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Howard Fred Brose
Passed away on January 25, 2002 in Indio, California at age 80 years. He was born on April 10, 1921 to Albert Reinhart Brose and Florence May Lynch in San Francisco. He had attended San Jose State and received his Masters at the University of Pacific-Stockton. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1941 to 1953. Mr. Brose was an Administrator for Shoreline Unified School District, where he had also been a teacher, principal and superintendent for a total of 30 years. He was a member of the Lion's Club in Point Reyes Light, California and an avid golfer. Mr. Brose is survived by his companion, Nancy Hislop of Indio; his son, Alan Brose of Bodega Bay; his daughter, Gail Sievers of Livingston, Montana; and three grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Mary Brose, in 1994. Family Services and Interment are private. Memorials may be made in his name to Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Avenue, Corte Madera, CA 94925. 

Jean Roger Gazeau
Jean Gazeau passed away in his sleep Sunday, January 27, 2002 after fighting a long battle with Parkinson's. His loving and caring wife of 59 years, Camille, and his son, Lionel, were with him. He was 81. Born in Angers, France, he served in the French Air Force in WWII, where he was wounded in action. He immigrated to the U.S., where he became a science and technology teacher for 30 years. Jean and Camille retired in 1986 and moved to Novato. In his lifetime, he was an E.M.T. for the International Red Cross and briefly volunteered his services for Wildcare in San Rafael. Throughout his illness, he never lost his wonderful sense of humor. He will be missed by all who knew him. At his request, no Memorial Services will be held. His ashes will be scattered at Sea off the Marin County Coast on Thursday, February 14, 2002. Donations in his memory may be made to Wildcare, P.O. Box 150930, San Rafael, CA 94915-0930. 

Erene Perivolaris, A 40 Year Resident of Novato
Passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, January 30, 2002 at age 96. She was a native of Greece. Adored mother of Markos (Zambela) Perivolaris, Paraskevi (George) Catelanis, Antonia (Antonios) Touras and George (Sharon) Perivolaris. Cherished grandmother of seven and great-grandmother of 14. Erene was a longtime member of the Nativity of Christ Church and their Senior Citizen Group. Friends and family are invited to Visit at Keaton's Redwood Chapel, 1801 Novato Blvd., Novato, on Thursday, January 31st from 12 Noon to 8:00 p.m. with the Trisagion at 7 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held Friday, February 1st at 11:00 a.m. at the Nativity of Christ Church, 1110 Dickson Drive in Ignacio. Burial will follow at Valley Memorial Park. Memorial Contributions preferred to the Nativity of Christ Church. KEATON'S REDWOOD CHAPEL 415-897-1151 

George V. Tychinin, A Resident of Novato
Died on January 30, 2002 at age 71. He is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Nina, his daughter Lorraine Saunders and her husband Ron, his son Mark and his wife Nancy Palandati, his son Mark Burlingame, his son Walter Burlingame and his wife Sandra Burlingame, as well as his sister, Anne Tychinin. His four grandsons, Jeremy and Jesse Mitchell, Ronnie Saunders and Tyler Dalk, also survive him. A Memorial Service will be held on February 2, 2002 at 10 a.m. at the Theological Seminary (Montgomery Chapel) in San Anselmo. For those who wish, a memorial contribution may be made in George's memory to the S.F. Opera Merola Program, "Peter Kavantjas Memorial Scholarship," the Novato Music Association, or the Drake Scholarship Foundation. 

James Hunter Wickersham Born October 20, 1934, died at Rafael Convalescent Hospital, Saturday, January 26, 2002, following a short illness. James was a native of Marin County and was a charter member of Valley Baptist Church. He worked as a receiving and shipping clerk in San Francisco for 23 years. He also worked for Valley Baptist Church for three years as a school custodian and for four years, Jim worked at the Bay Area Rescue Mission in Richmond. Many children and adults benefited from Jim's Biblical teaching. Jim enjoyed baseball and studying the Bible. A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, February 12th, 7 p.m. at Valley Baptist Church, 3 North San Pedro Rd., San Rafael. 

Dear Tina, Ma, and Grandma,
On the 77th day since you passed, A poem to tell you how we feel.
No taking away our tears, You're gone to assuage our fears. How we want you back with us, But we have to remember in God, we trust. You're an angel in our hearts, We'll all never really part. You're flying in the air so high, a true blessing in the sky. Grandma, you're in the star we see, filling it with charm, Still watching, to keep us safe from harm. At peace, you're finally home. You'll be there to guide us, to take care and fuss. Can you still cook lasagna and other food, for us to gush over and say, "M'm how good!" No words could express our love. Actions speak louder than words to you, our dove. You lived your life with classic grace, we'll never forget, we love your beautiful face. At peace you're finally home.
Love, Mike, Joanie, Michele, Tina, and Joanie (the Baby) 

Joanne Sara (Matz) Brubaker
Passed away peacefully in her home January 22, 2002 surrounded by her loving family. Survived by Russell Earl, her devoted husband of 50 years, daughters, Laura Dierkx, and Susan Brubaker and sons, Russell, Karl and Eric Brubaker, as well as, her much adored grandchildren, Scott, Alexandra, Christopher, Jonathon, Kyle, Katherine, Matthew, Timothy, Nathalie and Jack. She also leaves behind four sisters, Barbara, Marilyn, Virginia and Diane and one brother, Bill. She was a graduate of The University of Michigan where she received her degree in Education which she used daily raising her five children and caring for her grandchildren. Joanne was an active member in community affairs including elections, the school library and women's services. Her greatest achievement, however, was her devotion to her family and her friends. Her home and her heart were always open. She loved a good laugh and could find the humor in any situation. She will be greatly missed but will remain in our hearts forever. There will be a Memorial Service on February 9th at 12 Noon at the Montgomery Chapel on the corner of Bolinas Avenue and Richmond, in San Anselmo. 

John K. Chipps
Died peacefully in his home in Cotati on January 22, 2002 at the age of 75. He was born in San Bernardino on July 12, 1926. He lived in Marin County for 34 years before moving to Cotati in 1995. As a young adult he was employed with the Santa Fe Railroad for ten years as a telegraph operator. He then spent two years in the Army as a medical technician. He founded two businesses, Bay Histology Service and Marin Laboratory Supply. He was a leader of the Marin Unitarian Monday night rap group for eight years, as well as President of Marin Filmmakers for six years. He also served as Volunteer Assistant Fire Chief for the Terra Linda Fire Department until the service district dissolved. Retiring at 65, he operated the Stonehenge Computer Bulletin Board that served the younger computer users in Marin County. After moving to Cotati, he spent many enjoyable hours writing short stories. He was an active member of the writing group at the Rohnert Park Senior Center. He is survived by a son Colin Chipps of Lexington, Kentucky, a daughter Wendy Chipps of Cotati CA, sisters Patricia Chipps of Redding, CA and Connie Easton of Montgomery Creek, CA, brother James Chipps of Santa Anna, California, and former wife Ernestine Chipps of Weatherford, Texas. John had many friends and will be remembered for his sense of humor and gentle heart. At John's request there will be a private service. Memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity. 

Donald R. "Geese" Giesen, 1927 ~ 2002
Passed away on January 28, 2002 at the age of 74, in Novato, California. Don was born on September 8, 1927 in San Francisco, California. He was an All-City basketball star for Washington High School. The University of San Francisco offered him a scholarship, where he studied Business Administration, and played basketball on the highly regarded USF team. Don and his 1949 USF teammates achieved national prominence by winning the National Collegiate Division I Basketball Championship. After graduating from USF, Don began a 36 year career in sales and field claims for the Sentry Insurance Company. Don's true passion was his family and basketball. He played the game for more than 45 years, finally hanging up his sneakers in his early 60's. During the past 35 years, Don coached and mentored kids throughout Northern California. His knowledge of the game of basketball, along with a unique teaching style, allowed "Geese" to positively impact the lives of hundreds of kids. Don is survived by his wife of more than 50 years, Dolores of Novato; four sons: Don, Novato; Gary, San Anselmo; Greg, Fairfax; Wayne, Petaluma; a daughter, Cindy Giesen-Gallagher, Penngrove; and eight grandchildren: Ryan, Alexandra, Alicia, Christina, Hunter, Brian Gallagher, Robbie, and Scottie Gallagher. Memorial Services will be held at Marinwood Community Center, 775 Miller Creek Road, Marinwood at 2:00 PM on Thursday, January 31, 2002 with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made on behalf of Don Giesen, to the Marin County Catholic Youth Organization, Phone: 415-507-2000. Funeral Services provided by Mount Tamalpais Mortuary & Cemetery, 2500 5th Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94901, 415-459-2500. 

Pietro (Peter) Giusti
Died January 28th, 2002 in Greenbrae, California after a short illness. Born September 25th, 1927 in Lucca, Italy. Pietro is survived by his wife of 48 years, Bruna; four loving sons, Paul of San Francisco, Phil (Erika) of Petaluma, David of San Anselmo, Peter (Heather) of Petaluma; and two grandsons, Joseph and Justin of Petaluma. Also survived by a sister, Nara Acerbi of France; a brother, Domenico; sisters, Graziella Cerrai and Vitoria Scarpellini, all of Italy, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was a partner in Sunset Scavenger company for 30 years, and a member of the Scavengers Protective Agency. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing, and was a member of the Marin Rod and Gun Club. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Saint Vincent De Paul Society, or a charity of your choice. Friends are invited to attend the Funeral Service on Friday, February 1, 2002 at 10:00 AM at St. Anselm's Catholic Church, Ross, California. A Vigil Service will be held on Thursday, January 31, 2002 at Monte's Chapel of the Hills, 330 Redhill Avenue, San Anselmo at 3:00 PM. Interment will be private. MONTE'S CHAPEL OF THE HILLS Family Owned and Operated San Anselmo ~ 415-453-8440 

Jean Murray Huber
Daughter of the late Dwight H. and Genevieve Murray Sr., MD, passed away at her home in Mill Valley on January 25, 2002. Jean was born in Napa on May 27, 1924. Jean attended Shearer Elementary School, Napa Intermediate School and graduated from Hamlins in San Francisco. She graduated from the University of Oregon in 1946 with a Bachelor of Science Degree. She was married to Bob Huber for 55 years. They met in Napa at Dr. Murray Sr.'s house. They lived in Michigan and San Francisco, and they moved to Mill Valley in 1950. Jean was a member of the following organizations: Delta Gamma, Outdoor Art Club, Founders Auxiliary, Northgate Group of the Marin Charitable Association, Lawyers Wives of Marin, Bridge Clubs, Kindergarten Pals. She had also been a volunteer at Marin General Hospital. Jean was a parishioner at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Mill Valley. She enjoyed a lovely garden, her friends and community. She is survived by her husband Robert Huber of Mill Valley, son David Dwight Huber and his wife Ginger of Lake Tahoe, son Timothy Harrison Huber and his wife Parce of Sacramento, daughter Mary Genevieve Huber of Chico, daughter Jane Krause and her husband Albert H. Krause Jr., MD of Portland, daughter Ann Huber of Santa Rosa, and brother Dwight H. Murray, Jr., MD of Napa. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Daniel Harrison Huber, Brian Edward Huber, Kevin Harrison Huber, Thomas Joseph Huber, Carolyn Elizabeth Wylie and Kathy Mayborne Krause. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, January 31 at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 3 Oakdale Avenue in Mill Valley. The Rosary will be recited on Wednesday evening at 7:00 PM, also at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. Visiting hours will be on Wednesday at the Claffey and Rota Funeral Home, 1975 Main Street in Napa from the hours of 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM. Then, visiting hours will continue at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church beginning at 3:00 PM. A Cryptside Service will be held at Tulocay Cemetery, 411 Coombsville Road in Napa on Thursday at 3:00 PM. Memorial Contributions may be made to Queen of the Valley Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 2069, Napa, CA 94558 or to San Domenico Upper School, 1500 Butterfield Road, San Anselmo, CA 94960. 

Dorothy Alice McMahon
Passed away at 93 years of age. Wife of the late Marshall McMahon, aunt of Marshall and Alexander McMahon of Novato. Funeral Services are pending. 

IN MEMORIAM
Earl W. Beyer, 1/31/1937 - 1/6/2001
Dear Earl, dear Dad, dear Grandpa,
You have put on invisibility. We cannot see, but this we know, Although the road ascends And passes from our sight, That there will be no night. Our life did not begin with birth, It is not of the earth; And this that we call death, it is no more Than the opening and closing of a door. You were taken gently by the hand And led on, along the road of life That never ends, And we know that you have found It is not death, but dawn. We do not doubt that God is there, as here, And He is holding you dear. And in His house how many rooms must be Beyond this one where you rested Momentarily, We thank dear God for the faith that frees, The love that knows it cannot lose its own, The love that, looking through the shadows, Sees That you and He and we are ever one. Thank you for sharing your time on earth With us. We miss you, and we love you -- always. 

Madeline T. Cresalia
Born in San Francisco to Gertrude R. and Grover S. Tracy, native San Franciscans, died in peace January 18, 2002. Madeline was married to Joseph W. Cresalia, deceased 1999, and will always be the loving mother of Joseph G. Cresalia, Lynn Cresalia Thompson and Charles W. Cresalia, grandmother of her 11 wonderful grandchildren, and sister to Marjorie T. Lee. A private Mass was held at St. Brendan's Church, with Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. The family thanks Halsted N. Gray-Carew & English for handling the arrangements. We love you, Mom! 

Emma M. Dorr
Died in San Rafael on January 18, 2002 at age 91 years. Loving wife of the late Alfred L. Dorr. Loving Mother of Vernon Dorr of Novato, California. Beloved Grandmother of Paul Dorr. Born in Antigo, Wisconsin to Czechoslovakian parents, she moved to Page, Nebraska, where she went to High School. She married Alfred in 1932 and had two sons, one of which died as a result of a hit and run at the age of four. She then worked as a Nurses Aide in Milwaukee after her husband died; and moved to Novato in 1982. She is survived by her son Vernon, grandson Paul, numerous nieces and nephews and many friends. She was an active member of the Terra Linda Seniors Club, and a long time member of Aldersgate. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Wednesday, January 30, 2002 at 11:00 AM at ALDERSGATE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 1 Wellbrock Heights, San Rafael, CA. Pastor Scott E. Wylie officiating. 

Jean Murray Huber
Daughter of the late Dwight H. and Genevieve Murray Sr., MD, passed away at her home in Mill Valley on January 25, 2002. Jean was born in Napa on May 27, 1924. Jean attended Shearer Elementary School, Napa Intermediate School and graduated from Hamlins in San Francisco. She graduated from the University of Oregon in 1946 with a Bachelor of Science Degree. She was married to Bob Huber for 55 years. They met in Napa at Dr. Murray Sr.'s house. They lived in Michigan and San Francisco, and they moved to Mill Valley in 1950. Jean was a member of the following organizations: Delta Gamma, Outdoor Art Club, Founders Auxiliary, Northgate Group of the Marin Charitable Association, Lawyers Wives of Marin, Bridge Clubs, Kindergarten Pals. She had also been a volunteer at Marin General Hospital. Jean was a parishioner at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Mill Valley. She enjoyed a lovely garden, her friends and community. She is survived by her husband Robert Huber of Mill Valley, son David Dwight Huber and his wife Ginger of Lake Tahoe, son Timothy Harrison Huber and his wife Parce of Sacramento, daughter Mary Genevieve Huber of Chico, daughter Jane Krause and her husband Albert H. Krause Jr., MD of Portland, daughter Ann Huber of Santa Rosa, and brother Dwight H. Murray, Jr., MD of Napa. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Daniel Harrison Huber, Brian Edward Huber, Kevin Harrison Huber, Thomas Joseph Huber, Carolyn Elizabeth Wylie and Kathy Mayborne Krause. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, January 31 at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 3 Oakdale Avenue in Mill Valley. The Rosary will be recited on Wednesday evening at 7:00 PM, also at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. Visiting hours will be on Wednesday at the Claffey and Rota Funeral Home, 1975 Main Street in Napa from the hours of 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM. Then, visiting hours will continue at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church beginning at 3:00 PM. A Cryptside Service will be held at Tulocay Cemetery, 411 Coombsville Road in Napa on Thursday at 3:00 PM. Memorial Contributions may be made to Queen of the Valley Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 2069, Napa, CA 94558 or to San Domenico Upper School, 1500 Butterfield Road, San Anselmo, CA 94960. 

Lawrence B. Malkin
Passed away at his home in Aptos, California on Sunday, January 27, 2002. He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Rita of Aptos; his two daughters and sons-in-law Julie and Robert Ebert of Scotts Valley, California and Jamie and Kenneth Hanson of Reno, Nevada; his son, Joshua Malkin of Sacramento, California. He is also survived by his brother Richard Malkin of Berkeley, California and by his two grandchildren Jessica and Gregory Ebert of Scotts Valley, California. Mr. Malkin was a native of Cleveland, Ohio. He graduated from Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois with a Masters Degree in Health Care Administration. He worked as a hospital administrator at Marin General Hospital in Marin County for many years. He retired from North Coast Rehab Center in Santa Rosa, California. The Malkins lived in Marin and Sonoma Counties for 35 years, and retired to Aptos in 1999. A veteran of the Korean War, Mr. Malkin served in the U.S. Coast Guard. For a period of time, he lived in Colorado where he pursued his love of skiing. Memorial Services will be held Wednesday, January 30, at 2:30 PM at Monte's Chapel of the Hills, 330 Redhill Avenue, San Anselmo, California. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Malkin's memory to the Hospice/Caring Project, 6851 Soquel Drive, Aptos, CA 95003, or to your favorite charity. MONTE'S CHAPEL OF THE HILLS Family Owned and Operated San Anselmo 415-453-8440. 

Maria J. Martin Died peacefully at home on January 26th, 2002 at the age of 65 years. She was married to Cary Martin for 42 years. They have three sons, Chris, Bill and Blake, two daughters-in-law, Lori Roth Martin, married to Bill and JoAnn Wolfe, married to Blake and five grandchildren. Maria's three sisters live in the East, Ellie Hunt in New York, Marcella Shepherd and Elizabeth DeGrenier in Massachusetts. Maria spent many years teaching in Marin County schools. Later, she worked as a dietitian at Marin General Hospital, Kaiser Hospital and Nazareth House. Services will be at St. Isabella's Church at 465 Manuel T. Freitas Parkway in Terra Linda at 10:30 AM on Thursday, January 31st., 2002. KEATON MORTUARY 1022 E Street, San Rafael 415-453-0571. 

J. Francisco Moran
Born September 23, 1907 in Durango, Mexico. Entered into rest January 26, 2002 in San Rafael, California at age 94 years. Francisco was a resident of Marin County for 22 years. He is survived by his Wife Otilia Moran and Children Leonila Hover, Paul Moran, J. Angel Moran, Elvia Hernandez, Irma Hilton and Francisco Moran, Jr., 19 Grandchildren and 16 Great-Grandchildren. Friends and Family are invited to View on Tuesday, January 29, 2002 from Noon to 8 PM and the Vigil at 7 PM, all at Keaton's Redwood Chapel, 1801 Novato Blvd., Novato, CA. The Funeral Mass will be said Wednesday, at 10:30 a.m. January 30, 2002 at Our Lady of Loretto Catholic Church, 1806 Novato Blvd. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery in San Rafael. KEATON'S REDWOOD CHAPEL 415-897-1151. 

Richard Ludwig Rolwes
Former Executive Chef at the Meadow Club and Pelican Inn, among many other clubs and hotels. He was a native of Germany; and passed away at age 93. He is survived by his wife Joan, stepson Michael, and two young step grandchildren Dylan and Austen. No services were held. 

Louis Tomlinson Benezet
Former educator and college president, died at home in Mill Valley, California on January 23, 2002. He was born in La Crosse, Wisconsin on June 29, 1915 to Louis Paul and Genevieve Tomlinson. He had five children (Joel, deceased 1963, Laura, Julie, Barbara and Martha) with his first wife, the late Mildred Twohy, to whom he was married from 1940 until her death in 1977. He was married to the late Virginia Iglehart Clifford, from 1988 until her death in 1999. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1936 (A.B.). Reed College in 1939 (A.M.) and Columbia University in 1942 (Ph.D.) He also received numerous honorary degrees. Prior to becoming President of Allegheny College in 1948, he was director of admissions at Knox College (1942-1943) assistant to the Dean of University College at Syracuse University (1946-1947) and assistant to the Chancellor at Syracuse University (1947-1948). Following seven years at Allegheny College he became president of Colorado College until 1963. He then became president of Claremont Graduate University. In 1970 he left Claremont to serve as president of SUNY Albany. In 1975 he became research professor and consultant at SUNY Stony Brook until his retirement in 1985. During his life he served on numerous commissions including the California Governor's Commission on Tax Reform (1969), New York Governor's Task Force on Financing Higher Education, and the Rhodes Scholar Selection Committee. Throughout his life he remained passionate about issues of democracy, higher education and human dignity. His articles and books include Private Higher Education and Public Funding (1976), Style and Substance, Leadership in the College Presidency (1981), and Restoring America's Failed Democracy (2000). He served as Trustee of the Aspen Institute in 1956 to 1968. In 1984 he was named Distinguished Alumnus Teacher's College. He is survived by four daughters, four grandchildren and Theodore the cat. Memorial Services will be held at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Sausalito, California February 3, 2002, at 3:00 p.m. Daphne Fernwood Mortuary, (415) 383-7100 Funeral Director, Donald Frost, Lc. No. 578. 

Hubert J. Klepsch
A retired Marin photographer and bus driver passed on January 23, 2002 in Surprise, Arizona at age 76. He is survived by his loving wife, Clairice Klepsch, three daughters, and four grandchildren. In his honor donations to the National Alzheimer's Association are welcome. 

Valerie Peterson
Passed away December 9, 2001. Beloved daughter of the late Ray Peterson and June Peterson of Casa Grande, Arizona and Northport, Michigan was born in 1946 in Portland, Oregon. In the late 1960s, she left Chicago for California and, for the rest of her life, lived in and around Marin County. She studied picture framing with Frank Denevue and opened her own shop -- Valerie Frames -- on Caledonia Street in Sausalito in 1972. She did custom framing, and her clientele grew with her artisanship; she sent her work all over the country. She began to frame her own photography, which includes notable scenes of Yosemite and the beaches of Northern California. In 1976 she married Peter Litwack of New York City and Mill Valley. Their son Joshua was born in 1977 and daughter Katherine in 1983. When the children were young she was an active mother, volunteering at the Terwilliger Nature Education Center in Tiburon, serving as a Little League Team Parent and as a Girl Scouts Counselor at Camp Two Sentinels on Lake Kirkwood, communicating her love of nature and the outdoors through work with her own and other children. She was a devoted ecologist who enjoyed camping and hiking in the wilderness. Diagnosed with cancer in January, she pursued medical and alternative treatments; she took up rock climbing, taught a summer session of Bible school at St. Andrew's in Marin City, worked for the National Park Service as a docent at Point Bonita Lighthouse on the Headlands and spent four months with family in Michigan and Arizona, but succumbed on December 9, 2001, in Marin General Hospital. The family expresses its sincere appreciation to the staff at the hospital for allowing family and her many friends to participate in her last days. She is survived by her children, Joshua and Katy Litwack of San Rafael and Larkspur; her mother, June Peterson, of Arizona; her sister, Carole Woiwode of North Dakota; her brother, Charles Peterson, of Northport, Michigan; an uncle, Reuben Peterson, of Columbus, Ohio; and cousins, Barbara Westphal and Patricia Black of Kiever, Oregon, and Portland; other aunts and cousins, many nieces and nephews, and many friends. In lieu of flowers, any who wish to contribute to immediate needs of Joshua and Katy Litwack may send donations to the "Valerie Peterson Memorial Fund." Please mail donations to 237 Picnic Avenue #38, San Rafael, CA 94901. A Memorial Service is being held February 9th. Please email: sonofchaos@hotmail. com for information or call 415.456.7993. 

Claudette Dedrick Powell
Departed this life on Wednesday, January 23rd 2002. Claudette was the youngest daughter of the late Howard and Bessie Dedrick, long time residents of Marin City, California. Claudette leaves behind a daughter Karen Younger and granddaughter Giona and a loving husband Rev. Oscar Powell and a host of family and friends. Services will be held Tuesday, January 29th at 11 am at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, Richmond, California 831 South 43rd Street. 

Leroy Kenneth Wilkie
Passed away at home in Paradise, California on January 16, 2002, following a lengthy illness. He was born in San Francisco on July 2, 1928 to Leroy F. and Esther Wilkie. He attended San Rafael schools and Tamalpais High School. He was co-owner and partner in the family business of Minto & Wilkie Insurance Agency, established by his father, Leroy F. Wilkie. He retired to Paradise in 1990. Leroy is survived by his wife of 26 years Joyce, son Mark, sister Lorine Gamlen, nephew, Willian Gamlen and children, stepdaughters Nanette Tofanelli and children, and Deborah Pickett. He enjoyed motorcycle riding and scuba diving with his son Mark, rock collecting, and the ham radio. At his request no memorial services were held. The family suggests donations to a favorite charity, or Butte Home Health and Hospice in Chico, California. 

James S. Miller
Age 65, a resident of Novato and Marin native died after a brief illness on January 19, 2002. He is survived by his childhood friend and loving wife of 11 years, Arlene. He is also survived by three children, daughters Jill McNaughton of Petaluma, Lori Bond of Lake County and son Mike Mann. He leaves his stepsons, Chris, Greg, and Nick Rowan and seven loving grandchildren. He is also survived by one sister, Jacquie White of Shasta Lake. Jim was a descendent of the Marin pioneer family of James Miller - Mary Murphy who settled in Marin in 1846. The colorful history of the Miller family was documented by the I.J. in July of 1971. His entire working career was in transportation, initially with Greyhound, retiring from Golden Gate Transit in 1944. In his retirement he enjoyed travel to Hawaii, Monterey, and the Bodega coast. He was an avid sports fan, especially football. He enjoyed reading and had a passion for hot rods from the 50's. At his request no services will be held. Contributions may be made to West Marin Senior Services in Pt. Reyes. 

In Honor Of The Memory of Stephanie Shone Draper and The Blessed birth of Her Granddaughter Stephanie Eve Livingston, January 4, 2002. 

Raleigh O. Geraghty
Of Mill Valley, passed away January 16, 2002 at the age of 90. He was the beloved husband of the late Miriam and Fern Geraghty, loving godfather of Faye Behrouz, a native of San Francisco, alumnus of the University of California Berkeley. A lifetime student of Irish history and a member of various historical societies in the United States and Ireland. He was a veteran of WWII and a member of the President's Council of Dominican College, San Rafael. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass Tuesday, January 29, 2002 at 11:15 a.m. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 3 Oakdale Ave., Mill Valley. Interment was beside his two wives at Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery, San Rafael. Memorial gifts preferred to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. RUSSELL & GOOCH FUNERAL CHAPEL 271 Miller Ave., Mill Valley 388-1573. 

Joan Marie (Da San Martino) Keefe
Joan Marie Keefe passed away peacefully at Marin General Hospital after a 20 year battle with multiple sclerosis on January 22, 2002. She was surrounded by her loving family. Joan was 67 and a lifelong Marin County resident having graduated from St. Anselms Grammar School, Marin Catholic High School and the College of Marin. She will be missed by her husband of 47 years, Robert; by her three children, Kenneth, Linda Berlinger, Laura Junod; her sister, Irene Miller; her six grandchildren; and all who knew her. A Memorial Mass in her honor will be celebrated at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, January 25, 2002 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Larkspur. Interment will be private. In her memory, donations may be made to the Nazareth House (245 Nova Albion, San Rafael, CA 94903), who provided Joan with tender care for the past two years. 

Charles Kimball Parish
Age 51. Passed away in an auto accident January 22, 2002. He is survived by Carol Parish, 2 daughters, Meghan and Jesse and sisters Lynne Lyon, and Judy Parish. His love for animals was only surpassed by his love for his children. He will be greatly missed by all. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Marin Humane Society. There will be a Service Friday, January 25th at 2 p.m. Keatons Redwood Chapel, Novato. 

Bruna Raffanti
Passed away peacefully at home in San Francisco on January 17, 2002. She was the beloved wife of the late William J. Raffanti, Sr. Mrs. Raffanti is survived by her daughter Pat Newsom of San Anselmo and her son William J. Raffanti, Jr. of San Francisco. She was the loving grandmother of Jennifer L. Newsom, Brennan J. Newsom, Jr., and Eric A. Newsom, and great grandmother of Grace M. Newsom. Mrs. Raffanti was a native of San Francisco and was 90 years old. She and her late husband were original home owners of their home in the Marina. They lived there since 1930. The couple were married for 65 years. Mrs. Raffanti spent many summers in Marin County. She was a former president of Seton Guild at St. Vincent's de Paul Church in San Francisco. Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, January 22, 2002 at 10:30 at St. Anselm's Catholic Church in Ross, California. Interment was at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in San Rafael, California. Memorial gifts to Hospice By The Bay, 1540 Market Street, Suite 350, San Francisco, CA. 94102 or your favorite preferred charity. Monte's Chapel of the Hills Family Owned and Operated San Anselmo, 453-8440. 

Phoebe N. Rook
Age 80. Of San Rafael, passed away January 19, 2002. She is survived by her loving husband Cornelis P. Rook and sister Elsa and her husband Robert Spellman of Pasadena, California. Also by her sister and brother-in-law Dee and Harry Rook of the Netherlands and many nieces and nephews. A special thank you to good friends Sally & Indru Mirchandani for their love and support. Private services were held. Memorial donations may be sent to the Alzheimers Association, North Bay Chapter 4340 Redwood Highway San Rafael, CA. 94903. 

IN MEMORIAM
A Memorial Gathering in Honor of Sam Nelken will be held tomorrow, Saturday, January 26th, at 2 p.m. at UCSF Faculty/Alumni House, 745 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco (parking at UCSF Dental School lot on Kirkham near 5th). For more info., call Melissa Nelken (510-841-4266). 

John Thomas Apostoli
Passed away January 20, 2002 of heart failure. John's parents Emilio and Beatrice entered the United States from Italy in the early 1900's, where they settled in the North Beach district of San Francisco. Following the untimely death of his mother (at age 28), a young John and his siblings were moved into a Catholic orphanage. After completing school, John resided in San Francisco where he was a welder during WWII, at which time he met and married Genevieve Connors. His first child, John, was born in 1940 followed by their daughter, Carol, four years later. In 1954 they moved to Marin County, where he owned and operated The Kentfield Garage for many years, which became a center for hot rod enthusiasts. John became interested in car racing and building hot rods at a very young age. Street racing began on San Francisco's "Great Highway" in the 1930's with Vince Palembino and Andy Boro. John's C-class Ford Coupe racing career began in 1955 out of Vallejo, Half Moon Bay and Vacaville racetracks. John's other passions were swimming Aquatic Park at a young age with the Dolphin Club and continued swimming daily until he reached the age of 89. John's other hobbies included, abalone diving, metal sculpturing, and following professional tennis and boxing. John was preceded in death by his wife Genevieve, his brother Fred Apostoli and sister Vera English. He is survived by his daughter Carol McCarthy of Fairfax, a son John Jr. of Laytonville, a sister May Morris of Cotati, brothers Ben and Ron Apostoli of Sonoma and Marin Counties, five grandchildren and his long-time canine companion "Sadie." Friends are invited to attend the Memorial Mass on Saturday, January 26th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Rita's Catholic Church in Fairfax, California. Inurnment private. Monte's Chapel of the Hills Family Owned and Operated San Anselmo, 453-8440. 

Verna Grace Green
Age 79, peacefully passed away on Monday, January 21, 2002, at her home in Sonoma, surrounded by her loving husband and three caring daughters. She had fought a year-long battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Clarence E. Green of Sonoma, her daughters Linda A. Vincent of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Shelley M. Bianchini of Petaluma, California, and Sherrey E. Rewinkel of Richland, Washington, her sons-in-law Neville J. McDonald, Robert A. Bianchini, and Dennis S. Rewinkel, and her six grandchildren Zachary Vincent; Tony, Joe, and Jenny Bianchini; and Scott and Lindsey Rewinkel. She is also survived by many in-laws, nieces, and nephews. A native of Iowa, she moved to Marin County in 1946. She married and settled with her husband in San Anselmo, where they lived for 33 years and raised their family. During that time, Verna worked as a secretary at Redwood High School. She loved her job and retired after 25 years of dedicated service. Thirteen years ago, Verna and her husband Clarence moved to Sonoma. After her retirement, Verna was an active volunteer for Pets Lifeline in Sonoma. Her first love was always her family and friends, especially cheering on her grandchildren in their many sports events. She also enjoyed bicycling, swimming, and walking; watching her hummingbirds, which she fed for forty years; and traveling with her husband whenever possible. She will be remembered fondly by all who knew her as a thoughtful and kind woman. Friends and family are invited to attend a Memorial Service at Duggan's Mission Chapel, 525 West Napa Street, Sonoma, on Saturday, February 2, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. There will be a private Inurnment at Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery, San Rafael, California. Memorial donations may be made to Pets Lifeline, 19686 Eighth Street East, Sonoma, or the Marin County Hospice, Valley of the Moon Team, 735 Broadway, Sonoma. DUGGAN'S MISSION CHAPEL 525 West Napa Street Sonoma, CA 95476 707-996-3655. 

Joan Marie (Da San Martino) Keefe
Joan Marie Keefe passed away peacefully at Marin General Hospital after a 20 year battle with multiple sclerosis on January 22, 2002. She was surrounded by her loving family. Joan was 67 and a lifelong Marin County resident having graduated from St. Anselms Grammar School, Marin Catholic High School and the College of Marin. She will be missed by her husband of 47 years, Robert; by her three children, Kenneth, Linda Berlinger, Laura Junod; her sister, Irene Miller; her six grandchildren; and all who knew her. A Memorial Mass in her honor will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 25, 2002 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Larkspur. Interment will be private. In her memory, donations may be made to the Nazareth House (245 Nova Albion, San Rafael, CA 94903), who provided Joan with tender care for the past two years. 

Harry Malvin, A Resident of San Rafael
Passed away on January 21, 2002 at Marin General Hospital. He was 93. Mr. Malvin was a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He lived in Florida for ten years before moving to Marin County in 1982. He was a retired Pharmacist, owning his own drugstore in Pittsburgh for 30 years. Mr. Malvin was preceded in death by his wife, Jeannette Malvin, of 58 years. He is survived by his daughter Marcia Sperling and son-in-law Dr. David Sperling of San Rafael; his son Donald Malvin of Canoga Park, California; his four grandchildren, Dr. Robert Sperling, Jocelyn Sperling, Daniel Malvin, and Melisa Malvin; his brother Leonard Malvin and sisters Ann Tabor, Edith Fireman and Marion Pinsker, all of Pittsburgh. Harry was a member of Rodef Sholom, City of Hope and S.I.R.S.. He was an avid golfer and member of Peacock Golf Course. Friends are invited to the Funeral on Sunday, January 27, 2002 at Rodef Sholom, 170 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael, CA at 1:30 PM. The family requests memorial gifts to Marin General Foundation for The Cardiac Unit, P.O. Box 8010, San Rafael, CA 94912 or the charity of your choice. MONTE'S CHAPEL OF THE HILLS Family Owned and Operated San Anselmo, 415-453-8440. 

Dorothy W. Stoufer
Age 71, died peacefully at her home on Friday December 28, 2001, surrounded by her family, after a long ordeal with cancer. She was born on October 29, 1930, in Chicago Illinois. Her love for life was the ocean. She was an avid boater, the Present Commander of the Marin Power Squadron, and the past Commodore of the Sausalito Cruising Club. She bought her boat, "Just Do It" in 1998. Moving to Marin County from Madison, Wisconsin in 1973, she made her home in San Rafael with her loving husband of 42 years, Jack, and their two daughters. Jack died November 5, 1994. She received a BA in Occupational Therapy from the University of Iowa, acting as President of her local Alpha Chi Omega Sorority Alumni. She served as Secretary on the Marin County Grand Jury and as President of the Marin Concert Association. Dorothy is survived by her daughter, Lisa Stoufer of San Rafael, daughter Lorelei Woodford, son-in-law, David, and grandson, Ryan, all of Connecticut. In her honor, there will be a Memorial Service on Saturday, March 23, 2002, at 11 AM. This Service will be held at Marin Power Squadron, 789 North Hamilton Drive, Novato, CA. Donations may be made in her name to The Marin Power Squadron, or Hospice of Marin. 

Robert Elwell Thawley, Sr.
He was born May 8, 1932 in Ketchikan, Alaska, and died suddenly on Friday evening, January 18, 2002. He was surrounded in love by his wife of 45 years, Patricia; sons Robert Jr., Peter and Michael; and daughters-in-law Marian, Liz, and Carla; and a host of friends and family. Bob was a loving and involved grandfather to Kristen, Steven, Aidan and Michaela. He loved the sea and the hills of Marin, loved living well, and relished the simple pleasures of retirement after a distinguished career with Chevron Oil, during which he lived and traveled in New York, Connecticut, Europe, and the Bahamas. Rosary at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, January 24 at Keaton Mortuary, San Rafael, with Viewing from 4-7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be said at St. Anselm Church, San Anselmo on Friday, January 25 at 11:00 a.m., with a Viewing prior to the Mass, 10:00 a.m. to 11 a.m. A Reception will follow; Interment will be private. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation or to Guide Dogs For The Blind. Keaton Mortuary 1022 E Street San Rafael, 415-453-0571. 

Tim E. Blinkinsop
Passed away in Novato, California on January 18, 2002 at age 43. Dearly beloved husband of Cristina Blinkinsop of San Rafael; beloved son of Paul and Sonya Blinkinsop; loving brother of Diane Johnson and her husband Jeryl of South Carolina, Walter Blinkinsop and his wife Miriam of Indiana, Jay Blinkinsop and his wife Cynthia of Washington, Paula Van Roy and her husband Glenn of San Diego, Tom Blinkinsop and his wife Suzanne of Colorado and Sonny Blinkinsop and his wife Carolyn of England. He was a native of Lincoln, Nebraska. Tim was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard for 20 years and a member of the National Strike Team for five years. Tim loved fishing and was an avid outdoorsman. He was giving and kind and, above all, a good husband, son and brother. Private Funeral Services were held at the DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES, Santa Rosa. Private Inurnment. If desired, donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society (for Lung Cancer), 1451 Guerneville Road #200, Santa Rosa, CA 95403. Arrangements under the care of DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY. 

Mary R. Bullock
Passed away on January 13, 2002 at the age of 82. Beloved wife of the late Theodore Roosevelt Bullock, her husband of 47 years preceding her in death in 1994. Loving mother to daughter, Susan B. Ahmadi of San Rafael and son, Richard T. Bullock of Bolinas and Trinity County. Loving grandmother to Shaun S. Ahmadi of the U.S. Air Force, Michael J. Ahmadi, Devon S. Bullock and Jacob Matthews. Loving sister to Catherine Clancy and brother, James Clancy, both of New York. She was born June 6, 1919 in New York. She married her husband "Ted" on August 15, 1946 whom she met in New York while a naval officer in Midshipmen School. She was a long time resident of Marin and San Francisco for 55 years after moving to California from Indiana. She worked at the Veteran's Hospital in San Francisco and was involved as an active member in the community -- CampFire Girl leader, PTA member, Sunny Hills volunteer, Red Cross volunteer at Nike sites, Grace Cathedral School for Boys Thrift Shop, member of St. Francis Yacht Club, and Soccer Mom. Mrs. Bullock had resided at Smith Ranch Homes where her wit, charm and feisty spirit had endeared her to many. Mary loved to travel, to read, football, and the beach. She possessed the ability to make all who met her feel special and comfortable. "Queen Mary" was her special nickname given to her by her nephew, Bob. Family and friends are invited to a Memorial Mass Friday, January 25 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Isabella's Church in Terra Linda at 1 Trinity Way. Interment will be Violett Cemetery in Goshen, Indiana beside her beloved late husband. Keaton Mortuary (415) 453-0571. 

Robert Catallo
Proprietor of Hair-Etc. in Fairfax, passed away on December 31, 2001 due to pancreatic cancer. He was an active member of the community and a well loved son, husband and father. He will be missed. A Memorial Celebration will be January 27, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. at the Log Cabin in San Anselmo. Wear a cowboy hat. Arrangements by Keaton Mortuary-San Rafael. Keaton Mortuary 415-453-0571. 

Marjorie Jane Guerin, April 18, 1916 - January 18, 2002
Marjorie "Jane" Guerin, 85, a homemaker, of San Rafael passed quietly after a brief illness. She was born on April 18, 1916 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and had lived in San Rafael for over 40 years. As a young woman, she was raised and lived in New York City. Throughout her life she spoke of her love of the city and all it had to offer. In addition, she lived in Jacksonville, Florida for almost 20 years. She was devoted to her family and was known for her wit, sense of humor and clarity of thinking. She enjoyed reading, watching tennis and spending time at her home. Loving mother of Diane of San Rafael, Gerald and his wife Carol of Petaluma, Paul and his wife Debra of Novato and Robert and his wife Connie of Monterey. She leaves a sister, Grace Redlund of Bricktown, New Jersey as well as four grandchildren, one great grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews. Her loving husband of 56 years, Gerry, died in January of 1999. A Mass will be celebrated at St. Isabella's Parish in Terra Linda on Saturday, January 26, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. The family suggests that any memorial contributions be sent to a favorite charity.


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