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With great sadness her family announces that on April 4, 2019, Gloria LaBeauve Maney passed away peacefully in Alameda after a short illness. 

Gloria was affectionately known as “Glo,” “Aunt Glo,” “Nanny” and “Grandma” by her numerous family and friends. She was loved by all who knew her and was a stranger to no one.

Gloria was born and raised in New Orleans, La. She grew up in a loving home as the youngest of four children of Charles and Beulah LaBeauve.  She had a large extended family that gathered often for lively family events. 

She attended St. Joan of Arc Elementary School, and graduated from St. Mary’s High School in New Orleans. She went on to attend business school where she met her future husband John S.E. Maney Sr. They married on Nov. 18, 1950. While still in New Orleans, Gloria worked at Flint Goodrich Hospital.

Her husband enlisted in the U.S. Navy and through his many years of service they traveled and lived in many places including: Florida, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Illinois and California. She was such a loving and friendly person she was able to make many friends along the way. While her husband was out to sea, Gloria spent the early years of her children’s lives as a nurturing and supportive stay-at-home mom.  Finally upon his retirement from the military in 1965 they settled in Alameda.

Although living in California, Gloria returned “home” to New Orleans every year or two for holidays, family events and especially Mardi Gras.

In 1967 Gloria landed a job at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Oakland. She worked there as a medical receptionist and was eventually promoted to senior medical receptionist. She was well liked and highly admired by her coworkers, medical staff and patients. She retired at the age of 65 but she enjoyed her work there so much that she returned to work and retired for a second time at the age of 72. 

Throughout her life, Gloria was dedicated to her family and friends. She loved spending time with them. 

She was an avid sports fan, which began with her days as a little league mom. She was always ready to watch a game and root for her favorite teams: the Oakland Athletics, Golden State Warriors, New Orleans Saints and Oakland Raiders.  

She was a former board member of the local AARP, a member of the Gold Star Wives, Catholic Daughters and a former member of the Oakland Athletics Booster Club. To carry on their New Orleans social culture, together with her husband and close friends who are also New Orleans natives, they formed The Bon Temps Social Club (Let the Good Times Roll) and enjoyed many successful and fun-filled events.

Gloria is survived by her loving children: Darryl C. Maney, Sr. (Virgie), Charlotte Maney Triggs and Charlene Maney Spinola (Clifford). She is also survived by her nine cherished grandchildren: Manuel, Antonio, Darryl II, John III, Robert, Jonathan, Elizabeth, Kimberly, and Sarahbeth; her six adored great-grandchildren: Liliana, Aurora, John IV, Logan, Donte and Rosalyn; her beloved brother, Clifford LaBeauve; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Gloria was preceded in death by her husband John S.E. Maney Sr., son, John S.E. Maney Jr. brother Charles LaBeauve, sister Katherine Charlot and son-in-law Jonathan Triggs, Sr.

The family would like to thank the staff at Park Bridge Rehabilitation and Wellness Center for their excellent and compassionate care of our beloved Gloria.

A memorial service will be held this Saturday, April 20, at 11 a.m. at Greer Family Mortuary, 2694 Blanding Ave.

Herb Fassler peacefully passed away March 2, 2019, at his home in Green Valley, Ariz., with his wife and children at his side. 

Herb was born in San Francisco on June 8, 1943, and attended Riordan High School (Class of 1961). He graduated from University of California, Berkeley in 1965. Upon graduating, Herb joined the Alameda Police Department. 

After proudly serving the City of Alameda, he spent 24 years with East Bay Regional Parks District serving as the captain of the police department and retiring as the fire marshal. Herb was always quick in spotting a need, be it coaching his children’s sports team or helping a friend.

Upon retirement, Herb and Debra moved to Green Valley where they enjoyed golfing, fishing and traveling. Herb was also an active member of both the Alameda and Green Valley Elks Clubs.

Herb is survived by his wife, Debra Brennen Fassler; his four children: Michael Fassler, Timothy Fassler, Brian Fassler and Melissa Hauer and five grandchildren: Amanda Fassler, Jarod Fassler, Genevieve Hauer, Maximilian Hauer and Nicolas Fassler. He is also survived by sisters, Patricia Barsotti and Joan Friel and ex-wife Madeline Deaton. 

He was predeceased by his parents, Herbert and Imelda Fassler and sister Joyce Alioto.

A celebration of life mass will be held on Saturday, April 27, at 10 a.m. at St. Philip Neri Church, 3100 Van Buren St., with a reception to follow. 

To honor Herb’s love of Cal, guests are invited to wear blue and gold.

Harvey Hanson III was a resident of Alameda. He lived a fulfilled life until the age of 71 and is survived by his wife Fe, his eldest son Sean (Anna), and his twin daughters Victoria and Elizabeth. He is also survived by his younger brother David (Michelle), his twin nephews Jonathan and Nathan, and other relatives.  

Harvey grew up in Philadelphia and was preceded in death by his parents Harvey Jr. and Jane Hanson. He lived there until he joined the Navy in his early 20s which relocated him to California. While in the Navy, Harvey fulfilled his passions by singing in the choir and playing tennis. 

He had an industrious career in banking where he met his wife Fe. Harvey loved to cook and watch sports, especially the San Jose Sharks and the Golden State Warriors. In his free time he was an avid reader, enjoyed brushing up on his history knowledge, wine tasting, classic automobiles and spending time with his beloved pets. 

In remembrance, his viewing will be held at 11:30 a.m. this Friday, April 12, followed by a funeral service. Harvey will be laid to rest at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery and Funeral Center located at 1051 Harder Rd. Hayward, CA, 94542. 537-6600.

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