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Reed, Whitney  
WHITNEY REED August 20, 1932 - January 9, 2015 Resident of Alameda Whitney Reed native of Alameda passed away in Oakland, CA. January 9, 2015 at the age of 82. Whitney was the No. 1 ranked US Tennis Professional in 1961. He was ranked in the top ten in 1957,1959, 1960 and 1962. In 1959 he won the NCAA intercollegiate singles championship while at San Jose State. He was named to the US Davis Cup squad in 1958, 1961 and 1962. Whitney won the 1961 and 1963 singles Canadian National Championships. He started playing tennis at the age of seven. He was involved in the Harbor Bay Tennis Club and the South Shore Beach and Tennis Club. He was USAF Korea War Veteran. He was a member of the Alameda Eagles Lodge No. 1076 F.O.E. He is survived by his son Whitney Reed Jr., and his LOVE and caregiver Gail Feaster. Celebration of Life Services are pending. For further information please call: Harry W. Greer, Funeral Director, FDR-745. Alamedafuneral.org
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Published in Inside Bay Area from Jan. 18 to Jan. 23, 2015
Rivet, Roberta  
Roberta Rivet 08/01/1949 - 12/27/2014 Castro Valley Roberta Rivet died on December 27, 2014, after a short illness. She was 65. A lifelong resident of Alameda County, Roberta was born to Roy and Mabel Young of San Lorenzo, attended schools (including Arroyo High School) in San Lorenzo and was a graduate of Heald's Business College in Hayward. Her Heald's classes eventually led her to a job as a secretary at R.T. Nahas and Co., owners of the Castro Village Shopping Center in Castro Valley and the Newark Square Shopping Center. Early in her 30-year tenure with Nahas, she worked her wayup to become property manager for both centers. During her 40 years in Castro Valley, Roberta lent her developing expertise to nearly every local worthy cause and charitable organization of note, including the East Bay Cancer Support Group, Eden Foundation, Oakland Coliseum Foundation, Castro Valley Arts Foundation, Castro Valley Redevelopment Citizens' Advisory Committee, the Urban Farming Program of the Alameda County Deputy Sheriffs' Activities League and Alameda County Successor Oversight Board. She served on the Castro Valley Municipal Advisory Committee from 1999 to 2007, including two terms as its president. A longtime member of the Castro Valley Chamber of Commerce, she served on its board of directors, including terms as President of the Board, for many years. In 2008, she was recruited to become Executive Director of the Chamber, where she oversaw its expansion from Castro Valley to serving the other unincorporated communities of Ashland, Cherryland and San Lorenzo, under the new name of Castro Valley/Eden Area Chamber of Commerce. She is survived by her husband of 25 years, Bernard Rivet; son Adam Buchan of Stockton; grandchildren Marisa Jones of Oklahoma and Connor Buchan of Stockton; sisters Rhonda Jones of Stockton and Judy Roberts of San Diego and half-siblings Paula Daniels of Linwood and Robert Young of Cottonwood, AZ. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 24, 2015, at the Castro Valley Moose Lodge. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alameda County Deputy Sheriffs' Activities League, Urban Farming Program, 16378 E. 14th Street, Suite #100, San Leandro, CA 94578, or Family Emergency Shelter Coalition (FESCO), 21455 Birch St., #5, Hayward, CA 94541.
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Published in Inside Bay Area on Jan. 22, 2015
Rucker Sr., Harold Jerome  
Harold Jerome Rucker, Sr. Nov. 6, 1948 – Jan. 12, 2015 Resident of Hayward Harold Jerome Rucker Sr., 66, of Hayward, CA went home to be with the Lord, Mon., Jan. 12, 2015, at 6:30 am. Harold was born on Nov. 6, 1948 in Cleveland, OH, the son of Rev Tony S. and Etta Ree Smith Rucker. He was married to Billie Ann Welch Rucker from 1968 to1978 and two children were born from that union. He later met Marva Lynn Hickman in 1985 where they formed a long time partnership until his death. Harold graduated from John F. Kennedy High School in Cleveland, OH in 1967. After high school, Harold served in the United States Army as a First Lieutenant, Aviation Commander and Helicopter Pilot. He served in the Vietnam War and later received an Army Aviator Badge, Vietnam Service Metal with one Bronze Service Star, Air Medal, and a Republic Vietnam Campaign Metal. Harold attended Evergreen College in San Jose, CA majoring in Electronics. Harold was employed by the Federal Aviation Administration as an Air Traffic Controller and later retired from the United States Postal Service. He is survived by his partner Marva Hickman of Hayward, CA and two children, Harold Jerome Jr., of Elk Grove, CA and Teresa Delores of Monterey, CA, grandson, Jory of Los Angeles, CA and a host of Aunts, Uncles, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and a stepmother, Gladys Rucker. We celebrate a life well-lived and a person well-loved. Harold will be truly missed by all that knew him.
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Published in Inside Bay Area on Jan. 25, 2015
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