Obituaries

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Hank died at home in the company of his wife, Frances. Hank was born and raised in Alameda. He went to Alameda High School and was a member of the class of 1936. He worked for Kaiser Shipyards before being drafted into the US Army in World War II. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge where he lost a finger.

After the war, Hank drove a delivery truck for Langendorf Bread. He married Hazel Catelli with whom he had two children, Denise and Jeffrey.

At the age of 41, Hank joined Big O Tires and eventually ran and owned several stores in the greater Bay Area, including the store in Alameda.

In 1972 Hank met and married Frances Borsuk Harris. With her came her two children Jerrilyn and Marvin. Together, in retirement, Hank and Fran traveled the world, played golf, bridge, and celebrated life by entertaining their many friends and growing family. He was a proud member of the Old Alamedans.

Hank is survived by his wife of 42 years, Frances, children Denise (Elliott) Handwerker and Jeff (Jan) Cohen, stepchildren Jerrilyn (Robert) Kaplan and Marvin Harris. Also grieving his passing are his grandchildren Nikki Kaplan (Blake Echols), Dara Sue (Alan), Rachel Handwerker, Josh, Jenni and Ben Cohen.

In lieu of flowers please send contributions to Alameda Junior Golf, Alameda Meals on Wheels, Temple Israel of Alameda, or a charity of your choice.

Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services FD 1408

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Born in Stockton to the late William Harkey George and Terese Biebel George, Bill was the beloved husband of 55 years of Judith A. George, brother of the late Helen Lawson and Enid Alden and godfather of John Gottardi and James Harder. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, a great niece, a great-great nephew and his dog Matilda.

An avid photographer, Bill was the proprietor of William George Photography in Alameda. He also was an antique car enthusiast and member of the Acorn A’s Model A Club. His other interest included extensive travel.

Family and friends may visit on Sunday, Aug. 10, after 3 p.m. and are invited to attend the Vigil Service, also on Sunday, Aug. 11, at 5 p.m., at Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services, 2694 Blanding Ave., Alameda. The funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday, Aug. 11, at 10 a.m. at St. Philip Neri, 3108 Van Buren St. Committal to follow at Colusa Cemetery.

Donations in Bill’s memory may be offered to the SPCA.

Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services FD 1408

greermortuary.com 865-3755

Margaret Dana passed away after a brief illness. She spent her last days surrounded by friends, family, music, and a great deal of love.

Born in Mayslick, Kentucky, she went to school in Hollywood, where her cultural interests blossomed. She earned her B.A. and Ph.d in English from UC Riverside. As a tenured professor at California Baptist College in Riverside, she inspired countless students to think critically and love literature. After retiring to Alameda, she continued to study, read voraciously, attend opera and theater, and cherish the community at Grace North Church.

She is survived by her daughter Cathy, sons Greg and Paul, grandson Maxfield, and granddaughter Shannon. Her wit, passion, and intelligence will be deeply missed.

Friends and family are warmly invited to celebrate her life at a memorial service and gathering on Saturday, August 30, from 1 to 4, at Grace North Church in Berkeley, 2138 Cedar Street.

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