Obituaries

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Born in Tarlic, Philippines on Aug. 13, 1931, to the late Maximo and Carmen Mangila, Corazon passed away peacefully at her home in Alameda on Dec. 14, 2014.

Corazon is survived by her husband, Bartolome Tolentino; children, Renato Tolentino, Roel Tolentino, Richard Tolentino and Rosmarie Tolentino De Guzman; grandson, Nicholas Tolentino; and siblings, Cesar Mangila, Rodolfo Mangila, Violetta Taguines and Consuelo David. She was preceded in death by her brother, Antonio Mangila.

Corazon held various jobs in Alameda; as a waitress at the Officer’s Club Naval Air Station Alameda, sales clerk at Alameda Naval Air Station and Coast Guard Base Exchanges and as a certified medical assistant. She enjoyed sewing and, most of all, spending time with family. She will be dearly missed.

Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation today, Thursday, Dec. 18, from 4 to 9 p.m. with a vigil service at 7 p.m. at Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services, 2694 Blanding Ave. in Alameda. A funeral mass will be held tomorrow, Friday, Dec. 19, at 10 a.m. at St. Albert the Great Church, 1022 Holly St. in Alameda.

She will be laid to rest at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hayward.

Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services FD 1408

greermortuary.com 865-3755

Larry Leslie Branchaud died unexpectedly on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, in Alameda at the premature age of 73.

Larry is survived by his wife, Kathleen, two children Jeff Branchaud (Michelle Ratto-Branchaud) of San Leandro and Michelle Branchaud Simi (Todd) of Moraga, his four grandchildren, Ryan and Jason Simi, and Kendall and Aaron Jeffrey (AJ) Branchaud. Other relatives include Richard Branchaud, Gary Branchaud, Butch Branchaud, Joann Wesleder (George) and brother-in-law Richard Davis (Judy).

Larry was born in Alameda on March 15, 1941, to Harry and Fran Branchaud. He graduated from the great Encinal High School in 1959. At Encinal, Larry excelled at football and track and field. Upon graduation Larry joined the Coast Guard.

After serving, Larry went on to become an apprentice type-setter at Spartan Printing in San Francisco. Larry joined the Alameda Fire Department on Nov. 1, 1968, and served until he retired on March 16, 1994, with 26 years of service. As a firefighter, Larry was awarded the Archie Waterbury Community Service award in 1988. In 1975, Larry established, "For Safety Sake," teaching CPR and first aid to the community.

On June 14, 1990, Larry received a certificate of recognition from the American Red Cross for utilizing life-saving skills to save a human life. One of his proudest moments occurred when he was inducted into the Encinal High School Civic Hall of Fame on May 22, 2010.

In retirement, Larry was always busy and had many interests. He had a passion for martial arts and earned a black belt on Dec. 4, 1967, from Wally Jay and the American Jujitsu Institute.

Larry was an avid swimmer and bike rider and a member of the Harbor Bay Club. Larry loved vegetable gardening year round and fed his loving neighbors the fruits of his labor. He loved the culinary arts and was addicted to watching the Food Network channel. He was a second-generation member of the Alameda Elks Lodge #1015 where he headed up many committees.

Larry was a very generous person whose passion was serving and educating others about life-saving first aid and CPR.

Family and friends are invited to attend a mass of Christian burial, Tuesday Dec. 23, at 10 a.m. at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church 3108 Van Buren St., in Alameda. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hayward Wednesday, Dec. 24.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to "Encinal High School Alumni Assoc. FBO Larry Branchaud Civil Hall of Fame Scholarship Award."

For further information, please call: Harry W. Greer, funeral director, FDR-745.

Alameda Funeral & Cremation Services FD-2139

1415 Oak St. 522-6020

Marjorie Johnson passed away on Friday Dec. 12, 2014, after a courageous battle with lymphoma.

Marjorie was born in Albany, N.Y. on July 2, 1925, the eldest of six children of Anna Cline and William Edwards. She was raised in Albany and graduated from both Our Lady Help of Christian Grammar School and from Vincentian Institute, the class of 1943. She declined two college scholarships and began to work to help support her siblings.

Marjorie met the love of her life, William D. Johnson, during World War II. She was a member of the American Women’s Voluntary Service (AWVS) who would type confidential reports for the military and would serve coffee and donuts at the canteen on Saturday nights.

Marjorie and William were married on April 24, 1946 and, after having five children, they moved the family to Alameda where their sixth child was born.

Marjorie worked at Pac Bell for 25 years. She started at New York Telephone in the Directory Advertising Section. After moving to California she bridged her service and began working at Pacific Bell as an operator and then as a service rep.

Marjorie loved to read, go to the movies, attend dances and sporting events. She was a constant spectator to all the sports that her children and grandchildren participated in. Marjorie’s legacy will always be her love of family and faith. Her greatest pleasure was to be with her family.

She is survived by her children Donald (Carolyn) Johnson of Scottsdale, Ariz., daughter in-law Beth Johnson of Fremont, Marilyn (Peter) Wallenstein of San Carlos, Maureen (Bill) Leitz of Alameda, Michael (Beverly) Johnson of Alameda, Patrick (Michelle) Johnson of San Ramon. She is survived by 15 grandchildren: Donald and Craig Johnson; Mark, Ben and Joey Johnson; Nicole (Ian) Lopuch and David Wallenstein; Erica (Derek) Bystrom, Buddy Leitz and Jenny (Tyler) Birkey; Geoffrey and Katherine Johnson; Rachael, Erik and Faith Johnson. She is also survived by four great-grandchildren: Taylor, Blake and Rhett Bystrom and Brock Birkey. She was preceded by death by her husband, William, and her son Richard.

A memorial mass will be held at St. Joseph’s Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St. in Alameda on Saturday, Dec. 20, at 2 p.m.

For further information, call Harry W. Greer, Funeral Director FD-745.

Alameda Funeral & Cremation Services FD-2139

1415 Oak St. 522-6020

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