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ENDRES, Robert Lloyd

FERGUSON, Shirley Marie


LEDEUX, Michael “LeVooDoo”

LUSTER, Wilson Ray

SCHREIJER, Johanna “Betty”

STASHIK, Lucille A.

WATKINS, Wilma Mae

YOTHERS, Chester D.

BRUSSTAR, Helen L., longtime San Leandro resident, quietly passed away after a brief illness. She was buried on Nov. 13 at Chapel of the Chimes next to her husband Bill. She will be missed by her daughter Lenette, son Bill (Edie), granddaughters Lisa and Chris, grandson Brian, four great-grandchildren and many other loving relatives. A memorial gathering to celebrate her life will be held at a future date.

CABRAL, Ruby L., of San Lorenzo, passed away on Thursday, November 8, 2012, at age 89. Mrs. Cabral was manager of the San Lorenzo School District cafeteria for 30 years. She was active in the Moose and Eagles clubs and was a volunteer at Kaiser Hospital. Services were held Nov. 14 at Holy Angels Funeral Cremation Center in Hayward.

ENDRES, Robert Lloyd, age 31, passed away on Saturday, November 10, 2012 in San Leandro. He was born on September 5, 1981 to Glenn and Kathleen (Kelly Duncan) Endres. Robert was a student of Chabot College and a receptionist in a veterinary hospital. Robert will be forever remembered for his beautiful smile, gregarious and vibrant personality, and his unique ability to make friends anywhere. His favorite pastime was reading books. Robert strived to improve his spiritual soul through daily prayer and practice in Buddhism. Left to honor Robert’s memory are Rob’s mother, Kathleen; his dad, Glenn; step-father, Marty Duncan; sister, Kimberly; and former partner in marriage, Dennis. He also leaves behind special relatives including his Aunt Merri, forever friend Melody, and a huge and vast collection of friends and family across the state. Services for Robert have yet to be determined and those who knew him well will be notified when necessary. The family of Robert would like to remember the good times and all the wonderful memories of a young man taken from our world much to soon. In the infamous words of Robert himself… “Keep On Smilin.’”

FERGUSON, Shirley Marie, of San Leandro, passed away on Saturday, November 3, 2012, at age 89. Mrs. Ferguson was a native of Wisconsin. Services were held Nov. 10 at Epiphany Lutheran Church in San Leandro.

GALLAGHER, Frank J., born May 24, 1930, passed away November 8, 2012, at age 82. He is survived by his loving wife Rachel and his children Mary (Craig) Hall and Joe (Darla) Gallagher, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Leander’s Church, 550 West Estudillo Ave., San Leandro. Burial was at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Oakland. Arrangements made by Santos-Robinson Mortuary, San Leandro, (510) 483-0123,

LEDEUX, Michael “LeVooDoo,” resident of San Leandro, born October 18, 1964, passed away on November 5, 2012, at age 48. A get-together will be held on Nov. 17 at the LeDeux home.

LUSTER, Wilson Ray, who formerly lived in San Leandro, passed away in San Andreas on Friday, November 2, 2012. Services were held Nov. 10 at Farmington Memorial Park in Farmington, Calif.

SCHREIJER, Johanna “Betty,” born in Indonesia on May 28, 1922, and a resident of San Leandro for over 40 years, peacefully passed away on November 11, 2012 surrounded with family by her side. She was a woman with many talents and enjoyed gardening, cooking, sewing, painting, music and dance. She is survived with much LOVE by her daughters their spouses/partners: Toeti and Vic Meyer, Nini and Cyrus Fouts, Eva Ferouge and Bob Dicken, and Johanna and Roy Doral; her son, Gerard Schreijer; grandchildren, Randy Taylor-Weber, Candace and Aaron Thompson, Tasha Fouts, Brandy Fouts, Deanna and Joe Florendo, Melissa and Rick Baca, Nicole and Gus Garcia, Jason and Christy Van De Graaf, Andrea Doral, Michelle Doral, Kirk and Leti Doral, Justin and Stacey Schreijer, and Andrew and Rachel Schreijer; great-grandchildren, Rowan and Annaka Thompson, Michael Taylor-Weber, Brandon and Nick Garcia, Kayla, Noah, Mia and Samuel Doral, Faye and Rene Florendo, Grace, Kate and Jane Baca, and Brinly, Magee, Nolan and Finnigan Schreijer. Join her family at St. Felicitas in San Leandro on Tuesday, Nov., 20, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. Betty’s family are deeply grateful for all the love and care of the Oak Creek staff in Castro Valley. Thank you for all your hard work, love and patience. Donations may be made in her name to: Alzheimer Association, American Heart Association or American Cancer Society.

STASHIK, Lucille A., died in her San Leandro home on September 12, 2012, at age 97. In her own words, “she was the family link to the past, a voracious reader with an enormous sense of adventure, world traveler, compassionate and kind.” Born in Berkeley, she was raised in San Francisco. Even after moving to Berkeley to raise a family, Lucille was always a San Franciscan at heart. She regularly attended the opera, symphony concerts, stage shows, and enjoyed the cultural aspects of “The City” including museums, exhibits, dining out and shopping. She was a resident of San Leandro since 1991. Married in 1945, her beloved husband, Henry, died in February, 2008. She is survived by her two sons, John and David; and her sister, Marjorie. Lucille worked for Alameda County as a medical records secretary at Highland Hospital, a job she truly enjoyed. She stayed until retirement in July, 1980. An avid explorer, during vacations and after retirement she began traveling. Tours took her near and far, exploring California, the nation and world. Many of these excursions were with the retired employees of Alameda County. Upon returning from her many trips, she would always create a scrapbook of photos and notes outlining the tour. Lucille was a life-long learner. A quote she lived by: “Live all you can; it’s a mistake not to.” That she did. Even at 97, she used a computer for e-mail and research. Donations can be made to Save the Redwoods League. Her ashes will be scattered in San Francisco Bay.

WATKINS, Wilma Mae, passed away on November 7, 2012, in San Leandro at age 92. Wilma was born in Sacramento but was a longtime resident of San Leandro. She is survived by her daughter, Gayle Powers of Hayward, and her son, Lawrence (Larry) Powers of Klamath Falls, Oregon. She left two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She wrote occasional articles and poetry for San Leandro newspapers, contributed to the development of the Roller Skating Park in San Leandro and was well known to downtown merchants. No service will be held at her request.

YOTHERS, Chester D., who owned Plaza Pharmacy in San Leandro for many years, and later, Abreu’s Pharmacy, also in San Leandro, passed away at his Castro Valley home on Tuesday, October 30, 2012, at age 94. A celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, in the chapel of Neighborhood Church, Castro Valley, with a reception to follow.



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