Albert A. de Martin
Partner in investment firm
Private services were held for Albert A. de Martin of Atherton, one of the original partners of Shuman Agnew in the firm that became Morgan Stanley.
Mr. de Martin died suddenly at Stanford Hospital January 11 after suffering a fall. He was a native of San Francisco.
He was well known in financial circles and in his clubs. He remained with Morgan Stanley until he retired.
An ardent golfer, he played at the Menlo Country Club and the San Francisco Golf Club. He enjoyed playing dominoes with his many friends at the Pacific Union Club and Bohemian Club. He also was a member of the Peninsula investors Club. Mr. de Martin is survived by his wife of 66 years, the former Marian Deremer of Atherton; his daughter, Arden Down of New York, two grandchildren, Eric Down of Illinois and Julie Down of San Francisco; three great grandchildren; an a brother, William.
The family prefers contributions be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Denis V. Dunlop
Denis V. Dunlop, a general contractor in San Mateo County for many years, died January 9, surrounded by his family, in Redwood City. He was 72.
At his request, a private ceremony will be held and his ashes will be scattered at sea. His wish was to be remembered in one's thoughts or by a donation to the Peninsula Humane Society of the Children's Hospital at Stanford.
A graduate of Sequoia High School, he went to the University of Nevada, Reno, on a football scholarship. He returned to the area, living in the unincorporated area of San Mateo County adjacent to Atherton and Woodside. Besides being a general contractor, he was a Foster City building inspector.
Mr. Dunlop is survived by his wife Joan Meaner Dunlop, sons, Mark Dunlop of El Granada and David Dunlop of Livermore; daughter Denise Davenport of Half Moon Bay and seven grandchildren.
James Paul McAuliffe
Math editor and tutor
Jim McAuliffe, a 30-year resident of Menlo Park, died of cancer January 9 after a brief illness. He was 66.
A native of Indiana who grew up in Quincy, Illinois, he was a math teacher for many years and an editor of mathematics textbooks.
In retirement, Mr. McAuliffe tutored many local students. He was a volunteer in the Peer counseling program of Miramonte Mental Health Services, where he made weekly visits to his clients.
Mr. McAuliffe was a pianist who also played the string bass with the Peninsula Symphony for 20 years. He served on the symphony's governing board and coordinated production of programs for each concert. He was a member of the Angelo Roncalli (Pope John XXIII) Community of Palo Alto.
Mr. McAuliffe and his wife Margo were to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary in June.
In addition to his wife, Mr. McAuliffe is survived by his daughter Susan Mazloum of Long Beach, son Mark and granddaughter Maya of Sunnyvale, and mother Florence McAuliffe and sister Annette McGirr, both of Quincy.
A memorial service was held at the Unitarian Church of Palo Alto.
Dolores W. Kirkbride
Active in Little House
Dolores W. Kirkbride, active Little House member for many years, died January 11. She was 93.
Born in Lancaster, Ohio, Ms. Kirkbride graduated from St. Mary's of the Springs Academy and attended Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. She married the late Joseph C. Kirkbride in Boston and was a homemaker before moving to California in 1978.
She is survived by her sister, Adele, of Columbus; a son, Tom, of Menlo Park; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Contributions may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, 50 North B. St. in San Mateo or Pets in Need, 873 Fifth Ave. in Redwood City. Arrangements will be handled by John O'Connor's Menlo Colonial Chapel in Menlo Park.
Maura Scott Davison
Maura Scott Davison, a student at Ormondale School in Portola Valley, died February 13 in an accident in Park City, Utah. She was 5.
Maura is survived by her parents, Scott and Anne Davison of Portola Valley, brothers Adam and Joseph, and grandparents Dave and Ginny Davison and John and Dorothy Shea.
A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 17, at St. Denis Catholic Church, 2250 Avy Ave., Menlo Park. There will be a visitation at Redwood Chapel, 847 Woodside Road in Redwood City, on Tuesday, February 16, beginning at 4 p.m.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 520 Sand Hill Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304.
Nan S. Gantenbein
Nan S. Gantenbein, who taught children with cerebral palsy and other disabilities, died February 3 in Menlo Park, where she had lived since 1956. She was 87.
Mrs. Gantenbein was born in Portland, Oregan, to parents who had emigrated from Finland. The family later moved to the community of Svensen, where Nan spoke no English when she entered the first grade. She went on to graduate from the University of Oregon and attended school in Monmouth to become a teacher. She taught in Wilbur, Oregon, before joining her husband, Robert Gantenbein, whom she married in 1933, in Portland. They lived in Portland and Fort Worth, Texas, before moving to Menlo Park in 1956. Mrs. Gantenbein taught children with disabilities at El Portal School in San Mateo until her retirement in 1974.
An accomplished artist, Mrs. Gantenbein was a former president of the Menlo Art League. Her watercolors have been displayed on the Peninsula, in Oregon and British Columbia. She was a member of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. Gantenbein is survived by her husband, Robert, and children, Robert Jr. of Clackamas, Oregon, and Gail McGrath of Lafayette; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. No services were held.
Former church school teacher
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 27, at First Presbyterian Church, 1140 Cowper Ave., Palo Alto, to celebrate the life of Helen Marion Robertson, who died February 9 at the family home in Ladera. She was 84.
Mrs. Robertson was the wife of Jack Robertson, prominent local attorney and former trustee of Sequoia Union High School District. A longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church in Palo Alto, Mrs. Robertson was also a church school teacher and adviser to church youth groups. She was a member of the Larabee Auxiliary of the Peninsula Children's Auxiliary, the South County League of Women Voters, and a Stanford homestay participant.
She is survived by her husband Jack; sons David Robertson of Texas and Thomas Robertson of San Francisco; daughter-in-law Jody Robertson; and three grandchildren.
The family requests no flowers. Memorials may be made to MidPeninsula Homecare and Hospice Services Inc., 201 San Antonio Circle, Suite 135, Mountain View 94040.
John C. Barulich
Pioneering transportation executive
John Christopher Barulich, who pioneered air freight surface distribution, died January 30 at his home in Woodside. He was 83 and had lived on the Peninsula for the past 56 years.
Mr. Barulich's company, Airport Drayage Company, had its original headquarters in a quonset hut at Mills Field. ADCo grew to become the largest surface air freight carrier in the United States. From 1948 to 1983 his ADCo trucks were a familiar sight in the Bay Area.
Mr. Barulich was also instrumental in supporting the flower growers cooperative, where cut flowers were consolidated, and distributed from the ADCo terminal in South San Francisco by both air freight and refrigerated truck throughout the country. The ADCo operations grew to cover San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland airports, with more than 150 pieces of rolling equipment in its fleet.
A native of San Francisco, Mr. Barulich graduated from Golden Gate College. He was a member of the Olympic Club at Lakeside and the San Mateo Elks Club, and served on the board of several Bay Area trade organizations.
He is survived his daughter Elaine Schwarzkopf and son-in-law Dr. Peter Schwarzkopf of Redwood City; son John Barulich and daughter-in-law Maria Barulich of Redwood City; siblings Matthew Barulich and Ann Barulich, both of San Francisco; and six grandchildren. His wife, Marion, preceded him in death.
A private Mass was held at Our Lady of the Wayside Church in Portola Valley. Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Guide Dogs for the Blind Inc., P.O. Box 3950, San Rafael, CA 94912-3950.
Adele E. McGrath
Longtime resident of Menlo Park
Longtime Menlo Park resident Adele E. McGrath died in her home February 12. She was 94.
Mrs. McGrath lived in Menlo Park since 1952. She was the mother of the late Claire Sans of Redwood City, and is survived by six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Services were held Monday, February 15, at John D. O'Connor's Menlo Colonial Chapel, 657 Oak Grove Ave., Menlo Park, and Tuesday at St. Raymond's Catholic Church, 1100 Santa Cruz Ave. She was buried at Holy Cross Cemetery in Menlo Park. Contributions may be made to St. Raymond's Church or any charity.
Brooks Vaughan Bradley
Brooks Vaughan Bradley, who loved fly-fishing, surfing and the out-of-doors, died in a car accident February 23 near the intersection of Portola and Family Farm roads in Woodside. He was 28 and lived most of his life with his parents, Robert and Jocelyn Bradley, in Menlo Park's Sharon Heights.
Mr. Bradley ran his own landscape design and construction business, Brooks Bradley Landscaping, and worked on projects in Menlo Park and Portola Valley. He also had worked with his father in the design and construction of improvements at the family's Gold Strike Village and Mobilehome Park in San Andreas. His goal in life was to make the outdoors a beautiful place for all to enjoy, said his father.
An outdoorsman, Mr. Bradley loved fly-fishing, plants, sailing, surfing, snorkeling and skiing as well as reading and cooking. After graduating from Menlo-Atherton High School in 1988, he attended Foothill College and the University of California, Davis. Earlier he attended local schools, Las Lomitas, La Loma and La Entrada.
He was planning to marry his girlfriend, Jennifer Harder, who, his father said, was working as a law clerk for the Alaska Supreme Court in Anchorage. After learning of the accident, she flew to the Bay Area to be with Mr. Bradley's parents and friends. His parents were spending the winter in Hawaii when they were notified of the accident.
His parents plan to take their only child's ashes to Hawaii to scatter them over the ocean at Waikiki, where, his father said, their son had spent many happy times swimming, snorkeling, surfing and sailing.
Besides his parents, Mr. Bradley is survived by grandparent Aldona Bradley of Huntington Beach.
The Bradleys suggest a donation to a charity of the donor's choice in lieu of flowers.
Cheryl-Ann Mary Campbell
Lived an 'incredible life'
A memorial service for Cheryl-Ann Mary Campbell, a vibrant, outgoing woman who combined a professional career in Silicon Valley with her interest in sports, was held February 28 at the Unity Palo Alto Community Church.
Ms. Campbell, 40, died in a car accident February 23 at the intersection of Portola Road and Family Farm Road in Woodside. She had moved from New York City to the Peninsula about six years ago and lived most recently in Portola Valley.
She was "vibrant, sensitive, beautiful, full of energy, fun and had an incredible effect on everyone who met her," said her sister, Janet Campbell Rosen.
Ms. Campbell was an alumna of Mount Holyoke College, where she majored in theater arts. For 10 years before moving to California, she operated a floral design business in New York City, and was the head floral designer for the Stanhope Hotel.
Moving to the Peninsula, she had worked in marketing and sales for Netscape Communications in Mountain View and Indigo Technologies in San Jose. Ms. Campbell's outgoing personality and achievements in a predominantly male business environment prompted Megan Eskey of Menlo Park to choose her as the subject of a video, entitled "The Human Element."
The day of the accident, Ms. Eskey called to tell Ms. Campbell the video, which had won a gold "Cindy award" in the West Coast regional Cinema in Industry competition, had now won an award in the international competition; the awarded was to be presented next month in San Diego.
"Cheryl was so excited" about the news, said Ms. Eskey. "Is it black-tie? Of course, I'm going," was her immediate response. The two had planned to meet the evening of the accident.
Ms. Campbell was described as being "very beautiful, very intelligent and leading an incredible life," by her friend. She was very athletic, always keeping a surfboard ready in her car, and loved hiking, surfing, sailing and ultimate Frisbee.
She was an active participant in Bay Area Action, and her church, Unity Palo Alto Community Church. She also was a project leader for the East Palo Alto Community Garden.
Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Ms. Campbell is survived by her parents, Edward and Lois Campbell of Brooklin, Maine; a sister, Janet Campbell Rosen of Cheshire, Connecticut; and two nephews, Matthew and Mark Rosen.
Her family has requested that memorial contributions be made to the Bay Area Action group, 715 Colorado Ave., Suite 1, Palo Alto 94303, or to the Unity Palo Alto Community Church, 3391 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto 94303.
Wallace Hayward Baker
Grew up in Menlo
Wallace Hayward "Wally" Baker, who grew up in Menlo Park, died in Baltimore on February 9 after a brief illness. He was 61.
Born in San Francisco, he attended Las Lomitas School and Menlo-Atherton High School, where he captained the football team and distinguished himself on the wrestling team. He graduated from M-A in 1955.
Mr. Baker went on to graduate from Brigham Young University, and he received both master's and doctoral degrees in soil engineering from Northwestern University.
He served a two-year mission in Uruguay for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was self-employed as an engineering contractor in Crofton, Maryland.
Survivors include his wife Janet, four children, nine grandchildren, and a sister, Ann Baker Marcusen of Fruit Heights, Utah. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hayward and Ruby Baker of Menlo Park, and a sister, Lynn Summers.
Services and interment have been held in Crofton.
Frank Bower Harris Jr.
Services will be held Friday, February 12, for Dr. Frank Bower Harris Jr., a computer scientist and 35-year Portola Valley resident, who died February 5 at the age of 71.
A native of New York City, Mr. Harris earned his bachelor and doctorate degrees in physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1963, he and his wife Lillian built a house in Golden Hills and have lived there ever since. They were just short of their Golden Wedding Anniversary.
Mr. Harris is survived by his wife Lillian; daughters Susan Harris of Oakland, Lisa Harris Wendel of Seattle; his son Frank B. Harris III of Oakland; and two grandchildren.
Services are at 11 a.m. at Valley United Presbyterian, 945 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Donna Mae Hook
Wedding coordinator in Woodside
Donna Mae Hook of Redwood City, a secretary and the wedding coordinator at the Woodside Village Church for 23 years, died of cancer February 2 at Stanford Hospital. She was 62.
The church was an integral part of Mrs. Hook's life; she was baptized there and attended it her entire life. She was divorced and had no children.
"She had a definite love for the church as part of her social existence and her reason for being," said retired Woodside Village Church pastor Roger Smith.
Mrs. Hook, who grew up in Menlo Park and Redwood City, was quiet but efficient, say those who worked with her.
"She certainly was a person who could be very effective and still be in the background," said Mr. Smith. "Her love for her God and the people around her came out in her work, because the church was her family."
As the church's wedding coordinator, Mrs. Hook managed 50 to 60 weddings a year, from set-up to clean-up. "She did it with such ease, no one thought it was work," said Anseth Millington, office manager at the church. "It was a lot of work."
There will be no service. Her ashes will be interred at a graveside ceremony near those of her parents, Donald and Mary Harvey, at Alta Mesa Cemetery in Palo Alto.
Mrs. Hook is survived by her cousin, June Hambrook of Paradise, California.
Donations may go to the Woodside Village Church.
Margaret "Peggy" Young
Margaret "Peggy" Young, a longtime Portola Valley resident, died February 1 at the Laurel Creek Health Center, Paradise Valley, Fairfield, after nearly a two-year struggle with breast cancer. She was 76.
Mrs. Young, an avid horsewomen, had sold her Portola Valley home and horse property a year ago to be closer to her daughters, Mrs. Thor (Johanna) Jensen of Vacaville and Mrs. Billy (Charlotte) Potts of Stockton. Her husband, Lt. Col. Harry H. Young, a United Airlines executive, died eight years ago.
Long active with the Portola Valley Pony Club, Mrs. Young was a nationally recognized official with Pony Clubs of America, serving as a horse manager and judge on the Know Down committee. She was a member of the Portola Valley Trails Committee, Westridge Garden Club and a Portola Valley bridge club.
A native of Brooklyn, New York, she began her life-long love of horses when she was 10 and living in Florida. She owned a number of horses during her life, as did her daughters.
After graduating from the Baltimore Business College, she was employed by the U.S. Air Force in Japan after World War II, and then in Weisbaden, Germany, where she met her husband. They lived in Taiwan for several years.
In recent years, Mrs. Young had visited Africa, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan, Canada and many places in the United States.
In addition to her daughters and sons-in-law, Mrs. Young is survived by a sister, Barbara Dickinson of Roswell, New Mexico, and her two sons, David and Dan Dickinson.
A memorial service will be announced later. Arrangements are being made by John O Connor's Menlo Memorial Chapel.