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Date: Friday, 21 November 2014, at 1:17 a.m.

Genevieve (Jennie) Loretta Paradiso
Genevieve (Jennie) Loretta Paradiso
died December 1, 2009. She was 86.
She was born February 18,
1923 in Oakland, California, to
Manuel Cabral and Maria Telles.
After graduating from Castlemont
High School, Jennie was
married to Tony Paradiso for 46
years and lived in San Leandro,
Twain Harte, Tracy, Pleasanton
and Manteca.
She is the loving mother of
Cory (deceased), Gerri (Bob),
Dorene (Pat), Gene (deceased),
Jeff (Marcy), George (deceased),
Debbie (Don) and Mark and the
grandmother of Dean, Danny,
Corine, Chase, Amber, Crystin,
Anthony, Alex, Daryl, Michael,
Monica, Aaron, David (deceased)
and Daniel, and godmother to
Carol, Angela and Todd. She was
also loved and will be missed by
her many great-grandchildren.
Jennie was a homemaker, but
she dabbled in the real estate field
for a while. In her early years,
Jennie loved hosting dinner and
holiday parties for her family and
friends, team bowling, dancing
on Saturday nights (or any night
someone played music), growing
big, beautiful dahlias in her garden,
crafting, sewing, knitting,
and showering all of the children
with many gifts for every occasion.
Her greatest gift to her
children was passing on family
values and traditions.
Services will be held on Saturday,
December 19 at 10 a.m. at
St. Augustine’s Catholic Church,
3999 Bernal Ave, Pleasanton,
(925) 846-4489. Reception follows
at Trinity Lutheran Church
of Pleasanton Fellowship Hall,
1225 Hopyard Road, Pleasanton,
(925) 846-6363.
Cremation at Graham-Hitch
Mortuary, 4167 1st Street, Pleasanton,
(925) 846-5624. Private
burial at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
in Hayward.
Jennie’s favorite charity was
Hannah Boys Center, 17000
Arnold Drive, P.O. Box 100,
Sonoma, CA 95476.

Bernard Francis Pikula
Bernard passed away at St.
Luke’s Hospital in San Francisco,
on Dec. 1, 2009 at the age of 76.
He was born in Brainerd, Minnesota
to Frank and Viola Pikula on
Nov. 25, 1933. He was a resident
of Pleasanton.
Bernard attended St. Francis
Catholic School. After the
eighth grade he attended a year
at Seminary Nazareth Hall, St.
Paul Minnesota. He graduated at
Washington Senior High school
in Brainerd, MN.
In 1951 he joined the Navy
Air Force, where he was a Parachute
Rigger. He also jumped his
Parachute; which he packed out
of his air plane, at Jacksonville,
Florida. He was stationed at Port
Hueneme, Point Magoo, CA.
He met his wife Alice in
California while she was with
her parents and sisters at a dance
in Visalia, CA. Alice’s father invited
him to the house for coffee
in Sept 1953. The couple married
on June 23, 1954 at St. Mary’s
Church in Santa Maria, CA.
He was a carpenter superintendent
in construction in many
projects, building many of the
buildings in San Francisco, including
the restoration of the
Cable Car Barn and job Superintendent
with Tutor Salida at the
S. F International Airport. He was
the Superintendant of the beginning
of B.A.R.T. at Second and
Montgomery. He also acquired
his own contractor’s license
forming Pikula’s Enterprises,
building residential homes and
apartments. Bernard and Alice
were also owners of Rocky Bay
Fishing Lodge in the Northwest
Territories in Canada on Rutledge
Lake, N.W.T. where he enjoyed
taking family and friends on
vacation. He obtained his pilot
license and bought a Comanche
Airplane, logging many hours
to Minnesota and the lodge in
Canada. He was a mentor for
his nieces and nephews in sporting
events, hunting, fishing and
carpentering. He sponsored and
managed the Cardinals AA fast
pitch softball team for 10 years.
Some of his hobbies included
vegetable gardening, canning
fruits & veggies, fishing, hunting
and flying.
Bernard is survived by his loving
wife of 55 years, Alice Ramos
Pikula of Pleasanton; his sisters
Barbara Grater of Brainerd and
Paulette Johnson of Florida;
brothers; Leslie and Jeff Pikula of
Brainerd; and numerous nieces,
nephews and godchildren.
Mass of the Resurrection was
celebrated December 8, 2009
at St. Michaels Catholic Church
458 Maple St. Livermore. Burial
with full Military honors was at
St. Michael Catholic Cemetery
Arrangements by Callaghan

David M. Silvey
David M. Silvey was born
January 27, 1951 in Hayward
to Genevieve and Alvin Silvey.
He passed away in Martinez,
November 28, 2009. Dave served
in Vietnam with the Screaming
Eagles, 101st Airborne Division,
and was wounded at the Perfume
River in the Ashau Valley. He
was awarded the Purple Heart
among other honor medals.
Dave graduated from San Jose
State University; worked in security
for Brinks and Wells Fargo
Bank; and for many years served
as the Supervisor of Corporate
Security for Charles Schwab.
Dave will be dearly missed by
his children Daniel of San Francisco,
Genevieve and Bridget
of Ireland; his brother Richard;
grandchildren Serena, Julianna
and Nathan; and many other
nieces, nephews and friends. A
celebration of his life was held
at Neto's Grill in Santa Clara,
last Sunday.

Armel Gail Higgins
Armel Gail Higgins passed
away November 21, 2009 at the
age of 92.
Armel was born in Wadsworth,
Ohio on March 30,
1917. She graduated from Ohio
University where she studied cost
accounting. She worked as an
Auto Underwriter for Continental
Insurance Companies for over
25 years. After retirement she
moved to El Cajon, California
and pursued her love of travel,
church and family.
Armel was preceded in death
by her parents, Ray and May
(Washburn) Higgins, sister Rae-
Jean Culp, niece Jean Ann Mc-
Creedy and grand nephew Patrick
McCreedy. She is survived
by her nephew John Culp (Beth)
of Vancouver, WA, niece Carole
Treadway (Doug) of Livermore,
CA and cousin Ellen Bovard, of
La Mesa, CA.
Although Armel lived by
herself most of her life, she was
always surrounded by friends.
She thrived at Bosworth Gardens
Assisted Living in El Cajon and
Silver Oak Manor in Livermore
making quick friends with residents
and staff. She was loved
for her sunny outlook on life and
desire to help others. She will be
missed by her family and many
Services will be held December
11, 2009 at 2 p.m. at El
Cajon First United Presbyterian
Church, 500 Farragut Circle, El
Cajon, CA. Interment will be at
Greenlawn Cemetery at Barberton,

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