Lorraine B. Meuleners passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Sept. 4, 2023, after a 25-year battle with cancer. She was born in Berkeley to Harold and Bernadette Meuleners. She was a life long resident of the Bay Area and lived in Alameda at the time of her death.
She graduated from Presentation High School in Berkeley and St. Mary’s College in Moraga. She retired as a Senior Vice President after a long career at Wells Fargo Bank, and in her retirement she devoted much of her time and effort to community service.
Lorraine is survived by her husband of 30 years, Russ Fujii, and her siblings Barbara Brandt, Anne Lightstone, Peter Meuleners, James Meuleners and their spouses. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews and extended family.
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Joanne Archer. She was a loving wife, devoted mother, and adoring grandmother. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her loved ones.
Joanne was born in Minnesota, to the late Vernon McFarlane and Shirley Carney. She moved to Alameda in 1943 where she was raised and lived for 77 years. She attended St. Joseph's Elementary School and graduated in 1956 from St. Joseph Notre Dame High School. On June 1, 1957, Joanne was united in marriage to David John Archer III. Together, they raised their three sons. After years of dedicating herself to her children, the schools, her career of 23 years with the McDonald's Corporation, and volunteering in the community of Alameda through organizations such as Meals on Wheels and the Soroptimist Club, in 2020, the pandemic moved them to Discovery Bay. There, she spent the next 3 years with Dave enjoying the peacefulness of the delta while making memories with her family.
She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 66 years, Dave, her 3 sons, Wayne (Yolanda), Jeffrey (Lucie), Steven (Hazel), her grandchildren, Justin (Krystel), Nicholas (Kersten), Christina, Chelsea, and Ella, and her 3 great grandchildren, Kenzie, Sienna, and Jaelynn. She is also survived by her sisters, Jeanne McGeorge and Sharon McFarlane, her brother, Michael McFarlane and many nieces and nephews. Joanne was dearly loved by many and will be truly missed.
A memorial service to honor and celebrate Joanne's life will be held on September 26, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. at Mountain View Cemetery, Main Chapel, Oakland. In lieu of flowers, the family invites those who wish, to make a donation to the American Heart Association or Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter, in her honor.
It is with heavy hearts and profound sorrow that we announce the unexpected passing of our beloved mother, Kathryn Rourick, who departed this world on Feb. 6, 2023. She was a pillar of strength and love in our lives, and her sudden departure has left a void that can never be filled.
Born on Sept. 14, 1956, in Alameda. Kathryn brought joy and happiness to all who knew her. She was a loving wife, a devoted mother, a true friend, and a dedicated healthcare professional, always there with a listening ear and a caring heart. Her presence could light up any room, and her infectious laughter brought comfort to those in need.
As a mother, Katrhyn was the embodiment of unconditional love and support. She cherished her role as a mom and gave her all to her children, Kierstyn and Kyle. She was their biggest cheerleader, offering guidance, encouragement, and unwavering love in every step of their lives. Her devotion to her family was unmatched, and she treasured the time spent creating lasting memories with them.
Kathryn had a passion for life and found joy in the simplest of pleasures. Whether it was wine tasting in Healdsburg, spending time with her best friend and sister, Jackie or playing with her grandchildren. Her positive outlook on life inspired everyone she met, and her compassion knew no bounds.
Her sudden passing has left us with a profound sense of loss and disbelief. We find solace in knowing that she lived life to the fullest and made a lasting impact on those around her. Though her time with us was tragically cut short, the love and memories she left behind will remain etched in our hearts forever.
Kathryn is survived by her loving spouse, Terry Moore, and their children, Kierstyn Moore (Sean Kennealy) and Kyle Moore (Kiley Lonsdale).
They will forever cherish the love and guidance she provided throughout their lives. Kathryn’s spirit will continue to live on through her grandchildren, Emilia and Eliza, who will carry forward her legacy of kindness and compassion, a legacy that she instilled in them with unwavering love.
She is predeceased by her parents Darlene and Jack Rourick and her older sister, Jeanette Faria. Kathryn is also survived by her sisters, Linda Weyburn, Dart Woodruff (Larry Woodruff), and Jackie Rourick (Tom Johnston), as well as numerous loving nieces and nephews, all of whom shared a special bond with her.
Kathryn’s presence in the lives of her family and friends was one of warmth and compassion.
She touched the hearts of many and leaves behind a legacy of love that will remain etched in our hearts forever.
A memorial service to honor and celebrate Kathryn’s life will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sept. 16, at the Aeolian Yacht Club in Alameda. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations be made to the CJD Foundation (https://cjdfoundation.org).