Dedicated to the memory of those in the Class of 1967 who have passed on much too early.

By viewing this page, you will meet classmates you never met and remember those you knew well. If anyone would like to share a fond remembrance of a classmate who has passed on or has access to an obituary for one of our classmates or is aware of any other 67’s that are deceased, please email Susan Thompson at spthompson49@gmail.com.


Peter Andrews



Sacramento Bee

ANDREWS, PETER "PETE"

Died suddenly on Sept. 26 while vacationing in Thailand . Had a great appreciation for adventure and the great outdoors. On Sept. 27, 1968 he was inducted into the U.S. Army and served in the Vietnam War until he was honorably discharged with 3 Purple Hearts. He was a long time resident of Elk Grove and was a Charter Member of the VFW of Elk Grove. He is survived by his son Travis Morris Andrews, long time companion Fay Ann Fong, all of his family and friends.

Barbara J. Armstrong

Susan Arndt

Candian R. Boling

The Oregonian, Portand, OR
January 13, 1995

A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13, 1995, in Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery Chapel in Vancouver, Wash.. Mrs. Madrigal died of cancer Jan. 10 at age 45. Born Oct. 7, 1949, in Richmond, Calif., she had lived in Brush Prairie, Wash., for the past four years.. A homemaker, she had been married for 25 years to Mario Madrigal.. She is survived by her husband, son, Evan Mario, and daughter, Dana Renee, all of Brush Prairie; parents, Charles and Nova Boling of Sunnyvale, Calif.

Maryann Boulton

Barbara A. Brader

Dawn Britt

Fred Calvelli

Fred Albert Calvelli, a 41-year Los Altos resident, died May 30 of lung cancer. A native of Stockton, he was 70.

Mr. Calvelli trained at the Army Language School in Monterey and served in the air force security service for four years. After receiving his teaching credential in 1960, Mr. Calvelli began his career as a high school science teacher at Sunnyvale High School. He later transferred to Fremont High School, where he taught many subjects, including physics, Latin, Russian, chemistry and science over a 28-year period.

Mr. Calvelli is survived by his wife, Lynne; children, Fred Anthony, Robin Lynne and David Randall; mother, Adele; his sister, Barbara; and five grandchildren. He was predeceased by his daughter Lisa Barbara.

Penny Ellen Curtis

Doug Dean

Robert D. Dorman

Linda Drummond

Dan Dwyer

Ruben Flores

Gordon D. Gardner

Killed in Action - Vietnam
MILITARY DATA
Service: Army (Regular)
Grade at loss: E5
Rank: Sergeant
ID No: 18916586
MOS: 11E40 Armor Crewman
LenSvc: Between 1 and 2 years
Unit: C CO, 1ST BN, 77TH ARM RGT, 5 INF DIV

ON THE WALL Panel 33W Line 048

Sgt. Gordon Dwight Gardner
By Michael "King" Galbraith, Gig Harbor , WA USA

Gordon was 19 years old when he was killed (2-3-69) in a radio shack on a nothing mound of earth just North of Cam Lo. I was with him. He was a good friend, a good man and a good tanker. I've wanted to contact his family for 30 years now and it just never seems to get done. Maybe this year. God speed to all.”

from http:/www.behindthebadge.net

Dennis Gosik

Jeffrey Paul Graves

Diane Greninger



Diane Sue Greninger
March 3, 1949 - May 25, 2006

(57) was called to Heaven on Thursday, May 25, 2006 in Stanford CA. Diane battled cancer for the last year and 1/2 of her life and is now in peace. Diane is survived by her loving mother, Florence who stood by her side and was her main caregiver. She is survived by her loving brother Frank and his wife Carol as well as her loving sister Linda Marlene and husband Fred. She left behind 3 nieces, 2 nephews and her best friend Sandy. Diane was born in Youngstown Ohio and moved to California as a young teenager. She was a very private person and lived a simple life.

Diane had a very witty sense of humor and made us laugh even up until the very end. She loved to watch Jurassic Park videos and loved her cat Tyrone. She was a great cook and loved the finer things in life although she seldom got them. We love you Diane and will miss you. Friends and family are invited to attend a quaint honoring of her life on Thursday June 1, 2006 at 11 a.m. ( Bethel Church in the Breeze Way Room 1201 S. Winchester Blvd.) In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be sent in her name to the American Cancer Society. 1-800-227-2345

Robert Groulx

H. Clinton Gwynne

Happy Birthday, Clint! I always thought we’d meet again, someday. We found love in 1967. You predicted we’d be walking down the aisle together. But, by the mid-70’s we’d charted different paths. I went to college and started a career. You joined the Marines. They sent you to Viet Nam. You came back – different, older, a cane to counter-balance your wounded leg and a diagnosis of paranoia schizophrenia. I didn’t have the patience to stop and understand it all. It was a day in the mid-‘70s when you tracked me down and called. You’d met a loving woman that you were going to marry. We teased each other and I expressed my good wishes.

You loved your fast cars, and I recall how you loved me enough that when I totaled your beloved MG Midget on our way to the Laguna Seca races, you shrugged, threw your jacket over your shoulder like a young sexy Frank Sinatra, and stuck out a thumb. We hitched our way to the races and then back home. You loved risk, being on the edge, and living in the moment.

If I had that chance to see you one more time, I’d dig out that sketch I penciled of you, sitting like a cool number, face in profile, long stringy hair with a U.S. Marine tattoo on your forearm.

Always,
Katie (Heyne)
April 24, 2007

Linda Hales

Larry Vance Hall

Larry Hall (my older brother) attended Fremont High School in the 60's. He participated in scouting for years and became an Eagle Scout. Larry was a serious student who also truly enjoyed participating in those cross-country running events (that was before jogging and running became such a mainstream activity).

After high school, he went on to De Anza Jr. College and later universities for continued study in Math. He attended U.C. Davis and U.C. Santa Barbara and earned a Masters in Math. At one point, he'd dreamed of pursuing a Ph.D. but didn't realize that.

Larry spent a time in the Peace Corps in Ghana and taught Math in a school there. Back home he also worked with emotionally disturbed and developmentally delayed folks.

Over the years, he worked for several early 'high tech' companies including NASA Ames where he worked on one of the first generation computer based weather models. For fun he created word/logic puzzles that were widely published.

In the years following high school, Larry was constantly exploring unknown territories (skydiving, scuba diving, scrambling, backpacking, and spelunking). He enjoyed traveling and loved playing board games. He could play for hours.

He valued family and was thrilled to become an uncle.

Larry was an avid reader, fascinated with psychology and the human soul, he only saw the best in people.

Larry's personal battle was with his mind. 'Touched by fire' he tried so hard to stay in the 'race' but died November 17, 1986 in a car accident.

He is in the hearts of his parents (Roy and Terry Hall of Grass Valley), his sister (Randy Hall of Seattle), his brother and sister-in-law (Steve and Rochelle Hall of San Jose) and their three children (Shana Hall of San Diego, Jacob Hall of Santa Cruz, Kaeli Hall of San Jose).

Eleanor Harding

Ron E. Hendriks

Jack V. Hornback

Albert Lawrence Jensen

Carol Ann Jones

Frances Kanewske

I am Frances Kanewski's father and am very sorry to inform you that Frances tragically died in a single car auto accident on her way to work. She was an R.N. and worked at the Fresno Hospital. The accident happened several years ago. She left a husband and two sons. She was 27 years old at the time.

Sincerely yours,
Kenneth F Kanewski

~from a letter, dated June 14, 1992, written to Jean (Stover) Palma

Ian Kidd

Colleen Knight

Ellen Kohnke

Linda Light

From the San Jose Mercury News

Linda Louise (Light) Towns

Entered the home of the Lord on May 19, 2007 in Colorado Springs, CO. She is survived by her beloved husband, Jack her loving daughters, Kim Baumann and Kristen Laplume, mother, Jacqueline Light and siblings Pamela Stull and Rachael Light. Linda was a loving grandmother of seven. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Linda was a kind, loving and caring person who had a great love and talent for art.

Marshall Macleod

Larry McCoid

Oakdale Leader News
August 20, 2004

Larry C. McCoid, 55, of Escalon died Saturday, Aug. 14 [2004].

Born in Denison, Iowa, he had lived in Escalon for 18 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, serving from 1967 to 1969. He worked for Gorden-N-Bull in Alamo for 10 years. He liked to ride his Harleys, enjoyed boating and camping and was passionate about cooking, especially on the barbecue.

He is survived by his father, George McCoid of Cupertino; his companion of four years, Sharon Cimpanelli of Escalon; children, Chad Ward of Texas, Kelly Ward of Livermore, Levi McCoid of Modesto, David Balcazar of San Diego, Adrian McCoid-Browder and Megan McCoid-Browder, both of Escalon, and Rachelle Capelo of Hanford, CA; brother, Richard McCoid of Soquel, CA; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Jenny McCoid in 1997 and a brother, Michael Dale McCoid, in 1963.

Visitation will be Thursday, Aug. 19 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Deegan Chapel in Escalon. Services will be Friday, Aug. 20 at 11 a.m. at Burwood Cemetery on River Road.

Remembrances may be made to Escalon High School - Sports Department, 1528 East Yosemite Ave., Escalon, CA 95320.

Deegan Funeral Chapel, Escalon, in charge of arrangements.

Allen J. McMillian

Wallace James Nielson

Marian Jane Palmer

A sparkling star in a velvet black sky,
A fragrant rose, with grandeur not shy,
The roaring surf in a restless sea
Have always been things of great beauty to me.
But the best gift of all from heaven above
Was sending me you to cherish and love!


By Eleanor Dorothy Palmer, Marian's mother

Deborah (Debe) Parks

Leonard Pate

James Pfann



San Jose Mercury News
January 5, 2010

James G. Pfann, D.C. of Sunnyvale passed away in his home on December 30th. A viewing will take place from 4pm - 8pm with the Vigil starting at 7pm on Tuesday January 5th at Spangler Mortuary Los Altos Chapel, 399 S. San Antonio Rd, Los Altos. Funeral services will take place at St. Williams Church in Los Altos at 1pm on Wednesday January 6th. Dr. Pfann is survived by his two children Michelle and Jimmy.

Link to Jim's obit.

Steven Proft

The Napa News
January 21, 2005

Stephen Charles Proft, 55, died at his home Jan. 15, 2005. He was the only child of the late Eleanor and Stephen Proft. Steve was born in Los Angeles and moved to Sunnyvale at age 10.

He graduated from Fremont High and attended De Anza College and San Jose State. He excelled on the school golf team and graduated with a degree in broadcasting and advertising. Upon graduation he worked for NBC on the Johnny Carson and the Dean Martin shows. He later moved on to work in the food and beverage division for Borel Corporation and Marriot Hotels. His work took him to Atlanta and Chicago. When he learned that his mother was terminally ill, he returned to California and worked at First Interstate Bank. During this time, he met and married his wife, Barbara Jones. Steve and Barbara moved to Napa, where Steve worked for WestAmerica Bank.

One of Steve's greatest joys in life was being a golf member at Napa Valley Country Club. Steve was a dedicated golfer and enjoyed his weekend golf games with his friends. He also was proud of capturing numerous awards at club tournaments with his son Christopher. He was thrilled to have achieved not one, but two holes in one. Steve was also a superb cook and an accomplished pianist. He spent many wonderful times hunting and fishing with his friends.

Steve loved his wife and his children, Stephanie, Christopher and Hayley, and was proud of their many accomplishments. Steve will be missed by his family and friends. At the family's request, memorial services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to an Educational Trust Fund for the Proft Children at Washington Mutual Bank, #1800704214, or to a charity of the donor's choice.

Danny Renteria

A song written by Ted Sanchez, Class of ’67, for one of his best childhood friends, Danny Renteria.

Marbles

Playing marbles in the gutter with my older brother who would show me a thing or three,
And he always made it simple and plain for me to see,
And the boy with a dozen marbles in his pockets who would give you half a dozen for a smile,
Would play so hard and only stay for a while.


Slippin' and slidin' down a spillway , until our clothes wore through,
And swimmin' in a reservoir was just somethin' we'd like to do,
Like ships of sticks that sail away, that last for a little while,
The boy with a dozen marbles in his pockets,
I sure do miss his smile.


Sittin' in front of Pete's Smoke Shop, chewin' on a candy bar,
And readin' a hero comic book that could take us to another star,
“Lets go fishin',” he would say in the middle of the after noon,
“And tomorrow, yes tomorrow we'll try somethin' new”.


And the boy with a dozen marbles in his pockets who would give you half a dozen for a smile,
Would play so hard and only stay for a while.
Like ships of sticks that sail away, that last for a little while,
The boy with a dozen marbles in his pockets,
I sure do miss his smile

Stephen F. Reutlinger

Stephen Fredrick Reutlinger, born in San Mateo, CA on July 27, 1949, entered into rest on Tues., Sept. 4, 2007 in Stockton, CA. A service celebrating Steve's life will be held on Thurs., Sept. 13, 2007 at 10 a.m. at Lincoln Presbyterain Church, 900 Douglas Road, Stockton, CA.

Paul Edward Roman

Paul graduated with a degree in business and computer science and had a glorious 30 year career in Silicon Valley. He started as a computer programmer, became a Data Center Manager, and progressed to V. P. of I.T. , ending his career as interim C.I.O. at Quantum, Inc. Paul designed and built state of the art Computer rooms for Sun Microsystems, Conner, and Quantum. His life touched and helped so many people in his managing positions, that 900 people attended his funeral from all over the world. He was truly loved and adored by all who ever met him. Paul was the sports announcer and D.J. for our son’s baseball career from little league through Mission College and for the San Francisco Giants Fantasy Campers which he participated in from 1989 until his death. He will be missed for his incredible wit and wisdom! - Jackie Roman

San Jose Mercury News

ROMAN, Paul Edward-- Today the Music Died: June 18th, 2002. Paul Edward Roman, age 53, went home to be with the Lord. He suffered a massive heart attack at home. He was the talented ""Golden Voiced"" baseball Disc Jockey from Homestead Little League through Mission College . He played baseball with the San Francisco Giants Fantasy Campers for 12 years. He hiked mountains and loved every day of life! He retired 01/01/01 from Quantum, Inc., as the Vice-President of I.T.

He is survived by wife, Jackie, daughter, Rebecca, son, Ryan. His parents, Len and Anona Roman, sister, Carol Lee of N.C. Nephews, Ron, Chris and Michael Lee. Aunts, Marie Heyden and Lou Roman. Cousins, Richard and Jeffrey Heyden, Lawrence and Bradley Roman. Brother-in-law Jeffrey Rhodes.

Molly Sanchez



San Jose Mercury News

Amalia "Molly" Griego Passed away on October 29, 2005 in Santa Clara at the age of 56. Loving wife of David "Rich" Griego. Beloved mother of Peter S. Gonzales, Andres R. Sanchez, "Richie" Griego Jr., and David Lorenzo Robinson. Cherished grandmother of Matthew Peter Gonzales. Dear sister of Celia (Sis) Sanchez and Raymond Sanchez. Many nieces and nephews also survive her. She was deeply loved and will be truly missed by her family and those who knew her.

Nancy Schaller

Theresa Schmitt

John Royal Shields

John died in 2003 following a courageous battle with cancer. His life was filled with family, friends and developing and administering children's programs. He was a licensed Marriage Family Child Counselor.

He was the Founding Director of the Palm Springs Youth Counseling Service, Executive Director of Family Services of the Desert, Founding Director of the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center and the Founding Executive Director of the John F. Kennedy Foundation's Well Care Clinic.

He held positions of leadership in national and state organizations devoted to the prevention and treatment of child abuse. John was posthumously given the Creating Hope Award by the Coachella Valley Prevent Child Abuse Council. This award was given to him as a tribute to his commitment to eradicate child abuse and neglect. He also received a California Senate Resolution commending him for his work; a Proclamation by the Riverside County Board of Supervisors; and a Certificate of Special Recognition by Congress. A plaque was dedicated in his honor and now hangs in the reception room of the John F. Kennedy Memorial Foundation.

John and I were married for 30 years and he is survived by four children and eight grandchildren. Throughout his life he retained an enthusiasm for living, a deep affection for others, and an optimistic spirit.

Bonnie Shields

Blanche J. Slattery

The Sacramento Bee
June 11, 2006

Blanche Jeannette Potts, passed away June 8, 2006 in Manteca, CA. She was born on Feb. 2, 1949 in San Francisco, CA to William Emmet Slattery, Sr. and Zina Blanche (Lambourne) Slattery.

She married Jeffery Lee Potts on June 2, 1970 in Reno, Nevada. She is the mother of Timothy L. Potts of Manteca and Kelly J. Potts of Los Angeles; and grandmother of Casey L. Potts and Connor J. Potts of Manteca. She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents. She is also survived by one sister, Patricia (Mrs. Robert) Barrett of Colorado; two brothers, William Emmet Slattery, Jr. and Daniel R. Slattery of CA; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation Mon, June 12, 4-7 pm at Park View Funeral Home in French Camp, CA. Funeral Services Tue, June 13, 9 am at the LDS Church, Northgate Dr., Manteca. Graveside Service will be held at Mission City Memorial Park, Santa Clara. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the LDS Church's Humanitarian Fund.

Patricia Smith

Judy A. Spear

James R. Telezinski

The Pine Tree
http://thepinetree.net

July 10, 2009

Arnold, CA...Vietnam veteran James R. Telezinski died Friday, July 3, 2009. He was 59. A native of Alexandria, Va., Mr. Telezinski was born Oct. 26, 1949. He moved from San Jose in 1978 to Dorrington with his wife, Judy, and there they raised two wonderful children. He was loved and respected in the community. His love for his family and friends, and his community services, will leave a void in everyone’s heart that will never be replaced.He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Judy Telezinski; son Sean C. Telezinski; daughter Christina Telezinski; and 33 kittens. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at White Pines Lake. The family asks all friends to join them in the celebration of his life. Anyone who would like to donate in his memory may do so to the Calaveras Humane Society, P.O. Box 117, Vallecito, CA 95251.

Link to Jim's obit and pictures.

Mark Joseph Thompson

Gregory K. Williams

Holly Waite

Dec. 9, 1948 - October 22, 2005

The Recorder, Stockton, CA


Holly Grace Pyle was born in Painsville, Ohio to Margaret and Raymond Waite on December 9, 1948. Holly passed away on Saturday, October 22, 2005 after fighting a brave battle with cancer for three months. Holly moved to Mt. View California at a very young age. She graduated from UC Davis in 1972 with a degree in Biology. Several years later Holly purchased a farm in Farmington, California. In the following years she earned the trust and respect of the farming community with her success in growing a variety of crops including hay, alfalfa and wheat. In 1995 Holly joined USDA as a Biologist. In 2000 she became the USDA export trade specialist for Stockton and the surrounding areas. In this capacity she coordinated critical programs including the Cherry export program to Japan, the stone fruit export program and the walnut program. In 1981, Holly joined California Women for Agriculture, becoming president in 1986. During her term as president, Holly helped direct a large, successful grass roots effort to stop the building of the "Supercollider" on top of the Farmington community. Holly especially enjoyed constructing large animated displays at the San Joaquin county fair and the California State Fair. Many of these exhibits won first prize at the fair.

For the last 12 years, Holly had become deeply involved in companion animal rescue. Initially Holly volunteered with the then fledging Stockton Animal Shelter Friends, spending most of her weekends standing in front of the old Petsmart store with homeless animals. In 2000 Holly created the Abandon Cat Team. Over the following two years, this non-profit organization helped trap, neuter and release more than 900 feral cats in the areas of Oakdale, Farmington, Stockton, Lodi, Rio Vista and South Sacramento. Also during this period, Holly began taking homeless cats and kittens to pet stores in Stockton and Sacramento. In the period between 2002 and 2005, Holly and a small group of volunteers found homes for 1,245 homeless cats and kittens. Saving these animals from euthanasia at the publicly funded city shelter was Holly's passion. During the year 2000, Holly served on the Mayors task force to study future plans for the city shelter.

Holly's dream was that no more healthy companion animals would be euthanasied. Her plan was to create a low-cost spay neuter program for San Joaquin County similar to programs in other California communities. Holly is survived by her brother, Bruce Milligan; her sister, Kay Vine, and her companion Michael Leach.

A service for Holly will be held at Frisbie-Warren and Carroll Mortuary, 809 N. California St. Stockton, California on November 5, 2005 at 10:00 am. Donations to help fund a spay/neuter program in Stockton and San Joaquin county may be sent to: ACT, PO box 77842, Stockton, California 95207.

Katherine Ylimaki

The News Tribune, Tacoma, WA
June 28, 2002

Katherine L. Webb, age 53, passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2002, after a valiant battle against leukemia.

She is survived by her mother and father, Ray and Helen Ylimaki of Twain Harte, California; husband Ralph Webb of Puyallup; children John Hylinger, Kristin Hylinger and Susan Lunsford; stepchildren Sabrina Ferguson, Samantha Vanderploeg, Leah McDonald, Tammy Deavers and Kurt Spitler; and 17 grandchildren.

Katherine enjoyed being the best wife and mother she could be. She loved the Lord and is now cradled in His arms with her son Michael.

Service will be held at 4:00 PM Saturday, June 29 at Powers Funeral Home in downtown Puyallup. Graveside services will be at 10:00 AM Monday, July 1, 2002 at Woodbine Cemetery in Puyallup.