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Born on Oct. 20, 1945, in Pangil Laguna, Philippines, Lisa passed away peacefully in Alameda on Jan. 23, 2015.

She is survived by her children Helen Pangilinan Rasco, Dennis Pangilinan and Maria Cristina Pangilinan, grandchildren Kioko Asia delos Reyes, Joss Randell Pangilinan Rasco, John Regner Pangilinan Rasco, Rholen Raiun Pangilinan, Shoking Anthony Pangilinan, Anoshia Pangilinan, Denzel Isaac Fontabla Pangilinan and Michael Ceasar Fontabla Pangilinan and siblings Arsenia delos Reyes and Remigio delos Reyes.

Lisa owned Elly Grande Iron Works, was a general contractor and also worked at White Hall Jewelry. She enjoyed bowling, ballroom dancing and working.

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Judy Hoffmann passed away unexpectedly Oct. 17, 2014, in New York City. It was only fitting Judy would be traveling and enjoying special adventures in so many different places until the very end. Judy has lived since 1969 in Los Altos with her husband Dave, whom she met while both were employed at a Del Monte Cannery in Emeryville. They married New Year’s Eve 1967 in the hills above Berkeley.

They raised two sons, Alec and Todd. As a loving wife and mother, she always found ways to balance her family and her career successfully. In the recent years the wonders of being a special Nani to her six young grandchildren has been most endearing.

Judy was a friend for life, as each person remained important to her forever. Whether a friend from grade school, her careers or most recent travels, she had a very special ability to keep each individual in a unique niche in her world and activities.

Judy Mein was born Jan. 31, 1944, in Alameda, and grew up there. She attended Alameda High School (class of 1961), then spent two years at San Diego State before earning a degree in sociology from Cal State, Hayward in 1965. Shortly after, while living in Hawaii, she began her first career, in the travel industry. She was initially a Hawaii Island group tour manager.

Judy had a plan however, and in the fall of 1966 she began, as a young blond American girl, an around the world tour, by herself. Her travels included Europe, Egypt, the Middle East, India and Japan (Dave did not approve, but had no say). She returned to stay in the Bay Area (with the exception of part of 1968 and ‘69 when Dave had army assignments in Manhattan, Kansas and Heidelberg, Germany) and continued in the travel business until 1983. At that time she became a residential real estate broker for the next 15 years in Los Altos.

In 1998 she, along with Dave, began JD Cruise Travel concentrating on cruise sales. This provided another avenue to the travel world she always loved. Maui has been the second home of the Hoffmann family for more than 40 years and Judy was able to spend considerable time enjoying her special paradise, Napili Shores, in the past 10 or so years.

Judy’s (and the family’s) life has been, in so many ways, shaped by the numerous fun and revered times and the special friends that resulted from the Napili Shores Aloha. Judy will be remembered by her real estate and travel clients for her interest in making sure their needs were always met or surpassed.

Judy will be remembered by her friends and acquaintances for her friendship and loyalty. Judy will be remembered by her family for caring deeply for each and all. She will be truly missed. Judy left us all the way she wanted, without pain or suffering or bad health causing disruption of ongoing lives of others, but far too soon.

Her death was a result of a sudden tragic Aortic Dissection.

Judy is survived by the husband Dave, sons Alec, his wife Alison and granddaughters Tatum and Tessa, Todd, his wife Patricia and granddaughters Aya, Elaina, Lucia and grandson Julian, and the Meins, brother Jim and his former wife Marcia, niece Andrea, nephew Greg and cousin Edward.

There will be a celebration of life on March 22, in Los Altos. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Heifer International, Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation, or Support Network for Battered Women, Sunnyvale.

Born in David City, Neb. on July 20, 1948, to George and Adeline (Fencl) Hasik, Howard Hasik passed away in Alameda Jan. 17, 2015, after a brief illness.

Howard graduated from Novato High School in 1966 and then attended UC Berkeley, where he majored in math and linguistics. He had a long career with the United States Postal Service, working throughout the western United States as a boiler and elevator inspector. He retired in 2006. Howard was always a champion of generosity, human rights and the environment.

He and his wife, Christeen, enjoyed traveling, music and supporting environmental causes that were dear to his heart.

Howard is survived by his wife of 41 years, Christeen, brother Jim (Laura), sisters Marybeth, Joanne (Tony), Ellen (George), Shawn, and Cheryl (Mike), his sister-in-law Melba (Dave), a multitude of nieces and nephews whom he adored and many loyal friends.

Howard was pre-deceased by his parents George and Adeline (Fencl) Hasik, sisters Teri, Frani, and brother George.

At Howard’s request, no public service will be held. Benevolent contributions may be made in his name to The Sierra Club, or a similar charity.

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