Obituaries
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..

 

 
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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.


 
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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.

 

 
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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.


 
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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.

 

 
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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

 

 
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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.

 

 

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