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Avery William Rogers
Nov. 8, 1924 - June 14, 2011
Menlo Park, California
Avery Rogers, a 56-year resident of Menlo Park, died June 14, 2011. He was born Nov. 8, 1924 in Paso Robles, CA. He grew up on a golf course with older parents, Bessie Alice who hailed from a Mayflower family in New England, and William who came from England as a youth to work as a singing maitre de, golf pro, and later grocery store owner in Berkeley. Avery, their only child, served right out of ...

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William Williams
Dec. 4, 1924 - June 10, 2011
Columbus, NC
Bill Williams, 86, of Tryon Estates, Columbus, N.C., passed away on June 10, 2011, at the Hospice House of the Carolina Foothills. Bill was born on Dec. 4, 1924, in Johnstown, Penn., to Raymond Eugene Williams and Emaline Shaver Williams. He was a graduate of Westmont High School. Bill was a Marine Corps Sergeant during World War II participating in both the Guam and Iwo Jima invasions. Afte...

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Guy Russell Doran
July 29, 1951 - June 9, 2011
Laguna, California
Guy Doran left us on June 9, 2011. He was a 32-year resident of the Peninsula. He was born in New York on July 29, 1951, and attended school in New York City and Galway, N.Y. After high school, Guy served in the Navy as a medic in Vietnam. After being discharged, he stayed in California, initially in San Diego, and then in the Bay Area. He had fallen in love with the ocean. Guy advanced his ...

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Raymond 'Hap' Halloran
Feb. 4, 1922 - June 7, 2011
Menlo Park, California
Raymond F. (Hap) Halloran, 89, a resident of Menlo Park, died June 7, 2011. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Feb. 4, 1922. He developed an early fascination for airplanes and, after Pearl Harbor, joined the Army Air Force. He shipped out to the Pacific Theater in 1944 as a B-29 navigator. He was shot down over Tokyo and was a prisoner of war in Japan until he was liberated in 1945. After...

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Phyllis Campbell
1915 - June 3, 2011
Palo Alto, California
Phyllis Campbell, 95, a 50-year resident of Palo Alto, died June 2, 2011. She was born in Oakland in 1915. She spent her early childhood in Hughson, a town just outside of Modesto on a 20-acre fruit farm. After a few years, her family moved to Downey, a town in Southern California, where she taught choir at Downey High School, the school from which she graduated. She attended the University ...

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Earl Alexander
May 27, 1924 - May 14, 2011
Los Altos, California
Earl "Don" Alexander passed away peacefully on May 14, 2011, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born to Sylvia and William Hinkley in San Francisco, Earl assumed the name of his stepfather, Don Alexander, when he entered the Army Air Force in World War II. He served as a B-17 bombardier out of Foggia, Italy. Briefly shot down and missing in action, he was rescued by the Russians. He returned t...

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Leonard W. Ely
Oct. 2, 1923 - April 29, 2011
Palo Alto, California
Leonard W. Ely, a man who will be remembered for his passion for family, community, and his alma mater, Stanford University, died at 87 on April 29, 2011, in Palo Alto. A true local, Leonard was born in Palo Alto in 1923, the son of Dr. Leonard Ely and Jessica Wilbur Ely and grandson of the University's third president, Ray Lyman Wilbur. He graduated from Palo Alto High School and flew B-24s ...

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Theodore Chandik
March 11, 1937 - April 27, 2011
La Honda, California
Theodore (Ted) Alexander Chandik, 74 of La Honda, California died suddenly Wednesday, April 27, 2011. Ted was born to Alexander Chandik and Lydia (Blahunka) Chandik in Chicago, Illinois, on March 11, 1937. After earning his BS from Indiana University, he served time in the United States Army and followed up with a Masters in Education from Indiana University. He began his career teaching hi...

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Colin Charles Eldridge
Nov. 8, 1919 - April 19, 2011
Menlo Park, California
56-year resident of Menlo Park proceeded in death by his wife Marian Edgar Eldridge and eldest daughter Wendy Eldridge Gansereit, passed peacefully at home on April 19, 2011 after a seven year battle with Parkinson’s beating the odds of “no tubes, no rice, no mush”. Our father, a graduate of Cornell University, worked for the Burlington and Western Pacific Railroads, retired as Chief Transportatio...

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Frank Ratliff
Jan. 24, 1926 - March 29, 2011
Palo Alto, California
Frank Ratliff, 85, who taught English to generations of Palo Alto high school students, died on March 29, 2011, after a short illness. A long-time local resident, he moved to Palo Alto in 1962. After two years at Truckee High School, Mr. Ratliff taught at Cubberley High School from 1957-1962, then served as an advanced programs consultant to the Palo Alto Unified School District 1962-64, an...

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Harold Milton Partelow
July 8, 1923 - March 21, 2011
Palo Alto, California
Harold Milton Partelow, a long time Palo Alto resident passed away peacefully on March 21, 2011. Hal was born on July 8, 1923, in Hibbing, Minnesota, to Oscar and Pearl Partelow. He attended Central High School and Superior State Teachers college before enlisting in the Army Air Corps February 1943. Hal was a 2nd Lt. and pilot of a B-24 bomber. He was awarded an air medal for meritorious achiev...

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Robert MacDonald
Sept. 24, 1927 - March 19, 2011
Menlo Park, California
Robert John MacDonald, the most wonderful and humorous husband, father and grandfather, left those who loved him most on Saturday, March 19th, 2011 at 3:45 p.m. He was 83 years old. Born in Scranton, Penn., he settled in San Francisco as a young man where he received his law degree from Hastings College of the Law. He went on to practice in San Mateo County for over 55 years. Fair and generou...

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Ross Vander Eversole
Aug. 14, 1949 - March 9, 2011
McMinnville, Oregon
Ross Vander Eversole of McMinnville, Ore., and formerly of Palo Alto, Calif., passed away March 9, 2011, at Life Care Center of McMinnville. Ross was born in Texas City, Texas, on Aug. 14, 1949, and moved to California as an infant. He grew up in the Florin/Elk Grove area, near Sacramento. In his senior year, his family moved to Concord, Calif., where he graduated from Clayton Valley High Schoo...

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Francis William Dresch
Sept. 21, 1913 - March 9, 2011
Palo Alto, California
Fran was born in Sharon, Pennsylvania, on Sept 21, 1913. He moved to Stanford, California, to attend Stanford University, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in 1932 and his Masters in 1934. Mr. Dresch was a member of the Stanford Cardinal Society, and was a loyal attendee of their annual homecoming luncheons until 2010. In 1937 he received his PhD in mathematics at the University of Califor...

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Arthur J. Sullivan
Dec. 21, 1923 - March 8, 2011
San Mateo, California
Arthur J. Sullivan passed away on Tuesday, March 8, 2011, succumbing after a valiant three-year battle from Parkinson's disease, minor strokes and other ailments. Despite the diminished quality of life he endured over the past three years, Art maintained his positive spirit and sense of humor. His lifespan of 87 years was one of great accomplishment and had a tremendous impact on all of those f...

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Roy Lafayette Glauz Jr.
Oct. 25, 1923 - March 7, 2011
Palo Alto, California
Roy Glauz, a longtime resident of Palo Alto, died peacefully on March 7, 2011, after a short illness. He was 87. Born and raised in Detroit, Mich., Roy graduated from the University of Michigan in 1944 with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. He served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Gardiners Bay. After completing a tour of duty in Singapore and Hong Kong, he earned an M.B.A. at the W...

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Merrill Harwood Bickford
Dec. 19, 1923 - March 7, 2011
Palo Alto, California
Merrill Bickford (aka Stuart Harwood): Sculptor, Dancer, Shameless Punster. The artist known as Stuart Harwood was born by the name of Merrill Bickford on Dec. 19, 1923. He died peacefully, surrounded by family in Palo Alto, on March 7, 2011. Bickford/Harwood had an unusually colorful life that reflected his favorite expression: “life is but a dream.” Born into poverty (as he would say, “w...

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Joe D. Archibeque
Oct. 18, 1916 - March 3, 2011
Belmont, California
Joe Archibeque, a longtime resident of Belmont, died March 3, 2011. He was born Oct. 18, 1916, in Durango, Colo. Joe was a WWII Navy veteran and a graduate of San Diego State University. He received his Master's Degree in Social Sciences and a Counseling Credential from the same institution. In his many years as an educator in the San Diego Unified School District and the Mountain View Schoo...

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William G. Alhouse
June 10, 1925 - Feb. 24, 2011
Palo Alto, California
William "Billy" Alhouse, 85, a Palo Alto resident who owned Alhouse Realty for 50 years passed away peacefully of pneumonia with his loving family surrounding him on Feb. 24, 2011. Born in Jamaica, N.Y., he graduated from Stony Brook Christian Boys School, joined the Navy and was released in California. He graduated from UC Santa Barbara and obtained a Masters Degree in Education from Stanford ...

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Doris Harvey
Sept. 15, 1922 - Feb. 24, 2011
Palo Alto, California
Doris Harvey, surrounded by her family, died peacefully on Feb. 24, 2011, from pneumonia complicating the multiple medical problems that she had fearlessly and quietly battled. Born in Columbus, Wisconsin, in 1922 to Henry and Pearl Roberts, she grew up and attended school there. After graduating from The University of Wisconsin with a B.S. degree in medical technology, she enlisted in the U.S...

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