Kathryn Lucille Allen
Kathryn Lucille Allen, 80, of Stanford, died Sept. 17 at her home. She was born and raised in Canton, China at the Methodist mission where her parents served. After earning a M.S.W. degree at the Indiana University School of Social Work, she became a social worker for the Indianapolis Public Schools and the Borenstein Home for the Aged. She is survived by her sons Robert and Grant Shipley; daughter Susan Shipley; grandchildren Adam and Colin Shipley; and stepchildren, Barry, Edward, Nanette, Lester, and Joseph Allen. Services will be held in Pennsylvania. Memorial contributions may be sent to a charity of the donor's choice.
Hildegarde Boston, 80, a resident of Palo Alto, died Aug. 25. She was a clerk for various insurance companies. A service will be held Sept. 18 at 2 p.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 751 Waverley St., Palo Alto.
Lina B. Ciardella
Lina B. Ciardella, 73, a 46-year resident of Menlo Park died Sept. 13. A native of Montague, CA., she was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Raymond's Catholic Church for 46 years. She was also a member of the ICF Branch #351 of Menlo Park, and ARP. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Louis L. Ciardella of Menlo Park; two sons, Larry J. Ciardella of Milpitas, Richard N. Ciardella of Menlo Park; four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Services have been held. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Diabetes Society of Santa Clara Valley, 1261 Lincoln Ave., San Jose, 95125, or the Ciardella Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Bank of Milpitas, 100 N. Milpitas Blvd., Milpitas, 95035.
George Ebey, 88, of Palo Alto, died Sept. 9. Born and raised in San Jose, he graduated from high school in 1924 and attended the newly created junior college division at then San Jose State College. He later transferred to Stanford University where he earned a B.A. degree in economics with a speech minor. He returned to Stanford for a year of graduate work in education in 1931. After five years of teaching in Hawaii, he completed work for his Ph.D. in educational administration at Teacher's College, Columbia University. He moved to Palo Alto in 1955 and became active in the Greenmeadow Community Association. He served in the Air Force during World War II as a planning officer in the Pentagon. He worked as an assistant superintendent of schools in Portland, Ore., and served as the Director of Research and Planning at the San Mateo Community College District. He also operated his own firm, George Ebey Associates, where he led COPES, the continuing community college occupational education evaluation study sponsored by the California Community College Chancellor's Office. He is survived by his wife, Leonor Ebey of Palo Alto; his son, George Ebey of Ashland, Ore.; his daughter, Barbara Martina Ebey of Mountain View. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Greenmeadow Community Scholarship Fund, 303 Parkside Dr., Palo Alto, 94306.
Peter R. Holmes
Peter R. Holmes, 71, a former longtime Palo Alto resident and attorney, died Sept. 10 at his home in Colfax, CA. He graduated from the first class at Lincoln High School in San Francisco in 1942, and entered the U.S. Army. He served in the Mountain Ski Patrol and received a purple heart for combat in the Alps in Italy. He returned to graduate from Chico State University and Hastings Law School. He joined Morgan, Beauzay and Holmes in San Jose before opening his practice with Vince Sevely on California Avenue in 1964. He was one of the first board certified specialists in the field of Workers' Compensation. He was a Mason, a member of E. Clampus Vitus, and a co-founder of the P and L Seminar Society, a Bay Area organization of lawyers, judges, and associates. He retired from active practice in 1985 and moved to Colfax. He is survived by his wife Jane Holmes of Colfax; three children, Shannon of Campbell, Philbrook of Coleville, Wash. and Dorothy of Reno, Nev.; three grandchildren, and his former wife, Nancy, of Reno, Nev. Services are pending. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Elvis A. Krajicek
Elvis A. Krajicek, 71, a resident of Palo Alto, died Sept. 12. A native of Iowa, she was a production control planner at Raytheon for 28 years. She is survived by her husband, Joseph Krajicek of Palo Alto; three daughters, Theresa Haider of Irvine, Rose Freitas of Visalia and Patricia Casey of San Jose; two sons, Thomas Krajicek of Nevada and Daniel Krajicek of Sunnyvale; three brothers, William, Walter, and Roy Adams of Omaha, Neb.; a sister, Evelyn Matherly of Sun City, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services have been held. Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 26007, San Jose, CA 95159.
Ernest Paul O'Hair
Ernest Paul O'Hair, 85, of Palo Alto, died Sept. 12. He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II, followed by many years of service with Pan American Airlines until his retirement in 1972. He is survived by his sister, Alice O'Hair Findlay of Redwood City; his niece, Virginia Findlay Kruger; and grand-nieces Erika White and Paula Henson of Los Angeles; grand-nephews Timothy O'Hair of Los Angeles and Jay O'Hair of New Hartford, N.Y..
Marion Schaeffer, 89, of Menlo Park, died Sept. 12. She was born in Half Moon Bay in 1906, and had lived in Menlo Park since 1936. She is survived by her son, Raymond Paul Schaeffer of Stockton; five grandchildren, Victoria, Steven, Jeffrey, Stephanie, and Katie; and two great-granchildren, Natalie and Catherine. Memorial contributions may be sent to charity of the donor's choice.
Sol Segal, 85, a 21-year resident of Palo Alto, died Sept. 11 after a stroke. Born in 1909 in Norfolk, Va., his family moved around a lot until settling in New York. He attended New York University, where he studied piano and musical composition during the late 1920's. After the Depression, he taught French and English to immigrants. During World War II, he worked at a Navy shipyard. When the war ended he went back to school and earned a master's degree. During the 1950's, he completed work on a Ph.D. in science education. In 1974, he and his wife moved to Palo Alto. In 1980 he completed writing a symphony, which he had begun working on in 1956. Eight years later, the symphony was performed in Los Altos Hills with the Nova Vista Symphony Orchestra and in Walnut Creek with the Diablo Symphony Orchestra. He kept himself involved with world affairs and frequently wrote letters to the editor and opinion articles in local newspapers. He is survived by his wife Mollie Segal of Palo Alto; a son, Lynn Segal of Menlo Park; a daughter, Elaine Segal of Palo Alto; and three grandchildren, Lisa, Robert, and Judith. Memorial contributions may be sent to Mental Health Resource Center, 300 Harvey West Blvd., Santa Cruz, CA 95060.
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