September 14, 1955 - December 25, 2004
My brother Frank died of complications of diabetes -- Linda Alferos Towne '75
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May 23, 1955 - December 26, 2002
Prudence Contine Butler Caravelli
December 3, 1954 April 24, 2009
After graduating from Crawford high school, my mom married her high school sweetheart Charles Butler (my father). They had two children, myself and my brother, Matthew Butler. My mom was very outgoing and loved her family, friends and work. For many years she worked as a legal secretary for several large law firms in San Diego. She eventually retired from SDSU and within one year of her retirement, she decided to go back to work for a law firm in downtown San Diego. She was diagnosed with cancer in December 2008. My mom was not one to stay still and enjoyed life to the fullest. She was a hard worker, and a loving mother and she is missed dearly by all!
Smooth Jazz 98.1 sends condolences to the family, friends and fans of Carl Evans, Jr., keyboardist and founding member of the veteran San Diego-based group Fattburger. Evans passed away after battling health challenges as a result of diabetes.
The musical progeny of former Navy Band master and accomplished saxophonist Carl Evans Sr. and mother Clara Lovelace, a gospel singer and choir director, Carl Evans Jr. was one of the countrys most acclaimed jazz pianists.
Evans moved to the San Diego area when he was five years old. He graduated early from Crawford High School to begin touring with Barry White and, through the years, many others including Freddie Hubbard, Cannonball Adderley, Eddie Harris, Rufus Thomas, Anita Baker, Lionel Ritchie, Gerald Albright and Nathan East. He recorded and produced over 25 CDs.
Evans had undergone recent surgeries in his battle with diabetes, including the amputation of his left leg below the knee in December, 2007 and another surgery in January. Numerous San Diego musicians had participated in recent benefit concerts to offset the cost of Evans' medical bills. (Thanks to Tony Flores '72 for this)
A Tribute From Doug Robinson '73
March 7, 1955 - April 18, 2004
Jon was born in San Diego and was a greenskeeper. He was a member of Mission Valley Christian Fellowship. Survivors include his wife, Paula and sister, Donna Furlow Youtsey 66
November 7, 1955 - December 13, 2010
Diagnosed with a brain tumor in March of 2008, Mike was able to return to his optometry practice for some time despite undergoing two surgeries, radiation and ongoing chemotherapy even after he was no longer able to practice, he continued to do the things he loved with family. and friends until very shortly before he passed. Mike was born end raised in San Diego, graduating from San Diego State in 1978, and University of California Berkeley School of Optometry in 1982. He then joined the optometry practice of Kovtun, Peters and Fry, which later became Kovtun and Guarnotta and then Michael Guarnotta, OD, Inc. in El Cajon. He left a successful practice with many, many long time patients in good hands. It was his wish to donate his corneas to the San Diego Eye Bank.
(No photo in annual -- The shot above was taken on January 5, 2012
at the First Thursday party at The Amigo Spot in Mission Valley.)
April 28, 1955 - February 11, 2012
April 16, 1956 - November 27, 1974
Michael died in a auto accident in front of the family home. Their parents were on vacation in Hawaii when this happened. He had a sister named Debbie Luz, from the Class of 72 -- Tracy Holland Schwindt '73
July 5, 1955 - September 13, 2009
My brother Chuck St. Martin died in Chino Valley, Arizona, where he had lived for a number of years. Siblings Steve St. Martin '67, Bob Martin '69, Marilyn Martin Lindstrom '64, and Judy Martin '68 traveled from Seattle, Salt Lake City, District of Columbia, and Grinnell, Iowa for the memorial service. Genealogical digging showed that our great-grandfather was born St. Martin and changed his name to Martin. Several members of the extended family changed their names back to St. Martin in the late 1970s. Others kept the Martin name -- Judy Martin 68
Angela Rametta Farnum
July 13, 1955 - April 6, 1995
Angelea died after a long and brave battle against breast cancer. She worked for Civil Service for several years and then had a day care business. She had a husband and three children -- Susan Gardo 73
June 12, 1955 - January 11, 2013
John passed away after a long, courageous battle with cancer. He and his wife Denise were married in 1976. John worked in the beverage industry for over 35 years. John loved the outdoors, sports and working out. He enjoyed being involved with his children and his grandchildren. John is survived by his wife Denise; his mother Josephine; his two brothers Joe and Steve; his children Brandi, Anthony and Brittani. He is also survived by five grandchildren.
A memorial for John is being held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 19, 2013 at Foothills Christian Church, 365 West Bradley Ave., El Cajon, CA 92020. Donations may be made to the Multiple Myeloma Cancer Research Society in lieu of flowers.
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March 12, 1955 - May 3, 1996
Don was killed in an automobile accident in Spring Valley
May 15, 1955 February 17, 2007
Sue died at her home after a three-year journey with cancer. During this journey she learned to truly live and celebrate life! Sue was and is an inspiration to many. She was joy itself, just her laugh alone brought smiles to the faces and hearts of many. Sue was preceded in death by her father William. She is survived by her mother Joan; her twin Sally Agent, her big sister Laurie Olson; and her brother Harry Taber. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to San Diego Hospice or Reef Check.
Stephen Dana Terry
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March 2, 1955 December 9, 2006
My brother died of cancer. He was a welder for most of his life. A t the time of his death he was a member of Local 75 ILWU as a watchmen for the Port of San Francisco and Oakland. He died in my arms. He is greatly missed -- Susan Terry 75
July 7, 1955 August 7, 2005
Alan was born in Yakima, Washington. He was employed as a service manager at Western Insulation and had previously been employed at Valentine Construction. He is survived by his partner, John Woods of San Diego; his father and mother, John and Shirley Tisdale of San Diego; his sister, Mary Jo McReynolds of Petaluma; his brother, Douglas Tisdale of San Diego. A memorial service was held on August 27, 2005, in the Garden Room of the Town & Country Hotel. The family requests that donations be sent to Stepping Stone, 3425 5th Ave, San Diego, 92103
John Van Buskirk
September 27, 1955 - June 2, 1992
November 22, 1955 - March 13, 1988
My sister was killed in an auto accident outside
Tucson, AZ -- Adrienne Wasser Behrens
November 6, 1954 - September 4, 2011
After graduating from Crawford, Gary signed with the Kansas City Royals baseball organization, and his first minor league assignment took him to Billings, MT to pitch for the Mustangs. Gary later received his bachelor degree in Business Administration from the University of San Diego. He began a career in real estate development where he worked for Garrett Development in Del Mar, California. The family moved from Ramona to Sandpoint, ID in 2004. There he achieved his dream of living in a beautiful mountain community on a lake. Gary enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He loved the outdoors, including hunting, fishing, hiking and skiing. Gary is survived by his wife Karen and daughter Brooke in Sandpoint, father Donald, brothers Ron and Dan and sister Judy.
A San Diego native, Donna was a graduate of Thomas Jefferson School of Law and practiced for 30 years in San Diego. She was an entrepreneur and astute businesswoman. Donna was a devout animal rescue supporter and loved her cats. Her wishes are that donations be made to the Rescue House
I grew up two houses down from Donna and attended Montezuma Elementary, Horace Mann Junior High and Crawford High with her. I remember her as a kind and thoughtful person -- Ralph Beckley '73