Obituaries

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Dorothy Sanderson was born to Jesse and Elizabeth Holloman in Chester, Ill., on Dec. 14, 1923, and passed away peacefully in Alameda on July 29. 

Dorothy was a dedicated employee at Alameda Air Station, working there for 40 years. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and Daughters of the American Revolution. 

She is survived by her brother, Col. Dale Holloman of Belleville, Ill. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews: Bruce, Deborah, Sheila, Sandy and Terry. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, Jesse and Elizabeth Holloman and her brother Lt. Comm. George Holloman. 

Dorothy spent her life doing the things she loved, including playing the piano and violin, flying airplanes, loving on her dogs and visiting with her many friends. 

 

Catherine Marie Hilken, née Cikoch, slipped away peacefully on Aug. 4, at Kaiser Hospital in San Leandro. She lived 100 beautiful years. Catherine was born to a Croatian family in Zeigler, Ill. 

During the Great Depression she moved to California where the family took up residence on Kirkham Street in West Oakland. 

In 1945, she and Richard Hilken, a native Oaklander, were married at Saint Patrick’s Church. They raised three boys, Richard, Dan and Charles, first in Oakland and then in Alameda. 

Catherine worked all her life in a number of occupations and retired from H. C. Capwell’s in 1993. Her sweet voice and sweeter disposition endeared her to many. 

She was a lifelong member of the Young Ladies Institute. She enjoyed swimming, bingo, cards, travel, but most of all, family and friends. Predeceased by her beloved husband, Catherine is survived by her sons, daughter-in-law Linda, granddaughter Lisa (David), nephew Mike Beers (Carolyn), grandnephew Kyle Beers (Karen), grandniece Robin Beers (Gary), great-grandnephew Dexter Beers, and is remembered lovingly by her goddaughter Laurie Tomlin. 

The viewing will take place at Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Ave. in Oakland, on Aug. 12, from 4 to 7 p.m. and rosary at 7 p.m., in the Chimes Chapel. Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at Saint Joseph Basilica in Alameda on Aug. 13, at 11 a.m. Following the internment at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Hayward, there will be a reception at 703 Atlantic Ave. in Alameda. 

 

My father, Bill Tiffany, loved music and playing in his band. He loved both science and science fiction; he loved movies, football, tools and great food. He taught me the importance of treating people with respect, keeping an open mind, and talking about any subject. He had a sense of humor, was a private man, and was human and therefore not perfect. He loved and is loved.
Born in Pennsylvania and raised in North Carolina, Bill spent most of his adult life in California, and proudly worked at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. 

We are sad that he is no longer with us. I love you, Dad. You live on in our hearts. Star, Kevin, Frederic, Anders, Sue (mother, deceased), William (father, deceased), Lindsay, Mark, Winc, Lora, Ellie, Tiffany, Kelly, Collin, Wayne, Brad, Dan, Sara and many more friends, family and colleagues.

A memorial will be held on Saturday, Aug. 18, at 10 a.m. at Phoenix Alameda, 2315 Lincoln Ave.  For more information call Harry W. Greer, Funeral Director (FDR-745).

 

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