Last updateFri, 24 Jun 2016 5pm


OBIT SteveTenBroeck


Have you ever known one of those people whose smile lit up a room? Someone who cared deeply about the causes he served and whose generosity of spirit produced legions of fans? That was Steve TenBroeck. His rich and colorful life ended at home in Los Altos, surrounded by loved ones, on March 1, 2016. He was 69.


OBIT RobertPaine

A 58-year resident of Los Altos, CA, Robert (Bob) Paine passed away peacefully in January at a rehabilitation center in Palo Alto where he was recovering from hip replacement surgery. He was 93.

Bob was born in Los Angeles, CA, where he met his future wife, Adelaide Speyers, through her twin brother, Bill, a fellow member of the local ham radio club in Glendale, CA. After he and Adelaide married, Bob enlisted in the US Navy where he served as Chief Petty Officer working on US naval aircraft avionics during WWII.


OBIT JoannHarris

Joann Dodge Harris passed away peacefully on March 9. She will be remembered by her loving family and friends for her strength and poise, her beauty and adventurous spirit. Her devotion to her family and numerous interests was boundless.


Barbara Jean Clark, age 80, passed peacefully on March 3, 2016 at her home in Los Altos, California with family at her side.


OBIT LyndaSteele

April 5, 1948 - February 29, 2016

Lynda Joyce Steele; a long time resident of San Mateo County died unexpectedly on February 29 after a brief illness due to complications from a serious respiratory infection. She is survived by relatives and friends in the U.K. and the U.S. and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.


OBIT JuliaSeiff


Julia Seiff, Los Altos resident of 40 years and Bay Area resident of 60 years, loving wife, mother of two children, and grandmother of one child, passed away on March 7th due to complications from cigarette smoking and vascular dementia. 


Jory and Diane Moon

Jory and Diane Moon, 50 years

Jory and Diane Moon celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in January.

They were married Jan. 22, 1966, at Oak Cliff Presbyterian Church in Diane’s hometown of Dallas, Texas. The Moons moved to Los Altos in 1980, where they raised son Brian and daughter Jennifer.


OBIT JanineBreibart

7/10/1934 – 2/17/2016
Resident of Los Altos & Los Altos Hills

Janine had an innate gift to uplift everyone that she came in contact with. She would leave you feeling unapologetic for whatever path you were on. And out of thin air she would stun you with her uncanny sense of humor. If you were lucky to spend time with her, you would walk away with buoyancy in your step and a tickle in your heart. Janine received her BA and Teaching Certificate from Keene State College, New Hampshire. There she met the love of her life, the dashing (late) Tom Breitbart.

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