Obituaries

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At rest in Alameda on April 28, 2014, Angleo was the dear husband of 54 years to Catherine. He was the Father of Larry (Karin) of Denver, Leonard (Emanuella) of Santa Barbara, Ronald (the late Holly) of San Lorenzo, Richard (Rhonda) of Texas and Patricia (David) of Florida. Dear Nono to Danielle, Nicholas, Jacob, Sophia, Tiffany, Tammy, Trevor, Daniel, Maren and Aiden Contier and Adam Stephens. Step-grandfather to Eric Berry and step-great-grandfather to Kaleb and Brooklyn Berry. Dear brother-in-law to Herman and Clara Muzio and Steve and Brenda Ghigliotto. Survived by many nephews and nieces. Al was very proud to be 100 percent Italian!

Al graduated from the University of San Francisco with a bachelor’s degree in criminology. He worked at PMT for 35 years as a sales rep. He retired in 1985 to care for his family and his mother and father (Leonilda and John) and brother Jim, as well as brother John and wife Mary (all deceased). 

He loved to take care of his garden and bowled, played golf, bocce ball and cards at the Mastick Senior Center. He was a long-time member of the Alpicella Italian Club, Ligouri Club, Sirs and Oakland Traffic Club (for which he served as treasurer for many years). Al was very proud to have served in World War II as a paratrooper. He will be dearly missed by all.

Donations in Al’s memory may be made to a charity of your choice.

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Ada Ruth matson passed away at the age of 88 on March 22, 2014. She was born in Texas and lived most of her life as a wife to Edward R. Matson, homemaker and mother of two in Alameda. 

She is survived by her daughter Edwina Matson (Stanley Flindt), her son Robert Matson (Franca Matson-Marra), her grandchildren: Jeremey Matson Poss, Lindsay Poss, Matthew A. Flindt, Savanna Flindt, Mirella Quaranta, Antonio Quaranta and her great-grandchildren: Charlie Matson Poss, Andrea R. Flindt, Makayla Flindt, Marya Flindt, Gianni Quaranta, Melina Quaranta, Noah Dias-Quaranta, James D. Beaver and Natalia M. Beaver. 

As a widow, she resided in San Leandro for nine years. She was active for many years with Deaf Counseling, Advocacy & Referral Agency (DCARA). She loved family, friends, games, animals and children.

Friends and family are invited to a memorial service at DCARA, 1550 San Leandro Blvd., San Leandro, across the street from the Davis Street BART Station, on Saturday, May 24, at 1:30 p.m. 

Stephen Teixeira, 64, passed away of a massive heart attack in Pleasanton, on March 16, 2014.

Stephen was born in Oakland on Jan. 31, 1950. He graduated from Fremont High in 1969 and became a contractor working in construction. In 1970 he met his fellow life-guard, Susan Myers, and they married in 1978 and resided in Alameda for 35 years.

In his early life, Stephen enjoyed anything that had to do with the outdoors, fishing, swimming, diving, hiking and hunting. He would often talk fondly about spending his childhood by telling stories of his adventures in the woods with his father and extended family. His love of the outdoors led him to found Boy Scout Troop 3; where as a Scout Master he assisted many Boy Scouts in earning their Eagle Awards.

After retirement Stephen took up bowling and spent many of his days in the bowling alley and every weekend participating in tournaments. One of his proudest achievements was earning his 300 ring.

Stephen is survived by his wife, Susan Myers and two children, Megan Teixeira (Barrett Clinton) and Adam Teixeira. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Natalie and Mason Clinton.
A celebration of Stephen’s life will be held on Saturday, June 7, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Harrison Recreation Center at Lincoln Park. Instead of flowers the family asks that you make donations to the American Heart Association or to a charity of your choice.

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