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San Francisco Chronicle
Friday, September 28, 2001
D 7

GAINES, Benjamin Francis -- Passed away 09/19/2001 in Rohnert Park. Age 93 yrs. He is survived by his wife of 50 yrs, Lillian; daughter Melody, (John Weybrew)of San Francisco; son Paige (Eileen); and grandchildren Adam and Allison of San Anselmo and many nieces and nephews. His career in the newspaper business and public relations spanned half a century. After serving in the U.S. Maritime service during WWII, he worked on the Sacramento Bee, S.F. News and the Oakland Tribune and at the SF Municipal Railway and SF International Airport until his retirement. A longtime resident of San Francisco, he had lived in Rohnert Park for 15 yrs. At his request, no funeral services will be held. Donations may be made to hospice or a favorite charity. Arrangements thru the Neptune Society Of Northern Ca 2607 Santa Rosa Ave Santa Rosa Ca 95407 (707)-525-9700,

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