John Leslie Sly

John Sly 011520 onlineJohn Leslie Sly devoted father of three sons and loving husband of Pauline Sly passed away peacefully at his home on January 2, 2020 with family by his side. John is survived by two children Michael and Jonathan, daughters-in-law Belis and Brigitte, and grandchildren Fiona, Keira and Derin. He lost his youngest son, Anthony on July 31, 2012. John also has a half-brother, David Sly living in London, England, where John was born on September 28, 1929. John met Pauline in Derby, England and they were married in 1957. They eventually immigrated to the United States via the steam ship Liberte in 1959 and settled in Hingham, Massachusetts a suburb of Boston. While on the East Coast, John worked in media sales companies and also co-owned an art gallery in Hingham, the Bare Cove Gallery which Pauline helped to manage. John was a painter in his downtime and had a very good eye for local artistic talent displayed in the gallery. Sons, Michael and Jonathan were born in Massachusetts and the family enjoyed their time there until relocating to Los Altos, California in 1970.

Patricia Ellen Chay

Pat Chay 011520 onlineJune 16, 1953 - December 10, 2019 Resident of Los Altos Patricia Ellen Chovanec was born in 1953 in Oakland California. No one could pronounce her last name correctly so in 1975 she married Thomas Edward Chay and traded it for another last name that no one could pronounce correctly. Pat had several phases in her career, but her favorite was the many years she spent as a librarian for the Mountain View Los Altos school District. Her health forced her to resign from that job in 2011, Otherwise she probably would have still been doing it last month When you think of Pat you think of sewing. Teaching sewing classes, teaching her grandchildren to sew, making clothes, quilting, embroidering, shirts for many, but with matching underwear only for her husband Tom.

Jim Hoffman

James Hoffman 011520 onlineJames Edward Hoffman, age 80, died December 27, 2019 after a courageous battle with Alzheimer disease. Jim was born the son of Gilbert and Margaret Hoffman on December 13, 1939 in Cleveland, Ohio. Jim enjoyed living in Los Altos Hills where he moved in 1972. He was actively involved in the local horse scene supporting his wife and daughter's endeavors. He was also a regular at the Starbucks at Rancho where he had his daily coffee before walking his corgi. He volunteered his time at Fremont Hills Country Club where he served on the Board and as Chairman. Lastly, he spent many of his weekends following local sports where you would find him in the cheap end zone seats at a Stanford football game or listening to KNBR radio. Jim graduated from St. Edwards High School in Cleveland, Ohio and then attended University of Michigan where he received his Bachelor's Degree in Aeronautical Engineering.

Juliann Roberts

Juliann Roberts 011520 onlineJuly 23,1928----September 2, 2019 PALO ALTO After a fulfilling life Juliann passed away peacefully at home at the age of 91. She was surrounded in life by a large circle of family and friends. Judy, as she was known by all, was born in the very small farming town of Edgar, Montana. Growing up on the farm with her sister, Irene and 3 brothers (Lawrence, Duane and Willis), and expected to contribute to the farm’s success, helped forge her work ethic. Judy graduated in a very small class at Fromberg High School where she enjoyed playing on the basketball team. After graduation, Judy moved to San Francisco, following her older sister, Irene. There she met her husband, James Roberts. They moved to Palo Alto to start a family. Judy devoted her life to raising her 5 children. As the children grew up, she began a new phase in her life, and stepped back into the working world, beginning her 27 year career as an executive secretary for Ford Aerospace. Judy’s passions were dancing, baking and traveling.


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