March 24, 1925 - Oct. 1, 2014
Palo Alto, California
Cecile Pichel, Wife, Mother, Marriage and Family Counselor
Cecile (Cece) Pichel, an Atherton resident for 50 years, died on October 1 at age 89 at VI of Palo Alto. An outgoing, sweet-tempered and tender-hearted lady who everyone adored, Cece remained vital and positive her entire life.
Born in Brooklyn in 1925 and raised in New York, Cece met her husband of 59 years, Julian Pichel, at Penn ...
A longtime resident of Palo Alto, Meg was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was an accomplished painter and professional designer, generous volunteer in the art and school communities, vibrant friend and extraordinary hostess. She passed away peacefully in Napa, California.
Born Margaret Millward Cave in Long Beach, California, to Wayne Bea Cave, an editor of the Los Angeles Times, an...
April 9, 1939 - Oct. 9, 2014
Born in Jamestown, North Dakota, Reuben graduated from the College of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington, and moved to Palo Alto in 1967 where he taught mathematics at Jordan Junior High and Cubberley, Gunn and Paly high schools before retiring in 1995 and moving to Merced. Reuben enjoyed the teachers' parties, playing recreational league sports, his guitar and lots of bridge. He coached golf and e...
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...
Phyllis Van De Mark passed away on Sept. 29. Though she resided in Corte Madera since 2012, her real home of 51 years was Menlo Park.
While living here she worked for SRI, received her master's in chemistry from San Jose State, taught chemistry at West Valley, Ohlone, & San Jose State, volunteered with the Westwind 4-H Riding for the Handicapped Program, helped start and maintain the Menlo Pa...
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...
Born in Cape Neddick, Maine on Oct. 29, 1949, Sarah Atwood Henderson Wiehe died from a heart attack on Oct. 20, 2014, while at her home in Palo Alto. Sarah was the daughter of artist and musician Elyot Henderson and community volunteer Sydney Elliot Henderson, and was raised with her elder brother Peter and younger sister Anne at their family's farmhouse in Cape Neddick, Maine. Sarah graduated wit...