. She was born in Mexico City, MX. She lived in San Mateo for over 40 years of her life. Besides her family, her passions were cooking, walking, reading and listening to music. Victoria worked for...
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Maria Lopez Castrejon

April 6, 1943 - March 28, 2017

Maria López Contreras nació en barreras Jalisco el año 1943 un 6 de Abril. No conocido a su madre porque al nacer perdió la vida su madre fue Maria Trinidad Contreras y su padre Salvador López que hasta la fecha vive, le busco una familia para que la cuidaran de niña. Los padrinos Angel Cervantes e Ines Cervantes finados cuidaron de ella hasta sus 14 años de edad. Desde niña asumio...
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Richard Carl Gedymin

September 2, 1933 - March 27, 2017

Richard Carl Gedymin, 83, passed away peacefully early on March 27, 2017 after several years of cardiac and pulmonary illness as well as vascular dementia. He was deeply committed to family and friends, and that commitment was evident in his every action. His smile and laugh lit up a room, his hospitality was unparalleled and his honor to everything he believed in (from family/friends, to...
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Helen P. Walsh

August 29, 1925 - March 25, 2017

Helen Walsh, 91 of San Mateo died on 3/25/2017 with her family by her side. She was born 8/29/1925 in Chicago IL, to her parents John B. and Helen Parker. She was a resident of San Mateo for 63 years. Helen was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She is survived by her sons James Walsh (Mary), Kevin Walsh (Meghan), Michael Walsh (Sherri), John Walsh (Patricia) Tom Walsh ...
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Ronald Dean Somers

February 20, 1931 - March 23, 2017

Ron Somers, beloved husband, father and Papa passed away peacefully on March 23, 2017 with his family by his side. He joins his special needs son John, "his buddy" who passed away in 2013. Ron was born in Belleville, Illinois and moved to San Mateo in 1945. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Bianca, his son Robert, his daughter Barbara Nelson (Rick), grandsons Craig & Kyle Nelson and his...
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Quirino Charles Tatti

January 13, 1925 - March 19, 2017


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Gene C. Spease

June 23, 1931 - March 15, 2017

Gene Carol Spease passed away peacefully on March 15th in Belmont, CA. He was 85 years old. He was born on June 23, 1931 in San Rafael, California to Carolyn Ann & John Franklin Spease. He attended Grant High School in Portland, Oregon and was a Sigma Chi at Washington State University in Pullman. Gene was a Quality Control Engineer with General Electric and Bechtel. After his retirement...
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Jennifer Marie Tanti

September 7, 1978 - March 15, 2017

Jennifer Marie Tanti is survived by her loving mother Gerry Tanti and cherished brother Valentino Tanti. Donations may be made in Jennifer's memory to St. Timothy Catholic School or Mission Hospice of San Mateo.
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Mitsuko Ojima

June 20, 1920 - March 14, 2017


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John "Rick" Leon

May 7, 1966 - March 10, 2017

Our beloved Rick Leon left us to be with the Lord on Friday, March 10, 2017. He was 50 years old. Rick was born in San Mateo, CA and resided there for the majority of his life with temporary residencies in Southern California and Lima, Peru. He was a graduate of Aragon High School and earned an Associate Degree from the College of San Mateo. Rick was a loving son to his father Juan Leon and his...
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Sandra Marlene Katz

April 6, 1936 - March 10, 2017

Sandra "Marlene" Katz (née Wilson), of Nevada City, California (formerly a Menlo Park resident), passed away on March 10, 2017, in San Mateo. She was 80 years old. The eldest daughter of LaVeta McQuigg and James Lowell Wilson of Blandinsville, Illinois, Marlene moved to the Bay Area in 1962. There she became a career educator, teaching college level business courses at California State...
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Gloria Jean Palladino

October 15, 1943 - March 8, 2017

Gloria passed away peacefully on March 8th. She was a San Mateo native and was a parishioner at St. Matthew Catholic Church. Gloria touched many lives with her love, generous heart and spirit. She was a woman of integrity, through and through. Gloria farmed in Brentwood for 30 years with her late husband, Robert Palladino. She loved her Italian culture, enjoying a good party with food and wine....
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Carol Ann Marchi

October 12, 1940 - March 6, 2017

A much-loved Carol V. Marchi left this world unexpectedly on March 6, 2017. She leaves behind her sons Joe and David (Jim), granddaughters Ashley and Angelica, brother Bill Veno (Judy), many sisters, relatives and close friends. Born on October 12, 1940, in Attleboro, Massachusetts to New England natives Helen (Farrell) and Russell Veno, "active daughter" Carol was head majorette, senior class...
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Art Longinidis

August 15, 1933 - March 6, 2017

Art Longinidis, age 83, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 6, 2017. Born August 15, 1933 in Crimea, Russia, he lived in Greece, San Francisco and then settled in Belmont, CA. He worked as a computer programmer until retiring in 1999. Survived by loving wife Christine; devoted children: John (Karina) Longinidis & Ellen (Andrzej) Skoskiewicz; grandchildren: Leanna, Luke, Jack, Sophia,...
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Carmen Dolores Patane

April 20, 1938 - March 3, 2017

Carmen passed away on Friday after a battle with Parkinson's disease and cancer. She was a former resident of South San Francisco, a graduate of South San Francisco High School, a retired court clerk for San Mateo County, past member of the Sons of Italy in San Francisco, past President of the Italian American Women's Guild in San Mateo and a member of the ICF Club in Burlingame. She enjoyed...
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Luigi Paul DaDalt

January 30, 1933 - March 3, 2017

Luigi Paul DaDalt (aka Louie Jr., Dad & Nonno) passed away on Friday, March 3, 2017. He was known and loved by many. He was an avid hunter and golfer. An active member of the Italian Sporting Club SIRS 142 ICF, he also belonged to the Escalon Sportsman Club. He loved the outdoors and working in his garden. He was someone who loved being with friends and family especially his grandchildren. ...
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Richard Y. Omi

May 18, 1923 - March 1, 2017

Richard was born in Knightsen, CA to Torazo and Koto Omi, immigrants from Niigata, Japan. Youngest of ten children, he grew up knowing that his family was split apart: 4 siblings (including 3 born in US) were raised in Niigata, while he and 4 others grew up in the San Joaquin Valley. He graduated Modesto High School in 1941, prior to the Japanese internment the following year in Amache, CO....
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Gladys N. Capps (nee Smith)

December 7, 1923 - February 25, 2017

Gladys passed away peacefully on February 25, 2017. She was born on December 7, 1923 in Suncook, New Hampshire. In 1946, she married Del James Capps and moved to Burlingame, California. Gladys was a devoted wife and mother. She will be dearly missed. Survived by her 3 sons: Daniel Capps, William Capps (Jorja) & David Capps (Patti); 2 grandchildren: James Capps (Heather) & Del Jonathan (DJ)...
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Shelley Suzanne Germen

February 22, 1953 - February 25, 2017

Shelley Germen, mother of 2 (Grant & Paige), mother-in-law(George), wife (to Bob), sister (to Blaine & Bonnie), daughter and best friend to many; passed away on Saturday, February 25th, 2017. Shelley fought long and hard with her battle against breast cancer. Even after her first diagnosis, Shelley always smiled, laughed, cheered and brighten the room and hearts of many. Whoever she came in...
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Fernando V. Manuntag, Sr.

May 30, 1927 - February 24, 2017

Fernando V. Manuntag Sr. was born on May 30, 1927 and passed away on Feruary 24, 2017. He worked as a budget analyst at Clark Air Force base In Angeles City Philippines for 31 years where he received numerous service awards. He was a loving husband to Feliza Manuntag and father to his five children: Yoly, Angie, Noel, Gina and Jun. He was a simple and humble man with a big heart. He moved to...
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Mary Patricia Harrington

March 16, 1934 - February 23, 2017

Pat, as she was always known, died peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends, on Thursday, February 23, 2017. Pat was born in Cork, Ireland and immigrated to the United States in 1957. She met her husband, Denis, who was also from Ireland, shortly after arriving in this country. They raised their son, John in San Mateo. Denis predeceased her in 2010. Pat was an avid dog lover...
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Dorothy "Dolly" Maddox

March 2, 1924 - February 21, 2017


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Peter J. Sgarbossa

November 2, 1942 - February 18, 2017

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to The Salvation Army.
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Vincent Alejandro Orellana

February 14, 1957 - February 18, 2017


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Felisa Pongos Velasco

March 18, 1925 - February 17, 2017


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Patricia Anne Mills

April 23, 1940 - February 17, 2017

Patricia passed away peacefully on February 17, 2017. She was born in Reedley, CA on April 23, 1940. Patricia moved to San Francisco and graduated from Presentation High School. She worked for a liquor company as a Computer Programmer and Data Processing Manager for 15 years. Survived by loving husband Forrest Mills; children: Forrest Mills Jr., Kevin Mills & Brad Mills; brothers: Joseph...
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Florence M. Fujita

August 2, 1936 - February 16, 2017

Florence M. Fujita passed away on February 16, 2017 at the age of 80. Florence was born on August 2, 1936 in Palo Alto, California to John and Katherine Tatsukawa. Florence graduated from San Mateo High School and earned her teaching degree from San Jose State University. Florence taught kindergarten in the Belmont school district for 30 years. She enjoyed traveling and spending time with her...
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Barbara Jo (Carcione) Erle

May 22, 1939 - February 16, 2017

After a brief battle with cancer, Barbara passed away peacefully at home with family at her bedside. Born to Joseph and Madeline Carcione on May 22, 1939 in San Francisco, she attended St. Anne of the Sunset grammar school, graduating in 1953. Barbara graduated from St. Rose High School in 1957 and matriculated to Dominican University in San Rafael, graduating in 1961 with a degree in Education...
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Ramon Vargas Perez

April 23, 1953 - February 14, 2017


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Mildred A. Featherstone

February 11, 1923 - February 11, 2017

Mildred "Millie" Featherstone Feb. 11, 1923 – Feb 11, 2017 Resident of San Mateo Born and raised in the Boston, MA area where she met her husband, Walter. They loved to dance. She and her husband, Walter were active in the sailing community. Had their boat "Blue Lou" at Coyote Point for many years. Avid golfer, she golfed 3-4 days a week both on the east and west coasts. Traveled to...
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Sue S. Okamura

September 13, 1918 - February 10, 2017


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Blanca "Tita" Haydee Pineda

May 24, 1950 - February 8, 2017

Tita passed away peacefully on Feb. 8, 2017. She was born on May 24, 1950 in Guatemala. Graduated and majored in Accounting, then moved to San Mateo in 1990. She worked as a custodian for Gramercy On The Park for 22 years. Tita was a dedicated parishioner at St. Matthew serving as a Eucharistic Minister and belonged to the Legion de Maria. She was always willing to help others in need. Tita will...
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Rita Josephine Matteucci

January 31, 1918 - February 7, 2017


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Sarah Ruth Giffen

June 26, 1951 - February 7, 2017

Sarah Ruth Giffen passed away after a long illness on February 7, 2017. Sarah, born in Fresno, California, was the daughter of Price and Joann Giffen. She attended local schools and went on to graduate from the University of California at Berkeley. She also received an MBA from Golden Gate University and a Masters in Library Science from San Jose State University. After graduating from...
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Joseph Bacchetto, Jr.

September 17, 1924 - February 5, 2017

Joe Bacchetto Jr. passed away unexpectedly on Feb. 5, 2017 at the age of 92. He was a longtime resident of San Mateo. Born on Sep. 17, 1924 to Joe & Theresa Bacchetto. Joe was a member of The American Legion, The Elks Club and The Peninsula Social Club. Preceded in death by his wife, Mary. They were married for 65 years. Survived by son Joe Bacchetto III (Darlene); grandsons: Kevin (Veronica),...
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Shuji Suruki

December 22, 1951 - February 5, 2017

Shuji Suruki, 65, passed away peacefully on February 5th, 2017 at the hospital surrounded by his loved ones. He was the husband of Ryuko, and they shared 40 years of marriage together. Born in Kagoshima, Japan, he was the son of Tokinori and Kie Suruki. He was the proud owner of his own business, Suruki Super Market, which he and his wife first opened in Burlingame in 1980, and later moved to...
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Anna June Maes

June 26, 1923 - February 4, 2017

Anna Maes, a longtime resident of San Mateo California left us peacefully on February 4, 2017 at the age of 93. Anna was born in 1923 to William J. Maes and Elizabeth Maes and is survived by her beloved sis-ter, Nancy, a resident of Sydney Australia. She was preceded in death by her brother Bill Maes. Anna attended St. Matthew School in San Mateo then won a scholarship and graduated from...
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Letizia Louise Freschet

October 22, 1931 - February 4, 2017

Letizia Freschet a longtime resident of San Mateo passed peacefully Saturday morning surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her devoted and loving husband Guido. Her two brothers, Silvano Vial from Redwood City and Sergio Vial from Fresno. Much to her sadness, she recently lost her loving sister, Alice Siboldi. Her pride and joy were her three children: Marc & Nancy Freschet, Rick...
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Thomas Kevin Slattery

January 28, 1928 - February 3, 2017


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Andrew Kiet Harris

December 4, 1964 - February 3, 2017

Andy was born in Saigon, Vietnam. After moving to the United States at a young age, he grew up alongside eight other siblings in Washington and spent his teen years in San Francisco. He attended Lincoln High school, while spending most of his time playing football and basketball. Andy enjoyed a 20 year career in the plumbing field, and continued maintenance work for the city of Dublin while...
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Verne Donald Hager

October 18, 1920 - February 2, 2017

We just lost a great man, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, proud Navy man, and legendary storyteller. Verne Donald Hager, born October 18, 1920, was raised by his dear grandmother Mamie in Findlay, Ohio. When he was old enough, Mamie urged him to join the California Conservation Corps (or the CCCs). So he did, dutifully sending money home every month. That's likely where his...
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Phillip Joseph Cava

October 7, 1928 - February 1, 2017

Phillip Cava, a long-time resident of Dublin, died at age 88 after complications due to pneumonia and influenza. Born in San Francisco on 10/7/1928, Phillip was the son of Joseph Angelo Cava and Rose Lucy Campagna. He joins his first wife, Shirley Cava and second wife, Joann Cava-Matthews in the afterlife . Phil leaves behind his children Laurie and Joseph Cava as well as many cousins and...
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Lillian Victoria (Mount) Fleming

February 22, 1920 - January 31, 2017

Lillian Fleming, 96, passed away in her home of five years in San Mateo on Tuesday morning. Born in Lyerly, GA on February 22, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Lillian Pearl (Lipham) Mount and Paul Hill Mount of Summerville, GA. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Lewis Fleming, and sons Raymond Fleming and Gary Fleming. Lillian took pride in having raised her...
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Rodolfo Rosendo Grabiel

October 18, 1935 - January 30, 2017


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Esperanza Moreno Soto

May 10, 1914 - January 27, 2017


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Andrew Yiu Kee Wong

December 25, 1921 - January 25, 2017


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Silivia Haisini Vaitai

July 23, 1981 - January 24, 2017


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Richard Willard Rohrbacher

April 9, 1927 - January 24, 2017

Richard "Dick" Rohrbacher was born in Stockton, California in 1927. He served in the Army at the end of World War II and during the occupation of Korea. He graduated from College of the Pacific in 1952 and became the beloved husband of Frances Leonard of Watsonville in 1953. Together they raised four children; Charles, Nancy, Rosanne & Meg. Richard served for 19 years as a reservist and...
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Minnie Hom Chan

August 26, 1917 - January 22, 2017

Minnie H. Chan passed away peacefully on January 22, 2017. She was the beloved wife of predeceased William Land Chan and beloved mother of predeceased Benson Sam Chan. She is survived and will be deeply missed by her daughter Faye F. Gee (Kenneth), son Gene Sam Chan, and grandchildren Pandora, Keith, Cassandra, Kevin Gee, and three great-grandsons Kyle, Kody, and Kade Gee. She leaves behind...
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James Elias Gavros

July 12, 1933 - January 21, 2017

James (Demetrios) Elias Gavros, longtime resident of San Mateo, passed away peacefully at home in his sleep on Saturday, January 21st. Known for his gregarious spirit and generous ways, his love for the Greek Orthodox faith, language, folk dance and culture played a very important role throughout his life. James was born in Vervena, Arcadias, Greece in 1933 to Elias and Styliani Gavros...
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Mitchell Alexander Dzwonek

October 24, 1945 - January 20, 2017

Mitchell Alexander Dzwonek, son of the late Stanislaw & Genovefa Dzwonek, passed away peacefully on January 20th at home with his family. Born in Aschaffenburg, Germany, his family emigrated to the U.S. in 1951. He graduated from St. Anthony High School in Jersey City, NJ in 1963, earned a degree in Business Administration from Rockhurst College in 1967; and Masters of Science from Arizona...
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Manuel Jimenez

April 8, 1936 - January 20, 2017


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Francisco Gutierrez Tupas

June 4, 1943 - January 18, 2017

Born in Manila on June 4, 1943. He is the third among four siblings, namely Erlinda Tupas Abellanosa, Rolando Tupas and Rosemarie Tupas. His parents was Pedro and Guillermina Tupas. Francisco graduated from National University of Manila with a degree of Bachelor of Science Industrial Engineering and De La Salle College. Married Christina Huerto Tupas a graduate of Bachelor of Science in...
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Irene Johanna Eberhard

November 17, 1915 - January 18, 2017


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Raymond R. Kauffman

December 14, 1917 - January 16, 2017

It is with great sadness that the Kauffman family announces the passing of our beloved and awe-inspiring patriarch, in his 100th year of life. Devoted husband of 70 years to the late Patricia Alexander Kauffman, who predeceased him on August 25, 2016. Loving father of Teresa, Antoinette, Raphael (Sarah), Diane (Steve Pomerantz), and Laurence Kauffman, dear grandfather of Daniel (Mizuho) Kauffman,...
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John Robert Burr

August 28, 1934 - January 15, 2017

Born in Sacramento, CA, John lived in San Francisco until moving to San Mateo in 1945 at age 11. At the time, there were only 23,000 people living there. John attended Hayward Park Elementary, Borel Junior High, and San Mateo High School, Class of 1952. He studied Mechanical Drawing at SMHS and helped design the seating in what was then the new high school auditorium. At age 17, John...
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Paul G. Ang

June 8, 1949 - January 15, 2017

After a courageous and hard-fought battle with cancer, Paul passed away peacefully with his family at his side in the early morning of Sunday, January 15, 2017. Paul was born in Java, Indonesia, the third of five sons to Francis and Dora Ang. Growing up in a lively household of five boys, Paul had many stories to tell of his adventures with his brothers. Following his childhood in...
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Paulette Marie Volonte

May 25, 1942 - January 12, 2017

Paulette Marie Volonte, 74, passed away peacefully on January 12, 2017, at her home after a courageous long battle with cancer. She was born in San Francisco to the late Grace and Paul Volonte. She attended St. Anthony's Grammar School, Notre Dame High School, and San Francisco City College where she received an associate's degree. Paulette and her mother lived in San Mateo for 37 years,...
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