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June R. Chapin
May 19, 1931 - Sept. 22, 2014
Menlo Park, California

Tags: teacher/educator

June Chapin, Educator and Textbook Author Dr. June R. Chapin passed away on September 22, 2014. She was born in Chicago, Illinois, and during childhood developed a life-long love of reading. June attended the University of Chicago, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts followed by a Master’s degree in the Social Sciences. While at the University of Chicago, she met her futu...

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Alan Henderson
June 20, 1925 - Sept. 13, 2014
Palo Alto, California

Tags: public service, business, veteran

Alan Henderson, former mayor of Palo Alto, World War II veteran, accountant and business manager, died Sept. 13, 2014, of complications related to stroke. He was 89. Paul Alan Henderson, known as Alan, was born in San Francisco on June 20, 1925. He lived in Burlingame with his parents and elder brother Richard until age 6, when his father's insurance company fell victim to the Depression. The f...

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Edwin M. 'Ted' Good
April 23, 1928 - Sept. 12, 2014
Eugene, Oregon

Tags: teacher/educator

Edwin M. (Ted) Good passed away from multiple causes on Sept. 12, 2014. Born April 23, 1928, in French Cameroun, Africa. Dr. Good was a professor of religious studies at Stanford University (1956-91), a Hebrew scholar, and a piano historian. He published six books and many articles on these subjects. He was also a fine pianist and enjoyed performing chamber music. After retirement in 1991, he m...

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Elsie Nahmens
July 15, 1917 - Sept. 7, 2014
Redwood City, California
Our dear mother Elsie Nahmens passed away September 7 at 97. Elsie was born in Nuremberg, Germany and moved to the U.S. in 1927. She graduated from Commerce High in San Francisco and attended SF State. She took a summer job as a nanny for the daughter of James Rolf, the former governor of California. She soon moved to the Rolf's Portola Valley ranch known as the Pony Tracks. Today, her oldest son ...

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Robert T. Schimke
Oct. 25, 1932 - Sept. 6, 2014
Palo Alto, California

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

Robert Tod Schimke, Professor of Biology, Emeritus, at Stanford University, died on Sept. 6, 2014, at age 81, following several months of declining health. Born in Spokane, Washington, he received A.B. and M.D. degrees from Stanford University, followed by residency training for two years at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He served in the Public Health Service at the National Institutes of He...

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Marjorie Roberson Larsen
July 25, 1916 - Sept. 5, 2014
Palo Alto, California
Marjorie Roberson Browning Larsen passed away at the age of 98, on Sept. 5, 2014, in her home peacefully with her daughter Susan L. Ward at her bedside. Son Wade Larsen, son-in-law R. Burton Ward, granddaughter Cynthia Ward Parker and her great-grandchildren came and paid their last respects at her bedside. Marjorie was born in Washington, D.C., and spent much of her childhood in New Jersey, De...

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Carol Sarappa Arnold
Sept. 1, 1942 - Sept. 4, 2014
Tiburon, California
Carol Sarappa Arnold (1942–2014) was born Sept. 1, 1942, in Camden, New Jersey. Her parents were Vincenzo James Sarappa and Stella Marie Sarappa of Waterford Works, New Jersey. Carol grew up in Waterford Works, and in 1960 graduated from Edgewood High School. Carol was a National Honor Society member, National Arts Honor Society member, Student Council member, on school sports teams, editor-in-chi...

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Fernando Giuseppe Vescia
Nov. 1, 1926 - Sept. 2, 2014
Palo Alto, California

Tags: public service, teacher/educator

Dr. Fernando Vescia, dear husband, father, grandfather and treasured friend, passed away at his Palo Alto home on Sept. 2, 2014, at the age of 87. Fernando was deeply loved by his family, who were with him when he died. During his long life, Fernando was always fascinated by history and had a prodigious memory for dates and details; he loved the written word, Leonardo Da Vinci, and the fragran...

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George Kenneth Butts
May 2, 1921 - Sept. 2, 2014
Mountain View, California

Tags: veteran

Ken Butts, 93, a Naval Pearl Harbor survivor, died September 2, 2014. Memorial services will be held September 20th at Christ Community Church of Milpitas at 11:00am. He is survived by his daughter and 2 grandchildren....

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Greg Brown
Oct. 23, 1951 - Aug. 29, 2014
Palo Alto, California

Tags: arts/media

Gregory Douglas Brown was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Oct. 23, 1951. The son of KRON News Anchorman Art Brown, he was moved to Palo Alto at an early age, and at age 13 began an apprenticeship with Italian painter Roberto Lupetti, who taught him techniques of tromp l’oeil ("trick of the eye") painting. He graduated from Palo Alto High School in 1969, and at age 24 became Palo Alto's first ...

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George Harmon Knoles
Feb. 20, 1907 - Aug. 27, 2014
Palo Alto, California

Tags: teacher/educator, veteran

George Knoles passed away on Aug. 27 at the age of 107. His last days were peaceful and he enjoyed the visits of many friends. Born and reared in Los Angeles, George was the fifth of the eight children of Tully and Emily Knoles. After receiving B.A. and M.A. degrees from University of Pacific, George earned his Ph.D. from Stanford in 1939. He taught history at Stanford from 1935 until his retir...

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June E Lee
Aug. 6, 1922 - Aug. 26, 2014
Seattle, Washington

Tags: public service

June was born and raised in the International District of Seattle, Washington. June's family ran a store and restaurant catering to Americans and hosted banquets for the Chinese community. In 1933, June, then 11, and her mom accompanied her dad to China where he soon after passed away. There she met her two older sisters. In 1941, her mother bought a five-bedroom home on Seattle's Beacon Hill. The...

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Robert C. Burnes
July 6, 1920 - Aug. 25, 2014
Palo Alto, California

Tags: teacher/educator

Robert Cameron Burnes died on Monday, Aug. 25, after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. Robert (Bob) was born on July 6, 1920, the youngest of eight children of George M. and Dorothy B. (Hartig) Burnes of Minneapolis, Minnesota. A graduate of South High School in Minneapolis, he attended Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota, for some time before enlisting in the Air Force in 1942. Fo...

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