Scouting News: Troop 75 recognizes new Eagle Scouts

Los Altos Boy Scout Troop 75 honored five new Eagle Scouts at a Court of Honor ceremony in the Garden House at Shoup Park April 20.

The Eagle designation is the highest achievement in Scouting. To earn the Eagle rank, Scouts must complete a minimum of 21 merit badges, lead a community service project, hold troop leadership positions and perform community service.

Red Cross celebrates local volunteers at annual recognition dinner


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The American Red Cross Silicon Valley Chapter honored 13 volunteers, including three from Los Altos and one from Mountain View, at its annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner May 2 at the San Jose Women’s Club.

The Los Altos honorees were Carol Hoskins, who received a customer service award in the biomedical services division; Neil Katin, who received a disaster cycle services award for outstanding support; and Terry Kearney, who received a new volunteer award. Michael Garcia of Mountain View received a disaster cycle services award for extraordinary commitment and dedication.

Joseph Kaspar

Joseph Kaspar online 052219Dec.15, 1924 - May 3, 2019 Joe Kaspar, born Joseph Charles Kaspar, passed away on May 3, 2019, at the age of 94. He is survived by his six children: Charles (Bonnie) Kaspar, Jeannie Solomon, Susan Thompson, Karen (John) Hayden, Roger (Ruth) Kaspar, and Kathy (Fred Konkel) Kaspar. He is also survived by 18 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren, as well as his sister Mary Kaspar of Baldwin, New York. Joe was born on Long Island, New York, on Dec. 15, 1924, to Charles and Mary Kaspar. A resident of Los Altos for 50+ years, he came to the West Coast after serving in the U.S. army for three years during World War 2. While attending Phoenix Junior College he met his wife, Adell King. They were married on Jan. 25, 1947. Sadly, Adell passed away in 2017 after 70 years of marriage. Joe attended Arizona State College, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and engineering. Joe and Adell then moved to California so Joe could attend the business school at Stanford University, where he completed his M.B.A. in 1951.

Doris Anne Spencer

Doris Anne Spencer online 051519December 31, 1919 – April 22, 2019 Doris Anne Spencer, a long-time Los Altos Hills area resident, passed away peacefully on April 22, 2019. She was 99 years old. Anne was born on December 31, 1919, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The daughter of a Baptist minister, Anne was raised with her brother and sister in the city. She attended the University of Pennsylvania and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the College for Women in 1941. She was an active member of Kappa Kappa Gamma. In the early 1950’s, Anne moved to Los Angeles and fell in love with California, which remained her home state for the rest of her life. She worked as a public relations executive for a financial company and a petroleum company. She then met and married Donald Spencer, who was at Stanford, and moved to the Bay Area, where she began her dream career as an estate appraiser, eventually settling in a hilltop house in Los Altos Hills.


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