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Sita de Leeuw
Dec. 12, 1928 - May 18, 2015
Stanford, California

Educator, devoted mother, friend and Holocaust survivor, Sita de Leeuw passed away peacefully in Palo Alto on May 18, 2015, at the age of 86. Sita had been under the care of hospice, as well as several close family members and friends, for acute myeloid leukemia. Born Margaret Ingeburg Schwarz on Dec, 12, 1928, at Nuremberg, Germany, Sita and her family began their long escape from Nazi Germany when she was only 12 years old. The Schwarz family, while originally from Nuremberg, initially moved to Prague in 1939 until Germany occupied Austria. The family then returned briefly to Leipzig before seeking refuge in London, England, via airplane. Although the Schwarz' status in England was technically illegal, Sita was placed, along with her sister Joan, to live with a family in the English countryside. After a brief reunion, the Schwarz family was then able to escape to the United States, after a long and difficult ocean voyage. Although they landed at Ellis Island, they shortly moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma, before finally settling with family members in Chicago, Illinois. Sita attended Roosevelt College in Chicago and while there met Karel de Leeuw, a rising young mathematician at...

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Nancy Graff
Aug. 8, 1922 - May 20, 2015 Menlo Park, California

Nancy Graff, 92, a 45 year resident of Menlo Park, died May 20, 2015. She was born in San Francisco. After retiring from her tax preparation business, she traveled the world and was an avid card game player and reader. She is undoubtedly watching Jeopardy tonight as she did every night-religiously. ...

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Susan H. Prescott-Kavinoky
Oct. 30, 1946 - May 15, 2015 Palo Alto, California

Sue Kavinoky, who was born Oct. 30, 1946, died May 15, 2015. Sue had taught Spanish and German at Egan Jr. High School in Los Altos for over 40 years. She was a member of Wesley Methodist Church in Palo Alto and was a member of the Stanford Women's Chorus. She is survived by her husband Larry Kavino...

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Bob Bondy
April 11, 1946 - May 14, 2015 Portola Valley, California

Robert Bondy, known to most by “Bob” passed away on May 14th unexpectedly. Survived by his wife, Karol, they spend 32 of their 47 married years in Portola Valley, which they both adored. Since 2000, they spent a great deal of time outside of Santa Fe New Mexico in their second home, which was a pl...

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Edwin C. Daly
June 14, 1936 - May 11, 2015 Palo Alto, California

Edwin Cole Daly died of lung cancer at the Palo Alto Commons on Monday, May 11, 2015. Born in Pittsburg to Edwin Philip and Gertrude Cole Daly on Sept. 14, 1936, Ed grew up in the small southern Illinois town of Marshall. While still in high school, Ed began writing fiction at the well-known Hand...

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