Memorial services for
Gladys Josephine Brewster Pasco

Date:Wednesday evening, August 9, 2000,
Time:7:00 p.m.
Place:Chapel of the Maryknoll Residence
23000 Cristo Rey Dr.
Los Altos, California, 94024-7499
Facilitator:Dr. Stan Dale
Reception:will follow.
Refreshmentswill be served.
Directions: Take I-280 to the Foothill Blvd. exit south. If coming from San Jose, this is the next exit after CA 85; turn left at the bottom of the ramp and go under the freeway. If coming from San Francisco, this is the next exit after Magdalena; turn right at the bottom of the ramp. In either case, turn right at the first signal, Cristo Rey Drive. Go a total of one mile west. At the roundabout (traffic circle), proceed one-third of the way around (entering a clock face at the 6, leave at the 2). Continue west on Cristo Rey Drive toward Rancho San Antonio and The Forum. At the brown Maryknoll sign, enter the gate on the right and park. The chapel is beneath the bell tower (the thinner of the two towers, not the one with the green roof but the one with the visible bells).

My mother, Gladys Josephine Brewster Pasco, passed away peacefully in her sleep at about 8:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time, Tuesday evening, August 1, 2000, at the Almaden Care and Rehabilitation Center, the San Jose, Calif. nursing home where she had been a resident since June 16.

Her death was expected after a long decline, and represents a natural and appropriate closure to a rich and full life. Mom gave too much during her 91 years to fully list here. She loved children. She retired from her first career as a medical technologist to raise me. Subsequently she helped raise my son Matthew and served 15 years as a professional nanny to the Caccamo family of Chicago suburbs before retiring to San Jose to live closer to Matthew and me.

She is survived by her only son (me) and by her grandson, my son Matthew. My father Russell and she divorced in 1965, and Dad now lives in San Diego with his second wife, Alleene.

Per my mother's wishes, her remains have been donated to the Stanford University School of Medicine, Division of Anatomy.

In loving service,

Richard Clark Pasco
August 3, 2000