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Laura Tietz
Sept. 28, 1927 - April 5, 2020
Calistoga, California
Laura Sherman Tietz (née Dawn Sherman) died peacefully at her home in Calistoga on Sunday April 5, 2020. She was born Dawn Sherman on September 28, 1927 in Stockton, California, to Floyd Paul Sherman and Martha Rose Farrington Sherman. Both the Shermans and Farringtons were early colonial families who arrived in California in the 1800s. Laura was raised in Northern California from Niles Canyo...

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Beverly Vignau
Nov. 20, 1929 - April 2, 2020
Menlo Park, California
Beverly Granger Vignau, 90, of Menlo Park, CA passed away suddenly on Thursday, April 2.  She passed away peacefully in the home in which she raised her family, and where she lived independently until her passing.  Born on November 20th, 1929, she was the daughter of Floyd Dewey Granger (former Mayor of Redwood City)  and Ethel Joanna Granger (Olson) of Redwood City California.  She was marrie...

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Kermit Holderman
March 27, 1947 - March 31, 2020
Portola Valley, CA

Tags: teacher/educator

The world lost a teacher and mentor to many on March 31st, 2020 from COVID-19. In Kermit Holderman's fifty year teaching career, he impacted the lives of thousands of high school students, many of whom would surface for a "hello" even after decades of distance. Kermit began his foray into education with the Peace Corps in Ethiopia where his grandfather, a college agronomist, spent time decades ear...

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Lorette Emert
April 2, 1925 - March 30, 2020
Menlo Park, California

Tags: public service

Loretta Emert passed away unexpectedly on March 29, 2020. Always active and engaging a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be missed by her surviving sons, Richard, Steven his wife Lupita, her grandchildren Aaron, Colin, Janelle, Mario his wife Shawna, Darrick, Heather her husband Chad, Matthew his wife Lucy, Joshua, Carrie and her great-grandchildren Sage, Leia, Paul,...

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Anne Knight
Jan. 12, 1944 - March 25, 2020
Palo Alto, California

Tags: teacher/educator

Anne Knight of Palo Alto passed away March 25, 2020 following a nearly 3 year battle with cancer. She is survived by her two sons, Ben and Daniel. Although born in St. Louis, Anne grew up in Boise, Idaho, an incredibly sharp, motivated student. She advised her parents not to buy a TV, as she instead preferred to read, participate in innumerable extracurricular activities and compete in tra...

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George Fugazi Brown
July 7, 1926 - March 23, 2020
Menlo Park, California

Tags: veteran, sports

George Fugazi Brown, a long-time resident of Menlo Park, died on March 23rd at the age of 93 after a short illness. One of his close relatives, on learning the news, responded in shock, "I thought he would live to be 100!" Until early this year, he was still driving and went to Palo Alto every evening for Italian food, followed by chocolate dessert on most occasions at Café Pro Bono, where they m...

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Mary "Pat" Patricia Rogondino
May 22, 1942 - March 20, 2020
San Marcos, California

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

Mary Patricia “Pat” Rogondino, 77, passed peacefully on Friday, March 20, 2020, with family by her side. She was born in Los Angeles, CA on May 22,1942. Her Doctors called her “the Miracle” as she lived life to the fullest while battling cancer for over 5 years. Pat is survived by her husband Michael Rogondino, daughter Michal Anne Rogondino and spouse Karen Kolonick, daughter Erin Schultz...

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Janet Kristin Winter
Sept. 9, 1948 - March 13, 2020
Mt View, California
Janet Kristin Leaver Winter, 71, entered into God’s loving arms on March 13, 2020 from her home in Mountain View, California. Janet was born on September 9, 1948 in Palo Alto, California to Robert and Joan Leaver. She grew up in Palo Alto and Menlo Park and graduated from Menlo Atherton high school in 1966. She continued her education at the College of San Mateo. Janet lived most of her li...

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Virginia Mann
May 12, 1925 - March 8, 2020
Palo Alto, California
Virginia Mann died peacefully at the age of 94 at Channing House, in Palo Alto, on March 8, 2020. She is survived by her children William, Marilyn (Doug Lesar), Kevin (Christine), Susan and Andrew Mann, and granddaughters Monica Lesar and Sonya and Destiny Mann. She was preceded in death by her husband J. Keith Mann, a professor at Stanford Law School, and brothers Bill and Walter McKinnon. Vi...

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Charlie Bisbee
Jan. 31, 1950 - March 4, 2020
Palo Alto, CA
Charles Fordyce (Charlie) Bisbee, 70, died March 4th at his home in Palo Alto, CA. Charlie was born January 31, 1950 in Grand Island, Nebraska to Mac and Dorothy (Shaw) Bisbee. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1972 from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and his MBA-Finance in 1979 from the University of Southern California. Charlie’s work ethic was formed at an early age ...

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Irving B. Goldberg
July 9, 1926 - March 3, 2020
Palo Alto, California

Tags: veteran, business

Irving B. Goldberg died peacefully at home on March 3 in Palo Alto at the age of 93 surrounded by family. Irving is survived by his daughter Elaine and her husband Charles and his son Evan and his wife Cindy, as well as five grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his loving wife Ruth of 66 years. Irving was born on July 9, 1926 in Boston, Massachusetts to Meyer and Esther Goldberg. He att...

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Betty Compton Selberg
Nov. 24, 1929 - Feb. 26, 2020
Virginia Beach, Virginia
On February 26, 2020 Betty Compton Selberg, formerly of Princeton, NJ and Mountain View, CA, passed away at the age of 90 in Virginia Beach, VA. Betty was born November 24, 1929 in Muses Mills, KY to Virginia Nell Compton and Harold Compton. Betty was the eldest of six children. A graduate of Deer Park High School in Cincinnati, OH, she received her undergraduate degree in journalism from the ...

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Michael Loran
May 29, 1960 - Feb. 26, 2020
Palo Alto, CA
Beloved husband and father Michael Loran passed away at home on February 26, 2020, surrounded by his family after a brief but hard-fought battle with cancer. He was born to Haim and Jeannine Loran on May 29, 1960 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Michael spent his childhood in France and Israel with his parents and older sister Ayala. After graduating from high school, Michael served in the Israel Defense Forc...

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Robert Vincent Violante
July 19, 1939 - Feb. 25, 2020
Palo Alto, California

Tags: veteran, public service

Robert (Bob) Vincent Violante, M.D. passed away in Los Angeles, California on February 25, 2020 at 80 years old. Larger than life, Bob had an insatiable curiosity, a wry humor and an endless call to adventure. He skillfully cared for his patients, and, at home, found peace and love with his family and friends. Bob’s love was indeed expansive. He glued together four lovely families into one l...

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