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John Patrick Kelly
Oct. 20, 1933 - May 26, 2015
Palo Alto, California
John Patrick "Jack" Kelly Sr., resident of Palo Alto, passed away peacefully at Channing House in Palo Alto on May 26, 2015, with his loving wife and sons by his side. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen; sons, John Patrick Jr. and Charles Quigley; daughter-in-laws, Katherine Davis and Kathryn Weisbrod; and four grandchildren, Katie, Jennifer, Jacqueline and Gracey, to whom he is lovingly known a...

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Nancy Graff
Aug. 8, 1922 - May 20, 2015
Menlo Park, California
Nancy Graff, 92, a 45 year resident of Menlo Park, died May 20, 2015. She was born in San Francisco. After retiring from her tax preparation business, she traveled the world and was an avid card game player and reader. She is undoubtedly watching Jeopardy tonight as she did every night-religiously. She is survived by her children, granddaughter, grandchildren and great grandchildren, also by her...

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John B Jessup
March 19, 1922 - May 20, 2015
Atherton, California

Tags: business, veteran

Born in Roslyn, New York, son of Everett and Helen Jessup, he attended St. Paul’s school, New Hampshire, and Princeton University. John died peacefully at home with his family in Atherton, California. John was married to Elizabeth (Lee) Anderson of Princeton, New Jersey and is survived by their three children, Deborah, John (Toby) and David. The couple moved to California in 1948 where they liv...

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Sita de Leeuw
Dec. 12, 1928 - May 18, 2015
Stanford, California

Tags: teacher/educator

Educator, devoted mother, friend and Holocaust survivor, Sita de Leeuw passed away peacefully in Palo Alto on May 18, 2015, at the age of 86. Sita had been under the care of hospice, as well as several close family members and friends, for acute myeloid leukemia. Born Margaret Ingeburg Schwarz on Dec, 12, 1928, at Nuremberg, Germany, Sita and her family began their long escape from Nazi Germany...

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Gordon Alex Moore
March 22, 1927 - May 18, 2015
Woodside, CA, California

Tags: business, veteran

Gordon Alex Moore of Woodside, CA passed away on May 18, 2015 after a long illness. Gordon was the long-time owner of Talbot’s Toyland in downtown San Mateo, well-known for his dedication to the store and community involvement. Talbot’s Toyland is known and loved throughout the Peninsula by generations of families. Gordon was born in Chico, CA on March 22, 1927 to Gail and Imogene Moore. H...

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Susan Hope Prescott-Kavinoky
Oct. 30, 1946 - May 15, 2015
Palo Alto, California

Tags: teacher/educator

Sue Kavinoky, who was born Oct. 30, 1946, died May 15, 2015. Sue had taught Spanish and German at Egan Jr. High School in Los Altos for over 40 years. She was a member of Wesley Methodist Church in Palo Alto and was a member of the Stanford Women's Chorus. She is survived by her husband Larry Kavinoky....

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Bob Bondy
April 11, 1946 - May 14, 2015
Portola Valley, California

Tags: veteran

Robert Bondy, known to most by “Bob” passed away on May 14th unexpectedly. Survived by his wife, Karol, they spend 32 of their 47 married years in Portola Valley, which they both adored. Since 2000, they spent a great deal of time outside of Santa Fe New Mexico in their second home, which was a place that they cherished together. Born in Cleveland Ohio in 1946, Bob left there at an early age ...

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Edwin Cole Daly
June 14, 1936 - May 11, 2015
Palo Alto, California

Tags: teacher/educator

Edwin Cole Daly died of lung cancer at the Palo Alto Commons on Monday, May 11, 2015. Born in Pittsburg to Edwin Philip and Gertrude Cole Daly on Sept. 14, 1936, Ed grew up in the small southern Illinois town of Marshall. While still in high school, Ed began writing fiction at the well-known Handy Writers Colony in Marshall, where James Jones was completing "From Here to Eternity." Ed studie...

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Ronald Olmstead
June 20, 1934 - May 9, 2015
Palo Alto, California

Tags: business

Ron Olmstead, a fifth generation Californian, passed away peacefully on Saturday, surrounded by family members. Born in San Jose in 1934, Ron was proud of his heritage as a member of one of Santa Clara Valley's pioneer farm families. He was a graduate of Palo Alto High School where he played football and baseball. Ron was a member of the 1950 Paly football team that went 10-0 under legendary co...

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Thomas Nicholas Cootsona
Dec. 12, 1923 - April 29, 2015
Menlo Park, California

Tags: veteran

Thomas Nicholas Cootsona started his life in Tacoma, Washington, on December 13, 1923 and was soon to survive the Great Depression, serve in World War II, and become part of the "Greatest Generation." His father, Nicholas, emigrated from Greece in 1912 (at the age of 12), and his mother, Elizabeth née Mastel, German by ethnicity, moved from Aberdeen, South Dakota, to the Pacific Northwest. Toget...

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Jeanette Inman
Dec. 1, 1922 - April 28, 2015
Palo Alto, California
Jeanette Owen Inman, 92, peacefully passed away Tuesday, April 28, in Palo Alto. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Arthur N. Inman. Jeanette was born in San Jose in 1922, where she spent her childhood as a student of music and dance. She attended SJSC where she was active in Ero Sophian/Alpha Phi sorority, and her abilities in dance, playing piano, art, journalism and choreo...

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Alvin A. Alexandre
April 30, 1923 - April 28, 2015
Palo Alto, California

Tags: teacher/educator

Alvin A. Alexandre, a longtime journalism teacher who provided basic training to two generations of future reporters and editors, died April 28, 2015, at a Mountain View, California, care facility two days short of his 92nd birthday. Mr. Alexandre taught journalism and English and served as the adviser to student publications at College of San Mateo, San Mateo, California, for 27 years. Many of...

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Beverly James
March 6, 1938 - April 28, 2015
Palo Alto, California

Tags: arts/media

Beverly James was a graphic designer who dedicated her life to art and artists. She served as trustee of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco for nearly 20 years, and as trustee of the San Francisco Art Institute, serving a term as chairman of the board. She earned an A.B. in fine arts at San Francisco State University in 1961. Beverly was born in San Francisco in 1938 and grew up in Redwood...

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Jordi Bruguera
Nov. 10, 1923 - April 26, 2015
Aptos, California
Jordi Bruguera loved the outdoors -- hiking, backpacking and tending to his garden. An avid chess player, he also loved paella, his family and native Catalonia. He died at his Aptos home, after suffering a stroke, at the age of 91. Jordi was born in Barcelona, Spain, one of four children. During his teenage years, Spain was plunged into the chaos of the Spanish Civil War and then World War II. ...

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Jim Weersing
Feb. 13, 1939 - April 25, 2015
Pescadero, California
James Richard Weersing, 76, died surrounded by family on Saturday, April 25, 2015, in San Francisco. Born on February 13, 1939, in Los Angeles, CA, Jim received both his BA (1960) and MBA (1962) from Stanford University. A successful entrepreneur and businessman, Jim had a career that spanned more than 50 years. He served as president of JRW Technology, managing general partner of MBW Managemen...

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Nancy Cuddeback
July 17, 1927 - April 22, 2015
Palo Alto, California

Tags: teacher/educator

Nancy Cuddeback passed away peacefully on April 22, 2015 after a long illness. She was born in El Paso, Texas, but her family moved to California soon after. Her father was in the farm machinery business which forced the family to move at least 17 times, so she was always entering a new school. By sixth grade she was attending school in Berkeley, by junior high she lived in Sacramento, and finally...

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Andrew Joseph Kruep
May 12, 1990 - April 18, 2015
Los Altos Hills, California
Andrew Joseph Kruep of Los Altos Hills, California, died instantly from injuries sustained in a car accident near Lockwood, California, on April 18, 2015. He was 24. He was a front seat passenger in a rollover accident in a rugged mountainous area of Monterey County. He is survived by his parents Donna and Randall Kruep along with younger sister Julia and younger brother Christian, all of Los A...

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William E. Frye
June 20, 1917 - April 15, 2015
Palo Alto, California
Bill Frye passed away at home on April 15 at home. He was born in Detroit, Michigan, of immigrant Swedish parents. He grew up in Danville, Illinois, and earned a B.S. degree in physics from University of Illinois and a Ph.D. from University of Chicago, where he met his future wife, Betty, on a blind date. He accepted a research position at the Naval Research Lab in Washington, D.C., the day before...

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