Class of 1964 Obituaries

Sharon Michele Angus Piscopo

September 13, 1946 - May 22, 2014

She was a graduate of San Diego State University in Education. She taught elementary school in Missouri, Colorado, and Arizona.  Sharon was survived by her husband, Phil Piscopo ’63, brother Steve; daughter and son-in-law, Holly and Todd Piscopo Williams, and grandson, Wiley; son and daughter-in-law, Dominic and Kate Piscopo, grandson, Odin, and granddaughter, Violet.

I was saddened to learn that Sharon Angus, my beloved classmate from Euclid School, Horace Mann, and Crawford passed away. She was married to Phil Piscopo '63 -- Barbara Earley Powell '64


Earl Asbury

August 13, 1946 - January 11, 2021

My friend of sixty years has recently passed due to complications of Covid-19.  Earl was a good friend, and an avid hot rodder and fisherman.  After graduation he joined the San Diego Police Department  and later went on to manage a local Chevrolet Dealership for over 30 years.  He is survived by his daughter Danielle and girlfriend Bessie Cassion.  I will miss him dearly -- Barry Penn ’64

 Evelyn Balderman Hutt

December 18, 1946 - October 23, 1991

Evie died after a four-year battle with lymphoma. She had four young children that were ages four to nine when she died. Her children are now in high school and college--and doing beautifully. She was married to Larry Hutt. Their home was in Santa Monica and both she and her husband were attorneys in Los Angeles. After graduating from UCLA, Evie taught high school in East LA. She then traveled throughout Mexico, Europe and North Africa. She went back to school and graduated from UCLA School of Law and soon became a partner in a major LA law firm. She was always a wonderful sister, wife and mother and truly a most amazing woman. She is deeply missed -- Gail Balderman Covitt '62

Judy Bale Pitts

My wife passed away February 13, 2013. I know she enjoyed your newsletter -- Gary Pitts

Lee Baleme

January 14, 1947 - July 28, 1973

Gary Beckham

My brother passed away September 11, 2021 -- Nona Beckham Eichelberger

Ken Benson

October 19, 1946 - August 13, 2022

After graduation from high school Ken went to Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas and became a minister.  After a few years, he served in the U. S. Air Force at Fort Ord for four years while attending medical school and became a urologist.  He had private practices in both Brenham, Texas and then Brownwood, Texas.  He then moved to Lubbock, Texas where he retired in 2014 when he was no longer able to operate and practice due to ALS.  Survivors include his sisters Kathryn Benson Billing ’67, Kristina Benson Cosgrove ’71, and Kerri Benson Tweed ‘72

Betty Jeane Black Schwetz

December 24, 1946 -- February 25, 2005

She was born in San Diego and worked for the California Department of Motor Vehicles. Survivors include her husband, John Schwetz; son, Jason Schwetz; and sister, Janice McKeon.

Stephen "Beanie" Bonwell

Steve passed away on Friday, November 22, 2013. His survivors are his wife, Robbi of 47 years, his children Joe and Jennifer, his granddaughters Kasey, Taylor, Kaitlin, and Kylie, and his brother Bill '67

Jeanne Boscow Iturri

Shelly Forester sends word that her aunt Jeanne died of cancer April 17, 2017

Archie Brack

January 25, 1946 - February 14, 2009

My husband Archie had been ill for six years. We both have enjoyed your newsletter and thank you for all the work you put into it. -- Janet Lee Brack ‘69

Sherry Brown

Sherry Bruce Schatzle

November 16, 1946-June 18, 2003

Sherry Jean Schatzle, 56, was born in San Diego and was a credential analyst at San Diego State University. Survivors include her husband, Stephen; daughter, Kathleen Wolsfeld, of San Jose; son, Gregory of San Diego; mother, Marie Bruce; and sister, Helen Ireland of Santee.

John Callaham

December 2, 1945 - May 10, 1968

Local Soldier Listed Killed in Viet Action -- Army Cpl. John M. Callaham Jr., 22, of San Diego, was killed by enemy rocket shrapnel while he was on combat duty May 10 in the Ah Shau Valley in Vietnam, the Defense Department reported yesterday in Washington. Callaham participated in junior league baseball and was a member of the local Colt League all-star team.  At Crawford High School he played varsity football, which he also play while attending Mesa College for two years.  In October 1966, Callaham enlisted in the Army.  He volunteered for duty in Vietnam and was assigned there in September 1967 with the 101st Airborne Division.

Read News Articles About John

Leonard Campbell

March 14, 1946 - December 11, 2014

Janice Casteel Mills

May 12, 1947 - November 11, 2014

Janice was born in San Diego and passed away in Marysville, Ohio. She was a retired associate of the Navy Exchange where she worked for many years as a retail buyer. Her job included many journeys throughout the world. She was an active volunteer at La Maestra health care center for women in San Diego. Known for her active spirit, she enjoyed dancing, swimming, basket weaving, traveling and spending time with family and friends.  She is survived by, among others, her sister Lenore Casteel Mosteller ’67, brother James Casteel ’69, two children, seven grandchildren and a great-grandson.

James Cline

August 13, 1945 – December 9, 2003

He was born in San Diego and was a warehouse manager. He served in the Marines during the Vietnam War.

Gene Colker

November 16, 1946 - January 11, 2002

Gene died in the Marshall Islands, where he had lived for about fifteen years – David Shannahoff-Khalsa ‘66

John Collura

October 12, 1946 - July 15, 1999

John was a member of the Rancho Santa Fe Polo Club and
died of a heart attack while participating in the sport he loved.

Mike Collura

October 17, 1945 - September 22, 2004

My Uncle Mike passed away at his San Diego home of a liver hemorrhage (we don’t know why -- but not alcohol related) at the age of 59. I "inherited" his senior yearbook, and can see he was well-liked, and thought you would want to know. He is survived by his sister Lucy Collura Hebb '65 – my mom -- Jennifer Hebb Kay '89

Richard Couch

June 12, 1946 - January 26, 2013

Richard was predeceased by his wife and classmate Jean Klock


Joe Cullen

April 15, 1946 - September 13, 2002

Joe was born in San Diego and was a communications technician for Pacific Bell Telephone Co. He served in the Army during the Vietnam War.

Jerry Cullins
(No photo in annual)

May 13, 1946 - December 5, 2019

Jerry left Crawford at the end of his Junior year in 1963 and joined the U. S. Air Force.  After leaving the Air Force he completed law enforcement training and served as a police officer with San Diego Police Department.  Some years later he went to work with the Brawley School District where he provided student counseling until retiring to Vista to be near family.  He fought a courageous battle with lung cancer, accepted his fate and passed peacefully with his wife by his side -- Ken Daly

Richard Degen

July 16, 1946 - May 5, 2012

Richard succumbed to cancer.  He's survived by his daughter Ashley, a source of particular joy and happiness to him.  He maintained communications with many of his Crawford friends over all these decades.  He was widely loved and appreciated by those many friends from boyhood until now.  He was one of the good ones, and will be missed -- Eric Selten '64

Bill De Hass

June 26, 1946 - July 18, 1976


John Dovey

November 8, 1946 - May 18, 2014

A lifelong San Diegan, John worked in the food industry as a produce manager. When he wasn't working, he was most likely camping with a fishing pole in hand or cruising around the sand dunes in his "little red car". John suffered from cancer and other illnesses for several years without a complaint until ultimately he couldn't hang on any longer. He is survived by his siblings Judy Dovey Watkins ’60 and William Dovey, Jr

Donald Draper

April 14, 1945 - May 6, 1984


Rodney Dunbar

June 25, 1945 - November 4, 2011

A San Diego native, Rod served three tours in Vietnam and was very proud of his Air Force search and rescue work. He retired from the U.S. Air Force after 22 years. He passed away in Norfolk, VA from cancer.

John Dunbar

I just wanted to let you know that my dad died March 31, 2015 -- Amber Dunbar-Truehart

Rim Dungey

April 12, 1946 - August 26, 1967

Rim Casts A Long Shadow
A poem from a friend

Rim Dungy was one of the “older” Colts of our neighborhood we younger kids looked up to. Most of us were 5-6 years younger. It was easy for us as young teenagers to see he was different than most of the other guys…he was always patient and looking out for us younger Colts to be. He will always be missed --Don Rogers ’69

On our summer trip in 2018, we stopped at the Vietnam Memorial. I did a rubbing of ‘64 classmate Rim Dungey’s name on the wall -- Carlene Smelko Malin

Michael Falconer

July 11, 1946 - December 12, 2016

In his youngest years, Mike lived in North Dakota until his family moved permanently to San Diego.  He lettered in football and wrestling while at Crawford. Mike was inducted into the army August 27, 1968, serving in the Vietnam as part of the CO B 2/12TH 1ST CAV (AM) USARV.  He received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Metal, Vietnam Campaign Metal, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Bronze Star Medal W/V Device (2ND OLC), ATP Medal, Army Commendation Medal W/V Device, and the Purple Heart.  After his discharge from the Army, Mike worked at Lamco Industries for several years.  Mike then ventured into carpentry work.  In 1976, Mike married Elizabeth Nunnally and together they had a son, James Michael Falconer.  Mike and Elizabeth later separated in 1980.  Mike continued working as a carpenter in the San Diego area until his move to Concrete, WA in 1990.  In 1991, Mike married his current wife Lisa and raised Lisa’s daughter, Talia Rae Hill, as his own daughter.  In 1991, their daughter, Megan Lanae Falconer was born.  The family has remained in Concrete.

John Patrick "Jack" Fares

Jack passed away November 1, 2016.  Jeanne Fares reports that her brother had been diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia the previous April.  She noted that Jack led a healthy lifestyle, always striving to stay physically fit and was at the height of his adult fitness when this senseless, awful disease attacked.


Greg Finley

February 15, 1947 - November 2, 2020

After Crawford Greg went to San Diego State, where he was a dedicated TKE and recorded albums with his band Little Joe and the Mustangs.  He ran Finley's House of Carpets until his early retirement in 1997. In retirement Greg played trumpet at watering holes around town.  Greg's lifelong gift for friendship meant his untimely diagnosis with Alzheimer's reverberated through a wide circle. Throughout his battle, he kept his kindness, charisma, and humor, and he never stopped loving music, dancing in the kitchen with his wife of 18 years, Ann Marie.

Robert Fortin

March 12, 1945 - June 13, 2015

Bob worked as an art teacher for over 35 years in San Diego with most of his time spent at Crawford and Hoover High Schools. His teaching extended to his sons where he enjoyed his time coaching their various youth sports teams. He was an avid fan of the Padres and Chargers and also loved to bowl. Bob is survived by, among others, his sister Merrilee Fortin Newport ’65.

I am traveling in Asia but do read the San Diego Union-Tribune on line and was saddened to see that a Crawford class of 1964 member and fellow high school teacher Bob Fortin had died. Rob's wife of 42 years, Christine,  died  less than three weeks earlier. Rob was one of the Catholic boys I attended weekly catechism classes with during high school.  He was also an outstanding hurdler  (below) -- Maurice Barringer '64

 "Congratulations to Bob Fortin, Crawford's speedy high hurdler.  Bob broke the school record for the 120-yard high hurdles, which he had set last year, by streaking to a 14.7 seconds victory in the Eastern League track preliminaries.  The old record was 15.1 seconds.  What added to the feat was the fact that Bob beat Lincoln's Jimmy Fox, one of the top hurdlers in  the county."
Tom Mangione, for "The Pacer" May 21, 1964

Robin Fraine

November 1, 1946 - July 11, 1991

Cynthia Ann Free Sutherland

August 17,1946 - September 14, 2001

Cindy passed away due to a brain aneurism at Grossmont Hospital. She was married to Sam Sutherland for 32 years and had two sons, Douglas and Dennis

Read about the rock that smashed Cindy's house

Anita Friedman Allen
(No photo in yearbook)

March 21, 1946 - October 15, 2021

Anita's family moved to Palo Alto after her Junior Year.


Guy Gilbreth

November 5, 1946 - April 30, 1987

My brother died in San Diego. He is buried at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery on Point Loma. He served in Viet Nam as an Army Corporal from 1967 to 1969. He was a Safeway store manager from 1972 to 1976 and Safeway truck driver from 1976 to 1985 -- Chuck Gilbreth '66

Daniel Gilmour

July 19, 1946 – January 12, 2010

Dan served in the Army during Vietnam and was a communications technician for AT&T afterwards. He moved his family to Nevada in 1980. An avid gardener, he earned his Master Gardener Certification from the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and volunteered countless hours to the program. Daniel was a dedicated fan of the UNLV Rebels, the San Diego Padres and Chargers. He is survived by his wife Faye Evola Gilmour ’66, sons Daniel, Dominic, David and Douglas; and sister Donna West of San Diego.

Donald Graham

November 10, 1946 - May 13, 2016

Don died in Sandpoint Idaho after a courageous battle with ALS. Don was born in Mercer, Pennsylvania. In 1950 the family moved to San Diego. Don attended Mesa College, followed by four years in the Air Force where he fought in Vietnam. While stationed in Cheyenne Wyoming he met his first wife Kathy at the Library. They were married on February 14th, 1969 and resided in Longmont Colorado. They raised their daughters Jami and Keri there. He loved doing things together with the girls, and was a great coach to Keri and her softball team for years. Kathy fought a courageous battle with breast cancer, with Don by her side the whole way, but sadly lost that fight. Don was a long time employee of the Gates Corporation. Don is survived by his second wife Andrea.


William Graham

Bill died March 1, 2018 in Honolulu following heart surgery.  In 1969 he went to Majuro, in the Marshall Islands, as a Peace Corps Volunteer.   He met and married Risi Langrine in 1971 and made the Marshall Islands his home.  In his obituary in the Marshall Islands Journal, it said he “spent over three decades of his life fighting for nuclear testing justice for Marshall Islanders”.  He died on the 64th anniversary of the Bravo hydrogen bomb test at Bikini Atoll.

Larry Greenwood

Larry passed away June 29, 2019 according to Ed Pease.

Rick Gross

November 16, 1946 - July 18, 2013

Rick moved to the Oak Park neighborhood at four years old and attended Oak Park Elementary, Horace Mann Junior High, and Crawford. Rick was active in Oak Park Little League and Sunset Pony League, becoming an accomplished pitcher. On August 1, 1960, he pitched his dream game against Encanto Pony League: no hits, no runs, no errors -- and his own home-run won the game for Sunset. Rick was a survivor of the Vietnam War, having served in the U.S. Army, 335th Transport Company, Task Force Oregon, from 1964 to 1967. After the service, Rick returned to San Diego where he worked at various automotive parts businesses until moving to Northern California. There he worked in the metal fabrication and metal supply industries, ending his working years in the industrial ceramics business. A self-taught and talented artist, Rick created many beautiful oil paintings in the Impressionist style. He also expressed his remarkable artistic talent in charcoal and pencil drawing. Excelling at any sport he played, golf became Rick's consuming passion. He was a low handicap golfer, and was particularly proud of the enviable scores he posted at Pebble Beach. Rick's life came full circle when he returned to live in the family home in San Diego, where he passed away peacefully.

Rick had a lot of medical problems and they all combined and finally took him away . He was a Viet Nam survivor and was in the army air force and did pilot some.   I knew Rick since we were about three years old.  He moved to the San Francisco area about 35 years ago and, about two years ago, returned to San Diego and bought the family house from his sister when their mom passed away.   He will be missed dearly.   He will be cremated and wanted his ashes buried in the sand in Hawaii.-- Mike Abbott ’65  

Michael Hillan

Thought you may want to know that Michael passed away October 4, 2011.  I do not have much information other than an email I received from his son Patrick.-- Betty McCoy Cook '64

Norma Hoyal

December 27, 1946 - cannot find death date


Tom Jarrard

December 8, 1946 – May 28, 1998


Bob Johnson

July 7, 1946 - November 16, 2022

Bob was born at the Brooklyn Naval Ship Yard in New York.  He graduated from San Diego State in 1968.  From there he joined the United States Air Force and became a C-141 cargo jet pilot. He was active duty until 1975, but stayed in the reserves until 1992.  During this 23 ½ years he flew in Viet Nam and Desert Storm, and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel.   Bob married Jan on February 5, 1972, and they had fifty wonderful years before his sudden death.  He flew twenty years with Southwest Airlines and, once retired in 2006, spent his time golfing, skiing, glider flying, and traveling.


Linda Kassel Thacher

June 5, 1946 - November 30, 2020

Born in Berkeley, CA, Linda moved to San Diego at a young age.  She attended SDSU and was member of Kappa Delta Sorority.  She received her Bachelor and Masters of Education degrees. She also held a Reading Specialist Credential.   Linda became Mrs. Glen B. Thacher on December 20, 1968, a marriage of 37 years.  Her first job offer followed from Hall Elementary School. She enjoyed a 34.5 year career there and spent the rest of her life in El Cajon.  She is survived by her sister Laurie Kassel ’71, extended Kassel and Thacher family, and many lifelong friends.

Robert A. Kennedy, Jr

Bob died of a massive stroke on September 17, 2010. He was raised by a military family and spent part of his youth living in Japan, Hawaii, France, and then later in the San Diego area. After Crawford High he went on to earn a degree at San Diego State. He immediately joined the US Air Force, serving with distinction and earning several medals for bravery in action in Vietnam. He later left the Air Force and developed a career in house renovation and restoration. Towards the end of his life he lived in Salisbury, North Carolina, and is survived by his partner Rennix Bernard. Bob will be remembered by many of us for his quick wit, his keen interest in classical music, his masterful ability to mimic our beloved high school teachers--and ultimately for his devotion to serving our country during a challenging time for all of us – Lauren Brown ‘64

Jean Klock Couch

October 25, 1946 - August 14, 2001

Jean was born in Syracuse, N.Y., and was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Richard Couch of Patagonia, Ariz.; daughters, Kimberly Applebaum and Julie Couch of San Diego; mother, Rene Klock of San Diego; and two grandchildren.

Dennis Kretch

December 26, 1946 - December 12, 2021


Cheryl Lawrence Duncan

September 6, 1946 - October 6, 1980


Wayne Lawson

January 22, 1946 - September 8, 1984

Daniel Leiker

Passed away July 22, 2015

Frederick R. A. Lewis

March 11, 1947 – August 8, 2008

Fred was born in Detroit, Michigan and moved to San Diego with his family in 1960. He graduated as a history major from San Diego State University. He enlisted in the Army, served in Airborne, and Special Forces, and retired as a Major from the U.S. Army Reserves. He also taught history, was a substitute teacher for the San Diego Public School System for eight years, and was an active member of All Souls' Episcopal Church in Point Loma.

Stephen James Lewis

September 17, 1946 - July 1, 1993

My brother was a remarkably good father and an exceptionally positive influence on his siblings.  He knew how to properly balance work and family.  He loved surfing and worked hard to return to the San Diego area after a few years spent in Sacramento.  The family thinks of him daily and misses him very much -- Dan Lewis ’62

Tom Lutz

April 8, 1946 - July 1, 2018

I have lost my “womb-bro”, best friend, and soul brother Tom.  My beloved twin lived in Santa Barbara and was courageously struggling for the last ten-plus years with COPD.  He had a good and happy life, and was always positive and optimistic about life’s highs and setbacks.   As an artist and jeweler for almost fifty years (Big Sur Design in Big Sur, Little Rock, and Santa Barbara), he designed and manufactured beautiful and enormously-appreciated jewelry enjoyed by many throughout the country.  Tom supported environmental and liberal political causes all his life, and was an avid and well-informed policy wonk. He was a very good and decent man and leaves a huge vacancy in all of our lives -- Bob Lutz ’64

Donna Maxey Webber

November 28, 1946 - January 15, 2020

Betty McCoy Cook

Dana Carr went looking for his childhood neighbor Betty McCoy on the internet.  "We moved to Michael Street the summer  I started Horace Mann. She lived on 55th Street," he wrote.  Sadly, Dana found a Facebook page that said Betty McCoy Cook passed away on September 22, 2016.  Her sister, Linda McCoy Petersen, confirms her passing.  "She passed peacefully, in her sleep, from cancer," said Linda.

Michelle McDonald

March 1, 1946 - July 1987

Vicky McVay Scherer

Vicky passed away peacefully on May 30, 2017.  Born in Australia, she grew up in San Diego and is survived by Sisters Sydney '65, Judy '66 and Georgia '70


Mike Meador

December 13, 1946 - April 11, 1997

I’m sad to say the San Diego Union-Tribune, April 22, 1997 published a lengthy obituary for Mike Meador. In part it reported: "He was a district retail manager for Home Base in Thousand Oaks when he died at age 50 of congestive heart failure April 11 in his Thousand Oaks home. Survivors include Mr. Meador’s wife of 27 years, Sue Ann; two daughter; two sons; two sisters and a brother." Mike was not only a classmate but his father Dr. James Meador was my grandmother’s physician and in 1966 delivered my sister’s first baby -- Dolores Schneider Moe '64


Robert Mitchell

Robert Mitchell passed away Saturday July 16, 2005 in Richmond, CA. Bob was a longtime resident of Marin County. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; his children, Sarah Bell and Christopher Mitchell; his father, Ward Mitchell; and his sister, Ann Mills.

Ken Montgomery

March 25, 1946 - August 18, 1992

Wayne Morgan

December 20, 1946 - March 14, 2016

A 40-year resident of Bullhead City, Arizona, Wayne passed away peacefully while surrounded by his loving family. He was born in San Diego, the only child of Mel and Lila Morgan. Wayne's early years were spent trap shooting, hunting and playing baseball. He went on to pitch at Crawford, where he was on the all-time Crawford Team. He graduated from San Diego State University in 1970 with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting. After moving to Bullhead City, Wayne and Karen enjoyed their leisure time boating and camping on the lake, off-roading in the desert, dove hunting, and playing cards with family and friends.


Sherry Mummey Anderson

January 27, 1946 - November 15, 2020

Sherry was born in Canton, Ill and moved to San Diego at age nine. She married the love of her life, Ken, in 1971. They raised four children, enjoying camping, exploring, entertaining and were very active in their church.

John Murphy

October 13, 1946 - June 21, 2015

My cousin John passed away at home in White City, Oregon with his daughter and sister at his side. He had heart problems but died of pancreatic cancer -- Nelson Moore ’61

Virginia Murrell Powell

February 4, 1947 – April 30, 2010

Ginger was a native Californian born in La Mesa on February 4, 1947. She attended John Muir Elementary, and Horace Mann Junior High. While attending Crawford, Ginger was Drill Team Major. She was past Honored Queen and Majority Member of Job's Daughters Bethel 60, La Mesa. Ginger attended San Diego State University. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi and an avid Aztec fan. Ginger began a 30 year career with Pacific Bell in 1966.

Susan Musante Rogge

November 10, 1946 - October 30, 2011

Sue passed away surrounded by her family. For anyone who had the privilege of being her friend they know she never had an unkind word to say about anyone.  If she were your friend, she was your friend for life.  She always "had your back", was kind, loyal and loving.  It was my honor to consider her my closest friend for 50 years. Sue decided to go back to school in the ‘80s. With two kids in school, she drove three hours a day to attend CSU Chico.  She graduated in 1987 with a Bachelors Degree in social work, went to work in Redding, near her home, and retired in 2006.  I can't even imagine the number of people she helped, and she loved her work. Sue is survived by her husband and best friend of over 40 years, Karl “Terry” Rogge, children Scott and Kara, and the lights in her eyes, granddaughters Alexah and Jolea. She was preceded in death by her mom and dad, stepparents, and sister Carol. After she died, Terry found this quote she had written in her journal shortly before passing: "My spirit grows stronger as my body grows weaker." -- Judy Bale Pitts '64

Peggy Nusbaum

October 23, 1946 - January 1981

Lance Onnen

March 1, 1947 - July 30, 2019

So sad to say that my brother passed away suddenly.  He was looking forward to seeing all of his classmates at the 55th Reunion -- Diane Onnen Parent ’68

Anne Marie Parent Richardson

March 14, 1946 - May 1, 2011

Friends and family will miss Anne Marie's passion for music, dancing, travel, and laughter. She leaves behind her brother Don Parent, and sister Denise Parent Lewis ’73, two children and five grandchildren.

My cousin Anne Marie and I both graduated in 1964. She loved to go to the dances at the Colina Rec Center.  She and Mark Stutz would try and knock the house down.  She belonged to the social girls club at the time and was fairly popular.  She worked as a secretary for many years and was the co-owner of Richardson Steel until her divorce from John.  She always seemed to want to make someone laugh -- or correct someone about what they were doing wrong, especially me.  She had a huge heart for everyone and will be missed enormously -- Marc Parent ’64

Patricia Parker Headley

July 30, 1946 - August 23, 2015

My cousin lost her most recent battle with cancer. She and her husband Darryl lived in Bullhead City, Arizona -- Kathy Houser Nolan '63

Thomas Pavillard

June 18, 1946 - October 27, 2001


Dennis Pendered

Robbie Lynn Pierson

A 25-year resident of Hermosa Beach, Robbie passed away April 25, 2009. Robbie worked as an administrative assistant in the brokerage business for over 30 years. She loved life and laughter and was passionate about animals, especially dogs, and has lovingly cared for seven dogs in her lifetime. She is survived by her mother Mary Pierson, her sister Claudia Pierson Lindwall ’61 of Hermosa Beach and her beloved Chihuahua, Chico.


Beverley Pope Wagner

August 20, 1946 - February 8, 2019

My sister Beverley passed away from incurable cancer.  She leaves three wonderful daughters, and her loving husband Mike Wagner.  I always enjoyed getting a Happy Birthday call from Bev. Bev had more friends then anyone I ever knew.   Bev’s daughters loved her dearly also.  They will all miss Beverley.  Bev especially enjoyed Mike.  They were married in 2006.  Every picture with Bev and Mike had them both smiling.   Bev went to Pasadena College (now Point Loma College).  She also went to Moody Bible Institute and Mesa College -- Rolfe Pope ’62

Al Porter

June 22, 1946 - October 21, 2019

Al passed away after a lengthy series of health challenges. He’s survived by his two great kids, Forest Porter and Lorna Coclich.  His wife passed away a month earlier.  Al grew up in East San Diego, living with his parents on the corner of 55th and Adams.  From there he went all the way through Andrew Jackson, Horace Mann and Crawford.  He carried a nickname of Apple -- and sometimes AP -- and was known for a lot of things starting with an “A”, like Athletics, Art, and Aesthetics.
Al was a Little Leaguer, Junior Golfer and Bowler.  Naturally athletic, he added basketball, surfing and football to his portfolio while at Crawford.  He was President of the Surfing Club his senior year, a standout tight end in varsity football, and lettered his Junior and Senior Years.  As an adult, he stayed with golf and bowling his whole life, surfing when he could. He never did play for the Chargers though.  Later in life, Al could lay off golf for six months, and then shoot a round in the 70s.
He had a lifetime interest in art, signing many of his drawings and paintings with his nickname “Apple”, or “A. Porter”.  At a couple of junctures, he was asked to pursue a commercial course for his fine art, but preferred to enjoy art as a hobby and passion. Those of his friends and family who got to receive a pen-and-ink, painting, or print of his works all keep them hung where they will be enjoyed for a much longer time still.
AP was one of those uncommon people about whom everyone thought of and remembered fondly. He didn’t really make enemies. That didn’t suit his way of being in the world.  Al read voraciously.  He was kind, curious and interested in most everything and everyone. He read about and explored enough of the world to have common ground with soldiers and hippies, bankers and recluses, leaders and peasants, saints and sinners.
As a young adult, Al moved to the North County for a less crowded community.  There he lived and worked until moving, with his young family, to an even more rural area in Washoe Valley, Nevada. They had horses, and winters with real snow on the ground there.  Eventually though, he and his family did move to “the big city” of Carson City, NV, where they flourished until Al’s health challenges cut the ride a bit short.
Albert Steven Porter was a gentle soul.  I don’t remember a time when I didn’t know him.  I remember well that we walked to school together in the second grade, but we may have started earlier than that.  We got in so much trouble, on occasion, in the second grade, that we never were in the same class again after that.  And I went all the way through Andrew Jackson, Horace Mann, and Crawford with him. Coincidence?  I don’t think so.  I think the teachers made a rule after that and passed the note along to the next batch of teachers where ever we went. But we still got to spend our lives together. 
Godspeed Al
-- Eric Selten '64

Click HERE to see Eric and Al in happier times, rafting on the Rogue River


Tenney Otto “T. O.” Poulson

November 1, 1946 - April 29, 2020

As a child T.O. enjoyed playing little league baseball. He played football and wrestled at Crawford. He attended Grossmont College, and Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.  T.O. was a hard worker, having several occupations in his lifetime. He was a College Campus Police Officer, pool builder, master plumber while his family lived in California. After relocating to Utah, he was a Code Enforcement officer for Layton, Utah.   He enjoyed sporting a big bushy mustache.  In his later years he enjoyed growing out his big white beard and playing Santa Claus for Christmas Parties.

Bob Prys

June 11, 1945 - May 29, 1967

He was in the Army and killed by hostile fire (“Booby
Trap Connected”) in Vietnam
– Mary Gale Rogers

Greg Reed

My brother passed away on Sunday night, July 1, 2012.  He battled lung cancer for six years before succumbing -- Tracy Reed ’73

Eileen Reichert

March 11, 1946 - May 15, 2018

Carole Riley Erickson

November 16, 1946 - February 15, 2013

My good friend Carole died after a very short illness from some type of neurological disease. I was informed by her daughter Sarah. Carole's children Dawn, Christopher and Sarah all graduated from Crawford. Carole and I met in the 7th grade and became and remained good friends all these years. I went to Rolando Park, Horace Mann and Crawford. My family moved to Oregon in my senior year and after graduating I returned to San Diego. Both my children graduated from Crawford. Thank you for keeping us all informed of our classmates and I enjoy all your history about San Diego -- Freda Robinson Hart

Dan Riley

November 1, 1946 - June 1, 1974

Uta Ritter Packman

August 18, 1946 - March 18, 2019

Her life’s work was at Scripps Institute of Oceanography, going on a ship to plot the bottom of the ocean.  One of her main projects was called “Dive and Discover”.   So now I am the only one left of the family that came from Germany -- Helga Ritter ’62


Bob Rogers


Wayne Rosenbach

December 6, 1946 - May 18, 1986

Ken Rupe

February 25, 1947 – July 9, 1995

Joe Russo

I just received word from his family that Joe passed away the evening of November 9, 2014 from cancer.  I had the great privilege of being a close friend of his for 55 years.  His family was with him for his last few days as he prepared to move to a better place.  I was able to visit him on Friday the 7th to say goodbye.  He was a very good man and will be missed -- Ron Morse ‘64

Roy Sanks

Roy passed away on June 14, 2017 in El Cajon after a brief battle with cancer -- Clarke Stillwagen

Drew Savery

December 22, 1946 – February 3, 1997

Lawrence Scheid

January 2, 1947 - March 23, 2006

A resident of Spring Valley, Larry was born in San Diego and was an assistant parts manager at Philip Thearles Autowerks. Survivors include his companion, Bonnie Jones; daughters, Renee, Nicole and Monique Scheid; stepdaughter, Amy Thorpe; stepson, William Jones; sisters, Clara Loney, Annette Scheid and Sally Tarnow; brothers, Paul, Don, Richard and Dave Scheid; and eight grandchildren. Donations: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 8575 Gibbs Drive, Suite 262, San Diego, CA 92123

Richard Schrupp

September 29, 1946 - March 22, 2014

Dick was born in Minneapolis, the youngest of three sons. In 1948, the family moved to San Diego, where his mother Delma taught gifted and special needs children and father Manfred was the Dean of Education at San Diego State College. Dick attended San Diego State before enlisting in the U.S. Air Force, where his service took him to several U.S. bases as well as Guam and Germany. It was while serving at RAF Bruggen in Germany that Dick found himself appearing on stage in "The Brides of March," a comedy directed by Flying Officer Alison Rowlands, WRAF. Although that was the beginning and the end of his acting career, he married Alison in London in 1975. Soon after their wedding, Dick was reassigned to Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, N.M., where he served until he decided to re-enter civilian life and become a real estate broker. In 1990, the family moved to Sacramento and, in 1998, Portland, Oregon. Dick passed away unexpectedly but peacefully at home. He was predeceased by his parents and brother Fritz, and is survived by brother Jim ’61

Robert Scroggs

October 24, 1946 - February 12, 2015

Bob was born in San Diego and died in Madera County, CA of complications following a stroke.

Mark Shoreen

October 13, 1946 - January 3, 2003

David Simon

January 25, 1947 - January 6, 1993


Susan Skoglund

June 16, 1946 - December 15, 1964

Sue was killed in an auto accident while attending San Diego
Junior (now Community) College --
Clarke Stillwagen, '64


Robert Smedley

February 6, 1947 - December 4, 2016

Bob was an Air Force veteran and served in Vietnam. After his military service, he began his 41 year career with T. M. Cobb Co. and retired in 2010. Bob enjoyed his "motorcycle" days, beach life and a good joke.

Michael Snow

May 7, 1946 - May 23, 2006

Mike died of cancer at San Diego Hospice. He was a local contractor
and is survived by a 13-year old daughter in Seattle.--
Terry Hudson ’63

Marilyn Stagge Philbrook

June 9, 1946 – November 15, 2004

Marilyn was born in Brantford, Ontario, Canada, and lived in El Cajon. She was retired from Union Bank. Survivors include her husband, Leonard; stepdaughters, Jolen Punches and Lorin Rappaport; brother, Jack Stagge; and four grandchildren.

Joe Stanley

March 11, 1946 - January 3, 1975


Kathy Stein

November 12, 1945 - March 1980


Carole Stevens Thunberg

August 17, 1946 - July 30, 1995

Carole passed away at Middlesex Hospital in Middletown, Connecticut, from complications related to diabetes. She was a member of the Ivoryton Congregational Church, the choir and was co-chairwoman of the board of deacons. She was the social director of Essex Meadows and was also a member of the Capella Cantorum. She is survived by brothers Robert Stevens and William Stevens, both of San Diego.


Mike Stoll

June 15, 1946 - December 22, 1972

Marc Stutz

August 17, 1946-February 26, 2005

Marc was born in San Diego and was a construction worker and carpenter. He was a member of the Old Mission Beach Athletic Club. Survivors include his daughter, Raquel Stutz of Campbell son Drew Stutz of La Mesa; Sister Marlene Tischler of San Diego, and brothers Martin Stutz of Santee, Mike Stutz of San Diego and Mitchell Stutz of San Marcos.

Sandra Taylor Montgomery

September 2, 1945 - January 2019

Sharon married Bevin Montgomery ’63 on September 13, 1969.  They lived in Kettle Falls, Washington and had lived in that area for many years.  Bevin passed away on April 17, 2020

Susan Terdik Tippets

November 8, 1946 - May 30, 2012

Susan was born in Riverside, California. A varied set of passions filled her life. The outdoors brought her happiness and purpose. Whether planting and caring for yards or exploring Southern Utah, to be outdoors was her instinct. Her love of classical music started early, purchasing her first classical music record as a kindergartener. She was equally at ease listening to NPR or watching Monday Night Football. A love of learning and reading is one of the great gifts she leaves her family. Susan is survived by her four children, five grandchildren sister Karen Terdik Greenwood, brother Brian Terdik; and her parents George and Beverly Terdik.

My husband worked briefly in the last year with Susan, who we discovered was a Crawford High School graduate a couple of years younger than me. After celebrating my 50 Year Reunion last October we discovered the coincidence and she was excited to become acquainted with your web site and look for old friends --Sharrin Mass Miller ’61

Terri Thrash Craft

December 19, 1946 - June 5, 1990

She had two sons, Chance and Brett. She was a beautiful woman and a good friend -- Marcia Sanders

Michael Thompson

December 15, 1945 - November 6, 2001

Mike was born in San Diego and was employed by the Department of Motor Vehicles in East Riverside. Mike served in the Air Force. He was a member of the San Diego Speed Boat Club and the Riverside Free Methodist Church. He is survived by brother David E. Thompson of La Jolla and sister Suanne Rogers of San Diego.

Michael Tyler

October 22, 1945 - September 19, 2004

My brother died of a hole in his lungs and throat from smoking since he was 18 years old. A good advertisement for our youth who think it won't happen to them -- Carol Tyler Daniels ’66

John Waters

November 13, 1946 - November 21, 2005

John passed away after a short illness. He served the United States in Europe during the Cold War and then earned a degree in Political Science from San Diego State University in 1974. John joined his father in Waters Consultants full time in 1979 and worked in the corrosion control industry. He is survived by his wife Barby and his sister Holly Waters Duran ‘69. His brother Donald Waters '59 passed away in 2004

Allen Weiner

October 22, 1946 - December 24, 1986


Louis William “Duke” Wellington

February 27, 1946 - August 10, 2016

Duke passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family. He was born at the US Naval Hospital located on Camp Pendleton, CA. Duke spent most of his youth in Snohomish, Washington, before moving back to San Diego. He left school early to join the Marines. He fought in Vietnam during 1964-66. While home on his 30-day leave from he met Esther Perez at a party. He knew then she would be his wife, and after a one-week romance, they eloped and married on June 28, 1966. Duke and Esther recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. After he completed his military service, Duke began a career in the construction field. He was a skilled carpenter who built and renovated homes and commercial businesses, he did roofing, fencing, and retired as an acoustic ceiling installer at the age of 55. Duke was a true outdoors man who enjoyed golfing, family camping trips, deer hunting in the Sierras, and was an avid fisherman throughout California and Mexico. He was preceded in death by his sister Carol Wellington Bennett ’63

Peter Wittenberg

July 21, 1946 - November 6, 1988

I regret to inform you that my father passed away after a nine-month battle with liver cancer. Though the government has yet to agree with us on this, it is believed that he developed cancer at such a young age due to his overexposure to Agent Orange while he was a road clearer in Vietnam. He is survived by his wife Holly Wittenberg and his two daughters Desiree and Theresa, who were 7 and 5, respectively, at the time of his death. He was and is loved dearly and is kept in the hearts of many -- Theresa Wittenberg

Janice Woods


Leslie Zeidell Smith

A resident of Del Cerro, Leslie passed away on May 26, 2005. She was 59 years old. Her husband of 36 years Robert; her son Matt; daughter-in-law Maribel; grandson Ruben; brother Marshall; sister-in-law Amy; six nieces and one nephew survive Leslie. She was pre-deceased by her parents, George and Muriel. Leslie was born in New Haven, Connecticut and moved to San Diego at the age of one where she resided all her life. She became a medical assistant in 1967. She worked for La Jolla cardiologist Charles Fitch until 1975. She truly enjoyed caring for her patients and they showed their appreciation by sending her gifts and cards. Leslie later became a travel agent and enjoyed traveling with friends and family. About three and a half years ago, Leslie suffered a stroke and an aneurysm. Even though she was a quadriplegic, she continued to fight for life and spent many enjoyable hours with her family and friends.

Joel Zyirek

August 19, 1946 - November 20, 1988

(Most of the above dates courtesy of Mary Gale Rogers '67)



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