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Bruce C. Allen
May 21, 1952 - Nov. 9, 2017
Pleasanton, CA
Bruce Allen passed away on November 9, 2017, after a brief battle with cancer. Gentle and happy, he was always willing to lend a hand to someone in need of help. He was born in Redwood City to Grover and Andree Allen and attended San Carlos High School, Class of 1970. He was a 35-year member of Local Union 467. He grew up in Redwood City and later enjoyed motorcycle trips with Linda on his...

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Sidney A. Self
April 16, 1928 - Nov. 5, 2017
Menlo Park, CA

Tags: teacher/educator

Sidney Self, 89, a retired Stanford engineering professor, passed away on November 5, 2017. Sidney grew up in a working-class family in East London, where educational opportunities were limited. World War II brought major social changes to England and, at the end of the war, merit-based scholarships became available. Sidney received a scholarship to the University of Exeter, where he studied ph...

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John Richard Witt
July 2, 1947 - Nov. 4, 2017
Palo Alto, California

Tags: veteran

John Witt, July 2, 1947-Nov. 4, 2017, single father, Cherokee, E-6 Staff Sergeant, Vietnam Vet, helped himself by helping others. On November 4, 2017, Staff Sergeant John Witt, a lifelong smoker, died swiftly from lung cancer despite emergency surgery and extraordinary care from the team at the Palo Alto VA Hospital. He was 70 years old, and except for the year he served in Vietnam defending fr...

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Audrey Muriel Reider
Jan. 15, 1933 - Nov. 3, 2017
Portola Valley, CA

Tags: teacher/educator

A resident at the Sequoias Retirement Community in Portola Valley, California, Audrey Muriel Reider (nee Dwyer), 84, passed away suddenly on Friday, Nov. 3 at Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto, California. Born on Jan. 15, 1933, in the small, South Wales mining town of Bargoed to Eunice and Clifford (“Cliff”) Dwyer, Audrey grew up in, and always loved, the South Wales mining valleys. Her fathe...

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Martha C. Hu
Nov. 11, 1916 - Nov. 2, 2017
Palo Alto, California
Martha C. Hu, a long time resident of Palo Alto, died peacefully in her home on Nov. 2, 2017, at the age of 100. Mrs. Hu was born outside of Changsha, Hunan Province, China to a large, caring family. She attended a missionary school in Changsha and then National Central University in Chongqing with a degree in education and psychology. She would always praise her parents for being so enlighte...

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William Guy Garwood
July 1, 1916 - Oct. 30, 2017
Sonoma, CA
Born on the first day of the Battle of the Somme in World War I, William Guy Garwood lived a long and highly artistic life. Born in Cle Elum, Washington, William left home at an early age to seek his fortune. Living in Honolulu at the outbreak of World War II, he served in the South Pacific then earned a degree in architecture from Yale University. His career as an architect included importa...

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William Joseph Connor
March 30, 1919 - Oct. 26, 2017
Portola Valley, California

Tags: veteran

WILLIAM JOSEPH CONNOR March 30, 1919 - October 26, 2017 William Joseph Connor, resident of Portola Valley since 1956, passed away on October 26, at the age of 98.  He was born in Utica, New York to Charles and Florence Connor. His Grandfather, Joseph Connor was a railroad engineer who traveled across the U.S. and decided to move the whole clan out West to California when Bill was a toddle...

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Richard Arthur Bogard
Dec. 16, 1937 - Oct. 25, 2017
Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto resident Richard Arthur Bogard passed away peacefully on Oct. 25 surrounded by the love of his wife, Iris, and his four daughters, Cindy, Kim, Sheri and Lori. He was 79 years old and will be deeply missed. Richard (Dick) was born in Omaha, Nebraska on Dec. 16, 1937. His adventurist spirit lured him to bring his then-wife, Judy, and four small girls out west in the 60s and they have r...

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Haile Selassie Clay
Jan. 22, 1936 - Oct. 25, 2017
Montclair, Oakland, California
Haile Selassie Clay, a 50-year Palo Alto resident, lived a life worthy of celebration. The seventh of nine children born to Charles John Clay (born in Mississippi) and Emma Jean Greenfield Clay (born in Alabama), Haile entered this world on January 22, 1936, in Kinloch, Missouri. As a child, Haile cleaned the church where his father was a minister, participated in track and field, and despite t...

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Joy Ellen Traube
April 15, 1924 - Oct. 24, 2017
Woodside, California
Joy passed peacefully in her home on October 14th 2017 on "Day of The Horse" celebration, which she supported for many years. She is survived by her five children; Terri, Peter, Jimmy, Lorna and Bruce; her five grandchildren, two great grandchildren and one great, great granddaughter. She was born in San Francisco on April 15, 1924. She and her husband Lionel left San Francisco when they ...

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Dr. Roy C. Sutton III
March 19, 1953 - Oct. 23, 2017
Menlo Park, California

Tags: teacher/educator

Roy Clifton Sutton, III, M.D., 64, went home after a courageous battle with cancer on October 23, 2017. He was born at DePaul Hospital, Norfolk, Virginia, on March 19, 1953, and graduated from Lake Taylor High School. He received a bachelor's and master's in chemical engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia. His medical doctor degree was award...

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Donald James Douglas
March 28, 1940 - Oct. 18, 2017
Palo Alto, California

Tags: business

Donald passed in peace and grace with his wife Nina Moore at his side on October 18, 2017. He is survived by daughter Jordan Lockwood, son David Schams and grandchildren Blake and Taylor Lockwood and Oscar Schams. He is predeceased by siblings Robert, Richard and Dorothea Schams. Born and educated in Chicago, Illinois, Donald had been studying for a degree in architecture when his career took...

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Roberta Mae Yee
Dec. 16, 1924 - Oct. 15, 2017
Palo Alto, California

Tags: business, public service

Mrs. Roberta Mae Yee was a long-time resident of the Palo Alto/Menlo Park area, a beloved matriarch, and a pioneer. She was one of the first Chinese-American women real estate professionals in Silicon Valley and was also known for her inspiring volunteerism in service to the community. She died on Oct. 15 after a month-long struggle with a heart condition. At the age of 92, she was the last surviv...

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Allan S. Perry, Jr.
July 11, 1919 - Oct. 13, 2017
Redwood City, California
Allan S. Perry Jr. passed away on October 13, 2017 at the age of 98 in Redwood City, California. He lived a long and full life. He was born on July 11, 1919, in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Allan Sr. and Mary Matthews Perry. The family moved to San Francisco in 1928. He attended Grant School and Lowell High School in San Francisco. He went on to attend Stanford University, interrupted with mil...

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Harlan Brett Remmel
Aug. 22, 1988 - Oct. 13, 2017
Los Angeles, California
Harlan “Brett” Remmel passed away on Friday, October 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA with his family by his side. A Bay Area native who graduated from Palo Alto High School in 2006; he went on to complete a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from University of San Francisco in 2013; an experience he described as the best time of his life. Brett last resided in the Los Angeles area, pur...

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Joanne Gayring Seward
Nov. 6, 1931 - Oct. 11, 2017
Palo Alto, California
Joanne Theresa Gayring Seward passed away last Wednesday morning, Oct. 11, in the company of her family and caretaker. Beautiful, tender and kind; intelligent, witty and brave. Joanne sought and created beauty in her life, and she treasured the humanity of friends and strangers, and the loveliness of passing moments. Joanne was born and raised in Syracuse, New York, the only child of Leona...

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John Freidenrich
May 6, 1937 - Oct. 11, 2017
Atherton, California
John Freidenrich passed away on October 11, 2017. He was 80 years old. Born and raised in Palo Alto, John was the middle son of Edith (Schermer) and David Freidenrich, and brother to David Jr. and Dennis. He held a deep commitment to the betterment of his community with his many causes and generosities. His lifelong commitments to Stanford University, his alma mater, spanned 4 University...

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Mick Jordan
Feb. 10, 1952 - Oct. 10, 2017
Palo Alto, California
Long-time Palo Alto resident Mick (Michael John) Jordan died unexpectedly at home on Oct. 10. Mick was known to many Palo Alto families as their much-loved AYSO coach who coached coaches as well as children’s soccer teams for more than 20 years. Aside from coaching in the fall leagues, Mick coached in the spring, taking many players to the National Games around the country. In addition to soc...

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Lucille Lanza Hagstrum
May 26, 1928 - Oct. 10, 2017
Atherton, California
Mom, the granddaughter of Italian immigrants from Campania, Italy, was born Lucille Rose Rosalie and raised in Greenwich Village, New York. Her mom, Lizzie, and her dad, Tony, were wonderful, warm, loving parents to mom and her four younger siblings Andy, Frankie, Rosie, and Anne. There was always laughter, the smell of food cooking, and lots of people coming and going in the place where she gr...

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