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Sharon Hogan Van Meter M.D. passed away Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. She was a talented and inspirational woman with a persistent intellectual curiosity, generosity to others and broad knowledge. Born Sharon Mary Hogan Sept. 29, 1941, she graduated from Glenbard High School in Lombard, Ill., and earned a degree in political science from Washington University, St. Louis. While beginning advanced studies in social work at the University of California, Berkeley, she learned she had been accepted to the Medical School at Washington University. In 1967 she was one of only four women to receive a medical degree there. Sharon went on to pursue a career in anatomical, clinical and forensic pathology, ultimately becoming one of the foremost pathologists in the state of California. She studied, examined and acted as an expert witness in some of the most prolific and complex cases here. Sharon had a particular interest in Medical Ethics, organizing and chairing numerous committees and conferences on the subject. Yet she never forgot her role as a wife and mother, balancing a complex medical career with nurturing her husband and three children. A mentor, teacher and leader, Sharon touched the lives of many. She was an avid reader, gourmet chef, eclectic art collector, seamstress and traveler — truly a multi-faceted woman. A civil war “buff” with a specific interest in medicine of that era, she had an insatiable thirst for knowledge, pursuing her outside interests with the same commitment and love she showed her family. Sharon is survived by her husband of 48 years, Dr. Stephen Van Meter; children Luke (Kate), Andrew (Jennifer) and Emily (Wendy) and grandchildren Phoebe, Molly, Theodore and Jackson. She was loved by and will be missed by many. Memorial services are pending. Donations in her memory may be made to the Alameda Hospital Foundation or to a charity of the donor’s choice. For further information contact Harry W. Greer, funeral director FDR-745. Alameda Funeral & Cremation Services FD-2139 1415 Oak St. 522-6020

Born on March 10, 1956, in the Philippines, Debbie passed away peacefully on Aug. 25, 2014, in Alameda with her family by her side.

Family and friends are invited to attend the visitation today, Thursday, Aug. 28, from 5 to 9 p.m. and the funeral service tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 29, at 11 a.m. all will be held at Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services, 2694 Blanding Ave.

Debbie will be laid to rest at Mountain View Cemetery, 5000 Piedmont Ave., Oakland.

Condolences may be offered to the family at

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Born in Asingan, Philippines, to the late Ignacio Leon and Flora Salcedo, Clarita was the beloved wife of the late Julio Salangsan Pangilinan for 54 years; mother of Eduardo Pangilinan, Angela P. Bondoc, and Manuel (Boyet) Pangilinan and grandmother of Sue Margaret (Cheryl) Ballesteros, Frances Fernandez, Julius Michael Pangilinan, Patrick Edward Pangilinan, Clarence Pabelico, Michelle Pangilinan, Paul Julius Bondoc, Pia Angela Nakao, Sarah May Pangilinan, Joey James Pangilinan, and Josie Emily Pascua.

Clarita loved to read and was a librarian at Franklin Elementary School in Oakland since 1979. She was also a devout Catholic.

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

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