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Irma Kerstin Doherty
June 17, 1938 - March 23, 2014
San Carlos, California
Irma died peacefully at her home in San Carlos on Sunday, March 23, at the age of 75. Irma grew up in Varberg, Sweden. She moved to San Diego with her husband Patrick in 1961. She had three children, Mark, Glenn and Christine, whom she raised in Palo Alto. Irma worked as a tax preparer for 27 years in the Woodside Road office of H&R Block in Redwood City. She served as office supervisor and tax...

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Ruth Ann Donnelly
June 25, 1931 - April 7, 2014
Palo Alto, California

Tags: teacher/educator

Ruth Ann Donnelly, a resident of Palo Alto, passed away on April 7, 2014. She was 82. Ruth was born in Worchester, Mass., on June 25, 1931, graduated from Norwood High School in 1948, and finished her education at Bridgewater Teachers College, earning a bachelor's of science degree in Education. She moved to Palo Alto in 1958. Ruth taught 35 years in the Palo Alto School District. After reti...

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Anna May Duncan
Jan. 3, 1922 - June 14, 2014
Atherton, California
Former Atherton resident Anna May (Leong) Duncan passed away June 14, 2014, at Stanford University Hospital. She was 92. Her children Robert, Laura (Peter Bridges), Robin, and Scott (Helga) mourn her loss. Anna May was born January 3, 1922, in Yuma, AZ., to Lee See and Ng Hook Leong. She is survived by her beloved brother, Dr. George Leong, his wife Helen and their two children. She was pre...

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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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Randall Mark Feldman
1954 - Feb. 27, 2014
Menlo Park, California
Randy Feldman from Menlo Park, passed away on February 27, 2014, surrounded by his family. He was 59 years old. He was a devoted husband, loving father, son, brother and uncle. Randy was a man of many talents. He could fix anything, would help anyone, and talk to everyone. He lived his life with an infectious energy; a fun-loving father and friend with a passion for big things (like firewo...

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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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Dandridge M. Gray
May 20, 1920 - Feb. 25, 2014
Portola Valley, California

Tags: business, veteran

Dandridge M. (Dan) Gray, longtime resident of Ladera in Portola Valley, Calif., died on Feb. 25, 2014, at the age of 93. He is survived by Joan, his wife of nearly 66 years; eldest son John and his wife Georgette, of Verdi, Calif.; daughter Allison, her husband Ron Cox of Pleasanton, Calif., and their children Steven, Meghan and Kendalyn; nephew Gordon Gray, his wife Janet and their family of Rich...

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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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Roy Jefferson Grimley Jr.
July 31, 1927 - Feb. 23, 2014
Fort Mohave, Arizona

Tags: business

Former Palo Alto resident Roy Jefferson Grimley Jr., 86, who retired to Fort Mohave, Ariz., died at home on Feb. 23, 2014, with his wife by his side and their cats nearby. Roy was born July 31, 1927, in Paterson, N.J., to the late Roy Jefferson Grimley Sr. and Marion Elizabeth Frank Grimley of Ridgewood, N.J. He graduated from Ridgewood High School in 1945. Roy was drafted into the Army of t...

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