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Janet Walter Pringle
Aug. 17, 1917 - Aug. 9, 2014
Portola Valley, California
Janet Walter Pringle passed away at 97 at the Sequoias in Portola Valley on August 9. Janet grew up in Sacramento and later attended UC Berkeley, where she met many lifelong friends. She married E. Covington Pringle (Covie) in 1949 and they spent the early part of their marriage in Red Bluff and San Anselmo. They settled in Woodland in 1952, shortly after their son Bob was born. Janet...

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Ruth Budlong Sothern
March 5, 1918 - Aug. 6, 2014
Palo Alto, California
Ruth Budlong Sothern passed away peacefully on Aug. 6, 2014, at the age of 96 in Palo Alto. Ruth was born March 5, 1918, to Wanton Sweet Budlong and Elka Garling Budlong in the Town of Colonie, New York. She graduated from Nott Terrace High School, June 23, 1936. After one year at Russell Sage College from 1936 to 37, she was forced to leave due to the death of her mother. She graduated from...

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John (Jack) Hayden Byrne
July 6, 1922 - Aug. 1, 2014
Portola Valley, California
Jack Byrne passed away peacefully at the age of 92 after a long and rich life filled with family and friends. Jack is survived by his beloved wife of sixty years Mary Alice Byrne, children John Martin Byrne (Donna), William Mark Byrne (Terri) and Bernadette Byrne, his nieces Patricia Byrne, Kathy Byrne, Regina Porter, nephew Courtney Porter Jr. and adored grandchildren Shannon, Brandon, Nicho...

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Barbara Doris Crangle Ferguson Trainer
April 8, 1922 - July 30, 2014
Palo Alto, California
Barbara passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family at the age of 92. The eldest daughter of William and Doris Crangle of Cleveland, Ohio, she attended Denison University as a member of Alpha Phi sorority. After graduating with a degree in sociology, she turned to adventure, studying aviation and eventually ended up with a career in the travel business. San Francisco captured her heart...

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Francis, Frank "F.P." Miller
Sept. 18, 1955 - July 29, 2014
Mountain View, California
Miller, Francis P. "F.P." On the afternoon of July 29, 2014, Frank "F.P." passed away at Allegiance Hospital in Jackson, Michigan. F.P. was born to Louis B. and Mary L. Miller on September 18, 1955. He was a graduate of Parkside High School and a resident of Mountain View, California where he lived with his lifelong sweetheart Lyta Kessler. F.P. owned and operated Miller Windowcare in Mou...

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Joanie Lundell
June 28, 1932 - July 24, 2014
Capitola, California
Joan Marie Sullivan Lundell, born June 28, 1932, passed peacefully in her home in Capitola surrounded by her family on July 24, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Dr. Cletus Sullivan and Marie Sullivan Enright of San Jose; treasured wife of the late Dr. Lowell C. Lundell; beloved mother of Chris Lundell, Kathi Zollinger and Lisa (Matthew) Ulliman; cherished grandmother to Rhiannon, Shannon...

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Shahriar Rahimzadeh
Aug. 29, 1981 - July 23, 2014
Atherton, California
ATHERTON, CA - Our beloved Shahriar Rahimzadeh, aged 32, son, brother, nephew, cousin, and loyal friend to many, departed this world on the afternoon of Wednesday, July 23, 2014, after being struck by a vehicle as he was walking home. While Shahriar's life would seem too short, those who knew him are trying to accept that the quality of his existence far exceeded the quantity of time in which h...

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Stewart Willard Mitchell
Nov. 18, 1924 - July 21, 2014
Lincoln, California

Tags: veteran

Stewart passed away after a long illness at his home on Monday. He touched so many lives in his 89 years. We will miss him terribly, but we are grateful that he is now rejoicing in His presence of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Stewart was born in San Francisco. His earliest years were spent in San Bruno, after which his family moved to Belmont. He graduated from Sequoia High School. After ...

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George Bull, Jr.
May 21, 1924 - July 17, 2014
Scottsdale, Arizona

Tags: business, veteran

George Bull Jr., born May 21, 1924, passed away on July 17 in Scottsdale, Arizona. George was the owner and pharmacist for 35 years at "Bull's Ladera Pharmacy." He cared deeply for his family and friends as well as his customers at the pharmacy. He made many long time friends in Ladera and Portola Valley. He was the loving husband of Edith who passed away several years ago. George served...

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Madeline Ettin
July 20, 1945 - July 16, 2014
Palo Alto, California

Tags: teacher/educator, arts/media

Madeline Ettin was born in New York City on July 20, 1945, to Abraham and Ruth (nee Rheingold) Ettin. She has one sister, Judy, five years younger. Madeline showed evidence early on of significant artistic ability and studied at the Art Students League in New York City from age 12. On the basis of a portfolio, she was accepted into and graduated from New York's High School of Art and Music in 1...

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Patricia "Patsy" Evans Weiss
Jan. 19, 1923 - July 14, 2014
Palo Alto, California
Patricia Miller Evans Weiss, 91, of Palo Alto, California, died on July 14, 2014. She was born to Colonel R.G. Miller and Dollie Martin in Fort Lewis, Washington, on Jan. 19, 1923. She graduated from the University of North Carolina. An untiring social activist, she worked in the Settlement Houses in New York City in the 1940s, campaigned with the Farm Workers in California in the 1960s, sto...

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Genevieve Gilbert
Sept. 17, 1921 - July 13, 2014
Palo Alto, California

Tags: teacher/educator

Genevieve Stewart Gilbert died on July 13, 2014, at Topanga Park Assisted Living in Canoga Park, under the care of Faith and Hope Hospice, after a long illness. Prior to that she was a longtime resident of Palo Alto, California. She was born in 1921 in St. Louis, Missouri, and attended Beaumont High School, Harris Teachers College, and Washington University. While at Washington University she m...

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Frances Peace Kearton
April 24, 1920 - July 12, 2014
Menlo Park, California
Frances Peace Kearton April 24, 1920 – July 12, 2014 Fran passed away peacefully after a brief illness. A resident of Menlo Park, California, she was a true Southern belle, born and raised in Georgia, yet driven to be an artiste. After working as a John Robert Powers model, she went on to perform in the early days of live broadcast television. She and co-star Dick Van Dyke wrote copy,...

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Helen Virginia Smith
Oct. 18, 1921 - July 12, 2014
Palo Alto, California

Tags: teacher/educator

Helen Virginia Smith, who lived in Palo Alto 60 years and served as president of the Palo Alto Art Club (now the Pacific Art League), died suddenly Saturday, July 12. She was 92. Friends knew her as a teacher, painter, actress, gourmet cook, arts patron and as a warm and caring friend with a sharp Southern wit, dignified bearing and a sympathetic ear. Born Helen Rising on Oct. 18, 1921, in C...

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Mary Louise Riviello
Nov. 1, 1933 - July 10, 2014
Menlo Park, California
MENLO PARK, CA – Mary Louise Franceschini Riviello, 80, passed away July 10, 2014, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Mary was born November 1, 1933, in Stanford, CA, to Margaret Fabbro Franceschini and Angelo Franceschini. She graduated from Notre Dame de Namur High School in Belmont, California, and attended Notre Dame de Namur College in Belmont, California. Mary was devoted to the Cath...

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Betty Jean Danford Lockfeld
Aug. 31, 1931 - July 8, 2014
Palo Alto, California
Wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, "BJ" was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2000. On July 8, 2014, the disease overtook her at her home in Palo Alto, in the arms of her loving husband. The second of three daughters, BJ was born in the small town of Bolivia, North Carolina, on August 31, 1931, to Early and Blanche Danford. She married her second husband, Frank Lockfeld, in...

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Edward Samuel Arnold Jr.
April 3, 1918 - July 6, 2014
Palo Alto, California

Tags: public service

A memorial service has been scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 30, for Edward Samuel Arnold Jr., a longtime stockbroker who served on the Palo Alto City Council for a decade during the city's politically tumultuous 1960s, when divisive growth issues dominated community politics. Arnold, known as "Ed" to friends and the community, died July 6 following a period of declining health. He served on the co...

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Nancy Eleanor Bregstein
Oct. 11, 1922 - July 2, 2014
Santa Clara, California

Tags: arts/media

Nancy Eleanor Frank Bregstein, born October 11, 1922 in Los Angeles, California, to Juliette G. and Lawrence P. Frank, died amongst family on July 2, 2014, in Palo Alto, where she has lived since 2008. She was briefly married to Producer Earnest H. Martin, followed by her lifelong partner, Herbert L. Bregstein, distributor of foreign films. Just marvelous—Nancy was as classy as they come. A fun...

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