Danville Express

Community Pulse - November 9, 2007


Natalie Bales Saylor

Natalie Bales Saylor, 71, passed away unexpectedly and peacefully at home on Sept. 23.

She was born Nov. 13, 1935, and was raised in the East Bay. She and her husband Leland raised their family in Alamo and Danville, where she also worked with the Easter Seals Society, the Regional Center for the Arts, and was a founding member of the Diablo Cotillion. When their family was grown, they moved to San Francisco, where she enjoyed the views from her home on Nob Hill. She was legendary in social circles, but her role as wife, mother and grandmother gave her the greatest joy.

She is survived by husband Leland Saylor; brother Todd Bales; children Bradley Saylor, Natalie Saylor Savio and Jeffrey Saylor; and two grandchildren. A celebration of her life was held Oct. 6 at her daughter's home in Walnut Creek.

Major Howard Blaine Aines

Major Howard Blaine Aines, a Danville resident, passed away Sept. 26 in Alamo.

He was born in Pasadena on July 24, 1922. He attended Pasadena City College where he was a member of Alfa Gamma Sigma, and the California Scholarship Society. He enlisted in April 1942, and served in the Air Force in Europe, Normandy, North Korea, Rhineland, Ard-ennes, and Central Europe. Assigned to the 410th Bomb Group, he was sent to England, then was assigned to the ninth Air Force. He flew 65 missions as a lead bombardier, navigator and radar observer. He accepted a Reserve discharge in November 1947 and was recalled for service during the Korean War.

Howard and Dorothy were married 64 years and one month to the day. They met in Nashville, Tenn., were engaged in two weeks, and married six months later at the Post Chapel in Carlsbad, N.M. They lived in Crow Canyon Country Club since 1979.

He was predeceased by his son Don Aines and is survived by his wife Dorothy and four children, Debbie Toy of San Mateo, Howard Jr. of Fremont, Rod Aines of Brentwood, Gina Aomokhai of Seattle; 12 grandchildren and one granddaughter.

A reception was held at the Methodist Church on Oct. 6. Contributions can be made to Cancer Research, Hospice or any animal shelter.

Kathleen 'Kathi' Olivieri

Danville resident Kathleen "Kathi" Olivieri passed away Oct. 2.

She worked 15 years at Levy's Bagels before working at Macy's for five years. She would often be found at Starbucks in San Ramon enjoying her daily coffee. She also enjoyed the casinos, was a sun worshipper and athletic, as well as a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend.

She is survived by Ronald Olivieri, her husband of 38 years; two daughters, Denae Olivieri and Jennifer Butler (Reid Butler); her mother, Connie Del Carlo; and brother, Ray Del Carlo (Jan Del Carlo). Memorial services were held Oct. 8 at St. Joan of Arc Church in San Ramon. Contributions may be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 5005 LBJ Fwy., Suite 250, Dallas, TX 75244.


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