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Date: Friday, 21 November 2014, at 1:19 a.m.

Mike McCole
Mike McCole was born Sept.
14, 1927. He went to Heaven
on March 1, 2010.
He was the son of Catherine and
Cornelius McCole.
He was blessed, wise, kind
and a friend to everyone.
He is survived by his loving
wife and friend of 58 years, Kathleen;
his son, Michael Brian Mc-
Cole (Judy); daughters Kimberly
McCole, Robin Heinrich (Greg),
Kelly McCole, and Kathleen
"Sam" Kraft (Patrick), and four
grandsons, "Pa," was so very
proud of: Max, Cole, Ben, and
Chad; also his brother Jack.
He served proudly in the Maritime
in World War II and later
as a combat medic in the Korean
War. Whether selling newspapers
on the dock in Oakland at age
eight, or simply welcoming folks
into his home in Pleasanton since
1965, Mike McCole never knew
a stranger.
At his wish, a private service
was held.
Any donations may be made
to the Mended Hearts, for which
he volunteered, or the American
Heart Association.

Doreen R. Livingston
On March 6, 2010 a Memorial
Service honoring the memory of
Doreen Ruthelen Way Livingston
was held at the Little Brown
Church of Sunol.
Doreen was born on April 30,
1933 in Prague, OK. She died
peacefully at her home in Sunol,
after a long illness, in Sunol, on
February 18, 2010.
She is survived by her husband
of 59 years, LeRoy Livingston
(Sunol), by three daughters,
Kathleen Livingston (Reno, NV),
Karen Martin (Sacramento), and
Katrina Kerby (Sunol). She has
two grandsons, Jeremy Kerby
(Groton, CT) and Jayson Kerby
(Sunol). She is also survived
by two sisters, Doris Shamblin
(Buckeye, AZ) and Ruby Allen
(Ione) and a brother, Virgil
Doreen loved life and people
and was blessed with many
friends. She was a loving wife
and mother.
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to: East Bay SPCA,
8323 Baldwin Street, Oakland,
CA 94621, attn: Kendra.

Molly Patricia Lewis
Molly Patricia Lewis died
March 1, 2010.
She was the beloved daughter
of Paul and Julia Lewis, the
second oldest from a family of
8 siblings, devoted mother of
Abby Lewis-Osborne. Molly
has touched all our lives
with her gallant strength of
character and determined soul.
She was born in Columbus, OH
on October 31, 1967. She graduated
from Granada High School
in Livermore, CA. She obtained
her Bachelor’s of Art degree from
UC Berkeley. She worked at
Channel 30 as a media reporter
and did an intern at KPIX later
obtaining a spot as a local TV
Anchor in Medford Oregon, later
transferring to Northern Idaho
with Cabletron, was later married
and returned to Livermore. She
has been battling breast cancer
for the past 8 years.
Friends and family are invited
to a Memorial service on Friday
March 12, 2010 at 11:00 am at
Callaghan Mortuary Chapel,
3833 East Ave., Livermore.
In lieu of flowers the family respectfully
requests contributions
be made to Saint Charles Borromeo-
Molly Lewis Burial Fund
(Attention; Brian O’Reilly), 1315
Lomitas Ave., Livermore CA,
94550, (925)447-4549.

Janet Mary Silva Houle
Janet passed away on November
28, 2010 after battling the
increasingly debilitating effects
of inoperable brain tumors. She
was 58 years young, and loved
family, friends and life’s dance.
Janet was born April 24, 1951
to her loving parents, Joe and
Dorothy Silva. Janet is survived
by her husband Peter, their son
Jonathan and his wife Anna, the
daughter she always wanted. Jan
is also survived by her brother
Leonard Silva and sister Wilma
Jan grew up on the family
ranch out on Tassajara Rd., Pleasanton,
CA and attended Alisal Elementary
and Pleasanton Jr. High
School. Jan excelled at school,
played clarinet in the school band
and began her 4H club activities.
While at Amador Valley High
School in Pleasanton, CA, was
President of the Alisal 4-H Club.
Alameda County 4-H All Star,
named 1968 Calif. State Outstanding
Jr Catholic Daughter of
America, and played clarinet in
her HS Marching Band.
Janet went on to earn a BS at
UC Davis in Child Development
and Physiology and a Masters in
School Psychology and Special
Education at CA State University
Hayward. Jan spent most of her
career first as a School Psychologist
and then Director of Special
Ed for San Mateo County. Jan
also worked in Pleasanton, Gilroy
and Imperial School Districts
during her career. Jan loved
her work helping children with
special needs and was a tireless
champion of their rights at both
the local and state levels.
Jan loved family outings,
boating, waterskiing, traveling
the world with her “cruising
partner” Mom, as well as exploring
the USA with her family. We
lived in Cupertino, CA until 2001
when we moved to Spokane,
WA. We most recently moved
to Vancouver, WA in September
of 2008. We have been blessed
over the past year and a half that
Jan’s health was good enough so
she enjoyed our son Jonathan’s
wedding to Anna completing our
family circle. We enjoyed a wonderful
Christmas and New Years
in 2008 with Jonathan and Anna.
Most recently we had a great time
with our son and daughter, plus
my Mom and Sister at a Family
Reunion here in Vancouver
and Pendleton this past August.
Jan loved life, family, friends,
and enjoyed life’s danced to the
If you would like to make a
donation on behalf of Jan, our
charity of choice is the Juvenile
Diabetes Research Foundation
(JDRF). To donate please call
800-533-2873 or go to their
website at If you care
to donate to another charity,
please feel free to do so. Please,
no flowers, Jan would want your
donation to help children in whatever
form you choose.

Anthony (Tony) Kliss Jr.
Tony, a loving husband, father
and grandfather, passed away
peacefully at his home in Livermore
Sunday evening, March 7, 2010.
He was born to Anton &
Theresa Kliss in Oakland,
CA on Oct. 9, 1921. Tony retired
from Lawrence Livermore
National Lab after a 25-year career
as a carpenter. Tony was an
avid golfer who enjoyed a long,
healthy life, fulfilling his obligations
to family and friends with
grace and zest.
Tony is survived by his wife,
Belle: 5 children, Theresa (Pete)
Spraggins, Susan Henderson,
Carol (Hank) Meals, Paul (Brenda)
Kliss, Jean Rooney, and by
his four granddaughters, Sarah,
Alisyn, Samantha and Caitlin.
Tony is also survived by his sisters,
Mary Dietrich & Dorothy
Bold, and brother, James Kliss.
Tony was preceded in death by
his wife of 50 years, Phyllis, and
their son, Edward.
Tony will be sorely missed by
his wife, children, grandchildren
and his golfing buddies, especially
Bob Anderson.
A Memorial Mass will be held
on Tuesday, March 16 at 11am at
St. Michael’s Catholic Church,
428 Maple St., Livermore. A
Reception will follow at the
St. Michael’s Community Hall.
There will be a private inurnment
at St. Michael’s Catholic
In lieu of flowers you may
send donations to the Muscular
Dystrophy Association or Kaiser
Permanente Hospice.
Arrangements by Callaghan

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