Obituaries

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Kenneth Roy Heaton Sr, born September 25th, 1942 in Fargo, ND to the late Thomas and Jean Heaton, passed away on December 18th, 2021 in Martinez, California at The Martinez VA Hospital from natural causes. Ken lived in Antioch, CA with his son Terry Heaton where he enjoyed meeting up with his brothers and sisters who all lived close by in the Bay Area. He is survived by his four children, Terry Heaton, Michelle Goodness (Son-in-Law Nick Goodness and their 3 children Madeline, Daniella, and Logan), Robert Heaton (Daughter-in-Law Julie Heaton and their child Ella), and Kenny Heaton (Daughter-in-Law Sara Heaton) as well as his siblings Sharon Metz, Linda Wood, and Tommy Heaton.

Ken graduated from Alameda High School in 1959 and just after graduation he joined the U.S. Navy as a Seabee. He would love to tell stories of his time in service as a Seabee and even teach you some fun, maybe dirty, words he learned while traveling abroad. After his service in the Navy, Ken opened up his own business in Alameda called Knight Alarm where he would help protect families all across the Bay Area with his security equipment. He eventually sold his company to California Security where he stayed on as Area manager and was transferred to Truckee, CA where he worked with them up until 2016. Ken really enjoyed his time in Truckee as he loved to fish and camp.

From a young age, Ken was fascinated by cars and trucks. He and his younger brother Tommy would love to talk about what cars they use to own and build. One of Ken’s favorite events during the year was Hot August Nights in Reno, NV. He also enjoyed Thanksgivings where you could always catch him trying to sneak away with a few more shrimp or trying to get the first helping of Turkey skin right out of the oven. If you were lucky enough, you could even nudge Ken to dance a little bit to Dion and The Belmont’s “The Wanderer” with a little help from a few shots of Fireball.

Most of all, Ken loved his family and being with them whenever he could. He loved his children and grandchildren, his nieces and nephews, and his friends. He will certainly be missed and remembered by those who had the wonderful opportunity to know him.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life for, Kenneth Heaton Sr.

May 21, 2022 at 1:00 pm. at The Park Street Tavern 1901 Park St., Alameda

For further information please call, Harry Greer, Funeral Director, Alameda Funeral and Cremation Services. Alameda, CA 510-522-6020.

Daniel George Regan passed from this world at Kaiser Hospital in Oakland, CA on May 11, 2022.
He arrived in this world, to the delight of Margaret (DeMartini) and Daniel T. Regan, in San Francisco, CA on September 29, 1944.

He graduated from Sacred Heart Preparatory in June, 1963. He is an Air Force Veteran and served in Human Resources at Hickam Field, Hawaii.

He held a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from San Francisco State University and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from California State University at Hayward, CA.

He retired in 2000 after 29 years of service with the County of Alameda due to heart issues which culminated in a heart transplant on May 16, 2001. He maintained a positive attitude and a willingness to share his experience. He provided information, support and encouragement to those facing similar circumstances.

His life in ministry began with the Teen Club in his parish in Daly City. He was active in the Ecumenical Cursillo Organization both in San Francisco and the East Bay; and was a Rector in both areas. In retirement he became a Commissioned Minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of the Northern CA and NV Region and was certified as an Interim Minister by the Interim Ministry Network and served and preached at numerous Bay Area churches.

He was also active with the Seafarers’ Ministry – Port of Oakland providing spiritual resources to the men and women who work aboard the container ships.

Using his ministry and experience he was able to touch many lives with his readiness and disposition to assist those who needed help. In his work and personal life he strived to make our lives a little richer. He will not be forgotten by those who knew him.

And he was not without humor: his Guido Sarducci impersonation was legendary.

He leaves behind a loving family: his wife, Barbara; his son Jason and wife Madonna and children Sky, Dakota, Canyon and Sedona; daughter Jennifer and children Amberly, Stephen and Shawn; his former wife, Gladys; and two sisters, Margaret (Peggy) and Carole and a loving cousin, Karoline DeMartini and daughter Sarah. His nephews Kelly, Kirk, Thor and Scott; and brother-in-laws Stephen and Phil. His many friends over the years will also maintain his memory.

Family are friends are invited to celebrate Dan on Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 1912 Central Ave., Alameda. Please be advised that parking is limited to street parking only. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged to the Donor Network Association and the American Heart Association.

Helen died peacefully in her Alameda home surrounded by her family. She was born in San Francisco to Croatian immigrants Andro and Marie Capor, the eldest of four children. They lived in the Marina District until the family built a home in Oakland in 1938. She was a proud graduate of Holy Names High School. Helen married Emile Carles in 1949, becoming a wife, homemaker and then mother, her true vocation. She excelled in all the domestic arts of cooking, baking, sewing, knitting and gardening. She loved antiques and had a decorator’s touch. When she was blessed with grandchildren, she became known as “Bobbie.” She was delighted with that role and even more thrilled to become a great-grandmother. Although she and her husband were able to travel to Europe, South America and Canada and throughout the United States, she enjoyed her solitude at home. An avid reader, she was content with a book and a cat on her lap. She loved watching people and was an exceptional listener, allowing her to be a mentor to friends and family of all ages.

She is survived by daughters Jeanette Zugnoni (John) and Marianne Bautista; grandchildren Paul Zugnoni (Sophie), David Zugnoni, Emily Zugnoni, Melanie Bautista and Leon Bautista; great-grandchildren Adrian Chan-Zugnoni and Elliot Chan Zugnoni. Also survived by sister Marie Natoli, sister Nancy Miloslavich (Vic) and brother Mitch Capor (Claire); nieces Diane Loftus (Mark) and Michelle Capor; nephews Mitch Miloslavich (Lonette), David Miloslavich, Nick Miloslavich, Andy Miloslavich, Vince Miloslavich and Andrew Capor. Also survived by many more extended family in the United States and Croatia. Preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Emile Carles, son-in-law Leonard Bautista, nephew Stephen Natoli and brother-in-law Joseph Natoli.

Helen’s family wishes to acknowledge the wonderful care she received from Mark Hayman-Martinez RN, Julianna Ojibe and Diane Trujillo-Lopez of Crossroads Hospice. Loving care came from friend Esther P. Usison and caregivers Rosemarie Nicolabo, Pam Herrera, Justine Kolimlim, Eleonor Kolimlim, Joy Ann Racho, Carina Capistrano and Lolita de los Reyes.

Family and friends are invited to attend the services in honor of Helen. Visitation will be held on Monday, May 23, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with the Rosary at 6:00 p.m. at Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services, 2694 Blanding Ave., Alameda. The Funeral Mass will be offered on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Philip Neri Church, 3100 Van Buren St., Alameda. Burial will follow the Mass at Holy Sepulchre in Hayward with a reception lunch at Pier 29 Restaurant, 1148 Ballena Bay, Alameda following the burial.

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