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Lucia E. Gegan
Nov. 5, 1941 - July 12, 2024
Menlo Park, California

Tags: arts/media, teacher/educator, business, public service

Lucia E. Gegan, 82, of Menlo Park was a woman who brought sunshine and a love for the arts to everything she did, she passed away peacefully on July 12, 2024 with her brother Ron, sister Lillian, brother in-law Joe, daughter Lauren, and dog Daisy, beside her. She was active up until the week before, going out to dinner and always having a glass of her favorite red wine. Lucy's passion for art ...

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Myrtle Carey
Dec. 23, 1926 - July 11, 2024
Portola Valley, California
Our beloved Myrtle C Carey, wife, mother, friend, mother-in-law, companion, grandmother, aunt, great-aunt and great-grandmother, passed away on July 11 at home in Ladera at age 97. She was surrounded by her five children, their spouses, several grandchildren and close friends. A celebration of her life will be held at Ladera Community Church, 3300 Alpine Road, Portola Valley on August 31, 2024 at ...

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Mary Agnes Early
Dec. 24, 1923 - July 10, 2024
Palo Alto, California/USA
Mary Agnes Early (Valentine), 100, died peacefully on July 10th in her Palo Alto home. Born on December 25th, 1923, in Logan, West Virginia, our Christmas Valentine resided in Palo Alto for the last 55 years. A gifted artist, Mary Agnes studied at Parson’s School of Design in New York City before earning a Bachelor of Arts at St. Mary of the Woods College in Terre Haute, IN (Art/English). S...

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Peter Rothwell Hammond
Sept. 20, 1930 - July 7, 2024
Palm desert, California

Tags: veteran, business

Pete Hammond, of Portola Valley, Menlo Park and, most recently, Palm Desert, California passed away on July 7, 2024. He died peacefully in his 94th year, with family at his side, after a brief bout with cancer. Pete lived life to its fullest. He retired from his day job with Wells Fargo in his 40’s to spend time with family, travel, and to pursue his interests – Namale Plantation in Fiji...

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Rosemary V. Alguard
Oct. 17, 1944 - July 4, 2024
Palo Alto, California
With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Rosemary V. Alguard, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt, who was taken from us sooner than hoped on July 4th, 2024 at the age of 79. She passed peacefully in her sleep at her home in Palo Alto with her husband, Mark, and dog, Jack-O, by her side. She brought immeasurable joy, love, and light into our lives with her kind heart, beautifu...

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Robert L Katz
Jan. 8, 1926 - June 30, 2024
Portola Valley, California

Tags: veteran, teacher/educator, business

Robert L. Katz, a lifelong Bay Area resident, World War II veteran, university professor, business executive and environmental leader, died peacefully on June 30, 2024. He was 98 years old. A fourth generation Californian, Bob was born January 8, 1926 in San Francisco. He attended Montezuma School for Boys, UC Berkeley, Stanford and Harvard. While at Cal he enrolled in Naval ROTC and after gr...

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Lawrence Victor Riches, Jr.
April 3, 1944 - June 28, 2024
Carmel, California
Lawrence Victor Riches, Jr., husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend passed away peacefully at age 80, on June 28, 2024 in Carmel, California. He was born on April 3, 1944 to Lawrence Victor Riches, Sr. and Gwendolyn Helen (Low) Riches in Laramie, Wyoming. He was the eldest of their five children: Kathleen (Garth) Pickett, Dennis (Pat) Riches, Lynn (Bett...

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Jean Emanuelson Dugan
Dec. 14, 1924 - June 27, 2024
Palo Alto, California

Tags: arts/media, teacher/educator

Jean Emanuelson Dugan, beloved wife, mother, grand-mother, great-grand-mother and long-time Palo Alto resident passed away on Thursday June 27th 2024 from complications related to a stroke that she suffered in April of this year. Jean was an accomplished vocalist who taught classical and opera singing in her Palo Alto home for over 50 years. A former singer with the Palo Alto West Bay Opera and ...

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Rosalie Lefkowitz
April 4, 1929 - June 24, 2024
Palo Alto, California
Rosalie Lefkowitz, née Coblentz, 95, of Palo Alto died June 24, 2024, at home of natural causes with her family beside her. Born on April 4, 1929, to Lambert and Dorothy Coblentz, Rosalie grew up in San Francisco with her sister Elizabeth. As a child, Rosalie enjoyed playing tennis, riding horses in Golden Gate Park and spending time with cousins and friends. She attended Madison School...

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Laurence Jay Blickman
Feb. 3, 1953 - June 17, 2024
Atherton, California
Laurence Jay Blickman, Resident of Atherton Laurence Jay Blickman, fondly remembered as the CEO of BT Commercial Real Estate, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, June 17th, 2024, at the age of 71. Laurence worked his way through Cal Berkeley as a cook and car salesman, earning a bachelor's degree in Business. This led him to start his own company, BT Commercial Real Estate, at a yo...

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Joel Riff
April 17, 1951 - June 16, 2024
New York, New York

Tags: business

Isaac Joel Riff passed away on June 16, 2024, at age 73, in Manhattan, due to respiratory failure. Joel was born and raised in Chicago (West Rogers Park), to Morris Riff and Esther (Weingarten) Riff. A son of Holocaust survivors, Joel graduated from Mather High School, the University of Michigan, and the University of Chicago Law School. He worked for more than 30 years as a lawyer in Silicon...

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Matthew John Silverman
Oct. 16, 1983 - June 10, 2024
Mountain View, United States

Tags: teacher/educator

Matthew John Silverman passed away on June 10th after a 3 year battle with intestinal cancer at the age of 40. Matt was born on October 16, 1983, the first child of Anna and Joel Silverman. Matthew was raised in Mountain View, attending public schools at Bubb, Graham, and Mt. View High School. He was an exceptional student, excelling in Math and Science, and according to all of his teachers, joy t...

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Kathryn E. Reitman
Feb. 21, 1950 - June 10, 2024
Redwood City, California
Kathryn “Kit” Elliott Reitman passed away peacefully surrounded by Family at the age of 74 on June 10th, 2024. She was born on February 21, 1950 in Newark, NJ. Kit is a 1968 Graduate of Columbia High School in Maplewood, NJ. She spent a year at Skidmore College and in 1970 transferred to Colgate University, as part of the First Female Class to arrive — graduating in 1972 with a concentratio...

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