Obituaries

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A 25-year resident of Alameda passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 7, 2014. She was predeceased by her father Helmut and her mother Hildegard Piehl. She is survived by her husband Charles Dempsey, her son William Piehl, brother Gary Piehl and sister Ingrid Butterfield of Connecticut.

Born in Salzhausen, Germany, May 18, 1949, her family immigrated to New Britain, Conn. in 1951 aboard the USS General R.M. Blacthford. Along the way she married and divorced Thomas Kelley of New Britain.

In 1976 she moved to California and started life over. She was married to David Guffey and lived in Berkeley. They have a son William Piehl. Divorced from David she moved to Alameda and devoted herself to raising William.

Irmgard enjoyed flowers and traveling. She enriched her life by driving Mercedes Benz and Cadillacs. She traveled to Europe and Hawaii. Irmgard liked to travel to the desert and watch the meteor showers in the sky.

She studied nursing and began a long career in psychiatric nursing. Irmgard last practiced nursing at St. Mary’s Medical Center in San Francisco on the adolescent psychiatric ward.

A public celebration of her life will be held at a later date. For further information, contact Harry W. Greer, Funeral Director, FD-745.

Alameda Funeral & Cremation Services FD-2139

1415 Oak St. 522-6020

Charles Scott Corwin passed away on Oct. 2, 2014, in the scenic mountains in Smithers, B.C. doing what he loved most, fly fishing. He was 63 years old.

"Chuck," as he was dearly known to his family and friends, was born on Dec. 9, 1950, in Detroit to his parents Earl and Marion and his sister Joanna (all deceased).

At Osborn High School in Detroit, he was an All-State cross-country runner, and also received accolades for being best dressed and best dancer. In 1969, he attended Central Michigan University, where he was a member of the track team. He completed his undergraduate studies in 1973. He later received his Masters in Education from Michigan State in 1974.

The following year, Chuck made his journey to Oakland where he made his home for the rest of his life. After a brief stint in teaching and construction, Chuck embarked on a career in real estate. He served the Oakland real estate community for 37 years with Valley Realty, Coldwell Banker, and Pacific Union, from where he retired in August 2014.

Chuck was a loving, passionate, caring, sentimental, candid, jolly, adventurous, humorous, accordion-playing, motorcycle-riding, golf-trying, guitar-plucking, ski slope-shredding, poker-bluffing, house-selling, deal-making, water-skiing, fly-fishing individual who cried at weddings and corny movies. He was a beloved husband to Flordeliza Ventanilla Corwin and first wife Jackie Froude Corwin, and an amazing, loving, and proud father to his only son, Cameron James Corwin.

During the last few months of his life, Chuck earnestly took the required religious courses and classes in preparation for his confirmation and full reception to the Catholic faith which he embraced after he met Flordeliza.

Chuck is survived by the Ventanilla family, the Froude-Virtucio family, the Dippert family and a multitude of "brothers and sisters" (you know who you are) and many close friends and colleagues who were all a huge part of his everyday life and extended family.

Services have been held. Donations in Chuck’s memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association and Goodwill.

Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services FD 1408

greermortuary.com 865-3755

Logan Blake Myhra was a blessing in disguise. We wanted to have him in our life so bad that we fought for it to make it happen. Watching him grow within these six months and three weeks was an enjoyable part of our lives.

From the first time he smiled at us, to holding his bottle, and hearing that adorable laugh, no one will ever take that away from us.

In the past few months we started to notice a bit of his personality and his little quirks. He liked hearing music and smiled every time I sung to him. The two songs that come to mind are Bobby McFerrin’s "Don’t Worry Be Happy" and Cyndi Lauper’s "Time After Time."

He always crossed his feet when he was sitting down just like his Mommy. He also liked the San Francisco 49ers just like his Daddy, and got to experience what most babies his age don’t get to, his first pro baseball game between Daddy’s team the Angels and having them win with his presence there made the difference. His favorite shows that I saw him interested in were "Jack and the Neverland Pirates," "Chuggington," "Batman" (Adam West version), and "The Simpsons."

He was always a happy baby whenever people saw him and he was a really good son. We will always love you and we will never forget you, Logan. Have fun in Heaven!

Services will be held at Alameda Funeral & Cremation Services 1415 Oak St., Alameda, Saturday, Oct. 11, at 11 a.m.

For further information, call Harry W. Greer, Funeral Director (FD-745) or visit www.alameda
funeral.org.

Alameda Funeral & Cremation Services FD-2139

1415 Oak St. 522-6020

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