OBIT PatriciaCuddy

4/9/1966 - 11/5/2015

Born at Stanford Hospital to Harry and Marjo Cuddy, Patricia was raised in Los Altos. She attended Montclaire Elementary, Cupertino Junior High and Homestead High Schools. At UC Davis she earned a double major in Economics and Organizational Studies. She was a member of Delta Gamma Sorority and held several positons including president and pledge trainer. After completing the Credit Training Program at Wells Fargo Bank she held the position of lending officer at Wells Fargo and B of A.  She attended UC Berkeley, where she received an MBA and after graduating entered the field of management consulting. Patricia was a 30 year member of P.E.O., a philanthropic educational organization for women, Chapter HV, Palo Alto.



OBIT JohnCorrigan

John Corrigan passed away on October 8, 2015, peacefully at the age of 85 at his home in Los Altos.

Born in Los Angeles, California on July 24, 1930, John was both a UCLA graduate as well as attending law school at the university graduating with a J.D. in 1954. After spending 2 years serving his country in the Army, he spent a highly successful career as an attorney with the Southern Pacific Railroad for 35 years, followed by an additional 2 years with the Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison firm as of counsel.


In Memoriam:

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KEITH H. MORRISON  11/13/29 – 6/20/15
ELLEN A. MORRISON  11/18/30 – 8/05/15

Dear Mom and Daddy,

Happy Birthday! We miss you, we thank you, we love you. Every day.



OBIT MarilynDrew

Marilyn Jean Shehan Drew was born in San Francisco on July 15th, 1931 and following a move spent her school years in San Carlos, finishing at Sequoia High School in Redwood City. Her high school years were very productive because she was a good student and determined to succeed. There were some distractions because she was such a beautiful girl the local paper and magazines used her as a model and there was some promotion for her to enter the Miss California contest.



OBIT AlisonEvans

Alison Evans passed away on October 31 after suffering a stroke.  She will be missed by her many friends.



OBIT JamesGrosh

Resident of Los Altos
Aug. 5, 1924 – Oct. 14, 2015

Jim Grosh passed away unexpectedly on October 14, 2015 at the age of 91. He was a loving husband, father, & grandfather.

Jim was born and raised in Cumberland, Maryland. After serving three years in Italy during WWII, graduating from the University of Maryland, and marrying his college sweetheart, he began his career as an engineer at Hercules Powder Company. In 1959 he, with his wife & two girls, drove cross country to Los Altos to continue a career as an engineer for United Technology Corporation where he developed filament wound motor casings and pipe, that eventually became known as “Techite”. Eventually he started his own business, Grosh Engineering & Development, and continued to develop work in the underground enclosure and pipe business.



November 12, 1925 – October 8, 2015

He is survived by his wife, his five children, his eight grandchildren and one great grandchild. He was a humble and unselfish man who loved God, Country, and Family above all else.



OBIT AnneSchram

Anne Pauline Schram (nee Knoerle) age 82 years, 4 days, died October 22. Anne grew up in Cleveland, OH, from the time she was a young girl until moving to Los Altos in 1959. She met her husband, Joe at a 16th birthday party, married two years later and became the loving mother of five children: Joseph F. Jr. (Jay), Mary Jeanne Miller (Eric), Thomas J., Elizabeth Anne (Libby), and Susan Marie Gendel. She was grandmother to nine: Drew, Jake, Greg, Amy, Lea, Ross, Kevin, Rose and Lillie; great grandmother to: Damian, Donovan, Lorelai. She was preceded in death by her parents Harold M. Sr. and Bernadine Knoerle, brother Harold M. Jr., sister Sr. Jeanne Knoerle, SP., Jake, Greg and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Anne was a 30 year employee of Stanford University Biology Dept. She was a real “Humm Baby” fan.


Dr. Roger Eng, longtime dentist and former Los Altos mayor

Dr. Eng

Dr. Roger Eng Sr., two-term member of the Los Altos City Council and the city’s first Chinese-American mayor, died Oct. 14 after a battle with cancer. Dr. Eng was 78.

Born in Seattle to immigrant parents, Dr. Eng was the youngest of 11 children. Throughout his childhood, he worked after school to assist the family and to pay his way through school. With additional scholarship support, Dr. Eng earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Washington, where he received a commission as a Distinguished Military ROTC Graduate in the U.S. Army Reserves.



OBIT LillianWard

Lillian (Sue) Ward, 95, passed away October 11, 2015 at her residence at Amber Grove Place in Chico surrounded by her loving family. Sue was born in Hastings Colorado when her father worked as an electrician in the local mine. She spent her formative years in Gunnison, Colorado where she attended high school and Western State College of Colorado where she majored in Art and Education. Due to her mother's health the family moved to San Francisco in 1940. There, Sue met her sweetheart and future husband Pete who was studying mechanical engineering at U.C. Berkeley prior to WWII. After his graduation they were married in Washington D.C. in September 1942 where he was initially assigned as a lieutenant in the navy.



OBIT FrankMusso

Frank Musso passed away peacefully on October 17, 2015 at the age of 82. He was born in San Jose, California and raised in the Valley of Hearts Delight (now known as Silicon Valley). His parents had fruit orchards in Santa Clara where he learned how to pick, cut, dry and prune at an early age. Frank graduated from Bellarmine College Preparatory and San Jose State University. After college he went to work at the corporate offices of Del Monte Foods in San Francisco, somewhat following in his parents footsteps who also had worked at the Del Monte cannery in San Jose.



OBIT SueKefauver

August 27, 1956 – October 11, 2015

Sue passed away at her El Granada home early Sunday morning, October 11, ending a courageous 21-month battle against glioblastoma. The daughter of William and Phyllis Kefauver, Sue is survived by her loving husband, Larry Wainblat, her mother, her older brother Bill, younger brother Jim and older sister Nancy.



OBIT ArleneCole

Nov. 15, 1938 - Sept. 23, 2015
Los Altos

Arlene Cole came to rest following a severe stroke. She is survived by her brother Gerald S. Andersen, a son Matthew A. Cole, a daughter Marina C. Cole, and her husband of 52 years Henry A. Cole, Jr.. When she was 15 years old, she lived in Rome with her mother and father Mabel and Paul Andersen and attended Marymount International School Rome for 1 year. She fell in love with Italy and often talked about Tivoli Gardens Fountain, feeding pigeons in San Marco Square, Gondola rides,...all of which they visited with her brother Jerry. The sea voyage trip home on the Independence capped the wonderful time in Italy.



OBIT DavidChakerian 2

08/25/1954 - 09/07/2015

Los Altos resident for 26 years David Chakerian passed away Sept. 7th in Dallas, Texas. David went to Eastbrook, Covington followed by Awalt High School. After high school he attended Reedley Jr. College where he made the Deans list and obtained his aircraft mechanics certificate. He moved to Alaska in 1981 where he worked for Northern Air Cargo, MarkAir, and Reeve Aleutian Airlines. He loved motorcycles and rode a Harley while in Alaska. Dave traveled extensively while his father was a pilot for TWA. The Town Crier once published a picture of Dave attending the Paris Airshow in 1971. Friends called him by his nickname, “Chick”. Dave was very generous with his time in helping others. Friends said he had a sense of humor where he could make people laugh so hard they would cry. He returned to California in 1993 as a mechanic for VTA. Later he moved to McKinney, Texas and finally resided in Dallas. He was a most proficient mechanic and later in life became a welding technician. He was a history buff and liked to read both fiction and non fiction.



OBIT JoyceChristensen

Resident of Los Altos

Joyce G. Christenson passed away peacefully in her home on September 30, 2015. She was 77.

Joyce was born on March 28, 1938, to Clyde and Bertha Gochnour, of Burley, Idaho, and was the youngest of eight children. She graduated from Burley High School and subsequently attended the University of Utah, where she studied Elementary Education and music. Joyce was also a flutist in the Marching Ute Band and university orchestra. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in 1960. After graduation, Joyce moved to San Diego to teach in elementary school. She married Wayne C. Christenson in 1961 and soon thereafter began raising a family. The family eventually relocated first to the Los Angeles area before moving to Terra Bella, California, in 1972. Joyce served in the Terra Bella United Presbyterian Church as a Deacon and Elder and was active in literacy tutoring.



OBIT DonabelleWedding

Donabelle Wedding, a 58 year Atherton resident has passed away at the age of 91. Survivors are her three daughters – Linda Bonini of San Pedro, CA, Rosemary Wedding of Scottsdale, AZ, Cindy Keitel, of Camarillo, CA, Eric Keitel – a son-in-law, a grandson Chris Keitel, and a nephew Albert Newlin, of the Netherlands. Preceeding her in death were her sister Alice Newlin of Frazier Park, CA and her loving husband Damon of 60 years.



OBIT CatharineCarlson

Catharine “Cathy” Valline Carlson, a longtime Los Altos resident and Bay Area native, died on Thursday, October 8th after a long and courageous battle with heart failure. She was 73 ½.

Cathy is survived by Richard, her loving husband of 46 years, as well as two children, Steve Carlson and Amy (Gary) Carlson Speck, and two grandchildren, Margaret and Gabriel Speck.



OBIT PaulWeiss

Paul Weiss, a retired Chevrolet dealer from Palo Alto and LAH, died August 25 while vacationing in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He was 90.

The cause of death was heart failure.

Paul Edward Weiss was born October 6, 1924 in Chicago, Illinois, to Morton and Edna Weiss. A graduate of the University of Chicago Laboratories High School, he enlisted in the U.S Navy at age 18. He spent the war on a Landing Craft Infantry Flotilla Flagship (LC-FF) in the Pacific, earning five distinctions, including a Bronze Service Star, as Radar Man Second Class.



OBIT  WilliamMorrill

Bill Morrill, 77, passed away peacefully on Sept. 26, 2015. Bill proudly served his community with over 30 years in the Palo Alto Fire Department and retired as Battalion Chief. He raised his family in Palo Alto and Los Altos. He returned to Oklahoma after retirement, fulfilling his desire for simpler lifestyle. He was loved and respected by those that knew him and was always there to help his community. He was an avid fisherman who loved the Sierras and getting away to spend time in what he called "PQT" (peace, quiet and tranquility). We like to think he has now gone to that great fishing hole in the sky; catching the big ones.



OBIT EarlPampeyan

Earl, a 58-year resident of Los Altos, passed away peacefully at home on September 15th. He was born in Pasadena, California on January 3, 1925 to Haigaser and Eunice (Khazoyan) Pampeyan.  Earl served as an Army tank mechanic during World War II in the European Theater. Upon returning home, he learned to cut gemstones for his uncle, which led to an interest in minerals and geology. He graduated from Pomona College, Claremont Graduate School, and postgraduate work at Stanford.



OBIT RobertGlotzbach


Born to Liz and Joseph Glotzbach, Los Angeles CA. Bob received his degree in chemistry at Cal 1950. Moved to Los Altos 1958, 779 Santa Rita Ave, and completely transformed the house from 2B/1B to 4B/3B to accommodate 4 kids (in his spare time!).


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