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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.

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in memoriam


Lucena (Cena) Whipple Bessolo

Lucena (Cena) Whipple Bessolo passed away peacefully at home in Tiburon, CA, after a short illness, on November 9, 2017.



Celia Ann DeMartini

Violist Celia Ann DeMartini of Tiburon died Aug. 29, 2017, at Kaiser Permanente Redwood City Medical Center following a massive stroke. She was 65.



Ann Scott Huntington

On November 8, Ann Huntington peacefully passed away from cancer, surrounded by her loving family. Ann was born and raised in San Francisco, CA. She graduated from the Katherine Delmar Burke School, then went on to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University, where she met and married Phillip West.

























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