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Norman S. Coplon
June 19, 1937 - Jan. 11, 2015
Portola Valley, California
Dr. Norman S. Coplon, the pioneering founder of Satellite Healthcare Inc. (San Jose, California) and a committed husband, father, physician, professor, businessman and volunteer, passed peacefully Sunday morning, January 11, 2015, at home with his family by his side, after a long illness. He was 77. Dr. Coplon was known throughout the field of nephrology and the dialysis industry for his patien...

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Joan Leaver
Feb. 8, 1925 - Jan. 11, 2015
Menlo Park, California
Joan Agnes O'Grady Leaver, 89, entered into God's loving embrace on Jan. 11, 2015, from her home in Menlo Park, California. She was born on Feb. 8, 1925, in Palo Alto (then known as Mayfield.) Her parents, Thomas and Delia Finn O'Grady, were immigrants from County Roscommon in Ireland. Joan grew up in Palo Alto and graduated from Mercy High School in Burlingame, California, which she attended on a...

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Roi Diane Lucas-Hall
Oct. 17, 1950 - Jan. 10, 2015
Oakland, California
Roi Diane Lucas-Hall, born Oct. 17, 1950, was called home to her savior on Jan. 10, 2015. She was a graduate of Gunn High School. Then she attended college in Washington, D.C., where she met her husband of 44 years, Gregory Hall. She moved to Oakland, California, in the early 1980s and was committed to serving the Lord and raising her family and her community as much as she could. She worked with ...

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Patricia (Patty) Irene Nelson
April 10, 1958 - Jan. 9, 2015
Menlo Park, California
Patty passed away at Stanford Hospital surrounded by her loving family and friends. As the daughter of Harold and Puz Nelson of Menlo Park, CA, Patty graduated from Carlmont High School in San Carlos. She was a member of the Golden Gate Regional Center and worked for many years with Hope de Anza Workshops in Mountain View. Through them, she worked with such companies as Orchard Supply Hardwar...

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Barbara Allen Johnson
March 28, 1918 - Jan. 8, 2015
Portola Valley, California
Barbara Allen Johnson, 96, a resident of Portola Valley for more than 50 years, died peacefully on Jan. 8, 2015. A dedicated class assistant in first grade for years, she loved Ormondale School and helped young residents both at school and as a home tutor. She mentored disabled children. She was a friend of the Portola Valley Library and active in the local informal jigsaw puzzle swap. S...

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Betty Everson
Sept. 11, 1931 - Jan. 7, 2015
Menlo Park, California
Betty Christine Wolfe Everson passed away in Provo, Utah, on Jan. 7, 2015. She was born in Palo Alto, California, on Sept. 11, 1931, and was raised in Menlo Park, where she attended Las Lomitas Elementary School. After graduating from Sequoia High School, she attended San Jose State University, graduating in business and English. In 1954 she married Charles (Chuck) Everson, from Shelle...

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Martin Anderson
Aug. 5, 1936 - Jan. 3, 2015
Portola Valley, California

Tags: public service, teacher/educator

Martin Anderson died peacefully in his sleep on Jan. 3, 2015, at his home in Portola Valley, California. He was 78 years old. He is survived by his wife, Annelise, of 49 years and his half-brother, James McHugh Jr. of Rye, New Hampshire, and his wife, Susan, and their two daughters. Anderson was the Keith and Jan Hurlbut Senior Fellow, emeritus, at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. H...

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Susan Adams Lumm
March 26, 1943 - Jan. 2, 2015
San Luis Obispo, California

Tags: teacher/educator

Susan Adams Lumm, 71, of San Luis Obispo, passed away on Friday, Jan. 2, 2015. Sue was born in Racine, Wisconsin, and attended John Adams High School in South Bend, Indiana, where she met her beloved husband Steve, whom she married in 1966. They are the proud and loving parents of three children -- Jeff Lumm, Mindy Lumm and Amy (Dan) Baer -- and three grandchildren (Caelum, Terra and Theo Baer). ...

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Elsie Ruth Trojak
June 2, 1916 - Jan. 2, 2015
Palo Alto, California

Tags: veteran

Longtime St. Thomas Aquinas parishioner and beloved member of our Palo Alto community, Mrs. Elsie Ruth Trojak died peacefully in her home on Jan. 2, 2015. Elsie was 98 years old. Elsie was the wife of beloved Emil Trojak and mother of beloved MaryAnne Trojak (both deceased). Elsie remained a faithful member of the parish for over fifty years. Elsie is survived by four nephews and one niece, ...

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Alan Rodney Hopkinson
Jan. 29, 1942 - Jan. 1, 2015
Santa Barbara, California

Tags: business

Alan Rodney Hopkinson, 72, son of the late Merlin Hopkinson and the late Betty Bailey, died unexpectedly and in his sleep on Jan. 1, 2015, at home in Summerland, Santa Barbara. Born in Barnsley, Yorkshire, in 1942, Alan was one of three brothers. He was a brilliant boy, excelled scholastically and won a scholarship to Merton College, Oxford University, where he obtained a master of arts degree ...

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Gloria R Brown
May 22, 1928 - Dec. 31, 2014
Palo Alto, California

Tags: public service

The close of 2014 was marked by the passing of longtime Palo Alto resident Gloria R. Brown. She dedicated many years of her life to a variety of civic endeavors including the Palo Alto Historical Association, heading the local Nicotine Anonymous group, introducing new citizens to the political process and working in or managing numerous local political campaigns. She loved the beauty of her garden...

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Jacquelin Mitchell
Dec. 31, 1931 - Dec. 29, 2014
Atherton, California

Tags: public service, teacher/educator

Jacquelin Baumgarten Mitchell of Atherton died on December 29, 2014, after a brief illness. She is survived by her husband, Lincoln A. Mitchell, daughter Rebekah Ann Mitchell of Kentfield, sister Rebekah Ann Bashford of Idyllwild, and nephew Morris D. Mitchell and niece Elizabeth D. Mitchell, both of Soquel. Jackie, then “Miss Baumgarten,” taught kindergarten at Hillview School and then Enc...

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Barbara Bateman
May 18, 1922 - Dec. 28, 2014
Palo Alto, California

Tags: teacher/educator

Barbara Lucille Bateman, 92, of Palo Alto died Dec 28, 2014. She taught music and English in the Palo Alto Unified School district for 30 plus years and privately taught bassoon. Barbara is predeceased by her husband Guy Bateman. You are invited to read her history, share your memories, photos and condolences online at The Chapel of the Angels Guest Book: www.bergepappassmith.com/obituary/Barb...

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Doris Lyons Hoover
Oct. 8, 1927 - Dec. 26, 2014
Palo Alto, CA, California

Tags: teacher/educator, arts/media

Doris Lyons Hoover was born in Fort Payne, Alabama, on Oct. 8, 1927, on her grandparents' farm. She was raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and attended college at the University of Chattanooga, (now UTC) where she received honors in art and was elected homecoming queen and Miss U.C. At U.C. she met her husband Jack Hoover, and the couple moved to Palo Alto in 1954. Doris became a nationally kno...

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Anne Steinberg
1919 - Dec. 26, 2014
San Francisco, California
Anne Steinberg died peacefully in her sleep on Dec. 26, 2014. A longtime resident of Palo Alto, Anne was committed to civic interests. For many years, she was a very active member of the League of Women Voters, becoming a member of the California State Board of that organization. On a more local level, she was the founder of the Rose Kleiner Frail Elderly day program and actively participated a...

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John Andrew Muldoon
March 30, 1956 - Dec. 25, 2014
Columbia, California
John Andrew Muldoon, formerly of Atherton and Woodside, California, passed away unexpectedly in his home on Christmas Day. John was born in San Francisco on March 30, 1956, to Paul and Kathleen Muldoon of Atherton. He attended The Woodside Priory School and graduated from Woodside High School. After the death of his parents, John moved to Columbia in 1993. He owned and operated Your Window ...

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Esther Marie Pfeiffer
June 14, 1931 - Dec. 14, 2014
Palo Alto, California

Tags: teacher/educator

Esther passed away peacefully, after a brief illness, in her home in Palo Alto. She was 83. Esther was one of two daughters of John and Clara Pfeiffer. Her sister, Helen, passed away in 1998. Her longtime companion, Denny Kelly, died earlier this year. Esther was lovingly cared for in her final days by nurses and caregivers from Vitas hospice, Mr. Kelly's two daughters, and some of her close frien...

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