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Community - August 11, 2010

Obituaries

Barbara P. Wood

Hewlett-Packard retiree

A service for Barbara Paskell Wood of Menlo Park will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24, at Jennings Pavilion in Holbrook-Palmer Park in Atherton. Ms. Wood died at home on July 22 after a brief battle with cancer. She was 69.

Ms. Wood was born and raised in New York City. She graduated from the University of Michigan, where she earned a degree in history. She settled in the Bay Area in 1973, living first in Ladera, later moving into Menlo Park. After raising her children, she worked as a marketing editor for Hewlett-Packard.

Ms. Wood was fond of spending time at Lake Tahoe and will be remembered by those who loved her as a mother, grandmother, golf and tennis enthusiast, and a traveler, say family members.

She is survived by her sons, David Wood of San Mateo and Jason Ward of Menlo Park; four grandchildren; and significant other, Doyle Maness.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Mark D. Montague

Computer graphics engineer

Mark David Montague, son of Nancy and David Montague of Menlo Park, died July 19 while diving at Laguna Beach. He was 42.

Mr. Montague was a native of Menlo Park, where he attended local schools, graduating from Menlo-Atherton High School in 1985.

A graduate of California Institute of Technology, he was a computer graphics engineer, with a wide range of technical interests including marine biology.

His hobbies were scuba diving, sailing, skiing and restoring a Ford Mustang as old as he was, say family members.

Friends are invited to a celebration of his life to be held at Caltech in Pasadena on his birthday, Oct. 2.

For those wishing to remember him with a donation, the family suggests Save the Bay, 350 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612.

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