Anna Sylvia Parker
In Corte Madera, February 18, 2003. Loving sister of Catherine Cecchi of Corte Madera, also survived by nieces and nephews, a native of New York, age 95 years, a member of St. Patrick's Church and the Italian Catholic Federation, Br. #161 of Larkspur. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass Saturday March 8, 2003 at 5:00 PM at St. Patrick's Church, Larkspur. Memorial gifts preferred to St. Patrick's Church, 114 King St., Larkspur, CA 94939. RUSSELL & GOOCH FUNERAL CHAPEL 270 Miller Ave., Mill Valley 388-1573
Harry F. Howard
Of San Anselmo passed away on February 17, 2003. He is survived by his wife Maria Howard; his children Richard F. Howard (Mary) of Carmichael, CA, Teresa Wootton (Barry) of Kentfield, Daniel F. Howard (Sandy) of Fairfax. Renee Howard Erle (David) of Greenbrae, Onnie Kyne (Matt) of San Anselmo, and Nancy Hansbery (Brett) of San Rafael; his brother Clint Howard of Reno, NV; his sisters Margie Heinen of Milwaukee, WI, Mary Hoddy of Tempe, AZ and the late Helen Howard; also survived by 14 grandchildren. Harry was a volunteer of L.I.T.A. or Marin County, a member of St. Vincent de Paul Society for over 40 years and a past President, a member of St. Anselm's for 42 years. A member of the 339th Fighter Group, a WWII veteran and a Prisoner of War. Friends are invited to attend the Memorial Mass on Saturday, March 1, 2003 at 1:00 PM at St. Anselm's Catholic Church, Ross, CA. A vigil service will be held Friday, February 28, 2003 at 7:00 PM at St. Anselm's Catholic Church. Inurnment Private. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts to St. Vincent de Paul Society, 820 B Street, San Rafael, CA 94901 or Drake Scholarship Foundation, Sir Francis Drake High School, 1327 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Anselmo, CA 94960. MONTE'S CHAPEL OF THE HILLS San Anselmo, 415-453-8440
Passed away in her home after a lengthy illness on January 22nd, 2003 at the age of 91 years. Loving wife of 48 years of the late Capt. Arthur J. Loring; devoted mother of Douglas Loring; loving grandmother of John Loring and Diane Levinthal; great grandmother of Gene, Owen, and Dana Levinthal. She will be remembered for her kindness, sense of humor, gentle spirit, deep devotion to family and friends, and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Charlotte had been a resident of San Rafael, CA for over 40 years and ran a consignment clothing store for 20 years. She was an avid bingo player and enjoyed giving and going to parties. In the manner of her late husband, Charlotte’s ashes will be spread on the San Francisco Bay near Treasure Island.
Passed away February 5, 2003 at Marin General Hospital, at the age of 87. Leo was born in S.F. in 1915 and made his home there until 1955 when he moved his family to Mill Valley. Until his retirement he worked as a produce man. He knew all the answers on fruits and vegetables. With a heart of gold, he created friends wherever he went, always offering a helping hand. Leo made the world a more beautiful place, whether planting flowers, tending to a neighbor's yard, taking kids fishing, or creating his special wood crafts. Marin is dotted with his birdhouses and wind-flown birds. The love in his heart created his path and touched all he met. Leo is survived by his wife of 65 years, Sophie; his daughters Barbara Andino Stevenson of Lagunitas, Susan Curles of Chesterfield County, Virginia, and Denise Brechbill of Sacramento; seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; his nieces Yvonne O'Drain and Concetta Andino Drori; and his dear friend and helper Mary Pat Jones. He also leaves behind the crew at Mill Valley Lumber, who were like family to him. At Leo's request there will be no memorial service. Donations may be made in his honor to Hospice of Marin (150 Nellen Avenue, Corte Madera, CA 94925) or Our lady of Mount Carmel (3 Oakdale Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941. Funiculi, funicula!
Marjorie Maxine Bailey, (July 11, 1921 - February 18, 2003)
Passed away peacefully in Novato with her daughter, Kathy and son-in-law, John by her side. She is also survived by her brother, Theodore Zaffke, her sons, Thomas Bailey of Sebastapol, and Robert Bailey of Friday Harbor, Washington. Marjorie was known as "Nana" to seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. After graduating from Mercy School of Nursing in Colorado, Margie moved to San Francisco with her husband Acie in 1942. Margie will be dearly missed by her family and friends and will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and a good friend with a heart of gold. Family and friends are invited for visitation Tuesday, February 25, 2003 2 PM - 8 PM and a Rosary at 7 PM at Keaton's Redwood Chapel; 1801 Novato Blvd., Novato. A Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, February 26, 2003 at 10 AM at All Souls Catholic Church; 315 Walnut Ave., So. San Francisco. Keaton's Redwood Chapel (415) 897-1151
Gary Warren Bernard, Jr.
A Memorial Service for Gary Warren Bernard, Jr. 40, of Petaluma, will be held on March 1st at 4:00 PM at Wilson Elementary School, at 3775 Bodega Ave. in Petaluma. Gary Bernard lost his life in a tragic accident in the early hours of Wednesday, February 5, 2003. He did everything he could to give his family the life he felt was fit, until his own life was cut short. Gary is survived by Jessie Bernard, his wife of 21 years, his daughter Laura and son Andrew. His parents, Gary and Joyce Bernard of Riverside, CA, and his mother and father-in-law James and Leslie Bergstrom also survive him. He leaves behind brothers and a sister and their spouses as well, Marty (Jeana), Marc (Lisa), Amy, and Steven Bernard, and brothers- and a sister-in-law Joe (LaDon) and Collin (Lorraine), and Michele Gill. Many nieces, nephews and dear friends will also miss him. Born in San Rafael on the first of March in 1962, Gary was a graduate of Petaluma High School, in the class of 1980. A member of the Carpenters Union Local 751, Gary was well known in the building trades. He could give those he worked with a sense of direction. Without him, no job could run smoothly. Gary’s favorite hobby was coaching. From the age of sixteen, Gary was a coach with Petaluma American Little League, also serving on the Board of Directors for a number of years. He was also a coach and athletic director with Petaluma Pop Warner. He loved slot car racing and was often seen with his son at the Slot Car Raceway in Rohnert Park. He could be counted on to drive his daughter’s high school cheer leading squad to and from games and dinners. Gary loved watching his children from the sidelines, and took great joy as they grew into wonderful young adults. Many other young people look back fondly on their time with Coach Gary, and count him among the positive influences in their lives. Gary’s laughter could light up a room for hours. His playful spirit and happy manner were the life of many parties. Many friends and acquaintances remember Gary as always being willing to lend a helping hand, at any cost, regardless of the time of day or his own burdens. Family members recall his saying, "There was always a mountain in front of me, but I keep on trying." The Memorial Service will be a celebration of Gary’s life, and is fittingly planned for his 41st birthday, March 1st. In lieu of flowers, friends of the family have established a memorial fund at Bank of the West to assist his wife and children through this difficult time.
Died peacefully in her sleep on February 15, 2003. She was born in Illinois on April 24, 1922, and grew up on the family farm, where they grew mainly corn and soybeans. After high school, she attended St. John's Nursing School in Springfield, Illinois. Upon graduation, she joined the Women's Army Nursing Corps and served in WWII in England and Germany. It was in Berlin that she met her future husband, Philip, also serving in the Army. When the war ended, they were married in Sausalito CA and soon built their own home in San Anselmo, using a converted Army barracks, where they lived until their deaths. After raising four children, Mary returned to work as a nurse and eventually retired from a successful career at Letterman Hospital in the Presidio. Mary was a member of the Veteran's of Foreign Wars Post #72 of San Anselmo. Mary was preceded in death by her husband Philip Bundschu, and her brother, Clair Federer, of Illinois. She is survived by her sister Catherine Fleage, of Colorado, and her children, Ellen McKnight Andrews, of Mill Valley, Philip Bundschu II, David Bundschu, and Elizabeth Mooney, all of Fairfax, and grandchildren Oona and Maggie McKnight and Jacob and Emma Mooney. There will be a Memorial Service on Saturday, March 1, 2003, at 10:30 AM at St. Anselm's Church in San Anselmo. Contributions may be made to St. Anselm's Adopt-A-Family, 97 Shady Lane, Ross CA 94957. MONTES CHAPEL OF THE HILLS San Anselmo, 415-453-8440
Mark Andrew Charlson
Died suddenly in Santa Rosa, CA on February 19, 2003. Cherished son of Jack and Nancy Charlson of Petaluma, CA. Devoted husband of Maria Charlson of Rohnert Park, CA. Beloved father of Andrew Charlson and Sophia Charlson. Loving brother of John Edward Charlson and his wife Katie, of Sebastopol, CA. Loving uncle of Kimberly Charlson, Stephanie McNichol, and Michael Charlson. Caring nephew of Clifford Charlson of Rochester, NY. Dear son-in-law of John and Lilia Freed of Petaluma, CA. Loving brother-in-law of Jim Freed of San Anselmo, CA. Mr. Charlson attended Casa Grande High School and graduated from Rancho Cotati. He later attended and graduated from the Santa Rosa Police Academy. He was employed as police cadet for the Santa Rosa Junior College for two years. For the last 14 years he proudly served Marin County as a Deputy Sheriff. On the job, he met the love of his life, Maria, and they later married on June 1st, 1991 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. In his spare time he enjoyed making model airplanes and attending air shows -- basically he enjoyed anything to do with airplanes and flying. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed coaching little league. He was a direct descendant of Edward Gray, the first colonist from the Mayflower to be buried on Plymouth Hill in the late 1600's. Mark Charlson, husband, father, son, brother, and friend was truly loved and will be deeply missed by all who knew him. He was 36 years of age. Friends and family are invited to attend a Funeral Service on Wednesday, February 26, 2003 at 11:00 AM at the St. Johns Episcopal Church, 40 5th Street, Petaluma. A Visitation will be held at PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY, Magnolia Avenue and Keokuk Street, Petaluma, CA on Tuesday, February 25, 2003 from 11:00 AM until 8:00 PM. Interment will be at Cypress Hill Memorial Park, Petaluma, CA. A trust fund for the Charlson children is being established at Morgan-Stanley, through the Marin County Deputy Sheriff's Association. If you wish to donate to the fund, please make checks payable to: MCDSA, P.O. Box 4224, San Rafael, CA 94913. Please specify donations are for the Charlson children.
Kevin Robert Glasner
Born in San Francisco, April 2, 1956, Kevin graduated from Redwood High School in 1974. He was an avid long distance runner, hiker, bicyclist, hang glider and kayaker. After traveling in Europe, he joined the U.S. Army, stationed in Texas. Returning to Marin, he attended College of Marin, and began writing poetry and music. Calling himself "Captain Hawaii," after several trips to the islands, he and his band began playing together as he struggled with Hodgkin's Disease in 1986. Following his recovery, he met his wife, Linda; they have two children, ages 12 and 10. Kevin was an artist and a colorful entertainer, frequenting parades and festivals with his juggling sticks and magic wands. His CD "Captain Hawaii and the Shallow People," in which he is the lead singer, was completed at the time he was diagnosed with Lymphoblastic Lymphoma, two years ago. Kevin died at his home in Mill Valley on St. Valentine's Day. He was known and loved by many; his pursuit of truly living life his own way --- Kayaking, hiking, and being a family man --- was done like no other, he will be missed. He is survived by his wife, Linda Benson; his daughter, Jebel; his son, Kevin, all of Mill Valley; his parents, Pat Glasner of Cotati; Robert Glasner, of Forest Knolls; sisters, Gail Brown and her husband, Lou of San Rafael; their children Sam and Anne Brown, Lisa Augustin and her husband Bertrand, and sons Bryan and Marc of Sonoma; Jill Lyon of New York; Theresa Becklund and her husband, Bob; Debby Strenkofsky and her husband Jim and her children Ashley and Brandon of Forest Knolls; Taffy Glasner and Elaine Young of Sebastopol; brothers, Daniel and his wife, Elise, and their daughters, Haley and Marina; and Michael Glasner of Pacifica. A Funeral Mass will be in Mill Valley at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Sunday March 2, 2003 at 3:00 PM. RUSSEL & GOOCH FUNERAL CHAPEL Mill Valley, 415-388-1573
William "Willie" Joseph
Passed away on January 27, 2003 at his home at age 72. He was a Marin County resident for 62 years; and born in San Rafael on April 18, 1930. Willie was a teamster for LP McNear Brick and Block Co. of San Rafael for 42 years. He loved to bowl and also ride motorcycles. He retired and moved to Central Point, Oregon ten years ago. Cryptside Services were held at Memory Garden Memorial Park, Medford Oregon. He is preceded in death by his brother John Joseph. Survived by two brothers, Ronald Joseph of Sonoma and Richard Joseph of Graton CA; two sisters, Barbara Jean Perinoni of San Rafael CA and Annie Mabry of Santa Rosa; numerous nieces and nephews; and two aunts, Dalia Joseph of Petaluma and Elsie Moya of Santa Rosa.
William "Bill" Knott
Passed away February 14, 2003. Devoted husband of Mickey "Mildred" for over 50 years. Survived by a sister and several nieces and nephews who live in North Carolina. He served twice in the Air Force; lived in Germany, Japan, England, Canada, and Belize. He was a photographer, draftsman, computer operator, pilot, and businessman. He was owner of Golden Gate Helicopters (San Francisco area) and mostly flew for the movie industry. He played the part of police helicopter pilot in Streets of San Francisco; flew for Bob Cameron's first edition of "Above San Francisco" the book and also the movie. After a helicopter crash in the Sierras in 1976 he became disabled and began a new phase of his life as a college student. He received his BA in English in 1985. He worked at Mt. Shadows Golf Course, and played there until 1995 when he moved to the city of Sonoma; an Independent spirit through all his many roaming moves; and always considered California "home". He was mostly active until emphysema felled him. A private Military Service for the Scattering will be held at the Chapel of the Chimes in Santa Rosa. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Assn., Redwood Empire Branch, 115 Talbot Avenue, Santa Rosa. Arrangements by the Neptune Society, Santa Rosa.
William "Spike" McDonald
Longtime Sausalito resident passed away Sunday, February 16, 2003. He loved baseball and was retired from the Sausalito Post Office. William is survived by his wife Helen, two sons William III and Harold, daughter Victoria, sister Mildred, three grandchildren and one great granddaughter. Join us in a Celebration of His Life at Smitty's Bar in Sausalito on March 9th, 2003 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Richie Joseph Moore
Passed away of natural causes on February 16, 2003 in Eastsound, Washington. Loving and loved husband of Annie Moss Moore, stepfather to Denise Firkus and grandpa to Monica Hossfeld, brother to Denise and Kerry Satterlee, and Patrick and Brenda Moore, uncle to Steve and Chris Hoffman, Seth Moore and Jenell Simple, nephew of Lois Molkenburh. Richie went to Our Lady of Mercy Grammar School, Daly City, California, and was an alumnus of St. Ignatius High School, San Francisco. He was involved in the music industry for over 20 years, and his work was recognized with a number of gold and platinum albums and awards for technical excellence. For the last three years, he was Technical Director for the Children's Discovery Center (The Funhouse) of Orcas Island. He will be greatly missed by all who loved him and who were touched by his good and generous spirit. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Children's Discover Center, 30 Pea Patch Lane, Eastsound, WA 98245. A Viewing will be held from 3:30 PM to 7:00 PM Monday, February 24th at McAvoy - O'Hara Funeral Home, 4545 Geary Avenue, San Francisco. Memorial Words at 6:00 PM.