Obituaries

Notable Deaths 2014

Shirley Temple Dies At 85 In Woodside Home

Shirley Temple, the curly-haired child star who put smiles on the faces of Depression-era moviegoers, has died. She was 85.

02/11/2014

Members of Oakland's Pacific Boychoir Academy practicing on December 9, 2013, ahead of a memorial for former South African President Nelson Mandela at the Washington National Cathedral. (CBS)

Oakland Boys Choir To Sing At Mandela Memorial In DC

An Oakland boys’ choir jetted off to Washington, D.C., Tuesday as invited performers at a national memorial event for former South African President Nelson Mandela on Wednesday.

12/10/2013

Former South African President Nelson Ma

Bay Area Mourns Mandela’s Death, 1990 Oakland Visit Remembered

Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president, died Thursday at the age of 95, more than two decades after he visited Oakland as part of a U.S. tour to rally support for anti-apartheid efforts.

12/05/2013

Marcus Allen #32 and Todd Christensen #46 of the Los Angeles Raiders walk out of the tunnel during the game against the Seattle Seahawks at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on October 25, 1987 in Los Angeles, California. The Seahawks won 35-13. (George Rose/Getty Images)

Former Raider Star Todd Christensen Dies At 57

Former BYU standout and Oakland Raider tight end Todd Christensen died Wednesday morning due to complications from surgery, BYU announced.

11/13/2013

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Former North Bay Lawmaker Patricia Wiggins Dies

Patricia Wiggins, a former state lawmaker who represented areas north of San Francisco for more than a decade, died Thursday.

08/15/2013

Doug Engelbart. (Stanford University)

Larry Magid: Remembering The Inventor Of The Computer Mouse

Doug Engelbart, the inventor of the computer mouse and developer of early incarnations of email, word processing programs and the Internet, has died at the age of 88.

07/03/2013

Actor James Gandolfini portraying character Tony Soprano. (Photo courtesy: HBO)

‘Sopranos’ Star James Gandolfini Dies At 51

James Gandolfini, who won three Emmys for his portrayal of Tony Soprano on “The Sopranos” television show, has died of a heart attack at age 51 while vacationing in Italy, according to HBO.

06/19/2013

Broadcaster Jerry Graham died in his Santa Cruz home on April 29, 2013, one day before his 79th birthday. (Jefferson Graham)

Former KPIX Personality, Broadcaster Jerry Graham Dies At 78

Longtime Bay Area television and radio personality Jerry Graham died on Monday, a day before his 79th birthday.

05/01/2013

Willie Mays speaks at a ceremony for his 80th birthday before the San Francisco Giants against the Colorado Rockies at AT&T Park on May 6, 2011 in San Francisco. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Wife Of Giants Legend Willie Mays Dies At 74

The wife of Hall of Famer Willie Mays, Mae Louise Allen Mays, has died. She was 74.

04/19/2013

Pat Summerall (left) and John Madden in the broadcast booth together for the last time at Super Bowl XXXVI at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, LA., February 3, 2002. (Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

Pat Summerall, Madden’s Longtime NFL Broadcast Partner, Dead At 82

Pat Summerall, the deep-voiced NFL player-turned-broadcaster who spent half of his four decades calling sports famously paired with John Madden, died Tuesday. He was 82.

04/16/2013

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