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Jessie Wong Echavia
May 2, 1925 - May 9, 2021
Pleasanton, California
Jessie Wong Echavia, 96 years, passed peacefully on Mother’s Day, May 9, 2021 at San Ramon Regional Medical Center. She lived in Pleasanton for over 55 years and most recently resided at Rosewood Gardens, Livermore. Born to Bing “Harry” and Lena (Tom) Wong, she shared her childhood years with her siblings in Oakland Chinatown. She attended Lincoln School and Oakland Technical High School...

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Corrine Mavridis
May 1, 1934 - May 3, 2021
Pleasanton, California
Corrine Mavridis was born to George and Despina Natseos on May 1, 1934 in Astoria, OR. She grew up in the logging camps of Naselle, WA where her parents were cooks for the loggers. Around age 18, her family moved to Portland, OR, where she continued to live until she married in 1961. She passed away in her home on May 3, 2021 after a brief battle with illness. Corrine is survived by her husband of...

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Nino Pompilio
June 20, 1933 - May 2, 2021
Pleasanton, California

Tags: veteran, sports

Nino Pompilio passed away on 5/2/21 at the age of 87. Nino was born June 20, 1933 in the Bronx, New York City to parents who had immigrated from Italy. He lived in "Little Italy" and immediately after WWII ended moved to Queens, NYC where he attended Middle School and graduated from Richmond Hill High School. He attended The College of Engineering at NYU in pursuit of a Metallurgical Engineering D...

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Nancy Ann Stevens
Jan. 3, 1949 - April 27, 2021
Twain Harte, California
Born and raised in Sacramento, Nancy and her wife Patricia lived in Pleasanton before retiring to Twain Harte in 2016. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Chico State College. After college she worked as a botanist, a park ranger at Muir Woods and an auto mechanic. She began her 30-year long career at AT&T in pole climbing school to be an installer and she retired as Project M...

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Bill Selway
Dec. 8, 1946 - April 14, 2021
Pleasanton, California

Tags: business

Heaven didn’t know what they were getting Wednesday, April 14, 2021 when Bill Selway walked through the Pearly gates. We imagine he got teary-eyed when he found his mother Margaret, father Roy Selway and brother-in law Eric and his friends. He probably had them laughing in seconds and organized a party. But Kathryn Steinberg, his mother-in-law, would be wary of Bill’s tricks. Bill was a pranks...

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James (Jim) Anthony
1934 - April 13, 2021
Pleasanton, CA

Tags: veteran

Jim passed away 8 days after his 87 birthday with his devoted wife, Donella, always by his side. Jim was born in Petaluma and raised in Oakland. He attended Fremont High and graduated in 1952. After a short stint working for Southern Pacific, he was drafted to the Army where he served in France as a truck driver. He loved to tell his family about his time driving around Europe. Upon his return fro...

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Pamela Lynn Chestnut
Nov. 19, 1951 - April 7, 2021
Astoria, Oregon

Tags: business

Pamela Lynn Chestnut died peacefully, surrounded by friends, family, love, and light, in the wee hours of the morning on April 7, 2021, just as a light rain began to fall, in Astoria, OR. After a few years challenged by ovarian cancer and its effects, she is finally at rest and at ease, and surely enjoying a regained freedom and wholeness that she lacked in her final time on Earth. Pam is surv...

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Joan Marie Van Cleave
May 28, 1930 - April 3, 2021
Pleasanton, California
It is with great sadness we announce that Joan Van Cleave, 90, of Pleasanton, Calif., passed peacefully in her sleep on April 3, 2021. She was a daughter, sister, mother, and great grandmother who firmly rooted her life around family. Joan was born on May 28, 1930 to Joseph Bertino and Mary Nounnan in Los Angeles, Calif. Shortly after graduating high school, she welcomed her first and only chil...

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Stella K. Burkes
July 29, 1927 - April 2, 2021
Pleasanton, CA
Stella was a beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great-great grandmother. She sadly passed away at the age of 93 after an unexpected, short illness. She was predeceased by her husband, Lee, daughter Liz, and sons Kenny and Tommy. Stella is survived by her children, Ida, Chuck, Gary and nephew Sonny Murphy, as well as many grandchildren, great and great-great grandchildren. S...

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Stephen Anthony Kalthoff
June 29, 1940 - March 31, 2021
Livermore, CA

Tags: business, public service

Stephen was born in San Francisco during the summer of 1940 to parents Hazel Garatti Kalthoff and Herbert Kalthoff. Stephen’s family eventually moved to San Leandro to be closer to his extended Italian-American family in Pleasanton and Livermore. He grew up largely in the vineyards and wineries of Pleasanton, including his grandfather Frank’s eponymous Garatti winery. A curly haired young boy,...

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Teresa McCarthy McKinsey
Oct. 14, 1947 - March 27, 2021
Pleasanton, CA
Teresa McCarthy McKinsey, affectionally known as “Terri” and “GMa Terri,” passed away peacefully on March 27, 2021 after a sudden illness. She was 73 years old. Born October 14, 1947, in Oakland, CA, to Francis and Barbara McCarthy, Terri was five-years-old when the family relocated to Palo Alto, CA. She lived in Palo Alto for 63 years, graduating from Palo Alto High School in 1965 and obt...

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Tom James Silva
Jan. 9, 1942 - March 26, 2021
Pleasanton, CA
Tom James Silva, retired public utility serviceman and life long resident of Alameda county died March 26, 2021. He is survived by his devoted Wife, Sharon Silva, Daughter and Daughter-in-law Amy & Erin McCann, and 1-year-old Granddaughter Piper James McCann, Brother and Sister-in-law Allen and Sandy Silva, nephews Todd and Jim Silva. Tom was born January 9, 1942 in Oakland, Ca. He was the youn...

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Patty Dickerson
April 6, 1947 - March 23, 2021
Pleasanton, California
Patty Pfardresher Dickerson passed away peacefully at home surrounded by the love and care of her family on March 23, 2021, reuniting with her parents, Frank J. Pfardresher and Margaret “Peggy” Henderson Pfardresher. Born April 6, 1947 and raised in the Arden Park neighborhood of Sacramento, Patty graduated from University of the Pacific and became a Clinical Laboratory Scientist. She move...

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Jean Patricia Cole
April 22, 1938 - March 23, 2021
Pleasanton, California
Jean Patricia (Jean) Zoernsch was born on 22 April 1938 in Chicago, IL to William Frederick and Elizabeth Mary (Kerr) Zoernsch of that city. Her sister, Sandra Lynn (Sandy), was born five years later. At the age of 16, following her sophomore year in HS, Jean’s family moved to San Jose, CA where she completed high school and attended San Jose State University. Majoring in Primary Education and w...

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Mel Nelson
July 12, 1936 - March 16, 2021
Pleasanton, California

Tags: veteran, business

Melvin "Mel" Peter Nelson left this world to join his heavenly father on March 16, 2021 from his home in Pleasanton, CA at 84 years old. He was born July 12, 1936 in Oakland, CA to Carl & Viola Nelson. After attending Hayward High School, he served in the U.S. Navy, first in the Reserve, and then in Active Duty, a Radioman Petty Officer 3rd class. Once honorably discharged, Mel put his strong work...

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Mary Ann Gregory
April 26, 1948 - March 15, 2021
Fair Oaks, CA
Mary Ann passed away peacefully at Mercy San Juan Hospital in Carmichael, California on March 15, 2021 at age 72. She was born on April 26, 1948 in Livermore, California to Manuel and Marie Santana. She grew up and enjoyed her childhood in Pleasanton, living only a few blocks from the town’s Main Street District. She attended and graduated from Amador Valley High School in 1966 and went on t...

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Tom Drengacz
July 27, 1956 - March 10, 2021
Colusa, California

Tags: sports

Born in Chicago, IL to Florence and Frank Drengacz, the youngest of 3 children. At age 6, Tom’s family moved to Baltimore, MD then to Pleasanton, CA. Tom spent his youth in rural Pleasanton in the 1960s, exploring creeks, riding bikes and going on adventures with his close friends. He stayed close to many of them for the rest of his life. In high school, hang gliding became Tom’s passion. He ...

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