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Peter Hom
1931 - Oct. 3, 2013
Palo Alto, California
Peter Hom, of Palo Alto, passed away on Oct. 3, 2013 with his family by his side. He was 82. Peter was a wonderful husband and loving father with a genuine and generous heart. Peter was married to Gloria, who survives him. They lived happily in Palo Alto and celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this year. Peter practiced law for almost 40 years in Santa Clara County where he was one of th...

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Christopher (Skip) Bruce Berryessa
Oct. 2, 1942 - Oct. 1, 2013
Palo Alto, California
Christopher (Skip) Bruce Berryessa passed away at his Palo Alto home the day before his 71st birthday on Oct. 1, 2013. He had been ill for the past few years after his retirement as a cemetery worker at Alta Mesa Memorial Park where he worked 35 years caring for all those who went before him. Well known in his Palo Alto community all the years of his life, he will be remembered by family and fr...

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James Allen Schroder
Sept. 16, 1947 - Sept. 29, 2013
Reno, Nevada
Former Sunnyvale resident James Allen Schroder, 66, died Sept. 29, 2013, in Reno, Nev. Mr. Schroder was born Sept. 16, 1947, in Palo Alto, Calif., to Royal G. and Mildred M. (Mills) Schroder. He attended St. Thomas Aquinas for primary school. He graduated from Palo Alto High School in 1965. James proudly served in the United States Marine Corps. James received a Presidential Unit Citation for th...

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Archie Nolan Sharp
Feb. 3, 1922 - Sept. 13, 2013
Menlo Park, California
Archie Nolan Sharp, 91, a longtime resident of Menlo Park and Palo Alto, died Friday September 13, 2013. He was born February 3, 1922, in Royal Center, Indiana. He moved to Menlo Park with his family in 1937 and graduated from Sequoia High School in 1940. He attended College of San Mateo before becoming a Naval Aviator, serving his country with distinction as a Full Lieutenant and Patrol Pl...

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Alvin Henry Soderquist
Feb. 23, 1921 - Aug. 25, 2013
Palo Alto, California
Alvin Henry Soderquist of Palo Alto died on Aug. 25. He was born on Feb. 23, 1921. Loving husband of Helen for 67 years. Proud father of Steve, Scott (Debbie) and Jayne. Grandfather of Loch (Petina), Hugh (Mele), and Eric Soderquist and Mathew and Nathan (Brittany) Kempe. Great-grandfather of six: Ella, Ava, Kai Koura, Fallon, Memphis, and newborn McKenzie. Member of Unity Church of Palo Alto fo...

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Claburn Halsted "Ying" Jones
Sept. 11, 1924 - Aug. 10, 2013
Phoenix, Arizona
Ying Jones was born in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin, to Catherine and Claburn Everett Jones. He was raised along with his two sisters, Catherine and Mary Ann, and brother Robert in Highland Park, Illinois. Ying graduated from Northwestern University. During World War II Ying served as a Second Lieutenant in the Army Air Corp as a navigator on B-24s in the Pacific. While attending Officer Traini...

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Paul Scribner DeCarli
1930 - Aug. 4, 2013
Redwood City, California
Growing up on the DeCarli dairy farm in the delta near Stockton, Paul began his studies at Stanford in 1948 . He served with the US Army from 1952 to 1954, returned to Stanford, and finished his B.Sc in Materials Science in 1956. Paul worked on shock effects in materials at the Stanford Research Institute, now known as SRI International. He and his colleagues were the first to use shock to ...

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Boris Wolper
April 8, 1924 - July 22, 2013
Woodside, California
Native San Franciscan Boris Wolper, a lifelong resident of the Bay Area, passed away on July 22, three and a half months after celebrating his 89th birthday. Boris had a zest for living that inspired everyone who knew him, and his joie de vivre, curiosity, and generosity took many forms. He was always ready for an adventure, traveling the globe with Marilyn, his sweetheart and wife of sixty-fo...

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Brad Branson Lowman
May 13, 1942 - June 21, 2013
Palo Alto, California
Brad Lowman, 71, born on May 13, 1942 died peacefully on June 21 in his sleep at his home in Palo Alto after a short illness. He was surrounded by family and friends throughout that morning. Brad was born in Warrensburg, MI, and moved first to Oregon, then Washington, and later to the Bay Area. He was a graduate of Palo Alto High School (class of 1960). Brad served twice in the United States Ar...

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Thomas Davy Sharples
Sept. 3, 1916 - June 20, 2013
Eugene, OR
An extraordinary life, well lived. Thomas Davy Sharples, born on Sept. 3, 1916 near Philadelphia, Pa., passed away in Vancouver, Wash., on June 20 at the age of 97, after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife Renate B. Sharples, his sons Tom and Hendrik, his daughters-in-law Shirley and Karen, his granddaughter Andrea, his sister Catherine and many nieces, nephews and good friends. We all...

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Tracy T. Lefteroff
May 9, 1954 - June 9, 2013
Portola Valley, California
Tracy T. Lefteroff, devoted husband and father, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, June 9, at the age of 59. Tracy was a loving husband and father and regularly spent his weekends cheering on his three sons at their basketball or soccer games or swim meets. He was a wine connoisseur and enjoyed sharing this passion with his friends and family. Tracy is survived by his wife, son...

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Robert W.F. Jones
June 23, 1935 - June 7, 2013
Menlo Park, California
Robert W.F. Jones died at his home in Menlo Park from complications associated with leukemia. Bob was predeceased by his mother Lura, father Tom and infant son Thomas. He is survived by his wife Ellen; children Marcus (Jean), Ada and Lura; grandchildren Cassius, Griffin, Calvin, Nora, Leland and Annette. Bob's early years were spent on the road: he was born in Columbia, South Carolina, moved t...

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Alan Doyle Anderson
March 27, 1928 - June 6, 2013
Menlo Park, California
Alan Anderson, 85, a 50-year resident of Menlo Park died on June 6, 2013. He was born in Los Angeles on March 27, 1928 & grew up in Southern California. After serving 4 years in the U.S. Coast Guard in the Philippines, Hawaii, Florida & Connecticut. he returned to graduate from Stanford University with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 1956. He worked at the young Hewlett-Packard & at v...

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William Roth
Sept. 19, 1919 - June 1, 2013
Palo Alto, California
The "Greatest Generation" lost one of its outstanding members when Bill Roth died in his sleep on June 1st at the age of 93. Like many of his generation, he served in World War II ? with the Army in New Guinea and the invasion of the Philippines ? and then returned to the Bay Area to raise a family and help build post-war America. Among the many projects his construction company completed was the ...

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Lucius (Skip) Warren Johnson, Jr.
April 7, 1923 - May 28, 2013
Palo Alto, California
Lucius (Skip) Warren Johnson, Jr. passed away peacefully from cancer at the PA Veteran?s Hospital on May 28, 2013. He was 90. A pleasant gentleman with a sense of humor, he loved photography, horticulture, carpentry, classical music, travel, the outdoors and genealogy. Born on April 7, 1923 in Long Beach, California, Skip?s navy family lived in San Diego, Cape Cod, Washington D.C. and Port Au P...

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Maxwell Arnold
Feb. 18, 1919 - May 24, 2013
Portola Valley, California
Maxwell Arnold, a 50-year resident of Portola Valley and an award-winning writer and producer of political, social cause, and commercial advertising, died May 24 at Stanford Hospital after a brief illness. He was 94. One of the original Mad Men, ?Bud? Arnold began his half-century-long career in the early 1950s, joining San Francisco?s Guild, Bascom and Bonfigli as a copywriter and eventually b...

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Bernard Robert Tanner
June 8, 1924 - May 22, 2013
Los Gatos, California
Bernard (?Barney?) Tanner, 88, former long-time resident of Palo Alto, passed away on May 22 at The Los Gatos Meadows, where he had been an active resident since 2001. Barney grew up in Kansas City, Miss., son of Lear and Hazel Tanner. He was an active Eagle Boy Scout in his youth and was a life-long dedicated bird-watcher. Barney is survived by his four sons, Bruce (Santa Cruz, Calif.), Dougl...

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Steven T. Rooks
Aug. 15, 1943 - May 20, 2013
Menlo Park, California
Heaven received another angel! We lost a dear, faithful, and loving brother, uncle, and friend. Steve humbly exemplified a life of faith, and passions for life, service, ministry, running, and baseball. He will be greatly missed. Praise God for Steve's powerful example of a life from which we can all learn. Having fought valiantly against cancer for many years, Steve, age 69, passed peac...

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Charles Elmer Dunn
April 17, 1923 - May 18, 2013
Los Altos, California
Charles Elmer Dunn, 90, passed away peacefully on May 18, 2013. Commonly known as ?Chuck? by friends and associates, he was ?Grandpa Charley? to his family. A resident of Mountain View and Los Altos since 1946, Charley and his wife, Val, moved to California in 1943. He is survived by son Charles (Nancy) Dunn, Jr. of Los Altos and three beloved grandchildren: Jeffrey (Noelle) Dunn of Los Altos, Jen...

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Andrew Severance Pastorius
Oct. 28, 1942 - May 3, 2013
Menlo Park, California
To those who knew and loved him his memory will never grow old ? In loving memory of Andrew Severance Pastorius, ?Drew?, 71 1942-2013 The beloved husband of Carmela ?Lina? Pastorius passed away at their home at Menlo Park on May 3, 2013. He was born on October 28th, 1942, in Orange, Connecticut, to loving parents Robert B. Pastorius and Katharine S. Pastorius. He was a prominent student an...

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