Oct. 31, 1963 - April 17, 2017
Anne Lindsay Fetter (age 53) died on April 17, 2017, in Palo Alto, after a brief illness. Anne was the beloved daughter of Alexander Lees Fetter of Stanford, and Jean Chu of Menlo Park, and the sister of Andrew James Fetter of Palo Alto.
Anne was born October 31, 1963, in Berkeley, CA, and grew up in Palo Alto. She was gregarious and loved sports, especially swimming and skiing, including team...
Anne Hartwig Flegel, a former first-grade teacher at St. Joseph's School in Atherton, an active member of Peninsula Volunteers, and a longtime Atherton resident, died June 26 at age 74.
Ms. Flegel suffered from dementia since 2011, and spent several years at the Sequoias Memory Center in Portola Valley, said her husband, Mark Flegel, owner of Flegel's Home Furnishings and Interior Design in downt...
July 19, 1931 - Sept. 12, 2017
Frank Foti passed away on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at the age of 86 at his home in Woodside, surrounded by family. He was born in San Francisco on July 19, 1931, to immigrant parents Dominick and Antoinetta Foti, from Reggio Calabria, Italy.
He graduated from Balboa High and afterward began working for Southern Pacific Railroad before opening his San Francisco liquor store, Ross Drive-In...
Henry Matthew Gay
July 28, 1924 - May 20, 2017
Henry Matthew Gay III, formerly of Atherton CA, passed away peacefully on May 20, 2017 at his home in Lahaina, HI. He was 92.
Henry’s was born in Minot, North Dakota in 1924, the third of four children born to Henry and Marion Gay. The family moved to Bozeman, MT when Henry was eight.
Henry attended Bozeman Senior High School and Montana State University, where his studies were inter...
Jan Craig Gay
Feb. 2, 1928 - May 18, 2017
Jan Craig Gay, formerly of Atherton CA, passed away peacefully on May 18, 2017 at her home in Lahaina, HI. She was 89. Jan and her younger sister Carla were born to Harold and Ruth Craig of Altadena, CA. She attended Altadena High School and the University of California Los Angeles where she was a member of the Delta Gamma sorority and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business in 1949. ...
Gene Carmen Giannotti, born in San Francisco to Felice Giannotti and Julia Basile Giannotti on April 22, 1931, passed away on April 15, 2017.
Gene was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Joann Klee. He is survived by his beloved wife, Joy; his sisters Judy Gibson and Ginger Juels; his children Tony Giannotti, Chris Giannotti and Mia Giannotti Bard; daughter-in-law Connie LeBaron; so...
James E. "Jim" Gibson, age 94, died peacefully at his Woodside home on July 4th, 2017, in the company of his longterm companion and cherished pets.
James was born in Ardmore, Oklahoma, on August 18th, 1922, to Lafayette Gibson and Kate Neff. After graduating Ardmore High School in 1940, he joined the United States Army Intelligence in the South Pacific Theatre.
Following his military servic...
Jan. 21, 1928 - Aug. 7, 2017
Palo Alto, California
Kevin Giffen died in his sleep in Menlo Park, CA the morning of August 7, 2017.
Kevin was born in Detroit, Michigan, after his family immigrated from Ireland. He was the sixth of seven children, and the last to die. He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Elinor, and is survived by their two children, Sean and Mary. Kevin was an adoring father-in-law to Fatima and a loving grandfathe...
April 11, 1931 - April 21, 2017
Menlo Park, California
David Gilsdorf, a long time resident of Menlo Park, passed away on April 21, 2017, of complications from melanoma. Born in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, in 1931, David was the oldest of five children to George and Theresa Gilsdorf.
David was a graduate of St. Mary’s Springs Academy in Fond du Lac and attended the University of Notre Dame in Indiana and received a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineerin...
Joseph A. Gist, Jr.
Jan. 15, 1925 - Dec. 20, 2017
Palo Alto, California
Joseph Andrew Gist, Jr., former resident of San Jose and Palo Alto, passed away on Dec. 20, 2016. He was 91 years old.
Joseph loved to tell the story of how he was born on a cold, windy January night in Garland, Wyoming, in 1925. His father was so excited that he forgot to drain the radiator in the old Model T after fetching the doctor, and the car’s engine cracked that night! The family soon...
Bob Glockner died peacefully on March 26, surrounded by his family. A vibrant man, Bob will be remembered for his warmth and generosity, commitment to his family and community, and his boundless energy.
Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in the summer of 1938, he was the third child of Paul and Stephanie Glockner. He moved with his family to Oakland, California, in 1947.
In 1956 Bob graduate...
Ruth Marilyn Goldbeck, age 90, died peacefully at home surrounded by family on April 17, after a brief illness.
A 54-year resident of Palo Alto, she was born in 1926, the youngest of five children, to Carl and Florence Nordwall of Oak Park, Illinois. After a stint with the Civil Air Patrol during WWII and attending art school in Chicago, she met the love of her life, Robert “Bud” Goldbeck,...
July 31, 1931 - May 26, 2017
San Carlos, California
Joan Gutgsell, 85, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 26, 2017, after bravely battling several illnesses.
Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, Joan attended Trenton State Teachers College, earning a BA in education and pursued a career teaching in the primary grades.
Joan married Robert and over the next 20 years balanced teaching with raising their three sons.
Continuing her education, ...
Wendi Hammond Haskell
Nov. 25, 1941 - June 10, 2017
Portola Valley, California
teacher/educator, public service
Wendi Hammond Haskell passed away quietly on June 10, 2017, at her home in Portola Valley surrounded by family members.
Wendi had a compassionate, vibrant and eternally young soul and was quick to share a smile, a laugh, support and encouragement. She was one of pure generosity - never giving in order to get anything in return except the knowledge that she had helped others.
As a devoted l...
June 9, 1931 - June 1, 2017
William "Bill" Hauger passed away June 1,2017 in Sacramento, CA after a brief, but painful illness. He was eight days short of his 87th birthday.
First and foremost, Bill was a devoted husband to his beautiful wife Shirley, and father to three sons and a daughter!
Bill's legacy today as the founder of the Palo Alto Knights Pop Warner football program lives on, and will live on for many years to ...