Pama Jill Meltz-Farnan
March 13 1959 - September 9 2001
Pama Jill Meltz-Farnan resident of San Mateo of 3 years entered into rest in Davis, CA on September 9, 2001. Born Des Moines, Iowa. She worked at various hospitals in the Bay Area including Mills-Peninsula Hospital. A dedicated nurse. She was a loving, caring person to all she touched and had an adventurous spirit that took her to many places in the world.
Beloved wife of Michael L Farnan of San Mateo for 3 years; Loving daughter of Fred and Gloria Meltz of San Leandro; Caring daughter-in-law of Lawrence Farnan, of San Mateo; Dear sister of Cori Ann Oxman of Lakewood, WA and Dean H. Meltz of San Leandro; Cherished sister-in-law of Edward Farnan, and Nancy Mathai; Many loving Nieces and Nephews.
Memorial Contributions may be sent to the Breast Cancer Foundation, Multiple Sclerosis Society, or Planned Parenthood.
Friends are invited to attend a funeral service on Monday September 17, 2001 at 10:00 AM at Chapel of the Chimes Funeral Home, 32992 Mission Blvd. Hayward. Interment will follow Chapel of the Chimes Memorial Park. Chapel of the Chimes Memorial park and Funeral Home Hayward, CA (510) 471-3363 “Service of Marked Distinction”
Irma "Joyce" Adams
June 9 1926 - September 19 2001
Irma “Joyce” Adams a Hayward resident entered into rest Wednesday, September 19, 2001 in Hayward. Born in Klamath Falls, Oregon on June 9, 1926, she was 75 years of age. Joyce enjoyed traveling in her RV, making crafts and cards.
Dearly beloved wife of Darrell LaVerne Adams. Loving mother of Judith Adams of Hayward and Douglas Adams of Las Vegas, Nevada. Dear sister of Linda Soares of Tracy and Wayne “Bud” Biehn of Moraga. Devoted grandmother of six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son Alan Adams.
At her request no services were held.
The family wishes for memorial contributions to be made to the American Heart Association; East Bay Office, 11200 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94612.
Chapel of the Chimes Funeral Home, 32992 Mission Blvd., Hayward, CA. “Service of Marked Distinction”
Paul Anderson De Frates
August 25 1928 - September 15 2001
Paul Anderson DeFrates, a resident of Hayward for 46 years, he entered into rest on Saturday, September 15, 2001 at Kaiser – Hayward. Paul was born in Decatur, Iowa on August 25, 1928, he was 73 years of age. A member of the Hayward Elks. He work as a lithographer for 44 years. A veteran of the US Navy, for 8 years of service. He enjoyed gardening, attending his grandson’s little league games, drawing, poetry and dancing. He is survived by his beloved wife of 48 years, Donna Marie DeFrates of Hayward. Loving father of Diana Rome and her husband, Tim of Antioch and Dave DeFrates and his companion Rae Forst of Hayward. Dear brother of Laura Habermann of Wisconsin. Caring grandfather of Cambra, Shauna, Tyler and Amanda. Uncle of Ted Habermann of Tennessee and Cousin to Violet Paulson of Los Angeles.
A funeral service will be held at 7:00PM in the Mission Chapel of Chapel of the Chimes Funeral Home, 32992 Mission Blvd., Hayward, CA 94544. Interment will be private in Chapel of the Chimes Memorial Park, Hayward, CA 94544.
The family appreciates memorial donations to the American Lung Assoc. of Alameda Co. 295 – 27th Street, Oakland, CA 94612.
Chapel of the Chimes Memorial Park and Funeral Home Hayward, CA (510) 471-3363 “Service of Marked Distinction”
Rose Loretta Miller
January 11 1919 - September 15 2001
Rose Loretta Miller a Newark resident entered into rest Saturday, September 15, 2001 in Fremont. Born in Bronx, New York on January 11, 1919, she was 82 years of age. Rose worked as a graphic artist before she married at the age of 52. She loved to read and sew.
Loving step-mother of Runa Loth of Fremont, Gail Koch of Simi Valley and Stephen Miller of San Jose. Deat sister of Joseph Angelini of Burbank. Devoted grandmother of four step-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Harry Miller in 1988.
Friends are welcome to attend a Funeral service Thursday, September 20, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. in the Reflection Chapel at Chapel of the Chimes Funeral Home. A private scattering at sea will take place at a later date after cremation.
The family requested donations to be made to the American Diabetes Association: 1900 Powell Street, Suite 285, Emeryville, CA 94608.
Florence Evelyn Gullion
March 4 1926 - September 14 2001
Florence Evelyn Gullion, 75 passed away on Friday, September 14, 2001 at his home in San Leandro, California. She was born on March 4, 1926 in Albany, Alabama. She has been a resident of San Leandro, California for 27 years and an Alameda County resident for a total of 53 years. She was a Homemaker for 51 years. Florence was a very caring person who often spent her time caring for others. She helped to raise some of her nieces and took care of many elderly friends in their last years. She is survived by her beloved husband of 51 years, Kenneth A. Gullion of San Leandro, California. She leaves behind her loving children and their spouses; Jackey & Tom Hayes of Minnesota and Kenneth R. & Connie Gullion of Fremont, California. She also leaves behind a dear sister; Bonnie Crisp of Tennessee. She leaves her very wonderful grandchildren; Kevin Hayes of Minnesota, Kimberly and Katie Gullion of Fremont, California. She was preceded in death by nine sisters and three brothers.
Family and Friends are invited to attend a visitation on Tuesday, September 18, 2001 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Chapel of the Chimes Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, September 19, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. at Chapel of the Chimes Funeral Home – Mission Chapel with Entombment to follow at Chapel of the Chimes Memorial Park; 32992 Mission Boulevard, Hayward, CA 94544.
The family has requested in lieu of flowers donations may be sent in her memory to the American Cancer Society; Central Alameda County & Tri-Cities Units: 1900 Mowry Avenue, Suite 405, Fremont, CA 94538.
Rosa Laureta Borje
August 30 1934 - September 15 2001
Rosa L. Borje a Union City resident entered into rest Saturday, September 15, 2001 in Fremont. Born in the Philippines on August 30, 1934, she was 67 years of age. Rosa was a elementary teacher for 28 years in the Philippines, prior to her move to the United States. A very religious, devout Catholic. She was a very giving and helpful person who loved children and was close to her nieces and nephews. She also loved to watch sports on television.
Dear sister of Genara Villiastiqui of San Jose, Imelda Peneyra of Hawaii and Willy L. Borje of Union City.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, September 19, 2001 from 5:00-8:30 p.m. and Thursday in the Mission Chapel of Chapel of the Chimes in Hayward where a vigil service will be held at 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at Friday, September 21, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Anne Catholic Church, 32223 Cabello Street, Union City, CA 94587. Interment will follow in Chapel of the Chimes Memorial Park, Hayward.
January 11 1923 - August 3 2001
Popular Portuguese radio personality Higino Costa often quoted a Portuguese proverb, "Não há bem que sempre dura, nem mal que nunca acabe," meaning there is nothing good that will last forever, nor bad that will never end. Best known for his optimism in the face of adversity and passionate advocacy of the Portuguese people, these qualities are what drove him at the age of 37 to leave a comfortable life in Madeira, Portugal and move his family of seven to America: a new continent, a new culture, a new language and a new beginning. In Madeira, in addition to being a respected journalist, he had been co-owner of a company that specialized in the ancient art of hand embroidery. His first job in the United States involved working with his hands, shaping metal into household products. He would come home exhausted, but also disappointed at the state of the Portuguese culture in Northern California. He decided to take action.
His true mission began in 1962. At his own expense, he founded the radio program, "Amigos de Portugal," broadcast initially from his converted garage in East Oakland, his wife at the controls and children answering calls from his faithful audience. For over thirty years, he became the recognized voice of the half million Portuguese-Americans residing in North and Central California. Eventually moving his program to several radio stations, unceasingly urging his listeners to always move forward, he disseminated the latest news, sports and music from the far reaches of the Portuguese-speaking world. He brought the Portuguese community together by organizing picnics and festivals. His legendary editorials, always supporting free expression and ideals, are still remembered by his peers.
Keeping the Portuguese culture alive and helping others were his goals. In 1967, he founded and was later elected President of the Oakland-Funchal Sister City Program. He traveled to Hawaii and Canada as an ambassador of Portuguese folklore in California. During his many excursions to Portugal, he continued to fight for Portuguese immigrants' rights regarding real estate, retirement and banking. To further support his large family, he founded the Higino Costa School of Immigration and Naturalization in 1968 to help the Portuguese people become U.S. citizens. As a teacher, he had an incredible success ratio, and his graduates, numbering over 20,000, are living proof of his dedication and perseverance.
In January of 1998, the Portuguese government honored him with a gold medal at a special awards celebration with hundreds in attendance for his contributions to the Portuguese community: 30 years in radio, 30 years as a teacher, and to celebrate his 75th year of age.
This past May, he was the only representative from the continent of North America selected by the Portuguese government to participate in the "Portuguese in the Heart" program. Sadly, this was his last journey to his native country, but as his dozens of letters to the other participants and government officials attest, he continued his passionate mission to improve the conditions of the immigrant while enthusiastically expounding the socioeconomic breakthroughs of modern-day Portugal. The country that he had left over 40 years ago was dramatically different from the one he experienced in his final visit.
Even in retirement, due to his ability to cut through the governmental red tape that many immigrants face without legal counsel, many Portuguese people sought his advice, and he willingly and easily processed whatever documentation was needed. Shortly after his triumphant return from Portugal, he proudly announced that he had been elected President of his retirement community in Oakland for the second year in a row since arriving in 1999.
Mr. Costa passed away quietly on August 3rd at San Leandro Hospital due to an intracerebral hemorrhage. It was his wishes that his beloved family, friends, and colleagues celebrate his life rather than mourn his death. In lieu of a funeral, a memorial mass was conducted in Portuguese and English on Wednesday, August 29th at St. Leander Catholic Church in San Leandro. He is survived by five children -- Roi Costa of Oakland, Jorge Costa of Belmont, Ana Costa and Paula Costa, both from Walnut Creek, and Yolanda Furtado, of Castro Valley - and 12 grandchildren.
Donations in Higino Costa's name should be sent to the following charity:
Irmandade da Nossa Senhora de Fátima de San Leandro (CRFPC)
Attention: Maria Cunha
1285 Hays St.
San Leandro, CA 94577
The family is requesting friends and colleagues to write their memories of Higino Costa so that they can be preserved for posterity. Please send letters and photographs to the following address:
Higino Costa Family
3081 North Main St., #32
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Lester "Mama" Gilbert
March 19 1913 - September 13 2001
Lester “Mama” Gilbert a San Leandro resident entered into rest Thursday, September 13, 2001 in San Leandro. Born in Alabama on March 19, 1913, she was 88 years of age. Mama enjoyed sewing
Loving mother of Billie Gilbert of San Leandro, Ann Pilkington of Sonora and Jim Pilkington of Sonora. She was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years Luke Gilbert.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, September 18, 2001 from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Chapel of the Chimes in Hayward. Service’s will be held in Alabama.
Chapel of the Chimes Memorial Park and Funeral Home. “Service of Marked Distinction”
Judith A. Muller
November 5 1936 - September 12 2001
Judith Muller a San Lorenzo resident entered into rest Wednesday, September 12, 2001 in Hayward. Born in New York on November 5, 1936. Judy was a longtime employee of Safeway in Oakland and retired employee of Otis Spunkmeyer of San Leandro. Long time member of the Oakland SPCA. She was a long time dog owner and supporter of animal rights. She will missed by many neighbors and friends.
Friends are welcome to attend a memorial service Friday, September 21, 2001 at 1:30 p.m. in the Reflection Chapel at Chapel of the Chimes Funeral Home.
Theodore Rosevelt Honska
October 30 1904 - September 13 2001
Theodore R. Honska a San Lorenzo resident entered into rest September 13, 2001 in Castro Valley. Born in Arkansas on October 30, 1904, he was 96 years of age. Theodore enjoyed woodworking and watching baseball.
He is survived by five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his wife of sixty-four years Madge, his daughter Arrah June, his son Darryl and his parents.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, September 18, 2001 from 5:00-8:30 p.m. at Chapel of the Chimes in Hayward. Friends are welcome to attend a graveside service Wednesday, September 19, 2001 at 10:00 a.m.
Chapel of the Chimes Memorial Park and Funeral Home, 32992 Mission Blvd., Hayward, CA
Joseph A. Paulos
April 1 1918 - September 12 2001
Joseph A. Paulos a San Leandro resident entered into rest Wednesday, September 12, 2001 in Hayward. Born in Massachusetts on April 1, 1918, he was 83 years of age. Joseph was an Army Veteran of WWII, he also enjoyed watching Soccor.
Dearly beloved husband of Eva R. Paulos. Loving father of Vickie Boley of San Leandro and David J. Paulos of Castro Valley. Dear brother of Mary Omelas of Atwater. Devoted grandfather of five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his brother Frank Paulos.
Visitation will be held Sunday, September 16, 2001 from 5:00-8:30 p.m. at Chapel of the Chimes in Hayward. Friends are welcome to attend a Funeral service Monday, September 17, 2001 at 1:30 p.m. in the Reflection Chapel at Chapel of the Chimes Funeral Home.