Vince Sevely

Vince Sevely 040319 onlineVince Sevely was born in a ranch house in Mountain View, California in 1929 to John and Anka Sevely who had emigrated from Yugoslavia (now Croatia) in search of a better life. His parents, after saving enough money, had bought their own ranch in Mountain View where they raised apricots, plums, and cherries. Vince worked on the ranch in virtually every capacity and was driving a tractor before he was licensed to drive a car. Although only Serbo-Croatian was spoken at home, Vince learned English quickly in grammar school, eventually skipping a grade. He attended Bellarmine College Preparatory and then Santa Clara University where he first received a political science degree, followed by a law degree.

Ronald William BROWN

Ronald William Brown fixed 040319 onlineRonald William BROWN, born April 9, 1926 in Teulon, Manitoba, Canada passed away on March 15th, 2019 in Moraga, CA at age 92. Ronald was raised on a 320-acre grain farm in Teulon, which he took over from his parents when he married his high school sweetheart, Frances, at age 21. The two started their family there, and 10 years later, sold the farm and moved to northern California with three young children. They lived in Palo Alto and Mountain View, where they added two more children, before eventually settling in Los Altos. Ronald and Frances owned and operated property rental businesses in the Bay Area for nearly 35 years, until her passing in 1992. In his later years, Ronald enjoyed golfing, traveling and spending time in Sunriver OR and Tucson AZ.

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.

Linda Willey Meyer

Linda Meyer 032719 onlineNovember 4, 1970 – February 10, 2019 Linda Willey Meyer, 48, passed away peacefully at home with her family at her side on Sunday, February 10, 2019 after a two-year battle with ovarian cancer. Linda was born in Monterey, CA to Allan Willey and Kitty Merz. She was raised in Palo Alto, California, graduating from Gunn High School before earning her BA degree from San Diego State University. After college, Linda lived in Toronto and Palo Alto before settling in Chicago for ten years. During her time in Chicago, she worked in the investment industry, earned an MBA from Loyola University and met and married her husband Joel Meyer. Linda and Joel moved to California in 2004. There, they have raised three children, Kira (14), Liam (11) and Jack (9) and lived in Los Altos since 2008. At the time of her passing, Linda was a Managing Director at Silicon Valley Bank in Menlo Park. Linda was fun-loving, kind, loyal, funny, compassionate, hard-working and a good listener.

Garry C. Wride

Garry Wride 032719 onlineJuly 9, 1932-March 16, 2019 Garry C. Wride was born on July 9, 1932 in Alameda to George and Alice Wride. He was an Eagle Scout and star of the Alameda High basketball team. Garry went on to play basketball for College of the Pacific where he then met his future bride, Nancy Kaljian. Garry transferred to Stanford University where he graduated with a degree in Economics in 1954 and later earned an MBA from Pepperdine University. Nancy and Garry married in 1955 and moved to Monterey where Garry served in the Army and played on the Army basketball team at Ford Ord. Garry went on to have a career as an executive for Philco Ford Aerospace/SSL where he worked for forty years. Garry loved traveling the world with his friends and family, and was a loyal Stanford basketball fan. He was an avid sailor, and spent many vacations at Huntington Lake, Pajaro Dunes and Sun Lakes, AZ. Garry is survived by his wife Nancy, children Michael, Karen and Wendy, daughter-in-law Christi, son-in-law Greg and his grandchildren Megan, Justin, Halle, Anna and Lily, his sister-in-law Ban and many nieces and nephews.

Joanne (Jo) Marie Elliott Noll

Joanne Noll 032719 onlineResident of Los Altos April 13, 1930 - March 2, 2019 Cherished wife, mother, sister, grammy and teacher passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 2nd. Jo was born in Alamosa, Colorado and was preceded in death by her parents, Thelma and Charles Elliott. She is survived by her beloved husband of 65 years, Jack, her children Kris (Alex) Ingram, Chuck Noll, Lorrie Noll, and grandchildren Brooke (Alex) Jigger, Tyler Ingram, Brayton and Caitlin Noll, and Connor and Aidan Wood. Jo is also survived by her brother Dr. Charles Robert (Mary Therese) Elliott and her sister Mary Michele (George) Kerin, her trusted nieces and her nephew. Jo loved her family and was deeply devoted to them. the life she lived in Los Altos with Jack and her three children was a blessed one. She loved to travel, snow ski and read. She was a woman of many gifts and she was dedicated to her career as a revered elementary school teacher for over 35 years.


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