Obituaries

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Alameda resident Eunice Dillon passed away Oct. 25, 2018, surrounded by family. Born during the Great Depression in Miller County, Ga., Eunice overcame poverty through the love of family and hard work.  

She was predeceased by her husband, Ralph, her parents, an infant brother and two sisters.  

Surviving her are a daughter Dena (Steve) Andersen of Alameda, a son Charles, of San Jose, a sister Rita (Lamar) Barrineau of Stone Mountain, Ga., and three generations of nieces and nephews.  

A private family memorial is planned for a later date. 

Her family wishes to thank Elders Inn of Alameda and Vitas Hospice of Walnut Creek for their aid during this time.  

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Building Futures of San Leandro, or a favorite charity.  

For more information call Harry W. Greer, funeral director (FDR-745). 

Raymond George Fitzsimons, Jr. was born in Pomona, Calif., to Raymond George Sr. and Eva Mixer Fitzsimons. He was the third of four children: Mollie, Doris, Ray and David. He grew up in Ontario, Calif., and graduated from Chaffey High School in 1948. He moved to Berkeley and attended University of California there. In 1952 he married Barbara Okerbeck in San Francisco and they had two children, Sharon and Steve.  

Ray worked for more than 30 years for Cahill Construction building high-rise buildings. In 1975, Ray married Lee Prickett who has two daughters, Patty and Christine. They lived in Concord and Lafayette.

Ray attended Lamorinda Presbyterian Church and met Kaye Velasco in the mid-1980s along with Kaye’s children Tami, Ray and Jill. Ray and Kaye married in July 1990 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Alameda. Their 28-year journey together included church, family, travel adventures and dancing.

His life ended Oct. 29 due to complications from Parkinson’s disease. He is survived by his wife Kaye, siblings, children: Steve, Tami, Ray, Jill, Patty and Chris, eight grandchildren, a great-grandson and many nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter Sharon. 

He will be missed.

A memorial service will be held this Saturday, Nov. 10, at 11 a.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1323 Central Ave. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation, Trinity Lutheran Church, UC San Francisco or a charity of your choice.

Pamela Ann Johnson, 75, of Tellico Village Community, Loudon, Tenn., and formerly of Alameda, was peacefully called home to the Lord on Oct. 30, 2018. 

Pam was active in Bible Study Fellowship for many years and was dedicated to her weekly ladies’ Bible study and prayer group. Pam was committed to sharing the Gospel of Christ, taking a genuine interest in others and loving her nine grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her son, Curt Johnson; father, Harold James Martin and brother, Michael Martin. 

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Gary Johnson; sons and daughters-in-law, Eric and Douglass Johnson of Knoxville, Tenn., Kris and Kelly Johnson of South Lake Tahoe, Calif.; grandchildren: Tyler, Kendall, Camryn, Wyatt Costa, Mackenzie, Karly, Aaron, Adam and Jamie; mother Winnifred Beasley; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Graveside services will be held at the Lakeview Cemetery in Lenoir City, Tenn., on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to East Tennessee Kidney Foundation online at 
www.etkidney.org or by mail to PO Box 22072, Knoxville, TN 37933. 

Click Funeral Home, 109 Walnut St., Lenoir City, Tenn., is in charge of arrangements. For more information, visit www.clickfuneralhome.com. 

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