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Joyce Almira Andrew
Feb. 23, 1928 - April 19, 2018
Alpine, Utah
Joyce Almira Smith Minard Andrew died April 19, 2018. She was born February 23, 1928 in Bakersfield, CA but lived most of her growing up years in Palo Alto. Most recently she lived with her daughter in Alpine, Utah. She was an avid reader and had traveled all over the world. Joyce is survived by three sons, two daughters, nine grand children and 17 great grand children. All who knew her admired h...

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Shirley Grace Connolly
July 23, 1936 - April 18, 2018
Menlo Park, California
Shirley Grace Connolly, 81, of Menlo Park, CA went to the arms of the Lord on April 18, 2018. Shirley was born to Bernard and Grace Connolly on July 23, 1936 in Butte, Montana. Her family relocated to the San Francisco Bay area as a child and she has called this area her home ever since. Shirley entered the Society of the Sacred Heart on September 15, 1958, at Kenwood, Albany, NY. The...

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Robert Patrick Battaglia
March 17, 1942 - April 15, 2018
Menlo Park, CA

Tags: public service

Robert Patrick "Pat" Battaglia, born on March 17, 1942 in San Jose, Ca, to Anthony and Thelma Battaglia. He passed away at the age of 76 on April 15, 2018 in Menlo Park, Ca, surrounded by family. Pat attended Saint Catherine’s school and Junipero Serra high school. Pat started in the auto dealership industry at E-Z Davies Chevrolet in 1970, then opened Bay Area Lease in 1974, completing his care...

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James H Gaderlund
June 8, 1946 - April 14, 2018
Mountain View, California
James H. Gaderlund June 8, 1946 – April 14, 2018 The Reverend James Gaderlund passed away April 14th in Mountain View. Jim was pastor of Foothill Covenant Church of Los Altos from 1992 until his retirement in 2010. He also served churches in Glen Ellyn (Illinois), Portland, (Oregon), and Eugene, (Oregon). In retirement he was involved in spiritual direction and instrumental in the establ...

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Rita Mary O'Connor
May 15, 1921 - April 11, 2018
Palo Alto, California
Rita Mary O'Grady was born in Palo Alto on May 15, 1921, the second child of Tom and Delia O'Grady who hailed from County Roscommon, Ireland. She grew up and lived most of her life in Palo Alto, where she attended Mayfield Elementary, and then Mercy High School in Burlingame. Her parents' Stanford Avenue house was a gathering point for Irish people, where on many a Saturday night they would have l...

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Sami Monah Hamade
Jan. 7, 1961 - April 8, 2018
Palo Alto, California

Tags: business

Sami Hamade, 57, passed away on April 8, 2018 after a short, courageous battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his loving family and friends. Born in Lebanon in 1961, Sami earned a bachelor's degree in Engineering from the American University of Beirut, a master's degree in Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Af...

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Richard Gemmet
Dec. 11, 1942 - April 7, 2018
San Mateo, CA

Tags: teacher/educator, business

Richard Paul Gemmet Jr., a small business owner and former Menlo Park resident, died peacefully while surrounded by his family on April 7, following a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease. He was 75. Rich was born in San Francisco on Dec. 11, 1942, to Richard and Celsa Gemmet. He attended Corpus Christi School and entered the seminary in ninth grade, attending Salesian College Preparatory in Ri...

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Joni Denise Woodside
Feb. 12, 1955 - April 4, 2018
Atherton, California
JONI LARAWAY WOODSIDE passed away peacefully at her home in Atherton on April 4th after a brief battle with cancer. Her beloved husband, Jack, and sister, Leslie, were by her side. Born in San Jose on February 12, 1955, Joni grew up in Santa Clara and Menlo Park and graduated from Woodside High School in 1973. She went on to study dentistry at the Lawton School for Dental Assistants, graduatin...

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Herbert Kaiser
June 8, 1923 - March 30, 2018
Palo Alto, California

Tags: veteran, public service

Herbert Kaiser died peacefully at his home in Palo Alto on March 30. A diplomat and an activist, he was 94. Herb was a U.S. Foreign Service officer from 1950 to 1983, serving in Eastern Europe and South Africa. In 1985, he and Joy Dana Kaiser, his wife of 68 years, founded Medical Education for South African Blacks, a non-profit organization that raised funds to train medical professionals of ...

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Ernest S. Kabaluk
May 27, 1941 - March 30, 2018
Menlo Park, California
Ernest S. Kabaluk of Menlo Park, CA passed away early in the early morning of March 30 at Stanford Hospital after fighting a long battle from prostate cancer. Ernie was born in Lac Du Bonnet, Manitoba, Canada. Soon after arriving in California, he was employed for many years as a linotype operator at Slonaker’s Printing House in Palo Alto. He was instrumental in the transition from hot metal ...

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Carlene Gay Scheidtmann
July 15, 1943 - March 29, 2018
San Francisco, California

Tags: teacher/educator

Pre-School Teacher Passed away peacefully on March 29, 2018 at the age of 74. Beloved sister of Bob (Debbie) of Menlo Park and Eric (Susan) of San Ramon, favorite aunt of Tracy, Carl, Seth, Dan, Valerie and Marcus, and beloved great-aunt of eleven nieces and nephews. Her greatest pleasure was spending time with her family. Carlene attended San Francisco State University where she received both...

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Rebecca Riedel Weegar
June 16, 1954 - March 29, 2018
Palo Alto, California
Rebecca Riedel Weegar (Becky) passed away suddenly on March 29. Becky was born on June 16, 1954 at Bergstrom Air Force Base in Austin, Texas to John Kenneth Riedel and Deborah McBride Riedel. She grew up in Palo Alto and graduated from Palo Alto High School in 1972. She spent a year as an exchange student in the Netherlands, becoming fluent in Dutch, and returned to the U.S. to attend U.C. Santa B...

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Nancy Spence Flint
Dec. 5, 1920 - March 27, 2018
Palo Alto, California
Nancy Spence Flint (née Fraser), a long-time resident of Palo Alto, died March 27. She was 97. Born in Strathpeffer, Scotland in 1920, she grew up in Dingwall. During World War II, she served in the Women’s Royal Navy. She lost both her parents while still young and in 1950, she emigrated to the U.S. to be nearer her sisters. Nancy loved the outdoors, making life-long friends in the Sierra...

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Geraldine Olwell Myers
April 19, 1930 - March 16, 2018
Menlo Park, California
Geraldine Olwell Myers, “Gerry”, passed away on March 16, 2018. Gerry was born in Seattle, Washington to Eugene and Genevieve Olwell. She attended Queen Anne High School and graduated from the University of Washington in 1952. She was a proud and lifelong member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority. In 1954 she married Clinton Myers who served in the United States Army rising to the ranks of Lt. Co...

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Elizabeth Anne Shoaff
Feb. 9, 1937 - March 14, 2018
Portland, Oregon
BettyAnne Shoaff passed away peacefully on March 14, 2018. BettyAnne was born on February 9, 1937 to Anne L. Doyle Forbes and Walter Dunbar Forbes, in Fall River, Massachusetts. Growing up she lived with her parents and younger sister and brother, Joan Doyle Jacobson and Robert Forbes, in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Florida, Colorado and Arizona. BettyAnne studied at Arizona State University where...

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Vicky Stella Pardini
May 8, 1959 - March 13, 2018
Redwood Valley, California
Vicky Stella Pardini, a longtime Woodside and Redwood City resident, died on March 13 after a major stroke. She was 58 years old. Mrs. Pardini had been living with her son, Stavros Pardini, and his family at his home in Redwood Valley after the home she and her family had built themselves in Mendocino County and all their belongings were destroyed in the Redwood Valley Complex fire in October. ...

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Nancy Ann Salmon
Oct. 9, 1947 - March 12, 2018
Redwood City, California

Tags: arts/media, teacher/educator

It is with sadness that the family of Nancy Salmon announces her peaceful passing in her home in Redwood City on Monday, March 12, 2018. The daughter of Raymond James and Virginia O’Laughlin, Nancy was born in Oak Park, Illinois on October 9, 1947. She received her Bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s College in South Bend, Indiana in 1969 and married the same year. She worked as a special...

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