Obituaries

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Our beloved mother and Nonie passed away after battling Alzheimer’s Disease for the last four years. She was preceded in death by her husband Sam and her brothers Gino and Elio. She was the youngest of three children of Finimola and Giuseppe Parenti.

A more caring, sensitive and generous person could not be found. She lived for her family and friends and whatever time and energy it took to make them happy. She is survived by her beloved son Gary; devoted daughter-in-law Janice; loving grandchildren Kip (Jennifer), Cody (Maggie) and Kelsy (Greg) Nelson.

To know her was like being touched by an angel. She will be loved and missed forever. At Alba’s request private services were held

Ruben was born on July 14, 1925, in the town of Pateros, Rizal, Philippines. He was one of 11 children of Leoncio Tuazon, Sr. and Marta Aralar. His siblings are: Esther, Artemia, Amado Sr., Ligaya, Andreng, Norma, Leoncio Jr. (Rody) and Loida (Ledy); two siblings died at birth.

Ruben joined the U.S. Navy on Oct. 16, 1945. He married Soledad (Choleng) Victorino on March 20, 1949, and they had three children: Raul, Nina and Raymond. The family moved to the United States in September of 1964. They stayed with Ruben’s brother, Amado Sr. in Oakland before moving to Alameda in 1965. Ruben retired from the Navy on June 28, 1965, and later worked at Jax’s Steak House and Oakland Unified School District.

The family grew in size through the years. Ruben and Choleng had eight grandchildren: Brandon, Leia, Steven, Ria, Rico, Roland, Vicki and Kimberly. They were also blessed with 14 great grandchildren: Kalia, Reiman, Emmalynn, Richard, Rainer, Renzo, Sienna, Isaiah, Elijah, Rex, Raymond, Roxanne, Jordan and Kaileiah.

Ruben enjoyed gardening, cooking and visiting the Philippines. Among his favorite plants were bonsai (which adorned the front of his house), orchids and roses.He skillfully grafted and gave away many lemon trees to family and friends.

We recently found out that he also groomed his neighbors’ yards just to be kind. Ruben is well-known for his perfectly-prepared roast beef and turkey a la king. He was an avid music fan — he loved Cher and The Culture Club! He spent part of his last six weeks enjoying their music videos.

His devoted wife of 65 years was always at his side. He peacefully passed away on Nov. 17, 2014.

Funeral services were held at St. Joseph Basilica followed by interment at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Oakland. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.greermortuary.com.

Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services FD 1408

greermortuary.com 865-3755

Born in San Leandro to parents Joaquin and Jackueline Pereira. In Karen’s passing she left behind one sister, Kim Pereira-Cawthorne, one brother, Ronald Pereira, and her father, Joaquin.

Karen worked many years for AT&T. She lived in Tahoe for approximately eight years, making many friends there and learning to ski and enjoying the activities of the area. She was an avid animal lover and always enjoyed going to the movies, even up to her last few weeks of life.

Having struggled with Multiple Sclerosis for 25 years, she kept a positive attitude and fought a hard fight for life.

She will be missed by all who loved and cherished her.

Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services FD 1408

greermortuary.com 865-3755

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