Sept. 10, 1951 - June 3, 2021
Dee Kent, the cherished and beloved daughter of Rosemary B. Kent and Robert B. Kent died at 69. She lived in Modesto, CA at the time of her death. Born into a military family in Pensacola, Florida, she lived subsequently in Chicago IL, Alameda, Sunnyvale, Carmel, Arlington VA, Honolulu HI, Coronado, Lawrence KS, and Palo Alto as her father, a naval officer, was assigned to one duty station after...
Capt. Keith Montgomery Ott (USN, Ret.), 83, passed away May 24, 2021 in Mountain View, CA after a protracted illness. Born in Los Angeles on December 11, 1937, he was the only child of Raymond Wesley King and Anna Edna Montgomery. He grew up in Kingfisher, Oklahoma. He enlisted in the Navy NROTC program while a junior in high school and was commissioned in 1960 after graduating from the Univer...
Dr. Richard Greene loved his life and lived it to the fullest, with his characteristic positive attitude, enthusiasm, and energy. Beloved husband, father, grandfather, friend, and Palo Alto pediatrician, Richard passed away at home in Larkspur, California on May 21, 2021, surrounded by his family, after a valiant fight against T-cell lymphoma.
Richard practiced pediatrics and pediatric cardiolo...
Delos "Dee" Circle
Aug. 20, 1938 - May 20, 2021
Rancho Mirage, California
veteran, business, sports
Dee Circle died peacefully at home in Rancho Mirage, CA on May 20, 2021. He was predeceased by his father, mother, sister, and grandson, Taylor. Dee leaves behind his loving wife, Candace, daughters Lori (Gil Solon), Jenny (Dermot Cronin), and Jamie, grandchildren Ryan, Tommy and Lily, and his brother Dick Circle. Two weeks following his passing, he was joined by his faithful canine companion, Nik...
James Patrick Wismann passed away peacefully, holding his beloved wife Kathy’s hand, on May 19, 2021 following a short illness.
Jim grew up in Palo Alto and attended Ford Country Day School, Our Lady of the Rosary School, Cubberley High School, and Foothill College. Jim and Kathy met at Cubberley and they recently celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary.
By trade, Jim was a brick layer f...
Oct. 3, 1931 - May 17, 2021
San Mateo, California
Hertha Elizabeth Harrington, nee Gauck, passed away May 17, 2021 in Burlingame, CA. She was born in Richmond, CA to F. Otto Gauck and Louisa W Gauck (nee Taenzer), both immigrants from Penzlin, Mecklenburg, Germany. Raised in Richmond and Berkeley, she was a graduate of Berkeley High School and the University of California, Berkeley. She had a Master of Criminology from UC Berkeley and attended cl...
Karl J Poppenberg passed away on May 17, 2021 at his home in Woodside, CA. He had been diagnosed only weeks before with a brain tumor. Karl was born in Oelde Germany and also met his wife Heide in Germany before emigrating to the United States in 1969.
Karl was an engineer in the food processing industry first working for Westfalia Separator, a world wide company, in his hometown of Oelde, Ge...
Feb. 24, 1946 - May 16, 2021
Kay Louise Davis died peacefully at home on May 16, 2021 in Gordonville, PA at the age of 75, after a short illness.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Nola and Francis Clifford Davis of Fairfield, CA., who had previously lived in Menlo Park, CA for many years. Kay is survived by her brother, Cliff Davis, sister-in-law, Eva of Fairfield, CA and nephews, Daniel Sroaf of Placerville, CA, ...
S. Robert “Bob” Freedman, an eminent and internationally known pathologist, died at his home in Palo Alto on May 12 after a yearlong struggle with brain cancer. He was 76.
Dr. Freedman spent most of his medical career in pathology and nuclear medicine at Regional Medical Center (San Jose) and Los Gatos Community Hospital where he directed the laboratory for many years. Generations of the d...
Patricia F. Robertson passed away peacefully on Monday, May 10, 2021 after several months of declining health. She was 101 years old.
Pat was born on April 24, 1920 in Seattle, Washington. She attended the University of California at Berkeley but went to work full-time after her first university school year.
She met her husband-to-be at a fraternity party where he was president. The part...
Nancy Elizabeth Strauss, 83, of Palo Alto CA, was born on April 28th, 1938 in Buffalo, NY to Alice and Rudy Klatt. She was a devoted wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and friend. She passed away peacefully on May 10, 2021 with her family gathered around her.
After graduating high school, Nancy attended the Bellevue Hospital School of Nursing where she became...
Aug. 1, 1952 - May 9, 2021
Gary Harris passed away May 9th. He was the only son of Hermine and Joe Harris of San Francisco. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Doris Marx Harris, of Palo Alto. Gary graduated from Berkeley with a masters degree in structural engineering. He enjoyed his work, which took them to many parts of the US during his career. He was an avid video editor who had recently retired....
David Gary Cole
May 14, 1948 - May 6, 2021
Mountain View, California
David Gary Cole passed away peacefully on May 6, 2021 in Mountain View, California.
David was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on May 14, 1948 and his family moved to Santa Clara, California when he was 5 years old. He attended Wilcox High School and graduated from San Jose State University with a degree in English Literature. While on track to obtain his teaching credential, David took ownership...
On Tuesday, May 4, 2021, Dr. Pooran Barman, loving husband, father of three, and grandfather of five passed away at age 80.
Dr. Barman was born on November 14, 1940 in the village of Hathras, India to parents Gokul and Tara Barman. His father was the only doctor in their town and set an example of hard work and dedication that Pooran followed. As a child he overcame the accidental loss of sigh...
Arlen James Hagen
March 25, 1928 - May 2, 2021
Los Altos, California
Arlen James Hagen died May 2, 2021. He was born in Rockford, Ill., of Mata and Fred J. Hagen on March 25, 1928. Raised and educated in parochial schools of Rockford -- before serving with the U.S. Army in Korea and Japan -- he garnered his B.S. and M.S. degrees at the University of Illinois. Post-graduate credits were earned at the University of Colorado, Boulder; the University of California, Ber...
Phillis Beattie Basile
Aug. 6, 1924 - April 28, 2021
Laguna Beach, California
teacher/educator, public service
Katherine Phillis Beattie Basile, a pioneering force in education and labor rights and an adoring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away on April 28. Long time Laguna Beach resident, who also spent significant time over the last 30 years in Menlo Park and Portola Valley (Ladera) with her daughter’s family, she passed away with her son and daughter at her side.
Phillis, as she...