Aug. 14, 1951 - Oct. 20, 2014
Mountain View, California
Pete Hodges passed away on October 20 in Palo Alto due to complications from a stroke. He's survived by his two daughters Erika and Bohdi Hodges, his grandson Logan Hodges and his step-children Dustin Bishop, Angela Wicks and Tony Yazbeck. He's also survived and memorialized by anyone who has a yearning to learn and whomever stands fiercely by their personal moral code. Pete was an explorer, an in...
Thomas Edwards Kirkbride died peacefully at home in the late evening of October 28, after a courageous year battling leukemia.
Born in Dover, New Hampshire, he was the only child of Joseph and Dee Kirkbride.
He graduated from Quincy (MASS) High School in 1949, and the University of New Hampshire in 1953, with an ROTC commission as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force in Germany. This w...
It’s with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Richard (Dick) Joseph Kusa on Oct. 5, 2014.
Dick was a native of Ohio, born March 1, 1927, in Cleveland, Ohio. He later moved to Menlo Park, California (God’s Country as he would call it).
He attended Ohio University and played both baseball and ice hockey. After college he enlisted and served in the Navy.
Dick was a loyal family ma...
Oct. 1, 1925 - Oct. 8, 2014
Dr. Gloria Frank Leiderman died on Oct. 8, 2014, after a prolonged illness.
Born in Lombard, Illinois, in 1925, Gloria graduated from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, earning her bachelor's in sociology in 1946 and subsequently a Ph.D. in child development from Harvard University in 1953. During the early part of her 40-year career, she taught at the Harvard School of Education and...
June 21, 1912 - Oct. 14, 2014
Palo Alto, California
Lena Levinson passed away Tuesday, Oct. 14, at the age of 102, at her residence in Palo Alto. She died peacefully in her sleep.
Lena was born and raised in Chicago. She graduated from the Mount Sinai Hospital School of Nursing, and served as a U.S. Army Nurse in the Pacific Theater in World War II, participating in the New Guinea, Bismark Archipelago and Luzon campaigns. After VJ Day she retur...
George Matthew Liddicoat, son of Mary Jo and George Liddicoat, passed away suddenly Sunday evening, Nov. 9.
Matt was a longtime resident of Palo Alto and attended Wilbur Middle school (now known as JLS) and was a Cubberley graduate class of '77. He went on to University of California at Santa Barbara and graduated as a Geology & Geophysics major. Matt found the love of rugby while at UCSB and c...
Barney Lim was born in Rochester, MN, to Dr. Richard and Catherine Lim on August 4, 1954, and he was the second of nine children. His family lived in Winnipeg, Canada, before relocating to Santa Barbara.
Barney graduated with honors from UC Davis and received his Doctorate in Dentistry from UCLA. After graduating from UCLA, Dr. Lim attended the periodontal residency at the University of Was...
Marguerite C. (Marge) Malgoire, 94, passed away at home on October 19 after complications from surgery to repair a broken hip.
She was a long-time resident of Woodside. Her parents bought a small parcel of land there after spending summers camping at the creek behind what is now Woodside Elementary School.
As a young child, Marge and her siblings spent summers in Woodside. They slept in "...
Former Palo Alto resident Douglas Daniel Albert Naylor, 70, passed away on Nov. 9, hours after he was struck by a car while crossing Pacific Coast Highway by Big Rock in Malibu.
He was born on March 30, 1944, in Keswick, Iowa. After the death of his mother the family moved to their Uncle Tiny's ranch, Naylor & Son's, in Riverside, California when he was 9. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy at the ag...
David S. Nivison
Jan. 17, 1923 - Oct. 16, 2014
Los Altos, California
David S. Nivison, 91 years old, and a resident of Los Altos, California since 1952, died Oct. 16, 2014 at home. His neighbors had recently honored him as the “Mayor of Russell Ave., in recognition of 62 years of distinguished living” on that street.
He was born January 17, 1923 in Farmingdale, Maine. In 1944 he married Cornelia (Green), who died in 2008. He was the loving father of Louise Mc...
March 24, 1925 - Oct. 1, 2014
Palo Alto, California
Cecile Pichel, Wife, Mother, Marriage and Family Counselor
Cecile (Cece) Pichel, an Atherton resident for 50 years, died on October 1 at age 89 at VI of Palo Alto. An outgoing, sweet-tempered and tender-hearted lady who everyone adored, Cece remained vital and positive her entire life.
Born in Brooklyn in 1925 and raised in New York, Cece met her husband of 59 years, Julian Pichel, at Penn ...
A longtime resident of Palo Alto, Meg was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was an accomplished painter and professional designer, generous volunteer in the art and school communities, vibrant friend and extraordinary hostess. She passed away peacefully in Napa, California.
Born Margaret Millward Cave in Long Beach, California, to Wayne Bea Cave, an editor of the Los Angeles Times, an...
April 9, 1939 - Oct. 9, 2014
Born in Jamestown, North Dakota, Reuben graduated from the College of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington, and moved to Palo Alto in 1967 where he taught mathematics at Jordan Junior High and Cubberley, Gunn and Paly high schools before retiring in 1995 and moving to Merced. Reuben enjoyed the teachers' parties, playing recreational league sports, his guitar and lots of bridge. He coached golf and e...
Albin "Al" Slakis, a resident of Palo Alto and Mountain View and formerly of Illinois, died on Oct. 30 in Palo Alto, California. He was 89.
Al was born on July 5, 1925, in Chicago, Illinois. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a hospital corpsman. Al later graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Food Technology and worked in both the pharmaceutical and food indu...
Winifred Jecker Steiner
Aug. 31, 1913 - Oct. 21, 2014
Portola Valley, California
public service, teacher/educator
Winifred “Wini” Gould Jecker Steiner
August 31, 1913 – October 21, 2014
"Wini" Steiner died peacefully in her sleep after visits from her family and friends.
Wini was born in England and emigrated with her family in 1920, eventually settling in Long Beach. Wini graduated from UC Berkeley in 1935 with a degree in English. There, she lived at International House, where she met Duroc Alber...