Jeanne Jacques Straube (Nee Malicord)

JeanneStraubePic2 onlineJeanneStraubepic1 onlineOct. 15, 1928 - Feb. 28, 2020 Jeanne Straube, 91, passed away peacefully in her sleep on February 28th, 2020, at her home in Los Altos Hills, California. Jeanne was born on October 15, 1928 in Monessen, Pennsylvania and moved to Eagle Rock, CA with her mother, Janet Riddle Malicord (Norman), when she was nine. She loved being a ‘SoCal’ girl, enjoying swimming in the ocean, beach volleyball and trips to Mexico. She majored in French and English at UCSB (and also in ‘Boys’ as she liked to say). She was a Francophile at heart, continuing to study French, and traveling in France throughout her life. She taught 6th grade, but her fondest memories were flying for United Airlines where she was a flight attendant and lived in Chicago and NYC.

Stewart Wobber

Stewart Wobber online1925-2020 "A wonderful life beyond belief" Born in San Francisco in 1925 Stewart was a Graduate of San Jose State and a Navy Veteran. He served as President and CEO of Wobber Brothers Printing Co. for over 25 years, a business founded by his Grandfather in 1892. He sold the business, but remained in sales for 43 years. In business as in life, he was guided by integrity and faith. A gifted Salesman, he spread joy and laughter to others. He brought small gifts or toys to his customers and when he asked about their lives, he sincerely wanted to know. When he retired, he used his “God given talents to help others” by applying the lessons he learned in business in conjunction with his devout Christian beliefs. As President of Interfaith Network for Community Help (INCH), he obtained donations of Christmas gifts, furniture, over 50 cars and helped raise thousands of dollars for scholarships.

Russell Leroy Swigart

RussellLeroySwigart onlineResident of Sunnyvale 1/30/1932-3/10/2020 Beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, brother-in-law, and friend. Born in Chadron, Nebraska, Russ moved to Torrance, CA with his family during the Great Depression. He attended Torrance High School (graduating in 1949), where he played quarterback for the JV team and met his future wife, Pat. Russ and Pat married in 1951; shortly thereafter Russ began an accompanied stint in the US Navy, stationed in Corpus Christi, Texas. The Swigart family relocated to the Bay Area in 1965. Russ and Pat were active in the Foothills Tennis and Swim Club for many years. Russ worked for Syntex Labs and later co-owned Bayshore Fence Company with his business partner, Randy Lively. Russ attended many Torrance High reunions with Pat, and often with brother-in-law Wayne Eads, long-time resident of Torrance. He loved his weekly trips to Half Moon Bay for breakfast and strolls on the beach with his dog. Russ and Pat lived in Sunnyvale for more than 20 years. Russ is survived by Pat, his wife of 68 years, his daughter Susan, son Steven, brother-in-law Wayne Eads, grandchildren Erin Swigart, Michael Swigart, Michelle Swigart, and Evan Blumensweig, his great grandson Alexander Swigart, daughter-in-law Nicole Bloom, niece Andrea Eads, nephew Jason Eads, and many, many friends. We miss and remember your strong, stubborn, vigorous, singing spirit.

Rosemary (Kudrna) Catton

Obit Rosemary Catton 032520 onlineJuly 31, 1930-March 13, 2020 GREATEST MOM IN THE WORLD. Steve, Mary and Dave lost their mom early Friday March 13, 2020. We are devastated to lose our rock, our confidante, our best friend. The world is a different place for us now. We write this obituary/tribute about our mom because it is coming from our heart. We write it unapologetic in length. We write it because we loved her so much. Her life was full of highs and unspeakable tragedies…but our mom was strong and put one foot in front of the other and went on. We understand it’s a busy world. We are grateful if you can find time in your busy schedule so that you can read about this great lady. Maybe you can read some now and come back to it or just binge read it now. We want you to know how great our mom was. How strong our mom was. Born on July 31, 1930 in Alameda, California to two 100% Czechoslovakian Catholics, Emil and Olga Kudrna. Her parents had moved to Alameda from Omaha, Nebraska so that her father could open a new JC Penney store.

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