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Last updateWed, 28 Sep 2016 4pm

TAO-ZEUN “T.Z.” CHU

Los Altos Hills
April 9, 1934 - September 15, 2016

After a valiant three-year battle with esophageal and throat cancer, T.Z. Chu passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday surrounded by family. T.Z. lived a remarkable life, enjoyed a storied career, and is remembered fondly by family, friends, and colleagues around the world.

BETTY MAXINE PICKETT

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Betty Maxine Pickett passed away on September 12, after a battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. She was 90. She died at home, close to her family, as she wanted. Betty can best be described as a renaissance woman who was humble, energetic and tenacious. In addition to the forty years she spent as a public school teacher, she enjoyed many creative pursuits and continued to attend a variety of adult education classes until shortly before her death. 

DOROTHY LANCASTER STEFANKI

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Funeral services are October 7, 2016 for Dorothy Lancaster Stefanki, a resident of Los Altos/Los Altos Hills for over 50 years, and mother of nine. Mrs. Stefanki passed away in June of natural causes. She was 93. 

KATHLEEN R. GARDNER

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February 7, 1924 – September 11, 2016
Resident of Los Altos

Kay passed peacefully away of old age at 92 with her family and caregiver at her son’s house in Los Altos on September 11, 2016. Kay was born in Casper, Wyoming on February 7, 1924 to Earl William Oliver and Annie Catherine (McCagherty) Oliver. Kay had a younger brother Earl Thomas Oliver who preceded her in death (April 9, 1996). She was married to Laurence Ernest Gardner in Tucson, Arizona on December 27, 1943 while attending St Luke’s Nursing School in Denver Colorado. Her husband was a decorated officer in the USAF for 25 years, so they lived many places during his career, but settled in Los Altos, California at his retirement at the Satellite Test Center in Sunnyvale.


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