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James Wilson Morrell
Feb. 13, 1931 - Feb. 28, 2017
Atherton, California

Tags: business

James Wilson Morrell passed away suddenly on February 28, 2017, at the age of 86. He was the beloved husband of Marylyn Morrell for 64 years, as well as the beloved father of Martha Morrell and David Morrell, grandfather of Emily Trinkaus Carson, Sam and Madeline Trinkaus, and of Teo and Elias Morrell, father-in law of Peter Trinkaus (deceased), Kirsten Silva Gruesz and Jaime Tenedorio, and of his...

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Carlton John Daiss Jr.
May 19, 1925 - Feb. 27, 2017
Menlo Park, California
Carlton John Daiss Jr., a resident of Menlo Park, passed away peacefully on February 27th. He was 91. Chuck, to all who knew him, was born in Oakland on May 19th, 1925, to Lorene and Carlton Daiss. He grew up in Oakland, attended Piedmont High School and UC Berkeley where he was in the Sigma Nu fraternity and played on the tennis team. He was a B-24 radio operator in the U.S. Army Air Corps ...

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Robert N. McLean
March 6, 1923 - Feb. 26, 2017
Sunnyvale, California

Tags: veteran

Robert Nesbitt McLean passed away Feb. 26, 2017 at Belmont Village in Sunnyvale. He was born in Minneapolis, Mn., grew up in Burlingame, Ca. and in Minneapolis where he attended West High School, graduating in 1941. In World War II Robert served in the U.S. Army Air Corps, in the 376th Bomb Group in Italy, as a waist gunner and flight engineer on a B-24. He flew 48 missions over Europe and parach...

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Lida Ruth Klosterman
Nov. 5, 1925 - Feb. 25, 2017
Menlo Park, California
Lida Ruth Klosterman, 91, of Menlo Park, California, passed away peacefully of natural causes, at home surrounded by her loving family, on February 25, 2017. She was born Lida Ruth Watson in Compton, California, to Arthur Watson and Ruth Keller Watson, on November 5, 1925. After graduating from Compton Junior College in 1942, Lida went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in Home Economics from t...

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John Russell-Cotes Cosgrove
June 18, 1931 - Feb. 24, 2017
Menlo Park, California

Tags: veteran, public service

Jack Cosgrove, 85, passed away peacefully on February 24, 2017, after a brief illness. Jack was born and raised in Pasadena, California. He majored in political science at Stanford University, where he was dubbed "Cos" by his Phi Kap brothers, a name which followed him into his professional life. He enjoyed intramural sports, especially volleyball. He was drafted into the Army ...

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John Felstiner
July 5, 1936 - Feb. 24, 2017
Stanford, NY

Tags: veteran, arts/media, teacher/educator

“”John Felstiner, Stanford University Professor and poetry scholar, dies at age 80. Louis John Felstiner, Jr., died on Feb. 24 at the age of 80. Professor Felstiner was a translator, literary critic, teacher, poet and ardent environmentalist. He is survived by Mary Lowenthal Felstiner, his wife of over fifty years, their two children, Sarah and Alek and two grandchildren, Brayden and Asa. ...

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Reuel Backus Van Atta
March 6, 1958 - Feb. 23, 2017
Palo Alto, California
Reuel Backus Van Atta, 58, of Palo Alto, California, died on February 23, 2017 after a brief battle with an aggressive form of cancer. Reuel was born in Binghamton, New York, on March 6, 1958, to Margaret Butler and the late David Scott Van Atta. As a child, Reuel received a chemistry set, which determined his future career path. Reuel received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from Carneg...

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Arthur Lyle Barker
1926 - Feb. 23, 2017
Woodside, California
Art passed away peacefully in his sleep on February 23, 2017, at the age of 91. His wife, Ruth, and his children, were at his side. Art was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Lyle M. Barker and Isabel F. Barker. He was raised in Arizona with his sisters Elizabeth (Betsy) and Rosemary. His father was the foreman of a copper mine in Clarkdale, and later the manager of a copper mine in Ajo, Arizon...

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Paul William Kraus
March 29, 1945 - Feb. 12, 2017
Portola Valley, California

Tags: business

Paul Kraus, long-time resident of Portola Valley, died peacefully on February 12, 2017. Paul was born in Berkeley, California and raised in Kensington. He attended the School of the Madeleine and St. Mary’s High School. Following a year at St. Mary’s College in Moraga, he attended UC Berkeley where he earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree, was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity, and met ...

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Mary Ann Noonan
May 25, 1936 - Feb. 11, 2017
Omaha, Nebraska
Mary Ann Noonan passed way Saturday, February 11, 2017. Born in Sioux City, Iowa, to Burke and Ursula (Teefey) Noonan, she was the last surviving of five siblings: Mike, Pat, Jake and Polly. Colorful, creative, artistic, loving, kind and original, Mary had the magical ability to become an integral part of the lives of so many: best friend, trusted confidant, adopted Auntie Mame, charismatic ...

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Barbara Fox Felix
May 11, 1924 - Feb. 10, 2017
Woodside, California

Tags: teacher/educator

Barbara Fox Felix Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Barbara was born in Caro, Michigan. She studied at the University of Michigan, where she met and married Charles Reis Felix (1923-2017), her life's soulmate. They then moved to California, where Barbara became a kindergarten teacher at several schools including Oak Knoll in Menlo Park. For 66 years of their ...

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Mary Jean Place
March 30, 1928 - Feb. 9, 2017
Portola Valley, California

Tags: arts/media, public service

Mary Jean Place passed away peacefully at her home in The Sequoias in Portola Valley, California, on Thursday, February 9, 2017. Mary Jean had courageously battled Pulmonary Fibrosis for more than ten years. She was born Mary Jean Simpson in Saint Paul, Minnesota, on March 30, 1928, to Lillian and Harry Simpson. Mary Jean and her younger sister Patricia grew up on Livingston Avenue in South Sa...

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Walter Powers Weber
March 27, 1927 - Feb. 7, 2017
Palo Alto, California

Tags: veteran, teacher/educator, business

Walter passed away peacefully on Feb. 7 in Palo Alto surrounded by his family. He was born in Chicago, Illinois. After high school, he served in the U.S. Army in WWII. He graduated from Northwestern University with degrees in civil engineering and business. He enjoyed a successful career in financial management for over 40 years. He was Controller of Bell & Howell in Chicago and reloc...

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Eunice Hale
July 15, 1922 - Feb. 6, 2017
Palo Alto, California

Tags: business

Eunice Sherman Hale died on February 6, 2017, at the age of 94. She was born to Laura (Flack) Sherman and Raymond Sherman of Troy, New York, on July 15, 1922, and grew up two blocks from the Hudson River. Eunice graduated from Lansingburgh High School in 1940. She did additional vocational training in the area before moving to Boston to work at General Electric. Eunice moved west and had a long ca...

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