Kathleen Gaffney Braunstein died on September 2, 2021, in Woodside, California, with her children and husband at her side.
Kathleen Margaret Gaffney was born in Los Angeles, California, the eldest of five children born to Thomas and Margaret (Donovan) Gaffney. The family moved to San Francisco after the war, and Kathleen grew up in the Sacred Heart Parish, just west of Hayes Valley. She gradua...
John William Josse passed away peacefully at the age of 91 on September 1, 2021 in Seattle, Washington, with his family by his side. John led a truly humble and remarkable life.
John was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on February 20, 1930, the only child of William Josse and Bertha Wormhoudt Fisher. He spent his early childhood in Minneapolis growing up with his beloved siblings from his mothe...
April 29, 1925 - Aug. 28, 2021
Palo Alto, California
Daryl Reagan was born 1925 in Longview, WA, two years after the city’s founding. Forty years later, he was involved in planning and building the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), which was brought online in 1966.
He fought in WW II in the Philippines as a radio field operator. With help from the GI Bill, he earned his Ph.D. at Stanford in Physics in 1955. His Ph.D. advisor was a youn...
George White Jr.
July 19, 1935 - Aug. 25, 2021
Born on July 19, 1935 in St Louis, MO, George was the son of George White (P’33) and Carolyn Lawrence White. He passed away peacefully on August 25, 2021, in Carmel, CA.
George prepped at Lawrenceville then attended Princeton, graduating in 1957 with a degree in psychology. George developed many deep friendships at Princeton and as a member of Cottage Club. The relationships with both the ...
July 25, 1938 - Aug. 21, 2021
Educator, beloved mother and grandmother Sarah Kemper (Durand) Wood died August 21, 2021 in Pleasanton, California with her sons at her side.
Sally was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the youngest child of Samuel R. and Hildur (Richardson) Durand. The family moved to Palo Alto, California in the late 1940s, where she grew up and attended Jordan Junior High School and Palo Alto High School. Sally ...
Oct. 1, 1921 - Aug. 21, 2021
Portola Valley, California
veteran, teacher/educator, public service
Noble Hancock was born October 1, 1921 in Aurora, Illinois and died at The Sequoias in Portola Valley on August 21, 2021 just six weeks short of his 100th birthday. He and his wife Lorraine had lived in the Westridge area of Portola Valley for 61 years where they raised their five children. They moved to The Sequoias three years ago.
Mr. Hancock grew up in San Jose, attended Willow Glen Elemen...
Emmanuel Barbariol, a longtime resident of Menlo Park, died on August 20. He was 96 at the time of his passing. Emmanuel was born to parents Steve and Rosa Barbariol who immigrated from Roveredo in Piano, Italy.
Emmanuel graduated from Sequoia High School in 1945. After graduation, he entered the seminary to prepare for priesthood. He served as a priest with the Salesians of Don Bosco from ...
Aimee Ann Vickers passed away peacefully, after time surrounded by her family, early in the morning of August 19. She was vibrant, alert and beautiful up to her last day which is one of the many gifts she gave her family and community.
Aimee was the fifth child and only girl in her family, born in Indonesia of Dutch ancestry in 1932. She immigrated to the United States from Holland with her ...
Constance “Connie” Euler Spencer, of Carmel, CA passed away peacefully on August 11, 2021, after 82 years of living by her personal mantra, “Don’t Postpone Joy.”
The daughter of Elva and Herbert Euler, and the sister of Susan Smith (Baxter), Connie was born on May 12, 1939, in York, PA and was a member of the first-ever graduating class of York Country Day School. She spent her summer...
Frank Herman of Menlo Park, California, passed away on August 11th, 2021 after a decade long struggle with Alzheimer’s. Born on March 21, 1926, he was 95 at the time of his passing. Frank was born to parents who immigrated from Russia and was raised in New York City. He moved to California in 1962 where he lived for the rest of his life.
Frank showed an early aptitude for mechanics, math ...
Virginia D. Luna died at the age of 108 at her home of the last 60 years in Atherton. She was the widow of the late Henry P. Luna, retired Captain, American Airlines, and Colonel, US Air Force Reserve, who died in 1988, and mother of Jane Luna Euler, who died in 2019, and Douglas P. Luna, who survives.
She was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1913 to Frank H. Dietcher and Eva Hill Dietcher and...
Tina Enomoto was a loving mom, grandmother, daughter, sister, wife and friend, raised by her adoptive parents, John and Susan Spruill as an only child in Piedmont, CA, where she made lifelong friends, as she did everywhere she landed.
With her family based in northern Florida, she spent summers there, developing her early hospitality and storytelling traits, while forging special relationships...
Sara was born in Traverse City on March 17, 1940, to Beatrice Wilson and Frank Dewey Leonard. Sararose grew up in Traverse City, graduating from the old Central High School in 1958. She attended Denison University and in the winter of her Freshman year went on a blind date with David Taft. They were married in Traverse City in July 1961, recently celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary.
Feb. 7, 1965 - Aug. 5, 2021
Amy Alice Solveson, age 56, of Arvada, Colorado passed away on Thursday, August 5, 2021. Amy was born February 7, 1965.
Amy loved adventure and nature. She enjoyed hiking, surfing, downhill skiing, SCUBA diving, rock climbing, and travel. She also loved her family and friends. We will miss her greatly.
She retired from the Palo Alto Unified School District in 2017 and moved to Colorado that ...
Carol Wolff passed away at Sequoia Hospital on Thursday, August 5th. She had been recovering from heart surgery.
She was born in Santa Cruz on February 4th, 1953 to Erwin and Ruth Davidson. She grew up in Menlo Park with her brothers Bob and Jack. She graduated from Woodside High School and earned a bachelor's degree in English from San Diego State University.
On a break back home from college...
Marilyn Elizabeth Farmer passed away peacefully with her children by her side on August 5, 2021. She was born in 1929 in San Francisco, California to Harold P. “Brick” Muller and Zanita Campbell Muller. Marilyn attended the Hamlin School in San Francisco, followed by Bradford College in Massachusetts where she met her future husband, Clifford Farmer. Marilyn and Clifford were married in 194...
Rosemary Young was born in Klamath Falls, Oregon, the youngest child of Percy and Marcella Murray’s three children. She grew up on the same street and attended the same elementary and high schools as her future husband, John Young. Rosemary attended Pomona College, studying early childhood development, and was graduated from Oregon State College in 1954. Rosemary and John were married that year ...