Obituaries

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Joe was born in Brooklyn, New York, on Oct. 19, 1932, to his parents William and Florence (Harrigan) Honan. He had three brothers: Dave, Ed and Bill, all of whom predeceased him.

He graduated from Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn where he was voted Best Athlete for his skill in baseball and basketball. After graduation, he was drafted by the Brooklyn Dodgers’ farm team, but then was called to serve in the Korean War. He stayed stateside during the war and played baseball for the Army team.

Upon release from the Army, Joe married his first wife, Joan, and began his lifetime career in international shipping on Wall Street in New York. He worked his way up to Seatrain’s East Coast Sales Manager and was transferred to Chicago.

He then went on to the West Coast as Vice President of Seatrain. After Seatrain, Joe became president of TransAmerica Shipping Agency. In 1972, on the heels of Richard Nixon’s trip to the People’s Republic of China, he and his protégé and dear friend, Walter Schrieber were commissioned to travel to Beijing to set up trade after years of diplomatic isolation.

In 1990, Joe married Patricia Allen and they settled in Alameda. He took great pride in his family: his daughter Mary Ellen (John), son Joseph, Jr. (Mia), stepson Danny (Laura Jean); grandchildren: Denise, Erin, Stephen, Lauren, Jonathan, J.D. and Lucy,; and great grandchildren: Brendan, Harper, Logan, Brody, Callan, Grady, Owen, Julian, Cassius, Henry and Hazel.

His grandchildren were delighted by his talents: the ability to bark like a dog and tell some of the silliest jokes ever told, and after they squealed with laughter (or not), he would murmur, “And then you die,” and sadly, he did. He was a great man both in stature and character and he has left a huge void for those who knew him and loved him.

Marco Louis Servente, nicknamed Marc and Vlad, passed away unexpectedly on July 10, 2020, at Methodist Hospital, Sacramento. He fought an upward battle with a chronic heart condition with courage and dignity. He was 58. Marco was born in Alameda, lived in South Lake Tahoe for two years, then settled in Sacramento.

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

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

Marco is predeceased by his parents Ernest and Consuelo (Connie) Servente, by his maternal grandparents Marco and Juliette Falletti, his grandparents Marie Craig and Louis Servente and his paternal Aunt Florence Gudmundsen.

Marco is survived by his siblings, Christine Servente, Cathleen Brown, Ann Damian and brothers-in-laws Randall Brown and Frank Damian.
He was a proud uncle to nieces and nephew, Rachel Brown, Marianne Brown, Dominic Reno and Theresa Reno and great-uncle to Maddison Hynes. He is survived by many cousins.

A private memorial service will be held at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery & Funeral Center in Hayward. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Marco’s favorite charity at ASPCA.org/rescueanimals.

Our loving husband and father, George Carbone, was born on June 15, 1926, to Frank and Michalena Carbone in Alameda. He was the youngest of five children, brothers Emilio, Lou and John (all proceeded his passing), and a sister, Rose MacDonnell of Millbrae.

Dad attended Mastick Elementary and Alameda High schools. After school, he joined the Merchant Marines and served in the Pacific theater during World War II. While stationed in Hawaii, his beloved, Antoinette Ratto, also of Alameda, joined him to be married. Mom and dad had been married 70 years at the time of his passing.

After his tour of duty, mom and dad started their lives together in Alameda, where they raised two daughters: Debora Taylor (Mike)and Denise Garvine (Bill).

Dad had two long and successful careers. First, as a partner and owner of Toscana Bakery, and then as the owner of Carbone Crane & Rigging.

He was proud “Papa” to four grandchildren: Courtney Sien (David Bail), Michael Taylor (Katey), Lauren Penko (Joseph), and Lisa Moody (Michael).

He deeply loved his five great-grandchildren: Gemma Sien, Matteo, Mauricio and Camila Moody, Levi Penko, and his extended family: Kaelyn, Bret, Tanya, Huston, Dakota, Kristen Garvine and Rocco Bellavia.

Dad was a quiet, gentle, patient and kind person who loved his family, dogs and sailboats.

Dad, you will be missed — We love you!

Private services will be held to honor his memory. For further information call Harry W. Greer, funeral director (FDR-745).

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