Obituaries
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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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