Obituaries

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Born in San Francisco to the late Grover Schur and Marian Stockum, Mary Lee passed away peacefully in Alameda. She was the beloved wife of Rodger "Tim" Reilly, mother of Katherine Reilly, grandmother of Lizabeth Coghe and Victoria Schmittlein, and sister of Marian Smith.

Mary Lee enjoyed sewing, crocheting, knitting, camping and bird watching and was a member of the Flying Phoebe Doll Club.

She was cremated, and per her wishes there will only be a memorial mass on Saturday, Nov. 15, at 1 p.m. at Queen of All Saints Catholic Church, 2390 Grant St. in Concord.

Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services FD 1408

greermortuary.com 865-3755

A native of Italy, Joseph was born on Jan. 1, 1941, to the late Maria Columbani and Oreste Azzari. He passed away peacefully in Oakland on Oct. 20, 2014.

Joseph is survived by his beloved cousin, Albina Galetto of Alameda, and by numerous relatives in Italy. He served proudly in the United States Army.

Private services have been held with entombment at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in San Pablo.

Donations in Joseph’s memory may be made to St. Philip Neri Church, 3101 Van Buren St., Alameda, CA 94501.

Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services FD 1408

greermortuary.com 865-3755

On Saturday, Oct. 18, Pearl M. Delventhal passed quietly at age 96 in Weed, Calif.

She was born and raised in Alameda as Pearl Marie Waterbury and enjoyed a full life. Pearl and her first husband, Richard William Heilmann, had three children, Rick, Tom and Margaret. After raising her children, Pearl worked as an licensed vocational nurse (LVN). She retired from Saint Rose Hospital in Hayward.

In her later years, Pearl enjoyed boating on the bay, activities at the Aeolian Yacht Club and traveling abroad with her second husband, Erbon Delventhal.

She is survived by her son, Tom Heilmann (Susan), her daughter, Margaret Williams (Steve), daughter-in-law, Sally Panella (Art) and numerous grand, great-grand, and one great-great granddaughter. Her son, Rick Heilmann and grandson, Michael Heilmann, preceded her in death.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

A funeral mass will be held at St. Philip Neri on Nov. 15 at 10:30 a.m.

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