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Wiley Thomas Birkhofer
July 7, 1987 - Sept. 30, 2014
Brooklyn, New York

Wiley Thomas Birkhofer passed away on Sept. 30, 2014. Wiley was born in California on July 7, 1987, at Stanford Hospital, the first child of Wendell Wiley Birkhofer and Celeste Phaneuf Birkhofer. He grew up in Menlo Park, California, where he attended Oak Knoll and Menlo Schools. Wiley flourished in academics and sports, especially basketball, soccer and lacrosse. He also became an avid skier, surfer and seeker of adventure. After graduating from Stanford University with his Bachelor of Arts degree in English in 2009, Wiley continued to pursue his love of writing. He completed his Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing - Poetry at New York University in 2014. Wiley recently achieved his goal of becoming an English professor, and was teaching at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. He was planning to teach creative arts to underserved kids through Community-Word Project in the NYC School System. His work career also included teaching at Sacred Hearts School on Maui, Boys and Girls Club, and undergrad writing and poetry courses at NYU during his Master's program. He also had a stint at local tech start-up Thuuz. While living in New York, his passion...

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Reuben Schadler
April 9, 1939 - Oct. 9, 2014 Merced, California

Born in Jamestown, North Dakota, Reuben graduated from the College of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington, and moved to Palo Alto in 1967 where he taught mathematics at Jordan Junior High and Cubberley, Gunn and Paly high schools before retiring in 1995 and moving to Merced. Reuben enjoyed the teacher...

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Gloria Leiderman
Oct. 1, 1925 - Oct. 8, 2014 Stanford, California

Dr. Gloria Frank Leiderman died on Oct. 8, 2014, after a prolonged illness. Born in Lombard, Illinois, in 1925, Gloria graduated from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, earning her bachelor's in sociology in 1946 and subsequently a Ph.D. in child development from Harvard University in ...

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Richard J. Kusa
March 1, 1927 - Oct. 5, 2014 Menlo Park, California

Itís with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Richard (Dick) Joseph Kusa on Oct. 5, 2014. Dick was a native of Ohio, born March 1, 1927, in Cleveland, Ohio. He later moved to Menlo Park, California (Godís Country as he would call it). He attended Ohio University and played both base...

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Henry Breitrose
July 22, 1936 - Oct. 2, 2014 Stanford, California

Stanford Professor Emeritus Henry Breitrose died at his home on the Stanford campus on Oct. 2. He was 78 and had been suffering from cancer. He founded the graduate program in documentary film and television at Stanford, where he taught for more than 45 years. Breitrose was born in Brooklyn, N...

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