Richard Clyde Dundas
Oct. 26, 1935 - March 30, 2016
Palo Alto, California
sports, business, veteran
Richard Clyde Dundas died at the age of 80 on Wednesday, March 30, 2016, in his home in Palo Alto, California. Born in New Orleans and raised in a small village on Alaska's St. Lawrence Island in the middle of the Bering Sea, Dick, as friends knew him, was blessed with equal parts independent self-reliance, boundless curiosity and hospitable charm.
Dick was a husband, a father, an engineer, a M...
Harold J. Ecker
May 13, 1943 - Oct. 31, 2015
Mountain View, California
Harold J. Ecker passed away at El Camino Hospital on October 31, 2015, following a short illness. Harold was born on May 13, 1943 in Sutherland, Nebraska, to Fritz and Rose (Sedlacek) Ecker. He grew up in Paxton, Nebraska, and moved to Mountain View, California in 1969. He loved 4-wheeling and was a good mechanic. He was an avid reader and a lifelong learner. He especially loved researching new in...
R. Hollis Elliott, 80, died on Sunday, November 1, at his home in Santa Rosa, California, of a massive heart attack.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Debbie Devoto, his daughter Sherri-Ann Elliott, his son Roscoe Elliott, and his brothers Hayden (Pat) and Corbin (Arlene) Elliott as well as an extended family scattered throughout California and the U.S.
Hollis was born Roscoe Hollis ...
Charlotte Mortimer Evans
November 26, 1933 - November 22, 2015
Dedicated child advocate, skilled nurse, treasured wife, loving mother and generous grandmother.
Charlotte was born on November 26, 1933 in Sussex, New Jersey to Karl and Auguste Pfau. She had two brothers, Robert C. Pfau, who preceded her in death, and Dr. Frank R. Pfau of Advance, North Carolina. Charlotte excelled in her stud...
William John Fies
Feb. 22, 1931 - Dec. 19, 2015
Portola Valley, California
public service, veteran
William “Bill” Fies, a 48-year resident of Portola Valley, died December 19, 2015. He was born in Dallas, TX, on February 22, 1931, to William John Fies, Sr. and Gladys Louise Fies (nee Bowman), and grew up in Dallas with his brother, Bob Fies, a current resident of San Carlos, CA.
When Bill was a teenager, his family moved to San Francisco, CA, where he attended Balboa High School. There...
Michael James Fink
Jan. 19, 1954 - March 17, 2016
San Carlos, California
public service, sports, teacher/educator
Michael James Fink received his angel wings and entered into heaven on March 17, 2016.
He was at home, surrounded by his family. Mike was 62 and had battled with an extremely rare cancer for two years.
He is predeceased by his inspirational father, Donald James Fink, and survived by his loving wife, Adrienne Dematteis Fink, their two amazing sons Brandon Joseph and Justin Michael, and his lo...
Carolyn M. Frake, age 85, of Palo Alto, died peacefully on March 1, 2016, surrounded by family at the home of her son, Scott Frake.
She was born in Marshfield (now Coos Bay), Oregon, on June 15, 1930, the second child of John S. and Beatrice F. Moore.
Carolyn grew up in Piedmont, California, and graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in philosophy in 1952. She received her master's d...
Harvey Jesse Friedland, of Menlo Park, passed away on March 3, 2016 at the grand age of 93 to the sorrow of his family and friends.
He was born in Milwaukee, one of three children. He grew up in Milwaukee and attended the University of Wisconsin, earning a degree in Mechanical Engineering.
After meeting and marrying Charlene Feingold of Chicago and serving in the U.S. Army during WWII, Harv...
Surrounded by family, Virginia (Ginny) Gertridge peacefully took her last bow in this life at her home in Menlo Park on April 21st. She was 91.
Born in Hollywood, Virginia was the second of four children. Her childhood years were spent in Ontario and Napa, CA.
Graduating from Napa High School in 1942, she went to work for the Naval base on Mare Island for the remainder of WWII, followed by ...
Robert (Bob) Green, a resident of Palo Alto for 49 years, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. Bob was 90 years old.
Bob was born in Springfield, Massachusetts. At age 7, his family moved to Trenton, New Jersey. Bob was active in the band and other musical activities at Trenton High School. He went to Julliard School of Music in New York City on a full scholarship.
After his firs...
Christine Griner, 88, died on Feb. 7, 2016. She was born in Los Angeles in 1927 and spent her early years in the Altadena foothills. She graduated from Stanford in 1948 and went on to earn a Ph.D. in sociology from Radcliffe in 1961. She left her nascent teaching career to dedicate herself to raising her two sons, returning to Palo Alto in 1979. She was a member of the Bahá'í community, voluntee...
Beatrice Sheffield Groner
July 29, 1917 - Feb. 22, 2016
Menlo Park, California
public service, teacher/educator, arts/media
Beatrice McCargar Sheffield Groner 2/22/2016 in San Mateo, CA, a member of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority.
An active volunteer: during college years at Oakland Children's Hospital; a Red Cross Nurses Aide during WWII in civilian and military hospitals; for Lucille Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford for 17 years cuddling babies in the NICU.
In 1970 she earned an MA in Special Education from...