Obituaries

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Sal Spingola passed away on Jan. 27, 2014 in Alameda at the age of 90. He was dearly loved by his family and will be sadly missed by Betty, his devoted wife of 65 years. Born in San Francisco and raised in Alameda, Sal was well known and liked in the community.

Son of the late Angelo and Elizabeth Spingola. Brother of Elizabeth and the late Henry Vallerga, the late Angela and John Campbell, the late Marie and Fred Liserra, and the late Frank and Eleanor Spingola. Brother in-law of Emma and the late Robert Beland, Beverly Splan, the late Helen and Tony Marich, and the late Walter Lucas.

He loved his nieces and nephews as his own: Donna Campbell, John and Judy Campbell, Michael and Merryanne Liserra, Stephen and Roberta Liserra, Cathy (Spingola) and Sean Talai, David and Valarie Vallerga, Karen and Douglas Sowell, Diane and Ronald Fair, Laura and Evert Palmer, Marie Tapia, Tanjore Splan, Laurette and James Mari, Claire Splan, Jeanette Beland, Andrea and Dan Marshall, and the late Donald and James Spingola, the late Dorothy Marich. He is also survived by many greatand great-great-nieces and nephews that he enjoyed and loved so much. He will be greatly missed by his family. Sal proudly served his country in the U.S. Army Air Forces in World War ll as a tail gunner, he flew 31 bombing missions over France and Germany.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Lymphoma Society, Veterans Organizations or your favorite charity. Family and friends attended a viewing followed by the Mass of Christian Burial Feb. 3 at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church in Alameda. Entombment with military honors were held at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

For further information, call: Harry W. Greer, Funeral Director (FDR-7) Alameda Funeral & Cremation Services 1415 Oak St. Alameda (510) 522-6020

Rob was born in San Francisco and graduated from Sacred Heart. He was a U. S. Navy veteran. He died peacefully after a short bout with cancer.

A Celebration of Rob’s life will be held March 8, at noon in Alameda. To RSVP, please contact Lili’s Culinary Adventures at (510) 865-8191.

Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services FD 1408 (510) 865-3755 www.greermortuary.com

LCDR Norman “Skip” Eltringham passed away in Alameda on Jan. 27, 2014, after a battle with cancer. Skip was born in New London, Conn. He was the beloved husband of Edna Eltringham and father of Christopher, Gregory and Timothy. Skip retired as a Lieutenant Commander after 30 years of distinguished service in the U.S. Navy. He was assigned on USS Skate in the deployment to the Arctic Ocean. He also served submarine tours of duty on USS Darter, USS Tigrone and USS George Bancroft. Surface sea duty tours included USS George Josephus Daniels and USS Samuel Gompers. He served shore tours in Dam Neck, Va.; Cape Canaveral, Fla.; Subic Bay, Philippines; Charleston, S.C.; and at the Military Sealift Command, Pacific; and Sea Systems Command. Following his retirement from the navy, Skip embarked on a career in the U.S. Merchant Marine beginning in 1993. He worked on deep sea vessels with Military Sealift Command (MSC). After three years with MSC he worked as a relief captain for the Marine Science Institute. He also worked as a relief captain on the oil spill response vessel, Pacific Responder, and was the lead captain on the former Presidential Yacht Potomac. He was also a member of the volunteer crew of the SS Jeremiah O’Brien (Second Mate). Skip held a U.S. Coast Guard license as Master 1600 Gross Tons Oceans and Second Mate AGT Oceans. He was a graduate of Rollins College, Winter Park, Fla. with a B.S. degree in Business and Economics. Family and Friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 7, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St., Alameda.

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

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