1962 Obituaries



Bill Adragna

Larry Wahlgren thinks Bill died in 2020

John Allison

February 24, 1944 - December 7, 2007

John Allison was playing golf in Arizona with Duane Farrar, Dave Bruen and I. John, Tom Whelan and I were in a golf cart together when John had a heart attack. Though I administered CPR and paramedics arrived within 10 minutes, John passed away just before 3:00 on December 7, 2007. Holding vigil at the Paradise Valley Hospital were Fox, Bruen, Farrar, Whelan, Jim Rupe, Larry Dubbs, Bill Rainey and Ronnie Newport. We were all in Phoenix for Larry Dubbs’ annual Alzheimer benefit golf event. We all loved John and will miss him terribly -- Ron Fox

Cathy Angelo

November 4, 1944 – January 14, 2012

Cathy was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer in May, 2011.  She underwent chemotherapy. which prolonged her life.  Her friends stepped up to help her until hospice was brought in near the end.  Cathy enjoyed watching old movies and gambling at the Indian casinos.  Her main concern was her two kitties, Abby and Mimi who now have a new home with four young men who love cats.  Cathy died very peacefully in her home with her friends and kitties at her side.  She very generously left her estate to children and animal organizations.  She is survived by her brother Paul -- Nancy Lakdawala, Neighbor

Ralph Arruda Jr

October 29, 1943 – March 20, 2006

My brother Ralph died of heart trouble and lung cancer. He will be greatly missed and is buried in Jefferson, Georgia with his sister, mother and father. If you want to talk about Ralph please look me up on Facebook -- Patsy Arruda Thorne '66


Julia “Judy” Bayles Schumann

May 12, 1944 - June 18, 2021

Born and raised in Maryland, Judy moved to San Diego her Senior Year to help with the poor health of her father.  She loved music and dancing even though she lost most of her hearing in her teens. She won a dance contest with brother Ernest Bayles Jr. in high school.  After high school, she was a medical assistant in a general medicine office.  She entered Mercy Hospital Nursing training but suspended training in her second year to marry Richard Schumann. She eventually received her LVN degree at City College and was valedictorian of her nursing class.  She continued her education, receiving her Bachelor's degree in Nursing from California State Dominguez Hills.  She worked for Kaiser Permanente Medical in the OB/Gyn-Infertility Division. She did this faithfully and with excellence for 35 years before retiring to spend her golden years with husband.

Eddie Basko

Februay 2, 1945 - February 14, 2018

Eddie died of medical complications in Redlands, California.

Karen Belling Harris

June 21, 1944 – January 1982


Terrence Bellville

March 29, 1944 - December 22, 2015

Terry passed peacefully at home in Green Valley, Ariz. He was born on a bus while his family was moving from Texas to Iowa, setting him on the road to travel. He became a world traveler.
His husband of 10 years, David Carter, was bedside when Terry drew his last breath, along with their dog, Ellie. Terry served his country in the Navy as a gunner in the Me Kong Delta, where he was exposed to Agent Orange. An avid reader, he always had a book nearby. He was a volunteer at the Green Valley Annex Book Store, which he enjoyed greatly. After college, Terry became a buyer of medical equipment, traveling to the Philippines. His favorite position was with Mercy Hospital as Delivery Room Triage in San Diego. A proud gay man, he co-founded "Gay Fathers of San Diego" in the early '70s. Terry moved from his childhood home of San Diego to Tucson in 2002 where he met David. Terry's infectious smile and delightful sense of humor will be missed by all who knew and loved him. He was an awesome man!

Joel Bercuson

July 11, 1944 - November 13, 2017

Joel passed away of heart disease while living in Solana Beach on September 13, 2017.   He is survived by sister Marsha Bercuson '64 and brother Alan ’73. 

Bob Berry

June 24, 1944 – March 24, 2010

Bob was born in Akron, Ohio and moved to San Diego in 1956. After graduation he went to work with his father at Berry Auto Wrecking. In 1965, he joined the Army National Guard and remained in the Guard for six years. He returned to Berry Auto Wrecking until 1984. He then worked for West's Auto Wrecking and Street and Son's Auto Wrecking. If you needed a part no one could find, everyone knew you just needed to call Bob as he had contacts all up and down the State. Bob was a member of the Chief's Car Club of San Diego. . Bob is survived by his wife and best friend Sue.

Donna Bertel Dunteman

June 5, 1944 – January 19, 1995

Clipping courtesy of Diana Christenson Hill '63

Dennis Bowman

May 14, 1944 - September 7, 2016

My brother went to see about a knee and hip replacement and learned that he had Lou Gehrig’s Disease. He was told that he had two years to live. His body broke down and he was overwhelmed. He passed away with his wife Jayne and family by his side. His happiest memories at Crawford were of wrestling victories for his school and Coach Frank Smith -- Vern Bowman ’60.

Wayne Brickey

January 19, 1945 - April 10, 2017

Wayne passed away in Orem, Utah. He fought a lengthy battle with cancer after being diagnosed in 2011. Wayne was a noted teacher, author, and speaker on religious topics, and a tour guide to sites in America and the Middle East. He received a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from BYU. His hobbies included weight-lifting and motorcycling. He is survived by his brother, James '66, as well as his wife Joanne and their 12 children and their 46 grand-children.

Alan Brown

November 11, 1943 - July 23, 1970


Don Burlison

April 5, 1944 – May 9, 1965

Died in auto accident in near Vandenburg AFB

Charles “Chuck” Byrne

May 14, 1944 - September 18, 2019

Chuck passed away at his home in Carson City, NV.  Charlie, later known as Chuck, was born in San Diego and attended San Diego State’s Campus Lab School, Jackson Elementary, Horace Mann and Crawford.  He attended the University of Arizona for a year, married, then finished at San Diego State with a degree in Finance.  He worked for several corporations in the San Diego area in finance and accounting before moving to the Silicon Valley area for a number of years.  He then transferred to Carson City, NV in the 1990s where he was CFO, then President and CEO of Hytek Microsystems, Inc. before his retirement.  In his later years, he loved golf, fishing and chilling out at the family cottage on the rocky coast in the Redwoods north of Trinidad, CA.  Chuck is survived by his son Quentin and daughter Christine, both in Nevada, and his brother Mike ’64, of Hudson, MA.

Billie Jean Cameron Cook

July 4, 1944 – March 3, 2006

Billie died of cancer. She was diagnosed at the end of January 2006 and died in the first week of March. We had just come back from a Mexican Riviera Cruise when she was taken ill on the last couple days of the cruise. She is survived by her husband, Handley Cook, her three children, Chris, Melissa and John as well as one grandchild Courteney Anne. We all miss her terribly! Life is just not the same without her spirit and pure joy of life -- Wanda Cameron ‘61

Linda Carter Mattson

February 9, 1945 - January 1985

Linda died of ideopathic pulmonary fibrosis (lung scarring) while waiting for a heart-lung transplant at University of Pittsburgh

Richard Christensen

Richard passed away February 15, 2018. He was a great friend and brother. I will miss him -- Keith Christensen ’69


Dianne Clasen Huckaby

February 7, 1945 - September 5, 2017

Formerly of Boston, MA and Glen, NH, Dianne passed away peacefully at her home in Suntree, FL.  Born in San Diego she later moved to Houston, TX with her husband, John and two young sons, where she began a long and successful career in sales, first with IBM and later with Control Data Corp. In 1979, Dianne was promoted to Regional Sales Manager for the Northeast with Control Data, becoming one of the first female senior sales managers in the country in the high tech industry.  Always looking to improve herself and advance her career, she obtained her MBA from Simmons College in Boston in 1993. Afterwards, she switched careers, becoming a Vice President at two different research facilities in Boston. She met the love of her life, Joe, while working at the Schepens Eye Research Institute. They spent 21 wonderful years together, the last 9 years in marriage.  Dianne relocated to Florida in 2009 with Joe and continued to work as a consultant in the medical research field. She retired in 2012 and became an avid golfer.


Carol Copeland Fishell Marotta

January 29, 1945 – May 10, 2009

My Mom passed away from liver and kidney failure
along with complications due to cancer
– Mike Fishell

Duane Cowell

June 17, 1943 – April 15, 1997


Judy Cripe Asay

June 16, 1944 - August 13, 2012


Gussie Crowe Thornton

August 12, 1944 - January 24, 2019

Gussie passed away at her home in Rogers, Arkansas.  She is survived by her sister, Peggy Crowe Castagna '73, and was preceded in death by her brother Guy '71 and sister Deva '66

I always enjoyed Gussie.  We even met up a few years ago in Arkansas  when I had invited her to join me at an  annual event I  attended over there.   Rest in peace dear Gussie -- Londa Galley Warren ’62

Gussie was a dear friend with a great sense of humor.  We had stayed in contact through the years and I knew about her health issues and when I didn't hear from her at Christmas, I kind of through something was wrong.  I will never forget her smile and her love for her family and friends.  Rest in peace dear lady.  You will be missed....love you always -- Donna Ellen Johnson ’62

Both Ron & Heather Meyer Jagodinski of the Crawford Class of 1962 knew Gussie as far back as the elementary grades at John Muir School near 68th street which served the College and Rolando areas of San Diego.  We had a chance to talk to our friend Gussie at the '62 fifty-year reunion gathering.  A rather unusual person being that she was a friend to all ---and we are sure that her goodness will shine on. 

I was saddened to see that Gussie had passed away.  I also went to school with Gussie at John Muir Elementary and Horace Mann Junior High.  I have great memories of her sense of humor and fun we had--especially in junior high.....I remember blowing up a pumpkin one Halloween with a cherry bomb and Gussie's love of cherry pie!  Susie Acord Thomas, Gussie and I shared some fun times
-- Pamela Ruth Woodberry

Jean Dake Marrero

March 6, 1943 - July 13, 1977

Glen Dobyns

March 1, 1945 - September 23, 2001

Glenn was born in San Diego. Survivors include his
mother Lora Dobyns and sister, Patricia A. Hamilton.

Jerome “Jerry” Drilling

September 4, 1944 - April 15, 2015

Fire Captain Jerry Drilling answered his last alarm on April 15, 2015 in Nevada, MO. Jerry was born in Deadwood, South Dakota. After his father returned from WWII, the family moved back to San Diego where his father had a job with the San Diego Fire Department before WWII. While at Crawford, he was a member of the ROTC program where he attained the highest rank possible as a Lieutenant Colonel. Jerry joined the California National Guard and attended San Diego City College where he received a degree in Fire Science. He followed in his father’s footsteps by joining the San Diego Fire Department in 1969 as a Fireman 4th Class. He was promoted to engineer in July 1981 and to captain in January 1989. He always enjoyed telling the story about the time he worked in Fire Prevention/Investigation and his father, Jerome, was the assistant chief of that unit. Around 1974 firemen in Ocean Beach were complaining about cars parked in the alleys denying access to the fire trucks during emergencies. Jerry and his father went out one Sunday morning and located several vehicles parked and blocking the alleys. During one incident, Jerry called for a tow truck. The owner came out and was upset his car was being towed. He asked Jerry his name because he was going to file a complaint. Jerry said “Drilling.” The owner wanted to speak to his supervisor so his father, Assistant Chief Drilling, responded. After Chief Drilling told him his car was going to be towed, he wanted his name too. The chief said “Drilling.” The car owner became upset, thought they were lying about their names and called the police department. Jerry’s brother Greg, who was a police officer and working in the area, responded to the radio call. When Greg arrived and told him his car was illegally parked and was going to be towed, he wanted to know his name for a complaint. Greg said “Drilling.” The owner got a weird look on his face, threw up his arms and went back inside his residence. In 1989, the fire department published a book commemorating the hundred year anniversary of the department. Jerry volunteered to write the history of the department for the publication. It took him a year to research and write the history on his own time and when it was completed, he received accolades from the department for the thoroughness and completeness of his writings. He received a commendation from the chief. In 1990, Jerry was seriously injured in a car accident while responding to an emergency by a car that failed to yield to the fire truck. He medically retired in 1991 with a disability. He moved his family to El Dorado Springs, MO. Where he lived until his death.

Larry Dubbs

April 3, 1944 – July 11, 2008

A resident of Glendale, Arizona, Larry passed away due to complications from brain cancer. He was born in San Diego, CA to James and Frances Dubbs. A seventh generation Californian, he moved to Arizona 21 years ago. Larry graduated from Crawford High School in San Diego, where he was an all-star defensive end on his championship football team and also played basketball and baseball. He attended San Diego State University where he played football and was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. Larry, who settled in his adopted state in 1987, had sponsored a golf tournament benefiting the Alzheimer's Association in honor of his mother who died from the disease. He is survived by his wife Lynda, daughter Dayna Dubbs, stepson Matt Mulzet, sister Marlene Sterling (Forrest), brother James Dubbs (Laura), and half sister Elinor Newman (Harry).

Larry Dubbs, Jim Rupe, and Tom Whelan

Remembering Larry Dubbs

by Ron Fox '62

Steve Eddy

June 27, 1944 – November 27, 1998

Steve died of a heart attack on his wife Jeanne's birthday. The Eddys had moved to Fresno, California in 1982 to be closer to his wife's parents. Steve, in an attempt to curb a smoking habit that had begun in high school, went on "the patch". Four days later he died of a heart attack. He is survived by daughter Laura, son John, and wife Jeannie (Hoover '63).

Cheryl Lynn Elliott Townsend

August 28, 1944 - September 18, 2015

Known to family as Cheryl, she was perhaps best known to a wide network of lifelong friends as Lynn. She was the daughter of National League MVP, Bob Elliot, and Iva R. Elliott. She married John Townsend in 1962, and took over the management of The Chicken Pie Shop after John died in 2011. Lynn was the center of strong circle of friends, some formed and maintained from grammar school, but especially from her time at Crawford. Lynn is survived by her sons Bob Townsend and Chris Townsend. Bob is golf professional at the Riverwalk Performance Center and is married to Lisa Townsend. They have two children, Jack and Dylan. Chris is a sports radio host and TV host in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Cecil Engel

December 1, 1943 - January 15, 1996


John Floodberg

June 20, 1944 – March 30, 2022

Born in Oneida, New York, John moved with his mother to Chula Vista at the age of four.  He was a San Diego resident the remainder of his life.  John began undergraduate classes at Mesa College soon after graduation. He joined the National Guard and married his first wife, Judy Thomas, in 1965.  Between 1965 and 1972, John worked as a draftsman for several architectural firms. The first blueprints John put his architectural stamp on were for the Grove Gallery at the UCSD Crafts Center, built in 1982.  It was a collaboration between John and his childhood friend, Ron Carlson ’62, the Center's Director.  John and his current wife, Nancy Dickinson Floodberg, met in 1971 when he volunteered to bring the San Diego Mental Health Association's halfway house up to code; Nancy was the Director of the halfway house. They wed two years later and moved to a home in Pt. Loma – the home he lovingly remodeled over the years and where Nancy, their eldest daughter and her family still reside. In 2005 he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. As with any challenge he faced, he met this diagnosis with grace and determination. He was preceded in death by his brother Ron Robson ’71

Mary Fraine Ireland

August 14, 1944 - October 12, 2007

Mary graduated from San Diego State and worked for Scripps Clinic for more than a decade, as well as Fraine, Inc., a real estate holdling company. She supported many cat refuges with both time and money. She is survived by James Whitten, an uncle in Texas.

Bob Frye

October 15, 1944 – July 12, 2006

Bob has been like a brother to me for 53 years. He fought diabetes all his life -- Bob Harrison '62

The only thing that we know for certain is that we will meet somewhere for pizza and beverages after the service. We are looking for someplace fairly central like Mission Valley. If you have any suggestions please let me know and we will take them under consideration. We are planning on making the service and the meal afterward a CELEBRATION of Bob's life. I know that there is not one of us that can say that he didn't not only put a smile on our face but would actually make us laugh out loud often. He should be remembered for that. Again, I thank you for all your prayers and good thoughts. I know it made it a lot easier not only for me but for Bob, too -- Phil Frye ‘69


Ed Gabrielson

July 29, 1944 - September 18, 2021

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JoAnn Gardo Olney

JoAnn loved gardening, bird watching and the sunshine, mystery, crime solving novels and movies and anything John Wayne and America, and most of all her family. She had an amazing passion for the things she loved as well as the things she didn't. She was never afraid to speak her mind. JoAnn lived her life on her own terms and passed the same way. Her spirit, passion and fiery personality have left a permanent imprint on all of our lives and she will be greatly missed. She leaves behind a strong, loving family; daughter, Laura; sons, Chris and Brian; sisters, Patricia and Susan; daughters-in- law, Leah and Brenda; son-in- law, Brent; brothers-in-law, Tom and James; nephews, Tom and Sean; grandchildren; Brad, Dana, Dustin and Alyssa; great- grandchild, Brayden and the "apple of her eye", granddaughter, Allyson Marie. We love you!

Rona Goldfarb

October 1, 1944 - April 23, 2016

Rona passed away in Los Angeles from a form of leukemia. She had a passion for life and spent the last seven years holding on to it with a great spirit and determination.  Rona was a creative soul.  She had a gift for language and music which she brought together in her songs for children.  Each song communicated in a most enticing way the values that Rona embraced fervently – that we must honor and appreciate one another, that we must care for our precious earth, that we must let go and grow up, that we must strive most of all for peace on earth and good will to all.  Her greeting cards expressed her wicked humor with both visual and written puns based on food and drink.  Rona refused to be discouraged and in even at the very end of her life, she was optimistic that “Clarence, The Candy Cane Unicorn” would find its place with children all over the world. She leaves behind her brother, Neil, and her very dear friends who will continue to hold close the memories of a vibrant, athletic, talented, compassionate and very funny Rona -- Andrea Masimow


Robert Harrison

May 30, 1944 – June 9, 2021

Bob served a four-year term in the Air Force after high school, then worked in construction and with mechanical and electrical equipment. He married for a short time in the early 1970s and had two daughters. In July of 1979 he married the love of his life Sharyl, and became the instant father of four children.  Bob loved working on his classic cars, piddling in his shop, fixing up the house, fishing and boating on the Colorado River. His positive outlook and one-of-a-kind humor will surely be missed by all who treasured him.  He is survived by, among others, his sister Sandra Harrison Barlau ’60

Sandra Hayes


Cheryl Heathman Buck

October 19, 1944 - March 17, 2005

A San Diego native, Cheryl married Richard Buck in Las Vegas in 1966 and lived in Kirkland, WA for 32 years. She was active in PTA, Red Cross and was a Brownies troop leader. She also enjoyed painting, skiing, scuba diving, traveling and decorating.


Robert Helmquist

January 14, 1944 - January 10, 2005

Bob was born in Minnesota and was the owner of a car dealership. He served in the Army during the Vietnam War. Survivors include his companion, Remedios Morrey; stepdaughter, Desserie Morrey; and stepson, Donald Morrey. No services were planned. Private interment was planned.

Carol Lee Hoessle

May 25, 1944 - September 27, 2008


Vicki Holeman Sawders

November 18, 1944 - July 25, 2022

Vicki Sawders died suddenly at her home in Los Lunas, New Mexico, with her husband William and son Jon at her side.   Although she had very few early symptoms, she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer shortly before her death.   After graduation Vicki obtained her A.S. degree in dental assisting.   She and her family moved to Bend, Oregon in 1975.  Her husband William, known as “Bill Jay” at KOGO radio, took the job as Operations Manager at KBND in Bend. Vicki worked in the medical field for nearly thirty years.   She and her husband retired in 2006 and moved to La Pine, Oregon. When her husband’s back went out from shoveling snow, the couple moved to sunny and warmer Los Lunas, New Mexico in 2017. 

Lynn Ipsen

August 5, 1944 - December 30, 2012

Lynn passed away at home in Bishop, California following a battle with cancer. Earlier in 2012, he wrote about his life. “In 1959 the family moved to San Diego, where I finished up high school. My parents bought a fresh juice company and I worked with them to make the business survive. Pay was room and board at home, plus a very small salary. The salary, however, turned out to be easy to save, because of working six days per week and long hours.” The business moved to Monrovia, where Lynn lived. Lynn worked many successful years in the family business. He met “the love of his life, Bonnie” and married March 30, 1996. Lynn chose to spend his retirement years in Bishop. He is survived by his wife Bonnie, brother Kemp ’66, sister Mignon Lingwall ’64, and many loving relatives.

Sylvia Jangard Andersen

March 29, 1945 – August 12, 2009

My sister died unexpectedly from an abdominal aneurism. She is survived by her husband Dennis Andersen and daughter Lindsay Arehart -- Shirley Jangard Karrel '73

Barbara Jensen

April 1, 1944 - September 9, 2012

Barbara was born in Des Moines, Iowa, moved to the State of Washington in 1953, and to San Diego in 1960. She earned a BA degree from San Diego State in 1966 and represented San Diego State as a contestant on the nationally-televised G. E. College Bowl academic quiz tournament. After attending one year of graduate school at the University of Texas at Austin, Barbara took a hiatus from her master’s degree studies to work as a librarian for the Salt Lake City Public Library. The UT Texas Tower shootings, in which 13 people were killed and 32 wounded, occurred during the year Barbara attended UT Austin. During the shootings, Barbara took refuge in the basement of the college theater building and was unhurt.She was a costume designer and seamstress for numerous theatrical and ballet productions, working for San Diego Light Opera Association (Starlight), the Old Globe and Lyric Theater in San Diego, the Arizona Ballet in Phoenix, and Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin. Barbara passed away in the hospital from a heart condition. She resided in Harbor City (near Torrance) and taught History, English and Social Studies and Advanced Placement in high schools.  She retired a year ago and was enjoying being Eastern Star officer. .She is survived by her sister Judy Jensen Lafferty '64 and brother John Jensen '75

Jan Jensen Perkins

Passed away November 30, 2001 in Bend, Oregon

" . . .one of the most wonderful human beings one could ever have the honor of knowing." -- husband Bill Perkins

Roy Howard Jensen, Jr.

April 4, 1943 – December 3, 1985

I remember him having grand mal seizures in several of the classes we shared -- Janice Wall Jones '62

Karen Johnson Pfeiffer

Gayle Kirby Price shared the sad news of Karen’s passing on September 22, 2017.  “She had cancer and passed away in a rest home in New York,” writes Gayle.  “Karen had the best sense of humor and if you knew her you wanted to be around this funny and warm lady.  I will miss her very much.”

Bonnie Johnston Knauer

December 4, 1944 - August 6, 2015

Bonnie, formerly of Branson, MO, passed away at St. Vincent’s in Little Rock, AR. She was born in Oahu, Hawaii to the late William and Betsy Johnston. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brother Robert Johnston.

Linda Kelley Croulet

Linda passed away August 4, 2023.  She lived in Anza, California

Kathleen Kelly


Nancy Killinger Garegnani

Nancy passed peacefully at home in Hurricane, Utah after a fall and traumatic head injury while traveling to visit family in San Diego. Nancy was born the youngest of three children, in Oskaloosa, Kansas to George and Berniece Killinger.  The family moved to San Diego when she was still in school, but she was always proud of her Kansas roots.  After graduation, she went to work at San Diego Gas & Electric Company where she enjoyed a 40-year career as a customer service representative, electric service dispatcher, technical manual writer, and finally, electric line inspector.  In 2019 she and husband Tom relocated from their home in Ramona to Hurricane, Utah.  Nancy was predeceased by her sister Janice Beerbower and her brother Bill Killinger


Terry Kilpatrick

February 24, 1944 - February 1, 1999

Terry Robert Kilpatrick died of cancer in Aurora, Colorado. He retired in 1984 after 23 years in the Air Force.

Alan Louis Kruse

July 20, 1944 - March 6, 2002

Alan was born in Chicago and was a security supervisor. He served in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Vietnam Veterans Association. Survivors include his sister, Carol Kruse; and brother, Brian Kruse.

Karen Lauber Zumwalt

January 16, 1945 - June 21, 2005

John Lounsbury

September 6, 1944 – March 20, 1987


Lynn Lovette Gambardello

January 2, 1945 - September 14, 2023

A Remembrance

Marcia MacDonald

February 11, 1945 - October 16, 2022

Marcia passed away in New York City after an acute asthma attack.  Her sparkle will be missed by all those who knew and loved her. 

I moved next door to Marcia in 1957 when she was 12.  We were both only children, and I came to think of her as the sister I never had.  Her Mom had a clever, funny, sometimes sassy sense of humor, which Marcia perpetuated. Marcia found fun in unexpected situations.  Her perspective was unique, as was she.  She was bright, quick, and when she entered a room, all eyes were on her.  She was caring, comforting and she easily assessed a person's mood or perspective.  Her childlike persona was just below the surface, popping out when you least expected it, usually sending everyone into hysterics.  While she was in high school, we both -- each with a good friend -- were part of a student group that went to Europe and had a great time riding our Vespas everywhere.  Sometime after graduating from college, she went back "across the pond" living in London for a number of years. When she returned to the US, she fell in love with New York City and in the years ahead nothing we could do could persuade her to move back to California.  She would come sometimes for Thanksgiving or Christmas and was the Godmother to our daughter, Kelli.  She had a very special relationship with children, who trusted her implicitly, confiding in her, were charmed by her and definitely loved her.  When we would tell the children that Marcia was coming to visit, you would have thought we told them they were going to Disneyland! -- Dan Donovan


Jim MacDowell

March 19, 1944 – October. 1982

Died in El Salvador, enroute to a job site in Costa Rica


Bob S. Martin

January 12, 1945 - January. 20, 1993


Steve Massicotte

January 19, 1944 – November 1985


Bill Matthie

September 12, 1944 - September 15, 1998

William Frost Matthie passed away at Summerline Hospital, Las Vegas, Nevada. He was born in Roswell, New Mexico He lived in SanDiego 47 years before moving to Las Vegas. From a college student working as a 7-11 cashier Bill rose through the ranks at the Southland Corporation.

Richard McBratney

August 19, 1944 – July 5, 1992

Al McBride

Larry Wahlgren says Al died September 24, 2021 in North Carolina, where he had moved to become part of the Penske Racing Team

Lennis McCord McCloud

Lennis lost her nine-year battle with cancer on April 16, 2010
Her ashes were scattered at sea near Depoe Bay, Oregon on May 2nd.

Cheryl McIntire O'Neill

May 25, 1944 - October 30, 2015

Cheryl passed away from natural causes at home in La Mesa. She was the owner of CKO Janitorial Services until the time of her retirement. Cheryl was a member of the Kiwanis Club and Red Hatters Club. She also served as President of the Fletcher Hills Little League for several years. Cheryl also loved to bowl and was in various leagues over the years.

Dennis Ming

December 3, 1944 – July 31, 2008

My husband Dennis died yesterday of a heart attack. He accomplished a lot in his adult life since Crawford. He was a respected Pharmacist and educator, a world champion cowboy shooter, a 25 year police reservist, and most of all a loving and caring person and great husband and father -- Jeanie Ming

Judy Mitchell Jumper

June 12, 1944 – November 1, 1990


Paul Mixon

July 1, 1944 – June 4, 1987


Ron Mollick

March 5, 1944 - May 7, 2022

My husband passed away in Newport News, VA where he resided most of the last 54 years.   He graduated from San Diego State with BS and MS and earned his PhD from North Carolina State University.  He taught biology at Christopher Newport University in Newport News from 1968 to 2011. We have two daughters and six grandchildren.  He was able to have both daughters on hand in his final days and died peacefully in my arms.  He was very fond of recalling his youth growing up with his family in San Diego, on Esther Street and his days as a student in Southern California -- Beth Mollick

Ron and I were married in 1966. I worked while got his MS. He was offered his first college teaching job in Virginia in 1968, so off we went.  We had a friendly split in 1970 and I returned to the Bay Area in California. We stayed close friends for 62 years, sharing each other’s joys and sorrows.  I called him every year on his birthday.  I last spoke to him right before his birthday, when Beth was visiting him in assisted living as he was trying to get stronger -- Bernadine “Berni” Berlin Temple ’62

Cathy Moorhead Keyser
(No photo in annual)

I recently discovered that Cathy passed away on February 23, 2002 in Olympia Washington. Cathy went to Horace Mann and attended Crawford but graduated from a high school in Hawaii. She went on to become a registered nurse -- Donna Ochiuto Rydon

Nancy Murdock Sheeran

October 25, 1945 - January 15, 2008

Nancy passed away in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She met Don Sheeran at San Diego State where he was an engineering student and married in 1966. Don and Nancy later moved to Chicago where they both got master’s degrees. After Chicago, they moved to Montreal, where Don earned a PhD in Civil Engineering. After Montreal, Nancy and Don moved to Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada where Don worked on many different oil-shale projects. Nancy had two master’s degrees. One degree was in linguistics from Northeastern University in Illinois, and a second in Speech Pathology from McGill University, Montreal. After graduation, Nancy worked in Speech Pathology both in Montreal and Fort McMurray. I visited Don and Nancy in all of these places. During a visit at Fort McMurray in 1996, Nancy told me that she had cancer. She said that it was a slow-moving form and that she would probably be with us another ten years. Last September, I wondered how Don and Nancy were doing and called. Nancy told me then that she did not have much time. She lived two years longer then she told me she would. One of the things that I always remember about Nancy is that I always saw her with a smile. She never had a bad thing to say and was always positive -- Rolfe Pope ‘62


Ron Newport

September 20, 1943 - May 10, 2021

Born in Nevada, Missouri, Ron moved to San Diego in 1948 with his brother Larry and sister Linda.   He quickly adopted the Southern California lifestyle. Ron received his education at San Diego State University. As a youth, Ron became interested in the environment. Two of his interests were forestry and firefighting.  In 1963 Ron was hired by the California Division of Forestry. His initial assignment was with a dozer crew where he assisted in building fire roads, inspecting dams and learning the wildland firefighting trade.  In 1965, Ron was called to serve his country in the United States Army. Ron completed basic training and was stationed at Fort Polk, Louisiana as an orthopedic medic. His job included setting, casting, splinting, pinning, and treating soldier’s fractures and other orthopedic related injuries. Three months later, Ron’s brother was called to serve his country. His brother was deployed to Vietnam and was unfortunately killed in action while performing Special Forces duty.  After being discharged from the Army, Ron went back to work for the California Division of Forestry (CDF). His initial assignment as a seasonal firefighter was in San Diego County. In 1967 Ron was hired permanently as a firefighter in CDF/Orange County Fire Dept. Ron became a member of the crash fire rescue crew at the Orange County Airport (now called John Wayne Airport).  Ron married Merrilee Fortin in 1978, and had one daughter, Dani Newport Barker.  Ron enjoyed his time off with his family and friends water skiing and snow skiing and house boating. He played rugby many years, golf, and Senior Softball with the La Mesa League, along with many other sports.

Janet Nipper

January 24, 1945 - September 24, 2015

Janet passed away in Riverside, California. She was diagnosed with cancer on July 16th.. She is survived by brother John, father Fred and stepbrothers Albert and David all from Missouri, niece Laura from Iowa and many many friends.

Karen Oian Cherney

February 5, 1944 - January 17, 2001


Al Pain

January 2, 1944 - February 11, 2019

Al passed away from complications of prostate cancer -- Colin Cole

Bob Peyton

Al McBride thinks Bob died of Pancreatic Cancer in 2019

Marjorie Poe Snipes

November 15, 1945 - March 3, 2014

My Mom

Jonathan Snipes

Michal Prichard Poe

December 7, 1944 - February 16, 2013

I met Michal and her husband for the first time at our October 50th reunion and bonded with her instantly. We stayed in touch since then. I was immensely blessed and inspired by her in the short time I knew her. She fought valiantly the cancer that she had been battling for some time. I am deeply saddened by her loss -- Rebecca Holder Ingersoll '62

Barbara Prout Fulton

March 20, 1944 - May 19, 2012

Barbara Louise Prout was born at Mercy Hospital. She attended San Diego State University and received her BA in Education. Barbara taught school for awhile at the high school level, eventually changed jobs and worked as an accountant for over 30 years. She retired in 2005. Barbara contracted a rare form of blood cancer and had this disease for 15 years, and eventually it claimed her life. She is buried in “The Garden Of Reflection” at El Camino Park, on a hill next to a pine tree. Barbara is survived by her parents George and Edna Prout, brother George Jr and sister Corinne Baker. She is missed daily by all of her family, but most especially by her husband. We were married on June 17th, 1967 and were together for 45 wonderful years -- Brian Fulton


Bill Rainey

October 5, 1944 - October 9, 2020

Bill passed away while mowing the lawn in the back yard of his home in Burien, Washington.   He quarterbacked the football team that won the CIF Championship and was a record-setting track star.  Bill celebrated his 76th birthday on October 5th at the home of his son Adam, who told his dad he'd be over to mow his lawn on Saturday.  "In typical Pops fashion", said Adam, "he just had to get it done on Friday. Stubbornness will always be one of his lasting traits." 

Click HERE to take a look at the wonderful web site that Adam
has created for his father.  You can post a memory there. 

Click HERE to check out the web page that shows articles
about Bill from the San Diego Union Sports Pages. 

Click HERE to revisit the photo of Bill
and friends at the Long Bar in Tijuana. 

Mal Ransom

April 7, 1944 - January 23, 2008

Remembering Mal

(By Frances Swede Zamir)

Gerald “Jerry” Reisinger

December 13, 1943 - January 17, 2014

Jerry passed away in Thousand Oaks, California surrounded by family following a courageous four year battle with cancer. Jerry was born in Cleveland, Ohio and moved with his family to San Diego in his junior year. From 1973 to his retirement in 2000, Jerry was a member of the California Highway Patrol, serving the majority of his years as a motorcycle officer in the San Fernando Valley. On many occasions Jerry worked "special details" providing motorcade security for Presidents Bush and Clinton and Vice President Quayle. Jerry was also an extra for the entertainment industry. His most noteworthy job was appearing alongside Paul Newman and Robert Redford in The Sting. Jerry could also be seen providing "atmosphere" on such TV shows as The Rockford Files., Laverne & Shirley, Marcus Welby, MD and scores of others. His most recent extra spot was in 2012 showcasing his 1952 Pontiac woodie wagon in Hitchcock starring Anthony Hopkins.


Braun "Skip" Richter

March 31, 1944 - November 10, 2006

Skip was killed in an auto accident on I-15. He is survived by his wife Pamela; daughter Laraine Thevenot; sons Bret, Craig and Brian; sisters Sari Camacho, Carrie Parrish and Karen Tolvo; brothers Kurt, Frederick and Karl.

Barbara Rutkowski Ohre

November 17, 1944 – February 3, 1986

Ken Schmidt

June 4, 1943 - April 28, 2007

Ken was born in San Diego. He married Sharon Holba '62 in 1964. He worked at Convair for 28 years. In 2005 Ken underwent 3-way heart bypass surgery. One week later he suffered a stroke that left him paralyzed on his right side and unable to talk. Grand Mal seizures followed, and then another stroke. He is survived by his wife, two children, and two grandsons.

Steve Schoenwald

May 24, 1944 - October 30, 2010

Steve at home in Rogue River, Oregon of metastatic cancer. He was born in San Diego to John and Wilma Schoenwald. He lived in the San Diego area until 2001 when he and his wife moved to Oregon. Steve retired after 38 years with Lucent Technologies. Steve is survived by his wife of 32 years, Janice, sons Lance and Mark, daughter Heather Gesner; seven grandchildren and his brother Jim Schoenwald ’66 of Oceanside, CA.

Gary Schreibman

September 5, 1944 - May 30, 1994

Gary had gone to the hospital with chest pains on the evening of Friday, May 27 and returned home with prescribed medication. On Sunday evening the pains came back and he returned to the hospital. Doctors were unable to save hime and he passed away at 3 AM.


Sandra Seigler Savary

July 29, 1944 - August 14, 2022

Sandra was predeceased by her husband Ken Savary '61, who died November 2, 2012

Sandy's family were our family's best friends.  Sandy was preceded in death by her husband Kenny Savary '61 who was my next door neighbor growing up on Belle Isle Drive.  Sandy was also preceded in death by her brother Sam "Butch" Seigler, Jr.  Sandy fulfilled her dream of being a surgical nurse, working many years at Mercy Hospital and where she worked as a Candy Striper during her Crawford years.  We had remained in touch over these many years and her friendship will be greatly missed. Rest in peace my friend 'til we see each other again in Heaven -- Don Christofferson ’68

Shirley Secor Sullins

My wife passed away May 21, 2020.  I know she enjoyed your newsletter very much -- Peter Sullins


Pamela Sellman

Pam passed away Tuesday morning, November 3, 2009, in Frederick, Maryland, after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. While providing logistical support to the National Institute of Health's Human Genome Project, Pam cared passionately for painting, dramatic costume design and local history. She was a costumer in film and local theater for more than 40 years. Pam also volunteered much of her time at local historical societies in Washington Grove and Frederick. She generously donated to national and international charities and cared deeply for the human rights, education and environmental health of people at home and abroad. Pam is survived by the broken hearts of her son, sister, nephews, nieces, cousins and devoted friends, whose love and friendship spanned her lifetime.

Bill Selvey

June 19, 1944 - November 27, 1990

Larry Shriber

September 18, 1944 - August 29, 2013

Larry was born in Raleigh, NC and grew up in Los Angeles. He became a successful businessman with the Jack in the Box corporation, and met and married Deborah Ann Louk. Larry and Debbie moved to Corvallis in 1976, where Larry owned and operated the Der Wienerschnitzel, later changing to the Original Hamburger Stand, then Wowies. They raised four children. Larry was a black powder rifle enthusiast, and loved hunting, fishing, camping and gardening. He and Debbie divorced in 1989. Larry met and married his soulmate, Linda Ann Petrequin, in 2006. They enjoyed raising rabbits and chickens together, selling eggs, and tending Larry’s enormous organic garden. Larry was a master woodworker, creating exquisite pieces for family and friends. Larry was preceded in death by his grandson, Matthew Ellsworth. He is survived by, among others, his loving wife Linda, and sisters Cookie Shriber Gender ’61 and Marlene Shriber Pfaffenberger ’65

Darrel Skinner

June 8, 1944 - May 11, 2017

Darrel passed away of a massive heart attack.  A resident of Kimberling City, MO, he was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.   He arrived in Washington State in 1957.  A petition for naturalization was made in San Diego when he was 15.  He married Elizabeth Murphy in 1965. “I guess it's that time in our lives,” says wife Betty.  “Just wanted to let you know.”

Susan Stevens Levine

It is with sadness that I inform you of the passing of the other half of the “Stevens” twins on January 6, 2010 due to renal failure. She leaves behind myself, her son Mitch Yaruss (Debra) and twin grandchildren, as well as our younger sister Risa Stevens Hiller ‘72 – Sharon Stevens Leibl ’62

Frances Swede Zamir

My sister Francie passed away July 13, 2011, losing her battle against leukemia. She fought with all her heart, body and determination -- Earle Swede '67

Don Tiedmond

February 8, 1944 - January 28, 2006

Don was a resident of Temecula, California. He was born in San Diego and was a production supervisor in the aerospace industry. He served in the Air Force. Survivors include his wife, Cheryl Tiedmond; daughters, Mary Keeling, Stephanie Tiedmond and Michele Fregoso; son, William Tiedmond; mother, Mary Tiedmond; and six grandchildren.  

Sandy Tillinghast Widrigs Fullbright

June 17, 1944 – October 3, 2007

Sandy died in Las Vegas, NV. She was a resident of Pahrump, NV
where she worked as a bookkeeper since 1975.

Carol Trauner Koch

August 28, 1944 - December 3, 2005

Carol passed away at her home in Mill Valley, California. Carol enjoyed nine symptom-free years after being diagnosed with breast cancer. Its swift and sudden return was met with courage and grace. Carol was adopted by loving parents Sadie and Lester Trauner. She is survived by her beloved sons Jordan and Evan, brother David Trauner and his wife Nonnie, niece Audrey, nephew Michael and his wife Heidi and their children, her fondest nieces, Rachael and Rebecca, and new-found sisters Marcy and Tina Ellenbogen. After her parents died, Carol was able to find her birth mother, the late Linda Ellenbogen, and get to know her, too. Carol was born and raised in San Francisco. She graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and then from the UCSF School of Dentistry in 1966.

Son Jordan's Photo Album

Mike Treantafilos

September 28, 1944 - November 27, 2009

Robert "Cowboy Bob" Urbach

June 24, 1944 - February 22, 2014

Bob was a resident of Ramona since 1973. He served his country in the U.S. Army and fought in Vietnam. Bob worked at RCP Block and Brick for 35 years. During that time, he worked weekends at the Branding Iron. After retiring from RCP in 2007, he opened his own shop in Ramona called "Hats by Bob" where he also did leather work and sold bits and spurs.

Larry Urdahl

Larry passed away of liver cancer at a hospital in Sedona, Arizona on November 28, 2012

Dannie Van Horn

February 5, 1945 – September. 6, 1997

It was really sad, because he was single and was suffering the affects of AIDS. However, he died from internal bleeding, because doctors were not able to get new blood into him fast enough. The irony of his death is that our Mother died on September 6, 1963
-- Ron Van Horn '60

Nancy Van Horne

September 20, 1944 – May 21, 1965

While looking thru' my 1962 yearbook, I found the attached newspaper clipping about Nancy Van Horne's fatal accident. I was living in San Jose CA at the time of the accident and a fellow class mate, Louise McGirr sent this clipping to me. Thanks for the wonderful job you are doing for the Crawford Alumni. -- Penny McKean Camp '62


Sherry Walcott Fagerness

Sherry passed away on Christmas Eve 2009.

Carolyn Wells Courtney

February 9, 1945 - January 1, 2012

Carolyn was born in San Diego County. She died in Los Osos, California on January 1st, 2012 after a 3-year battle with inflammatory breast cancer.

Larry John White

December 28, 1943 - January 14, 2020. 

After graduating from Crawford, Larry joined the United States Navy and was stationed in Hawaii.  Larry worked for Pacific Bell in San Diego for thirty years.  He was proud to have been a part of installing the 911 system in Southern California.  He married Nancy Gram on March 1, 1978.  In 1992, they moved to Kempner, Texas to be closer to family.  Larry started a home maintenance and locksmith business and had a successful business for over ten years.  He was also a self-taught gunsmith but his true love was working with metal. He was the president of the Copperas Cove Pistol Club numerous times and loved competitive shooting.  He is survived by, among others, brothers Rick ’66 and Brian ’69

Robert Wied

February 4, 1944 - December 25, 2018

After graduating from Crawford, Rob attended San Diego State before attending Western Reserve University, School of Dentistry (later Case Western Reserve) where he received his DDS degree.  Following graduation in 1969, Rob joined the United States Air Force as a Captain and received residency training at Lackland Air Force Base, Willard Hall.  Rob's active duty took him to Hamilton Air Force Base in Marin County.  Rob established a private practice in Novato which he undertook for several years.  After returning to San Diego, Rob associated with a number of dental practices finally becoming a dental practitioner for the State of California, Department of Corrections where he retired in 2016.  Rob was noted for his interest in his profession, gaining admiration for the quality and professionalism of his work.  Rob's remains will be interred at St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church, the church which Rob attended while growing up. Rob is survived by his brothers, John, Thomas, and Doug -- plus and seven nieces and nephews. Rob enjoyed being with his family and would often travel great distances to join in holiday gatherings. He most recently traveled to Hawaii with Doug's daughter, grand daughter and son in law -- Doug Wied ’63

Maria Wieland Hughes

Maria passed away December 9, 2013. She is survived by her husband and classmate Jon, sons Jonathan and Kenneth, and their grandson Ethan.

John Wilhite

August 18, 1944 - March 19, 2010

John died of a sudden illness at his home in Sandy, Utah. He loved wave running, camping, ATVs, BYU football games and anything else he could do with his children and grandchildren. His positive attitude and infectious smile will be missed by his wife, five living children and 16 grandchildren (each one his favorite).

Judy Wilson Gloyer

March 14, 1944 - October 5, 2013

A San Diego native, Judy passed away after a seven year battle with cancer. She graduated from San Diego State where she majored in Biology and received her teaching credential. Judy taught school in National City for two years and then became a full time mother after her two sons were born. When the boys went to grade school she returned to teaching as a substitute for the next 30 years in the Lemon Grove School district. She enjoyed being home by the time the boys returned from school. She enjoyed family camping, backpacking, road trips across the country, cruises, and travels to Europe, South America, Mexico, Egypt, and Israel.

Darryl Yakel

December 26, 1943 – October 14, 1998

Passed away after a year-long battle with cancer


Lana Youngflesh Lopez

December 27, 1944 - May 22, 2004

Lana passed from this life after a courageous battle with cancer that plagued her life on and off for forty years. Her life has truly been a "medical miracle." Her greatest joy was being with her family and the people that she loved. She also enjoyed traveling, shopping, gardening, scrap booking, decorating & spoiling her grandchildren. Surviving is her beloved husband of 22 years, Ken Lopez, four children, Julianna Kracke of Austin, TX and Cherie Holliday of Philippi, WV, Dianna Armstrong and Matt Lopez, both of Antioch, California.

Kenneth G. Zoellner

December 17, 1945 - August 11, 2006

Ken was a CNA Nurse for 20 years and worked for International Security at Edgemoor Hospital. He served in the Army for a short time. Survivors include his mother Irene Zoellner. His father died July 16, 2006.


Jerome Zottolo

June 11, 1944 - April 15, 2020

Jerome was born and lived in San Diego, the second child of Vito and Virginia Zottolo.  He learned the value of hard work as a teen during the summer months by accompanying his father on his tuna boat at a time when San Diego was named the fishing capital of the world.   Pleasant memories are of him taking his younger siblings to weekly family beach picnics and other city events.  After graduating from Crawford and serving in the National Guard, he settled into the occupation of a truck driver with GI Trucking for about 45 years.   He is survived by, among others, his siblings Marco, Maryann, and Frank.

I was reading the obituaries this morning and saw that Jerome Zottolo had passed away. He had been in a care facility because of his health and caught Corona Virus.  He was a very funny guy.  He had the last page of the yearbook to himself and stated that “I aspire to be the President of the United States”.  We used to fight with tennis rackets during gym class -- Ron Carlson

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


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