Posted by Cathy Gowdy on Thursday, April 07, 2016 at 09:45:19 :
Marin Independent Journal
Thursday, August 15, 1985
Section A, page 4
A memorial service for novelist and screen writer Alvah Bessie of Terra Linda will b e held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Marin Fellowship of Unitarians in San Rafael.
Mr. Bessie died July 21 of a heart attack at Kaiser Hospital in Terra Linda. He was 81.
Mr. Bessie, known for his leftist views, had written books about his various experiences ranging from fighting in the Spanish Civil War to being blacklisted during the anti-communist scare in Hollywood.
He is survived by his wife, Sylviane; two sons, Daniel Bessie of Santa Cruz and David Bessie of Tiburon; a daughter, Eva Wilson of Aurora, Mo.; and six grandchildren.
The family prefers contributions to the American Heart Association or the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, 1027 Brussels St., San Francisco, 94134.
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