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YVONNE HADDAD TWIDWELL

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Yvonne Haddad Twidwell of Los Altos, California passed away March 28, 2015 peacefully in her home.

Yvonne was born on June 30, 1929 in Brooklyn, New York to the late Charles and Mary Haddad. She was the oldest of five children. She had a lengthy career in both fashion and interior design in New York, San Francisco and Los Altos. She owned the YT Limited boutique in Cupertino and subsequently moved it to Los Altos. After closing YT Limited, Yvonne worked for many years as the in-home designer for Calico Corners and had a large following of loyal clients.

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HAROLD WOOD HUNTLEY, JR

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Harold Wood Huntley, Jr., a long-time resident of Los Altos known to many of his close friends as Hal, passed away peacefully in Cupertino, California on March 29, 2015 at the age of 95. Hal was born in New York City on May 27, 1919, was a 1941 graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a 1968 graduate of Harvard Business School, and was a notable pioneer in aeronautical engineering and space exploration serving as chief engineer for Northrup in the 1950s and later as engineer and program manager for Lockheed Missiles & Space Company throughout the 1960s and 1970s.

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Scouting News


Jack Tomkins

Troop 31 Scout earns Eagle rank

Los Altos Boy Scout Troop 31’s Jack Tomkins, a student at Los Altos High School and the Freestyle Academy of Communication Arts & Technology, recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest achievement in Boy Scouts.

He received his Eagle Scout rank in a ceremony at Los Altos Lutheran Church.

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Engagement


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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