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Lori Lynn Phillips Beering entered into rest on Jan. 18, 2015, in Alameda, at the age of 54. She was born on Jan. 23, 1960, in Sacramento.

Lori was a graduate of Rio Linda High School, and earned a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from UC Davis.

A loving mother, wife, sister and friend, she’ll be greatly missed by everyone whose lives she touched. Lori devoted 30 years to creating technologies that would help to improve the lives of others. She loved going to musicals, watching A’s games and traveling to Tahoe with her family.

Lori is survived by her husband Frank Beering, her daughter Kendall Beering, her sister Lisa Vergolini (Dino), and her extended family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Murlene Phillips.

The family invites friends to join in a celebration of her life on Saturday, Feb. 7, at 2 p.m. at the Putah Creek Lodge at the arboretum on the campus of UC Davis on Putah Creek Lodge Drive in Davis.

Lori will be laid to rest at Tahoe Memorial Columbarium at Lake Tahoe on a separate occasion.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity or in Lori’s memory to your local animal shelter.

Born in David City, Neb. on July 20, 1948, to George and Adeline (Fencl) Hasik, Howard Hasik passed away in Alameda Jan. 17, 2015, after a brief illness.

Howard graduated from Novato High School in 1966 and then attended UC Berkeley, where he majored in math and linguistics. He had a long career with the United States Postal Service, working throughout the western United States as a boiler and elevator inspector, and retired in 2006. Howard was always a champion of generosity, human rights and the environment.

He and his wife, Christeen, enjoyed traveling, music and supporting environmental causes that were dear to his heart.

Howard is survived by his wife Christeen, of 41 years, brother Jim (Laura), sisters Marybeth, Joanne (Tony), Ellen (George), Shawn, and Cheryl (Mike), his sister-in-law Melba (Dave), a multitude of nieces and nephews whom he adored and many loyal friends.

Howard was pre-deceased by his parents George and Adeline (Fencl) Hasik, sisters Teri, Frani and brother George.

At Howard’s request, no public service will be held. Benevolent contributions may be made in his name to The Sierra Club, or a like charity.

Marlin Francis Mack, a resident of Alameda County since his honorable discharge from the Navy in 1955 following active duty in the Korean War, and a resident of Bay Farm Island since 1976, passed away on Jan. 16, 2015, at Alameda Hospital.

He was born to Clarence and Florence (Huck) Mack on July 18, 1930. Marlin was a loving husband to Alfia Frances "Fran" Pennise for 41 years until her passing on May 14, 2006. Marlin is survived by one daughter, Melissa (Jason) Mack Manning, one grandchild, Todd Antonio "Tony Todd" Mack Manning, all of Alameda and one brother, Tom, of Fond du Lac, Wisc. He was preceded in death by his wife, Fran, and his parents.

Marlin was a member of the United States Navy and served in the Korean War. After his service, Marlin was a railroad engineer for 40 years, working for Western, Union and Southern Pacific. Marlin had an amazing sense of humor and was the life of any party.

Services will be held at Zacherl Funeral Home in Fond du Lac. on Saturday, Jan. 31. He will be laid to rest at Calvary Cemetery, also in Fond du Lac.

Condolences may be offered to the family at

Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services FD 1408 865-3755