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Alexander W. Greenwood
March 18, 1938 - Jan. 6, 2018
Palo Alto, California

Tags: business

Alexander W. Greenwood, 79, passed away Jan. 6, in Palo Alto, California, surrounded by his loving family: wife Barbara, son Alex and daughters Rebecca, Susannah and Brette. Alex, a native Houstonian, son of Dr. and Mrs. James Greenwood, Jr., graduated from St. John’s School in 1956, Rice University in 1961, served on active duty as an officer in the U.S. Navy and worked at First City National B...

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Kathryn Elizabeth Martin
Feb. 22, 1917 - Jan. 3, 2018
Menlo Park, California
Kathryn Elizabeth (Springs) Martin passed away on Wednesday evening, January 3rd, 2018 in her home of 71 years in Menlo Park. She was surrounded by family and friends. “Miss Kitty” was born February 22, 1917 in Savannah, Missouri. She was the tenth child of 13, born to Lydia Ann (Fields) Springs and James Monroe Springs. As a young woman, she cherished her education and had a particula...

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Susan Agatha (Nerney) Schumann
Dec. 25, 1936 - Jan. 1, 2018
Mountain View, California
Susan Agatha (Nerney) Schumann was born in San Francisco on Christmas Day, 1936, to Jack and Jelsy Nerney. She moved to Menlo Park at age 9 and resided there first with her parents and sister and then remained to raise her own family in the same house. She moved to Mountain View in 1996 and has been a resident there ever since. She passed away on New Year’s Day, 2018. Susan was well known and...

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Mary Jane McCune
Oct. 22, 1915 - Dec. 30, 2017
Portola Valley, CA
Mary Jane McCune, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, died peacefully in Portola Valley on December 30, 2017. She was born in Bladensburg, Maryland, just across the Anacostia River from our nation's capitol,on October 22, 1915 to James and Ruby Chowning. He worked for the US State Department and she was a homemaker. Two years later, she was blessed with twin sisters...

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Jeanne Claire Shutes, Ph.D.
Oct. 3, 1924 - Dec. 29, 2017
Palo Alto, California

Tags: teacher/educator, public service

Jeanne was born in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1924. Her father, Walter A. Maurer, an immigrant from the Ukraine in the early 20th century, died suddenly when she was four. Her mother, Maude Bennett, from a farm in Michigan, studied at the Kellogg Institute and became one of the first registered nurses in America. Her older brother, Walter Maurer, predeceased Jeanne. She grew up during the Depre...

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John Harry Jenks
July 20, 1924 - Dec. 28, 2017
Atherton, CA, California

Tags: business

John spent his early childhood in Iowa and North Carolina and at the age of 13 his family relocated to Palo Alto where he remained until moving to Atherton in 1963. He graduated from Stanford with a BA and two masters degrees in Civil Engineering (1948) and played the violin in the Stanford Symphony. In WWII, he served as a Navy Lieutenant in the Philippines. He was an avid athlete who enjoyed ...

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Harold Hohbach
Dec. 3, 1921 - Dec. 28, 2017
Atherton, California

Tags: business

Harold Hohbach, a patent attorney and developer whose mixed-use projects and whimsical art helped transform the area around California Avenue, died on Dec. 28 at his home in Atherton, according to various sources. He was 96. Known for his dogged persistence, his irascible nature, his uncompromising style and his deep appreciation for Silicon Valley's legacy of innovation, Hohbach spent more tha...

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Lee Clements
Feb. 8, 1938 - Dec. 28, 2017
San Jose, California

Tags: arts/media, teacher/educator

Lee Clements, most recently of San Jose, CA, died of complications due to a long-time heart condition, exacerbated by a recent bout of pneumonia, the evening of December 28, 2017, en route to the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Hospital from his loving home of the past several years, the Empress Care Center, San Jose. He was 79 years old. Born Buddy Lee Clements in Texarkana, Arkansas, the ...

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Shellie Patricia Duggan
July 19, 1951 - Dec. 28, 2017
Grass Valley, California
Long-time Woodside resident, Shellie Duggan, passed away on December 28, 2017 at her ranch in Grass Valley after a battle against cancer. She was surrounded with the love of her family, friends and beloved animals. Born on July 19, 1951 to Janet Anne and Lowell Harmon Duggan in Alameda, California, she settled with her family in Woodside in 1963 and lived there until her move to Grass Valley in ...

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Marvin L. Herrington
June 27, 1936 - Dec. 27, 2017
Stanford, California

Tags: public service

Marvin L. Herrington passed away at home on Dec. 27, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. After a 40-year career in law enforcement, Marvin retired from the Stanford University Department of Public Safety in 2001 where he served as chief for 30 years. Marvin is survived by his wife of 59 years, Esther; his daughters Laura, Dena, Susan and Jennifer; his sons-in-law Remy and Bradley and his ...

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Sharon Mullen
March 17, 1943 - Dec. 25, 2017
Palo Alto, California
Sharon Ann Case Mullen joined her husband and parents in heaven on Dec. 25, 2017, Christmas morning, with her loving children by her side. Sharon was born March 17,1943, in Palo Alto to Elsie and Elton Case. She went through grade school at Mayfield, then attending Wilbur Jr. High and graduated from Palo Alto High School in 1961. Her favorite color was green, which she wore proudly cheer leadin...

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McClain Johnston
Nov. 20, 1921 - Dec. 23, 2017
Palo Alto, California
McClain Johnston, MD, born Nov. 20, 1921, in Twin Falls, Idaho, passed away Dec. 23, 2017,in Palo Alto, California. From 1954 to 1964, he was a partner in the Palo Alto Medical Clinic, and from 1964 to 2008 in private practice in psychiatry and psychoanalysis in Menlo Park. He was a life member of the American Psychoanalytic Association, the San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute and Society an...

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Adelaide Veronica Iverson
Aug. 17, 1912 - Dec. 20, 2017
Menlo Park, California

Tags: public service

Adelaide Iverson passed away at her Menlo Park home on December 20, 2017. She was 105 years old. Adelaide was born on August 17th, 1912 in Oketo, Kansas, the daughter of Paul and Veronica Schmitt. Her parents were educators and every week her father brought home a book for each of his four daughters, fueling a life-long passion for learning that all four sisters shared. Adelaide graduated fr...

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Medill 'Toby' Williams
Feb. 8, 1940 - Dec. 20, 2017
Palo Alto, California
Toby Williams, 77, a 46-year resident of Palo Alto, died peacefully on Dec. 20, 2017, from complications of Parkinson's Disease and the flu. Medill “Toby” Teddington Hanna Williams was born in San Francisco to Betty and Joe Hanna, and spent her first two years there with the rest of her childhood in Menlo Park. With her San Francisco firefighter grandfather, she and her extended family spe...

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Sylvia Beverly Ambrosini
June 1, 1929 - Dec. 19, 2017
Palo Alto, CA
Sylvia Beverly (Woolf) Ambrosini, born June 1, 1929, in Berkeley, California, died on December 19, 2017, at the age of 88, in Palo Alto, California. Sylvia grew up in Berkeley and attended Berkeley High School, then the University of California, Berkeley, where she excelled in the classics. It was at UC Berkeley that she met her late husband Arnold T. Ambrosini, through Cal's active student mus...

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Leonard Harold Jurgensen, Jr.
Jan. 29, 1931 - Dec. 17, 2017
Palo Alto, California
Leonard (Len) Harold Jurgensen Jr., 86, of Palo Alto, California, was born on Jan. 29, 1931, in Omaha, Nebraska, and passed on December 17, 2017. Len was the eldest child of Leonard Sr. and Elizabeth (Turek) Jurgensen. An avid outdoorsman, Len earned the Eagle Scout rank, and throughout his life loved boating and bass fishing. Len graduated from Creighton University and served in the Korean War...

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Phyllis Vera Koch
Jan. 21, 1922 - Dec. 13, 2017
Palo Alto, California

Tags: arts/media

Phyllis Vera Koch, 95 of Palo Alto, California passed away on December 13, 2017 in her home, surrounded by her family. Phyllis was born in San Francisco to Reva and Albert Schynert. Her younger brother Irving passed away in 2003. When Phyllis was 10 years old, the family moved to Palo Alto, which was considered “the country.” They lived in Barron Park and had a chicken and goat ranch. ...

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Patricia Alice Culbertson
Sept. 13, 1925 - Dec. 12, 2017
Woodside, California

Tags: teacher/educator

Patricia Alice Culbertson passed away December 12, 2017. Patricia was born in Richland Center Wisconsin on September 13, 1925. Patricia was the third of 4 children born to Hugh and Mabel Bonar who where both school teachers. Patricia graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and soon after began her teaching career. Patricia lived in Woodside for the past 50 y...

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