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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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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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Joseph B. Franzini
Nov. 10, 1920 - April 15, 2015
Palo Alto, California

Tags: teacher/educator

Joseph B. Franzini -- beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend of many -- passed away peacefully on April 15, 2015, in Palo Alto. Joe was a friendly, intelligent, active man who was genuinely interested in others, always ready with a gentle chuckle and kind word. With his positive attitude, warm smile and lifelong curiosity, he could connect to people from all walks of...

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Kathryn Green
July 17, 1953 - April 12, 2015
Los Altos Hills, California
Kathryn Green, a passionate philanthropist dedicated to the arts, environment and women's issues, passed away at Stanford Hospital on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, following a tragic roadside accident. The beloved wife of Richard Partridge, senior staff scientist at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Kathryn was a resident of Los Altos Hills since 2006, a free spirit who touched many lives. Born ...

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William Cohen
June 1, 1933 - April 11, 2015
Palo Alto, California

Tags: teacher/educator

William Cohen, the C. Wendell and Edith M. Carlsmith Professor of Law, Emeritus at Stanford Law School, died April 11 at age 81 after living with Parkinson's disease for many years. After earning his law degree at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1956, Professor Cohen clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, whom Cohen later praised for his "easy, fluid wr...

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Jean Lewis Fox Horn
Sept. 9, 1932 - April 11, 2015
Palo Alto, California
Jean Lewis Fox Horn passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 11, at Stanford Hospital, secondary to cardiac disease. Jeanie was born on Sept. 9, 1932, in Summit, New Jersey, to John and Helen Fox. With her parents and two younger sisters, the family moved to East Hartford, Connecticut, in 1942, where she attended grammar school. Two years later, during World War II, the Fox family moved to t...

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Joanna Stedman
Dec. 20, 1920 - April 11, 2015
Palo Alto, California
Joanna Stedman, 94, died peacefully in her sleep at home on April 11. Born in Amsterdam, Joanna, along with her brother and parents, came to North America at an early age to join other relatives who had made the journey and spent three years in British Columbia before becoming United States citizens. They moved to the Bay Area, and Joanna spent the rest of her life here, spreading kindness and ...

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Robert F Jordan
July 19, 1933 - April 10, 2015
Redwood City, CA, California
Robert (Bob) Jordan passed away peacefully on April 10th surrounded by his family after exchanging heart-felt goodbyes. He was a loving, proud father and husband, survived by his wife Barbara Jordan (Alameda, CA), his sons Tim Jordan (Bremerton, WA) and Kevin Jordan (Alameda, CA) as well as daughters Jill Heryford (Vashon Island, WA) and Becky Mees (Bend, OR), and nine grandchildren. Bob was bo...

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Anita Burdman Feferman
July 27, 1927 - April 9, 2015
Stanford, California

Tags: arts/media

Anita Burdman Feferman died peacefully at the age of 87 in hospice care at her home, to the surprise of many who thought her invincible. Professionally, she was noted as the author of two highly praised biographies, and personally as a vibrant, stylish, athletic, direct, spontaneous, engaging and engaged human being. She was a loyal friend to young and old; to her family she was sine qua non as a ...

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Ledger D. Free, Jr.
Dec. 24, 1921 - April 5, 2015
Menlo Park, California

Tags: public service, business, veteran

Ledger D. Free, Jr., 93, of Menlo Park, CA, died at home on Easter morning, April 5, 2015, of congestive heart failure. He will be remembered as a man of great energy and integrity, and as a loving, dedicated father and husband, who put family above all else. Ledger was born on Christmas Eve, 1921, in Casper, WY, the eldest son of the late Ledger Daniel and Clara Belle (Williams) Free. He...

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Juanita Girand
Dec. 8, 1937 - April 1, 2015
Palo Alto, California
Juanita Jones Girand was born in 1937 in the then Panama Canal Zone. She was the desperately-sought-after only child from an extended family, the granddaughter of American pioneers who had emigrated to Panama in search of better lives. At the time of steamships, her young life was punctuated by travel to and from the United States, visiting various extended family. She became valedictorian of her ...

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Richard Max Rosenbloom
June 30, 1923 - March 28, 2015
Palo Alto, California

Tags: arts/media, veteran

Richard Rosenbloom, 91, a well-respected television and movie producer, passed away peacefully at the Vi of Palo Alto, California, retirement community on March 28, 2015. He was born in Far Rockaway, New York, was a graduate of the University of Michigan, and continued his education at The New School for Social Research in New York and The Ecole Technique du Cinema in Paris, France. He served a...

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Thomas Kilburn Hickey
Sept. 4, 1936 - March 27, 2015
Oakland, California

Tags: arts/media, veteran

Thomas Kilburn Hickey, an artist his entire life, died in Oakland, California, on Friday, March 27, 2015. Born in Palo Alto, California, he was the son of Daniel Kilburn Hickey and Novia Rogers Hickey, both artists. He was the brother of Daniel Paul Hickey (1932-2008). He graduated from Palo Alto High School, 1954. He was a resident of Palo Alto much of his life. He served in the U.S. Army and ...

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Dorothy Mitchell
April 6, 1918 - March 25, 2015
Menlo Park, California

Tags: business

What an incredible life! Dorothy Mitchell passed away peacefully on March 25, 2015 at age 96 surrounded by loved ones at the home of her daughter, Kathy Kenney-Baskin of Menlo Park, CA. Dorothy, better known as “Anyu” (Hungarian for mother) was born in Budapest, Hungary as Dorothy Renyi on April 6, 1918. After completing college Dorothy married Arthur Kanitz and had three children: Gabriella Pe...

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Henry Norbury Kuechler III
March 15, 1938 - March 25, 2015
Atherton, California
Henry, known to his friends as "Hank," was born on March 15, 1938, in Stanford Hospital to Beth and Henry Kuechler (Mary Elizabeth Stewart & Henry Norbury Kuechler, Jr.) of Atherton, California. His upbringing was greatly influenced and shaped by his beloved grandfather, A.O. Stewart. Henry had three sisters, Sue (Mrs. James Harris, who preceded him in death), Sally (Mrs. Warren Debenham) ...

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