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Lynne was born September 13, 1947 in Albany New York to Jack and Marcia Meyers. She was the oldest of their three children, which included her brother Joseph and sister Carol. Lynne graduated from the College of Saint Rose, Albany NY, in 1969 with a B.A. in English. She later obtained a Certificate in Paralegal Services from St. Mary’s College in Moraga CA.
Lynne married John D. Stein on August 11, 1968. Three years later, in l971, they moved to Livermore, CA with their daughter Steffi. Lynne quickly became involved in community service and activities. She worked at the Livermore Public Library as Assistant Librarian, and participated in the League of Women Voters, including serving on its Board of Directors.
Luella Deane (Pifer) Chapman went home to the Lord on May 11, 2016. Born May 1928 in Cifton, Colorado, Luella proudly served our country in the U.S. Air Force as a Flight Nurse during the Korean War. It was during this service that she met her husband of 56 years, William Chapman. They stayed in California after their service and built their forever home in Pleasanton in 1963.
Luella was preceded in death by her sister, two brothers and her husband. She is survived by her five children, William Jr., Ross, Debra, Lloyd, and Robert, eleven grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. Luella was deeply loved and will be dearly missed.
Mark Steven Stromberg, 59, of Copperopolis, passed away April 3, 2016 at his home. A 1974 graduate of Livermore High School, he served in the US Navy from 1975-1978. A native of Livermore, he moved to Copperopolis in 2012.
He is survived by his children, Ted, Michael, and Kristina, and siblings, Susan, Kirk, and Kent. He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert Theodore and Marjorie Ann Stromberg.
Joe Esquibel, resident of Livermore was born on September 21, 1931 and passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at the age of 84. Joe was previously employed by Western Pacific Railroad, Oakland Scavengers and retired from Waste Management. Joe’s greatest passion was his family. He enjoyed his trucks, dogs, and music. In his younger years, his hobbies were playing his guitar and dirt bike riding.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Odelia in 2012. He is survived by his sisters: Lucy Walker (Chuck) and Stella Montez (Bob) and his children: Anthony Esquibel (Audrey), Joann Frick (Mike), Sandy Basso (Ron), Diane Gandolfo (John), Debra Schmitt (Mick) and grandchildren: Barbara Dudgeon (Steve), Beverly Gandolfo, Jamie Yatchmenoff (Travis), Amanda Jackson (John), Holly Mullikin (Justin), Joe Gandolfo (Krista), Jacob Frick (Mackenzie), Ramsey Schmitt, Molly Gandolfo, Mickele Schmitt and 11 great grandchildren: Wesley and Delaney Dudgeon, Ryan, Alyssa, Jacob Waylon Jackson, Olivia and Emmy Mullikin, and Kailey, Kandence, John & Kennedy Gandolfo.
Livermore High School is celebrating the life and career of Social Studies teacher Michael Helton this Saturday, May 21st. The service will be held in the library. Please join us in honoring a much loved Livermore teacher.
Resident of Livermore
Robert "Bob" Feliciano, died May 4, 2016, in Livermore, California. He passed peacefully due to natural causes. He was born in Monterey on April 21, 1931. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Peggy Feliciano (formerly Mason), his brother Gary Feliciano of Pacific Grove, his sons, James Feliciano and Gerald Feliciano, his daughters-in-law, Gloria Feliciano and Lori Feliciano, as well as three grandsons, Kevin Feliciano, Brian Feliciano, and Trevor Feliciano.
James (Jimmy) Noel Anglin, at the age of 81, passed away on May 4th, 2016 with his wife, Linda, at his bedside after a long battle with Alzheimer's.
Jimmy was born February 17th, 1935 in England, Arkansas. He is survived by Linda, his wife of 20 years, his son Steve (Ann), his daughters Glenda Williamson (Jack) and Brenda Dobson (Robin); his step-children Denise Alamillo (Anthony) and George Brooks; 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Vince and Vera Anglin, his first wife: Joann, his son Dennis, his brothers Joe and Gene, and sisters Raytha and Anna.
Walter “Walt” Perry, age 74, died Wednesday, April 20, 2016 in Livermore, CA after a long illness.
Walt is survived by his wife of 52 years, Carol Anne (Savoie) Perry; his devoted daughter Shannon (Perry) Thomas; granddaughters Justynne and Jayden; and numerous friends and colleagues.
Joyce Ann Pernus, 73, a former Pleasanton resident, passed away on February 1, 2016. She retired from the Livermore City Clerk’s Office prior to moving to Louisville, Kentucky.
Joyce was born on July 1, 1942, in San Francisco, California to the late Henry and Mildred (Vickery) Barone. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Joel Pernus, three daughters, and three grandchildren.
Marion Amelia Alexander, 85, a lifelong Livermore resident passed Tuesday, April 19, 2016, in the comfort of her family home.Born March 19, 1931 to the late Jesse and Amelia Rasmussen.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 60 years Charles Alexander, Sister Dorothy Ricketts and Nephew Dennis Ricketts.She is survived by son Paul Alexander, daughter Dorothy Soda, nephew Rick Ricketts, grandchildren Laurel Akman, Amelia Riveira and Tiffany Soda. She is also survived by 8 great grandchildren.
Michael Martin or “Big Mike” to his old friends, passed away peacefully at his residence in Galt, California on Wednesday, March 23, 2016, after a long, hard fought battle with Obstructive Renal Failure. He was 79 years old.
Michael was born in Pleasanton, California on August 6, 1936, in a place called “the hole," familiar only to early immigrants looking for a new start in the USA. He was the son of Mexican immigrants Flaviano and Guadalupe Martin who raised him to be as American as apple pie with a little jalapeño for spice. He was the second oldest of a large family of all boys; Joseph (deceased), Ernest (deceased), Rudy, Freddy, and Rene’.
Today we celebrate a life well lived at 103. Alta Jesse Wood Collier passed away May 1, 2016.
She was loved by daughter, June, Collier Turchino, son-in-law, Lou Turchino; grandchildren, Keith Collier (Beth), LaVonne Collier (Larry), Matthew Collier (Susan), Libby Collier (Todd), Cindy Turchino, Michelle Turchino Swinkels (Dan); 19 loving great grandchildren, Mikayla, Jessica, Nicole, Jason, Michelle, Kristy, Lucas, Dylan, Beth, Ben, Sara, Jacob, Tracy, Michael, Lisa, Zach, David, James, Nicole and many more great, great grandchildren, as well as many loving friends and long time neighbors.
Marietta Brabec, a former longtime resident of Livermore, passed away from cancer on May 8, 2016. She resided in Discovery Bay, California, at the time of her death. She was born in Kansas on May 4, 1930 to Casper and Irene Schnittker. She attended school in St. Leo and in Wichita, Kansas, and graduated from St. Rose Nursing School, Great Bend, Kansas, in 1951.
Marietta joined the US Air Force in 1952 where she served as a nurse and held the rank of 2nd Lieutenant . She met her husband, Gail Brabec, while both were stationed at Fairchild Air Force Base, Spokane, Washington. They were married for 62+ years, having married in 1953. After living in Spokane, following the births of their four children they moved to Livermore, California in 1961 where they raised their family and Marietta worked as a nurse. She was employed at the Livermore Veteran’s Hospital before working at Valley Memorial Hospital in Livermore for many years. Marietta & Gail lived in Sonora, California during the late 1980s to 1990s. Marietta’s caring and compassionate nature made her a perfect home health care and hospice nurse during those years. After retiring from a 50 year career in nursing, Marietta & Gail moved to Discovery Bay in 1999.
Frances Lynn Block, 67, of Livermore, passed away May 1, 2016 in her home surrounded by her family.
Funeral service will be held at Callaghans Funeral Home on May 14, 2016 at 1:00. Reception will follow at The Barn off Pacific Avenue.
Robin Hendrix of Livermore, a retired 911 dispatcher for the Milpitas Police Department, passed away suddenly on April 9, 2016. Robin was born on January 29, 1954 in St. Albans, New York to Robert and Connie Pfirmann of Manteca, CA.
In addition to both her parents, she is survived by her adoring husband, David; sons Chad , Chase, and Christopher; and beloved grandchildren, Isabella and Vincent Hendrix. She'll be remembered forever by her loving family and close friends.
Resident of Pleasanton
Lillian Lusignan Guesnon was born in Oakland, California. She attended Saint Michael’s Elementary School in Livermore and graduated from Livermore High School in 1959. She was married in 1963.
Resident of Livermore
Jan Remitz passed away peacefully on April 24, 2016 at the age of 71.
Evelyn Elisabeth Meyer, 54, passed away peacefully at Valley Care Medical Center in Pleasanton, California on the morning of April 12, 2016.
Evelyn was born on May 5, 1961 in Peterborough, Australia to Ruth and Wolfgang A.O. Meyer. She was ten years old when she moved to Livermore, California with her family where she spent the remainder of her youth. The Bay Area was Evelyn’s home for much of her adult life where she primarily worked in the food service industry and outreach programs.
Shirley Jean Lawson, 81, passed away May 2, 2016 with her husband of 62 years and her surviving children by her side.
She was preceded in death by her son Richard Lawson, her granddaughter Michelle Lawson and son Stuart Lawson. She will be greatly missed.
Cathy Groth passed away on the afternoon of April 24, 2016. Her youngest daughter and her husband were at her bedside at the time of passing. Cathy fought very hard trying to beat Metastatic Stage IV breast cancer. She left us much too early and she will be dearly missed by her family all the people she knew and loved.
Cathy Carpenter was born on March 9, 1961 in San Luis Obispo, CA to Bill and Gail Carpenter. Bill passed away in 2005 and Gail in 2008. Cathy spent her childhood years in New Hampshire, Guam, before finally settling in Livermore in 1972 when her dad Bill landed a job with Lockheed Missiles and Space Corporation.