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Steve Freese
June 3, 1948 - Nov. 12, 2014
San Juan Capistrano, California
Steve Freese was born on June 3, 1948, and died on Nov. 12, 2014 from complications due to lung cancer. His wife, Laura Smyth Freese, and daughters, Corine Freese, Shauna Freese and Alexa Freese Wiley were by his side, along with other friends and relatives. He grew up in Palo Alto, attending Crescent Park Elementary School, Jordan Junior High School and Palo Alto High School. Though Steve a...

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Philip Gibson Hodge
Nov. 9, 1920 - Nov. 11, 2014
Palo Alto, California

Tags: teacher/educator, arts/media, veteran

Professor Philip G. Hodge Jr., member of the National Academy of Engineering and recipient of numerous awards in his field, died peacefully on Nov. 11, 2014 in Sunnyvale, California, with his daughter and granddaughter by his side. Professor Hodge was a key contributor to plasticity theory and published five books on the subject, several of which were translated into other languages. His research ...

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Douglas Daniel Albert Naylor
March 30, 1944 - Nov. 9, 2014
Port Hueneme, California

Tags: business, veteran

Former Palo Alto resident Douglas Daniel Albert Naylor, 70, passed away on Nov. 9, hours after he was struck by a car while crossing Pacific Coast Highway by Big Rock in Malibu. He was born on March 30, 1944, in Keswick, Iowa. After the death of his mother the family moved to their Uncle Tiny's ranch, Naylor & Son's, in Riverside, California when he was 9. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy at the ag...

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George Matthew Liddicoat
July 10, 1958 - Nov. 9, 2014
Mountain View, California
George Matthew Liddicoat, son of Mary Jo and George Liddicoat, passed away suddenly Sunday evening, Nov. 9. Matt was a longtime resident of Palo Alto and attended Wilbur Middle school (now known as JLS) and was a Cubberley graduate class of '77. He went on to University of California at Santa Barbara and graduated as a Geology & Geophysics major. Matt found the love of rugby while at UCSB and c...

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Dan Dykwel
March 31, 1952 - Nov. 6, 2014
Palo Alto, California

Tags: public service, business

Dan Dykwel -- beloved husband and father, sincere friend and devoted community leader -- passed away Nov. 6 at Stanford Hospital, surrounded by his family. Dan believed in Palo Alto and committed himself to making our community a better place. He served children and our public schools as president of the district-wide PTA Council, president of the Paly PTSA, member of the PAUSD Program Review C...

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Albin Joseph Slakis
July 5, 1925 - Oct. 30, 2014
Palo Alto, California

Tags: veteran

Albin "Al" Slakis, a resident of Palo Alto and Mountain View and formerly of Illinois, died on Oct. 30 in Palo Alto, California. He was 89. Al was born on July 5, 1925, in Chicago, Illinois. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a hospital corpsman. Al later graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Food Technology and worked in both the pharmaceutical and food indu...

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Ronald John Cirigliano
Aug. 11, 1957 - Oct. 30, 2014
San Carlos, California
Ronnie, We miss you more than life itself! We are comforted knowing you are cared for, and at peace with God, Mom, and Dad. You fought your most difficult battle of life for four long months; we witnessed your strong will to live and bravery for family. We are a "Family Forever"; proud and honored to be your siblings. Just a week ago you expressed to us, you would never give up, and beat your canc...

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Thomas Edwards Kirkbride
Sept. 18, 1931 - Oct. 28, 2014
Menlo Park, California

Tags: public service, business, veteran

Thomas Edwards Kirkbride died peacefully at home in the late evening of October 28, after a courageous year battling leukemia. Born in Dover, New Hampshire, he was the only child of Joseph and Dee Kirkbride. He graduated from Quincy (MASS) High School in 1949, and the University of New Hampshire in 1953, with an ROTC commission as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force in Germany. This w...

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Robert Chilton Calfee
Jan. 26, 1933 - Oct. 24, 2014
Stanford, California

Tags: public service, teacher/educator, veteran

Robert "Bob" C. Calfee died peacefully at the age of 81 in his Stanford home with family at his side. Bob was born in Lexington, Kentucky. He interrupted his studies at UCLA to serve in the U.S. Air Force from 1953 to 1957. He returned to UCLA, earning a B.S., M.A and Ph.D. (1963). His distinguished academic career began at the University of Wisconsin, Madison (1964-1969). From 1969 to 1998, Bo...

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Winifred Jecker Steiner
Aug. 31, 1913 - Oct. 21, 2014
Portola Valley, California

Tags: public service, teacher/educator

Winifred “Wini” Gould Jecker Steiner August 31, 1913 – October 21, 2014 "Wini" Steiner died peacefully in her sleep after visits from her family and friends. Wini was born in England and emigrated with her family in 1920, eventually settling in Long Beach. Wini graduated from UC Berkeley in 1935 with a degree in English. There, she lived at International House, where she met Duroc Alber...

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Sarah Henderson Wiehe
Oct. 29, 1949 - Oct. 20, 2014
Palo Alto, California

Tags: arts/media

Born in Cape Neddick, Maine on Oct. 29, 1949, Sarah Atwood Henderson Wiehe died from a heart attack on Oct. 20, 2014, while at her home in Palo Alto. Sarah was the daughter of artist and musician Elyot Henderson and community volunteer Sydney Elliot Henderson, and was raised with her elder brother Peter and younger sister Anne at their family's farmhouse in Cape Neddick, Maine. Sarah graduated wit...

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