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Grace Storm Atkinson
Grace Atkinson died peacefully on November 9, 2002. We will miss her terribly. She is survived by her parents, Ben and Paula Atkinson, her sisters, Emily and Isabel Atkinson, as well as many loving grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends are invited to attend Memorial Services at Daphne Fernwood Mortuary in Mill Valley on Friday at 2 PM. 

Hans Berge
Age 77, of Corte Madera, CA, passed away peacefully on November 6, 2002. He is lovingly remembered by his wife, Brynhild; daughters, Kristin Clausen of Denmark and Linda Stone of Shingle Springs, CA; son John of Greenbrae, CA; brother Knut and sister Kristine of Bergen, Norway; four grandchildren, Mark and Denise of Denmark, and Samantha and Michael of Shingle Springs; numerous nieces and nephews and sons-in-law, Lars Clausen and Jeffrey Stone. He was born June 8, 1925 in Bergen, Norway and immigrated to Brooklyn NY in 1950, where he met Brynhild Brynlund, his wife of 51 years. Hans and Brynhild moved to San Francisco in 1954. Hans started his career with the Norwegian Government Welfare Service in Brooklyn and San Francisco, providing social services to Norwegian seafarers, followed by 30 years in the maritime industry as an employee of Overseas Shipping Company. He retired as Vice President of Operations in 1990. He enjoyed camping, fishing, skiing, gardening, and spending time with his family and friends. He especially loved to watch his grandchildren play soccer. No services are planned per his request. Remembrances may be made to a charity of your choice. 

Leslie D. Berry
Passed away November 11, 2002, at the age of 74. Les was born in Dodge City, Kansas on November 4, 1928. He moved to California in 1949 after being discharged from the Army-Air Force. After attending Golden Gate University, he was employed as a Financial Operations Manager for Prospect Farms and was employed there for 50 years. He was an active member of the Christian Church of San Rafael and much beloved there, where he served as Treasurer, board member and greeter. His love of the Church and the Lord was evident in his life. He enjoyed youth sports and coached Little League in Las Gallinas Little League in the 1960's and cheered sons and grandsons on at Terra Linda High School. Les enjoyed golf in his later years and was a member of Santa Rosa Golf and Country Club. Les was married to Mary Alyce Burns for 27 years until her passing and then was married to Glenda Rae Fischer for 24 years before his passing. He is survived by his wife, Glenda, and three children, Dian Jones and husband Daniel of San Rafael, Pastor Bill Berry and his wife Connie of San Rafael, Paul Berry and his wife Diana of Novato, stepson, Mark Holling and his wife Shelly of West Hills and stepdaughter Robyn Perez of San Rafael. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, nine grandchildren one great-granddaughter and his brother Vernon Berry of Dallas, Texas. He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Berry and sisters, Louise Holden and Edith Cole. Friends and family are invited to attend a Service on Friday, November 15th, 2002 at 11:00 AM at the Christian Church of San Rafael, 50 Los Ranchitos Road, San Rafael followed by reception at the Church and Interment at Valley Memorial Park in Novato. In place of flowers, donations may be made to the Christian Church of San Rafael where a memorial fund has been established in his name. Keaton's Mortuary 1022 E. Street San Rafael, CA (415) 453-0571 

Charles E. Richardson, Sr.
Age 67 of Marin City passed away November 6, 2002. Family and Friends are invited to attend Funeral Services at 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 15, 2002 at Cornerstone Community Church of God in Christ, 626 Drake Ave. in Marin City. Visitation and Quiet Hour will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, November 14, 2002 at Russell & Gooch Funeral Chapel in Mill Valley. RUSSELL & GOOCH FUNERAL CHAPEL 270 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley 415-388-1573 

Viola Lane Warden
Viola Warden passed away November 11th, 2002 to join her beloved husband, Winsor, who died in 1959. Viola was born Vieno Anna Siegrid Koumalinen in Oulu, Finland on March 5, 1906. In 1907, she, her mother, and her siblings sailed to Boston, Mass. to join her father who had earlier emigrated to the U.S. The family first lived in Hancock, Michigan, and then moved to Berkeley where Viola attended local schools and graduated from Berkeley High School in 1923. She then became a stenographer and worked until she retired as an Executive Secretary at Shell Oil Company in 1959. In 1952, Viola married Winsor Warden of San Francisco. They resided in San Francisco, Greenbrae, and Petaluma; and in 1998, she moved to the Aldersley Retirement Community. Viola is survived by several nephews and nieces and their families. At her request, no funeral or memorial service will be held. Her ashes with those of her late husband will be scattered at sea. 

In Memory
MARIA GOOLSBY, December 9, 1924~November 13, 1979
As mother, spouse or friend you will always be the irreplaceable, uplifting spirit to us. Blissful, unending, heavenly peace is the lot we wish for you; and we yearn that all may be reunited, as the Lord determines. Dick, your children and grandchildren 

Audree Culhane
Age 69, of Mill Valley, passed away November 8, 2002. Her beloved husband Maurice Culhane of Mill Valley survives her. Loving daughter Brigitte Culhane; granddaughter Stella Culhane; brother Ronald Garrigues and his wife Maria; nieces Simone Garrigues and Denise Tidd; and nephew Mark Garrigues also survive her. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass at 10 a.m., Wednesday, November 13, 2002 at St. Mary's Star of the Sea Church, 180 Harrison Street in Sausalito. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m. with a Vigil at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 12, 2002 at Russell & Gooch Funeral Chapel in Mill Valley. Memorial donations may be made to Star of the Sea Food Pantry, 180 Harrison Street, Sausalito, CA 94965. RUSSELL & GOOCH FUNERAL CHAPEL 270 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley 415-388-1573 

Marita Brown King
An heroic struggle with a seven year illness came to a close when Marita, born September 27, 1948, died at home in Ross, CA, on November 8, 2002, surrounded by family members and other loving friends and supporters. Marita's transition is both celebrated and mourned by all whose lives were touched by her vivaciousness, love and enthusiasm for life. She is particularly honored and appreciated for her brave and bold public stance taken on the need to combine the efforts of alternative, eastern methodologies, with the traditional western forms of medicine in the approach and treatment of certain forms of cancer. The strength and dedication Marita displayed during her brief life will forever serve as a model to the medical professionals with whom she worked, as well as for the many unknown supporters, cherished friends, and loving family, for years to come. Marita began her life in San Francisco and was raised in Ross, CA where she attended St. Anselms Catholic School and Dominican School for Girls (now known as San Domenico School) where she graduated with honors in 1966. She later attended the University of San Francisco, transferred to and graduated from, the University of Santa Clara, Magna Cum Laude, 1970, with a BS. Marita later earned a Masters in Psychology and served as a psychologist in the Modesto Unified School District for over 15 years, but not before training to be a flight attendant, flying domestically and internationally for eight years. Marita is survived by her sisters, Sonya Regalia of Santa Rosa, Donna Reis of Sonoma, and Nyia Dohrmann of Orinda; her brothers-in-law, Donald Regalia, Frank Reis, and Geoffrey Dohrmann. She will be missed also by her nieces and nephews, Donya Regalia, Doreen Regalia, Frank Reis, Jr., Debby Reis, Walter Reis, Justin Dohrmann, Andrew Dohrmann, and Ross Dohrmann. Marita's grace, humor, and charm, also will be missed by all those additional relatives, friends, and supporters who grew to love and respect this unique individual. The family wishes to thank all those, in particular, Geoffrey Dohrmann, who extended themselves so graciously toward Marita during her last few years in an effort to make her life more peaceful, comfortable and fulfilling. The Family invites Marita's friends and the extended family members to her Viewing at Keaton's Mortuary, 1022 "E" Street in San Rafael, on Tuesday, November 12th, between 1 and 5 p.m. A Rosary Vigil will be held shortly thereafter at the Mission at San Rafael Arcangel, 1100 5th Avenue, San Rafael, at 7:00 p.m. The Memorial Mass will be held Thursday, November 14th, at 10:00 a.m., at Saint Anselms Catholic Church, 97 Shady Lane, Ross, where she was a parishioner for many years. Interment Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery, 5th Avenue, San Rafael. Donations appreciated to The Marin Hospice Center and/or the UCSF Breast Care Center. KEATON'S MORTUARY 415-453-0571 

Lenard Alfred Rasmussen
With his family encircled, Lenard Alfred Rasmussen surrendered his earthly body the morning of November 3, 2002 after a lengthy fight with esophageal cancer. He loved his home on the Sacramento River in the North Valley of California. He relocated from the Bay Area in 1985. He spent many hours watching the river with all its wild life from the otters' playful stunts, to the beavers busily building their homes making only the slightest ripples, to the fight of the salmon swimming up river. His favorite fish was the fight of the Shad. He was born in Herman, Nebraska, with a brief move to Oregon and back to Tekamah, Nebraska where he graduated from Tekamah High School in 1949. He moved his family to California in 1960 and settled in the East San Francisco Bay Area. He enjoyed his reunions with classmates of 1949. As a Naval veteran of the Korean War, he recently celebrated with shipmates who served on the U.S.S. Jackson. He was a member of the VFW and Elks Los Molinos Chapters and a lifetime constituent of the American Legion. His passion for tinkering, fixing, making and inventing "things" continued throughout his lifetime. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Ethel Nelsine (Jessen) Rasmussen and brother, Franklin E. Rasmussen. His memory will continue to live in the hearts of those he has left behind: daughters, Karla Kaye Rasmussen of Larkspur, California, and Cheri U'Ren; son-in-law Robert "Bob" U'Ren, two grandchildren, Tara Nelsine and Dusten James U'Ren of Santa Rosa, California; LaVonne Rasmussen of Hercules, California; Martin Colborne, of Evanston, Illinois; nieces, Rebecca Finn, Mary Long, and Valorie Jensen; and nephew, Bruce Rasmussen, of Blair, Nebraska, as well as the many friends he has befriended throughout his time. All will miss his hours of stories and unique sense of humor. A Memorial Service will be held at his home in Los Molinos, California on Saturday, November 23, 2002 at 3:00 PM. The family would be honored if contributions in memory of Lenard Rasmussen would be directed to Sutter/VNA Hospice, 1110 N. Dutton Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95401 or Stanford Medical Center -- Intensive Care Unit, 300 Pasteur Dr., Stanford, CA 94305 or Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital Foundation -- Oncology and Cardiac Services, 1111 Sonoma Ave., Suite 302, Santa Rosa, CA 95405. For further information please call DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES, 707-525-3730. 

Robert Alex Espagnolle
Bob Espagnolle, age 84, died peacefully at his home in Novato on Wednesday, October 30, 2002. He was born in Alameda, raised in Sausalito, and graduated from Tamalpais High School. He served his country in WWII as a firefighter on a destroyer in the Pacific. After his discharge from the Navy he became a firefighter in Sausalito for several years before entering the Highway Patrol Academy. As a California Highway Patrolman he was awarded the Medal of Valor pin for lifesaving. He retired after 20 years of service. Bob is survived by his wife of 65 years, Tina (Plaa) Espagnolle, two daughters, Vicki Cerino of Petaluma and Ginny Kessler of Sacramento. He also had six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Services were private. The family asks that contributions in his memory be made to Hospice of Marin. Keaton's Redwood Chapel 415-897-1151 

Dan M. Farley
Passed away November 6, 2002 in Grand Junction, Colorado from a massive stroke at the age of 47. His loving Mother, Grace Farley survives him. His loving Father, Robert Farley, preceded him in death. Survived by Brother Ed (JoAnne) Farley, Bob Farley, Sister, Terri (Chris) Carlson. Devoted Uncle to, Bryan and Jamie Farley, Melissa and Krista Carlson and Kevin Farley. Also survived by many loving Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. Born and raised in Nicasio, CA a town he dearly loved on August 5, 1955. Dan is a graduate of Sir Francis Drake H.S. and the College of the Redwoods. He was a member of Nicasio Druids and 4-H leader. An avid 49er fan, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and coaching youth baseball and football teams. Family and Friends are invited to attend the Rosary, Tuesday, November 12 at 7:00 p.m., Funeral Mass, Wednesday, November 13th at 10:00 a.m. Both at St. Rita's Catholic Church, Fairfax, CA. Burial will be Private. In his memory, donations may be made to St. Mary Preservation Fund, P.O. Box 501, Nicasio, CA 94946. 

Marita L. Brown - King
Of Ross, California passed away November 8, 2002 in San Francisco. Vigil Services will be held Tuesday November 12, 2002 at 7PM at Mission San Rafael Archangel and Funeral Mass will be Thursday November 14, 2002 at 10AM at St. Anselms Catholic Church. Keaton's Mortuary 415-453-0571 

William C. Malone
"Bill" was born in Houston, Texas in 1914. He attended Rice University and then graduated from U.C. Berkeley as an Electrical Engineer. He served in the Navy during WWII. He retired from the Otis Elevator Company in 1972. His loving wife of 57 years, Mildred, passed away in year 2000. William is survived by sons Dennis Malone of Greenbrae and Brian Malone of Novato. Bill spent his last year in the loving care of Windchimes of Kentfield. A Memorial Service will be held Sunday November 17th, 2002 between 10a.m.-12p.m. at Windchimes, Kentfield. 

Thomas F. Piper
Tom Piper passed away Tuesday, September 24, 2002 at Novato Community Hospital at the age of 60. He was born on December 29, 1941 in Lock Haven, PA and starred for the Lock Haven HS basketball team, setting numerous scoring records. He also interviewed then-President Truman while in third grade for the local paper. He graduated from Harvard University in 1963 (winning the school pool and billiards championships along the way) and earned an MBA from Stanford University in 1970. He also served his country, spending time in the U.S. Army. After graduation from Stanford Business School, he held positions with Dillingham Corporation, Motorcar Classics Inc., and finally founded the Piper Advisory Company, using his programming skills and business acumen to develop relational database systems. He achieved the status of Microsoft MVP in FoxPro programming, and was well known and loved amongst the FoxPro community. He also contributed many hours to the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce and served as Secretary for his Stanford Business school class. He will always be remembered as being a very kind, generous, fun-loving and gentle man who was rarely (if ever) caught without his trademark shorts, flip-flops and tan. A season ticket holder for many years, he loved tailgating and attending both San Francisco 49er and Stanford Cardinal football games. He will be sorely missed by his son Ken, his former wife, Barbara, his mother, Margo and numerous friends and family across the country. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Tom's memory to The Piper Foundation (32 Dover Road, Wellesley, MA 02482), a charitable organization founded by Tom's grandfather, which focuses on educational and community-outreach grants. 

Elinor Jane Rayborn
Died from congestive heart failure at age 70 on Tuesday, November 5th, 2002. Jane, as her friends and family called her, was born September 14th, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois to William and Mary Ellen Bolton. She grew up in the Chicago area, and became a noted competitive Western horse rider there. After living in many states in the South and Midwest, Jane moved to Marin County in 1973. She became active in community affairs, serving on the Lucas Valley Homeowners Association board of directors in 1975-76 and as a member of the 1977-78 Marin County Grand Jury. During her life, she pursued her interests in drawing birds and animals, reading, and watching classic Western films. She is survived by her sons Randal Rayborn of San Rafael and Tim Rayborn of Berkeley. Services will be private. Memorial gifts to Guide Dogs for the Blind preferred. 

Victor Severietti
Was born April 15, 1914 in Mississippi. He died November 7, 2002, of heart failure at the age of 88. He was a resident at the Tamalpais Creek ARV Home in Novato. Victor graduated from the 8th grade and then went to work to help support his family. He worked in independent grocery stores, Safeway and retired from Cala/QFI in 1977. Victor was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus. Victor is survived by his daughter-in-law, Helen Severietti, four grandchildren, Nanci Severietti-Boyd, Linda Torres, Ted Severietti, Vicki Severietti and six great grandchildren. A Memorial Mass will be held at Our Lady of Loretto Church on Wednesday, November 13, 2002 at 10:30 AM. Keaton's Redwood Chapel 1801 Novato Blvd., Novato 415-897-1151 

Galilee (Doris) Solmonson
Our precious mother and grandmother, passed away graciously and in peace, November 4, 2002, surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her daughters Ginger Solmonson Inglis of San Rafael, Carol Van Cleeff of Rotterdam, Holland and by her son, Jay Solmonson of Oakland. She is predeceased in death by her daughter Maggie Leitner and her beloved husband, Jim Solmonson, who passed away in 1971. Also survived by eight grandchildren, Isaac, Leah, Elia, Jessie, Jackie, Ronald, Aron and Steven. She also leaves 2 great granddaughters, Rikki and Tislee. A private celebration of Galilee's life has been held. 

Michael Byron Whelan (WHALEBONE)
Passed away on October 29, 2002 after complications from surgery. A United States Marine Corps Vietnam Veteran, Whalebone was an accomplished parachutist, scuba diver, sailor, carpenter and woodworker. He was born in Massachusetts in 1949 and lived in Huntington, Long Island, New York until he entered the Service in 1969. He was a Mill Valley resident since the early '70s. Michael is survived by his parents Ray and Helen Whelan of Margate, Florida, sister Susan of New York, brother John of Tennessee; brother Thomas of Idaho, and sister Sally and brothers Geoff and Steven of Florida, his faithful dog, Mikey, and cherished nieces and nephews. Whalebone was a friend to all -- a big man with a heart to match. He will be missed by all of his friends and family all over the world. His ashes were scattered at sea on Saturday, November 2, 2002, followed that evening by a Celebration of Life in Mill Valley at the 2AM Club and Sweetwater. Donations may be made to the Marin County Humane Society. 

Kenneth Theodore Hansen
Of Mill Valley, CA, passed away November 6th, 2002 at the age of 84. He is survived by his wife of 56 years Frances Hansen, daughters Lisa Doyal and Nancy Helms, five granddaughters and three great grandchildren. Kenneth was a native of San Mateo, CA. He was employed in San Francisco in Insurance Claims for many years. He will be missed by his family and friends. Kenneth will be remembered for his good sense of humor and caring ways. A Memorial Service will be held at Peace Lutheran Church in Mill Valley, Saturday, November 16th at 2:00 p.m. Memorial contributions to your favorite charity. 

Suzanne Hartman Studley
Longtime Novato resident, passed away at home on Saturday, November 2, 2002. Suzy was born in Ross, CA in 1956 and grew up in the Ross/Greenbrae area, graduating from Marin Catholic. She studied law and recreation at San Jose State, and returned to settle in San Rafael. She married Anthony Studley in 1978 after a whirlwind courtship. In 1980, after the birth of their daughter Samantha, they moved to Novato and created a wonderful home. Their son Andersen was born in 1982. Everyone who knew Suzy knows that there are no adequate words to express what a gift her life was. She had the ability to deeply touch people. The family is posting a web page in her honor and would appreciate you sharing your memories with us. Please see the page at http://homepage.mac.com/Studley/Suzy A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, November 10th at 5 p.m. at the Bayside Community Church, 1461 S. Novato Blvd., Novato. Keaton's Redwood Chapel 415-897-1151 

Marie Helen Templeman
Born December 31, 1923 passed away peacefully at her home in San Rafael on Wednesday, November 6, 2002 comforted by her two daughters, Judith Murray and Catherine Templeman Moriarty. Marie was married for 59 years to her sweetheart and lifelong companion, Edward W. Templeman, who died in May of 2000. Marie was preceded in death by her son, Edward W Templeman II who died at the age of 25 in 1975. Marie attended Tamalpais High School and worked at Pacific Bell for 37 years. She was a very loving and thoughtful lady with great class who loved her family dearly. In addition to her two daughters, she will be greatly missed by her grandchildren, Martin Murray Jr., Teri Powell, and Meagan Moriarty. Her great granddaughters, Alyssa and Jelina Powell. Her sister-in-law, Janet (Templeman) Rowland and her two sons-in-law Martin K. Murray Sr. and Scott Moriarty whom she thought of as her own sons. A private family service will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Avenue, Corte Madera, 94925 or the M.S. Society, 150 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612. 

George L. Vicino, Retired Teamster
Passed away on Wednesday, November 6, 2002 at his home in San Rafael. He was 77 years old. George was born Thursday July 16, 1925 to Antonio and Louisa Vicino in San Francisco, CA. For 32 years of George's life he was a teamster, delivering French bread for Baroni's and Toscona Bakeries. He was quite a gamer. He loved playing cards, attending horse races and his Reno trips. George was an Army Veteran, lifetime member of the American Legion, a 50 year member of the Galileo Club of Richmond, an Elk, a Native Son of the Golden West, a member of the VFW, Club Italia and the Marin Rod & Gun Club. George is survived by his wife of 31 years Yvonne Lorraine Gregory, his children Louise Shipman (Glen), George Vicino, and Diana Edens (Jim). His grandchildren Steven and Paul Shipman, Matt Wilmes, Joseph Vicino and Jon and Jay Edens, as well as his great grandchildren Matt Jr. and James will also miss him. He also leaves behind his brother Louis (Louise) Vicino. George was struck by tragedy in 1970 with the passing of his first wife Josephine and again in 1987 with the loss of his grandson Lance Redmon. Friends are invited to celebrate George's life at 11:00 AM on Monday November 11th, 2002 in San Rafael, CA at the Mission Chapel of Saint Raphael's Catholic Church, 1104 5th Ave. Private Burial Services will be held at Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery in San Rafael. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in George's memory to Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Avenue, Corte Madera, CA 94925. Funeral assistance provided by Mount Tamalpais Mortuary & Cemetery 2500 5th Avenue, San Rafael, CA 415-459-2500 

Bernard "Barney" Zanoni
A life long resident of San Rafael, he was born on May 6, 1918. He attended St. Raphael's and Tamalpais High School. He retired from United Ambulance Company and Neil Cummins School. He was a veteran of the Army, a St. Raphael parishioner and usher. He was a member of the Marin Rod and Gun Club, SIRS, and Club Italia of Marin. Bernard leaves five sisters Philomena Harris, Mary Borzini, Eleanor Miller, and Martha Coleman of San Rafael, Lena Ragni of Millbrae, and brothers Angelo Zanoni of San Rafael and John Zanoni of Citrus Heights and his long time friend Marti Brown. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Raphael School. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Raphael Church on Saturday, November 9, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. KEATON MORTUARY 1022 E Street, San Rafael 

Willard L. Kurtz
Willard Kurtz passed away peacefully at The Redwoods in Mill Valley on October 15, 2002, at the age of 90. Bill was the beloved husband of Violet nee Schoneberg, father of Steve and Larry, father-in-law of Theresa and Melissa, grandfather of Matthew, Kelly and Katie, brother of Arthur, brother-in-law of Emily and friend to many, all of whom appreciated his generosity, devotion, decency and sense of humor, and grieve his passing. Bill was born March 2, 1912, and lived most of his life in St. Louis. In 1998, he and Vi moved to Mill Valley to be closer to their sons and his brother. While in Mill Valley, he received wonderful care from his physicians at Kaiser and the staff of The Redwoods, allowing him to enjoy a wonderful quality of life until his passing. Bill was most proud of his 43-year career at Laclede Gas Company in St. Louis, which included serving as secretary of his AFL-CIO union chapter and later in the leadership of the Laclede Association of Retired Persons. A Memorial for Bill will be held November 23, 2002, at The Redwoods in Mill Valley. Memorial contributions may be made to The Friends of The Redwoods, 40 Camino Alto, Mill Valley, CA, 94941. 

Joseph T. Morini (Captain Joey)
Passed away peacefully in Novato on November 5, 2002 at 60 years of age. He lived in Novato for 32 years. Beloved husband of Carmel Morini for 41 years; loving father of Annette (Jim) Van Lare, Fred Morini, Sharon (Bob) Grenier, and Diane Morini; caring grandfather of Marie Morini; dear brother-in-law of Fred and Annette Bernardini; and many cherished nieces and nephews. He was a proud owner of Captain Joey's Sportfishing located in S.F. Fisherman's Wharf. He also loved to drag race with his son Fred. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Cancer Society. Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the Vigil on Monday, November 11, 2002 at 7 p.m. at the chapels of Green Street Mortuary, 649 Green St., S.F. You may come visit after 12 p.m. on Monday. There will be a Funeral Mass on Tuesday, November 12, 2002 at 11 a.m. at Saints Peter and Paul Church, 666 Filbert St., S.F. Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in San Rafael, CA. Green Street Mortuary 

Galilee (Doris) Solmonson
Our precious mother and grandmother, passed away graciously and in peace, November 4, 2002, surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her daughters Ginger Solmonson Inglis of San Rafael and Carol Van Cleeff of Rotterdam, Holland. She is predeceased in death by her daughter Maggie Lehner and son, Jay Solmonson of Oakland, and her beloved husband, Jim Solmonson, who passed away in 1971. Also survived by eight grandchildren, Isaac, Leah, Elia, Jessie, Jackie, Ronald, Aron and Steven. She also leaves 2 great granddaughters, Rikki and Tislee. A private celebration of Galilee's life has been held. 

Suzanne Hartman Studley
Longtime Novato resident, passed away at home on Saturday, November 2, 2002. Suzy was born in Ross, CA in 1956 and grew up in the Ross/Greenbrae area, graduating from Marin Catholic. She studied law and recreation at San Jose State, and returned to settle in San Rafael. She married Anthony Studley in 1978 after a whirlwind courtship. In 1980, after the birth of their daughter Samantha, they moved to Novato and created a wonderful home. Their son Andersen was born in 1982. Everyone who knew Suzy knows that there are no adequate words to express what a gift her life was. She had the ability to deeply touch people. The family is posting a web page in her honor and would appreciate you sharing your memories with us. Please see the page at http://homepage.mac.com/Studley/Suzy A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, November 10th at 5 p.m. at the Bayside Community Church, 1461 S. Novato Blvd., Novato. Keaton's Redwood Chapel 415-897-1151 

George L. Vicino, Retired Teamster
Passed away on Wednesday, November 6, 2002 at his home in San Rafael. He was 77 years old. George was born Thursday July 16, 1925 to Antonio and Louisa Vicino in San Francisco, CA. For 32 years of George's life he was a teamster, delivering French bread for Baroni's and Toscona Bakeries. He was quite a gamer. He loved playing cards, attending horse races and his Reno trips. George was an Army Veteran, lifetime member of the American Legion, a 50 year member of the Galileo Club of Richmond, an Elk, a Native Son of the Golden West, a member of the VFW, Club Italia and the Marin Rod & Gun Club. George is survived by his wife of 31 years Yvonne Lorraine Gregory, his children Louise Shipman (Glen), George Vicino, and Diana Edens (Jim). His grandchildren Steven and Paul Shipman, Matt Wilmes, Joseph Vicino and Jon and Jay Edens, as well as his great grandchildren Matt Jr. and James will also miss him. He also leaves behind his brother Louis (Louise) Vicino. George was struck by tragedy in 1970 with the passing of his first wife Josephine and again in 1987 with the loss of his grandson Lance Redmon. Friends are invited to celebrate George's life at 11:00 AM on Monday November 11th, 2002 in San Rafael, CA at the Mission Chapel of Saint Raphael's Catholic Church, 1104 5th Ave. Private Burial Services will be held at Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery in San Rafael. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in George's memory to Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Avenue, Corte Madera, CA 94925. Funeral assistance provided by Mount Tamalpais Mortuary & Cemetery 2500 5th Avenue, San Rafael, CA 415-459-2500 

Simone Di Caprio
Entered the gates of Heaven on November 6, 2002. Simone was born on July 16, 1907 in St. Agata Dei Goti, Benevento in Italy. He emigrated to the United States on December 24, 1919 through Ellis Island and quickly became a great admirer of his new country. He lived in Brooklyn and Queens New York for 59 years where he owned a shoe repair business. He retired in 1978, moved to California, and has resided in Larkspur for 15 years. Simone loved and adored his family especially Emilia his wife of over 65 years. He was the perfect example of a father to his son, Anthony, daughter Flavia and their spouses Janice and David. His spirit also lives in his six grandchildren Anthony Jr., Lisa, Paul, Christina, Maria and Flavia; and six great-grandchildren Crista, Jenna, Nicholas, Isabella, Mateo, and Helena. He will be remembered as a gentle and loving man who always had a twinkle in his eye and a smile that melted the hearts of all who knew him. His compassion, guidance, wisdom, and spirit will be sorely missed by his family, friends and all who knew him. Friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass Friday, November 8, 2002 at 10:30 AM at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 114 King Street, Larkspur. Friends may call for Visitation Thursday, November 7, 2002 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM and attend the Vigil Service at 7:00 PM at RUSSELL & GOOCH FUNERAL CHAPEL, Mill Valley. Entombment Valley Memorial Park, Novato. Memorial gifts preferred in his memory to Helping Hands at St. Patrick's Church, Larkspur; Marin Breast CancerWatch, 25 Bellam Blvd, Suite #260, San Rafael; or to Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Avenue, Corte Madera. RUSSELL & GOOCH FUNERAL CHAPEL 270 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley 415-388-1573 

Gary D. Clark
Died while on vacation in Florida on November 2, 2002. Mr. Clark was born on January 18, 1942 in Concord, CA. He was a retired Claims Supervisor for the California Auto Association and worked for various offices in the Bay Area. Gary was an avid and skilled wood worker, making many items in his garage. He enjoyed fishing and traveling. He and his wife visited many parts of the world -- Europe, Mexico and Hawaii. He was a 13 year resident of Marin. Gary is survived by his beloved wife Johnae Steinhilber Clark; his two children Melinda Dawn Adams of Woodbridge and Chad Raymond Clark of L.A.; also survived by his father Charles R. Clark of Antioch; his mother Hazel Clark predeceased him. He is also survived by his brother Larry Clark and two grandchildren. Friends are invited to attend the Funeral Services on Saturday, November 9, 2002 at Monte's Chapel of the Hills, 330 Red Hill Ave., San Anselmo at 11:00 AM. There will be a private Interment in Fresno. Visitation will begin at 9:00 AM Saturday at the Funeral Home. MONTE'S CHAPEL OF THE HILLS Family Owned and Operated 415-453-8440 

Edward F. Delger
Retired attorney died at home in San Rafael on November 3, 2002. He was a native of San Francisco and a graduate of Hasting College of Law. He served in the Merchant Marines during WWII. He is survived by his wife Leila. A private family service will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Avenue, Corte Madera, CA 94925. KEATON MORTUARY 1022 E Street, San Rafael 415-453-0571 

William Joseph Doucet
Passed away in San Luis Obispo on October 25, 2002 after a brief illness. A Marin County native, he was 85 years old. He was born and raised in Sausalito and graduated from Tamalpais High School. He owned and operated several automotive businesses in Marin throughout his career. After retiring he traveled and lived in Mexico for several years before settling in Morro Bay. It can be said he enjoyed life and lived his to its fullest. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Libbie and son Brad. He is survived by his son Neil, three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Cremation and Burial at Sea per his request. Memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity. 

Joseph T. Morini (Captain Joey)
Passed away peacefully in Novato on November 5, 2002 at 60 years of age. He lived in Novato for 32 years. Beloved husband of Carmel Morini for 41 years; loving father of Annette (Jim) Van Lare, Fred Morini, Sharon (Bob) Grenier, and Diane Morini; caring grandfather of Marie Morini; dear brother-in-law of Fred and Annette Bernardini; and many cherished nieces and nephews. He was a proud owner of Captain Joey's Sportfishing located in S.F. Fisherman's Wharf. He also loved to drag race with his son Fred. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Marin Cancer Society. Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the Vigil on Monday, November 11, 2002 at 7 p.m. at the chapels of Green Street Mortuary, 649 Green St., S.F. You may come visit after 12 p.m. on Monday. There will be a Funeral Mass on Tuesday, November 12, 2002 at 11 a.m. at Saints Peter and Paul Church, 666 Filbert St., S.F. Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in San Rafael, CA. Green Street Mortuary 

Jean Moore Polland, 12/12/1908 ~ 11/01/2002
Jean Polland, 93, a life long resident of Marin County, passed away peacefully on November 1, 2002, surrounded by her loving family. Jean was the daughter of Harry J. and Ethel Moore of Ross. She attended Ross Grammar School, Katherine Branson School and Pine Manor College. Jean was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Dr. W. Scott Polland. She is survived by her sister, Marian Hall, and by her four children: Scott Polland Jr., Jeanie Raiser, Peggy Weeden, and Marian Preston; 10 grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren. Jean and her family resided in Ross, where she enjoyed her menagerie of animals: two pet deer, several goats, a burro and a variety of other barnyard pets. She had a wonderful sense of humor and on special occasions would march the menagerie through the house. Jean was a kind, thoughtful, positive person, who was always there to help and support others. She enjoyed her large family and had a personal connection with each member. Jean was always ready to help out those less fortunate than herself. She was a volunteer for Sunny Hills for almost 60 years, beginning at the age of 12. During World War II, Jean was a Grey Lady and took care of wounded soldiers at Hamilton Field. She spoke publicly and wrote articles on the importance of improving public education. She was founder and volunteer for the Marin Wildlife Museum. Jean volunteered at the Street Ministry, helping to feed and house the homeless. She was strong in her beliefs and marched for peace and human rights. Under the professional guidance of artists Percy Grey and Ray Strong, Jean began oil painting as a hobby. She became a respected artist in the community and belonged to the Marin Society of Artists. She loved being near the ocean and spent many hours painting at the various beaches along the California Coast. Along with her art, she had a great love of classical music and was active in the San Rafael Symphony Guild. Friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Jean's Life, to be held at St. John's Episcopal Church in Ross on Monday, December 2 at 11:00 a.m. Donations may be made to Huntington's Disease of America or a charity of your choice. 

Merlin G. Sheldon, A Resident of San Anselmo
Passed away on November 4, 2002 after a long illness at age 88. His wife of 47 years passed away before him in 1999. He is survived by his daughter Karen Sheldon of Fairfield and his son Chad Sheldon of Santa Rosa, and two grandchildren Frank and Aaron. He was also survived by two brothers, two sisters, and two nephews. Merlin was a Credit Union Manager with Southern Pacific Railroad for 27 years. For many years he was the Treasurer of the Town of San Anselmo and Scout Master of Troop #15. He was a naturalist with bird watching his main interest. Merlin was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of San Anselmo since 1956 and a Deacon there. Up until September he was working two days a week as the Church Treasurer. He was a native of California. Friends are invited to attend the Memorial Service on Sunday, November 10, 2002 at 1:00 PM at The First Presbyterian Church of San Anselmo, 72 Kensington Road, San Anselmo, CA. Visitation will be Friday, November 8, 2002 between 3:00 and 7:00 PM at Monte's Chapel of the Hills, 330 Red Hill Avenue, San Anselmo, CA. Inurnment Memory Garden First Presbyterian Church of San Anselmo. Monte's Chapel of the Hills Family Owned and Operated San Anselmo ~ 415-453-7082 

Margaret Artigiani
Passed away at 86, peacefully in her home after a long illness. Her family held a loving vigil with her to the very end. She led a rich, full life and had an infinitely kind and generous spirit. She was a wonderful mother and mother-in-law and a sweet, loving grandmother to her 16 grandchildren and her 14 great grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by all of her family and dear friends but we take solace in knowing she is finally with the man she loved her whole life, our beloved father, Frank Artigiani. Margaret is survived by her five children, Frances Cronin, Henrietta Morgan, Joseph Artigiani, Ziya Cuevas and Rosalie Pozzi. Friends are invited to attend the Funeral Service on Friday, November 8, 2002 at 10:00 AM at St. Anselm's Catholic Church, Ross, CA. A Vigil Service will be held Thursday, November 7, 2002 at 7:00 PM at Monte's Chapel of the Hills, 330 Red Hill Avenue, San Anselmo, CA. Visitation will be Thursday at the Funeral Home after 3:00 PM. Interment will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Memorial gifts to Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Avenue, Corte Madera, CA 94925 preferred. Monte's Chapel of the Hills Family Owned and Operated San Anselmo ~ 415-453-8440


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