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Resident of Alameda

Born in Ashford, Ala. on Jan. 10, 1934, to the late Ruth and George Elackovich, Margie passed away peacefully in Alameda on May 22, 2014.

She was the beloved wife of Edmund Hempel and stepmother of Beverly (Michael) McCormack and Ronald Hempel.

Margie worked for the Bank of America for 42 years and was a proud member of Alameda Oak Leaf Chapter OES.

Private services were held with interment at Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland. 

Donations in Margie’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Association and American Heart Association.

Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services   FD 1408   865-3755


Resident of Alameda

Dave Archibald, 58, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, April 27.

He was born in Alameda, attended Edison and Lincoln schools and graduated from Alameda High School in 1974. Dave was a great high school football player. He was three-year varsity and selected as All-ACAL first team where he was voted Most Inspirational Player for the Hornets. Dave was a member of Carpenters Local Union 713 for more than 30 years. He was a talented carpenter who took great pride in his work and made many good friends over the years. He loved helping family and friends with home projects.   

He enjoyed trout fishing and backpacking in the High Sierra, as well as biking, snow skiing and playing golf. He loved blues and rock music and was a great dancer. He was a true Bay Area sports fan.

In retirement, he enjoyed spending most of his time with his two grandchildren who were the light of his life.

He leaves behind the love of his life, Nancy Archibald, daughter Catie Patrick, son in law Shawn Patrick, grandchildren Marybella and Shawn Archie Patrick, sister Sharon Bertolino, aunt Kay Peters, mother-in-law Rena Bertolino, as well as many nieces, nephews, family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Mary Jane and John Archibald, and his brother, Dan Archibald.

A celebration of life for Dave “Archie” will take place on Saturday, May 24, at 3 p.m. at the Harbor Bay Community Center, 3195 Mecartney Road in Alameda.

Nanruth Maxine Alexander McGregor (‘Nan’) passed away peacefully on April 27, 2014. Nan was predeceased by her husband of 66 years Morton “Mort” and son Michael; she is survived by her loving son Donald and his wife Karen, grandsons Mathew and Mark and great grandson Austen. 

Nan, a longtime resident of Alameda, spent her days as a housewife, Red Cross volunteer, office manager and bookkeeper, lastly at the Spindrift Marina in Isleton, Calif.  Nan and Morton traveled throughout the U.S. in their recreational vehicle, only missing the state of Colorado. 

She was laid to rest in a private service at Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland on Friday, May 2. “May you rest in peace and God Bless.” 

For further information call: Harry W. Greer (FDR-745).

Alameda Funeral & Cremation Services    FD2139 1415 Oak St. 510-522-6020