Robert William Peters

RobertPeters onlineJan. 5, 1940 - Sept. 22, 2020. A resident of Los Altos.

"Bob" as he was known by his grandchildren passed away on a beautiful fall day surrounded by his family.

Bob was born in San Jose to Kathleen and William Peters.  Growing up in San Jose among the fruit orchards and rural life, Bob often told stories of riding his bike through the apricot orchards in what is now Fremont Ave. Bob often worked along with his father at his plumbing and construction company, AJ Peters and Son. He was groomed to work in the company and later take it over.  However the sudden death of his father when he was 14 changed the course of his life.

William F. Schick

EPSON scanner imageDecember 25, 1931 – August 14, 2020

William F. Schick, a Los Altos resident for more than 55 years, died Aug. 14 after a two-year battle with acute myeloid leukemia.

Bill was born on Christmas Day in 1931 in San Francisco to Francis and Susan Schick. An only child, he enjoyed exploring the city and much of Northern California with his parents. He walked across the Golden Gate Bridge on its opening day in 1937, witnessed shipwrecks and rescue efforts off of Land’s End and attended the World’s Fair/Golden Gate Exposition on Treasure Island multiple times in 1939 and 1940. Many of their adventures are recorded on home movies that are starting to be added to a YouTube history channel, such as one recently uploaded chronicling life in San Francisco during the 1930s at

Glen Worth Putman, III

GlenWorthPutman Pic2 onlineGlenWorthPutman Pic1 onlinePassed on Sept 26,  2020 : Resident of Los Altos, CA

Glen Worth Putman, III was born of humble beginnings in Dos Palos, CA to Glen W. Putman, Jr and Catherine Putman, on March 24, 1940.  He was a born leader who loved sport and adventure, whether he was quarterbacking the Shafter Generals high school football squad, or much later, trekking the planet in celebration of fine wine, gourmet food, off-piste skiing, world-class golf, or exotic wildlife.

His passion for exploration took him to 50+ countries across Asia, Central & South America, Europe, Africa and throughout the South Pacific … and he wrote about it all. 

Thomas Clinton Winant

ThomasClinton online1939-2020

Tom Winant, a 35-year resident of Los Altos, died at home September 17, 2020 at the age of 81. As a young Naval officer during the Viet Nam War, he was exposed to asbestos aboard ship, which eventually led to his death from Malignant Mesothelioma. 

He was born April 2, 1939 in Washington, D.C., the first of three sons, to the late Capt. Frank l. Winant, Jr. (USNA ‘30) and Eleanor T. Winant and grew up in a Navy family. When he was 20 months old and living in Honolulu, Pearl Harbor was bombed and World War 11 began. Tom and his mother flew to Los Angeles on a troop carrier, seated on straight chairs, and stayed with her parents until his father returned. It was the first of many moves and separations for Tom and, later, for his brothers Gerry and Dick. He grew up strong, resilient and flexible. In 1957 he received an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy from Coronado High School and graduated with the USNA Class of 1961. Over the next twenty years, he served in Korea, volunteered for Viet Nam, where he served three tours, and earned an MS in Operations Research from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA.

Barbara Carson Emory

BarabraCarsonEmory onlineBarbara Carson Emory passed away peacefully on August 9th in her home of 68 years, in Los Altos, California. Born December 26, 1926 in Piqua, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Dr. Alfred B. Carson and Lucille M. Carson. Barbara grew up in Piqua and attended the Columbus School for Girls in Columbus, Ohio where she graduated in 1945. She and her parents moved to Palo Alto in the summer of 1946. A few years after coming to California, Barbara met her husband, the late Thomas Lane Emory, while working at the American Trust Company in downtown Palo Alto. Barbara and Tom were married at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church in Palo Alto, then settled and raised three daughters in their Los Altos home where she resided until her death. Barbara is survived by her three daughters, Candyce E. Francis, Susan M. Jacinto and Sally E. Quigley and their husbands, John Francis, Henry Jacinto and Gregory Quigley. She has five grandchildren, Ms. Kelly Martin, Kort Carlsen, James Quigley, Ms. Kathleen Quigley and Robert Quigley. She has three great-grandchildren. Barbara’s love for her family was immeasurable. She was a loving wife, mother and homemaker. She dedicated over 35 years to the El Camino Hospital Auxiliary, serving in a variety of roles.

Raymond Sheldon Peck

Ray Peck, with a friend from the Computer History Museum.March 20, 1934 - September 17, 2020
Resident of Mountain View
Ray was born in Twin Falls, Idaho, to Dorcas and Earl Peck.   He was husband to Angela, father to David, Steven (Kristen) and Karen (Joshua), grandfather to Andrew, Isaac, and James, brother to Kathryn, uncle to Alison and Kim (Dave), great-uncle to Grant and Anne.   He earned degrees in structural engineering at MIT and UC Berkeley   He served a two-year stint in the U.S. Army in Korea after the war.   Seeing that computers were going to be very important to engineering, he joined IBM for a 33-year career.   Ray was a supportive and nurturing husband and father…attending, leading, coaching…Boy Scouts, YMCA, sports, concerts, camping activities.   He was an enthusiastic volunteer at The Computer History Museum in Mountain View and Foothills Congregational Church in Los Altos.  He was a fine man and we will miss him always.

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