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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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DORIS FUCHS

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Doris Fuchs (née Lopez) passed away quietly in her sleep at her assisted-living residence on Wednesday, April 1st, 2015. She was born in Los Gatos on Sept. 19th, 1920. She lived in the Bay Area for her 94 years and was a 6th generation Californian; her family has lived here since 1783. Doris met her husband of 70 years, Joe Fuchs, at Mayfield, near Palo Alto. This kind and generous lady will be missed by her family (Joseph and Jane; Jenn, Jay and Jack) and a wide circle of friends. 

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MARIE KATHERINE MAGINA

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1915 - 2015

Resident of Mountain View

Marie Katherine Magina, 100, passed away on April 9, 2015. She was one of four children born in Chicago, Ilinois

to the late Katherine and Ralph DeWitt. Marie and her late husband, Victor J. Magina, moved to Mountain View in 1964. She is survived by her daughters, Maria Magina, Lisa Pazmany, her husband, Peter, grandchildren Peter, his wife Nicole, Joseph, Stephen and Victoria Pazmany and great granddaughter, Scarlett Grace Pazmany.

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NORMAN A. AUSTIN

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December 7, 1924 – April 10, 2015

Norman Alfred Austin died peacefully on April 10, 2015. He was 90 years old. Norm was born on December 7, 1924 in Woodland, California. He grew up in Placerville, California, where his father C. Lloyd Austin was an iris hybridizer and ran the Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens business with Norm’s mother, Gladys Easter Ingraham Austin.

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GREG STAHLER

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Greg Stahler died unexpecdly in his home in Belmont on March 26, 2015. (He was born in Mountain View on June 23, 1972). He will really be missed by three beautiful young children, Haley 7, Hannah 5, and Tyler 3, and his wife Kathryn. He will also be greatly missed by his loving parents, Cathy Stahler of Cupertino and John Stahler of Mountain View, along with brother David Stahler of San Mateo, and sister Kim Zilliox of San Jose, and their combined four nieces and nephews.

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LOIS HOLMAN CRITCHFIELD

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On Tuesday March 24, 2015, long time Los Altos resident, Lois Holman Critchfield, devoted mother of four children and eight grandchildren, passed away peacefully as she was reading her bible. She was 80 years of age. Surviving are her children and their families; Victoria and Gordon Bizieff of Orinda, CA; Karen Herz of Los Altos, CA; Doug and Dianne Critchfield of Puyallup, WA; and Jay and Jane Critchfield of Mt. View, CA. One of the highlights of Lois’s life was her grandchildren. Surviving are Anthony Herz, Jayke Critchfield, Alec Bizieff, Marie Critchfield, Ben Critchfield and Kadi Critchfield. Also surviving is her former spouse, Fred Critchfield. She is preceded in death by her parents Albert and Geneva Holman, two brothers Grant Holman and Dean Holman, and two grandchildren David and Joshua Herz.

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JOHN LYNN GRIGSBY

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John Lynn Grigsby, a 50-year Los Altos resident, died peacefully at home March 12, 2015, with family. He was 90.

John was born April 28, 1924, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to James Arnett Grigsby and Lynette Kimmons Grigsby, the youngest of three sons. He grew up in Greeley, Colorado. After graduating from Greeley High School, he served three years in the Army Air Corps as a radar mechanic, stationed in the Philippine Islands and the Pacific. Having completed his military service, he earned his BS degree cum laude in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado (1949) and he began his engineering career with General Electric.

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ROBERT C. BRIGGS

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Robert (Bob) passed away unexpectedly on March 14, 2015 surrounded by his family. He leaves behind Anna, his wife of 38 years, and two children, James and Elizabeth (Kerby). He is also survived by his sister, Diana Butler (Jim), niece Debby (John), and nephew Peter (Lori) and their children. He was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Kathryn. Born in Michigan on May 28, 1941, Bob graduated from Kalamazoo College, where he earned a degree in Physics, and then earned a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan.

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