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Rita Jamison, 92: Former TC contributor led busy life


Mrs. Jamison

Alba Rita Jamison, former Los Altos resident and frequent editorial contributor to the Town Crier, died July 5. She was 92.

Mrs. Jamison was born in Los Angeles in 1923, the only child of Italian immigrants Joseph and Mary DiGiantomasso. The family moved to Pasadena, where she graduated from Pasadena Community College. She then attended UCLA, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in English literature in 1944 and met her future husband, Steven. They married in 1945.

JAMES P. FORDERER

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James P. Forderer, born March 24, 1943, son of Vivian and Pierson, died in Los Altos on June 12, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. Jim, along with Marian Aiken, adopted 27 disabled boys and provided a home to several more.

GEORGE ROBERT SCHUMANN III

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George Robert Schumann III, 61, recently diagnosed with stage four lung cancer, died June 20, with his family by his side.

ROBERT WILLIAM SERVENTI

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December 20, 1946 – June 24, 2016

Bob passed away unexpectedly on June 24 due to complications of leukemia, at age 69.

He was devoutly religious and deeply loved his family. Bob was born in Concord, California, to a tightly-knit family with eight siblings. He graduated from Berkeley then joined the Peace Corps in Peru.

He later enrolled at the University of Michigan for his MBA, and met his wife Katy there. Bob and Katy were married 40 years and raised and were very proud of their four children, Christine, Peter, Lisa, and Matthew, and two grandchildren. 

IRIS KAREN (ABRAHAM) MORAN

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August 10, 1939--June 14, 2016

Iris Moran, a longtime resident of Mountain View and passionate community volunteer, died on Tuesday, June 14, 2016, as a result of a fall at the visitors’ center while visiting Hoover Dam in Nevada.  

Iris Karen Abraham Moran was born Aug. 10, 1939, in Dickinson, ND, to Stanley and Ruth (Malone) Abraham. She spent her early childhood on a ranch in the North Dakota Badlands near Medora, and in other western North Dakota towns. Her family settled in New Salem (ND) where she attended public schools, graduating in from high school in 1957. 

RICHARD MILTON LEWIS

Richard Milton Lewis of Ponte Vedra, Florida, passed away peacefully at home on 13 June 2016. He will be reunited with his wife of 49 years, Claudia Stoney Lewis. He is survived by his four children, twelve grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Richard was born in Topeka, Kansas and was a child of the depression in Missouri. He moved with his family to Atlanta in 1940 when his father was recalled to active duty in the Army during the run-up to WWII. Richard came of age during the war and always considered himself to be a military man. He graduated from the Georgia Military Academy and was later commissioned in the U.S. Army in the Field Artillery. He spent seven years on active duty and another 30 plus years in the reserves, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. He was a patriot and believed very much in the principles that our nation was founded upon. He had an unwavering respect for those that wear the "cloth of our nation" and instilled that same respect in his children and grandchildren.

JEREMY THOMAS LIM

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May 7, 1985 to June 20, 2016

Our courageous fighter, Jeremy Thomas Lim of Los Altos passed away peacefully at Stanford Hospital, CA, on June 20, 2016, surrounded by his family and friends. Jeremy was 31 years old and fought a long and courageous battle with chronic lung disease. He had years of scarring on his lungs from previous procedures and required a double lung transplant to survive. After nearly 3 months of being intubated, under the wonderful care of the ICU medical team, Jeremy received matching donor lungs. However, his lung transplant recovery process was extremely complicated due to prior lung surgeries and the long wait for matching donor lungs.

DR. BILL B. MAY

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September 2, 1935 – June 6, 2016
Los Altos Hills 

Bill Bruce May, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away peacefully at age 80 on June 6th, 2016, with his family at his side. He was born in Sturgis, South Dakota to parents John and Weltha May, and grew up on a ranch outside Sturgis, near Mount Rushmore. As a farm kid, he attended a one-room rural schoolhouse with one teacher and about 12 kids representing all grades below high school. At Sturgis High School, Bill met his wife to be Marka, and they began a journey together spanning over 60 years. Bill was a very driven man, with honesty and integrity his cornerstone values. 


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