Joan Daine

JoanDaine 103019 onlineJoan Daine, was born April 11, 1931 and passed on October 13, 2019. She was raised in a small town, Forest River, North Dakota, where everyone knew everyone. In college Joan was a member of the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority. Then she and her friends all moved to the big city of Los Angeles, where she met her husband Voyd Daine. In 1960, they moved to Los Altos, CA and had 3 daughters; Drew, Barbara and Sally. Joan and Voyd were married 32 yr. until he passed on in 1991. Joan also had 4 grandchildren. She loved going to watch all their sports competitions. Basketball, baseball, swimming, volleyball- you name it, she was there cheering on the sidelines. Joan was a long time member of the First Presbyterian Church in Mt. View and she belonged to the P.E.O. Sisterhood. She was preceded in death by her husband, Voyd Daine, her sister Wilma Hurd, and her very special friend, Phil Crill. She is survived by her daughters: Drew Vranicar (Mark), of Santa Clara, Barbara Matsuoka, (Rich) of Santa Clara and Sally Abbott (Gary), of Reno Nevada; her grandchildren Erin Bryan (Andy), of Richmond Virginia, Neil Vranicar, of San Diego, Ryan Matsuoka (Ladyann), of Danville, and Daren Matsuoka (Allie) of Campbell. The Celebration of Joan’s Life will be on Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 2 pm at Sunny View Manor Cupertino, Ca. For more information go to

Rosa Dieffenbach

Rosa Dieffenbach 102319 onlineRosa (Trumler) Dieffenbach, 84, peacefully passed away on July 10, 2019 in Poulsbo, WA, after complications from Alzheimer's. Rosa was born in Gleisdorf, Austria on August 17, 1934 to Josef and Maria (Wilfling) Trumler. She grew up in war-torn Austria, the fifth of seven children. After WWII, at age 16, she left home to find work in Switzerland. She became a governess for an American family, who later sponsored her, allowing her to emigrate to the United States. Arriving on the Queen Mary, she embarked on a courageous adventure, working first for the sponsoring family, then later in the cafeteria of Gallaudet University before finally heading west, to San Francisco, CA. On an outing with the Northern CA Swiss Club, she her future husband, William Dieffenbach.

Jackson Eaves

Jackson Eaves 102319 onlineJackson Eaves, Born in July 1925 in San Francisco, died at 94 years of age on 12 October 2019. His parents were Dr James Eaves and Marion Small Eaves of Piedmont, Calif. Preceding him in death were his parents and his sisters, Marion Hinman and Sally Lewis, and his son, Bradley. Jackson graduated from Piedmont High School, served in the Navy in WWII, and afterwards graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, where he met his wife, Patricia Faber. He retired as a Senior Vice President at Wells Fargo Bank after almost 50 years with the bank. During the many years of his banking career, Jackson was active in the Jaycees, the Lion’s Club, the Cal Bear Backers, and the World Trade Club. He is survived by his wife of 72 years, his three sons, James, Faber, Patrick, his daughter Sally Nogle, seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Raymond Johns Davis Egan

Raymond Egan 102319 onlineOn Wednesday, October 9, 2019, Raymond Johns Davis Egan, loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away at age 88. Ray was born on August 22, 1931 in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Florence Carter and Raymond Davis. As a boy in Hawaii, he observed the bombing of Pearl Harbor from a hillside. As a result of the outbreak of WWII, his family moved to the Yukon Territory, where his step-father, James Egan, worked on the Alcan Highway. Ray served in the Air Force during the Korean War as a raido operator at March Air Force Base. After completing his military service, he earned his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1960. Ray began his career at the Electronics Research Labs at Stanford, researching the physics of radio wave interaction with the ionosphere. He soon moved to Granger Associates in Santa Clara, where he was Vice-President of Research and Development. Before his retirement he worked at NEC America, where he served as Vice President and General Manager. His engineering work required extensive travel to many countries as well as many remote locations around the world. He worked in the field of telecommunications for over 35 years.

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