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
June 18, 1930 – Feb. 7 2014
Resident of Oakland
Helen Argyropoulos, 83, passed away on Feb. 7. She was born in Reedly, Calif., to the late Athan and Sofia Krouscas. Upon graduating from Fremont High School, in Oakland, she began working in the accounting department of Montgomery Wards, until 1957.
It was during that time, in 1952, that Helen married the late Kostos Argyropoulos. In 1966, she began working as an instructional assistant for the Oakland Public Schools, until her retirement in 1996. Helen also volunteered countless hours on the PTA board, Vacation Bible School, for the traffic patrol and as a Sunday school teacher, to name just a few.
In her spare time, Helen enjoyed stitching, flower arranging, gardening and cooking. Most of all, she loved spending time with her mutually adoring family and friends. She will be missed more than words can express.
Helen is survived by her three children: Jon and Lisa Argyropoulos of Boulder City, Nev., Doreen Argyropoulos of Castro Valley, Diane and Curtis Elia of San Carlos; and eight grandchildren: Alexander Ricker (Natalia), Aaron Argyropoulos (Elyse), Jacquelyn ‘Babes’ Ricker, Sophia Argyropoulos, Elaina Ricker, Nathaniel Elia, Nicole Elia and Rachel Elia.
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A resident of Indianapolis, lived in Alameda her last two years. Born in Bogota, Colombia, to the late Gerardo and Carlina Hernandez, Alicia Garcia passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her family at the age of 77. Preceded in death by her husband, Hernando Garcia, Alicia was a loving mother to Patricia Garcia, Alicia Garcia-Paul, Harold Alberto Garcia and Suzanne Garcia- Misa; mother-in-law to Mark Paul, Alicia K. Garcia, Ernesto Misa Jr.; Grandmother of Erin and Gina Hearn, Carmen and Nicole Paul, Micki Felix, Garik Walters, Antonio, Elijah, Quinn Garcia, Annabella and Makani Misa; Great-Grandmother of Xaviato Felix and Aiden Katona.
Alicia graduated from Purdue University in 1983 with a degree in computer science and worked in the field for 35 years. She spent all her life contributing to charities and was an avid runner who ran in the Indy 500 Mini Marathon for 15 years. In lieu of flowers, Alicia would like donations to be made to The Wellness Community of Indiana. Services will be held in Indiana.
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