A resident of Palo Alto for sixty-five years, Paul passed away peacefully at his home at the age of 93. His last wish was to spend his remaining days at the home he and his wife of seventy years, Jean, built for their retirement years. Thanks to Jean and his wonderful caregivers, he got his wish fulfilled.
Paul was born in Oklahoma, and it was there that he enlisted during World War II. He ser...
Margaret J. Gisske was born Oct. 20, 1922, in Memphis, Tennessee, and passed away peacefully Dec. 28, 2016, in Chico at age 94. She is survived by her husband Hugo and daughter Teresa, three granddaughters, four great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughter Carla Bower, her grandson Scott Nelson and her six siblings and their spouses.
Dr. Leonard Goldberg died peacefully at home in Mountain View on Oct. 1. He will be remembered with great love by his family, friends and colleagues. His patients knew him as a skilled and compassionate physician. Leonard practiced Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease at the Sunnyvale Medical Clinic (PAMF) and El Camino Hospital for 25 years. He was one of few doctors who treated people with H...
Bob Haeckl, a resident of Mountain View, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, August 8, 2016 from an undetected enlarged heart at the age of 51 while vacationing with his family at Lake Tahoe. He generously and whole-heartedly loved his family and friends.
Robert (Bob) Everette Haeckl was born in Santa Clara, California on August 19, 1964 to parents Fred and Ann (Glendinning) Haeckl. His parent...
Joseph H. Hafkenschiel, Jr., M.D. passed away on October 26, 2016, at The Sequoias in Portola Valley, California, where he lived in his later years.
He is survived by his sons, Joseph III, Tom, Mark, and John; his daughters -in-law, Cynthia, Wendy and Jaclyn Jean; his grandchildren, Erin, Alex, Ian and Haley; his grandson-in-law, Ryan Donnelly; and his great-granddaughter, Lucinda Easton Don...
Thomas Joseph Harley, Jr. died on Oct. 5 in Palo Alto, California, at 87 years old. He died peacefully at home with his family. He was born in Philadelphia to Thomas Joseph Harley, Sr. and Margaret (Ritsert) Harley. He is preceded in death by his sister Jeanne (Harley) Stilwill of Spring Hill, Florida.
Tom graduated from Northeast High School in Philadelphia in 1946 and from the University of P...
Lorraine Herrick, fondly known as Lee, was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, the only child of Edith and Alick Erickson.
Lee grew up in White Bear Lake, Minnesota, where she enjoyed ice fishing in the winter, lake fishing in the summer and hunting in the fall.
Lee and her husband, Robert, were childhood friends and high school sweethearts. After high school and Bob’s enlistment in the Army, ...
Tracy Grant Herrick
Dec. 30, 1933 - Nov. 29, 2016
Palo Alto, California
“I have been unaccountably lucky. I mean luck in the big sense of the word.”
Tracy Herrick was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and moved to Palo Alto with his family in 1970 when he joined the Stanford Research Institute as a Senior Economist. While a Vice President of Bank of America, he wrote Bank Analysts Handbook, which is still the authoritative reference on the subject: a description of the sp...
Robert Edwin Hintz
Dec. 13, 1948 - Aug. 4, 2016
Redwood City, California
veteran, business, public service
Robert (Bob) Edwin Hintz, age 67, succumbed to gastric cancer on Aug. 4, 2016, surrounded by loved ones in his home in Redwood City, CA.
Born on December 13, 1948, in New Britain, CT, to Edward and Dorothy Hintz, Bob was the 2nd of 5 boys (Edward, Mike, Eric, and Arthur) who all loved sports and each other.
Bob graduated from Cromwell High School, in Cromwell, CT, and then Hartford Institut...
Sue Humphries, 80, passed away peacefully at home. She was diagnosed with cancer a year ago, went into remission, then it came back a year later with force. She had been an elementary school teacher before going back to school to become an x-ray technician in mammography at Palo Alto Medical Foundation and was a longtime resident of Palo Alto. She loved nature, traveling throughout the U.S. and t...
Jan. 25, 1943 - Aug. 22, 2016
Palo Alto, California
Theodore (Ted) Jacob passed away peacefully in his sleep in his home in Palo Alto on Aug. 22, 2016, following a seventh-month battle with cancer.
Born in New York City, Ted grew up in Los Angeles and graduated from the University of California-Berkeley. After earning his doctorate in psychology from the University of Nebraska, he served as a tenured faculty member in the Departments of Psychol...
Justin Manning Jacobs, Jr., a beloved son, father, grandfather, brother, companion, and friend, lost his valiant battle with cancer on August 7, 2016.
He was 82 years old. He passed peacefully at home with loved ones by his side.
Justin was born August 28, 1933, in San Francisco to Justin Manning Jacobs and Nita Mae Jacobs. He graduated from Stanford University and served in the U.S. Army. ...
Jan. 2, 1983 - Aug. 11, 2016
Menlo Park, California
Nick Jenkins, 33, a lifelong resident of Menlo Park passed away August 11, 2016, after a 7-year battle with a brain tumor.
Nick never complained while enduring multiple treatments and faced each setback with strength, dignity and a sense of humor.
We will always remember Nick for his kindness and compassion for friends, children and animals.
Nick graduated from M-A in 2001 and after wor...
PETER (PETE) ASHLEY JOHNSON, 74, of Clearlake, California, passed away at Stanford Medical Center surrounded by his family on July 31, 2016.
Pete was born on December 13, 1941, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to J. Theodore and Barbara (Salmon) Johnson. He was raised in California (Saratoga/Sunnyvale area).
He graduated from Freemont High School and West Valley College.
Pete began his ca...
At peace in Vancouver, Washington, and a long time resident of Menlo Park, Palo Alto and Sunnyvale. Survived by his wife Carolyn and three children, Jim (Judy) Johnson, Carla (Dan) Dooley, Deborah (Greg) Watkins, many grandchildren, great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandson.
Also survived by his brother Wilton Johnson and his family of Palo Alto.
A World War II combat veteran, Wendell ...
After an incredibly brave seven-year battle with colorectal cancer, Edwin (Ed) Brent Jones peacefully succumbed Nov. 20, at the too-young age of 58, holding the hand of his loving husband, Eddie. Throughout the long struggle, Ed continued to live every day to the fullest. Before his Stage 4 diagnosis in 2014 but after his initial six-months of surgeries in 2009, he hiked two-plus weeks in Scotla...