Janet Barbara Shuster

Janet Barbara Shuster, a long-time resident of the Bay Area, died Tuesday, September 3rd peacefully at her Los Altos home surrounded by her children. Daughter and the youngest of three children of Dr. Jacob and Rena Bernstine, Janet was born in 1928 in Philadelphia, PA. She earned bachelor (Shippensburg University) and master (St. Joseph’s University) degrees in education. An elementary school teacher prior to her marriage, Janet was dedicated to her children’s education, and she enthusiastically encouraged and supported their undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies. In 1956, Janet married Allan Richard Shuster, M.D., who predeceased her in 1983. Janet and Allan moved to Los Altos from Philadelphia in 1968 with their four young children. A proud mother and grandmother, Janet is survived by her children Barry Shuster of Cary, NC, his wife Susan, and their children David and Zale; Holly Schmitt of Pismo Beach, CA, her husband Mark, and their children Allyssa and Megan; Patricia Shuster of Seattle, WA, her husband Eugene May, and their children Nathan and Emma; and Ross Shuster of Glenbrook, NV, his wife Peggy, and their children Kristen and Steven. Janet is also predeceased by her grandson Allan May, her parents, and her brothers Melvin and Richard Bernstine. Funeral arrangements in Philadelphia at Roosevelt Memorial Park, Trevose, PA, are pending. Memorial donations may be directed in Janet’s name to the Shippensburg University Foundation. http://www.sufoundation.org/

Deirdre E. O’Connor, AKA Nancy E. Schnabel

Deirdre O Connor 090419 onlineMay 31, 1931 -August 21, 2019 Deirdre passed quietly Wednesday, 21 August 2019. She was 88 years old. She led an extraordinarily diverse life Actress, housewife, mother, teacher, editor, playwright, Everything she did, she did very well with dramatic style Starting @ 3 years, she danced for neighbors on a makeshift stage 1 - 2 the dolly step.. Leads in high school & college musicals Started her own radio drama show while still a teen. Toured 42 states, doing one night stands in small & big towns in the ’50’s before television, or even electricity were common. Women’s and Civil Rights activist and back to the University life in the 60’s Became a gifted classroom teacher and reading specialist An increasing disability didn’t stop her: she wrote a book while still in a halo brace Starting amateur acting in the early 90’s - her first love. Packed in ice to ease the pain, she would come home positively glowing with the thrill of being on stage. Sprinkled throughout her life were theater critic, feature writer, acting coach, performer’s publicist, oh, and she designed and had built our delightfully authentic Victorian revival house.

Scouting News: Troop 33 honors 7 new Eagle Scouts


Courtesy of Martha Gomez
Troop 33’s new Eagle Scouts include, front row, from left: Benjamin Tice and Max Baler. Back: Jared Biesty, George Poppitz, Nitin Kumar, David McAllister and William Stanley.

Los Altos Boy Scout Troop 33 honored seven new Eagle Scouts during an Aug. 4 ceremony.

The Eagle designation is the highest achievement in Scouting, with only 4% of Boy Scouts attaining it. To earn the Eagle rank, Scouts must complete a minimum of 21 merit badges, lead a community service project, hold multiple troop leadership positions and perform community service.

Engagement: Elizabeth de Windt Berg, Daniel McCall Bernstein


Daniel McCall Bernstein and Elizabeth de Windt Berg

Elizabeth de Windt Berg and Daniel McCall Bernstein announced their engagement to be married June 13 at Berkshire School in Massachusetts.

The bride is the daughter of Megan Steck Berg of Colorado Springs, Colo.


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