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Obituaries: Nuclear Medicine Tech and an Island Native

Obituaries of Novato residents who have passed away

Genoveva Dias
Genoveva Dias


Obituary: Genoveva Dias, 93

Longtime Novato resident Genoveva Dias passed away in Petaluma on January 9, 2014 according to Legacy.com

Genoveva Dias was devoted wife of the late Manuel Dias. Cherished mother of Alda Mota (Liberto) and Eduardo Dias (Helen) all of Petaluma; Margarida Bennett (Ben) of Castro Valley; and Maria Ines Lamberton (Ian) of WA. Beloved grandmother of Robert, Elizabeth, Julie, Amanda, Jennifer, Greg, Maria, John, and the late Diane. Adored great-grandmother of Jeremy, Tyler, Oliver, Benjamin, Alyssa, Maya, Toby and Renee. Survived by two sisters, two brothers, and numerous nieces and nephews.

 Dias was born on the island of San Miguel, Azores. At the age of three months, she moved to MA where she spent the next ten years until moving back to the Azores. There, she met and married Manuel and raised her family. At the age of 43, she and her family moved to CA and settled in Novato where she has resided for the last 50 years.


Obituary: Louis Robert Pfrimmer, 62

Louis Robert Pfrimmer of Novato passed away January 6, 2014 according to Legacy.com.

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on March 8, 1951, Louis Robert Pfrimmer was a longtime resident of Novato. He passed away after an illness. He touched many lives with his gentle spirit and helping nature.

Since his dad was in the Navy the family moved frequently. Lou especially enjoyed living in Hawaii during some of his childhood. Later he finished high school in Chula Vista CA, and graduated college from San Diego State with a degree in science and business. Lou joined the Army and was trained at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center at Bethesda, Maryland.

After serving in the Army as a medic and Nuclear Medicine Technologist, Lou enjoyed a 21 year career at Novato Community Hospital as a Nuclear Medicine Technician. He took great and special care of all the patients he saw.

Louis is survived by his loving wife, Carol. Louis' brother Terence, and his parents Glen and Doris Pfrimmer predeceased him. He is survived by his aunt Paula Mungie of El Cajon, CA, sister-in-law Jan Pfrimmer of Santee, CA, and his aunts, uncles, and cousins, many of whom live in Montana.

Lou had many hobbies such as playing the piano, drawing, painting, reading, and traveling. He was active in the Society of Nuclear Medicine, attending conferences and workshops, to be current in his profession. His generous and loving spirit will be missed by all who had contact with him.







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