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ELAINE FRANCIS TOBIN

OBIT ElaineTobin

Elaine Francis Tobin, a former resident of Los Altos passed away on May 1, 2015 in Sonoma, Ca. She was one of three daughters born in Detroit, Michigan on July 18, 1932 to Daniel and Helen Sullivan.

Elaine is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Walter Tobin whom she married in 1954 in Detroit, Michigan. In 1973 they moved from the Chicago area to settle in Los Altos. A job transfer to Cincinnati, OH in 1983 took Elaine and Walt from the state they loved. They returned to California in 1990 to retire in Sonoma.

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Merry Lee Eilers, left, serves as host for Tabassum Adnan, a 2015 International Women of Courage awardee.

Resident accompanies Women of Courage

Los Altos Hills resident Merry Lee Eilers traveled to Washington, D.C., in March to serve as hostess to Pakistani women’s rights advocate Tabassum Adnan, selected as one of 10 International Women of Courage.

Founded in 2007 by former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, the International Women of Courage program honors women who exemplify “courage and leadership in advocating for human rights, women’s equality and social progress, often at great personal risk,” according to State Department officials.

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ANITA STEINACHER

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1923-2015

Anita Steinacher, a resident of Los Altos for over 60 years, passed away on April 23 surrounded by her loving family. She was predeceased by the love of her life Gerald Steinacher. She is survived by her brother Albert Horn and her children Linda Wolan (Steven), Yvonne Goldman (Les), and Bob Steinacher (Karen) and her grandchildren Jennifer Wolan (Nick Seuser), Ben Wolan (Nicole Ng), Jonathan Goldman (Rhiannon), Sam Goldman, Erik and Deena Steinacher and her beloved great granddaughters Ruby and Tallulah Seuser.

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DOROTHY RUTH MATHIS PUDER

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9/17/1918-4/15/2015

Dorothy Puder died on April 15th in Sunnyvale, California. She will be remembered for her gentle, loving, positive and caring ways and will be greatly missed by family and friends.

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WILLIAM PAUL MCGREW

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August 6, 1924 - April 18, 2015

Paul died peacefully at his home of 62 years in Los Altos. He was 90. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Paul attended Mt. Hermon prep school in Massachusetts and Allegheny College in Meadville, PA where he sang tenor in a barbershop quartet, the Frantic Four. College was interrupted when he joined the Navy, and spent 3 years serving his country primarily in the Philippines during WWII. Upon his return to College, he met his future lifelong mate, Sally Frum. They were married in 1949 and started a family in Canton, Ohio, where Paul rose to top salesman at Glidden Paint Co.  Introduced to the SF Bay Area during Navy deployment, Paul & Sally soon decided to make their home here in Los Altos where Paul worked for Lockheed as a contracts administrator. After retirement, he turned his hobby into a part-time business as a handyman for an additional 10 years, using the proceeds to travel the globe with Sally and friends.

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KATHRYN GREEN

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Kathryn Green, a passionate philanthropist dedicated to the arts, environment, and women’s issues, passed away at Stanford Hospital on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, following a tragic roadside accident. The beloved wife of Richard Partridge, Senior Staff Scientist at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Kathryn was a resident of Los Altos Hills since 2006, a free spirit who touched many lives. 

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JANE RALLES

Jane Ralles, 94, mother of 5, passed away last week. Her daughter Carol, sons Ted, Jim, Dave and Steve were fed the best food and pastries on the block. She told us “all work and no play makes you a dull boy!”

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ANDREW JOSEPH KRUEP

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Andrew Joseph Kruep of Los Altos Hills, CA died instantly from injuries sustained in a car accident near Lockwood California on April 18th, 2015. He was 24. He was a front seat passenger in a rollover accident in a rugged mountainous area of Monterey County, Ca.  

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