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Robert Shepard
Oct. 7, 1919 - Dec. 6, 2011
Lake Owsego, Oregon
Robert E. (Bob) Shepard passed away in Lake Oswego, Ore., on Dec. 6, 2011. He was born in Pittsfield, Mass., on Oct. 7, 1919. He was a World War II and Korean War Naval Air Service veteran. He graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., with a bachelor's degree in aeronautical engineering in 1950. Employed by Pratt & Whitney Aircraft of Hartford, Conn., he worked in Field ...

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James E. Burch
Feb. 27, 1926 - Nov. 28, 2011
Palo Alto, California
James E. Burch, former Palo Alto mayor, military veteran, advertising executive, and lifelong anti-war and environmental activist, died Nov. 28, 2011, of Parkinson's disease and age. He was 85. Known for his wry humor, creativity, devotion to global causes as well as to his wife, Wileta, Burch became Palo Alto's oldest mayor in 2005, at 78. He was born in Evanston, Ill., on Feb. 27, 1926, th...

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Ralph Warren Whitaker
April 23, 1924 - Nov. 15, 2011
San Luis Obispo, California
Ralph Warren Whitaker, Jr. passed away Nov. 15, 2011, at his home in San Luis Obispo. He was 87. The cause was complications from dementia. Born in Beverly Hills, Calif., in April of 1924, he was the second child of Margaret Alberta Hanna and Ralph Warren Whitaker Sr. Ralph had fond memories of growing up in San Diego, Merced, and Pasadena. He attended Eliot Jr. High in Pasadena with his cousin...

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Arthur Holmes Morse
Feb. 18, 1922 - Oct. 22, 2011
Palo Alto, California
Arthur Holmes Morse died peacefully at home in Palo Alto Oct. 22, 2011, at the age of 89. He was born Feb. 18, 1922, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He attended Lehigh University in Pennsylvania for two years before leaving at the beginning of World War II to build essential airplane parts at Cincinnati's Baldwin Piano Factory until he joined the Navy. On June 2, 1944, he began piloting airplanes, whic...

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Floy Wilking Smith
Sept. 24, 1922 - Oct. 9, 2011
Palo Alto, California
Floy Smith passed away Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011. Floy was a beloved husband, father and grandfather. Floy was born and raised in Enid, Okla. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Oklahoma as well as a master's degree in Nuclear Physics. He was a meteorologist in the Army Air Forces during WWII. Floy was married for 45 years to his first wife, Patsy Ruth Smith, and raised ...

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Calvert Joseph Rothenberg
Nov. 13, 1925 - Sept. 28, 2011
Palo Alto, California
Calvert Rothenberg of Palo Alto passed away on Sept. 28, 2011, at the age of 85. He was born Nov. 13, 1925, in San Francisco, Calif. He served in the United States Navy as a Signalman for two years later to choose the life of a doctor where he practiced podiatry in Menlo Park for 40 years. His greatest passion was to be out on the ocean with his wife Dot, on his sailboat, "Solitude." Cal is ...

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Donald Allen Dunn
Dec. 31, 1925 - Sept. 27, 2011
Atherton, California
Professor Donald A. Dunn, a resident of Atherton, Calif., for 50 years, died peacefully at Stanford Hospital on Sept. 27, 2011, after a long illness. He was 85 years old. Don was a passionate teacher and innovator, frequently engaged in multiple fields of study and work contemporaneously. In the 1960s, Don was involved in the formation of a new department at Stanford, the Department of Engineer...

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William Noel Carrico
Jan. 29, 1921 - Sept. 27, 2011
Glendive, Montana
William Noel Carrico, age 90, entered into rest on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, at the Eastern Montana Veteran Home in Glendive. A graveside service with military honors was held on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, in the Dawson County Cemetery in Glendive with Celebrant Sandy Silha officiating. William (Bill) was born on Jan. 29, 1921, in Sidney, a son of Noel Felix Carrico and Christine Finkelson Carrico...

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Richard Stanley Frankel
Sept. 3, 1924 - Sept. 23, 2011
Woodside, California
Richard (Dick) Stanley Frankel, 87, passed away peacefully in his Woodside home on September 23, 2011. He was born September 3, 1924, in New York City to Hungarian immigrants, Joseph and Sophia Frankel. At a very young age, Dick loved to sketch and draw, which continued throughout his life. After graduating from the University of Michigan he served in the U.S. Army in World War II as a map make...

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James Sakols
March 26, 1924 - Sept. 23, 2011
Palo Alto, California
Dennis James Sakols, 86, born March 26, 1925, in Tulsa, Okla., son of Dennis Nathaniel and Ruth Sansby Sakols, died on Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, in San Carlos, Calif. Jim was a longtime resident of Palo Alto, Calif., having moved there from San Francisco in 1963 to raise a family. Jim grew up in St. Paul, Minn., and San Francisco, Calif., where he walked across the Golden Gate Bridge on its openi...

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Dr. Malcolm Arnold Bagshaw
June 24, 1925 - Sept. 18, 2011
Palo Alto, California
Malcolm A. Bagshaw, MD, one of the world's foremost experts in radiation therapy and leader of the radiology department at Stanford University School of Medicine for two decades, died Sept. 18, 2011, at home in Palo Alto after an extended illness. He was 86 years old. His wife of nearly 50 years, Muriel Bagshaw, MD, also worked as a Stanford research scientist for many years and was one of a ha...

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Paul Vavuris
Feb. 26, 1923 - Sept. 9, 2011
Palo Alto, California
A 60-year resident of Palo Alto. Aged 88 years. Paul is survived by his wife of 60 years, Laurie; sons, Joe, Martin, Rob and Ken; daughters, Kathryn Guernsey, Marjorie Khosrovi, Ruth Duterte, Jeanette Scott, Irene Halderman, their caring spouses; and many loving grandchildren and great grandchildren. Angela Vavuris and Virginia Vavuris (his sisters-in-law) also survive him as well as many niece...

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Alonzo Judson Pursley Winn
July 15, 1917 - Sept. 6, 2011
Palo Alto, California
Alonzo Judson Pursley Winn, 94, a resident of Palo Alto, died Sept. 6, 2011. He was born July 15, 1917, in Guyton, Georgia. He attended the Riverside Military Academy and Georgia Tech, and later received a degree in civil engineering from Heald Engineering College in San Francisco. He moved to California to teach at the Palo Alto Military Academy in 1939 and was a resident of Palo Alto for ...

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Norman Richard Moss
Oct. 7, 1921 - Aug. 28, 2011
Palo Alto, California
Norman Richard Moss left this life peacefully early Sunday morning, Aug. 28, 2011, at Stanford Hospital. He was the youngest of four children, brought into this world Oct. 7, 1921, to Norman and Maude Moss of Oakdale, Penn. He enlisted in the Navy during World War II from 1942-1945. He served on a destroyer in the Asiatic Pacific. After the war he graduated from Pittsburgh University. Norman Mo...

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Morton Block
March 14, 1920 - Aug. 22, 2011
Palo Alto, California
Morton M. Block, 91, of Palo Alto passed away peacefully on Monday, Aug. 22, 2011, at Stanford Hospital. Mr. Block was born in Omaha, Neb., in 1920 to Louis and Bess Bloch. At age 3, he moved to California and was raised in Bakersfield and San Francisco. He graduated from USC, then enlisted in the Navy during WWII. His Navy career included time spent in the Asia Pacific theatre, particularl...

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John Michael Wagstaffe
July 26, 1950 - Aug. 2, 2011
Apple Valley, California
Born in Redwood City to Gerard and Jean Wagstaffe and raised in Menlo Park. After graduation from Woodside Priory High School in 1968 and Santa Clara University in 1972, he had a 20 year career in the U.S. Army, serving his country in Panama, Germany, Fort Ord and the Presidio, retiring as a Major. He then served as the civilian public affairs officer for the Army at Fort Irwin. After a long ba...

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Howard Luther Swinehart
April 11, 1927 - Aug. 1, 2011
Palo Alto, California
All Saints' deacon and long-time Palo Alto resident Howard Swinehart has passed away on Aug. 1, 2011, at age 84. Howard was born in Sandpoint, Idaho, in 1927. An only child, he and his parents spent their early years in Spokane, Wash., and various towns nearby. The family moved to Chico, Calif., in 1938, where Howard graduated from Chico High School. Following WWII service in the Army, Howar...

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Robert Lawrence Queen
Oct. 28, 1922 - July 27, 2011
Mountain View, California
On July 27, 2011, Lawrence left this earth and was reunited with his bride, Helen Verbarg Queen. Lawrence (Larry) was born on Oct. 28, 1922, to Russell and Birdie Queen. He left Missouri to serve his country during WWII. Working as an Army Corpsman, he met his new boss, a beautiful Army nurse and his future wife, Helen. Lawrence was sent overseas to serve in Belgium, Holland, France and Germ...

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Francis Joseph Olson
May 26, 1920 - July 19, 2011
Palo Alto, California
Francis (Frank) Joseph Olson of Sacramento, Calif., passed away peacefully at the age of 91 with family members close by on Tuesday, July 19, 2011. Frank was husband to Dorothy Tudor Olson; loving father of Chris Olson Kleckner and Grant Joseph Olson; and dear grandfather of Catherine Kleckner, Meagan Olson and Laura Olson. Born on May 26, 1920, in Brooklyn, New York, Frank was Joseph and Harri...

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Edgar E. Jacobs
Nov. 18, 1928 - July 16, 2011
Pocatello, Idaho
Edgar E. Jacobs, a former longtime resident of Palo Alto, died of pneumonia on July 16, 2011, at Stanford Hospital. He was 82 years old. He is survived by his son, David, and daughter-in-law, Elga, of Palo Alto; his daughters, Terry of Palo Alto and Meg of Petaluma; and his granddaughter, Sonya of Sausalito. Jenny, his wife of nearly 50 years, died in 2000. A native of Idaho, Edgar served i...

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