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Sybil Rodman
Sept. 25, 1928 - Dec. 2, 2016
Palo Alto, California
Sybil Rodman, a long-time resident of Palo Alto, died on Dec. 2, in McMinnville, Oregon, where she had been living for more than a decade. She spent her final days surrounded by family. She was 88. She was born on Sept. 25, 1928, in Seattle, Washington, to parents Chris and Pearl Skullerud. Her father was an auto mechanic who owned a repair shop, and her mother was a teacher. She graduated from ...

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Jack Paul Edelstein
Feb. 12, 1931 - Nov. 25, 2016
Palo Alto, California
Dr. Jack Paul Edelstein, age 85, died on Nov. 25 in Palo Alto. He is survived by his wife, Marcia, sons Mark, Scott and Peter, sister Vivian Nelson and six grandchildren. Jack was born to Irving and Hannah Edelstein on Feb. 12, 1931, in Bayonne, NJ, where he and his younger sister, Vivian, grew up. As a boy, he loved the fact that his birthday, which he shared with Lincoln, was always a school ...

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Davis Walsh Baldwin
July 10, 1927 - Nov. 22, 2016
San Francisco, California

Tags: veteran

Davis Walsh Baldwin was born in Winnetka, Illinois, on July 10, 1927, to Margaret “Sis” Couffer Baldwin and John Richard Walsh Baldwin. Davis gently passed away with family by his side on November 22, 2016, while gathered for one of his favorite family traditions; celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday in Lake Tahoe. Davis spent a happy childhood participating in sports and school activities...

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Edwin (Ed) Brent Jones
Jan. 9, 1958 - Nov. 20, 2016
Palo Alto, California
After an incredibly brave seven-year battle with colorectal cancer, Edwin (Ed) Brent Jones peacefully succumbed Nov. 20, at the too-young age of 58, holding the hand of his loving husband, Eddie. Throughout the long struggle, Ed continued to live every day to the fullest. Before his Stage 4 diagnosis in 2014 but after his initial six-months of surgeries in 2009, he hiked two-plus weeks in Scotla...

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Harry Walter Day
April 23, 1919 - Nov. 18, 2016
Fremont, CA

Tags: veteran, business

Harry Walter Day, 97, was a resident of Palo Alto from 1960 to 1973 and a resident in the Bay Area for the rest of his long life. He was born in the small hamlet of Logan, West Virginia, and early showed an exceptional aptitude for mechanical and electrical design. As a young man, he put this talent into national service as a Tuskegee Airman. He served as a radar operator protecting the fighter pl...

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Ernest (Ernie) Nathaniel Wormley, Jr.
June 22, 1954 - Nov. 18, 2016
Redwood City, California

Tags: veteran

Ernest (Ernie) Nathaniel Wormley, Jr., 62, passed away Friday, Nov. 18 in Redwood City. Ernie was born June 22, 1954 to Ernest and Grace Wormley at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City. After graduating from Palo Alto High School in 1973, Ernie enlisted into the U. S. Army.  Funeral Services will be held Thursday, Dec. 1, 11 a.m. at Crippen and Flynn Woodside Chapel, 400 Woodside Road, Redwood...

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Beverly Ann Beer
May 31, 1936 - Nov. 17, 2016
Menlo Park, California
Menlo Park – Beverly Ann Beer, 80, died Thursday, November 17, 2016 at her home. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Jim Beer; their children, John Beer and Rebecca Clay; their grandchildren, Megan Beer and Jesse Clay; their great-grandchildren, Althea and Maize Halverson; and her brother, Louis Rodgers. Born and raised in Centerville, IA, the daughter of John and Annie Rodgers, sh...

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Brian David Gallagher
Feb. 11, 1954 - Nov. 14, 2016
San Diego, California

Tags: business

Brian David Gallagher of San Diego died unexpectedly on Monday, Nov. 14. Brian was born on February 11, 1954, in Virginia Beach, Virginia to Frank Edward “Ned” Gallagher Jr., Col. USMC, and Mary Agnes “Tay” Gallagher. Brian was preceded in death by his father and younger brother, Kevin. Family and friends knew Brian first and foremost as a family man who enjoyed life to the fullest with hi...

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John Roulston Livingston
Jan. 14, 1959 - Nov. 12, 2016
Los Altos, California

Tags: veteran, business

John Roulston Livingston, 57, born on Jan. 14, 1959, reposed with our Lord on November 12 at 1:19 pm after a long and arduous struggle with cancer. The Funeral service will take place at Noon on Friday, Nov. 18 at Christ Church, Portola Valley, immediately followed by the Burial service with Military Honors at Gate of Heaven, Los Altos. Afterward, the Reception will be held at Christ Church. John ...

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Mark William Osborn
May 31, 1954 - Nov. 10, 2016
Santa Clara, California
Mark William Osborn passed away suddenly Nov. 10th 2016 in Provo, Utah. Mark was born May 31, 1954, to Eleanor and Richard Osborn in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. Mark was raised in the Detroit suburbs and graduated from the University of Michigan in Chemistry. After college he moved to the San Francisco Bay Area where he lived for the remainder of his life. Most recently, Mark resided in Palo Alto an...

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Lisa Darline Casentini
Nov. 27, 1956 - Nov. 9, 2016
Woodside, California

Tags: teacher/educator

After a heroic 17 year battle with breast cancer, Lisa passed away peacefully at her home in Woodside. Her final moments were spent in the loving presence of David, her husband of 23 years, and her children, Michael, 22 and Anna, 19. Lisa’s fight against breast cancer began in 1999 when she was diagnosed with stage 4 inflammatory breast cancer. Her prognosis was grim, but Lisa would have non...

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Tessie J. Matthews
July 21, 1916 - Nov. 7, 2016
Menlo Park, California
Tessie Josephine Matthews passed on into glory on November 7th, peacefully at her home in Menlo Park. She was 100 years old. She was born in New Jersey, the daughter of Sicilian immigrants. Tessie loved learning but could not complete her education, staying home to take care of her father and run the household; her siblings and Mother working hard to support the family. She and her sister ...

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Polly Fuller
Aug. 4, 1923 - Oct. 28, 2016
Menlo Park, California
Mrs. Mary “Polly” Bryan Fuller passed away peacefully at her home in Menlo Park, California, on Friday, October 28, 2016, at the age of 93 with two of her three sons at her side. A lifelong Virginian no matter where she lived, Polly was born August 4, 1923, in Petersburg, VA, the third child of Corbin Braxton Bryan Jr. and Alice Kent Bryan. She graduated from high school at St. Agn...

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Joseph H. Hafkenschiel, Jr.
April 2, 1916 - Oct. 26, 2016
Portola Valley, California
Joseph H. Hafkenschiel, Jr., M.D. passed away on October 26, 2016, at The Sequoias in Portola Valley, California, where he lived in his later years. He is survived by his sons, Joseph III, Tom, Mark, and John; his daughters -in-law, Cynthia, Wendy and Jaclyn Jean; his grandchildren, Erin, Alex, Ian and Haley; his grandson-in-law, Ryan Donnelly; and his great-granddaughter, Lucinda Easton Don...

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Sue Humphries
1936 - Oct. 23, 2016
Los Altos, California
Sue Humphries, 80, passed away peacefully at home. She was diagnosed with cancer a year ago, went into remission, then it came back a year later with force. She had been an elementary school teacher before going back to school to become an x-ray technician in mammography at Palo Alto Medical Foundation and was a longtime resident of Palo Alto. She loved nature, traveling throughout the U.S. and t...

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David Lee Lotz
Sept. 10, 1928 - Oct. 20, 2016
Farfield, California

Tags: teacher/educator

David Lee Lotz, 88, a 37-year resident of Menlo Park, passed away peacefully in sleep, October 20, 2016, in Fairfield, CA. He graduated from San Jose State College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1946 and continued his education at San Jose State University, receiving his Masters of Arts degree in 1958. He taught for the Southern Humboldt Unified school district for 3 years before moving ...

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Wendell James Johnson
Aug. 8, 1927 - Oct. 18, 2016
Vancouver, Washington

Tags: veteran

At peace in Vancouver, Washington, and a long time resident of Menlo Park, Palo Alto and Sunnyvale. Survived by his wife Carolyn and three children, Jim (Judy) Johnson, Carla (Dan) Dooley, Deborah (Greg) Watkins, many grandchildren, great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandson. Also survived by his brother Wilton Johnson and his family of Palo Alto. A World War II combat veteran, Wendell ...

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Janice Small Brethauer
June 21, 1953 - Oct. 17, 2016
Arnold, California

Tags: teacher/educator

Janice was born in The Dalles Oregon to Melvin Small and A. Victoria Small. Janice received her BA and her MA in education at San Jose State University and taught for 32 years. Teacher Janice concluded her career as a kindergarten teacher at Juana Briones Elementary School in the Palo Alto Unified School District. Janice had a residence in Arnold for 30 years and upon her retirement settled into B...

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