OBIT RobertDavies

Robert William Davies, born 3/18/1922 in Richmond, Indiana passed away on 11/1/2016 at home in Los Altos.

Bob grew up in Richmond, IN and finished high school in Indianapolis, IN. Bob was a straight A student and enrolled in evening classes at IU, while working full time at RCA. In 1942 he met his wife, Marybelle, at RCA. In January of 1943 they married and Bob enlisted in the US Army Air. Marybelle followed him to Texas and Glendale, CA as he went through officer’s training. Bob was the lead navigator for a B-24, stationed in the Pacific, during WW II. When Bob was released from the US Army Air, he decided to attend Perdue University, earning a BS degree in Electrical Engineering.


OBIT KeithPeterson

Los Altos resident Keith Peterson passed away on October 12, 2016. He was 94 years old. Keith was born in 1921 to Oscar and Ruby Peterson in Duluth, Minnesota. As his father was Executive Secretary of the Boy’s YMCA in Duluth, Keith was involved in all the Y clubs, physical activities and teams. Long winters provided plenty of skiing and nearby lakes meant many family camping and fishing trips. 


OBIT MarilynGerber

Marilyn Joyce Gerber, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend, passed away on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at the age of 88. Marilyn was born in Portland, Oregon and lived there until her teen years when she moved with her family to Berkeley, California. She went on to attend University of California in Berkeley and, on December 27, 1948, she married Leland Kenneth Gerber. She remained in Los Altos, California, the remainder of her life.


OBIT JohnLivingston

John Roulston Livingston, 57, born on January 14, 1959, reposed with our Lord on November 12 at 1:19 pm after a long and arduous struggle with cancer. John received a B.S., Engineering, top class honors in engineering and applied sciences at the United States Military Academy at West Point, an M.S., Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences from The George Washington University, and his MBA at Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He served as a Platoon Leader in the U.S. Army for 6 years. He was a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. He had a distinguished career, including 10 years at Cisco Systems followed by 6 years as Managing Director at Alderpoint Ventures. John was a loving husband to Olga Livingston for 16 years, and devoted father to his two children Elisabeth Roulston Livingston and Andrei Abraham Livingston.


OBIT JoanShine

1929 – 2016

Long time Los Altos resident, Joan I. Shine, died peacefully on September 23, 2016 at the age of 86 in Mountain View, California. Los Altos was her home for most of her life having raised her family there before moving to neighboring Mountain View. Joan was the youngest of Henry and Gertrude Baltz’s nine children and was born on November 27, 1929 in Beech Grove, Indiana. Just a few years later, her father’s job took the family to Indianapolis, Indiana where Joan lived throughout her youth, teenage years and until she got married in 1950.

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