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Michael Robbins and Rachel Slotnick

Rachel Slotnick and Michael Robbins

Rachel Lena Slotnick and Michael Eric Robbins have announced their engagement to be married.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Larry and Carol Slotnick of Los Altos.

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ROBINA WEDDING

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Robina Wedding, 82, died at home March 20, 2015 from complications of Parkinson disease.

Robina, known by her friends as Robie, was born August 15, 1932, and grew up in San Francisco California. She met Stanley Wedding while on a trip to Yosemite. It was not long before the two were married, in 1953. They lived in San Francisco where Robie worked at Wells Fargo Bank putting Stan through Dental School. After graduating from Dental School they were sent to Kaneohe Hawaii, as Stan was a Naval officer attached to the Marine Corp. They lived there for 2 years before moving their young family to Los Altos in 1962.

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SUE SINGER

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Sue Singer, the matriarch of Chateau Drive, passed away at her home on March 21, five weeks after celebrating her 90th birthday. She had lived in Los Altos for nearly 50 years.

Sue will be remembered for her friendliness, kindness, compassion, and saucy sense of humor. She loved living in Los Altos, walking her dog and chatting with the neighbors, gardening, going to local theater and music performances, ballet and opera, seeing the American flag waving in the breeze, and visits from her devoted friends and neighbors, who will now deeply miss her.

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MARGUERITE LOWE KING

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Marguerite Lowe King, often called Peggy, a longtime resident of Los Altos, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 25, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. She was 94 years old, just 6 days shy of turning 95 on March 3.

She was born on March 3, 1920 in Detroit, Michigan. She lived in Florida during the Depression, where she swam in the ocean and developed a life- long love of the seashore.

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JOHN BATISTICH

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John Batistich of Los Altos Hills died peacefully on March 12 surrounded by his family. John is survived by his wife Claire Batistich (Vidovich) of 67 years and children Gary Batistich of Lodi and Gay Batistich Abuel-Saud of Menlo Park. He is also survived by his four grandchildren, Sarah, Sophia, Sonia and Zachary. He is preceded in death by his daughter Janice Batistich. John & Claire resided in Los Altos Hills for nearly 53 years.

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PAUL L. BJORK

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November 21, 1969 – March 8, 2015 

Paul L. Bjork of Los Altos California, suffered sudden cardiac arrest on Sunday morning March 8, 2015 while exercising. He will be greatly missed by the children he loved dearly: Stephanie, 12; Kevin, 11; and Rami, 8.

He also leaves behind loving parents Carla and Larry Bjork of Los Altos; sister and brother-in-law Kristie and Blair Ewen of Redding, California; and former spouse Rana Khaled of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Paul will also be missed by a large extended family including aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, and many beloved friends and colleagues. 

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LAVON MORTON

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LaVon Morton died at home in Palo Alto, California on March 12, at the age of eighty-four, surrounded by her family. She was born in Russell, Kansas to Ralph and Hazel Palmer.

After graduating from Kansas State University with a degree in education, she worked at a children’s radio station and as a teacher before marrying Dean Morton in 1953 and starting her own family. With their growing band of children, she and Dean moved frequently while he served in the Air Force, attended Harvard Business School and pursued a career in the electronics industry.

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BEVERLEY JEANE (DORSEY) MCCHESNEY

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1944-2014

Beverley McChesney passed away at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, CA on Sunday, Nov. 16. She had been fighting cancer for about 23 years until it went into her lungs.

She is survived by her husband David, of Cloverdale; her sisters Sharon Fisher, of Sonoma and Sue Fish of St. Helena, CA; her son Donald and family of Belmont, CA; and a large extended family and circle of friends. She will be missed by all.

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