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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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Scouting News


Courtesy of Tim and Gina Cahill
Troop 30’s new Eagle Scouts include, from left, Scott Cahill, Nick Finan, Dylan Finan, Michael Hillman, Nicky McConnell, Garrett DeAngelis and Jack Prescott.

Troop 30 Scouts earn Eagle honors

Seven Boy Scouts from Los Altos Troop 30 recently earned their Eagle ranks, the highest achievement in Boy Scouts.

To earn the Eagle designation, the Scout must progress through the ranks, complete 22 merit badges, serve in a leadership position for six months and plan and organize a service project that benefits his school, church or community. Only 4 percent of Boy Scouts attain the Eagle rank.

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Noteworthy

Woman’s club hosts Mercury News writer

The Federated Woman’s Club of Los Altos has scheduled San Jose Mercury News columnist Steve Yvaska to speak at its April 7 meeting at Michaels at Shoreline, 2960 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.

A business meeting is slated at 11 a.m., followed by lunch at noon and Yvaska’s presentation at 1 p.m.

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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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