Mary Ann Basler

Mary Ann Mohlengraft Basler: 1927 to 2017: Long time Hillsborough Resident born in Covina, California and now with God.

Mary Ann had memories of a wonderful small-town childhood, which included camping the entire summer every year on Newport Beach. She was a high school student during World War II when meat, butter, sugar and shoes were among other things rationed and it was a 99.8% total war effort. It also brought an opportunity for her to work at a young age as a credit supervisor at the May Co.

At the completion of World War II in 1945, she witnessed the spontaneous eruption of joy, celebration and community hope. That fall, she went off to the University of Southern California where 1000’s of veterans enrolled. A couple of years later she met V-12 student, John M. Basler (USC, BS, MBA); they married in 1947 and enjoyed a wonderful marriage for 62 years loving each other while encouraging their sons David Basler and Jon Basler and subsequently Jon’s wife, Pamela Basler along with grandsons, Eric, Ryan and Jack Basler and Dave’s partner, Esmenia Dibble, all of whom survive her and will miss her guidance and support.

Her lifelong commitment of service to others included a strong connection to her Alma Mater USC where she was President of Trojan Junior Auxiliary; President of Trojan Guild; Chair of the Alumnae Coordinating Council; Member of the USC Board of Governors and Member of the Trojan League of South Bay in Los Angeles.

In the 50’s, the population of California exploded creating great opportunities for civic involvement including a licensed Fire & Casualty Insurance Agent; Organizer of the annual Palos Verdes Peninsula Council of Church’s Bloodmobile Drive; Board of Palos Verdes Peninsula Cooperative Nursery School; Junior Republican Chairman; Insurance Committee Chair of the L.A. County Federation of Republican Women, President of Palos Verdes Peninsula Federation of Republican Women; Member of the Republican State Central Committee and as a member of the District Attorney Advisory Council, County of L.A.

A move to Northern California in the 1970’s brought other volunteer opportunities including as a member of the Assistance League of San Mateo; President, Volunteer Bureau of San Mateo County; President, Hillsborough Auxiliary Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco; a 28 year volunteer of Filoli (a National Trust property) where she developed the Jr. Ambassador program for High School Students and became a Master Gardener of San Mateo County along with being a Filoli Board member, and as President of the Sand Dollar Beach Homeowners Association.

A private memorial service will be held at Skylawn Memorial Park officiated by Pastor Frank VanderZwan of Menlo Church. Memorial donations may be sent to the USC Scions Scholarship Fund or the USC Alumni Scholarship Fund c/o University of Southern California, Widney Alumni House, 635 Childs Way, L.A. CA 90089-0461; Filoli, 86 Canada Rd. Woodside, CA 94062 or Menlo Church, 950 Santa Cruz Ave. Menlo Park, CA 94025


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Rosa Amelia Pezo

Beloved mother , nana, devoted wife , sister , aunt, and friend, Rosa Amelia lived a full life. Born in Peru she worked for an insurance company before marrying Alcibiades Pezo and had two daughters. Inspired by a promise of an abundant life they made the journey to the United States and settled in the California Bay Area.  A daughter and son later Rosa Amelia went back to school and earned her associates degree in Cosmetology, winning first prize recognitions in hair cutting and artistic design.  Shortly she was inspired to go into the medical field and completed her certification to become a medical assistant for Peninsula Hospital from which she retired. Always creative, she enjoyed playing the piano , crafts, and sewing . She continued her creative growth later in life as she learned to oil paint, knit, and crochet. She enjoyed sharing  her knowledge  with all her children.   She was a gentle spirit that enjoyed serving as a Eucharistic minister at St Dunstan Church always in faith and open to lend an ear.  A  World traveler , agile and graceful dancer , with a sweet voice and tender demeanor , precious to all she will be sincerely missed. She is survived by her children Mariella Birkle, Rose Lappinga, Peggy Marinaro, and Lester Pezo . Their spouses Tom Birkle, Al Lappinga, Frank Marinaro, and Chrisoula Pezo. Her Grandchildren, Daniel Birkle, Sophie Marinaro, Mitchell Marinaro , Niko Pezo , Amy Lappinga, & Anastasia Pezo. And her siblings 1 sister and 3 brothers, plus many nieces and nephews , grandnieces , & grand nephews.We were blessed to have her in our lives and the memories we shared will always be remembered in our hearts.

If considering memorial contributions, please make donations in Rosa’s name to Saint Dunstan Catholic Church or Saint Jude’s Children’s hospital. Thank you to our family and friends for the love and support you have shown our family.


Anne Lin

On Monday, September 11, 2017, Anne Lin, passed away suddenly at the age of 71 years.

Anne was born on November 21, 1945, to the late Si-Chau Chun and Sien-Koon Yu, in China. She and her parents moved to Taipei, Taiwan, when she was four years old. She was reported to be an energetic child who often found herself in trouble! After high school, she attended Shi-Chan Home Economic College, where she studied accounting. She wed Yi Lin on September 5, 1969 in Taipei. Shortly after, they immigrated to Ottawa, Canada. From there, Anne relocated multiple times between the years 1971 to 1975 as she accompanied her husband as he completed his higher education. They first lived in Ohio, then Ontario, Canada, back to Ohio, then lived briefly in Tennessee. In 1976, the couple moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, living briefly in Daly City before moving to San Jose. In 1983, they moved to Union City, where Anne settled down at last. Anne then began her career as an accountant at the Boccardo Law Firm, where she worked for more than thirty years.

More than anything, Anne loved her family and friends. She was also a great artist, and had an imaginative and creative eye. She loved oil painting, jewelry-making, crocheting, and designing and sewing clothes. Nothing made her happier than giving one of her creations as a present- especially to her grandchildren! Anne also liked traveling- her favorite places were Hawaii and anywhere she could find a slot machine.

Anne is survived by her husband Yi, and her two children, Jennifer and James. She will also be lovingly remembered by her three grandchildren: Lucy, Emmeline, and Callen, and her son-in-law, Unsok. She also leaves behind numerous loving relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017, beginning with a viewing at 10:00 AM, and service starting at 11:00 AM at Skylawn Memorial Park.


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