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Gene Abbott, renaissance man

12/09/2010
“You’ve probably seen the advertising campaign ‘the most interesting man in the world.’ Well, Gene was the most interesting man in the world,” said Luke McKann about his late friend Eugene “Gene” Abbott Jr., who passed away from aggressive brain cancer on November 24. “He was a brilliant teacher at...

Carol Rogers: 1933 - 2010

11/25/2010
West Marin lost a brilliant mind this month. Dr. Carol Rogers Osterberg, a renowned psychologist, jet setter and community leader, passed away in her sleep on November 3 in her Inverness home. Carol was a trailblazer who was able to raise four children while simultaneously earning a doctorate from the...

Arthur “Captain Nasty” Shelton, 1934 - 2010

11/04/2010
Arthur Shelton, sailor, jazzman and longtime Marshall fixture, passed away peacefully last month at the Country Villa medical facility in Petaluma. He was 76. Arthur was a big and stocky good-natured man who spent his last years looking down on his beloved Marshall community from his apartment over the boatyard...

Harold Genazzi, 1921 – 2010

10/14/2010
Point Reyes dairyman Harold Genazzi passed away on August 21, next door to the house he was born in 89 years ago. Harold was a reserved, conservative man that didn’t leave West Marin for the majority of his life. Close friends and family knew him as a loving husband and...

David “Clancy” McClure, 1952 - 2010

09/09/2010
David “Clancy” McClure was killed Tuesday, August 10, after riding his Indian motorcycle off the road in New Castle, Wyoming. He was 58. After losing the family ranch on Tomales Point in 1967, Clancy wandered the globe for decades before finding a new home in Edgerton, Wyoming. He was a...

Mina Bauer, 1942 - 2010

08/26/2010
Mina Bauer, an artist and a bohemian, lover of music, men, food, clothing, travel, politics and peace, passed away on August 17 at age 68. Peaks of rhapsody and valleys of darkness defined Mina’s life. “If Mina had anything to tell people, it was this: Enjoy every damn minute you’re...

Jerry Sanda, 1965 - 2010

08/12/2010
Jerry Sanda, a broadcast journalist, sailor and writer, lived a hard life. He was born to Harry and Doris Sanda on April 9, 1965 in Minot, North Dakota. Harry was a lineman for the local electric company. When Jerry was six, Doris died of a terminal illness. The death crushed...

Duane Irving, 1934 - 2010

08/05/2010
Most people remember Duane Irving driving his imposing three-quarter-ton Dodge diesel pickup around Nicasio, hay bales stacked 20-high in the bed. Heads turned to see his Australian Shepherd Bergie perched on top of the swaying alfalfa. A cowboy, father and founder of Halleck Creek Riding Club, Duane passed away at...

Joyce Livingston, Inverness artist and traveler

07/29/2010
For the last nine decades, Joyce Livingston lived a free life. A painter, photographer, writer and adventurer who continued to create captivating works of art until she passed away last week at age 91, Joyce filled her small Inverness home with relics, artifacts and arcana collected from her expeditions to...

Joyce Livingston, Inverness artist and traveler

07/29/2010
For the last nine decades, Joyce Livingston lived a free life. A painter, photographer, writer and adventurer who continued to create captivating works of art until she passed away last week at age 91, Joyce filled her small Inverness home with relics, artifacts and arcana collected from her frequent expeditions...

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