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

Tags: 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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Doris Lyons Hoover
Oct. 8, 1927 - Dec. 26, 2014
Palo Alto, CA, California

Tags: teacher/educator, arts/media

Doris Lyons Hoover was born in Fort Payne, Alabama, on Oct. 8, 1927, on her grandparents' farm. She was raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and attended college at the University of Chattanooga, (now UTC) where she received honors in art and was elected homecoming queen and Miss U.C. At U.C. she met her husband Jack Hoover, and the couple moved to Palo Alto in 1954. Doris became a nationally kno...

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Alan Rodney Hopkinson
Jan. 29, 1942 - Jan. 1, 2015
Santa Barbara, California

Tags: business

Alan Rodney Hopkinson, 72, son of the late Merlin Hopkinson and the late Betty Bailey, died unexpectedly and in his sleep on Jan. 1, 2015, at home in Summerland, Santa Barbara. Born in Barnsley, Yorkshire, in 1942, Alan was one of three brothers. He was a brilliant boy, excelled scholastically and won a scholarship to Merton College, Oxford University, where he obtained a master of arts degree ...

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Barbara Allen Johnson
March 28, 1918 - Jan. 8, 2015
Portola Valley, California
Barbara Allen Johnson, 96, a resident of Portola Valley for more than 50 years, died peacefully on Jan. 8, 2015. A dedicated class assistant in first grade for years, she loved Ormondale School and helped young residents both at school and as a home tutor. She mentored disabled children. She was a friend of the Portola Valley Library and active in the local informal jigsaw puzzle swap. S...

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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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Thomas Edwards Kirkbride
Sept. 18, 1931 - Oct. 28, 2014
Menlo Park, California

Tags: public service, business

Thomas Edwards Kirkbride died peacefully at home in the late evening of October 28, after a courageous year battling leukemia. Born in Dover, New Hampshire, he was the only child of Joseph and Dee Kirkbride. He graduated from Quincy (MASS) High School in 1949, and the University of New Hampshire in 1953, with an ROTC commission as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force in Germany. This w...

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