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Born to the late Ruben Aubert and Mercedes del Castillo, Ruben was the beloved spouse of Marta Aubert, father of Lianne and Karelia and grandfather of Ruben, Marcello and Isabella. 

He worked as a mechanical engineer for many years and most recently as a bus driver for the local paratransit agency. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Donations in Ruben’s memory may be made to the Radiation Oncology department of Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland, care of Alta Bates Summit Foundation, 2450 Ashby Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705.

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Born in San Leandro, on Dec. 3, 1925, to the late Erma (Dobbell) and Harry Nelson. Harriet passed away peacefully in Alameda on April 10, 2014, at the age of 88.

Preceded in death by her beloved husband, Loren Alfred Taylor, brother Harry Nelson and sister Meriam Narvaez. Harriet was the loving mother of Loren Craig Taylor, and Kandis (Michael) Gaughan; grandmother of Ryan, Nathan and Matthew Gaughan; great-grandmother of Ariella, Anneliese, Lauren and Kellan Gaughan.

She spent the majority of her life as a loving wife, mother and grandma. She was a talented seamstress and homemaker. She and Loren raised their family in Hayward, but returned to their beloved Alameda when Loren retired. After Loren’s retirement, they enjoyed traveling all over the world and taking bus trips with the Elks. She loved playing cards until her failing eyesight finally took its toll to total blindness. She was an avid A’s baseball fan and never missed an opportunity to listen to them on the radio.

She will be laid to rest with her husband at the San Francisco National Cemetery in the Presidio at a future date.
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Born in Oakland on Aug. 15, 1957, to the late Kenneth E. Taylor and Dorothy Davis Taylor, Anne passed away peacefully in Redwood City on March 31, 2014.

She was the beloved mother of Eleanore Guenon and Grace Guenon and sister of William Taylor, James Taylor, Laurel Taylor Smith and Christine Taylor McNurlin. Anne served as district director of the office of Congresswoman Barbara Lee.

Family and friends are invited to a Memorial Service on Friday, May 23, at 3:30 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 1700 Santa Clara Ave.

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