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Stephen Roy Holbrook
Stephen Roy Holbrook of Moraga, Calif., beloved husband of Libby and father of Bryan, passed away Aug. 12 from pneumonia. He was 68. Despite early health issues including contracting polio at age 4 resulting in lasting mobility and lung effects, he earned his ...

George Anderson Talbot
Former resident of Orinda and Moraga, born in Oakland, Calif., to William J. Talbot and Marie Andersen Talbot, brother of William J. Talbot, Jr., George Anderson Talbot passed away on Sept. 8. He is survived by three sons, Pete (Debbie), Rick (Carol Devincenzi) and Al ...

Walter Earle Cunha
Goodbye Walter Earle Cunha: music man, military man, family man, businessman, and gentleman. You lightened the hearts of many throughout your life, which spanned nearly 97 years until you exited the stage. Son of Ella Mae McGovern and Walter Charles, younger brother ...

Carolyn Bowman Wolf
Carolyn Bowman Wolf passed away Thursday, Aug. 17, her 65th birthday, at her home in Lafayette, California following a 4-year back-and-forth battle with cancer.
Born Carolyn June ...

Bee Laird Hylinski (Bee Kendall)
A memorial service will be held for Belinda "Bee" Laird Hylinski at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26 at St. Stephens Church in Orinda. She was known to Moraga residents as Bee Kendall when she served on the town council alongside Margaret DePriester. She moved to Rossmoor ...

Ron Olowin, Ph.D.
Longtime Saint Mary's College School of Science professor and astrophysicist Ron Olowin passed away Aug. 5 after a yearlong illness. He was 72. Olowin began teaching at SMC in 1987 and "devoted his life to understanding the cosmos, drawing star-strewn connections ...

David Pierce
Forever optimistic were words David Pierce applied to every facet of his life. In matters of health, he had battled cancer twice before and triumphed, but despite his indomitable spirit, that third occurrence refused to retreat. Appreciating the extra years he was ...

Jill Dewey Duckworth
Jill Dewey Duckworth, age 88, passed away peacefully at her home in Winchester, Ore., on May 30, 2017. Jill was a native of Toronto, Canada and a longtime resident of Orinda where she was in real estate sales for many years. She is survived by her daughters, Suki Dewey ...

Community mourns Miler Gloor Magrath, longtime Lafayette business owner
Miler Gloor Magrath, who for over 40 years ...By John T. Miller

Nancy Taber Moore
Nancy Taber Moore passed away peacefully on June 7 at the age of 99.
Nancy was born on Sept. 19, 1917 in Winters, California to Percy and Nancy Taber. Nancy was raised in Berkeley, ...

Karen David Ross
Karen David Ross was born Karen David Resnick on October 21, 1942, in Rockford, Illinois. Her parents were Rose David of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada and Jerry Resnick of Chicago, Illinois. Karen is survived by her husband, Dr. Joel C. Ross and her three sons, Kevin ...

Michaela (Caela) A. Brown
On May 15, our beloved Caela, as she was known, passed from this life to the next. At her side were daughters Megan and Jordan, twin sister Lydia Phillips and niece Rachel Phillips. She was also survived by Megan and Jordan's father Dave Brown, their aunt Laurie Brown ...

Louise Hansen
Louise Hansen, age 86, passed away quietly on Chinese New Year (January 28, 2017) due to cancer.
She retired in 2016 after 36 years as a writing aide at Joaquin Moraga Intermediate ...

Diane Katzman
Diane Katzman passed away peacefully surrounded by family on May 10.
Diane loved quaint places and beautiful things, but there is nothing in this world that made her happier than seeing ...

V. Eugene Garbarino
Bay Area resident, Dr. Victor Eugene Garbarino, 90, died peacefully on March 28, 2017 at his home in Orinda, California.
After serving in the Army during WWII, he came home and put ...

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