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Robert Stevens Elliott
May 26, 1929 - June 20, 2020
Menlo Park, California

Robert Stevens Elliott passed away peacefully on June 20th at Webster House in Palo Alto. He was born on May 26, 1929 in Melrose, MA. The eldest of three children, Bob was raised in nearby Middleton, RI, the location of St. George’s School, where his father was a science teacher. Rob was graduated from Northfield Mount Hermon Preparatory School in Massachusetts before receiving his collegiate degree from Trinity College in 1951. After college Bob served in the U.S. Army for four years, worked at W.R. Grace in New York City, and then moved to Toledo, Ohio where he took a job with Owens Corning. Following an executive training program in sales and management, Bob was assigned to San Francisco where his work with Owens Corning focused on the development and sale of reinforced plastics. He later formed his own business, Royell, with two other partners, which distributed reinforced plastic materials throughout California. He retired at 60 years of age. Bob married Rosemma (“Fredi”) Brundage in 1960. They have one son, Timothy Scott Elliott, who resides in Menlo Park, CA. Throughout his lifetime Bob pursued a wide variety of outside activities. As a member of the A...

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Gordon Howard Bower
Dec. 30, 1932 - June 17, 2020
Stanford, California

Gordon H. Bower—who won the National Medal of Science for experimental psychology research at Stanford University—died peacefully with his family in his campus home on June 17. Gordon served as chief scientific advisor to the National Institutes of Mental Health and enjoyed 48 years of continuous NIMH funding. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Society of Experimental Psychologists and the American Philosophical Society. He was a president of the American Psychological Society, the Cognitive Science Society, and the Psychonomic Society, receiving honorary degrees from Indiana State University, the University of Basel and the University of Chicago. In a mark of unusual distinction, the National Mnemonics Association invited Gordon to address a gathering of magicians convened at Hollywood’s Magic Castle. During a 46-year career, Gordon contributed to our understanding of associative and narrative memory, mental and mathematical models, and emotion-influenced cognition, while editing leading journals in these diverse fields. In an autobiographical piece, Gordon wrote that his research mimicked learning theory itself, constantly expanding “to en...

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Ralph Everett Townsend
March 6, 1933 - June 17, 2020
Portola Valley, California

Ralph Everett Townsend, Jr. passed away peacefully on June 17th of natural causes. He was born on March 6th, 1933 in Spokane, Washington and spent his childhood in Avery, Idaho. There he developed a fervent love for the railroad that passed through town, and his father worked as Station Master for the historic Avery Train Depot. Avery was a tiny town, and reminiscing about his 8th grade graduating class, Ralph loved to brag about being valedictorian in a class of... three! His mother Helen relocated mid-week to the town of St. Maries so that Ralph and his sister Dorothy could attend high school. After that, Ralph graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Idaho in 1955 and was voted “most talkative” - a trait that he carried throughout his life. He married his college sweetheart, Margaret Ann Trefren, just one week after graduation. The couple moved to Ohio shortly after their wedding, when Ralph was called to serve in the U.S. Air Force. After completing a tour of duty in Japan, Margaret and Ralph settled in the Bay Area in 1958, where the couple had four children - Steve Townsend (Kathleen), Lois Townsend Petrera (John), Amy Zanfagna (Micha...

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John Michael Jakubiak
Sept. 23, 1934 - June 14, 2020
Palo Alto, California

John Michael Jakubiak, 85, a 50-year resident of Palo Alto, died June 14, 2020. He was born Sept. 23, 1934 in New Kensington, PA. John had no biological children but was an amazing step-father. After graduating with a Masters degree in philosophy from the University of Munich, Germany, he spent several years exploring Europe before making his home in Palo Alto, where he eventually met the love of his life Shirley Powers. He was a brilliant and multi-faceted craftsman, artist, writer, builder and opera singer. He made and sold stunning jewelry, created sculpture out of stone, wood and gems, and took gorgeous photographs of nature in all of the places he loved to hike and kayak with his one true love. He wrote powerful poetry with an emphasis on understanding the deepest questions in life. In addition he could build anything from bookshelves to entire rooms from scratch. Irreverent and charming he never failed to amuse people with his sense of humor and stories, which were always told with a twinkle in his lake-blue eyes.He was an incredible grandfather who was always filled with love, hugs and smiles. Becoming a "Papa" brought out the child in him and he and his grandson, Ryan, had ...

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Ronald John Leung
Oct. 10, 1947 - June 13, 2020
Palo Alto, California

After a courageous battle with cancer, Ronald Leung aka “Ducky”, 72 passed away peacefully in his Palo Alto home surrounded by loved ones. He was born in Bremerhaven Germany as the youngest child of the late Col. James and Vera Leung. He was raised in Palo Alto and attended Paly High. Ronald served his community as a Los Altos Fireman, Palo Alto Police Officer and as a San Mateo County Sheriff. In 1971, he opened A+ Auto Glass and in 1972 started an automotive mechanical and body shop Imperial Auto & Truck Center. He loved to eat with friends, get togethers, classic cars, bowling and fishing. He will be remembered for his generosity, kindness, humor and upbeat attitude. He is survived by the love of his life Kristine Delacruz, his sisters Juanita (Bill) Loo and Leilani (Peter) Eng, son Vincent Leung (deceased), daughter Angela Leung, granddaughter Isabella Leung-Guerra and several nieces and nephews whom he loved....

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Jo-Ellen Varner
Aug. 3, 1951 - June 10, 2020
Atherton, California

JO-ELLEN VARNER died peacefully on June 10, 2020, in her home in Atherton, CA, grateful to be surrounded by her loving family. Jo-Ellen was born August 3, 1951, in Chelsea, MA, to Peter and Ellen Yarema. She and her brother, Peter (“Skip”), enjoyed, as she would say, a very happy childhood. The family moved to Los Alamos, NM, and Las Vegas, NV, where Jo-Ellen’s father was career Air Force, then embarked on a second career at the Nevada Test Site. Jo-Ellen was an active and at times rambunctious little girl, unafraid of exploration or adventure. These were traits she never outgrew, much to the enjoyment of those who knew her. The family was active in the Episcopal Church and Jo-Ellen continued a faithful Episcopalian all her life. She attended the University of Utah, graduating with a degree in marketing. Jo-Ellen was insightful and curious, always willing to speak her mind followed by a sweet laugh. It is no wonder she enjoyed a successful career as a Merchandise Manager then General Manager for the Kmart Corporation. In 1986, in Roseburg, OR, she met and married Kenneth Varner. To anyone that knew the couple, their love was clear and their partnership through life’s many t...

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Samuel Joseph Traina Jr.
Aug. 27, 1929 - June 5, 2020
Shingle Springs,CA, California

On Friday, June 5th, 2020, Samuel Joseph Traina, Jr., loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away peacefully at the age of 90. Sam (known to friends as Buddy) was born on August 27, 1929 in Palo Alto, California. He attended San Jose State University, where he was a star running back on the football team. On November 11, 1950, he married high school sweetheart Betty Jo Miller. They raised their daughter Paulette in Menlo Park, where they lived for 65 years before moving to El Dorado County in 2018. Buddy was a passionate outdoorsman, hunter and taxidermist. He went on his last duck hunting trip just a few months before his death. His boundless energy and outgoing nature ensured a steady stream of life-long friends. Buddy was preceded in death by his father Samuel Sr., and his mother Alice. He is survived by his wife Betty, his daughter Paulette, and his grandchildren Nicolette and Sam. A memorial service was held on June 13th at Green Valley Mortuary in Rescue, and the burial was held on June 16th at Alta Mesa Cemetery in Palo Alto....

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Christopher Michael Lundin
Dec. 21, 1952 - June 4, 2020
Palo Alto, California

Christopher Lundin passed away unexpectedly in the early morning of June 4th at his home in Palo Alto. Born in San Francisco in 1952 as an early Christmas gift to his parents, Walter Crocker and Alice Ferrera Lundin, Chris was the first of five children and gracefully performed the role of big brother until he died. He attended Our Lady of the Rosary School, Wilbur Junior High School, Cubberley High School, Foothill College, and earned a B.S. in Business from Notre Dame de Namur University. Chris met his wife, Nora, at Our Lady of the Rosary Church and they were wed two years later on August 17, 1974. Married for almost forty six years, they raised three beautiful daughters. He was a devoted grandfather to his five grandchildren and loved spending time with them. Chris dedicated more than half a century to the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Parish, first as an altar server at Our Lady of the Rosary Church (OLR), then playing guitar and piano in their folk group, and eventually becoming a Music Director for the parish. He served six years on the diocesan Liturgical Commission and was awarded the Benedictus Award. He chaired various groups within the parish, including th...

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Roland Alan Finston
Jan. 27, 1937 - June 3, 2020
Palo Alto, California

Roland Finston, 83, of Palo Alto passed away on 6/3/20 after suffering an injury.  Roland was born in Chicago, IL and worked at Stanford University as a Health Physicist, and later as Dept Manager.  He graduated from University of Chicago in 1957 with a Bachelor of Physics and then a Master in Science in Health Physics from Vanderbilt University in 1959, and graduated from Cornell University in 1965 with a Doctor of Philosophy in Biophysics. He was a Professor of Radiologic Physics at Oregon State University 1965-1966.  1966-1995 Roland was employed at Stanford University. Roland was an expert in radionuclide dosimetry and served on Stanford's Human Use Radioisotope Committee under an approval by the FDA for Radiopharmaceutical Research.  He was called upon as an expert witness in many cases related to radiation exposure and was quoted in the New York Times and other local and national media during the events of Three Mile Island and Chernobyl. Roland testified as an expert witness during the Environmental Impact Hearings for Diablo Canyon Nuclear Reactor. Roland was very civically minded and lent his expertise to many local and political movements.  He served on the U...

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Bryce Perry
Jan. 27, 1946 - June 2, 2020
Palo Alto, California

Bryce Perry ’69 passed away on June 2, 2020. He was 74 years old. Bryce was born on January 27, 1946 in Duxbury, Massachusetts. His family moved to Albany NY, and Lewiston/Auburn ME before settling in Arlington MA. While in high school, Bryce was active in the chess club, did stop-motion photography, and published a newspaper called the Spectator. At Antioch College in Ohio, Bryce was involved in the student-run fire department, including serving as engineer, responsible for two trucks and an ambulance. While at college, he married Frances Hamaker from Palo Alto CA. After graduation, they served in the Peace Corps, stationed in the town of Labasa in the Fiji Islands where they taught science and math at Sangam High School. After some travel, they settled in Palo Alto. Bryce worked at SRI in the Molecular Physics lab, at Spectra Physics as a product manager, and at ILC Technologies, managing space station lighting. While at SRI, Bryce earned an MSEE degree at Stanford University. In the 80s Bryce was active in the Palo Alto chess club and organized large chess tournaments. He was also active in the boy scouts, serving as Scout Master. After early retirement...

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Emanuel George Galdes
April 10, 1925 - June 2, 2020
Palo Alto, California

Emanuel (Manny) Galdes, 95 years young, died peacefully of natural causes on June 2, 2020 while surrounded by his loving family. Emanuel was born on April 10, 1925 in Naxxar, Malta to Anthony and Carmela (Bonavia) Galdes. Emanuel was a shy but active child who loved the sea. He spent as much time as he could swimming and fishing when he wasn’t helping his father out at the family bakery. After World War II, Emanuel ventured out to London for a couple of years before immigrating to East Palo Alto, California in November 1957, where his older brother, Charles, had already settled. Upon arriving in California, he met the love of his life, a Maltese beauty named Margie Spiteri. Emanuel and Margie were married in San Francisco on July 8, 1961. Once married, they moved to a small apartment in Palo Alto at the corner of Lytton Avenue and Waverly Street (still standing to this day). After three years of apartment life, Emanuel was anxious to take on the pride of ownership. They would purchase what would become their lifelong home on Channing Avenue in Palo Alto in July 1964. Emanuel didn’t waste any time on making the home their own. He was literally tearing out the closets on th...

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James Michael O'Malley
Feb. 28, 1925 - June 1, 2020
Mountain View, California

Former Postmaster of Mtn View Pop Pop passed away peacefully at his longtime home in Mtn View, CA on Monday June 1st. Jim was born to Irish immigrants, Thomas and Mary O’Malley in Chester PA. After graduation from St James High School, he joined the US Marines and trained in Paris Island, SC. Upon discharge he met the love of his life, Lucille Downey, while working with the New York and Cuba Mail Steamship Company. Jim and Lucille married and settled in Queens NY where he started his career with the US Postal Service. In the early 50’s, Jim accepted an opportunity to relocate to Mtn View with the USPS, where he served in almost every position before being appointed Postmaster of Mtn View in 1965 by the US Senate and President Lyndon Johnson. As Mtn View grew, Jim expanded Postal operations to a number of sub-stations and carrier annexes throughout the city. On February 28th 1975, which just happened to be his 50th birthday, he was able to celebrate with many dignitaries, as the Mtn View Post Office hosted the release of the Pioneer Jupiter Stamp at Moffett Field commemorating the first satellite to probe the planet Jupiter. Upon retiring from the Postal Service, he devo...

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Paul Eugene Stoft
May 28, 1922 - June 1, 2020
Portola Valley, California

Paul Eugene Stoft passed away peacefully at age 98 on June 1. Born in Pittsburg, KS, the son of a minister, Paul lived through the dust bowl, earn a bachelors degree from University of Colorado, served 2 years in the Navy at the end of WWII, and then completed a doctorate at MIT in electrical engineering. During his long career at Hewlett-Packard he managed the section of HP labs that developed the 9100A desktop computer and the HP-35 pocket calculator. Apart from career, Paul, and his wife Dorothy who passed away in 2002, touched many lives through their mentoring of young people and their generous charitable contributions. He is survived by two sons, Steven Stoft of Berkeley; and David Stoft of Menlo Park; and by a daughter, Judy Stoft of Albuquerque, NM. Memorial donations: Eastside College Preparatory School, www.eastside.org....

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Jeanne Eckerman Larkin
April 7, 1930 - June 1, 2020
Palo Alto, California

Jeanne E. Larkin passed peacefully from this world on June 1 at her home in Palo Alto. She was surrounded with the love of those at her side as well as family and friends from around the world. She was born Mary Jean to the late Max and Arlene (Gardner) Eckerman on April 7, 1930 in Los Angeles, California. After graduating from Covina High School, she attended the University of California at Berkeley, where she met her first husband, Philip H. Arnot Jr. They raised their three children in Redwood City and Menlo Park. Following their divorce, Jeanne met and married the late J. William “Bill” Larkin September 2, 1973, and blended their two families. They resided in Portola Valley, Ca. Jeanne devoted years of service to the Woodside-Atherton Auxiliary to Children’s Hospital at Stanford, was a member of P.E.O. and worked as a permissions editor at Addison-Wesley Publishing Company and a coordinator at the Stanford Blood Center. At the age of 50, Jeanne discovered a love of clay and sculpting. For decades she spent Fridays in Aptos, studying and working under Coeleen Kiebert. She was very prolific and created stunning pieces that filled her home and garden. She lo...

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Peter Wuntuh Lee
June 30, 1942 - May 31, 2020
Menlo Park, CA

If you ever met Peter Lee, you would know. You’d remember his smile, his humor, his unique charm, his blunt honesty. You always knew where you stood with Peter. And you could always count on him for a laugh. Despite his small stature (which he claimed to be 5’7” but was more like 5’4”), he had a huge presence. Peter was born in Watford Herts, England, on June 30, 1942, to Tuh Yueh Lee and Zoen Nyok Shen, both from Shanghai, China. He grew up in Larchmont, New York; attended Phillips Academy Andover and Princeton University; and completed his A.B. at Stanford University. He earned his M.S. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he met Mea Lee (yes, same surname) and swept her off her feet. After only knowing each other for two months, the two eloped in Miami, Oklahoma. As Peter would say, this December 23rd would have been “55 years of bliss.” Peter was proud to have served in the United States Navy. He served in two wars, Vietnam and Desert Storm, and in the Navy Reserve for 30 years from which he retired as Captain 0-6. He was an active volunteer at the VA Palo Alto — and an avid shopper at the Navy Exchange! Peter built a career in executive compensati...

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William Johnson
July 21, 1934 - May 31, 2020
Menlo Park, California

William Brulé Johnson died peacefully at home on May 31, 2020 from complications of multiple system atrophy. He was surrounded by Jane, his wife of 57 years, and by daughters Rebecca Hogenhuis and Melissa Johnson. He is also survived by grandchildren Alexander and Valentina Hogenhuis. Bill was born on July 21, 1934, in Rawlins, WY. He moved at a young age to Southern California but continued to spend summers in Wyoming with family. After graduating from Harvard University with a degree in Physics in 1956, he returned to California for graduate work in particle physics at UC Berkeley, receiving a PhD in 1963. That same year, he married Jane and joined researchers at Stanford Linear Accelerator Center where he remained for his entire career. His work in high energy physics centered on hadronic spectroscopy with Group B, evolving from bubble chambers to the LASS detector. Along with international collaborators, he authored or co-authored some 75 scientific papers. Bill recognized early on the importance of the computing revolution in analyzing the increasingly large data samples, what we now call “big data.” Eventually, his abiding interest in scientific computing led him to...

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Frank Donofrio
May 9, 1935 - May 28, 2020
Menlo Park, California

Early Thursday morning, Frank Donofrio took his last breath, passing peacefully in his Menlo Park home surrounded by family. Frank was a 4th generation San Franciscan, attended Our Lady of Perpetual Help Grammar School where he met his life-long best friend, Don Rode. He was a Visiting Club House manager for the San Francisco Seals. He graduated from Archbishop Riordan High School and attend San Francisco State, before leaving in 1952 to join the army. Upon his return, he met and married his sweetie, Miss Norma Jones. Frank enjoyed a long career at Litton Industries as an electronics technician. He loved jazz music, Bay Meadows Horse Racing, the Oakland Raiders and the San Francisco Giants. He loved Laurel & Hardy and dabbled as an amateur magician. Frank was a wonderful human being; some would say, “The World’s Kindest Man”. He was a gentle soul who loved a good meal, especially if it included a chocolate chip cookie! Frank was the son of Frank and Dorothy Donofrio and older brother to Carol Luhrs. He was a loving husband to Norma until her death in 2013. The couple had four children, Michael, deceased in 2006, Kelly Kearney, Kathleen Donofrio and Douglas Donofrio. ...

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Kathryne Blair
Dec. 12, 1939 - May 21, 2020
Menlo Park, California

Kathy passed away peacefully on May 21, 2020. She was born in San Francisco the daughter of the late Bruna and Frank Silvani. A loving mother to her son, Christopher, who preceded her in death. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Keely Ferguson, and her two grandchildren, Theo and Autumn, who were the light of her life. Kathy was an amazing women who touched the lives of so many. She lived in several places including the Philippines and Albuquerque, New Mexico. She eventually found her way back to her hometown of Menlo Park. Upon leaving her teaching career, Kathy landed her dream job and soon became a valued Apple employee. She was an accomplished writer and a remarkable artist, a talent she shared with her son and grandchildren. Kathy loved family celebrations and was the life of the party. Her passion for world travel and outgoing personality attracted many lifelong friends. She will be greatly missed by all. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 11, at St. Raymond Church, 1100 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park. In lieu of flowers the family asks you to consider donating to the American Cancer Society....

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Charlene Grace Nappo
Jan. 20, 1930 - May 14, 2020
Glendale, California

Charlene G.Nappo, 90, a former Mountain View resident of 65 years, peacefully passed at her assisted living home in Glendale with her loving daughter by her side. Born to the late Clyde and Goldie (Balser) Loser. She graduated from Frankton High School in 1949. Following graduation, she moved to California where she met Salvatore (Sal) Nappo and later married in 1950. Charlene is survived by her children Letty (Wayne) Baldaro of Glendale,CA; Larry Nappo (Gayle Collum)of Portland, Oregon. Grandson Aaron (Danielle)Baldaro, great grandson Hudson and Easton Baldaro. Also survived by brother Jerome E. Loser of Lafayette,Indiana. She was preceded in death by her husband Sal Nappo and grandson Dustin Baldaro. Her outgoing spirit and friendliness will be missed by all that knew her....

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Lilian Marcus
1936 - May 12, 2020
Palo Alto, California

Long-time Palo Alto resident, Lilian Marcus, died on May 12, 2020 in Silver Spring, Maryland from COVID-19. She was, as she would say, 84 years young. Born and raised in Denmark, Lilian immigrated to the United States at the age of 20 with her husband. In 1960, after a few years in New Jersey, they moved to Palo Alto, where Lilian dedicated herself to family, home, and community. Her children remember her as very creative: sewing beautiful clothing and imaginative costumes, knitting sweaters and other clothes, and doing intricate embroideries. She also loved to be active, taking dance and exercise classes as well as spending time sharing her love of the outdoors and nature. She taught her children by example to accept diversity and embrace new experiences. Newly divorced in the mid-1970s, she took her children to live without electricity in a small fishing village in Mexico for several months. As her eldest went off to college, Lilian began working at San Andreas Health Council, developing a lifelong interest in holistic health care. At the same time, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, before continuing on to graduate studies in professional psychology. She passed the a...

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Adda Sigurdar-Brandt
Dec. 4, 1928 - April 29, 2020
Palo Alto, California

Asthildur “Adda” Sigurdardottir passed away peacefully among family at her home on April 29, 2020 after a brief illness. Adda was born in Isafjordur, Iceland, December 4, 1928 to Sigurdur Sigurdsson and Hildur Matthiasdottir, of the same town. In her youth she experienced the Second World War with English and then American military that arrived to protect her country. She was a responsible young person who helped her parents look after her siblings during younger days. As a young adult, Adda made the brave decision to leave Iceland and move to the United States. She was offered a job in a bank in Beverly Hills, California where she met Hollywood stars like Marilyn Monroe and Fred Astaire. Adda studied in the United States and Switzerland, as well as Iceland. Through dedication and her intellect she transitioned to a successful career in computer programming. Adda was blazing the trail as one of the very few women in her field at the time. In 1970 she moved to San Francisco and after a stint at McKesson Corporation begin working for Southern Pacific Railroad. She was initially hired as a programmer in the Systems Research Office (SRO) section of the Systems Managemen...

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Cindy Ann Piacentini Battaglia
Dec. 13, 1964 - March 20, 2020
Placervile, California

Cindy Ann Piacentini Battaglia died on March 20 in Placerville. She lived in El Dorado County nearly her whole adult life, and it was her home. Born in San Mateo to Sheryl Ann Battaglia and the late Robert Patrick Battaglia on December 13, 1964, and raised in Atherton, Cindy had a wild Peninsula childhood and thrived on close relationships with family and friends. Cindy was the older sister to David Robert Battaglia and Deborah Ann Margulies (Battaglia). They were a trio of stars, and the love among them has always been a force. Cindy and her family were especially close to the Ricktors, with whom they shared their wildest times. Cindy came up loving fairy tales and rock and roll, and her interests informed her style: velvet in burgundy, black boots, rings up her ears and about her face, and those nails. Cindy was stunning. A 4-ft-11 powerhouse, she flirted people into oblivion and had a number of passionate romances. On April 14, 1990, pregnant with their first child, Cindy married Larry Salstrand. Larry and Cindy were lifelong friends. Peggy Ann, Larry’s mother, was a second “Mom” to Cindy. Cindy was the infinitely proud mother of Kayleigh Anne and Aubrey Lynne Salst...

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W. Rosse Heslop
Feb. 16, 1930 - March 6, 2020
Atherton, California

Dr. William Rosse Heslop, scientist, executive, husband, father, grandpa and friend, died peacefully at his home in Atherton, California on March 6, 2020, having recently celebrated his 90th birthday with family and friends. His life was marked by great accomplishments academically, professionally, and personally, with a close-knit family, and life-long friendships that spanned the globe. He was the quintessential Englishman, living the American Dream. “Rosse” was born on February 16, 1930 in Darlington, England, to William and Beatrice (nee Neate), and sister, Joyce. He excelled academically and athletically, reading Chemistry at Queen’s College, Oxford University where he was awarded 1st degrees - BA, BSc, MA and DPhil - in Physical Chemistry, earned a Half Blue in Athletics (track), and was a leader in the Scouting community. At Oxford he met his beloved wife, Esther (nee Thomson). They were married at Mansfield College, Oxford in 1955, and remained happily married for 65 years. His life’s journey took him from Nottingham to Oxford, and on to ICI Explosives in Scotland, a postdoctoral fellowship at Northwestern University near Chicago, and consulting at A...

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