Robert Michael Rasmussen
Passed away peacefully at his home in Novato on March 3, 2003 at the age of 59. Born and raised in San Francisco, Bob attended Lowell High School and City College. Bob served as a member of the San Francisco Police Department for 19 years until his retirement in 1988. Bob was a loving husband, devoted father and grandfather. His wife Denise, his sons Bob Jr. and his wife Kelly; Brian and his wife Shelby; and his daughter Jennifer survive him. He doted on his grandchildren, Sawyer, Emillie and Carson. He leaves behind his brother Jim and was preceded in death by his sister Nancy. He will be terribly missed by his mother-in-law, Jean McKevitt, as well as his brothers and sister-in-law, Ed, Bryan and Diane McKevitt. Friends may visit Thursday 4-9 p.m. and are invited to attend a Service Thursday 7:00 p.m. and the Funeral Services on Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Duggan's Serra Mortuary, 500 Westlake Avenue, Daly City. Bob's devotion to his family and friends and his wonderful sense of humor will be deeply missed, but always remembered, by all those whose lives he touched. In lieu of flowers, his family is requesting donations be made in his name to the Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Avenue, Corte Madera, CA 94925 or Friends of the San Francisco Mounted Police, attn: Sgt. Phil Downs, 850 Bryant Street, San Francisco, CA 94103. THE BUD DUGGAN FAMILY 650-756-4500 - 415-587-4500
Flennis Anthony Simon II
March 16, 1970 - February 28, 2003
A Memorial Celebration will be held on March 5, 2003 at 2:30 p.m., St. Vincents, 820 B Street, Downtown San Rafael.
John L. Sullivan
Native San Franciscan born June 25, 1917, passed peacefully at home in the early morning hours of February 28, 2003. John is survived by his wife Patricia A. (Conrado) and sister Rita Crossland. Mr. And Mrs. Sullivan raised 10 children (John, Patricia, Stephanie, Christina, Juliet, Mary, Kathleen, Liese, Crispin, and Siobhan). Mr. Sullivan took great pleasure in visiting with his 19 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. A great great grandchild is expected later this year. Mr. And Mrs. Sullivan met at a college mixer--it was love at first sight. They were married for 63 years. He professed his love in prose and poetry on a regular basis. Mr. Sullivan graduated from Saint Mary's College in Moraga, CA Class of '39. He was elected Student Body President and made the long journey to Texas to cheer the "Galloping Gaels" in the Cotton Bowl. Mr. Sullivan worked his way through the ranks from clerk to Director over thirty years (retired 1973) in the San Francisco Office of the U.S. Postal Service. Each new position improved his ability to provide for his growing family. He enjoyed playing cards and swapping stories with a close circle of other postal retirees. In retirement, Mr. And Mrs. Sullivan took on the task of rehabilitating an old home in his childhood hometown of San Anselmo, CA. Together they improved the gardens to the delight of all passers-by. Festive family and neighborhood parties were a regular feature during the Holidays. Hiking, swimming, and tennis were part of Mr. Sullivan's routine. Extensive traveling, Greek Dancing, numerous classes at the College of Marin; and frequent dates for coffee and pastry provided Mr. And Mrs. Sullivan with hours and days of pleasure. Attendance of weekly Mass at Saint Anselm's Church in San Anselmo helped them in good and difficult times. Mr. Sullivan touched countless people over his lifetime. He will be missed!
Clarence William Westergaard,
Commander, U.S. Navy Retired
Born December 4, 1910 in Kasota, Minnesota and was reared in Presho, South Dakota. He entered the Navy in 1932 and attended various Navy schools, majoring in Navigation and Trigonometry. He served in various type ships from Seaman to Command, including service during WWII, Korea, Vietnam and Philippines. He married Lieutenant Jennie L. Swift, U.S. Coast Guard, on May 23, 1944. Jennie died January 5, 1956 survived by her husband and three daughters, Christine, Jane and Nancy. In addition to his daughters, CDR. Westergaard is survived by his wife Colonel Marjorie J. Conly, U.S. Army Nurse Corps. whom he married on August 23, 1975, and his two grandchildren Nicholas and Henri. He retired August 1, 1962 after 30 years of Naval service. He was a member of Church of the Holy Innocents, Corte Madera, California, and a life long Mason. He was predeceased by his two brothers, Fay and Chester. CDR. Westergaard will be buried in the Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, California. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at Holy Innocents Church, on Saturday, March 8, 2003, at 11:00 AM. KEATON MORTUARY 1022 E Street, San Rafael 415-453-0571
Donald F. Cox
Loving father of Deborah Ann Kohlen of Prince George, B.C., Canada, Donald M. Cox of El Cajon, CA, John N. Cox of Larkspur, CA and Sarah C. Cox of Montreal, Canada. Loving grandfather of five. Don was born February 12, 1936 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He died suddenly at his home in Sausalito on February 27, 2003. He was a resident of Marin County for nearly 32 years. Don graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1958. Later that year, he immigrated to Massachusetts with his young family to begin studies at Harvard University. Don graduated from Harvard Business School in 1963. After teaching at Harvard, he moved to Atlanta to take up the position of VP of marketing and long range planning for Coca Cola. In 1971, the family moved to Tiburon where Don continued to work for Coca Cola until 1974. From 1974 to 1980, he served as president of est, an educational corporation. In 1987, Don founded the Supercuts Franchisee Association. There will be an Open Service, Friday, March 7, 2003 at 1:00 PM at Old St. Hilary's Church in Tiburon. Contact 415-924-1708 for parking information. Contributions are preferred to the American Lung Association, or to your favorite charity in memory of Donald F. Cox. Arrangements made by PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY, Magnolia Avenue and Keokuk Street, Petaluma, CA. For further information, please call 707-763-4131. Eva G. Eggleston
A resident of Marin County since 1955, Mrs. Eggleston passed away in Petaluma on March 1, 2003 at age 87. She was born in Merced County, the third born of a family of ten. She is survived by sisters Lucille Alves and Lorraine Dragovich. Loving wife of the late Byron Eggleston. Caring mother of Marlen Williams and the late Loren Williams. Cherished grandmother of 10, great grandmother of 24 and great-great grandmother of 13. Loving stepmother of Darlene Grimm and Gail Martinez, and many stepgrandchildren and great grandchildren. Mrs. Eggleston was an avid gardener and enjoyed spending time in her yard. During WWII she worked at the Merced Airfield and S.F. Naval shipyards. She retired after 35 years at Pacific Motor Trucking. Friends and family are invited to attend a Funeral Service on Friday, March 7, 2003 at 11:00 AM at the PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY, Magnolia Avenue and Keokuk Street, Petaluma, CA. A Visitation will be held at the mortuary on Thursday, March 6, 2003 from 11:00 AM until 8:00 PM. Interment at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Petaluma, California. Sue Gardella Born May 7, 1910 in San Francisco, died peacefully March 1, 2003, at age 92 in Concord. Preceded in passing by her husband Angelo and her daughter Theresa. Beloved mother of Joan Sorenson; mother-in-law of Ralph Greenwood and wife Ellen; grandmother of David, Katherine and Mark Sorenson, and Ralph Jr., Michael and John Greenwood; great-grandmother of five. She was a parishioner at St. Patrick's of Larkspur for over 35 years. Member of YLI and ICF 161. A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, 11 AM at St. Patrick's, Larkspur.
John R. "Jack" Lee
Died in Petaluma, CA on February 27, 2003 at the age of 67. Devoted husband of Marilyn M. Lee of Petaluma. Loving father of Russell J. Lee and his wife Sybille of Munich, Germany and Eric D. Lee of Petaluma. Loving brother of Jim Lee of Arlington Heights, IL. Survived by numerous nieces and nephews He was a native of Chicago, Illinois; Past President Marin Underwriters Association and Past President of the Marin Cerebral Palsy Association. Friends and family are invited to attend the Memorial Services on Sunday, March 9, 2003 at 4:00 PM at Elim Lutheran Church, corner of Baker and Stanley Streets, Petaluma. Contributions are preferred to the Church of your choice or to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, OH 22311 or to your favorite charity in memory of John R. "Jack" Lee. Arrangements made by PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY, Magnolia Avenue and Keokuk Street, Petaluma, California. Private Interment.
Robert Michael Powers
Robert Michael Powers died Thursday, February 27, 2003 at the age of 41, in Marin County. Robert was born April 8, 1961 at Marin General Hospital in Greenbrae. Robert graduated from San Marin High School in Novato in 1979. He attended UC Davis and was on the Dean's Honor List, receiving a BS in Agricultural Economics in 1983. He was also a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity while at UC Davis. He went on to earn a Master of Arts in Counseling from Sonoma State, graduating CHI SIGMA LOTA Honor Society. Robert enjoyed helping people and was recently involved in the counseling of children. Robert will be greatly missed by his parents Robert L. and Janet K. Powers of Novato; his brother Bill Powers, Bill's wife Barb and their two lovely daughters Shealyn (Age 8) and Kristin (Age 5) of Mill Valley; and his brother Patrick Powers, Patrick's wife Erica Metz and their son Kashmir (Age 1) of Sonoma, California. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service 11:00 AM Saturday, March 8, 2003 at Keaton's Redwood Chapel, 1801 Novato Blvd., Novato. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are preferred to the American Cancer Society. KEATON'S REDWOOD CHAPEL 1801 Novato Blvd., Novato 415-897-1151
Beloved Husband, Stepfather
Joel Solomon, 56, of Kentfield CA passed away March 1, 2003 at home surrounded by his family. He found peace after a 14 month struggle with a brain tumor. Joel is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Carol, devoted stepchildren, Craig Rebman and Jennifer Rebman (Ed Carew). He also leaves his supportive and loving family, sister, Hana Schwartz and brother-in-law, Stephen, nephews, Joshua and Daniel, and niece, Katie. He will also be missed by his brother-in-law and sister-in-law Joel and Celia Solloway and their children, Jessica and Adam, Paul and Marla Ghiringhelli and their children Corey and Shane, and mother-in-law Rita. Joel was predeceased by his beloved parents Edwin and Ruth Solomon. Joel graduated from the University of Alabama in 1967. He had a successful career in international sales and manufacturing of shoes and accessories, but he realized his greatest satisfaction after retiring at age 54, volunteering as a job coach through the Civic Center Volunteer Center. On Tuesday, May 14, 2002, Joel was awarded the Civic Center Volunteer of the Year Award. Joel loved living in Marin County taking great pride in the natural beauty. He and his wife Carol traveled extensively, but he was happiest in his home overlooking Mt. Tam and the Bay. He leaves his two special pets, Tillie and Libby who were a constant source of comfort. He enjoyed art, theater, sports music and sharing them with his nephews, Josh and Dan and his niece Katie, and his children and friends. We know Joel will long be remembered for his remarkable intellect and sense of humor and for his extraordinary gift of sharing his wisdom and advice, and as a truly fine and compassionate gentle man. In lieu of flowers donations in Joel's memory to Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Avenue, Corte Madera, CA 94925-1133, or your favorite charity are greatly appreciated. Friends and family are invited to attend the Funeral Services, Tuesday, March 4, 2003, at 10 AM at Rodof Shalom Synagogue, 170 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael, CA Funeral assistance provided by Mount Tamalpais Mortuary & Cemetery, 2500 5th Avenue, San Rafael, California.
Joseph Patrick Walsh
August 16, 1916 - February 28, 2003
Passed away peacefully at his home in Petaluma. He is survived by his wife Mildred Walsh of 65 years, son Dennis Walsh of Pleasanton and daughter Linda Bruemmer and son-in-law, Chuck Bruemmer of Montara, CA; grandchildren Michelle and Brian Bruemmer, Christopher Walsh of Sacramento and Kelly Faherty and her husband Michael of Seattle. Born in San Francisco, Joseph was the last surviving son of four born to Patrick and Helen Walsh. Joseph spent most of his working life as a wholesale representative in the dairy business, starting his career with Spreckels Dairy in October of 1940. He was a long time member of the Food Service Executives. Joseph served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific during World War II. He was an avid sportsman, 49er and Notre Dame fan. Joe, as he was known to his friends and family, will be remembered and missed by all who knew him. Family and friends are invited to attend a Rosary and Funeral Mass at St. James Catholic Church, 125 Sonoma Mountain Parkway, Petaluma, CA on Tuesday, March 4, 2003 at 11:00 AM. Arrangements made by PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY, Magnolia Avenue and Keokuk Street, Petaluma, CA. Interment to follow: Holy Cross Cemetery, 1500 Mission Road, Colma, California.
Irene M. Bundesen
Died in Novato, CA on February 27, 2003 at the age of 83 years. Devoted wife of the late William F. Bundesen, Jr. Loving mother of William F. Bundesen, III and his wife Cathie and Gerald C. Bundesen and his wife Dolores all of Petaluma. Loving grandmother of Denise Messer and her husband James, Victoria McMahon and her husband Patrick, Bart Bundesen, Derek Bundesen and his wife Staci and Gregory Bundesen. Loving great-grandmother of Clinton Messer, Kyle Messer, Sierra Messer, Mitchell McMahon and Grace Bundesen. Loving sister of Mabel Ghisletta and her husband Steve of Napa, Gladys Buletti and her husband Chester of Santa Rosa and the late Jean Crescini, Stella Cella and Rocco Bassi. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. She was a native of Petaluma, CA; a member of Our Lady of Loretto Catholic Church of Novato; Native Daughters of the Golden West Petaluma Parlor; North Bay Dairy Women; and the Bennett Valley Grange. Friends and family are invited to attend the Funeral Services, Tuesday, March 4, 2003 at 9:30 AM from the PARENT- SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY, Magnolia Avenue and Keokuk Street, Petaluma, then to St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church, 35 Liberty Street, Petaluma, where at 10:00 AM a Funeral Mass will be celebrated. A Vigil Service will be held Monday evening at 7:00 PM at the Mortuary. Those who prefer may contribute to Cleft Palate Foundation, 414 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 or to your favorite charity in memory of Irene M. Bundesen. Private Interment at Liberty Cemetery, Petaluma, CA.
O.E. "Denny" Dehnert
Died February 26, 2003 in Novato, CA at the age of 75 years. Devoted husband of the late Bobbie Dehnert. Loving father of Michael D. Dehnert and his wife Dana of Rohnert Park, Monty Dehnert of Maui, HI, Mark Dehnert and his wife Cheri of San Rafael, Naomi Jones and her husband Hank of Pleasanton, Carol Kniffen and her husband John of Mesa, AZ. Loving grandfather of Will Irons, Chelsea Huff, Jennifer Dehnert, Denny Dehnert, Nicole Dehnert, Terra Dehnert and Tiffany Dehnert. Loving brother of the late Cal Dehnert and Jim Dehnert. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. He was a native of Sioux City, Iowa. Denny held a private pilots license and enjoyed piloting smaller aircraft for many years. He was co-owner of Empire Swift Plumbing of Santa Rosa and also Denny's House of Plumbing in Corte Madera, being in the plumbing business for over 50 years. He was a member of and a former Trustee for U.A. Local #38 of San Francisco, Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Union. Friends and family are invited to attend the Funeral Services, Thursday, March 6, 2003 at 11:00 AM at the PARENT SORENSEN-MORTUARY & CREMATORY, Magnolia Avenue and Keokuk Street, Petaluma. Friends may call at the Mortuary on Wednesday from 11:00 AM until 8:00 PM and then again on Thursday after 8:30 AM. Those who prefer may contribute to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 844, Santa Rosa, CA 95402 or to your favorite charity in memory of Denny Dehnert. Interment with full Military Honors will follow at Cypress Hill Memorial Park, Petaluma, California.
James C. Huckins
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, March 8, 2003 at 3:30 PM at the First United Methodist Church of San Rafael, 9 Ross Valley Drive, San Rafael, CA.
Dave George Mariani
Died peacefully at home in Novato, February 26, 2003. Born in 1920 in San Francisco, Dave was a lifelong resident of Marin County. He attended San Rafael High School and Marin Junior College. Dave flew 35 combat missions (from Italy) over Germany, Austria and Romania during World War II. He was a graduate of Santa Clara University (SCU), 1949 as an All American Basketball Player. He played for the YMI, and numerous rec. leagues and semipro basketball teams, including the Oakland Blue and Gold and Bittners. He was a member of Marin High School Sports Hall of Fame and SCU Athletic Hall of Fame. Dave was a cherished friend and teammate. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Dorothy, children Jean, Mary (John) O'Mara, Barbara, Dave (Glynis), Mike (Anna), Margie, and Terry (Mitch) Nilsen, nephew Bob, grandchildren Jenica, Jackie, Dave, John, Sara, Stephanie, Michael, Christopher, Tony (and dog, Max). He is preceded in death by his brother, Guido and sister, Mary Petri. A special thank you to all of the wonderful people at Kaiser for their care during his illness. Donations appreciated to Hospice of Marin or the Bronco Bench Foundation c/o SCU Athletic Department, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053. MONTE'S CHAPEL OF THE HILLS