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(Coach) Richard Adair

1924 - April 9th, 2015


 

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Richard D. Adair
91, passed away in Redlands on April 9, 2015. Originally from Kansas, Richard had lived in San Bernardino since 1928. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during WWII as a Sgt with the CMP. Upon his return from war he trained as a teacher and worked in San Bernardino for over 33 years. He was also a long time member of Arrowhead Country Club and loved to play golf.
He is survived by Louise his wife of 67 years. Also surviving him are his children Greg, Jan, Pete & Susan and his 5 grandchildren..

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Fred Adams

1949 - September 7th, 2007

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From Gloria Gooden-Davis (Briddell) on September 17th, 2017
Fred and I grew up as next door neighbors. In the summer his family was the only folks on the block my parents allowed us to play with after dark. Our families were close knit. We were friends from Jr. High through High school until I moved away from San Bernardino. I think of him and Nettie (one of his sisters) often. The last time I saw Fred and embraced him was at our 20th class reunion.
 
 
From Allen Bone on July 18th, 2018
While in high school, I worked with Fred at Mrs. Moo's Dairy on Baseline. A good man ,fun to work with and always a gentleman.
 

Irene Andrade (Flores)

January 14th, 1949 - December 27th, 2008

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Irene "Renie" Flores

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IRENE (RENIE) FLORES On December 27, 2008, at the age of 59, Renie entered heaven's gates at her daughters home, peacefully with loved ones by her side. She was born on January 14, 1949, in San Bernardino, CA. She later graduated from San Bernardino High School in 1967. She was employed for 13-1/2 years with the Rialto Unified School District. She had a great faith and love for the Lord and attended The Rock Church and World Outreach Center. She was a loving daughter, Mother, sister, grandmother and friend to many. She is survived by her parents, Baltazar Andrade (Mary), Irene Negrete; three daughters, Sylvia Flores, Yvette Flores, Erica Flores-Rios (Eli Rios); eight grandchildren, Jordyn, Indianna, Mikey, Shane, Anthony, Jaiden, Jacob and Eliece; two brothers, Jr. and Michael and two sisters, Marylou and Vengie. Services will be at Montecito Memorial Park and Mortuary. Viewing will be on Jan. 8, 2009 from 4-8PM and services o n Jan. 9 at 10AM

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David Armenta

- - February 17th, 2010

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From Victor Carrillo on November 21st, 2016
I met David in my junior year at SBHS. We had some classes together and I enjoyed his sense of humor. I lost touch with him after I was drafted in the Army and a year in Viet Nam. I hope he found peace. My condolences to his family.
 
From Diane Moore on March 11th, 2017
I had a couple of classes with David. We talked a lot in class. He was fun and joked around. He left a kind message in my yearbook. He was one of the nicest people you'd ever want to meet. I hope he enjoyed a good life with family and friends.
--DIane Moore
 

Helen Atkinson (Krogh)

January 8th, 1932 - August 20th, 2010

From 1963 to 1967, Krogh taught at San Bernardino High School and was "proudest of the lives she touched as a teacher," which included those of many journalism students who stayed in touch, her son said.

"She would quote Shakespeare one moment then tell a joke the next," said Dodie Alsop, a former student. "She was brilliant, a great deal of fun and the biggest-hearted person in the world."

Helen remembered by Sue Olson:

For a long time now, I have described Helen to others as "larger than life, like Auntie Mame, a New York broad with a loud mouth."  This is the idea of Helen I carry around in me with full respect and affection.  She really was larger than life. 

I was one of Helen's Tyro Weekly journalistic staffers.  In 1967 we all graduated and scattered; I didn't see her again until 2002.  A lot happened in both our lives in those 35 years. 

Back in the days at San Bernardino High School, Helen towered over most of the other teachers in my esteem.  She was one of few who had true affect AND effect on us juveniles.  The elements of good solid journalism she imparted set the foundation for my writing in college, a career in public affairs with the U.S. Forest Service and my own writing endeavors.  Her teaching is a strong fiber that still weaves through the fabric of my writing life.  And the lives of others--just take a look at the successes of Dodie Alsop, Cathy Armstrong, Roger Smith, Jan Sears and many more.

Helen was always about generous fun.  There was that memorable Spring Break week at Laguna Beach in 1966.  Cathy still has the photo evidence.  Our introduction to college boys on the beach and rum in our Coke.  Helen gave us some rope, but hey, she checked in on us regularly.  She let us drive her big boat of a car downtown to Harris' Department Store for Tyro Weekly photo shoots right after we got our learner's permits.  She was the parent we all wished we had.  And then she really did become the parent to some of us who needed better parents.

Now catapult forward in time and you'll see Helen and me reunited in the last few years of her life.  When she and her buddy Arlene visited in Oregon, Arlene and I set about playing Scrabble.  Helen pooh-poohed us and said "Haven't you discovered Upwords?  Play that and you'll never go back to Scrabble."  (Turns out she was right about that.)  The next day she found the game and plopped it in my lap.  She challenged me to a tournament and won every round.  Upon those multiple defeats, I uttered emphatic exasperation with the shortest Biblical verse, "Jesus wept!" 

Well, Helen took up that short sentence like a beacon, proclaiming it over every little annoyance we encountered thereafter, laughing out loud.  And I swore I would beat her at the next Upwords tournament.  And well, I never did.  She went out undefeated.  Jesus wept.

/s/ Sue (Suzie) Olson     


 

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Helen Krogh Dies at 78; Started Widowed Persons Assn. Of California

Krogh started the grief support group in Sacramento in the early 1980s after her husband's death left her a widow at age 50.

September 6, 2010, By Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times

Overwhelmed by the grief of widowhood in the early 1980s, Helen Krogh placed an advertisement in a newspaper seeking others in the same situation in Sacramento who might want to gather to talk.

Six days later, she was exhausted from answering the phone but had knit together a core group of "founding mothers" of what became a statewide support group, Widowed Persons Assn. of California, her family said.

http://articles.latimes.com/images/pixel.gifKrogh died Aug. 20 of a cerebral hemorrhage at her Sacramento home, said her son, Randy Atkinson. She was 78.

Twice divorced, she married Donald Krogh – pronounced "crow" – in 1978. Theirs was a "great romance," she later said, that ended when he died from cancer at 57 in 1982.

Widowed at 50, Krogh was seemingly a prisoner of the armchair she sat in every day for six months while staring at a blank TV screen.

"You know the TV's not on, right?" her son recalled asking his mother as he encouraged her to channel her emotions "and get living again."

Everything Krogh did, "she went full-tilt boogie," her son said, and that included starting the support group that helped her and others with the grieving process

She got counselors trained and set up informal get-togethers called "chat and chews," which were held at restaurants. Krogh made public appearances to speak about grief and organized classes to teach independent living skills.

"The story she always liked to tell was that, in her generation, the men didn't know how to do laundry or cook and the women didn't know how to pay the bills," her son said.

For about 12 years, Krogh ran or was deeply involved in the organization, which has almost two dozen chapters throughout the state.

She was born Jan. 8, 1932, in Rochester, N.Y., and lived in Washington, D.C., during World War II when her father, an Army colonel, worked at the Pentagon.

After earning her bachelor's degree from Hood College in Maryland, she became a reporter at a Rochester newspaper and taught school in New York and Florida.

She held two master's degrees, one in journalism from the University of Florida and the other in sociology from UC Riverside, her son said.

From 1963 to 1967, Krogh taught at San Bernardino High School and was "proudest of the lives she touched as a teacher," which included those of many journalism students who stayed in touch, her son said.

"She would quote Shakespeare one moment then tell a joke the next," said Dodie Alsop, a former student. "She was brilliant, a great deal of fun and the biggest-hearted person in the world."

After moving to Sacramento in 1974, Krogh became a public information officer for the California Department of Corrections. She retired in 1987.

Her car sported a license plate that served as a memorial to her third husband – she'd had it made for him – and a reminder of her wit. It read "OL KROGH."

In addition to her son, Krogh is survived by her fiancé, Pete Keller; three grandsons; and two great-grandsons. Her daughter, Renee, died in 1995.

Larry E. Bowie was born in Talllulah, Louisiana. He worked for the U.S. Forestry Department as a "Del Rosa Hot Shot" until he was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1969. He served for two years in Vietnam and was honorably discharged. He worked for Southern California Edison for twenty years before retiring. Larry leaves behind many friends and relatives who will miss him and cherish his memory.

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Sally Jean Bracken (Grossman)

1949 - 2017

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Betty Jean Braggs

June 13th, 1948 - May 13th, 2014

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IN loving memory of
Betty Jean Braggs
June 13, 1948- May 13, 2014

Beloved mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. A long time resident of Highland, Ca, she is survived by her son Michael McGraw, daughter in law Michelle, grandsons Sean and Matthew, god daughter La'Kiesha Allen, 5 brothers, 5 sisters and a host of family and friends. She was proceeded in death by her parents, Odis and Edna Braggs and a sister, Joann Roy. Viewing: 5-8 PM on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at Mt View Mortuary, 570 Highland Avenue, San Bernardino, Ca. Funeral service: 10 AM, Monday, May 19, 2014 at Loveland Church, 1456 N. Grove Avenue, Ontario, Ca. Internment: Green Acres Cemetery immediately following service. Repast: Loveland Church.

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Casey Burke

November 17th, 1949 - January 30th, 2011

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Casey R. Burke, 61, left this world peacefully with his family by his side to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 30, 2011.  Casey is survived by his five children; eleven grandchildren; two great granchildren; two sisters, one brother and many extended family members and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and one brother.

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From Howard Boylin. on July 17th, 2015
Casey was a long time neighbor (4 doors up across the street ) For many years . He loved basseball as did his whole family and we spent many a day playing in his back yard . You are missed my friend...
 
From harvey cohen on March 11th, 2017
Always happy-go-lucky Casey.
 

Edward Chairez

1949 - February 19th, 2001

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Jennifer Clanton

September 26th, 1949 - -

Jennifer and I went to school since the jr year.  She was always a real nice person.  Although we were never real close as friends we did have many classes together and hung out with the same people.
Terry Spear

 I remember Jennifer. She was a sweet girl, always nice to me.  I have her senior picture she gave me along with other school memories.
Lucille (Martinez) Olivares

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From Victor Carrillo on November 21st, 2016
I remember Jenny in my senior year at SBHS. She was always in a good mood and we shared long conversations about life. I am sorry to hear of her passing. She had a kind heart. I will remember you in my prayers. Rest In peace.
 
From harvey cohen on March 11th, 2017
Boys used to brag in junior high school if you were a friend of Jenny Clanton.
 

George Coleman

March 1st, 1949 - January 3rd, 1996

George was my best friend from the time that we were nine (9) years old until his passing.
Harold McCoy


"I was out there getting his stuff and he had just been named employee of the quarter. And they were in the process of renaming a learning center after him."
Michael Coleman

"He did a real fine job...He was a real fine coach, a real fine man. I enjoyed working with him."
Ron Smedley, SBVC Athletic Director

"He did an excellent job. He's going to be missed. He was good for kids."
Spencer Watkins, Dean of Physical Education, SBVC

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Former San Bernardino College men's basketball coach George Coleman, who coached the Indians to three consecutive berths in the state playoffs, died from unknown causes.

While coaching at SBVC, Coleman worked as a counselor at San Bernardino County Juvenile Hall, leaving in 1993. After that, he worked at the Ontario branch of the Job Training Partnership Act, an employment service of the county.

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From Gloria Gooden-Davis (Briddell) on September 17th, 2017
I have fond memories of George from our relationship in junior high school. George, Harold McCoy and I were running buddies for a time, 7th and 8th grades. I remember there were days when the three of us would walk to George’s house for lunch. He would make bologna sandwiches, on occasion hot dogs (of course his mother was not always there Lol.) I remember George as a gentle giant. My friend.
 
 
From Michael Smallwood on September 27th, 2017
George and I go back as far as I can remember, seems as though he was always there. What a great all around person he was....they dont get any better. What great times we had. He will never be forgotten.

Michael Smallwood
 

Jean Collins

September 26th, 1949 - -

Jean and I were very close friends in High School.  Just found this web page.  God, my dear friend!
Nanci DeMaio, Amori 

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From harvey cohen on March 11th, 2017
Remember when she came to San Bernardino from New York at age 13 with that sweet accent. Good looking girl inside and out.
 

Samuel Cook

October 3rd, 1948 - May 19th, 1997

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SAMUEL OTHELLO COOK Former San Bernardino resident Former San Bernardino resident Samuel Othello Cook, 48, of San Marcos died May 19 of a heart failure at a fraternity house in San Marcos. Cook, native of Mesa, Ariz., formerly lived in San Bernardino for 20 years. He served in the United States Navy, he was a member of the Black Sportsmen Club of San Bernardino and First Pacesetters Drill Team.
 
This obituary for Sam Cook from our class was in the May 31, 1997 Sun Telegram.

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From harvey cohen on March 11th, 2017
Humanitarian, who was a good left-handed pitcher who had professional skills.
 
From Gloria Gooden-Davis (Briddell) on September 17th, 2017
Sam Cook was a very nice guy. Boy could he run track. We knew each other since Franklin Jr. High school. One of my favorite persons.
 

John Crumpler

February 11th, 1949 - December 21st, 2009

John was one of the most genuine people I ever had the pleasure of knowing. He touched the lives of the people that he came in contact with in many ways. He never said a bad word about anyone. He always had a smile and glowed with an inner happiness. John had the gift of making and keeping friends from across the spectrum. He wasn't much for convention and rules, so he created the world that he wanted to live in. John lived life to the fullest and without regrets.
Tom Wilson

John was my dear friend, too.   I was looking forward to walking with him for graduation.  But, something got in the way!  We had been told by administration that anyone caught ditching school before graduation wouldn't be allowed to walk.  Guess who ditched, and who was left partnerless?
Lynda Dahlseid

Whenever I think of John...I smile...I think of Pendleton shirts and white Levi’s...I think of sun bleached hair and a smile that brings light to the darkest days...of walking home together from Marshall Elementary School and Arrowview Junior High, of weekends on vacant ball fields...of John being the best player and the effortlessness with which he made it look.  John Crumpler was a gold standard...on the basketball court..the baseball diamond and as a friend.  When I think of John...I think of the halcyon days of San Bernardino...when we were young...without worry...without sickness...our only pleasure was being together with others...choosing teams...and playing.  When I think of John...that smile...that joy...still brings light to darkness.  Rest well, my friend...
Gary Stone

Oh dear - John was such a wonderful friend in school.  He was smart and funny and always kind; the type of person that makes your day better somehow.  He was my date to the Valentine's Dance in 9th grade at Arrowview Jr. High and we had such a fun time. I remember him as being very good at sports and always having a smile on his face.
Kathy Granath


I have known John since we were 5 years old. Played baseball together, swim parties, collected baseball cards, rode bikes, Cub Scouts, and everything else. John and I even did a play on stage for the PTA, at Marshall School as two Hillbillies (he was Liza and I was Willy). We went to Angels games in 1961 and 62'. Our parents were friends. Loved Rock music, like I do. He was a good man.
Steve Portias

 

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From Joe Strinati on December 30th, 2012
John and I played Little League together, on the Pilots, 1959 to 1961. We remained friends thru high school.
Great Guy.

Joe Strinati

 

Patrick William Dewart

September 1st, 1949 - January 20th, 2008

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Rhynda DeYonker

January 5th, 1949 - 1999

My sister Rhynda was unforgettable. Her presence and personality were palpable whenever she entered a room. She lived her life to the fullest, and sometimes with a reckless abandon that was exhilarating but often frightening to witness. I was very proud to be referred to as 'Rhynda's Li'l Brother'.

After graduating from high school, Rhynda married, had two children and lived in the Inland Empire. When she divorced several years later, Rhynda returned to school in Jackson, MS,. and while working full-time and raising her boys, she became a Registered Nurse. She was an amazingly gifted healer whose patience, compassion and love of life gave solace and inspiration to those under her care.

Rhynda taught me many life lessons; honesty, tolerance and humility. She taught me that being afraid was OK; but allowing it to rule your life was unacceptable. She taught me that being yourself was far better than being what someone else wanted you to be. She always acted courageously and often laughed at adversity. She lived her life without regrets and loved deeply and without reservation. Tenacity was perhaps her greatest gift.
 

Rhynda passed away in late 1999 in Phoenix AZ, after a long term illness. She lived and loved with intensity and great passion; and she left us far too soon. She is greatly missed.

Robert DeJonckheere


When the DeYonker family began attending my church, Sunday mornings became something to look forward to.  Rhynda lived across town on the 'right side of the tracks', but fortunately for me, her parents chose to come out our way, making my life forever more enriched. It was in this way that I knew Rhynda, prior to high school. Rhynda, with her vibrant, and cheerful personality was a real inspiration.  She was naturally beautiful with creamy skin and bright, rosy cheeks.  She was blessed with dark hair, and full eyebrows. I don't think she ever required, or wore make-up.  Her enthusiasm  was evident at SBHS, and when she would see me, she would never fail to greet me in her excited manner; I can still hear her voice as she called my name. I think she must have made every individual feel special.

After school, we lost touch, and I don't remember seeing Rhynda until a friend and I ran into her at Loma Linda Hospital, around Christmas 1971.  As she held her little boy, who was experiencing a medical condition, she invited us to her New Year's Eve party.  These memories are as if they happened yesterday, and in fact are more vivid.  Within days after New Year's eve, my father died, and in the early spring of 1972, I moved to San Francisco, but I never forgot Rhynda. I managed to keep up with her a bit, over the years, through mutual friends.  I was saddened to hear of her death, but I am thankful that I was able to find out more about her life through her brother, Robert.  Robert was often with Rhynda in school, and it is satisfying to have had several conversations with Robert, who has partially filled me in on Rhynda's life.

Rhynda was a wonderful girl, and I have no doubt that she became a wonderful woman who left us far too soon. She, in the words of James Joyce, '...lived, and loved, and laughed, and left...'.  (Sharon Williams, March 2012)



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Jeanie Dikeman (Wigert)

January 22nd, 1949 - September 24th, 2017

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Ivan Dix

October 11th, 1949 - May 19th, 2003

IVAN STANLEY DIX

Ivan was my best friend in 1967!

Best Friends means different things to different people. Some insist that you can have only one best friend. Others assert that they have best friends for different aspects of their personalities. Whatever the precise definition, your best friend is the person who gets you. They understand who you are and what you are saying. The greatest distance cannot separate best friends. You will always feel a kinship with them, and be able to instantly continue the friendship even after not talking for many years.

Ivan remains my best friend today even tho he passed away on May 19, 2003!!

Ivan never liked the words goodbye, so I would like to just say:

Thank you for being my best friend.

CHUCK SAGE

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From Diane Moore on March 11th, 2017
I didn't really know Ivan in school, but a long time back he sent me a lot of emails asking about former classmates, since I'd stayed in the area. It was a pleasure chatting with him. Suddenly the emails stopped, and then I saw the memorial. I would echo Chuck's sentiments in saying what a nice guy he was.
--Diane Moore
 

Carol Elaine Dodson (Lawrence)

June 22nd, 1948 - February 16th, 2006

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Carol Lawrence, age 57, of Grand Marsh, Wisconsin passed away Thursday, February 16th, 2006 at the Moundview Memorial Hospital & Clinics in Friendship, Wisconsin.
Funeral service was on Monday, February 20th, 2006 at Roseberry’s Funeral Home & Crematory in Friendship, WI. Pastor Sam Downey officiated. Interment was at the Mt. Repose Cemetery, Friendship, WI.
Carol Lawrence was born in San Bernardino, California on June 22, 1948 to Bill and Maxine Dodson. Carol married Romain ( Rocky ) Lawrence on June 29,1996.
Carol was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Maxine Dodson, Aunt Evelyn and Uncle Herschel and her grandparents, John and Edna Dodson, and Jim and Katy Cain. She was survived by her husband Rocky Lawrence, two daughters, Kimberly (Jason) Crapp and Jennifer (finance Reuben Stark) Lawrence, 1 grandson, Reuben Stark 4th, A brother in Corvallis Oregon, Bob Dodson and 2 nephews also of Corvallis , Oregon, Daniel Dodson, and Nathan Dodson.
Carol enjoyed doing crafts, reading, going to TOPS # 1403, sewing, and riding on the back of the motorcycle with her husband Rocky. She was a charter member of CMA- Christian Motorcycle Association. She was a member of the Light House Church, in Adams.
 

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Shanti Alise Edmonds

1949 - June 12th, 2015

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Robert L. Elston

1949 - July 9th, 2015

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Chris Epperson

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Rosendo Resendez Favela

1949 - September 23rd, 2016

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From George Olivsres on April 25th, 2017
Lost a long time friend and a very special person. Rest in peace my friend
 

Martha L. Flores (Lemos)

April 20th, 1949 - February 2nd, 2011

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MARTHA L. LEMOS April 20, 1949 life time resident of San Bernardino. Age 61, passed away February 2, 2011, at Redlands Community Hospital. She attended SBHS - Graduated SBVC. She was a child educator for 40 years. Martha was Head Teacher at Redlands YMCA Day Care Center - Allred Child Care Center in San Bernardino. She was a patient at DaVita Citrus Valley Dialysis Center for 3 years. She was preceded in death by her father, Ezekiel (Cecil) Flores. Survived by her mother, Leonila (Lila) Flores; her sister, Teresa (Terry) Flores-Lopez-Nick; nephew, Joseph Aceves - Sylena; nieces, Rachel Aceves-Joe Lopez, and Sarah Gonzalez-George; Great nieces, Isabel Gonzalez - Haleigh Aceves; Great nephews, Gabriel and Noah Aceves-Zelan Gonzalez.

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From Gloria Gooden-Davis (Briddell) on September 17th, 2017
Martha and I grew up as neighbors. Her mother Lila and my mother Elsie were very close friends.
She was a very kind hearted person. Always smiled and had a kind tone in her voice. We were friends from elementary school through high school. Used to walk to SBHS from where we lived every day.  I think of her from time-to-time. I did not know she is no longer with us (I moved away after graduating from Valley College). Saddened to know that she is no longer with us. One of my favorite persons.
 

(Sister) Judith Margaret Fogassy

April 28th, 1949 - May 7th, 2016

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James William Gabriel

- - 1999

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Dave Gaffney

January 12th, 1949 - September 1st, 2008

Dave was a really intelligent guy who was my lifelong friend. We met in elementary school and were still friends until he died.  He had a big heart and was always supportive of his friends. He made his own way in life and passed on way too soon for me. He is missed.
Leigh "Tootie" Giarde (Dahl)

Tootie, I couldn’t have put it better myself. Dave was like a brother to me. I miss him greatly.
Tom Wilson

I knew Dave since 3rd grade. Very intelligent and fun guy. Am proud to have been able to call him a friend.
Howard Boylin

I always thought Dave to be the smartest of us all.  Did a lot of running around with him and have a lot of fun memories. We traded letters when he was in Nam and I was stationed in MD.  The first letters mocked me because I had 4 years to go and he only had 2.  As the months went by, I sensed a change in his words and he told me of horrors he had seen and how he wished he had followed my route.  I saw him once more when I was discharged and we had drinks up at the Castaways. Love to drink a beer with you, Buddy!
Dave Koon


Probably the most intelligent "outlaw" in the nation. Always a loyal friend who remembered those who did him right. Was forced to fight due to the rough neighborhood and continued to fight through life until the end. I'm lucky to have known him.
Harvey Cohen

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David “Dave” Alan Gaffney took his final journey to a better place on Sept. 1. He was 59. He battled a long illness with courage and dignity, and was a remarkable man.
Dave was born on Jan. 12, 1949, in San Bernardino, and lived his life in Southern California, Washington State, Lake Tahoe and the place he loved most, Grass Valley.
He served bravely and honorably with the 101st Airborne of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Following his military service he graduated from the University of California, Irvine, attended Loyola Law School, and received an MBA from the University of Nevada at Reno. He was an accomplished general contractor for 27 years.
Dave is survived by his loving wife, Judy Gaffney; mother, Joanne; brother, Matt; niece, Amy; nephew, Michael; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins, and many loving friends who will miss him and his unique ability to make everyone laugh.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert.

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From Harvey Cohen on February 29th, 2012
Probably the most intelligent "outlaw" in the nation. Always a loyal friend who remembered those who did him right. Was forced to fight due to the rough neighborhood and continued to fight through life until the end. I'm lucky to have known him.
 
From Diane Moore on March 11th, 2017
I had many classes with David in high school. He was bright and funny and always friendly. I'm sorry that he went to Viet Nam and that it must have taken quite a toll on him. I didn't see him after high school and was saddened to see that he had passed away. All memories of David are good ones and I was fond of him. He is missed.
--Diane Moore
 

Richard John Galvan

1949 - December 25th, 2004

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Damian Garcia

October 25th, 1949 - April 22nd, 1980

Lived and died with a fierce passion.

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From Carol Gaston Kerr on March 16th, 2017
Damian was one of the first friends I made when I arrived at SBHS.  Such a warm good hearted guy; I am sad to learn he is gone and when he was so young.   Carol Gaston Kerr
 

Michael Haines Grace

October 6th, 1948 - August 21st, 2009

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Michael H. Grace

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Published in San Bernardino Sun on Sept. 4, 2009
- See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sbsun/obituary.aspx?n=michael-h-grace&pid=132256849#sthash.vixMSsNH.dpuf

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Lacey Gravely

August 9th, 1948 - October 27th, 2011


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From Joe Strinati on January 7th, 2013
Lacey and I were very good friends and lived close to each other during high school. It took a while to get to know him, but, he was a great guy.
 

Doug Grayson

- - September 20th, 2017

I met Doug in our sophomore year as we shared a book locker.  The first week of school, Doug and I were walking down the hall and a teacher approached us and asked Doug if "he played basketball"?  Doug said no.  The teacher said "would you like to learn".  Doug said, "not really".  You could tell the teacher was definitely disappointed.  Found out later, it was Mr. Adair, the Basketball Coach.  Doug was 6'8" and Coach Adair was probably thinking he had hit the jackpot.  Doug never played in high school, but eventually played basketball at SBVC.  I later found out that Doug's Dad was the barber we had been going to for several years.

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From Curt Thompson on October 1st, 2017
Doug has been my friend for nearly sixty years.  We were school mates from the fourth grade through most of college and roommates for years in our twenties.  After graduating from college with a business degree and working for a short while he moved to Park City, Utah, and lived the life of a ski bum.  Growing tired of that he found a job doing what always came natural to him - working with electricity.  He was hired to do the wiring in a new home being built in the mountains - an easy job for him despite his lack of certification.  In 1974 with the ski adventure crossed off his bucket list and the wiring job completed he returned home and pursued an electrical engineering degree.  He accomplished that and after working in the field for five years the adventure bug bit him again.

He spent his thirties and early forties traveling with year-long sojourns hitchhiking in Australia, Spain, Greece, Northern Europe, and Brazil; he sheltered in tents, youth hostels, and on occasion with "locals" he met who invited this interesting person to stay for a night, a week, or even months at a time.  He camped under a fig tree on a beach in Greece for a month, hiked alone for days through a forest in Australia ( home of the Eastern Brown Snake - one of the most venomous in the world) and mistakenly ended up in East Berlin before the wall had come down.  He was a true adventurer and my wife and I loved to read his letters and hear his stories when he was at home.

His last twenty five years were spent in his home in Lake Oswego, Oregon.  He was an avid tango dancer, "Tall Club" member, a "Co-Counseling" participant.  He had a few serious relationships but never married.

Doug was a person of deep thoughts and complicated feelings ....... I will miss our long phone conversations and his challenge for introspection.

I wish you peace my good friend!
Curt Thompson
 

Nathan Alvin Green

1949 - February 17th, 2016

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From harvey cohen on March 11th, 2017
Groups of us teens would run into Nathan, Mitch and their friends around town. They were sort of unofficial youth ambassadors.  Someone you never forget.
 

Dennis Groomer

January 11th, 1949 - August 17th, 2012

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Dennis W. Groomer

1949 – 2012 – Obituary
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Dennis was born January 11, 1949, and passed August 17, 2012, at age 63. He was born in Evansville, Indiana.  Dennis has lived in Poway since 1984 and was known by many as the owner of Century Painting.

He is survived by his wife, Rachel; two daughters; one son; his mother; two sisters; one brother; and a large extended family.  We will all miss him.

Published in the Pomerado News on Aug. 23, 2012

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Nancy Guillen (Arrieta)

May 2nd, 1949 - December 4th, 2014

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Karen Haas (Delgado)

November 20th, 1948 - February 29th, 2012

Karen (Haas) Delgado was a good friend, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and daughter.  She passed in February of this year, after a ten month battle with pancreatic cancer. We all remember her fun personality, her good cooking and baking, and her genuine caring for others.  She had life-long friends from San Bernardino High School, and would have loved to attend this reunion and see all her friends again. Friends and family were everything to Karen, and she was everything to us.

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From Patricia Pjerrou-Paynter on May 5th, 2015
The world has lost a really sweet person with the passing of Karen Haas Delgado.  

I attended four different schools with Karen from Sixth grade on...St. Bernardine's Grade School, St. Adelaide's Grade School, St. Bernardine's High School, and SBHS.

In her youth, Karen was the type of child who wanted to include everyone.  She made friends with people who didn't have friends and spent special time with someone if she knew they were having a difficult time.

Karen was very intelligent and very sweet.  I lost touch with her for many years but we reunited at the 20th reunion and were friends until she died.

I am so glad I remet Karen as an adult because she was the same sweet all-inclusive person I had known at the many schools we shared.
 

Stephen Hadden

- - October 8th, 1972

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Clarion Wayne Hawkins

- - July 4th, 2007

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From Allen Bone on July 18th, 2018
I knew Clarion since Kindergarten ,we where friends. A quiet , friendly man. We attended Metcalf elementary,Richardson J.H. togeather. what a shock.
 

Louis Hernandez

Louis was killed in Viet Nam. I note that his name has not previously been posted on our memorial page. Since I don't know the circimstuances or dates I am hoping that other classmates can add to his memorial. 

 

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David Herron

August 17th, 1948 - December 22nd, 1969


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From Diane Moore on March 11th, 2017
David was a wonderful, friendly guy. He loved working on cars and could often be seen in the driveway of his home up the street from my parents. He married just out of high school. I remember his wife Teresa, and they had a young child. I knew David for only 8 years but he was one of the nicest people.

 

Cora Hidalgo (Holland)

May 2nd, 1949 - September 11th, 2001

Cora Hidalgo was on flight 11 on 9/11/2001 she was on her way to San Bernardino to visit her mother. Cora was a great friend and a wonderful person. There is so much to say so I made a Memorial page for her and about her.
http://imarriolamemorialcorahh.blogspot.com/

In the quiet moments, when hurt is hard to bear,
may love become your shelter and may beauty of
precious memories be your comfort.

Irma M. Arriola

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From Irma Arriola on May 3rd, 2012

I know it is painful, but this shows Cora's oldest daughter, husband and Cora's grand kids at a Memorial in Boston at a park. Stephanie has Cora's smile. Beautifully done. YouTube video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYj77zcEqHw

 

Don Hippenstiel

October 11th, 1949 - September 20th, 1971

Donnie is remembered for his good nature and sense of humor.  The oldest of four children, Donnie attended Marshall, Arrowview, and SBHS with several of us.  He was a fantastic tennis player, following in his father's footsteps, and received a varsity letter for men's tennis.  In his short 21 years, Donnie lived life to the fullest.
Susie Quiel

Donald Clyde Hippenstiel was my best friend.  I met him at Marshall Elementary...kindergarten...Mrs. Nish..and we were friends from that day until his death.  I was constantly at his home on Marshall Blvd...listening to music, playing whiffle ball and dice baseball....Donny was the best imaginary baseball announcer...statistician and air guitar player I knew.  He loved sports...The St. Louis Cardinals and especially Stan Musial.  I learned an important lesson from Donny...that race...differences...were a challenge to be faced...and that only friendship was the constant.  Donny Hippenstiel taught me tolerance...and acceptance that I carry with me to this day.  He was my best friend...and I miss him.
Gary Stone

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From Dave Hippenstiel on February 17th, 2015
My Cousin Donnie was the most color blind person on the planet. His love of laughter was very contagious and he never was in a down mode. Here it is 45 years later when I saw this site and felt moved to leave a tribute to the greatest Cousin  a guy could ever have!!!
 

Stephen Hoepfner

December 6th, 1949 - December 7th, 2009

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From Dennis Skinner on June 14th, 2017
 Steve just lived down the street! Many times his Dad would take us boys fishing and traveling around the area in the truck. Sorry to hear of his passing! Rest softly my brother!
 
From Steve Portias on September 17th, 2017
      We always called Steve "Surfer". Don't think he ever surfed but loved the Music and all that went with it. He was always a mellow guy, and died while living with his brother Joey on the corner of I think 36thand Arrowhead, where Joey still lives.
Steve Portias
 

Erlindo Honesto

1949 - April 20th, 2007

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Jane Howell

- - 1976

Jane came to SBHS in her Junior year from St. Bernadine's.  I met her through Bill Angel, who had the good fortune to meet Jane in his first period US History class. Jane would get to class at 7:30 and we would meet her there before class.

"LadyJane" was extremely attractive and as you got to know her, you soon realized her physical beauty paled to her inner beauty.

Jane was a non-conformist and lived life to the fullest.  If you were her friend, she would do anything in the world for you.

In 1976, my Mother called to tell me that Jane had died in a car accident.  I felt a tremendous loss and learned how important it was to tell those you love what they mean to you, before the opportunity is lost.  She died way too soon.
Larry Gable

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A friend of mine just told me that a very good friend of hers had passed away. I then thought back on the deaths of Jane Howell and Danielle Newby. Jane had written in my '67 Annual, "Good luck, Jim. You've a bright future ahead."  Danielle? I had spoken to her less than a handful of times; and those, only for the briefest of minutes.  I remember that she was very nice and a true lady.  Funny how such exchanges stay with a person--even after 4 decades. Then I got sad. It is always sad to hear about the passing of a friend: there are always those questions: "What could I have done?" What could I have said that I didn't?" What did I say that I shouldn't?" When we consider the somewhat tenuous grip that we have on our own mortality, we sometimes ask, "Why them, and not I?" Those of us who are ankle-deep into our 60's can look back on our Road of Life and see that the sunset has cast its failing light on so many of our fallen comrades. We can look ahead into the sunrise and rejoice that we still have many friends with us. Though we stop, yet we realize that those who are no longer with us still urge us on to enjoy what we have and to strive to be a blessing to all with whom we come in contact--no matter how briefly, no matter how long. In this way, we honor our friends.
Jim Stembridge

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Terry Glenn Hudson

- - June 15th, 2008

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From Joe Strinati on December 3rd, 2015
Terry and I were very good friends from the second grade at Davidson elementry, to Arrowview Jr. High and thru high school. I lost track of him after high school and never heard from or about him again, until now. I am sadden to read this. He was a great guy during the days of our close friendship.  Damn.

Joe Strinati, 12-03-15
 

Michael Angelo Indrieri

1949 - October 26th, 2005

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From Joe Strinati on December 30th, 2012
Alan and I became friends at elementry school, (Davidson) and were very close thru Jr. High at Arrowview, parting our ways in high school.
He was a Christmas baby from 1949, and passed in 1995.

Joe Strinati
 
From Dennis Skinner on June 14th, 2017
 Will miss Alan he was a funny guy! Always had a joke or a story to tell! Rest softly my brother!
 
From Steve Portias on September 17th, 2017
    Alan, could grow a beard in two days in Junior High. Member of the Red Mountain Boys. Last time I saw him was around 1972 when I bought a Harley and a Triumph motorcycles off him.
Steve Portias
 

Donald Jackson

April 13th, 1949 - June 9th, 2003

Donald was affectionately known to many as D.J., but his father nicknamed him "Bugs". A true extrovert, Donald loved the outdoors, and was always actively involved. He was a best friend to all, a foe to none, always smiling, never frowning. Compassion and sincerity were expressed in everything he did.

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Donald Keith Jackson was born to Ollie J. jackson and Bernice Benjamin. Donald moved to San Bernardino at the age of six and lived there the rest of his life. He loved the San Bernardino community and it's people. Donald served his community until a long-term illness overcame his cheerful spirit. He leaves many family members and friends to cherish his spirit.

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From cheryl hayes on June 18th, 2012
Donald, you were taken from us too soon, you will be missed.
 
From Judith Fike on May 15th, 2017
I remember Donald well, in fact I secretly had a bit of a crush on him.  Our high school years coincided with the burgeoning civil rights movement, and though San Bernardino certainly wasn't the South, I don't remember any interracial dating on campus.  I have no recollection how our paths crossed, but his easygoing nature and infectious smile intrigued me.  He truly had a geniune goodness about him.  I was saddened to learn that he passed away way too young.
 
From Gloria Gooden-Davis (Briddell) on September 17th, 2017
Donald was the man. Outgoing.  Always in–the-know of things.  He made things happen. A handsome guy too. Kind and gentle heart. Always treated me with the utmost respect. One of my favorite persons.
 
 
From Susan Gonzalez on October 10th, 2017
I don't even know how to start. I tried many versions and blundered all. It was absolutely, one of the very few things in life, that broke my heart. I don't remember many people, from high school, not even DJ. However, I became an employee of our City in the late 90's. Working with DJ! He remembered me and brought my graduation pic to work, during my 1st week, of this huge and very overwhelming change in my life. Trying to disappear amongst some 75 employees. Nope, wasn't going to happen on his shift. I received a truly wonderful gift of knowing this gentle, loving, very charasmatic, sincere, and caring man. Our department put a plague up in memory of one of the most beautiful people I have ever known. He touched everyone's heart. I love you DJ,yow were a Blessing to all who knew you.
 

Norman Isaiah Jackson II

October 13th, 1949 - September 13th, 2015

Norman Isaiah Jackson II

October 13, 1949 - September 13, 2015
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Norman I Jackson II also known as "Dickie", was born October 13, 1949 in Fontana, California, the 3rd child born to the union of Ralph and Lorraine Jackson. After discovering stage 4 cancer, Dickie lost his 3-week battle and passed away peacefully at his son's home, with his son, daughter and other family members present on September 13, 2015. Dickie attended elementary and high school in San Bernardino, California and graduated from San Bernardino High in 1967, where he was known as "Pretty Boy Dickie". Due to his asthma he was unable to participate in sports but loved them just the same. He enjoyed working on cars, fishing and...
Norman I Jackson II also known as "Dickie", was born October 13, 1949 in Fontana, California, the 3rd child born to the union of Ralph and Lorraine Jackson.

After discovering stage 4 cancer, Dickie lost his 3-week battle and passed away peacefully at his son's home, with his son, daughter and other family members present on September 13, 2015.

Dickie attended elementary and high school in San Bernardino, California and graduated from San Bernardino High in 1967, where he was known as "Pretty Boy Dickie". Due to his asthma he was unable to participate in sports but loved them just the same. He enjoyed working on cars, fishing and spending time with his family.

In 1969, Dickie met the love of his life, Patricia Malone from Banning California, whom he later married. Honorably and with a whole heart he accepted her daughter, Angela as his own. To this union on October 2, 1972, Dickie received a gift, his son, Norman Isaiah Jackson, III, his pride and joy… only second to Angela. Dickie was extremely proud of and loved both of his children.

In 1996 Dickie married Vanessa Johnson assisting her with raising her 4 children; James, Tadashi, Benjamin and Tammy. This marriage was resolved in 2006.

Dickie was a hard working man, he was employed by Nordskog Electric, building electric cars for 35 years. He later began driving trucks across the United States.

Dickie enjoyed playing dominos, bid wiss, and spades, sit him down and he won't stop trash talking trying to throw you off your game. He was good and he knew it. Dickie loved the Lakers and the Rams, he was an avid fan of the game and the teams. He enjoyed watching football and basketball and stated on the Saturday before he passed that he wanted to watch football and of all times the Rams won their first opening game day in years, he would have been proud of his team.

Norman was preceded in death by his father Ralph; mother Lorraine; sister Marguerite; wife Patricia; nephews Tony, Jason and Jarrett.

Norman I Jackson II "Dickie", leaves to cherish his memory, his daughter Angela (Lamont); his son Norman Isaiah III "Ike" (Tiffaney); 4 sisters Phyllis (Henry), Caroline (Louis), Lorretta and Joyce; 3 brothers Earl, Ralph "Frankie" (Gail) and Myron; 5 grandchildren Brittney, Christian, Norman Isaiah IV, Amonie and Kayla; 3 aunts Marva, Valerie and Lorraine a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

His final wishes and words were "continue the legacy and teach the generations that follow, their heritage…..Amen and toot-a-loo".
 

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David Jero

May 30th, 1948 - December 16th, 1969

DAVID WAYNE JERO
PFC - E3 - Army - Regular
9th Infantry Division

Length of service 0 years
His tour began on Nov 15, 1969
Casualty was on Dec 16, 1969
In LONG AN, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE
 
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From my research of the Vietnam wall David was the only person from our class to have been killed in Vietnam.
Chuck Sage


I did not remember David, but he is my brother in arms. I also served with the 9th infantry- shake and bake nco 70-71. You're with God now.
Jess Arriola

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From Susan Mayer on September 24th, 2012
I wish to express my deepest thanks to him for the service he gave.  I honor and respect his sacrifice.  Now more than ever.  Susan Mayer
 

Harold Earl Johnson

1949 - June 24th, 2017

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Larry Johnson

June 3rd, 1949 - January 3rd, 2013

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Lee Andrew Johnson

1949 - June 10th, 2007

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Rick Johnson

June 10th, 1949 - June 14th, 1996

I knew Rick Johnson for a few years when we worked on the San Bernardino County road crew.  Rick was an excellent skeet shooter.  I saw him break 25 out of 25 clay pigeons.  He hit every one of them.  One day while the crew was working out in Yucaipa, I saw Rick hit a quail in mid-air with a rock.  And being the sportsman that he was, he promptly dressed the bird and put it on ice so he could take it home for that night's barbeque. 
Bryan Teal

Rick was a gracious host whose home was always open to his many friends. He was an excellent marksman who always cooked what he shot. Rick was against capital punishment.
--Harvey Cohen

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Ralph Edward Jones

1949 - August 9th, 2008

RALPH E. JONES, 58, of San Bernardino, passed away on Aug. 9, 2008. He leaves behind his mother, Betty; Godmother, Lee Esther; his sister, Dartnella; brother, James; daughters, Marcia, Ina & husband, Ron, and Sharon; sons, Marty, Leon & Anthony; and 5 Grandchildren. Services wi ll be held (today), August 22nd, 10:00 A.M. at Grace Chapel Apostolic Church, 1595 E. Art Townsend Dr., San Bernardino.

Published in San Bernardino Sun on Aug. 22, 2008 

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From Dennis Skinner on June 15th, 2017
 I remember Ralph from high school he wanted to be a boxer! And all he talked about was a speed rim ! We did some adventures together. We also included Fred Adams to our group. The last time I seen them was at the 20 year class reunion! Ralph was working out at Patton Hospital. Was so sorry to hear about Ralph and Fred's passing! Was hoping we could have some senior adventures! Not to be! Rest well my brothers!
 

Ronny Dwayne Kirkbride

August 5th, 1948 - August 4th, 1986

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Lonnie Kay Knox, Sr.

- - October 18th, 2007

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LONNIE KAY KNOX, SR., 59, passed away on Thur., October 18, 2007. A longtime resident of San Bdno. Lonnie was born to the late Grace and Mark Knox on November 14, 1947, in Erie, PA. Lonnie was a Veteran of the United States Army, where he served in the Vietnam War. He is survived by his wife, Remita (Renee); companion, Sandra Brooks; son, Lonnie Jr. of Bullhead City, AZ; daughters, Denica of San Bdno. and Relonda (Nicky) of Milpitas, CA; bro ther, Frank of Adelanto; sisters, Mable & Judy of Phoenix, AZ, Kathern of Rialto and Yvonne of San Bernardino; three grandsons; two granddaughters. Viewing: Sunday, 10/28/07, 4-6 p.m. at San Bernardino Mission Chapel, 1798 "D" St., S.B. Services: Monday, 10/29/07 at 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Zion, 1895 Del Rosa Ave., San Bdno. Interment: Riverside National Cemetery. Final Tribute Directing.
Published in San Bernardino Sun on Oct. 27, 2007
 

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Nathan William Landon

1949 - November 9th, 1979

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Howard Floyd Lawson

1949 - April 19th, 2016

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Howard Floyd Lawson

February 12th, 1949 - April 19th, 2016

Childhood friend ...oh, lost for words but so many memories.  You made a difference.    

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https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=172696892&ref=acom

Lawson, Howard Floyd, 67, of Payette, died April 19, 2016 at a Nampa hospital. Arrangements by Lienkaemper Chapel, Ontario.   


Burial:
Idaho State Veterans Cemetery 
Boise
Ada County
Idaho, USA
Plot: SECTION 4 ROW EE SITE 1262

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James B. Ledford

1949 - October 25th, 1992

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Tim Littlefield

May 21st, 1949 - September 14th, 1986

Tim and his family moved into my into the neighborhood where my family lived during the summer of 1964, just before we started high school and soon became my best friend throughout our high school years.  I particularly remember spending many hours on the swim team with Tim and his older brothers, Mike and Denny.

Tim was the third oldest of 13 children of a vagabond military family.  Tim joined the Navy after high school and served in Vietnam.  He later joined the San Bernardino Police Department in 1975, became a sworn officer August 9, 1977, and was promoted to detective in 1984 and sergeant in 1986.  Sergeant Timothy Francis Littlefield became the first SBPD officer killed in the line of duty in nearly 40 years when his patrol car was broadsided by a car driven by an unlicensed 15-year old driver who ran a red light at 6th and "H" Streets (remember how the north- and south-bound 5th Street off ramps came together at "H" Street?) in downtown San Bernardino.  Tim was survived by his parents, his siblings, his wife Barbara and his children Scott, Daniel, Joseph, Thomas and Sandra and later, 13 grandchildren.

The San Bernardino Police Officers Association online memorial states that Tim attended Aquinas High School but he graduated from San Bernardino High School, Class of '67.

Rest in peace, Tim.

Gary Bancroft

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From Peter Sigwardt on July 12th, 2017
Tim and his family moved into my into the neighborhood where my family lived during the summer of 1964, just before we started high school and soon became my best friend throughout our high school years.  I particularly remember spending many hours on the swim team with Tim and his older brothers, Mike and Denny.
Tim was the third oldest of 13 children of a vagabond military family.  Tim joined the Navy after high school and served in Vietnam.  He later joined the San Bernardino Police Department in 1975, became a sworn officer August 9, 1977, and was promoted to detective in 1984 and sergeant in 1986.  Sergeant Timothy Francis Littlefield became the first SBPD officer killed in the line of duty in nearly 40 years when his patrol car was broadsided by a car driven by an unlicensed 15-year old driver who ran a red light at 6th and "H" Streets (remember how the north- and south-bound 5th Street off ramps came together at "H" Street?) in downtown San Bernardino.  Tim was survived by his parents, his siblings, his wife Barbara and his children Scott, Daniel, Joseph, Thomas and Sandra and later, 13 grandchildren.
The San Bernardino Police Officers Association online memorial states that Tim attended Aquinas High School but he graduated from San Bernardino High School, Class of '67.
Rest in peace, Tim.
Gary Bancroft
 

Sidney Luxford

June 5th, 1949 - August 18th, 2012

Sid was in our 10th grade yearbook and seemed to be with us as a friend and classmate a lot longer than that. I think he ended up graduating from Pacific. EN2 US Navy, Vietnam and buried at Miramar.

 

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From Diane Moore on March 11th, 2017
I considered Sid a good friend, someone always enjoyable to be with -- funny, sweet.  Still remember his house, and pass it often going to and from work. His dad used to always be in the front yard watering the lawn. I don't think he had it easy but he wasn't a complainer. Time passes and I lost touch with him. Recently saw that he had passed away and I cried. A good guy and a great buddy.
 

Samuel Jonathan Macon

1950 - February 1st, 2008

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David Paul Maculsay

August 16th, 1948 - June 19th, 1998

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From Victor Carrillo on November 22nd, 2016
I met Dave at SBHS in my junior year. He was always upbeat and had that wonderful laugh and smile. I often ran into to him at my neighbors house. My neighbor ran a printing business and Dave's father ran a business that made printing plates. He was always in a good mood and we would talk about school and life events. I lost touch with Dave when I was drafted in the Army and a year in Viet Nam. I hope he fulfilled his dreams. Rest in peace. Brother.
 
From Lee Nemnich on May 31st, 2017
David was one of my oldest friends ....we met at Muscoy school in Kidergarden. His parents were wonderful people and treated me like family.
David was always the talker...we used to tease him that if you asked him the time he would tell you how to build a watch, LOL!
i miss you....one of my very best,friends in life...
 
 

Lucille Martinez (Olivares)

September 12th, 1949 - June 26th, 2015

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Lucille Olivares

1949 - 2015 | Obituary |  Condolences

Lucille Olivares
born September 12,1949 went to Heaven on June 26, 2015. Lucille was a beloved mother, grandmother and a devoted wife. She will be truly missed by her husband George Olivares, daughters Cindy (Leonard) Rivera Tisha (Gilbert) Stevens Shelly (Raul) Fernandez Stephanie (Paul) Velasquez, Sons Daniel (Kathy) Ramirez George (Laura) Olivares. 14 grand children and 4 great grand children. Brother Efren, Sisters Sylvia and Sandy. Preceded in death by her Sister Eleanor. A celebration of her life is scheduled on July 14, 2015 at Preciado Funeral Home at 11am. 923 Mill Street San Bernardino. Reception immediately following at the Mitla Banquet Room.
Published in San Bernardino Sun on July 12, 2015
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From Gloria Gooden-Davis (Briddell) on September 17th, 2017
I remember Luciille from kindergarten. She and I were in the same class all through elementary school until Jr. High. She had this baby face. I still have my class picture from kindergarten with her in it. The last time I saw her was at our 20th year class reunion. If I remember correctly, she and I won a prize for the least changed in 20 years. That was amazingly fun.
 
 

Douglas McMasters

1949 - June 17th, 1969

Doug was with us in 10th and 11th grade -- blond hair, a look a bit ahead of its time. He and the Fairfields were always cruising in the Woody with surfboards, embodying the picture of 1960's beach boys. It seemed a carefree life of promise that ended way too soon.

He is remembered as a kind and supportive friend. I hope others have good memories as well.

Diane Moore

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From Steve Portias on September 17th, 2017
Doug was president of the Pacific Coast Surfing Ass., and member of the Red Mountain Boys. he died way too young. Steve Portias
 
From Chuck Sage on October 9th, 2017
I met Doug in 4th grade. His father Doug Sr. was my barber and cut my hair from 4th grade thru high school. I always remember Doug as a light hearted and happy person. I was surpised when I heard of his passing, he seemed to be the guy who would live forever.
 

Steve N. Menor

May 31st, 1949 - November 1st, 1986

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James Michael Metzger

November 2nd, 1949 - September 10th, 2007

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From Lee Nemnich on May 31st, 2017
JIM METZGER Nov 2, 1949 - Sept 10, 2007 Jim (57) grew up in San Bernardino and died of an accident at home. He attended California Elementary School, Fremont Jr. High School, San Bernardino High School (1967) and San Bernardino Valley College. He was a Viet Nam Veteran that served in the Army. Jim worked for the Santa Fe Railroad in San Bernardino for many years as a train dispatcher. He moved to Schaumburg, IL ., and later to Council Bluffs, IA, where he retired from the railroad. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, trap shooting and telling a good joke. He leaves behind his wife, Laura; son, Jimmy; daughter, Kim; one grandchild, Alexander; and his best friend, Lee Nemnich who will miss him like a brother.
 
Published in San Bernardino Sun from Oct. 6 to Oct. 7, 2007 - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sbsun/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=95707260#sthash.fYwhurPm.dpuf
 

Kenneth Paul Miller

- - 2015

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Annie Cheryl Mintz (Weber)

- - August 11th, 2013

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Bob Montgomery

May 1st, 1949 - January 20th, 1975

Bob was a good friend and so very talented on the piano. I remember him playing in the mall at the music store to bring in customers.
You are missed.

Lee Nemnich

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Peggy Sue Montgomery (Diamond)

1949 - August 12th, 1991

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Christine Morthland

December 25th, 1949 - October 23rd, 2007

I remember Chris from Golden Valley Jr. High and looking at her face I can't believe she's not alive because she was full of life and liked to laugh. She always had kids to her house after school.
Harvey Cohen

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Danny Earl Moseley

- - October 24th, 2000

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From Joe Strinati on December 3rd, 2015
Danny and I were never close friends, but he did live right down the street from me and we attended Davidson elementry school and Arrowview Jr. Hi and I guess high school together, although by high school we seldom saw each other. i am sorry to read his name here, he was so very young. RIP.

Joe Strinati, 12-03-15
 

Lamont Nash

February 29th, 1948 - March 10th, 2018

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Danielle Newby

April 12th, 1949 - January 31st, 2006

"... We were young and we were improvin'
Laughin', laughin' with our friends.
Holden hands meant somethin' baby.
Outside the club "Cherry Bomb"
Our hearts were really thumpin'.
Say Yeah, Yeah, Yeah.
Say Yeah, Yeah, Yeah."
                                                  John Mellencamp "Cherry Bomb"

I lost track of Danielle in stages after we both left Valley College.
There would be an occasional letter (from Hawaii), a report of a knee injury suffered on an Israeli Kibbutz, and a get-together in her parents' home where in the kitchen we followed her recipe for a variant of cous cous. We chopped chick peas and asked ourselves if we could replace the saffron with a dash of yellow food coloring (we nixed the idea of either). I was later told she worked at CEDU in Running Springs. I heard she was married and lived in San Francisco. I was told in the late 1980's that she looked just like she did in high school, and named her child Molly.

I had heard little else when a few years ago (2006) I was told she had died. I contacted Dave Sloan (SBHS 1967) who knew her well in later life. A few emails went back and forth. And he sent me the heart-felt eulogy he delivered at her memorial. Dave spoke movingly of Danielle's complexities; her joys and her tragedies. And he remarked that Danielle seemed to him a "creature of the air," dizzying and in perpetual motion.

And oh, as a young man, I loved that soaring... her flying into life and art; seeing her being carried away by the strong voice and songs of Barbara Streisand. "Can't you just feel it!" she would say. We were young. We were eighteen. And the kisses tasted like the packs of gum we carried with us.

Danielle was talented, extravagant and brave. I wondered if she would attend one of the past reunions that I attended. I knew that if she walked through the door, my heart would leap into my throat. Even after many years, such is the power of affection for a high school girlfriend. Sing Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!... Sing Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!

May you be in peace Danielle.
Mike Tappen


My dear friend, Danielle, was the kind of friend everyone wants, loving, supportive, uplifting, and, oh, so much fun.  She created and made my cheerleading experience all that it was --- the most fun I had at SBHS. Daily practice was never a "have to," but a "get to" with one of my best friends.  

Danielle and I spent many an hour designing our latest sewing creations or knitting projects.  I treasure the sweet memories of laboring over the addition of one more pintuck here or three buttons there.  Little did we realize how much creativity we were nurturing. We just knew that we loved every minute of it.  And I still treasure a wonderful needlework stitch book that Danielle and I labored through with needles bobbing because it was written in French, our second language.   Oh, what wonderful memories.

Oh, my dear friend, you are deeply missed and loved, but never, ever forgotten.  
Susie Quiel


A friend of mine just told me that a very good friend of hers had passed away. I then thought back on the deaths of Jane Howell and Danielle Newby. Jane had written in my '67 Annual, "Good luck, Jim. You've a bright future ahead."  Danielle? I had spoken to her less than a handful of times; and those, only for the briefest of minutes.  I remember that she was very nice and a true lady.  Funny how such exchanges stay with a person--even after 4 decades. Then I got sad. It is always sad to hear about the passing of a friend: there are always those questions: "What could I have done?" What could I have said that I didn't?" What did I say that I shouldn't?" When we consider the somewhat tenuous grip that we have on our own mortality, we sometimes ask, "Why them, and not I?" Those of us who are ankle-deep into our 60's can look back on our Road of Life and see that the sunset has cast its failing light on so many of our fallen comrades. We can look ahead into the sunrise and rejoice that we still have many friends with us. Though we stop, yet we realize that those who are no longer with us still urge us on to enjoy what we have and to strive to be a blessing to all with whom we come in contact--no matter how briefly, no matter how long. In this way, we honor our friends.
Jim Stembridge

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Danielle Newby was head cheerleader for SBHS in 1967. Vivacious and active in many school programs, Danielle was a columnist for the school's Tyro newspaper, and a member of Thespians. She will always be remembered for her grace and wit.

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From Jim Stembridge on November 7th, 2012
(This is also posted on Jane Howell's Memorial)  A friend of mine just told me that a very good friend of hers had passed away. I then thought back on the deaths of Jane Howell and Danielle Newby. Jane had written in my '67 annual, "Good luck, Jim. You've a bright future ahead." Danielle?, I had spoken to her less than a handful of times; and those, only for the briefest of minutes. I remember that she was very nice, and I could tell that she was a true lady.  Funny how such exchanges stay with a person--even after 4 decades.
Then I got sad. It is always sad to hear about the passing of a friend: there are always those questions: "What could I have done?" What could I have said that I didn't?" What did I say that I shouldn't?" When we consider the somewhat tenuous grip that we have on our own mortality, we sometimes ask, "Why them, and not I?" Those of us who are ankle-deep into our 60's can look back on our Road of Life and see that the sunset has cast its failing light on so many of our fallen comrades. We can look ahead into the sunrise and rejoice that we still have many friends with us. Though we stop, yet we realize that those who are no longer with us still urge us on to enjoy what we have and to strive to be a blessing to all with whom we come in contact--no matter how briefly, no matter how long. In this way, we honor our friends.
 
From David Sloan on September 24th, 2017
I attended the memorial service for lifelong friend Danielle Newby on February 3, 2006, and gave the following eulogy:  

What’s hard about this is not that you’re all here but that I know Danielle is here too, listening right now.  She was my toughest audience; she’s probably saying, “This had better be good, Dum dum—tell the truth, but no schmaltz, no sermonizing, no gloom and doom, no mournful dirges.  If you can work in a little Tina Turner or Mel Brooks, do it!  Well, it was Mel Brooks who said, “Humor is just another defense against the universe.”  Danielle didn’t just agree with that little aphorism.  She lived it.
 
She was one of the funniest, quirkiest people I ever knew, but like many funny people, she developed her humor in the crucible of pain.  She was born on April 21, 1949 in San Bernardino, grew up in a home that was never safe, with a mother who seemed incapable of nurture, who told Danielle as a young child that she wished Danielle never had never been born, who would retreat into her room for days on end, tormented by depression, and left the cleaning and cooking and washing to her young daughter.  The good news is that Danielle became incredibly resourceful, learned to sew her own clothes, developed a rich fantasy life, drew pictures for hours on end that was to become a lifelong interest in art.  In contrast to her feelings for her mother, she idolized her brother Craig and her father, who took her and Craig and Boyd on camping and fishing trips, who instilled in her a love of travel and adventure.
 
When I met Danielle, we were both tenth graders at SBHS, and my overwhelming impression of her as a young girl was that she was some kind of creature of the air, some human tornado. For one thing Danielle was dizzying, even exhausting to be around; she was in perpetual motion; she moved so quickly that she created a wind whenever she passed.  She talked so fast, and with a breathless excitement and a kind of stream-of-consciousness sanguinity that she was sometimes hard to follow.  To this day I have never heard anyone cram more words into less breath than Danielle could.  She didn’t much appreciate being called “machine gun tongue,” but it fit.
 
I didn’t realize it at the time, but she had created an effective camouflage to mask the way she felt about her troubled home life.  Her trenchant humor, her whirling, ditzy, teasing manner was the perfect disguise; her effervescent personality made her probably the most popular girl at SBHS.  Appropriately, she ran for and won the student council office of Commissioner of Pep.  She was selected as one of the princesses in the Prom Queen’s court.  There was a kind of fairy tale aspect to this phase of her life, a kind of Cinderella-gets-to-go-to-the-ball, but we know that the ball had to end all too soon.
 
She spent her college years as many of us who came of age in the 60’s—shaken by the war and social injustice, she became a seeker for a path that would heal her own wounds and the wounds of the world.  She studied art history, read Krishnamurti, traveled to France and Israel and Russia.  She went to Hawaii, ran out of $, then talked her way onto a sailing ship returning to America masquerading as a crew member when she didn’t know the difference between a jib and a jam jar.
 
Probably the defining moment of her early twenties was the death of her beloved brother Craig from a drug overdose.  Danielle went into a deep depression, found her own consolation in alcohol, and hit rock bottom before finding herself in a therapeutic community called Cedu in the SB mts.  Here she met Michael Allgood, and began a stormy love/hate relationship that led to marriage in 1977, the birth of her beloved daughter Molly in 1985 and a bitter divorce a decade after that.
 
It was also at Cedu that Danielle found two other loves—one was Brigitte Wasserman, wife of Cedu’s founder, who was, Danielle once said, “the first person to treat me as if she loved me.”  The other love she discovered was teaching—especially these damaged, broken young people with whom Danielle had so much in common.  She became the director of the school at Cedu, and found that she a real gift for teaching weaving and spinning, costuming, drawing.
 
In the same year that Danielle got pregnant with Molly, Danielle and Michael moved to Northern California and started their own version of Cedu called the Cascade School.  It was financially wildly successful, but the venture placed additional strain on an already tempestuous marriage.  As she and Michael became increasingly distant, Danielle found comfort in gardening, mothering, running, even organizing a little study group of anthroposophists (studying Rudolf Steiner’s work) in the middle of what Molly calls “Redneckville.”
 
Danielle was committed to finding a Waldorf School for Molly and so she moved up to Ashland, Oregon for that reason.  The sham of a marriage unraveled during these years, and when Molly was 10, she and Danielle moved here to San Francisco.  However, in the wake of all the ill will stirred up by the divorce, Danielle once again turned to the bottle, once again bottomed out, even lost custody of Molly for a time, until she took hold of her life with the help of friends and began the Waldorf teacher training.  When she was clean and sober again, Molly came back to live with her, and both of them joined the SFWS community.  Gradually Danielle went from volunteer to valued crafts teacher in both the elementary and high school.
 
During the SF years the center of her life—I would say the anchor of her life—was her relationship with Molly.  I know I’m not breaking new ground here when I say to you that Danielle was not an easy person to live with—I can hear her saying to me, “Good!  There are too many easy people in the world!” but even Danielle would admit that her unpredictability, her mood swings, her impossibly high expectations of herself and others, made her a difficult colleague, friend and mother at times.
 
But there was also something so gritty and admirable about Danielle.  For one thing, there was that irrepressible humor.  She really would ask herself in moments of distress or discomfort, “What would Mel Brooks do right now?” As a creature of the air, she flew into the sky and fell and dusted herself off and spread her damaged wings ever and again; every crash landing was followed by a curse (Mel Brooks once said “I’ve been accused of vulgarity.  I say that’s bullshit!”)  and a new resolve to get airborne again.    
 
 Just before she was diagnosed with lung cancer—the disease that would slowly steal the very air she breathed—Danielle had made new and exciting plans.  She was in the middle of a masters program in special ed. with aspirations to teach children with special needs.  She had completely cleaned out these upstairs rooms so she could rent them out.  She took a bicycle maintenance class, joined a book club.  The only things missing were her daughter, from whom she’d become estranged, and a lifetime of past friends.  She once confessed, “I’ve thrown away so many good friends in my life.”
 
The illness changed all that.  Given a final chance to develop the largeness of soul that had always been her aim, Danielle allowed the people she had loved and shunned back into her life.  Her ex-husband Michael, her daughter, her friends and ex-colleagues—all surrounded her with warmth and love in these last weeks and months. And although she never entirely forgave herself for all pain she believed she caused others, she did forgive others for the real or imagined hurts committed against her.
 
It’s said that people die the way they’ve lived.  It certainly seemed true for Danielle.  First she took on healing herself with a kind of ferocity, a singlemindedness as she researched and tried a dozen different conventional and alternative therapies.  Then, when she saw that beating this cancer wasn’t in the cards, she was determined to learn how to die well.  She wondered where the syllabus was, why no one had written a book called “Dying for Dummies.”  And she did die well.  Those of us around her in the final days nearly came to believe that she might wrestle death to a draw, just by the force of her indomitable will.  Now she’s flown off again, into a larger, lighter sky.  My deepest wish for her is that she have an easier passage up there than she had down here.
 
d.s.    February 3, 2006
 
 
 

Janice Nolan

- - December 1st, 2010


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From Joe Strinati on June 26th, 2013
Janice and I went to Arrowview Jr. High together. I suppose I wasn't her best friend, I called her "Patches" and she didn't like that. But I was crazy about her. She was a great gal. I'm sure she is missed daily.
Joe Strinati
 
From Steve Portias on September 17th, 2017
Sorry to hear Janice has left us. What a "cutie".
Steve Portias
 

Dave O'Keefe

January 1st, 1950 - February 11th, 2012

Dave and I were pretty close friends in both our junior and senior year. We got back in touch when he and his family moved to San Diego and I was in the Navy at Imperial Beach. Then he went in the Air Force. I got married but we got together when he came home on leave. After he got out of the Air Force he soon got married and my wife and his also became very good friends for many years, Things happen in our lives and the moved back east and we lost touch for quite awhile. I was fortunate to find his brother and was able to get in touch with Dave again around 8 or so years ago. Dave was a good friend and we shared many a laugh together. He will be very much missed.
Howard (Bud) Boylin

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David J. O’Keefe, 62, of Moline, passed away Saturday, February 11, 2012 at Genesis Medical Center, Illini Campus, Silvis, IL.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, February 16, 2012, at DeRoo Funeral Home, Moline. Visitation is from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at National Cemetery, Rock Island, where military rites will be conducted by the Colona American Legion, Post 1233. Memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Association or the Disabled American Veterans.

David was born January 8, 1950, in Springfield, MA, the son of Robert J. & Patricia Rausch O’Keefe. He married Nancy Duncan on September 2, 1972 in San Diego, CA. He later married Lynnie Serres on March 11, 2006 in Las Vegas, NV.

Dave was a US Air Force Veteran serving his country from 1968-1972 during the Vietnam War and belonged to the Colona American Legion Post 1233. He was a Cal Poly Pomona Alumni. After 33 years of wearing a suit and tie and working in Corporate America, Dave retired as Vice-President, Midwest Division of Washington Inventory Service. He retired and entered the Small Business world purchasing O’Keefe’s Sports Pub, Moline! It was a match made in heaven – retirement, Irish Pub, good friends, beer and ESPN 24/7 on multiple TVs! Dave not only loved his bar but loved all the customers he formed long lasting relationships with!!

Dave was a true sports fanatic! He loved his Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, Boston Celtics and Notre Dame anything! For the sake of a happy marriage, he also cheered on Lynnie’s “Cubbies”!

He is survived by his wife, Lynnie; son, Patrick (Mary Kay) O’Keefe; daughter, Kelly O’Keefe, former spouse, Nancy O’Keefe; step-sons, Jason Minor (Christy), Zach Minor (Angie), Buddy Minor (Erin) Tanner Minor (Leah) and Trevor Minor; step-daughters, Shawnae Taber (Shawn), Stephanie Haezebrock (Brian), Lindsey Moore (Donnie), Brittany Olson (Kevin); grandchildren, Jacob, Shelby, Lillie, Logan, Macey, Landon, Miley, Cassidy, Canon, Beckman, Ava, Ella, Lydia, Ethan, Gary, Nick & future baby, Olson; mother-in-law, Jane Serres, brother, Michael O’Keefe; sister, Catherine O’Keefe and brother-in-law, Larry Serres. Dave was preceded in death by his parents and father-in-law, Charlie Serres.

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From Bud Boylin on April 29th, 2012
Image This is a picture of Dave and his son Patrick at Daves Sports bar in Illinois
 

Linda Lennore Oliver (Patterson )

December 26th, 1949 - September 4th, 2017

Linda and I meet in 1960, we where life long sister-friends for 57 years. I will miss Linda dearly. She will forever be in my heart. Before she left us, she left a legacy to be remembered. She was truly one of God's servants. 

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Marilyn Sue Otsen (McCalmon)

1949 - October 6th, 2015

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From Brenda Seals Mower on July 22nd, 2017
Saddened to hear of Sue's passing.  We lost contact many years ago but Ken and I have many memories of our times we spent John and Sue.  Rest In Peace.
 

Patti Owens (Huddleston)

October 12th, 1949 - June 21st, 2001

Patti was a dear friend. We met at Arrowview Junior High. She had a great sense of humor. We shared a lot of great times. 
Becky Knapp

Patti was the first friend I made in kindergarten at Marshall. We had the same first name so we became instant friends. She was a gifted artist at an early age... I'll miss not seeing her at the reunion.
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From Patricia Nelson on April 10th, 2017
Patti was one of my friends in Kindergarten at Marshall Elementary School.  I remember seeing her draw horses and carousels in Kindergarten and was amazed at how real they looked!  She was a natural when it came to drawing!  Her artistry continued all through school.  We lived a block away from each other and often walked home from elementary school together.  I remember going to her home many times just as she came to my home.  Patti was always kind, gentle and had a nice sense of humor.  I was saddened to hear of her passing.  Pat Nelson
 
 

Oscar Jefferson Perrier

December 4th, 1949 - April 28th, 2006

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OSCAR JEFFERSON PERRIER 56, of Grand Terrace, Ca, passed away April 28, 2006 at home. He was born December 4, 1949. He was a Senior Recreation Supervisor, Adult Sports Supervisor and Supervisor for the Senior Center and playgrounds for the city of San Bernardino for 32 years. He is survived by his extended family and daughter, Tanya Maria Lemus Perrier of Alameda. Memorial Services will be Friday, May 12, 2006 (12:00PM) at Preciado Funeral Home, 923 W. Mill Street, San Bernardino, CA 92410.
 
Published in San Bernardino Sun on May 11, 2006
- See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sbsun/obituary.aspx?n=oscar-jefferson-perrier&pid=17722553#sthash.pj3h8yFL.dpuf

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From Robert Pryor on July 30th, 2016
Oscar was a great guy and I loved to hang out at his house from time to time when we lived on Washington Avenue.  He was really into fitness and was an inspiration to all of us.
 
From Gloria Gooden-Davis (Briddell) on September 17th, 2017
Oscar. Oscar. Oscar. What a great person. I remember him to be a community minded guy. Always working to help our youth. When the Head Start program first began in San Bernardino County my mother was one of the first teachers. Oscar worked with her in that program. Saddened to know he is no longer with us. One of my favorite persons.
 
 

George Frank Perry, Jr.

- - February 7th, 1995

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From Gloria Gooden-Davis (Briddell) on September 17th, 2017
I knew George through the church. His mother Margaret and my mother Elsie were very active together. George was a nice person with a great smile. 
 

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From Joe Strinati on June 26th, 2013
Randy and I went to school together, almost all of it, from Davidson elementry to SBHS. Hard person to get to know, but a good guy once you got to know him.
 
Joe Strinati
 
From harvey cohen on July 5th, 2017
The bad didn't mess with Randy Randolph.
 

Lorna Ann Reid (Benson)

July 16th, 1949 - January 28th, 2011

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From Brenda Colgrove on March 12th, 2016
I just found out today that Lorna is no longer with us.  I remember her well.  There was Linda (Lorna's sister), Pauline Watson and myself along with Lorna would meet for lunch at the main building entrance.  It is so sad that so many of our fellow school mates have left us. 

I am sorry Benson family this is so late but just found out today and even though it has been 5 years since her passing my thoughts and prayers are with you.
 
 
From Pauline Watson- Mccormick on March 19th, 2016
Even though it has been 5 years since Lorna's passing I would like to extend my condolences to her family.  I like Brenda am just finding out about her passing.
We had many fun times during our lunch time.  Lorna was a very gentle and kind person.  
 

Dona Reissig (Gratton)

March 12th, 1949 - September 23rd, 2015

She was the love of my life for 47 years, God finally rescued her after 10 years of pain and misery. She now is with her sister angels doing good on another plane.

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From Diane Ebel on September 3rd, 2017
I remember her smiling face at school. Reading the tribute to her, I was very moved and happy to know that she was so loved and enjoyed true love for a long time. A touching and loving tribute.
 

Paul Albert Reyes

November 15th, 1948 - January 5th, 2007

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Jim Robinson

1949 - February 26th, 2017

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Bob Roddick

November 29th, 1949 - March 10th, 2018

ROBERT S. RODDICK III
1949 - 2018 
 
 

November 29, 1949 - March 10, 2018
Robert S. Roddick III, recently retired managing attorney of the Inland Counties Legal Services office in San Bernardino, died March 10 at Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center after a brief illness. He was 68.

Bob's retirement dinner was just days earlier, on February 27. He was exceptionally pleased to receive a farewell gift of the bronze statue of Blind Justice. To him it symbolized the highest calling of his profession, and the reason he devoted over two decades to working in legal aid for the poor and underrepresented residents of the Inland Empire. 

His generous, self-deprecating nature often masked his formidable intellect.  He read widely, especially on politics and philosophy. He saw every important movie for 50 years, and many not-so-important, making him an encyclopedia of cinematic history and criticism.   

He saw the world as an unfair place, but a place worth the battle. He cheered whenever the pompous perpetrators of privilege were exposed. His wit was unerring in service of the truth. He savored his victories in court but treated his adversaries with respect. He persevered when life dealt him setbacks, and looked first to himself for blame. 

Bob got great joy from following sports. He astounded friends and acquaintances with his insights and memory (for example, the starting lineup of the 1965 Chicago White Sox!). He rooted for the Dodgers but loved the Trojans of USC, his alma mater. Bob shared season football tickets for 30 years with his lifelong friend, Roger Smith.

Bob was born Nov. 29, 1949 in San Bernardino to Robert and Janice Roddick. His father was a World War II veteran of the 10th Mountain division, a citrus farmer in Highland, and an editor at the San Bernardino Sun-Telegram. Bob's mother was a writer and columnist for the paper, and as such became a pioneer for women journalists. Bob was the first of four children, including Mary, Marney and brother Matt (now deceased).

Bob graduated from Arrowview Junior High and San Bernardino High School. He was the sports editor for the Arrowview Arrow and SBHS Tyro Weekly, honing a craft that led to jobs at the sports desk of the Sun and at KTLA Channel 5 in Los Angeles.  
He received an AA degree from San Bernardino Valley College and won a prestigious USC alumni scholarship to pursue his B.A. degree. He majored in history and graduated in 1971.  

He enlisted in the California National Guard and began studying law at Loyola University. He passed the California Bar exam, but before entering practice he spent some time as a labor organizer while working on the assembly line at the Firestone Tire plant in South Gate. 
 
He joined the San Bernardino law firm of Bruggeman and Smith and became an experienced litigator. After more than a decade in practice he took a break and traveled, including trips along the Amazon, and to explore his roots in Nova Scotia and Ireland. He recalled them as lifetime highlights.

He became a staff attorney at Inland Counties Legal Services at a time of growing need for legal representation for the poor in the Inland Empire. He battled against predatory evictions and foreclosures, helped needy families secure public assistance benefits, and provided a variety of other legal services. It was not easy work but it fit perfectly with Bob's world view and gave his life purpose. He was eventually promoted to managing attorney in the San Bernardino office and was proud to serve until his retirement. 

He was also extremely proud of his family and the accomplishments of his nieces and nephews.  

His loyalty to USC was unreserved. He suffered in defeat, such as the three times he went on the road with the Trojans to Notre Dame. But he savored the many victories, which just proved to him that you never give up on what is important to you. That included friends and family and community. 

In addition to sisters Mary (Dennis) Ghan and Marney Roddick, he is survived by sister-in-law Roxanne Roddick of HIghland and many nieces and nephews.

At this time no service is planned. Donations may be made in his name to the USC Troy Camp for kids.

Published in San Bernardino Sun on Mar. 18, 2018


 

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From Mike Tappan on March 14th, 2018
Such sad, sad news. Bob was such a great guy. My heart aches.
Bob and I roomed together in Seal Beach after he graduated from USC, and before he was accepted into Law School. I had just graduated from Long Beach State. Bob was writing news copy for George Putnam’s LA newscast on KTTV, channel 11. The match couldn’t have been more bazar. Bob was a political creature of the Left. And Putnam succored the audience at the opposite pole; the John Bircher’s, the McCarthyites and those who we would now call the “Hard Right” who, for all their good intentions, find themselves giving a platform, power and legitimacy to the most extreme wing of their party, the “White Nationalists”, who in our younger days were known as Ku Klux Klan and Nazis. 
Bob would come home at night lamenting his job, and the fact that he had to write Putman’s signature “sign-off” at the end of each night’s copy. Putnam would end each night’s broadcast with, “That’s the up to the minute news, up to the minute, that’s all the news.” Frustrated and a bit aghast, Bob would say, “It’s not that Putnam hasn’t memorized his lines. It’s just that he thinks the sign-off is so great that he likes to see it written… a lot! And every night! And I write it.”
Bob was always reading. I would frequently find a sheet of paper around our apartment with a list usually of five to ten books, and the page number of how far he had gotten in each book before turning to another. Then there would be another set of numbers as he advanced in each book. 
For many years I saw bob as the consummate journalist. He kept his intelligence under wraps unless provoked. And then he would answer in short declarative sentences that would have me thinking for days. I loved the guy.
Bob had the largest collection of vinyl records than anyone I knew. The floor of our living-room wall was lined with probably 800(?) albums. (This was the 70’s) And when we could score weed, we’d imbibe and take turns listening to cuts of albums and eat Nacho flavored Doritos. When we couldn’t get weed, we turned to wines that we would never consider as adults. But the Nacho-flavored Doritos were a staple.
Bob would leave magazine articles out for me, or maybe mark a book chapter with a note that would say something like, “Read this. It will only take you ten minutes, or maybe a half an hour if you’re stoned.”
He’s the only guy I know who read the “Pentagon Papers”… The entire book. “My god!” he said. “The lies are never ending.” I thought of Bob a few months ago when watching Ken Burns’ Viet Nam War documentary. A Viet Nam Vet (our age) reminisced and stated, “I think we were the last generation who believed that the government would tell us the truth.”
I think back when we were at Valley College. There was a contentious San Bernardino mayoral election and later controversy over accusations of the mayor’s abuse of power. Bob cut out a cardboard stencil and drove to the edges of town where the “Welcome to San Bernardino” signs were posted. Under the population number and following the word “Mayor,” Bob blacked out the mayor’s name and stenciled in “Boss Tweed,” the corrupt American politician whose private fortune (he was the third largest land owner in New York city) and influence subverted democratic principles and amassed Tweed an even greater fortune. (Note to the present: There was a time in American politics where behavior like Tweed’s would have you thrown into jail).
Bob was never about money and was never about ego. He was whip-smart and dogged. It was fitting that he turned away from higher money-making avenues to help those more marginalized.
I didn’t learn until a few years ago that Bob’s father was part of the Army’s 10th Mountain Division, an elite cadre of World War II soldiers trained in the snow of the Colorado Rockies. Their reputation is almost mythic in the state (You are entitled to a special license plate). It’s the 10th Mountain Division men who came back to Colorado and began its ski industry. 10th Mountain division men started Colorado’s Vail and Aspen.
When I saw Bob at our 50th Reunion last year, I talked with Bob about hiking into one of the 10th Mountain division “huts,” areas in the Rockies where the division trained and where now cabins exist that can be reserved and rented for a small fee. He seemed energized about the idea. And we exchanged email and telephone addresses. I planned the trip and wrote him a lengthy email. I never heard back. Damn. It pissed me off. I had his telephone number. But I didn’t call. And then the day before yesterday, I was told that Bob had died. Damn! Damn! Damn! It would be just like Bob to not tell anyone of his illness so as to not impose on anyone.
I’ve missed him as a friend for years. He was a great soul. I miss him now. And I wish I would have made that phone call to check on him.
Oh Bob. Big Bob. May you rest in the peace you wanted for others. You are missed. Dearly.
 
 

Lanette K. Rodlyn (Reschke)

1949 - October 18th, 2013

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From Steve Portias on September 17th, 2017
    Lanette was always nice and a very good looking lady. I saw her in Stater Brothers some 20 years ago and she still looked stunning. R.I.P.
Steve Portias
 

McArthur Rumbles

- - December 16th, 1999

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Gerald Saunders

1949 - July 30th, 2004

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From Steve Portias on September 17th, 2017
Gerald was always a lot of fun. remember him well. Steve Portias
 

William Schone

1948 - September 16th, 1970

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William Schone died in Seoul, Korea on 9/16/1970 at age 22. The truck he was riding in overturned, went into the water and William drowned. He was a Specialist 4, US Army, Company B, 7th Medical Battalion, 7th Infantry Division.

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Robert Schoultz

April 14th, 1948 - January 17th, 2013

He was a loving father and grandfather. He was very kind hearted and helped out many. He was always wondering what happened to people he knew from high school and he just was full of heart. He was my stepfather but in all ways that mattered he was Daddy to me for many years.

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Robert Ritchie Schoultz
Of Rialto, CA, age 64 passed away on Jan 17, 2013. He graduated from SBHS and completed his BS in science at CSUS. He's known for his kind heart and will be truly missed by family and friends. Surviving family members, Children David & Jennifer Schoultz & Natasha Parada, 4 grand- children, Sister Patricia & nephews Ken and Jim Schoultz. On line condolences may be left for the family at www.bobbittchapel.com

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Christopher Smallwood

- - October 11th, 2013

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Christopher Smallwood, Jr. 65, a longtime resident of San Diego, CA passed away on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. He leaves to cherish his memories his loving wife Margaret, one son, Maurice, a daughter, Aneesah, both of San Diego, one step daughter, Gia of Victorville, four granddaughters, one great granddaughter, a sister Lynda Tapp of Redlands, 3 brothers, Michael of Rialto, Charles of Beaumont and Maurice of San Diego and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Tue. Oct. 22, 2013 at Bobbitt Memorial Chapel, 1299 E. Highland Ave. San Bernardino with funeral services to be held at 10 a.m. Wed., Oct. 23, 2013 at Sunrise Church, 2759 N. Ayala Dr. Rialto, CA. with interment services to follow at Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd. Riverside, CA. staging #3. Condolences for Chris may be sent on-line, at www.bobbittchapel.com. Published in San Bernardino Sun on Oct. 20, 2013 - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sbsun/obituary.aspx?n=christopher-smallwood&pid=167634772&fhid=5147#sthash.Szg5yGi2.dpuf

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From Steve Portias on September 17th, 2017
Chris was a great guy, like his brother Mike. Steve Portias
 
From Gloria Gooden-Davis (Briddell) on September 17th, 2017
Chris was the suave one. A real go-getter. He was married to one of my life-long friends Layni Leary. I always liked Chris. My heart sank when I learned of his passing. It was like losing a family member. One of my favorite persons from Jr. high through high school and beyond.
 
 

Dan Spear

January 27th, 1948 - August 2nd, 2009

Dan followed his own path in life and was true to himself and his dreams. He will be missed.

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DANIEL WRIGHT SPEAR "THE MOLE MAN" Age 61, passed away on Aug. 2, 2009, after a short debilitating illness. He was born and spent the majority of his life in San Bernardino. He had a multitude of friends and acquaintances. He is survived by his brothers, Douglas and William; and his sister, Susan of Arizona. Those who knew him were well aware he followed his own path in life and was true to himself and his dreams. He will be profoundly missed.

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From Robert Pryor on September 1st, 2017
Dan and I became friends when I was four years old -- maybe earlier.  My memories are a little fuzzy before then.  Lives change, people move away and come back, But Dan kept popping in and out of my life.  Whenever I think of my youthful milestones, from first scuffle through high school grqduqtion, Dan seems to come to mind more than anyone outside of my immediate family.  I can never think of him without a big smile coming to my face.

Thanks for the memorirs, Dan...
 

Carol Spencer (Read)

1949 - September 30th, 2006

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From Diane Moore on July 30th, 2017
Carol was one of the nicest classmates - always a sweet smile and a positive attitude. I remember her fondly as do many of my friends. She was kind and caring and is truly missed.

--Diane (Ebel) Moore
 

Chauncey E. Spencer

November 5th, 1906 - August 21st, 2002

I was always impressed by Mr. Spencer's quiet dignity and respect. He was a kind and wonderful man. Upon visiting his home one Christmas holiday I noticed fantastic historical items and photos of Mr. Spencer with all kinds of famous people, something that would stay with me all these years. Little did we know then his background and contributions to civil rights and aviation history. He was a proud American and had also served as our police commissioner in San Bernardino. He had a history way beyond our knowledge of his security role at SBHS. Here is an excerpt of what his son has written about him:

He was born in Lynchburg, VA, one of three children of Edward Spencer and noted Harlem Renaissance poet Anne Spencer. One of the most respected families in Lynchburg, visitors to the Spencer home included George Washington Carver, Paul Robeson, James Weldon Johnson, Walter White, Clarence Muse, Dean Pickens, Adam Clayton Powell, Langston Hughes, Thurgood Marshall, and W.E.B. Dubois.

At the age of 11, he fell in love with flying, but after graduating from college, no aviation school in Virginia would admit him because of his color. Spencer moved to Chicago in 1934 and joined with a group of African American aviators in organizing the National Airmen Association of America (NAAA). Working for $16-a-week as a kitchen helper, he paid $11 an hour for flying lessons.

In May 1939, he and fellow aviator Dale Lawrence White, also an NAAA member, flew a rented Lincoln-Paige biplane with only two flight instruments on a ten-city tour that started in Chicago and ended in Washington, DC. Realizing that war in Europe was imminent, they demonstrated the aviation abilities of Negroes and lobbied Congress to include of people of color in the Civilian Pilot Training Program for the Army Air Corps. Their flight drew national attention and proved that African Americans could fly an airplane, contrary to the beliefs and opinions of most Army Air Corps and government leaders.

They met with Harry Truman and others in Congress, convincing them to support their cause. Later, while employed by the Army, Spencer worked with Judge William H. Hastie for fair treatment of African American air cadets being trained at Tuskegee Institute in Alabama and other air bases during World War II. He encountered considerable resistance from whites as well as blacks as the Civilian Personnel Employee Relations Officer at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. Despite this, he persisted and made steady progress towards integration of the Air Force. In 1948, Spencer received the Exceptional Civilian Service Award for service during World War II, the highest honor the Air Force could bestow upon a civilian.


 

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Bill Alexander Spurrier

September 13th, 1949 - January 12th, 2016

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From Joe Strinati on March 16th, 2017
Bill and I went to Arrowview Jr. High together and were fairly good friends. I am sadden to read his name in this listing. RIP my friend
Joe Strinati, 3-16-17
 

Donald Tracy Stratton

October 4th, 1949 - August 24th, 2008

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James Russell Talmadge

September 30th, 1949 - April 3rd, 2009

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From Patricia Pjerrou Paynter on February 26th, 2017
I remember Jim Talmadge very well, a big bear of a guy.  Jim was always sweet to everyone.

A real acting talent, he and I came to know each other in Thespians.  We were in many plays together.

Jim was extremely intelligent, a happy guy, I loved being around.
 

Horace Weldon Taylor

July 26th, 1949 - September 30th, 1970

Horace W. Taylor, 21, of 2314 Raymond Ave., Los Angeles.  He was a roofer, survived by his widow, Ethel; a son Horace, Jr., of Los Angeles; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George F. Taylor; a brother, George F. Taylor III and a sister, Mrs. Delia Woodson, all of San Bernardino.  Burial at Pioneer Memorial Cemetary.

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Harry James Templeton

1949 - June 1st, 1999

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From George Olivsres on March 23rd, 2017
Wow never knew he had passed really good friend for many year while in school.  Good bye my friend.
 

Scott Tonn

April 7th, 1949 - April 22nd, 2014

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Scott C. Tonn
April 7, 1949 - April 22, 2014
Resident of San Bernardino

Scott Tonn passed away on April 22, 2014 at the age of 65. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri to William and Helen Tonn and moved to San Bernardino before age one. He is survived by his two sons, Jason Tonn and Scott Tonn, their wives, Christine Tonn and Sierra Tonn, his four grandchildren, Elise, Alexa, Jacen, and Lucas Tonn, his companion Elvira Calderon, and Frankie Hernandes whom he loved like a son.
Scott Tonn graduated from San Bernardino High School. He went on to serve our country honorably for 4 years in the Armed Forces, receiving numerous awards for his service in the Vietnam War. He was married to Christine D. Tonn and raised their family in San Bernardino. Scott had a successful career as an operating engineer in the construction industry for 35 years. He was a member of Crestview Baptist Church in San Bernardino for many years. He will be remembered for his handsome smile, love for his family, and witty sense of humor.
Family and friends are invited to attend funeral services followed by interment at 1:00 p.m. on May 2nd at Mt. View Mortuary & Cemetery, 570 E. Highland Ave. San Bernardino, CA 92404. A reception will be held following the services at First Baptist Church of San Bernardino, 4747 N. State St., San Bernardino, CA 92407.

Published in San Bernardino Sun on May 1, 2014

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From Lee Nemnich on September 24th, 2016
Scot and I grew up in Muscoy and knew each other from kindergarten on at Mucoy School.
When he and I had both returned from Vietnam, we were room mates and going to college together. He saw a lot more of the war than I did.  A terrible thing for anyone. I had talked to him sometime before he passed and we had both laughed about old times and promised to get together. It didn't happen....a sad regret. You are missed...

Lee Nemnich
 

Mary Francis Treas

1949 - 2015

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Mary F. Treas, 66, went to be with her Lord on Nov. 24, 2015 due to complications of diabetes.  
She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Winnie Treas; and her son, John E. Bradley.
Mary and John were residents of Banning and Beaumont. They were former owners of Price Time and Wheel, an auto repair shop on Sixth Street in Beaumont.
Mary leaves behind her siblings: Raymond Treas, of Yuma, Ariz., Jim Treas, of Henderson, Nev. and Lorena Richards, of Mission, Texas. She is also survived by her nephews, Dennis Richards, of Mission, Texas and Frank Richards, II, of San Jose. She also leaves behind many friends to celebrate her life.

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(Coach) Gary Troyer

1940 - December 10th, 2011

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Long-time Pomona-Pitzer swimming and water polo coach Gary Troyer passed away on December 10.
"We are deeply saddened by the loss of such a good friend," said Pomona-Pitzer Athletic Director Charles Katsiaficas. "Coach Troyer was a giver. He loved Pomona College, and he loved teaching and coaching here, which was evident in the way he so generously served the students. We will all remember Gary for his loyalty, warmth, and willingness to give of himself. Since his retirement in 2004, he continued to serve the department, the College, and the community. Our thoughts and prayers are with Linda and his family."
Born in Oakland in 1940, Professor of Physical Education Gary Troyer dove into athletics at an early age. He graduated from John Burroughs HS in Burbank in 1958 after earning varsity letters and captaining the football and swim teams. Attending the University of Redlands, Coach Troyer was the frosh football captain and a three-year starter on the varsity team at offensive guard and defensive linebacker. In addition, he was a member of the swim team.
After graduating from Redlands in 1962, Coach Troyer earned a Master’s from Redlands in 1964. Coach Troyer began his coaching career in 1962 as an age-group swimming coach and then became the Head Coach of the Redlands Swim Club in 1967. He taught history at San Bernardino HS from 1963-1970, and he also coached the swimming team and football team from 1963-1967. From 1967-1970, Troyer coached the University of Redlands water polo and swimming teams.

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From Jim Grant on December 2nd, 2017
I had Mr troyer for History at SBHS in 1966.  He always seemed so light-hearted about his work. One of a few teachers I could recall having a sense of humor.  He liked to walk around the class-room as he read or lectured.  One time, I noticed as he stopped and paused at the pillar nearest my seat. He produced a pen and scribbled something quickly on the already defaced surface.  Back in those days we had "gangs" at our school but nothing like today.  More like car clubs.  You would  often see "ROYAL COUNTS RULE."  Or.. "ROYAL LORDS RULE," etc.  On this particular day, as class ended, I had to have alook.  I saw, in the tiniest print in blue ink,  "TROYER RULES."  :-)  
 

Jim Uptain

1949 - April 12th, 2010

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From Steve Portias on September 17th, 2017
    Jim was one of my best friends from 4th grade on. We had a lot of fun together as kids...got in a lot of trouble. I last saw him when he lived in Redlands around 1980, then lost track of him when he moved to the Ventura area. Sorry, he went so early in life. I still think of him when I drive by his house where he grew up on Marshall Blvd.
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Melissa Gail Vandre (Schwartz)

August 31st, 1949 - April 24th, 2004

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Phillip Ival Vaughn

1949 - March 8th, 2008

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Richard Anthony Viero

1949 - May 15th, 1993

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Howard Phillip Wadleigh

- - May 15th, 2015

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From Chuck Sage on January 30th, 2017
Howard taught me a lot about survival. He was a tough guy for as long as I knew him (since fourth grade).
 
From Freddy Lucero on April 23rd, 2017
Howard and I became friends in the 5th grade at Vermont elementary in Muscoy. Quick with a smile, always a loyal friend. A constant character in my childhood memories. 
 

Don Elliott Wallace

1949 - August 8th, 2017

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From harvey cohen on September 11th, 2017
I'll never forget the great Don Wallace.
 
From Dave Koon on September 27th, 2017
He could pitch a baseball or catch a pass like no other.
 

La Voise V. Walters

1949 - February 25th, 2011

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Moses Walters

September 17th, 1949 - January 14th, 1994

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From Gloria Gooden-Davis (Briddell) on September 17th, 2017
I remember Moses. A very intellectual guy. I always wanted to sit close by him in school because he had the answers!
 
 

James Edward Wells

April 4th, 1948 - October 10th, 2010

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Donnie Wesley

February 15th, 1949 - January 17th, 2011

Donnie was blessed to have a large extended family and many friends that he cherished. He developed his love of travel following his grandparents' many moves across America. Donnie continued to travel both home and abroad. He was proud that he kept his friendships from all over the world. His friends could count on seeing or hearing from him despite his frequent travels. Once you were his friend that was forever. Donnie was proud of his educational achievement.

He loved sports. He excelled in Track and Football. He was drafted to play in the NFL by a California team, but sustained a serious injury during training camp. This formed the basis for his daily ritual of running, jogging, walking, and exercise. He continued his love of Track by coaching and mentoring young track and field athletes. He prepared his students and private clients in the proper techniques of racing for fun or competition. "Coach", as he was called, not only trained their bodies, but trained their mind and spirit as well. He achieved several certificates allowing him to coach for major Track Meets. In addition to sports he was a substitute teacher in other disciplines.

He went to be with God doing what he loved best and that was running. He ran into the arms of the Master. Know that he will be God's best Sprinter. May God continue to keep and guide him thru his heavenly sprints.

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N MEMORY OF DONNIE TYRONE WESLEY Donnie Tyrone Wesley was born February 15, 1949, in Chicago, Illinois, to Leon Wesley and Precious Rodgers Wesley. He died January 17, 2011, while jogging on the beach in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He was preceded in death by both parents, and both maternal grandparents, L.A. & Viola Rodgers, who were instrumental in his upbringing. He was blessed to have a large extended family and many friends that he cherished. He developed his love of travel following his grandparents' many moves across America, working first the harvest, fishing and various carpenter jobs until they finally settled in San Bernardino in the early 1950's. Donnie continued to travel both home and abroad. He was proud that he kept his friendships from all over the world. His friends could count on seeing or hearing from him despite his frequent travels. Once you were his friend that was forever. Donnie was proud of his educational achievement. He attended Franklin Junior High School, San Bernardino High School, and Valley College. He graduated from University of Washington. He loved sports. He excelled in Track and Football. He was drafted to play in the NFL by a California team, but sustained a serious in jury during training camp. This formed the basis for his daily ritual of running, jogging, walking, and exercise. He continued his love of Track by coaching and mentoring young track and field athletes. He prepared his students and private clients in the proper techniques of racing for fun or competition. "Coach", as he was called, not only trained their bodies, but trained their mind and spirit as well. He achieved several certificates allowing him to coach for major Track Meets. In addition to sports he was a substitute teacher in other disciplines. At the time of his passing he was utilizing his Business Management & Development skills working on a major family project in addition to his Internet Business and Clients. Donnie's love for Jesus Christ was evident in all his interactions. He believed that one should do as Christ did and that was to love everyone. He went to be with God doing what he loved best and that was running. He ran into the arms of the Master. Know that he will be God's best Sprinter. Memorial Services will be held at Pioneer Cemetery at 211 East 9th Street, San Bernardino, California, on February 22, 2011, at 11 A.M. Fellowship will be at New Hope Baptist Church, 1575 West 17th Street, San Bernardino, California. Reverend Arlington Rodgers will be officiating and representing the family. May God continue to keep and guide him thru his heavenly sprints.

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From Howard Boylin on February 20th, 2012
I remember Donny from Hi School and working with him at Sages Mkt. On Baseline and E in 1967. He was a good guy with a great sense of humor( a must) Always remember his smile
 
From Jim M on April 23rd, 2014
Donnie was our star receiver at San Bernardino Valley College. And then he moved to running back.  Larry Diggs and Ron Wiley were good receivers but the main reason for the move was because Larry Jackson and Harry Campbell were getting banged up and you wanted to get the ball into Donnie's hands because he was so fast and elusive in the open field.
We had problems in the offensive line as well. Donnie was always happy and a delight to be around. I was very sorry to hear that he passed away a couple of years ago. It was great playing with him and a real challenge to tackle him in the open field - something I never did. I think about Donnie and I hope he has made it to heaven. God bless you Donnie - may the Blood of Christ shred for us all bring you to see the face of God.

 
 
From Gloria Gooden-Davis (Briddell) on September 17th, 2017
I used to call Donnie motor mouth because he was always talking and bragging about himself and anything else he thought he knew (lol). Non-the-less, Donnie was a great person. Very friendly and outgoing. He and I had several friends in common in our adult life, many he met along-the-way.
 He is missed among his hundreds of friends and acquaintances.
 
 

Perry L. White

1949 - September 8th, 2006

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Lawrence Wong

- - 2010

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From George Olivsres on March 23rd, 2017
Remembered you from jr high and hoped i touched your life as well as well as ur brother..  Rest in peace.
 

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Lorraine Yescas (Orris)

October 21st, 1949 - April 27th, 2014

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Lorraine Anita (Yescas) Orris
 
 
          On April 27th 2014 Lorraine Orris went unexpectedly to her eternal reward with her beloved Lord, Jesus Christ, after suffering a brain injury in an accidental fall.
 
          Lorraine was born prematurely at Los Angeles General Hospital to Kenneth and Lou (Garces) Yescas on October 21, 1949.  Born a fighter, she surprised her physicians by becoming a strong and healthy baby after surviving an extended duration in an incubator at great odds. 
 
          Graduating from San Bernardino High School in 1967; she went on to Valley College where she met and married then Air Force sergeant, David L. Orris, Sr. who had recently returned from the Vietnam theater. There she earned an Associate's degree at Valley before going on to California State College at San Bernardino where she was awarded a B.A. and teaching credential in 1973. 
 
          That same year she gave birth to her first born son, David Jr. who is now a conservatory trained musician in Hollywood.  In 1980 daughter Karissa was born and has become an environmental attorney in Washington DC.
 
          Over the years Lorraine served in several large Christian publishing and media ministries all over the U.S. in various roles including Executive Editor, Acquisitions Editor, and writer.  She loved playing the guitar and often sang in church. 
 
          Also, a natural-born and gifted teacher she taught in Oregon, California, Michigan and Illinois.  But her hearts cry was teaching underprivileged children.  She was part White Mountain Apache and especially loved teaching Jicarilla Apache and Navajo children in schools on their reservations in Dulce and Gallup, NM.
 
          She was a multi-talented teacher, musician, editor, published author:  A humble Christian lady and incredible friend, wife and mother...
 
 --Lorraine is greatly missed by her surviving husband, children and sister, Yvonne Salazar; as well as, her extended family and many friends.  Each misses her greatly but are grateful to have been loved by this incredibly gifted, kind, and loving Christian lady.  We take solace at her joy now at being in heaven and with her beloved Savior, Jesus the Christ.
 

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From Joe Strinati on July 15th, 2015
Lorriane and I were very goods friends in High School, we had a great time in Mr. Swan's ceramic class. Although we did not stay in touch after our school days, I often think about those days and have fond thoughts of Lorriane. It makes me very sad to here about her early passing. RIP my friend.
Joe Strinati