Obituaries

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Allan Stewart Whyte passed away peacefully Oct. 7, 2014, in Alameda at the age of 78.

A graduate of San Jose State University, and a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity, he earned a master’s degree at San Francisco State University.

Al worked for the Alameda Unified School District as a teacher, counselor and Supervisor of Child Welfare and Attendance. Al was very proud to earn the highest rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts.

Predeceased by his parents Noel and Joan Whyte. He is survived by his loving wife Patricia; brother Gordon and his wife Donna; Uncle and Uncle-in-law to Lori, Steven, Michael, Bill and Corinne.

Private services will be held at the St. Mary’s Cemetery chapel in Oakland. For further information contact: Harry W. Greer, Funeral Director (FDR-745). www.alamedafuneral.org

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

Born in Salem, Ore., April 13, 1928, Jay Brown died suddenly on Oct. 7, 2014, in the presence of his wife, Margot.

Long active in recreational boating and its legislative affairs, he was Past Commodore of Oyster Point Yacht Club, Past Commodore of the Pacific Coast Yachting Ass’n and Past President of the National Boating Federation. He and Margot double-handed Tricolor up and down the coasts of California and Mexico.

Equally well known for his encyclopedic knowledge of automobiles, past, present and exotic, he was a successful sports car racing competitor, and, together with Margot, a successful dealer in imported cars.

The Celebration of Jay’s life will be held Sunday, Oct. 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Oyster Point Yacht Club in South San Francisco.

For further information contact: Harry W. Greer, Funeral Director (FDR-745). www.alamedafuneral.org

Alameda Funeral & Cremation Services FD-2139

1415 Oak St. 522-6020

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