Aug. 4, 1923 - Oct. 28, 2016
Menlo Park, California
Mrs. Mary “Polly” Bryan Fuller passed away peacefully at her home in Menlo Park, California, on Friday, October 28, 2016, at the age of 93 with two of her three sons at her side.
A lifelong Virginian no matter where she lived, Polly was born August 4, 1923, in Petersburg, VA, the third child of Corbin Braxton Bryan Jr. and Alice Kent Bryan.
She graduated from high school at St. Agn...
Brian David Gallagher of San Diego died unexpectedly on Monday, Nov. 14. Brian was born on February 11, 1954, in Virginia Beach, Virginia to Frank Edward “Ned” Gallagher Jr., Col. USMC, and Mary Agnes “Tay” Gallagher. Brian was preceded in death by his father and younger brother, Kevin. Family and friends knew Brian first and foremost as a family man who enjoyed life to the fullest with hi...
Paul Franklin Garrett
Sept. 17, 1923 - Oct. 1, 2016
Palo Alto, California
veteran, business, public service
A resident of Palo Alto for sixty-five years, Paul passed away peacefully at his home at the age of 93. His last wish was to spend his remaining days at the home he and his wife of seventy years, Jean, built for their retirement years. Thanks to Jean and his wonderful caregivers, he got his wish fulfilled.
Paul was born in Oklahoma, and it was there that he enlisted during World War II. He ser...
Aug. 27, 1925 - Jan. 6, 2017
Armand Philippe (Phil) Gelpi passed away peacefully at age 91 in his home in Seattle surrounded by family. He was born in Denver where he spent his early years before moving to California in 1939, where he later graduated from Beverly Hills High School in 1943. Following high school, he joined the Navy and was sent to the University of Texas for both military training and undergraduate college edu...
Margaret J. Gisske was born Oct. 20, 1922, in Memphis, Tennessee, and passed away peacefully Dec. 28, 2016, in Chico at age 94. She is survived by her husband Hugo and daughter Teresa, three granddaughters, four great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughter Carla Bower, her grandson Scott Nelson and her six siblings and their spouses.
Joseph A. Gist, Jr.
Jan. 15, 1925 - Dec. 20, 2017
Palo Alto, California
Joseph Andrew Gist, Jr., former resident of San Jose and Palo Alto, passed away on Dec. 20, 2016. He was 91 years old.
Joseph loved to tell the story of how he was born on a cold, windy January night in Garland, Wyoming, in 1925. His father was so excited that he forgot to drain the radiator in the old Model T after fetching the doctor, and the car’s engine cracked that night! The family soon...
Bob Glockner died peacefully on March 26, surrounded by his family. A vibrant man, Bob will be remembered for his warmth and generosity, commitment to his family and community, and his boundless energy.
Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in the summer of 1938, he was the third child of Paul and Stephanie Glockner. He moved with his family to Oakland, California, in 1947.
In 1956 Bob graduate...
Dr. Leonard Goldberg died peacefully at home in Mountain View on Oct. 1. He will be remembered with great love by his family, friends and colleagues. His patients knew him as a skilled and compassionate physician. Leonard practiced Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease at the Sunnyvale Medical Clinic (PAMF) and El Camino Hospital for 25 years. He was one of few doctors who treated people with H...
Joseph H. Hafkenschiel, Jr., M.D. passed away on October 26, 2016, at The Sequoias in Portola Valley, California, where he lived in his later years.
He is survived by his sons, Joseph III, Tom, Mark, and John; his daughters -in-law, Cynthia, Wendy and Jaclyn Jean; his grandchildren, Erin, Alex, Ian and Haley; his grandson-in-law, Ryan Donnelly; and his great-granddaughter, Lucinda Easton Don...
July 15, 1922 - Feb. 6, 2017
Palo Alto, California
business, public service
Eunice Sherman Hale died on February 6, 2017, at the age of 94. She was born to Laura (Flack) Sherman and Raymond Sherman of Troy, New York, on July 15, 1922, and grew up two blocks from the Hudson River. Eunice graduated from Lansingburgh High School in 1940. She did additional vocational training in the area before moving to Boston to work at General Electric. Eunice moved west and had a long ca...
Thomas Joseph Harley, Jr. died on Oct. 5 in Palo Alto, California, at 87 years old. He died peacefully at home with his family. He was born in Philadelphia to Thomas Joseph Harley, Sr. and Margaret (Ritsert) Harley. He is preceded in death by his sister Jeanne (Harley) Stilwill of Spring Hill, Florida.
Tom graduated from Northeast High School in Philadelphia in 1946 and from the University of P...
Willie Lou “Carol” Harris, 80, a longtime resident of East Palo Alto, was born March 20, 1936, in Dyersburg County, Tennessee, to the late Lou Ella Eison and Rev. Alonzo N. Eison, Sr. She departed this life on Feb. 6 at her home surrounded by family and friends. She was united in Holy Matrimony to James E. Harris. To this union, three children were born. In addition, she had three children fro...
John L. Henderson
March 9, 1944 - Jan. 31, 2017
Los Altos, California
John Henderson of Los Altos, California, died following a five-year battle with cancer on January 31, 2017.
Born John Leslie Henderson on March 9, 1944 to Albert and Carolynne (nee Marlin) Henderson in Charlotte, North Carolina, he graduated from Myers Park High School, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with an Associate Degree in Mathematics, and Ohio State University with a Master...
Lorraine Herrick, fondly known as Lee, was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, the only child of Edith and Alick Erickson.
Lee grew up in White Bear Lake, Minnesota, where she enjoyed ice fishing in the winter, lake fishing in the summer and hunting in the fall.
Lee and her husband, Robert, were childhood friends and high school sweethearts. After high school and Bob’s enlistment in the Army, ...