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William Cohen
June 1, 1933 - April 11, 2015
Palo Alto, California

William Cohen, the C. Wendell and Edith M. Carlsmith Professor of Law, Emeritus at Stanford Law School, died April 11 at age 81 after living with Parkinson's disease for many years. After earning his law degree at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1956, Professor Cohen clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, whom Cohen later praised for his "easy, fluid writing style" and his "uncanny knack of putting his finger on the essential issue of a confusing and difficult problem." When Cohen left Justice Douglas's chambers to begin his teaching career at the University of Minnesota Law School, he was just 24 years old. Later he taught at the UCLA School of Law and Stanford Law School, where he retired in 1999. Professor Cohen devoted more than five decades to the study and teaching of constitutional law. He wrote or co-wrote five books (some of which appeared in multiple editions), as well as dozens of articles and essays. In his writing he borrowed Justice Douglas' simple, lucid style, often inflected by Professor Cohen's wry wit. As a specialist in constitutional law, Cohen was unafraid to chide the Supreme Court for entangling the law in irra...

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Jean Lewis Fox Horn
Sept. 9, 1932 - April 11, 2015
Palo Alto, California

Jean Lewis Fox Horn passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 11, at Stanford Hospital, secondary to cardiac disease. Jeanie was born on Sept. 9, 1932, in Summit, New Jersey, to John and Helen Fox. With her parents and two younger sisters, the family moved to East Hartford, Connecticut, in 1942, where she attended grammar school. Two years later, during World War II, the Fox family moved to the Territory of Hawaii; they traveled on a converted cement freighter, zig-zagging across the Pacific to avoid enemy detection. Jeanie celebrated her 12th birthday on this voyage, arriving in Honolulu, Hawaii to begin eighth grade at Punahou School. She graduated from Punahou in 1949 as class valedictorian. At age 16, Jeanie entered Stanford University as a freshman, where she majored in economics, was a Stanford Dolly, met Richard ("Dick") Horn, a football player at Stanford, whom she married in 1954. After they graduated, Dick went to Stanford Medical School and became a pediatrician. Jeanie and Dick lived in Northern California for 60 years, the last 44 in the same adobe brick home in Palo Alto, which has been a friendly and welcoming gathering spot for family and friends. Jeanie ...

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Joanna Stedman
Dec. 20, 1920 - April 11, 2015 Palo Alto, California

Joanna Stedman, 94, died peacefully in her sleep at home on April 11. Born in Amsterdam, Joanna, along with her brother and parents, came to North America at an early age to join other relatives who had made the journey and spent three years in British Columbia before becoming United States citiz...

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Ledger D. Free, Jr.
Dec. 24, 1921 - April 5, 2015 Menlo Park, California

Ledger D. Free, Jr., 93, of Menlo Park, CA, died at home on Easter morning, April 5, 2015, of congestive heart failure. He will be remembered as a man of great energy and integrity, and as a loving, dedicated father and husband, who put family above all else. Ledger was born on Christmas Eve, 1...

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Juanita Girand
Dec. 8, 1937 - April 1, 2015 Palo Alto, California

Juanita Jones Girand was born in 1937 in the then Panama Canal Zone. She was the desperately-sought-after only child from an extended family, the granddaughter of American pioneers who had emigrated to Panama in search of better lives. At the time of steamships, her young life was punctuated by trav...

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Richard M. Rosenbloom
June 30, 1923 - March 28, 2015 Palo Alto, California

Richard Rosenbloom, 91, a well-respected television and movie producer, passed away peacefully at the Vi of Palo Alto, California, retirement community on March 28, 2015. He was born in Far Rockaway, New York, was a graduate of the University of Michigan, and continued his education at The New Sc...

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