William Alhouse, a longtime Palo Alto resident, real-estate agent and community volunteer, died Thursday (Feb. 24).
Alhouse, along with his daughter Jane Alhouse Gee, was recently named a 2011 Tall Tree Award winner in the category of Citizen Volunteer, in honor of his years of volunteer work as a youth baseball coach (at Menlo School, Stanford University, Gunn High School and with local Babe Ruth and Little League teams), as well as his involvement with such organizations as the Rotary Club of Palo Alto, the Elks Club and others. He was to receive the award March 31.
The proprietor of Alhouse Realty Inc. for many years, he was also a former president of the Palo Alto Board of Realtors and was named Realtor of the Year in 1963. Alhouse was a Lifetimes of Achievement honoree in 2001.
"He has been a mentor and role model for integrity and fair-dealing in business and in giving back to the community," Realtor John King wrote of Alhouse in his Tall Tree Award nomination letter.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, March 10, at 2 p.m. at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church.