2020 Obituaries

This list is provided as a record of people who have grown up, lived, worked or were otherwise a part of the Albany community. If you know of someone who should be on this list, please contact us with their information.

Henry P Accornero
Evelyn Avenue resident in 1930s and 40s

Gladys (“Hill”) Berke
Albany High Class of 1955, Santa Fe Avenue Resident

Linsley Fleur Bock
Albany resident and author

Mary Shilts Boster
Moved to Albany in retirement

Barbara Jean Hatley Bronken
Albany High Class of 1952

Nicholas Lawrence (“Nick”) Carmelich
Albany High Class of 1949 Athlete and Umpire

Herbert (“Herb”) Chew
Patricia (“Pat”) Chew
Long-time residents of Sonoma Avenue

Harold Cogswell
Descendant of pioneer family

Phyllis Coring
Albany High Class of 1967, attended Cornell & Vista Retired Visalia City Planner

Patricia C Heafey Deatherage
Raised in Albany- Graduated from Presentation

Robert L (“Bob” ) Dehn
Born in Albany
1959 Albany High grad

Janet Young Deming
Albany High Class of 1949

Catherine C Dunlap
Long – Time Resident

Susan Whitacre Emerson
1984 Albany High grad

Vena Pauline Flint
Started babysitting CoOp in the Village, Cornell PTA President

Herbert William (“Herb”) Foley
Albany High Class of 1937 Owner, Foley and Bonny Men’s Wear

Mark M Forrest
Albany High Class of 1969, Lived on San Carlos Avenue

Valarie Senne Frye
Former resident, Albany High Class of 1960

Sherry Harlan
Born in Albany, Albany High Class of 1972

Andrew William (“Andy”) Heffernon
educator, parent, strong supporter of Albany High track and field

Bob Hess, Sr.
Trainer at Golden Gate Fields since 1971

Roy E Hill
Albany High Class of 1952, grew up @ 913 Polk

Alan Hulbert
Albany High Class of 1964

Judith Innes
Professor Emerita City and Regional Planning

Dr. Eleanor M Luce
Psychiatrist with office at 1235 Marin from 1978 – 2009

Frank Lum
Age 100, retired butcher at Pic N Pac, Peralta Ave resident

Chris Machado
Attended Albany High in the 80s

Charles Eugene (“Gene”) Markley
Albany High Class of 1951

Margaret Williams Mealy
“In 1968…made a momentous move from conservative Albany…”

Patricia Ann Mengel
Founder, Ms McPhyzz

Marion Dunham Miller
Resident 1987 – 1991

Elaine Obando – Videa
Attorney and Zumba Instructor

Mary Brennan O’Regan
Moved to Albany from Kensington in retirement

Jared Peterson
Albany High Class of 1969

Jon Douglas Peterson
Scholar, athlete, writer, artist, and physician

Rita Bonanni Petti
Moved here in retirement

William Avery (“Bill”) Rich
Born in Albany 1939

Frank Robert Rinella
Built 636 San Pablo Avenue Owner, Joe’s Auto Glass 1968 – 2007

Elena Sannazzaro
Mother of graduates, Cornell Avenue resident, and secretary at Albany Middle School for 17 years

Gerald H (“Jerry”) Saurman
Former resident, 1954 AHS graduate, and avid car and motorcycle racer

Arthur (“Art”) Shimamura
Retired Psychology Professor, UC Berkeley

Paul Sonobe
Veteran, gifted gardener

Jonathan Neil Southwick
Born in Albany in 1937

Danny Souza
Long Time resident, 1962 Albany High grad

John Joseph Souza
Born In Albany, Albany High Class of 1960

Jackolyn Byl Stadtman
Returned to UC as an older adult to study infant attachment

Kevin McNorton Stanfield
Attended Albany High through 1998

Patricia Jean Swarz
Former Resident

Sgt. Virgil Thomas
Died of COVID, Pinole Police Department Albany officer prior to 1996

Larry Tognolini
Varsity Baseball player, Albany High Class of 1957, coach

Joyce Beryl Valli
Received Life Membership Award from PTA, Recognized by Camp Fire, Inc. for 64 years of service

Carmen Johnson Warren
Albany High Class of 1968

Victor Willard (“Bill”) Wray Jr.
Grew up at 1441 Thousand Oaks, Albany High Class of 1954