Ronald Eugene Bame

OBIT RonBames onlineSeptember 30, 1939-June 10th, 2018 It is with great sadness to announce that we have lost Ron after a three year battle with cancer. Ron was an amazing father, grandfather, brother, husband, and friend. All who knew Ron would remark that he was someone you did not forget. He commanded a room; with strong opinions, funny jokes, and a zest for life. He was the guy you wanted around as he could fix anything and help anyone. He was a teacher and a confidante, an avid reader, and quick study of people. Ron was born to William and Marie Bame in upstate New York in 1939. His father, Bill, was a mechanical engineer and moved the family around the Midwest including stints in Detroit and Niagara Falls. Eventually the family settled in Wethersfield, Connecticut in 1950 where he and his brother Raymond grew up and Ron developed his passion for mechanics, pranks, fast cars, and loud guns. He frequently told stories of drag racing or shooting BB guns with his brother Ray. After graduating high school in 1957, Ron enlisted in the army. He was sent to Germany where he served in the 3rd Helicopter and Armored Division. He spoke fondly of his time there and returned to Fort Hood, Texas where he was honorably discharged in 1964. There he purchased a 1955 Oldsmobile and headed West to California. He landed in Los Angeles but eventually worked his way north to sunny Mountain View, CA.

Jack Sayre Hollen

OBIT Jack Hollen

FEBRUARY 2, 1930 – JUNE 15, 2018
On June 15, 2018, Jack Sayre Hollen, our loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather went to be with our Lord in Heaven. Jack was born on February 2, 1930 in Condon, Oregon. He attended the Condon schools and excelled in sports and enjoyed fishing and hunting with his Father. He was the youngest of four children (his brothers: William and Ted Hollen and his sister Joy Maxine Hollen Barnett who all preceded Jack in death). Jack learned the values of honesty, respect and goodwill to others at an early age from his Mother and Father: Noble and William Hollen. He was employed by Bryce Logan at Condon Motors. Jack attended Oregon State University majoring in Food Science and Technology and where he met his sweetheart, Beverly. They were married on June 30th, 1951 in Payette, Idaho. Following graduation in 1952, Jack and Beverly moved to Lodi, CA and later to Modesto, Ca where Jack started his career in the food industry with the United States Department of Agriculture.

Scouting News: Troop 37 Boy Scouts receive Eagle rank

Boy Scout Troop 37 of Los Altos held an Eagle Court of Honor ceremony June 3 to recognize its three new Eagle Scouts.

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

Miriam Brandstatter

OBIT Miriam BrandstatterOn June 4, 2018, Miriam Brandstatter, age 97, passed peacefully at the Veteran’s Hospice unit in Palo Alto, CA. She was surrounded by her family after nearly twenty months of being cared for by the skilled, and compassionate staff. Miriam leaves an impressive legacy of serving her country as a World War II nurse, practicing public health nursing including a master’s degree from Stanford in Public Health, and later becoming a licensed psychotherapist in private practice until she retired at age 90.

Miriam touched the hearts of all those who knew her with her wit, passion for life, and courage in the face of many hardships, always demonstrating amazing resilience. Her husband, Julius, preceded her in death in 2004, after 56 years of marriage. Miriam lived at Bridgepoint Assisted Living for five years with her beloved poodle, Benni, and the many friendships she cultivated. Miriam loved classical music, reading, watching CNN and entertaining.

Miriam will be greatly missed by her three daughters, Andrea Spira and her partner, Louis Gecenok, Carol Myers and her husband, Daniel Dlugose, and Nancy Eiger and her partner, Mike McGillis, six grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Her spirit and perseverance will live on as a reminder to appreciate the preciousness of life.

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