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Community Pulse - March 21, 2008


Donald J. Roscelli II

Donald J. Roscelli II, a resident of Danville, passed away peacefully at his home Feb. 9 at the age of 66.

Born Nov. 21, 1941, he was a graduate of San Ramon Valley High, attended the University of Washington and was a Specialist in the armed forces.

He was an avid golfer who loved to travel to Hawaii.

He is survived by his wife Jane; his children Monica, Carrie and James; his brother Robert; cousins Jimmy and Hugh Steffey of Seattle; and his grandson.

A memorial Mass was celebrated Feb. 15 at St. Isidore Catholic Church. Donations can be to the Pulmonary Hypertension Association, 801 Roeder Road, Suite 400, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

E. Virginia Morison

E. Virginia Morison of Alamo passed away Feb. 10 at the age of 94.

She was born March 2, 1913, in Oakland and was a long time resident of Alamo. She was the last surviving daughter of the founder of Fenton's Creamery in Oakland.

She loved to bake, crochet and do crossword puzzles.

She is survived by daughters Judith Anne Knowles (Marvin) and Nancy Fay (Phil); five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband William W. Morison in 1994.

A Celebration of Life was held March 1 at the San Ramon Presbyterian Church. Contributions may be sent to Fresh Start: P.O. Box 681, El Cerrito 94530, or to Shepherd's Gate: 1660 Portola Ave., Livermore 94551.

Ronald Lee Tulis

Ronald Lee Tulis died Feb. 18 in his home in Danville, at the age of 62.

He was a graduate of UC Berkeley, with a degree in architecture. He spent 27 years as an airport consultant, and his career afforded him the opportunity to travel all over the world.

He loved classical music, fine wines and reading mystery novels.

He was the beloved husband of Susan Tulis for 41 years and father of Jason Tulis of Lafayette and Corey Tulis of Burbank. He is survived by many cousins.

A memorial took place at his home March 8. Contributions can be made to Hospice of the East Bay, 3470 Buskirk Ave., Pleasant Hill 94523 or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Iver Raymond Hilde

Iver Raymond Hilde, a resident of Danville, died Feb. 1 at the age of 74.

He was born Sept. 9, 1934, in Seaside, Ore., and in 1952 graduated from Roseburg High in Roseburg, Ore. He attended Southern Oregon College.

He served his country in the U.S. Army's 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team "RAKKASANS," Fort Campbell, Ky., and was a member of the Civil Air Patrol.

A real estate developer, his many interests included flying his plane, boating, hunting, fishing, playing tennis, traveling and family and friends. He touched many lives with his humor and caring, sincere friendship. He could make a complete stranger feel like part of his family.

He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Janice; sons Erik, Kurt and Iver; daughters Sonia, Greta, Anna and her husband Tony; brother Mike Hilde and his wife Barbara; sister Anna Rodgers; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held Feb. 23 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church. Contributions may be sent to St. Vincent de Paul Free Dining Room, 675 23rd St., Oakland 94612, or Contra Costa Clubhouses Inc., 89 Stowbridge Ct., Danville 94526.

Lenora Ford Ash

Danville resident Lenora Ford Ash died peacefully in Walnut Creek at the age of 77 after a long illness.

She was born Aug. 2, 1930, in Ft. Cobb, Okla. to Raymond and Ollie Ford. Her sister is Sybel Johnston.

She married Ed Ash in 1950 and moved to Danville in 1969, where she worked for many years for Bank of America and was an active member of San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband Ed; children Paul Ash, Donna (Ash) Sabatasso and Kelly Ash; and four grandchildren.

A memorial service was held at the San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church on Feb. 23 and a graveside service was held in Oklahoma the following week. Memorial donations can be made to your charity of choice.


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Posted by kurt hilde
a resident of Danville
on Apr 23, 2009 at 8:34 am

I love you Dad! I miss you!