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Melville Elbridge Pearce

October 2, 1926 - January 26, 2018


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Rita Evangeline Kramer Titus

January 27, 1927 - January 24, 2018


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Rita Clarone Williams

January 23, 1934 - January 23, 2018


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Adele Lavington Riley

August 5, 1919 - January 20, 2018


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Ingrid Ressar Freemon

July 28, 1922 - January 17, 2018


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Julius Richard ANDREAZZI

June 10, 1926 - January 12, 2018


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Dolores Brill

November 28, 1941 - January 9, 2018


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Henrietta Amelia Catallo

March 28, 1940 - January 1, 2018

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Alma Adda Brovelli

October 29, 1931 - December 26, 2017

Alma Adda Brovelli October 29, 1931-December 26, 2017Adda was the youngest of six siblings born to Thomas and Esther Terry in Huntley, Wyoming. She moved to Twin Falls, Idaho when she was 13, and graduated from Twin Falls High School. After High School Adda lived in Idaho, and enjoyed visiting her family in Montana and Missouri. Her nephews and nieces have...
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Dorothy Barbara McCarthy

December 4, 1920 - December 26, 2017

Dorothy "Dody" Barbara Bain McCarthy Dec. 4, 1920 - Dec. 26, 2017 Dody passed away peacefully at home following a brief illness at the age of 97. She was predeceased by her loving husband Thomas F. McCarthy, Jr. "Mack" in 2012 shortly after they celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary. She is survived by her loving family; her son, Tom, daughter-in-law, Joyce, two grandsons, Thomas (Tommy) and...
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Robert Morris Adams

February 2, 1931 - December 23, 2017

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Flora Aragon Sierra

July 17, 1923 - December 20, 2017

Flora Sierra, 94, passed away peacefully in her home on December 20, 2017 surrounded by her family and loved ones. On July 17, 1923, Flora was born into a loving family in La Veta, Colorado. In 1941, Flora married the love of her life Joseph T. Sierra and they brought into this world three beautiful children, Diana McCormac, Elaine Sierra, and James Sierra. It was from here that their family...
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Muriel Dorf Harris

September 9, 1921 - December 13, 2017

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Rita Theresa Devereaux

February 28, 1930 - December 11, 2017

Rita Theresa Devereaux (nee Kazenevich), adored wife and mother, died peacefully on December 11, 2017 in San Rafael at 87 years of age. A native of Montreal, Canada, Rita was a graduate of the Phillips School of Nursing, affiliated with McGill University. She came to California in 1952 to work at Stanford University Hospital, and assisted Dr. Emile Holman in his pioneering work in cardiac...
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Ursula Ann Partee

January 25, 1926 - December 11, 2017

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Andrew Gerard Greene

April 10, 1934 - December 10, 2017

Andrew Gerard GreeneApril 10, 1934-December 10, 2017Born in Newtown, County Clare, IrelandResided in San Rafael, CaliforniaAndrew passed away peacefully with his wife and family by his side on December 10, 2017 at Kaiser Hospital, San Rafael. He was born, the youngest of nine children, in Newtown, County Clare, Ireland on April 10, 1934 and raised on his family's farm. He was the beloved...
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Nadine SCHENDEL

December 15, 1919 - December 7, 2017

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Elizabeth Ellen Connelly

December 30, 1950 - December 5, 2017

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Georgette Eugenia HUTCHINGS

October 24, 1933 - November 27, 2017

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Lee David JOHNSTON

May 7, 1938 - November 22, 2017

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Marjorie J. Hoffman

May 30, 1933 - November 22, 2017

Marjorie Hoffman Marjorie Hoffman, 84, of San Rafael, CA passed away peacefully surrounded by friends and family by her side on November 22, 2017. She was born in Sausalito, CA on May 30, 1933. Marge graduated from Tamalpais High School in Mill Valley, CA. She was married to Robert Hoffman on January 11, 1953. Marge worked at Fircrest Market in Sebastopol alongside her sons, Dave and Mark, for 20...
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Robert Gerald Wilhelm

November 11, 1917 - November 22, 2017

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Jane Estella Bakaluba

April 15, 1929 - November 7, 2017

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Thelma Simpson Dickson

July 3, 1919 - October 27, 2017

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Roberta Frances Erlandsen

October 8, 1926 - October 25, 2017

Roberta Frances Erlandsen A Terra Linda resident, passed away peacefully at home on October 25, 2017. She previously died but was resuscitated at Marin General Hospital on September 28, 2004. Born in Oakland, California, the daughter of Ernest and Margaret McCabe Erlandsen, she graduated from Holy Names high school in Oakland and the University of California at Berkeley with a BA degree in...
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Carol Janith Stranzl

January 5, 1928 - October 25, 2017

Carol Janith Stranzl1928 - 2017Carol Janith Stranzl passed away peacefully on October 25, 2017. Carol was born on January 5, 1928 (Little Christmas, and for whose song of joy and mirth she was named) to Lewis and Fleeta Foster in Willits, California. Carol moved with her family to the picturesque Town of Tiburon in 1928, where she lived into early adulthood. Carol was a spirted and adventurous...
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Madeline Muise Sigler

February 5, 1925 - October 24, 2017

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John Swain GIBBONS

June 3, 1944 - October 20, 2017

It is with deepest regrets and overwhelming sorrow that I tell you that my loving and devoted partner and husband of nearly 40 years, John S. Gibbons, died at home October 20th in my loving embrace, as was his wish. He will be sorely missed by me, by our son Chad, our daughter Kirsten, our two granddaughters, and many extended family members. He will be long remembered and missed by hundreds of...
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Corinne Evelyn Malanca

October 15, 1962 - October 19, 2017

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Rena Maltby Corey

August 12, 1926 - October 16, 2017

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John Milton Noerr

March 8, 1937 - October 15, 2017

JOHN MILTON NOERR, of San Rafael, CA, peacefully passed away on Sunday, October 15, 2017 in Greenbrae, California. He was born on March 8, 1937 in Stubenville, OH as the only child to Robert and Anna Noerr. After growing up in Punxsutawney, PA, the family moved to East Detroit, MI where John attended the East Detroit High School and the University of Michigan where he received a degree in...
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Ruth Eleanor Bondy Linvill

February 8, 1921 - October 10, 2017

Ruth Eleanor Bondy Linvill, former Vice President of the American Red Cross, died of natural causes at her home in San Rafael, California, on October 10. She was 96, and surrounded by her five children.She rode the crest of the 20th Century wave of women's independence, graduating from college with a Bachelor of Arts degree, serving on the Battle Front in World War II, raising seven children with...
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Patricia Lynch Yates

February 18, 1921 - October 2, 2017

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Helen Derham

August 27, 1919 - September 27, 2017

Helen Derham, age 98, of Greenbrae, CA passed away on Wednesday September 27, 2017 due to an accidental fall. Helen was born August 27, 1919 in San Francisco to Peter and Anna Wilhelm. She graduated from the Immaculate Conception in San Francisco in 1937. She went on to help the war effort in Sausalito, California as a secretary in the shipyard. Around the close of the war Helen was married to...
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Heinz Dreier

July 7, 1944 - September 24, 2017

Heinz Dreier1944-2017Heinz came to the US from Germany as a high school exchange student in 1961. There he met his future wife, Diane. He returned home to finish his schooling, but returned to the US in 1965. He was married and drafted in 1966. He proudly served in the army during the Vietnam war. Most of his working years were spent as a realtor/ property manager. Heinz enjoyed raising his...
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Shamsollah Sabeti

September 5, 1947 - September 23, 2017

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Martha Margaret Brown

January 5, 2017 - September 23, 2017

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Anna May Tamimi

May 19, 1932 - September 20, 2017

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Robert Gary Knight

November 13, 1953 - September 18, 2017

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Harriet Brennan Branick

September 10, 1931 - September 13, 2017

Harriet Brennan Branick, M.D.Dr. Harriet Branick died quietly the night of Sept. 12 after a very long illness. Her immediate family was at her side during her final days, which were peaceful.Dr. Harriet was born Aug. 10, 1937 in Columbus, Ohio, where her father worked planting "shelter belts" with the Civilian Conservation Corps. She grew up in the Sacramento Valley, attending El Camino High...
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Kenneth Ronald Homen

November 28, 1936 - September 11, 2017

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Frank Williams

May 15, 1936 - September 3, 2017

Frank (Francis) "Cic" Williams, 81, a native San Franciscan and 51 year resident of Marin, passed away suddenly at Marin General Hospital on Sunday, September 3, 2017. He was the son of Pat Williams (Pasquale Guglielmi) and Florence Raganelli, and the loving husband of Florence Williams for 54 years.Frank "Cic" graduated from Balboa High School in the fall of 1954 (ceremony January 1955), and...
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Linda Marie Gill

June 3, 1958 - August 28, 2017

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Charlie James Uhl

October 10, 1953 - August 21, 2017

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Ransom Ernest Coleman

July 15, 1940 - August 16, 2017

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Agnes Netty BURTON

May 2, 1928 - August 11, 2017

Agnes "Netty" Burton Formerly of San Rafael, passed away peacefully in Santa Rosa, CA, on August 11, 2017. She was 89 years old. Netty was born and raised in Paisley, Scotland, and lived there until she came to San Francisco to marry Robert "Bob" Burton on June 18, 1949. She worked at Best Foods in San Francisco until starting a family and was a wonderful home maker and mother...
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Patricia Pearson

October 23, 1943 - August 6, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of Patsy announce her passing on August 6, 2017. Her daughter and son in law were by her side. Patsy spent most of her life in Fairfax growing up on Manor Hill with her brother Ed. Here she began many lifelong friendships with the children that would come over from San Francisco and spend their summers on the hill. Patsy attended Saint Rafael's...
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Barbara Lea Whitt

April 4, 1938 - July 31, 2017

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Joan Marie Loberg

March 4, 1931 - July 29, 2017

Joan Marie (Malcewicz) Loberg passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 29th surrounded by family. She was the beloved Matriarch of the Loberg clan.Born March 4, 1931 in Utica, NY to Frank and Stephanie Malcewicz. Graduated from Immaculate Conception Academy in SF in 1949, Lone Mountain College in 1953. Joan married her college sweetheart and love of her life, Robert F. Loberg, in 1953.Predeceased...
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Drucilla Cortell GENSLER

January 1, 1936 - July 20, 2017

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Maida Eby Barrick

February 24, 1924 - July 18, 2017

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Josephine Mary Hannan

October 20, 1927 - July 17, 2017

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Allan Murray Newman

January 27, 1927 - July 14, 2017

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Darrell Ivan Gisvold

December 12, 1933 - July 11, 2017

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Thomas Donald Pasquin

June 14, 1927 - July 11, 2017

Thomas Pasquin, 90, of San Rafael, Passed away July 10, 2017.He was born in San Francisco on June 14,1927. Thomas graduated from Balboa High. He married June Gury on February 16, 1947. Thomas had a career in law enforcement for the San Francisco Police Department, after retiring he enjoyed a long career in Real Estate.He was a member of San Francisco Police Officers Association, had a passion for...
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Kathryn Schulz

February 20, 1955 - July 11, 2017

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Karl Adolph Jacob

April 13, 1931 - July 10, 2017

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Theresa Klune McLean Dietrich

February 9, 1948 - July 9, 2017

Theresa Klune McLean Dietrichof Greenbrae, CaliforniaFebruary 29, 1948 - July 9, 2017Theresa was born in San Bernardino, California on February 29, 1948. She graduated from St. Bernadine High School and subsequently received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of San Francisco, and her Doctorate of Jurisprudence degree from San Francisco Law School. She married her husband of 44...
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Pauline Semeski

July 18, 1921 - July 7, 2017

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Lewis Howard Likover

March 23, 1947 - July 6, 2017

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Teresa O'Neill

February 20, 1924 - June 28, 2017

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Dorothy Elaine Mills

April 17, 1925 - June 26, 2017

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Judith Florentine Laxen

July 21, 1945 - June 25, 2017

Judy was born on July 21, 1945, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Shortly after her birth she was adopted by John (Chuck) and Sophia (Artmann) Laxen, baptized at Holy Trinity Church, Winsted, Minnesota, and given the name "Judith Florentine". Judy attended Holy Trinity grade and high school in Winsted, Minnesota. After graduating, she moved to Minneapolis where she took classes in...
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Mildred Campana

August 25, 1928 - June 22, 2017

Mildred Campana Mildred passed away in her San Rafael home on June 22, 2017 in the arms of her loving husband, Richard Campana. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Irene. Mildred, also known as Millie or Mil, lived her young life in the small town environment of Petaluma, leaving her with many happy memories that lasted a lifetime. Shortly after her graduation from Petaluma High,...
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Maria Efremenko

January 30, 1920 - June 19, 2017

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Michael William Laughlin

September 5, 1938 - June 17, 2017

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Warren James Harms

September 6, 1941 - June 16, 2017

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David Nobuharu Oshiro

November 23, 1948 - June 12, 2017

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Eugene Louis Oswald

January 21, 1935 - June 9, 2017

Eugene Oswald ObituaryEugene Louis Oswald died at home on June 9, 2017. Born on January 21, 1935 to Eleanor and Leo Oswald in Cedar Rapids, Nebraska, Eugene moved in childhood to Marcus, Iowa with his family. He was known as a star athlete at Holy Name High School. He was drafted into the United States Army during the Korean War and selected to train at Honest John's Rocket School, the first...
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Harriet Maria Copeland

October 26, 1962 - May 28, 2017

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Silvio John Foppoli

March 28, 1916 - May 27, 2017

Silvio Foppoli, 101, of San Rafael, passed away on May 27th, 2017.He was born on March 28th, 1916 in San Francisco, California, and was raised in the North Beach district. He graduated from Galileo High School. Silvio was happily married to Piera in 1950 and remained with her for 60 years until her passing in 2010. He proudly maintained with his wife two properties in San Francisco, was a...
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Phyllis Jean Fleming

August 17, 1922 - May 16, 2017

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Russell Leon Blackburn

June 29, 1945 - May 12, 2017

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Raymond Henry Adams

May 23, 1935 - May 7, 2017

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Jean Anthony Renel

February 19, 1941 - May 1, 2017

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Nancy Lee Ankrum

July 12, 1933 - May 1, 2017

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Eilleen Ann Donaldson

April 29, 1941 - May 1, 2017

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Louanna Marie Leger

August 25, 1951 - April 28, 2017

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Patricia Ingoldsby

November 5, 1930 - April 27, 2017

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Raymond Michael Kelleher

January 18, 1937 - April 22, 2017

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Ada Domenica Duner

September 1, 1925 - April 20, 2017

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Lisa Mary OUSE-HICKS

August 17, 1963 - April 19, 2017

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Keith Robert Duffy

July 4, 1932 - April 16, 2017

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Leonard August Koehler

February 7, 1941 - April 9, 2017

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Tuan Van Nguyen

April 12, 1935 - April 1, 2017

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Sharon Corredor

August 7, 1945 - April 1, 2017

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Audrey Cislyn Alfred

December 15, 1918 - March 26, 2017

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Simon Joseph Lonergan

October 12, 1921 - March 24, 2017

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Mary Ellen Brennan

August 20, 1927 - March 20, 2017

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Michael Jeffrey Ward

August 18, 1955 - March 4, 2017

Michael died unexpectedly on March 4, 2017 at the age of 61 years. He was born on the 18th of August, 1955 in Greenbrae, California to Kay and Jack Ward. Raised in Marin, Michael graduated from Bellarmine College Preparatory School in 1973. He attended the University of California at Davis, receiving a Bachelors degree in Political Science in 1980. Michael subsequently earned an MBA degree from...
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Hugh Alfred Banks

January 18, 1944 - March 4, 2017

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Jennifer Lynn Alves Hampton

October 28, 1976 - March 3, 2017

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Harvey Monoogan

October 22, 1931 - March 3, 2017

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Yvette Daramy

March 13, 1986 - February 19, 2017

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Stephen Roy Kinkade

July 9, 1945 - February 11, 2017

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Eugenie M. Allender

October 18, 1915 - February 10, 2017

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Carol Lee Montoya

March 15, 1942 - February 6, 2017

Carol Lee Montoya (Robertson), 74, passed away on Monday, February 6, 2017 after a long illness. Born in San Francisco in 1942 to Irene and James Robertson, Carol grew up in the Bay Area and attended San Rafael High School, San Jose State University and Sonoma State University. A lifelong world traveler and educator, Carol taught in Kaiserslautern, Germany through the Department of Defense, in...
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Elmira Curry Lake

September 20, 1926 - February 3, 2017

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Tomas Vasquez Colón

June 11, 1936 - January 31, 2017

On January 31, 2017, Tomas Colon passed peacefully in his sleep. He had struggled in recent months with a weakened heart and his balance. Tomas was 80 years old. Tomas Colon lived a life full of challenge, love, salsa music, laughter and late nights at the dominoes table. He was known to consume a Corona or two without much encouragement. Even when his youth faded and his strength...
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Fernando Eros Caro

December 3, 1949 - January 28, 2017

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