Matthew James Leonard III

Matthew James Leonard III ( Jim) born May 23, 1943, went home to be with the Lord, on July14, 2016.  After living with disabilities associated with diabetes and heart disease since 1985, he died from pneumonia. He grew up Dayton, Ohio until the family moved to the LA area of California in 1953. He graduated from […]

Robert John Merlo, DVM

Robert John Merlo, DVM

Robert John Merlo, DVM, was born November 7, 1941 and died August 14, 2015. “Dr. Bob,” son of Esther & John Merlo, was San Mateo High School’s senior class president and distinguished himself as a fiercely competitive football and track athlete. Aka “Big Horse,” he set the SMHS Bearcat shot-put record in 1960 finishing second […]

Peter Jeffery Andrews

Peter Jeffery Andrews, loving husband and father, inventor, entrepreneur, provider, explorer and engineer entered eternal life on July 30, 2015. He was born on January 31, 1958. Known by his family as “The Trooper,” Peter never gave up on anything or anyone. His intelligence, class, gratitude, kindness, patience and endurance, both physically and mentally, inspired […]

Marcia Sue Dreher

Marcia Sue Dreher

Marcia Sue Dreher was born on August 5, 1939 to Jack and Bernice Champion in Santa Monica, Calif. She was called home by the Lord on July 27, 2015. Sue attended Alexander Hamilton High School in Los Angeles, graduating in 1957. After high school Sue married and had three children. In 1969, the family relocated […]

Maria Elena Cruz-Shaffer

April 11, 1975 – June 19, 2015 Forever Young, Forever Beautiful, Forever Loved Our precious Maria Elena has gone to rest in the loving arms of our Heavenly Father on Friday, June 19, 2015. Born in Albuquerque, NM, Maria graduated from La Cueva HS in 1993. She was a Licensed Esthetician in California where she […]

Josephine “Jo” Walderrama Barrios Wahdan

Josephine “Jo” Walderrama Barrios Wahdan, 78, of Roseville, Calif., passed away peacefully in her home on June 1, 2015. Jo was born on a stormy night in an old Model T on the way to the hospital on January 11, 1937 in rural Firebaugh, Calif. to Jose Barrios and Elvera Balderama. Her mother remarried and […]

Gage Michael William Seal

Gage Seal, born August 23, 1999, was a truly amazing young man who had a bright future ahead of him. Gage loved his parents, his sisters, his brother, and his family more than anything in this world. Gage lived his life with passion. Gage had a special way of deeply touching the lives of every […]

Cyril George Wells

Cyril George Wells

Cyril George Wells, 72, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on April 3, 2015 from issues brought on by a heart attack suffered the previous week. Cyril is survived by his loving wife Peggy of 32 years; his sister Barbara Wells of Toronto, Canada; son Andrew Wells and wife Corrine and granddaughter Autumn of Toronto; and son Randy […]

In Memoriam

Ione Edelson, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, passed away November 17, 2014 at the age of 103. Born September 10, 1911, Ione was predeceased by the love of her life, Eddie Edelson, her husband of 60 plus years. She is survived by her daughter Donna Shapiro, grandchildren Lisa Shapiro, David Shapiro, Daniel Edelson, Naomi Edelson, Reuben […]