Obituaries

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Oct. 5, 1916 - Jan. 15, 2014
Resident of Oakland

Hugh was born Oct. 5, 1916, in Newark, N.J. to Sydney G. and Ruth Fisher Rubinow. His family lived in various places before moving in 1930 to Berkeley, where he lived for the next 80 years. The final two years of his life were spent at Salem Lutheran Home in Oakland. He had a long career: he owned a construction business, worked at the Kaiser Richmond shipyards during World War II and designed piping systems for naval yards and chemical refineries.

He retired from Stauffer Chemical in Martinez. Hugh was a physically fit person who lived with zest. He loved golf, flying small planes, arguing politics and telling stories. He fondly remembered all the pets who shared his life. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie Boyer Rubinow, and brother, Sydney G. Rubinow. He is survived by daughter, Kathleen Hodges and son-in-law, John Hodges of Boise, Idaho; and grandson, Olaf Faaland, Olaf’s wife, Pam Falvo Faaland, and their children, Stefan and Sophia of Alameda. No memorial service is planned. Contributions in Hugh’s memory may be made to the Humane Society, the SPCA, or the charity of your choice.

Greer Family Mortuary & Cremation Services, FD 1408, 865-3755 www.greermortuary.com

A resident of Indianapolis, lived in Alameda her last two years. Born in Bogota, Colombia, to the late Gerardo and Carlina Hernandez, Alicia Garcia passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her family at the age of 77. Preceded in death by her husband, Hernando Garcia, Alicia was a loving mother to Patricia Garcia, Alicia Garcia-Paul, Harold Alberto Garcia and Suzanne Garcia- Misa; mother-in-law to Mark Paul, Alicia K. Garcia, Ernesto Misa Jr.; Grandmother of Erin and Gina Hearn, Carmen and Nicole Paul, Micki Felix, Garik Walters, Antonio, Elijah, Quinn Garcia, Annabella and Makani Misa; Great-Grandmother of Xaviato Felix and Aiden Katona.

Alicia graduated from Purdue University in 1983 with a degree in computer science and worked in the field for 35 years. She spent all her life contributing to charities and was an avid runner who ran in the Indy 500 Mini Marathon for 15 years. In lieu of flowers, Alicia would like donations to be made to The Wellness Community of Indiana. Services will be held in Indiana.

Greer Family Mortuary & Cremation Services, FD 1408 865-3755 www.greermortuary.com

Longtime Alameda Resident Pamela MacDonald passed away unexpectedly in Fremont Feb. 7, 2014. Loving wife for 44 years to Daniel “Dan” MacDonald of Alameda. She was the daughter of the Evelyn (Lou Abrams) and Sol Segal, who preceded her in death, the loving mother of Tracy and Drew MacDonald (Corina) and sister of Richard Segal, and Jackie St. John (Michael). She is also survived by many dear nieces and nephews. She had a long successful career with Bright Now Dental in Oakland and was a district manager for the last nine years before her retirement. Once retired she travelled the world with the love of her life, Dan, spending time together and enjoying each other’s company with their friends. Cruises were planned and enjoyed. She loved Alameda, and she belonged to a few “Ladies Groups” of friends who met regularly. Pam was loved and will be missed by all who knew her. Services were attended by friends and family yesterday at Temple Israel in Alameda. Private interment.

For further information, call Harry W. Greer Funeral Director (FDR 745). Alameda Funeral & Cremation Services – FD 2139 1415 Oak St. (510) 522-6020

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