Daniel “Dan” Logan passed away surrounded by his loved ones on March 3, 2017, in Palo Alto due to complications from pneumonia. He was 72 years young.
Dan dedicated his life’s work to social justice issues, youth mentoring, and community building. Dan was married for 47 years to the former Christine Ann Austin of Neosho, Missouri. In 1969, working for separate youth development programs, ...
Richard (Hardtack) Edward Mesak
June 5, 1957 - March 11, 2017
Richard Edward Mesak, age 59, passed away on March 11, 2017 at his home in Pescadero, CA with his wife and daughter and childhood friend by his side after a courageous fight against appendix cancer.
Richard was born June 5, 1957 in Oakland and was raised in Woodside, CA by his parents, Richard (Dick) Mesak and Jeanne Olcott Mesa...
Born Nov. 18, 1950, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, son of Douglas and Catherine Moberly, died March 9, 2017, peacefully at home in Palo Alto after a valiant 2 1/2 year fight against leukemia. Loving husband of Cheryl Besden, adoring father of Dan Moberly (Jenn) and Anya Rubin (Aaron), proud grandfather of "brave and fearless"; Mina Rubin, brother of Carol Flower and Judy Kukuk, uncle of Brad...
Thomas Jones Moutoux
Sept. 13, 1938 - April 18, 2017
teacher/educator, public service
Thomas J. Moutoux was the second born to Katherine and John Moutoux on September 13, 1938 in Knoxville, Tennessee. He was raised in Falls Church, Virginia where he attended high school and as a Boy Scout earned the rank of Eagle Scout.
Tom attended Cornell University In Ithaca, New York earning a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1961. At Cornell, he met his future wife, Mariann...
Oct. 7, 1922 - March 6, 2017
Palo Alto, California
Longtime Palo Alto resident Helen Margaret Portz Ogle, 94, passed away March 6th, 2017.
Helen grew up in Flossmoor, Illinois. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a major in Latin American Relations and a minor in Spanish. During World War II, she worked in the Foreign Service. After the war, she met and married Hugh Malcolm Ogle, her husband of 56 years. They moved to Palo Al...
March 26, 1945 - March 4, 2017
Portola Valley, California
veteran, public service
John (Jack) Leslie Pilkington, 71, a 30-year resident of Portola Valley, passed March 4, 2017.
He was born March 26, 1945, in San Francisco, California, to Leslie Pilkington and Edith Marie (Leonard) Pilkington, and grew up on the family ranch in La Honda.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce Jelich of Portola Valley, California; his sister Susan (Pilkington) Ewy of Sparks, Nevada; his son W...
Naomi Postrel, who lived in Palo Alto for more than 45 years, died April 6 in Petaluma. She was 87.
Naomi was born to Zena and Bernie Druckman in Los Angeles in 1929. The family moved to San Francisco when she was a child.
She married Monroe Postrel in 1950. They lived in Israel briefly, before returning to the San Francisco Bay Area. They settled in a Palo Alto neighborhood near Barron Park...
Jo Ann Ritter
March 30, 1927 - March 23, 2017
Woodside, CA, California
Jo Ann Ritter, of Woodside, California, died peacefully on March 23, 2017, at age 89, after struggling for many years with Alzheimer’s Disease.
She was born to Kathryn Metzger Mabry and Newell Easley Mabry on March 23, 1927, in Vandalia, Illinois. She was raised in Vandalia and from an early age she loved horses and riding, interests that she inherited from her father and which she fostere...
Beverly, a proud fourth generation Californian, died April 3 in Palo Alto. Beverly was born to Mildred and Monte Griffiths in Beverly Hills, CA in 1924. She attended the University of Southern California where she graduated first in her class in Chemistry. She married Henry S. Rowen in 1951. Their life together took them to live in England, Washington, DC, Boston, Los Angeles and Stanford and ...
Lois Cecilia Smith (nee Young) passed away peacefully on March 15, 2017. She was 92.
Born in Hinton, Iowa, on September 2, 1924, Lois was the eldest of three children of Elmer Young and Anna Young (nee Woolworth). Lois attended grammar school and high school in Hinton. She graduated from the School of Nursing at the University of Nebraska in 1946, and then left the Midwest for Tulare Californ...
Lyman C. Wear
July 22, 1919 - April 13, 2017
Portola Valley, California
veteran, business, public service
Described by all who knew him as a true gentleman, Lyman was a decorated WWII veteran and successful businessman, active in community service and a loving father and husband. He will be greatly missed.
Lyman was born in Lincoln, Nebraska and moved to Palo Alto, California, with his family when he was 16. He attended Stanford University, where he majored in journalism and joined the horse-drawn...
Feb. 10, 1945 - March 11, 2017
Los Altos Hills, California
Pioneer. Visionary Silicon Valley technologist. Mentor to immigrants. Music lover and orchestra conductor. A deeply caring husband and father.
Dr. Albert Yu was all of these. He died peacefully at age 76 on March 11, 2017 in Palo Alto, California after having endured several significant medical challenges.
Born in Shanghai, China in 1941, Albert Y.C. Yu was raised there and in Taiwan by pare...