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...
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...
At rest in Palo Alto, Feb. 11, 2015, Robert Clark Sleeper. Robert was born in Larchmont, New York, on March 17, 1938, to George E. Sleeper Jr. and Winifred McCargar. Robert was a descendant of California pioneers and lived the majority of his life in Northern California.
Robert earned his B.A. in illustration from Art Center in Los Angeles, California. On Feb. 24, 1962, Robert married Marina Gy...
Antigone T. Bellas, born June 14, 1937, passed away suddenly Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015.
Antigone was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Peter and Potoula Theophelis and once married moved to Palo Alto, California, in 1964. Antigone graduated from the University of Michigan in 1959 and started her career as a dental hygienist. She then founded Dentu Temps, a dental temporary personnel agency.
Colonel Frank E. (Ned) Gallagher Jr., USMC ret., passed away Feb. 9, 2015, in the home that he loved surrounded by his family.
Ned was born in Watervilet New York, March 29, 1915. He graduated from Brookline High School, Lawrence Academy Prep. and Boston University, where he pursued his interests in business and music. Ned enrolled in the ROTC program and eventually accepted a regular permanent...
Pat passed away peacefully at home with her 2 daughters and one of her wonderful caregivers by her side.
Pat was born in Scranton, PA. Pat graduated from Boston College and became a nurse. Her love of travel brought her to California where she could enjoy the coastline and Lake Tahoe.
The color purple, butterflies, eating lobster, watching movies, listening to music, painting and watching ...
Aug. 15, 1923 - Feb. 7, 2015
Portola Valley, California
public service, business, veteran
Edwin A. Wells Jr. — municipal finance consultant, civil engineer, Stanford graduate, Wolrd War II Army veteran, civic volunteer — died peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2014, surrounded by family at his home of more than 50 years in Portola Valley, California. He was 91.
Born in Palo Alto, California, Ed was the eldest son of Edwin A. Wells Sr. and Mildred In de Betou Thompson Wells.
Richard was born in San Francisco to Italian immigrants and attended school there through age 16. He started his contracting business after learning the trade from his father. He took business and technical courses to assist him in his contracting work.
Richard married Blanche Urrere in 1934. On their honeymoon they drove to Susanville in Northern California to bid on a contracting job. He cont...
Dec. 25, 1927 - Feb. 4, 2015
Palo Alto, CA
Edith was born and raised in Chicago, educated at the University of Illinois, and was married in 1948. She and her husband Simon moved to Palo Alto in 1949 and created a very full life together. They had three boys -— Paul, Jon and Jeremy.
Edith was many things to many people -— artist, teacher, traveler, reader, poet, student, theater-and- ballet-lover, daughter, wife, mother, and dear, dear f...
Alice Tallmon Roberts, a 75-year resident of Palo Alto, died Wednesday, Feb. 4. She was 100. A native of Morgan Hill, she was preceded in death by her husband, John F. Roberts Jr.
A longtime member of OES, PEO, DAR, Avenidas Art Class and Menlo Park Presbyterian Church and a past member of the Palo Alto First Methodist Church. She was a caregiver over the years to family and friends; loved chil...
Nov. 26, 1911 - Feb. 3, 2015
Redwood City, California
At rest in Redwood City, California, on Feb. 3, 2015, at the age of 103. Born in Fall River, Massachusetts, on Nov. 26, 1911, to the late Lewis and Deborah Markowitz, Harry was a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, director of music programs in RI and played in the U.S. Army Band during WWII.
Harry was preceded in death by his wife Anne and son Laurence. He is survived by his son...
March 27, 1953 - Feb. 2, 2015
Palo Alto, California
Greg Nelson (born Charles Gregory Nelson), a longtime Palo Alto resident, died on Feb. 2, 2015, after a 17-year battle with brain cancer. Greg grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii, where he attended the University Laboratory School. He moved to the mainland to attend college and graduate school. He lived in Juneau, Alaska, for a year before settling permanently in the Bay Area.
Greg received his B.A. de...
Ruth Naomi Stockwell Sawyer Clark, a longtime Palo Alto resident, passed away peacefully after a 10-year battle with Alzheimer's. She would have been 93 years old this March. Loving and caring for others was her calling in this life, as she found great joy and happiness as a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and friend.
Ruth, the eldest of five children, was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota...
Michael was born and raised in Palo Alto, working his way through Walter Hayes, Jordan and Paly before attending Chico State -- and collecting new friends at each stop. He met Gigi Riker through his sister Julia's sorority at Cal Poly. They fell in love, married, had three children and settled in Danville.
As a child in Palo Alto, Michael and his friends joined Little League, played "mud ball" ...
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...