2018 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.

Melvin Ayers
Proud World War II veteran, father and grandfather

David William Blaisdell
Born in Albany in 1943

Shirley M Forster Blostrom
Former resident, Albany High Class of 1942

Diane Burlando
Volunteer for Boy Scout Troop 14

Mieko Okawa Hay Chapman
Gateview resident for 30 years

Salvadore Cola
Born in Albany in 1923, resident until 1932

Robert Doyle Colvin
Albany High Class of 1946

Virginia Cullinane
Taught at Marin School for 45 years

Joan Zavattaro Dailey
Albany High Class of 1954

Raymond ( “Ray” ) DeJong
Retired coach, played in 2 Rose Bowls

Theresa Joanne Ellerbusch
Albany resident since 1967

Edward ( “Pete ) Dowling
Long time resident

Susan Ford
Girls’ tennis coach at Albany High for 12 years

Rita O’Connor Franco
Long time resident

Raphael Fuentes -Lee
Murdered under the BART tracks

Gary Glenn
Music lover, Peralta Av resident

Michael Goldman
Dedicated volunteer, Peralta Av resident

Robert W. Gray
50 year resident , Little League coach

Mieko Okawa Hay – Chapman
Gateview resident for over 30 years

Eleanor Jean Yonke Heaney
Grew up @ 1130 Marin Ave, Albany High Class of 1949

Barbara Joan Wilson Jaramillo
Former resident and mother of 3 Albany High graduates

George Kiraly, Jr,
Manager, East Bay Paint

Susan Dale Casteel Rose Kondra
Albany High Class of 1968

John Lowell
Born in Albany Albany High Class of 1961

Anthony ( “Tony”) Lucich
St Mary’s grad, worked at Golden Gate Fields for over 30 years

Lois Jones Kempe Lupercio
Spent most of her life in Albany; mother of 3 AHS graduates

Herbert Joaquin Martin
Worked at Golden Gate Fields

Joyce Ann Martin
Teacher, School of the Madeleine, and active volunteer at St. Alban’s

Ernest John Muir

Thomas D Mullarkey
Grew up in Albany, attended Cornell School

Esther Omi Olsen
Member , Albany Community Orchestra

Frank Polari Jr.
Born in Albany

Anthony “Tony” Rago
Former resident, Albany High Class of 1960

Ingraham “Bud” Read Jr.
MacGregor descendant, Albany Chamber of Commerce and Albany Rotary

Angelina “Esther” Romero
Albany resident for 45 years

Carol Chevez Rowell
Worked for Albany Unified School District for 35 years

Nicole Marie Rowell Ryan
Former resident, Albany High Class of 1982

Patricia Ann Griffin Scalise
Attended Albany schools Former resident 1003 Talbot Ave

Joan Serin
Resident and Marin Elementary teacher for 19 years

Marla Stephenson
Retired Superintendent, Albany Unified School District

Morfea Triggas
Former resident of Carmel Ave

Eldon Arthur Wolf
Former President, Junior Bach Festival, volunteer for Boy and Girl Scouts

Veda L Pernich Wolf
Retired Long time employee of Golden Gate Fields