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BEVERLEY JEANE (DORSEY) MCCHESNEY

OBIT BeverleyMcChesney

1944-2014

Beverley McChesney passed away at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, CA on Sunday, Nov. 16. She had been fighting cancer for about 23 years until it went into her lungs.

She is survived by her husband David, of Cloverdale; her sisters Sharon Fisher, of Sonoma and Sue Fish of St. Helena, CA; her son Donald and family of Belmont, CA; and a large extended family and circle of friends. She will be missed by all.

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HOPE J. WATSON

March 27, 1926-March 6, 2015 

Our beloved mother, Hope J. Watson, 88, passed away peacefully on March 6, 2015. She was preceded by her loving husband, Robert James Watson and her parents, Alice Grace Reilly and James Treanor Jackson. Surviving are her four daughters and their families; Diana and John Farrall of Greenville, SC, Lynda and David Eichler of Woodside, CA, Robin and Mark Hendrickson of Los Altos, CA and Sandra and John McFarland of Granite Bay, CA. Hope was blessed with eight grandchildren (in birth order); Christina Eichler Bullock (husband Benjamin), Tommy Hendrickson, Jenny Farrall, Timmy Hendrickson, Paul Eichler, Julie Farrall, Kevin McFarland and Emily McFarland.

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BERNARD SCHEIFF

Born in Alsace-Lorraine in 1939 to Marie-Therese and Marcel. Bernard toured the world with his parents whom were engaged in the French military. He eventually set his life in California and married Rosemarie. Joined with her for 48 years Bernard created a legacy. Raising three children: Tony, Chris and Stephen. He created and ran his own business for 30 plus years, tended his garden, was a man of faith and passionate about his cooking.

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VIRGIL R. GUALTIERI

OBIT VirgilGualtieri

1/20/1919 – 3/9/2015

Virgil Gualtieri, 96, of Los Altos Hills passed away peacefully on Monday morning, March 9th. He lost his valiant and courageous battle with old age.

Born in Two Harbors, Minnesota he graduated from Eveleth College and enrolled in the University of Minnesota Law School. There he met wife Helen, the love of his life. 

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THOMAS ("TOM") D. SEGE

Thomas ("Tom") D. Sege passed away peacefully at his home in Woodside, California, surrounded by his loving family and caretaker on March 3, 2015, at the age of 88, due to complications from Alzheimer's.

Born on May 17, 1926, in Novi Sad, former Yugoslavia (now Serbia), he lived the majority of his life in Los Altos Hills and Woodside, CA.

Tom, his parents Aladar and Shari and brother George fled Yugoslavia via Cuba to the U.S. during the Second World War when he was 12 years old, and he spent the remainder of his youth in New York City.

He graduated from Columbia University with a bachelor's and a master's degree in engineering, married Alice Sege and started work at Sperry Gyroscope on Long Island.

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VIRGINIA HOLT

OBIT VirginiaHolt

Nov. 27, 1924 – Dec. 29,2014

Virginia Holt passed away December 29, 2014 at her home in Los Altos, Calif. Virginia and Don were married for 61 years. Don passed away in 2006. Virginia grew up in San Jose and moved to Mountain View when she married Don. She liked to knit, needle point, and read. Above all she enjoyed spending time with family and especially her grandchildren. She was especially fond of Lilian, her care giver. Virginia was a member of St. Timothys Episcopal Church and was a member of the Covenant

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Anniversary


Mary Carol and Nelson Burdett

Mary Carol and Nelson Burdett, 70 years

Los Altos residents Mary Carol (MC) and Nelson Burdett recently celebrated their 70th anniversary.

They met at the University of Redlands in 1942 at a Christmas formal. MC was with another date but noticed what she called Nels’ “big, beautiful blue eyes” across the table. They talked over Christmas break and learned that they lived only a mile apart. They began dating and fell in love.

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Engagement


Chris Byington and Julia de Alcuaz

Julia de Alcuaz and Chris Byington

Julia de Alcuaz and Chris Byington are engaged to be married.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Vicki and Tony de Alcuaz of Los Altos.

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