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Young Ok Kim
Feb. 1, 1948 - Sept. 19, 2021
Palo Alto, California

Young Ok Kim, age 73, died peacefully at her home in Palo Alto, surrounded by her family on Sunday, September 19th, 2021. Young Ok Lee was born on February 1st, 1948, in Seoul, Korea, the youngest daughter of the late Il Koo Lee and Myoung Ae Suk. She graduated from the Ewha Women’s University, with a degree in microbiology. Many important life events happened to her in 1973: she immigrated to the US, met her future husband Paul HuiKun Kim, and married him in September of that year. She completed a Master’s degree at San Jose State in microbiology, and worked as a microbiologist at Alza for many years. She had an adventurous spirit, and loved to travel. She was also an amazing cook, and loved to feed a crowd in her home. She was kind and generous, known for sending flowers to the nurses who cared for her in the hospital. She is survived by her husband Paul; daughter Karen Kim (of Ithaca, NY), son John Kim (also of Ithaca, NY); grandchildren Nicholas and Maxwell Hernandez (of Ithaca, NY); siblings Young Soon Lee (of Seoul, Korea), Young Ja Yum (of Los Altos, CA), and Young Hwan Lee (of Sunnyvale, CA)....

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Stanley Walter Baldwin
April 16, 1946 - Sept. 17, 2021
Palo Alto, California

Stanley Walter Baldwin, 75, of Palo Alto, CA passed away on September 17th, 2021 at his home with family. He suffered from metastatic cancer to the bone. Stan was born on April 16th, 1946 to Andrietta and Herschel Baldwin in Berkeley, CA. Shortly after graduating from Cubberley High School he was drafted into the Army where he was stationed in El Paso, TX for 2years. He went on to attend San Jose State University where he received a BS Degree with Distinction in Business. He became well know in the tech industry working for several Silicon Valley companies and eventually ending up at Sun Microsystems as Marketing VP. In his later years he became interested in the medical field, receiving a Masters degree in Emergency and Disaster Management. Following that he became certified as an EMT in California and went on to teach in the EMT program at Foothill College. Stan will be missed by so many people and was an inspiration to us all. He inspired people to follow their dreams, become who they wanted to be, and most of all “just get something done”. He was a big believer in the Kaizen method and would remind all of us to just start with one small thing in order to accomplish grea...

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Charles O. Frake
May 9, 1930 - Sept. 16, 2021
Williamsville, New York

Frake, Charles O., of Williamsville, N.Y., September 16, 2021 at age 91. Chuck, a lover of books and an avid sailor, was born in Laramie, Wyoming; son of COL Chester O. Frake (USA ret.) and Helen Tune Frake. He is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Stanford University and was the Samuel B. Capen Chair of Anthropology at SUNY Buffalo. His fields of interests included cognition and language in cultural contexts, cultural identity and attribution, maritime anthropology, navigation, medieval European seafaring, and ethnology and linguistics in Southeast Asia. Growing up the son of a career Army officer in Wyoming and Utah, after high school, he was awarded a fellowship to Stanford University where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. Receiving a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Yale in 1955 he was subsequently drafted into the United States Army and was sworn in as Private Frake by his father in the Panama Canal Zone. Eschewing a military career, he began his teaching career at Harvard as instructor of Anthropology. In 1960 he accepted a position at Stanford, bringing his young family back to Palo Alto. Numerous research trips to the Philippines followed. In 1989 he left Stanford for SU...

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Minako Hirata Sano
March 28, 1929 - Sept. 15, 2021
Palo Alto, California

Born in 1929, Minako grew up in Tokyo when her country was perpetually at war, first with China and then in World War II. She and her family narrowly survived the intensive bombings of Tokyo, especially toward the end of the war. She entered Tsuda College, located in the suburbs of Tokyo, to study English a few months before Japan's surrender in 1945. Upon graduation, she took a job as a translator-interpreter for the Allied Occupation Forces where she met Peter Sano. They were married in Tokyo and moved to California, Peter's birthplace, in 1955. During the years when their children, Stephen and Mary, were young, Minako directed her time and energy to a great deal of PTA-related work, She then took a job as the school secretary at Addison Elementary School in Palo Alto where she enjoyed working with children, parents, teachers and the District personnel for 15 years until her retirement in 1989. She and Peter joined the First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto in 1960 and were actively involved in the church's ministry for peace and justice. She enjoyed singing in the church choir for many years. Minako greatly enjoyed reading, get-togethers of family and friends for dinner...

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Donald James Beaupre
Sept. 7, 1936 - Sept. 10, 2021
Wolf Creek, Montana

On Friday, September 10th, our beloved father passed away in Great Falls, MT, after a long illness. Don was born in Escanaba, MI, the only child of parents Ormie and Vivian Boprie. He grew up in Negaunee, MI, where he was a celebrated basketball player at St. Paul's High School. He later served in the Army and was stationed in Germany. Don was very proud of his role as a trusted driver for top military brass. In 1965, he married Lee Andrews and moved his family to Houston, TX, before settling down in Palo Alto, CA. Don was a talented pilot and flight instructor and owned many businesses throughout his life. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed salmon fishing out of Half Moon Bay, CA, on his suitably named boat, "Don's Debt." In 2006, Don married Nancy Kundert, and they spent their time as snowbirds traveling between Wolf Creek, MT, and Quartzsite, AZ. Don is survived by his wife Nancy, daughters Patti Lewis, Sheri Cox, Sandra Moeller, and his cherished dog, Montana. Don had numerous interests and many close friends. He was a tough ole' bird who loved life. He will be profoundly missed by all who knew and loved him....

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Joyce Frederick
June 4, 1932 - Sept. 6, 2021
Los Altos, California

Joyce Buswell Kidder Frederick June 4, 1932-September 6, 2021 Joyce Frederick, born and raised in Los Altos and the only child of Harry F. Buswell and Gertrude Cooper Buswell, passed away on September 6 at the age of 89. A member of an early settler Los Altos family that moved out west from New England at the turn of the century and put down roots in the Santa Clara Valley in the early 1900’s, she passed away peacefully in her home in Los Altos with family members at her side. A classically trained pianist and accomplished soloist singer, Joyce was born during the Great Depression years. Her paternal grandmother was Edith May Berry, a member of an early Los Altos family that moved here from Maine in the late 1890s and that included Edith’s older brother, Charles Ezra Berry, who owned and operated the historic livery stable in Los Altos. Joyce attended the former Los Altos Grammar School located on San Antonio Road and the old Mountain View High School. Joyce took her first piano lessons at the age of six. Later, she sang in several school choirs and church recitals during the 1940s. After World War II, during the last two years of high school, she took piano...

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Elizabeth C. Zimmerman
Nov. 3, 1930 - Aug. 30, 2021
Palo Alto, California

Elizabeth C. Zimmerman Obituary Elizabeth Zimmerman died peacefully early Monday morning, August 30th, 2021. Her parents were George Martin Congdon of Montana and Jane Mary Talle of Liverpool, England. She and her brother, Richard, lived for a time in Minnesota and Iowa. After her father died, her mother moved the family to Redding CA., where her mother taught school. Elizabeth “Liz” attended Shasta High School, where she was very involved with the school newspaper. She also volunteered at the local hospital as a candy striper. She then attended Pomona College in Claremont, CA. where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Dramatic Arts. While attending Pomona College she met Don Zimmerman, whom she would later marry. She married Bob Tuthill in 1953 and they lived in San Francisco, San Jose, Pasadena, and Menlo Park, CA. While in San Francisco, she worked as a teacher and later tutored remedial reading from home in Menlo Park. She and Bob had 3 children, Mark, Cynthia and Kathryn. Mark Tuthill married to Nickie, lives in San Francisco, CA. Cynthia Tuthill married to Jim Orr, lives in St. Helena, CA. They have two children from her first husband, Brian Carilli; Jessi...

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Daryl Reagan
April 29, 1925 - Aug. 28, 2021
Palo Alto, California

Daryl Reagan was born 1925 in Longview, WA, two years after the city’s founding. Forty years later, he was involved in planning and building the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), which was brought online in 1966. He fought in WW II in the Philippines as a radio field operator. With help from the GI Bill, he earned his Ph.D. at Stanford in Physics in 1955. His Ph.D. advisor was a young Wolfgang K.H. Panofsky, later Director of SLAC. Daryl did his thesis work in high-energy physics on the Mark II accelerator, forerunner to SLAC. He met Gertrude (Trudy) King while she was still an undergraduate at Stanford. He was offered his first job in the weapons program at Lawrence Livermore National Lab. But after two years of work at a lab in Oxford, England, he transferred from weapons to working in Livermore’s Astron Accelerator Lab. He and artist Trudy King married in 1959. They soon had two sons, Jeffrey and Russell. They moved to Palo Alto 1963. Construction of SLAC was finished in 1966, on time and under budget! In the coming years, physicists would discover traces of many new subatomic particles. Daryl worked on a series of improvements for the focusing and de...

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Marlyn Ahlenius Johnson
March 21, 1931 - Aug. 22, 2021
Menlo Park, CA

Menlo Park lost a long-time resident when Marlyn passed away in Phoenix, Arizona, at the age of 90. A bicyclist for most of her adult life, she was often spotted around town running errands, commuting to SRI International and the Book Rack, attending her own kids and friends’ kids sporting events, and volunteering in the community. A cherished place in her later years was Little House, where she shared lunch, conversations and bus trips with dear friends. Marlyn spent her early childhood in northern Minnesota with her parents, Uno and Helen, brother Roger and a big extended family. During WWII at the age of twelve, Marlyn and her family moved to the Bay Area and settled in Menlo Park. The birth of her sister Julie completed their family. Menlo Park became Marlyn’s home base for the next 75 years. She attended Sequoia High School (class of ‘48) and San Jose State (class of ‘52). In college, she was an active member of the Alpha Omicron Pi sorority, and later, the Palo Alto Alumnae group. Marlyn taught primary grades at Van Auken and Barron Park schools for seven years, married and raised three kids in Linfield Oaks, volunteered for local schools, alumni groups and ...

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Dorris Miller
May 22, 1931 - July 7, 2021
Palo Alto, California

Dorris Carmichael Miller, age 90, passed away July 7, 2021 at her home in Palo Alto, CA. She was born in Mesilla Park (a small town now part of Los Cruces), NM, to Thomas Cobb and Daisy Miser Carmichael. She grew up there and graduated from high school in 1949. She then attended New Mexico A&M College (now New Mexico State University) at Los Cruces, where she studied Mathematics, graduating in 1953. In college she became a member of Chi Omega sorority, and also met her future husband, John W. Miller (Jack). They were married in October 1953, after she had graduated. Dorris and Jack moved to Palo Alto, CA in the early 1960’s. Dorris worked at SRI International, from 1962 to 1999, as a Mathematician and Senior Scientific Computer Programmer. She worked in the Communications Laboratory and the Radio Physics Laboratory at SRI. Her work was highly regarded by the engineers for whom she worked. She and Jack both loved nature. They enjoyed visiting the San Francisco Zoo, and made many trips to National Parks for hiking and camping. They were interested in other cultures, and travelled to Australia, New Zealand, Tasmania, and Fiji, Spain, Portugal, and Morocco. Dorr...

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Carl H Feldman
Aug. 7, 1928 - Dec. 8, 2020
Menlo Park, California

Carl Heinz Feldman, 92, of Menlo Park, CA, passed away of old age at his home on December 8, 2020, attended by his family. Carl was born on August 7, 1928 to Carl and Herta (Scheelke) Feldman, German immigrants who met in San Francisco. Carl and his younger brothers Rudy and Fred grew up in Menlo Park and Palo Alto. After graduating from Palo Alto High School, Carl received a degree in chemistry from UC Berkeley in 1950. During his time at Cal, Carl worked a summer clearing invasive plants from the forests, and was soon spending much of his free time hiking, climbing, and mountaineering in his beloved Sierra Nevada mountains, especially Yosemite. Carl also had an early interest in the performing arts and loved music, especially classical and opera. During college, he worked as an usher at the San Francisco Opera House, where in later years he had season tickets and owned a nearby apartment which he offered to guests from near and far. Carl went on to receive a Master’s in Education from Stanford University. Then as a young man in search of fortune and adventure, he took a job in Saudi Arabia as a chemist with the Arabian-American Oil Company. There, in Ras Tanura, he...

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Mary Cox
Dec. 11, 1932 - March 10, 2020
Redwood City, CA

In loving memory of Mary, born in Robinsonville, Wisconsin to James and Florence (Conboy) Brinks. Mary died of natural causes at age 87, in Redwood City. Mary’s faith in God was a principal guiding force throughout her life. She was devoted to family and friends, and frequently walked/hiked with both. Mary began her career with the Sequoia Union High School District as a Home Economics teacher at Ravenswood High School. She later became a guidance advisor, working at San Carlos, Carlmont, Sequoia, and ending her career as the head of the Guidance Department at Menlo-Atherton, from which she retired in 2002. While at M-A, Mary earned the school’s Sisyphus award twice. Mary was a successful real estate investor and landlord. Along with her husband Barry, she owned and managed Pear Williams Restaurant in Menlo Park from 1976 - 1982. She was a volunteer docent at Filoli, working as a House and Garden docent and also dispatching nature hikes for school children. Mary was a volunteer usher with Stanford Live, San Jose Rep, and Palo Alto Players. Mary loved working in her garden. She was known to some as “the rose queen”. She loved playing bridge with her ...

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Kathleen G. Braunstein
Dec. 21, 1943 - Sept. 2, 2021 Woodside, CA

Kathleen Gaffney Braunstein died on September 2, 2021, in Woodside, California, with her children and husband at her side. Kathleen Margaret Gaffney was born in Los Angeles, California, the eldest of five children born to Thomas and Margaret (Donovan) Gaffney. The family moved to San Francisco a...

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John W. Josse
Feb. 20, 1930 - Sept. 1, 2021 Seattle, Washington

John William Josse passed away peacefully at the age of 91 on September 1, 2021 in Seattle, Washington, with his family by his side. John led a truly humble and remarkable life. John was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on February 20, 1930, the only child of William Josse and Bertha Wormhoudt Fis...

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George White Jr.
July 19, 1935 - Aug. 25, 2021 Carmel, CA

Born on July 19, 1935 in St Louis, MO, George was the son of George White (P’33) and Carolyn Lawrence White. He passed away peacefully on August 25, 2021, in Carmel, CA. George prepped at Lawrenceville then attended Princeton, graduating in 1957 with a degree in psychology. George developed m...

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Noble Hancock
Oct. 1, 1921 - Aug. 21, 2021 Portola Valley, California

Noble Hancock was born October 1, 1921 in Aurora, Illinois and died at The Sequoias in Portola Valley on August 21, 2021 just six weeks short of his 100th birthday. He and his wife Lorraine had lived in the Westridge area of Portola Valley for 61 years where they raised their five children. They mo...

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