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Susan Storch, 1939 – 2011, remembered

03/03/2011
Suzanne Storch, a woman much loved in West Marin and the numerous places she traveled, passed away last month from cancer. She was 71. Suzanne’s life was filled with triumph and sadness. A brilliant entrepreneur, Suzanne led an accomplished and tremendous life. “She loved the community. She loved people. She...

Nancy Ducey, 1948 – 2010

01/27/2011
Nancy Ducey, a San Geronimo Valley woman whose tender touch reached everyone in her community, passed away from breast cancer on January 17. She was 62. Nancy was a happy person. She loved to laugh, even as she was struggling to beat her illness. For decades Nancy worked to help...

Robin Miller, Point Reyes family man and pillar, 1955 – 2010

01/20/2011
Longtime Bolinas resident Robin Miller passed away on December 20 from lung cancer. He was 55. Robin was a devoted husband and father, who abandoned his native Texas for the beauty and people of West Marin. “Robin was a wonderful guy. He was always there for us,” said friend Linda...

Missy Patterson, 1927 – 2010

01/06/2011
Rosalie “Missy” Patterson, a caring mother of 11 who lived with ferocity and purpose, passed away on December 19 at age 83. Missy was a pillar of the community, speaking up for the less fortunate and voicing her opinion with blunt honesty. She worked for 28 years as a receptionist...

Bill Booras, Point Reyes Station artist, 1919 – 2010

12/23/2010
Bill Booras, a masterful artisan, skilled photographer and perennial adoptive father, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, December 8 from probable lung cancer. He was 91. While no shrinking violet—he was an Army man that enjoyed his evening cocktail—Bill was a consummate gentleman who lived by an unyielding code of standards...

Mary Moser, linguist, artist and friend

12/16/2010
Mary Moser, a woman with a passionate exuberance for life and radiant joie de vivre, passed away on December 3 at her home in Inverness. A fierce survivor, she had been dealing with cancer for more than 12 years. When Mary had a fall the day after Thanksgiving, she thought...

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...

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