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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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Stewart Earle Clegg
Jan. 25, 1926 - April 29, 2013
Trinity Center, California
Stew, aged 87 passed peacefully on April 29, with Anna, his wife of 61 years, at his side in Redding. He was born in Chino, CA, to Earle and Edna Clegg. He graduated from Sequoia H.S., in 1948, received his teaching degree from S.J. State, followed by a Masters in P.E. from Stanford. In 1950 he joined the U.S. Air Force. He returned to Mountain View, where he was a teacher and principal for 35 ye...

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Philip Lally
Sept. 30, 1925 - April 28, 2013
Palo Alto, California
Phil Lally passed away on April 28 at his home in Palo Alto after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 87 years old. Born in New York City on Sept. 30, 1925, he was the only child of John and Mary Lally. Early on he showed a strong affinity for study and learning, winning a city-wide academic contest for appointment to Xavier Prep. Phil then attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, ...

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Michael Henry Rose
Oct. 13, 1947 - April 21, 2013
Sunnyvale, California
Michael Henry Rose, a lifelong resident of the Peninsula, died April 21 after a long illness. He was 65. Born in Palo Alto on Oct. 13, 1947, he graduated from Palo Alto High School in 1966. He served in Vietnam with the U.S. Army and earned a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He owned Michael's Men's Wear in Mountain View and was self-employed in the computer industry. He leaves his twin sister, Mary...

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Fred W. Carnes
March 24, 1920 - April 7, 2013
Palo Alto/ Sun Valley Idaho/Carmel Valley, Ca, California
On the morning of April 7, 2013, Fred passed away from complications from pneumonia in Carmel Valley, California. He was surrounded by his daughters and comforted by his wife of 71 years, Carolyn Carnes. Fred was 93 years old. Fred was born on March 24, 1920 in St. Cloud Minnesota to Blanche and Winfield Carnes. He was one of three brothers, Jack, Merk and had one sister, Viola. They all preceded...

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Allen Meyers
Dec. 7, 1936 - March 31, 2013
Redwood City, California
Allen (Al) Meyers passed away on Easter Sunday (March 31, 2013) at the age of 76. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Patricia Rhodes-Meyers; his five children: Dennis, Doureen, Daniel, Donald and Jacki; 13 grandchildren: and one great-grandson. Al was born in North Dakota in 1936 to his father Edward (Ed) and mother Martha. As a boy Al moved with his family to California, where he gradua...

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Dennis Lee McCroskey
Aug. 25, 1945 - March 28, 2013
Palo Alto, California
Beloved husband, father and brother, Dennis McCroskey died at home on March 28 in Palo Alto, Calif. after a five-year battle with prostate cancer. Dennis faced his disease progression with stoicism and resolve and without complaint. His quiet strength and unique sense of humor delighted his family and all who knew him. We will miss him terribly. Dennis was born in New York City to the late Pa...

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Richard R. Patterson
Oct. 1, 1923 - March 9, 2013
Florence, Oregon
Richard Patterson passed away after deteriorating health on March 9 at age 89 in Florence, Ore. Dick, his preferred name, and his wife Arline were well known in Palo Alto between 1960 and 1983 for their family-run variety store on California Avenue. They first took over a very small business named Community Variety and Toys and made it their own for six years. Following a rent increase they made t...

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Albert P Dadian
Oct. 6, 1912 - March 3, 2013
Palo Alto, California
Albert P. Dadian, a resident of Palo Alto for more than 58 years and longtime Stanford University employee, died peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, March 3, 2013. Albert just celebrated his 100th birthday with his family on Oct. 6, 2012, with a full day of activities, reflection and memories of one century of history. Albert was the fourth of five children born in Fresno, Calif., in 1912 to Pe...

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William Harrison Heflin
May 5, 1926 - March 2, 2013
Mount Vernon, Washington
William Harrison (Bill) Heflin passed away in Mount Vernon, Washington on March 2, 2013. He was born May 5, 1926, in Lincoln, Nebraska, to Bernice Irene Gross Heflin and William Duane Heflin. He spent his childhood in Ceresco, Nebraska, where his father ran a trucking business and his grandfather, Milo Harrison Gross, owned a general store. In 1937, the family moved to University Place, L...

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John Daniel O'Brien
Dec. 31, 1918 - March 2, 2013
Sebastopol, California
He was called Dan, J.D., Uncle Dan, Grampa, Great Grampa and always Dear Old Dad (he signed all birthday cards D.O.D.) Dan was a fourth generation Californian, born in San Francisco on December 31, 1918. His parents were Jack O'Brien and Nadine Eslick O'Brien (later of Burlingame). He grew up in Daly City and Burlingame. After graduating early from high school, he was thought to be too young for c...

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Lester Alaric Roberts
July 31, 1925 - Feb. 28, 2013
Palo Alto, California
Lester Alaric Roberts, beloved husband and father, scientist, musician, friend and generous contributor to his community, died at home of multiple myeloma on February 28, 2013. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Barbara Roberts, his six children, Susan Roberts-Manganelli (Sauro Manganelli), Anne Roberts, Stephen Roberts, Paul Roberts (Josie), Cynthia Roberts McCabe (Dan), and Jan Roberts Silk...

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William H. Mauel
Dec. 21, 1914 - Feb. 28, 2013
Menlo Park, California
William H. Mauel, born Dec. 21, 1914, in Redding, California was called home by his Lord on Feb. 28, 2013, in Menlo Park, California. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Lillian Mauel of Menlo Park, sons William H. Mauel, Jr. of Auburn, California and D. Clark Mauel of Los Altos, California, four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Bill spent his early years in Redding, California a...

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Jon R. Stephens
May 26, 1942 - Feb. 15, 2013
Palo Alto (and Pacifica), California
Jon Stephens, died on February 15 at his home in Pacifica, Calif. Born in Great Falls, MT in 1942, he was 70 when he died. He lived in Palo Alto for 42 years. Two of his favorite activities as a child were pushing large rocks off the cliffs below the falls at Ryan Dam in Montana and searching for Native American artifacts. At the time there were 11 small residences at the dam. He grew up in...

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Charles "Dick" Dickey Randall
Feb. 25, 1923 - Feb. 10, 2013
Atheron, California
After almost 90 years of vibrant life, Dick passed away on February 10th surrounded by his family at Kaiser Hospital in Redwood City. Born in Highland Park, Illinois, on February 25, 1923, he was the son of Elizabeth Lee and Irving Randall, Sr., who moved to Los Altos in 1929. His death was preceded by that of his two brothers, Irving and Lee. Dick attended Los Alamos School, Choate Preparat...

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John Nicholas Luque
May 20, 1917 - Feb. 5, 2013
Palo Alto, California
John was born on May 20, 1917 in Oahu, Hawaii and passed away peacefully on Feb. 5, 2013, in Palo Alto at the age of 95. He was the youngest of 10 children and the lone survivor of 5 sisters and 2 brothers. He moved with his family to San Francisco at the age of 4 where he resided up to 1948. He lived most of his life in Menlo Park and for the last 5 years in Palo Alto. John was always prou...

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Clarence 'John' Ahern
Oct. 17, 1930 - Jan. 28, 2013
Redwood City, California
Clarence ?John? Ahern, a lifelong resident of Redwood City, died at his home on Jan 28. He was 82. Born in San Francisco, John lived his entire life in Redwood City and attended Our Lady of Mt Carmel and Sequoia High School. He had worked at Pan American Airlines and later retired from Varian Associates after a 30-year career in the Microwave Tube Division. After retirement, John became ...

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George Ellis Schiel
Oct. 22, 1924 - Jan. 24, 2013
Portola Valley, California
George Ellis Schiel, 88, of Redwood City, California, died on Thursday January 24, 2013. He was born to the late Delbert and Rose Schiel on October 22, 1924. George graduated from Sequoia High School and served in the United States Army from 1943-1946, during World War II. George married Aileen Marchi in August 1949. He worked in the shoe business as the proprietor of the former Schiel Sho...

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Lee Chester Keene
March 18, 1922 - Jan. 22, 2013
Palo Alto, California
Lee Keene, 90, a resident of Palo Alto, died Jan. 22, 2013, at Stanford Hospital after a short illness. Born in Hollister, Calif., March 18, 1922, he graduated from Stanford and through the Navy attended and taught at Harvard and MIT. He was known for his ingenuity, problem solving and all around brilliant career in engineering. He was an avid fisherman, and very proud of the homes he built for...

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Jack Anthony Hybl
May 27, 1926 - Jan. 22, 2013
Menlo Park, California
Jack A. Hybl May 27, 1926 - Jan. 22, 2013 Jack Hybl passed away peacefully on Jan. 22, 2013, from lung cancer. He was born in Oak Park, Ill. He lived there with his mother, twin sister and older brother until he joined the Marines in 1943. He married Beverly Jean in 1950 in Oklahoma City. They moved to California, where Jack managed a pottery shop in Los Angeles. After five years they mo...

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