Redwood City Obituaries

Redwood City Obituaries

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  • 3 hrs ago | via The Campbell Reporter 

    Dennis Rocha dies; Laci Peterson's father

    Scott Peterson's parents Jackie Peterson, center, and Lee Peterson, right, and Scott's half-brother John Peterson, left, leave the San Mateo County Courthouse in Redwood City on Monday October 25, 2004 after Lee and Jackie testified during the ongoing trial of Scott Peterson. Crowds outside the courthouse after the verdict, November 12, 2004.

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  • Yesterday | via The Fresno Bee 

    Now they will be together again.' Dennis Rocha, Laci...

    People far and wide who were captivated by her murder remember Rocha in an emotional state when his 27-year-old pregnant daughter went missing at Christmastime 2002, weeping and pleading for her safe return. The remains of mother and child washed ashore in San Francisco Bay nearly four months later, and her husband, Scott Peterson, was convicted of double murder in 2004.

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  • Monday Dec 3 | via Tehachapi News 

    Lynne Small, 1943 - "2018

    Patricia Lynne Small, known as Lynne to her family and friends, passed away at her home in Tehachapi on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, at the age of 75, after a prolonged battle with ovarian cancer. Lynne was born on Oct. 22, 1943, in San Francisco, to Thomas and Edith Coughlan and was the elder of two sisters.

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  • Thursday Nov 29 | via Almanac 

    22-year-old killed by train in Menlo Park

    A 22-year-old man from Redwood City was struck and killed by a train in Menlo Park around 1 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24. According to Caltrain spokesperson Dan Lieberman, "It appears the individual that was struck fell into the train as it was moving." McElroy was apparently struck while the rear of the train was passing, and the conductor did not see it happen, Lieberman said.

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  • Nov 8, 2018 | via San Mateo Daily Journal 

    Reporters' notebook

    The city of San Mateo is launching a new graffiti removal program in which residents can report the unsightly markings through smartphones. Either use the app, mySanMateo, or call the 24-hour hotline 886-0766 to submit a removal request to Graffiti Protective Coatings, the city's new partner.

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  • Nov 3, 2018 | via San Jose Mercury News 

    Redwood City cops cleared in mentally ill man's death

    Four Redwood City police officers were justified in their use of a Taser and other force that contributed to the death of a mentally ill man earlier this year, according to a report. Written by San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe, the report offers new details about the clash between 55-year-old Ramzi Saad and officers Oscar Poveda, Daniel Di Bona, Brian Simmons and Matthew Cydzik on the evening of Aug. 13. Saad is one of three people who have died in San Mateo County in the past 11 months after being shocked with a Taser.

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  • Oct 31, 2018 | via San Mateo Daily Journal 

    Train crushes truck, one dead

    Peter Mootz/Daily Journal A tow truck driver from Broadway Tow in Redwood City hauls off the truck of Wayne Proia who was killed after he was hit by Caltrain at Ninth and Railroad avenues early Thursday morning. Peter Mootz/Daily Journal A tow truck driver from Broadway Tow in Redwood City hauls off the truck of Wayne Proia who was killed after he was hit by Caltrain at Ninth and Railroad avenues early Thursday morning.

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  • Oct 30, 2018 | via SFGate 

    Candy stripers: Are they for real? We went to find out

    Above: Volunteers Taylor Smith and Sophia Bouzid staff the information desk at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City. Below: Sequoia volunteer program supervisor Linda Darmanin shows an example of the candy striper outfit she wore in the 1970s.

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  • Oct 30, 2018 | via SFGate 

    Sequoia Hospital volunteers Taylor Smith and Sophia ...

    Above: Volunteers Taylor Smith and Sophia Bouzid staff the information desk at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City. Below: Sequoia volunteer program supervisor Linda Darmanin shows an example of the candy striper outfit she wore in the 1970s.

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  • Oct 26, 2018 | via San Mateo Daily Journal 

    Piecing together Redwood City's past

    Though history wasn't Ellen Crawford's favorite subject in school, the Redwood City resident has a passion for exploring stories from the past. As president of the Historic Union Cemetery Association, Crawford has spent years documenting the stories of those who lived and died in the city decades earlier by researching the headstones at the historic cemetery on Woodside Road just west of El Camino Real.

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  • Oct 19, 2018 | via San Mateo Daily Journal 

    Cemetery - haunting' scares up fun for adults in Red...

    Let the kids have Halloween stories - in Redwood City the adults have a chance for some spooky fun steeped in historic tales from a real-life graveyard. Under the full moon Saturday night, visitors to the historical Union Cemetery can take flashlight tours, learn their future through tarot card readings and indulge in the fun of dressing up at the second annual "haunting" fundraiser.

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  • Oct 17, 2018 | via San Mateo Daily Journal 

    Grieving family seeks answers after death

    The family of an 36-year-old unarmed man who died after an altercation with San Mateo County sheriff's deputies in Millbrae earlier this month held a news conference Tuesday after his memorial service to call for the release of all videos and other evidence in the case. Chinedu Valentine Okobi's family held a memorial service for him Tuesday morning, then joined civil rights attorney John Burris to call on the Sheriff's and District Attorney's offices to conduct a transparent investigation into the five deputies involved, as well as asking them to put a moratorium on the use of Taser stun guns by law enforcement in the county.

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  • Oct 11, 2018 | via San Mateo Daily Journal 

    Man who died after fight with deputies identified

    The man who died Wednesday after a fight with San Mateo County sheriff's deputies has been identified by the county coroner as Chinedu Valentine Okobi, 36. He was running in and out of traffic on the 1300 block of El Camino Real in Millbrae at about 1 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Sheriff's Office. Okobi then allegedly assaulted a deputy who contacted him.

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  • Oct 9, 2018 | via Inside Bay Area 

    Deputies identified after deadly struggle with Penin...

    The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday named the four deputies and sergeant who were involved in a deadly struggle with a 36-year-old Redwood City man last week. Chinedu Valentine Okobi died following the Oct. 3 confrontation on the 1300 block of El Camino Real.

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