Beth Murray McCain, age 92, former resident of Alameda, passed away on Feb. 8, 2014, surrounded by those that loved her. She was born Sept. 24, 1921, in Wellsville, Utah. She grew up on the family farm until age 16, when she began the life journey that brought her to Alameda where she raised her family.
In 1985 she retired from the Alameda Hospital after 23 years service. She was a loving and devoted first caregiver to hundreds of Alameda babies and their mothers during that period. Beth will be missed by her loving sister, Janice Parker, of Hyrum, Utah, who comforted her until the end; her children and their spouses: Dianne Rodrigues (Philip DePietro) of Alameda, Donald Rodrigues (Mona) of Alameda, and Cheryl Fergen of San Lorenzo; Grandchildren: Noah DePietro, John Butler, Neal Rodrigues, Louis Rodrigues and Martin Rodrigues; sisters-in-law: Barbara Murray and AngelaMurray; numerous nieces and nephews; and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Delbert McCain; parents Luther Parker Murray and Geneva (Morris) Murray; three brothers: Lee Murray, Keith Murray and Derlin Murray; sonin- law, Michael Fergen, and dear friend, Ethel Rossiter. Family and friends are invited to attend the viewing and memorial service at 9 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 18, at Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland. Memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online by visiting www. oakland.chapelofthechimes.com. In lieu of flowers, plant an extra tomato plant in your garden in memory of the best mom ever.
Sal Spingola passed away on Jan. 27, 2014 in Alameda at the age of 90. He was dearly loved by his family and will be sadly missed by Betty, his devoted wife of 65 years. Born in San Francisco and raised in Alameda, Sal was well known and liked in the community.
Son of the late Angelo and Elizabeth Spingola. Brother of Elizabeth and the late Henry Vallerga, the late Angela and John Campbell, the late Marie and Fred Liserra, and the late Frank and Eleanor Spingola. Brother in-law of Emma and the late Robert Beland, Beverly Splan, the late Helen and Tony Marich, and the late Walter Lucas.
He loved his nieces and nephews as his own: Donna Campbell, John and Judy Campbell, Michael and Merryanne Liserra, Stephen and Roberta Liserra, Cathy (Spingola) and Sean Talai, David and Valarie Vallerga, Karen and Douglas Sowell, Diane and Ronald Fair, Laura and Evert Palmer, Marie Tapia, Tanjore Splan, Laurette and James Mari, Claire Splan, Jeanette Beland, Andrea and Dan Marshall, and the late Donald and James Spingola, the late Dorothy Marich. He is also survived by many greatand great-great-nieces and nephews that he enjoyed and loved so much. He will be greatly missed by his family. Sal proudly served his country in the U.S. Army Air Forces in World War ll as a tail gunner, he flew 31 bombing missions over France and Germany.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Lymphoma Society, Veterans Organizations or your favorite charity. Family and friends attended a viewing followed by the Mass of Christian Burial Feb. 3 at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church in Alameda. Entombment with military honors were held at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
For further information, call: Harry W. Greer, Funeral Director (FDR-7) Alameda Funeral & Cremation Services 1415 Oak St. Alameda (510) 522-6020
Rob was born in San Francisco and graduated from Sacred Heart. He was a U. S. Navy veteran. He died peacefully after a short bout with cancer.
A Celebration of Rob’s life will be held March 8, at noon in Alameda. To RSVP, please contact Lili’s Culinary Adventures at (510) 865-8191.
Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services FD 1408 (510) 865-3755 www.greermortuary.com