Dr. John Doiron Jr.

JohnDoiron onlineDr. John Doiron Jr., formerly of Los Altos Hills, passed away in Palm Springs, CA on December 24, 2020 at the age of 90. John was born in Lawrence, MA on December 18, 1930 to John and Flora Doiron. Dad was a very accomplished student and athlete throughout his academic years. He graduated Central Catholic High School (C.C.H.S.) in 1948 where he lettered in cross country, basketball, track, and was a low hurdles champion as well as class Valedictorian. He was elected to their Athletic Hall of Fame in 1987. During the summers, he fondly recalled his job as a life guard at Salisbury Beach, MA where his family still owns the same beach cottage. John was awarded academic scholarships to multiple colleges and Ivy league schools. Ultimately he chose the University of Notre Dame (ND). At ND, he ran track for a short time but chose to devote his time to finishing his pre-med requirements in 3 years. He was proud of the fact that he was one of the first students at Notre Dame to be allowed to test out of several classes and was granted early acceptance to Georgetown Medical School. After graduation he joined the Navy where he interned in Philly and CA. During this time he married our mom, Lois Deshler who was a Navy RN and subsequently started our family. Following retirement from the Navy and a residency at Jamaica Plains VA Hospital, Dad accepted a research grant from Kaiser Hospital in CA. After a few years he entered into private practice in San Jose and continued there for over 25 years. Mom (Lois), passed in 1989 and Dad later married Jean Sherman and lived in Aptos and Palm Springs. Dad enjoyed travel, tennis, art and especially the beach. Jean passed in 2018 and dad continued on in Palm Springs watching his old Westerns at full volume, lunching daily at his favorite restaurant, and rooting for his beloved Fighting Irish.

Christine Camp

ChrisCamp onlineChristine (Chris) Camp passed away peacefully and surrounded by family on December 13, 2020, after a 1 ½ year battle with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. 

Chris was born in Palo Alto, California in 1950 to Rutur and Solveig Thor. She was the third of four daughters. She graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in German and she received an M.B.A. in accounting from Santa Clara University. Chris really enjoyed her job as CFO at Denark Construction from 2004-2020. She loved traveling, playing bridge, spending time with family and friends, and being involved in The Rotary Club of Farragut. She served as president of The Rotary Club of Farragut from 2017-2018. In 2016, she represented her Rotary club in Seoul, South Korea at the Rotary International Convention. In 2018, she went with Rotary to India to help vaccinate children against polio. 

Chris is survived by her former husband, David Camp, and their children, Tina, Diana (Dana), and Charlie (Maria); grandchildren, Ellie and Sean; sisters, Ruth (Gerry), Vicki (Ralph), and Laurie (Eric); and ten nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, Rutur and Solveig Thor, and her niece, Jennifer Camp. 

Contributions in honor of Chris can be made to the Rotary Club of Farragut (Rotary Club of Farragut / P.O. Box 22158 / Knoxville, TN 37933) or to Pancreatic Cancer Research (https://secure.pancan.org/site/Donation2?df_id=2681&mfc_pref=T&2681.donation=form1 to go to their donation page).

Pam L. Marshbank

PamelaMasrhbank onlinePam L. Marshbank, 72, entered into rest on December 15, 2020. She was born in French Camp, Ca. on February 2, 1948 to the late Lowell and Naomi Bias. 

Pam is survived by her husband of 47 years Larry Marshbank and two sons Dustin Marshbank and Darren Marshbank (Jessica).

Pam was a past resident of Tracy and a current resident of Manteca for the past 7 years. She graduated from Tracy High School in 1966. She retired after 40 years of service in the medical industry as an Executive Assistant at El Camino Hospital in Mt. View Ca. Pam volunteered at Doctors Hospital of Manteca as a Pink Lady, where she made many friendships along the way. She was a member of St. Simon Catholic Church in Los Altos, where her sons attended school. She was always very involved and supportive with her sons growing up with their many activities.  She was a talented knitter and enjoyed all sports, especially baseball and the SF Giants. Pam was outgoing and loved people; she was well respected and loved by many. Pam will be remembered for her pleasant spirit, her infectious smile and her devotion to family. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

P.L. Fry & Son is honored to be serving the Marshbank family. All arrangements are being held privately. She will be laid to rest at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery at a later date. An online tribute page is available for condolences  to the family at www.plfryandson.com

Floyd W. Paullus

FloydPaullus onlineFloyd W. Paullus, passed away quietly on November 29th in the home he built over 70 years ago in Los Altos.  Floyd grew up in Mt View, the youngest of two boys, of Evelyn and Wallie Paullus. He went to San Joe State and after 2 years enlisted in the Marines. There he flew cargo planes support in the western pacific during the war.

Upon the end of the war, he returned home to his wife and high school sweetheart, Bernice to start a family and a job in the home construction business. This job started his life, long love of building houses and eventually lead to his own construction company. He started out small, building tract houses in the area and eventually building beautiful, customized homes in the Atherton and Menlo Park areas.

Even with all this going on Floyd always found time for a quick game of golf on Saturdays with his “special group” of four. He also found time for his family and some amazing camping and fishing trips all over California and beyond, including a cross country trip to Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, and Lake Louis. Floyd and his first wife celebrated 35 years of marriage before she succumbed to cancer in 1978.

James Henry Geers

JamesGeers onlineJames Henry Geers - "Jim" - passed away peacefully on Dec 12, 2020 at age 85 as a result of Alzheimer's Disease combined with complications from COVID-19.  He graced the lives of family and friends with his enduring spirit.  He was positive, playful, charismatic, inspiring and extremely generous.  The sparkle in his eyes lit up any room he entered.

Jim was born on July 5, 1935, in the small farming town of Monmouth, Illinois.  As a teenager, Jim played tenor saxophone in a small band performing at local clubs.  At age 16 he moved with his family to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida where he joined the Flying L Marching Band.  Upon his high school graduation in 1953, he was offered a full music scholarship to attend the University of Miami and join the marching band.   While on a band trip to New York City, he met fellow student and band majorette, Charlene Heritage, and they married in February, 1956.  Jim also joined the Naval Officers Candidate School program and participated in the regular trainings and summer camps to become an Ensign upon graduation.  Jim graduated in 1957 with a BS degree in Industrial Engineering. 

Bill Moison

Bill Moison onlineLife Tribute of Bill Moison


William (Bill) Francis Moison was born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts on December 15, 1946.  His parents were Francis and Yvonne Moison. Bill is survived by his two siblings, twin brother Jerry Moison of Los Altos, California and sister Jeannie White from Daytona Beach, Florida.  On December 3, 2020, Bill ended his courageous fight with cerebellar ataxia and passed away peacefully at home in Los Altos, CA.  He is survived by his wife, Tracey Johnson Moison of 34 years, his daughter Lauren Theresa Moison Pasley, son-in-law John, and the love of his life, his grandson, Silas James.

Bill was an active long-time member of Palo Alto Hills Golf and Country Club. He served on the Board of Directors, Chaired Golf & Greens and Long-Range Planning Committees. He was personally responsible for the development and building of the state-of-the-art maintenance facility.  Bill developed long-time friends with many of his playing partners who travelled enjoying some of the finest golf courses all over the world. 

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