Emily Duncan passed away on Dec. 4, 2015, in Alameda. Emily was born in Detroit, Mich. on Sept. 3, 1923, to Fred and Ella Siddall.
She was the third of five children and the only girl. After graduating from Walled Lake High, she worked for General Motors. While employed there, she met her future husband, Andrew “Lee” Duncan. They married and moved to Hollywood, Calif. in 1944. Emily, Lee and their daughter, Andrea, moved to Redondo Beach, Calif. in 1953. Redondo was her home for the next 51 years.
Emily liked to be involved in her community. She was PTA President at Grant School, which became Andrews Elementary, and co-Girl Scout Leader for Troop 23. In 1960 she started working for the Redondo Beach Unified School District at the central cooking center where she was the Food Service Manager until retiring in 1988.
Not one to sit around, she worked for Redondo Beach Parks and Recreation in the Senior Services Department. She enjoyed painting, making jewelry, collecting old perfume bottles and tap dancing. In 2004 she moved to Alameda to be closer to her family. She kept up her work with other seniors, volunteering at Mastick Senior Center and made many friends there.
She is survived by her daughter, Andrea; her son-in-law, Cyrus Musiker; her granddaughter, Sarah Musiker, all of Alameda; and a brother, William Siddall of Lancaster, Calif.
Private entombment was held at the Pacific Crest Cemetery, Redondo Beach, on Tuesday Dec. 15. For further information, call: Harry W. Greer, funeral director (FDR-745).
Born on Aug. 18, 1929, in Hickory, N.C. to the late Otis and Bessie Reinhardt, Pauline passed away peacefully on Dec. 11, 2015.
Pauline is survived by her children, Thomas Allen II, Marsha Allen and Erick Waddington and his wife Carmen; her grandchildren, Thomas Allen III, Winter Ladue, Angelita Reid, Paul Waddington, Albino Rodriguez and Lorenzo Rodriguez; and her great-grandchildren Brittany Storm and Zachary Storm. She was predeceased by her husband Albert Nunes.
Pauline worked as a department manager for Joseph Magnins, Montgomery Ward and Mervyns. She was a longtime member of the Alameda Elks and the Cerebral Palsy Foundation.
She loved to travel to Hawaii, Mexico, Caribbean and Las Vegas. In Las Vegas, she loved to play in slot tournaments. She also enjoyed playing bingo at Mastick Senior Center.
Family and friends may visit on Friday, Dec. 18, from 5 to 9 p.m. and are invited to attend a funeral service at 7 p.m., all at Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services, 2694 Blanding Ave., Alameda.
Milagros (Mila) Snider passed away peacefully on Nov. 10, 2015; she was 88 years old and a longtime resident of Alameda.
Mila retired from the federal government in 2000; working most of her career as a Loan Guaranty Officer for the Department of Veteran Affairs.
Mila’s priority was always her family and after her retirement, she enjoyed spending more time with them.
She enjoyed reading, sewing, traveling and was a wonderful cook. Getting together with family and friends was something she cherished that always included a great meal.
She is survived by her children Victor Snider, Shirley Conklin, Hal (Cindy) Snider, Linda Snider and Ray (Sue) Snider. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Cattaliya Zarefsky, Chris Allen, Stephanie Allen, Harry Snider and Paul Snider; and seven great grandchildren, Austin, Riley, Brayden, Keegan, Avie, Waylon and Everett. She was preceded in death by her first husband Charlie Lim in 1944 and her second husband Ira Snider in 1964.
Private services will be held at the Golden Gate National Cemetery on Friday, Dec. 11. A celebration of Mila’s life will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12, at her home at 2507 Noble Ave. in Alameda.
Donations in her memory can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Planned Gifts Department, 225 North Michigan Ave., 17th Floor, Chicago IL 60601 or to the wonderful people at hospice who cared for her during her last few months, VITAS Health Care, 670 North McCarthy Blve, Milpitas, CA 95035.