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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.

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in memoriam

Mohsene "Sam" Kaboudvand

Mohsene "Sam" Kaboudvand, 83, born June 14, 1933 in Tehran, Iran, passed away on February 18, 2017 in Tiburon, CA peacefully in his bed. A celebration of life will be held at Milano's Restaurant in Tiburon, CA at noon for good friends and family on April 8, 2017.


Francisco Cisneros

Francisco "Pancho" Cisneros, the chef at Guaymas restaurant in Tiburon from its opening day in 1986 until 2000, died March 4, 2017, of a stroke. He was 62.



Henry Edward Likas, Jr.

Born and raised in San Francisco, Harry attended Lowell High School and graduated from the University of San Francisco in 1948. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy as a medical corpsman aboard the escort carrier Sitkoh Bay.



















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