Friday, December 30, 2011

Patricia Leddy Moal

Patricia Aileen Moal Resident of Brentwood Passed away on Monday, December 26, 2011 in the presence of her loving family. Patricia (Pat) was born 1936 in Saint Cloud Minnesota to Floyd and Aileen Leddy and migrated to California while a young teenager. She is survived by her 3 children; Patrick (Cissy), Karen (Tom) and Mikael as well as 7 grandchildren. Pat married Donald Jones in 1955 and had her three children with him. Pat later married Rene Moal in 1986. Rene passed away in 1998. Pat worked as an administrative assistant for a variety of organizations including, Murray School District, City of Orinda, Safeway and Liquor Barn. Pat was happiest enjoying the company of family and friends. She had many friends throughout her life and always left her spirit with them. When Pat was diagnosed with cancer, she faced it with incredible dignity. Patricia's positive outlook enabled her to overcome many obstacles and live life to the fullest. Her passion was for her family and socializing with the many cherished friends she gathered throughout her life. Friends and family are invited to a service in the celebration of Pat's life on Saturday, December 31 at Brentwood Funeral Home, 839 First Street, Brentwood, CA at 11:00 AM. A reception will follow at Pat's home. Pat wished to quote Dear Abby in her obituary. "If you must bury something, let it be my faults, my weaknesses, and all my prejudice against my fellow man. "Give my sins to the devil. Give my soul to God. If, by chance, you wish to remember me, do it with a kind deed or word to someone who needs you. If you do all I have asked, I will live forever." Donations to NPR, Byron Kaleidoscope Organization, Hospice of the East Bay or a favorite charity are requested in lieu of flowers. Please visit for more information or to share your stories.
Published in Contra Costa Times on Decembe

Monday, June 20, 2011

Paul Cianfichi Obituary

Paul D. Cianfichi Oct. 28, 1936-June 14, 2011 Resident of Walnut Creek Paul passed away suddenly on Tuesday night, June 14. He graduated from Acalanes High School and UC Berkeley. Paul practiced architecture for many years and designed buildings on many college campuses in the area. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Wanda; his son, Steven, and daughter-in-law Lori; his son, Philip, and daughter-in-law, Lisa; and three much loved grandchildren. He will be missed by many family members and friends. Visitation will be held at Hull's Chapel in Walnut Creek on Monday, June 20 from 3-5 PM and funeral on Tuesday, June 21 at 10:30 AM at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Walnut Creek. Burial at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery following the funera

Monday, March 28, 2011

George Fortado's Obituary

George Allan Fortado Resident of Lakeport On September 25, 1935 George entered into this world, and on March 20, 2011, due to congestive heart failure complicated with pneumonia, this beautiful man peacefully left us. Born in Concord, CA, George was the only son of Eudora Lucille Finks of Maxwell, CA and George Anthony Fortado of Concord, CA. His amazingly colorful life contributed to his pleasant and affable demeanor, endearing him to friends, family and acquaintances galore. His loving family who mourn his passing include his adoring wife, Kathleen, his three sons with former wife Gloria Zilke Doherty, George Alan Fortado Doherty of Clearlake, Christopher Scott Fortado Doherty (deceased), and Randy (Pat) Fortado Doherty of Provo, UT, son with deceased wife, Cherron Randall Fortado; George Anthony Fortado of Kelseyville, and daughter of Cherron; Shelly Roderick of Sacramento, CA, and son and daughter of Kathleen, Melanie (John) Casey of Kilkee, Ireland and Stephen (Marybeth) Daly of Washingtonville, NY. Grandsons, Dylan Von Lahr of Santa Rosa and Michael Doherty of Provo, UT. Extended grandchildren, John and Joseph Feeney of CA, McKenna and Kimber Moreland of CP, Christopher, Allyson and Bryan Daly of NY, and Dylan Casey of Ireland. Brothers, Gene (deceased) and Jim Fowler of Umpqua, WA, sisters-in-law, Diana and Pat Fowler and many Fortado and Finks cousins throughout California. George's memorable adventures, exploits and achievements, accomplished on his own during his lifetime will be remembered by his loved ones and friends at a Celebration of his Life Memorial to be held at 1:00pm, Sunday, April 10, 2011 at the Lakeport Elks Lodge 2704 at 3775 Lakeshore Blvd., Lakeport. All family and friends alike are invited to partake in a tribute to this understated kind and loving, one-of-a-kind self made man who left us all too soon. Besides being Contra Costa All Star from Accalanes High School, George was the first Motorcycle Police Officer in Walnut Creek. He was in the Naval Reserve, a member of the Native Sons of California, the Lakeport Yacht Club, the No Name Car Club and the Lakeport Elks Lodge #2704. He will be sorely missed by all who were fortunate enough to know him. Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary (707)263-0357 / (707)994-5611 Published in Contra Costa Times on March 27, 2011