[Marin County Obit Board]

Posted by cathy gowdy on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 08:49:19 :

Marin Independent Journal
Sunday, December 9, 1990

Earle William Deneau
Retired officer, chemist

Lt. Col. Earle William Deneau of Suisun Valley, a former Larkspur and Greenbrae resident, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 1990, at home after a long illness.

He was 69.

Lt. Col. Deneau was a native of Chicago. He lived in Larkspur and Greenbrae from 1962 to 1978, before moving to Suisun Valley.

He was a decorated fighter pilot and served three tours of duty in Vietnam. He retired from the military in 1970.

Lt. Col. Deneau had a second career as a chemist for 13 years with the U.S. Customs Department.

He was a member of American Chemical Society and the Green Valley Country Club.

Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Deneau of Suisun Valley; a daughter, Leonie Deneau of Fairfield; and three sons, Earle W. Deneau of Fairfield, Frederick G. Deneau of Fairfax and Daniel Joseph Deneau, stationed with the U.S. Army in Germany; a sister, Lois Kaiser of Rancho Cordova, Sacramento County; two brothers, Donald Deneau of Erin, Tenn., and Wayne Deneau of Morristown, Tenn.; and 10 grandchildren.

Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday at Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, 1850 W. Texas St. in Fairfield.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary.

Burial with full military honors will be at Mount Tamalpais Cemetery in San Rafael.

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A paid death notice in the Dec 8 paper adds that he retired from the Air Force in 1970.

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