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Resident of Alameda

Monte Carlo Walker passed peacefully on Sunday, June 22, 2014. He was born on Aug. 2, 1939, in New Orleans and was proprietor of Continental Body Shop in Oakland for more than 40 years. 

Monte will be missed by his many friends and family, including his wife, Lonnie Moy Walker, children, stepchildren, and their spouses — Raleigh, Sherry and Kent, Lauren and Kurt, Amy and Jason, Blake and Tracy, Taylor, and Karna — and 13 grandchildren. 

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, July 6, at 11:30 a.m. at Pier 29 Restaurant, 1148 Ballena Blvd. In lieu of flowers, you may donate to Alameda Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 2534, Alameda, California 94501 or your charity of choice. Monte is now fishing, hunting, and golfing in eternity.

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Resident of Alameda

Born in San Francisco to the late Leonard and Marguerite Ruisinger, Marguerite passed away peacefully on June 19, 2014.

Married to Dana Payne for 64 years, she was the beloved mother of Don Payne of Antioch.

She graduated from Alameda High School and was an avid tennis player.

At her request, no services will be held.

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March 18, 1922 – June 18, 2014  •  Resident of Alameda

Born in Berkeley on March 18, 1922, to the late Felix and Rachele (Corbelli) Medaglia (of Verbicarro, Italy) then residing on Pacific Ave nue in Alameda, Josephine passed away peacefully at her current home in Alameda on June 18, 2014, at the age of 92.

Josephine is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Kenneth G. Crowley; daughter, Patricia Lynn Crowley (Stewart) Nelson; grandson Brint Joseph Stewart and his wife, Audrey Lynn (Crawford) Stewart; great-grandchildren: Travis, Abigail and Daisy Stewart; sister Lorainne (Medaglia) Lazarus of Chicago; beloved cousin Marie (Carlomagno) Mulcahy and Marie’s loving family: Janis and Harold Bond and their children. 

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Joseph and Franklin Medaglia, cousin Salvatore Carlomagno, niece, Cheryl (Medaglia) DeMent Brearcliffe, best friend and sister-in-law Lois K. (Crowley) Cox. Also survived by nieces, their spouses and their children: Sharon (Medaglia) Machado, Tom Medaglia, Carolyn Medaglia, Michael and David Lazarus, Steven, Jefferey and Rodney Cox. Fondly remembered by the Howards near and far, especially Mr. and Mrs. Monahaghn.

Josephine was a 1940 graduate of Alameda High School, after having attended both St. Joseph’s and Porter schools. Her parents and brothers, Joe and Frank, owned and operated many neighborhood grocery stores and gas stations around town. 

A World War II-era tuberculosis survivor, Josephine went on to work in San Francisco as a key punch operator until the 1960s, when she was swept off her feet by Ken, and elected to take up life as a wife and mother, most enthusiastically as a Brownie Troop leader in the Girl Scouts. 

She accompanied her husband upstate-and down on myriad photography trips in support of his artistic vision. She graciously opened her home to host local club meetings as well as N4C club events and competitions. 

She was a long-standing member of the American Red Cross, known primarily for her work in “the Crowley House” distributing food to the local needy three times a week, drawing in her husband, daughter, brothers, son-in-law, and grandson as needed for special projects. 

She was active in the Alameda Bowling League for about 10 years, and (along with her husband) delivered food for Alameda Meals on Wheels for about 20 years. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Josephine’s memory may be made to the American Red Cross, Alameda Meals on Wheels, or the Norberine Association of St. Joseph in Tehachapi, Calif.
Funeral services were held on June 23 at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church and she was laid to rest at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

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