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Joseph A. Gist, Jr.
Jan. 15, 1925 - Dec. 20, 2017
Palo Alto, California

Tags: veteran, teacher/educator

Joseph Andrew Gist, Jr., former resident of San Jose and Palo Alto, passed away on Dec. 20, 2016. He was 91 years old. Joseph loved to tell the story of how he was born on a cold, windy January night in Garland, Wyoming, in 1925. His father was so excited that he forgot to drain the radiator in the old Model T after fetching the doctor, and the car’s engine cracked that night! The family soon...

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Sarah Wolfe
July 9, 1919 - June 18, 2017
Palo Alto, California

Tags: veteran, public service

In loving memory, Sarah Wolfe July 9, 1919 – June 18, 2017 Sarah Wolfe died peacefully on Sunday, June 18, just a few weeks before her 98th birthday. Mrs. Wolfe was an active member of the Palo Alto community for 65 years, as a volunteer and an activist in the peace and civil rights movements. Born in New York City to Romanian Jewish immigrants Abraham and Bessie Moskowitz, Sarah was the fift...

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Charles Patrick Thacker
Feb. 26, 1943 - June 12, 2017
Palo Alto, California
Charles Patrick Thacker, a pioneer of the first personal computer, died at his Palo Alto home on Monday, June 12, according to the publication Communications of the ACM, a periodical for the computing and information technology fields. He was 74. He died of esophageal cancer, his daughter Christine Thacker told the Weekly. A resident of the Old Palo Alto neighborhood, Thacker is credited wit...

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Wendi Hammond Haskell
Nov. 25, 1941 - June 10, 2017
Portola Valley, California

Tags: teacher/educator, public service

Wendi Hammond Haskell passed away quietly on June 10, 2017, at her home in Portola Valley surrounded by family members. Wendi had a compassionate, vibrant and eternally young soul and was quick to share a smile, a laugh, support and encouragement. She was one of pure generosity - never giving in order to get anything in return except the knowledge that she had helped others. As a devoted l...

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Marie Josée Mont-Reynaud
Oct. 1, 1985 - June 9, 2017
Oakland, California

Tags: arts/media

Born in Palo Alto and a resident of Oakland, MJ Mont-Reynaud passed away unexpectedly on Friday, June 9. She was 31. She was an exceptional photographer and Stanford graduate. She was a talented artist with great abilities to bring the best out from her models at every photo shoot. She is survived by many friends, wife, a loving partner and family members who loved her dearly. She knew how ...

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Pat Briggs
July 12, 1936 - June 8, 2017
Chicago, Illinois

Tags: arts/media

Pat Briggs, who guided and coached generations of Palo Alto children onto the stage as director of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre, died June 8 in her native Chicago after a period of failing health. Briggs served as head of the Children's Theatre starting in 1961 and was credited with building the group's national reputation for excellence. She retired in 2008. In 2009, the City Council r...

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Doris Richmond
Oct. 1, 1921 - June 6, 2017
Palo Alto, California

Tags: teacher/educator, public service

Doris Richmond, the first African-American to work full-time for the Palo Alto Library and the oldest member of the historic University AME Zion Church, died June 6 at 95, following a period of declining health. Richmond, a slightly built woman known to friends and neighbors in the Ventura neighborhood of Palo Alto for her outgoing friendliness, high energy and "adoption" of neighborhood childr...

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John Cuddeback
Feb. 5, 1925 - June 2, 2017
Redwood City, California

Tags: veteran, teacher/educator

John attended school in Berkeley until the 8th grade when the family moved to Chico, CA. He graduated from Chico High School in 1943. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy, which sent him to the University of the Pacific, then Midshipman's school at Notre Dame and finally Communications School at Harvard University. John returned to Chico in 1946 and attended Chico State, where he met Nancy Jane ...

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Gail Ann Reed
Feb. 11, 1941 - May 31, 2017
Portola Valley, California

Tags: arts/media, teacher/educator

Gail LeBaron Reed, a long term resident of Woodside and Portola Valley, has died. She was 76. Reed, who died May 31st, was born in Stockton, California, to Donna and Francis LeBaron on February 11, 1941. She went to school in Stockton and then earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Stanford University, where she met and married her first husband, Richard Pepper in 1960. Th...

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Carol Elizabeth Brigham
May 11, 1929 - May 30, 2017
Palo Alto, California
Carol Elizabeth Cobb Brigham died peacefully at her Palo Alto home, surrounded by the love of her family. She was 88. They will be hosting a Celebration of Life Luncheon at the Stanford Faculty Club on Saturday, July 8, at 12:30 p.m. She was born on May 11, 1929, in Fresno, to Bessie Bryant Cobb and Lloyd Stanford Cobb. She earned her bachelor’s degree in social science from Stanford Univers...

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Olive Borgsteadt
Nov. 7, 1929 - May 28, 2017
Palo Alto, California

Tags: teacher/educator

Olive Borgsteadt, of Palo Alto, passed away on May 28, 2017. Born in New York, Olive grew up in San Francisco, and graduated from Lowell High School and San Francisco State. After their marriage in 1952, Olive and her husband John called Palo Alto their home for over 60 years. She was a dedicated Palo Alto elementary school teacher with a lasting impact on her students, many of whom continued t...

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Roger Kautz
July 24, 1958 - May 27, 2017
Nahant, Massachusetts
Roger Kautz was born in Palo Alto and attended schools in Portola Valley and Palo Alto, graduating from Gunn in 1976. He received a bachelor's degree from Reed College, a doctorate degree from Stanford University and held post-doctoral positions at Yale University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was the principal research scientist and director of the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance S...

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David N. Daniels
Aug. 30, 1934 - May 26, 2017
Palo Alto, California

Tags: teacher/educator, public service

Dr. David Daniels thoughtfully contributed to the lives of so many others through his generosity, love, and wisdom. David was born in Palo Alto, CA and subsequently raised in Santa Rosa and Santa Barbara. He attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine where he specialized in Psychiatry. He worked for the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford Unive...

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