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Published on April 12th, 2023
Julie Youngquist Fisher
Julie Youngquist Fisher, 92, passed away peacefully at home March 8, surrounded by family in The Villages, Fla.
A graduate of William and Mary in 1953 with a degree in psychology, she ...

Published on April 12th, 2023
Alice Marian Oliver ("Midge") Zischke
Longtime Orinda resident Midge Zischke died at her Rossmoor home on March 13, after 90 wonderful years. She was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Peter Zischke. She is survived by her son Michael, his wife Nadine Sponamore and their daughters Julie and Jessica; ...

Published on March 29th, 2023
Kathryn Adele Zuber
Surrounded by love and her favorite yellow roses, we share in sorrow the passing of Kathy Zuber.
Born in Los Angeles, Kathy attended Dorsey High School where she met Ed Zuber. Kathy ...

Published on March 15th, 2023
James Joseph Putkey
James "Jim" Joseph Putkey was born at home in Richmond, Calif. in 1931, and died peacefully at home in Moraga, Calif. on Feb. 14. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Angela, their three daughters and sons-in-law, Jacqueline and Tony Hill, Joanne and John ...

Published on March 15th, 2023
Gale Gettinger
Gale Gettinger passed away peacefully at home in Orinda on Feb. 15 due to pancreatic cancer.
Gale was born to Helen and George Gettinger in New York and moved to Georgia at age 10. ...

Published on February 15th, 2023
Kevin Barker
Kevin Barker passed away unexpectedly and too soon on Dec. 23, 2022 at 40 years old, after complications from a recent surgery.
The youngest of seven siblings, he was the final child ...

Published on February 15th, 2023
Elsie Anna Rossetto Gallo
Elsie Anna Rossetto Gallo was born and raised in Weed, Calif. (Siskiyou County). After graduating from Weed High School, she attended UC Berkeley and graduated in 1939. She worked part time at Cal and managed to graduate in four years.

Published on February 1st, 2023
Alan Cupples
Alan Cupples of Pleasant Hill, California, passed away at home on Jan. 2, 2023, at the age of 83. Longtime resident of Orinda, born Sept. 27, 1939 in St. Louis, Missouri, Alan was the son of Jack and Hazel Cupples. Alan graduated from University City High School and ...

Published on January 18th, 2023
Ruth Cartwright
Ruth Cartwright was born on Nov. 23, 1959 in Richmond, California and graduated from Pinole High School. She held a number of jobs before she joined Safeway in 1992 and was very active in her church: Saint Joseph in Pinole. She died suddenly on Oct. 15, 2022.

Published on January 4th, 2023
William D. Wright
William Dale Wright took his final flight home on Dec. 9, 2022, after a sudden and short battle with a complex staph infection.
He is survived by his beloved wife Marilyn (Simpson) and ...

Published on December 7th, 2022
Marsha Healey Robinson
Marsha Healey Robinson, beloved sister, mother and grandmother passed away peacefully on Oct. 2, 2022. Marsha was born in San Francisco on Jan. 13, 1938 to Margaret and Harry Healey of San Mateo. Marsha graduated from San Mateo High School and then earned a teaching ...

Published on November 23rd, 2022
Stephen Soule Arnon
Dr. Stephen Soulé Arnon of Orinda died peacefully in his sleep on Aug. 17, at age 75, while on a hiking trip with longtime friends in Wyoming. A brilliant scientist and pioneer in infectious disease research, he spent his entire 45-year career as head of the Infant ...

Published on November 23rd, 2022
Leonard Oliver Walde, Jr.
Leonard Oliver Walde, Jr., born May 13, 1931, the beloved husband of Mary Jane Walde, passed away peacefully in his home in Rancho Mirage, California Nov. 13, 2022. He was the loving father of his only son, Mark Leonard Walde, and his granddaughters Amanda Kaye ...

Published on November 9th, 2022
Cedric Terry Brady (Ric)
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Cedric Terry Brady (Ric), a 46-year resident of Orinda. Eight weeks ago, he was diagnosed with Glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer. We feel blessed that before he passed he was able to celebrate his 80th birthday ...

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