William Edward McFadden, a longtime resident of Palo Alto, passed away in his home in Grass Valley on Jan. 13, surrounded by family. He was 88.
Bill was born on July 18, 1928, in Lakewood, Ohio. He received a BS degree in mechanical engineering from Antioch College in 1953 and a Master of Science degree from Illinois Institute of Technology in 1955, after which he achieved his dream of becomin...
Marguerite (Peggy) Mortensen passed away in her home at Rooster Ridge in Aromas on Jan. 28. Her tremendous strength of will and love of family portaged her forward through the challenges of cancer, while always remaining positive and kind. Throughout her life, Peggy's calm, compassionate and generous demeanor provided comfort, stability and safe haven to all those she loved. To her last days,...
Arthur Paul Notthoff, Jr., a 62-year resident of Menlo Park, died at home January 26, 2017.
He was born in Oakland, CA, on December 8, 1925, and graduated from UC Berkeley, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Master of Science in electrical engineering.
Art was married to Carroll Whitton Notthoff, whose death preceded his in 1998.
For 35 years, he worked at Dalmo Vic...
Nov. 22, 1942 - Jan. 17, 2017
Palo Alto, California
John James (aka "Jack") O’Reilly, born Nov. 22, 1942, in Waterloo, England, died peacefully on Jan. 17 after a long battle with amyloidosis. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Margaret, daughter Ximena, son Benet, five grandchildren, and his sister, Elizabeth Forbes, of the Isle of Man, and brother, Richard, of Blackpool, England.
Jack attended Ampleforth College and earned...
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...
Jean-Louis Pellegrin, a 53 year resident of Los Altos Hills, died peacefully on January 18, 2017, holding hands with his beloved wife, Gloria. He was 83 years young. He was born 31 October 1933 in Millau, France, and lived in Montpellier, France, before moving to the Bay Area. He received his Electrical Engineering degree from Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland, a Master's ...
Oct. 19, 1955 - Jan. 22, 2017
Mountain View, CA, California
Dale Puumala lived over 30 years in Mountain View, CA with his beloved wife, Ann Marie Puumala (Mrizek).
He worked at Varian Medical Systems in Palo Alto supporting medical oncology products and services for 30 years.
Dale was born on October 19, 1955 in Cloquet, Minnesota. He was the youngest child of Dr. Reino H. Puumala and Dr. Marie Katherine Bepko. He graduated from Cloquet High Schoo...
Shirley Styles, 86, a 54-year resident of Menlo Park and a Clinical Hypnotherapist, died Dec. 29, 2016.
She was born June 14, 1930, in Hebron, Indiana. She moved often around the country with her family as a child and established her home in California after graduating from U.C. Berkeley, where she meet her husband and life partner, James B. Styles.
They settled in Menlo Park in 1962, wher...
Sylvia Jean Agard Van Dyke (nee Adams), longtime resident of Stanford, died on Jan. 8 from heart disease. She was 87.
Sylvia grew up in a small town in war-time England where she excelled at field hockey and tennis, and at one point was offered a spot in a training program at Wimbledon for promising young tennis players. Hard to imagine today, since Sylvia was only 5’2”! Her father owned th...
Walter Powers Weber
March 27, 1927 - Feb. 7, 2017
Palo Alto, California
veteran, teacher/educator, business
Walter passed away peacefully on Feb. 7 in Palo Alto surrounded by his family.
He was born in Chicago, Illinois. After high school, he served in the U.S. Army in WWII. He graduated from Northwestern University with degrees in civil engineering and business.
He enjoyed a successful career in financial management for over 40 years. He was Controller of Bell & Howell in Chicago and reloc...
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...
Renowned violist and educator Bernard Manual Zaslav passed away peacefully of natural causes on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, at his Stanford home. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, on April 7, 1926, and lived a richly creative and rewarding life of 90 years.
He attended Samuel J. Tilden High School and was introduced to string quartet playing there by his Spanish teacher, Sam Levinson. Sam Levin...
May 4, 1950 - Jan. 8, 2017
Elias Zelkha - husband, father, friend, entrepreneur, academic, and Silicon Valley visionary - lived an extraordinary life that began in the city of Tehran in 1950, spanned much of the globe, and was defined by beauty, humor, and thirst for the best life has to offer. He passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2017 in Woodside, Ca. He was 66.
His personal and professional histories were intimately in...