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Community Pulse - June 20, 2008


Robert C. Greene

Robert C. Greene died June 14 at the age of 81.

Mr. Greene, a Pleasanton resident, was born in Minneapolis, Minn. to Freeman and Agnes McCourtney Greene. He was the youngest of five sons.

Settling in California in 1946 after his discharge from the Merchant Marines, Mr. Greene obtained a bachelor's degree in business and a master's degree in education from the University of San Francisco.

He worked for many years for the Bank of America and later as an instructor at Laney College. Mr. Greene was cheerful, charming and full of fun. He and his wife Connie generously welcomed many friends and relatives as guests and visitors in their home over the years. He adored his grandchildren and was always up-to-date on their progress and success in school and in sports.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Constance Greene; children, Daniel (Eileen) and David (Melanie) Greene and Sharon (David) Merrill; grandchildren, Andrew, Lauren, Tristan and Garreth Greene of Montreal, Canada, Margaret and Brendan Greene of Albany and Rochelle (Kevin) Thorne of San Lorenzo. He is also survived by great-grandchildren Mairin and Lucas Thorne of San Lorenzo.

He was predeceased by his four brothers and son, Russell Slowik.

A service was held June 18.

Dellwood D. Brunskill

Dellwood D. Brunskill died June 10 at the age of 88.

Mr. Brunskill was born to Carrie and David Brunskill June 25, 1919 on a farm in Russell, Minn. He was the youngest of four. At 10, he started selling the produce he had grown and by 16, he began his first permanent job working at the local theater.

A Pleasanton and Livermore resident for the past 37 years, Mr. Brunskill was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force. In 1941, he was one of 10 to receive a flight training scholarship sponsored by the U.S. government. He joined the Army Air Corp. that same year. He retired in 1966 after 20 years, having served in World War II and the Korean War. He later became a flight instructor, banker and insurance salesman. He was also a Realtor in the late 1970s and '80s.

He enjoyed woodworking and refinishing antique furniture. He also liked computers and was a great handyman

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Lois Brunskill; daughters, Diane Perkins of Arizona, Anita Wintner of Hawaii, Jean Easton of Texas and Karen Lotoszynski of Pleasanton; and five grandchildren.

A service was held June 19 at Heritage Estates in Livermore. Donations may be made to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation.


Posted by Ashley Lotoszynski, a resident of Pleasanton Middle School
on Apr 5, 2009 at 6:53 pm

I miss my grandpa.


Posted by unclehomerr.., a resident of Downtown
on Apr 5, 2009 at 10:49 pm

How nice of you to say that here, Ashley. I'll remember you and your family and your grandpa in my prayers tonight.

I'll bet he was really proud of you...!