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Mark Gilbert Foster

Mark Gilbert Foster, a resident of Pleasanton for 42 years, passed away May 24, 2007. He was 81. He was born Jan 7, 1926 in Hayward, CA.

Mark was a Scout Master in Pleasanton, a parishioner of St. Augustine Catholic Church, a 48+ year member of Knights of Columbus, a lifetime member of Postal Supervisors Association, retired Pleasanton Post Master, past President of Alameda County Post Masters Assoc. and a contributing member of the Hayward Area Historical Society for over 40 years.

Mark’s hobbies included fishing, camping, gardening, collecting stamps and coins. He visited Maui 17 times.

Mark is preceded in death by his brother; Robert Foster in 2002. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Betty; his children, Mark Foster, Thomas Foster, Cynthia Cude, and Nancy Yarbrough all of Livermore and Jim Foster of Modesto, his brothers, David Foster of Hayward, Richard Foster of Reno, Raymond Foster of Oakdale, as well as 8 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 1, at Callaghan Mortuary, 3833 East Ave., Livermore. Inurnment at Memory Gardens Cemetery, Livermore.

Donations may be made to American Diabetes Association.

Arrangements by Callaghan Mortuary.

Carl Lyle Boyd Jr.

Carl Lyle Boyd Jr. died May 24, 2007 at his home in Livermore as a result of his battle with cancer. He was 30.

Carl was born in Lodi, Ca and moved to Livermore after graduation from Tokay High School in 1994. After high school, he pursued his love of computers by becoming a network engineer and eventually opened his own business. Carl was always a very bright young man who was fascinated by how things worked. He would often find a reason to take apart his new appliances or gadgets to learn what made them tick. He also was an interested political observer and could always be counted on to share his opinions in a debate. Additionally, Carl loved old 1980’s sitcoms and shows and cartoons that appealed to his sarcastic sense of humor. He will be missed by his family, friends and colleagues.

He is survived by his wife, Alicia, their unborn child, his parents, Leslie and Carl Boyd Sr., his grandmother and grandfather and numerous aunts and uncles.

Services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday May 31st, at Callaghan’s Mortuary, 3833 East Ave. in Livermore.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alicia Boyd Trustee of the Boyd Educational Fund at the Bank of America, First Street branch in Livermore.

Arrangements by Callaghan Mortuary.

William H. Parness

Former Livermore City manager William H. Parness died May 19, 2007 in Concord following a prolonged battle with cancer. He was 81.

He was born in Florida March 9, 1926 and raised in San Francisco where he graduated from Polytechnic High School. At Poly he was an outstanding athlete, earning All City honors as a football player and subsequently was enshrined in the Poly Football Hall of Fame.

Bill joined the Navy and served in the South Pacific during World War II. Upon his return he studied at the University of California, graduating in 1949. He began his professional career as the assistant city manager for the City of Santa Cruz. He ultimately served as city manager in Claremont, San Raphael, Livermore and Bellevue, Washington.

The majority of his career was spent as city manager of Livermore between 1957 and 1979. He served as a board member for the League of California Cities and president of the City Manager’s Department of the League. During his service in Livermore, he contributed greatly to the city’s quality of life leading the development of the city and building the foundation that supports the community today.

His dedication to public service and the City of Livermore was only surpassed by his devotion to family. Bill is survived by his wife of 54 years, Betty, his children, Mike Parness of Napa, Bob Parness of Scottsdale, AZ, and Cheryl Ginilo of Oakley, nine grandchildren, and one great grandchild.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, July 2 at 11 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 458 Maple St., Livermore.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in memory of Bill Parness to the Hospice Foundation of the Eastbay, 3470 Buskirk Ave., Pleasant Hill, CA.

Roselma dePonte Bonde

Pleasanton native and lifelong resident Roselma dePonte Bonde died June 16, 2007. She was 97.

She was born Aug. 3,1 1909 to Manuel and Rita Siva dePonte. She graduated from Pleasanton Elementary School in 1924 and from Amador High School in 1928. Roselma worked in San Francisco for the telephone company. She married her husband, Duke Bone Jr. in 1928. They were married until his death in 1982.

Roselma was very active in the community. She was a parishioner at St. Augustine Catholic Church, member of the Catholic Daughters, Pink Lady Valley Memorial Hospital Thrift Shop 1967-2000, Gray Ladies at Veterans’ Hospital in Livermore and Parks Air Force Base in Pleasanton. She was also a 4-H Leader, Brownie and Girl Scout leader, PTA from 1934, past president of Pleasanton Elementary PTA, life member of Phoebe A. Hearst Alameda County District Council PTA where she received a citizen’s award, Las Damas, Druids from 1935, past president Native Daughters of the Golden West, Women’s Improvement Club, VFW Auxiliary, Amador-Livermore Historical Society, Castlewood Country Club from the time it was the Old Hearts Ranch, and the Republican Party.

She enjoyed skiing into the 80s, winning a bronze medal at 67 years in senior class. She also enjoyed gardening, traveling, and antique dolls. Her dolls won top awards at the Alameda County Fair. She loved talking to groups about dolls. She also loved to ride, breed, raise, train and race thoroughbreds. Duke and Roselma farmed and boarded horses. They bought, rented and sold property all over the Pleasanton Valley. They purchased their ranch in 1948 for $35,000 for 340 acres. In 1958, they sold part of the ranch, which became Pleasanton Heights. The last subdivision was called Bonde Ranch.

She is survived by her children, Duke T. Bonde, Jr., Wayne Bonde and his wife, and Gail Bonde Hendrickson, ten grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thurs., June 21 at St. Augustine Catholic Church, 3999 Bernal Ave., Pleasanton and graveside following at St. Augustine Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to Shriner’s Hospital of Northern CA for Children, 2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95817 or to a favorite charity.

Arrangements by Graham-Hitch Mortuary.

George Daley Howard

Resident of Livermore for 57 years, George Daley Howard passed away at his home on June 14, 2007. He was surrounded by his loving family. A devoted husband, father, brother, uncle and grandfather. George was born in Mississippi on Nov. 20, 1944.

He graduated from Livermore High in 1962 and attended Laney College, a technical school for plumbing. George was a Reserve Livermore Police Officer in the mid 1960’s. He was member of Plumbers Union, Local 444. George started his career at Hickey & Sons, and then started his own business, “Howard Plumbing.” Years later he partnered with his brother in law, Elwood Jr., forming “Howard and Mello Plumbing & Construction.” He ventured off in 1983 working for the University of California, where he retired in 1997.

George loved to participate in all the family activities including boating, sporting events, camping and fishing. He had a passion for street rods and specialty cars.

George is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Sandra, daughters, Kimberly Howard and Danielle Osborn, son-in-law Chris Osborn, grandchildren Madisen and Colton Osborn, brother Larry Howard, sister Sally Sue Blake, Aunt Betty Farmer, and Uncle Charles Warbritton, as well as many beloved family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elizabeth and Dewey Hudson.

Funeral services will be held on Thurs., June 21st at 10 AM, Callaghan Mortuary, 3833 East Ave., Livermore. Burial will be at St. Michael’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society.

Kenneth Jacob DeYoung

Kenneth Jacob DeYoung died June 16, 2007. He was 82.

Kenneth was a native of Banks Township, MI. He had lived in San Ramon for the past 18 years. He spent 60 years of his life in Chicago, IL where most would have known him as the local milkman for 25 years, as well as a deacon and elder at Calvary Reformed Church and later as a sales consultant for 8 years before moving to California. In California, he was a parishioner at Danville Presbyterian and was a volunteer van driver for the community at Sunny Glen. He also enjoyed being the golf marshal, playing golf, traveling, and playing first base with a softball league. He was an avid reader. Ken served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1942 to 1944.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Ann DeYoung, sister Dorothy Juist and nieces and nephews, Nancy, Lorrie, Donna (DeWerdy), Kim, Jill, John (Van Wyk), William, Steve, Donna, Gary, Kim (Juist), and David (Farr) DeWerdy.

Visitation is 8 to 10 a.m. on Thurs., June 21 at Graham-Hitch Mortuary, 4167 First St., Pleasanton, followed by a service. Burial will be at Oak Hill Memorial Park, 300 Curtner Ave., San Jose.

Donations can be made in Ken’s memory to Calvary Reform Church, 15101 S. 80, Orland Park, IL, 60462.

Agueda Enriquez

Agueda Mallari Enriquez died June 15, 2007 in Pleasanton. She was 78.

She was born Feb. 5, 1929 to Guillermo and Cecilia Mallari. The native of the Philippine Islands had lived in Pleasanton for four months, and San Leandro for 12 years. She worked as a seamstress. Her hobbies including cooking and sewing.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Medardo, daughters Ramona Dizon of Pleasanton, Maria Grande of San Leandro and Josefina Pantig of Walnut Creek, a son, Joselito Enriquez of Pleasanton, sisters, Victoria, Guillermina and Mercelina, brothers Hermenegildo and Librado, grandchildren Angela, Dane, AJ, Diana, Patrick and Ryan, and great granddaughter Alyssa. She was preceded in death by a son, Crisanto Enriquez.

Mass was celebrated June 19 at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Pleasanton. Burial was at St. Michael’s Cemetery in Livermore.

Arrangements by Graham-Hitch Mortuary.

Irene Margaret Preftokis

Irene Margaret Preftokis (Mello) born in Pleasanton on Sept. 26, 1919, passed away peacefully on June 9, 2007.

She is preceded in death by her husband; Louis, her parents; Joe and Libby and a sister, Madeline. She will be remembered as a loving mother, an extremely hard worker and a fine seamstress.

She leaves behind her children Stan and Renee (Adams), her grandchildren Brian and Skye and her sister, JoAnn Ingersoll. Services will be private.

Donations can be made in her memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Arrangements by Callaghan Mortuary.

David Scott Laird

David Scott Laird, formerly of Livermore, passed away in Nebraska on Thurs., June 14, 2007. He was 50.

Born Oct.15, 1956 in Castro Valley, CA. He graduated from Granada High School in 1974. David worked as a marine mechanic for over 30 years.

He was preceded in death by his mother Joyce in 1991 and his son, David Jr. in 1989. He is survived by his father Bill and stepmother JoAnn of Livermore. His daughters Janice Laird of Lake Don Pedro and Tera and son in law Steve Hoyt of Byron, sister Lynn Laird of Livermore and brother Jeffery Laird and his wife, Gena of Idaho; grandchildren Samantha and Catie, nieces Addison and Jennifer, and nephew, Joshua Laird.

Visitation is Thurs., June 21 from 12-2PM followed by the service beginning at 2 p.m. at Callaghan Mortuary, 3833 East Ave., Livermore

Arrangements by Callaghan Mortuary.

Kenneth Dean Hill

Ret. USAF Major Kenneth "Papa" Dean Hill died June 16, 2007. He was 50. He was born Dec. 2, 1946 in Butler, PA.

He and his wife, Sandy, raised their children and made their home in Pleasanton for the past 23 years. Ken and Sandy own the Lighthouse Christian Supply Store in Dublin. He touched many hearts over the years. It is a comfort to know he is by Jesus' side this day. Ken was a man who walked with God and left behind a great legacy and example for those who knew him.

Ken received his bachelor's degree from Marshall University and his masters from USC. He served for 20 years as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force, serving in Viet Nam, and retiring as Major in 1988.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Sandy Hill, three sons, Brian Hill of Tracy, Rich Hill of Livermore and Darren Hill of Livermore, daughter-in-law Monica Hill of Tracy, his mother Ruth Moniot of Ashville, NY, brother Rodger Hill of Larkspur, CO, and grandchildren, Kailyn Ann and Parker Dean. He also leaves behind a host of nieces and nephews.

A celebration of his life will be held at 7 p.m. on June 25 at Valley Community Church, 4455 Del Valle Parkway, Pleasanton.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the children's ministry center at valley Community Church in Tracy. Checks can be made to VCBC CMC and mailed to VCBC, 903 S. Corral Hollow Rd., Tracy, CA 95376.

Arrangements by Graham-Hitch Mortuary.

Richard Allen Wood, Sr.
Richard Allen Wood, Sr. died June 9, 2007 in Pleasanton. He was 69.

He had suffered 27 years with Multiple Sclerosis. The native of South Dakota had lived in Dublin ten years and Pleasanton for 21 years. He served in the U.S. Navy as a radioman and after the military worked for 20 years as a printing supervisor at the Drawing Board. His hobbies included drawing, playing cards, doing puzzles, playing dominos and playing with his grandchildren. He was a member of the Dublin Senior Center.

He is survived by his wife of 45 wonderful years, Edith Jewell Wood, a daughter, Carrie West of Dublin, son Richard Wood, Jr. of Fremont, four sisters, two brothers and grandchildren Melissa West and Staci West of Dublin and A.J. Wood of Fremont. He was preceded in death by his parents Clare and Ernest Wood.

Private services are planned.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation or the National Kidney Foundation.

Arrangements by Graham-Hitch Mortuary.

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