OBIT SteveAnderson

Longtime Beloved Los Altos Resident and Optometrist March 8, 1941 - March 8, 2018

On Wednesday March 8th, 2018, on his 77th birthday, Steve Anderson passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends.


OBIT RobertBentley

Robert, ‘Bob’, Bentley, a resident of Los Altos for 41 years died on January 23, 2018. He was 91.


OBIT FlorenceAdelePalakoff

Florence Adele (Bloom) Pallakoff, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend passed away suddenly at home on the morning of February 28, 2018 one month short of her 85th birthday. Flo brought grace, beauty & wit to all of her long life's adventures & a fierce sense of right & wrong & independence.

Grace Johnston: Longtime Los Altos resident, Music for Minors founder

Mrs. Johnston

Grace Hovey Johnston was a Los Altos mom when she founded Music for Minors in 1976 to fill a need after state budget cuts eliminated funding for arts programs in local schools. The nonprofit organization has since evolved into a music education powerhouse, serving thousands of students throughout the Bay Area.

Mrs. Johnston, who moved to Los Gatos in 2011, died Jan. 20 after a short illness. She was just shy of her 88th birthday.


OBIT Deveda MerrilynLittauer

73, of Los Altos Hills, died unexpectedly on February 11, 2018, of cancer.

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