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Clive Morrison
Aug. 19, 1930 - May 3, 2016
Menlo Park, California
Clive Malcolm Morrison of Menlo Park, California, passed away peacefully on May 3, 2016, in Alameda at the age of 85. Clive was born in Rangoon, Burma on August 19, 1930. In Burma he worked as a ground-to-air operator for International Air Radio. In 1957, Clive immigrated to the United States, settling in Redwood City, California and later sent for his fiance from Burma, Daphne Turner, w...

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Ellen O'Sullivan
May 4, 1941 - June 11, 2016
Palo Alto, California
Ellen O'Sullivan, a 44-year resident of Palo Alto, died peacefully on June 11, 2016. Ellen was born in New York City. She grew up in Westchester County and attended Queens College. She worked as an assistant buyer for Sears in Manhattan. She later specialized in placing employees for several staffing agencies. Ellen enjoyed a vacation to San Francisco so much that she moved there, living in ...

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Helen N. Poll
June 18, 1919 - June 4, 2016
Palo Alto, California
Helen Nelson Poll, a resident of Palo Alto since 1947, passed away peacefully in her home on June 4, 2016. She was 96 years old. She was born on June 18, 1919 in Cardston, Alberta, Canada, a small town where she spent her youth. She was one of seven children. After attending business college, she served as a missionary in eastern Canada for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Th...

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Marlo Gilbert Prehn
Oct. 27, 1927 - June 3, 2016
Mountain View, California

Tags: veteran

Marlo Gilbert Prehn, passed away in Mountain View, California, on June 3, 2016. He lived in Palo Alto for 47 years before moving to Mountain View to retire with his wife, Ruth. He was born on a farm in Clear Lake, South Dakota in 1927. After graduating from high school he joined the Merchant Marines in 1945. In December of 1946 he married his childhood sweetheart, Ruth Staley, with whom he had...

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Billy Prior
1920 - June 21, 2016
Palo Alto, California

Tags: veteran

Billy Prior, a World War II veteran, who experienced the fury of the Buzz Bombs in London, was in the Battle of Normandy, was one of the first women soldiers to arrive in Paris after its liberation, and who received the Croix de Guerre with Bronze Star, has died. Prior, who was declared by the Palo Alto Historian as the person who was born in Palo Alto and lived here the longest, was the daught...

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Joseph S Shakes
April 16, 1935 - June 11, 2016
Palo Alto, California

Tags: business, public service

Joe passed away at age 81 in the presence of his family on June 11, 2016, in Walnut Creek, California. He was a resident of Menlo Park and Palo Alto for over five decades. Joe was born in Gary, Indiana, to steel workers descended from Lithuanian immigrant coal miners. Joe was the first in his family to attend college, receiving a B.A. in music education from Oberlin College in 1957. During summ...

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Mary Elizabeth Stone
May 19, 1927 - April 29, 2016
Palo Alto, California

Tags: sports

Mary Elizabeth Stone, 88, of Palo Alto, CA died after a courageous battle with cancer at home on April 29, 2016. She was born in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, and was the daughter of Edwin Wadsworth Stone and Dorothy Stelle Rogers Stone. She graduated from Classical High School and the Emma Willard School in Troy, New York. She made her debut while a junior at Connecticut College, New London, Connect...

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Evelyn Barbara Stoops
Aug. 19, 1917 - June 20, 2016
Woodside, California

Tags: business

Evelyn Stoops, 98, passed away on June 20, 2016 at Sequoia Hospital, Redwood City, CA. Born to Harold A. and Mary A. Mortola in Sausalito, CA on August 19, 1917, and raised in both San Francisco, CA and Woodside, CA along with her Sister, Sr. Marie Julie (Marcella Mortola) Dominican Order, who preceded Evelyn in death. Evelyn was a graduate of Notre Dame High School class of 1934 in San ...

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Marion Sullivan
July 13, 1924 - May 5, 2016
Palo Alto, CA

Tags: veteran, arts/media, teacher/educator, public service

With Lovingest Memories, Marion Alberta Cutler Sullivan, born July 13, 1924, passed on May 5, 2016. Marion was born at a time when life was such that no matter what happened, you persevered. Having lost both parents before the age of 10, she and her siblings were taken in by various family members. In Marion's case, she lived with her cousin, Dorothy Morrin, and her Aunt Julia and Uncle Will...

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Ernest Traugott
Aug. 18, 1920 - May 11, 2016
Los Altos, California

Tags: business

Ernie died peacefully at his home, just a few months short of his 96th birthday. Ernie had an amazing life. Born in Germany he and his family fled the Nazis soon after Kristallnacht in 1938, making their way to Manila in the Philippines then eventually to San Francisco. Having been an architecture student in Germany he continued that pursuit a bit in Manila but ultimately started an interior des...

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Kathleen Turner-Hubbard
July 13, 1952 - June 2, 2016
Stanford, California
Kathleen Adelle Turner-Hubbard died peacefully at her home in Stanford, California, on June 2, 2016 at the age of 63, following a courageous four-year battle with brain cancer. Born in Washington, Pennsylvania, to Louis and Alma Turner, she spent her early years in West Virginia, and at the age of 16 she and her family moved to California. After earning a degree in nursing from San Diego Sta...

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James Andrew Tweedie
Jan. 19, 1926 - May 23, 2016
Palo Alto, California

Tags: veteran, teacher/educator

James Andrew Tweedie passed away on May 23, 2016, in Palo Alto, California. He was 90 years old. He devoted his life to children and families, both his own and the many he helped bring into the world as a doctor. When he died, he was surrounded by his wife and four children. Dr. Tweedie was born at Hollywood Hospital in Los Angeles in 1926. He was raised in El Monte with his sister, Joyce, and ...

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Jennifer Ware
Aug. 17, 1964 - May 15, 2016
Redwood City, California
Jennifer "Jenni" Ware of Redwood City passed away early Sunday morning, May 15, from complications arising from a lengthy illness. She was 51. Jenni is survived by her daughter Amanda (29); son Cody (28); grandson Jackson (2 months); father Leo; mother Jeanne; and siblings Laura, Lincoln and Pamela. Jenni will be sorely missed by all of her loved ones....

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James Allan Williams
April 11, 1935 - May 29, 2016
Palo Alto, California
James Allan Williams, 81 Lifetime long Palo Alto resident James (Jim) Williams, 81, died May 29, following a courageous fight with cancer. His final days were spent surrounded by family. Jim was born April 11, 1935, in Palo Alto, California, to Ronald and Ann (Sue-Sue) Williams. Jim attended military school in the Bay Area in his youth and served a short stint with the United States Navy....

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Robert Albert Wolbach
Sept. 3, 1930 - May 26, 2016
Palo Alto, California
Robert (Bob) Albert Wolbach peacefully succumbed to kidney failure on May 26 at his Palo Alto home. Bob was a loving husband and father, cheerful friend, professor of medicine, research physiologist, political activist, artist, punster, patron of theater and music, and traveler. Born and raised in New York City, Bob was the only child of artists Robert P. and Alberta Falck Wolbach. He attended ...

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