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Patricia Armstrong Watkins
Oct. 12, 1944 - March 18, 2016
Menlo Park, California

Tags: teacher/educator, public service

Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, she moved to San Francisco's Bayview Hunters Point in 1945. She married Ocie Watkins in 1967 and their family settled in Menlo Park's Belle Haven community in 1968. She was a retired employee of Bank of America, American Express and a dedicated genealogist and family historian. She also served on the Parks and Recreation Commission for Menlo Park from 2001-2009....

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Michael James Fink
Jan. 19, 1954 - March 17, 2016
San Carlos, California

Tags: teacher/educator, sports, public service

Michael James Fink received his angel wings and entered into heaven on March 17, 2016. He was at home, surrounded by his family. Mike was 62 and had battled with an extremely rare cancer for two years. He is predeceased by his inspirational father, Donald James Fink, and survived by his loving wife, Adrienne Dematteis Fink, their two amazing sons Brandon Joseph and Justin Michael, and his lo...

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Bill Lusebrink
March 20, 1929 - March 17, 2016
Davis, California
Bill was born to Gus and Engra (Smith) Lusebrink in Walnut Creek, California. Along with his older brother, Ted, and his younger sister, Barbara, Bill spent his childhood in Walnut Creek and later Long Beach, returning to Walnut Creek as a teenager. He graduated from Acalanes Union High School in 1947. After graduating from the University of Nevada at Reno with a B.S. in chemistry in 1951, Bill...

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H Langdon Hilleary
Feb. 13, 1920 - March 11, 2016
Portola Valley, California
Lang Hilleary, beloved and respected husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend, died on March 11th at The Sequoias Portola Valley, where he was a resident for 18 years. He was noted for his calm and modest demeanor as well as his practical and sharp financial mind that served him well as a student at Stanford (BA & MBA), manager at Chevron (35 years) and his many volunteer ro...

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Robert Pernell Huff
Aug. 28, 1926 - March 7, 2016
Stanford, California
Robert Pernell Huff, Stanford University's first director of financial aid, died March 7, 2016, in Palo Alto, California, after a short battle with cancer. He was 89 years old. Robert was born in Santa Barbara, California, in August 1926. After completing his first year of college at Santa Barbara State College, he transferred to Stanford in 1944. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in September ...

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Sharon Lynne Bishop
Feb. 17, 1943 - March 7, 2016
Mountain View, California
Sharon Lynne (Casey) Bishop of Mountain View, CA passed away peacefully at El Camino Hospital on March 7, 2016 at the age of 73 with her loving family by her side. She bravely battled Multiple Myeloma for several years, amazing her doctors with how well she tolerated treatment and always with a smile. She was born February 17, 1943 in San Francisco to Howard Francis Casey and Ardella Dorothy (M...

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Robert O'Neil
Feb. 23, 1924 - March 5, 2016
Woodside, California
ROBERT FRANCIS O'NEIL ("Boots") February 23, 1924 – March 5, 2016. Bob passed away quietly in his home in Woodside. He is now reunited with his beloved parents, Fred and Alice, his adoring sister Pat Yates and his namesake nephew Bob Yates. A native of San Mateo, he attended St. Matthew Catholic School, which was the foundation for a lifetime of devotion to the Catholic faith. He late...

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John Allen
June 6, 1947 - March 5, 2016
Palo Alto, California
John Allen, 68, died peacefully at home on March 5, 2016. He was born in Oakland, to Richard Allen, a general surgeon at Stanford, and Elma Robinson Allen, a teacher. He spent his childhood in Palo Alto and Woodside with his family. High school was in Zuoz, Switzerland, where he learned to love sports and developed his wicked sense of humor. He graduated in economics and speech and drama from Stan...

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Raymond Paul Meyer, Jr
Feb. 12, 1941 - March 4, 2016
Bethel Island, California

Tags: business

Raymond Paul Meyer, Jr. passed away on March 4, 2016. He will be remembered as a passionate, strong-willed man who loved traveling, reading, and the finer things in life. He was a collector of things big and small, including cars, books, and stamps. He was happiest when surrounded by family and friends. Ray was preceded in death by his parents Raymond Paul Meyer I and Dorothy Meyer of Los Altos....

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Warren Martin Jensen
1923 - March 4, 2016
Concord, California

Tags: teacher/educator

JENSEN, Warren Martin, born in San Francisco, California, passed away on March 4th, 2016, at the age of 92. He graduated from Francis Scott Key Elementary and Polytechnic High School, Class of Spring ’41. Warren enlisted at the beginning of WWII in the Army’s Field Artillery and participated from the Normandy Invasion to the meeting with the Russians at the Elbe River in Germany, obtain...

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Harvey Jesse Friedland
June 17, 1922 - March 3, 2016
Menlo Park, California
Harvey Jesse Friedland, of Menlo Park, passed away on March 3, 2016 at the grand age of 93 to the sorrow of his family and friends. He was born in Milwaukee, one of three children. He grew up in Milwaukee and attended the University of Wisconsin, earning a degree in Mechanical Engineering. After meeting and marrying Charlene Feingold of Chicago and serving in the U.S. Army during WWII, Harv...

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Frances Noraellen Cox
Oct. 15, 1919 - March 1, 2016
Portola Valley, California

Tags: teacher/educator

Frances Noraellen Cox, a longtime resident of Portola Valley, died Tuesday, March 1, 2016, in Palo Alto at Webster House. Frances was born in 1919 in Goodyear, Arizona, where her father worked for the Interior Department in Indian Affairs. Her childhood was spent in the open spaces of Arizona. She grew up confident and fearless. She attended Arizona State University, CSU San Francisco, Sant...

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Carolyn Moore Frake
June 15, 1930 - March 1, 2016
Palo Alto, California
Carolyn M. Frake, age 85, of Palo Alto, died peacefully on March 1, 2016, surrounded by family at the home of her son, Scott Frake. She was born in Marshfield (now Coos Bay), Oregon, on June 15, 1930, the second child of John S. and Beatrice F. Moore. Carolyn grew up in Piedmont, California, and graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in philosophy in 1952. She received her master's d...

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William Wiegand
June 11, 1928 - Feb. 29, 2016
Menlo Park, California

Tags: teacher/educator

William Wiegand, 87, died at Stanford Hospital on Feb. 29, 2016. A longtime resident of Menlo Park, California, with his wife Cary Stone, Bill Wiegand retired from the creative writing faculty of San Francisco State University in 1992. His first novel, "At Last, Mr. Tolliver," won the Mary Robert's Rinehart contest while he was still a student at University of Michigan. He remained there as a teac...

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David Archelaus Crump
Aug. 15, 1927 - Feb. 29, 2016
Palo Alto, California
David Archelaus Crump died on Feb. 29, 2016, surrounded by family and friends after a brief illness. He was 88. Beloved of so many people he touched in his life and work, David created community wherever he went. An Episcopal priest and marriage and family counselor, he is renowned as the founder of The Essential Experience Workshop (EE), helping people create a richer relationship with self and o...

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Lynda Joyce Steele
April 5, 1948 - Feb. 28, 2016
Moss Beach, California

Tags: public service

Lynda Joyce Steele, a longtime resident of San Mateo County, died unexpectedly on Feb. 29 after a brief illness due to complications from a serious respiratory infection. She is survived by relatives and friends in the U.K. and the U.S. and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Lynda was born in Kent, England, on April 5, 1948, the only child of Joyce (nee Westrop) and Bob Steel...

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June Frances Zwierlein
June 15, 1920 - Feb. 28, 2016
Palo Alto, California
June is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 74 years, Edmund Zwierlein. June had a strong love for her family and was very proud to say she was the matriarch of five living generations. June will be remembered by her two daughters, Gail Miller and Joan Perrequet. Grandchildren: Kim Monack, Joanne Keenom, Roy Perruquet and Kara Schumacher. Great-grandchildren: Frank Monack, Tommy Monac...

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