Mountain View native Robert Yates, known as "Robb" to family and friends, died at his Sunnyvale home on Tuesday, Oct. 30. He was 43.
Yates was a Navy veteran and spent the past 16 years working as a mechanic for Delta Airlines. He loved the outdoors, and his favorite activities were fly fishing and camping at Pinecrest Campgrounds. He shared his expertise by teaching fly fishing at sporting expositions and local fly shops.
He was the beloved son of Barbara Bignotti Johnson, grandson of Olga Bignotti and the late Alfred Bignotti, godson of Kenneth Bignotti and Charlotte Bignottib and cousin of Gina Biegel.
Yates is buried at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Los Altos. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society or the Humane Society.
Genevieve M. Garcia
Genevieve Garcia, a longtime resident of Mountain View, died on Monday, Nov. 19 at the age of 73.
Garcia was born May 15, 1934 in Visalia. She was an active member of St. Athanasius Catholic Church, and a teacher's aide with the Mountain View School District for over 20 years. She loved cooking and crossword puzzles.
She will be greatly missed by her husband, Eutimio; her children Tim, Anna, Eddie and Chris; her grandchildren Anthony, Yvette, Veronica, Emanuel, Nicole, Rayanne and Lucy; and her great-grandchildren Alexa and Trina.
Visitation was held on Nov. 26, followed by a vigil at Cusimano Family Colonial Mortuary in Mountain View. A funeral Mass was held Nov. 27 at St. Athanasius on Rengstorff Avenue in Mountain View. Interment followed at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Los Altos.