1971 Obituaries


Frank Addington

September 20, 1953 - October 23, 2020

Frank was apart of the U.S. Air Force. He went on to have four children. During his life Frank was apart of the Las Vegas VFW and the American Legion.

Kenneth Bays

December 21, 1953 - June 1978

Joseph Anthony Butera

August 11, 1953 - August 6, 2009

Born in San Diego, Joey grew up in a warm, loving Italian home. He enjoyed sailing, camping in Yosemite, and riding three wheelers at his friends, the Ames', property in earlier years. He was very handy and made a career in construction. He is survived by his wife Michele, children Joseph, Jessa, and Mendi, his niece Natasha, sisters Joan O'Steen and Jean Maschal, his Aunties, many nieces, nephews and cousins and his beloved dog Bella.

Linda Carraway
(no photo in annual)

December 19, 1952 - August 15, 2012

Maylyn Chester

August 20, 1954 - February 8, 1976

Guy Crowe

September 28, 1953 - March 15, 2001

Guy died in Seattle. He was born in San Diego. Survivors include his sisters, Gussie Thornton of Rogers, Ark., Deva Crowe of San Diego and Peggy Castagna of the Philippines.


Loretta Crum Gorimar

March 16, 1953 - February 27, 2022

Lorrie was born in Terre Haute, Indiana and moved to San Diego as a toddler.  Growing up, she loved visiting her grandparents in Kansas with her parents and sister and riding horses on their ranch. She also enjoyed taking dance classes and playing in the neighborhood with friends. Lorrie attended San Diego State where she studied English.   Loretta worked as a journalist in Rancho Bernardo and in 1990, bought Flagship Flags. She owned the store in Hillcrest for over 20 years.

Glynn Curry

My friend Glynn Curry died September 5, 2014. I met Glynn in 1962 at Montezuma School when we were in the same class. It was a split 4th/5th grade class, with me a year ahead of him. He was on the varsity basketball and baseball teams at Crawford. His sister Phyllis Curry Mann '65 and Dennis Curry '69 are also Crawford grads -- John Hermes '70

Steven Des Lauriers
(No photo in yearbook)

April 17, 1953 - February 3, 2008

Steve was born and raised in San Diego. He was retired in San Antonio after working for Capco Steel where he built steel storage units across the United States. He is survived by his mother, Betty Des Lauriers, sister Suzanne Gilroy and brother Richard Des Lauriers.

Perla Encinas Wade

June 18 1953 - January 22, 2011

Perla worked for many, many years as a social worker in San Diego. She had suffered from cancer for many years. She is survived by her husband Michael, twin daughters and a son, plus grandchildren.

Steven Fitch

June 21, 1953 - April 17, 1987

Leilani Fogel Valle

October 1, 1953 - February 24, 2008

Leilani, of Escondido, was born in San Diego and was a waitress. Survivors include her parents Lillian and Ed Fogel of Hemet; and sisters, Levana Bajema of Ladera Ranch and Lorelei Hammargren of San Antonio.

Rebecca Foote Boyer

April 17, 1953 – March 12, 2003

Rebecca founded the Magic Dragon Bookshoppe, specializing in science fiction, fantasy, comics, and games in San Diego, which she ran until 1985. She died of pneumonia.

Richard Furlow

February 21, 1953 - August 18, 1973

Dee Gantz

November 6, 1953 - October 15, 2021

Dee earned a Bachelor's Degree in History from University of Wyoming and Master's in Library Science from The Catholic University of America.  She was a librarian for close to 30 years -- a decade with the New York Public Library and then 20 years with the San Diego Public Library, primarily in the City Heights branch.  She loved the San Diego Chargers and the LA Lakers. Dee played flute in Ozzie’s Marching Chargers and performed in many of the halftime shows.  She leaves a family that includes brother Mike Gantz '73, sister Tracy Gantz-White '73; sister Shelley and Gantz Dunn '80.

Paul Guzik

March 1, 1953 - October 5, 2012

Paul was born in Sparta, Greece to the Koulogeorgiou family along with his brother Dimitri Koulogeorgiou, who now lives in Australia and his sister, Anastasia Cafcules, who lives in San Diego. His parents died when he was very young, subsequently Paul was adopted and brought to San Diego by Anthony and Charlen Guzik. He grew up in San Diego and was a track and baseball star at Crawford. He attended the University of San Diego and graduated with a degree in Accounting and Economics. He also completed law school at the University of San Diego. Paul started his own accounting and law practice. A couple years later, he met Patti Theodorelos ’67, his wife of 25 years, while living in the same complex. In 1992, Paul and Patti moved to Dallas/Fort Worth, TX to grow the property management business. Paul enjoyed sports whether it was football, basketball, baseball, etc. In recent years, Paul and Patti enjoyed attending football, basketball, and baseball games at Texas Christian University,

Clifford Harrison

May 18, 1953 - July 14, 2012

Cliff had a heart condition and passed in his sleep. He and I were classmates beginning at Webster Elementary -- Adele Spirz Delgado ’71


Linda Hester

April 28, 1953 - April 4, 2019

Charles Humphrey

Chuck passed away in Mexico in May 2007. He was a star wrestler at Crawford and a great guy to know. His sister Penny graduated from Crawford in 1974 and we verified the news with her several days ago. Chuck spent many years in motorcycle sales here in San Diego and left two children -- Tony Flores ‘72

Robert Hutton

February 19, 1953 - March 19, 2004

Neil Johnson

November 15, 1953 - November 1977

Gwen Lewis


Linda McNeely Willis

A Phoenix resident for 34 years, Linda passed away on November 14, 2017.  From a young age she loved theatre and animals. She accompanied her mother to Old Globe performances there, studied voice from her early teens, and went on to perform in high school and college theatre. Linda studied drama at San Diego State University and played the lead role in Guys and Dolls where she wore the original Jean Simmons costume from the movie version.  Linda chose to continue her education in music at Schiller College in Strasbourg, France, where she came to love that country and became fluent in French. In fact she decided to settle in Europe and spent a few months in Heidelberg, Germany in the opera chorus, then took a job in Amsterdam where she remained for 5 years more. After 7 years she returned home to the U.S. where she also performed in various theaters in Los Angeles and Southern California before marrying and moving to Scottsdale with her husband in 1983, divorcing 10 years later. In Phoenix, while Linda worked, she did occasional commercials maintaining her Screen Actors Guild card, and attended ASU to receive her master's degree in Instructional Design. Linda began a career in adult learning, training and organizational effectiveness. She joined Scottsdale Insurance (now Nationwide) in 2001, and was instrumental in the creation and oversight of many learning programs during her tenure. Throughout Linda continued her love of creatures, big and small. She always had a passel of dogs, and her life dream of horses became realized in 2003 when she found her first horse, a Saddlebred. Soon she moved from Scottsdale to Desert Hills to keep horses there at her home with her dogs, and then chickens. Few creatures could escape her adoration, and feeding quail and hummingbirds at home not being enough she began volunteering at Liberty Wildlife doing education programs, sometimes with large raptors, always with a thick glove on her arm and a gorgeous grin on her face.

Kathleen Miller Keaton
(no photo in yearbook)

January 4, 1953 - April 8, 2018

Kathleen died, at home in Santee, of diabetes complications.  She was born at Mercy Hospital, and was a lifelong resident of San Diego County.  Her younger brothers, David Clinton Miller and James Arthur Miller, are gone already, too. She attended Rolando Park Elementary and Horace Mann.  She enjoyed macrame, crochet, ceramics, cooking and baking, and was an avid bowler for many years. She was loved by all who knew her.

Bernadette Modica

September 9, 1953 - February 2, 1984

Larry Morgan
(No photo in yearbook)

July 11, 1953 – May 18, 2004

Larry was a Golf Professional at the Desert Springs Golf Course in Sun City Grand, where he lived and had previously worked in industrial sales. Larry was an Apprentice in The Professional Golfers' Association of America. He completed his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Speech Communications in 1978 from Long Beach State University.

Candace Pleasants Evans

April 6, 1954-January 18, 2002

Candace Pleasants Evans, our much-loved wife, mother and friend, passed away at Grossmont Hospital a week after unexpectedly suffering an aneurysm during minor surgery. A San Diego native, Candace was born at Balboa Hospital and attended San Diego area schools. After graduating from Crawford she worked at Home Federal Savings and Loan for 10 years. Candace is survived by Dave, her husband of 18 years; her daughter Laura, 13; her mother Esther Pleasants of Manteca; her uncle and aunt Bud and Lois Pleasants of El Cajon; two sisters; Barbara of Hawaii and Alena of Santa Barbara; aunt Irene Pleasants of Stockton; and numerous cousins in the San Diego area.

Ron Robson

January 17, 1953 - November 15, 1995

Thomas Rose

1953 - 1986

Pamela Siefert Church

October 14, 1953 - February 8, 1976

J Mitchell “Joe” Simon

June 26, 1953 - January 11 2014

Wendy Spillman Teague

August 30, 1953 January 17, 1998

Merle Stutz

July 2, 1952 - August 29, 2004

Survivors include his sister, Marlene Tischler of San Diego; and brothers
Martin of La Mesa, Mike and Mark of San Diego and Mitch of San Marcos.

Tim Thompson
(No photo in annual)

August 21, 1953 - June 19, 1973

Yvonne Tsiknas

January 28, 1953 -- February 15, 2017

Yvonne passed away following a long battle with uterine cancer.  She was born in Newport, Rhode Island but moved to San Diego before she was 6 months old.  Following high school, Yvonne worked for several years for Safeway and later Keil's supermarkets. In 2001, she purchased a coffee cart at Kaiser Permanente on Clairemont Mesa Boulevard that she operated until illness forced her to sell it in early 2016.  She developed a devoted following among the Kaiser staff not only for her drinks, but her upbeat personality.  Yvonne will be remembered for her sunny disposition, ready laugh and quick sense of humor, often self-deprecating.

Thomas Ulovec

Before he excelled in debate at Crawford and earned a history degree in college, Thomas J. Ulovec was certain of one thing: he wanted to be a lawyer. Judging by the prominent positions he held in legal organizations, he picked the right profession.
A former president of the San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association, Tom died September 8, 2002 at Sharp Memorial Hospital in Kearny Mesa. He was 49. The cause of death was complications from cancer.

Kerry Urso

June 15, 1952 - August 28, 1975

My brother was killed in a head on collision on his way to work in Haleiwa, Hawaii by a drunk driver. His girlfriend was one month pregnant with his son Kerry Kawika Urso, who was born April 22 1976. Kerry is a top-notch surfer like his dad and still lives in Hawaii. My brother was a big-wave rider and had lived on the North Shore for a couple of years before his untimely death at the age of 23. His son is a spitting image of my brother -- even chews his lip the same way. Kerry is greatly missed by my mom and myself, his son and his step-daughter Kanoe, who is Kawika's half sister. Kerry’s ashes were scattered off Sunset Beach, his favorite surfing spot when the waves got over 15 feet -- Lisa Urso '68

Rose Ve Zain McKnight

August 23, 1953 - November 18, 1978

Rose, her husband and son all died in the mass suicide at Jonestown in Guyana on. I remember talking to her mom at that time and she was upset because she couldn't find a way to get their bodies to be buried here. I think that she finally gave up on that. I looked up her name on the Jonestown site recently and found a picture of her there. What seemed so sad to me is that in that picture (I don't know when it was taken) she looked happier and healthier than I had ever seen her -- Philomena McCormack Ten Eyck '71

Richard Wainscott

December 21, 1952 - November 13, 2017

Richard was an active member of the drama department at Crawford, starring in plays such as "Oklahoma!", and was on the football team.  

Warren Wiebe

June 18 1953 - October 25, 1998

Warren's MySpace Living Memorial

Doug Wilson

August 23, 1953 - July 14, 2016

David Worsham

January 16, 1953 - December 26, 2005

David was born in San Diego and was a retail warehouseman. He lived in Lakeside. Survivors include his wife, Terry Worsham; sons, David Worsham of Highland and Eric Worsham of Lakeside; sister, Linda Childress of Spring Valley; and brother, Gary Worsham of El Cajon

Donald Zaitzow

December 9, 1952 - December 31, 2003

He was born in California and was a family law attorney. Survivors include his daughter, Caitlin; father, Rock Zaitzow; and sister, Barbara Hope Zaitzow Villanova.

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