Cypress Lawn Funeral Home and Reception Center

Let Us Help You Celebrate the Life of a Loved One in a Meaningful Manner
We can facilitate every type of funeral service, from more simple arrangements to the most elaborate. Tell us the story of your loved one and what made them so special. Together, we will make each ceremony as individual and unique as possible. Our intention is to assist in making every ceremony personal and meaningful — truly capturing the spirit of the life that was lived. We have even created our new ‘Celebration of Life Services’ for that purpose. Please ask about them.

We Are Proud to Serve the Diversity of the Bay Area
Our licensed funeral directors are well-versed in the funeral traditions of all the religions and cultures that make up the wonderful fabric of the Bay Area. The Highest Level of Personal Service with Attention to Even the Smallest Detail Our professional staff will make sure that all arrangements are carried out according to a family’s wishes, with attention to even the smallest detail. Because at Cypress Lawn we know it can be the little things that really count. And you can always count on Cypress Lawn to get it right.

For Those Families Who May Be Considering Cremation
Cypress Lawn is also very unique in having its own complete crematory on the Cypress Lawn property, offering the assurance that a loved one never leaves the care and supervision of our licensed professional staff during the complete cremation process.

Wise and Affordable Funeral Preplanning Options
One of the best gifts you can provide your family is to preplan funeral arrangements in advance, allowing you to make wise decisions when you are better prepared. It will feel good to know that you have provided Peace of Mind for everyone involved. Cypress Lawn will be happy to make your non-guaranteed prearrangement's. However, you may wish to take advantage of our affordable advance payment options. That way you can guarantee most of tomorrow’s products and services at today’s prices.

FREE One-hour Funeral Preplanning Consultation Plus
FREE Cypress Lawn Estate Planning Portfolio
Why not take advantage of our FREE one-hour funeral preplanning consultation to see which option is better for you. There is NO obligation and we’ll even provide you with a free copy of the Cypress Lawn Estate Planning Portfolio. This is an important tool to ensure all of your final arrangements are carried out according to your wishes.


Our Obituaries

Rowena Llorera Llona

September 11, 1966 - May 15, 2016


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Gaudioso Borras Orbeta, Jr.

December 28, 1956 - May 15, 2016


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Sam King Wong

August 24, 1936 - May 13, 2016

"To Those I Love and Those Who Love Me" When I am gone, release me, let me go. I have so many things to see and do. You must not tie yourself to me with tears, Be happy that we had our years. I gave you my love... You can only guess How much you gave me in happiness. I thank you for the love you each have shown, But it's time I travel on alone. So grieve awhile for me... If grieve you...
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Antonio Baysa Austria

January 17, 1924 - May 11, 2016

Antonio Austria, 92, died May 11, 2016 at his home at 2520 San Jose Ave., San Francisco. Tony was born Jan. 17, 1924 in Patalan, Paniqui, Tarlac, Philippines, to Alberto Austria and Fausta Baysa. He married Rosita Victoria on August 15, 1964 and she survives. Tony graduated from Tarlac High School and was a World War II veteran, serving under the U.S Army. He earned his bachelor's degree...
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Rosemary Elizabeth Poston

May 9, 2016

Rosemary Elizabeth Poston, of San Francisco, died May 9, 2016, at UCSF Medical Center, overlooking the City she adored and proudly called home for the last 72 years. A long time employee of the District Attorneys Office for the City and County of San Francisco, she selflessly devoted her time and energy to her family, friends, community, and those less fortunate, while in the process,...
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Aurelio Mendez San Antonio

September 25, 1948 - May 9, 2016

OUR DEAREST AND BELOVED AURELIO M. SAN ANTONIO HAS PEACEFULLY LAID TO REST IN THE ARMS OF OUR DIVINE CREATOR ON MAY 9, 2016. HE WAS ALSO LOVINGLY KNOWN AS "TONY" OR "TO". THE YOUNGEST OF 8 SIBLINGS, HE WAS BORN ON SEPTEMBER 25, 1948 IN TALAVERA, NUEVA ECIJA IN THE PHILIPPINES, TO IRENEO SAN ANTONIO AND PURIFICACION MENDEZ SAN ANTONIO. HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS LOVING WIFE OF 22 YEARS, SHIRLEY,...
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Anna Burnette Geisel

October 23, 1926 - May 5, 2016

Anna was the beloved sister of the late Irene Lunardi and sister in law of Alfredo Lunardi; cherished aunt of Paul Lunardi and the late Ralph Lunardi; daughter of the late William and Anna Geisel. Anna was a person full of life and touched everyone's life who knew her. She was a native San Franciscan and attended Commerce High School. She worked all of her life in the food business, the...
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Gordon Chow

October 22, 1958 - April 29, 2016

A native San Franciscan, Gordon was born on October 22, 1958 at Children's Hospital in San Francisco, California. The first-born son of Yuck Com and Gwen Chow, Gordon grew up in the Richmond District with his younger sister, Marisa. Gordon attended Jean Parker and Alamo Elementary, Presidio Junior High and Washington High School and then City College of San Francisco and San Francisco State...
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Sherri Renee Norris Padua

April 18, 1975 - April 29, 2016

Sherri Renee Norris Padua was born on April 18, 1975 to William T. Norris Sr. and Dorothy Norris, in San Francisco, California. She was the youngest of ten children.   Sherri was raised in San Francisco all of her life. In 1993, she graduated from the International Studies Academy High School in San Francisco. In 2013, she went back to school and earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public...
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Ricardo Encarnacion Zabat

May 17, 1933 - April 29, 2016

Ricardo "Ding" Encarnacion Zabat ,82, passed away peacefully on April 29, 2016, at Kaiser Hospital San Jose. Son of Sesinando Zabat and Ursula Encarnacion Zabat, he was born and raised in Pambuan Gapan, Nueva Ecija. Married for 60 years, Ricardo was the beloved husband of Naty Zabat, devoted father of Carmencita Zabat Vicente and Carlos Zabat; Father-in-Law to Danny Vicente and Patsy Zabat. ...
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Ricardo E. Zabat

May 17, 1933 - April 29, 2016


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Benito Aguilar Ouano

March 21, 1938 - April 25, 2016

Born in Maasin, So. Leyte, Philippines, Benito Aguilar Ouano, 78, peacefully passed away on April 25, 2016 in Santa Clara, CA surrounded by his loving family following a lengthy battle of strokes and his struggle with early dementia. In 1954, Ben graduated from St. Joseph College in Maasin, So. Leyte. Awarded a full scholarship as a violinist for the USC Symphony at the University of San Carlos...
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Romeo Patacsil Estillore

May 30, 1952 - April 20, 2016

Romeo Patacsil Estillore was the eldest of 6 siblings born on May 30, 1952 unto Concepcion Estillore and the late Pablo Estillore in Acao, Bauang, La Union Philippines. He was a quiet young boy who prioritized helping his parents with chores and taking care of his younger siblings. He had big ambitions for himself and was determined to help his family through his success and achievements. ...
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Charlie Pascual Villanueva

September 27, 1945 - April 18, 2016

Charlie Pascual Villanueva passed away in the early morning of April 18, 2016, surrounded by his loved ones. He was born on September 27, 1945 in Bulacan, Philippines, to Luis and Virginia Villanueva. The eldest of 12 children, Charlie attended the University of the Philippines with a degree in Mass Communications. He was married in 1977 to Violeta Senoran and he moved to California in 1979. ...
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Benedicta Villar Aquiler

May 7, 1932 - April 8, 2016

Benedicta was born on May 7, 1932 in Makati, Philippines. She was the third of ten children. She migrated to the United States in 1978. It was in the apartment at 622 Natoma Street in San Francisco where she would plant the seed of numerous memories that extended beyond our family. In her early years in the states she worked several jobs as a housekeeper, where her hard work ethic served as an...
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Felisa Estonina Londonio

July 10, 1948 - April 6, 2016

Felisa E. Londonio July 10, 1948 – April 6, 2016 Felisa "Fely" Londonio, daughter of the late Tomas and Priscila Estonina, was born on July 10, 1948 in Panglao, Bohol, Philippines. Fely was one of nine children. She attended Bohol Provincial Hospital School of Nursing with the help of her older siblings. She immigrated to the U.S. in 1972 and initially lived in San Francisco with her...
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Junn Embuscado Mesina

March 2, 1963 - April 5, 2016

At age 53, JUNN EMBUSCADO MESINA, passed away on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 1:18pm. He was born on March 2, 1963, in San Antonio, Nueva Ecija, Philippines. He later moved to San Francisco in 1975 with his mother and siblings to reunite with his father. He is survived by his wife, Grace DeLeon Mesina and two daughters – Alyssa and Nicole, dog Max; along with his parents, Herminia and Larry...
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Ador G Arcalas

January 10, 1940 - April 2, 2016


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Johnal Stiger, Sr

January 20, 1950 - March 31, 2016

Johnal "Johnny" Stiger SR was born in San Francisco Ca to the late Rosco SR and Jettie Mae Stiger. Johnny grew up in South Park. As a teenager He held a Job at the park & rec working with youth. Johnny really enjoyed playing sports, but baseball was by far his favorite. South Park was family. Johnny considered Law Man, Ray Ray and Ducky forever his "Brothers". Johnny attended Bessie Carmichael...
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Carmen I Alvarez

February 5, 1944 - March 28, 2016

Carmen Alvarez passed away on March 28, 2016 in Daly City, California with her family by her side. She was born on February 4, 1944 in San Isidro, Nicaragua. She was the 6tth of 12th children and moved to San Francisco in 1985. She loved to do arts and crafts and especially scrapbooking, she also loved traveling. She travelled to different places in the world and one special trip she made...
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Keliti Lose Finau

November 5, 1932 - March 27, 2016

About my life: I am Keliti Lose Finau, Born in Nukualofa, Tonga, in 1932. I grew up in Tonga and I learned to be a boxer when I was sixteen. I won my first fight on points. The fight was with Finau Kaimoe Afi. I had five more fights and three ended in draws. I had a fight with John Halafihi and he won on a TKO in five rounds. Now my nickname in James' class is TKO. Then I liked to come to...
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Lewis Leung

November 12, 1966 - March 25, 2016

Lewis Leung, age 49, of San Leandro, California passed away in his home on Friday, March 25, 2016. He is survived by his loving wife Alice (Celeste) Lee. Happily married for 10 years and share their home with their beloved pet son Ted. Lewis loved to gain knowledge through reading. Over the years he has collected a wide variety of books in various subjects, such as Art, History, Cooking and...
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Keith Allen Preston

July 25, 1968 - March 19, 2016

The Preston Family announces the passing of Keith Allen Preston. Keith was born July 25, 1968, passed March 19, 2016. He leaves behind his wife Editha, his son Maxwell and many other loving family members and friends. Keith will be greatly missed.
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Russell-James Pangilinan De Guzman

December 30, 1989 - March 15, 2016

Russell James Pangilinan De Guzman, also known as Russ and some may call him by Frisco, died at the age of 26, on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 in San Francisco, Ca. Russell was born at Kaiser Hospital in Santa Clara, Ca on December 30,1989. As a child, he was a definite character - funny, fearless, and affectionate. His trademark: deep dimples and the brightest smile. Russell had an infectious...
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Estrella Songcuan Harris

February 20, 1947 - March 15, 2016

Ester was born in Pangasinan, Philippines on February 20, 1947. She is one of four siblings. Her mother, an immigrant of the U.S. petitioned her to come to the U.S. Upon arriving, Ester joined the military and was in the service for four years as a sharpshooter where she met James Kyle Harris. They got married and were stationed in Texas till 1980 then moved to California with their two children,...
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Valentina Kondrateva

April 11, 1926 - March 15, 2016


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Fermin Flores Garcia, Jr

October 12, 1946 - March 14, 2016

Papa, as his kids call him, was introduced into the world on October 12, 1946 in Tondo, Manila, Philippines, the fourth of seven children born to Fermin Mendoza Garcia and Amparo Adriano Flores. He was given the name Fermin Flores Garcia Jr. and nicknamed "Boy." His siblings are Elena Garcia Santiago, Emelina Garcia Manio, Virginia Garcia Panganiban, Lourdes Garcia Basa, Arthur Garcia and his ...
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Elvira Tolentino Pillazar

January 16, 1949 - March 1, 2016

Elvira Tolentino Pillazar passed peacefully on March 1, 2016 at the age of 67 surrounded by her daughters and sister. She was born on January 16, 1949 at Lipa City, Philippines by her deceased parents Briccio and Atanacia Tolentino. With the help of her beloved brother, Rodante Tolentino, she immigrated to America in 1980 to reside in San Francisco, CA. A hard-working woman, she gave 6 years...
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Julian Alfaro Campos

May 26, 1936 - February 27, 2016

Julian Rafael Campos, 79 years young passed away Saturday 02/27/2016. Julian was born in Santa Ana, El Salvador he will be missed by his beloved family: His Mother, his Brothers and Sisters, by his Sons and Daughters, by his Granddaughters and Grandsons, also by his extended Sons and Daughters, his extended Grandchildren and extended Great Grandchildren. We all remember him as a man of Great...
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Henry Len Cash

December 7, 1926 - February 23, 2016

Henry Len Cash, 89, of Millbrae, California, passed away on Tuesday, February 23, 2016. A Memorial service will be held March 4, 2016, at Cypress Lawn Loy Linebarger officiating. A Celebration of Life Reception will follow the memorial service at Cypress Lawn Reception Center. Memorial arrangements are being handled by Cypress Lawn 1370 El Camino Real Colma, California 94014. Henry was born...
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Remigia "Remy" Salamanca Pena

October 1, 1937 - February 21, 2016

Remy Arucan Salamanca was the youngest of seven children to Blas Salamanca and Patricia Arucan Salamanca. She was born and raised in Sto. Domingo, Nueva Ecija, Philippines. Remy's siblings, from oldest to youngest are Rupina, Enrica, Andrea, Daniel, Ruperta, Guillermo. Remy will be joining them all except Andrea and Guillermo who still reside in Sto. Domingo. Sadly, Remy never got to know her...
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Angelito Reyes Nepomuceno

March 27, 1945 - February 15, 2016

Angelito Nepomuceno , fondly known as "Lito" to his close family and friends, passed away peacefully on February 15 at his home at the young age of 70. He is survived by Erlinda, his loving wife of 42 long years, and their 6 children-- Anna Liza, Anna Marie, Cherry, Garry, Dennis, and Larry. Lito was born on March 27, 1945 in the Philippines to the late Juan and Lucia Nepomuceno. He is also a...
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Maria R. Navarro

January 19, 1914 - February 10, 2016

Maria R. Navarro was born in the Philippines on January 19th, 1914, the eldest of seven children of Baldomero and Gregoria Ranit. Recently, she celebrated her 102nd birthday last January 19th with some of her children and the dutiful staff at Millbrae Skilled Care Hospital, which was her home for the past seven months. Maria married Felix Q. Navarro on May 10TH, 1934 and they were together for 56...
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Iluminada "Luming" Hizon

January 4, 1926 - February 10, 2016

Matriarch of the Hizon Family Iluminada "Luming" Hizon was born in Manila, Philippines on January 4, 1926 to parents, Julian Guevara and Agrifina Trinidad. On September 28, 1946, at age of 20, Mama Luming married Juanito "Johnny" Hizon (deceased in December 2004). They lived at Industrial Valley Subdivision in Marikina, Philippines until Mama migrated to San Mateo, California in early 1990. ...
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Juan Antonio Valdez

November 9, 1949 - February 7, 2016

A public Memorial Service will be held for Juan on Friday March 18th at 1:00 pm at the Tiffany Chapel of Cypress Lawn Funeral Home, 1370 El Camino Real, Colma, CA. A reception will follow the service in the Reception Center at Cypress Lawn Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life Picnic will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2016 - at San Bruno City Park Date: Saturday, March 19, 2016 Time:...
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Mui Wong Ho

April 2, 1938 - February 7, 2016


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Alberto Villadelgado Saldajeno

August 7, 1920 - February 7, 2016


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Ruby Thomas Holman

June 7, 1931 - January 31, 2016

RUBY THOMAS HOLMAN was born the daughter of the late Will and Ida McCoy on June 7, 1931, in Camden, Arkansas. She was one of eight children, six of which preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her son Jerome Thomas. RUBY loved the Lord and was involved in church at a young age. In 1949 she married Robert Thomas and they soon moved to Rockford, Illinois. There were six...
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Kwan Kam Huey

April 27, 1924 - January 29, 2016

Kwan Kam Huey was born April 27, 1924 in Toi San. She married King Hing Hui in 1941 and had seven children: Benny, Frank, Peter, Joe, Helen, Jean, and John. Kwan moved to America and arrived in San Francisco on May 29, 1966. Kwan first worked as a seamstress in a San Francisco sewing factory, and, eventually, she worked as a seamstress for Levi Strauss and Co. Kwan took great pride in her first ...
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Robert M Villanueva

August 11, 1944 - January 28, 2016

Robert Michael Villanueva, age 71 of Millbrae, CA passed away on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at his home with his wife by his side. Robert, also known by Rob or Bob was born to Jim and Bertha Villanueva in South San Francisco, CA. He graduated from SSF High School in 1962 and remained in South San Francisco until 1980 when he moved to Millbrae with his wife and children. He is survived by his...
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Lorna S. Villanueva

May 23, 1940 - January 26, 2016

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen
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Gloria Posadas

May 17, 1962 - January 26, 2016

Gloria Posadas, age 53, passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2016 after a long struggle with cancer. She passed away at home surrounded by her family. Gloria was born on May 17, 1962 in Agoo La Union, Philippines to the late Joe Domondon and late Rosita Domondon. She graduated from St. Mary's Academy in the Philippines. She worked for the Department of Public Health in the City & County of San...
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Robert Fenn

November 30, 1933 - January 24, 2016


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William Earl Swain

February 14, 1937 - January 19, 2016

Willie Earl Swain was born February 14, 1937 to the late T.L. Swain, Sr. and the late Mrs. Artelia G. Swain, in Talladega County, Alabama. He was the sixth of fifteen children. He accepted Christ at an early age and continued worshiping through the viewings of Joel Osteen every Sunday morning. In the past, he was a member of Jones Memorial United Methodist Church in San Francisco, California. ...
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Sharon Mary Feria

November 9, 1933 - January 17, 2016

Sharon passed away peacefully on January 17, 2016. She is survived by her loving husband David, daughters Kathy (Paul), Jadine (Bobby), Janet, Marissa (John) and son Marcus. Loving grandmother to Brian (Rhaylynn), Michelle (Jeremy), Ryan, Courtney (Thomas), Justin and Jayden. Beloved great-grandmother to Caleb and Christian. She is also survived by 4 siblings and many nieces, nephews, cousins...
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Marietta "Martie Concepcion Hidalgo

January 15, 2016

Marietta "Martie" Concepcion Hidalgo passed away peacefully on January 15, 2016 with her family by her side. Martie is survived by Larry Hidalgo Jr. the love of her life and husband of nearly 50 years, and their loving son Eric. Martie is also survived by her mother Maria Concepcion, brothers Rodolfo and Tommy, and numerous brother and sister in-laws, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins...
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Benny Kung

January 19, 1939 - January 15, 2016

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters, He refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths For his name's sake. Even though I walk Through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, For you are with me; Your rod and your staff, They comfort me. You prepare a table before me In the presence of my...
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Angelina Tan Soohoo

September 7, 1943 - January 12, 2016

Angie passed away peacefully in San Francisco on January 12, 2016 at the age of 72 following a 6 month battle with liver cancer. Through her life she was surrounded by family and friends who loved her dearly. Her passions included reading, music, travel, football, the San Francisco Giants, walks through Golden Gate Park (especially Stow Lake), and playing with her grandchildren. Angie was a great...
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Remedios "Remy" Fernandez

January 10, 1929 - January 7, 2016

Remedios "Remy" Fernandez passed away peacefully at the age of 86 on January 7, 2016 after a brave battle with cancer. Remy's devotion to her family and firm belief in God helped her deal with this struggle and ultimately gave her peace. Remy was born on January 10, 1929, in Manila, Philippines, to the late Emilio Salazar and the late Leoncia Dalsfoist. She completed her education including a...
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Jose Capulong

October 15, 1922 - January 7, 2016

José "Joe" Enriquez Capulong, was reunited with his Creator and loved ones in heaven on Thursday, January 7, 2016. He will be remembered by many as a jolly and generous man who loved God, his family, his hometown, his friends, and America. Tatang Joe was born in Angeles, Pampanga, Philippines on October 15, 1922 to Juan Capulong and Victoria Enriquez, and grew up in Santa Rita, Minalin,...
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Wayne D. Mitchell

July 21, 1944 - December 30, 2015

Wayne D. Mitchell, fondly known as "Mitch" was a long time resident of San Bruno. He died at home on December 30, 2015. Born in Hawaii and raised in San Francisco, Mitch attended St. Paul's School and graduated from Riordan High School. Mitch was a regular on KPIX Dance Party. He served his country in the United States Army and was stationed at Fort Shafter in Hawaii where he married his honey in...
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Genefe Vistosa Ibay

March 13, 1970 - December 28, 2015

Genefe Vistosa Ibay was born on March 13, 1970 in the Philippines to Nellie Abrena and Jose Vistosa. On December 28, 2015 at the young age of 45, Genefe, aka Ging or Jenny, was called home to the Lord after a protracted long battle of stage 4 breast cancer. Genefe is survived by her loving husband Eric of 27 years, her sons Gerico and Eric Jr; her mother Nellie, her father Jose, her siblings...
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Mary Ann Lee Woo

July 19, 1927 - December 26, 2015

Mary, a native of San Francisco, passed away peacefully at home on December 26th; she was 88 years old. Mary grew up in San Francisco Chinatown, graduated from Lowell High School and continued her education at San Francisco City College where she met her husband of 63 years, Louie Woo. She continued on to UC Berkeley, where she graduated as one of the few Asian American women optometrist in 1949...
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Virginia Huerta

December 23, 1937 - December 25, 2015

Virginia Huerta passed away peacefully the morning of Friday, December 25, 2015 with her family by her side. She is survived by her beloved husband of 52 years, Ralph Huerta; loving daughter Michele Huerta (Lisa Savage), son Rafael Huerta III, and grand-daughter Liele Savage-Huerta, her brothers, Rosendo and Baudelio Campos, her sister, Adeline Campos and many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts,...
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Raymond Pellegrini

November 6, 1952 - December 17, 2015

On December 17, 2015 a few weeks after his 63rd birthday, Ray Pellegrini of San Francisco, CA found peace after many long illnesses and surgeries, including Type 1 diabetes for 35 years. Ray was preceded in death by his father Zel Pellegrini. He is survived by his wife Janet; his beloved mother Donna, who was the angel in his life; sister Michele McLoughlin (Vince) and nephew Michael McLoughlin ...
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Stephen Robert Burdick

February 6, 1950 - December 14, 2015

Stephen Robert Burdick passed away unexpectedly Monday, December 14th, 2015. Preceded in death by his father Duncan, beloved son of Gloria; dear brother of Ketty, Phil, Doug, Ray and Vicky; loving partner of Louise; proud father of Rachael and Christine; son-in-laws Tito and Jeff; loving grandfather to Alexa, TJ, Andrea, Chloe, Evan, Israel, Isaiah and Jillian. Steve grew up in Pacifica and...
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Aurora Terrado Arangcon

August 11, 1932 - December 11, 2015

Aurora Terrado Arangcon passed away peacefully in her San Francisco home on December 11, 2015. She truly lived a fulfilled life as the matriarch of a large family. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Anthony, and her beloved children: Lito & Myra, Rainier, Gilbert & Chona, and Odessa & Alex. She was blessed with many grandchildren including Kristine & Preston, Kayla, Michael, Bryan,...
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Dick Jeong

July 26, 1922 - December 8, 2015

Dick Jeong, age 93, died December 8, 2015, at Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose after a brief illness. Born Jeong Bak-Ho on July 26, 1922, Dick spent his childhood in a small village in the Zhongshan region of Guangdong province in southern China. His mother died when he was a young child, leaving him to be raised mostly by relatives. In 1939, as the Japanese occupation of China...
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Modesta deTorres Calalo

March 24, 1936 - December 7, 2015

Modesta T. Calalo, aged 79, died peacefully on December 7, 2015 surrounded by family at St. Luke's Medical Hospital after her struggle with Parkinson disease. Moding as everyone called her was born to Francisco Calalo and Juliana Custodio de Torres in Lucena City, Quezon, Philippines. She was the only daughter of four siblings. She was also called as Nene, which means little girl by her brothers,...
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Vilma Clemente Chavez

April 7, 1933 - November 30, 2015

Vilma Clemente Chavez was born on April 7, 1933, to Dr. Tomas Clemente Sr. & Cristeta Arevalo in Don Sol, Sorsogon Philippines. Vilma took up nursing courses at the University of the Philippines, but decided to settle down early and married Eulogio Conde Chavez. They had 8 children and raised them in Fil-Am Village, Las Pinas City, Manila. In her earlier years, she took much leadership in her...
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Carmelita Cabral English

July 16, 1944 - November 28, 2015

Carmelita English was born to Francisco Guevara and Valeriana Cabral in Hagunoy, Bulacan on July 16, 1944. She was the eldest of 11 siblings. She married the late Arthur English and bore six children in Tondo, Manila. Later, they moved to San Francisco where she spent the remainder of her life. After the passing of her husband, Carmelita worked multiple jobs to support her family on her own....
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Winifred Lo

April 14, 1965 - November 26, 2015

Winifred "Winnie" Lo, passed away on November 26th 2015. Winifred was born in Hong Kong on April 14, 1965 to William and Josephine Lo. She has lived in San Francisco for 45 years. She was a graduate of Lincoln High school, class of 1983 and attended UC Santa Barbara for her undergraduate degree. She returned to San Francisco working for Planned Parenthood and UCSF while getting her teaching...
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Peter Lim Hom

October 6, 1941 - November 21, 2015

Peter Lim Hom was born on October 6, 1941 in Kaiping (Guangdong province) China. After a valiant battle with leukemia, Peter passed away on Saturday, November 21, 2015. He was 74 years old. He will always be remembered as a kind and generous family man, a caring and loyal friend and a social individual with a zest for life. Peter met his wife Betty in San Francisco and were married in 1973....
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Jean M. Branson

November 24, 1927 - November 17, 2015

Jean M. Branson, age 87, passed away peacefully Tuesday, November 17, 2015. Mrs. Branson was born November 24, 1927 in San Francisco, CA to the late Joseph and Margaret Maeto Ornellas, in addition to her parents, Mrs. Branson was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters. She is survived by a son William Branson (Jeannie), Aiken SC, two daughters, Donna Roman, Orange CA, and Beverly...
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Lilla Mae Adamson

October 27, 1944 - November 16, 2015


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Winnie Wai Yung Lau Hwang

December 25, 1933 - November 10, 2015

Winnie Wai Yung Lau Hwang was born on December 25, 1933 to Hai Hin Lau and Man Ching Mok in Hong Kong, China. After a three year battle with lung cancer, Winnie passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, November 10, 2015. She was 81 years old. During the early 1950's while Winnie was working at the bakery in Hong Kong, she met her husband Henry. He was working as a bookkeeper in an...
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Halstead Leonard Tom

September 21, 1950 - November 9, 2015

Halstead Leonard Tom Novoa† (Nardo) A brief History of his Life Nardo was born in Bluefields, Nicaragua on September 21, 1950. His was the first born of five children to Halstead Leonard Tom Hodgson† and Margarita Novoa Rivera. Nardo in his beginning years attended the Moravian School from kindergarten to second grade. In 1960, the family moved to Managua and he studied at the Baptist...
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Larry J. Burgess

October 7, 1950 - November 9, 2015

Larry was born in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia 65 years ago while his father was employed by the Aramco Oil Corporation. He grew up in Redondo Beach, California. His education included a Bachelor Degree in Chemistry from Humboldt State University as well as a Bachelor Degree in Pharmacy from Oregon State University. He was employed as a California pharmacist for the last 38 years and spent most of his...
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Edgardo Mendez Narvaez

July 18, 1954 - November 9, 2015


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Ana Eloisa Ramos

June 25, 1907 - November 7, 2015

Ana Eloisa Ramos was born in El Canton Del Niño, San Miguel, El Salvador in 1907 to Juan and Felicita Ramos. Her brothers and sisters were - Victor Manuel, Maria, Josefina and Juan Ramos. Mama Locha, as she was affectionately called by her Grandchildren, passed away on the morning of November 7th, 2015 in San Mateo, California. Mama Locha's spirit is carried on by her children - Berta...
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Edgardo Dehesa Sapiandante II

November 2, 1971 - November 3, 2015

Edgardo Dehesa Sapiandante II was born on November 2, 1971 in San Francisco to Edgardo B. Sapiandante and Connie Nye. On Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at the young age of 44, Eddie passed away unexpectedly. He is survived by his mother, Connie; step-father, Scott; step-mother, Lydia; twin sisters, Christina and Tara; and his nephews and niece, Christopher, Ryan Edgardo, Leia Alexis, and Mateo. ...
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Antonio Garcia

September 6, 1946 - November 1, 2015

Antonio Gonzales Garcia September 6, 1946 – November 1, 2015 Antonio Gonzales Garcia, or Tony, was born in Manila, Philippines to Delfin and Milagros Garcia. He became the eldest of seven siblings Lita, Albert, Del, Armand, Avel, Amor and Lisa. He lived an exciting youth in the Philippines, riding a motorcycle given to him by his father, playing music with friends and family and enjoying...
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Aniceta M. Lacanlale

March 20, 1929 - October 31, 2015

On Saturday, October 31, 2015, Aniceta M. Lacanlale passed peacefully away surrounded by her loved ones as she took her last breathe. We all were comforted knowing that she'd soon be reunited again with her beloved husband Andres Lacanlale and son Edgardo Lacanlale. She was kind hearted and always put her family and friends before everything else. She was born March 20, 1929 to Flaviano...
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Gim Suey Lee

February 23, 1923 - October 20, 2015

Gim Suey Lee, passed away on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 peacefully at home. He was over 92 years of age. Gim was preceded in death by his beloved Nora, wife of 66 years. He was a kind and generous man. He loved to watch the 49ers, the SF Giants and the Warriors. He loved getting together with family to enjoy a good meal. Gim attended the University of Colorado and obtained his bachelor's...
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Gim S Lee

February 23, 1923 - October 20, 2015

Afterglow I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one. I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun of happy memories that I leave when life is done.
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Teresita Ingente Deyro

May 9, 1953 - October 17, 2015

Teresita Ingente "Terrie" Deyro, 62, was born on May 9th, 1953 in Pasig City, Manila, Philippines. She is the daughter of Juliana Ingente D. Concepcion who raised her in the Philippines while she attended college there and earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Technology. She lived there for 25 years when she then migrated over to the United States… in the heart of San Francisco!...
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Jeong Yen Chin

January 13, 1931 - October 16, 2015

Jeong was born on January 13, 1931 and passed away on Friday, October 16,2015. Jeong was a resident of San Francisco, California since 1984.
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Reynaldo Z. Aquiao

February 18, 1949 - October 14, 2015

Reynaldo Zepeda Aguiao was born on February 18, 1949 in Taytay, Rizal. He was the youngest son and fourth child of Pacifico and Severina Aguiao. A gentle soul from the very start, as a young child Reynaldo was known for his sweet, quiet demeanor. Reynaldo was intelligent and loved to learn. He graduated from the University of the East with degrees in Business Administration and Law. His...
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John Karnik

November 23, 1961 - October 11, 2015

John Karnik, 53, passed away on October 11, 2015 at Seton Medical Center, Daly City, California. John was born on November 23, 1961 in Northern California. He was a custom Display Case Designer and Builder creating display cases for high-end jewelry stores. John always had a smile on his face and he had an infectious laugh. He was a huge fan of the Oakland Raiders and of NASCAR racing with...
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Lorraine Margaret Rigadini

February 21, 1914 - October 1, 2015

Lorraine Margaret Rigadini passed away peacefully on October 1, 2015, at the age of 101. Lorraine was born in San Francisco on February 21, 1914 to Celestina Chiossi and Louis Anthony Perasso, and was a longtime resident of San Mateo County. When she was four years old her father and two uncles were killed in a streetcar accident in San Francisco, in one of the worst streetcar accidents in San...
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Bradley S. Taylor

February 13, 1942 - September 30, 2015

Bradley S. Taylor, 73, left us on September 30, 2015. Brad was born in Schenectady, New York to the late Lewis Bransan Taylor and the late Helen Taylor. He was one of three children, having one brother, Lewis Andrew (Mike) Taylor and one sister, Nancy (Taylor) Mays. After high school, Brad served his country in the United States Air Force. While in the Air Force, he was stationed on the island...
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Primo E Santo

June 10, 1944 - September 27, 2015

Primo Bautista Espiritu Santo (CPA, CHAE), was born in Morong, Rizal, Philippines on June 10, 1944 to Felicisimo Espiritu Santo+ and Dionisia Bautista+. He was the sixth out of seven children: Brigida+, Marcelino, Cipriano+, Josecleto+, Julia, and Aida. He was married to Rebecca C. Alfonso, had two children - Ludwig and Athena, and one grandson, Zephyr Simon. During his school years, he was...
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Chuck Ying Leong

April 27, 1970 - September 25, 2015

Chuck Ying Leong was born on April 27, 1970 in San Francisco, California. Chuck was the second child born to Chun and Lai Fong Leong. Chuck grew up and went to school around San Francisco's Chinatown and surrounding neighborhoods. Chuck was married to Cea Dasalla on April 28, 1994. Together, Chuck and Cea had a son, Gabriel John D Leong, born on December 14, 1996. For over 20 years, Chuck...
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William J. Seinlwin

April 4, 1927 - September 20, 2015

It is with great sadness to announce the passing of our Father William J Sein-Lwin. William was born in Burma on April 4, 1927 and migrated to United States in 1971 with his wife Sheila and his 6 children. He was able to incorporate his passion for photography into a business handling weddings, corporate and other social events. He also held positions at a local knitting factory to support the...
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Mario Castaneda Reyes

June 22, 1965 - September 14, 2015

Lived a filled life at 50, MARIO CASTANEDA REYES Jr, passed away on Monday, September 14, 2015, at 8:05am. He was born on June 22, 1965, in Manila, Philippines. He later moved to San Francisco in 2004 with his wife and children. He is survived by his wife, Grace P Reyes, and four children – Genesis, Geneve, Generis, and Maria Geneva. Along with his parents Teresita Swift and step-father Alan...
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"Mising" Flores

November 25, 1927 - September 11, 2015

Moises "Mising" was born and raised in Manila, Philippines on November 25th, 1927. As a young boy, he showed tremendous helpfulness and valued good hard work; He consistently helped his mom in every way he could and even helped his neighbors with small chores around the house. As a result, a couple became so fond of him that they entrusted him with their home. This same house eventually became...
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Asuncion Acosta

May 15, 1933 - September 9, 2015

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence...
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Violeta Cayabyab Armas

May 8, 1952 - August 24, 2015

Violeta Cayabyab Armas was born on May 8, 1952 in Pangasinan, Philippines. She was number 6 out of 16 children. Vicky was married to her soulmate Alfredo Sr. for over 30 years. After she completed her education, she moved to America with her siblings by the help and support of their eldest sister. After living in America for a few years, she became a beloved mother to her 4 children, Annaliza,...
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Arnel J Anselmo

February 27, 1957 - August 20, 2015


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Li-Shing Liu Hwang

November 12, 1925 - August 12, 2015

Our Mom was born on November 12, 1925 in ChangSha, Hunan to a prosperous family. She was the 3rd daughter of Grandpa Liu (劉易先) and Grandma Liu (陳荷仙), younger sister of Diana Luke (劉媞安) , Liu Tian An(劉鐵安) , Liu Li Baun(劉立本), and older sister of Liu Li Heun(劉立恆) . Ever since we were little, we heard Mom tell stories about how wonderful her younger life was:...
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Isaiah Pierce

December 28, 1925 - August 9, 2015

Resident of Daly City, Isaiah Pierce passed away on August 8, 2015 in Kaiser Hospital in South San Francisco after a brief illness. He was 89 years old. Isaiah was born in Clayton, Louisiana. He attended Southern University in Baton Rouge. Isaiah married his childhood sweetheart and this union lasted 54 years. Celia Mae Pierce preceded her husband in death. He was the youngest of 11 siblings...
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Semisi Misa Faulalo

November 4, 1952 - July 26, 2015

Faimalolelei Semisi Misa Faulalo was born on November 4, 1952, in American Samoa. Son of Faulalo Misa and Falaofuta (Faamausili). He met and later married Teó Laumua Tupu, on March 16, 1991. The couple have two daughters and nine grandchildren. Daughter Aloma Faulalo Etuale Otuhiva, and Son in Law Moses Hiva Otuhiva and their children; Sebastiano Jeremiah Otuhiva, Tupu Palei Otuhiva, and...
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Richard Einsiedl

September 6, 1939 - July 25, 2015

Richard Einsiedl, 75, of San Bruno, California, passed away on July 25th, 2015, in Palo Alto, California. Richard was born the third child of three boys in Neulengbach, Austria to Johann and Cecelia Einsiedl on September 6, 1939. His father served in the military during World War II, while his mother raised the 3 boys. Richard followed in his father's footsteps and joined the military after...
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Corazon Ramos Salcedo

August 27, 1938 - July 18, 2015

Corazon ("Zony" or "Cora") Demafeliz Ramos Salcedo passed away peacefully at her home in Daly City, CA, surrounded by her family, on July 18, 2015. She was 76. Corazon is survived by her husband, Antonio ("Tony") Doseo Salcedo; her children, Cora Ann Salcedo-Ong, Lawrence Ong (son-in-law) and Leilani Marie Salcedo; her grandchildren, Menelek Ong and Irie Ann Makeda Ong; her siblings, Gil...
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Fe Ganibi Torres

August 28, 1933 - July 17, 2015

Fe Ganibi Torres entered rest on the morning of July 17, 2015 at the age of 81. She was a beautiful, strong, and compassionate woman. She is survived by her loving husband Godofredo, her daughter Evelyn, her son Roland and daughter-in-law Victoria, and her grandson Nathan, and their families. Born of Antonio and Susana Ganibi, alongside her siblings (Helen, Tony, Osita, and Ben) she was raised...
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Valerie Legaspi Layug

April 8, 1926 - July 11, 2015

Obituary Valerie Legaspi Layug, 89 years old, passed on peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, July 11, 2015, with her family by her side in San Francisco, California. Valerie was born in Imus, Cavite, Philippines on April 8, 1926 to David and Modesta Legaspi. She was the sixth of 11 children. She went to Manila, Philippines for her college education. It was in Manila where she...
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Eugenio Gurbindo Urdániz

November 2, 1925 - July 8, 2015

The Gurbindo Family of Spain,His Beloved wife Gladys Gurbindo, and His family from California, are pleased to have you join us for a Memorial Service honoring His Life. We thank you in advance for your presence. Ferretti Gurbindo Family
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Thelma Briscoe

July 4, 1927 - June 29, 2015

Thelma Louise Briscoe (Crockett) was born on July 4, 1927 in Kaufman, Texas to the union of Ada Luvenia and Earnest Crockett, Sr. Thelma was a beloved mother to three children. She was also a cherished wife to James Randolph Briscoe with whom, in 1965, she migrated from Texas to San Francisco, CA. They shared many wonderful years together until his untimely passing in 1988. Before...
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Julie P. Bereson

June 28, 2015

Julie Bereson, native of Puebla, Mexico, passed away peacefully in her sleep on June 28th, 2015. My mother was a vivacious person who loved dancing, music, theater and shopping. She adored Cantinflas and classic films like Casablanca and Gone With the Wind. She loved the holidays, especially Christmas and Valentine's Day and enjoyed mailing greeting cards to all her friends for every occasion. ...
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Geraldine Marie (Siegel) Klotz

April 6, 1924 - June 20, 2015

Gerry passed away peacefully in Daly City and is now reunited with her soul mate, Bob, her husband of 60 years. She is survived by her three devoted daughters, Patti McGue Stark, Judy Dane and Nancy Harlan (Ken), five grandchildren, six great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. Aunt Gerry was a loving, guiding presence to her many nieces and nephews. She leaves behind very dear...
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