Kenneth Frank McQueen


Hossein Tabatabai

Hossein Tabatabai was born on September 11, 1936 in Mashad, Iran. The fourth of five children growing up in a modest third-world household, he learned the value of hard work and sacrifice at a young age. He excelled in school, obtaining his degree in Chemistry from  the University of Stuttgart in Germany. He returned to Iran to start his career and a family, but after the 1979 Iranian revolution, his country at war, he decided to leave behind everything he had worked so hard for and emigrate with his family to the United States, to preserve their way of life and ensure their safety. His son was to be drafted into the army and would likely have been one of the 95,000 Iranian child soldiers killed in the war.
After opening a gas station and truck rental business in Aptos, CA, he worked tirelessly for years to ensure that his family lived a comfortable life. After retirement he lived in Belmont and also with his daughter’s family in Half Moon Bay, but frequently made trips back to Iran to help support the extended family that he was forced to leave behind. In his free time he enjoyed bike riding, gardening, and long walks. By his friends, he will be remembered for his dapper style, sage advice, and delicious kabobs. To his family, he will be remembered for his inspiring work ethic, tireless dedication, selfless sacrifices, and unconditional love and support.
He took great pride in the success of his children and grandchildren, and he supported them generously. His eldest daughter received her college degree from San Francisco State University and his eldest grandchild started at Stanford University last fall. Hossein Tabatabai passed away peacefully on April 10, 2018, surrounded by loved ones. He is survived by his son Shahram Tabatabai, his daughters Yasaman Tabatabai and Shahrzad Pantera, his son-in-law Paul Pantera, and his six grandchildren Cyrus Tabatabai, Darius Tabatabai, Samantha Tabatabai, Roxanna Tabatabai, Andrew Pantera, and David Pantera. He will be missed but never forgotten, serving as a role model for the generations he inspired.

Irwin Lionel Marcus

Irwin Lionel Marcus passed away from metastatic skin cancer on April 15, 2018, at his home in Burlingame, California.  He is survived by his beloved wife of 67 years, Sonia B. Marcus, his son, Alan D. Marcus, and his sister-in-laws, Hanna Marcus and Diane F. Marcus.  His daughter, Eleanor L. Marcus-Callison, pre-deceased him as did his parents, Rose and Herman Marcus, and his brothers Sanford A. Marcus and Hubert C. Marcus.

A native San Franciscan, Irwin was a graduate of Lowell High School, and received an undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley.  His dental degree was received from the College of Physicians and Surgeons, School of Dentistry, San Francisco, CA.  He earned his degree in orthodontics at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dentistry, Philadelphia, PA.  Irwin was a life member of the American Dental Association, served on the faculty of his alma mater dental school, and received many professional honors throughout his career, which he practiced for 38 years in San Francisco and Millbrae.  Communities and organizations benefited greatly from the expertise, time and talent that Irwin energetically and graciously gave to them.  Irwin was a veteran of the Korean War, when he served in the U.S. Navy as a lieutenant.

Irwin was a well loved, admired and respected man with a boundless sense of joie de vie, an unstoppable sense of humor that always brought a smile to those around him, and a generosity of spirit that helped and sustained many people in their lives.  To his family and friends, Irwin was sweet, kind, attentive and engaging.  One always had a sense of happiness and well being when Irwin was with them.

Graveside services will be held on Friday, April 27, 2018, at 1:30 PM, Gan Hazikaron, Skylawn Memorial Park, Highway 92 at Skyline Boulevard, San Mateo, CA.  En lieu of flowers, it is suggested that a contribution be made in Irwin’s name to a charity of your choice.


Hans Huhn

Hans Huhn aka “OPA”, of Pacifica, California passed away Wednesday April 18th, 2018; surrounded by love, in the comfort of his own home due to heart failure.

Hans was born in Schwiebus, Germany, on the 20th of August, 1929 to Richard and Marie Huhn, kid brother to his older sister Gretelotte with a zest for life. In Germany, he attended grade school and afterwards went on to trade school to become a Telephone technician. After graduation at the age of 22, he chose to leave his home country and the love of his life Lilli, for Australia; promising a brighter, more secure life for the two of them together. Which he made good on that promise with a love letter stretched 3 years later to Lilli back in Germany, to whom he later wed May 28th, 1955 when she joined him in Australia. After a few years of working for the Australian Railroad as a telephone/telegraph technician, they saved up enough money and believed there would be even more opportunity in America, therefore off to a new land! They arrived in San Francisco in 1958 and Lilli soon thereafter gave birth to their son Roy. Again, with hard work Hans was able to succeed and buy the family a new home in Pacifica a few years later. He worked as a Greyhound bus driver until his retirement in 1986. He enjoyed many years of retirement traveling frequently to his favorite place, the property they bought along the Klamath river where he was happy out in nature!

Noted as stubborn, but a generous and caring man with a keen ability to fix anything…Something he passed down to his son. Both are similar in their disregard for warning labels due to an eye for curiosity for how things really worked. He enjoyed hard work and would go from sun up to sun down well into his later years. In addition, he was not only a loving husband and father and provider, he was an avid outdoorsman. He had such a way with animals he was often seen petting wild deer while feeding them. His adventurous spirit led him to take up snow skiing in his 40s when he saw how much fun his son was having learning to ski. He continued to snow ski and water ski into his early 70s when his knees would no longer allow it even though he still wanted to.

Hans is survived by his Wife Lilli (Jass) Huhn, Son Roy, Daughter in law Diane, Grand Daughters Taryn & Stacy and Step Grand Children Sean & Brandi.

Funeral will be held at Skylawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park Highway 92 & 35 San Mateo California on Monday April 30th, 2018 at 11:00 am.


Naotosi Makino (aka. YooJoon Kim)

55 years old when he died on April 14th  2018 at Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto California from a traumatic brain injury as a result of an accident in which a car hit him while walking his bicycle across the road in a crosswalk on his way to work on April 2nd in San Carlos California.

 

Son of Ikuo Makino (aka Taemyong Kim) and Hirono Makino (aka Kachun Cha)

Younger brother to Julie Behrens (aka Yoshie Makino and Hoojoong Kim)

Older brother to Hironobu Makino (aka Kaesoo Kim)

 

Graduated with the degree of Associate of Science, Electrical Science from Sinclair Community College in Dayton Ohio in June 1997

 

Graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from The Ohio State University in December 1999.

 

Hired by Nikon Precision Inc. in September 2000 and worked there his entire career after graduating from university.

 

Born and raised in Osaka Japan, moved to Cincinnati Ohio to study English as a Second Language at Xavier University, moved to Dayton Ohio to study Electrical Science at Sinclair Community College, and moved to Columbus Ohio to Study Electrical Engineering at The Ohio State University. Moved to northern California to join Nikon, and settled down in Millbrae California

 

Enjoyed staying fit by building exercise into his daily routine, biking to the train and on to the office. Also enjoyed computers, skiing, cars, watching movies on the big screen, and taking photos at many events and special occasions while traveling around world with his digital camera collection from Nikon.

 

Was a dedicated worker and always considerate to those around him. Also by donating blood as often as possible, helped many others who he never knew.

 

Survived by his mother Hirono Makino and brother Hironobu Makino in Osaka Japan; his sister, Julie Behrens, and her husband, Jon Behrens, in Cincinnati Ohio; and his only nephew, Leonard Behrens, in Hoboken New Jersey who is following in his uncles footsteps studying Electrical Engineering.

 

Predeceased by his Father, Ikuo Makino.

 

Visitation for friends and co-workers at Skylawn Memorial Park on Thursday April 19th, 2018 from 1:00-5:00pm.

Funeral will be held in Osaka Japan at Shi-Tennoji Temple the following week.

 

Thanks are given to all who have supported Naotoshi Makino all his life, growing up in Japan, during studies in Ohio, and throughout his career at Nikon in California.

 


Calvin Joe

Calvin Joe, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many, passed away in the early morning hours of April 13, 2018 with his wife, son, and daughter at his side.

Calvin (Cal) was born in San Mateo on September 17, 1950 to Harry and Suey King Joe. He attended St. Matthew’s Catholic School, San Mateo High, class of ’69, and the College of San Mateo. He retired in 2010 from Applera (formerly Applied Biosystems) as an IT Systems Analyst. He was a member of Church of the Nativity in Menlo Park, San Mateo Masons Lodge #226, and San Mateo Elks Lodge #1112.

Cal and his wife, Mary, were married for 43 years and raised a son, Jeffrey, and daughter, Martha.

Prior to and during his retirement, Cal continued to stay busy. He loved fishing, gardening, wood working, traveling, and watching old classic movies. His involvement with the San Mateo Masonic Lodge afforded him the opportunity of community involvement helping others. Additionally, he loved road trips to visit family and historical sites in Austin, Boston, and Philadelphia,

Cal also enjoyed cooking for family and friends. He loved to bar-b-que and try new recipes. He also smoked salmon on his bar-b-que. It was common to find him cooking the main course of holiday family dinners while Mary did the side dishes and desserts.

His pride and joy, however, was his family. He relished every minute he spent with them. Cal leaves behind is wife, Mary, son, Jeffrey (Betty), daughter, Martha (Steven) Vokes, and three grandchildren, Alexander, Hannah, and Adelynn, He will be missed by cousins, nieces and nephews as well as many friends. He is predeceased by his parents, Suey King and Harry Joe, as well as his stepmother, Sui Lan Joe.

Services will be held on Friday, April 27, at Church of the Nativity, 210 Oak Grove Avenue, Menlo Park. Visitation from 9:00AM with Mass following at 10:00AM. Interment will be at Skylawn Memorial Park, San Mateo.


Quynh Tu Truong

Our loving mother, Quynh Tu Truong, passed away peacefully at the age of 83 surrounded by family in San Francisco, CA on April 10, 2018. From her birth on September 18, 1934 in Nam Dinh, Vietnam, she nourished people around her with her love and affection.

Quynh Tu Truong is survived and remembered by her loving husband of 65 years, Quang Vinh, 2 sons, 1 daughter, 2 daughter in-laws, 1 son in-law, 8 grandsons, 4 granddaughters, 1 granddaughter in-law, 2 grandson in-laws, 2 great grandsons and 2 great granddaughters.

Her funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 19, 2018 between 9:00am to 11:00am at Skylawn Memorial Park on Highway 92 and Skyline Blvd, San Mateo, CA 94402. Her burial will follow the service at Skylawn Memorial Park.

 

We deeply appreciate your kind expression of sympathy.

Thank you for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers.


Janne Chinn

Janne Chinn, 89 of Daly City passed away peacefully with the company of her only child on the morning of April 12, 2018 after suffering complications from a stroke.

Janne was born on November 19, 1928 in Yokohama, Japan where she spent her childhood and early adult life. In 1955, she married Dean Chinn (who preceded her in death in 1998) and moved to the United States where she made her home in California. During her first years in California, she co-owned with her husband a laundry and cleaner’s business. She attended ESL classes at San Francisco Community College. Her first job in America was as a keypunch operator. Later on, she worked as a school crossing guard for SFPD in Chinatown, before moving indoors to become an office clerk for Chinatown Community College.

She enjoyed her retirement years spending time with her family and traveling to different countries. She also loved plants and gardening. She usually walked one mile per day and practiced Tai Chi on a daily basis up to the end of her life.

She is survived by her son David and daughter- in- law Neyireth, Grandchildren Sarah and Elena, Sister Jean, Sister-in-law Wah-Mei, Nephews Warren, Jack and Gary, Nieces Stephanie, Cindy, Mae and Cyndi, plus many great-nephews and great-nieces.

A wake service will be held on Thursday, April 19th from 5 to 8 p.m. to be followed by Funeral services on Friday April 20th, at 11am. Janne will be laid to rest at Skylawn Memorial Park in San Mateo California.


Henry “Rico” Dalmau

Henry Dalmau Known as Rico by his friends and family, passed away on Feb. 8, 2018. He is survived by his wife Gloria of 42 years, three sons Kirtus, Kenneth, Paul, and daughter Terri. Grandsons, Ti, Brent, Paul, Mason, Great grandchildren, Taylor, Lacy, Katy, Devin. Also three step children, four grandchildren and seven Great grandchildren.

Rico was born and raised in San Francisco. Graduated from Balboa high in 1951. Always worked in some sort of trade related to food in San Francisco. He was a butcher, produce buyer and owned a grocery store in San Francisco. He then settled into the bread business and spent the next forty years in the French Bread industry in San Francisco. He worked as a bread driver salesman, supervisor, and sales manager for Boudin then Colombo French Bread. Rico truly enjoyed his work.

He had a passion for building, designing, flying and teaching radio control model air craft. Also interested in anything that had to do with aviation and its history.

After retiring from the bread business Rico worked at J & M Hobby House

In San Carlos up until his passing. Rico had many other interests during his

Life and was an interesting story teller. He will be missed by all who knew him.

A celebration of his life will be Friday April 20 in the Pacific Chapel at Sky Lawn Memorial Park (Hwy 92 at Skylawn Blvd. San Mateo CA. 94402 650-227-3142, San Mateo at 11:00 AM. A luncheon will follow.

Instead of flowers, donations can be made in Rico’s memory to Memorials Dept. KQED Membership – 2601 Mariposa St. San Francisco CA 94110


Prabha Pachauri

Mrs. Prabha Pachauri of Cupertino and Allahabad, India, left for her heavenly abode on February 25, 2018 at the age of eighty-nine. Her life was spent surrounded by her family, living the role of a loving wife, cherished mother, affectionate grandmother, and admired great grandmother. She touched and blessed the lives of all her loved ones in ways small and big. She was a true karma yogi – with a caring and cheerful attitude, living selflessly with her religious ways, throughout her very memorable life.

She was born on January 5,1928 in Mainpuri, India and was married to Late Sri Purushottam Narain Pachauri in 1946. Together they raised ten children with great love, care and devotion. She was a strong pillar of integrity and moral values for all those who came in contact with her.

 

She will always be remembered for her zest for living, full of excitement and participating fully in momentous family occasions like birthdays, weddings, and vacations. She lived a very disciplined lifestyle – with daily walks, yoga, and regular puja. She enjoyed exploring different vegetarian cuisines, and was always game to try something new and exciting.
She is survived by her loving children and their families who live in California, New York, Connecticut, Canada and India; and her extended family in USA and India.


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