Obituaries

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Aug. 31, 1952 – March 14, 2014 Resident of Alameda Kevin Leech was born Aug. 31, 1952 in Greenock, Scotland passed away unexpectedly on March 14, 2014. Kevin cared deeply for his children, family, friends and community both in Alameda and the Bay Area, the United Kingdom and Ireland.

He will be missed. The Wilson Leech Family would also like to thank all our friends, neighbors, family and colleagues for their caring support, kindness and humanity at this time. We are fortunate to be part of such a wonderful community. Love Sue, Alex, and Sarah. A memorial service will be held at Alameda Funeral & Cremation Services, in the New Beginnings Chapel, 1415 Oak S t., Alameda, today, Thursday, March 27, at 2:30 p.m. For further information, contact Harry W. Greer, Funeral Director FDR-745.

Alameda Funeral & Cremation Services 1415 Oak St. 510-522-6020

Hazel Uyvonne Martin passed away on Feb. 11, 2014. She was born in Gatesville, Tex. on Nov. 5, 1933 to Karie Bilbrey and Tennie Corpier Bilbrey. She lived in Texas until she married Eddie Ray Martin on Aug. 6, 1958. Hazel and her family moved to Alameda in 1978. She is survived by her husband, Eddie, her daughter, Debra, her son, Jeffrey, and daughter-in-law, Christine.

No funeral or memorial services were desired. Her family wishes to thank the legions of h e a l t h - c a re professionals who took such great care of her, especially those at Alameda Hospital, Almond Road Senior Estates in Castro Valley, and the Mercy Retirement and Care Center in Oakland. Friends wishing to make a memorial contribution are asked to consider the Alameda Hospital Foundation and Mercy’s Charitable Care Fund.

Sheryll Mindy Israels Gore passed away quietly early March 17, 2014, after waging a valiant five-year battle against several painful and debilitating conditions.

Sheryll was born in Mountain View, and grew up in the Bay Area. She graduated with an AA from F.I.D.M., SF in retail interior design/ merchandising. Sheryll moved onto a successful career as manager and sales clerk in cosmetics at Macy’s, Nordstrom, and Neiman- Marcus. Besides her love of fashion and cosmetic arts, she enjoyed dancing, vegetarian cuisine, classic films like Breakfast at Tiffany’s and loved French pop, new wave and ’80s rock music. She had begun to make a career in stage comedy.

In spite of the assault of many maladies she never lost hope and never gave up her desire to return to her former life. Sheryll was the only daughter of Myra Lander and Martin Israels and sister to Stephen. Granddaughter of the late Clara and Jack Lander and Sylvia and Albert Israels of Winnipeg. In addition to her grieving family she had many friends across the U.S. and Canada. She will be sorely missed by all. A celebration of her life is planned for a later date. In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter. For further information, contact Harry W. Greer, Funeral Director FDR-745.

Alameda Funeral & Cremation Services 1415 Oak St. 510-522-6020

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