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BERNERD MARTIN MESETH

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December 6, 1920 - November 21, 2014

Bernerd, “Bernie”, Meseth, a forty-year resident of Los Altos, passed away November 21, 2014 following a brief illness.

He was a second-generation San Franciscan, the son of German-American parents. When his father left home during the Depression, Bernie helped support his mother and two sisters by working multiple jobs at the age of 13.

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DONALD YOST

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After cheating death too many times to count, Donald Yost slipped away, peacefully, on October 2, 2014, after spending 91 years traversing planet Earth. Although he struggled to communicate after his stroke in 2006, he would light up at the sight of his two sons, Jeff and Greg, his daughter-in-law Sophie, and most especially his beloved grandson, Nathan.

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SANGEETA SACHDEVA

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Sangeeta Sachdeva, 55, wife of Subhash Sachdeva and mother to Natasha and Tanya, died at 8:54pm, Sunday, December 7, 2014 from respiratory failure.

Sangeeta was born on October 18, 1959 in Delhi, India. She was born to Moti Sagar and Raj Kapoor and elder sister of Reena Duggal and Sonia Pawa.

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FLORENCE HORI

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Florence Sadako Hori passed peacefully on November 26, 2014 at Mercy Hospital in Sacramento. She was born on Oct 2, 1920 and spent most of her early years in Colorado. She left for New York to attend school and there met her husband Tatsu Hori. She eventually came out to San Francisco and she and Tatsu finally settled in Los Altos.

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SALLY ANN MCNEES

Sally Ann McNees, a long-term resident of Los Altos Hills, died in peace the morning of Thursday, November 6, 2014 after surviving pancreatic cancer for over seven months.

Sally was born on April 23, 1953, in Lancaster, PA. She was adopted by Sterling and Mary Lee McNees at age 3 in Pennsylvania. In 1962 she moved with her adoptive parents and brother George to northern California, which was her primary residence for the remainder of her life.

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JOAN DENISE FREITAS

June 28, 1923 – November 22, 2014

Joan Denise Freitas, 91, of Los Altos, CA died November 22nd, 2014. Born June 28, 1923 in New York, Joan Freitas was the daughter of Michael and Anna Hickie, and loving wife of the late Albert Freitas. She is survived by her daughter, Joan M. Freitas (Brian Heikenen), son, Michael Freitas (Natalie), and niece, Joanne Schnuckel (Brian) and many nieces and nephews.

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GUY STODDARD

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Guy Stoddard, 77, passed away peacefully after a short illness on December 3rd, 2014. Born in St. Paul, Minnesota on November 3rd, 1937, he resided in Los Altos, California since 1990. He attended Humboldt High School, Hamline University and St. Olaf College in Minnesota.

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LEON W. “PETE” HARMAN

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Leon Weston “Pete” Harman moved on to a better world on November 19, 2014 at 95 years of age. He was born in 1919 in Granger, Utah, the son of David and Grace Harman. Grace died of the flu soon after his birth, at which time her widowed sister, Caroline “Aunt Carrie”, took baby Pete to her home. David and Caroline were eventually wed and added Caroline’s four surviving children to the mix of Pete, his five brothers, and three sisters.

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