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.