Mike DeGuzman
OHS Teacher

December 11, 2001

MOISES M. DeGUZMAN 75, died Saturday, December 8, 2001 in Castro Valley. Moises was born January 2, 1926 in Narvacan, P.I. In 1945, he left the Philippines for Hilo, HI, and later moved to Honolulu where he graduated from McKinley High School in 1947. Upon graduation, he moved to San Jose, CA and joined his father, Alfonso. Moises attended San Jose State and received a Masters Degree in Political Science from Montana State, and in 1955 he received a teaching credential from the University of California-Berkeley. He served with the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1954. He taught for the Oakland Public School District from 1957 to 1990. Moises was granted a leave of absence from the school district for two years (1996-1998) to accept an appointment with the U.S. State Department - A.I.D. to serve as refugee liaison in Tay Ninh Province, S. Vietnam.

Moises is survived by his wife Melinda; sons Michael, Timothy, Anthony; daugther Kathleen; step-daughter Debora and her husband David; grandsons Jeffery, Scott and Nicholas deGuzman; granddaughters Sarah Ann and Desiree Aimee. Family and friends are invited to visit from 5 to 8:30PM, Wednesday, December 12, 2001, 2001 at Chapel of the Chimes Funeral Home, 32992 Mission Blvd., Hayward, CA 94544, where a prayer liturgy service will be held at 7:00PM in the Reflection Chapel. The Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30AM, Friday, Dec. 14, 2001 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 3433 Somerset Ave., Castro Valley, CA 94546. A reception will follow the mass at Stack Center. Burial will be in Chapel of the Chimes Memorial Park, Hayward.

Memorial contributions may be made to Oakland High School Teachers Memorial Fund, Sp. Attn: Carlos Padilla, 1023 Mac Arthur Blvd., Oakland, CA 94606 or to the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District, Senior Baseball Program, 1099 E Street, Hayward, CA 94541.


© Published in the ANG Newspapers on 12/11/2001

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