Randall Gale

Dr. Randall C. Gale, 42, of Redwood City, CA, passed away peacefully on September 1, 2018, with his devoted partner of 20 years, Mike, at his side. Randy was surrounded by loving family and friends who stood by him as he battled brain cancer with the same tenacity with which he lived his life.

Randy, born in Los Angeles, CA, on November 11, 1975, was known for his intellectual curiosity and believed that education was never-ending. After graduating from St. Mary High School in Medford, OR, he attended the University of Oregon, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biology in 1998. He continued with his education and earned a bachelor’s degree in medical technology from Portland State University in 1999. He went on to earn a master’s degree in public health with a focus in health administration and policy from Portland State University in 2004. In 2015, Randy received his Doctorate degree in public health from the George Washington University.

Randy dedicated much of his life to serve others. Over the course of 14 years, Randy held various positions within the federal government, working tirelessly to develop and advance programs to improve quality of care and patient experience, especially for those with cancer and those receiving end-of-life care. Randy’s professional career started at The Department of Health and Human Services, where he served as an analyst and team lead for the National Cord Blood Inventory Program. Most recently, Randy served as a health services researcher at the Center for Innovation to Implementation at the VA Palo Alto Healthcare System. Randy’s friends and colleagues will remember him for his dedication, thoughtfulness, caring nature, and eager willingness to help anyone in need.

Randy enjoyed photography, running, tennis, travel, baking and his favorite team, the Oregon Ducks. He especially loved going on new adventures with his partner Mike and their two Chihuahuas. After meeting on Valentine’s Day 1999 in Portland, Randy and Mike spent the next twenty years chasing adventure and new experiences. Randy and Mike traveled the world and particularly enjoyed working together to design and renovate homes. Mike will always cherish Randy’s generous heart and amazing smile. Even after he was diagnosed with a rare type of brain cancer, Randy never complained and lived life to the fullest everyday. He set an amazing example for all of us to follow.

Randy considered family to be the most important part of his life. He is survived by his partner, Mike Garvey, and their two Chihuahuas, Tony and Corduroy; parents Ray and Karen Gale of Medford, OR; brothers Jeff (Kelly) Gale of Seattle, WA, and Steve (Kristina) Gale of Roseburg, OR; sisters Suzanne (Matthias) Graf of Springfield, OR, and Jeanette (Ken) Bowles of Modesto, CA; five nephews; one niece; and many aunts, uncles and cousins, along with countless people he has touched throughout his life. He will be greatly missed.

There will be a Celebration of Life on Saturday, September 29, 2018, 10:00 a.m. at Skylawn Memorial Park, Hwy 92 and Skyline Blvd, San Mateo, CA. The reception is to follow at 3098 Muller Ct, Redwood City, CA.

In lieu of flowers, please donate in memory of Randy Gale to Oligo Nation to help fund medical research related to the rare type of brain cancer that afflicted Randy: https://www.oligonation.org/donate-now.

Tony Edward Lampkins

The family of  Tony Lampkins 68 announces his passing after a long illness September 17, 2018 at his family home in Half Moon Bay CA.

Tony was born in San Francisco to the late Peter and Edna Mae Lampkins .  He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.  All those who remember Tony will remark they would see him cycling around town and always had a kind word to those who would listen.  He enjoyed watching movies and had a large action and syfy DVD collection.

He is survived by his sister Rosa M. Zeigler of Alexandria LA (nephew Billy Zeigler and niece Mary Davenport),  sister Barbara Lampkins of Half Moon Bay CA,  sister JoAnn Lampkins of Oxford NC (niece Marie Chante White) and sister Edna DeAndreis of Foster City CA (husband John and sons Max and Lucas).

He will truly be missed by family and friends.  May he rest in peace.

Piri, Jozsef


Jozsef Piri, 73, of San Mateo, passed away on September 17, 2018.

Jozsef was born in Transilvania on November 2, 1944. He graduated from Brassiai and received a high school diploma. Jozsef was married to Ilona Piri on August 31, 1966.

Jozsef worked as a Mechanic Engineer in Boforce Machining for almost 27 years. He has a passion for cycling, being a home handy man and lots of love for his family.

Jozsef was survived by his wife Ilona Piri, his sons Jozsef and Attila, daughter in laws Betty and Van. He also left behind his two grandchildren Olivia and Caroline.

Arthur Chan

Arthur Yukim Chan, 92, of Mountain View, passed away on September 16, 2018. He was born in Burma to Lou Chin Nu and Chan Hum Gyan. He married Daphne, his devoted wife of 56 years, on September 13, 1962. They had two sons, Christopher and Jeffrey, and brought the family to the United States in 1976. He was a successful businessman and real estate investor in Burma and was a real estate broker in California for over 30 years. He is survived by his wife, Daphne Chan; his two sons, Christopher and Jeffrey, and four grandchildren.

To leave an online condolence to the family, please send your message to email address cjccfamily@gmail.com .

Mrs. Shang-Ling Huang 任湘玲 女士

Mrs. Shang-Ling Huang 任湘玲 女士, age 80, passed away on 15 September 2018.

She was born in China of Jiang-Su ancestry. She grew up in Taiwan and worked in the Bank of Taiwan. She later moved with her family to San Carlos, CA in the USA since 1973. In the US, she was the co-owner of Devonshire Little Store and the founder/owner of Sweet Darling Café for 22 years before her retirement.

Shang-Ling is forever held in loving memories by her husband Mr. David Huang 黃偉舜 , their children Sheila 新筠and Sam 新龍, son-in-law Harrison 鴻緒, daughter-in-law Alice 明華, grandchildren Kendrick 康宇and Kevin康越, sister Alice 幼玲 and brother Zheng-Chang 正昌. Funeral arrangements will be held at 10am, Sunday 23 September 2018, at Skylawn Memorial in San Mateo, CA USA.

Claire Lucie Dessaux

Claire Lucie Dessaux passed away peacefully on September 8th 2018 with her loving partner Christian Schalk at her side, after battling a serious health issue for many years.

Claire leaves behind her only sister, Marie, along with her niece and nephew, Isaure and Alex, who reside in Claire’s home country of France.

Claire also leaves behind her heartbroken US family, including Christian’s mother Maria, brothers Frank and Rudy and his family Vidya, Adrian and Julian.

Claire was born in France in 1966 to parents Robert and Brigitte Dessaux and grew up in both Paris and Orleans. Claire graduated with honors from the University of Toulouse with a Master’s of Science in Chemical Engineering.

Claire was a highly respected technology professional having held leadership positions in product management, marketing and analyst relations at prestigious silicon valley companies including Oracle and most recently at Gartner Inc, where she served as a managing vice president. She was widely revered as a smart, competent and extremely hard worker, and has earned the admiration of a multitude of professional peers around the world.

Outside of her career, Claire’s other passions included sports, travel and family.

Before Claire’s affliction slowed her down, she loved swimming, hiking, kayaking, tennis, skiing and running, and of course excelled at all of these! Her partner Chris can humbly attest to this.

In recent times, Claire was able to purchase a home in Hawaii, and her last great passion was to stroll Kailua Beach taking selfies and sharing them with friends and family around the world.

It is with a collective heavy heart and profound sadness that we have to say goodbye to our beautiful, generous and kind Claire way too soon.

We will always love you forever Claire, you touched so many lives and truly made the world a better place!


Angela Lopez

Angela Lopez, age 93, of Redwood City died on Spetember 8, 2018 at 8pm.

She was born December 30, 1924 in Mexico, to Maria Barriga and Mauel Lopez.

She love going to church and was an active member at her local Catholic church in Redwood City, CA.

Angela is survived by her children David Prado, Maria Valencia, Edelmira Martinez, Lupe Martinez, Antonio Prado, Ramon Prado and Graciela Perez and her loving grand children and great grand children.

A Funeral will be held Friday, September 14, 2018 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church at 10:00 am to 11:00 am.  A Visitation will follow at Skylawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park at 12:00 pm.  Also a Visitation will be on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. and burial to follow.

Ronil Mehta

Ronil Mehta passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family in eternal love on September 1st 2018 at the age of 14 years, after battling DIPG Brain Cancer.

He was born in Fremont, California and finished his education till the 9th grade. He is survived by his parents, Manisha and Milan, younger brother, Sahil and grandparents on both sides. He was the most loving son to his parents and an awesome big brother to Sahil and an amazing friend to all

He fought his cancer like a warrior for 31 months with great courage, positive attitude and a persistent passion for life despite all the challenges he faced since diagnosis till the very end. He never complained about this brutal journey or ever lost his spirit. He has touched and inspired many people by the way he handled his fight with a smile on his face and he never gave up.

Ronnie, as he was fondly called by everyone, was a very happy, adventurous, fun loving teenager. He excelled in school and liked taking part in sports like swimming, basketball, ice skating, skiing, karate and was also in the Baseball little league team. He was always interested in music and used to take piano lessons. He was very self-less and cared more about others than himself and was a perfect example of a Boy Scout. He loved the outdoors and would go hiking or seek thrill seeking activities like sky diving or snowmobiling even after he was diagnosed. His favorite past time activities were playing video games, watching funny videos, satirical current affairs news show and he loved to read and travel.

Everyone is proud of the young man he became and the memories made with him are worth a lifetime which will cherished forever.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. at Skylawn Memorial Park, Highway 92 and Skyline Blvd, San Mateo, CA 94402 in the Crystal Springs chapel.

Molina, Esther

On February 20, 1936 Esther Molina was born in Tumbiscatio Michoacán, Mexico. Her father was Modesto Ríos Valencia and her mother Antonia Cuevas Ambriz. Esther Molina had five brothers Leonor, Manuela, Alfonso, Fausto and Gil. The first years of her life she was with them in Michoacán. In 1955 she married Carmelo Molina and as time passed, God granted them 13 children: Ana María (RIP), Carmelo, Javier, Jorge, Irma, Angélica, Alfonso , Juan, Verónica, Moisés, Hilda, Luz Morena and Daniel.


In 1981 she had the opportunity to come to the United States with her family in search of new opportunities. She traveled from Arteaga, Michoacán with Carmelo and their 6 children while pregnant with another, Daniel Molina. Life was difficult and she spent more than ten years working at night in the Modesto cannery’s during the tomato season. Over time she had many opportunities such as buying her house. Part of those blessings had to do with her effort to study for citizenship despite all her responsibilities as a wife, mother, and grandmother. In 1991 she achieved her goal and became a citizen of the USA. But her greatest blessing was when she devoted her life to God. On January 13, 1991 she was baptized in the name of Jesus Christ at the First Apostolic Church in Modesto, California. She served under the pastorate of Bishop Martin Amador.


No matter where Esther was, her smile and her ability to be friendly was inevitable. She was the focus of happiness and joys at parties. Her sense of humor was contagious.


Esther had 13 children, 35 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, and, 3 more will soon be born. The legacy of Esther continues.

In her last days all her children were at her side demonstrating that the love between them was pure and eternal. God finally called her to His side on September 4, 2018 while she rested in bed. Today she is survived by all her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren with the exception of her first daughter Ana María who preceded her in death.

Moey Eng Goh

Moey Goh (88 years old) of Shingle Springs, CA 95682 passed away peacefully in her sleep after battling with Alzheimer’s for several years on September 9, 2018.

She married Luan Lee in Singapore and had six daughters and two sons together.  Moey and Luan migrated to the United States with three of their daughters in 1977 and their two sons joined them later.

She was predeceased by Luan who had departed for heaven seven years earlier than her, her dad and mom, an older brother and his wife, a younger brother, her fourth daughter, and her oldest granddaughter.

She is survived by her five daughters, two sons and their spouses, eleven grandchildren, two grandsons-in-law, one granddaughter-in-law, four great grandchildren. She is also survived by three sisters, two brothers and their spouses.

Singing, playing dice, poker and playing Mahjong were her favorite pastimes.  She also loved to travel.  She had been to Alaska, Europe, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Portland, Seattle, Taiwan, and Thailand.

Moey was a very friendly and sociable person.  Care-givers in the senior centers that she used to frequent prior to her Alzheimer days and the care facility that she was in for the last three years of her life, found her entertaining, delightful and very lovable.

A close family graveside service will be held on Friday, September 14, 2018 at 1 p.m. in Skylawn Memorial Park, Highway 92 Skyline Blvd, San Mateo, CA 94402.

To leave an online condolence to the family, please visit https://www.skylawnmemorialpark.com/obituaries/

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