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Grace Corenne Bruderer, July 25, 1911 - July 5, 2002
Grace Corenne Bruderer, born in Utica Kansas in 1911, and long time resident of Tiburon, departed for a "Land 'A Goshen" July 5th, 2002 at the tender age of 90. She was a loving mother of Bonny and Brock and devoted grandmother of Kevin and Kelly O'Keeffe and Bonnie-Ann, Brett and Beau Bruderer and David Rhea. She was able to do somersaults into bed until age 70, hike the hills of Ring Mountain with her grandchildren like a prize athlete, and was an active member in the Mill Valley Golf Club as well as her bridge and church groups. She will be loved and missed forever but her memory and "Kansas phrases" will endure. A Memorial Service will be held at the Tiburon Baptist Church, 445 Greenwood Beach Road, Tiburon at 2:00 P.M. Saturday July 20th, 2002. 

Hebe Olga De La Santa
Passed away on July 4, 2002 at the age of 78. Loving mother of Stella De Genova of San Rafael and dear sister of Emilee Magagnoli of Argentina. She is also survived by two grandchildren, Neil and Fabiana of San Rafael, as well as many loving Family members in Argentina. She was born October 20, 1923 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She lived most of her life there, frequently visiting the Bay Area to see her Daughter Stella, Son-in-law David, and to watch her grandchildren grow up. She took great interest in knitting and cooking. She would happily spend hours in the kitchen cooking for the whole family, introducing them to new and wonderful dishes. Hebe moved permanently to San Rafael in May of 2001 where she would be closer to her Daughter and Grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by all those who knew her. But the family smiles knowing she is with Grandpa in Heaven. Memorial Service will be held at St. Isabella Church, San Rafael, California on July 13th, 2002 at 1:30 p.m. Monte's Chapel of the Hills Family Owned & Operated San Anselmo 453-8440. 

Giovanna Castro Intagliata, Peacefully at rest, July 6, 2002
Beloved wife of the late Salvatore Intagliata. Loving mother of Ann Giudice, Joanne Perrone and the late Joseph Intagliata. Loving mother-in-law of Frank Giudice. Cherished grandmother of 15; great grandmother of 19. Sister of Sal Castro of Daly City and Ianina Fazio of Augusta, Sicily. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. A native of Augusta, Sicily; aged 91 years. Member of the Italian Catholic Federation and Societa San Domenico. Donations to Hospice of Marin, 220 Nellen Drive, Corte Madera, CA 94925 preferred. Friends may visit on Thursday after 3:00 PM and attend the Vigil Service also on Thursday at 7:00 PM at the chapels of VALENTE MARINI PERATA & CO., 4840 Mission St. The Funeral Liturgy will be on Friday at 11:00 AM at All Saints Mausoleum at Holy Cross Cemetery. (415) 333-0161. 

Alma G. Jacques
Passed away July 4th, 2002 at the age of 94, much loved mother of son Denis, daughter-in-law Dorothy and grandmother of Suzanne Jacques. Born in Peoria, Ill., she attended Lombard College, one of the first women's colleges in the U.S., and taught in a one room country school. Later, she taught kindergarten for many years. After living in Chicago, and Washington, D.C., she came to Larkspur in 1988, and was very happy in California. She will be greatly missed by her family and many friends. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday July 17, 2002 at Redwoods Presbyterian Church, Larkspur, California. 

George Loder
Died June 29, 2002 at his home in San Rafael. Born June 13, 1928 in Delaware. Loving husband of Margaret Ann. Father of Joanna Silvey and grandfather of April May-Jane Silvey. Brother of Marion Magor of Miami, FL and brother of Leo Loder of Delaware. A longtime member of the Knights of Columbus San Rafael Council #1292 where he was at the time of his death Financial Secretary. Retired after 35 years as a Senior Master Sergeant in the Air Force. A longtime member of St. Isabella's Ushers Club, also a member of Sirs of Retirement. A Mass will be held Saturday July 13, 2002 beginning at 11:00 AM at St. Isabella's, One Trinity Way, San Rafael, CA 94903. Arrangements are being handled by the Neptune Society, 1780 Grant Avenue, Novato, CA. (415) 898-1868. 

Helen Mantellina
Died in Petaluma, California July 6, 2002. Devoted wife of the late Frank W. Mantellina. Loving mother of Frank J. Mantellina and his wife Nancy of Santa Rosa, California and Ann Skinner of Petaluma, California and the late Raphael G. "Bud" Skinner. Loving grandmother of 7 and loving great-grandmother of 13. Loving sister of the late Imelda Fuste. Also survived by 2 nieces and a nephew. A native of San Francisco, California, age 94 years, a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Kitchen - Kut Up's, Fun After Fifty and Catholic Ladies Aid Society. Friends are invited to attend the Funeral Service on Wednesday, July 10, 2002 at 9:30 A.M. from the PARENT SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY, Magnolia Avenue and Keokuk Street, Petaluma, California, thence to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 35 Liberty St., Petaluma, California where at 10:00 A.M. a Funeral Mass will be celebrated. A Vigil Service will be held Tuesday evening at 7:00 P.M. at the Mortuary. Friends may call at the Mortuary on Tuesday after 10:00 A.M. Those who prefer may contribute to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 332 N. Lauderdale Street., Memphis, TN 38105 in memory of Helen Mantellina. Interment will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma, California, Wednesday, July 10, 2002 at 1:00 P.M. 

Joan M. Putman, December 3, 1924-June 27, 2002
Joan Putman passed away at home in Greenbrae on June 27, 2002. She was a native of Washington state, but lived in Marin County for over forty-five years. She was preceded in death by her husband of forty-three years, Don Putman, in 1990. Those who will greatly miss her include daughter and son-in-law Julie and Tim Kruse, son and daughter-in-law Jim and Megan Putman, son and daughter-in-law Rich and Suzanne Putman, grandchildren Emily Kruse, Andrea Kruse and Ben Putman, brother and sister-in-law Robert and Agnes Matheson of Seattle, Washington, as well as numerous other relatives and friends. Memorial Services will be held on Monday, July 15, 2:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church San Anselmo, 72 Kensington Road, San Anselmo. Donations in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society or Hospice of Marin. RUSSELL & GOOCH FUNERAL CHAPEL 270 Miller Ave., Mill Valley 388-1573. 

Dr. Anthony Andrew Rosalie (Andy)
Former resident of Marin County passed away at his home on July 4th, 2002. Andy practiced endonics in San Rafael and San Francisco for 10 years before moving to Southern California in 1978. Services are July 11th at Forest Lawn Glendale at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers please send a contribution to: A Way of Life Church for the Teaching and Healing Center: PO Box 1254, Studio City, CA 91641. 

Lt. Col. James J. Summary, Ph.D
Passed away Sunday, July 7, 2002 at age 65. "Jim" was born in Iselin, PA, to Anna B. and Joseph R. Summary, one of eight children. He graduated Benton Consolidated High School in Benton, Illinois, at 16; earned a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Southern Illinois University at 21; and completed a Masters of Science in Biochemistry from Michigan State University in 1960. In that same year, Jim began his 20-year Army career at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. He earned his Ph.D in Biochemistry from MSU while in the Army and retired in 1980 with the rank of Lt. Colonel at the Presidio, where he served his last five years as Chief of Clinical Chemistry, Letterman Army Medical Center. Jim's military honors include a Meritorious Service Medal for his research on high blood pressure while at Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii. After military service Jim worked for Smith-Kline, Letterman Army Institute of Research, where he helped pioneer work on blood substitutes for shock victims, and most recently, for the Department of Agriculture, where he retired permanently in 1996. Jim enjoyed poetry, astronomy, bird watching, especially pelicans, and outdoor California with his "best friend" and wife of 42 years, Jane Elizabeth Summary, who survives him along with his three children, Mark Summary and wife Mari Tsuruoka-Summary of Lahaina, Christina Summary and husband David Smith of Oakland, and Thad Summary of Terra Linda; two grandchildren, Zachary Smith and Grace Smith; sisters Joyce Heim, Mary Summary, and Donna Burt; and brothers Fred Summary, Larry Summary, and Gregory Summary. Services will be held at St. Isabella's Church, San Rafael;s Vigil Thursday, July 11, at 7:00 p.m. and Mass on Friday, July 12 at 10:00 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Audubon Society or Nature Conservancy. Monte's Chapel of the Hills Family Owned and Operated San Anselmo 453-8550. 

Josephine Baldetta White
Born September 27, 1905, in Collinsville, California, passed away peacefully at home in Novato, on July 7, 2002. The first of seven children of Andrew and Mariangela Baldetta, Mrs. White taught school for 44 years in Solano Co. She is survived by her dear sisters Carmel Kinsey and Mary Ann Baldetta; nieces Lee Ann Fortney (Bob), Mary Jo Brooks, Anne Kinsey Goldy (Marshall), and Mary Pat Kinsey; and many great nieces and nephews. Visitation is from 2 to 5 p.m. on Friday, July 12, at Keaton's Redwood Chapel in Novato. On Saturday, July 13, visitation at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, 1000 Cambridge, will be from 10-10:45 a.m., followed by a Rosary and Mass of the Resurrection. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Anthony's Church or a charity of choice. KEATON'S REDWOOD CHAPEL 1801 Novato Blvd, Novato (415) 897-1151. 

Edith Jeanette Dotterer
Made her peaceful transition at age 83 on June 19, 2002 in Novato, CA. Beloved wife of the late Herbert Dotterer, devoted mother of Daniel Dotterer, Vicki Dotterer, Betty Louise, and loving grandmother of Matthew Dotterer, Debbie Dotterer, Julie Dotterer and Rebecca Davie. She will be remembered for her love of family and sense of humor. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. 

Robert A. Franceschini, "Coach Fran"
Passed away at home on July 7, 2002 at the age of 75, surrounded by his loving children, after a long courageous battle with cancer. Bob was born on January 14, 1927 in San Francisco, California, having had grown up in the Portola District of San Francisco. During this time he had attended Balboa High School where he went on to become a two-time All City Tackle in 1943 and 1944. After a brief stint in the Coast Guard during World War II, Bob drove up to Stockton on the back of a Harley Davidson and tried out for the College of Pacific Football team. Legendary coach Alonzo Stagg offered him a scholarship on the spot. He was a four-year starter as Guard for the Tigers and received numerous post-season awards. These awards included being named All-Coast in 1947 and 1948 and "Little All American in 1948 and 1949. During his senior season, the Tigers set a national scoring record on their way to an 11-0 season. After graduating from College of the Pacific, Bob began a long and enjoyable career as a high school teacher and coach. After brief stops in Westwood, Huntington Beach and Calistoga, he finally came to rest his teaching and coaching career at Sir Francis Drake High School in San Anselmo in 1956. It was here that he then retired in 1987. It was from 1958 to 1973 that he served as the Head Football Coach at Drake High School leading his team to four MCAL Championships. He was a much loved and respected teacher and coach, and was affectionately known by all as "Coach Fran." Keeping busy after retirement, he and his wife Marilyn took numerous trips to Europe to visit family and friends. He was a proud and supportive member of the Marin A's, and took many road trips through out California with his prized 1927 Model A convertible. He was an active member of the St. Rita's Parish. His many interests were varied such as the accordion that he had played as a child. Bob also had a love for the sea and began sailing and he was able to chart trips down the California coast with his wife and friends. However, his greatest interest and concern resided in the life of his family, his most beloved wife, Marilyn, their four children and the nine grandchildren all of who adored him, and who he loved dearly. Among Bob's other achievements was his being named to the City of San Francisco Football Half-Century team. Also including the induction into the Balboa Athletic Hall of Fame, the Marin County Athletic Hall of Fame, and the University of Pacific Athletic Hall of Fame. Bob is survived by his wife Marilyn, the love of his life, & his four devoted children, Steve (Diana) Franceschini of Willits, Laura Franceschini of Mill Valley, Rick (Linda) Franceschini of San Francisco, and Tony (Brenda) Franceschini of Novato. He will be greatly missed by his nine grandchildren, Rosanna and Joe Franceschini of Willits, Chris, Colin, Tommy and Johnny Franceschini of San Francisco and Alex, Nicolette, and Caden Franceschini of Novato. He was proceeded in death by his parents Angelo and Carolina. He is also survived by his sister Eve (Will) Scatena of Walnut Creek. He will be greatly missed by all of who have loved and have known him. His family finds great comfort in knowing he is now with God. Friends, family, former students and players are invited to attend the Vigil Service on Thursday, July 11 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Rita's Church, 100 Marinda Drive, Fairfax and a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, July 12 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Rita's Church. A visitation will be held Thursday, July 11, 2002 between 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. at Monte's Chapel of the Hills, 330 Redhill Ave., San Anselmo, California. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Drake Scholarship Fund for a new scholarship that is being established in his honor-"the Coach Bob Franceschini Scholarship." Donations may be sent to the foundation care of Drake High School, 1327 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Anselmo, CA 94960. Monte's Chapel of the Hills Family Owned and Operated San Anselmo 415-453-8440. 

John Ernest George
Born June 3, 1922, John passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at home in Novato on July 4, 2002. The son of Pietro and Antonia George, the brother of six sisters, John grew up in Erie, Pennsylvania. John served in the U.S. Army's 89th Infantry Division during WWII and participated in the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp in Orddruff, Germany in April 1945. After the war John worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad for 30 years. He started his railroading career in Dunsmuir, California working as a fireman on the old style steam engines and continued this line of work until the introduction of the diesel engine. His train routes covered all of Northern California and Southern Oregon. Stories of working on the railroad in the days after WWII were always filled with adventure and long hours. Starting in 1955 John began working on survey crews setting track grades and realigning the rails. This experience led to his acceptance of a position in the San Francisco corporate engineering department. Through his 20 years in San Francisco at Number 1 Market St., John wrote specifications, estimated costs and negotianted agreements for engineering projects covering the entire Southern Pacific system. An an avid reader and life long learner John's education never ended. John was an all around 'handyman' able to do brick work and carpentry. More importantly John was a student of people and possessed a keen insight into the thinking and actions of those he met. John was in the Army from 1942-1946, a Member of the Italian Catholic Federation, Our Lady of Loretto Catholic Church. He loved the outdoors and had hiked many of the trails in Siskiyou and Marin counties. He hunted and fished for many years and was an avid tennis player and cyclist. For years he rode the roads of Novato and loved the route to Stafford Lake and the Cheese Factory. John took pride in his home and yard and enjoyed travel to Italy, Hawaii and Lake Tahoe. Survivors include Gina Pedroncelli George, wife; Trudy Wiley, daughter-Richard Wiley, son-in-law, Mill Valley, California; Jon George, son-Therese George, daughter- in-law, Boise, Idaho. Jon Wiley, grandson, Mill Valley, California; Colter George, grandson, Boise, ID. Sienna George, granddaughter, Boise, ID; Lisa English, Myrna Diamond, Gilda Vincent and Velma Titter, surviving sisters. Josephine Felde and Clara Miano, sisters who preceded John in death. Several nieces and nephews. Services: Visitation Tuesday, July 9th 3-7 p.m. Keaton's Redwood Chapel, 1801 Novato Blvd. Novato, CA. Funeral Wednesday July 10th 2002, 10:30 a.m. Our Lady of Loretto Church, 1806 Novato Blvd., Novato, CA. Memorial contributions preferred to: Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellon Ave., Corte Madera, CA 94925-1133. The Handmaids of The Sacred Heart of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, P.O. Box 2957 Ventura, Ca 93002. Jesuit Seminary Association, 133 Kearny St. Floor 3, San Francisco, CA 94108-4811. Italian Missions c/o Italian Catholic federation/ P.O.Box 640449, San Francisco, CA 94164-0449. 

Helen Mantellina
Died in Petaluma, California July 6, 2002. Devoted wife of the late Frank W. Mantellina. Loving mother of Frank J. Mantellina and his wife Nancy of Santa Rosa, California and Ann Skinner of Petaluma, California and the late Raphael G. "Bud" Skinner. Loving grandmother of 7 and loving great-grandmother of 13. Loving sister of the late Imelda Fuste. Also survived by 2 nieces and a nephew. A native of San Francisco, California, age 94 years, a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Kitchen - Kut Up's, Fun After Fifty and Catholic Ladies Aid Society. Friends are invited to attend the Funeral Service on Wednesday, July 10, 2002 at 9:30 A.M. from the PARENT SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY, Magnolia Avenue and Keokuk Street, Petaluma, California, thence to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 35 Liberty St., Petaluma, California where at 10:00 A.M. a Funeral Mass will be celebrated. A Vigil Service will be held Tuesday evening at 7:00 P.M. at the Mortuary. Friends may call at the Mortuary on Tuesday after 10:00 A.M. Those who prefer may contribute to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 332 N. Lauderdale Street., Memphis, TN 38105 in memory of Helen Mantellina. Interment will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma, California, Wednesday, July 10, 2002 at 1:00 P.M. 

Dolly L. McAllister
Of Corte Madera, California, went to be with God on Wednesday, July 3, 2002 at home surrounded by loving family. Born May 20, 1934 in San Francisco, CA. Ukiah resident for 10 years, previous resident of Tiburon for 42 years. Married on February 24, 1952 to the late John McAllister. A retired employee of Williams Diamond. Enjoyed gardening, playing the piano, hiking, and Scrabble with family and friends. Graduated from Tamalpias High School in 1952. Will be remembered for being a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, kindness to others, and a strong faith in God. Survived by son Bob McAllister of Petaluma; daughters Laurie Johnston of Novato, Debra Selby of Corte Madera; and 7 grandchildren. A Celebration of Her Life Memorial Service will be held Friday July 19, 2002, 2:00pm at Hillside Church of Marin, Corte Madera, CA. According to Dolly's wishes a Hawaiian theme gathering will follow the service so come casual and wear light colors. Donations to Marin Services for Women, 444 Magnolia St, Suite 101, Larkspur CA 94939 or Hospice of Marin. 

Isobel S. Richelieu
Age 95. A native of Ontario, Canada. Mrs. Richelieu, a registered nurse, came to the U.S. in 1927 and married Fred Richelieu a veterinarian. She leaves two children; Fred A. Richelieu and Margaret Ann Swart, three grandchildren; Linda R. Wise, Lisa M. Foster and Stephen Swart; and a great grandson Jack Wise. Keaton Mortuary 1022 E. Street, San Rafael (415) 453-0571. 

Tom Sawyer Carson
Passed away Friday, July 5, 2002 at age 81. Born in Portland, Oregon on January 22, 1921, the son of the late Zenas and Lulu Carson. Tom attended Lincoln High School in Portland and received a BS in Business Administration from the University of Oregon. Tom joined the Army Air Corps in 1942 and after graduating from Mather Air Base in Sacramento as a navigator, he flew with the 395th Bomb Group of the 8th Air Force stationed in England during World War II. His love of flying remained for the rest of his life as he spent many joyful hours as a private pilot of his I946 Ercoupe based at the Petaluma Airport. His banking career spanned 35 years and concluded in 1985 with his retirement from the Federal Reserve Bank in San Francisco. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Joan Davids Carson; three daughters: Ann Carson Fowler (Bill) of Sebastopol, Sally Carson of Novato, and Joanie Carson Way (Jon) of San Rafael. Their "PopPop" will be greatly missed by his three grandsons, Ryan Fowler and Preston and Riley Way, his two granddaughters, Erin Fowler and Natalie Way, and one great granddaughter, Malea Fowler. Tom was predeceased by his son. David Dow Carson. His brother, Murray and several nieces and nephews in Oregon and California also survive. His wish was for no funeral services. Memorial contributions may be made to Canine Companions for Independence, P.O. Box 446, Santa Rosa, 95402 or the donor's charity of choice. Funeral assistance provided by Mount Tamalpais Mortuary & Cemetery. 

Cornelius C. Colangelo, M.D.
Passed away peacefully surrounded by family, at the age of 86. He was a native of Chicago. After a successful career in radiology, he devoted 20 years to instructing medical students in radiology at U.C.S.F. A wise and compassionate physician, he will be forever remembered for his unfailing kindness. He is survived by his wife Kristina King Colangelo of Mill Valley, daughters Mary Dolores Colangelo of St. Paul, Minnesota, Cornelia Bayley and Claire Colangelo of Nevada City, California, and grandsons Kevin and Robert Bayley of Palo Alto, California. A private Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Keaton Mortuary 415-453-0571. 

Francis "Doc" Doyle, A Resident of Mill Valley and Sausalito
Passed away June 29, 2002 at the age 83. Loving and devoted husband of 61 years of Josephine "Pini" Doyle, dear father of Joseph and father-in-law of Vivian Doyle, grandfather of Shelly. He was a native of San Francisco and a lifelong resident of Sausalito and Mill Valley, California. He was a ship builder at the Marinship Yard during WWII and was a Lithographer for 45 years. Family and friends may attend a Memorial Mass on Thursday, July 11, 2002 at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, #3 Oakdale Avenue, Mill Valley. RUSSELL & GOOCH FUNERAL CHAPEL 270 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley 415-388-1573. 

Geraldine La Flamme
Daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Short of San Francisco, passed away peacefully at her home in Novato, two days after celebrating her seventieth birthday with her family, June 26, 2002. Her estranged husband, their four children and ten grandchildren survive her. A long time resident of Marin, she was an avid wildlife enthusiast. She will be remembered by her family, her many friends and the wildlife of Marin as a smiling and very generous woman. 

Helen Nolte
Passed away quietly on June 29, 2002 at her home in Larkspur after a long illness. She was a native of Kent, Washington. She was a quiet but strong willed woman who did not share with others of her solo battle with breast cancer. She will be much missed by friends and co-workers at a variety of places of employment in the San Francisco area. She was the much loved mother to son Mark Nolte of Chatsworth, daughter Kimberly and son-in-law Greg Christie of Novato, daughter Michelle and son-in-law Winter Nolte of San Diego and son Robert Nolte of Phoenix, Arizona. She is survived by her adopted and loving grandchildren Elexa Nolte, Thomas and Jake Christie, and John and Dana Winter - Nolte. Private family services were held. Russell & Gooch Funeral Chapel 270 Miller Ave., Mill Valley 415-388-1573. 

John McDonald Webb
Age 71, passed away June 27, 2002 in Marin County, after a long illness. A native of Minneapolis, Minnesota, John moved with his family to Pasadena, California in 1941, and then to Texas in 1949 where he attended the University of Houston, obtaining a degree in Advertising. John then embarked on a lifelong career in advertising including several years with Grove Valve and Company in Houston. He later moved to the Bay Area where in 1973 he founded Webb and Associates, which went on to become the largest advertising agency in Contra Costa County during the late 1970s. John was drawn to the Bay Area by his lifelong love of sailing. His greatest joy was to race sailboats, and he competed successfully in countless regattas over the years, ranging from dingy racing, to series racing in the San Francisco Bay. John also competed in ocean races, including the Hawaiian Transpac. He was also passionate about photography, travel, and restoring vintage sports cars. John is survived by his wife, Judy; his children, Suzanne Webb of Houston, Texas; John Webb and his wife, Kim, grandchildren James, Jason and Brandon of Lafayette, California; Kim and Belynda Webb of San Francisco; stepchildren Scott and Eliza Haskins of San Francisco; John Haskins of Moss Landing, California. He is also survived by his first cousin, Jolley White. Donations may be sent to the Blood Research Institute, 3021 Summit Street, Suite 200, Oakland, CA 94609. RUSSELL & GOOCH FUNERAL CHAPEL 270 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley 415-388-1573. 

Ma, Grandma
Taken away too soon, now we're gazing up at the moon.
After such a courageous fight, God brought you to Heaven, the eternal light.
You must have thought of what you'd miss yet I wonder how, why, we never saw a teardrop, we never saw you cry.
Forever and a day we miss you, scarcely believing at times it's true that you're gone.
No matter the day or year, we think of your good cheer with us.
Always the caregiver, the one with the big hug, to long for another embrace causes our hearts to tug.
Taken away too soon, now we're gazing up at the moon.
Each night we utter this prayer, "God take care of Grandma until we see her there!"
Love, Joanie, Tina, Joanie (the Baby) 

DeLores Emma Lanford
Passed away in Novato on July 5, 2002 at age 69. Beloved wife of Robert Lanford of Novato. Loving mother of Gerald Lanford of Rohnert Park. Dear sister of Arthur of Lakeport, Theodore of San Jose and Rodger of Oklahoma. She is also survived by three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A native of Greeley, Colorado, DeLores was a graduate of San Rafael High School. She has lived the past 15 years in Novato and was a member of the Bayside Community Church in Novato. Memorial Services are pending at Bayside Community Church in Novato. Arrangements by ADOBE CREEK FUNERAL HOME, Petaluma, CA. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Avenue, Corte Madera, CA 94925. Private Interment, Valley Memorial Park, Novato, California. CHEDA & LYONS 707-789-9000 

Anthony Joseph Wiechers Sr.
Age 83, of Marin, died peacefully July 2, 2002 at 11:00 AM. He was born December 2, 1914 in San Francisco, California. He attended Galileo High School in San Francisco and went on to Cal Berkeley Bolt Hall where he graduated with a law degree. He went on to practice law for over 50 years. The law was a great passion of his. He loved golf and was a member and past Director of the Marin Country Club in Novato, California. He was also a past Director of the Lions Club. He worked and donated to Big Brothers, Hanna's Boys Ranch, St. Vincents and March of Dimes just to name a few. He is survived by his two children Leslie Ann Walshaw and Anthony Joseph Wiechers Jr., as well as six beautiful grandchildren whom he loved dearly. He will be missed on this earth. The family finds great comfort in knowing he is now with God. Mass will be at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, 1000 Cambridge, Novato, Wednesday, July 10th, 2002 at 11:00 AM. 

Flora Jean "Jeannie" Jones
Of Marin City, passed away June 28, 2002 at age 57 years. Loving daughter of Annie Small, dear mother of Teleatha Davis, Fatema White, Roy Antoine White, Juanita Edwards, and Richard Thaxton, dear sister of Rev. Robert Small and Ronnie Small, Sr., eight grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, and a host of relatives and friends. A native of Shreveport, Louisiana, she was a graduate of Tamalpais High School, College of Marin, San Francisco State University and Sonoma State. Family and Friends may call for Visitation Thursday, July 4, 2002 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at RUSSELL & GOOCH FUNERAL CHAPEL, Mill Valley. Funeral Services will be held Friday, July 5, 2002 at 11:00 AM at First Missionary Baptist Church in Marin City. Interment Valley Memorial Park, Novato. RUSSELL & GOOCH FUNERAL CHAPEL 270 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley 415-388-1573. 

Esther Del Frerichs
Wife of Herman John Frerichs, deceased, both former residents of Mill Valley, passed away peacefully June l6, 2002 in Bellingham, Washington. Esther was born in York, NE; after college the newlyweds moved to San Francisco. Later they moved to Mill Valley and resided there for 40 years. In 1973 they retired, Herman as PA for West Winds Marine Engineering in San Francisco, and Esther as legal secretary for Robert H. Andresen Law Office in Mill Valley. Leaving wonderful friends behind, they moved to Grants Pass, Oregon. Esther was a member of Theta Sorority University of Nebraska, Lifetime member of Mill Valley Outdoor Art Club, P.E.O. Sisterhood Chapter AG, Grants Pass, Community Church of Mill Valley and Bethany Presbyterian Church of Grants Pass. She is survived by three daughters: Karen (Walter) Elkington of Ogden, UT; Kristin (James III) Fortune of Sparks, NV; and Phyllis (David) Black recently of Bellingham, WA. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grand children, two sisters Jerrol Sandall of San Anselmo and Marion Sonderegger of Arizona, numerous nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held in Bellingham on July 13; a Graveside Service will be held at the family cemetery in Nebraska on July 26th. Donations may be made to Whatcom County Hospice or a charity of your choice. 

Delores Jean Gates
Died peacefully at the age of 62, on Monday, July 1, 2002. She was born in Waterloo, Iowa September 8, 1939 to Leroy and Virginia Behrens. At the age of three her family moved to Sausalito, CA. In 1957 she married Larry Gates, her husband of 44 years. She worked as a bookkeeper in the family business Larry Gates Painting. In addition to her duties as bookkeeper she raised their daughter Doreen Gates- Bradshaw. She is survived by her husband Larry, daughter Doreen, grandson Benjamin, two brothers Larry and Jerry Behrens, and many nieces and nephews. A private Service will be held with Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Donations may be made to your favorite charity. KEATON MORTUARY 1022 E Street, San Rafael 415-453-0571 

Althea Kathleen (Kerr) Schulze
Passed away Saturday, June 29, 2002 at the age of 93. She was the loving wife of the late Clarence Schulze, dear mother of James Schulze (Louisa) and Edward Schulze (Marilyn), all of Novato. Her grandchildren, Dorene Wyman (Bill), Michael Schulze (Vicki), Richard Schulze and Heidi Schulze; her great-grandchildren, Daniel, Carley and Douglas Wyman, also survive her. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many, many close friends and wonderful neighbors. She was born in Las Vegas, in what was then the Territory of New Mexico, on August 30, 1908 to James and Katherin Kerr. She grew up on a ranch in Turlock, CA. She met and married her husband Clarence while working in Sacramento in 1932. In 1942, they moved to Kentfield so Clarence could work at Marin Shipyard as part of the war effort. She raised her two sons there. She was active in the Kentfield PTA, Cub Scouts, 4-H, the Order of the Eastern Star and local community activities. She was a loving and carefree neighbor who would cheerfully share a joke or cute story. She was always upbeat and smiling. She would say, "I haven't an ache or pain or care in the world", and "I feel like a million dollars". At her request, no formal services will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Avenue, Corte Madera, CA 94925 or Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children, 2425 Stockton Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95817. 

Genevieve Mignon Suggs
Born Genevieve Donham April 6, 1921 in San Francisco, passed away July 1, 2002 in Rohnert Park, at the age of 81. Raised in Petaluma and long time resident of San Francisco and Marin County. Loving wife of the late Walter G. Suggs Jr., and devoted sister of the late Virginia H. Chioino, the late Roy L. Donham, and the late Eugene M. Donham. Survived by her loving daughters, Sharon R. Harrison of Cotati and Gail M. Trimble of San Rafael; and by sons-in-law Kenneth E. Harrison and Thomas E. Trimble. Grandmother to: Jeffrey M. Harrison and his wife Monica; Patrick D. Harrison and his wife Deanna; Timothy B. Harrison and his wife Donna; Kevin S. Harrison and his wife Linda; Julie A. Harrison; Scott T.S. Trimble; and Daniel G. Trimble. Great grandmother to ten children. Genevieve was an ardent animal lover, and enjoyed gardening and wild bird feeding. She was a past member of the Marin Humane Society, the Marin Rose Society, and Fundraisers For Animal Helpers. A Service will be held at the Chapel of the Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, CA on Monday, July 8. 2002 at 12:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Marin Humane Society, the San Francisco SPCA, or the Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice, 1110 N. Dutton Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA. KEATON MORTUARY 1022 "E" Street, San Rafael 415-453-0571 

Peggy Diego Bryant
Age 55. Born April 12, 1947 in San Rafael, died Thursday, June 20, 2002 at her home in Santa Maria. A Memorial Service was held on Tuesday, June 25, 2002 in Santa Maria. Peggy was raised and educated in San Rafael. She moved to Santa Maria in 1977 where she worked as a police dispatcher for eighteen years. Peggy is survived by her husband of 13 years- Russell E. "Rusty" Bryant of Santa Maria; parents- John and Julia Diego of San Rafael; daughters- Lisa Thiercof and Traci Simas; son-in-law- Jeff Simas; brothers- Jack, Jim, Doug, and Gary Diego, and sisters- Cindy Diego-White and Julie Diego. Family prefers donations be made to Hospice. 

Stuart Myron Duncan
Passed away at Marin General Hospital on June 22, 2002 after a short illness. He was born May 4, 1921 in San Francisco to the Reverend and Mrs. Charles Duncan. His father was the first pastor at First Presbyterian Church in San Anselmo. Stuart married Betty Thompson in 1942. After serving with distinction in the Merchant Marines during World War II, he moved to Ross in 1946. He served as Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds at the San Francisco Theological Seminary until his retirement in 1983. He was an avid golfer and outdoorsman and an active participant in the Sons of Retirement. Stuart is survived by his wife Betty, his daughter Linda, son Greg, grandchildren Carleen and Ian, and great granddaughter, Sierra. According to his wishes no service will be held. Donations may be directed to Sunny Hills Children's Garden. 

Florence Melton Jinkins
Passed away June 29, 2002 at The Tamalpais in Greenbrae, where she had been a resident for 20 years. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Bobby and Red Keville (C.H.) two grandchildren, Steven and Marshelle Keville and two great-grandchildren, Julie and Sean Keville. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m., Friday, July 5, 2002, followed by a Service at 7 p.m. at Keaton's Mortuary. Interment will be in Richmond, Virginia. KEATON'S MORTUARY 1022 E Street, San Rafael 415-453-0571. 

Howard H. Marcus ("Howie")
Age 84, of Greenbrae died Tuesday, June 26, 2002. Mr. Marcus, a retired businessman, was born in New York City. He was a talented watercolorist, and a board member of the Marin Watercolor Society. He was a board member of the Goldenaires and of TEAM. He held a life associate membership of Hadassa, and was a member of Temple Rodef Shalom. Mr. Marcus served as a medic in the U.S. Army, and was cited for his skill and devotion to his comrades during that time. Mr. Marcus is survived by his wife, Anita Opplyn Marcus, her children Joy Pocasangre, of Seattle, Washington, Cathy Hartrich of Sisters, Oregon, and their families whom Mr. Marcus loved very much. Friends are invited to participate in a Memorial Service on Sunday, July 7th, at 1:30 PM, conducted by Cantor David Margulies at Temple Rodef Shalom, 120 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. 

Ulric Hatley Reynolds, II
Born June 28, 1914 at Reyno, Arkansas a town founded by his grandfather. Passed away on June 28, 2002 in Petaluma at the age of 88. He was a 50-year resident of Marin County. After retiring as an officer from the Army, he became the director of the ROTC for the 6th Army. He was an avid gardener and reader. He was married to Fern Jerrine Reynolds for 64 years. Father of three children: Ulric Reynolds, III, the late Anne Reynolds Mahony, and Carole Reynolds Borruso. He is the grandfather of eight and the great- grandfather of 17. A Christian, he looked forward to enjoying his eternal life with Jesus. Friends and family are invited to attend Funeral Services on Wednesday, July 3, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. and Visitation on Tuesday, July 2, 2002 from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Keaton's Redwood Chapel, 1801 Novato Blvd., Novato, California. The family suggests donations in his memory be sent to the Gideons. KEATON'S REDWOOD CHAPEL 415-897-1151. 

Nancy Dacre Rohner
Born June 29, 1908 in Santa Cruz, California and passed away peacefully in her home in San Anselmo, June 28, 2002. Beloved wife of Robert E. Rohner, her husband for 69 years; loving mother of Eugenie Rohner, SNJM, and David R. Rohner; devoted and loving grandmother of Bonnie Rohner, Trish McQueary and Heid McDonald; mystified, but loving great-grandmother of Cortney and Travis Bakken, and Robert W. McQueary. Nancy and Bob moved to San Anselmo in 1946, where they built their home which has been "remodeled" by them several times. Gardening was a hobby of hers which included the "art" of transplanting. Nancy was active in Girl Scouting, taught square dancing at the Whistlestop Senior Center, attended the Marin Symphony, and explored the world with Bob on cruises. (All of this happened at different ages of her life.) Memorial gifts in her honor may be made to Whistlestop Senior Services, 930 Tamalpais Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94901, or to Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Avenue, Corte Madera, CA 94925, or to Marin County Girl Scouts c/o Girl Scouts of San Francisco, 7700 Edgewater Drive, Oakland, CA. Monte's Chapel of the Hills Family Owned and Operated San Anselmo ~ 415-453-8440. 

Michelle Regas Worrel
Wife of Thomas Dean Worrel and mother of Wesley Worrel, passed away on June 29, 2002. A long time resident of Mill Valley, Michelle co-founded an employment law firm and was active in civil rights cases. She graduated from Polytechnic School in Pasadena, CA, received her BA in Philosophy from U.C. Berkeley and an MA in Philosophy from the University of Virginia. She received her law degree from the University of San Francisco where she was a member of Law Review. Upon graduation from law school, Michelle joined Bechtel Corporation and specialized in employment law. After the birth of her son, she began her own law practice and in early 1995 she established a law partnership with Susan Schwegman. Throughout her legal career, Michelle represented numerous pro bono clients in political asylum, civil rights and death penalty cases. Michelle leaves one son Wesley Worrel, 13, and husband Thomas Worrel of Mill Valley. She is survived by parents: George F. Regas of Pasadena, CA and Jane Miller Regas of Knoxville, Tennessee, her brothers Timothy Regas of Los Angeles, CA and Tyler Regas of Albuquerque, New Mexico and sister Susan Regas, nephew Nicholas Regas- Riewerts (15), nieces Jennifer Regas- Riewerts (13) and Alexandra Regas- Riewerts (11) all from Pasadena, CA. A Memorial Service will be held at the Outdoor Art Club at One West Blithedale on the corner of Blithedale and Throckmorton, Mill Valley, California, at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2002. In lieu of flowers, donations in Michelle's honor may be made to: Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco, 301 Mission Street, Suite 400, San Francisco, CA 94105. RUSSELL & GOOCH FUNERAL CHAPEL 270 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley 415-388-1573. Paid Obituary lisitngs for July 1, 2002 

In Memoriam
PETER ALEXANDER FORSTNER May 14, 1981 ~ July 1, 2001
Missing you, loving you, remembering you. You, Peter, are in our hearts and on our minds. We will never forget you, we will never stop missing you.
Mama & Papa 


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