Johnson, Maurice A.

Maurice A. Johnson, age 79, passed on June 23, 2006, at San Ramon Regional Medical Center after a brave struggle against the effects of recent multiple strokes.A 27 year resident of Castro Valley and a Bay Area native, he was a proud Navy veteran, retired from the Oakland Tribune as Circulation Manager after 27 years, and was also co-owner of the Veterans and Yellow Cab of Hayward for 10 years. Most recently, Maurice was of caring service to the patients at Eden Hospital .Maurice was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and faithfully dedicated his spirit and work to the callings of his church. An avid golfer and supreme gardener, he was foremost a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and the pillar of his family. He is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 58 years, Dolores, sons Morry (Lisa) and Steve (Brigitte), daughter Nancy, (Mike Cooper), grandchildren Steven (Erica), Justin (Kelly), Erin, Doug, and Anne Johnson; Jesse, Tara, and Carly Lemos; great grandchild Monique Johnson; step-grandchildren Sam and Rachel Cooper, Tim and Kelly Burkes, and Connor Every.

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