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DAVID A. LONDON, M.D.

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Devoted husband, father, and physician.  
March 14, 1950 - March 26, 2014.
28-year resident of Portola Valley, California. 

We mourn the loss of David, beloved husband, best friend and soul mate to his wife, Valerie, and adored Papa to their son, Benjamin. He was loved, respected, and admired by innumerable friends, family and colleagues. He was a gifted Radiologist and a natural educator.

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RUTH LOUISE REESE ERICKSON

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Ruth Louise Reese Erickson died on March 26th, 2014 at home with family. Her health had declined the past year due to Parkinson’s disease and heart problems.

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Scouting news


Courtesy of Serge Bonte
Troop 33’s new Eagle Scouts include, from left, Mayer Feldman, Travis Mayer, Ashwin Krishna, Michael Basset and Jeremy Bonte.

Troop 33 honors new Eagle Scouts

Los Altos Troop 33 recently awarded the Eagle rank to four sophomores at Los Altos High School and a senior at Fremont High.

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HANNELORE ENGELMAN

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Mrs. Hannelore Engelman founder and director of Montessori School of Los Altos passed away on March 10th, 2014. She is survived by her daughters Danielle Engelman of San Francisco and Nicole Engelman of New York City; and her brother Siegmar Haenig of Steinhude, Germany.

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JOANN SPUEHLER HILL

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JoAnn Spuehler Hill of Hollister passed away peacefully on March 14, 2014 at Pacific Hills Manor in Morgan Hill, CA. She was born on September 18, 1939 in Los Altos, CA to Adolph and Carol Spuehler. JoAnn became a cosmetologist in her early 20's and many of her customers became life-long friends. She had lived in Hollister for the last 25 years.

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Noteworthy


Steele

Abilities United leader earns Woman of the Year

Assemblyman Rich Gordon, who represents Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View, selected retiring Abilities United Executive Director Lynda Steele as 2014 Woman of the Year for the 24th Assembly District.

Steele received recognition March 10 in the Assembly Chambers in Sacramento for her service and advocacy for the disabled community.

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Dr. Peter Lucy: Psychiatrist, anti-drunk-driving activist


Dr. Lucy

Dr. Peter Lucy, a psychiatrist in private practice in Mountain View, died March 13 after a two-year battle with colon cancer. He was 64. His partner, Stacey Wolfe Adleson, and friend Allen Podell were by his side.

Dr. Lucy, a longtime Los Altos resident, was born March 11, 1950. He was raised on Homer Avenue in Palo Alto in a house built in 1910 by his great-uncle. The home will become the office of Linda Haskell House, named for his late wife, which will provide low-cost psychiatric care and help for battered women.

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Troop 37 welcomes new Eagle scouts


James Anderson, left, and Colin McGrath earn the Eagle rank.

Los Altos Boy Scout Troop 37 recently welcomed two new Eagle Scouts to the ranks.

• For his Eagle project, James Thomas Folger Anderson worked with the Little League to identify needs at Purissima Fields. He designed, procured supplies and shepherded 112 hours of labor for construction of dugout benches and distance marker.

Anderson, a junior at Los Altos High School, is the son of Thomas and Jo Beth Folger Anderson of Los Altos.

• For his Eagle project, Colin Peter McGrath designed and built a dedicated storage transportation system for the Mountain View High School Marching Band’s percussion instruments. He and fellow scouts devoted more than 200 service hours to the project.

McGrath, a graduate of Mountain View High School, is pursuing a computer science degree at UC Irvine. He is the son of Bob and Peggy McGrath of Los Altos.

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