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William Cohen
June 1, 1933 - April 11, 2015
Palo Alto, California

Tags: teacher/educator

William Cohen, the C. Wendell and Edith M. Carlsmith Professor of Law, Emeritus at Stanford Law School, died April 11 at age 81 after living with Parkinson's disease for many years. After earning his law degree at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1956, Professor Cohen clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, whom Cohen later praised for his "easy, fluid wr...

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Jean Lewis Fox Horn
Sept. 9, 1932 - April 11, 2015
Palo Alto, California
Jean Lewis Fox Horn passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 11, at Stanford Hospital, secondary to cardiac disease. Jeanie was born on Sept. 9, 1932, in Summit, New Jersey, to John and Helen Fox. With her parents and two younger sisters, the family moved to East Hartford, Connecticut, in 1942, where she attended grammar school. Two years later, during World War II, the Fox family moved to t...

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Joanna Stedman
Dec. 20, 1920 - April 11, 2015
Palo Alto, California
Joanna Stedman, 94, died peacefully in her sleep at home on April 11. Born in Amsterdam, Joanna, along with her brother and parents, came to North America at an early age to join other relatives who had made the journey and spent three years in British Columbia before becoming United States citizens. They moved to the Bay Area, and Joanna spent the rest of her life here, spreading kindness and ...

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Ledger D. Free, Jr.
Dec. 24, 1921 - April 5, 2015
Menlo Park, California

Tags: public service, business, veteran

Ledger D. Free, Jr., 93, of Menlo Park, CA, died at home on Easter morning, April 5, 2015, of congestive heart failure. He will be remembered as a man of great energy and integrity, and as a loving, dedicated father and husband, who put family above all else. Ledger was born on Christmas Eve, 1921, in Casper, WY, the eldest son of the late Ledger Daniel and Clara Belle (Williams) Free. He...

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Juanita Girand
Dec. 8, 1937 - April 1, 2015
Palo Alto, California
Juanita Jones Girand was born in 1937 in the then Panama Canal Zone. She was the desperately-sought-after only child from an extended family, the granddaughter of American pioneers who had emigrated to Panama in search of better lives. At the time of steamships, her young life was punctuated by travel to and from the United States, visiting various extended family. She became valedictorian of her ...

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Richard Max Rosenbloom
June 30, 1923 - March 28, 2015
Palo Alto, California

Tags: arts/media, veteran

Richard Rosenbloom, 91, a well-respected television and movie producer, passed away peacefully at the Vi of Palo Alto, California, retirement community on March 28, 2015. He was born in Far Rockaway, New York, was a graduate of the University of Michigan, and continued his education at The New School for Social Research in New York and The Ecole Technique du Cinema in Paris, France. He served a...

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Thomas Kilburn Hickey
Sept. 4, 1936 - March 27, 2015
Oakland, California

Tags: arts/media, veteran

Thomas Kilburn Hickey, an artist his entire life, died in Oakland, California, on Friday, March 27, 2015. Born in Palo Alto, California, he was the son of Daniel Kilburn Hickey and Novia Rogers Hickey, both artists. He was the brother of Daniel Paul Hickey (1932-2008). He graduated from Palo Alto High School, 1954. He was a resident of Palo Alto much of his life. He served in the U.S. Army and ...

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Dorothy Mitchell
April 6, 1918 - March 25, 2015
Menlo Park, California

Tags: business

What an incredible life! Dorothy Mitchell passed away peacefully on March 25, 2015 at age 96 surrounded by loved ones at the home of her daughter, Kathy Kenney-Baskin of Menlo Park, CA. Dorothy, better known as “Anyu” (Hungarian for mother) was born in Budapest, Hungary as Dorothy Renyi on April 6, 1918. After completing college Dorothy married Arthur Kanitz and had three children: Gabriella Pe...

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Henry Norbury Kuechler III
March 15, 1938 - March 25, 2015
Atherton, California
Henry, known to his friends as "Hank," was born on March 15, 1938, in Stanford Hospital to Beth and Henry Kuechler (Mary Elizabeth Stewart & Henry Norbury Kuechler, Jr.) of Atherton, California. His upbringing was greatly influenced and shaped by his beloved grandfather, A.O. Stewart. Henry had three sisters, Sue (Mrs. James Harris, who preceded him in death), Sally (Mrs. Warren Debenham) ...

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Aileen D. Schiel
Oct. 11, 1928 - March 20, 2015
Portola Valley, California
Aileen Dina Schiel, 86, of Portola Valley, California, died on Friday, March 20th. She is preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, George Ellis Schiel. Aileen was born to the late Remo and Annie Marchi on October 11, 1928. Aileen graduated from Sequoia High School and lived in Woodside until she married George Schiel on August 14, 1949. Aileen was an active parishioner and volunteer at St...

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Vincent Collins
June 19, 1944 - March 19, 2015
Palo Alto, California
Vincent DePaul Collins II, 70, resident of Palo Alto, California, taken from us on March 19, 2015. Son of Margaret Collins, brother of Andrea and Patrick Collins, and loving father to Vincent, Jackie and Mechelle Collins. Caring grandfather of six children who loved him dearly. Collins lived in, and managed, a senior living complex. In his spare time he enjoyed peaceful coastal trips, exercisin...

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Jean Chishlom Jones
Aug. 30, 1927 - March 18, 2015
Palo Alto, California

Tags: business

Jean Chisholm Jones passed away quietly in the comfort of her Palo Alto home, embraced by family. Jean was born to Scottish immigrants in the Bronx, New York, from whom she learned the values that sustained her throughout her life. A strong work ethic, integrity and personal responsibility were the hallmarks of Jean's life, both at home and at work. Jean worked at Intel from its inception in...

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Peter Keck
June 6, 1927 - March 16, 2015
Everett, Washington
Peter Keck June 6, 1927 – March 16, 2015 A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 11, in Woodside for Peter Keck, former longtime resident of Woodside, who died March 16 in Everett, Washington. He was 88. The service celebrating his life will start at 1 p.m. at the Woodside Village Church, 3154 Woodside Road in Woodside. Born June 6, 1927, Mr. Keck was quite a creative entrepreneu...

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Ruth Katherine Jackson
June 3, 1921 - March 15, 2015
Atherton, California
Ruth Ford Jackson, 93, died March 15, 2015 in Redwood City, California with family members by her side. She was born Ruth Katherine Ford on June 3, 1921, to the late Ernest and Ruth Ford of Hebron and later Laurel, Mississippi. Ruth graduated from high school in 1939 and received a Bachelor of Science degree from Mississippi College in 1943. While living in Laurel, she met the late Thoma...

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Catharine Ann Fruth
April 3, 1923 - March 15, 2015
Palo Alto, California

Tags: public service, teacher/educator

Catharine Ann Hershey Fruth, aged 91, has gone home to God. She died March 15, 2015, of complications of Parkinson's disease. She was born April 3, 1923, in her grandmother's house in Indianola, Iowa. Her father did not see his firstborn for a week because a blizzard blocked his way from the family farm 10 miles to the south. She and her four younger brothers were raised there. She attended Simps...

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