Frances Elizabeth Hassman
Frances Elizabeth Hassman "Granny Goose" Born in San Francisco on March 19, 1915, she passed away at Marin General Hospital at the age of 86. "Goose" was a resident of Raphael Convalescent for the last 18 months. Prior to her hospitalization, she was a long time resident of Terra Linda, "Goose" was a beautician; She worked for 10 years at the art; but was adamant that her license remains active until her death. Her husband, Otto passed away at the young age of 33 while they lived in Wisconsin. Frances is survived by her daughters Joanne Boyd, Elaine Tisell, Rosemary Lykkeberg, Patricia Hassman, her grandchildren Gary Tisell, Karin Quirk, Lori Graham, Erick Tisell, Norman Lykkeberg, and Craig Lykkeberg. She will also be missed by her great-grandchildren Nicholas Tisell, Nora Tisell, Frankie Graham, Alex Graham, Laura Quirk and James Quirk Jr. as well as her siblings; Thomas Girard and Lorraine Bush and numerous nieces and nephews. Her spouse Otto and her brothers Paul Girard and Father Damien Girard preceded her in death. Friends and family are invited to attend a Mass of the Resurrection at Saint Raphael's Catholic Church Mission Chapel 1104 Fifth Avenue, CA at 10:00 A.M. Monday April 30, 2001. Burial will follow at Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery 270 Ranchitos Road, San Rafael, CA. Funeral arrangements provided by Mount Tamalpais Mortuary 2500 5th Avenue San Rafael, CA www.legacy.com.
Marion Charles Houze
HOUZE, Marion Charles, 77, of Novato, passed away. Keatons Chapel Marin, Novato, 415-897-1151.
Elizabeth Kent Soloski
Elizabeth Kent Soloski In Marin County, April 26, 2001 after a long illness. Beloved Wife of Nickolas Soloski for 55 years; loving Mother of Caroline Ellis of Santa Rosa; Andrea Budd of Oakland; Mark of Sonoma; Theodore of Sebastopol and Eleanor Piazza of Portland, Oregon; she is also survived by her sister Eleanor Kent of San Francisco and beloved grandmother to 10 grandchildren: Sean Seeley of San Francisco, Justin Seeley of Sacramento, Sophie Ellis of San Diego, Bryan Ellis of Illinois, Jeffrey, Jacob and Jason Soloski of Sebastopol, Sarah, Molly and Hannah Piazza of Portland, Oregon. She was a native of California, daughter to the late William Kent, Jr. and Sophia Morris Kent, granddaughter of U.S. representative William Kent, the inheritor of a Chicago Meat-packing fortune who moved to Marin County in the late 1800's and gave Muir Woods to the federal government and park lands on Mount Tamalpais to the State. Other portions of the congressman's land holdings became the Kent Woodlands luxury housing development and after the state government refused to accept it as a gift - the Seadrift development on Stinson Beach. Mrs. Soloski was born in San Francisco and later became a resident of Marin County for 51 years. She was a graduate of Burke's School for girls in San Francisco and later became a USO volunteer where she met her husband, Nickolas. She was known for her great capacity of giving and volunteerism. While actively involved at St. John's Episcopal Church in Ross, she taught Sunday School for over 30 years, was a member of the Woman's Guild and participant of Cursillo. She also was a Pink Lady for 10 years at Marin General Hospital and provided home care to the elderly. Memorial Services will be at 2p.m. at St. John's Church on Lagunitas Road in Ross on Saturday, May 5, 2001 In Lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the American Lung Association.
Aileen Donovan Hogan
Aileen Donovan Hogan A Resident of Mill Valley Died April 25, 2001 after a brief illness at the age of 86. She was born March 4, 1915 in Santa Rosa. She is survived by her husband of 50 yrs. William S. Hogan, Jr.; 3 sons, Kevin Hogan, Brian Hogan, and William Hogan, III, her daughters-in-law Barbara Hogan, Kate Hogan, and Tracy Hogan, and her grandchildren Robert, Katherine, Brendan, Ryan Tyler, and Jack Hogan. She attended Ursuline High School in Santa Rosa during which time she lived at the convent. She worked at the Public Utility Commission in San Francisco before and after World War II. During the War she joined the Marine Corps and was stationed in Washington D.C. A life long golfer she met her husband Bill at the Mill Valley Golf Course in 1950 and they were married later that year. She was a member of the Mill Valley Outdoor Art Club and was active with Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Salvage Shop and also preparing meals for the Homeless. Her life enriched all who knew her through her loving, caring, and generous nature. She embodied living the Christian Life. Friends may call for visitation Thursday, April 26, 2001 from 3:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at RUSSELL & GOOCH FUNERAL CHAPEL, Mill Valley. Friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass Friday April 27, 2001 at 10:00 A.M. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 3 Oakdale Ave., Mill Valley. Interment Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Santa Rosa. In lieu of flowers, Memorial gifts preferred to Ursuline High School, 90 Ursuline Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95403. RUSSELL & GOOCH FUNERAL CHAPEL 270 Miller Ave., Mill Valley 415-388-1573
Leslie G. Whitlow
Leslie G. Whitlow aka Les G. Whitlow Born in San Francisco, October 3, 1907, died on April 25, 2001 in Petaluma, age 93. Retired San Francisco Inspector of the New York Life Insurance Co. Member of St. Patrick Church in Larkspur. Loving husband (62 years marriage) to the late Lorene F. Whitlow. Loving father of Arlene (Frank Sawyer, Myrna (Dick, deceased) Barry, Barbara (deceased), and Annette (Ray) Miller, grandfather of 10 and great-grandfather of 16. He was a bird lover, a gardener and a wonderful handy man to his neighbors. Son of the late Edith C. Whitlow born in California and Theodore Whitlow born in Nebraska. There will be a visitation at DAPHNE FUNERALS MARIN in Corte Madera, Friday from 3:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. Funeral Services are scheduled at St. Patricks Church, Saturday, April 28, 2001 at 10:30 P.M. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery, Monday, April 30th, 2001.
David P. Turrini
David P. Turrini A life-long Resident of San Rafael Passed away peacefully on the morning of April 24, 2001. He was 81. David was born on March 17, 1920, one of ten children of Peter and Marina Turrini. He served with the US Army in the Aleutians during World War II. He married Freda Been in 1944 and they had five children. David joined the San Rafael Fire Department in 1951, retiring in 1977 as a Captain. He was awarded Fireman of The Year honors in 1968. He belonged to SIRS, Native Sons, Marin Rod & Gun Club, and Club Italia. Two of his favorite pastimes were fishing and Notre Dame football. His wife, Freda, died in 1978. David married the former Miriam Riley in 1980. Miriam passed away in 1995. David is survived by all five of this children: daughters Phyllis, Elizabeth, and Marie, and sons David and Vincent. He leaves behind seven grandchildren: Marina, Sarah, Robert, Katie, Mark, Brandi, and Toni Marie and 2 great grandchildren. His brothers Bernard, John, Angelo, and George and one sister, Elizabeth, went before him. His other sister, Philomena, and three brothers Louis, James, and Peter survive him. There will be a Vigil at St. Raphael's Thursday evening, April 26, 2001, at 7:00 p.m. Funeral services are at 10:00 a.m. in St. Raphael's on Friday, April 27. Donations may be sent to St. Raphael's School, for the Sister Anne Marie Scholarship Fund.
Desiree Princess Sheikh Khazal
Desiree Princess Sheikh Khazal Desiree passed away in Santa Rosa on April 24, 2001 after a long and spirited battle with cancer. She is the beloved daughter of Mitra and Farid Sheikh-Khazal, loving sister of Rebecca and Saleh all of Petaluma, CA. Grand-daughter of the late Aniss Dowlatshahi, Moluk Samrad and Simin Riazi. Niece of Maryam ZarehParvar Ozdalga, Anooshiravan Samrad, Cyrus Samrad, Ardeshir Samrad, Batool Hangafarin, Agdas Mansurian and Maryam Samrad. Desiree was reared and educated in Petaluma and graduated from Casa Grande High School in 1998. During the years of her illness she kept her faith intact, her courage strong, and the love for her family near. Desiree was a true inspiration to everyone that knew her. Friends and family are invited to a Graveside Service on Saturday, April 28, 2001 at 2:00 P.M. at Valley Memorial Park, 650 Bugeia Lane, Novato, CA. Under the direction of PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY, Magnolia Ave. & Keokuk St., Petaluma, CA
John Gray A Resident of Kentfield Born September 30, 1969, in Los Angeles, died at home in Kentfield April 24, 2001. He was raised in Greenbrae, graduated from Redwood High School and attended Rocky Mountain College in Colorado and College of Marin. He worked as a paralegal. He enjoyed music, art, photography and skiing. He is survived by his father, Philip Gay, his mother, Sharon Gay, his sister, Laurie Gay and his brother, James Gray, all of Kentfield and his sister Leslie Gay of San Francisco. Memorial Services will be held at St. John's Episcopal Church in Ross at 4:00 P.M. on Sunday April 29, 2001. No flowers, please. Donations may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 1390 Market Street, 12th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94102 or Hospice of Marin. Mt. Tamalpais Mortuary & Cemetery 2500 Fifth Ave. S.R. (415) 459-2500
James E. Jr. Carroll
James E. Carroll Jr. A Resident of Greenbrae Passed away at Marin General Hospital, April 23, 2001, age 79. James lived in Greenbrae for 46 years. Husband of the late Rita Clare Carroll (June 11, 2000), father of James E. Carroll III and Peter Clay Carroll. Adored grandfather of Nichole Joy, Tyler A., Erin Rose, Brennan P., Jaime L. and Nathan A. Carroll. Father-in-law of Beverly A. and Glena S. Carroll. Mr. Carroll retired as Vice President and Manager of the Max Sobel Co. of San Francisco. He served in the United States Army Air Corp as Captain during World War II and served in the Pacific Theatre participation in the New Guinea Battle which caused Japan severe losses. A Memorial gathering for family and friends will be announced at a later date. Memorial contributions preferred to a charity of your choice. KEATON MORTUARY 1022 E St. San Rafael (415) 453-0571
Josephine M. Paletta
Josephine M. Paletta A Resident of San Anselmo Beloved wife of the late John W. Paletta; Devoted mother of John Paletta of San Anselmo; Dear sister of Angelina Gambardella of San Francisco, Rose Spagnola of Redwood City and Fred Calonico of Burlingame. A native of San Francisco and a long time resident of San Anselmo. Mrs. Paletta was 92 years old. Friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass on Friday, April 27, 2001 at 9:30 A.M. at St. Anselm's Catholic Church, Ross, CA. Interment Mount Tamalpais Cemetery, San Rafael. Monte's Chapel of The Hills Family Owned and Operated San Anselmo 453-8440
FLOYD, Richard, 55, of San Rafael, passed away April 23, 2001. Keatons, San Rafael, 415-453-0571.
Margaret Ann Zimmerman
Margaret Ann Zimmerman Died Monday, April 23, 2001, at Queen of the Valley Hospital in Napa. She was 78. She was born on June 12, 1922 in Saskatchewan, Canada to Dr. Edward and Irma Finnerty. She was raised in Sonoma where her father set up his medical practice. Margaret moved to San Rafael with her husband, Bill Zimmerman, and she resided in Marin for over forty years. During World War II Margaret was a reporter for United Press International. Her work included headline stories that ran in papers nationwide. Writing was an important part of her life. In recent years she spent every morning at her old fashioned typewriter. Margaret was an avid San Francisco Giants baseball fan. She would often attend games at Candlestick park. When she arrived at the stadium one day to learn the Giants vs. Dodgers game was sold out, she volunteered as an usher for the three game series in order to watch the games. She is survived by her three sons: John and Bob Zimmerman of Napa, and Dan Zimmerman of Grass Valley; her sister Doris Wilhelm of San Rafael; her granddaughters Kari, Rhea, Jeannene, Katherine, Sara and Katie. At her request there will be no memorial service. Memorial contributions Amy be made to Queen of the Valley Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 2069, Napa, CA 94558.
Anise M. Turina
Anise M. Turina A Resident of San Rafael Passed away, April 23, 2001, at the age of 73. Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, April 28 at First Presbyterian Church in San Rafael. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The World Institute for Human Development, 122 Paul Drive, Suite E, San Rafael, CA 94903 or to Christ Presbyterian Church, 620 Del Ganado Road, San Rafael, CA 94903. Keaton Mortuaries 1022 "E" Street, S.R.