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Edwin (Ed) Brent Jones
Jan. 9, 1958 - Nov. 20, 2016
Palo Alto, California
After an incredibly brave seven-year battle with colorectal cancer, Edwin (Ed) Brent Jones peacefully succumbed Nov. 20, at the too-young age of 58, holding the hand of his loving husband, Eddie. Throughout the long struggle, Ed continued to live every day to the fullest. Before his Stage 4 diagnosis in 2014 but after his initial six-months of surgeries in 2009, he hiked two-plus weeks in Scotla...

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Jean Vontobel Long
June 13, 1928 - Dec. 14, 2016
Carmichael, California

Tags: business, public service

Jean Long passed away in Carmichael, California, on December 14, 2016. Jean Marie Vontobel was born in Stamford, CT, to Rudolph and Jeanette Lynch Vontobel. She grew up in Darien and Stamford. After high school, she attended the Katherine Gibbs School in New York, as well as completing two years of study at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY. There she met Frederick Harold (Pete) Long...

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Ann Masik
April 27, 1921 - Dec. 8, 2016
Palo Alto, California

Tags: veteran

Ann Masik, a longtime resident of Palo Alto, was called home to the Lord on Dec. 8, 2016, at the age of 95. Ann was born in Arnold, Pennsylvania. She earned her RN degree in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and served in the Navy Nurse Corps during WWII, where she met her husband James R. Masik. In 1950, they moved to Palo Alto when Jim accepted a job as Director of Recreation. It was here that they rais...

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Thomas J. Matthews
June 22, 1923 - Jan. 12, 2017
Menlo Park, California

Tags: veteran

Thomas James Matthews (who liked to be called "Tom"), passed into glory, peacefully in his home in Menlo Park on January 12. He was born in Indiana. He served in the United States Navy during WW II. During this time, he met the love of his life, Tessie, and was married after being discharged at the end of his service. He then attended music and arts college in New York City and als...

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Helen Mickelwait
Nov. 12, 1918 - Dec. 3, 2016
Palo Alto, California

Tags: teacher/educator

When Helen Mickelwait passed away peacefully at home at the age of 98, a lively and curious spirit departed our lives. She was born in San Francisco the day after Armistice Day to Janette and Oscar Rastad – two Norwegian immigrants – and grew up in the Sunset District, learning to drive on the sand dunes of Ocean Beach. Helen was in her early thirties when she met Kenneth Mickelwait at Chang...

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Newton (Al) Alger Montgomery
Nov. 17, 1927 - Dec. 5, 2016
Menlo Park, California

Tags: veteran, business

Newton (Al) Montgomery passed away peacefully at home on Dec. 5, 2016, with his loving wife Edna at his bedside. Al was born in Denver, Colorado. He spent most of his childhood in Piedmont and then Napa, California. He was drafted into the Army in 1946. He completed college on the GI bill and became a CPA. Al quickly found computers to be far more interesting. He joined IBM in 1960 and m...

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Herman Ohme
Jan. 12, 1925 - Dec. 14, 2016
Palo Alto, California

Tags: teacher/educator

Herman Ohme died peacefully on Dec. 14, just shy of his 92nd birthday. He had lived in Palo Alto since 1970, moving with his family from Los Angeles to accept a position as Principal of Cubberley High School. Herman Ohme was born on Jan. 12, 1925, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Esther and Harry Steinberg. He and his older sister Diana, and younger brother Nate, grew up in the small Jewish comm...

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Clay Maxwell Pamphilon
Dec. 18, 1942 - Jan. 5, 2017
Menlo Park, California
Menlo Park -- Clay Maxwell Pamphilon, 74, died Thursday, January 5th, 2017, at his home after a long battle with cancer. He leaves a wife of nine years, Elena (Grigoryan) Pamphilon, his daughter Lisa, sons Cameron and Sean and three grandchildren. Born and raised in the East Bay, son of Max and Marjorie, Clay moved to the South Bay to raise a family. In the early years he attended El Cerrito HS...

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Hanumant Patil
April 9, 1934 - Nov. 19, 2016
Los Altos, California

Tags: business, public service

Los Altos resident Hanumant Patil passed away on Saturday, Nov. 19 at Stanford University Hospital surrounded by his wife, son and daughter-in-law, extended family members and friends. He leaves behind several siblings in India. After getting his master's of science degree in India, he came to the U.S. to pursue his graduate studies and received a Doctorate in Physics at Rensselaer Pol...

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Joan Jenks Porter
Feb. 5, 1927 - Nov. 29, 2016
Palo Alto, California
Joan Jenks Porter passed away peacefully on Nov. 29, at home in Palo Alto at the age of 89. Joan was born on Feb. 5, 1927, in Covina, the older of two sisters. She married Wallace Porter whom she met while working as a volunteer nurse at the Naval hospital outside of Corona, where he was a patient. They married in 1948, and lived in Carlsbad, New Mexico, where she worked as a substitute teache...

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Juanita Radabaugh
Oct. 10, 1916 - Dec. 3, 2016
Palo Alto, California
In Loving Memory of Juanita Radabaugh It is with great sadness that we bring you the news that Juanita M. Radabaugh, aged 100, passed away peacefully in her sleep, with her daughters by her side, on December 3, 2016. Juanita was the beloved wife of Ralph Radabaugh, mother of Dennis; is survived by her three daughters in the SF Bay Area, Linda Gordon, Sue Alexander and Debra Gordon; her nine gra...

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Judith Delsman Robinson
May 1, 1941 - Dec. 25, 2016
Atherton, California
Judith Robinson, at her Atherton home in the presence of her beloved husband of more than 50 years, Walter J. Robinson, and her two cherished daughters, Katherine Delsman Robinson and Anne Wylde Robinson, passed away on Christmas morning. The cause of death was cancer. Judy was born in 1941 in Seattle, Washington. Along with her dear brother, Alan Delsman, of Brooklyn, New York, she was rais...

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Sybil Rodman
Sept. 25, 1928 - Dec. 2, 2016
Palo Alto, California
Sybil Rodman, a long-time resident of Palo Alto, died on Dec. 2, in McMinnville, Oregon, where she had been living for more than a decade. She spent her final days surrounded by family. She was 88. She was born on Sept. 25, 1928, in Seattle, Washington, to parents Chris and Pearl Skullerud. Her father was an auto mechanic who owned a repair shop, and her mother was a teacher. She graduated from ...

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Theresa May Silva
Aug. 1, 1935 - Dec. 13, 2016
Menlo Park, California
Theresa May (Tessie) Silva, born August 1,1935, was called to the Lord Tuesday, Dec 13th, 2016 embraced by her family at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara. Theresa was born in San Diego, CA, to Mariel Pemberton O’Malley and Tommy O’Malley though she was raised by relatives, Leon and Ruth Hubbard. She began her training as a nurse at Mercy Hospital in San Diego. She later entered the fi...

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Ernest (Ernie) Nathaniel Wormley, Jr.
June 22, 1954 - Nov. 18, 2016
Redwood City, California

Tags: veteran

Ernest (Ernie) Nathaniel Wormley, Jr., 62, passed away Friday, Nov. 18 in Redwood City. Ernie was born June 22, 1954 to Ernest and Grace Wormley at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City. After graduating from Palo Alto High School in 1973, Ernie enlisted into the U. S. Army.  Funeral Services will be held Thursday, Dec. 1, 11 a.m. at Crippen and Flynn Woodside Chapel, 400 Woodside Road, Redwood...

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Hildy (Hildegard) Wurzburg
Nov. 9, 1934 - Dec. 28, 2016
Petaluma, California

Tags: teacher/educator, public service

Wurzburg, Hildy (Hildegard Strothmann) - It is with great sadness that we announce that the matriarch of our family passed away on Dec. 28, 2016, after a brief illness. She was the first generation of her family to be born in the United States. Her parents were Friederich Wilhelm (Willy) Strothmann (a Standard professor and author) and his wife Louisa. Hildy attended and met the love of her li...

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