1976 Obituaries

Geri Battisti

October 14, 1958 - December 5, 1993

Nora Conner

Nora passed away in 2005 of complications
to cancer --
Philene Gordon ‘73


Eileen Gianola

November 5, 1957 - June 29, 2019

Born on November 5, 1957,  Eileen grew up in the Oak Park area of San Diego, the fifth of eight children, and attended Holy Spirit School. Her entire working career was with the City of San Diego Parks and Recreation Department, retiring as a Supervising Recreation Specialist with the Aquatics District in 2017.  Eileen is survived by her mother, Ruth Gianola, and seven siblings: Alice, Mary (Glen), Jim (Ann), Jeff (Shannon), Joe, John (Carin), and Jerome.

Philip Haberstroh

June 1, 1958 - November 23, 1991

Philip and I were good friends through most of high school and afterwards.  Because of our last names we were often seated next to each other, and that is how we got to know each other.  We remained in touch throughout most of the ‘80s.  Tragically, he died in a house fire in Lakeside.  He was one of my best friends and I do still think about him after all these years -- Wayne Haire

Elizabeth Mielnik Duffield

February 5, 1958 – June 22, 2007

Liz was born in Lorraine, Ohio and her family moved to San Diego shortly thereafter. Liz spent the ten years after high school globetrotting. She traveled throughout India, Afghanistan, the Greek Isles, and most of Europe finally settling in London where she met her husband Paul. In 1985, her son, Nicholas was born. They moved back to San Diego in 1987 and built their home in Crest. Liz became a teacher in 1999 at Bell Junior High School where she was the Teacher of the Year in 2002 and 2003.

Following a long illness and recent hospitalization, Liz passed away from liver disease. She was preceded in death by her parents and is survived by her son, Nick, husband, Paul, her brothers, Mike and Charlie, as well as her extended family.

Charles Streett

October 26, 1957 - November 8, 1978

Charles died in an auto accident. He was engaged to be married and was living in the Los Angeles area -- Luanne Mosley Ness ‘75

Eric Tulin
(no photo in yearbook)

My brother Eric passed away after a long battle with cancer. He was a collector of oriental antiques by profession and is greatly missed by hIs wife Rachel, friends and family -- Stephanie Tulin Schatz

Ken Unitt

July 11, 1958 - October 29, 2013

Ken passed away peacefully at his home in Estes Park, CO, of a sudden and unexpected heart attack. Ken was born in San Diego. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, with an emphasis in Computer Science, from San Diego State University in 1980, and enjoyed a long career as a computer programmer and network administrator for the National Park Service. During his tenure at Rocky Mountain National Park, Ken was well known for his devotion to his work. His knowledge of computers was unparalleled, as were his mountaineering skills, which facilitated countless search and rescue efforts. Ken will especially be remembered for his love of climbing and all things outdoors. One of his personal achievements was having logged over 26 vertical miles during his many climbing expeditions to Yosemite National Park. His other outdoor pursuits included running, whitewater kayaking, and bicycling. Ken is survived by his brother Phil Unitt, and his mother Jerry Unitt, both of San Diego, CA, and his loving wife LaShelle Lyman, of Estes Park, CO.

Domenico Uribe

November 7, 1958 - January 4, 2008

My father had three daughters and two grandsons. He was a life-long Chargers fan. He died of bronchitis. -- Cassie Uribe Venegas

Richard Woods

March 1, 1958 - February 16, 2018

Rick passed away suddenly at his home in Kent, Washington.  At Crawford, Rick played in the pep, jazz and marching bands.  After graduating, he went to San Diego State for a year then Point Loma College.  Taking a radical jump, in 1980 he moved to Minnesota where he attended Bemidji State University, graduating in 1984 with a degree in music.  In Minnesota, he met his wife Linda, and after college they moved to the Seattle area where he worked in a number of different retail outlets, including managing a House of Fabrics store in Ballard and a Copart online auto auction yard.  Rick loved all things Disney, and enjoyed keeping in touch with his friends from Mann Junior High and Crawford.   He is survived by, among others, his brother Bill Woods ’69.

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