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Thomas Edwards Kirkbride
Sept. 18, 1931 - Oct. 28, 2014
Menlo Park, California

Tags: public service, business, veteran

Thomas Edwards Kirkbride died peacefully at home in the late evening of October 28, after a courageous year battling leukemia. Born in Dover, New Hampshire, he was the only child of Joseph and Dee Kirkbride. He graduated from Quincy (MASS) High School in 1949, and the University of New Hampshire in 1953, with an ROTC commission as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force in Germany. This w...

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Sarah Henderson Wiehe
Oct. 29, 1949 - Oct. 20, 2014
Palo Alto, California

Tags: arts/media

Born in Cape Neddick, Maine on Oct. 29, 1949, Sarah Atwood Henderson Wiehe died from a heart attack on Oct. 20, 2014, while at her home in Palo Alto. Sarah was the daughter of artist and musician Elyot Henderson and community volunteer Sydney Elliot Henderson, and was raised with her elder brother Peter and younger sister Anne at their family's farmhouse in Cape Neddick, Maine. Sarah graduated wit...

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Marguerite Cecile Malgoire
April 28, 1920 - Oct. 19, 2014
Woodside, California
Marguerite C. (Marge) Malgoire, 94, passed away at home on October 19 after complications from surgery to repair a broken hip. She was a long-time resident of Woodside. Her parents bought a small parcel of land there after spending summers camping at the creek behind what is now Woodside Elementary School. As a young child, Marge and her siblings spent summers in Woodside. They slept in "...

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David S. Nivison
Jan. 17, 1923 - Oct. 16, 2014
Los Altos, California

Tags: teacher/educator, veteran

David S. Nivison, 91 years old, and a resident of Los Altos, California since 1952, died Oct. 16, 2014 at home. His neighbors had recently honored him as the “Mayor of Russell Ave., in recognition of 62 years of distinguished living” on that street. He was born January 17, 1923 in Farmingdale, Maine. In 1944 he married Cornelia (Green), who died in 2008. He was the loving father of Louise Mc...

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Lena Levinson
June 21, 1912 - Oct. 14, 2014
Palo Alto, California

Tags: veteran

Lena Levinson passed away Tuesday, Oct. 14, at the age of 102, at her residence in Palo Alto. She died peacefully in her sleep. Lena was born and raised in Chicago. She graduated from the Mount Sinai Hospital School of Nursing, and served as a U.S. Army Nurse in the Pacific Theater in World War II, participating in the New Guinea, Bismark Archipelago and Luzon campaigns. After VJ Day she retur...

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Margaret "Meg" Reed O'Malley
Feb. 15, 1923 - Oct. 12, 2014
Palo Alto, California

Tags: arts/media

A longtime resident of Palo Alto, Meg was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was an accomplished painter and professional designer, generous volunteer in the art and school communities, vibrant friend and extraordinary hostess. She passed away peacefully in Napa, California. Born Margaret Millward Cave in Long Beach, California, to Wayne Bea Cave, an editor of the Los Angeles Times, an...

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Norman H. Dyson
Sept. 27, 1937 - Oct. 10, 2014
Palo Alto, California
A longtime Palo Alto resident, Norman passed away peacefully on Oct. 10 after losing his battle with pancreatic cancer. Born in Manchester, England, in 1937, he earned his B.Sc. in chemistry from The University of Leeds in 1959, followed by a Ph.D. in 1962. In October 1959 he married Elaine, his childhood sweetheart and the love of his life. Upon completing his Ph.D., he and Elaine boarded the RMS...

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Reuben Schadler
April 9, 1939 - Oct. 9, 2014
Merced, California

Tags: teacher/educator

Born in Jamestown, North Dakota, Reuben graduated from the College of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington, and moved to Palo Alto in 1967 where he taught mathematics at Jordan Junior High and Cubberley, Gunn and Paly high schools before retiring in 1995 and moving to Merced. Reuben enjoyed the teachers' parties, playing recreational league sports, his guitar and lots of bridge. He coached golf and e...

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Gloria Leiderman
Oct. 1, 1925 - Oct. 8, 2014
Stanford, California

Tags: teacher/educator

Dr. Gloria Frank Leiderman died on Oct. 8, 2014, after a prolonged illness. Born in Lombard, Illinois, in 1925, Gloria graduated from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, earning her bachelor's in sociology in 1946 and subsequently a Ph.D. in child development from Harvard University in 1953. During the early part of her 40-year career, she taught at the Harvard School of Education and...

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Richard Joseph Kusa
March 1, 1927 - Oct. 5, 2014
Menlo Park, California

Tags: veteran

It’s with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Richard (Dick) Joseph Kusa on Oct. 5, 2014. Dick was a native of Ohio, born March 1, 1927, in Cleveland, Ohio. He later moved to Menlo Park, California (God’s Country as he would call it). He attended Ohio University and played both baseball and ice hockey. After college he enlisted and served in the Navy. Dick was a loyal family ma...

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Henry Breitrose
July 22, 1936 - Oct. 2, 2014
Stanford, California

Tags: teacher/educator

Stanford Professor Emeritus Henry Breitrose died at his home on the Stanford campus on Oct. 2. He was 78 and had been suffering from cancer. He founded the graduate program in documentary film and television at Stanford, where he taught for more than 45 years. Breitrose was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and attended Stuyvesant High School. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, whe...

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Cecile Pichel
March 24, 1925 - Oct. 1, 2014
Palo Alto, California
Cecile Pichel, Wife, Mother, Marriage and Family Counselor Cecile (Cece) Pichel, an Atherton resident for 50 years, died on October 1 at age 89 at VI of Palo Alto. An outgoing, sweet-tempered and tender-hearted lady who everyone adored, Cece remained vital and positive her entire life. Born in Brooklyn in 1925 and raised in New York, Cece met her husband of 59 years, Julian Pichel, at Penn ...

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Wiley Thomas Birkhofer
July 7, 1987 - Sept. 30, 2014
Brooklyn, New York

Tags: teacher/educator

Wiley Thomas Birkhofer passed away on Sept. 30, 2014. Wiley was born in California on July 7, 1987, at Stanford Hospital, the first child of Wendell Wiley Birkhofer and Celeste Phaneuf Birkhofer. He grew up in Menlo Park, California, where he attended Oak Knoll and Menlo Schools. Wiley flourished in academics and sports, especially basketball, soccer and lacrosse. He also became an avid skier, ...

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Phyllis Havens Van De Mark
Jan. 19, 1927 - Sept. 29, 2014
Corte Madera, California

Tags: public service, teacher/educator

Phyllis Van De Mark passed away on Sept. 29. Though she resided in Corte Madera since 2012, her real home of 51 years was Menlo Park. While living here she worked for SRI, received her master's in chemistry from San Jose State, taught chemistry at West Valley, Ohlone, & San Jose State, volunteered with the Westwind 4-H Riding for the Handicapped Program, helped start and maintain the Menlo Pa...

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Robert R. Buell
Aug. 5, 1922 - Sept. 23, 2014
Palo Alto, California

Tags: business

Robert R. Buell, 92, of Palo Alto, died Sept. 23 of cancer. Bob was born in Neenah-Menasha, Wisconsin, and grew up primarily in Flossmoor, Illinois, where in the eigth grade he met his future wife of 56 years, Jean Caldwell. His love of hiking and birding dates back to those years in Illinois and in Ogden Dunes, Indiana, where his family later moved. After majoring in history at the Univer...

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Alan Henderson
June 20, 1925 - Sept. 13, 2014
Palo Alto, California

Tags: public service

Alan Henderson, former mayor of Palo Alto, World War II veteran, accountant and business manager, died Sept. 13, 2014, of complications related to stroke. He was 89. Paul Alan Henderson, known as Alan, was born in San Francisco on June 20, 1925. He lived in Burlingame with his parents and elder brother Richard until age 6, when his father's insurance company fell victim to the Depression. The f...

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