Nan Blackledge, 91, passed away peacefully on July 14, 2016 at The Sequoias in Portola Valley, California with family by her side.
Katharine Anne “Nan” Bolender was born November 16, 1924, in Los Angeles, California to Louise (Kelly) Bolender and Joseph Bolender. Nan’s grandfather William Kelly was owner and editor of the Palo Alto Times newspaper. Nan graduated from Palo Alto High School...
Gordon David Fink, 50, passed away unexpectedly due to deep vein thrombosis that caused a pulmonary embolism Wednesday, July 13. He was born in Palo Alto to Walter E. and Margaret Fink and graduated from Gunn High School in 1984. He has lived in Granville, Ohio with his family for the past 25 years while working as a mechanical engineer.
In addition to his parents, Gordon is survived by his son...
Former Palo Alto resident Evalyn T. Hutzel, 100, of Medford, Oregon, died July 11, 2016, with her family by her side. She was born in Strathroy, Ontario, Canada, and grew up in Detroit, Michigan. She received bachelor’s and nursing degrees from the University of Michigan and later, in her 60s, earned a master’s degree in health science from San Jose State University.
In 1941, she married J...
Charles M. Packer
April 21, 1930 - July 10, 2016
Emerald Hills, California
Dr. Charles Maurice Packer was born in Colorado Springs, Colo., April 21, 1930, to Charles Bratton Hill and Helen Dorothy Hill. He died July 10, 2016, in Redwood City, Calif.
At a young age, following the passing of his father, Charles was adopted by Austin Packer who had married his mother Helen.
While Dr. Packer was in grade school, the family moved to Burlingame, Calif., where he graduate...
Born Feb. 20, 1920, and danced her last dance July 9, 2016.
Born in Manchester, Connecticut, moved to Palo Alto, California, in 1928 with her Italian immigrant parents Frank and Theresa Posocco.
A resident of Palo Alto for 88 years, spending the last two at Belmont Village in San Jose. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Leon J. Faso. Survived by her children, Marsha Morphew...
Thomas Francis Horan Jr., 55, earned his eternal wings July 2nd at 10:02am in his home surrounded by loved ones. He shared 29 years of marriage with his beloved wife, Melanie Therese Horan.
Born in Evergreen Park, Illinois, Tom Horan was the son of Thomas and Mary Ellen Horan. Formerly of Mountain View, Tom graduated from Saint Francis High School in 1979. He then went on to graduate from Sa...
March 19, 1928 - June 26, 2016
Menlo Park, California
Harvey Slate passed away peacefully on June 26. Following the loss of Barb, his beloved wife of 54 years, just three months prior.
Born in Minneapolis to Margaret (Nathanson) and Morris Slate, he enjoyed shows his cousins performed in their basement and sparked a future career path by selling newspapers on the street corner. Following Morrisâ€™ death, Harvey moved to Tucson, Arizona, as...
Caroline Templin Finch, a longtime Palo Alto resident, passed away June 25, 2016, at the Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford, Oregon.
Caroline, 91, remained active until the end, wearing her pedometer and logging her daily miles until the day before she entered the hospital.
Lighthearted, outgoing and a friend to all, Caroline was also a deeply spiritual person whose life reflected a c...
Elaine Rose Faulstich, 73, died June 25 at Stanford Hospital, of complications following cardiac arrest.
Elaine is survived by her many friends and loved ones, including six siblings, her step-mother Edith, and two children, Amy and David, whom she raised as a single mom.
She was a resident of Menlo Park for over 30 years and was a surgical nurse at Kaiser and Sequoia hospitals in Redwood C...
Patricia Gayle Sangunetti (born Patrica Gayle Eliopoulos) died peacefully at her home on Friday June 24, 2016 in Portola Valley where she was a 51 year resident.
Born 1941 in Daly City, she moved to Portola Valley in 1965.
She is survived by her two sons, Bruce F. Lovazzano Jr. and Gary J. Lovazzano from Woodside and her grandchildren, Kaila, Shae, Niccollo Isabella, and Valentina Lovazzano
1920 - June 21, 2016
Palo Alto, California
Billy Prior, a World War II veteran, who experienced the fury of the Buzz Bombs in London, was in the Battle of Normandy, was one of the first women soldiers to arrive in Paris after its liberation, and who received the Croix de Guerre with Bronze Star, has died.
Prior, who was declared by the Palo Alto Historian as the person who was born in Palo Alto and lived here the longest, was the daught...
Evelyn Stoops, 98, passed away on June 20, 2016 at Sequoia Hospital, Redwood City, CA.
Born to Harold A. and Mary A. Mortola in Sausalito, CA on August 19, 1917, and raised in both San Francisco, CA and Woodside, CA along with her Sister, Sr. Marie Julie (Marcella Mortola) Dominican Order, who preceded Evelyn in death.
Evelyn was a graduate of Notre Dame High School class of 1934 in San ...
George Robert Schumann III, 61, recently diagnosed with stage four lung cancer, died June 20, with his family by his side.
Born in Palo Alto, George grew up in Mountain View, attending local schools and graduating from Los Altos High School in 1972. He learned the construction trade early on, working with Madlem Construction and eventually opening his own company, Westwood Design. Westwood buil...
Karl Fritz Beyer went into the arms of his Maker on June 17, 2016. Born in Houston, Texas, on March 1, 1931 to Elizabeth Ann and Albert Otto Beyer, he grew up in Texas and Kansas with his two younger sisters, Lucinda and Johanna. His earliest memories included a drive through Texas during which his father told him “a great battle is taking place in the air, over an island far away” (the Battle...
Kathryn Werry Childress, one of the oldest living native Palo Altans living in her hometown, passed away in her sleep at Stanford Hospital on June 16 just a few hundred yards from her birthplace. She was 96 years and three months old.
Born in the Hoover Pavilion at Stanford in 1920 to a well-known Palo Alto merchant, Alfred E. Werry and his wife Fredrika, Kathryn graduated from Palo Alto High S...
Eunice D. Haas of Palo Alto was born on Christmas Eve in 1918 in New York City and died on June 15, 2016, at home in Palo Alto.
Eunice was a lifelong lover of reading, writing, theater, dance, music and her devoted family; a book club and writing group member of long standing; and a walking repository of show tune lyrics, literary quotations and time-honored jokes.
She was also a great telle...
May 3, 1955 - June 13, 2016
San Mateo, California
Beloved mother of Sarah and Graham Keyston, caring sister of Linda Bilhorn Holman of Omaha, Nebraska, and devoted daughter of the late James and Virginia Bilhorn.
Lisa was born in St. Louis, Missouri, where she graduated from Principia Upper School. Lisa earned bachelor's degrees in biology and studio art from Principia College in Elsah, Illinois, and a master's in landscape architecture from C...
Noyon Estelle Berg
May 4, 1918 - June 12, 2016
Menlo Park, California
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Noyon Estelle Blanchard Berg
May 4, 1918 â€“ June 12, 2016
On May 4, 1918, Guylan Arthur Blanchard and Edna Gille Blanchard gave birth to their first child and selected a most unique name. An article in The New York Times during World War I reported on an event in "Noyon," a small village near Paris. They selected the name for their child. How appropriate that that name would so reflec...
Joseph S Shakes
April 16, 1935 - June 11, 2016
Palo Alto, California
Joe passed away at age 81 in the presence of his family on June 11, 2016, in Walnut Creek, California. He was a resident of Menlo Park and Palo Alto for over five decades.
Joe was born in Gary, Indiana, to steel workers descended from Lithuanian immigrant coal miners. Joe was the first in his family to attend college, receiving a B.A. in music education from Oberlin College in 1957. During summ...