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David Lee Kreutner
March 1, 1941 - Sept. 7, 2020
Woodside, CA, California

Tags: veteran

David Kreutner, beloved father, grandfather, and brother, died at the age of 79 on September 7, 2020. He was the first child born to Ben and Marie Kreutner in Waterloo, Iowa on March 1, 1941. Dave was the oldest of seven children and spent his childhood working on the family farm in Atkins, Iowa. He was always proud to call himself an “Iowa Farm Boy.” He sought adventure as soon as h...

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Judy Elizabeth Dong
Nov. 19, 1965 - Sept. 6, 2020
Palo Alto, California
Judy Elizabeth Dong, 54, passed away peacefully on September 6, 2020 at her home in Palo Alto, California. She was born at Kaiser Santa Clara November 19, 1965 just minutes before her twin sister Julie Ann. Judy held a masters degree in early childhood education from Notre Dame de Namur University. She taught preschool before dedicating 25 years of diligent service to the Palo Alto Libraries. A co...

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John Lambert Sommer
Jan. 23, 1927 - Sept. 1, 2020
Palo Alto, California
John Lambert Sommer, M.D. (93) died on September 1, 2020, from the effects of a stroke, at his home in Palo Alto. Born on a farm outside Pekin, IL, and raised as a Mennonite, he was the youngest son of the late Nora Sommer (Lambert) and O.J. Sommer. He married Donna M. Sommer (Meddaugh), M.D. on June 14, 1953. Surviving are younger son Matthew and daughter-in-law Ih-hae Chang (of Stanford, C...

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Marilyn Kelly
Dec. 9, 1933 - Aug. 29, 2020
Menlo Park, California

Tags: teacher/educator

Marilyn Donaldson Kelly, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend, passed away on August 29, 2020 after a long and valiant battle with cancer. Not long before she died, Marilyn said, "you know, I have had a truly wonderful life". And she did! She was born on December 9, 1933, the youngest child of Joseph Ellis and Edythe Baddley Donaldson. As her father's job took him all over the Mountain Wes...

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Charles Albert Drekmeier
Sept. 10, 1927 - Aug. 25, 2020
Palo Alto, California
Charles Drekmeier, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Stanford University, died at home in Palo Alto on August 25, 2020, just shy of his 93rd birthday. Known for his creativity, intellectual curiosity, and liberal politics, he was adored by his students, many of whom went on to distinguished careers in politics, law, academia and the nonprofit sector. Born in Beloit, Wisconsin to Albert...

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Louise Burpee Landreth
Dec. 15, 1924 - Aug. 23, 2020
Inverness, CA

Tags: teacher/educator

Louise Burpee Landreth, teacher, mother, philanthropist and community leader, passed away peacefully on Sunday evening, August 23, 2020. She was 95 years old. Born Louise Kellam Burpee on December 15, 1924 in Bronxville, New York, Louise lived a full and extremely active life. She referred to her hometown as “a small suburb with an excellent public-school system, where everybody knew each othe...

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Douglas R. Monica
Nov. 24, 1950 - Aug. 22, 2020
East Palo Alto, California
Douglas (Doug) Monica passed away peacefully on Saturday August 22, 2020. Doug was a husband, a father, and a grandfather. He retired from Stanford University after serving students at the Law School and School of Medicine for more than 25 years. Doug was a lifelong political activist who from a young age devoted his life to fighting for social justice, from opposing the Vietnam War to suppo...

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Patricia Anne Klein
Nov. 15, 1941 - Aug. 22, 2020
Palo Alto, California
Patricia Anne Katz Klein died peacefully on August 22, 2020 losing her long battle with cancer. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio. She spent most of her growing up years in Phoenix, Arizona. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a B.A. in Education in 1963 and a M.S. degree in Speech in 1965. She married John Klein in 1964-1993. They spent their marriage in North Hollywood, Ca. She was...

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Katharine "Kitty" Moore
July 10, 1925 - Aug. 17, 2020
Redwood City, California

Tags: sports, public service

Mrs. Katharine (Kitty) Moore died on August 17, 2020. She was 95 years old. The daughter of Presbyterian Medical Missionary parents, Mrs. Moore was born in Shimran, just outside of Tehran, Persia (present day Iran). Her early education took place in missionary schools in Persia with furlough years in Beirut, Geneva and in the United States. In 1939 , under the shadow of war in Europe, she retur...

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Colleen Diane Vescia
Jan. 12, 1931 - Aug. 17, 2020
Palo Alto, California

Tags: arts/media

Born in Tacoma, Washington, on January 12, 1931, Colleen Diane Vescia (née Farrell) passed away at home from natural causes on August 17, 2020, surrounded by her family. She was 89. Colleen grew up in Seattle during the Great Depression, the middle child in a working-class family, bookended by brothers Dennis and Barry. She attended Coe School, where her grandson would enroll many years later,...

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Joan Louise Inglis
Feb. 22, 1929 - Aug. 16, 2020
Menlo Park, California

Tags: teacher/educator

Joan Louise Harzfeld Inglis, six decade Menlo Park resident, passed peacefully amidst a sudden, summer thunderstorm on August 16th in Palo Alto. Joan packed a lifetime of experiences into nearly every year of her life. She traveled to every continent many times, including a trip to Jordan, Egypt and Syria as soon as flights were available after 9/11, a pre-detente trip to Russia and a brisk hik...

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Eveleen Katherine Lopez
April 26, 1935 - Aug. 16, 2020
Menlo Park, California
Eveleen Katherine Lopez April 26, 1935 – August 16, 2020 Eveleen Lopez died peacefully on August 16, 2020. She was born in San Francisco to the late Lawrence L Johnston and Ruth Johnston. Eveleen had an idyllic childhood in Menlo Park and spent many weekends exploring the Mission District while visiting her beloved Grandparents in San Francisco. Eveleen was a graduate of Sacred Heart Atherto...

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Minako "Pat" Kawauchi
Oct. 21, 1918 - Aug. 11, 2020
Savage, Minnesota

Tags: business

Minako “Pat” Kawauchi passed away peacefully in her sleep Aug. 11, 2020, in Savage, Minn., at 101 years old. Born Oct. 21, 1918, to Kanichi and Yanayo Matsunami in Sacramento, Calif. Preceded in death by parents; husband Takuo; sisters, Em (Bob) Nakadoi, Alice (Jack) Kaya, Rose (Ed) Ishii and Doris (Amile) Okasaki; brothers, Joe (Frances) Matsunami, Don Matsunami, Masaru Matsunami and Manuel M...

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Harvey Lowell Cobb
June 17, 1928 - Aug. 9, 2020
Palo Alto, California
On Sunday August 9, 2020, Harvey Lowell Cobb passed away. Harvey was born on June 17, 1928 at Palo Alto Hospital and was the second child of William Clifford Cobb and Gertrude Wyman Cobb. Harvey was proud of his California heritage. Harvey grew up in Palo Alto, sharing many stories from his youth, he enjoyed tinkering with and driving his hot rods, playing golf in Junior High School at the Los ...

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Charmian Kolar Hilleary
1924 - Aug. 9, 2020
Portola Valley, California
Charmian died peacefully on August 9th at The Sequoias Portola Valley, where she lived since 1997. She was 96 years old. She was born and spent her childhood in Portland, Oregon, the older daughter of Edward and Delight Kolar. Looking back on her life, she often acknowledged that she had a wonderful life. Always a bright person, as a child she read and retained the entire 20 volume Book of Kn...

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Virginia "Gigi" Gertridge Noa
Oct. 6, 1961 - Aug. 6, 2020
San Francisco, California
With her husband at her side, Gigi Noa passed away peacefully at Kaiser Hospital in Redwood City on August 6, 2020, after unexpectedly suffering a massive brain hemorrhage while tending her garden. She was 58. Born at Stanford Hospital on October 6, 1961, Gigi was the youngest of four children to John and Virginia Gertridge. Growing up in Menlo Park, Gigi attended Encinal Elementary, Sacred Hea...

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Clare Tucker
May 31, 1946 - Aug. 6, 2020
Mountain View, California
Clare Tucker, a Mountain View resident for forty years, has died. She was 74. Clare, who died peacefully at home on August 6th, was born May 31, 1946, to Douglas Sherwood Tipton and Florence Alice (Langfeldt) Tipton, in Queens, New York City. She grew up with older brother Douglas II and three younger sisters, Linda Janet (Harmon), Karen Wanda (Hlebo) and Joan Elinor (Huffman). About 1952, the fa...

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Mary Kiki Wilcox
April 2, 1928 - Aug. 4, 2020
Palo Alto, California

Tags: teacher/educator

Mary Kiki Wilcox, born in San Francisco in 1928, died on August 3, 2020, in Palo Alto, CA. She was predeceased by her dearly beloved husband, Wally (Wallace) Wilcox in 1999. She was a teacher and principal in the San Francisco Unified School District for twenty years, and a senior researcher at SRI International for ten years. Her B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Ph.D. from...

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Susan Allain Miller
Sept. 18, 1941 - Aug. 4, 2020
Atherton, CA
Susan Allain Miller died peacefully in her home in Atherton on Tuesday August 4, 2020 with her husband Dean at her side. She had been dealing with cancer since the diagnosis and surgery in 2016. Susan was born to Paul and Edna Allain in Holyoke Massachusetts on September 18, 1941. She was educated in public schools in Holyoke and Northampton Massachusetts and graduated from Conrad High School in ...

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