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Thomas Lawrence
Dec. 20, 1933 - Aug. 21, 2015
Mountain View, California

Tags: business, veteran

Surrounded by family, he passed on Aug. 21, 2015, aged 81. A resident of Mountain View, CA, and London, England, he was born in Grand Rapids, MI, to George H. and Ethyl M. Lawrence. He attended Ottowa Hills High School in Grand Rapids and graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in electrical engineering. Moving his family to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1959, he worked at Lockh...

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Lori Wilkinson
Aug. 6, 1961 - Aug. 18, 2015
Emerald Hills, California

Tags: business, teacher/educator

Lori Mazza Wilkinson, age 54, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on August 18th. Lori was a beautiful person, loving mother and devoted wife to her husband of 21 years, Kevin Wilkinson and sons Andrew age 19 and Patrick age 17. She was well known in the local community from her many years living in Woodside. She was born in Bakersfield in 1961 and after college and her marriage...

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Gloria Place Franzini
March 30, 1924 - Aug. 18, 2015
Palo Alto, California
Gloria Place Franzini -- beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend of many -- passed away peacefully on Aug. 18, 2015, in Palo Alto. Gloria was born March 30, 1924, in Pasadena, California, to Ruth and Clarence Place. She attended Pasadena public schools and concluded her formal education at Pasadena City College. She met her sweetheart, Joe Franzini at a dance at Cal Tech...

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Ellen Adel Morrison
Nov. 18, 1930 - Aug. 5, 2015
Los Altos, California
Ellen Adel Morrison, 84, passed away peacefully on Aug. 5. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 63 years, Keith Morrison, who passed away only six weeks before her. The oldest of six children, Ellen was born in Gary, Indiana, on Nov. 18, 1930. Her parents, Mary and Otto Reising, were schoolteachers during the Depression. Her father, using the pen name of Paul Strahl, also wrote f...

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Gertrude Hermine Ebaugh
Oct. 7, 1923 - Aug. 5, 2015
Menlo Park, California

Tags: public service

Gertrude Hermine Ebaugh, daughter of Franz and Elvira Bartnik, age 92, of Menlo Park, CA, passed away peacefully at home, on Wednesday, August 5, 2015. Trude was born in Vienna, Austria on October 7, 1923. Among her accomplishments was serving as translator for the Allied High Command at the end of World War II. She emigrated with her American husband to the United States 1948. Trude was ma...

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Joseph Ross McLoughlin
July 14, 1923 - Aug. 4, 2015
Menlo Park, California

Tags: public service, business, veteran

Joe, a lifelong resident of Menlo Park, passed away peacefully on Tuesday August 4, 2015 at his home at the age of 92. He was a first generation American, born in Menlo Park to Edward James McLoughlin from Ireland and Mary Cecelia Littlejohn Ross from Scotland. He was 6th of 9 children in his Catholic family. As a child of the Depression, this time of his youth forged his future as a frugal man...

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Keiko Mizuhara
March 25, 1939 - Aug. 4, 2015
Palo Alto, California
Keiko Mizuhara passed away peacefully at home the morning of Aug. 4, 2015, after a two-year battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Yosuke; sister, Michiko Matsumoto; son, Kevin; daughter, Linda (Derek) Sanada; and grandsons, Cole and Jake Sanada. She is preceded in death by her father, Shigeru Yamamoto; mother, Miye (nee Yokomizo) Matsumoto; and brothers Shoji and Mark Mat...

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James Bowman Gunn
Aug. 16, 1964 - Aug. 4, 2015
Palo Alto, California
James Bowman Gunn died Aug. 4, 2015. He lived a life devoted to theater, comedy and film, but most importantly he devoted himself to the students he taught and directed, the comics he mentored, and the family and friends he loved. Jim taught drama and film and directed productions for 10 years at Kehillah Jewish High School and for six years before that at Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School, wher...

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Rosemary Peterson Nichols
1929 - Aug. 3, 2015
Palo Alto, California
Rosemary Peterson Lodato Nichols departed this world for a place she was greatly anticipating as she had no doubt her best friends and family were waiting for her there. Given her unique generosity of spirit and unwavering predisposition to human kindness, she is likely already busy cooking Swedish meatballs or dollar-size buttermilk pancakes for all. Born in August 1929, she came from hearty D...

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Edna Bonsal
Feb. 19, 1943 - July 31, 2015
Palo Alto, California
Edna O'Brien Bonsal, a resident of Palo Alto for many years, died peacefully in the morning on July 31, 2015. Edna was born in Teaneck, New Jersey, on Feb. 19, 1943, to Dennis and Edna O'Brien. She attended The Dwight School for Girls in Englewood, New Jersey, and DePauw University. Prior to moving to Palo Alto, Edna lived in New York City; Short Hills, New Jersey; and Cork, Ireland. Edna is s...

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Beverly Huff
Nov. 20, 1922 - July 25, 2015
Menlo Park, California
Beverly Humphreys Huff died peacefully July 25 at the age of 92. Born Nov. 20, 1922, in Fresno, California, to Catherine Bailard Humphreys and George Humphreys, she grew up in Carpinteria, California. Beverly was a fourth-generation Californian, and her family still runs the avocado ranch that was originally bought by her great-grandparents. She attended Carpinteria High School and graduated from ...

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Doyle Howard Maness
Jan. 27, 1935 - July 25, 2015
Menlo Park, California

Tags: veteran

Doyle Howard Maness, 81, passed away peacefully at Stanford Hospital on July 25 due to complications from cancer. He was surrounded by family and friends in his final days. Doyle will be greatly missed by his stepsons David Wood of San Mateo, Jason Wood of Menlo Park, their respective wives Elisabeth and Bobbie, as well as five grandchildren, Henri, Harper, Lucy, Will and Vivienne. He was pr...

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Joseph L. Giarrusso
Feb. 21, 1926 - July 25, 2015
Menlo Park, California

Tags: veteran

Joseph Giarrusso, of Menlo Park, CA, passed away peacefully on July 25, 2015. He was born in February of 1926, in Johnston, RI, the 9th child of Italian immigrants Giovanni and Marianna (Pampa) Giarrusso and grew up in the Italian district on Federal Hill in Providence, RI. In 1944, he was drafted and served as an infantryman with the 87th Inf. Div. in Gen. Patton’s 3rd Army, seeing action in ...

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Gelsomina Becks
May 2, 1929 - July 25, 2015
East Palo Alto, California
Gelsomina (Gelsie) Smith Becks, longtime East Palo Alto resident and community activist died after a short illness. She was 86. Gelsie was born at Stanford Hospital to Stanley Astredo Smith and Doris Louise Ginnold. She lived in East Palo Alto for more than 60 years. Growing up in Redwood City, she attended Lincoln and McKinley schools and graduated from Sequoia High School in 1947. A 1951 g...

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Matthew Joseph Shanks
Feb. 4, 1950 - July 20, 2015
Woodside, California
Matthew Joseph Shanks passed away very unexpectedly of a heart attack on July 20th while on vacation in Greece with his wife and close friends. He was 65. Matthew grew up in Redwood City and was a longtime resident of Woodside. He was a graduate of UC Santa Barbara, and had a career in real estate. Matthew was a beloved husband, and an incredible father. He loved spending time outdoors, hiking...

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Susan Gail Sheehan
Sept. 23, 1941 - July 19, 2015
Woodside, California

Tags: public service

Woodside lost a long-time resident and ardent equestrian community advocate with the recent passing of Sue Sheehan, and her friends and family lost a compassionate, caring and giving loved one. Sue was a true friend to those who knew her, and to those who didn’t…she was always welcoming, inclusive, supportive, and helpful. Her passions were helping people, horses and animals, skiing, traveling,...

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