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Publication Date: Wednesday, February 18, 2004

Obituaries Obituaries (February 18, 2004)

Philip Schneider

Former Rotary Club president

Philip Vanderbilt Schneider of Menlo Park, a former president of both the Menlo Park and Redwood City Rotary clubs, died February 11. He was 69.

Mr. Schneider was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. After he and his wife, Susan, moved to the Bay Area with their two young sons, he became active in community affairs.

He was a member of the Sequoia Union High School District's board of trustees, and a Rotarian for 43 years, starting with the Milpitas club. He brought the Menlo Park club into the computer age, says Susan Schneider.

Mr. Schneider was active in the Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, serving as an usher and deacon. He was also a member of the men's Bible study group.

Mr. Schneider is survived by his wife Susan, sons Philip and George, and four grandchildren.

A memorial service will be announced later.

Dr. James Stickler


Dr. James Stickler, obstetrician-gynecologist at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation for more than 30 years, died February 8 at the age of 71. He was a longtime resident of Menlo Park.

Born in Kirksville, Missouri, Dr. Stickler attended the University of Missouri where he received his bachelor's and medical degrees. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity and the Phi Beta Pi medical fraternity.

He was president of the San Francisco Gynecological Society and served in the Air Force in the early 1960s.

After moving to Carmel Valley more than 10 years ago, he continued being active and enjoyed golf, tennis and skiing, family members said.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Lois; children Mike Stickler, Kathy Schommer, Debbie Johnstone and Diane Namet; sister Fran Hopkins; and seven grandchildren. A service in celebration of his life has been held.

Julius Clarke

Pharmacist and clinical psychologist

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, February 21, at the Woodside Road United Methodist Church, 2000 Woodside Road, Redwood City for Julius (Jeff) Clarke of Atherton. Dr. Clarke died January 19 after a long illness. He was 83.

Born in Waco, Texas, he graduated from Texas A&M with a degree in petroleum engineering. He worked in the oil fields of West Texas before entering the service in 1942. He served in North Africa and Italy during World War II, attaining the rank of major.

After leaving the service, he received a bachelor's degree in pharmacy from the UC San Francisco Medical Center. He owned Clarke's Pharmacies in Menlo Park, Redwood City and Palo Alto in the 1950s and another in Cupertino in the 1960s.

He later developed his own brand of pharmaceuticals, manufactured under the name of Professional Pharmaceutical Products.

After retiring in 1975, he received a master's degree in psychology and a master's degree in marriage, family and child counseling from the University of San Francisco, and a doctorate in psychology from Saybrook Institute in San Francisco.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Carol; daughter Leslie Mullins of Menlo Park; and one granddaughter.

Memorials may be made to Woodside Road United Methodist Church, the American Red Cross, or to a charity of the donor's choice.

Corinne Schultz

Former Menlo Park resident

Corinne M. (Agrella) Kaylor Schultz died January 5 in Modesto after a long illness. She was 75.

Ms. Schultz, a longtime Menlo Park resident, moved from Revere, Massachusetts, to California in 1951. She was a telephone company employee in Palo Alto and then in Redwood City, retiring after 40 years.

Ms. Schultz is survived by her husband, Jim Schultz of Yountville; brother Robert Agrella of Richmond; daughters Antoinette Kaylor of San Francisco, Jamie Maryanne Fernandez of Sunnyvale, and Caralyn Patterson of Groveland; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian burial was held February 12 at Church of the Nativity in Menlo Park. Arrangements were under the direction of Spangler Mortuaries.

Memorials may be made to the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health, 770 Welch Road, Suite 350, Palo Alto CA 94304.

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