Obituaries

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Dorothy “Vida” Reiss, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, resident of Alameda for 88-1/2 years, passed on April 20th after a short illness.

Vida was born in Oakland to parents Vincent and Dorothy Lopolito. She was preceded in death by her husband Roland H. Reiss (d.2002) and her two sons Ken Reiss and Cliff Reiss in 2020.

Vida is survived by her daughter Cindy Trumpower and daughter-in-law Kathy Reiss, along with 8 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, 2 nieces, 1 nephew and many cousins.

Vida was the supervisor at the Alameda High School cafeteria, worked at the Encinal High School cafeteria, and was previously a homemaker.

Services were private. Donations in Vida’s memory can be given to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Foundation Oakland.

Wife of Rodney Komatsu. Mother to Michael and Lisa Moreno. Former wife of the late James Moreno.

Daughter of the late Petro and Anna Fiszczuk. Sister of Vera Holland, Francine Glidden, Steve Fiszczuk and Mary Bautista.

Grandmother to Arlo Waterman, Dashiell Moreno and Skyler Moreno. Aunt to many nieces and nephews.

Patricia (Patti) passed away while in Alameda Hospital I.C.U. from COVID-19. She was well-loved and will be greatly missed by many friends and family members.

A gathering of friends and family is planned for Saturday, May 19 in Alameda.

Larry passed away, surrounded by family and friends, after battling lung cancer. Larry was born in Oakland, CA, to Virginia and Benjamin Hunsaker. Growing up in Alameda, CA, Larry was an active participant in the Alameda Boy Scouts and graduated from Encinal High in 1978. While working at the 76 station in Alameda, Larry met the woman he would eventually spend the rest of his life with. Ultimately, Larry and Diana were married in 2006.

Family and friends have fond memories of Larry watching wrestling on TV, cheering for number 3, Dale Earnhardt, to get the checkered flag in any NASCAR race, or yelling at the silver and black to get another touchdown. Loved by all he met, Larry will be dearly missed.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents Virginia and Benjamin; granddaughter LeAnne. Larry is survived by his wife Diana; his children Daniel, Joseph, Allen and Richard; their significant others Vanessa, Katy, Jen and Michaela; his grandchildren Lorelei, Aurora, Ariel, Blake, Camilla and Hannah; his brother Tracy; his nieces Bernadette and Elizabeth; and his nephew Jacob.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Lung Association. Per the wishes of Larry, no funeral services will be held.

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