Miyako Koinuma Hawkins

Miyako Hawkins 082819 onlineAUGUST 20, 1934-AUGUST 2, 2019 Miyako Koinuma Hawkins, much-loved Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother, passed away on August 2, 2019 at Schneidmiller Hospice House in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Miyako Koinuma was born in Tokyo, Japan, August 20, 1934 to parents Shigeru and Ryo Koinuma (Kato). She was the only girl of their four children, with three brothers, Ichiro, Jiro, and Saburo, all of whom have pre-deceased their sister. She met her husband, Joseph Hawkins, in Tokyo while he was in the US Air Force stationed nearby, and she was a student at Aoyama Gakuin. They were married on October 20, 1954. After Joseph Hawkins was discharged from the US Air Force in 1955, they returned to the United States to California where they lived in Sacramento, East Palo Alto and then settled in Los Altos to raise their family over the next 30 years.

Marion Ruth Scatchard

Marion Scatchard 082819 onlineMarion died peacefully on August 19, 2019 with her nephew, Mark by her side in Michigan. Age 96 ? years young. A great woman who will be remembered for her youthful spirit and zest for life. A resident of Sunnyvale for 32 years. Born on Feb. 26, 1923 in Detroit, Michigan, of polish ancestry. Her family came first, even though she lived in CA. She made many trips back to visit for birthdays, holidays and special occasions. Survived by her nephew Mark (Diana) Sikorski, great nephew Christopher, nieces Jennifer, Lauren, and Meagan. 6 great great nephews Nicholas, Brendan, Justin, Joseph, D.J. and Asher. Also survived by her “California Family” made up of many loving friends. Preceded in death by her mother Mamie, husband Tom, brother Robert Sikorski, nephew Rob Sikorski. Marion's career in the electronic industry spanned 60 yrs, retiring at the age of 79. She began with PC Circuit Board Assembly, working her way up to Lead and then gradually moved on to management for Inventory Control, Shipping/Receiving and Maintenance. A great team leader and teacher for many, especially the young people who worked for her.

Claudia Davis

Claudia Davis 082819 onlineClaudia Davis of Mountain View, California passed away August 19, 2019 at the age of 77. Claudia was born Claudia Cortese August 5, 1942 to Nick and Eva Cortese in Albany, California. Claudia grew up in Richmond where the family operated car dealerships. Claudia was exposed to the business world through the family business which benefited her throughout life. She also developed an appreciation of the arts through her mother and aunt Madeline Williams at the Richmond Arts Center. Claudia attended University of the Pacific where she met Steve Davis whom she married in 1964. She went on to become a flight attendant for TWA Airlines and later worked as a medical secretary for a local ophthalmologist. Claudia owned and operated Expressions, a fine arts and crafts store in Los Altos with close friends Gretchen McPhail and Mary Bourqin from around 1983 to 1993. As local merchants all three women participated in the Los Altos Downtown Village Association board and the Arts and Wine Festival. Later in life Claudia worked for Renault and Handley, a Palo Alto commercial real estate firm from 1999 to 2013 when she retired.

Wedding: Anne Robinson and Gary Waldeck


Anne Robinson and Gary Waldeck

Anne Robinson and Gary Waldeck were married June 29 at their home, in a ceremony officiated by Lorrie Lester.

The couple met online exactly three years before their wedding day.


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