Obituaries

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Resident of Alameda

Born in Montreal, Canada, Maisie lived in many countries throughout her life before passing away quietly in Alameda. 

Known for her kindness and generosity, she loved to cook, play card games, and watch ice hockey as a San Jose Sharks fan. She was an avid golfer well into her 80s, sinking three holes-in-one over the years. Always willing to help, she touched many lives and will be missed.

Maisie is survived by her husband John, daughters Carol and Barbara, two granddaughters and two great-grandchildren. The eldest of eight, her survivors also include two sisters and four brothers.

Always unassuming, Maisie requested a private service. Those wishing to honor her may make donations to their favorite charities in her memory. For further information, contact Harry W. Greer, funeral director FDR-745.

Alameda Funeral & Cremation Services     FD-2139
1415 Oak St (510) 522-6020

Leslye Mae Robey passed away peacefully in her home Sunday, June 29, 2014, surrounded by her family. Leslye spent her childhood in San Jose with parents Harold and Edna Reese, brothers Jack and Al “Charlie” and her sister Pat.She graduated from San Jose High School and attended San Jose State where she met her future husband of 61 years, James Robey, who preceded her in passing.

Leslye is survived by three children, Steve Robey of Bellingham, Wash.; Mike Robey of Alameda; and Erin Gabriel of Rohnert Park and daughters-in-law Marcia Robey, Jerene Meissert and Vickey Rico.  She was the proud and loving grandmother of five grandchildren: Kate (Jason), Beau (Jill), Marine, Maggie and Kevin and great-grandmother of Riley and Eloise.

In addition to being a great wife, mother and creating a home that was always a warm and welcoming place, Leslye worked for Alameda County for more than 30 years. She started as a clerk in the tax collector’s office before moving to the Oakland Municipal Court as a courtroom clerk. The friends she made in those offices remained friends through her final days.

Leslye was a vibrant and giving person with a great sense of humor.  She loved cooking, travel and, above all else, friends and family. She and Jim explored China soon after it opened to the west and took their whole family to Hawaii to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.

Leslye was a proud member of the Shirley Valentine Club. She and her girlfriends managed to get away every year for quality girl time and the viewing of the movie. In her later years, she enjoyed having red wine and chocolate in the afternoon (it was so decadent).

She practiced yoga and meditation before they were popular.  While she held strong opinions, she was never judgmental. She was tolerant and progressive, with just a pinch of conservative thrown in. She volunteered with and mentored teen-age single moms and gave much time to her homeowners association. 

She passed bravely in her own home on her own terms at 87, surrounded by her loved ones. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.Contributions can be made in Leslye’s memory to the Alameda Midway Shelter or the Friends of the Alameda Free Library. 

A celebration of her life is pending. If you wish to be notified when plans are complete, send an email to her family at Celebration4Les@Yahoo.com.

Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services    FD1408
greermortuary.com   865-3755

 

Resident of Alameda

Lenore Mary (Bobbie) Basso passed away peacefully on July 1, 2014, in Alameda. She was 10 weeks short of her 100th birthday. Lenore Mary was born Sept. 17, 1914, in Berkeley, the daughter of Frank Sullivan and Alice Gallagher Sullivan. 

Bobbie lived life to the fullest, claiming her good humor came from her Irish heritage. She will always be remembered for her excellent pastries and her enjoyment of a cup of coffee and talking to her family and friends. She attributed her long life to being born before processed foods and maintaining a healthy relationship with a box of See’s Candy.

In 1934, Bobbie married the love of her life Richard Cosimo Basso of San Francisco. They moved to Danville in 1949 and it was there that they raised their family. They opened the popular Brass Door restaurant with their partner Mickey Schlesinger in San Ramon. Their son Danny still owns and runs the Brass Door. Bobbie and Dick retired to Placerville in 1981. Dick passed away in Placerville, and Bobbie moved to Alameda to be close to family. 

Bobbie is survived by two of her eight sisters, Murrie Olsen of Yountville and Fern Ghiglieri of Gardnerville, Nev., her children David (Marie), Danny (Denise), Christine, Katie (Michael), seven grandchildren, soon-to-be eight great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

A private mass will be held. Please light a candle for her at your local parish. Donations can be made to Saint Anthony’s Foundation in San Francisco. 

Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services  FD1408
greermortuary.com 865-3755

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