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Stewart Willard Mitchell
Nov. 18, 1924 - July 21, 2014
Lincoln, California

Stewart passed away after a long illness at his home on Monday. He touched so many lives in his 89 years. We will miss him terribly, but we are grateful that he is now rejoicing in His presence of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Stewart was born in San Francisco. His earliest years were spent in San Bruno, after which his family moved to Belmont. He graduated from Sequoia High School. After a brief stint at The College of San Mateo, he served in the Army in World War II with the 163rd Infantry Regiment that went overseas with the 41st Infantry Division. He was involved in several beachhead landings throughout the Pacific and received an honorable discharge on December 28, 1945. Stewart returned home and married his high school sweetheart, Jean Arnold, in 1946. He graduated from Dental School at UCSF and began a long and successful career as a dentist in Palo Alto. Stewart was a long time resident of Los Altos and a charter member of the Palo Alto Hills Golf and Country Club, Kiwanis, and an avid golfer, hunter and fisherman. After Jean died in 1990, he married Mary Bailey in 1996, and they settled in Lincoln for the past 12 years. Stewart is survived by his loving wif...

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Sidney Owen Jr.
Feb. 12, 1930 - June 18, 2014
Palo Alto, California

Sidney "Sid" Owen Jr. passed away on June 18, 2014, at the age of 84. He grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska, and Warwick, New York, working with his brother Charles in his family's Fold-up Tie Holder Company. Graduating from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1951, he joined Raytheon's Sparrow III missile project as an electrical engineer, then worked at Itek and Lockheed on the highly classified Corona reconnaissance satellite. Only decades later was he free to talk with pride about the technological achievements that protected the country through the Cold War. In 1977, he started a company to manufacture his one-handed "Writehander" computer keyboard. Later, he was engineering supervisor for precision arc lamp devices at ILC Technology until he retired in 1995. Sid enjoyed taking his family camping and hiking, instilling in his children a love of the outdoors. He made home improvements and volunteered to help people with computer problems. He pursued film and digital photography, charcoal drawing and genealogy. Sid was an engineer through and through, a punster, joker, and storyteller. Sid is survived by his wife of 56 years, Angela, son Bruce and daughter-in-law Merryl Owen...

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Joanie Lundell
June 28, 1932 - July 24, 2014 Capitola, California

Joan Marie Sullivan Lundell, born June 28, 1932, passed peacefully in her home in Capitola surrounded by her family on July 24, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Dr. Cletus Sullivan and Marie Sullivan Enright of San Jose; treasured wife of the late Dr. Lowell C. Lundell; beloved mother of C...

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George Bull, Jr.
May 21, 1924 - July 17, 2014 Scottsdale, Arizona

George Bull Jr., born May 21, 1924, passed away on July 17 in Scottsdale, Arizona. George was the owner and pharmacist for 35 years at "Bull's Ladera Pharmacy." He cared deeply for his family and friends as well as his customers at the pharmacy. He made many long time friends in Ladera and Portol...

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Madeline Ettin
July 20, 1945 - July 16, 2014 Palo Alto, California

Madeline Ettin was born in New York City on July 20, 1945, to Abraham and Ruth (nee Rheingold) Ettin. She has one sister, Judy, five years younger. Madeline showed evidence early on of significant artistic ability and studied at the Art Students League in New York City from age 12. On the basis o...

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Helen V. Smith
Oct. 18, 1921 - July 12, 2014 Palo Alto, California

Helen Virginia Smith, who lived in Palo Alto 60 years and served as president of the Palo Alto Art Club (now the Pacific Art League), died suddenly Saturday, July 12. She was 92. Friends knew her as a teacher, painter, actress, gourmet cook, arts patron and as a warm and caring friend with a shar...

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