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Bob Kirkwood
June 17, 1939 - Dec. 10, 2017
Palo Alto, California
Bob Kirkwood passed peacefully on Dec. 10 in Palo Alto with his wife, Edie, and sons at his side. Bob was born in 1939 in San Francisco. He was a graduate of Pomona College and Harvard Law School. In 1966, he married Bonnie Brooks and together they raised three sons. After two years in Japan working for a law firm, he returned to San Francisco where he practiced law at Brobeck, Phleger and Harr...

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Phyllis Vera Koch
Jan. 21, 1922 - Dec. 13, 2017
Palo Alto, California

Tags: arts/media

Phyllis Vera Koch, 95 of Palo Alto, California passed away on December 13, 2017 in her home, surrounded by her family. Phyllis was born in San Francisco to Reva and Albert Schynert. Her younger brother Irving passed away in 2003. When Phyllis was 10 years old, the family moved to Palo Alto, which was considered “the country.” They lived in Barron Park and had a chicken and goat ranch. ...

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Bruce William Liedstrand
Aug. 11, 1933 - Dec. 1, 2017
Mountain View, California

Tags: veteran, public service

Bruce William Liedstrand passed away on December 1, 2017, at the age of 84. Bruce was born on August 11, 1933, in Chicago, Illinois, the youngest child of Roy Marvin and Alice Dorothy (Sandin) Liedstrand. His father was a co-founder of the Dearborn Stove Company in Chicago and Dallas. Bruce attended public schools in Chicago and Dallas, where the family moved in 1945. After the family moved ...

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Kathryn Elizabeth Martin
Feb. 22, 1917 - Jan. 3, 2018
Menlo Park, California
Kathryn Elizabeth (Springs) Martin passed away on Wednesday evening, January 3rd, 2018 in her home of 71 years in Menlo Park. She was surrounded by family and friends. “Miss Kitty” was born February 22, 1917 in Savannah, Missouri. She was the tenth child of 13, born to Lydia Ann (Fields) Springs and James Monroe Springs. As a young woman, she cherished her education and had a particula...

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Mary Jane McCune
Oct. 22, 1915 - Dec. 30, 2017
Portola Valley, CA
Mary Jane McCune, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, died peacefully in Portola Valley on December 30, 2017. She was born in Bladensburg, Maryland, just across the Anacostia River from our nation's capitol,on October 22, 1915 to James and Ruby Chowning. He worked for the US State Department and she was a homemaker. Two years later, she was blessed with twin sisters...

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Michael James Moon
Feb. 10, 1974 - Dec. 9, 2017
Mountain View, CA
“I distill organization’s strategies, technologies, and services into solid gold nuggets your grandmother can understand. Then I make them real.” -- Michael Moon. Creative director, consultant, educator, and writer Michael James Moon passed away on Dec. 9, 2017, surrounded by family. Michael was born on Feb. 10, 1974, in San Jose, California and grew up in San Jose and Portland, Oregon. H...

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Sharon Mullen
March 17, 1943 - Dec. 25, 2017
Palo Alto, California
Sharon Ann Case Mullen joined her husband and parents in heaven on Dec. 25, 2017, Christmas morning, with her loving children by her side. Sharon was born March 17,1943, in Palo Alto to Elsie and Elton Case. She went through grade school at Mayfield, then attending Wilbur Jr. High and graduated from Palo Alto High School in 1961. Her favorite color was green, which she wore proudly cheer leadin...

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Susan Agatha (Nerney) Schumann
Dec. 25, 1936 - Jan. 1, 2018
Mountain View, California
Susan Agatha (Nerney) Schumann was born in San Francisco on Christmas Day, 1936, to Jack and Jelsy Nerney. She moved to Menlo Park at age 9 and resided there first with her parents and sister and then remained to raise her own family in the same house. She moved to Mountain View in 1996 and has been a resident there ever since. She passed away on New Year’s Day, 2018. Susan was well known and...

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Yechiel Shulman
Jan. 28, 1930 - Dec. 7, 2017
Palo Alto, New York
Yechiel Shulman died Dec. 7 at age 87. Having been born Jan. 28, 1930, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Dr. Shulman served in the pre-IDF forces of the Haganah in the 1948 Independence War. Dr. Shulman and his late wife, Ruth, came to the United States in 1950, settling in Boston where Dr. Shulman earned four degrees from MIT including a doctorate in aeronautical engineering. Dr. Shulman pursued a successf...

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Jeanne Claire Shutes, Ph.D.
Oct. 3, 1924 - Dec. 29, 2017
Palo Alto, California

Tags: teacher/educator, public service

Jeanne was born in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1924. Her father, Walter A. Maurer, an immigrant from the Ukraine in the early 20th century, died suddenly when she was four. Her mother, Maude Bennett, from a farm in Michigan, studied at the Kellogg Institute and became one of the first registered nurses in America. Her older brother, Walter Maurer, predeceased Jeanne. She grew up during the Depre...

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Kathryn Eluned Williams
Feb. 25, 1913 - Jan. 1, 2018
Menlo Park, California

Tags: teacher/educator

Kathryn Eluned Williams passed away surrounded by the love of her family on January 1, 2018 at the age of 104. She was active and interested in the lives and activities of her family and many friends until her passing. Kathryn was born in Oak Hill, Ohio, the first daughter of Welsh immigrants, Reverend Robert Owen Williams and Kathryn Ellen Williams. She was the second of five children. Her fa...

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Medill 'Toby' Williams
Feb. 8, 1940 - Dec. 20, 2017
Palo Alto, California
Toby Williams, 77, a 46-year resident of Palo Alto, died peacefully on Dec. 20, 2017, from complications of Parkinson's Disease and the flu. Medill “Toby” Teddington Hanna Williams was born in San Francisco to Betty and Joe Hanna, and spent her first two years there with the rest of her childhood in Menlo Park. With her San Francisco firefighter grandfather, she and her extended family spe...

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Susan Barbara Wilson
Feb. 2, 1933 - Nov. 23, 2017
Boulder, Colorado
Susan (Sue) Barbara Wilson, formerly of Palo Alto and Portola Valley, died peacefully of natural causes in Boulder, Colorado, on Thanksgiving morning, November 23, 2017, at the age of 84. Beloved wife of the late Ronald Wilson, Sue is lovingly remembered by her four children, Rick Wilson, Wayne Wilson, Julie Gollos and Bruce Wilson; her grandchildren Stacey, Erin, Monica, Stephanie, Brittany;...

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