As we read the obituary at the San Jose Mercury News today, we pray for the soul of the many men and women who lived life to the fullest. May they rest in peace and may God be with them. We can also learn from the nature of their deaths.  Many factors contributed to long life, happiness and laughter, living with family and love of their career and life in general, exercised, consumed healthy foods, has less stress in life and many unknowns.

Tim died at 76 at his home surrounded by love ones as he battled adenocarcinoma. He was active in many non-profit boards and loved art.

Richard 1936 – 2017 died peacefully at 80 , was born and raised in Pendleton and was a top athlete from elementary through high school

Father Raymond  1935 – 2017 died after living with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy for the last several years. A retired priest and pastor.

Lisa 1962 – 2005 Brilliant, beautiful girl, you are so missed every single day.

Sara  1943-2017 passed away after a short illness. A California native and graduate of Chico State, she moved to San Jose in 1966. Although challenged by many medical conditions.

Joan 1933 – 2017 was married to Donald for 56 years until his passing.

Juventina 1922 – 2017 Resident of San Jose

Loretta 1934 – 2017 passed away after a lengthy illness.

Virginia 1928 – 2017 went home to the heavens to rejoin her husband Fred who preceded her in death by a year and three months. After a brief illness.

John 1947 – 2017 a Coastside native, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at his home in Half Moon Bay, CA.

Beverly 1927 – 2017 died peacefully at 89

Beverly 1953- 2017 passed away with her son at her side in her family home in MIllbrae.

Francis 1921 – 2017 passed away at 96.

Satoshi 1924 – 2017, 92, born July 21, 1924 in Hollister, CA and passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loved ones.

Jeanne 1927 – 2017 Resident of Sunnyvale, passed away at age 89.

David 1944 – 2017 Resident of San Jose As per his request no services.

Larry 1947 – 2017 was a loving husband, father and papa.

Anthony 1918 – 2017 99, went to heaven.

Peter 1949 – 2017 drowned while surfing near Waikiki. He survived childhood cancer and took advantage of his second chance. He was passionate about surfing and Shakespeare, music and his guitars, literature.

Anna 1915 – 2017 Resident of Carmel, passed away peacefully in her own home at Del Mesa Carmel.

William 1938- 2017 . In 62 years of marriage they raised and loved 8 children, 17 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren.

Sieglinde 1938 – 2017 passed away due to complications arising from kidney failure.

Virginia 1935 – 2017 passed away peacefully at Regional Medical Hospital in San Jose.

Thomas 1953 – 2017 passed away at his home.

Esley age 85 died peacefully in his sleep.

Burns, 85, passed away in Bend, Oregon.

Ralph 1926 -2016 passed away peacefully surrounded by his family

Edward 1959 – 2017 passed away after a courageous battle with lymphoma.

Robert 1923 – 2017 died ay 93.

Helen 1915- 2017 survived by 3 generations of grandchildren.

Joseph 1931-2017 , Korean War Veteran (U.S. Army), UCLA graduate in Orthotics and Prosthetics, VTA Light Rail Operator.

June 1930 – 2017 passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving children at age 86.

Phil 1930 – 2017 passed away at his home in Seaside, CA, at the age of 87.

Carolyn 1933-2017 passed away peacefully in Rathdrum Idaho surrounded by family and friends. Carolyn was born Oakland Ca,

William 1938 – 2017 passed away at home.

Joan 1938 – 2017 died after a long battle with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF).

Sister Catherine 1938 –2017 of Oakland

Frances died at age 100.

Richard 1936 – 2017 died peacefully at 80.

Father Raymond 1935 – 2017 died after living with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy for the last several years.

Robert 1933 – 2017 Bob leaves this world with a legacy of love and devotion.

Alba 1929 ~ 2017 passed peacefully at 87.

Donald Ph.D. was a Scientist, hiker, skier, US Army veteran, passed away at 92.

Gregory 1956 – 2017 passed away peacefully in his home

Mark 1972-2017 Mark Lunger, 45 years old …. Gone from us far too soon.  in Union Plumbing Trade

Patrick 1934 – 2017 He was 82 and suffered a stroke.

Doris 1923 – 2017 . She touched the lives of her family and friends through her easy going spirit and loving generosity.

Anthony 1934 – 2017 Resident of Los Altos , Anthony passed away peacefully.

Stephane 1965 – 2017 . He was 51.

John 1931 – 2017 Sunnyvale, California. John was born at home in Jersey City and passed peacefully from natural causes.

Robert 1932 – 2017 San Jose Our beloved father, husband, and family patriarch, Robert passed away at the age of 84.

Vasiliki 1919 – 2017 . She was born in Indiana and passed away. Vasiliki lived a varied and vital life having worked professionally as an opera singer and photographer.

Patrick 1954 – 2017 San Jose Patrick passed away suddenly.

Mark 1959 – 2017 San Jose, Ca

Alvinia 1935- 2017 Alvinia passed away in San Jose at age 81.

Alan 1935 – 2017 Las Vegas, NV

Roy Resident of San Jose Look out heaven here comes Roy. The force of nature that was Roy passed away on May 25, 2017 at the age of 91.

Jack 1930 – 2017 Hillsborough, CA Jackie “Jack” Ray of Hillsborough, California passed away peacefully on May 28th, 2017 at the age of 86.

David 1962 – 2017 Born in Orange, CA, passed away peacefully in Palm Springs following a courageous battle with cancer.