Robert Emanuel Berry Sr.

OBIT Robert Berry onlineBorn on the 4th of July in Atlantic City, N.J., Robert Emanuel Berry Sr. went peacefully to God on July 23, 2018 at the age of 90. He lived an adventuresome life full of wonder and curiosity for the world, and while known for his remarkable career, Bob always kept his faith and family as his compass. Predeceased by his loving wife of 61 years, Dorothy, and his siblings; Marguerite Prost (Marcel), Charles (Martha), Joseph (Carol) and William Berry. Bob leaves behind his devoted son, Robert E. Berry Jr., his daughter-in-law, Sandra Pollano Berry, his four grandchildren; Renee (Matthew Boitano), Robert Leo (Megan), Andrea, Valentina, and his three great grandchildren; Jude and Reese Boitano, and Pippa Berry. He received his Bachelors of Science from Manhattan College and his Masters in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Bob served as Lieutenant in the United States Navy before his work as a pioneer in the aerospace industry.

Jerry Allred

OBIT Jerry Allred onlineDecember 29, 1922 – June 21, 2018 A longtime resident of Los Altos, Jerry was born in Denver, Colorado. He grew up and went to school in San Francisco. Alongside his mother, he worked as a welder in the San Francisco shipyards during WWII. He served in the US Army in Korea. And, upon returning home, he resumed his lifelong passion of playing golf whenever and wherever he could. Jerry became a PGA member and the Assistant Golf Pro at Harding Park Golf Course at Lake Merced in the early 1950s. He finished his career working over 30 years as a general contractor/carpenter. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mack and Emma, his wife, Alberta, and his sisters, Jean Homan and Betty Rogers. His is survived by his nieces and nephews and numerous neighbors and friends. He was one-of-a-kind and is truly missed. For additional information, please see the full obituary at

Wayne Seppeler

OBIT Wayne Seppeler onlineWayne Clarence Seppeler, an only child of Alice Archer and Clarence Seppeler, and husband of Mary Bendlin for 62 years, entered eternal life with the Lord on July 16, 2018, surrounded by family. Wayne was born on June 26, 1930, in Toledo, Ohio, and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Toledo, Ohio, where he met Mary Bendlin in the Lutheran Student Association. Wayne began going to church in the sixth grade when a friend invited him, and he continued thereafter. He subsequently obtained a Master's in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, and an MBA from Santa Clara University. Wayne worked for Philco Ford, Lockeed, and Anderson Jacobson, as an engineering manager and VP for many years. Wayne and Mary had four sons Wayne was so proud of: Eric, Matthew, Chris, and David, and one granddaughter, Sienna.

Norman A. Proffitt, Jr.

OBIT Norman A Proffitt Jr onlineNorman A. Proffitt, Jr. (81) of Los Altos, CA passed away peacefully on July 10, 2018. Norm was born and raised in Oakland, California. As a Boy Scout, he earned the rank of Eagle Scout, like his father before him. He graduated from UC Berkeley in 1958 and received his commission as an ensign in the U.S. Navy. The following year he married the love of his life, Carol. He served actively for over four years with the Pacific Fleet and relished every trip at sea; his favorite memories coming from green water hitting the bridge windows. While duty called him to sea, his love for his family called him home; he continued his Naval service as a reservist for six more years. After the Navy, Norm began his 28 year career with IBM, and followed with 14 years at HP. With his sons, he was a very active Boy Scout leader, attending almost every outing. Norm was also a big supporter of the St. Francis High School Marching Band and charter member of the Green Spaghetti Gang. He loved being outdoors, enjoying the natural areas and history of California - a passion he passed on to his sons.

Ronald Eugene Bame

OBIT RonBames onlineSeptember 30, 1939-June 10th, 2018 It is with great sadness to announce that we have lost Ron after a three year battle with cancer. Ron was an amazing father, grandfather, brother, husband, and friend. All who knew Ron would remark that he was someone you did not forget. He commanded a room; with strong opinions, funny jokes, and a zest for life. He was the guy you wanted around as he could fix anything and help anyone. He was a teacher and a confidante, an avid reader, and quick study of people. Ron was born to William and Marie Bame in upstate New York in 1939. His father, Bill, was a mechanical engineer and moved the family around the Midwest including stints in Detroit and Niagara Falls. Eventually the family settled in Wethersfield, Connecticut in 1950 where he and his brother Raymond grew up and Ron developed his passion for mechanics, pranks, fast cars, and loud guns. He frequently told stories of drag racing or shooting BB guns with his brother Ray. After graduating high school in 1957, Ron enlisted in the army. He was sent to Germany where he served in the 3rd Helicopter and Armored Division. He spoke fondly of his time there and returned to Fort Hood, Texas where he was honorably discharged in 1964. There he purchased a 1955 Oldsmobile and headed West to California. He landed in Los Angeles but eventually worked his way north to sunny Mountain View, CA.

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