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Adams, Jerry Gilbert  
Jerry Gilbert Adams March 15, 1932 - Aug. 10, 2015 Resident of Vacaville Jerry G. Adams (83) of Vacaville, CA passed away on Aug. 10, 2015. He was born March 15th, 1932 in Quincy, CA. Most of his life was spent in Alameda where he grew up and then raised a family of his own. Jerry was an elevator mechanic in the Union and helped build many of the buildings in and around the SF Bay Area. He loved the great outdoors, especially fishing and would fish every chance he got before his health prohibited it. Jerry was a loving father, grandfather and great grandfather. He liked everyone and would talk to anyone who would listen to him. In passing he leaves behind three children, Carol, Dave and Rick, 4 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. He also leaves behind his life partner Myrt Lentini and her children. Dad, Jerry will forever be in our hearts and we will miss him greatly.
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Published in Inside Bay Area on Aug. 23, 2015
Aguiar, Michael P.  
Michael P. Aguiar May 1, 1941 - Aug. 23, 2015 Resident of Auburn Michael P. Aguiar (74) of Auburn, CA passed away on August 23, 2015. Michael was born in Hilo. Hawaii and lived most of his life in Fremont. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1960-1964. He worked for over 30 years as a sheet metal journeyman with local union 104. He was a member of the Fremont racing pigeon club and enjoyed coaching Little League baseball. He is lovingly survived by his four children, Debra Romero, Lisa Aguiar-Cromer, Steven Aguiar and Kathleen Aguiar. He is also survived by his brother, Dr. James Aguiar, sister Dorothy Fuller, nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to attend a 4:30 - 8:00PM visitation on Thursday, August 27th with an 7:00PM Vigil at Berge-Pappas-Smith Chapel of the Angels, 40842 Fremont Blvd., Fremont, CA 94538. A 9:00AM Mass of Resurrection will be held at Mission San Jose, 43300 Mission Blvd., Fremont, CA 94539. Interment will follow at Holy Sepulchre in Hayward.
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Published in Inside Bay Area on Aug. 27, 2015
Araujo, Phyllis Mae  
Phyllis Mae Araujo May 10, 1926 - August 19, 2015 Resident of Folsom We carry you with us, in all that we do. What good we may be, we owe all to you, The walk is not easy, but one thing is true, The path we are given, will lead us to you. When that day comes, when we see your face, All hurt will be gone; we'll be back in place. Phyllis will be laid to rest next to her sweetheart of 60 years. She will be missed by many, and as usual, "Love You More." Family and Friends are invited to attend an Visitation on Wed., Aug. 26 from 5:00 - 8:30 pm with a 7:00 pm Vigil at Holy Angels Funeral Center, 1051 Harder Rd.,Hayward. Funeral Service will be on Thurs. Aug. 27th @ 12:00 pm at Holy Angels Funeral Center. Burial to follow to Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Shriners Hospital for Children. Mailed to: Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California Attn.Development Department, 2425 Stockton Boulevard Sacramento, CA 95817
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Published in Inside Bay Area on Aug. 25, 2015
Barnes-Capers, Barbara  
Barbara Barnes-Capers Aug. 27, 1952 - Aug. 24, 2009 Resident of Oakland Six years ago God called you home. Not one day has gone by that I haven't asked why. I realize now that He loves you as much as I do. I thank God for the wonderful times that he gave me with you. I will love you forever. Happy Birthday. Love you, James
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Published in Inside Bay Area on Aug. 27, 2015
Battle Jr., Robert  
ROBERT BATTLE JR. September 12, 1931 - August 15, 2015 Resident of Oakland Robert was born in Monroe, LA on September 12, 1931 to Robert and Laura Lynn (nee Mack). Robert came to Alameda, CA in 1943. He attended Washington Elementary School and graduated from Alameda High School in 1950. He enrolled at The College of San Francisco and in August 1950, his national Guard Unit was activated to duty during the Korean War. After his honorable discharge from active duty in 1953, Robert worked for the US Postal Service and returned to college. He also worked for General Motors, Cal OSHA as a safety engineer, but he had a long-term career working of almost 40 years with the Port of Oakland ILWU Local 34. Robert is survived by his wife of 57 years, Yvonne Cecelia (nee Avery), his 3 adult children, Roderick Anthony, Anita Michelle and Michael Antone. He was blessed with 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Robert was an avid sports enthusiast and he loved working out daily at the Oakland YMCA. He had a passion for jazz, nice cars. As a Christian, he lived a life of service. He was well-known for coaching and mentoring. He always had a great story or words of wisdom to share. Visitation will be on Monday August 24, 2015 Noon to 8:00 P.M. with a Vigil Service at 7:00 P.M. at the Santos-Robinson Mortuary 160 Estudillo Ave. San Leandro. The Funeral Liturgy celebrating his life will be on Tuesday at 11:00 A.M. at St. Paschal Baylon Church 3700 Dorsia Ave. Oakland. Robert will be laid to rest at Sacrament Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, CA. In lieu of flowers, please be as generous as you can by donating to the Oakland YMCA Annual Campaign in the name of Robert Battle, Jr.
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Published in Inside Bay Area on Aug. 23, 2015
Biglow, Barbara  
Barbara Biglow Aug. 22, 1926 ~ Aug. 23, 2015 Resident of Brentwood Barbara Jeanne Biglow was born in Antioch CA on August 22, 1926 where she was raised by her parents, Joy and Retha Bowman. She died just three and a half hours after her 89th birthday. Graduating from AHS with the class of 1944, during which time she enjoyed her duties as cheerleader and drum majorette among other activities. During her teen years mom was employed as an usherette and cashier at the El Campanil Theatre and also as a part time clerk at the City of Antioch. After graduation she moved to San Francisco where she worked for Warner Brothers Film Distribution. In 1945 she married Vernon Biglow during the WWll conflict while he was serving in the US Navy. Upon his discharge in 1946, she returned to Antioch to make her home, shortly thereafter to Paso Robles for a two year farming adventure returning to Antioch where she remained until moving to Brentwood in 1977. She was employed at a legal secretary for a number of years with the firm of Hamm, Arnason, Waldie and Rockwell. Then she transferred her sparkling personality to end her working years as an administrative assistant to Antioch Police Chief, Hap Carlson. Mom was known for her extremely outgoing friendly and quirky nature. She truly brightened up a room just by walking in. Upon dad's passing 30 years ago, she joined the gym and was a faithful gym rat for over 25 years. Aerobics, weight training and yoga were her specialties. She was also an avid tole painter and is known for getting to know people, then creating something for them as a gift. She was a rare gem of a person. She always said that you can find good in any person, but sometimes you have to look really hard to do so. Her brother Jack Bowman passed away on the very same day that she did. Preceded in death by her parents, husband Vern, and her other brother Stony. Survived the daughter, Terry Lauritzen of Merced, sons Mike (Karen) Biglow of Modesto, Tim (Rosemary) Biglow of Brentwood. Grandaughters, Josie Esau and Amanda Biglow Brady. Grandsons, John, Jack, Jacob and Dan Biglow, Chris Lauritzen and nine grandchildren. Services will be held on September 4th at 4pm at Higgins Funeral Chapel in Antioch. The family extends a huge thank you to ALL of the caregivers who took such good care of mom through the years on mom's dementia journey. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution in mom's name with the American Alzheimer's Association at www.alz.org
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Published in Inside Bay Area on Aug. 26, 2015
Campbell, Marion Dean  
Marion Dean Campbell Mar. 8, 1933 - Aug. 17, 2015 Fremont Marion Dean Campbell passed away peacefully Monday, August 17 in Manteca, Ca. at the age of 82. Dean grew up on a farm in Kansas and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. Afterward, he earned a bachelor's degree from California State University, Fresno and a law degree from UC Hastings. He settled in the Tri-City area to help raise a family, practice law and avidly root for the Oakland Raiders. Dean enjoyed traveling and the outdoors—especially hunting and fishing. He kept up with the news and regularly engaged folks in conversation about sports, current events and politics. He loved to cook and will be remembered for his signature fried chicken and Caesar salad. In his later years, Dean moved to Manteca where he enjoyed golf and the slower pace of life. Dean spent his final years at Brookdale Senior Living where his infectious smile radiated friendliness. He is survived by siblings Donal Campbell (Glenda), Bertha Mae Watson (Gary) and Connie Kleinschmidt (Mel) of Kansas; daughter Cathy McCall (Ted) of San Lorenzo; son David Campbell of Fremont; daughter Janet Campbell of Hawaii, and granddaughters, Dana and Hayley. At the family's request, no services will be held. Donations may be made in Dean's honor to the Alzheimer's Association or Optimal Hospice Foundation.
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Published in Inside Bay Area on Aug. 23, 2015
Cantelow, Alice Ann  
Alice Ann Cantelow Feb 29, 1924 - Aug 22, 2015 Port Townsend, WA Alice Ann passed away at her recent home in Port Townsend, Washington, surrounded by family after a long illness. She was 91. Alice Ann was dearly loved and respected by many. She touched everyone she met with her enthusiasm for life, fun nature, passion for the natural world, and devoted service to God. An athletic and academic standout at Anna Head School for Girls, Alice Ann went on to get bachelor's degrees at UC Berkeley and Cal Poly. For two years of World War II she served as a radioman and chauffeur. After raising 3 girls, with active involvement in their Girl Scout troops and PTAs, she went on to teach, be a park ranger (Grand Canyon) and naturalist (Sunol Regional Park). Her greatest achievement, though, was Shepherd's Gate, a shelter for homeless women and children which she founded in Livermore at age 60 and ran for nearly 10 years. Lives of more than 11,000 residents have been changed as a result. After retiring, Alice Ann brought the gospel to underprivileged families in the Bay Area, with the help of her donkey. Alice Ann will be missed dearly by so many, including her three daughters Ann Cantelow (Tom Miller) of Colorado, Alice Cantelow (Lester Lubetkin) of Placerville, and Phoebe Huffman (Darby) of Washington, and her four granddaughters, Xoe, Camille, Kaitlin, and Eliza. A fourth generation Californian with gold rush roots, Alice Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Elwood Wellman Wright and Estelle Eliza Cook Wright. Alice Ann's life will be celebrated at Shepherd's Gate, 1660 Portola Avenue, Livermore 94551 on Tuesday September 1 at 1pm. The family prefers donations in her memory be sent to Shepherd's Gate at https://www.shepherdsgate.org A second, family celebration will be held in Washington at a later date.
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Published in Inside Bay Area on Aug. 28, 2015
Canterberry, Thomas Scott  
Thomas Scott Canterberry April 10, 1952 - Aug. 11, 2015 Resident of Castro Valley Thomas Scott Canterberry, 63, passed away from cancer on Tues., Aug. 11, 2015 at his own home, surrounded by friends and family members. He was a lifelong resident of Alameda County. Tom was born on April 10, 1952 in Oakland. Tom's earliest years were spent in the Washington Manor neighborhood of San Leandro, where he resided with his parents and sister. When family difficulties forced fourteen school moves during grammar school years, Tom became so experienced at being "the new kid," that he made it his mission in life to always help people feel welcome and included. He graduated from Marina High School in 1970, where he played football, basketball, and baseball. Tom was a real estate agent in the Southern Alameda County area, an avid golfer, a member of the Willow Park Men's Club, and an attendee of Christ Church Tri-Valley in Pleasanton. Tom was a loving husband, wonderful father, a devoted friend, and a kind person to all who knew him. He leaves his loving wife, Martie Canterberry, his adoring son Thomas Jefferson "TJ" Canterberry, and a very large group of friends who cherished him like a brother. His nickname was "Handsome Tommy." He was preceded in death by his mother, Martha Juanita Canterberry, his sister Pamela Gayle Canterberry, and his father, Samuel McNary Canterberry. We will be celebrating Tom's homegoing on Sat., Aug. 29th. Services are at 11 a.m. at Neighborhood Church (3 Crosses) in Castro Valley, followed by a reception at Willow Park Event Center, Castro Valley, at 12:30 p.m. Donations in his memory can be made to Christ Church, 7020 Koll Center Parkway, Suite 110, Pleasanton, CA 94566 or The Golden Gate Boys Choir (GGBC) at 480 Larchmont St., Hayward, CA 94544.
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Published in Inside Bay Area from Aug. 21 to Aug. 25, 2015
Ceremelli, Lillian Anne  
In Loving Memory Lillian Anne Ceremelli Dec. 22, 1913 - Aug. 30, 2005 Mom, It has been ten years since you have been gone. We think about you every day. We miss your great sense of humor, your smile and your loving heart. Our hearts are still grieving for you and our relief is in knowing that you are resting in heaven and no longer suffering. We were truly blessed to have you as Mom, Mother-in-Law and Nana to our children. We love you and miss you always. Love Always, Joe, Sandy, Danny, Anna and Suzanne
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Published in Inside Bay Area on Aug. 30, 2015
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