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Obituary: David A. King


David A. King March 20, 1962 – Jan. 9, 2017 Resident of Pleasant Hill David is survived by his mother, Ruth King, of Pleasant Hill, brothers Jack King (Roberta) of Martinez and Gary King of Pleasant Hill; three children, Nicole Moore (Jason) of Boise, Idaho, Kyle King of Boise and ...

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Nancy V. Peacock, 1946-2016

My Nancy

I lost my beloved Nancy Sept. 6. A resident of Martinez since 1980, she loved this town. She was an individual of wide-ranging talents, an acute intellect and a big heart, contributed much to her adopted home and received much love in return. Others might wish to enumerate all of ...

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Obituary: Jay Neal Archibald


Jay Neal Archibald April 24, 1942 – April 3, 2016 Jay Neal Archibald, a long time Martinez resident, passed away early Sunday morning April 3 with his wife Janet at his side after having suffered a massive stroke Friday morning. He was 73. Besides Janet, he is survived by son ...

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Family recalls life of resident Ray Raineri

Martinez resident and Sons of Italy member Ray Raineri. (COURTESY / On File)

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Ray Raineri, a Martinez history buff who helped spearhead the restoration of the Joltin Joe that formerly belonged to baseball legend Joe DiMaggio, has died at age 77. Raineri was chairperson of the Sons of Italy Diablo Valley Lodge 2167, fundraising ...

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Longtime local lawman Ed Duncan remembered

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Before the newly-sworn Martinez Police Chief Manjit Sappal took his oath and received his badge, he had a talk with Edward R. Duncan, the longtime Martinez resident whose law enforcement career brought him to Richmond where Sappal also had been employed. ...

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Michael L. Alford

Mike Alford

Michael L. Alford July 6, 1943 – May 22, 2015 Resident of Martinez­­­­ Michael L. Alford, 71, of Martinez, passed away on Friday, May 22, 2015. He was born July 6, 1943, in Martinez, the only son of Budd and Mary Alford. Mike attended Saint Catherine of Siena School before ...

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