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Published on August 17th, 2022
John William Creech, Jr.
The Life of John W. Creech Jr.
John William Creech, Jr. was born Feb. 16, 1929 and died after 93 years on July 12, 2022.

Published on August 17th, 2022
Ann Stearns Ramseyer Kapelke
Ann Stearns Ramseyer Kapelke died of Alzheimer's disease at the age of 87 in Moraga, California on July 13.
Ann was born at home in Prineville, Oregon on March 13, 1935, the youngest of ...

Published on August 3rd, 2022
William Cooper
On June 4, 2022, Bill Cooper peacefully passed away at the age of 97. He was born May 8, 1925 in Alameda to William and Evelyn Cooper. He became a member of Boy Scout Troop 9 and attained the rank of Eagle Scout. He attended Alameda High and was elected head yell ...

Published on July 6th, 2022
Carol Gamble
Carol Gamble, a longtime resident of Moraga, died peacefully on May 15, 2022, due to Alzheimer's. Carol and her husband, Ted, were married 56 years and raised their two daughters in Moraga.

Published on July 6th, 2022
Paul Conescu
Paul Conescu, of Moraga, died June 11, 2022, ...

Published on June 22nd, 2022
Maureen Hession
Maureen Hession passed away peacefully at home on June 8. A resident of Lafayette since 1978, she grew up in Cappamore, County Limerick, Ireland. Born on June 6, 1931, to Anne and William Ryan, she was the oldest of her siblings Nellie, Nan, Michael and Phyllis.

Published on May 25th, 2022
Bonnie Willes McNamara
Bonnie Willes McNamara was born in 1943 to Edith Burlington Willes, a longtime Lafayette school teacher, and Weldon "Bill" Willes, a professional golfer turned businessman. Bonnie died on Nov. 17, 2021 after a long illness.

Published on May 11th, 2022
James Arthur Field
Jim Field, or Cowboy Jimmy as he was known to many, lived a vibrant and rich life. Brimming with creativity, graciousness and a deep love for his family and friends until he left this world for lush pastures elsewhere.

Published on May 11th, 2022
Charles George "Pete" Sonne
Charles George Sonne, much better known as Pete, of Orinda, California, left us on May 1, 2022 at the age of 83, after a lifetime of making friends everywhere, filling the room with funny one-liners, playing a prank or two on his friends and family, and working hard in ...

Published on May 11th, 2022
Chester Jung
Chester Jung died of multiple organ failure ...

Published on April 27th, 2022
Robert Leon Mills, Orinda
Longtime Orinda resident, Robert (Bob) Mills, died on Feb. 24, after battling numerous medical problems. He is survived by Carolyn, his wife of 53 years. The son of Doris and Leon Mills, Bob was born in Berkeley, Calif., and graduated from Hayward High in 1956. He ...

Published on April 27th, 2022
Eleanor Farr Clark
Eleanor was born to Sarah "Peg" Messerer Farr and Cecil Parker Farr on Dec. 18, 1938, in San Francisco, Calif. She passed away on March 14, 2022.
Eleanor's early life was impacted by ...

Published on March 30th, 2022
Barbara June (Rivers) Novogradac
Mother, wife, friend, real estate entrepreneur, financial executive, and longtime Orinda resident Barbara June (Rivers) Novogradac, 61, passed away on Wednesday, March 16, 2022, after a formidable battle with cancer.

Published on March 30th, 2022
Harrold Jones Rust Jr.
Following a week surrounded by hymns and prayers from his family, Harrold Jones Rust, Jr., passed away peacefully at home in Moraga and into the Lord's embrace on Jan. 8. Harrold, known as "Rusty" by all who knew him well, was born in Saginaw, Michigan to Harrold ...

Published on March 2nd, 2022
Rose Lee Tom
Rose Lee Tom, a longtime resident of Moraga, California, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2022 in Gilroy, California from problems due to heart and kidney failure. She was 94 years old.

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