Our Obituaries

John Ephram Reyes

May 23, 1989 - October 6, 2020

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Helga Browne-Scarlett

February 15, 1947 - October 1, 2020

Helga Browne-Scarlett, a mother, grandmother, and artist, passed away peacefully on October 1, 2020. Helga's life began in post-WWII Germany where she was part of a small but very tight knit family. She studied art and music in school and met her 1st husband, an American soldier, while working at a local record shop in her hometown of Wetzlar, Germany. They spent years living the transient life...
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Herbert Herb Canadas

November 2, 1936 - September 30, 2020

Herbert Theodore Canadas Born at his grandparents' house in Half Moon Bay on November 2nd, 1936, Herb was a lifelong resident of the coast. He was a 3rd generation Half Moon Bay native, and a devoted family member and friend. He loved Half Moon Bay and represented the values of the generations of families that grew up on the coast. On September 30th, 2020 he died peacefully at his home. He was...
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Lawrence "Larry" Fortado

May 1, 1961 - September 24, 2020

LAWRENCE "LARRY' FORTADO, JR Larry was born on May 1, 1961 in Marin County. He grew up on the Half Moon Bay coast side with his father, Lawrence Fortado Sr. He began commercial fishing at the age of eleven with his father, learning everything he could from his father. From these experiences he came to know his calling and spent the next five decades at his second home: the ocean. ...
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Madalena Dos Reis Brazil

October 10, 1921 - September 17, 2020

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Deolinda Agusto Bettencourt

March 14, 1922 - August 9, 2020

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Cherie Ann Schwing

November 1, 1936 - August 8, 2020

On the evening of August 8, 2020, Cherie Ann Schwing passed away peacefully in her home and into the arms of her loving Lord and Savior. Cherie was born November 1, 1936 in Muncie, Indiana and married her late husband, Melvin F. Schwing in 1957. Both fell in love with the Coastside, making it their place of residency for over 50 years. Cherie made a career for herself working for the Cabrillo...
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Norma Jeanne Bishop

March 4, 1923 - July 21, 2020

Norma J. Bishop, 1923-2020 Norma J. Bishop died on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, in the Vista Terrace Skilled Nursing Home in Belmont, CA, after a two-year struggle with congestive heart failure. She was 97. Norma (nee Hensler) was born in Atlantic, Iowa. She grew up with an independent spirit, a strong work ethic and a tremendous sense of family duty. This was despite, or possibly due to, the...
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James Dahl Lucus

July 23, 1941 - July 17, 2020

James Lucus departed his earthly residence to go to a very coveted well-known place. A beloved husband, a loving and devoted father to his son and a proud grandfather of two very loved grandchildren, he will be sorely missed. Born in Du Quoin, Illinois, his childhood was spent in Indianapolis, Indiana where he attended grades one through twelve. And while school was important, he was more...
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Tony Mendes Vaz

August 12, 1946 - June 20, 2020

Tony Mendes Vaz passed away on June 20, 2020 following a long illness. He was born on August 12, 1946 in the Azore Islands, Portugal. He was the son of Frank and Maria Vaz. His family Immigrated to the United States in 1950. They settled in Half Moon Bay, where his father worked milking cows at Beffas Ranch. They later moved to a home on Cabrillo Highway, where they resided for their...
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Rose Barcellone

April 27, 1923 - June 9, 2020

Rose Barcellone Born April 27, 1923 and departed on June 9, 2020. Resident of Half Moon Bay. Rose Barcellone passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 9, at the Burlingame Villa, part of the Cimino Care Center in Burlingame. She was 97 years old. Rose was born in Salada Beach (Pacifica), California. After she and her husband Ferdinando were married in 1942, they opened and operated their family...
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Donna Kay Swink

September 5, 1947 - April 18, 2020

Donna Kay Swink, 72, transitioned at home in her sleep, Saturday, April 18th. Donna was born in Santa Monica, Ca., daughter of Gretchen and Ken Swink. In the mid-sixties, she moved to San Francisco to attend San Francisco State. San Francisco was her home until she decided to move to Half Moon Bay in 2004. Donna was a great influence in the lives of her younger siblings- she shared her taste in...
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Robert Arthur Juner

October 16, 1923 - April 15, 2020

Robert "Bob" Juner passed away peacefully on April 15,2020 at the age of 96 .He leaves behind Marilyn, his loving wife of 75 years, his daughter Patty, Sons, Andy, and Michael, 9 Grandchildren, 12 Great Grandchildren, and 1 Great Great Grandchild He grew up on City Island, Bronx, New York. He loved swimming, boating and working in his family's bakery. He learned the value of working hard and...
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Ramiro Aparicio Fernandez

May 20, 1980 - February 23, 2020

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Guido John Santini

December 13, 1928 - February 13, 2020

Guido John Santini, a life long resident of Half Moon Bay California, died on Thursday, February 13, 2020, at the age of 91. He passed in his home, surrounded by family and friends. Guido is survived by his loving wife, Loretta (née Martini) and his beloved daughter, Rosanne Hethcoat and her husband, Patrick. He dearly loved his granddaughters, Sarah Parker (and her husband, Jamie) of Los...
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Bruce David Karsh

February 24, 1956 - January 9, 2020

Bruce David Karsh Feb. 24, 1956-Jan. 9, 2020 Bruce passed away very suddenly, and much too young, from a heart attack. He became a software engineer in 8th grade, and was a hacker's hacker, a geek's geek. Bruce enjoyed coding. He had worked with a variety of Silicon Valley companies; Silicon Graphics, Inktomi, Yahoo!, Wink Technologies, and Google, before joining Pandora Media in 2015. His...
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Monty Allen Hampton

September 22, 1941 - December 15, 2019

Dr. Monty Allen Hampton September 22, 1941 to December 15, 2019 Monty Allen Hampton passed away peacefully on December 15. It was a sunny afternoon at his home overlooking the ocean. He was surrounded by family and friends after a courageous battle with cancer. Monty was born in Glendale, California on September 22, 1941. He attended schools in Burbank and Lancaster, California. He was the...
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Joshua Arthur Truth Patricio

November 23, 2019 - December 7, 2019

Joshua Arthur Truth Patricio Joshua was named for his father, Joshua Mendonca Conklin Patricio; middle name in memory of his Great Grandfather, Arthur Julio Orrante, & in honor of his Grandfather, Marc Arthur Orrante; and second middle name Truth, as a moral guidepost. Born November 23rd 2019 at 11:01am, weighing 6lb 7oz, Joshua was ready for anything. From the moment he came into this world...
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Stephen Alan Turner

June 25, 1942 - November 18, 2019

Stephen Alan Turner, a thirty-eight-year resident of Half Moon Bay, passed away peacefully at his home on November 18th at age 77. Steve was originally from Chicago Illinois. He served in the Army during the Viet Nam war era, and returned to complete a degree in History at the University of Illinois. He was a certified scuba diver, accomplished cross country skier and, as a founding member...
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Mario Anguiano Cisneros

March 4, 1989 - November 18, 2019

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Shelley Scott Molton

September 16, 1949 - November 4, 2019

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David Joseph Karlin

May 22, 1957 - October 24, 2019

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Dale Gilmore Heckman

April 19, 1934 - October 19, 2019

Dale G. Heckman passed away on October 19,2019, after a four-year battle with Alzheimer's disease He was 85 years old. he and his wife, Sue have been residents of Half Moon Bay , CA, for 50 years. Dale was born and raised in North Apollo, PA. He is preceded in death by his parents, James and Estella, one sister and three brothers. he attended Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Miami,...
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Ferne Evelyn Gossett

May 30, 1926 - October 2, 2019

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Edward Joseph Cozzolino

October 1, 1958 - September 27, 2019

Edward Joseph Cozzolino, October 1, 1958 - September 27, 2019 Edward Joseph Cozzolino passed away on September 27th surrounded by family. Eddie was born in San Mateo and lived his entire life on the Half Moon Bay coastside. Known throughout town as Uncle Eddie, you could always catch him driving around in his truck visiting and waiving to everyone he knew. He could be described as a Half...
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Beverly Jean Hawkes

August 5, 1944 - September 12, 2019

On September 12, 2019, Beverly J. Hawkes left this world to join her parents, Helen Faye (Watson) and Raymond Robert Baker. She was born on August 15, 1944 in Vancouver, WA. The family, including her sister Marilyn and brother Jim, settled in San Mateo, CA in 1960. After graduating from San Mateo High School in 1962, she attended the Automation Institute in San Francisco, which led to several...
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Cathy Zima

January 7, 1950 - August 20, 2019

In Loving Memory Cathy Zima January 7, 1950 – August 20, 2019 Cathy Zima passed away on August 20, 2019 at her home in Livermore, California, at the age of 69. Cathy was born in Newark, New Jersey on January 7, 1950. Cathy's lifetime ability to persevere and her admirable endurance started at the young age of 6 when she lost her mother. She was raised by her loving Grandmother, Mary...
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Maria Cruz Bibian Diaz

May 2, 1923 - July 31, 2019

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Dorothy Rose Canadas

March 13, 1928 - July 23, 2019

Dorothy Rose Canadas, after a long illness, peacefully passed away on July 23, 2019 with her loving family by her side, Dorothy and her identical twin Doris, were born to Manuel and Caroline Vargas in San Leandro, CA . They moved to Higgins Canyon in Half Moon Bay when she was five years old. Dorothy graduated from Half Moon Bay High School in 1947, then attended College of San Mateo and worked...
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Aida Miguel Sagabaen

September 13, 1938 - June 21, 2019

Born September 30, 1938 Died June 21, 2019 After an extended illness Aida died in San Jose, California, in the care of her family and will be missed by all. Aida was born in Centro I, Angadanan, Isabela, Philippines, at her parents home, grew up and raised at her grandparents farm home in Pissay, a barrio of Angadanan after World War II and obtained her education there. After high...
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Cheryl Ann Jones Shriver

April 24, 1948 - June 16, 2019

Cheryl Ann Jones Shriver passed away on June 16, 2019 at Stanford Hospital surrounded by friends and family. Born in Oakland and raised in Albany, Cheri spent her happiest years in Half Moon Bay, CA. She had a keen intellect, a unique and wicked sense of humor, a warm and outgoing manner, and a kind heart. She loved and created art. She was a constant and generous friend who always saw the...
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Rosemarie Ann Moran

August 21, 1941 - June 2, 2019

Rosemarie Ann Moran beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend passed peacefully on Sunday June 2, 2019 after a long battle with Lewy Body Dementia. Rosemarie, a San Francisco native and proud graduate of Star of the Sea Catholic high school, spent many years singing in the choir at Our Lady of the Pillar Catholic Church. She loved walking on the Coastal trail and beaches. Her hobbies...
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Jose Angel Avila Martinez

October 25, 1957 - May 31, 2019

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Olin Donald Wallace

February 20, 1934 - May 26, 2019

Olin D Wallace, 85, passed away peacefully on May 26th, 2019 in his daughters home in Half Moon Bay, surrounded by his family. He was born Feb 20th 1934 in Salem OR to Dace and Aletha Wallace. Olin served in the US army for 8 years. Once he got out he settled in Montara, CA with his family and worked for Untied Airlines for 42 years. Olin was a proud father, grandfather and great grandfather....
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Edward Lea

August 8, 1924 - May 20, 2019

Edward Lea, 94, passed away on May 20th, 2019, at his home in Half Moon Bay, Calif, surrounded by family. Edward was born to Giorgio and Manin Lea, recent immigrants from Italy, at their home in Moss Beach on August 8th, 1924. He grew up speaking Italian and attended Half Moon Bay schools, graduating in 1944 from Half Moon Bay High. After graduation, Edward joined the Navy where he...
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Barbara Louise Perry

November 4, 1937 - May 3, 2019

Barbara Louise Perry passed away in San Mateo on May 3, 2019, at the age of 81. Barbara was born November 4, 1937 in Tucson, Arizona, a daughter of George and Leedonia Dace. She enjoyed a 36-year career as a school administrator and secretary in the public schools of Contra Costa County. Barbara was a valuable member of her community through her work in public education and other memorable...
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Robert Clyde Gaines

October 4, 1938 - March 18, 2019

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Betty Deniz

September 28, 1925 - March 6, 2019

Betty Deniz September 28, 1925 – March 6, 2019 Betty Deniz passed away peacefully at her home in Sutter Creek, California, at the age of 93. Betty lived in Half Moon Bay for the first 89 years of her life, and she loved living on the ranch and buying and selling livestock. She also loved playing cards with her friends and, most recently, playing Bingo with the other residents of the Gold...
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Shirley Holley

March 24, 1942 - February 8, 2019

Shirley M. Holley March 24, 1942-February 8, 2019 Shirley M. Holley passed away on Friday, February 8, 2019, at home with her loving family. Shirley had been ill for the past year and had been in hospice care since early November. Known in the community through her family therapy practice and numerous social justice activities she will be missed by many people in the Coastside Community. ...
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Patricia Lee Mudrich

September 23, 1941 - February 5, 2019

Patricia Lee Mudrich passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on February 5, 2019, in Half Moon Bay California at the age of 77. Patricia is survived by her Husband Leo Mudrich, her sister Tanya Ballard Melo, her daughter's Michelle Maraviglia (Sean Maraviglia), and Tammy Von Almen (Brian Von Almen). Her adoring grandson's Marc Baker, Travis and Hayden Von Almen, and Justin and Lane...
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James Wright Peterson

March 30, 1944 - January 8, 2019

James "Jim" Wright Peterson died peacefully surrounded by his family on January 8, 2019 in Half Moon Bay, California at the age of 74. Jim is survived by his wife, Laura; his sister, Kathy; his children, Ben, Sarah, Samantha, Nick, and Nate; his grandchildren, Charlie, Tallulah, Atticus, Hannah, Kaylee, Braeden, Christian, Mylia and William. He was predeceased by his parents, Burrill and...
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Maria Adelina Sousa

May 4, 1930 - January 8, 2019

Maria Adelina Sousa Obituary It is with great sadness that the family of Maria Adelina Sousa announces her passing after a long illness, on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at the age of 88 years. Maria Adelina was born on May 4, 1930 in the small village of Santo Antonio on the island of Sao Jorge in the Azores Islands. In 1978 she and her husband, Manuel Nunes Sousa, and their family immigrated...
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Arthur S. Faial

July 12, 1950 - January 1, 2019

Arthur S. "Artie" Faial passed away peacefully at Seton Medical Center in Daly City on January 1, 2019. He was born July 12, 1950 in Calheta, Portugal, to Jose and Maria Faial. His family came to Half Moon Bay in the 1960s. He worked most of his life in agricultural management. He was active in the Portugese Community Center, and was an avid fan of the Raiders and the Portugese National...
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Donald Vernon Wright

October 6, 1932 - December 29, 2018

Donald Vernon Wright, was born in Chicago, Illinois, October 6, 1932. He was the oldest of eight children with four sisters, and three brothers. Don started working at a hometown bakery during grade school to help support his family where he learned to bake bread, pies, and all manner of pastries. His love of baking remained with him his entire life and became his defining signature ...
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Betty Jane Hernandez

September 16, 1930 - December 26, 2018

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Edward "Bud" Andre

May 16, 1936 - December 17, 2018

Edward "Bud" Andre was born in San Francisco on May 16, 1936, the son of Edward Joseph Andre (one of nine children). and Beatrice Elizabeth Durkin (one of twelve children). His beloved wife, Joan Susan Egly Andre who was the love of his live, his father and mother, as well as his loving older sister, Mary Kathleen Doyle, and her husband, William Doyle, have predeceased him. He is survived by...
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Jim Knier

April 6, 1948 - December 12, 2018

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Shannon Lynn Perez

December 14, 1960 - November 20, 2018

Shannon Lynn Perez 12/14/1960 - 11/20/2018 Early Tuesday morning, the 20th of November, Shannon Lynn Perez passed peacefully in her sleep at her residence in Half Moon Bay. Born Shannon Lynn Parks on December 14, 1960 to Peyton and Connie Parks, she was the 4th of 7 children. Shannon found her true calling early in life when she began working with the Inclusion program in 1995 at Manual F....
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Harvey Koepf

April 27, 1933 - November 10, 2018

One life Lived; many lives touched. Harvey Koepf of Half Moon Bay passed away unexpectedly on Nov 10, 2018. He will be missed by family and everyone who knew him.. Harvey was born in 1933 in Alhambra, Calif;, and attended grade school there. He then moved with his parents to Seattle, Wash., and then to Burlingame Calif; where he graduated from Burlingame High School. He earned his Bachelor...
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Marjorie Ann Burton

July 15, 1933 - November 2, 2018

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Marjorie "Marge" Burton

July 15, 1933 - November 2, 2018

MARJORIE BURTON "Marge" passed away on the evening of November 2, 2018 at her home in El Granada, California, surrounded by her loving family. She was 85. Marjorie was born July 15, 1933 in Tescott, Kansas, the daughter of Levi and Estel Hill. She spent much of her life caring for others in the health care field serving as a CNA and Monitor Tech as well as an EMT in Kansas. She was active in...
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Andres Sarabia

November 30, 1934 - October 31, 2018

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Eda Adreveno

February 1, 1928 - October 27, 2018

Eda Adreveno passed away peacefully Saturday, October 27 on a beautiful sunny morning with her loved ones at her side. Daughter of Joseph and Delfina Micallef, Eda was born February 1, 1928, raised in San Francisco, and was a resident of Half Moon Bay for more than 60 years where she lived with her loving husband, Al Adreveno, on their flower farm. Eda and Al had a daughter Eda (John) Muller, who...
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Ruth L Mustaciola

June 24, 1929 - October 12, 2018

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Robert Carl Rettenbacher

August 2, 1946 - October 6, 2018

Robert Carl Rettenbacher Robert "Bob" Rettenbacher passed away on the morning of October 6, 2018 at Kaiser Hospital, Redwood City, CA. Bob is survived by his wife Kathryn Rettenbacher, his son Ryan Rettenbacher, his daughter Sarah Rettenbacher Mendenhall, his son-in-law Peter Mendenhall, his four grandchildren: Zelda, Wesley, Xanthe, and Yara Mendenhall, and his two brothers, Paul and John...
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Miguel Lemus

July 10, 1939 - October 2, 2018

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Lucille Martin

June 16, 1921 - September 3, 2018

Lucille Martin, 97 of Half Moon Bay, CA died peacefully on Monday, September 3, 2018, at Cedar Lane Senior Care home. Lucille was born on June 16, 1921 in Half Moon Bay, California. Lucille married her husband, Joseph A Martin in 1936, and together they had two children David and Mary. In 1986 they celebrated their 50-year wedding anniversary by renewing their vows. Lucille raised her family...
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Teresa Michelle Holcomb

June 15, 1970 - August 24, 2018

Teresa Michelle Holcomb, age 48, passed away suddenly of natural causes on August 24, 2018. She was born in Charlotte, NC to Mike and Susan Holcomb. At age 9 she moved with her family to Colorado, where she lived many years. Teresa loved animals, especially her dog Lucky and cat Yoshi. Above all, Teresa loved her family and was fiercely devoted to her mother and her care. Teresa loved being an...
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Mary Patricia Engel

October 23, 1928 - August 23, 2018

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Rogelio Lopez-Granados

March 29, 1954 - August 20, 2018

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Lois McCahon Loftus

September 14, 1924 - July 22, 2018

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Eloise Lopez Vargas

February 26, 1920 - June 26, 2018

Beloved Wife of Jose G. Vargas,(deceased), Loving Mother of Lupe Perez (Tom, deceased), Virginia Klaar, (Jeff, deceased), Nora Wisler, (Jim), and Frank Vargas, (Jodi). Survived by 2 Brothers, Richard (Lucy) Lopez and Bobby Lopez. Preceded in death by 10 siblings, Mary, Carmen, Jesse, Delphina, Francis, twins Anthony and Alphonso, Tino, Victor, Helen. Her Brother Jesse died on the...
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Alice May Riddell

May 27, 1925 - June 23, 2018

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Laura Loretta Souter

July 2, 1923 - June 23, 2018

Laura Loretta Souter was born in Highwood, Illinois on July 2, 1923. As a child of the depression, after high school she went to work in a laundry serving the military. She also proudly sang for the USO. She married Edward W. Souter on June 18, 1955 in a double wedding with her sister Anita, who married Ralph De LaTorre. Both couples moved to the California coast with Laura and Ed moving to Moss...
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Sirenia Granados De Lopez

October 16, 1935 - June 17, 2018

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Megan Alyss Soros

November 6, 1984 - May 21, 2018

Megan lived with her family in Davenport, California and worked as a masseuse at Costanoa. Megan lost her battle with stomach cancer after an amazingly brave and courageous seven-month fight. She had many more things she planned to do in her young life. She expressed many wishes, becoming a chef, starting a sea glass business, helping others with physical therapy and massage, only to state a...
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Joseph Daniel Ashe

June 27, 1928 - May 19, 2018

Joseph Daniel Ashe was born on June 27, 1928, and passed away on May 19, 2018, just shy of his 90th birthday. A native San Franciscan, Joseph was born to Francis Lawrence Ashe, a prominent attorney in San Francisco, and his wife, Irene Ashe. Joseph was one of eight children: Francis, Matthew (Cy), Barbara, Mary Jane, Joan, Michael and Peter. A product of San Francisco Catholic schools,...
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Ruth Broadwell Sowle

May 22, 1928 - May 11, 2018

Longtime coastsider, Mrs. Ruth Broadwell Sowle passed away peacefully, surrounded by love, on May 11, 2018. Mom to son, Bud Sowle, daughters Becky Glover (John) and Sue Sowle, Ma to grandchildren Cody Dale and Katie Fischer. She is preceded in death by Thurman H. Sowle (Bud). Ruth was born on May 22, 1928 in Proctor Vermont. A Celebration of Life is scheduled for June 27th at the Mariner's Church...
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Lita Teresa Muzio

September 1, 1925 - May 8, 2018

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Jose Rivas

August 27, 1941 - April 30, 2018

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Jule L. Lynch

June 7, 1933 - April 25, 2018

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Doris Warburton

November 21, 1933 - April 7, 2018

Doris Marilyn Warburton, age 84, died on Saturday, April 7, 2018, in her home. Doris was born in Detroit, Mich., on Nov. 21, 1933, to parents Allan and Anna LaVern Bell. She was a Michigan State University graduate, earning a degree in psychology, and a successful businesswoman in San Mateo, Calif., for many years. She was a traveler taking many trips all over the world. She is survived by...
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Lorraine Helena Mantoani

March 6, 1921 - March 29, 2018

LORRAINE HELENA MANTOANI March 6, 1921 – March 29, 2018 Lorraine Helena Mantoani left this world on March 29th, 2018 to join her beloved husband, Louie, in his heavenly home. She was born and raised in Half Moon Bay and passed away peacefully at the age of 97 in the home that her husband built 69 years ago. Those that knew her will never forget her flamboyant personality, her sense of...
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Patricia Anne Howard

March 16, 1928 - March 20, 2018

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Evelyn Marie Swartz

November 8, 1926 - March 18, 2018

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Dorothy Jeanne Coverdell

December 21, 1922 - March 11, 2018

Dorothy Jeanne Sheneman Coverdell passed peacefully from this earth into the arms of the Lord on Sunday, March 11, 2018, at the age of 95. She was born on December 21, 1922 to Ralph E Sheneman and Lucy Maude Reed Sheneman, in Beaver City, Nebraska. She met and married her husband Don Coverdell in Polson, Montana. They spent most of their married life following his career in retailing, which...
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Frances Zellner

August 1, 1931 - March 10, 2018

Frances Zellner (Brandt) came from Hungary to make the coastside her final home. The 22-year El Granada native died March 10, 2018, in her home, at age 86 following complications with heart disease. She was born in Hungary and married her sweetheart, Joseph Zellner, Jr. ("Joe") on October 14, 1950, who passed away in June 2001. They came to the United States in early 1959, joining many of Joe's...
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Joan Susan Andre

February 23, 1943 - March 4, 2018

Joan Andre was born on February 23, 1943 at 8:58 a.m. at Denver General Hospital in Denver, Colorado. Her name at birth was Joan Leslie Valen, daughter of Leslie Valen and Helen Cox Valen, both members of the U.S Military at the time. On February 23, 1944, she was legally adopted by Robert N. Egly and Ama D.(Cutshall) Egly, originally from Nebraska, who changed her name to Joan Susan Egly. ...
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Michael Joseph Donegan

February 26, 2018

Mike passed away peacefully in his home with wife, Charmion, and son Brendan, at his side. Mike was born and raised in San Francisco along with his sister Jolene Kellogg and adopted brother Dennis. His parents Helen and Joseph Donegan preceded him in death. Mike attended St. Stephen Catholic School and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1964. He moved to the Coastside in 1972 with his wife...
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Lasell R. Johnson

June 12, 1936 - February 12, 2018

Lasell Johnson passed away at home in Montara on Monday, February 12, 2018, after his battle with ALS. Lasell was 81 years old. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Reine; son Michael, daughter Christine, son-in-law Christopher, grandsons Lucas and Dylan Woodbridge; and sisters, Gertrude Castro and Violet Oppenheimer. Lasell was born on June 12, 1936 in Portland, Oregon. We grew up in...
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Dennis Robert McGregor

January 26, 1945 - February 12, 2018

DENNIS ROBERT MCGREGOR, age 73, passed away at his home in Montara on February 12, 2018 after a brief illness. Dennis was born in San Francisco on Jan. 26, 1945 and was a lifelong resident of the Coastside. In his younger years, Dennis built a 55' steel fishing boat, "The Three Daughters", named after his girls, which is still in service in Alaska. He loved being on the ocean and had many...
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Gerard "Jerry" Francis McDonald

August 28, 1944 - February 3, 2018

Gerard Francis McDonald went home to our Lord on Saturday, February 3, 2018. Jerry was 73 years old. He was born in Kansas City, Missouri and graduated from Rockhurst College. Jerry was an officer in the US Army and was decorated with the Purple Heart and Silver Star for his service. After his service in the Army, Jerry wed Cruz Salcido and lived in Kansas City. The couple has since resided in...
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Charles Joseph "ChasMo" Francis

July 5, 1936 - January 31, 2018

Charlie passed away peacefully surrounded by family at his Half Moon Bay home the evening of Wednesday, January 31, 2018 after a brief illness. Charlie is survived by his wife of 41 years, Florece "Pooky" Francis, his son Gary Francis, his step-daughter Cherine Griffin George (husband Dan), granddaughters Emma and Amy Francis as well as countless extended family members. He was preceded in...
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Margarito Miranda

January 19, 1929 - January 28, 2018

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Antonio Azevedo Soares

June 14, 1929 - January 25, 2018

Antonio was born in the Azores on June 14, 1929. Antonio passed away on January, 25, 2018 in Half Moon Bay, California at the age of 88. Antonio worked in the nursery industry for 25 years. He is survived by his wife Leontina, family and many friends. Memorial service will be Friday, February 2, 2018 at 11 AM at Our Lady of Pillar Church, Half Moon Bay.
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Joseph C. Toschik

October 22, 1946 - January 23, 2018

Retired Master Sargent, Joseph Carmen Toschik, age 71, passed away peacefully on January 23, 2018 in Half Moon Bay, CA. Joe was born October 22, 1946 in Milwaukee, WI. His family moved to Phoenix, AZ in 1951 where he attended St. Gregory's Elementary School and West Phoenix High School. While there, he was active in the ROTC program. After graduation, he attended the University of San...
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Paul Earle Williamson

February 20, 1947 - January 17, 2018

Paul Earle Williamson passed away this Wednesday, January 17th, at the age of 70, at home with his family by his side. He was born on February 20, 1947 and a native of Pescadero, California. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Linda; daughter, Terri Silvestri (married to Dante Silvestri); two grandsons, Matthew and Austin Silvestri; and many nieces and nephews. Through his many jobs...
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Connie E. Menezes

January 19, 1929 - January 15, 2018

Connie Menezes passed away unexpectedly on January 15, 2018 in Burlingame, California. She was born January 19, 1929, the youngest of three children, to Frank and Casimira Weeks of Pescadero. She grew up working hard on the family farm however, they always found time for fun, which occasionally was mischievous. She graduated from Pescadero High School in 1946, as valedictorian of her class. ...
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Fran Lawrence

January 27, 1935 - January 7, 2018

Francesann Agnes Lawrence, age 82, passed away on January 7, 2018 at her home of 47 years in Belmont, California, surrounded by her daughters and loving family members. Fran was born on January 27, 1935 to her parents Dorothy and Antone Duarte in San Francisco, California, and was the oldest sister to four brothers and one sister. She married Clifford Joseph Lawrence on November 29, 1955 in...
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Antonio Belo

February 28, 1945 - January 3, 2018

Antonio Fernando Belo, a longtime resident of Half Moon Bay, passed away at his home on January 3, 2018. He was born February 28, 1945 in Sao Jorge, Azores to parents Antonio Belo and Maria Silva Belo. He is survived by wife Maria Adelina Belo, daughter Maria Manuela Belo, son-in-law Arthur Oallesma Dyogi, grandchildren Deanna Josefine Dyogi and Zachary Paul Dyogi, sisters Noemia, Liduina...
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Arthur Carl Hoffman, Jr.

June 9, 1942 - December 31, 2017

Arthur Carl Hoffman Jr. passed away at the age of 75 at his home in Half Moon Bay on Sunday, December 31st. He leaves behind his daughter Kimberly Hoffman, son-in-law Jeffrey Stilwill, grandsons Griffin, Aidan, Kyle and Ashley Stilwill, older sister Patricia Kiecher, brother-in-law Al Kiecher and his 3 nieces – Elizabeth Zimmermann, Jeanne Drown and Katherine Gillespie. He also leaves behind...
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Mary Stuart Wall

January 27, 1954 - December 28, 2017

Mary Stuart Wall passed unexpectedly December 28, 2017 at home in Half Moon Bay, CA after spending her morning laughing with her two daughters, Brigid and Nicole, at the age of 63. She was born to her beloved, late parents, Paul and Dorothy (Cusick) Stuart and raised in Randolph, MA along with her three brothers: Paul, Thomas, and Robert. Growing up, Mary volunteered at the rectory of St....
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Virginia Marie Francis

December 21, 1926 - November 29, 2017

Virginia Marie Francis passed away November 29, 2017, in the comfort of her home surrounded by family. She was born to Paride and Cecilia Lombardi in San Francisco on December 21, 1926. She graduated from Half Moon Bay High School in 1944, and married her high school sweetheart Norman "Dick" Francis. Virginia worked in the electronic industry for thirty years. After she retired, she enjoyed...
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Ben Olin Tyson, Jr.

December 20, 1953 - November 7, 2017

Ben Olin Tyson, Jr. passed away on November 7, 2017, at home surrounded by his family. He was born on December 20, 1953 in Guthrie, OK to Ben Sr. and Betty Tyson. Ben was their third and youngest child. At the age of 2 ½, Ben moved to Fillmore in Ventura County, CA. He spent a very happy childhood there doing such things as playing in the orange orchards, exploring the Sespe River...
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Tom Lewis

October 2, 1952 - October 23, 2017

Tom (Thomas) Lewis of El Granada California, formerly of Long Beach and a native of Colorado, passed away on October 23, 2017 at Kaiser Medical Center in Redwood City. A complete obituary will be posted soon.
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Joseph Vargas

August 6, 1929 - October 15, 2017

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Eugenia Chiesa

January 28, 1938 - October 15, 2017

Eugenia Chiesa (Massa), wife of Ray Chiesa, passed away October 15, 2017 at age 79 after a brief struggle with an unexpected illness. Eugenia was the mother of Sandra and Michael (Michael's wife Elizabeth) Chiesa and sister of Silvana Massa. Eugenia was born in Tovo San Giacomo, Italy on January 28, 1938. She came to the United States at age eleven with her mother and sister. She later became...
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Catherine Martini

September 25, 2017

Longtime Half Moon Bay resident Catherine Martini passed away Monday, September 25, 2017 after a sudden illness. Cathy had a generous heart and was known to surprise others with a plate of cookies. She also enjoyed golfing, gambling, and the '49ers. She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond Martini and mother of the late Michael Campbell. She is survived by her granddaughter Michelle Walker,...
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Nancy Ruth Hansen

September 18, 2017

NANCY RUTH HANSEN (nee MORAN) Nancy Moran Hansen passed away peacefully on September 18th in her home in El Granada, near the coast she loved and among the friends she held so dearly. She was born in 1948 and proud to be a fifth generation San Franciscan. She grew up in Menlo Park and attended school there graduating from the Convent of the Sacred Heart in 1966. She attended San Jose State and...
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Donna L. Brazil

January 1, 1943 - September 5, 2017

Donna L. Brazil of Half Moon Bay died peacefully on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at home with her family at the age of 74. Donna is survived by her daughter, Terri (Andrew) Carol; sons, Tim (Gina) Brazil and David (Erin)Brazil; grandchildren, Michelle Marconi, Anthony Brazil Jr, Cassidy Brazil, Angela Brazil, Danielle(Braden) Hall, brother Ronald (Marie) Graham of Mountain View, sister-in-law...
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