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Thomas Edwards Kirkbride
Sept. 18, 1931 - Oct. 28, 2014
Menlo Park, California

Tags: public service, business, veteran

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...

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George Matthew Liddicoat
July 10, 1958 - Nov. 9, 2014
Mountain View, California
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...

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Barney Young Lim
Aug. 4, 1954 - Nov. 10, 2014
Portola Valley, California
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...

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Susan Nahmens
Aug. 20, 1950 - Nov. 15, 2014
Emerald Hills/Redwood City, California
Susan (Hayworth) Nahmens passed away peacefully in her sleep on November 15 with her husband of 48 years, Bob, by her side, at their home in Emerald Hills. Susan was one of four daughters born to Dr. Ballard and Aleta Hayworth, who moved to Redwood City in 1954. Susan and Bob raised two sons, Mark and Tom, who still live in the area. Susan will be remembered as an excellent athlete and garden...

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Douglas Daniel Albert Naylor
March 30, 1944 - Nov. 9, 2014
Port Hueneme, California

Tags: business, veteran

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...

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Virginia R. O'Hagan Herbert
Jan. 3, 1919 - Dec. 4, 2014
Palo Alto, California

Tags: teacher/educator

Virginia Rezek O'Hagan Herbert, a longtime Palo Alto resident, died suddenly but peacefully at home after a short bout with pneumonia. She would have been 96 years old next month. Teaching and inspiring young people was her passion, and she dedicated her life to communicating her vibrant love of literature, drama and the arts. Intellectually and emotionally engaged until the very end, Virginia is ...

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Esther Marie Pfeiffer
June 14, 1931 - Dec. 14, 2014
Palo Alto, California

Tags: teacher/educator

Esther passed away peacefully, after a brief illness, in her home in Palo Alto. She was 83. Esther was one of two daughters of John and Clara Pfeiffer. Her sister, Helen, passed away in 1998. Her longtime companion, Denny Kelly, died earlier this year. Esther was lovingly cared for in her final days by nurses and caregivers from Vitas hospice, Mr. Kelly's two daughters, and some of her close frien...

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Lois R. Scott
April 23, 1928 - Dec. 11, 2014
San Diego, California
Lois Ragan Scott, born on April 23, 1928, to Paul Ragan and Maude Perley Ragan, died on Dec. 11, 2014, in San Diego, California. Lois is survived by her two loving sons, Joe of Los Gatos, California, and Paul (Jill) of San Diego, along with many nieces and nephews in California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Canada. Born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, Lo...

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Albin Joseph Slakis
July 5, 1925 - Oct. 30, 2014
Palo Alto, California

Tags: veteran

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...

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Winifred Jecker Steiner
Aug. 31, 1913 - Oct. 21, 2014
Portola Valley, California

Tags: 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...

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Patrick Colonel Suppes
March 17, 1922 - Nov. 17, 2014
Stanford, California

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

Dr. Patrick Colonel Suppes, the Lucie Stern Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Stanford University, died peacefully in his campus home surrounded by family on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. He was 92. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on March 17, 1922, Pat quickly distinguished himself as a gifted and charming student. Pat spent one year at the University of Tulsa and one year at the University of Oklahoma. I...

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Lynn Torin
June 21, 1935 - Dec. 7, 2014
Palo Alto, California
Lynn Torin, a longtime Palo Alto resident whose many leadership roles included chairing the city's Human Relations Commission and its first Parks and Recreation Commission, died on Dec. 7 at Channing House. She was 79. Torin, who was born in Spain and spent her childhood in Chile, came to the United States in 1946 and later studied at the University of California, Berkeley. She married Dave Tor...

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