Bill passed away after a brief illness at ValleyCare Hospital surrounded by his family. He worked for Safeway Stores for 42 years and spent his early retirement shuttling customers for Groth Bros. Chevrolet.

Heaven gained a new angel. Catherine passed away at home on Oct. 23, surrounded by her loving family.

Thomas William (Tom) Heineman passed away peacefully at home on Nov. 5, 2019, at the age of 77. He was born on April 18, 1942, in Des Moines, Iowa. He lived in Livermore, Calif., with Patricia (Pat) his wife of 54 years. Tom will be remembered as a remarkable man with a generous spirit and m…

On Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, Joseph Michael DiGiallonardo passed away at the age of 57. Joe was born on Nov. 2, 1961, in Denver, Colo.

Early on the morning of Oct. 31, 2019, Rosemarie Banda Adams took her last breath in the comfort of her home. Born July 31, 1965, in Calexico, Calif., she spent most of her adult life in the Bay Area and earned a degree in Criminal Justice from Cal State East Bay.

Dr. Eldon Ray McClure (Ray) passed away on Aug. 27, 2019, in Livermore, Calif., at age 85 of natural causes. He was preceded by his first wife, Amelia Lillian McClure (Cesar) of Livermore (originally Juneau, Alaska); his second wife Cathy McClure (Shumate); brothers Col. Edwin B. Laub, W. Ne…

Ruth Mros, 86, of Livermore, died peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2019. Born in Rhode Island, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Rose (Wood) Partridge. She was predeceased by her husband Daniel, sister Grace (Partridge) Seccareccia, brother Walter, and niece Nancy Lenihan.

Born in Albany, Calif., on Aug. 8, 1949, Robert Frank Lindquist, Jr. lived most of his life in Livermore, Calif. After graduating from Granada High School, class of 1967, he attended University of Washington earning his degree in Microbiology. Upon graduation Rob joined the Navy serving as a…

MaryAnn Nilsen, 87, of Terryville, N.Y., passed away peacefully in her sleep, on the morning of Oct. 29, after an ongoing illness. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Francis and Margaret O’Sullivan.

I have such gratitude for the full life I had for 78 years before succumbing to cancer of the pancreas on Oct. 31, 2019.

Dr. Ron Freeman passed away peacefully on Oct. 25, 2019, with his wife, Lisa, and his four loving children at his side.

Berniece Holt Via, loving mother and grandmother, passed away last week at Kaiser Hospital, Walnut Creek. Surviving are her sister, brother-in-law, daughter-in-law and four grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, son, a granddaughter, and two sisters.

Elaine “Cookie” Audrey Rey Kendro, 78, died on Oct. 3, 2019.

On Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, Barbara Ann Carter passed away at age 83. She will forever be remembered by Bill, her husband of 64 years, sons Rick and Randy, daughters-in-law Lana and Sherese, grandchildren Melissa, Michelle, Ben, Emelise and Isaac, great-granddaughter Taylor, and her incredibl…

Kimberly Ann-Marrine McCole was born to (Cornelius) Michael and Kathleen McCole at Samuel Merritt Hospital in Oakland, Calif., on May 8, 1957.

Frank Richard Shenave, age 76, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, at the Veterans Hospital in Palo Alto. He was born Sept. 19, 1943, in Livermore, to Frank and Rose Shenave. A Pleasanton native, Frank married his high school sweetheart Jackie Nelson.

Joane Westermark passed away peacefully, after a courageous battle against cancer, on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, surrounded by her loving family.

Mary L. Wallace passed away peacefully on Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, surrounded by her family. She was 83.

Louise Purcell-Wirts passed away on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, at Alive Hospice Center in Nashville, Tenn. She passed peacefully of neurological decline following a fall.

Dwight Edward Soria passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 20, 2019, from a heart attack at home in Tracy. He was born on Aug. 15, 1943, in Hayward, Calif., to Cipriano and Ruby Soria. He grew up in Livermore, attending Junction Avenue School for grade school, then graduating from Livermore High S…

Nancy passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by family after a courageous 3-year battle with cancer.

Mark A. Dierking, 62, died suddenly on October 19, 2019. Mark was born on June 6, 1957 in Castro Valley, Calif., to Lola and Ray Dierking. Mark grew up in Oakland, Calif., and married his wife, Elizabeth, at St. Michael Church in 1979. Mark and Elizabeth raised their three children in Liverm…

Harry R. Sheppard, a longtime resident of Pleasanton, passed away at home surrounded by family on Oct. 19, 2019. He was 82 years old. Harry is survived by his wife Joanne; son Scott (Samantha); grandchildren Dylan and Shane Sheppard, Justin Burns, and Ashley and Ronnie Recore; niece SueAnn S…

A longtime Livermore resident and respected employee at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Joseph Podrasky died on September 7, 2019, at the age of 90.

Dr. Raymond “Buck” Young, an innovative veterinarian at the Oakland Zoo who later served Pleasanton pets and their owners for 20 years in private practice, died October 5, 2019, at the age of 95. He was married 72 years to the love of his life, Willa.

Patrick Allen, 24, died Wednesday evening, October 16, 2019, at home, surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous battle with brain cancer.

Deborah Aline Viale was born on August 27, 1955, in San Francisco. The family moved to Livermore her senior year of high school, but she commuted to San Francisco to get her diploma from Balboa High School. Debbie went to beauty college and received her cosmetologist license; her passion was…

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Joe Malia, age 93, died Thursday morning, Aug. 19, 2019, at his residence, on his wife Edith’s birthday. Married for 71 years, the loving couple are now reunited in Heaven celebrating her 92nd birthday.

On Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, Oscar Castillo Fermin, a longtime resident of Livermore, passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 63. Diagnosed in 2016, Oscar fought a long and brave battle with cancer during the last four years of his life.

Dr. Raymond “Buck” Young, an innovative veterinarian at the Oakland Zoo who later served Pleasanton pets and their owners for 20 years in private practice, died October 5, 2019, at the age of 95. He was married 72 years to the love of his life, Willa.

Norman Andrew Bonner passed away after a very short illness following a stroke on March 27, 2019, at the age of 98 at Sunshine Villa in Santa Cruz.

Hildegarde Kang was an adventurer, scholar, musician and teacher. Born in Oakland, Calif., she was raised by her grandmother after her parents passed away in her youth. A graduate of Oakland Tech, Hildi attended Cal-Berkeley, majoring in English. While in college, Hildi attended First Presby…

Richard Ward Sarrica passed away on July 30, 2019, at his home in Livermore, Calif.

Patsy Ann Lund passed away on July 6, 2019, surrounded by family after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Throughout the years, she has touched the lives of many with her leadership and optimism. Patsy was the rock of her family and many others.

Harold Winn, 84, of Livermore, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, at Valley Memorial Hospital in Pleasanton. Harold was born on a farm to Roy and Emily Winn of Fort Morgan, Colo.

Longtime Pleasanton resident, Louis “Rusty” Hewitson, died at age 75 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Funeral and burial services will be held in San Diego where he resided. There will be a memorial mass at St. Augustine Church, Pleasanton, on Friday, Nov. 8, at 11 a.m.

John David Stevens (known to all as David), 76, died on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, in Fairfield, Calif.

On Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, Gary Andrew "Drew" Hargiss of Livermore passed away peacefully at the young age of 73 while at the VA hospital in Palo Alto. Diagnosed in 2017, he fought a long and hard battle with cancer due to Agent Orange. Drew was born on July 21, 1946, to Gerald and Lavinia (…

Joseph delucenay Balser, age 77, passed away on Monday, May 27, 2019, surrounded by his loving family and grandchildren. He was born on March 29, 1942, in Hudson, Mich., to Ernest and Mary Josephine Balser. He attended Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis., before moving to Livermore where…

Virginia Mae Freie, 83, of Livermore died on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, at New Haven Central Care Home in Livermore, from Alzheimer’s.

Roberto Balbago Martinez – 49er faithful, trusted advisor and avid traveler – passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019.

On Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, Donna Elaine Leggett Momb passed away peacefully at the age of 93.

Joshua Jonathan Gatkin Sr. passed away on Sunday, Aug. 25, after a valiant and brave fight against cancer. He dedicated his life to helping others. He was loved and respected, and he touched every life that came across his path.

Margaret passed away peacefully on Sept. 10, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Pat Stillman loved Sunol. As a cofounder of Save Our Sunol, she fought to keep the town and Kilkare Canyon rural. Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park owes its existence to Pat’s efforts. She spearheaded the movement that protected the hills from a 2,640-home development and kept them open space. …

Robert (Bob) Freis passed away peacefully on Sept. 3, 2019, at age 87.

Kathleen Mae Shay, 85, was born on Sept. 24, 1934, in Rushville, Neb., and passed away in Livermore, Calif., surrounded by her loving family and husband of 65 years, Harry.

It is with deepest sorrow that we announce that Joseph Edward Lennier passed away from a brain aneurysm on Sept. 3, 2019, while in the hospital in Mission Viejo, Calif.

Harold Rucker, an 18-year resident of Livermore, died on Sept. 3, 2019, as a result of an aortic aneurism. He leaves his wife of 40 years, Roberta McReynolds; three children: Kathryn Rucker, Harold Rucker, Jr., and Karen Alvarez; two adopted daughters: Terri Diaz and Kim Smith; nine grandchi…

On Sunday, Sept. 8, Keith Charles Peeso, devoted husband and father of three, passed away at the age of 51.

“I love my life.” Those are words said by Ed Faustina of Pleasanton just days before suffering from a heart attack and passing on August 4, 2019. Ed was celebrating his 72nd birthday.

Gene Taylor, a remarkable, bright, gentle, funny, loving man passed away on Sunday, August 18 at his home in Pleasanton. He had been lovingly cared for by his wife, Penny, and the rest of his family. He also received excellent and compassionate care from his professional caregivers and his K…

Flora Horne, 91, passed away peacefully at home in Livermore, Calif., surrounded by her loving family. Flora will be dearly missed by many.

Gene Maestas, longtime Livermore resident, passed away unexpectedly on September 5, 2019.

Elizabeth Blanche Greist shuffled off her mortal coil in the early morning hours of August 23, 2019, moving on to the next Great Adventure, doubtless with the same zest and curiosity that defined her life on Earth. Open-hearted and open-minded, Liz was never one to say “no,” or turn down an …

Marie Theresa Loustau passed unexpectedly but peacefully on August 25, 2019. She was born on September 22, 1936 in Dublin, Ireland.

Andy was the youngest last surviving member of his immediate family. He was preceded in death by his parents Julia and Claude Smith Jr., brother Ivan, and sisters Emily and Leanne.

Frank J. Mailho Jr. passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2019, at age 90 in Livermore, where he resided for the last 12 years with family.

Commander Roy S. Cornwell, 96, departed on his final mission on June 15.

Neal Hunt, my love, my husband and best friend, went home to be with the lord on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019.

Frank Joseph Linhart Jr. passed away on Sunday, August 11, 2019.

Jack Norman Renaud, 68, passed away peacefully at home in Emmett, Idaho. He was a resident of Emmett, Idaho, and Livermore, Calif. Jack was born April 19, 1951, in Albuquerque, N.M.

Evelyn Marie “Eve” Van Lehn passed away Monday evening after a long painful battle with Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy. She touched many lives with her gentle spirit and positive outlook on life.

John Westfall Harrigan was born in San Francisco, Calif., to parents Lt. Col. Thomas Logan Harrigan and Mary Westfall Harrigan. After a short time in Japan the family relocated to Pittsburgh, Penn. He spent his early life there and benefited from a public education system designed for childr…

Maria Dolores Ibarria, of Tracy, Calif., entered Heaven’s gates on August 21, 2019. Maria was born in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, on June 25, 1963, to Aurelia Ponce and Salome Moreno.

Frank Joseph Linhart Jr. passed away on Sunday, August 11, 2019. He will be dearly missed.

On Saturday August 24, William “Billy” Adams got to meet Jesus face to face. After a long illness, he was rewarded with the gift of an eternity in which he is pain free and his body is perfectly whole. Now his “mission,” to introduce people to a life with a peace that comes from knowing Jesu…

Lois Corinne Bass passed away peacefully with family by her side, at her Parkview home on August 15, 2019, at age 86.

Doretha "Dee" Lee Matusiewicz passed away August 15, 2019 at the age of 86.

Caroline Simon Coffey was born December 26, 1941, in Oakland, Calif. She was the eldest daughter of Emma and Claude Williams. Caroline was named after both of her maternal and paternal grandmothers. She was a beautiful and kind person during her 77 years as a loving daughter, sister, wife, m…

Sam passed away August 21, 2019, after a short aggressive battle with cancer. He touched many lives with his gifted skills as a carpenter and a friend.

Richard Vayne Greville sadly passed away on July 30, 2019. He was 93 years old.

Lee Alex Dravidzius, 74, of Petersburg, Illinois, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, August 17, 2019, with his family by his side. He was born on August 9, 1945, the son of Louis and Jane (Woodworth) Dravidzius in Detroit, Michigan. He married Carla Cave on July 19, 2008, in Pet…

Herman Philip Barberis (Uncle Mondo to many) passed away on August 14, 2019, at ValleyCare Medical Center in Pleasanton, Calif., from pneumonia. He was 91 years old.

Roberta “Bobbie” Garland passed away peacefully following respiratory failure, surrounded by her loving family.

Mark Reis Viera was a loving husband, father and friend. He was born on February 4, 1959, and passed away peacefully on August 15, 2019, after a 2-year and 9-month battle with glioblastoma. He was surrounded by his family by his side.

Kathryn Ann Handel, age 73, passed away July 20, 2019, at her home in Livermore.

Fred passed away peacefully at home in Davis, California, on July 2, 2019.

Maria Theresa Coronel Fuchs passed away on July 30, 2019. Born June 9, 1978, in Redwood City, Calif., to Filipino immigrants, Theresa spent her childhood growing up in various cities in the Bay Area finally settling down in Livermore.

Born-again, Spirit-filled Christian, Woman of God, and a true "Proverbs 31 Woman," married 56 years (Dublin resident for 53 years), homemaker, loved children, caring for and teaching them on Sundays at Harvest Valley Church. She was a Prayer Warrior, encourager, humble servant to all, never …

Kristin Lynn Brewer sadly passed away July 26, 2019. Her loves were her family, her friends and her animals.

Bob went home to be with his Lord and Savior early Saturday morning, after a two-year battle with esophageal cancer. Both of his sons were at his bedside at his passing.

Our father passed away on August 11, 2019, peacefully with his family around him. His advice on work, life and play will be missed and so will his independence that he so enjoyed. He loved to ride and go roping with his horses, a passion that was started with his daughter’s interest in horses.

Betty passed away peacefully after a short illness. She is survived by daughter Laura, son Scott, daughter-in-law Christina, and grand-daughters Angelica and Beth. Her husband Ernest died in 2016, and daughter Susan died in 1971.

Richard Baker of Pacifica, Calif., peacefully passed away on April 17, 2019, at the Mocho Park Care Center in Livermore, Calif. Richard was born in Dawson, New Mexico. Richard was the fourth of seven children born to Stanley and Eufelia (Trujillo) Baker.

Yaneli Morales, 26, passed away on August 4th in Livermore. She is survived by her two brothers Salvador and Tavito Morales, her sister Yesica Morales, and loving parents Octavio and Norma Morales.

Cook Story passed away peacefully on July 18, 2019, in Livermore, Calif., due to stroke complications and heart failure.

Kristin Lynn Brewer sadly passed away July 26, 2019. Her loves were her family, her friends and her animals.

Paula was born on October 1, 1933, in New London, Conn., to Arthur Mortimer Beckwith and Laurette Josephine (Gilmore) Beckwith, and died on July 24, 2019, in Boise, Idaho.

Janice Marie Freitas Marino was born February 11, 1943, in Hanford, Calif. On August 2, 2019, Janice lost her battle with an autoimmune disorder, passing peacefully at home, surrounded by family.

Mrs. Marlyn Jane Diaz died peacefully in her home on Sunday, July 21, 2019, after a valiant battle with ovarian cancer. She was 63 years old.

Ernest (Ernie) Arthur Hodges, 92, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at his residence in Livermore — with his loving wife Audrey Lea Hodges by his side.