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Date: Friday, 21 November 2014, at 12:17 a.m.

Esmeraldo Nazareno Cairel
Esmeraldo Nazareno Cairel, age
71, passed away peacefully at home
surrounded by his family on Saturday
January 26, 2008.
Esmeraldo was born on February
11, 1936. He attended school in the
Philippines. When he wasn’t helping
to maintain his family’s farm, he enjoyed
swimming, spear fishing, and
being with his friends and relatives.
Esmeraldo came to the United
States in April 1960, and settled in
Livermore. He worked several jobs
that utilized his talents of farming,
landscaping and creativity. In 1975,
he began working for the Livermore
Valley Joint Unified School District
as a custodian. During this time, he
dealt with health issues that resulted in
his becoming a kidney transplant recipient
in 1986. He faced this challenge
with a strong, positive attitude
and was able to return to his work. He
retired in 1998 as a member of the
United Public Employees Livermore
Chapter Local 790, and a very well
respected employee.
Esmeraldo is survived by his wife
of 41 years, Salome Cairel and their
children: James Cairel (Karen); Scott
Cairel; Rosemarie Guerra (Anthony)
and three grandchildren: Jacob Cairel;
Emily and Gabrielle Guerra. He is
preceded in death by his infant daughter
Suzanne. He will also be greatly
missed by his mother Dolores Cairel,
nine siblings (Thomas Cairel; Arturo
Cairel; Josie Cairel; Angie Palino;
Evelyn Cabalbag; Stella Palino;
Edmund Cairel; Roy Cairel; Joy Juan),
and many nieces and nephews.
“Sam” or “Esming,” as many knew
him, was a much loved and well respected
man. He was known for being
a hard worker that never complained,
and a very loyal and kind friend. His
easy-going nature made him enjoyable
to be around. He had a great sense
of humor and loved joking with his
many nieces and nephews.
Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated
Feb. 5 at St. Michael’s Catholic
Church. Burial followed at St.
Michael’s Catholic Cemetery.
Arrangements by Callaghan Mortuary.

Gavina Zambrano
Gavina Zambrano died January
27, 2008 in Pleasanton, with her children
at her side. She was 79.
Gavina was born in Alleyton, TX
on January 25, 1929. She remained a
faithful Jehovah’s Witness for 44 years.
She saw to it that all her children
learned the truth from God’s word,
and was a very content person in
Jehovah’s Organization.
Gavina loved life and enjoyed
sewing, embroidering, cooking, dancing,
and socializing with her family
and friends. She moved to Kottinger
Place in Pleasanton in 1999 and lived
there till 2007. As a resident of Kottinger
Place, she often enjoyed gardening,
visits from friends, and walks
and shopping on Main Street. She
taught her children and grandchildren
by example what it means to be loving,
kind, forgiving, and faithful. She will
be greatly missed but leaves a legacy
of love and faith behind.
She is survived by her children
Janie Orozco of Paramount, Susan
Valdez of Paramount, Gloria
Zambrano of La Habra, Cosmo
Zambrano of Richmond, TX, Lucy
Casaba of Whittier, Sylvia Miranda of
Vacaville, Elizabeth Cendejas of Pleasanton,
her siblings Marcelino Gaitan,
Anna Morales, Carmen Sustaita, her
grandchildren Lisa, Jimmy, Robert
Jr., Candace, Eileen, Andre’, Jolene,
Anthony, Fernando, Justin, Mario Jr.,
Dustin, Marteena, Samantha, Natalie
and 8 great- grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her
father, Gonzalo Gaitan, her son Jimmy
Zambrano Jr., her mother Romana
Gaitan, and sister Concepcion Garcia.
Friends and family are invited to
attend a Memorial Service on February
9 at 1:00 pm at Kingdom Hall of
Jehovah’s Witnesses, 878 Herman
Ave., Livermore.

Phyllis E. Waage
Livermore resident Phyllis E.
Waage passed away January 27, 2008
in Livermore, at the age of 86.
She was born March 13, 1921 in
Blanchardville, WI the daughter of
Cora Beulah (Dammen) and Gustave
Louis Lofgren. She was united in
marriage to Col. Amos Waage on
March 4, 1942. They shared 64 wonderful
years together, before his passing
on November 26, 2005.
Phyllis is survived by her sons
Carey (Wanda) Waage and Rodney
(Cindy) Waage; grandchildren Alan
Crawford, Kenlynn Waage-John,
Carey Waage Jr., Christopher Waage,
Alex Waage, Nicole Harmon and
Devin Waage; great-grandchildren
Lauren and McKenzie John, Brock
and Brynne Harmon, and Ryan Waage;
and sisters Lois Gorde and Irene
Mason. Phyllis touched many people’s
lives and will be deeply missed by all
of her family and friends.
A memorial service and burial will
be held on Friday, February 15, 2008
at 11:00am at Yellowstone Lutheran
Church in Arygle, WI. Erickson Funeral

Victor Charles Houck
Victor “Vic” Charles Houck, long
time Livermore resident, passed away
February 4, 2008 at ValleyCare Medical
Center in Pleasanton. He was 65.
Vic was a U.S. Air Force veteran,
serving from 1960 to 1964. After the
military, he moved on to PG&E, retiring
after 25 years of service as a
welder. For the past 12 years, he was
employed at Orchard Supply Hardware
in Livermore. An avid golfer, he
could often be found at the golf course
engaging in rounds of golf with many
of his friends.
He is survived by his wife of 15
years, Gayle Houck, son Joseph
Houck, stepson, Barry Durnal, stepdaughter
Amber Durnal; sisters Carol
Marcelino and Charleen Houck and
three grandsons, Blade, Alec and
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m.
on Feb. 7 at Callaghan Mortuary, 3833
East Ave., Livermore. Funeral services
with military honors will be held
at 11 a.m. on Fri., Feb. 8 at the same
location. Burial will be at a later date at
Sacramento Valley National Cemetery
in Dixon.

Deborah Lynn Gill
Deborah Lynn (Mellott) Gill, 56, a
Livermore, business woman and holistic
therapist for the past 24 years lost
her valiant battle with cancer on Monday,
February 4, 2008 at her home in
She was preceded in death by her
father and mother, Marion and Dorothy
Mellott and brother Larry of
Wintersville, OH. She is survived by
her husband Tom Gill of Livermore;
sisters, Vera Eloise Pompa (Danny),
and Carol Castner (Donald) of
Wintersville, OH; and her two sons
and their families, Brian and Christina
Strohmeyer of Paso Robles, CA and
Kevin and Jennifer Strohmeyer of
Lafayette, CA. with granddaughters,
Kathryn and Molly.
A Memorial Service will be held
on Fri., Feb 8, 2 p.m. at Callaghan’s
Chapel, 3383 East Ave. Livermore.
In lieu of flowers, donations are
being accepted by Hope Hospice at
(925) 829-8770.

Ruby Fern Byrne
Ruby Fern Byrne died February 3,
2008. Ruby was born September 9,
1935 in Hydro Okalahoma to Wendell
and Addie Lawson. She lived there for
9 years when the family moved to
Pomona California. She graduated
from Chafee High School in Ontario
California and went on to work as a
Dental Assistant for 2 ½ years. She
met her husband, Ken, as a High
School Junior and dated for 3 years
until they married during his Christmas
break from college in 1954. They
moved to Seattle Washington where
they lived for 2 ½ years before moving
to Albuquerque New Mexico. After
moving to Livermore in 1958 they
began their family.
In the last 18yrs, since her husband
retired, she traveled all over the world
getting to see places such as Australia,
New Zealand, Germany, England,
Ireland and most of the United States
including Alaska and Hawaii. She
enjoyed traveling, singing and spending
time with her family. She will be
greatly missed by family and friends.
She has always been and will always
be a source of wisdom and
strength to her family.
She is survived by husband Kenneth
Byrne of Livermore, son and
daughter-in-law Joseph and Annette
Byrne of Ceres, daughter and son-inlaw
Carla and Edward Goody of Peoria
AZ, son and daughter-in-law Glenn
and Victoria Byrne of Livermore,
grandchildren Jacob Byrne, Addam
Byrne, Amanda Goody and Andrew
Goody, two brothers, Walter Lawson,
Gerald Lawson, and sister, Alice
A memorial service will be celebrated
February 9, 2008, 1:00 pm, at
Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Livermore.
Memoriam donations in her
name may be sent to Hope Hospice,
6500 Dublin Blvd., Suite 100, Dublin,
CA 94568-3151.

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