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Theresa "Terri" Ballard
Theresa "Terri" Ballard Surrounded by family and friends, Terri Ballard passed away peacefully on September 21, 2021, after a short but courageous battle with cancer. She was born on January 31, 1958 in Santa Rosa, CA to her predeceased father Jim Ballard. She is survived by her mother... Read More
Published in Press Democrat from Sep. 24 to Sep. 26, 2021.
Mara Bathiany
Mara Bathiany On September 11th, 2021, Mara Bathiany died of natural causes in her hometown of Santa Rosa, California. She was 73 years old. Mara Bathiany was born on September 18, 1947, and graduated Ursuline High School in 1965. She went on to attend Santa Clara University where... Read More
Published in Press Democrat on Sep. 26, 2021.
Stuart H. "Stu" Buman
Stuart H. "Stu" Buman Stuart H. "Stu" Buman passed away suddenly on August 27, 2021 after a long illness. Born March 21, 1945 into one of the few Jewish families in Bismarck, ND, Stu spent most of his adult years near Sebastopol, CA caring for his beloved home and land in the redwoods... Read More
Published in Press Democrat from Sep. 26 to Oct. 2, 2021.
in memoriam
Genevieve "Jennie" Cheshier
In Loving Memory Genevieve "Jennie" Cheshier March 31, 1930—September 26, 2020 Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there. I do not sleep. I am thousand winds that blow, I am the softly falling snow. I am the gentle showers of rain, I am the fields of ripening grain, I am... Read More
Published in Press Democrat on Sep. 26, 2021.
Carol Evelyn Johnson (Keyes)
Carol Evelyn (Keyes) Johnson October 31, 1920 - September 11, 2021 Carol Evelyn (Keyes) Johnson, born in Alhambra, CA, 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... Read More
Published in Press Democrat from Sep. 24 to Sep. 26, 2021.
William "Bill" Korbus
William "Bill" Korbus November 14, 1956 - September 10, 2021 Loving husband, father, brother, and friend, William "Bill" Korbus of Petaluma, 64 years old, passed away on September 10, 2021, while on vacation in Mexico. He was born on November 14, 1956, in San Francisco, to Robert... Read More
Adobe Creek Funeral Home - Petaluma
Published in Press Democrat on Sep. 26, 2021.
Eileen McKenna
Eileen McKenna September 15, 1929 - September 21, 2021 Passed away in Sonoma, CA September 21, 2021. Born in Chicago, IL, she moved to Sonoma in 1944. She graduated from Sonoma High School in 1949, and San Francisco State College in 1953. She was a teacher with the Rincon Valley... Read More
Duggan's Mission Chapel
Published in Press Democrat from Sep. 24 to Sep. 26, 2021.
William T. "Mac" McWilliams
William T. "Mac" McWilliams November 14, 1934 - September 15, 2021 William Thurlow "Mac" McWilliams, of Santa Rosa, California, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side, on September 15, 2021 at age 86, after bravely enduring the effects of frontal temporal lobe... Read More
Trident Society - Walnut Creek
Published in Press Democrat on Sep. 26, 2021.
Therese Mulhall
Therese Mulhall Loving wife, mother and grandmother Therese Brannigan Mulhall of Petaluma, 86 years old, passed away on September 8, 2021, after a graceful journey with Alzheimers. She was born on January 23, 1935, in San Francisco, to Richard and Mary Brannigan. Therese grew up in... Read More
Adobe Creek Funeral Home - Petaluma
Published in Press Democrat from Sep. 23 to Sep. 26, 2021.
Breda O'Shea
Breda O'Shea May 22, 1931 - September 20, 2021 Breda Brosnan was born in Annascaul, County Kerry, Ireland. Breda went to Our Lord in Santa Rosa, CA. Breda and Tomas grew up in the same village of Annascaul, County Kerry, Ireland. After graduation they went their separate ways, though... Read More
Pleasant Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary - Sebastopol
Published in Press Democrat on Sep. 26, 2021.
David Parsons
David Parsons Petaluma Native Dave Parsons Remembered On Thursday, September 16, 2021, David Parsons passed away at the age of 68. He is survived by his loving wife Lorena "Rena" Parsons, and four siblings; Steven Parsons, his wife Patricia, Patricia (Parsons) Paula, Susanne (Parsons)... Read More
Parent-Sorensen Mortuary and Crematory - Petaluma
Published in Press Democrat on Sep. 26, 2021.
Amelia Piazza
Amelia Piazza September 11, 1930 - September 16, 2021 In loving memory of Amelia "Amy" Piazza. Amy was born September 11, 1930. She passed away on September 16, 2021, shortly after her 91st birthday. Amy was born in Sebastopol, California to James and Emma Cetta. She began her life... Read More
Parent-Sorensen Mortuary and Crematory - Petaluma
Published in Press Democrat from Sep. 26 to Sep. 27, 2021.
Tony R. Secchitano Sr.
Tony R. Secchitano, Sr. June 11, 1949 - September 14, 2021 A graduate of Tamalpais High, born Antone Rinaldo Secchitano, Jr. in San Francisco to Jeanne Marie Ramezzano and Antone Rinaldo Secchitano, Sr. He grew up in Fairfax then Mill Valley and later settling in Santa Rosa. He is... Read More
Daniels Chapel of the Roses
Published in Press Democrat on Sep. 26, 2021.
Yesterday
Joseph Donald Metz
Joseph Donald Metz 1951 - 2021 Joseph (Skitch) Donald Metz, 70, of Palo Cedro, CA, peacefully passed away on Monday, September 13, 2021, surrounded by loved ones after a difficult battle with cancer. On July 17, 1951, Joe was born to Carol Calvert and Henry Metz in Santa Rosa, CA... Read More
Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel
Published in Press Democrat on Sep. 25, 2021.
Shirley Batterson Smith
Shirley Batterson Smith Passed away on September 5, 2021, born January 23, 1930, 90 years of age. Predeceased by her parents, Allyn Goodwin Smith and Katherine Isobel (Tapscott) of Berkeley, her siblings and her life partner Betty Beattie. Born in Berkeley, educated at Anna Head and... Read More
Published in Press Democrat from Sep. 24 to Sep. 25, 2021.
Friday, September 24, 2021
John P. Barnes
John P. Barnes John P Barnes passed away unexpectedly August 29, 2021, in Santa Rosa with family beside him. John was born in Pittsburg, California on April 2, 1954 to the late John L. and Annette E. Barnes, beloved brother of the late Dennis P Barnes, loving husband to Sheila Barnes... Read More
Published in Press Democrat on Sep. 24, 2021.
in memoriam
Emmett W. Doherty
In Loving Memory Emmett W. Doherty September 24, 1937—April 24, 2015 Happy Heavenly Birthday, Dad, Grandpa and Great Grandpa! Remembering you is easy, we all do every day. Missing you is the heartache that never goes away. Forever in our hearts, Dad! Read More
Published in Press Democrat on Sep. 24, 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 Press Democrat on Sep. 24, 2021.
Jim Scharnikow
Jim Scharnikow When Jim Scharnikow passed on September 7, 2021, the world lost a kind and gentle man. His friends and family remember him for his warm smile and easy-going nature. His wife Vicki (who he called Veejer) remembers him as the love of her life for over 40 years of support... Read More
Published in Press Democrat from Sep. 22 to Sep. 24, 2021.
Thursday, September 23, 2021
Braulio Garcia
Braulio Garcia February 12, 1959 - September 12, 2021 Born in Fort Worth, Texas to Braulio and Ester Garcia, Braulio was the youngest son of 18 children. His father's namesake he continued a legacy of love and family embracing not only his large family but the family of his loving... Read More
Daniels Chapel of the Roses
Published in Press Democrat from Sep. 19 to Sep. 23, 2021.
Vanessa Gloster
Vanessa 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 was there... Read More
Parent-Sorensen Mortuary and Crematory - Petaluma
Published in Press Democrat from Sep. 19 to Sep. 23, 2021.
Heloise Tomasini
Heloise Tomasini November 2, 1923 - September 12, 2021 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... Read More
Published in Press Democrat from Sep. 17 to Sep. 23, 2021.
Robert "Bob" Wahl
Robert "Bob" Wahl April 26, 1944 - June 25, 2021 Petaluma. We are sad to announce Bob's passing. Robert (Bob) Wahl, 77, born in Phoenix, predeceased by parents Karl and Mary Wahl; siblings - Joan Evans, living in Rocklin, California and Karl in Canmore, Alberta Canada. Children are... Read More
Published in Press Democrat from Sep. 19 to Sep. 23, 2021.
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
John M. Dibble
John M. Dibble September 1, 1928 - September 10, 2021 John M. Dibble, 93, of Santa Rosa left his family and friends to join his savior, Jesus Christ, in Heaven after a lengthy battle with renal failure. He died at home, in Santa Rosa, surrounded by his wife and family, September 10... Read More
Published in Press Democrat from Sep. 21 to Sep. 22, 2021.
in memoriam
Bernice E. Gutierrez
In Loving Memory Bernice E. Gutierrez Happy 90th Birthday Mom We miss your smile every day, and you are forever in our hearts ~Your Loving Family Read More
Published in Press Democrat on Sep. 22, 2021.
Don Richard Lindquist
Don Richard Lindquist Don Richard Lindquist, age 79, passed away in Santa Rosa on September 16, 2021. He was born August 2, 1942 in New Britain, Connecticut. Don moved to Santa Rosa, CA at age 14 and graduated from Santa Rosa High School. He worked for Pam Market and then Safeway... Read More
Daniels Chapel of the Roses
Published in Press Democrat on Sep. 22, 2021.
Stanley Lindsay
Stanley Lindsay April 30, 1959 - September 9, 2021 Stanley Darryl Lindsay passed away on September 9 in Windsor at the age of 62 yrs. He attended Santa Rosa High School, and SRJC. He loved classic film, golden oldies, Christmas songs, and was a loyal friend to all humans and creatures... Read More
Windsor & Healdsburg Mortuary/Crematory
Published in Press Democrat on Sep. 22, 2021.
Robert L. Travelstead
Robert L. Travelstead May 19, 1981 - September 1, 2021 Robert "Bobby" Travelstead, 40, of Sonoma County California formerly of Galatia, IL passed away September 1, 2021 in a California hospital due to complications of COVID-19. He passed peacefully surrounded by family. Bobby was... Read More
Conneely Family Cremation & Funeral Services
Published in Press Democrat on Sep. 22, 2021.
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Lewis Francis "Frank" Ginnett
Lewis Francis "Frank" Ginnett Lewis Francis ("Frank") Ginnett, a long-term Windsor, California resident, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 16th, 2021 in Auburn, Washington at the age of 93. Frank was born on December 29th, 1927, in Bellingham, Washington. Born to teenage... Read More
YAHN & SON FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY
Published in Press Democrat on Sep. 21, 2021.
Stanford Speer
Stanford Speer January 6, 1935 - September 6, 2021 Stanford Forest Speer passed away peacefully in Sonoma, CA, with his loving family at his side on September 6, 2021. Stanford was born in Santa Rosa CA to Howard and Lillian (Walsh) Speer on January 6, 1935. He and his twin brother... Read More
Published in Press Democrat from Sep. 19 to Sep. 21, 2021.
Sunday, September 19, 2021
Robert "Bob" Ausiello
Robert "Bob" Ausiello May 20, 1951 - September 1, 2021 Robert Arthur Ausiello, 70, of Petaluma CA, passed away on September 1st, 2021 after a long battle with cancer. Bob is predeceased by his parents Francis and Anna, and brother Kenneth. Bob is survived by his beautiful children... Read More
Adobe Creek Funeral Home - Petaluma
Published in Press Democrat on Sep. 19, 2021.
Philip Paul Bertoli
Philip Paul Bertoli Philip Paul Bertoli, born in Santa Rosa, January 25, 1950, deceased September 2, 2021. He passed peacefully at home surrounded by his family. He was a Cardinal Newman and Fresno State alumni, and Marine Corps veteran. He lived his passion farming, where he touched... Read More
Published in Press Democrat from Sep. 18 to Sep. 19, 2021.
Karon Covington
Karon Covington June 3, 1932 - September 10, 2021 Born in Weir, MS June 1932 Karon Carr Covington died in Santa Rosa, CA of complications from Alzheimer's disease on September 10, 2021 at 89. Karon was a man of unwavering faith, superior integrity, fierce loyalty and profuse generosity... Read More
Published in Press Democrat from Sep. 17 to Sep. 19, 2021.
Marie E. De Bonis
Marie E. De Bonis Marie E. De Bonis of Windsor, CA, passed away peacefully in her sleep on September 12, 2021. She was the loving wife of the late Dominic De Bonis, mother of Daniel De Bonis (Merry Lou) and Dayna Scott (Reno). She was the cherished sister of the late Fred Esposti... Read More
Lafferty Smith Colonial Chapel - Santa Rosa
Published in Press Democrat from Sep. 17 to Sep. 19, 2021.
Helen Eastabrooks
Helen Eastabrooks August 28, 1936 - September 2, 2021 Helen (Bollinger) Eastabrooks was born August 28, 1936 in Sebastopol CA. She enjoyed her life with her sister and family on the Bollinger apple farm where she spent a lot of her time. She was an "A" student in drama at Analy High... Read More
Pleasant Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary - Sebastopol
Published in Press Democrat on Sep. 19, 2021.
Madelyn Fischmann
Madelyn Fischmann April 20, 1925 - August 11, 2021 Madelyn Phyliss Fischmann, (nee Rattner) on April 20, 1925, died peacefully in her sleep at Oakmont Gardens in Santa Rosa, California. She had increased respiratory symptoms following a COVID 19 infection before her vaccine was fully... Read More
Hillside Memorial Park & Mortuary
Published in Press Democrat from Sep. 14 to Sep. 19, 2021.
JP Furch
JP Furch A brave heart and a warrior spirit have left us and the world is a smaller place. JP Furch, son, brother, husband, father and grandfather has died September 12, 2021. His life was filled with adventure, from jumping out of perfectly good airplanes to diving in the waters... Read More
Published in Press Democrat on Sep. 19, 2021.
Susan K. Hawkins (Watkin)
Susan K. (Watkin) Hawkins Born September 14, 1942. Passed away September 7, 2021 She passed peacefully in her sleep. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice or cancer research in her name. Read More
Published in Press Democrat on Sep. 19, 2021.
Manuel "Manny" Hermosillo Jr.
Manuel "Manny" Hermosillo, Jr. With deep sadness we share the news that Manuel has passed away in San Francisco, California on September 11, 2021 at the age of 19. Born in Santa Rosa, he was currently attending the University of Arizona online and was scheduled to move to Arizona... Read More
Daniels Chapel of the Roses
Published in Press Democrat on Sep. 19, 2021.
Michael John Jensen
Michael John Jensen November 3, 1956 - August 1, 2021 Michael John Jensen was born on November 3, 1956, to John and Geraldine Jensen. He passed away after a long illness on August 1, 2021, surrounded by family. He shared his love of family and horses along with his father who preceded... Read More
Published in Press Democrat from Sep. 17 to Sep. 19, 2021.
Michael John Jensen
Michael JensenNovember 3, 1956 - August 1, 2021Michael John Jensen rode into the sunset on August 1, 2021 leaving the trappings of Lewy Body Disease behind.. Nothing will replace his presence in the lives of his wife of 45 years, Kelly Jensen (nee Flynn), his daughters Sarah Travinsky... Read More
Published in Press Democrat from Sep. 12 to Sep. 19, 2021.
Catherine McBride
Catherine McBride February 7, 1923 - August 30, 2021 McBride, Catherine E (nee Gill) Catherine passed away peacefully at home on August 30, 2021. Catherine was born in Los Angeles on February 7, 1923, the only daughter of Christopher and Annie Gill. She attended Bishop Conaty High... Read More
Lafferty Smith Colonial Chapel - Santa Rosa
Published in Press Democrat on Sep. 19, 2021.
Philip Edward Murphy
Philip Edward Murphy November 27, 1955 - September 9, 2021 Philip Edward Murphy passed away September 9, 2021 at his home, of eight years, in Sebastopol, CA at the age of 65. He was born in San Francisco at St. Mary's Hospital on November 27, 1955 to Maurice and Alice Seibel Murphy... Read More
Parent-Sorensen Mortuary and Crematory - Petaluma
Published in Press Democrat on Sep. 19, 2021.
Martha Ann Outlaw
Martha Ann Outlaw Martha Outlaw of Santa Rosa passed away on Monday, September 13, 2021, surrounded by her family, after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. She was born October 6, 1950 to Marion and Catherine O'Leary in Burbank, California. Marti moved to Santa Rosa in 1978... Read More
Daniels Chapel of the Roses
Published in Press Democrat on Sep. 19, 2021.
Victor Lewis Pometta
Victor Lewis Pometta Born March 21, 1966, in Pt. Reyes, CA raised in Santa Rosa. Died unexpectedly in Lebanon, OR on September 6, 2021. He was preceded in death by his "parents" and sister Victoria. Survived by his children Joshua, Ashlee, and Jordan, brother Mario, nephews August... Read More
Published in Press Democrat on Sep. 19, 2021.
Florence Price
Florence Price October 3, 1926 - September 10, 2021 Florence Price, 94 years young, passed away peacefully on September 10, 2021, in her Oakmont home where she wanted to be. Raised in Morro Bay and married the love of her life Bill, in 1946. They moved to San Francisco for work and... Read More
Published in Press Democrat from Sep. 18 to Sep. 19, 2021.
Janet Mary Pyne
Janet Mary Pyne 1937 - 2021 Janet Mary (Whitman) Pyne passed away on September 10, 2021, at the age of 84 following a nine-month battle with cancer. Janet was born in San Francisco as the only child of Milton Otis Whitman and Mary Cecilia Whitman, and graduated from Mission High School... Read More
Daniels Chapel of the Roses
Published in Press Democrat on Sep. 19, 2021.
David Ramsey
David Ramsey March 14, 1928 - August 25, 2021 Written by his loving children: Dad was born March 14, 1928 to Ruth and Oliver Ramsey at the Tanner Hospital in Santa Rosa. He attended Fremont Elementary School, Santa Rosa Jr. High School, and Santa Rosa High School. He enlisted in the... Read More
Published in Press Democrat on Sep. 19, 2021.
Elvira "Veeda" Ray
Elvira "Veeda" Ray Elvira "Veeda" Ray, 88, passed away after a short illness in Santa Rosa on August 31, 2021. Elvira was born in Emigrant Gap on December 26, 1932 to Juana and Pedro Bravo. She was raised in Colfax and after attending local schools, she married Donald Ray and began... Read More
Published in Press Democrat on Sep. 19, 2021.
Robert Nicholas Rogers Ph.D.
Robert Nicholas Rogers, PhD Robert Nicholas Rogers, known as Bob to family and friends, was a lifelong educator, music and nature enthusiast, and devoted husband and father. Born in San Francisco, California, November 4, 1933, Bob graduated from Stanford University, where he did his... Read More
Published in Press Democrat from Sep. 16 to Sep. 19, 2021.
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