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Obituaries

ANTHONY FRANCIS ASHTON

OBIT TonyAshton

Anthony Francis Ashton was born on November 4, 1945 to Veronica and Frank Ashton in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, UK. Along with his three younger brothers Jeremy, Christopher, and Nicholas; he grew up in Berkshire, England and graduated from Clare College at Cambridge University with a MA degree in Natural Sciences and a PhD in Chemical Engineering. He was the Welsh National 3000 Meter Steeplechase Record Holder and traveled to the Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh in 1970 to run the 5000 meters.

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ISABELLE S. STONE

OBIT IsabelleStone

Mrs. Isabelle S. Stone of Palo Alto, CA, passed away on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at the age of 94. Prior to living in Webster House in Palo Alto, she and her husband lived in Quincy, California for many happy years. She was a native of Colorado Springs, Colorado but called California her home beginning in 1953 with homes in Palo Alto, Los Altos Hills, and Bodega Bay.

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BUOL JOANNE DOUGHERTY

OBIT BuolDougherty

1930-2016

Heaven gained a beautiful angel today. Our beloved mother’s blessed life ended in her Los Altos home surrounded by her loving family on April 18, 2016.

Buol Joanne Dougherty was born Sept. 28, 1930 in Chicago. At the age of two, Mom moved with her mother, Buol Burke, to the Hillsborough area. She attended St. Catherine’s Elementary School, Notre Dame High School, was an esteemed graduate of UC Berkeley and a proud member of the Delta Gamma Sorority. Mom, always ambitious in her endeavors, attended Hastings Law School but traded in a law degree for her true calling, family life.

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SHARON KRUSE AOCHI

Sharon Kruse Aochi, age 63, passed away peacefully on April 18th after a battle with dementia. Sharon was a loving daughter, mother, wife and active member of the church.

Born to Louis and Elaine Kruse in Redwood City, she grew up in Menlo Park, and retired from the City of Mountain View after 27 years.

She is survived by her husband, Frank; daughter, Kristina (Trevor Mathisen); son, Mark; and nephew, Karl (Kruse). She is preceded in death by her mother, father and brother, Randall. A special thank you is extended to those whom provided care for Sharon.

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MARY BOURQUIN

OBIT MaryBourquin

Nov. 3, 1936 - March 30, 2016
Resident of Los Altos Hills

Mary Bourquin, 79, of Los Altos Hills died on March 30, 2016.  She grew up in Barrington, Illinois, daughter of Ralph Bard Jr. and Nonabel Bard. She was educated at Ethel Walker School in Connecticut and went on to study at Stanford University where she earned her BA in art.

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FRANCES G. NUELLE

OBIT FrancesNuelle

March 30, 1921 - April 3, 2016

Frances Graves Smiley Nuelle, journalist, poet, and World War II veteran, 95, died peacefully at her home in Los Altos, CA, on April 3, 2016, in the company of her younger daughter, Frances Dorsett Nuelle.

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CORINNE A. OBERLIN

Corinne A. Oberlin, born in 1928 in Minneapolis, MN to E. Dewey and Evelyn Ahlen Albinson, passed away on January 16, 2016. The widow of John Cameron Oberlin, she is survived by her sister Leone Evelyn Stein, her daughter Karen Latchford and son-in-law Ian Latchford, grandchildren Robyn and Cameron Latchford, and nephews John, Todd, and Mark Barron.

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MARIO F. GIACHINO

OBIT MarioGiachino

April 10, 1918 – March 16, 2016
Resident of Mountain View

Mario Frank Giachino (Mike), 97, passed away peacefully on March 16, 2016 at his home of 63 years surrounded by his loving family. Born in Oakland, CA to Luigi and Carolina Giachino and grew up in Alameda. Devoted husband of 58 years to Lorrayne V. Giachino, who predeceased him in 2005. Loving father of Michael Giachino and wife Carolyn of Moraga, CA and Michele Bright and husband Harry of Mtn. View, CA; loving grandfather to Julia Kubik of Dublin, CA. Devoted brother of Henry (Hank) Giachino who predeceased him in 1983. Dearest brother-in-law of Louise Giachino of San Lorenzo, CA. Loving uncle of Annette, Chris, Terry, Gail, Mark, Dean and the late Robyn. 

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COMMANDER WILLIAM L. BRYSON

OBIT BillBryson

Commander William L. Bryson, (SC) USN (Ret.) died of complications of Parkinson’s in Los Altos, California on March 4, 2016. He was 93 years old.

A native of Kansas City, Missouri, Bill received his congressional appointment to the Naval Academy from Missouri and Senator Harry S. Truman. He graduated a year early to deploy out to the Pacific with the USS Burns destroyer and later the USS Davison.

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STEPHEN OWEN ACERS

OBIT StephenAcers

Stephen Owen Acers passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with Pancreatic cancer. Steve was born in Denver, Colorado on October 2, 1942 to Owen Francis and Geneva Higley Acers and welcomed by two older sisters. Steve was raised in Golden, Colorado where he attended Golden Elementary School through eighth grade. In 1956 he and his mother moved to Bakersfield, California where he attended Bakersfield High School, graduating in 1960. Steve then joined the Marine Corp Reserves and was stationed in San Diego.

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DR. ANTHONY LOUIS MALO, SR.

OBIT DrAnthonyMalo

Born: January 27, 1926
Died: March 3, 2016

Dr Anthony Louis Malo, Sr died March 3,2016. He was husband to Delores Malo and previously to Dr. Eve Malo. He was father of nine, five sons and four daughters and step father to two sons and one daughter: grandfather and great grandfather to many: brother to Freddie Salcido. 

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CLARENCE MAURICE ABLOW

Clarence Maurice Ablow (also known as Larry) passed away February 9th at Mission Viejo in Orange County where he moved several years ago to be near his niece, Carolyn Brothers. He was 96. 

Larry was born in 1919 in New York. After his mother died, his father remarried and moved the family to Beverly Hills, CA.  Larry graduated from UCLA and served his country during WWII as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy. He served as a meteorologist on board an aircraft carrier in the Pacific.

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ARTHUR KINNEAR ERICKSON

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Arthur Kinnear Erickson died on March 3, 2016 with family by his side at the Palo Alto VA after a short stay due to pneumonia.  He is now with his wife, Ruth. 

Arthur was born in Pilot, WY on June 6, 1919 to Frank and Katie Erickson. He was raised on a sheep ranch near Kinnear, WY and graduated from high school in Riverton, WY. Art graduated from the University of Wyoming with a degree in civil engineering in 1942. He joined the Navy during World War II and became a pilot. Art retired with a rank of LT JG after the war. 

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THOMAS HOWARD THOMASON

OBIT ThomasThomason

Resident of Los Altos, CA
March 2, 1920 – March 7, 2016

Tommy passed away on Monday, March 7, 2016 at the age of 96 after a long extraordinary life. Treasuring personal relationships, he was most often found enjoying time with friends and family. Having a true love for problem solving, Tommy found joy in creating solutions in both his work and personal life. With an infectious sense of humor Tommy kept his friends and family laughing with his playful banter of sarcasm and wit.

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STEVE TENBROECK

OBIT SteveTenBroeck

1946-2016

Have you ever known one of those people whose smile lit up a room? Someone who cared deeply about the causes he served and whose generosity of spirit produced legions of fans? That was Steve TenBroeck. His rich and colorful life ended at home in Los Altos, surrounded by loved ones, on March 1, 2016. He was 69.

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ROBERT (BOB) PAINE

OBIT RobertPaine

A 58-year resident of Los Altos, CA, Robert (Bob) Paine passed away peacefully in January at a rehabilitation center in Palo Alto where he was recovering from hip replacement surgery. He was 93.

Bob was born in Los Angeles, CA, where he met his future wife, Adelaide Speyers, through her twin brother, Bill, a fellow member of the local ham radio club in Glendale, CA. After he and Adelaide married, Bob enlisted in the US Navy where he served as Chief Petty Officer working on US naval aircraft avionics during WWII.

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JOANN DODGE HARRIS

OBIT JoannHarris

Joann Dodge Harris passed away peacefully on March 9. She will be remembered by her loving family and friends for her strength and poise, her beauty and adventurous spirit. Her devotion to her family and numerous interests was boundless.

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BARBARA JEAN CLARK

Barbara Jean Clark, age 80, passed peacefully on March 3, 2016 at her home in Los Altos, California with family at her side.

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LYNDA JOYCE STEELE

OBIT LyndaSteele

April 5, 1948 - February 29, 2016

Lynda Joyce Steele; a long time resident of San Mateo County died unexpectedly on February 29 after a brief illness due to complications from a serious respiratory infection. She is survived by relatives and friends in the U.K. and the U.S. and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

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JULIA G. SEIFF

OBIT JuliaSeiff

11/4/32-3/7/16 

Julia Seiff, Los Altos resident of 40 years and Bay Area resident of 60 years, loving wife, mother of two children, and grandmother of one child, passed away on March 7th due to complications from cigarette smoking and vascular dementia. 

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JANINE CARSON BREITBART

OBIT JanineBreibart

7/10/1934 – 2/17/2016
Resident of Los Altos & Los Altos Hills

Janine had an innate gift to uplift everyone that she came in contact with. She would leave you feeling unapologetic for whatever path you were on. And out of thin air she would stun you with her uncanny sense of humor. If you were lucky to spend time with her, you would walk away with buoyancy in your step and a tickle in your heart. Janine received her BA and Teaching Certificate from Keene State College, New Hampshire. There she met the love of her life, the dashing (late) Tom Breitbart.

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