Obituaries • 03-07-13 PDF  | Print |  E-mail

BROWN, Bernice Joan

EACRET, Robert Eugene



GILES, Gloria Olga



PUSICH, Theresa


STONER, Robert

THEROS, Sam George

URISH, Anna Jane

BROWN, Bernice Joan, died peacefully at home on February 28, 2013. Bernice was born July 21, 1929, in Kansas City, Missouri. She was the wife of the late Reverend B.F. Brown. Her family always came first for Bernice. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Services will be held at The Chapel of the Chimes in Hayward on Thursday, March 7, at 10 a.m.

EACRET, Robert Eugene, died on February 20, 2013. He was born in Pontiac, Illinois on March 23, 1928, the son of James and Gail (Lambeth) Eacret. He graduated from Bradley University at Peoria, Illinois with a degree in mechanical engineering. He was married to Joan Rae Runge who died in 1974. They have two sons, Kreg and Warren. Robert married Grace Marting in 1979. Besides his sons, Kreg and Warren, he is survived by his grandchildren, Justin, Dylan and Jasmine; his wife, Grace, and her family; and 2 sisters, Jean Mabry and Marlene Wessels. There will be a memorial service at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Oakland on Sunday, March 17 at 2 p.m.

FIGUERIDO, Olivia, of San Leandro, passed away on Saturday, February 23, 2013, at age 94. Ms. Figuerido was a volunteer at St. Leander’s Church. A visitation will be held from noon to 5 p.m. tomorrow, March 8, at Santos-Robinson Mortuary, 160 Estudillo Ave., San Leandro. A chapel service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary.

FLUSCHE, Una Bill, 87, of San Leandro passed away on February 22, 2013. She was born December 18, 1925 in Alba, Texas. Visitation: Thursday, March 7 from 5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. with the Vigil Service at 7 p.m. at Holy Angels Funeral and Cremation Center at 1051 Harder Rd., Hayward. Funeral Friday, March 8 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Good Council Church, 2500 Bermuda Avenue, San Leandro. Interment to follow immediately after the mass at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery at 1051 Harder Rd. in Hayward.

GILES, Gloria Olga, of San Lorenzo, passed away on Thursday, February 21, following a brief illness. She was 100. A celebration of her life was held March 1 at Chapel of the Chimes in Hayward.

HARRINGTON, John  J., February 19, 1931 – March 3, 2013,  resident of San Leandro, was born in Cork City, Ireland where he met the love of his life, Anna Teresa O’Sullivan.  Together they moved to Oakland, married, and then settled in San Leandro. John worked at Kellogg’s Cereal Company from 1956–1991. He cherished his strong Irish heritage; he enjoyed all types of music and was an avid dancer. But his real passion was soccer where he spent many years as a player, founding member of the Hayward United Soccer Club, coach of the Bishop O’Dowd’s soccer team, as well as referee for many years. Johnny was also well known as a decorated boxer from the old country. Some of Johnny’s other interests were the Ancient Order of Hibernia’s (AOH), the St. Andrew’s Society, and member of St. Felicitas Parish. John was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Teresa; his oldest son, Sean; and his granddaughter, Christine. He is survived by his children, Catherine, Kevin and Theresa; his daughters-in-law Maria and Mara; his grandchildren, Richard, Shannon, Danny and Annalee; his great-grandson, Scott; brothers, George and Gerald; sister, Rita; and many nieces and nephews, extended family, lifelong friends, and teammates. Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 7, from 5 to 7 p.m., with a Vigil at 7 p.m. at Santos-Robinson Mortuary, 160 Estudillo Ave., in San Leandro. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, March 8, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Felicitas Catholic Church, 1650 Manor Blvd., in San Leandro, followed by burial at Holy Sepulchre in Hayward. Donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Services of the East Bay ( Arrangements made by Santos-Robinson Mortuary in San Leandro (510-483-0123,

MALKASSIAN, Joetta Kalakian, of San Leandro, passed away in Palo Alton on Tuesday, February 26, 2013, at age 70. A native of Oakland, Mrs. Malkassian worked for the family Kalakian Insurance Agency. Services were held March 5 at St. Vartan Armenian Apostolic Church in Oakland.

PUSICH, Theresa, of San Lorenzo, passed away on Thursday, February 14, 2013, after a two-year battle with cancer. She was 76. Mrs. Pusich was an accountant for St. Rose Hospital. A memorial will be held at Grissom’s Mortuary, 267 E. Lewelling Blvd. in San Lorenzo at 11 a.m. this Saturday, March 9.

ROSAAEN, Olga F., of San Leandro, passed away on Monday, February 25, 2013, at age 90. A native of San Francisco, she had devoted many years to Al-Anon. No services are planned.

STONER, Robert, of San Lorenzo, passed away on Monday, February 18, 2013, at age 72. A native of Montana, Mr. Stoners was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and a member of the Teamsters. A remembrance will be held at Guido’s, 991 Manor Blvd., San Leandro at 1 p.m. this Saturday, March 9.

STUART, Evelyn Lorna, of San Leandro, passed away at her home on Monday, February 25, 2013, at age 87. A native of Canada, Ms. Stuart had lived in the Bay Area for almost 70 years. A celebration of her life was held March 3 at Fairhaven Bible Chapel in San Leandro.

THEROS, Sam George, of San Leandro, passed away on Thursday, February 28, 2013, at age 90. There will be no services. Arrangements were made by Grissom’s Mortuary.

URISH, Anna Jane, March 15, 1924 – February 15, 2013, was born in Stanhope Iowa and was orphaned at the age of 14. She was separated from her siblings and was placed in several relatives’ homes. Anna put herself through college and became a teacher. She met and married “Bud” Urish on February 16, 1946. They moved to San Leandro in 1956 where she became a well-respected teacher for 30 years. She taught at Halcyon and Thomas Jefferson elementary schools in San Leandro and retired in 1986. Anna was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil “Bud” Urish; her brother, Noel LaSeur; and her sister, Francis Halverson. She is survived by her daughters, Mary Wilson (husband Steve) and Jane Potter (husband David); 3 wonderful grandsons, Keith and Kevin Wilson, and Scott Stimson; and 2 great-granddaughters. Anna was a woman of great faith. She loved teaching, singing and spending time with her friends and family. She will be greatly missed by all those who knew her.  Services will be held at her church, Bethel Presbyterian (14235 Bancroft Ave.), in San Leandro on Sunday, March 17, at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, she requested donations to Bethel’s food pantry or the charity of your choice.





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