April 6, 1918 - March 25, 2015
Menlo Park, California
What an incredible life! Dorothy Mitchell passed away peacefully on March 25, 2015 at age 96 surrounded by loved ones at the home of her daughter, Kathy Kenney-Baskin of Menlo Park, CA.
Dorothy, better known as “Anyu” (Hungarian for mother) was born in Budapest, Hungary as Dorothy Renyi on April 6, 1918. After completing college Dorothy married Arthur Kanitz and had three children: Gabriella Pe...
Henry, known to his friends as "Hank," was born on March 15, 1938, in Stanford Hospital to Beth and Henry Kuechler (Mary Elizabeth Stewart & Henry Norbury Kuechler, Jr.) of Atherton, California.
His upbringing was greatly influenced and shaped by his beloved grandfather, A.O. Stewart.
Henry had three sisters, Sue (Mrs. James Harris, who preceded him in death), Sally (Mrs. Warren Debenham) ...
Aileen Dina Schiel, 86, of Portola Valley, California, died on Friday, March 20th. She is preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, George Ellis Schiel.
Aileen was born to the late Remo and Annie Marchi on October 11, 1928. Aileen graduated from Sequoia High School and lived in Woodside until she married George Schiel on August 14, 1949.
Aileen was an active parishioner and volunteer at St...
Vincent DePaul Collins II, 70, resident of Palo Alto, California, taken from us on March 19, 2015. Son of Margaret Collins, brother of Andrea and Patrick Collins, and loving father to Vincent, Jackie and Mechelle Collins. Caring grandfather of six children who loved him dearly.
Collins lived in, and managed, a senior living complex. In his spare time he enjoyed peaceful coastal trips, exercisin...
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...
Catharine Ann Fruth
April 3, 1923 - March 15, 2015
Palo Alto, California
public service, teacher/educator
Catharine Ann Hershey Fruth, aged 91, has gone home to God. She died March 15, 2015, of complications of Parkinson's disease. She was born April 3, 1923, in her grandmother's house in Indianola, Iowa. Her father did not see his firstborn for a week because a blizzard blocked his way from the family farm 10 miles to the south. She and her four younger brothers were raised there. She attended Simps...
Dec. 26, 1930 - March 12, 2015
Palo Alto, California
LaVon Morton died at home in Palo Alto, California, on March 12, at the age of 84, surrounded by her family. She was born in Russell, Kansas, to Ralph and Hazel Palmer.
After graduating from Kansas State University with a degree in education, she worked at a children's radio station and as a teacher before marrying Dean Morton in 1953 and starting her own family. With their growing band of chil...
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, ...
Robert R Pederson
May 8, 1933 - March 7, 2015
Los Altos, California
Pete, Bob, Coach, Granpa
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Robert Pederson. His joy of teaching and coaching live on even after retirement from the P.A.U.S.D. and his love of sports sprinkled with lessons of how to live a good and honest life will continue as his legacy. He was a devoted father, husband, grandpa and friend, as well as a loyal Palo Altan.
He is survived...
Carl "Bud" Roberts
Nov. 8, 1935 - March 4, 2015
Carl "Bud" Roberts died Wednesday, March 4, 2015. at the VA Hospital in Palo Alto, California. Born Nov. 8, 1935, in Weymouth, Massachusetts, to Beulah Perry and Maxwell Roberts, he attended Springfield College where he was a member of the gymnastics team as well as the basketball and cross country teams. He received a Bachelors of Science in physical education from Springfield College and a Maste...
Frank, lovingly known as "Chief" and "Gunka," passed peacefully on March 3, 2015, in his San Rafael home of 39 years. He was 77.
Born to immigrant parents, Robert Benaderet Sr. and Helen Eisenburg, on Feb. 13, 1938, in San Francisco, California. He was the youngest of five siblings.
Frank married Helen Campbell, his high school sweetheart and soulmate, on Sept. 28, 1955.
Tenacious and ind...
Thomas D. Sege
May 17, 1926 - March 3, 2015
Thomas ("Tom") D. Sege passed away peacefully at his home in Woodside, California, surrounded by his loving family and caretaker on March 3, 2015, at the age of 88, due to complications from Alzheimer's.
Born on May 17, 1926, in Novi Sad, former Yugoslavia (now Serbia), he lived the majority of his life in Los Altos Hills and Woodside, CA.
Tom, his parents Aladar and Shari and brother Georg...
Jaimee Short passed away peacefully on March 1, 2015. He is survived by his mother, Helen; sisters, Kelly and Kendra; nephews, Bryan, Matthew and Aidan; and niece, Amelia. Jaimee was predeceased in death by his father, Ronald. Jaimee was a graduate of Palo Alto High School and San Jose State University. He was also a member of the PGA. He will always be remembered for his love of good wine and foo...
Leon E. Wentz, 77, of Menlo Park, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on February 28 at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City.
A devoted husband, father and man of integrity, Leon had a terrific sense of humor, big heart and was extremely generous.
Born at Stanford Hospital the same day the Golden Gate Bridge opened, Leon grew up in Palo Alto and graduated from Palo Alto High in 1955. A s...
April 1, 1928 - Feb. 27, 2015
Palo Alto, California
Jenny Rudin was a wife, mother and well-known violin teacher. Details of her life and work can be found on her website at www.sinfonietta.com....
Nancy Elizabeth Glass, a 5th generation San Mateo County resident, passed away February 24th in Palo Alto, CA, at the age of 87. Nancy was born November 9, 1927, the only child of Eric and Elizabeth Alsford. She attended Half Moon Bay High School and San Mateo Junior College.
Growing up in San Gregorio, Nancy spent most of her adult life working at Peterson & Alsford, her family’s general stor...