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Gregory Allen Dunn
Died November 15, 2001, at age 83. Gregory is survived by his wife, Marian and many relatives. Born in St. Louis, a graduate of the University of Missouri. Decorated Veteran of WW II and Korean War. Long time Field Representative of CSEA. Funeral Services were held in Sacramento, California. 

Robert C. Johnson Passed away at Marin General Hospital on November 24, 2001 at age 73. He was the loving husband of Mary P. Johnson of Corte Madera and brother of Jeanette Hansen of San Francisco. Mr. Johnson was a native of Aurora, Illinois, retired employee of Cal Trans, and a member of SIRS Branch #22, and married for 40 years. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass Monday, December 3, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Patrick's Church, 114 King Street, Larkspur. Memorial Gifts preferred to St. Patrick's School or St. Patrick's Helping Hand, 114 King Street, Larkspur, CA 94939. RUSSELL & GOOCH FUNERAL CHAPEL 270 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley 415-388-1573 

Jesse O. Linzer
Passed away in San Rafael on November 28, 2001 at age 85. Beloved husband of the late Lee A. Linzer, loving father of Jeffrey Linzer, M.D. and father-in-law of Claudine Linzer of Decatur, Georgia, dear grandfather of Jeffrey, II, Jacquelyn Jennifer, and Aaron Linzer. He was a native of Indiana, retired owner of Linzer Jewelry Manufacturing Co. in San Francisco, a member of Lebanon Pacific Lodge #136 F. & A. M. of S.F., Scottish Rite #32 Degree Masons, Elk's Lodge #3 of S.F., World Trade Club, and an officer for the S.E.I.U. Pension Fund in Washington, D.C. Friends are invited to attend Funeral Services Friday (TODAY), November 30, 2001 at 4:00 p.m. at RUSSELL & GOOCH FUNERAL CHAPEL, 270 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts preferred to the Sloan Kettering Hospital, New York or Emergency Center Fund Egleston Children's Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia 30322. RUSSELL & GOOCH FUNERAL CHAPEL 415-388-1573 

Ruth Stretch McGaff
Age 84, passed away in Novato on November 24, 2001. Born in San Francisco, she attended school in San Joaquin County, moved back to San Francisco, where she and her first husband, John Mountz served as Air Raid Wardens during World War II. She raised her family in San Anselmo and then moved to San Mateo County in 1963, where she worked for the elderly as a senior citizens eligibility worker for the County of San Mateo until retirement in 1978. She enjoyed working crossword puzzles and finding unsuspecting opponents to play gin rummy. She fought a 16 year battle with cancer. Her second husband, Thomas J. McGaff and son, William John Mountz, predeceased her. She will be sorely missed by her daughters, Donna Harris, Judith Kress and Linda Bonadeo, four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. A private Memorial Service will be held at a later date. The family requests memorial donations to Guide Dogs for the Blind, 350 Los Ranchitos Road, San Rafael, CA 94903. 

Peter De La Cruz
Went home to be with the Lord November 23, 2001 after a lengthy battle with diabetes. He was 58 years old. Peter was born in Brooklyn, New York, but spent the majority of his life on the West Coast. Peter very much enjoyed his job as an owner/operator for Yellow Cab, San Francisco for many years until he became unable to continue working. His sharp wit and insight and caring and generous spirit will be missed by all those who had the opportunity to know him. His father was Mariano De La Cruz. His mother, Hipolita De La Cruz, has gone on before him. He is survived by his five children: Melissa, Corey, Adriana, Casondra and Mario.He is also survived by his dear sister Elma Lopez and special friends. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service, Saturday, December 1, 2001 at 2:30 p.m. at Christ Church North Bay, 6965 Redwood Blvd., Novato, CA. 

David Roark
Died of a heart attack at age 52 on November 20th, 2001 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Stockton, California. He was born on December 2, 1948 in Kentucky; he was formerly of Marin County; and attended Terra Linda High School. His residence for the past five years was Stockton, California. Most recently, Mr. Roark worked as a realtor with REMAX; formerly, he was a Commercial Fisherman, Tug Boat Captain, Carpenter, and Avid Golfer. In the Army. he served in Vietnam as Sargeant and Decorated at age 20. He held memberships in the United States Golf Association and the Central Valley Association of Realtors. Mr. Roark is survived by his wife, Nancy and his mother, Ethel, both of Stockton. A Memorial Service will be held at Noon, Friday, November 30th at Stockton Police Officers Association, Bldg 217A, Rough & Ready Island, Stockton, California. 

Josephine R. Ticoulet
Passed away peacefully in her sleep on November 27, 2001 at Smith Ranch Care Center at the age of 87. She resided at Smith Ranch Care Center for the last three years, except for a recent six month stay with her daughter and son-in-law, Yvonne and Mike Guenza. She was the daughter of the late Carmela and Vincent Pensabene, and a native of Sausalito, California. Edwin Ticoulet, her husband of 64 years, died in 1998. After they married they lived in San Francisco, Sausalito and then Corte Madera for 45 years. She was a member of Saint Patricks Church. Her hobbies were gardening, crocheting afghans for her grandchildren, cooking many Sunday meals for her family and friends, and she made a "MEAN" crab cioppino! She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Yvonne and Mike Guenza of Terra Linda and her son and daughter-in-law, Edwin and Lana Ticoulet, Jr. of Mountain View. She is also survived by nine grandchildren: Kathy Powers, Steve Guenza, Debbie Given, Cheryl Theberge, Elaine Curreri, and Vincent, Brian, Janine and Michael Ticoulet. She is also survived by 11 great grandchildren: Rachel, Shauna and Adam Powers, Anthony and Christopher Guenza, Katie and Michael Given, Joseph Theberge, Jenna and Nicole Curreri and Johnny Ticoulet. Friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass on Friday, November 30 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patricks Church, Larkspur. A Vigil will be held Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at the mortuary. Entombment will be at Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery. Friends may call after 11:00 a.m. Thursday for visitation. Contributions may be made to the Diabetes Foundation or Guide Dogs for the Blind. KEATON'S MORTUARY 415-453-0571 

Virginia Dawn Vetter
Died in her sleep on Thursday, November 22, 2001 in San Pablo, California. Her daughter, Jackie Willis of Pinole, was at her side and her other daughter, Bobbie Fite of Rancho Murieta, was nearby. Dawn is also survived by son-in-law Bill Willis; grandchildren Beth, Kathy, and Billy; brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Reuline Stansell; sister, Aldine Hulsey; and a large extended family in Texas. Dawn was born in Killeen, Texas on June 14, 1922. She was the second youngest child of Robert and Fern Stansell, and had two brothers, Ford and Joe, and three sisters, Doris, Dorothy, and Aldine. In 1948, she married Dr. Roland Vetter. They had two daughters. In 1956, the family moved to California and settled in Novato, where Dawn served as her husband's veterinary assistant and used her talents as artist and seamstress to support community and church activities, as well as the family. In the early 60's, she went to work as a library assistant for the Novato School District. Later, she became a secretary at an insurance firm and her last job was with Commerce Clearing House. She retired in 1984. Her joys throughout her life included spending time in person or on the phone with family and friends, painting, gardening, and driving the back roads of Marin and beyond. These activities sustained her after "Vet" died in 1987 and when she moved from her home of 42 years to a senior apartment complex in Pinole. Her ready smile and sense of humor made friends of her new neighbors, even when her worsening emphysema made it difficult for her to participate in activities. She will be deeply missed by friends and family alike. A Memorial Service will be held at Bay Park Retirement Residence, 2621 Appian Way in Pinole on Saturday, December 1st, at 2:00 in the afternoon. In lieu of flowers, the family requests Memorial Donations be made in Dawn's name to the American Lung Association. Wilson & Kratzer Mortuaries Chapel of the Mission Bells, San Pablo 510-232-6552 

Charles Stuart West
Age 89, an Oregon native who operated the West Distributing Company of San Rafael died Friday, November 23, 2001 at Chancellor Place in Windsor, California. Mr. West attended Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. He lived for many years in San Rafael, California and moved to Healdsburg in 1982. He moved to Windsor in April of this year. Mr. West enjoyed creating hybrid begonias and roses. He had been a member of Toastmasters International where he won many regional awards. Mr. West was an avid fisherman, traveler and an excellent cook. His wife of 45 years, the former Janet Weil, died in 1981. Survivors include two daughters, Pamela Hahn of Mendocino, California and Priscilla Chamlee of Warrenton, Virginia and their spouses; five grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. 

Helen Margaret Almada
Longtime resident of Novato, died November 21, 2001. Helen, the youngest of six children, was born on a dairy ranch in the Lakeville area of Petaluma on March 1, 1918, to parents Manuel and Mary Agnes (deBorba) Almada now deceased. After the death of her father, Helen, as an infant, moved to Novato with her mother and siblings. She attended grammar school in Novato and graduated from San Rafael High School in 1936. During WWII, Helen worked at the Mare Island Shipyard and later for Simmons Mattress Company in San Francisco. She enjoyed traveling with the Novato Seniors to various California locations, as well as Las Vegas, Nevada. She loved parties, and most recently, the celebration of brother Tony's 90th birthday which brought all family members together in Mill Valley on September 9th, 2001. On Helen's 83rd birthday, March 1, 2001, her family gathered to celebrate at the Hilltop Restaurant in Novato. Helen and her older sister, Clara, attended church regularly at Our Lady of Loretto Catholic Church. Many occasions brought smiles to Helen's face, the most recent being photographed with her great grandniece, MaryAnn Olivia Champion, born October 29th, 2001. Helen was a descendant of early pioneers, Antonio and Anna deBorba, who settled first in Lucas Valley and then Deer Island in Novato. Helen is predeceased by oldest sister Mary (Almada) Souza and oldest brother Manuel Almada. She is survived by her older brothers, Joaquin (Stella) and Tony Almada and older sister, Clara (Almada) MacAulay, as well as sister-in-law Mrs. Manuel (Bernice) Almada. She leaves numerous nieces, nephews, grandnephews, grandnieces, as well as three great grandnephews and one great grandniece. Friends are invited to visit at Keaton's Redwood Chapel, 1801 Novato Blvd., Novato on Wednesday, November 28th from 5-8 p.m., with a Vigil being recited at 7:30 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, November 29th at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Loretto Catholic Church, 1806 Novato Blvd., Novato. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Petaluma. Memorial Contributions preferred to the Heart Association, American Cancer Society, or to a charity of your choice. Keaton's Redwood Chapel 415-897-1151. 

Gladys E. Carr
A former resident of Aptos, Santa Cruz County, died November 21, 2001 at Marin General Hospital after a short illness. She was born on a ranch on Howell Mountain, Napa County in 1907 and grew up in San Francisco. She moved to San Rafael a year and a half ago to be closer to family. Her husband, John I. Carr, preceded her in death. She leaves two daughters, Joan Olsson of San Anselmo and Judith Iverson of Burlingame, five grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Private family services. 

Elaine C. Crank
Passed away at her Novato home on November 19, 2001 after a 15 month battle with cancer. She recently celebrated her 87th birthday, having been born November 4th, 1914 in Stephenville, Texas. She was the loving wife of the late Jim Crank, having waited 30 years to once again be together. For 50 years, while living in her Novato home, she dedicated herself to her family, after working for the phone company during WWII. She was loved by all who knew her. She is survived by her son Tom Crank, her grandchildren Elaine Crank Bertacco, Brian Crank, and Step-granddaughter Cherie Chestnut, her sister Pauline Ehret and Brother R.B. "Tex" Barron, and countless Nieces and Nephews, and was loved by her Daughter-in-Law Laurie Chestnut and Ex-daughter-in-Law Katy Crank. Private services were held Tuesday, November 27, 2001 at Valley Memorial Park in Novato, California. Donations may be made in her memory to Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Ave., Corte Madera, CA 94925. Keaton's Redwood Chapel 415-897-1151. 

John Frank
Of Sonoma died suddenly on 11/21/01 in Kelseyville, CA. He was 32. John is survived by his brothers Geoffrey and Paul Frank of Novato, Mike Stone of Sonoma and Gene Frank of San Rafael; sisters-in-law Judy Frank and Carol Stone; nephews Rob and Scott Frank, and Brett Stone; nieces Lindsey and Stacey Stone, and many aunts, uncles, cousins and many close friends and colleagues. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 1st at 3:00 p.m. at the First Congregational Church on Sapin St. in Sonoma. The family asks that donations be made to MADD in John's name. 

Sidney S. Graham
Sidney Graham passed away in Sacramento, California on November 25, 2001. She is the wife of Michael Graham of Petaluma, loving mother of Deirdre Graham of Redwood City, California, Leslie Scrivner of Lakewood, Colorado, and Christopher Graham of Sacramento, California. Grandmother of Payton and McKenzie Scrivner of Lakewood, Colorado. Loving daughter of Ruth and the late Robert Hume of Oklahoma. Mother-in-law of Dominic Scrivner. Sister of Anthony Hume and the late Richard Hume. Sister-in-law of Pepper and Linda Hume. Aunt to numerous nieces. Those who knew Sidney will remember her as nurturing, compassionate and possessing only the highest regard for the welfare and comfort of those around her. Her life was marked by unlimited generosity and support for others, a sentiment that continued after her untimely death in the donation of her organs. Friends and family are invited to attend a Memorial Mass at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church on Thursday, November 29, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. Under the direction of PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY, Magnolia Avenue and Keokuk Street, Petaluma, California. 

Geraldine J. "Gigi" Mettier In Healdsburg, November 26, 2001. Beloved wife of the Henry K. Mettier. Loving mother of Connie Marie Mettier and Henry K. Mettier Jr.. An alumna of Stanford University, Class of '51. A member of the Stanford University Women's Club, San Francisco Yacht Club and the St. Francis Yacht Club. Private interment Cypress Lawn Memorial Park. McAVOY O'HARA CO. 

Robert Paul Pitchford
Passed away suddenly on November 24, 2001. He was born in San Diego, California on March 27, 1925. At the age of two, he moved with his family to Pt. Reyes Station, Marin County where he grew up and lived for 34 years. During that time, he served in the Navy from 1942 to 1946. Then married his beloved wife, Patricia A., and together had three children. In 1961, the family moved to Novato and lived there for 20 years. Bob and his wife then moved to Windsor, Sonoma County where he retired in 1985 from working as a Glazier in Marin County for 34 years. He worked for the Healdsburg Post Office as a temporary Relief Rural Carrier for another five years. Bob was one of Jehovah's Witnesses for 43 years. He spent much of his time doing volunteer work that included teaching the Bible to interested people. He also loved working in his vegetable garden and planting trees in his yard, along with other yard projects. He had an earthly hope to be resurrected on earth in Jehovah's due time. He based his belief on Revelations 21:4. Bob was a joy and delight to all who knew him and loved him. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Patricia A. Pitchford, son Robert J. Pitchford, two daughters Catherine D. Bancroft and Christine A. McKean, seven grandchildren, three great grandchildren and his loving sister, Mary C. Powell and her husband RT. Col. U.S. Army, Richard L. Powell. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2001 at 6:30 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 10180 Starr Road, Windsor, California. Private Inurnment. Arrangements under the care of the DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES, Santa Rosa, California. 

Josephine R. Ticoulet
Passed away peacefully in her sleep on November 27, 2001 at Smith Ranch Care Center at the age of 87. She resided at Smith Ranch Care Center for the last three years, except for a recent six month stay with her daughter and son-in-law, Yvonne and Mike Guenza. She was the daughter of the late Carmela and Vincent Pensabene, and a native of Sausalito, California. Edwin Ticoulet, her husband of 64 years, died in 1998. After they married they lived in San Francisco, Sausalito and then Corte Madera for 45 years. She was a member of Saint Patricks Church. Her hobbies were gardening, crocheting afghans for her grandchildren, cooking many Sunday meals for her family and friends, and she made a "MEAN" crab cioppino! She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Yvonne and Mike Guenza of Terra Linda and her son and daughter-in-law, Edwin and Lana Ticoulet, Jr. of Mountain View. She is also survived by nine grandchildren: Kathy Powers, Steve Guenza, Debbie Given, Cheryl Theberge, Elaine Curreri, and Vincent, Brian, Janine and Michael Ticoulet. She is also survived by 11 great grandchildren: Rachel, Shauna and Adam Powers, Anthony and Christopher Guenza, Katie and Michael Given, Joseph Theberge, Jenna and Nicole Curreri and Johnny Ticoulet. Friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass on Friday, November 30 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patricks Church, Larkspur. A Vigil will be held Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at the mortuary. Entombment will be at Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery. Friends may call after 11:00 a.m. Thursday for visitation. Contributions may be made to the Diabetes Foundation or Guide Dogs for the Blind. KEATON'S MORTUARY 415-453-0571 

Anthony Barkovich
Anthony Barkovich, a resident of Corte Madera for nearly 40 years, passed away on Friday, November 23, 2001 in San Rafael. He was born on December 7, 1917 in Marianna, Pennsylvania. After graduating from high school in McDonald, Ohio in 1934, he worked for Carnegie Steel until enlisting in the Army at the outbreak of World War II. During the war, he served in the Army Air Corps, attended Officers' Candidate School and served in the Philippines. While attending the Defense Language Institute in Monterey in 1949, he married Mickey Donner. His 28 year career in the Army included tours in the Arctic, Japan, Yugoslavia, France and Vietnam. After retiring from the military, he worked at Pacific Dental Labs and Synoptic Systems for 13 years, retiring in 1986. In retirement, he pursued wide-ranging interests, including gardening, home improvement projects, the history of Eastern Europe and languages, until suffering several strokes in 1996. Mr. Barkovich is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mickey, of Corte Madera, daughter Barbara of San Rafael, sons Jim of Mill Valley and Bob of Los Angeles, and three grandsons. 

Julian Frederick Cantua Jr.
Passed away October 18, 2001 in Stockton at the age of 52. He was born, raised and educated in Marin County. He graduated from San Rafael High School. Julian was called "Fred" by his family and friends. He moved to Stockton and worked for Chat Communications for many years. Fred is survived by his father, Julian F. Cantua Sr. of Stockton; mother, June Malone of Florida; and his significant other, Nancy Field of Stockton. Also by aunts and uncles, Beatrice Turner, Dudley and Roberta Cantua, Corinne and Merl Winter, Dorothy Morgan, Annabelle and Mel Pearce, William and Nancy Cantua, Juliet, Peter and Richard Cantua. Uncles, Robert and Avel R. Cantua Jr. and cousin, Avel R. Cantua III preceded him in death. Fred also had 33 cousins who all miss him dearly. Fred, being an early California descendent was interred at the Family Spanish Plot at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Oakland, California on October 25, 2001. 

John William "Jack" Flaherty
Died November 24, 2001, at Marin Convalescent Hospital in Tiburon, after a long illness. He was 47 years old. Friends may call for visitation on Thursday, November 29 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Russell and Gooch Funeral Chapel, 270 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley. A funeral mass will be held on Friday, November 30 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Hilary Church, 761 Hilary Drive, with a reception to follow at 18 Turtle Rock Court in Tiburon. Mr. Flaherty was born in Brighton, Massachusetts on January 20, 1954, and graduated from Lexington High School in 1972, and from Cornell University in 1976. He moved with his wife Alice to northern California in 1980, residing in Tiburon since 1983. He operated his own painting business in Marin County. A life-long athlete and father of three boys, he was known in southern Marin throughout the 1990s as a skilled coach for both the Tiburon Peninsula Little League and the St. Hilary CYO Basketball program. Mr. Flaherty is survived by his wife of 25 years, Alice Flaherty of Tiburon, and three sons, Conor, 14, Matthew, 12, and James (Jay), 10. He was a loving and caring father and husband. He is also survived by his mother, Claire Flaherty of Massachusetts; two brothers, Frank Flaherty of Massachusetts and Paul Flaherty of New Hampshire; two sisters, Therese Flaherty of New Jersey and Katherine Flaherty of Massachusetts; and many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Flaherty Family Trust, 24 Professional Center Parkway, Suite 130, San Rafael, California, 94903. 

Kathryn M. "Kate" (Garber) Flora
Lincoln, Rhode Island - "Kate" (Garber) Flora, 41, of Timberland Drive, formerly of Novato, California, died Sunday, November 18, 2001 at home. She was the wife of Michael C. Flora. Born February 25, 1960 in Boston, Massachusetts, a daughter of Suzanne (May) Garber of Wilbraham, Massachusetts and the late Angus Garber, she had lived in Novato, California for 20 years before moving to Lincoln, Rhode Island two years ago. Mrs. Flora was a corporate underwriter for Amica Insurance Company in San Rafael, California for ten years before working in their home office in Lincoln, Rhode Island for the past two years. She was a 1982 graduate of Western New England College. Besides her husband and mother, she is survived by two sons, Austin M. Flora and Matthew E. Flora, both at home in Lincoln, Rhode Island; two brothers, Gregory Garber of Cheshire, Connecticut and John Garber of Suffield, Connecticut; and several nieces and nephews. A Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving was held Sunday, November 25th at 11:30 a.m. at Bellows-Falso Funeral Chapel, 160 River Road, Lincoln, Rhode Island. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory to Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215 would be appreciated. For Directions and Guest Book, please visit www.legacy.com. 

Earl Graham Marshall
Passed away November 23rd, 3 p.m., 2001 in Novato, California. He was born January 14, 1918 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and was the youngest of seven children. During World War II, after training on Treasure Island, he served as a Fire Control Radar Instructor at the Navy Pier in Chicago, where he taught until the War's end in 1945. He and his wife, Isabelle moved to Novato 49 years ago to raise their family. During that time, Earl was a member of the Novato United School District Board of Education, the Marin County Board of Education and the Marin County Grand Jury. He was also Past Master of San Francisco Lodge F&AM, Past Patron of the Marin Chapter OES and former Grand Chaplain of the State of California OES. Earl was an Engineer for PT&T and retired after 39 years. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Isabelle, their four children Christine, Bill, Kim and Graham and four grandsons. Memorial Services will be held November 30th, 2 p.m. at Keaton's Redwood Chapel of Marin, 1801 Novato Blvd., Novato, California. If you would like to make a Memorial Contribution, please contribute to your favorite charity in his name. KEATON'S REDWOOD CHAPEL 415-897-1151. 

Alice Patricia Ravani
Died in Santa Rosa, California Sunday, November 18, 2001 at age 86 years. Beloved wife of the late Leonard J. Ravani. Loving mother of Gary Ravani and wife Paula, and Daryl Ravani and wife Gabriella. Adored grandmother of Matthew, Andrew, Alison and Dara. Mrs. Ravani was a native of San Francisco and a Greenbrae resident for 45 years. Friends and family are invited to attend a Memorial Mass Saturday, December 15, 2001 at 11 a.m. at St. Sebastian's Church, 373 Bon Air Road, Greenbrae. Private Interment. Arrangements under the Direction of ADOBE CREEK FUNERAL HOME, 331 Lakeville Street, Petaluma, California. CHEDA & LYONS 707-789-9000. 

Stanley P. Domeier
Passed away peacefully on November 20th, 2001. He was born on July 25, 1920 in New Ulm, Minnesota. He served in the Armed Forces for over 23 years and retired a Lt. Colonel from the Air Force. He then continued working for the Civil Service for many years as housing manager of Hamilton AFB. He enjoyed reading and was an active participant for the Hamilton AFB Credit Union and the Sirs. He was a devoted husband of 55 years to wife Imelda, who made their home in Novato since 1960. He will be remembered by his daughters Linda Domeier of Danville, Barbara Buckley and her husband John of Novato, and his son David J. Domeier and his wife Sue, along with grandchildren Stephen and Jennifer of Walnut Creek. He will also be remembered by his younger brothers and sisters Jim, Stacy, Bette, Ruth, Robert, Tom, and Charles, all from Minnesota. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Tuesday November 27, 2001, 11 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 1000 Cambridge St. Novato. Keaton's Redwood Chapel (415) 897-1151. 

Sam Nelken
A psychiatrist and longtime member of the clinical faculty at UCSF's Langley Porter Neuropsychiatric Institute, died November 13, 2001 at the age of 88. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Dr. Nelken attended medical school at Louisiana State University and practiced psychiatry in New Orleans until 1951, when he moved to the Bay Area. A resident of Marin for some time, he was in private practice in San Francisco until his retirement in 1997. In the course of his life, he was also an avid dancer, photographer, woodworker, beekeeper, beer brewer and deer hunter. He is survived by two sisters, Cecile McCann of Kensington and Lee Robins of St. Louis, Missouri; a stepbrother, Alex Bernhard of Boston, Massachusetts; three children, Michael Nelken of New Haven, Connecticut, Melissa Nelken of Berkeley, and William Nelken of San Rafael; 12 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and many nieces and nephews. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Southern Poverty Law Center, to KQED public television, or to the Nature Conservancy. A Memorial Service will be held in the near future. 

Andrew Medvic
Passed away quietly away quietly, Sunday morning November 18, 2001. He was 86. Andy had been a resident of San Rafael and a member of St. Raphael's Catholic Church since 1948. He is survived by his wife Ethel and sons, Edward and Stephen. Any contributions in his memory should be made to St. Vincent de Paul Dining Room in San Rafael. 

Gary E. Miller
Passed away in his home in Petaluma, November 18, 2001, at the age of 53 years old. He is survived by his wife, Pam, and daughter, Monea. Son of Gerry Robinson, brother of Jack Miller, Chris Lewin, Rene Miller, Leonard Miller and Tim Miller. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Gary graduated from Novato High School and graduated first in his class from the Maritime Academy. Gary was an employee of P.G. & E for 30 years. He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. He was loved by everyone whom he knew and will be missed deeply. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service, Monday, November 26, 2001 at 7:00 p.m. at the PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY, Magnolia Avenue and Keokuk Street, Petaluma, CA. The family prefers memorials be made to any wildlife organization or to your favorite charity. 

Margaret Kirby
Died on Wednesday, November 21, 2001, at the age of 83. Margaret was the daughter of Frederick and Mildred Schwab of Pacific Grove, California. She was born on October 24, 1918, and is survived by her husband of 65 years, Col. Frank E. Kirby (Ret.) of Novato, her brothers Richard Schwab of Sequim, Washington, and Donald Schwab of Las Vegas, Nevada, sister Kathleen Lewis of Seaside, California, her children Frank Kirby, Jr. of Monument, Colorado, Carol Jacinto of Springfield, Virginia, and Nansi Nuss of Phoenix, Arizona, six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Margaret traveled extensively across the United States and around the world with her husband during his Air Force career, and lived in Novato for the past 36 years. At the end of WWII she took her children with her on the first boatload of dependants to join her husband in Okinawa. Living in a corrugated metal Quonset hut under primitive conditions, Margaret became adept at steering her assigned jeep along muddy tracks and around still fresh bomb craters. In later years Margaret got to enjoy her passions for playing bridge, making hook rugs for family and friends, and signing out BINGO to win still another jackpot. She also passed on her love for the opera to her children and grandchildren. Friends are invited to attend a service to celebrate Margaret's life at 2:00 PM, Tuesday. November 27, 2001, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 787 Kendon Lane, Novato. Contributions in lieu of flowers may be sent to the Novato Ward Relief Society, 1948 Indian Valley Road, Novato, CA 94947. 

Regina “Reggie” Waldon
Reggie passed away peacefully at the age of 93 on November 17, 2001, after a long life filled with adventure. She was born and raised in San Francisco, and lived most of her adult life in San Anselmo. For many years, Reggie was a Realtor in San Rafael, operating her own Real Estate company, but her lifelong passion was acting. She began acting in grade school, and never stopped. She was active for many years in local theater groups, including the Ross Valley Players, before beginning to act professionally in the 1960’s. She had roles in many movies and television shows filmed in Northern California, as well as numerous commercials and print ads. She was a national Board Member of the Screen Actor’s Guild for 12 years before being elected as President of the San Francisco Chapter of the Guild. Reggie was an avid horsewoman, and, along with her husband Bill, was active in the Mounted Sheriff’s Posse of Marin County. She and Bill loved the hills and coasts of Marin and would spend hours riding their horses in the beautiful outdoor spaces of the county. She was preceded in death by her husband, and is survived by daughters Margaret Sargent and Patricia Haight, stepdaughter Patricia Longenecker, and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Sunday, November 25, 2001 at 2:00 p.m at the Aldersly Retirement Center Hendrix Hall, 326 Mission Ave., San Rafael. 

Florence Herzog Woltmann
Born February 3, 1902 in rural Nokomis, Illinois and passed away at Greenbrae Care Center November 16, 2001. Florence taught school in Nokomis, married Carl Woltmann in 1929, and worked in the governor's office in Springfield, Illinois after Carl died in 1951. Florence was admired for her independent spirit. In 1956, Florence adventurously moved to Mill Valley, California, and quickly grew to love her adopted state. Although Florence traveled to many countries over the years, she was the happiest when she was in her home perched on a hill with a view of San Francisco across the Bay. Florence had nieces and nephews whom she loved, and her love was returned many-fold. She leaves many friends, including those at Peace Lutheran Church, Mill Valley where she was a charter member. Anyone wishing to make a (tax-deductible) contribution in Florence's memory should please send a check to Peace Lutheran Church, 205 Tennessee Valley Road, Mill Valley, California, 94941, with a notation that it is in honor of Florence Woltmann. RUSSELL & GOOCH FUNERAL CHAPEL 270 Miller Ave., Mill Valley 415-388-1573. 

Richard Giudici
Entered into rest on Monday, November 19, 2001 at Hayward Convalescent Hospital at age 71. Born January 8, 1930 in San Rafael, California. A 45 year resident of Fremont. He was an Educator for 30 years. Richard started his career at Washington High School, helped open James Logan High School, and retired from Irvington High School. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Beloved husband of 50 years to Eldean Giudici of Fremont. Loving father and father-in-law to Joanne and Jeff Conklin of Maryland and Steve Giudici and his fiancee Sandra Kelly of Stockton. Dear brother to Charles Giudici Jr. of San Rafael. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends may visit with family Friday, November 23, 2001 6-8 p.m. at Fremont Memorial Chapel. A Chapel Service will be held Saturday 11:00 a.m. at the mortuary, 3723 Peralta Blvd. Private Burial will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 2065 W. El Camino Real, Suite C, Mountain View, CA 94040-2217. Fremont Memorial Chapel Your Golden Rule Funeral Home 510-793-8900 www.legacy.com. 

Antonio "Tony" Paoli
Passed away on November 21, 2001 in San Rafael, Calif. He is survived by his wife Florence Paoli; his daughter Maria (Daniel) Quinones of San Rafael; his son Robert (Sarah) Paoli of Novato; brother David Paoli of San Francisco; two sisters Mariella Bianchi and Rita Paoli, both of Lucca, Italy; also survived by two granddaughters Anamaria Quinones and Kellie Ann Paoli. Mr. Paoli was a native of Lucca, Italy. Antonio and Florence were owners of Paoli Meats, Inc. in the Cove Shopping Center in Tiburon for 18 years. He was a member of Butchers Union Local #101, Club Italia, I.C.F. Branch 161, and various hunting clubs. A Vigil Service will be held Saturday, November 24, 2001 at 10:00 AM at Monte's Chapel of the Hills, 330 Redhill Avenue, San Anselmo, CA. Friends may call for Visitation at the funeral home after 9:00 AM Saturday. In lieu of flowers, donations may go to Guide Dogs for the Blind, 350 Los Ranchitos Road, San Rafael, California. MONTE'S CHAPEL OF THE HILLS FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED San Anselmo 453-8440.


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