Tag Archives: Obituary

OBITUARY: Kathleen Margaret Essa, Sept. 5, 1964 – Feb. 9, 2019

OBITUARY: Kathleen Margaret Essa, Sept. 5, 1964 – Feb. 9, 2019

Kathleen Margaret Essa passed away Feb. 9, 2019 in Eureka after a brave battle with cancer. She was born Sept. 5, 1964 in St. Petersburg, Florida to Don and Shirley Bardella, who predeceased her. Kathleen graduated from Eureka High School in 1982 and received a master’s degree in history from Humboldt State University. She previously

OBITUARY: Katherine Kiyoko Uemura January 30, 1988 – January 30, 2019

Katherine Kiyoko Uemura January 30, 1988 – January 30, 2019 Katherine passed away suddenly at St. Joseph Hospital from complications stemming from a congenital heart defect.  She bravely underwent multiple heart surgeries in her life. We were blessed with her warmth, adventurous nature and the occasional bouts of rascally temperament. She was a lifelong resident of Arcata.

Obituary: Francis Gregory Stafford, Feb. 9, 1948 – Oct. 10, 2018

Greg Stafford, game designer, mythologist, shaman, father, husband, brother, and friend, died as a result of a cardiac event in Arcata, Calif., Oct. 10. He was 70. Prompted by a tarot card reading, Greg founded The Chaosium (later Chaosium, Inc.) in 1975. The company quickly became known for its innovative game design and quality, publishing

Obituary: Geri Francine van Emmerik, 1960 – 2018

Geri Francine van Emmerik, age 57,  passed away Sunday, Sept.  16, 2018 at her home in McKinleyville with her husband Otto and family by her side.  She had been diagnosed with Stage IV Lung Cancer in October of 2015 which she valiantly fought until the end.   Geri was born in Los Angeles, California, on

OBITUARY: A Deautiful Difference

On Sept. 4,2017, Patricia L. Koutouzos passed away as a result of complications resulting from her massive stroke in 2014. This Celebration of her life is a memorial to her. In every aspect of her life, Pat combined a sensitivity and spirituality that many of us responded to. She saw in herself, and in all