Patrick Colonel Suppes
March 17, 1922 - Nov. 17, 2014
public service, business, teacher/educator, arts/media, veteran
Dr. Patrick Colonel Suppes, the Lucie Stern Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Stanford University, died peacefully in his campus home surrounded by family on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. He was 92.
Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on March 17, 1922, Pat quickly distinguished himself as a gifted and charming student. Pat spent one year at the University of Tulsa and one year at the University of Oklahoma. I...
Louis B. Kavanau
Feb. 18, 1931 - Nov. 14, 2014
Palo Alto, California
Louis Kavanau -- beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend -- died peacefully on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014.
Lou was born in New York City on Feb. 18, 1931, attended New York City schools and graduated from the City College of New York. He later earned an MBA from Fairleigh Dickenson University.
He lived in Palo Alto for over 40 years and was an avid tennis player and a dedicated voluntee...
June 3, 1948 - Nov. 12, 2014
San Juan Capistrano, California
Steve Freese was born on June 3, 1948, and died on Nov. 12, 2014 from complications due to lung cancer. His wife, Laura Smyth Freese, and daughters, Corine Freese, Shauna Freese and Alexa Freese Wiley were by his side, along with other friends and relatives.
He grew up in Palo Alto, attending Crescent Park Elementary School, Jordan Junior High School and Palo Alto High School.
Though Steve a...
Philip Gibson Hodge
Nov. 9, 1920 - Nov. 11, 2014
Palo Alto, California
teacher/educator, arts/media, veteran
Professor Philip G. Hodge Jr., member of the National Academy of Engineering and recipient of numerous awards in his field, died peacefully on Nov. 11, 2014 in Sunnyvale, California, with his daughter and granddaughter by his side. Professor Hodge was a key contributor to plasticity theory and published five books on the subject, several of which were translated into other languages. His research ...
Barney Lim was born in Rochester, MN, to Dr. Richard and Catherine Lim on August 4, 1954, and he was the second of nine children. His family lived in Winnipeg, Canada, before relocating to Santa Barbara.
Barney graduated with honors from UC Davis and received his Doctorate in Dentistry from UCLA. After graduating from UCLA, Dr. Lim attended the periodontal residency at the University of Was...
Former Palo Alto resident Douglas Daniel Albert Naylor, 70, passed away on Nov. 9, hours after he was struck by a car while crossing Pacific Coast Highway by Big Rock in Malibu.
He was born on March 30, 1944, in Keswick, Iowa. After the death of his mother the family moved to their Uncle Tiny's ranch, Naylor & Son's, in Riverside, California when he was 9. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy at the ag...
George Matthew Liddicoat, son of Mary Jo and George Liddicoat, passed away suddenly Sunday evening, Nov. 9.
Matt was a longtime resident of Palo Alto and attended Wilbur Middle school (now known as JLS) and was a Cubberley graduate class of '77. He went on to University of California at Santa Barbara and graduated as a Geology & Geophysics major. Matt found the love of rugby while at UCSB and c...
March 31, 1952 - Nov. 6, 2014
Palo Alto, California
public service, business
Dan Dykwel -- beloved husband and father, sincere friend and devoted community leader -- passed away Nov. 6 at Stanford Hospital, surrounded by his family.
Dan believed in Palo Alto and committed himself to making our community a better place. He served children and our public schools as president of the district-wide PTA Council, president of the Paly PTSA, member of the PAUSD Program Review C...
Albin "Al" Slakis, a resident of Palo Alto and Mountain View and formerly of Illinois, died on Oct. 30 in Palo Alto, California. He was 89.
Al was born on July 5, 1925, in Chicago, Illinois. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a hospital corpsman. Al later graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Food Technology and worked in both the pharmaceutical and food indu...
Ronnie, We miss you more than life itself! We are comforted knowing you are cared for, and at peace with God, Mom, and Dad. You fought your most difficult battle of life for four long months; we witnessed your strong will to live and bravery for family. We are a "Family Forever"; proud and honored to be your siblings. Just a week ago you expressed to us, you would never give up, and beat your canc...
Thomas Edwards Kirkbride died peacefully at home in the late evening of October 28, after a courageous year battling leukemia.
Born in Dover, New Hampshire, he was the only child of Joseph and Dee Kirkbride.
He graduated from Quincy (MASS) High School in 1949, and the University of New Hampshire in 1953, with an ROTC commission as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force in Germany. This w...