Samuel Pesner, OD

Sam Pesner 103019 onlineJanuary 6, 1947 – October 16, 2019 Dr. Samuel Pesner was born in Hollywood, California. Sam attended Inglewood High School where he served as Senior Honor Board and Senior Class President. He was a member of the James K. Polk Fan Club. He then attended UCLA where he earned both Bachelor of Visual Science and Doctor of Optometry degrees from the Southern California College of Optometry. Sam was raised in Hawthorne and Inglewood, California. After graduation, Sam had no job and no money, so of course he went to Europe with classmates. During those early years Sam played lead guitar in local bands on his treasured 1957 Fender Telecaster. Lou and Sam were married and embarked on a life of travel and adventure. They spent six months traveling through 36 states and seven provinces of Canada in their 1971 VW Westfalia camper. When you spend six months side by side all day and night, you really get to know that person – and yourself.

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 www.spanglermortuary.com

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.


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