Noteworthy : CSA hires coordinator for resource program

Community Services Agency recently named Eonis Cibrian Pelayo coordinator of its new Community Resource Navigator Program, which empowers leaders to share resources in disadvantaged communities.

Anniversary : Pat and Pete McSweeney, 56 years


Pat and Pete McSweeney

Los Altos residents Pat and Pete McSweeney celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary June 23 at a Palo Alto restaurant with son Dennis, daughter-in-law Pamela and friends Faye and Ted Brown.

Wendell Waldo Roscoe, 100: Builder of Pink Horse Ranch subdivision in LAH


Mr. Roscoe

Wendell Waldo Roscoe was about as self-made as they come. Mr. Roscoe taught himself how to pilot an airplane and play the piano. He embarked on a successful career as a local developer, creating the Pink Horse Ranch subdivision in the 1950s near Foothill College in Los Altos Hills.

“It can’t be done” was a phrase Mr. Roscoe never uttered. In his 100-plus years, he never shied away from a challenge – or adventure.

Rita Marie McDevitt: Local matriarch devoted to faith, family


Special to the Town Crier
Rita Marie McDevitt grew up, married and worked in San Francisco before moving to Los Altos in 1950.

Rita Marie McDevitt, daughter of Irish immigrants, who taught third grade for 10 years before retiring to raise her six children, became a matriarch of teachers, scholars, scientists and athletes. She died peacefully Aug. 22 with her children present at Villa Siena in Mountain View. She was 94.

Mrs. McDevitt passed on her faith and passion for learning to family members and beyond; she was the family photographer and daily scribe, renowned for keeping notes on the doings and accomplishments of her husband, John B. McDevitt, children and grandchildren. She was an avid swimmer, golfer, gardener and reader.


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