Obituaries

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Sept. 7, 1987 – Feb. 23, 2014 Resident of Alameda

Born in Alameda, on Sept. 7, 1987, to Clifford and Sally Lancaster, Jackson passed away on Feb. 23, 2014, at the age of 26. Jackson is survived by his five siblings, Alec, Lila, Ivan, Joseph, and Chelsea.

He was preceded in death by his younger brother, Troy. Jackson was raised in Alameda, and he attended Lincoln Middle School, Alameda High School, and Island High School. Family and friends are invited to attend the Visitation on Thursday, Feb. 27, from 5 to 9 p.m. at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church at 3108 Van Buren St., Alameda.

A vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. The funeral mass will be held on Friday, Feb. 28, at 10 a.m. at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church. A reception will follow immediately after the service at St. Philip Neri Hall. Internment will take place at 2 p.m. at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, 26320 Mission Blvd. in Hayward.

Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services FD 1408 www.greermortuary.com 865-3755

June 18, 1930 – Feb. 7 2014
Resident of Oakland

Helen Argyropoulos, 83, passed away on Feb. 7. She was born in Reedly, Calif., to the late Athan and Sofia Krouscas. Upon graduating from Fremont High School, in Oakland, she began working in the accounting department of Montgomery Wards, until 1957.

It was during that time, in 1952, that Helen married the late Kostos Argyropoulos. In 1966, she began working as an instructional assistant for the Oakland Public Schools, until her retirement in 1996. Helen also volunteered countless hours on the PTA board, Vacation Bible School, for the traffic patrol and as a Sunday school teacher, to name just a few.

In her spare time, Helen enjoyed stitching, flower arranging, gardening and cooking. Most of all, she loved spending time with her mutually adoring family and friends. She will be missed more than words can express.

Helen is survived by her three children: Jon and Lisa Argyropoulos of Boulder City, Nev., Doreen Argyropoulos of Castro Valley, Diane and Curtis Elia of San Carlos; and eight grandchildren: Alexander Ricker (Natalia), Aaron Argyropoulos (Elyse), Jacquelyn ‘Babes’ Ricker, Sophia Argyropoulos, Elaina Ricker, Nathaniel Elia, Nicole Elia and Rachel Elia.

Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services FD 1408 www.greermortuary.com 865-3755

Resident of Alameda

Born in Flandreau, South Dakota, on Oct. 12, 1933, to the late Melvin and Mildred Bonrud, Donna passed away peacefully in Alameda, on Feb. 5, 2014. In the early 1950s she left her small town for the San Francisco Bay Area.

It was here that she met her late husband, Robert Carter, a career serviceman with the U.S. Navy, and raised their two sons Michael and Steven. She fell in love with Alameda and spent the majority of her life with friends and family on this island.

She is survived by her two sons Michael and Steven Carter; her daughters-in-law Esther and Sharon Carter; her grandchildren Marianne, Sharie, Frank and Joshua Carter; and her two brothers Lanny and Robert Bonrud. Donna was a loving mother, a beloved grandmother and sweet sister. Family meant everything to her and she did anything she could to keep everyone happy and connected.

She will be dearly missed by her family every day. Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services FD 1408 865-3755 www.greermortuary.com

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