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John Robert Burr

August 28, 1934 - January 15, 2017


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Paul G. Ang

June 8, 1949 - January 15, 2017

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

May 25, 1942 - January 12, 2017

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

November 28, 1928 - January 12, 2017

Margaret Joan was born in Cedar Falls, Iowa. She attended St. Patrick Elementary School and graduated from Cedar Falls High School. After graduation, she joined other family members in California. After her retirement in 1990, she was the full-time care provider of her aging mother and 5 siblings. Preceded in death by her parents and 7 siblings. Survived by her 2 brothers: Eugene (Esther)...
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Michiko Yatsu

September 12, 1933 - January 11, 2017


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Linda Marie Brown

February 3, 1930 - January 8, 2017

Linda Marie Brown passed away on January 8, 2017 at home in San Mateo in the company of her life partner, George Leishman, and her son, Jim Brown. Linda Ravano was born on February 3, 1930 at Saint Francis Hospital in San Francisco. Her parents Clelia and Louis Ravano were Italian immigrants from Nervi, who had established businesses and owned property in San Francisco, Madera, and Mendocino...
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Marion Louise Power

March 14, 1930 - January 8, 2017

Marion Power, age 86, passed away peacefully and surrounded by her family at Sequoia Hospital. She was born on March 14, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois, the youngest of seven children born to Ben and Mary Meyer. Marion went to grade school in Santa Barbara before attending Mount St. Mary's University in Los Angeles. Upon graduation, Marion accepted a teaching position at Baywood Elementary School...
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James Edward Higgins

August 29, 1935 - January 6, 2017

James Higgins passed away peacefully at home on January 6, 2017. Dearly beloved husband to the late Cheryl Higgins for almost 50 years. Devoted father of Jeffrey Higgins and the late Chris Higgins. Cherished Grandfather of Brodie Higgins. Loving son to the late Mike and Kelma Higgins. Loving brother to Dennis, Karen, Barbara and Mary Katherine Higgins. A resident of San Mateo, James moved here...
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Martha Okita

January 6, 1923 - January 5, 2017


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Tom S. Germano

July 22, 1925 - January 2, 2017


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Robert C. Rust

November 16, 1951 - January 1, 2017


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James Raymond Houston

April 4, 1923 - January 1, 2017

A 5th generation native of San Francisco, CA, and long-time resident of San Mateo, CA. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 60 years Elizabeth "Betty" J. Houston, whom he affectionately called his "Queen" and son William "Butch" Austen. He is survived by his brothers Robert Houston of Daly City and Kenneth Houston of Las Vegas, and predeceased by his brother William Houston and his...
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Elsie E. Layne Yearwood

July 23, 1931 - December 31, 2016

Elise E. Layne Yearwood passed away on Dece31, 2016 at Los Altos Sub Acute and Rehabilitation Center. She was born on July 23, 1931 in Roxbury, Massachusetts. She was the younger of two children, born to Bertina Farrell and Stanley E. Layne and the sister of Ila, I. Layne Watson. She is survived by her two children, Sheilah P. Yearwood and Gregory N. Yearwood. In addition to this, she has two...
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Franklin Tuck Keong Lau

November 13, 1941 - December 31, 2016


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Anthony Frances Matisi

May 5, 1953 - December 31, 2016

Anthony Frances Matisi passed away unexpectedly. He studied architecture at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and graduated in 1975 with a Bachelor of Science degree. In 1976, he joined the Palo Alto architecture firm of Erlich Heft Rominger. In 1978, Anthony became one of the founding partners of CAS Architects where he practiced as a Principal for the next 38 years designing buildings for Silicon Valley...
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Ludmila E. Luskin

November 6, 1938 - December 30, 2016


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Margaret B. Buting

July 11, 1923 - December 30, 2016

Margaret Bateman Buting, 93, passed away peacefully on December 30, 2016 in Redwood City, California. A funeral mass will be held at 11 AM on January 6, 2017 at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, 300 Alameda de Las Pulgas , San Mateo, CA. Margaret Mary Bateman was born July 11, 1923 in New Bern, NC to J. Frank Bateman and Grace Daley Bateman. With her parents and little brother James in tow,...
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Dewey D. Selph

November 2, 1938 - December 29, 2016


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Robert Stumbough

May 19, 1960 - December 28, 2016

Robert Stumbough was born on May 19th, 1960 to parents Oris and Blanche Stumbough in San Mateo, California. Robert passed away peacefully on December 28th, 2016 at his home in Riverbank, California at the age of 56 after a recent battle with illness. Robert grew up in San Mateo, California and graduated from Hillsdale High School in 1978 and then received an AS degree in Fire Sciences at...
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Lido "Lee" Peter Galli

August 3, 1924 - December 28, 2016

Our dear Lido passed away peacefully at the age of 92, surrounded by his family. He was predeceased in 1980 by his wife of 34 years, Mary (Gianoli). Lido leaves behind three devoted daughters: Susan Opsvig (Paul), Nancy Hamilton (Robert) & Laura Galli; granddaughters Arianna Opsvig (Venktesh) & Ashley Hamilton Glass (Joe); great-grandson Severin; & brother Edmund Galli. In addition, he will...
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Alice Grace Perin

September 10, 1929 - December 28, 2016

Alice Grace Perin passed away after a brief illness on December 28th at age 87. She was a lifetime resident of San Mateo. She was born at Mills Hospital and attended San Mateo High School. Alice was the epitome of love, kindness generosity spirit and an unwavering loyalty to her family and friends. The warmth of her compassionate heart radiated through her welcoming smile, her twinkling eyes, her...
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Lois Charlyne Clayton

November 18, 1925 - December 27, 2016

Charlyne was a native of Kansas and a resident of San Mateo, CA since 1939. She was married to Cedell Clayton, Sr. until his death in 1985. They were blessed with three sons: Cedell Jr. (Susan), Frank (deceased) & Charles. She is also survived by loving nephews, nieces and friends. Charlyne served St. James AME Zion Church for over seven decades where she participated on the Usher Board,...
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Andree "Deedee" Renee Casetta

August 8, 1932 - December 26, 2016

Andree Casetta passed away peacefully on Monday evening 12/26 at her home, after enjoying a nice Christmas holiday with family and relatives. "Dedee" was born in Besancon, France and lived an eventful early life. As the second oldest of 10 siblings, she was often tasked with taking care of her younger brothers and sisters. She witnessed the Nazi occupation of Eastern France in the early 1940...
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Pamela Jean Sibold-Horn

February 20, 1947 - December 25, 2016

Pamela Jean Horn passed away peacefully on Christmas morning after suffering heart failure. Pamela was a native San Franciscan spending most of her life living in San Mateo, CA while also spending some time in Scottsdale, AZ and Fresno, CA. She was a Class of '64 Hillsdale High School graduate. She is survived by her loving daughters, Alisa Kuhn-Ferrari of San Mateo & Rachel Horn-LaFonteese;...
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Ana Margarita Rodezno

September 12, 1943 - December 22, 2016

Ana Margarita Rodezno, born September 12, 1943, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, December 22,2016 at her residence, in San Mateo, California. Born in Santa Ana, El Salvador, she came to the United States in 1962 and was united in marriage to Edmundo Rodezno, on July 12,1963 in San Francisco, California. He proceeded her death in February 26,2007. She loved to cook, and enjoyed...
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Anna Maria Cameron

September 22, 1929 - December 21, 2016

ANNA MARIA CAMERON, a 70 year resident of San Mateo, began a new chapter of life on December 21, 2016. Her transition was exceptionally peaceful and she is finally reunited with her loving husband, Norman. Anna was born on September 22, 1929 in Arzene, Italy. Her parents and younger sister, Nella, immigrated to America in the 1930s, settling in San Mateo. World War II broke out and Anna was...
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William Charles Green

August 7, 1929 - December 21, 2016

Bill passed away on December 21st. He was born in Santa Ana, CA, the only child of William E. & Blanche (Fritch) Green. A resident of Brisbane since 1965, he grew up in southern and central California; received his BA and MA in French from USC. He enlisted in the US Air Force in 1953 and served for 4 years before moving to Northern California to attend UC Berkeley, earning an MA in English. He...
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Paulette T. Connolly

July 7, 1928 - December 20, 2016

Devoted wife for 58 years, beloved mother of five, grandmother to seven, her friendships span oceans and decades. Paulette was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, graduated from Marywood College ('51), and married Hugh F. Connolly, Esq. in 1952. After moving to California in 1958, Paulette raised her five children in Hillsborough and Rubicon Bay, Lake Tahoe. In addition to running a very busy...
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Popi Logothetis

February 18, 1932 - December 20, 2016

Popi passed away on December 20, 2016. She was born on February 18, 1932 in Anafi, Greece and was a resident of Belmont, CA. Popi enjoyed traveling Greece, Switzerland & Hawaii and was an active parishioner with the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Cross. She was also an excellent cook and had a green thumb for gardening. Preceded in death by her loving husband Demetrios Logothetis....
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Matthew Lil Matt Moeser

January 31, 1993 - December 14, 2016

Matthew passed away on December 14, 2016. Gone way too soon and will never ever be forgotten ! Matthew was that little Shoreview kid everyone knew with the kindest eyes, biggest heart and the most infectious smile that could light up the sky. Matthew would accept everyone and everything with open arms and would go out of his way to help people without a question. He loved his city, his friends...
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Julia Ann Mann

July 11, 1935 - December 14, 2016

Judy Mann, 81, of San Mateo, California, died Wednesday, December 14, 2016, in San Mateo, California. A memorial service will be held at 6pm on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at Sneider & Sullivan & O'Connell's Funeral Home, 977 S. El Camino Real, San Mateo in lieu of a formal funeral service. Judy was born Julia Ann Eikermann on July 11, 1935 in Geary, Oklahoma to Elizabeth (Simmons) and...
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Sadao "Sabo" Fred Matsuura

January 22, 1925 - December 14, 2016

Sadao Fred Matsuura, 91, of San Mateo, CA, passed away peacefully on December 14, 2016. A native of Waialua, HI, Sadao attended Mid-Pacific Institute in Honolulu. After graduation, he enlisted in the Army and was stationed in Monterey, CA. After being honorably discharged as a Sergeant, he returned to Hawaii. From there he went to Chicago to attend a school for lab technicians. It was in...
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Ernest Oliver Davis

August 29, 1927 - December 12, 2016

Ernest Oliver Davis was born on August 29, 1927, in Casper, Wyoming, to Melvin R. Davis and Sadie M. Lockhart Davis. He had been given to understand for most of his life that his date of birth was August 28; when he discovered the truth, he insisted on a three-day observation encompassing the 28th, 29th, and the 30th for good measure. As the fifth of their six children, his elder siblings...
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James R. Pierce

December 8, 2016

James R. Pierce, 58 years old of San Mateo, California, passed away unexpectedly on December 8, 2016. He was born in January 1958 in Junction City, Kansas, the son of Hiroko "Kay" Redman (Pierce) and the late Guy D. Pierce. Before moving to California, Jim was a resident of Antioch, Illinois and attended Antioch Community High School, graduating class of 1976. Jim lived and worked in the San...
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Heidi Anne Jeannerett

May 27, 1952 - December 5, 2016

Proud native of San Francisco. After a brief stay at the U.S. Attorney's Office, she spent the next 35 years as the Chief Office Administrator to U.S. Judge Samuel Conti. Preceded in death by her godfather Tom Walsh. Survived by her loving mother Anne Hohener and beloved life partner of 23 years, John Coyle. Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11am on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at St. Timothy...
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John "Jack" Risso

July 29, 1937 - December 4, 2016

Jack was affiliated with the Elks Lodge of San Mateo and worked as a postal carrier in San Francisco for 34 years. He leaves behind his idolized wife, Joan of 50 years of marriage and loving son, Ron. Also survived by sister Irene Francesconi and 3 nephews: Steve Francesconi, Don Francesconi & Gary Francesconi. Vigil Service will begin at 7pm on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 followed by a...
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Barbara (Bobbe) Ann (Pruyne) Nuckels

March 15, 1931 - December 3, 2016

Bobbe Nuckels, 85, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 3, 2016 in Santa Barbara, CA after a courageous battle with Alzheimer's Disease. Born in Colorado Springs, CO to Robert A. & Ruth Bess Pruyne, she was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to all who knew her and loved her in return. Bobbe was the life of every party, had a generous spirit and an...
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Jennifer Akiko Morris

December 20, 1994 - December 2, 2016


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Paul Fong III

October 23, 1945 - December 2, 2016

Paul Fong III was born on October 23, 1945 and passed away on December 2, 2016. Paul was a resident of San Mateo, California.
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Louise Gould

January 11, 1931 - December 1, 2016

Born in Brooksville, Mississippi and went to REST at 4:40pm on December 1, 2016 with her two sons by her side. Louise is a retired nurse from Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City, CA and a resident of San Mateo. Louise was a devoted member of Western Hills Church in San Mateo (Sr. Pastor Karl Ortis). She is survived by her sons Robert Black of Atlanta, GA & James Black of San Mateo, CA. Quiet...
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Anna Louise Lewicki

June 15, 1922 - December 1, 2016


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Susan Sacket Haigh Carver

March 26, 1936 - November 29, 2016

Sue died peacefully in her sleep on November 29, 2016 after enduring an arduous battle with Alzheimer's disease since 2011. Her loving family was by her side at the time of her passing. She was 80 years old. Born in New York City to Frances DeValen Haigh & Thomas D. Haigh and was raised in Darien, CT. She attended New Canaan Country School through 9th grade, transferred to the Ethyl Walker...
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Agustin Sacchi

July 2, 1998 - November 28, 2016


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Modesto Jimenez

October 29, 1955 - November 27, 2016


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Mary Ann DeMoss

December 21, 1927 - November 27, 2016

Mary Ann DeMoss passed away November 27th at Peninsula Hospital in Burlingame as a result of respiratory complications at the age of 89. She was born in Parkersburg, West Virginia on December 21, 1927, the daughter of Gertrude and Maurice Carlsen. She graduated from Carnegie Tech University (Pittsburg, PA) with a Bachelor's Degree and also attained a Master's Degree in Home Economics from San...
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Claudia Rivera

July 1, 1971 - November 26, 2016


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Stephenie Marie Pelfini

August 15, 1934 - November 24, 2016

It is with my heartfelt sadness to tell you that my Mom, Stephenie Marie Pelfini passed away on Thanksgiving, November 24th, 2016. We were with Mom at her bedside when she took her last breath. It was a beautiful experience. Stephenie was born a proud coal miner's daughter to Stephen and Anna Verosko in Pennsylvania. She was the beloved twin to Stephen Verosko and little sister to Florence...
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Nancy Reed Wuslich Raymund

October 20, 1927 - November 22, 2016

Nancy R. Raymund passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on November 22, 2016. She was 89. Nancy was a lifelong resident of San Mateo, born at Mills Hospital. She attended San Mateo High School and Oregon State University and was a member of St. Matthew Episcopal Church. She was a successful businesswoman. In the 1970's, she started the first all women-owned Personnel Service 'Group...
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Mabel Albany Scott

April 17, 1916 - November 21, 2016


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Roland Marshall

March 10, 1944 - November 17, 2016


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Ellen M. Cramer

November 15, 1945 - November 17, 2016

Ellen Cramer passed away on November 17th after a courageous battle with an aggressive cancer. Her life was a shining example of selflessness and a monument to unconditional love. Ellen was born and raised in San Mateo, CA and graduated from Mercy High School in Burlingame. She devoted her life to her husband of 48 years, her five children and three grandchildren. She enjoyed tennis, travel...
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Alma Penagos

December 12, 1929 - November 17, 2016


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Hector Basilio Espinola

May 6, 1917 - November 16, 2016


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Norma Theresa Crosetti

December 29, 1913 - November 12, 2016


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Louise Sarah Miller

May 11, 1919 - November 10, 2016

Loving wife of deceased Art Miller. A native San Franciscan, world traveler, longtime retiree of AT&T (Pacific Bell) and served many years as a volunteer at San Mateo City Hall. Survived by her loving cousin, Thomas Notaro. Private entombment was held.
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Rita Haige Ramlow

July 9, 1937 - November 10, 2016

Rita Ramlow passed away peacefully last Thursday. She was born in Aleppo, Syria and is of Armenian descent. In 1959, Rita met her husband, Donald Ramlow, and soon married thereafter in the Armenian Church in Paris. In 1959, Rita and Donald moved to the United States and settled in Menlo Park. Rita earned a college degree in Early Childhood Education from Cal State Hayward. Family was her...
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Felix Cruz Aquino

October 12, 1958 - November 10, 2016


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Dorothy Daniels DeCorte

August 14, 1922 - November 8, 2016

Dorothy Daniels DeCorte, 94, of San Mateo, passed November 8, 2016, with family by her side. Dot is survived by her two children, Michelle DeCorte (Frank Elliott, son-in-law) and Michael DeCorte (Lisa Holden, daughter-in-law,); her two grandsons Tyler and Dallas Elliott; and two great-grandsons Chase and Dash Elliott. Fleeing persecution in Persia about 1917, her parents immigrated to the...
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Ernesto P. Garcia

November 16, 1970 - November 5, 2016

Ernesto "Ernie" P. Garcia passed away peacefully on November 5, 2016. He was born in the Philippine Islands on November 16, 1970 and grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. He attended Immaculate Heart of Mary School and Hillsdale High School before moving to Nevada. He lived in the Reno and Las Vegas areas before returning to The Bay Area in 2000. He was an accomplished hair stylist and a...
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Joseph Duane Kipp

March 31, 1938 - November 1, 2016


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Hugh Teegarden Jones

February 11, 1931 - October 30, 2016

Hugh Teegarden Jones passed away peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 30, at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City. He was surrounded by his loving wife, Mary Beth, and his four devoted children: Theresa (Beck), Cordelia (Min), Nathan and Norman. He was 85. A Belmont resident since 1970, Hugh was a native of Bainbridge Island, Washington, a graduate of Washington State University, a member of Theta Chi, and...
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Aliya Rose Cullinane

May 14, 1999 - October 30, 2016

Aliya Rose Cullinane reached heaven Sunday morning. A soul taken too soon, now rests peacefully with our heavenly father. Born and raised in San Mateo, Ali made a lasting impression on all who entered her life. She had a loud spirit and lived vivaciously. She could even make a scrooge laugh. Her vibrant beauty now shines down on us all. Whether she was acting on a stage or treading through water...
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James Allen Waddingham

December 12, 1944 - October 27, 2016


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Allen Williams

September 17, 1949 - October 27, 2016

Allen Williams, better known as "Puncho" to his close family and friends, was born in Bakersfield California on September 17th, 1949 and passed away on October 27th, 2016 at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Allen, later known as Will, was the second of five children born to Luella Brown and Thomas Williams. Allen was preceded in death by his mother, father, his son Demetrius Williams and four...
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Widad Julia Jadallah

June 27, 1933 - October 26, 2016

Widad Julia Jadallah was born in 1933 in Ramallah, Palestine. She immigrated to the United States in 1952 and completed high school and college in Alabama. She married Ibrahim Jadallah and they moved to California, where she lived the rest of her life. She became a widow at a young age and raised her three children on her own. She enjoyed real estate, politics, cooking traditional...
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Rose Dana Kraus

September 23, 1923 - October 23, 2016

Rose Dana Kraus peacefully passed away on 10/23/16 in San Mateo at the age of 93. A native of San Francisco, she was preceded in death by her husband Vernon, the love of her life. Also preceded in death by her sister Thomasine Carrick, brother Thomas F. Carrick Jr. and identical twin sister, Fern Ellen Carrick Uhrig. She was the loving aunt of Thomas F. Carrick III and Donna Marie (Robert)...
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Tommy Dean Scott

June 14, 1928 - October 20, 2016


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Dalton Ray Godwin

March 27, 1958 - October 19, 2016

Dalton Ray Godwin was born in Hope Mills, NC 03/27/1958 to Roy Dalton and Estelle Godwin and passed away on 10/19/2016. He was a resident of Sunnyvale, California. He leaves behind two sisters, Wanda Davis and Stacey LaFleche, and one brother, Kenneth Godwin as well as 4 nieces and one nephew. He was preceded in death by one sister, Deborah Lynn Godwin, and one brother, Danny Wilburn Godwin. ...
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Niccolino Pieroni

January 28, 1930 - October 19, 2016

Niccolino Pieroni passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving wife and family. Niccolino was born in the small town of Colle di Compito, near Lucca, Italy. There he met and eventually married his wife, Emilia, in 1954. In 1955 Niccolino and Emilia came to the United States and settled in San Francisco where they raised their 2 sons, Stephen and Henry. Niccolino enjoyed and...
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Naomie Viray Sandiko

May 26, 1958 - October 17, 2016


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Alfred Crook Rose

December 12, 1924 - October 16, 2016


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Virginia Alda Oliveri

January 2, 1932 - October 16, 2016


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Beverly Joanne Kechichian

June 10, 1938 - October 13, 2016

Beloved wife of Jack Kechichian for 57 years. Bev passed away on October 13th following a long and courageous illness. Resident of Foster City since 1960. Bev Warren Kechichian was born in Minneapolis, MN to Ray & Mary Jo Warren. The Family moved to San Mateo when Bev was six years old. She attended Baywood Grammar School where she met many life-long friends. She graduated from San Mateo High...
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Luigina Sarafina Metcalfe

August 26, 1924 - October 12, 2016

Luigina S. (Lou) Metcalfe, daughter of Joe and Battistina Lento, passed away on October 12th at the age of 92. She was preceded in death in 2011 by her loving husband of 59 years, James W. (Jim) Metcalfe. Lou was born in Tacoma, WA, one of three sisters. She was a gifted violinist who performed in her early life with her father and sisters, Rosemarie and Toni. The Lento family was not only...
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Emanuele "Tony" Massimillo

January 30, 1941 - October 9, 2016

Emanuele Antonio Massimillo, also known by family and close friends as "Tony", passed away on the evening of October 9th after he lost his battle against cancer. He fought like a champ until the very end. Tony touched many lives with his generous spirit, and his fun loving outlook on life. He had a strong love for the simple pleasures of life….gardening, making wine, hunting, watching the...
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Clara Aguilar de Guzman

August 12, 1929 - October 9, 2016


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Pete Boubare

March 15, 1927 - October 8, 2016

Pete Boubare passed away at his home in Burlingame on October 8, 2016 at 89 years. Beloved husband of the late Sophia Boubare, Pete and his late wife Sophia were founding members of the ORA, Organization of Respected Adults, a Senior Fellowship group of the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Cross in Belmont, CA. Both Pete and Sophia were dedicated members of the church and sponsored many...
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Bertha H. Sanchez

February 7, 1938 - October 7, 2016

Bertha passed on October 7 with family at her side. She touched many lives through her involvement in the community. She was an ER nurse at Mills-Peninsula, served on the San Mateo Planning Commission from 1999-2007, ran for City Council in 2007 and was well known as co-president of the group HANCSM. She is survived by her brothers Domingo Sanchez (Dorcas) & Daniel Sanchez (Kathy); sister...
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Armando Agustin Zuniga

August 28, 1954 - October 7, 2016

Armando Agustin Zuniga nacio el 28 de agosto de 1954 en Jinotepe, Nicaragua. Estudio en la Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Nicaragua donde se recibio como licenciado de economia en 1981. Le sobreviven su esposa y tres hijos.
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Beverly Lucia Murr

December 26, 1930 - October 4, 2016

Beverly Murr -- flower lady at Home Depot, champion golfer, news junkie, book lover, self-taught green thumb, orange lipstick aficionado and world's best mom, nana, sister, auntie and friend -- died on Oct. 4, 2016. She was a youthful 85. Born in San Francisco to Charlie and Lucy Anthony, Bev bounded through life with a radiant smile and spirit. She was funny, kind and resilient -- an adored...
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Lois Rita Henn

January 13, 1928 - October 4, 2016

Lois passed away peacefully on October 4, 2016 surrounded by her children. Beloved wife of the late William Henn and they were married for 67 years. Loving mother and survived by her children: Susan (Eric), Sandra (John), Thomas, Timothy (Diane), Donald (Nancy), William (Chris) & Patrick (Jennifer). Cherished grandmother of Cara (Jeff), David (Sony), Kathleen, Michael, Jordan, Jacob, Samuel,...
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George Joseph Firenze

October 22, 1919 - October 3, 2016

George Joseph Firenze passed away peacefully on October 3, 2016, just shy of his 97th birthday. Born Atillio Giuseppe, in Burlingame, CA on October 22, 1919, George is survived by his loving wife of 74 years, Helene, son, Steve (Patty), daughter, Kathryn Fragulia (Ray), brother, Dave, Great Granddaughter, Kaitlyn DiMassimo, who cared for him in the last months of his life, 8 Grandchildren, 14...
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Jaime Ceballos Mendoza

March 26, 1960 - October 1, 2016


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James T. Bertram

January 7, 1937 - September 29, 2016

James T. Bertram "Jim" passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 29, 2016. He was born in San Francisco on January 7, 1937 to J. Thomas and Isabelle Bertram. He is preceded in death by his parents, his cherished wife of 46 years, Alice M. Bertram, sister Audrey "Timmy" Ruf and daughter Lorraine M. Bertram. He was a devoted and loving father to James T. Bertram III and Lorraine. Jim worked...
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Robert M. Desky

September 28, 2016

Robert M. Desky passed away peacefully on September 28, 2016. Bob was born in San Francisco, CA on November 9, 1927 to parents Clarence and Florence (Harber) Desky. Bob graduated from Lowell High School in 1945 and went on to University of California, Berkeley to earn his AB in Political Science in 1948 and his LLB from Boalt Hall in 1951. He played both trumpet and French horn with the...
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David Laurence Jones

March 6, 1951 - September 26, 2016


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Ilma "Chiqui" Corzo

March 28, 1950 - September 24, 2016

Ilma Amparo Corzo, conocida como Chiqui en los Estados Unidos, nació el 28 de Marzo en el año 1950 en San Raymundo, Guatemala. Fue hija de Ángel Salbelio Corzo y Blanca Rosa Paredes de Corzo. Sus hermanos y hermanas son Miguel, Hugo, Lionel, Héctor, Raul, Alba, Jorge, Carlota, y Roberto. Chiqui se casó con Julio Sazo Figueroa en la Cuidad de Guatemala cuando tenía 16 años. Su hija,...
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Ladina (Dee) Eleanor Viola

July 2, 1917 - September 24, 2016

Ladina "Dee" Viola of San Mateo joined her devoted husband and best friend of 70 years, John Anthony Viola †, on September 24, 2016. She never lost her humor, her style or her engaging conversation. A product of the Great Depression Dee could survive any hardship with grace. She worked at Hills Bros Coffee during World War II. Throughout her life she maintained a loving home and valued family...
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Michel "Mike" Pisani

January 15, 1923 - September 22, 2016

At age 93, Mike Pisani passed away on Thursday, 9/22/2016. Mike touched many lives with his gentle spirit, incredible wit and extremely positive outlook on life. Mike was born in San Francisco, CA to Michele and Modette Pisani (née Hunt). He graduated from St. Ignatius High School and earned a degree in Journalism from University of California in Berkeley. Mike served in the U.S. Army Air...
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Robert John Kay, Sr.

November 7, 1924 - September 22, 2016

We're sorry to say that Bob Kay, Sr. (Dad Kay) passed away quietly with his daughter, Lisa, and son, Bob, by his side. He was 91 years old. He was an incredible man who lived an incredible life. After flying in WWII, Dad began flying overseas in Saudi Arabia. In 1952, he met and married the love of his life, Frances Muehlhauser, a TWA stewardess. Together, they both went back to Saudi...
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RoseMarie Sickle

November 8, 1923 - September 21, 2016

RoseMarie Sickle was born in Hazleton, Pennsylvania in 1923. She lived in New Jersey and Florida before heading out west to California in 1964. She lived in San Mateo from then until her passing on September 21, 2016. RoseMarie enjoyed a long life and touched many people with her generosity and loving personality. She is preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Alfred Sickle. She is...
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Yianni (John) Ellenikiotis

April 28, 1931 - September 19, 2016

Yianni Ellenikiotis, a proud husband, father, grandfather (Papou), and great grandfather, passed away Monday, September 19, 2016 at 85 years of age. He leaves his daughter, Pauline Alevizos, his son-in-law Tim Alevizos, his two sons Anthony Ellenikiotis and Jim Ellenikiotis, his seven grandchildren, Kate Alevizos-Ramacciotti, Eleni Alevizos, Eleni Ellenikiotis, Soula Ellenikiotis, Yianni...
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Betty Etsuko Asai

June 17, 1922 - September 18, 2016


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Gordon McLeod

July 16, 1923 - September 10, 2016

Gordon McLeod, 93, of San Mateo, California passed away peacefully on the beautiful fall afternoon of September 10, 2016. He was visited by family and friends in person and by phone just before he died. He was born in Vancouver, B.C. on July 16, 1923 to John and Ada McLeod and was the fifth of five children. Gordon grew up in San Mateo where he developed the hobby of beekeeping in his family's...
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Joyce H. Clark

September 10, 2016

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to: El Concilio of San Mateo County ECSMC 1419 Burlingame Avenue, Suite N Burlingame, CA 94010 Attn: Ortensia Lopez For Joyce Clark Youth Project in Palo Alto
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George William (Bill) Mitchell

November 2, 1925 - September 9, 2016

Bill Mitchell's exuberant life began on November 2, 1925 in San Francisco, CA. He grew up in a house on Potrero Avenue with his parents, Tom and Aida Mitchell, brother Tom and sister Ruth. He got along well with his siblings, apart from the nickname he and Tom gave their sister, Stink. He spent a lot of time in the country (Los Gatos) with his cousins and siblings in the orchards and used to tell...
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Ellis Baxter Valentine

May 22, 2016 - September 8, 2016

Ellis was born May 22, 2016 and passed away on September 8, 2016. He is survived by his parents Barry and Brandy Valentine, his 20-month old big brother Preston, grandparents, many aunts, uncles and cousins, as well as family friends who love him. In his short life, he brought joy to many with big smiles and laughter, peaceful sighs and cooing, and the opportunity to watch him grow and learn...
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Alicia Cardona Ramirez

October 28, 1917 - September 4, 2016


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Dorothy H. Vacho

June 16, 1924 - September 4, 2016

Dorothy H. Vacho, 92, a longtime resident of San Mateo, CA passed away September 4, 2016. Dorothy was preceded in death by her beloved husband George B. Vacho, her parents Frank and Agnes Nowak, her infant son John and her siblings Irene, Florence, and Frank Jr. Dorothy was a cherished mother to; Shirley Norton (Richard), Gary Vacho (JoAnne), Eileen Feid (Thomas), Roy Vacho (Dorothy) and...
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Joan Rae Hoy

February 14, 1930 - September 4, 2016

Early morning, September 4, 2016, Joan Rae Hoy passed away peacefully while being cared for and comforted by numerous family and friends. Joan was born in Alameda, CA to Amy and James Reid on Valentine's Day. Raised in Alameda, CA, she graduated from Alameda High School and The Samuel Marriott Hospital School of Nursing. While working at Peninsula Hospital Maternity Ward in Burlingame, Joan...
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