Paul James Sullivan
In loving memory of Paul James Sullivan. Born, Saturday, June 10, 1972, Children's Hospital, San Francisco. Passed away April 19, 2003, age 30. "Saturday's Child is Godly Given." Marin County resident for all his short life. Beloved son of Sandra and Ed Sullivan. Loved by his sisters, brother and brothers-in-law. Debora and Don Canevari, Michael Sullivan, Stacy and Rich Crispi. Nieces and nephew, Dominigue, Tony and Angelina Canevari and Brianna Crispi. Aunt and Uncle, Pat and Tom Plaskett. Nonni, Fedora Saccone. Numerous cousins. Most of all, by many, many friends. He loved the outdoors, animals and people. He adored his family, was caring and giving and always there for everyone. His personality and smile would light up the room. He will be missed by all. He is now in the hands of a loving God. May he forever rest in Peace. We know in our hearts, that Paul would wish no flowers, but that any donation to Hospice of Marin where he was employed would be cherished. Friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass on Thursday, April 24, 2003 at St. Rita's Church, Fairfax, CA at 10:30 A.M. Visitation will be Wednesday, April 23, 2003 at Monte's Chapel of the Hills, 330 Redhill Ave., San Anselmo, CA between 6:00 and 9:00 P.M. Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery, San Rafael, CA. Monte's Chapel of the Hills Family Owned & Operated San Anselmo 453-8440
Maria Warren Tarabbia
Died in Petaluma on April 3, 2003 at age 63 years. Devoted wife of the late Mario Tarabbia. Loving mother of Susan Warren Villa and her husband Richard, Stewart Warren and his wife Wanlee and James E. Warren, all of Petaluma. Loving grandmother of Ryan Villa, Shinaide Villa, Declan Villa and Christina Maria Warren. Loving sister of Patricia Bajurin of Fairfax, and loving cousin of Oonah Tyson of San Rafael, CA. She was a native of Newcastle, England. Mrs. Tarabbia was a member of The Red Hat Society of Petaluma and was known as "Queen Maria of London," a member of Heritage Homes of Petaluma, Petaluma Museum and Novato Community Players. A talented lady, Maria was a "Court Dress Maker" in England for many years. Friends and family are invited to attend the Funeral Mass on Friday, April 25, 2003 at 11:00 AM at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 35 Liberty Street, Petaluma. Services are under the direction of the PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY, Magnolia Avenue and Keokuk Street, Petaluma. Those who prefer may contribute to Hospice of Petaluma, 416 Payran Street, Petaluma, CA 94952 in memory of Maria Warren Tarabbia. Private Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in San Rafael.
Mary Agnes Enright Fulmer
A resident of San Anselmo, died peacefully after a long illness on April 14, 2003. She was born on August 24, 1927, to parents William and Catherine Enright in Syracuse, NY. She received a BS degree from LeMoyne College and pursued graduate study in folklore at UC Berkeley. As the loving helpmate of her husband, George Price Fulmer, for 52 years, she lived many years in the cold Canadian sub-arctic and northern British Columbia before finally moving to California, which she loved. She will be greatly missed by her many friends and family members. She was a lovely woman who always knew just what to say in any situation. Well-read and intelligent, she was always full of ideas and was a magnificent story-teller. She was the best mother to all of her six children and was a fantastic example to them right to the end. She loved animals, especially cats, of which she owned many, and she was the doting owner of a 1966 VW microbus, Micress. Mary is survived by her husband, George, her children Hugh, Mary-George, Christopher, Anne, Kathleen, and Maureen, their spouses, and fourteen grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, she has asked that memorial gifts be sent to the favorite charity of the sender. A Memorial Service will be held in honor of her life sometime this summer; the date and location has not yet been decided. RUSSELL & GOOCH FUNERAL CHAPEL Mill Valley, California
Joseph F. Silveira
Was born October 1, 1923 on the Miller Ranch which is now Marinwood. He passed away April 17, 2003 in Santa Venetia. He was a rancher and dairyman. He was the son of the late Anthony F. and Mary E. Silveira. Beloved husband of Evelyn Silveira, brother of George P. Silveira (Alice), Anthony F. Silveira (Lorraine) and Jean Silveira O'Donnell (Leo) and the late Helen Silveira DeBorda, Carlos Silveira and Dolores Silveira Cordeiro. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and many dear friends. Joe attended Dixie School and San Rafael HIgh School. He was a previous Fire Commissioner of the Novato District Fire Dept. (1965-1979) and before he became ill, a director of the Dairyman's Milling Co. and the Novato Sanitary District. Joe was a member of the Nicasio Parlor #183 Native Sons of the Golden West, Novato Druids Grove #113, Petaluma Elks Lodge #0901, Novato Volunteer Fire Dept, I.D.E.S.I. of Novato Lodge, I.D.E.S.S.T. of Sausalito. Friends are invited to visit Tuesday, April 22nd from 10am to 4pm and Wednesday, April 23rd from 9am to 5pm at Keaton's Redwood Chapel, 1801 Novato Blvd. Novato. A Rosary will be recited on Wednesday, April 23rd at 7pm at Our Lady of Loretto Catholic Church, 1806 Novato Blvd., Novato. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, April 24th at 10:30 am also at Our Lady of Loretto. Burial will follow at Valley Memorial Park, Novato. Donations preferred to your charity of choice.
Doris Perry Noonan
The mother of Richard E., Phillip M. and E. Lynn Perry, grandmother of Michael O., Diana M., James G., and David H. Perry, and widow of Michael E. Noonan and Eldon G. Perry, Doris passed away on April 15, 2003, after a brief illness. A resident of Smith Ranch Homes, San Rafael, Doris was born in Port Arthur, Texas, on November 16, 1920. She traveled with her parents by Model T Ford to Tucson, Arizona, at age two. Doris has lived in California since 1990. During her career, Doris ran the family air conditioning business, Perry Heating & Cooling (taking it over after the untimely death of her first husband in 1959), and later worked in retail for several years in Tucson. Doris will be remembered with love for her friendliness, sense of humor, creativity, and indomitable spirit. The family will hold a private ceremony in Fullerton, and will later scatter her ashes in the Catalina foothills according to her desires. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 800-242-8721.
Age 86, died at her home in Rohnert Park on April 16, 2003. She was born and raised in San Francisco, where she met and married Fritz Pfeffer. They moved to San Geronimo Valley (Marin County) in 1948, then to Rohnert Park 32 years ago. Vi is survived by Fritz, her husband of 63 years; son Fred Pfeffer of Sebastopol; daughters, Carolyn Helberg of Forest Knolls and Susie Brewer of Rohnert Park; grandchildren, Kami Pfeffer, Kurt Pfeffer, and Jennifer Ojeda, great-grandchildren Jaime Ojeda and Nicolas Ojeda, as well as many nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. At Vi¹s request, no services will be held. Donations in her memory may be made to a charity of your choice.
Emma L. Spencer
Born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1920, she moved to Novato in 1980. In Kansas City Emma worked for twenty years as an auditor for National Bellas Hess. When she moved to Novato she was employed by St. Vincent DePaul's briefly eventually gaining employment in the women's department of Sears at Northgate Mall until her retirement. Emma enjoyed reading, movies, and going out to dinner with family and friends. She died on March 30th, 2003 at Pleasant Care Convalescent in Novato with family at her side. She is survived by her sons Clifford Jr. and Jerry; daughter-in-law Linda Spencer; grandsons Clifford III, Christopher, and Nicholas; granddaughter-in-law Lori Spencer. Emma's ashes were buried in Kansas City next to her mother and father. Memorial Service will be private. Donation in her name may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation, Parkinson's Disease Foundation, or The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
Age 86, died at her home in Rohnert Park on April 16, 2003. She was born and raised in San Francisco, where she met and married Fritz Pfeffer. They moved to San Geronimo Valley (Marin County) in 1948, then to Rohnert Park 32 years ago. Vi is survived by Fritz, her husband of 63 years; son Fred Pfeffer of Sebastopol; daughters, Carolyn Helberg of Forest Knolls and Susie Brewer of Rohnert Park; grandchildren, Kami Pfeffer, Kurt Pfeffer, and Jennifer Ojeda, great-grandchildren Jaime Ojeda and Nicolas Ojeda, as well as many nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. At Vi’s request, no services will be held. Donations in her memory may be made to a charity of your choice.
Michael "Ollie" Schotka
Mike, who was known by his nickname "Ollie", was well loved by his family and host of friends. We cherished his wonderful sense of humor, cutting edge intellect, culinary skills that matched the best chefs, but most of all, his ability to make music come to life on stage as well as in the studio. Audiences he entertained, as well as every musician he ever played with, recognized Ollie as one of the best bass players of the rock/blues world. Born and raised in Dixon, Illinois, the hometown of Ronald Reagan, Ollie learned to golf as a youth and became an accomplished golfer. Music came naturally to Ollie and soon learned to play piano and bass guitar. He attended Northern Illinois University then headed to California to be part of the flourishing rock and roll scene. Arriving in Oakland, Ollie fell in love with the "Blues", then moved to Marin County where he fell in love again on Easter 1973 when he met his wife Pat. They lived in Marin until moving to Petaluma in 1991. For 25 years Ollie was an integral part of many bands, most notably "Smoke, Inc." a popular bay area R&B band. After "Smoke" Ollie, now a seasoned guitar player and his partner Roy Schmall ran a recording studio and a publishing company. Full Deck Publishing recorded many local bands and scores of Ollie and Roy's original compositions including their spoofs on Ronald Reagan under the name of "Dukes of Dixon". One of his last wishes was that everyone read "THE LAW" by Fredric Bastiat published in 1850. Ollie passed peacefully at home in Petaluma of natural causes on April 12, 2003. He is survived by his parents Frank and Helen Schotka of Phoenix, AZ., loving wife Patricia Schotka, his sister Diane Schotka of Rohnert Park, father-in-law Nelson Logan of Austin, Texas, and lots of pals who will sorely miss him. Friends are invited to attend services Tuesday, April 22, 2003 at 2:00 PM at ADOBE CREEK FUNERAL HOME 331 Lakeville St. Petaluma CA. CHEDA & LYONS 707-789-9000
Thomas Allen Norton
Born July 25, 1912 in Portland, Oregon, Tom graduated from Reed College, and as a volunteer with the Abraham Lincoln Brigade fought fascism in Spain in the 1930's. He worked in the Sausalito shipyards during WWII, and for 30 years worked as a warehouseman in San Francisco. As an active member of the ILWU, he was a steward and delegate for many years. He will be remembered by his family for his deep convictions and beliefs in social justice and human rights. As an avid reader and poet, he spent many happy hours supporting the Marin Mobile Library Service bookmobile's visits to Muir Beach, as well as the Mill Valley Library. His wife Paula, son John Thomas and granddaughter Laurie Beth Branson preceded him in death. He is survived by his children Persis, Jean, Joel and Jamie; his granddaughter and care giver Misti Norton; granddaughters Bethani Guerrero, Lynlei Gilleo, Tori Williams, Liberti Miller, Erin and Brie Banister; grandsons David, Wayne and Paul Branson. He is also survived by great-grandchildren Ruby and David Branson Jr.; Dylan and Logan Gilleo; Tawni, Ian and Chris Williams; Bradley and Destini Miller; and Christian and Britteni Guerrero. The family is holding a private gathering to celebrate Tom's life. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mobile Library Service of Marin County.
Devoted mother to David and Lisa was born in Farmington Michigan on August 18, 1947 to Doris and John Hennessy. She passed away with her family by her side on Wednesday, April 16, 2003 at the age of 56. Her son David, daughter Lisa, and her husband Martin survive her. She also leaves behind her sister Marilyn Guyer of NC. Friends are invited to Celebrate Judy's Life at 10:00 AM on Friday, April 18, 2003 at the Rodef Shalom Temple, 170 North San Pedro Road in San Rafael, CA. Private Sea Scattering Services will follow. Donations may be made in memory of Judy to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation at 1(800) I'm AWARE. "Her smiling face will be forever in our hearts." Funeral assistance provided by Mount Tamalpais Mortuary & Cemetery, 2500 5th Avenue, San Rafael, CA, 415-459-2500.
Joseph M. Wilner
1919 - 2003
Cincinnati, Ohio, Joe and his mother, Edna, came to San Francisco in 1928 when Joe was nine years old. It was there that he met the love of his life, Margaret, and they were married in Palo Alto. In 1954, they moved to Kentfield where they have lived ever since, and raised their three children, Robin, Sherie and Steve. Joe attended Lowell High School in The City and went on to graduate from University of San Francisco and USF Law School. A lawyer by trade (he has been a member of the California State Bar Association for 57 years), he spent many years in the insurance industry before venturing into property development and the hotel business. His keen business acumen, tremendous work ethic and his effervescent personality combined to give him much success, which he never took for granted. Ever at the ready with a pun or a terrible joke, Joe was both the class and the life of every gathering. His wardrobe (courtesy of Margaret) was as legendary as his vocabulary and outgoing personality. An avid reader and student of history, Joe was a fascinating conversationalist and debater of current affairs. He was a very active member of St. Sebastian's Parish in Greenbrae and his religion brought him great comfort and joy. He also brought his talents to many community organizations. He served as president of Central Marin Rotary, on the Board of the Marin General Hospital Foundation, on the Board of Sunny Hills, on the Board of the Children's Brain Disease Foundation and on the Board of the YMCA, to name a few. Joe is survived by his wife and best friend Margaret, daughters Robin and Sherie, son Steve, daughter-in-law Eileen Wilner, sons-in-law Bill Cohill and Pat Mullin, and his four grandchildren, Michele and Greg Mullin and Josh and Zack Wilner. A Rosary Service will be held at Monte's Chapel of the Hills in San Anselmo at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 21st. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Sebastian's Catholic Church in Greenbrae on Tuesday, April 22nd at 11 a.m. Friends and family are invited to attend a reception immediately following the Mass in the Hall at St. Sebastian's. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made in Joe's name to Central Marin Rotary Club, Marin General Hospital Foundation, Sunny Hills, or Marin YMCA. Donations to Rotary should be sent to Rotary International Polio Plus Fund, c/o Rotary Club of Central Marin, P.O. Box 1592, Ross, CA 94957.
Andrew Hugh Wooliever
Andrew Hugh Wooliever died unexpectedly on April 12, 2003. He was 40. Born in San Francisco, he spent his childhood in Japan and Marin County. He graduated from Branson School and graduated from Chico State University. A resident of Madera County, he worked for the Pistoresi car dealership in Madera for over 14 years. He received numerous professional awards for his rapport with clients and outstanding achievement. Most recently, he was awarded the highest statewide individual sales record for his sixth year. In his professional and personal life, Andrew was appreciated for his honest, sincere, respectful approach, which put anyone at ease. He practiced generosity and integrity to the core and demonstrated a tenderhearted sense of responsibility for others. Loving husband, father, son, and "Big Brother" to six siblings, he is survived by his wife, Catherine and son, Wilton; mother, Pauline Wooliever of Davis; brothers, Patrick, Matthew and Raymond; sisters, Avery Godfryd and Kate Sedillo; grandmother, Pauline Begg, and uncle, Wayne Begg, as well as 14 nieces and nephews. He also has family in France, a mother-in-law, Violette Barthelemy, and brothers-in-law, Olivier and Alan Barthelemy. A Vigil will be held at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 18, 2003 at Smith Manor Grace Chapel, 801 E. Yosemite Ave., Madera, Ca. 93638. (559) 662-8825. A Funeral will be held at 10 a.m. at the same location on Saturday, April 19, 2003. Remembrances may be made to "Wilton's Educational Trust Fund" at California Bank & Trust 126 North D. St., Madera, CA. 93638 (559) 673-9370.
Dorothy Louise Kinkade
Dorothy Kinkade, known as "Mama" to her loved ones, was an energetic hiker and nature enthusiast, loving mother and grandmother, a gardener with a true "green thumb," a conservationist and pioneer recycler, a teacher and nurturer, a collector, a clever poet, a creative artist, a piano and accordion player, a ballroom dancer, an eternal optimist and loyal friend. Beyond all that, community service was a major theme in her life, and she spent countless hours in that pursuit. Born in Nebraska in 1912, Dorothy migrated to California in 1929 -- first to San Jose, and by 1950 was settled into her San Anselmo home, where she resided for the rest of her 90-plus years. A lifelong member of the Sierra Club, she climbed most, if not all, of the mountains in California. Dorothy had a passion for natural science, and knew just about everything about bugs, birds, flowers, and trees. A leader of Cub Scout, Girl Scout, and Campfire Girl groups, she passed on her love of nature to an entire generation of children in and around her beloved Sleepy Hollow. When her husband, Hulme, an instructor at College of Marin, died unexpectedly in 1963, she rejoined the work force to support her three teenage children. She, too, became an instructor in the Business Department of College of Marin, where she developed innovative programs in Court Reporting and Medical Terminology. Officially retired at 65, Dorothy continued to substitute teach, and returned to a myriad of community service projects. Deceased March 26th, 2003 after a brief illness, Dorothy spent her final days surrounded by her loving family and friends, of whom she will always be a part. Preceding her in death was her husband, Hulme Hardy Kinkade, her daughter, Kay Diane Chlebik, and granddaughter, Tresa Lyn Chlebik. She is survived by son Stephen Roy Kinkade, daughter Laurie Lu Kuhn; grandchildren April, Kevin, and Megan Kinkade, Jesse and Josh Kuhn, and Tru Mai Chlebik; great-granddaughter Jamie Taylor Kuhn; niece Carol Helms, and Carol's children Frank, John, and Julie Helms. Also loved like her children were their spouses, Jack Kuhn, Linda Kinkade, and Ron Chlebik. A Memorial Service for Dorothy will be held at the Sleepy Hollow Presbyterian Church on Sunday, May 4, 2003, at 2:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to The Marine Mammal Center or to Wildcare/Terwilliger Nature Education and Wildlife Rehabilitation. Monte’s Chapel of the Hills San Anselmo- 415-453-8440