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Henry Arthur Eimstad
July 18, 1920 - March 20, 2014
San Diego, California

Tags: veteran

Henry 'Hank' Arthur Eimstad, Jr., passed away on Thursday March 20, 2014 in San Diego. He was born on July 18, 1920 to Henry Arthur Eimstad, Sr. and his wife, Barbara in Butte, Mont. He spent most of his early years in Portland, Ore. He joined the Boy Scouts and achieved their highest honor of Eagle Scout in 1936, before graduating from Lincoln High School in 1938. He enlisted in the Navy an...

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Madeline Ettin
July 20, 1945 - July 16, 2014
Palo Alto, California

Tags: teacher/educator, arts/media

Madeline Ettin was born in New York City on July 20, 1945, to Abraham and Ruth (nee Rheingold) Ettin. She has one sister, Judy, five years younger. Madeline showed evidence early on of significant artistic ability and studied at the Art Students League in New York City from age 12. On the basis of a portfolio, she was accepted into and graduated from New York's High School of Art and Music in 1...

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Patricia "Patsy" Evans Weiss
Jan. 19, 1923 - July 14, 2014
Palo Alto, California
Patricia Miller Evans Weiss, 91, of Palo Alto, California, died on July 14, 2014. She was born to Colonel R.G. Miller and Dollie Martin in Fort Lewis, Washington, on Jan. 19, 1923. She graduated from the University of North Carolina. An untiring social activist, she worked in the Settlement Houses in New York City in the 1940s, campaigned with the Farm Workers in California in the 1960s, sto...

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Barbara Doris Crangle Ferguson Trainer
April 8, 1922 - July 30, 2014
Palo Alto, California
Barbara passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family at the age of 92. The eldest daughter of William and Doris Crangle of Cleveland, Ohio, she attended Denison University as a member of Alpha Phi sorority. After graduating with a degree in sociology, she turned to adventure, studying aviation and eventually ended up with a career in the travel business. San Francisco captured her heart...

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Joan "Jody" Fork
1928 - March 17, 2014
Woodside, California
Joan "Jody" Fork died peacefully at her home in Woodside surrounded by her family. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, David Fork; her daughters, Laurie Peterson, Patricia Orlando, and Susanne Fork; and her grandchildren, Alexander Peterson, Luisa Peterson, Phoebe Liermann, Ginger Liermann, and Rune Orlando. Jody was born and raised in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey. She graduated from Mo...

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Barbara Foster
Dec. 19, 1936 - June 8, 2014
Palo Alto, California

Tags: public service, business

Barbara Foster, a resident of Palo Alto for almost 50 years, died in her sleep on Sunday, June 8, at the age of 77. She was a loving wife and mother, an active contributor to community causes and a social connector for many circles of friends. Her passing is an unexpected loss to the many people who knew and loved her. Born Barbara Ann Bachman on December 19, 1936, in Vancouver, Washington, she...

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Ronald Stancil Freeze
Dec. 18, 1932 - March 30, 2014
Palo Alto and San Jose, California

Tags: veteran

Ronnie Freeze, born in Livingston, California, to Stancil Woodrow Freeze and Anita Hunter, died March 30, 2014, in Reno, Nevada at the age of 81. After serving in the Navy during the Korean War, he began following his lifelong passion for flying, performing as a crop duster and stunt pilot and then finally going into aircraft sales. He was also an accomplished farmer, mechanic, building contra...

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Beatriz Garcia
Feb. 5, 1931 - May 26, 2014
Redwood City, California
Beatriz Garcia, longtime resident of Atherton, passed away peacefully of natural causes at the age of 83 on May 26 at her home in Redwood City surrounded by her family whom she adored. Born in 1931 in Faial, Azores, Portugal, she moved to Ontario, Canada, in 1957 with her husband, Jose, and began her family. After 10 years of snow-filled winters, she convinced her husband to move to sunny Calif...

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Genevieve Gilbert
Sept. 17, 1921 - July 13, 2014
Palo Alto, California

Tags: teacher/educator

Genevieve Stewart Gilbert died on July 13, 2014, at Topanga Park Assisted Living in Canoga Park, under the care of Faith and Hope Hospice, after a long illness. Prior to that she was a longtime resident of Palo Alto, California. She was born in 1921 in St. Louis, Missouri, and attended Beaumont High School, Harris Teachers College, and Washington University. While at Washington University she m...

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Daniel H Goodman
Aug. 11, 1916 - Aug. 23, 2014
Menlo Park, California

Tags: business, veteran

Daniel H. Goodman, 98, died at his home on August 23, 2014. Dan was born on August 11, 1916, to Samuel and Rae Goodman in El Paso, Texas. After high school, Dan worked at various jobs in El Paso before enlisting in the U.S. Navy in May 1941. He was already on active duty when the United States entered World War II. He rose from seaman to the commissioned rank of Lieutenant JG. Dan married H...

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Herbert Greenman
Dec. 31, 1946 - March 9, 2014
Palo Alto, California
Herbert A. Greenman, a Palo Alto resident and electrical engineer, died March 9 of pancreatic cancer. He was 67. Greenman was born in Chicago in l946. He was the son of the late Albert and Mary (Geller) Greenman. Greenman received a degree in physics from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and a masterís in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois, Champaign, Ill. He start...

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Joan Griffiths
July 21, 1924 - May 24, 2014
Palo Alto, California
Joan Griffiths, a Palo Alto resident for 63 years, passed away on May 24 following a valiant effort to recover from a stroke. She was 89. The daughter of the Rev. Paul and Emily Schearrer, Joan was raised in Takoma Park, Maryland, where her father was Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church. A 1946 home economics and honors graduate of Pennsylvania State University, Joan was a member of Kappa A...

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John D. Hancock
April 25, 1925 - May 22, 2014
Palo Alto, California

Tags: public service, teacher/educator, veteran

John D. Hancock, 89, a Palo Alto resident of almost 60 years, passed away May 22, 2014. After growing up in Los Angeles, he enlisted in the Navy during WWII, trained in aviation electronics in Monterey and served in Hawaii. Educated at Occidental College and University of Southern California, John earned his M.A. and Ed.D at Stanford. He married in 1948 and began his career teaching mathematics at...

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Bertram Sibley Harper
Oct. 5, 1919 - March 8, 2014
Palo Alto, California

Tags: veteran

Bertram Sibley Harper passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014, after a long battle with cancer at the Veteran Affairs Hospice unit in Palo Alto. He was 94. He is preceded in death by his daughter Sandra Harper Leep and his granddaughter Cammie Gaylord. After receiving an honorable discharge from the Army in WWII, he found employment as a psychiatric aide at the VA Hospital in Menlo Park and later b...

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Lee Harwood
May 21, 1917 - March 2, 2014
Portola Valley, California

Tags: public service

Lee Lewis Harwood died peacefully at The Sequoias in Portola Valley with family at her side on March 2, 2014. She was 96. Born Winifred Lee Lewis in Evanston, Illinois, on May 21, 1917, to W. Lee Lewis and Myrtilla May Cook Lewis, she was brought up in Evanston and graduated from Evanston Township High School in 1934. She followed in her father's footsteps to Stanford University, graduating as ...

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