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Lothar Rudolph Petersen
Passed away at Marin General Hospital, Greenbrae, California, November 19, 2001 at age 80 years, after a lengthy illness resulting in heart failure. Loving father of Christopher M. Petersen and his wife Stephanie Petersen of San Rafael and Eric (Rick) Petersen of Petaluma. Dear grandfather of Brandon Petersen of Petaluma. He was a native of San Francisco, living there for 35 years and Tiburon for the past 45 years. He was a retired Master Mariner (Merchant Sea Captain) for various container shipping companies. His last employer was Lykes Lines out of New Orleans. His work most often took him to the Orient and South Pacific. He was a common visitor to ports in Japan, Taiwan, China, and Singapore. He was a graduate of the California Maritime Academy, Class of 1942; an avid hunter and fisherman; and a Merchant Seaman during WW II. He was a parishioner at St. Hilary's Church in Tiburon, a member of the San Francisco Historical Society, Maritime Academy Alumni Association, Mariners & Mates, American Legion, and the National Rifle Association. Friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass Saturday, November 24, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Hilary's Church, 761 Hilary Dr., Tiburon. Interment Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery, San Rafael. Memorial gifts preferred to the Capitol Campaign at St. Hilary's School, 765 Hilary Dr., Tiburon, CA 94920. RUSSELL & GOOCH FUNERAL CHAPEL 415-388-1573. 

Thomas Edward Temen
Passed away peacefully at home in Fairfax on November 19, 2001 at the age of 73. Born and raised in Oakland, he graduated from University High School, where he was senior class president. He attended U.C. Berkeley, and served four years in the U.S. Navy as Engineman Third Class. Tom worked for the Pacific Gas & Electric Company for 36 years as a Gas Engineer and Construction Supervisor before retiring in 1987. Development and conversion of Natural Gas distribution using plastic pipe was his major project for many years. He enjoyed spending time with his family, sailing, and had a great love for trains, airplanes and history. In retirement, he was active in SIRS Branch 77, and delivered meals to the elderly for Meals on Wheels. He always emphasized the importance of education and inspired his children and grandchildren to pursue their dreams. Tom was a devoted husband of 50 years to Shirley DeAndre Temen; loving father to Robert, Thomas, and Karen Temen; grandfather to Jennifer, Laura, and Robert Temen; and father-in-law to Susan Vanni Temen and Wesley Wasson. Many nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors who will miss his friendship and words of advice, also survive him. Memorial Mass Saturday, November 24, 2001 at St. Rita's Catholic Church, Sir Francis Drake Boulevard at 12 noon. Contributions to: St. Rita's, 100 Miranda Drive, Fairfax, CA 94930 and Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Avenue, Corte Madera, CA 94925. Monte's Chapel of the Hills (415) 453-8440. 

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. 

Yolanda Bunting
Generous in spirit and passionate about life are only two of many phrases that describe Yolanda Bunting, who passed away November 20, 2001. Born in Baranquilla, Colombia on February 20, 1927, Yolanda, as the oldest of eight, looked after others from the very start. She helped raise her siblings, was inseparable from her husband, brought up three loving children, and adored her granddaughter. She gave time generously to her church and community, especially with causes to benefit disadvantaged or abused children. She was a wonderful singer, whose beautiful contralto voice was often heard in the church choir and musical theatres. She was a great dancer, but also a choreographer, theatre director, playwright, arranger, poetry recitalist, and actress, whose "simply charming" Colombian accent and fiery red hair made her a perennial scene stealer. She was a business woman, real estate agent, and journalist with equal fluency in Spanish and English. She was a world traveler who took as a personal mission to introduce diverse cultures to each other. She resided in San Francisco, Caracas, Atlanta, Chicago, and Taipei, but finally found her dream home with "that perfect view" in Sausalito. But above all, whatever she was, she is, and always will be, beloved wife, mother, and grandma. She is survived by Fred, her husband of 42 wonderful years, children Fred, Paul, and Alexandra, and granddaughter Emily. We will miss you, and will never forget you. Friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass at Star of the Sea Church in Sausalito at 1 p.m. on Friday, November 23, 2001. RUSSELL & GOOCH FUNERAL CHAPEL 415-388-1573. 

Vera Helen Jackson Collins
Died November 21, 2001 of cancer. Born Kokomo, Indiana and lived in Fontana, California since 1944. Married Robert Collins in Indianapolis, IN in 1942; he preceded her in death in 1986. She is survived by three sons, Phil Collins of Fairfax, California, John R. of South Lake Tahoe, CA, and David D. of Rialto, California; three nephews Paul, Bruce and John Hillis of Kokomo, IN; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Ruth Jackson; two nieces, Mrs. Jean McCullock of Owensboro, Kentucky and Mrs. Marilyn Fleming of Louisville, Kentucky; five grandchildren, Brian and Andrea of Fairfax, CA, Jason and Jenny of Washington State and Nichole of San Bernardino, CA She was employed at Indiana Bell Telephone Co. in Kokomo. She owned Collins candy business in San Bernardino, CA. She was a past regent of Fontana Lytle Creek Canyon chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution; Recording Sec. of the Fontana Garden Club; Corresponding Secretary of the district Garden Club. Secretary of East Fontana Rural city; and past member of Fontana Women's Club. Sunday school teacher at the First Congregational Church. She attended Indiana University, San Bernardino Valley College and Indiana Business College. She was a member of Tri Kappa Sorority. Friends are invited to attend the Funeral Service, Saturday, November 24, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. at Monte's Chapel of the Hills, 330 Redhill Avenue, San Anselmo, CA. Donations may be given to Hospice of Marin or the Cancer Society of America. MONTE'S CHAPEL OF THE HILLS FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED San Anselmo 453-8440. 

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. 

Julian Price
Died Monday, November 19, 2001, at his home in downtown Asheville, North Carolina. Born June 4, 1941 in Greensboro, North Carolina, he was the son of Ralph Clay Price and Martha Garner Price and the grandson of Julian Price and Ethel Clay Price. He attended grade school in Greensboro, high school at Woodberry Forest in Orange, Virginia, and graduated in 1969 from Guilford College in Greensboro. In 1970, he moved to Northern California, where he lived for 20 years and was involved in philanthropic activities and producing radio interviews. He moved to Asheville in 1990 where he made thoughtful investments to help create a vibrant, livable downtown. He is survived by his daughter, Rachel Price of Seattle, Washington; his wife, Meg MacLeod of Asheville; his sister, Louise Price Parsons of Pawley’s Island, South Carolina; his first cousins, Marty Holt Ruffin of Greensboro and Edward Holt of Charleston, South Carolina; his nephew, Adam Parsons of West Palm Beach, Florida; his niece and nephew, Kate and Elliott MacLeod-Michael and sister-in-law, Kit MacLeod of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The date, time and location of the funeral is to be announced. The Memorial Register is available at "Funerals Scheduled" at www.grocefuneralhome.com. 

Thomas Edward Temen
Passed away peacefully at home in Fairfax on November 19, 2001 at the age of 73. Born and raised in Oakland, he graduated from University High School, where he was senior class president. He attended U.C. Berkeley, and served four years in the U.S. Navy as Engineman Third Class. Tom worked for the Pacific Gas & Electric Company for 36 years as a Gas Engineer and Construction Supervisor before retiring in 1987. Development and conversion of Natural Gas distribution using plastic pipe was his major project for many years. He enjoyed spending time with his family, sailing, and had a great love for trains, airplanes and history. In retirement, he was active in SIRS Branch 77, and delivered meals to the elderly for Meals on Wheels. He always emphasized the importance of education and inspired his children and grandchildren to pursue their dreams. Tom was a devoted husband of 50 years to Shirley DeAndre Temen; loving father to Robert, Thomas, and Karen Temen; grandfather to Jennifer, Laura, and Robert Temen; and father-in-law to Susan Vanni Temen and Wesley Wasson. Many nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors who will miss his friendship and words of advice, also survive him. Memorial Mass Saturday, November 24, 2001 at St. Rita's Catholic Church, Sir Francis Drake Boulevard at 12 noon. Contributions to: St. Rita's, 100 Miranda Drive, Fairfax, CA 94930 and Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Avenue, Corte Madera, CA 94925. Monte's Chapel of the Hills (415) 453-8440. 

Winifred Kathleen Scott, Known to friends as "Kate"
Died on Monday, November 12, 2001 of natural causes, age 80. A retired teacher and mother of two, and member of the 1st Congregational Church of San Rafael, she is survived by her son William James Scott, daughter in law, Kathie Scott, son in law William Bate, granddaughter Kristina Scott Jones, grandsons Alpha William and Jesse Scott and sister Fredda Van Schmus. Memorial Service is to be held on Saturday, December 1, at 4 p.m. at the 1st Congregational Church of San Rafael, 94903. Donations in her memory may be sent to the 1st Congregational Church of San Rafael. 

Alyce Kniveton Wood, In Loving Memory
Of San Francisco, San Rafael, and Incline Village, Nevada died on November 7th, 2001. Born in 1916, the daughter of a Texas wild cat Oil Driller, she moved to San Francisco in 1939 with the family to start a new life in the foggy city she adored. She began her lifelong career as a Newspaper Librarian, working at the Call Bulletin, The News Call Bulletin and the Examiner for 50 years. She married the entrepreneur, Roy Wood, in the 1940's. A fabulous motivator and organizer, she initiated many worthwhile projects, including the successful fight against PG&E's nuclear power plant project at Bodega Bay in the early 1960's and the first annual town festival of Bodega. She also launched the first Yacht Club in Bel Marin Keys. After retiring, she traveled around the world returning to England often to visit the village of Kniveton. Alyce found the greatness in everyone she knew and her generosity and kindness inspired all. Her spirit and laughter will always be missed by her brother, Jack Kniveton of Napa and San Francisco, her sister Kathleen Holman Cartwright of San Rafael and Incline Village, her nieces and nephews, her extended family and her friends. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. 

Mary "Lucy" Bancroft
Passed away November 15, 2001, after a long fight with cancer. She was 75. She is survived by her daughters, Janet Bodle, MD of Larkspur, and Laura and Ann Bancroft of Sacramento, plus four grandsons, Tristan Bodle of San Anselmo, Ethan Bodle, Matthew Moore and David Bancroft. Her husband, Dr. John Bancroft died in 1987. Lucy loved to sail and owned the classic wood schooner "Fair Sarae" which she chartered out of New England, the Caribbean, then Sausalito until retiring in 1988. Services will be private. Her ashes will be scattered at sea. Donations may be made to Hospice of Marin. 

Guy Duryee, (b. 11/15/31)
Passed away peacefully November 16, 2001 at home in Sebastopol CA. Devoted husband of Mary Duryee; loving father of Don Duryee, Lynn Duryee, and Sue Alo; cherished father-in-law of Pat Thurston, Neil Moran and Steve Alo; adoring grandfather of Keri Duryee; Katie and Sarah Moran; Stacy, Brett and Vanessa Alo; lifelong friend of brother-in-law Sal Re. Guy Duryee grew up in Sebastopol, graduated from Analy High, married his high school sweetheart and served in the Coast Guard. The day he was discharged from the service, he started building his first house. He moved to Marin County and obtained his teaching credential from S.F. State. He taught junior high school for two years before obtaining his contractor's license. During his career as a builder, he built many beautiful homes and commercial buildings in Marin and Sonoma County. He lived in Marin County for 35 years before retiring in Sebastopol. Guy was a kind and fair man who loved his work. He will be forever missed by his family and friends. At his request, there will be no services. If anyone wishes to send a memory of Guy, it will be included in a book the family is compiling.

Eloise Little
Wife of late husband, George A. Little died November 16, 2001 at The Tamalpais in Greenbrae. She was a retired long time Special Education Teacher at the San Francisco Unified School District. She is survived by her nieces, Beverly Rose, Janis Mortensen, and Judith Peterson, and her nephews Edwin Little and Stephen Little, and many grand nieces and nephews and friends. Donations to charity of your choice. 

Loretta Lymburner
A resident of San Rafael, most of her adult life, Loretta Lymburner died November 14, 2001 at Novato Community Hospital at the age of 93. She was born August 24, 1908 in San Francisco, California. She was the fourth child of James and Mary Byrne. Her three brothers, George, Leo, and Charlie predeceased her. As a young woman, she moved to Marin County and married Orville Lymburner, who died November 7, 2000. She worked as a secretary for George Byrne, Public Accountant for 17 years. Foremost, however, she lovingly devoted herself to her husband, children and grandchildren her entire life. Loretta is survived by her three daughters, Mary (Ted) Werner of Burlingame, Judie (Rich) Camaraota of Novato, and Jean (Tom) Cullinane of Napa; eight grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, November 24th at 10:30 a.m. at Saint Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 1000 Cambridge Street, Novato. Interment will be private. No flowers or contributions are requested -- just your prayers. 

Tina Stanz
On a sunny July 7th day in the year 1924, Louise and Anthony Cantone of Pomigliano D'Arco, Italy gave birth to a beautiful baby girl named Orsola. Given the nickname Tina by her mother, she immigrated to America with her parents and brother Ralph in 1930. In the midst of the Great Depression, Tina lost her mother in 1939. Tina, at 15 took over the care of the household, raising her younger siblings Josephine, Ann, and Anthony. In 1947, Tina met and married Michael Peter Stanz (formerly Stanziale). Together, Mike and Tina had three daughters Louise, Angela, and Joan. A loving mother, Tina always put the needs of her family ahead of her own. Of her many talents, Tina specialized in cooking Italian food, especially lasagna and crocheting gorgeous blankets. Tina never stopped raising children. She became a second mother to her grandchildren. A proud grandparent and godparent, Tina loved to brag about her seven grandchildren, Tina, Michele, Michael, Tina, Scott, Kevin, and Joanie ("the Baby") and five great-grandchildren Josh, Eric, Breanne, Brandon, and Bryce. Tina spent her days cooking, crocheting, knitting, watching TV, and worrying and loving her family. Tina is our gift from God. Blessed with twinkling eyes and a fantastic smile, Tina loved to be surrounded by her family. The best wife, mother, grandma, and friend, Tina Stanz will always be remembered. We love you and will never forget you, Grandma. Enjoy your time with your mother. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, November 21, 2001. Contact: Keaton Mortuaries 1022 "E" Street San Rafael, CA 94901. 

Gary Waldo Upton
Died Friday, November 9, 2001 after a lengthy illness. He was born June 6, 1940 and was 61 years old. He is survived by his companion of 37 years, Faye Tate, one son, Galen Upton, both of Las Vegas, Nevada; two daughters, Virginia McCombs and Cynthia Stewart, both of North Carolina; and one brother, Charles R. Upton of Colorado. 

Herman B. Zelles
Passed away peacefully at his home in Tiburon on November 16, 2001 at the age of 70. Born and raised in San Francisco, he graduated from Lowell High School and U.C. Berkeley and earned an MBA from Golden State University. After high school, Herm served in the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. Herm worked in San Francisco for 35 years as a public finance consultant, working for Stone and Youngberg, American Appraisal, and Bank of America. He served with great enthusiasm and dedication for over 20 years with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary in San Francisco and Marin, and was active in recruiting and assisting young people interested in careers with the U.S. Coast Guard. Herm was an accomplished sailor, having traversed the San Francisco Bay and international waters for over 50 years. He was active in community activities, including volunteer work at the Bay Model in Sausalito and Paradise Cay community projects. He was a devoted husband of 45 years to wife Margery, father to Teresa L. Roberts and Linda A. York, grandfather to Rachel and Erin Roberts and Zachary York, brother to Gloria Mendelsohn, uncle to several nieces and nephews, and dear friend to many. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Sunday, November 25, 2001, 1 p.m. at the Tiburon Yacht Club (Paradise Cay), 400 Trinidad Drive, Tiburon, CA. In lieu of flowers, donations to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Introduction Mission, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, District 11N, c/o Frances Fisher, 275 Alviso Street, San Francisco, CA 95050-5947. 

Philip F. Zito
Passed away November 16, 2001 at his home in Novato at age 83. The loving husband of Maxine G. Zito and father of Sandra Franklin (Mike), Michael Zito (Susan), Philip Zito, Jr. (B.J.). He is also survived by his seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. He was born in Massachusetts, but lived and worked in Marin since 1954. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Saturday, November 24th at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Loretto Catholic Church in Novato. If desired donations in his memory may be made to Hospice of Marin. 

Anna Jane Thieken Crull
Born on August 17, 1922 in Portsmouth, Ohio. She was the fourth child of Francis Henry Thieken and Cecilia Gertrude Dold Thieken. Three older brothers predecease her, and her younger sister Mary Martha Thieken Born currently lives near family in Columbus, Ohio. She attended catholic school in Portsmouth, graduating in the class of 1940 as a beautiful young red-headed lady with a pleasant and likeable personality. During WWII, she, like many of her peers, worked in a defense plant. After the war, she married a young man whom she had known since childhood, Thomas L. Crull, an Air Force pilot. Together, they had three children: Sandra Lee, Betsy Jean, and Thomas Lee, Jr. During the course of their marriage, she created and maintained a happy secure home at various bases both in the United States and overseas. On numerous occasions, she found herself assuming the role of both father and mother to her three young children while her husband served in Korea, Viet Nam and temporary duty tours in the Far East. She never complained and selflessly devoted herself to the demanding task at hand. She and her family also spent a total of seven years in Japan where they enjoyed the excitement, challenge and fulfilling experience of living in a foreign culture. During one tour she lived in a Japanese house, off base, close to the Japanese neighborhood and community. A very rewarding experience for her family. Jane, her chosen name, enjoyed many creative activities. She enjoyed gardening, painting, both in oil and watercolor; wood carving, working with stained glass, and sewing--making most of her children's clothes. In addition, she was an active member of several bridge clubs and the Officer's Wives Club. All in all, a busy, full and happy life. At the time of her husband's retirement from the military, she and her family decided to make their home in Marin County, California, the most beautiful and pleasant place they had lived in their many travels. Jane settled in to an active life of volunteer work, bridge clubs, sewing and art work. She especially loved the time spent with her grandsons, Eddie and Andy. It was the good life. Five years ago, she began to show signs of Alzheimer's disease, a vicious ravaging disease that takes away everything that makes you, you. She spent the last years in her home tended by her family. She passed away calmly and quietly on November 11, 2001 with her family at her bedside in her home. In her tranquil passing, she comforted them as much as they did her. She was a good and loving lady who lived a full and wonderful life of 79 years; and in her own words, "Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free; I'm on the course God set for me." A private service by the family will be held at a later date. No flowers or contributions are requested--just your prayers. Adobe Creek/Cheda & Lyons Petaluma, 707-789-9000 

John (Jack) Dunlap
Born July 29, 1919, passed away November 9, 2001. Resident of Belvedere, California. Beloved husband of June, father of Laura Mello and Marianna Scheffer by a previous marriage. Survived by a sister, June Gaylord. Graduate of University of California-Berkeley. Partner in Dunlap & Bishop Acct. Firm until his retirement approx. 10 years ago. He was an ardent bridge player. Memorial Service Saturday, December 1, 2001 at 12:00 noon at St. Hilary's Catholic Church, Tiburon, California. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Assoc. or in his memory to St. Hilary's Capital campaign. 

Tina Stanz
On a sunny July day in the year 1924, Louise and Anthony Cantone of Pomigliano D'Arco, Italy gave birth to a beautiful baby girl named Orsola. Given the nickname Tina by her mother, she immigrated to America with her parents and brother Ralph in 1930. In the midst of the Great Depression, Tina, lost her mother in 1939. Tina, at 15 took over the care of the household, raising her younger siblings Josephine, Ann, and Anthony. In 1947, Tina met and married Michael Peter Stanz (formerly Stanziale). Together, Mike and Tina had three daughters Louise, Andela, and Joan. A loving mother, Tina always put the needs of her family ahead of her own. Of her many talents, Tina specialized in cooking Italian food, especially lasagna and crocheting gorgeous blankets. Tina never stopped raising children. She became a second mother to her grandchildren. A proud grandparent and godparent, Tina loved to brag about her seven grandchildren, Tina, Michele, Michael, Tina, Scott, Kevin, and Joanie ("the Baby") and five great-grandchildren Josh, Eric, Breanne, Brandon, and Bryce. Tina spent her days cooking, crocheting, knitting, watching TV, and worrying and loving her family. The best wife, mother, grandma, and friend, Tina Stanz will always be remembered. We love you and will never forget you, Grandma. Enjoy your time with your mother. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday November 21, 2001. Contact: Keaton Mortuaries 1022 "E" Street, San Rafael, CA 94901.

Claire Farmer Strehl
Passed away on November 12, 2001 at the age of 94, while residing at Nazareth House in San Rafael. The youngest of seven daughters, Claire is reunited in Heaven with her late husband, Edward Strehl. Born in San Francisco on February 3, 1907, Claire was a graduate of St. Rose Academy and U.C. Berkeley (Class of '28). Among the first lay teachers in S.F. Parochial schools, Claire taught at St. Gabriel's School for 25 years, retiring in 1972. A longtime member of St. Cecilia's parish, Claire was active in the league of the Sacred Heart, Loyola Guild, Holy Family Guild. Claire is survived by her daughters, Delphine (Mrs. Walter) Johnson of San Rafael and Virginia (Mrs. Jerry) Smith of Grants Pass, Oregon; seven grandchildren: Michael Johnson of Tahoe City, Gary Johnson of San Rafael, Lynn Chick of Middletown, Steve Johnson of Murietta, Jeff Smith of Central Pt., Oregon, Judy Smith of Toledo, Oregon and Dan Johnson of New York City; plus 14 great grandchildren. Celebration of her Funeral Mass will be held Monday, November 19, 2001 at 10:30 a.m. at the Nazareth House Chapel. Vigil Service will be Sunday at 4:00 p.m. at Nazareth House. Private Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Nazareth House, 245 Nova Albion Way, San Rafael, CA 94903, or your favorite charity, in Claire's memory. "Gram" touched the lives of many, many people and has been a wonderful inspiration to all who have been fortunate enough to know her. As she said to her own children, her grandchildren and now her great-grandchildren, "Good night and God bless you, keep the Angels around you." Keaton Mortuary 1022 E Street, San Rafael 415-453-0571. 

Eloise B. Burns, A Resident of Mill Valley
Passed away on November 14, 2001 at age 73. Loving mother of Ken Burns of Kihei, Maui and Don Burns of Daly City, sister of Sally Pritchard and Robert Beil of Seattle, Washington, dear grandmother of Emily and Jessica Burns, a native of Spokane, Washington. She was a graduate with honors at Stanford University. She was member of the Mill Valley Community Church and the "Triple C Club", A.A.U.W. and the Friends of the Mill Valley Library. She was a longtime volunteer for the P.T.A. and the Mill Valley Redwoods Retirement Center. Her volunteer work and her children and grandchildren were her focus of her life. Friends are invited to attend Memorial Services Sunday, November 25, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. at the Mill Valley Community Church, 8 Olive Street, Mill Valley. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts preferred to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Northern California Chapter, 1390 Market Street, Suite 1200, San Francisco, CA 94102-5306. 

Maurice Edward Stocks
Died November 14, 2001, in Santa Rosa, at the age of 77. Beloved husband of 56 years to Alberta 'Sis' Stocks. Loving Father of Steven Stocks, Debbie Ryan, and Peter Stocks. Devoted Grandfather of 10 grandchildren. Raised in East St. Louis, Missouri; served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. After living in Terra Linda for 35 years, the Stock's have resided in Oakmont for the last eleven years. A Memorial Mass will be held Monday November 19th, at 2 p.m. at Star of the Valley Catholic Church, 545 White Oak Dr., Oakmont, CA 95409. Contributions in lieu of flowers may be sent to the Good Samaritans, care of Star of the Valley Catholic Church. 

Claire Farmer Strehl
Passed away on November 12, 2001 at the age of 94, while residing at Nazareth House in San Rafael. The youngest of seven daughters, Claire is reunited in Heaven with her late husband, Edward Strehl. Born in San Francisco on February 3, 1907, Claire was a graduate of St. Rose Academy and U.C. Berkeley (Class of '28). Among the first lay teachers in S.F. Parochial schools, Claire taught at St. Gabriel's School for 25 years, retiring in 1972. A longtime member of St. Cecilia's parish, Claire was active in the league of the Sacred Heart, Loyola Guild, Holy Family Guild. Claire is survived by her daughters, Delphine (Mrs. Walter) Johnson of San Rafael and Virginia (Mrs. Jerry) Smith of Grants Pass, Oregon; seven grandchildren: Michael Johnson of Tahoe City, Gary Johnson of San Rafael, Lynn Chick of Middletown, Steve Johnson of Murietta, Jeff Smith of Central Pt., Oregon, Judy Smith of Toledo, Oregon and Dan Johnson of New York City; plus 14 great grandchildren. Celebration of her Funeral Mass will be held Monday, November 19, 2001 at 10:30 a.m. at the Nazareth House Chapel. Vigil Service will be Sunday at 4:00 p.m. at Nazareth House. Private Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery. Keaton Mortuary 1022 E Street, San Rafael 415-453-0571. 

Eloise B. Burns
A resident of Mill Valley, Eloise passed away November 14, 2001. Loving mother of Ken Burns of Kihei, Maui and Don Burns of Daly City, sister of Sally Pritchard and Robert Beil of Seattle, Washington, dear grandmother of Emily and Jessica Burns, a native of Spokane, Washington, age 73 yrs. She was a graduate with honors at Stanford University. She was a member of the Mill Valley Community Church and the "Triple C Club", A.A.U.W. and the Friends of the Mill Valley Library. She was a long time volunteer for the P.T.A. and the Mill Valley Redwoods Retirement Center. Her volunteer work and her children and grandchildren were her focus of her life. Friends are invited to attend Memorial Services Sunday November 25, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. at the Mill Valley Community Church, 8 Olive St., Mill Valley. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts preferred to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Northern California Chapter, 1390 Market Street, Suite 1200, San Francisco, CA., 94102-5306. 

Leonard L. Chermack
Husband of the late Noreen A. Chermack, father of Mary Ann (Shane) Ryan of Sonoma; Len (Janet) Chermack of Orange County; Pat Chermack of Cotati; Kathy (Curt) Brashear of Napa; Kerry Chermack of Sonoma; and the late Robert Chermack. Brother of George (Helen), Tom (Ann), Ron (Joyce); Janice (Tim) Franklin; and the late Robert. Grandfather of Meghan, Matt, Pat and Shane Ryan; Amy, Leslie, Katie and Kelly Chermack; Sarah and Rachel Brashear. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was 71 years old and a native of Pennsylvania; a veteran of the U.S. Navy-Korean Conflict; a member of the Carpet Linoleum and Tile Workers Union Local #12 of S.F. and an 18 year resident of San Francisco before retiring to Sonoma 31 years ago. Friends are invited to attend Funeral Services on Monday, November 19th, 2001 at 10:30 a.m., Duggan's Mission Chapel, 525 West Napa Street, Sonoma; thence to St. Leo's Catholic Church where a Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Vigil: Sunday 4:00 p.m. at Duggan's Mission Chapel. Interment, St. Francis Solano Cemetery, Sonoma. Family prefers donations to Becoming Independent, 5th Street West, Sonoma, CA 95476 or Hospice of Marin, Valley of the Moon Team, 735 Broadway, Sonoma, CA 95476. Duggan's Mission Chapel Sonoma 707-996-3655 

Thomas Johnson King, Jr. (Tim)
Born January 9, 1950 in Pontiac, Michigan, passed away November 9, 2001 in Sonoma, California. Most of his youth was spent in Birmingham, Michigan and his adult life in Atlanta, Georgia, where he worked in the container shipping industry. His love for the outdoors included fishing and all athletic endeavors. He is survived by his daughter Nicole of Atlanta, Georgia; mother Cicely King Boyer and stepfather Bud Boyer of Sonoma; sister Diane Miner of Oxnard, California; brother Chuck King of Sonoma and nephews James Guest of Telluride, Colorado and Chad Heitzler of Manhattan Beach, California. A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, November 18th at 3 p.m. at the Creekside Village Clubhouse, 159 Avenida Barbera, Sonoma, California. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Cremation by Mission Cremation Service under the direction of Duggan's Mission Chapel. 

Mary E. (Jean) LeGallee
In Corte Madera on November 12, 2001, peacefully in her sleep at home, age 85. Born in Texas, raised in New Mexico, she moved to California in the 40's and Marin in the 80's. Beloved 'Mom' to her son Jim, 'Mrs. L', to Michael, 'Fanny' to Dru, Cass and Tia, 'Aunt Jean' to nieces and nephews in Calif., NY and Texas and 'Jean' to her many friends from 20 years in Retail Sales in Mill Valley. She was loved and will be missed. At her request, no services will be held. Donations may be made to Hospice of Marin or Marin Home Care. 

Lorraine Lundstrum Mellin
Died at home of cancer on November 9, 2001, one month after the death of her beloved husband of 59 years. A Marin resident for 50 years, she was born on October 20, 1918. She and her husband relocated from Minneapolis, Minnesota to San Francisco in 1942 during World War II. Prior to that time, she spent years in vaudeville and on the East Coast singing with the Big Bands where she was known as Penny Pepper, the Princess of Swing. After her arrival in San Francisco, she began vocal coaching and performing direction for aspiring talents, many of whom continued into stardom. She organized and produced countless USO shows and concerts within the Sixth Army, touring bases such as the Presidio, Hamilton Field, and VA hospitals, as well as convalescent homes and rehabilitation facilities. For almost two decades, Lorraine would aid the community by co-producing and being musical director for the performing arts productions at Marin Catholic High School where she would transform high school students into Broadway-worthy talent in a matter of months. She loved the theatre and enjoyed traveling to New York City with her husband to attend Broadway shows. She was an accomplished homemaker and is credited with inventing the frozen pie shell and making great Swedish meatballs. Lorraine is survived by her daughter Beth and son-in-law Gene of San Mateo, son Robert Jr. of San Anselmo, son James and daughter-in-law Marianne of Petaluma and eight grandchildren: Catherine, Margaret, Peter, Matthew, Haley, Amy-Lynn, Joseph and Tommy. In accordance with her wishes, a private family memorial service was held. Contributions suggested to Marin Catholic High School Department of Performing Arts, 675 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, Kentfield, CA 94904 or to a charity of choice. 

Harriet Fischer Newell
Born and raised in Alameda, died November 10th, 2001 in San Rafael. She attended Mills College and taught public school in Nevada City. Later she took her turn heading Union Diesel Engine Co., an historical family-owned business in Oakland. She is survived by her son Hank, daughter Wendy, granddaughter Sarinda, and nieces Myra and Virginia. A private Memorial Service will be held. Please make contributions to the charity of your choice in memory of Harriet. 

Mary Brack Smith
Died of Parkinson's Disease in Butte, Montana on October 23, 2001. Mary was born in San Francisco on January 8, 1922, was preceded in death by her parents, Marguerite Brack Smith and Ernest M. (Ernie) Smith. Mary is survived by her siblings E. Maynard Smith of Glen, Montana, and Mickey Cooke and Winfield Smith of Glen Ellen, California, and by numerous nieces and nephews. She lived in San Francisco, Sausalito, and Corte Madera. Mary attended Stockton elementary schools, Dominican Convent in San Rafael, and Burke's School in San Francisco. She graduated from Stanford University in 1944. She worked for the San Francisco Red Cross Blood Bank, and was administrative assistant to Dr. Henry Kaplan, Chief of Radiology at Stanford Lane Hospital. She retired after working as administrator of the House of Music in San Francisco. Mary was an early pioneer of Western skiing. An Ardent skier, she arranged housing for the athletes at the 1960 Winter Olympic Games at Squaw Valley, California. She served on many volunteer boards and was a co-chairman of one of the early KQED auctions. A lover of dogs and cats, Mary was for many years a volunteer for the Guide Dogs for the Blind. Mary's many friends benefited from her culinary skills and remember fondly her many festive and elegant dinner gatherings. The family will hold a private Memorial Service. Donations may be made to the Guide Dogs for the Blind, 350 Los Ranchitos Road, San Rafael 94901, or to the National Parkinson's Foundation, Inc., Development Department, 1501 NW 9th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136-1494. 

Peggy Suvanasarn
Longtime resident of San Rafael, died peacefully at home on Sunday, November 11, 2001 at the age of 48, after a long battle with lung cancer. Peggy, along with her husband Pornchai (Lek), owned and operated the wonderful Thai restaurant Gulf of Siam for many years. The Suvanasarns were pioneers in bringing Thai food to Marin County and introduced many diners in Marin to the particular spicy and aromatic joys of Thai cuisine. Peggy was beloved by customers and all who knew her for her warmth and sense of joy in life. In recent years, Peggy had been employed at Cal Fed Bank, where she was the operation manager at the Greenbrae branch. She had recently become a U.S. citizen, of which she was proud. She was consummately kind, always enthusiastic about life, and possessed of a particularly lovely and beatific smile. She radiated goodness and joy; hugs were a specialty of hers. Peggy is survived by her husband Lek, and children Pinthip and Pornthep (Oat), as well as relatives in Thailand. Memorial gifts may be made to the Suvanasarn Children's College Fund at Cal Fed Bank, 230 Bon Air Center, Greenbrae, California, 94904. There will be a small, family-only Service. 

Richard L. Weber
Of Novato, passed away on Saturday, November 10th, 2001 in Novato. Born in Friend, Nebraska in 1915, he had been a Novato resident since 1948. Mr. Weber joined the U.S. Army in 1936 at Ft. Crook, Nebraska. He received campaign awards for Normandy, Rhineland, and The Ardennes battles in the European theatre in WWII. In 1947, he transitioned to the newly formed U.S. Airforce. He retired as a warrant officer from Hamilton AFB in 1966 after 30 years of service. Mr. Weber joined Bank of Marin in 1966 and retired as the purchasing officer in 1980. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Charles Ward of Novato and his granddaughter, Kristine Skeen of San Francisco. Services will be Friday, November 16 at Keaton's Funeral Home, 1801 Novato Blvd., Novato with Visitation at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 844, Santa Rosa, California, 95402. KEATON'S REDWOOD CHAPEL 415-897-1151. 

IN MEMORIAM
Rose Denise Solari - December 16, 1997
You may not be physically present,
but you are always remembered.
Your son, Arthur 


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