Engagement: Whitney Heil and John Abramo

Whitney Heil

Whitney Heil and John Abramo have announced their engagement to be married June 25 in Santa Ynez. A reception for the couple is scheduled at Sunstone Winery.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of John and Nancy Heil of Santa Barbara. She graduated from Flint- ridge Preparatory School in La Cañada and earned a bachelor’s degree in communication and a master’s in education from USC.



OBIT BruceMeyer

Bruce Charles Meyer, 81, died Wednesday, August 5th at his home in Carmel, California. He leaves his wife Valda Cotsworth and her daughter Katie Roos; his sons, Bruce and Joseph Meyer from his first marriage and his brother Gordon Meyer; four grandchildren, and many close friends. 



Murray Harold Kuperman of Los Altos lost his battle with cancer on Aug. 20, 2015. He leaves his wife of 54 years, Mary Truitt Kuperman and his son, Scott. Murray was born in Brooklyn on Oct. 29, 1937, the only son of Joseph Kuperman and Nettie Gewurtz Kuperman. He moved to Ontario, California where he completed high school and then went on to UCLA and California Berkeley graduating with a degree in metallurgical engineering.

Upon graduation he entered the Navy as an Ensign thanks to NROTC. His assignment was an engineering officer on the USS Embattle, a minesweeper. Murray and Mary, who had met at Berkeley, were married in April 1961.



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John Hamilton Rudolph, former President/CEO of Rudolph & Sletten, Inc. in Redwood City, California passed away August 7th, 2015, in his Morgan Hill home he shared with his wife, Catherine Cruz Rudolph. John, 64, had battled cancer for over two years before he entered hospice care.



OBIT RuthGudauskas

Ruth Madden Gudauskas, age 103, was born on September 8, 1911, in Georgetown, IL, and peacefully passed away surrounded by her family on August 8, 2015, in Bethany House in Auburn, AL. She was preceded in death by her husband Tom Gudauskas, and brothers, Glenn and Ray Madden. She is survived by her son Robert (Dot) Gudauskas of Auburn, AL, daughter Dolores (David) Boyd of Los Altos, CA; grandchildren Debbie Milanes of Opelika, AL, Tom (Carol) Gudauskas of Auburn, AL, and Lisa (Lowell) Kissinger of Douglasville, GA; and great- grandchildren, Matt, Greg, and Jilli Milanes, Benjamin and David Kissinger, and Lydia, Hannah, and Sarah Gudauskas.



OBIT RichardJohansen

Richard Johansen, our dearly beloved father, passed away peacefully on July 21, 2015 in Los Altos. He was 88 years old.  He died as he most liked to live, surrounded by the love of his family.

Richard is survived by and will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 69 years Madeline Nunes Johansen, his daughter Kaaren Johansen of Morgan Hill and his son Bryan Johansen of Los Altos.



OBIT ThomasHinkelman

Thomas David Hinkelman, a pioneer in the computer and semiconductor industries, died peacefully in Los Gatos, July 24, 2015 with family at his side. Born August 8, 1925, Tom was the son of John Ward Hinkelman, an office manager for the Pennsylvania Railroad, and Clara Hinkelman, nee Koehler. He had two brothers, John Ward Jr. (Jack) and William Joseph (Bill).  In high school, Tom participated as a halfback in football and as a sprinter in track. He was captain of the track team. He was a fast and fierce competitor which gained him invitations to both the Penn Relays and the 1948 Olympic Trials. In the Penn Relays he and his brother Bill were on the winning 4x440 relay team. Although he didn’t fare as well in the Olympic Trials, he kept his relay baton, which he later gave to his granddaughter, Laura, telling her that even if things didn’t work out exactly as she wanted, she must always do her best.



OBIT DavidKline

October 29, 1927-August 13, 2015
Resident of Los Altos Hills

David Stuart Kline (Dave) passed away at his home in Los Altos Hills after a long fight with prostate cancer. He was 87 years old. Born at St Mary’s Hospital in San Francisco to the late Lucy and Benjamin Kline, Dave grew up on Taraval Street. He later moved to a small farm in Atherton where he attended Sequoia Union High School. Dave graduated with awards for drama and debate in 1945. He went on to attend San Jose State for two years, then Stanford University where he got a BSME in 1949. At this time, Dave achieved Phi Beta Kappa honors. Dave continued at Stanford to receive his MBA in 1951 with the honor of Tau Beta Phi. During his graduate school experience, he met the love of his life, Janet Elena Giacomazzi, who was getting her master’s degree in education at Stanford. The couple began dating and married on June 14, 1953. Dave and Janet had three children.


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