Obituaries

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A 50-year resident of Alameda and former resident of San Francisco Alda Ann Cummings passed away in Alameda Jan. 11, 2015 at the age of 75.

Beloved wife of Robert Cummings. Loving sister of Tina Presta and sister-in-law of Bob Presta. Sister-in-law of Carol Comstock, Lois Norberg and Donny Cummings. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Alda was predeceased by her parents: Aldo and Jeanne Caggiano.

Alda was born in White Plains, N.Y. on July 26, 1939. She was a former staff officer for the Social Security Department.

She enjoyed entering contests and was a frequent winner. Alda and Bob loved the horse races, they were able to check the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs off their bucket list. She had a gourmet palate and loved to travel. Alda was known as a very generous person and she liked to share those
experiences.

Family and friends are invited to attend a chapel blessing, Friday, Jan. 16, at 1 p.m at the Alameda Funeral and Cremation Services Chapel, 1415 Oak St. in Alameda. Interment services will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Oakland.

A memorial mass and a celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

For further information, call Harry W. Greer, funeral director (FDR-745) or visit alamedafuneral.org.

Alameda Funeral & Cremation Services FD-2139

1415 Oak St. (510) 522-6020

Nancy Ellen Souza, born Dec. 27, 1963, passed away in her home on Jan. 10, 2015.

She is survived by longtime partner Christos Marras, and was preceded in death by parents Bessie B. Souza-McKay and Manuel Albert Souza. She is also survived by her loving chosen family, the Sea Dogs of Saint Dymphna and the LORS singing group. She will also be greatly missed by her precious feline twins, Marco and Lukas.

A private service will be held for close family and friends at Alameda Funeral & Cremation Services located at 1415 Oak St. in Alameda, on Saturday, Jan. 17.

There will be a public wake at the Gold Coast Grill in Alameda located at 1901 Park St. in Alameda, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 17.

Nancy loved singing and performing, and spent many years belting in her distinct alto voice with both the Seadogs and with LORS. She will be remembered for her razor wit, her eclectic style, and her love for life.

She was a poet and spent many of the last few years writing. Her own writing best sums up how she viewed life:

"Of course the rose has thorns-what is beauty without a little danger?" — Nancy E. Souza

In lieu of flowers, we ask that you consider making a donation to the ASPCA or your local animal shelter in Nancy’s honor. For further information, call Harry W. Greer, funeral director (FDR-745) or visit www.alameda funeral.org.

Alameda Funeral & Cremation Services FD-2139

1415 Oak St. (510) 522-6020

Elucina Gonzalez-Natal passed away in Alameda on Jan. 11, 2015, at the age of 85.

"Que se quede mi cuerpo al fin para siempre, en mi bendito suelo Borincano"

Elucina was born in Puerto Rico on Aug. 8, 1929. She was the loving mother of: Guillermo Ruiz, Bethsaida Ruiz and Reinaldo Ruiz; grandmother of: Reinaldo Ruiz Jr., Emerald A. Ruiz – Sabecky, Basilio Ruiz, Michael Ruiz, Leonardo Ruiz and Mariela Ruiz; and great-grandmother of: Izaac Ruiz, Destiny Ruiz, Anthony J. Ruiz, Callie Sabecky and Skyler Sabecky.

Funeral services and burial will be held at Funeraria Gonzalez in Arecibo, Puerto Rico.

For further information, call Harry W. Greer, funeral director (FDR-745) or visit alamedafuneral.org.

Alameda Funeral & Cremation Services FD-2139

1415 Oak St. (510) 522-6020

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