Obituaries | July 23, 2021 | Palo Alto Weekly | Palo Alto Online |

Palo Alto Weekly

Community Pulse - July 23, 2021


A list of local residents who died recently:

Mary Emily Wurtz, 83, a Palo Alto resident and one of the founding members of the Beyond War movement, died on April 20. John Bordy, 83, a former Palo Alto resident and head of the orthopedic department at Kaiser Permanente in Redwood City, died on June 28. Van Austin Harvey, 95, professor emeritus of religious studies at Stanford University and a Palo Alto resident, died on July 11.

To read full obituaries, leave remembrances and post photos, go to Lasting Memories at


There are no comments yet for this post

Post a comment

In order to encourage respectful and thoughtful discussion, commenting on stories is available to those who are registered users. If you are already a registered user and the commenting form is not below, you need to log in. If you are not registered, you can do so here.

Please make sure your comments are truthful, on-topic and do not disrespect another poster. Don't be snarky or belittling. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

See our announcement about requiring registration for commenting.

Stay informed.

Get the day's top headlines from Palo Alto Online sent to your inbox in the Express newsletter.