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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).


Born on March 26, 1944, in Pittsburgh, Pa., Roberta Carter peacefully passed away on July 24, 2018, in Alameda. She is survived by her sons, David (Merryn) Kiewlich and Daniel (Nora) Kiewlich; and her grandchildren: Robert, Elaine, Joseph and Michael.  She was preceded in death by her mother, Emily B. Carter.

Roberta was a kindergarten teacher at Haight Elementary School in Alameda. She also was a therapist. She enjoyed gardening and reading.

Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of life in Roberta’s honor on Sunday, Aug. 12, at 2 p.m. at Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services, 2694 Blanding Ave.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Roberta’s memory may be made to Guide Dogs for the Blind at 

Mary Anne Holmes Wright lived a full life. She was living in Folsom, Calif., at the time of her death on Monday, July 23, 2018, but called Alameda and San Francisco; Salt Lake City; Montego Bay, Jamaica; Ocean Springs, Miss., and Vlaardingen, The Netherlands, home at different times. 

Born in Denver, Colo., Mary Anne enjoyed summers in Estes Park and graduated from East High School in 1956.

Mary Anne is survived by her daughters Wendy Appleton Aspegren (Andrew) and Erika Appleton Morrison (George) and her grandchildren: Frances, Teddy, Joseph, Chyler and Rachel, remember many fun times with their Gaga. Mary Anne is also survived by her sister Laura Holmes Parker (Barry), brother Ted Holmes (Gerri), nephews Alden Parker (Kara), Cris Holmes and Tod Holmes (Vickie), niece Carrie Parker Wasson (Steve) and great-nieces and -nephews: AJ, Grace, Blythe, Turner and Morgan.

Traveling was a passion for Mary Anne. She traveled to destinations such as Kenya, Thailand, Finland, Morocco, Greece and most, if not all, European countries and states in the United States.

Mary Anne’s beauty, style, wit and adventurous nature will be missed; however, they will live on through her family and friends, those who loved her most.