March 10, 1960 - June 4, 2018
Gisele Stickler passed away on June 4, 2018 after a 14-year battle with Multiple Myeloma. She had a fierce passion for life, an infectious smile, and unwavering strength. Her ability to find the positive in every situation, no matter how difficult it may have been, was not only inspiring to all, it also was what made her truly one of a kind.
Gisele’s life and resilient fight was motivated by...
Donald Hayes Devlin passed away on May 31, 2018. He was born to Virginia and Dr. Harold Devlin in San Francisco, California. He attended George Washington High School and joined the ROTC. He graduated UC Berkeley in 1945 and from Dental school at UC San Francisco in 1949. He later trained as an Oral Surgery resident at the University of Oklahoma and Northwestern University and later joined the Arm...
Chipper, perky, enthusiastic about everything, game for anything. Energetic w/a friendly smile for all. This was Jan at hello. She grew up in Piedmont, went to Cal Berkeley and settled in Pleasanton to raise her family. Jan loved to cook, had a way of making all feel welcome and at ease. She was artistic with beautiful handwriting. She loved to travel, camp, hike, but she loved her family & friend...
The world lost a wonderfully warm, loving yet ambitious gentleman on May 18, 2018. Reno, Nevada resident Franklyn “Frank” David Smith passed quietly on, Friday afternoon, after brief complications from CHF.
Born in Grand Junction, CO. Dec 31, 1932, Frank was one of 8 children, in a tight-knit, hardworking family. This clan ultimately moved and settled in Glendale, CA, where Frank grew up a...
Dec. 15, 1927 - May 16, 2018
Jean Ramos, age 90, passed away on May 16, 2018, in Pleasanton, California. Jean was born December 15, 1927 in Monrovia, California, to parents Finis William “Bill” Smith and Jean Frances Martin.
Jean is survived by two brothers, Page Williams and Bobby Smith, three sons, Bruce, Lynn (Cheryl) and Craig (Lisa) Ramos. She is preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Joseph Ramos. She is ...
Wayne Allen Dodge
Dec. 26, 1946 - May 9, 2018
Wayne Allen Dodge died of a brain aneurysm at Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley at the age of 71.
Wayne was born in Hilo, Hawaii to Chow Fung and Fred Dodge. The family relocated to Rubidoux, CA where he and his siblings grew up. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1966-1972 and then earned a bachelor’s degree from Cal Poly Pomona.
He married Roberta (Bobbie) Dodge on July 30, 1983 in ...
Former Pleasanton resident Susan Jill Miller died of a stroke at the age of 72 in Sacramento.
Jill was born in Sioux City, IA to Richard Henry Heitman and Florence Marian Farr-Heitman. Growing up with her three sisters, she always wanted to be a nurse. Her favorite books were the mystery nurse series about Cherry Ames. The family and later her own family loved to play board and card games. Her fa...
Mun J Mar
Oct. 17, 1931 - May 6, 2018
Fremont and Los Altos Hills, California
veteran, public service
Mun J. Mar of Los Altos Hills, California, passed away peacefully surrounded by love on May 6, 2018. He was 86 years old.
Mun is survived by his wife of 25 years Robyn Ledwith Mar, daughter Camrin (John) Harris, son Craig Mar, daughter Traci (Greg) Fung, and daughter Robin Mar (Randall Hoffman), stepson Mark (Laura) Ledwith, stepdaughter Alyson (Michael) D’Auteuil, stepson Ryan (Tamara) Ledw...
She was a woman who touched all with her love, care and grace. She has moved on to prepare the Piscotty family’s heavenly home, liberated from the shackles of ALS. Beloved mother of Stephen, Nicholas, and Austin, devoted wife and companion to her husband Mike, she was the bedrock of the Piscotty family and a trusted, empathetic friend to the scores of people she met. Born in Queens, NY to El...
Dec. 25, 1924 - April 30, 2018
veteran, teacher/educator, public service
Joseph Anthony Rose passed away on Monday, April 30,
2018. He touched many lives with his outgoing personality
and lovable spirit.
Joe was born in Hayward, CA. After high school, Joe
joined the United States Army and served during WWII.
He later joined the United States Navy and served during
the Korean War. Once he returned home, he moved to
Pleasanton in 1956 and became a police officer...
John E. Harding
Sept. 5, 1963 - April 30, 2018
John E. Harding loved life. He loved time with his family, good friends and food, traveling the world, and practicing law. He managed cancer for nearly nine years with a singular focus to keep doing the things he loved with the people loved. His truly courageous battle ended on April 30, 2018, surrounded by his family. At 54, he was not able to live a full life, but he most definitely lived his li...
Pleasanton, CA – Rickie Flach Murphey, 65, died Saturday, April 28, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family due to complications from lung cancer. She was the wife of Thomas J. Murphey formerly of Elmira, NY. Born in New York City, NY she was the daughter of the late Patricia Kane Flach and Frederic Francis Flach, M.D. Rickie attended the Convent of the Sacred Heart in New York City and...
Ross H. Hoblitzell of Pleasanton, Ca passed away April 27,2018 at Stanford/Valley Care in Pleasanton. Mr. Hoblitzell was a native of Wheeling, West Virginia and lived most of his life in Livermore, CA. Ross was Ordained Deacon in the Roman Catholic Church at St. Augustine’s in Pleasanton in March 1978. After his ordination he was assigned to St. Charles Borromeo in Livermore, CA. He served there...