Thomas Edward McCrea, Sr., 87, of Palo Alto passed away on June 6 at the Palo Alto VA hospice, surrounded by family. Born June 18, 1931 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the first of four sons born to Irish immigrants, William and Catherine (nee Clinton) McCrea. Tom had a long and varied career, but was always most proud of his service to country, starting with a 20-year career in the U.S. Navy and l...
Jan. 15, 1966 - May 26, 2019
Santa Rosa, CA
Robert Alan Vaughan, born January 15, 1966, passed away on Sunday, May 26, 2019, after a year-long struggle with cancer.
Bob, sometimes known online as “techie” or “longhairedtechie,” was much known and beloved by the many people he encountered pursuing his interests in theatrical lighting and sound, audio-visual production, computer networking, telephony, amateur radio, and photography...
George Joseph Aberth, born in New York City, was the beloved son of Theresa and William Aberth (both deceased). A long time resident of Palo Alto, George was known for his generous and kindly disposition. A painting contractor, he also had an ebay business selling collectibles. He loved fishing, boating, going to garage sales and Star Trek. He leaves behind two sisters, Diane Hazelwood of Columbia...
Josephine Catherine (Dillon) Rice was born in San Francisco on January 21st, 1925. She grew up with her four sisters and brother in Redwood City, and graduated from Sequoia High School.
While working as a Bookkeeper at a local Montgomery Wards store in 1946, she met the love of her life, George Allen Rice. They were married in September of 1948, and the newlyweds immediately settled into th...
Sept. 19, 1955 - May 17, 2019
Palo Alto, California
Don Tyler, 63, passed away on May 17, 2019. Don was the son of Charles and Claire Tyler of Palo Alto, and the brother to Charles II, Janet, and James, all of whom were raised in Palo Alto. Don's father Charley was the publisher of the now-defunct Palo Alto Times. Don graduated from San Jose State University and had a long career in Marketing in Silicon Valley. He enjoyed fishing, sports, progressi...
Winnie Yingyi Kao, beloved wife, daughter, sister, and auntie, died on May 16th. She was 55 years old. She was born September 13, 1963 in Hong Kong, and lived in California since 1977 when her family moved here. After attending Peterson High School in Sunnyvale, she graduated with an engineering degree from the University of California at Berkeley followed by a master’s degree in engineering ...
Mr. Gregory Tsay Lazich of Menlo Park, California passed away May 14, 2089, at the ripe old age of 87 after a long and happy life filled with family and friends.
Gregory was born to parents Michael Lazich and Jennifer Tsay on October 12, 2001 in Palo Alto, CA. The youngest of three children, he attended Adelante Spanish Immersion School, Hillview Middle School and Sequoia High School. In high ...
Dr. Kenneth Seeman, 80, passed away on Sunday, May 12, while on vacation in Los Angeles. Dr. Seeman was born in New York City to Michael and Laura Seeman (nee: Horowitz) on May 20, 1938. The original family name was Siegelbaum. His father worked in the garment industry and his mother was an accomplished pianist. He attended Music and Art High School, where he majored in cello, a passion he continu...
Genevieve Holland was born October 24, 1934 in Ville Platte, Louisiana, to Milton Holland and Hattie (Celestine) Holland. She was affectionately known by her family and friends as Gen or Aunt Gen.
At 19 years old, she met Audrus (Poncho) Edwards on the church steps of St. Matthew Baptist Church. Three months later they were married and from their union they had five daughters.
September 16, 1965...
Eric James Lefholz
June 8, 1949 - May 6, 2019
Portola Valley, California
Eric Lefholz was born in Torrance, CA and had his own towing business and was in the Naval Reserves as a seabee training the seals. He had his own construction business for about 43 years during which time he also raced his 1965 Mustang. He married in 1997 to Terri. They had many cruises to the Caribbean and Mediterranean. They had no children. He was diagnosed with stage IV cancer in 12/17, had r...
Frances Joy Rathmann, “Joy”, died of natural causes peacefully in her home on May 6, 2019, in the presence of members of her family and care staff. Mrs. Rathmann was 91 years old. She is survived by her sister, five children, thirteen grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and many grand dogs, cats and cows. She and the late George B. Rathmann were married for 61 years.
Mrs. Rathmann rec...
Dolores Piazza, beloved wife of the late founder of Piazza's Fine Foods, John Piazza, passed away peacefully in Palo Alto on May 4, just nine days after her 94th birthday.
She was the beautiful mother to her three sons John Piazza III (wife Diana), Gary Piazza (wife Virginia), and Rick Piazza (wife Melisa). Adored Nana to her grandchildren Jyovanne Hawk (Matt), Juliana Piazza, Jeanna Zamora (Gab...
July 13, 1940 - April 28, 2019
Los Altos, California
teacher/educator, public service
Margie Rauch, Beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Friend and Teacher
Margie Rauch, 78, died on April 28 of a stroke. She passed away peacefully at Stanford Hospital, surrounded by loving family.
She left her children, Marta, Erik, and Loren, and their families, including five grandchildren; her brother, Andy Beyer and his family; and her cousins Kathryn Posin, Elena Pehlke, Glenn Schweitzer, ...
L. Bruce Johnson
Dec. 16, 1921 - April 27, 2019
Los Gatos, California
December 16, 1921 April 27, 2019
Louis Bruce Johnson was born in Liberal, Kansas, an only child. He attended local schools. In 1937 he attended the National Boy Jamboree in Washington D.C. followed by the World Boy Scout Jamboree in Holland. The trip included a six-week tour of Europe with other Midwest Scouts.
He enrolled in Kansas State University. His schooling was...
Mark Richard Harris
1947 - April 26, 2019
Palo Alto, California
teacher/educator, public service
Mark Richard Harris, beloved husband, father of four and grandfather of fifteen, passed away on April 26 at home with his family by his side. He was 71. His family and friends are deeply sorrowed by his passing.
Mark attended the University of Michigan School of Engineering, where he met his wife of fifty years, Mary Ann. Always a consummate Michigan fan, the first thing he taught h...