San Francisco Chronicle Obituaries

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June 17, 2018

Elena Amaya

Elena Amaya

San Francisco, CA

Elena Beatriz Amaya nee Alegria April 28,1933 - June 12,2018 Elena passed away on June 12, 2018 after a courageous struggle with cancer. She never lost faith that she would get better, and eventually accepted her destiny with grace and equanimity. Elena was born in the San...

Marianne Bancroft

Marianne Bancroft

Pacifica, CA

Marianne Margaret Bancroft Marianne Margaret Bancroft, of Pacifica CA, passed away on Sunday June 10th in Oakland, CA, of natural causes. Born on April 20, 1931 in Altadena, CA to Ewing Ransom Forman and Mary Virginia Forman (née Marshall), Marianne grew up and attended...

Alda Campi

Alda Campi

San Francisco, CA

Alda Rose Campi Sept 5, 1920 - June 12, 2018 Alda Rose Campi at rest on June 12, 2018 peacefully at her home of 68 years with her Son by her side. Alda was the Beloved wife of the late George Campi for 51 wonderful years, Devoted Mother of George Campi II, and Adored Nonnie...

Philip Francesconi

Philip Francesconi

San Francisco, CA

Philip G. Francesconi Phil Francesconi passed away suddenly on May 21, 2018. He was the beloved son of the late Gino and Dolly Francesconi, loving brother of Joan Miller, beloved uncle of Scott and Danielle Miller, and the loving partner of Janet Holland. Phil is also...

Published in San Francisco Chronicle from Jun. 6 to Jun. 17, 2018.

Nancy Keane

Nancy Keane

San Francisco, CA

Nancy Keane July 9, 1936 – June 12, 2018 Nancy Mifflin Keane passed away peacefully at home after a brief illness. Born and raised in San Francisco, Nancy grew up in Noe Valley, the eighth of nine sisters. She graduated from Mission HS and attended SFSU with her best friend...

Helmi Lillef

Helmi Lillef

San Francisco, CA

Helmi Lillef January 31, 1933 – June 10, 2018 Helmi Lillef passed away at home, in Daly City, at the age of 85. Born January 31, 1933 in Venevere, Estonia to August and Lonny Tammik. Beloved wife of Frank Lillef, Jr., a native of San Francisco, still residing in Daly City....

William "Bill" McDonald

William "Bill" McDonald

Burlingame, CA

William "Bill" McDonald 1942 - 2018 William "Bill" H. McDonald passed away peacefully in San Mateo at the age of 75 years on June 9, 2018. Bill was dearly loved by his family and friends for his kindness, compassion, love, humor, forgiveness and strength. Bill was born in San...

Published in San Francisco Chronicle from Jun. 16 to Jun. 18, 2018.

Marion Morrison

Marion Morrison

San Francisco, CA

Marion Lois Morrison April 21, 1938 - April 15, 2018 Marion Lois Morrison passed away peacefully on April 15, 2018 at the Heritage on the Marina, San Francisco, California. She and her twin sister were born on April 21, 1938 in Los Angeles, California to parents Marion Eaton...

Mary Pappas

Mary Pappas

San Francisco, Ca

Mary Pappas Mary Pappas passed away in San Francisco, on June 8, 2018 at the age of 92. Dearly beloved wife and devoted companion for 55 years of the late Angelo Pappas; loving and gentle mother of Foula Vasilogiorgis, Manuel Pappas and Angie Pappas Torre; loving yiayia of...

Published in San Francisco Chronicle from Jun. 14 to Jun. 17, 2018.

Bert Simonian

Bert Simonian

San Francisco, CA

Bervyn J. "Bert" Simonian Bervyn J. Simonian was born and raised in San Francisco. He attended St. Thomas the Apostle grammar school and graduated from Sacred Heart High school in 1956. He is survived by his devoted wife of 56 years, Marina. He was a loving father to Ronald...

Joanne St. Clair

Joanne St. Clair

Clearlake, CA

Joanne Therese St. Clair 1934-2018 Joanne St. Clair died in Clearlake, CA on June 13, 2018. A third generation San Franciscan. She was a graduate of St. Paul Elementary and High Schools. Was employed by Bancroft-Whitney Publishers and Kingwell Brothers in San Francisco and...

Georganna Sugarman

Georganna Sugarman

Millbrae, CA

Georganna Sugarman July 23, 1933 - June 5, 2018 Mrs. Georganna (Spencer) Sugarman, born on July 23, 1933 in Preston, Idaho, to the late Hazel Spencer and the late Wendell Spencer, passed away at age 84 on June 5, 2018 in Burlingame, California. She was a mother and homemaker....

Betty Waight

Betty Waight

San Francisco, CA

Betty Lou Waight (Segrin) April 12, 1927 - June 5, 2018 Slipped peacefully into rest in San Francisco, California. Betty was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and a resident of San Francisco for 81 years. Her husband Vernon H. Waight, parents Louis and Pauline Segrin and sister...

Sandra Welsh

Sandra Welsh

San Bruno, CA

Sandra Welsh Jan. 9, 1940 - May 23, 2018 Sandra Welsh passed away peacefully on May 23rd, 2018. She will always be loved by her husband Roy, sons Greg, Mike and Chris, sister Debbie Pretes, sister-in-law Dolores Welsh along with countless family and friends. Her passions were...

Thomas Winter

Thomas Winter

Oroville, CA

Thomas Edward Winter Nov. 4, 1952 - June 13, 2018 Tom passed away in Oroville after a brief illness surrounded by his loving family. He leaves behind his companion of over 20 years, Nancy Kilmartin, and her family. He is also survived by his two sisters; Kathleen (Les) Casazza...

June 16, 2018

Jeremiah Fitzgerald

Jeremiah Fitzgerald

San Francisco, CA

Jeremiah Patrick ("Pat") Fitzgerald Passed on surrounded by family on June 8, 2018, just 10 days after his 56th birthday. Pre-deceased by his father, Jeremiah C. Fitzgerald, and his mother, Julia F. Verling Fitzgerald; and survived by his brother, William ("Bill") Fitzgerald...

June 15, 2018

Isamu Kuwahara

Isamu Kuwahara

Pescadero, CA

Isamu Kuwahara September 14, 1926 - June 7, 2018 Longtime resident of Pescadero, CA. Retired farmer who loved the outdoors and sitting in his car listening to the radio. Dad was a good friend and teacher by showing us the benefits and rewards of hard work. Survived by his...

Madelyn Lunny

Madelyn Lunny

Inverness, CA

Madelyn Joan Lunny Madelyn Joan Lunny of Inverness, daughter of Andrew J. Gawley and Madelyn O'Connor Gawley passed on June 10, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. Joan was born in San Francisco October 16, 1932 and attended Presentation High School and SF College for...

June 14, 2018

Irene Bechtel

Irene Bechtel

Millbrae, CA

Irene Ganin Bechtel February 1, 1933 - June 12, 2018 Irene Ganin Bechtel, our adored mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully on June 12th, 2018 culminating a vibrant and faith-filled life. She was a loving, strong, generous, adventurous, and intelligent woman. Living...

Lillian Hamburg

Lillian Hamburg

Mesa, Az - Mortuary Is In Burbank, Ca

Lillian Hamburg August 24, 1926 - June 10, 2018 Lilian Hamburg, daughter of Frieda (nee Randall) and Nathan Rudnick, was born in Detroit, MI and married Daniel Hamburg. They raised three sons, Paul, Eric and Joel. In 1959 the family moved to Monterey Park in Southern...

Luy Chak Wong

Luy Chak Wong

San Francisco, CA

Luy Chak Wong January 24, 1940 - June 7, 2018 Luy Chak Wong was born January 24th, 1940 to humble beginnings in Olongapo, the Philippine Islands. Chak arrived in San Francisco in 1967, where he met and married the love of his life, Rose. He worked as an accountant, and over...

Published in San Francisco Chronicle from Jun. 12 to Jun. 14, 2018.

June 13, 2018

Dominador Tanchoco Jr.

Dominador Tanchoco Jr.

Rohnert Park, CA

Dominador "Domin" Ayson Tanchoco, Jr. Dominador "Domin" Ayson Tanchoco Jr., 64, passed away on Friday June 8th, 2018 in Santa Rosa, CA. He was born on May 12, 1954 in the Philippine Islands to Dominador and Angelita Tanchoco. On February 7, 1976, he married his high school...

June 12, 2018

Phyllis Charlton

Phyllis Charlton

San Francisco, CA

Phyllis Mutch Charlton March 8, 1921 - June 6, 2018 Phyllis Mutch Charlton passed away peacefully in San Francisco at the age of 97, after a life well lived. She was the proud and inspirational mother of Carolyn Squeri, Dr. Frank Charlton, Jr., Andrea Feeney, and Corinne...

Published in San Francisco Chronicle from Jun. 10 to Jun. 12, 2018.

Walter Farrell

Walter Farrell

San Francisco, CA

Walter James Farrell July 5, 1929 - June 8, 2018 Walter James Farrell, a true San Franciscan, born at Mary's Help on Guerrero Street, raised on Jersey Street, passed away on June 8, 2018. Walter graduated from St. James Catholic School on Fair Oaks, attended St. Joseph's...

Published in San Francisco Chronicle from Jun. 10 to Jun. 12, 2018.

June 11, 2018

In Memoriam

Diane Dowell-Tucker

In Memoriam

Diane Dowell-Tucker

Portola, CA

Diane A. Dowell-Tucker Dec. 13, 1940 - June 9, 2016 "Lavender Girl" Oh Diane How we remember you We remember you to the verge of tears Decades of cherished memories We miss you...we love you We will meet where the Angels sing Oh Diane...Oh Diane Castlemont High School,...

Published in San Francisco Chronicle from Jun. 8 to Jun. 11, 2018.

Flora R. Garrison

Flora R. Garrison

Modesto, CA

Flora Ruth Garrison April 20, 1943 - June 6, 2018 Flora passed unexpectedly at the age of 75 in Modesto, Ca. She was born in Inverness, Mississippi, to the union of James and Hattie Mae Allen. Flora was the youngest of 7 children. The family moved to Illinois, where Flora...

Lucia Guida

Lucia Guida

Petaluma, CA

Lucia Fiorentino Guida Passed away in Santa Rosa, CA, June 8, 2018, wife of the late Giuseppe Guida. Beloved sister of Giuseppe Fiorentino, Caterina Fiorentino and Gennaro Fiorentino (Mafalda). Cherished aunt of Raffaele Fiorentino, Elvira Fiorentino and Caterina Fiorentino...

June 10, 2018

Romulo Austria

Romulo Austria

South San Francisco, CA

Romulo "Romy" Mercado Austria, PHD, PE Romy died peacefully at home in South San Francisco on June 4, 2018 at age 91. Born March 22, 1927 in San Carlos, Pangasinan, Philippines to Arcadio and Emerenciana Mercado. Romy, 8th of nine siblings is survived by his remaining sister...

Socorro Bernheim

Socorro Bernheim

Daly City, CA

Socorro Bernheim Socorro Bernheim, age 89, passed away unexpectedly surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Managua, Nicaragua to Ulysses Medina and Beatrice Cardenas in 1928 and attended Immaculate Conception School. She immigrated to the US in 1946 with both...

Published in San Francisco Chronicle from Jun. 3 to Jun. 10, 2018.

Joseph Fortunato Busuttil

Joseph Fortunato Busuttil

San Bruno, CA

Joseph Fortunato Busuttil Late of San Bruno and San Mateo County resident for 43 years, entered into rest in Millbrae on June 4, 2018. Beloved husband of the late Carmen Busuttil. Loving father of Charles Busuttil (his wife Dolores). Dear brother of Maggi Caruana (her husband...

Grover Cleveland

Grover Cleveland

Burlingame, California

Grover Cleveland April 22, 1929 - May 24, 2018 Grover passed away on Thursday, May 24 at the wise old age of 89. He grew up in San Francisco and graduated from Washington High School and the University of California in Berkeley. After serving in the Air National Guard as...

Mary Crowley

Mary Crowley

San Francisco, CA

Mary Florence Crowley It is with heavy hearts that family and friends announce the passing of Mary Florence Crowley on June 2nd, 2018. She was the treasured daughter of the late Jeremiah and Honoria Crowley, and beloved sister of Patricia Ann and the late Robert Lee. Mary...

Robert Desimone

Robert Desimone

Orinda, CA

Robert McLean Desimone November 10, 1921 ~ June 4, 2018 Resident of Orinda Robert ("Bob") McLean Desimone passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home of 42 years in Orinda on June 4. He is survived by his son, Steven Desimone (Linda), daughters, Barbara Glenn (Jerry) and...

Richard S. Gatti

Richard S. Gatti

Petaluma, CA

Richard S. Gatti November 24, 1937 - May 4, 2018 Richard Gatti died peacefully at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, on May 4th, 2018 surrounded by his family. He was 80. Rich was married to his devoted wife Pam for 26 years and he lived a supremely happy life with her in Petaluma,...

Masaru Kawaguchi

Masaru Kawaguchi

San Francisco, Ca

Masaru "Mas" Kawaguchi November 6, 1925 - May 9, 2018 Passed away peacefully on May 9, 2018 at the age of 92. Beloved husband of Ida and loving father of sons Todd (Kate), Jeffrey (Pam), and daughter Mari. Mas adored his two grandsons, Tyler and Bryce. He was preceded in death...

In Memoriam

Elizabeth Fankhauser Lewis

In Memoriam

Elizabeth Fankhauser Lewis

Washington, Dc

Elizabeth Fankhauser Lewis October 27, 1922 - June 7, 2017 Elizabeth "Betty" Fankhauser Lewis passed away in Washington, DC a year ago after a brief illness. We remember her with great love and miss her very much. Born in Berkeley, California, to William Charles Fankhauser and...

Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Jun. 10, 2018.