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Florence Audrey Detlor
Feb. 20, 1911 - Jan. 4, 2017
Menlo Park, California

Tags: public service

(Photo by Chris Gulker for (c) 2010; used with permission.) -- Florence Audrey Davidson Detlor died peacefully in her beloved Menlo Park home on January 4, 2017 at the ripe young age of 105 years old - just one month shy of her 106th birthday. With a lifespan that bore witness to the sinking of the Titanic, women’s suffrage, World Wars I and II as well as the Korean and Viet...

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Gael Efron
Sept. 27, 1941 - Jan. 3, 2017
Urbana, Illinois
Gael Efron (nee Rafferty), 75, of Urbana, Illinois, died on January 3, 2017, with her family by her side. Gael was born in Chicago, Illinois, on September 27, 1941, to Mary J. and James Rafferty. In 1947, her family moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, where Gael lived for most of her life. Upon arriving in California, Gael enrolled in the Sacred Heart Preparatory School in Atherton, CA...

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Shirley Styles
June 14, 1930 - Dec. 29, 2016
Menlo Park, California
Shirley Styles, 86, a 54-year resident of Menlo Park and a Clinical Hypnotherapist, died Dec. 29, 2016. She was born June 14, 1930, in Hebron, Indiana. She moved often around the country with her family as a child and established her home in California after graduating from U.C. Berkeley, where she meet her husband and life partner, James B. Styles. They settled in Menlo Park in 1962, wher...

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Margaret J. Gisske
Oct. 20, 1922 - Dec. 28, 2016
Chico, California

Tags: arts/media

Margaret J. Gisske was born Oct. 20, 1922, in Memphis, Tennessee, and passed away peacefully Dec. 28, 2016, in Chico at age 94. She is survived by her husband Hugo and daughter Teresa, three granddaughters, four great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughter Carla Bower, her grandson Scott Nelson and her six siblings and their spouses. Margaret&#...

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Hildy (Hildegard) Wurzburg
Nov. 9, 1934 - Dec. 28, 2016
Petaluma, California

Tags: teacher/educator, public service

Wurzburg, Hildy (Hildegard Strothmann) - It is with great sadness that we announce that the matriarch of our family passed away on Dec. 28, 2016, after a brief illness. She was the first generation of her family to be born in the United States. Her parents were Friederich Wilhelm (Willy) Strothmann (a Standard professor and author) and his wife Louisa. Hildy attended and met the love of her li...

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Bernard Manual Zaslav
April 7, 1926 - Dec. 28, 2016
Stanford, California

Tags: arts/media

Renowned violist and educator Bernard Manual Zaslav passed away peacefully of natural causes on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, at his Stanford home. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, on April 7, 1926, and lived a richly creative and rewarding life of 90 years. He attended Samuel J. Tilden High School and was introduced to string quartet playing there by his Spanish teacher, Sam Levinson. Sam Levin...

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Judith Delsman Robinson
May 1, 1941 - Dec. 25, 2016
Atherton, California
Judith Robinson, at her Atherton home in the presence of her beloved husband of more than 50 years, Walter J. Robinson, and her two cherished daughters, Katherine Delsman Robinson and Anne Wylde Robinson, passed away on Christmas morning. The cause of death was cancer. Judy was born in 1941 in Seattle, Washington. Along with her dear brother, Alan Delsman, of Brooklyn, New York, she was rais...

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Henry Close Montgomery III
Feb. 17, 1936 - Dec. 22, 2016
Angeles City, Philippines

Tags: veteran, business

Henry C. Montgomery, III passed away peacefully surrounded by his wife, her family and many friends in Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines, on December 22, 2016. He was 80 years old. Born on February 17, 1936, in Crawfordsville, Indiana. Henry grew up with his parents (Henry and Margaret Montgomery) and two sisters, in Oxford, Ohio. He loved to work and during his youth had many jobs inc...

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Kenneth Vladimir Christie
Sept. 3, 1933 - Dec. 21, 2016
Los Altos, California

Tags: teacher/educator, business

Kenneth Vladimir Christie: born September 3, 1933 in Bronx, NY, entered into rest on December 21, 2016 in Los Altos, California. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Arlene Christie and his three children: Diana Christie of Los Angeles, Calif, Jonathan Christie (Karen) of Venice, Calif, and Robin Schultz (Dave) of Mountain View, Calif. He is preceded in death by his parents, Christo and Iv...

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Paul Richard Davis
Dec. 9, 1946 - Dec. 14, 2016
Corvallis, Oregon

Tags: veteran, business

Paul Richard Davis Dec. 9, 1946 - Dec. 14, 2016 Paul Richard Davis, a longtime resident of Corvallis, Oregon, passed away on Dec. 14, at Stanford University Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He heroically and courageously fought a nine-year battle with cancer. Throughout the long struggle, Paul continued to live every day to the fullest. He was born Dec. 9, 1946...

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Jean Vontobel Long
June 13, 1928 - Dec. 14, 2016
Carmichael, California

Tags: business, public service

Jean Long passed away in Carmichael, California, on December 14, 2016. Jean Marie Vontobel was born in Stamford, CT, to Rudolph and Jeanette Lynch Vontobel. She grew up in Darien and Stamford. After high school, she attended the Katherine Gibbs School in New York, as well as completing two years of study at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY. There she met Frederick Harold (Pete) Long...

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Herman Ohme
Jan. 12, 1925 - Dec. 14, 2016
Palo Alto, California

Tags: teacher/educator

Herman Ohme died peacefully on Dec. 14, just shy of his 92nd birthday. He had lived in Palo Alto since 1970, moving with his family from Los Angeles to accept a position as Principal of Cubberley High School. Herman Ohme was born on Jan. 12, 1925, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Esther and Harry Steinberg. He and his older sister Diana, and younger brother Nate, grew up in the small Jewish comm...

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Patricia Gene Burger
Jan. 27, 1932 - Dec. 14, 2016
Cedarville, California
Patricia Burger, 84, died peacefully in Cedarville. Pat was a Paly High Class of 1949 Alumna and spent all of her youth in Palo Alto. Daughter of Stanford Director of Finance Duncan McFadden and his wife, Neva, she was a devoted wife to Vern Burger and loving mother to surviving son Jeff Cotton. She is also survived by her sister Cathy and two nieces....

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Theresa May Silva
Aug. 1, 1935 - Dec. 13, 2016
Menlo Park, California
Theresa May (Tessie) Silva, born August 1,1935, was called to the Lord Tuesday, Dec 13th, 2016 embraced by her family at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara. Theresa was born in San Diego, CA, to Mariel Pemberton O’Malley and Tommy O’Malley though she was raised by relatives, Leon and Ruth Hubbard. She began her training as a nurse at Mercy Hospital in San Diego. She later entered the fi...

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Lorraine Ethel Herrick
Jan. 21, 1924 - Dec. 10, 2016
Palo Alto, California
Lorraine Herrick, fondly known as Lee, was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, the only child of Edith and Alick Erickson. Lee grew up in White Bear Lake, Minnesota, where she enjoyed ice fishing in the winter, lake fishing in the summer and hunting in the fall. Lee and her husband, Robert, were childhood friends and high school sweethearts. After high school and Bob’s enlistment in the Army, ...

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