Class of 1964 Obituaries


Sharon Michele Angus Piscopo

September 13, 1946 - May 22, 2014

She was a graduate of San Diego State University in Education. She taught elementary school in Missouri, Colorado, and Arizona.  Sharon was survived by her husband, Phil Piscopo ’63, brother Steve; daughter and son-in-law, Holly and Todd Piscopo Williams, and grandson, Wiley; son and daughter-in-law, Dominic and Kate Piscopo, grandson, Odin, and granddaughter, Violet.

I was saddened to learn that Sharon Angus, my beloved classmate from Euclid School, Horace Mann, and Crawford passed away. She was married to Phil Piscopo '63 -- Barbara Earley Powell '64

 

 Evelyn Balderman Hutt

December 18, 1946 - October 23, 1991

Evie died after a four-year battle with lymphoma. She had four young children that were ages four to nine when she died. Her children are now in high school and college--and doing beautifully. She was married to Larry Hutt. Their home was in Santa Monica and both she and her husband were attorneys in Los Angeles. After graduating from UCLA, Evie taught high school in East LA. She then traveled throughout Mexico, Europe and North Africa. She went back to school and graduated from UCLA School of Law and soon became a partner in a major LA law firm. She was always a wonderful sister, wife and mother and truly a most amazing woman. She is deeply missed -- Gail Balderman Covitt '62


Judy Bale Pitts

My wife passed away February 13, 2013. I know she enjoyed your newsletter -- Gary Pitts


Lee Baleme

January 14, 1947 - July 28, 1973


Betty Jeane Black Schwetz

December 24, 1946 -- February 25, 2005

She was born in San Diego and worked for the California Department of Motor Vehicles. Survivors include her husband, John Schwetz; son, Jason Schwetz; and sister, Janice McKeon.


Stephen "Beanie" Bonwell

Steve passed away on Friday, November 22, 2013. His survivors are his wife, Robbi of 47 years, his children Joe and Jennifer, his granddaughters Kasey, Taylor, Kaitlin, and Kylie, and his brother Bill '67


Archie Brack

January 25, 1946 - February 14, 2009

My husband Archie had been ill for six years. We both have enjoyed your newsletter and thank you for all the work you put into it. -- Janet Lee Brack ‘69


Sherry Brown


Sherry Bruce Schatzle

November 16, 1946-June 18, 2003

Sherry Jean Schatzle, 56, was born in San Diego and was a credential analyst at San Diego State University. Survivors include her husband, Stephen; daughter, Kathleen Wolsfeld, of San Jose; son, Gregory of San Diego; mother, Marie Bruce; and sister, Helen Ireland of Santee.


John Callaham

December 2, 1945 - May 10, 1968

Died in Vietnam


James Cline

August 13, 1945 – December 9, 2003

He was born in San Diego and was a warehouse manager. He served in the Marines during the Vietnam War.


Gene Colker

November 16, 1946 - January 11, 2002

Gene died in the Marshall Islands, where he had lived for about fifteen years – David Shannahoff-Khalsa ‘66


John Collura

October 12, 1946 - July 15, 1999

John was a member of the Rancho Santa Fe Polo Club and
died of a heart attack while participating in the sport he loved.


Mike Collura

October 17, 1945 - September 22, 2004

My Uncle Mike passed away at his San Diego home of a liver hemorrhage (we don’t know why -- but not alcohol related) at the age of 59. I "inherited" his senior yearbook, and can see he was well-liked, and thought you would want to know. He is survived by his sister Lucy Collura Hebb '65 – my mom -- Jennifer Hebb Kay '89


Richard Couch

June 12, 1946 - January 26, 2013

Richard was predeceased by his wife and classmate Jean Klock


 

Joe Cullen

April 15, 1946 - September 13, 2002

Joe was born in San Diego and was a communications technician for Pacific Bell Telephone Co. He served in the Army during the Vietnam War.


Richard Degen

July 16, 1946 - May 5, 2012

Richard succumbed to cancer.  He's survived by his daughter Ashley, a source of particular joy and happiness to him.  He maintained communications with many of his Crawford friends over all these decades.  He was widely loved and appreciated by those many friends from boyhood until now.  He was one of the good ones, and will be missed -- Eric Selten '64


Bill De Hass

June 26, 1946 - July 18, 1976

 

John Dovey

November 8, 1946 - May 18, 2014

A lifelong San Diegan, John worked in the food industry as a produce manager. When he wasn't working, he was most likely camping with a fishing pole in hand or cruising around the sand dunes in his "little red car". John suffered from cancer and other illnesses for several years without a complaint until ultimately he couldn't hang on any longer. He is survived by his siblings Judy Dovey Watkins ’60 and William Dovey, Jr

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Donald Draper

April 14, 1945 - May 6, 1984

 

Rodney Dunbar

June 25, 1945 - November 4, 2011

A San Diego native, Rod served three tours in Vietnam and was very proud of his Air Force search and rescue work. He retired from the U.S. Air Force after 22 years. He passed away in Norfolk, VA from cancer.


Rim Dungey

April 12, 1946 - August 26, 1967

Crawford's First Vietnam casualty

Rim Casts A Long Shadow
A poem from a friend

Rim Dungy was one of the “older” Colts of our neighborhood we younger kids looked up to. Most of us were 5-6 years younger. It was easy for us as young teenagers to see he was different than most of the other guys…he was always patient and looking out for us younger Colts to be. He will always be missed --Don Rogers ’69


Robin Fraine

November 1, 1946 - July 11, 1991


Cynthia Ann Free Sutherland

August 17,1946 - September 14, 2001

Cindy passed away due to a brain aneurism at Grossmont Hospital. She was married to Sam Sutherland for 32 years and had two sons, Douglas and Dennis

 

Guy Gilbreth

November 5, 1946 - April 30, 1987

My brother died in San Diego. He is buried at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery on Point Loma. He served in Viet Nam as an Army Corporal from 1967 to 1969. He was a Safeway store manager from 1972 to 1976 and Safeway truck driver from 1976 to 1985 -- Chuck Gilbreth '66


Daniel Gilmour

July 19, 1946 – January 12, 2010

Dan served in the Army during Vietnam and was a communications technician for AT&T afterwards. He moved his family to Nevada in 1980. An avid gardener, he earned his Master Gardener Certification from the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and volunteered countless hours to the program. Daniel was a dedicated fan of the UNLV Rebels, the San Diego Padres and Chargers. He is survived by his wife Faye Evola Gilmour ’66, sons Daniel, Dominic, David and Douglas; and sister Donna West of San Diego.


Rick Gross

Rick had a lot of medical problems and they all combined and finally took him away July 16, 2013.    He was a Viet Nam survivor and was in the army air force and did pilot some.   I knew Rick since we were about three years old.  He moved to the San Francisco area about 35 years ago and, about two years ago, returned to San Diego and bought the family house from his sister when their mom passed away.   He will be missed dearly.   He will be cremated and wanted his ashes buried in the sand in Hawaii.  There will not be a service, but if anyone would like to contact me my e-mail address is mikeyptcruiser@yahoo.com or zcarman@hughes.net -- Mike Abbott ’65  

Michael Hillan

Thought you may want to know that Michael passed away October 4, 2011.  I do not have much information other than an email I received from his son Patrick.-- Betty McCoy Cook '64


Norma Hoyal

December 27, 1946 - cannot find death date

 

Tom Jarrard

December 8, 1946 – May 28, 1998


Robert A. Kennedy, Jr

Bob died of a massive stroke on September 17, 2010. He was raised by a military family and spent part of his youth living in Japan, Hawaii, France, and then later in the San Diego area. After Crawford High he went on to earn a degree at San Diego State. He immediately joined the US Air Force, serving with distinction and earning several medals for bravery in action in Vietnam. He later left the Air Force and developed a career in house renovation and restoration. Towards the end of his life he lived in Salisbury, North Carolina, and is survived by his partner Rennix Bernard. Bob will be remembered by many of us for his quick wit, his keen interest in classical music, his masterful ability to mimic our beloved high school teachers--and ultimately for his devotion to serving our country during a challenging time for all of us – Lauren Brown ‘64


Jean Klock Couch

October 25, 1946 - August 14, 2001

Jean was born in Syracuse, N.Y., and was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Richard Couch of Patagonia, Ariz.; daughters, Kimberly Applebaum and Julie Couch of San Diego; mother, Rene Klock of San Diego; and two grandchildren.

 

Cheryl Lawrence Duncan

September 6, 1946 - October 6, 1980

 

Wayne Lawson

January 22, 1946 - September 8, 1984


Frederick R. A. Lewis

March 11, 1947 – August 8, 2008

Fred was born in Detroit, Michigan and moved to San Diego with his family in 1960. He graduated as a history major from San Diego State University. He enlisted in the Army, served in Airborne, and Special Forces, and retired as a Major from the U.S. Army Reserves. He also taught history, was a substitute teacher for the San Diego Public School System for eight years, and was an active member of All Souls' Episcopal Church in Point Loma.


Stephen James Lewis

September 17, 1946 - July 1, 1993

My brother was a remarkably good father and an exceptionally positive influence on his siblings.  He knew how to properly balance work and family.  He loved surfing and worked hard to return to the San Diego area after a few years spent in Sacramento.  The family thinks of him daily and misses him very much -- Dan Lewis ’62


Michelle McDonald

March 1, 1946 - July 1987

 

Mike Meador

December 13, 1946 - April 11, 1997

I’m sad to say the San Diego Union-Tribune, April 22, 1997 published a lengthy obituary for Mike Meador. In part it reported: "He was a district retail manager for Home Base in Thousand Oaks when he died at age 50 of congestive heart failure April 11 in his Thousand Oaks home. Survivors include Mr. Meador’s wife of 27 years, Sue Ann; two daughter; two sons; two sisters and a brother." Mike was not only a classmate but his father Dr. James Meador was my grandmother’s physician and in 1966 delivered my sister’s first baby -- Dolores Schneider Moe '64

 

Ken Montgomery

March 25, 1946 - August 18, 1992


Virginia Murrell Powell

February 4, 1947 – April 30, 2010

Ginger was a native Californian born in La Mesa on February 4, 1947. She attended John Muir Elementary, and Horace Mann Junior High. While attending Crawford, Ginger was Drill Team Major. She was past Honored Queen and Majority Member of Job's Daughters Bethel 60, La Mesa. Ginger attended San Diego State University. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi and an avid Aztec fan. Ginger began a 30 year career with Pacific Bell in 1966.


Susan Musante Rogge

November 10, 1946 - October 30, 2011

Sue passed away surrounded by her family. For anyone who had the privilege of being her friend they know she never had an unkind word to say about anyone.  If she were your friend, she was your friend for life.  She always "had your back", was kind, loyal and loving.  It was my honor to consider her my closest friend for 50 years. Sue decided to go back to school in the ‘80s. With two kids in school, she drove three hours a day to attend CSU Chico.  She graduated in 1987 with a Bachelors Degree in social work, went to work in Redding, near her home, and retired in 2006.  I can't even imagine the number of people she helped, and she loved her work. Sue is survived by her husband and best friend of over 40 years, Karl “Terry” Rogge, children Scott and Kara, and the lights in her eyes, granddaughters Alexah and Jolea. She was preceded in death by her mom and dad, stepparents, and sister Carol. After she died, Terry found this quote she had written in her journal shortly before passing: "My spirit grows stronger as my body grows weaker." -- Judy Bale Pitts '64


Peggy Nusbaum

October 23, 1946 - January 1981

 

Anne Marie Parent Richardson

March 14, 1946 - May 1, 2011

Friends and family will miss Anne Marie's passion for music, dancing, travel, and laughter. She leaves behind her brother Don Parent, and sister Denise Parent Lewis ’73, two children and five grandchildren.

My cousin Anne Marie and I both graduated in 1964. She loved to go to the dances at the Colina Rec Center.  She and Mark Stutz would try and knock the house down.  She belonged to the social girls club at the time and was fairly popular.  She worked as a secretary for many years and was the co-owner of Richardson Steel until her divorce from John.  She always seemed to want to make someone laugh -- or correct someone about what they were doing wrong, especially me.  She had a huge heart for everyone and will be missed enormously -- Marc Parent ’64


Thomas Pavillard

June 18, 1946 - October 27, 2001

 

Dennis Pendered


Robbie Lynn Pierson

A 25-year resident of Hermosa Beach, Robbie passed away April 25, 2009. Robbie worked as an administrative assistant in the brokerage business for over 30 years. She loved life and laughter and was passionate about animals, especially dogs, and has lovingly cared for seven dogs in her lifetime. She is survived by her mother Mary Pierson, her sister Claudia Pierson Lindwall ’61 of Hermosa Beach and her beloved Chihuahua, Chico.


Bob Prys

June 11, 1945 - May 29, 1967

He was in the Army and killed by hostile fire (“Booby
Trap Connected”) in Vietnam
– Mary Gale Rodgers


Greg Reed

My brother passed away on Sunday night, July 1, 2012.  He battled lung cancer for six years before succumbing -- Tracy Reed ’73


Carole Riley Erickson

November 16, 1946 - February 15, 2013

My good friend Carole died after a very short illness from some type of neurological disease. I was informed by her daughter Sarah. Carole's children Dawn, Christopher and Sarah all graduated from Crawford. Carole and I met in the 7th grade and became and remained good friends all these years. I went to Rolando Park, Horace Mann and Crawford. My family moved to Oregon in my senior year and after graduating I returned to San Diego. Both my children graduated from Crawford. Thank you for keeping us all informed of our classmates and I enjoy all your history about San Diego -- Freda Robinson Hart


Dan Riley

November 1, 1946 - June 1, 1974

 

Bob Rogers

 

Wayne Rosenbach

December 6, 1946 - May 18, 1986


Ken Rupe

February 25, 1947 – July 9, 1995


Drew Savery

December 22, 1946 – February 3, 1997


Lawrence Scheid

January 2, 1947 - March 23, 2006

A resident of Spring Valley, Larry was born in San Diego and was an assistant parts manager at Philip Thearles Autowerks. Survivors include his companion, Bonnie Jones; daughters, Renee, Nicole and Monique Scheid; stepdaughter, Amy Thorpe; stepson, William Jones; sisters, Clara Loney, Annette Scheid and Sally Tarnow; brothers, Paul, Don, Richard and Dave Scheid; and eight grandchildren. Donations: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 8575 Gibbs Drive, Suite 262, San Diego, CA 92123


Richard Schrupp

September 29, 1946 - March 22, 2014

Dick was born in Minneapolis, the youngest of three sons. In 1948, the family moved to San Diego, where his mother Delma taught gifted and special needs children and father Manfred was the Dean of Education at San Diego State College. Dick attended San Diego State before enlisting in the U.S. Air Force, where his service took him to several U.S. bases as well as Guam and Germany. It was while serving at RAF Bruggen in Germany that Dick found himself appearing on stage in "The Brides of March," a comedy directed by Flying Officer Alison Rowlands, WRAF. Although that was the beginning and the end of his acting career, he married Alison in London in 1975. Soon after their wedding, Dick was reassigned to Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, N.M., where he served until he decided to re-enter civilian life and become a real estate broker. In 1990, the family moved to Sacramento and, in 1998, Portland, Oregon. Dick passed away unexpectedly but peacefully at home. He was predeceased by his parents and brother Fritz, and is survived by brother Jim ’61

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Mark Shoreen

October 13, 1946 - January 3, 2003


David Simon

January 25, 1947 - January 6, 1993

 

Susan Skoglund

June 16, 1946 - December 15, 1964

Sue was killed in an auto accident while attending San Diego
Junior (now Community) College --
Clarke Stillwagen, '64

 

Michael Snow

May 7, 1946 - May 23, 2006

Mike died of cancer at San Diego Hospice. He was a local contractor
and is survived by a 13-year old daughter in Seattle.--
Terry Hudson ’63


Marilyn Stagge Philbrook

June 9, 1946 – November 15, 2004

Marilyn was born in Brantford, Ontario, Canada, and lived in El Cajon. She was retired from Union Bank. Survivors include her husband, Leonard; stepdaughters, Jolen Punches and Lorin Rappaport; brother, Jack Stagge; and four grandchildren.


Joe Stanley

March 11, 1946 - January 3, 1975

 

Kathy Stein

November 12, 1945 - March 1980

 

Carole Stevens Thunberg

August 17, 1946 - July 30, 1995

Carole passed away at Middlesex Hospital in Middletown, Connecticut, from complications related to diabetes. She was a member of the Ivoryton Congregational Church, the choir and was co-chairwoman of the board of deacons. She was the social director of Essex Meadows and was also a member of the Capella Cantorum. She is survived by brothers Robert Stevens and William Stevens, both of San Diego.

 

Mike Stoll

June 15, 1946 - December 22, 1972


Marc Stutz

August 17, 1946-February 26, 2005

Marc was born in San Diego and was a construction worker and carpenter. He was a member of the Old Mission Beach Athletic Club. Survivors include his daughter, Raquel Stutz of Campbell son Drew Stutz of La Mesa; Sister Marlene Tischler of San Diego, and brothers Martin Stutz of Santee, Mike Stutz of San Diego and Mitchell Stutz of San Marcos.


Susan Terdik Tippets

November 8, 1946 - May 30, 2012

Susan was born in Riverside, California. A varied set of passions filled her life. The outdoors brought her happiness and purpose. Whether planting and caring for yards or exploring Southern Utah, to be outdoors was her instinct. Her love of classical music started early, purchasing her first classical music record as a kindergartener. She was equally at ease listening to NPR or watching Monday Night Football. A love of learning and reading is one of the great gifts she leaves her family. Susan is survived by her four children, five grandchildren sister Karen Terdik Greenwood, brother Brian Terdik; and her parents George and Beverly Terdik.

My husband worked briefly in the last year with Susan, who we discovered was a Crawford High School graduate a couple of years younger than me. After celebrating my 50 Year Reunion last October we discovered the coincidence and she was excited to become acquainted with your web site and look for old friends --Sharrin Mass Miller ’61


Terri Thrash Craft

December 19, 1946 - June 5, 1990

She had two sons, Chance and Brett. She was a beautiful woman and a good friend -- Marcia Sanders


Michael Dean Thompson

December 15, 1945 - November 6, 2001

Mike was born in San Diego and was employed by the Department of Motor Vehicles in East Riverside. Mike served in the Air Force. He was a member of the San Diego Speed Boat Club and the Riverside Free Methodist Church. He is survived by brother David E. Thompson of La Jolla and sister Suanne Rogers of San Diego.


John Forest Waters

November 13, 1946 - November 21, 2005

John passed away after a short illness. He served the United States in Europe during the Cold War and then earned a degree in Political Science from San Diego State University in 1974. John joined his father in Waters Consultants full time in 1979 and worked in the corrosion control industry. He is survived by his wife Barby and his sister Holly Waters Duran ‘69. His brother Donald Waters '59 passed away in 2004


Allen Weiner

October 22, 1946 - December 24, 1986

 

Peter Wittenberg

July 21, 1946 - November 6, 1988

I regret to inform you that my father passed away after a nine-month battle with liver cancer. Though the government has yet to agree with us on this, it is believed that he developed cancer at such a young age due to his overexposure to Agent Orange while he was a road clearer in Vietnam. He is survived by his wife Holly Wittenberg and his two daughters Desiree and Theresa, who were 7 and 5, respectively, at the time of his death. He was and is loved dearly and is kept in the hearts of many -- Theresa Wittenberg


Janice Woods

 

Leslie Zeidell Smith

A resident of Del Cerro, Leslie passed away on May 26, 2005. She was 59 years old. Her husband of 36 years Robert; her son Matt; daughter-in-law Maribel; grandson Ruben; brother Marshall; sister-in-law Amy; six nieces and one nephew survive Leslie. She was pre-deceased by her parents, George and Muriel. Leslie was born in New Haven, Connecticut and moved to San Diego at the age of one where she resided all her life. She became a medical assistant in 1967. She worked for La Jolla cardiologist Charles Fitch until 1975. She truly enjoyed caring for her patients and they showed their appreciation by sending her gifts and cards. Leslie later became a travel agent and enjoyed traveling with friends and family. About three and a half years ago, Leslie suffered a stroke and an aneurysm. Even though she was a quadriplegic, she continued to fight for life and spent many enjoyable hours with her family and friends.

Joel Zyirek

August 19, 1946 - November 20, 1988


(Most of the above dates courtesy of Mary Gale Rogers '67)

 

 

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