Walnut Creek Death Notices

Some of the people with connections to Walnut Creek who have passed away recently

Byron Carr King, a resident of Walnut Creek, was raised in North Hollywood. He was an Eagle Scout and attended UCLA, earning a degree in business administration. He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II, participating in the battle for Okinawa. He worked for 37 years for Pacific Bell, managing business operations among other assignments. He was an elder and president of the Board of Deacons in the Presbyterian Church. King died on Nov. 17 at the age of 90.

Dorothy Rosenberg, a resident of Walnut Creek, grew up in the Bronx. She taught in public schools in New Jersey for more than 30 years, retiring at the age of 76. She moved to Walnut Creek nine years ago to be close to her daughter. Rosenberg died on Nov. 19 at the age of 92.

Mary Looney Strawser, a resident of Walnut Creek, was born in South Dakota. She was financial secretary for Hillcrest Congregational Church in Pleasant Hill. She also taught sewing in Contra Costa Adult Education programs. Strawser died on Nov. 15 at the age of 84.

Ruth Waite, a longtime resident of Walnut Creek, received her nursing degree in 1934 and worked in that profession into the 1980s. After retirement, she volunteered with Blue Cross/Blue Shield of California. Waite died Nov. 21 in Bend, Oregon, at the age of 99.


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