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Obituaries

News and tributes about the lives of community members who have recently died.
Belmont Dad Killed in Ski Accident Remembered as Family Man, Dedicated Worker

Belmont Dad Killed in Ski Accident Remembered as Family Man, Dedicated Worker

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
Obituary: Linda Nielsen of Belmont

Obituary: Linda Nielsen of Belmont

Family and friends are invited for a visit at the Chapel of the Highlands in Millbrae on Thursday.
Obituary: William Hardwick, Former Belmont Mayor

Obituary: William Hardwick, Former Belmont Mayor

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.
Obituary: Julian Thomas of San Carlos, 2010 Graduate of Serra High School

Obituary: Julian Thomas of San Carlos, 2010 Graduate of Serra High School

A memorial service for Julian will be held Monday Crippen & Flynn Carlmont Chapel in Belmont.
Obituary: Rilda Merle Humphrey of RWC, Was Children's Book Author and Artist

Obituary: Rilda Merle Humphrey of RWC, Was Children's Book Author and Artist

Rilda, who is survived by her husband of 67 years, Clinton, retired as a secretary for the San Mateo County Office of Education.
Obituary: Ada Emma Schwarz of Belmont, Active in Bay Area Jewish Community

Obituary: Ada Emma Schwarz of Belmont, Active in Bay Area Jewish Community

Ada was the first woman president of Congregation Beth Jacob in Redwood City.
Obituary: Leonard Johnson of Belmont, Landed in Utah Beach, Normandy on D-Day

Obituary: Leonard Johnson of Belmont, Landed in Utah Beach, Normandy on D-Day

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.
Obituary: Frances Bohannon Nelson of Woodside, Peninsula Real Estate Icon

Obituary: Frances Bohannon Nelson of Woodside, Peninsula Real Estate Icon

Francis was the daughter of legendary developer David Bohannon. She is credited with expanding and enclosing Hillsdale Shopping Center in 1981.
Obituary: Stephen Joseph (Joe) Burke of Belmont, Native Son of Ireland

Obituary: Stephen Joseph (Joe) Burke of Belmont, Native Son of Ireland

Born in County Galway, Ireland, Joe was a longtime Belmont resident and was retired from PG&E.
Obituary: Chuck Kruckewitt of Belmont, Worked for San Mateo County Times

Obituary: Chuck Kruckewitt of Belmont, Worked for San Mateo County Times

A service will be held Tues., Dec. 3 at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Belmont.
Obituary: Judge Robert E. Cary, Served in SMC Municipal and Superior Court

Obituary: Judge Robert E. Cary, Served in SMC Municipal and Superior Court

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
Obituary: Donald Curran of Belmont, Coached Basketball at IHM

Obituary: Donald Curran of Belmont, Coached Basketball at IHM

Don, a Navy veteran, enjoyed fishing at Martin's Beach, gardening, boating, and the Oakland Raiders.
Obituary: Carol Stenholm of Redwood City, Accomplished Hair Dresser

Obituary: Carol Stenholm of Redwood City, Accomplished Hair Dresser

Carol grew up in Belmont and San Carlos and owned several hair salons on the Peninsula.
Obituary: Cheryl McNamara, Taught PE at Carlmont High School

Obituary: Cheryl McNamara, Taught PE at Carlmont High School

Cheryl taught dance at Red Morton Community Center in Redwood City up until the time of her death on November 6.
Obituary: Dr. Eleanor Gray Knudson of Belmont, Dean of Nursing at UC

Obituary: Dr. Eleanor Gray Knudson of Belmont, Dean of Nursing at UC

Eleanor and a fellow nurse drove cross country in the 1940s in a vintage car with no spare tire.
Obituary: Georgia

Obituary: Georgia "Gekko" Kidwell, Alumna of Carlmont High School

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.
Obituary: Charles Warren Stafford of Belmont

Obituary: Charles Warren Stafford of Belmont

Charles was a graduate of Mills High School in Millbrae.
Obituary: Marilyn Schwarz of Belmont, Taught Music for Minors

Obituary: Marilyn Schwarz of Belmont, Taught Music for Minors

"Hundreds and hundreds of third graders in Belmont schools were taught the recorder by Mrs. Schwarz. A kind, patient woman." George Metropulos
Obituary: Courtney Wilson, Climate Studies Grad Student, Daughter of Veterinarian Dick Wilson

Obituary: Courtney Wilson, Climate Studies Grad Student, Daughter of Veterinarian Dick Wilson

Courtney, 27, traveled around the world working on environmental projects, attending and speaking at international conferences and observing climate change negotiations.
Obituary: Vincent Bruno, Raised Four Sons in Belmont

Obituary: Vincent Bruno, Raised Four Sons in Belmont

A memorial mass for Vincent will be held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 10:30 am in Belmont.