Obituaries

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Sept. 25, 1945 – Feb. 14, 2014 Resident of Alameda

Fritz was born in San Clemente, Calif. and with the exception of his toddler years in New York City, lived in California nearly all his life, most of it in the Bay Area, which he loved with all his heart.

He lived in Alameda for three decades. After retiring from AT&T, Fritz worked with the Alameda Chamber of Commerce, and then became a Realtor with Harbor Bay Realty.

He loved to travel the world, create masterpieces from raw wood and entertain with a gourmet’s flair.

His children — Kristine Turnier in Talbott, Tenn., John Mayer in Tracy and Nicole McGaughey in Colorado Springs — were spread far and wide, but he visited them at every opportunity and doted on his six grandchildren: Bryce and Roxi Turnier; Brendan and Amelia Mayer; and Tristan Hollman and Riley McGaughey.

His sister and brother-in-law, Robbie and Dick Neely of Oakland’s Montclair District, miss their best friend. Donations may be made to Fritz’s favorite organization — Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter, 1590 Fortmann Way, Alameda, CA, 94501. At his request, there will be no formal services. 

Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services FD 1408 www.greermortuary.com 865-3755 

March 6, 1934 – Jan. 30, 2014

Resident of Alameda Bob passed away surrounded by loving family and friends. He touched many lives with his gentle spirit and positive outlook on life. Born in New York, Bob attended Syracuse University and graduated from Harvard Business School with a Masters in Business Administration.

He had a long distinguished career in management consulting. Bob is survived by the “love of his life,” Darlene, his daughters, Brooke Hessler and Courtney Wilkin and his fun-loving grandchildren, Katie and Kyle. He also leaves behind his 92-year-old father-inlaw, Ron Gervasoni (Gloria), his brother-in-law, Ron Gervasoni and sister-in-law, Kim Gervasoni.

He was predeceased by his brotherin- law Mike Gervasoni. Additionally he will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Bob will be in the hearts of his many friends (especially the “Potluck Group”) and his many clients and co-workers from his long career.

The family sends a special thank you to Dr. Castro-Moure and the many wonderful Intensive Care Unit nurses at Highland Hospital.

Per Bob’s request, there will be no service. Memorial donations may be made to the Katie and Kyle Wilkin College Fund, c/o US Bank, 980 Island Drive, Alameda, CA 94502. For further information, contact Harry W. Greer, funeral director FDR-745. Alameda Funeral & Cremation Services FD2139 1415 Oak St. (510) 522-6020

June 18, 1930 – Feb. 7 2014
Resident of Oakland

Helen Argyropoulos, 83, passed away on Feb. 7. She was born in Reedly, Calif., to the late Athan and Sofia Krouscas. Upon graduating from Fremont High School, in Oakland, she began working in the accounting department of Montgomery Wards, until 1957.

It was during that time, in 1952, that Helen married the late Kostos Argyropoulos. In 1966, she began working as an instructional assistant for the Oakland Public Schools, until her retirement in 1996. Helen also volunteered countless hours on the PTA board, Vacation Bible School, for the traffic patrol and as a Sunday school teacher, to name just a few.

In her spare time, Helen enjoyed stitching, flower arranging, gardening and cooking. Most of all, she loved spending time with her mutually adoring family and friends. She will be missed more than words can express.

Helen is survived by her three children: Jon and Lisa Argyropoulos of Boulder City, Nev., Doreen Argyropoulos of Castro Valley, Diane and Curtis Elia of San Carlos; and eight grandchildren: Alexander Ricker (Natalia), Aaron Argyropoulos (Elyse), Jacquelyn ‘Babes’ Ricker, Sophia Argyropoulos, Elaina Ricker, Nathaniel Elia, Nicole Elia and Rachel Elia.

Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services FD 1408 www.greermortuary.com 865-3755

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