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DON L. WEILER

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Don L. Weiler, a resident of Los Altos for 62 years, passed away on Dec. 16, 2014. He was born on Oct. 14, 1920 in Fort Worth, Texas. 

He married Frances Anne Douglas in 1945 and they enjoyed a wonderful marriage until her passing in 2002. They raised 3 daughters: Leslie (Greg) White, Claudia (Laine) Meyer and Janet Lee. Their family continued to grow with grandchildren, Tera, Brodie, Lia, Kim, Andrew, Kristen and Brian and 3 great grandchildren, Claire, Avery and Jackson. 

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DOUGLAS ALLEN DOUGLASS

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April 10, 1930 – January 10, 2015

Douglas Allen Douglass, died peacefully January 10, 2015 after a long affliction with Alzheimer’s disease.

Born April 10, 1930. Doug was raised in Tonopah, Nevada. Doug graduated from Tonopah High School as Salutatorian and accepted the Harold’s Club academic scholarship for the University of Nevada. He played as starting guard on the Dream Team basketball team of 1951-52, graduated in 1953 with a bachelor’s degree and completed his master’s degree in 1956. After ROTC, he entered the Army as a lieutenant and remained on reserve status through the early years of his career.

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JANICE ANITA PAGIN

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Janice Anita Pagin passed away February 1 at her home in Los Altos after a long battle with cancer. Janice was born on February 12, 1939 to Alice and Stephen Dragon. She grew up in the small town of Bristol, VT where she went to Bristol High School. Janice decided to pursue a career in nursing and attended the Mary Fletcher School of Nursing.  She graduated in 1960 and drove across the country to California to get a job at Stanford hospital. Janice never worked at Stanford and ended up getting a job at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation where she worked in the Allergy dept. until she retired in 2006.

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DOROTHY ELLEN BERRY

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Dorothy Ellen Berry went peacefully to God on Thursday, January 22nd at home after a brief illness. She was surrounded by her family. Dorothy was born to the late Phebe Ann Cummings Rohan and Peter Campion Rohan in Poughkeepsie, New York, on October 28, 1928, the feast day of St. Jude.

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CAROLE “KITTY” DEAN MACKAY

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July 10, 1942 - January 15, 2015

Kitty passed away peacefully on January 15, 2015 at 6:03 pm with her husband at her bedside. She was born in Albuquerque, NM on July 10, 1942, the second daughter of Delos and Precious Warner.

Kitty is survived by her husband of 45 years Bruce, her son Jason (Santa Rosa), her son Sean and grandson Jalil (San Leandro), brothers Eric (El Cerrito), Alatra (Las Vegas) and nephews Marque (Berkeley) and Evan (Palo Alto), Eric Jr. (Vallejo) and numerous relatives from Richmond, CA to Richland, MS.

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IRENE CLEMENT DANIELSON

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1922-2015

Irene Clement Danielson, RN, passed away peacefully shortly after her 93rd birthday.

Born on January 15, 1922, Irene was the youngest of seven children in a large and loving Augusta, Kansas family. She thrived on the attention, lessons and influences of her five older sisters (especially Mabel), who modeled a longed for career in the medical field. Following a move to California in 1940, Irene became a Registered Nurse in 1945. Two years later, she joined the US Navy at the School for Aviation Medicine, in San Antonio, Texas, studying under Dr. Werner Von Braun. In 1949 she met and married her beloved “Danny,” Dr. Robert Danielson, while working as a Navy flight nurse. Blessed with two sons, Robert Jr. in 1950 and John in 1953, during her 62 years of marriage, Irene worked hard at the office and at home. While raising two active boys, she helped to build a busy general practice in Coronado. After moving to the Bay Area in 1957, the family lived in Westlake, and then Mountain View, before settling in Los Altos for 26 years. She always found time for friends and traveled with Danny to Europe, the British Isles, China, Russia, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. The couple moved to the Terraces of Los Gatos in 1999.

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Courtesy of Gretchen Stroud
Scott Cmiel, center, teaches guitar to Chase Onodera, from left, Nicholas Padmanabhan, Ashwin Krishna and Alexander Stroud.

Local guitarists perform on NPR’s ‘From the Top’

Four young guitarists – Ashwin Krishna, a junior at Los Altos High School; Alexander Stroud, a senior at Mountain View High; Nicholas Padmanabhan, an eighth-grader at Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle School in Palo Alto; and Chase Onodera of Sacramento – are scheduled to perform on the NPR radio show “From the Top” 8 p.m. Saturday.

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JOSEPH RICHARD “RICH” HALLIDAY, JR.

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Rich Halliday, 65, of Grants Pass died Monday, January 26, 2015 at his home. He was born October 14, 1949 in Pittsburgh, PA to Joseph R Halliday, Sr. and Elenora (Coppler) Halliday. He grew up in Los Altos, CA.

Rich proudly served 4 years in the Marine Corps as a sergeant, and was stationed in North Carolina and Japan. He later became a Design Engineer in corporate construction for Hewlett-Packard, and supervised projects in many foreign countries. After retiring from HP, he worked for Josephine County as a Property/Facilities Manager.

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