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Resident of Alameda

Born in Ashford, Ala. on Jan. 10, 1934, to the late Ruth and George Elackovich, Margie passed away peacefully in Alameda on May 22, 2014.

She was the beloved wife of Edmund Hempel and stepmother of Beverly (Michael) McCormack and Ronald Hempel.

Margie worked for the Bank of America for 42 years and was a proud member of Alameda Oak Leaf Chapter OES.

Private services were held with interment at Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland. 

Donations in Margie’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Association and American Heart Association.

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Resident of Alameda

Dave Archibald, 58, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, April 27.

He was born in Alameda, attended Edison and Lincoln schools and graduated from Alameda High School in 1974. Dave was a great high school football player. He was three-year varsity and selected as All-ACAL first team where he was voted Most Inspirational Player for the Hornets. Dave was a member of Carpenters Local Union 713 for more than 30 years. He was a talented carpenter who took great pride in his work and made many good friends over the years. He loved helping family and friends with home projects.   

He enjoyed trout fishing and backpacking in the High Sierra, as well as biking, snow skiing and playing golf. He loved blues and rock music and was a great dancer. He was a true Bay Area sports fan.

In retirement, he enjoyed spending most of his time with his two grandchildren who were the light of his life.

He leaves behind the love of his life, Nancy Archibald, daughter Catie Patrick, son in law Shawn Patrick, grandchildren Marybella and Shawn Archie Patrick, sister Sharon Bertolino, aunt Kay Peters, mother-in-law Rena Bertolino, as well as many nieces, nephews, family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Mary Jane and John Archibald, and his brother, Dan Archibald.

A celebration of life for Dave “Archie” will take place on Saturday, May 24, at 3 p.m. at the Harbor Bay Community Center, 3195 Mecartney Road in Alameda.

Lifelong resident of Oakland

Born in Oakland to the late Ed and Jeanne Lindorfer, Brent was a kind, honest man who lived his life joyfully and with integrity. As often as possible he was found in or on the ocean diving, fishing or sailing. A general contractor for more than 35 years he still liked to swing a hammer and loved working with his son, Ben. 

He married his high school sweetheart, Martha, and was devoted to their children, Jessica (James), Ben and Emily and to his grandchildren Andrew and Adriana. He is loved by his siblings Heidi (Ward), Erika (Rick), Kurt, sister-in-law Mary, brother-in-law Mark and by many uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

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