OBIT FrankMusso

Frank Musso passed away peacefully on October 17, 2015 at the age of 82. He was born in San Jose, California and raised in the Valley of Hearts Delight (now known as Silicon Valley). His parents had fruit orchards in Santa Clara where he learned how to pick, cut, dry and prune at an early age. Frank graduated from Bellarmine College Preparatory and San Jose State University. After college he went to work at the corporate offices of Del Monte Foods in San Francisco, somewhat following in his parents footsteps who also had worked at the Del Monte cannery in San Jose.



OBIT SueKefauver

August 27, 1956 – October 11, 2015

Sue passed away at her El Granada home early Sunday morning, October 11, ending a courageous 21-month battle against glioblastoma. The daughter of William and Phyllis Kefauver, Sue is survived by her loving husband, Larry Wainblat, her mother, her older brother Bill, younger brother Jim and older sister Nancy.



OBIT ArleneCole

Nov. 15, 1938 - Sept. 23, 2015
Los Altos

Arlene Cole came to rest following a severe stroke. She is survived by her brother Gerald S. Andersen, a son Matthew A. Cole, a daughter Marina C. Cole, and her husband of 52 years Henry A. Cole, Jr.. When she was 15 years old, she lived in Rome with her mother and father Mabel and Paul Andersen and attended Marymount International School Rome for 1 year. She fell in love with Italy and often talked about Tivoli Gardens Fountain, feeding pigeons in San Marco Square, Gondola rides,...all of which they visited with her brother Jerry. The sea voyage trip home on the Independence capped the wonderful time in Italy.



OBIT DavidChakerian 2

08/25/1954 - 09/07/2015

Los Altos resident for 26 years David Chakerian passed away Sept. 7th in Dallas, Texas. David went to Eastbrook, Covington followed by Awalt High School. After high school he attended Reedley Jr. College where he made the Deans list and obtained his aircraft mechanics certificate. He moved to Alaska in 1981 where he worked for Northern Air Cargo, MarkAir, and Reeve Aleutian Airlines. He loved motorcycles and rode a Harley while in Alaska. Dave traveled extensively while his father was a pilot for TWA. The Town Crier once published a picture of Dave attending the Paris Airshow in 1971. Friends called him by his nickname, “Chick”. Dave was very generous with his time in helping others. Friends said he had a sense of humor where he could make people laugh so hard they would cry. He returned to California in 1993 as a mechanic for VTA. Later he moved to McKinney, Texas and finally resided in Dallas. He was a most proficient mechanic and later in life became a welding technician. He was a history buff and liked to read both fiction and non fiction.



OBIT JoyceChristensen

Resident of Los Altos

Joyce G. Christenson passed away peacefully in her home on September 30, 2015. She was 77.

Joyce was born on March 28, 1938, to Clyde and Bertha Gochnour, of Burley, Idaho, and was the youngest of eight children. She graduated from Burley High School and subsequently attended the University of Utah, where she studied Elementary Education and music. Joyce was also a flutist in the Marching Ute Band and university orchestra. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in 1960. After graduation, Joyce moved to San Diego to teach in elementary school. She married Wayne C. Christenson in 1961 and soon thereafter began raising a family. The family eventually relocated first to the Los Angeles area before moving to Terra Bella, California, in 1972. Joyce served in the Terra Bella United Presbyterian Church as a Deacon and Elder and was active in literacy tutoring.



OBIT DonabelleWedding

Donabelle Wedding, a 58 year Atherton resident has passed away at the age of 91. Survivors are her three daughters – Linda Bonini of San Pedro, CA, Rosemary Wedding of Scottsdale, AZ, Cindy Keitel, of Camarillo, CA, Eric Keitel – a son-in-law, a grandson Chris Keitel, and a nephew Albert Newlin, of the Netherlands. Preceeding her in death were her sister Alice Newlin of Frazier Park, CA and her loving husband Damon of 60 years.



OBIT CatharineCarlson

Catharine “Cathy” Valline Carlson, a longtime Los Altos resident and Bay Area native, died on Thursday, October 8th after a long and courageous battle with heart failure. She was 73 ½.

Cathy is survived by Richard, her loving husband of 46 years, as well as two children, Steve Carlson and Amy (Gary) Carlson Speck, and two grandchildren, Margaret and Gabriel Speck.



OBIT PaulWeiss

Paul Weiss, a retired Chevrolet dealer from Palo Alto and LAH, died August 25 while vacationing in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He was 90.

The cause of death was heart failure.

Paul Edward Weiss was born October 6, 1924 in Chicago, Illinois, to Morton and Edna Weiss. A graduate of the University of Chicago Laboratories High School, he enlisted in the U.S Navy at age 18. He spent the war on a Landing Craft Infantry Flotilla Flagship (LC-FF) in the Pacific, earning five distinctions, including a Bronze Service Star, as Radar Man Second Class.


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