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.
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December 19, 1952 - August 15, 2012
August 20, 1954 - February 8, 1976
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.
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
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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.
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.
February 21, 1953 - August 18, 1973
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,
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
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
February 19, 1953 - March 19, 2004
November 15, 1953 - November 1977
September 9, 1953 - February 2, 1984
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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.
January 17, 1953 - November 15, 1995
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
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.
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August 21, 1953 - June 19, 1973
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.
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. Kerrys 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
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
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.