Pleasanton Weekly

Community Pulse - September 23, 2011


John Paul Harvey

John Paul Harvey died July 27 of prostate cancer at his home in Pleasanton at the age of 75.

He was born May 8, 1936, in Oakland and graduated from Castlemont High School in 1955. He served in the U.S. Army, then worked many years as a brakeman with Southern Pacific Railroad. He loved trains, golfing, listening to oldies and country music, California Lottery Scratchers and Fantasy 5, which he won a few times. He also enjoyed his grandchildren's sporting events.

Mr. Harvey was predeceased by his wife Sharron. He is survived by his children Eric (and his girlfriend Sandy), Cory, Mark and Melody; eight grandchildren; and family friend Michele.

Kathleen O'Brien Morin

Kathleen (Kay) O'Brien Morin died Sept. 14 from heart complications.

She was born in Pawtucket, R.I., on Nov. 22, 1922, and graduated from Pawtucket West Senior High School in 1941. She worked as a telephone operator and was on duty at the switchboard when Pearl Harbor was attacked. She married Raymond Morin on Feb. 20, 1950, and moved to Memphis, Tenn., although she'd never been south of New York. She was a wonderful seamstress and enjoyed making clothes for herself, her daughter and nieces. She loved nature, plants and animals, as well as the ocean, and each summer yearned to return home to Rhode Island. In June 2009, she moved from Memphis to Pleasanton to be closer to her only child, and she lived at Parkview Assisted Living until February.

Ms. Morin is survived by daughter Pat Markle; son-in-law Chris Markle; and two grandchildren; sister Mary Brown of Warwick, R.I.; and brother Bernard O'Brien of Rehobeth, Mass. A funeral Mass is being celebrated at 1 p.m. tomorrow at the Chapel of St. Elizabeth Seton, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, in Pleasanton. She will be buried in the family plot in Pawtucket, R.I. Donations may be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


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