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Published on August 30th, 2023
Nancy K. Rogers
Longtime Lafayette resident Nancy Rogers passed away on May 28, 2023. She faced a number of chronic health issues, but her death was sudden and unexpected. Nancy is survived by her children, Megan and Eric, as well as siblings, cousins, nieces and nephews. She was ...

Published on August 30th, 2023
Nancy Taylor Chenoweth
Nancy Taylor Chenoweth, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, friend, and garden enthusiast, passed away on Aug. 13, at age 87.
Nancy Ellen Taylor was born in Effingham, Illinois ...

Published on August 16th, 2023
Jan Ruzicka
Jan Ruzicka passed away on July 17, 2023, in the John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek after a long and very difficult illness. Ruzicka was married for 51 years to his wife, Bohuslava (Slavka) Ruzicka, and is also survived by his sisters, Eva Kaplan in Lexington, Kentucky ...

Published on August 2nd, 2023
Thomas Mac Preston
Tom Preston passed away at a Fitness retreat in Utah, doing what he loved . exercising to the max.
A Moraga resident, Tom was married to Bobbie Preston for 26 great years, her ...

Published on August 2nd, 2023
Violet Mei Chen Ann Yeager
Violet Mei Chen Ann Yeager was born on Feb. 27, 2014 in Jiyuan, China and died peacefully at home on July 14, 2023 in Orinda, California. She is survived by her parents Ryan and Shauna Yeager, brother Emmett Yeager, her grand/godmothers Jeanne "Nie Nie" Yeager of ...

Published on July 5th, 2023
Angie Seitz
With heavy hearts we announce the death of Angela Seitz, 54, who departed this world peacefully on June 9, 2023, at her home in Moraga, California, surrounded by her family.
Angie ...

Published on June 7th, 2023
Gerald E. Picolla
Gerald Picolla passed away on Memorial Day, 2023. Jerry was a resident of Moraga for 53 years. Jerry grew up in San Leandro as a huge sports fan, a trait he shared with his son and grandsons, and he competed in doubles roller skating throughout high school. After high ...

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 ...

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