Obituaries

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Born in London, England on May 18, 1930, to the late Victor and Teresa Rich, David passed away on April 4, 2014, at his home in Alameda with his family by his side.
He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Shelia W. Rich, children, Julie (Kevin) Thomas and Glen Rich, grandchildren, Christopher (Kristen) Thomas, Jenifer Thomas and Andrew (Debra) Thomas and great-grandchildren, Melissa, Victoria, David, Avery, Braden, Kelsey, Karlie and Colin Thomas. He loved his family, and will be dearly missed.
David served two years in the Royal Air Force, was a Meteorologist at Heathrow Airport in London, a Broker with Lloyds of London, an Executive Underwriter at Hartford Insurance Company and retired from Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company as vice president. He was a member of The Salvation Army, where he served as a Corps Sargent Major in Oakland for 15 years, holding various positions as Band Master, Chaplain and Lay Minister.
He was an avid amateur inventor, enjoyed model boat making and piloting boats, and was a talented musician.
Family and friends are invited to attend the visitation today, Thursday, April 10, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and the Funeral Service on Friday, April 11, at 10 a.m. all held at Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services, 2694 Blanding Ave., Alameda. He will be laid to rest at Cypress Lawn in Colma.
Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services FD 1408
www.greermortuary.com 865-3755

Hazel Uyvonne Martin passed away on Feb. 11, 2014. She was born in Gatesville, Tex. on Nov. 5, 1933 to Karie Bilbrey and Tennie Corpier Bilbrey. She lived in Texas until she married Eddie Ray Martin on Aug. 6, 1958. Hazel and her family moved to Alameda in 1978. She is survived by her husband, Eddie, her daughter, Debra, her son, Jeffrey, and daughter-in-law, Christine.

No funeral or memorial services were desired. Her family wishes to thank the legions of h e a l t h - c a re professionals who took such great care of her, especially those at Alameda Hospital, Almond Road Senior Estates in Castro Valley, and the Mercy Retirement and Care Center in Oakland. Friends wishing to make a memorial contribution are asked to consider the Alameda Hospital Foundation and Mercy’s Charitable Care Fund.

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

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