1969 Obituaries



Michele Elizabeth Abare

September 25, 1951 - November 1, 2006

Michele was born in Oakland, and was a biologist for Land & Wildlife Management. She was a member of the Canyoneers. She is survived by sisters Maureen Abare-Laudy, Donna Fleig and Jeanne Carruolio; and brothers John and Jeff.


Ron Apelman

August 10, 1951 - December 10, 1975.

Ron was a great brother and my best friend. He was a radio DJ in San Diego, Los Angeles, and New Orleans. Unfortunately he left us early – Craig Apelman ‘72


Wendy Arford

November 28, 1950 - June 9, 2006

Wendy passed away of colon cancer. She spoke often of the fun she had at the reunions -- Beth Arford


Joan Ballard Nobbs

May 22, 1951 – June 4, 2008

Joan received her B.S. in nursing at San Diego State, and worked in the San Diego area for over 30 years. Joan enjoyed her family, gardening, traveling and sewing. Her main focus was to nurture and raise her two sons. Her wit and charm and her gentle and caring nature touched all that knew her.

Joan attended Hardy Elementary and Horace Mann, but was unable to attend Crawford. She has many friends who went on to Crawford who may be unaware of her passing -- Mark Silver '69


Teresa Barrera Sheckler

Tess took her life in 1998. She and I were married in 1979, then divorced, then remarried. She began having problems with manic-depression in the late 1990s. We divorced again in 1996. Two years later she reserved a room at the Sheraton Hotel by the San Diego Airport and shot herself. Unfortunately, this not uncommon for manic-depressives. She is survived by a son who is 31 years old and lives in San Diego. Her remains were cremated. We took them to Cozumel, Mexico and – according to her wishes – scattered them at sea in front of the La Ceiba Hotel. It was her favorite place -- Phil Sheckler


Marcia Bouchard Carpenter

March 5, 1951 - July 12, 1995


Philip Boyd

June 17, 1951 - May 29, 2008

I found this picture of Phil in my 1964 Horace Mann yearbook. I first met Phil at Henry Clay Elementary. He was fun loving and always had a smile on his face. I remember when his hairstyle was a flat top with comb back fenders on the sides -- and Butch wax to make the front stand up – Don Rogers ‘69


Greg Brassey

January 25, 1951 - April 13, 2010

Greg died after a year-long battle with esophageal cancer. He'd moved to Phoenix, Arizona after retiring from SDG&E. He was married to Lynn for 37 years, had three daughters, two grand-daughters and a grandson due in May.


Don Calafata

April 1, 1951 - June 5, 1970


Janet Campbell


Tim Carroll

April 3, 1951 - October 13, 2001


Richard Kevin Cole

April 6, 1951 - October 9, 2005

A very dear friend of mine for over 20 years, Richard died suddenly of an apparent heart attack. He is survived by his parents Frank and Della Cole, brother Roger--all of San Diego -- and his favorite Golden Retriever, Shilo. Richard was a landscaper extraordinaire -- excellent with all aspects of the field--design, hardscape, and planting. He also could fix anything and would help anybody when needed -- even chase rattlesnakes out of my yard! He spent many years sailing in Southern Calif. waters on a friend's 45' sloop, and was a great sailor. He enjoyed music--especially live performances and could frequently be found at the Hotel Del Coronado, Salvatore's or the La Valencia, listening to his favorites. He took up social dancing a few years ago, and became very good at many dances, and inspired others to learn A San Diego native, he was a dear kind man, always ready to share a joke or two. He is greatly missed -- Cheri Marassi Carry '64


Eugene Connelly


Richard Irwin Cross, Jr

October 27, 1950 – May 30, 2009

Born in Akron, Ohio, Rick’s family moved to San Diego when he was five. As a boy he played in little league and football, but his high school years were more about academics and playing the trumpet. He played in Ozzie’s band and marched in many parades. Rick graduated from SDSU in 1973, marrying Cheryl Thornberry later that year. They were on the newlywed game in April of ’74 and after answering all but one question correctly about each other, they won first place. The big prize was a tent trailer that provided many years of camping fun for the whole family. Richard had been fighting renal failure for some time but was still in very good spirits. Rick was not feeling well on May 30th, and was being driven to the Emergency Room when he stopped breathing. They tried to resuscitate him at Sharp Memorial but were unsuccessful. Rick had a rich life punctuated by his tenacity and driven personality. Rick is survived by his mother, Rosemarie; sister, Debi; brother Randy; wife of 34 years Cheryl, and his sons Ryan and Blake.


Elaine Donovan Transue

October 5, 1951 - April 2, 2002

My sister was and will always be an amazing person and still to this day is instrumental in the lives of those she touched. Her children and her grandbabies were most important in her life. We keep her spirit alive everyday because of the love and laughter she gave to us and taught us to give to others. -- Kathy Donovan Roper ’72


Mark Edwards


Michael Erler

October 10, 1950 - October 26, 1989


Deborah Evans

November 11, 1951 - February15, 2002

My sister died at UCSD medical center from liver disease. She contracted pneumonia on admittance to the hospital and died before she could recover enough for a transplant -- Phillip Evans '67


Suzanne Evert

August 21, 1951 - October 18, 1981


Art Flores

October 8, 1951 - November 26, 2016

My brother passed away from cancer and heart failure. He participated in cross country and track, which he excelled at. Unlike myself, he had to work very very hard to attain the levels he did in both the one-mile and the two-mile.  A special thanks to his buddies back then: Nick Marrasi, John Ables, Rick Manis and Randy Thomas.  Art lived in La Mesa and is survived by two brothers and two sisters and many nieces and nephews.  There will be no services. He will be missed -- Tony Flores ’72


Stan Forman

March 12, 1951 - June 17, 1972

Stan died while taking a flying lesson in a small plane. He was flying with an instructor and collided with another small plane on final approach at Montgomery Field in San Diego. Neither plane had been given final OK to land so it was ruled an error on both pilots. Stan had attended college in Steamboat Springs, CO and was a student at SDSU at the time of the accident -- George Sorenson '69

Mark Garrett

May 27, 1951 - November 3,1986


Linda Glaser Pomplun

July 16, 1951 - March 22, 2015

A native and lifelong resident of San Diego, Linda passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loving family after a valiant fight against cancer. Linda graduated from SDSU with a BA in Education. After a short stint in teaching, she prospered in banking where she met her husband Ed. They married in September 1976. She worked for almost two decades as a project coordinator in real estate investments. Linda then passionately pursued a second career in fitness and personal training, which she practiced up until a month before she passed away.


Gary Hastings
(No photo in yearbook)

April 6, 1950 - January 26, 2002


Donald Hauer

November 4, 1951 – October 11, 1997

My son Don passed away here in San Diego from lung cancer – Dorothy Hauer


Catherine Heil Petersen

January 27, 1951 - August 19, 2015

Cathy died from complications of diabetes at her home in Kalispell, Montana. Cathy grew up in San Diego. She was a dedicated candy striper at Grossmont Hospital and avid baby sitter. She married Chuck Ellis upon graduation and bore two children, Shannon and Shawna. She later divorced. Cathy worked as a secretary and bookkeeper while raising her two children. On December 26, 1982, Cathy married Rev. Jim Petersen, pastor of the United Church of Christ of La Mesa. In September of 1983, Cathy and Jim and their two children moved to Great Falls, Montana, where Jim served as the minister of the First Congregational Church for the next 31 years until his retirement. Cathy and Jim proceeded to adopt seven special needs children, Jill Seifert, Katrina, Laura Flaherty, J.J., Annie, Sarah, and Katie. Cathy and Jim were Cascade County "foster parents of the year" in 1986. The family spent many summers camping at Lake Five outside of West Glacier and subsequently on their own camping property off of Glen Lake outside of Eureka, Montana. Cathy and Jim retired to their newly built Kalispell home in March of this year. Cathy will be remembered for her generosity, compassion, selflessness, sense of humor, and authenticity. She was humble and unpretentious as she gave her life to others.


Halina Karpenko Schultz

January 30, 1952 - October 16, 2002


Hello John --I saw that you were looking for Halena Karpenko Schultz. I am beyond saddened to say that she passed away. I believe she was on either the yearbook or newspaper staff at Crawford her senior year. She really spelled her name Halina. The "e" was just a high school fancy. Halina went on to graduate from SDSU with a double major, Russian and Social Welfare. She worked for the County of San Diego for 27 years, until her illness. Halina was loved by everyone she knew. There were more people at her funeral than at any funeral in our church's 60-year history. We were best friends since we were 10 years old. I hope this gets passed on to her friends that knew her. -- Jeanette Hernandez


Glenda Kenney Hetz

May 17, 1951 - May 9, 2005

A resident of Coulterville, California, Glenda passed away Monday, May 9, 2005 at Memorial Medical Center in Modesto, she was 53 years of age. In 1973, she was united in marriage to Norman George Hetz. Glenda loved the outdoors and her animals, and worked at a fish hatchery for 12 years. Glenda also enjoyed flowers and fishing and was a loving devoted wife & mother. Glenda is survived by her husband, Norman George Hetz of Coulterville, CA.; her parents, William Donald Kenney and Arlene Louise Kenney; a son, Philip Hetz; a daughter, Sarah Hetz McCulloch both of Coulterville, CA.; two brothers, Chris and Mike Kenney of San Diego, CA.


Jerry Lanier
(No photo in yearbook)

Born Feb. 28, 1951


Shelley Levine

January 5, 1952 - February 6, 2008

Shelley passed away after a long illness. She is survived by daughters Kara Dors Steinberg and Jennifer Dors, mother Gerry Levine, and sister Peggy Shapiro. She was preceded in death by her father Milton Levine. Shelley was deeply loved by her family and friends and her memory will always be cherished. Donations may be made to the Mayo Clinic or charity of choice.


Bruce Manning

September 4, 1951 - February 13, 1977

My brother took his own life at the age of 25. He had graduated from UCSD with his Masters and was just weeks away from receiving a PhD from the University Of New Hampshire. Bruce was very intelligent. He majored in the field of physics and carried two minors -- Marine Biology and Art. The night before his death he called from UNH and had great news -- he had been hired by Scripps in La Jolla and was very excited about that. Bruce enjoyed surfing with his friends or playing a good game of chess when time allowed. He was also a good big brother, letting me tag along at times and teaching me new things along the way. He has been dearly missed by all of his family and others that had a chance to befriend him. His friends included Kip Ong, Mike Moyse, Curtis Brown and -- I think -- a Jeff Britt.

If you knew my brother Bruce and can share stories please email me


Al Medina

December 16, 1950 – November 6, 2008

Born in Calexico, Al came to Chula Vista at age two. He attended Saint Augustine his freshman year. After Crawford he went on to San Diego State University earning a B.S. degree in Health Sciences. Al was passionate about his family and public service devoting his 30-year career to helping those in substance abuse recovery as the Deputy Director for Alcohol and Drug Services for San Diego County. In 2003, he was named as one of San Diego Magazine's "50 People to Watch." He is loved and will be remembered by his father, Hector Medina; by his older brother Dr. Hector Medina; his younger sisters, Sylvia Medina and Laura D'Amelio


James Miller


Angela Mishoe Kelsey

October 22, 1951 - November 20, 1994


Camellia Mize Fedder

February 18, 1951 - March 3, 2013

My wife, Camellia Mize Fedder '69, had been in home hospice care after going to the ER on Christmas day. She is survived by her sisters Paulette '62 and Marcia '66, brother Norman '71, children Janel, Loraine, Matthew -- and me: Alan Fedder ’69


Richard Modica

September 22, 1951 - August 1975


Becky Muncrief McMeans

April 7, 1951 - November 14, 2008

I'm sad to say my sister passed away on November 14,2008 in Austin, Texas from non-alcohol related liver failure. She leaves behind two sons, Seth and Shane – Cathy Muncrief Floquet ‘73


Linda Neumann Terriere

Linda passed away August 20, 2012 after a long bout
with cancer. She was at home with her family by her side..


Janet Nielsen Kverno

August 28, 1951 - August 15, 1996

My sister died of cancer. She was a much beloved teacher in Escondido and there was a picture and good article about her published in the North County Times on August 28, 1996 (which would have been her 45th birthday) -- Larry E. Nielsen '64


Kip Ong

January 12, 1951 - June 26, 2003

Kip Douglas Ong passed away in Piedmont, California. He graduated from SDSU with a BA in Design and Architecture, then moved to San Francisco and became a journeyman carpenter. Besides being a talented craftsman and artist, Kip had a love of the outdoors and was an avid Oakland A’s baseball fan. He is survived by his wife Gail, daughters Jenna and Jaclyn, parents Sam and Ruth, sisters Olin and Vicky, and brother Glen.


Eileen Oshefsky Sommers

June 23, 1951 - February 1, 2010


John Pease

April 10, 1950 - January 7, 2001


Jan Philipsen Richardson

August 4, 1951-May 27, 2011

Jan passed away peacefully after a short battle with Multiple Myeloma. Born in Erie, PA, as Jan Lynn Eisenberg, her family relocated to San Diego, California in 1955. She had one brother, Jeffery. She was later adopted by her stepfather Henry H. Philipsen and took his last name. She grew up in various areas of San Diego, and attended Mesa and Santa Rosa Colleges. She also lived in Santa Rosa, CA, Dallas, TX, Irvine, CA and Spokane, WA. She returned to San Diego in 2001. She was a faithful member of the LDS Church. She loved serving, giving and caring for others and most recently volunteering at the San Diego Zoo for 10 years. She loved spending time with her family and friends, traveling, reading, cooking and creating artful crafts.


Christine Pilcher Putnam

August 23, 1951 - September 17, 1986

My aunt Christine died in a car fire in San Diego -- Steve Shockome ‘73


Ernie Rea

July 4, 1951 -- July 7, 2016

Ernie passed away from medical complications.  He was a lifelong friend of mine.  He took me to my first San Diego Charger game at Balboa Stadium in 1961.  We shared a lifetime of adventures and memories.  I miss him terribly -- Susan Harman Hammond ’67


Joe Renzi

August 11, 1951 - September 28, 2009

Joseph Renzi passed away after a prolonged illness. Joe was born at Balboa Naval Hospital in San Diego. He grew up with his brothers in San Diego County. His interests included winning radio contests, ham radio, and playing music on his increasingly sophisticated audio systems. Joe wrote a Braille letter to President John F. Kennedy resulting in Joe and his family meeting the President at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot. Joe traveled to Hawaii and the Virgin Islands. He attended the University of California in Santa Barbara. Joe worked 28 years as a computer programmer for the United States Government Department of Defense. He also operated a small business setting up computers and software for the blind.


Kenneth Joseph Roberts

October 15, 1950 - July 9, 2012

My ex-husband Ken received a heart transplant in September 2010 and was doing great. After all this time his body rejected the heart. He is survived by his wife Karen Roberts, his brother John Roberts ’70, his children Clay and Andrea Roberts and his grandson, Ryan Ramos. He was predeceased by our son, Ryan Roberts, in 1998 -- Charlene Little Roberts ’70


Jeanne Robinson Hoskins
(No photo in yearbook)

My wife passed away July 14, 1999. She had breast cancer -- Jay Hoskins


Dia Roemmich Mays

February 22, 1951 - August 22, 2011

Dia bore many years of difficult injuries and illnesses with uncommon strength and optimism. She was the daughter of the late Dr. Herman Roemmich and Dorothy Roemmich. Dia graduated from San Diego State University, and until disability made it impossible to work, she taught for the Santee School District. Dia enjoyed camping, gardening and crafts, and in later years was active in the Sierra Club, several local bridge groups, and the Old Town Historical Society.

Dia was always friendly and polite, and was quite active while she was a student at Crawford.  I actually do not remember how I met her although both her father and my father worked at San Diego State (back when it was "College").  Dia also lived next door to my sister's best friend.  After graduating from Crawford we both found ourselves at SDSU.  Dia stayed in the San Diego area while I have lived all across the country and so we lost touch.  I later learned that she had developed a medical problem possibly involving her back while at SDSU or shortly thereafter.  It seems that it affected her for most of her adult life.  Although I hadn't seen her in many years the news of her passing has made me sad
--  Rob Wilcox '69


Cheryl Rubin

January 24, 1952 - September 22, 1986


David Salefski
(No photo in yearbook)

May 15, 1951 - December 10, 1969


Jeffrey Schultz

November 16, 1951 – May 8, 2008

Jeff passed while serving with the U.S. Department of State in Amman, Jordan. While serving in the U.S. Navy from 1969-1990, some of his assignments included the amphibious invasion of Grenada, personally assisting in the capture of General Manuel Noriega in the invasion of Panama, Operation Desert Storm, as well as being personally selected to implement the Navy EOD cell at the prestigious SEAL Team Six. Jeff received many awards during his military career, including the Distinguished Service Medal. After retirement from the Navy, Jeff became a police officer with the Portland Police Bureau in Portland, Oregon. He served as a motorcycle officer as well as a member of the Bomb Squad and SWAT Team, where he retired at the age of 50. From March of 2003 until his death he worked for the Department of State as the lead instructor for the Anti-Terrorism Assistance Program.


Michael Schumacher

October 2, 1950 - February 21, 2002

My brother passed away at age 51, of a massive heart attack. He had three children and his first grandson was on the way at the time of his death. He served in the Navy during Vietnam for about a year before getting a medical discharge. He then worked in his father's air conditioning business, which he took over in early '90s, and ran it until the time of his death. He was born in San Diego in 1950, and lived there his whole life. The picture above was taken five days before his death -- Sandy Schumacher Edwards '66


Scott Sloggett

July 13, 1951 - October 24, 1992

Barbie caper pays off in death and jail time

Some might see taking away a grown man’s Barbie doll collection as a community service, but not the San Diego police. In October 1992, burglars Mark Larsen, 31, and Bruce Scott Sloggett, 41, masterminded the biggest doll heist this side of puberty. The plan was simple: Break into Barbie freak Glen Offield’s home and split with his more-than-5,000-piece collection, then torch the place to cover their tracks. Roughly 1,500 Barbies fell victim to the ploy, but the tragedy didn’t end there: A few days later, Sloggett died of a drug overdose. When police arrived at his home, they uncovered enough info to trace the tons of tiny trim to a rented storage locker. Larsen was sentenced to a year in prison, where he lived in fear of the question “What are you in for?”


Kim Soulé

November 15, 1951 – December 24, 2009

Kim was a 15-year kidney transplant recipient. He is survived by his mother Jane Soulé of San Diego and his sister Laurice Soulé and her husband Scott Lindow of Mountain Home, Idaho. Kim thought to live each day to the fullest!!!


Michael Stone

July 7, 1950 – August 3, 2004

Employed as a Car Wholesaler for Tipton Honda Mike was the
"Famous Car Salesman", otherwise known as the "Truck Guy"
.


Thrace Swing

Thrace died December 11, 2009. A native San Diegan, he served in the California National Guard and was a former printer for Teledyne Ryan Aeronautical. He especially enjoyed trains, history, and the outdoors. He is survived by his wife Donna, son Eric, daughter Alison and brother Timothy Swing of El Cajon.

Charlotte Tenney

Charlotte and I were fellow columnists for the Presidio Sentinel for years. She wrote a column on herbal and integrative medicine and I wrote about music. Her words were far more important than were mine. Charlotte also was a major force in the creation of the “Trees for Health” area in Balboa Park, and was a member of the Herbal Guild.  I did not see any notice of this in the Union Tribune -- Richard Cone (October 16, 2015)

A Tribute To My Friend, Charlotte Tenney

We Will Miss You Charlotte


Harell Thomason

Born November 18, 1951


Patrick Treat

My best friend in high school passed away on Saturday morning, February 13 2010, in San Diego. My understanding he was he had cancer and was at the VA Medical Center. He and I had the same quirky sense of humor and enjoyed blasting around in either his '58 Chevy Apache pickup or my '56 Cadillac Sedan De Ville. We went on a camping trip over to the Salton Sea, went to the After Prom up in Disneyland, hit the San Diego County Fair and went to the beach often. We both worked at Consuelo's in Hillcrest as bus boys and dish washers, both dreamed often of what the future would bring, being “out of the house” and living large. We listened to lots of Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Cream, Country Joe and the Fish, and lots of other rock groups, and we never tired of hitting the Carnation Ice Cream Shop up on El Cajon. We had lots of fun. I'll miss the guy -- Al Varney ‘69


Loretta Tugman Delong
(No photo in yearbook)

September 1, 1951 - July 4, 1987


Rosalinda Weaver Flores

February 2, 1951 - November 18, 2005


Robert Webb

March 21, 1950 - February 2, 2012

The only information Mary Gale Rogers could find had to do with Bob's membership in the Squibob Chapter of E Clampus Vitus, which -- if you know the organization -- would explain the photo on the right.


Donna Weim Bowersox

November 12, 1951 - March 17, 1992


Gail Wilcox


Les Wiley

September 28, 1951 - April 30, 1985


John Preston Winans

May 15, 1951 – November 22, 2009

John passed away due to a stroke at his home in San Diego, CA. He was born in Inglewood, California, the oldest of three sons. In 1970 he enlisted in the United States Coast Guard and was stationed in Miami, Florida. Upon completion of his military service, John attended Woodbury Business College where he graduated with a degree in Interior Design. In 1978, John joined the design group of Gerhard Interiors of Carlsbad. His work earned Gerhard a first place award in the ASID San Diego Awards Competition.


Mark Wittenberg

February 3, 1951 - February 14, 1995

Mark died of an undetected brain anomaly. He worked in Artists’ Relations for Fender Guitars in Corona and lived in Glendora. He enjoyed having musicians drop in unexpectedly at his office. Think of a famous musician who plays a Fender and Mark met them. Eric Clapton was a friend of Mark's and he knew or met just about everybody in popular music at one time or another. He was well respected in the music business and had an amazing sense of humor. Mark is buried at: Eden Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Mission Hills, CA -- George Sorenson '69


Janet Marie Wright

March 20, 1951 - July 22, 2004

Surrounded by her family, Janet finished her 10-year battle with cancer and won the ultimate prize - a place in heaven. The 2nd and widely-believed favorite daughter of Paul and Lorraine Wright, she was a native San Diegan and “certified beach babe” in her youth. Janet completed a four year apprentice program to become a journeyman instrument mechanic and worked at the Naval Air Depot North Island until her retirement in 2001. She is survived by her loving mother and wonderful caregiver Lorraine Wright; tolerated sisters and special brothers-in-law Kathleen and Richard Vanesian and Michelle and Augustine Gomez; doted-on nephews Michael and Thomas Gomez; and countless friends. Many thanks to Sharp Hospice especially: Raphael, Mariel, Gwen, Soloman, Sandra, and Betty who provided great care to the entire family. Janet fought her illness with dignity and unique sense of humor. We'll never forget her or her "Nana-isms". So in her words, "Having fun now, got to go."




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