Vivien Edward Walker Jr.
September 3 1943 - December 15 2001
Vivien Edward Walker, Jr., 58 entered into rest on Saturday, December 15, 2001 at his home in Hayward, California. He was born on September 23, 1943 in Richmond, Virginia. He was a Hayward, California resident for 27 years. He always enjoyed fishing. He served in the U.S. Navy and Airforce. He was retired after 32 years in March of 1998 from Pacific Bell Telephone Company as a Technician. He graduated from Oakland Technical High School in 1961. He sang in the church choir and taught Sunday School.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 26 years, Mattie Walker of Hayward, California. He is the dear son of Barbara Johnson of Richmond, Virginia. He was preceded in death by his dear father, Vivien Edward Walker, Sr. He was a devoted father to his daughter, Michelle Walker and to his son, Joseph Walker both of Hayward, California. He leaves behind his brother, Collins Walker of Point Richmond, California. He also leaves behind his two wonderful grandchildren.
Family and Friends are invited to attend a Visitation on Tuesday, December 18, 2001 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Chapel of the Chimes Funeral Home; 32992 Mission Boulevard, Hayward, CA 94544. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, December 19, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at Shiloh Christian Fellowship Church; 3295 School Street, Oakland, CA 94602.
Gean Lyle Heath
April 20 1913 - December 16 2001
Gean Lyle Heath entered into rest, after a long illness at Sunbridge Care and Rehab, Hayward on December 16, 2001. He was 88 years old.
He was born in Redmond, Utah, the second son of Joseph and Sena Heath. He was preceded in death by both parents and two brothers, Leroy and Jnard Heath.
He leaves to mourn his beloved family, Barbara his wife of 61 years. Sons David of Fremont and Dennis of Sunnyvale, a dear Grandson Brian Heath of Fremont. A precious loving daughter in law Margo and a very dear new grand daughter-in-law Ivonne, one sister Beatrice Jensen and husband Alvin, one brother Valdo D. Heath and wife Joy of Salina, Utah, a nephew Jeff Heath and wife Deona of Richfield, Utah.
Gean spent 26 years of his life in the service of his country. He retired in 1960 as an Air Force officer. Also retired from J.C. Penney in 1978. He loved all sports especially basketball and baseball. He was an “A’s” season ticket holder for many years. Bowling was his favorite hobby. He loved his home and his family was the center of his life, his pride and joy. He will be remembered as a wonderful loving husband, a very devoted father and grandfather and a good friend. He will be sorely missed.
Friends are welcome to attend a Memorial Service Thursday, December 20, 2001 at 2:30 p.m. in the Reflection Chapel.
Donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association 2065 W. El Camino, Ste. #C, Mountain View, Ca 94040
Chapel of the Chimes Memorial Park and Funeral Home, Hayward, CA (510) 471-3363
Soledad V. Antonio
May 2 1922 - December 12 2001
Soledad Velasquez Antonio age 79, a San Francisco resident entered into rest on Wednesday, December 12, 2001. She was born on May 2, 1922 in Bacoor Cavite, Philippines to Mr. Dionicio & Damasa Velasquez both from the Philippines.
Soledad was a proud grade school teacher for 30 years and also worked for 10 years at Bank of America. She was and exceptional cook who enjoyed spending most of her time with her grandchildren.
Dearly beloved wife of 52 years to Mr. Arsenio J. Antonio of San Francisco. Devoted mother of Nanette Ramos of Hercules, Ca., Viven Antonio & Divinio Antonio both of San Francisco, Norman Antonio of San Leandro, Arsenio, Jr. Antonio of Daly City, Ca. Special sister of Lucy, Filomena and Romeo all of Bacoor Cavite, Philippines. Also Leonila, Julie, Marcelo, Carding and Nor who preceded her in death. She leaves behind eleven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Friends are welcome to attend visitation from 5 to 8:30 both Wednesday and Thursday, December 19 & 20, 2001. A vigil will be held on Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m. at Chapel of the Chimes. A mass will be held Friday, December 21, 2001, 10:30 at St. Leander Church 550 W. Estudillo Ave. San Leandro, Ca 94577
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William "Willie" Walter Rolles
September 5 1921 - December 11 2001
William “Willie” Walter Rolles a Sacramento, California resident entered into rest December 11, 2001 in Sacramento. Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania on September 5, 1921, he was 80 years of age. Prior to living in Sacramento “Willie” lived in Hayward for 30 years. He loved to garden, landscape and play the harmonica.
Loving father of Kathenia Roloff of San Leandro, CA and Carol Harmon. Dear brother of Jack Rolles of Pennsylvania. Devoted grandfather of six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren..
Friends are welcome to attend a Graveside service Monday, December 17, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at Chapel of the Chimes Memorial Park.
July 17 1939 - December 21 2001
Jo Ann Black 62, of Fremont passed away Friday December 21, 2001 in Fremont. Born in Huntington Beach, California on July 17, 1939, she resided the last 35 years in Fremont.
Jo Ann is survived by her husband of 45 years James D. Black of Fremont. A loving mother to her son Joseph J. Black and his wife Marsha formerly of Newark, now residing in Castle Rock, Co., and her daughter Gail S. Nunes and her husband Michael. Formerly of Fremont, now residing in Westminster, Co.. A beloved Grandmother to Larry James Fuentes, April Renee Turner, Michael Harlen Nunes, Jr., Jessica Moriha Black, Julie Ann Nunes and Dalton James Martin Black. Jo Ann is also survived by her cousins, Marie Stowers, and Betty Py, and many, many friends. Jo Ann worked for Diablo Systems and then for Xerox before her retirement in 1995. Jo Ann was a gifted artist and created many wonderful oil paintings. She also enjoyed many other arts and crafts, and also had a love for bowling. She will be greatly missed.
A Memorial Service will be held in her honor on Thursday, December 27, 2001 at 9:30am, at Chapel of the Chimes Memorial Park And Funeral Home, 32992 Mission Blvd., Hayward Ca. 94544.
Beth A. Vilinek Tozer
December 18 1939 - December 4 2001
Beth A. Vilinek Tozer died on December 4, 2001 of natural causes. She was born on December 18, 1939 in Long Beach, CA. Beth moved with her family to Julian, CA after World War II. She went through the Julian School District system, was a California Scholastic Aptitude Scholar, and attended the University of California at Santa Barbara. She lived in San Diego; San Francisco; San Pedro Sula, Honduras; Jakarta, Indonesia; San Luis Obispo, CA and Oakland, CA. She worked for Bechtel Corporation in addition to several other firms. She enjoyed reading, travel, needlepoint, movies, her cats and visiting her family.
Beth is survived by her sister and brother-in-law. Marie and Bill Waring of Severna Park, CA, and daughter and son-in-law, Dwight and Beth Tozer of Torrance, CA, and daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Doug Smith of Tampa, FL. She has four loving grandchildren, Grant, Abby, Clayton, and Sarah. If you would kike to make a donation in Beth's memory, please select a charity of your choice. There will be a family memorial at the Julian Cemetery in spring, 2002. The family can be contacted through the Haven of Rest Cemetery in Julian, California.
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May 26 1934 - December 29 2001
Dominador Lostica a Hayward, California resident entered into rest Saturday, December 29, 2001 in Fremont. Born in Makati, Rizal, Philippines on May 26, 1934, he was 67 years of age. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years and served in the Vietnam War. He worked as a material factory supervisor for 20 years for the Alameda Naval Air Station. He really enjoyed bowling and singing.
Dearly beloved husband of Leticia Lostica for 43 years. Loving father of Debbie and Duane Paquis of Fremont, James and Janet Lostica of Union City, Ronald and Portia Lostica of Fairfield, Ken and Grace Lostica of Vacaville and Jeffrey and Josie Lostica of Hayward. Dear brother of Josie Caragan of San Francisco, Joe Lostica of the Philippines, Erning Lostica and Eddie Lostica of San Francisco. Devoted grandfather of eleven grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Sunday, January 6, 2002 and Monday, January 7, 2002 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Chapel of the Chimes in Hayward. A Rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 7, 2002. Friends are welcome to attend a Funeral service Tuesday, January 8, 2002 at 9:30 a.m. in the Reflection Chapel with Interment to follow at Chapel of the Chimes Memorial Park.
Flossie Dane Ellis
January 19 1929 - January 1 2002
Flossie D. Ellis, 72 entered into rest on Tuesday, January 1, 2002 at Kaiser Hospital in Hayward, California. She was born on January 19, 1929 in Gilmer, Texas to James Grady J. and Ludy Parkerson. She has been a resident of Union City for 6 years prior of San Leandro for 4 years, Livermore, Tracy, Concord and Pleasanton. She was lovingly known as “Grandma” to PJFL Players for over 10 years where she helped run the snack bar. She loved to read and really enjoyed being with her grandchildren. Flossie was a Seamstress for 25 years for MVP Sports a sport uniform manufacturer. She made many uniforms and clothing for several teams and people. Flossie will be missed by all who knew her especially her family which gave her much enjoyment in life.
Flossie was preceded in death by her son, Doyle Joiner. Flossie was the devoted mother of her 3 loving daughters and 2 loving sons, Doris Peacock of Pleasanton, Helen Simons and Carla Joiner both of Union City, Billy Joiner of Austin, and Buel Joiner of Arlington, Texas. She also has a very dear sister, Roxie Black of Arlington, Texas and two dear brothers, Melvin and Raymond Parkerson both of Gladewater, Texas. Flossie is survived by her wonderful 16 grandchildren, Ernie Heflin, Leigh Peacock, Kevin Peacock, Phillip Peacock, Richard Simons, Christopher Simons, Jason Joiner, Dominic Rodriguez, Jesse Joiner, Billy Miller, Crissy Miller, Kayse Joiner, Steven Joiner, Lisa Joiner, Kathy Knuppe and Merrylea Joiner. She also has 18 beautiful great-grandchildren.
Family and Friends are invited to attend a Visitation on Sunday, January 6, 2002 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Chapel of the Chimes Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, January 7, 2002 at 2:30 p.m. at Chapel of the Chimes Funeral Home – Reflection Chapel with Interment to follow at Chapel of the Chimes Memorial Park; 32992 Mission Boulevard, Hayward, CA 94544.
The family has requested in lieu of flowers that 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 or to the American Diabetes Association; 1900 Powell Street, Suite 285, Emeryville, CA 94608.
Oscar Virgile Lang
September 15 1914 - November 16 2001
Oscar Virgile Lang a San Leandro resident entered into rest November 16, 2001 in Hayward, CA. Born in Decatur County, Kansas on September 15, 1914, he was 87 years of age. Oscar graduated high school from Norcatur Kansas High School. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed singing and boy scouting. He owned his own business, RAS-Co Manufacturing Company, a sheet metal company in Hayward California.
Dearly beloved husband of Mildred Lang for 60 years. Loving father of Tonya Gillespie of Mulvane, KS and Karniel Lang of San Lorenzo, CA. Devoted grandfather of five grandchildren and two great grandchildren
Friends are welcome to attend a Memorial service Saturday, January 5, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1600 Bancroft Avenue, San Leandro, CA 94577. A private Cryptside Service was held on November 20, 2001 at Chapel of the Chimes Memorial Park. “Service of Marked Distinction”
Contributions can be made to First United Methodist Church; Church Fund: 1600 Bancroft Avenue, San Leandro, CA 94577 or to the Alzheimer’s Association: 2065 El Camino, Suite C, Mt. View, CA 94040
March 4 1920 - December 28 2001
Fawn Sprague was born in Otto, Wyoming, March 4, 1920 to Roy and Mattie Sprague. She was the 8th of 11 children. When she was quite young, the family moved to Worland, Wyoming where her father purchased a farm and raised sugar beets, which he sold to Holly Sugar. Roy also raised cattle and most of the family food, much of which was canned for sue during the long winter months. As a young girl, Fawn was always busy doing something. She was highly energetic, in constant motion doing chores around the house. She would clean the furniture so often her brothers and sisters would accuse her of “rubbing the varnish off”! She was not afraid of tackling anything, and giving all she had in accomplishing the task. She loved to do little things for her nieces and nephews. As she visited them, she could often be found making dresses for her nieces. Fawn loved to dance. She was involved in musical plays and she and a cousin performed dance numbers for local gatherings on several occasions. After high school, Fawn went to cosmetology school, working a few years before meeting her first husband, Dr. Claire Armstrong. Together, they had a daughter, Susan. Claire had two sons from a previous marriage, Les and Al. Sue was their pride and joy. During the war years, Fawn worked for the Navy, making short wave radios. After Claire’s death, wand while working at Raytheon, she met George. They were married on June 21, 1968, and have remained husband and wife for 33 years. George and Fawn loved to travel and visited many places together, including Wyoming, Montana, the Bahamas and Disney World. They had a summer cabin in the Santa Cruz Mountains and loved to visit it with their children during the summers when they would escape the heat of the Bay Area and relax in the coolness of the redwoods and their cabin. In the last years of her life, Fawn suffered from ill health and memory loss, but George lovingly cared for her, seeing to her every need. Fawn passed from this life Friday, December 28th, 2001. She is preceded in death by her parents, 7 brothers and 2 sisters and her first husband. She is survived by her husband George, a daughter Susan, grandchildren Gregory and Julia, step-daughter Paula, two step-sons Les and Al and their children, her sister Myrl, 27 nieces and nephews, all of whom loved her dearly. The family thanks Steve Atwood who served for more than 20 years as their home teacher and also Mary Blazin and her sister Helen Crane who have served as the Rahn’s visiting teachers. Family and Friends are invited to attend a Visitation on Thursday, January 3, 2002 from 11:00 a.m. – 12 noon with a Funeral Service to follow at The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints; 3900 Seven Hills Road, Castro Valley, CA 94546. Interment will follow the service at Chapel of the Chimes Memorial Park; 32992 Mission Boulevard, Hayward, CA 94544. CHAPEL OF THE CHIMES MEMORIAL PARK & FUNERAL HOME – HAYWARD, CA (510) 471-3363.
June 17 1920 - December 22 2001
Margarita Critchfield, a resident of San Leandro for 40 years, entered into rest in Hayward on Wednesday, December 26, 2001. She was 75 years of age, born in Nicaragua on June 17, 1926. She enjoyed dancing and went to all the Senior Citizen dances. She loved to play Canasta and Bingo. Margarita will be missed by all her family and friends who she took care of.
She is survived by her loving children, Linda Terry of Brentwood, Colette Lawrence of Discovery Bay, Nora Labonte of Antioch and Frank Flores of Redding. Dear sister of Juanita Williamson of Hayward. Caring grandmother of Kristin Lawrence, Mikela and Michael Terry, Nikol and Franko Flores, Janelle, Daniel and Ashley Labonte and two great grandchildren.
Family and friends may visit on Wednesday, January 2, 2002 from 5 to 8:30pm at the Chapel of the Chimes Funeral Home, Hayward. A funeral service will be held at 2:30pm, Thursday January 3, 2002 in the Reflection Chapel of Chapel of the Chimes Funeral Home, 32992 Mission Blvd., Hayward, Ca 84544. Interment will follow in Chapel of the Chimes Memorial Park, Hayward, CA.
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Santiago Vitala Rocha
November 26 1917 - December 23 2001
Santiago V. Rocha, 84 passed away at Heritage Convalescent Hospital in Sacramento, California on Sunday, December 23, 2001. He was born in Boerne, Kendall County, Texas on November 26, 1917. He was a resident of Union City, California since 1941. He worked as a Laborer for 30 years.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 60 years, Maria Rocha on April 28, 2001. He was also preceded in death by his son, Henry Rocha and a grandson, Anthony Rocha. Santiago is survived by his sons, David R. Rocha of Sacramento and Ernest Rocha of Stockton, California. He is also survived by four sisters and three brothers. He is also survived by a very loving and special nephew, Herman F. Rocha of Pleasanton, California. He also has three grandchildren, David Rocha, Jr. of Sacramento, Robin M. Rocha of San Jose, California and Jackie L. Rocha of Stockton, California. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews.
Family and Friends are invited to attend a Graveside Service on Wednesday, January 2, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. at Chapel of the Chimes Memorial Park; 32992 Mission Boulevard, Hayward, CA 94544.