Thanks for support

Editor: My sons and I would like to express our gratitude to the members of the Alameda community who supported our 2014 New Year’s Day scholarship fundraising event held at St. Philip Neri Parish Hall. With everyone’s generous contributions we are funding a fouryear scholarship for a collegebound student who attended La Escuelita Elementary School, an Oakland inner-city school where John taught fifth grade. We will continue to accept input and donations to fund the scholarship in John’s honor. Visit for further information and updates.

Editor’s note: John Rosa passed away April 19, 2013. His obituary appeared in the April 25, 2013, edition of the Alameda Sun.

— The Rosa Family: Jan, John, Jim and Jeff