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Patricia Pryor Cullen
Jan. 31, 1925 - Sept. 12, 2016
Palo Alto, California

Tags: public service

Patricia Pryor Cullen passed away on September 12, 2016 from natural causes at the age of 91. She was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and graduated from Emanuel College in 1945. After graduation she was employed by the Human Engineering Laboratory, an aptitude testing organization. In 1946 she moved to Chicago to head the laboratory in that city. It was there that she met and married her husband Mi...

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Frederick McKenzie Miller
March 19, 1931 - Sept. 10, 2016
Menlo Park, California

Tags: veteran

Frederick McKenzie Miller (Fred) passed away peacefully in his home with family by his side on September 10, 2016, following an eight-month battle with pancreatic cancer. Fred was born on March 19, 1931, in Peoria, Illinois, and graduated from Episcopal High School in Alexandra, Virginia in 1949. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1953, where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. F...

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Harriet Meyer Quarre
March 4, 1927 - Sept. 9, 2016
San Francisco, California

Tags: arts/media

HARRIET MEYER QUARRÉ The light of San Francisco dimmed a bit on September 9th when Harriet Meyer Quarré passed away peacefully at her home at the age of 89. The youngest child of Wilson and Mabel (Mimi) Meyer, Harriet is predeceased by her brothers, George Wilson Meyer, who died serving his country in 1945; and Jeffery Wilson Meyer, who died in 2006 after a life devoted to music, the nat...

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Antonette Kavanaugh
May 31, 1930 - Sept. 9, 2016
Atherton, California
Antonette "Lil" Josephine Kavanaugh died peacefully Sept. 9 at Webster House in Palo Alto, with her family by her side. Lil was born in Netcong, NJ, to Peter and Antonette Melillo. She graduated from St. Barnabus School of Nursing in 1950. She moved to CA in 1951, after marrying Clarence Kavanaugh. They were married 42 years, until his death in 1993. She was an RN at Stanford Hospital, a...

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David Hill Keyston
Aug. 2, 1925 - Sept. 6, 2016
Carmel, California

Tags: veteran, business, public service

David Hill Keyston passed away peacefully September 6, 2016, at the accomplished age of 91. Born August 2, 1925 in Burlingame, California to Hazel Elander and George Noel Keyston, David loved the San Mateo Peninsula and contributed much to its prosperity and development in the 1960's, 1970's and 1980's, with his brother, George Noel Keyston, Jr. through Anza Pacific Corporation. After his ser...

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John Curtis Shenk
July 22, 1942 - Sept. 1, 2016
Atherton, California
John Curtis Shenk was Elevated to Glory on September 1, 2016. His ever-present love and peace were fueled by his strong faith and his desire to be used by God to love others. Born in San Francisco, California, on July 22, 1942, John was the third child of Sam and Sally Shenk. He attended Lick-Wilmerding High School, where his kicking/punting skills were notable. He became one of, if not the b...

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Jacqueline Berman
Dec. 29, 1930 - Aug. 29, 2016
Palo Alto, California

Tags: teacher/educator, public service

Jacqueline "Jackie" Berman died peacefully on August 29th, 2016, at her home in Palo Alto, CA. Jackie was born to Dora and Emanuel Kotkin in Los Angeles on December 29, 1930. Her mother was a schoolteacher in Watts, and her father ran a plastics factory, working hard through the Depression to give Jackie a comfortable childhood. As a child, Jackie enjoyed acting in the theatre and spending summer...

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Theodore Jacob
Jan. 25, 1943 - Aug. 22, 2016
Palo Alto, California

Tags: teacher/educator

Theodore (Ted) Jacob passed away peacefully in his sleep in his home in Palo Alto on Aug. 22, 2016, following a seventh-month battle with cancer. Born in New York City, Ted grew up in Los Angeles and graduated from the University of California-Berkeley. After earning his doctorate in psychology from the University of Nebraska, he served as a tenured faculty member in the Departments of Psychol...

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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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Adelyne P. Lange
May 3, 1922 - Aug. 15, 2016
Palo Alto, California
Adelyne P. Lange, a long-time resident of Palo Alto, died August 15 at her home. Adelyne was born in Conway, Pennsylvania in 1922 to Domenic and Roseann Catalucci. She was the youngest daughter and one of ten siblings. Adelyne obtained both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Columbia University. Adelyne moved to Palo Alto and was employed, for many years, by Stanford University as a...

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JoAnne Breitmeyer
March 25, 1947 - Aug. 14, 2016
Palo Alto, California
JoAnne Breitmeyer passed away in Palo Alto on August 14 at the age of 69 after a long illness. After attending the University of Texas and Boston University, JoAnne’s first job was at the Pentagon. After that she moved to Mountain View to begin her career in the high tech industry, starting at Fairchild Semiconductor, where her lifelong friendship with Edwin Turney, a founder of Advanced Micro D...

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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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