Anita Burdman Feferman
July 27, 1927 - April 9, 2015
Anita Burdman Feferman died peacefully at the age of 87 in hospice care at her home, to the surprise of many who thought her invincible. Professionally, she was noted as the author of two highly praised biographies, and personally as a vibrant, stylish, athletic, direct, spontaneous, engaging and engaged human being. She was a loyal friend to young and old; to her family she was sine qua non as a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother. Born in Los Angeles, Anita Feferman attended Hollywood High School, UCLA and the University of California at Berkeley, from which she graduated in 1948 with a B.A. After working as a teacher on a pediatric psychiatric ward in San Francisco she returned to the university in Berkeley for a degree in education, and then taught to her constant satisfaction in the Oakland elementary school system. In 1956 she moved to the Peninsula with her husband Solomon Feferman, who had just joined the faculty of Stanford University in the departments of mathematics and philosophy. They came with two very young daughters and so Anita traded teaching for raising a family. Always a serious reader and natural storyteller, in her 40s she took writing courses...
Franklin Howard Olmsted
Nov. 23, 1921 - March 14, 2015
Palo Alto, California
Franklin enjoyed a long and useful life. He was born in Los Angeles as the oldest child of Franklin Osburn Olmsted and Geraldine Ines LaFetra. Brothers Richard and Gerald joined them in 1930. In September 1942, he enlisted in the Navy; in December, graduated from Pomona College; and in April, was commissioned ensign and found himself teaching navigation and close-order infantry drill (!) and other classes to older officers and midshipmen at Fort Schuyler in the Bronx. (He was called the petulant boy wonder by his Navy friends, he learned later.) In June 1945, he began training for amphibious landing in Japan at Oceanside and Camp Pendleton. In August, Hiroshima and Nagasaki ended all that. His last job in the Navy was taking care of the boats that moved sailors from boat to shore in San Francisco Bay. He then spent two years studying and teaching at Pomona College and at Claremont Graduate School, where he earned a master's degree in 1948. He went to work for the U.S. Geological Survey in 1949. Franklin and Jean Walls Morosco were married in 1955. Daughter Ann was born in 1956 and son Warren in 1959. The family moved for work reasons from Auburn, California, to East Landsdown...
Feb. 13, 1939 - April 25, 2015 Pescadero, California
James Richard Weersing, 76, died surrounded by family on Saturday, April 25, 2015, in San Francisco. Born on February 13, 1939, in Los Angeles, CA, Jim received both his BA (1960) and MBA (1962) from Stanford University. A successful entrepreneur and businessman, Jim had a career that spanned mor...
Andrew J. Kruep
May 12, 1990 - April 18, 2015 Los Altos Hills, California
Andrew Joseph Kruep of Los Altos Hills, California, died instantly from injuries sustained in a car accident near Lockwood, California, on April 18, 2015. He was 24. He was a front seat passenger in a rollover accident in a rugged mountainous area of Monterey County. He is survived by his parents...
Joseph B. Franzini
Nov. 10, 1920 - April 15, 2015 Palo Alto, California
Joseph B. Franzini -- beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend of many -- passed away peacefully on April 15, 2015, in Palo Alto. Joe was a friendly, intelligent, active man who was genuinely interested in others, always ready with a gentle chuckle and kind word. With hi...
William E. Frye
June 20, 1917 - April 15, 2015 Palo Alto, California
Bill Frye passed away at home on April 15 at home. He was born in Detroit, Michigan, of immigrant Swedish parents. He grew up in Danville, Illinois, and earned a B.S. degree in physics from University of Illinois and a Ph.D. from University of Chicago, where he met his future wife, Betty, on a blind...