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Community Pulse - October 2, 2009


Melville "Mel" Everett Leathley died recently at the age of 75 after a battle against cancer, at his Danville home, with his family at his side.

He was born in Bashaw, Alberta, Canada, and moved to Kittitas, Wash., when he was a teenager. After graduating from high school, he joined the U.S. Navy and was stationed at Treasure Island. In November 1953, he met June Lopez at a USO dance and they married Nov. 14, 1954. In 1959, he joined the San Francisco Police Department. He worked as a patrolman in stations throughout the city and, in 1969, he received the Outstanding Police Service Award. He retired as an inspector, an expert in child abuse cases. After retiring from the department, he worked as a general contractor.

He is survived by his wife June; son James, daughters Diane (Corwin), Elaine (Shively), JoAnn (Maxcy) and son John; sons-in-law Miles Corwin, Steve Shively, Bill Maxcy; daughters-in-law Nina Leathley and Teri Leathley; and eight grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at noon, Saturday, Oct. 3, at Wilson and Kratzer Chapel of San Ramon Valley, 825 Hartz Way, Danville. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Salvation Army.

Edward Hilton Noble, a resident of Danville and former resident of San Francisco, Richmond and Calistoga, died Sept. 14 at the age of 86 at Hospice's Bruns House in Alamo after recent Alzheimer's declines and hospitalizations.

He was born March 18, 1923, and is survived by sister Marguerite Teaff; former sister-in-law Doris Noble; former daughter-in-law Laura Muggli; two grandsons, five great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

As per his wish, no services will be held, but donations can be made to the Ed Noble Memorial Scholarship (established in his son's memory at San Ramon's California High School) or to Hospice of the East Bay.

Carol Tanner Cancilla, a resident of Alamo, died peacefully at home Sept. 18, at the age of 83.

She was born June 9, 1926, and was raised on Trestle Glen in Oakland. She began her family in San Francisco, and in 1960 moved to Alamo. She was "Carol in credit" for over 25 years where she enjoyed working with friends at Capwell's-Macy's in Walnut Creek.

She is survived by her loving children, David Cancilla, John Cancilla, Janet Crowle, and Lori Fetzer, and two grandchildren.

Simone Cryns Lubell, a resident of Danville, died Sept. 25 at the age of 85. She was born July 8, 1924, in Antwerp, Belgium.

She leaves behind her loving husband K. Earl Lubell, stepson Daniel B. Lubell, nieces Beatriz and Elena Cryns, grandnieces and grandnephew, and sisters-in-law.


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