Resident of Alameda
Born in Flandreau, South Dakota, on Oct. 12, 1933, to the late Melvin and Mildred Bonrud, Donna passed away peacefully in Alameda, on Feb. 5, 2014. In the early 1950s she left her small town for the San Francisco Bay Area.
It was here that she met her late husband, Robert Carter, a career serviceman with the U.S. Navy, and raised their two sons Michael and Steven. She fell in love with Alameda and spent the majority of her life with friends and family on this island.
She is survived by her two sons Michael and Steven Carter; her daughters-in-law Esther and Sharon Carter; her grandchildren Marianne, Sharie, Frank and Joshua Carter; and her two brothers Lanny and Robert Bonrud. Donna was a loving mother, a beloved grandmother and sweet sister. Family meant everything to her and she did anything she could to keep everyone happy and connected.
She will be dearly missed by her family every day. Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services FD 1408 865-3755 www.greermortuary.com
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
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