Claudia Davis

Claudia Davis 082819 onlineClaudia Davis of Mountain View, California passed away August 19, 2019 at the age of 77. Claudia was born Claudia Cortese August 5, 1942 to Nick and Eva Cortese in Albany, California. Claudia grew up in Richmond where the family operated car dealerships. Claudia was exposed to the business world through the family business which benefited her throughout life. She also developed an appreciation of the arts through her mother and aunt Madeline Williams at the Richmond Arts Center. Claudia attended University of the Pacific where she met Steve Davis whom she married in 1964. She went on to become a flight attendant for TWA Airlines and later worked as a medical secretary for a local ophthalmologist. Claudia owned and operated Expressions, a fine arts and crafts store in Los Altos with close friends Gretchen McPhail and Mary Bourqin from around 1983 to 1993. As local merchants all three women participated in the Los Altos Downtown Village Association board and the Arts and Wine Festival. Later in life Claudia worked for Renault and Handley, a Palo Alto commercial real estate firm from 1999 to 2013 when she retired.

Wallace Jon Erichsen

Wallace Jon Erichsen online 082119September 28, 1919 - July 14, 2019 Wallace was called July 14, 2019 to a place where sorrow and pain cannot follow. Now he is reunited forever with the love of his life, Ruth Job Erichsen. They were high school sweethearts, married soon after graduating from Mountain View High School and enjoyed 78 years together. A native of Mountain View, Wallace was the son of Walter Leith and Ethel Irene (Lawrence) Erichsen, he was born September 28, 1919. He was predeceased by his parents, his older brother Lawrence, and his younger sister, Dorothy. Wallace is survived by his four children, Wallace Jon, Jr (Carol) Erichsen, Susan Ruth (Gary) Stutheit, Miriam Martha (Chuck) Stansfield, and Thomas David(Janna) Erichsen. He also leaves seven grandchildren, Ellen Erichsen, Gregory Stutheit, Laura (Stutheit) McNamara, Ellen (Stutheit) Jackson, Stacy (Wilson) Woodruff, Tommy Erichsen, and Amy Erichsen, and eight great-grandchildren. Wallace graduated from Stanford in 1944, and taking a Master’s degree in 1947 in Metallurgical Engineering, then was employed by Joshua Hendy Ironworks which later became Westinghouse in Sunnyvale.

Ena Patricia (Paddy) Saper

ENA PATRICIA (PADDY) SAPER onlineJan. 8, 1934 – Aug. 12, 2013 Dear Paddy, Six years today and missing you more then ever. - Helen

Mr. Roger Rolland Grimes

Mr. Roger Rolland Grimes 081419 onlineHonoring My Father Which Art In Heaven. Oct.12,35-Aug.11,15. Miss U Every Day Dad! Absent From The Body Present With Our Lord Jesus Christ. One Day Together Forever Love Kim Grimes Item

 

Daniel Joseph Fusco

Daniel Fusco 081419 onlineFebruary 4, 1989 – August 2, 2019 Daniel Fusco passed away on August 2nd. He is much loved and deeply missed by his parents, Joe Fusco and Karen Parker of Los Altos, CA. Daniel was born and raised in Los Altos and loved sports. As a child he earned a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. He attended Mountain View High School where he played football, and lacrosse with the Tomahawks. He also played Varsity lacrosse at Sonoma State University. Daniel had a real passion for surfing and snowboarding and enjoyed helping others master the sports he loved. His big heart, generous smile and quirky humor nurtured lifelong friendships. He will be much missed by all, especially his best friends Chris Gudmundson and Ben Fletcher. Daniel leaves behind his parents, Karen and Joe, many aunts, uncles and cousins and his grandmother, Isabell Fusco of Hillsdale, N.Y. with whom he shared a special relationship.

Donald Ernest Davis

Donald Ernest Davis 081419 onlineLongtime Los Altos resident, Donald Ernest Davis, died peacefully on July 28, 2019, after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease. Don was born on April 3, 1923, in Salem, Oregon. He was the youngest of four children of Schuyler and Blanche Davis. He and his family then moved to San Diego, where he was raised and eventually graduated from Point Loma High School. He was accepted to and began attending Stanford University in 1941. His college years were interrupted while he proudly served his country in Europe as a member of the United States Army in World War II. He was a member of the Delta Chi fraternity and he continued assisting in organizing their annual Stanford football game reunion for more than 50 years after his graduation. After graduating from Stanford in 1948, he began working at J.C. Penney in Palo Alto.It was there that he met Doris Bash and in October 1951 they began what turned out to be 68 years of marriage. He moved his family to Los Altos in 1958. Shortly thereafter he began a long career at AMES Research Center at Moffett Field.


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