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JAMES (JIM) LUTHER GROSH

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Resident of Los Altos
Aug. 5, 1924 – Oct. 14, 2015

Jim Grosh passed away unexpectedly on October 14, 2015 at the age of 91. He was a loving husband, father, & grandfather.

Jim was born and raised in Cumberland, Maryland. After serving three years in Italy during WWII, graduating from the University of Maryland, and marrying his college sweetheart, he began his career as an engineer at Hercules Powder Company. In 1959 he, with his wife & two girls, drove cross country to Los Altos to continue a career as an engineer for United Technology Corporation where he developed filament wound motor casings and pipe, that eventually became known as “Techite”. Eventually he started his own business, Grosh Engineering & Development, and continued to develop work in the underground enclosure and pipe business.

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RICHARD PAUL ALEXANDER

November 12, 1925 – October 8, 2015

He is survived by his wife, his five children, his eight grandchildren and one great grandchild. He was a humble and unselfish man who loved God, Country, and Family above all else.

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ANNE PAULINE SCHRAM (NEE KNOERLE)

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Anne Pauline Schram (nee Knoerle) age 82 years, 4 days, died October 22. Anne grew up in Cleveland, OH, from the time she was a young girl until moving to Los Altos in 1959. She met her husband, Joe at a 16th birthday party, married two years later and became the loving mother of five children: Joseph F. Jr. (Jay), Mary Jeanne Miller (Eric), Thomas J., Elizabeth Anne (Libby), and Susan Marie Gendel. She was grandmother to nine: Drew, Jake, Greg, Amy, Lea, Ross, Kevin, Rose and Lillie; great grandmother to: Damian, Donovan, Lorelai. She was preceded in death by her parents Harold M. Sr. and Bernadine Knoerle, brother Harold M. Jr., sister Sr. Jeanne Knoerle, SP., Jake, Greg and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Anne was a 30 year employee of Stanford University Biology Dept. She was a real “Humm Baby” fan.

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Dr. Roger Eng, longtime dentist and former Los Altos mayor


Dr. Eng

Dr. Roger Eng Sr., two-term member of the Los Altos City Council and the city’s first Chinese-American mayor, died Oct. 14 after a battle with cancer. Dr. Eng was 78.

Born in Seattle to immigrant parents, Dr. Eng was the youngest of 11 children. Throughout his childhood, he worked after school to assist the family and to pay his way through school. With additional scholarship support, Dr. Eng earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Washington, where he received a commission as a Distinguished Military ROTC Graduate in the U.S. Army Reserves.

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LILLIAN (SUE) WARD

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Lillian (Sue) Ward, 95, passed away October 11, 2015 at her residence at Amber Grove Place in Chico surrounded by her loving family. Sue was born in Hastings Colorado when her father worked as an electrician in the local mine. She spent her formative years in Gunnison, Colorado where she attended high school and Western State College of Colorado where she majored in Art and Education. Due to her mother's health the family moved to San Francisco in 1940. There, Sue met her sweetheart and future husband Pete who was studying mechanical engineering at U.C. Berkeley prior to WWII. After his graduation they were married in Washington D.C. in September 1942 where he was initially assigned as a lieutenant in the navy.

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FRANK T. MUSSO

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Frank Musso passed away peacefully on October 17, 2015 at the age of 82. He was born in San Jose, California and raised in the Valley of Hearts Delight (now known as Silicon Valley). His parents had fruit orchards in Santa Clara where he learned how to pick, cut, dry and prune at an early age. Frank graduated from Bellarmine College Preparatory and San Jose State University. After college he went to work at the corporate offices of Del Monte Foods in San Francisco, somewhat following in his parents footsteps who also had worked at the Del Monte cannery in San Jose.

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SUE KEFAUVER

OBIT SueKefauver

August 27, 1956 – October 11, 2015

Sue passed away at her El Granada home early Sunday morning, October 11, ending a courageous 21-month battle against glioblastoma. The daughter of William and Phyllis Kefauver, Sue is survived by her loving husband, Larry Wainblat, her mother, her older brother Bill, younger brother Jim and older sister Nancy.

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ARLENE C. COLE

OBIT ArleneCole

Nov. 15, 1938 - Sept. 23, 2015
Los Altos

Arlene Cole came to rest following a severe stroke. She is survived by her brother Gerald S. Andersen, a son Matthew A. Cole, a daughter Marina C. Cole, and her husband of 52 years Henry A. Cole, Jr.. When she was 15 years old, she lived in Rome with her mother and father Mabel and Paul Andersen and attended Marymount International School Rome for 1 year. She fell in love with Italy and often talked about Tivoli Gardens Fountain, feeding pigeons in San Marco Square, Gondola rides,...all of which they visited with her brother Jerry. The sea voyage trip home on the Independence capped the wonderful time in Italy.

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