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Community Pulse - December 19, 2008


Helen Jeanie (Henter) Hammill

Helen Jeanie (Henter) Hammill died at her Danville home Dec. 9 at the age of 76, after receiving communion with her family.

She was born of Hungarian emigrants in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, in 1932, the second youngest of five children and the only one to leave Canada. She came to San Francisco in 1955 and lived in a guest house, and was introduced to her husband, Sydney, the next year. She worked as a secretary in his CPA business, going part-time after their children were born, until the age of 65.

She loved to entertain family and friends, gardening, sewing, skiing, reading, bridge, golfing at Royal Vista in San Ramon and then Diablo Country Club, and travel. She also loved football, hockey, and her grandchildren's sports. She was active at Community Presbyterian Church in Danville.

She was predeceased by her sister Katherine Martin and brother Alexander Henter Jr. of Canada. She is survived by her husband Sydney, daughter Laura (Charlie) Forni, son Glenn (Lisa), sisters Rose Quinn and Peggy Gordon of Canada; and many loving grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 3, at CPC, 222 W. El Pintado Road in Danville. Donations may be sent to the Deacon's Fund at CPC or Hospice of the East Bay.

Gerald L. Spreen

Gerald L. Spreen, a resident of Alamo, died Nov. 22 at the age of 75.

He was born Jan. 6, 1933, in Paradise, Calif. He settled in Walnut Creek where he practiced as a CPA for 44 years. He was a former member of the Mt. Diablo Lions Club of Walnut Creek. He enjoyed the outdoors, working with his hands and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife Glenna "Gerry" Spreen; his daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Charles Miller; and two granddaughters. He was laid to rest Nov. 26 in Paradise. A memorial service was held Dec. 12 at the Veterans Memorial Building in Lafayette. Donations may be made in his memory to the Lions Club of Walnut Creek.

Flora Moulthrop

Danville resident Flora Moulthrop died Nov. 9 at the age of 106.

She was born Aug. 16, 1902, in Oakland. She graduated in 1926 from the University of California. She married John Horace Moulthrop and they made their first home in Alameda. She became active in the Olive Branch of Children's Hospital of the East Bay. In 1942 they moved to Orinda and later to Los Angeles. In Southern California, she was active in the Ebell Club of Los Angeles and Children's Hospital of Southern California, of which she was president. Upon returning to Northern California, she became active in Assistance League of Diablo Valley. She was widowed in 1997 after 68 years of marriage. She had a great love for her family, gardening and her animals.

She is survived by her sons, Franklin Wyman Moulthrop (Bud) of Lafayette and his wife Patty; John Buford Moulthrop of Alamo and wife Susan; and Clark Gray Moulthrop of Diablo and wife Ellen; her grandsons and two great-granddaughters.

Services were private. Inurnment was at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church in Danville. Memorial donations may be made to Assistance League of Diablo Valley, 2711 Buena Vista Ave., Walnut Creek 94597.

Francette Mauze Cameron

Francette Mauze Cameron, a former resident of Danville, died Nov. 15 at the age of 92.

She was born May 17, 1916, in Burbank and raised in Fresno. She was a junior high and high school teacher in Oakland and later was vice principal at a high school. She was a member of P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization).

She is survived by her son, Alex (Judy) of Spokane; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Dec. 4 in Spokane, Wash. Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Spokane, P.O. Box 2215, Spokane, WA 99210-2215.

Doris Margaret Morgan

Doris Margaret Morgan, a resident of Danville, died Nov. 15 at the age of 84.

She was born April 6, 1924, in Hayward. She graduated from San Ramon Valley High School and Heald College. She was an original settler of the Blackhawk area. She and her husband Albert owned and operated DU-MOR Dairy in Walnut Creek and Pleasant Hill from 1957-79. She loved to travel, play tennis, golf and bridge. She was a member of the Golden Girls, the Old Crows, and several bridge groups.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 57 years, Albert Morgan, and her brother, Robert Kamp. She is survived by her three children, Russ and wife Cheryl Morgan of Pleasanton, Sharon Clore of Danville, and Tim Morgan of Martinez. She is also survived by six grandchildren; six great-grand children; two sisters, Lois Gompertz of San Ramon and Shirley Geraths of Walnut Creek, and her sister-in-law Regina Kamp of Livermore.

A memorial service was held in November at Oakmont Memorial Park and Mortuary in Lafayette. Donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Salvatore Pasque Paladino

Salvatore Pasque Paladino, a resident of Alamo, died surrounded by his family Nov. 16 at the age of 83.

He was born April 12, 1925, in Cicero, Ill. He served as a lieutenant in WWII in the Army Air Corps. He raised his family in Illinois and moved to the Bay Area 32 years ago with his beloved wife Phyllis. He loved to travel, was a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan, and was an avid woodworker.

He was preceded in death by his wife Phyllis in 1990. He is survived by his children Phillip Paladino (Barbara), David Paladino (Lois), Jane Bradford (Robin), Thomas Paladino (Michele) and Patricia Konigsberg (Neil); his brother Joseph; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Memorial services were Nov. 21 in Walnut Creek.

Charles E. Holman

Charles E. Holman, a resident of Danville, died Nov. 16 at the age of 90.

He was born Nov. 29, 1917. After 30 years as an airline pilot, he and his wife Vivienne traveled extensively around the world. During his retirement he enjoyed playing the drums with Vivienne's orchestra, the Moonglowers. They played many venues including senior centers. He was a lover of horses and animals. He was a member of the Alameda County Sheriff's posse for 25 years, an avid golfer, and owned his own boat, traveling through the Delta.

He was the beloved husband of Vivienne, devoted father of Diana Lynn Gerbovitz, son-in-law Tom, cherished grandfather of Michael and Kristine and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial was held Nov. 24 at St. Isidore Catholic Church in Danville. Donations can be made in his name to the Bruns House Hospice, 2849 Miranda Ave., Alamo 94507.

Robert H. Frolick

Robert H. Frolich, a resident of Danville, died Nov. 17 at the age of 88.

He was born April 25, 1920, and was raised in Everett, Wash. He later served in WWII aboard the USS St. Louis as an aviation scout, surviving 14 major battles. He lived in Orinda and Danville with the love of his life, Peggy, who predeceased him. Together they ran Fine Day Paints and A Touch of Yesterday Antiques in Danville. They also sponsored numerous youth and adult sports teams.

At his request no services were held.


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