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Richard James Raiter
Oct. 8, 1940 - Sept. 7, 2019
Palo Alto, California

Tags: veteran, teacher/educator

A longtime resident of Palo Alto, Dick was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on Oct. 8, 1940. He passed away peacefully on Sept. 7, 2019, at the age of 78. Survived by his wife Joan Raiter, daughter Holly Madariaga, son-in-law Eric Madariaga, grandchildren Ian, Leah and Owen, brother and sister-in law Bruce and Cheryle Raiter. He was a Carleton College graduate in 1962, a U.S. Navy Lieutenan...

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Donald Warren Peterson
June 8, 1931 - Sept. 5, 2019
Portola Valley, California

Tags: veteran, business

Former Atherton resident Donald Warren Peterson, 88, passed away September 5th at the Sequoias in Portola Valley, where he had lived with his wife Nancy for the past eleven years. Originally from Tacoma, Washington and a graduate of Oregon State University in the NROTC program, Don served as an airborne CIC officer for three years in the Pacific before earning an MBA from Stanford University. Alwa...

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Julia Anne (Clay) Freeman
Nov. 24, 1940 - Aug. 28, 2019
Palo Alto, California

Tags: teacher/educator

Julie was born in Torrance, California, and raised in Alhambra, California. She attended Garfield Elementary and Alhambra High School before earning a Bachelor's Degree in English and her teaching credential from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her family had a cabin at Lake Arrowhead, where she enjoyed a lifetime of summers water-skiing, boating and swimming. It was there that sh...

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Diane Lynn Zucchero
Sept. 28, 1948 - Aug. 23, 2019
Palo Alto, California
Diane L. Zucchero passed away on August 23rd at the age of 70. Her daughter Gioia Zucchero and former husband John were by her side during Diane’s final moments. The family wishes to thank the countless people who engaged in her care over the past several years. For the complete obituary, please visit

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Edward Ehelebe
Jan. 6, 1926 - Aug. 20, 2019
Portola Valley, California

Tags: veteran

Edward Ehelebe of Portola Valley passed away on August 20th at 93 ½. He was surrounded by family and friends. Ed studied at the University of Oregon. He was a Merchant Marine with travels from New Guinea to the Philippines as well as ventures to Europe and South America. He was a late draftee to the Army and spent time in Paris where he met his wife of 63 years, Pam, in Paris. Ed worked at ...

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Elmer Palacios Cruz
June 20, 1992 - Aug. 20, 2019
Tracy, CA

Tags: public service

Elmer Palacios Cruz had just landed the job of his dreams, working for the Stockton Unified School District Police Department January 2018 when he was diagnosed with cancer a few months later and lost the battle Aug. 20, 2019, age 27. Elmer was recruited (to the police department) because of his positive demeanor, integrity and character, strong desire for public service and suitability for ser...

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Richard Stanley Chandler
April 14, 1955 - Aug. 10, 2019
Redwood City, California

Tags: arts/media, sports

Richard Stanley Chandler April 14, 1955 – August 10, 2019 In Redwood City, surrounded by his loving mother, Carolyn Hartman, and his dog, Jersey. Son of Del Wayne Chandler and beloved big brother to Don Chandler and Kathleen Hartman-Felion and Uncle to Emily Chandler. Rick is a longtime friend and coach to Peninsula youth for generations, changing their lives for the better with his calm ...

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Eleanor Stitt Andrews
July 21, 1925 - Aug. 8, 2019
Menlo Park, California

Tags: public service

Eleanor Stitt Andrews passed away on August 8, 2019. She was an amazing, vibrant person and was the queen of any occasion. She led a full and rich life. Eleanor was born in San Francisco, California, on July 21, 1925, to Alexander William and Edith Hoyland Stitt. She grew up in the San Mateo Park area with her brother Douglas and sister Geraldine “Cookie”. Eleanor attended Hamlin School in Sa...

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Paul Roy Sibcy
Aug. 15, 1944 - Aug. 7, 2019
Mountian View, California

Tags: veteran, teacher/educator, public service

Paul Sibcy was born in Hamilton, Ohio. He was the youngest of five children born to MaryLou and Wallace Sibcy who owned a 160 acre dairy farm. Paul served in the military on the East West German border during the cold war period, then returned to his home town, where he married his first wife and began a factory job. It didn’t take him long to realize that factory work was not his calling, so he...

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Roberta Garland
Jan. 19, 1927 - Aug. 7, 2019
Pleasanton, California
Roberta “Bobbie” Garland passed away peacefully following respiratory failure, surrounded by her loving family. She grew up in Pasadena, graduated from UC Berkeley in Fine Arts, and continued her interest and talents in the arts her entire life. Newly married to J. Jepson Garland, Bobbie worked at the Wind Tunnel at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab (part of Cal Tech, our dad’s alma mater), then m...

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Rita Francis Quarre
July 23, 1931 - Aug. 3, 2019
Kirkland, Washington

Tags: teacher/educator, public service

Rita passed away unexpectedly on August 3rd, 2019 in Kirkland, Washington, at the age of 88. It was a sunny, warm, beautiful day to match her personality. Rita was born July 23rd, 1931 in Palo Alto, California to Richard and Theresa Bettini. She grew up in Los Altos and Menlo Park, California, graduating from Sequoia High School in Redwood City. She attended San Jose State University, graduating ...

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Jill Mendenhall
July 28, 1951 - Aug. 3, 2019
Mountain View, California

Tags: business

Jill Mendenhall died on Saturday, August 3rd, in her Mountain View home, after a long battle with metastasis of breast cancer. She had just turned 68. A longtime resident of Mountain View, Palo Alto, and the greater Bay Area, Jill was born in Riverside but never lived there. As a “military brat,” she grew up in a half-dozen other states before returning to Santa Maria and then La Habra, wh...

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Kurt Mueller-Vollmer
June 28, 1928 - Aug. 3, 2019
Palo Alto, California

Tags: teacher/educator

Kurt Mueller-Vollmer 1928 - 2019 Emeritus Stanford University Professor of German Studies and Humanities Kurt Mueller-Vollmer passed away in his Palo Alto home on August 03, 2019 at the age of 91. Born in Hamburg, Germany, on June 28, 1928, Kurt attended the University of Cologne where he focused on history, philosophy, German and Romance languages. In 1951-52 Kurt studied at the Sorbonne i...

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Glenda Bartel Derman
April 1, 1936 - Aug. 3, 2019
Menlo Park and Tracy, California
Glenda peacefully completed her journey on Saturday, Aug. 3rd after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. It’s hard to summarize a busy and fruitful life like hers in a few short paragraphs, but her relatives and friends will remember her as a vibrant person with strong opinions and an active intellect. She was born in San Francisco in April 1936 and lived most of her life on the Peninsula...

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