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Ansie Lee Sperry
Sept. 20, 1914 - July 13, 2018
Portola Valley, California
Ansie Lee Sperry died in Portola Valley, California on July 13, 2018 at age 103. Born in Macao on September 20, 1914, Ansie grew up in Hong Kong in a traditional Chinese family as one of fourteen children in a household with four mothers. Sent to England for her education at the age of nine, she returned to Hong Kong four years later after her father’s murder. During the Sino-Japanese war she ...

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Leonard Severn Petersen
Jan. 6, 1936 - July 10, 2018
Atherton, California
Leonard Severn Petersen passed away at his home in Atherton, Calif., from cancer on July 10, 2018. Leonard was born Jan. 6, 1936, at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital to Leonard Sr. and Estelle Petersen. He attended Santa Maria High School, where he ran track and served as a Junior Statesman of America. It was then that he met his future business partner, Phil Olson, for the very first time. Leonard...

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Scott Kleckner
Sept. 22, 1993 - July 10, 2018
Washington D.C., Virginia
Scott Kleckner died suddenly on July 10 after several days of struggling with flu-like symptoms complicated by Type 1 diabetes. He was 24 and living in Washington, D.C., where he had just graduated from George Washington University. Scott was working in a variety of roles at the Momofuku CCDC restaurant, and was well loved by his coworkers. Scott had recently returned home to the Bay Area to atten...

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Patricia C. Davis
Dec. 13, 1934 - July 8, 2018
San Leandro, California
Patricia Carol Davis (nee Eber), Patricia Eber was born December 13, 1934 to Gerda and Kenneth Eber in South Bend, Indiana. She was the eighth of what would be nine children. Her family moved to Detroit where she attended elementary through high school, graduating from Denby High School in 1953. Following her graduation from Denby, Patricia began working as a secretary for a local insurance agency...

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Jacob "Jake" Harrison
Oct. 16, 1932 - July 5, 2018
Menlo Park, California

Tags: veteran

Jake Harrison was born October 16, 1932 to M.C. Clinton and Ardessa Harrison in Garrison, Texas. Jake passed away on July 5, 2018 at home in Menlo Park, California where he had lived since 1959. Jake is a graduate of Dunbar High School in Lufkin, Texas, where he resided until joining the Navy in 1952. While in the Navy, Jake received the Korean Service Medal, amongst other awards. Jake then built...

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Norman Bergrun
Aug. 4, 1921 - July 1, 2018
Los Altos Hills, California
Norman Riley Bergrun, a longtime resident of Los Altos Hills, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 1 at Tracy Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at the age of 96. He lived in Los Altos Hills for 52 years before relocating to the Central Valley to be closer to his family following the loss of his beloved wife, Claire, in 2010.  Norman was educated at Cornell University with post graduate study at...

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Dr. Lucienne Vian Woods
July 30, 1963 - June 29, 2018
Menlo Park, California
Dr. Lucienne Vian Woods lost her battle with cancer and passed away on June 29, 2018, surrounded by her family. A graduate of the Castilleja School in Palo Alto, she went on to Pomona College in Claremont and then to the Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University. Lucienne specialized in internal and pediatric medicine and was a practicing physician in the Bay Area for many years. ...

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Patricia Lauraine Kallenbach
Sept. 12, 1927 - June 26, 2018
Portland, Oregon

Tags: teacher/educator

Patricia Lauraine Kallenbach passed away peacefully on June 26, 2018 in Portland, Oregon at the age of 90. Born September 12, 1926 to Emma (née Klenk) and Patrick Adams, Patricia grew up in Eldon, Missouri, where she participated in journalism, drama, choir and marching band. Upon graduating from high school, Patricia enrolled in the University of Missouri's School of Journalism. She corresponded...

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George C. Krueger
Dec. 6, 1924 - June 22, 2018
Palo Alto, California
"It was fun while it lasted." George Charles Krueger, age 93, passed away peacefully on June 22, 2018 in Beaverton, Oregon. George was born on December 6, 1924 in Los Angeles, California and was the only child of Louis E. Krueger and EtheI May Ellis. He joins his wife, Patricia Elizabeth Rollman Krueger, who passed on November 13, 2015, at the age of 90. George and Pat were married just short of ...

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Marlene Handy
Nov. 25, 1932 - June 21, 2018
Stanford/Los Altos, California
Marlene Bogel Handy -- beloved wife, mother, nurse and friend -- died unexpectedly of heart failure on June 21, 2018, in Los Altos, California. She was 85. Marlene was born in Millbrae, California, to George and Kathryn Bogel. She grew up loving Shirley Temple, Gone With the Wind and pretending to shoot down enemy aircraft from her family's home near San Francisco airport's flight paths. She gradu...

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Philip Martin Eastman
Jan. 27, 1936 - June 19, 2018
Portola Valley, California
Dr. Philip Martin Eastman passed away at his home in Portola Valley, California on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 after a long illness. Philip was born on January 27, 1936 to Herman Eastman and Rose Frieder Eastman in the Bronx, New York. He is survived by his wife, Jean, sons, David and Peter, daughter-in-law, Catharine, and grandchildren, Hannah and Ryan. He was predeceased by his parents and by his ...

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Edward Pak
1946 - June 19, 2018
Los Altos Hills, California
Edward Pak passed from the life he embraced with such enthusiasm on June 18, 2018 at the age of 72, surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of Raylene Pak, loving father to Michael (Lorraine) Pak, Melissa (Greg) Pak-Wittel and Arthur (Julie) Pak. He was the proud grandfather of Marcus Pak, Alexander Wittel, Theodore Wittel and Elliott Pak. Ed was born in China in 1946 to Wai Man and ...

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Lois Smith
Nov. 10, 1935 - June 16, 2018
Sutter Creek, California
Lois Mae Smith passed away on Saturday, June 16, 2018, at the age of 82.  Lois is dearly remembered by her husband of 61 years, Bob and her children Ceci (and husband Lad), Marcus (and wife Irene) and daughter Allean. She will also be lovingly remembered by her brother Arlo. She was an amazing grandmother to Abby, Nate and Cozmo. Lois Kurrle was born and raised in Pasadena, California where sh...

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J. Barton Phelps
April 27, 1917 - June 15, 2018
Menlo Park, California

Tags: veteran, public service

Judge of the Superior Court (retired) Our beloved Bart Phelps passed away June 15, 2018, age 101, under the loving care of his cherished wife Jeanette. He led an illustrious life in serving his country and as a leader in professional and civic activities and in his life as a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. James Barton Phelps was born April 27, 1917, in Topeka...

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Gloria DeEtte Otto
Jan. 12, 1924 - June 10, 2018
Palo Alto, CA

Tags: public service

Gloria DeEtte Williams Otto [Gloria W. Otto] died on Sunday, 10 June 2018 at 4:50pm after suffering from dementia for a number of years. She was 94 years old. Gloria was born in Boise, Idaho on 12 January 1924, the first child of M. Ned Williams and Floribel Bergh Williams. Her family moved a lot while she was very young because of her father’s work. They settled in Boise where Gloria complet...

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Elizabeth Jessen
Sept. 10, 1920 - June 10, 2018
San Rafael, California
It is with great sadness that Elizabeth Jessen’s family announces her passing on June 10, 2018. She died peacefully at her home in San Rafael, where she lived for 68 years, with her family by her side. She was 97 years old. Elizabeth Todd was born in Ukiah, CA and moved to San Francisco soon after her birth. She was the second of four children born to Anna Kristina Johannesson and Norman Grah...

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Tony Awaida
May 6, 1995 - June 9, 2018
Palo Alto, California
Tony Awaida, 23, of Palo Alto, died unexpectedly on June 9, 2018. He was born on May 6, 1995 in Palo Alto. A 2013 graduate of Palo Alto High School, Tony went on to graduate from UC Santa Cruz in December 2017 with a degree in Computer Science. Tony leaves behind his father Antony Awaida of Palo Alto; his mother and stepfather Janet (Fielding) and Kevin Buck of Laguna Niguel; his brother Alex Awa...

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Liesel Altman
Feb. 12, 1918 - June 9, 2018
Portola Valley, California
Liesel (Lee) Altman, who lived in the Bay Area for nearly 60 years, died June 9, 2018. She was born Feb. 12, 1918 in Osnabruck, Germany, the fourth of five children. She left Germany at the age of 15 for Palestine; her parents managed to get all the children out of Germany and left themselves just before World War II. In Palestine, Lee attended an agricultural boarding school in Ben Shemen and ...

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Donald Emanuel Hietter
April 10, 1921 - June 3, 2018
Menlo Park, California

Tags: veteran

Donald (Don) Hietter was born in Bradford IL to John and Lillian Hickey Hietter. He grew up in nearby Peoria. Don is survived by his wife, Judith Hietter, daughter Marilyn Palm, son Randy Hietter (Laurie), daughter Christine Sullivan (Dave), grandson John Hietter, granddaughters Kelsey Bragg (Cameron), Caitlin Sullivan and Carolyn Hietter. He is also survived by his sister Marilyn Moehn, four s...

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