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Josephine Codoni Leary Burke
Died July 30, 2002, age 96, born and raised in San Rafael. She is survived by her son Robert J. Leary, Jr. and daughter-in-law Stephanie. Devoted grandmother of Catherine, Rob, Steve, Brad and Diana George. Devoted aunt to Fred and David Codoni. Five great grandchildren and numerous great nieces and nephews. Her first teaching job was in Marin County at Lincoln School in 1924. She taught for over 60 years in Marin County. Joie enjoyed the company of wonderful friends and family members. Her outgoing lifestyle was volunteering at the St. Vincent DePaul kitchen, active in YLI, Native Daughters of the Golden West and Marin Historical Society. She participated in the 1906 Survivals Monument Celebration yearly. Vigil Services will be held at St. Raphael Church, San Rafael, at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 31, 2002. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, August 1, 2002, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Raphael's. Memorial contributions preferred to your favorite charity. KEATON MORTUARY 1022 E Street San Rafael, CA 94901 415-453-0571. 

Laura Angeline Falk
Passed away in Santa Rosa, July 28, 2002 at age 86. Loving wife for 57 years of the late Herbert Falk. Beloved mother of Herbert (Irene) Falk of Hillsborough and Yvonne (George) Drady of Santa Rosa. She was predeceased by her twin daughters Joan Moore and Janet Davey. She is also survived by 15 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren and her brother Bill Smith of Newark, CA. She was one of eleven children, and a native of Saco, Montana. She loved to fish and work in her yard, play Bingo and read. She moved from San Francisco to Marin County in 1965 and moved to Santa Rosa in 1993. She had been employed by Pacific Telephone for 33 years in San Francisco. Friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service on Thursday, August 1, 2002 at 11:00 AM at LAFFERTY & SMITH COLONIAL CHAPEL, 4321 Sonoma Highway, Santa Rosa with Interment to follow at Santa Rosa Memorial Park. Visitation will be held at the COLONIAL CHAPEL from 1:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Wednesday, July 31, 2002. If preferred, donations in her memory may be made to Park View Gardens Convalescent Home, 3751 Montgomery Dr., Santa Rosa, CA 95404 or to your favorite charity. 

Andrew Ferrier
Beloved husband, father and friend died at his home Sunday night. He was 83. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Lorraine, his daughter, Diane, two grandsons, Andrew and Justin, his great grandson Eric and his Goddaughter Mary. Andy was born in San Francisco and lived all of his life in Marin County. He is a 1937 graduate of San Rafael High School. For most of his working life, he was a surveyor and was involved in projects throughout the Bay Area. He worked on the BART Tunnel and did surveying for the development of Point Reyes National Sea Shore. He retired in 1981. During much of his life, Andy enjoyed building and all sorts of carpentry work. He was an avid reader and collector of books. He also had an extensive collection of antique bottles, most of which he had collected here in the county. His ashes will be interred in the Ferrier family plot at Todd's Valley Cemetery in Forest Hills. He was a quiet gentle man who will be dearly missed by his family and friends. Remembrances may be sent to Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Avenue, Corte Madera, 94925, or Canal Community Alliance, 91 Larkspur, San Rafael, CA 94901 Monte's Chapel Of The Hills Family Owned And Operated San Anselmo ~ 415-453-8440. 

Peter Anthony Freitas
Born July 1, 1941 to Edward and Jeanette Freitas in Ross, California, entered rest July 29, 2002 at his home in San Rafael with his family by his side. He was a graduate of San Francisco Art Institute in 1966, became a graphic designer, worked in the film and television advertising business in Los Angeles. Peter was a veteran of the streets of San Francisco during the 1960's. His wife, Deanna Pedroli, son, Michael Freitas of New York, his mother, Jeanette Johnson Koch of Hawaii, and his former wife, Julie Freitas of Los Angeles, survive Peter. His son, Terence Freitas, preceded him in death. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass at Saint Raphael Catholic Church, 1104 Fifth Ave., San Rafael, CA on Saturday, August 3, 2002 at 10:30 AM. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Avenue, Corte Madera, CA 94925-1133. Funeral assistance provided by Mount Tamalpais Mortuary & Cemetery, 2500 5th Avenue San Rafael, CA, 415-459-2500. 

Charles Barron Haney
Mr. Haney was born March 1, 1910 in Hamlin, Texas and passed away July 27, 2002 in San Rafael. He was the devoted husband of Ruth; loving father of Linda Ried of Novato, Donald Haney of San Rafael and Jack Haney of Whittier, California. At the age of six, Barron traveled with his family by covered wagon from Texas to Pueblo, Colorado and on to Phoenix, Arizona the following year. The family moved to Fresno, CA in 1926 where Barron graduated from Fresno High School. He then attended Pasadena College in Pasadena, CA. Barron and Ruth were married in Los Angeles in 1937. The family moved to San Rafael in 1952. Barron worked for the Postal Service in San Anselmo until his retirement in 1972. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 3, 2002 at 6:00 PM at Marin Church of the Nazarene, 5400 Nave Drive, Novato, California, where Barron was a longtime member. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, North Bay Chapter, 4340 Redwood Hwy., San Rafael, CA 94903. Monte's Chapel of the Hills Family Owned and Operated San Anselmo ~ 415-453-8440. 

Gregory E. McConnell
Of San Anselmo passed away July 24, 2002 at Marin General Hospital following a lengthy illness. He was 76 years old. He served in the South Pacific during WWII on the Navy's USS Mobjack. Mr. McConnell was co-owner of the 3 Jack & Greg's Service Stations in Marin from 1956-1985. He was a founder of the Marin County Service Station Owner's Association and served as its first president. He enjoyed woodworking, reading, traveling and surfing the net. He is survived by his wife, Sherrill of San Anselmo and son John of Sausalito. His Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m., August 7th at the First Presbyterian Church of San Anselmo. Memorial gifts may be made to the Marin General Hospital Chaplaincy Program or to a charity of choice. 

Barbara Jean Smith
Of San Rafael passed over on July 26, 2002 at the age of 73. She was born in Fort Bragg, CA to Arline Kaler-Bowman and Leonard Bowman. She is survived by her devoted husband Lowell H. Smith, her daughter Barbara Jean Sylvester, stepsons Edward, William and Donald Smith, her sister Elizabeth Harper, and brothers Robert and Richard Bowman. She also leaves behind eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at Keaton's Chapel, 1022 E Street, San Rafael, CA on Saturday August 3rd at 1 o'clock p.m. She was an enthusiastic cook book and recipe collector and a lifelong homemaker. As a fourth generation California native, she loved all of nature, and salmon fishing with her husband. She will be dearly missed. KEATON MORTUARY 1022 E Street, San Rafael 415-453-0571. 

Laura Angeline Falk
Passed away in Santa Rosa, July 28, 2002 at age 86. Loving wife for 57 years of the late Herbert Falk. Beloved mother of Herbert (Irene) Falk of Hillsborough and Yvonne (George) Drady of Santa Rosa. She was predeceased by her twin daughters Joan Moore and Janet Davey. She is also survived by 15 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren and her brother Bill Smith of Newark, CA. She was one of eleven children, and a native of Saco, Montana. She loved to fish and work in her yard, play Bingo and read. She moved from San Francisco to Marin County in 1965 and moved to Santa Rosa in 1993. She had been employed by Pacific Telephone for 33 years in San Francisco. Friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service on Thursday, August 1, 2002 at 11:00 AM at LAFFERTY & SMITH COLONIAL CHAPEL, 4321 Sonoma Highway, Santa Rosa with Interment to follow at Santa Rosa Memorial Park. Visitation will be held at the COLONIAL CHAPEL from 1:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Wednesday, July 31, 2002. If preferred, donations in her memory may be made to Park View Gardens Convalescent Home, 3751 Montgomery Dr., Santa Rosa, CA 95404 or to your favorite charity. 

Curtis Lee Foster
Passed away July 20, 2002 in Fresno at age the age of 48. He was raised in Marin City and was the loving father of Africa Pearl and seven month old son Curtis Lee Foster, Jr. Dear son of Chester Arthur Foster, Sr., and the late Maybelle Foster, brother of Lorraine Collins, Ivory Jean Schafer, Barbara Anne Foster, Pullen White, Chester Arthur Foster, III, Lawrence James Foster, the late Pearly Mae White, and a host of nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews, great nieces, great nephews, as well as a large extended family. He was a native of Clarksdale, Mississippi and a graduate of Tamalpais High School. Friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service Thursday, August 1, 2002 at 2:00 PM at RUSSELL & GOOCH FUNERAL CHAPEL, Mill Valley. Friends may call for Visitation Thursday after 12 Noon. Interment Private. RUSSELL & GOOCH FUNERAL CHAPEL 270 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley 415-388-1573. 

Frederick Charles Neidert
Of Corte Madera passed away July 25, 2002 at age 85. He is survived by his wife Dorothy. He was the brother of Dorothy Ruth, Paul William and Glen Edgar. Mr. Neidert was a native of San Antonio, Texas and a California resident since 1950. He served in the Army in World War II and then as a navigator in the Air Force in the Pacific sector. He had a long career in radio and television. Arrangements are pending. RUSSELL & GOOCH FUNERAL CHAPEL 270 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley 415-388-1573. 

John Anthony Pardi
Passed away peacefully at home in Oakland, California, surrounded by his family, on Sunday, July 28, 2002. John was born the son of Maltese immigrant parents on September 26, 1942 in Astoria, NY. He was a graduate of Brooklyn Preparatory High School, Class of 1960 and graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from Hofstra University in 1964. John was the beloved son of the late Louis N. Azopardi and is survived by his mother, Stella Azopardi, his loving wife, Gael Newman Pardi, his daughter and son-in-law Heather and Avery Dority of Sacramento, his son Daniel J. Pardi of San Francisco, his daughter Kate Pardi of Oakland and stepdaughter Julie Christianson Heleba and husband Tom Heleba with their two children, Elisabeth and Emily, of Maryland. John is also survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Henry and Ann Pardi and their children, John's beloved nieces and nephews, Michael, Jamie, Jeff, Elizabeth and Stephanie Pardi. Other survivors include his close friend and cousin, Norma Zammit of Marin. John was a highly respected international business professional. As former executive vice president of Power Brands, L.L.C., John was recently honored with an award presented by the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency in recognition and appreciation for his outstanding contribution to forging closer economic ties between the United States of America and the Republic of Korea. In addition to his professional business career, John had a life-long love of real estate and development, which he cultivated throughout the years. John aggressively fought his battle with cancer for six years under the diligent care of his doctors at UCSF and the helpful support of Hospice in his last days. Memorials may be made to: The Ida Friend Infusion Center, UCSF-Mount Zion, 1600 Street, San Francisco, CA 94115 or VNA & Hospice Foundation, 1900 Powell Street, Emeryville, CA 94608 Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend Visitation on Wednesday, July 31, 2002 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Grant Miller-John Cox Mortuary, 2850 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland. On Thursday, August 1, 2002, there will be a Service held at 10 a.m. at Newman Hall, Holy Spirit Parish, 2700 Dwight Way, Berkeley, CA. Burial immediately following at the St. Mary's Cemetery in Oakland. Grant Miller - John Cox Mortuary Tel: (510) 451-6434. 

In Memory of Eleanor LaVita Kaelin (1920 - 2002) Eleanor died unexpectedly of a severe stroke at the age of 81 on March 4, 2002 at her home in San Rafael. She was born in Cameron, Missouri on this day, July 30, in 1920 and her family moved to California when she was two years old. Eleanor grew up in Pasadena, married her high school sweetheart, William Kaelin, in 1942. They were married 54 years. Her husband preceded her in death in 1996 at the age of 75. Eleanor moved to San Rafael in 1999 and lived at the Rotary Valley Senior Village until her death. Eleanor was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, sister and friend to all. She is survived by her children, Annabel Kellerman and William, four grandchildren (John Kellerman, Jennifer Onish, Aaron and Mark Kaelin), and two great-grandchildren (Drew Kellerman and Dina Onish), and her sister Dorothy Russell. A private family Memorial was held and her ashes inurned at Riverside National Cemetery. She will always be in our hearts. 

Louis George Cabella
84 years of age, passed into another life on Tuesday, July 23, 2002. Dear father of Michele and Christa, Elsa, Steven, and Jay Cabella, Joelle St. James, and Andrea Kutulas. Loving husband of Patricia, also a loving father to daughters Terri, Laurie, Cheryl, Robin, sons Rick and Phil Guasco, numerous sons/daughters-in-law, and preceded in death by sons Anthony Cabella and Jeff Guasco. Wonderful and playful Poppie to 22 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Louis was a kind and gentle soul loved by many people. Born in Linden, CA and raised in Kentfield, CA. As a young adult he was a Volunteer Firefighter for the Kentfield Fire Department. He was a Staff Sgt. in the Army, spending time in Luzon and Guadalcanal. He worked 34 years for Schultz Building Company in Greenbrae, CA, where many many people would weekly tell his children: "Your father is a wonderful man." He loved coaching Little League, being a Boy Scout Leader, camping, the work he did for DeMolay, and the building of art easels for the entire elementary school. Louis was always willing to lend a hand to those in need. Most of all, Louis was very happy when he retired in 1978 to Sebastopol where he spent many hours working on his "ranch". Louis loved the outdoors. We can see him now on his tractor coming up over the hill with the headlights on, rolling into the twilight. Happy tractor trails to you, Poppie -- you will travel lightly in our hearts. Private Services are being held. Arrangements are under the care and direction of DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY. 

Elise Christiansen-Hansen
Born in Denmark on August 26th, 1903, passed away July 25th, 2002. Beloved mother of Mona and John. Survived by grandchildren Cynthia and Mark, and great granddaughter Lauren. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Miller Avenue Baptist Church, 285 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley 94941. A Memorial Service will be held at the Miller Avenue Baptist Church Saturday August 3rd, 1:00 p.m. Her beautiful smile and loving spirit will always be remembered. 

Pamela Miske-Pelham
Passed away peacefully on Saturday evening July 20, 2002 in her home surrounded by her immediate family. Pam was born May 8, 1954 in San Francisco to the late Barbara Haynes and Ted Miske. She was raised with her sisters Diana and Debbie in Colma. Pam married Mike Deschler and moved to Marin County in 1975. For ten years, she worked for her mother-in-law, Dorothy Allegra at her health food store, Evelyn Porters. Pam was most recently a Customer Service Manager for Westamerica Bank in Novato. She has a long history in banking dating back to 1988 and was previously a supervisor at Novato National Bank; Bank of Marin and Napa National Bank. She is survived by her husband, Peter Pelham, daughter, Michelle, son, Aaron, stepchildren, Gillian and Dennis; father Ted Miske; sisters Debbie & Diana and brothers Dereck, Rod and Sam. Also by her adopted family members, Don and Ginny Jarvis. There will be a private family service for Pam whose ashes will be scattered at sea. A Memorial Mass will be held at Our Lady of Loretto Church in Novato on Thursday, August 1st at 5pm. The Family asks that donations in her memory be made to Hospice in lieu of flowers. 

Louis George Cabella
84 years of age, passed into another life on Tuesday, July 23, 2002. Dear father of Michele and Christa, Elsa, Steven, and Jay Cabella, Joelle St. James, and Andrea Kutulas. Loving husband of Patricia, also a loving father to daughters Terri, Laurie, Cheryl, Robin, sons Rick and Phil Guasco, numerous sons/daughters-in-law, and preceded in death by sons Anthony Cabella and Jeff Guasco. Wonderful and playful Poppie to 22 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Louis was a kind and gentle soul loved by many people. Born in Linden, CA and raised in Kentfield, CA. As a young adult he was a Volunteer Firefighter for the Kentfield Fire Department. He was a Staff Sgt. in the Army, spending time in Luzon and Guadalcanal. He worked 34 years for Schultz Building Company in Greenbrae, CA, where many many people would weekly tell his children: "Your father is a wonderful man." He loved coaching Little League, being a Boy Scout Leader, camping, the work he did for DeMolay, and the building of art easels for the entire elementary school. Louis was always willing to lend a hand to those in need. Most of all, Louis was very happy when he retired in 1978 to Sebastopol where he spent many hours working on his "ranch". Louis loved the outdoors. We can see him now on his tractor coming up over the hill with the headlights on, rolling into the twilight. Happy tractor trails to you, Poppie -- you will travel lightly in our hearts. Private Services are being held. Arrangements are under the care and direction of DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY. 

Charles Francis Doyle
A long time Ross resident, passed away June 21st, 2002 at the age of 84. Born in Syracuse, New York, he camped and canoed extensively in the Adirondack Mountains in the process of becoming an Eagle Scout. He graduated from Syracuse University, where he was a MENSA member, a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, and head of the cheerleading squad. He married Anne McClaskey of Syracuse and they came to California as "49ers" (in 1949), where he worked for Moore Business Forms, coached Little League, and was a deacon of the Presbyterian Church. In retirement he was an avid canoeist, leading trips on the Russian, Eel, and other rivers, was active in Marin Parents for Mental Recovery, whose newsletter he edited. He is survived by his daughter Deborah Doyle of Bainbridge, Washington and by his son Peter Doyle of San Rafael. He is predeceased by his son, Morgan. A private service will be held. 

Erma Blanche Long
Passed away July 18, 2002 at age 88. Beloved wife of the late Morris Long. She was a UCSF retiree, where she worked as a Librarian for ten years. She lived at The Redwoods in Mill Valley for 20 years. She is survived by her son David and his wife Nancy, daughter Judith Long, four grandchildren, Melissa and Jennifer Long, Dina and Dominic Washington, sister Valda Schaefer, brother Bruce Norton and his wife Nell, sister-in-law, Violet Nelson, and several nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service is planned for August 2, 2002 at 1 p.m. at The Redwoods, Mill Valley, California. 

Donald J. Monteleone
A native of the Noe Valley area of San Francisco, died in peace at his home in San Rafael on July 16, 2002. Don attended Washington High School and graduated in 1950. He then entered the Army Signal Corps from 1951 through 1955 serving in Japan. He moved to Marin in 1958 to start his family. His career started in banking then real estate working with Marinwood Hills Realty. He then became a stock broker for Waldron & Co. Then branched out on his own as a hotel owner/manager in Truckee. Lastly, working semi-retired with Excel Mgmt. Co. He loved to travel and spent his retirement years exploring Europe. Don had many friends and loved life. A joy to be around. He will be greatly missed. He is survived by his children Christine Rice, Lynn Fulcher, Joe Monteleone and Jay Monteleone, also his grandchildren Dominic, Dante, Katelyn and Kelsey. A Memorial Service will be held at Valley Memorial Park, Atherton Avenue, Novato, August 3, 2002, at 11:00 a.m. The Service will be followed by a gathering at the Casa Marinwood Clubhouse, San Rafael. The family asks that memorial donations be made to your local Hospice. 

Gerald M. Rubin
Was born August 8, 1916, and died in San Rafael, California on July 16, 2002. The son of Ben and Lilia Rubin, he was raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Moving to California in 1937, he married Jan Rubin (d.) on December 31, 1939. He spent his war years as a CO in Southern Oregon where he learned to weave. Returning to Marin County in 1945, Jerry became an active member of the Marin art community, of the cooperative movement both locally and nationally, of pacifist organizations particularly The World Without War Council, and the civil rights movement. A political activist, he remained engaged in all these issues for the next sixty years adding involvement in the development of Marin City, affordable housing issues, the Christmas Tree Hill Dwellers Association, and the Town of Corte Madera. Jerry received many local and national honors including Citizen of the Year in Corte Madera. He is survived by his sisters, Dorothy Minert and Beatrice Thomas, and by his brother, Wayne Rubin. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews of the Rubin and Koblik families. As a person dedicated to living his life after principles and values, Jerry set a beautiful standard for all his family and friends to follow. He served his community, his country and the world. He will be sorely missed but not forgotten. Any donation should be directed to a charity that reflects the values of the donor-just as Jerry would have done. 

Mary E. Testa January 19, 1914 ~ July 23, 2002
Passed away in San Rafael, California. Dearly beloved wife and best friend of Primo Testa; cherished and loving mother of Robert Testa (JoAnne) of Fairfax & Richard Testa (Madelene) of Fairfax; adored grandmother of Michael Testa, Vicki Testa, Joseph Testa, Correne Testa, and Dominic Testa. Family and friends are invited to attend the Vigil Service on Monday, July 29, 2002 at 7:30 PM at St. Rita's Church in Fairfax, 100 Marinda Drive (corner of Sir Francis Drake and Marinda), and the Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday at 10:00 AM at St. Rita's Church. Interment at Mount Olivet Cemetery, San Rafael. Memorial contributions may be made to The American Heart Association, P.O. Box 844, Santa Rosa, CA 95402. Monte's Chapel of the Hills Family Owned and Operated San Anselmo ~ 415-453-8440. 

Alvina "Jina" Anderson Trace
Longtime Marin resident, passed away July 24, 2002 after a short illness. Mrs. Trace was born in Minnesota on November 11, 1913 and grew up in Glasgow, Montana, moving to Marin County with her husband Charles after WWII. Mrs. Trace moved to Woodacre in 1951 where she and Charles raised their family. She was an artist, as well as a homemaker, painting her beloved Marin hills and California coast. Mrs. Trace is survived by her daughter Muzette Trace of San Rafael, son Daniel Trace of Suisun City, grandson Jared Trace of San Rafael and sister Ruth Nemchek of Tacoma, Washington. Memorial Services will be private. Remembrances may be sent to a charity of one's choice. 

Louis George Cabella
84 years of age, passed into another life on Tuesday, July 23, 2002. Dear father of Michele and Christa, Elsa, Steven, and Jay Cabella, Joelle St. James, and Andrea Kutulas. Loving husband of Patricia, also a loving father to daughters Terri, Laurie, Cheryl, Robin, sons Rick and Phil Guasco, numerous sons/daughters-in-law, and preceded in death by sons Anthony Cabella and Jeff Guasco. Wonderful and playful Poppie to 22 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Louis was a kind and gentle soul loved by many people. Born in Linden, CA and raised in Kentfield, CA. As a young adult he was a Volunteer Firefighter for the Kentfield Fire Department. He was a Staff Sgt. in the Army, spending time in Luzon and Guadalcanal. He worked 34 years for Schultz Building Company in Greenbrae, CA, where many many people would weekly tell his children: "Your father is a wonderful man." He loved coaching Little League, being a Boy Scout Leader, camping, the work he did for DeMolay, and the building of art easels for the entire elementary school. Louis was always willing to lend a hand to those in need. Most of all, Louis was very happy when he retired in 1978 to Sebastopol where he spent many hours working on his "ranch". Louis loved the outdoors. We can see him now on his tractor coming up over the hill with the headlights on, rolling into the twilight. Happy tractor trails to you, Poppie -- you will travel lightly in our hearts. Private Services are being held. Arrangements are under the care and direction of DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY. 

Faith Lindsay
Died peacefully in Greenbrae with loving family at her side on July 24, 2002, after a long illness. Born on Christmas Day, 1919, in Cleveland, Ohio, she grew up primarily in Newton, Massachusetts. She attended art school in Boston and worked as a fashion artist in Los Angeles and San Francisco. During World War II, she served in the Red Cross with the Fifth Army in North Africa and Italy. She was present at the fall of Rome. She married army combat photographer Natal Modica in 1945 and gave birth a month after his death to twin sons, Natal and Guy. She later married Charles S. Lindsay with whom she had a third son, Christopher. The family lived for many years in Belvedere. Faith's second husband died in 1980. In 1991 she moved to the Tamalpais retirement home in Greenbrae, where she died. Faith is survived by her three sons, Natal Modica of Denver, Guy Modica of Greenbrae and Christopher Lindsay of Santa Rosa; a sister Beth Ashley of Greenbrae; a brother William MacVicar of Portland. Oregon; numerous nephews and nieces and eight loving grandchildren. Her sister, Frederica "Freddie" Hildreth, died in 1975. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Stephen's Church in Belvedere at 2 p.m. Monday, July 29, 2002. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Avenue, Corte Madera; the American Red Cross (c/o Marin chapter, 712 Fifth Avenue, San Rafael 94901); or a charity of choice. 

Don Mansell
A 40-year San Anselmo resident, passed away July 16, 2002 after a brief illness. He was 68. Originally born in Pasadena, Don was a graduate of Cal Poly SLO and an Air Force Veteran. In 1957 he married Rae Wolf of Ross and moved to Marin in 1962, working as an Electrical Engineer with the Bechtel Corporation in San Francisco. The family enjoyed overseas job postings in Venezuela and Brazil where Don worked on those cities' subway system design. Don left Bechtel to become a Forensic Engineering Consultant, and then traveled extensively after his retirement. He was an active member of the community, volunteering at the First Methodist Church and serving on the Marin County Sanitary District Board. After Rae's death in 1997, Don met his second wife Connie Vaughan of Sonoma at a jazz club. Their shared enjoyment of music translated to a shared life when they married in June 2001 on Angel Island. Don is survived by his wife Connie, mother Harriet, children Linda and Tom, daughter-in-law Joanna, grandchildren Tim and Briallyn, brother Richard, sister Darlene and nieces and nephews. His sense of adventure, humor, curiosity and teaching skills will be much missed. No one could remodel a house like Don, though his strengths went far beyond the physical. Services will be private. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. 

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Edith B. Rexroad
Age 91, of San Anselmo died July 22, 2002. Her Memorial Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 3rd, 2002 at First Presbyterian Church of San Anselmo where she was a member. 

Mary E. Testa January 19, 1914 ~ July 23, 2002
Passed away in San Rafael, California. Dearly beloved wife and best friend of Primo Testa; cherished and loving mother of Robert Testa (JoAnne) of Fairfax and Richard Testa (Madelene) of Fairfax; adored grandmother of Vicki Testa, Joseph Testa, Correne Testa, and Dominic Testa. Family and friends are invited to attend the Vigil Service on Monday, July 29, 2002 at 7:30 PM at St. Rita's Church in Fairfax, 100 Marinda Drive (corner of Sir Francis Drake and Marinda), and the Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday at 10:00 AM at St. Rita's Church. Interment at Mount Olivet Cemetery, San Rafael. Memorial contributions may be made to The American Heart Association, P.O. Box 844, Santa Rosa, CA 95402. Monte's Chapel of the Hills Family Owned and Operated San Anselmo ~ 415-453-8440.


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