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ERNEST TRAUGOTT

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Resident of Los Altos 
August 18, 1920 - May 11, 2016 

Ernie died peacefully at his home, just a few months short of his 96th birthday. 

Ernie had an amazing life, born in Germany he and his family fled the Nazi's soon after Kristallnacht in 1938, making their way to Manila in the Philippines then eventually to San Francisco. Having been an Architecture student in Germany he continued that pursuit a bit in Manila but ultimately started an interior design business with his brother in Palo Alto called American Interiors.

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VIRGINIA ANNE PAVLINA

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Virginia Anne Pavlina died peacefully in her sleep, March 24, 2016, 89 years young. She was interred at a private ceremony at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery – Foyer of the All Saints Chapel, Los Altos, CA, April 23.

Her friends affectionally called her Gini; but grandchildren (5) and great grandchildren (6) fondly knew her as Nini. But to her children, Steve and Julie, she will always be remembered as the Bocce Ball Queen, undefeated in play at the annual picnic of the Jugo-Slav Napredak Club, July, 2015.

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H. RICHARD HOLLOW

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1930-2016

Humphrey Richard Hollow (Richard) was born in the UK on November 27, 1930. He worked in the oil fields of Iraq after graduating from college as an engineer. That’s where he lost part of his right hand in a blasting accident.

After relocating to California, he worked at NASA Ames and Syre in Mt. View for about 20 years before retiring in 1996. He loved his work as an experimental engineer where he designed parts for the space shuttle training vehicles.

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BARBARA BAIRD FERGUSON

Cupertino, California - Barbara Baird Ferguson, 91, formerly of (Concord, MA; Palos Verdes, CA; Incline Village, NV), died on February 14, 2016 with family at her side. She was the beloved wife of her late husband of 60 years, David Norman Ferguson. Throughout her life, Barbara dedicated her abundant energy, compassion, support and love to her many friends, community, and her adoring family.

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DONNA LOU BLANK

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November 15, 1930-May 2, 2016

Donna Blank was born on a farm in North Dakota and moved to Chicago to pursue a career in nursing where she met her husband Dr. Norman Blank. Donna was a devoted wife and mother, and cherished many good times with her extended family and close friends. She was treasured for her warm, engaging and caring personality. The family moved to Los Altos, from St Paul, MN in 1963, when Norm accepted a position at Stanford Medical School.

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Troop 37 leader wins volunteer award: Scouting News


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The Boys Scouts of America Pacific Skyline Council recently honored Troop 37’s Gordon Abraham with the Silver Beaver Award, the highest award a council can bestow on a volunteer Scout leader.

The award is given to a registered adult leader of exceptional character who has provided distinguished service and made an impact on youth and community over many years of service. It is given to those who do not actively seek it.

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WILLIAM FRANCIS DUPIN

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William Francis Dupin, 75, died of natural causes on April 13th while visiting the Holy Land. Better known as Bill, he is survived by his wife Penny, his two children Doug and Brian, and his six grandchildren, Ellie, Anna, Chloe, Max, Gus and Finn Dupin.

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In Memoriam: ANDREW KRUEP

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Los Altos Hills
May 12, 1990 - April 18, 2015

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