Charles Troy Morgal, February 3rd, 1930, passed away in his home in Lincoln, Neb., on July 6th, 2021. Charles is survived by his children, Cindy Morgal- Kretsch, Cherie (Craig) Ojala, Colleen (Al) Paiva, Collin (Sue) Morgal, Cami Morgal, Chris (Tylee) Morgal, Ginny (JD) Mitchell, Dakota Morgal; sister, Wanda Fletcher; 18 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; many cousins, other relatives and friends.
Chuck, Chucky, Smiling Chuck or Charley, as he was often called, was known for his athleticism, his service in the Korean War, his career as a California firefighter, his dedication and love for his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, and for his kindness and willingness to help others.
His athletic career spanned decades, beginning in 1948 as a California State Track and Field place winner as a senior at Alameda High School. He was a celebrated 3-time Midwest AAU Golden Glove Boxing Champion in 1950, ‘56 and ‘59.
Charles served as a firefighter from 1963-1984 in California. During this time, he competed in the California Fireman’s Olympics in track and field events, winning many medals and holding several records in the 70’s and 80’s. He competed in the World Fire and Police Games in 1987.
After retiring from the Alameda Fire Department in 1984, Charles moved back to the Midwest, where he kept busy in his retirement by participating in the Cornhusker State Games and the Nebraska State Senior Olympics.
Graveside service, Cedar Lawns Memorial Park, Fremont, on July 22nd at 1 pm.
Allen P. White passed away July 7, after his long battle with Leukemia. He was born in the Panama Canal Zone, Panama on Nov. 22, 1954 to Essie and Edward White. He is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Bernadette White. His children Joseph White, Michael (Naomi), Mathew (Melissa) and Mallarie (Chris).
His grandchildren Ryan, Patrick, Kailey, Andrew, April, Sophia, Lexi, Adrian, Andreas and Isaac also survive him. He was preceded in death by his father Edward White, sister Sheri White and brother Michael White. Allen loved his family, and he will be dearly missed.
Allen served 13 years in the United States Air Force as a drill sergeant for an all-female flight as well as a Jet aircraft mechanic. Shortly after leaving the military, he began his career working with computers. He was an operations manager for Marathon Int., program manager for Fusion Storm and resource manager for Computacenter US. He was very proud of his certification as a “Project Management Professional”.
Allen had a love for music and playing his guitar (especially if he had a captive audience). He enjoyed trips on his Harley, and he had a great love for his grandchildren.
Family and friends are invited to Allen’s Celebration of Life 2 p.m., Saturday, July 17, Service will be held at Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services, 2694 Blanding Ave. in Alameda.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.greermortuary.com.
Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services
Barbara Joyce Lewis passed away in her home on May 15, 2021, with her family by her side at 90 years of age.
Barbara was born in Clearfield, PA, the youngest of three siblings. After graduating high school, she attended Allegheny General Hospital Nursing School in Pittsburgh, PA, where she graduated in 1951 as a registered nurse. In 1956 she moved to San Francisco, where she worked at UCSF Hospital for two years. Following her marriage in 1959, Barbara moved to Alameda in 1960. She started working at Alameda Hospital for 37 years until her retirement in 1997.
Barbara’s life was dedicated to working full-time as an RN until her retirement. She was a member of Eastern Star and Trinity Lutheran Church. At Trinity, she sang in the choir and served lunch for the Senior Lunch Program. Additionally, Barbara was also a volunteer at the Alameda Animal Shelter and was a docent at the Alameda Museum. Keeping her needs and wishes unspoken, Barbara would always care for others first, always willing to help others in need.
Barbara is preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Clayton Penson Lewis. She is survived by her two sons, Steven and Douglas Lewis; Daughters-in-law Hilde Klement and Diane Lewis and grandchildren Ryan and Jessica.
Hybrid funeral services were held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Alameda on July 10.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Barbara Lewis to: Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter, the Alameda Museum nd Trinity Lutheran Church