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Obituaries

DANIEL S. THEODORE

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Daniel S. Theodore, 62, died from smoke inhalation stemming from a house fire on Thursday, April 23, 2015, at 3:26 a.m., in Mountain View, his home for 26 years.

Dan was born April 20, 1953 in St. Louis, Missouri and had lived around the world, including eight different states (California, Hawaii, Florida, Texas, Colorado, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri), Canada (Montreal and Toronto), France, The Netherlands and Turkey, and had travelled to countless countries spanning the globe, both for pleasure and business.

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EDITH MAY COOPER

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September 20, 1908 – April 7, 2015

Edith Cooper died peacefully in her sleep on April 7th in Los Altos, California, at the age of 106, where she had been a resident for over 30 years.

She was predeceased by Frank, her husband and her 3 brothers Bill, Charlie, Jack and a sister Gladys.

She is survived by her sons Graham and Anthony (Audrey) and grandson Richard (Lynne) and granddaughter Julia (Randy).

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ELAINE FRANCIS TOBIN

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Elaine Francis Tobin, a former resident of Los Altos passed away on May 1, 2015 in Sonoma, Ca. She was one of three daughters born in Detroit, Michigan on July 18, 1932 to Daniel and Helen Sullivan.

Elaine is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Walter Tobin whom she married in 1954 in Detroit, Michigan. In 1973 they moved from the Chicago area to settle in Los Altos. A job transfer to Cincinnati, OH in 1983 took Elaine and Walt from the state they loved. They returned to California in 1990 to retire in Sonoma.

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ANITA STEINACHER

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1923-2015

Anita Steinacher, a resident of Los Altos for over 60 years, passed away on April 23 surrounded by her loving family. She was predeceased by the love of her life Gerald Steinacher. She is survived by her brother Albert Horn and her children Linda Wolan (Steven), Yvonne Goldman (Les), and Bob Steinacher (Karen) and her grandchildren Jennifer Wolan (Nick Seuser), Ben Wolan (Nicole Ng), Jonathan Goldman (Rhiannon), Sam Goldman, Erik and Deena Steinacher and her beloved great granddaughters Ruby and Tallulah Seuser.

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DOROTHY RUTH MATHIS PUDER

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9/17/1918-4/15/2015

Dorothy Puder died on April 15th in Sunnyvale, California. She will be remembered for her gentle, loving, positive and caring ways and will be greatly missed by family and friends.

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WILLIAM PAUL MCGREW

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August 6, 1924 - April 18, 2015

Paul died peacefully at his home of 62 years in Los Altos. He was 90. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Paul attended Mt. Hermon prep school in Massachusetts and Allegheny College in Meadville, PA where he sang tenor in a barbershop quartet, the Frantic Four. College was interrupted when he joined the Navy, and spent 3 years serving his country primarily in the Philippines during WWII. Upon his return to College, he met his future lifelong mate, Sally Frum. They were married in 1949 and started a family in Canton, Ohio, where Paul rose to top salesman at Glidden Paint Co.  Introduced to the SF Bay Area during Navy deployment, Paul & Sally soon decided to make their home here in Los Altos where Paul worked for Lockheed as a contracts administrator. After retirement, he turned his hobby into a part-time business as a handyman for an additional 10 years, using the proceeds to travel the globe with Sally and friends.

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KATHRYN GREEN

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Kathryn Green, a passionate philanthropist dedicated to the arts, environment, and women’s issues, passed away at Stanford Hospital on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, following a tragic roadside accident. The beloved wife of Richard Partridge, Senior Staff Scientist at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Kathryn was a resident of Los Altos Hills since 2006, a free spirit who touched many lives. 

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JANE RALLES

Jane Ralles, 94, mother of 5, passed away last week. Her daughter Carol, sons Ted, Jim, Dave and Steve were fed the best food and pastries on the block. She told us “all work and no play makes you a dull boy!”

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ANDREW JOSEPH KRUEP

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Andrew Joseph Kruep of Los Altos Hills, CA died instantly from injuries sustained in a car accident near Lockwood California on April 18th, 2015. He was 24. He was a front seat passenger in a rollover accident in a rugged mountainous area of Monterey County, Ca.  

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OTTO MECKES SLATER

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1924-2015

Otto Meckes Slater was born on October 20, 1924 to Howell and Annie Slater in Ogden, Utah. He passed away peacefully in his home in Los Altos Hills, CA on April 18, 2015. Otto had two older brothers, John and Walter, and two older sisters, Helen and Jane. He is survived by his sister Jane Marquis, and his children Claudia Vinton, Kristine Sturgill and Robert Slater. Otto and the late Luciel Wright Slater have twelve grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by one granddaughter, McKenzie Slater.

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MARK AHMED IBRAHIM

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Mark Ahmed Ibrahim passed away suddenly in his home in Madera, CA in the early hours of Tuesday April 14, 2015.  

He will be missed by his wife Cindy and his four remarkable children, Natasha(23), Jason(21), Katie(19) and Sabrina(15). 

He will certainly be missed by his sister Magda Ibrahim-Wong, his brother-in-law, Stan Wong, his sister Mona Mendoza, and by three nieces, Sarah & Megan Wong and Margarita H. Ibrahim.

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JANE BUTTERFIELD PRINGLE LYND

OBIT JaneLynd

October 30, 1924 - April 8, 2015

Jane Butterfield Pringle Lynd, daughter to Liebert and Elise Butterfield of San Francisco, passed away quietly at her home in Palo Alto surrounded by her family, following a short illness. Jane was a proud third generation San Franciscan with both parents and all four of her grandparents born in the City.

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GEORGE OSCAR JAECKEL

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George Oscar Jaeckel entered into rest on February 20, 2015, in San Jose at the age of 90. He is survived by his three children, daughter Carolyn Schulman, son Mark Jaeckel (wife Kathy) and son James Jaeckel (wife Sharon). He is also survived by his sister, June McQuilkin of Austin, Texas, ten grandchildren and six great grandchildren. He joins his wife Tina who passed on in 2012.

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CAPTAIN: CHARLES THOMAS MINOR

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Age 96

December 7, 1918  - March 28, 2015 

Chuck passed away peacefully in the home he built in Los Altos surrounded by his beautiful wife of 69 years, Bonnie, his two sons and their spouses, David Minor & Caryn Joe Pulliam; Steve & Jill Minor, Grandsons Blake Minor, Eric Minor, Granddaughter Cassandra Minor.

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RICHARD MARTIN CARLSON

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Rich & Dolores - Honeymoon 1944

Richard Martin Carlson passed peacefully in his sleep at age 93, on March 19, 2015. He is now reunited with Mary “Dolores” Carlson, with whom he was graced with 63 years of marriage. After helping to save humanity flying 31 missions as a B-17 pilot including the DDAY invasion during WWII, he enjoyed a long career as a commercial airline pilot, retiring as a 747 captain with TWA. The family legacy has been passed to their seven sons and 6 daughters in law: Tierry, Gery and Pat, Donn and Kathryn, Tomm and Tammy, Rock and Julie, Ron and Sue, Jon and Elizabeth, 20 grandchildren, and 19 and counting great grandchildren.

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DORIS FUCHS

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Doris Fuchs (née Lopez) passed away quietly in her sleep at her assisted-living residence on Wednesday, April 1st, 2015. She was born in Los Gatos on Sept. 19th, 1920. She lived in the Bay Area for her 94 years and was a 6th generation Californian; her family has lived here since 1783. Doris met her husband of 70 years, Joe Fuchs, at Mayfield, near Palo Alto. This kind and generous lady will be missed by her family (Joseph and Jane; Jenn, Jay and Jack) and a wide circle of friends. 

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MARIE KATHERINE MAGINA

OBIT MarieMagina

1915 - 2015

Resident of Mountain View

Marie Katherine Magina, 100, passed away on April 9, 2015. She was one of four children born in Chicago, Ilinois

to the late Katherine and Ralph DeWitt. Marie and her late husband, Victor J. Magina, moved to Mountain View in 1964. She is survived by her daughters, Maria Magina, Lisa Pazmany, her husband, Peter, grandchildren Peter, his wife Nicole, Joseph, Stephen and Victoria Pazmany and great granddaughter, Scarlett Grace Pazmany.

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NORMAN A. AUSTIN

OBIT NormanAustin

December 7, 1924 – April 10, 2015

Norman Alfred Austin died peacefully on April 10, 2015. He was 90 years old. Norm was born on December 7, 1924 in Woodland, California. He grew up in Placerville, California, where his father C. Lloyd Austin was an iris hybridizer and ran the Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens business with Norm’s mother, Gladys Easter Ingraham Austin.

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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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