Obituaries

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Nanruth Maxine Alexander McGregor (‘Nan’) passed away peacefully on April 27, 2014. Nan was predeceased by her husband of 66 years Morton “Mort” and son Michael; she is survived by her loving son Donald and his wife Karen, grandsons Mathew and Mark and great grandson Austen. 

Nan, a longtime resident of Alameda, spent her days as a housewife, Red Cross volunteer, office manager and bookkeeper, lastly at the Spindrift Marina in Isleton, Calif.  Nan and Morton traveled throughout the U.S. in their recreational vehicle, only missing the state of Colorado. 

She was laid to rest in a private service at Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland on Friday, May 2. “May you rest in peace and God Bless.” 

For further information call: Harry W. Greer (FDR-745).

Alameda Funeral & Cremation Services    FD2139 1415 Oak St. 510-522-6020  

Ada Ruth matson passed away at the age of 88 on March 22, 2014. She was born in Texas and lived most of her life as a wife to Edward R. Matson, homemaker and mother of two in Alameda. 

She is survived by her daughter Edwina Matson (Stanley Flindt), her son Robert Matson (Franca Matson-Marra), her grandchildren: Jeremey Matson Poss, Lindsay Poss, Matthew A. Flindt, Savanna Flindt, Mirella Quaranta, Antonio Quaranta and her great-grandchildren: Charlie Matson Poss, Andrea R. Flindt, Makayla Flindt, Marya Flindt, Gianni Quaranta, Melina Quaranta, Noah Dias-Quaranta, James D. Beaver and Natalia M. Beaver. 

As a widow, she resided in San Leandro for nine years. She was active for many years with Deaf Counseling, Advocacy & Referral Agency (DCARA). She loved family, friends, games, animals and children.

Friends and family are invited to a memorial service at DCARA, 1550 San Leandro Blvd., San Leandro, across the street from the Davis Street BART Station, on Saturday, May 24, at 1:30 p.m. 

Stephen Teixeira, 64, passed away of a massive heart attack in Pleasanton, on March 16, 2014.

Stephen was born in Oakland on Jan. 31, 1950. He graduated from Fremont High in 1969 and became a contractor working in construction. In 1970 he met his fellow life-guard, Susan Myers, and they married in 1978 and resided in Alameda for 35 years.

In his early life, Stephen enjoyed anything that had to do with the outdoors, fishing, swimming, diving, hiking and hunting. He would often talk fondly about spending his childhood by telling stories of his adventures in the woods with his father and extended family. His love of the outdoors led him to found Boy Scout Troop 3; where as a Scout Master he assisted many Boy Scouts in earning their Eagle Awards.

After retirement Stephen took up bowling and spent many of his days in the bowling alley and every weekend participating in tournaments. One of his proudest achievements was earning his 300 ring.

Stephen is survived by his wife, Susan Myers and two children, Megan Teixeira (Barrett Clinton) and Adam Teixeira. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Natalie and Mason Clinton.
A celebration of Stephen’s life will be held on Saturday, June 7, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Harrison Recreation Center at Lincoln Park. Instead of flowers the family asks that you make donations to the American Heart Association or to a charity of your choice.

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