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Sasayo Okazaki

July 23, 1926 - January 15, 2018


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Evelyn M. Dominion

February 18, 1924 - January 10, 2018

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

July 29, 1952 - January 7, 2018

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

March 6, 1971 - January 6, 2018


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Teresita Nacu

May 26, 1957 - January 4, 2018

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

October 1, 1927 - January 4, 2018

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

July 23, 1923 - January 4, 2018


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Jack Kingsland Lewis

May 5, 1924 - December 31, 2017


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Peggy Marie Miller

July 15, 1930 - December 29, 2017


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Richard Alan Lee

November 30, 1936 - December 29, 2017

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

October 15, 1925 - December 29, 2017

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

April 1, 1945 - December 28, 2017

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

July 29, 1963 - December 28, 2017

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

June 7, 1928 - December 28, 2017

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

November 1, 1986 - December 26, 2017

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

November 1, 1925 - December 26, 2017

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

August 17, 1964 - December 25, 2017

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

July 10, 1926 - December 25, 2017

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

September 19, 1930 - December 25, 2017

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

January 1, 1940 - December 22, 2017


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Joseph Montalbano

January 7, 1925 - December 20, 2017


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Myrna Vasquez-Borjas

July 11, 1965 - December 18, 2017


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Mary Ann Tetiva

July 20, 1947 - December 15, 2017


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Betty Jean Castagno

December 29, 1933 - December 15, 2017

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

December 10, 1921 - December 13, 2017

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

June 26, 1946 - December 12, 2017

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

May 4, 1925 - December 10, 2017

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

March 6, 1963 - December 9, 2017

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

March 10, 1954 - December 9, 2017

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

December 27, 1940 - December 8, 2017

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

March 15, 1927 - December 8, 2017

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

November 22, 1932 - December 7, 2017

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

May 14, 1932 - December 6, 2017

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

December 21, 1965 - December 5, 2017

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

December 28, 1926 - December 4, 2017


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John Robert O'Brien

September 25, 1960 - December 2, 2017

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

November 30, 2017

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

May 10, 1927 - November 28, 2017

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

January 12, 1925 - November 22, 2017


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Elizabeth Victoria Liwag

October 28, 1953 - November 21, 2017

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

March 14, 1936 - November 21, 2017

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

March 7, 1922 - November 18, 2017


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Flora "Nonnie" Fresquez

March 23, 1930 - November 17, 2017

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

January 18, 1931 - November 17, 2017

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