, a lifelong musician and longtime resident of Stanford who began playing the French horn in the Cleveland Women's Symphony while still in high school and later participated in a variety of Stanford University music ensembles and taught French horn to scores of Peninsula residents, died in her sleep on Feb. 1. She was 91; Rodney Harper Washburn
, a resident of Atherton who was part of the U.S. Air Force team that provided logistical support for the Berlin Airlift in post- World War II Germany, died on Feb. 13. He was 92; Louis Steven Paponis
, a resident of Atherton who received a Purple Heart after serving in combat in France as part of the 44th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army National Guard, died on Feb. 17. He was 98; Mary Ann "Mimi" Webb
, a longtime resident of Palo Alto and community volunteer who served as a substitute teacher in the Palo Alto Unified School District and taught English to foreign students and their spouses at Stanford University; died on March 2. She was 88; Steven Thomas Ross
, a resident of Portola Valley who took early retirement and became an active community volunteer at several nonprofits including the YMCA and Downtown Food Closet, died on March 8. He was 79; John "JP" Peterson
, a longtime chef and resident of Mountain View who worked as executive chef at Pebble Beach and Stanford Park Hotel before opening Henry's Restaurant in downtown Palo Alto, died on Feb. 27. He was 74; Vincent Cortez
, a former resident of Mountain View who volunteered at the Sunnyvale Community Services food bank after retiring from a career as a Peninsula facilities manager, died on Feb. 8. He was 87.
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