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Harry Emil Brady
Sept. 30, 1918 - Nov. 25, 2012
Palo Alto, California
Harry Emil Brady passed away in Palo Alto, Calif., on Nov. 25, 2012, at the age of 94. He was born in Delanco, N.J., where he spent his early years and met his wife Harriet. He enlisted in the Army at age 23 and served as a truck driver in World War II (WWII) in the 685th Ammunition Ordnance Company, serving in Africa, Italy, France and Germany. He moved to Florida in 1952 and worked as a skill...

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Arthur Castner Christman, Jr.
May 11, 1922 - Nov. 16, 2012
Santa Barbara, California
Arthur ("Art") C. Christman, Jr., 90, of Valle Verde, Santa Barbara, passed away at home surrounded by his family, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012. Born in North Wales, Penn., he was the son of Hazel Ivy Schirmer and Arthur Castner Christman and brother to Hazel and William (all deceased). For over 65 years, Art was the loving husband of Marina Diterichs Christman, who preceded him in death July 2010. ...

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Edward L. Mairani
June 30, 1919 - Oct. 16, 2012
Atherton, California
Edward L. Mairani, at rest in Redwood City, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012. Husband of Olga of 51 years. Loving father of Michele. Proud grandpa of Lauren, Brian and Ben. Uncle of Rich (Vivian) Capurro, brother-in-law of Anna D'Olivo, Milo Radulovich, the late George Radulovich, and his extended family Lynn (John) Camacho, and Lori (Phil) Thwaits. Ed was preceded in death by his parents: Antonio ...

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Richard F. Chapman
Feb. 18, 1933 - Oct. 12, 2012
Menlo Park, California
Dr. Richard F. Chapman passed away on Oct. 12, 2012, in Menlo Park, Calif., after decades of living and adjusting to life with multiple sclerosis. He was the son of a pediatrician whose own father was a Congregational Church minister with deep roots in Old Saybrook, Conn. His mother graduated from Vassar and taught mathematics. Richard graduated from Yale University, like his two brothers, Rob ...

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Donald Hirzel
Nov. 7, 1938 - Oct. 1, 2012
Livermore, California
Donald Hirzel, 73, a long-time Livermore resident, passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 1, 2012. Don was born in San Francisco to George and Doris Hirzel and attended grade school there. His family moved to Menlo Park in 1952 where Don graduated from Menlo-Atherton High School in Atherton. He served three years in the U.S. Navy as a machinery repairman on the USS Hector. He worked at Latham Manufac...

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Charles (Bud) Alfred Eldon
Nov. 15, 1926 - Sept. 28, 2012
Corvallis, Oregon
Born in 1926 in Tacoma, Wash., Bud moved to Hawaii in 1927 with his parents, when they returned to the place they had met. He grew up On Kaua'i, near McBride Sugar Plantation, where his father was chief engineer, and went to Eleele Elementary School, where his mother Dorothy ("Dot") taught. The family moved to Honolulu in 1939, and was there to experience the Pearl Harbor bombing on Dec. 7, 19...

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John R. Johnson
Oct. 20, 1923 - Sept. 17, 2012
Portola Valley, California
John R. Johnson, who ran the Palo Alto Medical Foundation for more than two decades and served as city manager of Menlo Park during the boom years of the early 1960s, died Sept. 17 at The Sequoias in Portola Valley. He was 88. A nationally respected health-care administrator, Mr. Johnson was an active community volunteer and dedicated Stanford alumnus. He was devoted to his family, especially t...

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Charles Edward O'Donnell
Nov. 7, 1930 - Sept. 10, 2012
Sebastopol, California
11/7/1930 – 9/10/2012 Charles O’Donnell passed away peacefully amongst family at his Sebastopol ranch. Diagnosed with stomach cancer shortly after his wife Joan died last September, he opted against treatment so he could more fully enjoy his last days with his family and friends. ] Charles was born in San Francisco. He and his four siblings were raised by their maternal family on Vallejo Str...

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Harry James Conner
April 14, 1943 - Aug. 30, 2012
Central Point, Oregon
It is with great sadness that we share the news of the loss of Harry James Conner on Aug. 30, 2012. Also known as "Harry the Hat," Harry and his wife Molly Morris Conner have resided in Oregon since 1995. Born April 14, 1943, in Booneville, Ind., to Pierre William Conner and Signa Viola Felt Conner, they moved to California when he was still a baby. Until moving to Oregon, Harry lived and worke...

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Wilford Walter Noeller
Oct. 19, 1924 - Aug. 22, 2012
Palo Alto, California
Wilford W. (Bill) Noeller, 87, a 62-year resident of Palo Alto, died peacefully at home on Aug. 22. He was born Oct. 19, 1924, in Hughson, Calif., and grew up on the family ranch on the Tuolumne River. Bill served in the Navy as a Pharmacist's Mate aboard ship and in Guadalcanal during World War II. He earned an A.A. degree in Agriculture at Modesto Junior College after the war, and received hi...

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Tom G. Rathbone III
Sept. 27, 1943 - Aug. 21, 2012
Lincoln City, Oregon
Tom Rathbone passed away from cancer on Aug. 21, 2012. He was born in Rhode Island to Tom Rathbone Jr. and Doris M. Rathbone. The family moved to Seattle, Wash., when he was an infant and lived there until 1959. They then moved to Mountain View, Calif., where Tom attended Mountain View high school. He moved to Sunnyvale, Calif., after getting out of the Navy. He met and married his current wife...

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Gerry Schloss
Sept. 15, 1922 - Aug. 18, 2012
Atherton, California
Gert ("Gerry") Schloss passed away peacefully and in the midst of his family at 90 years of age in his Atherton home on Saturday, Aug 18. A Jewish native of Hanover, Germany, he and his immediate family fled to the U.S. in 1939. Arriving here with nothing, he was always grateful for the opportunity his new home provided. Gerry met Joan Gastineau, his wife of 67 years, in San Francisco, and they...

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Donald R. Cooper
Dec. 13, 1931 - Aug. 8, 2012
Truckee, California
Donald R. Cooper passed away peacefully in Truckee on Aug. 8, 2012, after a long illness. The oldest child of Beatrice Cooper and Donald M. Cooper, Don was born in Los Angeles on Dec. 13, 1931. He attended Loyola High School and then moved to northern California, where he graduated from Stanford University in 1955 and University of the Pacific Dental School in 1961. Don dedicated his life to he...

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Gerald White
1920 - July 28, 2012
Atherton, California
Gerald White passed away July 28 at home with his wife and daughter by his side. He fought in the Pacific in World War II and had a long career at Pan American World Airways. He was a life-long Bay Area resident, fourth-generation Californian, and loved by many. He is survived by his wife, Natalie, daughter, Linda, son, Patrick, and three grandsons....

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Elliott Herbert Bolter
March 19, 1924 - July 28, 2012
Palo Alto, California
Bolter, Elliott Herbert, age 88, died July 28, 2012, Palo Alto, Calif. Born March 19, 1924, in San Francisco, Calif., to Herbert John Bolter and Gertrude Grace Brown. Devoted husband to Betty Jane Bolter, loving father to Aimee Bolter Campbell of Menlo Park, Calif., and Claudette Louise Kayne (Robert), of Tucson, Ariz. Grandfather to Matthew Jordan Kayne, Kevin Mitchell Kayne and Jeffrey James ...

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Cecil Eugene (Gene) Duncan
Oct. 21, 1921 - July 27, 2012
Palo Alto, California
Cecil (Gene) Duncan died in peace in Palo Alto on Friday, July 27th, 2012. All of his children and grandchildren were there. Gene and Adrienne were married in 1943 while he was still in the Army. Gene was a fighter pilot and survived the attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. He was decorated several times and received the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, American Defense Service Medal with ...

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David Albert Negrin
Aug. 29, 1924 - July 21, 2012
Palo Alto, California
David died peacefully on Saturday, July 21, at the Palo Alto VA Hospice Center, surrounded by his family and loved ones. He was 87 years old. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Shirley Negrin; children, Lenore Arnberg, Alison Negrin and Robert Negrin; sons-in-law, Thomas Prytz and Kevin Barnett; daughter-in-law, Bonnie Goodman; grandchildren, Emily and Danielle Negrin and David Bar...

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Arnold L. Cooley
Feb. 9, 1933 - July 21, 2012
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Arnold L. Cooley, who was a prominent executive in Silicon Valley, died July 21 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. He was 79. Mr. Cooley was born in Palo Alto, Calif., in 1933 and was a member of the Cooley family that founded San Carlos Airport and the original Ravenswood Ranch that is now part of Cooley Landing Park. He attended Palo Alto High School and later served in the U.S. Army in Japan during th...

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Robert Samuel Hunter, III
July 12, 1933 - July 14, 2012
Menlo Park, California
Dr. Robert Samuel Hunter III of Menlo Park, CA, passed away peacefully following a long illness on July 14, 2012, in Stanford, California, with his family and wife of 55 years, Marlene, by his side. A native of California, Bob was born July 12, 1933 in Berkeley, California, and lived within a 75 mile radius of San Francisco his entire life. He graduated from Central Elementary School in San C...

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Robert Wood Shrake
Dec. 19, 1926 - July 8, 2012
Sun City West, Arizona
Robert (Bob) W. Shrake, 85, passed away July 8th, 2012. He is survived by Barbara Shrake, son Robert Shrake, grandchildren Patrick Griffin, Alyssa Thompson, Sarah and Nicholas Shrake. Robert was born on December 19, 1926 in San Mateo, moving to Santa Monica and Las Vegas. Robert served 4 years in the US Navy in WWII on the USS Alabama. He worked for 37 years as a lineman and later an eng...

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