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George N. Browning
April 21, 1926 - March 22, 2014
Palo Alto, California

George Browning was a long time resident of Palo Alto; he died while staying with his son in Atascadero, Calif. George was born in San Francisco, and served at the end of WWII. He then attended the University of California at Berkeley. Upon graduation he was hired by Varian Corporation where he worked for 37 years. Upon retirement George took on many civic activities in Palo Alto. He volunteered at the Palo Alto Police Department for 20 years. He was a neighborhood leader in Charleston Gardens, organizing the e-mail tree and block parties. He also worked with the Emergency Preparedness group and Palo Alto Neighborhoods. George is survived by his partner of 28 years Jean Wilcox, his brother Pete, his son Curtis (Anna), two step-daughters Kina Sullivan (John) and Pam Kaiser (Ron), grandchildren, step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren. George led an interesting life; he loved people and got on well with everyone. Needless to say we will all miss him very much....

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Leta S. Miller
Sept. 30, 1923 - April 9, 2014 Palo Alto, Calif., California

Leta Skaug Miller, a resident of Palo Alto, passed away at Stanford Hospital on April 9, 2014, with many of her family at her bedside. She was born on Sept. 30, 1923, in Fargo, N.D., the second of three sisters. She spent her childhood and young adulthood in Rio Linda, Calif., at that time a small ...

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Ruth A. Donnelly
June 25, 1931 - April 7, 2014 Palo Alto, California

Ruth Ann Donnelly, a resident of Palo Alto, passed away on April 7, 2014. She was 82. Ruth was born in Worchester, Mass., on June 25, 1931, graduated from Norwood High School in 1948, and finished her education at Bridgewater Teachers College, earning a bachelor's of science degree in Education. ...

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Warren J. Kidder
July 18, 1935 - April 6, 2014 Grass Valley, California

Warren Jack Kidder, 75, sadly has passed on April 6 of this year. He was born July 18, 1935, in Palo Alto and attended Mayfield School, Jordan Jr. High and Palo Alto High Schools. "Jack" was employed by the County of San Mateo as a draftsman for 12 years before he became part owner with Elmer Berlin...

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Carol S. Hyde
June 16, 1960 - April 2, 2014 Palo Alto, California

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