1975 Obituaries

Wayne Buss

It is with great regret that I inform you that Wayne Buss died on December 2, 2004 in an automobile accident in Auckland New Zealand. He moved there shortly after selling the Carnation building downtown. He was very involved in the transformation of San Diego's downtown. He purchased a large property in New Zealand and became involved in environmental projects there --Cris Bremner.

James Cagley

December 6, 1956 - July 29, 2015

James died of a heart attack while training for a marathon. His wife Donna died in 2011. Surviving are his three children Tamrie, Adam and Tracee, as well as siblings Barbara Cagley Thomas ’64, Richard Cagley '68 and Judith Cagley Griffith ’71.

David Dawson

October 20, 1957 – August 11, 2006

David was put to death by lethal injection for the 1986 murder of three members of a Billings, MT family. He never revealed his motivation for the killings.

Renee Edgington

Renee Edgington and her husband Matthew Francis were killed in an automobile accident in South Africa on August 28, 1998. The couple were artists and AIDS activists who, in 1991, started Clean Needles Now. Read more about their work at:


Rita Hampton Ferreira

November 4, 1957 - August 14, 2020

Lauretta Hancock Beckwith

February 14, 1958 - March 1, 1991

Lauretta died of an undetected brain aneurysm. She was married, had three small children, and was living in Oregon -- Luanne Mosley Ness '75

Lawson Hardge IV

September 9, 1957 – August 2, 2005

Lawson died at home after a short illness

David Harpster
(No photo in yearbook)

July 28, 1957 - January 4, 2016

Patty Kuey

My cousin Patty died in an auto accident in the 1990s -- Byron Kuey '75

Julie Lozow

Julie Lozow was my supervisor when I worked at the law firm of Milberg Weiss et al. in San Diego (now Lerach Coughlin et al.). I left the firm in 1999 but have been in touch with colleagues, one of whom just told me that Julie passed away Friday, December 2, 2005. She had been suffering from cancer for at least a year -- Lisa Woodard Mink.

Susan Marko McArdle

March 2, 1957 - February 6, 2012

Susan was born in Minnesota and came to San Diego as an infant. She attended Blessed Sacrament Church and School. She worked most of her life in the clerical field, most recently i the insurance field. Her passion in life were her family, gardening and motorcycle rides. Survivors include brothers Al ’63 and Tom ’70.

Dyan McCormack Wootton

February 4, 1957 - June 20, 2010

Dyan passed away after a courageous 14 month battle with cancer, with her husband and daughter by her side. Dyan went to school in San Diego and then moved to Leucadia during high school and graduated from San Dieguito in 1975. She loved the beach, Disneyland, and going to movies. She worked for Costco for 10 years and made many friends there. She is survived by, among others, her sister Sherry McCormack Burch ’69 of Silverdale, Washington.

Daniel Padilla
(No photo in yearbook)

June 29, 1957-December 23, 2005

Daniel was born in San Diego and was employed by Atlas Chemical. Survivors include his daughter, Beverlee of California; parents, Jesus and Lorinda of Bisbee, Ariz.; brothers, Bernie and Robert of Bisbee and Stanley and Ezequiel of California; sisters, Judy Padilla and Elizabeth Johnson of California.


James Parish

January 4, 1958 - April 25, 2020

An Associate Professor of Mathematics at Southern Illinois University James passed away from natural causes.   Jim was born in Augsburg, Germany,  the youngest of five children.  He received his Master’s from University of California Santa Barbara and from there went on to graduate from the University of Chicago with his Ph.D. in Mathematics. Jim taught at the University of Arizona before moving to Edwardsville, Illinois, where he taught at SIUE for more than 30 years.  He was well-liked and admired by his colleagues, students, and friends.  Mathematics was his passion, but he had many interests that included reading, music, cooking, and the love of his two furry companions.

Marla Quinci

March 8, 1957 - April 17, 2014

I just wanted to let you know of the sudden passing of Marla Quinci. She was living in Davis, CA with her two children Olivia, 20 and Grant 18. She had her MA from SDSU in Marriage and Family Counseling and was also a Paralegal.  She was working for the Contra Costa County Public Defenders office  in Martinez, CA providing psychological and legal services.  She loved animals, and was an animal behaviorist/trainer and horsewoman. She was a renaissance woman of many talents and interests. She always had a positive attitude, a great sense of humor/and a smile that lit the room.  She was an amazing, joyful, beautiful woman, full of life and an inspiration to many -- Marialyn Sardo '73

Ronny Spears
(No photo in yearbook)

July 30, 1957 - January 5, 2003

Ronny was born in Pascagoula, MS, and was a registered nurse at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Survivors include his wife, Mylah; daughter, Ashley Spears of San Diego; mother, Jewel Spears of Alpine; brothers, John Spears of Jamul, Barry Atherton of San Diego and Shelby Atherton of Chula Vista.

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