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George "Frank" Robert Musso was born in Alameda on Aug. 9, 1926, to George and Jean Musso. He attended Versailles and Lincoln schools. He graduated from Alameda High School in 1944, at which time he enlisted in the Navy.He served at the Alameda Naval Air Station and on an aviation supply ship in the Pacific.

Following his release from active duty, Frank attended San Francisco State College where he received his bachelor’s degree with an earth science major. In 1950 he was recalled to active duty and assigned to a fighter squadron on the aircraft carrier USS Princeton, serving in North Korean waters.

Upon his second release from service Frank was employed as a hydrologist for the U.S. Geological Survey, and built river gauging stations and made river runoff measurements between Salinas and the Oregon border. His experience taming nature led him to an interest in planning, and he became a planner for Northern California counties.

From there, he embarked upon 17 years as the planning director of Livermore, where he was responsible for drafting the city’s original general plan. Lastly he was employed as the planning director and city manager of Saint Helena.

During his tenure in these communities he was characterized by the local press as the "conscience of the community" and "a rapier sharp technician." After retirement Frank returned to Alameda where he was a member of the Aeolian Yacht Club; on the boards of the Italian American League and the Alameda Naval Air Museum.

He also did extras work for a number of film and television programs. He is survived by his sister, Lillian Molzan; sons Mark (Annette) and Paul; and daughter Juliet (Chris Weare). He is also survived by five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

There will be a celebration of Frank’s life at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 31, at the Italian American League Hall, 2712 Encinal Ave. in Alameda.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alameda Naval Air Museum, 2151 Ferry Point, Building 77, Alameda, CA 94501.

Born in Pasadena on Sept. 2, 1948, Taree passed away peacefully in Alameda on Jan. 1, 2015.

Beloved wife of Christopher Eye, Taree is also survived by children Shawna, Sean, Kellie and Corey; step-children Noelle and Alexandra; grandchildren Caelyn, Victoria, Rebekah, Aaron, Gregory, Johnny, William, Danielle, JJ, Sean and Dustin; and step-grandchildren Ariana, Angelica, Alondra, Andrea and Alessandra.

Associated with T.G.I. Fridays for more than 20 years, Taree worked her way up from server to server trainer to corporate accountant. She loved the friends and acquaintances she made at Curves and loved to cook. She adored her cat, Ethan, and her dog, Ginger. She was a professional singer in her youth and still loved to sing.

A celebration of Taree’s life will be held on Saturday, Jan. 17. For details, please contact Chris at

Donations in Taree’s memory may be made to or to any charity for the better treatment and eradication of hepatitis C.

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Born on March 10, 1926 to the late Manual Olivera and Anne Silva, Florence Olivera passed away peacefully on Dec. 30, 2014, with her loving family by her side. She was a proud lifelong resident of Alameda and graduated from Alameda High School and Holy Names College in Oakland.

Florence taught in the Fremont Unified School District for 36 years. In retirement, she enjoyed teaching her grandnieces and grandnephews to read and also enjoyed attending family celebrations. Florence will be remembered for her kind and loving spirit and amazing apple pies.

Predeceased by her sister Arleen Vetlesen, Florence is survived by her brother John Olivera, nephew Mark (Julie) Olivera, nieces Kirsten (Gordon) Young, Kathryn (Rob) Burke, Karen (Matt) Liautaud, grandnieces Gabrielle Olivera, Elizabeth and Mary Kathryn Young, Caroline Burke, Kaitlin, Alexis and Abbie Liautaud, and grandnephews Gavin Olivera, Matthew Burke, Ryan, William and Joseph Young.

Family and friends may visit on Friday, Jan. 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. and are invited to attend a rosary at 7 p.m., all at Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services, 2694 Blanding Ave. in Alameda.

A funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, Jan. 10, at 10:30 a.m. at the Church of Santa Maria, 40 Santa Maria Way in Orinda. Committal to follow at Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery in Hayward.

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