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Community Pulse - September 26, 2008


William John Frank Jr.

William John Frank Jr., 74, a resident of Palo Alto, died Sept. 19 after a three-year battle with liposarcoma.

He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to Olive and William Frank Sr.

He graduated from Wakeman High School, received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the Case Institute of Technology and a master's degree in business from the University of Southern California.

He was known in the data-storage industry as a manager, analyst and thought leader for 30 years. He co-founded InfoCorp in 1982 and started AugurVisions in 1988. Over the past 13 years he was the executive director of the CompactFlash Association (CFA).

He was a loving, devoted husband and a dedicated father, family members recall.

He was an avid tennis player, captain of five USTA tennis teams and an amateur digital photographer with a passion for landscapes.

He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Miriam Frank; daughters, Laura Diko, Leslie Ellen Frank and Alona Jasik; son, Benji Jasik; mother of Laura and

Leslie, Maryellen Federico (Kieffer); two grandchildren; and three siblings.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Sarcoma Foundation of

America (

David Erich Hahn

David Erich Hahn, 35, a Palo Alto native and resident, died Sept. 16.

He was an active member of the Palo Alto community. At Stanford University he worked for one of the dormitory cafeterias, in Florence Moore Hall, and was a member of the University's marching band.

He was also an ardent sports fan for Stanford University's sports teams and non-university teams alike.

He regularly visited California and University Avenue in Palo Alto

He will be missed for the contagious smile he brought to Palo Alto, loved ones recall.

He is survived by his parents, Dr Michael Hahn and Susan Hahn of Palo Alto; and his sister and family, Rabbi Laurie Hahn Tapper, Dr. Aaron Hahn Tapper and Isaiah Everett Hahn Tapper of Redwood City.

Donations may be made to Abilities United; Best Buddies; Stanford University Band; or Williams Syndrome Foundation.

Ynes Warren

Ynes Dorothy (Vasquez) Warren, 86, a longtime resident of Palo Alto, died Sept. 4 at Stanford Hospital after a short illness.

Born and raised on a cattle ranch in Carmel Valley, she was one of seven children. She was second to the eldest of five girls and two boys, and mother hen to all her younger siblings, her sister recalls.

Her family moved to Marin County, where she graduated from Tamalpais High School.

A graduate from Munsons Business School in San Francisco, she was a career woman who worked primarily as an executive secretary. She held jobs at the Palo Alto Clinic, Stanford Medical School, Alza, Dynapol (where she was director of human resources) and Beckman Coulter in Palo Alto, from where she retired. She worked part time until she was 80 years old.

Her interests included: interior design, in which she had a degree from Cañada College; photography; plants, flowers and all living things; her beloved Siamese cats; the ocean; and her family.

She is remembered as a wonderful person who will be missed dearly by friends and family.

She is survived by her sisters, Carole Clarke of Menlo Park and Peggy Renton of Reno, Nev.; brother, George Vasquez of Reno, Nev.; and her many nieces and nephews.


Posted by Kathy Tinney, a resident of Community Center
on Oct 22, 2008 at 10:10 pm

I want to submit my Mom's obituary but I got it back undelivered at the email address I found to send to HELP!

Posted by registered user, Tyler Hanley, a resident of digital editor of Palo Alto Online
on Oct 23, 2008 at 9:29 am


Please e-mail the obituary to our Editorial Assistant Karla Kane at We will get it published as soon as possible. My heartfelt condolences for your loss. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me at