Paul Eugene Stoft
May 28, 1922-June 1, 2020
Portola Valley, California
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Paul Eugene Stoft passed away peacefully at age 98 on June 1. Born in Pittsburg, KS, the son of a minister, Paul lived through the dust bowl, earn a bachelors degree from University of Colorado, served 2 years in the Navy at the end of WWII, and then completed a doctorate at MIT in electrical engineering. During his long career at Hewlett-Packard he managed the section of HP labs that developed the 9100A desktop computer and the HP-35 pocket calculator. Apart from career, Paul, and his wife Dorothy who passed away in 2002, touched many lives through their mentoring of young people and their generous charitable contributions.
He is survived by two sons, Steven Stoft of Berkeley; and David Stoft of Menlo Park; and by a daughter, Judy Stoft of Albuquerque, NM. Memorial donations: Eastside College Preparatory School, www.eastside.org.