Emeryville, CA Obituaries

Rose Villa Obituary

South San Francisco, CA September 24, 2022 by Garden Chapel Funeral Directors. t is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of Rose Villa (Maria del Rosario Fuentes Montoya) on August 22, 2022, just shy of her 100th birthday. Rose was born in Villa Ahumada, Chihuahua, Mexico on October 9,1922 to Manuela Montoya and Julian Fuentes. At the age of eight, after the death of her father, she immigrated to the United States with her mother and sister Mary where they settled in Redwood City.
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Thomas Beeghly

OAKLAND — Thomas Ray Beeghly, 59, of Oakland went to be with our Lord on Sept. 22, 2022. Born on Dec. 31, 1962, in Oakland, he was the son of the late Harry and Sylvia (Davy) Beeghly.
San Francisco Examiner

Frank Oz, Yoda actor and Oakland native, drops COVID wisdom after infection

More than two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, famed puppeteer and voice actor Frank Oz says he has contracted the virus for the first time. Oz, an Oakland Technical High School graduate who got his start at Oakland’s Fairyland on Lake Merritt, tweeted Friday that he was experiencing "minor symptoms" after sharing "two meals with friends inside a restaurant."

Todd Davis Barclay Aitken 4/29/1969 - 9/27/2022

Todd Davis Barclay Aitken left us all too soon, at the age of 53, on September 17, 2022, in Walnut Creek, CA, following a short illness. Todd was born April 29, 1969, in Berkeley, CA, to Bonnie Davis Aitken and Ian R. Aitken. He grew up in Auburn, CA, graduating from Placer High School in 1988. Following school, Todd briefly worked for the California Conservation Corps before relocating to Benicia, CA, where he worked for many years for Solano Diversified Services, as a landscaper. As a child, Todd was adventurous and fearless. He loved trains and large construction machinery, pointing the rigs out by name when passing construction sites. He even figured out how to start up a bulldozer while exploring a site as a young boy! Todd had numerous pets during his childhood, including a horned lizard that he caught and kept in a terrarium; every morning Todd could be found in the field next door, catching grasshoppers for his lizard’s meals. With his sister and friends, Todd had great fun playing in and exploring the pastures, woods and ponds of the semi-rural area where they lived. Todd was active in cub scouts and swam with the Auburn Robalos swim team. During high school, he joined Key Club and ran on the cross-country team. Todd was especially proud of his participation in the Special Olympics.

Obituary of Ethel Zenaida Sotomayor, 67

– Ethel Zenaida Sotomayor, age 67, of Atascadero, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022. Ethel was born May 24, 1955. A funeral mass for Ethel will be held Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, at 2 p.m. at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church, 5562 Clayton Rd, in Concord, Calif. Fond memories and...

Mckenzie Jean Hull

Mckenzie Hull 36, passed away at sundown on August 27, 2022 from brain cancer. She was born on August 12, 1986 and grew up in Cannon Beach. After high school she attended the University of Oregon for 2 years and continued living in Eugene before moving to San Francisco in 2011.

OBITUARY: Carolyn Lowe (Brightenstine), 1939-2022

It is with broken hearts that the family of Carolyn Lowe (Brightenstine) announces her passing on July 1, 2022. All of her loved ones were by her side when she left this earth to rejoin her beloved husband, parents and other treasured family members in what must have been the most joyous reunion of love and laughter. Carolyn’s last moments were filled with incredible love and peace.
San Francisco Examiner

The Central Subway will bleed Muni for years to come

Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg was in town earlier this month to tub-thump the slow-rolling disaster that is the Central Subway project and to claim that when it commences service — which is now ostensibly Nov. 19 — it’ll be worth the wait. That’s a hell of...

Dean S. “Diz” Laird

Dean S. “Diz” Laird, a longtime 58-year resident of Coronado, passed away peacefully in his sleep in Walnut Creek, California on August 10, 2022. He was 101 years old. Diz was born and raised in Loomis, California and attended Placerville High School where he met his high school sweetheart and wife, Lorraine, of 71 years. In his early years, he always loved aviation and studied to be a pilot whenever he found time. However, it wasn’t until the sudden entrance of the U.S. into World War II in 1941 did he realize that his immediate calling was to join the U.S. Navy to become one of the greatest combat fighter pilots to ever grace the skies.

Palmer, Margaret

Margaret Palmer, born December 26, 1933 in San Francisco, California passed away Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at her residence in Soulsbyville, California. Cremation is planned and inurnment will be with her Husband, Perry in San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Santa Nella, California. Terzich & Wilson Cremation-Funeral Home entrusted with...

Rowe, David

David Charles Rowe, born February 18, 1957 in Alameda, California passed away Friday, September 16, 2022 at Adventist Health Sonora. Cremation is planned and a Celebration of his Life will be held at a later date. Terzich & Wilson Cremation-Funeral Home entrusted with Cremation arrangements. Date of Death: 09/16/2022. Age:...