Obituaries
Obituaries • 05-21-15 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
CLEARY, James
DECOSTA, George
FREDERICKSON, Walter J.
NORD, Barbara
PANGELINA, Raymond
SILVA, Eric
SILVA, Rose
SLAVIN, David
SPENGLER, Sharon

CLEARY, James, a longtime resident of San Leandro and most recently San Lorenzo, passed away on May 14, 2015 at age 73. He will be greatly missed by many friends locally and family in his home state of Maine. Services and internment will be private.

DECOSTA, George, a resident of San Lorenzo passed away May 14, 2015 at age 88. The Mass will take place at St John’s Catholic Church in San Lorenzo today, May 21, at 10 a.m. with interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hayward. Services are under the direction of Grissom’s Chapel & Mortuary in San Lorenzo  (grissomsmortuary.com).

FREDERICKSON, Walter J., of San Leandro, passed away at his home on Friday, April 24, 2015, at age 85. A native of Bellingham, Washington, Mr. Frederickson was a veteran of the Korean War and served as a firefighter for the City of Oakland Fire Dept. until he retired in 1988. Services will be held at 11 a.m. today, May 21, followed by a reception, at St. Felicitas Church, 1650 Manor Blvd., in San Leandro.

NORD, Barbara, of San Leandro, passed away on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at age 81. A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. on May 24 at San Ramon Valley Bible Church, 115 Ryan Industrial Cir., in San Ramon. Arrangements were made by Deer Creek Funeral Service, 510-317-7890.

PANGELINA, Raymond, passed away on May 14, 2015 in Lake County. He will be greatly missed. A Celebration of his life will be held May 30 at Santos Robinson Mortuary. Please contact mortuary for time at 510-483-0123 (www.santos-Robinson.com).

SILVA, Eric, a resident of San Leandro, passed away May 12, 2015 at age 49. A Celebration of his life will take place today, May 21, at 7 p.m. Services are under the direction of Grissom’s Chapel & Mortuary in San Lorenzo, 510-278-2800.

SILVA, Rose, a resident of Castro Valley, passed away May 16, 2015 at age 92. Visitation will take place today, May 21, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Chapel Service will begin at 1 p.m. at Grissom’s Chapel & Mortuary, 267 E. Lewelling Blvd., in San Lorenzo, with interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hayward. Services are under the direction of Grissom’s Chapel & Mortuary in San Lorenzo (510-278-2800, grissomsmortuary.com).

SLAVIN, David, of San Leandro passed away on May 8, 2015. Trained in meteorology, Mr. Slavin served in the U.S. Army during WWII. After the war, Mr. Slavin received a Masters Degree in Education from Columbia University. He became an inspiring teacher for many 5th- and 6th-grade students in New York City. He was loved and will be greatly missed by his wife, Ethel, and her family; by his nieces and nephew; and by his cousins in New York. A memorial service was held for Mr. Slavin on May 13 at the Home of Eternity chapel in Oakland.

SPENGLER, Sharon, a resident of San Lorenzo, passed away May 17, 2015 at age 78. Visitation will take place Thursday, May 28, from 4 to 8 p.m. The Chapel Service will begin at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 29, at Grissom’s Chapel & Mortuary, 267 E. Lewelling Blvd., in San Lorenzo, with interment to follow at Lone Tree Cemetery in Hayward. Services are under the direction of Grissom’s Chapel & Mortuary in San Lorenzo (510-278-2800, grissomsmortuary.com).

 

 
Obituaries • 05-14-15 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
BOLICH, Elva
FLYNN, Tyler Joshua
GALLI, Patricia
HALBECH, Janaice
KLEIN, Earl Frederick
RAMOS, Joyce
ROCHA, Mervin
WONG, Marilyn

BOLICH, Elva, a resident of Castro Valley passed away May 10, 2015 at age 90. Services were under the direction of Grissom’s Cremation & Burial Center. Services are under the direction of Grissom’s Chapel & Mortuary in San Lorenzo.  And  Cremation services were provided by Grissom’s Crematory, Inc., 510-278-2800.

FLYNN, Tyler Joshua, of San Lorenzo, passed away from Spinal Cerebellar Ataxia on Friday, May 1, 2015, at age 19. A memorial will be held at 11 a.m. this Saturday, May 16, at Calvary Lutheran Church, 17200 Via Magdalena, San Lorenzo.

GALLI, Patricia, a resident of San Lorenzo passed away  May 9, 2015 at age 59. Cremation services were provided by Grissom’s Crematory, Inc. and were under the direction of Grissom’s Chapel and Mortuary in San Lorenzo, 510-278-2800.

HALBECH, Janaice, a resident of San Lorenzo passed away May 11, 2015 at age 83. Cremation services were provided by Grissom’s Crematory, Inc. and were under the direction of Grissom’s Chapel and Mortuary in San Lorenzo, 510-278-2800.

KLEIN, Earl Frederick, passed away peacefully April 25, 2015 in San Leandro. Services will be held Saturday, May 16 at Santos Robinson Mortuary at 11 a.m. with a burial to follow at Oakmont Memorial Park in Lafayette (www.santos-robinson.com).

RAMOS, Joyce, a resident of San Leandro passed away April 28, 2015 at age 30. Visitation will take place Monday, May 11 from 5 - 8 p.m. at Grissom’s Chapel & Mortuary, 267 E. Lewelling Blvd., San Lorenzo. Cremation services were provided by Grissom’s Crematory, Inc., 510-278-2800.

ROCHA, Mervin, of San Leandro, passed away on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at age 80, after a three-year battle with dementia. Mr. Rocha worked for Pacific Bell and retired from AT&T in 1988. A celebration of life will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on May 17 at the Elk’s Lodge, 2252 Santa Clara Ave., in Alameda.

WONG, Marilyn, a resident of San Lorenzo passed away on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at th age 65. Services are under the direction of Grissom’s Chapel & Mortuary, 267 E. Lewelling Blvd., San Lorenzo, 510-278-2800.

 

 
Obituaries • 05-07-15 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
ANNUNZIO, Beni-Lea
CHABRE, Yolanda
COPE, Helen
DIZON, Rodrigo
DOWNING, Gilbert R.
EVANS, Prentiss
FRENCH, Hazel
HOLGATE, Jason Paul
JIMENEZ, Francisca
KANE, Charles “Chuck”
PARKER, Mildred
RABENER, Mary Penney
RAMOS, Joyce
RAREY, Olivia
ROCHA, Mervin

ANNUNZIO, Beni-Lea, a resident of San Leandro passed away April 28, 2015  at age 68. Vigil was held on May 5 at Grissom’s Chapel & Mortuary, 267 E. Lewelling Blvd., San Lorenzo. Services were under the direction of Grissom’s Chapel & Mortuary in San Lorenzo (510-278-2800, grissomsmortuary.com).

CHABRE, Yolanda, a resident of San Leandro passed away April 30, 2015 at age 84. Cremation services were provided by Grissom’s Crematory, Inc. and services were under the direction of Grissom’s Cremation & Burial Center (510-278-2800, grissomsmortuary.com).

COPE, Helen, a resident of San Leandro passed away April 30, 2015 at age 84. Cremation services were provided by Grissom’s Crematory, Inc. and services were under the direction of Grissom’s Cremation & Burial Center (510-278-2800, grissomsmortuary.com).

DIZON, Rodrigo, a resident of San Leandro passed away May 2, 2015, at age 83. Visitation on Thursday, May 7 from 4 - 9 p.m. and May 8 from 4 - 9 p.m. Services are under the direction of Grissom’s Chapel & Mortuary with the vigil at 7 p.m. at Grissom’s Chapel & Mortuary, 267 E. Lewelling Blvd., San Lorenzo. Mass on Sat., May 9 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel in San Leandro. Grissom’s Chapel & Mortuary in San Lorenzo. Cremation services will follow at Grissom’s Crematory, Inc. with private interment to take place at a later time. Grissom’s Mortuary (510-278-2800, grissomsmortuary.com).

DOWNING, Gilbert R., (August 28, 1936 – April 28, 2015), a resident of San Leandro, passed away on April 28, 2015 after a short illness. He is survived by his  wife of 60 years, Bonnie Downing. He was a loving father to his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Gil was born in Oakland and graduated in 1954 from Hayward High School. He was a retired produce manager from Louis Stores as well as a retired supervisor from Alameda County. Gil loved the years he volunteered at Hayward West National Little League as umpire in chief, player agent and president. Gil had a passion and talent for playing poker and loved going to casinos. He will be most remembered for his jokes and humor. Per his request, there will be no services. In lieu of flowers or gifts, his family requests donations to the C.M.T. foundation at cmtausa.org (research) in memory of him.

EVANS, Prentiss, a resident of San Lorenzo passed away May 2, 2015 at age 76. Visitation on Sunday, May 10 from noon - 3 p.m. Services on Monday, May 11 at 10 a.m. at Grissom’s Chapel & Mortuary, 267 E. Lewelling Blvd., San Lorenzo, with interment to follow at Lone Tree Cemetery in Hayward. Grissom’s Mortuary (510-278-2800, grissomsmortuary.com).

FRENCH, Hazel, a resident of Castro Valley passed away May 2, 2015 at age 94. Graveside services will take place in Placerville and are under the direction of Grissom’s Chapel & Mortuary in San Lorenzo (510-278-2800, grissomsmortuary.com).

HOLGATE, Jason Paul, October 26, 1980 – April 29, 2015, is survived by his mother, Kelly; his adored daughter, Meleah; sisters, Kristen and Katie, grandmother, Marilyn; and many other friends that became family along the way. Jason was an artist, a jack of all trades. He loved being outdoors, spending time with loved ones and BBQ’n. Viewing services will be held at Santos Robinson Mortuary in San Leandro today, May 7, from 2 to 8 p.m., followed by a potluck memorial BBQ on Friday, May 8, from 2 p.m. to dark at Kennedy Park in Hayward.

JIMENEZ, Francisca, a resident of San Lorenzo passed away April 26, 2015  at age 85. Vigil was held on April 30 at Grissom’s Chapel & Mortuary in San Lorenzo. Services were under the direction of Grissom’s Chapel & Mortuary in San Lorenzo (510-278-2800, grissomsmortuary.com).

KANE, Charles “Chuck,” of San Leandro, passed away peacefully on April 26, 2015. After 28 years of devoted service, he retired in the rank of Captain with the San Leandro Police Department. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Beth Kane of San Leandro; daughter, Linda Grace of Willits, California; step-son, Michael Dobbins of Grass Valley, California; sister, Dorothy Schmitt of Hayward; 5 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild. A celebration of his life will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 15, at St. Leander Church in San Leandro. To read more about Chuck’s incredible life and to share your own memories with the family, please visit bethkane.net/remembering-chuck.html.

PARKER, Mildred, a resident of San Leandro passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at age 81. Cremation services were provided by Grissom’s Crematory, Inc. and were under the direction of Grissom’s Chapel and Mortuary in San Lorenzo (510-278-2800, grissomsmortuary.com).

RABENER, Mary Penney, June 6, 1924 – April 30, 2015, a long-time resident of Alameda, passed away peacefully at Felipe Care Home in Danville. Mary grew up on a farm in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Montana in Ferndale, near Bigfork. Her parents were the late Donald Penney and Mabel Johnson Penney. Mary also enjoyed the embrace of her extended Norwegian family. She graduated as Valedictorian of her class at Big Fork High School. During WWII, she worked in Helena for the State of Montana, and there met her husband, William Rabener, at a USO dance. They married in 1943 and, after Bill returned from the war in the Pacific, they moved to Los Angeles near Bill’s large family. Mary worked while Bill attended USC on the GI Bill and received his degree in Pharmacy. With their two daughters, Nancy and Laurie, they shared in the many embracing picnics and holiday gatherings with Bill’s family. In 1957, the family moved north to San Jose for four years and, after purchasing Sutherland Pharmacy in Alameda, they moved to Alameda in 1961. Through Bill’s involvement in the Lions Club of Alameda, they enjoyed many philanthropic and social occasions, including dancing, which they loved.  Mary and Bill worked as a team together in the pharmacy until Bill passed away suddenly in 1975. Thereafter, Mary worked for and retired from the Alameda County Employees Retirement Association. Mary was a long-time volunteer for Alameda Hospital Auxiliary, sewing puppets for the children. She was active in the Soroptimist Club of Alameda to help promote education and economic opportunities to improve the lives of women. She was also a volunteer for Meals on Wheels. Mary had a keen artistic sensibility, as expressed through her tasteful and excellent sewing skills, making beautiful clothes for her daughters and granddaughter, and lovely accents for her home. Mary will be loved and remembered for her giving, loving and compassionate nature, for her love of animals, for her integrity, wisdom, intelligence, artistic taste and graciousness. Mary is survived by her devoted children, Nancy Rabener (Tom Stimpfle) of Fairbanks, Alaska, and Laurie Beasley (Paul Beasley) of San Leandro; and her beloved granddaughter, Mary Beasley. We are deeply grateful to Felipe Care Home of Danville for their warm, kind and exceptionally excellent care of Mary in her final years. Mary’s family wishes to thank you all for your outpouring of love and are privately celebrating her life.

RAMOS, Joyce, a resident of San Leandro passed away on Saturday, April 28, 2015  at age 30. Visitation on Monday, May 11 from 5 - 8 p.m. at Grissom’s Chapel & Mortuary, 267 E. Lewelling Blvd., San Lorenzo. Cremation services were provided by Grissom’s Crematory, Inc. (510-278-2800, grissomsmortuary.com).

RAREY, Olivia, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at her residence in San Leandro. A Viewing was held at Santos Robinson Mortuary on April 27 and a Funeral mass on April 28 at St. Felicitas Church with a burial following at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. She was a wonderful woman and will be greatly missed. Santos-Robinson Mortuary, San Leandro (510-483-0123, santos-robinson.com).

ROCHA, Mervin, a resident of San Leandro since 1958, passed away on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at age 80. A graduate of Oakland High School, class of January 1953, and retiree of AT&T, Mervin is survived by his wife of 60 years, Shirley; his son, Ronald; daughters, Rachelle Phillips (Jim) and Danelle Heal (Tiger); 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. A celebration of his life will be held on Sunday, May 17, from 1 to 4 p.m. at The Elk’s Lodge, 2252 Santa Clara Ave., in Alameda.

 

 
Obituaries • 04-30-15 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
AGLIANO, Rose
BUONFIGLIO, Vince
COSTA, Paul
DE MENCHACA, Rosa
ENRIQUEZ, Ignacio Lopez
FREDERICKSON, Walter
GAVELLO, Harold
KEARNS, Bernarda (Tiefenthaler)
JIMENEZ, Francisca
KAMOE, Annabelle See Chin Lau
LOUX, Robert Raymond
PHILLIPS, Alan
RONNINGEN, David H.
ROYBAL, Alice M.
RUDKOSKY, Annitta
SMITH, James

AGLIANO, Rose, a  resident of San Lorenzo, passed away on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at age 92. A graveside service took place at Lone Tree Cemetery in Hayward on April 23.

BUONFIGLIO, Vince, a  resident of San Lorenzo, passed away on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at age 59. A private celebration of his life may be scheduled by the family at a later date.

COSTA, Paul, a  resident of San Lorenzo, passed away on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at age 85. A celebration of his life took place at Grissom’s Mortuary, 267 E. Lewelling Blvd., in San Lorenzo on April 27 with private interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hayward.

DE MENCHACA, Rosa, a resident of San Leandro, passed away on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at age 83. Visitation is today, April 30, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Grissom’s Mortuary, 267 E. Lewelling Blvd., in San Lorenzo. A chapel service and interment will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hayward.

ENRIQUEZ, Ignacio Lopez, a resident of San Leandro, passed away on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at age 91. Visitation took place at Grissom’s Mortuary, 267 E. Lewelling Blvd., in San Lorenzo on April 27. A mass was held at St. Leander Church on April 28 followed by interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hayward.

FREDERICKSON, Walter, a  resident of San Leandro, passed away on Friday, April 24, 2015 at age 85. A celebration of his life may be scheduled by the family at a later date.

GAVELLO, Harold, a  resident of San Lorenzo, passed away on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at age 83. A mass took place at  St John’s Catholic Church on April 24 followed by interment at Chapel of the Chimes Cemetery in Hayward.

JIMENEZ, Francisca, a resident of San Lorenzo, passed away on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at age 85. Visitation will take place at Grissom’s Mortuary, 267 E. Lewelling Blvd., in San Lorenzo on Thursday, April 30 from 4 to 8 p.m. with the Vigil to start at 7 p.m. A mass will be held at St. John’s Catholic Church on Friday, May 1, at 10:30 a.m. with  interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hayward.

KAMOE, Annabelle See Chin Lau, a resident of San Lorenzo, and formerly of Kane‘ohe Hawai‘i, passed on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at home at age 93. A celebration of her life and burial will be held at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery in Kane‘ohe, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i, on Friday, May 8, at 9:30 a.m.

KEARNS (Tiefenthaler), Bernarda, passed away on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at age 85. She was born in Aspen, Colorado and moved to the Bay Area in 1948. She worked for P.I.E. and Teamsters Local 70 for over 30 years. She was actively involved in the East Bay Teamster Retirees Club and on their Executive Board. She was an avid traveler, visiting over 35 countries and 46 U.S. states. She was an accomplished artist, A’s fan and gardener. She leaves behind 3 children, John, James and Janet; 6 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 6, at 11 a.m. at Three Crosses Church, 20600 John Dr., in Castro Valley. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hope Hospice, 6377 Clark Ave., Suite 100, Dublin, CA 94568-3024. Arrangements made by Holy Angels Funeral Center, 1051 Harder Road, in Hayward, 510-567-6600.

LOUX, Robert (Bob) Raymond III, slipped gently from this world on April 24, 2015 in San Leandro after a long, full and wonderful life. Bob was born on September 25, 1921 to Robert II (Doc) and Myrtle Loux in Hibbing, Minnesota. A natural athlete from his earliest years, Bob excelled in football, basketball and track throughout high school. His athletic and college pursuits were interrupted by WWII during which he served as a 2nd Lieutenant Naval Pilot and member of the original “Fab Five” flying squad along with fellow Marines, Putnam, Renning, Hamilton and Demspter. It is a measure of Bob’s lifelong generosity and spirit of always putting those he loved before himself that he used his GI Bill benefit to buy his parents their first home. At the close of the war, Bob went on to pursue a teaching degree at Bemidji State College where he met and married his wife of 52 years, fellow student Gladys (Chub) Loux. He then embarked on a teaching and athletic coaching career, serving in this capacity at Fergus Falls High School and later at the Pillsbury Military Academy in Owatonna, Minnesota. With a new family on the way, Bob sought new employment opportunities in the field of Research and Development with Dow International and was subsequently recruited by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. There, he applied his teaching and R&D skills to his 35-year-long career with the AEC in training and contract management. He and Chub eventually settled in Boulder City, Nevada where they were extremely active in their community, Bob serving as a community leader and a founding member of the BC Men’s Golf Club and Chub as president of the BC Women’s Golf Association. Both are credited as having played major roles in the design, planning and construction of BC’s first golf course. Though rightfully proud of his highly successful career, and community and military service, it was his family and multitude of friends that Bob held most dear. His children and grandchildren, always his greatest source of pride, will miss him beyond measure. Bob’s pride in his family was well founded. His son, Steve, a master carpenter and cabinet maker, designer and builder of custom homes, accomplished musician and gourmet chef, lives in Spokane, Washington with his wife Jan.  His second son, Bob Loux IIII, shares Bob Sr.’s love of athletics and teaching, playing football and basketball throughout his high school and college years, and teaching in the Nevada school system prior to his 30-year career as Director of the Nevada Office of Nuclear Projects. Bob lives with his wife, Donny, in Dayton, Nevada, and is still playing golf. His third son, Tom, who passed away last year, was a gifted and innovative computer programmer, who, during his career, numbered many consultancies for Disneyland, Porsche, Microsoft, Venetian/China, and the State of Nevada (Y2K Project) among his accomplishments. Tom, also a talented photographer and woodworker, is survived by his wife, Sally, living in Reno, Nevada, and children, Ryan and Julie. The grandkids — Ryan, a successful civil engineer living in Boston (and Bob’s favorite sports-betting partner), Julie, who followed Bob’s passion for teaching and is pursuing a career in Special Education in Reno, and Miles, who is working in the warehousing industry also in Reno — were his heart. There can be no doubt that beautiful Brooklyn, brand-new daughter to Julie and her husband, Greg, and first great-granddaughter to Bob, has wonderful footsteps to follow. Each of the children and grandchildren will tell you that their accomplishments were, in large measure, guided by the love, support and counsel received from “Bob Sr.” Each consider their own accomplishments to be his. After the passage of his wife, Chub, Bob became reacquainted with friend Gloria Baff of San Leandro, whose husband had passed in previous years. They fell deeply in love and, after a long courtship, Bob moved to San Leandro and married Gloria in 2005. Bob was already experienced in blending families and grandchildren through Bob Jr’s marriage to Donny, with kids Tony, Niki and Brett. With Gloria came 4 new adult children: Cathy, Jim, Elizabeth and Rosemary; and 5 new grandkids to be proud of — Ian, Corey, Jennifer, Christina and Shannon. Bob’s capacity for support and encouragement was immediately expanded to include his new brood — all of whom love and cherish him as their own. His pride in the “new kids” grew as well with Ian pursuing an engineering degree from Texas A&M, Corey majoring in Music Education at New Mexico State, “Shann” studying Theatre at University of New Mexico, Christina an artist, housewife and mother, and Jennifer having graduated from Texas State and enjoying a successful career in Human Resources. Bob touched the lives of everyone he met, and gained many new and wonderful friends in San Leandro. Among them Gloria’s sister, Sylvia, with whom he golfed regularly, and her friend, Wendy, with whom he shared Wednesday night “Date Nites” for dinner out. For the last decade of his life, the four of them, often with friends, traveled extensively — visiting children in far-flung places, driving to Palm Springs four or five times a year, flying to Hawaii every spring, Tahoe every summer, and cruising Alaska, the Caribbean and the Mexican Riviera. Between these, they sandwiched in many day trips to the Wine Country and up the coast to Half Moon Bay. In their down time, Bob, an avid gardener, tended to his roses while Gloria changed the gardens to match the seasons. Bob enjoyed attending events of the San Leandro Colombo Club, especially those planned by Gloria and Sylvia, who are active members. Bob loved old movies, Frank Sinatra and football but seldom managed to beat grandson Ryan in a bet though he made up many losses with Bob Jr. Bob was a regular at the gym and considered Walt (his personal trainer and gym owner) among his many great friends. Bob’s family and friends may often differ on politics, religion and world affairs but none differ on their central view of Bob: If you knew Bob, you loved Bob, and you never forgot him. In accordance with Bob’s wishes, there will be no formal service. A celebration of his life will be held by the family at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 1, at 677 Estudillo Ave. in San Leandro.

PHILLIPS, Alan, a  resident of Fremont, passed away on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at age 68. A celebration of his life may be scheduled by the family at a later date.

RONNINGEN, David H., a longtime resident of San Leandro, passed away on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, surrounded by his family and friends. He was 58 years old. Arrangements made by Santos-Robinson Mortuary in San Leandro (510-483-0123, santos-robinson.com).

ROYBAL, Alice M., born August 12, 1928, joined her beloved St. Anthony on Thursday, February 5, 2015. Funeral services were held on April 27 at Chapel of the Chimes Funeral Home in Hayward.

RUDKOSKY, Annitta, of San Lorenzo, passed away on Thursday, April 16, 2015, at age 92. A native of Santa Rosa and a longtime resident of Alameda, Mrs. Rudkosky moved to San Lorenzo in 1951 and worked as an antique dealer in the Fremont-Niles area and later in Oakland, retiring in 1996.

SMITH, James, a  resident of San Lorenzo, passed away on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at age 92. A celebration of his life took place at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery with Military Honors presented by the Marine Corps on April 22.

 

 
Obituaries • 04-23-15 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
AUGELLO, Anne J.
COLEMAN, Oliver “Ted”
COOPER,  Dr. Donald S., Sr.
FELICIANO, Dennis Lee
HARRIS, John M.
KAHRS, Louis Allen
TADEO, Amelia Gazmin Cleto
THIEME, Frits F.
WONG, Clifford A.

AUGELLO, Anne J., a resident of San Leandro passed away on April 11, 2015. A Funeral Mass was held on April 21 at Church of the Assumption and burial was held at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hayward. Arrangements by Santos-Robinson Mortuary in San Leandro (510-483-0123, santos-robinson.com).

COLEMAN, Oliver Thaddeus “Ted,” of San Lorenzo, passed away at his home on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at age 95. A native of Sappony High Plains Indian Reservation in Virginia, Mr. Coleman served in the U. S. Navy during World War II serving as an airplane mechanic in Trinidad. A memorial service was held on April 19 at the Jess C. Spencer Mortuary, Castro Valley.

COOPER,  Dr. Donald S., Sr., of San Leandro, passed away on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at age 89. A native of Pocatello, Idaho, Mr. Cooper was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II who served in the South Pacific. Visitation will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. April 24 at Price Funeral Chapel in Cistrus Heights. Services will be held at noon April 25 at the LDS Church in Fair Oaks.

FELICIANO, Dennis Lee, a resident of San Leandro passed away on March 19, 2015. He will be greatly missed by his wife, children and grandchildren. No services will be held. Arrangements by Santos-Robinson Mortuary in San Leandro (510-483-0123, santos-robinson.com).

HARRIS, John M., of San Leandro, passed away on Monday, April 6, 2015, at age 75. He retired in 1996 after 30 years of service as a Battalion Chief in the San Francisco Fire Department. At his request, no services will be held.

KAHRS, Louis Allen, a former longtime resident of San Leandro, passed away in Coupeville, Washington on Sunday, March 1, 2015, at age 92. He served as a Merchant Marine on transport ships during WWII. A celebration of life will be held in California at a later date.

TADEO, Amelia Gazmin Cleto, of San Leandro passed on April 17, 2015. A Funeral Liturgy celebrating her life will be held on April 23 at St. Leander Church in San Leandro. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hayward. Arrangements were made by Santos-Robinson Mortuary in San Leandro (510-483-0123, santos-robinson.com).

THIEME, Frits F., passed away on April 16, 2015 at age 70. He will be missed greatly and will forever be in our hearts. A Chapel Blessing celebrating his life was held on April 22 at Santos-Robinson Mortuary in San Leandro. Internment at Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno. Arrangements by Santos-Robinson Mortuary in San Leandro (510-483-0123, santos-robinson.com).

WONG, Clifford A., passed away peacefully in San Leandro on April 12, 2015. A private memorial service will be held by the family. In care of San Leandro Funeral Home in San Leandro, 510-483-5300.

 
Obituaries • 04-16-15 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
DEL BAGGE, Lucia M. 
ENEA, Steven
PEREIRA, Donald L.
RILEY, R.J. “Rufus Jasper”

DEL BAGGE, Lucia M. Del Bagge, passed away on April 7, 2015 at the age of 92. She was a Eucharist Minister at St. Leander Church for 25 years. She gave Communion to the sick on Sundays and helped with the homeless program. Lucia also enjoyed gardening. She is survived by her children, Carlos Del Bagge (Marilyn) and Monika Williams; her brother, Rene Tossone; grandson, Ryan Williams (Brittany); and great-grandsons, Adam and Austin. A Funeral Mass was held on April 13 at St. Leander Church in San Leandro and Burial was at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hayward. Arrangements made by Santos-Robinson Mortuary in San Leandro (510-483-0123, santos-robinson.com).

ENEA, Steven, a resident of San Lorenzo, passed away on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at age 62. A private celebration of his life was scheduled by the family with interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery.

PEREIRA, Donald L., of San Leandro passed away on Saturday, April 11, 2015. A Memorial Chapel Blessing celebrating his life will be held Friday, April 17 at 6 p.m. at Santos-Robinson Mortuary, 160 Estudillo Ave., San Leandro (510-483-0123, santos-robinson.com).

RILEY, R.J. “Rufus Jasper,” September 24, 1929 ~ March 26, 2015. Rick passed away at Alexander Cohen Hospice House at 85 years of age. A service will be held in Santa Maria, CA. Please contact family for more information at 209-815-8929.

 

 
Obituaries • 04-09-15 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
ANDERSEN, Margaret
BELGER, Robert
BLOCK, Kathleen
BURRELL, Dianne Mitzi
CASWELL, Gail
DAVID, Antonio
FISK, Viola
FLORES, Felicita C.
GUSTAVSON, Donald
HANSON, Lorraine
HARRIS, Rita E.
HERRERA, Beverley
JANOW, Marjorie
JONG, Marilyn H.
LAUMANN, Dolores A.
MARTIN, Iris
MARTINELLI, Frances
MARSHALL, Gilbert
MORETTI, Vida
NOBRIGA, Jodi
PACK, Larry
SILAN, Ronnie
STETSON, James
VALLEJO, Arthur Jr.
WENTWORTH, John
WHITING, Joan
YEE, Jane F.

ANDERSEN, Margaret, passed away April 3, 2015 at age 87. A celebration of her life may be scheduled in the near future. (Grissom’s Mortuary, grissomsmortuary.com)

BELGER, Robert, passed away March 19, 2015 at age 81. A celebration of his life was held on March 28 at Grissom’s Chapel & Mortuary in San Lorenzo. (Grissom’s Mortuary, 510-278-2800)

BLOCK, Kathleen, passed away March 27, 2015 at age 57. A celebration of her life may be scheduled in the near future. (Grissom’s Mortuary, 510-278-2800, grissomsmortuary.com)

BURRELL, Dianne Mitzi, of San Leandro, passed away at her home on Sunday, March 22, 2015, at age 42. A celebration of her life will be held on June 27 at Skyline Community Church in Oakland.

CASWELL, Gail, passed away March 8, 2015 at age 75. A celebration of her life may be scheduled in the near future. (Grissom’s Mortuary, 510- 278-2800, grissomsmortuary.com)

DAVID, Antonio, of San Leandro, passed away at Eden Medical Center on Sunday, March 29, 2015, at age 80. Mr. David had retired from Southern Pacific/Union Pacific railroads after 30 years. Services were held April 8 at St. Felicitas Church in San Leandro.

FISK, Viola, passed away March 25, 2015 at age 84. A celebration of her life has been held. (Grissom’s Mortuary, grissomsmortuary.com)

FLORES, Felicita C., passed away on March 18, 2015 at age 57. Her faith and her family were most important to her. Services were held on Thursday, March 26, at Shiloh Christian Fellowship in Oakland. Arrangements made by Santos-Robinson Mortuary in San Leandro, 510-483-0123.

GUSTAVSON, Donald, passed away April 4, 2015 at age 78. A celebration of his life may be scheduled in the near future. (Grissom’s Mortuary, grissomsmortuary.com)

HANSON, Lorraine, passed away April 6, 2015 at age 89. A celebration of her life may be scheduled in the near future. (Grissom’s Mortuary, grissomsmortuary.com)

HARRIS, Rita E., of Oakland passed on April 4, 2015. Visitation Tuesday, April 14, from noon to 8 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 Wednesday, April 15, at 11 a.m. at Church of the Assumption, 1100 Fulton Ave., in San Leandro. Interment at St. Michael Cemetery in Livermore. (Santos-Robinson Mortuary, 510-483-0123, santos-robinson.com)

HERRERA, Beverley, passed away March 19, 2015 at age 80. A celebration of her life may be scheduled in the near future. (Grissom’s Mortuary, grissomsmortuary.com)

JANOW, Marjorie, passed away March 17, 2015 at age 75. A celebration of her life has been held by the family. (Grissom’s Mortuary, 510-278-2800, grissomsmortuary.com)

JONG, Marilyn H., passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at age 63. A Celebration of her Life will be held Saturday, May 2, at 2 p.m. at the Bay Area Chinese Bible Church, 1801 North Loop Road, in Alameda, 510-351-4936.

LAUMANN, Dolores A. (Peggy), of San Lorenzo, passed away at her home on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at age 86. A native of Honolulu, Hawaii, Mrs. Laumann was an active member of the Eden Garden Club. Services will be at noon at Holy Angels Funeral Home, 1051 Harder Road, in Hayward, with viewing at 11 a.m.

MARSHALL, Gilbert, passed away March 28, 2015 at age 50. All services have been held at the Hoopa Indian reservation in Hoopa, California. (Grissom’s Mortuary, 510-278-2800, grissomsmortuary.com)

MARTIN, Iris, passed away Monday, April 6, 2015 at age 87. A celebration of her life may be scheduled in the near future. (Grissom’s Mortuary, 510-278-2800, grissomsmortuary.com)

MARTINELLI, Frances, of San Leandro, passed away on her 101st birthday on Friday, March 27, 2015. A Funeral Liturgy was held April 7 at Church of the Assumption in San Leandro. Arrangements were made by Santos-Robinson Mortuary, 160 Estudillo Ave., in San Leandro (santos-robinson.com).

MORETTI, Vida, passed away March 30, 2015 at age 74. A celebration of her life may be scheduled in the near future. (Grissom’s Mortuary, 510-278-2800, grissomsmortuary.com)

NOBRIGA, Jodi, passed away April 3, 2015 at age 50. A celebration of her life may be scheduled in the near future. (Grissom’s Mortuary, 510-278-2800, grissomsmortuary.com)

PACK, Larry, passed away April 2, 2015 at age 53. A celebration of his life will be scheduled in the near future. (Grissom’s Mortuary, 510-278-2800, grissomsmortuary.com)

SILAN, Ronnie, passed away March 29, 2015 at age 48. A celebration of his life may be scheduled in the Philippines. (Grissom’s Mortuary, 510-278-2800, grissomsmortuary.com)

STETSON, James, passed away March 27, 2015 at age 79. A celebration of his life was held on April 7 at Grissom’s Mortuary in San Lorenzo with interment to take place at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery. (Grissom’s Mortuary, 510-278-2800, grissomsmortuary.com)

VALLEJO, Arthur Jr., a resident of San Leandro passed away on April 5, 2015 at age 88. He was born in Colorado and worked for the Chrysler Corporation for many years. Visitation will be held tonight, April 9, at Santos-Robinson Mortuary, 160 Estudillo Ave., in San Leandro beginning at 5 p.m. with a Vigil service beginning at 7 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, April 10, at St. Leander Church at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hayward. (Santos-Robinson Mortuary, San Leandro, 510-483-0123, santos-robinson.com)

WENTWORTH, John, passed away on Saturday, April 4, 2015, at age 83. Visitation was held on April 8 at Grissom’s Mortuary in San Lorenzo. Mass will take place today, April 9, at 11:30 a.m. at Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church in Castro Valley with interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hayward. Arrangements made by Grissom’s Mortuary, 510-278-2800, grissomsmortuary.com.

WHITING, Joan, passed away on Monday, March 9, 2015, at age 90. A celebration of her life may be scheduled in the near future. (Grissom’s Mortuary, 510-278-2800, grissomsmortuary.com)

YEE, Jane F., of San Leandro, passed away at Kaiser Hospital in San Leandro on Monday, March 23, 2015 at age 79. A native of China, Ms. Yee was a professional seamstress. Services were held April 4 at Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland.


 
Obituaries • 04-02-15 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
CANNIZZARO, Lou Jean
HOKAFONU, Tevita M.
HYDE, Martina Z.
MANZELLA, John Paul
MARTINELLI, Frances C.
SCOTT, James D.

CANNIZZARO, Lou Jean, of San Leandro, passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at age 89. A native of Ogden, Utah, she moved with her family to San Leandro in the early 1930s, where she remained as a lifelong resident. She worked as an office manager for two San Leandro physicians. Services were held March 31 at Grissom’s Mortuary, 267 E. Lewelling Blvd., in San Lorenzo (www.grissomsmortuary.com).

HOKAFONU, Tevita M., of San Leandro passed on Saturday, March 28, 2015. A Funeral Liturgy celebrating his life will be on Monday, April 6, at 11 a.m. at St. Benedict’s Church, 2245 82nd Ave., in Oakland. Arrangements were made by Santos-Robinson Mortuary in San Leandro (510-483-0123, santos-robinson.com).

HYDE, Martina Z., of San Leandro passed on Monday, March 30, 2015. As per her wishes, no services will be held. Interment at Tahoma National Cemetery in Washington. Arrangements made by Santos-Robinson Mortuary in San Leandro (510-483-0123, santos-robinson.com).

MANZELLA, John Paul, of San Leandro, passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at age 86. Mr. Manzella held many governmental and service-organization offices during his lifetime. Services were held March 28 at St. Raymond Church in Dublin.

MARTINELLI, Frances C., of San Leandro passed away on Friday, March 27, 2015. Visitation Monday, April 6, from noon to 8 p.m. with the Vigil service at 7 p.m. The Funeral Liturgy will be on Tuesday, April 7, at 11 a.m. at Church of the Assumption, 1100 Fulton Ave., in San Leandro. Internment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hayward. Arrangements made by Santos-Robinson Mortuary.

SCOTT, James D., of Hayward passed on March 27, 2015. A Memorial Service celebrating his life will be held on Saturday, April 4, at 11 a.m. at Santos-Robinson Mortuary, 160 Estudillo Ave., in San Leandro. Arrangements were made by Santos-Robinson Mortuary (510-483-0123, santos-robinson.com).

 

 
Obituaries • 03-26-15 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
BAPTISTA, Stella Mary
BROWN, Robert Raymon
CHAVEZ, Adele Louise
JIMENEZ, Randy E.
MILLER, Gary “Big M”
PERENON, Frances M.
PERRY, Virginia M.
SIGOUIN, Andrew William
TRUAX, Erma (Accornero)

BAPTISTA, Stella Mary, 1925-2015, of San Leandro, pased away at her home on Saturday, March 14, 2015. Mrs. Baptista was a Sunday school teacher and volunteer at local hospitals and nursing homes. A private internment will be held.

BROWN, Robert Raymon, of San Lorenzo, passed away at his home on Saturday, March 14, 2015. Mr. Brown was a U.S. Navy veteran. Services were held March 23 at Village Baptist Church in San Lorenzo.

CHAVEZ, Adele Louise, passed away unexpectedly at home in Hayward at the age of 52. She touched many lives with her jovial and caring spirit. Adele was born in Castro Valley and lived in Hayward. She went to Palma Ceia Elementary, Calaroga Junior High and Mt. Eden High and then moved on to Hayward Beauty School and became a licensed cosmetologist. Adele is survived by her three brothers, Art, Chuck and Allan; her son, Donnie; and Donnie’s father, Don. Her generous, loving spirit will be missed by all who knew her. Services will be held at Holy Angels Mortuary in Hayward on Saturday, March 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with reception to follow.

JIMENEZ, Randy E., a resident of San Leandro passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at age 52. Arrangements by Santos-Robinson Mortuary, San Leandro, (510) 483-0123

MILLER, Gary “Big M,” of San Leandro, passed away on Friday, March 13, 2015, at age 64. A native of Oakland, Mr. Miller worked as a Unit Mechanic for 45 years. Services will be held from 1-5 p.m. at 14961 Endicott St. in San Leandro. Grissom’s Chapel & Mortuary 510-278-2800

PERENON, Frances M., a longtime resident of San Leandro passed away March 21, 2015 at age 103 years. Her Funeral Liturgy will be Friday, March 27, 2015 at St. Paschal Baylon Church in Oakland beginning at 12 noon. Burial to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hayward. Santos-Robinson Mortuary, San Leandro, (510) 483-0123

PERRY, Virginia M., of San Lorenzo, passed away on Friday, March 13, 2015 at age 83. A native of Hayward, she formerly worked for PG&E, then at Vagabond Motor Inn. Services were held March 25 at Holy Angels in Hayward.

SIGOUIN, Andrew William, a resident of San Leandro passed away on March 17, 2015. He was a volunteer at Church of the Assumption and the San Leandro Police Dept. A Memorial Mass celebrating his life will be held on Thursday, March 25 beginning at 10:30 a.m. at Church of the Assumption, 1100 Fulton Ave. in San Leandro. Arrangements by Santos-Robinson Mortuary, San Leandro, (510) 483-0123, santos-robinson.com

TRUAX, Erma (Accornero), of San Lorenzo, passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2015, at age 87. She worked at Mervyn’s and Sears department stores for 29 years. Services were held March 25 at St. John’s Church. Arrangement were made by Grissom’s Mortuary, 267 E. Lewelling Blvd. in San Lorenzo.

 

 
Obituaries • 03-19-15 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
BEARD, Robert
CAMPOS, Isabel H.
HUNT, Judy L.
KELLEY, Daniel K.
MARAMONTE, Joanne K.
MILLER, Gary
MOORE, Raymond
MORGAN, Kerry E.
MUNCE, John P.
PETERSON, Evangeline B.
ROMERO, Leo
SERNA, Virginia
SOMSAK, William G.
TAFOYA, Rudy
THOMPSON, Justin B. Jr.
TRUAX, Erma S.
VASQUEZ, George L.

BEARD, Robert, passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at age 67. A celebration of life will be scheduled in the near future. Grissom’s Mortuary (278-2800, grissomsmortuary.com).

CAMPOS, Isabel H., passed away on Saaturday, February 28, 2015 at age 59. Services took place Saturday, March 14 at Grissom’s Mortuary, 267 E. Lewelling Blvd, San Lorenzo. Grissom’s Mortuary, 510-278-2800

HUNT, Judy L., passed away Sunday, March 1, 2015 at age 63. Visitation will take place Saturday, March 21 from 11 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. with the Service to begin at 1 p.m. at Fairview Baptist Church, 425 Gresel St., Hayward. Grissom’s Mortuary (510-278-2800, grissomsmortuary.com).

KELLEY, Daniel K., passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at age 74. A celebration of life will be held Wednesday, March 18 at 1 p.m. at Grissom’s Mortuary, 267 E. Lewelling Blvd., in San Lorenzo, 510-278-2800.

MARAMONTE, Joanne K., of San Leandro, passed away on Thursday, February 12, 2015 after a courageous struggle with cancer. She was 72. A celebration of her life will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 29, at Hacienda de las Flores, 2100 Donald Dr., in Moraga.

MILLER, Gary, passed away Friday, March 13, 2015 at age 64. A celebration of life will be scheduled in the near future. Grissom’s Mortuary (510-278-2800, grissomsmortuary.com).

MOORE, Raymond,  passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2015  at age 71. A celebration of life will be scheduled in the near future. Grissom’s Mortuary (510-278-2800, grissomsmortuary.com).

MORGAN, Kerry E., passed away on Monday, March 9, 2015 at age 48. She worked for F.H. Dailey Chevrolet in San Leandro. A Memorial Service celebrating her life will be held on Saturday March 21 at Santos-Robinson Mortuary 160 Estudillo Ave., San Leandro beginning at 1:30 p.m. Arrangements by Santos-Robinson Mortuary in San Leandro (510-483-0123, santos-robinson.com).

MUNCE, John P., a resident of San Leandro passed away on Monday, March 9, 2015 at age 60. A Celebration of Life will be held in his honor on Saturday, March 21 at 11 a.m. at Elios Restaurant, 260 Floresta Blvd., San Leandro. Arrangements by Santos-Robinson Mortuary in San Leandro (510-483-0123, santos-robinson.com).

PETERSON, Evangeline B., a resident of San Leandro passed away on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at age 81. Arrangements by Santos-Robinson Mortuary in San Leandro (510-483-0123, santos-robinson.com).

ROMERO, Leo,  passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at age 86. Visitation will take place Monday, March 23 from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. with the vigil to start at 7 p.m. at Grissom’s Mortuary, 267 E. Lewelling Blvd., San Lorenzo. Mass will take place Tuesday, March 24 at St. Felicitas with interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hayward. Grissom’s Mortuary (510-278-2800, grissomsmortuary.com).

SERNA, Virginia, of San Lorenzo, passed away on Monday, March 2, 2015, after a long battle with cancer. She was 57 and a 1973 graduate of San Lorenzo High School. Services will be at 11 a.m. today, March 19, at Holy Angels Center, 1051 Harder Road, Hayward.

SOMSAK, William G., passed away on Sunday, March 8, 2015  at age 72. A celebration of life will be scheduled in the near future. Grissom’s Mortuary (510-278-2800, grissomsmortuary.com).

TAFOYA, Rudy, passed away on Friday, March 13, 2015 at age 59. Visitation will take place Wednesday, March 18 from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. with the vigil to start at 7 p.m. at Grissom’s Mortuary, 267 E. Lewelling Blvd, San Lorenzo. Mass will take place Thursday, March 19 at St. John’s at 10 a.m. with interment to follow at Chapel of the Chimes Cemetery in Hayward. Grissom’s Mortuary (510-278-2800, grissomsmortuary.com).

THOMPSON, Justin B. Jr., a resident of San Leandro, passed away at home at the age of 70 on February 2, 2015. He proudly served in the U.S. Army stationed in both South Korea and Turkey. He was a longtime employee of the City of Hayward where he retired in 2012. He was the son of Justin Sr. and Doris who preceded him in passing. He is survived by his wife, Sue; his son, Jay (wife Careen and granddaughters, Tiffany and Emily); his son, Harry; his daughter, Doris (husband Arjan); his sister, Claire; and his brother, John Thompson. A private family service was held at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Santa Nella, California on March 16.

TRUAX, Erma S., passed away Saturday, February 7, 2015  at age 87. A gathering will take place Tuesday, March 24 from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. with the vigil from 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Grissom’s Mortuary, 267 E. Lewelling Blvd., San Lorenzo, (510) 278-2800, grissomsmortuary.com

VASQUEZ, George L., passed away Thursday, March 12, 2015  at age 61. Visitation will take place Friday, March 20 from 3 p.m.; - 8 p.m. at Grissom’s Mortuary, 267 E. Lewelling Blvd., San Lorenzo. Grissom’s Mortuary (510-278-2800, grissomsmortuary.com).

 

 
Obituaries • 03-12-15 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
GILCREST, Lucille Veronica
KITCHEL, Claud “JC”
LEVINS, Ruth A.
MORANDO, Rasalind Soares
ORNELLAS, Shirley D.
PAULOVITS, Gábor
SCHULTZ, Lillian Peck

GILCREST, Lucille Veronica, a 63-year resident of San Leandro, passed away peacefully in her sleep at home at the age of 93. A funeral Mass and celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m. March 13 at the Church of the Assumption, 1100 Foothill Ave., San Leandro.

KITCHEL, Claud “JC,” of San Leandro, passed away on Friday, February 20, 2015, at age 88. A native of Ingalls, Arkansas, Mr. Kitchell served in the Merchant Marines during World War II and later operated JC Builders. Services will be held at 11 a.m. March 14 at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, 2540 Church Lane, San Pablo.

LEVINS, Ruth A., December 10, 1924 – March 8, 2015. A  memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Santos-Robinson Mortuary, San Leandro.

MORANDO, Rosalind Soares, was born in Oakland on January 22, 1918. She passed away peacefully, in her own home, at the extraordinary age of 97. Wife of the late A. James Morando and loving mother of Renee Matsumoto (Shoji Matsumoto - deceased), Dorothy Pitschner (William Pitschner), Valerie Hewitt (David Hewitt), and Barbara Morando (Kenneth Taylor). She is survived by her 7 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild, and many nieces and nephews, cousins and friends that she loved dearly. While in her 90s, Rosalind volunteered at Treasures Hospice store in San Leandro. Her kindness, and generous and loving nature were an inspiration to all who knew her. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to: George Mark Children’s House (Children’s Hospice) in San Leandro. Mass in her honor will be held Saturday, March 21, at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Assumption in San Leandro.

ORNELLAS, Shirley D., of San Leandro, passed away on Sunday, February 22, 2015, at age 84. Burial was private at her request.

PAULOVITS, Gábor Always a devoted husband, father and friend, Gábor Paulovits of San Leandro passed away on February 25, 2015 at the age of 73 with his family by his side. Throughout his life, Gábor was a hunter, archer, fisherman, skier, folk dancer, winemaker, swimmer, tennis player, chess enthusiast, and Tool and Die craftsman. Gábor was born on August 14, 1941 in Tiszaföldvár, Hungary, to Illés and Margit Paulovics. At the age of 15, he escaped from communist-occupied Hungary in search of a better life, and came to America in the 1960s. His journey brought him to California, and, in 1968, he met the love of his life, Maria. He lived in San Leandro for 32 years and is survived by his loving wife, Maria; daughter, Maria Tefft, and her husband, Gordon, of Livermore; son, Gábor Paulovits, Jr., and his wife, Vannessa, of San Leandro; son, Géza Paulovits, and his wife, Suki, of Half Moon Bay; son, Vazul Paulovits, of Wrangell, Alaska; and 6 loving grandchildren, Austin, Celeste, Gábor III, István, Lázó and Tasi. Gábor lived life to the fullest and will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.

SCHULTZ, Lillian Peck, 99, of San Leandro passed away of natural causes in her home. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lillian Nolan and Frank Nolan of Great Falls, Montana; son, Neil R. Peck of San Leandro; brothers, Frank D. Nolan of Derwood, Maryland and Barry D. Nolan of Billings, Montana; sister, Alice Nolan of Great Falls, Montana. She is survived by her sons, Jeff H. Peck of San Leandro and Thad F. Peck of Castro Valley; and granddaughter, Shannon Peck Cook, and great-granddaughter, Madison, of Livermore. Lillian possessed an enormous personality and spirit, and a love of cooking, gardening and spending time with her many friends and family. She was always quick with a smile and a good quip to keep you on your toes. She loved life to the fullest and shared her love with everybody she came in contact with. She was a true lover of life and will be sorely missed each day by her family and friends. No Memorial services will be held. Per her wishes, her remains will be scattered with her Mother on the ranch where she grew up on in Montana. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation, www.macular.org/how-donate or Hope Hospice of Pleasanton.

 

 
Obituaries • 03-05-15 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
COX, Thomas P.
DALEY, Shirley
FRAZIER, Donald
LOWE. Cornelia
MADRID, Santiago “Jimmy”
MANUEL, Pauline Ann
RINALDI, Robert Sr.
SHOPTAW, Larken Clarence III

COX, Thomas P., of San Leandro passed on March 2, 2015. Per his wishes, no services will be held. Arrangements made by Santos-Robinson Mortuary, (510) 483-0123.

DALEY, Shirley, of San Leandro, passed away on Wednesday, February 5, 2015, at age 80. Ms. Daley was an Alameda County Sheriff Reserve Officer for 27 years. Services will be held at 11 a.m. today, March 5, at Mountain View Cemetery, 5000 Piedmont Ave., Oakland.

FRAZIER, Donald, born June 23, 1932, passed away peacefully at the age of 82 on February 27, 2015, while surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife, Dolores; and his children, Denise Ellis and Linda Swatman, and Gary Frazier. He is preceded in death by his son, Michael Frazier. Grandfather to Raymond Vargas, and Ashley and Kyle Swatman. Father-in-law to Jeff Swatman and Ed Ellis. Don was a resident of San Leandro for over 50 years at the time of his passing. Rosary will be held at San Leandro Funeral Home on Thursday, March 5, at 7 p.m. Mass to be held Friday, March 6, at 11 a.m. at St. Felicitas Catholic Church in San Leandro. Reception to follow.

LOWE. Cornelia, of San Leandro, passed away on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, at age 91. Services will be held at 11 a.m. todya, March 5, at Albert Brown Mortuary, 3476 Piedmont Ave. in Oakland.

MADRID, Santiago “Jimmy,” of San Leandro passed on February 10, 2015. Military honors will be held on Friday, February 6 at 2:30 p.m. at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon. Santos-Robinson Mortuary (510-483-0123, santos-robinson.com).

MANUEL, Pauline Ann, who formerly lived in San Leandro, passed away on Wednesday, February 18. Services will be held at 11 a.m. March 7 at Terzich & Wilson Funeral Home in Sonora.

RINALDI, Robert Sr., of San Leandro, passed away on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, at age 82, after a long battle with colon cancer. A native of Oakland, Mr. Rinalda  was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War who worked for PG&E. A funeral liturgy will begin at 10 a.m. today, March 5, at St. John’s Church, 264 E. Lewelling Blvd. in San Lorenzo. Arrangements were made by Santos-Robinson Mortuary in San Leandro (510-483-0123, santos-robinson.com).

SHOPTAW, Larken Clarence III, of San Lorenzo, passed away on Sunday, February 22, 2015 at age 68. A native of Albany, Calif., Mr. Shoptaw worked for Sears and later became a skilled furniture refinisher. Services were held Feb. 28 at First United Methodist Church in San Leandro.

 

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