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Antigone T Bellas
June 14, 1937 - Feb. 11, 2015
Palo Alto, California
Antigone T. Bellas, born June 14, 1937, passed away suddenly Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. Antigone was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Peter and Potoula Theophelis and once married moved to Palo Alto, California, in 1964. Antigone graduated from the University of Michigan in 1959 and started her career as a dental hygienist. She then founded Dentu Temps, a dental temporary personnel agency. Antig...

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Frank E. Gallagher Jr.
March 29, 1915 - Feb. 9, 2015
Palo Alto, California

Tags: veteran, public service

Colonel Frank E. (Ned) Gallagher Jr., USMC ret., passed away Feb. 9, 2015, in the home that he loved surrounded by his family. Ned was born in Watervilet New York, March 29, 1915. He graduated from Brookline High School, Lawrence Academy Prep. and Boston University, where he pursued his interests in business and music. Ned enrolled in the ROTC program and eventually accepted a regular permanent...

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Patricia Romelfanger
Aug. 4, 1932 - Feb. 8, 2015
Menlo Park, California
Pat passed away peacefully at home with her 2 daughters and one of her wonderful caregivers by her side. Pat was born in Scranton, PA. Pat graduated from Boston College and became a nurse. Her love of travel brought her to California where she could enjoy the coastline and Lake Tahoe. The color purple, butterflies, eating lobster, watching movies, listening to music, painting and watching ...

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Ed Wells
Aug. 15, 1923 - Feb. 7, 2015
Portola Valley, California

Tags: public service, business, veteran

Edwin A. Wells Jr. municipal finance consultant, civil engineer, Stanford graduate, Wolrd War II Army veteran, civic volunteer died peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2014, surrounded by family at his home of more than 50 years in Portola Valley, California. He was 91. Born in Palo Alto, California, Ed was the eldest son of Edwin A. Wells Sr. and Mildred In de Betou Thompson Wells. He gra...

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Richard Mateo Delucchi
Sept. 14, 1909 - Feb. 6, 2015
Woodside, California
Richard was born in San Francisco to Italian immigrants and attended school there through age 16. He started his contracting business after learning the trade from his father. He took business and technical courses to assist him in his contracting work. Richard married Blanche Urrere in 1934. On their honeymoon they drove to Susanville in Northern California to bid on a contracting job. He cont...

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Edith Sommer
Dec. 25, 1927 - Feb. 4, 2015
Palo Alto, CA

Tags: teacher/educator, arts/media

Edith was born and raised in Chicago, educated at the University of Illinois, and was married in 1948. She and her husband Simon moved to Palo Alto in 1949 and created a very full life together. They had three boys - Paul, Jon and Jeremy. Edith was many things to many people - artist, teacher, traveler, reader, poet, student, theater-and- ballet-lover, daughter, wife, mother, and dear, dear f...

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Alice Roberts
Nov. 14, 1914 - Feb. 4, 2015
Palo Alto, California
Alice Tallmon Roberts, a 75-year resident of Palo Alto, died Wednesday, Feb. 4. She was 100. A native of Morgan Hill, she was preceded in death by her husband, John F. Roberts Jr. A longtime member of OES, PEO, DAR, Avenidas Art Class and Menlo Park Presbyterian Church and a past member of the Palo Alto First Methodist Church. She was a caregiver over the years to family and friends; loved chil...

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Harry Markowitz
Nov. 26, 1911 - Feb. 3, 2015
Redwood City, California

Tags: teacher/educator, veteran

At rest in Redwood City, California, on Feb. 3, 2015, at the age of 103. Born in Fall River, Massachusetts, on Nov. 26, 1911, to the late Lewis and Deborah Markowitz, Harry was a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, director of music programs in RI and played in the U.S. Army Band during WWII. Harry was preceded in death by his wife Anne and son Laurence. He is survived by his son...

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Greg Nelson
March 27, 1953 - Feb. 2, 2015
Palo Alto, California
Greg Nelson (born Charles Gregory Nelson), a longtime Palo Alto resident, died on Feb. 2, 2015, after a 17-year battle with brain cancer. Greg grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii, where he attended the University Laboratory School. He moved to the mainland to attend college and graduate school. He lived in Juneau, Alaska, for a year before settling permanently in the Bay Area. Greg received his B.A. de...

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Ruth Naomi Sawyer-Clark
March 4, 1922 - Jan. 31, 2015
Palo Alto, California

Tags: business

Ruth Naomi Stockwell Sawyer Clark, a longtime Palo Alto resident, passed away peacefully after a 10-year battle with Alzheimer's. She would have been 93 years old this March. Loving and caring for others was her calling in this life, as she found great joy and happiness as a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Ruth, the eldest of five children, was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota...

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Michael Shaw McClaskey
June 17, 1959 - Jan. 31, 2015
Danville, California
Michael was born and raised in Palo Alto, working his way through Walter Hayes, Jordan and Paly before attending Chico State -- and collecting new friends at each stop. He met Gigi Riker through his sister Julia's sorority at Cal Poly. They fell in love, married, had three children and settled in Danville. As a child in Palo Alto, Michael and his friends joined Little League, played "mud ball" ...

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John Holmgren
Dec. 2, 1923 - Jan. 30, 2015
Menlo Park, California

Tags: business, sports

John Dwight Holmgren passed away peacefully at his home in Menlo Park, California, on Jan. 30, 2015, surrounded by family, at age 91. He was born on Dec. 2, 1923, in Evanston, Illinois, the beloved son of Swedish immigrants Joel and Agnes Holmgren. After his father suffered an untimely death when John was 4 years old, his mother moved with him to Pasadena, California, where close family friends li...

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William Kitchell Creelman
Aug. 5, 1923 - Jan. 29, 2015
Palo Alto, California

Tags: veteran

William Kitchell Creelman passed away at the age of 91 on Jan. 29 surrounded by his loving family. Born Aug. 5, 1923, in Guelph, Ontario, he was an avid tennis player, playing almost every day into his 80s. He lived several years in Kansas before the family moved to La Jolla, where Bill enjoyed ocean swimming and body surfing. He was a second lieutenant in the Merchant Marines in WWII and, as...

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Marvin Morton Wax
April 24, 1923 - Jan. 28, 2015
Palo Alto, California

Tags: arts/media

Marvin Morton Wax, prolific graphic artist-photographer and resident of Palo Alto, California for over 50 years, died after a battle with prostate cancer at his home with family and close friends on Jan. 28 at the age of 91. Born in 1923, Marvin graduated on full scholarship from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City. Marvin leaves behind a legacy of photography,...

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