Category Archives: In Memorial

Abraham ( – 2000) and Jean Zwickel ( – 2005)

On Friday, August 26, 2005, on or around 4:20 in the morning,in Antioch, California, my mother, Jean Cameron Wiley Zwickeljoined her beloved Abe on that Final Adventure. Jean wrote a book on the voices of Puerto Rico Independence movement “Voices … Continue reading

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Guillermo “Bill” Muniz (1929 – 2017)

Guillermo “Bill” Muniz, longtime owner of the New Mecca Cafe in downtown Pittsburg and a fixture on this city’s civic and sports scenes since the 1960s, died Thursday after a long illness. Muniz, 88, had operated the popular Mexican restaurant … Continue reading

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Timothy Lee (UNK – Nov 2, 1985)

The most grisly event occurred last Nov. 2, in a vacant lot near one of the new office towers adjoining the BART station. On that mud-caked piece of land, an off-duty security guard found the body of a young black … Continue reading

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Bill Callison (Oct. 22, 1941 – Dec. 11, 2008)

Bill attended Central Kitsap High School where he was the Student Body President in 1959. He earned a National Merit Scholarship to attend Stanford University, graduating in 1963 with a degree in Political Science. He received a Master’s degree in … Continue reading

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Andy Baltzo (1921- 2009)

Andy Baltzo, a Pleasant Hill resident and local peace activist who founded the peace center in 1969, died May 25. He was 89. Thirty years ago, Andy Baltzo quit his job as a chemistry teacher at a Pleasant Hill middle … Continue reading

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Hisham Ahmed Ph.D. 1963-2019

In Memorial It was with heavy hearts that we learned that Professor Hisham Ahmed, who had overcome so many obstacles in his life, lost his valiant battle with colon cancer on July 7th, 2019. Born blind in a tent, in … Continue reading

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