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Birth Date: 
Feb 24, 1973
Date of death: 
Mar 17, 2023

Celebrating the Life of Jason E. Garner

Friday, March 24, 2023
Fry Memorial Chapel550 south Central Avenue
Tracy, California

Funeral Service - 11:00 a.m.

Internment Private

Reception at the Station
600 North Central Avenue
Tracy, California

Harry was born in Clarksburg, West Virginia and died peacefully at home in Alameda on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023.

How do you snapshot a life? One that was long-lived, interesting, curious, engaged? From Graduate school in West Virginia to the oil business in Libya, New York, Texas and California. Sailing, tennis, skiing, singing, traveling!

A son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, swim coach, scoutmaster, Rotary, Kiwanis, CERT, HAM radio enthusiast, Police volunteer and faithful Episcopalian. Always learning, always involved with community. 84 years of family, friends, neighbors, co-workers and acquaintances.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon Stock; his children Vicki Rae (David Altounian), Michael and Matthew; grandchildren and great-grandchildren and a large extended family. May his memory be a blessing to all!

At Harry’s request a private memorial service will be held to celebrate his life! If you would like to make a donation in memory of Harry, please send to The Warming Shelter, Christ Episcopal Church, 1700 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda, Ca 94501.

Editor’s note: Harry Reppert was a longtime supporter of the Alameda Sun, primarily by putting forward his own advertising dollars to support one of his passions: singing with Soli Deo Gloria. Many staff members enjoyed working with him over the years. He will be missed.

Ponciana Tabucanon Caranay was born December 16, 1926, in Balite, Villaba, Leyte, Philippines and passed away peacefully at her Alameda home on February 12, 2023. She married Mateo Caranay † in January 1946 and was the loving mother of Caroline Aquino, Arlinda Fujii, Rosalyn Cello, Joyce Godwin †, and Arthur Caranay †. She was grandmother to Lisa Rivera, Michael Aquino, Adam Aquino †, Kenneth Fujii, David Fujii, Rochelle Monasterial, Roderick Cello, Ryan Cello, Alvin Caranay †, JamieRose Tungol, Joanna Pascual, and Justina Macalma and has 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson. Ponciana was the eldest of 10 children, and is survived by four siblings Rosalita Rosales, Loreta Edejer, Madonna Sabisor, and Myrna Bangloy.

She retired from Mills College, Oakland, CA in the early 1990s. Ponciana was a devout Catholic and member of St. Joseph Basilica. Up until the time of her passing she was a member of the Worshipful Damas Filipinas San Rafael-Lodge No. 656, Legionarios Del Trabajo, Filipino Bohol Circle Organization in Alameda, the American Legion Rizal Unit 598 and later transferred to Unit 117. She enjoyed spending time with her family, exercise classes, game shows and going to the casino.

Family and friends are invited to attend the services in honor of Ponciana. Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 9 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with the Vigil Service at 5:00 p.m. at Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services. The Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, March 10 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Basilica with the burial immediately following at Skylawn Memorial Park in San Mateo.

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