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John Charles Loustaunou
Oct. 15, 1938 - June 3, 2012
Menlo Park, California
Jack Loustaunou passed away peacefully among loved ones Sunday, June 3, at his home in Menlo Park at the age of 73. A beloved member of the mid-peninsula community, Jack was an avid traveler and also spent much of his time in Paris and Argentiere, France and New York, NY. Born in 1938 in Los Angeles, Jack earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics at USC and served in the U.S. Navy as a Lieuten...

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Avram Goldstein
July 3, 1919 - June 1, 2012
Palo Alto, California
Avram Goldstein, 92, a Stanford professor of pharmacology and one of the discoverers of endorphins in the late 1970s, died June 1, 2012, after a long decline. He helped create the new Stanford Medical School in the 1950s, wrote a pharmacology textbook, founded a journal, organized California's first major methadone program, and made breakthrough discoveries in his lab about how narcotic drugs work...

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George Griffin
May 13, 1931 - June 1, 2012
Palo Alto, California
Dr. George D. Griffin, 81, a 61-year resident of Palo Alto, died June 1, 2012. He was born on May 13, 1931, in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. He and his family moved around the states living in Minnesota, Washington, Oregon and Ohio. When he was looking at colleges, he claimed to have chosen Stanford University for his undergrad studies because it was the only co-ed university at the time and he "want...

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Joe D. Balocco
Aug. 29, 1919 - May 29, 2012
Woodside, California
Joseph Dominic Balocco, 92, of Woodside, Calif., passed away from natural causes on May 29, 2012, in Indian Wells, Calif. Joe was born in Redwood City on Aug. 29, 1919, and was the youngest of six children. His parents, Catherine and Christopher, came to the United States from Italy settling first in San Francisco and then moving to Redwood City after the 1906 earthquake. Joe served during Worl...

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Hans Fink
March 1, 1940 - May 15, 2012
Menlo Park and San Bruno, California
Hans Fink, 72, born Feb. 29, 1940, in Vienna, Austria, died peacefully at home on May 15, 2012, in San Bruno, Calif., surrounded by family and friends. Dearly beloved husband of Kathryn Low; devoted father of Adriane Fink and father-in-law of Jill Gasowski; dear stepfather of Kristen Calderon and Karen Naylor, dear step father-in-law of Cesar Calderon; wonderful Opa to Saiya, Kindred, Manaen, L...

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William D Wagstaffe
Nov. 11, 1922 - May 14, 2012
Menlo Park, California
Born in Alameda, California, to Harold and Margareta Bergin Wagstaffe and raised on the Peninsula, Bill attended Our Lady of Angels Grammar School in Burlingame, then went on to Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose. A graduate of the Class of 1940, he was the first person in school history to work on the newspaper -- the first edition of which came out in 1936 -- all four years of its existe...

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William Chamberlain
Aug. 16, 1920 - May 5, 2012
Palo Alto, California
William Ellsworth Chamberlain passed away Saturday, May 5 in Palo Alto, Calif., at the age of 91. Known as "Bill," he was born Aug. 16, 1920, in Providence, R.I., to William Chamberlain, Sr. and Kathryne Walsh. Bill had resided with his family in Palo Alto for the last 40 years. After losing his mother at the age of three, Bill and his older sister Bernadette were raised by their maternal aunt,...

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Sheldon D. Sicotte
Feb. 22, 1931 - May 1, 2012
Palo Alto, California
Sheldon Sicotte, 81, of Palo Alto, Calif., passed away from cancer at Stanford Hospital on May 1, 2012. He was better known as Zeke, a nickname from childhood days. He was born in 1931 in Oakland, Calif., to Fred and Marguerite Goessi Sicotte. He graduated from Piedmont High School and Stanford University. He served as an officer in the Navy during the Korean War and beyond, from 1952 to 1955, ...

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Spurgeon (Tim) Tyler
May 6, 1927 - April 16, 2012
The Sea Ranch, California
Spurgeon S. (Tim) Tyler died suddenly on Monday, April 16, 2012 just before his 85th birthday. He was a resident of Palo from the early 197Os until 1998 when he and his wife Martha (Dibby) Tyler moved to The Sea Ranch. Tim was born in Baltimore, Maryland on May 6, 1927. He grew up in Baltimore spending summers on the Chesapeake Bay with his grandparents in Chance, Maryland on the Eastern Shore ...

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Robert Ross Staley
Dec. 6, 1921 - April 6, 2012
Cupertino, California
Robert Ross Staley died April 6, 2102. Born in Tulsa, Okla., in 1921, he was a graduate of Cal Tech with Masters Degrees from Cal Tech, Stanford and Harvard. He served in the Navy during WWII and he worked for over 35 years as a technical writer and editor in the aeronautics industry. He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Jane Dugan Staley; and he is survived by his three children, ...

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Bonnar (Bart) Cox
Feb. 2, 1924 - April 3, 2012
Palo Alto, California
Bonnar "Bart" Cox, a lifelong resident of the Palo Alto area, died April 3, 2012, from cancer. He was 88 years old. Bart came from Fresno to the Palo Alto area at the age of 3 with his father, Ross Cox, and his mother, Isabel Margaret Cox. Bart's father had been hired to lay out roads and building plots for the areas that would become the Felton Gables part of Menlo Park. Bart attended sch...

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Leslie (Lee) Fremont Harrod
July 3, 1925 - March 31, 2012
Menlo Park, California
Leslie "Lee" Fremont Harrod of Menlo Park passed away at home, in the company of his wife, sitting by the fireplace at approximately 8:10 p.m. on Saturday, March 31. He had been released from the hospital the previous day, following complications from pneumonia. Lee was born on July 3, 1925, in San Diego, Calif., to Leslie Sr. and Loretta Harrod. He had a powerful love for sailing and, followin...

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George Thomas Hayes
June 18, 1917 - March 26, 2012
Palo Alto, California
George Thomas Hayes II died March 26, 2012, in Palo Alto surrounded by his loving family. Born June 18, 1917, to George Thomas Hayes and Frances Mary Hayes, George grew up in Riverside, Calif., where he attended elementary, middle, high school and junior college. He received scholarships to attend the Boeing School of Aeronautics, followed by U.C. Berkeley School of Engineering and Harvard Busi...

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Robert Thurman Albertson
Nov. 7, 1943 - March 14, 2012
San Francisco, California
Robert "Bob" Thurman Albertson passed away unexpectedly on March 14, 2012. He was born in Palo Alto on Nov. 7, 1943. He attended Ravenswood High School in East Palo Alto. Bob served in the Air Force in the 1960s. He attended UCP School of Dentistry where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1978. He enjoyed both his patients and staff at his office in Oakland, Calif. Bob will be mi...

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Henry Dykmans Wagner
June 29, 1918 - March 13, 2012
Sun Lakes, Arizona
Henry Dykmans Wagner (Hank), age 93 of Sun Lakes, Ariz., passed away March 13, 2012. Hank was born and raised in San Jose, Calif. Hank served his country with the U.S. Air Force during WWII, serving as Group Operations officer, flying B-25s with Chenault and the Flying Tigers in China. He retired as a Major in 1946. Hank graduated from the University of Oregon as a Sigma Chi where he met his...

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Oswald Thompson
April 1, 1925 - March 11, 2012
Palo Alto, California
Oswald "Ozzie" Peter Thompson passed away peacefully in his home on Sunday, March 11, 2012. Ozzie was born in Baldwin, Louisiana, and served in the Navy before moving to Texas. After working for the VA Hospital in Texas he then migrated to Palo Alto in 1965. Devoted husband to Verta Mae Thompson for over 40 years, they shared many camping trips, were involved in numerous social organizations...

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Delloyd George Ulander
Nov. 11, 1915 - March 7, 2012
Sun Lakes, Arizona
Delloyd Ulander, D.D.S., age 96, of Sun Lakes, Ariz., passed away on March 7, 2012. Delloyd was born in Stanley, Wis., on Nov. 11, 1915, the son of George and Jenny Ulander. He attended the University of Wisconsin and the University of Minnesota from which he received a degree of doctor of dentistry. Dr. Ulander had his office in Edina, Minn., and served on the teaching staff of the Universi...

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John Michael D'Zurko
May 9, 1924 - March 4, 2012
Cupertino, California
John Michael D'Zurko: born in Pittsburgh, Penn., on May 9, 1924, and died peacefully at Stanford on Sunday, March 4, 2012, of complications from lymphoma. He is survived by his younger brother, William D'Zurko of Mountaintop, Penn.; son, Michael D'Zurko of San Jose; and daughter, Marla Mulkey (Mike) and two children Marisa and Matthew Mulkey, of Mountain View. A hero to his family, John was on...

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Robert Joseph Purcell
Feb. 9, 1915 - Feb. 23, 2012
Palo Alto, California
Bob passed way peacefully at home in Palo Alto on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012. Born in New York City, he attended Brooklyn Prep and graduated from Fordham University in 1935 and then started his career in commercial real estate. While working as a civilian at Wright Patterson AFB in Dayton, Ohio, he met co-worker Marguerite Fuetsch, the love of his life, in 1942. They were married upon his return...

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Frank B. Cliff
April 8, 1927 - Feb. 18, 2012
Palo Alto, California
Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge and loving father Frank B. Cliff passed away earlier this month in his home Feb. 18, 2012. The Honorable "Just call me Frank" was 84 years old and a Palo Alto resident since 1939. Prior to 1939 Frank served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He served in Alaska. Frank attended grade school in Palo Alto starting at Jorden Middle School and then onto ...

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