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OBIT MaryAnnTallerico

July 10, 1934  – August 23, 2016
Resident of Los Altos

Mary Ann passed away peacefully at 82 in her home with her family after a brief illness. Mary Ann was born in San Francisco and spent her childhood enjoying the Bay Area. She attended Notre Dame Des Victoires High School. She married Sam Tallerico in May, 1955. They moved first to Sunnyvale and then to Los Altos as Sam worked for a number of well known high technology firms. Mary Ann worked as a medical technician before the birth of her daughter, Sandra Tallerico Levison.


OBIT JoanShine

1929 – 2016

Long time Los Altos resident, Joan I. Shine, died peacefully on September 23, 2016 at the age of 86 in Mountain View, California. Los Altos was her home for most of her life having raised her family there before moving to neighboring Mountain View. Joan was the youngest of Henry and Gertrude Baltz’s nine children and was born on November 27, 1929 in Beech Grove, Indiana. Just a few years later, her father’s job took the family to Indianapolis, Indiana where Joan lived throughout her youth, teenage years and until she got married in 1950.


OBIT KennethSchroeder

Ken Schroeder, exec who helped modernize the semiconductor industry, dies at 70

Kenneth L. Schroeder, longtime chief of KLA-Tencor and one of the most influential executives in the semiconductor industry, died October 26th at his home in Los Altos Hills, California. He was 70 years old. The cause of death was complications due to ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease).


Agnes Emmy Duller was born on May 25, 1933 in Rorschach, Switzerland to Ludwig and Emmy Fehr. Agnes went to her heavenly home on October 16, 2016. She grew up with two beloved younger sisters, Rita and Ursi. 

She met her husband of 62 years, Joe of Amtzell, Germany when he came to work for her family’s cabinet shop where she worked as the office administrator. In 1954, she joined Joe in Los Altos, CA where they were married and raised their four children: Peter, Joe, Mark, and Gabriele. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. 

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