Harold (Hal) Coehlo, 94, died May 25, 2016, in Woodland, CA
Born, May 1, 1922, in Watsonville, CA, where his parents and grandparents were raised.
He graduated from Watsonville High School, Salinas Junior College and while at UCLA he joined the Navy Air Corps. He served as P.B.M. pilot in the Pacific in WWII.
After the service, he graduated from San Francisco Mortuary College. In 1953,...
James Andrew Tweedie
Jan. 19, 1926 - May 23, 2016
Palo Alto, California
James Andrew Tweedie passed away on May 23, 2016, in Palo Alto, California. He was 90 years old. He devoted his life to children and families, both his own and the many he helped bring into the world as a doctor. When he died, he was surrounded by his wife and four children.
Dr. Tweedie was born at Hollywood Hospital in Los Angeles in 1926. He was raised in El Monte with his sister, Joyce, and ...
Steve Keating, 62, of San Mateo, California, was a composer, musician, screenwriter and lover of life. He passed away on May 16, 2016, with his beloved Eileen Casey by his side. Steve shared his hearty laugh generously, and his smiling Irish eyes could light up a room. Although his wit was unceasingly intelligent, it was also inclusive; he had the uncommon ability to bring people together through ...
Aug. 17, 1964 - May 15, 2016
Redwood City, California
Jennifer "Jenni" Ware of Redwood City passed away early Sunday morning, May 15, from complications arising from a lengthy illness. She was 51. Jenni is survived by her daughter Amanda (29); son Cody (28); grandson Jackson (2 months); father Leo; mother Jeanne; and siblings Laura, Lincoln and Pamela. Jenni will be sorely missed by all of her loved ones....
Aug. 18, 1920 - May 11, 2016
Los Altos, California
Ernie died peacefully at his home, just a few months short of his 96th birthday.
Ernie had an amazing life. Born in Germany he and his family fled the Nazis soon after Kristallnacht in 1938, making their way to Manila in the Philippines then eventually to San Francisco. Having been an architecture student in Germany he continued that pursuit a bit in Manila but ultimately started an interior des...
March 25, 1951 - May 10, 2016
Palo Alto, California
arts/media, public service
Margaret Fruth, 65, died May 10, 2016, from complications related to a traumatic brain injury. Born March 25, 1951, in Indianapolis, Indiana, Margaret was the second eldest of three daughters and one son born to Carroll and Catharine (Hershey) Fruth. After moves to Smyrna, Georgia, and Burbank, California, the family settled in Palo Alto, California, in 1959.
A 1969 graduate of Palo Alto High S...
Dr. Iran Iranpour, left us on May 10, 2016, in Menlo Park, California. She is survived by her husband of forty-nine years, Dr. Manouchehr Kavoosi. Iran was born in 1943 in Tehran, Iran, into a Zoroastrian family, mother Gohar and father Dinyar.
She completed her Medical Doctorate at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. After finishing her residency in Dermatology in 1969, she started her prac...
Nanette Figel Chapman of Woodside died on May 9, 2016. She was born to Elinore and Clifford Figel on Feb. 29, 1936, and she always looked forward to her "leap year" birthday.
Nan was a fourth generation Californian on both sides of her family. Her first 24 years were spent in San Francisco, where she met and married her husband, Ron, with whom she shared the next 57 years of her life.
Palo Alto restaurateur Freddie Maddalena, who brought a classy cabaret ambiance to downtown Palo Alto, died May 7 after a long struggle with Alzheimer's Disease. He was 87.
Maddalena was born in Toronto, Canada, to Rosario and Georgina Maddalena. He started in the restaurant and entertainment business at the age of 16 to support his parents. He worked as a bus boy at the King Edward Hotel, he t...
Jane B. Coladarci, 96, passed away quickly and peacefully (she would have insisted on nothing less) on May 7, 2016 in the company of her daughter and son.
Jane was born in Allentown, PA, on June 8, 1920, to Francis Marion Bottenfield and Jane Richards Teese. She worked for IBM after graduating from Grove City College in 1942 with a degree in business education, and, in 1947, married Arthur P. C...
Stephen R. Miller ("Steve") of Atherton, CA, passed away peacefully in his home on May 6, 2016, surrounded by his family and friends, whom he loved with all his heart.
He was 72 years old and was our hero. He is survived by his wife Terry, sons Steve Jr., Kevin and Scott, daughter Laurie Miller Scott, mother Nancy Miller, two sisters Sandra Rowe and Nancy Miller and 11 grandchildren.
John Scott MacDaniels, a longtime resident of Palo Alto (but always an East Coast man at heart), died on May 4 from a heart attack. He was born in New York State in 1934 to Gertrude and Clarence MacDaniels (both deceased). In 1940 the MacDaniels family moved to Summit, New Jersey, where John spent his school years excelling in all sports, with baseball being his favorite. John's fondest memories w...
Clive Malcolm Morrison of Menlo Park, California, passed away peacefully on May 3, 2016, in Alameda at the age of 85.
Clive was born in Rangoon, Burma on August 19, 1930. In Burma he worked as a ground-to-air operator for International Air Radio.
In 1957, Clive immigrated to the United States, settling in Redwood City, California and later sent for his fiance from Burma, Daphne Turner, w...
Lois Jean Larson
Lois Jean Larson, a longtime resident of Atherton, died May 1, 2016. She was 89.
Lois was born in Huntington Park, California, to Walter and Rachel Aspenleiter. After high school she studied bookkeeping and secretarial skills. Her first job was with a bank in Los Angeles.
At the age of 15, she met her future husband, John R. Larson, a Naval Seaman, studying at USC and s...
Mary Elizabeth Stone, 88, of Palo Alto, CA died after a courageous battle with cancer at home on April 29, 2016. She was born in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, and was the daughter of Edwin Wadsworth Stone and Dorothy Stelle Rogers Stone. She graduated from Classical High School and the Emma Willard School in Troy, New York. She made her debut while a junior at Connecticut College, New London, Connect...
June 10, 1939 - April 28, 2016
Menlo Park, California
Donald Dean Wood went peacefully to his heavenly home to be with his Savior on April 28, 2016. He was 76 and is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Phyllis, and their 4 children Steve (Darlene) Wood of San Jose, Heidi (Travis) Kalebaugh of Bend OR, Amy (Lance) Kasari of Bend OR, and Andy (Julie) Wood of Menlo Park.
Don thoroughly enjoyed time spent with his 14 grandchildren and 4 great-g...
Emery Ottey Goity, known to her family and friends as "Mimi," died on April 25th in Palo Alto at the age of 78.
Mimi is survived by Jean, her loving husband of nearly 56 years, sons Roland and Larry (Trish), daughter Carol Olson (Steve), and four grandchildren: Sam, Rose, Chad, and Mira. In addition, she is survived by her brother David Ottey of Yelm, WA, and was preceded in death by her older ...
H. Richard Hollow
Nov. 27, 1930 - April 23, 2016
Mountain View, California
H. Richard Hollow
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 loved hi...