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Claudia Murphy Whitnah: January 14, 1925 – October 7, 2018

Claudia Murphy Whitnah: January 14, 1925 – October 7, 2018

| October 28, 2018 | 1 Comment

By Harriett Burt A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 2, 2018 for Claudia Whitnah, who died on October 7, 2018 after a long and productive life. The beloved Whitnah was a well-known, longtime Martinez teacher and active citizen. She was 93. Born in Oakland, she grew up in Berkeley where she was […]

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Mary Susan Baier

Mary Susan Baier

| October 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Mary Susan Baier was born January 5, 1957 in Walnut Creek, CA. With family by her side, she passed away in Colorado on September 5, 2018 after a struggle with cancer (mesothelioma).  Raised in Martinez, Mary was a 1975 graduate of Alhambra High School, then earned her B.A. in Industrial Arts at Humboldt State University. A civilian […]

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Dorothy E. Masayko

Dorothy E. Masayko

| August 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Dorothy E. Masayko Sept. 24, 1922 – Aug. 5, 2018 Resident of Concord, Calif. Daughter of Pauline and Jacob Lorenz, Dorothy was born in Billings MT and attended the University of Montana. When the U.S. entered World War II, she volunteered for the Women’s Auxiliary Corps of the US Army. Near the end of the war […]

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Timothy “Tim” Joseph Fuller

Timothy “Tim” Joseph Fuller

| August 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Timothy “Tim” Joseph Fuller Dec. 14, 1987 – July27, 2018 Resident of Martinez, Calif. Timothy “Tim” Joseph Fuller, 30, passed away on July 27, 2018, surrounded by loved ones in his home in Martinez, CA after a year and a half battle with metastatic germ cell cancer. Tim was born on December 14, 1987, to […]

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John Furtado

John Furtado

| July 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

John Furtado Feb. 12, 1925 – July 16, 2018 Resident of Martinez, Calif. John was born February 12, 1925 in Port Costa, John is survived by his son Michael Furtado, his daughter Shirley Bohannon, his three grandchildren and two great- grandchildren, and also his wonderful friend Debbie Heaney. Services are pending.

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Marjorie Anne Ross

Marjorie Anne Ross

| July 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Marjorie Anne Ross Resident of Martinez, Calif. In March of 1938, Marjorie Anne Ross, resident of Martinez, was born into the world in St.Paul, Minnesota, being the youngest child and second daughter of Louis and Mable Herschler. The family would eventually move to Indiana, whereupon she would enter Elkhart High School, and was imbued with […]

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Rupert R. Lorenzo

Rupert R. Lorenzo

| July 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Rupert R. Lorenzo March 30, 1927 – June 28, 2018 Resident of Martinez, Calif. Rupert R. Lorenzo, a lifelong resident of Martinez passed away on June 28, 2018. Rupert served in World War II, in the Navy, right after he turned 18 years old, where he was stationed in Japan. Rupert was a service station […]

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Allan DeFraga

Allan DeFraga

| June 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Longtime Martinez resident Allan DeFraga passed away in late May, in Walnut Creek. He was preceded in death by Ann, his wife of 47 years. He is survived by his son, Matt, his grandchildren (Alex, Ryan, and Elizabeth), and his brother, Donald. Allan was born in Concord, the son of educator and future Martinez mayor […]

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Salvador Joseph “Tuti” Aiello

Salvador Joseph “Tuti” Aiello

| June 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Salvador Joseph “Tuti” Aiello May 21, 1930 – Nov. 5, 2017 Resident of Port Townsend, Wash. With sadness in our hearts, we share the news of the passing of our beloved Sal “Tuti” Aiello. He passed peacefully at home into God’s care on November 5, 2017 Sal was born in Martinez, CA. and graduated from […]

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William H. ‘Bill’ Wainwright (June 16, 1942 – May 19, 2018)

William H. ‘Bill’ Wainwright (June 16, 1942 – May 19, 2018)

| May 27, 2018 | 1 Comment

Well-known Martinez resident William H. ‘Bill’ Wainwright passed away on May 19 at his home after a 15-month battle with brain cancer. He was 75 years-old. A memorial service will be held at Grace Episcopal Church on Saturday, June 2, 2018. Although Wainwright spent his earliest years away from Martinez, returning with his family to […]

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