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Genevieve Gilbert
Sept. 17, 1921 - July 13, 2014
Palo Alto, California

Tags: teacher/educator

Genevieve Stewart Gilbert died on July 13, 2014, at Topanga Park Assisted Living in Canoga Park, under the care of Faith and Hope Hospice, after a long illness. Prior to that she was a longtime resident of Palo Alto, California. She was born in 1921 in St. Louis, Missouri, and attended Beaumont High School, Harris Teachers College, and Washington University. While at Washington University she m...

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Frances Peace Kearton
April 24, 1920 - July 12, 2014
Menlo Park, California
Frances Peace Kearton April 24, 1920 – July 12, 2014 Fran passed away peacefully after a brief illness. A resident of Menlo Park, California, she was a true Southern belle, born and raised in Georgia, yet driven to be an artiste. After working as a John Robert Powers model, she went on to perform in the early days of live broadcast television. She and co-star Dick Van Dyke wrote copy,...

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Helen Virginia Smith
Oct. 18, 1921 - July 12, 2014
Palo Alto, California

Tags: teacher/educator

Helen Virginia Smith, who lived in Palo Alto 60 years and served as president of the Palo Alto Art Club (now the Pacific Art League), died suddenly Saturday, July 12. She was 92. Friends knew her as a teacher, painter, actress, gourmet cook, arts patron and as a warm and caring friend with a sharp Southern wit, dignified bearing and a sympathetic ear. Born Helen Rising on Oct. 18, 1921, in C...

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Mary Louise Riviello
Nov. 1, 1933 - July 10, 2014
Menlo Park, California
MENLO PARK, CA – Mary Louise Franceschini Riviello, 80, passed away July 10, 2014, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Mary was born November 1, 1933, in Stanford, CA, to Margaret Fabbro Franceschini and Angelo Franceschini. She graduated from Notre Dame de Namur High School in Belmont, California, and attended Notre Dame de Namur College in Belmont, California. Mary was devoted to the Cath...

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Betty Jean Danford Lockfeld
Aug. 31, 1931 - July 8, 2014
Palo Alto, California
Wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, "BJ" was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2000. On July 8, 2014, the disease overtook her at her home in Palo Alto, in the arms of her loving husband. The second of three daughters, BJ was born in the small town of Bolivia, North Carolina, on August 31, 1931, to Early and Blanche Danford. She married her second husband, Frank Lockfeld, in...

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Edward Samuel Arnold Jr.
April 3, 1918 - July 6, 2014
Palo Alto, California

Tags: public service

A memorial service has been scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 30, for Edward Samuel Arnold Jr., a longtime stockbroker who served on the Palo Alto City Council for a decade during the city's politically tumultuous 1960s, when divisive growth issues dominated community politics. Arnold, known as "Ed" to friends and the community, died July 6 following a period of declining health. He served on the co...

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Nancy Eleanor Bregstein
Oct. 11, 1922 - July 2, 2014
Santa Clara, California

Tags: arts/media

Nancy Eleanor Frank Bregstein, born October 11, 1922 in Los Angeles, California, to Juliette G. and Lawrence P. Frank, died amongst family on July 2, 2014, in Palo Alto, where she has lived since 2008. She was briefly married to Producer Earnest H. Martin, followed by her lifelong partner, Herbert L. Bregstein, distributor of foreign films. Just marvelous—Nancy was as classy as they come. A fun...

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Catherine Hovland
Dec. 13, 1925 - June 30, 2014
Meridian, Idaho
Catherine "Cathy" Jean Hovland passed away June 30, 2014, in Meridian, Idaho, at the age of 88. With her passing, the Stanford Cardinal and San Francisco 49ers football teams lost one of their biggest fans. Cathy was born December 13, 1925, in Larimore, North Dakota, where she graduated from Larimore High School. She was the only child of Harold and Emma Steedsman (nee Brown). Cathy was an exce...

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Alan Forrest Culbertson
Sept. 11, 1924 - June 30, 2014
Woodside, California

Tags: public service, veteran

On June 30 2014 Alan F. Culbertson peacefully passed away at the age of 89 at his home of 45 years in Woodside, California. Alan was born to Leo and Talitha Culbertson in Evansville Indiana on September 11, 1924. He leaves behind his wife of 63 years Patricia Culbertson a daughter Julie See of Hoonah, Alaska and son Philip and daughter in-law Carolina of Sunnyvale, California. Four granddaug...

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Philip C. Williams
Sept. 30, 1931 - June 26, 2014
Menlo Park, California

Tags: veteran

Phil Williams, influential University Architect & Director of Planning at Stanford University, died unexpectedly June 26. From 1975 to 1992 he set his imprint on the campus with architectural guidelines affecting over 35 major buildings and open spaces, and oversaw two General Use Plan updates. Phil cared deeply for historic preservation of the venerable campus and the essence of the 1880s ...

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Catherine Latimer
Aug. 5, 1923 - June 25, 2014
Atherton, California
Catherine Rees Latimer was born and raised in Seattle. She resided in California for the last 55 years. She passed in her sleep Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at the age of 90. She is survived by her daughters Leanne Latimer Troy, Tara Latimer Brock and four grandchildren -- Matthew, Malia, Cortney, and Chelsea. Please sign Catherine's online Guestbook at www.Legacy.com....

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Toni Conrad
Oct. 9, 1922 - June 23, 2014
Palo Alto & Gilroy, California

Tags: teacher/educator

Antoinette (Toni) Conrad, longtime resident of the San Francisco Bay Area, passed away June 23, 2014, at age 91. She grew up in the San Jose area on prune and apricot orchards owned by her parents Joseph Gattuccio and Dora D'anna Gattuccio, both immigrants from Sicily. She graduated from Los Gatos High School in 1940 and then earned a nursing degree from San Jose State and a master's in Public Hea...

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Robert Bruce Jones
1929 - June 23, 2014
El Dorado Hills, California
Born in humble Rigby Idaho in 1929, Dr. Robert Bruce Jones (affectionately known as Bruce) was raised in Provo, Utah, by a single mother (Louise Williams Jones), and died peacefully at home in EI Dorado Hills, CA, surrounded by loving family members on June 23, 2014. In between, he spent over 40 wonderful years in Woodside, CA. Dr. Jones was many things to many people. He was a veteran of the K...

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Donald Joseph Ragno
March 14, 1922 - June 22, 2014
Palo Alto, California
Donald Joseph Ragno passed away peacefully on the morning of June 22 after a brief illness. He was 92. Beloved by family and friends, Don will be deeply missed. Born in Bingham Canyon, Utah, to Gugliemina Robbiano and Giovanni (John) Ragno of Silvano d'Orba, Italy, Don was the youngest of three children. He moved to Oakland with his family at age 1, and later to Palo Alto, graduating from Palo ...

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Robert DeVries
April 14, 1930 - June 21, 2014
Palo Alto, California

Tags: veteran

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. -Elbert Hubbard An extraordinary man and designer Bob DeVries died peacefully at the age of 84 on Saturday, June 21, 2014. Bob was the son of the businessman William and Elsie DeVries. He was born in Spokane, Washington, and while losing his mother at an early age, Bob found his first l...

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Elva Marcella Cinquini
June 4, 1924 - June 20, 2014
Rocklin, California
Preceded in death by her husband, Harold Cinquini. Elva leaves behind three children: Steven Cinquini and wife, RoeAnn of Reno, Nevada; Debbie Gragg and husband Randy of Penryn, California; and Danny Cinquini and wife Jennifer of Livermore, California. Nine grandchildren: Emily Cortez and husband Joe, Michael Cinquini, Ricky Gragg, Jessica Cinquini and Megan Cinquini, Erin Jordan, Korri Breeze and...

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Lynn Morin
Nov. 14, 1922 - June 19, 2014
Palo Alto, California
Lynn Bartha Morin, a longtime resident of Palo Alto, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 19, after suffering from Alzheimer's for several years. She was 91. Lynn is preceded in death by her husband George and their sons, Terrence and Dennis, and her sisters Emma Rawnsley of Arizona and Helen Rosol of Ohio. She is survived by sisters Violet Recktosh and Gail Abersold; daughter Tricia and hu...

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Cummings G. Walker
March 22, 1941 - June 19, 2014
San Jose, California

Tags: business, arts/media

Cummings -- just a little "snick" of a guy at birth, according to his father -- was born in Palo Alto to John "Jack" Ingraham Walker and Ann Morse Walker in 1941. He was joined two years later by sister Evann. He attended Terman Junior High and Palo Alto High schools, making good friends that he held dear throughout his life. In addition to skipping a grade due to scholastic achievement, his child...

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