Jean M. Ehret

OBIT Jean M Ehret onlineResident of Los Altos and Cupertino Jean Ehret passed away peacefully August 17, 2018 at the age of 99. The former Jean Marie Schanke was born November 13, 1918 in Mason City, Iowa and grew up in Minneapolis. Her father and mother were William Schanke and M. Jean Schanke, and her brothers were E. Wilkie Schanke and Robert Schanke (Alice), all of whom she survived. Jean will be missed very much by her children, Steven Ehret (Maurya) of San Jose, Nancy Lutton of Prospect Heights, IL, and John Ehret (Janelle) of Arnold, and by her grandchildren, Jeremy Ehret (Jessica Bertram) of Aurora, CO and Veronica Ehret of Oakland. Jean earned her B.A. in Music and her B.S. in Education at the University of Minnesota and later joined the faculty. She taught piano and was the accompanist to several student music groups. She has awarded a music scholarship fund to the university.

Charles Chuck Edward Utley

OBIT CHARLES CHUCK EDWARD UTLEY onlineCharles "Chuck" Edward Utley, 91, passed away peacefully on August 14, 2018 in Los Altos, CA. Born September 1, 1926, Chuck was the son of Charles Bach Utley and Kate (Phelps) Utley. As an only child, he grew up in Buffalo, NY until enlisting in the U.S. Navy during WWII and serving as a signalman on landing crafts in the South Pacific. He graduated from Williams College, Williamstown, MA in 1949. Chuck began a marketing career, which for the next 20 years would lead him west to Northern California, where a small advertising and public relations firm, Robert Ebey offered him a principal partnership in 1970. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Ebey, Utley & Company grew and prospered by helping many of the area's prominent commercial, financial and technology companies.

Jean Newton: Beloved PR specialist lent her expertise to good causes


Longtime Los Altos resident Jean Newton Fraguglia, a well-liked and respected local public relations entrepreneur who helped launch the trailblazing Rotary AIDS Project, died Sept. 5 at her home. She was 67.

Born Jan. 13, 1951, Mrs. Newton Fraguglia was raised in Sioux Falls, S.D., the daughter of Margaret and Norman Hanna and older sister to John Hanna.

She attended Lincoln Senior High School and the University of South Dakota and earned a degree in English from San Jose State University.

A devoted mother to sons Ryan and Chad, Mrs. Newton Fraguglia was considered a second mom to many, and her warm and inviting personality endeared her to friends, neighbors and even casual passersby wherever she went.

Dr. Arthur Winter Halliday

Arthur HallidayArthur HallidayFebruary 16, 1931 - August 24, 2018 Arthur Halliday, a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, entered into eternal rest on August 24th, 2018. His passing was swift and unexpected, without pain and suffering, for which we are very grateful. Arthur was born in Pittsburg, Kansas, the youngest of three sons born to Amy Altana Brandenburg and Glen Halliday. Arthur attended the University of Kansas for his training in engineering physics. He graduated in 1952 and worked at the Hanford Plant in Richland, Washington until 1953. He changed his life plan realizing that studying medicine was his genuine passion. He attended the University of Kansas Medical School, while there, he met his first wife Marilyn Button. After graduating in 1958, Arthur did his Residency at University of San Francisco. Then, he and his 2 brothers, Gordon and Roger and their families settled in Los Altos.

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