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Francis Richard Benaderet, Sr.
Feb. 13, 1938 - March 3, 2015
San Rafael, California

Tags: public service

Frank, lovingly known as "Chief" and "Gunka," passed peacefully on March 3, 2015, in his San Rafael home of 39 years. He was 77. Born to immigrant parents, Robert Benaderet Sr. and Helen Eisenburg, on Feb. 13, 1938, in San Francisco, California. He was the youngest of five siblings. Frank married Helen Campbell, his high school sweetheart and soulmate, on Sept. 28, 1955. Tenacious and ind...

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Thomas D. Sege
May 17, 1926 - March 3, 2015
Woodside, California

Tags: business

Thomas ("Tom") D. Sege passed away peacefully at his home in Woodside, California, surrounded by his loving family and caretaker on March 3, 2015, at the age of 88, due to complications from Alzheimer's. Born on May 17, 1926, in Novi Sad, former Yugoslavia (now Serbia), he lived the majority of his life in Los Altos Hills and Woodside, CA. Tom, his parents Aladar and Shari and brother Georg...

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Nancy Elizabeth Glass
Nov. 9, 1927 - Feb. 24, 2015
Woodside, California

Tags: business

Nancy Elizabeth Glass, a 5th generation San Mateo County resident, passed away February 24th in Palo Alto, CA, at the age of 87. Nancy was born November 9, 1927, the only child of Eric and Elizabeth Alsford. She attended Half Moon Bay High School and San Mateo Junior College. Growing up in San Gregorio, Nancy spent most of her adult life working at Peterson & Alsford, her family’s general stor...

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Laura Jane Rankin
April 21, 1919 - Feb. 19, 2015
Palo Alto, California

Tags: teacher/educator

A long and beautiful 95 years. "Lolly" was the eldest of three children born to Harold Freeman and Gratia Jones Freeman. She attended Whitewater College where she graduated with a teaching degree in 1942. She taught school in Muskegon, Michigan, and traveled to Caracas, Venezuela, to teach there. Upon her return she went to Lexington, Kentucky, to help her best friend with her new baby and met Car...

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Rudolf Henry Wegman
Dec. 27, 1926 - Feb. 17, 2015
Redwood City, California
Rudolf Henry Wegman Dec 27, 1926 - Feb 17, 2015 Rudolf Henry Wegman, 88, died peacefully Feb 17, 2015, in Redwood City. "Rudy" was born in Uster, Switzerland, on Dec 27, 1926, to Heinrich and Alwina Wegmann. Rudy was raised on a dairy farm with his three siblings. As a young man, he learned the nursery trade. Rudy left Switzerland in 1950 and came to the United States. In 1956 he mar...

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Alma Jackson
May 28, 1930 - Feb. 16, 2015
Menlo Park, California

Tags: public service

Our Beloved Alma Johnson Jackson was born on May 28, 1930, in Crowley, Louisiana, to the late Abra and Artille Johnson. From this union were born seven children. Her mother later married Minga Dabbs. From this union were born two children. Alma spent her early childhood years growing up in Louisiana, enjoying life with family and friends. Alma graduated from Ross High School in Crowley, Louisia...

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Robert Clark Sleeper
March 17, 1938 - Feb. 11, 2015
Palo Alto, California
At rest in Palo Alto, Feb. 11, 2015, Robert Clark Sleeper. Robert was born in Larchmont, New York, on March 17, 1938, to George E. Sleeper Jr. and Winifred McCargar. Robert was a descendant of California pioneers and lived the majority of his life in Northern California. Robert earned his B.A. in illustration from Art Center in Los Angeles, California. On Feb. 24, 1962, Robert married Marina Gy...

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Antigone T Bellas
June 14, 1937 - Feb. 11, 2015
Palo Alto, California
Antigone T. Bellas, born June 14, 1937, passed away suddenly Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. Antigone was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Peter and Potoula Theophelis and once married moved to Palo Alto, California, in 1964. Antigone graduated from the University of Michigan in 1959 and started her career as a dental hygienist. She then founded Dentu Temps, a dental temporary personnel agency. Antig...

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Frank E. Gallagher Jr.
March 29, 1915 - Feb. 9, 2015
Palo Alto, California

Tags: veteran, public service

Colonel Frank E. (Ned) Gallagher Jr., USMC ret., passed away Feb. 9, 2015, in the home that he loved surrounded by his family. Ned was born in Watervilet New York, March 29, 1915. He graduated from Brookline High School, Lawrence Academy Prep. and Boston University, where he pursued his interests in business and music. Ned enrolled in the ROTC program and eventually accepted a regular permanent...

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Patricia Romelfanger
Aug. 4, 1932 - Feb. 8, 2015
Menlo Park, California
Pat passed away peacefully at home with her 2 daughters and one of her wonderful caregivers by her side. Pat was born in Scranton, PA. Pat graduated from Boston College and became a nurse. Her love of travel brought her to California where she could enjoy the coastline and Lake Tahoe. The color purple, butterflies, eating lobster, watching movies, listening to music, painting and watching ...

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Ed Wells
Aug. 15, 1923 - Feb. 7, 2015
Portola Valley, California

Tags: public service, business, veteran

Edwin A. Wells Jr. — municipal finance consultant, civil engineer, Stanford graduate, Wolrd War II Army veteran, civic volunteer — died peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2014, surrounded by family at his home of more than 50 years in Portola Valley, California. He was 91. Born in Palo Alto, California, Ed was the eldest son of Edwin A. Wells Sr. and Mildred In de Betou Thompson Wells. He gra...

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Richard Mateo Delucchi
Sept. 14, 1909 - Feb. 6, 2015
Woodside, California
Richard was born in San Francisco to Italian immigrants and attended school there through age 16. He started his contracting business after learning the trade from his father. He took business and technical courses to assist him in his contracting work. Richard married Blanche Urrere in 1934. On their honeymoon they drove to Susanville in Northern California to bid on a contracting job. He cont...

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Edith Sommer
Dec. 25, 1927 - Feb. 4, 2015
Palo Alto, CA

Tags: teacher/educator, arts/media

Edith was born and raised in Chicago, educated at the University of Illinois, and was married in 1948. She and her husband Simon moved to Palo Alto in 1949 and created a very full life together. They had three boys -— Paul, Jon and Jeremy. Edith was many things to many people -— artist, teacher, traveler, reader, poet, student, theater-and- ballet-lover, daughter, wife, mother, and dear, dear f...

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Alice Roberts
Nov. 14, 1914 - Feb. 4, 2015
Palo Alto, California
Alice Tallmon Roberts, a 75-year resident of Palo Alto, died Wednesday, Feb. 4. She was 100. A native of Morgan Hill, she was preceded in death by her husband, John F. Roberts Jr. A longtime member of OES, PEO, DAR, Avenidas Art Class and Menlo Park Presbyterian Church and a past member of the Palo Alto First Methodist Church. She was a caregiver over the years to family and friends; loved chil...

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Harry Markowitz
Nov. 26, 1911 - Feb. 3, 2015
Redwood City, California

Tags: teacher/educator, veteran

At rest in Redwood City, California, on Feb. 3, 2015, at the age of 103. Born in Fall River, Massachusetts, on Nov. 26, 1911, to the late Lewis and Deborah Markowitz, Harry was a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, director of music programs in RI and played in the U.S. Army Band during WWII. Harry was preceded in death by his wife Anne and son Laurence. He is survived by his son...

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