Obituaries

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Resident of Alameda

Born in Flandreau, South Dakota, on Oct. 12, 1933, to the late Melvin and Mildred Bonrud, Donna passed away peacefully in Alameda, on Feb. 5, 2014. In the early 1950s she left her small town for the San Francisco Bay Area.

It was here that she met her late husband, Robert Carter, a career serviceman with the U.S. Navy, and raised their two sons Michael and Steven. She fell in love with Alameda and spent the majority of her life with friends and family on this island.

She is survived by her two sons Michael and Steven Carter; her daughters-in-law Esther and Sharon Carter; her grandchildren Marianne, Sharie, Frank and Joshua Carter; and her two brothers Lanny and Robert Bonrud. Donna was a loving mother, a beloved grandmother and sweet sister. Family meant everything to her and she did anything she could to keep everyone happy and connected.

She will be dearly missed by her family every day. Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services FD 1408 865-3755 www.greermortuary.com

March 6, 1934 – Jan. 30, 2014

Resident of Alameda Bob passed away surrounded by loving family and friends. He touched many lives with his gentle spirit and positive outlook on life. Born in New York, Bob attended Syracuse University and graduated from Harvard Business School with a Masters in Business Administration.

He had a long distinguished career in management consulting. Bob is survived by the “love of his life,” Darlene, his daughters, Brooke Hessler and Courtney Wilkin and his fun-loving grandchildren, Katie and Kyle. He also leaves behind his 92-year-old father-inlaw, Ron Gervasoni (Gloria), his brother-in-law, Ron Gervasoni and sister-in-law, Kim Gervasoni.

He was predeceased by his brotherin- law Mike Gervasoni. Additionally he will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Bob will be in the hearts of his many friends (especially the “Potluck Group”) and his many clients and co-workers from his long career.

The family sends a special thank you to Dr. Castro-Moure and the many wonderful Intensive Care Unit nurses at Highland Hospital.

Per Bob’s request, there will be no service. Memorial donations may be made to the Katie and Kyle Wilkin College Fund, c/o US Bank, 980 Island Drive, Alameda, CA 94502. For further information, contact Harry W. Greer, funeral director FDR-745. Alameda Funeral & Cremation Services FD2139 1415 Oak St. (510) 522-6020

Resident of Alameda Born in Daly City, Patricia lived and passed away peacefully in Alameda. She was the beloved partner of Brad Miner and sister of Sue Mason. Patricia worked for Sybase as a technical writer and enjoyed travel, sports, music and auto racing, was a supporter of the Humane Society and had a special affection for all things hippo.

Private services will be held, and online condolences may be shared at www.greermortuary. com. Donations in Patricia’s memory may be made to the Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter, 1590 Fortmann Way, Alameda, CA 94501.

Greer Family Mortuary & Cremation Services, FD 1408, 865-3755 www.greermortuary.com

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