Sept. 19, 1916 – Jan. 3, 2013
Resident of Cupertino
Formerly of Richmond and Auburn 1916 - 2013 Charles Edwin Dalgleish, a retired Senior Civil Engineer and Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve, died Jan. 3 in Cupertino. Born on Sept. 19, 1916, he was a wonderfully devoted husband, father and grandfather throughout his adult life. His spirit for life and his wondrous love touched everyone he knew.
Ed was born and raised in Lake County, CA. Transportation in his youth meant horse and buggy rides to town. As a child, he gathered bruised pears under trees and was paid a nickel for each 40-pound box. When he was a teenager, he earned money by sharpening tools for the highway department.
His college summers were spent working at an engineering lab developing concrete for the Shasta Dam. After his 1940 graduation from the University of California, Berkeley, with a degree in Civil Engineering, he worked for the California State Highway Department.
At the onset of World War II, he joined the Army and served as a Commissioned Officer in the Corps of Engineers in Australia, the Philippines and New Guinea. Upon returning home in 1945, Ed married Irma Carlson.
Soon after, Ed began working as a Civil Engineer for the City of Richmond. They settled in Richmond, and twins Ron and Clarice were born in 1946. In his role as a devoted father and husband, he took his family on numerous camping trips and excursions.
Ever the engineer, Ed designed and built an addition to the family's Richmond home and involved the whole family in building a mountain cabin near Soda Springs, CA. When Ed retired from Richmond in 1971, he was the Chief of the Capital Improvement Design Section. In addition to his work for the city, he served in the U.S. Army Reserves, Corps of Engineers, until 1976 and retired from the military as a Colonel.
During the early 1970's, Ed and Irma designed and built their own home at Lake of the Pines in Auburn, CA. While living on the golf course at Lake of the Pines, he added golf to his leisure activities.
He was also an avid hunter and fisherman. Until recently, he and his wife, Lois, enjoyed extensive travel throughout the world.
He and Lois moved to the Sunnyview Retirement Community late in 2010. His first wife, Irma, preceded him in death in 1989.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 23 years, Lois, his son Ron (Katy), his daughter Clarice Snyder (Jan), six grandchildren, one great-grandchild, numerous nieces, nephews and other family.
A reception in his honor will be held at 3 p.m. on March 16 at the Sunnyview Retirement Community, 22445 Cupertino Rd. in Cupertino.
He will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery in the spring. For more information or to post online condolences, contact Spangler Mortuaries - Los Altos at http://www.spanglermortuary.com.
Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Jan. 25, 2013
Sept. 15, 1992 - Jan. 28, 2013
Resident of Davis, CA
With great sadness, we announce the death of our beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, and friend Steven Garrett Hatton. Steven suffered the past year from depression and had been struggling to find his path in life. He lost the battle in Davis on Jan. 28 at the age of 20.
Steve was a math whiz and loved his physics classes and online computer gaming. He grew up in West San Jose and attended Magic Years Preschool, John Muir Elementary, Miller Middle, and Lynbrook High School, Class of 2010. He finished two years at UC Davis.
Steve was active in AYSO64 youth soccer, Cupertino Hoops basketball, and Little League baseball (Cupertino American). In high school, he participated in Men's Volleyball and was a proud Funky Monkey of the Lynbrook Robotics Club. He also enjoyed bowling and golf.
While nowhere near complete, we would like to acknowledge a few special people who were a positive influence on Steven's too-short life: the Magic Years family, especially Nelly, Mariella, and Alba, his baseball coach, mentor, and friend Craig Morton, his basketball and soccer coaches, Robin Young and Mark Arrouzet, his longtime friends Nick Soltero and Evan Short, his high school buddies; Tony Ho, Matt Hong, Leonard Peng, Lawrence Lee, Toshi Tachibana, and Kevin Gan, and his college roommate Kevin Zhang.
Steven is survived by his parents Christopher and Brenda Hatton, sisters Rebecca and Laura Hatton of San Jose, grandmothers Valerie Hatton of Los Altos and Joyce Busch of Monroe City, Missouri, uncles Curt Hatton of San Jose, Trent Busch (Ronda) of Muscatine, Iowa, Robert Hatton (Carol) of Monterey, CA, aunts Lere Busch of Monroe City, Missouri and Mona Stolz (Rick) of Orangevale, CA. Cousins include Sandrina Stolz and Larayne Claussen of Orangevale, Aimee Busch of Manhattan, Kansas, Carrie Lupton (Greg) of Davenport, Iowa, Nick (Jess) Busch and Carl Busch of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Mark Busch of Tarzana, CA. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers Jack Hatton (2004) and Albert Busch (2012).
Private services have been held. Online remembrances can be left on his facebook page HawaiiFiveOh13. "Book 'em, Danno".
Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Feb. 5, 2013
Oct. 19, 1929 – Jan. 20, 2013
Resident of Cupertino
Margaret Mary Powers was born on Oct. 19, 1929 in Germantown, PA, and passed away on Jan. 20 in Cupertino. Margaret was the fourth of five children born to Elizabeth Ternan Powers and Michael Powers.
Maggie and her family moved west to Los Angeles where she attended Hollywood High School in the late 40's. She married her first husband, William Kennedy in 1954 and had four children; Karen, Tricia, Katey and Michael.
After relocating to Seattle the young Kennedy family settled in Los Altos in 1963 where Maggie lived until 1988.
In 1995, Maggie married John Wimer and they relocated to the Villages in San Jose. Their lives were full of friends, church and family. John's seven children and their families became a big part of Maggie's life.
Maggie moved to Cupertino in 2007.
Maggie has seven grandchildren, three of whom live in the Bay Area with her daughter Katey and husband Marc. Daughter Tricia lives in Idaho and has two daughters, and son Michael lives in Nelson, New Zealand with his wife Sally and two children. Daughter Karen passed away in 1975.
Maggie was very involved in her church. She was also an athlete who loved the outdoors. She loved to sew, cook, play tennis, bike ride, camp, raise her kids and dogs. Maggie was the legal secretary for the Mountain View city attorney for 13 years.
She loved to garden and recycle. Maggie was one of the early pioneers in recycling; long before it was fashionable the paneled station wagon would be loaded with glass and aluminum and driven to De Anza for recycling.
Maggie will most be remembered for her warm, welcoming smile, giving heart and generous spirit. The Kennedy home growing up had a revolving door for family and friends who needed/wanted a place to stay or a meal to share.
Maggie you will be sorely missed, but your spirit is being passed on through the family and friends you touched with your smile and your love.
Please join the Kennedy family as they celebrate Maggie's life with a Mass and reception on Feb. 16 at St. Simon's Church in Los Altos at 9:30 a.m.
In lieu of gifts or flowers the family asks that any contribution in Maggie's honor could go to one of the following:
University California San Francisco
Department of Neurology, Memory and Aging Center, P.O. Box 1207, San Francisco, 94143-1207.
Or as many of you know Maggie's son Michael is battling ALS. We know Maggie would appreciate any help in supporting his family through this difficult journey. Please send your contribution to:
US Bank, Saratoga Office, 14411 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, 95070-6008; Attention: Michael J. Kennedy Benefit
Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Jan. 30, 2013