Obituaries
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.


 
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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.

 

 
Obituaries • 12-04-14 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
BOELK, Gloria O.
CARBONI, Clifford
CLARK, Robert M.
DICKSON, Roderick David
DOMINIC, Ralph G. Sr.
GAVRILLIS, Charles P.
HOOVER, Thomas W.
KUZMICKY, Sue Ann
LOPEZ, Mary Sadie
RUBIO, Joseph “Joe Gus”
TAVARES, Margaret E.

BOELK, Gloria O., born April 5 1928 in Milwaukee, WI, passed away at home after a long illness on November 26, 2014 in San Leandro, surrounded by oldest daughter Jenn and granddaughter Kate. Visitation and a celebration of Gloria’s life will be held on Thursday, Dec. 4 from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. at Grissom’s Mortuary, 267 E. Lewelling Blvd. in San Lorenzo. For more information, go to: www.grissomsmortuary.com.

CARBONI, Clifford “Cliff,” April 27, 1951 - November 25, 2014, a resident of San Leandro, was relieved of all his pain on November 25 after a valiant battle with cancer. Cliff was very active in the community and was always working on projects. He had a talent for using what he had or fabricating whatever was needed to get the job done. Cliff was the “C” of C and J Automotive, working as an auto mechanic/machinist for over 40 years. Cliff was dearly loved by his family. He is survived by his wife, Lisa, his children Aaron (Becky), Natalie, and  Lucas, and his sister Nancy (Richard) Shockley.

CLARK, Robert M., passed away on November 3, 2014.  He lived in San Leandro for  over fifty years,  and was an active, long-time member of Assumption Catholic Church and Bay-o-Vista  Tennis Club. Mr. Clark is survived by his three children Kristen, Jeffrey, and Robert Junior Clark, and by his granddaughter, Kate Rodriques. A memorial/reception will be held at the restaurant The Englander, 101 Parrott Street, San Leandro, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., on Thursday, December 11, 2014.

DICKSON, Roderick David, of San Leandro, passed away on Thursday, November 20, 2014, at age 98. A native of Berkeley, Mr. Dickson was a Army Air Corps veteran of World War II who worked for the Alameda County Sheriff’s and District Attorney’s offices. Services held on Dec. 1 at Hope Lutheran Church in San Leandro. Arrangements were made by Santos-Robinson Mortuary in San Leandro, (510-483-0123, www.santos-robinson.com).

DOMINIC, Ralph G. Sr., of San Lorenzo passed away on December 1, 2014. Visitation on Saturday, Dec. 6 from noon to 8 p.m. at Santos-Robinson Mortuary, 160 Estudillo Avenue in San Leandro. Celebration of his life will be on Sunday, Dec. 7 at 11 a.m. also at the mortuary. Santos-Robinson Mortuary in San Leandro, (510-483-0123, www.santos-robinson.com).

GAVRILIS, Charles P., of San Leandro fell asleep on Monday, December 1, 2014 and is now in God’s loving care. He was 75 and was also known as Charlie or Chuck. He was born in Oakland CA and grew up in Berkeley, eventually making his home in San Leandro. Charlie was a very active Sea Scout in his teens, and later proudly served in the Navy aboard the USS Ponchatoula. His first job was at a typewriter shop across from his father’s restaurant. He thrived there and eventually took a job at IBM.   He later went to RCA working on airport computer systems. Charlie was a proud member of the NRA, E Clampus Vitus (ECV) and Ligure Club of Oakland. Charlie was preceded in death by his parents John & Julia Gavrilis and his brother Byron Gavrilis. He is survived by his sister Mary Cocoles (Stamus), his brother John Gavrilis, his sister Elaine Hodges (Ron), and his sister-in-law Mary Gavrilis (Byron). Trisagion service 7 p.m. (viewing 6 p.m.) on Thursday, Dec. 4 at Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church at 20104 Center Street in Castro Valley. Funeral service Friday, Dec. 5 at 11 a.m. at same location. Interment Tuesday, Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, Dixon, CA. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Resurrection Church or Soldier’s Angels PTSD. For further information please call Harry W. Greer, Funeral Director (FDR-745), Alameda Funeral & Cremation Services, (510) 522-6020.

HOOVER, Thomas W., of San Leandro, passed away in Vallejo on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Dec. 5 at North Oakland Missionary Baptist Church, 1060-32nd St., in Oakland.

KUZMICKY, Sue Ann (Gonsalves), died of a heart attack on November 23, 2014. She is survived by her husband Ronald, brother Eric Comfort, her mother-in-law Margaret, brothers’ and sisters’-in-law and many nieces and nephews. She was a 1974 graduate of San Leandro High. Memorial services will be held on Friday, Dec. 5 at 11 a.m. at  Holy Angels Funeral Center, 1051 Harder Road, in Hayward.

LOPEZ, Mary Sadie, of San Lorenzo, passed away of Alzheimers at her home on Friday, November 21, 2014 at age 79. A native of Sapello Las Vegas, New Mexico, Mrs. Lopez was a 37-year employee of the Nabisco Co. in Oakland. A Funeral Mass was said Dec. 2 at Chapel of the Chimes in Hayward.

RUBIO, Joseph “Joe Gus,” of San Leandro, passed away on Saturday, November 15, 2014, at age 92. He was a veteran of World War II who fought in North Africa and Italy. He was a longtime employee of Fridan Inc. and Enterprise. Private services have been held.

TAVARES, Margaret E., of San Leandro, passed away Saturday, November 22, 2014, two months short of her 100th birthday. Mrs. Tavares worked for Safeway for over 22 years and was active in S.P.R.S.I. Services were held at Santos-Robinson Mortuary in San Leandro (510-483-0123, www.santos-robinson.com) on Dec. 3.


 
Obituaries • 11-20-14 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
ARIZA, Harold J.
CARR, Jeffrey Robert
COSTA, Kenneth
CRUZ, Ivan
GONZALES, Lola K.
KRISTOF, Mae “Mazie”
MORAN, David T.
ROBESON, Clarence Edwin

ARIZA, Harold J., of San Leandro, passed away on Sunday, November 16, 2014, at age 96. A veteran of World War II, Mr. Ariza was the head custodian at Lincoln High School. Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. today, Nov. 20, with a vigil service at 7 p.m. at San Leandro Funeral Home, 407 Estudillo Ave. Services will be at noon Friday at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hayward.

CARR, Jeffrey Robert, a resident of San Leandro, born on August 29, 1959, passed away November 3, 2014.  He was 55 years old. Jeff went to San Leandro High School, and attended Merritt College, majoring in the COSER Program; his dream was to become a drug and alcohol counselor. Jeff was in the movie “American Me” released in 1992. He married Janet Hunter in 2003; they lived in Castro Valley.  Jeff worked for Mammoth Freight Lines, Trident Truck Lines, Mount Properties, C.U.R.A. and Live Nations. Jeff enjoyed spending time with his friends, having long talks with his son and playing with his grandson. He stepped in and out of the recovery community, struggling with his own addictions, and helping direct others into recovery and success in their lives. He lectured several times to different groups of people sharing his experiences to help others turn their lives around. He was loved and respected by many. Jeff is survived by his parents, Robert and Patricia Carr; his son, Jeramey Carr; his step-daughter, Ashley, and her husband, Mickey Fox; 3 grandchildren, Lilliana, Isaac and Olivia; his siblings, Brenda Carr and Daniel Carr; his sister-in-law, Lisa Carr; nephews, Rico and David; nieces, Jessica and Shelbie; and great nieces, Peyton, Georgia and Jordyn. Jeffery is predeceased by his wife, Janet. Memorial services will be held at St. Felcitas Church, 1662 Manor Blvd., in San Leandro on Saturday, Nov. 22, at 11:30 a.m.

COSTA, Kenneth, of San Leandro, passed away on Friday, November 14, 2014, at age 80. Mr. Costa was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps who worked 42 years as a longshoreman. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Nov. 23 with a vigil at 7 p.m. at San Leandro Funeral Home, 407 Estudillo Ave.

CRUZ, Ivan, born March 13, 2000, a resident of San Leandro, passed away Tuesday, November 11, 2014. Visitation for Ivan will be 2-8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 24, at Santos-Robinson Mortuary, 160 Estudillo Ave., San Leandro . The Vigil Service will be at 6 p.m. at the mortuary. The Funeral Liturgy will be Tuesday, Nov. 25, at St. Leander’s Church, 550 W. Estudillo Ave., beginning at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hayward. Santos-Robinson Mortuary, www.santos-robinson.com

GONZALES, Lola K.,  a resident of San Leandro (April 25, 1935 – November 14, 2014), passed away peacefully on Friday, November 14, 2014 at age 79. She was surrounded by loving family and was beloved by her children, grandchildren, friends and family, and those she touched by her generous spirit and independent positive outlook on life. Lola was born in Seoul, South Korea and attended her primary and secondary educations there. She taught English to Korean students. She met her husband, Joe, through her sister while he was assigned to Korea with the U.S. Army and they were married in 1957. Lola lived and traveled all over the world and supported her husband’s military career and took care of her children and family. She was involved in commercial real estate and financial market investing. She enjoyed living abroad, traveling, and staying current in news and politics, both in the U.S. and Korea. Lola loved gardening, walking the San Leandro Marina and the San Leandro Senior Swimming group. She enjoyed sightseeing and learning. Her greatest joy was her grandchildren, children and spending time with her family. Lola is predeceased by her husband, Joe. She is survived by her son, Paul; daughter, Margarita; daughter-in-law, Susan of San Leandro; grandchildren, Courtney, Kyle, Kevin, Brian and Joseph; and great-grandchildren, Adrian and Julian. Her generous loving spirit will be missed by all who knew her. A private memorial service will be held for friends and family on Monday, Nov. 24, at the Jess C. Spencer Mortuary in Castro Valley. Private burial to follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Piedmont.

KRISTOF, Mae “Mazie,” June 6, 1928 – November 10, 2014, resident of San Leandro. Mae went to be with the Lord her Savior on November 10, 2014. Mae was a devout Catholic. A Catholic Mass and burial will be held in Ontario, Calif. Grissom’s Chapel and Mortuary 510-278-2800.

MORAN, David T., born December 4, 1961, gone to heaven on November 6, 2014, succumbing to cancer. He will be missed dearly by many.

ROBESON, Clarence Edwin, a longtime resident of San Leandro, passed away peacefully on November 17, 2014 at the age of 91. He enjoyed a long career in aviation, having flown with Transocean Airlines, South Pacific Airlines and Pan American World Airways. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Juanita; his brother, Don; his children, Kathy, Dennis and Jeanette; 6 grandsons; and 3 great-grandsons. Viewing will be held Friday, Nov. 21, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Chapel of the Chimes, 32992 Mission Blvd., in Hayward.

 

 
Obituaries • 11-13-14 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
ARELLANO, Roberto
FLYNN, Joseph T. “Joe”
FUNG, Hon
GUERRA, Fernando, Jr.
HURST, William “Bill” R.
JORGENSEN, Esther
LOPEZ, G. Ernest
LOPEZ, Ezequiel “Kelly”
OLIVAS, Hilda Marie
RODRIGUEZ, Hazel P.
SHEROD, Robert Francis (Bob)
SHIMKO, Kathryn
SMITH, Rhonda K.

ARELLANO, Roberto, a longtime resident of San Leandro passed away November 5, 2014 at age 82. A Memorial Mass celebrating his life will be held Friday, November 14 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Leander’s Church, 550 W. Estudillo Ave. San Leandro . Interment will be private. Arrangements by Santos-Robinson Mortuary, San Leandro, (510) 483-0123, www.santos-robinson.com

FLYNN, Joseph T. “Joe,” of San Leandro on November 8, 2014. Visitation will be on Thursday, November 13 from noon to 8:30 p.m. with a Vigil service at 7 p.m. at Santos-Robinson Mortuary, 160 Estudillo Ave. in San Leandro. The Funeral Liturgy will be on Friday, November 14 at 10:30 a.m. at Church of the Assumption, 1100 Fulton Ave. in San Leandro. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hayward. Santos-Robinson Mortuary, San Leandro, (510) 483-0123, www.santos-robinson.com

FUNG, Hon, a resident of Oakland, passed away November 9, 2014, at age 81. Burial will take place at Rolling Hills Cemetery in Richmond, CA. Arrangements by Santos-Robinson Mortuary, San Leandro, (510) 483-0123, www.santos-robinson.com

GUERRA, Fernando, Jr., a resident of San Lorenzo, passed away October 27, 2014 at the age of 24. A service celebrating his life was held November 12, at Faith Fellowship Church in San Leandro. Burial at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hayward. Arrangements by Santos-Robinson Mortuary, San Leandro, (510) 483-0123, www.santos-robinson.com

HURST, William “Bill” R., a resident of Concord,CA passed away November 8, 2014 at age 84. Visitation will be on Monday, November 17 from 12 Noon until 8 p.m. at Santos-Robinson Mortuary, 160 Estudillo Ave., San Leandro. Burial will be Tuesday, November 18, 10:30 a.m. at San Joaquin National Valley Cemetery. Santos-Robinson Mortuary 510-483-0123

JORGENSEN, Esther, a 57-year resident of San Lorenzo, passed away on Saturday, November 8, 2014, at age 86. A native of Salinas, Mrs. Jorgensen was active in the Danish Lodge and the Hill & Valley Women’s Club. Memorial services will be held at Eden United Church of Christ, 21455 Birch St., Hayward at 2 p.m. on Nov. 15, with a reception to follow.

LOPEZ, Ezequiel “Kelly,” Kelly passed peacefully into God’s hands surrounded by his loving family at his home. Kelly was born in Las Cruces, New Mexico to Severo and Margarita Lopez, who were ranchers. Kelly was the third youngest of 15 siblings and the last survivor of all his brothers and sisters. He lived through the Great Depression. Because of his skills as a carpenter, Kelly joined the Navy as a “Sea Bee” during WWII. He was assigned to Honolulu after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, where he was part of the construction crew that built Tripler Hospital. While on leave in Santa Fe, New Mexico, he met and fell in love with Elizabeth “Betty” Crespin. They married on October 24, 1945. After the war, they moved to Alameda and settled in San Leandro in 1951 in a home that Kelly selected and built as a member of the construction crew as a union carpenter. It was there that Kelly and Betty raised five children. Kelly will be remembered for being a committed family man. He loved his wife, giving her security and an active love like no one else could have.  He gave his children good educations in school and at home about how to live. He provided a basis for their core values. He emphasized the importance of family by taking his family from California to New Mexico every year when his children were growing up. He also maintained close contact with his siblings, nephews and nieces in California by hosting them and visiting often for no special occasions other than to maintain good relationships with family. Kelly gave of himself by sharing his skills as a master carpenter, mason, plumber and roofer with his church, family, neighbors and friends. His hands were calloused but his heart was soft for those who needed him. Kelly was as reliable as the work he produced. He was as authentic a person as they come. Kelly epitomized the great generation he came from. He will be missed by all. Kelly is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Elizabeth “Betty” Lopez; 5 children, Barbara (Ron) Runolfson, Geri (Randy) Burns, Ernie (Sue) Lopez, Charles (Carole) Lopez and Susan (Mark) Mercer; 9 grandchildren, Rodney (Moira) Runolfson, Michelle Burns, Michael Burns, Kelly Lopez, Matthew Lopez, Shawn Lopez, Manuel Lopez, Renee Estrada and Dominic Estrada; 1 great-grandson, Nathan Runolfson; and many loving nephews, nieces and friends. Kelly is predeceased by his grandson, Kevin Runolfson; his parents, Severo and Margarita Lopez; and all his brothers and sisters, Flora, Virginia, Aurora, Macedonio, Liberato, Onesima, Trinidad, Arturo, Mike, Ramona, Angie, Richard, Romalda and Elias. The family would like to thank Deanne Sherwood who tenderly and professionally cared for Kelly daily to the end of this life. Thanks also to the Kaiser Hospice team who gave him comfort for the past five months. We wish to express a special appreciation for the thoughts, prayers and visitations from the St. Leander faith community, family, friends and neighbors. It was a testament to the love and respect so many had for our wonderful father. Visitation will begin on Saturday, Nov. 15, at Santos-Robinson Mortuary, 160 Estudillo Ave., in San Leandro from 3 to 8 p.m. A vigil service will begin at 6 p.m. at the mortuary. A funeral Mass will be held Sunday, Nov. 16, at St. Leander Church, 550 W. Estudillo Ave., in San Leandro. Mass will begin at 2:30 p.m. Please join family and friends at both the vigil and the Mass.

LOPEZ, G. Ernest, a longtime resident of San Leandro passed away October 31, 2014 at age 90. A memorial Mass will be held on Friday, November 21 at 11 a.m. at Transfiguration Catholic Church in Castro Valley. Arrangements by Santos-Robinson Mortuary, San Leandro, (510) 483-0123, www.santos-robinson.com

OLIVAS, Hilda Marie, of San Leandro, passed away on Saturday, November 8, 2014, at age 87. Mrs. Olivas was born in Tempe, Arizona. She enjoyed cooking for her family and trips to Reno.

RODRIGUEZ, Hazel P., a resident of Hayward, passed away November 9, 2014 at the age of 54. A service celebrating her life was held on November 12, at Santos-Robinson Mortuary in San Leandro. Interment was private. Arrangements by Santos-Robinson Mortuary, San Leandro, (510) 483-0123, www.santos-robinson.com

SHEROD, Robert (Bob) Francis, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and longtime San Leandro businessman, passed away quietly November, 8, 2014 after a lengthy illness. He was 94. Bob was born in 1920 in Detroit, Michigan to parents Guy and Julia Sherod. His birth mother passed away when he was very young. He was raised in several places, including Ohio and Florida. Bob is a graduate of Cleveland State University after completing military service in 1942. He is proceeded in death by both his parents and only brother, Guy, Jr. A WWII Army pilot and veteran, Bob flew C-46 transports across the treacherous and infamous China - Burma Hump. Upon leaving the military, Bob tried his hand at several business ventures. It was 1959 when he started Roberts Awards in San Leandro and was joined by Candy in 1964. Bob was a founding father in ARA, an international organization that supports the retail and manufacturing aspects of the awards industry. He would later serve as the organization’s president an unprecedented three times, and has been inducted into the ARA Hall of Fame. Bob was an avid sports fan — golf and basketball among his favorites. He also was intimately involved with the Exchange Club of San Leandro and the AAHMES Shrine, as well as other charitable originations, helping raise awareness and funds for the plight of children worldwide. He was well known for his gregarious spirit, generous heart and ever present smile. “Whispering Smith” will be greatly missed. He leaves behind his wife, Charlotte (Candy to friends and family); 5 daughters, Vicki of Kelseyville, California; Rhonda of Beaverton, Oregon; Cheryl of Pleasanton, California; Carol of Bend, Oregon; and Debbie of Scappoose, Oregon; as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. No services will be held, at his request. Arrangements were made by Santos-Robinson Mortuary in San Leandro, (510-483-0123, www.santos-robinson.com).

SHIMKO, Kathryn, June 6, 1914 – Sept. 6, 2014. Kay, a former San Leandro resident, passed away peacefully in her sleep. She is preceded in death by her husband, George; and son, Larry. She is survived by her grandson, Doug, and his five children. Private services were held.

SMITH, Rhonda K., resident of San Leandro, passed away October 30 at age 60. A celebration of her life will be held on Sunday, December 14 from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. at Santos-Robinson Mortuary, 160 Estudillo Ave., San Leandro. Arrangements by Santos-Robinson Mortuary, San Leandro, (510) 483-0123, www.santos-robinson.com

 

 
Obituaries • 11-06-14 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
BULL, Kevin
DOYLE, Barbara Jane
GARCIA, Vincent Joseph
MATTOS, Gilbert
PIAZZA, Alaire G.
REIFF, Allan Richard
RIZZO, Louis J.

BULL, Kevin, of San Lorenzo, passed away on Saturday, November 1, 2014, at age 28. Services were to be private.

DOYLE, Barbara Jane, a resident of San Leandro passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, October 25, 2014. She was a unique, beautiful and wonderful woman and will be sorely missed. A memorial mass celebrating her life will be held on Friday, November 7, at Church of the Assumption, 1100 Fulton Avenue in San Leandro, beginning at 1 p.m. Arrangements made by Santos-Robinson Mortuary, San Leandro, 510-483-0123, www.santos-robinson.com

GARCIA, Vincent Joseph, of San Leandro, passed away at his home on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at age 60. A native of Albany, Calif., Mr. Garcia worked as a technical specialist at the family business, Feeney, Inc. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Nov. 8 at Holy A ngels, 1051 Harder Road, Hayward.

MATTOS, Gilbert, of San Leandro, passed away at his home on Saturday, October 25, 2014, at age 99. Services were held Nov. 3 at Santos-Robinson Mortuary, 160 Estudillo Ave. in San Leandro.

PIAZZA, Alaire G., was born January 18, 1929 to Belle and Nicholas Martin in Oakland, California. She graduated from Castlemont High School in 1947. She married Joseph Piazza October 21, 1956 and recently celebrated 58 years of marriage. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, mother-in-law, aunt, cousin and friend. Alaire loved spending time with her family. She genuinely had concern and care for everyone she met. She was an exceptional homemaker and enjoyed reading, especially biographies. She loved dolls and had a large doll collection with some dating back to her early childhood. Alaire loved family trips to Disneyland. She and Joseph spent their honeymoon in Hawaii and she also enjoyed return trips there throughout the years. Alaire is survived by her husband, Joseph; her son, Steven Marks, and daughter-in-law, Linda, of Ridgefield, Washington; daughter, Lisa La Rocca, and son-in-law, Randal, of Danville; and daughter-in-law, Lisa Marks of Fremont; 6 grandchildren, Andrea, Anthony, Alex, Nicholas, Matthew and Jessica; and 5 great-grandchildren. Alaire was preceded in death by her parents and her son, Michael. The outpouring of prayers, cards, flowers and offers of assistance during the past several months is deeply appreciated. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Church of the Assumption, 1100 Fulton Ave., in San Leandro. Arrangements made by Santos-Robinson Mortuary in San Leandro (510-483-0123, www.santos-robinson.com).

REIFF, Allan Richard, of San Leandro, passed away on after an 11-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease. A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Mr. Reiff was a veteran of the  U.S. Air Foce and a professor of Philosophy and Humanities at Chabot College in Hayward. A life tribute was held Nov. 1 at the college.

RIZZO, Louis J., of San Leandro, passed away on Saturday, October 25, 2014, at age 81. A native of Sheridan, New York, Mr. Rizzo was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army He later worked for Aladdin Sheetmetal in Oakland and then started his own TV repair business. A funeral Mass was said Nov. 4 at St. Felicitas Church in San Leandro.

 

 
Obituaries • 10-30-14 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
CORREIA, Maria C.
EMERSON-LEE, Dorothy
FELIU, Victoria “Titi Vicky”
GRIFFIN, Anna
LEEPER, Shirley A.
MATTOS, Gilbert
MOORE, Leonard C.
PRICE, Norma R.
SCHULTZ, Meda “Tiny”
SILVA, Daniel Sr.

CORREIA, Maria C., born October 7, 1918 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, was raised in San Miquel, Azores, where she resided until 1942. She then emigrated to Oakland, California and resided in San Leandro for 62 wonderful years. Our Mom passed away comfortably on October 25, 2014. She was 96 years young! She is survived by her two daughters, Eva Ferranti and Cleo Samarin; 7 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Monday, Nov. 3, from noon until 8 p.m. at Santos-Robinson Mortuary, 160 Estudillo Ave., in San Leandro. A Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Mass will be celebrated the following day, Tuesday, Nov. 4, at Saint Leanders in San Leandro at 10:30 a.m.

EMERSON-LEE, Dorothy, of San Lorenzo, passed away at her home on Saturday, October 18, 2014, at age 93. A native of Jump River, Wisconsin, Mrs. Emerson-Lee retired after 20 years of service with the San  Leandro Police Department. Memorial services were held Oct. 24 at Chapel of the Chimes in Hayward.

FELIU, Victoria “Titi Vicky,” of San Lorenzo passed away on Saturday, October 25, 2014, at age 59. Arrangements were made at San Leandro Funeral Home, 407 Estudillo Avenue, (510)-483-5300.

GRIFFIN, Anna, from San Leandro passed away on Sunday, October 26, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in San Francisco to Michael and Mary Hanratty on January 4, 1930. Visitation is from noon to 8:30 p.m. today, Oct. 30, with the Rosary at 6 p.m. at Santos-Robinson Mortuary, 160 Estudillo Ave., San Leandro. The funeral mass is at 10:30 a.m. at Church of the Assumption, 1100 Fulton Ave. in San Leandro on Friday, October 31. Burial to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hayward. Santos-Robinson Mortuary, (510) 483-0123, www.santos-robinson.com

LEEPER, Shirley A., of San Leandro, passed away on Thursday, October 16, 2014, at age 70. A native of Berkeley, Ms. Leeper was a longtime employee of the West Oakland Health Center. A celebration of her life was held on Oct. 24 at the Grandview Pavilion in Alameda.

MATTOS, Gilbert, a resident of San Leandro passed away on Saturday, October 25, 2014, at age 99. Visitation will be at Santos-Robinson Mortuary, 160 Estudillo Avenue, San Leandro on Sunday, November 2, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a vigil service beginning at 7 p.m. The Funeral service will be on Monday, November 3, beginning at 10 a.m. at the mortuary. Burial to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hayward. Santos-Robinson Mortuary, www.santos-robinson.com

MOORE, Leonard C., of San Leandro, passed away at his home on Saturday, Octo ber 18, 2014, at age 83. Mr. Moore retired from Garrett Freight Lines. Private services will be held.

PRICE, Norma R., of Oakland passed away on October 23, 2014, at age 88. Arrangements were made at San Leandro Funeral Home, 407 Estudillo Avenue, 510-483-5300.

SCHULTZ, Meda “Tiny,” of San Leandro, passed away on Monday, October 13, 2014, at age 88. A native of Venice, Calif., Mrs. Schultz worked for 30 years for the San Lorenzo School District in the cafeterias and student store. At her request, no services will be held.

SILVA, Daniel Sr., of San Lorenzo, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at age 79. Viewing will be held from 4-8 p.m. today, Oct. 30, at Grissom’s Mortuary in San Lorenzo. A short prayer service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31 at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

 

 
Obituaries • 10-23-14 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
BIGGI, Joseph P.
BURNS, Robert C. (Bob)
CASSIMUS, Rose
CRIST, George E. “Lucky”
MICHELS, William Russell
OLIVER, Robert

BIGGI, Joseph P., passed away peacefully in San Leandro at age 61 on October 15, 2014. Joe was a special-needs child who lived a full and complete life with the nurturing care of his loving mother, Vaughn Costa of San Leandro. Joe loved bicycling and basketball in his younger years, and was a lifelong sports fan, especially of the home teams — the Giants, A’s, and 49er’s. Joe lived for 30 years at the Clausen House in Oakland, where he enjoyed and benefited from the many programs offered there. Joe is survived by his mother, Vaughn; his father, Dino Biggi of Danville; his sister, Christina Gunn of Santa Fe, New Mexico; and a nephew and niece, Nathan Gunn and Rebecca McCabe. Services were held at the Chapel of the Chimes in Hayward.

BURNS, Robert C. (Bob), February 14, 1922 – October 14, 2014, passed away at home, after a brief illness. He was born in Berkeley on Valentine’s Day, was a lifelong resident of Alameda County, a WWII veteran, and master tool and die maker with 43 years at the American Can Company in Oakland. Bob was the Scout Master of Boy Scout Troop 643, a Mason, a member of SIRS and an active member of Soiree Singles. Bob is predeceased by his father, Charles; mother, Maud; brother, Charles; sisters, Marion and Barbara; wives, Helen and Faye, stepson, Bill; and great-granddaughter, Abigal Elizabeth. He is survived by his son, Mike Burns; daughter, Mollie Burns Biancalana; and stepdaughter, Susan Armigo.  He was the loving grandfather of Meg Bickerton, James Bast, Rachel Kahn and Rebecca Vincent; and truly a “Great Grandpa” to Jacob Vincent and Gwen Bickerton. A celebration of his life will be held at his regular Saturday morning breakfast favorite, Elio’s Family Restaurant, 260 Floresta Blvd., in San Leandro on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 8 a.m. to noon. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to: DSET School c/o 15423 Marne Street, San Leandro, CA  94579.

CASSIMUS, Rose, of San Leandro and a native of Warren, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, October 14, 2014, at age 82. Funeral services were held Oct. 22 at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Ascension in Oakland.

CRIST, George E. “Lucky,” of San Lorenzo, passed away on Monday, October 13, 2014, at age 73. A native of San Francisco, Mr. Crist was a Bonsai Artist. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Oct 27 at Jess C. Spencer Mortuary, 21228 Redwood Road in Castro Valley.

MICHELS, William Russell “Bill,” of San Lorenzo, passed away at his home on Friday, October 17, 2014, at age 58. A native of Seattle, Washington, Mr. Michels was a longtime baseball and basketball coach and worked for 25 years as a refrigeration mechanic at Matson. Services will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at St. John’s Church, 264 E. Lewelling Blvd., San Lorenzo.

OLIVER, Robert, of San Leandro passed away on Th ursday, October 2, 2014 at the age of 76. Veterans Administration services will be held on Wednesday, November 12, at Sacramento Valley Veterans Administration Cemetery in Dixon, California.

 

 
Obituaries • 10-16-14 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
BROWN, Marilyn Lee
CALDWELL, Roderick
CLARK, James Edward
HOWE, George William, Jr.
ROGERS, Paul Lawrence, Sr.
SAYNE, Herbert

BROWN, Marilyn Lee, of San Lorenzo, passed away on Monday, October 6, 2014, at age 88. A native of Uniontown, Kansas, Mrs. Brown loved spending time with her family. Funeral services were held Oct. 13 at Village Baptist Church in San Lorenzo.

CALDWELL, Roderick, who lived in San Lorenzo for 57 years, passed away on Saturday, October 11, 2014, at age 85. A native of Grand Junction, Colorado, Mr. Caldwell was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who worked as a printer and typographer. Services will be held Oct. 17 at 10:30 a.m. at Grissom’s Chapel and Mortuary.

CLARK, James Edward Dominique, of Hayward  passed away on October 10, 2014, at age 18. Arrangements were made at San Leandro Funeral Home, (510) 483-5300.

HOWE, George William, Jr., of San Leandro, passed away on Saturday, October 11, 2014, at age 91. A native of Kansas City, Missouri, Mr. Howe was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. and a member of SIRS. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Oct. 16 at Chapel of the Chimes.

ROGERS, Paul Lawrence, Sr., 83, of Oakland passed away Thursday, October 2, 2014 in San Leandro. Paul was born on April 17, 1931 in Piqua, Ohio. He served in the United States Navy for 20 years and continued to serve the U.S. government for an additional 25 years at the Alameda Naval Air Station. Paul is survived by his wife of 63 years, Dorothy L. Rogers; their 5 sons; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 2 nieces; and many other relatives and friends. Paul and Dorothy’s first born and only daughter, Paula L. Rogers-Cragwick, predeceased Paul in 2010. Services are being held at Santos-Robinson Mortuary, 160 Estudillo Ave., in San Leandro on Friday, Oct. 17, at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be private at Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno.

SAYNE, Herbert, formerly of San Leandro, passed away at his home in Noti, Oregon on Friday, September 19, 2014, at age 68. A native of Frankfurt, Germany, Mr. Sayne was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Per his wishes, a red apple tree has been planted in his honor and the family held a private memorial at his home.

 

 
Obituaries • 10-09-14 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
ARTECHE, TONINO E.
BURDINE, Betty Louise
CAMPOS-ARNOLD, Nancy A.
ELDRIDGE, David W.
NISHIMURA, Roy Shiro
PISTOCHINI, Rita Galli
RAPOZO, Melvin

ARTECHE, Tonino “Tone Dog” E., 30, of San Leandro, passed away Wednesday, October 1, 2014 in Hayward. He was born in Daly City on March 11, 1984 to Jeanine Mejia and Steve Arteche. Tonino was a loyal and animated artist and lover of music whose individuality left an impression on those he met. As a child, he was rambunctious and full of life, spending hours drawing, listening to music and skating. His fondest childhood memories include family camping trips, road trips and going to Disneyland. He was a colorful, one-of-a-kind character and his compassion, intelligence and devotion will be missed by those who loved him. He is survived by his parents; his sisters, Sylvia, Raquel, Krizia, Sasha and Caroline; his nephews, Ryan and Gabe; his girlfriend, Carolyn; his step-father, Joe; in-laws, Ryan, Ba, Beba, Thuy, Hang, Rich and David; and many loving cousins, aunties and uncles. Friends and family are invited to attend the funeral service on Sunday, Oct. 12, at 1 p.m. at Jess C. Spencer Mortuary, 21228 Redwood Road, in Castro Valley.

BURDINE, Betty Louise, of San Lorenzo, passed away at Eden Hospital on Thursday, October 2, 2014, at age 86. Visitation from 4-6 p.m. today, Oct. 9, at Oakmont Mortuary in Lafayette. Funeral services at 10 a.m. Friday at Church of the Valley in San Ramon.

CAMPOS-ARNOLD, Nancy A., of San Leandro, passed away on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, after a battle with chronic health problems. A native of Oakland, Mrs. Campos-Arnold worked as a secretary for the FBI and later as administrative secretary to late Alameda County Sheriff Glen Dyer. Visitation at 11 a.m., funeral service at noon on Oct. 10 at Holy Angels, 1051 Harder Road, in Hayward.

ELDRIDGE, David W., passed away on October 3, 2014 at age 84. Dave was a resident of San Leandro for 52 years. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War from 1950–1954. Dave met his wife, Ginny, in 1952. They were married for 62 years. Constance, Terry, and Clifton are the children from that marriage. Dave graduated from San Jose State College in 1964. He served as Postmaster of the Livermore post office for 10 years. He will be cremated and his ashes will be scattered at sea, as he wished, with family and friends in attendance.

NISHIMURA, Roy Shiro, of San Leandro, passed away Monday, September 29, 2014, at age 81. Mr. Nishimura worked as a pharmacist in the Bay Area for nearly 50 years. A private service will be held at Chapel of the Chimes in Hayward on Oct 11.

PISTOCHINI, Rita Galli, of San Lorenzo, passed away on Monday, September 29, 2014, at age 90. Mrs. Pistochini worked at J.C. Penney in Hayward for many years. A memorial Mass was said Oct. 4 at Pieta Chapel in Colma.

RAPOZO, Melvin, of San Leandro, passed away on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at age 91. A native of Oakland, Mr. Rapozo was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II who served as a navigator on B24s. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, Oct. 9, at Grissom’s Chapel & Mortuary, 267 E. Lewelling Blvd., in San Lorenzo, with a vigil service at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 10, at the mortuary.

ROMANOWITZ, Charles M., passed away peacefully on September 14, 2014 in Antioch, CA. A Celebration of his Life will be held on Saturday, Oct. 11, beginning at 11 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 195 Alvarado Ave., Pittsburg, CA. Luncheon to follow. Arrangements made by Santos-Robinson Mortuary (www.santos-robinson.com, 510-483-0123).

 

 
Obituaries • 10-02-14 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
BANUELOS, Jose De Jesus
CONTRONEO, Joseph G.
ESPINOZA, Shirley M.
GRIFFIN, Kenneth R.
LONTOC, Antonia Dulce
PEREIRA, Maria C.
RADER, Virginia Mae
ROBERTSON, Carolyn
SANCHEZ, Eva Mary
SARDELLA, Austin D.

BANUELOS, Jose De Jesus, of San Leandro passed away on Wednesday, September 24, 2014. A Memorial Mass celebrating his life will be held on Friday, Oct. 3 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Leander Church, 550 W. Estudillo Ave., San Leandro. Arrangements made by Santos-Robinson Mortuary (510-483-0123, www.santos-robinson.com).

CONTRONEO, Joseph G., of San Leandro, passed away on Wednesday, September 24. 2014, at age 100. A native of Oakland, Mr. Controneo was a steel mill worker until retirement.A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. today,  Oct. 2, and a prayer service at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Holy Angels, 1051 Harder Rd., Hayward.

ESPINOZA, Shirley M., of San Leandro, passed away on Thursday, September 25, 2014, at age 83. Mrs. Espinoza worked as Quality Control at Hudson Lumber Co. for 33 years. A visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. today, Oct. 2, at Grissom’s Mortuary 267 E. Lewelling Blvd. San Lorenzo with a vigil service at 7 p.m. A Funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. John’s Church.

GRIFFIN, Kenneth R., of San Leandro, passed away Saturday, August 30, 2014, at tage 67. Mr. Griffin worked for Sysco Foods of San Francisco for 32 years and was a longtime parishioner at St. Felicitas Church Interment was at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hayward on Sept. 29

LONTOC, Antonia Dulce, of San Lorenzo,  February 14, 1925 – September 28, 2014. Widower and a native of the Philippines, Antonia was baptized as Jehovah’s witness on November 3, 1990. She is survived by 7 out of 10 children, 30 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren, and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation and services will be held at Chapel of the Chimes, 32992 Mission Blvd., in Hayward (510-400-6489) on Sunday, Oct. 5, from 1 to 6 p.m.

PEREIRA, Maria C., of San Leandro passed away on Tuesday, September 23, 2014. A Vigil – Mass combined was held October 1 at St. Leander Church San Leandro. Interment will be today (Oct. 1) leaving the church at 10:30 a.m. for Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hayward. Arrangements made by Santos-Robinson Mortuary (510-483-0123, www.santos-robinson.com).

RADER, Virginia Mae, of San Leandro, passed away Friday, September 26, 2014, at age 92. Services will be held on Thursday, October 2 at 1:30 p.m. at Chapel of the Chimes, 32992 Mission Blvd. in Hayward.

ROBERTSON, Carolyn, October 12, 1941 – September 23, 2014. Our beloved Carol made her transition at home in San Leandro. She was preceded in death by her father, Art; mother, Fran; stepfather, Walt; and sister, Judi. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Murray; daughters, Heather and Diane; “adoptive” daughter, Kella; brother, Jim; and a large circle of extended family and friends. Carol loved people and found great joy in spreading kindness to all she met. She was a life-long learner, avid reader, and had many interests throughout her life. She had a love and appreciation of life, delighting in nature and the many adventures of road trips. Carol served in the libraries of John Muir Junior High, Bancroft Junior High, Arroyo High and San Lorenzo High schools. As a devoted mother, she volunteered numerous hours, and gave in a role of mom to many. With an eclectic taste in music and a beautiful voice, she would bless many with her singing. She would often share the phrase, “Singing is like praying twice.” A memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 25, at 2 p.m. at San Leandro Unity Church, 1420 Santa Maria St., in San Leandro.

SANCHEZ, Eva Mary, born August 21, 1910, a longtime resident of San Leandro passed away in Alameda on Th ursday, September 25, 2014, at age 104. The Funeral services for Eva were held on October 1 at The Church of the Assumption. Burial took place at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hayward. Arrangements made by Santos-Robinson Mortuary (510-483-0123, www.santos-robinson.com).

SARDELLA, Austin D., of San Leandro passed away on Wednesday, September 24, 2014. Visitation will be on Thursday, Oct. 2 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at St. Leander Church 550 W. Estudillo Ave., San Leandro with the Vigil service starting at 7 p.m. The Funeral Liturgy will be on Friday, Oct. 3 at 9 a.m. also at the church. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hayward. Arrangements made by Santos-Robinson Mortuary (510-483-0123, www.santos-robinson.com).

 

 
Obituaries • 09-25-14 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
ARNOLD, Stewart H.
BOITEUX, Velma S.
CHRISTENSEN, Louis
DANCOE, Robert John
FLOREZ, John Jr.
GRIFFIN, Kenneth
JONES, Robert “Bob”
McCOOL, J.S. “Happy”
PARMANTIER, Shirley Ann
SEARS, Barbara Helen
TEN EYCK, Jane
WOODS, Anne

ARNOLD, Stewart H., of San Leandro, passed away in Castro Valley on Friday, September 12, 2014, at age 93. Services were held Sept. 20 at Mission Hills Golf Course in Hayward.

BOITEUX, Velma S., of San Leandro passed away on Wednesday, September 17, 2014. A Memorial Mass celebrating her life will be held on Sept. 27 at 11 a.m. at Church of the Assumption, 1100 Fulton Ave. San Leandro. Santos-Robinson Mortuary, (510) 483-0123, www.santos-robinson.com

CHRISTENSEN, Louis,
of San Lorenzo, passed away on Sunday, September 14, 2014, at age 89. A native of Antelope, Montana, Mr. Christensen was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He worked for Crown Zellerbach for 34 years. Services will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow, Sept. 26, at Chapel of the Chimes, 32992 Mission Blvd. in Hayward.  

DANCOE, Robert John, resident of San Leandro, born June 15, 1941, passed away on Thursday, September 11, 2014, at age 73.å Services will held at Holy Family Catholic Church, 4848 Pearl Avenue in San Jose on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 9:30 am.  

FLOREZ, John Jr., died on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at age 48. John was born in San Leandro. He accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior 4 months ago. John, a father to 3 children, grandfather to 4 and brother to 1, also leaves behind his mother, Susie Florez, and father, John Florez, Sr. Funeral services will be for family and immediate friends. We love you, daddy.

GRIFFIN, Kenneth, September 23, 1946 – August 30, 2014, a resident of San Leandro for 44 years, passed away at age 67. He was a longtime parishioner at St. Felicitas Catholic Church of San Leandro. Interment will be at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Hayward at 1 p.m.; on Monday, September 29.

JONES, Robert “Bob,”
a longtime resident of San Lorenzo, passed away on Tuesday, September 2, 2014, at age 92. A native of Port Orchard, Washington, Mr. Jones was a veteran of World War II and a member of Operating Engineers Local 3 for 42 years. Memorial services were to be held in Washington.

McCOOL, J.S. “Happy,”
of San Leandro passed away on Tuesday September 16, 2014. Funeral Services celebrating his life were held on September 23 at Santos-Robinson Mortuary in San Leandro. Interment was at Lone Tree Cemetery, Hayward. Santos-Robinson Mortuary, (510) 483-0123, www.santos-robinson.com  

PARMANTIER, Shirley Ann, born December 7, 1931, resident of Castro Valley, passed away in Hayward on Saturday, September 20, 2014. Visitation will be Thursday, Sept. 25, from noon - 8 p.m. at Santos-Robinson Mortuary, 160 Estudillo Avenue, San Leandro. Burial will take place at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, CA at a later date. Santos-Robinson Mortuary, (510) 483-0123, www.santos-robinson.com

SEARS, Barbara Helen,
of San Leandro, passed away in Auburn on Saturday, September 13, 2014, at age 87. Mrs. Sears worked as an accountant for Deluxe Laundry in Oakland for a few year. She was a talented oil painter. Arrangements were being made at Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland.   

TEN EYCK, Jane,
of San Lorenzo, passed away on Friday, September 12, 2014, at age 96. Services were held on Sept. 19 at St. John’s Church in San Lorenzo.  

WOODS, Anne,
formerly of San Leandro, passed away from Parkinson’s disease on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, at age 84. A native of Marystown, Newfoundland, Canada, Mrs. Woods had lived in Livermore for the past 8 years. Services were held Sept. 22 at Holy Angels Funeral Center in Hayward.


 

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