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Susan R. Harvey

March 10, 1954 - December 9, 2017


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Harold James Ellis

December 27, 1940 - December 8, 2017

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

March 15, 1927 - December 8, 2017

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

November 22, 1932 - December 7, 2017

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

May 14, 1932 - December 6, 2017

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

December 21, 1965 - December 5, 2017

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

December 28, 1926 - December 4, 2017


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John Robert O'Brien

September 25, 1960 - December 2, 2017

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

November 30, 2017

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

May 10, 1927 - November 28, 2017

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

January 12, 1925 - November 22, 2017


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Elizabeth Victoria Liwag

October 28, 1953 - November 21, 2017

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

March 14, 1936 - November 21, 2017

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

March 7, 1922 - November 18, 2017


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Flora "Nonnie" Fresquez

March 23, 1930 - November 17, 2017

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

January 18, 1931 - November 17, 2017

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

December 29, 1953 - November 15, 2017


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Shirley Stokes

November 12, 2017

Shirley Stokes of Menlo Park passed away on November 12th after a long illness. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and dedicated homemaker who also enjoyed community and artistic activities, golf and skiing. Shirley was born in Utah, one of eight children, only one of whom is still living. Soon after the end of the 2nd World War, she met the love of her life, Ted, to...
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Manjula Narain Sinha

June 10, 1952 - November 11, 2017


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Albert V. Lavezzo

February 7, 1927 - November 9, 2017

"Al" Lavezzo, born in Colma, CA on February 7, 1927 passed on November 9th, 2017, at the age of 90. The second son of Frank & Dolfa Lavezzo, he was pre-deceased by his brother Oliver. Al was married to Elsa Zaccheo on February 26th, 1949, and is survived by Elsa and their two children: Juliane Sullivan (Bob) of Woodside and their children Rebecca Hammer (Adam), Sterling Sullivan (Fiancée...
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Geraldine B. Dotson

December 25, 1939 - November 6, 2017


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Angelo Tekos

August 17, 1933 - November 3, 2017

Angelo Tekos was born in Thessaly Greece on August 17, 1933. He was the first child of Maria & Apostolos Tekos. His surviving siblings Thanasi, Nikos, Irene and Emily who reside in Greece. Angelo Tekos was a long time resident of San Mateo CA from 1970 to 2010. He moved to Brentwood CA when he retired and resided until his passing. At the Age of 22 he came to the United States to the Midwest....
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Deborah Regina Kodakari

July 10, 1954 - November 3, 2017

Deborah Regina Kodakari (West) of Foster City, California, passed away peacefully in her home on November 3, 2017 at the age of 63 after a 2+ year battle with cancer. Affectionately known as Debbie, Deb, or Mommy, she will be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt, great-aunt and friend to all who she has left behind. Born and raised in Newark, NJ to Earl Jerome West...
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Magdalena Marquetante

March 18, 1934 - November 2, 2017


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Norma Falletti (nee Uccelli)

February 15, 1920 - October 30, 2017

Norma Falletti (nee Uccelli) passed away peacefully on October 30, 2017 in her home in San Mateo, at the age of 97. Born and raised on the family ranch on Grand Ave. in South San Francisco, she was the fifth of six surviving children born to Pietro & Maria Uccelli, who came from Italy in the early 1900's to farm in California. She was a teller at the Bank of America on Grand Ave. when she...
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Ruth Eva Tay

July 25, 1920 - October 26, 2017


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Themistoklis "Themis" E. Drolapas

January 15, 1938 - October 23, 2017

Themis was born in Agia, Efthymia, Greece in 1938. He was the second of six children born to Efthymia & Efthymios Drolapas. He developed a strong work ethic from the age of 10 by working numerous jobs to help support his family. He became a merchant marine, traveled the world, and settled in San Francisco in 1969. He married his beloved wife in 1973 before moving to Millbrae, CA in 1983 to...
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Herbert Edward Lindemann

June 16, 1919 - October 21, 2017


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Patrice Hansen-Fracchia

February 6, 1954 - October 18, 2017

Patrice Hansen-Fracchia passed away peacefully on October 18, 2017 after a two year battle with illness. Patrice was born to James and Carol Hansen on February 6, 1954 in Oakland, California. After graduating from Woodside High School in 1972, Patrice went on to become a medical assistant. She worked at Peninsula Hospital for several years then left to raise her two daughters, Kelley and...
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Elio "Al" Louis Martin

August 25, 1930 - October 10, 2017

Al Martin, 87 passed away Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 in San Mateo, CA following a 6-month illness with his family by his side. He is survived by his lovely wife Barbara, his daughter Eileen Martin of San Mateo, his daughter Ellen Martin-Urrutia of Saratoga, his son Steven Martin of Sonoma, his son-in-law Ric Urrutia of Saratoga, CA and his 3 grandchildren: Lauren Urrutia, Jamie Urrutia, and...
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Emma Mary Berton

October 9, 2017

1923 - 2017 Passed away peacefully in Burlingame on October 09, 2017. Devoted and loving wife of 62 years to the late Louie Berton. Loving mother to Bonnie Carrara, Lorette Berton and the late Sandi Craven. Loving grandmother to Mark, Andrew, Richele, Yvette, Greg, Angeline and Julie. Loving great-grandmother to 20 great-grandchildren. Cherished sister to the late Dino Milani. Emma...
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Robert E. Thomas

December 15, 1939 - October 8, 2017

Robert Thomas (aka Bob) also known as Silver Fox and Hollywood by friends and associates, passed away on October 8, 2017. Bob loved life and lived it to the fullest – he enjoyed every day and never missed a day to have a laugh, enjoy good conversation, learn something new and retain all facts. Born in Youngstown, Ohio on December 15, 1939, to Elizabeth and John Thomas, he pursued music...
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Tom T. Daikoku

June 3, 1926 - October 8, 2017

Tom passed away peacefully in the early hours of October 8, 2017 at the age of 91. He was a retired gardener who resided in San Mateo for more than 60 years, and a longtime San Francisco Giants fan. He was born in Broderick, California to the late Yasujiro Daikoku and Tomo Kamatani. When he was 15 he and his family were interned in Tule Lake, CA, and later he was sent to Bismarck, ND. ...
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Gloria Ethel D'Angelo

November 7, 1928 - October 7, 2017

Gloria Ethel D'Angelo died peacefully in her sleep on October 7, 2017 at the age of 88 years. She was the dearly beloved wife of Paul D'Angelo, who preceded her in death in 2003, and the devoted mother to Thomas D'Angelo and Christy McCaslin; loving mother-in-law to Madonna D'Angelo and Jim McCaslin; grandmother to Mathew, Melanie, Kelly, and JJ; and great grandmother to Mackenzie and Gage. ...
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Laura Lee Washington

December 8, 1931 - October 6, 2017


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Suzanne Therese Suhl

September 15, 1960 - October 3, 2017

Suzanne was a Wonderful Sister, Aunt, Daughter and Friend. She is now at peace and passed on Tuesday, October 3rd in Palo Alto,Ca. Suzanne was born on September 15, 1960 in San Francisco, Ca. and attended Epiphany Grammar School and Presentation High School. Suzanne is the loving daughter of Bob and Gloria Suhl who passed before her and was a loving sister to Wayne, Keith, Craig (Val), Colette...
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Evelyn Backstrom

June 7, 1931 - October 2, 2017

Mrs. Evelyn Backstrom passed away in her sleep surrounded by her daughter and grandson on October 2, 2017. Evelyn was the oldest of 4 children born to Clifford and Mable Henderson. She attended school in California after her family moved here from New Orleans when she was 11 years old. Here she met her husband of 51 years, Lawrence Wilson Backstrom, and from this union four children were born;...
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Ruth Biebesheimer Klingner

July 28, 1918 - October 1, 2017

Ruth Biebesheimer Klingner, age 99, died peacefully in her sleep on October 1, 2017 in Belmont, CA. She was born July 28, 1918 in San Francisco, CA to George Biebesheimer and Julia Andrea (née Larsen) Biebesheimer. She attended elementary schools in San Francisco; Polytechnic High School in San Francisco; and the University of California at Berkeley, from which she was graduated in 1939 with...
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Albert Mario Pastorelli

May 5, 1928 - October 1, 2017

At rest on October 1, 2017 at the age of 89. Albert Pastorelli is survived by his loving children: Shirley Coll, Mary Sickle, Debbie Lenzi and John Pastorelli. Albert was a proud grandfather of 7 grandchildren and great-grandfather to 13 great-grandchildren. Albert was a favorite uncle to Arlene Muller and Henry Pastorelli and was predeceased by 5 brothers and 3 sisters. Albert was a...
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Brenda Jean Walker

December 23, 1943 - September 30, 2017

Mrs. Brenda Jean Walker, was a devoted mother, wife, grandmother, and Deaconess of her church. She was born on December 23, 1943 in Louisiana and later married Green Walker, Jr. Born to Marian & Oliver Howard Sr., she was the oldest of ten children. Brenda moved to California at the age of almost 22 years old. The latter 50+ years of her life was spent doing what she loved. To name a few, she...
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Elizabeth Anne Field

January 15, 1960 - September 30, 2017


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Ava Claire Failla

September 16, 1953 - September 28, 2017


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Tevita U. Hafoka

June 12, 1960 - September 28, 2017


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Cynthia Macay

May 6, 1956 - September 27, 2017

On September 27, Cynthia Macay passed away. She is survived by her loving daughter, mother, grandson, brothers, sisters and other extended family. She worked for the San Mateo County Office of Education for 32 years. She is preceded in death by her sister Phyllis, her father Joseph, and stepfather Bob. A celebration of her life will be held at 5:00 pm on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Sneider &...
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Fred Utaka Oda

September 27, 2017

Fred Utaka Oda, resident of Watsonville, CA, passed away peacefully on September 27, 2017 at the age of 94. He is survived by his two daughters, Becky Henry (Steve) and Diane Onizuka (Victor), grandchildren Matthew Henry, David Henry, Lauren Henry, Michelle Onizuka and Ryan Onizuka and brothers John Oda and Jack Oda. He was preceded in death by his wife Betty Oda (Fujita) in 2014. Fred...
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Lawrence Roger "Bucky" Kahler

September 7, 1936 - September 26, 2017

Lawrence Roger "Bucky" Kahler passed away Tuesday, September 26th, after a valiant battle with cancer at the age of 81. There are no words to express how much he will be missed; Bucky touched every life that crossed his path. Bucky is survived by Sally, his high school sweetheart and wife of 60 years. Their love was a story for the ages. He was the proud father of Jeffrey Scott Kahler, Kelly...
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Filomena Sevilla

September 26, 2017

Filomena "Bing" Sevilla [1959-2017] Bing was dearly loved by her daughter Cate, brothers and sisters; and many loyal and caring friends. Her home was always open to her family and friends. She will always be remembered as a loving mother and sister and whose greatest passion was helping others. A service will be held at our residence in Cabu, Cabanatuan City from the 9th of October from 5...
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Robert James Lowes

January 22, 1930 - September 24, 2017

Robert Lowes passed away Saturday, 9/24 at age 87 after battling cancer. He touched many lives with his sense of humor, people skills and his positive outlook on life. Bob was born in Grand Forks, North Dakota and came to California in the 1940's. He went to Cal State East Bay and was one of the best Sheet Rock Tapers in San Francisco, where he perfected his trade for 60 years. He was...
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Deanne Carol Leno

February 17, 1944 - September 23, 2017


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Ronald Joseph Tocchini

September 21, 2017

RONALD TOCCHINI passed away at his San Mateo home on Thursday, September 21, 2017. He was born during 1941 in San Francisco to Remo and Susan (Ercolini) Tocchini. Ron grew up in San Francisco's Marina District, enrolled at St. Ignatius College Preparatory school (class of 1959), and lettered at SI in track and field, basketball, and football. He attended the University of Notre Dame on a...
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Victoria Garcia Barros

December 17, 1931 - September 20, 2017

Victoria Garcia Barros of San Mateo, CA. at the age of 85, passed away peacefully from this life the evening of Sept. 20, 2017 after a gradual decline in health. She was surrounded and supported by her loving family, friends and caregivers during the last days of her life. Victoria was born in San Andres Tuxtla, Veracruz Mexico and came to California at a young age. She married Gonzalo on Feb. 14...
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Kevin Anthony O'Connell

January 17, 1936 - September 18, 2017

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

June 10, 1932 - September 16, 2017

On June 10, 1932, Gene C. Hoy was born the 7th child of the Thomas family in Oakland, CA; adopted at 6 months old into the Hoy family. Gene was predeceased by his mother, Olga Hoy, his five older siblings, his infant son, Paul, and just a year ago by his beloved wife, Joan. He is survived by his 7 children, Mark, Don, Steve, Matt, Karen, Glenn, and Maureen, their spouses, 9 grandchildren, and...
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Maria C. Ma

July 7, 1937 - September 15, 2017


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Matilda Pahulu

June 27, 1931 - September 15, 2017

Matilda Pahulu, who played a mean bingo game and tended the beautiful "408" gardens in true bohemian style while her alter ego 'Matila' graced social occasions in high fashion, accepted an invitation to an everlasting event hosted by the Almighty Father on September 15th, 2017. Signatures on the card included her husband, Tevita (David) Pahulu, mom and dad, Talanoa and Pua Lavulo, siblings, Tau...
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Irene E. Brauns

January 19, 1914 - September 13, 2017


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Mercedes Del Carmen Flamenco

January 1, 1970 - September 10, 2017


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Terrie Louise Barsetti

September 14, 1930 - September 9, 2017

Born to Oliver Joseph and Elsie Marie Gomes in the Watsonville Hospital, Terrie is the second of four children (Georgette, Terrie, Beverly and Oliver). The Gomes family lived in Castroville and Ripon before moving to Daly City. Terrie attended Jefferson High School, where she sang in the chorus, played basketball (where she gained the nick-name "Terrible Terrie" for playing with "gusto"), took...
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Louise Ryan Keats

September 2, 1930 - September 9, 2017

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

January 14, 1946 - September 8, 2017


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Rose L. Wong

July 31, 1951 - September 6, 2017

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

January 4, 1946 - September 6, 2017


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Susan Alexandra Raffo

August 23, 1956 - September 5, 2017

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

December 4, 1930 - September 5, 2017

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

June 8, 1925 - September 3, 2017


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Anna Marie Denham

May 5, 1923 - August 31, 2017

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

June 20, 1945 - August 30, 2017

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

February 18, 1947 - August 27, 2017

Renee Louise Bates 70 passed away peacefully at her home in San Mateo on August 27, 2017. Preceded in death by her husband Dennis Williams. She is survived by son Matthew Williams; sister Sandra Shaw; brother Stephen Bates (Karen); sister-in-law Edith Williams; nieces: Elizabeth Bates, Shannon Swanson & Kathleen Escalante; and nephews: Douglass Bates, Erick Bates, Paul Shaw, Chris Shaw, Brian...
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Lisa Kilistina Fakatene

February 3, 1964 - August 24, 2017

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

April 14, 1932 - August 23, 2017

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

January 29, 1929 - August 19, 2017


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Marie Merle Gesicke

January 10, 1914 - August 18, 2017

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

February 19, 1942 - August 17, 2017

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

March 5, 1927 - August 17, 2017


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Billie Gene Corbin, Jr.

September 12, 1959 - August 17, 2017


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Marshall Curtis

May 3, 1936 - August 14, 2017

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

March 28, 1976 - August 13, 2017

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

May 2, 1944 - August 13, 2017

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

August 5, 1921 - August 11, 2017

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

June 16, 1926 - August 8, 2017


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Ace A. Tago

January 27, 1939 - August 8, 2017


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David Raymund

May 18, 1927 - August 5, 2017


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Guy Salmas

July 6, 1921 - August 3, 2017

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

July 18, 1929 - July 31, 2017

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

May 14, 1922 - July 29, 2017


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Paul David McNamara

December 3, 1962 - July 27, 2017

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

February 4, 1920 - July 26, 2017

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

June 25, 1939 - July 25, 2017

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

December 18, 1931 - July 22, 2017


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Jennie Low

December 23, 1928 - July 22, 2017


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Nancy Denhup Kohn

April 20, 1931 - July 18, 2017


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Victor Kancev

November 1, 1938 - July 17, 2017

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

November 2, 1932 - July 15, 2017

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

May 2, 1955 - July 13, 2017

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

July 1, 1947 - July 13, 2017


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Chester Arthur Lax, Sr.

September 3, 1928 - July 10, 2017

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

June 4, 1938 - July 10, 2017

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

September 27, 1925 - July 9, 2017


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