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Submitting an obituary

The Ark publishes information about deaths in two forms: paid death notices for which a fee is charged, and news obituaries that are prepared by reporters.

Paid death notices are advertisements, in your own words, and can be placed by filling out this form; follow the link for more information: Submit a paid death notice.

News obituaries are biographical sketches of the deceased that are prepared by reporters and published at the discretion of editors. Suggest a news obituary by sending an email to

in memoriam


Susan Hetherington

Susan Hetherington passed away New Year's Day 2018 after a long illness caused by Lewy-body disease, a form of Alzheimer's. She was well attended by her son Pete Campbell with visits from Jack Hetherington, her husband, and son Robert Campbell.



William Edward Asiano

William (Bill) Edward Asiano — husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and brother — passed away at the age of 90 on January 17, 2018, at his home in Tiburon, Calif.



Michael Keran, Jr.

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the death of our son Michael William Keran Jr., 48, on New Year's Eve, December 31, 2017 at 6:20pm.



Leon F. Willat

Leon F. Willat, a Marin County native, passed away on January 4, 2018, at the age of 99.






































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