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Norman S. Coplon
June 19, 1937 - Jan. 11, 2015
Portola Valley, California

Dr. Norman S. Coplon, the pioneering founder of Satellite Healthcare Inc. (San Jose, California) and a committed husband, father, physician, professor, businessman and volunteer, passed peacefully Sunday morning, January 11, 2015, at home with his family by his side, after a long illness. He was 77. Dr. Coplon was known throughout the field of nephrology and the dialysis industry for his patient-first focus, which became the hallmark of his not-for-profit company and his innovative spirit, which evoked many new industry standards. Born in Syracuse, New York, on June 19, 1937, to Jack and Edith Coplon, Dr. Coplon knew from an early age that his vocation in life was to help others. He attended Syracuse University and went on to medical school at the State University of New York Upstate Medical Center, where he specialized in renal-electrolytes, the precursor to the field of nephrology. Dr. Coplon was known even in his student days as a visionary with an unusual degree of determination; once he set his mind to something he found a way to make it happen, no matter the obstacles. Sandra “Sandy” Coplon, his wife of 53 years, learned this early on. In October 1960, Dr. Cop...

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Joan Leaver
Feb. 8, 1925 - Jan. 11, 2015 Menlo Park, California

Joan Agnes O'Grady Leaver, 89, entered into God's loving embrace on Jan. 11, 2015, from her home in Menlo Park, California. She was born on Feb. 8, 1925, in Palo Alto (then known as Mayfield.) Her parents, Thomas and Delia Finn O'Grady, were immigrants from County Roscommon in Ireland. Joan grew up ...

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Roi D. Lucas-Hall
Oct. 17, 1950 - Jan. 10, 2015 Oakland, California

Roi Diane Lucas-Hall, born Oct. 17, 1950, was called home to her savior on Jan. 10, 2015. She was a graduate of Gunn High School. Then she attended college in Washington, D.C., where she met her husband of 44 years, Gregory Hall. She moved to Oakland, California, in the early 1980s and was committed...

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Patricia (Patty) I. Nelson
April 10, 1958 - Jan. 9, 2015 Menlo Park, California

Patty passed away at Stanford Hospital surrounded by her loving family and friends. As the daughter of Harold and Puz Nelson of Menlo Park, CA, Patty graduated from Carlmont High School in San Carlos. She was a member of the Golden Gate Regional Center and worked for many years with Hope de Anza...

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Barbara A. Johnson
March 28, 1918 - Jan. 8, 2015 Portola Valley, California

Barbara Allen Johnson, 96, a resident of Portola Valley for more than 50 years, died peacefully on Jan. 8, 2015. A dedicated class assistant in first grade for years, she loved Ormondale School and helped young residents both at school and as a home tutor. She mentored disabled children. She ...

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