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Joe passed away peacefully on Aug. 10, 2014. He was loving and caring and will be remembered for always having a smile on his face. He was devoted to his church and even in his final years, he never missed going. He will be deeply missed by his family.

Friends and family are invited to attend a funeral service today, Thursday, Aug. 14, at 2 p.m. at St. Mary’s Cemetery, 4529 Howe St., Oakland.

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Donations in Joe’s memory may be made to a Catholic Church of your choice.

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Eliseo Hernandez, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away peacefully on Aug. 6, 2014.

Friends and family are invited to attend a visitation today, Thursday, Aug. 14, from 4 to 9 p.m. with a vigil service at 7 p.m. and a funeral service on Friday, Aug. 15, at 11 a.m. All will be held at Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services, 2694 Blanding Ave., Alameda.

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Elizabeth Whitmore passed away peacefully after fighting 25 years of breast cancer. She spent her last weeks surrounded by her family and friends.
She was born in Lebanon, Ohio and she was the oldest of four children. She graduated from high school and college, she went to work as a secretary for the FBI. She was transferred to the San Francisco Bay Area, where she met her beloved husband Louis Whitmore in Alameda.
They were married May 30, 1947, they had five children, 13 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her beloved husband, Louis A. Whitmore; brother, Lester Engel; her children: Karen Loftus, Louis A Whitmore II, Mary Dougherty, Deborah Orgen and Beverly Whitmore; 13 grandchildren: Kristina Roberts, Patricia Whitmore, Kimberly Estigoy, Andrea Noguera, Victoria Whitmore, Joseph Loftus, Amiee Shannon Loftus, Erin Loftus, Timothy Loftus, Carl Orgen, Tabitha Orgen, Cheryl Oren and Dana Orgen; nine great-grandchildren: Jeremy Estigoy, Francisco Estigoy, Courtney Roberts, Alycia Estigoy, Trinity Estigoy, Jessica Noguera, Gabriela Noguera, Emmy Loftus and Jake Loftus; and two great-great-grandchildren: Aliyah and Ariana Estigoy.
Elizabeth was an active member or the Rebekah’s and Oddfellow Lodge, WETS, DAR and a member for Twin Towers Church.
The family would like to invite you to Elizabeth Whitmore’s service Saturday, Aug. 23, at 1 p.m. at 1411 Oak St. Alameda, followed by the celebration of her life in the social hall.
In lieu of flowers please send your contribution to the American Cancer Society.