Marsha Joan Aliamus

  • Born: September 24, 1938
  • Died: May 4, 2020
  • Location: San Mateo, California

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977 S. El Camino Real
San Mateo, CA 94402
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Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother

Marsha Joan Aliamus of San Mateo, California, passed away peacefully at home on May 4, 2020 at the age of 81. She was born on September 24, 1938 in San Francisco to parents, Paul and Dorothy Stanford. She had a younger brother, Leo Stanford.

Marsha attended Mercy High School in Burlingame where she graduated in 1956. She met her husband, Robert, through his sister, who was Marsha's high school classmate. The introduction led to their romance and on August 8, 1959, they were married. This past year, along with family and friends, they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.

Marsha completed her nursing training in San Francisco before assuming a nursing position in Chicago for a brief period of time. She worked most of her career as a registered nurse at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City. For many years after her retirement, Marsha volunteered at St. Bartholomew's Catholic Church in San Mateo where she was a parishioner for many decades.

Marsha was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was affectionately known by her grandchildren and great grandchildren as "Grammie." Marsha loved to sew. She was a skilled seamstress and often made clothing for herself, her daughters, and her granddaughters. She made beautiful wedding gowns for both of her daughters and for her eldest granddaughter. Among her additional hobbies were baking, square dancing, attending ballet performances, and she was an avid fan of her children's and grandchildren's soccer and baseball games.

She is survived by her daughters, Yvonne Bunch and Julie Pineda (Will), and by her sons, Paul Aliamus (Melita), David Aliamus (Debbie), and John Aliamus (Kirsten). She is also survived by grandchildren Lisa Lllewellyn (Jayson), Patrick Carhart (Rose), Bryan Besnyi, Sean Carhart (Chalon), Anthony Aliamus, Dean Aliamus, Riley Aliamus, Hailey Aliamus, Jack Pineda, Paige Pineda, and Charlie Pineda. She is also survived by great grandchildren Nicolas, Annalycia, and Evalynn Llewellyn. In addition, she is survived by her sister-in-law, Alma Stanford; her niece, Ann Marie Hauser; and her nephews, Brian Stanford and Matthew Stanford.

Marsha is predeceased by her parents, Paul and Dorothy Stanford; her brother, Leo Stanford; and only four months ago by her beloved husband, Robert Aliamus.

Due to the pandemic, a memorial service will be postponed and held at a future date.


Condolence & Memory Journal

To the Aliamus Family, We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your parents. We were just recently made aware. Our hearts and prayers go out to you all. With heartfelt sympathy, The Chandler Family

Posted by H Chandler - San MAteo, CA   July 31, 2020

I realize this during your last fees days I started calling you sweetheart. I think that is because it was fitting shorthand way to say how much I adored you, cherished your precious heart and the love you gave to me (and all of your loved ones). I am missing a piece of my heart here on earth, but know we will be reunited one day & I will be whole again. ❤ I love you Mom!

Posted by Julie Pineda - Fremont, CA - Daughter   May 18, 2020

I remember your mom as being such a loving wonderful mom. It is so fitting that she would move on to heaven so close to Mother's Day. May your whole family be comforted at this time.

Posted by Janice Warda - San Francisco, CA - Family Friend   May 10, 2020

Remembering our years
spent at Mercy and our time shared at St.Bart's.
Rest in Peace, Marsha. Fondly, Mary Lou Harris

Posted by Mary Lou Harris - San Mateo, CA - Friend   May 09, 2020

Marsha was one of the loveliest women I've ever known. I never heard her say a bad thing about anyone. She lifted people up. I treasure our long friendship as one of God's great gifts. So glad you and Bob are reunited in your Heavenly home. May all of you, her family, know the Lord's comfort.

Posted by Sally edwards - Redwood City, CA - Friend   May 07, 2020

My condolences to the entire Aliamus family. Marsha's smile in this photo is stunning and how I will remember her.

Posted by Vera Merlo - West Linn, OR - Family Friend   May 06, 2020


Hi Mom! Say "Hi" to dad for me. Missing both of you. I will never forget all of the Grasshopper Pies you made especially for me on my birthday each year!

Posted by Dave Aliamus - Half Moon Bay, CA - Son   May 06, 2020

Marsha Recent Christmas

Posted by Debbie Carrington    May 06, 2020

Marsha Papa

Posted by Debbie Carrington    May 06, 2020

Marsha Older Family

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Marsha Cousins

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Marsha & Bob Wedding

Posted by Debbie Carrington    May 06, 2020

Marsha & Bob Anniversary

Posted by Debbie Carrington    May 06, 2020

Marsha 50th Anniversary

Posted by Debbie Carrington    May 06, 2020

Marsha Pink

Posted by Debbie Carrington    May 06, 2020

Bob & Marsha

Posted by Debbie Carrington    May 06, 2020

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