Obituaries

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James “Jim” Moreno passed away on Sept. 7 surrounded by his loving family.
Jim leaves behind his two children, Michael and Lisa; grandsons: Arlo, Dashiel and Skyler; siblings: Becky, Henry, Jesse and Trish; beloved cousin Toni; ex-wife Pati and 15 nieces and nephews, and 16 great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jess and Esther, and sister Gina.

Jim graduated from Encinal High School in Alameda, then joined the Air Force and stayed on for four years. He loved the work he did as a teamster, and made countless friends on the many sets he was on. 

He enjoyed traveling, whether through work or with family and friends, and he was always up for a new adventure, even if it was just a hike in the hills.

Jim was especially proud of being a grandpa. He adored his three grandsons and often spoke of his desire to move north to be closer to them. He took them on adventures to the places he loved and started compiling a list of locations to take them once he finally relocated to the Bay Area.

A celebration of Jim’s life has been scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 6, at noon at Phoenix Alameda, located at 2513 Lincoln Ave. 

In lieu of flowers, the Moreno family has set up a memorial fund in Jim’s name on the crowdfunding site gofundme.com. Funds raised will  assist in furthering his grandchildren’s education and covering their day-to-day living expenses.

 

Arnold L. Hayes, 91, passed away at his home in Alameda, on Sept. 24, 2018. He was the husband of the late Geraldine Hayes, the loving father of: Steve Hayes (Bia), Teri Cunningham (Mike), Mark Hayes, Lynn Hayes Morris and Heidi Jones (Mike), and grandfather of 16 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.  

He was pre-deceased by 11 brothers and two sisters. He was a resident of Alameda for 65 years. He loved his family and loved attending his grandchildren’s events. He enjoyed sports. 

Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation this Friday, Sept. 28, from 5 to 8 p.m. and funeral services Saturday, Sept. 29, at 11 a.m. at the Alameda Funeral and Cremation Services Chapel, 1415 Oak St., Alameda. Interment Amador Memorial Cemetery, Pioneer, Calif.  

For more information call Harry W. Greer, Funeral Director (FDR-745).   

 

Alexander “Alex” P. Reisbord passed away peacefully on Sept. 10 in Alameda. 
He is survived by his wife Dotti, his brother David (Lizzy) Reisbord of Santa Monica, his sister Susan Martin of Abiquiu, N.M., two daughters, Coriander (William) Reisbord and Jessica (Jim) Grove, a son John and two stepchildren Teresa (Dean) Milligan and Kevin (Tracey) Hattori, as well as five grandchildren. 

Alex attended Occidental College in Los Angeles where he and his brother were active members of the track team. He also attended the University of Washington for one year. 

Alex joined the Peace Corps and served as a trainer of mathematics teachers at Kenyatta College in Nairobi, Kenya, for two years. Alex earned his Masters Degree in mathematics from Brown University in 1968. 

Alex taught secondary mathematics for the Los Angeles Unified School District his entire career. He was one the first teachers in Los Angeles to become a national board-certified teacher. 

During his life he ran three marathons and successfully completed two jaunts with the California Aids-Life Cycle from San Francisco to Los Angeles, the last while he was in his late 60s. 

The love of travel took Alex and Dotti to 38 different countries. He became quite accomplished in the art of stained glass at Mastick Senior Center, producing some stunning pieces. 

Alex’s infectious smile and kind manner endeared him to so many friends and acquaintances. He will be long remembered. 

“Rest in peace, you sweet man.”

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