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GREG STAHLER

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Greg Stahler died unexpecdly in his home in Belmont on March 26, 2015. (He was born in Mountain View on June 23, 1972). He will really be missed by three beautiful young children, Haley 7, Hannah 5, and Tyler 3, and his wife Kathryn. He will also be greatly missed by his loving parents, Cathy Stahler of Cupertino and John Stahler of Mountain View, along with brother David Stahler of San Mateo, and sister Kim Zilliox of San Jose, and their combined four nieces and nephews.

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LOIS HOLMAN CRITCHFIELD

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On Tuesday March 24, 2015, long time Los Altos resident, Lois Holman Critchfield, devoted mother of four children and eight grandchildren, passed away peacefully as she was reading her bible. She was 80 years of age. Surviving are her children and their families; Victoria and Gordon Bizieff of Orinda, CA; Karen Herz of Los Altos, CA; Doug and Dianne Critchfield of Puyallup, WA; and Jay and Jane Critchfield of Mt. View, CA. One of the highlights of Lois’s life was her grandchildren. Surviving are Anthony Herz, Jayke Critchfield, Alec Bizieff, Marie Critchfield, Ben Critchfield and Kadi Critchfield. Also surviving is her former spouse, Fred Critchfield. She is preceded in death by her parents Albert and Geneva Holman, two brothers Grant Holman and Dean Holman, and two grandchildren David and Joshua Herz.

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JOHN LYNN GRIGSBY

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John Lynn Grigsby, a 50-year Los Altos resident, died peacefully at home March 12, 2015, with family. He was 90.

John was born April 28, 1924, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to James Arnett Grigsby and Lynette Kimmons Grigsby, the youngest of three sons. He grew up in Greeley, Colorado. After graduating from Greeley High School, he served three years in the Army Air Corps as a radar mechanic, stationed in the Philippine Islands and the Pacific. Having completed his military service, he earned his BS degree cum laude in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado (1949) and he began his engineering career with General Electric.

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ROBERT C. BRIGGS

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Robert (Bob) passed away unexpectedly on March 14, 2015 surrounded by his family. He leaves behind Anna, his wife of 38 years, and two children, James and Elizabeth (Kerby). He is also survived by his sister, Diana Butler (Jim), niece Debby (John), and nephew Peter (Lori) and their children. He was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Kathryn. Born in Michigan on May 28, 1941, Bob graduated from Kalamazoo College, where he earned a degree in Physics, and then earned a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan.

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LUCILLE LU KELLY

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Lucille (Lu) Kelly of Los Altos Square, Los Altos, passed away peacefully from natural causes in her home on March 8, 2015. She was born in Southbridge, Massachusetts in 1924.  She and her (deceased) husband, William (Bill) Kelly, moved to Los Altos in 2000.

Lucille is survived by her sons, Wayne Kelly of Mountain View, Stephen Kelly of Sunnyvale; daughter Marianne Doyle of Warren, Maine; and son William Kelly of Palo Alto. She had 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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YVONNE HADDAD TWIDWELL

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Yvonne Haddad Twidwell of Los Altos, California passed away March 28, 2015 peacefully in her home.

Yvonne was born on June 30, 1929 in Brooklyn, New York to the late Charles and Mary Haddad. She was the oldest of five children. She had a lengthy career in both fashion and interior design in New York, San Francisco and Los Altos. She owned the YT Limited boutique in Cupertino and subsequently moved it to Los Altos. After closing YT Limited, Yvonne worked for many years as the in-home designer for Calico Corners and had a large following of loyal clients.

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HAROLD WOOD HUNTLEY, JR

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Harold Wood Huntley, Jr., a long-time resident of Los Altos known to many of his close friends as Hal, passed away peacefully in Cupertino, California on March 29, 2015 at the age of 95. Hal was born in New York City on May 27, 1919, was a 1941 graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a 1968 graduate of Harvard Business School, and was a notable pioneer in aeronautical engineering and space exploration serving as chief engineer for Northrup in the 1950s and later as engineer and program manager for Lockheed Missiles & Space Company throughout the 1960s and 1970s.

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Jack Tomkins

Troop 31 Scout earns Eagle rank

Los Altos Boy Scout Troop 31’s Jack Tomkins, a student at Los Altos High School and the Freestyle Academy of Communication Arts & Technology, recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest achievement in Boy Scouts.

He received his Eagle Scout rank in a ceremony at Los Altos Lutheran Church.

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