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Gordon Kenneth Blom
Gordon K. Blom, a 47-year resident of Marin County, passed away in Santa Rosa on January 14, 2002 at age 81 years. Loving father of Ken Blom and his wife, Carolyn of Petaluma, California and Linda Nichols and her husband, Bob of Granite Bay, California. Grandfather of Suzanne, Stephanie, Jeffrey, Christopher, and Alison. Great- grandfather of four. Mr. Blom was born and reared in Marin County. He attended San Rafael High School, graduating in 1939. A veteran of World War II, he served in the United States Navy from 1942-1945. Mr. Blom was one of the original "cable splicers" that built the submarine nets in San Francisco during WWII. Mr. Blom was an outdoors enthusiast, who loved fishing and hunting. He was a member of the Moose Lodge of Redding and a volunteer with the Redding Police Department. Friends and family are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Friday, January 18, 2002 at 2:00 P.M. at the PARENT- SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY, Magnolia Avenue and Keokuk Street, Petaluma, CA. 

Robert L. Casassa
Robert (Bob) Casassa passed away on January 14, 2002 from a stroke following a lengthy illness. He was 73 years old. Born in San Rafael, he was the retired co-owner of Marin Cleaners, a family business he ran with his brother. Robert was married to Rosalie, deceased, with whom he had his family, and then to Edith, also deceased. Robert is survived by a brother, Ronald, of San Francisco; loving father of sons William and his wife Debbie of Novato; Gary and his wife Maureen of San Rafael; and a daughter Donna and her husband Cullen of Sarasota, Florida. His seven grandchildren, Marc, David, Allison, Jaime, Lindsey, Erin and Bobby, and one great grandchild, Griffin, also survive him. Robert was raised in Sonoma and San Francisco. He moved to Marin in 1952. He retired to Windsor in 1994. He was a member of the San Rafael Jaycees, the St. Vincents' Godfathers club and the California Dry Cleaners Association. His hobbies included golf, horse racing, and he was a lifelong 49er season ticket holder. All of his friends are invited to a Memorial Service Saturday, January 19, at Keaton's Mortuary in San Rafael at 2 o'clock. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, that charitable contributions be made to the Marin Alzheimers Association. KEATON MORTUARY 1022 E Street, San Rafael 415-453-0571. 

Doris Bernice Austin Emerson, January 25, 1908 ­ December 19, 2001
Doris Emerson, a lifelong resident of San Rafael, died on Wednesday, December 19, at Smith Ranch Care Center in San Rafael. She was 93. A native of San Rafael, Doris contributed generously to the community. As a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in San Rafael, she served in the Altar Guild and St. Anne's Guild. The Gray Ladies (auxiliary of the Red Cross) honored her for her outstanding leadership and services during and following World War II. The Family Service League, Women's Improvement Club, Sunny Hills (Bargain Box Thrift Store, and Grape Festival) also benefited greatly from her volunteer efforts. Membership in the Art and Garden Center Garden Club in Ross was another of her many interests. She is survived by a son, Douglas Emerson of San Anselmo; and two grandchildren. Her husband, Cliff Emerson, died in 1983. A private memorial service was held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in San Rafael. 

Kay Warner Monroe-Farrell, September 2, 1945 - January 14, 2002
A loving and devoted mother, grandmother, wife and friend, Kay celebrated every day of her life. She is survived by her family, husband, Harry; mother, Anna; her siblings: Marvin, Max, Doyle and Carolyn; her four children: Mike (Maribel), Michele (Kevin); Marci (Brian) and Mark; her stepchildren: Ellen and David; and her four beloved grandchildren: Taylor, Cameron, Rilee and Emily. Kay had many successes in her life, including her career achievements as a first grade teacher in Beaverton, Oregon and later as a VP at West America Bank in San Rafael, California. She treasured her friendships, the outdoors, travel and poetry, but her biggest joy in life was her family. Kay loved life to its fullest and only wished the journey could have lasted longer. Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of Kay's life on Saturday, January 19th from 1-4 p.m. at the Farrell resident, 91 Stanford Way, Sausalito. Remembrances to your favorite charity or Commonweal, a cancer retreat center, P.O. Box 316, Bolinas, CA 94924. 

Laura Leslie Pettijohn
Passed away at her home on January 11, 2002 of natural causes at the age of 80 years young. Born in San Francisco, California, she lived in Marin most of her life. She enjoyed gardening and had a love for animals and birds. She was a licensed Cosmetologist, and had worked as a Welder during WWII. She was an Office Supervisor at Met Life; drove a truck and hauled mud for the family business "Pettijohn Construction", as well as being Accountant for the business. Devoted wife of Robert Pettijohn and mother of two sons, Robert and Gale; ten grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren Services are being held at Mount Tamalpais Mortuary Chapel on Thursday, January 17, 2002 at 2 P.M. 

Robert L. Casassa
Robert (Bob) Casassa passed away on January 14, 2002 from a stroke following a lengthy illness. He was 73 years old. Born in San Rafael, he was the retired co-owner of Marin Cleaners, a family business he ran with his brother. Robert was married to Rosalie, deceased, with whom he had his family, and then to Edith, also deceased. Robert is survived by a brother, Ronald, of San Francisco; loving father of sons William and his wife Debbie of Novato; Gary and his wife Maureen of San Rafael; and a daughter Donna and her husband Cullen of Sarasota, Florida. His seven grandchildren, Marc, David, Allison, Jaime, Lindsey, Erin and Bobby, and one great grandchild, Griffin, also survive him. Robert was raised in Sonoma and San Francisco. He moved to Marin in 1952. He retired to Windsor in 1994. He was a member of the San Rafael Jaycees, the St. Vincents' Godfathers club and the California Dry Cleaners Association. His hobbies included golf, horse racing, and he was a lifelong 49er season ticket holder. All of his friends are invited to a Memorial Service Saturday, January 19, at Keaton's Mortuary in San Rafael at 2 o'clock. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, that charitable contributions be made to the Marin Alzheimers Association. KEATON MORTUARY 1022 E Street, San Rafael 415-453-0571. 

Clyde Joorissen
Passed away quietly at home on January 14, 2002. Beloved husband of Emily Joorissen, his wife of 71 years and loving father of Mary Anne Warner. His pride and joy were his three grandsons Ethan Warner, Justin Warner, Jared Warner and his great-grandson Aiden Warner. Clyde was born December 19, 1908 in San Francisco. In school, he studied to become a blacksmith following in his father's footsteps, but upon graduation, his father asked a favor of a friend to get Clyde a job at the Bank of Italy so that he would not get rough hands like his father's. He started as an office boy in San Francisco and retired in 1973 as a Vice President and Manager of Bank of America in Marysville, California. He spent 47 of his wonderful 93 years with the Bank of America serving in many Northern California communities. The only interruption in his employment at the Bank of America was to serve in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific during World War II. During his service aboard the U.S.S. Kitkun Bay, the ship was attacked by Japanese aircraft, experiencing significant damage from a kamikaze bomber. He loved camping and fishing, and he and Emily would go with a group of friends every year to the same campsite in the Sierras. He was a wonderful man, loved by many, and will be greatly missed. Friends are invited to a Remembrance at 9 Golden Hinde Passage, Corte Madera from 1 PM to 4 PM, Saturday, January 19th. 

John B. Lounibos
Passed away at home, in Petaluma, Sunday, January 13, 2002. John B. Lounibos, husband of the late Elrose G. Lounibos. Loving father of Renee O'Brien of Omaha, Nebraska, John B. Lounibos, Jr. of Blauvelt, New York, Robert G. Lounibos and Paul A. Lounibos, both of Petaluma, L. Philip Lounibos of Ft. Pierce, Florida, Anne G. Trott of Petaluma, and the late William S. Gossage. Grandfather of 16 and great grandfather of 12. Beloved brother of Alice Martinelli of Petaluma and the late Lorraine DeCarli, Marie Greerty, Mabel Spridgen, Ed Lounibos and Leroy Lounibos. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. A native of San Francisco, California. Age 98 years. Mr Lounibos was a well respected attorney in Petaluma where he practiced for over 60 years. He was also an active member of many religious, civic and fraternal organizations. Family and friends are invited to attend the Vigil Service, Thursday, January 17, 2002 at 7:30 P.M. at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 35 Liberty Street, Petaluma, and the Memorial Mass on Friday, January 18, 2002 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Vincent's Church. Visitation will be on Thursday, 10:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. at the PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY, Magnolia Avenue and Keokuk Street, Petaluma. Private interment will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Petaluma. The family prefers that memorials be made to your favorite charity. 

Kay Warner Monroe-Farrell, September 2, 1945 - January 14, 2002
A loving and devoted mother, grandmother, wife and friend, Kay celebrated every day of her life. She is survived by her family, husband, Harry; mother, Anna; her siblings: Marvin, Max, Doyle and Carolyn; her four children: Mike (Maribel), Michele (Kevin); Marci (Brian) and Mark; her stepchildren: Ellen and David; and her four beloved grandchildren: Taylor, Cameron, Rilee and Emily. Kay had many successes in her life, including her career achievements as a first grade teacher in Beaverton, Oregon and later as a VP at West America Bank in San Rafael, California. She treasured her friendships, the outdoors, travel and poetry, but her biggest joy in life was her family. Kay loved life to its fullest and only wished the journey could have lasted longer. Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of Kay's life on Saturday, January 19th from 1-4 p.m. at the Farrell resident, 91 Stanford Way, Sausalito. Remembrances to your favorite charity or Commonweal, a cancer retreat center, P.O. Box 316, Bolinas, CA 94924. 

ROSE DENISE SOLARI, DECEMBER 16, 1997
Your gentle spirit and your warm kindness touched many people. You are not forgotten and you will always be loved. Four years and one month. 
Your son, Arthur 

Dorothy C. Allen
At eternal rest January 11, 2002 at age 79. Born in Healdsburg, California, April 8, 1922. She made her home in San Rafael with the late William C. Allen, Jr. She was involved with Boy Scouts, Campfire Girls, and PTA. Retired from the Langendorf retail bread store. She enjoyed reading, football and needle work. Beloved mother of William C. Allen III, Donna Halbe, James Allen and Michael Allen. Devoted grandmother of 9 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. She was a loyal, caring and a long time friend of many. She will be missed by family and friends. At her request she will be cremated by the Neptune Society. A celebration of her life will be held at her home for friends and family on February 2, 2002 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 203 Willow, San Francisco, CA 94102 or your favorite charity. 

Oliver Joseph Austin, Jr.
Passed away peacefully at home in Fairfax on January 11, 2002 at the age of 72. Born and raised in San Francisco, he was a member of USF's Class of 1951. After serving two years with the U.S. Army in Germany, he and his wife, Helen, moved to Fairfax in 1955, where they raised their five children. "Ollie" was an active member of Saint Rita's Parish. Before his retirement in 1993, he was the owner- operator of Austin Draying Company, a trucking business in San Francisco founded in 1886 by his grandfather, Wallace Austin, and later owned by his father, Oliver Austin, Sr. Ollie was a truly gifted woodworker who spent many happy hours handcrafting gifts for his children, grandchildren and friends, as well as joyfully creating needed items for his church. A sailor at heart, Ollie took great joy in boating with his family on Lake Tahoe and creating intricate boat models for his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Helen Wilkey Austin and children Judith Austin Brown (Peter), Jeffrey Austin (Lorna Franceschi), Susan Austin Moynihan (Garrett), Michael Austin (Kelly Paulson), and Laura Austin Reeds (James). He is also survived by grandchildren Anna and Charlie Austin, Jeffrey and Robin Moynihan and Madeleine Reeds, many nieces and nephews, a sister, Louise Elliott of Sun City, Arizona, and a brother, Tony Austin of Novato. Family and friends are invited to attend a mass celebrating Ollie's life on Saturday, January 19, 2002 at 1:30 p.m. at Saint Rita's Church, 100 Marinda Drive, Fairfax. Interment will be private at a later date. The family asks that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Avenue, Corte Madera, CA 94925-1133, Saint Rita's Church, or the Alliance for Lung Cancer (ALCASE), 500 West 8th Street, Suite 240, P.O. Box 849, Vancouver, WA 98666. 

Brian Lewis Grady
Peacefully, with his family at his side, Brian passed away on Saturday, January 12, 2002. He was 63. He lived most of his life under the care of Cedars of Marin. He was a uniquely special person with a sweet and gentle nature that endeared him to all who knew him. He was an award-winning gifted artist, who enjoyed a variety of artistic endeavors, which he continued to pursue throughout his life. Brian was also a Special Olympics Athlete and had competed in the very first Olympics held in Marin County. He earned numerous medals in the years to follow for his long distance running. He loved music, traveling, and being with people. His family will be forever grateful to all the staff at Cedars who loved and cherished him and gave him the opportunity to live a rich and full life. He will be loved and remembered by his father Robert Grady, his sister and brother-in-law Sheila and John Rumsey, his brother and sister-in-law Keith and Susan Grady, three nieces, one nephew, three grand nephews and all his loving family at Cedars. He was predeceased by his mother Bernice Lewis Grady in 1995. A small funeral Mass will be celebrated for him at the Mission Chapel at St. Raphael's on Wednesday, January 16th at 1:30 in the afternoon. Interment will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery. Donations may be made in his memory to Cedars of Marin, P.O. Box 947, Ross, CA 94957, Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Ave., Corte Madera, 94925 or to the Marin Special Olympics, 500 Tamalpais Dr., Corte Madera, CA 94925. KEATON MORTUARY 1022 E STREET SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. 

Houghton Seymour Hall
Born November 17, 1910, he died January 10, 2002 at the age of 91. Survivors include his beloved wife of 62 years, Ariana, his daughter, Jill Travis, his grandchildren, Andy Travis of Encinitas, and Jeff Hall of Belmont, and two great grandchildren, Alex and Brandon Hall. His brother, Winslow W. Hall preceded him in death. His son, John Houghton Hall, succumbed to cancer at the age of 33, as did his grandson Ted Travis at the age of 23. Houghton's great grandfather was the first Surveyor-General of California and was instrumental in securing the border between California and Nevada. Houghton was born in Hawaii, of parents descended from Congregational Missionaries. His early life was spent in Piedmont. When he was in high school, he returned to Hawaii. He was an alumnus of the University of California, class of '35, and a member of the Zeta Psi fraternity. His family were members of the North Fork Association, and he spent many summers in the Sierras, hiking and tagging large trees for the forest service. Houghton was an employee of Richfield Oil Company and worked for ARCO for over 30 years in San Francisco's Financial District. He took an early retirement when he became interested in hybridizing camellia plants. For the next 30 years, he was instrumental in introducing many new seedlings which were named and recorded by the American Camellia Society. He received many honors for his outstanding flowers, including "Hall's Pride," "Golden Gate," and "Tango." He and Ariana began married life in 1939 in Sausalito and moved to Winship Park in 1947. They moved to Sleepy Hollow in the early 1970's, where he was able to propagate his over 1500 camellias. In accordance with his wishes, a memorial celebration of life will be held in his garden when the camellias are in full bloom next month, Friday, February 22, 2-4 PM. Arrangements by Keaton's Mortuary, 5th and E Street, San Rafael. 

Marianne F. Hedrick
Former resident of Marin Co. passed away January 4, 2002 in Canby, Oregon. Surviving are her son, Eugene Jr. of Canby, Oregon, daughter Nanette Upton of Corvallis, Oregon and 5 grandchildren. Her final resting place will be in Colma, California. 

Frank Bartlett Henry, Jr.
Beloved husband, father and grandfather, died January 9, 2002 at the age of 74. He was a graduate of Tamalpais High and later lived in Novato for 52 years. A 35 year employee of PG&E, he enjoyed being with his family; sailing, camping and teaching his grand kids how to swim. He also enjoyed woodworking and operating his Ham radio. Frank is survived by his wife Ruth; their children Sandy, Sue, Tim, Tom and Stacey; their grandchildren-Bill, Bob, Rainey, Louis and Sullivan; his brother Howard - and by his dog - Ruffels. A celebration of Frank's life will be held for his friends on January 26th in the afternoon. ...our captain will be missed as he sails on. 

Henrietta Marie Albachten, Registered Nurse
Died peacefully in San Francisco on January 4, 2002, at the age of 95. She moved to the Bay Area as a young girl. A graduate of the Mount Zion Hospital School of Nursing in 1925. She was a practicing Registered Nurse for 45 years; retiring from Notre Dame Hospital in San Francisco in 1971. Known by her students as Mrs. 'Al', she later volunteered her time as a teacher's helper at Santa Rosa's Spring Creek School and then at Old Mill School in Mill Valley. Wife of 35 years to the late William H. Albachten. Loving Mother of Trudy Apostoli and her husband, Ron; devoted Grandmother of Nicole and Justin Apostoli, all of Marin County. Devoted Aunt of Betty Westbrook of Antioch. Loving friend of Patricia Chador of Mill Valley. As requested, there will be no services. Final arrangements were held by the Neptune Society. If desired, donations may be made to the Marin Humane Society. 

Iris Muriel Boucher
Passed away in her home on December 23, 2001 after a short battle with cancer at age 87. Born in Norwich, England, she enjoyed the dance arts, performing in English pantomimes prior to becoming a top model at Kino's Department Store in Bradford. During WWII, she worked for the Government Statistics Office and volunteered her time in the War effort. She met her future husband, Master Sergeant Alfred Boucher at a USO Dance and married him at Wymondham Abbey in 1944. They travelled extensively settling in Novato in 1958, where they raised two daughters. A cheerful and outgoing personality gained Mrs. Boucher many friends over the years. She had a wide following in her career as a hair stylist in Novato during the mid-1960's through 1975. She was an accomplished artist, painting flowers, birds and still life subjects in oils and acrylics. Later, her interest turned to Scandinavian Tole Painting, where she was represented by an San Francisco gallery in the early 1990's. She was an Honorary Lifetime Member of the North Bay Artists. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughters, Lesley Leonhardt of San Francisco and Maxine Boucher of San Rafael. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. 

Steve Greenberg, The Ultimate Computer Guy
His generosity, playful spirit and originality made him a vivid personality in the world of software and computers. He entered into rest on Friday, January 4th, 2002. Born September 5, 1961 in the Parkmerced District of San Francisco, he was the only child of Malcolm and Lucille Greenberg. Steve attended Lick-Wilmerding High School, where he was a championship diver. His father Malcolm had also been a professional diver and swimmer, and served as Steve's trainer. Steve's love of tools and gadgets came from assisting his father in property management of several buildings in San Francisco. It also gave him problem-solving skills that served him well in his professional capacity. Steve was always an early user of "future" technology. He was hang-gliding from the cliffs of Parkmerced before it became mainstream, and purchased an Altair computer (considered the first) long before personal computers became standard appliances. He was the original employee of Computerland in San Rafael, the first computer store in Marin County. In 1981, the year IBM introduced the Personal Computer, he co-founded the Marin/Sonoma PC User Group, later renamed the Golden Gate Computer Society, which grew from four members to over 1,500 in the late 80's and early 90's. Steve created one of the first computer "bulletin boards" in the U.S. for the group, which included a feature that allowed users who dialed in to gain access to the (text-only) internet, years before the World Wide Web. Steve had requested no funeral or memorial service, but those who knew him well will privately celebrate his life for a long time. His friends found him to be a gentle, considerate, compassionate and generous person whose friendship added to their lives. 

Jeanette (Johanna) Leeser
The longest-lived resident of The Redwoods Retirement Home in Mill Valley, died peacefully in her sleep on January 4, 2002 at the age of 106. In 1938 she accomplished the nearly impossible: She engineered the release of her husband Paul from a concentration camp in Germany. With their twin daughters, Elisabeth and Charlotte, they escaped to the United States, where they built a new life as the owners of a dress store in San Francisco, where Jeanette worked alongside Paul for 20 years. They traveled extensively and loved to host family gatherings in their home in the Sunset District. Jeanette was born Johanna Wolff on June 20, 1895 in Alsace-Lorraine, the oldest of seven children. She married Paul in Bochum, Germany in 1920. Eventually Paul became manager of the largest dress store in Dresden, Germany before his arrest by the Nazis. In 1971 Jeanette and Paul moved to The Redwoods, where Paul died two years later. Since that time, Jeanette lived an active life, which included playing bridge, modeling in fashion shows, reading fine literature and listening to classical music. She was an inveterate walker in Mill Valley until a fall slowed her down at the age of 92. The Redwoods staff cared for her well for 31 years. Jeanette will be remembered as a strong, witty, upbeat woman, who loved family gatherings and enjoyed singing and engaging in conversation about the arts. In 1988, she dictated her memoirs, in which she recalled stories about her sister, Meta Gottschalk, a stage actress in Berlin, whose life story was made into a movie (Ehe im Schatten) after the war. Jeanette is survived by her two daughters, three grandsons, three great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at The Home of Peace in Colma, where a Kaddish will be said and Jeanette's ashes will be interred next to Paul's. RUSSELL & GOOCH FUNERAL CHAPEL 270 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley 415-388-1573. 

Marvin W. Lovely
Passed away on December 16th, 2001 in Naples, Florida after losing his battle with cancer. He was born on July 29, 1929 in McMinnville, Oregon to Ernest and Norma Lovely and is survived by his six children; one brother; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Marvin was an underwriter for Fireman's Fund Insurance in San Rafael, California before his retirement in 1985. His greatest career accomplishment was his promotion to Vice-President of Banker's Capital Life Insurance Company in Minnesota. Marvin graduated from High School in Everett, Washington in 1947 and hoped to pursue a career in radio broadcasting. Although this dream was not realized, he spoke of it often. Marvin married Louise Doucette in 1951 and was divorced in 1971. He never remarried. Marvin's greatest loves were football, the Big Band Era, and tropical weather. He was very proud of his early retirement and his move to Naples, Florida. Marvin was laid to rest at Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Vancouver, Washington with his parents and will be missed terribly. A private memorial with family and friends will take place on Sunday, February 3rd, 2002 in Novato, California. 

Betty Voboril Reed
Passed away peacefully at home on January 4, 2002 in Terra Linda surrounded by her family. Betty was born in Omaha, Nebraska on November 3, 1921 and attended Brownell Hall, Benson High School and the University of Nebraska at Omaha. During World War II, she worked in the Laboratory of Martin Bomber Plant in Nebraska and later during the war, for the city and county of Los Angeles. Betty was a homemaker and very involved mother when her three children were young. She later worked for ten years in marketing for Tiburon/Windsor Vintners. Betty enjoyed spending time in Lake Tahoe and Arizona and also in following sports, especially golf and baseball. She was proud of her Czechoslovakian heritage on her father's side and found pleasure preparing Czechoslovakian recipes. Betty loved being surrounded by family and friends and her gift of being a loving, selfless and accepting person was felt by everyone who knew her. Betty's will and strength in the face of a long history of health challenges was truly inspirational to all. Her determination and tenacity prompted her physicians to call her a "real survivor". Betty married her husband, Dick Reed, an Omaha native; and they were married 55 years. They honeymooned at the Fairmont Hotel and later moved to San Francisco. They spent some years away from the Bay Area, in Washington, returning to live in Terra Linda in 1959. Betty is survived by her husband, Dick; her son, Richard K. Reed Jr. and his wife, Linda, of Blackpoint; her daughters, Susan Reed of Roseville and Barbara Reed and her husband, Tim, of Chico; and by her grandchildren, Stephanie, Brian and Christopher Reed. There will be a private family gathering at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made in Betty's memory to Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Avenue, Corte Madera, CA 94925. 

Rudolf A. Zoellner
Longtime resident of Marin County died January 8, 2002 after a brief illness at age 83. A native of Germany, he and his family came to the United States in 1926, via Ellis Island, NY and settled in Chicago, IL. During his school years, he received many academic honors. He attended Illinois Institute of Technology earning a degree as one of the country's first Fire Protection Engineers. In World War II, he served as Engineer for Bendix Aviation's "deep freeze" operation. He was employed by Fireman's Fund Insurance Corporation from 1946 to 1981. He became national Vice President for Inland Marine Insurance before he retired. He was twice elected National Chairman of the U.S. Board of Registered Mail Insurance. He is survived by Hannah, his wife of 60 years, three children, Karen Phifer and her husband Ross of Hingham, MA, Susan Russell and her husband David of Riverside, CA and David and his wife Diana of San Rafael and two grandsons, Brian and Blair Phifer of Boston, MA and preceded in death by his grandson, Kevin Russell. Private family services were held. Memorial donations may be sent to Guide Dogs for the Blind or the Marin Symphony Assoc. 

Goldie "Judith" Montana Perkins
Of Stinson Beach, passed away January 9, 2002 at age 76 years. Beloved sister of Benjamin Perkins of Long Beach and survived by many nephews and nieces. She was a native of Montana and a long time resident of Marin County. Friends are invited to attend Graveside Services Monday, January 14, 2002 at 2:00 P.M. at Valley Memorial Park, 650 Bugeia Lane, Novato, California. RUSSELL & GOOCH FUNERAL CHAPEL 270 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley 415-388-1573. 

Joseph Berardi
Passed away at his Santa Rosa home on Tuesday, January 8, 2002 at age 89. Dearly beloved husband of Jennie Berardi of Santa Rosa; beloved father of Leonard Berardi and his wife Kathleen of Nevada City and Louis Berardi and his wife Adrienne of San Anselmo; adored grandfather of Lisa, Mark, Phillip, Sean, Dominic, Hilary, James, Tobias, Todd Berardi, Rene Stewart Berardi and Jon Buttemere; dear brother of Rina Nizi of Rome, Italy and Guido Berardi of Isola Fossara, Umbria, Italy; cherished great grandfather of Jessica, Ryan, Priscilla, Noel, Patrick, Gina, Sean, Adam, Lucca, Belizare, Soliel, Emmy, Quinn, Oliver, Bennett, Riley, Fiona, Jolina and Lindsey. Joseph came to the United States as a young adult and worked as a coal miner in Pennsylvania before moving to San Francisco. He was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church, Hod Carriers Local #36, San Francisco, Marchey Club, Knights of Columbus, YMI and St. John Bosco. Joseph is remembered as a devoted family man, good friend and winemaker who loved to dance and travel. He was a native of Isola Fossara, Umbria, Italy. Friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass on Saturday, January 12, 2002 at 1:00 P.M. at St. Rose Catholic Church, 398 10th Street, Santa Rosa followed by entombment at Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Evening Vigil Services will be on Friday, January 11 at 7:00 P.M. at DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL HOME, 1225 Sonoma Avenue, Santa Rosa, 707-525-3730. Contributions may be made in his memory to Hermitage of Christ the King, 1326 East Cotati Avenue, #127, Rohnert Park, CA 94928 

Richard Curtis (Curt) Hayden
Reunited in Heaven with his beloved wife Patsy on December 23, 2001. Loving husband of the late Patricia O'Shea Hayden; adored father of Jim, Martha, Cathy, Bob, John and Nancy. Beloved father-in-law of Patrick Kearns, Tom Carmichael, Michele Hayden, Lisa Hayden and F.X. Crowley. Loving grandfather of John and Karen Kearns; Joe Hayden; Ted and Jack Carmichael; Curtis, Sam and Emmet Hayden; Kerry and Meg Crowley. Beloved son of the late San Francisco Supervisor J. Emmet Hayden and Rita Curtis Hayden. Adored brother of the late Emmet Hayden, Jr. and Margaret Hayden. Loving brother-in-law of the late John, Francis and Mary Margaret O'Shea. Cherished cousin of the late Msgr. Harold Collins, Eleanor Flynn, Marguerite Brooks and Ann Murray. A native of San Francisco, Curt was born January 14, 1919, graduated from Star of the Sea Grammar School, St. Ignatius High School (Class of 1937) and University of San Francisco (Class of 1941). World War II Army Air Force veteran. Pioneer parishioner of St. Stephen's, recipient of the Archbishop's Ring of Charity, member of the Olympic Club and past member of its board of directors (1978-80), member of the Serra Club, Golden Gate Breakfast Club and Hibernian Newman Club. Past president of the U.S.F. Don's Club (1955-56) and St. Stephen's Men's Club. Former partner in Clementina Ltd., owner of Hayden Travel and vice president of Don-Em Travel, San Francisco. Loved, admired and respected, Curt was kind, generous and funny. He was a loving husband, wonderful father and grandfather and will be greatly missed. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Friday, January 11, 2002, 11 a.m. at St. Stephen's Church, 451 Eucalyptus Drive, San Francisco. Private Burial Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Curt Hayden's memory may be made to the St. Stephen's School Building Fund, St. Ignatius High School, University of San Francisco or Irene Swindells Alzheimer's Residential Program. McAVOY & O'HARA 

Belva "Jean" Hoegler
Passed away December 31, 2001. Jean was born in McGill, Nevada on January 31, 1912. She moved to San Francisco in 1918. She attended Lowell High School and graduated from California Teachers College in San Francisco. For the past 13 years, she resided in Novato. Jean is survived by two daughters, Autumn Monday of San Anselmo and Linda Kondris of Colorado. She also leaves four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth Hancock of Fairfax and Leah Roberts of Novato and is survived by one sister, Kathryn Young of Stockton. There will be a private Family Memorial at a later date. MONTE'S CHAPEL OF THE HILLS Family Owned & Operated San Anselmo 415-453-8440. 

Wanda Inglish
Of Tacoma, WA died Saturday, January 5, 2002 at her son's home with her loving family at her side. Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, January 12, 2002 at Tiburon Baptist Church, 445 Greenwood Beach, Tiburon, CA. Burial will be private. Memorial contributins are preferred to Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Drive, Corte Madera, CA 94925. Arrangements by ADOBE CREEK FUNERAL HOME, Petaluma, CA CHEDA & LYONS 707-789-9000. 

Ruth Mihan Johnson
Passed away at the Fifth Avenue Healthcare Center on January 8, 2002 at the age of 99 years, two months shy of 100 years. Ruth was born on March 17, 1902, St. Patrick's Day, in San Francisco and survived the 1906 earthquake and fire. She was a native and resident of San Francisco her entire wonderful life. Ruth retired in 1958 from the City and County of San Francisco Emergency Hospital system, where she was a registered emergency nurse rotating among the numerous emergency hospital locations throughout the City, i.e. Central, Alemany, Park, Harbor, and Northern Stations, in addition to San Francisco General Hospital. Her tenderness, love of fellow humans and her Irish sense of humor were among the many qualities Ruth shared with all who knew her or were cared for by her. Ruth, often called "Mick" by her siblings and "Whoop" by her nephews and nieces, was one of 12 children of Patrick Francis Mihan, who immigrated from County Laois, Ireland when he was 16, and Johanna Daly Miban who immigrated from Castletownroche near Fermoy, County Cork, Ireland. Ruth follows in death her sisters and brothers, Sister Mary Stella of the Sisters of the Holy Family, Francis, Walter, Clarence, Marjorie, Mervyn, Josephine, John (her twin), Estelle and Ralph W., all life long Bay Area residents. Also, she outlived her beloved husband, Raymond Johnson, by 24 years. Ruth leaves behind her loving nephews, Ralph G. Mihan (San Rafael) and Mervyn Mihan (Oak Run, Shasta County) and niece Marjorie Hansen (Santa Rosa), as well as nephew Robert Mihan (Preston, Idaho) and niece Clare McCann (Burlingame), and grand nephews and nieces, Kimberly, Greg, Jeff, Alex and Miranda, as well as Jonathan and Reni. She has now joined her beloved nephew, Michael. The family asks that any memorial gifts be made to St. Raphael's Church. Services will be private. SERVICES BY KEATON MORTUARY 415-453-0571. 

Robert Jean Woodley
Died peacefully in his sleep at his home on January 6, 2002. Survived by his two sons, Rich and Bob, his daughter-in-law, Suzette and his grandson, Wyatt. Also survived by numerous cousins and friends. Preceded in death by his parents, William and Jean, and his brother, Bill. Mr. Woodley was born in Marin County on May 31, 1931. He was a longtime milkman and an avid sportsman. A proud member of the V.F.W., Moose Lodge, Masonic Lodge, and the American Legion and a supporter of Little League Baseball, Pop Warner Football, and the Boy Scouts of America. Friends and family are invited to attend a Funeral Service on Friday, January 11, 2002 at 1:00 P.M. at PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY, Magnolia Avenue and Keokuk Street, Petaluma, CA. A Visitation will be held on Friday from 9:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. A Celebration of Life will follow the Services on Friday. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers contributions be made to Hospice of Petaluma, 416 Payran Street, Petaluma, CA 94952. 

Rita Mary Lawrence
Passed away peacefully at her home in Novato on Sunday, January 6, 2002 at the age of 70. She was a native of San Francisco. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Robert; her children, Jennie, Judy, Joseph and Jill; ten grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and her twin sister, Louise Pariani. Friends and family are invited for Visitation at Keaton's Redwood Chapel, 1801 Novato Blvd., Novato, California on Wednesday, January 9, 2002 at 1 P.M. with a Rosary Vigil at 7 P.M. Memorial contributions are preferred to Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Avenue, Corte Madera, CA 94925. KEATON'S REDWOOD CHAPEL 415-897-1151 

Shirley Leonardi
Died Monday, January 7, 2002 at age 83 in San Rafael. She was born November 11, 1918 in Stockton, California. She is survived by her son, Gary Hance; her nieces, Caroline Abono and Louise Holman; her sister-in-law, Pietta Menosse; and her nephews, Anthony and Edward Menosse. An accomplished smooth dancer, Shirley and her late husband, Lou entered and won dancing competitions. She enjoyed dancing at several social clubs she belonged to with her husband. She and her husband traveled to many points around the globe, including Italy. A member of Sons of Italy Club Italia and Goldenaires. An avid Bingo Player. Services will be held at Mt. Olivet Chapel, San Rafael, California on Friday, January 11, 2002, at 11:00 a.m. KEATON MORTUARY 1022 E Street, San Rafael 415-453-0571. 

Philip C. Roemer, A Resident of San Anselmo
Born March 8, 1913 in San Francisco, California. Died December 16, 2001 after a long illness. Graduated High School in San Francisco and graduated from USF with a degree in Business. He worked for many years for Schweizers Meats and Luce & Co., retiring in 1978. He enjoyed traveling and loved cars, ships, trains and animals. Survived by sons, Gregory G. Roemer of San Anselmo and Steven C. Roemer of Rohnert Park. His wife of 49 years, Dorothy M. Roemer, predeceased him in 1993, as well as his eldest son, Anthony P. Roemer. He is also survived by four grandchildren and his sister, Anita Milestone of San Francisco and his brother, Frederic Roemer of Los Altos. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, January 12, 2002 at 3:00 PM at Stewart Chapel, 105 Seminary, San Anselmo. Donations in his memory may be made to The Humane Society. 

Robert Jean Woodley
Died peacefully in his sleep at his home on January 6, 2002. Survived by his two sons, Rich and Bob, his daughter-in-law, Suzette and his grandson, Wyatt. Also survived by numerous cousins and friends. Preceded in death by his parents, William and Jean, and his brother, Bill. Mr. Woodley was born in Marin County on May 31, 1931. He was a longtime milkman and an avid sportsman. A proud member of the V.F.W., Moose Lodge, Masonic Lodge, and the American Legion and a supporter of Little League Baseball, Pop Warner Football, and the Boy Scouts of America. Friends and family are invited to attend a Funeral Service on Friday, January 11, 2002 at 1:00 P.M. at PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY, Magnolia Avenue and Keokuk Street, Petaluma, CA. A Visitation will be held on Friday from 9:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. A Celebration of Life will follow the Services on Friday. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers contributions be made to Hospice of Petaluma, 416 Payran Street, Petaluma, CA 94952. 

Allen Greeley Wright
A San Anselmo resident for 40 years, died January 8, 2002, after a long and brave fight with renal and congestive heart failure. He was 69 years of age. Allen is survived by Anita Palmer Wright, his devoted wife of 43 years; his son, Jeffrey Palmer Wright, of San Francisco; and his daughter, Rebecca Williams Wright, of Mill Valley. His sister, Carla Eaton of Fryeburg, Maine, also survives him. As an infinitely kind, cheerful, generous and considerate man, he leaves behind a plethora of close friends, co-workers and clients. He was loved and respected by many. His presence on earth will be greatly missed. Allen was born on July 18, 1932 in Providence, Rhode Island, the son of Carlos Greeley Wright and Virginia Williams Wright. His mother was a descendant of Roger Williams, the Founder of Rhode Island in 1636. He attended Providence County Day School from 1946-1950. In 1950, he entered Bowdoin College, in Brunswick, Maine, where he earned his B.A. in English in 1954. Allen was called to non-active military duty in 1954 and was stationed at Fort Mason, San Francisco, until 1957. He spent three months of his duty at Letterman Hospital with tuberculosis. His life took an up swing when, in 1957, he met his future wife, Anita, on a blind date in the Marina District. They were married that same year. Allen was an avid hiker and traversed the trails of Mt. Tamalpais regularly. He also enjoyed annual hiking excursions with groups in Italy, France and Switzerland. He was an active member of the California Alpine Club, The Sierra Club, The Mechanics Institute Library of San Francisco, Il Cenacolo Club and La Commanderie de Bordeaux. Allen's other passions included attending Cal Bear games and tooling around the streets of San Anselmo in his restored, cherry red 1971 Volkswagen Beetle. Allen began his career as a financial consultant and broker with E.F. Hutton in 1961. He stayed with the firm, which was purchased by Salomon Smith Barney (Citigroup) for over 40 years. He loved his profession and often bragged that he would never retire. He worked until his illness prevented his daily commute. A Memorial Service will be held at St. John's in Ross on Saturday, January 19, 2002 at 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the California Alpine Club, 730 Panoramic Hwy, Mill Valley, CA 94941-1707, Telephone (415) 381-4975. 

Lillian Sigan Cecil
Age 78, former Stinson Beach, California resident, passed away January 4, 2002 in Michigan. She is survived by one son, Nick Cecil of Redman, Washington; two daughters, Ann Cecil of Escanaba, Michigan and Carrie Cecil of Novato, California. Funeral Services were held Wednesday at the Anderson Funeral Homes, Inc., 903 Wisconsin Avenue, Gladstone, MI. 49837 at 11:00 a.m. Memorials may be directed to Friends of the Gladstone Library. 

Kevin Michael Cheda
Passed away surrounded by his family on January 6, 2002 after a 12 year battle with Osteosarcoma. He was 33 years old. Born in Greenbrae and raised in Pt. Reyes Station, Kevin attended West Marin Elementary School and Tomales High School, and graduated from Chico State in 1990. He then began his career in Banking working for Wells Fargo Bank, most recently as Branch Manager in El Cerrito. An avid sports fan and diehard Oakland Raiders fan, Kevin was chosen to carry the Olympic Torch in San Francisco on January 18th. His wife, Lisa will carry the torch in his honor. A member of St. James Parish, ICF Br. #161 of Larkspur, and the Sarcoma Alliance. Beloved husband of Lisa Cheda of Petaluma. Loving son of Vern and Mary Ann Cheda of Petaluma. Loving son-in-law of Gary and Mary Alice Musante of Novato. Dear grandson of Elinore Cheda of San Rafael, Bud and Augie Papina of Petaluma. Brother of Kirk (LuAnn) Cheda of Petaluma and Michelle Yrisarri of Cotati. Brother-in-law of Kate (Tom) Vollert of Petaluma and Michelle (Dan) Vollert of Novato. Loved uncle of Ian Yrisarri, Emily, Carole Lynn, and Riley Cheda, Nicholas and Lauren Vollert, and the late Cody Cheda. Kevin is also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family and friends. Friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass, Thursday, January 10, 2002 at 11:00 A.M. at Our Lady of Loretto Catholic Church, 1806 Novato Blvd., Novato. An evening Vigil Service will be held at the church on Wednesday, January 9, 2002 at 7:00 P.M. Friends may call for Visitation Wednesday from 12 Noon to 5:00 P.M. at the ADOBE CREEK FUNERAL HOME, 331 Lakeville Street, Petaluma, CA. Private Interment, Cypress Hill Memorial Park, Petaluma, CA. Memorial contributions may be made to the Carousel Fund, 17 Buckeye Ct., Petaluma, CA 94952 or the Sarcoma Alliance, 775 E. Blithedale Ave. #334, Mill Valley, CA 94941. His strength, courage and determination have been an inspiration to all around him and will continue forever. CHEDA & LYONS 707-789-9000. 

Alfhild Nilsson Hunt
Passed away peacefully in Novato, California on January 4, 2002 after a long illness. She was born September 20, 1913 in Grand Haven, Michigan. In 1938 she married LeRoy Richard Hunt, former Captain and District Commander of the Sixth District, Michigan State Police, who predeceased her. They lived in Rockford, Michigan until 1979 when they moved to Novato. Alfhild was a homemaker. She is survived by her daughter Elizabeth Hunt Curfman and her son-in-law Lawrence E. Curfman, III of Tiburon, California and her grandson Lars Richard Curfman of Atherton, California. A private gathering of family and friends will be held in celebration of her life in Tiburon. Keaton's Redwood Chapel is handling burial arrangements in Marin. Burial services will take place at Lake Forest Cemetery, Grand Haven, in the Spring. Memorial contributions may be sent to First Congregational Church, Bridge Street, Rockford, MI 49341. 

Wanda Jean Samuels Inglish
Wanda Inglish of Tacoma, WA died Saturday, January 5, 2002 at her son's home with her loving family at her side. She was born in Marlow, OK, to Acey Dean Samuels and Faye Josephine (Haugh) Samuels. She was the youngest of seven children, six daughters and one son. When she was four years old, her parents moved to Florence, AZ , where she attended school from first to 12th grade. At the age of thirteen, she made her profession of faith in Christ and was baptized into the fellowship of First Southern Baptist Church, Florence, AZ. She and her husband Ross met while in high school and were married February 19, 1949, in Coolidge, AZ. Wanda and Ross were active members in First Southern Baptist Church, Florence, AZ; First Southern Baptist Church, Morenci, AZ; Mission Drive Baptist Church, Phoenix, AZ; Tiburon Baptist Church, Tiburon, CA; and upon moving to Tacoma, WA after Ross' death in December 1991, Wanda joined Highland Hill Baptist Church. In 1962, Wanda and Ross were appointed by the SBC Home Mission Board as language missionaries to the Spanish-speaking at Primera Iglesia Bautista in Tolleson, AZ. In 1964, they moved with their two sons, Ross III and Joel to Mill Valley, CA to attend Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. She was employed as ranger clerk, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forestry Service, Clifton, AZ; secretary in the Missions Dept. at Arizona Southern Baptist Convention, Phoenix, AZ; church secretary at Mission Drive Baptist Church, Phoenix; Administrative Secretary to President, E.D. Bullard Co, Sausalito, CA; secretary to Vice President/Development, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, Mill Valley; church secretary, Tiburon Baptist Church, Tiburon, CA and at time of death was receptionist/secretary at Lutheran Social Services, Tacoma WA. She had many passions in her life; foremost was her love of God and family, her research and study of the family genealogy, and her garden of roses and flowers, and family dog "Girl". Sons; Ross Ingles III of Augsburg, Germany and Joel Inglish of San Rafael, CA survive her along with her two sisters; Louise Martin of Rigby, ID and Faye Dean Gonzales of Apache Jct. AZ, and grandchildren Jason, Christopher, Audra, Molly, and Juliana Inglish. Friends are invited to attend Memorial Services, Saturday, January 11, 2002 at 11:00 A.M. at the Tiburon Baptist Church, 445 Greenwood Beach, Tiburon, CA. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions preferred to Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Dr., Corte Madera, CA 94925. Arrangements by ADOBE CREEK FUNERAL HOME, Petaluma, CA CHEDA & LYONS 707-789-9000. 

Chuck Johnson
He passed away in his sleep on January 7, 2002, after a brief illness. Chuck joins his wife of many years, Judy, who preceded him in death by approximately six weeks. Chuck and Judy wanted to thank everyone who came to see them, everyone who spoke with them, and everyone who prayed for them. Special thanks should go to Lori Barnett and Paul Njeja, Chuck's caregivers who made his last days pleasant and dignified. Also, thanks to Hospice for their kindness. Any donations should be sent to Hospice of Marin. A reception will be held at Chuck and Judy's home at 42 Leland Court in Novato on January 12 from 1:00 till 3:00. Keaton's Redwood Chapel (415) 897-1151 

Esther Silacci Keena, A Resident of Novato
Passed away on January 6, 2002 (Little Christmas) after a brief illness at the age of 84. Mrs. Keena was married to the late Bernard Keena of McClay Road, Novato. She is survived by five daughters, Kathryn Hansen, Peggy (Hamann) Pogetto, Mary Grillo, Carol Aregger, all of Novato, and Grace Koch of San Francisco. Her son was the late Michael Keena of San Francisco. Esther Keena also leaves her sons-in-law, Henry Hansen, Lee Pogetto, John Grillo, Richard Aregger, Mark Koch and Bob Hamann. Her grandchildren include Kirsten Hamann, Paul, Virginia and Bridgette Grillo, Peter and Noel Aregger, Daniel and Laurel Koch. Mrs. Keena is the daughter of Quinto and Valeria Silacci, a pioneer dairy family of Petaluma. She grew up on a ranch on Lakeville Highway along with her brothers, Truman (deceased), Paul, Walter, and Lloyd Silacci and her sister, Alma Faraone. After high school, she moved to the City and became a governess for several prominent San Francisco families. She married Bernard Keena in July 1941. Her husband, Bernard, was called to serve in the Army during WWII and was sent to India. Their first child, Kathy, had just been born. Esther joined the Corpus Christi Parish where all her children attended school. Mrs. Keena was active in the Mothers' Club and served as a Girl Scout leader or assistant leader for all her daughters' Troops. She was an accomplished seamstress and loved to travel, was a past president of the Novato Historical Guild and participant of the Novato Seniors Club. As a member of the Petaluma Historical Museum and the Tomales Historical Center, Mrs. Keena was always interested in people, culture and the arts. She also leaves behind her loving sisters-in-law of both the Keena and Silacci families and many wonderful Keena and Silacci nieces and nephews. A Rosary Service will be held at Keaton's, 1801 Novato Blvd. on Friday, January 11 at 7:30 P.M. A Mass will be held at St. Anthony's of Padua Church, 1000 Cambridge Street, Novato, CA on Saturday, January 12 at 10:30 A.M. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Marin. KEATON'S REDWOOD CHAPEL 415-897-1151. 

Flora F. Murphy
Passed away January 5, 2002, in Novato, at 98 years of age. A native of Joplin, Missouri, she was a resident of Berkeley from 1947 to 1999. Survived by her nephew, Robert J. Neuman of Los Angeles; nieces, Dorothy Culverhouse of Los Angeles, and Hylah Young of Eureka, Montana; grandnieces Carole M. O'Brien of Novato, Cheryl Ellis of Tahachapi, and Karen Neuman and Linda Neuman, both of Los Angeles; grandnephews, Keith Culverhouse, Richard Neuman, and Eric Neuman, all of Los Angeles; and a host of "East Coast Connection" family. Preceded in death by her husband, James Campbell Murphy, in 1943. Mrs. Murphy was a 1926 nursing graduate of California Lutheran Hospital, Los Angeles, and served as a U.S. Army nurse during World War II. She spent most of her career as a nurse anesthetist at Herrick Hospital, Berkeley, retiring in 1969. She was a member of Business & Professional Women's Club, United Volunteer Services, and Senior Center (M.L.K. Jr. Way), all in Berkeley, and Women's Overseas League, Alameda. She was a long-time supporter of Campfire Girls and numerous health care efforts around the East Bay Area. Friends are cordially invited to attend Memorial Services Saturday, January 12 at 3:00 p.m. in the chapel of Sunset View Mortuary, top of Fairmount Avenue, El Cerrito. Private inurnment, Sunset View Cemetery, El Cerrito. Donations in memory of Mrs. Murphy may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. SUNSET VIEW MORTUARY & CEMETERY (510) 525-5111. 

Barbara Anne Reilly Notti
Barbara Anne Notti of Walnut Creek, California, daughter of Joseph and Grace Reilly of East Orange, New Jersey, passed away January 2, 2002 after a long illness. The youngest of five children, Barbara was born May 20, 1931 in Newark, New Jersey. A graduate of Caldwell College, she came to California in 1956 with her job at Schwabacher & Co., where she met Frank Notti of Salt Lake City, Utah. They married September 26, 1959 and settled in Marin County, California, where they raised their family. A devout Catholic, she worked in later years for the Navy League. Barbara is survived by Frank, her husband of 42 years; her three children, Elizabeth Rochlin, Christopher, and Paul, and seven grandchildren. She was the loving sister of Jeanne Spillane of Clifton, NJ, Patricia Lyons of Cranford, NJ, Virginia McGovern of Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, and the late Joseph, Jr. of Glen Ridge, NJ. Barbara was a great role model for us all. We love her and miss her dearly. A Liturgy Service was held at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Walnut Creek on Monday, January 7, 2002. Interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Lafayette, California. HULL'S WALNUT CREEK CHAPEL 925-934-5400. 

Timothy William O’Donoghue Jr.
A Marin native and real estate developer, died January 3, 2002 in Sonora, where he had retired ten years ago. He was 66. Mr. O’Donoghue’s life was quintessentially Marin. He was born on January 15, 1935, in Cottage Hospital when it and Ross Hospital were the only ones in the county. He grew up in Fairfax, the grandson of Irish immigrants, and rode the bus every day to St. Anselm’s school in San Anselmo. As a boy, he hitchhiked on weekends to the Meadow Club to caddy on the private course. Once a week, the caddies were allowed to golf for free, and O’Donoghue soon was taking home trophies from junior tournaments around the Bay Area, holding several championship titles before age 16. As a junior at St. Anselm’s High School, he joined his classmates when the school moved to Greenbrae in 1949 and reopened as Marin Catholic. He attended College of Marin then U.C. Berkeley, working through college as a prison guard at San Quentin, a lifeguard at Stinson Beach and Santa Claus at the old Macy’s in San Rafael -- a job uniquely suited to O’Donoghue’s gregarious and big-hearted spirit. That spirit, say O’Donoghue’s five children, will be their father’s legacy. Though O’Donoghue struggled with setbacks in his adult life, he lived up to -- and instilled in his children -- the core ideals that were most important to him. His youngest son, Thomas, remembers a typical outing with his father to a take-out barbecue place in downtown Oakland when Thomas was eight. A homeless man was panhandling in front of the liquor store next store. Thomas was puzzled when his father ordered three dinners at the counter. On the way out, O’Donoghue greeted the homeless man without pity or judgment, handed him the take-out food and continued on his way. "He knew our eyes were on him,’’ Thomas recalled. "And he treated the busboys and the bums probably even better than he treated the CEO’s. He made everyone feel important and respected. The greatest gifts he’s given me are the head on my shoulders and the heart in my chest. There’s no school that can teach that.’’ His children remember his passion for cooking, especially the traditional prime rib on Christmas Eve. In the late 1960s and early ‘70s, O’Donoghue owned an 800-acre stretch of land in northern Novato that he leased to a commune where some of the Bay Area’s famous musicians, including the Grateful Dead, developed their early work. The land later was declared a historic site and now is Rancho Olompahi State Park. Mr. O’Donoghue died last Thursday night when he was struck by a vehicle while crossing a street in Sonora. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Luchessa O’Donoghue, sister Erin O’Donoghue Thompson, his five children -- Timothy and Thomas of Chico, John and Patrick of Foster City and Erin O’Donoghue Becker of Ross -- and four step children -- Edward Luchessa of Colorado, Linda Luchessa of Colorado, Mary Jones of Sonoma and Tresie Matthies of Pleasanton -- 13 grandchildren and eight nieces and nephews. A Rosary will be held at Keaton Mortuary in San Rafael January 8th at 7 p.m. A Mass will be held at St. Anselm’s Church in San Anselmo January 9th at Noon. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Cedars of Marin in Ross or the Serenity House in San Francisco.


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