Neptune Society of Northern California - Santa Rosa

The Neptune Society of Northern California has provided a simple and affordable option for more than 125,000 Californians who prefer cremation as the dignified and ecologically responsible alternative to traditional final arrangements. We own our crematory equipment and it is always operated by our own highly trained professionals.

With several branch offices, our own crematories, a fleet of removal vehicles, chapels, the Neptune Society San Francisco Columbarium and a 24-hour Membership Services Center all staffed by our well-trained professionals, we are better equipped than any other cremation provider in northern California to respond quickly and professionally to the needs of our members.


Our Obituaries

Walter Tompson

March 6, 1920 - June 20, 2013

Walter Tompson (Waldyslaw Tomkowicz) Walter ("Uncle Tom") began his journey with us on March 6, 1920. He left us to explore new horizons June 20, 2013 at the age of 93. He will be forever remembered for his love of all areas of history (especially WWI and WWII), animals (especially dogs who seemed to "love" him back), nature and modern science. He was an avid walker, which, along with his...
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Gloria Wilson

December 3, 2012


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Gary Alan Palmer

November 20, 1947 - August 12, 2012

Gary passed away on Sunday, August 12, 2012 at the age of 64. He is survived by brother John Palmer and sister Cindi Thomas, both of San Jose and brother Randy Palmer of Santa Rosa. He also leaves behind nephews Eric Thomas and Travis Thomas as well as niece Candice Davis. Gary served in Vietnam. He was a proud member of MENSA. He also took pride in his involvement in the planning of his high...
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Elaine Carolyn Wood

December 12, 1924 - August 10, 2012


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Douglas G. Carlson

November 5, 1937 - July 8, 2012


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Diane Karson

November 20, 1933 - June 24, 2012

Diane Karson was born in Inchung, Korea on Nov. 20th 1933 as Choon Jah Song. She left with the angels June 24th 2012. She had met her husband Vincent Karson shortly after the Korean War. They married and moved to the states in 1959. She is survived by her loving husband, Vincent, also known as Bud of 54 years. Along with her 5 children, Valerie Jack-Stevens, Laurie Karson, Kathie Frey of...
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Daniel Lipton

April 5, 1941 - June 17, 2012

Our dad died peacefully 6/17/12 in the presence of the ones he loved most.
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Gerard Gerry Pryle

November 25, 1953 - June 12, 2012

Gerry was born on November 25th, 1953 in New York, NY and passed away sometime between June 8th, 2012 and June 12th, 2012. Ger was a resident of Brooklyn, NY, Minneapolis, MN San Francisco, CA Forestville, CA Berkeley, CA, Oakland, CA, The Planet Earth in the Milky Way Galaxy of Our known Universe. Did I miss any?
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James "Jim" Sorrells

December 18, 1938 - June 11, 2012


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Lester Roy James

November 22, 1918 - May 28, 2012


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Nancy Niederholzer

May 4, 1931 - May 20, 2012


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Rob Brooker

August 25, 1953 - May 16, 2012

Rob Brooker was a man who played so many different roles for so many different people; A husband, father, brother, son, uncle, friend, "second dad," hard worker, co worker, comedian, BBQ Savant, host, adviser and the list goes on and on. He filled rooms and hearts because his spirit was and still is filled with intelligence, wisdom, love, laughter and a quick whit that none of us can ever deny....
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William Gerughty

May 17, 1988 - May 3, 2012

William Travis Gerughty (Will I Am) to his friends was Born on May 17, 1988 In Torrance CA. He lived in L.A. till the age of 5. At that time we moved to Santa Rosa. This was the place that Will fell in love with. He went to Madrone School for 6 years. Then he went to Rincon Vally Middle School. Then went to Maria Carrillo High. He received his GED in 2010. He was best known for bringing home...
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Jon G Johnston

July 2, 1942 - April 29, 2012


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Deanna June Capanacci (Ludy) ♥

June 5, 1937 - February 27, 2012

♥ Deanna June (Ludy) Capanacci passed away peacefully in her home in Petaluma on February 27, 2012 in the loving arms of her family. Dee had a very strong faith and found comfort knowing the Lord. She was truly blessed with endless love from her family and our Lord. The beloved wife of Douglass Capanacci, loving, precious, and adored mother of Lisa Marie (Pope) Wistock and her husband...
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Louise Hilburn

March 1, 1938 - February 20, 2012


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Armand J.R. Oerlemans

February 3, 1927 - February 20, 2012


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David Gutierrez

May 29, 1981 - February 13, 2012


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James Meyer Payne

May 3, 1926 - January 27, 2012


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Suzanna J. Presley

March 6, 1975 - January 19, 2012

Sweet Suzanna, Beautiful, tender heart, Joyful spirit with a sassy style, And a flower in your hair, And the world's most magical smile. Sweet Suzanna, Pretty blue eyes, Free spirit with an independent mind, Sweet, loving, one of a kind. Sweet Suzanna, You loved and were loved by your family and many friends, And though a profound piece of our lives is missing Our love for you and...
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Leslie A. Arnold

August 25, 1969 - January 15, 2012


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Nancy Tapscott Conzett

July 20, 1933 - January 10, 2012

Born July 20, 1933 in Kentfield, CA to Robert and Clara (Churchill) Tapscott, Nancy spent childhood summers at her grandfather's cabin in Salmon Creek, thus beginning her long love affair with the Sonoma County coast. She returned as often as possible while receiving her degree from CA College of Arts & Crafts in Oakland, working as a commercial artist, marrying and raising a family in Kensington...
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James F. Gerrans

December 10, 2011

Surrounded by his loving family, Jim Gerrans passed away unexpectedly after unanticipated complications at Kaiser Hospital in the early hours of December 10, 2011, the morning of the lunar eclipse (Jim loved astronomy). Jim was born February 19, 1937, in San Francisco and attended Lowell High School. He served in the USAF domestically and in Africa, relocating with his family from San...
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Bruce B. Bolger

September 27, 1925 - November 20, 2010

Bruce Beverly Bolger (b. San Francisco, CA 9/27/1925) passed away comfortably in his sleep on 11/20/2010, surrounded by his family in his home in Santa Rosa, CA. Dementia and a slow growth lymphoma complicated the last few years of his active lifestyle. Bruce was born in San Francisco and lived in Noe Valley just one block from the home of his future wife, Marie. His father James Joseph Bolger...
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Myrtle Elizabeth Brown

April 12, 1912 - October 23, 2010


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Richard Poremba

March 26, 1944 - September 19, 2010


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Elizabeth Jean Ireland

September 22, 1921 - September 14, 2010


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Robert Mills Munro

March 7, 1922 - August 30, 2010


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Maria Burtis

May 24, 1928 - August 1, 2010


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Donald Royce Capeheart

January 21, 1935 - July 12, 2010


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George Keith Bishop

June 2, 1928 - July 3, 2010


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Albina Kelechava

June 12, 1916 - May 1, 2010


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Betty Lobsinger

September 21, 1921 - April 30, 2010


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Jeffrey McIlroy Tyler

April 4, 1964 - April 27, 2010


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Gary Gallon

January 13, 1945 - February 7, 2010


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Robert Carl Niederholzer

March 27, 1925 - February 2, 2010

Mr. Niederholzer was born on March 27, 1925 and passed away on Tuesday, February 2, 2010. Mr. Niederholzer was a resident of Chico, California at the time of his passing.
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Donald J Starr III

February 12, 1989 - January 28, 2010

Donald J. Starr III passed away on January 28, 2010 in Santa Rosa, California at the age of 20. His family has been stricken by this loss, and his mother Nancy will forever remember Donald as an enriching part of her life, although his time here on Earth was short. He is remembered lovingly by his brother Daniel and will forever be missed by his Mom and Dad, as well as all the friends and...
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Rogers Munro Staehlin

June 12, 1939 - January 7, 2010


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Edith Hope Anderson

September 14, 1926 - January 5, 2010


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Robert Halcomb

May 14, 1914 - December 27, 2009


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Gudrun Erika Zanzi

September 16, 1940 - December 26, 2009


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Arthur Charles Loveridge

February 4, 1926 - December 21, 2009

On December 21, 2009, we said good-bye to Arthur Charles Loveridge. He passed away at his home in San Rafael with his wife of 53 years by his side. Art had flowers in his veins coming from Peoria Illinois where the Loveridge's had their own flower shop. Art also worked for years in floral shops in Los Angeles and San Francisco before owning Artistry In Flowers in Terra Linda. He loved...
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Phyllis Jean Malerbi

September 11, 1932 - December 17, 2009


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David Mark Casha

April 25, 1951 - December 13, 2009


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Carol Jean Abel

December 10, 1943 - December 11, 2009


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Joan Sivley Sellman

May 20, 1928 - December 10, 2009


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Franklin H. Smith

December 9, 1912 - December 9, 2009


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Jessie Bernice Stewart

August 16, 1919 - December 9, 2009


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Shirley June Shreve-Phelps

June 3, 1935 - December 3, 2009


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Helen Ludwig McGill

July 3, 1911 - November 28, 2009


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Robert Edgar Downey

January 24, 1929 - November 27, 2009


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Mary Bevier

May 6, 1919 - November 27, 2009


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Avis Eleanor Purcell

June 12, 1918 - November 26, 2009


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Garen Drussai

June 17, 1916 - November 16, 2009


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Donna Dee Carey

May 28, 1942 - November 7, 2009


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Hildegard Betty Desmond

May 17, 1930 - November 5, 2009

We love you Mommy.
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Phineas Everett Smith

June 5, 1948 - October 30, 2009


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Warren Jay Kreml

March 15, 1925 - October 29, 2009


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Betty Jean Eichenbaum

April 27, 1928 - October 27, 2009


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Constantine Lance

October 15, 1917 - October 26, 2009


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Billy Joe Cope

August 19, 1927 - October 12, 2009


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