Joseph Kaspar

Joseph Kaspar online 052219Dec.15, 1924 - May 3, 2019 Joe Kaspar, born Joseph Charles Kaspar, passed away on May 3, 2019, at the age of 94. He is survived by his six children: Charles (Bonnie) Kaspar, Jeannie Solomon, Susan Thompson, Karen (John) Hayden, Roger (Ruth) Kaspar, and Kathy (Fred Konkel) Kaspar. He is also survived by 18 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren, as well as his sister Mary Kaspar of Baldwin, New York. Joe was born on Long Island, New York, on Dec. 15, 1924, to Charles and Mary Kaspar. A resident of Los Altos for 50+ years, he came to the West Coast after serving in the U.S. army for three years during World War 2. While attending Phoenix Junior College he met his wife, Adell King. They were married on Jan. 25, 1947. Sadly, Adell passed away in 2017 after 70 years of marriage. Joe attended Arizona State College, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and engineering. Joe and Adell then moved to California so Joe could attend the business school at Stanford University, where he completed his M.B.A. in 1951.

Doris Anne Spencer

Doris Anne Spencer online 051519December 31, 1919 – April 22, 2019 Doris Anne Spencer, a long-time Los Altos Hills area resident, passed away peacefully on April 22, 2019. She was 99 years old. Anne was born on December 31, 1919, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The daughter of a Baptist minister, Anne was raised with her brother and sister in the city. She attended the University of Pennsylvania and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the College for Women in 1941. She was an active member of Kappa Kappa Gamma. In the early 1950’s, Anne moved to Los Angeles and fell in love with California, which remained her home state for the rest of her life. She worked as a public relations executive for a financial company and a petroleum company. She then met and married Donald Spencer, who was at Stanford, and moved to the Bay Area, where she began her dream career as an estate appraiser, eventually settling in a hilltop house in Los Altos Hills.

Norman Duane Stauffer

Norman Duane Stauffer online 051519June 7, 1929 - April 24, 2019 Norman Duane Stauffer passed away peacefully after a long illness on April 24, 2019 with his wife and daughter by his side. Duane is survived by his daughter Nancy Augliera, son-in-law John Augliera and his two grandsons Anthony and Jason Augliera. Duane is also survived by his wife Mary Lou Stauffer, stepsons Mark, Bruce, Ross, Dale and six step-grandchildren, Alissa, Megan, Amanda, Tyler, Dylan and Brett McCourt. Duane was pre-deceased by wife Carol and son Randy Stauffer, brother Hal Stauffer and sister Margie Frenette. Duane served his country for four years during the Korean War. After 33 years, he retired from Proctor and Gamble as the San Francisco District Manager in Bar Soap Household Cleaning Products Division. During his career he was President of the Sales Managers Club in San Francisco.

Robert Howard McConnell

Robert Howard McConnell online 051519Resident of Los Altos May 2, 1933 – April 19, 2019 Bob McConnell passed away April 19 after a brief hospital stay, just shy of his 86thbirthday. Bob was born May 2, 1933, to Olive and Grenfall McConnell. He attended Oakland High School and the University of California, Berkeley, leaving Cal in 1954 to join the Air Force. He was the only member of his testing class to move on to pilot training, after which he attended officer training in Bainbridge, GA. It was during his initial assignment, in Libya, that he met his “first love” — a 1931 Fiat sports roadster that he restored, instilling a lifelong love of antique cars. After Libya, he was stationed in Japan, as well as Arizona, Florida, Michigan, and New York. He was honorably discharged in 1968 at the rank of captain with over 8,000 hours piloting the B-57. He returned to the Bay Area, employed by Pan American World Airways as a flight engineer.

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