Issue:  Vol. 47 / No. 29 / 20 July 2017


Terry J. Gross

September 19, 1948 – July 11, 2017

Terry J.   Read more


Francis Mark Oliva

February 23, 1952 – July 12, 2017

A fifth generation native San Franciscan, Frank is survived by his spouse of 31 years, Steve Mills of Oakland; his brother, Anthony Oliva (Audrey), of Pacific Palisades; and his sister, Marge Oliva Villarreal, (Javier) of San Jose.   Read more


Douglas A. Shaffer

July 14, 1947 – June 7, 2017

Son of Uyless and Grace Shaffer, Doug passed away peacefully at his home in San Francisco.   Read more



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