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Samuel Backus

San Francisco, CA

Samuel Day Backus August 28, 1923 - July 14, 2017 Samuel Day Backus, a native of San Francisco, was born on August 28, 1923. A third-generation San Franciscan, he descended from three Pioneer California families. His great-grandfather, Thomas W Hawkins, settled in the...

Stephen Bardessono

Yountville, CA

Stephen J. Bardessono December 30, 1933 - August 15, 2017 Stephen Joseph Bardessono was born December 30, 1933 in Napa, California. He was the youngest child of Lucy and John Bardessono of Yountville. His father died when Steve was just a baby, so he grew up under the guidance...

Todhunter Bensen

Woodside, CA

Todhunter ("Tod") Weir Bensen December 24, 1962 ~ August 10, 2017 Todhunter ("Tod") Weir Bensen passed away on August 10, 2017 in California. Born on December 24,1962 in New York City, Tod and his mother were surrounded by hospital staff singing Christmas carols, a portent of...

Fr. Gerald Buckley O.P.

Oakland, CA

Fr. Gerald Albert Buckley, O.P. June 28, 1931 - August 15, 2017 In Portland, Oregon, on August 15th, the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Father Gerald Albert Buckley O.P., Catholic priest, Dominican preacher and educator, was called into God's presence....

Patricia Cavagnaro

Daly City, CA

Patricia (Paton)Cavagnaro February 19, 1942 - August 17, 2017 Patricia (Paton) Cavagnaro passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family, after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. She was the loving wife of Robert Cavagnaro, beloved mother of Robert John...

James Crafts Jr.

San Mateo, CA

James Franklin Crafts, Jr. June 16, 1926 - August 8, 2017 We mourn the loss of our husband, brother, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. A brilliant man who lived his life as an example to all, teaching us the value of education through his life-long curiosity...

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