Obituaries

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Maureen Weaver passed peacefully at home on June 19, 2018, after a courageous five-year battle with ovarian cancer. Maureen was born on Oct. 5, 1939, in Selden, Kan., to the late Edward (Ted) and Eulalia Pauls Berls. She was also preceded in death by her sister Patricia Berls Bacon.   

Maureen graduated high school in Oberlin, Kan., in 1957. She studied one year at Marymount College in Salina, Kan., before attending Kansas State University from 1958 to 1961, graduating with a Bachelor’s in English and a minor in Spanish. While attending K-State she was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority.

Maureen moved to Denver and taught school at Kunsmiller Junior High School. She married Malcolm Weaver on Aug. 5, 1967. They moved to the Bay Area in 1969, and lived in Tiburon and, eventually, Alameda. 

Maureen taught English and Spanish at Bret Harte Junior High School in Oakland for many years, before purchasing the Travel Shoppe in Alameda in 1979. She spent the next 39 years building a highly respected business booking travel, counseling clients on vacations, honeymoons and company travel.

She served on the board of the Willows and also the Boys and Girls Club in Alameda.
Maureen’s passions included being an Oakland Raider fan, cooking, golf, playing bridge, getting together with friends and clients and of course, traveling. 

Maureen is survived by her husband Malcolm, stepchildren: Joel, John, Bruce (Brenda) Weaver and Lisa (Philip) Gosselin, sisters Marlene (Duane) Weigel, Hays, Kan., Jan Berls, Indiana, Pa., Cynthia Berls, Alameda and brother Gerald (Maria) Berls, of Ellis, Kan. She will also be missed by many step-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and friends.

A private funeral mass and celebration of life will be held at a later date.  For more information please call Harry W. Greer, Funeral Director (FDR-745).

Maxine Yvonne (Coates) Carlysle, 94, passed away July 6, 2018, in San Pablo. She was born at Alameda Hospital on Sept. 30, 1923. 

Maxine was the loving mother of Lauren Carlysle; devoted Grammy of: Heidi Moss-Nikban (deceased), Wendy Moss-Dominguez, (David) and Michaelyn Smith; and cherished Great-Grammy of: Alexis Vaca, Alex, Cameron, Joey (deceased), Chris Nikban and Davey Dominguez. 

Maxine was raised in Oakland, and attended University High School, class of 1941. 

She was a resident of Alameda for more than 40 years. She spent her professional life as a secretary for the Laborers’ Union. 

She took up painting at the age of 50 and became a member of the Alameda Art Association. Her interests were traveling, cooking, painting and sewing. She also had a love for fashion. 
Maxine was a dear friend to many. Our family could not have asked for a kinder, more loving or sweeter mother and grandmother.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, July 27, at 1 p.m. at Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland followed by a high tea reception.

Longtime Alameda resident Margaret Elizabeth (Bain) Blount, 92, passed away unexpectedly on June 22, 2018. She was surrounded by family.

Margaret was born on May 21, 1926, in Oakland to Alexander Simers and Mabel Robertson Bain formerly of Dundee, Scotland. She is predeceased by the love of her life and husband Joe and her brother and sister-in-law Alexander Morris and Evelyn Bain. She is survived by her daughter Alexandrian “Sandy” Black; brother Thomas (Deanna) Bain; Cherished nephew and niece, Ronald and Debra Bain; life-long friend Barbara (Rodgers) Butler; and many other adored family and friends all of whom felt her love immensely.

Margaret graduated from Fremont High School, class of 1944, During World War II. She worked as a payroll key punch operator in the hatch cover division for the USN Liberty Ships in Richmond. Later she worked in the Bank of America Stock Transfer Department, in San Francisco. She was fondly referred to as “the toy lady” during her 1970s tenure at Toy Town, at South Shore Center in Alameda.

Margaret and Joe shared an uncommonly joyous marriage from 1953 until he passed away in 1997. They were best friends and partners in life sharing years of happiness, laughter and sunburns with family and friends at their Santa Cruz beach cottage. 

Margaret was a world traveler. A specific highlight for her was riding a mule to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. A proud full-blooded Scot, she will be remembered for her love of life; her warmth; smile; optimism and generosity; tireless work ethic; her unwavering support through her volunteer efforts at Alameda Hospital and heartfelt support to her family and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. this Saturday, July 21, at Alameda Funeral & Cremation Services, 1415 Oak St., Alameda, CA 94501. Please make any donation in Margaret’s memory to the charity of your choice or to the Alameda Hospital Auxiliary, 2070 Clinton Ave., Alameda CA 94501. For more information call Harry W. Greer, Funeral Director (CA Lic. FDR-745).

 

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