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Bryan Raymond Baarts

November 11, 1938 - March 30, 2020

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Sitaleki V. Mahe

April 23, 1974 - March 26, 2020

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Larry Michael Stevens

February 28, 1948 - March 24, 2020

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Philip Victor "Phil" Barsetti

January 25, 1926 - March 23, 2020

Phil, the only child of Victor A. Barsetti and Theresa M. Bourgon, was born in San Francisco and grew up in Daly City, California. Phil attended Jefferson High School until the US entered WWII; he enlisted in the US Navy and was trained to be Radioman. Phil earned 2 battle stars and rose to Radioman 2nd Class while serving aboard the U.S.S. Talladega (APA 208) in the Asiatic Pacific American...
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Louisa Helen McDowell

January 26, 1933 - March 19, 2020

Louisa "Helen" McDowell passed away peacefully, with family by her side, on Thursday, March 19, 2020. Adoring daughter of the late Louisa and Frederick; devoted wife of the late John and the late George; caring sister of Thomas (late Elizabeth), the late Lilian (late Ambrose) and the late Noel (late Pamela); loving mother of son Robin and daughter Heidi (Francisco); adoring nana of grandson...
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Robert John Goudy

October 24, 1931 - March 19, 2020

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Davor Gabriel Pesusic, Sr.

August 18, 1957 - March 18, 2020

Davor Gabriel Pesusic Sr. passed away peacefully on March 18, 2020. He was a loving Father to Davor Jr, Son of Radovan (deceased) and Janja, Brother to David (Anamarie), Anita (Ralph), and Danny (Kathleen), Uncle to Emma, Dana, Justin, Matthew, Breana, and Jessica, step-father to Helena. He is also survived by uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. He was born in Soline,Croatia in 1957 and came...
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Soakimi O. Tuipulotu

November 14, 1931 - March 18, 2020

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Joseph John Debono

April 8, 1931 - March 16, 2020

Joseph John Debono passed away peacefully on Monday, March 16th, 2020 at the age of 88. He was at home surrounded by family when God descended from Heaven to guide his spirit to his glorious permanent home. He was born in Mellieha, Malta on April 8th, 1931 and came to the United States when he was just a teenager. Joe always worked selflessly and tirelessly to be able to provide for his...
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Noboru Omai

April 24, 1920 - March 15, 2020

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Juan Francisco Fernandez Realegeño

June 12, 1958 - March 13, 2020

Juan Fernandez Realegeno was born on June12,1958 in San Miguel, El Salvador. He came to the United States in 1981. He spend his life living in San Mateo, California. His job was a Truck Driver for the Oakland ports in Oakland,California. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.He really loved to go camping, go to the casinos, play poker with his family. He was always telling stories...
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Jesus Napoles Cortez

November 3, 1932 - March 13, 2020

J. Jesus Napoles Cortez was born in the small town of Canales Mpio La Barca Jalisco Mexico on November 3, 1932 the last son of 9 children of Evaristo Napoles Muñiz and Tomasa Cortez. Growing up in Mexico he helped his father's family working their land growing crops. At the age of 29 he emigrated to California to work mainly in the agriculture fields. Although he worked all over California...
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Virgilio Sadsad

November 27, 1942 - March 11, 2020

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Elaine Rose Boschetti Battistini

June 1, 1929 - March 11, 2020

Elaine was born in San Francisco and grew up in North Beach. She attended St. Peter and Paul's Grammar School, was a member of the Salesian Girl's Club, graduated from Presentation High School San Francisco and San Francisco State University with a Teaching Credential. Later she became a Board Chairman for the Easter Seal Society and a very active member of the Belmont League. Her free time...
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Cara Leanne Drogus

August 19, 1977 - March 9, 2020

Cara Drogus, 42, died on March 9, 2020 in Pacifica California. She was born in Wheaton, Il on August 19,1977. Cara attended St. Francis High School and was an avid softball player and all around great athlete. She attended UIC on a softball scholarship but eventually left that university to earn her paramedic certification. Her free time was devoted to her friends and her dogs. She loved all...
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Hilda Khoury

July 25, 1948 - March 8, 2020

Hilda Khoury passed away peacefully in her home in Brentwood, California on March 8, 2020. Beloved wife of George Khoury and loving mother of Richard Khoury. Cherished daughter of the late Lutfi and Nada Kreitem. Dear sister of Juliet Mahshi, Diana Ajluni, George Kreitem, and Reem Habeeb. A native of Palestine, Hilda was born in Jericho on July 25th, 1948 during the first Palestinian...
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Raymond J. Kelly

December 18, 1941 - March 8, 2020

Dr. Raymond Joseph Kelly, physician and surgeon, of San Mateo, California, passed away peacefully in San Mateo on March 8, 2020, after a long and productive life in medicine. He was 78. Dr. Kelly was born in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, on December 18, 1941, and grew up in Glenolden, Pennsylvania, the third of three children of Francis X. and Dorothy Kelly. He graduated from Villanova...
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Louis Lino Valbusa

December 28, 1931 - March 7, 2020

Louis "Lino" Valbusa died March 7, 2020. He was 88 years old. He is survived by his son Matthew Valbusa (Amy), daughter Lisa Handy (Pete) and son Christopher Valbusa (Kelli). Grandchildren: Lauren Allen (Harley), Lindsay Handy, Erica Valbusa and Dominic Valbusa. Great-grandson: Brody Allen and numerous extended family members. He is pre-deceased by his wife Irene Valbusa (Roe) in 2010 and his...
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James Cronin Bollier

March 20, 1931 - March 6, 2020

James Cronin Bollier passed away peacefully on Friday, March 6, 2020, two weeks shy of his 89th birthday. Born in San Francisco, California, on March 20, 1931 to Margaret (née Cronin) and Roscoe Bollier. He was the second eldest of four children. He grew up in the Mission District, attended St. James School through high school, and earned a business degree in Accounting from the University...
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Alex Maridakis

December 29, 1929 - March 5, 2020

Alex Maridakis passed away peacefully in his home in San Mateo after a courageous battle with Congestive Heart Failure. His strong will and personality made him stand out among others. He loved his family and community of friends greatly and will be missed by all of them. Alex was born in Ambridge PA, the son of Greek Immigrant's, Nick, of Crete Greece and Helen of Samos Greece. He was a...
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Rufus Carvel Clapp

December 24, 1929 - March 1, 2020

Dr. Rufus Clapp, former principal of Millbrae School and Assistant Superintendent of the Millbrae School District, died from complications of cancer at age 90 on March 1, 2020. Dr. Clapp was an educator and an artist, a father and a husband. He is survived by his wife, Mary Frerking Clapp of Foster City, his brother, Gordon Russell Clapp (Palm Beach Gardens, FL) and his three children: Donna...
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Gerald John Ott

December 21, 1934 - February 28, 2020

Gerald John Ott passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on February 28, 2020. He touched many lives with his generosity and sense of humor. He loved his family, nature, cooking, and photography. He was passionate about genealogy and history. Jerry was born in Mott, North Dakota in 1934. He and his family moved to Colorado where he attended school and he worked in his father's...
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Anthony Parker Wilson

September 7, 1973 - February 27, 2020

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Olivia Galaviz Hurtado

May 25, 1953 - February 25, 2020

Olivia Galaviz Hurtado was born on May 25,1953 in God's Country, Woodlake, CA. Her childhood can be best described as humble and full of adventure, working with her family to feed and raise all the animals on their ranch. She often told the story when the family pig gave birth and her Dad thought one of the piglets was missing just to find it sleeping right next to her in her room. Olivia...
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Martha Jane Hine (née Reedy)

December 22, 1956 - February 25, 2020

Martha Jane Hine (née Reedy), age 63, passed away peacefully at Mission House Hospice in Redwood City, CA, on Feb.25, 2020, after a long battle with cancer. Born on Dec. 22, 1956, in Des Moines, Iowa to the late Donald and Marjorie Reedy, Martha moved with her family to Cleveland Heights, Ohio, where she spent her formative years swimming at Quarry Pool, Denison Park and enjoying her many...
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Allan Levy

October 30, 1925 - February 21, 2020

Dr. Allan Levy of San Mateo passed away in the evening of February 21, 2020 surrounded by family. At a gathering in 2000, Allan gifted his grandchildren with a 27- page letter recounting his life entitled "To My Grandchildren and Those Who Follow." Allan Levy was born on October 30, 1925 in Detroit, Michigan to Ida and David Levy. A self-described "precocious" child, Allan's early love of...
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Earl R. Dubas

February 15, 1922 - February 19, 2020

Earl passed away the afternoon of February 19th, four days after his 98th birthday. He was a beloved father and grandfather, an avid traveler, gardener, and lover of trains. Although he will be missed, his family finds comfort that he is finally able to rest. Earl grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, graduated from Langley High School in 1940, and in 1943 he promptly enlisted in the Fifteenth...
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Edwin M. "Ed" Johnson, PhD

April 21, 1939 - February 18, 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ed Johnson on February 18, 2020. Ed was born April 21, 1939 to Morley and Inez Johnson originally from British Columbia, Canada. He was raised in the Sunset District of San Francisco and graduated from Lincoln High School and San Francisco State University. Ed was an honorable and gentle man who leaves behind his wife of 58 years Jerilynn ...
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Barbara Agnes Kmak

November 3, 1932 - February 18, 2020

Barbara Agnes Kmak passed away peacefully surrounded by family on February 18 at the age of 87. Barbara was born at Ross General Hospital in Marin County on November 3, 1932 and lived her entire life in the San Francisco area, mainly the SF Peninsula, never more than 30 minutes from her children. She was preceded in death by her loving parents, James and Marie Farley, brother Vincent,...
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Josephine V. Kozloski

June 1, 1922 - February 18, 2020

Josephine "Josie" Kozloski was born on June 1, 1922 in San Francisco, California of Italian immigrant parents, Clemente and Filomena Chiari. The 1920's and 1930's were a very dubious time as her early childhood was fraught with hardships of the era, especially during the Great Depression and pending World War II. However, with her indomitable spirit and energy, Josie was the mainstay of her...
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Kathleen Byrnes Murphy

February 7, 1928 - February 17, 2020

Kathleen Byrnes Murphy, age 92, passed away on Monday, February 17, 2020. She was born on February 7, 1928 to Patrick and Abbie (Marriott) Byrnes in Chicago, Illinois. Kathy graduated from Oak Park High School, Oak Park, Illinois in 1946 and attended the University of Illinois before becoming a United Airlines stewardess in 1950. During 10 years as a stewardess, she flew around the world,...
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Elefteria Sardis Pangalos

December 26, 1931 - February 17, 2020

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Edward Albert Taylor

February 9, 1936 - February 12, 2020

Edward Albert Taylor was taken to heaven on February 12, 2020. He was born on February 9, 1936 in McMinnville, Oregon to James Cornelius Taylor and Eleanor Gracie Smelser. Upon graduating high school he joined the Air Force and was stationed in Greece on the island of Heraklion, Crete where he and Marina Despotakis met, fell in love and were married at the tender ages of 22 and 21. Upon their...
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Tadashi Sakuma

December 28, 1918 - February 9, 2020

Tadashi (Tad) Sakuma passed away peacefully at Sakura Gardens in San Mateo on February 9th, 2020. Born on December 28, 1918 in San Mateo, Tad lived in San Mateo and as a teenager, moved to Japan with his parents and lived there for a few years before returning to San Mateo with his sister. In 1942 during World War II he was interned at a concentration camp in Topaz, Utah where he married Sei...
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Gayle Lee Henderson

February 7, 1956 - February 8, 2020

Gayle Lee Henderson, 64, went to be with the Lord on February 8, 2020. Born February 7, 1956, in Burlingame, California, Gayle received her B.S. in Nursing forty years ago. After her nursing degree, Gayle spent 8 years as a missionary for Youth With A Mission (YWAM). She would come back to the Bay Area and work for UCSF to raise money to again return to YWAM. After YWAM, Gayle worked for...
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Mary Elinor Forseth

February 18, 1921 - February 6, 2020

Mary E. Forseth passed away peacefully in her sleep on February 6, 2016, at the Cadence Living in Millbrae, CA. She was 12 days short of her 99th birthday; a full life with numerous accomplishments, friends, and family. Mary was born on February 18, 1921 to Lorenz and Mildred Tschirgi, in Ontario, Oregon. She enjoyed her childhood primarily in NW Oregon and SW Washington. She was straight...
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Mary J. Guthrie

June 12, 1935 - February 3, 2020

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Stephen Reed Morgan

March 14, 1952 - February 1, 2020

Stephen passed away at the age of 67 on Saturday evening on February 1st. Stephen was born and raised in San Mateo. He attended St. Timothy School where he was a star athlete on the baseball and basketball teams. He won MVP for the basketball team and has his name engraved in their gymnasium. He later on became a bearcat, graduating from San Mateo High School. Stephen was a loving husband...
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Paul J. Perry

May 20, 1957 - February 1, 2020

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Mario Nicolas Portillo Vasquez

February 2, 1932 - February 1, 2020

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Kenneth Harold Walling

May 30, 1940 - January 31, 2020

After a protracted battle with cancer, Ken Walling, 79, of San Mateo, CA died peacefully at home on January 31, 2020. He was born on May 30, 1940 in Santa Rosa, CA to Winifred (Heitz) & Jack Walling. He married Gloria (Caravaca) on September 25, 1965 in San Francisco, CA. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Gloria Walling; two children: Karen & Kevin; son- in-law Shawn Fletcher; two...
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Gino Fanucchi

August 12, 1923 - January 27, 2020

Gino Fanucchi passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on Monday, January 27, 2020. Gino was born in Lucca, Italy. He is predeceased by his wife, Pierina, his sisters Gina and Delfina and his brother Enzo. In 1951, Gino immigrated to Canada due to shortage of work in Italy, followed shortly thereafter, in 1953 by Pierina and their two daughters, Elena and Roberta. They lived...
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William T. "Bill" O'Callahan

August 22, 1925 - January 25, 2020

Father, grandfather, brother, uncle, friend, man of faith and devoted husband William T. "Bill" O'Callahan, 94, died peacefully at home on January 25, 2020. He is survived by his beautiful wife of 68 years, Dorothy, his five children, Bill Jr., Michael, Dorothy, John and Beth, seventeen grandchildren, his sister Patricia and his many nieces and nephews. He was greeted in heaven by his third son,...
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Josephine Erkson

August 10, 1925 - January 25, 2020

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Carlos Enrique Rodriguez Elias

February 21, 1968 - January 24, 2020

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Kenneth Earl Mollenauer

December 28, 1931 - January 24, 2020

Kenneth Earl Mollenauer, born December 1931 in Washington Pennsylvania, son of Kenneth Ford and Martha Ann Charlotte Mollenauer, passed away quietly in San Mateo, California on January 24th, 2020. He was 88 yrs old. Ken grew up in the town of Washington, Pennsylvania, until the sudden death of his mother Martha, when he and his sister were moved to Florida and then to St.Louis, Missouri. After...
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John Nick Maris

June 5, 1927 - January 24, 2020

John Nick Maris passed away on Friday, January 24, 2020 in his home in San Mateo, California. John was born in Ambridge, Pennsylvania. He graduated from High School in Ambridge and went on to earn a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering. After serving in the U. S. Navy, he moved to Chicago, Illinois, where he met and married his wife of 60 years, Georgia Maris. John enjoyed an exciting career...
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Anita Hillary Bird

December 7, 1939 - January 23, 2020

Anita Bird, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully at her home on January 23, 2020 after a brief respiratory illness. Born in Manchester, England in 1939, Anita moved to California as a young woman where she met and married John, her husband of over 59 years. She settled in San Mateo (later moving to Foster City) where she worked for many years as a medical bookkeeper while...
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Royston Frederick Ford

October 23, 1923 - January 20, 2020

Royston Frederick Ford passed away on Monday 20th after a short stay in Hospital. Roy was born in Bristol, England. Graduated high school and became an apprentice aero engineer. Spent four years in the Royal Airforce and returned to aero engineering. From 1959-1963 was part of a team training engineers in India's fledging aero-space industry. Returning to the UK Roy continued with Bristol Siddley...
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Rosalie Anelli Yerby

May 19, 1941 - January 17, 2020

With grace and courage, Rosalie Anelli Yerby, age 78, passed away at home after a long battle with Alzheimer's. She touched the life of so many with her infectious laugh, quick wit, love of art and devotion to her friends and family. Rosie was born in San Francisco where she grew up on the family's city block on Geneva and Mission with her cousins, aunts, uncles and maternal grandfather all...
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Giordano Emilio Stoia

August 17, 1935 - January 15, 2020

Giordano Emilio Stoia passed away on Wednesday evening, January 15, 2020, in the loving arms of his wife Anna Stoia, and surrounded by his children and grandchildren. He was a resident of San Mateo, CA. Giordano was born in Valdarsa, Italy (a small village which is now Susnjevica, Croatia). His father immigrated to the U.S. when Giordano was 16 months old, in the hopes of making a path for...
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Sandra Lynn McGreevy

December 26, 1949 - January 14, 2020

Sandra Lynn McGreevy passed away on January 14, 2020 with loved ones beside her at the age of 70. Sandra "Sandy" was born on December 26, 1949 in Minneapolis, MN to Elsie Duran and Glenn Brett. She attended Armatage Elementary, Susan B Anthony Junior High, Southwest High School, and the University of Minnesota. In 1979, Sandy moved to California and called the San Francisco Bay Area home...
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Mary Patricia (Tricia) Nieberding

March 9, 1965 - January 12, 2020

Tricia was a native of San Mateo and graduated from Mercy High School, and College of San Mateo with a nursing degree. She is survived by husband Doug Davis; mother Peggy McGuire of San Mateo; father Dr. Paul Nieberding (Lynn) of Foster City; sister Kathy Nieberding of Petaluma; brothers: John Nieberding (Laura) of Reno and Paul Nieberding (Betsy) of Dallas; niece/goddaughter Shannon Gallup...
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Lucy Smeldrina Gonzalez

April 4, 1964 - January 10, 2020

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Joyce Ann Ferguson

May 14, 1944 - January 8, 2020

Joyce was born in Omaha, Nebraska to the union of O.D. and Sara Kirk on Sunday, May 14, 1944. She was their fourth daughter, as well as their fourth child of ten. The family moved to San Mateo when Joyce was an infant. She attended Lawrence Elementary School, College Park Junior High and graduated from San Mateo High School in 1962. She was also a graduate of Don's Beauty College where she...
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Virginia Frances Mahoney

April 5, 1930 - January 8, 2020

Virginia Frances Mahoney (Ginny), 89, formerly of Houston, TX, died peacefully on January 8, 2020 at her daughter's home in San Mateo, CA. Born on April 5, 1930 in New York, Ginny was raised in the greater New York area and graduated from Syracuse University where she met her future husband, Jim Mahoney. They started their family in Larchmont, NY and moved to Houston, TX in 1966. There she ...
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Ronald Peter Mork

October 12, 1936 - January 8, 2020

Ronald Peter Mork passed away on on Wednesday after courageous battle with Alzheimer's. He was surrounded by his children and went peacefully and knowing Mom was waiting for him. Ron was born in San Francisco, CA but lived most of his life in the Peninsula in San Mateo. He graduated from Carlmont High School and completed an apprenticeship for carpentry. He worked for Whitecliff Homes...
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Valente Lori Tagliafico

May 28, 1943 - January 4, 2020

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Maria Consuelo Hernandez

January 23, 1944 - January 3, 2020

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David Michael "Mike" Richardson

October 22, 1953 - January 3, 2020

David Michael Richardson ("Mike") passed away suddenly on January 3, 2020. Mike was born in West Point, New York on October 22, 1953 to Marian and Councille "Ray" Richardson and grew up in Fairfield, California. He graduated from Armijo High School in 1971. He joined the US Navy in 1973 and served for 6 years until 1979, 4 of those years aboard the USS Independence (CV 62) based in Norfolk,...
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Robert Joseph Aliamus

May 17, 1935 - January 3, 2020

Robert Joseph Aliamus of San Mateo, California, passed away unexpectedly on January 3, 2020 at the age of 84. He was born on May 17, 1935 at Mills Hospital in San Mateo to parents, Joseph and Mildred Aliamus, and he had one sister, Jean. Robert attended Serra High School in San Mateo where he graduated in 1953. As he was looking at his sister's Mercy High School yearbook, he spotted a photo...
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Roy Minoru Kodakari

August 23, 1943 - January 2, 2020

In Loving Memory Roy Minoru Kodakari August 23, 1943 - January 2, 2020 Roy Minoru Kodakari (age 76) passed away on January 2, 2020. He was born August 23, 1943 to George Jitsuichi and Kazuyo Kodakari at the California Tule Lake Internment Camp, with older sister Carolyn Myoraku and younger sister Joyce Wakagawa. After being released from the camps, Roy and his sisters spent the next...
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Patrick Joseph Boyle

January 2, 1947 - December 30, 2019

Patrick "Pat" Boyle was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and passed away in Palo Alto, California. Pat immigrated to San Mateo with his family in 1955, where he would be a fixture in the community until his death. A devoted husband, father, uncle and grandfather, Pat's love, humor and service to community were an example for all. Early on, Pat served as Cub Master for San Mateo Troop 132...
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Helen L. Worthington

February 18, 1918 - December 24, 2019

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Richard Conrad Strebel

March 26, 1940 - December 17, 2019

Richard "Dick" Strebel passed away peacefully on December 17th, 2019, surrounded by loving family members. He was born on March 26th, 1940 in San Mateo, California, to parents Bertha and Fred Strebel, and siblings Betty and Fred. Richard attended Hillsdale High School and was a member of the varsity football team. During that time, he also met the love of his life and future wife of 60...
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Virginia Flores

August 15, 1943 - December 16, 2019

Ms. Virginia Flores, 76, of San Mateo, CA, died at 5:30pm on Monday, December 16, 2019 at home. She was born on August 15, 1943 in Baustista, Pangasinan, to Ignacio Gonzales and Anastacia Telesforo and a middle child of three daughters (Magdalena Gaite and Rosa Gonzales). Virginia grew up in the province of Bautista Pangasinan in the Philippines. She loved her life and lived it to the fullest....
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Annamaria Rousseau

July 18, 1936 - December 15, 2019

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Lloyd Thomas Foley

May 5, 1946 - December 9, 2019

Lloyd Thomas Foley passed away on Monday. Lloyd was born in San Francisco and graduated from Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo. He served in the Air Force for four years while stationed in Bangkok. He touched many lives growing up with his quick-witted humor. Lloyd is survived by his daughter, Erin and his brother, Sean.
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Dorothy R. Pong

February 6, 1923 - December 9, 2019

Dorothy was born to proud parents, Clement and Elizabeth Yanagi, in San Francisco, California, on February 6, 1923. She spent her first 5 years in Palo Alto. At 96, she could still point out her house whenever driven down El Camino Real. She then moved to the Lodi area and advanced through high school and junior college. At the age of 19, Dorothy was forced to move with her father Clement,...
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Alma Jean Jackson

January 18, 1943 - December 4, 2019

Alma Jean Jackson was born on January 18, 1943 in Marango County, Alabama to the late Mary Bell & James Pritchett. Alma was preceded in death by her husband Daniel L. Jackson, Sr.; her daughter Shewondia Faye Mills; and five brothers. Alma leaves behind to cherish her memories: daughter Valera Jackson of San Mateo; Sons: Daniel L. Jackson Jr. of San Mateo, Donald Jackson of San Jose, Kenneth...
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Frederick Arthur Forster

November 1, 1934 - November 27, 2019

Our beloved Frederick Arthur Forster died of heart failure at age 85 on Wednesday, November 27, 2019. He was surrounded by family during his final moments at home. Fred was born at home on November 1, 1934, in Cappawhite, Tipperary, Ireland. He was the third of five children born to Lily and Captain Francis Forster. In Ireland, Fred attended Cappawhite National School. At the age of 10,...
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John G. "Jack" Hitchcock, Jr.

October 8, 1934 - November 21, 2019

Passed away in San Mateo after a lengthy illness. He was the dearly beloved husband of Marilu Hitchcock (1934-2012). They were inseparable, devoted to one another in their love, and love for their family. When she died, the light in Jack's life began to dim. -"Came vested all in white, pure as her mind: Her face was vail'd, yet to my fancied sight, Love, sweetness, goodness, in her person...
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Irinea Medina Ortiz

July 11, 1943 - November 19, 2019

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Vasiliki Siotos

August 13, 1927 - November 15, 2019

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Veronica Santoyo Perez

July 14, 1982 - November 14, 2019

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Elmer John Smith

November 7, 1924 - November 12, 2019

Born in San Bruno on November 7, 1924, Elmer John Smith grew up on the Peninsula and had fond memories of taking the streetcar to San Francisco's Playland at the Beach and the ice skating rink at Sutro Baths. After graduating from San Mateo High School, he became a shipwright and went on to serve in the Army in World War II in the European theatre. Upon returning from the war, he settled in...
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Terence John "Terry" Sullivan, Sr.

September 11, 1937 - November 11, 2019

Terence John Sullivan, Sr. (Terry), 82 resident of San Mateo, died on November 11, 2019. Terry was the son of the late Edward & Mae Sullivan born on September 11, 1937 in Oakland, CA. He was united in Holy Matrimony to Ann (McCarthy) Sullivan on September 28, 1963. This union was blessed with three children: Nancy Sullivan Mellen (Jeff), Denise Sullivan Coll (Bill) and Terence John Sullivan,...
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Mae C. Wong

July 29, 1916 - November 9, 2019

Mae C. Wong, artist at heart and in practice, and wife of the late William J. Wong, died peacefully on November 9, 2019. Mother of daughter Terri Naito of Portland, Oregon and son James Wong (Sophie) of San Mateo. Cherished grandmother of Will (Nicole), Jack, and Natalie Naito and Nicole (Chris) and Lauren Wong. Loving late sisters and brothers include Susie DyFoon, Marian Loo, Thomas Chinn,...
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Elaine Patricia Patterson

April 22, 1930 - November 2, 2019

Elaine Patterson passed away at home on November 2, 2019, following a lengthy illness. She was high spirited, kind, and generous. Elaine was born and raised in San Francisco and graduated from Presentation High School and San Francisco State. She married the love of her life, Bob, in 1952. Elaine & Bob were married for 41 years. Her first teaching job was at Visitation Valley Elementary School in...
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Traudy Priess

October 31, 2019

Traudy passed away unexpectedly on October 31, 2019. She was born in Baden-Baden, Germany in 1941. Traudy immigrated to the United States in 1965 and became a proud U.S. citizen in 1980. She was a Redwood City resident for forty-four years. Traudy was a United Airlines employee for thirty-one years. She began her career in the United flight kitchen and soon became one of the first female...
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John Tom Minaidis

October 31, 2019

John Tom Minaidis of Half Moon Bay passed away on October 31st, 2019 at the age of 51. John was born in Burlingame on May 15th, 1968 and lived his life on the Half Moon Bay Coastside. He graduated from Half Moon Bay High School. Known throughout town as the kind soul of Tom and Pete's Produce, you would always find him smiling and waving at anyone passing by. He could be described as a gentle...
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Albert A. Acena

October 11, 1932 - October 28, 2019

Albert Acena, a Seattle native and longtime resident of San Mateo, CA passed away on October 28, 2019. He joined the faculty of College of San Mateo in 1966. During his 41 years at CSM, Al taught history, served as the Dean of the Division of Social Sciences and served on numerous campus committees. He was the advisor for Alpha Gamma Sigma, the community college honor society. Al was a board...
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Bette J. Hamaguchi

March 20, 1931 - October 21, 2019

Bette appears secular in nature, and positively inherent at heart. She loved giving gifts 🎁on holidays or any day. If you'd even say you liked something, you'd get it in the mail! Or in your house! A Quiet Generosity; and if you'd mention it, she'd say, "oh shut up", "godddd it's nothing", (then come to find out that she and her friends would scour the Bay Area for whatever "it" is -...
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Vitalina Bermudez Gaona

November 15, 1964 - October 20, 2019

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Jerry "JB" Beverly

November 1, 1946 - October 20, 2019

JB Beverly, son of late Joseph & Eva Beverly was born on November 1, 1946 in Beaumont, Texas. JB departed his life on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at his home in San Mateo, CA. His mother Eva, father Joe and brother Bert preceded him in death. JB was an active member of St. Timothy Catholic Church in San Mateo, CA. Jerry's interests included cracking jokes, singing and being a ladies man. JB...
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Lillian Heselton

November 11, 1923 - October 19, 2019

Lillian was a native San Franciscan, born to Ann and Neil Thomas, joining her older sister, Bea. Growing up, she enjoyed movies. She attended Balboa High School, where she met lifelong friend Dottie Graf and developed exceptional secretarial skills. She and her friends enjoyed going to see the best big bands. Lillian loved to jitterbug, becoming an excellent dancer and even dance instructor. ...
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Tylia Fatima Hamzelue

December 15, 1978 - October 14, 2019

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Raymond J. Montano

April 14, 1940 - October 13, 2019

Raymond passed away on October 13, 2019 at the age of 79 surrounded by his family. Ray is survived by his beloved wife Josie Montano. Loving father to Michelle Hance and step-father to Lauren Brettschnieder. Proud brother to Marion Bustillos , Cecilia and Del Morsette. Cherished grandfather to Kaitlyn, Victoria, Cody and Jeremiah Linderman. He was preceded in death by his loving parents...
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Daniel Abaya Duazo

October 12, 2019

Daniel Abaya Duazo suddenly passed away on October 12, 2019 due to an accident in San Francisco CA. He was a joyful person blessed with a full but albeit brief life. Daniel was born in Brownsville, TX and graduated from Homer Hanna High School. He earned a degree in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley. He worked as a Software Engineer at VISA for one year. Daniel...
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Librada Meza

August 29, 1941 - October 10, 2019

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Maria De la Cruz Ortiz

September 18, 1920 - October 9, 2019

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Vicente Guerrero

July 19, 1933 - October 8, 2019

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Anne Patricia Sweeney Desler

July 18, 1929 - October 5, 2019

Anne, our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, teacher and friend to many, passed away peacefully on October 5. She recently celebrated her 90th birthday with her family. Anne was born at St. Mary's Hospital in San Francisco on July 18, 1929. She was, at her core, a San Francisco girl, growing up on Holloway Avenue in the Ingleside where she attended St. Emydius Grammar School...
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Patricia Lois Velma Valerio

September 28, 1925 - October 1, 2019

Patricia was born in Pottsville, PA on September 28, 1925 and passed away peacefully on October 1, 2019. Patricia lived in San Mateo and was the amazing Mother to six children: Sandra, Peter, Paula, Michael, Tina and Mary Beth. She was also a Grandmother to Stacy, Laura, Nina and Nick, Great-Grandmother to Ashley and Grayson and Great-Great Grandmother (Grandma Nana) to sweet Alexa. She also...
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Maruko Yoshida

August 5, 1932 - September 29, 2019

MARUKO YOSHIDA of San Mateo, passed on September 29, 2019 after a 4-year battle with cancer. Born in Kumamoto, Japan on August 5, 1932, Maruko arrived in San Mateo in 1959 to begin a new life with her husband and newborn. She is survived by her husband Seiichi, her daughters Naomi Ichikawa, Karen Tekawa & Betsy Yen and their husbands Lance, Gregg & Tom respectively; along with seven grandchildren...
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Eleanor Marie Donovan

June 19, 1922 - September 29, 2019

Eleanor Marie Donovan passed away peacefully on September 29, 2019 in San Mateo, CA at the age of 97. Loving mother of Dennis, Tom and Bill Donovan, Mary Putnam, and Patti Donovan-Skweir; cherished Grandma to Sean and Alanna Putnam, Alex and Camille Skweir, Lily and Abby Donovan. She was preceded in death by her parents Dr. Frederick and Nellie West and brothers Eugene and Robert West. She is...
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Catherine "Katie" "Kitty" McNamara

February 5, 1926 - September 28, 2019

Catherine McNamara, known to many as Katie or Kitty was age 93, when she passed away peacefully surrounded by friends and family, at home in Foster City on September 28, 2019. Catherine is survived by her loving husband Maurice and daughter Mary Ann. Catherine will be sadly missed by all her family and many friends for her abundant kindness, love and enduring friendships, her quick-witted...
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Mario Ottino

May 10, 1930 - September 27, 2019

Mario Ottino passed away peacefully on Sept 27, 2019, at the age of 89. He was born May 10th, 1930 to Giacomo and Iolanda Ottino of Ronco Canavese, Italy, a small town located in the mountains north of Torino. As an adolescent, Mario attended a Salesian boarding school in Italy and received technical training in machining and electrical engineering. He spent his early 20's working as a...
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Mary Frances Yeager

May 3, 1933 - September 27, 2019

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