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Obit: Frank Robinson (1935-2019) MLB great, Giants Manager

BY MASON BISSADA Major League Baseball Hall-of-Famer Frank Robinson passed away Thursday at the age of 83. Robinson, a true trailblazer, was the first African American manager in Major League Baseball history and the only player to win the MVP Award in both the American and National leagues.  Former Giants …

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Obituary: Michael Craig Cusack (1949-2018)

Mike Cusack passed away on Tuesday December 18th, 2018. He was surrounded by his three loving daughters, two son-in-laws, his sister and his best friend of 55 years.  Mike was born in Modesto, to Mary and George Cusack on July 24th, 1949. He grew up in Pleasant Hill, graduated Pleasant Hill …

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Obituary: Jane Baird Silva (1923-2018)

Jane Baird Silva passed away October 10th surrounded by her family at the age of 95. She was born in St. Mary’s, Ohio to James Richard and Mabel Baird and was raised in Greenville, Ohio. Jane met Donald Silva, now deceased, while serving in the U.S. Marines (’43-’45) at MCAS …

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Obituary: Dorothy Masayko (1922-2018)

Dorothy Masayko, daughter of Pauline and Jacob Lorenz, passed away on August 5, 2018. Dorothy was born in Billings MT and attended the University of Montana. When the U.S. entered World War II, she volunteered for the Women’s Auxiliary Corps of the US Army. Near the end of the war …

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Obituary: Marjorie Anne Ross (1938-2018)

In March of 1938, Marjorie Anne Ross, a resident of Martinez, was born into the world in St.Paul, Minnesota, being the youngest child and second daughter of Louis and Mable Herschler. The family would eventually move to Indiana, whereupon she would enter Elkhart High School, and was imbued with Midwestern …

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Obituary: William H. ‘Bill’ Wainwright (1942-2018)

Well-known Martinez resident William H. ‘Bill’ Wainwright passed away on May 19 at his home after a 15-month battle with brain cancer. He was 75 years-old. A memorial service will be held at Grace Episcopal Church on Saturday, June 2, 2018. Although Wainwright spent his earliest years away from Martinez, …

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Obituary: Doris Greene (1924-2018)

Doris Greene passed away with her family by her side at John Muir Medical Center in Concord. Doris was born at home in Alameda but grew up in Port Chicago, California. She was one of two children from Jack and Mary “Bam” Pacini. Her younger brother Bob passed away in …

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