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Resident of Alameda Born in the Philippines on Aug. 15, 1949, to the late Alfredo and Maxima Lacasandile, Tarcisia passed away peacefully at her home in Alameda on April 12, 2014. Tarcisia is survived by her companion, Paul Capina; her siblings in the United States, Sim, Rino, Pat and Gloria and her siblings in the Philippines, Precy, Ben, Banny, Fely, Billy, Virgil and Mary; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She loved her family and will be dearly missed. Tarcisia was an extremely hard worker and everyone who knew her was amazed of how smart she was. She was a college professor in the Philippines and her last job in the U.S. was a senior analyst with the IRS. She was a loving sister, reliable, independent, giving and a home body. She loved gardening and watching football and was faithful to the 49ers.

Family and friends are invited to attend the funeral mass, today, Thursday, April 24, at 10 a.m. at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, 3101 Van Buren St., Alameda. Following the funeral mass, she will be laid to rest at the Pajaro Valley Memorial Park, 127 Hecker Pass Road, Watsonville. 

Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services FD-1408 865-3755

Resident of Alameda

Born in Nogales, Ariz. on June 21, 1942, to the late Rafael Orozco Garcia and Marta Fuentes Garcia, Luis passed away peacefully with his family by his side in Alameda, on April 19, 2014, at the age of 71.

Luis moved to Livermore, where he married and had five children: Patricia Garcia, Linda Garcia, Luis Garcia, Andrew Garcia and Anthony Garcia. Luis moved to Alameda in the 1980s where he and loving wife Sandra Britto lived for 26 years. Families combined, Luis and Sandy are the blessed grandparents of 15 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. 

Luis retired from Aramark Corporation. He enjoyed going to the casinos, collecting stamps, sports and antique memorabilia, garage sales and flea markets, keeping an eye on the neighborhood and spending time with the family. In the 1980s, Luis was the Director of the Indian Center in Livermore. He belonged to the Knights of Columbus. He will be missed by all who loved and cherished him.

Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation Monday, April 28, from 2 to 8 p.m. and a funeral service on Tuesday, April 29, at 10:30 a.m. All will be held at Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services, 2694 Blanding Ave. He will be laid to rest at Lone Tree Cemetery, 24591 Fairview Ave., Hayward. Following the burial, a reception will be held at Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services. 

Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services     FD-1408 865-3755

John Wayne Long, 50, of Oakland, formerly of Stony Run, Pa., died April 15 from a fast and aggressive cancer. John was fortunate to spend time with the Oakland A’s.

He is survived by his parents Wayne and Sandra Long of Stony Run, brother Mark (Sharon) Long of Parker, Colo., Paul (Wendy) Long of Blandon, Pa., sister Melissa (William) Houseknecht of Schuylkill Haven, Pa., sister Sherry Richards of Stony Run, nieces Christina Petrocco of Colorado, Ashlee Houseknecht of Schuylkill Haven, Madelyn Long of Blandon and nephews Mitchell Long of Colorado and Owen Long of Blandon.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Grant Miller-John Cox Mortuary Oakland   FD-171
(510) 451-6434