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Stephen was born on Sept. 11, 1968, in Oakland. He passed away on April 4, 2014, in his childhood home in Alameda surrounded by family and close friends. A resident of Palmer, Alaska, he had recently returned to the bay area to undergo advanced treatment for cancer.

Stephen attended Bret Hart Jr. High in Oakland and Language Associates School in Orinda. He was known to his young friends for his skill and daring in mountain biking and climbing, Alpine and Nordic skiing, skateboarding and canoeing. Being an accomplished outdoorsman at an early age he backpacked extensively with his family throughout the high Sierras.
After a very successful amateur junior racing career representing Squaw Valley, Kirkwood and Bear Valley, he retired from U.S. Ski Association competition and turned professional to compete in extreme skiing, the North American center of which is Valdez, Alaska.

Settling in our northern most state, he married Tara Mellon who has both Alaskan and Californian roots and whom he had met in South Lake Tahoe. He retired from Extreme competition upon the birth of his first child. Widely loved for his mentoring and support of young athletes and other children he was adored by youngsters and their parents for being the definitive strong, but compassionate male figure.

After some early years in construction and trucking, Stephen worked on Alaska’s North Slope for a corporation jointly owned by Conoco Oil and the region’s Native Corporation. He ensured that the oil wells were accessible and equipped at all times, in all conditions and received major commendations for his work.

Stephen is survived by his wife, Tara, captain of the fire department in Wassilla, Alaska, by his daughter Athena, a high school student there, his son Clayton, just admitted to UC Davis (both children being outstanding athletes) and his parents, Steve and Arletta Wade of Alameda. Services are being held in Alaska.

For further information contact Harry W. Greer Funeral Director FDR 745.
Alameda Funeral & Cremation Services 1415 Oak St.
(510) 522-6020

Born in Oakland on Aug. 15, 1957, to the late Kenneth E. Taylor and Dorothy Davis Taylor, Anne passed away peacefully in Redwood City on March 31, 2014.

She was the beloved mother of Eleanore Guenon and Grace Guenon and sister of William Taylor, James Taylor, Laurel Taylor Smith and Christine Taylor McNurlin. Anne served as district director of the office of Congresswoman Barbara Lee.

Family and friends are invited to a Memorial Service on Friday, May 23, at 3:30 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 1700 Santa Clara Ave.

Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services FD 1408 865-3755

Born in Budapest, Hungary on July 25, 1937, to the late Vilma Ginzer and Joseph Csorgei. Klara passed away at her home peacefully in Alameda on March 21, 2014, with her family by her side.    

She is survived by her husband Dave Bordeaux, her brother Joseph Csorgei Jr., her sister Zsuzsana Dominik and her three children Elizabeth Leslie, Suzy Bordeaux-Johlfs and Peter Bordeaux. 

She was known as “Grandma Strawberry” to her five grandchildren whom she loved dearly: Brandon Bordeaux, Danielle Bordeaux, Britney Johlfs Dawn Leslie and Shannon Leslie. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.   

“I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love.”
— Leo Buscaglia

Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services   FD 1408 865-3755