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ROLAND EDWARD MEYEROTT PHD

OBIT RolandMeyerott   

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November 20, 1916 –September 4, 2014

Resident Los Altos Hills

Roland “Rollie” Meyerott was born on November 20, 1916 in Baldwin, Illinois, the 2nd of 7 children, to parents’ John and Teresa Meyerott. His family moved to the small farm town of Coleridge, Nebraska in 1917 where he later worked in the family’s chicken hatchery and the Meyerott Garage, the first Chevrolet dealership outside Lincoln where they sold and serviced cars.

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JAMES KEITH BEDFORD

OBIT JamesBedford

Born in San Bruno Dec 9, 1922 and died in Lincoln CA., Oct 5, 2014. Keith was a much loved teacher, artist, golfer & friend. He is survived by his wife of 39 years Lissi - and 3 children, one deceased, & one stepson. 14 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Keith was a WWII fighter pilot - a true member of the greatest generation.

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ROBERT “BOB” PALMER KAHN

OBIT BobKahn

Robert [Bob] Palmer Kahn age 69, died peacefully at home on Friday, October 17, 2014. He died from complications after a long battle with Mantle Cell Lymphoma.

Born January 31, 1945, in Norfolk, Virginia, Bob spent his adult life in various parts of the San Francisco Bay area.  He practiced law until his retirement in 2002 and then turned his full-time attention to his passion, photography, and to spending quality time with his family and many friends.

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DAVID S. NIVISON

OBIT DavidNivinson

David S. Nivison, 91 years old, and a resident of Los Altos, California since 1952, died Oct. 16, 2014 at home.  His neighbors had recently honored him as the “Mayor of Russell Ave., in recognition of 62 years of distinguished living” on that street.

He was born January 17, 1923 in Farmingdale, Maine.  In 1944 he married Cornelia (Green), who died in 2008.  He was the loving father of Louise McCoy (husband Lee) of Pettigrew, AR; Helen T. Nivison, of Ithaca, NY; David G. Nivison of Soquel, CA; and James N. Nivison (wife Lolly) of Los Altos, CA.  There are six granddaughters:  Joanna, Marina, Audrey, Camilla, Chelsea, and Maya.  He had one great grandson, Noah.

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ROGER WELLINGTON SANDS

OBIT RogerSands

Roger Wellington Sands, 85, died on October 7th, 2014 in Santa Barbara, CA. He will be remembered as a kind, fun and generous man that deeply loved his wife and family. 

Roger was born in Boston Massachusetts the son of Donald Phipps Sands and Lucile Nash Sands ion June 5th, 1929. He graduated from Bordentown Military Institute (’47) and Babson College (‘51) with a degree in Business. Roger and Marcia married in the summer of ’49. Soon after graduating from Babson, he responded to the call ‘Go West Young Man’. His first career stop was Cleveland, Ohio and the birthplace of his son Donald Phipps Sands the III.

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MICHAEL D. “MICKEY” HEEGER

OBIT MichaelHeeger

Heeger, Michael D., “Mickey,” 92, of Los Altos, CA, passed away on October 12, 2014, in Los Altos. Mickey was born in St. Paul, MN to the late Otto and Edith Scott Heeger. He was an accomplished child actor and dancer, who appeared in movies alongside Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney. He majored in business at the University of Southern California, where he was a member of the Skull and Dagger, president of the sophomore and junior classes and the College of Commerce, wrote for the Daily Trojan and was president of his fraternity, Sigma Phi Epsilon.

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JOANNE DYALL

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Joanne Dyall, 90, of Los Altos, passed away October 18, 2014 in Mountain View, California.

Joanne was born in Champaign, Illinois to Harry A. and Ethyl Hills on April 1, 1924. She attended University of Illinois Laboratory High School and graduated in 1941. She went on to graduate with highest honors from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana (her name is engraved in bronze at the university library as part of this honor).  She was an elementary school teacher for many years at Montague Elementary School in Santa Clara.

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JEAN MARIE CUFF

Jean Marie Cuff, a longtime resident of Los Altos Hills, CA passed away peacefully in August 2014. Born in the suburbs of Boston, Massachusetts, she worked at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where she met her husband of 50 years, Kermit Cuff. In 1957 they moved to California and settled in Los Altos Hills. Jean was a full time mother and raised four children, and later did a lot of volunteer work, most recently at Stanford Hospital.

Jean was a proud and supportive mother of her children, Kermit Cuff, Jim Cuff, Carolyn Kendrick, and Cindy Heintzelman. She is survived by her brothers Bill Lamie of Massachusetts, and Jack Lamie of Utah, and by her daughter in law, Lindsey Cuff and sons in law Steve Kendrick and Keith Heintzelman. Jean’s highlight was spending time with granddaughters Kensey and Brooke Kendrick. Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Kermit.

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