Pleasanton Weekly

Community Pulse - September 30, 2011


Robert William Laffin

Pleasanton resident Robert William Laffin died Sept. 17 at the age of 50.

He was born April 16, 1961, in Oakland and moved to Pleasanton in 1971. He graduated from Foothill High School in 1979. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 25 years.

He was predeceased by his mother Ramona Lafflin. He is survived by his father Ray Laffin; brother Steven Laffin; and his cat Mocha. Funeral services were held Sept. 22 at Graham-Hitch Mortuary in Pleasanton.

Janet June Reichlin

Janet Reichlin passed away Sept. 12 at Kindred Hospital in San Leandro after a long and courageous battle with lung cancer and assorted heart and lung complications.

Born June 22, 1940, in Dennison, Iowa, she moved to California shortly thereafter and was raised in Concord and Oakland. She graduated from Oakland High School in 1958 and worked for Royal Globe Insurance in San Francisco for the next five years.

Jan met her husband Mike and they were married in 1964 and began their family in 1965 with the birth of their daughter Lori, followed by their son Michael in 1967. The family moved from Oakland to Pleasanton in 1967 (when there were more cows than people) and have been residents ever since. She found time to donate her services at Lydiksen Elementary while the children were attending and later gave over 4,000 hours of service to Valley Memorial Hospital in Livermore.

She came from a family of nine children and is survived by sisters Genevieve Lillyblade, Kathy Llamas and Nancy Metz. Her daughter Lori gave her three wonderful grandchildren, Travis, 19, and twin girls Tracey and Trisha, 13. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and their children.

No services were held. The family requests that any remembrances be directed to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF).


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