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Edward Rubin

Jul 12, 1941 - Dec 06, 2023

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San Francisco, CA

Edward Walter Rubin, age 82, of San Francisco, California passed away on Wednesday, December 6, 2023.

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Sze Tung Tam

Apr 16, 1952 - Feb 17, 2024

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San Francisco, CA

Sze Tung Tam, age 71, of San Francisco, California passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2024. A tam, sze tung for Sze Tung will be held Sunday, March 10, 2024 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Green Street Mortuary, 649 Green Street, San Francisco, CA 94133.

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Anna Marie Raffo

Apr 30, 1932 - Feb 16, 2024

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San Francisco, CA

At rest on 2-16-2024. Beloved daughter of the late Alfred and Carmela Raffo. Loving sister of Rinaldo Raffo. Proun godmother of Robert Raffo.A graduate of St. Paul’s High in San Francisco and the San Francisco College for Women, Lone Mountain now known as USF Lone Mountain Campus.Earned her Masters Degree in education at the University of San Francisco. A teacher for 37 years at Hillcrest Elementary School in the San Francisco Unified School District.Survived by dear cousins here and in Italy.Many thanks to the staff at Alma Via of San Francisco, especially Erlinda Palatino, Consuelo, Nery and Cordelia. Also would like to say thank you to Suncrest Hospice, especially Kendra Harvey, Lisa, Tina and Freddy.Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Wednesday February 28, 2024 at 8:30 AM at Duggan’s Serra Mortuary, 500 Westlake Avenue, Daly City.A Funeral Mass will follow the same day at 10:30 AM at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, 221 Valley Street, San Francisco.

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Lilan Zhou

Oct 13, 1939 - Feb 17, 2024

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San Francisco, CA

Lilan Zhou, age 84, of San Francisco, California passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2024. A funeral service for Lilan will be held Tuesday, February 27, 2024 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Green Street Mortuary, 649 Green Street, San Francisco, CA 94133.

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Beverly Desmond

Feb 04, 1933 - Feb 16, 2024

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San Francisco, CA

Beverly Desmond (née Luchetti), beloved wife, mother, grandmother, nurse and true native daughter of the City of St. Francis, was born in San Francisco on February 4, 1933, to Arthur Luchetti and Cora Pinelli. Beverly entered the world thirty minutes after her identical twin sister, Barbara. Beverly died peacefully at home on February 16, 2024, with her daughters by her side. She is survived by more love than one can imagine.Wife of the late Honorable Joseph A. Desmond, devoted mother of Joanne, Diane (Ilana Bernstein), and Joe Desmond (Ann Nolan) and grandchildren Desmond, Anna, and Chaltu Bernstein and Thomas Desmond. Predeceased by her adoredgrandson Malik Bernstein.Loving sister to Barbara Bosque; dear cousin to Marilyn McCarthy, and the late Larry Luchetti, Roy and Ray Pinelli. Also predeceased by her in-laws Paul Bosque, Dan and Barbara Desmond, James and Patricia Desmond, Margaret and ArnoldLogue, Winifred and James Mahoney, John and Kathleen Desmond, and neighbors John and Claire Petrin.Cherished aunt to many in the Desmond, Bosque, McCarthy, Luchetti, Pinelli, Logue and Mahoney families. Endearing “Mrs. D” to Katherine, Nancy and Mary Petrin, Olivia Leonard and Kate Kehoe. Deeply bereaved by the Nolan family and the Village of Cloondahamper, Co. Galway.Beverly was a graduate of St. Rose Academy Junior High and High School, and the first female class at University of San Francisco in nursing. She welcomed many babies into the world during her years at St. Mary’s Hospital and while workingfor Doctor Gerald O’Hara.As a devoted volunteer, Bev was active in many groups including the Good Shepard Guild (Gracenter), Little Children’s Aid, Little Sisters of the Poor, Italian Community Services, and the Italian Catholic Federation. In multiple years, she took part in the Lourdes pilgrimage as a nurse volunteer with the Knights of Malta.Proud of her Italian and Irish-by-marriage heritage, Bev loved her trips to family sites in Palmata, Lucca, Italy and Counties Cork and Galway, Ireland. Nothing made Bev happier than a house full of people and her famously epic Christmascelebrations.Deep gratitude to all friends and neighbors who supported the family during this time. Special thanks to caregivers Mary Moore and Eileen Moore and the aides and RNs of By the Bay Health Hospice .Beverly will be honored at a memorial mass on Monday February 26, 11 AM, St. Stephen Catholic Church, 601 Eucalyptus Drive, San Francisco. Reception follows at Donworth Hall.Beverly admired Gracenter, operated by the Sisters of the Good Shepherd, a women’s recovery facility (gsgracenter.org). Donations preferred there or to the charity of your choice.Fino a quando ci incontriamo di nuovo.

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Dale Polla

Jan 15, 1950 - Jul 20, 2021

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San Francisco, CA

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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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Sydney Campbell Stokes

Jun 14, 1946 - Feb 05, 2024

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San Francisco, CA

Sydney Campbell Stokes June 14, 1946 - February 5, 2024 Sydney Campbell Stokes passed away in a San Francisco hospital on February 5, 2024, following surgery due to complications from multiple myeloma, a cancer that he had dealt with for many years. Syd was a fifth generation Lake County resident and a long time member of the Lake County farming community. He was born in Lakeport but spent his early years in Southern California. He returned to Kelseyville in 1955 and attended Kelseyville Schools from the fifth grade on, graduating from Kelseyville High School in 1964. He was a natural athlete and played all of the team sports, serving as quarterback for the football team, pitcher for the baseball team, and he even won events in high jumping. Following high school he attended Santa Rosa Junior College. In 1967 he enlisted in the Marine Corps reserves. After serving a short stint of active duty, he found a job as a load planner with United Airlines in San Francisco. He worked for United until 1971. During that time he obtained his private pilot’s license, then took aviation courses at College of San Mateo and soon obtained a commercial pilot’s license. While still working at United Airlines, Syd enrolled at San Jose State University. In 1973 he graduated with a B.S. degree in criminal justice. After experimenting with jobs like commercial crab fishing in Alaska and running lettuce harvesting crews in the San Joaquin Valley, Syd returned to Lake County to farm Stokes Orchards with his father, Russell Stokes. By 1977 he had branched out on his own and was managing a 63 acre pear orchard, which he purchased the following year. He also began leasing other orchards. Following the sudden death of his father in an auto accident at the end of 1977, Syd assumed management of the family orchards as well. After many years of farming pears, Syd decided in 1997 to turn his 63 acre pear orchard into a vineyard of sauvignon blanc wine grapes. It was a wise decision.The vineyard performed well and Syd maintained a contract with Kendall-Jackson Winery until he sold the vineyard in 2012 and retired. Syd held many positions in the farming industry. He served on the board of directors for Mt. Konocti Growers for eighteen years, the last two as president. He also served six years on the board of the California Canning Pear Association and twelve years on the California Pear Advisory Board. In 1981 Syd reconnected with an old classmate of his, Diane Henderson. They had never dated in high school. Each of them had ended up in unsuccessful marriages with other people, but upon meeting again they realized how much they had in common with their upbringing, their parents and grandparents being friends, their mutual interest in flying, farming, the outdoors, and their goals. Diane moved back home to Kelseyville to help farm her own family’s orchards in 1982 and they were married at the end of the year. Last November they celebrated their 41st wedding anniversary. When they were not busy farming, Syd and Diane enjoyed fishing trips, hiking on their mountain property with their dogs, boating with friends on the lake and playing golf. Syd was also a lifelong sports fan, following the SF Giants, the SF 49ers, the Golden State Warriors and the Stanford Women’s basketball teams. After his retirement he joined a fantasy football league and had fun competing with his friends. Syd was a kind and gentle person who enjoyed helping others and hearing about their lives. He will be remembered for his delightful understated wit that kept his friends amused. Diane loved the original metaphors that he could come up with. Syd also loved animals and was devoted to his little dog buddies. Syd was predeceased by his father, Frederick Russell Stokes; his mother, Ruth Ann Harding; and his sisters, Sheryl Stokes Sourelis, Martha Stokes Panella, and Sheila Bowthorpe. He is survived by his wife, Diane Lee Henderson; his stepmother, Janice Telonicher Stokes; his sisters, Laura Margaret Stokes (Amy) and Sylvia Bettencourt McKee; and his brothers, Peter Russell Stokes (Heather), Victor Joseph McKee, and John Christopher McKee (Grace). In addition he leaves behind numerous nephews, nieces, great nephews, great nieces and cousins. A Graveside Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on February 23, 2024, at Kelseyville Cemetery. Following the service, family and friends are invited to gather for refreshments and reminiscing at The Ripe Choice Farm located at 2550 Soda Bay Road, Lakeport. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Martha Stokes Panella Scholarship Fund, which benefits students of Kelseyville High School, or donate to a charity of your choice. (To donate to the fund, send a check made out to “The Martha Stokes Panella Memorial Fund” and mail to Strong Financial, P.O. Box 670, Lakeport, CA 95453.)

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Nancy Adler

Jul 25, 1946 - Jan 03, 2024

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San Francisco, CA

"On January 4, 2024, in San Francisco, California, Nancy E. Adler, a pioneer in the field of public health and a champion for social justice, passed away at the age of 77 due to pancreatic cancer. Born in New York City, Nancy's journey into academia began at Wellesley College and continued at Harvard University, where she pursued her PhD in Social Relations under the mentorship of Herbert Kelman. Her groundbreaking research on the psychosocial aspects of health, including her seminal work on the link between social factors and individual well-being, revolutionized the field of public health. Throughout her illustrious career, Nancy authored over 400 articles and played a pivotal role in establishing the Center for Health and Community (CHC) at UCSF, a hub for interdisciplinary research on social determinants of health. Her contributions to understanding the complex interplay between social systems and individual health were globally recognized, earning her prestigious awards and accolades. Beyond her remarkable achievements, Nancy will be remembered for her humility, compassion, and unwavering commitment to advancing health equity. Her enduring legacy lives on through the countless lives she touched, the research she inspired, and the future generations of public health leaders she mentored. In honor of Nancy's profound impact, the CHC has established the Nancy Adler Endowed Lectureship Award to recognize innovative work in promoting health equity, ensuring that her vision and legacy continue to inspire positive change in the world."

Alan Jones

Mar 04, 1940 - Jan 13, 2024

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San Francisco, CA

Alan William Jones, a revered figure in San Francisco, passed away on January 14, 2024, at the age of 83. Born on March 5, 1940, in San Francisco, he spent his life dedicated to the service of others and the church. He is survived by his wife, Virginia "Cricket" Price Jones, and their three children, Lena Roy, Charlotte Voiklis, and Edward Jones. Jones served as the seventh dean of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco from 1985 to 2009. A distinguished leader in The Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion, Jones was known for his expertise in Christian spirituality, blending Anglican tradition, progressive theology, and English wit. His transformative leadership during his tenure at Grace Cathedral included the construction of the Interfaith AIDS Chapel, the introduction of labyrinths, and the inauguration of the Chapel of St. Francis and Columbarium. An accomplished author, Jones wrote several influential books, including "Passion for Pilgrimage," "Soul Making," and "Reimagining Christianity." Born and raised in Wimbledon, London, he began his journey as a chorister at St. Paul's Cathedral, singing at Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation in 1953. Jones's commitment to spirituality led him to serve at St. Hilda & St. Hugh School in New York and as the founding director of the Center for Christian Spirituality at the General Theological Seminary. He became an American citizen in 1975 and was honored as a Member of the Order of the British Empire in 2002. His legacy extends beyond his numerous accomplishments; Jones will be remembered as a compassionate leader who left an indelible mark on Grace Cathedral and the global community through his dedication to faith, inclusivity, and compassionate service.

Agostino

Oct 12, 1924 - Feb 12, 2024

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San Francisco, CA

Agostino passed away peacefully at the age of 99 on February 12, 2024 in San Francisco. He was born on October 12, 1924 in Cassingheno, Municipality of Fascia, Province of Genova, Italy to Giovanni and Maria Isola.Agostino is survived by his loving brother Joseph Isola, nieces Marie Crociani and Joann Pohoriles and his dear cousin Joanne Zollicoffer. He is also survived by nieces Lidia Brochiero, Giovanna Brandi, and Milli Becheri in Italy.Agostino was predeceased by his sisters Rina Isola and Olga Becheri and his in-laws Attilio Isola, Ugo Becheri and Louise Isola. He leaves behind many friends in Oakland and San Francisco.Agostino grew up in Cassingheno and worked in Genova. Upon his retirement he immigrated to the United States in 1969 and made Oakland is home. He was employed by Oakland Scavenger Co. (Teamsters Local 70) and upon retirement started is own gardening business with many clients in Oakland. He enjoyed going to the Ligure Club where he savored many wonderful dinners with his many friends. He was a loyal parishioner of St. Theresa’s in Oakland until his move to San Francisco.Agostino traveled home to Genova, Italy every year to visit his parents, his sisters and their families.He finally decided to “retire” at the young age of 94 to Alma Via of San Francisco. He enjoyed many friendships and the loving and dedicated care of his brother and niece Marie.The family is grateful for the excellent care he received from the caring staff at Alma Via and the Suncrest Hospice Team.In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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