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Norman H. Dyson
Sept. 27, 1937 - Oct. 10, 2014
Palo Alto, California

A longtime Palo Alto resident, Norman passed away peacefully on Oct. 10 after losing his battle with pancreatic cancer. Born in Manchester, England, in 1937, he earned his B.Sc. in chemistry from The University of Leeds in 1959, followed by a Ph.D. in 1962. In October 1959 he married Elaine, his childhood sweetheart and the love of his life. Upon completing his Ph.D., he and Elaine boarded the RMS Sylvania and set sail from Liverpool to New York to spend a "few years" in America and see what it was really like. After completing postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and the School of Pharmacy at the University of California, San Francisco, Norman settled into a long and successful career in organic chemistry research with Syntex Corporation in Palo Alto (eventually acquired by Roche) before retiring in 2007. In addition to being a gifted chemist, Norman was also a devoted husband and family man. His happiest moments were spent with Elaine; their sons Stephen and Matthew; daughter-in-law Lisa; grandsons Colin, Spencer and Dylan; and a large extended family of friends commonly referred to as The English Mob. A Manchester United fan since his youth,...

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Marguerite C. Malgoire
April 28, 1920 - Oct. 19, 2014 Woodside, California

Marguerite C. (Marge) Malgoire, 94, passed away at home on October 19 after complications from surgery to repair a broken hip. She was a long-time resident of Woodside. Her parents bought a small parcel of land there after spending summers camping at the creek behind what is now Woodside Element...

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David S. Nivison
Jan. 17, 1923 - Oct. 16, 2014 Los Altos, California

David S. Nivison, 91 years old, and a resident of Los Altos, California since 1952, died Oct. 16, 2014 at home. His neighbors had recently honored him as the “Mayor of Russell Ave., in recognition of 62 years of distinguished living” on that street. He was born January 17, 1923 in Farmingdale, M...

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Lena Levinson
June 21, 1912 - Oct. 14, 2014 Palo Alto, California

Lena Levinson passed away Tuesday, Oct. 14, at the age of 102, at her residence in Palo Alto. She died peacefully in her sleep. Lena was born and raised in Chicago. She graduated from the Mount Sinai Hospital School of Nursing, and served as a U.S. Army Nurse in the Pacific Theater in World War ...

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Margaret "Meg" Reed O'Malley
Feb. 15, 1923 - Oct. 12, 2014 Palo Alto, California

A longtime resident of Palo Alto, Meg was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was an accomplished painter and professional designer, generous volunteer in the art and school communities, vibrant friend and extraordinary hostess. She passed away peacefully in Napa, California. Born Margare...

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