Manuel Santos Avila
Nov. 1, 1941 - Sept. 9, 2023
Santa Clara, California
veteran, public service
Manuel passed away after a two year battle with cancer. After having served in the Navy, he had a 29 year career with the County of Santa Clara Children’s Protective Services as a social worker. He is survived by his wife, Katherine; children, Tim and Micaela; brother John; sister-in-law, Molly and numerous nieces and nephews....
Sept. 14, 1936 - Sept. 4, 2023
Menlo Park, California
The celebrated life and achievements of Dr. Ferid Murad, a Nobel Prize-winning scientist, pharmacologist, and physician who made groundbreaking discoveries in the field of cardiovascular medicine.
Dr. Murad passed peacefully at his home in Menlo Park on September 4, 2023.
Dr. Murad was born in Whiting, Indiana, in 1936 to an Albanian immigrant father and an American mother. He grew up worki...
Arturo Santo Domingo
Nov. 19, 1938 - Aug. 25, 2023
Las Vegas/Atherton, Nevada/California
Arturo (Art) Santo Domingo (11/19/1938 – 8/25/2023), passed away at the age of 84 surrounded by his family at his residence in Las Vegas.
Art was born in Bronxville, NY to parents Ernestina Garcia Santo Domingo and Luis Felipe Santo Domingo, both of whom immigrated from Colombia. After graduating from Bronxville High School in 1955, Art attended Duke University, graduating in 1960 with a Ba...
Priscilla C. Azcueta, 68, of San Mateo, California, passed away on August 20, 2023, after a three-year battle with Multiple Myeloma Cancer.
Priscilla was born on August 22, 1954, to Peter and Virginia Azcueta in San Jose, California and raised in Mountain View, California. After Priscilla graduated from Mountain View High School in 1972, she went on to study Social Work, Sociology and Psycholog...
Dec. 5, 1942 - Aug. 17, 2023
Palo Alto, California
Joan Wrenn, 80, a long time Palo Alto resident, passed away on August 17, 2023. The youngest of four children, she grew up in Lorain, Ohio, before graduating from Catholic University in Washington, D.C. in 1965. After a year spent working for the National Institutes of Health, Joan headed west to graduate school at Stanford.
While at Stanford, Joan met fellow grad student Jim Wrenn and the tw...
Donna Marie Prudence, age 76, passed away on August 14, 2023, in the presence of her husband Paul at their home in Los Altos Hills, CA. After a courageous battle she succumbed to chronic health issues stemming from Lyme disease. Donna was born on October 24, 1946, in Salt Lake City, UT, to Lawrence and Geraldine "Gerry" McQuade, whom she now joins in heaven. Donna was a beloved wife, mother, grand...
Donald Niederhaus passed away peacefully on August 6, 2023. He was born in San Francisco on April 1, 1941, the son of Ed and Betty Niederhaus. Don graduated from San Mateo High School in 1959 and was active in school government and swimming. He earned his degree in Industrial Management from UCSB in 1963. Don established Cold Storage Manufacturing in 1976 and grew his business 40+ years with his h...
Stephen ‘Bud’ Belich said farewell to this world on Saturday August 5, 2023 at his home in Menlo Park. He was 85 years young, lived a full life and leaves a legacy of love, friendship and joy in family, work and community.
Bud was born in 1938 in Clairton, PA, a small town on the Monongahela River just outside of Pittsburgh, to Mike and Catherine Belich. Along with his sisters Cathy and Mar...
Joan Marie Agnes Murphy Meyn was born in San Francisco to Agnes and Anthony Murphy on January 20, 1930. A 3rd generation San Franciscan, she graduated from Presentation High School and had many stories of her adventures there with her dear friends, Jeanne Major Murphy, Alice Marshall Ravano, and Rita Ross Cashman as well as tales of the nuns (think Trouble with Angels).
At a YLI dance at the ...
Alice Kwai Yuen Meyers (née Lau) peacefully passed away July 29, 2023 in hospice care in Kent, Washington. She was just several weeks shy of her 93rd birthday.
Alice grew up in Moana Loa Gardens in Honolulu, Hawai’i, where she was one of 13 children. They were a close-knit family. Her sisters nearest her age have remained her best friends throughout her life. She loved time with family an...
March 6, 1944 - July 29, 2023
Menlo Park & Portola Valley, California
John Gaetano, formerly of Menlo Park and Portola Valley passed away peacefully at 79 surrounded by his family in El Dorado Hills, CA. John was born March 6, 1944 in San Jose, CA to Clara (Geraci) and Dominic Gaetano.
A lifelong peninsula resident, he grew up and raised his family in Menlo Park and Portola Valley. As a young man, he was known among friends for his athleticism, as he was a state...
Noreen Eldredge passed away July 28, 2023, at the age of 98, in South Jordan, Utah. Noreen was born in Logan, Utah in April 1925, to Delmar and Mabel Tingey. Education was important to Noreen, and she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry & Biology from Utah State University. She was elected to Phi Kappa Phi, and graduated as valedictorian of the class of 1946. She received a schol...
Oct. 9, 1946 - July 27, 2023
Palo Alto, CA
Cathryn Wolfman Young, of Palo Alto, California born on October 9, 1946, passed away peacefully on July 27, 2023, at the age of 76. She is survived by her sister, Darren Wolfman of Houston, Texas; her three sons, Scott, Chris, and Graham; their wives; and her four cherished granddaughters: Savannah, Genevieve, Hallie, and Dillon.
Cathy was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She was an alumna ...
Aug. 23, 1940 - July 26, 2023
John Walter Glynn, Jr. of Atherton, California, and Charlottesville, Virginia, died on July 26, 2023, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He had been vacationing with his family in Nantucket.
John was born on August 23, 1940, the loving son of Dorothy Ann and John Walter Glynn. He grew up in Kansas and Virginia. He graduated from Hampton High School in 1958, the University of Notre ...
Jessica Stagner Bridger, a 1999 graduate of Menlo Atherton High School, succumbed to injuries from a fall at her Helena, Montana home in late July. Her professional life was devoted to helping others, holding various nursing roles and supporting chiropractors and optometrists. She married Jason, the love of her life, in 2019 and dearly loved gardening, the SF Giants and her dogs, Beans and Dixie. ...
Aug. 8, 1944 - July 23, 2023
Redwood Estates, California
Skip Light, a long-time resident of Redwood Estates in the Santa Cruz Mountains, died at age 78 on Sunday, July 23, of cardiac heart failure. Retired after several careers, his last years were spent cooking and baking for family and friends, taking jaunts on his e-assist bike, following his Bay Area sports teams, fulminating over politics and world affairs, and telling jokes to strangers and frien...
Gerald Walker Smith (Jerry), beloved husband of Joyce Hanna Smith, died peacefully at home in Atherton, surrounded by his family.
Born in Annapolis, Maryland, Jerry received his undergraduate degree at Stanford University, where he played varsity water polo. After completing his MBA at Stanford and working at IBM and Bechtel Corporation, Jerry studied for three years at the Pacific School of Re...
June 30, 1926 - July 20, 2023
San Diego, CA
Sue passed away peacefully in her sleep on July 20, 2023 at 97 years. She was a native San Franciscan born on June 30, 1926 where she attended Lowell High School and City College of San Francisco.
During her teenage years, she was a junior California tennis champion winning numerous tournaments throughout the West Coast, including the USTA National Hardcourt Championship with her sister, B...