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Metzger, Thomas Joseph  
Thomas Joseph Metzger Ragtime Cowboy Tom rode out of the corral in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, April 29, his son Mike and Mike's wife, Brenda, waving as he headed down the trail. Tom was born June 19, 1929, in Prescott, Arizona, to Henry G. and Alice Rooney Metzger. Henry, unable to work due to tuberculosis, converted the Metzger backyard into a basketball court and a large outbuilding into a pool hall. Tom and his brothers and countless friends spent much of their youth there--known unofficially as the Prescott Boys Club. Tom learned to shoot pool so well that when he was young boy, Henry took him to bars, where they'd hustle sharpshooters. And Tom got so good at shooting basketballs that he was the center and star of the Prescott High School Badgers basketball team, in 1949 leading the team to a state championship and making All State. He was also awarded a full-ride basketball scholarship to the University of Arizona, although (and this we would not learn until much later) he found his fraternity, partying, and girls more attractive than his classes, leading to the revoking of the scholarship. In the early '90s, Tom was inducted into the Prescott High School Athletics Hall of Fame. After (almost) graduating from the UofA with a degree in civil engineering, Tom moved to San Francisco, taking a job with CalTrans, soon after meeting Roselee Smedley, whom he married on May 14, 1954. They celebrated the birth their first son, Stephen, shortly after. The following year, Tom enlisted in the Army and was stationed at Ft. Belvoir, Virginia, for two years. It was here that second son Richard was born. After returning to San Francisco, Tom went back to work for CalTrans, continuing his education through correspondence courses, finally graduating in 1956. In, 1959, son Michael was born, and the following year Tom moved the family to Marin County, where daughter Peggy was born five years later. Tom retired from CalTrans in 1988, though he was called back to work per diem on reconstruction and retrofitting jobs after the Loma Prieta earthquake. Upon retirement, Tom and Roselee enjoyed square-dancing and traveling, taking many extended trips to Europe as well around the US in their travel trailer, Tom at the wheel of his F-150 in his white Stetson. Tom always loved a good joke (even if he'd told it a dozen times before), quipping and joking until his final hours, as well as a good martini, and a good game of cribbage, playing with Roselee every night after dinner to see who would do the dishes. (Oddly, even when Roselee won, she ended up doing the dishes.) Tom was also a tournament bridge player. Roselee died in 2011, and Tom moved into a series of independent- and assisted-living facilities shortly thereafter. Tom is remembered with love by all with whom he crossed paths. His kids and their friends remember his homemade root beer (and beer!, yeah, we got a hold of some of it!) and his involvement in their activities, from Boy Scouts and Indian Guides to Little League. We also remember long summer trips in the family station wagon, Dad encouraging us to join in on "Ragtime Cowboy Joe" and "Big Rock Candy Mountain," completely disregarding our eye-rolling. His grandkids remember his and Roselee's faithful attendance at all their activities, from swim meets and basketball games to plays and music recitals, in addition to taking them along on fifth-wheel camping trips. But mostly, he will be remembered for his kind heart. Peggy says, "He accepted people just as they were, from the ethnically diverse group of people he worked with to the 'orientation' of his daughter and his daughter's wife." Tom is survived by sons Steve (Betsy), Rick (Melanie), and Mike (Brenda), and daughter Peggy (Chris), as well as eight grandchildren, Hannah, Gina, John, Marina (Vijay), Lindsey, Mark, Matt, and Alex, and one great-grandson, Jacob. Tom is also survived by his good friend and companion, Anita Robinson. So long, Dad, you son of a gun from Arizona. See ya in the Big Rock Candy Mountain. A memorial celebration is planned for June 13 at 1:00 at Mike's house, 908 Tavan Estates Rd., Martinez. See you there. Donations may be made in his name to the Guide Dogs for the Blind or the Humane Society. We'd love to read your comments online at Legacy.com .
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Published in Marin Independent Journal from May 10 to June 6, 2015
Mullin, Connie  
Connie Mullin Passed away peacefully in her sleep on May 20th and is now off on a new adventure! Born Cornelia Lott on August 2, 1923 in Canton, Ohio she was a Hall of Fame, daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother as well as a loyal and fun friend. Raised in Alhambra, Ca she went on to the University of Redlands where she met the love her life, Joseph. The two were married in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. After the war, the couple settled in San Francisco where they began to raise their family of six children (Connie, Mike, Dan, Rich, Peggy and Steve). Looking for room to grow, they moved to San Rafael where the family became active members of the community, especially St. Isabella Catholic Church and the Cursillo Movement. Connie was proud to call herself a homemaker and she would be known to refer to her career as one who "raised human beings". As the demands of family life waned, she went to work as a bookkeeper and account manager. In retirement, Connie and Joe liked to travel, be with family and entertain friends. Connie was a great hostess gathering people around the piano for song and the table for wonderful food and conversation. She was a woman of deep faith and steps forward on this new adventure believing in a loving God who will unite her with her husband, Joseph, son, Michael and her parents, Harrison and Cornelia. Her surviving children, their spouses, Maria, Kathy, Gayle, and Robin, 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren along with her brothers, Harry (Ellie) and Jim invite you to celebrate her life at a Memorial Mass on June 1 at St. Isabella Catholic Church in San Rafael at 10:30am. In lieu of flowers, send donations to The Nazareth House, 245 Nova Albion Way, San Rafael, CA 94903. Assisted by Monte's Chapel of the Hills, San Anselmo
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Published in Marin Independent Journal from May 29 to May 31, 2015

Yesterday's Obituaries

Molloy, Terrence V.  
Terrence V. Molloy A resident of Novato, passed away peacefully, at age 75, on May 18, 2015. He was receiving treatment for leukemia at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the eldest of three sons of Melrose and Harold Molloy. He attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Newark College of Engineering, and obtained his MBA from California State University, Hayward. Terry was a devoted husband, a beloved father, a loyal friend, an accomplished professional, and an avid Rotarian. He is survived by his wife, Betty; his three children, Scott, Erin, and Angela; his five grandchildren, Mitchell, Allyson, Evelynn, Maxwell and Bradley; and his two brothers, Dennis and Greg. He also stayed in close contact with his extended Italian family on the East Coast. Terry was strongly committed to his family and friends. He had many hobbies that included sailing, golfing, skiing, traveling, and cooking. Terry's professional achievements include over 45 years as a Mechanical and Control Systems Engineer with PG&E and as a consultant of his own business, C.M.E.S. He was a past District VP of The International Society of Automation (ISA). Terry was also very active as a Rotarian for over 20 years, was a past President of the Rotary Club of Terra Linda, and was a current member of the Rotary Club of Marin Evening. One of Terry's greatest strengths was his ability to analyze and solve problems and evaluate opportunities. He practiced these in every aspect of his life, professionally and personally. But more than anything, Terry was a great person who always put others ahead of himself. He will be deeply missed but never forgotten by his loved ones and friends. Friends and family will gather for an intimate ceremony celebrating Terry's life on June 7. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The Rotary Foundation in his honor.
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Published in Marin Independent Journal on May 29, 2015

Obituaries from Two Days Ago

Mancia, Clorimondo  
Clorimondo Mancia 1926 - 2015 Clorimondo Mancia passed away on May 16, 2015, at his Mill Valley home surrounded by family and friends. He was 88. Born on December 28, 1926, in Cellerano, Italy, Clorimondo was one of six children to Francesco and Maddelena Mancia. Clorimondo worked for a United States diplomat stationed in England in the 1950s. He immigrated to Colorado in his late twenties where he married Gertrud Wamister in 1956. They moved to Marin in 1958 where he worked for more than 30 years for the Belvedere Land Company as a landscaper. Clorimondo is well known for his love of being outdoors, collecting mushrooms with his friends, and creating one of the best vegetable and rose gardens in the neighborhood. The beauty expressed in the detailed care he put into all of his gardens and properties showed his love for creating spaces to be enjoyed by so many people. He always welcomed people with a smile, a joke and an invitation to check out the backyard. Clorimondo worked hard all his life to provide the best for his family and was never one to sit for very long. He was always on the go, even up to the last few days of his life, with newly planted fruit trees in the backyard as his last hurrah. His granddaughter Stella Rose brought him great joy and love. He will be forever in our hearts. Widowed in 2012, Clorimondo leaves behind his son Francesco Mancia and his wife Barbara; daughter Pia Mancia and her husband Daniel Mares; granddaughter Stella Rose Mares; sister Quinta Bova; nieces Leonora Bova and Carla Bova; and friends and family in Italy and Switzerland. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Heartland Hospice, 1050 North-gate Drive, Suite 400, San Rafael 94903.
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Published in Marin Independent Journal from May 24 to May 28, 2015
Marklinger, Gordon A.  
Gordon A. Marklinger Passed away May 16, 2015. Gordon was born November 10, 1932 in San Rafael, CA. Devoted and loving husband to Marilyn, his wife of 63 years. Devoted and loving father to Bill Marklinger (Deceased), Jim Marklinger, Barbara (Rich) Green of Concord, CA and Doug Marklinger of San Rafael, CA. Gordon was a loving grandpa to Terese Marklinger, Carmela Marklinger (Andrew Lantz), Nicole (Joseph) Aceto, Bryan Green, and Kevin Green. Beloved great-grandpa to Peyton, Markus and Avery. Gordon lived his 82 years in the city he loved, San Rafael. He was a lifelong car enthusiast and had an extensive collection of die cast model cars. Memorial celebration will be held at Monte's Chapel of the Hills, 330 Red Hill Avenue in San Anselmo on May 30, 2015 at 10:00 am. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to Haynes Cardiovascular Institute at Marin General Hospital or a charity of your choice. Monte's Chapel of the Hills San Anselmo 453-8440
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Published in Marin Independent Journal from May 23 to May 28, 2015

Obituaries from the Past Week

MAISEL, CHUCK  
Chuck Maisel 1927 - 2015 Filmmaker, author, communicator, human rights champion and philanthropist - Charles J. (Chuck) Maisel passed away peacefully in the arms of his husband Steve in his Oakmont home just as he wanted. He was forty days past his 88th birthday. Born in 1927 at Waco, Texas, Chuck grew up in Phillips and graduated Texas A&M after serving the U.S. Army as an interpreter in occupied Japan. A quintessential member of the "Greatest Generation", Chuck recounted experiences of the Dust Bowl, the Great Depression, and World War Two with objectivity and compassion. His experiences instilled a life-long dedication to humanism and charity. Chuck had a stellar career as a communicator. He began by writing for M.D. Anderson Medical Center in Houston; then, he moved to San Francisco where he wrote for Stanford Research Center and later became Editor of San Francisco Magazine. He was hired away by Walter Landor Associates for whom he wrote and directed educational films that won five Cine Golden Eagle Awards and awards from the John Muir Film Festival and the Padua Film Festival. As a freelance writer and filmmaker, Chuck created "the visitors' experience" for educational exhibits and twelve museums in the United States, Asia and Europe. His creativity is exhibited in the Vatican Library, the Smithsonian Museum, the British Royal Collection and the Library of Congress. Locally, Chuck served on the Board of Directors of the Marin AIDS Political Action Committee, The Marin County Fine Arts Museum, and the Friends of the Federated Indians of the Graton Rancheria. On the occasion of the Library of Congress 200th Anniversary, Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey recruited Chuck to present the 6th Congressional District in a film for the Library's Local Legacies Project. Chuck is survived by Brother Ralph (Lisa) Maisel of Jackson MS, Brothers-in-law Vearl Christiansen of Monroe, UT, Melvin (Barbara) Carroll of Bountiful, UT and Charles Carroll (LuAnn) Carroll of Renton, UT, and numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by Steve Carroll, Chuck's companion of forty-four years with whom he was married in Novato, CA in 2008. The couple lived among numerous friends in Sausalito, Terra Linda, Greenbrae, Graton, and Santa Rosa, CA. Chuck and Steve secretly staged their memorial service three years ago at their beloved Green Center. They wanted to enjoy it themselves and their friends before any more died. In lieu of flowers, Chuck asked that his friends commemorate their friendship by contributing to the Maisel/Carroll Scholarship at Sonoma State University Academic Foundation (SSUA): Sonoma State University, University Development, 1801 East Cotati Blvd., Rohnert Park, CA 94928.
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Published in Marin Independent Journal on May 24, 2015
Mallory, Judith Carol  
Judith Carol Mallory Oct. 28, 1944 - Apr. 28, 2015 Judith C. Mallory of Greenbrae, CA passed away on April 28, 2015 after a long illness. Judith was born October 28, 1944 in Michigan where she grew up, attended college, married and had two children. Judith moved her family to the bay area in 1971. She was a resident and worked in Marin County over 30 years. She is survived by her daughter Beth Roens of Novato; her son John Huster of Berkeley; and three grandchildren, Corbin Roens, and Amelia and Cole Huster. A celebration of Judith's life is planned for May 31, 2015 from 1:00 3:00pm. Please contact Beth Roens for details (415) 613-9955 or b_roens@hotmail.com
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Published in Marin Independent Journal on May 24, 2015
McIntyre, Mary Ellen  
Mary Ellen McIntyre Mar 4, 1925 - May 4, 2015 Mary Ellen was born and raised in MN. She earned her RN degree and kept it current for 62 years. She married and moved to CA where she worked for L.A. county and then Marin County while raising her family. In retirement she moved to Murrieta, CA to be near her daughter. Every where she went she made wonderful lifelong friends. A funeral mass will be held at Our Lady of Loretto, in Novato, on Thursday, May 28th at 11:00. Reception to follow in fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to catholic charities, Hospice or a charity of your choice. Mary Ellen was a great believer in giving.
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Published in Marin Independent Journal from May 17 to May 25, 2015
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