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FLORENCE HORI

OBIT Florence-Hori

Florence Sadako Hori passed peacefully on November 26, 2014 at Mercy Hospital in Sacramento. She was born on Oct 2, 1920 and spent most of her early years in Colorado. She left for New York to attend school and there met her husband Tatsu Hori. She eventually came out to San Francisco and she and Tatsu finally settled in Los Altos.

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SALLY ANN MCNEES

Sally Ann McNees, a long-term resident of Los Altos Hills, died in peace the morning of Thursday, November 6, 2014 after surviving pancreatic cancer for over seven months.

Sally was born on April 23, 1953, in Lancaster, PA. She was adopted by Sterling and Mary Lee McNees at age 3 in Pennsylvania. In 1962 she moved with her adoptive parents and brother George to northern California, which was her primary residence for the remainder of her life.

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JOAN DENISE FREITAS

June 28, 1923 – November 22, 2014

Joan Denise Freitas, 91, of Los Altos, CA died November 22nd, 2014. Born June 28, 1923 in New York, Joan Freitas was the daughter of Michael and Anna Hickie, and loving wife of the late Albert Freitas. She is survived by her daughter, Joan M. Freitas (Brian Heikenen), son, Michael Freitas (Natalie), and niece, Joanne Schnuckel (Brian) and many nieces and nephews.

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GUY STODDARD

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Guy Stoddard, 77, passed away peacefully after a short illness on December 3rd, 2014. Born in St. Paul, Minnesota on November 3rd, 1937, he resided in Los Altos, California since 1990. He attended Humboldt High School, Hamline University and St. Olaf College in Minnesota.

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LEON W. “PETE” HARMAN

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Leon Weston “Pete” Harman moved on to a better world on November 19, 2014 at 95 years of age. He was born in 1919 in Granger, Utah, the son of David and Grace Harman. Grace died of the flu soon after his birth, at which time her widowed sister, Caroline “Aunt Carrie”, took baby Pete to her home. David and Caroline were eventually wed and added Caroline’s four surviving children to the mix of Pete, his five brothers, and three sisters.

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MR. RICHARD WILBER JAMES

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Mr. Richard Wilber James, age 89, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at home in Los Altos, California. Richard, a long time resident of the city of Los Altos, was born in San Francisco on January 27, 1925. As a young man, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II, helping to entertain the troops as a video projectionist. After the war, he returned home to study electronics at the College of San Mateo and went on to have a long, successful career at Teledyne MEC.

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Larry Madsen: Architect and community servant


Mr. Madsen

Longtime Los Altos resident Larry Madsen passed away peacefully Nov. 19 surrounded by his family, after fighting cancer for many years.

Mr. Madsen was born in Dallas, Texas, in 1930 and moved with his family to Long Beach when he was 7 years old. He and his sister, Barbara, spent much of their time on the beach and in the waves, and he had a lifetime love of water, whether sailing, boating or just sitting by a lake or the ocean.

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BRADLEY J. STEPHENS JR.

OBIT BradleyStephens

Bradley J. Stephens Jr. joined his wife Margaret on November 15, four short weeks after her passing on October 16. They were married 72 years.

Brad was born in Woodland, CA, but spent most of his life in the Bay Area and Los Altos.

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