ATHERTON, CA - Our beloved Shahriar Rahimzadeh, aged 32, son, brother, nephew, cousin, and loyal friend to many, departed this world on the afternoon of Wednesday, July 23, 2014, after being struck by a vehicle as he was walking home.
While Shahriar's life would seem too short, those who knew him are trying to accept that the quality of his existence far exceeded the quantity of time in which h...
Jan. 21, 1923 - Aug. 23, 2014
Palo Alto, California
Bernie Roth was born to Kalman and Miriam Roth in Brooklyn, New York. Bernie was 91 years old. He married his high school sweetheart, Toby Gartman, and they had a wonderful life together for 70 years. She preceded him in death two years ago.
Bernie served in WWII in the Army/Air Force, with the 447 squadron in a B-17 as a bombardier, and flew 80 missions. Upon his return from the war, he manage...
Robert T. Schimke
Oct. 25, 1932 - Sept. 6, 2014
Palo Alto, California
public service, teacher/educator, arts/media, veteran
Robert Tod Schimke, Professor of Biology, Emeritus, at Stanford University, died on Sept. 6, 2014, at age 81, following several months of declining health. Born in Spokane, Washington, he received A.B. and M.D. degrees from Stanford University, followed by residency training for two years at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He served in the Public Health Service at the National Institutes of He...
Ruth Budlong Sothern passed away peacefully on Aug. 6, 2014, at the age of 96 in Palo Alto.
Ruth was born March 5, 1918, to Wanton Sweet Budlong and Elka Garling Budlong in the Town of Colonie, New York.
She graduated from Nott Terrace High School, June 23, 1936. After one year at Russell Sage College from 1936 to 37, she was forced to leave due to the death of her mother. She graduated from...
Cort Van Rensselaer, 90, passed away peacefully on August 22 after battling prostate cancer for many years. He was our beloved father and grandfather and spent his last few weeks surrounded by family and close friends.
Cort is survived by his children Steve Van Rensselaer (Judy), Amy Scrivner (Dan) and Rick Van Rensselaer (Missi), and his grandchildren, Eric and Matthew Van Rensselaer, Karen an...
James Charles Vaughan, 79, died unexpectedly but peacefully during his sleep Aug. 14, 2014 in Santa Rosa, California, after many years coping with multiple sclerosis and confined to an electric wheelchair.
Jim Vaughan was born March 30, 1935, in Utica, New York to James Baker Vaughan and Marianna Le Richeux and received his engineering degree from Cornell University in 1959.
Jim lived with h...
Dr. Fernando Vescia, dear husband, father, grandfather and treasured friend, passed away at his Palo Alto home on Sept. 2, 2014, at the age of 87.
Fernando was deeply loved by his family, who were with him when he died. During his long life, Fernando was always fascinated by history and had a prodigious memory for dates and details; he loved the written word, Leonardo Da Vinci, and the fragran...