Obituaries

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David Robert Bartley, son of Ruth and Robert Bartley passed away in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. on Sept. 14, 2014, due to throat cancer.

David was born on March 11, 1962, in Alameda. He attended school in Alameda and Feather River Junior College.

David worked at Howard Hine Company in San Francisco as a consultant.

He was also working as a freelance artist living in Berkeley, Santa Fe, Ft. Bragg and South Lake Tahoe.

David enjoyed landscaping and loved to cook, (presentation being everything).

He is survived by his parents, brother, Bruce Dow Bartley, several cousins and many friends.

He had a good heart and will be missed!

A private service will be held at Happy Homestead Cemetery.

It is with deep, and heavy sadness that we announce the death of Mark "Marco" Guajardo, 63. He died at Highland Hospital Aug. 20, 2014, after suffering cardiac arrest Aug. 10.

Mark was born in Dallas but lived most of his life in Alameda. He was a Vietnam War veteran, who earned several commendations for his service, which included: National Defense Service, Combat Infantry, Vietnam Service, Sharpshooter, Army Marksman, and two Purple Hearts.

Mark is well known for his years as a welder at a shipyard in Alameda and most recently as the owner and operator of the Clubhouse and Cocktail Lounge in Alameda.

He lovingly helped raise two daughters, Monica and Corinna. Mark was passionate about serving and supporting his fellow veterans in any way possible. Anyone who visited and enjoyed time at The Clubhouse knows that it was about entertaining and providing his veteran friends a place to be appreciated. So much so, that he earned several awards for his generosity and continued support.

For those that didn’t get a chance to know Mark well, he was a quick learner and could pick up most any instrument and play a tune. He was an artist and loved music of all kinds. Mark loved to travel and lived in Mexico, Hawaii and, of course, California. He was a born leader and loved things done his way. Mark would love if we remembered him as "the most interesting man in the world."

Mark is survived by his mother Loyce, life partner Susan, daughters Monica and Corinna and three grandchildren, Taylor, Nicholas and Jacqueline. Mark is also survived by his many loving and close friends and colleagues.

Mark lived his life on his terms and passionately loved the people around him. His tenacity for serving those same
people will be missed for many years to come.

Family and friends celebrated the life of Mark at the Clubhouse Cocktail Lounge on Sept. 20.

Born in Barugo, Leyte, Philippines, Myrna was the beloved wife of Eric Wheat Sr., mother of Vanessa Dinicola, Andrew Pondoc, Marc Guerrero, Erica Wheat and Eric Wheat Jr., and grandmother of Talan and Taryn Dinicola. She is also survived by her siblings Heidiliza, Heidi, Allan, Berny, Dinah, Bella, Alina, Chito, her uncle Clodualdo, her mother Francisca and loving family members.

Myrna worked at AAFES for more than 20 years. She was a proud member of the Filipino Catholic Organization of the East Bay, the Filipino Community of the Bay Area and Fil Women’s Club of the East Bay. She enjoyed helping others, cooking, word search puzzles, going to church, hanging out with family and friends, taking strolls around the beach, supporting school activities; she loved attending community festivals.

A funeral mass was celebrated at St. Joseph’s Basilica and was followed by burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Oakland. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.greermortuary.com.

Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services FD 1408

greermortuary.com 865-3755

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