Obituaries

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Robert “Bobby” Ramirez, beloved husband and father, passed away April 12, 2019. Bobby was born in Oakland on July, 16, 1946, and graduated from Alameda High School. 

He was predeceased by his mother, Charlotte (Carlotta Nava) and father, Frank Ramirez, his brothers Frank Ramirez, Jr., and Albert Ramirez, his sister Frances Corral and brother-in-law Marc Richardson. 

He leaves his adoring wife Victoria and loving sons Matthew and Marc Ramirez. He also leaves his sisters: Lois, Marsha and Patricia; brothers: Richard (Theresa), Edward (Regina) and Raymond; and his uncles Albert and Daniel. At his and Vicky’s marriage, he became an older brother to his young brothers-in-law: Marc, Matthew, Jon and Marshall (Luke). He also leaves so many nieces and nephews.

Bobby loved his music and always kept his iPod updated and blasting while driving around town on his daily chores. He loved to kid around with all his friends at the local grocery and department stores. 

His greatest hobby was genealogy. He worked feverishly on his and Vicky’s family, amassing more than 700 names and family history. 

Bobby was a die-hard movie watcher, especially Westerns, World War II stories and 1930s or ’40s-era comedies. 

Bobby served in the U.S. Air Force (active and reserve) ending his career as a Tech Sergeant. 

Bobby will be missed more than words can express.

Martha Loughran, a long-time resident of Alameda, passed away peacefully April 25 at Oakmont of Concord Assisted Living with her husband James Loughran by her side.

For many years, Martha took great joy in working part-time for Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wines. Martha was always very involved in the Alameda community through her many volunteer activities including at schools and libraries. In her later years, she loved her volunteer activities at the Mastick Senior Center in Alameda. 

Martha loved music and reading. She enjoyed going to musicals and plays with family and friends, and had a wonderful smile that could light up a room.

Martha is survived by her loving husband, James; daughter, Stacey Loughran (Walt Dieckmann) of Wildomar, Calif.; son, Sean Loughran (Christina) of Orinda; daughter, Stephanie Mackin (John) of Sonoma and grandchildren, Ryan Loughran and Caitlin Loughran.

A small service will be held in the future. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Alzheimers Association.

Robert “Bobby” Ramirez, beloved husband and father, passed away April 12, 2019. Bobby was born in Oakland on July, 16, 1946, and graduated from Alameda High School. 

He was predeceased by his mother, Charlotte (Carlotta Nava) and father, Frank Ramirez, his brothers Frank Ramirez, Jr., and Albert Ramirez, his sister Frances Corral and brother-in-law Marc Richardson. 

He leaves his adoring wife Victoria and loving sons Matthew and Marc Ramirez. He also leaves his sisters: Lois, Marsha and Patricia; brothers: Richard (Theresa), Edward (Regina) and Raymond; and his uncles Albert and Daniel. At he and Vicky’s marriage, he became an older brother to his young brothers-in-law: Marc, Matthew, Jon and Marshall (Luke). He also leaves so many nieces and nephews.

Bobby loved his music and always kept his iPod updated and blasting while driving around town on his daily chores. He loved to kid around with all his friends at the local grocery and department stores. 

His greatest hobby was genealogy. He worked feverishly on his and Vicky’s family, amassing more than 700 names and family history. 

Bobby was a die-hard movie watcher, especially Westerns, World War II stories and 1930s or ’40s-era comedies. 

Bobby served in the U.S. Air Force (active and reserve) ending as a Tech Sergeant. 

Bobby will be missed more than words can express.

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