Mill Valley Obituaries

Mill Valley Obituaries

Local obituary notices in Mill Valley, CA

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  • Wednesday | via The Jewish News Weekly 

    Jewish green cemetery in Marin expands

    Gan Yarok cemetery in Mill Valley - billed as the nation's first green Jewish cemetery when it opened in 2010 - is now even greener, having increased in size after a multi-denominational consecration ceremony on Aug. 9. The new section opened under the religious guidance of rabbis from three different denominations: Stuart Kelman, founding rabbi of Congregation Netivot Shalom in Berkeley; Gershon Albert of Beth Jacob Congregation in Oakland; and David Cooper, rabbi emeritus of Kehilla Community Synagogue in Piedmont. Gan Yarok uses no concrete liners or embalming fluid, and bodies are buried in plain wooden boxes, wicker baskets or biodegradable shrouds, allowing decomposition and a return to nature.

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  • Jul 11, 2018 | via Marin Independent Journal 

    Mill Valley artist Dana Draper dies at 78

    Dana Draper, an artist who served as chair of the Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival for five years, died June 28 at a San Francisco hospital after suffering a stroke at his Mill Valley home. He was 78. For the past 35 years, Mr. Draper and his wife, Ingrid Butler, shared a studio in the Industrial Center Building in Sausalito, working side-by-side making marbled paper and silk.

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  • Jul 6, 2018 | via Marin Independent Journal 

    Michael Painter dies; Mill Valley man behind new Pre...

    Mill Valley landscape architect Michael Painter, who re-envisioned Doyle Drive into the new Presidio Parkway that thousands of Marin commuters use daily, died of cancer at his home on June 29. He was 83. Mr. Painter worked on the gravesite of President John F. Kennedy and helped reshape San Francisco's Great Highway, but arguably his most noted work was the concept of the new Presidio Parkway, which opened in 2015, born out of the demolition of seismically challenged Doyle Drive. Born in Los Angeles, Mr. Painter grew up near Pasadena and attended UC Berkeley, receiving a bachelor's degree in landscape architecture in 1956.

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  • Jul 5, 2018 | via SFGate 

    Michael Painter, who conceived Presidio Parkway to r...

    Michael Painter, a Bay Area landscape architect credited with the vision of today's Presidio Parkway, died on June 29, 2018, at his home in Mill Valley. Michael Painter, a Bay Area landscape architect credited with the vision of today's Presidio Parkway, died on June 29, 2018, at his home in Mill Valley.

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