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Publication Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Obituaries Obituaries (July 20, 2005)

James Thomas Morton

Former Portola Valley city attorney

James "Jim" Thomas Morton of Burlingame died June 24 at age 86. Mr. Morton served as town counsel for Portola Valley from 1964, when the town was incorporated, until he suffered a stroke in 1996.

Mr. Morton was a graduate of Stanford University and received his law degree from the University of San Francisco. He was a partner in the San Mateo law firm of Wilson, Jones, Morton & Lynch until his retirement.

He was devoted to his church, family, the education of Native Americans, Catholic Social Services and underprivileged youth, say family members.

Mr. Morton is survived by his sisters, Mary Morton Tuck and Ann Morton Worth.

A memorial service was held July 9 at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Burlingame. Donations may be made to a favorite charity in Mr. Morton's name. Arrangements were under the direction of Crosby-Gray & Co.

Thomas P. Shine

Peninsula Building Materials employee

Thomas P. Shine of Menlo Park died unexpectedly at home on June 20. He was 59.

Mr. Shine, known affectionately as "T-Bone" or Tommy, was a graduate of St. Joseph's Elementary School and Menlo-Atherton High School. He served in the U.S. Army National Guard.

For 43 years he was employed at Peninsula Building Materials in Redwood City. He loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing, and trips to the family cabin in Placerville, say family members.

Mr. Shine was the son of the late Thomas E. Shine of Woodside and Nellie Skrabo Shine of Portola Valley. He is survived by his son, David Shine; stepdaughters Lisa Ford Linch and Stacy Ford Steele; aunts Ann Morey Goodwin, Eileen Skrabo and Betty Skrabo Barnett; and numerous cousins.

Interment took place July 9 at Holy Cross Cemetery in Menlo Park.

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