Local residents who have died recently include:
Odile de La Beaujardiere, 81, a former resident of Palo Alto who enjoyed a happy marriage and family life, worked at Stanford Research Institute (now SRI International) studying the aurora borealis and later as a section chief for two Air Force Research Labs, hosted enormous dinner parties and led famously strenuous hikes, on June 21.
Jane W. Fox, 96, a former resident of Menlo Park, who worked in the medical library at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Medical Center until her retirement, was a lifelong volunteer through Bay Area hospitals, the San Francisco Council of Camp Fire Girls, Holy Trinity Church in Menlo Park and Filoli, and enjoyed cooking, gardening, sewing and knitting for herself and her family, on June 3.
Jack T. Holloway, 77, a resident of Atherton who pioneered artificial intelligence research, co-founded the computer networking company Epigram, led the creation of 54 Mbps 802.11g WiFi at Broadcom, and enjoyed sailing and photographing magical moments of travels with his family and friends, on July 9.
Cordell W. Hull, 89, a resident of Atherton who received his law degree from Harvard Law School, worked as president of the newly formed American Express International Development Company and at Bechtel for many decades in numerous executive positions, retiring as executive vice president, served on numerous boards, including the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and was an avid traveler, self-taught sailor and devoted grandfather, on Dec. 26, 2022.
Norman V. Manoogian, 91, a resident of Palo Alto who played football at Stanford University and was later inducted into the Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame, taught and coached at Ravenswood High School in East Palo Alto and then Foothill Community College, was an outstanding craftsman, enjoyed backpacking and is remembered as a family man who did his utmost to bring out the best in others, on Nov. 30, 2022.
Anne G. Moser, 95, a resident of Menlo Park, who worked at the Children’s Health Council in Palo Alto as a social worker, taught at Trinity Parish and tutored full-time from her home, served on the Menlo Park Board of Education and the Menlo Park Planning Commission, and enjoyed bird-watching, family time, her longtime book Tea Group, her dog and her dear chickens, on April 12.
James and Lucille O'Malley, 95 and 96, residents of Mountain View who (James) worked as postmaster in Mountain View for the U.S. Postal Service and volunteered with the Knights of Columbus, Little League, Babe Ruth League, Bobby Sox softball and all things related to St. Joseph's Parish, and together enjoyed hosting BBQs and social get-togethers with family and friends, on June 1, 2020 and March 6, 2023.
Robert F. Sawyer, 97, a resident of Palo Alto who founded Woodruff-Sawyer & Co., one of the largest independent insurance brokers in the country under his leadership, devoted himself to philanthropy and volunteer activities through First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame, Stanford University and Mills-Peninsula Hospital, and lived with great intellect, love for family and friends, and a deep and abiding faith, on July 14.
Dennis G. Wagstaffe, 69, a resident of Pescadero and former resident of Menlo Park who practiced general civil law, enjoyed socializing with neighbors and developing tight knit friendships, pursued farming and gardening, and is remembered as an exemplar of kindness and a testament to the strength of family bonds, on July 16.
To read the full obituaries, leave remembrances and post photos, go to Lasting Memories at mv-voice.com/obituaries.