Sample obits

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Janet Lenore Vaughan (Malling) Ely, 1941-2019

The world lost a true giver when Jan Ely passed away due to complications from Alzheimer’s in Los Gatos, CA, December 26, 2019. She was 78. Jan had a warm heart, a gentle, playful spirit, and a radiant smile that made everyone around her feel …read more

Gerard C. Gold, 1962-2019

He was known as “G.” “G” for Gerard and “G” for Gold but also “G” for genuine, “G” for giving, “G” for “You good?”, the daily text he sent to those in his wide circle. He was a short man with a big presence. A …read more

Sheila Urbanetti, 1927-2019

Sheila Urbanetti used to say that the three most important things she’d done in her life were: 1) have her two children 2) separate from her husband 3) have her knees replaced. And in that order. That’s just how she was—all five foot, two of her: …read more

Charles Juenemann, 1949-2018

Charles Thomas Juenemann, educator, explorer, ponderer, and lifelong friend, died December 27 of a heart attack. He was 69.  Charles was a self-taught guitarist and pianist, a daily crossword puzzle doer, a mender (antique amplifiers and speakers, relationships). He was a book guy, a sports …read more

Ester Perrier Seguiti, 1943-2018

Ester Perrier Seguiti, friend and nurturer to many and a vibrant “jill of all trades,” died June 26, 2018 of a sudden heart attack while working in her garden in Andover, Vt. She was 74. Throughout her life, Ester repeated that she didn’t know what …read more

Robin Christopher Giles Thornton, 1929-2018

Robin Christopher Giles Thornton, scientist, conversationalist, and beloved father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, died of lung cancer in Eugene on March 8, 2018. He was 88. He will be remembered for his friendliness, curiosity, and his high intelligence, a combination that made for engaging conversations with …read more