Gary Ivan Aknin

Gary Aknin onlineGary Ivan Aknin “His Story” December 30, 1958-July 9, 2020 Gary Ivan Aknin was born on December 30, 1958, the first child of Charles Aknin and Ann Robbins Aknin in Manhattan, New York. Gary lived the first few years of his life in Manhattan on Central Park West, and always considered himself a New Yorker. Gary spent his youth in Rye, Westchester County, NY, close to John Jay’s family home and on the Long Island Sound. Gary graduated high school from Fenster boarding school in Arizona and has kept in contact with friends he made in Tucson to this day. Upon graduation he moved with his parents to Beverly Hills and San Marino, California. He worked at his father’s restaurant, “Charles V”, in downtown Los Angeles, as well as his grandfather Lester Robbins’ construction company building a Bob’s Big Boy restaurant in New Jersey. Deciding that being a waiter or a laborer was not for him, he attended Menlo College where he not only received his BS in Business Administration but also met his wife, Laurie Ann Merta. They were married in 1981 (and celebrated their 39th anniversary last month).

Anthony "Tony" Del Gaudio, Jr.

Anthony Del Gaudio,Jr onlineMarch 14, 1938 – July 1, 2020 Beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, Anthony “Tony” J. Del Gaudio, Jr., 85, passed away peacefully on the evening of July 1 on the occasion of his 59th anniversary with his beloved wife, Joan, who was able to be by his side at Casa Alice in Mountain View. His two daughters, a son-in-law, and one of his granddaughters were also near him in his final hours. Born March 14, 1935 in Hartford, CT, Tony was the fourth of five children born to parents Anthony Sr. and Josephine. Soon after, they moved to the Bronx, NY, where Tony became a life-long Yankees fan, attending his first game in 1942.The family moved back to Hartford where Tony eventually graduated from high school, then served three years in the U.S. Army, stationed in Europe, before returning home to complete his B.S. in Business Education at Central Connecticut State College. During this time, he met Joan Ann Bronner in an income tax class and was immediately “Wowed!” by her perky energy and beautiful blonde hair. By 1960, they got their first jobs in the same high school business department where they taught side by side, thrilling their students when they returned from Christmas break to announce their engagement. Married at St. Thomas Catholic Church on the University of Connecticut campus in 1961, the couple welcomed their first daughter in 1963 after Tony completed his MBA at University of Arizona in 1962.

Dr. William James Stover

William Stover onlineDr. William James Stover passed away on June 11, 2020 at El Camino hospital after a long illness. He was born on July 1, 1943 in Scranton Pennsylvania, the only child of Russel J. Stover and Gwendolyn Williams. He is survived by his wife Dr. Mali Mann, his children, Dr.Andrea Parisa Mann, Ellen Vennola-Coloccia, Jussie Vennola-Stover and his grandchildren Mateus Bitdinger, Sorays Ava Bitdinger, Anna Coloccia and Rachel Coloccia. Dr. Stover had a brilliant and diverse career. After completing his master’s degree in International Relations and a Ph.D. in Political Science, he became a diplomat in the Foreign Service during the Vietnam War. When he returned, he decided the best way to positively impact future generations was through teaching. He joined the faculty at Santa Clara University in 1975. In his academic work, he focused on international conflict resolution, the role of the military in politics, and the role of technology in international relations. Dr. Stover wrote widely in his area of expertise and served as an editor of a number of journals including the International Journal of World Peace.

Beatrice J Teer

BeaTeer onlineBorn Beatrice Joy Gabriele January 31 1929 in Chicago Illinois, passed away at her home at The Terraces in Los Altos June 26th 2020. Bea grew up in Chicago and attended University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where she received a degree in Art. She worked at Stouffers Restaurant to pay for college. She produced and sold beautiful pottery while living in Old Town, and taught at the Art Institute. In 1954 she met and married Donald M Teer Jr. In Chicago. In 1957 they drove West for Don to start a career with Hewlett Packard and raise a family, settling in Los Altos California. They had 3 children, Paula, Lisa and Mac. Bea taught art classes as a substitute teacher in Los Altos, a lifelong passion most recently teaching watercolor and oil painting at the Terraces.

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