Danville Express

Community Pulse - August 31, 2007


Catherine Houdlette Marks

Catherine Houdlette Marks, a Danville resident, died peacefully at home Aug. 9.

She is survived by her husband, Dr. Robert T. Marks; her children William Ernest Marks and Laurie Marks; her mother, Ann Houdette Bates; and her sister, Heide Livingston.

Remembrances can be sent to Hospice of the East Bay, or Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Anita Gale

Anita Gale, formerly of Alamo, passed away Aug. 16. She was born Nov. 27, 1931, to Carleton and Helen Anderson. She was married to James L. Gale for 58 years and was the mother of Stephen, Kathleen, Paul, James, Jean, Peter, David, John and Timothy. She had eight grandchildren and may nieces and nephews. Her family remembers that she "baked the best chocolate chip cookies and made really good tamale pie."

Dante Fontana

Dante Fontana passed away in Danville on Aug. 18 at the age of 78. A native of Italy, he worked as a cement mason for over 25 years. He was a long time member of the Sons of Italy and loved to play bocce ball.

He is survived by his son and daughter and their spouses Corrado and Lorie Fontana of Danville, and Patrizia and Michael Sagrafena of Millbrae; and three grandsons. He is also survived by his first wife Corradina Fontana of San Mateo. A Memorial Service was to be held Aug. 30 in Millbrae.

Susan G. Crozier (DiCarlo)

Susan G. Crozier (DiCarlo), a former resident of Danville, passed away Aug. 21 at the age of 58 after battling cancer for three years.

She was born and raised in San Jose, and graduated from James Lick High School. She continued her education at San Jose State University, where she met and married Bill in 1970. She had a "passion for fashion" and managed Joseph Magnins department store and also worked as a buyer for Macy's. She also loved cooking and traveling. The couple lived two years in Tokyo and several years in Southern California before settling in Danville for 20 years, where she entered the real estate profession. When they retired in 2002, they moved to Scottsdale, Ariz.

She is survived by her three daughters, Megan Newman (Ryan), Cristina, and Emily; her father Carl DiCarlo; sisters Diane DiCarlo-Turner, Karen Rixman (George), and Laurie DiCarlo; brother Jack DiCarlo; nieces and nephews; family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, William (Bill) George Crozier Jr, last year on Aug. 16.; and her mother, Raffaella DiCarlo.

Services were held at St. Isidore's Catholic Church in Danville on Aug. 27. A memorial service is also being planned in Scottsdale. In lieu of flowers, donations are being accepted for "Hospice of the Valley," 1510 E. Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014.


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