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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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Edwin M. 'Ted' Good
April 23, 1928 - Sept. 12, 2014
Eugene, Oregon

Tags: teacher/educator

Edwin M. (Ted) Good passed away from multiple causes on Sept. 12, 2014. Born April 23, 1928, in French Cameroun, Africa. Dr. Good was a professor of religious studies at Stanford University (1956-91), a Hebrew scholar, and a piano historian. He published six books and many articles on these subjects. He was also a fine pianist and enjoyed performing chamber music. After retirement in 1991, he 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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Diana Halprin
Jan. 30, 1938 - Dec. 8, 2014
Portola Vallley, California

Tags: public service

Diana Halprin passed away after a six plus year struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was born in Clarksburg, West Virginia, and in 1959 received her undergraduate degree from Simmons College in Boston, where she met her husband, Steve. In 1963, they moved to the Bay Area, where they raised their two sons. She returned to school to get a master's degree in counseling from Santa Clara Universit...

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Alan Henderson
June 20, 1925 - Sept. 13, 2014
Palo Alto, California

Tags: public service, business, veteran

Alan Henderson, former mayor of Palo Alto, World War II veteran, accountant and business manager, died Sept. 13, 2014, of complications related to stroke. He was 89. Paul Alan Henderson, known as Alan, was born in San Francisco on June 20, 1925. He lived in Burlingame with his parents and elder brother Richard until age 6, when his father's insurance company fell victim to the Depression. The f...

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Julia Henderson
1919 - Aug. 21, 2014
Portola Valley, California
Julia Henderson died August 21, 2014. A longtime resident of Portola Valley, she was 94. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Arvin Henderson, a pediatrician who cared for local children for more than 35 years, until his retirement in 1990. Mrs. Henderson graduated from Indiana University, where she received her bachelor of arts degree in business. After raising her children, she worke...

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James A. Hildebrand
Jan. 8, 1930 - Oct. 20, 2014
Foster City, California

Tags: public service, veteran

Jim died peacefully at home while his beloved wife, June, held his hand. He had bravely faced brain cancer. Jim loved his family, traveling, serving the public through his legal work, golf and nature. He was a caring and supportive step-father and grandfather to June's children and grandchildren, and a loving uncle, brother and friend. He loved birds and was proud to help save the butterflies o...

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Philip Gibson Hodge
Nov. 9, 1920 - Nov. 11, 2014
Palo Alto, California

Tags: teacher/educator, arts/media, veteran

Professor Philip G. Hodge Jr., member of the National Academy of Engineering and recipient of numerous awards in his field, died peacefully on Nov. 11, 2014 in Sunnyvale, California, with his daughter and granddaughter by his side. Professor Hodge was a key contributor to plasticity theory and published five books on the subject, several of which were translated into other languages. His research ...

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Pete Hodges
Aug. 14, 1951 - Oct. 20, 2014
Mountain View, California

Tags: public service, veteran

Pete Hodges passed away on October 20 in Palo Alto due to complications from a stroke. He's survived by his two daughters Erika and Bohdi Hodges, his grandson Logan Hodges and his step-children Dustin Bishop, Angela Wicks and Tony Yazbeck. He's also survived and memorialized by anyone who has a yearning to learn and whomever stands fiercely by their personal moral code. Pete was an explorer, an in...

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Catherine Hovland
Dec. 13, 1925 - June 30, 2014
Meridian, Idaho
Catherine "Cathy" Jean Hovland passed away June 30, 2014, in Meridian, Idaho, at the age of 88. With her passing, the Stanford Cardinal and San Francisco 49ers football teams lost one of their biggest fans. Cathy was born December 13, 1925, in Larimore, North Dakota, where she graduated from Larimore High School. She was the only child of Harold and Emma Steedsman (nee Brown). Cathy was an exce...

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Robert Bruce Jones
1929 - June 23, 2014
El Dorado Hills, California
Born in humble Rigby Idaho in 1929, Dr. Robert Bruce Jones (affectionately known as Bruce) was raised in Provo, Utah, by a single mother (Louise Williams Jones), and died peacefully at home in EI Dorado Hills, CA, surrounded by loving family members on June 23, 2014. In between, he spent over 40 wonderful years in Woodside, CA. Dr. Jones was many things to many people. He was a veteran of the K...

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Louis B. Kavanau
Feb. 18, 1931 - Nov. 14, 2014
Palo Alto, California

Tags: business

Louis Kavanau -- beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend -- died peacefully on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. Lou was born in New York City on Feb. 18, 1931, attended New York City schools and graduated from the City College of New York. He later earned an MBA from Fairleigh Dickenson University. He lived in Palo Alto for over 40 years and was an avid tennis player and a dedicated voluntee...

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Frances Peace Kearton
April 24, 1920 - July 12, 2014
Menlo Park, California
Frances Peace Kearton April 24, 1920 – July 12, 2014 Fran passed away peacefully after a brief illness. A resident of Menlo Park, California, she was a true Southern belle, born and raised in Georgia, yet driven to be an artiste. After working as a John Robert Powers model, she went on to perform in the early days of live broadcast television. She and co-star Dick Van Dyke wrote copy,...

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