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Henry Norbury Kuechler III
March 15, 1938 - March 25, 2015
Atherton, California

Henry, known to his friends as "Hank," was born on March 15, 1938, in Stanford Hospital to Beth and Henry Kuechler (Mary Elizabeth Stewart & Henry Norbury Kuechler, Jr.) of Atherton, California. His upbringing was greatly influenced and shaped by his beloved grandfather, A.O. Stewart. Henry had three sisters, Sue (Mrs. James Harris, who preceded him in death), Sally (Mrs. Warren Debenham) and Nancy (Mrs. Lee Enright). He attended the Thacher School in Ojai, CA, excelling in horsemanship and tennis. While attending the University of California, Berkeley, he played varsity tennis and was a member of Zeta Psi fraternity. After graduating with a B.S. in Business, he served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Merrick as Chief Engineer before entering the family business alongside his grandfather and father in 1962. Henry was active in many facets of the agriculture community serving as President of the Board of Trustees for Reclamation District #2060, Chairman of the North Delta Water Agency Board of Directors, President of the Cow Palace, President of the Grand National Foundation, and a Director for the California Tomato Growers Association and the San Joaquin H...

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Robert R Pederson
May 8, 1933 - March 7, 2015
Los Altos, California

Pete, Bob, Coach, Granpa It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Robert Pederson. His joy of teaching and coaching live on even after retirement from the P.A.U.S.D. and his love of sports sprinkled with lessons of how to live a good and honest life will continue as his legacy. He was a devoted father, husband, grandpa and friend, as well as a loyal Palo Altan. He is survived by his wife, Lou Ann; children Larry (Xiao Ping), Stuart (Shelly), Susan, Jeffrey (Amy) and Leslie; and his stepchildren, Joy Toulemonde (Gaetan), Tom Veale (Scotti) and Tina Veale. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Nicholas, Brittany, Chelsea and J.J.; Champ, Tyger, Joc and Jacey; Jessica, Jacob and Joshua; Nikko and Koji Hinz; and seven stepgrandchldren, Lauren, Anthony, Elise, Kayleen and Elena Toulemonde, and Christian and Lucas Veale....

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Roberta Ellen Rosenberg
Dec. 12, 1925 - Dec. 16, 2014
Palo Alto, California

Roberta Ellen (Darby) Rosenberg, born in Worthington, Ohio, in 1925, to Porter J and Willamette Darby on Dec. 12, 1925, passed away this past December, shortly after her 89th birthday. She graduated from Ohio State University with a degree in labor economics. She then moved on her own to San Francisco where she lived, worked, met many lifelong friends and was reunited with her future husband, Leon T Rosenberg, whom she had previously met at Ohio State. She lived and worked in New York City; El Paso, Texas; Stockholm Sweden; New Zealand; and, for most of her adult life, in Palo Alto, California. She is remembered by family and friends as a deeply introspective, thoughtful person, interested in and knowledgeable about art and architecture, reserved in personality but passionate in her beliefs and commitments. Long a supporter of progressive causes, she worked in the peace and justice movement throughout her adult life. Tragically, she lost Bevan, her eldest son, in a car accident caused by a drunk driver, when Bevan was 9 years old. She was a loving parent to son, Galen, and daughter, Carla, and was deeply connected to her granddaughters, Carson, Darby, Jane and Sydney. Robe...

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Dorothy Mitchell
April 6, 1918 - March 25, 2015 Menlo Park, California

What an incredible life! Dorothy Mitchell passed away peacefully on March 25, 2015 at age 96 surrounded by loved ones at the home of her daughter, Kathy Kenney-Baskin of Menlo Park, CA. Dorothy, better known as “Anyu” (Hungarian for mother) was born in Budapest, Hungary as Dorothy Renyi on April ...

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Aileen D. Schiel
Oct. 11, 1928 - March 20, 2015 Portola Valley, California

Aileen Dina Schiel, 86, of Portola Valley, California, died on Friday, March 20th. She is preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, George Ellis Schiel. Aileen was born to the late Remo and Annie Marchi on October 11, 1928. Aileen graduated from Sequoia High School and lived in Woodside until...

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Vincent Collins
June 19, 1944 - March 19, 2015 Palo Alto, California

Vincent DePaul Collins II, 70, resident of Palo Alto, California, taken from us on March 19, 2015. Son of Margaret Collins, brother of Andrea and Patrick Collins, and loving father to Vincent, Jackie and Mechelle Collins. Caring grandfather of six children who loved him dearly. Collins lived in, ...

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Catharine A. Fruth
April 3, 1923 - March 15, 2015 Palo Alto, California

Catharine Ann Hershey Fruth, aged 91, has gone home to God. She died March 15, 2015, of complications of Parkinson's disease. She was born April 3, 1923, in her grandmother's house in Indianola, Iowa. Her father did not see his firstborn for a week because a blizzard blocked his way from the family...

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