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.
Michael Roberts "Mike” died peacefully at the Veterans Home of California in Yountville on June 27, 2015 at the age of eighty-three years old. Mike is survived by his three children, Beau Roberts, Sally Han and Scott Roberts, and seven grandchildren, all of whom live in the San Francisco Bay Area; and his brothers Geoff Roberts of Albuquerque, NM and Ken Roberts of Katonah, NY.
Mike was born on May 14, 1932 in New York, NY to Frances Beauchamp and Albert Roberts. He grew up in New York City and served in the US Army during the Korean War from 1952 to 1953. Upon leaving the military, Mike moved back to New York and began working at Photo-Lettering, one of the earliest and most successful type houses to utilize photo technology in the production of commercial typography and lettering. During this time Mike discovered and began developing his lifelong passion for photography.
In 1966, he met and soon married Susan Mallory. Over the span of four years, the couple welcomed three children into their home. In 1969 the family moved from Manhattan to the tiny suburb of Blauvelt in Rockland County New York and then to nearby Upper Nyack in 1975. During this time the family were members of the Nyack Field Club where Mike was an avid tennis player, as well as Grace Episcopal Church where he sang in the choir and acted in several local theatre productions. His children remember him as a caring and involved father who encouraged them to pursue their passions and goals and supported their academic and athletic activities.
Mike and Susan divorced in 1986 and Mike was remarried to Carole King in 1991. After leaving Photo-Lettering, Mike pursued his passion for photography by working as a freelance photographer focused on weddings, sports teams and corporate photography. Mike was an accomplished photographer and his work was shown often at Photography exhibits. He was also generous with his photography whether it was taking pictures of his kids sports teams and teammates or providing free prints of pictures to those captured in the photos. Although he will be greatly missed, he leaves behind a legacy of vibrant memories in the hearts of family friends.
A service at the Veteran’s Home of California, Yountville was held July 9th. A full celebration of life and memorial service will be held on Saturday October 24th at Christ Episcopal Church, Alameda Ca at 11am. For more information send inquires to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rainier Caleb Gross passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Aug. 4, 2015. Rainier Caleb was born on June 24, 2015.
In his short five weeks of life he touched many lives and was loved deeply by his family and friends.
His life was a brief gift to his family that will live on as his heart valves and kidneys were donated and received by those who were in need.
Rainier Caleb is the son of Shane and Jen Gross and he is survived by his big brother, Asher Lawrence.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Rainer’s honor to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital of Oakland.
Funeral services will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1420 Lafayette St., in Alameda on Friday, Aug. 7. The service will begin at noon followed by a reception.