1966 Obituaries

  
 

John Anderson

"Killed in a car accident some years back" -- Robert Rafferty

  

Cathy Apple Sharp Tracy

June 24, 1948 – February 21, 2010

Born in San Diego, Cathy started playing tennis in third grade and went on to play against Billie Jean King as a professional. She moved to Alaska in 1980 where she and her husband Gregg became the state’s leading couple in tennis. She died in Las Cruces, NM, her home for the last eight years.


Allyson Aten Callahan

  April 14, 1948 - April 6, 1975


Steven Barley

"Passed away some years ago while living in Lake Tahoe" -- Doug Brinkmeier

  

Susan Bearinger Schwartz

  August 20, 1948 - May 1972


Phil Bonwell

March 12, 1948 - June 15, 2013

It is with a heavy heart that I report to you the passing of Phil Bonwell.  I just found out a few days ago. I spoke to his wife Chris and she will have a memorial gathering sometime in the near future, no date set yet -- Bill Grigg, September 20, 2013

Chris Bonwell called me last weekend and chatted awhile. Phil had been working in the back yard with a neighbor on the day of his death. They wrapped up what they were doing and repaired to the patio to relax. They were enjoying a cool refreshment when Phil suffered a fatal brain aneurism. Chris told me of a web site set up for Phil, which I've posted below -- John Fry, October 29, 2013


Trudee Botterell States

September 25, 1948 - July 12, 2003


Robert Bouchard

November 20, 1948 – November 4, 2009

"Coach Bob" passed away peacefully at home after a 10-month battle with cancer. For 35 years, Bob volunteered with the Pop Warner and American Youth Football organizations, coaching children in every age bracket. He took several teams to championships and saw some of his players grow up to be professional athletes. Bob was preceded in death by his mother Neva, sister Marcia, and brother Richard.


Jeff Boyle

December 5, 1947 – May 10, 2010

Born and raised in San Diego CA, Jeff spent his summers working on the family farm in Farnam, Nebraska. He graduated from San Diego State with a Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration and married Gail Younie in 1969. In 1975, the family moved to Visalia. Jeff began his insurance career in the early 70's and in 1990, he joined Buckman Mitchell, Inc. He was President and Chief Operating Officer of Buckman Mitchell at the time of his death. He was preceded in death by his father Harold and youngest sister Debbie. Survivors include his wife Gail, mother Evelyn May of San Diego, brother David of Kansas, and sister Shelley of San Diego.


Wilson Bradeford, Jr.

 October 2, 1947 - November 13, 1995


David Browning

Dec. 6, 1947-July 9, 2007

David was born in San Diego and was a mechanic for a heavy construction equipment company. He served in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. Survivors include his wife, Jennifer Black Browning ’66 and brother Gary Browning ’65 of Canton, Texas


Darell Burris

June 16, 1948 - October 27, 2008.

Darell moved to Las Vegas NV and was a retired stay-at-home Dad and Grandpa. He enjoyed camping, baseball, being with his family and most of all, he enjoyed life. Darell passed away after suffering a stroke. He is survived by his wife Danna, his children, Mason, Tamara, Katlyn and Dylan and his grand daughters, Kayla, Savannah and Kendall. He is missed.

Harry Butler

August 28, 1948 - March 30, 2001

Harry passed away after a decade-long battle with cancer. He died peacefully at home in Escondido surrounded by his family. He was born in Chula Vista to Jack and Lorene Butler. He attended San Diego State University where he met his wife of 30 years, Jo. He joined the San Diego Fire Department in 1971, and served at stations all over San Diego County. He was an avid baseball fan and loved the beach. He was a natural handyman. The San Diego Firefighters selflessly donated their sick leave to ensure he and his family remained financially solvent during his bone marrow transplant. They organized trips to City of Hope to donate the blood and platelets that flowed through his body as he fought to regain his health. In addition, the dedicated medical staff at City of Hope and Kaiser Permanente worked tirelessly to save his life. They made Harry's final days bearable and allowed him to die with dignity.

  

William Butler

October 25, 1948 - November 5, 1989

  

Patricia Ciolak Rubin

March 23, 1948 - January 5, 2001

  

Robert Clabeaux

April 11, 1948 - October 11, 1999

He was the son of Theodore Clabeaux and my half brother" -- Ted Clabeaux

 

Richard Clark

November 24, 1948 - March 3, 1970

Richard attended Euclid School and Horace Mann prior to Crawford.  After graduation he attended UCLA, then transferred to Stanford with the intention of earning a degree in law at Stanford Law School.  During his senior year at Stanford he was studying abroad in Rome and while riding a motor scooter was struck by another vehicle.  He spent a few weeks in a coma before passing away. -- Rob Shepherd & Jim Wallis '66

 

Donna Copeland
(Not listed in yearbook)

 

Dianne Cordle Westman

August 10, 1948 - February 22, 2001

 

Cathy Craig

 

Deva Crowe

March 8, 1948 - November 8, 2003

Our sister died of cancer and we had her ashes scattered in the ocean off Crystal Pier in Pacific Beach. We did the same for our brother Guy when he passed away in 2001 -- Gussie Crowe Thornton ’62 & Peggy Crowe Castagna ’73


Frank Davis
(No photo in yearbook)


Harry Lawrence Drogin

June 3,1948 - December 10, 2004

After a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis, Harry was called home on December 10, 2004. Harry leaves behind his beloved wife, Debbie; children, Jason and Courtney, daughter-in-law Christina. He was a loving brother to Steve Drogin and Carol Hill. Harry grew up in San Diego and attended Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona, where be fell in love with Debbie. They made their home in University City, where they raised their children. After a career in real estate development, he went back to his passion for the theatre, and started a career as a middle school drama teacher at La Jolla Country Day School.


John Duran

May 8, 1947 - January 20, 2006

John died of cancer. He was born in Chula Vista and was a technical illustrator. Survivors include his brother, Phillip Duran ‘68 of Hoboken, N.J.


David Dutton

August 22, 1948 - May 10, 1979

 

Ivy Eidex Blum

January 13, 1948 - May 22, 1993

My cousin Ivy died from ovarian cancer -- Mark Maisel '72

 

Stanley C. Eiter

May 14, 1948 - March 5, 2004

Stanley C. Eiter, 55, of Spring Valley died after a short battle with cancer. He was born in San Diego. Stan was the owner-operator of Stan's Electric. He is survived by his only child, Geoff Eiter of Boise, Idaho and perhaps a thousand friends. His parents, Clayton and Cecilia Eiter -- as well as his brother Tom -- preceded him in death. Stan was a bass guitar player in rock and roll bands during the 1960s, notably the Barons and the Nobles. He worked for the old Mayfair Market chain before moving to the electrical business. Stan also enjoyed travel and the great outdoors. He was an avid sportsman and gun enthusiast. Stan also provided financial advice to his many friends.


James Evert

January 27, 1948 - February 12, 1967

 

Evelynne Fix Peters

February 12, 1948 - February 28, 2013

My cousin Evie was a warrior and fought cancer for three years.  Many times the doctors would say be prepared, but she kept on ticking.  The First Thursday night dinner group was with us every step of her journey.  Many attended the funeral, which warmed my heart.  She was born in Balboa Hospital and died there as well -- Cyndi Racz Clarke ’66


Bernard “Skip” Giannini, Jr

June 7, 1947 - May 5, 2011

At the time of his death, Skip was living in La Mesa.  He was a Viet Nam vet, had suffered from poor health for many years, due in part to having been severely wounded in 'Nam.  He is survived by two sons, a brother, and his mother. Skip remained in the Marine Corps for a total of 13 years, then moved into law enforcement, then to Immigration/Customs, from which he retired early, having suffered injuries after a driver and vehicle tried to run him down. Skip was a "big brother" to me and, when we were younger, he protected me fiercely.  His loyalty and integrity were without question.  In that fighting Marine, there was a gentle soul -- Lorraine Haire Merrin ’66


Chuck Gilbreth

Chuck was killed on April 18, 2012 while riding his bicycle on Montezuma Rd

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Allen David Hacker

May 30, 1948 - October 29, 2010.
 

Born and raised in San Diego, Allen graduated from UCLA in 1971.  He married Anne Marie Jones in 1972 and received his M.S. from UCLA in 1973.  In 1975, he was awarded the Degree of Doctor of Public Health at UCLA. Over the next 25 years, Allen was a professor and researcher at UCLA, the Medical College of Wisconsin, and the University of Kentucky, conducting research into the causes and mechanisms of pulmonary hypertension. In addition to his research, Allen loved sailing, listening to jazz, and skiing.  He was diagnosed with ALS in 1997, a year after his symptoms began.  Despite being given 18 months to live, Allen survived another 13 years. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, his three sons, Christopher, Jonathan, and Benjamin, his grandson , Colin, and his brother, Ken Hacker ’68


Cheryl Haight Fry

April 19, 1948 - December 17, 2007


John Haile

May 12, 1948 - November 1, 1965

 

Kathleen Hansen

 

Jon Harvey

October 29, 1948 - October 16, 1987

 

Gilbert Hayes

October 27, 1948 - May 6, 1994


Charles Holba

February 12, 1948 - April 30, 2002

Chuck was born in San Diego and was a supervisor for the Convair Division of General Dynamics. He was a member of the Lakeside Rodeo. Survivors include his parents, Charles O. and Blanche Holba of San Diego; sister Sharon Schmidt of Anza; and brother Dennis Holba of Santee.


 David Hopkins

August 23, 1948 - June 13, 2000

My brother David was an internationally-known musician and song writer with the group Random Sample, was on staff with Youth for Christ, and for over 20 years was Youth Camp Director at Forest Home Christian Conference Center in Forest Falls, California. David and passed away from MS. He was married with four daughters -- Anne Hopkins Subia '63


Eva Irvin Diaz

September 15, 1949 - May 17, 1981

 

Janet Jacobi Ware

August 6, 1948 - October 1975

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Cathy Johnson Hunter

February 15, 1948 - May 13, 2013

My wife and classmate passed away from metastatic ovarian cancer. You may recall that she had been inadvertently listed in the obituaries as having died in the 1970s from diabetes, but this ended up being confusion over the last name. This time it is sadly certain. She was the love of my life, from when I first met her in 10th grade math, until the day she died. She was an Incredible mother and grandmother -- Scot Hunter ’66


 

William Donald Kenney

August 22, 1947 - May 1, 1998


Carolyn Kunkel Goding

March 5, 1948 - February 17, 2012

Carolyn passed away suddenly and unexpectedly. Carolyn was born to parents Joseph and Angeline. She has one sister, Rita, whom she always adored. Growing up she was a mischievous tomboy who enjoyed scaring her sister with lizards. Carolyn had an adventurous outgoing spirit and made friends with everyone she met. At eighteen years old, she married Randy Goding '64 and had three children, Steven, James and Rachael. They lived in San Diego where Carolyn worked as a civil servant for the U.S. Navy. She later went on to work as a trade specialist for U.S. Customs where she began her career in international trade. In 1981, she married Charles Van Single. After working at U.S. Customs for thirteen years, she went on to start her successful Customs Brokerage business. She loved working long hours and growing her business. She took great pleasure in solving problems for her clients and her colleagues, which earned her respect and admiration. She was a board member for various trade organizations including the Otay Mesa Chamber of Commerce. She was the President of the San Diego Customs Broker Association for many years. She loved traveling with the Pacific Coast Council to Washington D.C. where she assisted in lobbying for the industry. She really enjoyed contributing to the various causes for the international trade community.

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Carol Kyle Cowan

 

Bonnie Larson
(No photo in yearbook)

 July 20, 1948 - June 26, 1965


Anne Boyd Lewis

January 4, 1949 - September 13, 2012

Anne passed away after a 13-year battle with cancer. She was born in Detroit, Michigan, moving to San Diego when she was 13. After graduation she moved to Los Angeles. She then went on to graduate from UCLA with a Masters in Theater Arts and two bachelor degrees in Sociology and Psychology. In 1978 she started work at MCA records in the creative services department where she worked as office manager and quickly moved into a producer’s job, where she was responsible for producing music videos for the likes of, Olivia Newton John, Elton John, BB King, Chaka Khan, The Who, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and The Crusaders. Anne also wrote, produced, directed and edited a16-mm documentary film titled “Day Break.”  It was about the need for adult day care centers and she won a few awards for her film but what was most important to her was that it was used by several states to get funding for adult day care centers. She was a woman with vision. Anne touched so many people with her warm smile, her responsible attitude and friendly manner. She is survived by her daughters Alyssa, Samantha, and her husband Steve Moore.


Jyl Lieberman Martins

Jyl passed away peacefully Friday, October 16, 2009, from the effects of peritoneal cancer. She was surrounded by her husband, daughters, and other family members. She attended UCLA for a year, then earned her degree and a teaching credential at SDSU. Jyl married Marty Martins, a career prosecutor, in 2001. Jyl was preceded in death by her parents Jack and Leila Lieberman of Del Cerro and her brother Michael ‘63. In addition to her husband and daughters, Jyl is succeeded by her sisters Gloria Lieberman Spelber ‘68 and Nadyne McDermott,

Marie Longdon

August 14, 1948 - December 30, 1997

 

Michael Lutchansky

September 27, 1948 - February 8, 2012


Don Maize
(No photo in yearbook)

 

Stephanie Marino

January 31, 1948 - June 12, 1999

 

Daniel Matlock
(No photo in yearbook)

 

Dale McCormick

February 5, 1948 - March 19, 1965

Dale McCormick and Lance Shanley were both killed in a car accident during our junior or senior year. We went through school together since elementary school and Lance lived across the street from my house -- Sally Marshall-Hyde


Marsha McGaw

Marcia McGaw was my best friend and was killed in a train accident between our sophomore and junior year -- Sally Marshall-Hyde


Diana McGowan

November 26, 1948 - June 5, 2012

Diana graduated from San Diego State University in 1971 with a bachelors degree. In 1974, she started her 36-year career as a speech language pathologist in the Chula Vista Elementary School District. She retired in 2010. She became an avid sailor in the 1970s; her boat of choice was a Hobie Cat catamaran. She loved to travel, and her last foreign adventure was in Africa in 2011. Another of Diana's hobbies was studying her family's genealogy and making family scrapbooks. She and her close friend traveled many times to Salt Lake City to research their ancestors. In 1995, Diana was diagnosed with breast cancer. She endured chemotherapy and other treatments, and the cancer remitted until it intensified again in 2004. She was still fighting the cancer when she passed away eight years later. Diana is survived by her mother, Milo Woodward McGowan; sisters Martha McGowan ’68, Leatha McGowan Cooksy ’70, Barbara McGowan, and Laura McGowan Minto ’78; brother Robert McGowan ’76; and son Damon Lowney.

 

Rita Moss Levy


Mike Nelson

April 16, 1948 - January 18, 2008

My brother was a millwright and enjoyed surfing and playing the guitar. He passed
away of complications of sepsis from an infected tooth
-- Deb Nelson Paules ’73


Ted Nichols

December 5, 1947 – July 12, 2001


Tina Overton Brende

April 2, 1949 - December 18, 2002


Joseph Palazzolo

May 25, 1948-January 24, 2002

A 28-year resident of Riverside, Joseph died at Riverside Community Hospital. He was born in Detroit, Michigan and was a San Diego resident from the age of 9 until his move to Riverside. He had been employed for 28 years with the County of Riverside Probation Department, having served as a Supervising Probation Officer. He earned a BS in Criminolgoy at California State University-San Bernardino. Survivors include his wife Janet of Riverside, daughter Julie Palazzolo, sons Joseph Jr. and Jared, all from Riverside, mother Rose Palazzolo of San Diego, brothers Christopher and John from San Diego, and Robert of Leander, Texas, sisters Angie Hamilton and Mare Anne Allen of San Diego. Joseph was preceded in death by his father Christopher and brother Barney.

 

Barbara Raspenti

February 13, 1948 – April 10, 1987

Barbara died in a car accident. My mother was married to her
brother Richard and was one of her best friends
– Karla Huber


Kathleen Reagan

May 28, 1948 – January 16, 2010

Kathy recently retired after 29 years as the librarian and teacher at Clairemont High School. She was much beloved by students, staff and parents. Kathy loved music, art, theater, travel, good books and great food. She volunteered at the San Diego Opera and more recently at The Old Globe Theater. Her eyes would sparkle when telling about a play she liked or a meal she enjoyed. The light in those blue eyes was an inspiration to everyone in her life. Kathy is survived by daughter Kathleen Reagan Mackenzie of San Diego as well as five brothers and two sisters.


Russell Rice

February 29, 1948 - May 1972

 

Randall Richolson

October 20, 1948 - May 1980

My friend Randall died in a vehicle accident in Las Vegas NV
– James “Mike” Kelley


Diane "Mari" Sanders

My mother, Diane (Mari) Sanders was still living in San Diego till 2000, then moved to Portland, OR Unfortunately, she passed away from uterine cancer in December of 2001 -- Eric Sanders '85

Michael Savary

June 10, 1948 - October 22, 2002

Michael was born in San Diego and was a life-long resident. He was an accomplished Journeyman carpenter who left his mark on many homes throughout San Diego. Michael passed away after a brave battle with brain cancer with his wife Mary, son Michael Jr., daughters Rebecca and Melanie by his side. His death was a tragic loss to his family and he is greatly missed everyday.


Lance Shanley

July 19, 1948 - March 19, 1965

 

Ronald Shearer

Ron passed away peacefully at the VA Hospital in La Jolla on July 5, 2010. He was born in San Diego in 1947 where he grew up in the East San Diego area. Ron went into the Army immediately after graduation and served in Vietnam. He is survived by his brother Clyde Shearer ‘61.

Karen Skough Clabeaux

1948 - September 26, 2009

Karen peacefully passed away after a courageous battle with breast cancer. Karen, a native of San Diego, graduated from San Diego State University. She retired in 2005, from San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency, after 34 years as a Social Worker and Program Assistant. She is survived by sons, Tom and Erik of El Cajon, brother, Bob Skough of Los Angeles, stepdaughters, Dawn and Terri, and step-grandson, Lennon, all of San Diego.


Dennis Sherwood

March 26, 1947 - January 18, 2000

Dennis was born in San Diego, worked for the Immigration and Naturalization Service and had served in the Army. He belonged to the A.Y.H. Bicycle Club and the Rag Brai 700 Mile Bike Run. Survivors include his sons, Jason Michael Sherwood and Matthew David Studer; stepdaughter, Tracy Bui; father, Robert Adam Sherwood; and brother, James Robert Sherwood of Brisbane, Australia.

Dennis was a member of our junior college fraternity in the ‘60s and one of our “brothers” spoke with Dennis several years ago. Dennis had severe diabetes with the usual side effects. Dennis probably died from those medical problems -- Chris Stafford ’64

 

Judith Sisler Pedro

Aug 18, 1948 - July 8, 2013

Judy was born in Long Beach, CA and passed at Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City, OK. She was a retired Air Force nurse and an Oklahoma University alum. She is survived by four siblings, three children and four grandchildren.

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Trudy Stewart Veith

September 30, 1947 - January 16, 2008

Trudy had a massive heart attack as she was getting out of her car to go to a doctor’s visit. According to the daughter, she never knew what hit her -- Linda McKeon Ressetar '66


Florine Strong

October 1, 1948 - April 1974

 

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Don critiques the work of assembled firefighters in Montana around 2003.

Don Lee Studebaker

October 21, 1948 - April 24, 2005

Don was born in Seattle and was a fire-management officer for the U.S. Forest Service. He served in the Army during the Vietnam War. He was an Eagle Scout and a member of the Antique Auto Club of America. Survivors include his wife, Ann Studebaker; daughters, Robin Coley of Santa Ysabel and Candace Studebaker of San Diego; and sons, Ian and Andrew Studebaker of San Diego.

We moved back into Don's parents' house a few blocks from Crawford in 1989, and three of our children also attended Crawford. Our first grandchild was born January 29, 2006 to daughter Candace '98. Don rose from seasonal firefighter to nationally recognized authority on fire behavior and disaster management who traveled all over the world. He managed not only major fires, but other disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes, famine relief and floods. He also won the respect of NASA officials for his management of the Space Shuttle Columbia recovery effort. Don had planned on attending the next Crawford reunion and was looking forward to reconnecting with his old classmates -- Ann Studebaker

Raymond Joseph Testa

August 30, 1948 - February 5, 2002

Ray was born in San Diego and was a private investigator for Manny Lopez Association, Inc. He was a bodyguard for Joan Kroc, a security manager and director, and a private investigator. He served in the Navy. He was a president of Lake Murray Little League. Survivors include his son, Timothy T. Testa; mother, Mary Testa; sister, Mary Elyn Testa; and brothers, Ed, Jim and Joe Testa.

"John, I talked to Ray's brother Jim. Ray died of congestive heart failure. Too bad, I liked Ray and knew him very well." -- Mike Nesbit '64


Linda Thaler Neiman

Linda passed away March 23, 2014, seven weeks after being diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer

I knew Linda very well as she was one of my golfing partners in Rancho Santa Fe. I had lunch with her four weeks ago and she was just as shocked as all of us that, not only did she have cancer, but that the doctors gave her only a few weeks to live.  She attacked the disease as she did the golf course with determination and courage, seeking the best help that she could find.  In the end, nothing could stop her rapid decline, leaving all of her friends in shock that she left this world at such a young age.-- Sharon Culver Considine ’60 (April 4, 2014)

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Dana Thompson Smith

October 3, 1948 - November 29, 2003

Dana died from complications of lupus. She was my daughter's
aunt and my former sister-in-law
-- Yvonne Johnson Kenyon '64


Bruce Tokars

September 23, 1948 - March 28, 2013

My husband died of a heart attack. It was very sad and sudden -- Alice Tokars


Philip Tomic

Philip passed away from lung cancer in Fullerton, CA in 2003


John Robert Trebil Jr.

October 22, 1947 – October 1, 2006

John was born at Camp Le June, NC. His life came to an end after a year long courageous battle with melanoma. John passed away peacefully with his daughters Rebecca and Rachel and youngest son Andrew at his side. John loved sports and coached soccer and baseball teams for his sons and daughters. In the late 80's he served as President of La Mesa American Little League and La Mesa Pony League. During this time, he escorted the La Mesa team to the Pony League World Series in Pennsylvania..


Fredrick Wagner

 

Steve Wangler

June 8, 1948 - October 1, 1983

 

James Wright Jr.

February 21, 1948 - May 5, 1968

I remember I saw James Wright's name and date of death on the list of those from San Diego killed in the VietNam war -- Sally Marshall-Hyde


Mike Wrightsman

July 6, 1946 - October 15, 2010

My brother passed away in his sleep. He had ALS for the last eighteen months. It only became serious the last three months, so it's a blessing that he didn't suffer a long time -- Nancy Wrightsman Simonedes '65


 

 James William Wylie

May 1, 1948-February 20, 2004

James, 55, of El Cajon was born in San Diego and was a commercial painter. He served in the Army during the Vietnam War. Survivors include his companion, Nancy Blanton; daughter, Jessica of El Cajon; stepsons, Eric and Jay Blanton of El Cajon; mother, Mildred Zimmerman of Point Loma; sister, Katherine Wylie of Chula Vista; niece, Erin Wylie of Wenatchee, Wash.; and three grandchildren.

Dwight Yakel

February 17, 1948 - 2013




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