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Steven English Keating
July 28, 1953 - May 16, 2016
San Mateo, California
Steve Keating, 62, of San Mateo, California, was a composer, musician, screenwriter and lover of life. He passed away on May 16, 2016, with his beloved Eileen Casey by his side. Steve shared his hearty laugh generously, and his smiling Irish eyes could light up a room. Although his wit was unceasingly intelligent, it was also inclusive; he had the uncommon ability to bring people together through ...

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Ernest Traugott
Aug. 18, 1920 - May 11, 2016
Los Altos, California

Tags: business

Ernie died peacefully at his home, just a few months short of his 96th birthday. Ernie had an amazing life. Born in Germany he and his family fled the Nazis soon after Kristallnacht in 1938, making their way to Manila in the Philippines then eventually to San Francisco. Having been an architecture student in Germany he continued that pursuit a bit in Manila but ultimately started an interior des...

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Margaret Fruth
March 25, 1951 - May 10, 2016
Palo Alto, California

Tags: arts/media, public service

Margaret Fruth, 65, died May 10, 2016, from complications related to a traumatic brain injury. Born March 25, 1951, in Indianapolis, Indiana, Margaret was the second eldest of three daughters and one son born to Carroll and Catharine (Hershey) Fruth. After moves to Smyrna, Georgia, and Burbank, California, the family settled in Palo Alto, California, in 1959. A 1969 graduate of Palo Alto High S...

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Iran Iranpour
Oct. 10, 1943 - May 10, 2016
Menlo Park, CA
Dr. Iran Iranpour, left us on May 10, 2016, in Menlo Park, California. She is survived by her husband of forty-nine years, Dr. Manouchehr Kavoosi. Iran was born in 1943 in Tehran, Iran, into a Zoroastrian family, mother Gohar and father Dinyar. She completed her Medical Doctorate at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. After finishing her residency in Dermatology in 1969, she started her prac...

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Nanette Figel Chapman
Feb. 29, 1936 - May 9, 2016
Atherton, California

Tags: public service

Nanette Figel Chapman of Woodside died on May 9, 2016. She was born to Elinore and Clifford Figel on Feb. 29, 1936, and she always looked forward to her "leap year" birthday. Nan was a fourth generation Californian on both sides of her family. Her first 24 years were spent in San Francisco, where she met and married her husband, Ron, with whom she shared the next 57 years of her life. Short...

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Freddie Maddalena
1929 - May 7, 2016
Palo Alto, California

Tags: business

Palo Alto restaurateur Freddie Maddalena, who brought a classy cabaret ambiance to downtown Palo Alto, died May 7 after a long struggle with Alzheimer's Disease. He was 87. Maddalena was born in Toronto, Canada, to Rosario and Georgina Maddalena. He started in the restaurant and entertainment business at the age of 16 to support his parents. He worked as a bus boy at the King Edward Hotel, he t...

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Jane Coladarci
June 8, 1920 - May 7, 2016
Yuba City, California
Jane B. Coladarci, 96, passed away quickly and peacefully (she would have insisted on nothing less) on May 7, 2016 in the company of her daughter and son. Jane was born in Allentown, PA, on June 8, 1920, to Francis Marion Bottenfield and Jane Richards Teese. She worked for IBM after graduating from Grove City College in 1942 with a degree in business education, and, in 1947, married Arthur P. C...

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Stephen Roy Miller
April 12, 1944 - May 6, 2016
Atherton, California
Stephen R. Miller ("Steve") of Atherton, CA, passed away peacefully in his home on May 6, 2016, surrounded by his family and friends, whom he loved with all his heart. He was 72 years old and was our hero. He is survived by his wife Terry, sons Steve Jr., Kevin and Scott, daughter Laurie Miller Scott, mother Nancy Miller, two sisters Sandra Rowe and Nancy Miller and 11 grandchildren. His 1...

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John Scott MacDaniels
Aug. 25, 1934 - May 4, 2016
Palo Alto, California
John Scott MacDaniels, a longtime resident of Palo Alto (but always an East Coast man at heart), died on May 4 from a heart attack. He was born in New York State in 1934 to Gertrude and Clarence MacDaniels (both deceased). In 1940 the MacDaniels family moved to Summit, New Jersey, where John spent his school years excelling in all sports, with baseball being his favorite. John's fondest memories w...

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Clive Morrison
Aug. 19, 1930 - May 3, 2016
Menlo Park, California
Clive Malcolm Morrison of Menlo Park, California, passed away peacefully on May 3, 2016, in Alameda at the age of 85. Clive was born in Rangoon, Burma on August 19, 1930. In Burma he worked as a ground-to-air operator for International Air Radio. In 1957, Clive immigrated to the United States, settling in Redwood City, California and later sent for his fiance from Burma, Daphne Turner, w...

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Lois Jean Larson
Jan. 24, 1927 - May 1, 2016
Atherton, California
Lois Jean Larson Lois Jean Larson, a longtime resident of Atherton, died May 1, 2016. She was 89. Lois was born in Huntington Park, California, to Walter and Rachel Aspenleiter. After high school she studied bookkeeping and secretarial skills. Her first job was with a bank in Los Angeles. At the age of 15, she met her future husband, John R. Larson, a Naval Seaman, studying at USC and s...

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Mary Elizabeth Stone
May 19, 1927 - April 29, 2016
Palo Alto, California

Tags: sports

Mary Elizabeth Stone, 88, of Palo Alto, CA died after a courageous battle with cancer at home on April 29, 2016. She was born in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, and was the daughter of Edwin Wadsworth Stone and Dorothy Stelle Rogers Stone. She graduated from Classical High School and the Emma Willard School in Troy, New York. She made her debut while a junior at Connecticut College, New London, Connect...

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Don Wood
June 10, 1939 - April 28, 2016
Menlo Park, California
Donald Dean Wood went peacefully to his heavenly home to be with his Savior on April 28, 2016. He was 76 and is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Phyllis, and their 4 children Steve (Darlene) Wood of San Jose, Heidi (Travis) Kalebaugh of Bend OR, Amy (Lance) Kasari of Bend OR, and Andy (Julie) Wood of Menlo Park. Don thoroughly enjoyed time spent with his 14 grandchildren and 4 great-g...

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Emery O. "Mimi" Goity
April 6, 1938 - April 25, 2016
Palo Alto, CA
Emery Ottey Goity, known to her family and friends as "Mimi," died on April 25th in Palo Alto at the age of 78. Mimi is survived by Jean, her loving husband of nearly 56 years, sons Roland and Larry (Trish), daughter Carol Olson (Steve), and four grandchildren: Sam, Rose, Chad, and Mira. In addition, she is survived by her brother David Ottey of Yelm, WA, and was preceded in death by her older ...

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H. Richard Hollow
Nov. 27, 1930 - April 23, 2016
Mountain View, California

Tags: veteran, business

H. Richard Hollow 1930-2016 Humphrey Richard Hollow (Richard) was born in the UK on November 27, 1930. He worked in the oil fields of Iraq after graduating from college as an engineer. That’s where he lost part of his left hand in a blasting accident. After relocating to California, he worked at NASA Ames and Syre in Mountain View for about 20 years before retiring in 1996. He loved hi...

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Sarah Marie Longyear
May 13, 1996 - April 22, 2016
Palo Alto, California
Sarah Marie Longyear, age 19, passed away Friday, April 22, 2016. She was born on May 13, 1996, in Palo Alto, California, where she was raised. She graduated from Henry M. Gunn High School in 2014. Sarah was a sophomore at Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL), majoring in global health with minors in design and business. Sarah is survived by her parents, Rick and Sally; her older brother, CJ...

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Diana Jane Pearce
Oct. 10, 1949 - April 22, 2016
Mountain View, California
Diana Jane Pearce, age 66, passed away peacefully at her home on April 22, 2016, from cancer. She was born on Oct. 10, 1949, in Zebulon, North Carolina, to the late Jane Baker Pearce and C. E. Pearce Jr., LCDR USN ret. After graduating from Wakelon High School in Zebulon, North CArolina, Diana went on to study nursing and received her BSN from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She st...

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Alfreda Gladys Stavn
July 20, 1937 - April 22, 2016
Palo Alto, California
Alfreda Gladys Stavn, a longtime resident of Palo Alto, California, born in Lashburn, Saskatchewan in Canada, has died. She passed peacefully on Friday, April 22, 2016 with her daughter and son by her side. She was born on July 20, 1937, the second youngest of four children. She was 78 and is survived by her two children and their families, Sherise N. Stark and her husband Curt, and Kent Stavn and...

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