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JEFF JOHNSON

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Jan 10, 1967 - Aug 10, 2014

Jeff was born and raised in Los Altos. He was a graduate of Los Altos High School. He then went to Foothill College where he had an opportunity to spend 3-months in Europe through a study abroad program. That experience sparked his interest in international business and he went on to get a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration (International Business) at San Jose State. He was affiliated with the SAE fraternity as was his father.

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Bernadette Bennett: Swim teacher, U.S. Masters competitor


Mrs. Bennett

Mountain View resident Bernadette Mary Bennett passed away July 28. She was 87.

Mrs. Bennett was born the fifth of eight children in Cleveland to Adam and Mildred Masarik, both Slovak-born. She moved to Los Angeles at age 18.

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Rangan

Los Altos Hills resident Apoorva Rangan won first place in the High School Flute Soloist competition during the National Flute Association’s annual convention, held Aug. 7-10 in Chicago.

Rangan performs with the San Francisco Symphony’s Youth Orchestra program and has held principal flute positions with the California Youth Symphony and the San Jose Youth Symphony.

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DALE D. BOWERSOCK, JR.

Dale Bowersock died May 13, 2014, at 76 years of age.  

He was a native of Kansas, a graduate of Kansas State University and a long-time CPA in the San Francisco Bay Area.

He is survived by his wife, Joan, and daughters, Kim (Samuel), Liz (Steve) and grandchildren, Elodie, Aurora, Cedric and Malcolm.

He was a golfer, a reader of westerns, a jazz buff, a lover of sunsets and thunderstorms.  

In the years before Dale needed care, the Los Altos Senior Center provided him and Joan a respite and outlet.  The Monday-Wednesday Bocce group gave friendly companionship and the gift of laughter.

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JAMES J. SCHRIVER

A longtime resident of Santa Clara, Calif., passed away peacefully at home while surrounded by family on August 4, 2014. He was 87.

Known as "Jim" by his closest friends, "Buddy" by his family, and "Grandpa" by his many grandchildren, James Schriver was born February 9, 1927 in Werner, N.D. He spent much of his childhood in Fargo, ND. Jim enlisted in the United States Navy in Jan 1945 at the age of 17, and quickly began work as a flight mechanic working alongside pilots and engineers to maintain the Navy's air fleet. Jim would spend the next 22 years in service of his country, traveling around the world. In his later years, Jim loved to boast that his service allowed him to visit all seven continents on the globe — even Antarctica.

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MAXINE S. GOAD

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Maxine Steineke Goad died Monday, July 28, 2014, at the age of 83 of multi-infarct dementia.  She was preceded in death in the year 2000 by her husband Walter B. Goad. She is survived by her children Marian Goad, Chris Goad, and Donna Goad (Paul Johnson) and grandsons (all of New Mexico), her sister Marian Taaffe of Los Altos Hills, her Taaffe nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephew.

She was born November 17, 1930, in Palo Alto, California, to Max and Florence Steineke.

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WESLEY PIERCE AYRES

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Wes passed away peacefully at his home on July 27,2014, just two months before his 90th birthday.

Born in Los Angeles, his family moved to Fresno when Wes was 14 years old. He joined the Navy in 1943, serving on a destroyer in the Pacific theater. 

He and the former Mickie O'Neal met after his return to Fresno, and were married on March 12, 1948. The young couple moved to the Bay Area where Wes earned his PhD in physics at Stanford University. In 1955 Wes and Mickie moved to Los Altos, where they raised their two sons, Tim and Dan.

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TIMOTHY WARREN WATSON (TIM)

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Born June 2, 1935, died peacefully on August 11, at home in Mountain View, surrounded by his family. He died of complications of Parkinson’s Disease after a courageous 15-year battle.

Tim was the beloved husband of 55 years to his college sweetheart, Ann. He was born in Boulder, Colorado to Robert J. and Gretchen Warren Watson, and was the eldest of 5 children.

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