FITZGIBBONS – Jacqueline Ione (Jackie) of Palo Alto, died peacefully on Jan. 5, surrounded by her loving family. Wife of the late James W. Fitzgibbons, devoted mother of Sharon Reeves of San Ramon, Kathleen Dettman and her husband David of Ben Lomond, Janice Zatarain and her husband Ernesto of San Carlos, Diane Romero and her husband Edward of San Jose. Adored grandmother of Shawna, Kaila, Megan, ...
Dr. Roger Marsh Wagner, M.D., beloved physician in the Stanford medical community for over 50 years, died Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Sequoia Hospital.
He was 83 years old. Born and raised in South Pasadena, California, he moved to Northern California and graduated from Stanford in 1952. He then began his medical education and career at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School.
A consummate gentleman to the end, Ed Seipp died quietly on January 3 at the Vi in Palo Alto. He was 95.
Ed was born to Edwin and Ella (Uihlein) Seipp in Chicago, Illinois. He and his sister Pauline were raised in Chicago and spent their summers at the family's country home in Barrington, Illinois. He attended the Latin School of Chicago and graduated from Princeton University in 1940 with a d...
1911 - Dec. 27, 2013
Sidney Raffel, MD, ScD, former chair of Stanford’s Department of Medical Microbiology — now the Department of Microbiology and Immunology — died at his home on the Stanford campus on Dec. 27. He was 102.
Warmly remembered as a pioneering immunologist, an even-handed administrator, beloved family man and, in his later years, an artist whose numerous paintings decorated the walls of his house, Ra...
June 2, 1933 - Dec. 25, 2013
Menlo Park, California
Born in Grand Rapids, Mich., to Frank and Helen Hastings Hay, Walt died peacefully Dec. 25, 2013, at his home in Menlo Park surrounded by his loving family. He was 80 years old and succumbed to cancer.
Walt is survived by his wife Nancy Lane Hay, son Stephen (Yolanda) Hay, daughters, Laura (Scott) Bridge and Margot (Baylor) Capers, and step-children Darragh, Kevin (Tricia), Jeff (Alicia), and...
Joel Daniel Kazarian went to be with the Lord on Christmas Eve in San Jose, CA, 14 months after he was diagnosed with cancer. Joel was born in 1958 in Hawthorne, CA, and was raised in Palos Verdes. He went to college at UC Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz, graduating with a double major in Physics and Economics. He spent most of his adult life in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties, working in a varie...
Raul Tamayo Sr
July 15, 1935 - Dec. 22, 2013
Redwood City, California
Raul Tamayo Sr. died Dec. 22 in Redwood City surrounded by his family. He was 78. He was born in San Francisco on July 15, 1935, where he attended Balboa High School. He served in the U.S. Army as a sharpshooter. After being honorably discharged, he worked as a longshoreman for 35 years. He married Lucy in 1961 and moved his family to Redwood City in 1969 and remained the rest of his life investin...
Darlene Hightower, age 83, passed peacefully at home on Dec. 17 with her family at her side. She was born in Minnesota and eventually moved to Palo Alto where she lived the majority of her life and raised her children with her husband William.
Darlene will always be remembered for her love and steadfast support of her family as well as her adventurous spirit, having traveled many miles by camp...
Leland C. Smith
Aug. 6, 1925 - Dec. 17, 2013
Palo Alto, California
teacher/educator, arts/media, veteran
Leland Clayton Smith, Professor Emeritus of Music at Stanford University, composer and performer died at home Dec. 17, 2013. Leland was born Aug. 6, 1925, in Oakland, California, to Jeannette and Vigo Smith.
Leland began his serious study of music at the age of 11. At age 15, he became a student of composer Darius Milhaud, studying counterpoint, orchestration, and composition. He joined the Mus...
Aug. 21, 1921 - Dec. 14, 2013
Palo Alto, California
Frank Lobdell, a notable Bay Area abstract expressionist artist and former Stanford University professor, died on Dec. 14 in Palo Alto. He was 92.
He was well-known locally, nationally and internationally for his abstract paintings, drawings and lithographs. His work has been displayed at museums from the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford, the M. H. de Young Memorial Mu...
Darby William Fuerst
December 12, 1949 – December 9, 2013
PACIFIC GROVE -- Darby William Fuerst, long-time Menlo-Atherton resident, died at the age of 63, Monday morning, on December 9, 2013, ending his struggle with cancer.
Darby was born in San Francisco on December 12, 1949, the fifth of six children, followed closely by his twin brother, Rory.
Darby and his wife of 34 years, Andrea...
April 18, 1930 - Dec. 9, 2013
public service, sports, business, veteran
Herman was born on April 18, 1930, at San Francisco Children’s Hospital (later CPMC) to Eleanor and Herman Christensen Sr. The family moved to San Mateo Park, where he attended San Mateo Park School and San Mateo High School, Class of 1947.
Following high school, Herman made the bold move to travel across the country to attend Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH. He was an active member of the B...
Sarah Kathryn “Kate” Yang passed away on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, in Santa Rosa, Calif., after a five-year battle with breast cancer.
A resident of Palo Alto for over 25 years, Kate was born on April 7, 1976, daughter of Harold and Georgia Yang, and grew up in Palo Alto.
She attended Duveneck, JLS, and Palo Alto High School where she was a member of the Madrigal Singers, Mock Trial and named a Nat...
Jan. 12, 1917 - Dec. 6, 2013
Portola Valley, California
John M. Donegan died on December 6, 2013, at age 96, in his residence at The Sequoias, in Portola Valley, California.
John was born on January 12, 1917, in Algona, Iowa, to John Howell Donegan and Welcome Mae (Johnston) Donegan.
After spending his early childhood in Iowa, his family moved to Phoenix, Arizona, in the 1920s, where his father worked for Southern Pacific railroad as a switchm...