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Duane Dotson

April 2, 2017

Passed away peacefully at home in El Granada, CA on April 2, 2017. He is survived by daughters Carol Dotson, Shirley Stone (Dotson) and son-in-law Michael Stone. Born in San Mateo Duane grew up in Redondo Beach and served in the Navy as an electronics expert repairing radar on many destroyers in the Pacific. He completed his service obligation and returned to Monterey where he met the...
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Louisa Martin

April 21, 1923 - March 5, 2017

Louisa Martin passed peacefully on Sunday, March 5th, after a long and rich life. Born and raised in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Louisa was the daughter of David and Mary (Harrison) Hardy and one of 7 siblings. Louisa travelled across the Atlantic to the United States in the 1950s with her husband, William "Billy" Martin, eventually choosing Sacramento, California, as their final home together. ...
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Donald "Greg" Miller

October 23, 1947 - March 2, 2017

Donald "Greg" Miller (truly loved) – devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, friend and U.S. Army veteran, passed away on March 2, 2017, surrounded by family at his home in Reno, Nevada. Greg was born on October 23, 1947, in Bremerton, WA, to the late Donald J. Miller and Mary Lee Braicks and is survived by his wife, Linda, of 35 years; daughter, Nicole Hawthorne (Kenny and...
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Margaret L. Ward

November 29, 1943 - February 26, 2017

"Margaret L. Ward, 73, of Half Moon Bay, died peacefully at home February 26, 2017 with her children by her side. Margaret was born November 29, 1943 in Auburn, Washington. She graduated from Chester High School in Chester, Montana in 1961 and soon thereafter relocated to San Francisco. She married the late Lee Alan Ward in 1965 and they moved to Half Moon Bay in 1971 with their two children. ...
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Luz Esteban Preciado

January 13, 2017

Luz Esteban Preciado passed away at his home in Montara on Jan 13, 2017, as a result of heart failure. Luz was a longtime resident of the Coastside. Born in Oakland, he attended Alvarado School and graduated from James Logan High School in Union City. After serving in the California Air National Guard, Luz began his firefighting career at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. After serving 30...
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David Andrew Horn

August 15, 1942 - December 31, 2016

Born in Detroit on August 15,1942 to Charles and Elizabeth Horn, David was the oldest of three children. He was the apple of his grandfather's eye, Andrew Schroeder, and spent many hours with him. David was close in age and friendship to his aunt Mollie Long, who shared his family home with David growing up. From a very young age, David enjoyed playing with cars and big trucks and could spend...
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Ronald Joseph Taillon

November 3, 1941 - December 5, 2016

Ronald Joseph Taillon, age 75, died of a heart attack on December 5, 2016 in Oakland, CA. He was a vibrant adventurer and a young spirit who was funny, kind and generous. Ron was born in Bristol, CT on November 3, 1941, the fourth of eleven children born to Rose Alma and Xavier Marc Taillon. He graduated from Bristol Eastern High School in Bristol, CT in 1961 and went on to serve in the US...
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Mikaila Susan Lucido

November 20, 2016

Mikaila Susan Lucido was born in California on November 4, 1995 and passed away on November 20, 2016 in Half Moon Bay, California at the age of twenty-one. Mikaila attended both Half Moon Bay High Schools. She was a student at the College of San Mateo, San Mateo, CA. She is survived by her parents Edward and KC Lucido of El Granada. CA. She touched many lives and will be deeply missed by many.
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Marie Antoinette Giusti

December 26, 1925 - November 15, 2016

Marie Antoinette Giusti Marie (Little) Giusti, age 90, passed away Tuesday, November 15, 2016 in Half Moon Bay, CA. Marie was born December 26, 1925 in the City of San Francisco, daughter of Otis and Ernestine Little, and sister of the late Leanora Abela (Anthony). She was preceded in death by her husband Dario Giusti, of 38 years, who together had daughter Donna (Ronald Patton) and son...
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Mary G. Marsh

July 13, 1926 - October 31, 2016

Mary G. Marsh, a native of Half Moon Bay, passed on October 31, 2016, with her family by her side. Mary will be greatly missed by many. Mary was born on July 13, 1926, in Half Moon Bay. She married George on September 22, 1945, and was widowed in 1986. She never remarried. She was mother to Ron (Tina) Marsh, Margaret Marsh and Gerald Marsh (deceased). She was sister to Joe, Frank,...
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Virginia Dueno Ortiz

October 17, 2016

On October 17th, 2016, Virginia Dueño Ortíz passed away peacefully in her sleep. She was 92 years old. The second of four children, Virginia was born in Cayey, Puerto Rico and relocated to Diamond Bar, CA in 1977 with her daughter and two granddaughters, and later to Half Moon Bay, a community she loved. Most people called her "Tata" and she spent most of her life devoted to her family...
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Louis Oliver Kastl, Jr.

June 13, 1924 - October 1, 2016

Louis Oliver Kastl, Jr. 92, passed away peacefully at home on October 1, 2016, surrounded by his family. Lou was born in 1924, and raised in San Francisco, where he graduated from Balboa High School. As a young man his family moved to the Coastside and purchased property on Highway 92. There he raised rabbits, Dairy cattle and farmed the land. Lou met native Coastsider and next door...
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Angelo Charles Giannini

August 8, 1922 - September 30, 2016

Angelo Giannini entered eternity September 30, 2016. Angelo C. Giannini was born 8/8/1922, to Angelo Giannini and Dolores Gonzales. He was a brother to Annie Olson and Bertha Barsuglia. Angelo is survived by his wife of 66 years, Eileen. He is the father of Rich (Sindey), Kathy (Fred) and Tom (Jo Jo). Grandfather to Chris, Mike, Charmagne, Ryan, Duncan, Austin and Brandon. Great...
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Roger Wendell Hansen

July 29, 1948 - September 17, 2016

Roger Wendell Hansen passed away in his home on September 17, 2016, in El Granada at the age of 68, surrounded by his loved ones. Roger was born on July 29, 1948, in Wisconsin to Wendell Hansen and Betty Rae McCormack. The family moved to California when he was 7 where he lived until graduating high school in 1966. He joined the United States Army as a Radar Technician and served honorably...
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Brian O'Neill

September 8, 2016

My beloved husband Brian O'Neill ascended silently and peacefully at home on September 8th at 11:11 into the Great Beyond listening to his favorite Pink Floyd music in the background. He was my Rock Star for 30 years and will be missed greatly by many. He was a talented musician, inventor, electrician, and all around truly extraordinary man. He was a man of science and integrity. He always...
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Robert David "Bob"& "ET" Kline

July 13, 1945 - September 2, 2016

Robert David Kline passed away peacefully in his home on September 2, 2016; he was 71 years old. "Bob", as he was known to his family and friends, nicknamed "ET" by his family for electronic terminator (yes, he had his way with electronics) was born on July 13, 1945 in Easton, Pennsylvania and retired from Michelin Tire in 2011 after over 40 years of service. As a resident of El Granada...
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Vincent James Cozzolino

May 13, 1931 - August 24, 2016

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Osvaldo "Ozzie" Monteiro

August 17, 2016

Osvaldo Rego Monteiro June 6, 1938 - August 17, 2016 Osvaldo "Ozzie" Rego Monteiro of Half Moon Bay, California passed away at his home on August 17th 2016 at the age of 78. With continuous support from his family and friends, Ozzie fought a brave battle against brain cancer. This disease took his life only 11 months after diagnosis. He was surrounded by his wife, children and grandson at...
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Elinor Attinger Lea

August 14, 2016

Elinor Attinger Lea Nov 20, 1928- Aug 14, 2016 Elinor Attinger Lea, born November 20, 1928 in San Francisco, passed away in the comfort of her Half Moon Bay home on August 14, 2016, surrounded by the love of her family and by her caregiver, Ysenia Garcia. She was 87 years old.Elinor graduated from Lincoln High in San Francisco in 1946. After meeting her husband Edward Lea on a blind date,...
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Mel Schwing , Sr.

May 1, 1934 - July 26, 2016

Mel Schwing Sr. passed away peacefully in his home on July 26, 2016; he was 82 years old. He served in the Army as a private from 1955 to 1957. Originally from Ohio, Mel and his wife, Cherie, moved to California in 1958. A resident of Half Moon Bay for for than 60 years, Mel was very involved in Little League and community activities. He was an active member in the Knights of Columbus and...
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Diana Marie Campinotti

August 7, 1924 - May 11, 2016

Diana Marie Campinotti was born on August 7, 1924 in Cicero, Illinois to Italian immigrant parents. She moved to California as a young girl first living in Half Moon Bay and then Pescadero. As a young woman she had various different jobs along the coast and often frequented Santa Cruz with friends and family. She married Aduardo (Ed) Campinotti in 1950. They enjoyed a long and happy marriage...
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Layton Victor Van Etten

November 22, 1918 - April 27, 2016

Layton Victor Van Etten passed away peacefully on April 27, 2016, from a recent illness. Layton was born on November 22, 1918, in International Falls, Minnesota, to Paul and Alma Van Etten. Layton was the third eldest of 7 siblings and went to work at a young age to help the family raise and support his younger brothers and sisters. A member of the "Greatest Generation" he faithfully served...
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Carol Sue Christen

June 6, 1944 - March 23, 2016

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Carol E. Mitchell

January 24, 1937 - February 25, 2016

Carol E. Mitchell, longtime resident of the Half Moon Bay area officially lost her fight to continue life as we know it at 8:45 pm on Thursday, February 25th at Seton Medical Center in Daly City, California. She was comforted by her Son, Zephyr Chris Mitchell and Daughter, Elizabeth Mona Lewand (nee: Mitchell) with Granddaughter, Amanda Ariel Mitchell en route at the time. Carol was Born in...
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Georgina C. Costa

February 13, 1921 - February 14, 2016

Georgina was born on the island of Terceira Azores. She immigrated to the United States in 1963, with her husband, John Costa and son, Joseph Costa. Georgina worked for A. Repetto's Nursery and Bay City Nursery for over twenty years. Georgina was a resident of Half Moon Bay for 53 years. She leaves behind her son Joseph, daughter-in-law Debbie, granddaughter Jennifer (Edwin), and grandson...
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Mae Dunn

January 5, 1916 - January 16, 2016

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Pansy "Pat" Graham

September 19, 1929 - December 29, 2015

Pansy "Pat" Graham of Half Moon Bay, CA, passed away peacefully in her home on December 29, 2015 at the age of 86. Pat was an avid reader, painter, feisty card player and Golden State Warriors fan. She enjoyed exercising with her friends in the Rosen Class at Senior Coastsiders, going out for tea or lunch with friends. She was born in Durham, Oklahoma during the depression and was raised...
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Tom "TP" Perkins

December 17, 1956 - December 15, 2015

Tom Perkins, better known as TP, was a proud husband, father, grandfather, friend and business owner. On December 15, TP lost his battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 58. A Bay Area native, Tom was born in San Francisco, moved to Atherton during childhood and attended Bellarmine Preparatory High School. He returned to San Francisco to attend USF and to work at the family Harley...
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Kathleen Ann Cochran

November 13, 1929 - November 29, 2015

Ann Cochran, 86, of Half Moon Bay died unexpectedly on Sunday, November 29th, 2015. Christened Kathleen Ann Miller, she was born in Birmingham, Michigan on November 13th, 1929 to Annette and William H. Miller. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, W.R.' Dick' Cochran, daughter Kerry Cochran (husband Ken), son Kirk Cochran (wife Marilyn), grandson Ethan Cochran and great grandson Jarrod...
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Michael David Giannini

October 23, 1981 - November 24, 2015

MICHAEL DAVID GIANNINI Born on October 23, 1981, in Half Moon Bay, Mike died unexpectedly at home on November 24, 2015. Mike attended and graduated from Half Moon Bay High, where he excelled at baseball and wrestling and was a member of FFA. He loved farming, leather and woodworking, snowboarding in Tahoe, and wake-boarding in the summer. He was a founding member of the Badland Boys. More...
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Earl Madieros, Sr.

July 8, 1922 - October 24, 2015

Earl was born in Oakland, California. Earl and his brother Al were star athletes at Roosevelt High School. Earl worked at the Bank of America for over 40 years only to be interrupted when he and Al joined the Army Air Corp in 1941 and was honorably discharged in 1946 as a Staff Sgt..... Earl attended both Dartmouth & UCLA specializing in Finance... He returned to the Bank of America where he...
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Gregory "Greg" George Cowen

July 4, 1947 - October 13, 2015

Born July 4, 1947, in Spokane, Wash., Greg passed away suddenly on Oct. 13, 2015, in Half Moon Bay, Calif. Greg was a kind soul, very easygoing and friendly to all. He was full of great stories, enjoyed a good laugh and always had a big smile for everyone. Greg grew up milking the cows on a small farm where he developed a love for the outdoors. After graduating from Mead High School, he...
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Nancy Madieros

November 17, 1928 - October 12, 2015

November 17, 1928 to October 12, 2015 Nancy was born in London, Ontario, Canada arrived in the United States at the age of 7 years. Grew up in Michigan, Oregon and lastly California. She married and is survived by Earl D. Madieros for 65 years giving birth to 5 Children. Dan Madieros and Dr. Barbara Greenberg of Weston CT. Rick and Bonnie Madieros of Minden NV. Stephanie & Maureen Madieros...
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Bayardo "Benny" Velarde

September 6, 1929 - August 31, 2015

Bayardo "Benny" Velarde passed away peacefully into the merciful arms of God on the morning of August 31st, 2015, in Menlo Park, California at the age of 85. Bayardo was born in a modest home in Panama City, Panama on 6th of September in the year 1929. First born to parents, Epimenidies Velarde and Rebeca Crespo Velarde. He leaves behind his eldest son, Bayardo, Jr., daughters, Martha and...
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Nicola Domenico Muzzi

August 25, 1942 - August 12, 2015

Nicola Domenico Muzzi (August 25, 1942-August 12, 2015) Long time coastal resident Nicola (Domenic) Muzzi was born in Serra San Bruno, Italy, in 1942. In the late 60's he emigrated to Canada and then to the United States, where he settled on the California coast and began farming strawflowers and artichokes in Pescadero, CA. In 1976 Domenic and his wife, Liana, purchased their farm in San...
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John E. Gonzales Jr.

June 15, 1937 - January 8, 2015

John E. Gonzales, Jr. John Passed into his heavenly home on January 8, 2015. He was born in San Louis Obispo on June 15, 1937. He was a California native raised by his parents in Coastal Light Houses. His parents, John E. Gonzales, Sr. and Esther Pranger Gonzales are both deceased. John and Dixie Carter Gonzales have been married 56 years. They had 3 children. Son Ross (deceased) wife...
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Imogene L. Raleigh

July 22, 1924 - January 2, 2015

Imogene La Rue Raleigh July 22, 1924 - January 2, 2015 Imogene L. Raleigh, beloved wife of Roger, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 2. She was 90 years old. Imogene's unfaltering dedication to family together with her strong work ethic created a home of love, laughter and many wonderful memories. Imogene, a native Californian, was born and raised in Garden Grove. She and Roger...
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Evelyn Agnes Senteio

September 25, 1916 - December 4, 2014

Evelyn Agnes Senteio September 25, 1916 – December 4, 2014 Born in Half Moon Bay and a 4th generation Coastsider, her family immigrated to Half Moon Bay in the 1850's. Evelyn passed away at the age of 98 due to natural causes on December 4, 2014 at Three Bell's Convalescent Home in Montara where she resided and was lovingly cared for over the last 3 years and tended to by Pathways Hospice...
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Alice Timmins Carhart

December 2, 1923 - December 3, 2014

Alice Timmins Carhart December 2, 1923 - December 3, 2014 Alice was born at home in Butte, Montana at sunrise on December 2, 1923. She died at home with her children surrounding her on December 3, 2014. She had just begun her 92nd year of life. Alice grew up on Adams Street in Butte with her three sisters and her many cousins right across the street and in the neighborhood. She attended...
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Costantino "John" Sabatino Candelori

March 1, 1937 - November 23, 2014

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Lucinda T. Cardoza

September 26, 1930 - October 17, 2014

Lucinda Teixeira Cardoza Lucinda Teixeira Cardoza passed away peacefully at home on October 17, 2014, after a long struggle with cancer. She was born on September 26, 1930 in Lathrop, California, at her family home. The midwife who delivered her into the world, also delivered her future husband of 64 loving years, Serafine Cardoza. She was born to Manuel and Isabel (de Sousa) Teixeira, who...
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Justina Rivas

April 14, 1921 - October 9, 2014

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James "Jimmy" Ivan Modena

February 5, 1942 - October 9, 2014

James Ivan Modena After a battle with cancer, James Ivan Modena, AKA "Jimmy"", Jimbo, Coach Jimmy, died on October 9th, 2014 at home in San Gregorio at the age of 72 with his family at his side. He leaves behind his son Richard "Ricky", his daughter-in-law Kelly and their sons Joseph and Jon, his daughter Rachel Rice and her daughters Jordan and Madison and his beloved dog Dale and cats...
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Ann Louise Kokesh

March 21, 1940 - September 13, 2014

Ann Louise Kokesh March 21, 1940 - September 12, 2014 Resident of El Granada Ann "Umma Annie" (Pomi) (Dewlaney) Kokesh, is now peacefully amongst the angels, suffering no longer. She was a friend to everyone, and shared kind, positive words on a daily basis; an extremely proud, loving mother and grandmother (Umma); a dedicated, loving wife; a workhorse for the Redwood City School District...
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George "Rocky" William Perry

December 12, 1955 - September 13, 2014

George "Rocky" William Perry, 58, passed away on Saturday, September 13, 2014. Rocky, known by many family members and childhood friends as "Bill" was born on December 12, 1955 in Woodland, CA to the George Wilburn Perry of Arizona and Mary Tafoya Perry of Yolo, CA. Rocky attended Holy Rosary Parish School in Woodland and graduated from Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose, CA in 1974....
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Edward Paul Lilly Jr.

November 24, 1940 - September 4, 2014

Edward Paul Lilly, Jr. of Half Moon Bay, California died on September 4th 2014. Born in 1940 in Washington, D.C, Edward was the beloved son of Dr. Edward Paul Lilly and Nancy Marie Lilly. Edward was a graduate of Gonzaga High School and The College of the Holy Cross. He was predeceased by his loving wife Candace Anthony Lilly and survived by his loving children and grandchildren- Franklin Mock...
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David Edward Podwojski

November 6, 1943 - July 29, 2014

David Edward Podwojski was born to Casimer and Adeline Podwojski in 1943. He grew up in Ohio and graduated from Benedictine High School and Baldwin Wallace College. He served four years in the United States Air Force. He remained a life-long fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Cleveland Browns. After moving to Half Moon Bay California with his wife, Patricia, and four children, he was...
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Oliver Farris Dewitt Hix

March 11, 1986 - July 27, 2014

Oliver Farris Dewitt Hix Oliver Farris Dewitt Hix, 28, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014, at his home in Half Moon Bay, Calif. Born March 11, 1986, in San Mateo, Oliver grew up with his six brothers, Gavin, Alec and Alden, in Half Moon Bay, and Holden, Hannon and Hyland, in Montara. Oliver attended Half Moon Bay High School. Soon after high school, Oliver ventured to the Northwest and...
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Catherine Dotson

October 2, 1925 - July 27, 2014

Catherine Dotson Passed away peacefully at home in El Granada, CA on July 27, 2014 with her loving husband Duane of almost 64 years by her side. She is survived by husband Duane, daughters Carol Dotson, Shirley Stone (Dotson) and son-in-law Michael Stone. Born in Los Angeles Catherine graduated from Whittier College with a BS in Chemistry and later earned her teaching credential from USC. ...
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Maria "Pinky" Dominguez

March 2, 1953 - July 21, 2014

Maria "Pinky" Dominguez, 61, of Morgan Hill, CA, entered into rest on Monday July 21, 2014 with her beloved husband of 19 years, Robert Dominguez, her son, Richard Siordia; and her daughter, Rachael Scott, by her side. Pinky was born to late Jesse and Julia Ortega, March 02, 1953, in San Antonio, TX. She attended Andrew Hill High School in San Jose, CA. and spent most of her days in San Jose...
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Henry C. Marsh

November 24, 1933 - July 19, 2014

Henry C Marsh 11/24/1933 - 7/19/2014 Henry was born in San Mateo to Henry and Adeline Marsh. He was a long time resident of Half Moon Bay. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years Yola E Marsh his daughters Shelley Pniower and Terry Marsh, son in law Frank Pniower, his three grandchildren Jason, Josh (Andrea) , Jillian Pniower , his sister Darlene Williams and niece Debbie Cruz. He...
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Olivia Alice Silveira

July 26, 1920 - July 9, 2014

Olivia Alice Silveira, 93, died peacefully in her sleep on July 9, 2014. Born July 26, 1920, the eldest of 10 children born to the late Jose and Maria Cunha in Capelo, Faial, Azores (Portugal). She married Jose G. Silveira in 1945. In 1959, following a devastating volcanic eruption in Faial, they emigrated to the United States for better lives for themselves and their 3 children. They settled...
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Marilyn P. Wright

January 12, 1934 - May 27, 2014

Marilyn Patricia ("Patsy") Wright, was born in Encinitas, California, January 12, 1934. She grew up near the ocean and spent many hours near the sea as a child. Her love of the coast side continued throughout her long life. During World War II she attended boarding school at San Luis Rey Mission where she was first introduced to the Catholic faith. Her love for Jesus grew and at the age of 19,...
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Rina F. Pacini

December 9, 1911 - May 23, 2014

Rina Pacini passed away on the 23rd of May at the age of 102. She was a resident of El Granada, California. Rina was preceded in death by her husband, Italo Pacini, in 1990, her beloved son, Ilvo Pacini, and her brother, Nilo Marcucci. Rina is survived by her grandson, Larry Pacini, her granddaughter, Maureen Ditta, her great-grandsons, Branden Pacini, Darian Pacini, Sandro Ditta, and Lio...
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Edward A. Andreini

March 28, 1937 - May 4, 2014

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Helen M. Watt

June 9, 1914 - March 16, 2014

Helen Valentine Watt, 1914-2014 Helen Valentine Watt passed away at 99 years of age, on March 16, 2014, after a short illness. Born Helen Marie Valentine, on June 9, 1914, Helen lived her entire life in Half Moon Bay. Helen was the granddaughter of Manuel Costa, one of the first settlers in Half Moon Bay. Mrs. Watt and her late husband, Edward James Watt, made their home for over 50 years...
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Raymond David Martini

December 29, 1920 - March 9, 2014

Ray Martini Lifelong Coastside resident Raymond Martini passed away early Sunday morning at his home in Half Moon Bay. Ray was a very accomplished individual, a decorated Army Air Corps pilot in World War II, a successful businessman, and a community pillar. He flew in the European theatre during WWII, with over 50 missions, earning a number of medals for valor, including the Air Medal 11 Gold...
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Dorothy Wylie

March 24, 1943 - February 23, 2014

Dorothy Wylie (formerly Todd), daughter of Jack and Isabella Todd, was born in Balkerie near Forfar, Scotland. The seventh of eight children, Dorothy and her family lived on a farm and shared many happy times together. At age 18, Dorothy and sister Helen and their parents moved to Dundee where she trained as a dental assistant. In 1963, she met her future husband, Jimmy Wylie, at a dance. They...
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Kenneth "Kenny" F. Ormonde

July 10, 1926 - February 22, 2014

Kenneth F. "Kenny" Ormonde July 10, 1926 – February 22, 2014 "A shining light has been dimmed, but it will forever live in the hearts of all who knew him…" Kenneth F. Ormonde, a lifelong resident of Half Moon Bay, passed away after a long illness on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Mills-Peninsula Hospital in Burlingame. Kenny, as he was known by his family and friends, was born on July...
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Gerhard R. Pfeifer

November 22, 1943 - January 29, 2014

The life of Gerhard R. Pfeifer, a German immigrant and loving father who worked more than three decades at the United Airlines maintenance facility at San Francisco International Airport, will be celebrated Friday, Feb. 7, at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Pillar Cemetery in Half Moon Bay. Born Nov. 22, 1943, at his family's home in Hohl, Germany, in the midst of World War II, Gerhard was one of...
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Annie Jean Hogan

January 8, 1931 - January 16, 2014

Annie Jean Kauhaulawaamaalo Davis Hogan was born January 8, 1931, in Honolulu, Hawaii. She celebrated her 59th wedding anniversary on January 15, 2014. She passed away on January 16, 2014, in Moss Beach, where she lived since 1956. Her father was Joseph Jay Davis and her mother was Elizabeth Kekuahooulu Umiamake Davis. She is survived by and will be sorely missed by her husband, James and...
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Richard Michael Whipp

May 21, 1938 - January 9, 2014

Long-time coastside resident Richard Michael Whipp died peacefully and surrounded by family and friends on January 9, 2014. Richard was born in San Francisco and spent most of his early life in San Mateo. In 1964 he met Hazel Hardman while working in Paris; eight months later they were married. In 1972 they decided to raise their children in Half Moon Bay, and they have lived there ever since....
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Grace E. Riddell

November 11, 1926 - January 4, 2014

Please join us in remembering our mother Grace Riddell who passed away January 4th. We are all heartbroken and we'll miss her dearly. She was born November 11, 1926 in Shafter, CA to Andrew and Jennie Potter Sewell. She and her two brothers, Frank and Bob and their parents moved to Arroyo Grande, CA. There she grew up with her brothers and friends - always balancing a good mixture of fun and...
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Christine Stahl

December 26, 1950 - November 28, 2013

Christine Stahl passed away with her family by her side early Thanksgiving morning, November 28, after a battle with lung cancer. Born December 26, 1950 in Fresno, CA. Christine blessed so many lives. Christine and the love of her life, Phillip, moved to El Granda in 1975 and made the coastside their home, moving to Miramar in 1978, then settling on their 7 acres in San Gregorio. They made many...
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Theodore James Schapp

March 24, 1926 - November 6, 2013

Reverend Theodore James Schapp was born on March 24th, 1926 in Oakland, California to Adelbert and Lina Schapp of San Francisco, California. He died peacefully at home in El Granada on November 6th, 2013. For the past 25 years he and his wife Lorraine have been residents of the California coast, first in Pescadero, then El Granada. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Lorraine, and children...
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Yola Picchi

March 2, 1919 - October 8, 2013

Yola Picchi (3/2/1919 – 10/8/13) Yola Picchi passed away peacefully at home on October 8, 2013 surrounded by family. She was born March 2, 1919 to Helene and Lorenzo Ricci on a farm where Smith Field is currently located. Yola was the proud mother of two sons, Richard (Mary) and Stephen (Rosie). She was Noni to 7 grandchildren (Lynn Picchi, Lori Mendes (Mike), Lisa Picchi, Marisa Mendoza ...
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Rudolph August Helin

April 20, 1926 - September 25, 2013

Rudolph August Helin Resident of Redwood City April 20, 1926 – Sept. 25, 2013 Rudolph Helin passed away peacefully on Sept. 25 after a valiant struggle following a stroke he suffered 19 months ago. Rudy was born in Chicago, Illinois, but spent his boyhood in the Aland Islands, Finland. In 1939, he returned with his family to Chicago where he attended grammar school and North Park Academy...
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Bernice Ann Lewis

December 29, 1920 - September 16, 2013

Bernice (Brown) Lewis Born on December 29, 1920 in Half Moon Bay, Bernice passed away on September 16, 2013 in Jackson, CA. She is survived by her son Ken Brown and his wife Jerilyn of Pioneer and Half Moon Bay, CA, son George of West Port, WA and daughter Bernice Romain and husband Rick of Columbia, CA. She is also survived by nieces, nephews and cousins. Bernice lived in various places in...
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Natalino E. Marchi

July 12, 1934 - September 14, 2013

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Joao R. Vaz

June 17, 1917 - August 7, 2013

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George Hirano

January 24, 1926 - August 5, 2013

George Hirano passed away on August 5, 2013 at the age of 87 in Redwood City. He was surrounded by his family and passed peacefully. George was born on January 24, 1926 in Watsonville, California. George was preceded in death by his wife Nora (Lee) Hirano, parents Yasubei and Hisa Hirano, brothers Dick, Shig and Bill Hirano. He is survived by sisters Doris Shintani and Mae Tokiwa and many...
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Clifford J. Lawrence

August 4, 1934 - August 5, 2013

Clifford Lawrence 8/4/1934-8/5/2013 Resident of Belmont Cliff passed away at this home in Belmont after a long battle with COPD. Cliff was born in San Jose but grew up in Pescadero and graduated from Pescadero Hight School. He went into construction as an operating engineer until his retirement in 1993. Cliff spent 38 years doing what he loved most, as an Operating Engineer for Local 3,...
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Sophie G. Farmer

February 2, 1924 - July 14, 2013

Sophie Farmer, a longtime impassioned resident of Taos, NM, gracefully left our world to dance in Heaven on July 14, 2013. Sophie was a mother of three, Robert Rodney Archer (Irene Nichols Archer), Jacquelin Avery Carp (Douglas Carp) and Norma Jean Avery (KC Croswell), and was a grandmother of six, Damion, Danielle, Devon, Tania, Jordan and Patrick. Sophie was deeply involved in the Taos...
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Richard Quilici Hart

March 24, 1957 - June 22, 2013

Richard Quilici Hart Loving father and valued friend; Richard Hart died of natural causes at home, peacefully and in his sleep, on June 22nd, 2013 at the age of fifty-six. Richard Hart called the town of San Carlos, California home all his life. His work and his art were as a specialty carpenter and business owner of Peninsula Stairs. His artful craft of custom wood stairs and railings...
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Robert T. Breen

January 10, 1940 - June 19, 2013

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Giuseppe Giannini

March 24, 1912 - May 30, 2013

Giuseppe Joe Giannini Resident of Pescadero Passed May 30, 2013 Born in Jackson, California to Serafino and Martina Giannini on March 24, 1912. The family returned to Lucca, Italy where Giuseppe spent his childhood. He came to Half Moon Bay at the age of 17 with big dreams and a hard work ethic. He purchased a farm in Pescadero which he farmed for 50 years and became known as one of...
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Dorene Lee Pecoraro

August 15, 1937 - May 25, 2013

Dorene Lee Pecoraro August 15, 1937 - May 25, 2013 Reception to follow at Flavor 10151 N. Cabrillo Highway El Granada, CA 94018 Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. For additional information or if you wish to speak at the Memorial Service please contact Laura Pecoraro at 818-207-7905 or at
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Patricia Ann Kopcrak

August 2, 1934 - May 24, 2013

Pat passed away in her home, surrounded by loving family on May 24th. Pat was born August 2, 1934 in Sheboygan Wisconsin to Paul and Armella Trainor, sister to late Marylou Alewine. She moved from Wisconsin to Pacifica for her senior year in high school where she met the love of her life Peter Kopcrak. Pat and Pete married July 4, 1953 the first to be married in the newly built good Sheppard...
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Carol Joanne Bertolucci

October 23, 1931 - May 13, 2013

Carol Joanne "Granny" Bertolucci Born October 23, 1931. Passed away May 13, 2013, from heart complications. She is survived by her husband of 63 years Louis Bertolucci. Two sons Dennis & Dale. Three grandchildren Marilyn Mortimer and Sunnie and Dennis Bertolucci. Daughters-in-law Jerri & Patty and a brother Harold Hoffman of Victorville. There will be a chapel service Thursday, May...
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Julia Josephine Andreotti

January 1, 1915 - May 5, 2013

Julia Andreotti Julia Andreotti passed away in peace on Sunday, May 5. She was 98. Born Julia Josephine Benedetti, on Jan. 1, 1915, in Elk, Ca., she was the eldest of four born to Alfredo and Angelina Benedetti. Her parents were immigrant laborers traveling where there was work and that eventually led her family to the agriculture fields of Half Moon Bay. After graduating from Half Moon Bay...
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Charles Melvin Deardorff

April 9, 1934 - April 25, 2013

Charles Melvin Deardorff was born April 9, 1934, in El Reno Oklahoma, to Julissa and George Deardorff, the third of four children. Mel, as he was known in his younger days, was raised in Lubbock, Texas, attended Lubbock High School and graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in mathematics. At Texas Tech, he served as Business Manager of the Student Council, one of the four campus wide...
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Beverly Frances Mosely

June 26, 1938 - April 16, 2013

Beverly Frances Mosely Beverly Frances Mosely , age 74, died peacefully at her Half Moon Bay home on August 16th. She was the daughter of the late Lester M. Stone and Mary A. Stone and is preceded in death by her husband, James R. Mosely. Beverly was born in Omaha, Nebraska but was raised in San Francisco where she attended Holy Names Elementary School, Mercy High School and San Francisco...
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Karen P. Krummel

July 23, 1938 - April 14, 2013

Karen Krummel Resident of Half Moon Bay Our beloved mother Karen born on July 23, 1938 passed away peacefully at the age of 74 on Sunday, April 14, 2013 with her family by her side. She lived an adventurous life sailing the South Pacific with the love of her life Gene. She is survived by her children Wendy Southern, Carson City Nevada, Jeff Southern, Grand Junction Colorado and Sheri Southern...
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Maria Simas

August 9, 1918 - March 10, 2013

Maria Simas August 9, 1918 - March 10, 2013 Maria Simas passed away peacefully on Sunday evening, March 10, 2013. She was born and raised in Pico, Azores and moved to Half Moon Bay in 1970. Maria loved to crochet and spend time with her family and friends. She is survived by her daughter, Fatima Garcia, son-in-law Norberto Garcia; granddaughter Sandra Tinoco and husband Trinidad, and great...
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Ilva Marie Evan

April 4, 1950 - March 9, 2013

Ilva Marie Del Peloso Evan April 4, 1950 - March 9, 2013 Resident of Half Moon Bay Ilvan Evan passed away peacefully on Saturday evening, March 9th surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with brain cancer. She was 62 years old. Ilva was born in San Gregorio to Tommaso and Gina Del Peloso. She graduated from Half Moon Bay High School in 1968. Ilva and her husband...
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Mary Anne Delgandio

December 13, 1930 - February 11, 2013

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Alice Kathleen Salomone

April 23, 1919 - December 31, 2012

Alice Kathleen Salomone passed away on December 31, 2012 in Albuquerque, NM, where she lived for the past few years. A devoted Coastside resident for all her life, Alice always had a smile and friendly greeting for everyone she met. She was born in San Gregorio on April 23, 1919 to Manuel V. and Gloria P. Silva (Mesquite), who emigrated from the Azores. She was a proud graduate of Pescadero...
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Elizabeth "Betty" Villa

August 25, 1925 - December 22, 2012

Elizabeth "Betty" Villa - 87, passed away December 22, 2012 at her home surrounded by her children. Betty was born August 25, 1925 in Menlo Park, CA to Ethel Morton and Elmer "Mike" Hara. She attended Menlo Park schools and graduated from Sequoia High School. She was active in all school sports and even went on to play Semi pro softball for Sherry All Stars. Betty married in August 1943 to...
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Stacey Anne Siegman

October 10, 1962 - November 21, 2012

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Edwin J. Nunes

January 12, 1927 - November 19, 2012

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George (Ken) Kenneth Giovanoni

January 7, 1948 - November 18, 2012

George Kenneth Giovanoni (Ken) On Nov 18, 2012, George Kenneth Giovannoni, 64, of Half Moon Bay, died at home, with his loving wife, Carolyn at his side. George was born in Half Moon Bay California, on January 7, 1948. At the age of 20, he left Half Moon Bay to serve in the Navy, becoming a Navy Seal, earning a purple heart, in the Vietnam War for his bravery. He had a successful career as...
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Patricia Ann Fellman

August 4, 1936 - October 28, 2012

On October 28, 2012, Heaven welcomed another angel, our mother Patricia Ann Fellman left this earth to go home to her final resting place, peacefully at home with family and friends at her side. Patricia was born August 4, 1936 in Clinton Illinois, to Faye Hitchcock and Joseph Anderson, she was preceeded in death by a brother Billy Joe Anderson and a sister Marcia Joyce Lubner. She left...
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Elaine Lucille Frankovic

June 18, 1945 - September 11, 2012

Elaine Lucille Frankovic: After a very long battle, Elaine Lucille Frankovic succumbed to cancer September 11, 2012. She was loved very much and will be missed by many. She will be remembered by most as an outspoken, honest, sincere, hard-working person that never took anything for granted. She leaves behind her husband, Dave Frankovic, 3 children, Harvey Jr., Charlie and Kimberly, 6...
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Edna Ruth Ryan

January 19, 1919 - August 17, 2012

Edna Ruth Ryan Resident of Half Moon Bay Born 19 January 1919 in Lodi, California; Edna was the last surviving child born to Kathrine and William Schneider. Edna passed away at home peacefully on 17th August 2012. Edna was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph William Ryan; and children La Dona Nolan, Richard William Ryan, Robert William Ryan and Lorna Crocker. Edna grew up in Lodi...
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Josephine A. Miller

June 23, 1918 - August 8, 2012

Josephine A. Miller Born on June 23, 1918 in Half Moon Bay, CA., passed away on August 8, 2012 in Jackson, CA. She is survived by her sister, Bernice Lews also of Jackson and nephew Ken Brown and his wife Jerilyn of Pioneer, CA. She is also survived by other nieces, nephews and cousins. Josephine lived in various places in California as well as other states but spent most of her years living...
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Harold Richard Costello

February 6, 1947 - July 25, 2012

Harold Richard Costello Harold Richard Costello, a long time resident of Half Moon Bay, passed away peacefully July 25, 2012 after a lengthy battle with both heart and kidney disease. He was born February 6, 1947 in Nashville, TN to Harold Costello and Vera Abernathy Costello. With his father's naval career, the family lived in Nashville, San Diego, and Norfolk, VA during his early childhood...
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Carl "Guppy" M. Maidt

July 8, 1942 - July 13, 2012

Carl "Guppy" Maidt, a lifelong Coastside resident, born July 8, 1942 passed away peacefully with his wife by his side in his favorite vacation spot, Pismo Beach on July 13, 2012. Guppy graduated from Half Moon Bay High School in 1960. Following his graduation he started his career as a heavy duty mechanic at H.E. Casey and Cap Concrete. In 1969 he married the love of his life, Shirley. ...
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Mary Cortese Beffa

December 2, 1920 - July 13, 2012

Mary C. Beffa, long time Half Moon Bay resident, passed away peacefully July 13, 2012, at home. Mary was born December 2, 1920 in Weed, California. Her parents, Mary and Sam Cortese, had both immigrated to California from Calabria, Italy. Mary graduated from Shasta High School, attended Holy Name University and later taught Third Grade at St. Gregory's in San Mateo for many years. Mary was...
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Salustiano Victorino Bettencourt

May 9, 1953 - June 29, 2012

Salustiano Bettencourt passed away while surrounded by his family on June 29. Originally from the island of St. Jorge in the Azores, Salustiano and his family moved to Half Moon Bay in 1968. Salustiano enjoyed spending time with his family and close friends, he also enjoyed working on cars, doing woodwork and breeding birds. Salustiano is survived by his loving family and closest friends....
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David Lawrence Souza

June 1, 1948 - June 1, 2012

Dave Lawrence Souza June 1, 1948 – June 1, 2012 Moss Beach, Ca Dave passed away peacefully on his birthday Friday, June 1, 2012 in his home at age 64. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Linda Ann Souza of over 37 years. Dave was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts, raised in Hayward, Ca., initially moved to Livermore, Ca., before residing in their current home of over 25...
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