y in San Leandro Oct. 17, 2015, after a 21-year battle with breast cancer. Michelle is survived by her “35-year Partner,” “Her Buddy” Tom Trombly. She is the sister of Lisa and Douglas. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Michelle worked as a beautician and hair dresser in Alameda for 45 years. Michelle was born and raised in Alameda.
Family and friends are invited to attend memorial services Saturday, Nov. 21, at 11 a.m. at the Alameda Funeral and Cremation Services Chapel, 1415 Oak St., Alameda with Deacon David Young, officiating. For further information, call Harry W. Greer, funeral director (FDR-745) or visit alamedafuneral.org.
Tina was a devoted wife to her husband Bernie of 62 years. She is survived by her sister Katherine Marques, her three loving sons Doug, Don and Steve, her daughters-in-law Susy, Marie, and Kathy, her grandchildren, Katie, Christi, Rebecca, Anthony, Dominic, and Joe, and her great-grandson Finnegan. She was preceded in death by her husband Bernie, her mother Albertina, her father Jose, her brothers Joe, John, and Manuel, and her sisters Alice and Mary.
Born in Gustine, Calif., Tina was a true farmer’s daughter, growing up on her family’s dairy farm. She spent her later childhood years in Pacific Grove, Calif., playing field hockey and basketball, and developing a love for the ocean and the California coast.
After graduating from Pacific Grove High School, she worked in downtown Oakland as a bookkeeper for Brent’s jewelers, where she was working when she met the love of her life, Bernie. Bernie and Tina later married in Alameda, where they raised their bustling family of three boys and where Tina proudly lived as a resident for 72 years.
At their home, Tina loved working in her garden, reading her favorite magazines, and eating anything chocolate. A dedicated church-goer, Tina was an original and life-long parishioner at St. Phillip Neri Parish, from which all three boys graduated and wherein her son Steve and granddaughter Katie were married. Tina cherished the time she spent with her friends, family and neighbors.
She was always finding ways to show her love, whether through baking homemade cakes, pies and cookies, by sending the perfect card, or through giving the neighborhood children candy treats at every holiday. She will be dearly missed by many who were able to call her a friend, but will be missed most by her growing family, in which she proudly held the position of matriarch.
The funeral mass was held on Tuesday, Nov. 17, at St. Philip Neri. Tina was laid to rest with her husband at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hayward.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Tina’s memory to the St. Philip Neri School Annual fund.Online condolences may be made to the family at www.greer
David Krikourian enjoyed a full life and 80 years of excellent health. He passed away of a heart attack on Nov. 9, 2015, only one month after being diagnosed with congestive heart failure.
He was a truly selfless man whose aim in life was to help his family. Having been on the organ donor registry, his generosity did not stop with his death.
The retired Alameda insurance agent spent the last 11 years in Bellingham, Wash. While living in Alameda, he was active with Alameda Meals on Wheels, Alameda Chamber of Commerce and the Kiwanis Club of Alameda.
David is survived by his wife Doris, son Robert and daughter-in-law Debra, granddaughters Krista and Rachel, his brother Kirk and family as well as numerous cousins.
He was much loved and respected and will be sorely missed by family and friends.
Following cremation, a family memorial service will be held in Southern California.