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


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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.

Wedding: Deepthi Welaratna and Jon Bernstein


Deepthi Welaratna and Jon Bernstein

Deepthi Welaratna and Jon Bernstein were married May 17 in San Francisco. A reception followed at the bride’s parents’ home.

The bride is the daughter of Usha and Sri Welaratna of Los Altos. She graduated from Los Altos High School and earned a degree in media studies at New School in New York City. She is CEO of Thicket.com.

Engagement: Jaclyn Radford and Kyle Recktenwald


Jaclyn Michelle Radford and Kyle Recktenwald

Jaclyn Michelle Radford and Kyle William Recktenwald have announced their engagement to be married in Los Altos in 2019.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of John and Kathy Radford of Los Altos Hills. She graduated from Los Altos High School, earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from UC San Diego and is pursuing a master’s in higher education at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to graduate school, she was a scheduler for U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein in Washington, D.C.


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