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Hubert D. Hyde

April 23, 1930 - March 15, 2018

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Ella Irene Scully

April 18, 1922 - March 15, 2018

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Manuel Antonio Furtado, Jr.

April 29, 1956 - March 14, 2018

Manuel was born in Porto Formoso, São Miguel, Azores on April 29, 1956 to Manuel and Irene Furtado. Manuel's family immigrated to Canada when he was 10 and then to California at the age of 12. When Manuel was 18 he began a 40 year career as a skilled cement layer, retiring in 2014. "Manny" as many of his friends referred to him as, loved to go to concerts in his youth which included seeing...
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Raul Lopez

July 9, 1944 - March 12, 2018

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John "Dink" Morris, Jr.

July 5, 1946 - March 12, 2018

John "Dink" Morris, resident of Belmont, CA, died on March 12, 2018, surrounded by family. A native of Richmond, CA, Dink was raised in Boulder Creek and Santa Cruz. He graduated from Holy Cross High School in 1964 and from Cabrillo College in 1966. Dink went on to UC Berkeley, where he completed a B.S. in Accounting and an M.B.A.. He met the love of his life, Marie Prahser, at UC Berkeley; they...
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Norma Jean Taylor

December 31, 1936 - March 9, 2018

Norma Jean Taylor was born on December 31, 1936 to parents Oliver Mabins and Hazel Malbrue in Port Arthur, Texas. She passed away peacefully on March 9, 2018 at Kaiser Permanente in Redwood City, California at the age of 81. She lived a joyful life with her mother in Port Arthur until the age of 14, which is when her mother suddenly passed. She then moved to live with her uncle George and his...
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Edith Ann Dooley

April 7, 1932 - March 7, 2018

Ann (don't call her Edith) Dooley, 85, passed away peacefully on March 7, 2018 in Belmont, California. Ann was born in Bentonville, Arkansas to parents Edith and Jack on April 7, 1932. Shortly after her birth, the family joined the great Dust Bowl migration and soon became chicken ranchers in Porterville, California. Raised largely by her widowed mother, Ann and her brother Jack soon...
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Gary John McEntee

December 7, 1959 - March 6, 2018

Devoted husband and father, Gary McEntee, 58, of San Mateo, passed away peacefully at home after a decade long battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Kris, and sons Kevin, Michael and Brian. Gary graduated from Serra High School in 1977 and from University College Dublin, Ireland, in 1982. After graduation he worked for a short time as an insurance agent with John Hancock,...
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Andy Papas

December 5, 1933 - March 4, 2018

Our beloved Andy Papas was born Andreas Papademetriou and passed away on Sunday in his home. Andy was born in Karlovassi, Samos, Greece and came to the United States when he was 22 years old aboard the SS Queen Frederika in New York, N.Y. Andy became a United States citizen on December 6, 1960 and his name was changed to Andy Papas. Andy married Maria Skrivanou in 1973. After living in San...
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Ernestina Loya Gomez

January 11, 1927 - March 3, 2018

ERNESTINA LOYA GOMEZ Sunrise: January 11, 1927 Sunset: March 3, 2018 With both sons by her side, Ernestina passed away peacefully in her home on March 3, 2018. She was the wife of the late Candido M. Gomez. She is survived by her sons, Candido and his wife Alison, Ernesto and his longtime girlfriend Mindy, and her grandchildren Laura and Josh Gomez. Although her daughter passed...
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Gary Caesar Cardani

October 23, 1954 - March 2, 2018

Gary Cardani entered into rest peacefully surrounded by his family. He touched many lives with his humor, generosity, and loving spirit. Gary is survived by his wife Sharon (Oosterman) Cardani, his children Chelsea Iannone (Andrew), Domenic Cardani, and Anthony Cardani, his grandson Adam Iannone, and his sister Joanne Orlando. He was the beloved nephew of Lois Rosano, son-in-law of Robert and...
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Marie Ann Gaudenzi

July 27, 1934 - March 2, 2018

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John Evangelos Spiliotis

March 12, 1934 - March 1, 2018

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Jaymee Rae Santamina Gulmatico

August 17, 1988 - February 28, 2018

JAYMEE RAE SANTAMINA GULMATICO Her name's etymology is, Jaymee was from "Jimmy," her paternal grandfather, and "Rae" was from "Reynaldo," her maternal grandfather. Even before she was born on August 17, 1988, everyone in her family was already full of excitement. Understandably so because she was her parents' firstborn and her maternal grandparents' first grandchild. She was a "grandma's"...
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Guido Giuseppe Rinaldi

October 13, 1932 - February 25, 2018

Guido Rinaldi, 85 passed away peacefully at home with his loving wife of 60 years, Carmela by his side. Preceded in death by his parents Maria Francesca and Biagio Rinaldi. Sisters: Maria Giuseppa, Rosina, and Antonietta. His father-in-Law and Mother-in-law, Vincenzo and Rosina Fazio. Survived by his children: Gino (Cindy), John (Dana), Mary Frances, Rosann (Andy). Loving Nonno of Christina...
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Honorata San Jose Placido

November 3, 1939 - February 25, 2018

Honorata Placido was born on November 3, 1939 and passed away peacefully on February 25, 2018 surrounded by loved ones. She lived her life with humility; always thinking of others before herself. She lived life to the fullest and worked till the very end doing what she loved the most; styling hair. For over 40+ years, she worked at several hair salons in Burlingame. Her "ladies" as she called...
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Aldo Giachelli

February 29, 1924 - February 25, 2018

Aldo Giachelli passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, February 25, 2018, four days before his 94th birthday. He joins his wonderful wife, Vanda in heaven. Aldo was born and raised in Casamontanara, Italy on February 29, 1924. He was a cobbler by trade. In 1955, he came to the United States and lived in San Mateo for over 60 years. For many years, he worked for the San Mateo Union High...
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Richard Peters

December 8, 1931 - February 24, 2018

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Ann Donahue

January 9, 1924 - February 24, 2018

Ann Donahue entered into rest on February 24, 2018. She is survived by her daughter, Kelly Donahue and siblings, Alice Shull, Elizabeth St. Clair, Ruth Betts, John Elizondo, Norma Baldwin, as well as numerous nephews and nieces. She also leaves behind dear friend and "sister," Emily Brito and dear friend and "angel," Ricarda Zavala. Ann was born in Santa Barbara, California. She was one of...
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Sosaia Lausii Niupalau

September 20, 1965 - February 22, 2018

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Henry Jindrich Hanzl

October 19, 1923 - February 21, 2018

Ladislaus "Henry" Jindrich Hanzl was born in Cleveland, Ohio on October 19, 1923, lived in Solon, Ohio from 1955 to 1994, and lived in Waterville, Ohio from 1994 to 2013. Henry died in Foster City, California after several years with Lewy Body Disease. Services will be held at 1:00 pm on March 3rd at Island United Church in Foster City, 1130 Balclutha Drive. A second memorial service will be...
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Lydia Baldanzi

May 15, 1931 - February 19, 2018

Lydia Baldanzi passed away peacefully on February 19th surrounded by her family. She was 86. Lydia was a native San Franciscan and lived there until her marriage to John in 1952. John and Lydia lived in San Mateo where they raised four children. Preceded in death by her loving husband John and her beloved son Frank. She is survived by her children: John (Randi), Jim (Cheryl), and Mary ...
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William Christopher Spremich

October 27, 1949 - February 19, 2018

Bill Spremich passed away peacefully early Monday morning surrounded by his devoted family. He lived life with a joie de vivre that was admired by everyone he met. Bill was a native San Franciscan before making his home in San Mateo where he and his wife Maria raised their four children: Addie, Christian, Lovie and Alyse. Bill was a Renaissance man with many talents and skills. He was a ballet...
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Margaret L. Tocchini

January 22, 1921 - February 19, 2018

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Barbara Ellen Helgesen

December 14, 1955 - February 17, 2018

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Barbara Jean Brasier

February 23, 1927 - February 17, 2018

Barbara Jean (Hardy) Simons Brasier, 91, died on Saturday, February 17, surrounded by the love of her family. She was born in 1927 in Harrington, KS to the late Ross and Mabel Hardy. She moved to California in 1944, and in 1946 married Ralph Simons, who preceded her in death 1979. In 1982, she married Lloyd Brasier, who died in 2006. Barbara was a delight to her family and friends, with a...
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Mary Makreas

February 17, 2018

Message from the Sister: Privacy was very important to Mary. She was adamant about keeping her internet presence to a minimum. As such, her traditional obituary will not be shared on this website. Instead, her information will be available in paper format at her services. Please click on the "Services" link above to see further information. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may...
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Stella McKay Leahy

September 20, 1916 - February 16, 2018

Stella McKay Leahy, born to Stanley and Lillian McKay in Salem, Oregon passed away naturally on Friday, February 16, 2018. Stella was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 64 years, Edward J. Leahy. Stella and Ed resided in San Mateo since 1955 where they raised their children: Constance, Ed, Scott, Cynthia and Martin. Throughout her life, Stella was a tireless volunteer with her...
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Thomas Tom Hammer

April 15, 1963 - February 12, 2018

It was with exquisite and excruciating heartbreak we shared the news of Tom's passing on Monday February 12, 2018. As big and strong as his emotional heart was, his physical one simply could not take another beat. Tom died peacefully with Cherie, Zack, Zoe, and the family's priest by his side, holding his hands, and singing Bob Marley songs. We know his first order of business in Heaven is...
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Graziella "Grace" Galioto

October 2, 1929 - February 10, 2018

Graziella (Grace) Galioto, our beloved Mamma and Nonna was born in Ferla, Sicily on October 2,1929 and passed away peacefully in her home on February 10, 2018. In 1967, Graziella came to America with her husband Franco (deceased) of 58 years and her three children, Filippo(Christine), Salvatore(Carla), and Maria Rita(Joe). Soon after arriving, they made San Mateo their home. Graziella was a...
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Don Delain Cederlind

October 6, 1930 - February 9, 2018

Don D. Cederlind, 87, of San Mateo, CA, passed away on February 9, 2018 at Mills Pennisula Hospital. Born in Newman Grove, Neb., he was the son of the late David and Lillian Cederlind of Turlock, CA. Brother to the late Dee and Dennis Cederlind. Don is survived by his sister Charleen Lund of Turlock, CA. Don graduated from Turlock High School with a football scholarship to San Jose State...
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Eva Ramirez

October 1, 1929 - February 8, 2018

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Judith Virginia Rosenquist

August 16, 1919 - February 7, 2018

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Teddy E. McDonald

April 3, 1929 - February 7, 2018

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Patricia Elise Walicke

August 8, 1925 - February 6, 2018

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Francisco Lazaro

December 8, 1949 - February 6, 2018

Loving Father, Husband and Friend. Francisco Lazaro Espinoza, 68 was surrounded with family and friends when he passed away February 6, 2018. Francisco is survived by his wife of 39 years, daughters Francisca, Maria, Fatima, sons Francisco Lazaro Jr, Andy and seven loving grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and extended family. Francisco was a loving father, husband, grandfather and...
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Edward Vincent Arnoldi

June 30, 1949 - February 5, 2018

Edward Arnoldi born June 30th, 1949 in San Francisco, CA to Anthony John and Celeste Arnoldi was as devoted a father, grandfather, brother, husband and friend as you could find. A true family man who always knew how to make us laugh even when he was not trying, and who never forgot to ask you how you and yours were doing. He was a loyal San Francisco Giants, Golden State Warriors and Oakland...
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Kar Wai Clara Tao

October 12, 1967 - February 4, 2018

Kar Wai Clara Tao passed away after an eight-month-long battle with cancer. She remained strong and positive and continued to fight until the very end. With this determined outlook on life, she inspired many close to her to always work hard and never give up no matter the circumstances. Clara was born in Hong Kong and lived an adventurous life in Japan then Cuba, where she graduated as...
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Richard Gannon Oxsen

September 17, 1937 - February 1, 2018

Richard Gannon Oxsen stepped from this world into the next, with relative ease, on February 1, 2018. He was 80 years old. Richard was born in San Francisco, CA to Roy and Ciss Gannon Oxsen, on September 17, 1937. The Oxsen household later celebrated the birth of Richard's sisters, Jude and Mary. He was proud a native of San Francisco. He lived there off and on throughout his life. His...
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Joseph Jay Pausner III

October 9, 1956 - February 1, 2018

Joseph Jay Pausner III, born October 9, 1956 Bethesda, Maryland; died February 1, 2018 Santa Clara, California, from the complications of diabetes. Gentleman. Eagle Scout. Acolyte. Raconteur. Aragon High School graduate where he was a cross country runner. Santa Clara University, Bachelor of Arts (1979). A kind, pleasant and generous man with a special interest in the entertainment...
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Lori Dianne Hider

September 29, 1954 - January 30, 2018

Lori Dianne Hider was born in San Francisco, California. She was the second child of Lou and Dianne Raggio and the younger sister to Rick Raggio. Lori was a wonderful wife of 33 years to Michael Hider and a loving mother to 4 children, Justin van Velthuysen, Jared van Velthuysen, Gina Davidson (Andrew Davidson) and Michelle Selph (Jake Selph). She was an amazing grandmother to 7 granddaughters...
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Robert L. McCurdy

June 30, 1929 - January 30, 2018

Robert L. McCurdy passed away peacefully in San Francisco at the age of 88. Bob grew up in San Mateo and graduated from San Mateo High School, then attended Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo where he earned a civil engineering degree. He started working for the Southern Pacific Railroad, then Bechtel and retired from Aetna to enjoy his retirement years. He was a proud veteran who served in Korea. ...
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Wallace A. Krone

April 10, 1931 - January 30, 2018

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Jean Maridakis

May 22, 1937 - January 29, 2018

Jean was born in Chania Crete, Greece on May 22, 1937. She moved to the United States with her parents in 1954 at the age of 16. She married her husband Alex in 1956, became a U.S. citizen in 1959 and moved to San Mateo with her family in 1964. Jean worked at Raychem, Corp. for 25 years and was a devout member of the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church in Belmont. Survived by her husband Alex;...
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Justin Jackstis

April 17, 1930 - January 27, 2018

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Mary Kelly

June 14, 1933 - January 26, 2018

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William Edward Eggert

July 9, 1938 - January 25, 2018

William "Bill" Eggert of Cloverdale, CA passed away on Thursday, January 25th at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco after a brief illness. He will be remembered for his commitment to family, willingness to help others, friendliness and sense of humor. Bill was born on July 9, 1938 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Dorothy F. and William A. Eggert. His family moved to Vancouver,...
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Toshiko Ouye

February 13, 1919 - January 24, 2018

Toshiko Ouye (Toshi) peacefully passed away at her home in San Mateo, CA, after a steady decline in health. She was 98 years old, short 20 days of her 99th birthday. Toshi was born on February 13, 1919, in Stockton, CA, to Kumataro and Hideko Oga. She was the oldest of six children and grew up in Lodi, CA. Toshi graduated from Lodi Union High School, where she excelled in sports and was...
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Patrick O. Neal

December 10, 1931 - January 23, 2018

Patrick O. Neal, known as "Pat," passed away on January 23 at the age of 86. Pat grew up in Southern California and attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, where he graduated with a B.S. degree in Agricultural Engineering in 1957. Pat met his wife, Delores "Dorie" (Rodgers) Neal (1932 – 2016) in San Luis Obispo and they were married in 1954. He began working for Guy F. Atkinson upon...
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Halamako Lavaki

June 12, 1962 - January 22, 2018

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Hope Burger Hellman

December 4, 1916 - January 18, 2018

Hope Hellman, wife of Herman "Laddie" Hellman (deceased), passed away a month after celebrating her 101st birthday with family and friends. Hope was born in New York to Rose Burger & Paul Burger. She completed her education at Wellesley and UCLA and was a realtor for over 30 years. She pursued interests in music, piano, dancing and golf which she enjoyed throughout her life. As a member of...
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Collette Teresa Collins

March 5, 1934 - January 17, 2018

Collette Teresa Collins passed away on Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 surrounded by her family. Born on March 5, 1934, Collette grew up in Austin, MN. She was the first in her family to go to college and attended Mankato State College, where she got her Bachelor's in Science and her Teaching Credential. Collette had an adventurous spirit and moved several places to teach, including Elko,...
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Paul (Boghos) Kullukian

November 17, 1922 - January 17, 2018

Paul Kullukian passed away on Wednesday surrounded by his loved ones. His incredible life was a testament to his enduring faith, his love of laughter, his true grit and resolute will. His life embodies the American success story. Paul was born in Marash, Turkey to survivors of the Armenian Genocide who had each lost their spouses and almost all their children during that terrible time. He was...
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Roberta "Bobbie" Kathryn Morrissey

September 10, 1939 - January 17, 2018

Roberta (Bobbie) Morrissey, passed away peacefully into the arms of God after a courageous fight against lung cancer. She is survived by her daughter Dee-Dee (Vince) Nannini, grandchildren; Gianna and Anthony Nannini, nieces; Carol Lahey and Katherine (Doug) Neto, great nieces; Lauren Lahey and Kayla Neto and great Nephew; Michael Lahey. She is preceded in death by Monroe Reis (Father), Kathryn ...
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Wesley Stephen Fay

December 31, 1984 - January 15, 2018

Wesley Stephen Fay passed away on Monday, January 15, 2018 at the age of 33. Wesley was born on December 31, 1984 at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City to Stephen Elton Fay and Mary Frances Stockman Fay but his stepfather Phil Constantino raised Wesley since he was two years old. Wesley is survived by his brother Ryan Patrick Fay, half sisters: Katie & Carly Fay; and stepbrothers Chad & Brian...
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Sasayo "Ellen" Okazaki

July 23, 1926 - January 15, 2018

Sasayo Okazaki passed away on Monday January 15, 2018, two weeks after being admitted to Mills-Peninsula Medical Center. The 5th of 7 children of Koguma and Rie (Nosaka), Sasayo Oka was born at Pu'unene Hospital, Maui and grew up in Pu'unene, Spanish A Camp on the Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar plantation. After graduating Baldwin High School in 1944, Sasayo worked in the plantation office and met...
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Evelyn M. Dominion

February 18, 1924 - January 10, 2018

Evelyn M. Dominion died peacefully in her sleep. She led a full and energetic life and will be missed immensely by many family and friends. Evelyn was born the youngest of four children of Portuguese and Austrian immigrants. She was raised in The Sunset District of San Francisco, CA. She attended school in San Francisco and married first husband, Ottavio Ercolini, in 1942. They lived on...
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Sharon Rose Torrano

July 29, 1952 - January 7, 2018

Sharon Torrano passed peacefully after a long battle with cancer in San Mateo, CA. Beloved wife of the late Anthony Torrano and loving mother of Jennifer and Joseph as well as grandmother to Abigail and Tyler. Sharon is also survived by her sister Sandra Fusaro, nephew Otto and niece Stacey. Sharon was a dedicated lifelong Girl Scout. For her efforts, she received local, regional, and...
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Derek Paxton

March 6, 1971 - January 6, 2018

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Teresita Nacu

May 26, 1957 - January 4, 2018

Teresita "Tess" Teresa" "Neng" M. Nacu passed away peacefully on Thursday morning, January 4, 2018 at Mission Hospice of San Mateo after a fearless battle with lung cancer. Teresita was born in the Philippines to Juan and Estelita Monreal. Teresita is survived by her husband, Jesus Emmanuel Nacu and her only child, Carol Anne Nacu. She is also survived by her brothers Danilo Monreal, Edilberto...
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Maximo Reyes Akiyama

October 1, 1927 - January 4, 2018

Maximo Reyes Akiyama passed away peacefully on Thursday Jan 4th at his home with family by his side. He was loved by his family and all his relatives. He loved life and brought joy to all he met. He was born in Saipan, in the Marianas Islands. He was the son of Tomomitsu Akiyama and Abilina Reyes Akiyama. He and his two sisters, Maria and Victoria survived through the hostilities and battles...
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Virginia "Ginny" Kiely

July 23, 1923 - January 4, 2018

Ginny, a San Francisco Native, passed away January 4, 2018 at the age of 94, surrounded by her family. Ginny was the daughter of Joseph and Alice O'Hanlon. Ginny graduated from George Washington High School and S.F. City College. As a young adult she played women's softball for Sherry's All-Stars and Bradford Welch Florist teams in S.F. Ginny worked as a Playground Director in San Francisco...
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Jack Kingsland Lewis

May 5, 1924 - December 31, 2017

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Peggy Marie Miller

July 15, 1930 - December 29, 2017

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Richard Alan Lee

November 30, 1936 - December 29, 2017

Richard "Dick" Alan Lee passed away on Friday, December 29, 2017 after a fearless battle with prostate cancer. Richard was born in San Mateo, graduated from San Mateo High School, and earned a horticulture degree from Colorado State University. He served four years in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged. Richard married Adrienne Yee on April 29, 1962 and set up roots in Foster City....
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Angela (Angeliki) Belesis

October 15, 1925 - December 29, 2017

Angela (Angeliki) Belesis passed away on December 29, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Kyparissi, Lakonia, Greece to Dimitrios and Ekaterini (Lafkas) Kokkoris. Angela is survived by her loving husband, Anthony Belesis and her devoted children Kathy Koliopoulos (John), Maria Prontzos (Angelo) and Peter Belesis (Adrian) and grandchildren Angela Gorman (Brendan), Eleni,...
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Gladys Mae Young

April 1, 1945 - December 28, 2017

"The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord" On April 1, 1945, in Steubenville, Ohio, Willie and Bertha Tucker gave birth to their sixth child, a bubbly baby girl, Gladys Mae. Always eager to obtain knowledge, Gladys attended Dunbar Grade School. She went on to graduate from Weir High School in 1963. During the years of her youth and into adulthood,...
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Charles M. Cody

July 29, 1963 - December 28, 2017

Charles Matthew Cody, 54 passed away on Thursday, December 28th after a brief illness. "Charlie" was born on July 29, 1963 in Covina, California to William and Sally Cody. He grew up in Redwood City where he attended Sequoia High School. After graduating from Sequoia High Charlie attended San Jose State University where he received a Bachelor's Degree followed by a Master's Degree from...
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George Lunardi

June 7, 1928 - December 28, 2017

The angels have called upon you to come home. Fly high and fly free daddy. The best is yet to be. Love you always and forever. After 24 years our beloved dad has reunited with an angel in heaven, our mom. George was a loving Dad to Vivian and Richard Timms, Denise Lunardi and Lydia & Marc Biagini. Grandpa to Jason & Liz Shaughnessy, Amanda & Greg St. Clair, Erica Timms, Gina Timms & Elliot...
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Kathryn Patricia Wong

November 1, 1986 - December 26, 2017

Kathryn Wong, beloved daughter and sister, passed away on December 26, 2017 at age 31 due to complications from Lupus, a disease she lived with for over half her life. She was surrounded by family in her last days. The eldest child in a family of five, she was born in San Francisco, CA on November 1st, 1986 to parents, Michael and Patricia Wong. As a child, she enjoyed drawing, reading,...
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Imogene Jackson

November 1, 1925 - December 26, 2017

Imogene Louise Jackson was born in Dallas, Texas November 1, 1925 to the union of the late Judge Demmons and Ella Poindexter. Imogene was educated in the Dallas, Texas school system and graduated from Washington/Lincoln High School in 1942. Always full of life, Imogene was always aspiring to achieve the better things in life. At a very young age her mom moved she and her younger siblings to...
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Eddie Anthony Camacho

August 17, 1964 - December 25, 2017

Memorial donations can be made to the Camacho Family.
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Alma Jeannette Helin

July 10, 1926 - December 25, 2017

Alma Helin, beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother, passed away peacefully on Christmas morning with Her Family at her side. She touched countless lives with her kind and gentle spirit and her positive outlook on life. Alma was born in Little Falls, N.Y. on July 10th, 1926 of Yugoslavian-lineage parents John and Frances Peckay. Shortly after finishing her schooling, she embarked...
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Geraldine Elizabeth Tognetti

September 19, 1930 - December 25, 2017

Gerry was a native of Half Moon Bay, CA and a longtime resident of San Mateo, CA and was called back to her maker on his birthday December 25, 2017. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 55 years Donald A. Tognetti and her siblings Joseph Ormonde, Jeanette Alves, Richard Ormonde and niece Linda Ormonde. She was a loving Aunt and survived by eight nieces, four nephews and several...
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Etivise Ahovalu Mafi

January 1, 1940 - December 22, 2017

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Joseph Montalbano

January 7, 1925 - December 20, 2017

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Myrna Vasquez-Borjas

July 11, 1965 - December 18, 2017

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Mary Ann Tetiva

July 20, 1947 - December 15, 2017

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Betty Jean Castagno

December 29, 1933 - December 15, 2017

Betty, beloved, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 15, 2017, at Mission Hospice in San Mateo, with her family by her side. She was a resident of San Carlos, CA, but recently relocated to Palm Desert, CA. She was born on December 29th, 1933 in the state of Washington where she grew up with her parents Ameila and John Maks in Black...
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Best Takahashi

December 10, 1921 - December 13, 2017

Best Shiyeko Takahashi passed away peacefully on December 13th at the age of 96. She was born on December 10, 1921 in Sacramento, California to Iwasuke and Kiyono Rikimaru. She was the elder sister of Jiun Inouye, who survives her, Kay Ushijima, Yuki and Masa Rikimaru. Best graduated from San Mateo High School and received an AA degree from the College of San Mateo. In 1942, shortly before...
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Robert E. Sexton

June 26, 1946 - December 12, 2017

It is with great sadness to report that Robert E. Sexton has passed away on December 12, 2017, after a heroic battle with leukemia. Bob was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on June 26, 1946, to Herbert Sexton & Irene Reed. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Dolores Sexton; 3 daughters: Amy Mittlemann, Jennifer Sexton ...
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Julia Louise Snyder

May 4, 1925 - December 10, 2017

Julia passed away on Sunday, December 10, 2017 after a battle with cancer. She was born on May 4, 1925 in Yerington, Nevada to Fiore & Olga Simonetti. Julia was the younger of 2 siblings and grew up in the Yerington area. She graduated from Yerington High School where she was known as an excellent student and athlete. She worked at the nearby Hawthorne Base during WWII. She was a loving...
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Nelson Eddy Melendez

March 6, 1963 - December 9, 2017

Sadly, we report that Nelson Eddy Melendez, 54, of San Mateo passed away suddenly in a car accident on December 9th, 2017. He will be forever loved and remembered by his wife of 22 years, Cynthia, his daughters Jocelyn, Alexa and Angeli. As well as his mother, Rosa Alejandrina Aspajo de Melendez, sisters Rosa Esperanza and Cliden de Jesus, and brothers Cesar Alejandro, Warner Raul, and Jaime...
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Susan Renae Harvey

March 10, 1954 - December 9, 2017

Susie, beloved wife, mother, teacher, coach, mentor, and friend, passed away unexpectedly from a Pulmonary Embolism. She was born in Napa and grew up in San Mateo. Susie graduated from Aragon High School, and received her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Physical Education from San Jose State University. She retired from teaching Health and Physical Education for over 30 years in the...
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Harold James Ellis

December 27, 1940 - December 8, 2017

Jim Ellis died at home on December 8, 2017. He was born in 1940 in San Francisco. He grew up in SF and Stockton, CA before attending Santa Clara University on a basketball scholarship. Upon graduation, Jim joined the Army, where he served in the 82nd Airborne Division in Vietnam. He was awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart and was medically discharged in 1967. After his time in Vietnam,...
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Jeanne "Tutu" Kelly Haag

March 15, 1927 - December 8, 2017

Tutu passed away peacefully with her daughter, Bonnie Jeanne and son Stephen at her bedside at the great age of 90. Jeanne was born in San Francisco on March 15, 1927, to parents Sybil & Walter Kelly. She had one sister, Barbara. The family moved to San Mateo where both girls attended St Matthew Catholic School followed by Notre Dame High School in Belmont. Jeanne attended University of...
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Nancy Helene Palladino

November 22, 1932 - December 7, 2017

Nancy Helene Palladino passed away peacefully on Dec. 7, 2017 surrounded by family. She just celebrated her 85th birthday. She was a loving wife of 64 years, super-mom to seven children, and an inspiration to all who knew her. She was a self-taught, award winning artist, doll designer, successful business owner, and savvy real-estate investor. Among her many talents and gifts was the ability...
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Angelina Mary Chiesa

May 14, 1932 - December 6, 2017

Angie was born in San Francisco to Pietro & Mary Firpo. She graduated from Immaculate Conception Academy. She married Attilio Chiesa on April 28, 1962 and they settled in San Francisco. She worked for Crocker Bank, Bank of America and later would work and retire from the DMV. She was predeceased by her husband Attilio and her brother James Firpo. Angie is survived by her children: Robert...
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Christine Marie Bradshaw

December 21, 1965 - December 5, 2017

Christine Marie Bradshaw passed away unexpectedly in her sleep on Tuesday, December 5th. She spread her love of life and lightheartedness to everyone she met throughout her journey. Christine was born in Covina, CA and moved to Millbrae, CA with her family in 1971. She graduated from Mills High School in 1984, and went on to earn an Associate's Degree at the College of San Mateo. She started...
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Sally Woodard Cooper

December 28, 1926 - December 4, 2017

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John Robert O'Brien

September 25, 1960 - December 2, 2017

John R. O'Brien quietly passed away at home with Hospice staff and family by his side after a yearlong battle with Stage 4 Esophageal Cancer. He is the son of James (deceased) and survived by his Mother Anne, Sister Pat (Bob Prager) and Brothers Mike (Sandy O'Brien) and Jim, as well as, many Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins. He will be missed by so many colleagues in the Field at Edgewood Center....
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Patricia Fraher Tognetti

November 30, 2017

Patricia passed away peacefully at home on November 30, 2017. Pat was born in Seattle, WA and raised in San Francisco. She graduated from Balboa High School in 1945 and married Richard (Dick) Fraher the following year. Pat is predeceased by her first husband Dick Fraher, and second husband Reno Tognetti; sister Nadine Johnson; and daughter-in-law Ana Fraher. She is survived by her two loving...
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Alma Lorraine Castellanos

May 10, 1927 - November 28, 2017

Alma Castellanos passed away peacefully, joining the love of her life, her husband of 72 years, Rudy, who has been waiting for her since his passing on June 2, 2017. Alma was born in San Francisco, along with Rudy, raised their four children in South San Francisco at 323 Holly Street. It was here that Alma perfected the art of motherhood and being a housewife, lavishing her family with the...
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Harold John Cunha

January 12, 1925 - November 22, 2017

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Elizabeth Victoria Liwag

October 28, 1953 - November 21, 2017

After a courageous almost 2-year battle with cancer, Elizabeth passed away peacefully at her home in San Mateo. Elizabeth was affectionately known to her family and friends as Vicky. Vicky was born in Angeles, Philippines and graduated from high school at the Holy Family Academy. She took Art Class and Abstract Painting in college and she held a B.S. Degree in Accounting at Holy Angel...
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Eugenia "Nan" Shaw

March 14, 1936 - November 21, 2017

Affectionately known as "Nan" to family and friends and "Sweetie" by her husband, Nan passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at the Mills-Peninsula Hospital with her family by her side. A devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and great grandmother, Nan is survived by her loving husband of 43 years, Dave; daughter Penny (Santa Cruz); sons John, Danny, Steven (all from Santa...
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James Tong

March 7, 1922 - November 18, 2017

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Flora "Nonnie" Fresquez

March 23, 1930 - November 17, 2017

Flora Fresquez, age 87, a resident of San Mateo, CA, a former native of New Mexico passed away on November 17, 2017 after a brave battle with cancer. She was a dedicated mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Preceded in death by her husband Agapito Fresquez; her parents Climaco & Apolonia Olivas and daughters: Susan Viles & Darlene Fresquez. Survived by her children: Phyllis Ridgley, Robert...
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James Quinne DeWitt

January 18, 1931 - November 17, 2017

James Quinne DeWitt died peacefully at home on November 17, 2017 following a brief illness. Jim was born in Oakland, California on January 18, 1931, son of Mae Louise Coolidge and James Quinne DeWitt, Sr. Jim and his family lived briefly in Berkeley and San Francisco before moving to Piedmont where he made lifelong friendships and graduated from Piedmont High School. The University of...
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