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Kenneth Wolcott Johnson
Nov. 6, 1921 - April 13, 2014
Palo Alto, California
Kenneth Wolcott Johnson passed away on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at home in Palo Alto. A lifelong resident of Palo Alto, Kenneth (or simply Ken) was the first of two children of Betty and Wolcott Johnson. He is survived by his younger sister Dianne, his children Carol, Margie, Larry and Doug, as well as 11 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Growing up in Palo Alto, Ken was active in the ...

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Ronald Stancil Freeze
Dec. 18, 1932 - March 30, 2014
Palo Alto and San Jose, California
Ronnie Freeze, born in Livingston, California, to Stancil Woodrow Freeze and Anita Hunter, died March 30, 2014, in Reno, Nevada at the age of 81. After serving in the Navy during the Korean War, he began following his lifelong passion for flying, performing as a crop duster and stunt pilot and then finally going into aircraft sales. He was also an accomplished farmer, mechanic, building contra...

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M. Harry Jennison
Aug. 28, 1923 - March 24, 2014
Palo Alto, California
Dr. M. Harry Jennison passed away, after a serious fall and following complications. Harry was born in Mullenville, Kansas. His father was a United Brethren minister, living in several Kansas towns. Harry started singing early, in his father's church, with his beautiful baritone/bass voice. He carried papers to earn his first bicycle. He graduated high school in Iola, Kansas. He attended Univer...

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Lawrence W. Johnson
Aug. 14, 1924 - March 22, 2014
Los Altos, California
Lawrence Johnson, a Hewlett-Packard materials engineer, has died at age 89. He died on March 22, at peace in his home in Los Altos, with his children at his side, surrounded by the jazz music he loved. Larry was born in 1924 and grew up in Washington, D.C., son of Aaron G. Johnson, a Department of Agriculture cereal crops scientist and Ruth M. (Westcott) Johnson, a studied pianist and loving ho...

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George N. Browning
April 21, 1926 - March 22, 2014
Palo Alto, California
George Browning was a long time resident of Palo Alto; he died while staying with his son in Atascadero, Calif. George was born in San Francisco, and served at the end of WWII. He then attended the University of California at Berkeley. Upon graduation he was hired by Varian Corporation where he worked for 37 years. Upon retirement George took on many civic activities in Palo Alto. He volunteere...

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Henry Arthur Eimstad
July 18, 1920 - March 20, 2014
San Diego, California
Henry 'Hank' Arthur Eimstad, Jr., passed away on Thursday March 20, 2014 in San Diego. He was born on July 18, 1920 to Henry Arthur Eimstad, Sr. and his wife, Barbara in Butte, Mont. He spent most of his early years in Portland, Ore. He joined the Boy Scouts and achieved their highest honor of Eagle Scout in 1936, before graduating from Lincoln High School in 1938. He enlisted in the Navy an...

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Ernest ("Ernie") Williams
June 16, 1922 - March 8, 2014
Menlo Park, California
Ernest ("Ernie") Loudon Williams of Menlo Park, 91, died at home on March 8, surrounded by his extended family. Born in Benton City, Missouri, in 1922, Ernie was a great-great-great-great-grandson of John Hart, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. A member of the Greatest Generation, Ernie served in the Pacific Theatre as an Army M.P. from 1943 to1945, stationed in Japan, the Phil...

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Bertram Sibley Harper
Oct. 5, 1919 - March 8, 2014
Palo Alto, California
Bertram Sibley Harper passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014, after a long battle with cancer at the Veteran Affairs Hospice unit in Palo Alto. He was 94. He is preceded in death by his daughter Sandra Harper Leep and his granddaughter Cammie Gaylord. After receiving an honorable discharge from the Army in WWII, he found employment as a psychiatric aide at the VA Hospital in Menlo Park and later b...

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Robert Stanley Carey
May 10, 1927 - Feb. 26, 2014
Portola Valley, California
Robert S. (Bob) Carey passed away in Portola Valley, peacefully at home after a short illness. Bob was a beloved husband of more than 66 years to his wife, Myrtle (Myrt) Ciprian Carey. He was a loving father and mentor to his five children (and their spouses), Robert (Vance) of Watsonville, Kent (Theresa) of Palo Alto, Dawn (Stephen Schaniel) of Los Gatos, Paul (Natasha) of Mountain View and Glen ...

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Willard Gordon Wyman
Nov. 12, 1930 - Feb. 25, 2014
La Honda, California
Willard G. (Bill) Wyman, a long-term resident of La Honda and a friend to many in the Stanford and Palo Alto community, died peacefully on Feb. 25 at Stanford Hospital. He was 83 years old. His death was caused by lung cancer. Born in China as the son of a career officer in the United States Army, Bill grew up on a series of cavalry posts in Virginia, Kansas, Texas, Washington state, and the nati...

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Dandridge M. Gray
May 20, 1920 - Feb. 25, 2014
Portola Valley, California
Dandridge M. (Dan) Gray, longtime resident of Ladera in Portola Valley, Calif., died on Feb. 25, 2014, at the age of 93. He is survived by Joan, his wife of nearly 66 years; eldest son John and his wife Georgette, of Verdi, Calif.; daughter Allison, her husband Ron Cox of Pleasanton, Calif., and their children Steven, Meghan and Kendalyn; nephew Gordon Gray, his wife Janet and their family of Rich...

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Roy Jefferson Grimley Jr.
July 31, 1927 - Feb. 23, 2014
Fort Mohave, Arizona
Former Palo Alto resident Roy Jefferson Grimley Jr., 86, who retired to Fort Mohave, Ariz., died at home on Feb. 23, 2014, with his wife by his side and their cats nearby. Roy was born July 31, 1927, in Paterson, N.J., to the late Roy Jefferson Grimley Sr. and Marion Elizabeth Frank Grimley of Ridgewood, N.J. He graduated from Ridgewood High School in 1945. Roy was drafted into the Army of t...

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Frank J. Carney
Oct. 26, 1940 - Feb. 17, 2014
Menlo Park, California
Francis (Frank) J. Carney died on February 17, 2014, following a brief illness. Frank was born October 26, 1940, in Queens, New York. A graduate of Iona College in 1962, he served six years in the Navy. He worked as a probation officer and Family Court mediator for San Mateo County. A long-term resident of Menlo Park, Frank was actively involved in many community projects. He is survived...

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Kurt Edward Amundson
July 30, 1952 - Feb. 8, 2014
San Mateo, California
Kurt Edward Amundson, 61, of San Mateo, beloved father, brother, uncle and friend, former U.S. Navy Seal and accomplished Silicon Valley business executive, passed away at Mills Peninsula Hospitalon Saturday, February 8, from extended illness following a surgery last fall. Kurt is survived by his two children, Erik, 17, and Sophie, 13, of Menlo Park and his two sisters, Anne Marie Kniel of Ori...

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J.W. (Jim) Cloud
Aug. 25, 1925 - Feb. 2, 2014
Roseville, California
He was born in Konawa, Okla. At the age of 18 he joined the US Navy, serving tours in both WWII and Korea. Following his naval retirement in 1964, he spent the next 26 years working at Stanford University. He is survived by his four children: Jimmy Cloud of Boise, Idaho; Glenn Cloud of Mogadore, Ohio; Lynn Cloud of Murray, Utah; and Holly Wagner of Steamboat Springs, Colo....

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Roscoe L. Fleming, Jr.
April 11, 1933 - Jan. 20, 2014
Franklin, VA
Mr. Roscoe Lee Fleming, Jr. of Regency Lane, Franklin, Va., passed at home on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. Mr. Fleming was the husband of retired city manager of Palo Alto, June D. Fleming and together they resided there. Mr. Fleming was a vibrant participant in the Franklin community prior to becoming ill. He served on the Franklin Municipal-John Beverly Rose Airport Board; the Franklin Public S...

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John Robert Leong
Aug. 21, 1923 - Jan. 17, 2014
Lafayette, CO
John Robert "Bob" Leong passed away peacefully on January 17, 2014 surrounded by his children Greg Leong, Jacqueline Leong and Diana Bucquet and grandson Michael Leong at Balfour Retirement Community in Louisville, Colo. He was preceded in death by his wife June Leong in 2006. The son of L. S. Kua and N. H. Leong, he was born in Yuma, Ariz. on Aug. 21, 1923. Bob was the third child of four sibling...

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Stanley Lenox
June 24, 1924 - Jan. 15, 2014
Palo Alto, California
Stanley Lenox was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on June 24, 1924. He died after a valiant battle with cancer. Stan grew up in West Orange, N.J. Active in scouting as a youth, he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout with Bronze Palm in 1941. The Newark College of Engineering is where Stan got his degree in Civil Engineering (now the New Jersey Institute of Technology ? NJIT). His college career was interr...

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John S. Traynor
Aug. 26, 1925 - Jan. 11, 2014
Palo Alto, California
John S. Traynor, 88, passed away early Saturday morning Jan. 11, 2014, while on a business trip to Visalia, Calif. He was born on Aug. 26, 1925 in Santa Cruz, Calif., the son of Lee J. and Edith D. Traynor. John is survived by his sister, Joyce Traynor. John was raised in Palo Alto, California and attended Sherman and Mayfield grammar schools, Jordan Jr. High School and Palo Alto High School. He...

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Arthur Brayshaw Robinson
July 13, 1935 - Jan. 10, 2014
Atherton, California
Arthur was only 12 years old, being one of 8 children, when he left a poor home in a coal mining town in Trinidad, Colorado, and hopped a freight train to California to live with his aunt and uncle. He worked in construction, hauled watermelons from Texas, was a fry cook, joined the Army at the end of the Korean War, and even showed Afghan hounds in the ring as a handler. He had a heart of ...

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