Our Obituaries

Norma Galea

November 30, 1937 - May 17, 2020

Norma Mary Galea was born in San Francisco, California and passed away on May 17, 2020 in Burlingame, California. Norma was a homemaker for over 50 years. She is survived by her husband, Paul Galea and their son, John Paul Galea. A private graveside service will be held on Friday, May 22, 2020 at 11:45 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Colma, CA.
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Carla Marie Lucett

July 11, 1936 - May 17, 2020

Our precious Carla, passed away peacefully at home in Burlingame CA, surrounded by her loving family who meant the world to her. Born in Oakland to Karl and Edna Loeffler and loving sister to her pre-deceased brother, Scott. Carla was a loving and devoted wife to Neal of 56 years. She leaves behind her daughter Denise Soucy (Roger), her four sons, Matthew (Lisa), Michael (Chris), Scott ...
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Edward W. Rubin

March 13, 1952 - May 9, 2020

Edward Weill Rubin, age 68, a native of Bacolod, Philippines, passed away in Burlingame, California on May 9, 2020. He was the beloved husband of Leticia (Inciong), a loving father to Michael, Christine and John and a doting grand father to Abigail, Kaydence, Charlotte, Dara and Royce. Edward was born to Antonio and Emma (Weill) Rubin and beloved by his siblings Pinky, Cosette, Jimmy and Marissa...
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Daniel C. Lonegran

March 23, 1942 - May 5, 2020

Danny, a longtime resident of San Jose and Burlingame, passed away on May 5, 2020. Born in Cleveland Ohio, Danny was a graduate of Serra High School, The University of San Francisco and The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Danny began his work life with Wells Fargo Bank where he moved through the ranks, culminating a long career as a Vice President with the Company. Danny was...
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Jean Marie Hazelwood

May 16, 1926 - May 1, 2020

Devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend Jean Marie Hazelwood, 93, died peacefully on May Day, 2020, after battling the COVID 19 virus. Jean was born in San Francisco on May 16, 1926, the first child of Warren and Kay Craft. She was followed by her brothers Warren ("Bud") and Donald and sister Kathy. Jean grew up in the shadow of the Palace of Fine Arts and walked across the...
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Doris Calori Iusi

January 26, 1930 - May 1, 2020

January 26, 1930 - May 1, 2020 Beloved wife of the late Donald Iusi. Loving mother of Donna Scheer (James) and devoted sister of the late Lena Caserza (the late Lawrence). Dear aunt of Ronald Caserza (Diane) and the late Pamela Pizzorno (the late Richard). Great aunt of Marcus, Matthew, Valerie and David (Krystal) and great-great aunt of Melina, Maya, Luca and Norah. Dear Godmother of Maxine...
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Helen Elizabeth Fortenbach

June 25, 1920 - April 24, 2020

On Friday, April 24, 2020, Helen Elizabeth Fortenbach, loving sister, aunt, and mother, passed away peacefully at the age of 99. She was born on June 25, 1920, in Canton, Illinois, to Clifford and Rachel Utzinger. In 1939 she married her older brother's best friend, Robert (Bob) Fortenbach. During WWII she was a Red Cross nurse's aide and also worked for the USO. When Bob went to Coeur d...
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Gloria Claire Conti

December 15, 1924 - April 23, 2020

CONTI, Gloria Claire Lang – Gloria passed away peacefully on April 23, 2020 at 95 years old. She was the beloved wife of 58 years to Frank Conti Sr., cherished mother of Diana Conti, Elisa Conti, Frank Conti Jr and Carol Conti Norton, and dear sister to Audrey Stroupe. Born December 15, 1924 to August and Josephine Lang, Gloria was a long-time San Mateo County resident where she lived most...
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Susan L. Grau

October 24, 1944 - April 21, 2020

Susan Locklin Grau passed away on April 21, 2020 at her home in the Bay Area. She fought cancer with grace and grit for six years. She felt compelled to participate in clinical trials for the sake of research and future treatments. She was born in Scituate, MA on October 24, 1944 to Chester and Lillian Locklin. She was predeceased by her adored husband, Fritz H. Grau. They shared a great love...
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Sandra Lee Dennison

August 29, 1938 - April 6, 2020

Sandy Dennison, a long-time resident of Foster City passed away at Mills Peninsula Hospital on April 6, 2020 at the age of 81, after battling an aggressive form of cancer. Born in Long Beach, she was a graduate of Palo Alto High School and San Jose State University. Lived in San Diego and settled in Foster City for the past 48 years. Sandy's passion was to play and teach bridge. She was a member...
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David Koval

May 4, 1967 - April 4, 2020

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Edgar Francis Drucker, M.D.

April 25, 1920 - March 15, 2020

Dr. Edgar Drucker, a long-time resident of San Mateo and Burlingame, died peacefully at his home on March 15, 2020. He was 99. Born in Chicago on April 25, 1920, he earned his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Illinois. He served in the US Navy during WWII. Eventually settling in San Mateo, he established a surgical practice at Mills Peninsula Hospital to which he was...
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Margaret Louise "Peggy" Heuer

July 31, 1931 - March 10, 2020

Margaret Louise "Peggy" Heuer died in San Francisco on March 10, 2020, at the age of 88. She was a lifelong resident of the city, born there July 13, 1931. She attended The Hamlin School in San Francisco, then Stanford University and secretarial school after that. For 40 years she spent a long and enjoyable career in the financial services industry, beginning as a stockbroker with Reynolds...
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Barbara Beukema Richard

March 1, 2020

Barbara Beukema Richard died in San Mateo, CA on March 1, 2020 at the age of 89. Beloved wife of Gene Richard, loving mother of Thomas (Clare) of State College, PA, John (Kathryn) of Atlanta, GA and David (Shannon) of Ventura, CA; devoted grandmother of Tim and Elaine; Alex, Sarah, James and Laura; Charlie and Hazel; loving sister-in-law of Allen (Judy) Richard of Bellevue, WA; and loving aunt...
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Leonardo G. Santos

June 28, 1936 - February 24, 2020

Leonardo G. Santos, age 83 passed away on Monday, February 24, 2020 at Kaiser Hospital in Oakland. He was born June 28, 1936, in Manila, to Maximiano and Hilaria Santos. He married Angelina de Guzman on July 31, 1960, in Manila. Leonardo truly lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures; gardening, watching his favorite TV shows and spending time with his family. He is survived by his...
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Patricia Annette Engel

January 4, 1938 - February 12, 2020

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Graciana Reyes Eugenio

December 18, 1928 - February 4, 2020

Graciana Reyes Eugenio was born in Manila, Philippines and passed away on Feb., 4, 2020 in South San Francisco, California at the age of 91. She was an elementary school teacher for 30 years. She is survived by many family members here if the Bay Area and Philippines. Funeral Service at Crosby-N. Gray & Co. 2 Park Road, Burlingame, CA on Wed., February 12, 2020 from 5:00pm- 9:00pm. Interment...
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Victor Anson Neeley

October 21, 1962 - February 3, 2020

Victor Anson Neeley October 21, 1962 February 3, 2020 Resident of San Mateo Victor, beloved husband of Karen for 32 years and devoted dad to his cherished sons, Christopher and Stephen, passed away at home on 2/3/2020. He is survived by his loving mother Mary Ann Curtis and older sisters Cynthia (Tim) and Pamela. He shared a very special bond with his late stepfather Jack. Victor was...
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Willa Ann Spina

May 17, 1937 - February 3, 2020

Willa Ann Spina, 82 of San Mateo California passed away peacefully on February 3, 2020 at home surrounded by her children. Willa was born in Scottsbluff, Nebraska on May 17, 1937, daughter of William and Ruth (Stricker) Green. She is survived by her five loving children, son John (Kathy) Spina, son Steve (Linda) Spina, daughter Paula (William) Gilmartin, daughter Laura (Thom) McMahon, and...
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Francisco Ramirez Bautista

January 16, 1941 - February 1, 2020

Francisco Bautista passed away on February 1, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in the Philippines on January 16, 1941. He was a long time resident of San Mateo County and of Pasay City, PI; in 1961 he earned a degree in Business Administration from University of the East. He was a devoted Roman Catholic. Francisco was the beloved husband of Geronima S. Belen-Bautista; devoted...
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Charles "Charlie" Frederick

May 11, 1945 - January 31, 2020

Charlie Frederick, owner of C F Electric of San Mateo, CA was a force of nature. Quick with a smile, happy to help, practical to a fault, Charlie truly enjoyed people, live music and problem solving. As early as junior high he was technically adept, repairing TVs for his neighbors for cash. In 1968, Charlie became the first black union apprentice in Los Angeles County (IBEW Local #11, District #6...
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Patricia A. "Pat" Miller

October 20, 1939 - January 30, 2020

Pat, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and native San Franciscan passed away peacefully at home on January 30, 2020 at the age of 80, surrounded by her loved ones after battling an aggressive form of cancer. Pat is survived by her husband of 55 years, Paul Miller, her children Mike (Lisa) from Burlingame, Britt (Kristin) from Sonoma, and Brian (Amy) from Hillsborough, grandchildren Bailey,...
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Peter A. Benson, M.D.

June 19, 1931 - January 28, 2020

Peter A. Benson, M.D. For 58 years he was a forensic pathologist for San Mateo County 1962-2020. He joked he might be the oldest practicing forensic pathologist in the country, but then discovered a slightly older one somewhere. He died unexpectedly on January 28th, 2020 at his place of work. He was 88. Born in Mt. Vernon, N.Y on June 19, 1931 to Hjalmar Benson (originally Bengtsson), a...
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Althea Williams Hurley

April 10, 1933 - January 27, 2020

Althea Williams Hurley, born April 10, 1933 in Stratford, CT, and recently from El Dorado Hills, CA died peacefully on January 27, 2020 with her daughters by her side. Althea graduated from Russell Sage College. Married in 1955, Althea was the widow of her beloved, Richard Timothy Hurley. She was a loving mother to four daughters, Patricia Steinhardt (Howard) of San Mateo, California, Kathryn...
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Muriel Mary O'Dwyer

May 23, 1935 - January 27, 2020

Muriel, a longtime resident of Burlingame, passed away peacefully while surrounded by family following a recent illness. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Thomas P. O'Dwyer; daughter Orla; three sons and their spouses: Rory and Jeri, Kevin and Lisa, Kieran and Elizabeth; grandchildren Graham, Evelyn, Emily, William and Kiera; sister Gemma (Pat Field); and numerous extended family...
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Candice Jang Gray

October 9, 1952 - January 23, 2020

Beloved wife of Cliff Gray, caring mother of Cory Nicolai, mother-in-law to Elicia Ramsey, devoted grandmother to Ethan, Zachary and Jacob Nicolai and sister to Dennis Jang. She was born in San Francisco to her mother Lillian Etsuko Windom (nee Kitagawa) and father Lucky Jang. Candy touched many lives with her spirit, smile, wit and genuine kindness. She graduated San Francisco's Lincoln High...
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Helen Yuill

October 5, 1922 - January 18, 2020

Helen Yuill was born during the "Roaring Twenties" in 1922, in a suburb west of Chicago, Il. She was the identical twin sister of Evelyn, and younger sister of Dorothy and Alice. The four girls grew up during the Great Depression with their parents Matthias and Anna Bollweg, who provided a stable family home during that difficult economic time and the WWII years that followed. In 1946, she...
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Mary Ann Martinez

April 11, 1933 - January 16, 2020

Mary Ann Martinez passed away peacefully in her Burlingame home on January 16, 2020 at the age of 86. Beloved and devoted mother to Steven T. Martinez, David B. Martinez, Susan D. Martinez, James M. Martinez, and Carol Raisner. Mary Ann was predeceased by her loving husband of 35 years, Thomas L. Martinez and her daughter, Karen L. Hooker. Mary Ann was a cherished and loving grandmother and great...
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Fr. Michael James O'Shea, O.F.M. Cap.

November 14, 1926 - January 16, 2020

Fr. Michael James O'Shea was born in Cork City, Ireland on November 14, 1926 the son of Mortimer O'Shea and Catherine Mehigan. He entered the Capuchin Order on October 3, 1946 at Rochestown, Ireland where he received the habit and was given the religious name Venantius. He professed his Solemn Vows on October 4, 1950. He was ordained to the priesthood on May 23, 1954 at Capuchin Friary Co....
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William "Bill" Britton Jr.

September 6, 1956 - January 15, 2020

William (Bill) Britton passed away peacefully on January 15, 2020 in Red¬wood City with family and friends by his side. Bill was predeceased by his parents William J. and Patricia Brit-ton. He is survived by his children William, Loriann, Matthew, and Lea, along with his siblings John (Linda), Joseph (Michelle), Julie Kanzaki (Ken), Patricia Walker (Curt) and Kerry Hermann (Andy). He was blessed...
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Matthew Ryan Shaughnessy

July 21, 1983 - January 15, 2020

Matthew Ryan Shaughnessy was a loyal and generous soul, taken too soon by his own hand. Those who knew him, loved him, and his love for his friends and family was impenetrable. Matt was fiercely protective, often to the social detriment of his younger sister, and physical peril to his older brother. For Matt there was only black and white, no spite, no pettiness. Matt had an obstinate and honest...
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Martha Ann Melton

August 25, 1933 - January 13, 2020

Martha Ann Melton, of Foster City, passed away on Monday, January 13th. Born on August 25th, 1933 in Florence, Alabama, Martha was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Raymond C. Melton. Her family meant the world to her and she was a loving mother to Cecelia (Eli) Rapaich and Cynthia (Henry) Adams. She was a cherished Nana to Jackson and Elana Rapaich and Samuel and Audrey Adams. Hoku...
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Joseph John Quadt

January 23, 1936 - January 7, 2020

Joesph John Quadt January 23, 1936 - January 7, 2020Beloved husband of Gayle Quadt, loving father to John Quadt (Kim), Wendy Goeking (Karl), Kelly Waggoner (Bill), Leisa Port, Victoria Shannon (Guy), grandfather to 12 and great-grandfather to 11. Joseph touched many of lives with his positive outlook, his spirit and his sense of humor. Joseph was born in San Francisco and for high school, he...
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Stephen Elliott Morris

December 14, 1942 - January 1, 2020

On New Year's Day, Steve passed away peacefully after a long illness with family by his side. He was a second-generation San Franciscan who attended George Washington High School, San Francisco City College and San Francisco State University. During the Vietnam War, he served in the U.S. Marine Corp Reserves. He was a member of the Pacific Starr King Masonic Lodge and earned his 50 year pin....
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Edward Leroi "EJ" Jackson

April 17, 1970 - December 31, 2019

Edward Leroi Jackson ("EJ") passed away on December 31, 2019 at his home in Hillsborough, California. EJ was born on April 17, 1970 and lived in the Netherlands until he was nine years old and in New Mexico where he spent his teens and attended the Albuquerque Academy. EJ loved the outdoors, was an avid skateboarder and devoted runner throughout his life, having completed many half-marathons and...
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Patricia Karlene Wallace

July 9, 1940 - December 30, 2019

Patricia Karlene Wallace, a resident of Foster City, passed away at Peninsula Hospital in Burlingame on December 30, 2019 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. She was 79. She is survived by her loving husband of fifty years, Ronald Wallace, of Foster City. Two sons: Scott Wallace, his wife Autumn, grandchildren Scotland and Emelia of El Dorado Hills, CA; and, Kirk Wallace, wife Marianne...
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Rosemary Dixon

February 14, 1941 - December 24, 2019

Rosemary Dixon (nee Basich), a loving wife, mother, grandmother, cousin and friend, passed away peacefully on Christmas Eve morning, following a brave three-year battle with cancer. She was in her home of 53 years in San Mateo, California, surrounded by her family and her church minister, who was offering words of prayer. Rosemary was born on Valentine's Day, 1941, in Vancouver, BC, to Dane...
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Gina K. Sanfilippo

June 3, 1973 - December 21, 2019

Gina K. Sanfilippo, beloved daughter, sister, aunt & friend, passed away unexpectedly, in her sleep, December 21, 2019, at home. Gina is survived by her parents, Karen Baxter and Tom Sanfilippo, her step-dad, Scott Baxter, her sister, Michelle, nephews Dylan, Evan and Stevie, niece Mary and extended family and friends. She is predeceased by her loving brother, Donny. Born in Burlingame, CA.,...
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James Bryant Harris

April 6, 1952 - December 12, 2019

On Thursday, December 12, 2019 James Harris ,my loving husband passed away at the age of 67. James was born April 6, 1952 in Fresno California. Moving to San Carlos at the age of one years old, he grew up,was educated and worked for 45 years in the construction and lumber industry. On September 28, 2004 he married Beth McCarthy in Hawaii where they embraced their deep love of the islands...
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Geraldine Anne Fassbender Kott

March 24, 1922 - December 11, 2019

Geraldine Anne Fassbender Kott passed away peacefully on Wednesday evening December 11, 2019 at the age of 97, surrounded by family and friends. On March 24, 1922 Gerry was born in the Upper Michigan Delta County town of Escanaba, on picturesque Lake Michigan. She was the middle of 3 children, Mark and Carl Jr., her siblings who precede her in death. Her parents Carl Sr. and Alverna raised her...
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Dorothy "Dottie" Gudrun Cartwright

February 10, 1930 - December 5, 2019

On December 5th, 2019 Dorothy "Dottie" Cartwright passed away unexpectedly of natural causes at the age of 89 in Roseville Ca. A resident of Granite Bay, she is survived by her daughter Caroline Cartwright and son Robert E. Cartwright, Jr., and his wife Lois, and her grandchildren Robert E. Cartwright III, Kimberly Long and Christian Cartwright Long. Dottie had several nieces and nephews, Bruce...
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Grace Barbara Cinti

March 8, 1927 - November 26, 2019

Grace passed away on November 26, 2019. She entered into the beautiful Kingdom of Heaven to be reunited with her husband Alfred, parents Serefina and Salvatore Pisa, brothers Frank and Tony Pisa, grandson Ronnie Cinti, sister-in-law Marian Pisa and her cousin Mary Pisa. Grace is survived by her four sons; Ronald (Michele), Randall, Robert (Julie) and Raymond (Christy). Her grandchildren;...
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Catherine Jane Clark

June 29, 1915 - November 22, 2019

Catherine Jane Clark of San Mateo, CA passed away peacefully at home on November 22, 2019 surrounded in love by her family. Cathy was born June 29, 1915 in San Jose, California. She was the third child of Walter and Stella Gardner. She was raised on the family's dairy farm with her brothers, Dick, Jack, and Ted. As a young girl she worked on the farm and sold milk and vegetables from her horse...
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Dwight Harold Sanburn

May 25, 1945 - November 21, 2019

Dwight H. Sanburn passed away peacefully at home on November 21, 2019 surrounded by so much love. Born in Alameda, California on May 25, 1945 to the late Harold and Gertrude Sanburn. Dwight is survived by his wife, his life-long love, Mary. Amazing father to his three children Paul, Michael (Julie), and Toni (Joseph). His five grandchildren were the sparkle in his beautiful eyes, Maddux (12),...
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Brian Richard Lincoln

July 2, 1970 - November 18, 2019

Brian Richard Lincoln passed away unexpectedly in El Granada, CA on November 17, 2019 at the age of 49. His journey began when he was born on July 2, 1970 in Sacramento, CA. Brian truly lived life to the fullest, enjoying many adventures, and embraced those around him with endless love and kindness. Brian was known for his infectious smile, engaging conversations, and passion for music; playing...
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Robert Charles Ross Dehoney

August 4, 1957 - November 16, 2019

Robert C.R. Dehoney Date of Death: 11/16/2019 in San Mateo County, Calif. Beloved Husband of April Dehoney and father of Chase and Kate Dehoney. Cherished Brother of Catherine Halstead (Brett). Loving son of Charlene and Bobby Dehoney (deceased). Caring Son in Law to Gary and Eleanor Gardner. Adored Brother in Law and Uncle. A Native of San Mateo County, born August 4, 1957. Rob was a...
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John Joseph Fannon

February 19, 1934 - November 9, 2019

John Joseph Fannon, of Hillsborough, California, passed away peacefully on November 9, 2019, surrounded in love by his wife and children. Born in Philadelphia in 1934 to Helen and Thomas Fannon, John was the second of three children. Attending Our Mother of Sorrows for elementary school and St. Thomas More for high school (where he was known as "Misty"), John's incredible work ethic—a trait...
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Morton H. Owens

July 3, 1927 - November 9, 2019

Mort Owens passed away in Redwood City on November 9, 2019. Born in San Francisco on July 3, 1927, Mort graduated High School in San Francisco and immediately entered the US Navy. His military service included mortuary duties, and on his discharge he returned to San Francisco where he attended Mortuary School and began a lifelong career in funeral service. He worked for 35 years serving the...
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Ella Mae nee Lanthier Keenan

August 11, 1927 - November 6, 2019

On November 6, 2019, heaven gained an angel. Ella Mae Keenan (nee Lanthier) was born in San Francisco on August 11, 1927, to Burt and Marion Lanthier. Ellie was raised in Bernal Heights with her two brothers Burt (deceased) and John Lanthier (deceased). She graduated from Balboa High school. Ellie married Leo Keenan (deceased) and had three beautiful daughters Marion Kullberg, Denise Baker,...
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Marian Florence Greenwood Everett

December 29, 1920 - November 3, 2019

Portola Valley, CA – Marian Florence Greenwood Everett, 98, of 501 Portola Rd, died November 3, 2019 at the Health Care Center of The Sequoias Portola Valley. Marian had been part of The Sequoias Portola Valley community for more than 20 years. Born December 29, 1920 in Jersey City, NJ, Marian received her Bachelor's degree in Home Economics from Cedar Crest College of Allentown, PA in 1943...
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Betsy Rietz Dingwell

November 18, 1929 - November 1, 2019

Betsy R. Dingwell peacefully passed away on Friday, November 1st, 17 days shy of her 90th birthday. She is survived by her three children, William James Dawson IV, M. Scott Dingwell and Melissa Austyn Dingwell, her three grandchildren, William James Dawson V, Parker Child Dawson, and Makena Skye Dingwell, as well as her sister Sandra Reitz Jones. All will miss her mightily. Betsy was born...
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Alonzo Calvin Laws

April 5, 1937 - October 23, 2019

Alonza Calvin Laws was born in Oakland, California and passed away in San Mateo, California. Age eighty-two. He was a mechanical engineer for 56 years. Alonza loved working with The Boy Scouts of America and Eagle Scouts. He is survived by his wife, Suzanne Laws and their sons.
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Larraine Clara Beal

October 24, 1959 - October 19, 2019

Larraine, loving spouse of Paul and mother of Sydney passed away on October 19, 2019 a few days shy of her 60th birthday after a long battle with brain cancer. Larraine helped pioneer a groundbreaking clinical trial at Stanford with great success, extending her life well beyond the normal life expectancy for this ugly disease. We as her family are grateful for the extra years, and the medical...
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Sergio Antonio Morales

October 15, 1979 - October 19, 2019

Sergio Antonio Morales, Oct 19,2019, Burlingame. Cherished, devoted and beloved son to Linda Rivera. loving, loyal and caring brother and protector to Christina Roldan and Jessica Rivera, generous, caring, uncle to Elisia Huck, Felicia Huck, Somaya Garcia and always a loyal brother-in-law to Tyson Garcia, Tommy McCarthy, Tony Iodence, Eric Huck and Michael Bruni. Sergio was a native San...
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Steve G. Spina

February 3, 1935 - October 11, 2019

Stefano "Steve" Giacinto Spina, 84 of San Mateo California passed away peacefully on October 11, 2019 at home. Steve was born in San Francisco, California on February 3,1935, son of Giovanni and Maria (Canzona) Spina. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years Willa, son John (Kathy) Spina, son Steve (Linda) Spina, daughter Paula (William) Gilmartin, daughter Laura (Thom) McMahon, and...
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Melville Marx Jr,

December 13, 1937 - October 10, 2019

Melville Marx Jr, of Hillsborough, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on October 10th after a long illness. A third generation San Franciscan, he was a graduate of Washington High School and the University of California Berkeley. His career in finance spanned four decades including many years as an Advisor at Dean Witter. A gifted athlete, Mel was a member of Lake Merced Golf...
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Virginia "Ginny" Rossi

October 5, 2019

Virginia (Ginny) Roche Rossi passed away peacefully on October 5th, 2019, she was 97 years old. Virginia was born to John and Bertha Roche in Oak Park, Illinois. A graduate of Trinity High School and Dominican College, she was preceded in death by three brothers and five sisters, Richard (Dick) her beloved husband of sixty-four years, infant daughter Sarah Ellen, daughter-in-law Alice Rossi and...
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Roza Maria Katowitsch

February 5, 1958 - September 30, 2019

It is with deep sorrow that the family announces that our beloved sister, aunt, godmother, and friend, Roza Maria Katowitsch passed away on September 30, 2019 at the age of 61 in Castro Valley, California, surrounded by those that love her, after living three years with stage 4 brain cancer. Roza was born on February 5, 1958 in Detroit, Michigan to Lida and Alexander and left as soon as she...
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Mark Allen Bridges

January 27, 1958 - September 27, 2019

Mark Allen Bridges, Born January 27, 1958, passed away September 20th, 2019 from a sudden heart attack at the age of 61. Mark was born in Burlingame, California and had many friends dating back to when he went to Burlingame High School, working at Bridges Tire and Wheel Service, and playing in the Burlingame auto supply golf league at Mariner's Point. Mark will always be remembered for his...
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Vincent C. Nocito

July 16, 1934 - September 24, 2019

Vincent C. Nocito was born in San Francisco on July 16, 1934 to Carlo and Beatrice Nocito from Verbicaro, Italy. He passed away surrounded by family on September 24, 2019. Vince graduated from Commerce High School. Afterwards he joined the army and was stationed in Germany. He later continued his education while raising a family and worked for PG&E starting as a clerk working his way up to an...
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Isidore Galante

October 12, 1934 - September 22, 2019

It is with great sadness that the family of Isidore Galante announces his passing after a courageous battle with cancer. He died peacefully at home surrounded by his family. Isidore is survived by his wife of 59 years, Dorothy and his daughters, Dana (Jack) and Denise. He was a loving grandfather to Monica (Sergey), Ryan and Nico. Also, Isidore is survived by his siblings, Joseph (Margaret),...
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Evelyn Bowen Lockton

April 21, 1947 - September 11, 2019

Devoted and loving wife of 30 years to John Dudley Lockton of Hillsborough, California; mother of the most wonderful daughter in the world: Rachel McCrary Chandramouli of San Ramon; mother-in-law of darling Mahesh Chandramouli and grandmother of precious and cherished lan, Ryan and Connor Chandramouli of San Ramon, California. Evie was born in Washington, D. C. to Elizabeth Judd Bowen, an...
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James Baron Wright

January 14, 2007 - September 10, 2019

James Baron Wright passed away unexpectedly and peacefully in his sleep Tuesday morning, September 10, 2019, at home in Pacifica, California. James was 12 years old and was born in Burlingame on January 14, 2007. James was adored by his mother and father, Candice and Erich Wright. James was also survived and loved by his Uncle John Wright, Aunts Kamela Wright, Brina Wright, Michelle Rodriguez,...
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John C. Bauer

March 1, 1918 - September 5, 2019

John Christian Bauer, a longtime Burlingame resident, died peacefully Thursday, Sept. 5, at his home. He was 101. He was first of four children born to Norwegian immigrant parents Karsten and Lina Bauer in Boston, Massachusetts. He was 15 when the family moved to Burlingame. He graduated in 1936 from Burlingame High School. John enlisted in the Army in World War II and was stationed in Iceland....
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Lawrence Joseph Funk

February 11, 1950 - September 1, 2019

Larry Funk, long-time healthcare executive who led the transformation of Laguna Honda Hospital, died at his Millbrae home on September 1, 2019. He was 69. Born in Burlington, Iowa, Larry's parents (Rita Funk, Registered Nurse and Francis Funk, Master Sergeant in the U.S. Army) relocated their family to El Paso, Texas in 1957 where Larry spent his childhood. At 14, Larry became an Eagle Scout...
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Louie Benedetti

November 28, 1955 - August 25, 2019

November 28, 1955 – August 25, 2019 Passed way at his home with his family. Beloved husband of Margie for 33 years, devoted father of Alec, age 24, (Serra, USF) and Olivia, age 19 (Mercy, CSM). He was the dear son of Agostino (deceased) and Mary and Son-in-law to Tina Fatica, Bruno, (deceased). Caring Brother of Rita Stevens (Zane) and his sister-in-law, Mary DeLuca (Carlo). His Nephews,...
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Gaylin Elvin Treft

May 5, 1938 - August 24, 2019

Beloved husband and father, Gaylin Treft, passed away in his home from a sudden heart attack at the age of 81. His final days were filled, as usual, with visits from his loved ones, lots of laughs and good food. Born in Sioux City, Iowa to John Albert and Lorraine (Strandburg) Treft, he was the fifth child of seven and grew up on a farm. He graduated from Homer High School in Nebraska. In...
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Dannie Henderson

May 31, 1943 - August 22, 2019

Dannie Henderson passed away peacefully with her longtime partner Brian Heafey at her side on August 22, 2019. Dannie was born May 31, 1943 in Thailand and moved to America in 1974. She loved the American experience, the lifestyle and values. Dannie is survived by her brothers, Tom and Tony, and a sister. A graduate of Lincoln University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, Dannie went into the...
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Susan Ann Terry

January 5, 1944 - August 16, 2019

Susan passed gently surrounded by her family in Burlingame, California . Susan was a warm, charming and caring lady. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Les Terry, daughters Betsey, Aimee (Joe) Bergan and son Tim, brother Kevin Ward (Stephanie), grandchildren Tripp, Devin and Quinn and many relatives and countless friends. Possessed of the most genuine smile and charm, she graced every...
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Heather Elisabeth Frank

December 30, 1987 - August 9, 2019

Too early in life, Heather succumbed to complications of Balo's Disease, a rare neurological illness. A San Mateo native, Heather graduated from Highlands Elementary School, Aragon High School, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo University, Franklin University Switzerland and Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. For the last four years, she was a respected and admired employee at...
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Miguel Drew Vega

April 16, 1990 - August 7, 2019

Miguel Drew Vega How do we wrap our heads around the loss of our beloved Miguel Drew Vega? How do we justify the loss of a charismatic, joyful, handsome, funny, caring, 29 year old man? I don't think we can nor do I think we should… "Show me O Lord, my life's end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting is my life. You have made my days a mere handbreadth; The span of...
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Carmen Luz Arostegui

October 10, 1945 - August 2, 2019

Beloved wife of Ronald Jose Arostegui, caring sister of Rosa Yturri and Fernando, Emilio, and Oscar Wong. Devoted mother of John Carlos Arostegui and Ronald Jose Arostegui Jr. Carmen touched many live with her upbeat spirit, mischievous humor, positive outlook on life, and living and seizing the moment. She was born in Lima, Peru and graduated from Colegio Corazón de Jesús - Barrios Altos,...
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Mae Kikue Ochi

September 19, 1926 - July 30, 2019

Mae Kikue Ochi September 19, 1926 – July 30, 2019 Resident of San Mateo Beloved wife of Tadashige "Tad" Ochi, predeceased by sisters Peggy Williams and Edith Yamamoto of Honolulu, Hawaii. She is survived by her children Sam (Muffie) Ochi of Sarasota, Florida; June (Tim) Chan of San Mateo; Marie (Allan) Ochi-Jacobs of Palo Alto; Chico Ochi of Davis; and Amy Sides of Oakland; along with nine...
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Ms. Jihui Dominique Cho

October 8, 1967 - July 22, 2019

Ms. Jihui (Dominique) Cho, age 51, of Burlingame, CA peacefully passed away on July 22, 2019. Funeral Services to be held on the New Captain Pete boat in Half Moon Bay followed by burial at sea through spreading of ashes on August 19, 2019 at 4:00 pm at 27 Johnson Pier, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019. Funeral services will be officiated by Pastor Seunghwan (Sean) Choi. Born in Seoul, South Korea on...
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Colleen May Borg

April 19, 1946 - July 17, 2019

Cherished wife of Paul Borg, beloved mother of Angela and Aaron Borg, and dear mother in law to Lawrence Morawietz. Additionally the loving sister of Cindy Kenific and Alice Bickel and the treasured grandmother to Anthony and Kyle Borg. She was surrounded by extended family, nieces and nephews whom she adored. Colleen touched many lives with her gentle, free spirit and her ability to listen...
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Paula Lynn Thompson

October 26, 1954 - July 11, 2019

Paula Lynn Thompson was born October 26, 1954 and passed away at Stanford Hospital on July 11, 2019, after a hard-fought battle with cancer. She is survived by her mother Barbara Thompson and four siblings: Michael Thompson, Donna Antosiak, Camille Sullivan and Nannette Mahar, as well as thirteen nieces and nephews. Pre-deceasing her were her father Richard G. Thompson and brother Joseph...
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John V. Minetto

September 11, 1927 - July 11, 2019

John V. Minetto, age 91, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2019 at his home in Burlingame, California. Born September 11, 1927, in San Francisco, California, he was the son of the late Simone Minetto and Erminia (Marsili) Minetto, and beloved brother of the late Dorothy Tisnado. John is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Renata Minetto, as well as his four devoted children; Joanne (Jim)...
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Steven Graham Taylor

June 14, 1961 - July 6, 2019

Steven Taylor passed away in Santa Rosa on July 6, 2019, at the age of 55. Beloved husband of Maria Taylor; loving father of Kristen and Kimberly Taylor; dear brother of John, Ann, and James; cherished son of Sigrid and the late Leland Taylor. Steven was born in San Francisco on June 14, 1961. He grew up in Burlingame and completed four years at UC Berkeley. He will most be remembered as a...
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James "Jim" Patrick McKenna

January 1, 1942 - July 5, 2019

James Patrick Mckenna Jan 1, 1942 - July 4, 201 Lost his first fight - to Cancer. Beloved father, grandpa, brother, uncle and friend. Jim was born in San Francisco, raised in Westlake, and planted his roots in Burlingame. He worked as a Longshoreman for 37 years. He was a master builder, could fix or build anything. He loved his family, friends , garden, and ice in his beer. We loved his...
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Jin Ok Kim

April 4, 1937 - July 1, 2019

Jin Ok Kim was born in Seoul, South Korea and passed away in South San Francisco, California at the age of 82 years. She was a senior account clerk for the City and County of San Francisco for 40 years. She is survived by her children and many friends and family. A visitation will be held on Friday, July 12, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 9:00pm at Crosby-N. Gray & Co., 2 Park Road, Burlingame, CA. A...
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Katherine Anne Ryan

December 30, 1919 - June 29, 2019

Katherine (Kate) Ryan, resident of San Mateo, California, passed away peacefully on June 29, 2019 surrounded by members of her large and loving family. She was 99 years old. Born in the Boston, MA area, Kate left Boston for good at the age of 26, but she never lost her traditional New England values nor her Boston accent. After graduating from Weymouth High School, Kate attended Fey School of...
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Martha P. Hazelrig

June 26, 2019

Martha P. Hazelrig was born in Atlanta, Georgia and passed away in Hillsborough, CA at the age of 102. Obituary notice to be published at a later date.
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Reagan Layne DuBose, Jr.

October 25, 1932 - June 22, 2019

Beloved husband for 65 years of Restie Dubose, the love of his life; Devoted father/father-in-law of Rebecca Padulo, Anthony DuBose and his wife Imee, Katherine Fuerst, and Paul DuBose and his wife Laurie; Cherished grandfather of Brittany Fuerst, Laryn Vella, Raquel Dishner, Tamara DuBose, Kristopher DuBose, Amy DuBose, Nina DuBose, Lauren DuBose, Camryn DuBose, and Corinne DuBose; Esteemed...
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Ellen Michaela McGibben

November 13, 1951 - June 16, 2019

Our beloved Ellen passed away peacefully surrounded by her family in Santa Clara on June 16, 2019. She leaves behind sons Seth, Brad and Ryan, grandchildren Joseph, Timothy and Milagro, brothers Timothy and John, and many other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her son Dennis, known as "DJ." Ellen was born on November 13, 1951 in Oakland, to John Minahan of Seattle, Washington, and...
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Richard Lee Talvola

April 14, 1945 - June 13, 2019

Richard Lee Talvola was born in Eureka, California and passed away on June 13, 2019. He served in the U.S. Army in 1969. He was a business owner in the paper recycling industry for thirty-five years. He is survived by his wife Jean Talvola and daughter, Kari Verduin (Marcus); sons Zack and Greg . He will be greatly missed by many friends and family members.
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Catherine M. Etezadi

February 19, 1925 - June 8, 2019

Our beloved Catherine passed away on June 8, 2019 at 94 years of age at her home surrounded by her loving family, close friends and wonderfully caring aides at the Magnolia of Millbrae. Catherine leaves behind her daughter, Susan Etezadi (Marianne Barrett), her son David Etezadi, her niece Marianne McKone of Nokesville, Virginia and numerous friends and relatives. Catherine was born on...
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James Chung Lee

September 2, 1936 - June 4, 2019

James Chung Lee was born in China and passed away in Palo Alto, CA on June 4, 2019 at the age of 82 years. He was a resident of San Jose, CA for 19 years. James was a grocery store owner for 50 years.
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Ove Anderson

September 9, 1949 - May 31, 2019

Ove Germund Anderson, Sept. 9, 1949 - May 31, 2019, born in Östersund, Sweden, emigrated to San Mateo County in 1959, lost a well-fought, three-and-a-half-year battle, surrounded by loved ones. Survived by his wife and best friend Mary Ann of 48 years, daughter Lydia, son-in-law Grant, granddaughters Amelia and Penelope, and sister Katy. He was a beloved uncle, brother-in-law, and friend. Ove...
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Sal "Cucho" Gonzalez

January 12, 1934 - May 27, 2019

Sal Gonzalez was born in Cuba in 1934. His parents immigrated from Spain to Cuba to Argentina. Sal went to be with the Lord on May 27, 2019 in San Mateo CA. He touched many Hearts in 3 different countries for 85 years. He worked as a CPA and Tax accountant all his life. He was passionate about his work, friends, and family. He loved watching the 49ers, Giants, and Soccer, and especially watching...
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John Kelly

October 29, 1928 - May 20, 2019

John Kelly, San Mateo County's Good Samaritan, died May 20 at age ninety. John dedicated his life to serving his local community, especially those who needed help the most. Through his example and strong leadership, John inspired others to join him in caring for all members of his local community. Born in San Francisco, he entered the Catholic seminary at age thirteen, was ordained a parish...
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Gilberto Mercado Saldajeno

September 30, 1955 - May 15, 2019

Gilberto Saldajeno died at home in Daly City, California, on May 15, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. He was born September 30, 1955, in Manilla, Philippines. He was a graduate of Adamson University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Gilberto had great skills in computer programming and anything mechanical; he was a great carpenter and known to be the family "fix-it" man. He loved...
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May 9, 2019

Resident of San Mateo and Burlingame. Norma was the only child of Clara and Silvio Giancoli and was born in in Eureka, Ca. She moved to San Francisco at a young age and lived there until her marriage when she moved to San Mateo. She attended Commerce High School in San Francisco. Beloved wife of Mario, the love of her life, for over 76 years. Mom left us to join Dad 26 months after he...
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Herlina Argonza Lucas

February 19, 1957 - May 4, 2019

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Jane Trainor

March 31, 1923 - April 24, 2019

Jane I. Trainor, a sixty-year resident of Burlingame, died peacefully on April 24th. It was a warm spring morning in the Easter season, very much her kind of a day. She lived a full and accomplished life as a parent, grandparent, teacher, neighbor, choir member, and supporter of the arts. Many called her a dear friend and admired her grace, resilience, and quiet faith. Jane Rita Irwin was...
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Eileen King Murray Behling

December 4, 1924 - April 19, 2019

The eldest of three children born to Edmund and Catherine King, Eileen lived a full life filled with family and a strong faith. She grew up in San Mateo and as a young woman was an accomplished equestrian. She graduated from Dominican University with a degree in Economics. She, with her husband, Joseph Murray (Millbrae Murray Hardware), raised five children in Millbrae and Burlingame. After the...
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Paula Patricia (Siebecker) Venturino

June 22, 1926 - April 18, 2019

Paula Patricia Venturino (Siebecker) died peacefully on April 18 at her home in Burlingame, leaving her loving husband of 63 years, Marco Francis Venturino, and a large and loving family. She was two months shy of her 93rd birthday. Pat, as she was known to friends and family, was both a product of her generation and a woman decades ahead of her time. Born in San Francisco, June the 22nd, 1926...
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David A. Duncan

June 17, 1936 - April 14, 2019

David Duncan, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, died peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family just three days shy of his 83rd birthday. He was a longtime resident of Hillsborough before retiring to San Mateo with his cherished wife of nearly 53 years, Linda. David was born in Long Beach, Calif., and attended Long Beach Poly High School and Long Beach City...
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Lena Inez Venturelli

May 16, 1930 - April 13, 2019

It is with great sadness that the family of Lena Inez Venturelli announces her passing on Saturday, April 13, 2019 after a brief illness at the age of 88. Lena will be forever remembered by her husband of 68 years Frank Venturelli and their children Debbie (Robert) Ruiseco and David (Nicole) Venturelli; by their grandsons Nicholas (Jessie) Ruiseco and Dominic Venturelli; by her granddaughters,...
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May 12, 1946 - April 12, 2019

James Lee Williams, son of the late Lyle Williams and Ruthella Williams, was born in Clarinda, Iowa. He spent his first five years on a farm and moved to East Menlo Park in 1955. Graduated from Ravenswood High School in 1964. Married Anna McBride 4/9/66. Jim joined the U.S. Navy in 1966 and served with the Mobile Construction Battalion (MCB-10). Shipped from Port Hueneme, Oxnard to Vietnam...
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Mary Louise Brown

November 21, 1929 - April 8, 2019

Mary Louise Brown was born on November 21, 1929 in Vidalia, Louisiana to Montgomery and Lenora Tibbs. She was 89 years old and received by our Lord with open arms on April 8, 2019. Mary is now at peace, after a relentless battle with chronic conditions, and long-term illnesses. Mary was baptized on July 11, 1942 in the Mississippi River and was a member of Young's Chapel Baptist Church in...
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