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Norman H. Dyson
Sept. 27, 1937 - Oct. 10, 2014
Palo Alto, California

A longtime Palo Alto resident, Norman passed away peacefully on Oct. 10 after losing his battle with pancreatic cancer. Born in Manchester, England, in 1937, he earned his B.Sc. in chemistry from The University of Leeds in 1959, followed by a Ph.D. in 1962. In October 1959 he married Elaine, his childhood sweetheart and the love of his life. Upon completing his Ph.D., he and Elaine boarded the RMS Sylvania and set sail from Liverpool to New York to spend a "few years" in America and see what it was really like. After completing postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and the School of Pharmacy at the University of California, San Francisco, Norman settled into a long and successful career in organic chemistry research with Syntex Corporation in Palo Alto (eventually acquired by Roche) before retiring in 2007. In addition to being a gifted chemist, Norman was also a devoted husband and family man. His happiest moments were spent with Elaine; their sons Stephen and Matthew; daughter-in-law Lisa; grandsons Colin, Spencer and Dylan; and a large extended family of friends commonly referred to as The English Mob. A Manchester United fan since his youth,...

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Marguerite C. Malgoire
April 20, 1920 - Oct. 19, 2014 Woodside, California

Marguerite C. (Marge) Malgoire, 94, passed away at home on October 19 after complications from surgery to repair a broken hip. She was a long-time resident of Woodside. Her parents bought a small parcel of land there after spending summers camping at the creek behind what is now Woodside Eleme...

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Reuben Schadler
April 9, 1939 - Oct. 9, 2014 Merced, California

Born in Jamestown, North Dakota, Reuben graduated from the College of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington, and moved to Palo Alto in 1967 where he taught mathematics at Jordan Junior High and Cubberley, Gunn and Paly high schools before retiring in 1995 and moving to Merced. Reuben enjoyed the teacher...

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Gloria Leiderman
Oct. 1, 1925 - Oct. 8, 2014 Stanford, California

Dr. Gloria Frank Leiderman died on Oct. 8, 2014, after a prolonged illness. Born in Lombard, Illinois, in 1925, Gloria graduated from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, earning her bachelor's in sociology in 1946 and subsequently a Ph.D. in child development from Harvard University in ...

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Richard J. Kusa
March 1, 1927 - Oct. 5, 2014 Menlo Park, California

Itís with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Richard (Dick) Joseph Kusa on Oct. 5, 2014. Dick was a native of Ohio, born March 1, 1927, in Cleveland, Ohio. He later moved to Menlo Park, California (Godís Country as he would call it). He attended Ohio University and played both base...

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