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MARCELLINE CHARTZ SMITH

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January 29, 1926 - October 23, 2014

Marcelline C. Smith passed away peacefully surrounded by her loved ones at her home in Los Altos Hills at the age of 88 after a brief illness.

Born in San Francisco to John and Marguerite Chartz and raised in Carson City, NV, Marcie was forever devoted to her family and friends, and remained fiercely loyal to her Nevada roots. Marcie graduated from Lone Mountain College in San Francisco with a degree in mathematics.

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MARGARET AND ROBERT SCHREIBER

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Margaret (Peg) Schreiber passed away on August 24, 2014. Her husband, Robert, passed away just a few weeks later on September 27, 2014. They were married for 59 years. Margaret and Bob were born in the Bronx and Queens, respectively, and moved to Sunnyvale, California around the time they were married. They met when Margaret was a flight attendant (in those days called a stewardess) for United Airlines.

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JOE HICKS COUCH

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February 4, 1930 ~ October 22, 2014

Joe Hicks Couch, 84, a long-time resident of Los Altos passed away Wednesday morning in his home, peacefully, with his family. He was the adored husband of Josephine Buchanan Couch, his wife of 38 years and loving father and step-father of: Michael P. Couch ~ deceased 2005, J Mark Couch, Pate Couch - Piro, Katherine Bowen, William Bowen ~ deceased 1987, Stuart Bowen; and grandfather of Joseph Travis Couch, Christina Austin Couch, Carter Bigelow, William Hommert, Anca Hommert and Danielle Merpaw mother of Michael and Minerva. He is also survived by his cousin Nancy Stent of San Francisco and former wife of 20 years Elaine Couch of Novato. His family members reside in the Bay Area

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ROBERT B. GRADY

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1/12/43 – 10/18/14

Bob Grady passed away on October 18, 2014, at the age of 71. He died suddenly as a result of a ruptured aneurysm while visiting Yosemite Valley. Bob is survived by his wife of 45 years, Jan Grady, as well as two children, Sean and Erin, a step-daughter, Dianne, and three grandchildren, William, Claire, and Abigail.

Bob was born in Chicago in 1943, to Paul and Bernice Grady, and was raised in Maywood, Illinois. He and his older brother Paul Lee enjoyed athletics and were avid basketball and baseball players. Bob also loved listening to classical music and playing the piano.

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Local teen seeks sponsors in pursuit of pageant title


Courtesy of Lisa Carter
Angelique Mszanowski of Los Altos is preparing to compete in her first pageant.

Angelique Mszanowski of Los Altos is slated to compete in the 2014 Miss Jr. Teen San Jose/Oakland pageant competition Nov. 23.

Angelique, 13, submitted an application to compete in the pageant and participated in an interview session conducted by the pageant coordinator. Pageant organizers selected Angelique for this year’s competition following her interview.

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Scouting News


Courtesy of Troop 30
Brothers Matthew and Brian Gounod, from left, and Scott and Austin Johnson are Troop 30’s newest Eagle Scouts.

Brothers receive Eagle honors

Two sets of brothers in Los Altos Boy Scout Troop 30 earned their Eagle Scout ranks during a recent Court of Honor Ceremony held at Christ Episcopal Church.

For his Eagle project, Matthew Gounod, a sophomore at Foothill College, constructed a storage shed for the American Legion Hall in Los Altos.

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ROLAND EDWARD MEYEROTT PHD

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November 20, 1916 –September 4, 2014

Resident Los Altos Hills

Roland “Rollie” Meyerott was born on November 20, 1916 in Baldwin, Illinois, the 2nd of 7 children, to parents’ John and Teresa Meyerott. His family moved to the small farm town of Coleridge, Nebraska in 1917 where he later worked in the family’s chicken hatchery and the Meyerott Garage, the first Chevrolet dealership outside Lincoln where they sold and serviced cars.

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JAMES KEITH BEDFORD

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Born in San Bruno Dec 9, 1922 and died in Lincoln CA., Oct 5, 2014. Keith was a much loved teacher, artist, golfer & friend. He is survived by his wife of 39 years Lissi - and 3 children, one deceased, & one stepson. 14 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Keith was a WWII fighter pilot - a true member of the greatest generation.

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