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Issue date: April 26, 2000


Frederick James Morris

Sixth generation Californian

Services will be held Wednesday, April 26, for Frederick James Morris, who lived in Menlo Park for 33 years and Portola Valley for 42 years. He was 78.

Mr. Morris, a sixth generation native Californian, was born in Castroville on February 15, 1922. He attended elementary and high school in Menlo Park. After graduating from Menlo Junior College, he received a bachelor of science degree from the School of Business Administration, Menlo College.

Mr. Morris was a Navy veteran, having served in New Guinea and the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia) during World War II. He was one of the founders of the Alpine Little League in 1961.

He is survived by his daughters Lizbeth Rhodes of Redwood City and Cecelia Greening of Penryn; his sons Jeffrey Morris of Gilbert, Arizona, and Charles Morris of Roseville; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. His wife of 41 years, Adele Charlotte, preceded him in death.

A vigil service will be held Tuesday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Roller, Hapgood & Tinney in Palo Alto. A memorial Mass will be held Wednesday, April 26 at 11 a.m. at the Church of Nativity in Menlo Park. The family requests donations to St. Anthony's Dining Room, 121 Golden Gate Ave., San Francisco, CA 94102.

Anne Harroun

Interior architect

Anne Harroun, a former resident of Atherton, died April 18 at her home in Redwood City, of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. She was 57.

Born in Decatur, Illinois, Ms. Harroun moved to Palo Alto when she was 4 and later to Atherton. She graduated from Castilleja School in Palo Alto, the University of Southern California, and the California College of Arts and Crafts.

Ms. Harroun had several careers, first as a member of the San Francisco Ballet Company, then as owner of a cosmetics and skin care business in San Francisco, and finally as owner of Anne Harroun Design, a home design and accessibility solutions company.

A professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers, she was named 1991 Designer of the Year (Residential) for a home in Kansas City, Kansas.

Ms. Harroun enjoyed dancing, bicycling, travel and numerous philanthropic causes. She was a member of Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church in Oakland.

Ms. Harroun is survived by her husband, the Rev. Dr. John R. Landgraf; her mother Virginia Summers Harroun; stepson John Philip Landgraf; and one stepgrandson. Her father Raymond Harroun and her brother John Harroun preceded her in death.

Memorial services will be held April 30 at 3 p.m. at Los Altos United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions in the name of Anne Harroun may be made to Second Wind Lung Transplant Association, Inc., 300 South Duncan, Suite 227, Clearwater, FL, 33755.

Marie S. McCleary

Menlo Park resident

A funeral Mass for Marie S. McCleary, who lived in Menlo Park for the past 40 years, will be held Thursday, April 27, at 11 a.m. in St. Denis Catholic Church in Menlo Park.

A rosary service will be held on Wednesday, April 26, at 7 p.m. in the Redwood Chapel, 847 Woodside Road, Redwood City.

Mrs. McCleary, who family members say was devoted to her family and church, was born 88 years ago in Maui, Hawaii. She died April 21 at her home in Menlo Park.

She was the wife of the late Marion W. McCleary, the mother of Kathleen M. McCleary of Menlo Park and James R. McCleary of Manassas, Virginia, and the grandmother of Lisa and Jenny McCleary. She was the sister of Eva Tavares of Hilmar, California, and the late Georgina Mello, Adeline Mattos, John Santos, Rose Medeiros and Agnes Espicha.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Redwood Chapel. Burial will be in Interment Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery in Los Altos.

Jack A. Groner

Retired civil engineer

Jack A. Groner, a resident of Menlo Park for 20 years, died April 3 at the Hospice Center, Veterans Hospital, Palo Alto. He was 89.

Mr. Groner was a native of Bay City, Michigan, and a graduate of Antioch College in Ohio. He was a consulting civil engineer and a member of First Church of Christ, Scientist, Los Altos.

Survivors include his wife, Beatrice McCargar Sheffield of Menlo Park; sons, David Walter of Corvallis, Oregon; Peter Edward of Colorado Springs, Colorado; sister, Alice Edgar of Leesburg, Florida; stepdaughters, Sherry Dougherty and Nancy Bronson; two granddaughters; three stepgrandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. His first wife, Jane Reed, died in 1978.

A memorial service was held at Mountain View Cemetery. Memorial donations may be sent to Stanford Hospice, 300 Pasteur Drive, Stanford, California, 94305.

Earl Lewis Jr.

Former Menlo Park resident

Earl Lewis Jr., former longtime resident of Menlo Park, died April 15 at his home in San Mateo after a brief illness. He was 76.

Mr. Lewis, who was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, graduated from Carnegie Mellon Institute and served in the U.S. Navy in World War II.

After beginning his career as a structural engineer in Pittsburgh, Mr. Lewis moved to Menlo Park in 1969 with his first wife, Virginia Newmeyer Lewis, and their seven children. He was preceded in death by Virginia in 1989.

During his career as an engineer, Mr. Lewis worked for Philco-Ford, Rinne & Peterson, and T.C.I. He retired in 1990. He was an active parishoner of St. Raymond's Church in Menlo Park; was a longtime member and past president of the Serra Club, Palo Alto Area; and was a docent at Filoli Gardens.

Mr. Lewis is survived by his wife, Suzanne Klein Lewis; daughters, Nancy Lewis Welch of San Jose; Kae Lewis, Sally Lewis, and Mimi Lewis of Sacramento; Connie Lewis of Tucson, Arizona; Diane Lewis Scott of Santa Clara; son Edward Lewis of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; brother Jack Lewis of Pittsburgh; and six grandchildren.

A Mass was held at St. Raymond's Church. Memorial donations may be made to Serra Club, Palo Alto Area, P.O. Box 364, Menlo Park, CA 94026.


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