Obituaries

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Elizabeth Whitmore passed away peacefully after fighting 25 years of breast cancer. She spent her last weeks surrounded by her family and friends.
She was born in Lebanon, Ohio and she was the oldest of four children. She graduated from high school and college, she went to work as a secretary for the FBI. She was transferred to the San Francisco Bay Area, where she met her beloved husband Louis Whitmore in Alameda.
They were married May 30, 1947, they had five children, 13 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her beloved husband, Louis A. Whitmore; brother, Lester Engel; her children: Karen Loftus, Louis A Whitmore II, Mary Dougherty, Deborah Orgen and Beverly Whitmore; 13 grandchildren: Kristina Roberts, Patricia Whitmore, Kimberly Estigoy, Andrea Noguera, Victoria Whitmore, Joseph Loftus, Amiee Shannon Loftus, Erin Loftus, Timothy Loftus, Carl Orgen, Tabitha Orgen, Cheryl Oren and Dana Orgen; nine great-grandchildren: Jeremy Estigoy, Francisco Estigoy, Courtney Roberts, Alycia Estigoy, Trinity Estigoy, Jessica Noguera, Gabriela Noguera, Emmy Loftus and Jake Loftus; and two great-great-grandchildren: Aliyah and Ariana Estigoy.
Elizabeth was an active member or the Rebekah’s and Oddfellow Lodge, WETS, DAR and a member for Twin Towers Church.
The family would like to invite you to Elizabeth Whitmore’s service Saturday, Aug. 23, at 1 p.m. at 1411 Oak St. Alameda, followed by the celebration of her life in the social hall.
In lieu of flowers please send your contribution to the American Cancer Society.

Nicholas Paul Obenchain, born April 27, 1989, in Berlin, Germany, was taken suddenly from his family and friends. On July 21, 2014, he went home to be with the Lord.

His family is inviting all who knew and loved him to help them celebrate his life on Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Harbor Bay Club, 200 Packet Landing Road in Alameda. Doors open at 3 p.m.

For further information, contact Harry W. Greer, funeral director FDR-745.

Alameda Funeral & Cremation Services FD-2139

1415 Oak St. (510) 522-6020

Born in Stockton to the late William Harkey George and Terese Biebel George, Bill was the beloved husband of 55 years of Judith A. George, brother of the late Helen Lawson and Enid Alden and godfather of John Gottardi and James Harder. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, a great niece, a great-great nephew and his dog Matilda.

An avid photographer, Bill was the proprietor of William George Photography in Alameda. He also was an antique car enthusiast and member of the Acorn A’s Model A Club. His other interest included extensive travel.

Family and friends may visit on Sunday, Aug. 10, after 3 p.m. and are invited to attend the Vigil Service, also on Sunday, Aug. 11, at 5 p.m., at Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services, 2694 Blanding Ave., Alameda. The funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday, Aug. 11, at 10 a.m. at St. Philip Neri, 3108 Van Buren St. Committal to follow at Colusa Cemetery.

Donations in Bill’s memory may be offered to the SPCA.

Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services FD 1408

greermortuary.com 865-3755

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