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Orinda marks passing of former mayor with moment of silence
Former Orinda Mayor Gregg Wheatland died Sunday, Dec. 17, after a brief illness. His passing was marked by the City Council with a moment of silence in his honor at the conclusion of its Dec. 19 meeting.
By Sora O'Doherty

Frank Broad
At age 98, Frank passed away peacefully. He lived a very full life: husband to Dorothy for 71 years, father to seven children, grandfather and great-grandfather, and officer in WWII. He and Dorothy lived in Moraga for 32 years. After retiring in 2001, they moved to ...

Carl Joseph Weber
Orinda resident, Carl Joseph Weber passed away peacefully on October 19, 2017 surrounded by his family. He touched the lives of many with his dedication and commitment to serving, welcoming others and by his easy style of communication. He was a wealth of knowledge ...

Prudence "Prudy" Mary Mack
Prudence "Prudy" Mary Mack, 70, of Pleasant Hill, died too early in life at 10:44 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 in her son's home after a sudden bout of aggressive cancer. Prudy died peacefully in the arms of her son, Thomas Mack, and daughter-in-law Edy Hayashi-Mack. ...

Mary Riggle
Mary Riggle died peacefully Nov. 5 at 94 after a long full life.
Mary met her first husband, Capt. Ed Crane at an officers' dance in Richmond during the war. Soon after, he was in a ...

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

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