A reverse search of public records indicates that there is an 81 year old person by that name who lived in Alameda and who has a relative named Barbara. He would appear to still be alive and I am attaching a screenshot of his most recent contact information.
Note that only the police can do an official background check and this is from public records. It may not be up to date or accurate.
My fault. Forgot the screenshot. I have just finished the Gettman question but here's what I left out.
I checked the attachment link and found that it works perfectly on my two computers, an iphone and iPad. If you are having problems opening it, let me know.