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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

Beth Murray McCain, age 92, former resident of Alameda, passed away on Feb. 8, 2014, surrounded by those that loved her. She was born Sept. 24, 1921, in Wellsville, Utah. She grew up on the family farm until age 16, when she began the life journey that brought her to Alameda where she raised her family.

In 1985 she retired from the Alameda Hospital after 23 years service. She was a loving and devoted first caregiver to hundreds of Alameda babies and their mothers during that period. Beth will be missed by her loving sister, Janice Parker, of Hyrum, Utah, who comforted her until the end; her children and their spouses: Dianne Rodrigues (Philip DePietro) of Alameda, Donald Rodrigues (Mona) of Alameda, and Cheryl Fergen of San Lorenzo; Grandchildren: Noah DePietro, John Butler, Neal Rodrigues, Louis Rodrigues and Martin Rodrigues; sisters-in-law: Barbara Murray and AngelaMurray; numerous nieces and nephews; and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Delbert McCain; parents Luther Parker Murray and Geneva (Morris) Murray; three brothers: Lee Murray, Keith Murray and Derlin Murray; sonin- law, Michael Fergen, and dear friend, Ethel Rossiter. Family and friends are invited to attend the viewing and memorial service at 9 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 18, at Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland. Memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online by visiting www. oakland.chapelofthechimes.com. In lieu of flowers, plant an extra tomato plant in your garden in memory of the best mom ever.

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