Obituaries

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Born on Feb. 10, 1953, to Vernon and Alberta (Buster) Henderson in Alameda, David William Henderson passed away on Nov. 28, 2018, after a short illness. 
He loved reading, jokes, talking to people and See’s Candies. 

He is survived by his daughter Emily McGillivary and her wife Darryll, his grandchildren Lucian and Rossalyn, all of Dracut, Mass., Jesse Bowen of Alameda, Jason Bowen of Atlanta, Ga., and many family and friends. 

He is predeceased by his parents, brother Dale; love of his life and mother of his daughter Judith Dadak and cousin Nancy Bowen. He will be greatly missed. 

Dave was laid to rest with his parents at the Evergreen Cemetery in Oakland. 

Condolences may be made to the family at www.greermortuary.com.

Born in Baakline, Lebanon, on May 9, 1934, one of eight children of the late Adel and Samieh Hamadeh, Ghaleb Hamadeh passed away Nov. 26, 2018, at Kaiser Hospital, Oakland.  

In addition to his wife, Mary, he is survived by his children, Paul, Ginan (Jon) Henson, grandchildren Anais and Avery Henson; brother, Mounir (Mona), sister, Mona (Raja) and numerous beloved extended family. He also leaves his loyal dog Travis, his constant companion and walking partner.

Ghaleb graduated from American University of Beirut (AUB) with a bachelor’s and master’s of science in 1962. He received a Ph.D from Cornell University in crop production physiology in 1967. He started his career with Allied Chemical in New York, and later joined Kaiser Trading (Aluminum) in Oakland. In 1976 he founded and served as a managing partner with Trans Meridian, Inc., a leading organization in plant nutrients and petrochemicals.

He was devoted to his family, active in his community and was recognized by the International Institute of the East Bay as an outstanding representative of his country, Lebanon in 1986.

Throughout his life he enjoyed travel, good food and company. An avid skier, he spent much of his time in Tahoe. Friends remember him as a loyal Raiders fan and a founding personal seat license ticket holder on the team’s return from Los Angeles. He also followed soccer, having played at AUB and on Lebanon’s national team.

He will be remembered for his kindness, generosity, storytelling and sense of humor.

 

Kingmun Siu passed away while in hospice care at home on Sept. 10, 2018, in peaceful communion with his wife. Kingmun was born in San Francisco, grew up in Berkeley, lived in Oakland and spent the last third of his life in Alameda. He loved the Bay Area and often said, “Why would I live anywhere else?”

Kingmun graduated from the UC San Francisco School of Pharmacy in 1966. Being a pharmacist for more than 50 years was his proudest achievement. He worked in Audits and Investigations at the Medical Review Branch of the California Department of Health Care Services for 28 years until he retired in 2002. He then worked at the Kaiser Permanente Consolidated Processing Pharmacy before retiring in 2018.

Kingmun is predeceased by his parents, Kenneth Siu and Young Jin Quon; his brother Gene; his half-brothers Alvin and Joe (Arnold); his half-sister Alberta and her husband Kenneth Jew; his nephew Kenderson Jew; and his great-grandniece Haley Tom. Kingmun is survived by his wife, Reina Galanes, and their large multi-generational extended family. 

The family thanks his entire treatment team at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center, especially the Hematology Oncology Department (outpatient and inpatient teams). 

A celebration of Kingmun’s life was held on Oct. 27. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the UCSF School of Pharmacy (https://makeagift.ucsf.edu), SUDC Foundation (https://sudc.org/haleysrun) or the Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (http://www.alamedaanimalshelter.org/support/make-a-donation.html).

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