Danville Express

Community Pulse - August 17, 2007


J.B. Hanning

J.B. Hanning, 89, a resident of Danville, passed away peacefully Friday, July 27 in Walnut Creek surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Dec. 12, 1917, in the Red River Valley of North Texas, and spent most of his life in Fresno and in the Bay Area. His only hobby was, quite simply, meeting and helping other people. After 20 years of faithful service, he retired in 1982 from Stanford University.

He was married for 50 years to Virginia, who preceded him in death. Survivors include his daughter Ronda Garrido and her husband, Roland Garrido, both of Danville; his son Ron Hanning and his wife, Yrene Hanning, both of Dublin; three grandchildren; and two nieces.

A memorial service will be held at noon, Saturday, Aug. 25, at Community Presbyterian Church in Danville. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Caring Hands Volunteer Caregivers Program at John Muir Health Foundation in Walnut Creek and to Prime Time, a senior outreach program at Community Presbyterian Church. J.B. was a grateful recipient from both organizations and enjoyed many friendships, activities and support from these groups.

Margery Elizabeth Hogan

Margery Elizabeth Hogan, a resident of Danville, passed away July 31 at age 79.

She was born Sept. 23, 1927, in Ukiah to the late Evan and Lucille Jones and she graduated from St. Luke's Hospital's nursing program in San Francisco. She and her husband lived in Orinda, where they raised their three children, and moved in 1974 to their ranch in Danville. She successfully bred and showed Arabian horses for over 20 years. She also volunteered at John Muir Hospital for 21 years to continue with her love of nursing and caring for people, and she was active in the Danville community.

She is survived by her children Michael Hogan (Kathy) of La Quinta, Calif., Patti Sterling (Dana) of Hailey, Idaho, and Deborah Nicolosi (Patrick) of Danville; her sister Marilyn Toler (Hayward) of Vancouver, Wash.; her brother Kenneth Jones of Santa Maria; and her former husband, Ralph Hogan of Orinda; and five grandchildren. A private service will be held at Community Presbyterian Church in Danville at 2 p.m., Friday, Sept. 7. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, or your favorite charity.

Leonard 'Len' Gallagher

Alamo resident Leonard "Len" Gallagher, 91, died at home the evening of Saturday, Aug. 5, surrounded by his wife and family.

He was born March 1, 1916, in Oakland to Cedric and Marie Hoffman Gallagher. He owned and operated Len's Auto Sales in Oakland for approximately 60 years. He was a longtime member of the Diamond Lion's Club in Oakland.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Helen Nickle Gallagher; daughter Sharon McCarthy Gallagher; four grandchildren; one great-grandson; as well as many nieces and nephews. His son Randy Gallagher preceded him in death. His siblings Helen Clifford, Cederic "Cedie" Gallagher and William Gallagher also preceded him in death.

He requested no funeral or memorial, but instead a good, old-fashioned "Irish wake" with family and friends. The family has requested donations be sent to Kaiser Hospice, 200 Muir Road, Martinez, CA 94553, in lieu of flowers.


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