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Wednesday 05/27/2015
Lorraine Dooley
Posted: May 27, 2015 - 1:28 pm

Lorraine Dooley, 67, a longtime Coastside resident, peacefully passed on Saturday, May 16, at home surrounded by her family and closest friends.

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Elizabeth Ann Elder
Posted: May 27, 2015 - 1:30 pm

Elizabeth Ann Elder, most recently a resident of Half Moon Bay, passed away on May 11, 2015. A memorial service will be held at the Community United Methodist Church, 777 Miramontes St. in Half Moon Bay, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 6.

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Alix Miranda Bollman
Updated: May 29, 2015 - 1:04 pm

But to see her was to love her, Love but her, and love forever. 

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Wednesday 05/20/2015
Cynthia O’Leary Davis
Posted: May 20, 2015 - 10:35 am

Cynthia passed away suddenly in her home in Half Moon Bay, Calif. She was born in San Francisco, to Denis and Marilyn O’Leary. She grew up in Pacifica, Calif., and enjoyed living her adult life in Half Moon Bay.

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Anna Marie Pecoraro
Posted: May 20, 2015 - 10:37 am

Anna Marie Pecoraro died on Saturday, April 25, 2015, at Mountain View Care Home in Grass Valley.

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Lorraine Dooley
Posted: May 20, 2015 - 10:26 am

Lorraine Dooley, 67, a longtime Coastside resident, peacefully passed on Saturday, May 16, at home and surrounded by her family and closest friends.

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Victor San Agustin
Posted: May 20, 2015 - 10:33 am

Victor San Agustin, who came to California from Guam many years ago, passed away suddenly on May 11, 2015, of natural causes. He was 62 years old and had been dealing with multiple illnesses for some time.

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Wednesday 05/13/2015
Walter Joseph Pacheco
Posted: May 13, 2015 - 10:39 am

Walter Joseph Pacheco passed away peacefully at his home on May 5, surrounded by family in a room filled with love.

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David Sikes
Posted: May 13, 2015 - 10:36 am

David Sikes died at home on Thursday, May 7, 2015. He passed as he lived with grace. David was 73.

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Jimmie Lavelle Karsgard
Posted: May 13, 2015 - 10:34 am

Jimmie was born in Hastings, Okla., on April 9, 1921, to James David Smith Sr. and Ufa Ola Person Smith.

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Wednesday 05/06/2015
Betty Ruth McCormick
Updated: May 06, 2015 - 10:03 am

Mom, I can’t believe that a year has passed since you left us! Your family misses you every single moment of every single day. There is a hole in our hearts that can never be filled. We love you very much! 

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Wednesday 04/29/2015
David Bradbury Haning
Posted: April 29, 2015 - 10:57 am

David, beloved son of Zerne and Elizabeth Haning, died unexpectedly in San Francisco. In addition to his parents, David is survived by his brother John Haning (Caryn) and sister Sarah Garbarino (Gary), uncle and aunts Jim and Ruth Morgan, Emily Hewetson and Dorothy Simanek, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

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James Richard Weersing
Posted: April 29, 2015 - 10:51 am

James Richard Weersing, 76, died surrounded by family on Saturday, April 25, 2015, in San Francisco. Born on Feb. 13, 1939, in Los Angeles, Calif., Jim received both his bachelor’s (1960) and master’s in business administration (1962) from Stanford University.

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Thursday 04/23/2015
Gloria Mary Ferreira Maidt

Posted: April 23, 2015 - 10:49 am

Gloria passed away peacefully on April 7, 2015, at her home in Half Moon Bay with her family at her side.

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Jerome Edward Jobaris
Posted: April 23, 2015 - 10:50 am

Jerry died peacefully at home early in the morning on the first day of April. His wife, Marlene, was at his side. He had been struggling with chronic pulmonary disease for several years.

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Wednesday 04/08/2015
Robert Douglas Robertson
Posted: April 08, 2015 - 11:00 am

Robert Douglas Robertson passed away peacefully on March 12, 2015. Bob was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada. He became a Christian at age 14.

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Nadine Elizabeth Dyches
Posted: April 08, 2015 - 10:57 am

Nadine Elizabeth Dyches, 74, passed away suddenly on March 25, 2015, in Roseville, Calif.

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Joan Louise Tucker
Updated: April 08, 2015 - 11:02 am

Joan passed peacefully after an extended illness. She was preceded in death by her parents, Vera and Russ Daniels, of Paso Robles, Calif.

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Wednesday 03/25/2015
Bill Shebalin
Updated: March 25, 2015 - 3:37 pm

Bill Shebalin

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Wednesday 03/18/2015
Rev. Arthur Karabats
Updated: March 18, 2015 - 3:17 pm

Rev. Arthur Karabats

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June Torre
Posted: March 18, 2015 - 3:17 pm

June Torre, a resident of Half Moon Bay for 60 years, passed away on March 14, 2015, at age 87. She was born in Fertile, Minn. She married David Torre, a contractor and a native of Half Moon Bay. They raised four children: Philip Torre, Gary Torre, Paula Micallef and Cherie Furnari, all from Half Moon Bay. June had nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She will be missed greatly.

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Thursday 03/05/2015
Nancy Elizabeth Glass
Updated: March 05, 2015 - 4:01 pm

Nancy Elizabeth Glass, a fifth-generation San Mateo County resident, passed away Feb. 24, in Palo Alto, Calif., at the age of 87. Nancy was born Nov. 9, 1927, the only child of Eric and Elizabeth Alsford. She attended Half Moon Bay High School and San Mateo Junior College. 

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Wednesday 02/25/2015
Judith Ann Benjamin Doll
Posted: February 25, 2015 - 10:33 am

Judith passed away in her Moss Beach home on Jan. 6, 2015, due to complications from health issues. She is preceded in death by parents Kaye and Leah Benjamin, daughter Julia Ann Doll and brother Dexter Kaye Benjamin. She was 75 years old. 

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Charles C. Moyer
Posted: February 25, 2015 - 10:30 am

The family of Charles C. Moyer invites friends and family of Chuck Moyer to a Celebration of Life. It will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, at the Portuguese Culture Club on Kelly Avenue in Half Moon Bay.

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Wednesday 02/11/2015
Jacqueline Grace Wilson
Posted: February 11, 2015 - 10:22 am

Jacqueline (Jackie) Grace Wilson, 91, passed away peacefully at her home on Feb. 6, 2015. She was a resident of Montara for more than 60 years.

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Wednesday 02/04/2015
Gilbert Daniel Mancias
Posted: February 04, 2015 - 10:53 am

Our beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend passed peacefully with many loved ones beside him on Jan. 29, 2015. He resided in Milpitas, Calif., and retired from Valley Transportation Authority after 30 years of service. His greatest passion was fishing out of Pillar Point Harbor on his commercial fishing vessel, the “San Lazaro.”

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Peggy Nunes
Posted: February 04, 2015 - 10:49 am

Peggy passed away on Jan. 31, 2015, at home with her family by her side. She was born in Monterey to Lawrence and Ida Jepsen on April 14, 1932. She was one of 14 children.

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Wednesday 01/28/2015
Joan Harris
Posted: January 28, 2015 - 10:53 am

Joan Harris passed away at home in the early evening. She is survived by her only son, Fred Harris, and daughter-in-law Lisa Marie Harris, and grandchildren Frederick Dain Hoyt, 26, Douglas Christopher Harris, 12, and Paisley Rose Harris, 5.

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John E. Gonzales
Posted: January 28, 2015 - 10:52 am

The family of John E. Gonzales wishes to thank the Coastside citizens for all the cards, flowers, food and condolences. Special appreciation to the I.D.E.S. Society, United Methodist Church, San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office, Half Moon Bay Bakery, Safeway, and Miller-Dutra Chapel. Our special friends and guests made John’s memorial a celebration about his enthusiasm for life.

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Lily Dahl
Posted: January 28, 2015 - 10:30 am

It’s been a year since you left us, Mom.

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Wednesday 01/21/2015
Alfredo Chavez
Posted: January 21, 2015 - 9:19 am

Alfredo Chavez Contreras, our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend, of Half Moon Bay, Calif., and La Garita, Jalisco, Mexico, passed away on Jan. 18, 2015, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.

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Charles C. Moyer
Posted: January 21, 2015 - 9:17 am

Chuck Moyer died Jan. 7, 2015, at his home in Half Moon Bay. Chuck was 64 years old. He was born in Van Nuys, Calif., in 1950. He lived and played right next door to Alan Hale, who played the Skipper on “Gilligan’s Island.” The Moyers came to Half Moon Bay in 1956 where Chuck grew up and attended elementary and high school. Chuck was employed by PG&E for 43 years.

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Bobby Joe Williams
Updated: January 21, 2015 - 9:17 am

Bobby Joe Williams, age 80, passed away suddenly at his home in El Granada, Calif., on Jan. 4, 2015. Bob was born and educated in Pembroke, Va., graduating from Virginia Technical Institute in 1958. He relocated to San Francisco and was employed by Lynch Communications. In San Francisco, Bob met Rita Clarone Opdahl and they married on June 2, 1962. He started his own company, Pole Zero Inc., from their home and manufactured filters for the telecommunications industry until he retired. Bob’s passion was fly-fishing with his buddies for steelhead on the Gualala River in Northern California.

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Wednesday 01/14/2015
Brooke Smith Bunge
Posted: January 14, 2015 - 10:33 am

Brooke Smith Bunge, 48, passed away on Dec. 29, 2014, following an illness that took her far too soon. She is survived by her husband, Tash, and daughter, Sophie. Brooke touched many lives with her creative spirit, and amused many with her zest for artistic irony. 

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John E. Gonzales Jr.
Posted: January 14, 2015 - 10:34 am

John passed into his heavenly home on Jan. 8, 2015. He was born in San Luis Obispo on June 15, 1937. He was a California native, raised by his parents in coastal lighthouses.

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Imogene La Rue Raleigh
Posted: January 14, 2015 - 10:30 am

Imogene L. Raleigh, beloved wife of Roger, passed away peacefully on Friday, Jan. 2.  She was 90 years old. Imogene’s unfaltering dedication to family, together with her strong work ethic, created a home of love, laughter and many wonderful memories.

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Raymond Garibaldi
Posted: January 14, 2015 - 10:29 am

Ray passed away at his home in Colma at the age of 93. He was a lifelong resident of Colma.

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Wednesday 01/07/2015
Diane Lois Impink-Maxwell
Updated: January 08, 2015 - 10:01 am

Diane Lois Impink-Maxwell, 76, passed away at her home in Sonora, Calif., on Dec. 24, 2014, after a brief illness, with members of her family by her side.

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Wednesday 12/31/2014
Elias C. Pacheco
Posted: December 31, 2014 - 10:43 am

Elias C. Pacheco, a Coastside resident of 51 years, passed away peacefully at his home early on Dec. 21, 2014. He was 70.

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Friday 12/26/2014
Denise ‘Denny’ Maria Bettencourt
Posted: December 26, 2014 - 11:11 am

Denise peacefully entered into eternal rest on Nov. 12, 2014, in Manteca, Calif., surrounded by family.

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Mike ‘Gumba’ Santiago
Posted: December 26, 2014 - 11:10 am

The Santiago family would like to thank everyone who helped make the service and reception for Mike “Gumba” Santiago so beautiful! A special thanks to:

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Thursday 12/18/2014
Michael “Gumba” Santiago
Posted: December 18, 2014 - 5:02 pm

Michael Santiago, lifetime resident of Half Moon Bay, passed away on Dec. 11, 2014, at the age of 50.

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George Auld Jr.
Posted: December 18, 2014 - 5:01 pm

George Auld, Jr. passed away early Nov. 29, 2014. He was surrounded by his wife Nancy, son Perry, and daughter Kellie.

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Wednesday 12/10/2014
Evelyn Agnes Senteio
Updated: December 10, 2014 - 10:32 am

Evelyn Agnes Senteio passed away at the age of 98 due to natural causes on Dec. 4, 2014, at Three Bells of Montara residential care home, where she resided and was lovingly cared for by so many over the last three years. Pathways Hospice tended to her needs in her final days.

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John Robert Castor
Posted: December 10, 2014 - 10:21 am

John “Jack” Castor, 77, of Half Moon Bay, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. He was preceded in death by parents E. Robert and Josephine Castor, and brothers Robert and Thomas Castor.

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Friday 12/05/2014
Alice Timmins Carhart
Updated: December 05, 2014 - 2:32 pm

Alice was born at home in Butte, Montana at sunrise on December 2, 1923. She died at home with her children surrounding her on December 3, 2014. She had just begun her 92nd year of life.

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Wednesday 11/26/2014
Constantino John Candelori
Posted: November 26, 2014 - 4:37 pm

John Candelori died peacefully on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, after a long, hard fight with cancer.

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Wednesday 11/19/2014
Karen McClearey
Posted: November 19, 2014 - 10:20 am

Farewell to longtime Bay Area resident, activist and medical worker, Karen McClearey. The 11-year resident of Half Moon Bay passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, at the age of 71, after years of battling severe, untreatable spinal pain. She was born in Brown, Texas, and grew up in Denver, Colo. She graduated from high school and university with honors.

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Wednesday 11/12/2014
Aaron Francisco Gallegos
Posted: November 12, 2014 - 10:22 am

Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle and friend, Aaron Francisco Gallegos, 45, of Parker, Colo., passed away unexpectedly on July 23, 2014.

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Renata Brownbridge
Posted: November 12, 2014 - 10:15 am

Renata Brownbridge passed away peacefully on Oct. 21, 2014, at her home in Capitola. She was 85 years young.

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