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ROBERT B. GRADY

OBIT RobertGrady

1/12/43 – 10/18/14

Bob Grady passed away on October 18, 2014, at the age of 71. He died suddenly as a result of a ruptured aneurysm while visiting Yosemite Valley. Bob is survived by his wife of 45 years, Jan Grady, as well as two children, Sean and Erin, a step-daughter, Dianne, and three grandchildren, William, Claire, and Abigail.

Bob was born in Chicago in 1943, to Paul and Bernice Grady, and was raised in Maywood, Illinois. He and his older brother Paul Lee enjoyed athletics and were avid basketball and baseball players. Bob also loved listening to classical music and playing the piano.

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Local teen seeks sponsors in pursuit of pageant title


Courtesy of Lisa Carter
Angelique Mszanowski of Los Altos is preparing to compete in her first pageant.

Angelique Mszanowski of Los Altos is slated to compete in the 2014 Miss Jr. Teen San Jose/Oakland pageant competition Nov. 23.

Angelique, 13, submitted an application to compete in the pageant and participated in an interview session conducted by the pageant coordinator. Pageant organizers selected Angelique for this year’s competition following her interview.

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Scouting News


Courtesy of Troop 30
Brothers Matthew and Brian Gounod, from left, and Scott and Austin Johnson are Troop 30’s newest Eagle Scouts.

Brothers receive Eagle honors

Two sets of brothers in Los Altos Boy Scout Troop 30 earned their Eagle Scout ranks during a recent Court of Honor Ceremony held at Christ Episcopal Church.

For his Eagle project, Matthew Gounod, a sophomore at Foothill College, constructed a storage shed for the American Legion Hall in Los Altos.

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ROLAND EDWARD MEYEROTT PHD

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November 20, 1916 –September 4, 2014

Resident Los Altos Hills

Roland “Rollie” Meyerott was born on November 20, 1916 in Baldwin, Illinois, the 2nd of 7 children, to parents’ John and Teresa Meyerott. His family moved to the small farm town of Coleridge, Nebraska in 1917 where he later worked in the family’s chicken hatchery and the Meyerott Garage, the first Chevrolet dealership outside Lincoln where they sold and serviced cars.

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JAMES KEITH BEDFORD

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Born in San Bruno Dec 9, 1922 and died in Lincoln CA., Oct 5, 2014. Keith was a much loved teacher, artist, golfer & friend. He is survived by his wife of 39 years Lissi - and 3 children, one deceased, & one stepson. 14 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Keith was a WWII fighter pilot - a true member of the greatest generation.

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ROBERT “BOB” PALMER KAHN

OBIT BobKahn

Robert [Bob] Palmer Kahn age 69, died peacefully at home on Friday, October 17, 2014. He died from complications after a long battle with Mantle Cell Lymphoma.

Born January 31, 1945, in Norfolk, Virginia, Bob spent his adult life in various parts of the San Francisco Bay area.  He practiced law until his retirement in 2002 and then turned his full-time attention to his passion, photography, and to spending quality time with his family and many friends.

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DAVID S. NIVISON

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David S. Nivison, 91 years old, and a resident of Los Altos, California since 1952, died Oct. 16, 2014 at home.  His neighbors had recently honored him as the “Mayor of Russell Ave., in recognition of 62 years of distinguished living” on that street.

He was born January 17, 1923 in Farmingdale, Maine.  In 1944 he married Cornelia (Green), who died in 2008.  He was the loving father of Louise McCoy (husband Lee) of Pettigrew, AR; Helen T. Nivison, of Ithaca, NY; David G. Nivison of Soquel, CA; and James N. Nivison (wife Lolly) of Los Altos, CA.  There are six granddaughters:  Joanna, Marina, Audrey, Camilla, Chelsea, and Maya.  He had one great grandson, Noah.

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ROGER WELLINGTON SANDS

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Roger Wellington Sands, 85, died on October 7th, 2014 in Santa Barbara, CA. He will be remembered as a kind, fun and generous man that deeply loved his wife and family. 

Roger was born in Boston Massachusetts the son of Donald Phipps Sands and Lucile Nash Sands ion June 5th, 1929. He graduated from Bordentown Military Institute (’47) and Babson College (‘51) with a degree in Business. Roger and Marcia married in the summer of ’49. Soon after graduating from Babson, he responded to the call ‘Go West Young Man’. His first career stop was Cleveland, Ohio and the birthplace of his son Donald Phipps Sands the III.

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