July 5, 1936 - Feb. 24, 2017
veteran, arts/media, teacher/educator
“”John Felstiner, Stanford University Professor and poetry scholar, dies at age 80.
Louis John Felstiner, Jr., died on Feb. 24 at the age of 80. Professor Felstiner was a translator, literary critic, teacher, poet and ardent environmentalist. He is survived by Mary Lowenthal Felstiner, his wife of over fifty years, their two children, Sarah and Alek and two grandchildren, Brayden and Asa.
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...
Aug. 27, 1925 - Jan. 6, 2017
Armand Philippe (Phil) Gelpi passed away peacefully at age 91 in his home in Seattle surrounded by family. He was born in Denver where he spent his early years before moving to California in 1939, where he later graduated from Beverly Hills High School in 1943. Following high school, he joined the Navy and was sent to the University of Texas for both military training and undergraduate college edu...
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...
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...
Margaret J. Gisske was born Oct. 20, 1922, in Memphis, Tennessee, and passed away peacefully Dec. 28, 2016, in Chico at age 94. She is survived by her husband Hugo and daughter Teresa, three granddaughters, four great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughter Carla Bower, her grandson Scott Nelson and her six siblings and their spouses.
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 15, 1922 - Feb. 6, 2017
Palo Alto, California
business, public service
Eunice Sherman Hale died on February 6, 2017, at the age of 94. She was born to Laura (Flack) Sherman and Raymond Sherman of Troy, New York, on July 15, 1922, and grew up two blocks from the Hudson River. Eunice graduated from Lansingburgh High School in 1940. She did additional vocational training in the area before moving to Boston to work at General Electric. Eunice moved west and had a long ca...
Helen Howard Harmon, devoted mother, mother-in-law, and grandmother, died March 8 of complications from breast cancer. She was born in 1940 to Maria and Hartley Howard of Washington, D.C. The family moved to Hastings-on-Hudson, NY in 1945.
Helen was a graduate of Hastings High School (‘57), attended Swarthmore College, and received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Syracu...
Willie Lou “Carol” Harris, 80, a longtime resident of East Palo Alto, was born March 20, 1936, in Dyersburg County, Tennessee, to the late Lou Ella Eison and Rev. Alonzo N. Eison, Sr. She departed this life on Feb. 6 at her home surrounded by family and friends. She was united in Holy Matrimony to James E. Harris. To this union, three children were born. In addition, she had three children fro...
Winifred Anna Becker Heimstadt, Winnie to her friends, passed away May 1, 2017, at the age of 101 years, after a short illness.
Winnie was born in the Bronx, New York, on July 9, 1915, to William and Mathilde Becker.
Winnie was an Administrative Assistant for New York Life Insurance Company, and it was while working there that she met her husband, Charles H. Heimstadt.
Winnie was an artis...
John L. Henderson
March 9, 1944 - Jan. 31, 2017
Los Altos, California
John Henderson of Los Altos, California, died following a five-year battle with cancer on January 31, 2017.
Born John Leslie Henderson on March 9, 1944 to Albert and Carolynne (nee Marlin) Henderson in Charlotte, North Carolina, he graduated from Myers Park High School, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with an Associate Degree in Mathematics, and Ohio State University with a Master...