Delmas Allen

Delmas Allen age 82 of Pleasant Hill, CA passed away June 12,2018. He was born in Mangham,LA on August 24, 1935. Delmas Allen graduated from Berkeley High School. He was married to Mary Frances Allen on February 11, 1955 (who preceded him in death).

Delmas had a career as a Transit Operator for the Municipal Railway. He was a member of Glad Tidings Church in Hayward, CA and had a passion for football, and loved to go to the casinos.

Delmas was survived by his children: Delmas L. Allen, Darrell S. Allen, Yolanda W. Gaines and LaWanda M. Allen; grandchildren: Darrell T. Allen, Delmas M. Allen, Danielle A. Gaines, Dominic B. Allen, Donell A. Gaines, Mary F. Allen, Darius D. Allen, Justin A. Gaines, Dorien L. Allen, and DonRay Stevens. Preceded in death by his brother, Odel Burke; sister, Artie Ruth Beall. Survived by his sister, Burnell Allen and stepsister, Shelia McCain. Also preceded in death by his great-uncle, Glover Allen. Sister in law, Carol Campbell, brother-in-laws, Terry Lavern and Frank Beall.

Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on June 28, 2018 at Chapel of Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland,CA 94611 in the Chimes Chapel.

Kieng Lim

Kieng Lim was born on December 11th, 1973 in Cambodia and passed away on June 4th, 2018 due to complications with kidney disease. He was kind, caring, and a ball of energy. Kieng made it a point to remember the names of everyone he met because people were important to him, even if he only met them for a moment. Besides loving the time he spent with his family, he loved to play chess, enjoyed playing volleyball with his friends, and had a deep passion for food-the man loved to eat! His light will be missed but will continue to live on in his sons, Kenson and Mason Lim. The memories of Kieng will live on through his wife, Lina Sopheak Huy; his parents, Pheng Lim and Konng Dan; his younger siblings, Chansothea Lim, Tha Lim, Chandany Lim, Vickie Peng, Brainda Nou, and Victor Lim; his relatives in California, Cambodia, and France; and the many friends he made growing up in Milwaukee, Modesto, and the Bay Area, through his Christian congregation, First Covenant Church, at his workplace of 23 years, FedEx, and all of the other friends he made throughout his life. Kieng Lim had a beautiful and loving spirit and will be missed by all who knew him.

Anita DeLuna

Anita DeLuna, 80, of Oakland, California, passed away on May 30. 2018. She was born in Tanay, Philippines on May 10, 1938. Anita DeLuna worked for the Army and Airforce Exchange Service from 1988-2001, and Montgomery Wards from 1973-1986. Anita had a passion for garden and travel. She was survived by her daughter Marie Antoinette Adamos, two granddaughters Stephanie Adamos, and Ashley Adamos, her greatgrandson Dante, and her half sister Lulu De Luna Bustos. Funeral arrangements will be held at 10am, June 14th, at Chapel of the Chimes, Oakland.

Gisele I. Stickler

March 10,1960 – June 4, 2018

Longtime Resident of Pleasanton

Gisele Stickler passed away on June 4, 2018 after a 14-year battle with Multiple Myeloma. She had a fierce passion for life, an infectious smile, and unwavering strength. Her ability to find the positive in every situation, no matter how difficult it may have been, was not only inspiring to all, it also was what made her truly one of a kind.

Gisele’s life and resilient fight was motivated by the commitment and love she had for her family. For thirty years she was a devoted wife and lifelong companion to Greg Stickler and beloved mother to Kevin and Danielle. Gisele was the backbone of the Stickler family and a trusted, empathetic friend to so many people.

Gisele was born and raised in Oakland, CA, to Maurice and Paulette Besse, both lifelong Oakland teachers whose selflessness, compassion, and generosity transformed the lives of countless students over their careers — rare traits that were passed along to their only child, Gisele.

After attending California State University, Chico, she began her life’s work as a medical administrator at Peralta Hospital in Oakland where she met her future husband, Greg. The two married on November 14, 1987, in San Francisco, CA. In 1990, they moved to Pleasanton where they raised their two children, Kevin and Danielle.

Gisele’s greatest accomplishment was being a mother. She was exceptionally proud to watch her children graduate from college, Kevin from California State University, Chico and Danielle from Saint Louis University, and watch them find continued success. In September 2017, Gisele was able to witness Kevin marry his love Michelle LeClair, and it was her final life milestone that the Stickler family will cherish forever.

She is survived by her son Kevin (Michelle), daughter Danielle, and husband, Greg. The Stickler family welcomes all those who loved Gisele to attend her services at Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA. Visitation will be held June 19th from 4:00-8:00 PM and services on June 20th at 10:30 AM, followed by her burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery. A reception to celebrate Gisele’s life will follow the burial in Pleasanton.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to either:

UCSF Foundation, PO Box 45339, San Francisco, CA 94145-0339 and designate on the memo line that the gift is in memory of Gisele Stickler to support the Grand Multiple Myeloma Translational Initiative. You can also give online by visiting Or to the Gisele Stickler tribute page with the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation,

George William Meacham Jr.

George William Meacham, Jr., “Meach” was born on March 24, 1924. He was the oldest son born to proud parents, George and Sadie Meacham in Aiken, South Carolina. He accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Jerusalem Baptist Church in Aiken. He continued his faith and belief in God throughout his life and before leaving the house, would always kneel to pray and read from his Bible.

After attending Hampton University, George enlisted in the United States Army, where he proudly served his country overseas in World War II.

Upon leaving the military in 1946, George returned to Aiken, South Carolina where he met the lovely Zemma Mae who was there teaching. When Zemma moved to San Francisco to be closer to her sister, George followed his heart and moved to San Francisco one year later. They continued their courtship and married on February 6, 1949 in San Francisco and were later blessed with two loving daughters, Ora Jean and Lily.

George began working for the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a Letter Carrier. He was loved by those on his various routes in Chinatown and the Financial District of San Francisco and was considered family by many.  

George had an entrepreneurial spirit and upon retirement from USPS founded Meacham Janitorial Service whereby he was able to help many young men learn skills and become gainfully employed.  Among his first clients was Herrero Builders, San Francisco. “George is the most trustworthy and longest reigning employee of Herrero including those named Herrero” – Rick Herrero. George truly relished his many years at Herrero and considered them his second family.  

Meach was a devoted father who picked up his daughters everyday from school with a handmade snack or a stop at a bakery or corner store. He was very proud of his family and the many accomplishments of his grandchildren. He loved spending time with them and their friends, the interactions kept him young and laughing. He also had a great interest and passion for history, civics and politics, loved discussing current events and read the newspaper and watched either CNN or MSNBC daily to keep abreast of the news.

George was a quiet, unassuming and genuine man who was the “real deal”, there was no pretense! He believed in supporting his family and provided a wonderful memorable life.  He believed in family and would pack up his family to travel down south every summer to visit his wife’s family and then continue to South Carolina, Maryland and New York to visit his family.  

George was someone that helped everyone and felt that God blessed him beyond measure. George loved helping people and would always offer assistance and seemed to become upset if he was turned down, “If I Can Help Somebody Then My Living Will Not Be In Vain”, is  a true testament of George’s spirit. Meach was fun-loving with a wonderful sense of humor that kept everyone in stitches. His wit, and worldly wisdom was cherished by all who knew him and will truly be missed.

George Meacham was predeceased by his loving wife of 65 years, Zemma Mae, his parents, George and Sadie Meacham; sisters, Mertis Meacham, Marcelle Eversley and Selitha Menefee (Michael); sister-in-law, Lillie Hill (Claude); brother-in-law, Rev. Dr. Robert C. Thomas.  He leaves to cherish his memory two loving daughters, Ora Williams (Benjamin) of Oakland, CA, Lily O’Toole (Michael) of Rohnert Park, CA, three grandchildren, Wade Littlejohn of San Francisco, CA, Tiffany Littlejohn (Bryan Thompson) of North Hollywood, CA, and Ashley O’Toole of Rohnert Park, CA, “son”, Kevin Marine of San Francisco, CA; brother, Allen Meacham, Sr., sister, Cassandra Meacham; sister-in-law, Juanita Thomas; nieces, Ronita Johnson (John), Kelesha Martin (Wayne), Sonja Menefee, Kecia Willis (Anthony); nephews Rev. Dr. Robert Thomas (Susan); Allen Meacham, Jr. (Deborah), Dr. Michael Menefee, Rev. Darin G. Freeman (Adriann); as well as a host of great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, a large number of extended family members and many friends.

Yoke Lon Fong

Yoke Lon Fong, age 96 of Oakland, CA passed away peacefully on May 22, 2018.  She was born in Sha Pang Ah, Chung Shan  Province,  China on June 25th, 1921.  She was married to Kum Jue Fong (deceased) and is survived by her two sons, William (grandson, Christopher) and Wesley and his wife Eiri.  She had a passion for going out for dim sum daily and socialized with many people in the Oakland Chinatown community.  One of her favorite pastimes was playing the slot machines at Reno and the Indian casinos.

Yoke Lon was a highly spirited individual with a very positive attitude towards life.  She was loved by all who knew her for her wittiness,  kindness and generosity.  She will be missed dearly.

The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, June 15th, 2018 at 10:00 am at Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611.  Burial will immediately follow the service at 1:00 pm at Tung Sen Association Cemetery, 1 Longford Drive, South San Francisco, CA 94080.  Lunch to follow at 1:30 pm at Kome Buffet, 1901 Junipero Serra Blvd., Daly City, CA 94014.



Cedric Phillips

Cedric Phillips, age 60 of Oakland, Ca passed away on May 28, 2018. He was born in Oakland, Ca on June 4th, 1957.Cedric graduated from Oakland Technical High School and attended Laney College.

He was married to Shelia Thomas in 1995. Cedric worked in Retail and Sales. He had a passion for music, concerts, talking and being a a loyal friend. He is survived by his Mother Essie Singleton his children Tianti Phillips, Cedric Phillips Jr., and Dameon Phillips and brothers and sisters  Sandra Maddox (Dervin) Jasmin Grice McCullough, Marlon B Grice, and Sandra Maddox  (Darvin).The Funeral Service will be held on June 11th, 2018 at 11:00am at Chapel of the Chimes Oakland 4499 Piedmont Avenue Oakland Ca,94611.


Michael E. McNair

Michael Edward McNair died unexpectedly in Oakland on May 18th, 2018 at the age of 26.

Michael was born on December 6th 1991 in Alameda, CA to Marianne Gamble McNair and Edward Anthony McNair.

Michael attended Lum Elementary and Wood Middle School. He attended Alameda High School as well as Oakland Aviation High School.

After moving to Arizona in 2010, Michael married Cindy Minelly Flores. He returned to the Bay Area in 2013.

Mike worked in construction and sales. He enjoyed working on cars, fishing, and other sporting activities.

He is survived by his parents and his sister Amanda Rose McNair

A funeral is scheduled for 11 AM on Saturday June 16th, at the Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland, with a reception to follow. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Michael’s life.

Robert F. Quiner

Robert F Quiner,  75 of Manteca, passed away May 28, 2018.  He was born in Alameda, CA on June 28, 1942. Robert graduated from Hayward high and was married to Judith Quiner on February 21, 1965.  Robert work for PG&E and was a part owner of the family business Little Mouse Inc. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps‘s and had a passion for target shooting, stained-glass art, photography, cooking, baking and others. He is survived by his two sons Jeff Quiner Joe Quiner and one daughter Tracy Quiner Fitzpatrick Three grandchildren Natalie Quiner, Connor Fitzpatrick and Rachel Fitzpatrick including many nieces and nephews.  Funeral services are private and will be held at a later date.

Maria E. Cisneros

Maria E. Cisneros, 72, of Oakland, CA, passed away May 26th, 2018.  She was born in New Mexico on December 5th 1945.  Maria was married to Manuel Cisneros on April 29th, 1971.  She was survived by her children: Michael Cisneros, Lydia Pinedo, Maria Teresa Cisneros-Gonzalez, and Jose Cisneros, Grandchildren: Mariaelena Pinedo, Javier Pinedo, Luis Pinedo, Jazmine Cisneros, Jolene Cisneros, Gabriel Cisneros, and Isabel Gonzalez, Siblings: Molly Castillo, Pete Murgia Jr., Martha Gilbert, and Joe Murgia, as well as her great grandchild: Noemi Lopez.


In lieu of flowers, please donate to the American Cancer Society or American Red Cross Blood Services.

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