Palo Alto Weekly

Community Pulse - May 10, 2013

Harry Press memorial service

A celebration of Harry Press' life will be on Sunday, May 19 at 2 p.m. at Stanford's Sunken Diamond ballpark. He was a newspaperman in Anaheim, Palo Alto and, for the majority of his time, in San Francisco, working for the Anaheim Bulletin, Palo Alto News, San Francisco News, and finally the San Francisco Call-Bulletin. In 1966 he left his city editor position to return to his alma mater, Stanford University, where he worked for until 1989 as both editor of the Stanford Observer and managing director of the Knight Journalism Fellowships Program. He died on Feb. 6. He is survived by two of his children, daughter Tina, of Fayetteville, N.Y., and Tony, of Brisbane, Calif.; four grandchildren, Jessica, Patience, Katie and Andy; and four great-grandchildren, Keith, Clark, Finn and Georgia.

Contributions in his honor can be sent to the Friends of the Stanford Daily -- Harry Press Scholarship, and mailed to the Stanford Daily, 456 Panama Mall, Stanford, CA 943065. For details about his memorial service, please visit: http://knight.stanford.edu/harry-press

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