2013 Obituaries

This list is provided as a record of people who have grown up, lived, worked or were otherwise a part of the Albany community. If you know of someone who should be on this list, please contact us with their information.

Robin Paine Adler
Albany High Class of 1958

John Flores Aguilera

Chester ( “The Duke”) Anderson
Hotsy Totsy bartender

Donald Armstrong
Albany Unified School District and City of Albany Maintenance

Donna Hildebrand Baker
Albany High Class of 1965

Patricia Nelson Barkas
Artist, Albany High Class of 1967

Frank Besette
Boy Scout volunteer and Southern Pacific Railroad retiree

Virginia Blume
Albany resident for 79 years

Wilfred John Cabral
Master carpenter

Georgia Carlson
Owner, Baubles and Bears

Jerrold (“Jerry” ) Choate
Accordion player, Albany High Class of 1960

Charles Clarke
Retired Albany High history teacher and coach

Marvin Edward Collins
Contractor , arrived in Albany in 1935

Joseph Frank Cravotto
WW II veteran, engineer, and music lover

Norma Borja Cravotto
Mother, school volunteer, and yard monitor

Flora Madrid de la Torre
Albany resident for 58 years

Walter De Maria
Artist, Born in Albany in 1935

Donald A (“Don”) Diani
Coach and Albany High graduate – Class of 1950

Betty Eybel Duer
Teachers’ aide

Catherine Elizabeth (“Cassie”) Borgnino Dusterdick
Gardener traveler, and reader

Judith (“Judi”) Hale Frakes
Former dispatcher, Albany Police Department

Robert (“Bob”) Gribben
Would have graduated from Albany High in 1944, but joined the Navy in 1943

Charles George Haller
Sportsman, fisherman, and World War II veteran

Sean Hogan
Volunteer wrestling coach for APAL and Albany High

Maurice G. (“Frenchy”) Huillade
Born in Albany in 1931

Terrence J (“Terry”) Hurley
Albany High Class of 1967

Joe Jackson
Y Achievers Staff Member

Bernice Johnson
Wife and mother, long time community volunteer

Jerome A. (“Jerry”) Joseph
Born in Albany in 1938

Rachel Karnes
Long-time Albany resident

Janice Ann Kekki
Albany High Grad and Mechanics’ Bank employee

John Paul ( “JP”) Koehn
Quarterback, Albany High Class of 2003, and loving dad

Lezlie Bettymarie Labadie
Owner, East Bay Chevrolet

Patrick Leach
Died at Albany Bulb October 17th

William A. (“Bill”) Lewis Sr.
Former Mayor and baseball lover, the namesake of the Teen Center

Judy Lieberman
Former Assistant City Manager

Alfred J Madrid
Had one of the most beautifully-kept gardens in town

Patricia Leak Mayeda
Albany High Class of 1976

Jewel Nishi Okawachi
Albany High Class of 1946, Former Mayor, and life-long volunteer

Gary Parsley
Eagles Club, Albany High Class of 1965

Elizabeth Delina Pricco
Moved to Albany in 1970

Donald E Pryde
Born at Humboldt Hospital in Albany in 1933

Lawrence Trumbull Queen
Eagle Scout, race car driver, and Berkeley Police Officer

Marion (“Randy”) Randisi
Remembered from Dagna’s Market and Park & Shop

William C Sadler, Jr.
Resident of Antioch, Albany High Class of 1967

Razia Salehi
Children’s Center Para Educator

Vernon Silva
Eagles Club, coach, avid golfer, and father of graduates

George Michael Souza
Albany native and life-long resident

Juan Antonio Salvador Spampinato
Sailor, mechanic, business owner, and car racer

Bob James Spurgeon
Machinist, mechanic, and car-lover, born in Albany in 1946.

Sharon Nancy Tarpley
Born in Albany in 1944, Lake County resident

Donald (“Don”) Tennenbaum
Rotarian and proud Marine

Lena Thompson
Fratellanza Club

Joe Ryozo Tominaga
“Great fun and a good man ”

Virgil Alvin Vierra
49’er fan, Albany resident since 1947

Mary Wallmann
Albany High Class of 1945, AHS librarian, Former AUSD Board Member

Lloyd Richard Williams
Born in Albany , he was Albany High Class of 1950

Gary Winkler
Worked the polls at every election for years

Wentworth Wong
Played football, served in the military, and graduated from art school

Barbara Worthing-Jones
Parent and Albany Library supporter