Scott Chan & Kendra Chan

Scott Chan
Scott Chan

Scott Chan, 59, and his daughter Kendra Chan, 26, lost their lives in the Conception diving boat tragedy on September 2, 2019. Extinguished too early on earth, they have left behind a legacy of curiosity, adventure, and devotion to the natural world.

Mary O'Shea

Mary O'Shea 091819 onlineJune 27, 1945 to September 6, 2019 Mary’s husband, children and grandchildren are immensely proud to be related to Mrs. O. That wonderful lady that remembered every child’s name, knew just what book a reluctant reader would enjoy, or noticed when something was just a little off, as you came towards her on the crosswalk -- we got to take her home. She tucked us into bed, made us Thanksgiving dinner, served us G&Ts; and wrote our papers with us. Lewy-Body Dementia stole her retirement after she had worked so hard. We are lucky to have had her but so sorry to have lost her. Please join us on Saturday, September 21 at 2:00 at St. Williams Church in Los Altos to remember Mary O’Shea. We will hold a funeral mass followed by a reception.

George E. Truitt

George E. Truitt 091819 onlineOctober 2, 1934 - August 30, 2019 Sadly, Ed passed away August 30, 2019, after a nearly three-year battle with pancreatic cancer. Ed was born in Wichita Falls, Texas and with his family, moved to the bay area when his dad took a navy post during World War II. Following the move, the family remained in the area, and his dad founded Truitt and White Lumber Company in Berkeley. Ed attended Piedmont High School, followed by Stanford University where he majored in chemical engineering and took part in the Naval ROTC program. He married Sally Thompson in 1957, and they traveled to San Diego, where Ed fulfilled his navy commitment aboard a navy picket destroyer in the Pacific. He then returned to Stanford to earn an MBA degree. Ed worked for thirty years for Hewlett Packard Company, followed briefly by founding a consulting firm. He then worked for National Semi-Conductor Company for a few years. While with HP, Ed served in many roles, including division manager.

John Edward Atkinson

John Atkinson 091819 onlineMay 22, 1947 – September 6, 2019 John Edward Atkinson was known for his quiet intellect; his remarkable scientific and engineering proclivities; his witty sense of humor; and his passion for flying, travel, classical music, good food, and English beer. John was born in Grappenhall, Cheshire, and grew up in nearby High Legh, a rural community between Manchester and Liverpool. He and his older sister lived with their parents in the same house in which their father and grandfather had lived, surrounded by orchards, vegetable gardens, and beehives. After completing his formal education at Leicester University, he moved to London and began working at Thorn Electrical Industries, which later merged with EMI to become Thorn EMI.


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