Obituaries
Obituaries • 02-26-15 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
BIANCHI, Violet M.
COHN, LaRue
FOSTER, Shirley B.
FREITAS, Robert S.
GOTTARDI, Alice J.
GRISSOM, Annie L.
GRUGGEL, Ernest
GUTIÉRREZ, Maria Rocha
JAMERSON, Marilyn D.
LORE, Anthony Joseph “Tony”
MARTIN, Leonora A.
OHANESIAN, John “Johnny O”
PIMENTEL, Serafim C.
ROBBINS, Elvera L.
RUGGIERO, Mary
RYAN, James F.
SOER, Claudia E.
SOULIS, William “Bill”
WAIDLER, Mavis B.
YAN, Po Pui

BIANCHI, Violet M., passed away February 23, 2015 at age 99. Interment will take place at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hayward. Arrangements made by Grissom’s Mortuary, 510-278-2800.

CASTELLANOS, Raquel, of San Leandro, passed away on Monday, February 16, 2015, at age 77. A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. John’s Church in San Lorenzo on Feb. 20. Arrangements made by Grissom’s Mortuary, 510-278-2800.

COHN, LaRue, passed away on February 20, 2015 after a short illness. She was born July 17, 1926 in Atlanta, Texas. She met and married Samuel Cohn and moved to San Francisco. They had three sons: Ron of Hillsboro, Oregon; Gerry of Foresthill, California; and Jeff of San Leandro. She is also survived by two sisters, Pat and Jobina, both of Atlanta, Texas; 5 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. She is preceded in death by her other sisters, Sybil, Wanda and Joyce; and her brother, Billy. She met Frank Perez later in life and spent 20+ years with him. She enjoyed playing poker with her friends, reading, bowling, watching her beloved A’s, and enjoying time with her family. Family and friends are invited for the viewing at Chapel of the Chimes, 32992 Mission Blvd., in Hayward on Thursday, Feb. 26, from 5 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Chapel of the Chimes on Friday, Feb. 27, at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice. Mom, we will miss you very much.

FOSTER, Shirley B., passed away February 19, 2015  at age 95. Visitation will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, February 27 at Grissom’s Mortuary, 267 E. Lewelling Blvd., San Lorenzo. The Graveside service will begin at 11 a.m. with interment to follow at Lone Tree Cemetery in Hayward. Arrangements made by Grissom’s Mortuary, 510-278-2800.

FREITAS, Robert S., of San Leandro passed away on February 23, 2015 at age 87. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 3, at Santos-Robinson Mortuary, 160 Estudillo Ave., in San Leandro from noon to 8 p.m. with a vigil service beginning at 7 p.m. A procession will leave the mortuary for St. Leander Church at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 4, for a 10:30 a.m. Funeral Liturgy. Burial will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Arrangements made by Santos-Robinson Mortuary, 510-483-0123

GOTTARDI, Alice J., passed away February 23, 2015 at age 76. Services were provided by Grissom’s Mortuary, 267 E. Lewelling Blvd., in San Lorenzo, 510-278-2800,

GRISSOM, Annie L., passed away February 19, 2015 at age 89. Visitation will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with the service at 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 27, at Grissom’s Mortuary, 267 E. Lewelling Blvd., in San Lorenzo. Interment will follow at Mt. Eden Cemetery in Hayward. Arrangements made by Grissom’s Mortuary, 510-278-2800.

GRUGGEL, Ernest, passed away November 28, 2014 at age 68. A Memorial service will take place Saturday, Feb. 28, at Grissom’s Mortuary, 267 E. Lewelling Blvd., in San Lorenzo, 510-278-2800, at 1 p.m.

GUTIÉRREZ, Maria Rocha, born on April 20, 1933 in Jamay, Jalisco, México, Maria, at 81 years young and a resident of Oakland, died February 18, 2015 in Visalia, California due to pulmonary complications. Daughter of Camerino Rocha and Soledad Aceves, Maria was married in Sinaloa, Mexico in 1952 to José Ascención Gutiérrez who preceded her in death in June 2009. A loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she loved to design her own clothing among many other things. Maria worked as a seamstress for many years for The North Face in Emeryville. She also worked at Del Monte cannery (Alameda and Emeryville), and retired from See’s Candies (South SF). Maria enjoyed being around her family. Those who knew her well knew that she preferred to take life lightly and with a grain of salt. She loved to laugh and was full of life. Maria lived in Oakland for over 35 years. She loved to sing and dance. She was the life at parties and was kind to everyone she met. Nothing made her happier than spoiling her loved ones. Maria was catholic and enjoyed attending Sunday mass at The Cathedral Christ the Light in Oakland with her daughter, Yesenia, and her three grandkids, Roman, Emilio and Melina. She is survived by her 8 children, Elvira, Felix, Mario, Héctor, Mirella, Soledad, Jose Jr. and Yesenia. Maria was preceded in death by her son, José Salvador in November of 2005. Maria was the proud grandmother to: José Osvaldo, Katidia, Nydia, Erik, Denise, André, César, Lilia, Felix (preceded in death), Paola, Marlene, Eduardo, Juan Carlos, Mario Jr., Gabriela, Gabriel, Cintia, Hector, Magali, Yasmin, Celina, Leslie, Iván, Fabiola, Eduardo, Belén, David, Carina, Diana, Diego, Isabella, Andrés, Román, Emilio and Melina (plus a few dozen great-grandchildren). “The loss of my mother has caused me to express what my heart cannot hold silent. I admit my weakness: Grief has become my dreaded companion, for things feel okay only for a split second until the suffocating darkness of reality settles upon my soul.” Thank you to all who made my mother’s life better by being her friend, helping her, making her laugh, and for loving her. From our family to yours, love one another and cherish each moment like there’s no tomorrow. Warmly, The Zamora-Gutiérrez Family of Sheffield Village. (Services were already held.)

JAMERSON, Marilyn D., passed away February 3, 2015 at age 62. Visitation will take place Thursday, Feb. 26, at Beth Eden Baptist Church, 1183 - 10th St., in Oakland from 10 to 11 a.m. The service will start at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Rolling Hills Cemetery in Richmond. Arrangements made by Grissom’s Mortuary, 510-278-2800.

LORE, Anthony Joseph “Tony,” of San Lorenzo, passed away on Monday, February 2, 2015, at age 62. Mr. Lore worked for many years at NUMMI before going into business for himself in Middletown. Memorial services were held Feb. 28 at the IDES Hall in San Leandro.

MARTIN, Leonora A., of San Leandro passed away on February 24, 2015 at age 89. Visitation will be on Saturday, Feb. 28, at Santos-Robinson Mortuary, 160 Estudillo Ave., in San Leandro from 1 to 6 p.m.  and Sunday, March 1, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. with a Chapel Blessing beginning at 4 p.m. Arrangements made by Santos-Robinson Mortuary, 510-483-0123.

OHANESIAN, John “Johnny O,” passed away February 21, 2015 at age 92. Services were provided by Grissom’s Mortuary, 267 E. Lewelling Blvd., in San Lorenzo, 510-278-2800.

PIMENTEL, Serafim, of San Leandro, passed away on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at age 94. A native of Santa Maria, Azores, Mr. Pimentel became a U.S. citizen in 1960. Services will be at Santos-Robinson Mortuary, 160 Estudillo Ave., in San Leandro beginning at 10:30 a.m. on  Saturday, Feb. 28.

ROBBINS, Elvera L., who formely lived in San Lorenzo, passed away in Ukiah on Monday, February 16, 2015, at age 91. Services were held Feb. 24 at Chapel of the Chimes in Hayward.

RUGGIERO, Mary, passed on February 15, 2015 at age 94. She was happily married to Joseph Ruggiero who passed one year ago. Together, they had five children. A heliarch  welder in aviation and an ardent activist for women in the trades, Mary was featured in a book about her life. She lectured and encouraged girls. She was a pioneer and an inspiration to many. Her warmth, humor and courage will be missed by all who loved her. As per her wishes, no services will be held. Arrangements made by Santos-Robinson Mortuary in San Leandro, (510-483-0123, santos-robinson.com).

RYAN, James F., of San Leandro, passed away suddenly on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at age 58. A Celebration of Mr. Ryan’s life will take place at St. Philip Neri Parish Hall in Alameda at a later date. Arranged by Jess C. Spencer Mortuary & Crematory in Castro Valley, 510-581-9133.

SOER, Claudia E., of San Leandro passed away February 14, 2015 at age 91. Funeral Liturgy at St. Leander Church, 550 W. Estudillo Ave., in San Leandro on Saturday, Feb. 28, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Arrrangements made by Santos-Robinson Mortuary, 160 Estudillo Ave., in San Leandro, 510-483-0123.

SOULIS, William “Bill,” of San Leandro, passed away at Vale Healthcare Center in San Pablo on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at age 86. A native of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Mr. Soulis served for eight years in the U.S. Army. He was owner of Valley Cheese Shoppe in Castro Valley. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 1, at the Colombo Club, 5321 Claremont Ave., in Oakland.

WAIDLER, Mavis B., of San Leandro passed on February 23, 2015. A Graveside Service celebrating her life will be held on Monday, March 2, at 10 a.m. at Chapel of the Chimes Memorial Park in Hayward. Arranged by Santos-Robinson Mortuary in San Leandro, 510-483-0123.

YAN, Po Pui, a resident of San Leandro, passed away February 17, 2015 at age 92. Per request, no services will be held. Arranged by Santos-Robinson Mortuary, 160 Estudillo Ave., in San Leandro, 510-483-0123.

 

 
Obituaries • 02-19-15 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
BITNER, George
CALCAGNO, Sharon K.
OLIVEIRA, Victor Manuel

BITNER, George, of San Leandro, passed away suddenly in Hawaii on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at age 66. Services will be held Saturday, Feb. 21, at First Presbyterian Church, 2490 Grove Way, in Castro Valley.

CALCAGNO, Sharon K., of San Leandro passed on February 7, 2015. A Memorial Service celebrating her life will be on Saturday, Feb. 21, at 10 a.m. at Heart of the Bay Christian Center, 24800 Hesperian Blvd., in Hayward. Arrangements made by Santos-Robinson Mortuary in San Leandro (510-483-0123, www.santos-robinson.com).

OLIVEIRA, Victor Manuel, of San Leandro peacefully passed away of cancer at his home on Monday, January 13, 2015 at age 55. Burial services will be held Saturday, Feb. 28, at 11 a.m. at Holy Sephulchre Cemetery in Hayward. Celebration of Life Reception afterwards at Ashland Holy Ghost Hall, 16490 Kent Ave., in San Lorenzo. Arrangements made by Santos-Robinson Mortuary in San Leandro (510-483-0123, www.santos-robinson.com).

 

 
Obituaries • 02-12-15 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
BISBIGLIA, Stephen G.
GRANAHAN, Mark
GUERRERO, Marie
HOWARD, Milton
LOZE, Helen
NILES, Virginia Rose
PIOMBO, Vivian G.
ROGGE, Nellie
SKORUP, Rose P.
SUAN, Catalino “Catts”
TUDINO, Anna

BISBIGLIA, Stephen G., of San Leandro, passed away on Saturday, February 7, 2015, at age 95. Mr. Bisbiglia was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps who worked at the Alameda Naval Air Station as a mechanic until retirement. Visitation was held at Grissom’s Mortuary on Feb. 11. Mass will be held at St. Felicitas Catholic Church on Thursday, February 12 at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hayward. Arrangements made by Grissom’s Mortuary in San Lorenzo (510-278-2800, grissomsmortuary.com).

GRANAHAN, Mark, passed away on Monday, February 2, 2015 at age 54. Visitation will take place Thursday, February 12 from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Grissom’s Mortuary, 267 E. Lewelling Blvd. in San Lorenzo. The Vigil will begin at 7:30 p.m. Mass will be held at St. Felicitas Catholic Church on Friday, February 13 at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hayward. Arrangements made by Grissom’s Mortuary in San Lorenzo (510-278-2800, grissomsmortuary.com).

GUERRERO, Marie (November 3, 1929 – January 30, 2015) — Marie “Dinga” Guerrero died January 30, 2015 at San Leandro Hospital of respiratory failure. Marie was born in Guam. She is survived by her 2 sons, Nick of Hayward, and Jonathan of San Leandro; and 5 grandchildren, Alex, Austin, Halle, Sara and Jeremy. Funeral services were held on Feb. 8 at San Leandro Funeral Home. Mass was held at St. Felicitas Church. Interment at Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno. Arrangements under direction of San Leandro Funeral Home in San Leandro, 510-483-5300.

HOWARD, Milton, of San Leandro, passed away on Sunday, November 30, 2014 at age 93. He and his wife, Dee, were owners of Dee’s Beauty Salon in San Leandro.

LOZE, Helen, of San Leandro, passed away on Friday, January 23, 2015, at age 88. Ms. Loze worked at the Alameda Girls Club for 15 years and was a past president of the Junior Womens League and the PTA. Services will be private.

NILES, Virginia Rose, of San Leandro, passed away at her home on Thursday, January 29, 2015, at age 78. A native of New York City, Ms. Niles taught at Mt. Eden High School in Hayward where she sponsored the Black Student Union. At her request, no service will be held.

PIOMBO, Vivian G., a longtime resident of San Leandro passed away February 3, 2015 at age 93. Visitation will be on Monday, Feb. 9, at Santos-Robinson Mortuary in San Leandro from noon to 8 p.m. The Vigil Service will be Monday evening at the mortuary, beginning at 7 p.m. The Funeral Liturgy will be Tuesday, Feb. 10, at The Church of Assumption, 1100 Fulton Ave., in San Leandro, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in San Pablo. Arrangements made by Santos-Robinson Mortuary (510-483-0123, www.santos-robinson.com).

ROGGE, Nellie, of San Leandro, passed away on Thursday, February 5, 2015, at age 65. A native of Oakland, Mrs. Rogge was a parishioner at St. Felicitas Church, where services were held on Feb. 11.

SKORUP, Rose P., passed away on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at age 85. Visitation will take place on Friday. Feb. 13 at Grissom’s Mortuary, 267 E. Lewelling Blvd. in San Lorenzo from 9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. with mass to follow at St. John Catholic Church at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hayward.

SUAN, Catalino “Catts,” a native of Hawaii who formerly lived in San Leandro, passed away at his Manteca home on Thursday, January 29, 2015, at age 90. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Feb. 14 at Chapel of the Chimes, 32992 Mission Blvd., Hayward, with burial at 2:30 p.m. A reception will be held at the Castro Valley Moose Lodge.

TUDINO, Anna, of San Lorenzo, passed away at her home on Wednesday, February 4, 2015, after a short illness. She was 74. Ms. Tudino was lunch supervisor at Bay School in San Lorenzo, managed the Sandwitchery Cafe and Deli in San Leandro, and worked at Maya Hallmark in San Leandro. Services were held Feb. 11 at Santos-Robinson Mortuary in San Leandro.

 

 
Obituaries • 02-05-15 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
SHERMAN, Ronald P.
SOTO, Emelia
STICH, Rita Ann Campanelli
TUCKER, Carl

SHERMAN, Ronald P. (April 8, 1953 – January 12, 2015), graduated from San Leandro High School and CSU Chico. He is preceded in death by his parents Betty and James Sherman; and his wife, Katherine Page Sherman. He is survived by his brother, Jeffery B. Sherman. Memorial service  will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 11, at 1 p.m. at Grissom’s Memorial Chapel, 267 E. Lewelling Ave., in San Lorenzo. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for memorial donations to: Jeffery B. Sherman Special Needs Trust, 3056 Roxbury Ave., Oakland, CA  94605.

SOTO, Emelia, a resident of San Leandro passed away January 27, 2015 at age 69. A celebration of her life was held on February 4, 2015 at Santos-Robinson Mortuary. Burial took place at Mt. View Cemetery in Oakland. Santos-Robinson Mortuary, San Leandro, (510) 483-0123, www.santos-robinson.com

STICH, Rita Ann Campanelli, of San Lorenzo, passed away on Wednesday, January 28, 2015, after a long illness. Mrs. Stich worked at the Oakland Naval Supply Center and later at Oakland’s Paramount Theatre of the Arts for more than 30 years. A funeral Mass and celebration of her life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 6, at St. Joachim Church, 21250 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward

TUCKER, Carl, of San Lorenzo, passed away at his home on Saturday, December 13, 2014, at age 52. Memorial services were held Jan. 31 at Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland.

 

 
Obituaries • 01-29-15 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
ALCANTAR, Jose Leonides Loera
BENTZ, Ervin C.
CHAN, Mary Grace
ERENPRAIS, Mildred (Millie)
GOMEZ, Myra Kalani
KANESHIGE, Fred N.
MINCEY-STUDLEY, Mary D.
PADILLA, Johnny
REINING, Hillary Ann
SHAVER, Claude B.
TUCKER, Carl Steven

ALCANTAR, Jose Leonides Loera, August 8, 1948 – January 24, 2015. Leonides Loera passed away peacefully on January 24, 2015 at the age of 66 in Newark. Services for Leonides will be held on Saturday, January 31 at Mission Funeral Home, 22297 Mission Blvd. in Hayward, from 12 noon till 4 p.m. Leonides will be buried in Ahuacapan, Mexico.

BENTZ, Ervin C., of San Leandro, passed away on Sunday, January 18, 2015 at age 83. Mr. Bentz retired from the SF Chronicle after 30 years as a printer. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements were made by Santos-Robinson Mortuary, 160 Estudillo Ave., San Leandro.

CHAN, Mary Grace was born on September 18, 1948 and passed away peacefully on January 20, 2015. Mary was born in China, grew up in Hong Kong, and spent the second half of her life as a registered nurse in San Leandro. Mary Grace was diagnosed with colon cancer around 2003. It quickly spread to her liver. She has gone through six major surgeries, numerous radiation treatments and constant chemotherapy sessions. For a disease that is normally given a two-year timeline, Mary Grace survived over 10 years with the disease. She is grateful for all the love she has received, and the time she got to spend with her friends, family and, especially, the grandkids. She is humbled by the care she was given by the doctors, nurses and staff at UCSF medical center. She is survived by two sons, one daughter-in-law, one adopted son and two grandchildren. Arrangements are under direction of San Leandro Funeral Home in San Leandro, 510-483-5300.

ERENPRAIS, Mildred (Millie), 87, passed away peacefully from an illness on Jan. 10, 2015. A native of Portland, Oregon and a longtime resident of Oakland and San Leandro, Millie is survived by her daughters, Karen Erenprais-Pierce and Kelly Strickland; 3 grandchildren, Joshua, Samantha and Sarah; and 1 great-grandson, Jace. She will be missed by many friends and her many, many piano students over the last 40 years. Memorial services will be held at Skyline Community Church in Oakland on Saturday, Feb. 7, at 11 a.m.

GOMEZ, Myra Kalani, who lived in San Leandro for more than 65 years, passed away at her home on Thursday, January 22, 2015, at age 92. A Memorial celebrating her life will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan, 31, at Faith Fellowship Church.

KANESHIGE, Fred N., of San Leandro, passed away at his home on Sunday, December 28, 2014, at age 85. A native of Seattle, Washington, Mr. Kaneshige was a Korean War veteran. He was a mechanic who owned two gas stations and later worked for BART. Services will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 31, at the Buddhist Church, 825 Jackson St. in Oakland.

MINCEY-STUDLEY, Mary Darlene, a resident of Stockton and a former longtime resident of San Leandro, passed away January 20, 2015 in Castro Valley at age 65. A Memorial Service celebrating her life will be Thursday, January 29, at Santos-Robinson Mortuary, 160 Estudillo Ave. in San Leandro, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Santos-Robinson Mortuary (510-483-0123, www.santos-robinson.com).

PADILLA, Johnny, of San Leandro passed on January 5, 2015. A Memorial Service celebrating his life will be held on Saturday, January 31 at 2 p.m. at Santos-Robinson Mortuary, 160 Estudillo Ave., San Leandro, www.santos-robinson.com.

REINING, Hillary Ann, of San Leandro, passed away at her home on Friday, December 12, 2014, at age 49. Ms. Reining worked for many years as a veterinary technician and volunteers at the Oakland Zoo. A reception in her honor will be held at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 1, at the San Leandro Marina Community Center.

SHAVER, Claude B., April 29, 1938 – November 27, 2014, resdient of Oakland — a gentle soul, loving father, grandfather, son, brother, and beloved uncle — transitioned to his next journey early on Thanksgiving morning. He was 76 years young! He had been battling complications from pneumonia for more than a week at San Leandro Hospital. Claude was Catholic by faith and a longtime member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Oakland. He had been an active senior at the Downtown Oakland Senior for several years. He was predeceased by his father, Roy Roscoe Shaver; his mother, Belve Elizabeth Robins; and his sister, Ruth Mae James. He is survived by his two loving children, daughters Lisa Anne Shaver and Tiffany Isabella Woods; his daughter-in-law, Bridgette  Bodine; 3 grandchildren, Alicia, Brian and Collin; 2 brothers, Roy Shaver, Jr., and Ralph Shaver; seven nephews; and three nieces. He was a devoted family man who deeply loved his children, parents, sister, two brothers, and 10 nieces and nephews, and loved spending time with all. “Uncle Claude” was as eccentric as they come, and never missed a holiday or family gathering, with presents in tow for all of the nieces and nephews — then, subsequently, their children! His love of family ensured there was always room for a few cousins on each snow trip, camping adventure, or cherry picking in Brentwood in the 1970s! Claude was a gifted self-taught photographer, gardener, writer and published poet who was truly a big kid inside an adult body, yearning for the next big adventure and where it would take him! He instilled a love of travel, adventure, nature and the outdoors, gardening, reading, creativity, and all things Science Fiction, Disney, Halloween and Christmas in his children. A diehard Oakland sports fan, his passion and pride for the A’s, Raiders, Warriors and San Jose Sharks was endless and inspiring. His daily ritual included the donning of his well-worn A’s cap right before he stepped out to greet the day. He loved Lake Merritt and its endless opportunities for walking, biking, bird watching and urban exploring. Claude is now free to dance among the stars! His family extends there sincere gratitude to the medical staff in the ICU at San Leandro Hospital for their round-the-clock care and comfort during his hospitalization; and to the dedicated staff at Rose Gate Assisted Living, where Claude spent the last several months attending daily activities. Friends and family are invited to a Celebration of Life on Saturday, Feb. 7, at Ambrose Community Center, 3105 Willow Pass Road, in Bay Point. Ceremony and lunch  will be from noon to 3 p.m.  Cremation services provided by Jay Spencer at DeerCreek Funeral Services in San Leandro.

TUCKER, Carl Steven, May 1, 1962 – December 13, 2014, our most beloved son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly but peacefully at home on Saturday evening, December 13, 2014. He was 52 years old. Carl was the proud and exuberant son of George and Joann Tucker; grandson of Mary and Coy Tucker, and Hynek and Josephine Haban; cherished brother of Dani, Paul and Kurt; loved brother-in-law of Steve Wright and sister-in-law Laura Tucker; loving uncle to Michael, Thomas, Olivia, Alyssa and Kyle; and devoted nephew, cousin and friend to many. He loved his family and friends, his pets, the outdoors and sports. He was a talented musician and loved music. Most all that knew Ky said he was their best friend and a better friend you could not have — he really listened and heard, and he was there for you. He was strong and joyous, and he will be deeply missed by all of us. Carl was a committed Christian believer and often professed his faith. We ask all that knew and loved him to pray for his safe passage into God’s loving care. Memorial Service will be held Saturday, Jan. 31, at Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Ave., in Oakland at noon. Reception will follow in the adjacent prayer cloister. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Carl’s life.

 

 
Obituaries • 01-22-15 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
LAMATA, Anita
MURCHISON, James D. Jr.
SHIRLEY, Pauline
SOUZA, Michael Allen
SOUZA, Nancy Ellen

LAMATA, Anita, of San Leandro, passed away on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at age 87. A memorial service for Mrs. Lamata will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 24, at Holy Angels Funeral & Cremation Center, 1051Harder Rd., Hayward.

MURCHISON, James D. Jr., 91, of Hayward died peacefully on Monday, January 12, 2015, in Castro Valley, CA. A native of Oakland and longtime resident of Hayward, survived by his wife Phyllis, son Jim, daughter in law Deborah, and granddaughters Megan and Kathryn. He will be truly missed. No services are pending.

SHIRLEY, Pauline, of San Leandro, passed away at her home on Thursday, January 8, 2015, at age 88. A native of Manchester, England, Mrs. Shirley had a great love of dogs and was a founding member of the Yorkshire Terrier Club of Northern California.

SOUZA, Michael Allen, of San Lorenzo, succumbed to multiple health conditions on Sunday, January 11, 2015, at age 65. A 1967 graduate of Arroyo High School, Mr. Souza was a U.S. Air Force veteran and a member of E Clampus Vitus. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow, Jan. 23, at Holy Angels Center, 1051 Harder Rd., Hayward.

SOUZA, Nancy Ellen, of San Leandro, passed away at her home on Saturday, January 10, 2015, at age 51. A public wake was held Jan.17 at the Gold Coast Grill in Alameda. For further information, visit www.alamedafuneral.org.

 

 
Obituaries • 01-15-15 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
ANDERSON, Lucy Torrano
BISBIGLIA, Madeline
CHALK, Fred
FLORES, Robert
FORESE, Michael Vito
GRECO, Ann
MAIN, Daryl Leland
MEDEIROS, Madonna
McCREA, Ruth Geisler
MONTEZ, Librado “Sonny
PENZEL, Raymond J.
RAMES, Jordan R. (Bud)
REBIEJO, Anthony “Tony”
REVELES, Dionica (Denice)

SIMON, Leonard A.

ANDERSON, Lucy Torrano, of San Lorenzo and a native of Oakland, passed away on Wednesday, January 7, 2015, just a few weeks after her 94th birthday. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Jan. 13 at St. John’s Church in San Lorenzo.

BISBIGLIA, Madeline, of San Leandro passed on January 11, 2015. A Funeral Liturgy celebrating her life will be held today, January 15 at Church of the Assumption 1100 Fulton Ave., in San Leandro at 10:30 a.m. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hayward. Santos-Robinson Mortuary, San Leandro, 510-483-0123, www.santos-robinson.com.

CHALK, Fred, a resident of San Leandro passed away on January 17, 2015 at his home, at age 76. A memorial service celebrating his life will be at SANTOS-ROBINSON MORTUARY, 160 Estudillo Ave. in San Leandro beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 17. Santos-Robinson Mortuary, San Leandro, 510-483-0123, www.santos-robinson.com.

FLORES, Robert, June 6, 1920 – Jan. 6, 2015, a resident of San Leandro, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, January 6. He met many people in his lifetime and loved being with his family. Robert was born in Madera, California and graduated from Madera High School in 1939. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from San Francisco State University. After serving in the U.S. Naval Air, Robert enjoyed a 32-year career with East Bay Municipal Utility District, retiring in 1987. Robert was preceded in death by his brother, Raymond Flores, and is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Adeline; devoted children, Gerald Flores (Sandy) of San Ramon and Roxanne Aitchison (Tom) of Diablo; 5 grandchildren, Stacy Oxsen (Geoff) of Livermore, Kelly Pentico (Daniel) of Livermore, Adam Aitchison of Los Angeles, Brad Aitchison (Gina) of Danville and Joy Aitchison of Walnut Creek; and 6 great-grandchildren, Chase and Chelsea Oxsen, Joshua and Cameron Pentico, and Miles and Roya Esmaeili. He is also survived by his brother, Rudolph Flores (Mary) of Raymond, California and several nieces and nephews. He will be tremendously missed by all who knew him. Funeral services were held on January 13 and 14 at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hayward.

FORESE, Michael Vito, a resident of San Leandro passed away January 8, 2015 at the age of 91. Visitation was Wednesday January 14, 2015 at SANTOS-ROBINSON MORTUARY 160 Estudillo Ave. San Leandro beginning at 9:00 A.M. A chapel service celebrating his life was Wednesday January 14 at the mortuary. Burial took place at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hayward. Santos-Robinson Mortuary, San Leandro, 510-483-0123.

GRECO, Ann, of San Leandro passed on Thursday, January 8, 2015. A Chapel Blessing celebrating her life was held last Sunday at Santos-Robinson Mortuary in San Leandro. Santos-Robinson Mortuary, San Leandro, 510-483-0123.

MAIN, Daryl Leland, entered peacefully into rest in Modesto on January 4, 2015. Born April 20, 1922 in Fort Bragg, California to Oliver and Grace Main, Daryl was a WWII veteran. He graduated from University High School in Oakland and worked at Cal Ink in Berkeley for over 40 years. A resident of San Leandro for over 60 years, Daryl was a devoted family man. He is preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Ruby; his beloved wife, Katherine; and daughter-in-law, Debbie. He will be missed by his children, Daryl and Doral Main, Jr., and Denise, all of San Leandro, Daniel Main of Riverbank, and Donna Van Dusen of Modesto; 5 grandchildren, Jodi (Andrew) Cumming, Tara (Mike) Rhyner, Trevor (Stacey) Main, Matthew (Rachel) Main and Katrina Van Dusen;  and 9 great-grandchildren, Jacob, Brenden, Joshua, Kayley, Dani, Austin, A.J., Brody and Jason. Daryl was a longtime Oakland A’s fan and he especially liked college sports (Go Bears). He enjoyed road trips, camping at Burney Falls and, above all, being with family. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 17, at 1 p.m. at Grissom’s Chapel & Mortuary, 267 E. Lewelling Blvd., in San Lorenzo.

McCREA, Ruth Geisler, passed away on January 3, 2015 in San Leandro, at the age of 93. She was born at home in Mt. Sterling, Illinois on June 5, 1921 to Ethel and Edward Geisler. Ruth grew up on the family farm with her sisters Mary Agnes Busen and Rose Hosford as well as her brother, Johnny Geisler. The family attended St. Mary’s Church in Mt. Sterling. Ruth became a Registered Nurse in 1942, graduating from St. Johns Hospital School of Nursing in St. Louis, Missouri. She traveled the country working as an RN in different settings, eventually working for a private physician in Berkeley. Ruth met James McCrea while she worked in Berkeley and they married on June 5, 1951. Together, they raised 7 children. She was a longtime member of St. Felicitas Church in San Leandro and she also enjoyed gardening and sewing. Ruth is survived by her sister, Rose Hosford; her children, James (Mary), Patrick (Gigi), Michele, Terry, Cindy (Mark), Lisa McCrea and Peggy Basch; 5 grandchildren, Tori Labuhn, Aaron Boyer, Lauren Mizutani, Kaileigh McCrea and Zane Boyer; and 2 great-grandchildren, Jude and Linden Mizutani. The family of Ruth McCrea wish to express our thanks to all of our family and friends for their love and support during this difficult time. We would also like to thank her caregivers, both in home and while in the care of San Leandro Healthcare and Jones Convalescent Hospital.

MEDEIROS, Madonna, of San Leandro, passed away on Friday, January 2, 2015, at age 67. A native of Tacoma, Washington, Mrs. Medeiros worked for the Port of Oakland for 29 years and was a volunteer at the San Leandro Police Department. A Mass celebrating her life will be said at 10:30 a.m. today, Jan. 15, at St. Leander Church, 550 W. Estudillo Ave., in San Leandro. Arrangements were made by Santos-Robsinon Mortuary.

MONTEZ, Librado “Sonny,” of San Leandro, passed away on Friday, January 2, 2015, at age 74. A native of El Paso, Texas, Mr. Montez was a member of the Plasterers Union for 56 years. Services will be held today, Jan. 15, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Chapel of the Chimes in Hayward. A Mass will be said at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 16, at St. Leander Church in San Leandro.

PENZEL, Raymond J., of San Leandro passed on Sunday, January 11, 2015. A Memorial Service celebrating his life will be held on Saturday, Jan. 17, at 1 p.m. at Santos-Robinson Mortuary, 160 Estudillo Ave., in San Leandro, 510-483-0123.

RAMES, Jordan R. (Bud), who lived in San Leandro for 59 years, passed away on Sunday, December 21, 2014, at age 89. Mr. Rames was a U.S. Army veteran of both World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of the Teamsters Union and served for many years on the San Leandro Board of Zoning. Burial will be private.

REBIEJO, Anthony “Tony,” of San Lorenzo, passed away at Eden Hospital on Friday, January 2, 2015, at age 92. A native of Hayward, Mr. Rebiejo was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy who served in combat  aboard the USS Minneapolis. A funeral Mass was said Jan. 14 at St. John’s Church in San Lorenzo.

REVELES, Dionica (Denice), of San Leandro, passed away on Monday, January 5, 2015 at age 95. Mrs. Reveles was a native of Del Rio, Texas. A vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. today, Jan. 15, and a Memorial Mass will be said tomorrow, Jan 16, at Church of the Assumption, 1100 Fulton Ave. in San Leandro. Deer Creek Funeral Service 510-317-7890.

SIMON, Leonard A., of San Leandro, passed away at his home on Friday, December 26, 2014, at age 65. At his request, no services will be held.

STEVE, Eugene “Geno,” of San Lorenzo, passed away on Saturday, December 27, 2014, at age 87. A native of Stillwater, Nevada, Mr. Steve was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Navy. Later he worked for United Airlines at SFO for 22 years and also started his own business, Steve’s Electric. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 17, at Jess C. Spencer Mortuary, 21228 Redwood Road, in Castro Valley.

 

 
Obituaries • 01-08-15 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
ABREU, Anthony
GROSSMAN, John William
HERNANDEZ, Frank G.
LONG, Grace M.
MANRIQUE, Vincent J.
MERMOD, Josephine R.
MONTANA, Edna Dutra
OLBINADO, Narita Amon
SCOTT, Patrick Francis
SIMON, Leonard
TERCERA, Billie Jean
ZAGER, Wealthy T.

ABREU, Anthony, of San Leandro, passed away on Saturday, December 27, 2014, at age 87. A native of Oakland, Mr. Abreu was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He retired from Judson Steel in Emeryville after a 45-year career. A Chapel Blessing with Military Honors was held Jan. 6 at San Leandro Mortuary, 407 Estudillo Avenue.

GROSSMAN, John William, of San Leandro, passed away at his home on Sunday, December 7, 2014, at age 59. Memorial services will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. this Sunday, Jan. 11, at Fair Haven Bible Chapel, 401 MacArthur Blvd., San Leandro.

HERNANDEZ, Frank Garcia, passed away on December 30, 2014 at age 90. Frank enjoyed watching sports, golfing, cars and spending time with his family. A Chapel Blessing was held at Santos-Robinson Mortuary in San Leandro on January 4. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Parkinson’s Disease Foundation at www.pdf.org, American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org or the American Heart Association at www.heart.org. Santos-Robinson Mortuary, San Leandro, (510) 483-0123, www.santos-robinson.com

LONG, Grace M., a resident of Sheffield Village from 1949 to present day passed away peacefully on January 4, 2015 at age 99. She was an accomplished bridge player playing into her 90’s. A private burial was held at Mt. View Cemetery in Oakland. Arrangements by Santos-Robinson Mortuary, San Leandro.

MANRIQUE, Vincent J., of San Leandro passed on December 31, 2014 in Tucson, Arizona. Visitation will be Friday, Jan. 9 at Santos-Robinson Mortuary, 160 Estudillo Avenue in San Leandro, from Noon to 8 p.m. A Chapel Blessing celebrating his life will be on Saturday,  Jan. 10 at 11:30 a.m., also at the mortuary. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hayward. Santos-Robinson Mortuary, San Leandro, (510) 483-0123, www.santos-robinson.com

MERMOD, Josephine R., of San Lorenzo, passed away on Friday, December 26, 2014, at age 87. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 7 at Winters Cemetery in Winters.

MONTANA, Edna Dutra, passed away on December 20, 2014 at age 100. Funeral services were held on December 29 at Santos-Robinson Mortuary in San Leandro and burial was at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hayward. Santos-Robinson Mortuary, San Leandro, (510) 483-0123, www.santos-robinson.com

OLBINADO, Narita Amon, of San Leandro passed on January 4, 2015. Vigil Service on Thursday, Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. at Santos-Robinson Mortuary, 160 Estudillo Ave. in San Leandro. The Funeral Liturgy celebrating her life will be on Friday, Jan. 9 at 10 a.m. at St. Leander Church, 550 W. Estudillo Ave. in San Leandro. Interment will be in the Philippines. Santos-Robinson Mortuary, San Leandro, (510) 483-0123, www.santos-robinson.com

SCOTT, Patrick Francis, of San Lorenzo, passed away at his home at age 91. A native of Los Angeles, Mr. Scott was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II. He worked as a Teamster driver and salesman. A memorial Mass was said Jan. 5 at St. Joachim’s Catholic Church in Hayward.

SIMON, Leonard, age 65, passed away at his home on December 26, 2014 with his wife Jill at his side. He was preceded in death by his son Shawn in 2004. He is survived by his granddaughter, grandson, and many other family members. He will be deeply missed by all that knew him. Per his request there will be no services.

TERCERA, Billie Jean, of San Leandro, passed away on Monday, December 29, 2014, at age 87. Mrs. Tercera was a 38-year employee of Granny Goose, who retired in 1990. Services were to be private.

ZAGER, Wealthy T., of San Leandro went to be with the Lord on December 21, 2014 at the age of 96 years old. She is a native of Nebraska who was retired from Military Sea Transport. She is survived by her loving children, Robert Zager and Valerie Clayton; and her brother. Wealthy will be inurned in her hometown of Diller, Nebraska. She will be truly missed.

 

 
Obituaries • 01-01-15 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
ANGELI, David J.
DAVIDOVICH, Catherine
GARRITY, Joseph J.
PAULSON, Laverne E.
SWANSON, Lucille “Lisa”
SWIFT, Susan Nyland M.

ANGELI, David J., of San Leandro, passed away on Saturday, December 13, 2014, at age 69. Mr. Angeli was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. A memorial funeral liturgy celebrating his life was held Dec. 30 at St. Leander Church in San Leandro.

DAVIDOVICH, Catherine, of San Leandro, passed away on Saturday, December 20, 2014, at age 98. Services were held in the Mission Chapel at Chapel of the Chimes in Hayward on Dec. 27.

GARRITY, Joseph J., of San Leandro, passed away on Saturday, December 20, 2014, at age 93. A native of Natchez, Mississippi, Mr. Garrity was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. A funeral liturgy was held Dec. 30 at St. Felicitas Church in San Leandro. Interment was at Sacramento National Cemetery in Dixon.

PAULSON, Laverne E., of San Leandro, passed on December 23, 2014. As per her wishes, there will be no services. Arrangements made by Santos-Robinson Mortuary in San Leandro (510-483-0123, www.santos-robinson.com).

SWANSON, Lucille “Lisa,” resident of San Leandro, born December 13, 1927, passed  away on Wednesday, December 24, 2014, at age 87. No services are planned at this time

SWIFT, Susan Nyland M., of San Lorenzo, passed away on Saturday, December 20, 2014, at age 67. A native of San Francisco, Mrs. Swift was an accomplished pianist. A memorial service was held Saturday, Dec. 27, at San Leandro Funeral Home, 407 Estudillo Ave..

 

 
Obituaries • 12-25-14 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
ANGELI, David J.
DAILY, Donald
GARRITY, Joseph
GUNTRUM, Burnece Sorby
NESS, Elden E.
TYLER, Paula
VINCENT, Maxine M.
WRIGHT, Betty (Anna)
ZAGER, Wealthy T.

ANGELI, David J., a resident of San Leandro passed away at age 69 on December 13, 2014 at Kaiser Hospital in San Leandro. A Memorial service will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 30, at 6 p.m. at St. Leander Church, 550 West Estudillo Ave., in San Leandro. Arrangements made by Santos-Robinson Mortuary in San Leandro (510-483-0123, www.santos-robinson.com).

DAILY, Donald, a resident of San Leandro passed away at age 80 on December 17, 2014 at Kaiser Hospital in San Leandro. A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 27, at 2 p.m. at United Methodist Church, 19806 Wisteria St., in Castro Valley. Arrangements made by Santos-Robinson Mortuary in San Leandro (510-483-0123, www.santos-robinson.com).

GARRITY, Joseph, a resident of San Leandro passed away at age 93 on December 20, 2014 at San Leandro Hospital. A Memorial mass will be held at St. Felicitas Church on Tuesday, Dec. 30, at 11 a.m. Arrangements made by Santos-Robinson Mortuary in San Leandro (510-483-0123, www.santos-robinson.com).

GUNTRUM, Burnece Sorby, of San Leandro,passed away on Sunday, December 14, 2014, at age 97. A native of Atwater, Minnesota, Mrs. Guntrum, known as “Bunny,” moved to San Leandro on New Year’s Eve 1957. She was active in civic affairs and served as president of many organizations. Memorial services were held Dec. 19  at St. James Lutheran Church in San Leandro.

NESS, Elden E., a resident of San Leandro, passed away at age 73 on December 20, 2014. No Services will be held at this time. Arrangements made by Santos-Robinson Mortuary in San Leandro (510-483-0123, www.santos-robinson.com).

TYLER, Paula, of San Leandro, passed away on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, at age 88. Mrs. Tyler worked as a nurse in Oakland and Alameda. A celebration of her life will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at the Mission Bay clubhouse, 15333 Wicks Blvd., in San Leandro.

VINCENT, Maxine M., of San Leandro, passed away at the Washington Soldiers Home in Orting, Washington on Friday, December 5, 2014, at age 93. See Maxine Vincent Remembered on Facebook.

WRIGHT, Betty (Anna), of San Leandro, passed away on Tuesday, December 16, 2014, at age 91. Mrs. Wright lived in Fairmont Terrace for the past 64 years. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturay, Dec. 27, at Our Lady of Grace Church in Castro Valley.

ZAGER, Wealthy T., a resident of San Leandro, passed away at age 96 on December 18, 2014 at Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley. Arrangements made by Santos-Robinson Mortuary in San Leandro (510-483-0123, www.santos-robinson.com).

 

 
Obituaries • 12-18-14 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
ABREU, Gertes
CARVALHO, Valdemar L.M.
GLICKMAN, Jerome E.
GUNTRUM, Burnece Sorby
JENSEN, Richard Gust
SAVOLDELLI, Jennie Felicita
WALDEN, Virginia

ABREU, Gertes, 1920-2014, formerly of San Lorenzo, passed away on Monday, December 8, 2014. A native of Hayward, she lived in the Bay Area most of her life. A Mass of Christian burial was held Dec. 15 at St. John’s Catholic Church in San Lorenzo.

CARVALHO, Valdemar L.M., of San Leandro passed on Saturday, December 13, 2014. Visitation on today, Dec. 18, from noon to 8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Vigil Service at Santos-Robinson Mortuary, 160 Estudillo Ave., San Leandro. A Funeral Liturgy will held on Friday, Dec. 19 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Leander Church, 550 W. Estudillo Ave., San Leandro. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hayward. Santos-Robinson Mortuary, San Leandro, (510) 483-0123, www.santos-robinson.com

GLICKMAN, Jerome E., of San Leandro, passed away on Saturday, December 6, 2014, at age 84. Mr. Glickman was a 25-year member of the Oakland Police Department and a former manager of Wells Fargo Bank Fraud Investigation. A memorial Mass was said Dec. 13 at St. Leander’s Church.

GUNTRUM, Burnece Sorby, of San Leandro earned her final wings and passed away Sunday, December 14, 2014. Dearly beloved wife of 51 years of the late John “Jack” Guntrum of San Leandro and sister of Gayle Sorby (deceased). Loving mother of Sandra Guntrum of Waldport, Oregon and Bruce Guntrum of San Leandro, and dear mother-in-law of Catherine Guntrum. Devoted grandmother of Anika Guntrum-de Pompignan, Kryssa Guntrum-Rivas and Jon Guntrum, and great-grandmother of Marlowe, Emery, Sloane and Jack. Born in Atwater, Minnesota in 1917, Mrs. Guntrum, known as “Bunny,” moved to San Leandro on New Year’s Eve 1957. She graduated from the University of Minnesota and was a nurse before becoming one of the first eight stewardesses for Northwest Airlines. Her memorabilia are in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC and the Minnesota Historical Museum in St. Paul, Minnesota. Bunny was instrumental in the formation of the Auxiliary to Memorial Hospital in San Leandro. She served as president of many organizations, including East Bay Council of Hospital Volunteers and San Leandro Dance Club. She was also a charter member of the San Leandro Garden Club, Tony Lema Women’s Golf Club, Bay-O-Vista Swim and Tennis Club and St. James Lutheran Church. She was also a member, historian and photographer for the Lake Chabot Women’s Golf Club for 26 years. Bunny received special awards for 15-year Girl Scout Leadership and KABL’s Citizen of the Day. Building on her stewardess background, Bunny was an avid traveler, having toured the United States extensively and visited over 150 countries. She also enjoyed golfing and swimming. A memorial service is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 19, at 10 a.m. at St. James Lutheran Church in San Leandro. Donations may be made to St. James Lutheran Church or your favorite charity.

JENSEN, Richard Gust, December 12, 1954 – December 7, 2014, was commended to the Lord, in Atherton, after a 14-month courageous battle with a Glioblastoma Multiforme brain tumor. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Dianne; children, Jeanne, Forrest and Katie Jensen; sister and brother-in-law, Janice and Lynn Muzzy; and aunt, Winifred Jensen. Rich grew up in San Leandro and graduated in 1973 from San Leandro High. He earned a BS degree from UC Davis in 1978, DMD in 1982 from Oral Roberts School of Dentistry, and completed his General Practice Residency in 1983 at the University of Mississippi. Dr. Jensen practiced dentistry in Palo Alto and Menlo Park for 30 years. Beyond his professional career, he had a passion for Young Life Ministry and traveling up to Montana with his family. When he wasn’t enjoying time with friends, you’d find Rich riding on his Gehl Skidsteer in his backyard. Memorial service will be held on Friday, Dec. 19, at 1 p.m. at Central Peninsula Church, 1005 Shell Blvd., in Foster City. In lieu of flowers, tax-deductible donations may be made to YOUNG LIFE with a memo note IN MEMORY OF RICH JENSEN. Please mail to Young Life, 1265 Beech St., East Palo Alto, CA 94303. More details can be found at spanglermortuary.com.

SALVOLDELLI, Jennie Felicita, a longtime resident of San Leandro, passed away on November 6, 2014 at the age of 99. Jennie was born in Iron County, Wisconsin on August 15, 1915. She was a Principal at Grass Valley Elementary School in Oakland for over 20 years, after working as a teacher in both California and Wisconsin. In the mid 1940s and early 1950s, she worked for the U.S. Government - Foreign Service in Washington, D.C., Italy and Germany, and then moved to California. Jennie received an MA in Education from the University of California Berkeley and a BA in Education from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. She was the first child of first-generation Italian-American parents, Paulo Amadeo Antonio Savoldeli and Augusta Zanella, followed by brothers, Louis Stephen (Steve) and Bert Anton. Throughout her life, Jennie enjoyed helping others, traveling, and many good times with friends and family. She was a strong, intelligent, independent woman and was an inspiration to many, including her family. She will be missed, particularly by her nephews, Steven, Paul, Pat and Jim; and nieces, Joan and Debbie; and their families. Arrangements made by Grissom’s Mortuary in San Lorenzo (510-278-2800, grissomsmortuary.com).

WALDEN, Virginia, who formerly lived in San Leandro, passed away in Sacramento on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at age 63. She was Co-Owner of the Sandwitchery Café & Deli. Visitation and Vigil Service on Thursday, December 18 at 7 p.m. at Valente Funeral Home at 4840 Mission Street, San Francisco. A mass of Christian Burial will be at Our Lady of Visitation Church, 655 Sunnydale Ave., San Francisco on Friday, Dec. 19 at 10:30 a.m. Internment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma.


 
Obituaries • 12-11-14 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
DAVIS, Paul Leslie
GLICKMAN, Jerome E.
PUCKEYLOW, Harold D.
RUBINO, Beatrice
SOUZA, David A. (Li’l David)
STRODE, Tom

DAVIS, Paul Leslie, of San Leandro, passed away in Hayward on Friday, November 28, 2014, at age59. Mr. Davis was a commercial construction superintendent for 35 years. A graveside service will be held at Lone Tree Cemetery in Hayward beginning at noon on Saturday, Dec. 13, followed by a memorial reception at San Felipe Community Center at 1 p.m.

GLICKMAN, Jerome E. Glickman, a San Leandro resident, born Sept. 26, 1930, passed away peacefully on December 6, 2014. Jerry was a lifelong resident of Alameda County. He graduated from Fremont High School in Oakland, June, 1948; City College of San Francisco in 1950; and the University of San Francisco in 1977. He was a 25-year member of the Oakland Police Department and a former manager of Wells Fargo Bank, Fraud Investigation. He was predeceased by his wife, Gertrude (Mullen); and daughter, Joann Glickman. He is survived by his wife, Nancy (Carter) Glickman; and his children, Kathryn Neisse (Jeff), Barbara Retallick (Tim), Martin Glickman (Evangelene), Ronald Glickman (Jennifer) and Margery Sweet (Dave). He is also survived by 8 grandchildren; and his step-children, Paula Nebel (Jan) and Mitchell Carter (Darlynn). Jerry was a member of St. Leander Church for more than 50 years. He was also a member of Le Societe de Camaraderie, Piedmont Parlor #120 of the Native Sons of the Golden West as well as many other law enforcement organizations. All are invited to a Memorial Mass on Saturday, Dec. 13, at 2 p.m. at St. Leander Church, 550 W. Estudillo Ave., in San Leandro. In lieu of flowers, Jerry has asked that donations be made in his name to the Cleft Palate, c/o Piedmont Parlor #120, P.O. Box 2253, Oakland, CA  94621, or St. Leander Church.

PUCKEYLOW, Harold D., 1926 - 2014, of San Leandro, passed away from leukemia on Friday, November 28, 2014. Mr. Puckeylow, a ham radio operator (W6ZGO), was a member of Operating Engineers local 3 for 69 years. A private service will be held at a later date.

RUBINO, Beatrice, a longtime resident of San Leandro, before moving to Tracy, passed away on December 7, 2014. Beatrice worked for Mothers Cakes and Cookies for many years. Friends and family are invited to attend a Memorial Service celebrating her life on Saturday December 13 at Santos-Robinson Mortuary, 160 Estudillo Ave. San Leandro beginning at 1 p.m. Santos-Robinson Mortuary, San Leandro, (510) 483-0123, www.santos-robinson.com

SOUZA, David A. (Li’l David), passed away on December 4, 2014 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident, at age 23. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held on Sunday, December 14 at 1 p.m. at Santos-Robinson Mortuary, 160 Estudillo Ave., San Leandro. Santos-Robinson Mortuary, San Leandro, (510) 483-0123, www.santos-robinson.com

STRODE, Tom, who formerly lived in San Lorenzo, passed away of cancer on Friday, November 28, 2014 at age 64. Mr. Strode was a 1968 graduate of San Lorenzo High School and served in the U.S. Coast Guard. Private services were to be held in Long Beach.

 

 

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