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OTTO MECKES SLATER

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1924-2015

Otto Meckes Slater was born on October 20, 1924 to Howell and Annie Slater in Ogden, Utah. He passed away peacefully in his home in Los Altos Hills, CA on April 18, 2015. Otto had two older brothers, John and Walter, and two older sisters, Helen and Jane. He is survived by his sister Jane Marquis, and his children Claudia Vinton, Kristine Sturgill and Robert Slater. Otto and the late Luciel Wright Slater have twelve grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by one granddaughter, McKenzie Slater.

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MARK AHMED IBRAHIM

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Mark Ahmed Ibrahim passed away suddenly in his home in Madera, CA in the early hours of Tuesday April 14, 2015.  

He will be missed by his wife Cindy and his four remarkable children, Natasha(23), Jason(21), Katie(19) and Sabrina(15). 

He will certainly be missed by his sister Magda Ibrahim-Wong, his brother-in-law, Stan Wong, his sister Mona Mendoza, and by three nieces, Sarah & Megan Wong and Margarita H. Ibrahim.

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JANE BUTTERFIELD PRINGLE LYND

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October 30, 1924 - April 8, 2015

Jane Butterfield Pringle Lynd, daughter to Liebert and Elise Butterfield of San Francisco, passed away quietly at her home in Palo Alto surrounded by her family, following a short illness. Jane was a proud third generation San Franciscan with both parents and all four of her grandparents born in the City.

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GEORGE OSCAR JAECKEL

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George Oscar Jaeckel entered into rest on February 20, 2015, in San Jose at the age of 90. He is survived by his three children, daughter Carolyn Schulman, son Mark Jaeckel (wife Kathy) and son James Jaeckel (wife Sharon). He is also survived by his sister, June McQuilkin of Austin, Texas, ten grandchildren and six great grandchildren. He joins his wife Tina who passed on in 2012.

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Scouting News


Boy Scout Troop 88 new Eagle Scouts include, from left, Mark Trammell, Cyrus Cowley, Nathan Adams, Dylan Fluckiger and Sean Allen.

5 Scouts from Troop 88 earn Eagle rank

Los Altos Boy Scout Troop 88 recently recognized Nathan Adams, Sean Allen, Cyrus Cowley, Dylan Fluckiger and Mark Trammell for achieving the Eagle Scout rank, the highest distinction in Boy Scouts.

The troop honored the five Scouts at an Eagle Court of Honor ceremony March 29 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Los Altos.

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Photo of the Week


Under the travel theme, Paul George of Los Altos used a Honeywell Pentax SP 500 (predigital) to take this photo at a children’s playground in Paris. The Town Crier invites readers of all ages to submit photos for next week’s edition of “Photo of the Week.” Next week’s theme is Los Altos park scenes. Email entries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Include your name, the type of camera used, a description of the photo and your inspiration for taking it.

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CAPTAIN: CHARLES THOMAS MINOR

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Age 96

December 7, 1918  - March 28, 2015 

Chuck passed away peacefully in the home he built in Los Altos surrounded by his beautiful wife of 69 years, Bonnie, his two sons and their spouses, David Minor & Caryn Joe Pulliam; Steve & Jill Minor, Grandsons Blake Minor, Eric Minor, Granddaughter Cassandra Minor.

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RICHARD MARTIN CARLSON

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Richard Martin Carlson passed peacefully in his sleep at age 93, on March 19, 2015. He is now reunited with Mary “Dolores” Carlson, with whom he was graced with 63 years of marriage. After helping to save humanity flying 31 missions as a B-17 pilot including the DDAY invasion during WWII, he enjoyed a long career as a commercial airline pilot, retiring as a 747 captain with TWA. The family legacy has been passed to their seven sons and 6 daughters in law: Tierry, Gery and Pat, Donn and Kathryn, Tomm and Tammy, Rock and Julie, Ron and Sue, Jon and Elizabeth, 20 grandchildren, and 19 and counting great grandchildren.

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