Bill F. Osborne

Bill F. Osborne online 051519After a rewarding and wonderful life Bill Frank Osborne, 89, passed away at his home in Los Altos Thursday, April 25, 2019 surrounded by his loved ones. Born in Alliance, Nebraska to Dean and Ruth Osborne on June 19, 1929, Bill grew up in the town of Bayard, Nebraska. Bill graduated from Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska where he received a BA degree in Economics. He met and married his wife of 67 years, Patricia Siekman Osborne at Hastings College. After graduation Bill immediately joined the Air Force during the Korean War and transferred to the Army when accepted to Officers Candidate Training at Ft. Bliss, Texas. Upon completion of officer candidate training, the candidates were asked to list their top three choices of duty. To Bill’s great surprise, he was transferred to his first choice, the Presidio of San Francisco where he was assigned temporary duty with the Air Force at Mt. Tamalpais and later promoted to 1st Lieutenant at Fort Cronkite.

Robert (Bob) Burke Lewis

Robert (Bob) Burke Lewis online 050819Robert (Bob) Burke Lewis died Tuesday, April 17th.  He was born June 9, 1935 in Santa Barbara, CA to Robert and Bonita Lewis.  Bob grew up in Seattle, WA in the Madison Park neighborhood and graduated from Garfield High School.  As a youth he excelled in mountaineering and downhill skiing.  He attended Stanford University where he rowed crew, earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering (’57) and master’s degree in business administration (’59).  After a long career in the semiconductor business in Silicon Valley, he retired and lived in Los Altos Hills.  Bob enjoyed the outdoors his whole life.  He loved to hike, ski and bike.  In addition, he enjoyed running and competed in many marathons, including 10 consecutive Big Sur marathons. Bob was a member of Bridges Community Church, the Harvesters Life Group and SIR Branch 35.  He is preceded in death by his wife, Beverly.  Bob and Bev enjoyed many trips around the world.  

Jesse Jay Craddock Jr

Jesse Jay Craddock Jr Jesse Jay Craddock Jr Jesse Jay Craddock, Jr. was born in Auburn, Illinois, on January 2, 1921. He passed away peacefully in his home in Los Altos on April 22, 2019 at the age of 98. He is survived by his wife Bea Craddock and son Doug Craddock. Jay was blessed with a long and healthy life distinguished early by his service in WWII as Captain in the US Army Air Corps and later in the California Air National Guard, retiring as Lieutenant Colonel.

Margie Rauch

Margie Rauch online 050819Beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Friend, and Teacher Margie Rauch, 78, died on April 28 of a stroke. She passed away peacefully at Stanford Hospital, surrounded by loving family. She left her children, Marta, Erik, and Loren, and their families, including five grandchildren; her brother, Andy Beyer and his family; and her cousins Kathryn Posin, Elena Pehlke, Glenn Schweitzer, and their families. She was predeceased by her husband, Herbert E. Rauch, and son Evan Rauch, in whose honor she helped endow the U. C. Berkeley "Evan Rauch Chair of Neuroscience." Margie attended Stanford University, and received a degree in Education with a focus on early childhood development. While at Stanford, she met Herb, the love of her life, and they married in 1961. They made their home in Los Altos where they raised their children. Margie enjoyed reading to her children, singing with them, showing them the natural world, bringing them on trips and adventures, and cheering at their sporting events - including many soccer games.

Myrna Toban Mitchner

Myrna Toban Mitchner online 050119Aug. 20,1933 - Apr. 13, 2019      Myrna Toban Mitchner passed away at the age of 85. She will be missed by Hyman Mitchner, her husband of 65 years; children Leslie, Seth (Nancy), Laura and Zale (Chloe); and grandchildren Jacqueline, Shannon, Megan, Daron and Brynna.    Myrna was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, and moved to the United States in 1953. She honored her parents, Eva and Louis Toban. Myrna supported the Jewish people in the Bay Area and in the State of Israel. One of Myrna’s great delights was travel with her husband. She enjoyed and supported the arts and, in her middle years, became a fine oil painter. Everyone who knew Myrna knew her delightful laugh, her sense of humor, and her kindness. Her memory will be a blessing.

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