Miscellaneous Marin County, California Obituaries

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Linda Grace Baldwin
Passed away July 18, 2002 in Ross, California. She is survived by her four loving children Emily Grossman, Nathan Grossman, Rebecca Grossman and James Grossman all of Marin County. Linda is also survived by her brother Richard Baldwin of New Hampshire, sisters Joan Mimms of Michigan and Beth Baldwin Galvin of Massachusetts. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Sunday, July 28th, 2002 at 4:00 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, corner of Lagunitas Road and Shady Lane in Ross. Memorial contributions may be made to Bowden College Office of Development, 4100 College Station, Brunswick, Maine 04011, attention of Randolph Shaw. Or the Lake Wentworth Foundation, P.O. Box 2235 Wolfeboro, New Hampshire 03894. Monte's Chapel of the Hills Family Owned and Operated San Anselmo 415-453-8440. 

Joseph Dito
Entered peace July 23, 2002 at his home in San Rafael with his family by his side. Joseph was born January 5, 1924, in California to Frank and Teresa Dito. He served with the U.S. Army during WWII in the Philippines as a Tech Sergeant, Quartermasters Unit, from 1943 to 1946. Joseph married Helen Sanchez in 1948, was an automotive mechanic for over 39 years, serving at local dealerships and retiring from the Golden Gate Bridge District in 1987. Joseph is survived by his wife of 54 years, Helen Dito, his children Michael and Diane, his three grandchildren Brooke, Blake and Drew, sisters Rachael and Rosanne and brother Pete. Joseph was a devoted husband and loving father, staunch union member, handyman, and devoted Giants and Forty-Niner's fan. His daughter Theresa preceded Joseph in death in 1977. A Mass of the Resurrection will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2002 at 10:30 AM at Saint Raphael Catholic Church, 1104 5th Avenue, San Rafael, CA. Rosary Services will be held at 7:00 PM at Mount Tamalpais Mortuary, 2500 5th Avenue, San Rafael on Friday, July 26th. Private Burial Services will be held at Mount Olivet Cemetery in San Rafael. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Drive, Corte Madera, CA 94925-1133. Funeral assistant provided by Mount Tamalpais Mortuary & Cemetery 2500 5th Avenue, San Rafael, CA 415-459-2500. 

Jean Rafferty McLean
Passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her children, on July 23, 2002. She was 64 years old. Jean, a graduate of Stanford University, was a longtime resident of Marin County. A graphic designer, she owned her own business for many years, later working for RR Donnelley & Sons. Her interests were eclectic -- over the years they included working in her garden, reading, backpacking trips in the Sierras and Yosemite, working with the Miwok Archeological Preserve and spending time with friends and family. She is survived by her children, Rachel McLean, Sean McLean and wife Vicki, Alison McLean and husband Brian, Kevin McLean and wife Kelly, Winona McLean; her grandchildren Camden and Hayden Thrasher and Teyline McLean; her sister Rachel Johnson and husband Bud; and many nieces, nephews and friends. A private Family Memorial will be held and her ashes will be Inurned at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Colma. In remembrance, contributions may be made to Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Avenue, Corte Madera. 

Katherine Law McLoon
Died on July 21, 2002 in San Rafael at age 91. Born in Roseville in 1910, Mrs. McLoon was a fourth generation Californian. She grew up in Piedmont, graduated from Miss Ransom's School in Oakland and attended the University of California, Berkeley, where she was affiliated with the Alpha Phi sorority. She married Robert Barnsdall Law of New York and Santa Cruz, California in 1937. During the early years of their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Law resided on his farm in Scotts Valley. In 1944 they purchased the Paicines Ranch in San Benito County on which Mr. Law operated a cattle business until his death in 1974. She maintained a home on the ranch until 1989 at which time she moved to the Villa Marin retirement community in San Rafael. In 1982 she married John Hood McLoon of Rockland, Maine, who had been a long-time friend of Mr. and Mrs. Law. Mr. McLoon died in 1985. A travel enthusiast in her later years, Mrs. McLoon visited Europe numerous times, as well as Turkey, and North and South Africa. Mrs. McLoon's San Francisco affiliations included the Town and Country Club, the Metropolitan Club, the Villa Taverna and the Century Club. She was also a member of the Casa Abrego Club in Monterey & the North Fork Association in Nevada County. Her family includes two children, Robin Law Pryor of Belvedere and Robert Barnsdall Law, Jr. of Reno, NV; a brother, Capt. Chantee Lewis, USN Ret. of Newport, RI; a nephew, T.N. Law, Jr. of Oklahoma City, OK; two grandchildren, Katharine Kelso Novak of San Anselmo and Jana Law Guaimano of Discovery Bay; two great grandchildren, Woods and Emily Novak; and a special companion, Frances Cruz of San Pablo. A family memorial service will be held. Memorial gifts may be made to your favorite charity. 

Edith B. Rexroad
Age 91, of San Anselmo died July 22, 2002. Born in San Francisco, she graduated from Lowell High School and attended Sacramento Jr. College. A former Fairfax resident, she worked for the US Air Force at Hamilton Field and on Mt. Tamalpais. She had a lovely contralto voice, lively personality, and great sense of humor. Mrs. Rexroad survived two husbands, William Berry and George Rexroad, and is survived by two children, Janet Collins of Alameda and Bill Berry of El Verano, one granddaughter, Ann Collins Dean of Oakland, a great grandson, Adam Dean, and other relatives. Her Memorial Service will be at 2 p.m. August 2nd at First Presbyterian Church of San Anselmo where she was a member. 

Ella Vera Bland
Passed away peacefully at Marin General Hospital on July 5, 2002 at the age of 87. Born in Brawley, CA on July 10, 1914, to Emma and Benjamin Shank, she had been a resident of Marin for over 53 years. Predeceased by her husband Carl, she is survived by her son Jon Bland of Valencia, her daughter and son-in-law Charlene and Mark Haley of Sebastopol, sister Evelyn Bucknell of Martinsburg, PA, and brother Robert Shank of Brawley. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Eileen (Mrs. Richard) Mannheimer of Sacramento, Colleen (Mrs. Patrick) Johnston of Cotati, Peter Bland of Valencia and Thomas Bland of Encinitas, as well as three great grandchildren. After spending her childhood in the Imperial Valley, she graduated from UCLA where she met her future husband who attended the University of Southern California. They were married in 1938. Ella entered the teaching profession initially in Brawley, eventually moving to Marin where she taught second and third grades at the Adeline E. Kent School. Her love for teaching and helping children was a passion she cherished throughout her life. After retirement from teaching, she traveled extensively with her husband to various countries making many close and lasting friendships. A private Memorial Service is planned. The family suggests remembrances may be made to Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Avenue, Corte Madera, CA 94925. 

Suzanne Cahn
Age 70, passed away unexpectedly on July 16, 2002. A long time resident of Palo Alto, Sue worked for years at Stanford Sierra Camp and later was the Administrator for the Classics Department at Stanford. A faithful fan at her grandsons' sporting events and of Stanford athletics, she also enjoyed playing bridge, water aerobics at the YMCA and being a Docent for the Stanford Athletic Department. She is survived by her three daughters Cindy Riddle, Wendy Gentile, Shelly Pederson and their husbands Craig, Ralph, and Stu, seven grandchildren Corey Riddle, Dominic and DJ Gentile, Champ, Tyger, Joe and Jacey Pederson, and many loving friends. She is predeceased by her husband Larry Cahn. Donations may be made in her honor to the Special Olympics of Northern California, 3480 Buskirk Avenue #340, Pleasant Hills, CA 94523. No Services. Angelina M. Gambardella
Born in North Beach, July 14, 1907 and passed away at home in San Francisco, July 23, 2002. Wife of the late Andrew Gambardella; mother to Andrew A. (Dee) Gambardella; sister of Fred Calonica of Burlingame and Rose Spagnola of Redwood City; grandmother of Renee Hayes, Tony and Mark Gambardella and great-grandmother of eight. She was a longtime member of the Italian Catholic Federation. Friends may visit Thursday, 2 to 6 p.m. at HALSTED N. GRAY-CAREW & ENGLISH, 1123 Sutter Street, S.F. & are invited to the Memorial Mass Thursday Evening 7:30 p.m. at SS Peter and Paul Church, 666 Filbert Street, S.F. Private Entombment Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma, CA. In her memory, donations to Visiting Nurses and Hospice of S.F., 3360 Geary Blvd., S.F., CA 94118-3324, preferred. Complimentary parking. 

Norma Ann Hadnutt
Beloved wife of Ron Hadnutt. Adored mother of Sarah Alvarado, Paul Hadnutt and Lisa Busalacchi. Loving grandmother of Michael, Victoria, Noah, Isaac, Pietro, Joseph, and Sarah. Dearest sister of Alan Self and devoted daughter of Elsie Self. Born in London England, Norma emigrated to America in 1965 to join her husband. She worked for several charity organizations before joining Otis Elevator Co. in Chicago. She continued to work for Otis upon her return to San Francisco where she made numerous friends both colleagues and customers. Recently she became a member of the Marin Racewalking Club and took part in races all over the Western United States. She especially enjoyed Racewalking the Marathon and besides the USA competed in London, the WAVA Games in Brisbane, Australia and she completed her final Marathon at the Safari.com Marathon in Lewa Wildlife Conservancy Kenya. Norma was courageous, compassionate and caring. Her gentle loving nature, beautiful smile, and twinkling eyes will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved her. Visitation will be Friday, July 26th at Keaton's Mortuary from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. A Celebration of Her Life will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 1510 5th Street, San Rafael at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 27th. Donations may be made to Norma Hadnutt/ Mother of Mercy Orphanage, Lamuira, Kenya c/o Bank of Marin, 4th Street, San Rafael, California. KEATON'S MORTUARY 1022 E Street, San Rafael 415-453-0571 

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. 

Carl Alan Peek, Born May 19,1954~Died July 15, 2002
A native of San Francisco, Carl was raised in Lagunitas and was living in Petaluma at the time of his death. Graduated from Sir Francis Drake High School in 1972. Upon graduation. Carl lived in Yosemite, where he pursued his passion for the outdoors and rock climbing. He served in the U.S. Army after leaving Yosemite and was discharged in 1980. Carl chose to use his middle name later in life and was known by his most recent friends as Alan. He was highly respected by the homeless community. His contributions to them were countless and valuable. He passed on his extensive knowledge of computers and the related skills with the hope that his friends would use them to make their lives better. He is survived by his sons Kris and Galen, along with a circle of friends who will dearly miss him. A Memorial will be held at the Petaluma Kitchen/cots at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24, 2002. 

Jayne Anne Reizner
Passed early morning July 22, 2002 at her home in Marin. She was born at Sinai Hospital in Chicago, Ill September 25, 1956. She graduated from California College of Art and Crafts in Oakland in 1977. Her artistic contribution is appreciated by many communities in the Bay Area and nationally. As president of Flaharty Sign Management and Productions Inc., she participated in design projects with Jamba Juice, Whole Foods, The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Powerbars, and many others. Eternally loved by her husband Brad Flaharty and children Morgan and Esther, her memory will be honored at a Graveside Service 9 a.m. Thursday, July 25, 2002 at Mount Tamalpais Cemetery, 2500 Fifth Avenue, San Rafael. 

Robert Alvin Thornburg
Lt. Col. (ret.) Robert A. Thornburg, USAF age 80, died July 21, 2002. He was in the Air Force for 27 years as a fighter pilot in WWII and an air traffic controller in Korea. As a member of Good Sam Club he loved to travel. A loving man who is survived by his wife of 49 years Jeanette, daughter Lynda, granddaughters Lyssa Sabia, Rachel Treff and eight great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be on July 27, 2002 at 2 PM at Novato United Methodist Church, 1473 So. Novato Blvd., Novato, CA. Contributions to your favorite charity. 

Mr. Werner P. Beck
Of San Rafael, passed away on July 17, 2002 at the age of 87 years. Loving husband of 64 years to Betty Beck. Father of Bill Beck (Rita) of San Jose and Nancy Samuels (Paul) of Novato and grandchildren, Debra, Brian, Kimberly and Kevin. Werner was a lifelong resident of San Rafael. He was a well known architech who leaves a legacy of hundreds of homes and commercial buildings he designed through out Marin and Sonoma counties. He was a past president of Marin Builders Exchange. Werner was an accomplished artist, photographer and model maker who also enjoyed traveling with his wife and family. He will be sadly missed by his family and all who knew him. At Werners request there will be no services. 

Lilia Marie Del Valle
Passed away July 21, 2002 in San Rafael, California at the age of 54. Lilia was born in Monterrey, Mexico on February 10, 1948. She was a resident of Novato who had worked as a Senior Clerk at Kaiser Business Office for 24 years. She is survived by her daughter Melissa Del Valle, of San Francisco and her son Fernando Del Valle of Modesto. Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 23, 2002 from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Keaton's Redwood Chapel in Novato. There will be a rosary Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, July 24, 2002 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Loretto Church in Novato. Keaton's Redwood Chapel, 1801 Novato Blvd., Novato 415-897-1151. 

Mari Lyn Epidendio
Passed away in Santa Rosa, Saturday, July 20, 2002. Adored daughter of Lynn Epidendio-Fish of Santa Rosa. Loving sister of Lindsey Fish. Cherished granddaughter of Marilyn Epidendio of Corte Madera and the late Richard Epidendio. Age 22 years. Friends and family are invited to attend a celebration of her life Wednesday, July 24, 2002 at 3PM at the family residence. The family prefers memorial contributions in her memory be made to Heartland Hospice, 2455 Bennett Valley Rd., #B214, Santa Rosa, CA 95404. Arrangements by ADOBE CREEK FUNERAL HOME, Petaluma. CHEDA & LYONS 707-789-9000. 

Barbara Jeanne Scannell
Passed away July 20, 2002. Born June 8, 1923 in San Francisco to the late Edith and Albert Thurling, she had two sisters, Evelyn and Dorothy and a brother, Albert.. She attended St. Monica's Grammar School and Presentation High School. She worked for the Metropolitan Insurance Co. and played on their basketball team. She loved to garden, walk with her friends and spend time with her family at Tahoe. She was an avid quilter and donated many of her quilts to the Birthrite Organization for newborns. She retired from the Emporium after 15 years of service. She was a loving and wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend to all. She will be truly missed. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Joe; five children, Joe, Dan, Peter, Lynne and Bill Scannell; four daughters-in-law, Margee, Pam, Janie and Yvette Scannell and son-in-law Matt Chambers; 11 grandchildren and many family and friends. A Memorial Mass will be held Tuesday, July 23, 11:00 a.m. at St. Isabella's Church, 465 Manual T. Freitas Parkway, San Rafael. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Avenue, Corte Madera. 

Marjorie C. Conrad
Passed away suddenly in her home in San Rafael on July 2, 2002. Wife of William Joseph Conrad, who predeceased her on July 13, 1988. She is survived by sons, Daniel, Eric and Michael; daughter-in-law Kristine; grandchildren Linda (Nina), Jay, Genavieve and Matthew; great-grandchildren: Billy, Austin, Nicholas, Cameron and Isabella. Marjorie was the oldest of six siblings. She will be truly missed by all. She was a loving mother and "grammy". She was "the best mother-in-law one could have," claims her daughter-in-law Kristine. All who knew her were impressed with her kindness and love. Marjorie was the uncontested president of her resident's association for a long time and was highly revered. She was also an ongoing active leader in ITC (Toastmasters) for 20 years. Marjorie will be best remembered for her great sense of humor, smart wit, and strong sense of character. Memorial Service to be held on Saturday, July 27, 2002 at 3 p.m. For more information, call Kris at 491-0369. Donations to be made to a charity of one's choice. 

Oscar Epstein
Oscar Epstein died at home in San Rafael on July 17, 2002. He was 98. Oscar was born in New York City on June 22, 1904, and lived there until 1990 when he moved to Marin County. In 1929, he married the former Bertha Greenberg to whom he was a devoted husband for over 66 years. The same year, he graduated from New Jersey College of Pharmacy and was a practicing pharmacist for almost 50 years. He was a baseball fan (New York and San Francisco Giants and New York Mets) and enjoyed music ("golden oldies" and musical comedies) and the company of family and friends. Oscar's wife, Bertha Epstein, died in 1995. His parents and four of his siblings also predeceased him. Oscar is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Molly and Richard Cohen, of Bel Marin Keys; his grandson, granddaughter-in-law and great grandchildren, David Cohen, Ellen Goodman and Lev and Ruth Cohen; his youngest sister, Emily Nagler; and many nieces and nephews to whom he was a "favorite uncle". Oscar's family thanks Anita Nones for her patience, devotion and loving care at the end of his life. Funeral Services will be held in New Jersey. There will be a Memorial Service at 2 p.m. on August 10, 2002, at Drake Terrace, 275 Los Ranchitos Road, San Rafael. 

Helen C. Griffin
Passed away peacefully at her home on the afternoon of July 18, 2002. Helen was a warm, honest, friendly, intelligent and ethical woman who leaves behind many friends and neighbors who will miss her greatly. We are all awed and inspired by a life so honorably led and well lived. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 23rd, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church at Magnolia and King Streets in Larkspur. Reception to follow. 

Opal M. Henson
Passed away on July 17, 2002 at age 85, while in comfort care at Kaiser Hospital in Santa Rosa. Loving mother of Jill Wallace and family, and Bruce Henson and family; adored grandmother of five; preceded in death by her husband the late Charles Henson and her beloved daughter Jerry Shotwell. She was a native of Illinois. A private Memorial Service and Inurnment will be held at a later date. Desired donations in her memory may be made to the Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Avenue, Corte Madera, CA 94925. Arrangements under the direction of the DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY. 

James C. Lemaire (Quink)
Died on November 17, 2001. He lived in Los Angeles and worked in the Film Industry. Survivors are his parents Patricia and Nigel Lemaire of Medford, Oregon. 

Donald Lee McClarren
Passed away unexpectedly July 15, 2002 in Novato at age 64. Loving father of Mike, Kevin and Tyler McClarren of Novato, Rebecca Jacob and Tracie Armentrout of Ohio and Lisa McClarren of Florida. A native of Circleville, Ohio, Don settled in the Bay Area in 1964. A longtime member of the USTA, he was a tennis instructor at the time of his death. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, July 26, 2002, 4:00 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church of Novato, 710 Wilson Ave. 

Walter Ruzycki Jr.
Age 74, passed away peacefully at his home in Mill Valley on July 13th, 2002. He is survived by his two adopted sons, three nephews and two nieces. Walter was born the son of Polish immigrants in Pittsburgh, PA on January 7, 1923. He served his country, in the Army, at Angel Island processing station. After WWII, Walter worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad. Walter enjoyed many years of marriage to his husband Ted, who passed away seven years ago. They enjoyed a relationship that was fulfilling and as valid as any other marriage. Walter had a joy for life and was very active socially in his later years. Walter volunteered for 15 years with Marin AIDS Project and Spectrum, selflessly giving his time in the fight against the AIDS epidemic. Walter was also an active member of Gay Men of Marin (GMOM). Walter was much loved and will be missed. He was a great resource person for the Gay community. We have lost a mentor, friend and father with his passing. Although, we were glad that Walter was able to die in his own home according to his wishes. We love and miss him a great deal. Walter requested that no funeral be held. His ashes were spread in the Bay to be reunited with his husband Ted. There will be a Celebration of Life party at Walter's home on August 17, 2002 from 6 to 9 p.m. Please call Michael LaRue at 415-380-8831 for information. 

Mara Lee Southern, Ph.D.
Retired educator, loved mother and sister passed away on July 15, 2002, after a lengthy illness. She was two weeks shy of her 60th birthday. Her family and friends fondly remember her keen intellect, her sharp humor, her creative spirit, and her occasional irreverence. She was born in Meridian, Mississippi on August 2, 1942, third daughter to the late Charles Leo Southern, Master Sergeant, USAF (retired) and the late Dorothy Hartwell Southern. She traveled much in her youth, following her father's career, and attended high school in San Rafael, California; Bushey Park, England; and Weisbaden, Germany, from where she graduated. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree at San Jose State University and then went on to Stanford University to complete her Ph.D. in psychology. She became a full professor at San Jose State University, where she was also Director of the Department of Testing and Evaluation for 28 years. It was there that her talents as a true teacher and a superb manager blossomed while she developed a reputation as a brilliant statistician and became a mentor to many in the education field. A former resident of the San Jose area, she had lived in Reno, Nevada since 1997. She is survived and dearly missed by her daughter Morgan Plant, of San Jose, California; her sisters and brothers-in-law Patricia and Dewey Martin, of Tylertown, Mississippi; Gail Stine of San Rafael, California; and Vicki and Paul Gray of Novato, California; as well as many loving nieces and nephews. Her former husband, the late Tim Plant, Ph.D., was also a professor at San Jose State University. A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, July 21, 2002, at 1:30 p.m. at San Jose State University's Spartan Memorial Chapel. 

Jerry Copus
Passed away on July 14, 2002. Jerry was born to Gladys and Collie Copus on January 30th, 1932 in Bakersfield, California. Jerry was raised in Salinas before joining the Navy where he had fought in the Korean War. Jerry met and married Miriam Garvey. Together they had six children. Jerry was the loving father of Patricia Langseth and her husband Jerry of Santa Rosa, CA; Lynn Wetjen and her husband Bill of Santa Rosa, CA; Jerry Copus and his wife Patti of Rohnert Park, CA; Cheryl Greene and her fiancé Gordon Apons of Augora Hills, CA; Michelle Routh and her husband Jim of Santa Rosa, CA; Mark Copus and his fiancée Taeko Tanaka of San Mateo, CA; adored grandfather of 15 children and a great- grandfather. Jerry raised his family in Salinas and later, in Petaluma, CA. He spent his career as a Correctional Officer at Soledad and San Quentin Prisons where he rose to the rank of Captain. Jerry spent the last years of his life at Primrose of San Rafael battling his disabling disease. Jerry had many special interests that most often included the great outdoors. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, hiking, water skiing, boating, and camping. Jerry was very much loved and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. A Private ceremony will be held at Calvary Cemetery in Petaluma July 22 at 11:00. 

Judith M. Forkin
Passed away peacefully at her home in San Rafael on July 15, 2002 after a brief battle with cancer. She is survived by her loving husband, James, her three children, Michael, Catherine and Timothy, and her five beloved grandchildren, Amy, Patrick, Molly, Tara and Abby. She also leaves behind her father, Kenneth Bowman, her brothers, John and Scott, as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, July 26, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Anselm Church, 97 Shady Lane, Ross, CA. The family suggests donations be made in Judy's name at Hospice of Marin in lieu of flowers. 

Roselyn Janie Baumgardt
Roselyn was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, George H. Baumgardt. She is survived by her sister, Shirley Clerou of Bakersfield; her children and their spouses: Jim and Eileen Baumgardt of Durango, Colorado, Sally and Skip Schafer of Novato, and Bonnie and Gary Clyde of Palmdale; her grandchildren: Christopher Baumgardt of Los Angeles, Randall Baumgardt of Oahu, Hawaii; Meghan Schafer of Encino, Emily Schafer of Novato, and Garrett and Kristen Clyde of Palmdale. She also leaves nieces and nephews in Bakersfield and in Colorado. A Mass in her memory will be held in Bakersfield. 

Fred Boracchia
Died July 16th, 2002, very peacefully from a brief battle with cancer at the age of 70. Fred was born December 1, 1931, to Olga and Ernest Boracchia. A native of Fairfax, California, Fred attended Fairfax Grammar School and Tamalpais High School graduating in 1950. Following high school graduation, Fred enlisted in the U.S. Army serving during the Korean Conflict. Upon discharge from the Army he returned to Fairfax where he was owner of Alpine Market. Relocating to Reno, Nevada, Fred was employed by American Federal Savings in various capacities. After residing in Reno for 21 years, Fred returned to San Anselmo working for California Federal, followed by his retirement. Fred is survived by his loving family: two daughters Dana and Kristi, son Mike and his wife Jennifer and three grandchildren Joshua, Kyle and Michaell. Among Fred's many wonderful relatives and friends, Fred is survived by his long time companion Mary Brown who provided him with love, laughter and compassion during their years together. Fred will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Friends and family are invited to a Memorial Mass Friday, July 19, 2002, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Rita Church, Fairfax, CA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society and Hospice of Marin. KEATON MORTUARY 1022 E Street, San Rafael 415-453-0571. 

Deanna "DD" Jones
Deanna Jones unexpectedly passed away in Petaluma on Monday, July 8, 2002 at age 47. She was the devoted mother of Sandra Jones of Santa Rosa. Loving daughter of Benton Day of Novato and the late Doris Day. Caring sister of Tom Day and his wife Kate of Sonoma. Adored grandmother of Ashley Elrod. Cherished partner of John Luchini. Dear aunt of Chrissie Eling, Ryan Day and Sean Day. Deanna was educated and reared in Mill Valley but has lived in Petaluma for the last 27 years. She has been a long time and dedicated employee of Petaluma Valley Hospital Emergency Room. Friends and family are invited to attend a Funeral Liturgy on Saturday, July 20th at 2:00 PM at PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY, Magnolia Avenue and Keokuk Street, Petaluma, CA. The family prefers memorial contributions be made to the Deanna Jones Memorial Fund, Petaluma Valley Hospital, c/o Stephanie Bodi, 400 N. McDowell Blvd., Petaluma, CA 94954. 

David McCall
Of San Rafael, passed away July 15, 2002 at the age of 61 years. Funeral Services at 11:00 AM Thursday, July 18, 2002 (TODAY) at the First Presbyterian Church, 72 Kensington Road, San Anselmo. Funeral arrangements provided by Mount Tamalpais Mortuary, 2500 5th Avenue, San Rafael, CA, 415-459-2500. 

Lillian M. Nickoloff
Of Mill Valley, passed away on July 16, 2002 at age 76 years. Loving wife of 54 years to Robert Nickoloff of Mill Valley, mother of Dennis Nickoloff of Knoxville, Tennessee, grandmother of Paul Nickoloff and Devin Nickoloff both of Knoxville, Tennessee, and Cliff Eckrich of Hockessin, Delaware, sister of Joseph McGill of Portland, Oregon, Harriet O'Toole and Donna Beatty both of Corvallis, Oregon. She was a native of Forest Grove, Oregon, and a member of St. Hilary's Women's Club in Tiburon. Family and friends are invited to attend a Visitation from 6-8 p.m., Friday, July 19, 2002 at Russell & Gooch Funeral Chapel, 270 Miller Ave., Mill Valley. Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 20, 2002 at St. Hilary's Church, 761 Hilary Dr., Tiburon. Interment will be at Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Oregon. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts preferred to the Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Avenue, Corte Madera, CA 94925 or Alzheimer's Association, North Bay Chapter, 4340 Redwood Highway, Ste. 23, San Rafael, CA 94903. RUSSELL & GOOCH FUNERAL CHAPEL 279 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley 415-388-1573. 

Eunice Sitwell Pratt
Of Tiburon passed away July 13, 2002 at her home. Born April 11, 1928 in Pasadena, California to Francis S. and Madelaine Pratt, who preceded their daughter in death, as did her only sister, Shirley. Graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara, followed by Dietetics Degree from Stanford University Hospital, worked in an administrative position at Stanford Hospital for eight years, followed by 14 years in the food processing industry. Eunice was a member of the San Francisco Yacht Club in Belvedere for 34 years during which she was elected as first woman to become a regular member of the Board of the Yacht Club. She served on the Board of the Home Economists in Business of Northern California and served a term as president. While owning and racing her one-design Hong Kong built sloop Pacific Clipper, "Happy Talk", she was featured as the "Gourmet Skipper" of San Francisco Bay by Yachting Magazine and was pictorially featured in Time Life Cookbooks. She has organized a number of fundraisers for the Junior Sailing program of the San Francisco Yacht Club as well as working on numerous regattas. Retired from business in 1975, Eunice spent the last ten years as a volunteer for Guide Dogs for the Blind of San Rafael, CA. And was one of the first volunteers for the Foster Care Providers Program established in 1993 by Guide Dogs for the Blind. At Eunice's request, no services will be held. Memorial gifts may be made to the Pratt Endowment Fund, which Eunice has established at Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc., P.O. Box 3950, San Rafael, CA 94912-3950, solely for the benefit of those dogs requiring extraordinary medical care before and after adoption at their retirement as working guides or being career-changed; or to Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Avenue, Corte Madera, CA 94925. RUSSELL & GOOCH FUNERAL CHAPEL 270 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley 415-388-1573.


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