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Harvey Hanson III was a resident of Alameda. He lived a fulfilled life until the age of 71 and is survived by his wife Fe, his eldest son Sean (Anna), and his twin daughters Victoria and Elizabeth. He is also survived by his younger brother David (Michelle), his twin nephews Jonathan and Nathan, and other relatives.  

Harvey grew up in Philadelphia and was preceded in death by his parents Harvey Jr. and Jane Hanson. He lived there until he joined the Navy in his early 20s which relocated him to California. While in the Navy, Harvey fulfilled his passions by singing in the choir and playing tennis. 

He had an industrious career in banking where he met his wife Fe. Harvey loved to cook and watch sports, especially the San Jose Sharks and the Golden State Warriors. In his free time he was an avid reader, enjoyed brushing up on his history knowledge, wine tasting, classic automobiles and spending time with his beloved pets. 

In remembrance, his viewing will be held at 11:30 a.m. this Friday, April 12, followed by a funeral service. Harvey will be laid to rest at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery and Funeral Center located at 1051 Harder Rd. Hayward, CA, 94542. 537-6600.

Herb Fassler peacefully passed away March 2, 2019, at his home in Green Valley, Ariz., with his wife and children at his side. 

Herb was born in San Francisco on June 8, 1943, and attended Riordan High School (Class of 1961). He graduated from University of California, Berkeley in 1965. Upon graduating, Herb joined the Alameda Police Department. 

After proudly serving the City of Alameda, he spent 24 years with East Bay Regional Parks District serving as the captain of the police department and retiring as the fire marshal. Herb was always quick in spotting a need, be it coaching his children’s sports team or helping a friend.

Upon retirement, Herb and Debra moved to Green Valley where they enjoyed golfing, fishing and traveling. Herb was also an active member of both the Alameda and Green Valley Elks Clubs.

Herb is survived by his wife, Debra Brennen Fassler; his four children: Michael Fassler, Timothy Fassler, Brian Fassler and Melissa Hauer and five grandchildren: Amanda Fassler, Jarod Fassler, Genevieve Hauer, Maximilian Hauer and Nicolas Fassler. He is also survived by sisters, Patricia Barsotti and Joan Friel and ex-wife Madeline Deaton. 

He was predeceased by his parents, Herbert and Imelda Fassler and sister Joyce Alioto.

A celebration of life mass will be held on Saturday, April 27, at 10 a.m. at St. Philip Neri Church, 3100 Van Buren St., with a reception to follow. 

To honor Herb’s love of Cal, guests are invited to wear blue and gold.


Florence Jeannette Cote, 90, passed away surrounded by family on March 24, 2019. She is survived by three loving daughters: Michelle McCourt, Denise LaBarre and Collette McHugh, two sons-in-law, Eugene LaBarre and Karl McHugh, 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She will also be dearly missed by many other relatives and friends.

Florence was born on June 6, 1928, in Manchester, N.H. A diligent student all her life, Florence was the first person in her family to graduate from college, Mount St. Mary College, in 1949. Shortly after graduation, Florence married J.P. Maurice Cote, to whom she was married to for 50 years, until Maurice’s death in 2001. 

Florence and Maurice raised their three daughters in Manchester and were active members of their community throughout their lives. Florence was also a first-grade teacher in Manchester public schools for 20 years. Florence spent her later years with her daughters and their families in Clinton, Mass., and Jamaica Plain, Mass. 

Florence loved nothing more than being with family. Whether she was playing the spoons at one of her famous Christmas parties or holding one of her great-grandchildren in her arms, Florence was always happiest when she saw her family all together. 

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Sunday, March 31, from 3 to 6 p.m. at Mann and Rodgers Funeral Homes, 44 Perkins St., Jamaica Plain, with a funeral mass on Monday, April 1, at 9 a.m. at St. Ann’s Parish in Dorchester, Mass. Interment will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Manchester.