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|AHRENS, Brigadier General Harold E. -- CA Air National Guard Retired
/ US Air Force Retired. Age 85; passed away from a long illness on August
7, 2000 in Pleasanton. A native of San Francisco, born June 20, 1915. Brig.
General Ahrens lived in Hayward for 45 years before moving to Pleasanton
three months ago. His beloved wife of 60 years, Myra, survives him. Daughters
Leslie Kelly of Indiana and Lori Wong of Pleasanton also survive him. His
grandchildren Donald and Richard Kelly of Indiana and Maddie and Allison
Wong of Pleasanton will miss him dearly. A graduate of Balboa High School
in San Francisco, he entered the Army Air Corps in February 1941, joining
the California Air National Guard 129th Squadron in 1947, until retirement
in 1975. Recognized for Distinguished Service in the Pacific during WWII.
He was an avid scale modeler whose collection was donated to the Oakland
Air Museum; a military history buff and Military History book collector.
He will be remembered as an adored grandfather, father and husband. Burial
At Sea. Memorial Contributions may be made in his name to the American
Cancer Society, 1900 Mowry Avenue, Fremont, CA 94538. Arrangements By Neptune
Society of No. CA.
AOYAMA, Fred T. -- Passed away on July 29, 2000 at the age of 90. Preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Hana. Survived by daughter Judy Takeda & husband Sus of Danville; son Calvin & wife Emily of Redwood Shores; sister Miyuki Kobayashi & husband Nelson of San Francisco; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Fred ran a variety of businesses over a period of 60 years in Reno, NV. The past five years of his retirement were in Walnut Creek, CA. He was a member of Pyramid Lodge 43 of Scottish Rite of Freemasonry; Kerak Shrine Temple; Nevada Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star and a founding member of the Japanese American Citizens League's Chapter in Reno. At his request a private family service was held. Memorial donations may be made to Shriners' Hospital for Children, 2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95817.
BACA, Lila Janet -- In Phoenix, AZ, on August 5, 2000; age 74 years. A native of Texas. Loving mother of James L. Baca (Mitzi Baca); devoted grandmother to Raul, Beau, James, Grant, & Cole; great grandmother of Marley Baca. Long time employee of 'Bruno's Restaurant' in its heydays. Survivors: sisters Iva, Arlis, Swanna, and Juanna; many nieces and nephews of Texas & Arizona. Memorial Service will be Thursday, August 17, 2000, at 11 am at the Silveyville Cemetery, Dixon, CA.
BERGSTROM, Clifford A. -- Born in Almont, ND, Aug. 19, 1920. Died July 18, 2000, after a stroke. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Dorothy Kerr Bergstrom. He is survived by a son, John D. Bergstrom; and many siblings, nieces and nephews. Private servces will be held at his home 2pm, Aug. 19, 2000. Relatives and friends invited His warm and gentle spirit will be greatly missed.
BETTENHAUSEN, Inge -- Passed away on August 4, 2000, in San Francisco at age 63 after a short battle with cancer. Inge was born in Germany in 1936, and spent most of her life in New York and San Francisco working in the securities industry. She will be deeply missed by her ''adopted daughters'' Angie Henley, Ann Lucchesi, Jo Burns, their families, family members, and all of her close friends. Family and freinds are invited to attend a Memorial Reception for her on August 18, 2000 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Opera Plaza Suites Recreation Room on the mezzanine level.[] 1^ CISTULLI, Frank -- At rest in Burlingame, August 11, 2000. Beloved husband of 63 years to Theresa Cistulli; cherished father of Rosalind Barcos and Francine & Wayne Graben; devoted grandfather of Gary & Hella Barcos and Michael and Michelle Graben; cherished great grandfather of Emilie Barcos; dear brother of Michael Cistulli; and brother in law of Bob and Virginia Rebolini. A native of Canneto, Bari, Italy; age 87 years. A longtime resident of Burlingame; member of the Burlingame Planning Commission for 28 years; past president of the Italian Catholic Federation, Branch 173; devoted communicant of Our Lady of Angels Church; member of the OLA Mens Club and active in Bingo at OLA for 48 years, serving as Bingo Master and lovingly remembered as" Mr. Bingo." A Vigil Service will be held at 7:30 pm Tuesday, August 15, 2000, at the Colonial Mortuary of CROSBY - N. GRAY & CO., 2 Park Road, Burlingame, and a Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am Wednesday, August 16, 2000, at Our Lady of Angels Church, 1721 Hillside Drive, Burlingame. Entombment will follow at Italian Cemetery in Colma. Memorials to Cooley's Anemia Fund, 1348 Paloma Ave., Burlingame, CA 94010 preferred.
CLANCY, Eugene F. "Gene" -- Born in San Francisco, Ca. on October 11, 1936. Died in his sleep on August 9, 2000 in Santa Rosa, Ca at 63 years of age. Son of the late Eugene A. Clancy of Santa Clara, Ca and Beverly M. Coons of Santa Rosa ,Ca; loving friend of Mary M. Clancy of Daly City; loved father -in - law of Joan P. Clancy and Jim Coons; doting and devoted Grandfather of Ryan and Shawn Clancy of Santa Clara; brother of William H. Clancy of Sacramento. He retired in 1994 from the State Compensation Insurance Fund following a 34 year career. He was a much loved father, friend and confidant who will be missed by all. Donations may be made to the Assistance Dog Institute located at P.O. Box 2334, Rohnert Park, Ca 94927. Friends may visit Sunday 3-9 PM. And are invited to attend a Vigil service Monday 8 PM. At DUGGAN'S SERRA MORTUARY, 500 Westlake Ave., DC. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 1 PM. At St. Cecilia Church in San Francisco where services will conclude. THE BUD DUGGAN FAMILY  756-4500  587-4500
CURRAN, Mary M. -- Office manager and former director of the Parkside Preschool and Kindergarten, died of a brain tumor at the Coming Home Hospice on June 14, 2000. Mrs. Curran, a resident of San Francisco's Outer Sunset, was 78 years old. Mrs. Curran was born Mary Oelze in 1921 in Fairview, NJ. She moved to San Francisco in 1972. She enjoyed travel, and especially treasured memories of a trip to China in 1981. Photography was another interest, and she filled dozens of albums with photographs of her travels, her family, and the children, teachers, and staff of Parkside Preschool. She is survived by a son, Victor Curran, of Concord, MA; by a goddaughter, Donna Soo Hoo of San Francisco; and two grandchildren, Andrew and Marcelia Curran of Concord, MA. A Memorial Service will be held for Mrs. Curran on Tuesday, August 22, at 7:30 p.m., at the First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1137 Franklin St., San Francisco.
DAIGLE-RICE, Alice Caroline -- Died August 4, 2000 at the San Pablo Health Care Center at the age of 55 yrs. She was a seven-year resident of El Sobrante. She worked as a cashier for the Mark Hopkins Hotel in San Francisco for 15 yrs. Mrs. Daigle-Rice was an active member of Service Employees Union Local 2 in San Francisco, member of San Pablo Moose Lodge and also a member of San Pablo Chamber of Commerce. She enjoyed traveling and socializing with her friends. She is survived by many friends and family. Private services will be held aboard the Neptune Society of No. CA yacht, the Naiad. Memorial gifts may be made to Women's Cancer Resource Center, 3023 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705. Arrangements by Neptune Society of No. California.
De ROSAS, Lucio S. -- At rest August 10, 2000. Loving husband of Florina De Rosas. Also survived by five loving children; eight adoring grandchildren; & his sister Nellie Del Rosario. Friends may visit on Saturday after 3:00 PM and attend the Vigil Service on Sunday at 4:00PM and the funeral on Monday at 10:30 AM from the chapels of VALENTE MARINI PERATA & CO., 4840 Mission St., thence to Church of the Epiphany where a Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM. Committal at Cypress Lawn Cemetery. 415-333-0161
DENTON, Harvey Dayton -- 62 years of age; Airline pilot, raconteur, guitar player, passed away at his Mill Valley home July, 2000. Harvey started flying at age 16. He flew for the Air Force before joining Pan American World Airways in 1964. He transferred to United Airlines in 1986, retiring as a captain on Boeing 747s in 1997. Harvey's outgoing personality made him many friends. It is for this, his unstinting generosity, and big heart that he will be most remembered and missed. Per his wishes, there will be no formal services. A celebration of Harvey's life will be held by friends at Gnoss Field airport sometime in September. Private cremation to be arranged by: Russell & Gooch Funeral Chapel, 270 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley. (415) 388-1573.
GADAYAN, Margaret L. -- At rest August 10, 2000. Dearly beloved wife of Juan M. Gadayan; loving mother of Barbara Ferrando, Benjamin R. Ratcliffe, Mary L. Grimes, Francis W. Gadayan, Juan M. Gadayan Jr. and Edward J. Gadayan; adored sister of Edward J. Lindhorst; adored by nine loving grandchildren. Age 79 years. Friends may visit after 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and are invited to attend the Vigil Service on Sunday at 4:00 p.m. and the funeral on Monday at 8:30 a.m. at the chapels of VALENTE MARINI PERATA & CO., 4840 Mission St., then to Our Lady of Mercy Church where the Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. followed by Committal Service at Skylawn Memorial Park. 415-333-0161
GEORGE, Alfred P. -- Born in Lisbon, Portugal on May 19, 1912, and arrived in the United States with his parents Ralph and Caroline, when he was four years old. Sailed off on August 10, 2000. Dearly devoted husband of Helen Nolan George for 65 years; loving father of Robert, William, Elizabeth Salvini and Diane Romero; caring grandfather of William, Daniel, James, Dennis, Laura, Diane, Ramon and Elena; proud great grandfather or Teresa, Christina, Amy, Elizabeth, Samantha, Corinne, Hanna, Paul, Joseph and Robert. Oldest of nine children, he is survived by his brothers Roger, Walter and Mario and his sisters Irene Maynard, Lucille Mosby and Helen Ross. Alfred was a member of Stationary Engineers, Local 39 and was a strong believer in the Trade Union Movement; Commander San Francisco Power Squadron (1972), member of the San Francisco Model Yacht Club at Golden Gate Park and a founding member of the Lake Merced Sailing Club. He was an avid sailor, navigator and astronomer. A man whose gentle love deeply touched all of his family and friends. Come and join us as we celebrate his life at a Rosary on Tues., Aug. 15th, 7:30 PM at DUGGAN'S SERRA MORTUARY, 500 Westlake Ave., D.C. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wed., Aug. 16th at 10 AM at St. Cecilia's Church, 17th Avenue and Vicente, SF. In lieu of flowers donations on behalf of Alfred P. George may be sent to the St. Anthony Foundation, 121 Golden Gate Ave., S.F. 94102. THE BUD DUGGAN FAMILY (650) 756-4500 or (415) 587-4500
GERALDI, Nino -- At home 8/11/2000. Beloved husband of 52 years to Beatrice Geraldi; loving father of Michael (Marie) Geraldi, Josephine (Michael) Quigley, Angela (Randy) Carlson, and the late Anthony Geraldi; dear brother of Lawrence and the late Alphonse, Michael Marie, Eleanor and Cookie; proud grandfather of Laura, Michele and Anthony Geraldi, Amy, Christina, Kelly and Andrew Quigley, Erin and Lauren Barry; also survived by many nieces and nephews; Owner and General Manager of Fisherman's Grotto # 9 since 1948; he will be missed by many loyal customers who became his friends. A veteran of WWII. Friends are invited to attend the Vigil Service, 4PM Sunday at HALSTED N.GRAY-CAREW & ENGLISH, 1123 Sutter Street, and Funeral Mass 11AM Monday at SS Peter & Paul Church, 666 Filbert Street, S.F. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorial Contributions to Anthony M. Geraldi Memorial Scholarship Fund at the University of S.F., 2130 Fulton Street,S.F., CA 94117, preferred. HALSTED N.GRAY-CAREW & ENGLISH Complimentary Parking
GILLESPIE, Elizabeth Wagner -- local entrepreneur and philanthropist, passed away peacefully on August 10th under Hospice care in her Sausalito home. She had been battling uterine cancer for almost one year. Elizabeth lived an active and participatory life; she was 53.After obtaining a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Michigan in 1968, Ms. Gillespie came to San Francisco. Her professional career spanned banking at Wells Fargo, Swiss Bank and First Interstate, investment management at Drexel Burnham Lambert, fundraising for Georgetown University and The Branson School, and co-founder/partner of Design Concepts. Most recently, Elizabeth was president of The Gillespie Group, a marketing consulting firm, and president/owner of Bellissima Tours, for which she created and lead customized tours to Italy. A former Vice President of the San Francisco Chapter of NAWBO, the National Association of Women Business Owners, Ms. Gillespie enthusiastically developed and delivered mentoring programs for other women entrepreneurs and business owners. She was a valued member of the Institute of Management Consultants (IMC), serving as Special Events Chair. Additionally, Elizabeth. was active in St. Mary the Virgin Episcopal Church, where she served on the Vestry, Stewardship and Finance committees. She also is recognized for her generous donations of time and effort as a member of the Board of Directors for Episcopal Community Services, Project 180, San Francisco's largest provider of shelter and services to the homeless. Elizabeth is survived by her sister, Jacquelyn Ritz and her two nieces, Dawn Ridz and Sherry Ridz, M.D., all living in the San Diego area. Elizabeth leaves a legacy of community service and a family and many friends who loved her dearly. She will be greatly missed, and fondly remembered.Services will be held at St. Mary the Virgin Episcopal Church, at Union and Steiner in San Francisco, on Friday, August 18, 2000 at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Episcopal Community Services or to Hospice of Marin. An Elizabeth Gillespie Memorial Fund is being established to educate and inform women about uterine cancer. Details of the fund are pending. If you wish to contribute to this fund at a future date, please inform the family by sending a note to Jackie Ritz, 11203-2 Carmel Creek Road, San Diego, CA 92130.
GRANT, Michael Pierre -- Died suddenly on August 8, 2000 of an apparent heart attack. Born in Los Angeles on April 28, 1950 to the late Byron Grant and Renee Miller. His son Nikolai and stepson Quinten Castenada; his two brothers Chris and Patrick and wife Susan, survive him. Also survived by his nieces Danielle, Margo and Vanessa. Michael was the president of the successful bookstore chain Books, Inc., where he began working in the warehouse in 1975. Michael was an avid fisherman, world traveler, book enthusiast and loving father and friend to many. He enriched the lives of everyone he met. To know him was to love him. A Memorial Gathering will be held Tuesday, August 15th between 12-3 p.m. at the Valley Presbyterian Church, 945 Portola Road, Portola Valley. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to: Quinten Castenada Educational Fund, c/o Books Inc., 160 Folsom Street, SF, 94105 preferred. THE BUD DUGGAN FAMILY (650)756-4500 (415)587-4500
HERROD, Louise F. -- At rest Menlo Park on August 6, 2000. Beloved wife of the late Ted B. Herrod; loved mother of the late Shirley Basinger and her husband Kevin of Redwood City, CA; loving grandmother of Stephanie Hill and her husband Christopher of San Carlos, Christine Wright and her husband Jack of Redwood City, CA and Kevin T. Basinger and his wife Sabrina of Pittson, Maine; devoted great grandmother of five. Great cook, gardner & dedicated animal lover. Private family services will be held at a later date. Donations to the American Lung Asssociation of San Francisco & San Mateo, 2171 Junipero Serra Blvd. Suite 729, Daly City, CA 94014-1999 preferred. ARRANGEMENTS BY REDWOOD CHAPEL 847 WOODSIDE RD. REDWOOD CITY, CA (650) 369-5537
HOELSCHER, Mary P., -- in S.F., August 9, 2000. Beloved wife of Kent Hoelscher; loving mother of David and Tina Hoelscher; devoted daughter of Eulalia Ayon; dear sister of Lourdes Banuelos, Theresa Anton, Mathias Ayon, Richard Ayon, Michael Ayon, and the late Juanita Hernandez. Friends may visit Monday after 3:00pm and are invited to attend the Vigil Monday 7:30pm at DUGGAN'S SERRA MORTUARY, 500 Westlake Ave., D.C. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday 10:00 am at St. Cecilia Church, S.F. Committal Holy Cross Cemetery. THE BUD DUGGAN FAMILY (650) 756-4500 (415) 587-4500
KALAHAR, Brian J. -- Of Oakland, passed away August 6, 2000 at the age of 41, after a long illness. He was employed in the Planning Department of the City of San Francisco. Brian was a dedicated champion of environmentally responsible use of natural resources, and was a member of several professional organizations, including the Association of Environmental Professionals. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University and a Master of Public Administration from Arizona State University. Brian was an avid fan of basketball and World Music, and loved the outdoors and travel, especially to the Caribbean. Brian is survived by his mother, Beatrice (Tucker) Kalahar of Jackson, MI; brothers Patrick (Jenny) Kalahar of Elwood, IN, and Chris Kalahar of Oakland; three aunts & an uncle; as well as numerous cousins, including Mary Whitson of Redwood City, CA. He was preceded in death by his father, P. Robert Kalahar; & niece, Katrina Kalahar. Brian developed diabetes as a child, resulting in a lifelong series of health challenges -- challenges which he faced with an impressive degree of courage and perseverance. He will be missed greatly by his friends and family. Memorial Services in Oakland are pending. Friends and colleagues interested in attending are invited to call and leave a message at: (510) 465-7804 or e-mail: Sbnunez@aol.com for updated information on the ceremony. Memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association would be appreciated.
KELLY, Thomas J. -- Passed away August 10, 2000. Loving husband of Mary Kelly; loving father of Patricia Kelly and Mary O'Neill; father-in-law of Kevin O'Neill; loving grandfather to Sean O'Neill. Born in County Claire, Ireland. He was the youngest of 14 children. Departed brothers Jerry, Mike, Paddy, Frank, Mert, John, Jim, and Martin Kelly. Departed sisters are Mary Heffernan and Peggy Murphy. He is survived by Kitty Kelly of Ireland, Cecilia Rush of San Francisco and Nora Kelly of England. Also survivied by numerious nieces, nephews and cousins. Retired after 41 years with Pacific Bell Telephone. Member of the United Irish Cultural Center in San Francisco. He will be greatly missed by all. Friends may visit Sunday 3pm to 6pm at DUGGAN'S SERRA MORTUARY, 500 Westlake Ave., DC. Visitation continues at St. Gabriel Church San Francisco beginning at 7pm with Vigil starting at 7:30 pm . The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10am at St. Gabriel Church; committal at Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma. THE BUD DUGGAN FAMILY (650)756-4500 (415)587-4500
KOPATZ, Norine J, -- Entered into rest on August 10, 2000 in Glendora, CA. Beloved Wife for 20 yrs. of the late Emilio Donati. Loving mother of Michael (Elaine) Keane and Maureen Wilson. Grandmother of four and great-grandmother of 10. She was the original owner of Donati Tavern in San Francisco with her husband, which is now called The Connection.Friends may visit Tuesday August 15, after 4pm at the GARDEN CHAPEL, 885 El Camino Real, So.SF, where a vigil service will be held at 7 PM. A Liturgy Service will be offered at lOAM, Wed., Aug. 16th GARDEN CHAPEL. Committal at Holy Cross Cemetery. Contributions to the American Cancer Society, San Mateo County Unit, 1720 S. Amphlett Blvd., #220, San Mateo, CA 94403 or Mission Hospice, Inc. of San Mateo County, 151 West 20th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403-1301 preferred. Garden Chapel Funeral Directors (650) 583-2510
KOSLOFSKY, Theodore "Ted" -- in Berkeley on August, 11 at 83 years of age. A native of New York, moved to Mill Valley and most recently to Oakland. A graduate of City College of New York, he had an avid interest in "yiddishkeit". A man who had a memorable wit and kindness. Husband of the late Sylvia Koslofsky for 49 years; loving father of Rita (Gerry) Deutsch and Jay B. Koslofsky (Rebecca Burke); adored grandfather of Elisa Deutsch, Larry Deutsch, Rachel Koslofsky and Eli Koslofsky; brother of Sima Marks and Ruth Harris. Services Monday, 8/14 at 11:00 at Northbrae Community, 941 The Alameda in Berkeley under the direction of SINAI MEMORIAL CHAPEL-Lafayette. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Jewish Family & Children's Services 2484 Shattuck, Suite 210, Berkeley 94704.
MANTHEY, Irene J. -- Passed away on July 30, 2000 at the age of 94 in Seattle, WA. Preceded in death by her husband of 50 years A.E. Manthey and her son Arnold Manthey. Survived by daughter Virginia Intemann and son-in-law Marvin Intemann, 7 grandchildren, 17 great grand children and 7 great-great grandchildren. She was the last member of a large family. Life-long member of Eastern Star. Memorial Services were held in Seattle on Aug. 1st and in Fairfield on Aug. 5th. Donations to American Heart Assoc.
MARK, Jason Lee -- In San Francisco, August 9, 2000 at 30 years of age. Dearly beloved son of Mervin and Karen Mark; loving brother of Jennifer; dearest brother-in-law of Mark VanLooy; cherished grandson of Mae Mark and Hon Toa Lee. Also survived by his loving uncles and aunts, cousins and friends. A graduate of St. Ignatius College Prep, Class of 1988; also a graduate of SF City College, Culinary Arts. Friends may visit Sunday after 6:00 PM and are invited to attend the Vigil Service at 7:00 PM at DUGGAN'S SERRA MORTUARY, 500 Westlake Ave., DC. There will be a Funeral Mass on Monday at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Mercy in Daly City. Committal Service at Olivet Memorial Park. Donations preferred to: Jason Mark Lung Cancer Fund, Dept. of Pulmonary Medicine, Room B 501, UCSF, 1600 Divisadero St., San Francisco, CA 94115, c/o Dr. Brunetta. THE BUD DUGGAN FAMILY (650)756-4500 (415)587-4500
MEYER, Edna C. -- Of San Francisco, passed away July 31, 2000 at the age of 90. Beloved wife of the late Walter Meyer; loving aunt of Lottie Smerdel of Millbrae, CA and Roland Quintero and his wife Elisabeth of Palo Alto, CA; devoted daughter of the late Frank and Lottie Quintero; dear sister of the late Roland Quintero, Sr.; loving sister-in-law of Josephine Quintero of San Bruno, and Lorraine Whearly of Foster City; and loved by 16 great and great great nieces and nephews. The Celebration of her Life was held August 7, 2000, at the Chapel of the Highlands in Millbrae. Entered into rest at Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma.
MOSS, Beverly A. -- At home in Pinole July 2, 2000. Born in San Francisco on April 26, 1918. Graduated from Lowell High School. For 20 years, she was an administrative secretary at Contra Costa College.Survived by husband of 57 years, John Wallace of Pinole; son, David of Richmond; and daughter, Catherine of Berkeley; three grandchildren; and one great grandchild.Private memorial services were held July 16. Memorial donations to VNA Hospice Foundation, 1900 Powell St., Emeryville, 94608.
NELIN, Irving -- 81, Died Aug. 10, 2000 in San Diego. Survived by his wife Barbara; three children: Mitch Nelin, Laurel Moorhead and Connie Grace Vivian Nelin. Also survived by eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Born and raised in San Mateo, attended San Mateo High School. Served in the Navy as a radioman during World War II. With his partners Phil Gallian and Paul Reed he founded Regal Sales, a distrubutor of drugs and sundries to grocery stores. Regal Sales was bought by Rawson Drug and Sundry, then a division of ICN, Inc. Along with seven other partners he bought Rawson from the parent company and served as Secretary and Treasurer for many years. Rawson was sold to McKesson Corp. in the early 80's and he retired in 1985. He was a long standing member of the San Mateo Elks Club and the California Golf Club. Services will be Tuesday, Aug. 15, 11:00 am at Mt. Hope Cemetary in San Diego. Donations may be made to Disabled Services of San Diego Parks & Recreation Department, 3325 Zoo Drive, San Diego, CA 92101.
NELSON, Betty Marie -- Peacefully at home August 9, 2000. Devoted wife of Robert Nelson; cherished mother of Mrs. Judy Moore; beloved grandmother of seven; great grandmother of 17; great-great grandmother of two. Also survived by her sister-in-law Beverly J. Brass; and two nieces, Tara Flandreau and Jerry Summe. Friends may call Tuesday August 15 after 10 a.m. and are invited to the Funeral Service 12 noon at DUGGAN'S SERRA MORTUARY, 500 Westlake Ave., D.C. Committal Olivet Cemetery, Colma THE BUD DUGGAN FAMILY (650)756-4500 (415)587-4500
OTTOGALLI, Geni -- Passed away in San Francisco, August 9, 2000 at the age of 89 years. Wife of the late William Ottogalli; and cousin of Dino Del Prete. A longtime parishioner of St. Vincent de Paul and member of De Paul Seniors. Friends may visit Tuesday, Noon and are invited to attend the Vigil service 7PM at HALSTED N.GRAY-CAREW & ENGLISH, 1123 Sutter Street, and Funeral Mass Wednesday, 9:15 AM at St. Vincent de Paul Church, Green at Steiner Street. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma, CA. COMPLIMENTARY PARKING
PROMESSI, David V. -- Died August 9, 2000, in Yosemite, California. He was 53. A native of Concord, he had lived there his entire life. David was a school teacher in the Piedmont Unified School District and a professional trombone player, having played with the Lamplighters and other Bay area groups. He was a member of the American Federation of Musicians Local #6 since 1967, and was an avid hiker and nature lover. He is survived by his beloved wife, Barbara of Concord; his daughters, Gina of Dublin, Rebecca of Concord and Lisa of Concord; by his mother Mayme Promessi of Calistoga; his brothers Philip of Pittsburg and Claude of Concord; and by his sister, Lydia Crowell of Calistoga. A memorial concert will be held on Tuesday, August, 15th at 6:30 PM in the chapel of Ouimet Bros. Concord Funeral Chapel. Memorial contributions are suggested to The Lamplighters, 630 3rd St., San Francisco 94107 or Contact Care Help Line, Box 901, Lafayette 94549 or The Yosemite Fund, 155 Montgomery St #1104, San Francisco 94104. Ouimet Bros. 925- 682-4242
RAMBLAS, John -- Of San Bruno, August 5, 2000. Husband of the late Benita; brother of Mary Pretes of S.F.; brother-in-law of John Pretes, Irene, Beverly and Ruby; brother of the late Manuel Ramblas of San Mateo, Joseph Ramblas of Tiburon, Frank Ramblas of Tiburon and Carmen Ghiorzi Collins of Tiburon. Survived by nephews, nieces and great nephews and nieces. Age 78 years. Private family services were held. Contributions to The American Parkinson Disease Association, 60 Bay Street, Staten Island, New York 10301 preferred. Valente Marini Perata & Co.
RAWLS, Rodney M. -- Passed away suddenly of a brain aneurysm on Aug. 4, 2000 at age 45. Born September 12, 1954, in Oxford, Miss. Raised on the Miss. Gulf Coast, he went to Gulfport High where he played on the baseball team and was an All-Star. At University of Louisiana in Lafayette, he majored in architecture and served as campus disc jockey and perfected his guitar playing techniques as his love of music developed. He returned to the Gulf Coast in 1975 and worked with Cassady Engineering for several years until he moved to San Francisco in 1980, where he managed properties at 1800 Gough and The Courtyard on Nob Hill. A born raconteur, he was known for his intellect, dry wit and compassion as well as his culinary skills. A talented and creative musician, he was the founding member of the rock band, Futureal, and played lead guitar, keyboards, and was a composer-songwriter. He was preceded in death by his father, G. H. Rawls, Jr.. He is survived by his mother, Florine C. Rawls of Gulfport, Miss; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. J. Clayton Castille of Breaux Bridge, LA; his brothers, Michael Rawls in San Francisco, Robert Rawls of Beaumont, Texas, Clifford Rawls of Gulfport, Miss; his sisters-in-law Kep K. Rawls and Judy Rawis; his special friends Susan Thompson, Joanne Alarie and Maurya Godchaux; his longtime companion Kristine Peterson; and many cousins. A Visitation will be held at Riemann's Funeral Home at 25th Ave. in Gulfport, Miss. on Wed. Aug 16, and his cremated remains will be entombed in Breaux Bridge, LA. By his request, his organs were donated. All correspondence should be sent to his family c/o 1550 California St. Suite 321, San Francisco 94109.
ROBERTSON, Josephine " Kakie", -- (nee Mahoney), entered peacefully into eternal life surrounded by her beloved children on August 11, 2000. Devoted wife of the late Ernie Robertson; cherished mother of Maureen Gonzalez (Marcial), Jo-Ann Collins. (Selby), Sister Theresa Gertrude L.S.P., Daniel Robertson (Diane), Thomas Robertson (Kathy), Barbara Anderson (Thom), Elizabeth Robertson (Sean O'Leary), Karen Strain (Jim), Susan Robertson R.N.M.S., Edward Robertson (Chloe Rounsley), and Mark Robertson (Ingrid Soto); adored grandma and "Mom Boop" to Martin, Rachel, Jessi, Lisa, Katie, Ellen, Amy, Mollie, Michael, Hannah and Olivia. Our mother was an extraordinary woman, who accepted and prevailed over all the challenges in her life with devotion, faith and fortitude. Her final days were a testament of her lifelong collaboration with God, to watch over, protect and guide her family during times of crisis and joy. The family wishes to extend its heartfelt gratitude to the wonderful Little Sisters of the Poor, and the staff of St. Anne's Home, for their immeasurable generosity, kindness, and support to all of us during our mother's final novena. The eleven brothers and sisters stood together by our mother's bedside in renewed spirit, prayer and unity, and shared in our mother's hospice care with appreciation of her unfailing love and care for each of us. This gracious gift will be her legacy and will live within us always. Friends may vist Tuesday August 15, 3 to 5 PM at McAVOY O'HARA FUNERAL HOME, Geary Blvd. at 10th Avenue. Vigil services will be held Tuesday, August, 15 at 7:30 PM, and the Funeral Mass will be Wednesday August, 16 at 10:30 AM at the Star of the Sea Church, Geary Blvd at 8th Avenue. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be sent to the Little Sisters of the Poor, 300 Lake St. San Francisco, CA 94118. McAVOY O'HARA CO.
ROKUSEK, Natalie Z. -- At rest, August 12, 2000. Loving mother of Debbie Rokusek Smith and Randy Rokusek; and mother-in-law to Kenneth Smith; loving aunt and special friend to Tina Tognoli, her husband Allyn and children Tiffany, Mark, and Kevin; sister to Bee Drescher and Herbert Zisser; sister-in-law to Ernest Drescher and Helen Zisser; aunt to David Zisser and Claire Hess. Owner and Executive Director of SF Fashion Exhibitors. Executive Director of the Professional Photographers of S.F. Active leader in Lakeside Home Owners Assoc. Friends are invited to attend the Funeral Service Tuesday 1:00pm at DUGGAN'S SERRA MORTUARY, 500 Westlake Ave., D.C. Interment Woodlawn Memorial Park. THE BUD DUGGAN FAMILY (650) 756-4500 (415) 587-4500
SCHINDLER, Jack -- In San Francisco on August 10, 2000 at age 88. Beloved husband of the late Sarah Schindler; loving father of Howard (Maureen) Schindler, Rinette (James) Turner and Lynne (Joshua) Muller; devoted grandfather of Adam (Freya) Turner, Benjamin Turner and Peter Billeci; loving brother of Minnie Kingston and Natalie Goldman and the late Dr. Meyer Schindler. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, August 13th at 12:30 p.m. at SINAI MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 1501 Divisadero St. at Geary, with interment to follow at Salem Memorial Park, Colma. Contributions to Amit Women or the charity of your choice preferred.
SIMMONDS, Nelson Jerome -- Died July 13, 2000. Nelson was born January 19, 1917 in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Ernest and Edna Simmonds. The family settled in San Francisco where Nelson attended Argonne Grammar School, Presidio Jr. High and Commerce High School. After graduation Nelson joined the P & 0 Cruise Lines and toured the world. He was a veteran of WWII, serving with the United States Marines. His occupation as a welder brought him to Hunters Point Naval Shipyard where he worked for many years and retired in 1974. Nelson married Ida Cohen in Jane 1941. She preceded him in death February 1995. Nelson is survived by his daughter Janet Rush (husband Mike); two granddaughters Karen Rush and Janine Rush-Byers (husband Erik); and great granddaughter Hannah Marie Byers; his loving sister Carol Campanelli; and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to a local Humane Society or a favorite charity.
SLATTERY, Dorothy C. -- In San Francisco, Aug. 9, 2000. Dearly beloved wife of the late John Slattery, SFFD; loving sister of Geraldine O'Connor and the late Maurice (Duke) O'Connor; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass 11 AM, Thursday, Aug. 17th at St. Gabriel's Church, 2559 40th Ave., SF. Interment private. THE BUD DUGGAN FAMILY (650) 756-4500 (415) 587-4300
TANNER, Robert Charles -- Passed away at the family residence in Roseville, CA. A heavy equipment mechanic for 35+ years, Robert is survived by his wife of 15 years, Julia Britto Tanner; he is also the loving father of three children, Thomas (wife, Dianna), Patricia (husband, Daniel), and Teri (husband, Dennis). He is also the devoted grandfather of nine. Burial is to be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Evergreen Park, IL next week. Arrangements are by LAMBERT FUNERAL HOME, Roseville.
VIOLICH, Donald R. -- In San Ramon, CA, August 10, 2000 due to complications of cancer. Beloved husband of Elizabeth Ann Violich; loving father of Peter Christopher Violich. Member of an Oakland pioneer family and a longtime resident of Piedmont. WWII veteran - U.S. Army Medical Corps, retired manager with P. G. & E. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass on Wednesday, August 16, 2000 at St. Margaret Mary Church, 1219 Excelsior Ave. at Park Blvd., Oakland commencing at 10:00 AM. Family prefers donations to your favorite charity. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CALL: Grant Miller - John Cox Mortuary Tel. (510) 658-0220 FD 171
WALDTEUFEL, Emile -- Of Mill Valley, died at home on June 20, 2000, of brain cancer; he was 83. Emile was born in Ukiah, grew up in San Francisco, and lived in Marin County, Sausalito then Mill Valley, for sixty years. Emile graduated from U.S. Maritime School, Alameda, and was at sea through World War II. Missing his wife and children, he quit the sea as a deck officer, Chief Mate, about 1946, and worked in many areas including: actor, landscape and design, mover, estimator, finally retiring after seven years in his own Moving Consulting Business. He had many interests, among them, hiking, camping, gardening, cooking, writing, especially poetry, and later haiku poetry and haibun. He most enjoyed dancing to traditional jazz and being with his family and friends. Emile is survived by his wife of fifty-eight years, Eugenie Domergue Waldteufel; his four children, Natalia Njissang of San Francisco, Emile Gaston Waldteufel of Rohnert Park, Eugenie Antoinette Waldteufel of New Zealand, and Remy Carini of Petaluma; eight grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. A 'potluck picnic', as a Celebration of Emile's life, will be held on Saturday, August 26, from 2-6 p.m. at Strawberry Recreation Center in Mill Valley. The Dixieland Band, Alcatraz Angels, will play.