Eitan Moshe Fenson passed away on June 30, 2019 at age 65 from thyroid cancer. Eitan was born in Israel and grew up in New York City. He received his bachelor’s degree from Amherst College, and his master’s and doctorate degrees from the University of Michigan, where he met his wife of 38 years, Barbara Weinstein. In 1987 they moved to Los Altos, where they raised three children while working in the tech sector.
In the early 2000s, Eitan stepped back from corporate life to focus on activism. As the leader of the Santa Clara County’s Democratic Volunteer Center, he organized some of the most prolific get-out-the-vote efforts in the country. He also served on the boards of Amigos de las Americas, Fools Mission, Los Altos Robotics, Move to Amend, Indivisible South Bay, and the Peninsula Democratic Coalition.
Eitan is survived by his wife, Barbara; his three children Zoe, Dana, and Derek Fenson; and his sister, Pnina Levermore.
A memorial service will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto, 505 E Charleston, on August 3 at 3pm.