Obituaries • 07-05-12 PDF  | Print |  E-mail

BROWN, Betty

CARTER, Pastor Henry

DULLE, Karen Constance

DUTTON, Van R. Jr.

KAPLAN, John Winter

RAYMOND, Frank (Ronald) Jr.

TRAILLE, Betty Ann

BROWN, Betty entered into rest in the early hours of June 25th, 2012. She was born in San Francisco to Evelyn and Alfred Brown and lived in the Bay Area in her adult life. Betty’s career took her down many roads and she was a successful business person. One of Betty’s proudest achievements was obtaining her teaching credentials and working in various teaching positions for the Hayward Unified School District. Her biggest joy was playing and teaching piano. She not only taught her children how to play but the children in the neighborhood enjoyed learning from her as well. She also enjoyed playing at many retirement homes in the Hayward area. She adored her pets and had a terrific sense of humor by giving them names — the dog is known as “Funny Face,” cat’s: “Silly Ears” and “Goofy Toes.” She insisted that anyone who visited her HAD to acknowledge her “furry” children. Betty belonged to many organizations, including Order of Eastern Star, and numerous other social clubs. She was very active in the Mormon Church, specifically, Hayward 2nd Ward. She enjoyed sharing her musical talents, serving in a variety of callings, including ward chorister, relieve society pianist and ward organist. She loved to travel extensively and enjoyed many cruises and trips around the world, and shared her travels with her children and grandchildren. She is survived by her two sons, Forest (Chipper) Ramos and Bill (Skipper) Ramos; grandchildren, Shaun, Vanessa and Sarah; and her cousins, Matthew and David Kangas from the state of Washington. Service is to be held on Saturday, July 7, at 11 a.m. at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 26101 Gading Road in Hayward. In lieu of flowers, Betty wishes donations to be made to the American Cancer Society.

CARTER, Pastor Henry, of San Leandro, passed away on Thursday, June 21, 2012 at age 89. He is survived by his beloved wife of 69 years, Velvie Lee, two daughters, Elsie and Patricia, five grandchildren three great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends.

DULLE, Karen Constance, who lived in San Lorenzo for 50 years, passed away at Eden Hospital on Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at age 76. Born in Hollywood, Mrs. Dulle worked as a customer service representative. A private celebration of her life will be held by the family. As animals held a special place in Karen’s heart, the family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the East Bay SPCA. East Bay SPCA 8323 Baldwin Street Oakland, CA 94621.

DUTTON, Van R. Jr. of San Leandro passed on June 25, 2012. Dearly beloved husband of 45 years of Carmen “D” Dutton;  loving brother of Pat Griffin, and Gerry and Rich Nielson; loving father of Jodie Kepler and the late Patrick Green; devoted grandfather to Stephan Kepler; and caring uncle of Rory and Denise McHale, and Larry and Laurie Cook. Family and friends are invited to a celebration of Van’s life on Thursday, July 5, at 12 noon at San Leandro Community Center, 15301 Wicks Blvd., in San Leandro. Arrangements made by Santos-Robinson Mortuary in San Leandro (510-483-0123,

KAPLAN, John Winter, Jan 25, 1960 – July 1, 2012, Resident of San Leandro, passed away unexpectedly on July 1, 2012. He was born in San Francisco to John and Nancy Kaplan. He worked most of his life as an IT professional. In 2011, he earned his real estate license and was building a second career at the time of his death. He was a long-time volunteer at San Francisco Suicide Prevention and, more recently, Alameda County Crisis Line. He dearly loved spending time with his extended family, working on home-improvement projects, traveling and being at the front of the room. He was preceded in death by his mother, Nancy, and brother, Matthew. He is survived by his wife, Denise; his father, John; his brothers, Mark (Brenda) and Robert (Vickie); his adored nieces and nephew, Madeline, Lauren and Ryan; and numerous cousins and extended family. Visitation begins Thursday, July 5, from Noon to 8:30 p.m. with a Vigil/Rosary service commencing at 7 p.m. at Santos-Robinson Mortuary, 160 Estudillo Ave., in San Leandro. A Funeral Mass will take place Friday, July 6, at 10 a.m. at Church of the Assumption, 1100 Fulton Ave., in San Leandro. Interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations in his name to the Alameda County Crisis Line. Arrangements made by Santos-Robinson Mortuary in San Leandro (510-483-0123,

TRAILLE, Betty Ann, who lived in San Leandro since 1969, passed away peacefully a her home on Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at age 83. A native of Hurley, Wisconsin, Mrs. Traille was a wife, mother and homemaker. She and her family were members of Assumption Parrish. After her husband Albert retired, the Trailles enjoyed travel, especially visiting Reno and Lake Tahoe. A Mass was held July 2 at Assumption Church in San Leandro. Arrangements were made by Santos Robinson Mortuary, 160 Estudillo Avenue  San Leandro,



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