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...
Willie Lou “Carol” Harris, 80, a longtime resident of East Palo Alto, was born March 20, 1936, in Dyersburg County, Tennessee, to the late Lou Ella Eison and Rev. Alonzo N. Eison, Sr. She departed this life on Feb. 6 at her home surrounded by family and friends. She was united in Holy Matrimony to James E. Harris. To this union, three children were born. In addition, she had three children fro...
John L. Henderson
March 9, 1944 - Jan. 31, 2017
Los Altos, California
John Henderson of Los Altos, California, died following a five-year battle with cancer on January 31, 2017.
Born John Leslie Henderson on March 9, 1944 to Albert and Carolynne (nee Marlin) Henderson in Charlotte, North Carolina, he graduated from Myers Park High School, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with an Associate Degree in Mathematics, and Ohio State University with a Master...
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...
Nov. 21, 1927 - Jan. 7, 2017
George Houle was born in Pasadena and spent his early life there. From the age of 13 he studied oboe with the principal oboist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Henri de Busscher.
He first came to Stanford in 1949, when he was hired to play oboe for a Music Department opera and then was offered a music scholarship in lieu of payment. He received BA, MA and Ph.D. degrees and studied with Putnam A...
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...
Elaine was born on January 15, 1930, in Dinuba, the only child of Moody and Erna Kimes. For the first three years of her life she lived above the North Dinuba Santa Fe Railroad depot where her father was a station agent.
Elaine attended Dinuba High School. She was in chorus, performed in several plays and musicals and was an award-winning majorette in the school band. It was during this time s...
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...
Antonette "Lil" Josephine Kavanaugh died peacefully Sept. 9 at Webster House in Palo Alto, with her family by her side.
Lil was born in Netcong, NJ, to Peter and Antonette Melillo. She graduated from St. Barnabus School of Nursing in 1950.
She moved to CA in 1951, after marrying Clarence Kavanaugh. They were married 42 years, until his death in 1993.
She was an RN at Stanford Hospital, a...
Oct. 23, 1941 - Feb. 4, 2017
Palo Alto and Mountain View, California
Carole Byberg Kennedy passed away peacefully on Feb. 4, with her daughters by her side. She was 75 years old and had battled Parkinson's Disease for six years.
Carole was born and raised in Silverton, Oregon. She attended Pacific Lutheran University (1963) where she acted in Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream," and sang in the Choir of the Wes...
David Hill Keyston
Aug. 2, 1925 - Sept. 6, 2016
veteran, business, public service
David Hill Keyston passed away peacefully September 6, 2016, at the accomplished age of 91. Born August 2, 1925 in Burlingame, California to Hazel Elander and George Noel Keyston, David loved the San Mateo Peninsula and contributed much to its prosperity and development in the 1960's, 1970's and 1980's, with his brother, George Noel Keyston, Jr. through Anza Pacific Corporation.
After his ser...
May 2, 1916 - Feb. 3, 2017
May 2, 1916 - February 3, 2017
Born in San Francisco, he was the second son of Russian immigrants. He graduated with a business degree from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1938.
As a young man, Allan satisfied his love of travel by joining the Merchant Marines, and worked as a waiter on a luxury cruise ship.
He served in the Army during World War II and was ...