Miscellaneous Marin County, California Obituaries


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Dorothy Louise Locks
Of Marin City, went Home on May 12, 2002. She was the loving mother of Lee Andrew Moss, Curtis Jones, Anita Shorter, and the late Reneddia Jones. She was a great grandmother and community backbone -- loved by many in the Marin City community. Friends are invited to attend Funeral Services, Saturday, May 18, 2002 at 1:00 PM at Cornerstone Community Church of God and Christ in Marin City, with Reception to follow. Friends may call for Visitation Friday evening from 7:00 to 8:00 PM at RUSSELL & GOOCH FUNERAL CHAPEL, 270 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley. Interment Private Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno. 

John V. Chambers
John V. Chambers, a Kentfield resident for more than 50 years, spent his working life in management and finance of large engineering construction projects. He measured himself by those accomplishments. He graduated from the California Institute of Technology in 1932 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. In 1939, he earned the gold medal for highest score on the California C.P.A. exam, while working at Coopers and Lybrand Accountants in Los Angeles. During World War II, he was Assistant Administrative Manager of the Marinship Yard at Sausalito, building Liberty ships. After the war, he served as treasurer of Industrial Indemnity Insurance Company, then shifted to the Bechtel Corporation. Over the years, he moved about the country as administrative project manager for a crude oil pipeline through Wisconsin and Michigan, a gas pipeline in British Colombia, a gas pipeline from Alberta to California, a coal slurry pipeline project for the Midwest, and most public, the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system. From 1957-60, he directed Bechtel's Procurement Division in San Francisco. After retiring from Bechtel, he consulted for several years for S and Q Engineering, Morgan Hill. Finally, he chaired the effort to fund and build the Marinship Museum exhibit, located at the Bay Model of the Army Corps of Engineers on the Sausalito waterfront, now open for public viewing. Mr. Chambers passed away on May 4, 2002 at age 91. His first wife, Marguerite Mounts Chambers, died in 1963. He is survived by his present wife, Magda Battha Chambers; three children from his first marriage, John C. Chambers, Terry Chambers, and Sue Riggs; son Mark Chambers from his second family; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A private observance for family is planned. KEATON MORTUARY 1022 E Street, San Rafael 415-453-0571. 

Dorothy I. Glenn
Of Wynnewood, PA, died on May 9, 2002; retired employee of John Wanamaker. Survived by two brothers, four sisters, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She is also survived by her good friends, Alexis L. Barbieri and David A. Wiley of Philadelphia. Services will be private. Roger Camille Pehargou
Passed away peacefully on May 11, 2002 at age 63, following a battle with cancer. He is survived by his loving wife Gigi Pehargou, his loving sons Stephen Pehargou and Michael and Judy Pecoff and grandsons Michael, Jr. and Shane. He will be dearly missed by his loving brother Paul Pehargou and wife Nina and nieces and nephews. He was a native of San Francisco. Roger liked boating and gardening; and his latest hobby was golf. Friends are invited to attend Funeral Services at 12:30 PM on Friday, May 17th, 2002 at St. Francis Catholic Church, 3rd Street West and West Napa Street, Sonoma. Interment - Valley Memorial Park, Novato, CA. Donations to Hanna Boys Center or to the charity of your choice. DUGGAN'S MISSION CHAPEL 525 West Napa Street Sonoma ~ 707-996-3655. 

June Pauline Brusati
Born in Sausalito in 1920, Auntie June lived in Marin County until her death on May 9, 2002. Her husband of 50 years, Ray Brusati, predeceased her. 13 nieces and nephews, 16 grandnieces and grandnephews, and many friends survive her. She was involved in many social activities and loved dancing. She was past President of Marin Solo's Club and Tam Organ Club. She was a vibrant face at the DMV, retiring after 18 years of dedication. Friends are invited to join her family in Celebration of Life on Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at 10:30 a.m. at Mission San Rafael. Visitation will be at Keaton Mortuary on Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Any donations, please make to the American Heart Association, The Arthritis Foundation or a charity of your choice. KEATON MORTUARY 1022 E Street, San Rafael 415-453-0571. 

Gertrude Rose Crocker (nee Fitzpatrick)
Died after a short illness at Marin General Hospital May 11, 2002. Gertrude - a fourth generation San Franciscan - was born on August 31, 1911. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Ralph, of San Rafael, a son, Kevin of San Francisco, and many friends and relatives. Gertrude attended St. Agnes School and St. Rose Academy in San Francisco and the College of Marin. After graduating from St. Rose, she worked at S.F. General Hospital as a buyer. During World War II, she was employed by the Department of the Army at Fort Mason and then by the American National Red Cross. After moving to Marin County in 1951, she worked for the San Rafael Parks and Recreation Department. She helped start, and was the first manager of, the San Rafael Employee's Credit Union. In addition, she volunteered at a number of charitable organizations. Gertrude loved literature. Her favorite authors were Auden, Joyce, Yeats, and Beckett. She wrote one novel Cardinal Court (1996), a book of poetry, a family history, and many short stories. She loved life - and her warmth, low-key wit, and erudition made her the center of attraction at many gatherings and parties. Donations preferred to House of St. Martin de Porres, 225 Potereo Avenue, Mission District, San Francisco, CA 94130. Funeral Mass St. Raphael Church, San Rafael, Thursday, May 16, 2002, at 10:00 a.m. Burial Friday, May 17, 2002, at Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma, at 1:00 p.m. KEATON MORTUARY 415-453-0571. 

Paul Foster
Passed away on Sunday, May 12th, 2002, peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family. Adored husband of Brenda and father of Lisa and Claire. As requested, there will be no funeral. 

Leo Pinkerton Lowery "Dzia Dzia"
Leo Lowery, 84, of Sonoma, died May 9, 2002 from complications following pneumonia. He was born in Haskell, Texas, July 1, 1917 to Cole and Alice Pinkerton. After tragically being orphaned at a young age, he was raised in Mountain Home, Arkansas by his grandmother where he attended school, and was a member of the Mt. Home Band. He later relocated to Idaho where he played high school football and subsequently graduated. After years of travel and various jobs in heavy equipment operation, he served as an operating engineer in the Aleutian Islands defensive war efforts during World War II. After the war, Leo settled in California where he began a career with Operating Engineers, Local #3. As an active and retired member for the next 58 years, Leo was involved in numerous highway and construction projects throughout California. Some of his accomplishments were Candlestick Park, Sears Point Raceway and Highway 101. In his spare time, he loved to fish, hunt and bake. Leo's greatest passion was his endearing interactions with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He lived in the Tamalpais Valley area of Mill Valley for many years before moving to Novato where he managed Pacifica Apartments and Storage Yard for 16 years. Following a severe stroke in 1992 Leo became a resident in Sonoma's London House Convalescent Center where he has been residing for the past seven years. He was affectionately called "Papa Leo" by the dedicated and caring staff at London House. Mr. Lowery was husband for 55 years to Ann M. Lowery who preceded him in death. He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Jim O'Shea of Novato and Melanie and Ron Campbell of Sonoma; his four grandchildren, James O'Shea and his wife Lisa; Paul Thomas and his wife Traci; Voni Eyler and her husband Jim, and Tressa Campbell; and his four great grandchildren, Ryan, Brennan, Meggan and Cole. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2002, 3:30 p.m. at Duggan's Mission Chapel, 525 W. Napa Street, Sonoma, California. 

Marlene McGregor
Died peacefully at her San Rafael home after a long battle with cancer on May 5, 2002. She was 68 years old. She was born on November 9, 1933 in Managua, Nicaragua. She graduated from Notre Dame High School and St. Joseph's School of Nursing in San Francisco in 1954. A 35 year resident of San Rafael, Marlene was the beloved wife for 48 years to Eugene McGregor. She was the devoted mother of Robert McGregor of San Rafael, Paul McGregor of Pacifica, Michael McGregor of Weddington, North Carolina, Bruce McGregor of San Rafael and Daniel McGregor of San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua. She was "Mama Tia" of Alfredo Barcenas of Managua, Nicaragua. Marlene was the loving mother-in-law of Jean Tuck McGregor and Patricia Robles McGregor and grandmother to Tessa, Alec, Ian, Neil and Gram McGregor. She was preceded in death by her loving father Norbert A. Bonitz. Marlene is survived by her mother Olga Ofelia Bonitz of San Francisco, her sister Gloria Bonitz of San Francisco, her brothers Paul Bonitz of South San Francisco and Richard Bonitz of Moraga, sisters-in-law Luz Marina Bonitz, Paula Bonitz and Roberta Thompson. Marlene was the beloved aunt to 16 nieces and nephews and many grandnieces and grandnephews. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass on Saturday, May 18, 2002 at Saint Raphael's Church, San Rafael, California at 10:00 AM. Memorial contributions 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. 

Harold Hugh Robinson Jr., M.D.
Passed away at home in San Francisco, May 12th, 2002 at 83. He is survived by his devoted and loving wife Carole Meyer Robinson; sister Roberta Bolton and brother-in-law Thomas Bolton; loving sons Harold H. Robinson III, Forrest Robinson, Ross A. Robinson; grandchildren Harold H. Robinson IV, Tod Robinson, Laura (Robinson) Burleigh, Grace Robinson, Renate Robinson, Emma Robinson, Marie Robinson, Ross A. Robinson Jr; great-grandchildren Katie Robinson, Megan Robinson, Jack and Miles Burleigh, Tommy Bolton Jr., Sara Bolton; stepchildren James S. Tonkin, Susan J. Riegel, Anna L. Tonkin, Robert J. Tonkin; stepgrandchildren Allison A. Riegel, Jess M. Riegel, Zachary A. Tonkin, Miles W. Tonkin. The last several years he was tenderly cared for by Andrew Perez. Born in Sacramento, CA., June 22, 1918 "Rob" graduated from Stanford 1939 and Marquette Medical School 1943. He did residency at Santa Clara with Internship at Shriners Childrens Hospital, San Francisco. He served as a Major in the U.S. Army, returning to practice as an orthopedic surgeon from 1949 - 1990. He was a member of California Medical Assn., and on staff at Mercy, Sutter and UC Hospitals. Harold was an Eagle Scout, physician at Summer Camp Harvey West, 33rd degree Mason, Shriner, Member - American Medical Assn. and served as secretary-treasurer. He served as Vice President and Director for his father, H. H. Robinson Sr.'s Merchants Bank, founded 1921 in Sacramento. He was a past member of: International Rotary, World Trade Club, Del Paso Country Club, Sutter Club, International Wine and Food Society- Sacramento Chapter and St. Francis Yacht Club. Rob had friends throughout Northern California, including Belvedere where he lived for 22 years. He enjoyed travel, hunting, sailing, fast cars and mostly celebrating with family and friends. Rob loved all that life had to offer and lived it fully, actively and with zest. He had many friends, and was affectionately known to family as "Papa-Doc". A Memorial Service will be held at 11:30 AM, June 2, 2002 at the Sutter Club in Sacramento, CA. All will be welcome. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. HALSTED N. GRAY - CAREW & ENGLISH San Francisco, California. 

Thank you Peter! You graced our lives for 20 magical years. God lent you to us for this short period so that we could experience your wonder, but He must have missed you and so He called you Home. May your birthday in Heaven be a happy one. Happy 21st sweet boy. Mama & Papa 

Peter Amcotts
Renowned international agribusiness engineering consultant, Peter Amcotts, passed away May 7, 2002, peacefully at home in Greenbrae surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Buckinghamshire, England in 1924. Amcotts was a captain in the British Royal and Indian Corp of Engineers during W.W.II. He and his wife Daphne, of 53 years, met in Ceylon and lived in England, Africa, Canada, Hawaii and now California. They shared a lifetime of adventures, a love of books, classical music, sailing and many memories of living life to thefullest. He has a daughter Karen, and grandchildren Jonathan and Emily; and his daughter Julie, son-in-law Tom Dougherty and grandchildren Jessica and newest addition Sarah 6 months. His brother William and sister Kathleen, and nieces Christine and Linda reside in the UK. The story of Peter Amcotts' extraordinary life and journeys around the world can be read in his recent autobiography, "The Best Laid Plans". Donations to Marin Hospice. 

Carl L. Anderson
Passed away suddenly on his ranch in Yolo County on May 4, 2002 at the age of 74 years. Born on the family farm in Hoffman, Minnesota, Mr. Anderson was a U.S. Army Veteran, Graduate of San Jose State College, Life Member of California CPA Society (on the Ethics Committee), Member of Sons of Norway, Men's Dinner Club, Mason's Leif Erickson League, Petaluma Sr. Riding and Driving Club. He was a past member of Western Counties Quarter Horse Club, San Francisco Dog Training Club and Golden Gate Boxer Club. Preceded in death by his late wife Emma in 1978 and his late mother and father Petra and Peter Anderson, his late sister Myrtle and two brothers Arthur and Clarence. He is survived by his companion of 20 years, Barbara Morgan of San Rafael and his son David Anderson of Los Banos, his sisters and brothers Selma, Edna, Walter and Albert. Friends and family are invited to attend a Funeral Service at the Noble Chapel at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park in Colma on Monday at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sons of Norway Scholarship Fund; Capay Valley Fire Department; or the American Heart Association. DRISCOLL'S, COMISKY, ANDERSON VALENCIA STREET SERRA MORTUARY 415-970-8801. 

Gloria L. Belben
God called and one of his angels returned to Heaven. Loving wife of Herbert C. Belben, mother of four: Diane, Kirk, Barry and Scott; grandmother of five: Joel, Leah, Paula, Daniel and Alexa; surrogate mom to many, passed away in her sleep on April 24, 2002. Gloria, born in San Francisco, June 1st, 1931, the seventh of eight children, is survived by three sisters: Rosa, Carmen and Connie, and one brother: Mario. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Manuel C. Aliphat raised this beautiful girl who, after graduating from Presentation Academy, married Herb in 1950. The Belben family moved from San Francisco to San Rafael in 1960 where Gloria began her involvement in and service to the Santa Venetia community. Gloria touched the lives of many. She was a tireless worker, always upbeat, loving and caring with an endless smile. Over the past ten years Gloria was employed by the San Rafael High School as Attendance Clerk. There too she touched the lives of many. Gloria loved working with everyone: teachers, office staff, students and their parents. She provided a special service and touch with her bilingual ability, positive nature and spirit of participating in events. Gloria leaves us all with sweet memories of her warm smile and open arms. She brought love and happiness to everyone she met. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in the name of Gloria L. Belben may be made to the charity of your choice or the San Rafael High School Scholarship Foundation at 185 Mission, San Rafael, CA 94901. 

Jessie Todd Green 1905~2002
Ms. Green left us May 6th, 2002. Missouri born, Kansas raised and Bay Area resident since 1947, Jessie made fast friends wherever she lived, most recently in Santa Rosa. Known for her generosity, independence and humor, Jessie will be missed. Her husband, Charlie passed away in 1969. No services. Inquiries call 650-593-7273. 

Joe M. Kaptur, Jr.
Passed into Heaven on April 13, 2002. Preceded in death by parents, Joseph and Teresa Kaptur. Beloved brother of Marylou Valenti and Ann Deaver. Loving uncle of Kristina and Tami, and great uncle to Amber, Rachel, Michael and Matthew. Dear friend of Michal and Barbara Bedecarrax. We will all remember his loving personality, twinkling eyes, and wonderful cooking. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Celebration of Joe's Life on May 18, 2002 at 11 a.m., at St. Mary's Catholic Church (Chapel), corner of 1st Street and Monterey Road in Gilroy, CA. Mass cards or donations to a charity of your choice in remembrance of Joe are preferred. 

Teresa Marchese, Born July 23, 1914, age 87
Passed away May 9, 2002 at home in San Rafael where she resided for the past four and a half years. Previously she was a 55 year resident of San Jose. Beloved wife of the late Albert J. Marchese, loving mother of Sandra Cadigan (Timothy), cherished grandmother of Dana McKeon (John), Colleen Maddalena (Michael) and Christine McGuinn (Sean). Cherished great-grandmother to Jack and Julia McKeon, Gina Maddalena and Lauren McGuinn. Teresa's passions in life were family, friends, gardening and cooking. Many thanks to friends and staff (especially Jacquie Hoffman) at Maria Freitas Center for their continuous support as well as Hospice for their dedication, advice and help, especially nurse Barbara McLain. Friends may attend visitation at Keatons Mortuary, 1022 E Street, San Rafael, on Monday, May 13, 2002, 4-7 p.m.; Rosary 7:00 p.m. Private funeral and burial in Santa Clara, CA. Donations to Hospice preferred. Keaton Mortuary (415) 453-0571. 

Edward F. Pierce
Edward Fairchild Pierce of Corte Madera died at Kaiser Hospital in San Rafael on May 7, 2002, after a brief illness. He was 83 years old. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on November 6, 1918, to the Rev. Jason Noble Pierce and Mary Fairchild Pierce. He was married to Betty Zehnder Pierce for 54 years, until her death in 1994, and he is survived by their four children: Tony Pierce of Seattle, Washington; Pari Pedersen of Klamath Falls, Oregon; Jason Pierce of Pico Rivera, California; and Maggie Miller of Lander, Wyoming; as well as six grandchildren: Jenna and Matt Pierce, Olaf and Erik Pedersen, and Emma and Zoe Miller. Ed Pierce served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II as a flight instructor. Before the war, he attended San Francisco State College, where he was editor of the college newspaper. Ed and Betty Pierce moved to Corte Madera in 1951. Ed became a certified public accountant and was a partner in the San Rafael firm of Hellman, Hellman & Pierce until his retirement several years ago. He was a longtime member of the Optimist Club and served as treasurer of the Unitarian Church and the Corte Madera- Larkspur Tennis League. An avid tennis player, Ed continued to play the game vigorously until two months before his death. Edís lifelong passion was flying, and he was a natural pilot who enjoyed performing aerial acrobatics. He flew out of Schellville regularly for many years. After losing his medical clearance due to a heart valve replacement in his sixties, he took up soaring in acrobatic gliders, making the long drive to Middletown each week to catch the thermals and do loops for a few hours. He was fond of taking friends up in the glider, and his skill as pilot never failed to astound and amaze them. In lieu of flowers, his family asks that friends make a contribution in his name to a favorite charity. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2002 at 11 a.m. in Menke Park at Old Corte Madera Square. 

Carol Loretta Byrnes, January 14, 1938 ~ May 7, 2002
At rest, Tuesday, May 7, 2002, at Marin General Hospital after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. Born, raised and educated in San Francisco, she attended Lincoln High School and the University of San Francisco where she received her teaching credential. Carol then went on to a 30 year career with San Francisco Unified School District, teaching high school at various locations. For the past 18 years she taught at Galileo High School, where in 1996 she received an Outstanding Teacher Recognition from the University of California, San Diego after being nominated by former students. She was also named Junior Achievement Teacher of the Year in 1997. Teaching was more than just her profession, it was her passion; especially in the realm of applied economics, where she was twice named in the National Junior Achievement Honor Rolls. A 40 year resident of Marin County, Carol was the loving and devoted mother of her son James, a Fireman with the Marin County Fire Department, and the dear and adored daughter of James and Adele Smith, all of Larkspur. Carol will be greatly missed by her family, friends and her dearest and lifelong friend Paula Meader. Carol and Paula have been friends for over 60 years, and have never lost their interest in antique jewelry shopping and birthday lunches. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 15, at Saint Patrick's Church, 114 King Street, Larkspur. There will be a reception for family and friends to celebrate Carol's life following the Services. KEATON MORTUARY 1022 E Street, San Rafael 415-453-0571. 

Mary Catherine "Katie" Goodman, Long Time Resident of Novato
Passed away at a Greenbrae rest home after a long battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband of 50 years of marriage, George; two sons, William of Stevensville, Montana and Philip of Kiryat Arba, Israel. Sister, Dorothy of Rancno Bernardo, California. Brother, Don of Palos Verde, California; and eight grandchildren. She was 84, a native of Canada, received her education in Victoria, B.C. and Seattle, Washington. She was a life master in bridge, a life member of Hadassah, a member of Marin Chapter City of Hope and affiliated with Kol Shofar Synagogue in Tiburon. Burial was private in Kol Shofar Cemetery in San Rafael. Family requests bequests go to Hospice of Marin. 

Fleeta Lee
Passed over peacefully in Los Gatos, May 8, 2002. Dearly beloved wife for 50 years of the late Perle Arthur Lee of Sausalito, loving daughter of the late Robert and Elizabeth McFatridge of Weatherford, Oklahoma, loving and beloved mother of the late Robert E. Lee and William Lee of Lynn, Washington, Helen Harlan Armitage of Santa Rosa, Gayle Lee of Los Gatos, loving grandmother of the late Steven and Saundra Lee, Dennis Harlan, Phillip Harlan and Kenneth Harlan, loving great grandmother of the late Shana Harlan, Geoffrey Harlan, loving great great grandmother of Amber, Emma and Casey. Loving sister of the late Amy Baxley and Preston McFatridge, loving aunt of Willard Baxley of Visalia and Max McFatridge of LaPorte, Texas. Fleeta's life and love was her devotion to her family and her little garden in Sausalito. A Visitation will be held from 2-6 PM Sunday, May 12, 2002 at Darling Fischer Chapel of the Hills, 615 N. Santa Cruz Avenue, Los Gatos. Funeral Services will begin at 2:00 PM Monday, May 13, 2002 at the above Chapel. Interment will be at Mt. Tamalpais, San Rafael, California. 

Mary Ella Butler Cook
Born in 1908 in Kentucky, Mary lived 32 years in Corte Madera. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Jacqueline and Frank Sue, two granddaughters, Khedda Keene, Candace Sue (Robert Hoffmeister) and great-grandson, Greg Harris. Gifts may be made in Mary's memory to Hillside Church, 5461 Paradise Drive, Corte Madera 94925. 

Hanna Marie Etchebehere
Passed away May 6, 2002. Beloved wife of the late John Etchebehere, sister of Mary Bowler, loving mother of Michele Nowakowski, proud grandmother of Meghan and Marissa, and son-in-law Michael. She is also survived by her nieces Paulette and Annette, Monique, Denise and Marci. Other loved members of the family are Jules, Jean, David and Jean-Jules, as well as many friends. Hanna was a native of Elko, Nevada. She lived in Marin for 46 years. Friends are invited to join the family in a Celebration of Her Life Friday, May 10th at St. Isabella Catholic Church at 1:00 PM. 

Luz (Lucy) Ruiz, At Rest on May 8, 2002
Beloved wife for 65 years to Manuel Ruiz, Jr. Loving and adored mother of Diane Mason, Julie Norris, Victoria Loustalot and Richard Ruiz. Dear mother-in-law of Richard Mason, David Norris and Robert Loustalot. Devoted grandmother of Pamela Mason- Wood and husband Robert, Michael Mason, Gino Norris and wife Renee and Vince Norris and wife Jill. Great grandmother of Noelle and Bobby Wood, Zachary Norris and Nicolette and Andrew Reif. Dear sister of Maria Teresa Santa Maria. Born in Guatemala, she was raised in and was a resident of San Francisco for over 80 years. Former Volunteer of the Year for the American Heart Association. A long time parishioner and volunteer at St. Thomas Apostle Church. She loved sewing, flowers, walking her dogs, and she loved watching sunsets at the beach. Friends are invited to attend Funeral Committal Services on Saturday, May 11th at 1:00 PM at Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma. (Donations to Alzheimer's Association of Northern California, American Heart Association, S.F. Chapter, or American Cancer Society, S.F. Unit preferred). McAVOY O'HARA CO. Paul Arthur Domergue-Associate (415) 668-0077. 

Patricia L. Taylor
Passed away on April 30, 2002. She was the fiancée of Lou Pfrimmer. Patricia was the mother of William Quester, Jr. of Santa Rosa and daughter of Carol Boyar of Corte Madera. She is also survived by her sister Karen Cloney of Novato and brother Bob Boyar of Corte Madera. Friends may call for Visitation on Saturday, May 11, 2002 at Monte's Chapel of the Hills, 330 Red Hill Avenue, San Anselmo, California at 12:00 Noon, followed by a Graveside Service at 1:30 PM at Mount Tamalpais Cemetery in San Rafael. Memorial gifts to Hospice of Marin, 250 Nellen Avenue, Corte Madera, CA 94925. Monte's Chapel of the Hills Family Owned and Operated San Anselmo ~ 415-453-8440. 

Donald J. Guild, A Resident of Kentfield
Passed away on Monday, May 6, 2002 at age 72. Born and raised in San Francisco, he graduated from Mission High School. He was a Veteran of the Korean War in which he was awarded a Purple Heart. Don graduated with an engineering degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1958 and in the same week moved to Marin County. Don specialized in Hydroelectric Engineering and retired from Tudor Engineering in 1992. Don has been enjoying his retirement in Kentfield. He was a big SF 49er fan. He built himself a greenhouse and turned into an avid gardener. His greatest passion was for building and woodworking. Don was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy A. Guild (1996). He is survived by his children Donna Broughan of Larkspur, Rob and Suzy Guild of Kentfield, and Liz and Andy Adams of Forestville; his seven grandchildren Mitchell, Makayla, Gary, Erin, Willie, Eric and Coltin. Friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass on Friday, May 10, 2002 at St. Anselm's Catholic Church, Bolinas and Shady Lane, Ross, CA, at 1:00 PM. Visitation will begin at 12:00 Noon at the church. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Don's name to the Catholic Youth Organization, c/o St. Anselm's School, 40 Belle Avenue, San Anselmo, CA 94960. Monte's Chapel of the Hills Family Owned and Operated San Anselmo ~ 415-453-8440. 

Louise Levin
Passed away in San Rafael May 6, 2002 at age 95 years. Loving mother of Paul Levin and his wife Helen Levin of San Rafael, dear grandmother of Tony, Michael, and Susan Levin, sister of James Winsberg, M.D. She was a native of Chicago, Illinois. Graveside Services will be held Thursday, May 16, 2002 at 1:00 PM at Oak Woods Cemetery in Chicago, Illinois. RUSSELL & GOOCH FUNERAL CHAPEL 270 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley 415-388-1573. 

Laura L. Lindsey
Age 73 died May 5, 2002 in Novato. She is survived by her sons William, Gary and Dennis, her daughter Rose, and six grandchildren. Per her request no services will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Avenue, Corte Madera, CA 94925-1133. 

Mary Kathleen McKenzie
A long time resident of Marin County, passed away on May 1, 2002. Born October 12, 1921, she was raised in Ithaca, New York by her parents Joseph and Kathleen from Clare County, Ireland. After working for the War Department, as secretary to John McCloy during World War II, she returned home to Ithaca where she met her husband, Bruce, who was attending Cornell University, while they were both employees of the CBS radio affiliate WHCU. They later married in Sausalito in 1950. During their 52 years of marriage, together, they raised and loved their four children: Gary (Jean), James (Sally), Mark, and Laurie (Ken); and five grandchildren: Jamie, Matthew, Kevin, Katie, and Emily. She also leaves a brother Joseph (Carol) from Lyons, New York; her cousins, the McColpins of Novato, California, and many nieces and nephews. She will also be remembered by her friendships of 30 years -- as an employee of the Marin County Transit District -- as secretary to the Board of Supervisors and to the Peace Commission -- and to those who remember her, as the den mother of Den 8, Pack 30 of the Cub Scouts. A Memorial Service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14th, at St. Sebastian's, 373 Bon Air Road, Greenbrae, California. The family would appreciate that any donations be made to the Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Avenue, Corte Madera, CA. 

Russell F. Dwyer
Age 79, passed away very unexpectedly Saturday May 4, 2002 at his home in San Rafael. Born in Chisholm, Minnesota, the son of John and Pearl Dwyer, Russ attended Chisholm High School where he played basketball and was on a Minnesota State Championship team. At the age of 17 he enlisted in the Army Air Corps becoming the pilot of a B-17 Flying Fortress Bomber. Russ and his crew fought in World War II flying 38 missions over Italy, Romania, Czechoslovakia and Germany; they were a proud and successful crew that never lost a man or an airplane. After the war Russ completed his business degree at the University of Minnesota and moved to California. There he began a 38-year career with Wells Fargo Bank, retiring in 1984 as Senior Vice President but continuing on for several years as a consultant and expert witness in all matters pertaining to commercial finance. During this period he built a house, helped raise four children and was an active volunteer with the Marin Council Boy Scouts of America for which he received the Silver Beaver Award. In 1971, Russ married Sebastiana (Jeannie) Dwyer, with whom he lived a happy, active and content life for 31 years. He had a passion for woodworking and made numerous artistic bowls and many other pieces that now adorn the homes of his children and many friends. He also enjoyed fly-fishing, golf, gardening, hiking, reciting poetry, reading and the company of his children and grandchildren. He will be fondly remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather with a robust and powerful passion for life as well as a caring and compassionate heart. Russ is missed and survived by his wife, Jeannie of San Rafael, his sister Helen Monico of Windsor, MA, his son Lawrence A. Dwyer of Reno, NV, his daughter Lenora A. Thoelecke of Windsor, CA, his daughter Louise H. Hollingsworth of Folsom, CA, his son Lowell J. Dwyer of San Anselmo, CA and his ten grandchildren: Heather, Nathan, Kevin, Aaron, Evelyn, Jennifer, Lauren, Erica, Scott and Grace. A Memorial Service will be held at Keaton's Mortuary on Saturday, May 11, 2002 at 3:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, we would appreciate donations be sent to the Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Ave., Corte Madera, CA. KEATON MORTUARY San Rafael, CA 94901.

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