1960 Obituaries

Dale Adams

June 1, 1942 - February 27, 2022

Dale passed away from pneumonia, in Lake Havasu City Arizona.  He leaves his wife Ruby and his son Paul and daughter Renee.  He was a heavy equipment operator here and retired to Lake Havasu City -- Gary Morris ’61


Emily Adams Byerley

Emily died April 14, 2019

Denis Allen

November 25, 1942 - April 2, 1977

Patrolman Allen was shot and killed after he and his partner responded to a disturbance call. When they arrived they discovered a man was attempting to flood his apartment by clogging up the sinks and he was stabbing a block of ice with a knife. When the man saw the officers he advanced towards them with the knife, but dropped it when both officers drew their weapons. As Patrolman Allen approached the suspect he suddenly pulled out a concealed handgun and shot him in the chest. Both officers returned fire, killing the suspect. Patrolman Allen succumbed to his injuries within minutes. The suspect had been released from jail that morning after serving time for attempted murder of a police officer. Patrolman Allen had been with the agency for 11 years and is survived by his wife and three children.

Richard Allen
(No photo in yearbook)

Linda Allsbrook Slycord

January 11, 1943 - August 31, 2017

"She died peacefully in her sleep after a five-month battle with pancreatic cancer,” writes brother David Allsbrook.  “At 6' 1" Linda was the tallest female in her graduating class."


Joseph Ancona

September 12, 1941 – November 23, 2002

Allan Bailey

Allan passed away December 21, 2008

Ron Baldwin

November 25, 1942 - October 25, 2020

Donna Ballinger Saucedo

January 23, 1943 - February 20, 2001


Louise Barnes Slaughter

August 9, 1942 - September 13, 2005


Jeffrey Barrett

July 13, 1942 - April 20, 2022

Jeffrey Barrett ’60 died of cancer.   At his passing he was a resident of Payson, Arizona.  He was preceded in death by his sister Paula Jeanne Barrett Blakesley '61, Judy Barrett and brother in law Jerry Joe Hensley '61.   He is survived by his wife Beatrice Barton, sister Marcia Lynn Barrett Hensley ‘62, brother in-law Gifford Dorn “Corky” Blakesley '60 and a bazillion friends -- Bruce Cavallin ’59

Thomas Bay

July 1, 1942 - June 1992


Paul Becker
(No photo in yearbook)

July 3, 1942 - July 23, 2003


Brenda Beitner

March 28, 1943 - May 4, 1962

The Beitners lived next door to us on Hardy Avenue, on the south edge of SDSC. In the spring semester of 1962 I was a freshman at State. Brenda, a sophomore, was in a large Comparative Literature class with me, taught by Professor Frank Johnson (an excellent lecturer and genuine character). My sister, Margaret, '59 was in her third year at State. I well remember her piercing scream when she heard on the radio that Brenda had been killed. It was May 4, 1962. A friend of Brenda's had come by with a new (to him) Jaguar XK150 convertible and wanted to give her a ride. She didn't want to go -- she had an engagement a short while off, but agreed to a quick tour. The car flipped over on Mission Gorge Road and Brenda was killed instantly. He wasn't seriously injured. It was terribly sad to note Brenda's absence in class the next day. Brenda's mother, Frieda, never got over the loss -- it ruined her life. -- Bob Richardson '61

Jerry Bell

Pat Bell says her husband passed away April 25, 2017.  "Jerry enjoyed your newsletters," added Pat.

Loren Berg

March 21, 1942 – September 24, 2003

 David M. Blakemen

December 11, 1942 - June 11, 2003

Born in Vallejo CA, David later moved to San Diego, where he spent most of his youth. At age 17 he won first prize in a Merchant Marine essay contest earning a three-month Asian trip, which he chronicled in weekly articles written for the San Diego newspaper. David earned both undergraduate and graduate degrees in business at UCLA where in 1961 he met his future bride Vicki Lax. They first saw each other at a "get acquainted" dance and David said he knew immediately that Vicki was the woman he would marry. They wed June 9 1963. Though gravely ill David lived to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary. He suffered from acute myelogenous leukemia.

Ronald Bobbitt

November 4, 1942 - February 4, 2006

Ron was born in Herrin, IL and passed away at Chino Valley Medical Center of heart failure. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a truck driver for over 40 years, employed with Dirksen Transportation, Ron is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Cookie Bobbitt; his two children, Rodney Bobbitt and Kimberley Mihalovich and one grandchild, Megan.

Dominic Bonjorno

August 10, 1942 - December 1, 1994


Lynda Bowers Preece

August 22, 1942 - January 2, 2005

Robert Boyce

March 5, 1942 - September 1986

I talked with my friend, Kay Wylie ‘60, over the weekend of October 1, 2004. She confirmed what I had told you before. Robert Eugene Boyce ‘60, committed suicide several years ago. Kay is a friend of Gene's mother -- Marilyn Moellinger Lane '60


Dennis Bradley

July 12, 1942 - March 1985


George Brown

September 25, 1940 - November 9, 2012

Beloved Teacher Remembered 

George Brown, also known as “Mr. B” to many students at Jeabek Elementary School, passed away at his home in Ramona.  He was a San Diego native.  George was generous with his time and would do anything to help students, friends or the school.  He retired in June 2002 but continued to substitute and volunteer.  His retirement announcement in the SRCA Newsletter in June 2002 described him in this way:  "George Brown, known for wearing suspenders and classic shorts, was a fixture at Jerabek for 20 years.  He retires this month.  George was an exemplary and greatly admired teacher of advanced math, science, and other subjects for 5th and 6th graders.  He had an innovative approach to teaching and loved children. George is one of the faculty who has made Jerabek the envy of the district for its high academic achievements and number one status.  George has been seen frying eggs on the sidewalk and using potatoes as electricity sources, all to the enlightenment and pleasure of children learning science."

Larue Brown Kobrin

September 4, 1942 - September 22, 2014

LaRue went to San Diego State after graduation, received her doctorate in psychology at University of Colorado at Boulder, then taught at the College of the Redwoods for 30 years. She was a wonderful, very special being and I was blessed to have had her as a best friend, partner and adoring wife for 43 incredible years -- Frank Bender

A long-time resident of Fort Bragg perhaps best known for her many years as an instructor at the College of the Redwoods, LaRue was universally admired for her compassion and intelligence as she helped many persons with sound, practical advice on their personal difficulties. Married for many years to Fort Bragg fisherman, Frank Bender, LaRue died in her sleep at her home with Frank by her side -- The Mendocino County Today

George Buehler

August 29, 1942 - April 1984


George Bultez

My brother passed away January 29, 2010 of a massive heart attack. He and his wife were vacationing in South Africa. He was playing golf, and on the 18th hole, when he had his heart attack -- Alicia Bultez Mason ‘61

Carolyn Burrell Kaczmarczyk

February 5, 1942 - November 30, 2016

My sister Carolyn died of complications from pneumonia -- Nancy Burrell Williams '62

Judee Butzine Blohm

Judee died July 10, 2013. She was recovering at her home in Arlington, Virginia after a recent surgery, and was with her dogs and her garden, where she wanted to be. She was found by a neighbor. Judee was a warm and loving person, and a wonderful friend to many. She shared her home, her garden, her love of life, her commitment to making the world a better place with the people around her, and was an inspiration and a comfort to those who knew her. Her brother Stephen Butzine '65 preceded her in death on June 7, 1997.

Betsy Cairns Chamberlain

August 12, 1942 - August 14, 2006

George Cambetes

September 27, 1942 - February 8, 2011

My brother George died of a massive heart attack. After he graduated from Crawford, our family moved to La Mesa.  George moved to North Hollywood to pursue a career in the aerospace industry. When the space shuttle program came into being he transferred to Palmdale and became the Parts Procurement Officer and Public Speaker on the Space Shuttle program.  His last task before retiring was Project Manager on the hoist that lifted the space shuttle onto the back of the Boeing 747 that gave the shuttle a ride back to Florida when the shuttle was not able to land in Florida. I had a chance to "early" retire, so my dad and I moved to Cottonwood Arizona. After George  visited, he said it reminded him of Palmdale 30 years ago. He then sold his home and followed us to Arizona, which is where he was when he passed. George enjoyed golf and, in earlier years, loved to ride motorcycles. Gertrude was the name of his motorcycle. One summer, in his younger days, he took a month and just traveled the USA on Gertrude. He said the most awesome thing he had ever seen was waking up at the foot of Mt Rushmore and watching the sunrise, slowing unveiling the Presidents. It was dark when he had stopped for the night and had no idea that he was that close to Mt Rushmore -- Betty Knudsen (Grossmont High '68)

Colin Cameron


Douglas Casteel

October 4, 1941 - May 1, 1989

Charles Cattell

April 18, 1942 - November 25, 2016

A San Diego native, Charlie graduated from San Diego State University in the Navy ROTC program in 1965. He started his naval service with UDT Training Class 35 and deployed to Vietnam with Underwater Demolition Team 12. He completed his active duty as the Diving Officer at Basic Underwater Demolition School. After the military, Charlie owned a dairy farm, worked in defense contracting, and as a software engineer. Other endeavors included custom home building, real estate agent, and franchise ownership. Charlie was an avid outdoorsman. Throughout his life he loved to hike, rock climb, bike, surf, boogie board, participate in triathlons, kayak, canoe, and paddle with the Hanohano Outrigger Canoe Club. He also believed in giving of his time and services. He worked with Habitat for Humanity, volunteered at the Lakeside River Park Conservancy weekly for over 10 years, and cleaned up trash on Blossom Valley road for nearly 20 years as part of the Adopt-A-Road program. Charlie married Toni Dungey in 1967. They were successfully married for 46 years. After Toni passed, Charlie found the second love of his life, Gabrielle.

Ronald Coe

May 1, 1941 - March 23, 1997


Joanne Collura

Joanne passed away this past week after a brief illness. She lived in Lake Arrowhead and was my son's Godmother -- Sharon Jobb Reynolds '71 (January 12, 2014)

Paul Cox

September 8, 1942 - July 1970


Gordon Dawson

March 27, 1941 - April 17, 2020

Eugene Deputy
(No photo in yearbook)

September 12, 1942 - September 17, 1971


Susan DeSure

October 9, 1942 - June 18, 1977

My sister Susan DeSure (her married name was also DeSure) died of breast cancer. She was 34. She left behind a husband and two daughters -- Betsy DeSure Richter Baranov '63

Richard Dobkins

September 2, 1942 - October 28, 2017

After high school, Richard went on to college but had too much fun to study.  He joined the Navy in 1960, served and then was discharged in San Francisco at Treasure Island.  He met the love of his life. Patricia, in San Francisco and later married in San Diego in 1964.  Richard and Patricia moved to Chico for Richard to work at the Toyota Dealership.  Years later he retired after working for Corning Ford. Richard enjoyed golfing every day at Bidwell Golf Course, and then went to Quackers to play cribbage.


Toni Dungey Cattell

February 15, 1942 - August 10, 2013

My wife was a 1964 graduate of SDSU, where she earned a BA in liberal studies. Toni had an amazing smile and joy that she shared with everyone she knew. She would talk to anyone, share stories with strangers, and teach anyone who wanted to learn how to crochet or knit. She was a loving and supportive wife of 46 years who gave her life to raising her children and helping to raise her grandchildren. Toni loved to read and spend time with Siena, her granddaughter. She will be remembered for being so involved in her family’s lives. She was the best wife, mom, and grandma that anyone could ever ask for -- Charles Cattell ’60 (Toni was very pleased with your web page honoring other deceased Crawford classmates specifically her brother Rim Dungey who was killed in Vietnam)

I remember Chuck from school.  a really great guy.  I am sorry for his loss.  May Toni's memory be a blessing to her family -- Bob Schreibman '60

Lucille Esquibel Sandoval

August 28, 1941 - November 2, 2001

Lucille was born in Albuquerque, N.M., and was a homemaker. She was a member of the VFW, and Elks Lodge 2011, Chula Vista. Survivors include her companion Bill Allen; sons, Victor Sandoval of San Jose and Triney Sandoval of New York, NY; mother Tillie Equiebel, sister, Valarie Sandoval of Colorado; and one grandchild.

Kenneth Fall

January 27, 1942 - December 28, 1992

Ken was an accomplished pianist and organist. He played the organ for the Class of '60 Vespers Program, and he accompanied the Crawford High Choir for three years. I know he was also the organist for his church. Ken also had the male lead in the Senior Play and was on the Senior Council. His goal was to be a professional musician. I hope he realized his goals, because he was truly a very talented musician -- Diana Wilson Longacre ‘60


Adrian Fernandes

October 7, 1941 - January 7, 2015

Adrian passed away after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. He taught Graphic Arts and Photography at Clairemont High School from 1971-1984.

David Flesner

David's death was reported by the Crawford Foundation web site in July 2020 without any additional information. 

John Flinn

July 16, 1942 – July 2, 1969

Air Force Captain John Leroy Flinn was killed when his A-1 Skyraider
aircraft was shot down during an attack at Muon Soui, Laos.

Douglas A-1H "Skyraider"

John Never Come Back?

Richard S. Drury writes about his wartime room mate

Thoughts of Captain John Flinn on Memorial Day

Ron Jagodinski recalls ROTC at Crawford


Marcus Frye

September 24, 1942 - March 18, 2008

I stumbled upon your Obits page for Crawford alum and noticed my grandfather's charming senior photo. He died in of a sudden brain hemorrhage. He worked for almost twenty years as a marketing manager in the vinyl siding and window replacement industry. He was an avid reader of literature and philosophy. He is survived by his wife Betty, his daughter Ursula, and me, his grandson Douglas. I have attached a photo of him from the early '90s. Your maintenance of the site is thoughtful work and very appreciated by all Crawford folks I am sure -- Douglas Payne, September 25, 2015

Jerry Fort

January 3, 1943-July 9, 2003

Jerry died of a massive heart attack while coaching his 12-year old son's little league team.


Patricia Gambardella Offield

July 20. 1941 - October 18, 1988


Diane Gittings Presley

December 28, 1942 - July 14, 2009

Diane’s last residence was in Eagle, Idaho

Hilliard Hall
(No photo in yearbook)

January 20. 1942 - July 19, 1985


Dwain Hammitt

August 19, 1942 – December 12, 2005

Harold Harrison

Harold was a good friend of mine and died sometime in the early 1980s. He was in a logging accident in the late 1970s and kind of went into seclusion. I found out later that he developed leukemia and didn't want anybody to know and died in an Arizona hospital -- John Weeden '60

Marla Hartman
(No photo in yearbook)

September 8, 1942 - October 24, 1995


Katherine Herd

August 8, 1942 - January 25, 2012

Katherine passed away at Hemet Valley Medical Center. She was born in San Diego, and moved to San Jacinto 20 years ago. She worked as a registered nurse for 32 years. She enjoyed spending time with her family and decorating her home. She is survived by her wife of 37 years, Cheryl Utley, her mother Earla Herd, and sister Julie Herd Diaz ’65.

Katherine was head of the School of Nursing at Mira Costa College for 31 years -- Nancy Alumbaugh Bailey ’60


Ronald Hickey

May 31, 1942 - March 8, 2019

Ron joined the Navy after Crawford and served until 1967.  He then moved to Independence, MO and began working at Western Electric as an electrical engineer.  He continued to stay with them as they moved to AT&T and then Lucent technologies until his retirement in 2003.  Ron married the love of his life Linda on December 31, 1976, celebrating 42 amazing years together.   He is survived by his twin sisters from the Class of ’63, Jeanne Hickey Allen of Pahrump NV and Joan Hickey Stifle of Malibu CA.

Ron, Bill Killinger and I were The Three Musketeers.  I hadn’t spoken to him in several months -- Pat Chambers ’60

Bruce Hitch

January 21, 1943 – May 28, 1968

Bruce Hitch was also killed in an auto accident. I believe it was not long after graduation, but I'm not sure. He was the son of a well-known local politician, (Councilman Allen Hitch?) so that made the local news -- Katinea "Tena" Templeton Todd


Judy Inscore

September 19, 1942 - January 26, 1969

Judy Inscore died some time in the sixties. I heard indirectly that it was on a trip through the desert, that she was pregnant and had German measles and had pneumonia or a stroke -- Katinea "Tena" Templeton Todd

Jo Ann Jensen Martin

Jo Ann died on October 2, 2017 in El Cajon.  "I don't have any further details of her passing," says Jim Martin, her classmate and ex-husband.

Dorothy Johnson Vargas

Sorry to inform you of the passing of Dottie Johnson Vargas, who was a friend and fellow Song Leader, on July 25, 2019. She fought the cancer battle -- Ginny Sanderson Dahlen ’60

Carol Jones Bessette

April 8, 1942 - July 3, 1998

I was looking through the obits and found Carol Jones, '60. She died of cancer. She owned the bar Don's Place on Olde Highway 80 and Los Coches Rd. in Lakeside -- Pat Day Carnie, '61


James Jungblut

August 17, 1942 - April 5, 1963

James Jungblut died the year following graduation in a murder-suicide. He lived around the corner from me -- we both lived about a half block from Crawford High School on the west side of the school, but I didn't know him. His girlfriend, who was a Crawford student, broke up with him and on April 5, 1963 -- the day before Easter Vacation -- he waited for her on the east side of the high school as she was going to school one morning. He had a gun with him and shot and killed her on the sidewalk, then shot and killed himself. It was in all the newspapers and was very sensational and terribly shocking -- Katinea "Tena" Templeton Todd


Jerome Karp

June 21, 1942 - November 16, 2007

My husband passed away from complications of diabetes. He was a high school special education teacher for 33 years. He also coached basketball, baseball and softball. We were married for 39 years and have one son -- Anita Karp

Karen Keller

Karen was so sweet, soft-spoken and incredibly intelligent. The last time we talked, she was reading “The Rise and Fall of The Third Reich” – not an easy read – and certainly lengthy. Anyway, Karen was a terrific friend of both my mother and me. Karen died after diabetes-related surgery on her feet in the late 1960s. She is truly missed -- Susan Weetman Belair ‘68


Don Kerns
(No photo in annual)

November 24, 1942 - March 29, 2013

My brother passed away suddenly. He grew up in the Rolando area, attended Horace Mann and Crawford. Although Don didn’t graduate from Crawford all his friends did. The last twenty five years he lived and worked in Las Vegas as a Master Electrician. He retired after completion of the New terminal at the Las Vegas Air Port. Don never lost his love of cars and was passionate about his Mopars, building two award winning show cars. He started the Las Vegas Over The Hill Gang Car Club and was a regular at the local car shows. He loved Nascar and often attended the NHRA drag races in Pomona and Las Vegas. Don was a loving brother and will be missed by his family and friends --Bob Kerns ‘63

Thomas Kitchin, Jr

September 22, 1943 - March 13, 1970

I was wandering around the cemetery in Julian and accidentally came across Tom's grave. It was such a shock because we had been friends in high school. I called his father and found out that Tom had Hodgkin's Disease and died when he was 26 --Pat Day Carnie, '61


Donald Korsmo

September 21, 1942 - July 4, 2014

Donald graduated with honors from SDSU in 1972 and immediately left to work at the Olympics in Munich. This was one of the most meaningful memories in his life, and the continuation of his love of Germany, especially the baroque town of Fulda, where he spent three years in the Air Force as a young man and came to think of as a second home. His college sweetheart, Loretta Chavez, joined him in Fulda where they were married in 1978, and started a family. Upon his return to San Diego, he began Korsmo International, a European candy import company. Years later he expanded his business to include exporting American made skateboards. After years of retirement he became a part-time chauffeur which allowed him to work when he wanted, spend time driving in beautiful San Diego earning "beer money". His passions were healthcare; world politics; medieval European history; travel; and researching his Scandinavian heritage with friends and relatives here and in Norway and Sweden.

Rochelle Lesser Schultz

"Ricky" died of metastatic breast cancer -- Gail Bobrof Braverman '61

Ira Levine
(No photo in yearbook)

August 18, 1942 - December 3, 1991


Judy Leonard Kanne

January 4, 1943 - July 28, 2021

Health care journalist, nurse, beloved wife and mother, Judith Leah Leonard Kanne died of Lewy Body Dementia at her metro Atlanta home.  A daughter of Polish immigrants, Judi was born and raised in San Diego. She married Barry Kanne, in 1962, and they celebrated 59 years together on St. Patrick’s Day.  Barry’s career at Motorola took them around the country.  In 1970, they moved to the Chicago area, where they raised two daughters.  There, Judi enrolled at a community college where she received an associate degree in nursing, and then worked at hospitals around suburban Chicago.  In 1981, Judi and family moved to Dunwoody, outside Atlanta.  Still interested in furthering her education, Judi enrolled at Georgia State University and earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1992. She then focused on medical writing, working primarily for the CDC as a contracted communications specialist.


Nadyne Lieberman McDermott

December 17, 1942 - May 28, 2012

Nadyne died in Mission Viejo, California, surrounded by her husband Frank, children and sister Gloria Lieberman Spelber ’68. Confronted with pancreatic cancer in 2008, she made up her mind to fight as hard as she could until she could find a cure. Nadyne loved to travel and became a travel agent just to support her hobby. She always looked forward to sharing experiences with her best friend, partner in life, and true love, Frank. She would spend hours on the telephone planning trips for the family whether it was the annual trip to Hawaii, European vacations and cruises, trips to Israel or just a weekend get-away to Indian Wells.

Byron Lindsley, Jr.

August 24, 1942 - February 4, 2003


Thomas MacDowell

February 27, 1942 - June 16, 1970


Brian Maher

April 17, 1942 - February 19, 1978


Robert Malin

August 13, 1942 - January 26, 1967


Bill Martin

Bill passed away in his home November 29, 2007, after a long and brave battle with cancer. He was born in Philadelphia, PA and moved to the San Diego area in his teens. Bill attended San Diego City College, Grossmont College, and SDSU. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering Technology form Pacific Western University. In the 70s and 80s, Bill developed the Multi Helix spiral concentrator, a revolutionary method of gold extraction from placer ore. He went on to engineer and manufacture commercial gold recovery systems that were sold and operated worldwide. Bill is survived by his wife of 46 years, Cookie and sister Sam from California.

Carol McArthur McCollough

July 9, 1942 - March 15, 1998

Stephen McBroom

February 14, 1942 - January 22, 1974


Dwight Miller

July 3, 1942 – September 18, 2009

Dwight's family moved to San Diego from the Los Angeles area when he was a very young. Upon graduation from San Diego State he became a contract auditor for the federal government. He retired as a senior management position supervising government contract audits for the western United States. Dwight resided in the San Diego all of his adult life and lived in University Heights, at the same address, for the past thirty years. His passing was due to complications from pneumonia

Richard Miller

Darwin Montaldo

Crawford's first foreign exchange student, Darwin died in Montevideo, Uruguay on August 23, 2016 of lung cancer.  He is survived by his wife, Silvia Iglesias, his children, Daniel, Laura, and Verónica, and his siblings, Siboney and Dante.  ASB President Ernie Griffin and his family were Darwin’s host family.  Ernie and I were told of Darwin's death by his daughter, Laura, having found emails exchanged between us and her father.  My parents, sister Margaret '59, her close friend Carol Drogin '59, and I visited the Montaldo family in the summer of 1960, having a wonderful dinner at their suburban home in Montevideo -- Bob Richardson ’61


John Montejano

July 8, 1942 - May 4, 2007

John was born in California and was a sales manager in wholesale textiles. He is survived by brothers Bill '62 and Mike '66, sister Olga Nolan '69, mother Roxana, three children and seven grandchildren.

Gary Murray
(No photo in yearbook)

September 14, 1941 - August 1, 2012

Gary received an Associated Arts degree in Construction Management from Grossmont College. Passionate about building, he owned a development business with his brothers in the San Diego area for over twenty years. He and his wife Carol owned two successful Jack-in-the-Box franchises in the Pacific Beach area and Gary also served as a Senior Commercial Building Inspector for ten years for Clark County, Nevada. Gary's diverse hobbies included the ownership of thoroughbred racehorses, gold panning, travel, flying remote control airplanes, water and snow skiing.

Paul Olivier, Jr
(No photo in yearbook)

November 21, 1942 - January 14, 2005

Paul passed away of a sudden heart attack. A "Navy brat", he attended many schools during his youth. He attended Crawford the last six months of his Senior Year and did not have his photo in the annual. A teacher for 35 years, he was a resident of Placentia, California at the time of his death.


Richard Owens

Date of death August 4, 1995 -- Vicki Owens

Frank Poma

July 13, 1942 - October 24, 1989


Joe Randazzo

Joe died of a heart attack at his home in Pacific Beach on Sunday, March 27, 2011

Read the August 19, 2010 Beach & Bay Press article about Joe

Look at photos of Joe's Chevron Service Station

Terry Raymond Hanson

Terry passed away December 18, 2018.  She was a resident of Cambria, California.  She is survived by, among others, siblings Ken Raymond, Mike Raymond ’70, and Lynn Raymond Waugh.

Marlene Reeder Thorne

I regret to inform all the San Diego friends of the passing of Marlene Reeder Thorne on May 7, 2013, after a battle with cancer. She was a loving and close friend to Sandy Sinyard Keller, also of Class of '60, who passed away in 2009. Marlene is survived by her husband Ron and their three daughters -- Susan, Rhonda, and Laurie. I'm sorry for the loss of my good friend and your classmate. She will be missed -- Jim Keller  (Sandy Sinyard's husband)

Douglas Robie

January 16, 1943 - July 14, 2000


Heidi Roers Lombardo

November 6, 1942 - December 19, 2005

Heidi married Jared T. Lombardo on July 2, 1960, in San Diego. Heidi and Jerry, along with their two children, Nancy and Tim, moved to Glenwood Springs, Colorado in December of 1977. They founded the Roaring Fork Waterbeds business, which is now known as Roaring Fork Furniture.

Monty Rosen Newcum

February 7, 1942 – October 16, 2009

Monty passed away in New Albany, Ohio after a lengthy illness. She was preceded in death by her brother Ron and is survived by her twin sister Penny Rosen Van Overbeek.

Andrew Roskos, Jr.

August 17, 1943 - September 4, 1966

Born in Cleveland, Drew was one of San Diego’s first to be described as gifted. He zipped through Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was to start his third year at Western Reserve Medical School in Cleveland the day after his funeral. He had become engaged on August 14, 1966 and planned to marry in November.  He had taken his fiancé home to meet his parents for the first time.  They were returning to school when their car was hit by a drunk driver on U. S. 6-24, a Colorado Highway, near Rifle -- Dawna Westbrook


Edward Owen “Ed” St. John

January 31, 1941 - January 22, 2018

Ed passed of complications from lung cancer and COPD. He spent most of his working career in the optical industry, last employed by Hoya Vision Care. He had a love for the desert and ocean, living in Mission Beach for the last 30 years, and spending many weekends in the desert or jeeping. He was also a proud member of OMBAC.  Ed loved life, was loved by countless friends and family and will be very greatly missed.

William Salle

January 17, 1942 - July 20, 1995

Loran "Joe" Schreiner

October 1, 1942 — June 14, 2014

Joe joined the Air Force after high school, then attended San Bernardino Valley College and UC Davis, graduating in 1972. Unable to find a teaching job, he joined the Yolo County Sheriff’s Department, where he served until 1986. Having established himself as a premier athlete during his stints in the US Air Force and college, his athletic prowess continued as a Yolo County Sheriff’s Deputy. Joe gold-medaled in five events — 5-mile run, springboard diving (1 and 3-meter), boxing and spearfishing — at the 1981 California Police Olympics. He earned more than 20 medals in a five-year span, and was dubbed the “Bionic Man of Yolo County.” After retiring from law enforcement, Joe pursued his passion for the sea and started a successful venture with a crew and fleet of boats, harvesting exotic seafoods exported to Japan and abroad. After retiring from this endeavor, he never ceased to be enamored with the sea and continued skin diving for pleasure.

Myra Segal

October 24, 1942 -- July 12, 2013

Myra passed away peacefully of complications from pneumonia. I visited her several times during the weeks she was hospitalized before she died. She was alert and always seemed to enjoy our visits, even on the day before she died. Myra retained her sense of humor to the end, and in particular enjoyed hearing about the antics of my three-year old grandson whom she adored. Upon graduation from SDSU, Myra became a stockbroker. She began working in Los Angeles at Smith Barney in the mid 1960s. Myra challenged a male-dominated industry to become a respected professional in her field, and proficient in many areas of finance. To satisfy her spirit of adventure Myra lived and worked in both New York City and San Francisco during her career. Myra loved to collect art, and had a collection of antique Japanese woodcuts as well as paintings of clowns, of which she was particularly fond. During her later years Myra was very active at the Culver City Senior Center where she participated in a variety of activities. You would usually find her dancing at the Center on Saturday afternoons. Those of us who knew and cared about her will miss Myra’s presence -- Kathy Tonsky Clyman ’60

Buddy Sharp

January 23, 1942 -- September 15, 2014

Buddy was born in San Diego, and died at his home in Hermiston, Oregon. He was a retired aircraft mechanic for PSA and, later, US Air.

Thomas Sheehan

November 23, 1942 - October 13, 1978

Tom was my neighbor and died in a car accident (I think in Kansas) -- Marilyn Moellinger Lane


Judith Sinclair Dabbs Owens

February 13, 1943 - April 12, 2010

Judy obtained her BA at SDSU and was an educator in Poway for 25+ years. She was a talented opera singer, generous friend, loyal mother, and the best grandmother ever. During the last years of her life, she lived in Ashland, Oregon, with her daughter and grandson. Judy died in her sleep on a beautiful spring day and will be forever missed, always loved.

Sandra Sinyard Keller

February 13, 1942 - April 7, 2009

A resident of Hermosa Beach, CA, Sandra passed away at the age of 67. She worked thirteen years as a flight attendant for American Airlines and was an active member of the Kiwis, a service group of former flight attendants. Sandy was a co-founder of the local chapter of the Compassionate Friends, where she helped parents who have lost children. Two recipients have been found to receive kidney and liver donations. Even in death, Sandy lovingly gave life to others. Sandy is survived by her loving husband Jim Keller, her daughter Kara Lyn Keller, and her brother Mike Sinyard.

Charles "Lance" Smith

October 1, 1942 – June 23, 2005

My brother passed away in La Mesa, California from a very brief bout with lung cancer. Lance attended Darnall Elementary School, Horace Mann Junior High and one year at Crawford, before the family relocated in the Mount Miguel School District, where he graduated in 1960.
Lance loved to collect classic cars and his favorites were his 1965 Mustang hot rod and his Model A. He was employed by the United States Navy at North Island as an Environmental Engineer. Lance is survived by his brothers Bob, Tom, and John. He was the big brother every kid brother could ask for, always there to talk to and help out. We all miss him very much --
Bob Smith '62

Judith Smith Cagle

April 24, 1942 - December 10, 2009

Judie Cagle passed away after a long illness at home in Aurora, Colorado. After completing studies, Judie joined the travel industry, working for the airlines for more than 30 years. Judie enjoyed taking her close friends and family on many exciting trips abroad.


Robert R. Smith

October 16, 1942 - February 5, 2020

Born at North Island, Bob graduated from Crawford, went on to SDSU and graduated in 1970 from UCSD with a PhD in Math.  He spent his entire career at the Navy Lab at Point Loma, at first doing math modeling, then moving on to something he loved more: managing the building of --and taking to sea -- towed array sonar surveillance systems.  A hunter most of his life, after retiring in 1995, he took up bird hunting and acquired the first of his four beloved hunting dogs.

Mary Souza Wiza

May 9, 1942 - March 16, 1994


Gary Tillinghast

March 10, 1942 – June 11, 2006


Michael Tucker

July 10, 1942 - December 20, 2021

Mike has lost his long and hard-fought battle with lung cancer.  In lieu of flowers, spend extra time with your family or take a bike ride in his memory.  “The time is never right. The heart is never ready.”


Norman Urquhart

April 19, 1942 - July 8, 2021

Norm and his brother were early members of the Prowlers car club, and Norm‘s green pick up truck was featured in one of the Crawford newspapers. He and Bob owned Urquhart Brothers Motorcycle Repair in El Cajon.  After their shop was sold, he went into landscaping.  He lived off Winter Gardens Boulevard in Lakeside -- Gary Morris ’61

Art Vetter

My friend of over 53 years passed away at his home
in Rancho Bernardo on July 31, 2009 -- Mel Brav

Helen Wallace Berger

April 23, 1942 - September 11, 1990


John Wallen

June 27, 1943 - May 8, 2008

My brother passed away after a two-year bout with cancer. The Saturday before he died his wife rented a large limousine and eleven of us spent the day touring some of his favorite places. We told “John Stories” -- of which there are many -- laughed, listened and sang to his favorite music, and watched the sun set over the Pacific Ocean north of Santa Barbara. He was not in communication with us during his last three days, but we stayed with him in the family room around the clock. He died there at 7:20 PM with all of us in attendance -- JoAnne Wallen ‘64

Sharon Weissmann

May 22, 1942 - May 27, 2007

This past year I met Sharon at a nursing home in La Mesa where I am the Food Service Supervisor. Sharon died a few months ago. She was a patient for a few years at my facility and I enjoyed knowing her. During her time with us I found we had graduated from the same high school a few years apart. Her family cared about her very much and watched over her during her illness. Her brother Mark was a ’69 graduate of Crawford -- Judy Hughes Ely ’62

Marian Wilkerson Vertrees

September 6, 1943 - December 3, 1999

Marian died after a five-year long battle with kidney cancer. She lived in North County for 16 years. She was a public school educator for 31 years, serving as a counselor for the Vista Unified School District for the past 16 years. She is survived by her sister Patsi Wilkerson Krakoff '61. We had the privilege of having Marian live with us during the last four years of her life, off and on. When she wasn't at the UCLA for treatments for her kidney cancer. She was a blessing to all who knew her. Her counseling work with teenagers was remarkable. Her love for her sons was so admirable. She was a joy to all who knew her..-- Kay Ross Slater, Marian's classmate, neighbor and friend of 45 years

Roberta Williksen Carlton

September 11, 1942 – April 11, 2016

Roberta spent her early years after high school zipping around in her convertible Austin Healy and working as an executive assistant at the Globe Theater in San Diego-all while taking care of her young son and waiting for her loving husband to return home from the Army. She became a self-taught legal assistant for 15 years, and then reinvented herself at 40 by getting her real estate license and becoming recognized as one of the best still today. Always up for an adventure, she moved multiple times across many states including California, North Carolina, Colorado, and Texas. She had an indomitable spirit and approached every day with a renewed energy-nothing could stop her, not even breast cancer for which she continued to survive for over 16 years.

Diana Wilson Longacre

It is with great sadness that I inform you that our classmate and one of my closest friends left us on February 2nd in Clear Lake Calif -- Susan Stauffer Davenport


Donna Wykle Woelfle

March 10, 1941 - August 4, 2018

Wayne Zykwa

July 11, 1942 – November 21, 2008

(Thanks to Mary Gale Rogers '67 for many of the above dates)



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