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Mildred Christine (Haibeck) Riveness
Sept. 6, 1921 - May 9, 2014
Mountain View, California
Beloved sister, aunt and loyal friend, Mildred lived a long and full life. Born in Lismore, Minnesota, she moved to the Bay Area in 1960. A dedicated patron of animal welfare and the environment, she was an independent woman with strong character, well-read, intelligent and compassionate. She was always devoted to her cats, usually rescued by her. She loved house boating and tailgate picnics while...

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Art Wong
Sept. 7, 1948 - May 5, 2014
Atherton, California

Tags: public service, sports, business, teacher/educator

Arthur Douglas Wong, a 32-year Atherton resident and the longtime owner of Ramona’s Pizza in Palo Alto, peacefully passed away at his home after a 12-year battle with brain cancer. He was 65. Mr. Wong was born on Sept. 7, 1948, in the Taishan region of southern China. At the age of 5, he immigrated with his family to San Francisco. He met his future wife, Judy, at a Palo Alto church dance, and ...

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Richard E. Nippes
Aug. 28, 1922 - May 5, 2014
Atherton, California

Tags: business, veteran

Richard E. (Dick) Nippes, 91, passed away on May 5, 2014, from congestive heart failure. Dick was born in Ridgway, PA, on August 28, 1922. He graduated from Ridgway High School in 1940. Then started college at Pennsylvania State University in 1940 where he majored in Chemistry and was a member of NROTC. In 1943, Dick was drafted into the Navy with one semester left to get his degree. He wa...

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Andrew Harrison Quintero
1963 - May 4, 2014
Redondo Beach, California

Tags: business

Andrew means manly, Harrison means Noble and Princely, and he reflected all of that with his patience, honesty, understanding and endurance. The Spirit of Andrew, the loving son of Roland and Elisabeth Quintero, was called to heaven on May 4 in Waikiki, Hawaii, while swimming on his back looking at his God's blue sky. He is survived by his loving wife Cristine Wolf of Redondo Beach, California;...

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Mary Madison
June 2, 1931 - May 1, 2014
Menlo Park, California

Tags: arts/media

Mary Madison, an award-winning newspaper reporter, died of heart failure at Stanford Hospital on May 1 after several years of declining health. She was 82. Her 40-year career as a reporter spanned from the old Palo Alto Times to later the Redwood City Tribune and the Peninsula Times Tribune. She also worked as an adjunct instructor of journalism at Stanford University and as a correspondent for...

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Jean Michaels Slocum
March 21, 1932 - April 29, 2014
Palo Alto, California

Tags: public service, sports, teacher/educator

Jean Michaels Slocum, 82, a longtime Palo Alto resident, died peacefully with her three children and daughter-in-law by her side at Stanford Hospital on April 29, 2014. Born in Kansas City, Missouri to Eldon (Pat) and Gertrude Edwards Michaels, Jean was a daring rascal who loved sports and the outdoors. She attended William Woods College and then graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Phys...

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Carol Ann Tinsley
July 31, 1937 - April 27, 2014
Menlo Park, California
Carol Ann Tinsley of Menlo Park passed away unexpectedly on April 27, 2014. A longtime resident of Menlo Park, she was born in Chicago, Illinois, and raised in Los Altos and Atherton by her parents Margaret and Edwin Smith. "CA," as she was affectionately known to her family and close friends, attended Castilleja School in Palo Alto and the University of Arizona where she was a member of the Al...

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Harold Edward Bendigkeit
March 14, 1929 - April 26, 2014
Palo Alto, California

Tags: teacher/educator

Harold Bendigkeit passed away on April 26, 2014. Born in Elmhurst, Illinois, on March 14, 1929, Harold was preceded in death by his elder son, Todd. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Patricia; his son David; and his brother, Rex Bendigkeit of Chicago. He was a kind and gentle man, modest about his many accomplishments. As one De Anza colleague remarked, "both in and outside the classroom ...

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Dolores Allen
Nov. 29, 1924 - April 25, 2014
Palo Alto, California
Dolores (Dee) Allen, longtime resident of Palo Alto, California, passed away on the morning of April 25, 2014, at the age of 89 in her home at Stevenson House where she had lived happily for 22 years. Moving from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in the early 1980s, Dee became employed for many years as an executive assistant to the dean of the Stanford Medical School and later, after retirement, came bac...

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Jasmine Sophia Holm
May 3, 1977 - April 24, 2014
Sacramento, California
Jasmine Sophia Tayabas Holm died in Sacramento, California, on April 24. She had suffered a brain hemorrhage while running with her beloved dogs at a dog park near her home. Jasmine was 36. Jasmine was a bright spirit with a kind and loving heart, and she truly had the best laugh on the planet. Her joy in life was infectious. She drew people to her with her friendliness, vulnerability and true ...

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Herb Wong
March 18, 1926 - April 20, 2014
Menlo Park, California

Tags: teacher/educator, arts/media

Easter Sunday this year saw the passing of Herb Wong, 88, a long-time Menlo Park resident renowned internationally as a jazz expert and educator. A mysterious box sparked Mr. Wong's lifelong fascination with jazz. As young boys, he and his brother Elwood had just moved with their parents to Stockton when a package arrived on the doorstep, addressed to the former occupant. "As any boys would,...

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Raymond Joseph Bier
1932 - April 18, 2014
Austin, Texas

Tags: business

Former Palo Alto resident Raymond Bier died recently at his home in Austin, Texas. Ray came to the area in 1962 after accepting a job at Lockheed Missiles and Space Division, driving his family across country in a Volkswagen bug with the family cat looking out the back window. Laid off in 1970, Ray took the advice of friend and mentor Max Ratner and became a realtor. He invested in Bay Area ...

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Mary S. Brabant
June 24, 1931 - April 17, 2014
Pinedale, Wyoming

Tags: public service

Mary Sullivan Brabant passed away peacefully on April 17. She was born Mary Teresa Sullivan on June 24, 1931, in Detroit. Her parents, Michael Joseph Sullivan from Lacca, County Kerry, and Cecelia Elizabeth Moran from Roskeen, County Mayo, had emigrated from Ireland in the 1920s and settled in Detroit. Mary had an older brother, John, and a younger sister, Noreen. A child of the Depression...

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