Pleasanton Weekly

Community Pulse - March 11, 2011

Obituaries

Edward John Prinz

Donations may be made in the name of longtime Pleasanton teacher Edward John Prinz, who died Feb. 13 at the age of 71, to the local branch of the California Retired Teachers Association for its scholarship fund. Checks should be made payable to: Tri-Valley Retired Educators Scholarship Fund, c/o Olive Greene, Scholarship Volunteer; 2581 Chateau Way, Livermore 94550. Put "Ed Prinz Memorial" on the memo line of the check.

Kelsey Ann Meyer

Kelsey Ann Meyer died Feb. 25 in a small plane accident in Cave Creek, Ariz. She was 23 years old and a resident of Tempe, Ariz., at the time of her death.

She was born Feb. 9, 1988, in Fremont and grew up in Pleasanton. She attended Amador Valley High School, where she played softball for four years. She graduated in 2005, then attended Arizona State University in the Aeronautical Technology Management/Professional Flight program. She graduated summa cum laude from ASU in 2009.

Ms. Meyer was a pilot and professional flight instructor in Phoenix. She knew from a young age that she wanted to be a pilot, and she loved teaching and sharing her enthusiasm for aviation. She was a member of Alpha Eta Rho International Aviation Fraternity and Women in Aviation. She also was a fan of the Oakland A's and was looking forward to wearing her Barry Zito autographed jersey to the A's vs. SF Giants spring training game.

Kelsey is survived by her parents Charles Meyer and Kathleen Turner-Meyer of Pleasanton; brother Kyle Meyer of Pleasanton; grandmother Alice W. Meyer of Mill Valley; aunts, uncles, cousins and other family in the Bay Area, Arizona, Oregon, Washington and Texas. Friends and family are invited to a celebration of Kelsey's life from 2-6 p.m. tomorrow at the home of her parents. Scholarship donations in her memory can be sent to her local chapter of Women in Aviation International, 10617 N. Eighth St., Phoenix, AZ 85020, attn. Sherry Parshley.

Timothy J. Heaney

Timothy J. Heaney of Pleasanton and Manomet, Mass., has died at the age of 53.

Mr. Heaney owned and operated his own roofing manufacturer's representative business, TJ Heaney and Associates, for over 20 years. He loved his family and friends and especially his summers at the beach in Manomet, Mass., fishing and socializing. He also lived for a time in Fremont.

He is survived by his wife Elizabeth (Lolly Williams); daughter Miranda; parents Joseph and Helen of Plymouth, Mass.; and brothers and sisters Elizabeth (Heaney) Silva, Joseph, Helen (Heaney) Saro, Kevin, Robert and Richard, all of Massachusetts. Calling hours will be held from 4:30-7 p.m. today at Graham-Hitch Mortuary, 4167 First St. in Pleasanton. A funeral service will be held at 9 a.m. tomorrow at the Holy Spirit Church, 3930 Parish Ave. in Fremont. For more information, call 846-5624. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718, or www.cancer.org.

Mary B. Seaton

Pleasanton resident Mary Seaton, 48, died Feb. 25 at ValleyCare Medical Center surrounded by her family after a multi-year battle with systemic scleroderma.

She was born Sept. 10, 1962, in Sylvania, Ga., where she spent the early years of her life. In her teens she moved to the Atlanta area, where she graduated from Jackson High School, went to college and began working. She moved to Los Altos in 1992 when she became engaged, was married later that same year and began a family. She moved to Pleasanton in 1999.

Ms. Seaton enjoyed doing things with and for her children and friends. She had three dogs but was especially partial to her two Yorkies, Bo and Jazzie. Throughout her life, either on the coast of Georgia or throughout her travels, she developed a special love for the beach. She was a member of the Pleasanton chapter of the National Charity League.

She was predeceased by her father Douglas Bassett. She is survived by her husband Scott; children Jordan and Brad; mother and step-father Gloria and Randolph Long; brother Lee Perkins; nephews, niece, cousins and friends. Her life was celebrated at a service March 1 at Graham-Hitch Mortuary in Pleasanton. Donations can be made to the Scleroderma Foundation (www.scleroderma.org).

Julia (Jaye) Shedlock

Julia (Jaye) Shedlock, 88, of Pleasanton died peacefully on March 5. She was the daughter of the late Peter and Mary (Plaskon) Shedlock of Llanfair, Pa. She worked for and retired from AT&T in San Francisco and Pleasanton. She resided in Daly City before moving to Pleasanton.

She was predeceased by her sister Helen Sedlak of Pleasanton. She is survived by her sister-in-law Catherine (Kitty) Shedlock of Wickliffe, Ohio; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and friends. Viewing hours will be 9-11 a.m. March 14 with a vigil at 11 a.m., at Graham-Hitch Mortuary, 4167 First St., Pleasanton. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. March 15 at St. Elizabeth Seton, 4001 Stoneridge Drive. Donations may be made to Hope Hospice or Senior Support Program of Tri-Valley.

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