Engineer, handyman, spiritual seeker and friend, George Clement Heaton passed away peacefully on July 10, 2015, at the age of 89, at the Stanford home he shared for 35 years with his beloved partner Sita de Leeuw, who predeceased him on May 18, 2015. He had recently been hospitalized with pneumonia and died of natural causes.
George was born on Sept. 22, 1925, in the town of Gerrards Cross, Eng...
Shuroma Herekar, born Oct. 19, 1955, in Mumbai, India, passed away on Nov. 18, 2015, after a long battle with cancer. She is survived by her beloved husband, Bakul Herekar. They have settled in California since 1983. Shuroma was a senior technical publication manager at Oracle Corporation. She was also a gifted cook, artist and a lover of all things elegant and beautiful like herself. She was the...
Allen R. Holubar
Sept. 21, 1927 - Sept. 26, 2015
sports, business, veteran
Al Holubar passed away at his home in Sarasota, FL, with his partner of 11 years, Pauline Thoms, at his side. Al had been suffering from Parkinson's disease.
A second-generation San Franciscan, Al attended Lowell High School in the city. The first of his family to attend college, he graduated from Stanford University in 1949 with a degree in civil engineering.
Originally recruited for his b...
Charles M. Horvath, 69, a longtime resident and business owner of "The Jeweler" in Menlo Park, CA passed away on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015, in the family home. He was born in Budapest, Hungary, to the late Edit and Frank Horvath.
He was remembered by most as a talented master jeweler and artist, and an avid soccer player, having played well into his sixties. Charles was also known for his great...
THOMAS WILLIAM HOWARTH
passed away on July 8th, 2015 in Carmel, California. Born December 29, 1924 in Portland, Maine, he was 90 years old. Tom received his undergraduate degree from Bowdoin College in 1947 and received his MBA at Stanford University in 1949. He served as a 1st Lieutenant in the US Army in both World War II and the Korean War.
After the Korean War, Tom and his wife, Marilyn, ...
Laura Pool Huber, of Menlo Park, died peacefully at her home on Nov. 10 from complications from advanced cancer. She was 47.
Laura Spruance Pool was born on Dec. 24, 1967, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Growing up, she attended Shady Side Academy, where she was salutatorian of her class, and made her society debut at the Cinderella Ball, the oldest charity event in Pittsburgh.
She attended col...
Nov. 20, 1922 - July 25, 2015
Menlo Park, California
Beverly Humphreys Huff died peacefully July 25 at the age of 92. Born Nov. 20, 1922, in Fresno, California, to Catherine Bailard Humphreys and George Humphreys, she grew up in Carpinteria, California. Beverly was a fourth-generation Californian, and her family still runs the avocado ranch that was originally bought by her great-grandparents. She attended Carpinteria High School and graduated from ...
Robert Milton Huff died peacefully October 2 at the age of 94. Born February 19, 1921, in Sioux City, Iowa, to Thomas B. Huff and Cecil Drinkard Huff, Robert attended Stanford University.
He was a successful contractor, building many custom houses in Atherton that were known as "Huff Houses." He had a long working relationship with Jack Stafford and Thomas Church, renowned landscape architects...
March 14, 1931 - June 19, 2015
Portola Valley, California
On June 19, 2015, Allen Inhelder passed away in his Portola Valley home with his family at his side, after a courageous battle with lung disease. He was 84 years old.
Allen was born in New Jersey on March 14, 1931. He was the younger of two brothers.
Allen moved to Fallbrook, California, as a teenager with his parents William and Bianca Inhelder. He worked with his family on their avocado o...
Roger John Jackman
Jan. 19, 1937 - July 7, 2015
Palo Alto, California
Dr. Roger John Jackman of Palo Alto passed away at home surrounded by his family on July 7, 2015, after a battle with aggressive brain cancer. Roger was born in Rochester, Minnesota, on Jan. 19, 1937.
Roger married high school classmate Mary Clawson on July 26, 1958. Roger is survived by his wife; sons, Thomas Roger (Annemari) and Derek Michael and daughter Heidi Ann (Gardner Grout); three gran...
James E. Jervis
Jan. 17, 1936 - May 31, 2015
James E. Jervis, 79, lost his two-year battle with melanoma on Sunday, May 31, 2015, passing peacefully at home with his wife and children at his side.
Jim was born in San Francisco, but grew up in Palo Alto and Menlo Park. He was a Phi Beta Kappa BSME and MBA graduate of Stanford, and an early employee of Raychem, where he held various positions over 38 years, earning numerous significant pat...
Elizabeth M. Jones-Wonacott, 94, died peacefully in her sleep on Aug. 26, 2015, in Redwood City, California. Elizabeth was born in Palo Alto, but lived all of her adult life in Redwood City, the last 75 years in the same house. She graduated from Palo Alto High School in 1938. She was preceded in death by husbands Charles "Russ" Denney, George P. Jones, and Scott Wonacott Sr. Loving mother of six ...
Laura King Moon
Aug. 27, 1953 - Oct. 27, 2015
Laura King Moon passed away surrounded by family on Oct. 27, 2015, following a courageous battle with cancer. She was 62.
Laura was born in Weisbaden, Germany, on Aug. 27, 1953, and grew up in Palo Alto, California. She was the eldest daughter of Mary Brownson Haight and David Burnett King. Her stepfather was Boyd J. Haight. She attended Gunn High School, graduating in 1971. Following graduatio...
Kjell Robert Knutsen, a 53-year resident of Palo Alto, passed away peacefully on June 22, 2015. He was born on Sept. 17, 1928, in Haugesund, Norway. He immigrated to the United States with his wife and children in 1962. He worked as a superintendent for Dinwiddie Construction Company for 30 years, building many high-rise structures in San Fransisco. He enjoyed many years of retirement with his wif...
Dr. Lila (Rita) Seldin Kramer, a Palo Alto resident since 1959, died Sept. 17, 2015, with loved ones at her side. She was 87. A psychiatrist and Jungian analyst, she was born May 17, 1928, in Brooklyn to oral surgeon Dr. Harry M. and Tena E. Seldin, and was raised there and in Putnam Valley, New York. She got her undergraduate degree from University of Wisconsin, Madison, her M.D. from New York Un...
James Fredrick Kunde, 84, a native of Yuba City and resident of The Sequoias retirement community in Portola Valley, died Friday, September 18, 2015, at The Sequoias Health Center.
Of a sunny and generous disposition, Jim was beloved by all who knew him. He was one of those rare individuals who touch many lives and leave the world a better place. He loved helping people, travel, camping, carpen...