Category: In Memoriam

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Remembering Nancy Pyle as a tenacious San Jose politician with style

By Sal Pizarro (Bay Area News Group). When you envision former San Jose City Councilmember Nancy Pyle, who died last Friday at age 85, you may immediately think of the stylish outfits that earned her a reputation as the best-dressed member of the council during her tenure from 2005 to 2013. But to only remember her that way would be a disservice to the tenacity she showed over decades of service.

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In Memoriam: Sylvia Rucker

With a heavy heart, I share the passing of beloved colleague and former faculty member Sylvia Rucker on January 6, 2023. Sylvia was a warm and gifted teacher who shared her love of people and languages with the fortunate students and colleagues who had the privilege of knowing her.

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In Memoriam: Nancy Gressley

Nancy Chester Gressley, age 78, of Elk Grove, California passed away on Monday, April 24, 2023. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared for the Gressley family.

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Russ Fischer:  In Memoriam 

SJCC Library lost one of its most effective academic leaders in 2002 when Russ Fischer retired after 36 years. This past March Russ Fischer died a few weeks after his wife Ruth had died. Russ was 86.

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