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Claire Brasher

Jan 10, 1936 - Dec 03, 2023

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South San Francisco, CA

Claire Stella Brasher, 87, of South San Francisco, California, passed away on Sunday, December 3, 2023. She was born to parents Mary and Emory Speck, on January 10, 1936 in San Francisco, California.Claire was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. For over 70 years she was a homemaker and briefly worked as a telephone operator for PacBell. She raised six children and was the grandmother to eight children and five great grandchildren.Claire met Charles Brasher in 1961. The...Read More

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Sylvia DeLozada

May 17, 1955 - Feb 19, 2024

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South San Francisco, CA

Sylvia DeLozada, née Johnson, a beloved resident of San Francisco, California, peacefully passed away on February 19, 2024, in South San Francisco at the age of 68. A celebration of her life memorial will take place at 11 am on Friday, March 1st, 2024, at Duggan's Serra Mortuary, 500 Westlake Avenue, Daly City, CA 94014.Born on May 17, 1955, in her hometown of San Francisco to Alex and Hope Johnson, Sylvia leaves behind a legacy of love and cherished memories. She dedicated 20 years of her life to Pacific Bell, contributing her talents and commitment to her work. Sylvia's zest for life extended beyond her professional endeavors. She found joy in basking in the sun's warmth and exploring new destinations, with Hawaii and Greece holding special places in her heart. An avid animal lover, she showered her furry companion, Angel, with affection and love and brought her everywhere.Sylvia is preceded in death by her parents, Alex and Hope Johnson. She is survived by her daughter, Tanya Haro; son, Alex Porras; sisters, Julie Lenz and Nora Johnson; granddaughter, Tamarinda Haro; and great-grandson, Gabriel. Sylvia's spirit will forever live on in the hearts of those she loved and touched.She will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her.

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Dolores R. Lau

May 19, 1926 - Feb 11, 2024

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South San Francisco, CA

Dolores R. Lau, also known as Del, passed away on February 11, 2024, at the age of 97 in her home in South San Francisco, California where she lived for 60 years. She was born on May 19, 1926, in Penngrove, California, to her late parents. Del was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was known for her warm smile, thoughtful hospitality, and love for her family. Del is survived by her three children: Bruce Lau (Beth), Dianne Baily (David), Craig Lau (Judy); along with nine grandchildren: Rachel McDonald, Kaelin Lau, Ryan Wright, Allyson Laeng, Michelle Hoeckendorf, Jilliann Lau, Danielle Lau, Eric Lau, and Austin Lau. Del also had eight great-grandchildren: Laurel McDonald, Grant McDonald, Luke Giacomin, Colson Hoeckendorf, Noel McDonald, Nolan Laeng, Kaylee Hoeckendorf, and Corinne McDonald. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, her son Gary Lau, and her husband William Lau to whom she had been married for 52 years. Del attended Star of the Sea Catholic School for her primary education and later graduated from Lowell High School in San Francisco. She was a member of St. Veronica Catholic Church, where she worshiped. Del had a keen interest in current events and was always up to date with the latest tennis talents and their achievements. Back in the day, Del enjoyed gardening and flowers, playing tennis, watching movies, and listening to music. She was a consummate hostess, especially during holiday dinners with her family. Del loved Christmas and took particular delight in gift-giving to all the family. On special occasions, she loved sipping her favorite cocktail, a whiskey sour. A funeral mass to honor Del's life will be held at St. Veronica's in South San Francisco on Wednesday, February 21 at 10:30 AM. In memory of Del, contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society. Please join the family in remembering and celebrating the life of Dolores R. Lau, a loving and cherished mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who will be deeply missed.

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Justin D. Rupan

Jan 21, 1982 - Feb 07, 2024

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South San Francisco, CA

Justin D. Rupan entered peacefully into rest at home in South San Francisco, California on February 7, 2024. He was 42 years old. Born January 21, 1982 in California to parents Nirmala and David Rupan, Justin worked as a hospitality ambassador. He is survived by many loving family members and friends and will be deeply missed. Arrangements have been entrusted to Grissom’s Chapel & Mortuary.

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Lawrence Zaro

Jul 25, 1931 - Feb 05, 2024

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South San Francisco, CA

Friends and family may visit on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 10:30AM at Garden Chapel. Funeral service will begin at 11:00AM. Committal to follow at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.

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Gregory

Mar 19, 1992 - Feb 01, 2024

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South San Francisco, CA

Our beloved son, brother, uncle, nephew, and cousin to many lost his long battle with drug addiction on 2-1-2024. Gregory will remain in our hearts forever as the loving, caring, compassionate, smiling face we all know and loved so much. Gregory is survived by his grief stricken parents, Elizabeth and Donald, his loving sisters Allison, Emily, and Nicole. Most heartfelt uncle “goo-goo” to Ella, Luna, and Caleb. Fly with the angels, Gregory… until we are together again R.I.P. My Baby Boy. xoxo Please consider a donation to any drug prevention or recovery program of your choice. Maybe we can save a life. Service for Gregory will be held Friday, February 9, 2024 12:00pm at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Colma.

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Judith Payuran

Jan 28, 1962 - Jan 31, 2024

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South San Francisco, CA

Family and friend are invited to visit on Thursday, Feb. 15th & Friday, Feb. 16th from 4:00PM to 8:00PM. Vigil service will be held on Friday, Feb 16th at 6PM. Funeral Liturgy will be on Saturday, Feb. 17th at 11:00AM at Garden Chapel

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Mireya Fonseca

Sep 12, 1941 - Dec 30, 2023

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South San Francisco, CA

In Loving Memory of Mireya FonsecaMireya Fonseca, our cherished mother and beloved grandmother, passed away peacefully in her sleep on December 30th, 2023, after bravely battling a long-term lung disease. She leaves behind a legacy of love, strength, and a life well-lived.Mireya is survived by her devoted son, Roger Fonseca; her caring daughter, Ana Fonseca; her adoring grandson, Ernie Fonseca; and her loving granddaughters: Olivia Fonseca and Sophia Ganly. She was a source of inspiration and a pillar of support for her family, and her memory will forever live on in their hearts.For over 50 years, Mireya dedicated her life to the cosmetology industry, where she not only worked tirelessly but also owned her own successful business. Her passion for making people feel beautiful and confident endeared her to countless customers, who admired her skill and warmth. Mireya's commitment to her craft left an indelible mark on the community she served, and her memory will continue to be cherished by all who had the privilege of knowing her.Having called South San Francisco home since 1967, Mireya immersed herself in the community, forming lasting friendships that spanned decades. Her kindness, generosity, and infectious spirit left an impact on everyone she met. Mireya's home was a haven for laughter, love, and shared moments, making her an integral part of the fabric of South San Francisco.As we bid farewell to Mireya Fonseca, let us remember her with love and gratitude for the beautiful moments she shared with us. Her legacy is one of resilience, compassion, and a life well-lived. May she find eternal peace, and may her family and friends find solace in the cherished memories they hold dear.

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Maria Victoria Gloria

Dec 23, 1957 - Dec 26, 2023

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South San Francisco, CA

Maria Victoria Gloria, known to many as Marivic, passed away in her home in South San Francisco on December 26, 2023 at the age of 66 after a long battle with cancer.Born on December 23, 1957 in Candon, Ilocos Sur, Philippines to Joseph Borja and Celestina Hogan, Marivic was known to her childhood friends as a passionate and compassionate person, bringing life and energy to any occasion and situation. She came to the United States in search of better opportunities in 1985, only to return to Manila one year later to marry her husband, Carlos, in 1986. After returning to the United States, Maria worked as a Medical Assistant for Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco, where she would eventually retire in 2019 after over 30 years of serving the medical community.Marivic and Carlos had their first son, Vincent, in 1992, and their second son, Francis, in 1994. Her coworkers, friends, and relatives knew her as a woman with a lot of "spunk", never afraid of being her true, unapologetic self - a fiery, yet loving woman and mother, whose mere presence and personality brought others joy and laughter.She is survived by her husband Carlos, her first son Vincent, his wife Anne, and their son Gabriel, and her second son Francis, and his wife Linda.

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Simone Nicholas Bonanno

Nov 02, 1934 - Dec 29, 2023

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South San Francisco, CA

BONANNO, Simone Nicholas "Sam", 89 of South San Francisco, was reunited with his beloved wife Joanie in heaven as he passed quietly and peacefully in his sleep on December 29, 2023; the 61st anniversary of their wedding day. Sam, the second child, born on November 2, 1934, to parents Nick and Mary Bonanno, was the most loving and devoted husband, father of Karen (Brian) Kane and Tim (Carolyn) Bonanno. Adoring Nono to grandchildren Sam, Noelle and Dorothy. Brother to Ed Bonanno and Nancy Paoli. He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Amedeo Bonanno, sister Vicky (Richard) Hunt, sister-in-law Barbara Bonanno, and brother-in-law Gary Paoli. At the age of 10, Sam began working in the construction business, digging foundations for homes. He later learned the skills that went into tearing down as well as building houses. In high school, he worked as a hod carrier and shoemaker. He often joked “As a shoemaker, I was saving soles and heels. As a teacher, I’m still saving souls and heels”. His early years in construction continued after he started his teaching career. He and his brother, Amedeo (also a teacher) owned and operated Bonanno Associates Construction for 25 years. As a high schooler, he participated in football, track, baseball, and glee club. He held the record for PAT’s (Points After Touchdown) in high school, was the first to be a student guest on the “Science in Action” television program and won Outstanding Achievement Award in the Ford Motors Industrial Arts Competition. He went on to attend San Francisco State University, where he majored in Industrial Arts. He also played football alongside “Jolting” Joe Verducci, became friends and sang with Johnny Mathis, and was a member of Epsilon Pi Tau Industrial Arts Honor Society. After graduating from San Francisco State University in 1957, Sam began his teaching career at Westmoor High School. His next teaching position would take him to South San Francisco High School, where he taught from 1959 until his retirement in 1995. He returned to teaching in 2002 to keep the Industrial Arts Program open at South City High. In 2010, he retired the title “teacher” and became a “volunteer” for the next 10 years. Over his 50 years in education, he impacted the lives of countless students and players. During his time at South City High, Sam also coached football, track, and cross country. From 1969 to 1978, his teams won six championships. As a football coach, he had a record of 42 and 0 and in 1973, his team went undefeated with no team able to score a single point. As a coach, his favorite quote to his players was “If they don’t score on you, you can’t lose”. In 1962, Sam took a fishing trip to Minnesota. He loved to say that his best catch was a 98 pound Norwegian girl named Joanie, who became his wife in 1962. Sam was a very active member of many groups in the Bay Area. He was a member of the ICF Branch 7, South San Francisco High School Boosters, San Francisco Italian Athletic Club, South San Francisco YMI Council #32, Opus Club, South City Historical Society, Colma Creek Flood Control, and the Italian American Social Club. Friends may visit between 4 PM-7 PM on Monday, January 8, with Rosary at 7 PM at Garden Chapel, 885 El Camino Real, South San Francisco. Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, January 9, 10 AM, All Souls Church, corners of Miller and Walnut Avenues, South San Francisco. Contributions may be made in memory of Sam Bonanno to South San Francisco High School Boosters, 400 B St, South San Francisco, CA 94080 or the South San Francisco High School Scholarship, 400 B Street, South San Francisco, CA 94080.

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Reynaldo Cantero

Jul 28, 1944 - Dec 30, 2023

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South San Francisco, CA

Reynaldo Cantero, 79, passed away peacefully on December 30th. He was a loving father, devoted husband, cherished grandfather and loving brother . Reynaldo was born on July 28,1944 and raised in Philippines. Throughout his life, he touched the hearts of many with his kindness, generosity, and warm spirit. Reynaldo was a man of many talents and passions. He had a deep love for his family and took great joy in cooking delicious meals for them. His karaoke sessions were legendary, and he could often be found singing his heart out with his loved ones. Reynaldo had a special knack for making people feel welcome and cherished, and his home was always filled with laughter and love. Sports, especially basketball, held a special place in Reynaldo's heart. He enjoyed watching games and cheering for his favorite teams. He also had a passion for driving and would often embark on road trips with his loved ones, creating lasting memories along the way. In his free time, Reynaldo enjoyed watching western movies and immersing himself in the stories of the Old West. He had a deep appreciation for the values of honor, loyalty, and justice portrayed in these films. Reynaldo was not only a loving father but also a loyal friend, caring brother, and doting uncle. He touched the lives of many with his warmth, compassion, and unwavering support. His memory will forever live on in the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing him. Reynaldo Cantero is survived by his 12 children and 21 grandchildren, who will continue to carry on his legacy of love and kindness. Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 7, 2024 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Garden Chapel where the vigil service will begin at 7:00pm. Mass of resurrection will be at All Souls Catholic Church, Monday, January 8, 2024 at 10:00 am. Committal at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.

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