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Renarae Frederick
Passed away in San Rafael on Saturday, June 22, 2002 at age 84. She is survived by Colleen Noel of Petaluma and Roslyn Kiep of San Francisco. She was a native of Petaluma, California. Friends are invited to attend the Funeral Service at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, June 26, 2002 at Monte's Chapel of the Hills, 330 Red Hill Avenue, San Anselmo, CA. Interment is private at Cypress Hill Memorial Park Cemetery in Petaluma, CA. Memorial gifts to your favorite charity preferred. 

Shyrlee Cole Hamilton
A Memorial Service for Shyrlee Hamilton will be held Sunday, June 30th at 10:30 AM at Marin Art & Garden Center in Ross, CA. Charles Hoertkorn Passed quietly on June 3, 2002, at the age of 94. Charlie was born in San Francisco, graduated from St. Ignatius and the University of San Francisco. He spent his entire business career with the Allied Grocers of California, growing the Wholesale Grocery Co-op into one of the largest in the country. A charter member of the Marin Golf and Country Club, Charlie spent his last 35 years playing golf and traveling with his wife of 67 years, Rita. A long-time resident of San Anselmo, and then the Marin Golf and Country Club in Ignacio, he is survived by his wife, Rita, and two of three sons, Richard of Ross and Steven of Queensbury, New York (eldest son Thomas predeceased Charles), daughter-in -law, Janice of Carlotta, California; his eight grandchildren, Suzanne Rice and husband Wayne of Eureka, Angela Hoertkorn of Davis, Katherine, Kelly and Charles, Jr. of Queensbury and Caitlin, Anna and Nicolette of Ross, as well as his four great-grandsons, Alexander, Curtis, Jacob and Andrew. A private Requiem Mass to honor his memory was attended by immediate family on June 15th, at Our Lady of Loretto Church in Novato. 

John "Chick" Parsons
Passed away June 20, 2002 at his home after a courageous battle with lung cancer. John was born August 1, 1924 at the Old Cottage Hospital in San Rafael and lived most of his life in Kentfield. He and his wife met at Tamalpais High School and were married 56 years. They recently moved to Petaluma. John served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and then worked as insurance claims adjuster until his retirement. John loved all sports and enjoyed playing many including tennis and golf. He was an active member of SIRS Branch #151. Husband, father, brother and a friend to all, John is survived by his loving wife Ruth, devoted daughter Patty and son-in-law Russ Zappetini. His son Danny preceded him in death. He is also survived by his sister Connie Judson, his brother Al Parsons, cousins Denis and Jack Parsons and many nieces and nephews. He will be remembered as a kind and generous man who was always ready to lend a hand whenever it was needed. He will be greatly missed by his friends and family. At his request there will be no services. Donations in his memory may be made to Hospice of Petaluma, 416 Payran Street, Petaluma, CA 94952 or to a favorite charity. 

Margaret Y. Smith
Died peacefully June 7, 2002 following a long illness. She will be greatly missed by her husband of 47 years, Robert, children Bruce, Kristin and Brian and their spouses, sister Eleanor, brother Howard and five grandchildren, as well as much extended family and friends. Margaret was born in Garden Grove, Iowa in 1927. She got her teaching credential from U.C. Berkeley and taught Fifth grade at Hart School in Modesto, CA from 1950-52 then at 'B' St. School in San Rafael until 1957. She was an avid gardener and lover of the outdoors and enjoyed traveling. She was a strong, but gentle soul whose spirits remained high until the end. A Celebration of Her Life will be held June 29th at 11:00 a.m. at the First Congregational Church of San Rafael, 8 N. San Pedro Road. Donations in Margaret's name may be made to Every Dollar Feeds Kids c/o First Congregational Church, 8 N. San Pedro Road in San Rafael, CA 94903. 

Charlotte Anne McInnis
Retired fashion buyer, Ms. McInnis died at her Sonoma home on Friday, May 17, 2002, four months after being diagnosed with cancer. She was 66. Ms. McInnis was born and grew up in Philadelphia, graduating from Drexel University in 1956. She then joined the Air Force and was stationed in Spain for five years. She moved to Los Angeles in 1962 and became a buyer for the Robinson-May Department store. In 1974, she moved to San Francisco and worked as a buyer of Better Dresses for I. Magnin until her retirement in 1994. She is survived by her sister, Bernadette J. McInnis of Pennsylvania. Ms. McInnis' remains were buried at St. Francis Solano Cemetery in Sonoma. Donations in her memory may be made to the Hospice of Marin Valley of the Moon Team, 735 Broadway, Sonoma, CA 95476. 

William R. Bills
A resident of Novato since 1960, affectionately known to all as "Bill Bills", passed away peacefully in San Rafael, California on June 18, 2002. He was 86. Bill was born on December 13, 1915 in Lock Springs, Missouri, a small farming community. He lived there until his family moved to Maryville, Missouri, where he attended college. One of his fondest memories of Lock Springs was the day in 1934 that Harry Truman knocked on the door of the family home while campaigning for a seat in the U.S. Senate. The exchange was simple: "I'm Harry Truman and I'd like your vote." While earning his BA in Math at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Bill met Mary Lucille Powell of Gallatin, MO. They were married at her mother's home in Gallatin on August 25, 1940. Bill was a member of the National Guard while in college. With the start of World War II, he was activated as an officer in the U.S. Army 6th Armored Division and served under General George Patton in Europe. He was among the liberation forces in Germany and often shared his memories of that experience with his children, grandchildren and friends. He retired from the Army with the rank of Major. Following the end of WWII, Bill and Mary moved to San Jose, CA, where he began a lifelong career in the insurance business. Bill always wanted to help people and felt the best way to do that was through life insurance. A born salesman, he joined the Equitable Life Assurance Association, working for his mentor, Art Hemphill. With the Equitable, Bill was first transferred to San Francisco, then to San Antonio Texas, and finally back to San Francisco, moving up from sales to management. He next joined Union Central, where he served as the Western Regional Sales manager for several years. Bill finally returned to his real love, personal sales for Federal Life Insurance. He sold and serviced life insurance policies throughout the Bay Area until he was 80. Bill was a member of the Scottish Rite order of the Masons and the San Francisco Lions Club. Mary and he were longtime members of the First Presbyterian Church in San Rafael. An avid gardener, he supplied the neighborhood and friends with vegetables for many years. In later life, Bill remained in touch with the neighbors through his daily walks. Bill is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary, daughters Ann Wingren and Ginny Anderson, son-in-law Andy Anderson, and grandchildren Greg Wingren, Lindsay Harlan, and KT and Kelly Anderson. He was preceded in death by his beloved grandson, Mark Wingren, and son-in-law, Marty Wingren. The family would like to thank Linda Pearson and the rest of the staff at the Northgate Care Center for their kindness and loving care of Byill during his final years. No Memorial Service is planned. The family would appreciate donations in Bill's memory be sent to the Marin Community Food Bank. 75 Digital Drive, Novato, CA 94949, 415-883-1302, his favorite community support group. 

Peter Grennan Frederickson, May 17, 1923 - June 20, 2002
Mr. Frederickson owner of the Frederickson Insurance Agencies died at his home in Danville. Before moving to Danville 26 years ago, he lived in Sausalito. Born in Oakland and forth generation of California, Mr. Frederickson was a member of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, volunteer for the Navy Leagues of California and a veteran of WWII having served as a Pilot in the U.S. Navy. He also enjoyed Yachting and was a member of the Belina Bay Yacht Club of Alameda. Mr. Frederickson was predeceased by his wife of 20 years Maree E. Frederickson who died April 4, 2001. He is survived by children Peter Jr., of Jacksonville, Florida, Mark T. of Houston, Texas and Leslie Clair Frederickson of San Mateo, his stepchildren Deborah Morse, Kelly and Scott Dicker, brother of Jeanne Wells Lydon Wallin and Lois Ruth Sheppard both of Moraga and four grandchildren and three Great Grandchildren. For Memorial information, please call the Funeral Home listed below. Memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Kidney Foundation of Northern California. For further information, please call Chapel of San Ramon Valley, Danville 925-820-2999. 

Marie Josephine Jacobs
Died peacefully June 16, 2002 after a short illness of cancer at her home in San Anselmo at the age of 87. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of almost 50 years, Herbert A. Jacobs. She is survived by four loving daughters, Marilyn Black of San Rafael, Janet Watts of Fair Oaks, Joan Wickham of Sacramento, and Carol Jacobs-Courtz of San Anselmo. Also surviving are ten grandchildren: Jason, Jeremy, and Jonathan Black; Matthew and Jennifer Watts; Brian, Rhonda, and Paul Wickham; and Benjamin and Sean Courtz. Her happiest times were getting together with her family for birthdays, graduations, award ceremonies, sporting events, and just family get-togethers. Her friends will always remember her for her wonderful disposition, her compassion in times of need and her thoughtful, caring notes to all. Marie will also be remembered for her wonderful ability to strike up a conversation any where and with anyone. She was able to put anyone at ease with her calm manner. Marie was also active in the community. She belonged to the Marin Motion Picture Council, San Rafael Goldenaires, and the Marin Cancer Society. A private Service was held on June 18th, 2002 at Monte's Chapel of the Hills, San Anselmo with celebrant Father Joseph Eagan, S.J. A private Burial Blessing was held at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in San Rafael on June 19th, 2002 with Father Philip Vaz. Donations may be sent to either the San Rafael Goldenaires Senior Citizen Organization, 618 "B" Street, San Rafael, CA 94901 or to the Carmelite Monastery, 530 Blackstone Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903. 

Jeanne Keesling Laird
At rest on June 19, 2002 at age 87. She is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Francis V. Keesling and widow of world-roving mining engineer, Thomas B. Laird. Jeanne graduated Summa Cum Laude, Stanford University 1936. She is survived by three children, Thomas B. Laird III of Menlo Park; Sheridan L. Sperry of Larkspur; and Stephen K. Laird of Westport, Connecticut. Jeanne is also survived by seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. At Jeanne's request, no services will be held. Interment Cypress Lawn Cemetery, Colma. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations in her memory to your favorite charity. KEATON'S MORTUARY 1022 E Street, San Rafael 415-453-0571 

Ruth Margaret Larson
Died at age 96 in Oakland, California on June 9, 2002. She grew up in Mariposa County, Oakland, and Berkeley. She was a 50 year resident of Marin County. She attended U.C. Berkeley, where she studied history and languages. At the start of World War II, she went to work as a stenographer, took up smoking, wore platform shoes and crazy little hats. She was ahead of her time in many ways. She had one of the first automatic washing machines, placed her stove in the middle of the kitchen floor to save steps, read Adelle Davis, and owned the first television set on her block. She was known for her sarcasm and her sayings. Ruth read widely about oriental rugs and antiques and was a frequent customer of Marin's second-hand stores. She was preceded in death by her husband Harold J. Larson and her granddaughter Constance Bowser. She is survived by her twin sister Beth Fisher, daughters Nancy Palmer and Carol Beth, grandchildren Margaret Tuck, Bonnie Patton, Carol Johnson, Daniel Gutilla, Stacy Horn, David Bowser, goddaughter J.P. Ladyhawk Freeman, seven great grandchildren, nieces Ann Denler, Carol Gustafson, Susan Duda and nephew Kenneth Fisher. Ruth was a loyal friend and one of a kind who will be missed by all who knew her. Since she donated her body to UCSF, there will be no services. There will be a party in her honor at a later date. The family wishes to thank her many friends who enabled her to live at home with their support until two years before her death. 

Rebecca Luce Bruschera
Loving wife of Leon Bruschera and devoted step-grandmother of Angelo and Cassandra Bruschera, died suddenly at Marin General Hospital, June 19, 2002. She was 58. Known affectionately as "Noni" by Angelo, 13, and Cassandra, 11, Rebecca devoted the past 14 years to raising the grandchildren she loved as her own. Her love was unconditional, her patience unending, and her strength enviable. While nurturing her family with unfailing good humor, Rebecca also enjoyed gourmet cooking and gardening. Rebecca was born January 18, 1944 in Jackson, MI and grew up in Bowling Green, Ohio. She graduated from Bowling Green High School in 1962, attended Bowling Green State University briefly and moved to San Francisco to attend court reporting school. She was a highly respected Bay Area court reporter for 30 years, working primarily for the San Francisco firms Tooker & Antz and Hotchner Reporting Service. She married retired San Francisco fireman Leon Bruschera April 9, 1988 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in San Rafael and made her home in Marin thereafter. She was an enthusiastic participant in the activities of The Waldorf and Gallinas Schools in San Rafael and the Novato Charter School. In addition to her husband and grandchildren, Rebecca is survived by her mother, Beatrice Luce, and sister LaVeta Luce of Atwater, CA; and brother John Luce of San Rafael. Her lifelong pattern of giving and love is also her legacy. She bequeathed her organs to the Northern California Transplant Bank. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, June 29, at Noon, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Court St. at Mission, San Rafael. Donations may be made to the Bruschera Children's Educational Fund, Bank of Marin, 999 Andersen Drive, San Rafael, CA 94901, or the charity of your choice. 

Alyce M. Mellen
Died peacefully June 20, 2002 at her home in San Rafael at age 84 after a short illness of cancer. Alyce was preceded in death by her first husband, Edward Read in l973 and her second husband, Ernest Mellen in 1989. She is survived by her loving daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Mel McCormack of Corte Madera and her adored granddaughter, Michelle McCormack of Chicago. Also surviving are her sister, Henrietta Rice, niece Katie Kinder and nephew James Rice. An elder sister, Helen Donovan, also preceded her in death. Alyce was born in her beloved San Rafael May 19, 1918, and, except for a few years as a young child, lived in San Rafael her entire life, graduating from San Rafael High School. After her retirement from Bank of America, she enjoyed traveling extensively, as well as spending time at the cabin in South Lake Tahoe. At her request, no services are planned. A private family gathering will be held at a later date. Donations in Mrs. Mellen's name may be made to Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Av. Corte Madera CA 94925. 

Claire Ellen Waldeck Rousseau
A Memorial Recital celebrating the life of Claire Ellen Waldeck Rousseau will be held on Sunday June 30th, 7:00 p.m. at the Mill Valley Golf Course Club House. Jan Pederson Schiff, professional singer and Founder/Artistic Director of SingersMarin will perform songs that Claire sang during her lifetime. Claire passed away on June 6, 2002 of complications from diabetes. She was born September 28, 1952, moved to Mill Valley in 1965 and graduated from Tamalpais High School in 1970. While at Tam High and College of Marin she performed in many productions such as Oliver, Once Upon A Mattress, Cabaret, West Side Story and HMS Pinafore. Her director in many of these shows, Jim Dunn, reflects, "She lit up the room…so witty…so bright… Cricket (her nickname) had a great sense of humor, was fun to have in the cast AND she had this incredibly beautiful voice…" Claire went on to sing in the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, delivered singing telegrams and gave voice lessons to people of all ages. Most recently, she sang with the Portland Opera Chorus, taught elocution, as well as being the weekly soloist at a Portland church for the past ten years. Claire was an avid gardener. She took great pride in her outdoor garden and was always interested in what others were doing in theirs. She grew beautiful indoor plants including many orchids and always had magnificent flower arrangements around her home that she had created. Claire's artistry extended to the kitchen where she enjoyed cooking as well. Claire is survived by her husband Alex Smith (Tam High Class of '69) and her 13-year-old daughter Camilla Smith, her father and stepmother Carl and Marilyn Waldeck, her sister Connie Waldeck and partner Dr. Jo Winston, and her brother Clifford Waldeck. An educational fund has been set up for Claire's daughter Camilla. Make checks payable to Salomon Smith Barney FBO Camilla Smith and send to Salomon Smith Barney, c/o Bill Brainerd 15260 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 

Noah Corkland
Passed away June 13, 2002. He is survived by his parents Eleanor Corkland and Alvin Corkland of Fairfax and his brother Ivan Corkland of Larkspur. Noah attended Tamalpais High School and lived in Bolinas. 

Richard DeGraf
Passed away at Petaluma Hospital on Thursday, June 20, 2002 after a brief illness. Mr. DeGraf has been a resident of Petaluma for the past 15 years. The San Francisco native lived in Sleepy Hollow for 30 years prior to his move to Petaluma. Mr. DeGraf was a salesman for his chemical company, Cole, Abbot and DeGraf for 25 years. Mr. DeGraf was the husband of the late Mary McGinty DeGraf. He is survived by his two children Christine Anderson of Sacramento and Richard G. DeGraf of Petaluma. He is the dear grandfather of Julie and John Anderson and Denise and Brian DeGraf. He is also survived by two great granddaughters. Friends are invited to attend the Memorial Mass on Monday, June 24, 2002 at 11:00 AM at Saint Rita's Catholic Church, Fairfax, CA. A Vigil Service will be held on Sunday, June 23, 2002 at 4:00 PM at Monte's Chapel of the Hills, 330 Red Hill Avenue, San Anselmo, CA. Interment private. Memorial gifts to Carousel Fund, 17 Buckeye Court, Petaluma, CA 94952. Monte's Chapel of the Hills Family Owned and Operated San Anselmo ~ 415-453-8440. 

Gary Jewell
A Marin County native born in Ross on April 17, 1947 passed away suddenly at his home on June 19, 2002 at the age of 55. Gary grew up in San Anselmo and was a 1965 graduate of Drake High School. In 1966 he joined the United States Air Force and served in Vietnam during the Tet Offensive. He was a dedicated employee of the City of Novato for 27 years working in the Parks Division. Gary rarely missed a day of work and continued on even after being diagnosed with congestive heart failure because it was where he wanted to be. Gary had a passion for music and attended as many concerts as he could. Music was such a great source of joy and excitement for him. It lifted his spirits when needed and made life even sweeter on just an ordinary day. Gary described the perfect day to be out in the flatlands of Bahia walking his dogs with his walkman on listening to his "rock and roll." He is survived by his wife and companion of 27 years Sherri. His beloved parents George and Inez Jewell of San Anselmo. His children and their spouses, Caren and Jim Schwarzenberg, Pamela Green and Dan Barzee, Traci and Paul Nicoly, Ted and Linda Green, Hillary and Steve Marvier. His grandchildren Paul, Heidi, Elizabeth, Mason, Teddy, Tyler, and Olivia. His sister Sandy Jewell and her husband Ron Crow, his aunt and uncle Jim and Mary Saldavini and their sons Jerry and Kenny. Gary is also survived by his faithful and devoted dogs, Marley and Emma. There will be a Viewing held at Keaton's Mortuary in Novato on Monday, June 24th beginning at 1 p.m. followed by a Vigil at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at St. Anselms Catholic Church in Ross on Tuesday, June 25th at 11 a.m. followed by Burial Services at Valley Memorial Gardens in Novato. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the American Heart Association in Gary's name. Gary was incredibly loved by his family and will be missed by many. He will always and forever be our "Papa Fuzzie." 

Frank M. Westlake
Family and friends of Frank M. Westlake (1928 - 2002) are invited to a Memorial Picnic at Novato's Pioneer Park (Simmons Lane at Novato Blvd) on Saturday June 22, 2002 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Ashes will be scattered at Fort Ross (we'll leave at 2pm for 1 hr 15 min drive). For more information, call Helena Westlake 707-765-9091. 

Richard Eric Johnson
At rest June 7, 2002. Born in San Francisco June 17, 1933. He was a 50-year member of I.B.E.W. Local 6. Member of Mission Lodge #169. A friend of Bill W. for over 30 years. Retired to Lake Co. in 1994. Preceded in death by son, Chris Erik Johnson and brother Rodney Warren Johnson. He is survived by his wife Marilyn, daughter Janet Giambra, brother Ray Johnson, grandchildren Christopher Johnson, Jennifer, Stefanie and David Parker. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. At his request no formal services will be held. Friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life on Sunday June 23, 2002, at noon, at the American Legion Post 179, aka The Log Cabin, 120 Veterans Place, San Anselmo, (415) 459-9932. Memorial donations in Richard's name may be made to American Lung Association or Northlake Adult Day Center, 1026 Compton Street, Lakeport, CA 95453. 

Hazel Olive Marcovich
Passed away in Novato, June 19, 2002. She was 96. Hazel was the loving wife of the late John Marcovich. Dear mother of John Marcovich Jr. and wife Roberta and Peter Marcovich and wife Carrice. Beloved sister of Stanly Kosta and adored grandmother of Jessica Fischer and husband Dale, great grandchildren Colleen, Stephanie, and Tiffany Fischer. Hazel was born in Fresno, California and was active as a member and past vice president of the R.C.I.P.A in San Francisco. She lived in Marin for over 50 years. Friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service Monday, June 24, 2002 at Keaton Mortuary at 11:00 a.m. Entombment Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Mortuary. Memorial contributions preferred to Guide Dogs for the Blind or Hospice of Marin. Keaton Mortuary 1022 E Street, San Rafael 415-453-0571. 

Patty Hougham Phillips
Friends are welcome to a Gathering In Her Memory at 2:00 PM on Sunday, June 23, 2002 at The Sonoma Mission Inn, Sonoma, California. Patty was born and raised in Bakersfield. An accomplished pianist, she was selected, at age 13, to attend The Music Academy of the West at Santa Barbara, CA, where she received instruction from several master musicians and met other young artists from around the country. Patty spent her college years at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, where she was a member of the Alpha Chi Omega Sorority. She was interested in drama and appeared in several productions on campus. While at USC, Patty met Paul J. Phillips and they were married after graduation. They spent their early-married years in Hollywood, San Francisco, and Greenwich, Connecticut, before settling permanently in Marin County in 1971. For many years Patty was in Real Estate sales in Mill Valley. Left to treasure her memory are her children, Poe Phillips Stepp of Riverside, CA, Cerce Hammer of Rohnert Park, CA, Paul Joshua Phillips of Marquette, Michigan, her sister, Sally Hougham Phillips of Modesto, CA, her ex-husband, Paul J. Phillips, San Francisco, CA, her four grandchildren, and her many friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to The Alzheimer's Society, 2641 Cottage Way #4, Sacramento, CA 95825. Arrangements made by PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY, Petaluma, CA. 

Vincent Gerrald "Buzz" Phillips
A Memorial Service for Vincent "Buzz" Phillips will be held at the San Rafael Yacht Club on Sunday, June 23, 2002 at 1:00 PM. Mr. Phillips died Monday, June 10, 2002 at his Lakeport, California home at the age of 65. Born April 30, 1937 in San Rafael, California to George and Elvira Phillips, he loved boating and was a long-standing member of the LLYC Club. He was part owner of Marin Engineering Associates, Inc. for 30 years. He also enjoyed old cars and tractoring on his property in Oregon. He recently moved to Lakeport, California Surviving is wife Anne Phillips of Lakeport, son Layne Phillips and wife Christina Albin of San Rafael, daughter Debra Ross and husband Mike and brother Tom Phillips of Texas. He is also survived by three grandchildren, two great grandchildren and eleven nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by son Tony Phillips of Novato. Memorial donations to Lakeport Hospice are preferred by the family. Arrangements are under the direction of Ukiah Valley Mortuary. 

Peter J. "Joe" Reilly
Age 77, passed away at his daughters' home in Napa on June 20, 2002. He was born on April 7, 1925 in San Francisco to Peter and Mary Sullivan Reilly. He lived there for 40 years before moving to Mill Valley where he spent 35 years. He was retired from Santa Fe Railroad. His wife, Mary Virginia Schwab Reilly, predeceased him in 1997. Mr. Reilly is survived by his seven children: Mary T. Reilly of Napa, Virginia Reilly of Napa, Joseph F. Reilly of Mill Valley, Maureen Sitzmann of San Rafael, John Peter Reilly of Vacaville, Rosemary Young of El Cerrito, and Kathleen Reilly of San Francisco. 13 grandchildren also survive him: Benjamin, Jaime, John, Joseph, John Paul, Maria, Joanna, James, Michael, Matthew, Nora, Elizabeth, and Thomas. Friends are invited to attend the Rosary Service on Sunday, June 23, at 7:30 PM at the Claffey and Rota Funeral Home, 1975 Main St., Napa. The Mass will be celebrated Monday at 10:30 AM at St. Apollinaris Catholic Church, 3700 Lassen St., Napa. Burial will take place at Tulocay Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Birthright of Marin, 2144 4th St., San Rafael, CA. 

Frank M. Westlake
Family and friends of Frank M. Westlake (1928 - 2002) are invited to a Memorial Picnic at Novato's Pioneer Park (Simmons Lane at Novato Blvd) on Saturday June 22, 2002 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Ashes will be scattered at Fort Ross (we'll leave at 2pm for 1 hr 15 min drive). For more information, call Helena Westlake 707-765-9091. 

Eileen Councilman (Kathryn)
Passed away on June 4, 2002, after a brief illness, at the age of 91. Eileen was the loving wife of 64 years of the late George Councilman, devoted mother of Marilyn Boggeri (Jack) and Kathe Da Cunha (Al) all of Fairfax, CA. She is survived by her seven grandchildren, Mike (Linda), Steve (Linda), Jim (Kimberly), and Bob (Mai Britt) Boggeri, Jackie Jeffries (Scott), Greg (Shelli), and Matt Da Cunha, twelve great grandchildren, and one great-great grandson. She was predeceased by her beloved sister Gert Toomey (George). Eileen was a retired employee of Pacific Telephone Company. Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass to celebrate Eileen's life on Saturday, June 22, 2002 at 11:00 AM at St. Rita's Church in Fairfax, CA. Donations in her memory may be made to the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation, 1801 Van Ness #340, San Francisco 94109, or the American Heart Association, 1400 North Dutton Avenue, Santa Rosa 95401. 

Charles Christopher "Chuck" Gerbic, Jr.
Of Novato, passed away June 17, 2002 after a short illness. Chuck is survived by his devoted mother Carole Gerbic; loving brothers David Gerbic and Jeffrey Gerbic; fiancée Katherine Russo; aunt and uncle Gail and David Bowyer; cousins Patricia Courtney, Diane Solbach, and Ellen Wallau; and will be dearly missed by many friends. He was preceded in death by his father Charles Gerbic and his grandparents Fabien P. and Mary E. Miron. Chuck was born on December 9, 1958 and was a lifelong resident of Marin County. He graduated from Sir Francis Drake High School and the University of San Francisco. An accountant and company controller by profession, Chuck also was an avid sports fan, who especially enjoyed baseball, fishing, boating, waterskiing and car races. Private family services were held. Memorial contributions are preferred to the Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Avenue, Corte Madera, CA 94925. RUSSELL & GOOCH FUNERAL CHAPEL 270 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley 415-388-1573. 

Marie Josephine Jacobs
Died peacefully June 16, 2002 after a short illness of cancer at her home in San Anselmo at the age of 87. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of almost 50 years, Herbert A. Jacobs. She is survived by four loving daughters, Marilyn Black of San Rafael, Janet Watts of Fair Oaks, Joan Wickham of Sacramento, and Carol Jacobs-Courtz of San Anselmo. Also surviving are ten grandchildren: Jason, Jeremy, and Jonathan Black; Matthew and Jennifer Watts; Brian, Rhonda, and Paul Wickham; and Benjamin and Sean Courtz. Her happiest times were getting together with her family for birthdays, graduations, award ceremonies, sporting events, and just family get-togethers. Her friends will always remember her for her wonderful disposition, her compassion in times of need and her thoughtful, caring notes to all. Marie will also be remembered for her wonderful ability to strike up a conversation any where and with anyone. She was able to put anyone at ease with her calm manner. Marie was also active in the community. She belonged to the Marin Motion Picture Council, San Rafael Goldenaires, and the Marin Cancer Society. A private Service was held on June 18th, 2002 at Monte's Chapel of the Hills, San Anselmo with celebrant Father Joseph Eagan, S.J. A private Burial Blessing was held at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in San Rafael on June 19th, 2002 with Father Philip Vaz. Donations may be sent to either the San Rafael Goldenaires Senior Citizen Organization, 618 "B" Street, San Rafael, CA 94901 or to the Carmelite Monastery, 530 Blackstone Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903. 

Shirley Anne O'Toole Lundgren
Passed away on June 7, 2002 in South Lake Tahoe, California. She was born on February 24, 1921 in San Francisco. She was 81 years old. Shirley graduated from San Francisco College for Women. She moved to San Rafael where she married John Roberts "Bob" Lundgren in 1946. Shirley worked as a social worker for the County of Marin for many years and became the Chief of Social Services. After retiring, she worked with Bob at his business, the Terra Linda Nursery. They moved to South Lake Tahoe in 1992 to retire. Shirley is survived by her daughters Deborah Lundgren Centanni of South Lake Tahoe and Gretchen Anne Werner of Santa Rosa. Shirley had five grandchildren: Cody and Gavin Werner of Santa Rosa and Victoria, Andrew, and Richard Centanni of South Lake Tahoe. Shirley will be greatly missed by her family and friends. 

Patty Hougham Phillips
Friends are welcome to a Gathering In Her Memory at 2:00 PM on Sunday, June 23, 2002 at The Sonoma Mission Inn, Sonoma, California. Patty was born and raised in Bakersfield. An accomplished pianist, she was selected, at age 13, to attend The Music Academy of the West at Santa Barbara, CA, where she received instruction from several master musicians and met other young artists from around the country. Patty spent her college years at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, where she was a member of the Alpha Chi Omega Sorority. She was interested in drama and appeared in several productions on campus. While at USC, Patty met Paul J. Phillips and they were married after graduation. They spent their early-married years in Hollywood, San Francisco, and Greenwich, Connecticut, before settling permanently in Marin County in 1971. For many years Patty was in Real Estate sales in Mill Valley. Left to treasure her memory are her children, Poe Phillips Stepp of Riverside, CA, Cerce Hammer of Rohnert Park, CA, Paul Joshua Phillips of Marquette, Michigan, her sister, Sally Hougham Phillips of Modesto, CA, her ex-husband, Paul J. Phillips, San Francisco, CA, her four grandchildren, and her many friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to The Alzheimer's Society, 2641 Cottage Way #4, Sacramento, CA 95825. Arrangements made by PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY, Petaluma, CA. 

John J. "Sean" Powers III
Age 48, of Los Altos Hills, died June 17, 2002 at Stanford Hospital. Born in Rhode Island on November 4, 1953, Mr. Powers was raised in Kailua, Hawaii, where he attended Punahou High School. In 1972, Mr. Powers joined the U.S. Army and was stationed at Ft. Dix, New Jersey and Ft. Belvoir, Virginia, before obtaining an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point. After graduating from West Point in 1977, Mr. Powers received his MBA at Santa Clara University and established himself as a leader in the electronics community. After working for Texas Instruments, Mr. Powers joined Arrow Electronics, where he was the General Sales Manager for the San Jose branch. He then moved to Anthem Electronics, eventually becoming President and overseeing the successful merger of Arrow and Anthem. Mr. Powers led the development of Arrow's Internet Strategy until his retirement in 1999. He remained active with Arrow after his retirement, returning to run Chip Center, an Arrow Internet investment firm. Mr. Powers is survived by Carin Poeschl Powers, his wife of 23 years, daughters Tierney and Quinn, brothers Matthew, Mark, Luke, Timothy, and Patrick, his sister Patricia Driggs, and many beloved nieces, nephews, and godchildren. He is also survived by his father-in-law, William H. Poeschl, mother-in-law, Ilsa Poeschl of San Rafael, and brother-in-law Thomas Poeschl and family of Portland, Oregon. His sister Kathi Lemon died within hours of his passing. He is preceded in death by his father John J. Powers, Jr., and his mother, Janet Woodward Powers. A Holy Rosary will be said on Thursday evening, June 20th, at 5:00 PM, at St. Simon's Catholic Church in Los Altos. A Celebration of Life will begin at 9:00 AM on Friday, June 21st, at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Santa Clara, immediately followed by Mass. Interment will be at Gates of Heaven Catholic Cemetery at approximately 11:00 AM. Donations in Mr. Powers' name may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 675 North First Street, Suite 1100, San Jose, CA 95112. Arrangements under the direction of the Los Altos Chapel of SPANGLER MORTUARIES, 399 So. San Antonio Road, Los Altos. 

Emmer Bowen
Emmer passed away at the age of 92 on June 13, 2002, at the Hillside Care Center in San Rafael. He was born in Seattle Washington on February 4, 1910 to parents Fred Pabst Bowen and Amelia Bergman Bowen. His youth and school years were spent in the Seattle area. In 1942 he joined the Army Air Engineer's Squadron and was stationed in England during the war. He returned to Seattle after his tour of duty and remained there until his retirement, at which time he moved to Greenbrae to be near his sister and her family. Emmer enjoyed bicycling, touring with a club when in his 70s and completed the "100 Miler" a few times. Emmer's greatest enjoyment was taking long walks every day, often six or more miles. He continued this pastime well into his 80s. Emmer will be remembered for his great sense of humor and dry wit. He will be greatly missed by his sister, Helen Pratt, niece Barbara Mickens, grandnephew Steven Mickens, and friend of many years, Thomas Wilkinson. No services are planned -- a time of remembrance by family has taken place... Forever in our hearts, Emmer, we wish you a great walk......... 

Charles B. Hagele
Passed away on June 12, 2002 in Novato at the age of 80. He was born in Springfield, Illinois and was in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II. For 43 years, he worked as an Engineer with American Telephone and Telegraph Company. He also volunteered at Senior Access in Novato. He is survived by his wife Mildred, his son Karl Hagele of Novato, his daughters Karen Hagele of Portland, Oregon, Caroline Hagele of San Francisco, California, Katherine Speakman of Oakland, California and Karen Mary DeSantis of Ashland, Oregon. He is also survived by his grandchildren Nicholas Duns and Stephanie Duns of Portland, Oregon, Derek DeSantis and Alexandria DeSantis of Ashland, Oregon. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Anthony's of Padua, 1000 Cambridge Street, Novato on Saturday, June 22, 2002 at 11 AM. Memorial contributions are preferred to the American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice. KEATON'S REDWOOD CHAPEL 415-897-1151. 

David Clarence Isaac
David Isaac, a long time resident of Marin County, was a passionate gardener, avid historian, gourmet cook, and an active participant in Marin civic affairs and the arts. David was born in San Francisco on November 9, 1931 and raised in the Gold Country, Sacramento and Santa Cruz. He moved to Marin in 1954. He passed away June 17, 2002 in San Rafael. He is survived by his life partner, Marilyn Izdebski, his four children, David B. Isaac, Nancy Simmons, James Isaac and Susan Chavez, and his seven grandchildren, who all loved him very much. David received his law degree from Hastings College of Law and worked for 35 years for the Farmers Insurance Company. He served on the school board of the Lagunitas School District. Along with all his civic contributions, he is remembered fondly by family and friends for his beautiful garden, his nourishing kitchen and the loving touch he extended to everyone. He was a fervent student with every project that piqued his active mind and he lavished his thirst for learning on all of his family and friends in numerous ways. A celebration of David Isaac's life will be held on Saturday, June 22nd at 11 a.m. on the lawn of The Playhouse in San Anselmo at 27 Kensington Road in San Anselmo. Donations may be made in David's name to the California Native Plant Society (201 Ross, San Rafael, 94901) or The Playhouse in San Anselmo. (27 Kensington Road, San Anselmo, CA 94960). 

James S. Newman
Passed away June 14, 2002 at home in San Rafael after a long battle with ALS at the age of 77. Jim is survived by his wife, Evelyn of 50 years, a daughter Carol Daum and her husband Gordon, and a son Richard and his wife Molly. He leaves four grandchildren, Christopher, David, Allison and Kimberly Daum. Jim was born in Duluth, Minnesota, served in the Navy in the South Pacific from 1943 to 1946. After discharge he attended the University of Minnesota. In 1962 he moved to San Rafael and worked in San Francisco until 1989 when his boss retired and closed the office. Jim was a Past Master of Glen Avon Lodge #306 A.F. & A.M. in Duluth. After retirement Jim volunteered every Monday doing maintenance work at East Brother Lighthouse, was a member of the Buzzin Boots Square Dance Club, and a member of Christ Presbyterian Church. His spare time was spent restoring a 1930 Model A. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 29th at 2 PM at Christ Presbyterian Church. For friends wishing to make donations in Jim's memory, the family suggests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to The ALS Assn., 27001 Agoura Road, Suite 150, Calabasas Hills, CA 91301-5104 or Hospice of Marin. 

Deborah Taylor Newton
Passed away peacefully at home in San Rafael on June 17, 2002 after a courageous battle with cancer at age 51 years. Loving mother of John William Newton and William John Newton both of San Rafael, dear daughter of Dottie O'Brien of Mill Valley, sister of Melanie Doan of Maine, Naomi Hawley of Mill Valley and V.D. Merritt of Lemoore, niece of Betty Stone of Mill Valley and Marion Wick of Arizona, aunt of Leia and Ian Hawley of Mill Valley, sister-in-law of Ed Boatwright of Sonoma and David Hawley of Mill Valley, cousin of Lloyd Wick. She was a native of South Dakota and a graduate of Tamalpais High School Class of 1965. Private Family Services were held. Memorial gifts preferred to Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Ave., Corte Madera, CA 94925. RUSSELL & GOOCH FUNERAL CHAPEL 270 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley 415-388-1573.


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