Celebrity Obituaries

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Margaret A. Heimeyer

September 10, 1941 - March 13, 2019

Margaret Heimeyer, known to friends as Peggye, passed away March 13, 2019 at the age of 77. She was born in Medford, Massachusetts and graduated from Medford High School. She met the love of her life, Larry Heimeyer at the skating rink.They soon married and moved to his home in California. She worked at AT&T in San Francisco and retired after 28 years. Peggye is survived by her dear...
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Frank Edward Lembi

April 28, 1918 - March 5, 2019

April 28, 1918 - March 5, 2019 Frank Edward Lembi passed away at home surrounded by his family on March 5th, at nearly 101 years old for his upcoming birthday on 4-28-19. A great visionary of San Francisco's Skyline Realty is gone, marking the end of an era that began with the veterans returning home from WWII. Frank E. Lembi, a.k.a. F.E.L. by family and colleagues lived an amazing life. A...
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Claire Alicia Bala

February 3, 1982 - March 3, 2019

Claire Alicia Bala, age 37, died in her Burlingame, California home, Sunday March 3rd, 2019, after a valiant fight against ovarian cancer. Claire was born February 3rd, 1982 in Red Bank, New Jersey to Maura and Oldemeiro Bala. Claire spent her first 30 years living in New Jersey. For the past 7 years, she has lived with her brother, Marc, and his family in Burlingame. Claire graduated from...
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Genevieve Anderson

November 6, 1930 - March 2, 2019

Genevieve Anderson, a long time Burlingame resident, grew up in Wilmette, Illinois. She enjoyed traveling the world, had a passion for music, cooking gourmet food, mother of five and passed away on March 2, 2019, at the age of 88. She is resting peacefully now. She will be missed.
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Michael J. Giron

February 25, 2019

The Giron Family would like to inform family and friends of the passing of their beloved Son Michael J. Giron. Michael leaves behind his loving mother Lydia Giron, brother Rick Giron, sister in law Laura (Jackson) Giron and niece Ashley Giron. He was preceded in death by his loving father Joseph S Giron and his brother Lloyd Giron. Mike fought gallantly, with dignity and courage over this past...
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Kenneth Kunz

March 16, 1931 - February 24, 2019

Kenneth Kunz – at rest in San Mateo on February 24, 2019, at the age of 87. Born in San Francisco on March 16, 1931, Kenneth was a sixth-generation San Franciscan. He grew up in the city and graduated Jefferson High School; he attended San Francisco State. At an early age he began working in the grocery business, which became his lifelong career. He worked many years for Safeway, Lucky, QFI...
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Ronald P. Stabno

June 17, 1956 - February 23, 2019

Ronald P. Stabno, age 62, died in Burlingame on February 23, 2019, after a valiant fight against renal cancer. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Jutta and Stanley Stabno. He is survived by cousins Carolee (Sarah) Stabno, Debra Asher, Judith (Gary) Stabno Thomas, Gregg Asher and David Asher. Ron was a true gift touching all the lives that were fortunate enough to know him. We...
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Henry Palmer Hotz

October 17, 1925 - February 18, 2019

Henry Palmer Hotz, PhD., passed away in Redwood City on February 18, 2019. Palmer was born October 17, 1925 in Arkansas; he was a long-time resident of Foster City. He was a Navy veteran, and enjoyed a lifelong career as a physicist. Private cremation will take place, and interment of ashes will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Fayetteville, Arkansas.
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Ciro Michael Landi

February 8, 1925 - February 15, 2019

Beloved Husband of June Landi, caring Brother of Len Landi, Sisters Teresa Formosa, and Mary Warner. Devoted Father of Christine Frazee and Robert Landi, cherished Grandfather of Lisa Dowling, James Landi, and Blake Frazee, and adored Great Grandfather of Elda Dowling. Ciro was very loving and caring to his family and friends. His wit, humor, kindness and positive outlook was loved by...
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Thomas John Occhipinti

November 18, 1941 - February 12, 2019


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Melinda Frank

July 4, 1956 - February 9, 2019

Melinda Frank, a long-time resident of San Mateo, died on February 9, 2019 at the age of 62. She was the beloved daughter of the late Dr. Melvin and Jean Frank; dear sister of Cheryl Frank Dutton (and her husband, Michael) and the late Susanne Frank; loving aunt of Ryan and Olivia Dutton; and dear God-mother of Christian Lawton. Melinda was born in San Francisco on July 4, 1956. She was a 1974...
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Barbara Carrig DeVoto

July 14, 1928 - February 9, 2019

Barbara DeVoto, loving mother of Jeanne DeVoto, James DeVoto, and Daniel DeVoto, passed away peacefully on February 9th after a long illness. She also leaves behind daughter-in-law Maria DeVoto and granddaughter Isabella DeVoto and was preceded in death by her devoted husband of 56 years, Jerome DeVoto. Barbara was born in San Francisco to parents James and Mae Carrig and attended Saint...
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Kathleen Margaret Small

September 11, 1931 - February 8, 2019

Kathleen passed away at home in her sleep the morning of February 8, 2019. She was a vibrant, social, active woman all her life, playing tennis into her early 80's and creating beautiful quilts for all her grandchildren. Her valiant cardiology team worked with her during these last years to afford her the best quality of life possible. She leaves behind her husband of 65 years, Harvey and...
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Norma Shunney Pert

November 17, 1924 - February 1, 2019

Loving wife of the late Joseph Leo Pert Jr., devoted mother of Marie Pert Boitano (Steve), Joseph John Pert (Anne),beloved grandmother of Gary Boitano, Anthony Boitano, Ashley Pert, Christopher Pert, loving sister to Annita Shunney Ritter, Claire Shunney. Norma was a native of Central Falls, Rhode Island and was a 50-year volunteer at Lucille Packard Children's Hospital. Norma was the oldest...
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James Edward Correll

October 13, 1956 - February 1, 2019

James Edward Correll October 13, 1956 – February 1, 2019 James E. Correll passed away on February 1st, 2019 in Redwood City, CA, at the age of 62. James was born in San Francisco to parents William and Gloria (Rejsenhaff) Correll. James grew up in San Francisco, CA and later moved to Milbrae, CA where he attended Mills High School. James worked many years as a fish butcher and later went into...
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James Lawrence Cleary

October 31, 1937 - January 15, 2019

Fr. James Lawrence Cleary was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on October 31, 1937 the son of Hugh X. Cleary and Madonna U. Magers. He entered the Capuchin Order on September 4, 1964 at Santa Ynez, CA. He was ordained a Catholic priest on September 5, 1970 at St. Bede the Venerable Church in La Cañada-Flintridge, CA. He was an alumnus of St. Francis High School Class of '55 and St. Mary's College...
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Velia Leoni

April 1, 1916 - January 14, 2019

Dearest Family and Friends of Velia Leoni, Our beloved Velia passed peacefully on Monday, January 14, 2019. She had been admitted to the hospital on Saturday morning, January 12, and had her family with at her bedside the entire time. While we are heartbroken, we appreciate the gift of having had her with us for so many years and cherish the stories, core values and wisdom she shared with us all...
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Mary Worrall

October 13, 1934 - January 8, 2019

Mary Worrall, age 84 of Burlingame, passed away peacefully on January 8, 2019. Mary was born to Edward and Winifred Curley on October 13, 1934 in San Francisco. She graduated from Notre Dame HS in San Francisco in 1952 attended City College. In May of 1958 Mary married the late George "Bud" Worrall. After several years of living in San Francisco with their four children, Mary and Bud pulled...
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Dorothy Jane Scanlan

April 1, 1919 - January 7, 2019

Dorothy Jane Scanlan April 1, 1919 – January 7, 2019 Burlingame, CA Mother of Diana Marie White (husband Ed), Daniel Robert Scanlan (wife Marci), and Anne Scanlan-Rohrer (husband Scot); grandmother to James Joseph (wife Ralina), Christine Isborn (husband Arnold Kim); and Riley Scanlan; great-grandmother to T.J. Joseph, Naima Joseph, William Kim, and Joe Kim. Preceded in death by her...
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Ryan Gordon Partee

June 11, 1987 - January 7, 2019

Ryan Gordon Partee June 11, 1987 - January 7, 2019 Ryan Gordon Partee, Peninsula native passed away suddenly from complications of asthma on January 7th, 2019. He was born June 11, 1987 in San Mateo. He graduated from Our Lady Angels, Saint Ignatius, University of Arizona and completed his masters at USF in Sports Management. Ryan had a passion for sports that started at a young age and it...
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Josephine Clara Restani Ratto

February 12, 1923 - January 6, 2019

Josephine Clara Restani Ratto It happened on Sunday, January 6, 2019, shortly after receiving communion. Josephine passed away quickly and peacefully, with Ou, her caregiver, by her side. She takes with her all of our history, which she often shared, and kept securely in her mind. Born February 12, 1923, Josephine was nearing her 96th birthday. She was the daughter of Italian immigrants,...
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Nicolas Nico Kaldis

May 20, 1931 - January 2, 2019

Beloved husband of the late Kay Kaldis, cherished father of Tommy Kaldis, devoted brother of Dimitri, Georgia, and Kostas Kaldis, treasured uncle to Tina and Nick Dress, also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins in Greece and the United States. Nico was a faithful member of the Belmont and San Jose Greek Orthodox Churches. Family and friends are invited to a Trisagion on Tues., Jan....
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Jennie R. Fisk

July 17, 1917 - December 31, 2018

Lifelong San Mateo County resident Jennie Fisk died on December 31, 2018 at the age of 101. Beloved mother of Sheila McVicar; dear sister of Louise Meghinasso, Angelo Dellacasa, and Annie Dellacasa. Jennie was born in Burlingame on April 17, 1917 to John and Maria (Firenze) Dellacasa. Jennie's father lived through and survived the 1906 earthquake. Jennie was the wife of Alfred Fisk for 35 years;...
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Ruby Mahoney Marquam

November 1, 1918 - December 28, 2018

Ruby Mahoney Marquam (nee Murrell), a long time Hillsborough resident, left this world December 28, 2018, surrounded by loved ones. She was preceded in death by her sister and brothers, husbands Michael Mahoney, William Marquam and son-in-law Robert Stockton. Ruby is survived by her daughter Susan Stockton, grandchildren Michael Stockton, Cathy Stannard-Stockton, grandson-in-law Sean Stannard...
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Joe "Beppe" Sarti

September 14, 1934 - December 22, 2018

Joe "Beppe" Sarti was born in Massarosa, Italy, on September 14, 1934 to Ugo and Brigida Sarti. He passed peacefully after a lengthy illness on December 22, 2018 at the age of 84. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 wonderful years, Mara Marchetti Sarti. He is also survived by his son Rob (Catherine), his son John (Cathy), his grandson JR, his brother in Lido di Camaiore, Italy, Fernando...
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Joseph Sarti

September 13, 1934 - December 22, 2018

Joseph Sarti passed away peacefully on December 22, 2018. A complete obituary and tribute will be posted soon.
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Jeanne Killeen Scherba

December 12, 1928 - December 21, 2018

On Friday, December 21st, 2018, long time Menlo Park resident Jeanne Killeen Scherba, loving mother of four children, Jim Scherba (Janice), Rick Gannon (Kathy), Rod Scherba (Jodi), and Nancy Whelan (Jim) passed away at her home after living a full life of 90 years. She was a devoted grandmother to Tony Scherba (Lauren), Billy Scherba, Angela Schramm (Steve), Mathew Gannon, Kyle Scherba, Tori...
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Kenneth Anthony "Ken" Nocentini

September 11, 1950 - December 20, 2018

Kenneth (Ken, Kenny) Anthony Nocentini, loving husband, brother, father and Nonno, died unexpectedly on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at the age of 68. Ken is survived by his wife of 38 years, Loretta (Estebez), his sister Joan Auran (Tim), his daughter Tiffany & his twin sons Brett (Nichole) and Nicholas (Lisa). Cherished Nonno of Chase, Sadie, Ella and Abby. He was loved & will always be...
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Marilyn Ellis Clark

June 14, 1941 - December 13, 2018

Marilyn Ellis Clark, born June 14, 1941 passed peacefully on December 13, 2018 at her home in San Mateo Park, surrounded by her loving family and friends. Born in North Carolina to Edward T. Ellis and Eleanore H. Ellis, Marilyn grew up in Baltimore, MD where she enjoyed spending summers with family in Ocean City, NJ before moving to the Bay Area in 1954, graduating Burlingame High School in...
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Rosemary Brooks

May 4, 1926 - December 13, 2018

Rosemary (Gardner) Brooks, aged 92, died peacefully on December 13, 2018 at Atria Senior Living, Burlingame, CA. Rosemary was born May 4, 1926 in Seattle WA, the daughter of Edwin Gardner and Rose (Schwinn) Gardner. Rosemary, consummate mother and homemaker, was an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends. She also loved planning family events-including "breakfast in...
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George Adrian Kromhout

December 16, 1917 - December 8, 2018

George Adrian Kromhout died peacefully at his Hillsborough home in the early hours of Saturday, December 8, 2018, eight days shy of 101 years of age. He was gifted with great intelligence, creativity, an artistic eye, intellectual curiosity, and a love of learning that enriched his entire life. George was born on December 16, 1917, in New York State, and grew up in Elgin, Illinois with his...
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Charles K. Guttas

December 6, 2018

Dr. Charles K. Guttas died peacefully at home on December 6th surrounded by family and friends after suffering a stroke six days earlier. He worked daily with his son, Dr. Jeff Guttas, until the day before his episode. He was fortunate to be a productive doctor until the age of 93 as an integral part of Mills Cardiovascular Lab. He was Chief of Cardiology for over 30 years, succeeded by his son,...
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Charlotte Ohlund Refvem

July 12, 1926 - December 5, 2018

Charlotte Refvem passed peacefully from a full life as a wife, daughter, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and loyal friend. Most recently she lived in San Carlos, but had called Burlingame home for more than fifty years. Charlotte is survived by her four children - Jim Refvem (Mary), Cathy Aydelott (Mike), Bill Refvem (Joanna), and Karen Chandler (Dave). She was 'Gram' to her...
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Betty Jett

January 25, 1937 - November 28, 2018

Betty Jett, resident of Lakeport, CA died November 28th 2018 at the age of 81.Betty is survived by her sister, Marjorie, and her nephew, Rick, and their families. Betty was the daughter of William Marcum and Susan Sample. She was a devoted sister and aunt, lover of animals and children. Betty will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
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Vernon Conrad Scherba

May 16, 1927 - November 28, 2018

Beloved husband of 57 years of the late Gladys Wallace Scherba and adored father of Janice Philip (David) Vincent Scherba (Carol) Mary Ann O'Leary (Michael) and Ann Marie Fahy (David) passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on November 28, 2018. A native San Franciscan, Vern was the youngest son of the late Ethel and Isador Scherba. Vern was a Graduate of Balboa High School Class of...
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Monica Nelson

August 5, 1970 - November 19, 2018

Monica Nelson was the beloved daughter of Dr. Richard and Louise Nelson, sister of Jennifer (Steve) Pedigo and Christian (Rebecca) Nelson, aunt to Javanna Pedigo and James Nelson. She graduated from Our Lady of Angels School in Burlingame, Notre Dame High School in Belmont and the University of California Berkeley School of Environmental Design. She continued with postgraduate studies in...
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Gilbert "Gil" Fontana

August 15, 1935 - November 19, 2018

Gil Fontana passed away unexpectedly at his home in Burlingame on November 19, 2018. Gil was born at St. Luke's Hospital in San Francisco on August 15, 1935. As a boy he lived with his family at their family business, Fontana Monuments, in Colma. He was a graduate of Our Lady of Perpetual Help and Riordan High School. He enjoyed a life long career as a master carpenter. Gil was the beloved...
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Barbara Eleanor Steiner

September 30, 1927 - November 18, 2018

Barbara Parker Steiner passed away, peacefully at the age of 91, on November 18, 2018. From the day she was born, on September 30th, 1927 to the day she died, she embraced life with a vigor and resilience that was the underpinning of her good health, vitality and infinite strength. Barbara was the daughter of John Everett and Mary Celia (Conway) Parker. She was the youngest of three children,...
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Wesley C. Tallman

February 3, 1943 - November 17, 2018

Wesley C. Tallman – late of San Jose, CA and a long-time resident of Hillsborough, CA died peacefully in his home on November 17, 2018 at the age of 75. He was born February 3, 1943 in Rochester, New York. Wesley enjoyed a long and successful career in the financial services industry that began with his acceptance into the management training program at Lincoln First Bank and led to his...
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Dorothy Elaine Freethy

December 22, 1927 - November 11, 2018

Hearing the distant sound of angelic music, Dorothy quietly made her exit from earth for her grand debut in heaven. Dorothy Elaine Freethy was a rare combination of social butterfly and devout Catholic. Her joie de vivre and zest for life were huge; her love of family and friends held no bounds. Fashionista, avid line dancer, gracious hostess, voracious reader, Betty White lookalike, world...
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Marjorie Arlene McCarthy

January 11, 1939 - November 8, 2018

January 11, 1939 - November 8, 2018 Marjorie McCarthy was born in San Francisco to Francis and Kathleen Clothier on January 11, 1939. Marge was a loving and devoted wife to her husband Andy for 56 years, until his passing May 29 2017. Marge was also a loving, generous and proud Mother and Grandmother survived by her son, Stephen (Mary) and Grandkids, Kelsey, Kendall and Conner and also her son,...
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Barry Lewis Marquardt

July 11, 1946 - November 3, 2018


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Biasina Ghiazza

January 25, 1930 - October 28, 2018

At rest on October 28, 2018. Loving wife of Pietro Ghiazza (deceased). Beloved mother of Angela (Mauro) Quilici and Rita (Marco) Sozzi. Cherished grandmother of Alicia and Antonio Quilici, and Marisa and Stefania Sozzi. Gina was a homemaker who devoted her life to her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed spending time with her family and tending to her garden. Family and...
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Donald Romey

June 25, 1925 - October 27, 2018

Donald Romey, third generation San Franciscan, whose maternal great- grandfather, Karl (Carlos) Glein , a friend of John Sutter, opened a hardware store on Market and Mason, selling tools to the miners. His paternal grandparents arrived from Sydney, Australia prior to the 1906 earthquake establishing Romey's Markets in four locations throughout the city. While celebrating his graduation from...
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Catherine Cat O'Brien

January 21, 1997 - October 23, 2018

Catherine "Cat" O'Brien was taken from us unexpectedly Tuesday, October 23, 2018, at the age of 21. She was the cherished daughter of Patricia Heselton O'Brien and Luke Kevin O'Brien, beloved sister of Brendan O'Brien, and the adored granddaughter of Lillian Heselton and the late Harry Heselton. She was also the precious niece of Steve and Karen Heselton and Matthew O'Brien, and the loved...
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Gerald Joseph McMahon

December 5, 1966 - October 22, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of Gerald Joseph McMahon announces his passing on Monday October 22, 2018 at the age of 51. Gerald will be lovingly remembered and missed by his parents, Joseph Gerald and Teresa McMahon, his caring siblings, Francine, Anthony and Patrick McMahon. Gerald was a devoted uncle to his nieces and nephew Jeffrey, Adeline, Joseph, Ryan, Michael, Ryan, Talon and...
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Edna Robin White

August 4, 1930 - October 20, 2018

Robin White Aug 1930 – Oct 2018 Robin was born in San Francisco to John and Edna Spielbauer, and grew up in the Mission District, where her parents ran a bakery. In her teenage years, the family moved to the West Portal district, and Robin attended Abraham Lincoln High School, and later San Francisco State College, where she studied biology, and where she met her future husband, Lewis. ...
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Mary Chakos

February 15, 1929 - October 19, 2018

Beloved wife and mother, Mary Chakos, passed away suddenly on October 19, 2018. She was born in Gary, Indiana, the eldest daughter of Eli and Maria Gusan, immigrants from Romania. She met her husband, Tom J. Chakos, in middle school and they graduated from Froebel High School. Mary and Tom came to San Francisco in 1960, lived in Novato until moving to Hillsborough in 1970. Mary loved...
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Noel Elizabeth Lemos

December 7, 1936 - October 17, 2018


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Wanda Lenardon

October 21, 1924 - October 13, 2018

Wanda Lenardon, of Burlingame, passed on peacefully, surrounded by loved ones on October 13, 2018. Wanda was born on October 21, 1924 in Stockton to David and Josephine Pellegri. Wanda is survived by her beloved husband of 73 years, Bob, her children Barbara Cleary (Tim), Bob (Cheryl), Jim (Lynn) and 9 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Wanda moved to Burlingame as a new bride in...
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Charles Armstrong Kircher

June 24, 1929 - October 11, 2018

Charles Armstrong Kircher, passed away on October 11th in San Mateo CA. He is survived by his three sons, Stephen (Lari) of Granite Bay, Timothy of Vallejo, and Matthew (Mary) of Hillsborough, his six grandchildren; Scott (Shannon) of Anguilla, Sean (Linda) of Sonoma, Ryan of Hillsborough, Douglas of Granite Bay, William of Marina Del Rey, and Melinda Katherine of Hillsborough, and his sister...
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John Gordon Grant

October 31, 1933 - October 5, 2018

John Grant passed away surrounded by his family on October 5th, 2018 at 6:00pm in Redwood City. He was comfortable and joking until the very end. He was a highly considerate man who never wanted any one around him to feel uncomfortable. He was welcoming, kind, and beloved by everyone that came in contact with him. Born in Glasgow, Scotland on October 31, 1933, tragedy befell him at an early...
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Andrew (Jim) Pinfold

April 12, 1933 - October 2, 2018

Beloved and amazing husband of Shirley Pinfold, devoted father of Sam Pinfold, loving grandfather of David and Sarah Pinfold, caring cousin to Bess Ann Murray. Andrew (Jim) was a devoted Math teacher for many years at Lowell High School. Andrew (Jim) was a proud member of the San Mateo Elks. Andrew's (Jim) family would like to extend a special thanks to Andrew's (Jim) dear friends at the...
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Winifred Gogarty

February 8, 1922 - September 26, 2018

On September 26th, Winnie Gogarty, 96, of Burlingame, CA, peacefully reunited with her husband, her parents and many others of her friends and relatives, who, in believing that Jesus Christ is the way to eternal life, are enjoying eternity in Heaven. Winnie was born February 8, 1922, in Abbeyfeale, Ireland as Winnie Flynn. She remained in Ireland, where she was a honor student of Gaelic, to...
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Lavr (Larry) Alexis Stoopenkoff

February 24, 1931 - September 24, 2018

Beloved husband of Kathleen (Katie) Kane, devoted father of Alex Stoopenkoff, and Grandfather of Samantha, Ella and Anthony Stoopenkoff. Larry was born in Mineola, New York, of Russian immigrant parents, Alexis A. Stoopenkoff and Lydia Mayevski, who had escaped from Russia. He was extremely proud of his Russian Heritage. During High School he moved to Guatemala with his father, who was in the...
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Ija Schmit

August 23, 1936 - September 22, 2018

Ija Schmit, a long-time resident of Hillsborough, died at her home on September 22, 2018, surrounded by her beloved family. She was 82. Born August 23, 1936 in Rezekne, Latvia, she was the daughter of Dmitri and Nina Podmoshensky. She was the beloved wife of Harvey Thomas Schmit and devoted mother of Nina Shultz and dear mother-in-law of Daniel. She had one brother, Rev. Abbot Herman...
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Laurence Aloysius Gavin, M.D., FRCP, FACE

June 15, 1946 - September 17, 2018

Dr. Laurence Aloysius Gavin M.D., FRCP, FACP, FACE June 15, 1946 – September 17, 2018 Dr. Laurence Gavin passed away peacefully at his home in Hillsborough on September 17th, 2018. Larry was born on June 15, 1946 in Bagnalstown, County Carlow, Ireland to John and Teresa (Tessie) Gavin. In his early years Larry was raised on the family farm, Fenniscourt, where he ran the fields and...
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Carole Joan Rodoni

December 1, 1942 - September 14, 2018

Carole Joan Rodoni December 1, 1942 – September 14, 2018 Resident of San Mateo, California Beloved and devoted mother of Bill Rodoni and Jennifer Glore, caring sister of Charles John Antonini Jr., and cherished grandmother of Jack, Jessica, Nicholas, and Jamison. She was the treasured sister-in-law of Mary as well as a wonderful mother-in-law to Elizabeth and Jim. Carole touched many...
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Robert Dean McMillen

August 24, 1929 - September 7, 2018

Robert Dean "Bob" McMillen, age 89, passed away on Friday, September 7, 2018 in Burlingame, California. Bob was born on August 24, 1929 in Wooster, Ohio, to Alma Devona (Marshall) and William Frederick McMillen. Bob attended Ada High School, where he excelled on the track and football teams. After graduating in 1947, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Ohio...
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Roy Donald Sterner

May 21, 1940 - September 5, 2018

Roy Donald Sterner May 21, 1940 - September 5, 2018 Resident of Burlingame Beloved husband of Barbara Sterner and loving father of Kristine Rogan, Roy Sterner was a lifelong resident of Burlingame, California. After graduating from Burlingame High School in 1959, he worked at the U.S. Post Office before entering the United States Army where he completed basic training at Fort Benning,...
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Gary Clarence Yount

July 27, 1934 - September 4, 2018

Gary Yount, age 84, a longtime resident of San Mateo, passed away on September 4, 2018. He was born July 27, 1923 in Palo Alto, the son of Clarence and Adah Yount. Gary attended Palo Alto schools and graduated San Jose State University. He served in the US Air Force and he enjoyed a long career with AT & T; he was a member of the Masonic Lodge; a passionate reader and life long learner with...
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Jerome Driscoll Devoto

October 14, 1935 - August 30, 2018

Beloved husband of Barbara DeVoto, devoted father of Jeanne DeVoto, James DeVoto and Daniel DeVoto, loving father-in-law of Maria DeVoto and proud grandpa of Isabella DeVoto. Born in San Francisco to parents Lillian and Jerome L. DeVoto, "Jerry" graduated from Jefferson High School in Daly City and earned his Bachelor's degree from San Francisco State University. After honorably...
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Arcadio Daza

April 30, 1940 - August 25, 2018

Arcadio Daza passed away in Daly City on August 25, 2018, with loving family at his side. He was born in Colombia on April 30, 1940 , to Arcadio and Elisa (Moreno) Daza. He came to the Bay Area 27 years ago and retired after working many years at San Francisco Airport. Arcadio was the loved husband of Nelly Gutierrez Daza; cherished father of Nestor (and his wife, Olga), Carlos (and his...
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Nikolai Misersky

May 11, 1927 - August 24, 2018

Nikolai Misersky, long-time resident of Burlingame, passed away at his home on August 24, 2018 at the age of 91. He was born May 11, 1927 in China, the son of Vasily Misersky and Helen Francis Ogrjvailo Misersky. He worked for many years as a Machinist in the Aircraft Industry. Nikolai was the beloved husband of the late Maria Stepanenkov Misersky and the loved father of George Misersky and...
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George Youngling

August 22, 2018

George passed on August 22, 2018 at age 95. He was born on December 4, 1922 in Huntington, New York and was raised in Freeport on Long Island. He was the son of Louis S. Youngling and Nell Webster Youngling. He was the brother of Theodore Youngling and Louis Youngling. He attended Lehigh University and NYU (Delta Upsilon fraternity). At the outset of World War II he transferred to the United...
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Marina Torru

July 20, 1932 - August 17, 2018

Marina Torru peacefully passed away of natural causes on August 17th 2018. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who was 86 years young. Marina was born on July 20th 1932 in Harbin China. Marina spent her early childhood in Harbin, but her family soon moved to San Francisco where she graduated from Sacred Heart Preparatory High School and San Francisco State...
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Nancy Gray Krah

March 8, 1923 - August 16, 2018

Nancy Gray Krah, 95, a 45 year resident of San Mateo passed away on Thursday, August 16 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Queens, New York on March 8, 1923, to the late James Gray and Alice (Collins) Gray, she was the loving wife to her "knight in shining armor" Charles E. Krah who predeceased her. She is survived by her sons, James, Douglas, Thomas and her daughter Margo...
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Carolyn Jeanne Gaul

November 28, 1929 - August 9, 2018

Carolyn Jeanne Gaul November 28, 1929 - August 9, 2018 Resident of San Mateo Carolyn Jeanne Gaul, known to family and friends as Queenie or Tutu died at the age of 88 surrounded by family. She was born to Anthony and Gwen Campbell in Honolulu, Hawaii. Carolyn and her older brother Tenney enjoyed life on the Islands before leaving for Lone Mountain College where she earned her Bachelor's...
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Gregor Hall Gannam

June 15, 1945 - August 5, 2018

Greg Gannam, 73, is home with the Lord after a long illness. He passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Berkeley, CA to Philip and Louise Gannam. Shortly thereafter they moved to Wilmingon, CA, where he and his brothers were raised and their family business, Gannam's Market, thrived. Educated in Catholic elementary and high schools, he attended the...
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Robert Brewster Gulliksen

November 7, 1940 - August 3, 2018

On August 3, 2018 Robert Brewster Gulliksen passed away at Kentfield Accute Center in San Francisco. It was a long and painful battle with many complications from a rare syndrome called Guillain Barre Syndrome also known as GBS. Robert was born in San Mateo and lived most of his life there except for 14 memorable years in Half Moon Bay California. He attended local schools such as Park ...
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Blanche C. Doernhoefer

August 1, 2018

Blanche C. Doernhoefer was born in Oakland, California and passed away in San Bruno, CA at the age of ninety-three. She was a homemaker for seventy years. She is survived by her four children and other family members. She will be greatly missed. Private memorial to be held later.
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Juanita Mary "Swanee" Eckert

March 4, 1923 - July 31, 2018

Juanita Eggers Eckert, known to all as "Swanee", was born in San Francisco CA on March 4,1923. She moved with her parents to Tucson Arizona where they homesteaded in the desert for 4 years. The family returned to the San Francisco Bay Area where Swanee resided until her death on July 31, 2018, 95 years of age. She was educated in the public schools in San Francisco and graduated from Lick...
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Mary Ernestina Ginocchio

September 2, 1932 - July 30, 2018

Mary Ernestina Ginocchio, daughter of the late Livio and Flora Banchero (originally of Italy), passed away peacefully on July 30th, 2018 in Burlingame, California at age 85. She is the loving wife of the late Carlo Ginocchio. Precious sister of Rose Edel. Cherished "Auntie Mame" to Gary Bagnani, Stephen Edel, Katherine Edel, Patricia Edel-Beck, and David Edel. She was Pre-deceased by her...
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John (Giovanni) Aurelio Andreini

November 10, 1927 - July 27, 2018

Husband of Linda Andreini. Father to Marc, Peter, Lisa, Tia, Adam and Adrianna. Grandfather to 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Brothers Georgio and Romano and sister Giovanna also survive him. "For as a man thinks in his heart, so is he." Proverbs 23-7. A giant of a man whose accomplishments coupled with self-sacrifice and generosity and a spirit to...
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Victoria Medovshikoff

July 17, 2018

Victoria Medovshikoff was born in Yugoslavia and passed away in San Mateo, California at the age of eighty years. She was a banker for forty years. She is survived by her brother-in-law, Nicholas Ionoff (Tonya) of San Mateo, California. She will be greatly missed.
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Malcolm Blaine Barnett

July 15, 2018

Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family after a long struggle with congestive heart failure. Survived by Rosaleen, his loving and devoted wife, daughters Adrienne (Tim) Jones, Erin (Gus) Galindo and Jennifer (Mark) Skorlich. Adored grandfather to Kevin and Brendan Galindo, and Bridget Skorlich. Survived also by loving siblings Arlene (Kon) Balin, Julian (Kaye) Barnett,...
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Garrett William Baker

April 15, 1958 - July 14, 2018

Garrett William Baker was born in San Francisco, the youngest child of Robert and Marilyn Baker. He is survived by his brother Dr. Gregory Baker, sister-in-law Gail Baker, niece/goddaughter Danielle Baker, nephews Christopher and Ryan Baker, aunt and uncle Diane and Len Forster, cousins Alanna Smith, Jacqueline Hanson, Gloria Collins and godson Mitchell Hanson. Gary (his chosen name during...
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Edith A. (née Perrone) DeAngelis

July 12, 2018

Edith A. DeAngelis (née Perrone) passed away peacefully on July 12, 2018 in San Bruno, CA. Beloved wife of the late Vincent James DeAngelis; a Potrero Hill San Francisco native and devoted daughter of Italian immigrants, the last surviving of five siblings. Adored mother of James DeAngelis, Nancy Fernandez (Jay Fernandez), Lynn Peterson (the late Bud Peterson), and Frank DeAngelis; Cherished...
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Alfredo Lunardi

July 14, 1929 - July 9, 2018

Alfredo Lunardi, founder of Lunardi's Markets, beloved husband of the late Irene Lunardi, cherished father of son Paul and the late Ralph Lunardi, brother of Dora Quilici, son of the late Rafaello and Ameila Lunardi. Alfredo was born in San Pietro A Vico, Lucca, Italy. In 1950, at the age of 20, he left his native Italy and settled in San Francisco. Alfredo met his beloved wife Irene Geisel...
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Maria Mana Heinrich

July 4, 2018

Maria S. Heinrich, "Mana" was born in San Francisco, California and passed away on July 4, 2018 at the age of Fifty-seven years. She was a homemaker for 10 years. She is survived by her husband, Mark Heinrich. Maria is mother to Nadia Heinrich of Jefferson, Oregon who enjoys a country style home life with her husband Cameron. Nadia recently gave birth to Maria's first grandchild, a baby Boy...
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Duane Hoopes

June 27, 2018

Raymond Duane Hoopes 11/23/1949 – 6/27/2018 On June 27, 2018, God called one of His warriors home. Raymond Duane Hoopes, 68, passed away at home in Mountain View, CA, of natural causes. Born and raised in the Bay Area, he lived his youth with energy and saw life through an artistic lens. Whether he was carving pumpkins, cooking a meal, or building Lego sets with his nephew,...
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Kevin Michael Duggan

June 26, 2018

March 19, 1956 – June 26, 2018 Longtime San Mateo County resident Kevin Michael Duggan, 62, passed away on June 26th after an extended and pain-filled final battle with cancer. Born in San Francisco to Patrick and Pauline (Burke) Duggan in March of 1956, he came to San Mateo when the family moved to the Shoreview neighborhood in 1958. Kevin grew up there, attended and graduated from both...
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Evelyn Pappageorge

July 9, 1926 - June 21, 2018

Evelyn Pappageorge, often referred to as 'Aunt 11' (due to her being prettier than a '10') died as she wanted peacefully in her home surrounded by her loving family. She was a true Cretan mother who would have battled and possibly won against an army to protect her family. She was a beautiful woman who possessed natural elegance and style. Once described as 'holding court' when she entered a...
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Pierce Joseph Davison

February 22, 1995 - June 20, 2018

Beloved son of Peter and Jennifer Davison, caring brother to Robert Davison. After a valiant and hard fought twelve-month struggle with cancer, Pierce passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family. Along with his immediate family, Pierce is survived by his loving grandmother Joan Concilla White of Danville, CA and his uncle and aunt, Joseph and Leslie Concilla, and cousins Jacqueline, Mark,...
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Murdo Mackinnon Nicolson

May 31, 1934 - June 17, 2018

Murdo MacKinnon Nicolson of San Mateo, California, peacefully passed away at home on June 17, 2018 with his family beside him. He was the second born son to his parents Victoria and Murdo in Hong Kong, China. At the age of 5, he moved to San Francisco, while his father was a prisoner of war in China. He attended George Peabody Elementary in San Francisco and King George V Form school in Hong...
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Paul Jay Verbelli

April 22, 1946 - June 17, 2018

Paul Verbelli passed away in Burlingame on Sunday, June 17, 2018. He was 72. Paul was born in Massachusetts on April 22, 1946, the son of Mario Verbelli and Jeanne Marie Spargo. His family moved to California when he was a young boy, and Paul attended school at Our Lady of Angels Catholic School and graduated Mills High School - during those years in High School he was a passionate athlete...
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William Anthony Flaherty

September 13, 1943 - June 6, 2018

Bill grew up in Worcester MA where he worked along side his father and grandfather in their family business Brady Flaherty Ink Co. while attending school. After high school Bill was accepted into St Michael's College in VT where he became and avid skier and ultimately graduated with a bachelors degree in chemistry. When college ended Bill joined the United States Marine Corp. He was...
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Marilyn Joyce (Rogers) Simpson

June 10, 1936 - May 30, 2018

Marilyn Joyce Simpson died at her home in Foster City, California on May 30th, 2018. Born in 1936, Marilyn was the youngest daughter of Harold Miner Rogers and Hattie Olivia Newcomb of Reading, Massachusetts. She was a 1954 graduate of Pioneer High School in Reading, Massachusetts and attended Farmington Technical Teachers College in Farmington, Maine. Marilyn met Ferris Arthur Simpson when the...
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Maxine Fisher

May 29, 2018

Maxine Fisher June 10, 1939 – May 29, 2018 Maxine Fisher passed away May 29,2018. Maxine was born in Tulare, CA to Norman (deceased) and Dovie (deceased) Metting. She was the loving wife to Jay L. Fisher(deceased). She is survived by her Son John Fisher and Sister Norma Fisher. She was a devoted Aunt to Wayne Fisher (deceased) and Gary Fisher (deceased). She moved to California where she...
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Beryl Lois Dilsaver

May 25, 2018

Beryl Lois (Wadsworth) Dilsaver Beryl passed away quietly on May 25th in her home in San Mateo, California. She was born in Jefferson, Iowa on February 14, 1925 to Leslie and Grace (Ogden) Wadsworth. In 1950, Beryl graduated from University of Northern Iowa. From there, she taught 4th grade in Iowa, Wyoming, and California. After meeting Harold Dilsaver, they married in Rawlins, Wyoming...
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Dianne Elizabeth Del Grande

June 15, 1942 - May 25, 2018


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Kirk Charles Vorsatz

May 21, 1968 - May 20, 2018

Kirk Charles Vorsatz, 49, of Redwood City, CA, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones on May 20th, 2018, after a long battle with cancer. Born in Burlingame on May 21, 1968, Kirk was a graduate of Burlingame High School and earned his B.A. from California State University, Hayward. Kirk had a career in sales as the top recruiter for Hall Kinion and Kforce and later became the...
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Yolanda Giacalone

August 11, 1918 - May 18, 2018

Yolanda Viola Giacalone passed away in Burlingame, May 18, 2018 at the young age of 99. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Giacalone for 62 years. Adored mother to Jeanne Giacalone (Gary Friendshuh), Lonnie Hurst, and Shirley Barulich (Robert). Cherished grandmother of Kim Rumble (Bill), Michael Hurst (Debbie), and Heather Englert (Mark). Great Grandmother of Ethan, Zach, and Megan Rumble, Regan,...
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Robert Doyle Roby

October 12, 1922 - May 13, 2018

Robert D. Roby, 95 years, passed peacefully on May 13, 2018. A resident of Burlingame, he is survived by his devoted wife of 10 years, Peggy. Predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Mary Anne, he leaves his children Linda, Bill, Diane (and Tony), Sue (and Ross), stepdaughter Geni (and Jim), grandchildren Wendy (and Patrick), Mark, Ross, Jonathan (and Kate), and Austin, great-granddaughter Kristina,...
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Stephen Wright Barber

February 24, 1937 - May 11, 2018

Stephen Wright Barber, Lieutenant Commander, U. S. Navy (Retired), Twenty five-year resident of the Sunset District in San Francisco, then of San Mateo, CA and more recently of Alameda, CA, passed away on May 11 at the age of 81. Steve was born in New York City on February 24, 1937 but spent most of his youth in the State of Vermont. He always considered himself a "green mountain boy" and a...
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John Joseph Simonetti

October 2, 1959 - May 11, 2018

John Joseph Simonetti October 2, 1959 to May 11, 2018 Our beloved John Joseph Simonetti, age 58, passed away on Friday, May 11th, 2018, after a courageous 2-1/2 month battle against liver cancer. He was surrounded by loving family and friends at the Mission Hospice House in San Mateo, CA. Born October 2nd, 1959 at Mount Zion Hospital San Francisco, California, he was a longtime resident of...
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Ellen Patricia Ballard

May 9, 2018

Ellen Patricia Ballard, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and passed away in San Francisco, California at the age of 75 years. She was a piano teacher for 50 years. She is survived by her son Andy Ballard (Andrea) from Hillsborough, CA. She will be greatly missed by many. Placement of ashes at a later date at St. Peter's Episcopal Church on the Green, Monroe, CT.
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Joan M. Rusinyak

August 18, 1919 - May 7, 2018

Joan (Stoltman) Rusinyak was born in Grafton, North Dakota, on August 8, 1919 to John and Regina Stoltman. Joan was the youngest of six siblings. Joan was a loving mother and wife to her daughter Carol, and her late husband Frank. She had a very generous and loving spirit. At her assisted living, Atria, she had many great friends and was voted Ambassador of Atria five years in a row. Joan...
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Germain J. L'Heureux

May 6, 2018

Germain J. L'Heureux 2/5/30 - 5/6/18, returned to his maker at the age of 88. Beloved husband of Carol (61 yrs.), his constant companion in their many adventures- camping and exploring across the country and beyond. Loving father of Clare (Doug), Andy (Selene), And Colette (Troy). Adoring grandfather of Matt (Heather), Lindsay (Brian), step grandfather of Dom. Great grandfather of Penny...
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Bryce Ronald Nelson

May 2, 2018

Bryce Ronald Nelson February 26, 1997 – May 2, 2018 Resident of Burlingame Son of Nancy and Kevin Nelson, brother of Hilary Nelson, nephew of Glen Rock, and grandchild of Ron and Beth Rock of La Jolla, CA. Bryce was a graduate of Burlingame High School and student at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Bryce's passions for exploration, creativity, technology, and film drove his life. ...
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