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Obituary: David Palecek, 37, father of four

Original post made on Mar 2, 2010

David Vaclav Palecek, an Atherton resident and a partner at McKinsey & Co. management consulting firm, died from complications of a staphylococcus infection at Stanford Hospital on Feb. 16. He was 37. A celebration of his life is scheduled for March 14 at the Arrillaga Alumni Center on the Stanford campus at 11 a.m. Information is on the Facebook page Support David Palecek.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, March 1, 2010, 6:41 PM

Comments (5)

Posted by Elizabeth Lewis, a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Mar 2, 2010 at 2:59 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with Melissa and her four daughters in this time of loss and grief.


Posted by mr malpractice, a resident of Atherton: other
on Mar 2, 2010 at 5:48 pm

what a sad day. I will say I am not a bit surprised. My father had double knee replacement surgery at Stanford and got a staph infection. My dad recently died while being treated at Stanford for cancer and the care was horrendous. terrible terrible hospital. My mother kept a log of all the mishaps and errors in treatment and communication. She wrote a long letter to the hospital and spent over an hour on the phone with them discussing all the problems. LPCH is generally good. But stay the heck out of Stanford if you want to live.


Posted by chad sefcik, a resident of another community
on Mar 2, 2010 at 7:47 pm

I was so sorry to hear about David. David and I graduated M-A together. He always said we Czechs had to stick together- quick to smile. His wit will be missed. We ran into one another at a restaurant in Arcata on Thanksgiving 1997 or 1998. While random, we did recognize one another right away. He looked the same as the day we graduated in 1990.

Sorry for the family's loss, but

Zitra bude lepsi den..

Tomorrow will be a better day


Posted by Vera Teyrovsky Goupille, a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Mar 2, 2010 at 10:40 pm

Our love and prayers are with all of the family at the tragic loss of David. We are so sorry about your immeasurable loss.

Vera, George, Stephan and Phillip


Posted by Colleen Anderson, a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Mar 6, 2010 at 9:40 pm

He will be missed.


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