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Born in Alameda on July 6, 1918, to the late Leonard and Ruth Lee, Ruth passed away peacefully on April 2, 2015, at the age of 96.

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Asbach, and brother, Edward Lee. Ruth was a loving aunt to Edward Lee, Steven Lee and his wife Pamala. She was also great aunt and great-great aunt to many nieces and nephews. She will be missed by all who loved and cherished her.

Ruth worked for Pacific Gas and Electric Co. for 26 years and was much loved by her fellow employees.

Ruth loved to dance and go to the theater. She also loved animals and was very giving to charities.

Family and friends are invited to attend a funeral service today, Thursday, April 9, at 1 p.m., immediately followed by a reception.

All will be held at Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services, at 2694 Blanding Ave. in Alameda.

Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services FD 1408 865-3755

Ira Yellin, 69, passed away Friday, April 3, in Alameda.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Ira moved to the East Bay more than 20 years ago where he worked as an elevator mechanic for National Elevator for more than 40 years. Prior to that, he served as a proud hero in Vietnam for the United States Marine Corps and was the recipient of four honors, two being Purple Hearts. His other interests were fitness and Harley Davidson motorcycles.

Ira is survived by his wife Lenore Walker of Alameda, and daughters Micah Elie and Sarah Yellin. He is also survived by grandchildren: Jaiden Goodoien, Devon Elie, and Miles Elie and sister Judith Stone.

Graveside services will be held in Sacramento National Cemetery.

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Melvin Calvin Shaw, Jr. passed away March 19, 2015, of natural causes. He was a longtime resident of Alameda.

Born in Oakland, Melvin was a graduate of Oakland Tech. He was a member of the Navy Seabees in the Korean War. Melvin was a carpenter and a member of the local Carpenter’s Union 713 for 60 years.

He had a love for the game of golf, westerns and classic movies.

Melvin was married to Nancy Shaw for more than 50 years. Melvin is survived by children Ellen Ball and Bradley Shaw, granddaughters Jennifer Bouchard and Veronica Ball of Alameda. Melvin’s warm smile and hearty laugh will be missed by many.