Raymond Louis Solari
Feb. 13, 1928 - March 17, 2023
Menlo Park, California
Raymond Solari passed away peacefully on March 17, 2023. His great heart finally gave out just before midnight, and he’s gone on to his next Big Game. Born February 13, 1928 in San Francisco, he was the son of Antonio and Vittoria Solari, immigrants from northern Italy.
From earliest childhood, his dream was to play football at Cal and beat Stanford, a goal he accomplished in robust fashio...
Sieglinde Gabriel was born May 09, 1939, in Schweinfurt, Germany and passed away in Sacramento, California on March 08,2023. Sieglinde survived by her husband Alfred Gabriel of 43 years, a sister and plenty of nieces and nephews. She had worked at SKF Ball Bearings during the war, and owned a restaurant named “Mom’s “in Schweinfurt, before arriving to Mountain View, California in 1978. In 19...
Dec. 28, 1938 - March 6, 2023
Palo Alto, California
Alice Rockwood Bethke passed away peacefully on March 6, 2023, surrounded by family. Alice was born December 28, 1938 in Summit, New Jersey to George and Ruth Rockwood. She spent her childhood there and in Champaign-Urbana, where her father taught briefly at the University of Illinois. After his death, the family moved to Tallahassee, where Alice spent her high school years. She attended college a...
Mahender Partap Mohllajee, a loving husband, father, grandfather, father-in-law, brother, uncle, and friend, passed away on March 6, 2023, at the age of 86. Born in Lahore, India (present day Pakistan) on January 30, 1937, Mahender was an unyielding spirit that inspired all who knew him.
Mahender's academic pursuits began at Panjab University Camp College in Delhi, where he received a Bachel...
Sept. 23, 1935 - March 6, 2023
Palo Alto, California
A LIFETIME OF INNOVATION AND INTEGRITY
André F. Marion passed away peacefully at home on March 6, 2023, surrounded by his family.
André was born in 1935 in Nîmes, France. Educated in France, he received his Diplôme d’Ingénieur from ENSIAM (Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Ingénieurs, Arts et Métiers, Cluny ) in both mechanical and electrical engineering. For the rest of his life,...
Barbara A. Ringham passed away peacefully at home after a long illness. She was the loving wife of Arthur J. (Jack) Ringham for just shy of 60 years.
Born Barbara Ann Bower in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on September 18, 1932, she arrived quickly and was delivered at home by her father before the doctor arrived. She was the youngest of five children with four older brothers.
In 1955 Barbara gra...
Paul V. Buckley, 54, of Palo Alto, California, died Thursday, March 2, 2023.
He was born May 13, 1968 in England to Colin Samuel and Maureen Ann (Pratt) Buckley. He was a 1988 graduate of Kingston University, Kingston upon Thames, England, and a 1984 graduate of the Hollyfield School, Surbiton, England.
He worked in information technology for 38 years and held senior leadership positions at ...
Ernest Aaron Vigdor
April 25, 1925 - Feb. 27, 2023
Palo Alto, California
veteran, arts/media, business, public service
Ernest Aaron Vigdor, aged 97, of Palo Alto, CA died at the Stanford Medical Center on Monday, February 27th, 2023, of natural causes.
Ernie was born April 25, 1925 in the Bronx, New York City, to Joseph and Lena Vigdor. He attended Arts High School in Newark, New Jersey; served as staff sergeant and high-speed radio operator with the Army Air Corps in Guam during World War II; and graduated fr...
Dr. John Merrill Dorman passed on at his home in Menlo Park on February 26, surrounded by loving family, after a years-long struggle with Parkinsonism.
Dr. Dorman was born on February 7, 1942, to Dr. Daniel and Dorothy Dorman in Philadelphia, PA, and spent most of his childhood in Pittsfield, MA and Orient, Long Island as part of a lively household with four siblings. He graduated Andover Ac...
Gertrude Marie Goodale, age 99, passed away peacefully on February 24, 2023.
She was born August 15, 1923, in Astoria Oregon to John and Laura Helstrom.
Gertrude was a fine artist having studied formally in both Oregon and California.
In California, Gertrude met and married Thomas Goodale. They shared a life-long love of dogs—especially cairn terriers and were generous doners to many an...
Matthew Elliot Slavik passed away peacefully on February 23, 2023 after a long period of ill-health. He was 70. Born to Sam and Harriet (“Tiger”) Slavik, Matt came of age in vibrant 1960’s Los Angeles. This instilled in him a lifelong love of rock, jazz, and folk music of any era, particularly that involving acoustic guitar, which he played religiously for the majority of his life. He was a ...
Jan. 13, 1944 - Feb. 21, 2023
Portola Valley, California
Cecily left us on February 21 after a 15-year struggle with Lewy Body Dementia. She was a fearless and highly motivated person all her life even as demonstrated through her long final struggle. Although it has been a long slow departure, she will continue to be missed. She left her brothers Frank, Paul, and Jim Merrill and her husband, Frank Friedlaender, behind.
Cecily was a California native ...
May 18, 1943 - Feb. 21, 2023
Palo Alto, California
Judith Hootman Koch, a longtime Palo Alto resident passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, February 21, 2023. Three weeks earlier she was diagnosed with cancer. On the day she passed she waited until loved ones could arrive, including all six of her grandchildren, then she left us. She lived life on her own terms, and she left this world the same way. Judy was 79.
Judy was born May...
Juanita Kathryn Brooks
May 3, 1926 - Feb. 18, 2023
Menlo Park and Redwood City, California
teacher/educator, public service
Juanita Kathryn Watson Brooks, whose passion for her family and whose steadfast commitment to Bay Area education shaped a generation of Peninsula students of color, died on Saturday, February 18th in Redwood City, California. She was 96 years old. An ardent wife, a beloved mother, a dazzling Brooks family matriarch, a committed teacher, and an elegant and dynamic Peninsula community member for ove...
Nancy Margaret Pruitt Snideman passed away unexpectedly at age 80 on February 18, 2023 in Napa, California.
She was born October 6, 1942 to Maxwell and Margaret Pruitt in Savannah, Georgia. She graduated from St. Vincent Academy, Armstrong College, and UNC Chapel Hill. She married her love, Fritz Snideman, the day before Christmas Eve and spent 46 loving and exciting years with him traveling t...