Leroy David Van Sciver passed away peacefully at home on Feb. 11, 2021. Dave is survived by his wife, Gail; his son, Kurt; daughters Erica and Katherine; and ten grandchildren. He is also survived by sisters Claire Hall, Audrey Huddleson, Joan Weischedel; and brother Kevin Reddington. He was…

On May 4, 2021, Walter (Wally) Simonson, 59, passed away in Palm Springs following a sudden stroke. Wally’s bright ray of love, light, and laughter remains with all who knew him. His was a life dedicated to what truly mattered: family, friends, nature, dogs, celebrations, good books, and mak…

Our dad Marty Monahan passed away peacefully Sunday, April 18, 2021, in Honolulu, Hawaii, where he spent the last twenty years. I think Dad lived a very different life than he ever imagined for himself. Both his parents were born in Ireland, but Dad kept moving “west” until he ended up halfw…

Mark Branecki was born October 16, 1951 in Chicago, Illinois to parents Ray and Doris who were overjoyed to welcome their first child. When Mark was 7 years old, the family of four, which then included younger sister Debbie, moved to Sunnyvale, California. For many reasons they were all exci…

Tessie Joan Milenewicz passed away in Pacifica, Calif., on Sunday, April 4, 2021. She was 47 years old. She was born on Sunday,

Mary Alexander: “We were put on this earth to help each other.”

Virginia Beatrice (Richardson) Pitts, 87, passed away at home on March 10, 2021. Virginia was born in Bowling Green, Virginia, on Oct. 30, 1933, to Daniel Richardson and Susie (Reynolds) Richardson. Virginia graduated from Union High School in 1952 and later in life continued her education i…

A longtime resident of Pacifica, Calif., she was loved by her family. She is survived by daughter Maria Macreadie, son-in-law Tony Macreadie, son Rafael T. Cruz, daughter-in-law Beth, daughter Antonia Grittner and son-in-law Jake, and son Frank Allen Wiedl; also grandchildren Elisha Moser, J…

Carmel Vivian Payton (Schauer), age 85, died peacefully on Monday, March 22, 2021, in her home in Pacifica, Calif.

Pat Loew, our beloved wife, mother, sister, Nonni, Nani, aunt and friend passed away on March 19, 2021, peacefully, with her family by her side. Pat was born in San Francisco, Calif., in 1942 to Al and Yole Ferrigno. Pat leaves behind her husband, Bill, her cherished partner and companion of…

With profound sadness, we share and mourn the passing of our devoted and immensely loving mother, Eleanor, who passed in Pacifica, Calif., on March 3, 2021.

Jo Ann Zavoral was born on June 21 in Henderson, Iowa, and is preceded in death by her husband, Glen Zavoral Sr., mother Virginia Barkley, father James Blaine Parker, and brother Reginal James Parker. Jo Ann is survived by her daughter Jo-Lynn Ruedas, son Glen Zavoral Jr., and daughter Jacki…

Mari loved art, music, theater, wine-tasting, reading mysteries, playing bocce ball, and spending time with family and friends, especially her grandchildren.

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Mildred “Mikel” Toshiko Hutchinson, 78, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, after a brief illness.

On Jan. 29, 2021, Joyce Callaway Williams Massola passed away peacefully at 9:17 a.m. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Ernie Massola, her younger brother Robert Williams Jr., and her mother and father, Redelle Emily Amos and Robert Bernard Williams Sr. Joyce is survived by he…

Madeline Eda McGoldrick, neé Meda, entered into eternal rest on Jan. 8, 2021, at age 88. She grew up in the Marina District in San Francisco. She was an only child, but she had her cousins, Adrienne and Barbara, to grow up with and they remained as close as sisters throughout their lives. He…

Feb. 19, 1928 – Jan. 11, 2021 Pilar Monroe Schneider — educator, businesswoman, mother of Stanley Schneider, April Schneider Farley, John Schneider and Robert Schneider and grandmother of eight, Sean Meagher, Crystal Meagher, Elle King, Asia Schneider, Alex Schneider and Asia Schneider, died of natural causes in Pacifica, Calif., at the age of 91. She […]

Nile G. Porter was born March 22, 1930, in Watsonville, Calif., raised in Santa Rosa, Calif., served in the U.S. Navy Reserve and resided his adult life in Pacifica, Calif. Nile passed away on Jan. 11, 2021, in San Diego, Calif. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 45 years, Kathleen Duffy Porter (2001) […]

Leander James (Jim) Hall passed away on Jan. 7, 2021. A proud native of San Francisco, Jim was born on Aug. 27, 1943, and attended Lincoln High School. After serving in the U.S. Navy, he met the love of his life, Kathleen McManus, and married in July 1965. Together they raised their five children in […]

Peacefully at home in Pacifica with his family by his side, Javier passed on Jan. 2 at age 69. Dearly beloved husband of Barbara Clark and loving father of Alexander J. and Gabriel A. Clark-Romero, Javier is also survived by many other loving relatives. Private services will be held at a later date. Donations in […]

There is no way to truly describe the full life of Marvin Morganti in this brief obituary. Marvin was a wonderful man who gave of himself unconditionally. He was loved, is missed and will always be cherished. Our “Papa,” as he liked to be called by his grandchildren, was an amazing husband, father, brother, grandfather […]

We said goodbye to Margie Lucille D’India, 87, on Dec. 19, 2020. Margie was born to Valetta and Oliver Borchardt on May 8, 1933, in Chicago, Ill. After a five-year engagement, she married Philip William D’India on Aug. 1, 1953, and together they raised their three children, Cheryl Bolton, Bill D’India and Susan Reed, in […]

Raquel Fuentes Garcia passed away peacefully on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, surrounded by family in Pacifica. Raquel’s greatest loves were her family and cooking. Her recipes and dishes were the highlight of many families for multiple generations who dined at the Acapulco restaurant in Rockaway Beach. Her chalupas, mole poblano and refried beans were legendary. […]

Bonnie Lee Hurwood, age 79, passed away peacefully on Nov. 16, 2020, in Vancouver, Wash., after a decade-long battle with dementia. Born in San Mateo, Calif.,Bonnie received a full-ridescholarship to the San Francisco Conservatory of Music upongraduation from Capuchino High School in 1959. Although she left the Conservatory to get married and start a family, […]

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Ian Anderson Owens, a beautiful, big-brown-eyed angel, was sent to us 46 years ago, but he was unexpectedly taken from us, it’s believed, on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, apparently from a heart attack. “Handsome man” was the pet name given him by his loving mama, Sally Owens, since his birth in San Diego, Calif., in […]

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Mary Rose Favuzzi went peacefully to be with the Lord on Nov. 28, 2020, at the age of 95. Mary Rose was born to Giovanni and Salvatrice (DeSimone) Bartolotta, Aug. 30, 1925, in the Bronx, New York. Mary Rose met her beloved husband, Dominick, on the dance floor, and they were married Sept. 23, 1950. […]

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Jan. 20, 1931 – Dec. 7, 2020 Gerard Pierre Jean Jr. (Gerry) passed away peacefully Dec. 7, 2020, at his home in Pacifica, Calif., surrounded by his loving family. He was born Jan. 20, 1931, in Lewiston, Maine, to Gerard P. and Marguerite (Girardin) Jean. After attending St. Patrick’s Elementary School, he later went on […]

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Kenneth Michael Krause of Pacifica, Calif., passed away unexpectedly at his home of a cardiac-related condition on Nov. 30, 2020, at the age of 73. He is cherished and survived by his loving wife, Judy, of 48 years, and his three children Renee, Christopher and Kevin as well as their spouses. Ken is also remembered […]

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1928 – 2020 Our beautiful mother and grandmother quietly slipped into eternity early Dec. 9, 2020. Born to Portuguese parents in Hawaii, she was raised in Honolulu. She was walking to Mass that “day that will live in infamy” and witnessed firsthand the destruction. She worked summers in order to graduate from Sacred Heart Academy. […]

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Malcolm Conrad McIntire passed away peacefully on Sunday, Nov. 22, surrounded by family at his home in Pacifica. He was 101 years old.  His greatest love, besides his family, was reading. He read many books and periodicals, right up until the last weeks of his life. He enjoyed many topics, but his favorite subjects were […]

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Stewart Cross was born in San Francisco on Dec. 5, 1941. He was the second son of Edwin Curtis Cross and Stephanie Smith Cross. He married Christine Hawkins Cross on Feb. 19, 2002. Stewart was a traveling man. At the age of 6, Stewart’s parents bought a 40-foot sailboat and, along with 8-year-old brother Curtis, […]

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Kindness, dedication, warmth, love and inspiration are just a few words used to describe Patty. She lived her values every day and the world was a better place with her in it.  Patricia (Patty) Anne McNally was born in San Diego, Calif., on March 17, 1951, to loving parents Marie and Peter J. Urrizola. She […]

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1950 – 2020 Joseph Aldo Smith, “Aldo” to his friends, was born in Bedford, Ind., on Aug. 27, 1950. Surrounded by his family, Aldo passed away peacefully at home on Nov. 7, 2020, after a long courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his loving wife, Jill Smith, and stepdaughter Charlotte Russell, his beloved […]

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Jed Louis Avtonomoff died Tuesday morning, June 9, 2020, peacefully, while at home, from natural causes. He was 44 years old. A true California native, Jed grew up near the ocean in Pacifica, Calif., attending Sharp Park School and Terra Nova High School, where he maintained a near-perfect 4.0 GPA. Jed was an avid skateboarder […]

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Longtime Pacifica resident Margaret “Peggy” Edhammer died at her home on Nov. 5, 2020, at the age of 87.    Born in San Francisco to Cyril and Verda Chase, she grew up in the Haight-Ashbury and then in the Outer Sunset. She graduated from Lincoln High School where she made lifelong friends. She loved the […]

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Our family mourns the sudden passing of Joshua Hammons at the young age of 39. Josh was involved in a serious motorcycle accident in Brentwood, Calif., on Oct. 20, and although his initial prognosis for recovery was positive, he did not survive his injuries and left us on Oct. 30. Born on Dec. 15, 1980, […]

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June 29, 1942 – Nov. 4, 2020 Dorothy Stanek (Meyerzove), age 78, passed away peacefully on Nov. 3, 2020, at Mills-Peninsula Medical Center. Dorothy was born on June 29, 1942, in Chicago. She was the eldest child of Adam and Mary (Panek) Stanek and spent many wonderful years in the area. Dorothy married Leland (Lee) […]

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Margie G. Boeldt, born March 22, 1938, passed away on Oct. 22, 2020. She is survived by her children Patricia, Richard, Gloria and Cheryl and her grandchildren, whom she loved dearly, Angela, Kyle and Nathan. She was known for her amazing sense of humor, kindness and generosity and will be truly missed by many.

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Robert Joseph Morrow Aug. 25, 1928 – Aug. 12, 2020 Robert passed peacefully at Avalon Care Center, in Sonora, Calif. Robert (Bob) was born in Tewksbury, Mass., to Mary Morrow. When Bob was 2 he was separated from his mother and placed in a Catholic orphanage. His mother was returned to  Ireland by family members […]

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On July 10, 2020, Shirley Kirkendall passed away at the age of 91 with family by her side in her Pacifica home, where she lived for 52 years. Being a longtime resident of a small town, Shirley was known by most and loved by many. Her willingness to always stop for a chat could make […]

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By Jane Northrop Staff Writer Noel Blincoe, 79, an active member of the Pacifica Open Space and Parkland Committee and other local grassroots organizations over the years to preserve open space and habitat, died due to complications from a fall, said his wife, Frances. “It was Sept. 9, the day we didn’t have the sun,” […]

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Martina Wendy Balen Oct. 3, 1969 – Sept. 8, 2020 With heavy hearts, we announce the unexpected passing of Martina in her home in Pinehurst, Texas. Born in Okinawa to CWO2 William (Bill) and Susanna Balen. She was intelligent, determined, athletic and often stubborn. From an early age, she loved sports. She had a small […]

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Patricia (Patt) Jean Bond Fischer, beloved mother, mother-in-law, sister, and friend, left her earthly burdens behind on Sept. 19, 2020; at the age of 86. Born in Nehawka, Nebraska, Patt graduated from Camdenton High School, Missouri, and earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri in Education. She continued her education by earning a […]

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Leslie Linhares, a resident of South San Francisco passed away peacefully on Sept. 7, 2020, at the age of 90 doing what she loved best, reading a book in her garden.  Leslie was born in San Francisco and raised in Daly City.  She graduated from OPLH ’44 and ICA ’48. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree […]