Jamela Andonie Johnson
May 14, 1951 - January 6, 2000
Jamela died after a long battle with cancer. She was my best friend. We met in 8th grade at Horace Mann and remained friends through high school at Crawford. Shortly after graduation she left San Diego, eventually marrying, moving to Utah and raising a large family. She was a sweet girl and a wonderful woman. I miss her a lot. -- Roberta Goss Marino '70
Carol Arruda Watt
September 12, 1951 - September 20, 2003
My best friend in high school, who also graduated in 1970, was Carol Arruda. She married David Watt 71. David was in the Air Force and after getting out, they settled in Jefferson, GA. -- Sue Cleary Shive '70
April 1, 1951 September 22, 2007
December 31, 1951 September 29, 2008
Brad passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones in Los Altos Hills after a courageous battle with cancer. He lived an entrepreneurial and multifaceted life, actively involved with his family and friends, business, government, and community. Brad will be forever remembered as a beloved husband to his wife Carla, a loving father to Mark, Brooke, and Jason, a compassionate son to his father Leonard, a caring brother to his sister Vivian, and a close friend to his brother-in-law Stan Nitzberg, his nephews Jacob and Levi Nitzberg, and Scott Lipton. He was predeceased by his mother Sylvia Rose Blackman and his sister Beverly Blackman Lipton '67
July 28,1952 - May 19,1990
Melody Eulette Jones
March 6, 1952 - March 5, 2006
Melody passed into the Lord's hands March 5, 2006 at Denver Swedish Medical Center, one day before her 54th birthday. Melody was the beloved and loving wife of Cecil Jones for 35 glorious years, and the adored mother of Melissa Smith and April Johnson. Melody was also the proud and loving grandmother to Bailey Smith, Amanda and Abigail Johnson. Her tragic death brings great sadness as her caring and exemplary life brought great joy and love to all friends and family who truly knew her.
Fred John Friedman
(from the '69 Centaur)
May 21, 1952 - March 19, 2010
Fred passed away at Grossmont Hospital after valiantly battling cancer for over a year. He was born back east but moved with his family to Hewlett Drive, just west of San Diego State, in 1957. Fred attended Hardy Elementary, Horace Mann and Crawford before moving on to several colleges including SDSU and UCLA. He was both a CPA and an attorney, but for the last several decades until his illness, he ran the family-owned Royal Convalescent Hospital in Brawley, traveling there several times a week from his home in Del Cerro. His lifelong passion was music, and he was an accomplished guitar player. He is survived by his devoted wife Renee, who was at Fred's side during his entire illness, spending every one of well over 100 nights with him at Grossmont and Alvarado Hospitals, his sister Linda Friedman Levin 72,and his father, Tobias.
March 31, 1951 - July 5, 2009
Cecilia was known for her poetry, her love of the Chargers (season ticket holder almost from the beginning) and the Monkees (a proud member of the Monkees Fan Club). She died suddenly and unexpectedly during surgery. She is survived by her parents Ed and Mary Goodbody, brothers Michael and Patrick and sister Anne Marie Goodbody Erlich -- Maureen Minogue Hall 77
Mary Gookin Hertager
August 19, 1952 - July 15, 1995
September 1, 1952 August 28, 2010
George passed away at his home from complications of lung cancer. He was born and raised in San Diego, and had worked at NASSCO for 34 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Spyro "Sam" and Julia Goules, both of whom immigrated from Greece. He is survived by his son Timothy Helton, brother John and sister Connie.
Claudia Denise Hanley
May 3, 1952 July 5, 2007
February 3, 1952 - March 25, 2012
January 1, 1952 - September 26, 1996
Kenneth Kip Kau
July 27-1952 October 1973
Charles "Chuck" Kull
November 26, 1951 - February 10, 2011
My brother passed away in his sleep. His favorite phrase, since he was four
years old was, "Hi, my name is Chuck. What's your name?" -- Jeff Kull '71
March 27, 1952 - February 7, 2010
George was born in Lemon Grove, San Diego and died suddenly at his home with his wife by his side. Uncle is survived by his wife Monica and his two best friends and co-conspirators Martha and Margaret. George moved to Humboldt County from San Diego in 1973 to work with the Humboldt State Baseball program. George started working at Sears where he met many customers and co-workers. In 1982 George married Monica Baratti in their backyard. They were married July 16th 1983 because that was the only weekend that didn't have a softball tournament. In lieu of flowers please make a contribution to your local Little League Team. (Excerpted from Richard Marks' Samoa Softball blog)
February 22, 1952 -- April 16, 1993
September 3, 1952 - October 16, 2000
Randy died of an apparent heart attack at his home in Culver City. He built a career representing such athletes as Bob Golic, Reggie Theus, Kurt Rambis, Vlade Divac and Freddie Jones, actors Dennis Haskins and Joyce DeWitt, and such corporate clients as Raymond Weil and Harley Davidson cafe. He helped develop the television series "American Gladiators", produced numerous specials, and had sold several film and television concepts following a partnership with former "Cheers" star John Ratzenberger. In 1996 he joined B/W/R Public Relations to create a new division, B/W/R Sports, after spending a decade as founder of ProMar International, an advertising, marketing, promotions and merchandising firm. Survivors include his mother, Norma Peskin of San Diego; sister, Joyce Caballero of Fullerton; and brother, Harold Peskin of Escondido.
(No photo in annual)
March 21, 1953 - March 4, 1995
February 25, 1952 - February 20, 2013
I regret to relay the news of the passing of my good friend Jeff. He had been living in Sacramento for the past 10 years or so, with wife Kathy, daughter Grace, and son Todd. Tentative plans are for a memorial in San Diego, some time in March.
October 15, 1951 July 3, 2010
Randy passed away at home in the presence of his family. Randy started his own company in 1975, eventually to become RMS Builders, Inc., and in later years also worked as a superintendent for other construction companies.
Passed away December 6, 2011
Pamela Wayne Grubb
May 29, 1952 - December 29, 2006
Pamela was born in San Diego, California. She dedicated her life to the service of others through nursing and the field of health care. Pam was a loving Mother to Erika, Wife to Carl, Daughter to Roy and Gail and Sister to Rex and Lance. Pam received her Associates of Arts in Nursing from Grossmont College in 1973. In 1980 she went on to receive her Bachelors in Health