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H. Richard Hollow
Nov. 27, 1930 - April 23, 2016
Mountain View, California

Tags: veteran, business

H. Richard Hollow 1930-2016 Humphrey Richard Hollow (Richard) was born in the UK on November 27, 1930. He worked in the oil fields of Iraq after graduating from college as an engineer. That’s where he lost part of his left hand in a blasting accident. After relocating to California, he worked at NASA Ames and Syre in Mountain View for about 20 years before retiring in 1996. He lov...

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Sarah Marie Longyear
May 13, 1996 - April 22, 2016
Palo Alto, California
Sarah Marie Longyear, age 19, passed away Friday, April 22, 2016. She was born on May 13, 1996, in Palo Alto, California, where she was raised. She graduated from Henry M. Gunn High School in 2014. Sarah was a sophomore at Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL), majoring in global health with minors in design and business. Sarah is survived by her parents, Rick and Sally; her older brother, CJ...

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Diana Jane Pearce
Oct. 10, 1949 - April 22, 2016
Mountain View, California
Diana Jane Pearce, age 66, passed away peacefully at her home on April 22, 2016, from cancer. She was born on Oct. 10, 1949, in Zebulon, North Carolina, to the late Jane Baker Pearce and C. E. Pearce Jr., LCDR USN ret. After graduating from Wakelon High School in Zebulon, North CArolina, Diana went on to study nursing and received her BSN from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She st...

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Alfreda Gladys Stavn
July 20, 1937 - April 22, 2016
Palo Alto, California
Alfreda Gladys Stavn, a longtime resident of Palo Alto, California, born in Lashburn, Saskatchewan in Canada, has died. She passed peacefully on Friday, April 22, 2016 with her daughter and son by her side. She was born on July 20, 1937, the second youngest of four children. She was 78 and is survived by her two children and their families, Sherise N. Stark and her husband Curt, and Kent Stavn and...

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Hershel Dwight Smith
March 6, 1924 - April 21, 2016
Palo Alto, California

Tags: veteran, public service

Family and friends are mourning the loss of Hershel Dwight Smith, a retired doctor who died April 21 of heart failure. Hershel was 92 and lived in Palo Alto for 61 years. He practiced obstetrics and gynecology in the Bay Area for 34 years, retiring in 1988. He was a warm, generous, optimistic man whose great passions were medicine, science and technology. He served for many years as a volunteer fo...

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Virginia Hork Gertridge
Jan. 11, 1925 - April 21, 2016
Menlo Park, California
Surrounded by family, Virginia (Ginny) Gertridge peacefully took her last bow in this life at her home in Menlo Park on April 21st. She was 91. Born in Hollywood, Virginia was the second of four children. Her childhood years were spent in Ontario and Napa, CA. Graduating from Napa High School in 1942, she went to work for the Naval base on Mare Island for the remainder of WWII, followed by ...

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Scott Mathews Searles
Sept. 5, 1962 - April 19, 2016
Oakland, California
Family, friends, and co-workers are mourning the loss of Scott Mathews Searles. Scott was the son of Marcella Mathews Searles and Charles Miller Searles, and grew up in Menlo Park, California. After graduating from Menlo-Atherton High School in 1980, he went on to UC Berkeley, receiving his B.A. in 1984. Scott later obtained a master's degree in Instructional Technology at San Francisco ...

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George LaRose Reid
Oct. 12, 1918 - April 18, 2016
Cupertino, California

Tags: veteran, business

George LaRose Reid passed away peacefully Monday, April 18th in Cupertino at the age of 97. George was born in Berkeley, California but was raised in Santa Rosa. After graduating from Santa Rosa High School in 1936, he entered Stanford University. While at Stanford he wanted to play Polo. However, only the ROTC Field Artillery had Polo horses, so he joined the ROTC. While at Stanford he me...

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James Earl Boulding
Sept. 20, 1950 - April 17, 2016
Modesto, California

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David Randolph Brown
Oct. 31, 1923 - April 16, 2016
Redwood City, California
David R. Brown was a pioneer in the early computer industry, and was an integral part of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology leadership team that created Project Whirlwind, one of the first large-scale, high-speed computers. Son of the late Gilbert and Blanche (Polly) Brown, David was born on Oct. 31, 1923, in Los Angeles, California. David's father was a newspaper reporter, critic and ed...

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Lillian Grace Tiernan
July 24, 1921 - April 15, 2016
Los Altos, California
On April 15, 2016, Lillian Grace Tiernan at 94 years of age and a resident for over 60 years in Palo Alto and Menlo Park, California, passed away at Stanford Medical Center. Lillian was born July 24, 1921, to Walter and Mayme Holechek in Scio, Oregon, a small Czech farming community near Salem, the state capital. In 1941, she attended Oregon State College located in Corvallis where Lillian majo...

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Jane Ann Minck
May 27, 1932 - April 12, 2016
Palo Alto, California
Jane Ann (Lakin) Minck, a resident of Palo Alto, died on April 12, 2016, after a long disability. She was 83 and passed in the company of husband, John, and daughter, Kathy Heath. Jane Ann was born in Wyandotte, Michigan, and attended Wyandotte High School and Eastern Michigan University. She moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 1952 to attend New Mexico University, and worked in the Albuquerqu...

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Isabelle S. Stone
July 25, 1921 - April 12, 2016
Palo Alto, California
Mrs. Isabelle S. Stone of Palo Alto, California, passed away on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at the age of 94. Prior to living in Webster House in Palo Alto, she and her husband lived in Quincy, California, for many happy years. She was a native of Colorado Springs, Colorado, but called California her home beginning in 1953 with homes in Palo Alto, Los Altos Hills and Bodega Bay. Isabelle formerly...

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Larry Henninger
Jan. 12, 1933 - April 11, 2016
Palo Alto, California

Tags: veteran, business

Larry Henninger died peacefully in the Skilled Nursing Facility at the Vi in Palo Alto on April 11, at age 83. He was born in Roseburg, Oregon. One of his biggest adventures as a teenager was attending the International Boy Scout Jamboree in France in 1945, an unusual opportunity to see Europe while it was still recovering from WWII. He graduated from Stanford in 1954 with a B.A. in economics. ...

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Carlo Besio
July 21, 1929 - April 11, 2016
Portola Valley, California
Carlo’s talents were many, from accomplished veterinarian to businessman to gardener and wine-maker; he lived his 86 years filled with an energetic love of learning and doing. He was born in San Jose, CA, to Bert and Mary Besio, both of whom immigrated to the United States from Italy in the early 1900s. Carlo’s immigrant roots were a foundation and an inspiration to him throughou...

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Ronald Kovas
Feb. 24, 1942 - April 8, 2016
Atherton, California

Tags: teacher/educator

Ronald Allen Kovas died peacefully in his sleep on April 8, 2016. Born in Chicago, Illinois, Ron spent most of his life in that area until he came to Stanford in 1960. He graduated from Stanford in 1964 and then attended the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, where he met his wife Patty. After receiving his MBA from Northwestern, he served in the National Guard and t...

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