1967 Obituaries

Charles Allen Abbott

My brother passed away peacefully in his sleep on My 26th, 2010 on his farm in Beaverdam, Virginia. He is survived by his mom, Marian, His brother, Mike '65 and his wife Susan, his brother-in-law, Dave and his niece, Morgan – Mike Abbott ‘65

Frank Alfano

 December 21, 1948 - September 5, 2019

Frank was a shortstop at Crawford, leading his team to three consecutive CIF baseball finals.  He was drafted by the New York Mets out of high school but opted for a baseball scholarship at USC, where he was the star of the school’s 1970 and 1971 NCAA champion baseball teams. He went on to play for the Minnesota Twins organization in the Midwest and Carolina leagues. Upon his return to San Diego, he was employed by HomeFed Bank as an Assistant Vice President Administrative/Purchasing Director. He left the financial industry in 1981 to “fight real fires” with the City of San Diego Fire Department and retired as Fire Captain in mid-2007.  For over twenty-three years, Frank was also a high school sports official in San Diego County, officiating baseball, football and track events. He also umpired NCAA and NAIA college baseball games throughout Southern California. He was inducted into the San Diego County Sports Officials Hall of Fame in 2015.  Frank always made his family and friends a priority and was an outdoor enthusiast who enjoyed camping, fly fishing, and hiking. His favorite annual road trip was the Moose Lake “Bellinger Bros’ Man Camp” in the Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness, Montana.  Frank is survived by, among others, his wife of over 37 years Jane Cruz Alfano and brother, Tony Alfano ’69.

Kenneth R Anderson

March 25 1948 - 15 2014

My dad passed away of cancer. He was the best father in the world

Jim Barber

August 18, 1949 - November 5, 2023

My big brother passed away, after a short illness, in Hamilton, Montana.  He had been living in Darby, Montana for the past 30 years, having chased his dream to be able to fly fish in his favorite places forever.   In 1971, he joined the Army and served in Germany.  After that, he worked for UPS while completing a Bachelor's Degree in Biology with a minor in Mathematics.  Once in Montana he fished and worked in the log home building industry.  And, he fished some more.   By his request, his ashes will be scattered in the Bitterroot River, near where he lived in Montana.   Jim and his best of buddies, John Bowman, have hopefully reunited and are fishing in the trout-filled rivers up above.  Jim is survived by our sister, Linda Barber Hatfield ‘68 and myself -- Sandy Barber Pikula ‘71

Steve Bartman

July 27, 1949 – January 8, 1969

Steve was a friend and neighbor. A helicopter door-gunner, he was killed in his second tour of Vietnam -- Dan Burton '66

(Read Steve's Distinguished Flying Cross citation)

Penny Sue Belt Andersen

October 17, 1948 – March 31, 1994

My mom married her high school sweetheart Ken Andersen '67 and raised two kids. She died of a heart attack. -- Kenny Andersen '92

Thomas Newton Bennett

March 11, 1948 - Sept 29, 2022

Arlette Bergquist

August 17, 1949 - March 17, 2007

Arlette and I were friends from the age of 11, when she moved into a house down the street from me. She was married and divorced once. She had two sons (Kimo & Tim Mercurio) and four grand children. She had been fighting breast cancer for a few months when she died in Illinois of pneumonia. She was a cat lover. Any (and every) cat that showed up in her yard was adopted and spoiled! -- Betty Vincent ‘67

Gary Bershaw

May 28, 1949 – May 14, 1998

Gary was killed in a tragic work accident.. He was married 25 years to high school sweetheart Terri Fulton. He is survived by Terri and son Matt -- Donna Bershaw Bonnin '64

Nancy Biner McConnell

A long time friend and fellow Crawford classmate, Nancy went to be with Jesus on October 23, 2019.   She had been battling kidney failure and on dialysis everyday for a few years now and recently started having heart issues. She is survived by her sister Karen Biner Huntley ’62, her husband Marshall McConnell, her two sons Nathan and his wife Julie and Matthew, stepson Michael and stepdaughter Michele as well as her granddaughters (Nathan’s daughters) Audrey and Kate -- the lights of her life!  Nancy lived in Indiana at the time of her passing -- Don Christofferson ’68

Beverly Blackman Lipton

October 15, 1949 - July 4, 2002

Bev married Barry Lipton midway through her studies at San Diego State, then graduated in 1972 from Cal State Northridge. She began work at the Los Angeles Public Library, then moved to Northern California with Barry and 3-year old Scott in 1982 where she became a law librarian with Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison in San Francisco.

Larry Cain

May 9, 1948 – June 15, 1996


Alexander Caravajal

November 20, 1948 - October 31, 2021

Alex passed away at his residence in Scottsdale, AZ.  He earned a BS in Physics and Mathematics from San Diego State University and an MBA from University of California, Los Angeles.  Alex began his professional life as a sales representative for Hewlett Packard in San Diego.  He had a successful and active career which included the Director of Sales and Business Development for Intergraph, Business Development Manager for Siemens EDA, and Marketing and Business Development Manager at Mentor Graphics.  He enjoyed snow skiing, golfing, traveling, and photography.  Alex was a HAM radio operator, KJ7OFM, and volunteered for the Emergency Response Team of the American Red Cross.  He is survived by his, Ginny and sisters Belinda Caravajal Rushton and Helena Caravajal.

Kenton Carroway
(No photo in annual)

June 25, 1948 – September 27, 1975

Mary Lou Cole

June 22, 1949 – September 18, 1987

Our daughter died of breast cancer. She graduated from San Diego State College with a degree in Elementary Education. She was an Executive Secretary at the time of her death. She lived in Mira Mesa at that time and is now buried at El Camino Memorial Park here in San Diego -- Della Cole

Paul Colker

April 19, 1949 - February 11, 2003

Paul was born in San Diego and was an accountant. Survivors include his daughter, Amy; son, Joshua; mother, Gloria; and brothers, Andy and Brian.

Terry Crabtree

(No photo in annual)


Bob Crogan

May 17, 1948 - May 9, 2023

Bob passed away surrounded by his family -- Rae Crogan, his wife of 33 years; his identical twin brother Tom; his son Ryan; and his daughter Shannon.  His youngest son Griffin passed away August 8, 2022.  Bob had three grandchildren: Callahan, Grady, and Hadley.  Bob went to San Diego City College then transferred to San Diego State, where he threw the discus and javelin and was a member of Kappa Sig fraternity.  He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Redlands.  Bob worked at the Hungry Hunter restaurant in Mission Valley before becoming a motorcycle police officer in the City of Costa Mesa, where he worked for more some 30 years.  On January 19, 1984, while riding his police motorcycle, he was involved in a catastrophic accident and underwent more than 50 surgeries throughout his life. In 2020, he was diagnosed with head and neck skin cancer, for which he endured three rounds of radiation and chemotherapy treatments.  Bob will be remembered for his love of his family, numerous friends, golf, and his work as a motorcycle policeman.


Craig Cuerden

July 15, 1949 - November 25, 2015
Craig was born in Lowell, Massachusetts and grew up in San Diego.  In his early twenties he was employed in the airline industry. After retiring from the airlines, he settled down in Naples Florida, where he operated a successful travel agency until his passing.  He is survived by a sister and brother.

Vicky Curto Hester

January 13, 1949 - August 12, 2003

Vicky passed away of a heart attack. The youngest of a family of four Crawford Alumni, Vicky leaves behind a husband, two sons, and five grandchildren. She was loved by many and will be missed by all who knew her -- Rosie Curto


Dan Daniels Jr.

December 16, 1948 - July 19, 2019   

Dan was born in Roseburg, Oregon and, at the age of five, moved to Imperial Beach with his Mom and Sister.   After attending Crawford he went to Grossmont College, San Diego State, and then to the California National Guard from 1970-1976.  Dan traveled around the world for 64 days in 1979 visiting twenty-five cities and fifteen countries.  Dan’s adventures included:  running the San Diego Rock & Roll Marathon, river rafting the Kern River, climbing Mt. Whitney, hiking the Grand Canyon (six times) and Havasupai Falls.  He spent three days walking from Oceanside to the Mexican border, and watched the American’s Cup from a sailboat.  Dan saw the Beatles August 28, 1965 at Balboa Stadium, San Diego, went to two events at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles and to several Olympic events at Salt Lake City in 2002.  Kathy and Dan met August 2, 1975 and married February 9, 1980.  They lived in Rancho Bernardo from 1980 to the present.   Dan was a member of Rotary for 25 years – Escondido and Rancho Bernardo Sunrise.   In 2008 Dan was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.  Kathy took care of him until a week before his passing on July 19, 2019.  Their 40 years together were blessed and fun.

Ralph Manning Davis III

October 24, 1949 – May 16, 1999

My father married Karin Larson ’67 and became a lineman for SDG&E. My parents divorced in 1972 and each remarried the following year. My dad’s work took him to all parts of the country and British Columbia. His second wife died of cancer in 1982, after which he moved to San Jose. In 1987 he, my middle sister and I moved to Oahu, Hawaii, where he worked as a subcontractor to Hawaiian Electric. In 1998 he moved to Los Angeles County and went to work for Edison Electric. After about a year he was diagnosed with a liver disease and had surgery. He eventually died of heart failure. Most of his family and friends called him “Skip”. He nicknamed me “Chip”. My son is Ralph Manning Davis V. I’ve nicknamed him “Manni” – Ralph Manning Davis IV

James Denson

Jim died in the Spring of 2002 of bladder cancer

Leo Edge, Jr.

October 2, 1949 – September 7, 1983

Patricia Elias Crogan

June 1, 1949 to March 11, 2006

Patricia was a daughter, a wife, a mother, and a dear friend. She left us all sadly on Saturday March 11, 2006 at the age of 56 from complications of cancer (Multiple Myeloma). Patricia was born at Mercy Hospital and lived her life in San Diego. She spent her 35 year career with Pacific Bell / SBC / and now AT&T and was looking forward to her second career as a Mary Kay consultant. Patricia loved selling her Mary Kay. QVC has lost one of their most valuable customers.

Her father Anthony Elias, husband Tom Crogan, daughter Jessica A. Crogan, stepdaughters Natalie A. Crogan, Stephanie A. Crogan, stepson Dale A. Crogan and three grandsons survive Patricia. Patsy was preceded in death by her daughter Jennifer Ann Spencer ‘91 and her mother Betty E. Elias. In lieu of flowers the Crogan family has asked that a donation be made in memory of Patricia A. Crogan to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (203-972-1250)

"Those of us who knew her are better for it" -- Tom Crogan '67

Heidi Lee Engelhorn Zoumaras

July 21, 1949 - February 10, 2012

Heidi passed away in Missouri at Kirksville Manor Care Center after struggling with Alzheimer’s Disease for seven years. She grew up in North Dakota and Minnesota and moved with her family to Southern California in 1960. She received an associate degree from Grossmont College in El Cajon, Calif., where she studied art. She is survived by her husband Thomas Zoumaras ’68. Heidi was good-natured with a wonderful sense of humor, and was frequently smiling or laughing. She was a loyal and supportive daughter, sister, mother, and friend.

Stephen Epstein

February 6, 1949 - August 22, 2010

Steve died of a stroke. He is survived by his wife Ida Zajd Epstein ’67 and sister Debbie Epstein Akins ‘72

Donald Ford

September 13, 1948 - July 1971

My brother died from a drug overdose.  He had been in a motorcycle accident a few weeks before and had been taking pain medication for a shattered arm. Our family believes he added some other drugs to a mix and accidentally overdosed.  We were all devastated because he was a gifted writer, and was planning on going back to San Diego State to complete his teaching certification. He was a good guy and could have really been an asset to this world. -- Alyse Ford ’69

Phillip J. Giamanco

October 4, 1949 – November 1981

David Good

June 17, 1949 – November 29, 1997

Beatrice Goodwin Karp

David Greiner

May 1, 1949 – September 17, 1968

David died in a motorcycle-train accident. A lifetime San Diegan, he was a machinist at Ryan Aeronautical, who had attended Mesa College.

Joan Grigg Wood

April 10, 1949 - February 22, 2005

Joan is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Oriana and Matt Chase, grandchild, Maura Oriana Dorothy Chase; her brother and sister, Bill Grigg and Barbara Grigg Flanigan ‘64, and many loving relatives. She lived a full life, receiving her civil engineering degree from SDSU and a MBA at age 50, crafted a successful career at CalTrans and MTA, traveled the world and was a devout member of her church.

Ron Haase

June 19, 1949 – August 22, 1985


Joe Ham

Joe Ham passed away peacefully at home, on January 29, 2023, surrounded by his family. He was born in San Diego to Charles and Kathleen Ham and was a lifelong San Diego resident.  He spent his career working for Brady Company for over 40 years.  The beach and mountains were his happy place, and he would often ride his bike along the boardwalk from South Mission Beach to Windansea after he retired.  He loved being outdoors in the sunshine and also enjoyed hiking. Joe was quite the dog and animal lover.  He always looked forward to watching his son play Over The Line at the beach, a sport he enjoyed playing himself for many years.

Jan Harder Goodin

February 25, 1949 - August 11, 2005

Jan Anne Harder Goodin was born in Lawrence, Kansas. She was Colonel of the Flag Team at Crawford. Jan took her bachelor's in child development from San Diego State University and went on there to receive a master’s degree in counseling. Jan married Chad Lee Goodin in 1978. Jan was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her wonderful family: husband Chad, daughter Jaye Lee, brother Jay Frederick Harder and his wife Sara.

John J. Hearst

March 26, 1949 - October 28, 2012

Imagine my surprise to see my twin brother's smiling face in your weekly blog of September 23, 2016. I know I should have let you know of his death years ago. It took me a while to accept it and then I was a bit embarrassed for waiting too long. That being said, here is what I should have told you in 2012: John Hearst died of lung cancer. After high school, John joined the Navy and was an ADJ, 2nd class (jet mechanic) during the Viet Nam era, serving on the Constellation and at various land bases, including China Lake, CA.  After his discharge, John returned to San Diego and was an automotive mechanic.  Two friends from high school, Les and John, kept in touch with John over the years and were especially close just before his death. John's family, including his sisters Carlene '60 and I, spent time with him leading up to his passing. His wife of 35 years, Karen, preceded him in death by just a few weeks. He is survived by his sisters, many loving friends, his son Steven and 3 grandsons -- Jackie Hearst Hadley ’67

Sandra Hecht Heller

February 8, 1949 - December 7, 1995

My sister was a victim of an ugly form of uterine cancer. She passed in December 1995. She is also survived by her husband David Heller, sister Sharon Schiff and mother Ruth Hecht -- Arlene Hecht '73

Karen Hirst Horton

October 1, 1949 - December 22, 2004

Karen passed away at her home in Sweet Home, Oregon after a four year battle with ovarian cancer. Karen received her Associate of Arts Degree from Mesa College in 1971 and later earned her certification as an Early Childhood Educator in California and Oregon. After spending several years working in the San Diego Parks and Recreation Department, on August 28, 1971, Karen married Larry Horton of Pacific Beach, California. They moved to Running Springs, California where they lived for ten years. Larry was a teacher for the Rim of the World School District and Karen worked for the San Bernardino YMCA. Karen served as the art coordinator for the "Y", and later became an educational assistant for the school district. On January 8, 1980, Karen gave birth to her son Joshua Paul and two years later, on May 24, 1982 to her daughter, Jessica Lynn. The Hortons spent three years in Hayfork, California before moving to Three Rivers California where Larry served as the superintendent of schools. During their stay in Three Rivers, Karen worked as a preschool teacher for the Sierra Preschool for two years and its director for ten years. In 1996, the Hortons moved to Oakridge, Oregon. Karen was hired as a teacher for the Oakridge Head Start Program and Larry served as the Superintendent of schools. In 2002 the Hortons made another move. Larry became the superintendent of schools in Sweet Home, Oregon and Karen was hired by the Kidco HeadStart Program of Linn County. She worked for one year as a teacher/family advocate at Sunny Side HeadStart and later added the responsibilities of a site supervisor at the Brownsville Head Start. A devoted wife, loving mother and passionate teacher, Karen always left her mark.

Tom Jauregui

May 6, 1949 - January 18, 2019

After high school, Tom followed in his father’s footsteps and joined the Army.   He spent one year in Vietnam and was allowed to leave the military early to, again, follow in his father’s footsteps and join the San Diego Police Department, where he retired 34 years later.

Mary Margaret Jessen

February 1, 1948 – August 13, 1993

Mary died from complications of Refsum's Disease.  She had been ill for quite some time after she graduated from high school. She spent her life in San Diego attending college there before enrolling at Gallaudet University in Washington DC. She had become deaf and blind due to disease. At Gallaudet she majored in Psychology and participated in many activities but was unable to graduate. Her remaining years were spent in San Diego with her mother and one of her closest friends from Gallaudet -- Chris Watkins

James Dean Johnson

March 3, 1948 – November 2, 2003

My brother suffered a massive heart attack. He is survived by myself and his mother Hilda...thought you might want to include this is the Crawford web page. He served in the Air Force and was a Viet Nam era veteran..He will be interred at the National Cemetery in Riverside, California -- Donna Johnson '62

Merrie Klapp

April 7, 1950 - December 9, 1991

Merrie's Massachusetts Institute of Technology obituary

Lori Klein Sand

September 2, 1949 - March 2, 2020

Our little sister  Lori lost her 29-year battle with breast cancer.  It returned nine years ago after being in remission for seventeen years. She was a stewardess for PSA after graduation, and was an Andy Girl hostess for the San Diego Andy Williams Open in about 1969.  She was also in the first group of Chargettes, as they were  called in the early years.  She and her former husband Bill operated Sand Manufacturing for many years. She worked as a dresser at the Old Globe and volunteered at the American Cancer Society Discovery Shop in Point Loma the last few years.  She had two daughters, five grandchildren and many dear friends.  She will be greatly missed -- Sarina Klein Nordmarken ’63 and Ron Klein ’66

Sherrill Lentz

July 28, 1949 - January 5, 1976

Sherry was a native of South Carolina and a resident of California since 1951. She died in Turlock, CA after a long illness. She had been a junior high school teacher.

"My daughter was born in November of 1976 and I stopped by Sherry’s mom’s house to ask for Sherry’s address so I could tell her about my daughter. That’s when her mother told me Sherry had died. I drove home in shock!"
-- Kat Lally Wolf ‘68

Lauren "Skip" Leonard

July 15, 1949 - January 14, 2012

Skip was born in San Diego and attended University of California, Berkeley on a football scholarship. He then went on to Thomas Jefferson School of Law. Skip had a successful career in Taco Bell Corporation's Real Estate department. Throughout the years, he has been active in the Dana Point Outrigger Canoe Club and has also coached football at CVCS and St. Margaret's School. His life was filled with duck hunting, fishing, diving, biking, traveling, and ocean life restoration with organizations including Trout Unlimited and Abalone Restoration. Skip is survived by his wife Carmen, son Lucas, parents Ann and Leo, and sister Lisa

Rosanne Lindsey Crispell

October 10, 1949 -- October 30, 2010

The many talents she possessed will be immensely missed. Her personality, wit, charisma and warmth will eternally be admired. She is survived by husband Jeff Crispell, daughter Laura Diebold, brother Bill Lindsey ’59, and her mother Lenora Lindsey.

Mark London

May 21, 1949 - April 25, 2008

Mark died of cancer in a local hospital -- Les Bunnell

John Loyd

July 10, 1949 – December 1982

My Uncle John passed away of a heart attack at age 33. He had been living in Chandler, Arizona for many years. He played guitar and had a wonderful voice! Hope this helps. Take care! -- Patty Herndon Rios '63

Susan Lynch

May 4, 1949 – July 29, 1971

Newspaper article on Susan's untimely death

Linda Malone

August 27, 1949 - June 11, 2016

It is with great sadness that I need to report that my good friend is gone.  I had lost touch with her and I finally found her Facebook page only to find out that she had passed away. She was a wonderful person that loved reading, knitting and crocheting and was active in senior rights projects. She never really recovered from the death of her twin sister Marjorie.  Like her sister, she fought many demons and unfortunately could not win the battles.  She was living in Seattle at the time of her death but was planning to move to Illinois to be close to her cousins.  She will be missed by those of us that loved her. Rest in peace Linda -- Nancy Biner McConnell

Marjorie Malone Doleshal Hills

August 27, 1949 - March 10, 2012

My mother always referred to us as “The Twins.” There were only five minutes that separated us in life, but so many things that separated us otherwise, especially as we grew older. You would never have known we were sisters, much less twins -- but twins we were, and that bond could not and will not be broken. For the first years of my life she was my constant companion in everything. I never really knew other children existed until we started school, and still we clung together. She was a quiet, shy, very pretty little girl. Big green eyes and curly blond hair. She could have been on a bread package. I became the big sister early and God help whoever thought to hurt Sister. I always protected her. Marjorie was accomplished in so many things. She was a reader just like me, and a movie goer. We spent many wonderful hours in the dark with popcorn between us. She was the most marvelous knitter. Our aunt taught us when we were about ten, and my mother taught us to crochet. Marjorie could knit anything and do it beautifully. When Marjorie got out of school she worked many years for Federal Civil Service. Watching Marjorie type was like watching a musician play an instrument. She could make a typewriter “sing.” IBM once asked her to work for them demonstrating new typewriters because she was so fast. She also loved to paint ceramics. I have a Madonna she painted many years ago for me. It is a treasure, so beautifully done. I remember Christmas, Brownies, concerts (Peter, Paul & Mary and John Denver – how we loved them!) and parties as teenagers, going to church, and of course, all those shared birthdays that will never be shared again. I remember how in dance class as very young girls she never learned to do a somersault. I kidded her relentlessly about that as I somersaulted around her in the yard. I always tell people that Marjorie held the school record for the least number of gym classes attended. I never quite figured out how she did that, but she did! Marjorie spent many years in Hawaii and loved it so there. I find it so sad that she died in Nebraska where it is so cold. I never saw Marjorie when she didn’t have a perfect tan. Marjorie fought many demons as an adult -- and lost many battles. I wish I could have found the secret to helping her, but she is finally at peace and with Our Lord. She is survived by my precious nephew David Doleshal and niece Christina Kenney Parman. As you once followed me into life, dear sister, I now turn and will follow you into death. Wait for me -- Linda

Chuck Marshall

April 26, 1949-April 8, 1999

A track star at Crawford, Chuck died of an apparent heart attack while jogging around the campus at San Diego State University. He was discovered by pssers-by on the top floor of a parking structure where he apparently jogged up the stairs as part of his workout. Chuck was a San Diego Fire Department Battalion Chief. He is survived by his wife Marilu, brothers John and Daniel, children Michele, Prisha, Denise, Robert and Janice, as well as six grandchildren.

John McBride

June 24, 1949 – February 2, 1976

John William “Bill” McCreery

March 6, 1949 - February 10, 2021

After high school, Bill attended Mesa College, eventually graduating from San Diego State.  He was a long-time regional manager with FedMart Corporation, then went on to General Dynamics from which he retired as the manager of the Tomahawk missile finalization program.  For the last fifteen years, he lived in Havre de Grace, Maryland with his wife Robin Spencer McCreery.  Bill passed away after a long illness.  In addition to Robin, he is survived by four children, four grand children, three great-grand children and his “just out of high school” first wife, Jeri Maracin McCreery O’Keefe ’68

DeAnn Miner

July 12, 1949 - September 26, 2021

Mother.  Gramma. Great-Gramma.  Survived by brother Steve Miner ’65.

Roger Moore

December 12, 1948 - November 8, 1986

Roger was a three-pack-a-day smoker. During the late 1970s he contracted cancer. They tried several leading-edge therapies at the time and nothing worked. He is buried here. He never married or had any children. He was an only child. His father died when Roger was seven and he was survived by his mother Helen and in-laws from his stepfather's family. After San Diego State, Roger worked for Altec-Lansing Sound Labs in Anaheim and helped develop one of the first digital sound control systems. He moved to MGM Studios to help them transfer from their 1937 sound system to the digital sound age -- Sam Zolezzi


Marianne Montello

My sister passed away on October 26, 2021 after decades suffering from rheumatoid arthritis and subsequent bouts of breast cancer -- Becky Montello Larsen ’75

Marjorie Gail Morgan

October 21, 1949 - June 17, 2009

Laurence Dale Morris

May 31, 1949 - November 17, 2010

Larry was born in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The son of a U.S. Army Chaplain and homemaker mother, he was raised in a loving home with three sisters and a younger brother. Larry graduated from San Diego State University. He then began his career with National Steel & Shipbuilding Company where he worked in the Planning and Engineering division until his illness forced his retirement. Larry is loved and survived by his beloved high school sweetheart and wife of 42 years, Beryl Cooper Morris ’68; his sisters Jeanie Kaukonen, Jodi Keleher, Becky Neufeld and his brother, Bob Morris.

Michael Moyse

March 17, 1949 – August 28, 1986

I am searching for information about my dad, Mike Moyse. Due to unfortunate circumstance, I have very little in the way of memorabilia of him since his death in August of 1986. . I would greatly appreciate hearing from anyone who would like to share any memories of him.

Joy Wiltzius
Fort Collins, CO

Michael Patrick Murphy

June 1, 1949 - May 24, 1970

Michael was killed in Vietnam during a rocket attack


Maria Navarro Coyle

December 11, 1947 - June 25, 2019

My childhood friend of 60 plus years, and neighbor growing up on 49th Street, has passed.  After numerous bouts with cancer over the years, the big evil C has taken her from us.  I was one of her bridesmaids in 1967 and was honored to attend the 50th wedding anniversary of Maria and Marshall Coyle in September 2017 in Madison, Alabama, where they have lived since leaving San Diego many years ago.  I was also able to visit with her the first week of June, along with her sister Anita Navarro Baldwin '63 and brother Jose Navarro '68.  Maria will be sadly missed -- Kathy Keeyes Antus ’68

Peter "Rick" Nemeth

March 3, 1949 - January 21, 2009

Joe Osuna, Jr.

December 5, 1948 - May 9, 2006

Joe was born in San Diego. He was the General Manager for Discount Center in Carson, CA and resided in La Mirada, CA. Joe's passions were his family, fishing, and playing music. He will be remembered as a respected guitarist playing the San Diego music scene in the late 1960s and as a Blues Guitarist in the Orange and Los Angeles counties until his untimely death. He survived by is wife Jane; son Jeffery Osuna and daughter Jeanna Schurr of La Mirada, CA, daughter Jennifer Kallal of Victorville, CA; sons, Erick DiMartino of Long Beach, CA, and David DiMartino of Hammonton, NJ; grandchildren, David, Shelby, Jacob and Sydney; parents Jose and Sara (Ferratt) Osuna of San Diego; sister Maria Elena Lizarraga and sons of San Diego; brothers Gilbert and family of Los Altos, CA, and Robert and family of Chula Vista, CA.

Joel Partovich

June 11, 1949 – March 21, 2005

Joel passed away in March from a heart attack while recovering from a stroke. He'd been living with his dad and brother Robbie in Oceanside since the stroke. The family was still grieving over the loss of both Joel's mom and younger sister Tina, who I believe had died only a few weeks apart. 1967 grads Joel, Joe Osuna and I were in a band together through our high school years, first called the Monarchs, and then (at the dawn of psychedelia) the Glass Menagerie. Playing in the band was easily one of the high points of our lives and, to some degree, Joel was the catalyst for ttat. He loved to play music, and kept at it, off and on, for the rest of his life, at least until he was partially incapacitated by the stroke. Though I only saw him a couple of times in the last months before he died, in those brief visits he was bearing his personal tragedies with characteristic humor. We're going to miss him. Joel's funeral was on Easter Sunday at the Home of Peace cemetery on Imperial. -- Joe Nachison

Robert Pearl

Bob passed away November 23, 2020

Gene Wesley Pfrimmer

January 17, 1949 – April 27, 1978

Gene was one of my best friends. He died in an automobile accident on the Pasadena Freeway shortly after receiving his PhD from Fuller theological seminary in Pasadena. He had graduated from California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks with highest honors in 1971. While at Crawford, he played varsity baseball, was in the orchestra (violin), choir and madrigal group -- Rick Alexander '67

Linda Pinkerton Reutz

Linda passed away on June 23, 2020


Kenneth “Duke” Province

April 12, 1949 - March 30, 2019

Cynthia Rafaill Schaferkotter

December 8, 1948 – July 19, 1991

My mother died in June of 1991. She married David Schaferkotter in 1973. They stayed in San Diego and had three children (myself, my sister Rebecca and my brother Jonothan). She ran a daycare in our home and served as a leader in our schools, church and girl scout troops. She was a devoted caregiver and a very dear woman. She died unexpectedly of a brain aneurism -- Katie Schaferkoter Hodges

Randy Repp

February 26, 1949 – April 20, 1995

Brian Rice

February 19, 1949 – December 17, 1986

Barbara Rizzo Moody

January 3, 1949 - January 5, 2017

Barbara passed away after a courageous battle with lung cancer.

Janet Rizzo Reeve

July 3, 1948 - April 23, 2013

Janet passed away peacefully after a battle with cancer. She is survived by her mother, Vera and brother Charles, sister Arline, and brother Daniel.

Randy Robbins

Randy passed away at home in El Cajon on August 18, 2015 according to his sister Beverly Robbins Lachman ’68. He had been very sick with various ailments more more than a decade. He won four Emmys for directing The Young and Restless soap opera in the 1980s.


Judi Romano Hetrick

July 19, 1949 - October 4, 2021

Judy had been fighting cancer and beating it until a different, more aggressive, kind took her from us -- Laralee Richardson

Darryl Sarfan

January 16, 1949 – July 23, 1971

Lorraine "Lorry" Schneider

My sister passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on February 7, 2010 -- Ellen Schneider Lefkowitz ’63

Gary A. Schultz

September 2, 1949 – March 26, 1971

Gary died in Quang Tri Province, Vietnam. He is honored on Panel 4W, Row 81 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Sandra Seiden

January 26, 1949 - July 12, 2007

Sandy was an artist her whole life. She was a flight attendant for United. She was always beautiful. She had a great life, but much too short. During the final months of her illness she had been living with her son Shayne McIntyre in Santee and her parents in La Mesa. Sandy was divorced. Shayne was her only child. He is married with one child and one on the way – Catharine Hughes

Roger Seidman

January 11, 1949 – September 19, 1989

Nikki St. Germain

June 3, 1949 – May 8, 2005

Nikki, who was diagnosed in July with pancreatic cancer, died on Mother's Day 2005 at her home in Point Loma. She was 55. She began her career as a flight attendant and, displaying an intelligence as sharp as her wit, steadily rose up the corporate ladder. Nikki St. Germain was director of reservations at Pacific Southwest Airlines in 1987 when tragedy struck her family for the second time in a decade. On Sept. 25, 1978, her brother, Donald, a flight attendant, was among 144 killed when a PSA jet collided with a private plane over North Park and crashed. On Dec. 7, 1987, her 41-year-old husband, Douglas Milan Arthur, was killed when the PSA airliner he was taking from Los Angeles to San Francisco crashed in San Luis Obispo County. Authorities attributed the crash to a disgruntled employee, David Burke, who they said forced his way into the cockpit and sent the plane into a 22,000-foot dive into a Paso Robles hillside. With two young children to raise as a single parent, Ms. St. Germain left PSA to begin a new chapter in her life. She would marry again. She took up the cause of charitable organizations for children, including the La Playa Unit of the Children's Hospital Auxiliary and Voices for Children. In 1993, Ms. St. Germain married Dave Jackson. In addition to her second husband, survivors include her daughter, Lauren Arthur of Point Loma; son, Doug Arthur Jr. of Point Loma; stepson, Tim Jackson of Los Angeles; parents, Don and Rosemary St. Germain of Del Cerro; and brother, Ronald St. Germain of Del Cerro.

Sandford "Sandy" Shellstrom

Sandy passed away on Friday, November 20, 2009. Born in San Diego, Sandy was self-employed. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed annual fishing trips to the Sierras with his sons and friends. Sandy was a lifelong Chargers fan and attended every home game since 1975. Surviving are his sons, Ryan from San Diego, and Adam from Carlsbad, and granddaughter Emma.

Richard Spatz

December 25, 1948 - September 28, 2016

Richard died of liver cancer. He moved to Arizona twenty years ago after losing his wife Helen-Mary at the Family Fitness murders in 1993. He survived by, among others, his sister Jude ’65.

Thomas Spirz

Tom died on December 1, 2021

Joseph Spry

September 12, 1949 - November 29, 2016

Joe was born in San Diego, the 6th of 9 children and the first boy. Joe was proud to serve his country with the U.S. Army from 1968-1971 earning a Purple Heart in the Vietnam War. He worked for Western Electric & Kyocera before becoming a Letter Carrier for the Post Office in 1977. His career lasted 28 years at the Pt. Loma Station.

Andrea Stierle Steffen

January 18, 1949 - April 4, 2004

Andi was born in Brooklyn. NY. A resident of
Las Vegas for 20 years, she was a food handler.

Dennis Stoll

March 24, 1949 – September 1972

Cynthia Strong

December 21, 1949 – July 21, 1978

Susan Taylor

Susan passed away December 14th, 2017.  She beat breast cancer several years ago, but contracted lung cancer, which proved fatal. 

James Testa

September 20, 1949 - December 14, 2014

It saddens me to let you know that my brother James Testa passed away. He was a great brother that shared many great times together. The one most important thing was Viet-Nam. Him in the Army and myself in the Marines. His body left Nam but his mind never did. He spent years in trouble and couldn't fight through it. I was blessed that I came through Nam without much scares, but my poor brother didn't have that pleasure. It took him thirty-five years to get a 100% disability from the VA. I've lost so many friends through out the years with my Twin brother 11 years ago, but nothing as hard as losing a brother and a veteran that went through the same thing. R.I.P. my brother Jim. You’re in a better place -- Edward Testa ’66

Greg Trompas

August 26, 1949 – December 12, 2011

Greg succumbed to cancer at the age of 62. A native San Diegan, he attended UCLA and the University of Houston on golf scholarships. He was a prominent junior golfer in the 1960s and won the State Amateur golf championship in 1971. He played golf professionally before earning his US Coast Guard Merchant’s license in 1977. For the next 25 years he operated fishing boats out of Point Loma. Greg spent the last ten years driving boats for the San Diego Bay Pilots while competing in senior amateur golf. Greg is survived by his wife Amanda and their daughter Mia Elizabeth; his sons Christopher and Gregory; brother Aly ’71 and sister Mia ’68. Greg lived what many men only dream of – a life of golf, fishing, and love from family and friends. He will be dearly missed. The color photo above was taken in December 2010 at Greg's house in Point Loma. It was his last "big fish" -- a 250 pound Blue Fin tuna.

Larry Alan Van Winkle

March 15, 1949 - September 26, 2004

I am sorry to inform you that my father passed away due to complications following surgery. He had talked about his senior year and how his class was the one who was banned from Sea World -- Chris Van Winkle

Mike Walker

December 23, 1948 - September 1, 1989

On August 31, 1989, enroute to Holtville, California for the opening of dove-hunting season, Mike was fatally injured when the truck in which he was a passenger rolled. He passed away the following day. Dead at the scene was Mike's brother John Leonard Walker and John's brother-in-law Kenneth Rausis. Surviving the crash was Kenneth's brother Kevin, who was driving the truck and took his eyes off the road to adjust the cassette deck. He looked up in time to see a slow-moving vehicle and swerved, causing the truck to roll over.

Suzanne Wamble Bowman

Suzanne died February 17, 2018.   We were friends since junior high and had our kids at the same time.  I will really miss her --  Janice Pagliuso Haag ’67

Judy Weitzen Willows

January 16, 1949 - August 6, 2005

Judy was born in San Diego and was a dental hygienist. Survivors include her husband, Walter Willows; daughter, Jennifer Sunshine; son, Michael Willows; parents, Joyce and Joseph Weitzen; sister, Barbara Weitzen; and two grandchildren.


Pamela White Walton

May 22, 1949 - February 4, 2021

Pam was born in Dixon, Illinois to Allan and Vivian White. Allan was in the Navy and the family moved a number of times. Pam married Gary Walton upon graduation and they had three children: Erich, Lynn and Lauri Walton. They later moved to Boise, Idaho and Pam worked for Boise Cascade and Morrison-Knudsen. She moved to Juneau, Alaska in 2008 to be near her daughter Lauri and granddaughter Allison. Pam was very proud of her children and grandchildren and loved fishing and camping.

Karen Wood Konold

August 7, 1949 - November 30, 2011

Karen was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and died in Star, Idaho. She grew up in San Diego and, an adult, moved to Northampton, Massachusetts with her family where she lived for 29 years and considered it her home. Karen was a child care provider, a retail manager, and a small business owner. She is survived by sisters Marjorie “Kay” Wood Johnson ’70 and Connie Moore.

Dennis Wolfkiel

January 3, 1949 – August 31, 1973

Steven Wren

March 7,1949 - June 30, 2011

A native San Diegan, Stephen became an electrician after high school. He died of a heart attack. He is survived by his father, wife, three sons and sister Pam Wren Babick '71

Nancy Zahalsky Yellin

June 5, 1949 - December 2, 2013

Gary Zahalsky informed me of his twin sister's passing while working on the 50th reunion for the class of 1967 -- Steve Ko

Anna Zimmerman Toth

February 13, 1950 – March 1986

Samuel Zolezzi

October 5, 1949 - January 4, 2013

Sam and I were cousins by marriage, several lines removed, but in fact were more like brothers.  We had been best of friends since elementary school and had remained close over the past 60 years. One of his greatest loves, besides his son and family, was flying.  He had been a commercial pilot for over 28 years, flying for PSA, World Air Ways and US Air.  Additionally he was a US Air Force pilot who had flown numerous missions in Vietnam.  He will be missed by all that knew him and especially by me -- Ray Alduenda ‘67

Sam talks about his flying career and the health hazards he incurred

Karyn Zlotoff

May 2, 1949 - August 17, 2013

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

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