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Published on January 5th, 2022
Stephen Thomas Herrin
Born April 13, 1946 in Fort Bragg, N.C. and passed away on Dec. 25, 2021 with family by his side in Corte Madera, Calif. Stephen Thomas Herrin, an Orinda resident for 41 years, was a loving and caring man who always put his family first. He loved running and ran over ...

Published on December 8th, 2021
Marilyn Smith Van Stralen
Marilyn Smith Van Stralen, born August 14, 1933, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away at the age 88 on Nov. 13 in Moraga, California.
Marilyn's beauty and sophistication ...

Published on November 10th, 2021
Linda Marie Borrelli
Linda Marie Borrelli, 82, a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother passed away Tuesday, Nov. 2. She was born on Sept. 15, 1939 in Bakersfield, Calif., the daughter of Lois and Leslie Heath. Funeral mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10 at St Monica's ...

Published on October 13th, 2021
Elizabeth "Betty" (Frazier) Karplus
Elizabeth "Betty" (Frazier) Karplus passed away at home on Sept. 22, aged 96. Born on March 22, 1925 in Burlington, Vermont, Betty and her family moved to Connecticut where she grew up. She worked as a welder for Yale & Towne during WWII to fund her bachelor's degree ...

Published on September 29th, 2021
Fred Herkenhoff
Fred Herkenhoff, internationally renowned geophysicist and beloved father and spouse, passed away on Sept. 8, 2021 while surrounded by his family. Fred is survived by his wife Linda, five sons, four grandchildren and one sister.

Published on September 15th, 2021
Terry Towers Witharm
Terry Towers Witharm, born June 29, 1936 passed away Sept. 4, surrounded in love from his family. While Terry's wife, Nancy, met the Lord in 1989 Terry learned to keep living life, setting a magnificent example for others. Terry is survived by his sister Lilla Strauch, ...

Published on July 7th, 2021
Diane Weidel Steuber
The flag has been lowered for Diane Weidel Steuber, who left us just short of her Fourth of July birthday. After being in declining health for two years, Diane died peacefully at home on June 24 surrounded by her loving husband Hal and her children.

Published on July 7th, 2021
Honoring Larry Swindell, July 16
The family of Larry Swindell has set a memorial service to honor his life at 2 p.m., Friday, July 16, at Moraga Valley Presbyterian Church, 10 Moraga Valley Lane, Moraga.
Larry Nolan ...

Published on July 7th, 2021
Janet Louise Emmerich
Janet "Jan" Emmerich, loving wife, mother, sister, grandma ("Ma"), great grandma and friend passed away at the age of 88 peacefully in her home with her family by her side. She leaves behind her sister, Joan (Fred), and her children, Joan (Kevin), Paula (David), Mary ...

Published on June 9th, 2021
Michael Fraser Madden
Mike Madden passed away after a long and courageous battle with lung cancer. A beloved husband, father, stepfather, and grandfather, he will be dearly missed.
Born in Omaha, ...

Published on May 26th, 2021
William E. Boyd
On March 30, 2021, William E. Boyd, loving husband and father, passed away at the age of 98.
Bill was born in Auxvasse, Missouri, to Frank and Ruth Bailey Boyd, whose families ...

Published on May 12th 2021
Bonnie Lafaye Hoydal
Bonnie Lafaye Hoydal of Snoqualmie, Washington, loving mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away Saturday, April 17, 2021 in Issaquah. She was 90.
Bonnie was ...

Published on May 12th 2021
Mary Elizabeth Tierney
Mary Elizabeth Tierney, 80, passed away peacefully on March 21, only 39 days after the passing of her beloved husband, Dennis. Born in Poughkeepsie, New York to John and Violet Mahoney she was the second youngest of six. Mary and Dennis met at the local college bar ...

Published on May 12th 2021
John E. Carey, Jr.
Friends and family remember John Carey as larger than life. He was hard to miss in a room-thanks to both his towering stature and his reverberating presence. True to his Irish heritage, John possessed the "gift of gab," known for his wild stories, incisive wit, and ...

Published on April 28th, 2021
Ronald Sylvio Ertola
Ron Ertola was born in North Beach, San Francisco to Sylvio and Bruna Ertola. He graduated from Galileo High School, where he was an All City Basketball and Baseball Athlete. He was inducted into the Galileo Athletic Hall of Fame. He was awarded a dual scholarship ...

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