ALAMEDA – Alameda city officials have announced plans for a memorial service for Mayor Ralph Appezzato, who apparently commit suicide Monday. He was 67.
Appezzato had been diagnosed with prostate cancer several months ago and died of a gunshot wound, police said.
Appezzato, who retired as a colonel from the U.S. Marine Corps in 1983 after 26 years, had served as mayor of Alameda since 1994. He was seeking a seat on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors at the time of his death.
The public is invited to attend the service scheduled 10 a.m. on Saturday aboard the USS Hornet at Alameda Point.