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Troop 76 Scouts receive Eagle honors: Scouting News

Two Boy Scouts from Los Altos Troop 76 recently earned their Eagle Scout ranks.

• Alexander Fina of Los Altos earned his Eagle Scout designation, the highest achievement in Boy Scouts. The troop honored Fina in a ceremony at Shoup Park May 15.

Los Altos resident joins Child Advocates board: Noteworthy


 

Child Advocates of Silicon Valley recently appointed Debbie Crouse of Los Altos to serve on its board of directors.

Crouse’s appointment comes as Child Advocates celebrates 30 years of transforming foster children’s lives with a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). CASAs serve as a friend and mentor and represent the best interests of the child in dependency hearings.

Sempervirens appoints new executive director: Noteworthy

The Los Altos-based Sempervirens Fund, California’s oldest land trust, recently appointed Sara Barth its new executive director.

Barth leads the 116-year-old land trust in protecting and caring for the redwood forests of the Santa Cruz Mountains, a mission the organization continues since its initial protection of lands that became Big Basin Redwoods State Park.

THOMAS MICHAEL WEBSTER, SR.

OBIT ThomasWebster

Thomas Michael Webster, Sr. passed away gently and peacefully surrounded by loved ones on May 9th, 2016. Born in Evanston, Illinois, Tom received his degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University. He went on to study law at Georgetown University while working at the U.S. Patent office and the Dept. of Naval Research in Washington DC. In 1966, he joined the Chicago patent law firm of Wolf, Hubbard, Voit and Osann as a practicing patent attorney.

REGINA MARIE (DOOLEY) MARTIN

Regina Marie (Dooley) Martin, daughter of John Henry Dooley and Edna Donicia (Gianelli) Segur, step daughter of Clyde Henry Segur (one of the founding fathers of Los Altos), wife of Edward Joseph Martin, mother of Susan Elizabeth Martin and Edward Joseph Martin, Jr, (Kim) passed away Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Mountain View Healthcare Center.

CAROL JEAN OBERT HARLESS

OBIT CarolHarless

1934 – 2016

Carol Jean Obert Harless, 82, passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2016 in Murray, Utah. Carol was born on March 20, 1934 to Carl and Hazel Lewis Obert in Inglewood, California.

ERNEST TRAUGOTT

OBIT ErnestTraugott

Resident of Los Altos 
August 18, 1920 - May 11, 2016 

Ernie died peacefully at his home, just a few months short of his 96th birthday. 

Ernie had an amazing life, born in Germany he and his family fled the Nazi's soon after Kristallnacht in 1938, making their way to Manila in the Philippines then eventually to San Francisco. Having been an Architecture student in Germany he continued that pursuit a bit in Manila but ultimately started an interior design business with his brother in Palo Alto called American Interiors.

VIRGINIA ANNE PAVLINA

OBIT VirginiaPavlina

Virginia Anne Pavlina died peacefully in her sleep, March 24, 2016, 89 years young. She was interred at a private ceremony at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery – Foyer of the All Saints Chapel, Los Altos, CA, April 23.

Her friends affectionally called her Gini; but grandchildren (5) and great grandchildren (6) fondly knew her as Nini. But to her children, Steve and Julie, she will always be remembered as the Bocce Ball Queen, undefeated in play at the annual picnic of the Jugo-Slav Napredak Club, July, 2015.


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