June 7, 1950 - Sept. 12, 2018
East Palo Alto, California
teacher/educator, public service
Dr. Faye McNair-Knox, 68, executive director of the One East Palo Alto Neighborhood Improvement Initiative, died of medical complications at Kentfield Hospital in San Francisco on Wednesday, her daughter, Rashida Knox, told the Weekly.
McNair-Knox was a longtime East Palo Alto resident who helped restructure the nonprofit focused on serving the community established through a mulityear grant f...
Judythe Fina Woods, 85, passed away peacefully in her home on September 8, 2018. Judy, as she was called, lived in the Bay Area since the 1960’s, most recently in Menlo Park, and earlier, in Palo Alto where she raised her family. She was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin in 1933, daughter of the late Lucille Gastaldi Fina and Donald Fina. She was predeceased by her sister and brother-in-law, Lucienn...
John "Jack" Smart Lynd, son to Major General William E. and Dotha Farson Lynd passed away quietly in Los Altos surrounded by his family. As son of an Air Force officer, Jack had lived in, or visited, all 48 states by the time he graduated high school. He attended Sidwell Friends School in D.C. and Lowell High School in San Francisco 1944-1948 where he was Student Body Officer and starting quarte...
Sept. 4, 1932 - Aug. 27, 2018
Palo Alto, California
veteran, business, public service
Yuji passed away peacefully at home in Palo Alto on Monday August 27 at the age of 85. He was a long time member and volunteer of the Palo Alto Buddhist Temple and worked at General Electric.
Yuji grew up in Wheatland, California and was valedictorian of Wheatland High School 1950. Yuji graduated from UC Berkeley in 1954 and served as an officer in the army. Yuji was an avid San Francisco Giants ...
Scott Sanders Higgins, 59, of Cherry Hills Village, CO passed away while riding his bike in a triathlon on Saturday, August 25, 2018. Son of the late Jack Kirby Higgins and step son of the late Sally Higgins of St. Louis, MO. Also the son of the late Cynthia Jane Sanders Higgins and brother of the late Johnny Shackelford Higgins of Kansas City, MO. Scott is survived by his wife of 26 years, Laurie...
Dec. 31, 1922 - Aug. 23, 2018
Mountain View, California
Bernice Elizabeth Duran, 95, died on August 23, 2018 surrounded by family. Born to William and Helen Beard in Vallejo on the last day of 1922; raised in Grass Valley, Knights Landing and Woodland, and graduated from Woodland High School in 1942. She became a longtime resident of Mountain View after marrying Sam Duran in 1952. Bernice was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Mountain View...
Ragnar Andreas Andersen passed away just after his 90th birthday at the Devonshire Oaks Nursing Home in Redwood City, CA on Thursday, August 23, 2018.
Ragnar (Andy) was born June 29, 1928 in Bergen, Norway to Knut and Kristi Andersen. He was the oldest of 6 children (Anny, Olav, John (d), Daniel (d) and Reidar (d))
He attended grade school and high school in Bergen and attended the Norwegian Tec...
Richard Carter Angus
Aug. 25, 1927 - Aug. 22, 2018
veteran, business, sports, public service
Richard Angus passed away peacefully at home in Saratoga, CA on August 22. Born in Atherton, he spent most of his life as an avid community volunteer in Saratoga and Menlo Park. He was a graduate and active alumnus of Sequoia High School. He served in the Navy at the end of WWII, then attended San Jose State University. Upon graduation, he married Shirley Adams, his wife of 59 years. Dick was dedi...
John Frederick Straubel, born May 19, 1928 in Green Bay Wisconsin, passed away peacefully on August 21, 2018, in Palo Alto, California, surrounded by family and loved ones. John lived a life full of adventure and creativity, and was able to integrate both into his career at Straubel Communications, the public relations agency he founded, working with a long list of successful Bay Area companies.
Phyllis C. Cassel, who was known for her leadership roles on the City of Palo Alto Planning and Transportation Commission, League of Women Voters, Stevenson House Board of Directors and the Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto, died Aug. 14, 2018 at home in Palo Alto at the age of 77. She will be remembered for her willingness to care for others, whether family members, friends or communitie...
Ruth J. Murphy, age 95, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Aug. 14 in her Palo Alto home. She was born on Jan. 12, 1923 in San Francisco. She attended Mission High School where she met her husband John who passed away in 1965. After marriage, Ruth and John lived in San Francisco. They moved to their Midtown Ranchette in Palo Alto in 1952 because she loved the country and wanted to get away from th...
Dec. 4, 1928 - Aug. 11, 2018
Palo Alto, California
arts/media, public service
Lu will be dearly remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, mother-in-law and friend, as well as a tireless community volunteer, environmental educator, talented artist, musician, dancer and intrepid traveler.
Lu was born in Walsenburg, Colorado, to Frank and Ida Yelonek, and grew up in Gallup and Albuquerque, New Mexico. After graduating from the UNM with a degree in fine arts, she mo...