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Patricia Weiss
Dec. 4, 1924 - Sept. 21, 2022
Healdsburg, California
Patricia Day Weiss, a longtime resident of Palo Alto, died peacefully on Tuesday September 21. She was born on December 4, 1924, to James Francis Day and Mary Prince Harris. After high school Patricia worked as a reporter/photographer on the Bakersfield Californian newspaper. She then attended UC Berkeley. During this period she met and married Louis Weiss. To complete his degree Louis applied t...

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Joseph Emil Oeschger
Feb. 7, 1933 - Sept. 5, 2022
Polson, Montana

Tags: veteran

St. Ignatius, MT - Joseph Emil Oeschger was born Feb. 7, 1933, in Palo Alto, California and passed away Sept. 5, 2022. With the exception of two years in the Army, he lived in Palo Alto until 2014. Joe earned his Mechanical Engineer degree from San Jose State. He then spent the next 42 years working for Jennings in San Jose. He continued to contract with them for another 10 years. Joe loved ...

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Saul Rosenberg
Aug. 2, 1927 - Sept. 5, 2022
Palo Alto, California
Saul Rosenberg passed away peacefully in the presence of his children on September 5, 2022, at the age of 95. He was born and grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, and was the first of his family to attend college. He was drafted into the US Marines during the Korean War and served as a battalion surgeon with the infantry. He later transferred to the Naval Hospital in Corona, CA, where his met his wife, Shi...

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Sister Joan Derry
April 24, 1934 - Sept. 4, 2022
Fremont, California
Sr. Joan Marie Derry, a retired Catholic sister in the Sisters of the Holy Family order, passed peacefully into the gates of Heaven. She was 88. She grew up in Menlo Park, CA, in a large Irish Catholic family. She was the second of six children born to Edward and Helen Derry. The family operated Derry’s Feed and Fuel for many years. Sr. Joan is survived by her brother, Fr. Daniel Joseph De...

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Gene F. Straube
Aug. 29, 1928 - Sept. 4, 2022
Atherton, California
Gene was born at home in a brownstone on 86th Street in Manhattan 94 years ago to Eugene and Agnes Kramer Straube, young immigrants from Germany.  As their fourth child, arriving 15-20 years after his 3 sisters, and the only boy in the family, he was raised and pampered by 4 mothers rather than just one. He attended Stuyvesant High School in New York City followed by Columbia University, where...

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George Robert Chippendale
Sept. 28, 1928 - Sept. 3, 2022
Mountain View, California
George Chippendale, age 93, passed away at Villa Siena in Mt. View on Sep 3, 2022 from complications due to Parkinson’s Disease. He was born in Boston, MA to George R. Chippendale and Mary Estelle Armour Chippendale on Sep 28, 1928. George attended Boston Latin and MIT and met his lifetime companion, Ruth Blottman, while working at MIT. They married in 1955 in Attleboro, MA. In 1957, the e...

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Sally Collins Young
Oct. 25, 1935 - Sept. 2, 2022
Menlo Park, California
Sally Collins Young passed away on September 2, 2022 at Stanford Hospital at the age of 86. She was born on October 25, 1935 in Hammond, Indiana, the third child of Edward Durbin Collins and Kathryn Huchel Collins. Her father worked in the limestone and lumber businesses. Her mother managed a family-owned bookstore. Early in life, she grew up on a working farm in Wayne, Illinois, where she attende...

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Dawn Yates Black
July 30, 1930 - Aug. 29, 2022
Palo Alto, California
Dawn Yates Black, a longtime resident of Palo Alto, passed away unexpectedly on August 29th surrounded by her family. Dawn will be remembered as the matriarch of her large and extended family. She was a loving wife to Alden Perry Yates (d. 1989) mother of six, grandmother of sixteen and great-grandmother of 9. She was also a loving wife, stepmom and grandmother to Peter Harrell Black (d. 2006), hi...

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Ruth Lyell
July 19, 1932 - Aug. 25, 2022
Palo Alto, California

Tags: teacher/educator

Ruth Pearl Lyell, nee Granetz, long time Palo Alto resident and professor of psychology, died on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022. She was 90 years old. She was born in Boston, Massachusetts on July 19, 1932 to Florence and Samuel Granetz. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at Boston University, working her own way through college despite being told that college education is for men....

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Chris Alan Lykke
Jan. 20, 1951 - Aug. 24, 2022
Mountain View, California
On Wednesday, August 24, 2022, Chris Alan Lykke, loving husband, father, and grandfather, was called home to the Lord at the age of 71. Chris was born January 20, 1951, in San Mateo, Ca. His father Donald Eugene Lykke was a pilot for Pan Am and his mother Bernice Hazel Clausen (Lykke) was a homemaker. Chris enjoyed his childhood growing up in Saratoga, Ca. He enjoyed playing many sports with his ...

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Dorothea Wilford
Sept. 20, 1930 - Aug. 20, 2022
Bremerton, Washington
Dorothea “Janer” Wilford (Hardy), a longtime resident of Kent, WA, died peacefully on August 20, 2022, at the age of 91, at her retirement home in Bremerton, WA. Janer was born in Palo Alto, California. Growing up in the Bay Area, she loved the water, vacations on Lake Leonard and was a master with a sailboat. Janer graduated from Palo Alto high school and from Stanford University with a...

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Lois Jane Anderson
July 30, 1943 - Aug. 19, 2022
Palo Alto, California

Tags: arts/media

Lois G. Anderson died peacefully on August 19 at her Palo Alto home after a 9 year battle with intestinal cancer. Lois is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Dr. Edward Anderson; and their two daughters, Britt Anderson (Jesse) and Lindsey Allen (Kevin) and four grandchildren. She is survived by her brother, Russell Gelston (Meade) and niece. Born in Floral Park, NY, she attended Catons...

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Carol Mosher
June 23, 1921 - Aug. 17, 2022
Palo Alto, California
Mosher, Carol Walker 1921-2022 Carol Walker Mosher completed her earthly journey on August 17, 2022. She was born June 23, 1921 in Loveland, Colorado; the middle child, and only daughter of Frederica and George Walker. Carol earned a BS in chemistry from Colorado State University in 1942 and did graduate work at Penn State, earning a master’s degree in textile chemistry and a PhD in organic...

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John (Jack) Vincent McGraw Jr.
Dec. 26, 1930 - Aug. 1, 2022
Rancho Mirage, California

Tags: veteran, business

Jack McGraw epitomized the phrase Jack of all trades. A husband, a father, a friend, an entrepreneur, a businessman, a devout Catholic, a grandfather, and a great-grandfather, Jack wore many hats throughout his life as the patriarch of the ever-expanding McGraw family. Forever the loudest voice in any room with a sneeze that would have you running for cover, Jack’s presence was always known…an...

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Karl Vonder Linden
May 20, 1935 - Aug. 1, 2022
Menlo Park, California

Tags: veteran

Karl Vonder Linden, son of Karl Sr. and Mary (nee MacKay) Vonder Linden, passed away from this world in peace on Aug. 1 while in hospice care at the Veteran’s Administration hospital at the age of 87 years. Karl was a longtime resident of Menlo Park for 45 years where he raised his family and worked as a consulting geologist. Born in 1935 and raised in Pittsburgh, PA Karl was from poor...

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Peter Edwin Kump
Oct. 24, 1942 - July 28, 2022
La Quinta, CA

Tags: veteran, business, sports

Peter was born at Alta Bates Hospital in Berkeley, California and raised in Palo Alto and Menlo Park where his father, Peter Kump Sr. established an architectural practice following World War II. Peter’s mother, Edwina Breen Kump, was raised on the Topo Ranch in King City, California. Peter and his two sisters grew up in a home full of art, adventure, and stories of the early days of the Salin...

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Sheryl Roberts
Feb. 1, 1966 - July 28, 2022
Mountain View, CA
Sheryl Roberts passed away on Thursday, July 28, 2022. She is remembered as a lover of Jehovah God and His Word, and as a dynamic, faithful minister always helping others learn, understand, and live up to Bible standards. Sheryl is survived by her husband of 35 years, Scott Roberts, her mother Delores Dunn of Rochester, NY, her sisters Eva Lynn Kluth (Rochester), Val Sultan (Sunnyvale), brot...

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