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

1946-2020

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. 

Judith Moss

JudyMoss onlineJudith Moss died on December 13, 2020 at the age of 96, shortly after a heart attack.  She died peacefully at Stanford Hospital, surrounded virtually, via Zoom, by her adoring family.  The private funeral will be conducted by Sinai Memorial Chapel on December 17.

Ms. Moss was the daughter of the late Louis and Bryna Moss of Brooklyn, New York, and the sister of the late Esther “Nicky” Jamieson (the late Norman) and the late Henry Moss (the late Barbara).  She had six nephews: the oldest was the late Michael Jamieson (survived by his wife, Susan), who died in the spring of 2020, and she is survived by her other five nephews, J. Lawrence Jamieson (Ellen Gallo), Norman D. Jamieson, Philip B. Moss (Susan), Lawrence J. Moss (Lauren Class Schneider) and David C. Moss, along with various grand and great-grand nieces and nephews.

She lived for many years at the Channing House of Palo Alto, where she was active in governance and programming, serving as president of its Residents Association.  She lived there until her death.

William T. Coleman

BillColeman onlineWilliam (Bill) T. Coleman, III passed away on November 29, 2020 after an eight- month battle with pancreatic cancer.  He was the husband of Claudia Coleman with whom he shared over 36 years of marriage.  Bill was an Air Force “brat”, born in Guam, lived around the world and was the oldest of eight children of Col William T. and Elizabeth Coleman.

Bill’s love of the Air Force continued with an appointment to the Air Force Academy where he graduated with a degree in computer science in 1971.  He went on to earn his master’s degree in computer science and computer engineering from Stanford University.  He also holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Colorado.

Beginning his Airforce career, Bill was chief of satellite operations in the Office of the Secretary.  Upon leaving the Air Force, the tech world of Silicon Valley was a perfect match for his interest in computer systems and software.  He joined VisiCorp where he was director of product development during development of the first spreadsheet, VisiCalc.  At Sun Microsystems, he co-founded Sun Federal, founded Sun Professional Services; and lead development of the industry-leading Solaris Operating System.

Jane Strom

JaneStrom onlineWe remember you always. We lost you way too soon.  It was three years ago and we think of you everyday. 

You were a wonderful wife to Roger, generous and loving mom to Erik, AJ and Zack. You were a friend to everyone you met 

We love you forever. 

The STROM family


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