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Peter Quarré
July 10, 1930 - June 9, 2021
Bellevue, WA

Tags: veteran

Peter Quarré passed away on June 9th after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. Our Dad was a friendly, happy, fun-loving guy. We miss him tremendously. Pete was born in San Francisco, CA to Oz and Catherine Quarré and was the fourth of five children. He was reared in San Francisco and went to Catholic school until just before high school when his family moved to Paicines, CA. The Quar...

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Steven P Moulds
Dec. 13, 1944 - June 8, 2021
Napa, CA

Tags: business, public service

Steve Moulds, a true Renaissance man, was a successful entrepreneur, intrepid adventurer, stellar citizen of the world, beloved mentor and devoted family man. As an entrepreneur he took great satisfaction in structuring deals where everyone came out winners. An early member at Cornish & Carey Commercial, he helped the company become a dominant force in servicing the real estate needs of Silic...

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Sigrid Taylor
Dec. 31, 1934 - June 4, 2021
Sunnyvale, California

Tags: teacher/educator

Sigrid Strothmann Taylor passed away peacefully on June 4, 2021. After her parents immigrated from Germany in 1931, Sigrid and her twin sister Hildegard were born at Stanford Hospital in 1934. She grew up in Palo Alto and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford with a major in Math. Sigrid received her Masters in Education from Radcliffe and later taught at various schools in the Bay Are...

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Deirdre Kent
Sept. 10, 1951 - June 3, 2021
Modesto, California
Dee Kent, the cherished and beloved daughter of Rosemary B. Kent and Robert B. Kent died at 69. She lived in Modesto, CA at the time of her death. Born into a military family in Pensacola, Florida, she lived subsequently in Chicago IL, Alameda, Sunnyvale, Carmel, Arlington VA, Honolulu HI, Coronado, Lawrence KS, and Palo Alto as her father, a naval officer, was assigned to one duty station after...

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Stanley W. Sexton
Oct. 7, 1922 - May 28, 2021
Menlo Park, California

Tags: veteran, sports, public service

Stan Sexton passed away on Friday May 28, 2021 in Los Altos, California. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 72 years Georgia Constance (Georgenis) Sexton. He was born October 7, 1922 at Central Hospital in Hayward, California, the only child of Angeline (Santos) and Wayne Anthony Sexton. His mother was of Portuguese decent and a native of Hawaii and his father of Scottish descent was b...

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Keith Montgomery Ott
Dec. 11, 1937 - May 24, 2021
Mountain View, California

Tags: veteran

Capt. Keith Montgomery Ott (USN, Ret.), 83, passed away May 24, 2021 in Mountain View, CA after a protracted illness. Born in Los Angeles on December 11, 1937, he was the only child of Raymond Wesley King and Anna Edna Montgomery. He grew up in Kingfisher, Oklahoma. He enlisted in the Navy NROTC program while a junior in high school and was commissioned in 1960 after graduating from the Univer...

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Jim Soland
April 6, 1944 - May 22, 2021
Palo Alto, California
James “Jim” Soland passed away May 22, 2021 at the age of 78, after a long battle with kidney disease. He was being cared for by his daughter Bree and Bev Benson, his partner for more than 30 years. Jim was born April 6, 1944 to the late Herbert and Irene Soland in Twin Falls, Idaho. Jim was the oldest of three boys; his brothers were Bruce and Barry. He was preceded in death by Bruce. Jim...

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Bree Soland
April 7, 1970 - May 22, 2021
Palo Alto, California
Bree H. Soland passed away May 22, 2021 at the age of 51. She was born April 7, 1970 to the late James Soland and Jeanie McKinney in Berkeley, California. In 1991 Bree went to New York to study the arts, where she met Slava Yasnopolsky, whom she married later the same year. They were married for 11 years and divorced in 2003, though they remained close friends. For the last several years, Bree hel...

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Richard Arthur Greene
1936 - May 21, 2021
Larkspur, California
Dr. Richard Greene loved his life and lived it to the fullest, with his characteristic positive attitude, enthusiasm, and energy. Beloved husband, father, grandfather, friend, and Palo Alto pediatrician, Richard passed away at home in Larkspur, California on May 21, 2021, surrounded by his family, after a valiant fight against T-cell lymphoma. Richard practiced pediatrics and pediatric cardiolo...

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Delos "Dee" Circle
Aug. 20, 1938 - May 20, 2021
Rancho Mirage, California

Tags: veteran, business, sports

Dee Circle died peacefully at home in Rancho Mirage, CA on May 20, 2021. He was predeceased by his father, mother, sister, and grandson, Taylor. Dee leaves behind his loving wife, Candace, daughters Lori (Gil Solon), Jenny (Dermot Cronin), and Jamie, grandchildren Ryan, Tommy and Lily, and his brother Dick Circle. Two weeks following his passing, he was joined by his faithful canine companion, Nik...

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James Patrick Wismann
Dec. 9, 1953 - May 19, 2021
Palo Alto, California
James Patrick Wismann passed away peacefully, holding his beloved wife Kathy’s hand, on May 19, 2021 following a short illness. Jim grew up in Palo Alto and attended Ford Country Day School, Our Lady of the Rosary School, Cubberley High School, and Foothill College. Jim and Kathy met at Cubberley and they recently celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary. By trade, Jim was a brick layer f...

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Hertha Harrington
Oct. 3, 1931 - May 17, 2021
San Mateo, California

Tags: public service

Hertha Elizabeth Harrington, nee Gauck, passed away May 17, 2021 in Burlingame, CA. She was born in Richmond, CA to F. Otto Gauck and Louisa W Gauck (nee Taenzer), both immigrants from Penzlin, Mecklenburg, Germany. Raised in Richmond and Berkeley, she was a graduate of Berkeley High School and the University of California, Berkeley. She had a Master of Criminology from UC Berkeley and attended cl...

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Karl J Poppenberg
Sept. 19, 1943 - May 17, 2021
Woodside, California
Karl J Poppenberg passed away on May 17, 2021 at his home in Woodside, CA. He had been diagnosed only weeks before with a brain tumor. Karl was born in Oelde Germany and also met his wife Heide in Germany before emigrating to the United States in 1969. Karl was an engineer in the food processing industry first working for Westfalia Separator, a world wide company, in his hometown of Oelde, Ge...

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Kay Davis
Feb. 24, 1946 - May 16, 2021
Gordonville, Pennsylvania

Tags: teacher/educator

Kay Louise Davis died peacefully at home on May 16, 2021 in Gordonville, PA at the age of 75, after a short illness. She was preceded in death by her parents, Nola and Francis Clifford Davis of Fairfield, CA., who had previously lived in Menlo Park, CA for many years. Kay is survived by her brother, Cliff Davis, sister-in-law, Eva of Fairfield, CA and nephews, Daniel Sroaf of Placerville, CA, ...

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S. Robert Freedman
Sept. 18, 1944 - May 12, 2021
Palo Alto, California
S. Robert “Bob” Freedman, an eminent and internationally known pathologist, died at his home in Palo Alto on May 12 after a yearlong struggle with brain cancer. He was 76. Dr. Freedman spent most of his medical career in pathology and nuclear medicine at Regional Medical Center (San Jose) and Los Gatos Community Hospital where he directed the laboratory for many years. Generations of the d...

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