Obituaries

John L. McBride

13 February 1918 - 15 June 2017

Long time Bay Area resident John L. McBride passed away June 15, 2017 eight months shy of his 100th birthday. He lived a long and fully engaged life - having sailed the South Seas as an eighteen year old sea scout in 1936, serving as a flight instructor in the Army Air Corps during World War II, working briefly for ARAMCO and United Airlines before embarking on a 31 year career at the East Bay Municipal Utility District in Oakland.

Bonnie Hollis Jarrard

16 August 1927 - 12 June 2017

Bonnie Hollis Jarrard, 89, died peacefully on Monday, June 12, 2017. She was predeceased by her parents, Ethel Williams Hollis and Raleigh William Hollis; and by her sister, Anne Exline. Bonnie is survived by her daughter, Melissa and her husband, Nidal; her grandson, Eric and his wife, Amber.

Fred W. Squires

11 June 2017

Most beloved Fred W. Squires passed peacefully on June 11, 2017 as a result of a stroke. Born in Los Angeles in July 1933, he was raised in Miami and graduated in 1951 from Miami Edison HS, where he participated in sports and was a member of the BF's.

John Wheeler

15 January 1929 - 11 June 2017

John Wheeler, surrounded by loving family, passed away from complications of Parkinson's disease. He was in the U.S. Airforce from 1946-1949. In 1953, he graduated from Texas A&M as a geological and petroleum engineer.

Dorothy Ann Albrecht McCarthy

13 March 1944 - 9 June 2017

Dorothy taught in Dhahran elementary schools from 1976-1981 and was a Dhahran Girl Scout leader. In 1981 she moved to Houston, Texas with her husband, Duane and continued teaching until 1993. While teaching in Houston, she was awarded the Crystal Apple Teacher of the Year. She is survived by her husband and children Kristi and Daniel.

John David Yarbrough

15 December 1939 - 4 June 2017

John David Yarbrough, age 77, Architect, of Austin, Texas, passed into eternal rest on June 4, 2017. Davis is survived by his younger brother Robert M. and wife Beth Yarbrough of North Carolina, and preceded in death by his parents, John H. and Frances Marie Fagala Yarbrough, of Dallas, Texas.

Jon Dwight Markham

22 June 1940 - 30 May 2017

Jon Dwight Markham, 76, of Lake Leelanau, passed away May 30, 2017 at Munson Medical Center. Jon was born June 22, 1940 in Odessa, Texas the son of Dwight "Pete" Laborn Markham and Marian (Strange) Markham.

Syed Mahmood Ali

31 January 1933 - 30 May 2017

Syed Mahmood Ali (#71274) passed away peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 in his home in Karachi, Pakistan. Syed Mahmood Ali was born in Hyderabad India in January 31, 1933.

John Stephen Sawran

27 August 1948 - 27 May 2017

John Stephen Sawran, age 68, of Lake Mary, Florida passed away on Saturday, May 27, 2017. He was born August 27, 1948, in Syracuse, New York, the youngest son of the late William and Anna (Snihur) Sawran.

Harold Vernon Roberts

8 October 1929 - 25 May 2017

Harold Vernon Roberts, age 87, passed away peacefully at his home in Houston, Texas, following a short illness. He was known as "Dad" or "Grandpa" to his family and close friends, and was a self-made man.

David Michael Owen

29 October 1957 - 23 May 2017

David Michael Owen, 59, of Dhahran, Saudi Arabia died Tuesday, May 23, 2017 near Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Mildred Ruth Mirabella Ferrando

5 October 1928 - 12 May 2017

Mildred Ruth (neé Mirabella) Ferrando of Sonoma, our beloved family matriarch, passed away on Friday, May 12, 2017, she was 88. Mildred (Millie) was born in Brooklyn, New York on October 5, 1928.