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William Beck (Bill)
William (Bill) Beck William (Bill) Beck was born August 25, 1937 in Martin, Minnesota and died September 19, 2021 in Woodacre, California. He graduated from high school in Le Sueur, Minnesota. Then he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and graduated from Hamline University in Saint... Read More
Published in Marin Independent Journal from Sep. 24 to Sep. 26, 2021.
Carol Evelyn Johnson (Keyes)
Carol Evelyn (Keyes) Johnson Carol Evelyn (Keyes) Johnson, born in Alhambra, CA in 1920, grew up happy being raised from age four by her dear maiden aunt. As a young adult, she was a stenographer for the FBI in Los Angeles. After two dates and years of letter writing, she married... Read More
Published in Marin Independent Journal from Sep. 24 to Sep. 26, 2021.
Daniel John Lennon
Daniel John Lennon He was the best of fathers and a kind, thoughtful and generous friend to many. Daniel John Lennon, 96, passed away peacefully September 13, 2021 in Eugene, Oregon at the home of his niece, Katie Vendrasco, surrounded by people he loved and who loved him in return... Read More
Published in Marin Independent Journal on Sep. 26, 2021.
George Anargyros Mainas
George Anargyros Mainas George Anargyros Mainas, age 76. Our beloved father and friend passed away on June 5, 2021. Memorial donations may be made in George's name to Marin Humane. Anyone who has any bills outstanding, please send a copy to Danielle Etra, 427 Mendocino Ave., Suite... Read More
Published in Marin Independent Journal from Sep. 24 to Sep. 26, 2021.
Christine C. McKenna
Christine C. McKenna It is with profound sadness we announce the sudden passing of Christine "Chris" McKenna, our loving and devoted mother, on September 13, 2021 at the age of 77. Christine is survived by her children, Jon Wyville and Heather Wyville (Don Joslin); grandchildren Lucie... Read More
Published in Marin Independent Journal from Sep. 24 to Sep. 26, 2021.
Carleton Eugene Meyer
Carleton Eugene Meyer November 8, 1938 August 4, 2021 Carl Meyer passed into rest at his residence in Palo Alto, California at age 82. Born in Sacramento, California, Carl was the only son of Ruth (née Herman) and Jack Wilfred Meyer. Growing up, Carl listened to opera and classical... Read More
Published in Marin Independent Journal on Sep. 26, 2021.
Masakatsu "Katsu" Miyata
Masakatsu Miyata Masakatsu "Katsu" Miyata was born October 19, 1950 in Kokura, Fukuoka Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan. He was a little "Tiger," born under the sign of the tiger. Were it not for an extraordinary wartime twist of fate, he and his sister, Eiko, would never have been born... Read More
Published in Marin Independent Journal on Sep. 26, 2021.
Roland Ojeda
Roland Ojeda Roland Keith Ojeda of Sausalito, CA passed away from Lewy Body Dementia on August 13, 2021 at the age of 79. He was born in Tustin, CA on May 15, 1942 to parents Evelyn Furtsch Ojeda and Joseph Robert Ojeda. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Linda Carlson Ojeda... Read More
Published in Marin Independent Journal from Sep. 24 to Sep. 26, 2021.
Gilda Amelia (DelNegro) Selchau (Jill)
Feb. 7, 1922 - Jan. 14, 2021 Our beloved DelNegro family matriarch, Mom/Aunt Gilda/Jill, passed peacefully, at her home in San Rafael, California. Gilda was the youngest of seven children born to Donato Joseph DelNegro and Maria Giacinta (Checchio) DelNegro on February 7, 1922 in... Read More
Adobe Creek Funeral Home - Petaluma
Published in Marin Independent Journal on Sep. 26, 2021.
Wallis Smith
Wallis Smith 1937 - 2021 Wallis Smith, of Novato, CA crossed over the rainbow bridge on September 8, 2021. She was born in San Francisco, the daughter of Dr. Wallace Bruce Smith and Alice Smith. She graduated from Katherine Delmar Burke School in 1955 and the University of Arizona... Read More
Published in Marin Independent Journal on Sep. 26, 2021.
Heloise Tomasini
Heloise Tomasini Heloise Tomasini entered into her eternal home Sunday evening, September 12, 2021. She had spent the weekend at her Nicasio home surrounded by family and friends before leaving us. We will all deeply miss her welcoming personality, infectious laugh, and caring heart... Read More
Published in Marin Independent Journal on Sep. 26, 2021.
Carol Wharton (Franchini)
Carol (Franchini) Wharton June 11, 1942 - Sep. 16, 2021 After a brief illness, Carol (Franchini) Wharton passed away on September 16, 2021 at the age of 79. She was born and raised in San Anselmo by Catherine and William Franchini, attended Drake High School, and graduated from U... Read More
Passalacqua Funeral Chapel
Published in Marin Independent Journal on Sep. 26, 2021.
Friday, September 24, 2021
Marsha Geraldine Lovette
Marsha Geraldine Lovette Marsha Geraldine Lovette passed away unexpectedly on August 14, 2021 after complications from a stroke.She was born on August 10, 1944 in Manitoba, Canada, the daughter of Gerald and Connie Burnand.She grew up in Lethbridge, Alberta and attended high school... Read More
Published in Marin Independent Journal from Sep. 21 to Sep. 24, 2021.
Thursday, September 23, 2021
Alan Thomas Black
Alan Thomas Black May 8, 1952 - September 14, 2021 Alan Thomas Black of Prescott, Arizona, formerly of Novato and San Rafael, California, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at Good Samaritan Society - Marley House hospice in Prescott, after a brief and courageous... Read More
Published in Marin Independent Journal on Sep. 23, 2021.
Gail Ann Johnston McKenzie
Gail Ann McKenzie (nee Johnston) Gail Ann Johnston McKenzie died on September 17, 2021 at 79 years of age at home in Mill Valley, CA where she had lived for the past 49 years. Gail was born February 1, 1942 in St. Croix Falls, WI to Mort and Marion Johnston. Gail grew up and lived... Read More
Fernwood Funeral Home Cemetery & Crematory
Published in Marin Independent Journal on Sep. 23, 2021.
Monday, September 20, 2021
Cara Marguerite Zamanianpour (Finnegan)
Cara Marguerite Zamanianpour (nee Finnegan) Cara Zamanianpour was a beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, cousin, and friend, who left this world unexpectedly at age 37 on September 5, 2021. Born in San Francisco on April 30, 1984 to Dennis and Ann (Murrin) Finnegan, Cara... Read More
Published in Marin Independent Journal from Sep. 18 to Sep. 20, 2021.
Sunday, September 19, 2021
William Heath Caceres
William Heath Caceres Beloved educator Heath Caceres, 50, resident of Marinwood - San Rafael, California, died tragically on July 29, 2021 after a sporting accident while camping with family. A loving, involved husband and father, friend to many, and unfailing in his support of his... Read More
Published in Marin Independent Journal on Sep. 19, 2021.
Joan Chandler
Joan A. Chandler Joan Chandler, 88, of Plano, TX, passed away on August 9, 2021. The oldest of five girls, her sister, Phyllis, lives in North Carolina and she was preceded in death by sisters Zoila, Beverly, and Shirley. She married Manford "Manny" Chandler and had two daughters... Read More
Published in Marin Independent Journal on Sep. 19, 2021.
George Skiff Ford III
Mar. 15, 1946 - Mar. 28, 2021 The Dancer By George Skiff Ford III I live in the laughter Of the light In the arch of the foot In the light of the dance In the womb of the root In the light of the heart And the lovers answer In the dance and the grace Of the shoe and the lace Upon... Read More
Published in Marin Independent Journal on Sep. 19, 2021.
Vanessa Anne Gloster
Vanessa Anne Gloster Vanessa Anne Gloster, 49, loving wife and mother, passed away suddenly on Thursday, September 9, 2021. Born Vanessa Anne O'Doul in San Rafael, California in 1971, she went to school in San Rafael and Novato and graduated from San Marin High School in 1989. It... Read More
Parent-Sorensen Mortuary and Crematory - Petaluma
Published in Marin Independent Journal from Sep. 17 to Sep. 19, 2021.
Robert K. Hibbs
Robert K. Hibbs Mar. 26, 1924 Aug. 26, 2021 Bob was a longtime resident of Novato, California. A member of First Presbyterian Church of Novato, Marin Barber Shop Chorus and SIRS (Seniors in Retirement). Bob had a zest for life and a tireless thirst for knowledge, especially in the... Read More
Published in Marin Independent Journal from Sep. 17 to Sep. 19, 2021.
John Francis Miller
John Francis Miller Jack passed away in his own home September 5, 2021 surrounded by his wife and children; he was 88 years of age. A native of Pennsylvania, Jack attended St. Joseph Prep Catholic High School, followed by St. Joseph's University, both in Philadelphia, PA. Heservedin... Read More
Monte's Chapel Of The Hills
Published in Marin Independent Journal on Sep. 19, 2021.
Raymond J. Piombo
Raymond J. Piombo July 12, 1926 - Aug. 27, 2021 Raymond passed away peacefully with his family by his side after a seven year battle with cancer. He was born in San Francisco and moved with his family to Fairfax, California when he was 16 years old. Raymond attended Poly Technic High... Read More
Published in Marin Independent Journal from Sep. 17 to Sep. 19, 2021.
Judy M. Rice
Judy M. Rice January 15, 1936 - August 10, 2021 Judy M. Rice died peacefully with her five loving children by her side. Born in Omaha, Nebraska January 15, 1936 to John "Jack" and Theresa O'Connor, Judy remained true always to her Midwest roots straightforward, honest, thoughtful... Read More
Published in Marin Independent Journal from Sep. 5 to Sep. 19, 2021.
Brenda Kay Saulenas (Ray)
Brenda Kay Saulenas (Ray) Brenda Kay Saulenas (Ray), 72, passed away peacefully in her home on August 13, 2021 with her family at her side. Brenda was born in Kentucky and moved to Marin County with her family in 1960. Brenda was a member of the Jehovah's Witness Congregation and... Read More
Published in Marin Independent Journal from Sep. 17 to Sep. 19, 2021.
Margaret Amy Zedek
Margaret Amy Zedek Margaret Amy Zedek, nee Teeters, passed away on September 8, 2021 at the age of 86, surrounded by her family. Margaret was born in San Francisco, the youngest of four girls, to Dorothy and Everett Teeters.Raised in the city, attending Balboa High School, then San... Read More
Published in Marin Independent Journal on Sep. 19, 2021.
Friday, September 17, 2021
Lee Marken
Lee Marken Age 92, of San Rafael, passed away at her current home in Spanish Springs, NV on September 12, 2021. Lee, a New York native, spent her life in the service of others. Her vehement desire to help her community to insure that everyone who wanted to escape the life of drug... Read More
Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery and Mortuary
Published in Marin Independent Journal on Sep. 17, 2021.
Thursday, September 16, 2021
Salina Land Sherlock
Salina Land Sherlock Salina (Sally) Land Sherlock passed away in the early morning of August 18, 2021 at her home in San Rafael, CA surrounded by loved ones.She was born on October 29, 1929 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.Her father, Richard Johnson, was enrolled with the Cherokee Nation and her... Read More
Published in Marin Independent Journal from Sep. 14 to Sep. 16, 2021.
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Melvin L. "Mel" Lafranchi
Melvin L. "Mel" Lafranchi Passed away on September 4, 2021 in Petaluma at the age of 74 years. Devoted father of Eric Lafranchi, Katie Lafranchi, Luke Lafranchi, and the late Hank Lafranchi. Adored grandfather of Michaela, Kobe, Bella and Brogan. Loving brother of Marj Hansen, Darlene... Read More
Parent-Sorensen Mortuary and Crematory - Petaluma
Published in Marin Independent Journal on Sep. 15, 2021.
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Terry Hamberger Allan
Terry Hamberger Allan Born Terry Allan Hamberger in Los Angeles on January 2, 1950 to Lillian Kraft Hamberger and Maurice Theodore Hamberger. He lived in Los Angeles until the age of seven. At the age of five, he was selected to appear on Art Linkletter's House Party TV show, "Kids... Read More
Valley Memorial Park Cemetery, Funeral Home, Crematory and Reception Center
Published in Marin Independent Journal on Sep. 14, 2021.
Monday, September 13, 2021
Delbert DeMartini
Delbert DeMartini May 28, 1927 Aug. 31, 2021 Del passed away peacefully at his home in San Rafael, California after a battle with COPD and lung cancer. He was 94. He was born in San Francisco to Virgil and Lena DeMartini. He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Kathleen... Read More
Published in Marin Independent Journal from Sep. 11 to Sep. 13, 2021.
Rose Mary Simas
Rose Mary Simas 1926 - 2021 Rose Mary Simas passed away on September 4, 2021 in Novato, CA. There will be no services. Read More
Published in Marin Independent Journal on Sep. 13, 2021.
Sunday, September 12, 2021
Beatrice Ann Dimpfl
Bea Dimpfl Jan. 1, 1920 - Aug. 27, 2021 Beatrice Ann Dimpfl, formerly of Kentfield, died last month in her home in Walnut Creek, aged 101. She was the first baby born in San Francisco on New Year's Day 1920, to Henry and Hilda Kroger. Always a bright, pretty blonde with a sweet and... Read More
Published in Marin Independent Journal on Sep. 12, 2021.
Natalie O'Byrne
Natalie O'Byrne Natalie Bernadette Kwasneski O'Byrne was born on November 29, 1933 in Brooklyn, New York to her parents Jeanette and Julian.She married William Francis O'Byrne (now deceased) on June 13, 1959 and together they moved to California to build a family. Natalie, one of... Read More
Published in Marin Independent Journal on Sep. 12, 2021.
Robert J. Schilling
Robert J. Schilling Bob Schilling was born June 4, 1931 to Tessie and Adam Schilling. He died August 4, 2021 at his home in Guerneville, surrounded by his loved ones. He was a multi-talented, generous, kind and forgiving man. A welcoming host, a free thinker, avid reader, hard worker... Read More
Published in Marin Independent Journal on Sep. 12, 2021.
in memoriam
Pete Valconesi
Pete Valconesi A Celebration of Life will be held. Please join us to remember the life of this amazing man on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at the Druid's Hall in Nicasio. Read More
Published in Marin Independent Journal on Sep. 12, 2021.
Martha-Mary Willson
Martha-Mary Willson Martha-Mary Willson of Larkspur, CA passed away on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 of natural causes at the age of 86. Born in Detroit, Michigan and raised in Marine City, Michigan, Martha-Mary excelled in high school as a student, tap dancer and basketball player... Read More
Published in Marin Independent Journal on Sep. 12, 2021.
Saturday, September 11, 2021
Yvonne A. Belton (Le Blanc)
Yvonne A. Belton (Le Blanc) 9/17/24 - 9/3/21 Yvonne A. Belton went to be with the Lord today. Leaving behind four children, Wayne Cleland, Michael Cleland, Cheryl (Cleland) Dennett, and Barbara (Belton) Durden; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She lived in Mill Valley... Read More
Published in Marin Independent Journal from Sep. 9 to Sep. 11, 2021.
Edna Caile Rossenas
Edna Rossenas died August 20, 2021 at the age of 96. Born and raised in Detroit, she attended the University of Michigan and then Goucher College. After graduation, she moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico and then to the Bay Area, where she raised and nurtured her family. Edna was an independent... Read More
Published in Marin Independent Journal on Sep. 11, 2021.
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Elizabeth Patricia Buxton
Elizabeth Patricia Buxton Betty, or Mother Buxton as she was also fondly known, was born the youngest of three in Portland, Oregon on October 17, 1928 to Louis N. Zahn and Katharina Tujo Wusz. She died from septic shock at Kaiser Hospital in San Rafael, California on August 31, 2021... Read More
Valley Memorial Park Cemetery, Funeral Home, Crematory and Reception Center
Published in Marin Independent Journal on Sep. 8, 2021.
Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Marilyn Davis
Marilyn Davis With great sadness, the family of Marilyn Davis announces her passing on August 22, 2021 at the age of 94. Marilyn has joined her husband, Roy and daughter, Ann. She will be lovingly remembered by her children, Jean (and Jim and granddaughter Kristen) Reed, Paul (and... Read More
Published in Marin Independent Journal from Sep. 5 to Sep. 7, 2021.
Virginia Sylla Egan (Ginger)
Virginia (Ginger) Sylla Egan 1937 - 2021 Two years after being diagnosed with ALS, Ginger Egan died peacefully in her sleep in the early hours of August 27, 2021 at the home she shared with her loving husband of 25 years, David Egan. She was 83. Born to Maybell and Walter Elder in... Read More
Published in Marin Independent Journal from Sep. 5 to Sep. 7, 2021.
Edith Klauda
Edith Klauda Our beloved and ebullient friend, Edith Klauda, passed away peacefully on August 30, 2021 after a lengthy illness that she so valiantly fought. Edith was born and raised in Vienna, Austria and immigrated to the U.S. in the 1970s. A longtime resident of San Rafael, she... Read More
Published in Marin Independent Journal from Sep. 5 to Sep. 7, 2021.
Monday, September 6, 2021
Joseph Thomas Fahy Jr.
Joseph Thomas Fahy, Jr. Joey Fahy, Jr. was a man of many loves: sports of all kinds, his beloved San Francisco Giants and 49ers, swimming in any body of water he could find, comedy, music, movies and more.But the one true love of his life were his three children: his boy Charlie,... Read More
Published in Marin Independent Journal from Sep. 4 to Sep. 6, 2021.
Terrence Wesley Johnson
Terrence Wesley Johnson Sep. 19, 1938 Aug. 25, 2021 Terrence Wesley Johnson was the fourth of six children born to Ralph Johnson and Avanelle Harrell Johnson in Austin, Texas. When he was young, the family moved from Texas to Marin County, California. With five brothers and sisters... Read More
Published in Marin Independent Journal from Sep. 4 to Sep. 6, 2021.
Sunday, September 5, 2021
John Bernard DeBisschop
John Bernard DeBisschop John Bernard DeBisschop died August 27, 2021 in San Rafael, just eight days after his 79th birthday. Born in San Francisco, John moved to San Anselmo at the age of seven and lived in Marin for the rest of life. With a love of the outdoors and plants, John owned... Read More
Published in Marin Independent Journal from Sep. 3 to Sep. 5, 2021.
Margareta E. Luff
Margareta E. Luff 1941 - 2021 Our beloved Margareta, dedicated champion to the care, treatment and welfare of all animals, was lost to us suddenly, on August 7 due to complications of a heart condition. Her family, her colleagues at Marin Humane, and animal lovers in general have... Read More
Published in Marin Independent Journal from Sep. 2 to Sep. 5, 2021.
Barbara Ann Robinson "Bobby" Steiner
Barbara Ann Robinson Steiner Barbara Ann Robinson Steiner, known to friends and family as Bobby, passed away August 13, 2021 at the age of 89. She suffered from advanced dementia. She peacefully passed away in her home surrounded by her family and dedicated home care assistant. Born... Read More
Published in Marin Independent Journal from Aug. 28 to Sep. 5, 2021.
in memoriam
Douglas Clement Wolcott
In Memoriam: Douglas Clement Wolcott Nov. 5, 1931 - Sep. 9, 2020 A Celebration of Life will be held for Douglas Wolcott, who passed away September 9, 2020. Friends and loved ones are invited to join the family at the service on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 3:00 p.m., St. John's... Read More
Published in Marin Independent Journal from Aug. 29 to Sep. 5, 2021.
Friday, September 3, 2021
Irene Laycock
Irene Laycock Irene Ada Laycock (Nelson) was born in Los Angeles, CA to Anita and William Nelson on March 15, 1928, the last of four children. Irene died peacefully at home in Vacaville, surrounded by family on February 28, 2021 at the age of 92. Irene is preceded in death by her... Read More
Published in Marin Independent Journal on Sep. 3, 2021.
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