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BOYER, L. Bryce -- Died August 8th at the age of 84, of complications related to respiritory illness. He is survived by his beloved wife Ruth; his devoted sons Dewey & Nehemiah; his nine grandchildren; and six great grand children. For over 50 years, Dr. Boyer devoted himself to psychoanalysis, to the treatment of seriously disturbed patients, to writing numerous articles and books, and to the teaching of his original ideas, for which he became internationally renowned. His work with the Apache nation resulted in lifelong bonds with its people. His commitment to truth and his enormous capacity for love earned him the devotion of friends around the world. Memorial Service 1pm Sat., Aug. 12, at Oak Park Hills Chapel, 3111 N. Main St., Walnut Creek. Donations in his memory may be made to Boyer House Foundation. 

BURKE, Mary Ellen (nee Harrington) -- Born in San Francisco on March 21, 1915, Mary passed away August 7, 2000. Wife of the late Chas. T. Burke. Survivors indude her children Ellen, Patrick & Maryanne; five grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. Mary was a devout Catholic and a dedicated RN at St. Mary's Hospital and Macy's downtown. Proud graduate of St. Paul's elementary & high school, and St. Mary's Hospital School of Nursing. Longtime parishioner of Most Holy Redeemer Church. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Sebastian's Catholic Church, Sebastopol, on Friday, August 11, 2000 at 1:00PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Clausen House, 88 Bernon Ave., Oakland, CA 94610, 510-839-0050. Arrangements under the direction of: PLEASANT HILLS MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY -- Sebastopol 

CAREY, Mary R. (Marion) -- In Citrus Heights, CA, on August 7, 2000 of cancer; age 73. Born April 16, 1927 in San Francisco, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Flynn) Meehan, both natives of Ireland. A graduate of St. Paul's High School in San Francisco. Preceded in death in 1997 by her husband of over 36 years, Edward (Ted) Carey. She is survived by her son Timothy of Daly City; her daughter Maureen Carey-Klaas (Paul) of Tracy; her brother Joseph B. Meehan of Guerneville; her sister Claire Clinch (Watt) of Roseville; her nephews Brian Carey of Daly City, Brian Clinch (Amy) of Folsom, and Kevin Clinch (Gini) of San Francisco; her niece Katie Martin (Jim) of Citrus Heights; and six grand nieces and nephews. A Memorial Mass will be offered Friday, August 11, at 11:00 AM in Our Lady of Mercy Church, One Elmwood Avenue, Daly City. The family suggests contributions to the American Cancer Society or a cancer society of the donor's choice. Arrangements by Chapel of the Valley -- Roseville 916-797-1448 

CHEW, George -- An active member of the Bay Area Chinese community, passed away in Oakland on August 7, 2000 at the age of 95. He was a past Grand President of the Chinese American Citizens Alliance, President of the Pan American Loong Kong Tien Yee Association, Vice President of the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association and Director of the Chinese Times. He was born in Los Angeles on February 22, 1905. He is survived by his daughter Gloriette Fong Pawlowski; and his grandchildren Brian, Darryl and Larisa. Friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service on August 12, 2000 Saturday at 12:00 noon at Grant Miller Mortuary Chapel. Entombment will follow at Mt. View Cemetery, Oakland. Memorial contributions may be sent to either the Oakland Loong Kong at 379 9th Street, Oakland CA 94607, or the Oakland Lodge of the CACA at 303 8th Street, Oakland CA 94607. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CALL: Grant Miller - John Cox Mortuary 2850 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, CA 94609 Tel. (510) 451-6434 FD 171 

FARLEY, Patricia -- At home August 6, 2000 at the age of 82. Loving wife of the late Harold Farley; loving mother of Jacqueline and the late Bruce Farley; devoted grandmother of Nicole; sister of James McTiernan. Native of San Francisco. At her request no service will be held. 

HALEY, Charlotte S. -- 91, died August 7, 2000 in Palo Alto. Widow of Dan Haley. She is survived by sons Dan Jr. and wife Olivia, Michael and wife Barbara, all of Los Altos; daughter Ellen Dederian and husband Sam of San Rafael; sisters-in-law Kathleen Haley of Palo Alto and Patti Washburn of Shelton, WA; ten loving grandchildren and spouses; and ten adoring great-grandchildren; numerous cousins, nieces & nephews. A Memorial Mass will be held Monday, August 14, 11:00 AM. St. William Church in Los Altos. 

HOAG, Martin Winston -- A popular man about town in the heyday of the San Francisco bar scene, died August 4 of respiratory failure at the University of California Medical Center in San Francisco. He was 77.Mr. Hoag was born March 1, 1923 in Orland, California. He attended the University of Idaho, where he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He saw combat during World War II in France and Germany with the 821st Tank Destroyer Battalion. After the war, he moved to San Francisco where he entered the clothing business, working for such fashionable stores as J. Press, Robert Kirk, Ltd. and Cable Car Clothiers. A quiet yet gregarious man with a wry sense of humor and a love of jazz music, he became a familiar figure in the 1950s, '60s and '70s in such downtown bars as the old Templebar and in the many North Beach night spots that flourished then. He included among his friends such legendary San Francisco characters as the one-time ''King of North Beach'' Coke Infante; bar publicist and bar-hopper extraordinaire Glenn Dorenbush; the great jazz bassist Vernon Alley; and former 49er stars Eddie Forrest and Monty Stickles. Mr. Hoag fell ill a month ago from a back ailment that eventually required surgery. He is survived by his niece Claudia Carlsson; and his grand niece Kajsa Carlsson, both of Reston, Virginia. There will be no funeral service. 

KENNY, Beatrice M. -- In Petaluma on August 3, 2000. Loving sister of the late Bill Kenny of San Francisco, Gary F. Kenny of Grass Valley, and Mary C. Hill of Rohnert Park. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. A native of San Francisco; age 72. Private family services. 

LOW, Henry S., Jr. -- January 13, 1921 to August 3, 2000. Henry S. Low Jr. went to a better place last week. He was 79 years old. Hank was a retired physical therapist, avid golfer, lover of dining out, and devoted active Cal Berkeley alumnus. The oldest of nine children, Hank was born in Shekie, China and came to the US with his parents when he was eighteen months old. The family moved up and down the west coast and lived in Los Angeles, Tacoma, Yakima, Portland, Oakland and Berkeley. Hank served in the Army Air Force during World War II as a Staff Sergeant and was awarded several medals. After the war, Hank attended UC Berkeley, then UCSF, specializing in Physical Therapy. He worked at the county hospital and in private practices in Concord and Orinda. After retiring, he traveled to Alaska, the Caribbean, Hawaii, Oregon, Palm Desert, and Florida. He loved to gather with friends and family and loved his grandchildren. He will be remembered by his wife Janette of nearly 50 years; sons Morry, Clifford, Sheldon, Jeffrey and Brian; daughter Dana; daughters-in-law Liz and Mary; son-in-law Mark; grandchildren Travis, Adam, Kevin, Andrea, Caitlin, Casey, Tyler, Sarah and Ross; and siblings Jimmy, Gloria, Jack, Al, and Eddie. Come join us as we celebrate his life in a Memorial Service on Friday, August 11, 2000 in Walnut Creek at 5:00 in the Gateway Clubhouse in Rossmoor. Bring your memories of Hank to share with others. Donations may be made in memory of Henry Low to Bear Backers, 2223 Fulton Street, 3rd Floor, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720; or to the National Kidney Foundation of Northern California, 553 Pilgrim Drive, Suite C, Foster City, CA, 94404. BRYANT & MOORE CHAPEL (925) 682-1100 

PANG, Lynn Shaw -- A resident of San Francisco for 54 years, passed away on August 6, 2000 at age 85. Beloved husband of Edna L. Pang; loving father of Gerald and Terence Lee & Rosalyn (Jim) Lee-Herrera; and four grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren. Lynn is survived by his brothers L. K. 'Pap' Pang of Clarksdale, MS, Andy (Mamie) Pang of Marks, MS, Tim Pang of Carmichael, CA; sisters Gene (Noah) Chinn of Memphis, TN, Doris Wong of Palo Alto, CA; sisters-in-law Stella Pang of Dallas, TX, Zoe Pang of San Francisco, and Eva Pang of Houston, TX; and numerous nieces and nephews. Born in Dublin, Mississippi on July 17, 1915, he was a member of 57th Fighter Group/64th Squadron (in service from 1941-1945, WWII), Past President and member of both Federation of Chinese Golf Clubs and SF Chinese Golf Club, Past Commander of American Legion Cathay Post #384, and Past Chairman of the Selective Service Board. Friends may visit Sunday, August 13, 2000 from 5-7pm and are invited to attend a Vigil Service from 7-8pm followed by Funeral Service on Monday, August 14, 2000 at 12 Noon at HALSTED N. GRAY - CAREW & ENGLISH, 1123 Sutter St., San Francisco. Private Interment. In lieu of flowers the family prefer donations to be sent to the St. Mary's Building Fund, 910 Broadway, SF, CA 94133. COMPLIMENTARY PARKING 

PHILIPPEOS, Diane Dimitry -- Born July 28th, 1935 in Berlin, Germany. Passed away in her sleep at home in the early morning hours of July 22nd, 2000. She is survived by her sons Christopher, Thomas, Steven and Peter, all of San Francisco. Also survived by numerous family members and friends throughout Germany and abroad. Memorial Services will be held Saturday, August 12th, 3PM at Christ Church Lutheran, located at 20th Ave. & Quintara. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the American Diabetes Association.

SALERNO, Frank J. -- In Park Ridge, IL on August 6, 2000. Co-Owner of Rosario D. Salerno's Sons Funeral Homes. Beloved husband of Rose (nee Bozek); devoted father of Marie and Francine Salerno; dear brother of the late Ralph J., Joseph R. (late Ella), Anthony G.(Mary), Dr. Marie G., Rosario D. (Esther), George W. (Rose), and Philip P. Salerno; fond brother-in-law of Eleanor (late Jerry), Ann (late Tony) Domino, Theresa (Louis) Solimini; dear uncle and great uncle of many nieces and nephews. Also a member of Italian Chanber of Commerce, Past President Fraternal Order of Eagles, Calabresi in America, order Sons of Italy Chesrow Lodge, Woodmen of the World, and the San Fili Club. Funeral is Saturday 8-12-00, 9:30a.m. at SALERNO'S GALEWOOD CHAPELS, 1857 N. Harlem Ave., Chicago, IL to St. Giles Church. Mass 10:30a.m. Interment Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Visitation is on Thursday and Friday from 3-9p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Fairfax Community Church, 2398 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Fairfax, CA 94930 appreciated. For info: (773) 889-1700. 

SANTIAGO, Carlos -- Passed away on August 5, 2000 in Santa Rosa, CA, at the age of 77 years. A native of Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico. Family and Friends may visit Thursday, from 1 PM to 9 PM, and are invited to attend a Chapel Service, at 6:00 PM, at VALENCIA STREET SERRA MORTUARY, 1465 Valencia Street, S.F. Interment Serbian Cemetery, Colma, CA. DRISCOLL'S, COMISKY, ANDERSON VALENCIA STREET SERRA MORTUARY 415-970-8801 

SANTOS, Maria Luisa (Mary) -- In San Francisco on August 9, 2000; age 95 years. A resident of San Francisco's Potrero Hill District and parishoner of Saint Teresa's Church for nearly 60 years, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Anthony J. Santos and adored daughter, Patricia D. Santos, a performer in the 1970s with the San Francisco rock group, It's A Beautiful Day. The eldest of nine children born to Jesus and Maria Luisa Yslas in the border town of Nogales in the then territory of Arizona, she is survived by sisters Natalie Bazurto, a resident of Bend, Oregon, and Grace Calixtro, a resident of Green Valley, Arizona; and by numerous nephews, nieces, grand and great-grand nephews and nieces. Friends are invited to attend a Vigil and Rosary on Friday, August 11 at 5:00 PM at VALENTE MARINI PERATA & CO., 4840 Mission St., San Francisco. At her request, arrangements have been made for cremation. 415-333-0161 

SILVEN, Fran Seyler -- 61, of Sparks, Nevada, died August 4, 2000 at Northern Nevada Medical Center, Sparks. A native of the Philippines, she was born September 12, 1938 to Frederick and Ruby (Liston) Barron and had lived in Sparks since October 1994, coming from Concord, California. Mrs. Silven was retired from Contra Costa County Social Services and was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Sparks. Surviving are husband, Jerry Silven, of Sparks; son, Jim Seyler, of Reno; daughter, Tricia Seyler, of Rohnert Park, CA; sister, Jane Lualhati, of Daly City, CA; and two grandchildren. Private cremation was at Sierra Crematory, Reno, under the direction of WALTON'S SPARKS FUNERAL HOME. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 712 Mill St., Reno, NV 89502. 

YEE, Lincoln -- Ascended to Heaven on August 8, 2000. Beloved husband of Helen for 54 years; devoted father of Roberta (Larry), Fulton (Peggy), Trice (Jo), and Kal; and cherished grandfather of Greg, Nicole, Michael and Kevin. He served as Grand President and Elder of Yee Fung Toy Association, Director of Hop Wo Association, Director of Chinese Six Co. Benevolent Association, Director of Kwong Fook Tong and Chinese Hospital Trustee. Friends are invited to the Wake Service at 7PM on Saturday, August 12, 2000 and to attend the funeral service on August 13, 2000, 10AM at HALSTED N. GRAY - CAREW & ENGLISH, 1123 Sutter Street, S.F. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Colma, CA. Complimentary Parking 

CHESSON, Clifton Earl -- In San Francisco August 7, 2000; survived by son, John; and daughter, Kathy; and mother, Mary Pinnow. Also survived by sisters, Dewayna (Pinnow) Kanae and Doris Sandy; and brothers, Mervin Pinnow and John Chesson; aged 51 years. Private services will be in Hawaii. ARTHUR J. SULLIVAN & CO., DIRECTORS (415) 621-4567 

CHEW, George -- An active member of the Bay Area Chinese community, passed away in Oakland on August 7, 2000 at the age of 95. He was a past Grand President of the Chinese American Citizens Alliance, President of the Pan American Loong Kong Tien Yee Association, Vice President of the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association and Director of the Chinese Times. He was born in Los Angeles on February 22, 1905. He is survived by his daughter Gloriette Fong Pawlowski; and his grandchildren Brian, Darryl and Larisa. Friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service on August 12, 2000 Saturday at 12:00 noon at Grant Miller Mortuary Chapel. Entombment will follow at Mt. View Cemetery, Oakland. Memorial contributions may be sent to either the Oakland Loong Kong at 379 9th Street, Oakland CA 94607, or the Oakland Lodge of the CACA at 303 8th Street, Oakland CA 94607. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CALL: Grant Miller - John Cox Mortuary 2850 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, CA 94609 Tel. (510) 451-6434 FD 171 

DIAZ, Raymond -- At rest August 2, 2000. Loving brother of Mary Dominguez and the late Mike and Joe Diaz. Survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Age 72 years. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service Saturday, August 12, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. at the chapels of VALENTE, MARINI, PERATA & CO., 4840 Mission St., S.F. Memorial contributions are preferred in lieu of flowers. 415-333-0161 

ERDELATZ, John S. -- Died on Aug. 7th at St. Agnes Hospital in Fresno, CA. Born April 12th 1928 in Berkeley, CA. Graduate of U.C. Berkeley class of 1952. Army paratrooper in WWII, local salesman. Survived by wife Dawn of Oakland; daughter Jan Erdelatz of Oakland; granddaughter Stephanie Tregea of Oakland; and sister Helen Brandon of Bellevue, WA. Memorial Services will be held at the Faculty Club, U.C. Berkeley, on Monday, Aug. 14th at 4:00 p.m. Donations in memory of John can be made to UC Berkeley men's football program c/o Bear Backers, U.C. Berkeley, CA 94720.

HANSEN, Norma Warren -- Widow of the late Carl Ludwig Hansen, died Monday, August 7, from complications following a broken hip. Born in San Francisco and reared in Atherton, she graduated from Castilleja School in Palo Alto and William and Mary College in Williamsburg, Virginia, where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi. She is survived by many friends. None will forget her caring and gentle ways or her loyal and loving friendship toward them. She became a member of The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in California in 1957. She was Regent of Gunston Hall Plantation in Lorton, Virginia, from 1972 until 1982. She was President of the California Dames from 1982 to 1984. She was also California Associate Trustee of the Friends of Sulgrave Manor in England for 12 years. In 1995 she became one of the twelve National Trustees of Sulgrave Manor - a position she held until her death. She was a member of The Francisca Club in San Francisco and a member of the Friends of Vieillies Maison Francaise, an organization to preserve and restore chateaux in France. She served as a Red Cross Gray Lady at Letterman Hospital during World War II. A talented artist, particularly of animals, which she loved. Her Christmas cards were reproductions of her animal paintings. At her request there will be no service. Donations in her memory may be made to the SPCA, 2500 - 16th Street, San Francisco 94103, The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in California, Octagon House, 2645 Gough Street, San Francisco 941223 or a charity of choice. 

HARDWIG, Olga M. -- Passed away on August 7, 2000 in Walnut Creek, CA at the age of 90. Born in New Knoxville, OH she was one of thirteen children of Herman and Mary Hoge. A nursing graduate of Case Western Reserve University, she was trained as a nurse anesthetist. She married Dr. Oswald C. Hardwig and raised her family in Waverly, IA. They moved to Walnut Creek, CA in 1964 when Dr. Hardwig became the first medical director of Rossmoor Clinic. She was a fifty-year member of P.E.O. She was preceeded in death by her husband in 1967. She is survived by three children: John Hardwig of Knoxville, Tenn., Ann Jensen of San Leandro, CA., and Richard Hardwig of Castro Valley, CA. Also surviving are four grandchildren: Barbara Jensen of San Leandro, CA., Lisa Jensen of Oakland, CA., Jay Hardwig of Austin, TX, and Bill Hardwig of Gainesville, FL; and two great grandchildren. Olga leaves behind two sisters: Esther Dalton of Bremerton, WA, Ella Kuck of Sidney, OH; and one brother: Oliver Hoge of New Knoxville, OH. Private burial services were held at Oakmont Memorial Park in Lafayette, CA. The family requests that donations be made to Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 1035 Carol Lane, Lafayette, CA 94549. 

HARROD, Paul P. -- A lifetime resident of Berkeley, died unexpectedly on Friday, August 4th, at the age of 89. Paul owned a management consultant firm in San Francisco. Beloved husband of 59 years to the late Dorothy Frater Harrod. Paul was recently living in Piedmont Gardens in Oakland. Although childless, Paul is survived by cousins Lee Harrod of Menlo Park, Margo Dewitt of San Mateo; sister-in-law Nola Raftery of Moraga; and numerous nieces and nephews including Jenni Massoud of Oakland, Patty Lyga of San Jose, Jack Frater of Piedmont, Roy Frater of Nevada City, Linda Frater O'Connor of Olympia, WA, Bill Frater of Santa Rosa, and Thomas Raftery of Berkeley. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at First Presbyterian, Channing Way at Dana, Berkeley, on Friday August 18th at 1 p.m. His ashes will be scattered by the Neptune Society on September 23rd. 

KENNY, Beatrice M. -- In Petaluma on August 3, 2000. Loving sister of the late Bill Kenny of San Francisco, Gary F. Kenny of Grass Valley, and Mary C. Hill of Rohnert Park. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. A native of San Francisco; age 72. Private family services. 

LEWIS, Elsie V. -- Resident of San Francisco for 52 years, died August 4, 2000. Born July 8, 1910 in Canton, Oklahoma. She was 90 years old. Wife of 35 years to the late Harold K. Lewis. Survived by daughter Michele Fraumeni and son-in-law Alfred Fraumeni of Belmont; mother to the late Mildred Krueger of Napa and the late Louise Davis of Louisiana; loving grandmother to Elizabeth Fraumeni of San Francisco; grandmother to John Fraumeni and his wife Margaret and Kevin Fraumeni of Redwood City, CA, Kenneth Fraumeni and his wife Lisa of Marysville, CA, Susan Borden, Mark Krueger and Gail Krueger of Napa, CA, Valorie Reed and Pamela Bremer of Arp, Texas, and Bill Davis; 13 great grandchildren; and three great great grandchildren. At her request no services were held. 

LOW, Henry S., Jr. -- January 13, 1921 to August 3, 2000. Henry S. Low Jr. went to a better place last week. He was 79 years old. Hank was a retired physical therapist, avid golfer, lover of dining out, and devoted active Cal Berkeley alumnus. The oldest of nine children, Hank was born in Shekie, China and came to the US with his parents when he was eighteen months old. The family moved up and down the west coast and lived in Los Angeles, Tacoma, Yakima, Portland, Oakland and Berkeley. Hank served in the Army Air Force during World War II as a Staff Sergeant and was awarded several medals. After the war, Hank attended UC Berkeley, then UCSF, specializing in Physical Therapy. He worked at the county hospital and in private practices in Concord and Orinda. After retiring, he traveled to Alaska, the Caribbean, Hawaii, Oregon, Palm Desert, and Florida. He loved to gather with friends and family and loved his grandchildren. He will be remembered by his wife Janette of nearly 50 years; sons Morry, Clifford, Sheldon, Jeffrey and Brian; daughter Dana; daughters-in-law Liz and Mary; son-in-law Mark; grandchildren Travis, Adam, Kevin, Andrea, Caitlin, Casey, Tyler, Sarah and Ross; and siblings Jimmy, Gloria, Jack, Al, and Eddie. Come join us as we celebrate his life in a Memorial Service on Friday, August 11, 2000 in Walnut Creek at 5:00 in the Gateway Clubhouse in Rossmoor. Bring your memories of Hank to share with others. Donations may be made in memory of Henry Low to Bear Backers, 2223 Fulton Street, 3rd Floor, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720; or to the National Kidney Foundation of Northern California, 553 Pilgrim Drive, Suite C, Foster City, CA, 94404. BRYANT & MOORE CHAPEL (925) 682-1100 

MACKENZIE, Dr. Alec -- A general surgeon who practiced at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation for over forty years, died of cancer at his home in Menlo Park on August 7. He was 85. Born in Yokohama, Japan he came from Scotland to California in 1927 when his family established a home in Palo Alto. He graduated from Palo Alto High School, Stanford and Stanford Medical School, after which he served in the Navy Medical Corps during World War II. Following this he returned to Stanford for his advanced surgical training and then joined the Palo Alto Medical Clinic in 1950. A very caring, optimistic and generous man, he derived his greatest joy in life from his large and close-knit family. He had a keen interest in all aspects of the natural world, and his intense love of the High Sierra brought him many greatly enjoyed experiences there. Dr. MacKenzie is survived by Miriam, his wife of 59 years; his daughter Alexandra Standing of Sunnyvale; and five sons: David of Palo Alto, James of Atherton, William of Menlo Park, Duncan of College Station, Texas, Donald of Newark; by eight grandchildren; and by his brother David MacKenzie of Los Altos Hills. A private family gathering has been held. Memorial donations may be made to the Stanford Hospice, 300 Pasteur Drive, Mail Code 5520, Stanford, CA 94305, or the Peninsula Open Space Trust, 3000 Sand Hill Road, Bldg. 4, Suite 135, Menlo Park, CA 94025, or to the charity of your choice. 

NOLAN, Ret. Col. Charlotte L. -- In San Francisco, Aug. 9, 2000. Devoted sister of Paul Taglia, Joanne Mielke and the late John J. Nolan, Marcella Nolan and Jocelyn Nolan; also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A graduate of St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing; De Paul University in Chicago, IL; a retired Colonel with the Army Nurse Corp; many honors and medals in 27 years in active duty; tours included Germany, Korea and retiring as Head Nurse at Letterman Army Hospital in San Francisco in 1972. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service Saturday, Aug. 12th, at 1:30 PM at DUGGAN'S SERRA MORTUARY, 500 Westlake Ave., Daly City, CA. Interment Arlington National Cemetery. Donations to the St. Anthony Foundation, 121 Golden Gate Ave., S.F 94102 preferred. THE BUD DUGGAN FAMILY (650)756-4500 (415)587-4500 

O'BRIEN, Michael MacKay -- August 6, 2000. Born September 18, 1950. Dearly beloved son of Martin & Jean O'Brien; loving brother of Cindy (Bruce) Cunningham, Marty (Kerry), Jim (Yolanda), Bruce (Lisa), Dave (Jennifer) & Matt O'Brien; especially thoughtful uncle to many nieces & nephews. Devoted librarian for over 20 years to the Children at Gordon Lau Elementary School. The immediate family's private graveside service was held at Holy Cross Cemetery. HALSTED N.GRAY-CAREW & ENGLISH 

STEINER, August H. -- Retired Senior Vice President of Guy F. Atkinson Company, died August 9, 2000 at his home in San Jose, California, after a long illness. Steiner retired in 1972 as Senior Vice President in charge of Heavy Construction. He was a major player, along with a handful of men who, beginning in the early 40's raised the Guy F. Atkinson Company to a well-known international corporation. For nearly 20 years he was usually the man chosen to start the big, tough jobs. He rose through the ranks of executive management and was frequently on the move -- visiting projects, studying problems, advising and lending help. Born in Mountain Ash, Kentucky, August 7, 1905, Steiner attended Cumberland College. His first job was surveying dam sites. That was followed by a 15-year career on the civilian staff of the U. S. Corps of Engineers. His tenure with Atkinson included some 15 Heavy Construction completions from Montana to Pakistan's Mangla Dam. In 1970 he was honored by the ''Beavers'' with ''an award given to men who have acheivements that not only lived up to the highest standards of our industry, but have, in fact, surpassed them.'' He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Ruth Nadeau Steiner; and a sister Beatrice Evans of WinterHaven, Florida. At the request of the deceased, no funeral services will be held. 

TYSON, Betty -- Died on 3 August 2000. Born Betty Lou Windlinger, she was raised in Los Angeles. She married Ben Tyson in 1945. Deeply in love and devoted to one another, they were inseparable until Ben's death on 30 January 2000. A devout Christian, Betty was a living example of faith to her children and grandchildren. She is survived by her three children: John of Huntsville, AL; Jane Mackintosh of Half Moon Bay; and Ben Tyson Jr., also of Half Moon Bay. She is also survived by 18 grandchildren. Other survivors include her sisters Helen (Dee) Griffin of Novato and Juanita Peterson of Tehachapi, CA. Her brothers Allen and John preceded her in death. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 26, at 4pm at Coastside Baptist Church, Half Moon Bay. Arrangements were made by Miller Dutra. Interment was private at Skylawn Memorial Park. 

WITZEL, Claude R. -- In Novato, August 8, 2000 at the age of 88. Survived by Claire Witzel, his wife of 62 years; a daughter Valerie Ridgeway (Chuck) of Windsor; sons Terry (Diana) of Hillsborough, and Ron (Joanna) of Novato; six grandchildren: Clifford and Wendy Ridgeway, Karen, Troy, Scott and Amy Witzel; and one great grand-daughter, Alexandra Witzel. He is also survived by his brother Everett M. Witzel of San Rafael. A third generation San Franciscan, graduate of Polytechnic High School and UC Berkeley. Owner of DeBoom Paint Co. Lifelong San Francisco Bay sailing enthusiast, member and past Commodore of Marin Yacht Club and a founding member of the Marin Power Squadron. Served on the Board of Trustees of Novato Unified School District and Marin United Tax Payers Association. At his request, no services will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to Sailing Education Adventures MYC Junior Sailing Program, c/o Marin Yacht Club, 24 Summit Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94901 


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