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James Andrew Tweedie
Jan. 19, 1926 - May 23, 2016
Palo Alto, California

Tags: teacher/educator

James Andrew Tweedie passed away on May 23, 2016, in Palo Alto, California. He was 90 years old. He devoted his life to children and families, both his own and the many he helped bring into the world as a doctor. When he died, he was surrounded by his wife and four children. Dr. Tweedie was born at Hollywood Hospital in Los Angeles in 1926. He was raised in El Monte with his sister, Joyce, and ...

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Claire Anne Donohoe
Aug. 25, 1936 - May 22, 2016
Mountain View, California

Tags: public service

Claire Anne Donohoe, age 79 of Mountain View California, passed away on Sunday, May 22 2016. She was surrounded by family and went peacefully to her heavenly home. Claire was an active member in the community – working at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, volunteering for Pathways Home Health & Hospice and serving as a mentor for youth through the Mountain View-Los Altos ...

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Jean Rosemond Belef-Hoggard
Dec. 27, 1927 - May 17, 2016
Modesto, California

Tags: arts/media, business

Jean Belef, 88, passed away peacefully with family by her side, May 17, 2016, in the English Oaks nursing home near her Modesto home. Jean was a devoted mother and business owner whose photography delighted her customers. Jean Rosemond Culp was born on 27 December 1927 in Beresford (now Hillsdale) California to Ruth Viola Higley and Martin Luther Culp Jr. Intrigued by a magazine ad, young Jean ...

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Hank Anthony Scarlett
Aug. 3, 1920 - May 16, 2016
Woodside, California

Tags: veteran, business

Henry Anthony Scarlett (born Henry Anthony Scardigli), 95, died peacefully at home in Woodside, CA, on May 16, 2016. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Patricia (nee Maio), and her children: Douglas Piccolotti, Deborah Piccolotti, and Michael Piccolotti. He is also survived by children from his first marriage, to Frances (nee Kocjan): Victoria Scarlett, and Patricia Scarlett Jonas. Add...

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Steven English Keating
July 28, 1953 - May 16, 2016
San Mateo, California
Steve Keating, 62, of San Mateo, California, was a composer, musician, screenwriter and lover of life. He passed away on May 16, 2016, with his beloved Eileen Casey by his side. Steve shared his hearty laugh generously, and his smiling Irish eyes could light up a room. Although his wit was unceasingly intelligent, it was also inclusive; he had the uncommon ability to bring people together through ...

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Jennifer Ware
Aug. 17, 1964 - May 15, 2016
Redwood City, California
Jennifer "Jenni" Ware of Redwood City passed away early Sunday morning, May 15, from complications arising from a lengthy illness. She was 51. Jenni is survived by her daughter Amanda (29); son Cody (28); grandson Jackson (2 months); father Leo; mother Jeanne; and siblings Laura, Lincoln and Pamela. Jenni will be sorely missed by all of her loved ones....

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Ernest Traugott
Aug. 18, 1920 - May 11, 2016
Los Altos, California

Tags: business

Ernie died peacefully at his home, just a few months short of his 96th birthday. Ernie had an amazing life. Born in Germany he and his family fled the Nazis soon after Kristallnacht in 1938, making their way to Manila in the Philippines then eventually to San Francisco. Having been an architecture student in Germany he continued that pursuit a bit in Manila but ultimately started an interior des...

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Margaret Fruth
March 25, 1951 - May 10, 2016
Palo Alto, California

Tags: arts/media, public service

Margaret Fruth, 65, died May 10, 2016, from complications related to a traumatic brain injury. Born March 25, 1951, in Indianapolis, Indiana, Margaret was the second eldest of three daughters and one son born to Carroll and Catharine (Hershey) Fruth. After moves to Smyrna, Georgia, and Burbank, California, the family settled in Palo Alto, California, in 1959. A 1969 graduate of Palo Alto High S...

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Iran Iranpour
Oct. 10, 1943 - May 10, 2016
Menlo Park, CA
Dr. Iran Iranpour, left us on May 10, 2016, in Menlo Park, California. She is survived by her husband of forty-nine years, Dr. Manouchehr Kavoosi. Iran was born in 1943 in Tehran, Iran, into a Zoroastrian family, mother Gohar and father Dinyar. She completed her Medical Doctorate at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. After finishing her residency in Dermatology in 1969, she started her prac...

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Nanette Figel Chapman
Feb. 29, 1936 - May 9, 2016
Atherton, California

Tags: public service

Nanette Figel Chapman of Woodside died on May 9, 2016. She was born to Elinore and Clifford Figel on Feb. 29, 1936, and she always looked forward to her "leap year" birthday. Nan was a fourth generation Californian on both sides of her family. Her first 24 years were spent in San Francisco, where she met and married her husband, Ron, with whom she shared the next 57 years of her life. Short...

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Freddie Maddalena
1929 - May 7, 2016
Palo Alto, California

Tags: business

Palo Alto restaurateur Freddie Maddalena, who brought a classy cabaret ambiance to downtown Palo Alto, died May 7 after a long struggle with Alzheimer's Disease. He was 87. Maddalena was born in Toronto, Canada, to Rosario and Georgina Maddalena. He started in the restaurant and entertainment business at the age of 16 to support his parents. He worked as a bus boy at the King Edward Hotel, he t...

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Jane Coladarci
June 8, 1920 - May 7, 2016
Yuba City, California
Jane B. Coladarci, 96, passed away quickly and peacefully (she would have insisted on nothing less) on May 7, 2016 in the company of her daughter and son. Jane was born in Allentown, PA, on June 8, 1920, to Francis Marion Bottenfield and Jane Richards Teese. She worked for IBM after graduating from Grove City College in 1942 with a degree in business education, and, in 1947, married Arthur P. C...

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Stephen Roy Miller
April 12, 1944 - May 6, 2016
Atherton, California
Stephen R. Miller ("Steve") of Atherton, CA, passed away peacefully in his home on May 6, 2016, surrounded by his family and friends, whom he loved with all his heart. He was 72 years old and was our hero. He is survived by his wife Terry, sons Steve Jr., Kevin and Scott, daughter Laurie Miller Scott, mother Nancy Miller, two sisters Sandra Rowe and Nancy Miller and 11 grandchildren. His 1...

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Marion Sullivan
July 13, 1924 - May 5, 2016
Palo Alto, CA

Tags: veteran, arts/media, teacher/educator, public service

With Lovingest Memories, Marion Alberta Cutler Sullivan, born July 13, 1924, passed on May 5, 2016. Marion was born at a time when life was such that no matter what happened, you persevered. Having lost both parents before the age of 10, she and her siblings were taken in by various family members. In Marion's case, she lived with her cousin, Dorothy Morrin, and her Aunt Julia and Uncle Will...

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