1963 Obituaries


Fran Alcaraz Myrose

December 25, 1945 - March 6, 2023

Born in San Diego, Fran was strongly connected to the city of her birth.  After graduating from Crawford, she attended San Diego State University before beginning her long career as a bookkeeper for a printing company and ultimately her own consulting firm.  She developed a keen interest in real estate, and personally owned and managed a small rental portfolio until her passing.   In 1971, she married the love of her life, Charles “Chuck” Myrose, the son of a Navy chaplain who attended high school in San Diego and returned to the city once his own military service was complete. Fran and Chuck had one child, Darryl, whom they raised in the home they purchased together.   Fran worked full time when Darryl was growing up, but no matter how many hours she put in during the day, in the evening she invariably used her remarkable culinary skills to provide a home-cooked meal to her boys.  After Chuck’s death in 1998, Fran threw herself into philanthropic endeavors. She was a Friend of the San Diego Public Library and a lifetime member of the San Diego Zoo.  For 23 years, she was deeply committed to her weekly “Meals on Wheels” deliveries, and truly enjoyed the time she spent with customers on her route. Her friends knew her to be loyal and caring. She doted on her grand-kids, both two-legged and four-legged, and they adored her.

Thomas Ault

September 22, 1945 - December 15, 2017

The son of the late Richard and Jeanne Ault, Tom -- fondly known as T-Boy or Tommy -- attended the Campus Lab School at San Diego State College, Horace Mann Jr. High School (where he met the love of his life and future spouse, Susie Sarkela) and Crawford High School. Tom played both basketball and baseball at Crawford. He was a member of the winning 1963 CIF Championship basketball team his senior year.  Tom attended San Diego State College, where he became a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity, following in the footsteps of his father and brother, and served as president of the fraternity his senior year. He was recently honored as a "Significant Sig."  After graduating from San Diego State Tom attended the University of San Diego School of Law at night; while working during the day as a law clerk for the Chief Judge of the United States District Court, Edward J. Swartz, who became a lifelong close friend.  Tom's lifelong dream was to retire in and golf at Rancho Santa Fe, ever since playing his first round at the course with his father when he was only 10 years old. In 2012, he and Susie moved to Rancho Santa Fe, where he made many friends on and off the golf course and in the community. His humor, wit and intellect, and compassion will be dearly missed by everyone.

Remembering Tom Ault

by Ron Fox

Ronald Marc Bankhead

December 3, 1945 - January 11, 2011

Born in San Diego, Marc graduated from San Diego State University, earning his Master's Degree in Engineering. He was employed by the City of San Diego in the Water Utilities Department as a Civil Engineer for 35 years, retiring in 2005. He enjoyed playing softball, and managed a Water Utilities Team for many years, leading them to a first place finish. Hiking and walking was also a passion, climbing Half Dome in Yosemite, and other local mountains.

Marc was a member of the San Carlos United Methodist Church for 38 years, and sang in Chancel Choir, Genesis, Celebration Choir, and Kings Men. He also enjoyed performing in the NOTEables for many years. He met his wife Sandra while both were singing in the choir at Rolando United Methodist Church. Together they enjoyed traveling by train, including a trip on the American Orient Express, as well as extensive travel on cruise ships. They also loved movies and plays at the Civic Theater. Marc was an avid SDSU football fan, holding season tickets for the past 10 years. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Knibb] Bankhead, daughter Jennifer (Gary) Geiger, and their children Andrew, Lauren and Kate, son Michael (Susan) Bankhead, and their children Amanda, Sarah, and Millie.  And lastly, Marc is also survived by his devoted and protective brother, Rod “Rocky” Bankhead.

William Barkhurst

March 23, 1946 - September 4, 1991

I talked with Bill's cousin Sandra Crossland Cordell '63 in March 2005 and learned that he passed away at age 45 of a heart-related cause. His sister, Nancy, is living in Houston, Texas, I think. His other sister, Julie, is in San Diego but soon to move to Michigan -- Jim Horner '63

Duane Becht

May 24, 1945 - July 1, 2012

Duane was born in Saint Paul, MN. The family moved to San Diego that same year, where Duane was raised with his three surviving brothers Vaughn, Ken and Roland. He worked in the grocery business after high school, then joined the United States Marine Corps, where he was honorably discharged. In 1979 he married Charmaine Blaney and moved to South Lake Tahoe. In 2000 they moved to Ivins, UT and eventually divorced. Duane maintained his positive attitude, even when the deleterious effects of malignant melanoma ravaged his body. He had an indomitable spirit and will not be forgotten.


Stefanie Bedillion

January 20, 1946 - February 25, 1977

Stefanie Bedillion Lovelady, a native San Diegan and a teacher in Chula Vista city schools, died Friday, February 25, 1977 in a hospital. She received her bachelor and master’s degrees at San Diego State University. She was a past president of the Chi Omega Alumni Association, and was a member of the Mortar Board Association and the Los Amigos Junior Women’s Auxiliary to the Home of Guiding Hands. She was survived by her husband Jerry Lovelady ’63 and brother David Bedillion ‘75

David Bentley

March 10, 1945 - May 6, 1992

David died in early 1992. He was married for 23 years to former state Assemblywoman Carol Bentley. They divorced in 1990. He was survived by his wife, Gay, the daughter of former state senator Jim Ellis -- Karen Ekrem Miles '64.

John Bielfeldt 

August 28, 1945 - August 11, 1966

John was on vacation and drowned while swimming in Millerton Lake, 15 miles southeast of Madera, California. John was 20 and attending SDSU at the time -- Kathy Walters Dennis

Carol Ann Billings Taylor

October 10, 1945 - July 1, 2013

Carol was a nutritionist with the La Mesa-Spring Valley School District for 10 years. She is survived by her husband, James Taylor and daughter Kelly

It is with a sad heart that I inform you of my sister's death. She passed away suddenly from breast/bone cancer. A private family Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Anyone wanting to may e-mail her siste
r Linda Billings Anderson ‘66  at castarla@Yahoo.com.

Sherry Bolstein Buckler

August 12, 1945 - June 25, 1992

My step-sister Sherry died of cancer. She lived in the Los Angeles area and was survived by her two children -- Marie Stout ‘62

John Burton

October 4, 1945 - March 16, 2017

My brother passed away of a massive coronary while doing what he loved best, putting his boat in the water to go fishing on Lake Norfolk in Mountain Home, Arkansas -- Dan Burton ’66

Dennis Coffrain

December 28, 1943 - June 21, 2011

Dennis loved living on "the mountain" in Sandpoint, Idaho. In his young life, he worked as a volunteer at the Museum of Man in San Diego categorizing artifacts. He also belonged to the San Diego Gem and Rock Club. He highly enjoyed cooking, ancient history, biblical and Egyptian archeology, fishing, hunting, Formula One car racing, and riding his ATV in the wilderness. He owned a sporting goods store in San Juan Capistrano, worked on anti-terrorism with the FBI in Quantico, VA, and did gunsmithing in Idaho.

David Compton

November 15, 1944 -- December 24, 2008

Branch S. Cox

Jan. 26, 1946-June 1, 2002

Branch was born in Oakland and was a chemist for the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy J. Cox; daughter, Jacqueline Flores of San Diego; sons, Bob Cox and Branch Cox of San Diego; brother, Steve Cox of Tucson; and two grandchildren.


William Craig

September 25, 1945 - April 20, 1996

Passed away in an ATC accident Ocotillo Wells.

 Jerry Crites

May 28, 1945 - July 1, 1980

Jerry died from melanoma while living in Texas with his wife and two young daughters -- Kathy Houser Nolan '63

Christopher Crumrine

July 29, 1945 - December 14, 2014

Chris was born and raised in San Diego. He was an officer in the ROTC program at Crawford. After high school he joined the Army, where his specialties included Intelligence Analyst, Correctional Specialist and Tactical Air Operations Specialist. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam, one tour of duty in IndoChina, two tours of duty in Germany. He received an honorable discharge in March of 1984 as a Chief Warrant Officer 3. He was a lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans and a member of the American Legion.

Kathy Cuvala Dronenburg

May 20, 1946 - March 9, 2002

Ron Dargo

March 17, 1945 - January 31, 2015

Ron passed away peacefully at his home in Spring Valley, CA. surrounded by loving family. He is survived be his wife of 46 years, Mary Jo; his two children, Steven and Laurie; extended family and many friends. He was the CO of VT-7 and the Air Boss on the USS Independence. After retirement, he launched a second career in the sport fishing industry.

Robert Davis, Jr.

November 28, 1944 – April 17, 1998

Bob was a life-long friend and my first roommate. We shared many good times. He served in Vietnam, married my childhood sweetheart, and led a good life. He was a great husband, stepfather and best friend. He died of heart failure in Oregon -- Donn Dufford


Cheri DeBusk Grippo

January 30, 1946 - October 7, 2021

Cheri was born in San Diego and worked for San Diego Gas and Electric for 31 years.  She met her husband Bill in 1988 and they married in 1991.  She had a wonderful life with Bill for over 30 years. They retired and moved to Yuma, AZ in 2005 and traveled in their motor home all across U.S. and Canada. Cheri loved spending time with her family and friends. She was loved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed.  She is survived by her brother Richard DeBusk ’61

Marcia Degen

May 16, 1945 - April 5, 1963

Marcia was killed -- on the Good Friday before Easter Vacation -- walking to school by James Jungblut '60 who then turned the gun on himself. James was distraught over the fact that Marcia had ended their relationship.

Classmate Memories and Media Reports of the tragedy

Maria de la Torre

February 14, 1945 - May 16, 1968

A native of Mexico, Maria was killed in an auto accident at Ft. McClellean, Alabama, where she was stationed. She was on the Dean's List at San Diego State, where she graduated in 1967. She was commissioned a Lieutenant in the Women's Army Corps in July of 1967.

I met Maria in art classes at Crawford. It was she who taught me how to do calligraphy. Maria graduated from SDSU in l967 and joined the Army soon after. I believe she went through an officer's training program. She was killed in an auto accident while stationed in the south. I cannot recall the year or state where she died but know it was in the late l960s.She is buried at El Camino Cemetery in Sorrento Valley -- Kathy Walters Dennis

Willus Drescher

March 7, 1945 - April 22, 2002


Jerry Elo Willoughby

 Jerry passed away on August 13th, 2023.  She was born in San Diego. Jerry married Harold Edward "Ed" Willoughby on February 16th, 1964.  They were married 45 years before Ed's passing. Jerry worked at State Farm Insurance as a Manager for 10–years. Jerry held a passion for her ancestry research and genealogy. In addition, she enjoyed spending time with friends at Starbucks coffee dates, shopping, knitting, music, museums, zoos, plays, fishing and marine interests. She traveled the world, went on many cruises.

Marcia Erickson Stough

Born March 28, 1945 - September 1, 1976

Richard Evers

August 29, 1945 – February 15, 2000

Rick passed away at his home in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico


William Fink

August 8, 1945 - November 18, 2022

After graduating from Crawford Bill served in the Navy.  He continued his education at UCSD where he earned a Master’s Degree, followed by a doctorate from University of Oregon, Eugene. An avid Oregon Ducks fan, Bill was often seen wearing a Ducks shirt or baseball hat. He had a passion for gardening with beautiful gardens wherever he lived.   Bill’s is remembered for the love, respect, kindness and compassion he showed to everyone. He was a role model in all the above.   Bill is survived by his wife, Dennett Taber, step children, several grandchildren, and sister Nancy Fink Moors, Class ‘65.

Faythe Fitzgerald Taylor

July 13, 1943 - October 4, 2012

Steve Flesner

March 18, 1945 - May 9, 1988

 Steve Flesner passed away at his home in Yreka, CA, where he had lived for many years. Steve loved the outdoors, surfing, baseball, friends, and family. He loved Yreka California, and the surrounding mountains and hills. He loved baseball, and was the "ACE" pitcher on the town’s baseball team all through his 30s and early 40s. He took many camping/surfing trips to Costa Rica and Mexico. Steve grew up in San Diego, and had many friends in the Class of 1963. He finished his last year of high school in Northern California. He then joined the Air Force and had a stint of four years. Upon returning to civilian life, Steve attended San Diego State University. Steve married near the end of college, and they had a daughter, Kelli. The young family moved to Yreka at that point. Steve's wonderful daughter is married and resides in Northern California. She and her husband have two beautiful children. Steve is missed by many, including his 91-year old mother, his brother, family, and friends -- Dave Flesner ‘60


George Fogelman

George passed away from cancer on November 22, 2017 and was interred at El Camino Memorial Park on the afternoon of November 27th.  A Celebration of Life was held afterwards at the Amigo Spot, where George and his Live Jazz Band had held court so many Saturdays.   A large crowd of neighbors, musical friends, and former classmates gathered to share memories and enjoy Mexican food, courtesy of Stephanie Rose Petersen.  Hundreds of photos of George's life were projected on a screen, thanks to Doug Kvandal.  Jeff Dalrymple spoke briefly as the festivities came to an end, then George sang "Here's To You", the tune that Live Jazz ended each performance with.  This came as a surprise to most, and tears flowed throughout the room.  It was incredibly moving to hear George, on tape, perform one last time in front of his fans.  Jeff and Doug were George's musical partners for over half a century, dating back to when they played at the Catamaran Hotel behind hypnotist Dr. Michael Dean. 


Ellis Gilley, Jr.

June 11, 1945 - December 26, 1995

Died of a heart attack


Kathy Goldie Lindsey

August 13, 1945 - October 22, 2001

My sister died very suddenly and unexpectedly of a cerebral hemorrhage, (basically a massive stroke), on October 22, 2001. She was divorced at the time of her death, had worked as a legal secretary for many years and is survived by two sons, Brent Lindsey and Shawn Lindsey -- Fran Goldie Marcus.

Malcolm Graham

September 1, 1945 - March 15 2016

Scott and I were life long friends.  We lived a couple houses apart growing up. We belonged to Bonham Brothers Band. Scott played the trumpet.  He transferred from Crawford to Snyder Continuation School in our senior year.  We were co-enrolled at San Diego City College in an auto mechanic program in our junior and senior years.  After high school I joined the Air Force and Scott worked until he was drafted into the Army.  After basic he received training as a helicopter mechanic, went to Viet Nam and served with as a crew chief/door gunner with Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile).  During his tour he received the Silver Star for "gallantry in action" on February 4, 1968 in Binh Dinh Province and the Distinguished Flying Cross for "heroism" on October 7, 1967 near Thack Long, RVN.  Both of those decorations for valor were awarded for saving American lives.  Other awards and decorations include the Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct and National Defense Medals, RVN Service Medal and Campaign Medal.  He returned to San Diego after his honorable discharge from the Army.  He later went to work as a fireman with the El Cajon Fire Department.  In February of 1971 he was severely injured in a rollover crash while driving his dune buggy. After a very long and arduous recovery he was considered 100% disabled at 25 years of age.  Over the following years he divorced, developed a number of illnesses related to his service in Viet Nam, the dune buggy accident and other causes.  He died in his sleep at an assisted care facility in early March 2016.  His remains were cremated -- Ken Daly

David Gray 

April 12, 1945 -- March 25, 2020

Dave was the founder of Huck Fin Environmental Education, teaching kids to get along through fishing. Dave sang Old Shep at a Horace Mann assembly, making him a star with his fellow classmates. He was Vice President of Sky Hunters Raptor Rehab.  He loved going to Padre games, playing his guitar and was part of the music team for our 50th Crawford reunion.  He died of leukemia, which he fought for over a good year.  When the corona virus hit we couldn’t even get in to see him -- Nancy Alba Conney ’63

Dave Gray was married for a couple of years in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s.  He was always on the road with his bands and the strain on the marriage was too much. He then wrote one of his greatest songs, "I Thought You'd Stay!" Dave and his Folk-Rock Band, "The Deep Six" were signed by Liberty Records in 1965. They cut an album which featured the Dave Gray-penned national hit called "Rising Sun!" that same year.  Dave and The Deep Six performed it on Dick Clark's "American Bandstand!" He was friends with the Beatles, Byrds, Turtles, Bobby Gentry (whom he dated in LA), Kenny Rogers and many other LA musicians!  His brother Gary '66 and I roadied and did sound for Dave on two summer tours of the western United States in '69 and '70.  In the late ‘70s into the ‘80s, Dave also booked all the Country Music stars at the infamous Rock Kreutzer's Big Oak Ranch in Dehesa.  He was a very fine and gracious man, a great teacher, friend and a mentor to me and my music and songwriting career -- Lee Cook '66

Dave and I were in Mr. Meeks’ drama class in 9th grade at Horace Mann.  He captivated the class singing Ricky Nelson (to his own guitar) as his voice was an absolute ringer and he had the personal style just right. I’m pretty sure he sang at at least one assembly there.  It was great to hear Dave sing again at the 50th CHS reunion -- Larry Orwig ’63

The passing of Dave Gray saddens me, but thanks for getting the word out, as always. He was always friendly and kind in his own gentle manner. In thinking about Dave I realized I made a tape recording on March 28, 1963.   Our choir and ensemble had returned at about 10 PM from a choral festival at Madison High School, when a spontaneous hootenanny happened on the front steps of Crawford involving about a half-dozen or so of us. Most were waiting for parents to come pick us up.  Heard on the recording of "Poor Little Fool" are Dave Gray, Dan Lottermoser, Jim Brown, Mike Day, Beth Stewart, myself, and perhaps one or two others -- Owen Western ’63 

Click HERE to listen to the recording


Karen Greer Mehlick

March 11, 1946 - August 12, 2020

Karen was a fourth-generation San Diegan and graduated from San Diego State University in 1967.  In 1972, she met the love of her life, Fred, at the San Diego Naval Officer's Club.  The couple was married July 6,1974 at Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala.  Karen cherished her time with her husband and their son, Matthew, including traveling, camping, and was very involved in her community and church.  Karen worked in the insurance industry as a claims adjuster and litigation manager for Allstate, Fireman's Fund, and AIG.She was a consummate volunteer and dedicated much of her life to various charitable organizations, including her most treasured experiences with Brother Benno's where she provided support to homeless in her community.

 Jerry Grube

February 18, 1946 - March 1977

Patricia Hammond Hoover

December 26, 1945 - November 6, 2007

Patricia passed in peace with her family by her side. She is survived by her husband Jerry, parents William and Julia Hammond; brother Bill Hammond, sisters Judy Hammond Gehloff ’61 and Alice Hammond McGilvary ’73.

Carol Heimrich

My dear friend and classmate passed away on April 6, 2022 in Santa Monica, CA.  She died of complications, while receiving treatment for cancer.  Carol was very active at Crawford during our three years there.  She was voted "Most Likely to Succeed " in our Senior Year -- Louise Neil Abdelnour '63

Susan Helenschmidt von Gietzen

August 19, 1945 - September 25, 1996

Saundra Hendrick Rhoads

June 15, 1945 - March 6, 2014

Both her father and mother were in the U.S. Coast Guard. After moving from Ohio, where she was born, to San Diego, she had a natural affinity for the ocean and spent as much time as she could in its environs. She wrote a series of short stories about her childhood, but mostly about her Dad and the various trips she took upon his boats. Her favorite book was "Old Man of the Sea" by Ernest Hemingway. Sandi was always very involved in her family, in her church, and in her community. She was extremely active as President of the Junior Women's Club and spent hours when the cedar fires took many homes and left its residents homeless and without food and clothing. She had gallantly fought cancer with grace and spirit always concerned about how other people would be affected.

Nancy Hines Bachman

April 9, 1946 - March 31, 2006

Nancy died of complications related to cancer radiation therapy she received more than 30 years ago. A native San Diegan, she grew up in Talmadge. Nancy graduated from SDSU with a degree in education, and completed graduate work towards her Master's degree. In 1967, she and Dick Bachman were married and later had two children, Rich and Sarah. For 30 years, Nancy was on the faculty of S.D. Community Colleges, where she was a professor of English as a Second Language, and served from 1989 as an ESL Department Chair. She also held numerous leadership positions in her field, including several with the Academic Senate for Continuing Education Centers and with the California Association of Teachers to Students of Other Languages. She was recognized with several awards for service excellence. She also was active in the S.D. Adult Educators labor union and served as its vice president from 1986-88.

Carol Hoban Henderson

August 20, 1945 - September 1986

Susan Hobson Husted

Susan died December 6, 2008 of complications from the flu.

Donna Kade Miller

October 2, 1945 - July 31, 2017

After graduating from Crawford, Donna went to nursing school at LA General, graduating with honors.  She married fellow Colt Mike Miller and they had four children.  She was an ICU nurse at Scripps for 17 years, then got a Master’s Degree and went into home health care services.  She was a beloved baby sister.  I miss her terribly -- Gail Kade Grundman ’59


Joe Keeyes

October 8, 1945 - September 16, 2021

My brother, Joe Keeyes, passed away in the early morning hours of September 16th.  Joe was an active member of the Crawford student body and graduated with the class of 1963.  He has been a wonderful and devoted father to his son and daughter and a great brother to his Colt siblings, Bob Keeyes '67 and Kathy Keeyes '68.  He had a long career as an engineer in the health industry. Joe was incredibly proud to be a Colt!  May he rest in peace -- Kathy Keeyes Antus ’68

Edell Kelley Henry

November 30, 1945 - September 6, 2016

Edell died after a valiant fight with pancreatic cancer. She graduated from San Diego State in 1968 with a BA degree in Home Economics and a California Teaching Credential. She met Robert Henry in July 1967 while he was serving as a U. S. Navy dentist at Camp Pendleton. Within one month they knew they were right for each other and were married on March 23, 1968. One month later Bob received his surprise orders to Vietnam.  During his absence  Del taught at Crawford. Bob returned in June 1969 and they began their married life. In 1984 they moved to Central Oregon and had a private practice in La Pine. Bob treated patients while Del managed the office. Del retired in 1997 and began her volunteer work which continued until last year. Older sister Suzie  said Del was an “extremely active “ child growing up. But more than that, Del loved being of service to others. She was always ready with a big smile and had a sweet, kind and gentle nature to make someone’s life a little better.

Barbara Kiloh Rubin

Barbara passed away peacefully December 19, 2017.  She worked as an Administrative Aide for the San Diego City Schools and, after retirement, enjoyed her children and grandchildren.  She is survived by sister Laura Kiloh Petretta '66 and brother Kirk '69.  Her children Dan and Lisa Rubin are also Crawford graduates.

Sandra Lee Kramer

February 8, 1945 - February 21, 2022

Homecoming Queen Barbara Lamb

August 22, 1945 - January 9, 2005

Barbara MacNeil, her zeal as teacher inspired many others

Jack Williams, San Diego Union-Tribune, January 17, 2005

To meet the needs of special-education students, Barbara MacNeil refused to put limits on her time, her talents or her tenacity.
Long workdays were the norm owing to her growing responsibilities as a special-education administrator for the San Diego Unified School District and her roles on local, state and national advisory boards.
"Wherever she went, she recruited teachers or aides, anybody bright and unsure of what they wanted to do with their lives," said MarySue Glynn, director of special education for city schools. "She tried to talk them into being special educators."
Yet, for all her time-consuming projects, Dr. MacNeil rarely failed to engage her lighter side. On holidays, birthdays and special occasions, she would compose lyrics to the melodies of popular tunes and sing them with characteristic panache as a gift to her colleagues.
For her retirement party planned for the end of this school year in June, Dr. MacNeil had composed a tune patterned after the Cyndi Lauper hit "Time After Time."
Instead, it will be sung or read by others during a celebration of life for Dr. MacNeil scheduled for 1 p.m. January 29th at Francis Parker School.
Dr. MacNeil, who had undergone surgery December 3rd for congestive heart failure, died January 9th at Scripps Green Hospital. She was 59.
"Although she had a heart problem, nothing slowed her down – at work or at play," Glynn said. "Everything she did, she did hard."
Before being diagnosed in recent years with congestive heart failure, Dr. MacNeil twice overcame cancer – non-Hodgkins lymphoma in her 20s and throat cancer in her late 40s, Glynn said.
"When you first met Barbara, you could be intimidated by her passion, her verbal skills and her commitment," Glynn said, "but if you needed anything on a personal level, she would be right there. She nurtured her friends and was the first one to come to your side."
Dr. MacNeil's three decades with city schools began in the special-education classroom as a student teacher in 1974. It was apparent from her job interview that city schools had a gem in the making.
"Intelligent, poised, realistic, energetic – overall rating superior," wrote the administrator who interviewed her.
In 1981, Dr. MacNeil joined the administrative ranks, gradually expanding her role in a field in which she would receive national recognition.
She reviewed program grants for the federal government, edited and wrote for American Annals of the Deaf and developed strategies for the national Conference of Education Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf.
On the state level, she was co-chairwoman of the California Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Education Advisory Task Force. In 1999, the 16-member group published a report recommending that county offices of education should take the lead in coordinating statewide standards for such students.
As one who had overcome her own hearing impairment, partially through her lip-reading skills, Dr. MacNeil's compassion for special-education students ran deep.
Her experience as a student, however, was in mainstream classrooms.
Born Barbara Lamb in San Diego, she excelled academically and took music lessons as a youth.
After graduating 19th in her 800-student Crawford High School class, she earned a bachelor's degree in English and a master's in speech pathology and audiology at San Diego State University.
In 1986, she added a doctorate in education at the University of Southern California, with an emphasis on curriculum and instruction.
At city schools, her work ethic became legend, and she expected staff members to keep up.
"I never worked harder in my life, but I've never been prouder to work for somebody," said Stephen Sanders, a program diagnostic-resource teacher. "She was able to instill in all of us what was best for the kids, no matter what it took."
Within the last year, Dr. MacNeil had been involved in creating a pilot course in Braille for high schools, a preschool program for the visually impaired and a low-vision clinic, Sanders said.
Through it all, she promoted a family atmosphere in her ranks, which included nearly 300 teachers and teachers' aides.
"We all felt we were part of a family," Sanders said. "Anyone can be replaced, but I don't think there'll be another one like Barbara."
Survivors include her daughter, Erin Anne MacNeil of Salem, Ore.; mother, Ellen Lamb of San Diego; and sisters, Sue Ellen Smith and Cathy Wittmayer, both of San Diego.


Robert Lee


Mary Leiser Galer

October 2, 1945 – March 23, 2013

Mary passed away in Warrenton, Virginia. She was employed with the U.S. Government for 36 years, starting her career in San Diego with the General Services Administration. Mary worked at several other agencies, including the Department of Justice, Environmental Protection Agency, and the Department of Commerce. Mary’s government career included 21 years with the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. While at the State Department, Mary worked in the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations and the Office of Inspector General. Mary was also proud to have served overseas at the U.S. Embassy in Montevideo, Uruguay, from 1998 to 2001. In addition to California, Virginia, and Uruguay, Mary also lived in Sicily, Italy, and Seattle, Washington. Mary enjoyed shopping, antiques and artwork, dining out, and getting together with friends. Mary was predeceased by her sister Katherine “Katie” Leiser ’68.

Barbara LeSage Reemelin

May 2023

My husband Al and I were visiting San Diego and stopped by Spanish Village to see Barbara LeSage Reemelin.  We found out that Barbara had passed away two weeks earlier from a stroke while visiting her son in Hawaii.  She had a stroke a year ago February and was doing well after a long time in therapy -- Joan Hickey Stefl ’63

I met Barbara in an art class in the eighth grade. She was the best young artist in the class and even then a beauty.  She went on to become an accomplished artist in several modalities. She was varsity cheer leader and I was always pleased to see her cheering on the sidelines during my time on the basketball court. She will be missed by those who knew her -- Joe Hasenauer ’63

Barbara and I grew up three houses apart.  At home her mother always called her "Babette", her two older brothers Jacques and Giles were know in public as Jack and Giles.  They were a close-knit and loving family and they were ALL intelligent, creative individuals -- and all VERY good looking!!!  I have spent hours remembering Barbara and -- again -- CANNOT understand how she could pass away.  It’s heartbreaking,  even at this stage in our lives!  Ann Strzelecki Harding ’63


Jerry Lovelady

March 19, 1945 - March 31, 2023

Jerry attended the University of Redlands where he got a BA in History and a Teaching  Credential.  He taught K-6 for 35 years in the Chula Vista City School District. In addition to teaching, Jerry and another teacher read a book on home construction and built two houses in Idlewild -- bottom to top without additional help.  Jerry loved surfing and camping. In retirement Jerry puttered in the garden and with various house projects.  Jerry died of bile duct cancer.  He is survived by his wife Nancy, two children, and four grandchildren.  He met Nancy on a blind date at the home of Phil ’63 and Sharon Angus Piscopo ’64.  They became such good friends that they called themselves the Lovecopos.  Jerry’s first wife, Stefanie Bedillion ’63, passed away from ovarian cancer in 1977.  

Michael “Mickey” Lieberman

May 6, 1945 – August 18, 1992

My brother graduated from USC and became a captain in the army. He ultimately managed an insurance agency and had a daughter and a son. Mickey raised his family in Danville, California. He passed away from heart valve disease. His parents and three sisters miss him with all of our hearts. He was not just a “son” or a “brother” but our best friend -- Jyl Lieberman Martins '66

Bob MacFarlane

March 14, 1945 - June 29, 2006

My brother passed away suddenly. There was no warning, and the family -- as well as friends and associates -- are in shock with this death. He was a doctor specializing in addiction medicine. He did his internship at UCLA Harbor Medical Center in Los Angeles, and residency in neurosurgery at the Veterans Administration Hospital in La Jolla. He opened his private practice in the Hillcrest area of San Diego in 1987. He was founder and medical director and chairman of the board of Bethesda Recovery Center since 1987. He was medical director of Choices in Recovery in Vista since 1994. He was a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, the Narcotics Anonymous, where he gave service on the local, national and international level for almost 25 years. He leaves behind his wife Jeanne, daughter Katy, stepson Andy and stepdaughter Trayce, in addition to his older brother Don '60 and myself -- Jean Groves

Mark Mann

Al Marko

February 1, 1945 - March 2, 2015

Al passed away peacefully from malignant melanoma. He was born in St. Paul, MN and moved to San Diego in 1957. He served in the Coast Guard from 1965 to 1971. He was a proud member of Sheet Metal Union 206 for 46 years and retired in 2002. He leaves behind, among others, his brother Tom ’70. His sister Susan Marko McArdle ’75 preceded him in death.

Lois Markov French

January 31, 1946 – June 6, 2002

Wife of Michael, mother of Stephen and Shane, aunt to Don and John and my sister, Lois died from complications of lupus. She loved life, loved living in Las Vegas, where she passed away, and is missed by all of us – Janice Markov Dempsey

Shirley Marquette Aldridge

Shirley passed away August 17, 2021 due to complications from COPD

Harry Maulsby

Died in March 2003 after a 3-month battle with colon cancer

Karen Jo May George

February 6, 1946 - November 30, 2011

I just received the sad news that Karen Jo May passed away this morning.  She lived in Yuma AZ.  She had been my best friend since second grade.  Karen died of complications from a recent surgery.  Bbeing a devoted mother and grandmother was her vocation.  She moved to Yuma a couple of years ago after years in the cold, cold, cold of Michigan.  She was the most positive person I knew, who always stayed positive in the worst of situations and could find something in it to laugh about.  She used to sing on Tiny Town Ranch when it was on TV -- Jan Worrell Manietta '63

William McCallister

May 13, 1945 - September 12, 2023

Bill passed from complications during recovery from surgery in Los Angeles, California.  He leaves behind  wife Sasikarn and daughter Kimmie.  He was a highly-respected lawyer serving the community for many many years handling major cases as a Senior Public Defender in Los Angeles. Bill attended Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, graduating in 1967. Bill went through basic training with the US Army at Fort Benning and was about to go active when the Vietnam war ended. He worked briefly for the California Attorney General’s office in Los Angeles then spent the rest of his career in the LA County Public Defender’s office. He was an active member of the California State Bar until a few years ago. He lived for many years with his wife in their Mount Washington home. He loved sitting on the balcony with its views of Mount Baldy and the Pasadena hills -- Murray Kane ’63

Marilyn Medak

June 16, 1946 - April 29, 2012

Marilyn was born and raised in San Diego. She trained as a dental assistant and later a data processor, but due to illness could not stay in career. Marilyn made many friends and loved life. She is survived by her brother Steve and family.


Bevin Montgomery

February 27, 1945 - April 17, 2020

Bevin was preceded in death by his wife Sandra Taylor Montgomery ’64 in January 2019.  They lived in Kettle Falls, Washington and had lived in that area for many years.

My brother had one son who died 34 years ago in 1986. He also had one daughter, Tawnya, who lives in Virginia and has two daughters and one son. Tawnya and I buried Bevin’s ashes on a hill overlooking Evans ,Washington and the Columbia river, alongside His wife Sandy and his son Scott.  Sandy and Bevin were married for nearly 50 years -- Paul Montgomery ’60

Glenna Morrow Jacket

June 29, 1945 - June 6, 2015

Glenna died peacefully at home surrounded by family after a recurrence of lung cancer.

Yvonne Louise Morse Cowan

February 24, 1945 - September 1, 1989

Yvonne died of cancer. She married Ernie Cowan '62 and was the mother of three sons. The Cowans lived in Escondido.

Gilbert Navarro

October 6, 1944 - December 26, 2020

My brother Gil was born in Redlands, California. Our family moved to San Diego in the summer of 1950.  After high school graduation Gil  joined the United States Air Force, then returned to San Diego after his discharge.  He went to work for Pacific  Southwest Airlines until they were bought out by US Air, after which he retired.  He and his wife Irene loved traveling, and Gil loved camping, hunting and 4-Wheeling.  He is survived by Irene, his daughter and son-in-law, Andrea and Kevin Keating and me --  Christine Navarro Hayes '61


Earl “Sonny” Neal

February 27, 1945 - February 27, 2022

Sonny passed away in La Pine, Oregon.  He was a Vietnam Veteran, a Hells Angel, and just a Good Guy.  Sonny was proud to be included on the Alpine Veterans Wall of Honor.  R.I.P. (Ride/Rest in Peace) brother -- Your brother, Al

Sonny Neal and his family lived above us, meaning our backyards were connected.  The Neal family and the Strzelecki family were also on the same telephone "party line"! So if we wanted to talk to Carolyn or Wanda Sue or Sonny, we would just keep picking up the phone until someone was on it and ask for our friend to come to the phone.  Mrs. Neal was "old school" and she baked bread and Parker House rolls EVERYDAY!!!  My brother Skee, our next door neighbor David Swinington and Sony Neal had epic mud ball fights and vinegar/baking soda rocket get-togethers at the back fence -- like for years!!! Rest in peace, Sonny, I won't ever forget you!
Ann Strzelecki Harding


Larry Newport

Larry Newport was killed on April 22, 1966 in an army transport plane crash in Ardmore, Okla. He was enroute from Fort Ord to Fort Benning, GA to begin Green Beret training -- Barbara Earley Powell '64

Tim O'Rourke

February 16, 1946 - July 25, 1988

Tim died of muscular dystrophy. He was a good friend -- Henry Fuentes

Jeanne Pritchard Skerko

December 7, 1945 - November 29, 2004

My mother died of lung cancer while living in Denver.  Before living in Denver, she lived in northern California.  Jeanne was a tax accountant and had her own business, Tax Magic, then did some other accounting work.  I'm sorry to say that we weren't close, particularly the last 10 years of her life -- Kim Skerko Orth

Bonnie Rademaker

September 3, 1945 - December 17, 1996

Stanley Reed

March 8, 1945 - November 6, 1990

Passed away in 1990 after a long bout with depression


Mary Ann Roskos Roffelsen

Mary Ann passed away peacefully in her husband Harry's loving arms after a brief illness on December 12, 2016.  Ann was born in Cleveland, Ohio and moved with her parents and older brother Drew to San Diego in 1946.   She attended Montezuma and Hardy Elementary Schools, Horace Mann Junior High and Crawford. Ann was a vivacious and spirited high school student involved in many activities including being elected Senior Class President in 1963.  Ann is preceded in death by her brother Drew and survived by her sisters Susie Mardon, Carol Roskos, Kathy Selover and Andrea Scheve,

Dennis Rubin

Tom Rubin ’66 let me know his brother died peacefully in his sleep on September 1, 2018 -- Eric Selten ’64

Karen Sather Lange Woen

November 5, 1945 - April 22, 2012

It is with much sadness that I report the death of Karen Anne Sather. I do not know the details of her death, but she had been ill with Crohn’s Disease for a number of years -- Joan Sanders Minnick

Jeffrey Schriebman

May 6, 1944 - December 20, 2021

My brother was a well known and respected optician and a talented self-taught musician.  He was the lead guitarist for the popular San Diego band  The Royalites who made several recordings featured on 1960s San Diego radio stations -- Bob Schriebman ’60

William Glenn Secrist

February 8, 1945 - January 1, 1977

Carol Sessions Hoyt

July 20, 1945 - July 25, 2003

Bill Simpson

Bill passed away May 30, 2024.  As a Crawford Colt, he lettered in track and wrestling.  He joined the San Diego Fire Department in 1966 and rose through the ranks to become a captain.  He served as a firefighter for 35 years.  Bill loved to hike the Sierras with friends and family and made annual trips which together covered over one thousand miles of mountain trails. He also loved to snow ski with his family near Lake Tahoe and travel with his wife Margaret to many places around the world.  He is survived by his wife Margaret, daughter Brigette, son Travis, stepson Justin, grandchildren Ryan, Gage, Sophia, Jacob, Max, and Cael and brother Ron.

Thomas Slater

September 6, 1944 - November 13, 2009

James L. Smith

December 10, 2018

My husband passed away peacefully on my birthday in my loving arms from end of life Parkinson’s Disease.  He will be greatly missed by me and his family and friends.  He is finally at peace -- Cindy Smith

Dianne Snow McCance

January 23, 1944 - February 27, 2002

Passed away from lung cancer

Jo Anne Souza Roberts

September 19, 1945 - August 19, 1991


Ross Stone

August 26, 1947 — March 29, 2023

A lifetime resident of San Diego, Ross passed away peacefully at home.  He was in the first graduating class at UCSD, where he went on to earn a PhD in Applied Physics.  Over his career in Electrical Engineering and Radio Science he impacted industry, consulting, and research in antennas, propagation and related technologies.  He was a key person in the international scientific community, active in many societies, which led to extensive world travel.  He was Assistant Secretary General of the Union of Radio Scientists International in charge of publishing.  Ross was sensitive to the needs of young scientists and was committed to serve and educate the next generation of students and engineers.

Dennis Stout

December 5, 1944 - May 13, 2012

Dennis passed away in Fort Payne, Alabama where he made his home. He is survived by his wife Celia Arroyo Stout, daughter Aydena, and two grandchildren. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army

Virginia Stout Jurkovich

November 27, 1945 - August 20, 2001

My sister Virginia died of cancer. "Ginger" was survived by her four children, two grand-children, mother, brother and sister. Ginger was blessed with a sweet and gentle spirit. She is missed -- Marie Stout ‘62

Gary Sweany
(No photo in yearbook)

August 27, 1945 - March 16, 2007

Christopher Paul Thomas

September 28, 1945 - December 17, 2009

My half-brother Chris passed away of severe diabetes at
La Mesa Convalescent Hospita
l -- Dennis Thomas '61

Sharon Thornton Jojola

May 5, 1944 - April 24, 2002

Sharon died April 24, 2002 in Englewood, Colorado from a blood clot in the brain and dehydration brought on by complications from diabetes -- Kay Mullikin Hustad '62

Donald Tineo

June 19, 1945 - February 18, 2015

Raised in San Diego, CA but resident of Roswell, NM since 2006, The “Tinman” grew up with a love for surfing the California and Baja waves. Don had an appreciation of nature and the outdoors and that was reflected in the beautiful gardens he grew over the years. Don developed a passion for cycling and now has thousands of miles of open roads, as well as many races, under his belt. His natural artistic talent shone bright when he picked up oil painting during his years in Roswell, painting many scenes from his travels as well as portraits of dear friends. Barns, valleys and desert landscapes were a few of his favorite subjects. Don’s favorite saying was “Every day is a gift -- that’s why they call it the present” and that rings true to how he lived. A favorite pastime of Don’s was taking long drives, exploring the back roads and tiny towns along the way. Drive on, drive on, drive on the blue highways. He formed friendships everywhere he went and all who knew him were touched by his generosity, humor, honesty, kindness, loyalty and strength of character. Don is survived by, among others, his sister Jennifer Tineo Graham ’66.


Alfred Tone

  March 2, 1946 - February 3, 1966

Patricia Troy

September 27, 1945 - January 26, 2013

Patricia was born in Pittsburgh, PA and moved to San Diego as a young girl. She married Robert Perry in 1963. They had two daughters. She worked as a pre-school teacher and bookkeeper. She later married John Hill. Despite many infirmities, she had a hearty zest for life and a robust laugh. She was an avid reader, puzzle worker and needlecrafter.

Craig Ulak

Sadly, I’m letting you know that one of my very best friends, Craig Ulak ’63, passed away on July 28th, 2019.  During my Senior Year at Crawford I got to know Craig via my friendship with Bruce Griffith.   I have known Bruce since the 6th grade at Euclid Elementary.  Craig, Bruce and I have been best friends since then.  Craig grew up on 49th Street just a few houses down from his then best buddy, Ken Burns, who was in my graduating class.  Lynn Elliott also lived nearby. Craig had a younger sister, Joanne.  Craig and I shared an apartment after I graduated from SDSU.  Craig’s mother, Dorothy, introduced me to my future wife Margie, in 1968.  Craig moved to Las Vegas, worked in the casinos as a pit boss, and got his degree from UNLV.  One of Craig’s co-workers introduced him to his cousin, Carol, who was visiting from New Jersey.  After a long-distance courtship, they married, and moved to New Jersey.  One winter was enough for Craig, and they came back to San Diego.  They bought a house on Estrella Avenue, just one street over, and a couple blocks down from his childhood home on 49th Street.  Craig and Carol had three boys, Ryan, Evan, and Jason.  In 1991, they purchased a home in Encinitas, and have maintained that same residence.  Ryan now resides in Denver, and Evan and Jason live in the San Diego area.  A few years ago, Craig was diagnosed with heart and breathing issues, and he was on medications. About a week before Craig’s death, he was hospitalized for a series of tests related to his breathing and heart issues. Shortly before his death Craig’s condition weakened significantly.  Because Craig’s grandmother lived into her 90s, his dad into his 80s, Bruce and I always thought he would outlive the both of us -- but, you never know!  Craig will be sorely missed by his many, many friends. He was a wonderful husband, dad, and a very good friend -- Larry Guske ’62

Robert Vigil

August 29, 1945 - March 7, 2007

Robert was my brother-in-law, and Rose Vigil’s brother. Rose and I have been married for 38 years. Robert had lived in Clearlake California for nineteen years. He suffered a stroke and then pneumonia. He fought a good fight, and this last year we were able to be with him during his hospital stays. He always gave life his best, and became frustrated at times that his body would not let him do what he desired too. But he came to peace within himself and was grateful for what he had.
Rose arranged a wonderful service that was held at his church, which he was active in. It was a packed house, and everyone stayed for the reception. A lot of wonderful things were said by those who loved him, and what a great thing for his family to hear. We learned of his life these last years and saw how many lives he had impacted in a loving way. I have included the link for his guest book, which is open to all. As Robert would say " Know That You're Loved ".
-- Steve Mueller ‘66

Yvette “Muriel” Vires

October 8, 1944 - May 13, 1990


Sue Vreeland

Sue passed away August 23, 2017 after heart surgery.   The following is excerpted from an obituary in the Union-Tribune written by John Wilkins.

In 1971, a young high school English teacher named Susan Vreeland visited the Louvre and exited with a pledge to make art her life’s companion – “to fill my mind with rich, glorious, long-established culture wrought by human desire, daring and faith.” Once filled, her mind spun out a string of novels about artists, several of which became New York Times best sellers, and made her into one of San Diego’s most admired authors.
Born in Wisconsin, Mrs. Vreeland grew up in North Hollywood, where trips to the library with her father, an aviation production manager, introduced her to the poetry of Robert Louis Stevenson, to the short stories of Guy de Maupassant, and to the power of words.
“I was a too-sensitive child,” she would later write, “unable to distinguish between truth and fiction, prone to nightmares, gouged by cruelty.” Parental attempts at soothing her – “It’s only a story” – carried little weight then and would strike her as ironic later, after her own literary career took hold. From her mother came a love of the visual arts, passed down through relatives who painted portraits and landscapes.
The family moved to San Diego and shortly after, when Mrs. Vreeland was 12, a neighbor going out of town on a trip asked her to water the plants. The neighbor was Harriet Haskell, an English professor at San Diego State. Her house had art books, pottery and weavings, and they filled the young visitor with a sense of exotic wonder that decades later she turned into one of her first published short stories.
At SDSU, Mrs. Vreeland surrounded herself with books, majoring in literature and minoring in library science. In 1969, she started teaching English and spent 30 years in the classrooms at Madison and University City high schools.
She also started writing newspaper and magazine articles about art, culture and travel and eventually penned 250 of them. But the idea of writing a whole book intimidated her until a friend suggested she take it one step at a time: “Can you write a chapter?”
Her first novel, “What Love Sees,” came out in 1988 and told the story of Forrest and Jean Holly, a blind couple who raised four children on a ranch in Ramona. It was turned into a TV movie in 1996.
“Girl in Hyacinth Blue,” which traces a purported Vermeer painting across the centuries and through the lives of the people who owned it, was published in 1999, while the author was battling lymphoma. It was a Times’ bestseller and later a Hallmark Hall of Fame TV movie.
“True to the spirit of Vermeer, Vreeland uses art as a vehicle for capturing special moments in the lives of ordinary people,” Booklist said in its review. “True, too, to Vermeer’s legacy, she creates art that brings a unique pleasure into the lives of ordinary readers.”
Six more books followed, including “The Passion of Artemisia” in 2002, about an Italian Baroque painter; “Luncheon of the Boating Party” (2007), about Renoir; and “Clara and Mr. Tiffany” (2011), about the artist behind the leaded-glass lamps. All were Times’ best sellers. Her books were translated into more than 26 languages.

Zeller Waymire

August 27, 1944 - January 10, 2023

Zeller passed away in Flinders Medical Centre Bedford Park, South Australia.  Zeller served a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Australia.   He always said it was the best two years of his life.  Zeller returned to Australia after his mission and worked for Alcoa Australia before becoming a pilot for the Australian Royal Flying Doctor Service.   To do this he had to become a nurse.  Zeller loved to fly and was John Wayne’s personnel  pilot.  He also shuttled planes for the U. S. government to Vietnam during the Vietnam War -- Maureen Waymire

Carol Wellington Bennett

February 4, 1945 - August 15, 2013

Dear Mom, Thanks For The Memories

An homage from Carol's son Jeffree

Donna Wentz

February 3, 1946 - April 25, 1980


Donald Weim

February 13, 1946 - November 12, 2021

San Diego Native Don Weim, who had been impaired with Alzheimers since 2015, passed away from Covid 19.  Don's youth was spent as a typical boy in the ‘50s and ‘60s: Boy and Cub Scouts, delivering papers for the then twice daily delivery of Union and Daily Tribune.  He graduated with a BA from SDSU.  In the early ‘70s he began his career in the insurance industry as a claims adjuster.  Throughout his career, he always kept his black roller pen in his left shirt pocket. He was widely known for his Weim-isms: "I'm working half days now -- 6 to 6".   His main love of life was rebuilding Ford hot rods. He was a member of San Diego Prowlers.  His claim to fame was painting a Porsche for George Bullington of Bully’s Restaurants.  His final project, which took 32 years to complete, was a 1954 Ford F100.  He was most comfortable with a cigar in his mouth and wearing Hawaiian shirts.

Ilja Weinrieb

February 9, 1946 – June 13, 2020

Ilja was born in Amsterdam, Holland, nine months after the end of World War II.  His parents survived the Holocaust by hiding in the Dutch countryside. They came to Buffalo, New York in 1949 to be near relatives in Toronto.  He attended Bennett High School, where he met Pamela Stecker, who was one class year behind him. When his family moved to San Diego, he graduated from Crawford.  When he returned to Buffalo, he enrolled in the University at Buffalo and married Pam in 1967.  He was accepted as a fellow at Harvard University, where he served his residency and clinical fellowship.  He took his post-doctoral fellowship in gastroenterology at Yale University’s Yale New Haven Hospital.  He served in the Army with the rank of major at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where he was head of the Immunology Section in the Department of Gastroenterology and an attending physician.  He was one of the physicians aboard Walter Reed’s medical bus at the inauguration of President Jimmy Carter in 1977.  Dr. Weinrieb returned to Buffalo in 1978 and began a solo practice. More than 5,000 patients visited his office before he retired in March.  A voracious reader, he spoke and read Dutch, German and Yiddish.

Janice Wilkerson Ziemann

November 7, 1944 - May 29, 2012

Janice died due to complications from diabetes and kidney failure. She was born in San Diego.. On August 21, 1971 she married Samuel Ziemann and they were transferred with the Navy to Bremerton, Washington in 1978. She worked her career in Food Service; first at Naval Base Bangor, then at Fred Meyer in Bremerton and the Red Apple in Bremerton, retiring in 2002 to concentrate on her health.

Doug Wied

Doug passed away on May 29, 2020, in Ventura, CA, surrounded by his children.   He was editor of the school paper at Crawford, and earned a BA in history from the University of California, Berkeley.  After college, Doug entered the United States Navy Reserve and attended Officer Candidate School in Newport, RI.  He served aboard the USS Duluth (LPD-6) during the Vietnam War and was discharged at the rank of Lieutenant.  While stationed in San Diego, Doug met Christine Goscinski, and they married in February 1971. They moved to Lodi in 1977, where they raised their family, before moving to Ventura in 2006.   Doug's career in banking and as a trust officer spanned 42 years.    Doug had a tremendous love of music and musical performance. In his youth, he played saxophone in the Bonham Brothers Boys Band in San Diego. He was a great supporter of the Stockton Symphony Association, serving on its board and as its president. He also sat on the board of the New West Symphony and was a past president of the Ventura Music Festival.   In late 2019, Doug was diagnosed with an aggressive cancer, which contributed to his passing.

Patricia “Penny” Williksen Sawitski

September 4, 1945 - October 1, 2012

Penny was born in San Diego and passed away in Wheeling, West Virginia. Patricia was a salesperson by trade. She was a member of St. Joseph's Cathedral in Wheeling. She enjoyed volunteering at the church, being outdoors, music and lending a helping hand to anyone in need.
She is survived by her husband Alan, brother Al Williksen ’66 and sister Roberta Williksen Carlton ’60.

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

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