Obituaries

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Allan Stewart Whyte passed away peacefully Oct. 7, 2014, in Alameda at the age of 78.

A graduate of San Jose State University, and a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity, he earned a master’s degree at San Francisco State University.

Al worked for the Alameda Unified School District as a teacher, counselor and Supervisor of Child Welfare and Attendance. Al was very proud to earn the highest rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts.

Predeceased by his parents Noel and Joan Whyte. He is survived by his loving wife Patricia; brother Gordon and his wife Donna; Uncle and Uncle-in-law to Lori, Steven, Michael, Bill and Corinne.

Private services will be held at the St. Mary’s Cemetery chapel in Oakland. For further information contact: Harry W. Greer, Funeral Director (FDR-745). www.alamedafuneral.org

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Frank passed away at Alameda Health Care Center after suffering a stroke in June. He endured courageously until the very end.

Frank was born in Cle Elum, Wash. to Nellie and Tony Gaspari. He lived in his beloved Alameda all of his life.

Frank attended Longfellow and Washington schools and attended Alameda High School. When he was 18 he was drafted into the U.S. Army and served in Okinawa and Saipan during World War II. Upon his return to Alameda, Frank worked for and retired from Del Monte. Frank loved animals, flea markets, vintage cars, working in his yard and listing to the "Oldies," especially Louis Prima and Judy Garland. He was a long member of the Alameda Eagles Aerie No. 1076 F.O.E. Frank spent much time at the Eagles lodge.

Frank is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Peggy Gaspari of Alameda, to whom he was devoted. He is also survived by his stepson Greg Adams, his wife Anne and niece/goddaughter, Lisa Gaspari. Frank is also survived by many other family members and longtime friends. Frank shared a close bond with his brother Joe Gaspari who passed away in January of this year.

Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service, Sunday, Oct. 26, starting at 2 p.m. Please attend to offer remembrances and help celebrate Frank’s life. He will be missed by all.

Interment will take place at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, Dixon. For further information contact: Harry W. Greer, Funeral Director (FDR-745). www.alamedafuneral.org

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1415 Oak St. 522-6020

Born in Salem, Ore., April 13, 1928, Jay Brown died suddenly on Oct. 7, 2014, in the presence of his wife, Margot.

Long active in recreational boating and its legislative affairs, he was Past Commodore of Oyster Point Yacht Club, Past Commodore of the Pacific Coast Yachting Ass’n and Past President of the National Boating Federation. He and Margot double-handed Tricolor up and down the coasts of California and Mexico.

Equally well known for his encyclopedic knowledge of automobiles, past, present and exotic, he was a successful sports car racing competitor, and, together with Margot, a successful dealer in imported cars.

The Celebration of Jay’s life will be held Sunday, Oct. 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Oyster Point Yacht Club in South San Francisco.

For further information contact: Harry W. Greer, Funeral Director (FDR-745). www.alamedafuneral.org

Alameda Funeral & Cremation Services FD-2139

1415 Oak St. 522-6020

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