2019 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.

Maurice Powell Abraham
Born in Albany in 1942

James T ( “Jim”) Bill
Moved to Albany to retire

Carolyn Ortegren Carlson
Albany High Class of 1959

Mary C Ormerod Schaefer Cedarholm
Moved to Albany as a teenager

Dorothy McNamee Collins
Resident of Albany, mother of 3 AHS graduates

Hilda J Dewey
Worked at USDA Regional Research Center for 34 years

Rita Elegant
Elementary teacher for 33 years

Melvin J (“Mel”) Ferreira
Resident for over 70 years

Bettie Ann Garrett
Long time resident of Cornell Ave

Lou George
Co-Owner Albany TV, AHS Class of 1959, Former City Councilman

Earl Meyer Goldman
Albany High Class of 1947

David (“Dave” ) Greer
Active in civic affairs, wrote the “Man About Town” column for the Journal

Joan Strohmeier Held
Born in Albany, Albany High Class of 1956

Genevieve R Howe
X Ray technician @ Albany Hospital

Lorraine J Kavanaugh
Kains Ave resident for over 50 years

Sheila Geering Keppel
Grew up in Albany Albany High Class of 1953

Alberta ( “Bertie”) Lesko
Former resident, Former Director of Berkeley Hills Cooperative Nursery School

Mildred ( “Millie’ ) Loeser
Co-owner, Albany Coin Exchange 1973 – 2004

Alice Sue Leong Lum
Long – time resident of Peralta Ave

Matthew Madrid
Age 45 Killed by a train

Judy Gerlach McHone
Attended Cornell Elementary Albany High Class of 1959

Raymond Miles
Retired Dean UC Berkeley Haas School of Business

Judey Kay Miller
Singer and Kaiser Peer Support Volunteer

Kenneth R Nabeta
Born in Albany in 1939 His wife Reiko Yamashita was a 1963 AHS grad

Roger Nottingham
AHS Class of 1959, Former 6th grade teacher @ Cornell

Jerry Giacomo Olivero
Born in Albany in 1940

Gordon Edward Piepho
Former resident, husband of Mary Oliverio, AHS Class of 1952

Sheila Reid
Lived most of her life in Albany

Gerald David Rendahl ( “Jerry “)
Born in Albany, AHS Class of 1951, avid mountaineer

Tony Rowell
Author, mountaineer, and photographer

Gail Shea
Mother of 3, quilter, technical writer

Linda Joan Smith
Cheerleader, Albany High Class of 1980

Helen Sommers
Resident of Albany

Shawn Spikes
Golden Gate Fields jockey

Ellen Carol Thulin Stubbs
Born in Albany in 1935

Judith Willis Querin
Cheerleader, Albany High Class of 1951

Robel Tadesse
Albany High Class of 2015
Murder victim

Mary Tchang
Albany resident, aged 101

Jose Elias Valdivia
Long-time resident of Talbot Ave

Kevin Allan Young
Born in Albany in 1950