If you're reading this it's because you're
probably a friend or family member, so Welcome to these pages.
In his life Dad enjoyed the challenges and opportuneties
he was blessed with, from Bloomington, Illinois, to Castro Valley,
he had a great time. Dad had a wonderful set of parents, 2 brothers
and 2 sisters, and a lot of pets. He had fun in the service at
the end of WW2, saw the ball fall in Times Square in 1948, and
ended up in S.F. There he met my mom, Ruth, was married almost
50 years, and raised my brother Jim, and I. Dad served in the
Oakland Fire Dept. for 23 years, made Chief, and retired in 1980.
Around 1995 Mom & Dad moved to Baywood Court
where they met a great group of friends. After mom's passing
in 1998, he remarried his new sweetheart, Virginia Dixon on April
26th, 2000. I saw Dad regularly, and enjoyed watching him play
with and teach his grandkids as they grew.
It was with pride and joy that Dad was able to
be with us at the celebration of the Centennial Bulb's 100th
birthday, at fire station 6 in Livermore, CA. He was a remarkable
man, and is truely missed by all his family and friends.