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Community Pulse - September 20, 2013


Shirley Rosenberg

Shirley Rosenberg — mother, grandmother, sister and friend — died on Aug. 23. She was born in Whittier, Calif. to Donald Strahl and Louise Hodgin Strahl on Sept. 8, 1933 and lived her early years in Santa Monica and Gilroy. She was eventually a resident of Ladera, Portola Valley for more than 50 years.

She graduated from San Jose State University in 1954, where she was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and the 1954 sweetheart of Sigma Chi. She worked with the Red Cross as a a social worker and met her future husband, Saul A. Rosenberg, when both were stationed at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Corona, Calif. They married in San Francisco in 1956 and had two children, Anne and David.

She was devoted to her husband, children and three grandchildren Zachary, Chloe and Sloan. She spent many days teaching Zachary how to fly fish at Lake Almanor and showed her granddaughters how to make Thanksgiving stuffing when they were two years old.

She was also a cook and baker and ran a catering business out of her home for many years, turning ou cakes, pies, tarts and cookies. Her desserts were served at many a wedding, engagement and birthday party. She also loved to garden, golf, and fly fish and did so with her many friends.

She is survived by her husband, Saul; two children, Anne (Greg) and David (Kritina); three grandchildren, Zachary, Chloe and Sloan; and sisters, Ona Driscoll and Susan Filice. She is preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Louise Strahl; and sisters, Linda and Christine. A small, private celebration will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice or to the Henry's Fork Foundation in Ashton, Idaho.

Anne Christy "Ancy" Fletcher

Anne Christy "Ancy" Fletcher died on Wednesday, Sept.18. She was a Palo Alto resident for 60 years. She was a mother to Vince, Lee, Gloria, Julie, Ted and Sandy and a grandmother to Alex, Nick, Christopher, Melissa, Clint, Tatiana, McKinley, Tessa and David. A memorial service will be held Friday, Sept. 27 at 1 p.m. at the First Congregational Church on 1985 Louis Road, Palo Alto.