Emily Parcel Martin

Emily Parcel Martin 042419 onlineLos Altos-area resident Emily Parcel Martin passed away at age 94 on Wednesday, April 3rd.  She passed peacefully with her family present. Born in 1924, to Columbus and Bernice in Colorado, Emily grew up in the Denver area and completed her B.A. in Social Work at the University of Denver. She married Wayne Parcel while completing her degree, then moved to Connecticut and Pennsylvania with him and assisted in his metallurgy lab and typed up his thesis while working in a library of Social Work. In Pennsylvania they had 2 daughters, then moved to the Bay Area, and added a son. Emily was an incredible Mom, active with everything from holding "craft days" to oil painting,  Emily was active in the Unitarian Church, running the Christmas pageants; and always lent a helping hand to friends and neighbors. 

Mark Dalrymple

Mark Dalrymple 042419 online1945-2019 Mark Dalrymple showed courage, grace, and patience during his long struggle with cancer that ended March 22nd. He was born in the Seattle area to parents George and Persis and grew up there and in Humboldt County, CA. Mark attended Stanford University where he earned degrees in Biology and Geology, began working as an audio engineer, and met his wife, Julie. After a brief stint in the Navy he resumed working at Stanford for the Music Department, Memorial Church, and the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics. The Music Department website describes him as “Audio and video recording, editing, and archiving. Techie and chief schlepper, emeritus.” He loved music and using his skills to help bring it to audiences.

Cindy Day Sabin

Cindy Day Sabin onnline 0417195/26/1963-3/19/2019 Cynthia Day Sabin, age 55, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 holding hands with her husband and daughter at Sutter Health Hospital (Roseville, California). Born, in Stanford, California, she attended Los Altos High School before graduating from Occidental College (Los Angeles) in 1985. She married Peter Sabin Jr. on August 25, 1990. The couple lived in Issaquah, WA for six years before settling in Granite Bay, CA in 1997. They have been residents of Granite Bay for the past 22 years where their two children, Christina Sabin, and John Sabin, both attended Granite Bay High School. Cindy retired from Hewlett Packard after 22 years and joined the California Independent Service Operator (Folsom, CA) where she has been employed for the past ten years.

Lorna Micheletti

Lorna Micheletti online 041719Cherished for her loving-kindness, Lorna Madge Micheletti of Los Altos Hills, is mourned for her passing on April 1, 2019. She was born in a tent on an Indian Reservation in Bennett, Utah on August 25, 1933. She is survived by her brothers Lyman Ballard of El Verano, California, Nathan Ballard of San Jose, and her six children (and spouses): David (Joanne), Diane (Clyde) Stevenson, Rob (Karen), John (Diane), Joane (Bob) Job, and Jim (Lisa). Sadly, her fourth son Paul died in a car accident in 1991. Lorna has 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Her marriage to Manlio (Mel) Micheletti in 1952 was blessed. Their 62 years of marriage were dedicated to family and friends, and later in life, much travel. In addition to tireless dedication to her family, she saw much of the world. Mel and Lorna moved into a little ranch home in Los Altos Hills in 1960 and spent many holidays and summers in their cabin in Twain Harte.

Marilyn Claire DeBusk

Marilyn Claire DeBusk online 041719August 2, 1925–March 25, 2019 Marilyn Claire DeBusk, longtime resident of Los Altos, passed away peacefully on March 25, 2019. She was 93. Born Aug. 2, 1925, in Omaha, Neb., Marilyn was the oldest daughter of Dr. Dwight and Cecelia Hughes. She grew up in Fairbury, Neb., and graduated from Fairbury High School, where she and her husband, Lawrence, were high school sweethearts. Marilyn earned her BS and RN degrees in 1948 from the University of Nebraska (Omaha) and worked at Omaha’s University Hospital. She and Lawrence married in 1948.

Rita Frances Kull

Rita Frances Kull online 041719Rita Frances Kull, age 89, passed away Friday, April 5 at Sunrise Senior Living in Sunnyvale, California. Rita was born in Chicago, Illinois on February 13, 1930 to Mildred Zottolo and Nicholas Natiello. Rita and William Fredrick Kull married in Chicago, Illinois on July 5, 1953. After living in several states, they moved to Los Altos Hills in 1970 where they raised their four sons. She volunteered over 7,000 hours at El Camino Hospital Auxiliary over a 35-year span. She was president of the Los Altos Hills Little League Women’s Association for two years and supported the Little League in various capacities from 1970 until 1983. Rita dedicated much of her time to scouting.


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