Apr. 7, 1947 - Jul. 8, 2015
Meridian, Idaho, Formerly of Half Moon Bay
Jerry Donovan, longtime resident of Half Moon Bay, passed away in Meridian Idaho on July 8, 2015 after a long battle with cancer.
He served his country in the US Army and as a San Francisco Police Officer for 30 years. He also served as a Councilmember and Mayor of Half Moon Bay, Boardmember of Half Moon Bay Fire Protection District, and Director of the Coastside County Water District.
Jerry is predeceased by his first wife, Felicia. He is survived by his wife, Demery and her son, Michael Culum and his family; sons Sean, his wife Shannon, and Travis; sister Leone Van Leeuwen; 13 grandchildren; and many loving friends.
A Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 14 from 5:00 – 8:30pm at Miller-Dutra Coastside Chapel in HMB. A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, July 15 at 10:00am at Our Lady of the Pillar Church, 400 Church St, HMB. Interment will follow at Skylawn Memorial Park, San Mateo, CA.
In lieu of flowers, you may send donations to Girls Softball, PO Box 707, HMB, CA 94019, in the name of Jerry Donovan.
Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on July 12, 2015
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Thomas (Athanasios) John Bundros
Nov. 20, 1947 – Jan. 21, 2015
Resident of Gilroy
Tom Bundros was born in San Francisco to Mary and John Bundros in 1947. His family moved to Daly City where he was raised, graduating from Westmoor High School in 1965. During his youth, Tom was an electronics enthusiast and a Ham radio operator. Tom volunteered for the Marine Corps in 1966. While in Vietnam, he was a MARS radio operator, achieving the rank of Lance Corporal. After his honorable discharge in 1969, he moved to British Columbia, Canada where he met his wife, Tina. Tom started his family in Vancouver Island, working in forestry and as a TV/radio technician. In 1981, his growing family moved to the Bay Area, eventually settling in Gilroy. They raised their family in a rural setting; he greatly enjoyed raising sheep, growing fruit trees, and having a vegetable and flower garden. Tom began a long and successful career in Information Technology Systems Management at IBM (1981-2003), finishing his career at Hitachi and Nvidia and retiring in 2013. Tom was an very active member of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and taught Sunday school for over 25 years. He served 12 years as a Board Member of the Gilroy Unified School District and was a supporter of the performing arts in Gilroy. Tom was a deeply religious man and was very proud of his Greek Orthodox heritage. He possessed a great sense of humor, was extremely kind-hearted, and loved his wife and family. He loved the natural beauty of the countryside, especially the mountains of California and the Greek and Hawaiian Islands.
He is survived by his wife, Tina Bundros; his three siblings and their spouses, Greg and Teri Bundros, Parie and Blair Lambert, Chris and Shirley Bundros; his six children and their spouses, Pam Bundros, Zoe Bundros, Daphne and Wolfgang Schreier, Yani and Michelle Bundros, Andoni Bundros, Angeliki and Peter Menig; seven grandchildren, Adriann Bundros, Lucas Bundros, Marianna Bundros, Summer Bundros, Tomás Bundros, Josepha Schreier, Johanna Schreier; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Tribute to Gary Markman Class of 1965....by Mike Dirickson
Born 1947 Died circa 1968
Gary Markman was a great guy, I know that sounds cliché, but he was truly a classmate who you knew would make any given class a more fun place to be. I did not know Gary outside of school as we lived in different neighborhoods. But, I was fortunate enough to have had him in a number of classes at Westmoor. It was as a classmate that I got to experience his wit and sense of humor first hand. Gary was not a “class clown”, he was more of a commentator/analyst of what the teacher was opining on any given day. If he disagreed with the teacher, he would challenge her/him in a friendly humorous way. I remember enjoying the repartee between Gary and Westmoor’s finest; he truly had a talent for insight and humor. More than once I told him he should be in “show business”.
Gary was also one of the best dressed students at Westmoor, to qualify you had to wear a “V” neck sweater (purchased at Author’s or Paulsen’s in Westlake Shopping Center), with a heavily starched collared dress shirt underneath. I was envious of both his talent and his image.
Tragically Gary died way too early in life, you know the saying, “only the good die young,” certainly true in this case. He died as a result of an accident while attending a field trip during a class at CSM. There is a very large Gary Markman memorial globe in CSM’s library paying tribute to Gary. He has been and will be missed by those of us who knew him.
I was fortunate to reconnect with Kathy after one of the last combined WHS class reunions. She remained the same good hearted soul she was in DC, only wiser. She was a dedicated teacher, great artist and just an all around beautiful person.
I will remember the good times and her smile.
Sandy (Contreras) Tuohy
At the age of 63, Tom passed away peacefully at his home in San Carlos. He grew up in Broadmoor, Ca. where he attended Ben Franklin Middle School and Westmoor High School. Tom joined the Navy in 1967. After discharge in 1971, Tom worked for PG&E for 24 years. Following downsizing of PG&E, he was employed for 14 years at Hillsdale High School as Plant Manager and retired in 2008. Tom was a resident of San Carlos for 35 years. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Maureen, daughter Alicia, and son Thomas.
From Wayne Kimball,
Kevin was my brother-in-law (my wife Pat Cadigan Kimball was Westmoor class of 1967). He was a great father of four and grandfather of five. He was one of seven siblings, the first of which to pass away.
After high school, like many of us, he wound up in the military, picking the Marines, and spent part of 1967 &1968 in Viet Nam, something he did not discuss over the years.
Upon his return he met and married his wife of 39 years, Sharon. They spent their married years between Castro Valley, San Ramon, Rohnert Park, and San Diego. They finally settled in Rohnert Park after his medical retirement from his work as a civilian employee of the Navy.
This past Sunday, March 16th, the thrid year since his passing we celebrated his life along with my wife's birthday.
Kevin Michael Cadigan died at age 63. He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Sharon Cadigan; his children, Kristie, Sean, Ryan and Megan; his grandchildren, Aiden, Cein and Isabell Cadigan, and Alexi and Jaxson Bevacqua, and the family dog, Otis. He is also survived by his mother Winifred and was preceded in death by his father Jeremiah. He is the beloved brother of Cathy, Denis, Patricia, Noreen, Terry and Peggy and many nieces and nephews.