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Fernando Giuseppe Vescia
Nov. 1, 1926 - Sept. 2, 2014
Palo Alto, California

Dr. Fernando Vescia, dear husband, father, grandfather and treasured friend, passed away at his Palo Alto home on Sept. 2, 2014, at the age of 87. Fernando was deeply loved by his family, who were with him when he died. During his long life, Fernando was always fascinated by history and had a prodigious memory for dates and details; he loved the written word, Leonardo Da Vinci, and the fragrance of fresh panettone. Over the years, he and his wife, Colleen, traveled together to many countries around the world. Fernando was happiest when he had a view of the sea, and a meal prepared by Colleen on his plate. Though he made his home in the United States for more than six decades, Fernando always retained his accent and carried himself with a continental elegance. A tall and handsome man, he spoke Italian, French and English fluently. His kindness and intellectual curiosity impressed everyone who met him. He was a true gentleman. Fernando Giuseppe Vescia was born on Nov. 1, 1926, to Italian parents in Alexandria, Egypt. He left Cairo in 1948 to study medicine at Johns Hopkins University and graduated with a medical degree in 1955. Dr. Vescia practiced gastroenterology for 32 year...

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Julia Henderson
1919 - Aug. 21, 2014
Portola Valley, California

Julia Henderson died August 21, 2014. A longtime resident of Portola Valley, she was 94. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Arvin Henderson, a pediatrician who cared for local children for more than 35 years, until his retirement in 1990. Mrs. Henderson graduated from Indiana University, where she received her bachelor of arts degree in business. After raising her children, she worked as the office manager for her husband’s medical practice. Mrs. Henderson is survived by children, Arvin T. Henderson Jr., Susan Henderson, Philip Henderson, and Janice Lahr; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren....

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Robert T. Schimke
Oct. 25, 1932 - Sept. 6, 2014 Palo Alto, California

Robert Tod Schimke, Professor of Biology, Emeritus, at Stanford University, died on Sept. 6, 2014, at age 81, following several months of declining health. Born in Spokane, Washington, he received A.B. and M.D. degrees from Stanford University, followed by residency training for two years at the Mas...

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George K. Butts
May 2, 1921 - Sept. 2, 2014 Mountain View, California

Ken Butts, 93, a Naval Pearl Harbor survivor, died September 2, 2014. Memorial services will be held September 20th at Christ Community Church of Milpitas at 11:00am. He is survived by his daughter and 2 grandchildren....

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Greg Brown
Oct. 23, 1951 - Aug. 29, 2014 Palo Alto, California

Gregory Douglas Brown was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Oct. 23, 1951. The son of KRON News Anchorman Art Brown, he was moved to Palo Alto at an early age, and at age 13 began an apprenticeship with Italian painter Roberto Lupetti, who taught him techniques of tromp l’oeil ("trick of the eye"...

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June E. Lee
Aug. 6, 1922 - Aug. 26, 2014 Seattle, Washington

June was born and raised in the International District of Seattle, Washington. June's family ran a store and restaurant catering to Americans and hosted banquets for the Chinese community. In 1933, June, then 11, and her mom accompanied her dad to China where he soon after passed away. There she met...

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