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Anniversary


Sue and Bob Larson

Bob and Sue Larson, 50 years

Bob and Sue Larson of Los Altos Hills celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 20.

They met at Stanford University, where Sue was an undergraduate and Bob was a graduate student in electrical engineering. They married in Tacoma, Wash., moved to California and have lived locally ever since.

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RICHARD PATRICK BRENNAN

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Resident of Palo Alto

Richard Patrick Brennan, journalist, editor, author, adventurer, died at his Palo Alto home on July 4, 2014 at age 92. He led a full life, professionally and personally. He was born and raised in San Francisco, joined the Army during World War II after which he majored in English at San Francisco State on the GI Bill and then became a journalist for the Ukiah newspaper.

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RAMONA SUE CHOWN

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Ramona Sue Chown passed away peacefully at home in Los Altos Hills with family by her side on May 28th, 2014 at the age of 85. She was born in Tennessee in 1929. She then moved to Los Angeles in her early teens with her family where she met and later married her husband, John Chown, in 1949. They moved to Palo Alto in 1954 and then to Los Altos Hills in 1965. Ramona was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years. She is survived by her two children & their spouses, Nancy (Jerry) and Tim (Valerie) and her four grandchildren, Melissa, Andy, Eric and Chris.

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Noteworthies

Abilities United hires new executive director

The Abilities United Board of Directors selected Charlie Weidanz to serve as the nonprofit organization’s executive director, effective June 30.

Weidanz, longtime head of two Bay Area YMCAs, brings more than 30 years of nonprofit leadership experience to the position. He replaces longtime Executive Director Lynda Steele, who recently retired.

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Weddings


Kellie Kado and Jeffrey Riccoboni

Kellie Kado and Jeffrey Riccoboni

Kellie Kado and Jeffrey Riccoboni were married Aug. 24 in San Francisco.

The bride is the daughter of Tim and Kip Kado of Los Altos. She graduated from Mountain View High School and earned a bachelor’s degree from USC and a master’s in accounting from San Jose State University. She is employed as a Certified Public Accountant at Ernst & Young, LLP.

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Weddings


Rebecca Staple and Benjamin Turner

Rebecca Staple and Benjamin Turner

Rebecca Staple and Benjamin Turner were married June 21 in San Luis Obispo.

The bride is the daughter of Peter and Harise Staple of Los Altos. She graduated from Los Altos High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in biology and film studies from UC Santa Barbara and a doctorate in veterinary medicine from Western University. She is beginning a veterinary medicine internship.

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Weddings


Christine Mullen and Gregory Johnson

Christine Mullen and Gregory Johnson

Christine Mullen and Gregory Johnson were married June 14 at the Tour de Levi in Montreal.

The bride is the daughter of Valerie Mullen of Ottawa, Canada. She graduated from Canterbury High School in Ottawa and earned a bachelor’s degree in photography from Ryerson University in Toronto. She is employed as a photographer at Neiman Marcus in Dallas.

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Weddings


Daniel North and Jessica Jorrie

Jessica Jorrie and Daniel North

Jessica Jorrie and Daniel North were married May 24 in Sonoma. They held their reception at Ramekins Culinary School.

The bride is the daughter of Kathy Jorrie of La Mirada and Jim Jorrie of San Antonio, Texas. She graduated from La Mirada High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in business from UC Berkeley and a juris doctorate from UC Hastings College of the Law. She is an attorney with D.L.A. Piper in San Diego.

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