Judy Perko died at home Nov. 15 after a courageous battle with ALS.
She was born in Illinois, and spent her school years in Los Altos. She earned a bachelor's degree in sociology from San Jose State and worked as a special education aide for the Pleasanton Unified School District for 10 years prior to her illness and tutored many elementary students. She loved children, dogs, making friends, the beach, First Wednesdays in downtown Pleasanton, and shopping.
She is survived by her husband Bob; sons Greg and Garrett; her father Don Leutz of Daytona Beach, Fla.; her mother Kay Leutz of San Ramon; brother Don and his wife, Sylvia of Lake Tahoe; and numerous friends.
A service celebrating her life will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Valley Community Church, 4455 Del Valle Parkway in Pleasanton, with a reception to follow. Donations may be made to the ALS Association, Golden West Chapter, 1 Embarcadero Center, Suite 1530, San Francisco 94111.
Lorus L. (Kirk) Kirkbride
Lorus L. (Kirk) Kirkbride recently died at his home in Pleasanton at the age of 97.
He was born Nov 10, 1913, in Smithfield, Utah, and lived for several years in San Jose and Pacific Grove before moving to Pleasanton. He was an avid golfer and loved traveling with his wife, Sophie, who preceded him in death as did his first wife, Wanda.
Mr. Kirkbride is survived by daughter Connie, son Wayne, two sisters and one brother, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A private family burial will be held in Pacific Grove. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
Danny Michael Hamilton
Danny Michael Hamilton, a Pleasanton resident, died Nov. 13 at the age of 48.
He was born July 20, 1962, in Fremont, and raised in Pleasanton where he lived his short, but very active life. His career was in Information Technology, which enabled him to travel the world. He was also an avid sports fan.
Mr. Hamilton is survived by his wife Nan; brother Guy; mother and stepfather Dolly and Robert Mays; and father and stepmother Don and Marnie Hamilton. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Pleasanton.