1976 Obituaries


Geri Battisti

October 14, 1958 - December 5, 1993


Nora Conner

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


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


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




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