Lois M. Agnew
|One of Crawford's earliest vice-principals, Lois retired in 1967. She died in her sleep July 11, 1996 in a Santa Ana retirement home. She was 92. "She was a giving, caring person as far as the kids and the staff were concerned," said Emma Leisure. "If anybody needed help she was there."|
Passed away March 8, 1993
Richard V. Bertain
|"RV" was the Class of 1962 Advisor, a job he resigned from in order to pursue a scholarship at Harvard University,where he received his Doctorate in Educational Administration in 1964. Previously he had received Bachelor Degrees in Philosphy and English in 1961 from Saint Mary's College and, later, a Master's Degree in Educational Administration from San Diego State College in 1960. He worked in the Beverly Hills, Inglewood, El Segundo, Palm Springs, Glendale and Culver City School districts in various administrative capacities. In 1990 he was appointed by President George Bush, and confirmed by the United States Senate, as Associate Director of Domestic and Anti-Poverty Operations. He passed away September 13, 2000 from cancer.|
|Faculty member from 1958 to 1972, she died of congestive heart failure on January 25, 1996. She was a founding member of Crawford, teaching English and counselling gifted students. After retirement she travleed extensively and, in 1988, moved to Casa de las Companas, a retirement community in Rancho Bernardo. She was 89.|
James T. Gibbs
Jessie N. Johnson
October 26, 1931 October 7, 2004
He was born in Orange, California and passed away in Alpine. He served in the Navy during the Korean War. Survivors include his wife Marlene; daughter, Jody Stratton and Wendy Wheeler; sisters Betty Flora and Carol Hendricks; brothers, Marvin Johnson and Bob Johnson, and four grandchildren. There were no services. Donations: Sharp Hospice, P. O. Box 3739, La Mesa, CA 91944.
Jesse was a teacher at Crawford when I was a student at Crawford and was still there when I returned as a teacher in 1984. He retired during the course of my ten years there.
Sgt. E. Kaltenbach
June 17, 1905 - August 11, 2001
April 22, 1918 - January 27, 2005
Originally from New Jersey Helen was the first of four siblings. She was the daughter of Hungarian immigrants Andrew Gaydos and Anna Kall. She eventually would work as a secretary for Trenton State Teachers College where she met her future husband Claude Fell Merzbacher. During 1942, while still a secretary at the teachers college, she temporarily worked as a newspaper model to support war fund raising efforts. She began attending Trenton State Teachers College at this time and received a B.A. degree in Commerce in 1944. She married Claude F. Merzbacher in 1945 in Pas-A-Grille Beach, Fla. During that busy year she commuted to Trenton from their residence in St. Petersburg, Fla., to complete her teacher training. They yearned for the drier climate of Southern Calif. and moved to Encinitas, Calif. in 1946. While working to support a family she would find herself as a single mother in the late 1960s. She would work and return home to be a parent each day. She persevered to raise her two sons who would eventually grow up and became educators in the San Diego area. In 1977, Helen was suddenly forced to retire with a debilitating stroke. Her sister Margaret Gaydos soon retired as an English teacher to give care and support for Helen. Although Helen could speak only a few words she survived, independently, for nearly 30 years, in her own home, eventually traveling accompanied by her sister to Budapest in 1980. She loved nature and gardening. She was a dog lover and could be seen daily, walking through the Allied Gardens neighborhoods, smiling and greeting others for 15 years with her dog Hemingway. Helen is succeeded by sister Irene Anderson and family of Princeton, NJ, brother Irving Gaydos and family of Pittsgrove, NJ, son Jeffrey Lee Merzbacher and family of Ramona, Calif., son James Merzbacher and wife Marlene of Spring Valley, Calif., two grandsons Sean and Chase of Carlsbad, Calif. A Ceremony and Burial at sea will take place February, 19, 2005 at 10 a.m. near Pt. Loma. Donations may be made to the American Stroke Association. Published in the San Diego Union-Tribune on 2/18/2005.
July 31, 1916-December 30, 2002
William T. Olive
Horace Mann Shop Teacher
J. William Rieker
Warren B. Rose
Wiley Freeman Shaver Jr.
October 19, 1915 - March 18, 2002
Mr. Shaver was born in Birmingham, Alabama and graduated from the University of Alabama in1933. He served in Europe during WWII, receiving the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He retired as a Lt. Colonel in 1962. Mr. Shaver taught at Crawford High School until 1977, receiving the Teacher of the Year Award in 1974
Passed away September 4, 2000
Frank P. Smith
Aug. 30, 1926-July 5, 2004
|Frank was born in San Diego and was a coach and district counselor for the San Diego Unified School District. He served in the Army during World War II. He was a member of Kappa Alpha Fraternity. Survivors include his wife, Frances|
Died December 9, 1997 at age 78
David Van Buskirk
|Marguerite Jeanette White, age 85, of Eau Claire, Wis. formerly of San Diego, Calif., passed away December 22, 2003. Marguerite was born January 12, 1918, in Eau Claire, Wis. She attended Eau Claire High School where she earned numerous athletic accommodations. After high school, Marguerite attended Eau Claire Teacher's College. In 1940, Marguerite graduated Eau Claire Teacher's College Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in secondary education. She had the highest scholastic record of her graduating class. After graduation, Marguerite taught for four years in the Eau Claire school district, and in 1944 she moved to San Diego, Calif., until returning to Wisconsin in 2000. In Marguerite's tenure with the San Diego School District, her love of education brought her to be a teacher and counselor at Dana Junior High, a Teacher Consultant for the San Diego Schools, a teacher and counselor at Crawford High School, a Vice Principal at Lewis Junior High and Clairemont High School, and the Principal at Dana Junior High until her retirement in 1982. Marguerite earned her Masters Degree while in San Diego.|
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