Notable Passings 2012

Artist Thomas Kinkade Dies In Los Gatos Home

Artist Thomas Kinkade, whose brushwork paintings of idyllic landscapes, cottages and churches have been big sellers for dealers across the United States, died Friday.


Warren Hellman

Philanthropist Hellman Mourned At San Francisco Memorial Service

A memorial service is being held Wednesday for San Francisco financier and philanthropist Warren Hellman, who died Sunday at the age of 77.


Warren Hellman

San Francisco Financier, Philanthropist Warren Hellman Dies

San Francisco financier and philanthropist Warren Hellman died Sunday at the age of 77, according to news reports.


Defensive tackle Chester McGlockton #91 of the Oakland Raiders looks on during the game at the Oakland/Alameda County Coliseum on October 22, 1995 in Oakland. (George Rose/Getty Images)

Stanford Assistant, Former Raider Chester McGlockton Dies

Chester McGlockton, a four-time Pro Bowl defensive lineman who emerged as a talented assistant coach and mentor at Stanford, died Wednesday. He was 42.


Lafayette Crosses (photo courtesy SFGate)

Owner Of Lafayette War Memorial Site Dies

Longtime peace activist Louise Clark, who owned the property on which the “Crosses of Lafayette” war memorial was built, passed away Sunday at age 86.

CBS San Francisco–08/22/2011

Santa John Toomey seen a decade ago as Macy's Santa (CBS)

‘Santa John’ Remembered At San Francisco Memorial

A bar in San Francisco celebrated Christmas in August on Friday night to remember the life of “Santa” John, who passed away last week.

CBS San Francisco–08/05/2011

Santa John Toomey seen a decade ago as Macy's Santa (CBS)

Memorial Set For San Francisco’s ‘Santa John’

A longtime San Francisco Santa Claus will receive a final sendoff this week as friends and fans come together to celebrate his life.

CBS San Francisco–08/02/2011

Santa John Toomey seen a decade ago as Macy's Santa (CBS)

Famously Fired Santa Found Dead In San Francisco Hotel

A man who gained fame when he was fired from his job as Santa Claus at Macy’s Union Square last year for telling off-color jokes and then rehired to preside over a local toy drive has reportedly died.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–07/29/2011

Former First Lady, Betty Ford is escorted out of the Rotunda after viewing the casket of her husband, former U.S. President Gerald R. Ford, as his remains lie in state in the U.S. Capitol January 1, 2007 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Former First Lady Betty Ford Dies In SoCal Home At 93

Betty Ford, the former first lady whose triumph over drug and alcohol addiction became a beacon of hope for addicts and the inspiration for her Betty Ford Center, has died, a family friend said Friday. She was 93.

CBS San Francisco–07/08/2011

Matt Fong. (AP)

Former California Treasurer Matt Fong Dies

Former California state treasurer Matt Fong, a Republican who lost a challenge to Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer, died Wednesday after a four-year battle with skin cancer.

CBS San Francisco–06/01/2011




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