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ALHADATE, Elias “Tom” Jr.


HENRY, Douglas S.

MUEHL, Evangeline Lopez

ROMERO, Ignacita

ALHADATE, Elias “Tom” Jr., passed on Monday, August 6, 2012. Visitation will be on Thursday, August 9, beginning at 12 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and a Vigil Service will begin at 7 p.m. at Santos-Robinson Mortuary, 160 Estudillo Ave., in San Leandro. Funeral Mass will be on Friday, Aug. 10, at St. Felicitas Catholic Church, 1662 Manor Blvd., in San Leandro, beginning at 11 a.m. Entombment will be at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hayward.

DANIELS, Ruth D., passed away on Thursday, August 2, 2012, in Auburn, Washington. Ruth had been a resident of San Leandro for many years. A vigil service will be held at Santos-Robinson Mortuary, 160 Estudillo Ave., in San Leandro on Monday, Aug. 13, beginning at 7 p.m. A Chapel Blessing will be at the mortuary on Tuesday, Aug. 14, beginning at 10:30 a.m.  Burial to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hayward. Arrangements made by Santos-Robinson Mortuary in San Leandro (510-483-0123,

HENRY, Douglas S., of San Lorenzo, passed away at his home on Friday, July 27, 2012, after a long battle with cancer. He was 69. A native of Windsor, Ontario, Canada, Mr. Henry was a veteran of the U.S. Army who served as a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge for over 35 years and served as Master of the Lorenzo Lodge No. 709 in 1981 and as Master of the Acacia Lodge No. 243 in 1999. Services were held Aug. 5 at the Acacia Lodge in Hayward.

MUEHL, Evangeline Lopez, a former resident of Concord of 49 years, passed away peacefully at her daughter’s home in San Leandro on August 1, 2012. She was 87. Born in Scotts Bluff, Nebraska, Ms. Muehl was raised from infancy in New Mexico and considered herself a New Mexican native. Ms. Muehl moved to Richmond, Calif. to help family in 1942. She graduated from Richmond High School that same year and later became a Rosie the Riveter at the Richmond Shipyard. After the war, she became a Pacific Bell pbx phone operator. In 1947, she met a handsome young sailor at a bowling alley, and although he “couldn’t dance,” she consented to marry Michael Muehl in 1948. The wife of a Navy man, Ms. Muehl followed her husband to Great Lakes, Illinois; Coronado, Calif. and Alameda Naval Airstation, before settling in Concord. Always active, Ms. Muehl, learned to play the piano, decorate cakes and became an electronics assembler at Systron and Donner. She attended Los Medanos College and was a member of the Motion Picture Council, Mt. Diablo Woman’s Club, Fleet Reserve Association, California PTA and was an outstanding Girl Scout leader and Cub Scout Den Mother. She was community service minded and volunteered numerous hours to the Muscular Dystrophy telethon, the Adult Literacy Project and various political campaigns through out the 1970s and 1980s. Her hobbies included dancing and sewing. A lover of animals, she would often get up extra early to “cook the cats some oatmeal or eggs.” While known among family and friends as being a “spitfire,” Ms. Muehl leaves a legacy of strength, unconditional love and support. Predeceased by ex-husband Michael Muehl and daughter Kathleen Brown, Ms. Muehl is survived by her sons, Michael Muehl, Jeffrey Muehl and wife HuaMing Muehl; daughter, Lorine Bakowsky and husband Ted Bakowsky; grandchildren, Trina Meindersee Belleci, Jaizaah Muehl, Morgan Bakowsky, Diana Bakowsky and Holland Bakowsky; and many nieces and nephews in the Lopez and Muehl families. A celebration of life will be held later this month. In lieu of flowers,  donations can be made to the Manuelito Navajo Children’s Home, PO Box 58, Gallup NM 87305. Cremation arrangements handled by Grissom’s Mortuary.

ROMERO, Ignacita, of San Leandro passed away on Friday, August 3, 2012. Memorial Funeral Liturgy on Monday, August 13, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Felicitas Church, 1662 Manor Blvd. in San Leandro. Arrangements were made by Santos-Robinson Mortuary (510-483-0123,



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