Dec. 26, 1923 - June 5, 2014
Portola Valley, California
The Rev. Marylou McClure Taylor died on June 5, 2014, with her daughter and one of her sons by her side.
In 1923 she was born to Colonel Lowe Abeel McClure and Mary France McDermott in Oakland, and raised in Los Gatos, the 3rd generation of her family to reside in Northern California.
An avid Girl Scout, Marylou had a lifelong love of the outdoors, especially at her beloved Lake Tahoe. She...
Jean W. McFadden passed away unexpectedly on June 5....
Jan. 10, 1917 - June 4, 2014
Palo Alto, California
public service, veteran
Harry died peacefully after a brief illness on June 4, 2014. He was 97 years old and had lived in Palo Alto for 42 years.
Harry was born in Brooklyn, New York. He earned degrees in geology and paleontology from Brooklyn College and Columbia University and worked for several oil companies. Harry also served in the Air Force during WWII. Harry was married to Cecille Anisgard (who died in 2002) fo...
Kirstin Beach Chiasson passed away in Klamath Falls, Oregon, on June 4, 2014, from complications related to breast cancer. She was surrounded by her family and close friends.
Kirstin was born at Stanford Hospital March 11, 1970, and grew up in Palo Alto, attending Palo Alto High School. She earned a bachelor's degree from UC Santa Barbara, a master's degree and CCC-A from San Jose State Univers...
Susan (Suzy) Catherine McGlaughlin Kazul, a caring and compassionate nurse, loving mother, grandmother, wife and loyal friend, passed away peacefully in her home in Palo Alto, California, on Tuesday, June 3, at the age of 73. She was surrounded by her husband, three children and four sisters.
Born on August 5, 1940, Suzy was the second eldest of the seven children of Dr. Nicholas "Doyle" and Ch...
June 16, 1934 - May 30, 2014
An irreplaceable good husband, brother, father and grandfather, Williams Garrick Patterson, "Garry," died Friday, May 30, 2014, at Kaiser Fontana Medical Center after a brave struggle with acute leukemia. He was a couple of weeks short of 80 years old. Garry was a good, faithful, generous man and cared about his whole family. He always did the right thing, and everything he did, he did well. He wa...
Peter's wonderful life came to an end when he passed away in his home on Thursday morning, May 29th, with his two sons Kevin and Kris caring for him.
Peter exemplified what it means to have a positive attitude and a commitment to serving others. It was most apparent through the last 14 months, as he did not miss a family function or opportunity to serve others as he fought pancreatic cancer. Hi...
June 7, 1939 - May 29, 2014
Palo Alto, California
Grigori "Grisha" Mints, a Palo Alto resident and Stanford University philosophy professor for more than 20 years, died on May 29 after contracting pneumonia. He was 74.
He was born on June 7, 1939, in St. Petersburg, Russia. He went on to study mathematics at Leningrad State University and received bachelor's and master's degrees, as well as a Ph.D. and a Doctor of Science degree, from the scho...
Beatriz Garcia, longtime resident of Atherton, passed away peacefully of natural causes at the age of 83 on May 26 at her home in Redwood City surrounded by her family whom she adored.
Born in 1931 in Faial, Azores, Portugal, she moved to Ontario, Canada, in 1957 with her husband, Jose, and began her family. After 10 years of snow-filled winters, she convinced her husband to move to sunny Calif...
Dec. 19, 1932 - May 26, 2014
Menlo Park, California
Elizabeth "Bitsie" Root was born in 1932 and raised in Brooklyn, New York, where she attended Froebel Academy and then the Berkeley Institute (now known as the Berkeley-Carroll School).
She enjoyed summers on a farm and at a camp in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York. After graduating from Connecticut College, where she majored in Early Childhood Development, she started her career i...
Jim Johnson, who is better known as the former stream keeper of San Francisquito Creek, died of a heart attack on May 26th at an ashram in India, where he had gone in pursuit of his spiritual path.
Jim was a native of Minnesota who grew up near Spring Creek and spent his boyhood in the woods and streams of his backyard. After a stint at St. Olaf College, he came to Berkeley for a time in the...
Joan Griffiths, a Palo Alto resident for 63 years, passed away on May 24 following a valiant effort to recover from a stroke. She was 89.
The daughter of the Rev. Paul and Emily Schearrer, Joan was raised in Takoma Park, Maryland, where her father was Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church. A 1946 home economics and honors graduate of Pennsylvania State University, Joan was a member of Kappa A...
Isabel Waters passed away on May 23 at the age of 89 years.
Isabel was briefly survived by her devoted husband of 62 years, Bill Waters, who passed away on June 6, 2014.
She is survived by her children Manson, Dan and Marie (Grady); her grandchildren; great-grandchildren and extended family. She will be remembered by her family and many friends for her sense of humor and practical advice....
John D. Hancock
April 25, 1925 - May 22, 2014
Palo Alto, California
public service, teacher/educator, veteran
John D. Hancock, 89, a Palo Alto resident of almost 60 years, passed away May 22, 2014. After growing up in Los Angeles, he enlisted in the Navy during WWII, trained in aviation electronics in Monterey and served in Hawaii. Educated at Occidental College and University of Southern California, John earned his M.A. and Ed.D at Stanford. He married in 1948 and began his career teaching mathematics at...
Daniel Jerome Murphy, a former resident of Menlo Park, died peacefully in Oberlin, Ohio, on May 21, 2014, at the age of 88.
Jerry, as he was known to his family and friends, was born in San Antonio, Texas, in 1926, the youngest son of Col. Edward A. Murphy and Alice Coughlin Murphy.
After graduating from Monterey High School, in Monterey, California, Jerry attended the U.S. Naval Academy i...
Michael worked in restaurants as a chef. He also worked many years for Donnie Foreman Inc. He is survived by five kids and 15 grandchildren. He was in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War but did not get deployed. He debriefed troops coming home from Vietnam. He received an honorable discharge for his service. He had a big heart and helped anyone he could. R.I.P. Dad I love you....