She was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and moved to California in 1985. Sherry graduated McMasters University in 1977 with an undergraduate degree, and went on to get her Master's degree in Environmental Studies at York University, in Canada.
She is survived by her husband Mark; stepdaughter Leslie Reimers; several cousins; and her best friend Maxie, a black lab.
A memorial service was held Nov. 30 at Blackhawk Country Club. Contributions are requested in her name to the "Susan G. Komen for the Cure." Call (888) 888-3317 or go to www.komen.org.
William Carr Curtis
William Carr Curtis, M.D., the father of local newscaster Mark Curtis, died Dec. 21 at the age of 82. He was a resident of Elm Grove, Wis.
He was born December 27, 1924, in Streator, Ill., to Dr. William Edward and Josephine Corrigan Curtis. He attended Marquette University and Marquette Medical School, graduating in 1947 as a Doctor of Medicine at the age of 22. He served two tours of duty in the U.S. Navy, then practiced general medicine in Wauwatosa from 1949 to 1975. He was a driving force in the development and construction of Elmbrook Memorial Hospital and instituted its 24-hour/day emergency department facility, the first in the county. From 1975 to 1989, he served as corporate medical director of Briggs & Stratton Corp.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Beth; is survived by his wife, Helen; seven children, Bill (Terry), Tracy, Michael (Sandie), Mark (Kathi), Tierney, Taurey (George Boxhorn), Tyler (Tom Murphy); and four stepchildren: Mary Ames, Liz (Chuck Wenzler), Jenni (John Vetter) and Kate Trecker; and many grandchildren, step-grandchildren, special grandchildren and nephews and nieces.
Charles 'Chuck' Cadden
Danville resident Charles "Chuck" Cadden passed away Nov. 24 after a long battle with renal cancer.
He lived in Newtown, Conn., until 1972, and he served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He received his B.S. in Materials Engineering in 1979, and an MBA and M.S. in Materials Engineering in 1981 from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in N.Y. He worked in Indiana prior to joining Sandia National Laboratory in 1993, where he enjoyed a 14-year career in Materials Science on Brazing Research. In 1998, and 2001, he was presented with the AWS Robert Peaslee Award, a highly regarded honor in the field of brazing.
His interests outside of work revolved around his family and he was very active in the Danville community. He coached for many years with the Mustang Soccer League, Danville Little League and Diablo Scorpion Lacrosse.
He was a beloved husband to Michelle for 24 years and devoted father to Kate, a student at Diablo Valley College, and Patrick, a freshman at San Ramon Valley High School. He has one surviving brother, Peter, a resident of Massachusetts; and was preceded in death by his parents Frank and Helen, and his sister Patricia. A memorial service was held Dec. 17 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in San Ramon. Donations can be made to The Wellness Community, 3276 McNutt Ave., Walnut Creek 94597. A college fund has been set up for his children at Washington Mutual Bank, 661 San Ramon Valley Blvd., Danville 94526; Account No. 443-6049301.
Anthony (Tony) Olanrewaju Fashoro
Anthony (Tony) Olanrewaju Fashoro, a resident of Danville, died suddenly Nov. 30 at his home at the age of 48.
He was a Nigerian American who came to San Francisco from Nigeria 30 years ago. A graduate of San Francisco State University, he was a Software Engineer working for himself at Bene Technologies and Fash Microsystems. He lived in Danville for 17 years. Friends remember he was always willing to help, where it was with their computer or homework.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 24 years, Tina Fashoro; by his parents, Femi and Olaitan Fashoro; a 23-year-old son, Yomi Fashoro; daughters, Lola (21) and Tope Fashoro (12); his brother and sister-in-law, Yomi and Yemi Fashoro; nephews, a niece, a mother-in-law, cousins, in-laws and friends.
A Wake Keeping/Visitation was held Dec. 13 with funeral services De. 14 at East Bay Fellowship and interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Donations may be made to Tony Fashoro Memorial Fund, Wells Fargo Bank, 3402 Camino Tassajara, Danville 94506, Account No. 9296074652.
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