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Kevin Anthony O'Connell

January 17, 1936 - September 18, 2017

A native of San Francisco and longtime resident of Hillsborough, Kevin attended Archbishop Riordan High School, San Francisco City College, University of Pennsylvania The Wharton School of Business and served in the US Army. He was an active member of the Bohemian Club, St. Francis Yacht Club, Royal Cork Yacht Club and Transpacific Yacht Club. Kevin also held various positions as Trustee Emeritus...
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Gene C. Hoy

June 10, 1932 - September 16, 2017

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Maria C. Ma

July 7, 1937 - September 15, 2017

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Matilda Pahulu

June 27, 1931 - September 15, 2017

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Irene E. Brauns

January 19, 1919 - September 13, 2017

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Mercedes Del Carmen Flamenco

January 1, 1970 - September 10, 2017

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Terrie Louise Barsetti

September 14, 1930 - September 9, 2017

Born to Oliver Joseph and Elsie Marie Gomes in the Watsonville Hospital, Terrie is the second of four children (Georgette, Terrie, Beverly and Oliver). The Gomes family lived in Castroville and Ripon before moving to Daly City. Terrie attended Jefferson High School, where she sang in the chorus, played basketball, took photography and was Queen of the Aquacades synchronized swim team; she...
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Louise Ryan Keats

September 2, 1930 - September 9, 2017

Louise Ryan Keats passed away early Saturday morning, at her home, in bed, with her children present. Born in San Francisco on September 2, 1930, she grew up during the depression and WWII. Graduating near the top of her class from Dominican College in San Rafael, where she was the yearbook editor, she became a grade school teacher. She had four children during her 50 year marriage to Marlin...
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Antonio T. Gonzalez

January 14, 1946 - September 8, 2017

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Rose L. Wong

July 31, 1951 - September 6, 2017

Rose Wong was born the eldest of six siblings in Hong Kong on July 31, 1951. She is survived by her mother, two brothers, two sons, daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren. In August of 1971, Rose married her late husband, Jason Wong and immigrated to San Francisco to start their lives together. They began their humble beginnings in San Francisco's Chinatown where Jason worked long hours at...
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Carol Ann Rankin

January 4, 1946 - September 6, 2017

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Susan Alexandra Raffo

August 23, 1956 - September 5, 2017

Susan Alexandra Raffo passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Susan was born in Lawton, Oklahoma. In her youth, she lived in Japan, Virginia and in her beloved Dallas, Texas. She attended Ursuline Academy of Dallas, where she was a proud member of the class of 1974. Following graduation, she attended Santa Clara University in California, where she received a degree in...
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Beverly Marie Passanisi

December 4, 1930 - September 5, 2017

Beverly Marie Passanisi, 86, died with grace on September 5th, 2017. She was the youngest child of Ivy Bini, a San Francisco native of Florentine descent, and George Obujen, a Croatian immigrant. She remained proud of her heritage throughout her lifetime and enjoyed visiting her family's homelands in her later years. Her family resided on North Point Street in the Marina District and spent many...
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Kie Suruki

June 8, 1925 - September 3, 2017

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Anna Marie Denham

May 5, 1923 - August 31, 2017

Ann passed away with her family by her side. She was born to Antonio & Catherine Ferrigno. Beloved wife of Richard Denham. Survived by children: Annette (Richard), Frank & Anthony (Cheryl); grandchildren: Gina, Frank Jr., Anthony, Catherine (Matt), Ann (Sean), Nicholas (Lisa), Patrick (Jennifer) & Heather; great-grandchildren: Alyssa, Nicholas, Elizabeth, Christopher, Molly & Cameron;...
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George Robert Welling

June 20, 1945 - August 30, 2017

George Robert Welling passed away on Wednesday August 30, after a long battle with congestive heart failure. George touched many lives and will not soon be forgotten. He was born in South Dakota and resided in California since he was a toddler. He enlisted in the US Marines in 1963 and completed two tours of duty in Vietnam where he received two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star among his many...
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Renee L. Bates

February 18, 1947 - August 27, 2017

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Lisa Kilistina Fakatene

February 3, 1964 - August 24, 2017

Lisa Kilistina Tatola Fakatene passed away peacefully at her San Mateo home, surrounded by her loving family and friends. Lisa was born February 3rd, 1964 and passed away August 24, 2017. Lisa was born to parents Etuate and Anna Tatola in the island kingdom of Tonga. She was married to her late husband Lopiseni Fakatene, and was blessed with 2 children, Tupou Heilala Latai and Mele...
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Ivana Stemberga

April 14, 1932 - August 23, 2017

Ivana Zuljani Stemberga, or as everyone called her, Nona Nina, passed away on Wednesday, August 23rd, at the age of 85. She was the sweetest woman anyone has ever met, always with open arms and a giving heart. Nona Nina was born in Ruzici, Istra, Croatia to the late Anton and Ivana Zuljani. She was the 4th child of eight. On December 15, 1950, she married the late Aldo Stemberga, Sr....
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Taaniela Tuunga Nau

January 29, 1929 - August 19, 2017

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Marie Merle Gesicke

January 10, 1914 - August 18, 2017

Marie was 103 ½ years old when she died peacefully in San Mateo. Born in Chicago, IL, she moved to San Mateo 54 years ago with her mother. Her home was her castle and being a very strong and independent woman, she lived at home with minimal assistance until recently. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frieda & Frank; her brothers Walter & Frank; sister Dorothy and niece Linda. She...
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Patricia (Paton) Cavagnaro

February 19, 1942 - August 17, 2017

Patricia (Paton) Cavagnaro passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family, after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. She was the loving wife of Robert Cavagnaro, beloved mother of Robert John Cavagnaro, dear mother-in-law of Pamela Cavagnaro, adored grandmother (Nonni) to Daniela & Alexandra Cavagnaro, cherished sister of Robert (Micheline), Jenny & Shawn Paton. Preceded in...
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Carol Lawton Pedersen

March 5, 1927 - August 17, 2017

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Billie Gene Corbin, Jr.

September 12, 1959 - August 17, 2017

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Marshall Curtis

May 3, 1936 - August 14, 2017

Marshall Curtis devoted husband and father, was born on May 3rd, 1936 in Dallas, Texas to his mother, Clara Curtis. Marshall accepted Christ as his savior and he was baptized at an early age. He was raised in the Dallas area, and completed his high school education there. While growing up in Dallas, he met the woman who would later become the love of his life, Jereldine Wynne. Marshall and...
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Jiwon Kim

March 28, 1976 - August 13, 2017

He gave compassion, love and laughter to everyone he met. He was heart of the family and will be greatly missed.
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Janet Motzer Frye

May 2, 1944 - August 13, 2017

Janet Motzer Frye died unexpectedly on August 13, 2017 with her family by her side. Jan was born and raised in San Francisco where she attended Notre Dame des Victoires and Lincoln High School. She met her husband John at UC Davis where she graduated in 1966. Jan was a teacher at Hillsdale High School and Crocker Middle School. She taught dance aerobics at the Peninsula Family YMCA for 40 years...
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Gladys Hertzler

August 5, 1921 - August 11, 2017

Gladys Hertzler, 96, passed away peacefully on August 11, 2017 after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimers. She was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on August 5, 1921 to Edward J. Barto and Beatrice (Gunzenhauser) Barto (deceased). Gladys was married to Robert R. Hertzler (deceased 1989), her High School sweetheart on November 7, 1942. She is survived by her loving daughter Heide...
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James Franklin Crafts, Jr.

June 16, 1926 - August 8, 2017

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Ace A. Tago

January 27, 1939 - August 8, 2017

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David Raymund

May 18, 1927 - August 5, 2017

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Guy Salmas

July 6, 1921 - August 3, 2017

Guy Salmas, born in Detroit, Michigan in 1921, was preceded in death by his two brothers, George & Dan and his sister, Georgia. He served in the 361st Infantry at Normandy in WWII and also entertained troops with the USO. Enjoying with his brothers, The Salmas Brothers, much success in the music industry, he worked for many years in Las Vegas. Guy was married to Lulu Chocas for 69 years and they...
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Richard "Dick" Eugene McEachron

July 18, 1929 - July 31, 2017

Richard "Dick" Eugene McEachron was born to Howard & Rosella McEachron on July 18, 1929 in Cody, Wyoming. Dick served in the U.S. Navy from 1946-1957 and in the U.S. Air Force from 1957-1968. He was the Quartermaster on the USS Henderson during the Ichon Landing during the Korean War, which he always stated was "his favorite job of all time." Dick was an Air Traffic Controller in Da Nang during...
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Pilar C. Vallejo

May 14, 1922 - July 29, 2017

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Paul David McNamara

December 3, 1962 - July 27, 2017

Paul David McNamara, 54, of Belmont CA, died on Thursday July 27, 2017 following a seven month battle with cancer. Born December 3, 1962 in Boston, a son of the late William A. McNamara, Sr. and Theresa V. (Sheil) McNamara, he was a former resident of Dorchester before moving to Belmont, CA in 1988. He was raised and educated in Dorchester, and received his Associates Degree from Wentworth...
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Annette L. Greslat

February 4, 1920 - July 26, 2017

Annette was born on February 4, 1920 in San Francisco, CA to Edward H. Greslat & Rosie Rhuland. She passed away on July 26, 2017 in Redwood City, CA at the age of 97. A graduate of Stanford University in 1942, she worked as an Accountant in San Mateo for many years finishing her career with the City of Burlingame. A single woman all her life, Annette loved to travel and folk dance. She was a...
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Richard Charles Smith

June 25, 1939 - July 25, 2017

Richard Charles Smith was born on June 25, 1939 in Alsatia, Louisiana. He was born to the union of Willie Jr. and Carrie Pearl Smith who both preceded him in death. Richard was the second eldest child and first born son of eight children. In his early years Richard was an avid reader and enjoyed sports. He always took great pride and joy in helping take care of his younger siblings. His family...
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Morey Low

December 18, 1931 - July 22, 2017

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Jennie Low

December 23, 1928 - July 22, 2017

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Nancy Denhup Kohn

April 20, 1931 - July 18, 2017

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Victor Kancev

November 1, 1938 - July 17, 2017

Victor Kancev was born Nov. 1, 1938 in Sofia, Bulgaria. He escaped communist Bulgaria and spent two years in a refugee camp Italy before emigrating to America in 1968. After spending one cold winter in Chicago, he made California is home for the next 40 years. He was an electrician by trade but "could fix anything that was broken"! He was a good honest man and was not afraid to speak his mind. ...
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John Joseph Meyer, III

November 2, 1932 - July 15, 2017

John J. Meyer III passed away peacefully at his home in San Mateo Saturday morning after a valiant battle with cancer. He is survived by his spouse Caryl Meyer; sons: John J. Meyer IV (Dorothy) & Jason L. Meyer (Julia); grandchildren: John Meyer V (Melanie), Jennifer Portale (Mario), Chance Meyer, Melaney Meyer & Jillian Meyer; and loving great-granddaughters: Arianna Meyer, Carmella Portale &...
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John G. Buting

May 2, 1955 - July 13, 2017

John Buting, 62, beloved brother, uncle and friend, died July 13, 2017 from heart failure. The day before, John suffered a major heart attack in his hometown of Durango, CO, where friends and paramedics were able to revive him. The following day he was transported to a heart trauma hospital in Colorado Springs, but sadly, he passed away that evening with family in attendance. John was born...
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Biwen Wu

July 1, 1947 - July 13, 2017

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Chester Arthur Lax, Sr.

September 3, 1928 - July 10, 2017

Chester passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends after a short illness. He was a much- loved man with a generous spirit and a positive outlook. Chester was born in Diaz, Arkansas. He was the fourth son of six sons born to Alfred Lax, Sr. & Elnora Lax. The family moved to San Mateo, California in 1944. Chester was a faithful member of St. James AME Zion Church for many years. He...
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Ralph Gowan

June 4, 1938 - July 10, 2017

Ralph E. Gowan passed away on July 10, 2017 after stoically battling an over-10-year illness. He died peacefully at home, with his beloved wife by his side. He had just turned 79 years old. Ralph is survived by his loving wife of over 54 years, Elizabeth (Betty) Gowan; his daughter, Anne Gowan Weaver (David) of Emerald Hills, CA; his son, Matthew Gowan (Annemarie) of Carmichael, CA; his...
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Jose Roberto Aguja

September 27, 1925 - July 9, 2017

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Beth (Bonita Elisabeth ) Nuttman, Jr.

June 28, 1919 - July 8, 2017

Beth was born in Casper, WY and quickly moved to Los Angeles, CA. Raised in Beverly Hills, she attended Marymount H.S. and Sacramento State College. She married J.B. Nuttman Jr. in 1943 and moved to San Francisco, then to San Mateo. She loved to be of service and accomplished that through the Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, Boys Club, St. Gregory Parish, Catholic Charities, Serra International, St....
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Joan Marie Bissen

October 5, 1940 - July 7, 2017

Joan Bissen, a lifelong resident of San Mateo, passed away at home on July 7, 2017, surrounded by her family. She was 76 years old. She graduated from Hillsdale High School in 1958 - the school's first graduating class. She went to CSM and then San Francisco State. After graduation, she worked in publishing, where she defied protocol and ruffled some feathers by being the first woman to wear...
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Michael Carnevale

January 7, 1959 - July 6, 2017

Our beloved Mike passed away while on a leisurely motorcycle ride He will be reunited with his parents and grandparents. He was born to Andrew Carnevale and Dianne Tofanelli in San Francisco, growing up predominantly in San Rafael, CA. He is survived by Jenne, his loving wife of 25 years together. Family members include his sister Lynn (Pete) Matteoli of Santa Rosa, CA and brother Paul (Kelly...
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John William Turnbull

December 6, 1944 - July 4, 2017

John William Turnbull, beloved son, brother, uncle and friend passed away peacefully on July 4, 2017 at the age of 72. John touched many lives with his gentle spirit, kind heart, example of humility and perseverance. He worked diligently and dependably at Mills-Peninsula hospital kitchen for 41 years. John was a people person. He was the eldest of 5 siblings. He was very devoted to his family...
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Lieselotte Waddingham

October 26, 1950 - July 3, 2017

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Franklin Deron Tateosian

February 4, 1934 - July 2, 2017

The Tateosian family deeply mourns the loss of our beloved patriarch, Franklin D. Tateosian. A devoted father, grandfather and generous friend to many. Frank firmly lived by the motto, "its better to give than receive." He was a loyal son and deeply loved his parents, Deron & Marion. A San Mateo graduate, Frank graduated from UC Berkeley in 1956 where he then joined the Navy and proudly served...
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Jacob Israel Guillory

August 1, 1929 - July 2, 2017

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Virginia Knowles Donahoe

February 7, 1921 - July 1, 2017

Virginia Knowles Donahoe died peacefully surrounded by family on July 1. She was a resident of San Mateo for over 20 years. Beloved wife of Stephen Norton Donahoe, loving mother to Melanie Donahoe of San Mateo, John Donahoe of Asheville, NC, and Rick Donahoe of Richland, WA, grandmother of eight and great-grandmother of nine. Family meant all to her. As a member of the Peninsula Golf...
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Kathryn T. Tsushima

September 27, 1954 - June 29, 2017

The Keller and Tsushima families mourn the loss of Kathryn Toriko Tsushima, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend. She died from respiratory failure following thoracic surgery on June 29, 2017. She was 62. Born on September 27, 1954 in Columbus, GA to Robert & Jeanne Tsushima, Kathryn grew up in Honolulu, HI. She moved to "the mainland" to attend college at Santa...
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Pedro R. Urquilla

July 28, 1939 - June 27, 2017

Pedro Ramón Urquilla, M.D., 77, born in the city of San Miguel, El Salvador, Central America, on July 28, 1939, died on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, in Foster City, California. Deeply cherished by many, he will be missed as a husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, teacher, mentor, friend, and an accomplished professional recognized internationally in his field. Dr. Urquilla attended high...
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David Henderson McIntosh

December 3, 1937 - June 26, 2017

David passed away on June 26, 2017. He was born to Allan & Lillias McIntosh on Dec 3, 1937 in Dundee, Scotland. He came to America at an early age, attended grammar school and graduated from San Mateo High School. He served two years in the United States Navy. David was a member of the Operating Engineer's Union Local 3 for 50 years. He was honored for his long-term membership in the union with...
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Carol B. Baumann

June 25, 2017

Carol B. Baumann, of San Mateo, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 25, 2017, at the age of 86. She was the youngest child of Albert and Marguerite Goetz and she was very proud to be a native San Franciscan. Carol graduated from George Washington High School of San Francisco in 1948. After high school, she worked for Wells Fargo Bank and Pacific Bell. She married Robert S. Baumann on...
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Harold Joel Fox

March 29, 1927 - June 23, 2017

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Deborah Anne Maglione

July 27, 1953 - June 22, 2017

Debbie Maglione was born on July 27, 1953 to parents John and Anna Sankey in Passaic, New Jersey. Debbie passed away unexpectedly on June 22, 2017. Debbie grew up in Elmwood Park, New Jersey and graduated from Eastern Christian High School in 1971 and then received a B.A. in Sociology at Upsala College. After moving to California, she received a MLS from San Jose State University. She was a...
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Mary Maneatis Shurtz

February 15, 1927 - June 22, 2017

Mary Maneatis Shurtz passed away on June 22, 2017 from complications related to a chronic illness. She is survived by her son Tom Maneatis (Beverly), sister Vivian Hangaris, former husband James Maneatis, grandchildren Elaine Buffum (Josh) and James Maneatis, and five great-grandchildren: Hadley, Aubrey, Quincey, Calvin & Ellery. She is also survived by her stepsons John, Mike and Tom Shurtz ...
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Margaret Grace Van Geem

August 15, 1923 - June 22, 2017

It is with much sadness that we announce the death of our dear mother and best friend, Margaret Van Geem. She passed into heaven on June 22nd peacefully while sleeping. Margaret, a San Francisco native, was just two months shy of her 94th birthday and is survived by her sons and their wives Dr. Timothy and Erin Van Geem, Dr. Thomas and Joanne Van Geem and her daughter Terrie Van Geem. She is...
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Edward Mon Chew Fong

January 19, 1931 - June 20, 2017

Edward Fong, born January 19, 1931 in Redbluff Ca. was a, gentle and honorable man who loved adventure. As husband and father of two sons he lived out a caring and fulfilling life. With 12 siblings, memories of Edward are fond and shared by a large family. Enlisting at an early age he would continue to spend time with family whenever possible. Edwards career in the military focused on areas he...
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Marcus Anthony Charles

December 9, 1949 - June 19, 2017

On June 19, 2017, Marcus Anthony Charles lost his fight against mental illness, taking his own life at the age of 67. A product of New York City, Marcus was born on December 9, 1949 in the Boogie Down Bronx, and died in San Mateo, CA. He spent his first 50 years in the Bronx, then lived in Rockland County, NY from 1999 until 2008 when he moved to California to be closer to his grandchildren. ...
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Beverly Alice Ouilhon

July 1, 1931 - June 17, 2017

Beverly passed away peacefully on June 17th. She was born in San Francisco, CA to Celestin Jaussaud & Irma Jourdan. Preceded in death by husband, John Louis Ouilhon, Sr. After retirement, she enjoyed taking several cruise vacations with family and friends, and spending time with her cousin Alice at Lake Tahoe and Carson City, NV. The laughs they shared were endless! Her children, grandchildren...
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William Costello

July 26, 1964 - June 16, 2017

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Mildred Anne Watrous

July 31, 1941 - June 16, 2017

Mildred "Millie" Anne Murphy Watrous passed peacefully from this life to the next on Friday, June 16th after a long battle with ALS. She was born to Joseph P. Murphy & Gertrude Morrissey on July 31, 1941 in San Francisco, CA. She grew up in San Francisco and attended St. Paul's Grammar School and High School. She worked various jobs before she had her first child. Aside from being a homemaker,...
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Manuel Newman Saroff

August 20, 1928 - June 16, 2017

Manuel Newman Saroff was born on August 20, 1928 in Monterey, CA to Christopher & Anne Garcia Saroff. He lived a full life of 89 years and married his wife of 63 years, Joan Paulene Geranen-Saroff. They raised 3 boys: Kenny, Dale & Ricky while residing in San Mateo. Manuel was a housing contractor who built the Hillsdale Inn and many homes in the Bay Area. His hobbies included CB radios, hunting,...
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Robert G. Caughey

December 17, 1926 - June 14, 2017

The Reverend Robert G. Caughey, resident of San Mateo, passed away suddenly at the age of 90 on Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 after a brief illness. Bob was born in Salt Lake City and served his country during World War II in the Navy. He received his Masters Degree from the University of Michigan in 1949 and began his 65+ year career as a Mechanical and Electrical Engineer. Bob was ordained as a...
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Kazuo Nakai

June 6, 1938 - June 11, 2017

Kazuo "Nick" Nakai passed away peacefully on June 11, 2017 at the age of 79 in his home in San Mateo, where he resided for the past 41 years. Born in San Francisco to Seiichi & Chiyoko Nakai on June 6, 1938, the eldest of 5 siblings. After graduation from Lowell High School in 1957, he married his first wife, Nancy and had two lovely daughters: Debbie Iwamasa (Alan) & Kelly Nakai (Jay...
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Joseph Jules Romer

November 12, 1936 - June 10, 2017

Joe, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on June 10, 2017. He was born in San Francisco on November 12, 1936 to Jules and Lena Zuffi Romer. He graduated from Sacred Heart High School and University of San Francisco. He married the love of his life, Lucy Mifsud, on June 28, 1958, and they raised their seven children in South San Francisco before...
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Betty Marie Pex

November 2, 1923 - June 8, 2017

Betty Marie was born in Chicago to Edwin Allen Carlsten and Marie (Bay) Carlsten on November 2, 1923. She attended elementary and high school in Chicago, graduating from Union High School, University of Chicago Laboratory School, continuing at the University of Chicago completing bachelors and masters degrees in English and teaching certificates for Secondary Education and Junior College. ...
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Carlos Olarte Tongo

December 12, 1923 - June 6, 2017

Carlos Olarte Tongo passed away peacefully at the age of 93 on June 6, 2017. He was a recognized US veteran, enlisting as a Philippine Scout after World War II. He was also a retired employee of Bank of America. He graduated with an accounting degree at Far Eastern University in Manila, Philippines. He was born on December 12, 1923 in Viga, Catanduanes to Pascual Tongo and Apolinaria Olarte...
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Rudy Castellanos

March 3, 1922 - June 2, 2017

Rudy Castellanos, a native San Franciscan passed away peacefully surrounded by family on June 2, 2017. Born in Oaxaca Mexico March 3, 1922, Rudy came to San Francisco at the age of two with his Mother and sister and settled in at 129 Liberty St. in the Mission District. Rudy made a name for himself as a talented baseball and outstanding hitter and became his future son's personal hitting coach....
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Carmen Delight Jones

March 17, 1928 - June 2, 2017

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Luis "El Gato" G. Bañuelos

August 25, 1937 - May 31, 2017

Luis G. Banuelos began his journey on August 25, 1937 and passed away on May 31, 2017. He was a loving husband to Maria Elena Banuelos whom he married on November 6, 1957. Together they had their beautiful children: Martha, Emelia, Maria Luisa, Vicky, Luis Felipe, Maria Elena, and Armando. He was also a grandfather and Great grandfather to Luis "Monchies", Eddie, Victoria, Louie, Daniel,...
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Vasiliki Bess Husmas

August 27, 1919 - May 29, 2017

Vasiliki Bess Husmas was born in Goshen, Indiana on Aug 27, 1919 and passed away in San Mateo on May 29, 2017. Vasiliki lived a varied and vital life having worked professionally as an opera singer and photographer. She also worked for the county of San Mateo for over 20 years. She was a loving sister to Panorea and Paniota. A Trisagion will be held on Thursday June 1 at 7:00pm at Sneider &...
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Regina Marie Glenn

February 2, 1921 - May 28, 2017

Regina Marie Glenn died on May 28, 2017 in Orangevale, CA at the age 96. Born in Philadelphia, PA on February 2, 1921. Married to Joseph Stephen Glenn, Sr. until his death in 1976. She will be laid to rest with him at Golden Gate National Cemetery. Regina selflessly devoted herself and her love to her family. She was preceded in death by Joseph Jr. Survived by children: John Glenn (Laurel),...
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Loretta Virginia Bottarini

February 12, 1934 - May 25, 2017

Loretta Virginia Bottarini passed away on May 25, 2017 after a lengthy illness. She was born in San Mateo on February 12, 1934 and lived the final days of her life in the family home as she wished. Loretta earned her Registered Nursing Degree from Mt. Zion Hospital, School of Nursing in San Francisco in 1954. She enjoyed a career as an RN that spanned more than 40 years, mainly at Chope...
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Marge Cowart

March 22, 1915 - May 25, 2017

Margaret Elizabeth "Marge" Cowart died peacefully at 102 years of age in San Mateo, California, May 25, 2017. Born in Waukegan, IL, Marge and her late husband Gavin were residents of San Mateo and Foster City for more than 60 years. Marge retired from Stanford University Communications Department and she was active in the Gregorians, and Women's Guild, St. Gregory Catholic Church for many...
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Grace Duff Learmonth

February 23, 1930 - May 24, 2017

Grace passed away at home surrounded by family. She was born in Cardenden Fife, Scotland. Her parents moved to Rosythe and she lived there until she was 25. She graduated from Dunfermline High School in 1947. In 1950, Grace met the love of her life John at Dunfermline Dance Hall. In 1955, they were married and immigrated to Canada soon after. They spent 8 years in Canada before moving to...
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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 resident for 40 years, Gary enjoyed weekly dinners with...
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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 mother, Laura Goodrow Pattillo, with help from her big sister, Courtney Bates McFate. Meredith was later blessed with a loving stepfather, John David Pattillo, who stepped into the shoes of fatherhood with ease and boundless love. Meredith was burdened with Rett Syndrome from birth, and struggled throughout...
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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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