Norman Duane Stauffer

Norman Duane Stauffer online 051519June 7, 1929 - April 24, 2019 Norman Duane Stauffer passed away peacefully after a long illness on April 24, 2019 with his wife and daughter by his side. Duane is survived by his daughter Nancy Augliera, son-in-law John Augliera and his two grandsons Anthony and Jason Augliera. Duane is also survived by his wife Mary Lou Stauffer, stepsons Mark, Bruce, Ross, Dale and six step-grandchildren, Alissa, Megan, Amanda, Tyler, Dylan and Brett McCourt. Duane was pre-deceased by wife Carol and son Randy Stauffer, brother Hal Stauffer and sister Margie Frenette. Duane served his country for four years during the Korean War. After 33 years, he retired from Proctor and Gamble as the San Francisco District Manager in Bar Soap Household Cleaning Products Division. During his career he was President of the Sales Managers Club in San Francisco.

Robert Howard McConnell

Robert Howard McConnell online 051519Resident of Los Altos May 2, 1933 – April 19, 2019 Bob McConnell passed away April 19 after a brief hospital stay, just shy of his 86thbirthday. Bob was born May 2, 1933, to Olive and Grenfall McConnell. He attended Oakland High School and the University of California, Berkeley, leaving Cal in 1954 to join the Air Force. He was the only member of his testing class to move on to pilot training, after which he attended officer training in Bainbridge, GA. It was during his initial assignment, in Libya, that he met his “first love” — a 1931 Fiat sports roadster that he restored, instilling a lifelong love of antique cars. After Libya, he was stationed in Japan, as well as Arizona, Florida, Michigan, and New York. He was honorably discharged in 1968 at the rank of captain with over 8,000 hours piloting the B-57. He returned to the Bay Area, employed by Pan American World Airways as a flight engineer.

Jacob "Jake" Edward Hampel

Jacob Jake Edward Hampel online 051519Jacob "Jake" Edward Hampel, 26, adored son, brother, grandson and friend, passed away on April 13, 2019. He was born in Los Gatos, CA on February 8, 1993, the dear son of Craig and Christine Hampel, and wonderful brother to Allison Hampel. Jake's grandparents are Fred & Sharon Hampel, Stanley Douglas and Rosemary & Elbert Schroader. Jake enjoyed the love and many adventures with his Uncles, Scott Douglas (Annie) and Christopher Hampel (Annette) and Aunts Tarri Banas (Charles) and Mia Leidig. Jake created some wonderful memories with his Illinois cousins, Emma, Gracie, Hannah, Brooke, Nicole, Kyle, Tyler, Rose, Zac, Maddie, Jessica, and his Colorado cousins, Emma & Ethan. Jake lived in San Jose, CA for 12 years before moving to Los Altos, in 2003. He was a graduate of Los Altos High School and San Francisco State University where he obtained a BA in Criminal Justice, just like his Uncle Scott.

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.

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