News and tributes about the lives of community members who have recently died.
An online fundraising page has been set up by Van Why's sister-in-law to raise money for his wife and sons. Late Wednesday afternoon more than $20,000 had been donated to the family through
Family and friends are invited for a visit at the Chapel of the Highlands in Millbrae on Thursday.
Bill had a successful career in land development and architecture, and as a reservist for the Air Force. He served as a Belmont city council member for 19 years.
A memorial service for Julian will be held Monday Crippen & Flynn Carlmont Chapel in Belmont.
Rilda, who is survived by her husband of 67 years, Clinton, retired as a secretary for the San Mateo County Office of Education.
Ada was the first woman president of Congregation Beth Jacob in Redwood City.
Len served in five major European battles during WWII. After being wounded during the invasion of Normandy, he refused the Purple Heart so that his parents wouldn't learn of his injuries.
Francis was the daughter of legendary developer David Bohannon. She is credited with expanding and enclosing Hillsdale Shopping Center in 1981.
Born in County Galway, Ireland, Joe was a longtime Belmont resident and was retired from PG&E.
A service will be held Tues., Dec. 3 at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Belmont.
After retiring from the bench, Robert practiced law at Carey & Carey in Palo Alto, and volunteered for many organizations including Boy Scouts of America, Catholic Social Services and Sequoi
Don, a Navy veteran, enjoyed fishing at Martin's Beach, gardening, boating, and the Oakland Raiders.
Carol grew up in Belmont and San Carlos and owned several hair salons on the Peninsula.
Cheryl taught dance at Red Morton Community Center in Redwood City up until the time of her death on November 6.
Eleanor and a fellow nurse drove cross country in the 1940s in a vintage car with no spare tire.
Georgia and her husband of 55 years, Robert, lived in San Mateo since 1963. She was an active member of the Peninsula Golf and Country Club.
Charles was a graduate of Mills High School in Millbrae.
"Hundreds and hundreds of third graders in Belmont schools were taught the recorder by Mrs. Schwarz. A kind, patient woman." George Metropulos
Courtney, 27, traveled around the world working on environmental projects, attending and speaking at international conferences and observing climate change negotiations.
A memorial mass for Vincent will be held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 10:30 am in Belmont.