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Timothy Joseph Flanagan passed away peacefully on Jan. 12, 2015, at the age of 80.

As a young seafarer from County Meath, Ireland, Tim traveled extensively, ultimately falling in love with San Francisco. In 1964 he immigrated to the city with his family.

Tim thoroughly enjoyed the horses, live music, theater, books and movies. He loved a morning swim at Aquatic Park and a good game of tennis, often encouraging his children to join him in both endeavors.

Tim was a renowned bartender, most notably at Harry Harrington’s Pub in San Francisco and The Kerry House in Oakland.

He was known for his gentle nature, subtle humor and quick wit. He was also kind and generous with an adventurous spirit.

A loving father and grandfather, he will be greatly missed by family and friends alike.

He will be remembered with deep affection by his children; John Flanagan, Catherine Fanoe, (Nick), Patricia Jorquiera, (Javier), Elizabeth Flanagan (Ruben Rohde), his grandchildren: Aengus and Fiona, Gabriela and Francisco, and Max and Mateo, and his former wife Rose Flanagan. Tim is also survived by his cousin Bridie Gallagher of Dublin, Ireland.

Our sincere thanks to John, Helen and the dedicated staff at Dimond Care Home for the Elderly in Oakland. A very special thank you to Dr. Karon and the caring staff at the Center for Elders’ Independence in Berkeley. In lieu of flowers any donations may be sent to the Center for Elders’ Independence Community Based Health Care for Seniors.

Condolences may be offered to the family at

Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services FD 1408 865-3755

Whitney Reed, a native of Alameda, passed away in Oakland, on Jan. 9, 2015 at the age of 82.

Whitney was the No. 1 ranked U.S. Tennis Professional in 1961. He was ranked in the top 10 in 1957, 1959, 1960 and 1962. In 1959 he won the NCAA intercollegiate singles championship while at San Jose State. He was named to the US Davis Cup squad in 1958, 1961 and 1962. Whitney won the 1961 and 1963 singles Canadian National Championships. He started playing tennis at the age of seven.

He was involved in the Harbor Bay Tennis Club and the South Shore Beach and Tennis Club. He was a U.S. Air Force Korean War veteran. He was a member of the Alameda Eagles Lodge No. 1076 F.O.E. He is survived by his son Whitney Reed Jr., and his love and caregiver Gail Feaster. Celebration of Life services are pending.

For further information call: Harry W. Greer, Funeral Director, (FDR-745) or visit www.alameda

Alameda Funeral

and Cremation Services

1415 Oak St. (510) 522-6020

Debbie was born in Izmir, Turkey to parents, Everett and Linda Gremminger while her Dad was stationed there with the U.S. Air Force. Debbie was the beloved sister of Denise Cumiskey (husband, Greg) and Stephanie O’Reilly (husband, Chris). She was the proud auntie to many nieces and nephews as well as being deeply loved by her multiple aunts and uncles.

Debbie was the adored mother of Nicole Sanchez and Zachery Slife. She graduated from Alameda High School and Heald Business College. Debbie worked for a number of years for the City of Alameda in the Planning Department. At the time of her death, she was proudly employed as a legal secretary for Ryan and Tabor Law Offices in Oakland.

Debbie will be fondly remembered for her thoughtful ways and generous heart. She was always able to find the good in each and every person and, throughout her life she brought great joy to her many friends and family. She will be forever remembered, loved and deeply missed.

Memorial services will be held on Friday, Jan. 23, at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1323 Central Ave. Alameda.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity or in Debbie’s memory to the Alameda Boys & Girls Club.

For further information call: Harry W. Greer, Funeral Director, (FDR-745) or visit

Alameda Funeral

and Cremation Services

1415 Oak St. (510) 522-6020