Last updateTue, 26 Jul 2016 5pm


OBIT HRichardHollow


Humphrey Richard Hollow (Richard) was born in the UK on November 27, 1930. He worked in the oil fields of Iraq after graduating from college as an engineer. That’s where he lost part of his right hand in a blasting accident.

After relocating to California, he worked at NASA Ames and Syre in Mt. View for about 20 years before retiring in 1996. He loved his work as an experimental engineer where he designed parts for the space shuttle training vehicles.


Cupertino, California - Barbara Baird Ferguson, 91, formerly of (Concord, MA; Palos Verdes, CA; Incline Village, NV), died on February 14, 2016 with family at her side. She was the beloved wife of her late husband of 60 years, David Norman Ferguson. Throughout her life, Barbara dedicated her abundant energy, compassion, support and love to her many friends, community, and her adoring family.


OBIT DonnaBlank1OBIT DonnaBlank2

November 15, 1930-May 2, 2016

Donna Blank was born on a farm in North Dakota and moved to Chicago to pursue a career in nursing where she met her husband Dr. Norman Blank. Donna was a devoted wife and mother, and cherished many good times with her extended family and close friends. She was treasured for her warm, engaging and caring personality. The family moved to Los Altos, from St Paul, MN in 1963, when Norm accepted a position at Stanford Medical School.

Troop 37 leader wins volunteer award: Scouting News


The Boys Scouts of America Pacific Skyline Council recently honored Troop 37’s Gordon Abraham with the Silver Beaver Award, the highest award a council can bestow on a volunteer Scout leader.

The award is given to a registered adult leader of exceptional character who has provided distinguished service and made an impact on youth and community over many years of service. It is given to those who do not actively seek it.


OBIT WilliamDupin

William Francis Dupin, 75, died of natural causes on April 13th while visiting the Holy Land. Better known as Bill, he is survived by his wife Penny, his two children Doug and Brian, and his six grandchildren, Ellie, Anna, Chloe, Max, Gus and Finn Dupin.


OBIT AndrewKruep in memorium

Los Altos Hills
May 12, 1990 - April 18, 2015


OBIT JamesWall

James C. Wall passed away unexpectedly of a sudden heart attack on April 11, 2016. He was born in Los Angeles to Charles and Myrtle Wall. Very soon after his birth, they moved to eastern San Diego. He graduated from Granite Hills High School, having been class President and scoring the school’s first touchdown for the football team. He received his English Degree from Stanford University and his Masters in English from SDSU. 


OBIT DougAnderson

March 22, 1930- April 4, 2016
Resident of Los Altos

Doug passed away peacefully on April 4, 2016, surrounded by family. He was 86 years old. 

Born in Vancouver, Canada, to Chesley and Florence Anderson, he was the first in his family to attend college, graduating from the University of British Columbia with a degree in social work. He enjoyed his college experience during which he created lifelong friends.

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