Obituaries

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Clayton Peter Harding was a son and grandson, a brother, a nephew, a cousin and a brother to his tight circle of friends. He was a sweet, funny and gentle young man who loved his family and friends as much as he loved life.

He was born on May 12, 1997, in Oakland. He attended St. Joseph’s and Edison Elementary Schools, Lincoln Middle School, St. Joseph Notre Dame and was a senior at Alameda High School.

A natural athlete, Clay excelled at golf and basketball, but the sport he was devoted to was skateboarding. More than anything, Clay lived his life with verve and a sense of adventure. He was 17 years old.

Clay is survived by his immediate family including his mother, Patricia Marston Harding, his father Scott Irwin Harding, Scott’s wife Lisa Grove Harding, and his brother Sean Marston Harding, all residents of Alameda. He was a member, as well, of a large extended and loving family that included six aunts and uncles, eight first cousins and over 50 second cousins.

A community memorial service will be held at the Eagles Hall, 2305 Alameda Ave., on Saturday, Nov. 29, at 3 p.m. to which all are welcome.

A private viewing for immediate family members only will be held on Friday, Nov. 28.

Those wishing to make donations are invited to contribute to an annual skateboarding tournament to be launched in 2015 in Clay Harding’s name. Please visit claycboneharding.com to make an electronic donation.

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

Alameda Funeral & Cremation Services FD-2139

1415 Oak St. (510) 522-6020

Born on April 27, 1926, in New Petersburg, Odessa, Russia, to Markus and Katherina Rombs, Michael passed away on Nov. 17, 2014, at his home in Alameda with his family by his side.

Michael is survived by his sons, Siegfried, Andre and Harold; grandchildren: Chad, Kortnee, Philip and Samuel; and siblings: Ludmila, Ludwig and Nikodemous; and many nieces and nephews residing in Germany.

He was preceeded in death by his wife of 58 years, Margaret; daughter, Margit; and sister, Rosa.

Michael was past president and a 40-year member of the Oakland Turnverein Gemischter Choir and a member of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia.

Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial mass on Saturday, Nov. 29, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St., Alameda.

Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services FD 1408

greermortuary.com 865-3755

Born in Oakland on July 17, 1959, to the late Joseph Becerra and Antoinette Becerra, Paul passed away at his home in Oakland, on Nov. 19, 2014, at the age of 55.

Paul graduated from Sunset High School in Hayward, and attended a semester of Lassen Community College in Susanville, Calif. For the past 15 years, Paul was a devoted employee and held a current managerial position at Century 25 Union Landing and XD Movie Theatre in Union City. He enjoyed the San Francisco nightlife and was truly the life of the party.

He was family oriented and an uncle and great-uncle to countless nephews and nieces.

Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services FD 1408

greermortuary.com 865-3755

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