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Dandridge M. Gray
May 20, 1920 - Feb. 25, 2014
Portola Valley, California

Tags: veteran

Dandridge M. (Dan) Gray, longtime resident of Ladera in Portola Valley, Calif., died on Feb. 25, 2014, at the age of 93. He is survived by Joan, his wife of nearly 66 years; eldest son John and his wife Georgette, of Verdi, Calif.; daughter Allison, her husband Ron Cox of Pleasanton, Calif., and their children Steven, Meghan and Kendalyn; nephew Gordon Gray, his wife Janet and their family of Rich...

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Herbert Greenman
Dec. 31, 1946 - March 9, 2014
Palo Alto, California
Herbert A. Greenman, a Palo Alto resident and electrical engineer, died March 9 of pancreatic cancer. He was 67. Greenman was born in Chicago in l946. He was the son of the late Albert and Mary (Geller) Greenman. Greenman received a degree in physics from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and a masterís in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois, Champaign, Ill. He start...

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Roy Jefferson Grimley Jr.
July 31, 1927 - Feb. 23, 2014
Fort Mohave, Arizona

Tags: business, veteran

Former Palo Alto resident Roy Jefferson Grimley Jr., 86, who retired to Fort Mohave, Ariz., died at home on Feb. 23, 2014, with his wife by his side and their cats nearby. Roy was born July 31, 1927, in Paterson, N.J., to the late Roy Jefferson Grimley Sr. and Marion Elizabeth Frank Grimley of Ridgewood, N.J. He graduated from Ridgewood High School in 1945. Roy was drafted into the Army of t...

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Bertram Sibley Harper
Oct. 5, 1919 - March 8, 2014
Palo Alto, California

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Bertram Sibley Harper passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014, after a long battle with cancer at the Veteran Affairs Hospice unit in Palo Alto. He was 94. He is preceded in death by his daughter Sandra Harper Leep and his granddaughter Cammie Gaylord. After receiving an honorable discharge from the Army in WWII, he found employment as a psychiatric aide at the VA Hospital in Menlo Park and later b...

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Frances Hogan
Jan. 15, 1928 - March 31, 2014
Palo Alto, California
Frances B. Hogan passed away peacefully on Monday, March 31, 2014, surrounded by her loving family and caregivers at her longtime home in Palo Alto. Born Jan. 15, 1928, in Portland, Ore., to John and Martha Beckwith, Fran spent her childhood years in the Portland area. In the late 1930s, the Beckwith family built a vacation cabin in central Oregon which soon became Fran's favorite place on ear...

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Carol Stewart Hyde
June 16, 1960 - April 2, 2014
Palo Alto, California
Carol Stewart Hyde, 53, died of a tragic fall while hiking with her family in Sedona, Ariz., on April 2. Despite the heroic efforts of witnesses, first responders and the trauma unit at Flagstaff Medical Center, where she had been transported by ambulance, Carol succumbed to her extensive injuries several hours after the accident occurred. Born and raised in Palo Alto, Carol graduated from Cubb...

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Setsuko Takahashi Ishiyama
March 20, 1918 - March 15, 2014
Palo Alto, California
Setsuko Ishiyama, a gracious and beloved member of the Palo Alto community for 62 years, passed away in her home on March 15, surrounded by her family. Setsu, as she was known to all, was 95. The daughter of Torao and Natsu Takahashi, Setsu was born in Los Angeles and grew up on Terminal Island, where her father was captain of a tuna fishing boat. After graduating from San Pedro High School, Se...

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Christopher Lionel James Sr.
Feb. 23, 1967 - March 23, 2014
East Palo Alto, California
Christopher Lionel James Sr. was born on February 23, 1967, in San Francisco, Calif., to LeGatha King. The younger of two siblings, Christopher, who was lovingly known as Charley Rigby, was raised in San Francisco and South San Francisco. He attended Cleveland, Bret Harte and West Borough Elementary and Junior High Schools. He graduated from Lincoln High School in 1984. Needless to say, he was a d...

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Lawrence W. Johnson
Aug. 14, 1924 - March 22, 2014
Los Altos, California

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Lawrence Johnson, a Hewlett-Packard materials engineer, has died at age 89. He died on March 22, at peace in his home in Los Altos, with his children at his side, surrounded by the jazz music he loved. Larry was born in 1924 and grew up in Washington, D.C., son of Aaron G. Johnson, a Department of Agriculture cereal crops scientist and Ruth M. (Westcott) Johnson, a studied pianist and loving ho...

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Florence Eugenie Kashian
Aug. 13, 1918 - March 23, 2014
Menlo Park, California
Florence Eugenie Megerdichian Kashian, a 45 year resident of Menlo Park, passed away on March 23, at the age of 95. The daughter of Armenian immigrants, Florence was born in Boston, Massachusetts, as the older of two children, and grew up in Braintree and Cambridge. She studied voice and piano at the New England Conservatory in Boston, which led to a life filled with music and performance. She...

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Warren Jack Kidder
July 18, 1935 - April 6, 2014
Grass Valley, California

Tags: business

Warren Jack Kidder, 75, sadly has passed on April 6 of this year. He was born July 18, 1935, in Palo Alto and attended Mayfield School, Jordan Jr. High and Palo Alto High Schools. "Jack" was employed by the County of San Mateo as a draftsman for 12 years before he became part owner with Elmer Berliner, changing the name of the business to Berliner, Kidder and bringing in Stan Tish many years later...

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Paul Steven Lucas
May 22, 1953 - March 6, 2014
Oakland, California

Tags: public service, sports, business, arts/media

Paul Steven Lucas was born May 22, 1953 and passed away on March 6, 2014 at the age of 60. Paul lived in both San Francisco and Oakland; he often worshiped at the Church of Christ in San Francisco. He is preceded in death by his father Dr. Leroy Lucas and his beloved sister Laurie Beth Lucas. Paul was born in Washington D.C. When Paul was a young boy, Dr. Lucas moved the family from Missis...

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Peter Lucy
March 11, 1950 - March 13, 2014
Los Altos, California

Tags: public service

Peter Lucy, a psychiatrist in Mountain View and a third-generation Palo Altan, died on March 13 in Mountain View after a two-year battle with colon cancer. He was 64. He was born on March 11, 1950 and was raised in a house built in 1910 by his great-uncle on Homer Avenue in Palo Alto. Late in life, he intended to turn the home into the office of the Linda Haskell House, named for his late wife,...

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Dorothy Marshall
Aug. 8, 1916 - Feb. 23, 2014
Los Altos, California
Dorothy Marshall, age 97, passed away peacefully on Feb. 23, 2014 in Los Altos. Born in Great Falls, Mont. on Aug. 8, 1916, to Edith and Ralph Hardesty, she was the eldest of seven children (Jack, Gwen, Ada, Phyllis, Harvey and Gerald). Dorothy moved when she was four from Great Falls, where her family lived on a large sheep ranch, to Bozeman, Mont., and then to Washington State. After marrying an...

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Leta Skaug Miller
Sept. 30, 1923 - April 9, 2014
Palo Alto, Calif., California

Tags: public service

Leta Skaug Miller, a resident of Palo Alto, passed away at Stanford Hospital on April 9, 2014, with many of her family at her bedside. She was born on Sept. 30, 1923, in Fargo, N.D., the second of three sisters. She spent her childhood and young adulthood in Rio Linda, Calif., at that time a small farm town, near Sacramento. She married her childhood sweetheart, James. W. Skaug, on Nov. 14, 1942,...

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Jeanne Marie Murphy
July 11, 1929 - March 1, 2014
San Rafael, California
Our most amazing Mom passed away peacefully on March 1, 2014. A native San Franciscan and bon vivant, she left us with vivid memories of her long life. A graduate of Presentation High School and a registered nurse, she dedicated 35 years of service at Stanford Hospital. Mom to Patsy, Brian, Duffy George and Brendan - and Gram to Zach and Arielle - she led a life rich with family celebrations that ...

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