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Virginia Hork Gertridge
Jan. 11, 1925 - April 21, 2016
Menlo Park, California
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 ...

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Emery O. "Mimi" Goity
April 6, 1938 - April 25, 2016
Palo Alto, CA
Emery Ottey Goity, known to her family and friends as "Mimi," died on April 25th in Palo Alto at the age of 78. Mimi is survived by Jean, her loving husband of nearly 56 years, sons Roland and Larry (Trish), daughter Carol Olson (Steve), and four grandchildren: Sam, Rose, Chad, and Mira. In addition, she is survived by her brother David Ottey of Yelm, WA, and was preceded in death by her older ...

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Eleanor Grantier
June 5, 1916 - Feb. 6, 2016
Menlo Park, California
Long time Menlo Park resident, Eleanor Alexander Grantier died peacefully at her home. Her daughter Gayle, son-in-law David and granddaughters Kirsten and Erin were at her side. Eleanor was born in 1916 in Montrose, Colorado, to Lavone and James Alexander. She was the first of four children born to the couple. Her sisters Rowena Howe and Loraine Smith and brother Robb Alexander all preceded h...

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Robert Arthur Green
May 28, 1925 - Feb. 2, 2016
Palo Alto, California

Tags: veteran, business

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...

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Christine Roma Griner
March 5, 1927 - Feb. 7, 2016
Palo Alto, California

Tags: teacher/educator

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, volu...

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Beatrice Sheffield Groner
July 29, 1917 - Feb. 22, 2016
Menlo Park, California

Tags: arts/media, teacher/educator, public service

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...

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Eunice D. Haas
Dec. 24, 1918 - June 15, 2016
Palo Alto, California
Eunice D. Haas of Palo Alto was born on Christmas Eve in 1918 in New York City and died on June 15, 2016, at home in Palo Alto. Eunice was a lifelong lover of reading, writing, theater, dance, music and her devoted family; a book club and writing group member of long standing; and a walking repository of show tune lyrics, literary quotations and time-honored jokes. She was also a great telle...

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Maurine Rose Henehan
Oct. 26, 1923 - May 24, 2016
Palo Alto, California
Maurine passed away peacefully in Palo Alto, California, with family at her side. She was born in Parker, South Dakota, and moved to California as a young woman. Maurine was a longtime resident of Lytton Gardens senior housing. At age 92, she lived a rich and full life with very few woulda-coulda-shouldas. She was preceded in death by her ex-husband, Patrick, and her oldest son, Brian. She is surv...

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Larry Henninger
Jan. 12, 1933 - April 11, 2016
Palo Alto, California

Tags: veteran, business

Larry Henninger died peacefully in the Skilled Nursing Facility at the Vi in Palo Alto on April 11, at age 83. He was born in Roseburg, Oregon. One of his biggest adventures as a teenager was attending the International Boy Scout Jamboree in France in 1945, an unusual opportunity to see Europe while it was still recovering from WWII. He graduated from Stanford in 1954 with a B.A. in economics. ...

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William Donald Hightower
March 7, 1928 - Feb. 22, 2016
Palo Alto, California

Tags: veteran, teacher/educator

William Hightower, age 87, passed peacefully at home on Feb. 22 after most of his family visited with him one last time. He appreciated the many caregivers who cared for him in his home over the last two years as well as the additional hospice team during the last six months of his life. He was born in Missouri and moved to California with his family during the Dust Bowl era. He moved with his...

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H Langdon Hilleary
Feb. 13, 1920 - March 11, 2016
Portola Valley, California
Lang Hilleary, beloved and respected husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend, died on March 11th at The Sequoias Portola Valley, where he was a resident for 18 years. He was noted for his calm and modest demeanor as well as his practical and sharp financial mind that served him well as a student at Stanford (BA & MBA), manager at Chevron (35 years) and his many volunteer ro...

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H. Richard Hollow
Nov. 27, 1930 - April 23, 2016
Mountain View, California

Tags: veteran, business

H. Richard Hollow 1930-2016 Humphrey Richard Hollow (Richard) was born in the UK on November 27, 1930. He worked in the oil fields of Iraq after graduating from college as an engineer. That’s where he lost part of his left hand in a blasting accident. After relocating to California, he worked at NASA Ames and Syre in Mountain View for about 20 years before retiring in 1996. He lov...

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Thomas Francis Horan, Jr.
June 9, 1961 - July 2, 2016
The Woodlands, Texas

Tags: veteran

Thomas Francis Horan Jr., 55, earned his eternal wings July 2nd at 10:02am in his home surrounded by loved ones. He shared 29 years of marriage with his beloved wife, Melanie Therese Horan. Born in Evergreen Park, Illinois, Tom Horan was the son of Thomas and Mary Ellen Horan. Formerly of Mountain View, Tom graduated from Saint Francis High School in 1979. He then went on to graduate from Sa...

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Robert Pernell Huff
Aug. 28, 1926 - March 7, 2016
Stanford, California
Robert Pernell Huff, Stanford University's first director of financial aid, died March 7, 2016, in Palo Alto, California, after a short battle with cancer. He was 89 years old. Robert was born in Santa Barbara, California, in August 1926. After completing his first year of college at Santa Barbara State College, he transferred to Stanford in 1944. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in September ...

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