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Robert Bruce Jones
1929 - June 23, 2014
El Dorado Hills, California
Born in humble Rigby Idaho in 1929, Dr. Robert Bruce Jones (affectionately known as Bruce) was raised in Provo, Utah, by a single mother (Louise Williams Jones), and died peacefully at home in EI Dorado Hills, CA, surrounded by loving family members on June 23, 2014. In between, he spent over 40 wonderful years in Woodside, CA. Dr. Jones was many things to many people. He was a veteran of the K...

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Dr. Peter Kasenchak
Oct. 17, 1934 - May 29, 2014
Woodside, California

Tags: veteran

Peter's wonderful life came to an end when he passed away in his home on Thursday morning, May 29th, with his two sons Kevin and Kris caring for him. Peter exemplified what it means to have a positive attitude and a commitment to serving others. It was most apparent through the last 14 months, as he did not miss a family function or opportunity to serve others as he fought pancreatic cancer. Hi...

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Susan Catherine Kazul
Aug. 5, 1940 - June 3, 2014
Palo Alto, California
Susan (Suzy) Catherine McGlaughlin Kazul, a caring and compassionate nurse, loving mother, grandmother, wife and loyal friend, passed away peacefully in her home in Palo Alto, California, on Tuesday, June 3, at the age of 73. She was surrounded by her husband, three children and four sisters. Born on August 5, 1940, Suzy was the second eldest of the seven children of Dr. Nicholas "Doyle" and Ch...

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Frances Peace Kearton
April 24, 1920 - July 12, 2014
Menlo Park, California
Frances Peace Kearton April 24, 1920 July 12, 2014 Fran passed away peacefully after a brief illness. A resident of Menlo Park, California, she was a true Southern belle, born and raised in Georgia, yet driven to be an artiste. After working as a John Robert Powers model, she went on to perform in the early days of live broadcast television. She and co-star Dick Van Dyke wrote copy,...

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Catherine Latimer
Aug. 5, 1923 - June 25, 2014
Atherton, California
Catherine Rees Latimer was born and raised in Seattle. She resided in California for the last 55 years. She passed in her sleep Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at the age of 90. She is survived by her daughters Leanne Latimer Troy, Tara Latimer Brock and four grandchildren -- Matthew, Malia, Cortney, and Chelsea. Please sign Catherine's online Guestbook at www.Legacy.com....

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Bernard Donald Leitner
Sept. 30, 1927 - June 14, 2014
Windsor, California
Bernard Leitner, age 86, a 53-year resident of Palo Alto, died June 14, 2014. He was born September 30, 1927, growing up in Wayzata, Minnesota. At the University of Minnesota, Bernie fell in with a crowd of sci-fi fans, studied physics and also fell for Jane Tynan. The two married in 1951. Bernie's work as an aerospace engineer at Lockheed-Martin took the family from the island of Oahu, to...

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Betty Jean Danford Lockfeld
Aug. 31, 1931 - July 8, 2014
Palo Alto, California
Wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, "BJ" was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2000. On July 8, 2014, the disease overtook her at her home in Palo Alto, in the arms of her loving husband. The second of three daughters, BJ was born in the small town of Bolivia, North Carolina, on August 31, 1931, to Early and Blanche Danford. She married her second husband, Frank Lockfeld, in...

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Jean W. McFadden
Sept. 20, 1925 - June 5, 2014
Palo Alto, California
Jean W. McFadden passed away unexpectedly on June 5....

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Alvin J. Menting
April 23, 1927 - June 8, 2014
Notre Dame, Indiana

Tags: veteran

Veteran United Airlines pilot "revered" father, grandfather and "favored" uncle, Alvin "Al" J. Menting died June 8, 2014, in Dujarie nursing facility at Holy Cross Village, Notre Dame, Indiana. He was 87 years old. He is survived by his widow, Montel Hawkesworth Menting; four children, Tina Smith, Tony, Terri Setnick, Ted and seven grandchildren. One of 12 children growing up on a dairy farm...

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Grigori Mints
June 7, 1939 - May 29, 2014
Palo Alto, California

Tags: teacher/educator

Grigori "Grisha" Mints, a Palo Alto resident and Stanford University philosophy professor for more than 20 years, died on May 29 after contracting pneumonia. He was 74. He was born on June 7, 1939, in St. Petersburg, Russia. He went on to study mathematics at Leningrad State University and received bachelor's and master's degrees, as well as a Ph.D. and a Doctor of Science degree, from the scho...

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Juanita Montenegro
Sept. 27, 1919 - June 15, 2014
Redwood City, California
Juanita was born in Leon, Nicaragua and lived in Redwood City for 36 years. She was a devout Catholic and a lady of strong faith. She was generous, kind and charitable; she enjoyed cooking, sewing and gardening. Juanita is survived by two sons, Marcos and Irving; five daughters, Urania Vazquez, Melanie Marin, Rosario McBride and husband Kendall, Sylvia Yeager and husband Mark, and Mercedes M...

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Lynn Morin
Nov. 14, 1922 - June 19, 2014
Palo Alto, California
Lynn Bartha Morin, a longtime resident of Palo Alto, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 19, after suffering from Alzheimer's for several years. She was 91. Lynn is preceded in death by her husband George and their sons, Terrence and Dennis, and her sisters Emma Rawnsley of Arizona and Helen Rosol of Ohio. She is survived by sisters Violet Recktosh and Gail Abersold; daughter Tricia and hu...

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Garry Patterson
June 16, 1934 - May 30, 2014
Redlands, California

Tags: business, veteran

An irreplaceable good husband, brother, father and grandfather, Williams Garrick Patterson, "Garry," died Friday, May 30, 2014, at Kaiser Fontana Medical Center after a brave struggle with acute leukemia. He was a couple of weeks short of 80 years old. Garry was a good, faithful, generous man and cared about his whole family. He always did the right thing, and everything he did, he did well. He wa...

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James Henry Poppy
May 18, 1927 - June 18, 2014
Hailey, Idaho
James Henry Poppy, 87, of Hailey, Idaho, passed away on June 18. He is survived by his four children and nine grandchildren. "Jim" was born on May 18, 1927, in Iron Mountain, Michigan. He attended the University of Michigan where he earned his medical degree in obstetrics and gynecology. Jim married Martha Chandler in 1951, and they lived in Ann Arbor for eight years, where their four children ...

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Donald Joseph Ragno
March 14, 1922 - June 22, 2014
Palo Alto, California
Donald Joseph Ragno passed away peacefully on the morning of June 22 after a brief illness. He was 92. Beloved by family and friends, Don will be deeply missed. Born in Bingham Canyon, Utah, to Gugliemina Robbiano and Giovanni (John) Ragno of Silvano d'Orba, Italy, Don was the youngest of three children. He moved to Oakland with his family at age 1, and later to Palo Alto, graduating from Palo ...

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Lenore Rebecca Richter
Nov. 12, 1917 - June 9, 2014
Palo Alto, California
Lenore Richter, a Palo Alto resident who was a beloved friend of many, died of heart failure at Stanford Hospital on June 9. She was 96. A native of Worcester, Massachusetts, she was an avid gardener and voting registrar who had been active in the Democratic Party. When John F. Kennedy was elected President, she was thrilled to be among those invited to attend the inaugural ball. She grew up...

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Elizabeth Root
Dec. 19, 1932 - May 26, 2014
Menlo Park, California

Tags: teacher/educator

Elizabeth "Bitsie" Root was born in 1932 and raised in Brooklyn, New York, where she attended Froebel Academy and then the Berkeley Institute (now known as the Berkeley-Carroll School). She enjoyed summers on a farm and at a camp in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York. After graduating from Connecticut College, where she majored in Early Childhood Development, she started her career i...

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Juanita "Joyce" Collier Scholpp
Oct. 21, 1935 - June 12, 2014
Palo Alto, California
Dearly beloved Joyce Collier Scholpp passed peacefully in the home she was born in by a midwife in Palo Alto, California, passing on June 12, 2014. Joyce was 78 years old. Her daughter, Susie Scholpp was by her side when she passed under Pathways Hospice care. Joyce was a "native Palo Alto girl," born and raised in Palo Alto all her life. Joyce married Forest Scholpp whom she met at a Stanford ...

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Marylou Taylor
Dec. 26, 1923 - June 5, 2014
Portola Valley, California

Tags: teacher/educator

The Rev. Marylou McClure Taylor died on June 5, 2014, with her daughter and one of her sons by her side. In 1923 she was born to Colonel Lowe Abeel McClure and Mary France McDermott in Oakland, and raised in Los Gatos, the 3rd generation of her family to reside in Northern California. An avid Girl Scout, Marylou had a lifelong love of the outdoors, especially at her beloved Lake Tahoe. She...

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