Marin County Genealogy

Marin County - Newspaper Obituaries of AIDS Victims

Hosted by permission of Cathy Gowdy of the Marin County Genealogical Society.


From the MARIN INDEPENDENT JOURNAL


August 1, 1984

RALPH MORENO

Ralph Moreno, 54, of San Rafael, died Tuesday at Kaiser Hospital in Terra Linda. The Neptune Society is handling arrangements.



December 12, 1984

DANIEL LILES

Daniel Liles, 39, of San Rafael, died Sunday at Marin General Hospital.

No service is planned.



David Venn died Sonoma Co. 4-7-1985


August 9, 1985

THOMAS ALLEN GRADY

A funeral for Thomas Allen Grady of San Rafael was held Wednesday at Blessed Sacrament Church in Santa Venetia.

Mr. Grady died Monday in his home after a short illness. He was 24. He had graduated from Marin Catholic High School in 1979.

He is survived by his parents, Lillian “Lollie” and George J. Grady Jr. of San Rafael; two brothers, John Grady of Penngrove and Paul Grady of McGrath, Alaska; two sisters, Janice Mettler of El Sobrante and Joanne Zentner of Juneau, Alaska; and grandmother, Alma Grady.

The family prefers contributions to the Hospice of Marin, 77 Mark Drive, San Rafael, or to the the American Diabetes Association, 383 Devon Drive, San Rafael.



San Francisco Chronicle

October 14, 1985

PORR, Philip – In S.F., Oct. 11, 1985; loving son of Philip and Frances Poor of New York; cherished brother of Raymond, Robert and Christina Porr; a native of New York; aged 37 years.

Private services to be held. Donations may be made to the Hospice Foundation of Marin Co. in his memory.

Neptune Society, S.F



Dan Druid died Marin Co. 1-25-1986


Philip Stein died San Francisco 3-16-1986


Bill Cope d. San Francisco 6-8-1986


June 3, 1986

GREGORY KIMBERLAIN

Gregory Kimberlain, 37, of Inverness died Monday [June 17] at Kaiser Hospital in Terra Linda.

The Neptune Society in San Rafael is handling arrangements.



June 24, 1986

KENNETH MERRIHEW

Kenneth Merrihew, 75, of San Rafael died last Tuesday [June 17] at his home.

Arrangements were being handled by Russell and Gooch mortuary in Mill Valley



July 18, 1986

OWEN O. STEWART

A private family service is planned for Owen Oscar Stewart, a Marin City resident who died Monday [July 14] at his home after a long illness. He was 33.

Mr. Stewart was born in San Francisco where he last worked as a nursing assistant at the Veteran's Administration Hospital. He had been a resident of Marin City for three years.

He is survived by his mother, Merry Stewart of Marin City; his father, Owen Stewart Jr. of Oakland; and a brother, Steven Stewart of Stockton.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Neptune Society of San Rafael.
The family asks that donations be made to the American Cancer Society.



July 21, 1986

DONALD DONEGAN

A memorial service for Donald Donegan will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at 260 Marion Ave. in Mill Valley.

Mr. Donegan, 29, died at his home Friday [July 18] after a long illness.

A native of Franklin, N.H., he was a published poet and musician who also worked in holistic health methods.

He is survived by his mother, Dorothy Donegan of Franklin and a brother, Daniel Donegan, of Tuscon, Ariz.

His family asked that memorial contributions go to the William Babcock Memorial Endowment, 11601 2nd St., San Rafael.

[A paid death notice mentions that he was survived by a dear friend, Richard Snyder of Mill Valley]



August 19, 1986

CARDER - In San Francisco, Aug. 13, 1986, Edward Joseph Carder, brother of Gerald Carder of San Rafael, Frank Carder of New Orleans, John Carder of Ukiah and Ron Carder of Sacramento. Private services will be held.

Mount Tamalpais Mortuary.



September 16, 1986

RONN CHARLES

Ronn Charles of Mill Valley, a nationally known cosmetologist, died at home Sunday, Sept. 14, 1986, after a short illness. He was 40.

Mr. Charles was the former national training director for Diane Von Furstenberg Cosmetics in New York. His expertise in the field of cosmetology earned him spots on many national talk shows.

Mr. Charles was active in the Gay Men's Health Organization in New York.

He was a native of San Francisco and lived there most of his life. He had lived and worked in New York for about five years until moving to Marin in May.

He is survived by three sisters, Bobbi Rigler of Mill Valley, Fran Malespin of San Francisco and Audrey Clarkson of Millbrae; and his father, Morris Dulberg of San Francisco.

The family prefers that memorial donations go to the Marin Aids Support Network in San Rafael.



September 27, 1986

MICHAEL D. SHAWVER

The funeral for Michael D. Shawver of Cotati will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Chapel of the Hills mortuary in San Anselmo.

Mr. Shawver, who was 28, died Thursday, Sept. 25, 1986, at his home in Cotati after a long illness.

He was born and grew up in Marin County, where he attended Sir Francis Drake High School. for several years, he had lived in Rohnert Park and Cotati.

Survivors are his son and daughter, Michael and Sabrina Shawver; his parents, margaret Cameron and Dareld Shawver, both of Rohnert Park; two brothers, Skip Burr of Ohio and George Shawver of Rohnert Park; and two sisters, Barbara Wadlewski and Cindy Billings of Rohnert Park.

Friends may call at the mortuary after 10:30 a.m.

Burial will be at the Mount Tamalpais Cemetery in San Rafael.

The family has asked that memorial donations be sent to Hospice of Petaluma, 400 N. McDowell Blvd., Petaluma 94952.

[A paid death notice mentions that he was survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, and by longtime family friend, Pete Regnart.

Randall Walker d. Marin Co. 9-21-1986



October 20, 1986

HOWARD SMITH

Howard Smith, 43, of San Rafael died Friday, Oct. 17, 1986, at Kaiser Hospital in Terra Linda.

The Neptune Society is handling the arrangements.



February 25, 1987

RICHARD A. IDEMAN

Richard Allen Ideman of San Anselmo, a therapeutic counselor who practiced in Marin for many years, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 1987, at his home. He was 49.

He was a native of Ohio.

Mr. Ideman lived for many years in New York City, where he performed as a stage actor, before moving to San Anselmo 13 years ago.

Mr. Ideman was an internationally recognized authority on Jungian psychology and myth. He had a private practice as a therapeutic counselor in San Anselmo for many years.

He loved classical music and literature.

"He had a lot of style," said his close friend, Gina Ceagli of San Anselmo.

Mr. Ideman is survived by a brother, Judge James Ideman of Los Angeles.

Arrangements are private with the Neptune Society.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Marin Aids Support Network, P.O. Box 603, Kentfield 94904.



February 27, 1987

JOHN C. FORREST

John Charles Forrest of Novato, a longtime Marin resident, died Wednesday, Feb. 25,1987, at Kaiser Hospital in San Rafael after a long illness. He was 71.

Mr. Forrest was born in Illinois and grew up in Ironwood, Mich.

For the past 40 years, he lived in Marin County.

He served in the Air Force during World War II and the Korean War.

Before joining the Air Force, he assisted his father, a railroad engineer.

He later worked for many years as an equipment engineer for the United States government, retiring in 1975.

Mr. Forrest enjoyed gardening and fishing.

He is survived by his wife, Nell Forrest of Novato; a daughter, Kathleen Salopek of Fairfield, Solano County; many grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

The family prefers memorial donations to the Marin AIDS Support Network, 4 G St., San Rafael 94901.



March 4, 1987

LOUIS W. WALKER

Services will be private for Louis Wesley Walker of Sausalito, who died Monday, March 2, 1987, at home following a lengthy illness. He was 58.

A Marin resident for more than 25 years, Mr. Walker was born in St. Ignace, Mich.

He graduated from Northwestern University with a music degree and t hen studied music in Paris for a year. In 1958, Mr. Walker earned a graduate degree in business from Harvard University.

He was a Navy bomber pilot during the Korean War.

Mr. Walker went to work for Coldwell Banker’s investment real estate department in Marin in 1960.

He also was active in the Bohemian Club, the St. Francis Yacht Club and the Guardsmen.

Mr. Walker is survived by his stepmother, Leila Walker; a sister, Shirley Bentgen; two half-brothers, Ronald and David Walker; and a half-sister, Ann Walker, all of Marin.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers contributions to the Hospice of Marin, 77 Mark Drive, San Rafael.



May 19, 1987

MICHAEL BEASLEY SELLERS

A memorial service will be Thursday in Houston, Texas, for Michael Beasley Sellers of Sausalito.

Mr. Sellers died Sunday, May 17, 1987, at his home. He was 27.

Survivors include his mother, Cynthia Lake; and two sisters, Debra Eldridge and Sheryl O’Neil, all of Sausalito.

The family prefers memorial gifts to AIDS research.



June 12, 1987

MARK SORRELL

A memorial service will be at a later date for Mark Sorrell of San Rafael. Mr. Sorrell died Tuesday, June 9, 1987, at his home after a long illness.

He was 36.

He was born in Capetown, South Africa, and graduated from the University of Capetown in 1970. He later received a degree in economics from the Free University of Berlin in 1978 and had attended the New York Graduate School of Business in 1981. He had lived in New York for five years where he worked as a banker.

He was a student of the Free Daist Communion in San Rafael and had lived in San Rafael for the past two years.

He is survived by his parents, Edith and Roy Sorell (sic) of Capetown; and two brothers, Roger Sorell of Capetown and Hugh Sorell of London.

The family has asked that memorial donations be made in his name to the Free Daist Communion, 750 Adrian Way, San Rafael, 94903.



June 24, 1987

BRIAN G. PLYMALE

A memorial service will be conducted at a later date for Brian G. Plymale of San Rafael, a lifelong Marin resident. Mr. Plymale, who was 30, died Sunday, June 21, 1987, at Kaiser Hospital in Terra Linda after a lengthy illness.

Mr. Plymale grew up in Sausalito, attending local schools. He lived in San Rafael the past three years.

He worked in retail sales at the Wear With All store in San Rafael.

In his leisure time he was a lover of the arts.

He is survived by his stepmother, Patricia Nickerson Plymale of Sausalito; a sister, Jan Plymale Hodgson of Novato; and a brother, Wayne R. Plymale of San Francisco.

Contributions in Mr. Plymale’s memory may be made to the Marin AIDS Support Network.



July 8, 1987

DOROTHY R. ALCORN

A service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Redwood Chapel Funeral Home in Novato for Dorothy Ruth Alcorn, 58, of Novato and Timber Cove.

Mrs. Alcorn died Tuesday at the University of California Medical Center in San Francisco after a long illness.

She owned and operated “The Attic,” an antique and second-hand shop in Novato for more than 10 years. At Timber Cove, she was an avid mushroom hunter and rock fisherman.

Mrs. Alcorn was born in Deer Creek, Mich.

She is survived by her husband, Richard C. Alcorn of Timber Cove; a son, Woodrow J. Walker of Novato; her mother, Lily Marquardt of Minnesota; two brothers, Elmer Marquardt of Bend, Ore., and Herman Marquardt of Novato; and three sisters, Esther Harmon of San Francisco; Mary Ellen Carpenter of Coolidge, Ariz., and Laura de Luigi of San Rafael.

Burial will be in Valley Memorial Park, Novato.



July 9, 1987

Prominent AIDS activist dies of disease

DENNIS RADABAUGH once said t hat, without AIDS, “I never would have lived.”

The disease, he said, forced him to look at his life, including his promiscuity and chemical abuse. He subsequently decided to devote the rest of his life to educating other people about AIDS and training counselors who worked with AIDS patients.

Early Wednesday morning, Radabaugh died of pneumonia, a complication of AIDS, at Ralph K. Davies Medical Center in San Francisco. He was 37.

A memorial service for him is at 5 p.m. Friday at Community Congregational Church in Tiburon.

Friends and family, gathered together Wednesday in Mill Valley, described Radabaugh as a man who used his sense of humor and love of people to shed some of the myths about AIDS and help others understand the disease.

He was diagnosed with AIDS two and a half years ago.

Las year, he came close to death after a bout with pneumonia. That experience profoundly changed him, according to his sister, Sue Alexander of Mill Valley, and he became increasingly involved in his AIDS awareness efforts.

Friends and family boosted him at the time with a “Proud to Be Dennis’ Friends” party.

Radabaugh missed the Lesbian and Gay Freedom Day Parade in June 1986 because of the illness. Three days before his hospitalization last month, he participated in the parade although it took him two hours to walk the 12-block route, according to Mary Redick, executive director of the Marin AIDS Support Network. “About 200,000 people saw true grit that day,” she said.

Radabaugh trained counselors who worked with AIDS patients, according to Redick. He also spoke before numerous groups, including school children, nurses and police.

He’d show people the blotches on his skin, from AIDS-related Kaposi’s sarcoma, and would say, “Do you want to look like me? Do you want these purple marks all over your face? Then carry condoms. Remember that the person you bring home from the bar may kill you….There are lots of people out on the street who have this disease and they don’t give a damn and they’re spreading it around. So now there are lots of us who have a disease called AIDS. It’s frightening and it’s spreading like wildfire, and it’s a human disease – not a gay disease. We’re not lepers; we’re human beings.”

In addition to his work with the Marin AIDS Support Network, Radabaugh founded People with AIDS, a support group for AIDS patients. He also was active in Narcotics Anonymous and Gay Fathers of San Francisco. An avid bowler, he once had a 300 game.

He was a native of Toledo and moved to Marin six years ago, living first in San Rafael and later in Mill Valley.

He is survived by a son, Brad Radabaugh of Brighton, Mich.; his parents, Ralph and Juanita Radabaugh of Naples, Fla.; three sisters, Sue Alexander and Linda Gordon of Mill Valley and Debra Radabaugh of Hillsborough.

The family asks that donations in Radabaugh’s name be sent to the Marin AIDS Support Network, 4 G St., Suite One, San Rafael 94901.



September 22, 1987

DAVID J. STARK

A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Russell & Gooch Funeral Chapel in Mill Valley for David J. Stark, owner of a Sausalito beauty salon.

Mr. Stark died Sunday, Sept. 20, 1987, at home in Mill Valley after an illness. He was 47.

He was a native of Cleveland, Ohio. He had lived in Marin for 20 years.

For the last 13 years, Mr. Stark owned David’s Beauty Salon in Sausalito.

Survivors include his mother and step-father, Virginia and Albert Thomas of Cleveland, Ohio; two brothers, Gerald and Richard Stark, also of Cleveland; and a sister, Shirley Brown of Brownsville, Pa.

Burial will be at Fernwood Cemetery in Mill Valley.

Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. today at the mortuary.

The family prefers memorial gifts to the Marin AIDS Support Network, 4 G St., suite 1, San Rafael, 94901, or Hospice of Marin, 77 Mark Drive, Suite 17, San Rafael.

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A Death Notice in the same paper mentions that he was the uncle of Robert and Rebecca Brown, Pamela, Patricia, Andrew, Richard and Amanda Stark.



Frank Sudek died Marin Co,. 9-23-1987


October 13, 1987

DANIEL E. EASTMAN

An ecumenical memorial celebration of the life of Daniel E. Eastman of Tiburon will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Patrick’s Church in Larkspur.

Mr. Eastman, who was 36, died Sunday, Oct. 11, 1987, at his home after an illness of two years.

He was born and grew up in Portland, Ore. He studied music and graduated from the San Francisco conservatory of Music. A pianist, Mr. Eastman gave his last recital at the conservatory two years ago.

He had lived in the Bay Area since 1970. For some eight years, he had worked as a word processor for a San Francisco law firm.

Mr. Eastman is survived by his parents in Portland, and two brothers and three sisters.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Ministry of Light.



October 16, 1987

Assistant Rector of St. John’s died

A Requiem Mass for the Rev. Wade Wright Egbert of Mill Valley, Assistant Rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Ross, will be celebrated by Bishop William Swing at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. John’s Church.

Rev. Egbert died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1987, at his home. He was 55.

After he was diagnosed in January as suffering from AIDS, he shared this with the congregation at St. John’s, where he had been on the staff since 1985.

Earlier, he served seven years as rector of Holy Innocents’ Church in Corte Madera.

The Rev. Bart Sarjeant, rector of St. John’s, noted that Rev. Egbert had also been diagnosed as having cancer in 1974 and given six months to live. “He lived with death all that time. He was so prepared for death despite how long he held it off,” Sarjeant said.

“I don’t know if I’ve ever met a finer priest or a finer man … even when he was hospitalized and was so ill, he was very concerned about other people.”

Rev. Egbert was born and reared in Fort Smith, Ark., and was a lifelong Episcopalian.

He earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Arkansas and then a Master of Divinity degree at the University of the South. He also earned a Master of Arts degree at Mississippi and a doctorate at the University of California at Berkeley. While he was studying in Berkeley in the 1960s, he assisted in Holy Innocents’ Parish.

However, much of his career was spent in education and missionary work. Early in his career, he was in charge of the education program and parochial school at the Episcopal Cathedral in Little Rock, Ark. Later, he was Dean of Cuttington College, a liberal arts school operated by the Episcopal Church in the African country of Liberia for five years. He then returned to New York, where he was on the National World Mission Staff of the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church. He also had served on various committees of Church World Service and on the boards of the Heifter Project International and CODEL, a consortium of Roman Catholics and Protestants working in underdeveloped countries.

Rev. Egbert served as rector of Holy Innocents’ Parish from 1978 to 1985, when he left to go to St. John’s.

Rev. Egbert is survived by his sister, Moselle Hudson James of Fort Smith, Ark., and a foster son, Samuel K. T. Harris, whom he adopted in Liberia and who also lives in Fort Smith.

The funeral Mass will be concelebrated by the Rev. Lloyd Prator, rector of All Saints’ Church in San Francisco, and the Rev. Victor Wei, executive officer to the bishop. Sarjeant will preach, and numerous other Episcopal clergy will participate in t he service which Rev. Egbert had planned before his death.



November 28, 1987

CLINT K. GERISH

Private services were held at Keaton’s Chapel of Marin in Novato for clint K. Gerish of Novato.

Mr. Gerish, 30, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 1987, at his home following a long illness.

He is survived by his mother, June Gerish of Novato.

Burial was private.

The family prefers memorial donations to Hospice of Marin, 77 Mark Dr., San Rafael 94903.



William Barille died Marin Co. 12-5-1987


Clive Kahn died Marin Co. 2-29-1988


Bob Corcoran died Marin Co. 2-4-1988


March 3, 1988

NED SPEARMAN

A memorial service will be held March 20 for longtime Mill Valley resident Ned Spearman.

Mr. Spearman died Sunday, Feb. 28, 1988, at his home after a lengthy illness. He was 57.

The memorial service will begin at 3 p.m. at his home.

Mr. Spearman was a native of Rose Hill, N.C., and had lived in Mill Valley for 22 years, according to a friend, Charles Maurice of Mill Valley.

He was a graduate of the University of North Carolina and worked for 15 years with Quantas Airways.

His hobbies included music, reading and gardening. “He was a very conscientious, hard-working person who lived life in a very quiet way and yet had many close friends. He was very dignified – always wore a suit and tie,” Maurice said.

Mrs.Spearman is also survived by two sisters, Frances Duffey and Marguerite Galloway of Maryland, and a brother, James Spearman of North Carolina.

Memorial contributions are preferred to Hospice of the Bay in Daly City or Ministry of Light in San Anselmo.

The Neptune Society is handling arrangements.



March 15, 1988

MAX CHRISTENSEN

The memorial service will be private for Max Christensen of Mill Valley who died Saturday, March 12, 1988, at Kaiser Hospital in San Francisco. He was 50.

Mr. Christensen was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. He lived in Marin for 25 years, 13 of them in Mill Valley.

He was a self-employed hair dresser. For 10 years, he owned the Max of Copenhagen salon, located on Union Street in San Francisco.

He then owned Reflections for Hair on Sacramento Street in San Francisco for five years. Later, he worked at several salons. He was a licensed practitioner for the United Church of Religious Science.

He is survived by his mother, Anna Jorgensen, a sister, Inger-Lise Housted, and a brother, Erland Christensen, all of Denmark.

The family prefers memorial donations to the Marin AIDS Support Network, 4 G St., San Rafael, 94901.



June 10, 1988

JOHN A. MENAGLIA

John Andrew Menaglia of San Anselmo, an antiques dealer, died Monday, June 6, 1988, at Kaiser Hospital in Terra Linda. He was 56.

He leaves no immediate survivors.

The Neptune Society of San Rafael is handling the arrangements.



July 14, 1988

PETER B. PISCHEL

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in San Francisco for Peter B. Pischel of Ross.

Mr. Pischel, who was 37, died Tuesday, July 12, 1988, at his residence after a lengthy illness.

He was an electrical contractor.

Mr. Pischel was born in San Francisco. He had lived in Ross for the past 12 years.

He was a member of the boards of the Marin AIDS Advisory Committee, Marin AIDS Task Force and the Marin AIDS Support Network. He also was a facilitator for the Center for Attitudinal Healing in Tiburon.

He is survived by his mother, Ava Jean Brumbaum of San Francisco; his brother, Thomas K. Pischel of Rio Lindo; and his sister, Ava Elliott of Berkeley.

His longtime companion was David McGarity of San Francisco.

The family prefers memorial contributions to Hospice of Marin, the Center of Attitudinal Healing in Tiburon or the AIDS Emergency Fund in San Francisco.



July 16, 1988

BARRY JOHN MERRILL

Private services are planned for Barry John Merrill of Petaluma, a former longtime resident of Marin.

Mr. Merrill died Tuesday, July 12, 1988, at his home following a long illness. He was 28.

He was a native of Riverside.

Mr. Merrill lived in Marin for 19 years before moving to Petaluma three years ago.

He was a warehouse manager for Circuit City in San Rafael.

He is survived by three brothers, Paul Vigil of Petaluma, Brook Merrill of San Rafael and Terry Merrill of Ignacio; a sister, Joline Collins of San Rafael; his mother, Elizabeth Whitehall of San Rafael; one nephew and one niece.

The family prefers that memorial contributions be sent to the Barry John Merrill Memorial Fund, 133 Roundtree Blvd., San Rafael 94903.



July 26, 1988

KIRBY LANE HADLEY

Kirby Lane Hadley of Sausalito died Sunday, July 24, 1988, at his home after a long illness. He was 47.

Mr. Hadley was a native of Bradenton, Fla., and lived in Marin for the past 15 years.

He was an engineer with Chevron Corp. in Richmond for 14 years.

Mr. Hadley is survived by his parents, James and Josephine Hadley of Florida.

The family prefers that memorial contributions go to Hospice of Marin or the Marin AIDS Support Network.



August 19, 1988

ROBERT M. CARDER JR.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Anthony’s Church in Sacramento for Robert M. Carder Jr. of San Rafael, a well-known dog breeder and trainer.

Mr. Carder died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 1988, at Marin General Hospital. He was 36.

He was a native of Oakland and was raised in Sacramento. He had lived in San Rafael for 14 years.

Mr. Carder worked as a professional dog groomer and trainer. He was especially well known for breeding, training and showing Tibetan terriers.

He was a founding member of the Golden Gate Tibetan Terrier Club and a member of the national Tibetan terrier club.

Survivors include his parents, Robert M. Sr. and Gloria L. Carder, and a sister, Teresa A. Thompson, all of Sacramento.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the A. J. Nicoletti Funeral Home in Sacramento.

The rosary will be recited at 5 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary.

Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Sacramento.



August 30, 1988

ERIC BOYD JOHNSON

Graveside services have been held in Sandy, Utah, for Eric Boyd Johnson of Mill Valley, a vice president with Wells Fargo Bank.

Mr. Johnson died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 1988, at home in Mill Valley after a lengthy illness. He was 47.

He was a native of Salt Lake City.

Mr. Boyd attended West High School in Salt Lake City, Brigham Young University, the University of New Mexico, Weber State University and the University of Utah.

Survivors include his parents, Alma S. and Rudy Horne Johnson of Salt Lake City, and a sister, Shirley, of Oren, Utah.

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A paid death notice in the same paper mentions burial on Aug. 25 at Larkin Sunset Gardens.



October 9, 1988

ADALBERTO GUTIERREZ

Adalberto Gutierrez of San Rafael died Friday, Oct. 7, 1988, at Marin General Hospital.

He was 38.

Keaton’s Mortuary in San Rafael is handling arrangements.



November 16, 1988

EARL W. FRIESEN

Earl W. Friesen of Fairfax died Monday, Nov. 14, 1988 at Marin General Hospital. He was 61.

Arrangements were handled by Chapel of the Hills in San Anselmo.



November 18, 1988

CHARLES LANGLEY

Charles Langley, a resident of San Rafael, died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 1988, at Marin General Hospital. He was 57.

Arrangements are being handled by the Chapel of the Hills in San Anselmo.



December 15, 1988

WILLIAM E. GOETZ

A memorial service for William E. Goetz of San Anselmo, a retired Bank of America executive and a former chairman of the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, will be today at 2 p.m. at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco.

Mr. Goetz died Monday, Dec. 12, 1988, at Marin General Hospital at the age of 70.

Mr. Goetz was born in San Francisco.

He also was a member of the Bohemian Club, Pacific Union Club and San Francisco Golf Club.

Mr. Goetz is survived by a son, Gardner Goetz of San Anselmo, and three grandchildren. His wife, Mildred Goetz, died earlier.

Burial will be private.

His family asked that memorial contributions go to San Domenico School, 1500 Butterfield Road, San Anselmo, 94960.



December 24, 1988

GEORGE D. CHANGARIS

Kentfield resident George D. Changaris died Thursday, Dec. 22, 1988, at his home after a long illness. He was 59.

Mr. Changaris was born in Marysville. He received graduate and undergraduate degrees from the University of California at Berkeley.

He lived in Sausalito for many years and there owned a plant store, the Potted Plant, for several years. About 10 years ago, he moved to the East Bay, where he was co-owner of Bayfair Travel Service in San Leandro. He returned to Marin in recent months, living in Kentfield.

He also was an assistant dean of students at the University of California at Berkeley from 1958 to 1960 and was director of housing at San Francisco State University from 1960 to 1970.

A friend for 30 years, Rhonwyn House, said Mr. Changaris was “truly a Renaissance man. He taught, he had a traveling business and traveled himself. He and my husband (Gene House) even had a small silk screening business for a time and made Christmas cards for Gump’s.”

Despite the suffering he endured during his long illness, Mr. Changaris never lost his sense of humor and “joy for living,” House said. “He was an intelligent man who lived in the here and now.”

He is survived by two brothers, James Changaris and Andrew Changaris of Marysville, and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Keaton’s Mortuary Chapel in San Rafael.

Interment will be private.

Memorial donations may be sent to Hospice of Marin at 150 Nellen Drive, Corte Madera 94925.



January 21, 1989

JAMES C. DUGGER

James C. Dugger of Mill Valley died Monday, Jan. 16, 1989, at his home.

Daphne Fernwood Cemetery and Mortuary handled the arrangements.



February 4, 1989

BRIAN R. HALE

A memorial service for Brian Richard Hale, well-known Bolinas nurseryman, will be held at 2 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Audubon Canyon Ranch in Stinson Beach.

Mr. Hale died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 1989, at his home after a six-month illness. He was 48.

He was co-owner of the Las Baulines Nursery for 17 years. Many gardens and plantings in the community are his work.

Born in Baltimore, Md., he moved to Bolinas 25 years ago. He attended the University of Iowa and the Cranbrook School in Detroit.

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Frederick Thompson of Bolinas; a sister, Audrey Thompson Candau of San Francisco; and a brother, Timothy Thompson of Bolinas.

Cremation will be private.

Arrangements are being handled by Russell & Gooch Funeral Chapel of Mill Valley.

The family prefers memorial donations to the Audubon Canyon Ranch, 4900 Shoreline Highway, Stinson Beach.



April 13, 1989

TERRY LEE FOLMAR

Terry Lee Folmar, a San Rafael resident, died Tuesday, April 11, 1989, at Marin General Hospital following a long illness. He was 43.

Mr. Folmar was a native of Pennsylvania and had lived in San Rafael the last three years.

He had worked as an advertising sales representative for 10 years for the San Francisco newspaper Agency and was a member of the Northern California Newspaper Guild.

Burial was private.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Marin AIDS Support Network, 4 G St., San Rafael 94901.



Monday, April 17, 1989

ROBERT KATHEISER

AIDS crusader Bob Katheiser dead at 45

Robert “Bob” Katheiser of Marinwood, a respected and eloquent leader in the fight against AIDS in Marin, died at home after a long bout with the disease Saturday, April 15, 1989. He was 45

Mr. Katheiser, a native California, received “Speaker of the Year” award in February 1988 from the People Speaking organization “for his work in educating the public about AIDS and for supporting and encouraging AIDS patients.”

In an interview then with the Marin Independent Journal, he said: “Every one of us is different. Every AIDS case is different. You don’t know what AIDS is until you know who AIDS is.”

He said that after grieving about his disease he decided that “instead of dying about AIDS, I would live with it.”

Sometimes, he would give two or three talks a week at schools and before many groups in Marin.

At a talk in February 1988 at Trinity Episcopal Church in San Francisco, Katheiser said that AIDS is a disease and not “a spiritually judgmental occurrence. There is no sinner, because there is no sin. What there is is a combination of feelings – of anger, fear, denial, guilt; perhaps loss of control; or homophobia, including internalized homophobia; isolation or loneliness; maybe shame. These are the issues we perceive. So, what to do about them? We get to work about them, that’s what we do, and we do it with love and conviction.”

Mr. Katheiser also was honored April 1 by Marin AIDS Interfaith and the Ministry of Light.

The citation to him read: “Robert Katheiser embodies conviction, courage and commitment. His conviction of what is right and true. His courage to speak the truth and his commitment to do what ought to be done grows out of who he is – a native Californian (a Valley boy), a gay man, a professional in every sense of the word, and for the past nearly four years, a person with AIDS.”

After his diagnosis in 1985, Mr. Katheiser moved from Napa to San Anselmo. Shortly thereafter, he joined the Marin AIDS Support Network as a volunteer, trainer, teacher and educator. He also joined the Marin AIDS Task Force and became the first person with AIDS in Marin to publicly speak about his life with the disease.

Mr. Katheiser and the task force encouraged the Marin Board of Supervisors to adopt the first Marin County AIDS response plan. Out of that came a recommendation to appoint a Marin AIDS Advisory Commission to advise the supervisors and the Department of Health and Human Services about handling the AIDS epidemic in Marin. In November 1987, Mr. Katheiser was appointed a commission member. He also served a year on the commission’s executive committee.

In 1986, Mr. Katheiser participated in Marin’s first interfaith service for Marin people with AIDS and AIDS-related conditions and their friends, lovers, families and caregivers. Mr. Katheiser opened the service, and, afterward, he and 11 other people decided to meet monthly with the Revs. Jane Spahr and Dave Martin of Ministry of Light, a Marin agency that ministers to gay and lesbian people, to continue discussing ways to provide spiritual support to people affected by AIDS.

Mr. Katheiser subsequently became a board member and vice moderator of the Ministry of Light.

A Marin AIDS Interfaith service hosted by Metropolitan Community Church of the Redwoods in Mill Valley was dedicated Sunday to Mr. Katheiser.

Spahr, among those at the service, said that Mr. Katheiser, perhaps better than anyone else, “told it like it is. He was the best and he brought out the best in us. I am honored that he was my friend.”

Liesbeth and Ben Rekker, friends of Mr. Katheiser for more than 20 years, came all the way from Holland to see their friend before he died. They also attended Sunday’s Marin AIDS Interfaith Service.

Also there was Mr. Katheiser’s sister, JoAnn Katheiser of Los Altos, who said her brother “was born with the ability to put things into perspective. He was always that way.” She said he also loved art, the theater “and having fun.”

Other survivors include his mother, Wilma King of Capitola, Santa Cruz County, and a niece, Laini Katheiser, and a nephew, Jonathan Katheiser, of Roseville.

Mr. Katheiser’s father, Joseph Katheiser, and a brother, Kenneth Katheiser, died earlier.

A memorial service for Mr. Katheiser will be held next weekend. For information, call the Marin AIDS Support Network or Ministry of Light.

The Neptune Society in San Rafael is handling arrangements.

In memory of Mr. Katheiser, a Robert Katheiser Speaking Out Award has been established and will be awarded annually to a similarly courageous and open individual.

April 18, 1989

The memorial service for 45-year-old Bob Katheiser of Marinwood will be Sunday.

Mr. Katheiser, a Marin AIDS Advisory Commission member and eloquent spokesman for people with AIDS, died Saturday.

The service will be at 3:30 p.m. at the Green Gulch Zen Center on Shoreline Highway between Mill Valley and Muir Beach.

For more information, call Ministry of Light or the Marin AIDS Support Network.



May 12,1989

WILLIAM H. JOHNSON

Private services for William h. Johnson of Novato have been held.

Mr. Johnson died Monday, May 8, 1989, at home.

He was a designer and interior decorator. Mr. Johnson took pride in designing homes from the ground up, working closely with architects.

Many homes of his design can be seen in Marin, Napa, Mission Viejo, Colusa and San Francisco.

Mr. Johnson was born in St. Louis. He lived in Millbrae before moving to San Francisco and then to Novato more than five years ago.

He was an avid collector of antiques and combined it with travel all over the world.

He is survived by his parents, Margaret and Martin Palermo of Mission Viejo; and a sister, Dixie McMills of Novato.

The family prefers memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Marin or to a favorite charity.



May 17, 1989

NORMAN O. BROWN

A memorial service for Norman O. Brown of Mill Valley, retired manager of the Northern California Division for Saks Fifth Avenue, will be at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Community Congregational Church in Tiburon.

Mr. Brown died Saturday, May 13, 1989, at the Gift of Love, a San Francisco facility for the terminally ill. He was 59.

He was born in Montreal and immigrated to the United States at the age of 21. He served in the Marine Corps from 1953 until 1956, when he started his long career with Saks Fifth Avenue.

Mr. Brown began his career as a stockman to the assistant in retail fur sales. He ultimately achieved the position of manager, Northern California division.

He retired in 1983 to fulfill a lifelong passion for gardening.

He is survived by his brother, A. M. Brown of Quebec, and an aunt, Gertrude Conners of Ontario.

The family prefers that memorial contributions be made to the Marin AIDS Support Network in San Rafael or The Gift of Love, 1596 Fulton St., San Francisco.

Gary Roverana died San Francisco 6-16-1989



June 17, 1989

RICKEY W. JOHNSON

Private services have been held for Rickey Wayne Johnson of San Rafael, who died on Wednesday, June 14, 1989, at his home. He was 34.

He was born in Texas and lived in Marin for the last nine years. He worked as a nurse.

Arrangements were by Keaton’s Mortuary of San Rafael.



July 12, 1989

PETER A. DI GIORGIO

A memorial service for Peter A. deGiorgio of Novato will be at 11 a.m. July 22 at Saint Vincent’s Catholic Church in Marinwood. Mr. DeGiorgio died Thursday, July 6, 1989, at Kaiser Hospital in San Rafael following a long illness. He was 32.

Mr. DiGiorgio was a native of Fort Meade, Md., and had lived in Marin most of his life.

He graduated from Chico State University, where he received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in political science.

Mr. DeGiorgio was a sales representative for the Emporium in Terra Linda for two years.

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ethan DeGeorge of Novato; a sister, Christine Menagh of San Rafael; and a brother, George C. DeGeorge of Selma, Fresno County.

Arrangements are being handled by the Neptune Society of Santa Rosa.

Memorial donations may be sent to the Hospice of Marin or Marin AIDS support network.



July 20, 1989

GARY WARREN KINCAID

Gary Warren Kincaid of Fairfax died at home July 9, 1989. He was 53.

Arrangements were by the Neptune Society of San Rafael.



July 30, 1989

RUDOLPH MAROGG

Rudolph Marogg of Mill Valley, longtime dining room captain at the Mark Hopkins Hotel in San Francisco, died Friday, July 28, 1989, at the home of a friend in Walnut Creek after a one-year illness. He was 73.

Mr. Marogg was born in Germany. He lived in San Francisco before moving to Mill Valley 15 years ago. He had retired after working many years at the hotel.

He is survived by two brothers, Joseph Marogg of Switzerland and Henry Marogg of Italy.

A private service will be held in Onara, Italy. Arrangements were handled by the Russell & Gooch Mortuary in Mill Valley.

David Crocker died Marin 8-2-1989



August 8, 1989

ROBERT E. F. BARRETT

A memorial service for Robert Earl Ferguson Barrett of Mill Valley will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Community Congregational Church in Tiburon.

Mr. Barrett died Sunday, Aug. 6, 1989, at Marin General Hospital after a short illness. He was 22.

He was born in Missouri and had lived in Mill Valley for 15 years.

He attended Redwood High School.

He is survived by his mother, Kathleen Barrett of San Rafael; his father, Robert Ferguson Jr. of Los Angeles; a grandmother, Jeannie Hughes of Alhambra; a grandfather, Robert Ferguson Sr. of Covina; two sisters, Kasey Barrett and Andrea Barrett of San Rafael; and a brother, Todd Barrett of Maui.

Inurnment will be private.

Arrangements are by Mount Tamalpais Cemetery in San Rafael.

Bill Kurth died Marin 8-14-1989



August 19, 1989

MICHAEL C. WARNER

A memorial service for Michael Clement Warner of Mill Valley will be at 1 p.m. Sept. 9 at his home at 570 West Fairview Ave., Mill Valley.

Mr. Warner died Saturday, Aug. 12, 1989, at San Francisco General Hospital. He was 42.

He was born in Ishpeming, Mich.

He studied at Marquette University in Michigan and at Harvard University. He came to California in 1969, where he earned a psychology degree at Sonoma State University.

He was a self-employed set designer. He also was an accomplished pianist, writer and actor. He played in bit parts in various films, including “Peggy Sue Got Married.”

He is survived by his mother, Mary Smith of Seal Beach, Orange County; a son, Eric Warner-Weinstein of San Rafael; a brother, Richard Warner of Palos Verdes; a sister, Johanna Richardson of Cerritos, Los Angeles County; and a grandmother, Victoria Roti of Seal Beach.

Arrangements were handled by Daphne Funerals Marin in Corte Madera.

Entombment will be in Daphne Fernwood Cemetery in Tennessee Valley.

His family prefers memorial donations to The Ministry of Light, 1000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Anselmo, 94960.



August 26, 1989

LAWRENCE R. BRENNAN

Lawrence E. Brennan of Corte Madera died Friday, Aug. 25, 1989, at Fairmont Hospital in San Leandro. He was 37.

Mr. Brennan was born in San Francisco.

He graduated from San Francisco State University.

He was employed with an advertising agency in San Francisco for several years. He also owned a restaurant in Alberquerque, N.M., for two years.

He had lived in Corte Madera the past year and managed a local restaurant.

He is survived by his mother, Estelle Brennan of Corte Madera.

A memorial service will be at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 5 at St. Patrick’s Church in Larkspur.

His family prefers donations to AIDS Interfaith of Marin, 100 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Anselmo, 94960.

Arrangements are by the Neptune Society in San Rafael.



September 6, 1989

STEVEN LEE SIMPSON

Steven Lee Simpson of Sausalito died Sunday, Sept. 3, 1989, at his home after a long illness. He was 31.

He was born in Oak Harbor, Wa. He lived in Corpus Christi, Texas for 20 years before moving to Sausalito four years ago.

Mr. Simpson was employed as a calendar clerk at the law firm of Tarkington, O’Connor and O’Neill in San Francisco.

He is survived by his father, Jon D. Simpson of Kenedy, Texas; his mother, Geri Simpson Carr of Corpus Christi, Texas; his maternal grandparents, Arnold and Irene Carr of Washington, Iowa; his paternal grandfather, Ray Simpson of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and three brothers, Scott Simpson and Mark Simpson, both of Corpus Christi and Paul Cunningham Jr. of Sausalito.

A memorial service was held Monday.

Arrangements are being handled by the Neptune Society of San Rafael.

The family prefers memorial contributions to a favorite charity or to the National Kidney Foundation, P.O. Box9172, Corpus Christi, TX, 78469.



September 12, 1989

RAY STANLEY

Ray Stanley, 57, of Forest Knolls died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 1989, at Kaiser Hospital in San Rafael after an illness of several months.

He was a hairdresser who had lived in Marin 30 years.

Survivors include a sister, Betty Robarge of Concord.

Daphne Funerals of Marin handled arrangements. Burial was in Valley Memorial Park in Novato.



September 20, 1989

RICHARD S. ROBINSON

Richard Squire Robinson of Sausalito died Saturday, Sept. 16, 1989, at Kaiser Hospital in San Rafael following a long illness. He was 60.

Mr. Robinson was a native of Oakland. He was a longtime resident of Hawaii before moving to Sausalito a year and a half ago.

Mr. Robinson graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a degree in history.

He served in the Navy during the Korean War.

Mr. Robinson worked as a customer service representative for Pan American Airlines for 18 years. After that, he became a chef at the Kahi Mohala Hospital in Honolulu.

Mr. Robinson was member of the Delta Upsilon fraternity and the Chef D ‘Cuisine Association.

He is survived by his wife of 11 years, Elizabeth Robinson of Sausalito; three sons, Peter Robinson of Honolulu, Timothy Robinson of San Francisco and Nathaniel Robinson of Palo Alto; a daughter, Sarah Robinson of San Francisco; a brother, William Robinson of Moraga; and a granddaughter.

A memorial service has been held.



Bob Turner died Marin Co. 12-21-1989


September 21, 1989

BEN COLEMAN MONEY

Ben Coleman Money of Novato died at home Tuesday, Sept. 19, 1989, after a long illness. He was 50.

Mr. Money was born in Texas and had resided in Marin for t he past year and a half.

He was a retired florist and former architect.

Memorial services will be held in Gladewater, Texas.

Mr. Money is survived by two daughters, Teresa Miller of Lubbock, Texas, and Allyson Money of Brownwood, Texas; two sons, Blake Money of Brownwood and Barry Money of Novato; two brothers, Lewis Money of Houston and Jerry Money of Gladewater; four sisters, Juanita Allen, Earlene Edwards, Sandra Martin, all of Gladewater, and Mary Smith of Gillette, Wyo.; his mother, Nannie Mae Money of Gladewater; and four grandchildren.

Private inurnment will be in Rosedale Cemetery in Gladewater, Texas.

Arrangements were by Mount Tamalpais Mortuary in San Rafael.



Jim Dunn died Sonoma Co. 9-22-1989


Craig Scott died Santa Cruz Co. 10-10-1989


November 9, 1989

DANIEL Z. ALEXANDER

Daniel Z. Alexander, a Corte Madera resident, died Sunday, Nov. 5, 1989, at home. He was 38.

Mr. Alexander was born in New York and moved to Marin nine years ago.

He worked as a clerk with the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

At his request, no service was held. Arrangements were handled by Daphne Funerals.



November 12, 1989

EDWARD PADUCH

Edward Paduch of Mill Valley died Thursday, Nov. 2, 1989, at his home after a long illness. He was 46.

Mr. Paduch was born in Passaic, N.J., and lived in San Francisco for 20 years before moving to Mill Valley a year ago.

He served in the Army for three years.

Mr. Paduch was a self-employed carpenter for 20 years in San Francisco and Marin.

He is survived by his mother, Olive Paduch of Clifton, N.J.; a brother, Alfred Paduch of Jamesville, N.C.; and a sister, Mary Dutschmann of Walkwick, N.J.

No service is planned.



November 16, 1989

GREGORY J. CAVA

Gregory J. Cava of Sausalito, a marketing representative for Pacific Telesis, died Monday, Nov. 13, 1989, at Mount Zion Hospital in San Francisco. He was 38.

Mr. Cava was a native of San Francisco.

He had worked for Pacific Telesis in San Francisco for the past 10 years.

Survivors include his parents, Olga and Baptiste Cava of San Mateo; and two sisters, Gail Cava Campbell of Portland, Ore., and Roberta Robinson of San Rafael.

A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Chapel of the Hills mortuary in San Anselmo. Entombment will be at the Italian Cemetery in Colma.

His family prefers memorial gifts to a favorite charity.



Mark Ferguson died Marin Co. 11-20-1989


Wesley Decker died Marin Co. 11-29-1989


January 19, 1990

DONALD L. SUHR

Donald L. Suhr of San Rafael died at home Monday, Jan. 15, 1990, after a long illness. He was 67.

Mr. Suhr was born in Great Falls, Mont., and graduated from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

As an officer in the Marine Corps during World War II, he took part in the Iwo Jima invasion and was one of the few surviving lieutenants.

Following the war, he studied photography at the San Francisco Art Institute under Ansel Adams and Miner White.

After his studies, Mr. Suhr returned to Great Falls and joined his father in the family auto agency. In 1962, he sold the business and moved to Marin.

He lived in Marin for 28 years and was a real estate broker until 1987. He continued photography after his retirement from real estate.

Mr. Suhr has no immediate survivor.

At his request, there will be no service.



February 24, 1990

JOHN DAULTON

John Daulton of Novato died Thursday, Feb. 15.

He was 49.

Arrangements were handled by the Neptune Society.



March 23, 1990

CURT W. BANK

Curt W. Bank of San Rafael died Tuesday, March 20, 1990 at Marin General Hospital. He was 45.

The Neptune Society is handling arrangements.



April 20, 1990

ROBERT LINDEN LITTLE

Robert Linden Little, a San Rafael resident, died Wednesday, April 18, 1990, at home after a lengthy illness. He was 39.

He was born in San Francisco. For the past 16 years he was an officer of the family business, George E. Reed and Associates of San Francisco.

Mr. Little was a graduate of Redwood High School and received a bachelor’s degree in accounting at Sacramento State University.

He was a performer for many years with the Novato Community Players. He was also an active member of the St. Francis Yacht Club of San Francisco and Community Congregational Church in Tiburon.

He is survived by his wife, Claudette Little of San Rafael; a son, Ryan Little of San Rafael; a daughter, Marcelle-Mae Little of San Rafael; his parents, John and Marelle Little of Corte Madera; a brother, John Little of Chico; and a sister, Sue Ghilotti of Sonoma.

A memorial service will be at 12:30p.m. Saturday at Community Congregational Church in Tiburon.

The family prefers memorial donations to be made to the Community Congregational Church, 145 Rock Hill Road, Tiburon.

Arrangements were handled by the Neptune Society of San Rafael.



May 8, 1990

MICHAEL DEAN McVEY

Michael Dean McVey of Mill Valley died Saturday, May 5, 1990, of lymphoma cancer at a home in Mill Valley. He was 31.

Mr. McVey was born in Idaho. He grew up in Oregon.

He volunteered for t he organization Ellipse in San Mateo County before moving to Marin.

Mr. McVey was employed for two years as the general manager of Sausalito Stationers. He was also a volunteer for t he Marin AIDS fund as a fundraiser before his illness.

Mr. McVey died at the home of his good friend, Dan Riffin.

He is survived by his mother and father, Vanetta and Ray McVey of Elgin, Ore.; three sisters, Julia Manley, Diana Croucher and Kayla Durfee, all of Oregon; and a brother, Tim McVey of Nashville,Tenn.

Memorial services will be held at 7p.m. Wednesday, May 9, at the Church of Christ Community church, 8 Olive St., Mill Valley.

Donations are preferred to Hospice of Marin, Cancer Care, or the Marin AIDS Fund.

Arrangements are by Russell and Gooch in Mill Valley.



May 10, 1990

CLYDE R. PARSLEY

Clyde R. Parsley of Sausalito died Tuesday, May 8, 1990, at his home after a long illness. He was 41.

He was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, and graduated from a computer school in Cincinnati.

Mr. Parsley moved to San Francisco in 1980. He lived in Marin County for the last five to six years, first in San Anselmo and then Sausalito.

He was a dental technician for Empire Dental Lab in San Francisco.

He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Liza Pearl Mullens and Charles Mullens of Kentucky; four brothers, William Parsley of Hawaii, Gary Parsley of Indiana, Larry Parsley of Cincinnati and Roger Parsley of Washington; his grandfather, Gilbert Baker of Manchester, Ky.; and his longtime friend, Steven Roth of Sausalito.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Daphne-Fernwood Mortuary Chapel in Mill Valley.

A memorial service also will be May 27 in Cincinnati.

Memorials can be sent to the Marin AIDS Support Network, G. St.., Suite No. 4, San Rafael, 94901.



July 4, 1990

JAMES BARONI

James L. Baroni, a 45-year-old Sausalito man, died Saturday, June 30, 1990, at his home of AIDS.

Mr. Baroni was born in Oakland and attended Tomales High School.

He also attended Santa Rosa Junior College, the College of Marin and San Francisco State University.

He was employed as a bar manager of the Castro Station in San Francisco.

He lived in Sausalito for 13 years.

He was named bar manager of the year in San Francisco in 1987, 1988 and 1989.

Mr. Baroni was very active in AIDS support groups in the Bar Area.

He was the honorary co-chair for the AIDS Emergency Fund in San Francisco for 1990and was awarded the 1990 Cable Car Award for Man of the Year.

He also did volunteer work for Shanti, the San Francisco Band Foundation, the Coming Home Hospice and Project Inform.

His hobbies included classic cars and traveling.

He is survived by his parents, Jim and Pierina Baroni of Petaluma; a sister, Darlene Baroni of San Rafael; and a longtime companion, Art Tomaszewski of Sausalito.

A memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Parent-Sorensen Mortuary in Petaluma.

A celebration of his life also will be held by friends at 7 p.m. July 30 at 355 Buena Vista East, Park Hill Apartment Recreation Room, San Francisco.

Donations are preferred to the AIDS Emergency Fund, 1550 California St., Suite #3, San Francisco 94109.



August 1, 1990

JORGE H. MANSILLA

Jorge H. Mansilla of San Rafael died Monday, July 30, 1990, at Kaiser Hospital in Terra Linda. He was 58.

Mr. Mansilla was born in Chile. He had resided in Marin for 20 years.

He had been a banker for 25 years and was a vice president of Citicorp Bank.

Mr. Mansilla is survived by two brothers and two sisters.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10:30a.m. Saturday at the Mission San Rafael Archangel.

Arrangements were by Keaton’s Mortuary in San Rafael.



August 22, 1990

EDWARD M. KERNS

Edward Milton Kerns, a resident of San Rafael, died Friday, Aug. 17, 1990, at home.

Arrangements were handled by Keaton’s Mortuary in San Rafael.



August 15, 1990

DOUGLAS KENT GRAVES

Douglas Kent Graves of Corte Madera died Saturday, Aug. 11, 1990, at Marin General Hospital following a long illness. He was 43.

He was born in Hollywood. He was a recording engineer and had lived five years in Marin County.

He is survived by his parents, Theno F.Graves and Josephine Graves of Whittier.

At his request, no services will be held. His remains will be scattered at sea.

Arrangements were by Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery in San Rafael.



August 24, 1990

JERRY EDWARD KEITH

Jerry Edward Keith, a six-month resident of Tiburon, died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 1990, at his home after a three-year illness. He was 43.

Mr. Keith was a native of Pomona. He had a degree in production design from North Carolina State University.

He worked as a remodeler.

Before moving to Tiburon, Mr. Keith lived in San Francisco for 10 years.

He is survived by his mother, Elizabeth Keith of Bloomington, Ind., and a brother, Brian Keith, also of Bloomington.

A private service was held.

The family prefers memorial gifts to Marin AIDS Support Network in San Rafael.



September 7, 1990

TERRY S. BAILEY

Terry S. Bailey of Mill Valley died Aug. 30, 1990, at his home. He was 40.

Mr. Bailey was a native of Wisconsin. He was a self-employed building contractor.

He is survived by a brother, Jeff Bailey of Chico.

Local arrangements wee handled by Daphne Fernwood Mortuary, Mill Valley.



October 4, 1990

JOHN VAN SCHOELANDT

John Van Schoelandt of San Rafael died Sunday, Sept. 30, 1990, at his home. He was 41.

He was born in Dublin, Ireland and moved to Marin 10 years ago.

He had been a teacher and had worked in advertising sales for the San Francisco Chronicle.

Survivors are his parents, John H. and Josephine Van Schoelandt, and a sister, Kathleen Henehan, all of Kansas.

A memorial Mass was held Wednesday in Mill Valley.

Inurnment will be in Kansas.



October 31, 1990

TODD MEEKS

Todd Wayne Meeks died at home Sunday, Oct. 21 in San Rafael after a lengthy illness. He was 27.

Arrangements were handled by the Neptune Society.



November 2, 1990

ROY H. MARLEY

Roy H. Marley of San Anselmo died Monday, Oct. 29, 1990, at Kaiser Hospital in Terra Linda. He was 44.

Mr. Marley was born in London. He had resided in Marin for the past 11 years.

Mr. Marley had worked as a short order cook for a San Francisco hotel.

He is survived by his parents, Vera and Robert Marley of Pagham Bogner Regis, England.

A private service has been held.

Arrangements were by the Russell & Gooch Funeral Chapel in Mill Valley.



November 18, 1990

DAVID M. ELLISON

David McDannald Ellison of San Anselmo died Thursday, Oct. 25, 1990, at this home after a long battle with AIDS. He was 44.

He was born and raised in Portland, Ore.

He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics from Claremont Men’s College in Claremont in 1968.

He was a captain and management analyst in the Army and served in Europe.

He left the military in 1972 and moved to San Anselmo in 1975.

Mr. Ellison was an auditor analyst for Aetna Life Insurance Co. in Marin County for 15 years.

He is survived by a half sister, Evelyn Lenz of St. Paul, Minn.; his long-time companions, Billy Claypool and Larry Fusch, both of San Francisco; and his friend, Tim Cook of San Anselmo.

A memorial service will be at 2p.m., Dec. 1, at t he Chapel of the Hills, 330 Redhill Ave., San Anselmo. Inurnment will be in Mountain View Cemetery, Walla Walla, Wash.

Memorial gifts are preferred to Marin AIDS Support Network, 4 G St., San Rafael, 94901, or the AIDS support group of your choice.



November 27, 1990

MICHAEL TWITCHELL

Michael Twitchell of San Rafael died Sunday, Nov. 18, 1990, at home. He was 32.

Mr. Twitchell was a native of Utica, N.Y. He was a graduate of Mount Senario College in Wisconsin.

Mr. Twitchell lived in Dallas, Texas, for many years before moving to California. He had lived in Marin for about a year.

He worked as a property manager.

He is survived by his father, Frank Twitchell of Texas; his mother, Virginia Backusis of New York; three brothers, Terry Twitchell of San Rafael, Brian Twitchell of New York and Frank Twitchell of Colorado; and two sisters, Bonnie Niles and Shelly Jones, both of New York.

Private family services were held Sunday.

The family prefers memorial gifts to any organization serving people with AIDS.



December 15, 1990

CHESTER McCOURT

Chester McCourt, a retired Sausalito investment broker and avid world traveler, died at Marin General Hospital Wednesday, Dec. 5 after a long illness. He was 71.

Mr. McCourt, a descendant of a pioneer San Francisco family, was born in the city in 1919. According to an obituary penned by Mr. McCourt before he died, his grandmother was the late socialite J. Lillian Hohweisner. He wrote that he was educated in Washington state.

Assistant San Francisco District Attorney Charles Haines, Mr. McCourt’s executor and friend, said that Mr. McCourt lived for many years in Monterey. He moved to Sausalito in 1975.

He described Mr. McCourt as an avid traveler and bon vivant.

“Chester traveled everywhere,” said Mr. Haines. “Europe, Africa, The Far East. He’d go to a place like the Dominican Republic and stay for six months – just live there. He liked to party and have a good time.”

He said that Mr. McCourt had friends all over the world.

Most of Mr. McCourt’s estate is going to charity, Haines said.

No services were held.

Arrangements were by Nixon’s Undertakers Service in San Francisco. Burial was at Tulocay Cemetery in Napa, next to his partner of 35 years, Walter J. Magnoni.

At Mr. McCourt’s request, friends are urged in lieu of flowers to “go out and have a good time.”



December 27, 1990

CHRIS M. JENSEN

Chris M. Jensen of Sausalito died Sunday, Dec. 23, 1990, of cancer at home. He was 30.

He was born in Phoenix. He moved to Marin in 1984 to operate his family’s video store, Video Box Office, in San Rafael.

Mr. Jensen attended California State University in Sacrament.

He was an accomplished basketball player. He played center for the Sacramento City College basketball team, the Panthers. In 1979 and 1980, the Panthers won the Sacramento conference championship title. In 1982, Mr. Jensen played starting center for the Sacramento State Hornets and later played in the Drake Basketball League from 1984 until 1990.

He is survived by his mother, Joan Jensen of Sausalito; his son, Christopher Jensen of San Rafael; four sisters, Julie Jensen of Vancouver, Wash.; Nancy Devaurs of Shaver Lake, Fresno County; Lisa Jensen of Sacramento; and Lori Jensen of Corte Madera.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Luke Presbyterian Church in San Rafael.

Memorial contributions may be made to a college foundation for Mr. Jensen’s son, Christopher, c/o First Interstate Bank, 101 Tiburon Blvd., Mill Valley, 94941.



January 2, 1991

DAVID C. MARCUS

David C. Marcus of Sausalito, who in 1989 was honored for his public speaking on AIDS, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 1990, at Marin General Hospital. He was 48.

He was born in West Covina.

He worked for many years as a flight attendant and served on the last Pan Am Airlines flight of “Operation Baby Lift,” the 1974 effort to fly Amerasian children out of Vietnam to the United States.

Mr. Marcus was a member of the Marin AIDS Group and won that organization’s 1989 award for “Speaker of the Year” for his public speaking on AIDS.

He was also a member of the Sausalito Historical Society and was a guild actor who performed with American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, and also appeared on television and films.

His survivors include three sisters, Maria Lane of Novato, Norma McIntyre of Los Angeles and Marilyn Allen of Pasadena and a brother, Marvin Marcus of Santa Barbara.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. today at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Larkspur.

A second funeral will be held in Pasadena.

Burial will be at the Resurrection Cemetery in South San Gabriel.

Memorial donations are preferred to Hospice of Marin.



Carlos Celis died San Francisco 1-3-1991


January 12, 1991

H. MICHAEL HOFFSIS

H. Michael Hoffsis of San Rafael died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 1991. He was 47 years old.

He was a native of Ohio, and lived in Marin County for 10 years.

Mr. Hoffsis was an employee of Montgomery Ward for several years before operating his own cleaning service.

He leaves no surviving family.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Marin Lutheran Church in Corte Madera. A reception following the service will be held at the home of Sandra and Michael Wornum at 570 Riviera Circle in Larkspur.



January 22, 1991

KENNETH RIBARICH

Kenneth Ribarich of Sausalito died Saturday, Jan. 19, 1991, at home, following a lengthy illness. He was 44.

He was born in Berkeley in 1947 and was a resident of Sausalito for 19 years.

He was educated in the East Bay and received his cosmetology training in London.

Mr. Ribarich was the co-owner of the Inn Stylist in San Rafael for 14 years.

“Ken will be missed by his many friends and clients,” said his friend and business partner, Russ Worley of Mill Valley.

Mr. Ribarich is survived by his mother and father, Violet and Joseph Ribarich of Richmond; and a brother, Larry Ribarich of Pleasant Hill.

A memorial service will be at 7 tonight at Russell and Gooch Mortuary, 270 Miller Ave., Mill Valley.

Memorial contributions are preferred to Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Ave., Corte Madera, 94925.

Arrangements are being handled by Russell and Gooch.



February 16, 1991

JOHN RICHARD MEYERS

John Richard Meyers, a wall covering installer and interior designer, died Wednesday in his San Rafael home of an AIDS-related illness. He died on his 46th birthday.

Mr. Meyers was born and reared in the Sicily Island area of Louisiana. He studied art at Louisiana State University, University of Southwest Louisiana and Mexico City University. He graduated from the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design in San Francisco.

He came to San Francisco in 1969. Thirteen years ago he moved to San Rafael, where he owned his own wall-covering business.

He was a longtime gay rights and AIDS activist and a founder of the Marin AIDS Support Network. He was a supporter of the Ministry of Light and a member of the Marin Democratic Club, the Rainbow Coalition and various conservation and civic rights organizations.

He was especially proud of his role in training hundreds of Marin AIDS Support Network volunteers.

“Everything he did came back to him,” said Richard Payne, his longtime companion. “The friends and volunteers who helped in every conceivable way during the last month of his life were a real tribute to who he was and what he had accomplished.”

“My wonderful friendships have been one of the most sustaining things of my life,” Mr. Meyers said in an interview a week before his death. “I am totally at peace and very happy.”

Nr. Meyers was stricken with pneumoncyctis pneumonia in January, but elected to die without medication or hospitalization.

“I’m just going home,” he said. “I know I’ll be back, and ultimately we’ll see each other again and all have fun together.”

Friends held a small memorial service at his home. A larger service will be held at a time to be scheduled.

Mr. Meyers is survived by Richard Payne of San Rafael; a brother, Charlie Meyers of Lakewood, Colo.; and many relatives in Louisiana and the Sacramento area.

Memorial contributions can be made to Marin AIDS Support Network, 1660Second St., San Rafael, 94901, or Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Ave., Corte Madera, 94925.



February 28, 1991

WILLIAM C. WEBB III

William C. Webb IV (sic) of San Francisco, a former Novato resident and a certified public accountant, died Saturday, Feb. 23, 1991, at University of California Medical Center in San Francisco following a short illness. He was 30.

Mr. Webb was a certified public accountant and the audit manager at KPMG Peat Marwick in San Francisco for eight years.

He lived in Novato at various times over 10 years.

Mr. Webb graduated with a degree in accounting in 1983 from the University of California at Chico. Mr. Webb also was a 1979 graduate of Novato High School.

He was a member [of] the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Accountants.

Mr. Webb enjoyed traveling, and he was an avid golfer.

He is survived by his parents, Marilyn Webb and William Charles Webb III of Novato; a brother, Mark Webb of Albuquerque, New Mexico; and a sister, Kristin Domenichelli of Sacramento.

Private services have been held.

Burial is at Oakmont Cemetery, Healdsburg.



Greg Bentley died San Francisco 3-5-1991


March 13, 1991

REBECCA REISS

Rebecca Reiss of Mill Valley, a public health care specialist, died Saturday, March 9, 1991, at T.K. Davies Hospital in San Francisco of AIDS. She was 34.

After graduating with honors from the University of California at Santa Cruz, she received a masters degree in public health from Hunter College in New York City.

Her commitment to providing access to health care for everyone led to her career in public health. She devoted four years of her life in preventive care in New York, followed by six years of service in primary health care in East Africa, before she returned to Mill Valley in 1989.

Miss Reiss had articles published in the United States and elsewhere about health care and health issues in African nations. She was an active contributor to AIDS prevention and education.

She was born in Salt Lake City. Miss Reiss was raised in Marin, until she left for college. She attended Pacific Crest High School in Terra Linda.

Miss Reiss loved sports, especially swimming, which she won many medals and awards for over the years. Her other hobbies included photography and painting.

She is survived by her mother, Ann K. Reiss of Greenbrae; two sisters, Diana Reiss-Koncar of Berkeley, and Suzanna Reiss-Koncar of San Francisco; a brother, Andrew A. Reiss of San Rafael; and a grandmother, Nettie R. Reiss of Boca Raton, Fla.

A memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Marinwood Community Center, Miller Creek Road.

The family prefers memorial contributions to Marin Aids Support Network in San Rafael, the Center for Attitudinal Healing in Tiburon or Project Inform in San Francisco.



March 23, 1991

JAMES L. FRANKLIN

James L. Franklin of Bolinas died after a long illness Tuesday, March 19, 1991. He was 36.

A native of Indiana, he attended the California School of Arts and Crafts in Oakland in 1981.

Mr. Franklin, a Marin resident for seven years, was a customer service representative for Home Federal Savings in Mill Valley.

He is survived by his mother, Sylvia Franklin of Indianapolis; three sisters, Dava Zerfas of West Palm Beach, F la., Susan Franklin of Greenwood, Ind., and Carly Franklin of Indianapolis; his grandmother, Elizabeth Taylor of Indianapolis; one niece; one nephew; and one great-niece. He is also survived by his partner in life, John Urmston of Bolinas.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Marin AIDS Project, 1660 Second St., San Rafael, 94901.

Private family services will be held.

Russell & Gooch handled the arrangements.



March 27, 1991

MARY TONGUE PAYNE

Mary Tongue Payne, a longtime resident of Forest Knolls, died Wednesday, March 20, 1991, at Marin General following a long illness. She was 43.

Miss Payne, a native of New York, was a longtime resident of Forest Knolls.

She was known as a humanist, naturalist, philanthropist, citizen diplomat and adventurer.

Miss Payne worked at developing a health clinic project in Haiti and was involved with health care and improving the environments in various towns in Haiti and Mexico.

In the Soviet Union, Miss Payne was involved in citizen diplomacy. In addition, she worked in the United States in the related fields.

She had a deep and abiding respect for nature, especially gardens, flowers and animals.

Miss Payne is survived by her mother, Frances Payne of Columbia, Mo.; a sister, Frances DuPriest of Beaufort, S.C.; two brothers, John Payne of Tucson, Ariz., and Bill Payne of Prescott, Ariz.

Memorial contributions are preferred to Marin Aids Hospice, c/o Hartford Street Zen Center, 57 Hartford, San Francisco 94114 or Reaching Out, c/o Choice Point, 1543 Lakeside Drive, Oakland 94612.

Services will be announced in the future.

The Neptune Society handled arrangements.

Michael Vayssie died Marin Co. 4-20-1991



April 5, 1991

LOUIS MORGAN V

Louis Morgan V of Simi Valley, a former Marin resident, died at his home Thursday, April 4, 1991. He was 44.

He was a native of Chicago. Mr. Morgan served in the Army from 1966 to 1968. In 1976, he graduated from the University of California, Long Beach, and relocated t o San Francisco.

He moved to Mill Valley in 1985; he moved to Ventura County in 1990.

He worked as a space planner, designer and illustrator for Baldwin-Clarke Associates Inc., an interior architectural firm in San Francisco. He later became a self-employed designer and illustrator.

He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Marin County AIDS Support Network and the San Francisco AIDS Commission.

He is survived by his sister, Betty Lou Asato of Simi Valley, and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Reardon Simi Valley Mortuary Chapel.

Memorial services in Marin are pending for May.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Marin County AIDS Support Network, 4 G St., Suite No. 4, San Rafael 94901.

Reardon Simi Valley Mortuary handled the arrangements.



April 21, 1991

RONALD S. SEARS

Ronald S. Sears of Sausalito, a longtime resident of Marin County, died from complications arising from AIDS, Thursday, April 18, 1991, at Kaiser Hospital in San Rafael. He was 40.

Mr. Sears was a self-employed landscaper for 15 years. A private memorial service was held Saturday at his Sausalito home.

He is survived by his mother, Alice Sears of Danville; a brother, Ronald Sears of Tiburon; and two sisters, Karen Brower of Laguna Beach and Susan Davis of Danville.

The family prefers memorial contributions to the Marin AIDS Project, 4 G St., San Rafael.



April 25, 1991

FRANCES E. BOLEI

There will be an informal memorial service from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Muir Woods Park Improvement Club from Frances E. Bolei of Mill Valley, a former legal secretary and a jazz fan.

Mrs. Bolei, 58, died unexpectedly Sunday, April 21, 1991, at her home.

She was born in Portland, Ore., and grew up in Los Angeles, graduating from Hollywood High School. She had lived in Mill Valley for 27 years.

She formerly worked as a legal secretary for many years.

She had a long interest in jazz and was the producer of the Marin jazz festival in 1985, “Jazz on the Mountain.”

She was a founding member of Bridge the Gap, an organization that helps people with AIDS.

Mrs. Bolei is survived by her husband, Marvin A. Bolei of Mill Valley; her daughter, Maria E. Bolei of Castro Valley; and two stepchildren, mark and Christopher Bolei, both of San Rafael.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Marin AIDS Support Network, 4 C St., Suite 1, San Rafael 94901.



Leonard Largeteau died Marin Co. 5-2-1991


Mike Stevens died Marin Co. 5-17-1991


May 24, 1991

RONALD MARINO DORSETT

Ronald Marino Dorsett, a Sausalito resident and self-employed textile designer, died of AIDS on Sunday, May 19, 1991, at Marin General Hospital. He was 37.

Mr. Dorsett was born in Seattle, Wash. He moved with his family to Stockton at age 5. About six years later, the family moved to a farm in Monitor, Ore.

He went to grammar school in Monitor and graduated as an honor student from nearby Silverton High School.

He moved to San Francisco and soon traveled to Europe. Upon his return, he attended the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and Parson’s School of Design, also in New York City. He graduated from both.

Five years ago, he moved to Sausalito and began working as a textile designer for Levi-Strauss.

He loved movies, music and plays.

Mr. Dorsett is survived by his parents, Ernie and Marlene Dorsett of Vancouver, Wash.; three sisters, Jeanne Call of Gig Harbor, Wash., Judy Miller of Eugene, Ore., and Jill Weber of Portland; and a grandfather, William Isbell of Stockton.

The funeral will be conducted by his family today in Portland. Burial will take place at Mount Calvary, Portland.

The family prefers memorial gifts to Marin AIDS Project in San Rafael.



Clarence Ross died S.F. 7-3-1991


July 21, 1991

JOHN R. BOTHWELL

John R. Bothwell of Corte Madera died Wednesday, July 10, 1991, at Novato Convalescent Hospital after a long illness. He was 59.

He was born in Illinois. He moved to San Francisco 40 years ago, and then to Corte Madera three years ago.

Mr. Bothwell was a transportation manager for San Francisco Municipal Railway.

He graduated from the University of California at Davis.

There are no survivors in his immediate family.

A memorial service is being planned.

Donations are preferred to Hospice of Marin.



August 8, 1991

MICHAEL P. LANHAM

Michael P. Lanham of Woodacre died after a long illness Tuesday, Aug. 6, 1991, at his home. He was 34.

Mr. Lanham, a native of Marin County, graduated from Marin Catholic High School. He also attended College of Marin.

In the late 1970s he worked as a CYO camp counselor in Occidental. He went on to work as a counselor at the St. Vincent’s School for Boys in San Rafael.

In 1985 he became self-employed as a landscape artist.

Mr. Lanham was a member of the Marine Mammal Center. He enjoyed hiking and camping. He also enjoyed contemporary dancing.

He is survived by his daughter, Taylor Lanham Walsh of Mill Valley; his two guardians, his grandmother, Anna Lanham of San Anselmo and his aunt, Laurie Lanham of Woodacre; three sisters, Karie Miller of San Diego, Cindi Agnew of Walnut Creek and Kimberlyn Lanham-Snyder of Woodacre; one brother, Mark Smith of San Anselmo; two aunts, Blanche Schwartz of San Jose and Marie Eisen of Woodacre; and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral Mass is set for 2 p.m. today at St. Vincent’s School for Boys in San Rafael.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Ave., Corte Madera, 94925 or the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito.



August 8, 1991

WILLIAM R. STOVER

William R. Stover of San Rafael died Sunday, Aug. 4, 1991, at home. He was 50.

Arrangements are by the Neptune Society in San Rafael.



Herman Thompson died Marin Co. 8-12-1991


August 14, 1991

JOHN D. URMSTON JR.

John D. Urmston Jr. of Bolinas died unexpectedly of an AIDS related complication Thursday, Aug. 8, 1991, at Marin General Hospital. He was 44.

Mr. Urmston was a native of Milford, Mass. He graduated from the University of Nevada and earned his master’s degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Mr. Urmston served in the Navy for 12 years. He was a Vietnam veteran.

After moving to California in 1979, Mr. Urmston settled in San Francisco. He worked for 12 years at Bank of America in San Francisco; he was a vice president in the government relations division.

Mr. Urmston enjoyed jogging with his dogs on Bolinas Beach.

He is survived by a son, Zeke Urmston of Ventura; a daughter, Sara Urmston of Santa Barbara; his mother and step-father, Louise and Ed Folsom of Reno; his father, John D. Urmston Sr. of Wrentham; three brothers, James Urmston and Scott Warren, both of Reno, and William Urmston of Wrentham; four sisters, Susan Vowles and Joan Buonamici, both of Reno, Darla Potter of Foster City and Barbara Ross of Wrentham; and many nieces and nephews.

Mr. Urmston’s longtime companion, James Franklin of Bolinas, died earlier this year.

A gathering of friends and family is set for 1 p.m. Aug. 24. For information, friends and family may call 863-0137.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Marin AIDS Project, 1660 Second St., San Rafael 94901.

Russell & Gooch in Mill Valley handled the arrangements.

August 29, 1991



PATRICK J. PERKINS

Patrick Joseph Perkins of San Rafael died Tuesday, Aug. 20, 1991, at Maitri Hospice in San Francisco after a long illness. He was 38.

Mr. Perkins was a native of Kokomo, Ind. He graduated from Indiana University.

In 1978, he moved to Honolulu and worked as an administrative assistant for a local restaurant. He relocated to Marin County in 1984 and worked as an administrative assistant for Usagi Clothing Manufacturers in San Rafael.

During his illness, Mr. Perkins worked on watercolors, drawings and fabric paintings that were part of the “Art with AIDS” collection.

Mr. Perkins is survived by his parents, Joseph and Arlene Perkins of Kokomo; two sisters, Kathy Beck of Kokomo and Mary Perkins of San Rafael; two brothers, Don Perkins of Milwaukee, Wis., and Mike Perkins of San Jose, Costa Rica; and many nieces and nephews.

No services will be held.

The family prefers memorial contributions be sent to Marin AIDS Project, 1660 Second St., San Rafael 94901, or San Francisco AIDS Foundation, 25 Van Ness, Suite 660, San Francisco 94102, or Maitri AIDS Hospice, 61 Hartford St., San Francisco 94114.

Neptune Society in San Rafael handled the arrangements.



Roger Brown died San Francisco 8-31-1991


Bruce Duchac died San Francisco 9-4-1991


September 20, 1991

STEVEN DEETER

Steven Deeter of San Rafael died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 1991, at Marin General Hospital. He was 30.

He was a California native.

Mr. Deeter is survived by his father and stepmother, Roland and Elaine Deeter; a sister, Brigette Doden; and a brother, Robin Ferguson.

Friends are invited to attend funeral services at 11 a.m. Saturday at Keaton’s Mortuary in San Rafael. Private burial will follow.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Marin AIDS Project, 1660 Second St., San Rafael, 94901.

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Another obituary appeared in the Sept. 21 edition of the paper. Additional information:

Mr. Deeter died of AIDS; he was born in Madera; he was a manager at Bay Area Prep, a printing shop where he had worked for the past 8 years; he had sung in a band and done some improvisational acting; he was an avid bicyclist and was fond of animals. His sister Brigette was of Corte Madera and his sister (sic) Robin was of Santa Rosa.



September 20, 1991

PETER DiVENERE

Peter DiVenere of Fairfax died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 1991, at home following a battle with AIDS. He was 41.

Mr. DiVenere was a native of Chicago. He also lived in Oregon. He lived in Marin the last five years.

He was a self-employed computer graphic consultant for five years.

Mr. DiVenere free-lanced as a graphic designer and illustrator.

He studied architecture at the University of Illinois.

Mr. DeVenere is survived by his parents, Peter and Josephine DiVenere of Cape Corral, Fla.; a sister, Mar Katch, also of Cape Corral, Fla.; and a niece.

A gathering will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at his home in Fairfax.

Arrangements are by Mount Tamalpais Mortuary.

His family prefers memorial contributions to the Marin AIDS Project or the Center of Attitudinal Healing in Tiburon.



September 26, 1991

JEFFREY B. MINEAH

Jeffery (sic) B. Mineah of Larkspur died Saturday, Sept. 21, 1991. He was 35.

Mr. Mineah grew up in Marin. He attended Marin Country Day School in Corte Madera and Marin Academy in San Rafael. He graduated from Tamalpais High School.

After high school, Mr. Mineah started a home and office maintenance business in Marin. He was in business for 16 years.

Mr. Mineah enjoyed music and singing.

Mr. Mineah is survived by his parents, Barry and Dianne Mineah of Mill Valley; one sister, Kristin Mineah of Mill Valley; one brother, Mark Mineah of San Lorenzo; and his grandmother, Lucille Thompson of Sausalito.

Memorial services are pending.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Marin AIDS Project or Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Ave., Corte Madera 94925.

Russell & Gooch Funeral Chapel in Mill Valley handled the arrangements.

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October 15, 1991

Jeffrey B. Mineah

Memorial services for Jeffrey B. Mineah of Larkspur have been set for 5 p.m. Sunday at St. Stephen’s Church in Belvedere.

Mineah, a longtime Marin County resident, died Saturday, Sept. 21, 1991. He was 35.



Danny Cook died Marin Co. 10-10-1991


October 3, 1991

JOHN S. BURWELL

John Spottswood Burwell of Tiburon died Friday, Sept. 27, 1991, at his home after a long illness. He was 54.

He was born in North Carolina. Mr. Burwell graduated from Furman University in Greenville, S.C. He lived in Alameda County for the past 20 years. He relocated to Tiburon earlier this year.

Mr. Burwell was a private investigator. He also worked as a substitute teacher and taught kindergarten through eighth grade for a variety of schools in the East Bay, said his longtime companion, Chuck Larson Jr. of Tiburon.

He is survived by brothers and sisters who reside in the South.

Memorial services are pending.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Ave., Corte Madera 94925.



November 6, 1991

KENNETH KEEN

Kenneth Keen of San Rafael died Friday, Nov. 1, 1991, at Marin General Hospital, following a long illness. He was 44.

Born and reared in Princeton, Minn., Mr. Keen joined the Army, serving in Vietnam for two years with the finance division.

A trained computer programmer, Mr. Keen worked for John Hancock Insurance in Chicago and Oakland, until the firm relocated to Walnut Creek. He received a degree in computer science from San Francisco State University.

A San Rafael resident for the last three years, Mr. Keen also lived in a number of cities, including Chicago, San Francisco, New Jersey, Honolulu, Maui and Dallas.

He is survived by his parents, Ed and Betty Keen of Princeton, Minn.; three brothers, Phil Keen of St. Paul, Minn., and John and Tom Keen, both of Princeton, Minn., and a sister, Margaret Johnson of Zimmerman, Minn.

Services will be held in Princeton, Minn.

Memorial contributions are preferred to the Marin AIDS Project, 1660 Second St., San Rafael 94901.



November 14, 1991

DENNIS F. BRUNO

Dennis f. Bruno of San Rafael, a San Francisco hairstylist, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 1991, at his home in San Rafael after a long illness. He was 45.

He was a native of Chicago.

A hairstylist for more than 25 years, Mr. Bruno was the former owner of Bruno Hair Design’s in San Francisco.

He had been a Marin resident for 17 years.

Mr. Bruno is survived by a sister, Linda S. Bruno of San Rafael.

Private memorial services will be held.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Foundation for AIDS Research, 5900 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles 90036-5032 or Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Ave., Corte Madera 94925.

Russell & Gooch Funeral Chapel in Mill Valley handled the arrangements.



Bob Smekofski died San Francisco 11-15-1991


Adrianne McIntosh died Sonoma Co. 11-23-1991


November 28, 1991

ROBERT G. VOGEL

Robert G. Vogel of Greenbrae died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 1991, at his home after a long illness. He was 46.

Mr. Vogel was [a] self-employed gemologist.

He is survived by a sister, Nancy Taft of Maui, and one brother, Michael R. Vogel.

At. Mr. Vogel’s request, no services will be held.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Marin AIDS Support Network in San Rafael.

Chapel of Hills Mortuary in San Anselmo handled the arrangements.



November 30, 1991

GEORGE W. LOVE

George W. Love of Fairfax died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 1991, at Davies Medical Center in San Francisco after a long illness. He was 59.

A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Mr. Love moved to California in 1954.

He was a quality control analyst for the Defense Department. Mr. Love retired in 1987.

Mr. Love was a member of St. Rita’s Church in Fairfax.

Mr. Love enjoyed working on his home, yard and garden.

He is survived by three brothers, Raymond Love of Cleveland and Robert Love and Daniel Love, both of Los Angeles; three sisters, Alma Frolo and Therese Wyrzykowski, both of Cleveland, and Charlotte Smith of Dallas; and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his partner in life, Timothy Richardson of Fairfax.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at Keaton’s Mortuary in San Rafael.

The vigil service is set for 7 p.m. Monday at St. Rita’s Church, 100 Marinda Drive in Fairfax.

The funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church.



December 4, 1991

NANCY KOJAN

Nancy Kojan of Point Reyes died Friday, Nov. 22,1991. She was 54.

The Neptune Society in San Rafael handled the arrangements.



December 7, 1991

JOSE CHAVEZ

Jose Chavez of San Rafael died Monday, nov.25, 1991, at home after a 20-month illness. He was 37.

Born in El Salvador, Mr. Chavez came to live in San Rafael in 1981.

Mr. Chavez was employed for two years with H&R Landscaping in San Rafael.

He is survived by his mother, Angela Chavez in El Salvador; two brothers, Nicholas Molina of San Rafael and Juan Antonio Chavez of El Salvador.

No services were held.



Ben Munson died Marin Co. 12-8-1991


Terry Tibbett died Sonoma Co. 12-25-1991


Oscar Martinez died Los Angeles Co. 1-6-1992


January 8, 1992

CHARLES CATHCART

Charles Henry Cathcart of Mill Valley, died Monday, Dec. 30, 1991, at Kaiser hospital in Terra Linda. He was 41.

Mr. Cathcart was born in North Carolina. He resided in Marin the past two years.

Mr. Cathcart was an assistant manager for Long’s Drugs.

He had no known immediate survivors.

A memorial service was held.



January 9, 1992

ANTHONY B. THOMAS

Anthony Bernard Thomas of San Rafael died Friday, Dec. 27, 1991, in San Rafael at a convalescent home after a long illness. He was 50.

A native of Washington, D.C., Mr. Thomas had been a Marin County resident for 15 years.

He worked as a shop manager at Golden Gate University in San Francisco. He retired in 1989.

He is survived by a son, Anthony B. Thomas of Washington, D.C.; a daughter, Anne Marie Thomas of Washington, D.C.; and three grandchildren.

Services will be held in Washington, D.C.



January 21, 1992

ROBERT ROY COOK

Robert Roy Cook of San Anselmo was found dead in his van Saturday, Jan. 18, 1992, in San Rafael. He was 35.

The Coroner’s Office is investigating the death, but no foul play is suspected.

Mr. Cook was a resident of Marin for 20 years.

He was a commercial painter.

Mr. Cook was an avid camper and fisherman.

Mr. Cook is survived by his mother, Helen Pitzer of San Pablo; his father, John Cook of San Francisco; two brothers, Meryl Cook of Fairfax and Kenneth Cook of San Pablo; and a sister, Diana Brown of Richmond.

A service will be held at 1 p.m. today at Valley Memorial Park Cemetery in Novato.

Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. at the cemetery before the service.

Arrangements are by Keaton’s Mortuary in San Rafael.

The family prefers memorial contributions to Easter Seals Society, 70 Skyview Terrace, San Rafael, 94903.



January 24, 1992

LOUIS HENRY PEIXOTTO

Louis Henry Peixotto of San Rafael died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1992, at his home after a long illness. He was 48.

Mr. Peixotto was born in San Francisco. He grew up in Port Orchard, Washington. He attended Olympia College in Washington and Golden Gate University in San Francisco.

He became a certified independent financial planner and worked as a free-lance planner, insurance agent and broker for many years.

He was a member of the Elks Club of San Rafael and the Marin County Bowling Association. He was past president of the San Rafael Jaycees in the 1970s and past president of the San Rafael Little League during the mid-1980s.

He is survived by his wife, Marie Peixotto of San Rafael; two sons, Steven Peixotto and Daniel Peixotto of San Rafael; his mother, Bernice Garland of Santa Rosa; two sisters, Toni Mawrence and Lorraine Sidwell, both of Port Orchard, Wash.; and many nieces and nephews.

Vigil services are set for 7 p.m. today at St. Sylvester’s Church in San Rafael.

A funeral will be celebrated at 12 p.m. Saturday at St. Sylvester’s Church, San Rafael. Burial will be private.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of Marin or Catholic Charities.



February 2, 1992

STEVEN FLOCCHINI

Steven Andrew Flocchini of Mill Valley, a cosmetologist at I. Magnin’s Hair Salon of San Francisco, died on Thursday, Jan. 30, 1992, at his home. He was 41.

Mr. Flocchini was born in Stockton. He lived in San Francisco before moving to Mill Valley three years ago.

He enjoyed travel and reading.

Mr. Flocchini is survived by his mother, Elsie Flocchini of Stockton; his stepfather, James Flocchini of Stockton; two sisters, Betty Fugazi of Olympia, Wash., and Sandra Sbragia of Stockton; and three stepsisters, Linda Jones of Bellevue, Wash., Patricia Schossow of St. Paul, Minn., and Diane Bauman of Newark.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 3 p.m. Monday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Larkspur.

The family prefers memorial donations to Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Drive, Corte Madera.



February 7, 1992

RICHARD A. HERSEY

Richard A. Heresy of San Anselmo, an AIDS activist who devoted the last six years of his life to fund-raising and educating others about the disease, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 1992, at home following complications from the virus. He was 41.

Mr. Hersey moved to San Anselmo recently after he became ill. He lived with his father, Paul Hersey and sister Judith Kern.

He was born in Pasadena.

A well-known AIDS activist from Long Beach, he helped found Being Alive, an organization that represents and assists people with the virus as well as family members. The group was also formed to educate citizens about the disease.

For the last six years, he devoted his life to fund-raising causes and AIDS education. He also cared for others with the virus. Three years ago, he accompanied actress Elizabeth Montgomery in a presentation of the AIDS quilt at the Queen Mary in Long Beach.

Mr. Hersey was a self-employed interior designer in Long Beach for 20 years, and was a yacht captain.

A private scattering of his ashes will be held off Catalina Island in Southern California.

In addition to his father and sister, Mr. Hersey is survived by another sister, Elizabeth Richardson of Mill Valley, and a brother, William Hersey of Marina Del Rey, Los Angeles County.

Mr. Hersey preferred that donations in his memory be made to The Shanti Project in San Francisco.

Arrangements are by Russell & Gooch Funeral Chapel in Mill Valley.



February 13, 1992

CAROLE MANLEY

A memorial service for Carole Cheritz Manley, a Greenbrae nurse who became a strong advocate for women with AIDS, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, at the Marin Art and Garden Center in Ross.

A report in Wednesday’s Marin Independent Journal gave the wrong date.

Manley, 45, died Feb. 11 from complications of AIDS. A mother of two daughters, Manley is acknowledged as one of the first Marin women to speak publicly about her battle with AIDS.



February 16, 1992

CHARLES ARTHUR BEVAN

Charles Arthur Bevan, a resident of San Rafael, died from AIDS Thursday, Feb. 13, 1992. He was 44.

Mr. Bevan was born in Monterey Park and moved to Marin 11 years ago. He was an administrator for the University of California, San Francisco, where he worked for 12 years. He held degrees in biology and chemistry from University of California, Irvine, and was interested in herbs, botany and bodybuilding. His friends knew him for his sense of humor and a commitment to helping others.

He is survived by his mother, Catherine Gigar of Crescent City; brother, James Bevan of Roseburg, Ore.; sister, Elyse Angel of Eden, Idaho; and a niece.

A candlelight memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Monday at 72 Maple Ave. in Fairfax with the Rev. Dave Jenkins presiding.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Hospice of Marin and the Marin AIDS Project.



February 27, 1992

KAY SWANSON

Kay Swanson, an executive secretary who lived in Larkspur, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 1992, at Marin General Hospital after a short illness. She was 50.

Ms. Swanson was born in Chilliwack, British Columbia. She lived in Santa Barbara and Seattle before settling in the Bay Area in 1983.

For the past four years, Ms. Swanson worked as assistant to the president at Global Business Network in Emeryville, a strategic planning firm for international businesses. Before that, she worked at the Dean Witter brokerage firm in San Francisco.

Ms. Swanson enjoyed music and dancing, and at one time was the assistant manager of Roland’s jazz club in San Francisco.

In recent years, Ms. Swanson spoke to women’s groups and served on panels for the speaker’s bureau of the Marin AIDS Project.

She is survived by her son, Anthony Ogden of Waikoloa, Hawaii, a sister, Lynn Green of San Jose, and two grandchildren.

Memorial services were held Wednesday.

The family asks that donations be made in her name to the Marin AIDS Project, 1660 Second St., San Rafael, 94901-2707.

Arrangements were by the Neptune Society in San Rafael.



Mark Biggs died Marin Co. 3-2-1992


March 17, 1992

MARTIN ALBERT KAUSER

Martin Albert Kauser of Novato died Tuesday, March 10, 1992. He was 57.

Arrangements are by the Neptune Society in San Rafael.



March 21, 1992

THOMAS O. MILBROOK

Thomas Owen Milbrook of San Anselmo, a retired Miller Creek School school teacher, died after a long illness Tuesday, March 17, 1992.

Mr. Milbrook died at home. He was 63.

A teacher with the Dixie School District for 30 years, he was one of the original teachers at Miller Creek Middle School in 1964. Mr. Milbrook primarily taught math and science, but will be remembered for his interest in politics. That interest carried over into school activities. Mr. Milbrook was actively involved in conducting mock elections at the school throughout the years.

“He was a popular teacher and will certainly be well remembered by his students,” said Judy Troy, a San Rafael resident and teacher who worked with Mr. Milbrook for 15 years.

He was a member of the California Teachers Association.

A native of Chicago, Ill., Mr. Milbrook was a graduate of the University of Missouri.

He enjoyed gardening and traveling.

Mr. Milbrook is survived by a sister, Margery Wilder of Norland, Wash., and two nephews.

At his request, no services will be held.

His family prefers memorial contributions to Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Ave., Corte Madera, 94925.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Neptune Society in San Rafael.



Ron Jacobs died San Francisco 4-5-1992


April 9, 1992

JOHN FLYNN

John Flynn of San Rafael died Saturday, April 4, 1992, at Marin General Hospital after a long illness. He was 44.

A native of New York state, Mr. Flynn worked as a travel agent in Texas before moving to San Rafael two years ago.

He is survived by his mother, Elizabeth Bradford of Tuckerton, N.J.; a sister, Kathleen DeMedici, also of Tuckerton, and a brother, Douglas Bradford of New York.

No local services are scheduled.

Arrangements are by Daphne Funerals Marin in Corte Madera.



April 9, 1992

BARRY C. WATERS

Barry Craig Waters of San Rafael died Sunday, April 5, 1992. He was43.

Mr. Waters was born in Los Angeles. He had also lived in San Francisco.

He was employed as a computer specialist for the U.S. Department of Education.

Mr. Waters is survived by his mother, Beverly Foster of San Rafael, and his brother, Brent Waters of Danville.

Services were scheduled at 4:30 p.m. today at the Community Congregational Church in Tiburon.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Marin AIDS Project, 1660 Second St., San Rafael, 94901-2707.



April 9, 1992

ROBERT GLENN TOCCI

Robert Glenn Tocci of Mill Valley, the West Coast sales manager for a New York clothing company, died Sunday, April 5, 1992, at Marin General Hospital of an AIDS-related illness. He was 41.

Mr. Tocci was born in New York and attended Manhattan Prep High School. He attended the University of Alabama and completed graduate studies in social work at the University of San Francisco.

After working with the developmentally disabled in Orange County for 12 years, he moved to the Bay Area and began his career in the retail business with Gene Hiller in San Francisco. He later joined Wilkes-Bashford in San Francisco. For the past three years, he had been the West Coast sales manager for Ermenegildo Zegna in New York.

Mr. Tocci is survived by his companion, John DiPietro of Mill Valley; his mother, Mrie Tocci of Larkspur; and a brother, Leo Tocci of New York.

A memorial Mass was celebrated Wednesday evening at the Most Holy Redeemer Church in San Francisco. It was followed by a reception at the Esprit Café.

His family asked that memorial contributions go to the Marin AIDS Project, 1660 Second St., San Rafael, 94941-2707.



April 15, 1992

STEVEN F. AMATO

Steven F. Amato of San Rafael died Monday, April 13, 1992, of pneumonia at Marin General Hospital. He was 33.

For the last two years, Mr. Amato was an instructor, training flight attendants and others who handled baggage and tickets at West American Airlines in Oakland. He began his career with the airline as a flight attendant.

As a young man, he joined the civil air patrol. He also was active in the ROTC at Novato High School. Mr. Amato was born and raised in San Rafael, and commuted to the school primarily for the program.

He continued his education at Oregon State University. He also served in the Air Force for two years before graduating.

Mr. Amato is survived by his parents, John and Catherine “Kay” Amato of San Rafael; three brothers, Sam Amato of Terra Linda, John Amato of Novato and Ted Amato of Fairfax; and two sisters, Frances Perry of Concord and Nadine Chapman of Novato.

Vigil services will be held at 9 a.m. today at St. Raphael’s Church in San Rafael. A funeral Mass will follow at 10 a.m.

Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery in San Rafael.

Arrangements are by Keaton’s Mortuary in San Rafael.



April 17, 1992

VALENTINE GABALDON II

Valentine Gabaldon II of San Rafael, a theatrical lighting technician, died Saturday, April 11, 1992, at his home of AIDS. He was 26.

Mr. Gabaldon was born in Gainsville, Fla. He settled in the Bay Area in 1982.

He was a self-employed theatrical lighting technician, working mostly in nightclubs in San Francisco.

Mr. Gabaldon appreciated music and played the flute, piano and clarinet.

He is survived by his mother, June Celeste of San Rafael and his father, Valentine Gabaldon of Florida.

Private services will be held.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Marin AIDS Project, 1660 Second Street, San Rafael, 94901.



May 8, 1992

EMILIO PEREZ

Emilio Perez of San Anselmo died Monday, May 4, 1992, at home. He was 38.

Arrangements are by the Neptune Society in San Rafael.



May 14, 1992

VIRGIL ‘MARK’ TIDWELL

Virgil “Mark” Tidwell of Novato died Tuesday, May 12, 1992, at his home in Novato of a brain tumor. He was 43.

Mr. Tidwell was born in New Mexico. He moved to the Bay Area two yeas ago and to Novato a year ago.

He attended college in Texas and received a degree in computer science systems. He also lived for a time in Hawaii and Arizona.

He formerly worked as a systems analyst for American Founders Life Insurance in Austin, Texas, and Phoenix for 15 years.

His hobbies included traveling, reading and working on his home computer.

Mr. Tidwell is survived by a brother, Ronnie Tidwell of Austin, and three sisters, Patsy of Dallas, Virginia of Germany and Irene of California.

A memorial service will be held June 13 in Austin. A private cremation will be conducted.

Local services are pending.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Marin AIDS Project.

Arrangements are by Russell & Gooch Funeral Chapel in Mill Valley.



May 15, 1992

MICHAEL WALTER MINGER

Michael Walter Minger, a 24-year-old Novato resident, died Wednesday, May 6, 1992, a home of complications from AIDS.

Mr. Minger worked as a certified nursing assistant in Cloverdale, until be became ill and moved back to Novato to live with his mother.

A native of Indianapolis, Ind., he came to Marin with his family 10 years ago, and was a graduate of Tamalpais High School. He also attended College of Marin where he did his general education studies.

Before moving to Cloverdale, Mr. Minger did everything from bookkeeping to reception work at Ross Valley Medical Clinic in Greenbrae.

Known for his quick wit and sense of adventure, Mr. Minger enjoyed climbing on Mount Tam, where he said he always felt free. He also enjoyed traveling, and he had a special fondness for Rome and London.

Mr. Minger is survived by his mother, Nina Minger of Novato; his grandmother, Betty Jean Ortiz of San Antonio, Texas; his grandfather, Mark Yenne of San Antonio; and a half-sister, Mary Mabery of Greenwood, Ind.

Memorial services are pending.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Marin AIDS Project, 1660 Second St., San Rafael, 94901, or Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Ave., Corte Madera 94925.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Neptune Society in San Rafael.



May 27, 1992

JOEL K. OLSON

Joel K. Olson of Mill Valley died Saturday, may 16, 1992, at home after a long illness. He was 50.

Born in Sleepy Eye, Minn., Mr. Olson graduated from high school there. He attended the School of Pharmacy at the University of Minnesota.

A pharmacist for 24 years, his most recent position was with the Haight Ashbury Free Clinic in San Francisco, where he was employed for more than a year. Previously, he served as the director of a pharmacy at Hoag Memorial Hospital in Newport Beach.

For the last five years, Mr. Olson lived in Marin.

Mr. Olson was close to his family and spent much of his spare time supporting his mother after his father died. He also enjoyed working in his garden. He was a former member of St. Mathew’s Lutheran Church in Evans, Minn.

Mr. Olson is survived by his mother, Cleo Olson of Sleepy Eye, Minn., and a sister, Nancy Jacob of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Funeral services were held in Sleepy Eye, Minn. He was buried in Prairie Cemetery in Prairieville Township, Minn.

Arrangements are by Russell & Gooch Funeral Chapel of Mill Valley.



June 16, 1992

PAUL H. SMITH

Paul H. Smith of San Anselmo died Thursday, June 11, 1992, at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco of AIDS. He was 48.

After three years in the Navy, Mr. Smith graduated from San Francisco State University and pursued a career in sales. More recently, he was president of his own company, Paul Smith & Co., representing a wide array of gift items throughout Northern California.

Earlier this year, he retired to devote time to family and friends, said his companion of 15 years, Gerald Reis of San Anselmo.

His home and garden in San Anselmo remain a tribute to his love of gardening, while his library will continue to speak of his passion for reading and music, Reis said.

“The strength he showed while living with the illness was an inspiration to his family and to countless friends,” Reis said.

“His wit, wisdom and delight in a good debate will not be forgotten.”

Mr. Smith leaves his father, Richard Smith of Orange; seven brothers, Tom, Jim, John, Ted, David and Chris Smith, all residents of California, and another brother, Case Smith of Colorado; four sisters, Penny Tenczar, Susan Youngmark, Allison Smith and Martha Stacey, all of California.

Mr. Smith also helped raise Gerald Reis’ two children, Jeremy of San Francisco and Anne Reis of Albuquerque, N.M.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Sweden Borgian Church at Lyon and Washington streets in San Francisco.

Memorial contributions are preferred to the Marin AIDS Project, 1660 Second St., San Rafael, 94901, or to Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Ave., Corte Madera, 94925.

Arrangements are by the Neptune Society of San Rafael.



July 9, 1992

RODNEY BRYAN WILD

Rodney Bryan Wild of Petaluma, a former resident of Novato, died of AIDS on Sunday, July 5, 1992, at Petaluma Valley Hospital. He was 41.

Mr. Wild worked recently as a student teacher. He taught social studies at Sinaloa Middle School and Novato High School.

He was born in Ames, Iowa, and grew up in Indianapolis. He graduated from Indiana University in 1972 and continued his graduate studies there.

While at Indiana University he was a member of the Singing Hoosiers, the Varsity Singers and the Opera Chorus.

He worked for a time as a research assistant to the mayor of Bloomington, Ind. In 1977, he began a nine-year career as a market analyst and operations manager on the trading floors of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Chicago Board of Trade.

In 1987, he relocated to the Bay Area and worked for three years as a compliance officer and market operations manager for Wilshire Discount Futures Inc. in Tiburon.

Mr. Wild then began to study for his teaching certificate at Sonoma State University and was a member of the university’s Bach Choir.

Mr. Wild had a variety of interests, including music, piano and politics.

He is survived by his parents, Gene and Betty Wild of Indianapolis; three sisters, Carolyn Wild, Rita Walsh and Susan Reime, all of Indiana; and his grandparents, Homer and Elizabeth Wild of Nebraska.

Private memorial services will be held.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Evangelical Free Church of Santa Rosa, 5146 Old Redwood Highway, Santa Rosa 95403.

Duggan Mission Chapel of Sonoma handled the arrangements.



July 11, 1992

RICHARD PAYNE

A memorial gathering will be held July 26 in San Rafael for AIDS activist Richard Payne, who died last week of the disease in a San Francisco hospice.

For 12 years, Payne, a resident of San Rafael, was a leader in Marin’s efforts to cope with AIDS. He helped found the Marin AIDS Support Network (MASN, now Marin AIDS Project) and was its president. He was past chairman of the Marin AIDS Task Force and the Marin AIDS Political Action Committee.

He also worked for public acceptance and legal protection for the gay and lesbian community. In January, he received Marin’s Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award for his contributions to civil rights.

Born in Stockton in 1939, Payne was a fifth-generation California. He attended St. Mary’s High School in Stockton and San Francisco State University. Before graduating he began work with Blue Shield of California in San Francisco, where he worked for 30 years, most recently as a marketing specialist.

Payne described his years in San Francisco, at the start of the gay civil rights movement, as “an incredible time for learning and growing.”

After moving to Marin, he and his friend John Meyers helped lay the groundwork for MASN and held the first fund-raiser in their home.

Bill Bullard, a Novato attorney, wrote the organization’s by-laws and became its first president. He called Payne a remarkable leader, “never pedantic or overbearing. He inspired people. He got things done.”

Tom Matteoli of San Rafael, a later MASN president, called Payne a mentor, who had “three remarkable dimensions – organizational, political and as a person of great compassion.”

The Rev. Jane Spahr of Spectrum (formerly the Ministry of Light) remembers meeting10 years ago with Payne and a handful of others to plan “how to empower the gay and lesbian community. He was a great strategist. He knew on several political levels what structures needed to be changed.”

His death marks “the end of an era,” Spahr said. “He was our history.”

Spahr will conduct the memorial service from 1 to 3 p.m. at Payne’s home, 133 Center Street, San Rafael.

During his illness, Payne was active in an HIV Support Group at The Center for Attitudinal Healing, both as a client and facilitator. Marilyn Robinson, director of education, praised him for bringing “so much awareness and so much compassion. I just adored him.”

In 1988 Payne wrote to the IJ deploring those who turned their backs on AIDS patients and urging increased education about the disease.

“A person with AIDS is not immoral,” he wrote. “He or she is simply a person who is ill. That person needs the care and understanding of our entire society.”

Payne lost many friends to the illness, including Meyers.

Many others rallied to his side when he was bedridden, according to his sister-in-law, Sue Payne of Sacramento. “They came to stay with himin12-hour shifts. There was just an incredible outpouring.”

In May, Payne moved to the Mai Tri Hospice in San Francisco, where he died on July 2, 1992.

In addition to his AIDS work, Payne was active in the Democratic Party and served on the North Coast region of the California Coastal Commission. He was an avid hiker and camper.

He is survived by his brother, Walter Payne of Sacramento, his sister-in-law, a nephew, Christopher Payne, and two nieces, Lori and Julie Payne.



July 12, 1992

STEPHEN F. GEHL

Stephen Francis Gehl, a tennis champion and orchestra violinist, died Monday, June 22, 1992, at his uncle’s Lagunitas home following a lengthy illness. He was 40.

Mr. Gehl was a native of San Francisco, where he graduated from Lowell High School and San Francisco State University.

He played violin for the San Francisco Ballet orchestra and served as concertmaster for numerous theater productions, including “Les Miserables,” “Cats” and others.

Mr. Gehl also performed in the Carmel Bach Festival and worked in musical production at George Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch in Marin County.

He was a 20-year member of American Federation of Musicians Local 6 and was active in Mensa Society.

An avid tennis player, Mr. Gehl was a division winner in past San Francisco city championships.

He is survived by his uncle, Art Holman of Lagunitas, and two sisters, Moira Abrahams of Sacramento and Anna Gehl of San Francisco.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Monday at the Chapels of Arthur J. Sullivan & Co. in San Francisco.

Memorial contributions are preferred to the Hospice of Marin.



July 22, 1992

ANDREW McLEAN

Andrew McLean of San Rafael died Wednesday, July 15, 1992, at Marin General Hospital of cancer. He was 41.

Mr. McLean was one of the founders and owners of Pick Me Up on Second Street in San Rafael. The commercial plant handled leasing, rental and maintenance company services for businesses throughout the state.

A Marin resident for 11 years, Mr. McLean came to the county after American Express bought Fireman’s Fund. He assisted in the reorganization of the company.

Mr. McLean received his master’s degree in business administration from Carleton University in Canada.

He is survived by his father, Mike McLean of Ottawa, and a sister, Joan Blaithewaite of Toronto.

A service and burial was held Friday at Fernwood Cemetery in Mill Valley.

Memorial donations may be sent to Marin General Hospital’s Share Care Unit, P.O. Box 8010, San Rafael, 94912-8010.



August 5, 1992

WALTER B. ROCKWELL

Memorial services have been set for Walter “Bruce” Rockwell of Fairfax who died Monday, Aug. 3, 1992, at home after a long illness. He was 44.

Friends and family are invited to meet at 11 a.m. Thursday at Daphne Fernwood Funerals of Marin, 301 Tennessee Valley Road, Mill Valley.

Survivors include his wife, Stacey Rockwell of Fairfax and his daughter, Alexis Rockwell of Fairfax.



August 7, 1992

JASON BERNARD

Jason Andrew Bernard, a former San Francisco bike messenger, died Monday, July 27, 1992, at his home in San Rafael after a long illness. He was 27.

A California native, Mr. Bernard moved to Marin two years ago. Before becoming ill, he delivered packages and documents by bicycle for a San Francisco courier company.

He is survived by his parents, Alan and Deana Bernard.

Arrangements were handled by Daphne Funerals of Marin.



August 27, 1992

LARRY J. ABREU

Larry J. Abreu of Novato, a Marin real estate agent for many years, died of AIDS Sunday, Aug. 23, 1992, at Marin General Hospital. He was 42.

Mr. Abreu was independently employed as a Realtor in the county for 12 years. He had worked in the real estate field since graduating from college.

He was born in Oakland and grew up in Castro Valley. He was a graduate of California State University, Hayward, where he studied political science.

He enjoyed camping and was especially fond of time spent at the beach, said his longtime companion, Harry Willoughby of Novato.

He is survived by his parents, Paul and Joyce Abreu of Vacaville; two brothers, Jerry Abreu of Vacaville and Paul Abreu of Alameda; and a sister, Joan O’Branovich of Suisun.

At his request, private memorial services will be held.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Ave., Corte Madera, 94925, or to the Share Care Unit at Marin General Hospital, c/o the Marin General Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 8010, San Rafael, 94912.

Arrangements are by Russell & Gooch Funeral Chapel in Mill Valley.



Bobby Richer died Marin Co. 8-30-1992


September 1, 1992

PETER RISDON

Peter Risdon of Mill Valley, who has been active in gay and AIDS groups since moving to Marin last year, died on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 1992, while on vacation in Portland, Ore.

Mr. Risdon, who was 33, died of an AIDS-related disease, according to his sister.

He was born in Toronto, Ontario, and lived for several years in New Jersey.

He attended the University of Kentucky for three years before joining the Air Force in 1983.

Mr. Risdon was a tech sergeant and served tours in England and Amsterdam before receiving a medical discharge last December.

In Marin, he was active in the Marin AIDS Project, other AIDS organizations and gay groups.

Mr. Risdon was also an artist, working in stained glass.

He is survived by his parents, Alan and Evelyn Risdon of Tucson, Ariz.; two sisters, Angela Risdon of Mill Valley and Iris Spriggs of Orangeville, Ontario, and two brothers, Gary Risdon of Mississauga, Ontario, and Alan Risdon of London, England.

A memorial service was held at the Ascension Chapel Episcopal Church in Portland.

The family requests memorial donations to a favorite AIDS charity.



September 12, 1992

W. EDWARD CATON

W. Edward “Ed” Caton of Fairfax, a travel agent and former hair-stylist, died Tuesday, Sept. 8, 1992, of AIDS while on a trip in the Lake Tahoe area. He was 51.

He was born in Julesburg, Colo. He moved to the Bay Area in the early 1960s and settled in Marin County in 1967.

He was the former owner of the Hairloom Salon in Larkspur and more recently Shay Hair Care in Mill Valley.

He was also a costume designer, and won various awards for his designs.

Mr. Caton was the owner of two miniature dachshunds, Abbie and Lucy. He also bred dachshunds.

Mr. Caton was a licensed travel agent who loved to travel.

He is survived by his mother, Marguerite Caton of Menlo Park; a sister, Sandra Soinila of Redwood city; a brother, Gene Caton of Jacksonville, Fla.; and his companion, Ron F inch of Fairfax.

At his request, no services will be held.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Kaiser Home Health, 97 San Marin Drive, Novato, 94947, or to a favorite charity.



September 19, 1992

ALEXANDER SEMONS

Alexander Semons of Larkspur died Thursday, Sept. 10, 1992, at Marin General Hospital. He was 44.

Pacific Interment in San Francisco handled the arrangements.



Michael Hudson died Marin Co. 9-25-1992


September 25, 1992

CLAUDE FORSYTHE

Claude Forsythe of San Anselmo, who operated his own beauty salon on the Tiburon on the Tiburon-Belvedere Boardwalk, died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1992, at home of complications from AIDS. He was 61.

Mr. Forsythe was born and raised in New Jersey. After service in the Marines during the Korean War, he came to Marin.

He was dubbed the “Bird Man of Belvedere” for his love of pigeons and his “weather forecasting” techniques with them.

Mr. Forsythe loved Hawaii, according to his brother, Walter Forsythe of Fairfax. “He was always going to Oahu.”

He also enjoyed spending time with his dog and working in his yard.

In addition to his brother Walter, he is survived by his parents, Claude W. Forsythe Sr. and Leah Forsythe of San Luis Obispo; two brothers, John D. Forsythe of New Jersey and James Forsythe of Santa Rosa; and a sister, Carol Forsythe Hall of San Luis Obispo.

A Hawaiian luau is planned Oct. 18 to honor Mr. Forsythe. The service is open to his friends. Contact family members for details.

Memorial contributions are preferred to Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Ave., Corte Madera, 94925.



Paul Trahan died San Francisco 10-20-1992


November 12, 1992

WILLIAM G. HUCK

William Green Huck, a classical music critic for the San Francisco Sentinel, died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1992, at his Mill Valley home of AIDS. He was 45.

Mr. Huck began writing weekly reviews on the opera, symphony and chamber music events in 1980 for the Sentinel and worked for the publication up to his death.

From 1984 to 1991, he was the editor of t he San Francisco Ballet’s magazine and prepared the organization’s program notes. Last year, he earned an Isadora Duncan Dance Award for his work.

Other stories and reviews by Mr. Huck have appeared in the Los Angeles Times and Opera Quarterly.

He also authored “San Francisco Symphony: 75 Years of Music” and “Oakland Ballet: The First 25 years.” He also worked on a project about the San Francisco Symphony for the California Historical Society.

When he was 7, Mr. Huck’s parents noticed his interest in dancing, inspiring them to send him to ballet class. He also enjoyed playing the clarinet. Born in Pittsfield, Mass., he was a graduate of Yale University.

Mr. Huck also resided in Eugene, Ore., and San Francisco.

He leaves his partner, Steven Anderson of Mill Valley.

In addition, he is survived by his father and stepmother, Lewis and Virginia Huck of Houston; a sister, Janet Huck of Port Townsend, Wash.; and three brothers, Frank Huck of Greenwich, Conn., Bob Huck of Olympia, Wash., and Jim Huck of Houston.

A service will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Nov. 17 at 131 Franklin St., San Francisco.

Memorial contributions are preferred to AIDS Benefits Counselors, 470 Castro St., San Francisco.



Joe Storelli died Alameda Co. 11-14-1992


December 15, 1992

JOSEPH LEPRE

Joseph Lepre, a Marin resident off and on for the last 22 years, died Thursday, Dec. 10, 1992, at Marin General Hospital. He was 49.

He was a native of Providence, R.I. and a graduate of the Rhode Island College where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa.

Mr. Lepre enjoyed traveling and had visited a number of countries over the yeas.

He was particularly fond of Egypt, and after 18 years of research and exploration of the pyramids, he published his findings in the textbook “The Egyptian Pyramids, A Comprehensive Illustrated Reference.” The book is at many libraries and universities.

He also worked on a number of fiction books.

Mr. Lepre is survived by his mother, Elena P. Lepre of Providence; two brothers, Peter E. Lepre of Madison, N.H., and Anthony L. Lepre of Providence; two sisters, Carole M. Lepre of Novato and Rose M. Cacchiotti of Mt. Laurel, N.J.

A memorial service is set for Dec. 19 in Providence.

Another service is being planned locally.

Arrangements are by Russell & Gooch Funeral Chapel in Mill Valley.



WILLIAM A. BORING – died San Francisco – January 8, 1993


January 15, 1993

JOHN THOMSON

World Traveler - John Keats Thomson of Greenbrae died Tuesday, January 5, 1993, at home of AIDS. He was 42.

Mr. Thomson was born in Los Angeles and reared in Pasadena.

After sailing with his family to French Polynesia at the age of 14, and living there for a time, he settled in Marin.

Mr. Thomson was a 1969 graduate of Redwood High School.

He traveled extensively throughout Europe and India and most recently to Bali.

He is survived by his mother, Betty M. Thomson of Greenbrae, and his father, Jack Thomson of Port Townsend, Washington.

He also leaves a longtime companion, Axel Fonseca of Greenbrae.

A private family memorial service will be held.

Memorial conributions may be made to the Marin AIDS project.

Arrangements are by Russell & Gooch Funeral Chapel in Mill Valley.



January 22, 1993

WILLIAM C. FOY

Real estate agent - William C. Foy, a Mill Valley real estate agent, died Thursday, January 14, 1993, at home after a long illness. He was 55.

Mr. Foy was a member of the Maysville United Methodist Church and was active in local and state youth groups in North Carolina.

He received a master’s degree from San Diego State College and taught English at a junior high school in Pearl City, Hawaii.

Mr. Foy served on state and national education committees and was president of the Hawaii Council of Teachers of English.

He also authored a state teacher’s manual and was a speaker at educational conventions.

He was a veteran of the Navy.

In the last 12 years, he had worked as a real estate agent for Valley Realty in Mill Valley.

Mr. Foy is survived by his mother, Eunice Fairbanks Foy; a brother, Joseph Foy Jr. of Sunbury, N.C.; five sisters, Edith Johns of Beaufort, N.C.; Eaine Harrington and Hilda Campbell of Greenville, N.C.; Corinne Coward of New Bern, N.C.; and Geri Adams of Clayton, N.C.

He leaves a companion, Charles Smock, of Mill Valley.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Maysville United Methodist Church in North Carolina. Burial will be in Maysville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Ave., Corte Madera, 94925.

Local arrangements were by Daphne Funerals of Marin in Corte Madera.



January 22, 1993

TONY F. CARROLL

Store manager Tony Frank Carroll of Novato, a former resident of Riverside, died Sunday, January 17, 1993. He was 68.

He was a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and came to California as a soldier during World War II.

He attended the College of Mortuary Science in Los Angeles and worked in the profession for a few years.

He worked for 35 years for the Sister Brother Markets in Riverside, managing a store in Arlington. He was a member of the Retail Clerks Union No. 1167.

While living in Arlington, he was a member of the St. Thomas Catholic Church, St. Thomas Holy Name Society, Arlington Knights of Columbus, Arlington Chamber of Commerce and Riverside Elks Lodge.

He opened a small grocery store in Glen Avon and later bought another store in Ontario.

He is survived by two daughters, Sandi MacKenzie of Nevada City and Maryann W. Paredez of Riverside, and four grandchildren.

His wife of 36 years, Irene P. Carroll, died earlier.

Burial services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Pierce Brothers Crestlawn Cemetery and Mausoleum in Riverside.

The family suggests memorial donations to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Leukemia Foundation, Make-A-Wish Foundation or a favorite charity.



TYRONE WELLS – died Marin County – January 23, 1993


January 28, 1993

RANDALL D. GROMER

Westamerica employee - Randall D. Gromer of Sausalito died Sunday, January 17, 1993, of AIDS at Marin General Hospital. He was 43.

For the last four years, Mr. Gromer worked with the human resources department at Westamerica Bank in San Rafael. He was often recruited as an usher to help with the bank’s annual shareholders meeting.

He worked in the accounting department at the University of California at Davis before moving to Marin.

After attending Rio Linda High School in Rio Linda, near Sacramento, he went on to graduate from Sacramento City College, where he studied music and political science.

Mr. Gromer played a number of instruments, including piano, accordion, saxophone, viola, and violin.

He and his wife, Martha, performed at local churches. He also loved to dance.

He was a devoted 49ers fan.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Jereme Gromer and daughter, Dianna Gromer, both of Novato.

A memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Christ Church of Marin in San Rafael.

His family suggests memorial contributions to the Marin AIDS Project or to Hospice of Marin in Corte Madera.

Arrangements are by Russell & Gooch Funeral Chapel in Mill Valley.



February 7, 1993

JONATHON OBERLIN

Floral Designer - Jonathan Oberlin of Fairfax, a Marin floral designer and business owner, died Monday, February 1, 1993, of AIDS at Marin General Hospital. He was 41.

For the last seven years, Mr. Oberlin was a floral designer at Village Green Florist in Fairfax.

“He was an excellent floral designer and specialized in unusual and exotic flowers,” said Joann Moore, longtime friend and owner of Village Green Florist.

Mr. Oberlin enjoyed working with tropical flowers and was known for his elaborate and large wall designs. During the 1970’s, he owned Flowers Fashions on Bridgeway in Sausalito. The business also was located on Princess Street at one time.

He is survived by a sister, Karen Leonard of Nashua, New Hampshire, and two nieces.

A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. February 28 at Green Gulch Farm off Highway 1 near Muir Beach.

His family suggests memorial contributions to the Marin AIDS Project in San Rafael or AIDS Interfaith in San Anselmo.

Arrangements are by Daphne Funerals of Marin in Corte Madera.



February 12, 1993

JAMES McCLURE

Ross resident - James Wyman McClure of Ross, manager of Wilkes Bashford in San Francisco and one of the founders of Western Onion Singing Telegram service, died Saturday, February 6, 1993, at home. He was 47.

His interest in singing telegrams stemmed from his study of music. He had been a student of San Francisco Conservatory of Music and also sang in local productions – including work with the San Francisco Symphony Chorus.

He was a native of San Anselmo. He spent most of his life in Corte Madera.

He was a graduate of Redwood High School and attended College of Marin and Elsinore College in Denmark.

He was active with the Marin AIDS Project and AIDS Interfaith of Marin.

He is survived by his parents, Wyman and Vivian McClure of Larkspur; a brother, Kenneth McClure of Eureka; and a sister, Judy Alstrom of Fairfax.

Memorial services are pending.

Arrangements are by Mount Tamalpais Mortuary and Cemetery in San Rafael.



March 1, 1993

JAMES COLLBRAN

Peace Corps worker - James Farish Collbran, a longtime resident of Belvedere, died Thursday, February 25, 1993, from complications of AIDS. He was 44.

Mr. Collbran was born in Portland, Maine, but moved to Belvedere when he was 6 weeks old. He grew up to graduate from Shawnigan Lake School on Vancouver Island and earn a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Upon leaving college, he volunteered with the Peace Corps in Senegal, West Africa, for two years. After leaving the Peace Corps, he worked with UNICEF in Mauritania, caring for children during the severe drought and famine.

Based on his volunteer experience, he got a job with the United Nations Developmental Program as an administrative assistant and was assigned to Banjul, Gambia. Following his stint in Banjul, Mr. Collbran went back to school at John Hopkins School of Advanced International Affairs in Baltimore, where he earned a master’s degree in 1981.

After two years in Chad, where a civil war made conditions difficult, Mr. Collbran came home to Belvedere. He continued to serve periodic stints with the Peace Corps, managing volunteer training in Senegal, Nepal, and the Cape Verde Islands.

He was active in St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church and enjoyed singing with the choir. He also enjoyed gardening, cooking, and entertaining friends. He was an avid skier and was frustated that his ill health prevented him from enjoying this season’s record snowfall.

He is survived by his mother, Virginia B. Collbran of Greenbrae; his sister, Cynthia McGuiness of Washington; and his nephew, Sean. His father, Arthur Collbran, preceded him in death.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 3 Bay View Ave., Belvedere. Arrangements are by Russel & Gooch Funeral Chapel.

The family requests memorial contributions to Project Open Hand, 2720 17th Street, San Francisco, 94110, or the Bell Ringers Fund, care of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church.



March 10, 1993

WILLIAM T. BULLARD Jr.

AIDS Project co-founder - William T. Bullard, Jr., of Novato – a co-founder of the Marin AIDS Project – died Monday, March 8, 1993, at his home of complications from AIDS. He was 50.

Mr. Bullard was born in Boulder, Colorado. He lived in Marin about 20 years.

He received his bachelor’s and law degrees from the University of Colorado in Boulder.

He served as Larkspur city attorney and as deputy attorney for San Rafael. He founded the firm of Bullard and Bridges. The company represented many clients, including Embassy Suites in San Rafael.

Besides the Marin AIDS Project, Mr. Bullard was a member of the Marin Bar Association.

His hobbies included cooking and playing the piano.

Mr. Bullard is survived by his parents, William T. and Mary Bullard of Boulder; his sister, Anita Parks, also of Boulder; two nephews and a niece; and his partner, Rex Jones of Novato.

Private services will be held.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Marin AIDS Project, 1660 Second St., San Rafael, 94901.

Arrangements are by the Neptune Society of Marin.



March 12, 1993

CHARLES GUYER

Corte Madera resident

Charles Guyer of Corte Madera died Friday, March 5, 1993. He was 39.

Arrangements were by Daphne Funerals Marin in Corte Madera.



March 13, 1993

LEONARD M. JASIRIKA

Drug counselor - Leonard Mykal Jasirika of San Rafael died Wednesday, March 3, 1993, at his home of complications due to AIDS. He was 44.

Mr. Jasirika was born in Wichita Falls, Texas.

He studied at the Fashion Institute of Design in New York and worked as a fashion designer in Europe for a time.

In his late 30’s, he received certification to counsel recovering drug addicts in Minneapolis. Five years ago he moved from Minneapolis to San Rafael, where he worked as a counselor to recovering drug addicts at Centerpoint.

Mr. Jasirika is survived by his mother, Virginia Harris of Vallejo; a sister, Cynthia Grady, also of Vallejo; his partner of four years, Stephen Smyth of San Rafael; and a nephew.

Services were held at the Redwood Presbyterian Church in Larkspur.

Memorial contributions are preferred to the Marin AIDS Project, 1660 Second St., San Rafael, 94901.



April 14, 1993

JEFF M. ATWELL

Property manager - Jeff M. Atwell died Saturday, March 13, 1993. He was 32.

Mr. Atwell was born in Detroit, Michigan. He moved to California more than 13 years ago and lived for a time in San Francisco.

He served in the U.S. Army and attended college.

He lived the past five years in San Rafael and Tiburon, working as a property manager and plumber apprentice.

In 1984, he was nominated for a San Francisco Citizen’s Assistance Award for chasing and helping police catch a man who stabbed a hotel manager.

He enjoyed shooting pool and was the captain of a team in San Francisco.

Mr. Atwell is survived by his father, Walter Atwell of Indiana; his mother, Zenia Weng of Detroit; two brothers, Glenn Atwell of Portland, Oregon, and Keith Atwell of Detroit; and a sister, Kathleen Atwell of Detroit.

A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Green Gulch Zen Center, 1601 Shoreline Highway.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Green Gulch Farm and Zen Center, 1601 Shoreline Highway, Sausalito, 94965.



April 21, 1993

RUDOLPH SCHOPPE

Greenbrae resident - Rudolph “Rudy” Schoppe of Greenbrae died Friday, April 16, 1993. He was 50.

Mr. Schoppe was born in Brussels, Belgium, in 1942.

He was a resident of the Bay Area since 1972.

He is survived by a partner, Mark Byrd of Greenbrae.

At his request, no service will be held.

Memorial services may be sent to Marin County Specialty Clinic, 250 Bon Air Road, Greenbrae, 94904, to the attention of Louise Fuller.

Arrangements are by Russell & Gooch Funeral Chapel in Mill Valley.



San Francisco Chronicle

April 27, 1993

JOHN YEH

Passed away April 23, 1993 in San Rafael, California; prior resident of San Francisco for 9 years. Native of Taiwan, China; aged 39 years.
Beloved son of Yin Hsio Kwo of San Rafael and the late Yun Chiao Yeh (1989); loving brother of Benny Yeh and Jimmie Yeh, both of San Rafael; Lillian Tien of San Rafael; Irene Fang of Los Angeles; Maling Fang of Calistoga; and Marie Hung of Indiana; also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Memorial services to be held Wednesday, April 28, 1993, at 9:00 a.m. at Mount Tamalpais Chapel. Private family interment.



April 29, 1993

DENNIS J. OLSEN

San Rafael resident - Dennis James Olsen of San Rafael died of complications due to AIDS on Wednesday, April 14, 1993, at home. He was 36.

Mr. Olsen was born in Pennsylvania. He lived for a time in San Francisco before moving to San Rafael recently.

He worked as a chef for 20 years.

Mr. Olsen has no known survivors.

A memorial service is being planned by friends.

Memorial contributions are preferred to the Adam’s House Foundation, 907 Del Ganado, San Rafael, 94903.



MARC JAMES SELLERS – died Marin County – May 26, 1993


June 18, 1993

BRUCE C. HERBERT

Electronics enthusiast - Bruce C. Herbert of San Rafael died at home Tuesday, June 15, 1993, of pneumonia as a result of AIDS. He was 41.

He was born in Santa Rosa in 1951 to science fiction author Frank Herbert and advertising manager Beverly Herbert.

Mr. Herbert graduated from Sir Francis Drake High School.

As a youngster he developed an interest in electronics, and became devoted to the field. At the age of 13 he built his own radio station at home In Fairfax.

Eventually he owned a radio and television repair company, Starburst Electronics in Fairfax, and worked for a television station in the Midwest.

He also worked creating and marketing computer software and was a professional photographer, specializing in video work.

An activist in the gay community, Mr. Herbert was a member of a number of organizations, including Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.

He loved music, books and good conversation. He was an accomplished cook.

He is survived by a brother, Brian Herbert of Bellevue, Washington; a sister, Penny Merritt of Florence, Oregon; and several nieces and nephews.

Private services will be held.



DANIEL K. LAWSON – died San Francisco – June 22, 1993


July 4, 1993

RICHARD BECHTOLD Jr.

Chevron analyst - Sausalito resident Richard G. Bechtold, Jr., died Tuesday, June 22, 1993, at Kaiser Hospital in San Rafael. He was 46.

Bechtold was born in Paducah, KY, and had lived previously in Illinois. He moved to San Francisco about 25 years ago and then to Marin about 10 years later.

Bechtold was a systems analyst at Chevron U.S.A. He earned a bechelor’s degree at San Francisco State University and a master’s degree from St. Mary’s College. For one year, he also attended law school.

He was an avid photographer and skier.

He is survived by his brothers, Joe C. Bechtold of Wheaton, Illinois, and James F. Bechtold of Waukegan, Illinois.

The family prefers donations in his memory to Marin AIDS Project, 1660 Second St., San Rafael, 94901.



July 17, 1993

BRIAN A. SCHLETTER

Memorial service set

A celebration of life has been planned for Brian A. Schletter, who died Friday, July 16, 1993, at his Kentfield home of AIDS related complications. He was 34.

Mr. Schletter was born in Riverside, NJ, and lived in Marin more than 10 years.

He worked as a manager at Video Varieties of Marin County and previously worked in several restaurants in the Bay Area.

He enjoyed cooking, landscaping, and doing floral arranging.

His survivors include his longtime companion, Ed LaRue of Kentfield; his parents, Fred A. and Mary Schletter of Belleair Bluffs, FL; four sisters, Terri Greco, Barbara Schletter, Janice Brown, and Sandy Daniels, and two nieces and three nephews, all of Burlington County, NJ.

A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Aunt Ruby’s, 815 West Francisco Blvd., San Rafael.

Memorial gifts are preferred to Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Ave., Corte Madera, 94925, or to a favorite charity.



July 19, 1993

PETER O’BRIEN

Former Marin waiter - Peter T. O’Brien of San Rafael died Tuesday, July 13, 1993, at Marin General Hospital from complications of pneumonia. He was 33.

Mr. O’Brien was born in England and moved to San Rafael from Los Angeles in 1989. He was a waiter at several Marin restaurants.

Mr. O’Brien was interested in computers and enjoyed designing computer programs as a hobby. He also liked to paint, draw and write.

In Los Angeles, Mr. O’Brien was a member of Alcoholics Anonymous and had just marked seven years of sobriety. He also volunteered to help interpret AA meetings for the deaf.

Mr. O’Brien is survived by his wife, Debbie O’Brien of Marina; a sister, Mary O’Brien, and two brothers, Eddie and Martin, all of England.

A memorial service will be held in Los Angeles.

The family suggests donations to Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Ave., Corte Madera, 94925, or Spectrum AIDS Interfaith of Marin, 1000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Suite 12, San Anselmo, 94960.

Arrangements were handled by Daphne Fernwood in Mill Valley.



July 28, 1993

DAVID LaMASTERS

Cedars administrator - David Lee LaMasters of San Rafael died at home Wednesday, July 21, 1993. He was 41.

Mr. LaMasters was born in Illinois. He lived in Marin for 13 years.

He was an administrator for social services at the Cedars Foundation.

Survivors include his parents, George and Arnyth LaMasters of Decatur, Illinois; and three sisters, Karen Hernandez of San Rafael, Stephanie Idle of Decatur, and Cheri Briggs of Schenectady, NY.

The funeral was held Monday in Decatur. Burial was at Macon County Memorial Park in Decatur.

Arrangements were by McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan, Illinois.

The family prefers memorial gifts to the American Cancer Society.



July 28, 1993

NICHOLAS G. FRANKOVICH

Bolinas bookbinder - Nicholas G. Frankovich of Bolinas died Tuesday, July 13, 1993, at home after a short illness. He was 48.

Mr. Frankovich was born and raised in Montana. He lived in Bolinas for the past 12 years.

He graduated from Foothill College in Palo Alto and was self-employed as a bookbinder. He was a member of the Hand Bookbinders of California.

He worked as a gatekeeper for the Seadrift Association in Stinson Beach from 1989 to 1992.

His hobbies included books and reading.

Mr. Frankovich is survived by his partner, Robert Morlan of Bolinas; his mother, Marjorie Streubel of Washington; his father, Nick Frankovich of Idaho; and a brother, Tom Frankovich of Santa Clara.

Services are pending.

Memorial contributions are preferred to West Marin Senior Services, Box 791, Pt. Reyes Station, 94956.

Arrangements were handled by Russell and Gooch Funeral Chapel in Mill Valley.



July 29, 1993

JAMES BRODEY

Poet and writer - James Brodey of San Rafael died Friday, July 16, 1993, at Gift of Love Hospice in San Francisco of complications of AIDS. He was 50.

Mr. Brodey was born in New York. He moved to Marin in the 1960s and lived in Bolinas with other poets and writers. He also lived in Los Angeles, where he dabbled in screenwriting.

About four years ago he returned to Marin and was self-employed as a poet and writer. He had a few books published in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

He has no know survivors.

No services were held.

Arrangements were handled by Daphne Funerals Marin in Corte Madera.



August 5, 1993

MICHAEL L. HEIDEL

Commercial Pilot - Michael L. Heidel of San Rafael, a United Airlines pilot, died Tuesday, August 3, 1993, at Marin General Hospital from complications of AIDS. He was 46.

He was born in Freeport, Illinois.

Mr. Heidel served in the Navy where he piloted jets. He went on to become a commercial pilot and worked for United Airlines for 14 years.

Mr. Heidel enjoyed camping and fishing and was an automobile enthusiast. He especially enjoyed caring for and driving his BMW.

Mr. Heidel was a marathon runner.

He is survived by his father and stepmother, Harold and Estelle Heidel of Wisconsin; and a sister, Susan Lafayette of Honolulu. His mother, Elizabeth Heidel, died earlier.

Also surviving is his close friend, David Amavisca of Santa Rosa.

Private servicess will be held.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Marin AIDS Project, 1660 Second St., San Rafael, 94901.

Arrangements were by Daphne Funerals Marin in Corte Madera.



ROBERT LOMANTO – died San Francisco – August 6, 1993


August 11, 1993

CHARLES ROSS

San Rafael resident - Charles Ross of San Rafael died Friday, July 30, 1993, at the age of 31.

No other information was available.

Arrangements are by the Neptune Society of San Francisco.



August 12, 1993

PHILIP SARNACKI

Microbiologist - Philip Francis Sarnacki, 38, a microbiologist in San Francisco and eight-year resident of San Rafael, died Saturday, August 7, 1993, at his home. He had been ill for several years.

He was born in Wyandotte, Michigan, and moved to Marin eight years ago.

For 14 years, he had worked as a microbiologist at the University of California Medical Center in San Francisco.

Survivors include his parents, Casimer and Frances Sarnacki, and a brother, Michael Sarnacki, all of Michigan; and his friend, Romero Garza of San Rafael.

The funeral will be held in Michigan.

Daphne Funerals of Marin handled the arrangements.



September 9, 1993

MARTIN SCHWEITZER

Marin Photographer - Martin Schweitzer, noted photographer of familiar Marin landmarks, died August 30, 1993, at Summit Hospital in Oakland of septicemia. He was 53.

Mr. Schweitzer’s photographs of Marin scenes – including the Marin Civic Center, Tiburon Cove and West Marin – were featured in an annual Marin calendar and in photography books.

“Only a Little Planet”, his first book published in 1972, sold 100,000 copies. His second book, “Stopping the World”, published six years later, included a foreward by Ansel Adams.

“Whatever I photograph will never be the same again as at that instant,” said Mr. Schweitzer, in a 1986 article in the Marin Independent Journal.

He was born in New York, and studied meteorology and social anthropology of India at the University of Chicago and won a fellowship for graduate study in Bengali.

He came to the Bay Area in 1962 expecting to teach at the University of California. After vacationing in Yosemite, he discovered his talent for photography and pursued a career as a professional photographer.

At the time of his death, he was planning a third book of scenes of Marin County, his home since 1969.

Mr. Schweitzer served on the Paradise Ranch Estates Road Advisory Board. He also served as an officer on the Inverness Ridge Association.

Mr. Schweitzer is survived by a sister, Rita Stewart of New York; a niece, Lisa Adriamowycz; a nephew, Peter Stewart of New York; and his longtime companion, Charles Conaway of Inverness.

At his request, there will be no services.

Memorial services may be made to Marin County Specialty Clinic, 250 Bon Air Road, Greenbrae, 94904.



September 13, 1993

DERRICK JOHNSON

Novato resident - Derrick Johnson of Novato died September 10, 1993 at Novato Community Hospital after a long illness. He was 30.

A native of Tyler, Texas, Mr. Johnson moved to Marin County as a child in 1967 and attended elementary and high school in Terra Linda.

In his teen-age years, Mr. Johnson competed in statewide tournaments with the Northern California Tennis Association and played on the Terra Linda High School tennis team.

After high school, he attended Dominican College in San Rafael and worked in retail sales.

Mr. Johnson was a member of the Marin AIDS Advisory Commission and was a volunteer speaker in the local schools for the Marin AIDS Project.

He is survived by his mother, Odies Johnson of Novato, and his sister, Carmen Johnson of Dallas.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the The Lord’s Church in Novato. Burial will be at Valley Memorial Park.

The family suggests donations to Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellan Ave., Corte Madera, 94925, or the Marin AIDS Project, 1660 Second Street, San Rafael, 94901.



ROBERT D’AMICO – died Butte County – September 17, 1993


YOKO OGAWA TAYLOR – died Marin County – September 22, 1993


September 29, 1993

STEVEN MARIO DONDERO

Fairfax resident - Steven Mario Dondero of Fairfax died Friday, September 24, 1993, from complications due to AIDS. He was 27.

He died with his family and friends present in the Fairfax home where he was raised.

“Steve left his mark upon many lives, and his family and friends will always remember him for his strength, courage and wonderful sense of humor about life,” said his brother, Michael Edward Dondero of San Anselmo. “He will be deeply missed.”

Mr. Dondero is also survived by a sister, Katherine Joan Monteleone of Santa Rosa.

An open gathering will be held in his memory from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Dondero residence in Fairfax.

The family suggests that any donations be made to the Marin AIDS Project, 1660 Second Street, San Rafael, 94901, or Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Ave., Corte Madera, 94925.



October 13, 1993

BRYN M. ROWLANDS

San Rafael resident - Bryn Marston Rowlands of San Rafael died Sunday, October 10, 1993, at home of cancer. He was 34.

The San Francisco native and fourth-generation Californian graduated from Madrone High School and attended College of Marin. He had worked much of his life for his church as a food preparer, and most recently was a caterer for Red Robin Catering Services.

He is survived by his daughter, Marisa Bender-Rowlands of San Anselmo; his mother, Maradel Rowlands of San Rafael; his brother, Evan Rowlands of Sacramento; and his nieces, Heather and Caitlyn Rowlands. His father, Brian T.F. Rowlands, died earlier.

Memorial Services will be held at 4 p.m. November 20 at Keaton’s Mortuary in San Rafael. He will be buried at Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland.

The family suggests any memorial contributions be sent to the donor’s favorite charity.



AUGIE REYES – died San Francisco – October 16, 1993


October 20, 1993

EDUARDO G. OCHARAN

Sausalito resident - Sausalito resident Eduardo G. Ocharan died Monday, October 18, 1993, at Marin General Hospital of lymphoma. He was 62.

He was born in Lima, Peru. He worked as department manager in the Trust Department of Wells Fargo Bank’s head office in San Francisco for more than 20 years.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1957 through 1959.

He enjoyed life, and traveled extensively, sometimes for a year at a time. Family friend, Bob Wright, who had known him for 30 years, said he’d be surprised if Mr. Ocharan missed visiting any countries. Mr. Ocharan especially enjoyed attending the San Francisco opera, and heard opera in various cities around the world.

He is survived by his sisters, Iris Ginocchio and Rebecca Ocharan of Burbank and Alicia Wesson of San Fernando; two brothers and three sisters in Peru

Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick’s Church, 114 King Street, Larkspur.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Marin AIDS Project, 1660 Second Street, San Rafael, 94901.



October 23, 1993

VERNON L. RILEY

San Rafael resident - Vernon L. Riley, 47, of San Rafael died October 17 at Marin General Hospital.

No other details were available.



November 3, 1993

STEVEN W. MILLER

Aids activist - Marin County AIDS activist Steven W. Miller, who campaigned for the medicinal use of marijuana and spoke about AIDS prevention for the Marin AIDS Project, died October 30 at home in Greenbrar of AIDS. He was 37.

Mr. Miller was active in AIDS education until four months before his death.

Last year, Mr. Miller promoted medicinal use of marijuana for AIDS patients.

Mr. Miller said marijuana calmed him and increased his appetite.

“I don’t care what the government says. I’m going to use it whether I have their permission or not”, he said in a 1992 interview. “What are they going to do to me? I already have AIDS.”

He was diagnosed with AIDS about 7 years ago.

He was raised in Minnesota.

“He was the kind of person who stood up for things he believed in,” said his mother, Yvonne Miller. “He was a caring man. I was proud of him.”

She plans to be a speaker for the Marin AIDS Project. “I want to go back to the same kids he spoke to. I want to take some photographs of the last month of his life and show them the kind of death AIDS causes,” she said.

His family intends to plant a redwood in his memory on property near Jenner.

He is also survived by his father, Duane S. Miller of Lindstrom, Minn.; a sister, Michelle Budde of Stacy, Minn.; and two brothers, Bruce Miller of Mesquite, Texas, and Gregory Miller of Greenbrae.

Memorial services will be held later at Green Gulch in Muir Woods.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Marin AIDS Project Speakers Fund, 1660 Second St., San Rafael, 94901-2707.



Wednesday, November 10, 1993

ERIC E. ATKINS

Lived at Adam’s House - There were no services for Terra Linda resident Eric E. Atkins, dead of AIDS at 31.

He died October 29 at Hillhaven Convalescent Hospital in Mill Valley.

The St. Louis, MO., native was a Marin County resident for 8 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran.

He resided at the Adam’s House hospice for more than a year under the care of Adam Thompson and Debbie Wells. State licensing officials are trying to close the unlicensed hospice; and Atkins was forced to move in mid-October.

He is survived by his adoptive mother, Freda Clamos of St. Louis.

He was buried at Valley Memorial Park in Novato.



MICHAEL GAYLE MEASE – died Marin County – November 13, 1993


Saturday, November 20, 1993

RICHARD S. KIMMEL

Theater enthusiast - Richard S. Kimmel’s life was one of adventure. He was among the last Americans to leave Da Nang just before its fall to North Vietnamese forces. He served in Iraq and Thailand. He left a civilian job as quality control engineer for a nuclear power plant to become a licensed deep sea fishing boat captain.

Services are pending in Florida for the San Rafael resident, who died November 16 at his home after a long illness. He was 47.

Although he loved to travel and outdoors, his passions were live theater and computers. “His love of the theater inspired us, his humor and love of life delighted us, “ said Theater Artists of Marin Artistic Director Charles Brousse.

His last job was as a systems engineer with Convergent Technologies, which merged with Unisys. He retired on a medical disability, and moved to San Rafael because it reminded him of the New England towns in which he grew up.

The Williamsport, Penn., native was a private pilot, and for five years was captain of a 53-foot yacht. He was a sports fisherman and scuba diver who also delivered yachts from New York to Florida. He enjoyed travel, journeying to the Yucatan, Cancun, Belize and throughout the Bahamas.

He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War and served in conflicts in Tehran, Iran, and Saigon, Vietnam, and for one year served in Thailand. On his days off, he was a road volunteer with Vietnamese pilots during rescue operations.

He was an avionic sensor systems specialist. He volunteered with Marin General Hospital, assisting with computer programs. He was production manager and resident sound and lighting specialist at the Marin Academy Theater.

He is survived by his parents, David N. and Rhea Kimmel of Apopka, Fla.; and two brothers, D. Brian Kimmel of Seattle and Philip W. Kimmel of Orlando, Fla.

His ashes will be scattered at sea. Memorial contributions may be sent to Theater Artists of Marin, P.O. Box 150473, San Rafael, 94915.



CHARLES HALL– died San Francisco – November 23, 1993


GLENN SADAO SAITO – died Marin County – November 25, 1993


THOMAS WALKER JURIKA Jr. – died Marin County – November 27, 1993


ERNST HOLMAN HASE – died Marin County – December 7, 1993


GUY VAN PATTEN – died Marin County – December 11, 1993


Saturday, December 18, 1993

BRUCE P. AKEY

Systems analyst - Burial will be in El Cerrito for Bruce P. Akey.

The 26 year Mill Valley resident died December 8 in Alamo. He was 56.

Mr. Akey worked for Bank of America as a systems analyst for 22 years.

He is survived by his mother, Verda T. Akey of Phoenix; four sisters, Kathy Schlink and Theresa Ray, both of Phoenix; Paula Tilgham of Fairfield, Conn., and Mary Lynn Akey of Albuquerque, NM.

He will be buried at Sunset View Mausoleum in El Cerrito. The date set is still pending.

Arrangements were handled by Daphne Fernwood Mortuary/Cemetery. Memorial donations may be sent to the Marin AIDS Project



GERALD LESTER– died Marin County – December 18, 1993


Tuesday, December 28, 1993

PATRICIA JOHNSON

Greenbrae resident

Patricia Johnson died December 16 in Greenbrae following a long illness. She was 37.

She is survived by her father, Goldie Johnson of New Jersey; her sister, Jerry MacKenzie of Greenbrae; two daughters, Taneshia Johnson of Delaware and Goldie Johnson of Greenbrae; and a granddaughter.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Marin County Specialty Clinic, 250 Bon Air Rd, Greenbrae, 94904.



Wednesday, December 29, 1993

JONATHON A. PATTERSON

Pharmacist - Pharmacist Jonathon Allen Patterson was so serious about his gardening that he requested no cut flowers to be brought to his funeral today, only living plants.

The 41 year old San Rafael resident died at his residence December 26 following a long illness.

Mr. Patterson was born in Tulare and graduated from the School of Pharmacy at Stockton’s University of the Pacific.

After graduation, he worked at Jack’s Pharmacy in Sacramento for four years, and then Beverly Enterptises in Novato. He later was a pharmacist at Marin General Hospital.

He was a member of the First Methodist Church of San Rafael.

He is survived by his companion, Joseph Nelson Chandler; daughters Rima and Kendra Patterson of Oakhurst; his parents, Bill and Pat Patterson of Fresno; and three sisters and a brother, all of Fresno.

A private family graveside service will take place at 11 a.m. today in Mr. Tamalpais Cemetery & Mortuary, 2500 Fifth Ave., San Rafael.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Community Action Marin, 408 4th St., San Rafael, 94901.



Saturday, January 8, 1994

FRANK P. NICHOLS

Laborer - Frank P. Nichols of Novato died December 28 at Marin General Hospital in Greenbrae following a long illness, He was 36.

He was a laborer.

He is survived by his wife, Traci Ann Nichols; two children, Kimberly Nichols, and Christopher Nichols; two brothers, Robert Nichols and Terry Marshall; and two sisters, Jena Chaney and Cheri Petko.

Memorial contributions may be sent to HIV Marin Treatment Center, 1466 Lincoln Ave., San Rafael, 94901.



Sunday, January 23, 1994

IRA LEON McGILL III

Manufacturing executive

Ira Leon McGill III died Jan. 12 at his San Rafael home. He was 36.

Mr. McGill was the chief financial officer for Manderley, a pillow and furniture manufacturer in San Rafael.

Mr. McGill was born in Baltimore and lived in York, Penn., before moving to Marin.

He was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Ross.

He was the son of Nena (Dellinger) McGill of York, Pa., and t he late Dr. Ira L. McGill Jr.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by a brother, Andrew G. McGill of Smyrna, Ga.; four sisters, Deanna Livingston, Susan Seiple, artha McGill and Julie McGill, all of York, Pa.; his maternal grandmother, Vilet Dellinger of York, Pa.; his paternal grandmother, Aileen McGill of Laurinburg, N.C.; and his close friend, Eleanor "Ronnie" Wells of San Rafael.

Contributions are requested for the Kaiser Foundation Research Institute, Ira McGill Memorial Fund, 1800 Harrison St., 16th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612.

Keaton's Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.



Friday, January 28, 1994

PAUL T. ROSENFIELD

Forest Knolls resident

A memorial reception is tomorrow at the Forest Knolls home of Paul T. Rosenfield. He died Jan. 22 at age 33 from complications caused by AIDS.

The Los Angeles native grew up in Arlington, Mass., and attended Temple University in Philadelphia. He graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz.

He had worked at Charles Schwab& Co. as a budget analyst and was last employed by the California Federal Bank in Emeryville as assistant division manager.

He was a road racing enthusiast and twice won a gold medal in the San Francisco Gay Olympics.

He is survived by his companion, Robert Mann of Forest Knolls; his parents, John M. and Ella Rosenfield of Arlington, Mass.; and a sister, Sarah Rosenfield of Encinitas.

Arrangements were handled by Neptune Society of Marin.



Friday, February 11, 1994

TRESA LYN CHLEBIK

Paralegal

Services will be held tomorrow for Tresa Lyn Chlebik, an animal lover who cared for feral cats.

She died Saturday in Greenbrae after a long illness. She was 27.

She was a paralegal who previously worked at the Marin County Law Library.

She donated her time and money to people with AIDS and to needy children abroad.

She is survived by her parents, Kay and Robert Winkelman of Greenbrae; her grandmother, Dorothy Kinkade of San Anselmo; and a sister, Tru Mai Chlebik of Point Reyes.

Services will be at 3 p.m. tomorrow at Valley Memorial Park, 650 Bugeia Lane, Novato.

Donations may be made to the Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Ave., Corte Madera 94925.



Friday, February 11, 1994

TODD E. MOFFETT

Sausalito resident

Todd E. Moffett, a financial analyst who lived in Sausalito for 11 years, died Monday at his Sausalito home after a long illness. He was 33.

He was a native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and graduated with honors from the University of California at Los Angeles, where he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity.

Mr. Moffett was an avid long distance runner and swimmer.

He is survived by his companion, Brian Jones of Sausalito; his parents, Gene and Karen Moffett of Burbank; and two brothers, Troy Moffett and Tony Moffett, both of Burbank.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Feb. 19 at the City of Refuge church in San Francisco.

Donations may be made to Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Ave., Corte Madera, 94925.

Arrangements were by the Neptune Society of Marin.



Saturday, February 12, 1994

JOHN ARTHUR dePIETRO dies at 45; benefactor of AIDS relief groups

Services will be held Monday for John Arthur diPietro, a well-know hairstylist and generous benefactor of AIDS relief groups.

He died Thursday at Marin General Hospital in Greenbrae. He was 45.

"He had an innate sense of beauty and style – he was almost magical that way," said Kim Todd, a partner in diPietro Todd Salons of San Francisco and Mill Valley.

After operating a highly successful salon in San Francisco for several years, dePietro, Kim Todd and Andrew Todd last year opened the Mill Valley salon. DiPietro had lived in Mill Valley since 1985.

In 1992 and last year, the salon sponsored the diPietro Todd Croquet Invitational at Golden Gate Park, which raised about $30,000 each year for Project Open Hand and the Marin AIDS Project.

"He was a kind, gentle soul who put his compassion into action and affected a lot of people's lives," said Diane Purgiel, development director for the Marin AIDS Project.

"He was one of our angels," she said.

The money was used to feed more than 5,000 people, said Geoff Doiron of Project Open Hand. The money made "a world of difference for those people who are too ill to feed themselves," Doiron said.

Both salons, where a haircut by diPietro could cost $75, were highly successful.

"We're not big on just making something pretty on a person's head," diPietro said in an interview last year. "We need to make them feel good on the inside."

DiPietro showed interest in his client's lives and worked to help them feel better about themselves.

"If people have a low self-esteem, a new hairstyle or color can make all the difference," he said last year.

He often styled the hair of celebrities and fashion models. He cut Tipper Gore's hair last year when she was in San Francisco.

Kim Todd said he was kind to co-workers.

"We never exchanged a harsh word," she said.

DiPietro and his employees often went on outings together, such as whitewater rafting, skiing and camping.

"We enjoy being around each other," he said last year. "Our customers feel they're a special part of that, and they are."

He was a native of Hagerstown, Md., and is survived by his mother, Mae diPietro of Maryland;and three brothers: Richard diPietro of Pennsylvania and Robert diPietro and Joseph diPietro, both of Maryland.

A memorial will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Pallazzo del Mare, 190 Harrison Ave., Sausalito.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Marin AIDS Project, 1660 2nd St., San Rafael,94901, or to Project Open Hand, 2720 17th St., San Francisco, 94110.

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A paid death notice was in the Feb. 11, 1994 issue of the Marin Independent Journal. Additional information: Mr. diPietro was born March 19, 1948, moved to San Francisco in 1978 and to Mill Valley in 1985. He was preceded in death by his longtime companion, Robert Tocci.



Thursday, May 12, 1994

PAUL WHITE

Marin native

Paul Matthew White died on Monday in Mill Valley. He was 39.

Mr. White was born in Greenbrae and had been a lifelong resident of Marin County. He worked as a travel agent.

Graveside services will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Mount Tamalpais Cemetery in San Rafael.

Contributions are preferred to the Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Ave., Corte Madera, 94925.

He is survived by two brothers, Craig White of San Anselmo and Jeff White of Dallas, Texas; and a sister, Trina Butler-Ammar of Monterey.


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