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Obituaries

A year has passed since Emeryville’s Park Avenue neighborhood lost a well-respected and beloved neighbor. Joel Devin died on November 2nd, 2019 after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 66 years old. Devin...

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Longtime Emeryville Councilmember Nora Davis sadly passed away this week. She was 92 years old. Davis was an absolute force in Emeryville politics during her 27 years on council presiding over its “Boomtown” era. An...

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At a small Halloween party in the courtyard of Oliver Lofts on 65th Street in 2006 our neighbor Ingeborg spontaneously performed a joyful dance around Irene, when she discovered German party food on the buffet...

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Kary Mullis, a chemist whose work with a pioneering Emeryville Biotech company awarded him a Nobel Prize, passed away last Wednesday at the age of 74. Mullis is credited with the groundbreaking invention of PCR...

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The Alameda County Fire Department announced the sudden passing of one their own on Sunday. 14 year veteran Eric Mikel passed away while off duty last Monday, June 24th in Richmond. He was 48 years old. “Alameda County...

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Chris Edwards, the artist behind the popular Ghost Ship Memorial docked in Emery Bay, has passed away at the age of 32. “He passed peacefully in Hawaii,” noted his mother Sue Perkins in a communication...

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The Emeryville Police Department published an alert back on September 30th of an “unattended death” in the storm drain tunnel along Horton Street. The Alameda County Coroner has since identified the deceased as a 26-year-old Livermore woman. Officers...

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The Alameda County Firefighters Local 55 announced the sad passing of one of their own today. Henry Lyman served with the Emeryville Fire Department from 1945-1979 and retired as Chief of the Department. “We are...

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A 65-year-old Emeryville Marina Liveaboard took his own life last Friday at a bench overlooking the bay. Emeryville Police Chief Jennifer Tejada confirmed the sad news via email. “We did respond to what appears to...

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Paul Brown, better known as “Tall Paul” to neighbors, has passed. The 62-year-old West Oakland resident had been battling stage 4 lung cancer for the past few months. Paul was a fixture of the East...

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Jerry Lee Carniglia, a 35-year resident of Emeryville, succumbed to prostate cancer last June 7th, 2015. A prolific artist, Carniglia was a fixture of Emeryville’s Park Avenue District where he had his studio and could often...

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A homeless woman who was a fixture of Emeryville and West Oakland passed away from her injuries sustained from an assault back on July 6th. Hayok Kay was reportedly removed from life support at Highland...

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