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GEORGE OSCAR JAECKEL

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George Oscar Jaeckel entered into rest on February 20, 2015, in San Jose at the age of 90. He is survived by his three children, daughter Carolyn Schulman, son Mark Jaeckel (wife Kathy) and son James Jaeckel (wife Sharon). He is also survived by his sister, June McQuilkin of Austin, Texas, ten grandchildren and six great grandchildren. He joins his wife Tina who passed on in 2012.

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Scouting News


Boy Scout Troop 88 new Eagle Scouts include, from left, Mark Trammell, Cyrus Cowley, Nathan Adams, Dylan Fluckiger and Sean Allen.

5 Scouts from Troop 88 earn Eagle rank

Los Altos Boy Scout Troop 88 recently recognized Nathan Adams, Sean Allen, Cyrus Cowley, Dylan Fluckiger and Mark Trammell for achieving the Eagle Scout rank, the highest distinction in Boy Scouts.

The troop honored the five Scouts at an Eagle Court of Honor ceremony March 29 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Los Altos.

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Photo of the Week


Under the travel theme, Paul George of Los Altos used a Honeywell Pentax SP 500 (predigital) to take this photo at a children’s playground in Paris. The Town Crier invites readers of all ages to submit photos for next week’s edition of “Photo of the Week.” Next week’s theme is Los Altos park scenes. Email entries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Include your name, the type of camera used, a description of the photo and your inspiration for taking it.

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CAPTAIN: CHARLES THOMAS MINOR

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Age 96

December 7, 1918  - March 28, 2015 

Chuck passed away peacefully in the home he built in Los Altos surrounded by his beautiful wife of 69 years, Bonnie, his two sons and their spouses, David Minor & Caryn Joe Pulliam; Steve & Jill Minor, Grandsons Blake Minor, Eric Minor, Granddaughter Cassandra Minor.

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RICHARD MARTIN CARLSON

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Richard Martin Carlson passed peacefully in his sleep at age 93, on March 19, 2015. He is now reunited with Mary “Dolores” Carlson, with whom he was graced with 63 years of marriage. After helping to save humanity flying 31 missions as a B-17 pilot including the DDAY invasion during WWII, he enjoyed a long career as a commercial airline pilot, retiring as a 747 captain with TWA. The family legacy has been passed to their seven sons and 6 daughters in law: Tierry, Gery and Pat, Donn and Kathryn, Tomm and Tammy, Rock and Julie, Ron and Sue, Jon and Elizabeth, 20 grandchildren, and 19 and counting great grandchildren.

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DORIS FUCHS

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Doris Fuchs (née Lopez) passed away quietly in her sleep at her assisted-living residence on Wednesday, April 1st, 2015. She was born in Los Gatos on Sept. 19th, 1920. She lived in the Bay Area for her 94 years and was a 6th generation Californian; her family has lived here since 1783. Doris met her husband of 70 years, Joe Fuchs, at Mayfield, near Palo Alto. This kind and generous lady will be missed by her family (Joseph and Jane; Jenn, Jay and Jack) and a wide circle of friends. 

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MARIE KATHERINE MAGINA

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1915 - 2015

Resident of Mountain View

Marie Katherine Magina, 100, passed away on April 9, 2015. She was one of four children born in Chicago, Ilinois

to the late Katherine and Ralph DeWitt. Marie and her late husband, Victor J. Magina, moved to Mountain View in 1964. She is survived by her daughters, Maria Magina, Lisa Pazmany, her husband, Peter, grandchildren Peter, his wife Nicole, Joseph, Stephen and Victoria Pazmany and great granddaughter, Scarlett Grace Pazmany.

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NORMAN A. AUSTIN

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December 7, 1924 – April 10, 2015

Norman Alfred Austin died peacefully on April 10, 2015. He was 90 years old. Norm was born on December 7, 1924 in Woodland, California. He grew up in Placerville, California, where his father C. Lloyd Austin was an iris hybridizer and ran the Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens business with Norm’s mother, Gladys Easter Ingraham Austin.

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