Almanac

Community - November 9, 2011

Obituaries

Suzi McCloskey

A memorial service will be held Nov. 19 in Skylonda for Suzi McCloskey (aka Suzanne Lewis), a 28-year resident of Woodside, who died at home Oct. 19. She was 66. The service will start at 1 p.m. at the Mountain Terrace, 17285 Skyline Boulevard.

She battled cancer off and on for six years.

Born in Alameda, she attended schools in Southern California. She raised her daughter, Dina, in San Jose, by herself after her first marriage ended, the family said.

She worked at Shappell homes and during this time, approximately 1980, she met her future husband, Jack McCloskey. They worked together at Pim Electric in Alameda and Foster City, and bought their home in Woodside in 1984.

In 1988, when Jack formed McCloskey Electric, she got her license and went to work at Skywood Realty in Skylonda, which later became ReMax. She specialized in mountain properties and loved showing off the mountain to her clients.

She loved to travel, and took trips to Cabo, Costa Rica, the Inland Passage in Alaska, Jackson Hole, Florence, Venice and Tuscany, Italy. Just before she died, she toured Ireland and Paris.

She is survived by her daughter, Dina; husband Jack; and six grandchildren.

Kevin John Aoyama

Kevin John Aoyama, a resident of Menlo Park, died Oct. 27 after a 26-year struggle with debilitating health issues. He was 51.

A memorial service will be held at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, 950 Santa Cruz Ave. in Menlo Park, at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9.

Born in Redwood City, he graduated in 1978 from Salinas High School, where he was a varsity tennis player. In 1982, he graduated from Stanford University with a degree in economics.

He was active at Stanford in the Phi Delta Theta fraternity, and in student government as senior class president. He was a registered stockbroker for several years.

He married Leslie Sullivan in 1989, after being diagnosed with cancer, and in 1998, his daughter, Katelyn, 13, was born, "the second love of his life," the family said.

"Kevin touched the lives of many people with his loyal friendship, sense of humor, zest for life, and his commitment to fight the cancer for his wife and daughter's sake," the family said .

He enjoyed skiing, running, movies, and visiting with friends.

Survivors include his wife and daughter; his parents; his siblings, Stephanie and Doug; and five nephews.

His Stanford friends have established a college fund for Katelyn. Those who wish to contribute are asked to designate a gift to Charles Schwab, c/o Dr. Tom Robinson, P.O. Box 7719, Menlo Park, CA 94026.

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