Josef Gebhard Duller

Josef Gebhard Duller was born on October 11, 1931 in Amtzell, Germany to Josef and Anna Duller. Joe went to his heavenly home on January 3, 2020. He grew up with four beloved siblings: Herma, Bruno, Wilfried, and Artur.    Joe became a cabinet maker and met his late wife of 61 years, Agnes of Rorschach, Switzerland when he worked for her family’s cabinet shop. In 1954, Joe migrated to the United States to start a new life in Los Altos, CA. Agnes soon followed where they married and raised their four children: Peter, Joe, Mark, and Gabriele. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather.    Joe was a man of strong faith with his family being his main priority. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping. Everyone knew him as a strong and hard-working man, who worked on his 42-acre property well into his 80’s. 

Alexander J. Traficanti

Al Traficanti 012920 onlineOctober 26, 1931-January 18, 2020 Al Traficanti passed away after a long and distinguished legal career and a record of outstanding service to his community. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather, and an honorable advocate who endeavored to be fair, demonstrated a genuine respect for all and did so with humility and integrity. A memorial service to be held at a later date.

Donald Henry Filippini

Donald Filippini onlineDonald Henry Filippini, 89, of Los Altos, passed away on January 18, 2020, in San Jose, California. Affectionately known as Don, Donny, Dad, Grandpa, and “my sweetheart,” Don was born in Petaluma, California on June 10, 1930. Don served in the U.S. Army from June 1953 to June 1955 where he was stationed at Fort Bragg and in Germany. After graduating from UC Berkley with a BA in Mathematics he began his career as a high school math teacher. Don later earned his Master of Arts in Mathematics. Donald was a loving husband, a great dad, and a wonderful grandfather. He was loved by everyone who knew him as he had a kind heart and was willing to help anyone in need. Don was a true teacher and a true “MacGyver.” There wasn’t anything he couldn’t do or fix! Sometimes a bit slow for mom, but no one could have done it better! Don was a man of honor and respect. He stood for what was right and truthful. He would never bend the truth and was well respected for that. Don spent his working years as a high school math teacher in the Sequoia Union High School district.

Anniversary: Kay and Don Willoughby, 60 years

Kay and Don Willoughby
Kay and Don Willoughby

Kay and Don Willoughby of Los Altos celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Nov. 28.

The couple met at a dental office in Palo Alto. where Kay worked as a dental hygienist and Don was her patient.

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