Stephen Teixeira, 64, passed away of a massive heart attack in Pleasanton, on March 16, 2014.
Stephen was born in Oakland on Jan. 31, 1950. He graduated from Fremont High in 1969 and became a contractor working in construction. In 1970 he met his fellow life-guard, Susan Myers, and they married in 1978 and resided in Alameda for 35 years.
In his early life, Stephen enjoyed anything that had to do with the outdoors, fishing, swimming, diving, hiking and hunting. He would often talk fondly about spending his childhood by telling stories of his adventures in the woods with his father and extended family. His love of the outdoors led him to found Boy Scout Troop 3; where as a Scout Master he assisted many Boy Scouts in earning their Eagle Awards.
After retirement Stephen took up bowling and spent many of his days in the bowling alley and every weekend participating in tournaments. One of his proudest achievements was earning his 300 ring.
Stephen is survived by his wife, Susan Myers and two children, Megan Teixeira (Barrett Clinton) and Adam Teixeira. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Natalie and Mason Clinton.
A celebration of Stephen’s life will be held on Saturday, June 7, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Harrison Recreation Center at Lincoln Park. Instead of flowers the family asks that you make donations to the American Heart Association or to a charity of your choice.