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Hugh Jay Jacks
Businessman and long time Marin County resident, Hugh Jay Jacks, died peacefully at home on June 5th, 2002- one day before his 93rd birthday- after a period of increased frailty. He was born in Nebraska and moved as a child with his family to San Francisco. He attended the London School of Economics and was a graduate of Stanford University. In 1938 he married Ellen Hill. They moved to Ross in 1941. In 1990, an apartment at Smith Ranch in San Rafael became their principal home. He served two terms as mayor of Ross. He was an avid and respected sailor who enjoyed bay and ocean racing and on one occasion was the first in his class in the Trans-Pacific Yacht Race. He was a member of the Saint Francis and San Francisco Yacht Clubs and of the Cruising Club of America. In his later years, he pursued fine woodworking as a hobby and created period piece furniture reproductions of professional quality. He is remembered for his witticisms; that irreverent sense of humor and ability to quip never deserted him. He took great delight in the world at large, in the intellectual challenges associated with economics and finance, in the geography and cultures of the globe, of which he saw much in his travels, and in the company of friends and family. He had a generous and optimistic heart. He was preceded in death by his wife. He is survived by a daughter, Leslie Plant, of Inverness, a son, Tim Jacks of Folsom, four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. At his request, no services are planned. Memorial contributions in his name may be made to Hospice of Marin. Keatons Mortuary 453-0571. 

Dr. William H. Pemberton
Of Mill Valley, died peacefully in his sleep at the family home early Wednesday morning June 5th, 2002 as a result of heart failure. Dr. Pemberton and his wife Oma have been residents and active members of the Mill Valley community for over fifty years. Dr. Pemberton graduated from The University of Washington in 1932 and also held a Doctorate in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. Until recently he maintained a private practice in behavioral counseling in Mill Valley and had been very active internationally as a consultant to private organizations and governments in the area of conflict resolution. He was an active member of the Mill Valley Rotary Club, Toastmasters, Marin Philosophical Society, S.I.R.S. and the Yerba Buena Chapter of E. Clampus Vitis for over forty years. In addition he sang as a member of Bread & Roses in Marin County. Dr. Pemberton had just celebrated his 90th birthday last December with his entire family and a large group of friends at a ceremony at the Washington State Capital Building in Olympia. Dr. Pemberton is survived by his wife, Oma, with whom he had been married for 61 years. He is also survived by daughters: Susan Webber of Leesburg, Virginia; Laurie Maricle of Olympia, Washington; Heather Pemberton of Ashville, North Carolina; Amparo Huici of Madrid, Spain. Dr. and Mrs. Pemberton have five grandchildren, David and Kate Webber, Eric and Amy Reel, and Chelsea Maricle. A Memorial Service will take place in the gardens of the Unitarian Universalist Church, 240 Channing Way, San Rafael at 7 PM on Thursday, June 13. Please note parking at the facility is limited, carpools recommended. Memorial donations may be made to Bread & Roses or Marin General Hospital-Cardiology. 

Emil Joseph Bettega
A resident of El Cerrito, passed away Thursday, June 6, 2002 at the age of 86. Emil was the loving husband of predeceased Elsie Jane Bettega. Emil was born in Corte Madera on September 25, 1915 to parents Stephano and Antoinette Bettega of Colico, Italy. He grew up in Kentfield with his brother David and sister Antoinette, and later raised his own family in El Cerrito. Emil was deeply involved in the community as a parent, employer and citizen. A Carpenter by trade, Emil was recently honored as a 60-Year Member of San Francisco's Local 22. He worked for the Fred J. Early Company for many years. He worked on innumerable projects, which included construction work at Alcatraz. Later, he was a founder and part owner of C. Norman Peterson Contractors of Berkeley. The company was later sold to Dillingham Construction Company, where he worked late into his life as a Consultant. Emil was a longtime member of both the Berkeley Breakfast Club and the El Cerrito Lions Club. In life, one will not come across a person of higher integrity and honesty. Throughout his life he enabled the lives and careers of countless others. He loved his wife and family above all. In 1970 he built a home on the north shore of Lake Tahoe where he loved to spend time. Emil was the father of Beverly Ipsen of Clayton, recently deceased, Carole Ransome of Moraga and Michael Bettega of Clovis. He had six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. There will be a Memorial Service held at St. Ambrose Church in Berkeley (1145 Gilman ph: 510-525-2620) at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 11, 2002. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to either: the El Cerrito Lions Club (P.O. Box 684, El Cerrito, CA 94530) or the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, 5841 Cedar Lake Road, Suite 204, Minneapolis, MN 55416, ph: (800) 541-5454; email: www.myathenia.org. CHAPEL OF THE CHIMES "Service of Marked Distinction" 510-654-0123. 

Dick Dressling
U.S. Navy Commander Richard J. Dressling, retired, age 85, died peaceably in an Oroville assisted living center May 12, 2002. A Memorial Celebration of His Life will be held as part of the Worship Service, 11 AM, this Sunday, June 9th, First United Methodist Church, 4th Street and Ross Valley Drive, on the Miracle Mile, San Rafael. Please bring stories and thoughts. A reception will follow the Service. A sister and brother-in-law in Oroville, a nephew from Oroville, and a niece from Hawaii, who will scatter Dick's ashes at sea, survive Dick Dressling. Berta, Dick's wife of 55 years preceded him five years in death. Married in Hawaii, where she grew up, their lives revolved around the active and the civilian service of the U.S. Navy. Dick commanded a PT boat in World War II and retired in the mid 1960s. The Dresslings then joined First United Methodist Church and embraced a life of service to the larger community. In 1974, Dick helped begin the organization that has become Visually Impaired of Marin (VIM). He recruited volunteer drivers for meetings, classes, dinners, and special events. Nicknamed "Turkey Dressling," Dick was forever taking a hungry person to lunch. He became a founding board member for The Food Bank in 1981, helping to secure its initial grant from the Buck Trust and supporting "Miles for Meals," today's annual Marin Hunger Walk. The Dresslings sponsored refugee resettlement in Marin. Dick helped charter a Boy Scout troop. He was a certified Lay Speaker in the United Methodist Church and held many local-church leadership positions. In 1982, Dick was named a Marin County "Senior Citizen of the Year." Perhaps his most dubious act of service was to send some boat-building plans to an inmate of San Quentin with whom he was corresponding. The plans were used in an escape attempt. The boat lasted 200 yards & sank. The Food Bank and VIM, now part of Lighthouse for the Blind in San Rafael, welcome donations in Dick Dressling's name. 

Marie V. Friedner
Died May 29, 2002 at age 89 in San Rafael. She was raised in Lebanon, Missouri and was a former resident of San Francisco. She was married in 1964 to Erwin Friedner who was born in Biala, Austria. She is survived by her sister Lillian Kreiger of Austin, TX. Private Family Service. Arrangements by Neptune Society of Northern California in Novato. 

Gertrude Haley
Died peacefully surrounded by her family at her home in San Rafael at the age of 98. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Superior Court Judge Harold J. Haley and her cherished daughter Carol Atkinson. She is survived by two loving daughters, Joan Fennone of Novato and Patricia Davis of Grass Valley. Also surviving are ten grandchildren, Thomas, Robert and James Fennone and Diane Kucera (Fennone); Jeff, Andrew, Gregory and Brian Atkinson, Mark Davis and Terri Lavagnino, eight great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Gertrude will also be truly missed by her most dedicated caregivers, Lena Petri, Hilda Simmons and Linda Roblo. Gertrude was the daughter of James and Laura Ahern, part of a pioneer family that came from Ireland and settled in California during the gold rush. Her father, James, the "the Bullet" Ahern, engineered the first train from Marin to Eureka. She was the sister of the late Alice Kirby, Maureen Gifford and James "Sid" Ahern. Her happiest times were spent with her large family, playing bridge with her many friends and traveling. She often reminisced about riding a camel named Gertrude in Egypt and her wonderful experiences in the Holy Land. She was a devoted member of St. Raphael's Parish and the Mother's Guild and Altar Society. Friends are invited to celebrate her life at the recitation of the Rosary and Funeral Mass on Tuesday, June 11, 2002 at St. Raphael Church, San Rafael, CA at 11:00 a.m. Burial Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Contributions preferred to your favorite charity. KEATON MORTUARY 1022 E Street, San Rafael 415-453-0571. 

Marilyn Takasch
Died May 28, 2002. Born in San Francisco, Mrs. Takasch spent all her life in the Bay Area, 20 of these years in Marin County. She died at home after a short battle with liver disease. Her son and sister were with her at the time. Mrs. Takasch was a California State Certified Shorthand Reporter and was appointed to her officialship in Marin County by the Honorable Judge Robert Smallman. She served as his court reporter for a number of years after which she did freelance work in the private sector until her retirement in 2001. She was a member of the CSRA and the NSRA. Mrs. Takasch is survived by her son David of San Rafael, sister Patricia Williamson, CSR, of Napa, great aunt Mrs. Elizabeth (Betty) Purdon of Richmond, two nieces, one nephew and several cousins. Memorial Services will be held Saturday, June 8, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. at Keaton Mortuary, 1022 E Street, San Rafael, CA 415-453-0571. 

Rees B. Williams, Jr., A Resident of San Anselmo
Died June 1, 2002 in Marin General Hospital from complications of the heart. Mr. Williams was born to Rees B. Williams and Marguerite E. Williams, nee Garvin, in Portland, Oregon on June 28th, 1923. He grew up in Ilwaco, Washington, and graduated from Ilwaco High School in 1940. That fall he enrolled at Portland University, but left there shortly after Pearl Habor to join the U.S. Navy. He rose to the rank of Lt. J.G. before being discharged after the war. He then re-enrolled at Portland University and graduated in 1947. Rees spent most of his life working in the maritime industry. Such work resulted in his living in Seattle, Portland, Astoria, and the San Francisco Bay Area. Mr. Williams married Dorothy Jorgenson in 1952. They recently celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary. Mrs. Williams resides in the family home in San Anselmo. Their daughter, Elizabeth Poole, resides in Vallejo with her husband, Robert, and their two children, Lisa and Daniel. Their son, Stephen, and his wife, Louise, live in Bothell, Washington with their two sons, Luke and Trent. Rees is also survived by his two brothers, Thomas G. Williams, S.J., in Tacoma, Washington and Michael D. Williams in Long Beach, Washington. Mr. Williams was an active member of St. Rita's Church in Fairfax, the Elk's organization, the American Legion, and A.A. There was a Rosary at St. Rita's. The Funeral will be at St. Mary's in Seaview, Washington on June 15th, with the Burial following in the Ilwaco Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Marin at 150 Nellen Avenue in Corte Madera, CA 94925-1133 or any charity of the donor's choice. Monte's Chapel of the Hills Family Owned and Operated San Anselmo ~ 415-453-8440. 

Dick Dressling
U.S. Navy Commander Richard J. Dressling, retired, age 85, died peaceably in an Oroville assisted living center May 12, 2002. A Memorial Celebration of His Life will be held as part of the Worship Service, 11 AM, this Sunday, June 9th, First United Methodist Church, 4th Street and Ross Valley Drive, on the Miracle Mile, San Rafael. Please bring stories and thoughts. A reception will follow the Service. A sister and brother-in-law in Oroville, a nephew from Oroville and a niece from Hawaii, who will scatter Dick's ashes at sea, survive Dick Dressling. Berta, Dick's wife of 55 years preceded him five years in death. Married in Hawaii, where she grew up, their lives revolved around the active and the civilian service of the U.S. Navy. Dick commanded a PT boat in World War II and retired in the mid 1960s. The Dresslings then joined First United Methodist Church and embraced a life of service to the larger community. In 1974, Dick helped begin the organization that has become Visually Impaired of Marin (VIM). He recruited volunteer drivers for meetings, classes, dinners, and special events. Nicknamed "Turkey Dressling," Dick was forever taking a hungry person to lunch. He became a founding board member for The Food Bank in 1981, helping to secure its initial grant from the Buck Trust and supporting "Miles for Meals," today's annual Marin Hunger Walk. The Dresslings sponsored refugee resettlement in Marin. Dick helped charter a Boy Scout troop. He was a certified Lay Speaker in the United Methodist Church and held many local-church leadership positions. In 1982, Dick was named a Marin County "Senior Citizen of the Year." Perhaps his most dubious act of service was to send some boat-building plans to an inmate of San Quentin with whom he was corresponding. The plans were used in an escape attempt. The boat lasted 200 yards & sank. The Food Bank and VIM, now part of Lighthouse for the Blind in San Rafael, welcome donations in Dick Dressling's name. 

Norman Johnsen
Passed away of natural causes on June 3, 2002 at age 83. Born in San Francisco, Norman lived most of his life in Larkspur, Marin County. He was a member of the San Rafael Yacht Club and Elks Club. Norman is survived by his wife, Lorraine and his two sons, Cliff and Craig. There will be a Service at the Marin Lutheran Church on Saturday at 3:00 p.m., 649 Meadowsweet Drive, Corte Madera. Marilyn Takasch
Died May 28, 2002. Born in San Francisco, Mrs. Takasch spent all her life in the Bay Area, 20 of these years in Marin County. She died at home after a short battle with liver disease. Her son and sister were with her at the time. Mrs. Takasch was a California State Certified Shorthand Reporter and was appointed to her officialship in Marin County by the Honorable Judge Robert Smallman. She served as his court reporter for a number of years after which she did freelance work in the private sector until her retirement in 2001. She was a member of the CSRA and the NSRA. Mrs. Takasch is survived by her son David of San Rafael, sister Patricia Williamson, CSR, of Napa, great aunt Mrs. Elizabeth (Betty) Purdon of Richmond, two nieces, one nephew and several cousins. Memorial Services will be held Saturday, June 8, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. at Keaton Mortuary, 1022 E Street, San Rafael, CA 415-453-0571. 

Antonina Karipov Gariaeff
Known by her friends and family, as Tonia, died peacefully on May 29, 2002. Tonia was born in Tomsk, Russia on June 17, 1918. She emigrated from Harbin, China to Japan and then to the U.S. in the 1930's. Tonia worked as a clothes designer for Jane Andre and I. Magnin. She married the late Peter Gariaeff in 1955 and moved to San Anselmo. She was an accomplished horsewoman, tennis player, gardener, seamstress and ballroom dancer. Tonia is survived by her son Nicholas, daughter-in-law Polly Gariaeff, daughter Antonina Nita Kaplan and son-in-law James Kaplan, and eight loving grandchildren, Peter Gariaeff, Katrina David, Sonia, Natasha, and Nicholas Gariaeff and Anastasia, Alexander, and Sheldon Kaplan and two great grandchildren Victoria and Mitchell David. Friends and family are invited to attend a Service on June 7, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Nicholas Church, 102 Ross Avenue, San Anselmo, followed by Interment at Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery, 2500 Fifth Avenue, San Rafael. Donations may be made to The American Diabetes Association or to any Hospice Foundation. 

Angelina Argento-Wosser
Passed away May 31, 2002 in Mill Valley at the age of 90. Angelina was born in Brooklyn, New York. Her family moved to Sausalito to join cousins there when she was seven. She attended Tamalpais Union High School before working as a milliner and seamstress. During the war she began work as an operator for Pacific Telephone where she retired after thirty years of service. Her passion was cooking for her family and relatives on Sunday evenings in Sausalito and later in Mill Valley where she joined her daughter's family. She is survived by her daughter Gwendolyn Long of Mill Valley; grandchildren David Long of Mill Valley, Michael Long of Penngrove, Bruce and Michele Long and their son Casey of Santa Rosa; and cousins Vance and David Argento of Petaluma. A private Service will be held by the family. In place of flowers, please send a donation in her name to Guide Dogs for the Blind, San Rafael, CA. 

Dolores Angelich
Longtime Tiburon resident, Dolores Angelich, passed away June 3, 2002 after a brief illness. She was surrounded in her final weeks by her son, Mark, and her daughter-in-law, Jane. She was 75 years old. Mrs. Angelich, born Dolores Genevieve Keating on November 16, 1926 in San Francisco, was the daughter of John, a firefighter, and Genevieve, a registered nurse. She met her future husband, Luke Angelich, as a child. Her family and the Angelich family, who were also firefighters, rented the Lyford House (when it was in Strawberry Cove) for their summer vacations. She married Luke Angelich in 1951, and they built their first, and only, home in Tiburon in 1955. Mrs. Angelich's family and friends were always foremost in her life. When her late husband took a six month sabbatical from his teaching position, the family traveled throughout Europe. For her 75th birthday, she joined her son and daughter-in-law on a cruise. She was an independent, fun-loving woman who was active in her faith, enjoyed swimming at the JCC, baking, and traveling with her family. Her friends will remember her for her kindness, her caring nature, and for her great homemade chocolate chip cookies. She is survived by her son Mark and daughter-in-law Jane of Tiburon; her two grandchildren, Alex and Erik; her brother, retired firefighter, Jack Keating and sister-in-law, retired nurse, Esther of Santa Rosa; her many nieces and nephews, and her beloved 15 year old Labrador Retriever, Rocky. A Viewing and Vigil Service will be held at Russell & Gooch Funeral Chapel on Thursday, June 6th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. A Service celebrating her life will be held at Saint Sebastian Church in Greenbrae on Friday, June 7th at 11:00 a.m. RUSSELL & GOOCH FUNERAL CHAPEL 270 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley 415-388-1573. 

Robert Henry Baiocchi
A resident of Sonoma, born in San Francisco in 1939, and raised in Fairfax, passed away peacefully from stroke related complications on June 3. 2002. He served in the U.S. Navy and later worked at Trailorboat Co. in San Rafael and as a truck driver at various locations in the Sonoma area. He is predeceased by his father, Albert , who died three years ago. He is survived by his mother Suzanne, brother Philip, sister-in-law Karla, nephew Bobby, niece Alicia and good friend Tony Rossi. Also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. No service is planned. Donations appreciated to the Hospice of Sonoma. 

Claudia Scales Jaqua
Of Point Richmond passed away on June 1, 2002 from complications of breast cancer. She was 55. She was born in Hickory, North Carolina and raised in Miami, Florida. She graduated from Stetson University in Deland, Florida in 1968. Claudia taught high school mathematics in Florida for 22 years before moving to San Rafael in 1991. Here she applied the discipline, dedication and organizational skills learned in teaching to a new profession, as a respected commercial property manager at Keegan & Coppin Co., in Larkspur. She was also a highly skilled bridge player, traveling to tournaments around the country. Her hobbies included crafting intricate fabric-covered boxes, interior design, and clothing design. She is survived by her husband Paul and her aunts Lucy Constant and Frances Stokes, both of Miami, Florida. Friends are invited to attend the Memorial Services on Saturday, June 8, 2002 at 3:00 PM at Monte's Chapel of the Hills, San Anselmo. Memorial contributions to your favorite charity preferred. Monte's Chapel of the Hills Family Owned & Operated 415-453-8440 ~ San Anselmo. 

Philip M. Judson, Col. U.S. Army, Ret.
Passed away Friday, May 31, 2002. Col. Judson had a long and distinguished career in the U.S. Army. He was a Mechanical Engineer, Instructor and Interpreter of French, Spanish and Chinese, and ROTC Commandant. He was a parishioner at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in San Rafael. Col. Judson is survived by his wife Virginia Dean, sister Mary Isbell, sons Philip L. Judson and David B. Judson, daughter Betsy Judson, six grandchildren. Predeceased by his late wife Elizabeth Stuart Peck and brothers Robert and Frederick Judson. Memorial Service is Thursday, June 6th, 11 AM, Chapel of the Hills, 330 Red Hill Ave. 

Emilie Johanna Kassenbrock
Passed away May 30, 2002 in San Rafael, California at the age of 98. Born on April 22, 1904 in Chicago, Illinois. After her marriage to John J. Kassenbrock in September of 1924, they had four sons from 1927 to 1936. They moved to San Francisco in 1938, and in 1946 they moved to Whittier, California. After John retired in 1966, they moved to Laguna Hills, California. In 1991, they moved to Novato, California to be closer to remaining family. Emilie was preceded in death by their three sons Bob, Ray and Bud, and her beloved husband of 71 years. She is survived and fondly remembered by her son and daughter-in-law John D. and Mary Ann Kassenbrock, six grandchildren Michael, Kenneth, Mark, Don, Kathryn and Jim and 13 great-grandchildren. A private Burial Service will be held at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, California. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society or the Multiple Sclerosis Association. KEATON'S REDWOOD CHAPEL 415-897-1151. 

Elizabeth "Doe" Mullen
Passed away peacefully at her Kentfield home on June 3, 2002 at the age of 89. The daughter of John Mullen of Limerick, Ireland and Emma Terry of Sonoma, Doe was raised in San Francisco with her two sisters, Ramona and Edna, who predeceased her. After graduating from St. Paul's High School and St. Joseph's School of Nursing in San Francisco, Doe moved to Kentfield in 1941, where she worked as a nurse in Ross Hospital's TB Unit until its closure and then for the Marin County Medical Department until her retirement in 1975. Even after retiring, she continued to serve the Marin medical community, developing and teaching the first classes required of nurse's aides in various nursing homes around the county. Her hobby was breeding and raising boxer dogs, with whom she spent many happy hours roaming Mt. Tam. Doe was proud of her Irish heritage and made many trips to Ireland to visit her family there. In the Sixties, she brought two young Irish cousins to California, Angela Brown and Philomena Wurche, to whom she became like a mother and like a grandmother to their children, Paul and Len Ferretti and Shane and Kelly Wurche. They will miss her very much. In addition, Doe will be missed by a niece, Joan Cave; by nephews John Locarnini, Brian Moroney, and Terry Moroney; by a cousin in Florida, Peter Noel Russell; by Angela's husband, Dan Brown; by Philomena's husband, Michael Wurche; by numerous relatives in Limerick, Ireland; and by many special friends in Marin and Sonoma counties. Rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM on Friday, June 7, at Mount Tamalpais Mortuary, 2500 Fifth Avenue, San Rafael, and a Mass of Christian Burial will be said at 10:30 AM on Saturday, June 8, at St. Sebastian's Church, Sir Francis Drake Blvd. and Bon Air Road, Kentfield, with Graveside Services immediately following the Mass at Mount Tamalpais Cemetery. Friends are invited to attend all Services. Donations may be made to Hanna Boys' Center, P.O. Box 100, Sonoma, CA 95476. 

Jerilynn E. Payne, August 12, 1943 ~ June 4, 2002
Dearly beloved wife and best friend of John M. Payne; cherished and loving mother of Christina M. and John D. Payne and Janice L. (Ralph) Echenique; adored grandmother of Tanner and Caden Girvin and soon to arrive John Thomas Echenique; precious and loved daughter of Dermott (Jerry) and Lorraine Sullivan and daughter-in-law of Phyllis and the late Jack Payne; dear sister of Thomas J. (Bonnie), Jerry J. (Candy), and Kevin J. Sullivan; loving sister-in-law of Thomas (Peggy) Payne and Barbara (Chris) Wood. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to attend the Vigil Service on Thursday, June 6, 2002 at 7:00 PM at St. Rita's Church in Fairfax, 100 Marinda Drive (corner of Sir Francis Drake and Marinda), and the Funeral Mass on Friday at 1:00 PM at St. Rita's Church (Interment pending). Memorial contributions may be made to the Marin Cancer Care Center, 1350 S. Eliseo Suite 200, Greenbrae, CA 94904-2011 and Marin Aide to Retarded Children, 18 Professional Pkwy, San Rafael, CA 94903-2703. Monte's Chapel of the Hills Family Owned and Operated San Anselmo ~ 415-453-8440. 

Alan Joel Spielberg
Passed away peacefully at his home in Mill Valley surrounded by his loving family on May 30, 2002. Born January 8 1944 Alan graduated from Adelphi University in New York, and worked in the garment industry in New York, Hawaii and San Francisco. He is survived by his loving wife Jennifer, sons Logan, Nicholas and brother Mel Spielberg of Broad Brook Connecticut. A great family man and friend who loved life; he will be missed by all who knew him. A Memorial celebrating Alan's life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on June. 10th 2002 at the Aqua Hotel in Mill Valley. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Marin Hospice or the American Cancer Society. 

Robert Martin Stubbs
Born August 6, 1924 in St. Joseph, Missouri and passed away peacefully at his home in Corte Madera on April 13, 2002. After his service in the Navy during WWII, Bob moved to Marin settling in Corte Madera where he became very vocal in local affairs, much to the chagrin of the Corte Madera Town Council. He fought hard for local flood control, underground utilities and the building of The Village in Corte Madera. Full of passion and a love of life, Bob never slowed down. At the age of 59, he bought a satellite dish and started tracking the satellite feeds which led to his most current job of writing the program guide for Satellite TV Guide Weekly and his nickname "Tracker Bob". In addition, Bob had a local radio station running from his house, no words, just music which could be heard from Alto Hill to Greenbrae along the 101 and was loved by his neighbors. Bob was preceded in death by his life partner Glenn Stump and his mother Mildred Olsen. Bob leaves behind cousins in Missouri and Oregon along with a very large assortment of friends who will miss his passion, laughter and generosity, but mostly his cheeseburgers, vodka tonics and opinions. Friends are invited to a celebration of Bob's life on Saturday, June 22. Call Kim at 479-5643 or Steve at 265-5562 for details. 

Georgette Paris Welch
Died at her home in San Rafael, in her sleep, on May 23, 2002. She is survived by her four children: Philip H. Welch IV, an Attorney living in Fairfax, Susan Welch Perlman, MD living in Cincinnati, Ohio, Terry Welch Turner, RN living in Lucas Valley and Amy Welch Chapman, an Accountant living in Santa Rosa. Also survived by her eight grandchildren: Brier (17), Chelsea (15), Andrea (14), Abey (14), Lauren (13), Erin (12), Brent (11) and Emily (9). Mrs. Welch retired as a Registered Nurse and became a prominent business woman in the rejuvenation of the San Francisco Yellow Cab Co-Op in the late '70's. She will be Buried at Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery on June 5, 2002 in a private ceremony. "We love you Nana". 

Ruth Lundy
Age 92, died peacefully May 31, 2002 in San Rafael. Survivors include her daughter Susan Lundy and her grandson Greg Spellerberg of Fairfax. Her complete Life Story is found on www.Legacy.Com. Services will be June 18 2002, 2 p.m. at the Fairfax Women's Building. Contact Susan Lundy at 415-459-5284 for details. 

Alan Joel Spielberg
Passed away peacefully at his home in Mill Valley surrounded by his loving family on May 30, 2002. Born January 8 1944 Alan graduated from Adelphi University in New York, and worked in the garment industry in New York, Hawaii and San Francisco. He is survived by his loving wife Jennifer, sons Logan, Nicholas and brother Mel Spielberg of Broad Brook Connecticut. A great family man and friend who loved life; he will be missed by all who knew him. A Memorial celebrating Alan's life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on June. 10th 2002 at the Aqua Hotel in Mill Valley. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Marin Hospice or the American Cancer Society. Michael Edward Tonini April 21, 1949 ~ April 30, 2002
The U.S.A.F. provided an Honor Guard for the private service held May 8, 2002. Michael is survived by his mother, Janice Cauch and sisters Laura Tonini Black and Melissa Tonini. 

Dorothy "Dee" Albright
Passed away May 24, 2002 in Greenbrae at the age of 81. Dee was born in Albany, New York and raised in Brooklyn, NY. She attended San Mateo J.C. and San Francisco State Univ. Dee was a member of T.O.P.S. and was an active member of A.A. for many years. She will be dearly missed. She is survived by her loving husband Otto Albright of San Anselmo; son William Arnold of Massachusetts; sister Margaret Axley of Half Moon Bay; sister Jean Mansfield of Reno; brother Tom Rodgers of San Diego; three nieces and three nephews. A tribute to her life will be held at a later date. Donations may be made in Dee's name to the charity of your choice. Arrangements under the direction of PLEASANT HILLS MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY, Sebastopol, CA 707-823-5042. 

Barbara Ord Bryant, September 26, 1911 to May 30, 2002
Passed away peacefully Thursday morning, May 30th, at the Smith Ranch Care Center, at the age of 90. Barbara was born and grew up in Marin County, San Rafael and attended Katherine Branson School. She was married on September 28, 1935 for 57 years to Alexander W. Bryant, who was stationed at Hamilton Air Force Base. They met at the Meadow Club. Alexander was in the Air Force for 35 years and they moved 39 times during his military career. Alex retired in 1963 and they settled in Santa Rosa. He passed away at home on November 27, 1992. Barbara has resided at Smith Ranch Care Center in San Rafael for the past two years, where she received extra-special loving care from her companion and friend Lynn Gooch of Santa Rosa. She was preceded in death by her parents, Gertrude Sarah Ord and William Errington John Ord of San Rafael and her siblings, Vivian Ord Smith of Santa Rosa, and Errington Guthrie Ord of San Rafael. Barbara is survived by her loving sister Gertrude Moore Pollock of Greenbrae, her and Alex's four children: Bo Bryant of Sebastopol, CA, Sandra Courreges of Phoenix, Arizona, Sarah Page Crum of Paradise, CA, Babs Bryant Pomllia of Novato, CA, two wonderful sons-in-law, eight grandchildren, and two great granddaughters. Barbara enjoyed the company of her family, going on drives through Marin, listening to the "golden oldies" and eating anything chocolate! A private service will be held by the family. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Christian Science Church, 5th & Hope, Santa Rosa, CA 95405, Under the Direction of EGGEN & LANCE. 

Eleanor O'hara-Chapin
Died peacefully in her home in Sonoma on May 22, 2002, Tuesday night. She was 83 years old. Mrs. Chapin, until her retirement in 1981, was a vigorous worker who enjoyed taking part in civic and community affairs. She lived with her husband William Chapin in Sausalito from 1954 to 1981. During that period she served four years on the Sausalito City Council. She was also a Recreation Commissioner and a Trustee on the Library Board. O'hara, as she liked to be called by her many friends, was also keenly interested in the theater. She was, for several years, President of the Sausalito Little Theater. She played several roles, among them Cheri in "Bus Stop" and Tituba in "The Crucible". During World War II, while her husband was in the Air Corps, she was supervisor of the Women's Division of Radar Technicians at MIT. She received an official commendation for her MIT work. Mrs. Chapin was born on February 22, 1919, in New Haven, Connecticut, but much of her youth was spent in Montreal, Canada, where she attended convent schools and then McGill University. She is survived by her husband Bill, daughter Pennell, son Mark, and grandchildren Sasha and Clement. A Memorial Service will be held on June 9, 2002 from 2:00-4:00 PM at the Creekside Village Clubhouse, located at 159 Avenida Barbara, Sonoma. 

Harold F. Green
Passed away peacefully at home in Petaluma, California on May 23, 2002, surrounded by loved ones. Born January 4, 1916 in Utica, New York. Moved as a child to Beverly Hills. He attended Santa Clara University where he obtained his J.D. Served as an officer in the United States Navy and engaged in combat in World War II. Worked as an executive in the Oil and Gas industry in California for 45 years. Avid tennis and hand ball player; Patron of the San Francisco Symphony Opera and Ballet; Member of the Fairmont Hotel President's Club and ardent devotee of its lobby. He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara, of Petaluma, California; daughter Elizabeth G. Duncan and son-in-law Doug Duncan of Redmond, Washington; son James C. Green and daughter-in-law Jennifer Green of Los Altos Hills, California; son Richard H. Green and daughter-in-law Cynthia of Walnut Creek, California; grandchildren, Jim, Mike, Hilary, Corena, Alexa, KC, Nathaniel, and Ella; and family members Byron Amerson, Ira Amerson, and Vanessa Amerson. He was predeceased in death by Corena, his loving wife of 40 years. A private family "celebration of life" will be held June 21, 2002. Memorial donations may be made to the San Francisco Symphony, Attn: Development, 201 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA 94102 or the charity of your choice. "Hail and farewell to 'Papa' who loved us all so much." Arrangements under the direction of the Neptune Society of Northern California, Santa Rosa. 

Kathryn Wyatt Holland
Wife of Col. James D. Holland, Ret., suffered a major stroke on May 17, 2002 and died thereof on May 23, 2002. She is survived by a loving family, her husband, her son Victor O. Warren, daughter-in-law Bonita Warren of Oakland, her grandson Colin O. Warren, her stepdaughter Patricia Appleby of Belmont, CA and two step-grandchildren Christopher Baldwin and Jennifer Baldwin. Kathy was an active gardener, with a love of roses. During her life she enjoyed international travel and remained active in the Burma Star Association and the Order of Military Wine Tasters. A Memorial Service in her honor will be held in the Officers Club at the Naval Air Station Alameda, Alameda, CA on June 8, 2002 between 2 and 4 PM. Her ashes will be scattered in San Francisco Bay. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation in her name to the American Heart Association. 

Norman Meigs
Passed away in Santa Rosa on Wednesday, May 29, 2002 after a courageous two-year fight against cancer with family at his side. Dearly beloved husband and best friend for 35 years of Carolyn Meigs of Santa Rosa; beloved father of three great sons, John and Leah of Kent, Washington, Jeffrey of Roseville, California and James and Corinne of Lincoln, California; dear brother of Cynthia Meigs of San Rafael. Loved son-in-law of Donna Karbe of Ukiah; dear uncle of Lindsay and Cindy Karbe. He is also survived by special friends, Sally Toleson and Suzette Norrbom. He was preceded in death by his parents John and Anne Meigs. Norm graduated from San Rafael High School and then Cogswell College in San Francisco. He served in the U.S.C.G. as an Electronics Communications Specialist, was a devoted team player at Fireman's Fund for 33 years as a Service Consultant with Loss Control. Norm enjoyed RVing, trains, hiking, and walks and could fix just about anything. A native of San Rafael, age 59. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Monday, June 3, 2002 at 2:00 PM at DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES, 1225 Sonoma Avenue, Santa Rosa. Private inurnment, Santa Rosa Memorial Park. Contributions may be made in his memory to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, Cancer Research, 3555 Round Barn Circle, Santa Rosa, CA 95403. The family expresses a special Thank you to the entire staff at Round Barn; Dr. Ian Anderson and Dr. Kenneth Howe. 

Dorothy "Dee" Albright
Passed away May 24, 2002 in Greenbrae at the age of 81. Dee was born in Albany, New York and raised in Brooklyn, NY. She attended San Mateo J.C. and San Francisco State Univ. Dee was a member of T.O.P.S. and was an active member of A.A. for many years. She will be dearly missed. She is survived by her loving husband Otto Albright of San Anselmo; son William Arnold of Massachusetts; sister Margaret Axley of Half Moon Bay; sister Jean Mansfield of Reno; brother Tom Rodgers of San Diego; three nieces and three nephews. A tribute to her life will be held at a later date. Donations may be made in Dee's name to the charity of your choice. Arrangements under the direction of PLEASANT HILLS MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY, Sebastopol, CA 707-823-5042. 

Kathryn Wyatt Holland
Wife of Col. James D. Holland, Ret., suffered a major stroke on May 17, 2002 and died thereof on May 23, 2002. She is survived by a loving family, her husband, her son Victor O. Warren, daughter-in-law Bonita Warren of Oakland, her grandson Colin O. Warren, her stepdaughter Patricia Appleby of Belmont, CA and two step-grandchildren Christopher Baldwin and Jennifer Baldwin. Kathy was an active gardener, with a love of roses. During her life she enjoyed international travel and remained active in the Burma Star Association and the Order of Military Wine Tasters. A Memorial Service in her honor will be held in the Officers Club at the Naval Air Station Alameda, Alameda, CA on June 8, 2002 between 2 and 4 PM. Her ashes will be scattered in San Francisco Bay. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation in her name to the American Heart Association. 

Michael Francis Hromalik
Beloved husband, father, teacher, librarian, coach, born March 10, 1929 in Johnson City, New York. Passed away, Wednesday, May 29, 2002 at Kaiser Hospital, San Rafael. After graduation from Johnson City High School, 1947, he joined the U. S. Air Force and served four years during the Korean War. Upon his discharge, he attended U.S.F., where he earned his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees and California Teaching Credential in history. He later obtained his Library Credential. Michael taught at both the junior and senior high schools in Healdsburg, San Jose and San Rafael. He was the Davidson Middle School librarian in San Rafael for 25 years until his retirement in 1992. A Petaluma resident for the past 35 years, he maintained his lifelong love of history and sports. For many years he coached local youth baseball with his good buddy, John Ferrick. Mike is survived by his wife, Nanette Fredette Hromalik of Petaluma and his children: Michael and Patricia Hromalik and sons, Nicholas and Nathaniel of Petaluma; Monica and Charles Heggli and daughters, Madeleine and Anneliese of Cotati; Martin and Nancy Hromalik and children, Jamie, Kristi and Jonathan of Novato; Matthew Hromalik of Healdsburg; Mary and Joseph Longo and son, Jarrett and Justin of Suisun City; Mark and Carolyn Hromalik of Baltimore, MD. He is also survived by brothers, Bernard and wife, Helen of Endicott, NY; Raymond and wife, Helen of Johnson City, NY; Albert and wife, Annette of Blakely, GA and sister-in-law Evelyn Harmalik of Binghamton, NY. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to attend the Vigil Service, Sunday, June 2, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. at the PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY, Magnolia Avenue and Keokuk Street, Petaluma, CA. Family and friends are also invited to attend the Funeral Mass, Monday, June 3, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 35 Liberty St. Petaluma, CA. Committal will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery. If preferred, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in lieu of flowers. 

Alberta Toschi
At peace with the Lord, passed away on May 29, 2002. Preceded in death by her husband Richard Toschi and survived by her children and their spouses Catherine and Maurice Tauber, Theresa and Gordon Wistrom, and Steven and Anne Toschi, and her grandchildren Paul, Michael, Agatha, Christina, and Elizabeth. Born in Anaheim, California, she was a graduate of the University of California, a long time resident of San Francisco, and a 30 year resident of Novato, California. She was a member of Saint Anthony's Church, the Inverness Yacht Club, the Inverness Garden Club, and the Friends of the Library in Novato. She had a life focused on family and friends. Friends and family are invited to attend a Memorial Mass Tuesday, June 4, 2002 at 11:00 AM at St. Anthony's Church, 1806 Novato Blvd., Novato, California. RUSSELL & GOOCH FUNERAL CHAPEL 270 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley 415-388-1573.


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