Obituaries

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Resident of Alameda

Born in Alameda to the late Battista and Angelina Cipresso, our dear Joanne passed away June 7, 2014, at the age of 83 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Joanne was the loving wife of the late Luciano Vigna of Alameda for 61 years. Dear sister of Catherine DiGiulio of Brentwood, the late Marie Sandroni of Alameda and Pete Cipresso of San Leandro. Sister-in-law to Al and Louise Vigna of Alameda, Piera and Giorgio Bigliati of Asti, Italy, the late Louie DiGiulio of Brentwood and the late Bruno Sandroni of Alameda.  

She is survived by her sister Catherine DiGiulio, brother Pete Cipresso, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Al and Louise Vigna and Piera and Giorgio Bigliati, and many nieces and nephews in California, Florida and Italy.

She attended St. Joseph’s Elementary School and graduated from Alameda High School in 1950.

In her earlier years, she worked for a dental service in Oakland and women’s clothing stores in Oakland and Alameda. Later, she enjoyed operating a day care for children of family and friends in her home.  She was a talented cook; she enjoyed cooking for many family events. She loved to travel. She was also very proud of her doll collection.

The family would like to thank Premier Homecare Angels of Alameda and Gentiva Hospice for providing excellent care during her final days. 

Family and friends may visit after  9:30 a.m., today, Thursday, June 12, and are invited to attend the funeral mass also today, Thursday, June 12, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, 3108 Van Buren St. She will be laid to rest at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hayward following the mass. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society.   

Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services    FD 1408
865-3755   greermortuary.com

Born in Oakland to the late Catherine and Bud Lockwood. Fred was the second of nine children and spent his childhood in Fairfield. He was the beloved husband of Janice Lockwood; father of Lisa Lockwood and Kirstin Lockwood; grandfather of Michelle Leite Hall, Cortney Wilcox and Brett Wilcox; great-grandfather of Valentino Leite-Hall, Tyrus Hall and Elias Hall. 

Fred attended Salesian High School and later became a brother with the Salesian Order. Fred’s love for teaching began at Don Bosco Tech High School, where he taught non-destructive testing and coached basketball. After leaving the Salesian Order and marrying Janice, Fred taught nondestructive testing at Contra Costa College for 32 years, where he became a mentor and friend to many students. Fred was a member of American Society for Nondestructive Testing for many years and even after retirement, he continued to work in the field as a consultant. He enjoyed fishing, basketball, road trips and time with his family. In his lifetime, Fred touched many people’s lives and he will be greatly missed by all who loved and cherished him. 

Family and friends may visit after 5 p.m. today, Thursday, June 12, followed by the rosary at 7 p.m. at Greer Family Mortuary, 2694 Blanding Ave., Alameda. Funeral Services will be held tomorrow, Friday, June 13, at 12 p.m. at Saint Philip Neri Catholic Church, 1335 High St., followed by burial at Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland and a reception at Zion Lutheran Church. 

Donations in Fred’s memory may be made to Salesian High School.

Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services   FD 1408
865-3755  greermortuary.com

Resident of Alameda
 

Born in Portland, Ore. to the late Neuman and Melba Weber, Miles was the loving father of Geoffrey Weber, Lorise Fallau and Jonathan Weber, grandfather of Kalei Fallau and Sophia and Gianna Weber and beloved uncle to Melinda Jackson and Lauren Dillard.

Dr. Weber graduated from Reed College and the University of Oregon medical school, practicing medicine in the Bay Area for more than 50 years.

Miles was an avid ham radio operator and, after gaining his private pilot’s license, flew aircraft for nearly 40 years all over North America.

Donations in Miles’ memory may be made to the Humane Society of Alameda.

Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services    FD 1408
greermortuary.com 865-3755

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