Dr. Mostafa J. Tabatabai
Feb. 15, 1932 - Jan. 2, 2004
Dr. Mostafa J. "Tab" Tabatabai, 71, of Benicia passed away Friday at the University of California- Davis Medical Center in Sacramento from injuries sustained in an accident at the Vacaville Airport on December 26.
Dr. Tabatabai graduated from the University of Chicago Medical School. He was a pathologist at Napa State Hospital for 15 years and at Martinez City Hospital and Osteopathic Hospital in South Bend, Ind., for 10 years. He taught biological science at Northwestern University in Chicago and was the coroner of Cook County, Ill., in 1967. He retired in 1996.
Dr. Tabatabai was a member of the American Pathologists Association, the Mount Diablo Pilots Club and the Napa Pilots Club. He enjoyed flying, boating and traveling.
He is survived by Darlene of Benicia; sisters, Mary, Shamsi and Eddy; brother, Mohammed; brothers-in-law, Bob Rau of Phoenix, Ariz., and Wayne Lauer of Granger, Ind.; sisters-in-law, Jacqueline Rau of Tigard, Ore., and Roxanne Lauer of Granger, Ind.; nieces, Kimberly Hatch of Sumner, Wash., and Susan Yazdi of Chevy Chase, Md.; and nephews, Sorab Yazdi of Virginia Beach and Ali Yazdi of Vancouver, Canada.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Benicia, with the Rev. Wendy Watson officiating. Inurnment will be private.
Cremation and arrangements are under the direction of Passalacqua Funeral Chapel, Benicia.
Contributions are preferred to the Benicia-Vallejo Humane Society.
Paulino Dayag Quintillan
May 10, 1949 - March 31, 2004
Paulino Dayag Quintillan, 54, died Wednesday at his home in Vallejo.
Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday with a 7 p.m. vigil Sunday at Colonial Chapels, Vallejo. Mass will be at 9 a.m. Monday at St. Basil's Catholic Church, Vallejo. Inurnment will be private.
Delbert Howell Carlisle
Aug. 29, 1918 - March 31, 2004
Delbert Howell Carlisle, 85, died at home Wednesday after a long illness. Born in Hawkins, Texas, Mr. Carlisle was a resident of Vallejo.
He worked at Union Oil Refinery for 25 years before retiring as a supervisor in 1981.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara J. Carlisle of Vallejo; daughter, Cynthia E. Gaab of Medford, Ore.; sons, Joseph R. (Marysia) of Oakton, Va., Gary D. (Teresa) of Hollister and Gregory A. (Vicki) of Vallejo; brothers, Coy of Texas and Johnnie of Richland, Wash.; and 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Skyview Funeral Chapel, 200 Rollingwood Drive, Vallejo with Kaiser Hospice Chaplain Amanda Tull officiating. Inurnment will be at Skyview Memorial Lawn, Vallejo. Contributions are preferred to Kaiser Hospice, 975 Sereno Drive, Vallejo, CA. 94589.
Margaret V. Morgan
Dec. 10, 1926 - April 1, 2004
Margaret V. Morgan, 77, passed away at Kaiser Hospital on Thursday, April 1, 2004.
Margaret was born in Riverton, Manitoba, Canada, on Dec. 10, 1926. She was reared and educated there and she served in the Canadian Air Force for two years.
From Canada, she moved to Long Beach, Calif.; Denver, Colo.; and, 35 years ago, to Vallejo. She had owned and operated an apartment building in Vallejo since moving here.
She married William C. Morgan in Riverton, Manitoba, Canada, 25 years ago, and they continued to live in Vallejo.
She is survived by her husband, William, of Vallejo and her children, Kristy Prusener of Napa and Shelley Napier of Vallejo. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Nicole Prusener of Napa and Brian Napier of Vallejo.
At the request of the deceased, no funeral services will be held.
Arrangements and cremation services are under the direction of Richard Pierce Funeral Service, 1660 Silverado Trail, Napa.
Dale Curtis Hurd
Oct. 29, 1962 - April 1, 2004
Dale Curtis Hurd of Vallejo died April 1 at the age of 41 as a result of a boating accident.
He was born in San Luis Obispo on Oct. 29, 1962, to the late Jimmie R. and Beverley L. Hurd. Dale grew up in Vallejo and graduated from Hogan High in 1981.
He worked for Caltrans for more than five years in a job he enjoyed, especially "shoulder-shopping." His least favorite workday was "litter pick-up day," as most Caltrans employees would agree.
Dale valued time with his family, tinkering with his grown-up toys and riding his prized Harley-Davidson motorcycle. He pushed everything to the limit, and lived life on his terms.
Dale leaves behind his wife of 10 years, Stacy (MacMillan); two beautiful daughters, Alexis, 16, and Amber, 9; his mother, Beverley; sister, Penne Usher of Cameron Park; and many, many friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Loren and Agnes Crowell, and his father, Jimmie Hurd.
We will miss his smile, his sparkling blue eyes, his laughter and never-ending wit.
The viewing will be held Sunday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Skyview Memorial Lawn. Services are Monday at 11 a.m. at Skyview.
Lambros 'Louie' Makris
April 11, 1916 - March 31, 2004
Lambros "Louie" G. Makris, 87, died Wednesday in Folsom. Born in Cephalonia, Greece, he was the loving husband of Katy Makris of Sacramento, devoted father of Athena Pavusko of Folsom and Tom Makris of Silverdale, Wash., and dear grandfather of three.
In the 1940s, when he arrived in Vallejo, he worked at the Red Top Dairy. He was the proprietor of A&W Root Beer in American Canyon and the Hollywood Fountain in Vallejo for a combined total of 35 years.
He also was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Army and earning the Bronze Star. He was also a past president of the Vallejo branch of AHEPA and a former member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Vallejo branch.
Louie was an award-winning gardener. He and his wife, Katy, loved to travel and spend time together. He was the cutest little guy and always had something funny to say. Rest in peace, pal, until we see you again.
Friends are invited to attend funeral services Tuesday, April 6, 2004, at 10 a.m. at St. Basil Greek Orthodox Church, 920 March Lane, Stockton. Trisagion (Thrice Holy Hymn) will be recited Monday evening at 5 p.m. at Chapel of the Palms Funeral Home, 303 S. California St., Stockton. Committal will be Monday from noon to 7 p.m.
Donald Keith Gibson
Jan. 13, 1926 - March 19, 2004
Donald Keith Gibson, 78, died March 19 at a local hospital. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Mr. Gibson was a resident of Vallejo.
Mr. Gibson served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1943 to 1946 and was promoted to fireman first class. He later served in the Coast Guard, again as an assistant engineer.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Marion Gibson, and his brother, Curt Gibson.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, Gustine, with burial to follow. Arrangements were under the direction of Colonial Chapels, Vallejo.