Resident of Alameda
Lenore Mary (Bobbie) Basso passed away peacefully on July 1, 2014, in Alameda. She was 10 weeks short of her 100th birthday. Lenore Mary was born Sept. 17, 1914, in Berkeley, the daughter of Frank Sullivan and Alice Gallagher Sullivan.
Bobbie lived life to the fullest, claiming her good humor came from her Irish heritage. She will always be remembered for her excellent pastries and her enjoyment of a cup of coffee and talking to her family and friends. She attributed her long life to being born before processed foods and maintaining a healthy relationship with a box of See’s Candy.
In 1934, Bobbie married the love of her life Richard Cosimo Basso of San Francisco. They moved to Danville in 1949 and it was there that they raised their family. They opened the popular Brass Door restaurant with their partner Mickey Schlesinger in San Ramon. Their son Danny still owns and runs the Brass Door. Bobbie and Dick retired to Placerville in 1981. Dick passed away in Placerville, and Bobbie moved to Alameda to be close to family.
Bobbie is survived by two of her eight sisters, Murrie Olsen of Yountville and Fern Ghiglieri of Gardnerville, Nev., her children David (Marie), Danny (Denise), Christine, Katie (Michael), seven grandchildren, soon-to-be eight great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
A private mass will be held. Please light a candle for her at your local parish. Donations can be made to Saint Anthony’s Foundation in San Francisco.
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Resident of Alameda
Monte Carlo Walker passed peacefully on Sunday, June 22, 2014. He was born on Aug. 2, 1939, in New Orleans and was proprietor of Continental Body Shop in Oakland for more than 40 years.
Monte will be missed by his many friends and family, including his wife, Lonnie Moy Walker, children, stepchildren, and their spouses — Raleigh, Sherry and Kent, Lauren and Kurt, Amy and Jason, Blake and Tracy, Taylor, and Karna — and 13 grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, July 6, at 11:30 a.m. at Pier 29 Restaurant, 1148 Ballena Blvd. In lieu of flowers, you may donate to Alameda Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 2534, Alameda, California 94501 or your charity of choice. Monte is now fishing, hunting, and golfing in eternity.
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Franklin Moffett Mosier, born May 15, 1929, in Mt. Ayr, Iowa passed away on June 13, 2014, in Alameda. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Diane, son Eugene, daughter Jennifer with her husband Roger Billerey-Mosier and grandson Jano Mosier Linse.
He was a veteran of the Korean War serving from September 1951 to August 1953 during which time the U.S. Army utilized his skills in mathematics, photography and journalism.
Frank was active in the arts and education for all of his life, graduating from William Jewell College and earning a masters of fine arts in playwriting from the State University of Iowa. He was a past member of the Actors’ Studio Playwrights’ group and a continuing alumni member of the New Dramatists. He was associated with The Actor’s Place at St. Luke’s, New York City, for six years; as managing director of that group in 1972, he served on the original board of directors of the Off-Off-Broadway Alliance. Concurrently, for 15 years he was associated with Quintano’s School for Young Professionals in New York City, as head of the English department and assistant principal.
In 1989 he was instrumental in founding the Lively Arts Foundation and its resident Central California Ballet in Fresno, along with Diane, who is the organization’s artistic director. Frank served in various roles including stage director, librettist, acting coach and press coordinator.
Frank was notable for his outstanding mentorship of young people pursuing lives in the arts and nurturing under-recognized intellects. He will be missed by many for his erudition, creativity and good nature.
Frank loved horticulture but preferred the idea of “optimistic observances” in memoriam. With this in mind, the family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made in his honor to the Lively Arts Foundation at LivelyArts.org. For Frank’s last poem, and information on the developing Frank Moffett Mosier Prize for New Works, please visit frankmoffettmosier.com.
For further information regarding services, contact Harry W. Greer Funeral Director, FDR-745.
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