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Velma M. Pao

November 1, 1944 - April 14, 2019


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Juana Velis

January 27, 1930 - April 14, 2019


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Philip John Fox

March 10, 1941 - April 13, 2019


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Walter George Pflumm

January 19, 1938 - April 10, 2019

Walter George Pflumm passed away on Wednesday, April 10th after an extended battle with Alzheimer's Disease. He will be missed for his irrepressible charm and kind heart, having touched many lives with his gentle spirit and positive outlook on life. Walter was the second son born to Mathilda and Richard Pflumm, who both immigrated to the United States from Switzerland and Germany, respectively....
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Daniel Cha

April 24, 1938 - April 10, 2019

Reverend Doctor Daniel Cha was born in Seoul, Korea, in 1938 to Bong Gyum Cha and So-Pyoung-Lim Ham. He studied at Westminster Theological Seminary, Cohen Theological Seminary, Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Faith Theological Seminary, and earned doctorate degrees in religious education (D.R.E.), theology (Th.D.), and ministry (D.Min.). He obtained his Bachelor's degree from...
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Anna Fung Low

January 7, 1926 - April 5, 2019


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Kato Kakala Nebrensky

October 6, 1929 - April 4, 2019


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Pauline Marie Pezzolo

February 26, 1939 - April 2, 2019

Pauline Marie Pezzolo passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. She was born in San Francisco, graduated from Presentation High School and earned a Bachelors & Masters Degree from Golden Gate University. Pauline was a devoted member of Ikebana International and Sogetsu. She also enjoyed a 30 year career with the Internal Revenue Service as a CPA. She will be lovingly remembered by her sister...
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Marie Rita Bellante

August 22, 1922 - March 30, 2019

Marie Bellante, beloved wife of Frank E. Bellante (deceased), loving mother of Gregory James Bellante, mother-in-law to Agnes Bellante, grandmother of Mariana Bellante, sister of Francine Blum (deceased), sister of Ron Moresco (deceased) and dear niece of Mary Ward. Marie was born in North Beach, San Francisco and married her childhood sweetheart Frank Bellante. She moved to San Mateo in 1954...
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Luisa Tuipulotu

November 6, 1961 - March 29, 2019


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Tommy Gene Selph

May 25, 1935 - March 28, 2019

Tommy Selph, a longtime resident of Foster City, passed away at the Menlo Park VA Medical Center on March 28, 2019. He was born on May 25, 1935 in Fort Smith, Arkansas to Benjamin and Hattie Selph. Tommy was the last surviving child of nine children. He came to the Bay Area at age 14 where he met the love of his life and wife of 64 years, Sally, at Mission High in San Francisco. They...
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Francisco Han-Ping Hsieh

October 14, 1933 - March 26, 2019

Francisco was born on October 14, 1933 in Hubei, China. He graduated from Soochow University in 1959 and went to work as a journalist. In 1965, he first came to San Francisco as a U.S. news correspondent for Central Daily News and fell in love with the City that he would call home for the rest of his life. In San Francisco, Francisco continued his journalistic career, first as Secretary at the...
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Lizardo Gómez

September 3, 1970 - March 25, 2019

Lizardo was born on September 3, 1970 and passed away on March 25, 2019. Lizardo was a resident of Daly City, CA for most of his life. He was the proud father of Veronica and Gabriel. Lizardo was the father-in-law of Alejandro and "Abuelito-to-be" to Baby Calderon due in August 2019. He was the adored son of Jesus and Guadalupe Gomez. Lizardo was the beloved brother of Jose, Carina and Melissa....
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Fred Francis Giusto

September 26, 1933 - March 23, 2019

Fred Giusto passed on Saturday, March 23, 2019. He was a dedicated family and business man who always welcomed good conversation among family and friends. Fred was born at his family home on Potrero Hill in San Francisco, CA. He was a self-taught engineer and a pioneer in the health food industry. Giusto's Specialty Foods was his life's work and it brought him terrific success and pride....
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Herman Bowman

October 10, 1951 - March 22, 2019


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Albert Gaston Artoux

August 4, 1939 - March 20, 2019

Albert Gaston Artoux passed away on March 20th, 2019 in the comfort of his home of 48 years in San Mateo, California. He had been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease 12 years prior which he bravely battled. His gentle spirit and easy-going nature touched many lives. Albert, a resident of San Mateo since 1964, was born on Friday, August 4, 1939 in San Francisco, California, to Irma Frances and...
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Ruth Patricia Robinson

November 14, 1929 - March 18, 2019

At 89, Ruth passed away peacefully at her Woodside home after a long illness. Born and raised in San Francisco, Ruth sang for the USO during the war with her sister, June. She graduated from Mission High and then began her career with Dunlap Tire and Rubber. Throughout her working career, she was an Administrative Secretary for several union businesses. She was also a life member of Henrik Ibsen...
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Irma Vargas

May 5, 1935 - March 18, 2019


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David Stanley Skrobel

August 6, 1956 - March 17, 2019

Dave passed away on St. Patrick's Day after battling health problems for several years. Family, friends and coworkers were very important to Dave. He had a big heart and touched many lives. Dave loved to travel and he enjoyed seeing the world. Dave was born in Oceanside, CA in the U.S. Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton. He entered the U.S. Naval Reserve in 1975 and was honorably discharged in...
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Thomas Michael Gallagher

April 2, 1962 - March 17, 2019

Husband, brother, uncle, teacher, cousin and friend. Born in Chicago to Thomas and Eileen Vesey Gallagher. Raised as the middle child with sisters Helen, Maureen, Cece, and brother Jack. Married to Joy Suzuki and beloved by her family. His esteem for mother-in-law Joan as a traveling companion led them on adventures to Chicago and Ireland. Joy's brothers Lester and Peter and their spouses...
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Donna Hagen

May 30, 1927 - March 16, 2019


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Richard Royce "Pops" Ratto

January 9, 1929 - March 15, 2019

A 63-year resident of San Mateo, passed away March 15, 2019 at age 90 from complications following a stroke. Rich was born in San Francisco in 1929 to Victor and Olga Ratto and moved to Burlingame as a young child. He was a graduate of the Drew School in San Francisco and the College of San Mateo. A decorated veteran of the Korean War, he entered the plumbing trade after the war and was a...
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Danelle Jolie Fellowes

September 23, 1965 - March 13, 2019


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Ann L. Vroom

December 12, 1933 - March 12, 2019


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Richard C. Trigueiro

August 27, 1922 - March 10, 2019

Rich passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, March 10th at age 96. He was born in South San Francisco, raised on the Peninsula and attended San Mateo High School. He worked as a welder at the ship yards before enlisting in the Army from February, 1943 until October, 1945 as an Infantry Staff Sergeant serving in France and Germany under Patton. Rich received two Purple Hearts and a Bronze...
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Samuel Sze Hang Wong

February 1, 1936 - March 10, 2019


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John Marion Smith

October 6, 1943 - March 9, 2019

John Marion Smith was born on October 6, 1943 went home to his Creator on March 9, 2019. He lived in San Mateo, CA where he was a postal carrier for over 30 years. John loved being around family and friends. He was a jokester and always made everyone laugh wherever he went. Survived by his son JB Smith; siblings Myra, Jack and Leslie Smith; 2 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. Preceded...
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Etsuko Moriwaki

November 4, 1936 - March 8, 2019

Etsuko Moriwaki passed away on March 8, 2019. She was born in China on November 4, 1936 to A. Abe and Etsuzo Hori. A resident of San Mateo County for 56 years, Etsuko was a certified doll maker, a licensed cosmetologist and loved bowling. Survived by 3 children: Steven, William & Ellen; 7 grandchildren: Nicholas, Victoria, Cristina, Jonathan, Katelyn, Natalie & Ethan; and 2 sisters: Fumiko &...
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Maria Tapia Valdovinos

August 8, 1939 - March 7, 2019


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Marilynn Doris Clarke

April 3, 1926 - March 5, 2019

Marilynn Doris Clarke died peacefully on March 5, one month short of her 93rd birthday surrounded by family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, James C. "Bim" Clarke on April 21, 2016. This year, 2019, would have marked their 70th wedding anniversary. Family was everything to Marilynn and she was a wonderful wife, mother, mother-in-law, sister, aunt, grandmother, great...
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Victor George Awad

January 10, 1930 - February 27, 2019


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Rosario Costantino

January 1, 1937 - February 26, 2019

Born in Palermo, Sicily, Rosario peacefully passed away in the evening of February 26th surrounded by his family. He was 82 years old. From Italy, he migrated to Toronto, Canada in his early 20's to work on a cruise ship as a chef. From Canada, he relocated to San Francisco where he worked at the Jack Tar Hotel Restaurant where he met our mom, Helen. In 1969, our Dad and his brother Tino...
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Chris S. Giannakaras

March 27, 1959 - February 23, 2019

Chris passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. Dearly beloved brother of Eleni Metaxas (Petros) & Carol Giannakaras; beloved uncle of Angelo & Spiro Metaxas and Alexandra & George Makreas. Funeral services and committal will be held at 11am on Friday, March 1, 2019 at the Chapel of the Greek Orthodox Memorial Park, 1148 El Camino Real, Colma, CA.
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Kathleen Marie Mergens

January 15, 1927 - February 22, 2019


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Miguel Angel Ortiz

October 2, 1938 - February 21, 2019

Miguel Angel Ortiz was born in Mexico City on October 2nd, 1938. He was the youngest of seven children. Miguel grew up in Mexico, where he graduated as an accountant. At the age of 21 he followed his brother Ralph to the United States. Through hard work, and dedication he became a star engineer at Pacific Bell, where he met Carol Newton. Together, they got married on November 21st, 1964. Their...
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Susana Lolohea Tonga

April 20, 1933 - February 19, 2019


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Danilo Mauricio Servillon

February 13, 1944 - February 15, 2019

Danilo "Danny" Mauricio Servillon was born on February 13, 1944 at Mary Johnston Hospital, Tondo, Manila, Philippines. Being a premature baby born at 7 months, anyone who would see him would tell his Mamang that her child would not live long for his head was compared to a tennis ball and his legs were the size of a thumb. However, he lived longer than expected and was able to attend school. But...
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Joseph A. Lo Schiavo, Sr.

September 13, 1950 - February 13, 2019

Joseph was born in San Francisco to Ann and Nino Lo Schiavo on September 13, 1950. Joseph started his entrepreneurial career at an early age, first by mowing lawns, then working at the Corner Kitchen in San Carlos. Joe graduated from Serra High School in 1968. He then majored in Administration of Justice at San Jose State University. By the age of 19, Joe started his own towing company,...
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Judith Cochran-Stoba

February 13, 2019

Judith Cochran-Stoba passed away peacefully in her home on February 13, 2019. Judith was preceded in death by the love of her life, husband Samuel Stoba, and her beloved parents Jack and Marguerite Cochran. Her remains will rest with them at Los Gatos Memorial Park in San Jose, California. Judith was born in South San Francisco on November 13, 1944 and lived with her parents in Salinas,...
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Helena Rittenmeyer

October 13, 1941 - February 8, 2019

Helena Rittenmeyer passed away on Friday morning after battling cancer. She was a wonderful mother, daughter, wife, grandmother and great-grandmother; her life was characterized by her great love for her family and friends. She loved people and loved her children and grandchildren. Her friends were important to her, and they always had fun! Helena was born in South Boston, Massachusetts;...
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Sveto "Steve" Olujic

November 1, 1955 - February 7, 2019

Sveto Olujic was born on November 1, 1955 in Split, Croatia, and died on February 7, 2019 in San Mateo, California. Sveto grew up in the small Croatian village of Lovrec in the Dalmatian Hinterland, and was raised by his parents, Josip and Mila Olujic. Alongside his three siblings he helped his father with the family business of fine woodworking and carpentry. At twenty-two years of age, Sveto...
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Tania M. Cinquini

September 10, 1979 - February 5, 2019

Tania lived all her life in San Mateo. She was first generation American, her mother was from Bolivia and her father was from Italy. She graduated from Hillsdale High School. She was a personal trainer for over 20 years and had a passion for fitness. She helped many people get into the best shape of their lives. She also had an intense love and a passion for Jiu-jitsu. She studied the sport...
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George David Guido, Jr.

March 24, 1925 - February 4, 2019

George Guido Jr, was born on March 24, 1925 at Mills Hospital in San Mateo California. He finished his residency at Mills Hospital 1956, and later became Chief surgeon. He was the son of George Guido Sr. and Grace Guido of San Mateo. He attended San Mateo High School and graduated 1943. He went on to the College of San Mateo then transferred to the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA and...
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Katlin Ann Meyer

July 9, 1993 - February 1, 2019


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Nicholas R. Morris

February 25, 1993 - February 1, 2019

Nick Morris was born on February 25, 1993 along with his twin sister and guardian angel, Emily. We got the news early on that he had Down Syndrome, but he, and his friends and family, made sure that the disability never got in the way of his living a happy life. He spent a few extra days in the hospital after his birth but came home raring to give his brother Matt and sister Emily a run for...
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Patricia Moore Burlee

October 2, 1933 - January 30, 2019

Patricia (Pat) Moore Burlee, a resident of San Jose,California, was born in San Francisco on October 2, 1933. Pat married Charles Frederick (Fred) Burlee in Beirut, Lebanon, on December 10, 1955. Fred passed away in 1996. Pat's daughters, Pamela Burlee, and Lynn Burlee reside in San Jose. Pat's sister, Anne Johansson, resides in Washington state. Pat is also survived by her cousins, Jim Currlin...
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Speranza Possentini

June 25, 1927 - January 30, 2019

Loving mother of Rolando, and devoted wife to Leo Possentini who passed away several years ago. Loving friend to daughter in law Lan Hua, and her immediate family, Shanna and her husband Jack... She was passionate about gardening, walking, watching old movies and to have happy people around herself. Below is a poem which expresses her emotions and feelings, we hope you enjoy it and think...
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Irene Tuomi Williams

January 7, 1931 - January 28, 2019

Irene Tuomi Williams was born on January 7, 1931 along with her twin brother in Hibbing, Minnesota to Fannie and Nick Tuomi. Irene passed away peacefully in her sleep on January 28, 2019 in San Mateo, California at the age of 88. She graduated from Hibbing High School and completed two years of secretarial training. In 1953, she followed her aunt and uncle who had moved to Burlingame, and...
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Kathleen Patricia Freschet

May 11, 1927 - January 27, 2019

Reunited with her beloved husband of 61 years, Leno Freschet, Kathleen Freschet passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 27, at the age of 91 surrounded by the warmth of her family. Known for her beauty, grace, humor, infectious laugh, devotion to family and deep religious faith, her inspirational spirit will endure in her 5 loving children, 10 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. A...
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Leda Kasum

June 29, 1937 - January 27, 2019


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David P. Turner

September 26, 1950 - January 25, 2019

On the evening of Friday, January 25th, our wonderfully quirky friend David P. Turner took his last breath. He passed away quietly and peacefully at home in San Mateo, in the presence of John Martin – his close friend and business partner of 39 years – and his two sisters Marsha and Linda. As many of you know, David had been suffering for several years from Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis ...
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Benjamin Lopez Lopez

March 25, 1949 - January 23, 2019

Benjamin López López, passed away January 23, 2019 in Palo Alto, California. Born in Santa Bárbara, Rodeo Durango, México, to Lucia Lopez and Celerino Lopez and was one of fifteen children. Growing up on a ranch, he enjoyed the outdoors and spent a lot of time horseback riding, raising cattle, and hunting. As a young married man, he emigrated to the U.S. seeking a better quality of life...
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Keith Cameron Walters

July 12, 1960 - January 22, 2019

Keith Cameron Walters passed away on Tuesday, January 22, 2019. Keith was born in San José, California on July 12th 1960. He graduated from Archbishop Mitty High School in 1978 and he enjoyed keeping in touch with the Mitty Alumni, reminiscing over high school high jinx. Keith worked at UPS for over 30years where he was known as "Mr. Incredible." The friendships he forged tightened the...
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Gail Keating Mahoney

October 21, 1929 - January 21, 2019

Our beloved mother and grandmother passed away surrounded by her loving family on January 21, 2019. Gail was a proud 4th generation San Franciscan. Born to Martin Keating and Lolita Francis, she grew up in the Richmond district, attending Convent of the Sacred Heart, Lowell High School (Class of 1947), City College and San Francisco State. In 1952, she met Bob Mahoney and they were married in...
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Thomas A. Coolin

February 1, 1925 - January 19, 2019

Thomas Coolin passed away January 19, 2019 at the age of 93. He was born in Boston and the only child of Thomas Albert & Rita Jane Coolin. While living in Boston he met his loving wife, Ethel. They were married for 64 years.  He is survived by his six children: his only son Thom; five daughters: Cathy, Mary (Onofrio), Jeanne (Terry), Reta, and Lois (Steve); nine grandchildren; and seven great...
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Gilbert Andrew Edwin Topp

January 13, 1938 - January 17, 2019

Gil Topp was born in Chicago, Illinois to Gilbert Andrew and Mary Topp on January 13, 1938 as the clock struck midnight. He lived most of his life in California and was raised with his siblings, Diane and David. An aerospace and professional engineer, Gil's analytical mind and problem-solving skills were well suited for his profession. He played a role in aeronautical history, helping to send...
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Jessie Glanton May

January 2, 1925 - January 16, 2019

Jessie Glanton May January 2, 1925 – January 16, 2019 Resident of Foster City Jessie Glanton May was born January 2, 1925 to Louise Hurley and Jesse Glanton in Newnan, Georgia. She was reared in University Homes, was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church and attended Booker T. Washington High School along with her Sunday and High School classmates, Christine King Farris and Mike King—who...
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Viola Marie Douglas

February 21, 1918 - January 15, 2019

"Life is never over until you breathe your last". Those were the words Viola Douglas lived and thrived by her entire life. Our loving mother passed away peacefully in her home, the home she has lived in for over 64 years, on January 15, 2019, just 36 days shy of her 101st birthday. She had the most compassionate and loving heart and her will to live was unmatched. She was always striving to...
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LaVerne Ann Green

April 2, 1925 - January 13, 2019

A Memorial Mass will be held at St Timothy's Catholic Church in San Mateo, CA for LaVerne Green who left us on January 13, 2019. A reception will be held immediately afterwards at Fitzgerald Hall across the street from the church. She will then be laid to rest at Calvary Cemetery in St Paul, Minn in a shared plot with her parents. LaVerne Ann Green of St Paul Minn passed away at her home in...
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Cynthia "Cyndy" Guerrero

July 15, 1964 - January 11, 2019

Cynthia (Cyndy) Guerrero passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, January 11th due to a courageous battle with severe rheumatoid arthritis. She was born on July 15, 1964 in San Mateo, CA to Louis & Esther Valdez. Cindy was a loving, caring, beautiful, and kind person, a sports fan of the Dallas Cowboys and loved Winnie the Pooh. She leaves behind a loving family: husband Jesus; children:...
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Flora Salazar

November 9, 1921 - January 9, 2019

Although our Mom was only 4 feet 11 inches tall…she was large in love…in influence…and in nurturing. She was caring, kind, funny, generous. We called her the "energizer bunny"…throughout her life, she took a licking but kept on ticking. This was a woman who had a hard life, from losing her mother at the age of 8…to losing her 23 days old first child…to losing her family. She was...
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J. Douglas "Ampa" Valle

March 11, 1938 - January 4, 2019

After a courageous battle with cancer, Douglas passed away peacefully on January 4th in San Carlos, CA. He was born in Nicaragua to Jose Maria Valle and Emma Martinez. He is survived by his loving family, wife Carmencita Valle, daughters Lucy ( Mark) Garcia, Dinah (Roger) Campos and Maria Jose (Donald) Dacanay, son Jose Douglas Valle, granddaughters Dinah-Maria (Thomas) Moyer, Ericka and...
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Edward Arthur Evans

June 24, 1940 - January 4, 2019


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Kwong Hung Wong

March 4, 1930 - January 3, 2019


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Joan Ann Luders

April 13, 1930 - January 2, 2019

Our loving mother, Joan Ann Luders, passed away in San Carlos on January 2, 2019, with her family at her side. A native-born San Franciscan, Joan was the daughter of Olga and Jack Marinkovich. She attended Marina Junior High School where she played piano for the footlight follies and met her lifelong friends Jackie McInerney, Pat Neumeister, Joan Lowart, Mary Thompson, Anstell Ricossa, Jo...
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Lucille A. Grossi

June 14, 1927 - January 2, 2019

Born in San Francisco, Lucy's life was one filled with love. Along with her sisters, Nidia and Nancy, she was raised by her loving Italian immigrant parents, Anthony and Jenny Giacomelli. A graduate of Galileo High School, Lucy married the love of her life, returning sargent Tom Grossi. With her husband as the breadwinner, she dedicated her life to raising their two children, Tom and Pam. ...
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Victor Rene Vargas

June 25, 1976 - January 1, 2019

Victor Rene Vargas passed away unexpectedly on January 1, 2019. He passed away from pneumonia. Victor lived all his life in Sunnyvale, CA. He was a unique, outgoing kind man. Victor was an avid sports fan with a special passion for the San Francisco 49ers. He leaves behind his devoted mother Ana R. Velog (Chochi); His 2 beautiful children: Gjosaih Vargas (13) and Jadayah Vargas (9); his...
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Joan Marie Bourdet

March 2, 1937 - January 1, 2019

Joan Marie Bourdet, age 81, passed away peacefully at home in San Mateo surrounded by loved ones on January 1, 2019. She was the daughter of Thomas and Marie Dougherty and is survived by Louis, her devoted husband of 45 years, her two sons David (Sharya) and Matthew, and three grandchildren Michael, James, and Katharine. She is also survived by her two sisters, Barbara and Sharon (Martin), and...
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Pamela Marie Vandenbossche

February 22, 1946 - January 1, 2019


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Pierina Fanucchi

April 10, 1926 - December 28, 2018

Pierina Fanucchi passed away peacefully at home, with her family by her side, on Thursday December 28, 2018 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. Pierina was born in Lucca, Italy. She married her husband, Gino, of 69 years, in February 1949. In 1951, Gino immigrated to Canada due to shortage of work in Italy, followed shortly thereafter, in 1953, by Pierina and their two daughters,...
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Wilford "Bill" Hughes Hartman

September 23, 1920 - December 27, 2018

Bill Hartman, 98, passed away on Dec. 27 surrounded by his family in San Mateo, California. He was born in Antwerp, Ohio to Everett & Naone (Hughes) Hartman. As a young boy who grew up on a farm, Bill always dreamed of flying. This came true in 1939 when he was awarded a scholarship to attend a government civilian flight program in Dayton, Ohio. He completed the program in the top of his...
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Kathleen Marie Heieck

September 29, 1942 - December 24, 2018

Kit was a beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She loved her home, golf, travel and life. She passed peacefully, surrounded by family on friends, on Christmas Eve.
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Linda Joan Miller

March 28, 1961 - December 20, 2018


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Joney Sam

November 16, 1930 - December 19, 2018

Joney Sam, age 88, passed away gracefully on Wednesday, December 19, 2018. She was born November 16, 1930 and spent her childhood in Japan and Korea before coming to San Francisco in 1957. She was an inventor, business woman, seamstress, but first and foremost, she was a mother and an awesome one at that. Joney prided herself on being the rock of her family. She was infamous for her popular...
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George Arthur Maneatis

October 25, 1926 - December 17, 2018

George Arthur Maneatis, a highly respected executive and technologist, passed away on December 17, 2018 at the age of 92, surrounded by his loving family. He was a long time resident of Hillsborough, California and dedicated his life to his family, community and country. George was born and grew up in Lawrence, Massachusetts, the birth place of the Industrial Revolution. After graduating...
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John A. Chartz, Jr.

March 23, 1949 - December 17, 2018

John Chartz passed away unexpectedly and peacefully on the evening of December 17 at his home in San Mateo. A life long resident of San Mateo, he was 69 years old. Born to John and Beatrice Chartz, John was the fourth of six siblings raised in San Mateo Park. He attended St. Matthew's Catholic grammar school, graduated from San Mateo High School and Colorado State University and was married for...
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Malia Loiola Olie

December 4, 1967 - December 16, 2018


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Shirin Morshedzadeh

July 25, 1932 - December 13, 2018

Shirin Safrang Morshedzadeh, age 86 and a half, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on December 13, 2018. Born and raised in Tehran, Iran, she moved to the Bay Area in 1979. She was a lifetime member of the YMCA which she spent quality time there with her friends. The Bay Area became her permanent home where she lived with her husband and her family. She was a caring mother...
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Lena DeVille Metoyer

October 5, 1919 - December 9, 2018

Lena Metoyer, a resident of South San Francisco, passed away peacefully on December 9, 2018 at the age of 99, at Peninsula Hospital in Burlingame, CA, surrounded by her family. She lived a long and amazing life. She touched many lives with her selflessness, kindness, love, compassion, and faith. Lena was born on October 5th, 1919 in Holmwood, Louisiana to her parents Lindsay and Lilly...
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Robert "Bob" Adolph Coruccini

April 15, 1937 - December 8, 2018

Robert (Bob) was born and raised in South San Francisco and graduated from San Mateo High School where he was a basketball and track star. After graduating he served in the Navy and then went on to work in the family construction business for over 40 years where he built custom homes up and down the peninsula. Bob was involved in many activities and had many hobbies. He was a member of the...
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Mary Louise Degliantoni

November 19, 1938 - December 7, 2018

Mary Lou Degliantoni, age 80, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on December 7, 2018. She is survived by her beloved husband of 57 years, Ed; son, Mark and daughters Denise (Rob) and Lisa (Dave); six grandsons, Bobby, Jack, Louie, Miles, Niccolo, Roman. Born and raised in San Francisco, Mary Lou was a lifelong member of the Catholic Church, baptized at Notre Dame de Victoire on...
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Dolores Dorothy Chavez

November 1, 1919 - December 6, 2018

Dorothy Chavez, age 99, passed away peacefully in her San Mateo home surrounded by her family. She was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. After marrying Elias Chavez in 1943, her dream to move to San Francisco, California became a reality. The Bay Area became her permanent home where she raised her four children. She was a caring mother who took great joy in doing whatever she could to...
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Vilma Antonia Corea

June 13, 1933 - December 3, 2018


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Robert Houng Kuang Young

September 26, 1948 - December 3, 2018

Robert Houng Kuang Young was born on 9/26/1948 in Keelung, Taiwan. He had two older brothers Houng Tao and and Victor Houng Chuan and four older sisters, Wan Jean, Rosalinda Wan Hua, Wan Ju and Wan Ling. He was the youngest amongst seven siblings. He was always a good kid and never got into any trouble. He went to YA DONG GONG ZHUAN, a vocational technical college, in Taipei, Taiwan and...
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Sela Lavenita Vaitai

December 19, 1962 - December 2, 2018


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Gloria J. McKim

March 4, 1941 - December 1, 2018

Gloria J. McKim passed away on Saturday December 1, 2018. Gloria was born in Rugby, North Dakota. She graduated from Berwick High school in 1959. She went to nursing school in Wahpeton, North Dakota and worked as a nurse after her graduation from the program. She married Edward K. McKim on August 1, 1964 and eventually relocated to San Mateo California. She volunteered several years for the...
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Felicidad C. Hamilton

January 18, 1938 - November 30, 2018

Felicidad C. Hamilton, age 80 of San Mateo, passed away on Friday, November 30, 2018, after a long beautiful life. She was born in the Philippines on January 18, 1938. She worked at the Benjamin Franklin Hotel, San Mateo, for 33 years. Felicidad, known to her friends as "Fely", touched the lives of so many people filling them with joy and laughter. She loved to tend to her garden, going to...
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Mary A. Moreira

March 30, 1925 - November 29, 2018

Mary "Vovo" Moreira passed away on Thursday after a long beautiful life. She touched the lives of so many people filling them with joy, laughter & food. Mary was born in Aveiro, Portugal. She was a preschool teacher at Turnbull School & Lawrence Childhood Center for over 40 years. Mary is survived by her two children, Elizabeth & Joseph; as well as her grandchildren, Chase, Cameron,...
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Virginia Magdalene Coykendall

June 24, 1930 - November 27, 2018

Virginia Magdalene Coykendall passed into the Lord's care with her loving family by her side on November 27, following the natural progression of her having aged gracefully. Ginny was born in Chicago, IL in 1930 and spent her formative years in Topeka, KS. After high school, she enrolled in St. Mary's College in Lawrence, KS in conjunction with the St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing and...
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Dehui Zhu

February 17, 1927 - November 27, 2018

Dehui Zhu passed away on November 27, 2018, in Palo Alto, California, USA. She was 91 years old. Dehui was born on February 17, 1927 in Nantong, Jiangsu Province, China. She received her education at Shanghai Second Medical College. After graduation in 1953, Dehui practiced as a pulmonologist for 36 years at Ruijin Hospital in Shanghai until her retirement in 1989. She settled down to live...
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Anthony Louis Vecchio

June 13, 1942 - November 25, 2018

Born and raised in Omaha, NE, Anthony earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Peru State College, Peru, Nebraska. In 1969, he moved to Burlingame, CA where he met the love of his life, Annamaria, born and raised in Rome, Italy. Anthony worked for Inflight Motion Pictures, a company that set up movies for the Airlines: Pan Am, TWA, and PSA. He also was a private pilot, owning Aircoupe. He flew...
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Orrilla Ann Blanpied

March 8, 1926 - November 24, 2018


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Raymond Lewis Ficken

December 30, 1956 - November 23, 2018


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Virginia May Emrey

November 3, 1915 - November 23, 2018

Virginia May McIver Emrey passed away on November 23, 2018 at the age of 103 years old. She was born on November 3, 1915 to Eugene & Ethel McIver and lived most of her life in the Bay Area. She is survived by three daughters: Kathleen Emrey, Elizabeth Emrey & Lee Hornberger (Gary); 9 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; and is also survived by Gary Hughes & Suzanne Holmes. She was much loved...
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Maria "Elena" Duncan

August 13, 1957 - November 23, 2018

Elena passed away November 23, 2018 surrounded by family. Loving daughter of Chris and Conching Cabaluna, she is survived by her children; Ginombi, Danielle, Jeremiah, her grandchildren; Catriana, Mavia, and Tony Jr. She is also survived by her siblings, Mindy Bajarias, Ernie Gomez (Mindy's partner), Richard Cabaluna, Florinda Curtis, Daniel Curtis (brother in law), nephews; Alex, Charles,...
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Robert Lee Peagler

April 30, 1930 - November 22, 2018

Robert Lee Peagler passed away suddenly at his home in Foster City on November 21st at age 88. He was husband to the late Fanny Jo Ward, father of Gwendolyn June Love, Brian Robert Peagler & Roderick Dale Peagler, grandfather to Candra Cummings, Stefan Love, Landyn Fanny Peagler, Roderick Peagler Jr., Karissa Peagler & Tia Peagler, and brother to Gwendolyn Ann Franklin of Cincinnati, Ohio. He is...
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Yvonne Delaplaine

August 31, 1929 - November 22, 2018

If the world appears a little less bright today, it's because a lovely ray of sunshine has gone from earth to make heaven a little more beautiful. And so, with a great sense of loss, the family of Yvonne Delaplaine announces her passing on November 22nd, at the age of 89. Yvonne's greatest legacy is the love she poured out onto all she knew, but especially her family. Her heart and joy was...
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Liisa Tuulikki Schroeder

March 22, 1936 - November 20, 2018

Liisa passed away on November 20th, surrounded by family, after a long battle with Alzheimer's. She is survived by her loving husband Gil; devoted children: Kirsten, Kim & Kai; sister Riitta; brother Pekka; and nieces & nephews in Finland, Nevada, Virginia and Wisconsin. She worked as an au pair in Stockholm, Hamburg and London before moving to California in 1961. She had a love and passion...
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Bernice V. Miller

March 28, 1927 - November 19, 2018

Bernice passed away peacefully with her family by her side after a brief stay at a convalescent hospital. She lived a long and fulfilling life and touched many people with her love and kindness. Born in San Francisco, she graduated from Notre Dame High School on Dolores Street, attended secretary school, and became an executive secretary for Standard Oil Company. She later married Walter...
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