Obituaries

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Sheryll Mindy Israels Gore passed away quietly early March 17, 2014, after waging a valiant five-year battle against several painful and debilitating conditions.

Sheryll was born in Mountain View, and grew up in the Bay Area. She graduated with an AA from F.I.D.M., SF in retail interior design/ merchandising. Sheryll moved onto a successful career as manager and sales clerk in cosmetics at Macy’s, Nordstrom, and Neiman- Marcus. Besides her love of fashion and cosmetic arts, she enjoyed dancing, vegetarian cuisine, classic films like Breakfast at Tiffany’s and loved French pop, new wave and ’80s rock music. She had begun to make a career in stage comedy.

In spite of the assault of many maladies she never lost hope and never gave up her desire to return to her former life. Sheryll was the only daughter of Myra Lander and Martin Israels and sister to Stephen. Granddaughter of the late Clara and Jack Lander and Sylvia and Albert Israels of Winnipeg. In addition to her grieving family she had many friends across the U.S. and Canada. She will be sorely missed by all. A celebration of her life is planned for a later date. In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter. For further information, contact Harry W. Greer, Funeral Director FDR-745.

Alameda Funeral & Cremation Services 1415 Oak St. 510-522-6020

Aug. 31, 1952 – March 14, 2014 Resident of Alameda Kevin Leech was born Aug. 31, 1952 in Greenock, Scotland passed away unexpectedly on March 14, 2014. Kevin cared deeply for his children, family, friends and community both in Alameda and the Bay Area, the United Kingdom and Ireland.

He will be missed. The Wilson Leech Family would also like to thank all our friends, neighbors, family and colleagues for their caring support, kindness and humanity at this time. We are fortunate to be part of such a wonderful community. Love Sue, Alex, and Sarah. A memorial service will be held at Alameda Funeral & Cremation Services, in the New Beginnings Chapel, 1415 Oak S t., Alameda, today, Thursday, March 27, at 2:30 p.m. For further information, contact Harry W. Greer, Funeral Director FDR-745.

Alameda Funeral & Cremation Services 1415 Oak St. 510-522-6020

Nov. 10, 1933 – March 8, 2014 Resident of Alameda

Vera Silva of Alameda passed away peacefully in her sleep Saturday, March 8, 2014 at the age of 80. She now joins her husband, Alfred Silva, in a higher place. She is survived by her four loving children, Robert Silva, of Alameda, David Silva and wife Debbie of Portland, Ore., Carole Silva, of Alameda, and Janet Vinciguerra and husband Louis, of Old Saybrook, Conn. Beloved grandmother of six grandchildren, Sara and Hunter Silva, Amelia and Francesca Vinciguerra, Andrew Cooper and Shu Silva, and one great grandchild, Logan Fagundes. She is survived by her sister, Virginia Zauner and her brother, George McKee. Vera was born Vera Mae McKee to Edward and Amelia McKee in Portland, Ore. on Nov. 10, 1933. She moved to Oakland and wed Alfred on June 30, 1955.

Her hobbies included bowling, playing cards and reading. She was very active in the PTA at St. Philip Neri School where her four children attended. She was a caring and nurturing wife, mother and friend to all fortunate enough to know her. We all love you so much Mom, rest in peace. Family and friends may visit on Friday, March 21, after 5 p.m. and attend the vigil service at 7 p.m. at Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services, 2694 Blanding Ave. and attend the funeral mass on Saturday, March 22, at 10 a.m. at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, 3108 Van Buren St. Burial will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hayward. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services FD 1408 865-3755 www.greermortuary.com

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