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Billy Prior
1920 - June 21, 2016
Palo Alto, California

Tags: veteran

Billy Prior, a World War II veteran, who experienced the fury of the Buzz Bombs in London, was in the Battle of Normandy, was one of the first women soldiers to arrive in Paris after its liberation, and who received the Croix de Guerre with Bronze Star, has died. Prior, who was declared by the Palo Alto Historian as the person who was born in Palo Alto and lived here the longest, was the daught...

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Evelyn Barbara Stoops
Aug. 19, 1917 - June 20, 2016
Woodside, California

Tags: business

Evelyn Stoops, 98, passed away on June 20, 2016 at Sequoia Hospital, Redwood City, CA. Born to Harold A. and Mary A. Mortola in Sausalito, CA on August 19, 1917, and raised in both San Francisco, CA and Woodside, CA along with her Sister, Sr. Marie Julie (Marcella Mortola) Dominican Order, who preceded Evelyn in death. Evelyn was a graduate of Notre Dame High School class of 1934 in San ...

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Kathryn Childress
March 2, 1920 - June 16, 2016
Palo Alto, California
Kathryn Werry Childress, one of the oldest living native Palo Altans living in her hometown, passed away in her sleep at Stanford Hospital on June 16 just a few hundred yards from her birthplace. She was 96 years and three months old. Born in the Hoover Pavilion at Stanford in 1920 to a well-known Palo Alto merchant, Alfred E. Werry and his wife Fredrika, Kathryn graduated from Palo Alto High S...

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Eunice D. Haas
Dec. 24, 1918 - June 15, 2016
Palo Alto, California
Eunice D. Haas of Palo Alto was born on Christmas Eve in 1918 in New York City and died on June 15, 2016, at home in Palo Alto. Eunice was a lifelong lover of reading, writing, theater, dance, music and her devoted family; a book club and writing group member of long standing; and a walking repository of show tune lyrics, literary quotations and time-honored jokes. She was also a great telle...

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Joseph S Shakes
April 16, 1935 - June 11, 2016
Palo Alto, California

Tags: business, public service

Joe passed away at age 81 in the presence of his family on June 11, 2016, in Walnut Creek, California. He was a resident of Menlo Park and Palo Alto for over five decades. Joe was born in Gary, Indiana, to steel workers descended from Lithuanian immigrant coal miners. Joe was the first in his family to attend college, receiving a B.A. in music education from Oberlin College in 1957. During summ...

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Ellen O'Sullivan
May 4, 1941 - June 11, 2016
Palo Alto, California
Ellen O'Sullivan, a 44-year resident of Palo Alto, died peacefully on June 11, 2016. Ellen was born in New York City. She grew up in Westchester County and attended Queens College. She worked as an assistant buyer for Sears in Manhattan. She later specialized in placing employees for several staffing agencies. Ellen enjoyed a vacation to San Francisco so much that she moved there, living in ...

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Virginia Johnson
Feb. 22, 1931 - June 7, 2016
Palo Alto, California
Ms. Johnson was born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, and as a young person also lived in Kenosha, Wisconsin, South Bend, Indiana and Washington, D.C. Her father, Courtney Johnson, from Chicago, was an automobile executive and one-time assistant secretary of the Army. Her mother was Pauline Watson Johnson from Flint, Michigan. Ginger attended St. Mary's Academy in South Bend, The Madeira School in Virg...

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Arthur Robert Kraemer
Nov. 8, 1936 - June 6, 2016
Palo Alto, CA
Arthur Robert Kraemer passed away on June 6, 2016, at the age of 79. He was raised in Livingston, New Jersey, where he attended Grover Cleveland High School and lettered in baseball, football and basketball. He earned a degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University, ranking first in his class of 1958. Art moved to California to work for Lockheed while attending graduate school at Sta...

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Helen N. Poll
June 18, 1919 - June 4, 2016
Palo Alto, California
Helen Nelson Poll, a resident of Palo Alto since 1947, passed away peacefully in her home on June 4, 2016. She was 96 years old. She was born on June 18, 1919 in Cardston, Alberta, Canada, a small town where she spent her youth. She was one of seven children. After attending business college, she served as a missionary in eastern Canada for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Th...

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Marlo Gilbert Prehn
Oct. 27, 1927 - June 3, 2016
Mountain View, California

Tags: veteran

Marlo Gilbert Prehn, passed away in Mountain View, California, on June 3, 2016. He lived in Palo Alto for 47 years before moving to Mountain View to retire with his wife, Ruth. He was born on a farm in Clear Lake, South Dakota in 1927. After graduating from high school he joined the Merchant Marines in 1945. In December of 1946 he married his childhood sweetheart, Ruth Staley, with whom he had...

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Patrick J. Maveety
June 17, 1930 - June 2, 2016
Palo Alto, California

Tags: arts/media

Patrick Maveety died June 2, 2016 at the Vi at Palo Alto after a lengthy battle with cancer. Patrick was born in San Diego on June 17, 1930, to Dr. Herman M. Maveety, a naval surgeon and Sylvia Kolk Maveety. He attended elementary and secondary schools in San Diego and graduated from high school in Oceanside, California. He graduated from Stanford University in 1951 with a bachelor's degree in ...

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Kathleen Turner-Hubbard
July 13, 1952 - June 2, 2016
Stanford, California
Kathleen Adelle Turner-Hubbard died peacefully at her home in Stanford, California, on June 2, 2016 at the age of 63, following a courageous four-year battle with brain cancer. Born in Washington, Pennsylvania, to Louis and Alma Turner, she spent her early years in West Virginia, and at the age of 16 she and her family moved to California. After earning a degree in nursing from San Diego Sta...

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James Coons
Nov. 30, 1931 - May 30, 2016
Healdsburg, California
James Bryan Coons passed away peacefully of natural causes May 30, 2016. He was born Nov. 30, 1931, in Keokuk, Iowa. James was a quiet, modest man who never tooted his horn but we'd like to share a few facts about his life. At the early age of 5, he taught himself to play the piano. A point of pride to his family was that you could hum a tune to him and he could play it! He loved music, particular...

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James Allan Williams
April 11, 1935 - May 29, 2016
Palo Alto, California
James Allan Williams, 81 Lifetime long Palo Alto resident James (Jim) Williams, 81, died May 29, following a courageous fight with cancer. His final days were spent surrounded by family. Jim was born April 11, 1935, in Palo Alto, California, to Ronald and Ann (Sue-Sue) Williams. Jim attended military school in the Bay Area in his youth and served a short stint with the United States Navy....

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Jess Alan Liles
Dec. 16, 1966 - May 26, 2016
Modesto, formerly of Mtn.View, California
Jess Alan Liles, born in San Francisco, Dec. 16, 1966, and raised in Mtn.View. He died on May 26th while on vacation in Lake Tahoe. He attended Bubb, Graham, and Mtn.View High School. Jess loved baseball. He played Little League, Babe Ruth, Pony Ball and High School Ball. He is survived by his parents, Jess & Linda Liles, sister Laura and nieces Emily and Amy. His remains will be scattered in L...

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Robert Albert Wolbach
Sept. 3, 1930 - May 26, 2016
Palo Alto, California
Robert (Bob) Albert Wolbach peacefully succumbed to kidney failure on May 26 at his Palo Alto home. Bob was a loving husband and father, cheerful friend, professor of medicine, research physiologist, political activist, artist, punster, patron of theater and music, and traveler. Born and raised in New York City, Bob was the only child of artists Robert P. and Alberta Falck Wolbach. He attended ...

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Harold (Hal) Coehlo
May 1, 1922 - May 25, 2016
Woodland, California

Tags: veteran

Harold (Hal) Coehlo, 94, died May 25, 2016, in Woodland, CA Born, May 1, 1922, in Watsonville, CA, where his parents and grandparents were raised. He graduated from Watsonville High School, Salinas Junior College and while at UCLA he joined the Navy Air Corps. He served as P.B.M. pilot in the Pacific in WWII. After the service, he graduated from San Francisco Mortuary College. In 1953, ...

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Maurine Rose Henehan
Oct. 26, 1923 - May 24, 2016
Palo Alto, California
Maurine passed away peacefully in Palo Alto, California, with family at her side. She was born in Parker, South Dakota, and moved to California as a young woman. Maurine was a longtime resident of Lytton Gardens senior housing. At age 92, she lived a rich and full life with very few woulda-coulda-shouldas. She was preceded in death by her ex-husband, Patrick, and her oldest son, Brian. She is surv...

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James Andrew Tweedie
Jan. 19, 1926 - May 23, 2016
Palo Alto, California

Tags: veteran

James Andrew Tweedie passed away on May 23, 2016, in Palo Alto, California. He was 90 years old. He devoted his life to children and families, both his own and the many he helped bring into the world as a doctor. When he died, he was surrounded by his wife and four children. Dr. Tweedie was born at Hollywood Hospital in Los Angeles in 1926. He was raised in El Monte with his sister, Joyce, and ...

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