Obituaries

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Carrie Marie Gomes passed away Nov. 25, 2019, in Hayward. She was born June 22, 1958, in Oakland and was a lifelong resident of Alameda.  

Carrie graduated Encinal High School in 1976. She was the mother of Cristina Alaniz of Oakley and Marisa Sousa-Satizabal of Livermore; grandmother of Marcelo and Mateo Satizabal; sister of: Edward, Anthony, Danny and Josephine Gomes and Johnny Bignone.  She was the daughter of Ed Gomes of Hawaii and the late Louise Bignone. 

Family and friends are invited to attend memorial services Thursday, March 19, at 4 p.m. at the Alameda Funeral and Cremation Services Chapel, 1415 Oak St., Alameda. 

For more information, contact Harry W. Greer, funeral director (FDR-745). 

Luz G. Guidici passed away on Feb. 29, 2020, peacefully, in her sleep, within 10 miles of where she was born. The proximity of her birth and death belies all that she traversed in her 103 years.

Luz was born on Dec. 26, 1916, and grew up in the Piedmont Avenue neighborhood of Oakland. She was one of six children born to Jean and Louise Gouailhardou. In her youth she enjoyed sports and acrobatic dancing. She graduated from Oakland Tech High School in 1934, the only one of her siblings to do so.

In 1941, Luz married John J. Guidici, a fellow Oakland Tech grad. At the time of their marriage, John was a merchant mariner. Married life prompted him to leave the high seas to become an Oakland police officer, eventually becoming captain of the force. Luz supported his career and maintained their household.

Luz and John were the proud parents of three daughters: Luzanne, Ginette and Denise. Luz was a homemaker and community volunteer for the Emerson Elementary PTA and Samuel Merritt Hospital, now Alta Bates Summit Medical Center. 

Luz enjoyed sewing, crocheting, playing bridge and actively participating in the Catholic Church. She was a terrific cook who specialized in serving family dinner — from weekly Sunday gatherings to traditional Christmas Eve celebrations. Her prized French apple pie was a crowd favorite. She was a generous host as she never shied away from inviting guests to dinner or housing foreign exchange students.

In their retirement years, John and Luz moved to Alameda. Many will remember Luz from her participation in St. Albert’s Church and from the hundreds of baby blankets she crocheted and distributed to friends and family near and far. 

Luz was an Oaklander through and through. She was a fan of the Oakland A’s, Fenton’s Ice Creamery, Casper’s Hot Dogs and Neldam’s Bakery. She loved Piedmont Avenue and even served as Miss Piedmont Avenue in 1935. She and John liked to travel. Hawaii and Alaska and trips to Italy and France were among their favorites.

Luz was preceded in death by her husband (John Guidici) and all her siblings. She leaves behind her daughters: Luzanne (Tom) Engh of Alameda, Ginette (Senator) Raygor of Walla Walla, Wash., Denise Guidici of Crosswicks, N.J., and grandchildren: Michele and Nicole, Scott and Stacy, Matt and Tim and 11 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, send donations in Luz Guidici’s memory to the Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Newborn Intensive Care Unit Fund at Alta Bates Summit Philanthropy, 2855 Telegraph Ave., #601, Berkeley, CA 94705. The family plans a small private service in the spring. 
For more info, contact Harry W. Greer, funeral director (FDR-745). 

Adeline Peters (1918–2019) was a member of the Alameda community and Immanuel Lutheran Church for nearly 70 years. She died last October. 

A memorial service will be held in her name on Saturday, March 14. Come help celebrate her life, contributions, dedication and hard work for the church — and her ready wit and marvelous sense of humor.

The memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1910 Santa Clara Ave. 

A reception will follow the service.

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