Issue:  Vol. 45 / No. 10 / 5 March 2015


Ralph James (RJ) Ballard

April 5, 1941 – January 30, 2015

Ralph James (RJ) Ballard died peacefully at home after a brief bout with lung cancer and is survived by his loving husband of 38 years, Billy Nunes.   Read more


Charles (Chuck) Roseberry

April 17, 1929 – February 19, 2015

Charles (Chuck) Roseberry passed away February 19, 2015 at the Veteran's Hospital in San Francisco after a long battle with cancer.   Read more



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