Philip Charles Metzger
Passed away peacefully on March 26, 2003, after a year-long battle with cancer. He was 63 years old. Phil was born and raised in San Francisco, and was an alumnus of Lowell High School and San Francisco State University. He was a loving husband and devoted father, and will be remembered for his kindness, generosity, and intelligence -- as well as his fantastic sense of humor, which he kept right to the very end. Phil is survived by his wife of 35 years, Barbara Metzger, daughter Carolyn Seeley, son Scott Metzger, granddaughter Kyla Seeley and brother Kenneth Metzger. The Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, April 2 at 5:00 PM at First Presbyterian Church in San Rafael (1510 Fifth Avenue). Memorial donations can be made to American Cancer Society, San Francisco.
Norman W. Vaughan
Passed away on Tuesday, March 25, 2003 at his home at Rossmoor in Walnut Creek, California at age 82 after a battle with cancer. He was born in the railroad station at Delia, Kansas where his father was the station agent. His father was soon transferred to the station in Plainville, Kansas, so Norman lived most of his early life there. He met his wife, Ethel, in Plainville where she taught school for her first year. Norman served his country in the Navy during World War II after which he went to work as a purser in the Merchant Marine. He sailed over much of the world and retired in 1986. He and Ethel lived in the San Rafael California area where she served as a teacher. After retirement they built a home at Point Reyes Station, California and moved there in 1988. In October of 2002 they sold their home and moved into Rossmoor at Walnut Creek. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 5, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church in Point Reyes Station. Memorial gifts may be given to the Point Reyes Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 487, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956, The Grace Presbyterian Church, 2100 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek, CA 94595, or Hospice preferred Choice, 1470 Enea Circle, Suite 1745, Concord, CA 94520.
Lloyd Minor Christie
Laid to rest today at a private family service. He passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, March 20, 2003 at the age of 73. A native of Marin, he was born at Ross Hospital, grew up in San Anselmo and attended Main Elementary School, Tamalpais High School and College of Marin. He went on to the University of San Francisco and upon graduation was commissioned in the U.S. Navy, serving on the staff of Cinc Pac Fleet, Pearl Harbor, during the Korean Conflict. Lloyd married his high school sweetheart, Cathy, with whom he spent 50 marvelous years and was the father of four wonderful children: Elizabeth Paulson, Kyle Christie, Owen Christie, and Emily Christie. He will be profoundly missed by his family and especially by his loving grandchildren Eric and Megan Paulson, and Denise and David Christie. During his professional career, he became a partner in the family business at Christie Machine Works in San Francisco, a business started by his grandfather. Later, he established R and L Associates from which he retired in 1992. As an honest, caring and loving person, Lloyd built lifelong relationships with many friends and neighbors. To these people he was extremely loyal. Always being forthright, he did not hesitate to express his views on topics that were important to him. He was devoted to his children's activities, rushing home from work to be their ultimate cheerleader, coach and supporter, instilling in them a sense of pride in their accomplishments. As their mentor, he created a strong moral foundation and work ethic within them. He was a lifelong Raider and Oakland A's fan and for 47 years a member of the Meadow Club where he enjoyed the game of golf and the companionship of many good duffers. Over the years he helped organize many of his Tamalpais High School class reunions. A Celebration of His Life is to be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Guide Dogs for the Blind, P.O. Box 3950, San Rafael, CA 94912-3950. Monte's Chapel of the Hills Family Owned and Operated San Anselmo - 415-453-8440
Entered into rest on March 25, 2003 at her home in Novato. She leaves behind her sons Charles Fonseca and Daughter-in-law Mariepierre, Carlos Fonseca, grandchildren Oliver and Sophie. A Memorial Service will be held at the Marin Garden Center in Ross on March 30, 2003 at 12:00 P.M. Mount Tamalpais Mortuary & Cemetery 2500 5th Ave., San Rafael Neil Francis Liston Passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, March 25, 2003 in Fairfax. Neil is survived by his loving wife Carmen Liston of Fairfax, loving father to Neil Liston Jr. of Nahant, Massachusetts and Krystal Clarke of Tennessee, stepdaughter Milo Johnson of Santa Monica, CA and loving brother to Warren Liston of Lafayette, CA. Neil was 57 years old. Friends are invited to attend a Service on Saturday, March 29, 2003 at 2:00 PM at St. Rita's Church in Fairfax, corner of Sir Francis Drake Blvd. and Marinda Drive in Fairfax. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Avenue, Corte Madera, CA 94925. Monte's Chapel of the Hills Family Owned and Operated San Anselmo - 415-453-8440
Robert J. Loustalot
Passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at his home in Greenbrae on March 24, 2003 at the age of 60 years. Dearly beloved husband of Victoria for 35 years. Beloved son of the late John and Alberta Loustalot. Loving son-in-law of Manuel and the late Lucy Ruiz. Dear brother-in-law of Diane and Richard Mason, David and Julie Norris and Rick Ruiz. Dear brother of Jeannie Fordahl and husband Leroy. Loving uncle of Gino and Vince Norris, Pamela Wood, Michael Mason, Erik, Robert and Peter Fordahl. Also survived by great nephews and nieces, aunts and uncles, cousins and many friends and colleagues. Robert was a loved and respected teacher for 33 years at Abraham Lincoln High School. He was affiliated with the PAC 10 Conference for 16 years as an observer of officials. He was cofounder of the Western States Basketball Officials Camp. His passions were basketball, his family, traveling and teaching his students. He loved nature, watching sunsets in Maui, cooking and Camp Jawbone. He will be greatly missed by all his family, friends and former students. He was a native of San Francisco; a graduate of Washington High School, S.F. State College, and U.C. Berkeley. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army; and member of the French Athletic Club. Friends may visit Saturday at 9:30 AM and are invited to attend the Funeral Services at 10:30 AM at the Evergreen Mortuary of McAvoy O'Hara Co., Geary Blvd. at Tenth Avenue, followed by the Committal at Holy Cross Cemetery. (Donations may be made to Lincoln High School Scholarship Fund in memory of Bob Loustalot, C/O Academy of Finance, 24th Ave. at Quintara Sts. or Guide Dogs for the Blind in San Rafael, CA.) McAvoy O'Hara Co. (415) 668-0077 Paul Arthur Domergue-Associate
Bradford T. Neff
Age 51, born and raised in San Francisco died accidentally on March 25, 2003. He is survived by his loving wife Catrina, his children Nicholas and Mimi, loving mother Kathleen Neff; sister Tine; brothers Mike and Louie; mother-in-law Ellen Young; father-in-law Bill Young; mother-in-law Loretta Young; brother-in-law Scott Young and many loving nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father Louis, Sr.; and his brother-in-law Craig Young. Bradford had a zest for life, an incredible sense of humor and wonderful wit. He lived a life of integrity and Brad's love of his family was genuine and reciprocal -- a joy to behold. Bradford was very devoted to his family, their activities and their happiness. Bradford was an upstanding member of the Walnut Creek community, especially dedicated to youth sports. He was a respected and dedicated coach and manager of Nicky's baseball and Mimi's softball teams. He will be missed by many. A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, April 5, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. at St. John Vianney's Church, 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek, CA. A reception will be held immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Neff Children's Fund, c/o Tine Hardy Vernor, 18 Franciscan Ct., Danville, CA 94526.
Ronald Delbert Abrao
Passed away in Napa on March 23, 2003 at the age of 59. He is survived by his sons, Jesse and Brian Abrao of Upper Lake; father, Delbert Abrao of Upper lake; sisters, Debra Abrao of Novato and Jean Groves of Sioux City, Iowa. His mother Velma preceded him in death. Ron was born in Albany, California and lived in the Bay Area all of his life. He was a member of the Pipe Fitters Union for 28 years, working in construction and repairs at all of the Bay Area oil refineries. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Private Family Inurnment. If desired, donations may be made to your favorite charity in his name. Arrangements by Jones Mortuary
Ida A. Hart
Longtime Marin County resident, Ida A. Hart peacefully made her transition on March 17, 2003 in her Palm Springs, CA home. Ida was born August 16, 1917 in Plevna, Montana to John Allerdings and Katherina Schauer. She graduated from Plevna High School and obtained her nursing degree from Bismarck Hospital (ND). After graduation, Ida moved to the West Coast and during the war years she worked at the Eva Plantation Hospital outside of Honolulu, Hawaii. Ida's career as a Registered Nurse spanned an excess of 45 years. Ida is survived by her daughter Kathaleen Hart of Palm Springs, CA and her nephew Melvin Allerdings of Spokane, WA. She was preceded in death by her husband George, brothers Gustav and Herbert Allerdings, and her sister Emma. Interment Services were held on Saturday, March 22nd at Pines Mausoleum in Spokane, Washington. The family suggests donations to The American Heart Association.
Patty Anderson Weber
Age 49. Died on March 24, 2003 peacefully, with her family by her side, after a ten month battle with cancer. Born and raised in Marin, daughter of the late Elmer and Joan Anderson of Greenbrae, she attended St. Anselm's, Marin Catholic and Chico State. She is survived by her sons, RJ and Justin Hosking, of San Luis Obispo, their father Richard Hosking of Placerville and daughter, Jenna Weber and her father Philip Weber and his daughters Jessica and Kaitlyn of Placerville. Patty leaves her sister Tracy Armanino of Capitola and brothers Michael Anderson of San Anselmo, Peter Anderson of Emeryville and Joseph Anderson of Lake Tahoe. She also leaves her good friend, Hart Doyle of Placerville. She was loved by numerous nieces and nephews. Patty was a dancer and an artist. She taught jazz and tap in Marin and El Dorado Counties. She was a watercolor artist and member of the Gold Country Artists' Gallery in Placerville and a designer of wine labels. She would like to be remembered mostly as a good and loving mother. Arrangements are being handled by Chapel of the Pines in Placerville and a Service for her will be held later in the Spring. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Snowline Hospice, 670 Placerville Dr., Ste 2 and 3 Placerville, CA 95667.
Our beloved husband, father, and grandfather passed away March 22, 2003 in Novato. Born 1921 in Germany, he immigrated to the Bay Area in 1951. Very active in the local German community, he served as President of the United German-American Societies, and ran a German film theater for many years. For his longtime contributions in preserving its cultural heritage, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal by Germany in 1978. He retired from Southern Pacific Railroad after 35 years. He is survived by his wife Elfriede Werth, his daughter Lenora Bruch, his son Mark Werth, and their families. A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, March 27, 1:00 p.m. at Valley Memorial Park, Novato. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in San Francisco, or to the American Cancer Society. Mount Tamalpais Mortuary & Cemetery 1500 5th Avenue, San Rafael
Daniel E. Beyer
Passed away on March 17th, 2003. Dan was a driver for UPS for the last 15 years. He was dearly loved by his coworkers and clients. Beloved husband of Denise Beyer, he was also survived by his mother Rosina Beyer, brothers Richard and John Beyer and their families; his nephew Shane Beyer and family; his in-laws Ron and Barbara Chandler and John and Deena Kontogianis and many close friends. Keep him in your hearts as I'm sure you were in his, and he will always be with us. There will be a Celebration of his Life at a later date. Donations preferred to the Daniel Beyer Fund at Bank of Marin, Account No. 05118914.
Ann Hodgdon A Resident of San Rafael
Passed away Sunday, March 23, 2003 at age 48 years. She was born in Santa Ana, CA. Ann is survived by her loving husband Steven Hodgdon of San Rafael and their loving children Gregory and Claire. She is also survived by her parents Chuck and Ruth Hurley of Santa Ana, CA. She was the loving sister to Joseph Hurley of El Verta, CA, Keith Hurley of Golden, CO, Eileen Hurley of Huntington Beach, CA, Charles Hurley of Anaheim, CA, Paul Hurley of Santa Ana, CA, and 23 nieces and nephews. Ann devoted her time to her children volunteering for St. Isabella's C.Y.O. Basketball and Marin Ballet and any activities involving her children. Ann enjoyed gardening and cooking, her decorating and landscaping were admired by her many friends. Ann graduated from Mater Dei High School and U.C. Santa Cruz. Friends may call after 4 PM on Wednesday, March 26th at Monte's Chapel of the Hills, 330 Redhill Avenue, San Anselmo. A Rosary Service will be held at 7 PM. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Isabella's Church, Thursday, March 27th 465 Freitas Parkway in San Rafael at 7 PM. Inurnment Mount Olivet Cemetery, San Rafael, CA. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Isabella's C.Y.O. Basketball or Marin Ballet. Monte's Chapel of the Hills Family Owned and Operated San Anselmo - 415-453-8440
Passed away March 22, 2003 at age 90. She was preceded in death by her husband Emile and her son Rene. Dear mother of Lorette (Ken) Warthin, Roger (Kathleen) Labataille. Loving grandmother of Paul (Lynn) Labataille, Joseph Labatalille, Amy (Phillip) Pawlusiak, Scott Warthin, and Julia Warthin. Great grandmother of Anna Rose Pawlusiak. She was a native and longtime resident of San Francisco. Friends are invited to attend the Vigil Service, Thursday March 27, 2003, 7:00 PM at Daphne Funerals Marin, 601 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera and the Mass of Christian Burial on Friday March 28, 2003, 10:30 AM at St. Hilary Catholic Church, 761 Hilary Drive, Tiburon, followed by Burial at Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma. Visitations begin Thursday 4 PM. DAPHNE FUNERALS MARIN 415-924-4004
Elaine Botzer Kaikinger Barnes
At peace March 20, 2003 in Novato, CA. Loving mother of Christian Kaikinger of Novato and Karl Kaikinger of San Rafael, CA. Predeceased by son Kurt Kaikinger. Elaine spent her youth in Sausalito and graduated from Tamalpais High School in 1946. She was very proud of the fact that in later years she earned a degree as a Psychiatric Technician. Elaine loved to travel, play cards, and above all she loved her family. Friends are invited to attend Memorial Services Saturday, March 29, 2003 at 2:00 PM at Saint Francis Episcopal Church, 967 Fifth Street, Novato, CA. Memorial contributions to your favorite charity. Arrangements By: Daphne Fernwood Mortuary 415-383-7100
Dorothy F. Nordstrand
A Life Celebration will be held at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Tiburon, CA on Wednesday at 1:30 PM March 26, 2003 for Dotty Nordstrand, who passed away March 21, 2003. Born as Dorothy Fay Rustad on March 17, 1911, she was a lifetime resident of Mill Valley, CA and well known and loved for her musical talent and inspirational charm. Up until her death, Dotty offered her musical repertoire to encourage and entertain residents at various skilled nursing facilities. She had all the music at her fingertips and in her heart. Dotty is survived by a stepdaughter Karen Curtiss, a cousin, David Ballard, and the Marin Men's Chorus.