Mountain View Voice

News - July 6, 2007


Anthony J. Radisich

Anthony J. Radisich, a World War II veteran and the former owner of a Mountain View hardware store, died June 19 in Los Altos. He was 91.

During his youth, Radisich worked on his family's local 10-acre cherry, almond and apricot orchard. After graduating from Mountain View Union High School in 1934, he participated in the WPA public works project, a New Deal program that employed millions during the Great Depression. At the start of WWII, he served in the Army Air Corps as sergeant of the 421st Night Fighter Squadron.

Radisich later owned and operated Anrad's Hardware store for 43 years. He was an active member of several clubs, including the Mountain View Historical Association. He also enjoyed gardening and singing tenor in the Mountain View Senior Chorus.

Radisich is survived by his wife, daughters, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a sister. A Funeral Mass was held at St. Joseph's Church in Mountain View on June 22. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association, N. California and N. Nevada Chapter, 2065 W. El Camino Real, Suite C, Mountain View, 94040; or to Heartland Hospice Services, 2005 De La Cruz Blvd. No. 271, Santa Clara, 95050.

Dorothy Marie Hickey

Dorothy Marie Hickey, a matriarch to her family of seven children, 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, passed away peacefully in her home in Mountain View from natural causes.

Hickey was born and raised in Chicago. After graduating from nursing school she moved to Colorado, where she met her future husband Sanford "Sam" Wayne Hickey. Just before their marriage, Sam and Dorothy visited San Francisco and made a commitment to make their final home in the Bay Area. They were married Jan. 1, 1942, just two days before Sam left to fight in the Pacific theater during WWII.

In 1967, Sam and Dorothy finally made good on their promise and moved to the Bay Area. They remained here for the rest of their lives.


Posted by Mary (the record keeper, a resident of Blossom Valley
on Aug 7, 2010 at 7:03 pm

Where,oh where in the online version of 'The View' are the
marriage and obituary notices for Mountain View and Los Altos?

Many thanks in advance.

Posted by dave schummers, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Aug 16, 2011 at 3:01 pm

i worked for anthony at his hardware store , in late 70,s. i learned more from him in 2 years than 12 years in school..glad i knew him. .once he had me repair a tractor for Mr Bettencourt , and as a extra reward ,they let me operate the crawler tractor around his field . ..favorite saying ..he would greet his customers as "captain of industry"

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