Fremont Bank’s Co-Founder, Alvirda Hyman, Passes Away
FREMONT, California - December 6, 2010 - Fremont Bank, a
leading full-service community bank in Northern California, announced
that Alvirda Hyman, co-founder of Fremont Bank, passed away on Saturday
(December 4) at the age of 91 of natural causes.
Born in Bayou Lafourche, Louisiana, Alvirda Hyman moved with her
husband to California following WWII. Together, Alvirda and Morris
Hyman created and led Fremont Bank to become a leading institution
in community banking with over $2.4 Billion in assets and 19 branch
offices to serve the greater east bay area.
Alvirda Hyman was also instrumental in creating the Fremont Bank
Foundation, whose grants have been used to help create the Fremont
Bank Aqua Adventures Water Park, the Morris and Alvirda Hyman School
for Business and Technology at Ohlone College, the Alvirda Hyman
Center for Learning at the Fremont Adult School, as well as a recent
large grant to Washington Hospital of $1.5 million for the construction
of new Emergency and Intensive Care facilities. Numerous other grants
by the Fremont Bank Foundation include the areas of health and human
services, education, and the arts.
Her personal volunteer services included being a founder of the
Candle Lighters Ghost House in Fremont, which celebrated its 40th
Anniversary this year and has contributed in excess of $500,000
to charitable causes. She was also an active member of the Child
Welfare League, the Philanthropic Educational Organization, and
the Niles Congregational Church.
She is survived by her three children, Hattie Marie Hyman-Hughes
of Fremont, Alan Hyman of Diablo, and Howard Hyman of Pebble Beach,
California; five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
A public visitation with the family will be held on Wednesday,
December 8, 2010 from 4:30-7:00 PM at Berge Pappas Smith–Chapel
of the Angels (40862 Fremont Blvd, Fremont, CA). Contributions to
Niles Congregational Church or the Alvirda Hyman Center for Learning
in lieu of flowers are appreciated.
About Fremont Bank
Fremont Bank (www.fremontbank.com) is the leading full-service community bank in Northern California. Founded in 1964, Fremont Bank is one of the oldest independent family owned and managed banks in the region and focuses on personalized service for individuals and businesses. It serves communities through 22 branches and seven additional ATMs throughout the Greater Bay Area. Exceptional client service is the cornerstone of Fremont Bank’s business. Accommodation of customer needs in a friendly, personal atmosphere characterizes the Bank’s culture.