Pleasanton Weekly

Community Pulse - June 10, 2011

Obituaries

Douglas G. Miller

Douglas G. Miller died May 23 at the age of 74 after a 12-year battle with leukemia and lymphoma.

He was born May 2, 1937, in Providence, R.I. He earned a bachelor of science degree from Golden Gate University and an MBA from Santa Clara University and worked in the finance field for 45 years. He lived in San Carlos for 32 years, where he coached youth soccer and was a trustee of the San Carlos School board, before moving to Pleasanton in 2003. Here he belonged to SIRS Branch 34, the Callippe Senior Golf Club and participated in Pleasanton Newcomers events with his wife, Ruby. He loved to travel and felt fortunate to attend the 2011 Masters Tournament in Augusta, Ga., in April with his son; he played Pebble Beach for his 70th birthday.

Mr. Miller is survived by his wife Ruby; son Scott (Jennifer) Miller of Laguna Hills and daughter Andrea (Bill) Sadler of Pleasanton; seven grandchildren; sister Sheila Talley and father-in-law Jack Walton, both of Sacramento; and his dog Sunny.

A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Donations may be made in his name to Hope Hospice, 6377 Clark Ave., Suite 100, Dublin 94568; or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Greater Bay Area Chapter, 1390 market St., San Francisco 94102.

Marie Bingham Thomson

Marie Bingham Thomson died June 2 at the age of 82.

She was born in Maeser, Utah, on Dec. 15, 1928, and was the youngest of six children. She worked at Amador Valley High School as the principal's secretary for 22 years, retiring in 1990.

Ms. Thomson is survived by her husband of 60 years, Robert Don Thomson and their three children, Don B. Thomson, Lee Ann Porter and Tina M. Stuber. She is interred at Pioneer Cemetery in Pleasanton.

Alexander Glaros died June 7 at the age of 83 with his loved ones by his side.

He was born Aug. 15, 1927, in Pittsburgh, Pa. He served in the Army Air Force during World War II, then left Pennsylvania and came to California in 1947 where he met Stamatia, his wife of 63 years. He worked for the California Division of Highways for many years. He also was devoted to the service of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral in San Francisco, serving on the Parish Council and as council secretary, vice president and president. Mr. Glaros moved to the East Bay in 1978 and to Pleasanton in 1983 where he was an active member of Pleasanton Masonic Lodge 321 and a Hiram Award recipient. A participating member of the Tri-Valley Woodcarvers for many years, he was also a volunteer at the Pleasanton Senior Center.

He is survived by his wife Stamatia; children Anne Marie Glaros, Michael (Frances) Glaros and Tina (Steve) Davis; sister Beulah Mougianis; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and many other family members and friends. A Trisagion (Visitation) will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at the Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church, 20104 Center St. in Castro Valley. The funeral will be held at the same church at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday followed by a luncheon at 11:45. Donations may be made to the Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church Building Fund.

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