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Elizabeth "Betty" McCroskey
Oct. 19, 1937 - Oct. 3, 2015
Palo Alto, California
Helen Elizabeth (Betty) McCroskey died peacefully on Oct. 3, 2015, following a long struggle with a progressive brain disease. She was 77. Betty was born and raised in Dallas and Sherman, Texas, and she graduated from Woodrow High School in Dallas in 1956. She attended the University of Texas, where she met her husband, Jim McCroskey. She obtained a B.A. degree in liberal arts from the Universi...

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Robert M. Huff
Feb. 19, 1921 - Oct. 2, 2015
Menlo Park, California
Robert Milton Huff died peacefully October 2 at the age of 94. Born February 19, 1921, in Sioux City, Iowa, to Thomas B. Huff and Cecil Drinkard Huff, Robert attended Stanford University. He was a successful contractor, building many custom houses in Atherton that were known as "Huff Houses." He had a long working relationship with Jack Stafford and Thomas Church, renowned landscape architects...

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Jerome "Jerry" Feeley
July 6, 1953 - Oct. 1, 2015
Palo Alto, California
Jerome "Jerry" Terence Feeley died peacefully surrounded by his family on Oct. 1, following a 14-year battle with leukemia. He is survived by his wife, Louise, and daughters, Kelsey and Jennah. Also by his three sisters, Judith Cribbins, Margret "Peggy" Rupp, Barbara Feeley and their families. Born July 6, 1953, to Jerome W. Feeley and Helen Stanley Feeley, Jerry grew up in Palo Alto and Los Altos...

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Dennis Arthur Fullerton
Feb. 24, 1948 - Sept. 30, 2015
Killeen, Texas
Dennis was born in 1948 in Joplin, Missouri, to Carl and Della Fullerton. Dennis, his older sister Pat, and parents moved to Pleasant Grove, Utah, when he was a child. Dennis found his talent as an artist early on and attended a summer symposium at University of Kansas between his junior and senior years in high school. He graduated from the University of Utah in 1971 with a BFA in drawing and pai...

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William R. Morrill
1938 - Sept. 26, 2015
Reno, Nevada
Bill Morrill (77) passed away on Sept. 26, 2015. He is survived by his daughter, Christina ("Tina") Morrill; son, Michael ("Mike") Morrill, and his wife, Kim; granddaughter, Sophie; sisters Lynette Berri, Teresa Chavez, Marcella Morrill and Mary Alves; and his companion, Theda Ann Harbour of Oklahoma. Bill was preceded in death by his mother, Viva Lucille Snow Wood; father, Louis Rudolf Morrill; b...

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Allen R. Holubar
Sept. 21, 1927 - Sept. 26, 2015
Sarasota, Florida

Tags: sports, business, veteran

Al Holubar passed away at his home in Sarasota, FL, with his partner of 11 years, Pauline Thoms, at his side. Al had been suffering from Parkinsonís disease. A second-generation San Franciscan, Al attended Lowell High School in the city. The first of his family to attend college, he graduated from Stanford University in 1949 with a degree in civil engineering. Originally recruited for...

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Jim Shoolery
June 25, 1925 - Sept. 24, 2015
Half Moon Bay/ Palo Alto, California

Tags: business, teacher/educator, veteran

James N. (Jim) Shoolery, a pioneer in the development of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR) at Varian Associates, passed away peacefully on Sept. 24 surrounded by his family. He received a B.S. from UC Berkeley in February 1948 and received his Ph.D. from Caltech in June 1952. He also served in the U.S. Navy from June 1943 to December 1946 as the radar operator on the USS Wabash. In ...

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Anna Gallant
June 3, 1928 - Sept. 24, 2015
Cupertino, California
Anna Gallant passed from this life on Sept. 24, 2015. Anna and her twin sister, Bessie, were born in Chicago, Illinois, on June 3, 1928. Their parents, Emil and Anna Becka, were immigrants from Czechoslovakia. Anna received her schooling in Chicago, and graduated as an registered nurse from Presbyterian Hospital Nursing School in 1949. Soon thereafter, she and several of her nursing school friends...

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Austin Arthur Wakeman
Sept. 8, 1920 - Sept. 20, 2015
Menlo Park, California

Tags: veteran

Austin passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 20, at age 95 following a brief illness. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Marjo Shirreffs Wakeman, his son Stephen of Menlo Park, his daughter Kristin Hanggi and her husband John of Marietta, Georgia, his grandchildren Elizabeth Johnston and her husband Edwin of Woodstock, Georgia, Michele Harris and her husband Brent of Marietta, Georgi...

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James Fredrick Kunde
Oct. 9, 1930 - Sept. 18, 2015
Portola Valley, California

Tags: public service, business, teacher/educator, veteran

James Fredrick Kunde, 84, a native of Yuba City and resident of The Sequoias retirement community in Portola Valley, died Friday, September 18, 2015, at The Sequoias Health Center. Of a sunny and generous disposition, Jim was beloved by all who knew him. He was one of those rare individuals who touch many lives and leave the world a better place. He loved helping people, travel, camping, carpen...

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Robert Michael Scarlett
Nov. 10, 1928 - Sept. 18, 2015
Palo Alto, California
Robert Michael Scarlett, a longtime resident of Palo Alto, died Sept 18 after a brief illness. He was 86. Robert was born on Nov. 10, 1928, in Iowa City. He grew up in Calgary, graduated with honors from University of Toronto, where he also then received a fellowship for post-graduate work and earned his masters in engineering physics, specializing in servo-mechanics. After Toronto, he was awar...

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Donna E Shaw
Dec. 30, 1949 - Sept. 17, 2015
Rossmoor, California

Tags: teacher/educator

Donna(Boecker)Shaw, age 66 passed surrounded by family on September 17, 2015 in Walnut Creek, California. Donna faced her brief struggle with pancreatic cancer with peace, acceptance and trust in her Heavenly Father. Donna was born to Robert and Alice Boecker in Rosenberg, Texas in 1948. After graduating from Lamar High School in 1967, she earned her Bachelor of Science in Education from the Univ...

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Doris Esther Landman
May 31, 1920 - Sept. 16, 2015
Palo Alto, California

Tags: public service

Doris E. Landman passed away peacefully at the age of 95 in the company of her children Pat and Jim on Sept. 16. She had been a resident of the Menlo Park/Palo Alto area since 1947. Doris was born May 31, 1920, in the Methodist parsonage in Jersey City, New Jersey, youngest daughter of Rev. Charles and Mrs. Kittie May Cain. Summers at Panther Lake were a great treat for all. Doris attended ...

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