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Obituaries

EDWIN SCHMITZ

OBIT EdwinSchmitz

July 29, 1928 - August 2, 2014

Edwin F. Schmitz died peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends.

Ed was born on July 29, 1928 in Madison, Wisconsin. He was the youngest of 5 children of Gertrude and F Edwin Schmitz. He was a lovable playful child called “Snicky” and “the last twig on the vine”!

He attended Edgewood High School in Madison and Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa.

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JERRE ARTHUR GONZALES

OBIT JerreGonzalesApril 26, 1935 – July 21, 2014 

Los Altos, CA

Long time Los Altos resident and business owner, Jerre Arthur Gonzales, passed away at his home on July 21, 2014 at the age of 79. He is survived by his wife, Carol Gonzales, his children, Jay Gonzales and Sara Gonzales-Erhan, his sister, Maxine (Gonzales) Chavez, his two brothers Dick Gonzales and James Gonzales and his 5 grandchildren. 

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SHERRY DYCE BARBA

OBIT SherryBarba

Sherry Dyce Barba, dear wife of Peter Barba, and a longtime resident of Los Altos, passed away peacefully on July 27, 2014, at The Forum, in Cupertino. She was surrounded by loving family members and visited continuously in her last weeks by a legion of friends and neighbors. Only a month earlier, she had celebrated her 80th birthday, taking off the next day for a biking trip in Europe, when she was suddenly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. True to form, she remained active and full of life to the very end. 

Sherry was born in 1934 in Los Angeles, California to Stanley and Marjorie Dyer Ward. She grew up in Glendale, West Point New York, Burbank and Phoenix, Arizona, where she graduated from North Phoenix High School as Salutatorian. 

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IN MEMORIAM: ENA PATRICIA (PADDY) SAPER

Ena Patricia (Paddy) Saper departed this life Aug 12, 2013 to be with our mother, father and brothers, Jimmy and Bobby. It has been a long sad year without her especially for her many close loving friends and family, near and far and so many others that her life embraced (Church, golf, travel, bridge, really too numerous to mention). So often many would fondly remember how she could regale them with her enormous capacity of relating hilarious and whimsical stories, a truly rare gift given to few.

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FRANCIS P. “F.P.” MILLER

OBIT FrancisMiller

On the afternoon of July 29, 2014, Frank “F.P.” passed away at Allegiance Hospital in Jackson, Michigan. F.P. was born to Louis B. and Mary L. Miller on September 18, 1955. He was a graduate of Parkside High School and a resident of Mountain View, California where he lived with his lifelong sweetheart Lyta.

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BARBARA WISSLER LETTS

OBIT BarbaraLetts

April 25, 1957- July 17, 2014 

Barbara passed away after an extended illness with ALS. She never gave in and never let the disease define her. Barb was committed to all around her living an inspired life they love. She lived this right through her illness. She will be terribly missed by her family, her many friends, co-workers, and colleagues.

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FLORENCE HEEGER

OBIT FlorenceHeeger 080614

July 21, 1926 – July 16, 2014

Resident of Los Altos since 1952

Florence Heeger, who balanced a full life both professionally and personally, died July 16th in Sunnyvale surrounded by her two children, son-in-law, and devoted caregivers. 

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DR. ALFRED HUGHES

Long time Los Altos resident, Dr. Alfred Hughes, died May 1st after a long illness. Dr. Hughes was born in 1927 in Maspeth, NY. He served in the US Army from 1945-6, attended Brooklyn Polytechnic University, then graduated from Reed College in Portland, OR in 1951. He went on to study medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO followed by internships and residency at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Los Angeles, CA and Highland View Hospital in Cleveland, OH. He moved to the Bay Area in 1964 with his family and settled in Los Altos where he was on staff at El Camino Hospital before opening his own private practice in electromyography diagnostics.

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STEWART WILLARD MITCHELL

OBIT StewartMitchell

Resident of Lincoln, California

November 18, 1924-July 21, 2014

Stewart passed away after a long illness at his home on Monday. He touched so many lives in his 89 years.

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EVA ANTONIO “TONY” CALK

OBIT EvaCalk

Eva Antonio “Tony” Calk, a resident of Los Altos, CA, passed away peacefully on July 15, 2014. She was 104 years old.

She was born in her parents’ farm house in the rural community of Silver Valley, Texas on December 14, 1909. She attended high school in the nearby town of Coleman and North Texas State Teachers College in Denton. Tony married Henry Trueman Calk, son of another nearby farm family, in 1935.

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JOHN EDWARD EVANS

OBIT John-Evans

December 2, 1929 - July 6, 2014

John passed away peacefully, after a lengthy illness, surrounded by family at Villa Siena Retirement Community in Mountain View, California, on Sunday, July 6th at the age of 84.

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CLIFFORD E. MAURER

OBIT CliffordMaurer

84, of Los Altos, CA 

Died peacefully on June 30, 2014

Cliff was born Christmas Day, 1929 in Manitowac, Wisconsin.

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RICHARD PATRICK BRENNAN

OBIT RichardBrennan

Resident of Palo Alto

Richard Patrick Brennan, journalist, editor, author, adventurer, died at his Palo Alto home on July 4, 2014 at age 92. He led a full life, professionally and personally. He was born and raised in San Francisco, joined the Army during World War II after which he majored in English at San Francisco State on the GI Bill and then became a journalist for the Ukiah newspaper.

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RAMONA SUE CHOWN

OBIT RamonaChown

Ramona Sue Chown passed away peacefully at home in Los Altos Hills with family by her side on May 28th, 2014 at the age of 85. She was born in Tennessee in 1929. She then moved to Los Angeles in her early teens with her family where she met and later married her husband, John Chown, in 1949. They moved to Palo Alto in 1954 and then to Los Altos Hills in 1965. Ramona was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years. She is survived by her two children & their spouses, Nancy (Jerry) and Tim (Valerie) and her four grandchildren, Melissa, Andy, Eric and Chris.

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ERWIN WINGUTH

OBIT ErwinWinguth

of Los Altos, CA

1926-2014

Erwin Winguth died July 1, 2014. He was surrounded by the love of his family. He leaves behind his wife of 65 yrs., 3 daughters, 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Erwin and his wife had a long and adventurous life they where together for 71 years.

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GORDON E. BRANDT

OBIT GordonBrandt

In May of 2014, Gordon E. Brandt passed away after a one and one half year battle with Lymphoma. He died peacefully at home, surrounded by his family.

Gordon was born in Los Angeles, CA on July 13, 1930. He graduated from Fremont High School in 1948 where he worked on the school newspaper and joined the California National Guard.  He proudly served as a radio operator in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, rising to the rank of Master Sergeant.

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ALBERT JEROME MORRIS

Albert Jerome Morris passed away peacefully May 13, 2014, at his home in Los Altos Hills at the age of 95. He was born in the Bronx, New York and attended UCLA, U.C. Berkeley, and Stanford. He moved to Los Altos Hills in 1958 to raise his family with his beloved wife of 63 years, Barbara, who preceded him in death.

Al is survived by his brother Herbert Morris; three children, Peter, Lee, and Lisa; five grandchildren, Gabrielle, Amanda, Ryan, Brett, and Alex; and four great grandchildren, Oceanah, Tevin, Chase and Tripp.

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TERILYN MARIE KOZY

OBIT TerilynKozy

December 22, 1956 – June 23, 2014

Resident of Sunnyvale

Terilyn "Teri" Marie Kozy, 57, passed away on Monday, June 23, 2014 at her home in Sunnyvale, CA after a hard-fought battle with leukemia.  

Teri was born on December 22, 1956, in Milwaukee, WI, to Robert and Madonna (Berube) Boncher. She grew up in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois and California.

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JOHN ROBERT STEVENSON

OBIT JohnStevenson

John Robert Stevenson died peacefully on June 29, 2014, surrounded by his daughters. He will be remembered for his playfulness and humor; for his affable nature; for his integrity; and for his steadfast devotion to family.

John embraced life with gratitude, ever mindful of it’s many gifts. Adopted by Charles and Mary Catherine Stevenson shortly after his birth on June 30, 1920, he often referred to himself as "the luckiest little boy in the world." He grew up in Santa Barbara with the dream of flying, mowing runways at the Santa Barbara Airport in exchange for flying lessons.

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MICHAEL KORN

OBIT MichaelKorn

Resident of Los Altos

Feb. 17, 1936 – June 7, 2014

Mike was born and raised in Belle Harbor, New York, where he grew up near the ocean with his parents, Nathan and Rose Korn, and two younger brothers. He later graduated from Cornell with an MA in mechanical engineering and went on to serve as a Lieutenant in the Navy on an aircraft carrier, the FDR.

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JEAN ELIZABETH COOK

OBIT JeanCook

90, of Los Altos

June 26, 1923 – June 14, 2014

Jean was born to the late Seward P. Day and Faith A. Murfin in Weeping Water, Nebraska. As a teenager the family moved to Lincoln, Nebraska where Jean graduated from Lincoln High School in 1941. She attended the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, and married her high school sweetheart, Charles J. Cook, in 1945.

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