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Jerry L. Lemm
Dec. 6, 1933 - Oct. 17, 2014
Pleasanton, California

Tags: business, veteran

Jerry L. Lemm, a long-time commercial real estate broker in Pleasanton, died on Oct. 17, 2014, at the age of 80. Jerry was known for his wide smile and his upbeat attitude. "Jerry was always very positive and tried to compliment people. The glass was always half full," said fellow commercial real estate broker Brad Hirst. He started his professional career as a pharmacist and then transiti...

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William J. Bruton
July 27, 1947 - Aug. 27, 2014
Grass Valley, California
Bill Bruton died at Hospice of the Foothills in Grass Valley on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, following a long battle with cancer. He was 67. Bill grew up in Sunol and Pleasanton, graduating from Amador High School in 1965. He served in the U.S. Army and spent three years stationed in Germany. In 2000 he fulfilled a long-time dream when he and his wife Linda moved to a small ranch in Grass Valley, ...

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Karleta Belle Atkinson
Aug. 18, 1934 - Aug. 20, 2014
Pleasanton, California
Born in Shawnee, Oklahoma on Aug. 18, 1934, 52 year Pleasanton resident Karleta Atkinson succumbed to the ravages of ovarian cancer 2 days after her 80th birthday. She was home under Hospice care surrounded by her family at the time of her passing. Karleta grew up in Berkeley, and graduated from Berkeley High School in 1952. She studied to became a dental assistant, but her passion was dancing....

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Gary Dean Logan
Dec. 9, 1938 - Aug. 20, 2014
Fremont, California
Gary Dean Logan passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 20 after a short yet valiant battle with liver cancer; he was 75 years old. He touched so many lives with his gentle spirit and lively sense of humor. Gary's remarkable life included extraordinary achievements in spite of his humble beginnings. His resilience and goodwill were clearly demonstrated through his effortless charitable endeavors and love f...

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Roy Edward Niedt
Nov. 2, 1922 - Aug. 15, 2014
Milton-Freewater, Oregon

Tags: public service, business, veteran

Roy Edward Niedt of Milton-Freewater, Oregon passed away on Aug. 15, 2014, at Regency at the Park in College Place at the age of 91 years. Roy was born in Dublin, California, to John and Amelia Niedt on Nov. 7, 1922. Roy grew up in Dublin attending Murray School and graduated from Amador High School in Pleasanton. Roy served in the 1504th Army Air Force base unit for five years during World War...

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Gary Oren Brooks
May 31, 1943 - Aug. 5, 2014
Pleasanton, California
Gary Oren Brooks passed away suddenly on Aug. 5, 2014, while on vacation in the San Juan Islands - one of his favorite places on Earth - on the boat he loved with his family at his side. Gary was born in Long Beach on May 31, 1943, and spent his early years with his parents Helen and Jack Brooks in Torrance, CA. He graduated from Brown Military Academy and then went on to earn his Bachelor's De...

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Linda Reidenbach Salvador
June 17, 1959 - Aug. 2, 2014
Pleasanton, California

Tags: teacher/educator

Linda Reidenbach Salvador, 55, of Dublin, CA, passed away suddenly while vacationing in the Philippines on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. She was born June 17, 1959. Linda graduated from Maryknoll High School in 1976, University of the Philippines in 1980, and got her Teaching Credential from Cal State East Bay. She was married to Noel Salvador on Aug. 28, 1982. Linda is survived by her children...

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John Henry Dion
Dec. 27, 1928 - July 24, 2014
Pleasanton, California

Tags: veteran

John Henry Dion, born Dec. 27, 1928, in Beverly, MA, passed July 24, 2014. He resided at 443 Division St. #7 Pleasanton, CA. He is survived by 3 daughters, Valerie Sinkavich of San Francisco, California; Juliette Karjala of Beatrice, Nebraska; Georgette Pond of Amarillo, Texas; and 2 sons, John R. Dion of Raleigh, North Carolina; William H. Dion of Salt Lake City, Utah; seven grandchildren and 3 g...

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Olga Busslinger
Aug. 13, 1914 - July 20, 2014
Pleasanton, California
Olga Busslinger left her earthly life on July 20, 2014, after nearly 100 years charming everyone she met. She was born in Mellingen, Switzerland on August 13, 1914, the youngest of 10 children. Olga came to the United States after World War II, having spent the war years in England. She worked as a domestic for many wealthy families throughout the United States in Chicago, New York, Florida and...

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Donald Muentz
Jan. 4, 1927 - July 1, 2014
Pleasanton, California

Tags: teacher/educator, veteran

Donald Muentz passed away after a long battle with Alzheimer's on July 1, 2014. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on Jan. 4, 1927. His parents were German immigrants and lived in a German community. After graduating from high school, he was drafted in the army and served a year and was honorably discharged in January 1946. He was a World War 11 veteran. After the army he worked in the steel mills an...

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Jean Elsberry Bountis
Nov. 15, 1923 - June 27, 2014
Pleasanton, California
At the age of 90, Jean Elsberry Bountis passed into the hands of God on Friday, June 27, 2014. She passed away in the presence of family at her home in Pleasanton where she had resided since 1966. Jean was born on November 15, 1923 to Forest and Bessie Elsberry on a country farm in Paris, IL. Jean always had a love for music and started playing piano at an early age and faithfully played at C...

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James Leroy Willows, Jr.
Oct. 21, 1931 - June 21, 2014
Pleasanton, California
Jim Willows, a loving husband, father and man of service to his community, passed away quietly at his home in Pleasanton on Saturday, June 21, 2014, while surrounded by family and friends. He was a very loving and passionate person who worked hard to be a role model for those who looked up to him. Born in Vallejo in 1931, the only son of James Willows, Sr. and Marguerite Patterson Willows,...

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Marlene Sandberg
Dec. 10, 1935 - June 9, 2014
Pleasanton, California
Marlene Sandberg, 78, a 48-year resident of Pleasanton, died on June 9, 2014. Marlene was born on December 10, 1935, in San Diego, CA. She spent most of her youth living in Oakland, CA. She graduated from SF State with a BA in Education, and Stanford with a Masters in Education and Counseling. She was a beloved teacher to many children throughout her life, first and foremost to her children An...

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Stephen John Marchi
April 27, 1955 - June 7, 2014
Pleasanton, CA
Steve was born in Manchester, CT, and graduated from Bedford High School in Bedford, MA, and earned a BS in Computer Science from Cal State Hayward. He joined Lawrence Livermore Laboratory in 1977, where he worked until his retirement in 2013. He then had the free time to go to the gym and ride his bike every day. With retirement, Steve also started his second career as a volunteer at local food b...

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Sarah Marie Liamos
May 9, 1992 - June 1, 2014
Pleasanton, California
"To strengthen the muscles of your heart, the best exercise is lifting someone else’s spirit whenever you can." ------Dodinsky, Author Sarah Marie Liamos was easy to spot in a crowd with a beaming smile and often dressed in pink or animal prints that depicted her tenacious nature and joie de vivre. Sarah was a Pied Piper for small children and the babysitter of choice for many during her ea...

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Martha Carroll Draper
May 24, 1950 - May 29, 2014
pleasanton, California
Martha Draper, longtime resident of Pleasanton, passed peacefully away on May 29th at Kaiser Hospital in Walnut Creek with her family at her side. Martha was originally from Tennessee but moved to Pleasanton in 1979 to be with her family. She worked in retail for many years ending up at Emporium-Capwell in Pleasanton. For the past 22 years she lived at Ridgeview Commons where she will be greatl...

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