Publication Date: Wednesday, July 28, 2004
(July 28, 2004) Reginald Ausmus
Reginald Lowell Ausmus, a resident of Portola Valley since 1960, died at home July 18. He was 77.
Mr. Ausmus was born in Oregon and grew up in the Santa Clara Valley. He served with the U.S. Army in the Panama Canal Zone in World War II.
Mr. Ausmus was an engineer with Westinghouse Corp. in Sunnyvale for 45 years. He enjoyed photography and hiking, say family members.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Ausmus of Portola Valley; a sister, Darleen Dockins of Stayton, Oregon; six children, Jack Ausmus of Ridgecrest, California, Walter Ausmus of Henderson, Nevada, Regina Constancio of Henderson, Nevada, Raymond Ausmus of Indian Springs, Nevada, Catherine Gurierrez of Fontana, California, and Garidon Ausmus of Denver, Colorado; and 15 grandchildren.
Private services have been held. Donations in his memory may be made to: Pathways Home Health Hospice, 201 San Antonio Circle, Suite 135, Mountain View, CA 94040.
Carriage House Foods founder
Albert R. Basini, a longtime resident of Atherton, died July 16. He was 89.
Mr. Basini was born in San Francisco and graduated from the University of San Francisco. He was co-chairman and founder of National Preserve Co. (Carriage House Foods), past president of The Foodsters, a board member of the CYO, a charter member of Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club, and a Sequoia Hospital Foundation supporter. He was also an outdoorsman and golfer.
Mr. Basini is survived by his wife of 64 years, Esther; his children, Buzz Basini of Livingston, Montana, and Donna Hirschbein of San Carlos; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A funeral Mass was held July 19 at Church of the Nativity, Menlo Park. Memorials in Mr. Basini's name may be made to the Sequoia Hospital Foundation Fund, 170 Alameda, Redwood City, CA 94062. Arrangements were under the direction of Woodside Chapel of Crippen & Flynn, Redwood City.
Albert T. Cook
Longtime Woodside resident
Albert T. Cook, a resident of Woodside since 1962, died July 20. He was 91.
Born in San Francisco, Mr. Cook graduated from Stanford University with a bachelor's degree in 1934 and a law degree in 1939. While at Stanford, he met and married Margaret Munro. Mrs. Cook, his wife of 63 years, died in 2002.
Mr. Cook practiced law in San Francisco until 1941. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy, where he achieved the rank of lieutenant commander. Following the war, he owned and managed Brookdale Lodge in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
In 1950 the Cook family moved to Atherton, and later to Woodside. Mr. Cook was the founder of a real estate development business, Cook Properties, with offices in Mountain View.
Mr. Cook enjoyed the theater, getting together with friends and family, and traveling the world, say family members. He was an avid golfer and a member of the Menlo Golf and Country Club since 1956. He was a loyal supporter of Stanford sports, say family members.
Mr. Cook is survived by three sons, Bob of Encino, Bill of Redwood City, and Gary of Los Altos.
Private services were held under the direction of Woodside Chapel of Crippen & Flynn.
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