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ROBERT E. (BOB) BOESENBERG

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February 14, 1927 – May 15, 2015

Our dearly beloved father passed away peacefully at the age of 88 in Sonora CA with family by his side.    

A resident of Los Altos for over 60 years, he had recently moved to Sonora.

Bob was born to the late Earl and Viola Boesenberg on February 14, 1927 in Oak Park, Illinois. After high school he served in the Navy in WWII aboard the USS Cabot during battles in the Pacific Theater.

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EGBERT GRAEVE

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Bert passed away peacefully at home on May 16, 2015. Born in Germany in 1929, he studied electrical engineering after the war and came to work in Los Angeles in 1957. He enjoyed building a catamaran and playing volleyball on Manhattan Beach. After earning his master’s degree at Caltech and working at Bell Labs in New Jersey, he returned to California and settled in Los Altos. He had a long successful career as a test system design engineer, first with Fairchild Semiconductor, later Schlumberger, and received numerous patents for his work. After retirement, he enjoyed hiking, gardening and learning Spanish.

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MARIA A. CARTER

January 9, 1940 – May 21, 2015

Maria Carter, 75, a resident of Mountain View, passed away peacefully at El Camino Hospital on May 21, after a many year struggle with cancer. Maria was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on January 9, 1940. She was the daughter of Domenic Nucci who was born in Italy and Angelina Cini of Pennsylvania. Her only brother, Charles Nucci, and his wife Lynne currently live in Felton, Delaware. Maria worked many years in the office of Dr. Murray, the president of the University of Pennsylvania. She loved her work and has maintained friendships with many of her colleagues. After she married, Maria and her husband, Bobby Carter, moved to the Bay Area living in Burlingame, San Mateo, and Los Altos. They had no children. After they divorced, Maria moved to Mountain View and studied to become a licensed real estate appraiser, a job she enjoyed for many years.

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FRANK CHIEN YEH CHIEN

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Frank Chien Yeh Chien of Los Altos, CA on May 21, 2015. He relocated to Temple City, CA in 2012 to be closer to his two sons and their families. Frank was predeceased by his beloved wife, Janice Renshaw Chien in 2009.

Frank is survived by his two sons Eddie (Ashley), Fred (Peggy) and his six grandchildren Jamie (Leana), Brandon, Robert, Krizia, Amber, and Edward Jr. as well as two great grandchildren Jasmine and Laurel. Frank is also survived by his two brothers Henry & Moray and four sisters Doris Shih, Chien Rui-Di, Violet Chen & Chien Shu-Fang along with their families.

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DONALD A SLICHTER

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Donald Allen (“Duke”) Slichter passed away unexpectedly on April 8, 2015 while vacationing in Florence, Italy with his wife of 30 years, Victoria. Duke was given his nickname by his father with whom he shared a birthday. Born on February 18, 1932 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Duke was raised in White Fish Bay and attended Milwaukee University School. Upon graduation, Duke proceeded on to Princeton University where he played football for his beloved Tigers, becoming a Life Member of the Princeton Football Association. He also became a member of Cannon Club and the Nassau Club. After graduating Cum Laude in 1954, he joined the U.S. Navy as an ensign, serving as a supply officer. Duke achieved the rank of Lieutenant before leaving the Navy in 1958.

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DR. WALLACE IRA SAMPSON

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Dr. Wallace Ira Sampson, 85, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 25, at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. He leaves his wife of 59 years, Rita (nee Landry) Sampson, brother Sandy, sons Robert, Paul (Suzanne), Buck (Kathryn), Dan (Dolores), and David, and grandchildren Peter, Rachel, Julia, Annie, Lorenzo, Lila, Rebecca, Maya, and Rylan.

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Charlotte Boutz and Erik Connell

Charlotte Boutz and Erik Connell

Charlotte Boutz and Erik Connell were married Sept. 13. The ceremony and reception took place at Beacon Hill in Spokane, Wash.

The bride is the daughter of Richard and Maureen Boutz of Spokane. She graduated from St. George’s School and earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Wellesley College.

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Scouting News


Daniel Beatty, left, and Julan Prasad earned their Eagle ranks.

Los Altos Boy Scout Troop 37 members Daniel Beatty and Julan Prasad will celebrate earning their Eagle Scout ranks at a ceremony scheduled 3 p.m. June 7 at the American Legion, 347 First St., Los Altos.

For his Eagle project, Beatty, a senior at Los Altos High School, organized and coordinated the renovation of a scoring booth at the Los Altos Little League field, including installing a concrete floor and a wind break. Beatty has been active in Scouting since the age of 7 in Tiger Cubs. He is the son of Dave and Diane Beatty.

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