Dr. Philip “Phil” Hordiner

Dr. Philip Hordiner 040319 online.jpeg he is the one in middle crop outAccomplished and innovative dentist, Dr. Philip “Phil” Hordiner passed away peacefully in his sleep at 2 AM Friday, March 15th at his Los Altos, California home. He was 86 years old. Phil is survived by his daughter Kim Hunter, son-in-law Larry Gordon, grandson Jordan Etem, and his brothers Dr. Michael Leonard and Charles Hordiner. Much loved by his family, professional staff, and patients, Phil was born October 31, 1932 in Flushing New York, the eldest son of Esther and Nathan Hordiner. He received his formal education at the University of Arizona, Tucson and Northwestern University Dental School in Chicago. He arrived in San Francisco in 1958, opened his own dental practice in The City in 1960 before retiring 40 years later.

Wedding: Dr. Ashton Nielson and Vincent Grosso

Vincent Grosso and Dr. Ashton Nielson

Dr. Ashton Rose Nielson and Vincent Robert Grosso were married Jan. 25 in a small ceremony at the Grosso home in Saratoga.

The couple met as freshmen at St. Francis High School.

Scouting News: Troop 80 honors new Eagle Scout


Local Boy Scout Troop 80 recently honored its latest Eagle Scout, Will Fitch.

Fitch was a Cub Scout in Pack 105 before he joined Troop 80. As a Scout, he backpacked, rock climbed and canoed throughout California, and camped out more than 175 nights. He served as patrol leader for four terms and as senior patrol leader for three terms.

Linda Willey Meyer

Linda Meyer 032719 onlineNovember 4, 1970 – February 10, 2019 Linda Willey Meyer, 48, passed away peacefully at home with her family at her side on Sunday, February 10, 2019 after a two-year battle with ovarian cancer. Linda was born in Monterey, CA to Allan Willey and Kitty Merz. She was raised in Palo Alto, California, graduating from Gunn High School before earning her BA degree from San Diego State University. After college, Linda lived in Toronto and Palo Alto before settling in Chicago for ten years. During her time in Chicago, she worked in the investment industry, earned an MBA from Loyola University and met and married her husband Joel Meyer. Linda and Joel moved to California in 2004. There, they have raised three children, Kira (14), Liam (11) and Jack (9) and lived in Los Altos since 2008. At the time of her passing, Linda was a Managing Director at Silicon Valley Bank in Menlo Park. Linda was fun-loving, kind, loyal, funny, compassionate, hard-working and a good listener.

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