Thomas Sehabiague II
Longtime Valley resident Thomas Sehabiague II passed away peacefully at his home in Glen Ellen on Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at the age of 94. He was the son of Thomas Sehabiague and Amelia R Sehabiague of France.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen Sehabiague, and survived by his daughter, Donna Sehabiague, of Colfax; his son, Thomas Sehabiague III, of Glen Ellen; and longtime family friend, Elaine Grignon, as well as many relatives and friends from his extended Amateur Radio family.
He was born and raised in San Francisco, which he often reminisced about. He spoke of following the lamp lighters as they lit the street lights when he was a child. He was drafted into the Army in 1941, where he quickly put his skills of radio and Morse code to use as an Intercept Operator in the American and Mediterranean Theaters of World War II. Upon returning from service as a master dergeant in 1946 he began farming pears, prunes and sheep with his mother, Amelie, on different farms in Marin and Sonoma before settling in Glen Ellen where he lived the rest of his life. Many thanks to all of his supportive friends and hospice team during these times. He will be a SILENT KEY that is well remembered and loved by all that knew him.
Family and friends are invited to attend a funeral service at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 3, 2011 at Duggan's Mission Chapel 525 W. Napa St., Sonoma, CA 95476.
Private interment will take place at a later date at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Colma.
Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Inquiries can be made to Duggan's Mission Chapel at 996-3655 or at www.duggansmissionchapel.com.