Pleasanton Weekly

Community Pulse - August 21, 2009

Obituaries

William F. Burns

William F. Burns died Aug. 5 at the VA hospital in Palo Alto at the age of 75.

Mr. Burns was born in Philadelphia in 1933 and attended Waynesburg University in Waynesburg, Pa. He spent many years working and traveling in the food distribution business and ultimately moved his family to Pleasanton, where his children were raised and he ultimately started his own food brokerage business. Once retiring, Mr. Burns moved to Jamestown where he has spent the last 20 years.

He is survived by children, Bill Burns Jr., Tim Burns and Kelly Capilla of Pleasanton; Mary Burns of San Francisco and Erin Burns of Brighton, England. He is also survived by his former wife, Patricia L. Burns of Pleasanton; and grandchildren, Kirk, Clint, Megan and Ainslee. He was preceded in death by his son, John P. Burns of Kau, Hawaii.

Services were scheduled for Aug. 14 at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church. Donations may be made to Boys Town, 14100 Crawford St., Boys Town, NE 68010, or Saint Rose Parish, 300 Kings Highway, Haddon Heights, NJ 08035.

Tomohito Kudo

Tomohito Kudo died Aug. 15 at the age of 18.

Mr. Kudo, a native of Japan, was born April 24, 1991 and was a resident of Pleasanton for the past seven years.

He attended Harvest Park Middle School and Amador Valley High School. He loved basketball, and especially Jiujitsu.

He is survived by his parents, Shinichi Kudo and Siewhong Toh of Pleasanton; and brother and sister, Takafumi Kudo and Shiori Kudo of Pleasanton.

There will be a service at a later date.

Comments

Posted by Carla Marschall, a resident of Birdland
on Aug 21, 2009 at 3:28 pm

I would just like to say I was very sad to hear of Tomo's passing. I remember him playing basketball and always having so much positive energy. Tomo was someone who was truly unforgettable. He will be missed greatly.

Carla Marschall


Posted by Rishi, a resident of Stoneridge Park
on Aug 21, 2009 at 5:02 pm

R.I.P Tomo We will always remember you.


Posted by Rishi, a resident of Stoneridge
on Aug 21, 2009 at 5:05 pm

I still cannot figure out what happened, I just don't understand it.


Posted by Ryan Triplett, a resident of Mohr Park
on Aug 21, 2009 at 5:21 pm

Tomo will be missed. It still seems almost unreal that he's gone.


Posted by Alex Spotnitz, a resident of Mohr Park
on Aug 21, 2009 at 5:40 pm

love ya man

RIP


Posted by Anonymous, a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Aug 21, 2009 at 6:12 pm

Rest his soul in peace.


Posted by Mav, a resident of Ponderosa
on Aug 21, 2009 at 9:17 pm

eighty-eighty's for life brother, rest in peace

-Mav


Posted by Cory, a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Aug 22, 2009 at 12:25 am

R.I.P Tomo, you were one of a kind. you'll always be remembered


Posted by Anonymous, a resident of another community
on Aug 22, 2009 at 8:18 pm

My condolenses to the families. How did this 18 year old die?


Posted by Anonymous, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 22, 2009 at 9:21 pm

(Comment removed by Pleasanton Weekly Online staff as innuendo, hearsay or specific accusatory information unsupported by facts.)


Posted by Rishi, a resident of Stoneridge Park
on Aug 23, 2009 at 4:21 am

The thing is, none of his friends including me, know about the cause of his death. I guess we will have to wait and see.


Posted by Anonymous, a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Aug 23, 2009 at 2:01 pm

Please respect the privacy of the Kudo family; refrain from treating the death of a human being as a mere curiosity.


Posted by Anonymous, a resident of another community
on Aug 23, 2009 at 9:11 pm

Geez, I think it's okay to READ on a forum about an 18 year old dying and wonder what happened. It's not exactly common. If the family wanted complete privacy the article should not have been written in the paper and / or posted online in the first place!


Posted by Rishi, a resident of Stoneridge Park
on Aug 23, 2009 at 10:41 pm

Yeah especially because he was one of my good friends, I at least want to know what happened......


Posted by Robert, a resident of Downtown
on Aug 26, 2009 at 9:46 am

RIP Tomo you were a good friend. We will all miss you.


Posted by resident, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 26, 2009 at 10:38 am

Our condolences to the Kudo family and especially to Taka, Tomo's brother. This is a real tragedy and our hearts are heavy with this sad news. Rest in peace, Tomo.


Posted by Anonymous, a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Sep 11, 2009 at 11:08 pm

(Comment removed by Pleasanton Weekly Online staff as innuendo, hearsay or specific accusatory information unsupported by facts.) What a sad, sad loss of a life...
R.I.P., poor Tomo ... you are in a better place ... and hopefully, in the loving arms of your Heavenly Father.


Posted by Ed Liu, a resident of Kottinger Ranch
on Sep 14, 2009 at 11:47 pm

I'm sorry to hear of Tomo's passing. I remember him as being somewhat shy around adults, but always had a group of friends around him. You could see he loved playing basketball and was always around the Harvest Park Gym. Unfortunately he never got the chance to develop his talents at the High School level and I know that was a disappointment for him. As a CYO coach I always tried to reach out to him and encourage him to work on his game. He was always respectful and willing to listen. I wished I could of done more. What a tragedy to see a life lost at such a young age. May the Lord's comfort and blessings be on him and his family.


Posted by Charlie Hunt, a resident of Birdland
on Sep 21, 2009 at 2:59 pm

Hello,

I remember you Tomo on the Harvest Park 8th Grade basketball team. You were taller and more skilled than most. You had an excellent jump shot for an 8th grader.

It's tragic that you are gone.

With respect.

Charlie Hunt


Posted by sarah, a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Dec 6, 2009 at 4:02 pm

I am so sorry to hear of his passing, he was a great person. My prayers go to his family.


Posted by shiori, a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jan 12, 2010 at 7:52 pm

hello as u know im his sis tomos sis i miss him and ask u to respect me and my familys privacy


Posted by never got to know you.., a resident of Del Prado
on Jan 23, 2010 at 9:30 pm

we barely knew eachother. we just recently started to bond. a friendship was being created .. may your soul be blessed. may your family stay strong. R.I.P.


Posted by Shiori Kudo, a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on May 31, 2010 at 8:09 am

Hello I am shiori please respect the being of tomos death we are mourning about every single day all my friends wont understand my pain but tomo my bro rip i love you with all my heat forever

-Shiori your sister


Posted by Michael Marschall, a resident of Birdland
on Jan 27, 2011 at 7:55 pm

I know this is late, but I still think about it. You were such a great friend. RIP Tomo, will always remember you.


Posted by Shiori Kudo, a resident of Hart Middle School
on Oct 1, 2011 at 3:45 pm

Hey Tomo!!! As your sis i just wanted to say I love and miss you so much. You were like the best brother i ever had. Mom, Taka, and Dad miss you so much. The Greatest time we ever had was when we were racing each other to see which one of us were faster. Now I am in middle school. R.I.P Tomo I love and miss you very much in fact i am crying right now.


-Your Sister, Shiori Lavender Kudo


Posted by Shiori Kudo, a resident of Hart Middle School
on May 8, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Hi Tomo, me again. I just again come down with a tragic loss of my friend, Ainsley Freeman. i miss u


Posted by Mike Lady, a resident of Stoneridge Park
on Oct 17, 2012 at 11:47 pm

Hey Tomo, I'm still thinking about the times we trained together and how you were always so positive that I would go "D1" and play football somewhere. Thanks for believing in me, man. You were right, I'm going to go "D1", but in things other than football. I'm praying for you and your family.


Posted by quinn, a resident of Vineyard Avenue
on Jun 20, 2013 at 11:51 pm

I could not believe it when I heard it those years ago. I'm sorry for writing on this so late but your friends and I still remember you and miss you and never forget all the awesome times we had. R.I.P. Tomo. You were always a great friend.


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