I saw this request at the Contra Costa County message board at Ancestry.com:
"Requesting an obit lookup for Michael Alfred Roach. He died on Dec. 12, 1964 in Contra Costa California. Surly there is one on him, he was a firefighter for Oakland Co. Ca."
It never even dawned on me to look for an obituary for Mr. Roach when I answered your post the other day about the Oakland Fire Department. I am so sorry for that! From the Oakland Tribune, 14 December 1964: