Feb. 27, 1923 - Nov. 30, 2015
Palo Alto, California
Laetitia Bird (née Schmidt) died peacefully on 30 November 2015. She was 92 years old and a 52-year resident of Palo Alto. She led an event-filled life until five years ago when her health and strength began to fail. For 17 years (1994-2011) she was a hard-working, dedicated volunteer for Friends of the Palo Alto Library, and a vivacious, skilled, daily conversationalist at the coffee shop in th...
Helen Mary Lester Elliott Bracewell, longtime resident of Stanford, latterly resident of Sunny View Manor, Cupertino, died Nov. 28 at El Camino Hospital, following surgery. She was 84.
Helen was born in Sydney, Australia, on July 7, 1931. Her father, Roland Oliver Elliott, was sheriff of New South Wales; her mother Molly (Thurgate) Elliott had a business designing and making children's clothes ...
Dr. George Hollister Hogle, humanitarian, mentor and Jungian analyst, was born in Salt Lake City to Mary Copley and James A. Hogle on April 10, 1915, the youngest of three children. He lived 100 years of a fully engaged life and passed away peacefully at his home in Woodside on Nov. 28, 2015, with his wife at his side and family nearby.
A fifty year resident of Woodside, George was honored by t...
William C. Doyle, a Palo Alto resident and former Lockheed vice president who innovated in the field of electronic warfare, passed away on Nov. 27 from lung cancer complications. He was 86.
Bill was born Jan. 19, 1929, in Utica, New York, and raised in the gritty small towns of Forestport, Vernon and Vernon Center. A fine baseball and basketball player, and a dedicated student, he won a Navy RO...
Jean Van Rensselaer Chandler Trotter of Menlo Park, California, and Sun City West, Arizona, died peacefully on November 26, with her daughter by her side.
Mrs. Trotter, 97, was a World War II veteran, researcher, local volunteer, poet and artist.
She grew up in Norwalk, Connecticut, and attended Wellesley College, class of 1941. Upon graduation, she joined the Navy’s first class of WA...
John R Boice
July 3, 1924 - Nov. 25, 2015
Portola Valley, California
public service, teacher/educator, veteran
John Richard Boice, age 91, died on November 25, 2015, at Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto, CA. He was born on July 3, 1924, in Minneapolis, MN, to Winfield and Elda Boice.
John graduated from Southwest High School in Minneapolis in January 1943. He joined the U.S. Navy in March 1943, serving until February 1946, when he was honorably discharged as a Signalman, Second Class after completing hi...
Gloria Carmichael passed away on Nov. 24 with her two daughters by her side. She was 94. She was born in San Francisco and lived in Palo Alto for the past 58 years. Her greatest joy was her family. She loved cooking and was famous for her rigatoni, minestrone and potato salad. She was predeceased by her husband, Harold, and her daughter, Terry O'Donnell. She is survived by daughter, Patricia Smith...
Charlotte Mortimer Evans
November 26, 1933 - November 22, 2015
Dedicated child advocate, skilled nurse, treasured wife, loving mother and generous grandmother.
Charlotte was born on November 26, 1933 in Sussex, New Jersey to Karl and Auguste Pfau. She had two brothers, Robert C. Pfau, who preceded her in death, and Dr. Frank R. Pfau of Advance, North Carolina. Charlotte excelled in her stud...
Aug. 22, 1967 - Nov. 21, 2015
Mountain View, California
Pauline Partti died unexpectedly in Santa Clara, California on November 21, 2015 at the age of 48.
Pauline is survived by her partner Brian, children Justine and Michael, father Allen, mother Katherine, and brothers Doug and Walter.
Pauline was born on August 22, 1967 the middle daughter of three children to Young (Allen) and Katherine Kim. She married Paul Partti and raised their daughter ...
Marie Baines Kieraldo, age 81, passed away on Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, at Channing House in Palo Alto. She was born on March 6, 1934, in Aurora, Illinois to Arthur and Katherine Baines.
A graduate of Saint Mary's Hospital School of Nursing in Aurora, she worked as a registered nurse in 1955 where she met and married her husband, John H. Kieraldo, in 1956 and moved to California.
Marie is surv...
Archie Victor Osborne of Mountain View, died peacefully surrounded by family on November 19, 2015. He was 77 years old. Archie was born on March 7, 1938 in Okolona, Mississippi. He graduated from Fannie Carter High School where he excelled in both sports and academics. Archie was a hardworking and determined man who loved his family dearly. He successfully ran his business, Osborne Moving Co. for ...
Austin George Spencer
Nov. 8, 2015 - Nov. 19, 2015
Mountain View, California
public service, business
Austin George Spencer died peacefully at his home in Mountain View, California, on Nov. 19, 2015. He was 97.
Born in Mountain View in 1918 to Herbert Joseph Spencer and Maud Louise Spencer, he was the youngest of five children, all of whom are deceased. He is survived by his spouse, Eleanor, and his two daughters, Paulette and Suzette.
Austin was a proud member of the Palo Alto Elks lodge ...
Shuroma Herekar, born Oct. 19, 1955, in Mumbai, India, passed away on Nov. 18, 2015, after a long battle with cancer. She is survived by her beloved husband, Bakul Herekar. They have settled in California since 1983. Shuroma was a senior technical publication manager at Oracle Corporation. She was also a gifted cook, artist and a lover of all things elegant and beautiful like herself. She was the...
Damaris Shigley, of Belmont, passed away November 11 at Stanford Hospital after suffering a stroke.
Damaris was born October 5, 1930 in Scircleville, Indiana to Mildred and Grant Bishop. She grew up on the family farm until the family moved to Lafayette, Indiana, where she was graduated from Jefferson High School in 1948.
Later that same year, Damaris married Forrest Shigley, better known ...
Laura Pool Huber, of Menlo Park, died peacefully at her home on Nov. 10 from complications from advanced cancer. She was 47.
Laura Spruance Pool was born on Dec. 24, 1967, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Growing up, she attended Shady Side Academy, where she was salutatorian of her class, and made her society debut at the Cinderella Ball, the oldest charity event in Pittsburgh.
She attended col...