Obituaries • 10-17-12 | Print |  E-mail

BIONDICH, Col. Donald M.

CURRAN, Geraldine

DAVIS, Ella Mae

DUSSAU, Edward George

MOON, Carol O. Franklin

BIONDICH, Col. Donald M., died suddenly on September 6, 2012, at the age of 78. Born in Helper, Utah, he had been a resident of Castro Valley for over 50 years. He is survived by Judy Lane, his wife of 53 years, and his daughter and grandson, Amy and Matthew Lindeman of Estancia, New Mexico. He was preceded in death by his son, Matt. Don not only ran a successful business but was also an accomplished pilot (He had been in charge of all air search and rescue for the State of California for four years during the 1980s.) He was also an avid motorcyclist, published writer and world traveler. He will be missed by many. A celebration of Don’s life will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 2490 Grove Way, in Castro Valley. Don was a great animal lover; so, in lieu of flowers, if anyone would like to make a donation in his memory, we would like to suggest Dusty Paws Rescue, P.O. Box 2794, Castro Valley, 94546, or any organization of your choice.

CURRAN, Geraldine, of Castro Valley, passed away on Saturday, October 6, 2012, at age 78. A native of Butte, Montana, Ms. Curran joined the U.S. Air Force as a flight nurse, aiding the active duty soldiers during the Vietnam War. She spent six years actively with the Air Force and as a reserve for over 20 years, finally retiring at the rank of Major. Geraldine worked in Oakland for both Kaiser Medical and the Army Navy Base. Her nursing career was active for over 53 years. A Mass was said Oct. 15 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Manteca.


DUSSAU, Edward George, of Castro Valley, passed away on Thursday, October 4, 2012, after a brief hospitalization. He was 92. A native of San Francisco, Mr. Dussau worked as an aircraft loftsman at the Alameda Naval Air Station for 37 years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of  World War II, serving as a Petty Officer, First Class. Services were held Oct. 13 at the Castro Valley Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints. Arrangements were made by Jess C. Spencer Mortuary.

DAVIS, Ella Mae Davis, 1925 – 2012, died peacefully in her Castro Valley home on October 7, 2012. A native of Minnesota, she came to California after serving during the WWII in the United States Marine Corp. Ella was a machinist at the Alameda Naval Air Station for over 20 years, building parts for airplanes. She loved to garden and shared that love teaching local 4-Hers. Ella shared her home with many pets over the years and was known as a soft touch in the pet world; she would show some of her treasured housecats at local shows. Ella’s greatest pride was her family. She is survived by her brother, Laurence Leui of Canada; her daughters, Carolyn Vane and Kim Piephoff of Castro Valley; her grandchildren, Heidi Killoran, Kimberley Brommer, David Vane II, Jeff Piephoff and Spencer Piephoff; her great-grandchildren, Miranda Brommer, Jordan Brommer, Jarod Brommer, Brenna Ann Killoran, Jack Killoran and Ella Ellsworth-Piephoff; and many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are asked to join us in a celebration of life at the Castro Valley Community Center on Lake Chabot Road at 12 noon on Saturday, Oct. 20.

MOON, Carol O. Franklin, December 11, 1927 – October 2, 2012. Carol Moon passed away on Tuesday, October 2, 2012, in Castro Valley at the age of 84. Carol was laid to rest on October 5, in Livermore, California. In lieu of flowers please send donations in Carol’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2065 W. El Camino Real, Suite C, Mountain View, CA 94040.




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