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News - March 10, 2023

Local residents who died recently

Ernest "Ernie" Vigdor, 97, a Palo Alto resident known for his artistic vision who served as a high-speed radio operator with the Army Air Corps in Guam during World War II and later opened his own graphic design company, died on Feb. 27; Matthew Elliot Slavik, 70, a Menlo Park resident and Stanford Business School graduate known for his lifelong love of rock, jazz and folk music, died on Feb. 23; Juanita Kathryn Watson Brooks, 96, a former longtime Menlo Park resident and teacher who devoted much of her life to mentoring and advocating for children, especially those of color, died on Feb. 18; Bernard A. Newcomb, 80, a Palo Alto resident and angel investor who co-founded the online brokerage firm E*Trade and was known for using his earnings to improve the lives of others, died on Jan. 29; Duane Edwin Champion, 73, a Menlo Park resident and research geologist at the U.S. Geological Survey whose study of volcanoes was instrumental in understanding the region's geologic history and the action of plate tectonics, died on Jan. 11; Marilyn "Lyn" Alice Hohbach, 93, an Atherton resident and Stanford University graduate known for her love of music, volunteer work and her intellectual curiosity, died on Jan. 8.

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