Paul Nello Cervelli
Passed away peacefully at home in Cotati, with his family by his side on July 2, 2003. He was 65 years old. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife Cheryl, his children Kim Clayton and Tony Cervelli, stepchildren Bryan Fikes and Christine Fikes. He was a devoted grandfather to Justin and Katie Clayton, Mia and Nick Cervelli, and brother to Barbara Baldry. He was highly respected by his nephews Ernie, Ray, and Mark Baldry as well as his dog Mike. He was born in San Francisco, served two years in the U.S. Navy, worked for the family beer distributing business, was a Teamster in Local 624, and worked for 35 years for Reliable Crane & Rigging. He bought, repaired, built, restored and loved Street Rods. He was a member of the Kings Social Club during the 1950's. He illuminated the lives of his family and friends and inspired them in so many ways with his profound sense of integrity, intellect, dry wit, sense of humor, and his boundless love for his family. He will live in our hearts forever. Join his family for a Celebration of His Life on Sunday, July 20th from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Stafford Lake Park on Novato Blvd., Novato. Contributions may be made to Hospice Sutter VNA of Santa Rosa. Arrangements by ADOBE CREEK FUNERAL HOME, Petaluma CA. CHEDA & LYONS - 707-789-9000
Warren R. Cushman
Born in Fort Bragg on March 11, 1926. Died in Petaluma July 5, 2003. He is survived by his wife Nancy, son Steven Cushman of Petaluma, daughter Deborah Cushman Gross of Sebastopol, and four grandchildren: Max and Avery Cushman and Nathaniel and Laura Gross. At his request no Memorial Service will be held. Donations, if desired, may be made to the Jeremiah E. O'Brien National Ship Memorial, Pier 23 San Francisco, CA 94111. He was Chief Engineer of the vessel F.W.E. Arrangements by ADOBE CREEK FUNERAL HOME, Petaluma, CA. CHEDA & LYONS - 707-789-9000
The Reverend Douglas A. Land
Age 74, passed away at home in La Jolla, CA, surrounded by the love of wife and family. Rich in talent and faithful to his callings, he made a lifelong pilgrimage that brought love, joy, truth, and beauty to his family and those who knew him. Mr. Land was a graduate of Tamalpais High School in 1947 and the San Francisco Theological Seminary in 1958. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Elsie; sister Valerie Henderson of Kentfield; brother Ivan of Advance, MO; son Christopher (wife Eleanor) of Ojai; son Geoffrey (wife Nancy) of San Luis Obispo; daughter Jennifer (husband Rob) of Corrales, New Mexico; and grandchildren: Alexandra, Douglas, Maya, Carson, Seamus, Pilar, Beatrice, Gabriel, and Nicolas.
Maura Tobin Levine
Passed away peacefully at home on Sunday July 6, 2003 at the age of 53. Dearly beloved wife of Charles, adored mother of Alexandra, Lauren and Scott, cherished daughter of Patrick and Kathleen Tobin, endeared sister of Patrick Tobin Jr. and Megan Devers, and loving friend and cousin of Mary Bassing Kerr. Born in Kansas City, Maura was a graduate of UCLA and earned a Masters Degree from San Francisco State University. Her career accomplishments included executive positions with Smith Klein Beckman as Manager of Human Resources; Pacific Coast Plastics as its Treasurer; and Sonoma Graphic Products Corp. as Secretary and Vice President. Maura was a voracious reader whose other hobbies included antiquing, gardening and horseback riding. She also enjoyed dancing and had a fondness for travel. However, her first love was for her family, home and her cherished friendships. She remained with us long enough to successfully raise her children in a soft and elegant manner, and always with a graceful hand. She never spoke unkindly of others and graciously led by example. A courageous, gentle, kind and loving individual, she touched all those who were fortunate enough to know her. This was her legacy. A Catholic Mass will be held Thursday morning at 9:00 a.m. at St. Eugene's Cathedral, Santa Rosa. The Memorial Service will be held Friday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. at Santa Rosa Christian Church, 1315 Pacific Avenue, Santa Rosa. If desired, please send memorial donations to A.L.S. Research at UCSF, 350 Parnassus Avenue, Suite 500, San Francisco, CA 94117 and/or Sutter VNA Hospice, 1110 N. Dutton Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95401.
Harriet W. Williams
Harriet W. Williams peacefully passed away at Smith Ranch in San Rafael while surrounded by her loving family on July 4, 2003 at the age of 88. She was born Harriet Angell Whitney on October 7, 1914 in Seattle WA, the only child of Vincent and Corrine Whitney. Her family moved to San Francisco in the 1920's where her father founded the Vincent Whitney Company. In 1947 the company was moved to Sausalito where it is still a family run business today. Harriet graduated from Lowell High School in 1932, where she was editor of the school newspaper. She then went on to receive a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from University of California, Berkeley in 1936. She joined the Alpha Chi Omega sorority and enjoyed many friendships over the years from her college days. In 1934 she met Horace R. Williams whom she married on September 9, 1939. The first of three daughters was born in 1941. Among Harriet's varied interests were golf, sewing, volunteering and watching her San Francisco Giants and '49ers in action. Harriet was a member of the Meadow Club. She served for various charitable organizations including Sunny Hills of Marin. Of all, her most cherished activity was spending time with her three daughters and their families in the Bay Area and at her second home in Lake Tahoe. Harriet provided a legacy of strength, honesty, and most of all, love. Harriet spent most of her adult life in Marin County, residing in Ross, San Rafael, and Belvedere. She will be sorely missed by her friends developed over her eighty-eight years and most recently by her newfound friends, the "LL's" of Smith Ranch. She is survived by her three daughters, Sue (Harry) Spiliotopoulos, Sally (Phillip) Murphy, and Mary (Hampton) Lyons, six grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren. Contributions in memory of Harriet may be made to The American Cancer Society and Hospice of Marin. KEATON'S MORTUARY 1022 E Street, San Rafael, CA 415-453-0571
The Memorial Service for Rosa Malet will be held on Saturday, July 12th, 2003, 10:30 AM at the Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery Chapel, 2500 5th Avenue in San Rafael.
Kenneth R. Ball
At rest in San Anselmo on July 3, 2003 at the age of 92. Preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mary Ellen Ball. Born in Chicago, Ken moved to the Bay Area in the 1940's where he resided in San Anselmo for over 40 years. Ken was a town council member for the Town of San Anselmo and a respected Insurance Broker in Marin County. Ken was also a long time member of the San Anselmo Rotary club. Prayer Services will be held on Friday, July 11, 2003 at Mt. Tam Cemetery at 1:00 PM. Donations in his memory may be made to the San Anselmo Rotary Club or Marin Humane Society. Mount Tamalpais Mortuary & Cemetery 2500 5th Ave San Rafael, Ca 415-459-2500
Passed away suddenly and unexpectedly, June 29, 2003 in Marin County at the age of 88 years. Ruby was a longtime resident of Piedmont; she was the daughter of the late Max and May Silver and the loving wife of the late Melville F. Barnett. She is survived by her daughters Liz Wallerstein, Bonnie Barnett and her husband George Herbst; she is the grandmother of Rebecca Wallerstein, Josh Wallerstein and his wife Stefanie; she was the great-grandmother of Taylor and Bradley Wallerstein; she is survived by her nephews; Stan and Raymond. She was preceded in death by her brother Robert Silver and nephew Richard. Ruby is also survived by longtime family friend, Tony Kucenski. Recent resident of Hampton Court/Aegis Assisted Living in San Rafael, Ruby was a volunteer for the Jewish Home For the Aged in Oakland. She was also a gourmet cook, avid gardener, and needlepoint enthusiast. It gave Ruby great pleasure designing and decorating her homes and sharing her love of beautiful things with her family, friends, and caretakers. The family extends their appreciation to her physicians, the staff of the Satellite Dialysis Center of Greenbrae, and the the staff and her many friends at Hampton Court/Aegis. Private services were held on Wednesday, July 2, 2003 at Home of Eternity Cemetery in Oakland. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations be made to: The American Diabetes Association, Memorial Honor Program-Call Center Attention Research Donations, P.O. Box 2680 North Canton, Ohio 44720 . Grant Miller-John Cox Mortuary 2850 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA FD 171 (510) 451-6434
John A. Coletti
Born May 16, 1922 John passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family on June 20, 2003, at age 81. He is survived by his wife Phyllis Coletti, his daughter Susan Herring of Oroville, two grandchildren, four great grandchildren and his sister Diane Butler of Sonoma. John was born and raised in Oakland, CA. He served in the Army as a Sergeant during W.W. II in the India, Burma, China Campaign. He returned to Piedmont CA where he began a singing career on the radio. He met and married his wife Phyllis in 1947 and moved to Marin. He worked in S.F where he was a commercial artist and owned his own studio. John had many hobbies which included toy car collection, gardening, restoring vintage cars, singing and composing. John will be greatly missed by his family and friends, and will be remembered for his generosity and kindness. He was a true gentleman. Please send all donations to Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Ave, Corte Madera, CA 94925.
Rose Mary Gicker
Died Saturday, July 5, 2003 at Northgate Care Center in Terra Linda, of complications from Alzheimer's Disease. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. Gicker. She is survived by her sons, Geoffrey and Randall; grandson, Brenton; daughter, Juli Gicker-Anderson; son-in-law Charlie Anderson; and her brothers, John and Horace Mullin. Born April 8, 1921, in Denver, CO, Rose Mary came to San Jose in the early 1940's to train as a flight attendant for Western Airlines. Instead, she met and married Robert Gicker and relocated with her husband to San Francisco. She raised her children in Marin County, and worked for the school district in San Anselmo for over 20 years as a librarian. She was active in the League of Women Voters, and in her retirement years, she and her husband moved to Santa Rosa, where she ran a non-profit program which served the working poor. A Memorial Service will be held at Keaton's Redwood Chapel, 1801 Novato Blvd., Novato, on Thursday, July 10, 2003 at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made in her name to the National Alzheimer's Association, 225 North Michigan Ave., Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60601-7633. Keaton's Redwood Chapel 415-897-1151
Age 54, loving husband, father, and friend, passed away unexpectedly on July 4th, 2003. Michael is survived by wife Linda, daughter Sarah, brother David, and sisters Jacqie and Naomi. He was a graduate of the University of Iowa. Michael was Human Resources Consultant in both San Rafael and Santa Rosa for Kaiser Permanente. He was an avid bicyclist. Michael was a gentle soul who enjoyed life. He will be greatly missed by all those who loved him A Funeral Service was held on Monday, July 7th. Donations in his memory can be made to Hospice of Marin or Trips for Kids. Mount Tamalpais Mortuary & Cemetery 2500 5th Ave San Rafael, CA 94901
John A. Maxwell
A long time resident of Larkspur, CA. Age 81, died June 22, 2003. He is survived by family members in Scotland and is remembered fondly by a host of Bay Area friends. A luncheon will be held in August as a Celebration of his Life and of our friendship of many years.
October 9, 1941 - April 7, 2003
Peter Kahl passed away on April 7, 2003 at the age of 61 after losing his courageous five year battle with cancer. Although he lived in Marin County for 30 years, he moved to Mexico two years ago and died peacefully at his home in San Miguel de Allende. Peter was born on October 9, 1941 in Los Angeles and grew up in the Los Felix Hills area. He went to John Marshall High School, graduated with a degree in Art from San Jose State and received his teaching credential from Long Beach State. He taught Art at Garfield High School in Los Angeles before moving to Marin County in 1970. Peter was one of the original partners in Sweetwater, a popular nightclub in Mill Valley that opened in 1971. After selling his interest, he remained in the restaurant business for many years before moving to Sausalito and opening a studio in Arques Shipyard in 1986. For over a decade, he did hand painted or carved names and boards for classic boats. His original designs still appear on many boats locally and in other marinas on the Pacific Coast. Peter will be missed by his sweetheart of 24 years, Judi Blair, stepmother Julie Kahl of San Anselmo, sister Sybil Byrnes of Tucson, nephews Eric Guenther of San Rafael and Nick Jaros of Mill Valley, and all his many lifetime friends.
Robert Leigh Scharoun
May 12, 1938 - June 5, 2003
Bob died suddenly and unexpectedly of an undiagnosed heart disease at his home in Marin County. He was preceded in death by his mother, father and brother, Richard, and is survived by his sisters, Kathleen (Don) Lambrecht of Rocklin, CA, Peggy (Phil) Grant of Yorkville, IL, his sister-in-law Nancy Scharoun and seven nieces and nephews who adored "Uncle Bob." His beloved African gray parrot, Sox, also survives him. Bob was a long time resident and property manager in Marin County. Known to all for his love of life, devotion to friends, both new and old, and his never ending quest for the latest and greatest electronic "gadget." He was an irreplaceable, one-of-a-kind person who will be sorely missed by his family and all who knew him. His friends are invited to join his family at a Celebration of His Life at the Sausalito Yacht Club on Saturday, July 12th, 2003 from 1 to 3 p.m.
Regula "Reggi" M. Steen
Reggi passed away on June 30, 2003 at home in Lucas Valley with her loving family by her side. She is survived by her husband Ron; daughters Michelle and Renee; and brothers Felix, Hans-Ulrich, and Martin Mueller of Switzerland. Reggi was born June 24, 1939 in Switzerland and was educated in Zurich. She was fluent in five languages and worked in Italy, England, and Switzerland before moving to the United States as a travel agent in 1964. She met Ron after moving to San Francisco. They married in 1970 and moved to Lucas Valley in 1971. In 1976 she became a tax consultant and eventually opened her own business, Steen Income Tax Service. She took great pleasure from her work and cared deeply for her clients, many of whom were with her for over 20 years. Reggi liked skiing, sewing, gardening, volunteering in her community, attending the opera, and spending time by the water. She traveled extensively, but mostly she treasured her time with her family at their cabin in Tahoe. Please join Reggi's family for a Memorial Service at Marin Lutheran Church, 649 Meadowsweet Drive, Corte Madera, on Wednesday, July 9th, at 2 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to the Marin Breast Cancer Council or the Hospice of Marin.