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Catherine M. Lyons, 67, of Alameda died of natural causes on Oct. 16, 2017. Catherine spent the majority of her youth in North Haven, Conn. She attended University of California, Santa Cruz, studying at Lund University in Sweden her junior year.

After college she moved to Sacramento and received a credential for teaching. 

She then dedicated herself to the education of young people for well over 40 years, first as an elementary school teacher in a number of towns, then as a principal at several schools including Frank Otis Elementary and Lum Elementary in Alameda, and finally as administrative support to the Alameda Unified School District.

In recent years she mentored new principals in schools in the San Francisco Bay area. She enjoyed all aspects of life, travel and learning and was devoted to her friends and family. 
She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law Ellen and Terence Brennan; her sister Janet Lyons; her brother and sister-in-law William Lyons and Mary Ross; and by her nephews Casey Brennan, Daniel Brennan and Samuel Lyons.

A memorial service will be held at Otis Elementary School multi-purpose room, 3010 Fillmore St., Alameda, on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 11 a.m. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Sierra Club.

For further information call Harry W. Greer, funeral director (FDR-745). 

 

Lynn Nelson passed away peacefully at her Alameda home at the age of 87. One of nine children, Lynn was born and raised in Big Spring, Tex., and came to the Bay Area as a teenager.

Lynn is survived by her two sisters Wynn Schettethorb and Peggy Graef and one brother Kenny Teaque, daughters, Belynda Zobb and Debra Lynn Albright, as well as son-in-law, J.R. Albright, grandsons Donald Heaton and David Albright and two great-grandchildren.

Husband, Donald Alvin Nelson, daughter, Dawn Whitford and son-in-law, Lou Zobb, predeceased Lynn.

Founder of Lynn’s of Alameda in 1963, Lynn established an antique business in her family home on Grove Street.

In the late 1960s, her antique business moved to its present location at 2807 Encinal Ave. where it continues to be managed by Lynn’s daughter Debra Lynn and grandson David. After retiring Lynn spent many hours in her vegetable garden and enjoyed her large collection of cactus.

At Lynn’s request, a private celebration of her life is planned.

Stelios Tsagris was born in Armolia Chios, Greece, April 4, 1960. He passed away peacefully on Nov. 3, 2017. 

He is survived by his daughter Marika Tsagris, his brother Vaggelis Tsagris, his wife Dimitra, his sister Koula Syngounis, niece Alexandra Tsagris, nephews Athanasios and Panagiotis Syngounis and grandnephew Aris Syngounis. 

He lived in Alameda for more than 25 years and owned the landmark restaurant Gold Coast Grill.

He was also the National President of the Chian Society of North America and Canada where he proudly supported his home island.  

Family and friends attended Trisagion Services yesterday, Nov. 15. Funeral services will be held today, Thursday, Nov. 16, at 11 a.m. All services at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Ascension, 4700 Lincoln Ave., Oakland. Interment Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland following the services. 

For further information call Harry W. Greer, funeral director (FDR-745).

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