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Decorated WW2 Marine, member of the ‘Striking Sixth,’ Joe Matta dies, 94

Decorated WW2 Marine, member of the ‘Striking Sixth,’ Joe Matta dies, 94

| November 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

By Donna Beth Weilenman Special to the Martinez News-Gazette Joe Matta, who as a World War II Marine was a member of the decorated “Striking Sixth” Division that singlehandedly captured two thirds of Okinawa after a fierce battle, has died at 94 after a short illness. Matta also lived a rich life after the war, […]

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Vincent Joseph Graziano

Vincent Joseph Graziano

| October 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Vincent Joseph Graziano Nov. 12, 1929 – Oct. 10, 2019 Resident of Martinez, Calif. Vince, age 89, passed away on Thursday at his home, in Martinez, CA. He was born to parents Salvatore and Margaret, in San Jose, the family moved to Martinez 10 years later. He graduated from Alhambra High School in 1947. He […]

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Charles Dee ‘Papa’ Griffin

Charles Dee ‘Papa’ Griffin

| September 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Charles Dee ‘Papa’ Griffin Dec. 3, 1939 – Aug. 13, 2019 48-year Resident of Martinez, Calif. Chuck always greeted everyone with a smile. After a quick conversation, you would be considered a friend. His house, his conversations, and his heart was filled with love and pride for family, his wife of 54 years, Lolita Griffin, […]

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Margaret Dominici

Margaret Dominici

| September 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Margaret Dominici July 2, 1944 – Sept. 5, 2019 Resident of Martinez, Calif. Peggy Dominici was born Margaret Jean Kelleher to Jerry and June Kelleher on July 2, 1944. She was surrounded by loved ones when she passed peacefully at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband Phil Dominici. She is survived […]

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Linda Jane (Douthit) McKnight

Linda Jane (Douthit) McKnight

| September 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Linda Jane (Douthit) McKnight March 1, 1959 – Sept. 4, 2019 Resident of Martinez, Calif. Linda was born on March 1, 1959, in Redding, CA to Robert G. Douthit and Carolyn L (Liddell) Douthit. She went to be with our lord peacefully on September 4, 2019. She was the first born child, who loved spending […]

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Bruce Harold Commiskey

Bruce Harold Commiskey

| September 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Bruce Harold Commiskey Oct. 17, 1939 – Sept. 1, 2019 Resident of Martinez, Calif. Bruce Harold Commiskey passed away at age 79 on Sept. 1, 2019. Bruce was born in Troy, NY, but lived in Contra Costa County for most of his life. He served in the U.S. Army from Oct. 1957 to Oct. 1960 […]

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Nora Sullivan Nelson

Nora Sullivan Nelson

| August 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Nora Sullivan Nelson Oct. 24, 1955 – Aug. 6, 2019 Resident of Danville, Calif. Nora passed away peacefully in her home with family at her side after a valiant battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Nora touched many lives with her loving and creative spirit. Nora grew up in Martinez, Livermore, Concord and Quincy and graduated from […]

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Irene Joyce Minton

Irene Joyce Minton

| August 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Irene Joyce Minton Sept. 26, 1934 – July 30, 2019 Resident of Vacaville, Calif. Irene Joyce Minton 84, passed away peacefully with her family by her side Tuesday July 30, 2019, in Vacaville, Calif. Irene was born on September 26, 1934, in Sanish North Dakota. She married the love of her life, Bill Minton in […]

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Lois Lorraine Kellogg

Lois Lorraine Kellogg

| July 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Lois Lorraine Kellogg September 24, 1928 – July 9, 2019 Resident of Martinez, Calif. Lois Lorraine Kellogg, passed away on July 9, 2019, at home, surrounded by her family. Lois is survived by her son, Kenneth Kellogg, daughters Claire and Marsha Kellogg, and grandson David Rogers. Special prayers will be offered for her and her […]

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Anthony Roman

Anthony Roman

| July 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Anthony Roman Sept. 9, 1927 – June 18, 2019 Resident of Martinez, Calif. Anthony Roman passed away June 18, 2019. He was preceded in death by his wife of 72 years, Hilda Roman. He is survived by his three children, three grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Anthony served in the Merchant Marines and went on to […]

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