Obituaries

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Lily Yuriko Warnick, 97, passed away peacefully on Feb. 4, 2019. 

She is survived by her devoted son, Richard Warnick (Amy) of Alameda, sister Sachie Serizawa of Shizuoka Ken, Japan, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Edward, sister Kimiko and brothers Yoshio, Paul, Shigetoshi, Shoji and Johnny.

Lily was born in Pescadero, Calif., to Gisaburo and Saki Serizawa on Nov. 19, 1921, and was the third of eight children. Her father moved the family to Japan in 1935, where Lily went to middle and high school and worked on the family farm. At the end of World War II, Lily worked as a typist and translator in Hakone during the U.S. Occupation. She returned to the United States in 1947. 

While working as a supply manager at the Naval Supply Center in Alameda, she met the love of her life, Army SFC Edward Warnick. They married in 1961, and settled in Alameda, where they would spend the rest of their lives. 

Throughout her life, she dedicated herself to her family and friends and loved spending time with them. She and Ed would often welcome new military transfers and many of Rick’s friends to their home for a temporary place to stay or delicious meals. She was extremely caring and generous and did all she could to help others and kept in touch with them for years afterwards.

Lily loved being with people and was a devoted member of Extending Connections senior group, the Oakland Athletics Booster Club, as well as spending 20 years as an Oakland Athletics volunteer, regularly staffing the designated driver booth at games. 

Special thanks to the wonderful staff at Sandcreek Lodge, who lovingly cared for Lily in her last two years; Jo Takata of Extending Connections, who tirelessly leads the Senior group, keeping them active and connected; and Joyce Stanek — Lily’s “boss” at the Oakland Coliseum who managed all of the volunteers with kindness and respect. 

Per her request, no memorial service will be held at this time, but there will be a celebration of her life in November. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to your favorite charity. 

Devanulis F. “Hutch” Hutchinson Jr. passed away in his hometown of Prattville, Ala. 

Hutch was known and loved by many in Alameda where he made his home after retiring from the United States Navy. He served his country as a Chief Petty Officer for more than 20 years. He was decorated with many honors.  

He resided in Alameda with his beloved wife Carol Ann Hutchinson, raising their combined family: his late daughter Julia Renee Hutchinson, son Thomas E Hutchinson Sr. and daughter Maria E Maia Davis. Hutch then provided 35 years of dedicated service with the U.S. Postal Service.  

Hutch was known around town for his baby blue Chevy Luv Truck (The Blue Lizard) that was his signature vehicle, and loved to ride around town to visit everyone.  

He will be missed by many for his kind giving and unconditional friendship he gave to many people. He had several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren who will all miss him. 

Born in Stockton on June 17, 1939, to the late Alvin and Edna Jensen, Dorothy was the beloved wife of Walter Emil Hebel, Jr; loving mother to Joanne Hebel Weeton and Walter “Butch” Hebel; mother-in-law to John Marquez, Randy Weeton and Lydia Acu Hebel; and grandmother to Rebecca Marquez and Douglas Hebel.

Dorothy moved to Alameda when she married Walter in 1961. She enjoyed bowling, crafting gift tags, greeting cards and Christmas décor. She was a member of the Salvation Army’s Women’s Auxiliary and The Sons of Norway, San Francisco Lodge. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Family and friends are invited to a celebration of Dorothy’s life on Thursday, March 28, at 11 a.m. at Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services, 2694 Blanding Ave.

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