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Resident of Alameda

Born in Queens, N.Y., to the late Hertha Anderson and Heinrich Steinorth, Jack was the beloved husband of Wallie Steinorth; proud father of Lori (Dante) Oducayen and Peter (Colette) Steinorth; loving grandfather of Travis and Austin Oducayen, Kayla and Jake Steinorth; brother of Hank (Inga) Steinorth.

Jack started and ran his own specialty contracting business for more than 40 years. Although work was important, play took precedence. An accomplished rugby player, tennis player and golfer, he was a long- time member of the Olympic Club and the Alameda Men’s Golf Club. In his early days, he belonged to the San Francisco Rugby Club and the Golden Gate Park Tennis Club. 

A man of many talents, Jack enjoyed diving for abalone, fishing for trout, taking in musical theater at Woodminster Amphitheatre and camping at Oakland’s Feather River Camp. He thoroughly enjoyed a good meal accompanied by a frosty beer or nice bottle of wine and will be missed by all who played with him and enjoyed his hearty laugh.  

A celebration of life will be held on Friday, June 27. Inquiries can be sent to Donations in Jack’s memory may be made to Alameda Junior Golf Association, #1 Clubhouse Memorial Drive, Alameda, CA 94502.

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Resident of Alameda

Born in Ashford, Ala. on Jan. 10, 1934, to the late Ruth and George Elackovich, Margie passed away peacefully in Alameda on May 22, 2014.

She was the beloved wife of Edmund Hempel and stepmother of Beverly (Michael) McCormack and Ronald Hempel.

Margie worked for the Bank of America for 42 years and was a proud member of Alameda Oak Leaf Chapter OES.

Private services were held with interment at Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland. 

Donations in Margie’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Association and American Heart Association.

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Resident of Alameda

Dave Archibald, 58, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, April 27.

He was born in Alameda, attended Edison and Lincoln schools and graduated from Alameda High School in 1974. Dave was a great high school football player. He was three-year varsity and selected as All-ACAL first team where he was voted Most Inspirational Player for the Hornets. Dave was a member of Carpenters Local Union 713 for more than 30 years. He was a talented carpenter who took great pride in his work and made many good friends over the years. He loved helping family and friends with home projects.   

He enjoyed trout fishing and backpacking in the High Sierra, as well as biking, snow skiing and playing golf. He loved blues and rock music and was a great dancer. He was a true Bay Area sports fan.

In retirement, he enjoyed spending most of his time with his two grandchildren who were the light of his life.

He leaves behind the love of his life, Nancy Archibald, daughter Catie Patrick, son in law Shawn Patrick, grandchildren Marybella and Shawn Archie Patrick, sister Sharon Bertolino, aunt Kay Peters, mother-in-law Rena Bertolino, as well as many nieces, nephews, family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Mary Jane and John Archibald, and his brother, Dan Archibald.

A celebration of life for Dave “Archie” will take place on Saturday, May 24, at 3 p.m. at the Harbor Bay Community Center, 3195 Mecartney Road in Alameda.