John Alionzo Brockway
John Alonzo Brockway 1941 - 2000 A tax accountant who maintained a practice in Corte Madera and in Downers Grove, Illinois, was stricken unexpectedly at his home in Downers Grove on December 26, 2000 and died the next day at Good Samaritan Hospital. He was 59. Mr. Brockway, whose father was an accountant, was a graduate of Downers Grove High School in 1959 before moving to San Francisco in the 1960's. He graduated with a degree in accounting from Golden Gate University, then became an Enrolled Agent. He began the Corte Madera practice in 1978 while living with his family in Tiburon. He started the Downers Grove practice in 1980 and traveled frequently between the two states. He was a Mason and a Rotarian, having served twice as president of the Downers Grove Rotary Chapter where he also was a Paul Harris Fellow. He was additionally a member of the National Association of Enrolled Agents. Mr. Brockway is survived by his wife, Sandy Brockway; brother, Frank Brockway of Palos Hills, Illinois; sister, Ellen Bunning of San Francisco; son, John Michael of Champaign, Illinois; daughters, Mrs. Susan Brockway Cole of Glendale, Arizona and Jennifer Brockway of Champaign. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 13th at 11 a.m. at the Mill Valley Masonic Lodge, 19 Corte Madera Avenue, Mill Valley. A reception will follow. Visit www.legacy.com
Margaret Merriman Lanterman
Margaret Merriman Lanterman A Resident of Auburn Age 32, passed away on February 18, 2001 in Redding, California. Born in Marin County on October 2, 1968, she graduated from San Domenico School in San Anselmo. She received her undergraduate degree from UC Santa Barbara in Biological Sciences, and her Ph.D. in Bio Chemistry and Molecular Biology from Emory Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in Atlanta, Georgia. She was a volunteer at Cottage Hill School, a green belt at Joslin's East West Karate in Auburn, and a member of the women's rowing team at UCSB. Margaret is survived by her husband, John Evert Lanterman, MD, of Auburn; sons, Bentley Merriman Lanterman and Davis Dunbar Lanterman; mother, Elizabeth Burke Merriman of Jacksonville, Oregon; father, Philip Edwin Merriman and stepmother, Jan Kerrigan Merriman of Mill Valley; sisters, Katherine Burke Merriman of Los Gatos and Emily Porter Merriman of Menlo Park; in-laws, Doug and Linda Lanterman of Auburn; and brother- and sister-in-law, Jeff and Angela Lanterman of San Jose. Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. at Lake of the Pines Club House, 11665 Lakeshore North, Auburn. A reception will follow. Officiating will be the Rev. William Geisler from Marin County, who married Margaret and John on August 11, 1990 at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, and the Rev. Barbara Morgan, Margaret's aunt. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Cottage Hill School, 22600 Kingston Lane, Grass Valley, CA 95949 where her sons Bentley and Davis are students. CHAPEL OF THE HILLS 1331 Lincoln Way Auburn, CA 95603 (530) 885-3773
Jean Borley Potter
Jean Borley Potter Born in Stanford Hospital, San Francisco on January 23, 1927. She succumbed to a long illness in Sonoma on February 20, 2001. She was the daughter of the late Dr. Roswell D. Borley of Half Moon Bay and the niece of the late Dr. William Edgar Borley of San Francisco. She was a graduate of Tamalpais High School in Mill Valley, going on to graduate from Stephens College in Columbia, Mo. where she was a member of the school legislature and the president of Gordon Manor, a residence hall. It was in Jefferson City, Mo. where she married her husband, Richard K. Potter of Nevada, Mo. Always a warm and loving person, she volunteered extensively as a "Pink Lady" at both Marin General Hospital in Greenbrae and Norwalk Hospital in Norwalk, Connecticut. She was awarded the "Lifesaver Award" by the Marin Suicide Prevention Center for her loyal service as a telephone counselor. And for many years, she was a pledge runner from her wheelchair for Hit the Road Jack, benefiting the Valley of the Moon Hospice. She is survived by her devoted husband of 53 years, Richard K. Potter; her daughter, Diane Sheardown of San Carlos; her son, Don Potter and his fiancee, Diane Young; her son, Ted Potter of San Rafael; her stepmother Claire Borley of Los Altos; her half-sisters, Catherine Kensler of Los Altos and Susanne Larsen of Albuquerque, New Mexico; and her cousins, Bruce Borley of Poulsbo, Washington, Bill Borley of San Francisco, and Barbara Driskill of Novato. Inurnment will be held at the Alta Mesa Memorial Park, 695 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto on Friday, February 23, 2001 followed by the gathering of family and friends at the nearby home of a family friend. For those who wish, donations in her memory may be made to Suicide Prevention & Community Counseling (SP&CC), P.O. Box 4369, San Rafael, CA. 94913 or Valley of the Moon Fund, Hospice of Marin Foun- dation, 735 Broadway, Sonoma, CA 95476. BATES, EVANS & FEHRENSEN Sonoma (707) 996-6784
Albert Giusti A Resident of Marin County Passed away February 20, 2001 after a long and happy life. Albert was born in the North Beach area of San Francisco where he grew up and worked his entire life. He worked at the North Beach Branch of Bank of America for 44 years, rising from Bookkeeper to Manager. In 1932 he moved his family to Marin where he spent the rest of this life. He was married to his wife Margaret for 65 years. She preceded him in death along with their eldest son, Ted. Mr. Giusti is survived by his sons, Donald, and daughter-in-law Mary Ann, of San Rafael and Anthony, and daughter- in-law, Deborah of Peachtree City, Georgia; ten grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Services will be held Saturday, February 24, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. at Saint Raphael Mission Chapel, 1104 5th Avenue, San Rafael. The Funeral Mass will be followed by entombment at the Mount Tamalpais Cemetery in San Rafael. In lieu of flowers, Albert's family would prefer donations to Hospice of Marin or to the charity of your choice. MT. TAMALPAIS MORTUARY 2500 5th Avenue, San Rafael www.legacy.com
Gordon J. Rieger, Col (Ret) U.S.A.
Gordon J. Rieger, Col (Ret) U.S.A., Ph.D. Died on February 19, 2001. Gordon J. Rieger was a highly decorated retired Army officer who entered the service in 1943 and whose career spanned 32 years, including service overseas in three wars. After retiring from the service, he returned to college and earned his Ph.D., becoming a professor at Golden Gate University and St. Mary's College of California until finally retiring in 1999. Born in New Haven, Connecticut on May 29, 1921, the third of six children, he is survived by three sons; four daughters; thirteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, all of whom he will greatly miss. When our father wrote his own obituary (above), he was, as usual, more than modest. It would be impossible to list all of his public and private accomplishments. An honest and moral man, he lived, with integrity, on his own terms. He gave selflessly to country, community, church and family. A one-man charity, he never turned away from anyone in need. He loved all children. A truly happy man, he set the standard for a life well and fully lived. He was the best of the best. We rejoice in his life. We mourn his passing. His friends, family and long-time companion will all greatly miss him. Funeral for family will be held Friday, February 23, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. at the San Francisco National Cemetery, Presidio of San Francisco. Memorial Service for friends and family will be held Saturday, February 24th at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Loretto Church, Novato. Reception to follow.
Margaret Hammer A Resident of San Rafael Age 82, died February 18, 2001. Born in Vienna, Austria on June 4, 1918, Margaret immigrated to the U.S. in the early '60's and was a recreation director for American President Lines over a decade. She also sold art works in San Francisco galleries. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Christina DeRockere; her friend of 32 years, Sina Elychova; the extended family of her deceased brother, Hans Meller of Vienna, Austria; and numerous friends and associates. She was preceded in death by her only son, Herbert DeRockere, in 1997. A private Memorial Service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the animal care group of your choice.
Beatrice C. Van Dyke
Beatrice C. Van Dyke Passed away February 18, 2001 in Marin City. Born on October 6, 1914. Bea was an active member of Village Baptist Church. Bea leaves to cherish her memory, her Godson, Ronnie Bailey of Corte Madera, whom she raised; nieces, Brenda Street of Fairfax and Delora Johnson of Marin City; nephews, Gordon "Ricky" Johnson and Bradley Van Dyke, both of Marin City; great-nephew, Lerone Harris of Marin City; great-niece, Latrece Johnson of San Rafael; and great-great nephew, Lerone Harris, Jr. of Marin City. She also leaves behind a host of loving nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roosevelt Van Dyke; sisters, Clarice Green and Alzephra Johnson; and brother, Gordon Christful. Friends and family are invited to attend Funeral Services Friday, February 23, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at Marin City Church of God. Visitation will be at RUSSELL & GOOCH FUNERAL CHAPEL on Thursday, February 22nd from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. RUSSELL & GOOCH FUNERAL CHAPEL Cheda & Mendenhall 270 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley
WENSLOFF, Charles, 85, of Marin County, passed away February 18, 2001. Russell & Gooch Funeral Chapel, Mill Valley, 415-388-1573.
Nancy Lee Martin
Nancy Lee Martin A Mill Valley Resident Age 58, passed away on February 18, 2001 at Kaiser Hospital. Nancy is survived by her loving husband, Gerald; daughters, Heather Anne DeBerry and Christina Marie Martin; son-in-law, Alec DeBerry; brother, Richard Orlandi and sister-in-law Jane Orlandi. She was a devoted grandmother to Colton William and Bailey Anne DeBerry, and the loving daughter of Italo and May Orlandi. Nancy was born in San Francisco and spent 52 years in Mill Valley, graduating Tamalpais High School in 1960. Nancy was an avid equestrian and member of the California Dressage Society for the past 32 years. She loved her horse "Fred", her dog "Happy" and her garden. Friends are invited to attend Funeral Services on February 23, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. at Daphne Fernwood Mortuary located at 301 Tennessee Valley Road in Mill Valley. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Hercules L. Viglienzone
Hercules L. Viglienzone A Resident of San Rafael Passed away after a full and wonderful life at age 78. He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara; two children, Jeannie Cahill of San Rafael and Randy ("Jack") Viglienzone and his wife Mary of Stockton; sister, Pierina Malanca of Stockton. Nono to Briana, Nicole, Sara ("Gina"), Nino, Ellie, Scott ("Mario"), Eric ("Dario"); and great Nono to Andrew; stepfather to Debi Lauderdale and Kirk Felix; nono to Alex, Kyle ("Ike") and Kevin ("Mike"). Also survived by a loving group of extended family. Born of an immigrant Italian family in Colma, in 1924, they moved to Stockton were they farmed for the next four decades. Herc's passion for building and racing roadsters, and later sprint cars, began in 1946 and continued through the mid 60's. In 1959, he moved to San Rafael and owned and operated a Lincoln-Mercury auto dealership until his retirement in 1980. Herc gained local notoriety when he flew the largest and highest American flag in 1972 at the opening of his dealership. During this time he took up winemaking and refurbishing the equipment which had belonged to his father. Also, he continued his love of growing the best fruits and vegetables, which he enjoyed sharing with those close to him. Friends and family are invited to attend a Memorial on Tuesday, February 20, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. This service will be held at the San Rafael Bocce Court (Albert Park) of which Herc was a founder. It is located at 550 B Street in downtown San Rafael. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Avenue, Corte Madera, CA 94925-1133. KEATON MORTUARY 1022 E Street, San Rafael (415) 453-0571
Ellen Powell Moore Carey
Ellen Powell Moore Carey Age 85, passed away peacefully on February 17, 2001. Loving wife for 57 years of Major William Timothy Carey, US Army retired. Beloved mother of David Carey of Seattle, Wash., Barbara Stanton of Winnemucca, Nevada, and Pamela Carey of San Anselmo. Dear grandmother of three and great-grandmother of three. Mrs. Carey was born in Wales. She moved to the United Sates as a war bride and then became a citizen in 1955. She was best known for her smile and kind words. She will be missed. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated today, Wednesday, February 21, 2001 at Saint Hilary Church. KEATON MORTUARY 1022 E Street, San Rafael (415) 453-0571
August J. Violante
August J. Violante In San Francisco, February 17, 2001. Former long-time resident of Marin County. August was a commercial artist and did abstract painting in his spare time. As he got older, he moved in with his sister where he died in the same house in which he was born. He was preceded in death by his wife Evelyn Violante. He is survived by other relatives and friends. A Memorial Service will be held at RUSSELL & GOOCH FUNERAL CHAPEL on Thursday, Frebruary 22, 2001 at 11 a.m. RUSSELL & GOOCH FUNERAL CHAPEL 270 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley
Richard P. "Dick" O'Brien
Richard P. "Dick" O'Brien Entered into eternal rest February 17, 2001, at the age of 70. He was born October 22, 1930 to Harry and Alice O'Brien, both of whom preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Mary Ferrario O'Brien and four sons, Michael D., James P., and Richard J., all of Petaluma, and Gary F. of Marietta, Ohio. His grandchildren, Julie, Caitlin, Christine, John, Rosie, Melanie and Kelly were the delight of his life. One great-grandson, Carlo also survives him. His sister, Claire Cote of Raynhart, Massachusetts, two nieces, three nephews, an aunt and cousins also survive him on the East Coast in and around his hometown of Brockton, Massachusetts. He was the loving son-in-law of Josephine Ferrario and the late Mario Ferrario. He graduated from Sacred Heart School and Brockton High School in Brockton and then joined the U.S. Navy, serving two years before transferring to the U.S. Air Force and serving four years during the time of the Korean War. Prior to his discharge from the Air Force, he was married and chose San Rafael as his permanent home. He was employed by the California Automobile Association until joining the California Highway Patrol in 1957. He served throughout California and retired as a Lieutenant from the Marin area. His career with the Highway Patrol allowed him to participate in many diverse assignments, among them, head of the Golden Gate Division Auto Theft detail and Protective Service details for the U.S. Presidents and foreign dignitaries. He retired in 1978, at which time he devoted his talents as owner operator of ABC Driving School. His experiences with the CHP enabled him to impart a unique perspective to young and old drivers alike. He has been active in the planning and development of San Rafael by serving for 16 years on the City of San Rafael Planning Commission, and also serving on special committees which include the Design Review Board, St. Vincent's Dining Room Relocation Committee, Anderson Drive Specific Plan, and the San Rafael General Plan Committees. While serving on the Planning Commission, he established a reputation for being fair and a voice of reason. Other organizations include Glenwood Homeowners Association, past president International Footprinters Association, Chapter #15, past County Peace Officers Association, California Association of Highway Patrolmen, Asphalt Arabs, Loch Lomond Yacht Club, vice president of Gruppo Lonatese of San Rafael, past president 350 Squad Club. His dedication and integrity have always been unquestionable. He enjoyed fishing, traveling, bocce ball, airplanes, and his boat, but most of all, his family and friends. The Vigil Service will be at St. Raphael's Church Thursday February, 22, 2001 at 8 p.m. with Visitation beginning at 7 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday February 23, 2001 at St. Raphael's Catholic Church with Visitation proceeding at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery. Flower or donation to your favorite charity in memory of Dick will be appreciated. CHAPEL OF THE HILLS Family Owned and Operated San Anselmo 453-8440
Claude E. Hearn
Claude E. Hearn A Resident of Mill Valley Passed away in Greenbrae on February 17, 2001 at the age of 82. Claude E. Hearn was the beloved husband of Sarah A. Hearn of Mill Valley and the late Mary Patricia Hearn; loving father of James E. Hearn and his wife, Julie Hearn of Mill Valley; adored grandfather of Danielle Mary Hearn; brother-in-law of Betty and Fred Welsh of Nevada, and Ellie Welsh of Petaluma; brother of the late Harry and Clarence Hearn; Claude is also survived by several nieces and nephews in California and Texas. He was a native of Groveton, Texas; Veteran of WWII, serving in the U.S. Army; and retired Auto Mechanic for over 35 years, working for Bianco Cadillac. Private Family Graveside Services will be held Monday, February 26, 2001 at Calvary Cemetery, Petaluma. A celebration of Claude's life will be held at a later date. Memorial gifts preferred to Canine Companions For Independence, located at 2965 Dutton Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95407. RUSSELL & GOOCH FUNERAL CHAPEL 270 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley (415) 388-1573
HAMDON, Ahmad, 61, of San Rafael, passed away February 17, 2001. Keatons , San Rafael, 415-453-0571.