Obituaries

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Alameda native Marco Louise Servente, 58, nicknamed Marc and Vlad, passed away unexpectedly on July 10, at Methodist Hospital in Sacramento. He fought an upward battle with a chronic heart condition with courage and dignity. He was born in Alameda, lived in South Lake Tahoe for two years, before settling in Sacramento.

Marco attended St. Philip Neri Grammar School and Encinal High School. He attended The National Technical Institute in Phoenix Ariz., where her received his degree for HVAC-R (heating, ventilation, air conditioning-refrigeration). He attended a course at the Automotive Institute in Phoenix. He also had his plumbing license.

Marco had a passion and love for animals, especially dogs. He was the proud owner of different breeds. He especially loved to help pit bulls. He was an outdoor lover and avid bike rider. Marco was a people person and made friends easily. He was kindhearted to everyone he encountered. If someone was hungry he’d feed them. He lived each and every day to the fullest.

Marco is predeceased by his parents, Ernest and Connie Servente, of Alameda; Mark and Juliette Falletti, Alameda, mother’s side; grandparents Marie Craig, Alameda, and Louis Servente, father’s side; Aunt Florence Gudmudsen, Alameda.

Marco is survived by his siblings, Christine Servente, Cathleen Brown, Ann Damien; brothers-in-law, Randall Brown, Frank Damien. He was a proud uncle to nieces and nephew, Rachel Brown, Marianne Brown, Dominic Reno, Theresa Reno; and great-uncle to Maddison Hynes. A private memorial service will be held at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery & Crematorium, Hayward. Please give to his favorite charity ASPCA.org in lieu of flowers.

George Cunningham, beloved husband and uncle,  passed away peacefully at his home on April 10, 2020. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Sylvia Cunningham, and his nieces, Liane Frank, Lori Hervantine, and Lisa Vandesteeg.  He was preceded in death by his sister, Evelyn Wilson and his brother Charles Cunningham.

George was born to Nell and Charles Cunningham in 1940 and was raised on Potrero Hill in San Francisco. He attended Daniel Webster Elementary, Polytechnic High School, and San Francisco State University where he majored in business administration. He was drafted into the military in 1963, trained at Fort Ord and while he was stationed at Tacoma, Washington met his future wife Sylvia. Throughout his life, he had a deep and abiding respect for the military and for the people who served our country. When he returned to the Bay Area, he joined the United States Postal Service where he had a long and distinguished career in management  at the Regional Headquarters in San Bruno and then at the East Bay Sectional Center in Oakland. He became Postmaster of the Danville Post Office in 1991. He retired in 1999 and kept in touch with the many life-long friends he made throughout his career.

George and Sylvia moved to Alameda in 1981, a town and its people they quickly grew to love. George was a faithful forty-niner fan, enjoyed jazz and 50’s music, loved to travel and to cruise. He enjoyed anything electronic, cars, and working in the yard. He will be deeply missed by their many friends and his family. 

He received last rites on April 22, 2020 at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in San Francisco. Donations may be made in his memory to St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in San Francisco or to the Friends of the Alameda Free Library. May his memory be eternal. 

Dominador Visperas was called home by his creator on May 23, 2020.  Born in Mapandan, Pangasinan, Philippines in 1935, he was the oldest son of Julian Visperas and Eustaquia Ventigan. 

Ador attended the University of Baguio for 2 years. In 1960, he met the love of his life, Eufemia Aguilana. They were married at St Vincent Parish, Baguio, in 1962.

Ador worked for the National Food Authority as a liaison between farmers and the government. In 1985, he established D&E Commercial, a retail supplier of Agricultural products, which he successfully operated for 20 years.

In 2005, Ador moved to alameda and became a US citizen. He and Femy were active participants of St. Barnabas Parish, both spiritually and socially. A 3rd Degree Knight of Columbus, Ador served as Grand Knight of Council #9098 in 2015-2106.

Ador was a sweet soul – kind and gentle. He was very proud of his three sons, as they were of him. But, he was proudest of his wife of 58 years. He also found being a grandfather had some incredible benefits.

Ador was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Leonora, and brother, Gilberto.

Besides his wife, Femy, Ador is survived by his sons, Chris (Marie Mejia) Oceanside, CA., Dominador, Jr. “Sonny” (Maria Theresa), Qatar, Anthony, Philippines and 11 grandchildren — Czarina, Maria Cristina, Raymond, Radeya, Leon, Isaac, Andre, Rani, Toni-Ann, Zippora, and Dominic Visperas. 

A memorial Mass at St. Barnabas will be scheduled later. Final internment will be in the Philippines.

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