Danville Express

Community Pulse - September 14, 2007

Obituaries

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 Magnin's 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.

Janet Louise (Shuler) Miller

Janet Louise (Shuler) Miller, 72, passed away peacefully due to complications from lung cancer, at her home in Danville on Aug. 17 with her husband and son beside her.

She was born May 24, 1935, and was a native of Toledo, Ohio, graduating from Waite High School. She had been a resident of Danville since 1971. Some of her achievements include president of the Danville-Alamo Newcomers Association, Kaiser Hospital volunteer, honored volunteer for the Coast Guard Auxiliary and award winning Cub Scout leader. Her favorite activities included traveling the world, playing cards, skiing, hiking, camping, crafts, watching movies, and just being with her husband, family and friends. She also had a strong Catholic faith. Her favorite expression was, "I just love my life."

She was a loving wife to Ron; devoted mother to sons Jeff, Tim and Steve; daughter Suzanne; mother-in-law to Jamie, Laura, Michele and Dave, wonderful "Jan-Jan" to 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A memorial Mass and reception were held Aug. 25. Donations may be made in her memory to Hope Hospice, 6500 Dublin Blvd., Suite 100, Dublin, CA 94568-3151.

Mary Claudia Berry McQuade

Danville resident Mary Claudia Berry McQuade, passed away peacefully at age 94 on Aug. 25 after a long, active life.

She was born July 5, 1913, at Granite City, Ill. She was married for 73 years to her husband Charles and spent much of her life raising four children in Tulsa, Okla. She worked and sang in the choir until retirement at the First Presbyterian Church. For the last 10 years she lived in Danville.

She is survived by her husband Charles; sons William C. and John P.; daughters Dr. Marilyn Miller and Kathleen Beard; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces. She is also survived by sister-in-law Gladys Berry, wife of her late brother Thomas.

Her life was celebrated at a memorial service at Wilson & Kratzer Chapel in Danville on Sept. 3. Contributions in her memory can be made to Hope Hospice.

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