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George William Liddicoat
April 13, 1925 - Sept. 15, 2015
Palo Alto, California

Tags: business, veteran

George Liddicoat, a longtime Palo Alto resident and businessman/owner of Liddicoat's, died peacefully at home on Sept. 15 at the age of 90. George William was the eldest son of George Liddicoat of Cornwall, England, and Mary Lennon of San Mateo. He grew up in Palo Alto with siblings Jack, Mary Ellen, Kathleen, Nancy and Tom, graduating from Palo Alto High School before enlisting in the U.S. Mar...

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Franklin Miles Lockfeld
Dec. 15, 1933 - Aug. 29, 2015
Palo Alto, California

Tags: public service

Frank was a friend, mentor, husband and father. His first wife Joyce and second wife BJ preceded him in death. He is survived by children Alexandre, Timothy and Jessica Lockfeld; step-children, Amy Brown and Max Rosan; and six grandchildren. Frank was a joyous voyager through life, widely traveled, well-read and always excited by something, be it new software, a new author or a new wine. His fr...

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Richard M. Mandle
July 2, 1921 - Aug. 30, 2015
Palo Alto, California

Tags: veteran

Richard M. Mandle, 94, of Palo Alto, California, and longtime resident of Pompton Lakes, New Jersey, died at his home on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. He was the devoted husband of Barbara B. Mandle, who passed in 1998, and the longtime companion of Jean Albro who predeceased him in 2009. He is survived by his two siblings, John B. Mandle of Santa Barbara, California, and Elizabeth McGonagle of Nashua, N...

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Elizabeth "Betty" McCroskey
Oct. 19, 1937 - Oct. 3, 2015
Palo Alto, California
Helen Elizabeth (Betty) McCroskey died peacefully on Oct. 3, 2015, following a long struggle with a progressive brain disease. She was 77. Betty was born and raised in Dallas and Sherman, Texas, and she graduated from Woodrow High School in Dallas in 1956. She attended the University of Texas, where she met her husband, Jim McCroskey. She obtained a B.A. degree in liberal arts from the Universi...

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Charles Mickel
June 22, 1919 - Sept. 11, 2015
Palo Alto, California

Tags: veteran

A Life Well Lived. A devoted husband and father, Charles Mickel, known as Mike to his many friends and as Bill to his family, had many adventures in his 96 years. Born on the waterfront of Sausilito, he spent his youth in the Philippine Islands; Sparks, Nevada; and the San Francisco Bay Area. He met and married the love of his life, Muriel, while they were attending the University of California at...

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William R. Morrill
1938 - Sept. 26, 2015
Reno, Nevada
Bill Morrill, 77, passed away peacefully on Sept. 26, 2015. Bill proudly served his community with over 30 years in the Palo Alto Fire Department and retired as battalion chief. He raised his family in Palo Alto and Los Altos. He returned to Oklahoma after retirement, fulfilling his desire for simpler lifestyle. He was loved and respected by those that knew him and was always there to help his com...

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Myron Newman
Feb. 24, 1921 - Sept. 5, 2015
Portola Valley, California

Tags: business, arts/media, veteran

Myron Curtis Newman, a resident of Portola Valley since 1957, passed away at the age of 94. He was born in Clarkston, Washington, in 1921, but lived most of his childhood in Lewiston, Idaho. Son of Frank and Bessie Newman, and brother to Dolores, he joined the National Guard in the late 1930s and rose to the rank of Sergeant in the cavalry and was later commissioned as a Lieutenant in the Army...

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Dr. Munro Howe Proctor
Oct. 12, 1925 - Sept. 14, 2015
Palo Alto, California

Tags: veteran

Munro ("Mun") Howe Proctor died peacefully on Sept. 14, 2015 in Palo Alto, California (one month shy of his 90th birthday). He was born on Oct. 12, 1925 in Hartford, Connecticut, to Joseph Rich and Ruth Howe Proctor. In 1943, Mun interrupted his undergraduate studies at Trinity College to enlist in the Army. He was soon shipped off to Europe where he served out the war as a medic. After graduat...

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Robert Michael Scarlett
Nov. 10, 1928 - Sept. 18, 2015
Palo Alto, California
Robert Michael Scarlett, a longtime resident of Palo Alto, died Sept 18 after a brief illness. He was 86. Robert was born on Nov. 10, 1928, in Iowa City. He grew up in Calgary, graduated with honors from University of Toronto, where he also then received a fellowship for post-graduate work and earned his masters in engineering physics, specializing in servo-mechanics. After Toronto, he was awar...

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John G. (Gary) Schonher
Oct. 3, 1935 - Sept. 11, 2015
Los Altos, California

Tags: business

John G. (Gary) Schonher, 79, a local resident for 57 years, died of complications of a stroke on Sept. 11 in Mountain View. A lifelong entrepreneur, Gary built a career as a financial planner, restaurant chain partner, investment advisor and commercial real estate broker. After attending Harvard as an undergraduate and Wharton Business School, in 1958 he moved back to California where he was bo...

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Donna E Shaw
Dec. 30, 1949 - Sept. 17, 2015
Rossmoor, California

Tags: teacher/educator

Donna(Boecker)Shaw, age 66 passed surrounded by family on September 17, 2015 in Walnut Creek, California. Donna faced her brief struggle with pancreatic cancer with peace, acceptance and trust in her Heavenly Father. Donna was born to Robert and Alice Boecker in Rosenberg, Texas in 1948. After graduating from Lamar High School in 1967, she earned her Bachelor of Science in Education from the Univ...

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Jim Shoolery
June 25, 1925 - Sept. 24, 2015
Half Moon Bay/ Palo Alto, California

Tags: business, teacher/educator, veteran

James N. (Jim) Shoolery, a pioneer in the development of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR) at Varian Associates, passed away peacefully on Sept. 24 surrounded by his family. He received a B.S. from UC Berkeley in February 1948 and received his Ph.D. from Caltech in June 1952. He also served in the U.S. Navy from June 1943 to December 1946 as the radar operator on the USS Wabash. In ...

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Chris Stivers
June 1, 1965 - Sept. 5, 2015
Berkeley, California
Christopher C. Stivers, a resident of Berkeley, passed away September 5, 2015, while vacationing in Vietnam. Chris recently retired from the UC Berkeley Athletics department, where he was Associate Director for Compliance for the past 15 years. Chris was doing what he loved most, traveling the world. Chris is survived by his mother, Dorothy Stivers of Atherton, and three sisters, Katie Stive...

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Rose E. Talmage
Aug. 23, 1919 - Sept. 3, 2015
Mountain View, California

Tags: business

Rose peacefully passed away at the age of 96 on September 3, 2015 while surrounded by family and friends. She is survived by her two sons Ron and Rick Talmage, three grandchildren Jonathan Smith, Kristen Dyke (Smith), and Victor Talmage, and six great grandchildren Chelsea, Devon, Hope, Blake, Grant, and Nolan. She is predeceased by her daughter Darlene Smith and her former husband and friend Da...

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Austin Arthur Wakeman
Sept. 8, 1920 - Sept. 20, 2015
Menlo Park, California

Tags: veteran

Austin passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 20, at age 95 following a brief illness. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Marjo Shirreffs Wakeman, his son Stephen of Menlo Park, his daughter Kristin Hanggi and her husband John of Marietta, Georgia, his grandchildren Elizabeth Johnston and her husband Edwin of Woodstock, Georgia, Michele Harris and her husband Brent of Marietta, Georgi...

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