Obituaries

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Resident of Alameda

Born in Nogales, Ariz. on June 21, 1942, to the late Rafael Orozco Garcia and Marta Fuentes Garcia, Luis passed away peacefully with his family by his side in Alameda, on April 19, 2014, at the age of 71.

Luis moved to Livermore, where he married and had five children: Patricia Garcia, Linda Garcia, Luis Garcia, Andrew Garcia and Anthony Garcia. Luis moved to Alameda in the 1980s where he and loving wife Sandra Britto lived for 26 years. Families combined, Luis and Sandy are the blessed grandparents of 15 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. 

Luis retired from Aramark Corporation. He enjoyed going to the casinos, collecting stamps, sports and antique memorabilia, garage sales and flea markets, keeping an eye on the neighborhood and spending time with the family. In the 1980s, Luis was the Director of the Indian Center in Livermore. He belonged to the Knights of Columbus. He will be missed by all who loved and cherished him.

Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation Monday, April 28, from 2 to 8 p.m. and a funeral service on Tuesday, April 29, at 10:30 a.m. All will be held at Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services, 2694 Blanding Ave. He will be laid to rest at Lone Tree Cemetery, 24591 Fairview Ave., Hayward. Following the burial, a reception will be held at Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services. 

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

Resident of Alameda

Candida Justina Fonseca passed away at the age of 89. She was born and raised in Managua, Nicaragua, the oldest daughter of José Antonio and Virginia Fonseca.

Cristina Blandino. Gladys, Luis and José Antonio (Toñito) were her siblings. She is survived by her son Irving A. Gonzales and his wife Alicia. She was Sophia’s beloved grandmother.

She had an entrepreneurial spirit and worked most of her youth in the family business: a bakery, pharmacy and grocery. She came to the United States after her teenage years. She worked independently to raise her only son, Irving. She lived most of her adult life in Oakland after a brief stay in San Francisco and finally in Alameda where she passed away. She loved poetry and art; her paintings and embroidery have adorned her home for many years. This was equally matched by her love of gardening. These life’s joys and her penchant for travel around the world shaped her ideals. She was an inspiration to others. Her spirit and charm matched an engaging and approachable personality. Her smile and twinkling eyes were her signature introduction. Everyone who met her became her instant friend. She was an adored family member.

Visitation will be held today, April 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. with the vigil service at 7 p.m. at Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services, 2694 Blanding Ave. The funeral mass will be held Friday, April 25, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church, 1022 Holly St. with a luncheon reception to follow immediately in the church hall.

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

Carol’s life was cut short unexpectedly April 9, 2014, in Alameda.  

Loving daughter of Lillian Abrusci (Alameda); beloved Sister of Daniel Beconcini (San Jose); she was a graduate of Heald Business College and worked in the legal field for more than 40 years. For the last 18 years she worked with Burnham & Brown Attorneys at Law, Oakland.

Carol was the No. 1 San Franciso Giants Fan. She also loved the Warriors and 49ers. Carol loved sailing, music and working out at Curves. She was diligent about her early morning power walks. 

Her family prefers that memorial contributions be made in Carol’s name to: Children’s Hospital and Research Center of Oakland. 

For further information, contact Harry W. Greer, funeral director, FDR-745.

Alameda Funeral & Cremation Services FD-2139 1415 Oak St. Alameda (510) 522-6020 

 

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