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Nancy Hoffman
April 13, 1958 - March 4, 2018
Inverness, CA

Tags: teacher/educator

Nancy passed away on Sunday, March 4, at her home in Inverness, after a brief battle with cancer. A fourth generation Californian, Nancy was born on April 13, 1958 in Coronado, CA to Marilyn Rhoades Hoffman and Ralph Hoffman, Jr. The eldest of three daughters,she grew up in Menlo Park, attending Hillview Elementary and Castilleja School. She headed to Stanford University, graduating with a Bach...

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Margaret Ma
Sept. 4, 1925 - March 3, 2018
Menlo Park, California
Margaret Feng-ya Chang Ma, a retired science librarian beloved by her family and friends, died on March 3 in Palo Alto. Margaret, 92, and her late husband, Dr. James Ma, were long-time residents of Palo Alto and Menlo Park. Born in Changsha, China on September 4, 1925, Margaret was the granddaughter of Louise Van Arnam and Rev. Huie Kin, founder of the First Chinese Presbyterian Church in New ...

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Bernice Marie D'Arcy
Jan. 19, 1918 - March 1, 2018
Menlo Park, California

Tags: teacher/educator

Bernice D'Arcy, 100, a longtime resident of Menlo Park and San Jose, died peacefully at Sequoia Hospital on March 1 after a brief stay. Mrs. D’Arcy was a native San Josan, born and raised in Sunol-Midtown at Race St. and Auzerais Ave. She spoke of her days at Notre Dame High School and the friends she made there. One of Bernice's first jobs was at Hart’s Department Store in San Jose. A grad...

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Ruth Rosenbaum
Oct. 1, 1937 - March 1, 2018
Palo Alto, California

Tags: teacher/educator

Ruth Rosenbaum passed away peacefully in her sleep due to complications from ovarian cancer on March 1, 2018. She was 80 years old. Ruth was a resident of Palo Alto for over 57 years and was predeceased by her loving husband, Dick. She is survived by her children, Amy and Dan; daughter-in-law, Jayne; grandchildren, Kathryn, Grant and David; and brother, Fred. Ruth was born in Providence, Rhode Isl...

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Feb. 22, 1932 - Feb. 28, 2018
palo alto, ca
Robert Louis Anderson, 1932-2018 An inspirational human, Bob Anderson transformed himself from an angry man to a gentle, fun-loving, (mostly) patient, always smiling guy. And he transformed himself from an alcoholic to a non-alcholic who didn’t drink alcohol for 51 years. He was a positive life force for struggling kids at Menlo-Atherton, for dying clients of hospice, and for many friends and...

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Sylvia Clay Osborne
Dec. 25, 1938 - Feb. 24, 2018
Mountain View, California
Sylvia Kyle was born on Christmas Day, in 1938 in Okolona, Mississippi to the late Luther and Lillie Kyle. Sylvia passed away peacefully surrounded by family on February 24, 2018 in Castro Valley, California. She was 79 years old. While in Mississippi, Sylvia met the love of her life, the late Archie Osborne. He dreamed of raising a family in a prosperous town and fell in love with Northern Cal...

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Warren Hastings Goodnow
Aug. 3, 1937 - Feb. 22, 2018
Palo Alto, CA
Warren Hastings Goodnow passed away on Feb. 22, 2018 at the age of 80, in Palo Alto after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He died peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family. Warren was born in Washington D.C. to Charles and Margaret Goodnow. The family, including his brother Bud and sister Mary, moved to Winchester, Massachusetts where he attended Winchester High School. He w...

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Mallory Schoen
Jan. 22, 1955 - Feb. 13, 2018
Menlo Park, California
Mallory (Marc) Schoen, 63, of Menlo Park, California, passed peacefully from this life on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, after a tenacious five-year battle against metastatic colon cancer. Born January 22, 1955, in Brooklyn, New York, to Harold and Leona Schoen, Mal was raised, along with his younger siblings Gary and Amy, in New York, Colorado, and California. Mal attended Jordan Junior High and Pal...

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Paul Burt Clarkson
Sept. 16, 1938 - Feb. 12, 2018
Ashland, Oregon

Tags: teacher/educator

Paul Burt Clarkson (9/16/38-2/12/18) in Ashland, Oregon, son of John F. Clarkson, DC, and Mary Elizabeth Wood (Clarkson) Duckworth. Survivors include sons Peter Winn Clarkson and Daniel Wood Clarkson; grandchildren Cyrus, Sarah, Reilly, Lila and Stella; sister Marcia Raven, stepsisters Janet (Stewart) Wilson and Gail Morris, half-brother Robert (Fredrique) Duckworth; niece Karen, nephew Sean; ex-w...

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Deveda Littauer
Aug. 2, 1944 - Feb. 11, 2018
Los Altos Hills, California
Deveda Merrilyn Littauer, 73, of Los Altos Hills, died unexpectedly on February 11, 2018, of cancer. Such a one is rare among us. Decent and true; caring and giving; friendly, thoughtful and kind, her life was an inspiration. Married nearly 50 years to retired Lockheed Vice President Dr. Ernest Littauer, their home became a gathering place noted for its cheerful hospitality, gorgeous orchids, and ...

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Carol Bird Cutting
May 14, 1930 - Feb. 10, 2018
Orange County, California
Carol Bird Cutting, a 60 year resident of Menlo Park, passed away at her home in Orange County, California on February 10th, 2018. Her three daughters were by her side. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Carol graduated from Marlborough School for Girls and went on to graduate from UCLA where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. After graduation, she moved to Palo Alto, where as “Miss Bird...

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Harry W. "Hunk" Anderson
Oct. 5, 1922 - Feb. 7, 2018
San Francisco Peninsula, California

Tags: veteran, arts/media, business, public service

Harry W. "Hunk" Anderson was born on October 5, 1922 in Corning, NY. His father and mother immigrated to the United States from Sweden and Norway, respectively. After serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, Hunk enrolled at Hobart College in Geneva, NY, where he played varsity tennis, fell in love with his wife Mary Margaret “Moo,” and co-founded Saga Corporation in 1948 with lifelong fr...

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Carolyn Tilton
1939 - Feb. 7, 2018
Roseville / Saratoga, California
Preceded in death by beloved husband, John H. Tilton (2000). Survived by three loving children: John Tilton, Mark Tilton and Sarah Tilton, six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Sue went home peacefully in her sleep....

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Barbara Woods
May 12, 1927 - Feb. 3, 2018
Los Altos, California
Barbara Benedict Woods passed away in her sleep on February 3rd at the age of 90, on a beautiful sunny Saturday afternoon. Just a few days prior she had enjoyed a dinner out with a few of her grandchildren. She was born May 12, 1927 to Wilbur and Ruth Benedict in Philadelphia, PA. Barbara graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, where she was a member of the Tri Delta Sorority. Her fir...

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Jean Thelma Ohme
May 19, 1928 - Feb. 2, 2018
Palo Alto, California

Tags: teacher/educator

Jean Ohme lived her 89 years to the fullest. Even during her last few years when she was battling dementia, she remained positive and supportive with the help of the wonderful staff at Palo Alto Commons. She was one of the kindest, compassionate and most determined people the world has ever known. She made Muhammad Ali and Mother Theresa look like light weights. She fought for every individual she...

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Andrew Floyd Kent
Sept. 24, 1957 - Jan. 31, 2018
Mountain View, CA
Andrew Floyd Kent died at home in Mountain View, California on 31 January 2018. He was 60 years old. Born at Bethesda Naval Hospital, Maryland, he was the son of Robert B. Kent and Rosemary Kent (nee Barclay). Andy lived in Arlington, VA; Foster City, HI; Coronado, CA; and Lawrence, KS, before his family settled in Palo Alto in 1965. He graduated from Cubberley High School in 1976. He liv...

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Margaret Ann Niven
Aug. 29, 1934 - Jan. 28, 2018
Palo Alto, California
It is with great sadness that the family of Margaret Ann Niven announces her passing on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, at Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto. She went peacefully in her sleep after 83 years of a full and happy life. Margaret Ann will be lovingly remembered by her sister, Annette (Tony) and Linda (Jay), her children, Ed Jr. (Nellie), Karen, Janine (Dan) and Cindy (Cynthia), and by her six gr...

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