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John (Jack) Vincent McGraw Jr.
Dec. 26, 1930 - Aug. 1, 2022
Rancho Mirage, California

Jack McGraw epitomized the phrase Jack of all trades. A husband, a father, a friend, an entrepreneur, a businessman, a devout Catholic, a grandfather, and a great-grandfather, Jack wore many hats throughout his life as the patriarch of the ever-expanding McGraw family. Forever the loudest voice in any room with a sneeze that would have you running for cover, Jack’s presence was always known…and a hanky always handy. He had a zest for life that was perpetually on display, especially when cheering on Creighton basketball, singing church hymns a few octaves above everyone else, or yelling at one of the grandkids to “pipe down” during one of their bi-weekly treks to Baskin Robbins. Jack had a hard-earned suit for every occasion and single-handedly kept the sock garter industry in business. The man was as dapper as they come, never missing an excuse to dress up and celebrate life. Jack passed away peacefully on Monday, August 1st after deciding it was time to join his beloved bride of 61 years, Joan, in heaven – nearly 6 months without her was simply too long. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Jack spent most of his formative years in Omaha, Nebraska, where he grew into a ...

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Sheryl Roberts
Feb. 1, 1966 - July 28, 2022
Mountain View, CA

Sheryl Roberts passed away on Thursday, July 28, 2022. She is remembered as a lover of Jehovah God and His Word, and as a dynamic, faithful minister always helping others learn, understand, and live up to Bible standards. Sheryl is survived by her husband of 35 years, Scott Roberts, her mother Delores Dunn of Rochester, NY, her sisters Eva Lynn Kluth (Rochester), Val Sultan (Sunnyvale), brothers-in-law Kevin Kluth and Strider Sultan, two nephews Jordan (Tawnya) and Kyle Kluth. Sheryl loved nature and people. She walked, hiked, skied-just about any outside activity delighted her. She was also very knowledgeable about trees and plants, assisting her friends to make landscape choices that made their yards shine. On April 18, 1987 she married Scott Roberts. They knew each other as teenagers in Rochester NY and relocated to Palo Alto Alto in 1999. As a married couple, they focused on supporting each other in life and their ministry. Sheryl has many best friends and countless young ones she considered as her spiritual children. She encouraged all she knew to give their all to God’s service. Sheryl longed to live in the earthly paradise promised in the Bible (Reve...

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Lawrence Newton Hamilton
Nov. 20, 1930 - July 25, 2022
Santa Clara, California

Larry Hamilton passed away on Monday July 25, 2022, at his home in Santa Clara. He had been declining in health since his carotid stroke 15 years earlier After graduating from the University of Santa Barbara in June 1952, Larry was accepted into the Officer’s Candidate School where he completed his training and was transferred to Fisherman’s Wharf for his service in the Coast Guard. While Larry attended his classes in OCS, his wife, Valerie, remained as a student at the University of Santa Barbara following their wedding on Dec. 21, 1952, and continued to work toward her teaching credential. Upon completion of his service in San Francisco, Larry was accepted as a student at the Physicians and Surgeons Dental school in San Francisco and then moved to Palo Alto to start a dental practice, and later practiced in Mountain View. Following his retirement from Dentistry, he trained and opened his own Real Estate Office known as Altos View Associates until his declining health forced him to end his career. During his earlier years Larry traveled with his wife to foreign lands and enjoyed their frequent trips to Echo Lake where his father had built a family cabin prior to L...

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Kathryn Ann Lentz Cox
March 17, 1947 - July 22, 2022
Union City, CA

Kathryn Ann Lentz Cox passed away peacefully at home July 22, 2022 in Union City, California, surrounded by her loving daughters. Kathryn was born in Seattle, Washington on March 17, 1947 to Paul J. Lentz and Faith H. Lentz. Soon after, they moved to California where her father attended Stanford University. She was followed by her brothers Paul and Eugene. Kathryn’s childhood was spent in several cities, from Palo Alto to Seattle, Portland, Spokane, Dallas and finally returning to northern California where she attended her beloved Stanford, earning a B.A. in Sociology. Perhaps this is what provoked her lifelong interest in visiting new places. Kathryn held a Master’s degree in Library Science from San Jose State University and was an avid reader all her life. Early in her career, she was a children’s Librarian and her interest in all things and all places led to a life of learning and extensive traveling around the world. She was a devoted wife to Roger Damon Cox for 25 years and a loving mother to two daughters born in Dallas, where she lived and worked for more than 20 years. She was an inaugural member of the Stanford Women’s Golf Team and continued playing w...

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Edna Jane Anderson
July 5, 1933 - July 19, 2022
Palo Alto, California

Edna Jane Anderson (nee Gulbrandsen) completed her journey Tuesday July 19th, 2022. It was one that began in New York City in 1933, took her to Sarpsborg, Norway with her parents Johan and Mary Edna in time for the German occupation, to college at Indiana University in 1951, to Bedford, Indiana in the mid-1950s to raise her family, to Kona, Hawaii for much of the 2000s, then back to Bedford before moving to Palo Alto, California in 2012 where two of her sons still live. She often spoke of cross-country skiing to school and hiking in the mountains of Norway. Unfortunately, she also recalled the sounds of the Nazi’s boots on the cobblestone streets, and was convinced she would have been two inches taller without the German food rationing during the war. Edna was married to James (“Jim”) Howard Anderson of Bedford, Indiana for almost 60 years before Jim passed away in 2012. Together they had three sons: Steven, Michael, and James, all currently living in California. Along with her sons, she is survived by six loving grandchildren: Isobel, Miles, Lillian, Erik, Makee, and Beck. Edna’s favorite times were when she was surrounded by her family. She was a wonderful mother and...

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Guido Carlo Budelli
Oct. 30, 1923 - July 17, 2022
Menlo Park, CA

A longtime resident of Menlo Park, Guido Budelli, beloved father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Alameda, CA to Fortunato and Maria Budelli, he graduated from St. Joseph Elementary School and Sequoia High School. He served four years in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Guido married Florence Camporelli in 1946. Together they raised their family in Menlo where they were active members at St. Raymond Parish. A trained mechanic, Guido worked at Freeman-Sondgroth Paving Co. for many years and later moved on to BFI in San Jose where he became an equipment supervisor. Guido, an accomplished athlete, was also heavily involved in fast pitch softball traveling with his family to ballparks around the state from the Bay Area to Sacramento to Fresno. In retirement Guido traveled with Flo, took up golf, and was the family's “go-to” all around handyman. Guido was preceded in death by his wife, parents, and brother Louie. He is survived by his children Bob (Tana), Diane Garibaldi (John), and Dick (Robyn) and grandchildren Bobby (Sierra), Mikie (Brooke), Chris (Naomi), Adam (Sofia), Frances...

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Cozy Jarlenski Dean
July 14, 1934 - July 15, 2022
Palo Alto, California

People always say “She was like no other” when asked about someone they love. I always thought well that’s nonsense and yet here I’m gonna say she truly was one of a kind and like no other! The kind of person you only meet once in your life and if you’re lucky enough you have them for the rest of your life. She loved art and could talk about it for hours. She loved music, all kinds of music from Jazz standards to classic rock to pop. Oh and she loved to dance I always heard stories about her and Uncle Stephen swing dancing unfortunately I never got to see that but I know she loved to dance. Oh and she loved to talk politics, or better yet, argue politics! She was the person everyone came to for reassurance she didn’t give advice or tell you it was all OK no she gave you the courage to know you could do it or she just played devils advocate until you had calm down. If you wanted to whine and complain about your troubles she was there for you and it was her no nonsense attitude that just made everything better and not feel so heavy. She was my best friend my mother my aunt my twin she was my person my ride or die. Every time I see a sunrise I’ll thin...

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Michael Stephen Sullivan
April 26, 1990 - July 14, 2022
Atlantic Beach, Florida

Michael Stephen Sullivan died on July 14, 2022. A beloved son, brother and friend, he was 32. Mike grew up in Menlo Park, CA; Weston, MA; and Woodside, CA; and graduated from Menlo School. He graduated from Duke University with a degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering. With great passion, he dedicated much of his career to the expansion of renewable energy sources. He spent most of his adult life in San Francisco, and the last two years in Atlantic Beach, FL. Mike loved art fairs, fresh oysters and good steak. He was fascinated by geopolitics. He loved sports of all kinds, both as an athlete and in the stands, and was a master at convincing orchids to rebloom. But more than anything, it was Mike’s huge heart that made him who he was. He cared deeply for his family, his friends and his dogs. He drew people to him from all walks of life, and his fun-loving nature made him the light of any party. His sentimental and generous soul shone through even in his darkest times. Towards the end of his life, Mike struggled with mental illness and addiction. He fought to recover, and for this we are proud. And as terribly as we miss him, we find solace in knowing he now is at...

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David Harry Osborne
Dec. 23, 1936 - July 7, 2022
Woodside, California

David Harry Osborne passed away on July 7, 2022 at the age of 85. He was born in San Francisco on December 23, 1936 to Ramona Whitfield and David Harry Osborne, Jr. Raised in San Francisco, he went to Lincoln High School where he was a basketball stand out and earned All City, which led him to the University of California, Berkeley on a basketball scholarship. He was in the Class of 1959—the year Cal’s basketball team went to the NCAA finals and won the National championship under coach Pete Newell. Dave had developed a bad knee and sadly did not play with the team in the year of that historic game. Dave loved Cal—and cherished the many friends he made at Berkeley. He went on to be a big supporter of the University. He joined the University of California, Berkeley Foundation Board of Trustees in 1983 and served as the Chair of the Board during the “Keeping the Promise” campaign from 1987-89. He served 2 terms as Advisory Trustee from 1991-97 and also chaired the Foundation’s Investment Committee. He received the Wheeler Oak Meritorious Award in 1990 and the Chancellor’s award in 1993. Along the way he was President of the San Francisco Grid Club which supports Cal...

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James Moore Pollock
March 21, 1936 - July 5, 2022
Portola Valley, California

James Moore Pollock was born in Ross, California on March 21, 1936, the firstborn child of Charles Edward and Gertrude Ord Pollock. Sister Gay and brother Ted followed. The family grew up in Marin County and Jim attended the San Rafael Military Academy, Menlo School, and graduated from Hayward High School. He graduated from Stanford University in 1958 where he met and married Deanna Kay Amos. They settled in Portola Valley where they raised their children Jeff and Jennifer. Jim and Deanna eventually divorced but thanks to their relationship with Christ, they remained good friends and celebrated many family events together. Jim met Guila Frazier Leone in Petaluma at the World’s Wrist Wrestling Championships and they married in 1982. Together with their combined family of 5 children - Jeff and Jennifer and Jeff, Dirk and Garth Leone they continue to celebrate family milestones and enjoy an annual family trip with their children, spouses and 10 grandchildren. These trips brought Jim – and all the family – much joy. Jim, who learned to love nature from his father and mother, was instrumental in teaching all their children and grandchildren to appreciate the out of doors and took...

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Cynthia Swanson Miller
Nov. 18, 1946 - June 16, 2022
Cupertino, California

Cynthia Eva Swanson Miller was born in San Francisco in 1946 to Bob and Helen Ann Swanson. They were joined in 1959 by her sister Lori Ann. Cindy attended Palo Alto schools Loma Vista Elementary (now Juana Briones), Terman Jr. High School, and Castilleja where she graduated in 1964. She earned her BA in Social Sciences in 1968 at UC Berkeley. Cindy studied the violin, starting in 5th grade and continuing through high school, playing both in her middle school orchestra and with the California Youth Symphony Orchestra. After graduation, she married fellow Cal graduate, Bruce Quarton. Bruce joined the army and was posted to Nuremburg, Germany, where they lived for a year. When he was deployed to Vietnam, Cindy returned home to earn her teaching credential at San Jose State. After the couple settled in Palo Alto, Cindy taught elementary school in Millbrae. Their first child, Anne Katharine, was born in 1976, followed by Bradley Robert in 1980. She and Bruce went their separate ways in 1983. Shortly after that, Cindy met Buff Miller, and they were married in 1986. Buff’s children, Carolyn and Robby, and the blended family of the Millers and the Quartons, the “MSNQS...

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William (Rob) Morris Robinson
Nov. 15, 1939 - May 25, 2022
Palo Alto, California

William Morris Robinson, known as “Rob” to most of us, “Robby” to his childhood friends, and “Danger” to those at Philz, drew his last breath on May 25, 2022. Only a month earlier, Rob had ridden his beloved orange bicycle from home to the Palo Alto Baylands for a tour of his favorite bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure. Born November 15, 1939 on Route 66 in Amarillo, Texas, Rob was the first child of William F. Robinson and Anna J. John. He often reminisced about growing up in Amarillo: playing outdoors, listening to radio, learning crafts, and palling around with his younger sisters, Virginia (Gigi) and Mary. The family moved to Dallas when Rob was a teenager. Although few of Rob’s stories were about Dallas, he did tell stories about the car he made from scratch in the garage of his parents’ house. He also fondly remembered hiking the Grand Canyon from the North Rim with the Boy Scouts and Scout Leader, Doc Heroy. Doc opened Rob’s eyes to the wonders of the world. Rob graduated salutatorian from Hillcrest High in 1958, then went to college at Oklahoma State University, joined Kappa Sigma, and spent several more years than the average person earning his ba...

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Judith Falconer
June 18, 1929 - April 27, 2022
Portola Valley, CA, NC

We honor the life of Judith (Judy) Anderson Falconer, who passed away April 27, 2022 at the Sequoias Retirement Home in Portola Valley, CA. Judy was born June 18, 1929 in Sacramento and grew up in Yuba City, CA. She graduated as valedictorian from Yuba City Union High School in 1947 and entered Stanford University. She met “the love of her life,” Bob Falconer, at the Freshman Jolly-Up dance and together they worked their way through Stanford, graduating in 1951, Judy with a BA in Social Sciences with honors and Bob with a BS in Electrical Engineering. Judy and Bob were married the following Sunday and five years later moved to Portola Valley, where they raised three children, Steve, Lorry and Rob, and lived in a series of houses before moving to the Sequoias in 2003. Judy devoted her energy to parenting, the PTA, the PV Library, Cub Scouts, Campfire Girls and especially as a founding member of Christ Church. She is survived by her children and their spouses (Pat, Tom and Patty, respectively), eight grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. All of us miss her!...

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Bernice Holubar
Jan. 9, 1928 - April 8, 2022
Menlo Park, California

Bernice Holubar passed away on April 8, 2022. She was named Eula Bernice Hartley at her birth on January 9, 1928, in Olmsted Falls, a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. Her father, Leslie Hartley, had worked in a bank which failed during the Great Depression, after which he and his wife Gertrude Hartley moved their family to Tulelake, California, where the WPA had made drained portions of Klamath Lake available to World War I veterans like him for farming. The Hartleys had roots in the Klamath region dating back to the nineteenth century. Bernice spent her girlhood on what she always called “the ranch,” driving trucks and tractors like her older brother, Lawrence Hartley, helping with the production of potatoes, barley, onions, and alfalfa. She attended then-named Chico State College before transferring to Stanford University, graduating with her bachelor’s degree in 1950. Also in 1950, she married Allen Holubar, whom she met at Stanford. The couple made a home in Menlo Park, CA, where Bernice joined the faculty of Oak Knoll School. Her teaching career ended with the arrival of their four children, Mike, Kent, Carey, and Jay, starting in 1953. Bernice never lost touch with ...

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Marcia Edelstein
Oct. 14, 1933 - July 4, 1922
Mount Dora, Florida

Marcia Swiren Edelstein, long-time Palo Alto resident, passed in her sleep on July 4th in Mount Dora, Florida. She was 88. Marcia grew up in the Chicago area with her sister Paula, mother Reba Kovenock and father Max Swiren, a widely known corporate lawyer. Marcia graduated high school early, earned a bachelor’s from the University of Chicago, and entered law school there before leaving to marry the love of her life, Jack Edelstein. In 1965 they moved to Palo Alto, where Jack established one of the first child psychiatry practices in the south peninsula. Marcia ran the household and later worked as a transcriptionist. She was brilliant and creative. She loved her many close friends, folk music, Jewish culture, Yosemite, the arts and Boston terriers. In 2016 she moved to Florida to be near family, though Palo Alto was always home. She is survived by Paula, sons Mark, Scott and Peter, six grandchildren and a great grandchild....

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Robert G. Lindblom
Dec. 14, 1925 - July 8, 2022 Menlo Park, California

Robert (Bob) Lindblom, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, and accomplished Geologist, Petroleum Engineer and Professor, died Friday, July 8, 2022, surrounded by family at his home in Menlo Park, California. He was 96 years old. Born in Duluth, Minnesota in 1925 to parents Charles and Dor...

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Richard Humphries
1936 - June 29, 2022 Los Altos, CA

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April 5, 1928 - June 27, 2022 Menlo Park, California

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Kathleen C. Jacobson
April 15, 1937 - June 25, 2022 Atherton, California

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