Obituaries

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Born to the late Pierce and Elsie Reinhardt on June 27, 1941, in High Shoals, N.C., Coman Eugene “Gene” Reinhardt peacefully passed away on May 15, 2019, in Redwood City with his family by his side.

Gene is survived by his loving wife Karen Kay Reinhardt;  children Karrie Reinhardt, Jennifer (David) Murov and Keith Hockin; grandchildren: Priscilla Reinhardt, Violet Murov and Lucy Murov and brother, Joe Reinhardt. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Peggy Owens and brothers: Robert Reinhardt, Harold Reinhardt and James Reinhardt.

Gene was an incredibly skilled and gifted furniture maker, both overseeing and creating quality furniture for decades. He loved sports (particularly the Oakland A’s and the San Jose Sharks). He read the daily paper and loved to eat his favorite foods: burritos, milkshakes and banana splits.

At the request of the family, services are private. 

Donations in Gene’s memory may be made to the Family Caregiver Alliance, 101 Montgomery St., Suite 2150, San Francisco, CA 94104.

 

William Leroy Wilmoth passed away in Alameda April 28, 2019. He was the husband of the Late Ruby Wilmoth and father of Harry, Karen and the late Billy. He retired from the U.S. Navy.

A memorial service in his honor will take place Sunday, June 9, 10:30 a.m. with military honors on the USS Hornet at 707 West Hornet Ave. 

Private interment will take place at Golden Gate National Cemetery, in San Bruno. 
For more information contact Harry W. Greer, funeral director (FDR-745). 

 

Frederick Richard Eckert, 75, passed away after a brief illness on May 2, 2019.  

Fred was born on Nov. 4, 1943, in Las Vegas. A member of the 1962 graduating class of Las Vegas High School, Fred enlisted in the U.S. Navy and became a corpsman. Stationed at Oak Knoll, he fell in love with the San Francisco Bay Area and all it had to offer. He studied radiological technology at Merritt College and worked his entire career in the radiology department at Alameda Hospital.

Fred is survived by his daughter, Kathleen Michelle (Stark), his son in law, Mathew, his sister, Caroline Wallace (Marvin), and brother, Don Eckert (Phyllis), and several nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

He was an avid hunter, fisherman, boater, golfer and gourmet cook. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles.

Fred was preceded in death by his parents, Lois Lee (Gunn) & Guy Frederick Eckert and his granddaughter, Hope Adeline.

A celebration of Fred’s life will be held Friday, June 7, at 11 a.m. at Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services, 2694 Blanding Ave. in Alameda. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made in Fred’s honor to the National Kidney Foundation and the American Diabetes Foundation.

 

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