Obituaries

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Ronald Anthony Stauber, 90, passed away on Dec. 7, 2019, in San Ramon. Ronald was born July 23, 1929, in Oakland, to Anthony (Andy) Wenzel Stauber and Genevieve Anne Kelly.

He is survived by his wife of more than 65 years, Eleanor Diane (Sullins) Stauber, and his seven children and their spouses, Greg Stauber (Amina) of Harrisonburg, Va.; Lynette Seaton (Robert) of Forest Hills, Calif.; Michael Stauber (Brenda) of Kauai, Hawaii; Chris Stauber (Tara) of Danville; Margaret Storelee (Robert) of Benicia; Madeleine Brown (Michael) of San Ramon; and Nicole Wisotsky (Philip) of Danville, his brother Terry Stauber (Patricia) of Napa, and his 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Ron was predeceased by his sister Joyce Joan Coleman of Kirkland, Wash.

Ron grew up in Oakland, graduating from St. Ignatius High School in San Francisco and from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash., where on June 1, 1952, he was awarded a bachelor’s degree in business. Ron and Diane were married on April 24, 1954, in Carmel, Calif., at the Carmel Mission Basilica. The newlyweds moved to Pacific Grove, Calif., where Ron served in the U.S. Army at Fort Ord. Among other accomplishments, Ron received the honor graduate award in his leaders’ course class at Fort Ord.

Ron worked in commercial real estate for more than 50 years, including a time working with his father at Anthony Stauber Real Estate in Oakland, and from 1993 to 2016 in the Napa office of Keegan & Coppin. Ron took over his father’s business when he passed at the age of 62. Ron also worked with his brother Terry for more than 15 years at Capsule, Inc., a startup company making a diverse set of custom products — from plastic sheets — considered innovative, scrappy and revolutionary for its time.

Ron and Diane moved their family to Danville in 1969 and joined St. Isidore’s Catholic Church, members of the choir where they sang together for more than 40 years. Ron loved his family and spending time at the beach, around the pool and tending the barbecue. With a wife, seven kids and a dog, traveling with the family was always a memorable experience.

Memorial services are planned for Friday, Dec. 27, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Isidore’s Catholic Church in Danville.

The family wishes to thank the caregivers at the Valle Verde Care Home in San Ramon for their loving care of Ron over the past year. 

Paul F. Mahler, 65, passed away on Dec. 9, 2019, two weeks after suffering sudden cardiac arrest. The oldest child of Clifford and Patricia Mahler, Paul was born in Queens, N.Y., in 1954. Paul and family moved to Northern California when he was 12 years old, where he graduated from Bellarmine College Preparatory School in 1972, and the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1976. 

While in college, Paul met his best friend, Joni Dolph, and they married in 1979. Paul completed his law degree at the University of California Berkeley’s Boalt Hall in 1980. Paul and Joni settled in Alameda in 1983, where together they established their careers, started their family, raised their children and developed their deep and loving community of friends and colleagues. Paul and Joni celebrated 40 years of marriage in November 2019. 

Paul is survived by his wife, Joni, and their two children, Christopher James Mahler, 22 and Sarah Elizabeth Mahler, 20. Paul is also survived by his five siblings and their spouses: Barbara Clark (Chris), Andrew (Lisa), Frederick, Elizabeth (Pamela), and Matthew (Jennifer), sister-in-law Susan Mahler, and by his 13 nieces and nephews: Andrew (Elizabeth) Dolph, Charlie (Alicia), Katie (Marshall), Andrew (Malia) and Jeffrey (Jordan) Clark, Logan, Alicia, Paige, Patrick, Lindsay and Kyle Mahler, and Isabel and Theodore Keith-Mahler, as well as grand-nieces and nephews. 

Paul was beloved by all named here along with many more in his large extended family. Paul enjoyed a successful private business law practice, and served as counsel to the firm Bramson, Plutzik, Mahler and Birkhaeuser. He taught legal ethics and corporate law classes for a Bay Area paralegal program, and was engaged in civic activities in both Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. 

Outside of family, work and volunteer activities, Paul was an avid Bay Area sports fan, frequently attending Oakland A’s games. He was a crossword and jigsaw puzzle master, and loved a good barbecue with friends and family. 

Paul is described by people who knew him as kind, gentle, patient and self-effacing. He possessed a great intelligence and was witty, fun-loving and full of good cheer. 

A devoted family man, Paul lived for his family and devoted his life to their well-being. He loved his children with all his being and his wife with all his heart. He received much joy from his loving relationships with his five siblings and their families. An attorney, teacher, community member and friend, Paul offered his time, expertise, generosity and help for so many who sought his counsel and enjoyed his friendship. Those who even casually knew Paul speak of a man who was amazingly approachable, respectful, helpful and generous, and feel blessed to have had him in their lives. 

To say that Paul will be missed is a vast understatement. His selfless offering of love to so many reflected his life in service to others. 

A church service will be held at 1 p.m., this Saturday, Jan. 4, at St. Joseph Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St. The service is open to all, with no RSVP necessary. 

A private memorial reception will follow. 

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to an organization Paul avidly supported, the Medical Clown Project, Inc., 5716 Skyview Pl. El Sobrante, CA. 94803, or at www.medicalclownproject.org.

Feb. 7, 1931 – Nov. 15, 2019
Resident of Alameda

Patricia Sande Storm, a native Alamedan, passed peacefully on Nov. 15, 2019, surrounded by family. Patricia was preceded in death by her beloved husband Warren, her loving parents John L. and Ruth Sande, and son-in-law Glen Brock. 

She leaves, with beautiful memories, her adoring children: Sande Brock of Houston, Tex., and Nancy Landreth (Michael) of Alameda, and her grandchildren, who were her pride and joy: Alexander Brock, Kristina Landreth, Kirsten Brock and Julia Landreth.

Patricia attended Longfellow and Washington schools, and was a 1949 graduate of Alameda High School. She was a valued employee of Standard Oil Company until her retirement to start a family with Warren, her husband of 65 years.

An active, longtime member of Twin Towers United Methodist Church, she embarked on her religious journey as a youngster: walking to Santa Clara Avenue United Methodist Church, joining the church at age 11, and remained a dedicated member her whole life.

For many years, Patricia and Warren were active members of the Acorn A’s Model A Ford Club where they enjoyed touring the western states in their 1930 Model A Ford with their friends. She practiced yoga for 25 years and enjoyed water aerobics with the WETS swim group. She was a dedicated Ruth Circle member, Girl Scout leader, PTA member and honorary service award recipient and she volunteered in schools across Alameda.

Patricia’s kind, optimistic and giving spirit will be forever remembered. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, Jan. 18, at 11 a.m. at Twin Towers United Methodist Church, 1411 Oak St. In lieu of flowers, donations to Alameda Meals on Wheels are preferred. 

For more information contact Harry W. Greer, funeral director (FDR-745).

Alameda Funeral & Cremation Services. 1415 Oak St., Alameda
alamedafuneral.org    522-6020

 

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