1974 Obituaries


Reginald Adams

December 12, 1955 - August 30, 2015

He joined the United States Army and served his country for over 21 years. Reggie was a resident of Mansfield, Texas at the time of his passing.


Steven Barrett
(No photo in yearbook)

Steve passed away on October 21, 2009 following a brief illness. Steve started his career in the lock and security field in 1975. Employed by the Labann Security Corporation in 1977, Steve admirably assumed ownership in 2001. For over thirty-seven years in San Diego County, Steve's pride as a Master Locksmith was not only appreciated by each of his customers, but the employees he has mentored over the years. . He will be dearly missed by his wife Carolyn, daughter, Ellyria and son Calvin. Also, his sister Shelley Norris of Yuma, AZ. Those who so desire may make Memorial Donations in honor of Steve to Boy Scouts of San Diego/Imperial Council and Girl Scouts San Diego/Imperial Council.

Cheryl Borden Callihan

Cheryl died of breast cancer in 1994 -- Bryant Callihan


Charles "Buddy" Castle
(As a sophomore in the '72 Centaur)

My brother passed awasy May 26, 2011 of congested heart failure at Big Bear City, California. He attended Carver, Horace Mann, and Crawford, but did not graduate -- Gloria Castle Damron '75


Patricia Courts Taylor

May 3, 1956 - March 30, 2007

A resident of El Cajon, Patricia was born in West Virginia and was a mortgage broker. Survivors include her husband Dennis; sister Karole , three daughters, two sons and six grandchildren.


Cheryl Davey

August 8, 1957 -- October 1, 2004

Cheryl was born in Seattle, WA and was a hairdresser. She is survived by her mother Marguerite Davey, sister Karen Davey Watkins ’66 and brother John Davey ’72.
Donations: San Diego Hospice


Wendy Ehlman

September 23, 1956 - August 6, 2008

Wendy was apparently known as "Byrd" to her Buddhist friends.


Robin Firhh

July 10, 1956 - March 15, 1981

My son Robin was born in Stillwater, Oklahoma and died in Mexico -- Hazel Dillon



 

Martin Fischbein

April 28, 1956 - September 24, 2018

Marty and I grew up in the same neighborhood near SDSU, where we both attended Hardy Elementary School, Horace Mann Junior High, and Crawford High School together.  Marty was a great friend, and I have many wonderful memories of our time together.  As children, we formed our own Beatles tribute band, where I was Paul, David Drexler John, Ron Lieberman George, and Marty was Ringo. The first all Jewish Tribute Band, I would joke later.  We all feigned playing the instruments, replacing the guitars with badminton racquets, and Marty feverishly beating on a bread basket with two pencils as drum sticks.  As kids, Marty and I did a lot of fun stuff together.  Whether it was playing football in the street, or crawling through the sewer across the freeway to Adobe Falls to catch pollywogs, Marty was always there.  Marty was kinda famous too when we were kids, as his uncle was Mr. Dependable.  Some of you may remember him, as he owned an appliance store and had a well known commercial on TV, where he would say, ''Hi, my name is Mr. Dependable, and if you can find it for less, I'll refund the difference.''  Marty never liked that commercial much, but all of his friends sure did.  Marty was always an adventurous child, as well as a teenager.  We spent a lot of time at the Jewish Community Center, where we would get into trouble from time to time.  One time in particular, we told our parents that we were at the JCC, when we were actually at 'The Western White House'' in San Clemente, holding picket signs, and DEMANDING that President Nixon help in our efforts to have restrictions eased, so Russian Jews could emigrate to Israel or The United States.  My father asked me the next day, ''Did you and Marty have a good time last night at the JCC?''  “Yeah sure dad, why?'', I replied.   With a look to kill he showed me the photograph of Marty and I in the San Diego Union, screaming and yelling so loud that Ron Nessen ( Nixon’s Press Secretary) had to come over to us and say, ''The President will look into it''.  We were so proud of ourselves, and -- as angry as our parents were at us for lying about where we were that night -- they were very proud of us too.  We also went to our very first X-rated movie together in downtown San Diego, as we saw ''The Last Tango in Paris''.  I remember Marty being disappointed in it, and saying to me ''Really, is that it? That movie should have been rated R'', and we laughed and laughed.  Over the years Marty and I had lost touch a bit, but he has never been far from my heart, or my mind.  I have told many stories about our time together as friends in those years, and the stories will continue to be told, as I truly loved Marty Fischbein. Rest in Peace my brother, Rest in Peace -- Alan Jay Weissman ’74


Elaine Frommer Perretta

December 27, 1956 - October 24, 2006


Clark Hyde

July 24, 1948 - January 29, 1989

I recently thought of an old friend of mine, Clark Hyde, and wondered what became of him. Actually, I was listening to a lecture on why people enjoy different kinds of music, and remembered that Clark loved opera. He was the only person I knew who did. I tried googling him, and found him on your Class of '65 missing list. After further searching, I found that Clark died back in 1989. He is buried at Oberlin Westwood Cemetery in Ohio. I know it is the same Clark Hyde because he went to Oberlin College and I ran into him in Berkeley when he was at seminary -- Jerry Lame ’65 (December 7, 2016)

Bonnie Macpherson

June 12, 1956 - October 15, 2006

Bonnie was born in San Diego and worked for the U.S. Postal Service, United Parcel Service and the San Diego Unified School District. She was a member of the San Diego Highland Dancer's Association and a dancer with the Cameron Highlanders Pipe Band.
Survivors include her parents, Dorothy and James Macpherson; sisters, Linda Matheny of El Cajon, Robin Ramon of King City and Janet Johnston of Oregon; and brother, Gregory Macpherson of Santee.

Bonnie is kneeling in the center with the white gloves


Lawrence Myles

Larry lost his battle with cancer on July 9, 2012 -- Chet Carney


 

Marc Pomeranz

December 14, 1955 – May 12, 2018






Robin Rhett Henry

Robin passed away September. 2, 2011 in Texas, where she was an insurance agent. Survivors include her husband David, children Amanda New, Casey Henry and Eric Henry, and brother John Rhett ’70


Mike Sentovic

January 30, 1956 - September 22, 2011

Mike4 passed away after a long illness. We lived next door to each other -- Mike Poulson ‘73


Susie Smith Cella

Susie passed away July 29, 2011. She was born and raised in San Diego, California, and earned a BA and MBA from San Diego State University. After a successful, ten-year career in banking, she met and married her husband, Michael Joseph Cella. She brought her California spirit east in 1995 when she moved with her family to Wilton, Connecticut. In addition to her husband and children, Susie is survived by her sister, Judy “Elle” Smith Wright ’69.

I remember Susie as one of the nicest people you would ever want to meet. Her energy and personal style was always a pleasure to be around. No party, dance or cheer squad was complete without her. I am so glad to hear Susie got married and had children, since she was such a good role model. The obituary did not say how she died which is OK. It is not the way she died that’s important but the way she had lived. Evan though I have not seen Susie for years, after reading about her passing I suddenly miss her very much and remember her like it was yesterday. God Bless you Susie.  Jeffrey Pich 1973


Andy Teasdale

March 22, 1956 – September 26, 1974

Andy's Friends Remember




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