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Publication Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Obituaries Obituaries (November 30, 2005)

Leo Harkavy


Dr. Leo Harkavy of Atherton died November 27 after a lengthy illness. He was 79.

Dr. Harkavy was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and served in the South Pacific at the end of World War II. He studied medicine at the University of Wisconsin, graduating in 1951. He moved to Atherton in 1962 and practiced internal medicine in Palo Alto and Menlo Park.

Dr. Harkavy is survived by his wife, Sheila; his three children, Richard Harkavy, Kathryn Larson and Mary Morrow; a brother, Raymond Harkavy of Milwaukee; and six grandchildren.

Private services have been held. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Arrangements were under the direction of Sinai Memorial Chapel, Redwood City.
Sarah Divine

Teacher, community volunteer

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 3, at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 330 Ravenswood Ave., Menlo Park, for Sarah Louise Divine. Ms. Divine, a resident of Menlo Park for more than 30 years, died November 21. She was 68.

Ms. Divine was born on Long Island, New York, and attended schools in Oyster Bay. She graduated from Mary Washington College at the University of Virginia with a degree in education.

After graduation, she came to California, where she met James A. Bell. The couple married and settled in Atherton, where their two daughters, Erica and Kimberly, were born.

Ms. Divine began her teaching career at McKinley Middle School in Redwood City, where she later met and married a fellow teacher, Lloyd H. Divine.

She continued teaching mathematics at McKinley for 32 years, retiring in 1996.

A community volunteer, Ms. Divine belonged to many organizations and was active at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. She remained an avid horsewoman, having ridden and shown horses since girlhood. She was an advocate for open space and any cause concerning animal welfare, say family members.

She is survived by her children, Timothy Divine of Tualatin, Oregon, Kimberly Bell of Woodside, Steven Divine of Portland, Oregon, and Erica Bell of Bridgeport, Washington; and a sister, Susan Taylor of North Carolina. Her husband Lloyd died in 1996.

The family prefers that memorials be made to an animal welfare or environmental charity.

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