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Paul Frank Cappa passed away early Wednesday morning, Feb. 26 at the age of 83. He was an Alameda native, loving brother, and wonderful uncle. He graduated from Alameda High School in 1949 where he was on the varsity track team.

Paul worked as a draftsman on bridge/building engineering design projects in the fabricating works department at Bethlehem Steel‘s Alameda yard and later at Bethlehem’s Point Pinole facility and Herrick Steel in Hayward. Paul was an active member of St. Barnabas Church and the Italian Catholic Federation. He loved to go hiking, fishing and camping with family. He is survived by his sister Irene Maslonkowski and her children Dennis Maslonkowski, Terry Shuler, Nancy Dressler, and Joyce Rinck; also his brother Aldo Cappa and Aldo’s children Brian, Paul and Leslye Cappa. He was predeceased by his parents Peter & Mary Cappa, brother- in-law Ervin Maslonkowski and niece Linda Goldbeck. He also leaves behind many greatnieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation today, from 5 to 7 p.m. with a vigil service at 7 p.m. at Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services, 2694 Blanding Ave., Alameda. Funeral Mass will be on Friday, March 7, at 10 a.m. at St. Barnabas Church, 1427 Sixth St. Interment to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, 2560 Church Lane, San Pablo. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to St. Barnabas Church.

Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services FD1408 865-3755

Feb. 2, 1955 – Feb. 19, 2014

Jean Brown Schooley, 59, died in her sleep at her home in Alameda after a valiant nine-month battle with malignant, metastatic melanoma. Jean Brown lived with her older sister, Betsy Schooley, since moving to Alameda in May 2012. She was born and raised in Champaign- Urbana, Ill. JB spent her adult life in Soldotna and Kenai, Alaska, where she taught school, home-schooled her children and helped manage the family’s surveying business.

A true Alaskan in spirit and constitution, Jean Brown spent many hours carrying rebar and other heavy equipment long distances and standing in the Alaskan wilderness while surveying land for the company. Jean Brown’s parents were Frank and Eleanor Schooley, (deceased) long-time Champaign civic leaders.

She is survived by her three children, Caleb of Eugene, Ore.; Gavin of Tucson; and Sinead of Kenai, Alaska. Jean Brown is also survived by her older five siblings, as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. On Jean’s behalf, Betsy wishes to thank her wonderful caregivers, Jessie Thompson, Verna Smith, and Pathways Hospice, as well as caring neighbors Teresa Perata, Lindy Morgan, Lou Salerno, and Sandie Manzo for sharing their love with Jean Brown. Jean Brown donated her body to science. There will be no services.

Born in Boston and a resident of Alameda for 44 years, Edward Lee passed away on Feb. 15, 2014, at age 83 of dementia.

Survived by his wife, Mary Creek Lee and his daughter, Anne Marie Lee, both of whom he loved dearly. Survived also by his sisters, Ginny Lee of Mill Valley, Marie Lee of Melrose, Mass., and brother, Col. Jack Lee (Ret.) of Shreveport, La., as well as by nieces and nephews.

Former member of Teamster Local #70. A funeral mass and reception will be held at St. Albert’s Church, 1022 Holly St., on Bay Farm Island at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 1.Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assn., 1060 La Avenida St., Mountain View, CA, 94043-1422.