Robert Michael Scarlett
Nov. 10, 1928 - Sept. 18, 2015
Palo Alto, California
Robert Michael Scarlett, a longtime resident of Palo Alto, died Sept 18 after a brief illness. He was 86. Robert was born on Nov. 10, 1928, in Iowa City. He grew up in Calgary, graduated with honors from University of Toronto, where he also then received a fellowship for post-graduate work and earned his masters in engineering physics, specializing in servo-mechanics. After Toronto, he was awarded an engineering fellowship for Stanford University, where he completed his Ph.D. and became an associate professor. The same year he entered Stanford, his father, Earle P. Scarlett, a prominent Canadian physician, was appointed as the chancellor to The University of Alberta. The Earle P. Scarlett High School now exists in Calgary, Canada. He married Pat Scarlett, who became a California artist, in Alberta, Canada, in 1951, prior to moving Palo Alto. They then had two children, who they raised in Palo Alto. An engineer, he spent 40 years working in the telecommunications industry in the area, at ITT Semiconductors, TWR Vidar and Vista Labs Inc, as well as other companies. After retiring, he continued to do consulting work. An avid musician and lover of early and baroque music, ...
June 1, 1965 - Sept. 5, 2015
Christopher C. Stivers, a resident of Berkeley, passed away September 5, 2015, while vacationing in Vietnam. Chris recently retired from the UC Berkeley Athletics department, where he was Associate Director for Compliance for the past 15 years. Chris was doing what he loved most, traveling the world. Chris is survived by his mother, Dorothy Stivers of Atherton, and three sisters, Katie Stivers of Menlo Park, Sarah Camp of Antelope, and Hope Stivers of Redwood City. He is predeceased by his father, Edward Stivers. Chris grew up in Atherton, attended Menlo-Atherton High School, and received his undergraduate degree in Economics at UC Berkeley, and a JD at UC Hastings College of the Law. He made his career in college athletics, first at the University of Colorado Boulder and then at UC Berkeley. ...
Robert M. Huff
Feb. 19, 1921 - Oct. 2, 2015 Menlo Park, California
Robert Milton Huff died peacefully October 2 at the age of 94. Born February 19, 1921, in Sioux City, Iowa, to Thomas B. Huff and Cecil Drinkard Huff, Robert attended Stanford University. He was a successful contractor, building many custom houses in Atherton that were known as "Huff Houses." He...
June 25, 1925 - Sept. 24, 2015 Half Moon Bay/ Palo Alto, California
James N. (Jim) Shoolery, a pioneer in the development of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR) at Varian Associates, passed away peacefully on Sept. 24 surrounded by his family. He received a B.S. from UC Berkeley in February 1948 and received his Ph.D. from Caltech in June 1952. He also ser...
Austin A. Wakeman
Sept. 8, 1920 - Sept. 20, 2015 Menlo Park, California
Austin passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 20, at age 95 following a brief illness. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Marjo Shirreffs Wakeman, his son Stephen of Menlo Park, his daughter Kristin Hanggi and her husband John of Marietta, Georgia, his grandchildren Elizabeth Johnston a...
James F. Kunde
Oct. 9, 1930 - Sept. 18, 2015 Portola Valley, California
James Fredrick Kunde, 84, a native of Yuba City and resident of The Sequoias retirement community in Portola Valley, died Friday, September 18, 2015, at The Sequoias Health Center. Of a sunny and generous disposition, Jim was beloved by all who knew him. He was one of those rare individuals who t...