Fred Glenn Thompson
August 3 1931 - September 28 2001
FRED G. THOMPSON passed away in San Leandro on September 28, 2001. He was the Ioving father of Gerald Thompson of Milpitas, CA and dear brother of Geraldine Thompson- Richardson of Oakland, CA He was the dear grandfather of Glenn Leonard. He is also sur- vived by his daughter-in-law Stephanie and (Son) Lynn Smith, his loving Aunt Ida Douglas and very special friend Edna Johnson. A native of Oakland, CA, he was 70 years of age. He was a member of the Masons and belonged to the shipping Clerk ILWU Local 34.
Fred was a private, quiet man whose passion was jazz music. He will be missed so much by all of us who loved him. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service honoring his life on Wednesday, October 3, 2001 at 11:00 a.m.
The service will be held at the: Chapel of the Chimes 4499 Piedmont Avenue Oakland, California
Mary Hernandez Moura
March 10 1920 - September 30 2001
Mary Hernandez Moura, age 80 entered into rest September 30, 2001 in Hollister, Ca. She was born on March 10, 1920 in Watsonville, Ca. to the late Bridget and Frank Hernandez who had walnut orchards in Paicines, Ca. and Hollister, Ca.
She came to San Benito County in 1930 and attended San Benito High School.
Mary is survived by her husband Mr. Edward Moura of Hollister. Sons; Frank Arzie of Hollister, Larry Arzie of Los Gatos and George Howard of New York. Stepson; Allen Moura of Newark and Mark Moura of San Diego. Granddaughters; Chantel Howard of Los Gatos and Alicia Howard of New York. Step grandson; Jeremy Moura of Newark. She was preceded in death by her grandson; Scott Arzie, brother Justo Hernandez and stepson Jonathan Moura. Also survived by her sisters; Betty Sanchez of Modesto, Frances Hernandez of Hollister, Eleanor Pitta of Union City, Madelene Aguilar of Union City and her brother Chris Hernandez of Modesto. Many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral Service will be held Thursday, October 4, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. at Chapel of the Chimes 32992 Mission Blvd., Hayward, Ca.
In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to be made to “Scott Arzie Memorial Scholarship Fund” in care of Chapel of the Chimes Funeral Home or Grunnagle-Ament-Nelson Mortuary 870 San Benito St. Hollister Ca. 95023
Martha Jennie Sprague
December 15 1919 - September 30 2001
MARTHA JENNIE SPRAGUE of Idaho, formerly a resident of Hayward for 40 years. Entered into rest on September 30, 2001. Age 81 years. Born December 15, 1919 in Villisca, Iowa. Preceded in death by her beloved husband Dallas Sprague, and son, John Sprague, and her three siblings Beth, Ruth, and John. Devoted mother of Mary E. Cheney and son-in-law Larry if Idaho. Bill Sprague and daughter-in-law Heidi of Castro Valley. Loving grandmother of John, Lenny, Robin, Cliff, and Kelli and great grandmother of seven. Dear aunt of Carol and Richard Bonus, Connie the late Ronny Bissell.
Martha and Dallas lived for 40 years on Depot Road in Hayward, which was country when they moved there. She loved the county and this is where they raised their children. She loved to socialize with family and friends, play the piano, and dance.
Family and friends are invited to attend her Graveside Service at Chapel of the Chimes Memorial Park, 32992 Mission Blvd., Hayward on Friday, October 5, 2001 at 1:00 PM.
Andra Gail Freeman
January 22 1940 - October 4 2001
FREEMAN, Andra Gail - passed away on October 4, 2001. Daughter of Birdie and Charles Francisco. Andi was born in San Francisco in 1940 and resided in Moraga since 1973. She is loved and will be profoundly missed by David, her husband of forty-two years, brother Dean Francisco, daughters Jacqui DeHope, Leslie Rowley and Debbi Bock, son Dale Freeman, sons-in-law David Rowley and Christopher Bock, daughter-in-law Kerry Freeman, grandchildren Vanessa DeHope, Joey Taylor, Grant, Baylee and Robyn Rowley, and Jackson Freeman, many nephews and cousins and many dear friends. She touched countless lives through her service to the Moraga community, including twenty years with the Moraga-Orinda Fire District and will be remembered for her vibrant spirit, her wonderful sense of humor and her youthful giggle. Her memory is a blessing to all.
A private memorial was held on October 8th. At Andi's request, family and friends are invited to celebrate Andi's life on Sunday, October 14th from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Marriott Hotel located at 2355 North Main Street in Walnut Creek. Donations to the Andi Freeman Melanoma Cancer Research Fund or the John Muir Foundation are preferred.
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Burl Stephen Smith
September 6 1946 - October 5 2001
Mr. Burl Stephen "Butch" Smith was born on September 6, 1946 in Oakland, California, and baptized in the Catholic Church. Burl served 29 years in the Oakland Fire Department and was looking forward to his retirement soon. Prior to that he worked for the Federal Government in Oakland and San Pedro, working various jobs but was primarily the lead forklift driver for the mortuary. He was determined to be a firefighter and studied strenuously to join the ranks of other family members who were in the Oakland Fire Department. He was a member of the first class firefighters to graduate from the Emergency Employment Act sponsored by the City of Oakland.
He was a graduate of Oakland Technical High School, class of '64 and attended community college until he became a firefighter on March 10, 1972.
Burl loved being with his family more than life itself, his four sons and one daughter always referred to him as "their best friend". His second family were his "brothers and sisters" at the various firehouses he worked. Burl prided himself on being "The" car mechanic; his hobbies (based on a strict budget) were going to the racetrack and playing the lottery. He loved football and baseball and usually took over the house on Sunday and Monday nights. He also enjoyed music, preferring jazz, R & B, the Motown sound and especially The Temptations. He loved to debate current events with his wife and family.
Burl loved life and had a smile for everyone he met, and especially for those he loved. He was an extremely practical and methodical individual and always added his own special humor to any situation.
Burl is survived and loved by his grieving wife of 27 years Rene Carney Smith, his charming ex-wife, Margo Carrillo Smith, his loving children Parrish Stephen Marcel Smith, Marcus DeVon Romero Smith, Salayfo Shawn Demetrius Smith, Venus Valeta Teresa Smith and Ashley Cedric Stephen Smith. His loving parents Burl and Dean Smith, his sister Dean Karen Smith, eight grandchildren, and a large family of uncles, aunts, cousins, and in-laws. Including an enormous amount of friends, colleagues and acquaintances.
He was definitely one of God's best, loved, admired and respected by all. He will be missed beyond any capacity known, but he will always remain in everyone's heart that knew and loved him. God has truly blessed him now and he has joined the highest of ranks.
There will be a quiet hour held from 7:00pm to 9:00pm on Monday, October 15, 2001 at Sacred Heart Church, located on 40th and Martin Luther King, Jr. Way in Oakland, CA. The Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Tuesday, October 16, 2001 at Sacred Heart Church, located on 40th and Martin Luther King, Jr. Way in Oakland, CA. There will be reception at the church hall room following the service.
Please send flowers directly to the Church for Monday anytime or Tuesday morning. Donation information will be provided at the service.
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Edward Joseph Dufault
December 15 1933 - October 10 2001
Edward Joseph Dufault, 67, passed away on Wednesday, October 10, 2001 at Stanford Hospital in Stanford, California. He was born on December 15, 1933 in Brockton, Massachusetts. He has been a resident of Union City, California for two years. He has been a resident of Alameda County for 39 years.
Ed’s family was a priority in his life and he was a faithful protector and provider. When he saw a need in those around him, he was a ready helper. Ed loved the Lord with all his heart and lived for Him. He enjoyed the out of doors, especially camping and trailering. Driving just to go for a ride was a delight.
Ed was a warehouseman for Safeway in Fremont for 18 years. He served in the Navy from ’55 to ’57. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Terri Dufault, daughter, Anne Menger of Hayward, son, Steve Dufault of Hayward, two grandchildren, Tim and Christina, and his sister, Anne Marie Kelly of Fall River, Massachusetts.
Family and Friends are invited to attend a Visitation on Monday, October 15, 2001 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. and Chapel of the Chimes Funeral Home; 32992 Mission Boulevard, Hayward, CA 94544. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, October 16, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. at Church of Heart of Bay; 20450 Royal Avenue, Hayward, CA 94541 (510) 786-3232 with Interment to follow at Chapel of the Chimes Memorial Park; 32992 Mission Boulevard, Hayward, CA 94544.
William "Bill" Underhill
July 10 1918 - October 10 2001
William “Bill” Underhill a San Lorenzo resident entered into rest Wednesday, October 10, 2001 in San Lorenzo. Born in Hayward on July 10, 1918, he was 83 years of age. Bill was a forklift driver for Hunt Wesson Foods Co. for 48 years. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He enjoyed stamp collecting, woodworking and gardening. He was a member of the Rockwell Society. He and his late wife also donated money to have their names inscribed in the plaque at the bottom of the Statue of Liberty.
Loving father of Vickie Wells of San Lorenzo, Carol Wallen of Dallas, Texas and Roger Underhill of Texas. Devoted grandfather of six grandchildren and many great-grandchildren
Friends are welcome to attend a Memorial service Tuesday, October 16, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. in the Reflection Chapel at Chapel of the Chimes Funeral Home, 32992 Mission Blvd., Hayward, CA.
Laverne Marie Bernard
March 7 1921 - October 8 2001
LAVERN M. BERNARD, born March 7, 1921 in Sacramento, CA., passed away on October 8, 2001 in San Rafael, CA. She is preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Bernard. Laverne is a longtime resident of Alameda, CA. Friends are invited to call at the Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, on Wednesday, October 10th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm for visitation and to attend a Mass Thursday, October 11, at 11:00am at St. Albert's Catholic Church, 1022 Holly Street, Alameda, CA.
Entombment immediately to follow the service at Chapel of the Chimes, Oakland, CA.
Milo H. Ness
August 24 1907 - October 9 2001
Milo H. Ness an 8 year resident of Jackson, Ca. entered into rest on Tuesday, October 9, 2001. He was a native of Iowa, born in 1907 died at the age of 94.
Dearly beloved father of Bonita Goodman of Hayward, Lola Truscott of Livermore, Marilyn Evans of Ione, Norma Ness of Union City, Donald Ness of Eureka, Rodney Ness of Arkansas, Al Ness of San Leandro, Dennis Ness of Hayward, Bob Ness of Oakley and the late Darlene Ness. Dear brother of one sister; Frances Whaley of Iowa. Milo is also survived by 19 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Monday, October 15, 2001 from 5 to 8:00 p.m. and an 11:30 a.m. Graveside service on Tuesday, October 16, 2001 with an hour of visitation prior to service. All held at Chapel of the Chimes. Chapel of the Chimes Memorial Park and Funeral Home, Hayward, Ca.
Janice R. Preston
February 24 1927 - October 9 2001
Janice R. Preston a Hayward resident entered into rest Tuesday, October 9, 2001 in Hayward. Born in Taft, California on February 24, 1927, she was 74 years of age. She loved to garden and spend time with her family.
Loving mother of Pamela Kentner of Sparks, Nevada. Devoted grandmother of Errol Thorpe of Idaho and Veronica Kentner of Sparks, NV.
There will be no services held at the request of the family.
The family would like donations to be made to the American Cancer Society; Central Alameda County & Tri-Cities Units; 1900 Mowry Avenue, Suite 405, Fremont, CA 94538 or favorite charity of choice.
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Marjorie Virginia Dawson
February 8 1919 - October 3 2001
Marjorie Virginia Dawson, February 8, 1919 - October 3, 2001. Beloved wife of Cloyd O. Dawson Jr. Loving mother to son Matt and wife Susan, daughter Deborah Robinson and husband Jeff and daughter Catherine Bolcerek. Dear grandmother to Molly and Emily Dawson, Justin, Austin and Jessica Robinson. A very special aunt to many nieces and nephews. Dear friend to many dating back to Oakland High School years. A graduate of U.C. Berkeley in 1941. A member of Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority. An artist extraordinaire, world traveler and avid reader. No service planned. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Hospice of Contra Costa County 2051 Harrison Street, Concord, CA 94520.
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Elizabeth Ann Williams
December 3 1943 - October 7 2001
Elizabeth Ann Williams died in Berkeley, CA on October 7, 2001 at the age of 57 years. Her brother Robert Allen Williams of Phoenix, Arizona survives her. Her 14-year-old niece, Victoria Kitchener Williams of Phoenix, Arizona, also survives her. Ms. Williams was a native of Santa Barbara, California and grew up in Piedmont, California. Her career included education, physical therapy and psychology. She wrote text in physiology. She was a member of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority and graduated from UC Berkeley in 1965. She received degrees in Physiology and Psychology from San Francisco State University and a Physical Therapy degree from UC Medical School in San Francisco. She also received a degree in Education from the University of Toronto.
Elizabeth died after a 10-year battle with colon cancer. Friends are invited to attend Quaker Services at Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, CA on Saturday, October 27, 2001 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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Arthur Francis Friedberg
February 16 1925 - September 21 2001
Arthur Francis Friedberg died in the city of Walnut Creek, in the state of California, on September 21, 2001. He was the devoted husband of 47 years of the late Irene Friedberg; beloved friend and respected colleague of many. He was the son of Frank George Friedberg and Katherine Beagham Friedberg of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, both deceased.
Mr. Friedberg was a respected member of the community, long-time resident of Piedmont, and a native of New York.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, October 19, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 322 St. James Drive, Piedmont, California. Interment will be held on Monday, October 22, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. at Golden Gate National Cemetery, 1300 Sneath Lane, San Bruno, California.
Donations to Hospice Association of Northern California, Walnut Creek branch are preferred.
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