Obituaries

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Nicholas Paul Obenchain, born April 27, 1989, in Berlin, Germany, was taken suddenly from his family and friends. On July 21, 2014, he went home to be with the Lord.

His family is inviting all who knew and loved him to help them celebrate his life on Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Harbor Bay Club, 200 Packet Landing Road in Alameda. Doors open at 3 p.m.

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

Alameda Funeral & Cremation Services FD-2139

1415 Oak St. (510) 522-6020

Born in Stockton to the late William Harkey George and Terese Biebel George, Bill was the beloved husband of 55 years of Judith A. George, brother of the late Helen Lawson and Enid Alden and godfather of John Gottardi and James Harder. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, a great niece, a great-great nephew and his dog Matilda.

An avid photographer, Bill was the proprietor of William George Photography in Alameda. He also was an antique car enthusiast and member of the Acorn A’s Model A Club. His other interest included extensive travel.

Family and friends may visit on Sunday, Aug. 10, after 3 p.m. and are invited to attend the Vigil Service, also on Sunday, Aug. 11, at 5 p.m., at Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services, 2694 Blanding Ave., Alameda. The funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday, Aug. 11, at 10 a.m. at St. Philip Neri, 3108 Van Buren St. Committal to follow at Colusa Cemetery.

Donations in Bill’s memory may be offered to the SPCA.

Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services FD 1408

greermortuary.com 865-3755

Margaret Dana passed away after a brief illness. She spent her last days surrounded by friends, family, music, and much love.

Born in Mayslick, Ken., she attended school in Hollywood, where her cultural interests blossomed. She earned her bachelor of arts and Ph.D in English from UC Riverside and went on to inspire countless students as a tenured professor at California Baptist College in Riverside.

After retiring to Alameda, she continued to read voraciously, take classes, attend opera and theater, and cherish the community at Grace North Church.

She is survived by her daughter Cathy, sons Greg and Paul, grandson Maxfield and granddaughter Shannon. Her wit, passion, and intelligence will be deeply missed.

Friends and family are warmly invited to celebrate her life at a memorial service and gathering on Saturday, Aug. 30, from 1 to 4 p.m., at Grace North Church in Berkeley, 2138 Cedar St.

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