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Mario J. Zuffinetti, Lt. CMDR USN Ret US Navy
Donna Zuffinetti January 22, 2014 at 07:21 pm
“The love of a family is life's greatest blessing” I'm sorry uncle Mario that I didn'tRead More have a chance to tell you how much I loved you and how much I will miss you every day.
Russ Kerr, the barber whose shop on Locust Ave. has been a fixture  in Mill Valley for more than 40 years, died on July 9, 2013. Photo courtesy Kerr family.
tomeason July 17, 2013 at 07:36 pm
I always enjoyed my visits with Russ; got a haircut from him every month. Russ was a throw back toRead More a time when there were real barbers in real barbershops. He'll be sorely missed.
Steven V Bacon July 22, 2013 at 12:15 pm
I am grateful to have known Russ and will remember him with Joy!
Stephen Tracy July 27, 2013 at 09:29 pm
I will miss Riss. He cut my hair from '83-'88. Always told me he would retire to Montana. HadRead More his pulse on the times and youth in particular. Memo to parents; Russ knew more about your kids than you did! For me personally Russ was a special character. A rational thinker, a sympathetic ear and one, who when asked, would dispense some very sound advice. Not just a barber, Russ was much more to many people; especially the kids of Mill valley and interlopers from Sausalito like me. Love you Russ. Drinks are on me wherever you are.
Ray Manzarek at the 142 Throckmorton Theatre in 2011. Courtesy Lucy Mercer.
Lou Judson May 21, 2013 at 08:39 am
I engineered the CD with Michael McClure and Ray, and having them in my home studio for a few mixingRead More sessions was a pleasure, and I felt in the presence of greatness and courtesy. Ray loved my wife's homemade bread and marmalade, and was a gentleman through and through. We miss him. Here's a ten minute trip worth taking with him: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoRFAbdmKD4 and a track from the CD Piano Poems, with Larry Kassin on flute: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnqVez_ZCWk
Jim Welte May 21, 2013 at 11:57 am
Thanks Lou - that was fantastic.
Greenbrae resident Hans Roenau, a veteran of the Dipsea races and a prolific photographer, died on May 19, 2013. He was 84.
Harris May 21, 2013 at 11:40 am
http://vimeo.com/48018237
Sierra Salin May 21, 2013 at 09:40 pm
Bon voyage Hans. I'm glad to have known you.
Kirke Wrench May 22, 2013 at 09:30 am
I only met him a dozen times when we were photographing the same event for different newsRead More organizations, but I always enjoyed our brief chats. He seemed like a wonderful and kind man, as well as an outstanding photographer. I will miss him.
Jean April 18, 2013 at 12:33 am
I' m "so wicked pissed" along with you, Cate. Thanks for your personal and sympatheticRead More description of the attitudes and actions of your Boston community. Riding the Green Line past Copley will from now on give way to a silent moment or two.
Dave Lecuyer April 18, 2013 at 12:56 am
You really captured the moment. Beautiful writing.
Scott Rubin from Mathnasium April 18, 2013 at 11:13 am
Cate, hope you did not have any friends or family directly affected by the bombing.
Janna Barkin March 16, 2013 at 01:03 pm
Beautiful eyes. May her memory be for a blessing.
Franklin Carter March 16, 2013 at 06:14 pm
She was as her name suggests. She was a beautiful girl both inside and out. I'm am so sorry for thisRead More tragedy, for her family and those who loved her. And, for those who are still in the hospital, pray they recover fully to live life, remembering it is a gift that can be taken away in the blink of an eye.
Carol X January 30, 2013 at 01:24 am
How terrible. Was she in Vermont or New Hampshire?
MH January 30, 2013 at 12:09 pm
Please see the article in the Manchester (NH) Union Leader at www.unionleader.com for details.
The Keiki Clubhouse January 30, 2013 at 03:56 pm
My heart goes out to all those that loved her. May each of you find some peace after a horrible actRead More and terrible loss.
Bob Silvestri October 27, 2012 at 11:44 pm
Prop 30 and Unfunded Mandates. Things are not what they seem.Read More http://millvalley.patch.com/blog_posts/prop-30-and-unfunded-state-mandates
Donald P. Bowden August 5, 2012 at 10:32 pm
No, I did not take lessons from Anne, but I and a friend did interview her for our high schoolRead More newspaper, Exeter, California, in 1948! And later when I taught at Terra Linda High School, I had her daughter Carrie as a student in history and government class; and got to meet Anne again. Many thanks to a kind person, and a very excellent student. A real pleasure. Thanks, Don Bowden
Derek Wilson July 24, 2012 at 04:37 pm
Pat McDonough was one of the reasons Mill Valley's schools have such a great history. He was moreRead More than a books-and-tests guy. He spent time with the students just having fun and making friends. We'll all miss our good friend.
Rebecca Chapman July 24, 2012 at 06:07 pm
mr. mcdonough brought me joy upon joy each time i was sent to the principal's office during 7thRead More & 8th grades. whenever my friends torture me with stories about my screaming tears (after not being particularly nice to my teachers, obviously), i am often brought back to those lovely moments of learning to right myself, however temporarily, with so much patience guiding me back towards calm. thank you, dear man.
Chrissy MajorTheran March 28, 2012 at 03:22 pm
Chuck was such a gentle giant in Novato – he will be missed – he will not be forgotten.
Bill McDill March 28, 2012 at 03:53 pm
Chuck was truly one of the good guys. He always had a smile on his face, a good word, and anRead More intelligent opinion, rare commodities nowadays.
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