Marciano C. Lim passed away peacefully on the morning of May 10, 2013. He was born on November 2, 1916 in Batangas, Philippines. He was preceded in death by his wife, Miguela, their son, Anatalio and daughter, Emy. He is survived by his brother Joe, and children, Crispin, Annie, Atong, and Lea. He and Miguela were also blessed with 16 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Marciano was a WWII veteran and a survivor of the Bataan Death...
Andrew Gonzales, Jr. was born in Gulfport, Mississippi on July 23, 1927. His birth registration was delayed by the midwife who delivered him, so July 27, 1927 became his official birthday. Later in life, Andrew enjoyed the celebrity of two birthdays, with his family extending birthday wishes twice in less than a week. Andrew was born to Mamie Puckett Gonzales, originally of Soucier, Mississippi and Andrew Gonzales, Sr. of Aguadilla, Puerto...
When I am gone, release me, let me go.
I have so many things to see and do.
You must not tie yourself to me with tears,
Be happy that we had our years.
I gave you my love...you can only guess
How much you gave me in happiness.
I thank you for the love you each have shown,
But it's time I travel on alone.
So grieve for me...if grieve you must,
Then let your grief be comforted by trust.
It's only for a while that we must part
For Jennie Lai Chan, it was the simplest things in life that mattered most, especially the fact that she loved her family and her family loved her. At her core, she was a generous and giving person who considered the needs of others before her own. She lived to care for her husband, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. The whole of her life could be seen as honest and ordinary but the kindness of her heart was immense and...
Donald Lo has finished his journey on earth at age 89 years old. With God's calling, he started the new journey in heaven on May 1, 2013.
Donald was the fourth son in a Christian family. Due to family influence, Donald accepted God at an early age; thus, growing up loving God and Church. He was born at Jie Young county, Guan Dong province, China. Since his Father passed away when he was a teen, he learned independence and developed hard...
Mary Nunez, matriarch of The Nunez clan passed away peacefully at the residence of her beloved son-in-law Rodelio Perez and youngest daughter Josephine Perez. She was surrounded by her devoted grandchildren April and Marjorie with husband Mac, great grandchildren Sydney and Stella, along with her dedicated caretaker Ana Barrera. Arjay, by far the closest grandson in the famiy wished he was with grandma's side to say his final goodbye. He was...
Carolyn lost her battle with cancer and passed away on Friday, May 3, 2013. She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Randall; two adult children, son Atiim Wiley and daughter Tiombe Valone (Nikola); granddaughters Phoenix and Olivia whom she always desperately tried to spoil. She is also survived by her father Ernest Batiste of Richmond, CA; her mother Elizabeth Batiste of Oakland, CA; siblings Barbara, David, Doris and Lesia as well as a...
Rosalina "Rosie" Borja Go passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 5, 2013 at the Diamond Ridge Healthcare Center in Pittsburg, California. A resident of Contra Costa County, she was living in Pittsburg, California with her husband and one of her daughters.
Born in Malabon Rizal, Philippines on August 12, 1931 to the late Fernando and Agrifina Borja, she is survived by her husband of 62 years, Bonifacio, her children—Veronica, Zenaida, Danilo,...
Mariano "Mike" Sobrepena Picar was born on December 8th, 1928 in the Philippines. He passed away peacefully in the afternoon of May 3rd, 2013 with family by his side. He is reunited with his wife Maxima in Heaven who preceded him in death on April 30th, 2013.
Mariano was in the merchant marines and travel to the United States and Asia. He immigrated to San Francisco in 1965 and was later joined by his wife and daughter in 1966. Mariano...
Violet Mar Hall was born on December 15, 1927 in Boston, Massachusetts to Mar Toy Ann and Quen See. She was their only daughter and the youngest of four children. She went back with her family to China when she was four years old. After the Second World War, in 1946, she came back to this country and met Wilfred. They were introduced by Wilfred's uncle, his mother's younger brother. He ran a sewing factory in Chinatown and Violet was one of...
Pedro "Badong" Songcuan de Guzman joined our Lord peacefully on April 18, 2013 with his loving family by his side.
He was born in Pozzorubio, Pangasinan, Philippines on May 22, 1937 to Tedora Araos Songcuan and Ariston R. de Guzman. He is survived by his wife Lydia, son Peter, grandchildren Madyson and Tristan, sister Dimna Cabrera and family, sister Ester Harris and family, and the family of his brother Arturo (deceased).
Today we say...
Robert J. Burdis (aka "Bob"), son of Joseph and Sophie (Celep) Burdis, died Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at the age of 74 at his home.
He is survived by his wife, Vilma (Aguilar) Burdis; his stepsons, Steve and Luis; his brother, Joseph M. Burdis married to Jane (Ritzel); his sister, Beverly A. Burdis (Wanchalk) married to David M. Wanchalk; his best friend, Tom Colihan as well as his extended family and close friends.
Born and raised in...
Plumer Lee Simpson was born on May 11th, 1919 to parents, Sam Richard and Essie Fortune in Lindale, Georgia during a time of the great depression and war, but also a time when family was the true measure of anyone's wealth. She was one of 11 children.
On July 8th, 1938 at the age of 19, she married Robert Samuel Simpson, a young man from the neighborhood she had grown up with and who pursued her relentlessly once they both began to work at...
Michael was born on July 13, 1973 and departed this life on April 8, 2013. The son of James Harris and the late Christa Harris and brother of the late Lisa Ann Harris.
He leaves to mourn, his nephew, Tyru Malik Wahrlich; nieces Asia Harris and Aaliyah Williams along with a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Michael was quite a person—he didn't say much but he was always there for his family. There wasn't anything he wouldn't...
A wife, a mother, a grandma too,
This is the legacy we have from you.
You taught us love and how to fight,
You gave us strength, you gave us might.
A stronger person would be hard to find,
and in your heart, you were always kind.
You fought for us all in one way or another,
Not just as a wife not just as a mother.
For all of us, you gave your best,
now the time has come for you to rest.
So go in peace, you've earned your sleep,
May the road rise up
To meet you,
May the wind be always
At your back,
May the sun shine warm
upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the
palm of His hand.
Nemesia Ceguerra Segarra, 84 years old, most people knew her as Nana Mincing. She passed away peacefully on Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013. Nana Mincing was born on December 19, 1929, the youngest daughter of Segundina Cedo and Nemesio Ceguerra of Libon, Albay, Philippines. In 1987, she migrated to San Francisco, California which became her residence for the next twenty-six years.
She leaves behind two sons and two grandchildren and also...
Maxima Gonzales Picar was born on November 18, 1926 in the Philippines. She was affectionately known as "Mimay" to family and friends. She passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 30, 2013 to begin her blessed journey to meet the Lord after a short and courageous battle with cancer. During her ill health, Mimay never vacillated in her faith, trusting in the Lord to give her strength, hope and peace.
Beloved wife to Mariano Picar, cherished...
Born on March 7, 1941 in Malasiqui, Pangasinan, Philippines to Pastor Calimlim Cerezo and Florencia Fernandez Lopez. He was the second to the eldest of eight siblings; six sisters, Beling, Linda (+), Angie (+), Ludy, Elsa and Mayette; and one brother, Ben.
He is survived by his wife, Christie; children Lisa married to Andy Martin and Anna Leah with their mom Minda and; two grandchildren, Margaret and Jessica; his nieces and nephews, Dr....
Place of birth: Imus, Cavite Philippines
Married to: Ernie M Cruz on May 9, 1953
Children: Ephraim, Myra, Naomi, Stephen
Grandchildren: Alisha, Alana, Micah, Morgan, Andrew, Sam, Alexsia, Jonathan, Ben, Tryston, Logan, Ivan, Aydria
Great grandchildren: Makana, Jason, Devin, Donovan
Education: degree in Religious Education
Nay and Tay served as missionaries in the Philippines before migrating to the United States in 1967. They continued...
Beloved wife of the late Peter Ho Fung, Chinatown restauranteur. Devoted mother to Janet (Jim Toy), Jennifer and Petrina; grandmother to Jimiann (Jeffery Wong), and loving great-grandmother to Benjamin, Alexa, Elianna and Henry.
She was the 6th child born to Rose Lee and Quong Duck Young in San Jose. The family eventually moved to San Francisco, where she met and married Peter
on July 5, 1942. They were happily married for over 70 years. ...
Our dad passed away peacefully, age 94, at his home in Millbrae March 31, 2013. Born in Vancouver, British Columbia January 20, 1919 to Valerio and Annunziatina Fontana, he was preceded in death by his beloved sister Gloria. He leaves behind his Loving and caring wife, Louise Chessman Fontana; his children Mark and Valerie; grandchildren Theresa, Stephanie, Victoria, and David; Son-in-law Dale; and brother-in-law Michael; he was uncle to...
Violet Faye Wong, age 91 of San Francisco, passed away peacefully on April 4, 2013; loving wife of the late George Wong; beloved mother of Jonathan Wong (Ken Zuckerman) and the late Melanie Wong; cherished grandmother of Scott (Irene) Wong and Stefanie (Steven) Engle; also survived by 4 great grandchildren and son-in-law Ronald (Linda) Wong and many loving family and friends and will be greatly missed by all. A graduate of Oakland High