Lois R. Scott
April 23, 1928 - Dec. 11, 2014
San Diego, California
Lois Ragan Scott, born on April 23, 1928, to Paul Ragan and Maude Perley Ragan, died on Dec. 11, 2014, in San Diego, California.
Lois is survived by her two loving sons, Joe of Los Gatos, California, and Paul (Jill) of San Diego, along with many nieces and nephews in California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Canada.
Born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, Lo...
Jan. 30, 1938 - Dec. 8, 2014
Portola Vallley, California
Diana Halprin passed away after a six plus year struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was born in Clarksburg, West Virginia, and in 1959 received her undergraduate degree from Simmons College in Boston, where she met her husband, Steve.
In 1963, they moved to the Bay Area, where they raised their two sons. She returned to school to get a master's degree in counseling from Santa Clara Universit...
June 21, 1935 - Dec. 7, 2014
Palo Alto, California
Lynn Torin, a longtime Palo Alto resident whose many leadership roles included chairing the city's Human Relations Commission and its first Parks and Recreation Commission, died on Dec. 7 at Channing House. She was 79.
Torin, who was born in Spain and spent her childhood in Chile, came to the United States in 1946 and later studied at the University of California, Berkeley. She married Dave Tor...
Virginia Rezek O'Hagan Herbert, a longtime Palo Alto resident, died suddenly but peacefully at home after a short bout with pneumonia. She would have been 96 years old next month. Teaching and inspiring young people was her passion, and she dedicated her life to communicating her vibrant love of literature, drama and the arts. Intellectually and emotionally engaged until the very end, Virginia is ...
Elizabeth Holmes Allyn
Sept. 22, 1926 - Dec. 4, 2014
Palo Alto, California
public service, teacher/educator
Elizabeth Holmes Allyn, a longtime resident of Palo Alto, passed away peacefully on Dec. 4, 2014, two months after her husband Nathaniel C. Allyn. Elizabeth is survived by her sons, Jeffery, and his wife Sharon, of Los Altos and Marc of Menlo Park, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Betsy was born in Portland, Oregon, to Edward and Ina Holmes. The Holmes family moved to Palo Alto ...
Longtime Palo Alto resident Ann G. Vollmer passed away on Dec. 2, 2014, peacefully at her home from thyroid cancer. She was born to Paul B. Grattan and Ruth Blevens in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1925. She is survived by her sister, Jane Lopes of Muskogee, Oklahoma; her three children, Daniel Vollmer, Susan Vollmer (Phil) and Mason Vollmer (Martha); and a grandchild, Oliver Vollmer.
Ann attended Tulsa ...
Margaret (Maggie) Brandon, age 88, died peacefully in her sleep on December 1, 2014, of heart failure. She had been a long-term resident of Woodside before moving to The Sequoias retirement community in Portola Valley.
Maggie was born on Sept. 7, 1926, in Fremont, Ohio, and grew up in Fostoria, Ohio, where she was the third of five children born to Russell and Florence Carter.
Robert S. Lozano
July 4, 1934 - Nov. 27, 2014
Butte Falls, Oregon
business, teacher/educator, arts/media, veteran
Longtime Palo Alto resident Robert S. Lozano passed away peacefully from pleural mesothelioma at his cattle ranch in Butte Falls, Oregon, on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 27, 2014. Robert (known to family and friends as Bob) was born on July 4, 1934, in Palo Alto to Manuel and Emily Lozano. Bob attended Stanford Elementary School, Jordan Junior High School and was a member of the Palo Alto High Schoo...
Philip W. Arcuni died of a sudden cardiac arrest on Sunday, November 23, 2014, while bicycling up Old La Honda Road with his niece, Alix Wicker, on his way to the ocean.
Phil was born in Corpus Christi, Texas in 1958, the son of a Naval officer, and the family moved frequently around the country, living in Texas; Monterey, California; Virginia Beach, Virginia; Key West, Florida; Doylestown, Pen...
Patrick Colonel Suppes
March 17, 1922 - Nov. 17, 2014
public service, business, teacher/educator, arts/media, veteran
Dr. Patrick Colonel Suppes, the Lucie Stern Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Stanford University, died peacefully in his campus home surrounded by family on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. He was 92.
Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on March 17, 1922, Pat quickly distinguished himself as a gifted and charming student. Pat spent one year at the University of Tulsa and one year at the University of Oklahoma. I...
Aug. 20, 1950 - Nov. 15, 2014
Emerald Hills/Redwood City, California
Susan (Hayworth) Nahmens passed away peacefully in her sleep on November 15 with her husband of 48 years, Bob, by her side, at their home in Emerald Hills. Susan was one of four daughters born to Dr. Ballard and Aleta Hayworth, who moved to Redwood City in 1954. Susan and Bob raised two sons, Mark and Tom, who still live in the area.
Susan will be remembered as an excellent athlete and garden...
Louis B. Kavanau
Feb. 18, 1931 - Nov. 14, 2014
Palo Alto, California
Louis Kavanau -- beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend -- died peacefully on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014.
Lou was born in New York City on Feb. 18, 1931, attended New York City schools and graduated from the City College of New York. He later earned an MBA from Fairleigh Dickenson University.
He lived in Palo Alto for over 40 years and was an avid tennis player and a dedicated voluntee...