Gary Granville Harmon, beloved husband and father, died on Friday, February 13, 2015 following a series of strokes. He was a native Californian, born to Irene and Granville Harmon of San Mateo in 1937. He lived on the Peninsula for most of his life and had been a resident of Atherton since 1977.
He was a graduate of San Mateo High School (1955), Stanford University (BSEE 1959), and Harvard Gra...
Thomas Kilburn Hickey, an artist his entire life, died in Oakland, California, on Friday, March 27, 2015. Born in Palo Alto, California, he was the son of Daniel Kilburn Hickey and Novia Rogers Hickey, both artists. He was the brother of Daniel Paul Hickey (1932-2008). He graduated from Palo Alto High School, 1954. He was a resident of Palo Alto much of his life.
He served in the U.S. Army and ...
Philip Gibson Hodge
Nov. 9, 1920 - Nov. 11, 2014
Palo Alto, California
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 ...
Dec. 2, 1923 - Jan. 30, 2015
Menlo Park, California
John Dwight Holmgren passed away peacefully at his home in Menlo Park, California, on Jan. 30, 2015, surrounded by family, at age 91. He was born on Dec. 2, 1923, in Evanston, Illinois, the beloved son of Swedish immigrants Joel and Agnes Holmgren. After his father suffered an untimely death when John was 4 years old, his mother moved with him to Pasadena, California, where close family friends li...
Doris Lyons Hoover
Oct. 8, 1927 - Dec. 26, 2014
Palo Alto, CA, California
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...
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 ...
Jean Lewis Fox Horn passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 11, at Stanford Hospital, secondary to cardiac disease.
Jeanie was born on Sept. 9, 1932, in Summit, New Jersey, to John and Helen Fox. With her parents and two younger sisters, the family moved to East Hartford, Connecticut, in 1942, where she attended grammar school. Two years later, during World War II, the Fox family moved to t...
May 28, 1930 - Feb. 16, 2015
Menlo Park, California
Our Beloved Alma Johnson Jackson was born on May 28, 1930, in Crowley, Louisiana, to the late Abra and Artille Johnson. From this union were born seven children. Her mother later married Minga Dabbs. From this union were born two children.
Alma spent her early childhood years growing up in Louisiana, enjoying life with family and friends. Alma graduated from Ross High School in Crowley, Louisia...
Ruth Ford Jackson, 93, died March 15, 2015 in Redwood City, California with family members by her side.
She was born Ruth Katherine Ford on June 3, 1921, to the late Ernest and Ruth Ford of Hebron and later Laurel, Mississippi.
Ruth graduated from high school in 1939 and received a Bachelor of Science degree from Mississippi College in 1943.
While living in Laurel, she met the late Thoma...
Oct. 28, 1927 - March 9, 2015
Villa Park, California
The Janssen family sadly announces the passing of Joanne Seidel Janssen on Monday, March 9, 2015, from complications due to Alzheimer’s disease. Joanne was 87.
A resident of Menlo Park, CA, for over 40 years, Joanne relocated in her later years to Eugene, Oregon, and finally Southern California to be closer to her children and grandchildren.
Joanne was born in Berkeley, CA, on October 28, ...
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.
Jean Chisholm Jones passed away quietly in the comfort of her Palo Alto home, embraced by family.
Jean was born to Scottish immigrants in the Bronx, New York, from whom she learned the values that sustained her throughout her life. A strong work ethic, integrity and personal responsibility were the hallmarks of Jean's life, both at home and at work.
Jean worked at Intel from its inception in...
Robert F Jordan
July 19, 1933 - April 10, 2015
Redwood City, CA, California
Robert (Bob) Jordan passed away peacefully on April 10th surrounded by his family after exchanging heart-felt goodbyes. He was a loving, proud father and husband, survived by his wife Barbara Jordan (Alameda, CA), his sons Tim Jordan (Bremerton, WA) and Kevin Jordan (Alameda, CA) as well as daughters Jill Heryford (Vashon Island, WA) and Becky Mees (Bend, OR), and nine grandchildren.
Bob was bo...
Louis B. Kavanau
Feb. 18, 1931 - Nov. 14, 2014
Palo Alto, California
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...
June 6, 1927 - March 16, 2015
June 6, 1927 – March 16, 2015
A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 11, in Woodside for Peter Keck, former longtime resident of Woodside, who died March 16 in Everett, Washington. He was 88.
The service celebrating his life will start at 1 p.m. at the Woodside Village Church, 3154 Woodside Road in Woodside.
Born June 6, 1927, Mr. Keck was quite a creative entrepreneu...