Ralph Rawles Wheeler passed away peacefully in his home in Palo Alto, California, on March 20, 2023. He was 88 years old.
Ralph was born on May 17, 1934, in El Paso, Texas. His family moved to La Junta, Colorado, when Ralph was still a young boy when his parents bought the local newspaper, the La Junta Democrat.
When he was a teenager, Ralph joined the Koshares, a group of Scouts that v...
Richard Allen Wray, age 79, of Reno Nevada passed away after a hard fought five year battle with cancer. He passed as he wanted to, in his home and surrounded by family.
Richard was born on July 12th, 1943 to parents Eva Dunbabbin and David Wray of Palo Alto, California.
Richard took over the family business, Shelton Roofing Co. Inc. of Mountain View, California in 1967 and ran it until ...
Raymond Louis Solari
Feb. 13, 1928 - March 17, 2023
Menlo Park, California
Raymond Solari passed away peacefully on March 17, 2023. His great heart finally gave out just before midnight, and he’s gone on to his next Big Game. Born February 13, 1928 in San Francisco, he was the son of Antonio and Vittoria Solari, immigrants from northern Italy.
From earliest childhood, his dream was to play football at Cal and beat Stanford, a goal he accomplished in robust fashio...
Angus William (Bill) Gallagher, a long-time resident of Menlo Park, passed away on March 14, 2023 at the age of 94 at home with family.
Bill and his fraternal twin brother Robert were born September 3, 1928 to Agnes Aabo and Peter Gallagher in Salt Lake City, Utah and were raised in Pasadena, California. After graduating from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1946, he enlisted in the Navy. After ...
Sieglinde Gabriel was born May 09, 1939, in Schweinfurt, Germany and passed away in Sacramento, California on March 08,2023. Sieglinde survived by her husband Alfred Gabriel of 43 years, a sister and plenty of nieces and nephews. She had worked at SKF Ball Bearings during the war, and owned a restaurant named “Mom’s “in Schweinfurt, before arriving to Mountain View, California in 1978. In 19...
Alvin Irving Haimson passed away on March 8, 2023, at the age of 88, in Palo Alto, California. He was born on July 12, 1934, in Chicago, Illinois, before moving to Los Angeles with his family, where he spent most of his youth.
Al attended Occidental College and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in Psychology. After graduation, he moved to Palo Alto, Califor...
Dec. 28, 1938 - March 6, 2023
Palo Alto, California
Alice Rockwood Bethke passed away peacefully on March 6, 2023, surrounded by family. Alice was born December 28, 1938 in Summit, New Jersey to George and Ruth Rockwood. She spent her childhood there and in Champaign-Urbana, where her father taught briefly at the University of Illinois. After his death, the family moved to Tallahassee, where Alice spent her high school years. She attended college a...
Sept. 23, 1935 - March 6, 2023
Palo Alto, California
A LIFETIME OF INNOVATION AND INTEGRITY
André F. Marion passed away peacefully at home on March 6, 2023, surrounded by his family.
André was born in 1935 in Nîmes, France. Educated in France, he received his Diplôme d’Ingénieur from ENSIAM (Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Ingénieurs, Arts et Métiers, Cluny ) in both mechanical and electrical engineering. For the rest of his life,...
Mahender Partap Mohllajee, a loving husband, father, grandfather, father-in-law, brother, uncle, and friend, passed away on March 6, 2023, at the age of 86. Born in Lahore, India (present day Pakistan) on January 30, 1937, Mahender was an unyielding spirit that inspired all who knew him.
Mahender's academic pursuits began at Panjab University Camp College in Delhi, where he received a Bachel...
Barbara A. Ringham passed away peacefully at home after a long illness. She was the loving wife of Arthur J. (Jack) Ringham for just shy of 60 years.
Born Barbara Ann Bower in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on September 18, 1932, she arrived quickly and was delivered at home by her father before the doctor arrived. She was the youngest of five children with four older brothers.
In 1955 Barbara gra...
Alexandra von der Groeben passed away peacefully on Friday, March 3rd, 2023 in Boise, ID, with her loving daughter and granddaughter by her side. Alexandra was born Alexandra Izabel Astra Gräfin von Schwerin on June 5, 1927, in Berlin, Germany to Otto von Schwerin and Gabriella von Maltzan.
She emigrated from Germany to the United States in 1948. She had four children, Annabelle (1945-1945...
Paul V. Buckley, 54, of Palo Alto, California, died Thursday, March 2, 2023.
He was born May 13, 1968 in England to Colin Samuel and Maureen Ann (Pratt) Buckley. He was a 1988 graduate of Kingston University, Kingston upon Thames, England, and a 1984 graduate of the Hollyfield School, Surbiton, England.
He worked in information technology for 38 years and held senior leadership positions at ...
Ernest Aaron Vigdor
April 25, 1925 - Feb. 27, 2023
Palo Alto, California
veteran, arts/media, business, public service
Ernest Aaron Vigdor, aged 97, of Palo Alto, CA died at the Stanford Medical Center on Monday, February 27th, 2023, of natural causes.
Ernie was born April 25, 1925 in the Bronx, New York City, to Joseph and Lena Vigdor. He attended Arts High School in Newark, New Jersey; served as staff sergeant and high-speed radio operator with the Army Air Corps in Guam during World War II; and graduated fr...
Dr. John Merrill Dorman passed on at his home in Menlo Park on February 26, surrounded by loving family, after a years-long struggle with Parkinsonism.
Dr. Dorman was born on February 7, 1942, to Dr. Daniel and Dorothy Dorman in Philadelphia, PA, and spent most of his childhood in Pittsfield, MA and Orient, Long Island as part of a lively household with four siblings. He graduated Andover Ac...
Gertrude Marie Goodale, age 99, passed away peacefully on February 24, 2023.
She was born August 15, 1923, in Astoria Oregon to John and Laura Helstrom.
Gertrude was a fine artist having studied formally in both Oregon and California.
In California, Gertrude met and married Thomas Goodale. They shared a life-long love of dogs—especially cairn terriers and were generous doners to many an...