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Born on March 10, 1956, in the Philippines, Debbie passed away peacefully on Aug. 25, 2014, in Alameda with her family by her side.

Family and friends are invited to attend the visitation today, Thursday, Aug. 28, from 5 to 9 p.m. and the funeral service tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 29, at 11 a.m. all will be held at Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services, 2694 Blanding Ave.

Debbie will be laid to rest at Mountain View Cemetery, 5000 Piedmont Ave., Oakland.

Condolences may be offered to the family at

Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services FD 1408 865-3755

Born in Asingan, Philippines, to the late Ignacio Leon and Flora Salcedo, Clarita was the beloved wife of the late Julio Salangsan Pangilinan for 54 years; mother of Eduardo Pangilinan, Angela P. Bondoc, and Manuel (Boyet) Pangilinan and grandmother of Sue Margaret (Cheryl) Ballesteros, Frances Fernandez, Julius Michael Pangilinan, Patrick Edward Pangilinan, Clarence Pabelico, Michelle Pangilinan, Paul Julius Bondoc, Pia Angela Nakao, Sarah May Pangilinan, Joey James Pangilinan, and Josie Emily Pascua.

Clarita loved to read and was a librarian at Franklin Elementary School in Oakland since 1979. She was also a devout Catholic.

Services were held at St. Joseph Basilica followed by interment at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Oakland. Online condolences may be offered to the family at

Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services FD 1408


Katy Lindsey, 61, passed away on July 23 of lung cancer.

A third generation Alamedan, Katy was a graduate of Franklin, Lum, Haight, Will C. Wood, and Alameda High Schools, and she attended Santa Barbara City College. As a professional, Katy contributed executive support to several firms over 35 years, culminating in her 15-year affiliation with the Office of the President at the University of California, from which she retired at the end of June.

Katy was an accomplished dancer, a life-long student of Hawaiian culture, and a dog lover. She will be remembered for her sense of humor and optimism in the face of illness, the bravery with which she fought to live, and her love of stars and all things beautiful.

Katy is survived by her sister Susan McAuliffe Powers of Santa Barbara, brothers Jeffrey of Moraga, Stephen of Piedmont and Robert "Bobbie" McAuliffe of Newport Beach, her former husband Colin Lindsey of Alameda, friend/caregiver Mike Sooter, and English Mastiffs Seamus and Madigan.

Katy was preceded in death by her mother Barbara Barry McAuliffe, her father Robert Roy McAuliffe, and her beloved German shepherds Oso, Bandit and Lupo.

Donations in Katy’s memory could be directed to German Shepherd Rescue of Northern California, Inc., P.O. Box 1930, Cupertino, CA 95015-1930,

An informal celebration of Katy’s life will be held Saturday, Sept. 27, from noon to 3 p.m., at Alameda Crown Memorial Beach.

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

Alameda Funeral & Cremation Services FD-2139

1415 Oak St. 522-6020