Myrna Toban Mitchner

Myrna Toban Mitchner online 050119Aug. 20,1933 - Apr. 13, 2019      Myrna Toban Mitchner passed away at the age of 85. She will be missed by Hyman Mitchner, her husband of 65 years; children Leslie, Seth (Nancy), Laura and Zale (Chloe); and grandchildren Jacqueline, Shannon, Megan, Daron and Brynna.    Myrna was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, and moved to the United States in 1953. She honored her parents, Eva and Louis Toban. Myrna supported the Jewish people in the Bay Area and in the State of Israel. One of Myrna’s great delights was travel with her husband. She enjoyed and supported the arts and, in her middle years, became a fine oil painter. Everyone who knew Myrna knew her delightful laugh, her sense of humor, and her kindness. Her memory will be a blessing.

Virisine Racumu

Virisine Racumu online 050119.JPG crop (she is on left)Virisine Racumu passed away, peacefully at home, on April 17, 2019. She was surrounded by her son, brothers, sisters, mother, nieces and nephews, all of whom were in Fiji, and participating in a novena with her via video call. Viri was born on February 16, 1961 on the island of Taveuni, Fiji. She was the fifth of ten children, the third oldest girl. She attended primary and secondary school on Taveuni. As a young girl she loved playing netball, a sport she continued into her adulthood. Playing netball afforded her the opportunity to compete throughout Fiji, which ignited her life long love of travel and adventure. As there was no college on the island, a family friend taught her how to type. With this skill, she obtained employment, as a clerk, at the the Wairiki parish office.

Patricia (Patti) Hirschbek

Patricia (Patti) Hirschbek online 050119Patricia (Patti) Hirschbek, 86 - Our beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, of Mountain View, CA died on Easter Day, April 21, 2019 after a short illness. She was born in Webster City, IA on March 16, 1933, the daughter of Lawrence Floyd Leopold and Rigmor Elizabeth Madsen. Patti retired from the banking industry and was a Branch Manager for San Francisco Federal Savings and Loan in Los Altos for many years. She earned several awards in her profession. Patti was a wonderfully outgoing, caring person who made many friends over the years. She was a member of the Cupertino De Oro Club and Los Altos Garden Club where she held many board positions over the years. She also enjoyed volunteering for the Mountain View Center for Performing Arts.

Dolores 'Dodie' Alexander: Led formation of Community Health Awareness Council


Mrs. Alexander

Dolores “Dodie” Alexander, a longtime community leader and co-founder of the Community Health Awareness Council, died March 20 in Penn Valley. Mrs. Alexander was 88.

The mother of five children, the former Los Altos resident was the key force behind the formation of CHAC in 1973, a time when the drug culture was beginning to impact local schools. CHAC has grown into an influential nonprofit counseling organization that has served thousands of local students and parents over the course of its 46-year history.


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