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News - October 19, 2012


Jean Duperrault

Jean Duperrault, a Mountain View resident and teacher in Sunnyvale schools, died in San Francisco on Sept. 28. She was 47.

A "celebration of life" service is set for Saturday, Oct. 27, at 1:30 p.m. at the Mountain View Christian Science Church auditorium, 221 Bryant Ave.

Born in Platteville, Wis., on Jan. 3, 1965, Duperrault was a teacher in the Sunnyvale School District's Cumberland, Vargas and Cherry Chase elementary schools between 1997 and 2012. A tribute attended by students and school officials was held at Cherry Chase Elementary on Oct. 12.

Duperralt graduated from Wauwatosa East High School in Wisconsin in 1983 and, in 1987, she received a bachelor's degree in music history and sociology & anthropology from Principia College, in Illinois. In 1997, she received her multiple-subject credential from Dominican University of California, and in 2009 earned a master's degree in education administration and supervision from San Jose State University.

She served as a stringer coordinator for the Christian Science Monitor, and worked as a counselor and director of the Wide Horizons Camp in Colorado and as a volunteer for other counseling programs. As a lover of music and art, she sang solos in church and for weddings and did research at many of Europe's art centers, her family said.

She enjoyed traveling the world and toured Canada, Alaska, Mexico, South America, Europe, Asia and the United States. During her stay in Taiwan she taught English to children and adults; she also rode an elephant in Thailand and hiked the Grand Canyon, her family said.

She is survived by her parents, Frederic and Lois Duperrault of Mountain View; her sister, Cheryl Duperrault of San Francisco; brothers David and Alan Duperrault of Los Altos; nieces Michelle and Julia Duperrault; and nephew Daniel Duperrault.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers that memorial donations be made to Arden Wood, 445 Wawona St., San Francisco, CA 94116.

Gerald "Jerry" Martin David

Gerald "Jerry" Martin David, owner of Eddy's Sport Shop in Mountain View, died Sept. 24, following a long battle with heart disease. A celebration-of-life service is set for 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Palo Alto Elks Club.

He was born in San Francisco in 1939 to Edward and Beth de Nell David. His family moved to South San Francisco after the war, and in 1950 settled in Mountain View, where his father opened Eddy's Sport Shop; David worked there while attending Mountain View High School. He was an active Boy Scout and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.

After graduating in 1958, he attended Foothill College and enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserves. Assigned to the 1st Air Delivery Company in San Jose, he led a competitive rifle team. David ultimately took over Eddy's Sport Shop from his father.

He was married in 1962 to Jeanne. They divorced amicably in 1985. While raising his family, he served as reserve police officer with the Mountain View Police Department and competed in many police pistol competitions. He won many awards and was considered one of best shooters in the state, his family said.

David earned his pilot license in 1975 and bought a single-engine Piper aircraft that he flew all over Northern California and on several cross-country trips, his family said. He enjoyed international travel later in life and toured China with a group of veterans.

He was also active in in the community. Eddy's Sport Shop sponsored Little League teams for more than 30 years. He spoke regularly at City Council meetings, competed in pistol competitions and maintained his NRA Master Pistol Shot Classification. He was a Life Member of the National Rifle Association and of the California Rifle and Pistol Association. He was a member of the Navy League and an active member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.

David spent his last six years living with his companion, Pam, in Sonora, where he was a member of the Sonora Elks and the Mother Lode Gun Club. He especially enjoyed being a volunteer docent at the Tuolumne County Military Museum, his family said.

He is survived by his sister Phyllis; his children, Elizabeth, Brian, Brett and Gregory; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and his beloved companion, Pam.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorial donations to the National Rifle Association, California Rifle and Pistol Association, or to the charitable organization of the donor's choice.