Anne G Mingus

Anne G Mingus online 041019Born April 12, 1932 in Berkeley, California, Anne Mingus passed away peacefully at the age of 86 on Sunday, March 3rd, 2019. Anne's determination to follow her passion and her dedication to those she loved has been a thread and theme twirling throughout her life. Prior to her starting 6th grade, her family had moved to various parts of Berkeley. This move would have meant that she would have gone to a different elementary school. Anne didn't want to. So she would get herself ready and leave the house at 6am to catch two buses to get to Cragmont Elementary in Berkeley. During junior high and high school, she would spend her summers in Twain Harte with her best friend's family spending part of one of those summers daily reading to and taking care of her best friend who was fairly sick.


Dr. Philip "Phil" Hordiner

Dr. Philip Hordiner 040319 online.jpeg he is the one in middle crop outAccomplished and innovative dentist, Dr. Philip “Phil” Hordiner passed away peacefully in his sleep at 2 AM Friday, March 15th at his Los Altos, California home. He was 86 years old. Phil is survived by his daughter Kim Hunter, son-in-law Larry Gordon, grandson Jordan Etem, and his brothers Dr. Michael Leonard and Charles Hordiner. Much loved by his family, professional staff, and patients, Phil was born October 31, 1932 in Flushing New York, the eldest son of Esther and Nathan Hordiner. He received his formal education at the University of Arizona, Tucson and Northwestern University Dental School in Chicago. He arrived in San Francisco in 1958, opened his own dental practice in The City in 1960 before retiring 40 years later.

Helen Elizabeth Lapp Shortz

Helen Elizabeth Lapp Shortz 040319 onlineHelen was born on August 5, 1925 in Massena, NY to Louise and Bernard Dobbins. Helen passed away peacefully March 23, 2019 at Sunrise Senior Living in Sunnyvale, Calif.    She had a rather turbulent childhood - losing her mother at the age of eight - losing their farm to fire and living through the depression. Helen moved to Washington D.C. after high school and became a secretary - eventually working at the Chamber of Commerce and the Pentagon. Helen loved to paint and attended art school in the evenings. Later in life she received several awards for her 'Still Life oil paintings’. She also loved to read and write poetry.  Helen met her first husband John Louis Lapp in San Francisco when she moved out west.  'Johnny' as she liked to call him was working and going to school. He eventually taught Biology and was considered a Naturalist for his love of the out of doors and birdwatching.

Dave Wasmuth

DAVE Wasmuth 040319 onlineDave Wasmuth, age 94, died at home on March 9th of Pulmonary Fibrosis. He was surrounded by his loving family: Marilyn, his wife of 66 years, his children, Ann Fauth, David (Susy), and Bill (Jean), and his grandchildren Bryan and Haley Fauth, and Nikki Wasmuth. He was born on July 29, 1924, in Indiana, where he lived until going into the Navy Air Force during World War II. He was rewarded with an Air Medal six times, as well as the Distinguished Service Cross and a Purple Heart. After the war he received a degree from Miami University of Ohio, following in the footsteps of three brothers. He next worked for General Motors, where he met Marilyn. He and Marilyn were married on June 21, 1952.

Elizabeth Hubbard King Hoblit

Elizabeth Hubbard King Hoblit passed away on March 8th, 2019 at the age of 102. She was born January 16th, 1917, Berkeley, California. Her mind was keen until the end when her increasingly fragile body gave out. Elizabeth was predeceased by her husband, Harold Foster Hoblit, of 54 yrs. She is survived by her son, Gregory King Hoblit (Debrah Mullowney Farentino Hoblit) and daughter Margaret (Markey) Allerton Hoblit (Alan Roger Efron), and granddaughters Kendra Hoblit Mittermeyer (Sean Surdovel), Sophie Taylor Hoblit, Molly Kate Adams, Eve Elizabeth Efron (Chris Murray) and April Helen Efron. No memorial service is currently scheduled but donations can be made to: The Los Altos Rotary AIDS Project c/o Mary Prochnow 164 Main Street Los Altos, Calif. 94022


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