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Lasell R. Johnson

June 12, 1936 - February 12, 2018

Lasell Johnson was born on June 12, 1936 in Portland, Oregon and passed away at his home on February 12, 2018. Lasell was a resident of Montara, California.
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Dennis Robert McGregor

January 26, 1945 - February 12, 2018

DENNIS ROBERT MCGREGOR, age 73, passed away at his home in Montara on February 12, 2018 after a brief illness. Dennis was born in San Francisco on Jan. 26, 1945 and was a lifelong resident of the Coastside. In his younger years, Dennis built a 55' steel fishing boat, "The Three Daughters", named after his girls, which is still in service in Alaska. He loved being on the ocean and had many...
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Gerard "Jerry" Francis McDonald

August 28, 1944 - February 3, 2018

Gerard Francis McDonald went home to our Lord on Saturday, February 3, 2018. Jerry was 73 years old. He was born in Kansas City, Missouri and graduated from Rockhurst College. Jerry was an officer in the US Army and was decorated with the Purple Heart and Silver Star for his service. After his service in the Army, Jerry wed Cruz Salcido and lived in Kansas City. The couple has since resided in...
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Charles Joseph "ChasMo" Francis

July 5, 1936 - January 31, 2018

Charlie passed away peacefully surrounded by family at his Half Moon Bay home the evening of Wednesday, January 31, 2018 after a brief illness. Charlie is survived by his wife of 41 years, Florece "Pooky" Francis, his son Gary Francis, his step-daughter Cherine Griffin George (husband Dan), granddaughters Emma and Amy Francis as well as countless extended family members. He was preceded in...
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Margarito Miranda

January 19, 1929 - January 28, 2018

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Antonio Azevedo Soares

June 14, 1929 - January 25, 2018

Antonio was born in the Azores on June 14, 1929. Antonio passed away on January, 25, 2018 in Half Moon Bay, California at the age of 88. Antonio worked in the nursery industry for 25 years. He is survived by his wife Leontina, family and many friends. Memorial service will be Friday, February 2, 2018 at 11 AM at Our Lady of Pillar Church, Half Moon Bay.
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Joseph C. Toschik

October 22, 1946 - January 23, 2018

Retired Master Sargent, Joseph Carmen Toschik, age 71, passed away peacefully on January 23, 2018 in Half Moon Bay, CA. Joe was born October 22, 1946 in Milwaukee, WI. His family moved to Phoenix, AZ in 1951 where he attended St. Gregory's Elementary School and West Phoenix High School. While there, he was active in the ROTC program. After graduation, he attended the University of San...
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Paul Earle Williamson

February 20, 1947 - January 17, 2018

Paul Earle Williamson passed away this Wednesday, January 17th, at the age of 70, at home with his family by his side. He was born on February 20, 1947 and a native of Pescadero, California. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Linda; daughter, Terri Silvestri (married to Dante Silvestri); two grandsons, Matthew and Austin Silvestri; and many nieces and nephews. Through his many jobs...
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Connie E. Menezes

January 19, 1929 - January 15, 2018

Connie Menezes passed away unexpectedly on January 15, 2018 in Burlingame, California. She was born January 19, 1929, the youngest of three children, to Frank and Casimira Weeks of Pescadero. She grew up working hard on the family farm however, they always found time for fun, which occasionally was mischievous. She graduated from Pescadero High School in 1946, as valedictorian of her class. ...
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Fran Lawrence

January 27, 1935 - January 7, 2018

Francesann Agnes Lawrence, age 82, passed away on January 7, 2018 at her home of 47 years in Belmont, California, surrounded by her daughters and loving family members. Fran was born on January 27, 1935 to her parents Dorothy and Antone Duarte in San Francisco, California, and was the oldest sister to four brothers and one sister. She married Clifford Joseph Lawrence on November 29, 1955 in...
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Antonio Belo

February 28, 1945 - January 3, 2018

Antonio Fernando Belo, a longtime resident of Half Moon Bay, passed away at his home on January 3, 2018. He was born February 28, 1945 in Sao Jorge, Azores to parents Antonio Belo and Maria Silva Belo. He is survived by wife Maria Adelina Belo, daughter Maria Manuela Belo, son-in-law Arthur Oallesma Dyogi, grandchildren Deanna Josefine Dyogi and Zachary Paul Dyogi, sisters Noemia, Liduina...
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Arthur Carl Hoffman, Jr.

June 9, 1942 - December 31, 2017

Arthur Carl Hoffman Jr. passed away at the age of 75 at his home in Half Moon Bay on Sunday, December 31st. He leaves behind his daughter Kimberly Hoffman, son-in-law Jeffrey Stilwill, grandsons Griffin, Aidan, Kyle and Ashley Stilwill, older sister Patricia Kiecher, brother-in-law Al Kiecher and his 3 nieces – Elizabeth Zimmermann, Jeanne Drown and Katherine Gillespie. He also leaves behind...
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Mary Stuart Wall

January 27, 1954 - December 28, 2017

Mary Stuart Wall passed unexpectedly December 28, 2017 at home in Half Moon Bay, CA after spending her morning laughing with her two daughters, Brigid and Nicole, at the age of 63. She was born to her beloved, late parents, Paul and Dorothy (Cusick) Stuart and raised in Randolph, MA along with her three brothers: Paul, Thomas, and Robert. Growing up, Mary volunteered at the rectory of St....
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Virginia Marie Francis

December 21, 1926 - November 29, 2017

Virginia Marie Francis passed away November 29, 2017, in the comfort of her home surrounded by family. She was born to Paride and Cecilia Lombardi in San Francisco on December 21, 1926. She graduated from Half Moon Bay High School in 1944, and married her high school sweetheart Norman "Dick" Francis. Virginia worked in the electronic industry for thirty years. After she retired, she enjoyed...
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Ben Olin Tyson, Jr.

December 20, 1953 - November 7, 2017

Ben Olin Tyson, Jr. passed away on November 7, 2017, at home surrounded by his family. He was born on December 20, 1953 in Guthrie, OK to Ben Sr. and Betty Tyson. Ben was their third and youngest child. At the age of 2 ½, Ben moved to Fillmore in Ventura County, CA. He spent a very happy childhood there doing such things as playing in the orange orchards, exploring the Sespe River...
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Tom Lewis

October 2, 1952 - October 23, 2017

Tom (Thomas) Lewis of El Granada California, formerly of Long Beach and a native of Colorado, passed away on October 23, 2017 at Kaiser Medical Center in Redwood City. A complete obituary will be posted soon.
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Joseph Vargas

August 6, 1929 - October 15, 2017

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Eugenia Chiesa

January 28, 1938 - October 15, 2017

Eugenia Chiesa (Massa), wife of Ray Chiesa, passed away October 15, 2017 at age 79 after a brief struggle with an unexpected illness. Eugenia was the mother of Sandra and Michael (Michael's wife Elizabeth) Chiesa and sister of Silvana Massa. Eugenia was born in Tovo San Giacomo, Italy on January 28, 1938. She came to the United States at age eleven with her mother and sister. She later became...
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Catherine Martini

September 25, 2017

Longtime Half Moon Bay resident Catherine Martini passed away Monday, September 25, 2017 after a sudden illness. Cathy had a generous heart and was known to surprise others with a plate of cookies. She also enjoyed golfing, gambling, and the '49ers. She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond Martini and mother of the late Michael Campbell. She is survived by her granddaughter Michelle Walker,...
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Nancy Ruth Hansen

September 18, 2017

NANCY RUTH HANSEN (nee MORAN) Nancy Moran Hansen passed away peacefully on September 18th in her home in El Granada, near the coast she loved and among the friends she held so dearly. She was born in 1948 and proud to be a fifth generation San Franciscan. She grew up in Menlo Park and attended school there graduating from the Convent of the Sacred Heart in 1966. She attended San Jose State and...
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Donna L. Brazil

January 1, 1943 - September 5, 2017

Donna L. Brazil of Half Moon Bay died peacefully on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at home with her family at the age of 74. Donna is survived by her daughter, Terri (Andrew) Carol; sons, Tim (Gina) Brazil and David (Erin)Brazil; grandchildren, Michelle Marconi, Anthony Brazil Jr, Cassidy Brazil, Angela Brazil, Danielle(Braden) Hall, brother Ronald (Marie) Graham of Mountain View, sister-in-law...
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Erma Mendes

September 2, 2017

Erma passed away Sept. 2, 2017, at the age of 97. She is survived by four sons, Joe, Donald, Bill (Laura), Tom (Terri); six grandchildren; and numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Joe, and daughter Patricia and four grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude Children Cancer Research and American Cancer Society. ...
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Audrey Ann Whalen (nee Stedelin)

November 2, 1924 - August 29, 2017

Sanctified by the Sacraments of the Holy Mother Church, Audrey Ann Whalen (nee Stedelin), died on Tues., Aug. 29, 2017, after struggling with cancer. She was proceeded in death by her husband, Robert Whalen, in 2006. Both were originally from St. Louis, MO and relocated to Half Moon Bay in 2005. Audrey was a retired R.N. with a B.S. in nursing—her career spanned forty years—and concluded...
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Bernice Carolyn Silva

June 7, 1926 - August 17, 2017

Bernice Carolyn Silva died in Montara on August 17, 2017, at the age of 91. She was the dear wife of Wilbert (Pat) Silva for 48 years until his death in 1994. She was the loving mother of Christine Prentice (Bob) and Catherine Brouwer (Robert); sister of Lena Archimedes, Alan Benedetti, Leo Benedetti, and Frank Benedetti; be¬loved grandmother of Shawn Brouwer (Rachel), Lindsay Brouwer, Matthew...
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Howard Wayne Patridge

April 16, 1941 - August 4, 2017

Howard passed peacefully in his home on August 4, 2017 with his wife Naomi at his side. He was born on April 16, 1941. He was preceded in death by his mother Anne Olsen and father Howard Ray Patridge. He lived with his grandparents Angelo and Delores Giannini, Sr and was raised by them and his Aunt Bertha "Auntie Lu" Barsuglia. Howard attended Half Moon Bay Elementary and Half Moon Bay High...
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Ruth Devlin

August 10, 1927 - July 27, 2017

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Xanta Maria Angelus Brondstetter

November 26, 1923 - July 23, 2017

Xanta burst into this life as the middle child of her mother's six children, five of them brothers, in Alma, Michigan, on November 26 in 1923. Her father, William Angelus, was the owner and cook at a coffee shop in town where he served the best, and the hottest (!) chili around. He emigrated from Greece and moved to Michigan where he met and married red-haired, blue eyed beauty, Flossy Kean....
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Michelle Bowditch

January 18, 1964 - July 18, 2017

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Roberto Diaz, Jr.

July 7, 1983 - July 16, 2017

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Bertha Barsuglia

June 10, 1925 - July 7, 2017

Bertha Louise Barsuglia June 10, 1925 – July 7, 2017 Bertha was born in Half Moon Bay on June 10, 1925. Bertha is the daughter of Angelo Giannini Sr. and Dolores Gonzales Giannini. She is a fourth-generation Half Moon Bay girl born into a giving, loving family. Her father, Angelo Sr., owned a small restaurant downtown on Kelly Avenue and never let anyone go hungry. Bertha was serving...
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Gina Del Peloso

September 20, 1921 - July 6, 2017

Gina Del Peloso, a resident of Half Moon Bay for nearly 64 years, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on July 6, 2017. She was 95 years old. Born in Capannori, Italy, on September 20, 1921, and the youngest of six siblings. Gina and her husband, Tommaso, married in Italy in 1947. They moved to San Gregorio in 1958 where they farmed artichokes and brussel sprouts until...
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Virginia Fontana

June 14, 1920 - July 6, 2017

Virginia Z. Fontana, age 97, of Half Moon Bay, California passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, July 6, 2017. Virginia was born on June 14, 1920, the only child of Fred and Rose (Cunha) Dal Porto, and lived her entire life in Half Moon Bay. As a small child, her mother and father rented a room and lived in the Johnson House when the Highway One project displaced the family and their...
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Isabel Costa Santos

January 28, 1918 - June 30, 2017

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Serafine J. Cardoza

September 3, 1927 - June 23, 2017

Serafine J. Cardoza passed away on June 23, 2017, at age 89, after a good life and a long struggle with dementia. He was the epitome of the phrase "salt of the earth." He was honest, reliable, good-hearted and always ready to help others. Season this with his great sense of humor, love of hard work and joy when he was with family and friends. He was born Sept. 3, 1927, in Escalon, Calif., to...
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John Anthony Dooley

April 13, 1947 - May 16, 2017

John Anthony Dooley, a Coastside native, passed away peacefully on May 16, 2017 surrounded by family at his home in Half Moon Bay, CA. The oldest son of O.B. and Hazel (Teixeira) Dooley, John was born April 13, 1947. Growing up in El Granada, John began at a young age working at his mother's restaurant, Hazels' Seafood in Princeton. There he developed a love of all things fish and boats...
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Edward Hugh Wade

May 10, 1972 - April 29, 2017

Edward passed away Saturday, April 29, 2017. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends and colleagues.
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Eileen Frances Giannini

September 17, 1923 - April 28, 2017

Eileen F. Giannini September 17, 1923 – April 28, 2017 Eileen F. Murphy was born September 17, 1923, in San Mateo to Timothy and Mary Ita (Lacey) Murphy. Eileen was the fifth of their six children. Her siblings are: Sister Kathleen Murphy, SND, Mary Brady, John Murphy, Betty Murphy and Bill Murphy. Eileen attended St. Matthews Elementary and Notre Dame High schools. After high school,...
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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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