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Obituaries

FLORENCE HEEGER

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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

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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

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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

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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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IN LOVING MEMORY: ROBERT JAMES WATSON

OBIT RobertWatson

September 4, 1924 – July 5, 1994

We wish to affectionately honor our Father who passed away 20 years ago over the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Three months before his death, our brave Father, who was battling cancer wrote a paper titled: Charity through Interpersonal Relationships. His written words are powerful and beautifully express the passion he had for life and the unconditional love he felt for all mankind.

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JEWELL (NANCY) A. ROBB

In loving memory of Jewell (Nancy) A. Robb, who passed away 6-19-2014. Survived by brother Leonard Roark, children, Norman Robb, Diane Cox, Donald Robb. Grandchildren, Sandra Barnes, Colleen Muller-Robb, Kainoa Allianic-Robb, Savannah Lamey, Alexander Muller-Robb, Mandie Cox. Great grandchildren Kevin Barnes, Anna Barnes, Robert Jennings.

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BERTON HENRY STEPHENS

OBIT BertonStephens

Resident of Los Altos

Bert Stephens, a respected and retired electrical engineer and inventor in Silicon Valley, died on June 14. He was 75.

Bert was born and raised in the Punta Gorda area of Florida. He came west in the Navy and met his future wife Jackie in San Francisco. Bert graduated from SFSU with a BS in Engineering. The couple moved to Los Altos where they have resided since; last year they celebrated their 50th anniversary.

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BEVERLY GORLEY

OBIT BeverlyGorley

1941 - 2014

On April 30, 2014, Beverly Gorley was 73 when lung cancer took her from this life. Her husband Tom was at her side during home hospice care when she peacefully took her last breath.

She was born in New Jersey in 1941 and spent her childhood in upper NY state. Beverly was a graduate of Kathryn Gibbs secretarial school In New York City and also studied art for a short while at Rhode Island school of Design.

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GLENN ALLEN WHITE

OBIT GlennWhite

May 7, 1914—June 10, 2014

Former Los Altos resident Glenn Allen White died in Palo Alto on June 10, 2014, a month after celebrating his 100th birthday with extended family members. Glenn was born in Oakdale, California to Howard Collins White and Agnes Adams White. He grew up in Berkeley and Stockton.

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SHARON ‘SUNNY’ VIRGINIA BUZZINI

OBIT SharonBuzzini

Mar 13, 1945 – Jun 03, 2014

Sharon ‘Sunny’ Virginia Buzzini of Ripon, CA lost her long hard fought battle with cancer on June 3rd, 2014, and passed peacefully with her husband of 40 years, George, by her side.

Sharon was born on March 13, 1945 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and lived most of her youth in the San Francisco Bay Area. She met George Buzzini in Pine Mountain Lake, CA, where they married in 1973.

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