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Virginia Caroline Hansen
June 24, 1922 - April 17, 2017
Pleasanton, California
With family at her side, Virginia Caroline Hansen, 94, died April 17, 2017 at her home in Pleasanton. Her husband Howard preceded her in death in 2012. Her son Hans died in 2013, incredibly also on April 17. Virginia will be fondly remembered by her children, Nancy (Peter Mills) of Tracy, and Tuny (Art) Dunkley of Pleasanton. She is survived by eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren. V...

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Albert Ernst Schorno
Aug. 16, 1939 - April 15, 2017
Pleasanton, California

Tags: veteran, business

Al Schorno, 77, a 40 year resident of the Bay Area, died April 15, 2017 at his home in Pleasanton. Al grew up in Roy, WA on his father's dairy farm. If you talked to Al for any time at all you will know he had fond memories of the dairy farm and his life there. After attending St. Martin's College, Al worked for various companies in southern California and realized that he want...

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James Nelson Harrington
July 3, 1950 - April 9, 2017
Pleasanton, California
"Who's that good-looking guy?” would be our dad's comment to this photo. Jim was known by many for his sharp wit, sense of humor, and caring personality. James Nelson Harrington, loved father and friend, was taken so abruptly from our lives on April 9th, 2017. He was a proud father of his three kids (Spencer 27, Jonathan 33 and Emily 37) and spent many hours bragging about them...

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John Bernard Edmands
July 8, 1924 - April 8, 2017
Torquay, UK, United Kingdom

Tags: business

Retired Northern California newspaper publisher John Bernard Edmands passed away at a rest home in Torquay, England, on April 8, 2017, following a short illness. For 30 years, he was editor and publisher of the Pleasanton Times in Pleasanton, California, which later became The Times. Born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada, on July 8, 1924, to Kathleen and Alfred Edmands, he was the youngest of...

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Stephen Douglas McRee
Feb. 12, 1952 - April 4, 2017
Dublin, CA

Tags: public service

Steve McRee followed God's call to Northern California to lead Shepherd's Gate through a major expansion of its ministry so it could serve more homeless and battered women and their children in its long-term, life-changing program. When Steve and his wife, Carla, arrived in 1996, the shelter was available for 30 days with a capacity for 13 women and their children. When God took him h...

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Marie Antonini
Aug. 26, 1917 - April 2, 2017
Pleasanton, California
Marie Antonini August 26, 1917 – April 2, 2017 Marie was born on August 26, 1917 in Livermore to Joseph and Maria Pereira. She was a lifelong Pleasanton resident and the youngest of 6 children. Her sibling’s names were Joseph, Manuel, Beatrice, Olympia and Tony. Her parents were Portuguese immigrants from the Azores and Portuguese was her first language. She grew up on the family farm o...

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Angela Elizabeth Scatena
Nov. 27, 1992 - March 31, 2017
Chico, California
Angela Elizabeth Scatena passed from our world on Friday, March 31, 2017. Angela came into this world on November 27, 1992, the beloved daughter of Harvey and Michele Scatena of Pleasanton, California. Angela attended Walnut Grove Elementary School, Harvest Park Middle School and Amador Valley High School. Angela graduated from high school in 2010 and attended Las Positas Community College in Live...

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Lorraine Bernzweig
Oct. 9, 1929 - March 29, 2017
Pleasanton, California
Lorraine was born in Brooklyn, New York, but spent most of her growing-up years in the little town of Ellenville, New York, about ninety miles north of New York City, where her parents owned a bakery. She was the youngest of four. Her two brothers served in the Army during World War II, while her older sister, now 102, helped their father in the bakery and was married to a local propane gas distr...

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Mary Dillon
March 24, 1947 - March 29, 2017
Washington, Utah
Mary Dillon, 70, of Washington, UT, passed away March 29, 2017 in St. George, UT, from asthma induced C.O.P.D. Mary was raised in CA, attended ASU in Tempe, AZ and lived in Pleasanton, CA from June 1976 to June 2013. Mary married Michael Dillon in July 1970 and together they had two wonderful children, a son, Morgan, and a daughter, Emily (Gary Hood). Mary was very proud of her children, son-in-l...

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Emma Grace Haus
Dec. 4, 2001 - March 28, 2017
Pleasanton, California
Emma Grace Haus passed from our world on Tuesday, March 28th 2017. A Celebration of Life will be held at 4:00pm on Monday, April 17th at CrossWinds Church in Livermore California. The services are open to all who Emma touched in her lifetime. Emma Grace came into the world December 4, 2001 in Arizona, the beloved daughter of Rich and Katlyn Haus of Pleasanton, California. As a freshman at Ama...

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Joyce Webb Adams
Jan. 8, 1938 - March 6, 2017
Pleasanton, California

Tags: teacher/educator, business

Joyce Webb Adams, 79, passed away peacefully at her home in Pleasanton, California on March 6, 2017 after a long bout with cancer. She will be united with her husband Tom Adams who preceded her in death. Joyce had a big heart, always desiring to help others. Over many years Joyce helped countless people deal with life’s most difficult problems. She will be sorely missed. Joyce was the eld...

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Thomas Edward Northam
Sept. 22, 1963 - March 1, 2017
Granite Bay, CA
Thomas Edward Northam, 53, former resident of Granite Bay and Pleasanton, CA died on March 1st, 2017 at Sutter Hospital in Roseville from injuries sustained in a car accident on February 18, 2017. Tom was born on 9/22/63 in Redwood City, CA to Ann Northam Hill and the late Raymond L. Northam. He attended Pleasanton schools and played soccer, Little League baseball and CYO basketball. He graduat...

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Carol Jean Famariss
Dec. 20, 1922 - Feb. 24, 2017
Livermore, California

Tags: arts/media, teacher/educator

Livermore icon Carol Jean Famariss passed away on Friday, February 24, 2017 at the age of 94. As the founder of Carol Jeans Dance Studio, she taught dancing to thousands of students in Livermore from 1946 until 2007. Carol Jean who danced her way through more than six decades of wartime, and economic and social change once said that she particularly loved introducing youngsters to the joys of dan...

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Charles Alden Shaw
June 8, 1925 - Feb. 24, 2017
San Rafael, California

Tags: veteran, business

A graduate of Harvard and Syracuse Universities, former Pleasanton resident Charles “Chuck” Alden Shaw died peacefully at his San Rafael home at age 91 on February 24, 2017, surrounded by his loving children. Chuck began as an engineer at General Electric’s Electronics Park in Syracuse, NY. He finished his career in Silicon Valley, working for Cadence Design Systems on software for integrate...

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James Farrel Pruett
July 27, 1934 - Feb. 6, 2017
Pleasanton/Stockton, CA

Tags: veteran, public service

James Farrel Pruett, 82, a long-time resident of Pleasanton, passed away surrounded by his family at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Stockton, CA. Farrel was born on a farm near Bloomfield, MO to Oscar and Myrtle Pruett on July 27, 1934. He was the 9th child and the 7th son. He attended a one-room school at Acorn Ridge near the farm, where he graduated from the 8th grade, after being the only stud...

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