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Joseph Ross McLoughlin
July 14, 1923 - Aug. 4, 2015
Menlo Park, California

Tags: veteran

Joe, a lifelong resident of Menlo Park, passed away peacefully on Tuesday August 4, 2015 at his home at the age of 92. He was a first generation American, born in Menlo Park to Edward James McLoughlin from Ireland and Mary Cecelia Littlejohn Ross from Scotland. He was 6th of 9 children in his Catholic family. As a child of the Depression, this time of his youth forged his future as a frugal man...

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Keiko Mizuhara
March 25, 1939 - Aug. 4, 2015
Palo Alto, California
Keiko Mizuhara passed away peacefully at home the morning of Aug. 4, 2015, after a two-year battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Yosuke; sister, Michiko Matsumoto; son, Kevin; daughter, Linda (Derek) Sanada; and grandsons, Cole and Jake Sanada. She is preceded in death by her father, Shigeru Yamamoto; mother, Miye (nee Yokomizo) Matsumoto; and brothers Shoji and Mark Mat...

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Marilyn Molner
May 1, 1929 - June 29, 2015
Sebastopol, California

Tags: arts/media

Marilyn Molner died peacefully Monday June 29, 2015, at the age of 86. Born in Chicago, Illinois, Marilyn, aka Maya, grew up in Chicago and Los Angeles, the only daughter of Beatrice Klein Freed and Samuel Molner. She married Irwin H. Mittelman in 1950 and moved to the Bay Area, completing her B.A. at Stanford in 1967. She divorced and remarried Phillip Moser (Carver) and lived in Sebastopol for t...

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Ellen Adel Morrison
Nov. 18, 1930 - Aug. 5, 2015
Los Altos, California
Ellen Adel Morrison, 84, passed away peacefully on Aug. 5. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 63 years, Keith Morrison, who passed away only six weeks before her. The oldest of six children, Ellen was born in Gary, Indiana, on Nov. 18, 1930. Her parents, Mary and Otto Reising, were schoolteachers during the Depression. Her father, using the pen name of Paul Strahl, also wrote f...

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Rosemary Peterson Nichols
1929 - Aug. 3, 2015
Palo Alto, California
Rosemary Peterson Lodato Nichols departed this world for a place she was greatly anticipating as she had no doubt her best friends and family were waiting for her there. Given her unique generosity of spirit and unwavering predisposition to human kindness, she is likely already busy cooking Swedish meatballs or dollar-size buttermilk pancakes for all. Born in August 1929, she came from hearty D...

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Deborah D. Potash
Jan. 22, 1940 - July 4, 2015
Menlo Park, CA
Deborah D. Potash, beloved wife of Roger L. Potash of Menlo Park, California, died on Saturday July 4th, 2015. Deborah Dana Dunnavan was born in Portland, Oregon on January 22, 1940, to Floyd L. Dunnavan, M.D. and Dana Oldham Dunnavan, and raised in Vancouver, Washington. Deborah graduated from the University of Oregon, studied for two years at the University of Vienna, Austria and completed he...

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Jake "Jay" Edward Price
Dec. 24, 1946 - July 15, 2015
Watsonville, California

Tags: sports, arts/media, veteran

Jay Price, 69, a longtime resident of Palo Alto, passed away on July 15, 2015. He was born Dec. 24, 1946, in San Francisco, California. He moved to Palo Alto in 1959. He attended Jordan Jr. High and graduated from Palo Alto High School, class of 1964. He attended Bishop College in Dallas, Texas. Jay was the lead singer of the Legends, a popular Palo Alto band during the early '60s. He was an avid ...

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Harriette Ann Shakes
Dec. 8, 1944 - July 13, 2015
Palo Alto, California

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

Harriette Ann Shakes (1944-2015), my brilliant, beautiful, technically savvy, history loving, Palo Alto passionate mother passed away Monday morning, July 13, surrounded by friends, family and her loving husband Joseph Stanley Shakes. Born in Chicago, Illinois, and raised in Long Beach, California, Harriette grew up sailing the Golden State's glimmering waters. Her passion for sailing trumped o...

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Matthew Joseph Shanks
Feb. 4, 1950 - July 20, 2015
Woodside, California
Matthew Joseph Shanks passed away very unexpectedly of a heart attack on July 20th while on vacation in Greece with his wife and close friends. He was 65. Matthew grew up in Redwood City and was a longtime resident of Woodside. He was a graduate of UC Santa Barbara, and had a career in real estate. Matthew was a beloved husband, and an incredible father. He loved spending time outdoors, hiking...

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Susan Gail Sheehan
Sept. 23, 1941 - July 19, 2015
Woodside, California

Tags: public service, veteran

Woodside lost a long-time resident and ardent equestrian community advocate with the recent passing of Sue Sheehan, and her friends and family lost a compassionate, caring and giving loved one. Sue was a true friend to those who knew her, and to those who didn’t…she was always welcoming, inclusive, supportive, and helpful. Her passions were helping people, horses and animals, skiing, traveling,...

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Jeremy Alvin Spielman
Jan. 16, 1931 - July 5, 2015
Woodside, California

Tags: business, veteran

Jeremy Alvin Spielman, aged 84 and a resident of Woodside California passed away peacefully, at home on July 5, 2015. Born in Los Angeles, Jerry moved to Los Altos and attended Los Altos Elementary school. His high school years were spent at the Puget Sound Naval Academy on Bainbridge Island Washington. Before joining the Air Force in 1950 and serving four years, Jerry attended Colorado ...

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Barbara "Bebo" Jean Whistler Barnes
June 23, 1927 - June 28, 2015
Rocklin, California
Bebo died peacefully a few days after having a wonderful 88th birthday celebration surrounded by her children and grandchildren, knowing she was loved. Born in Palo Alto to Grant and Hilda (Puranen) Ernest, Barbara attended Palo Alto High School where she was a drum majorette. She spent her sophomore year being tutored at home while in a body cast due to scoliosis and back fusion surgery. Barba...

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Lori Wilkinson
Aug. 6, 1961 - Aug. 18, 2015
Emerald Hills, California

Tags: business

Lori Mazza Wilkinson, age 54, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on August 18th. Lori was a beautiful person, loving mother and devoted wife to her husband of 21 years, Kevin Wilkinson and sons Andrew age 19 and Patrick age 17. She was well known in the local community from her many years living in Woodside. She was born in Bakersfield in 1961 and after college and her marriage...

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