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Lyford "Brownie" Combs
June 23, 1920 - Aug. 18, 2016
Palo Alto, California

Tags: veteran

Lyford “Brownie” Combs died peacefully at Vi, Palo Alto on August 18, surrounded by his loving family. A Marine and master mechanic, a golfer and grandfather, a tremendous storyteller and ballroom dancer, Brownie lived every moment of his 96 rich years. Brownie was born in Corning, Missouri. He joined the United States Marine Corps, and in 1939 began his proud service as part of the Greate...

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Nicholas Jenkins
Jan. 2, 1983 - Aug. 11, 2016
Menlo Park, California

Tags: sports

Nick Jenkins, 33, a lifelong resident of Menlo Park passed away August 11, 2016, after a 7-year battle with a brain tumor. Nick never complained while enduring multiple treatments and faced each setback with strength, dignity and a sense of humor. We will always remember Nick for his kindness and compassion for friends, children and animals. Nick graduated from M-A in 2001 and after wor...

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Darle Ann Maveety
Oct. 24, 1929 - Aug. 9, 2016
Palo Alto, California

Tags: arts/media, teacher/educator

Darle Ann Hermann Maveety died peacefully at her home at The Vi at Palo Alto. Darle was born in Astoria, Oregon to Otto Hermann and Marie Scuddings Hermann. She grew up in Portland, Oregon. Her father was a construction engineer that built the Yaquina Bay Bridge in Newport, Oregon, the St. John’s Bridge in Portland, Oregon, and the Bonneville Grand Coulee and Hungry Horse Dams among many othe...

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Robert (Bob) Everette Haeckl
Aug. 19, 1964 - Aug. 8, 2016
Mountain View, California
Bob Haeckl, a resident of Mountain View, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, August 8, 2016 from an undetected enlarged heart at the age of 51 while vacationing with his family at Lake Tahoe. He generously and whole-heartedly loved his family and friends. Robert (Bob) Everette Haeckl was born in Santa Clara, California on August 19, 1964 to parents Fred and Ann (Glendinning) Haeckl. His parent...

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Justin Manning Jacobs, Jr.
Aug. 28, 1933 - Aug. 7, 2016
Atherton, California
Justin Manning Jacobs, Jr., a beloved son, father, grandfather, brother, companion, and friend, lost his valiant battle with cancer on August 7, 2016. He was 82 years old. He passed peacefully at home with loved ones by his side. Justin was born August 28, 1933, in San Francisco to Justin Manning Jacobs and Nita Mae Jacobs. He graduated from Stanford University and served in the U.S. Army. ...

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Arnold T. Ambrosini
April 20, 1926 - Aug. 5, 2016
Palo Alto, California
Arnold T. Ambrosini, born April 20, 1926, in San Francisco, California, died on Aug. 5, 2016, at the age of 90, in Palo Alto. Arnie grew up in San Francisco, attended Lowell High School, then studied electrical engineering at University of California, Berkeley, where he met his future wife, Sylvia, through Cal’s student music groups, Glee Club and Treble Clef. During World War II, he serve...

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Robert Edwin Hintz
Dec. 13, 1948 - Aug. 4, 2016
Redwood City, California

Tags: veteran, business, public service

Robert (Bob) Edwin Hintz, age 67, succumbed to gastric cancer on Aug. 4, 2016, surrounded by loved ones in his home in Redwood City, CA. Born on December 13, 1948, in New Britain, CT, to Edward and Dorothy Hintz, Bob was the 2nd of 5 boys (Edward, Mike, Eric, and Arthur) who all loved sports and each other. Bob graduated from Cromwell High School, in Cromwell, CT, and then Hartford Institut...

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John Taber Differding
Nov. 1, 1933 - Aug. 3, 2016
Palo Alto, California
John T. Differding died August 3, 2016, in Palo Alto. A third generation California native, he was born November 1, 1933, in Richmond. He excelled as a high school student in Polson, Montana, and San Jose, California, before attending Stanford University. John graduated with honors from Stanford Medical School in 1959. After residencies at the University of California, San Francisco and the Univer...

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Pete Ashley Johnson
Dec. 13, 1941 - July 31, 2016
Clearlake, California
PETER (PETE) ASHLEY JOHNSON, 74, of Clearlake, California, passed away at Stanford Medical Center surrounded by his family on July 31, 2016. Pete was born on December 13, 1941, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to J. Theodore and Barbara (Salmon) Johnson. He was raised in California (Saratoga/Sunnyvale area). He graduated from Freemont High School and West Valley College. Pete began his ca...

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Archer "Duncan" King
April 29, 1937 - July 30, 2016
Auburn, California
Archer “Duncan” King, Jr. passed away July 30, 2016, at his home in Auburn, California, surrounded by family. Duncan lived the majority of his life in Palo Alto, California, graduating from Palo Alto High in 1955. After Palo Alto, he moved to Bodega Bay, finally retiring to Auburn to be close to family. He was many things: husband, father, grandpa, attorney, artist, fisherman and traveler...

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Ray Anthony Boulding
Dec. 11, 1955 - July 29, 2016
East Palo Alto, California

Tags: veteran

Ray A. Boulding, 60, was born on December 11, 1955. He died suddenly on July 29. He was a resident of East Palo Alto. Ray loved music, working out and riding his motorcycle. He was an employee of San Mateo County for over 20 years. He is survived by his wife Maudry, his daughters, Andrea and Victoria and his grandson Christopher....

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William Fred Dean
Sept. 30, 1954 - July 28, 2016
East Palo Alto, California

Tags: veteran, public service

William (Bill) Fred Dean was born to Annie Shelly Knight and Fred Harold Dean on September 30, 1954, in Oakland California, where he grew up. He passed July 28, 2016, at Stanford University Hospital in Stanford, California. Bill attended McClymonds High School in Oakland, graduating in 1972, where he was an excellent student and ran Varsity Track. He earned an academic scholarship to the Univ...

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Terrance Jon Gale
April 23, 1957 - July 26, 2016
Palo Alto, California

Tags: business

Terrance Jon Gale, known to us all as Terry, passed away of natural causes at his home on July 26th, 2016. Terry brought happiness and joy to his life partner Sheri, his two beloved children Jack and Anna, his brother Gregg and his many friends. Terry was a centrifuge for fun, bringing a vivacious spirit to every occasion. Widely admired for his work ethic and exceptional people skills, Terry had ...

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Willis T. Sperry
June 16, 1926 - July 20, 2016
Hughson, California

Tags: veteran, teacher/educator

Willis “Bill” Turner Sperry, age 90, passed away on July 20, 2016, in Hughson, California. Bill was born on June 16, 1926 in Algona, Iowa. He graduated from Greene High School. He graduated from Upper Iowa University with a bachelor's degree and received a Master’s degree from Drake University in Iowa. He was a World War II veteran and trained to be a pilot in the Naval Air Corps. H...

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Judith E. Allen
Jan. 25, 1921 - July 18, 2016
Palo Alto, California

Tags: arts/media

Judith E. Allen, a longtime resident of Palo Alto, passed away in Menlo Park at the age of 95. She is survived by her two daughters Kristina Pikke and Heidi Elise Allen; two grandchildren, Sean and Tristan Conway; and her beloved cats Tiggy and Maz. Judith was a native New Yorker, born in January 25, 1921, the eldest daughter of Norwegian immigrants and grew up on the Hudson River. She became ...

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