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ARRUDA, Reuben G.


CRADDICK, Bonnie June

DOMINO, Joseph


GOMEZ, Eleanor M. (Lee)

PAGE, Doris


STARK, Sherman

ARRUDA, Reuben G., a native of Hilo, Hawaii, who lived in San Leandro since 1960, passed away on November 27, 2012, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He is remembered and cherished by his wife, Laura Arruda; his daughters, Colette Posadas and Monica Escobar; son, Stephen Arruda; and his grandson, David Escobar, Jr. Mr. Arruda served his country in the National Guard for 18 years and worked at Sherwin Williams Paint Corp. for 42 years. Mr. Arruda loved to garden, ride motorcycles, fishing and boating. Services will be held at St. Felicitas Church in San Leandro on Friday, Dec. 7, at 11 am.

BLACKBURN, Robert A., August 7, 1920 – November 26, 2012, Resident of San Leandro, Robert passed away in Castro Valley at the age of 92 with his family at his bedside. Born in San Francisco and raised in Texas and Castro Valley, Robert also spent several years in Australia. He is preceded in death last year by his beloved wife, Kathleen. Kathleen and Robert enjoyed over 68 years of marriage after Bob was diverted while in route to the Philippines to Australia when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. Upon separation from the Army Air Corps, Bob worked at the Naval Supply Center in Oakland, retiring in 1977. Vacationing with his family, especially in Reno and Lake Tahoe were his favorite leisure activities. After a 10-year return to Australia, Kay and Bob came back to the States in 2004 to live out their lives, enjoying their grandson and great-grandchildren. Bob is survived by his daughter, Kerrie Anne Faria, and her husband, Greg; grandson, Jason Alan Faria; and great-grandchildren, Ysabella Natatlia and Sydney Theresa Faria. He is also survived by his nephews, Joshua John Hale, and his fiancée, Tegan Curtis; and James Cooper, whom all live in Australia. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 9 a.m. at Holy Angels Sorensen Chapel, 1140 B St., in Hayward; followed by the burial at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, California. In lieu of flowers, please send donations supporting Bob’s latest passion — the rescue of the Wild Horses of Nevada via Least Resistance Training Concepts, 11345 Silver Lane, Stagecoach, NV 89429. Arrangements made by Holy Angels Sorensen Chapel (510-581-1234, FD126).

CRADDICK, Bonnie June, of San Leandro, passed away on Monday, December 3, 2012, at age 65. A native of Oakland, she worked in computer programming most of her life. A visitation will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. today, Dec. 6, and a funeral service will be on Friday at 11 a.m., both at Jess C. Spencer Mortuary, 21228 Redwood Road, Castro Valley.

DOMINO, Joseph, of San Leandro, passed away after a long battle with cancer on Saturday, November 24, 2012. He was 89. A native of New York, Mr. Domino was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. After the war, he worked for the City of Oakland until he retired in 1977. A visitation will be held from noon until the funeral service at 1:30 p.m. on Friday Dec. 7, at Holy Angels Funeral Center, 1051 Harder Road, Hayward.

FREITAS, Jose D., of San Leandro, passed away in Madera on Monday, November 26, 2012, at age 81. Mr. Freitas was born in Portugal. A Funeral Liturgy was said Dec. 3 at St. Leander’s Church in San Leandro. Arrangements were made by Santos-Robinson Mortuary in San Leandro (510-483-0123).

GOMEZ, Eleanor M. (Lee), of San Leandro, passed away at Summit Hospital in Oakland on Monday, October 8, 2012. She was 87. Ms. Gomez was an accomplished artist and teacher of Tole and Decorative Art. Memorial services were held Dec. 1 at Grissom’s Chapel Mortuary in San Lorenzo

PAGE, Doris, May 4, 1926 – December 3, 2012. Doris passed away on Monday, December 3, at the age of 86. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Wesley; her son, Glen, and wife Bev; daughter, Janice Page; 4 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her son, Wayne; and grandson, Danny. Her grandfather owned Oakland Casket Company. Arrangements were made by Santos-Robinson Mortuary (510-483-0123).

SALSEDO, John A., of San Leandro passed away on Friday, November 30, 2012, at age 63. A Memorial Mass celebrating his life will be on Thursday, December 6 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Leander Church, 550 W. Estudillo Ave., San Leandro.

STARK, Sherman, of San Leandro passed away on Tuesday, November 27, 2012, at age 82. A Memorial Service celebrating his life will be on Saturday, December 8 at 11 a.m. at Santos-Robinson Mortuary, 160 Estudillo Ave., San Leandro (510-483-0123,



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