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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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Walter Lewis White
June 6, 1925 - Jan. 14, 2012
Palo Alto, California
Walter White, Channing House resident and longtime teacher in Palo Alto schools, died Jan. 14, 2012, from complications of pneumonia. He was 86. Walter Lewis White was born on June 6, 1925, in Hong Kong, son of an American businessman. Walter and his mother moved to Long Beach, Calif., in 1940. In 1943 Walter joined the Navy as a medical corpsman, and was soon attached to a U.S. Marine Corps...

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Kenton K Sutherland
June 17, 1935 - Jan. 1, 2012
Menlo Park, California
Dr. Kenton Kienzle Sutherland (b. June 17th, 1935 : Oakland, CA - d. January 1, 2012 : San Mateo, CA) 76 years old, of Menlo Park passed away unexpectedly at Brookside Nurse and Care Facility in San Mateo, California, while recovering from an ecoli infection he contracted while on assignment at the State University of Malang in East Java, Indonesia. Dr. Sutherland began his teaching career at...

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Charles Bennett Leib Jr.
April 28, 1943 - Dec. 28, 2011
Palm Desert, California
Chuck (Charlie) passed away Dec. 28, 2011, after a short battle with cancer in Palm Desert, Calif. He was born in Palo Alto, Calif., to Charles Bennett Leib, Sr. and Margaret Brandel Leib. Chuck spent most of his life on the San Francisco Peninsula, graduating from both Palo Alto High and San Jose State. He served in the Marines from 1966 to 1971. Following that he worked at Menlo Honda as a s...

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Alan Lee Baldwin
Jan. 23, 1925 - Dec. 24, 2011
Palo Alto, California
Dr. Alan Lee Baldwin of Palo Alto, Calif., and Twin Lakes, Wis., died at age 86 on Dec. 24, 2011, of respiratory failure, with his family by his side. Raised in Oak Park, Ill., Alan's adventurous spirit took him by bike on his own to New York City at 14, around the world with his whole family in tow in 1972, rafting down the Colorado and many other rivers, and to all continents except Antarctic...

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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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