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Let us remember those we loved and lost in 2020

Alice Ann Cook, Foster family therapist, music enthusiast


Barbara Fowler, Longtime Claremonter, preservationist, activist, kindergarten teacher, volunteer


Beth Boos, Beloved local piano teacher, mother, friend, music fan


William “Bill” Helber, 1961 Claremont High School graduate, United States Navy veteran.


Carol Ann Lee Bovett, Longtime Claremont resident, great grandmother, tireless volunteer


Phil Elderkin, Celebrated, award-winning sportswriter and columnist, helped popularize the NBA


Sydney Jean Hill, Nature enthusiast, loving mother, lifetime Claremont resident


Tess Henry, Teacher, author, women’s history activist


Valerie Ault Romero, Beloved grandmother, life member of Assistance League, tireless volunteer


Rita Wodinsky, Grandmother, teacher, tireless volunteer, Claremont Honored Citizen


Lindley Mixon, Artist, educator, musician, architect, builder, adventurer


Dorothy Isobel Lacy, Grandmother, longtime Claremont resident, former Country Classics owner


Harry Cornelius Battin, Jr., Great-grandfather, longtime ARCO executive, Claraboya board member


Marjorie Ann Parker, MD, Ophthalmologist, volunteer, philanthropist, gardener, traveler, friend to many


Robert Reynolds, Grandfather, US Army veteran, talented auto mechanic, outdoor enthusiast


Alice Marie Flores, Iconic Padua Hills Theater Mexican Player, devout Catholic, devoted wife, mother, grandmother, friend


Rosario (Chayo) Gass, Beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, friend


Barbara Stout, Mother, trailblazing female Presbyterian minister, tireless volunteer


Jonathan Charles Wright, Esteemed Pomona College professor of biology, violinist, husband, father


Lucy Amneus, Grandmother, teacher, singer, music lover, lifelong learner


Keith Fitzalan Mulrooney, Grandfather, lifelong public servant, US Marine, world traveler, runner, nature lover


Phillip Koldewyn, Husband, father, grandfather, longtime Claremont McKenna professor


Elaine Baugus, Loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, longtime APU employee, woman of faith


Eric Arthur Peterson, Beloved son, uncle, brother, volunteer, sports fan, Damien grad

Mary Martha Barkley, Beloved great grandmother, tireless volunteer, theater major, model


Patrick Andrew Powell, Husband, father, grandfather, high school administrator, world traveler, Pomona College, CGU grad


Robert “Bob” Raymond Rudolph, Great-grandfather, US Army veteran, devoted family man, committed Catholic


Karyn Beth McGan (Chassman), Claremont native, animal lover, Harley enthusiast, known for her joyous, kind, loving spirit


David Reisman, Storyteller, teacher, music lover, husband, father, friend


Charles Edmund Sullivan, Loving husband, father, teacher, guidance counselor, classic car enthusiast


Chris Darrow, renowned musician, songwriter, photographer, record producer, artist


David Lytle Paulson, LA’s BEST board member, hiker, pilot


Helen-Jeanne Munter, Kind, optimistic and wise


Lamont “Monty” Hempel, University professor, sustainability warrior, filmmaker, grandfather


Margaret Mabrey Craig, Distinguished nursing educator, beloved mother, traveler


Mary-Jane Stanley, Wife of former Pomona College president


Mary Molina Palos, Arbol Verde founding family member, longtime CUSD employee


Norma Tanega, Singer, songwriter, artist


Paul Francoeur, Beloved father, husband, aerospace industry retiree


Pete J. Nelson, Father, Quaker, Pilgrim, gardener, longtime CHAP volunteer


Peter Charles Love, Decorated Vietnam veteran, sports fan, devoted husband, father


Dennis L. Grubel, Father, proud Buckeye, meat and poultry product designer, woodworker, gardener


Raymond Joseph Magdziarz, Devoted husband, loving father and grandfather, OLA parishioner, US Army veteran, amateur astronomer, electronic engineer, world traveler, lifelong learner


Katharine Miller Morsberger, Author, teacher, editor, creative force, longtime Claremont resident


Agnes Moreland Jackson, Distinguished Pitzer College professor, social justice advocate, 50 year Pomona resident


Charles “Ray” Fowler, Longtime Claremonter, preservationist, counselor, educator


Geraldeane (Jerri) Eyrich, Beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, grandmother, great grandmother


Wanda “Maxine” Ross, Faithful Christian, cherished mother, longtime CUSD employee


David William Kriezel, Great grandfather, longtime Leroy’s Boys’ Home employee, athlete, traveler, volunteer


Bradford Blaine, Esteemed Scripps College professor, board member, Presbyterian elder, grandfather, US Army veteran


Alan Merle Robb, Longtime Claremonter, beloved father, grandfather, aerospace industry veteran, Kiwanian


Jerry R. Johnson, Great grandfather, child advocate, poet, logophile, Syracuse grad


Glenn Davenport, Father, 71-year Claremont resident, US Army vet, educator, accomplished musician


Paul Martin Peterson, Father, passionate outdoorsman, sports enthusiast


David Welsh, Longtime Kaiser Fontana surgeon, US Air Force veteran, writer


Janice Robinson Newborn, Beloved mother, grandmother, groundbreaking Christian Church leader


Diana N. Lockard, Leader in higher education, outdoorswoman, friend


Patricia Ann (Patti) Brant, Beloved mother, grandmother, educator


Suzanne Hall Christian, Grandmother, educator, financial planner, traveler, volunteer


James Joseph Lamb, Grandfather, educator, peace and civil rights activist


Lowell Larson, Great-grandfather, proud Minnesotan, Lutheran minister, Bard lover, traveler


John Proffitt, Great grandfather, classic car enthusiast, pilot

Mary Noonan, Beloved mother, grandmother, longtime San Dimas librarian


Kristen Jane Hagstrom, Beloved wife, mother, grandmother


William “Bill” Keith Guptill, Loving husband and father, mentor, entrepreneur


Dorothy G. Bromage, Grandmother, educator, principal, music and musical instrument enthusiast


Donna Myers Ambrogi, Elder health care advocate, lifelong social, economic justice crusader, lawyer, educator, two time Fulbright grant recipient


Sven Olof Lingstrom, Great-grandfather, restaurateur, Freemason, Rotarian


Stephen Edward Schneider, Beloved husband, father and grandfather


Ilene Dolores Bonilla, Grandmother, surgical nurse, traveler


Jan Robertson, Longtime Danbury School teacher, pioneering single mother, grandmother, traveler, matriarch


Joseph Anthony Maciariello, Family man, longtime Claremont Colleges professor, author


Susan Martin, Beloved wife, mother and grandmother


Richard S. Kirkendall, Longtime CUSD superintendent, educational innovator, volunteer, traveler


Eva Fleischner, Pioneering Catholic theologian in Christian-Jewish relations and Holocaust studies


Louis Wichhart, Beloved son, father, grandfather and friend


Eleanor Rose Records Henry, Longtime Claremonter, innovative Glendora schoolteacher, grandmother


Donald Eugene Brown, Great-grandfather, longtime DPSS director, US Army veteran, tennis enthusiast


Vivian Dorothy (Brown) Bornemann, Wife, mother, friend, mentor, artist


Mary Wigent Hornberger, Musician, teacher, conductor, church organist, choral director


Theodore Howard Garner, Descendant of iconic Claremont family, worked on Manhattan Project, pilot, beloved patriarch


Hazel Leff, Great-grandmother, US Army veteran, first in family to attend high school and college


Michael David Gregory, Longtime educator, traveler, volunteer


Richard H. Gleason, Painter, teacher, beloved son and brother


Peter Samuel Baum Jr. (Pete), Great grandfather, ULV hall of fame athlete, longtime Azusa educator, administrator


Mary “Georgine” Hertz, Doting grandmother, volunteer, traveler


Richard (Dick) G. Olson, Physicist, historian, author, esteemed Harvey Mudd College faculty member, alumnus


Adel Jeran, Beloved mother, grandmother and decorated US Army veteran


Don Thomas Durboraw Jr., Grandfather, lifelong outdoorsman, veteran of Southern California defense industry


Micky B. Ross, Beloved grandmother, first woman president of Temple Beth Israel, entrepreneur


Wade Anthony Myers, Great-grandfather, engineer, teacher, volunteer, sports enthusiast


John “Ernie” Simpson, Husband, father and grandfather


Sarah Morris, Homemaker, gardener, volunteer, pet lover, friend to all


Kevin S. Lee, Retired firefighter, beloved husband, father, grandfather, son and brother


Calvin K. Merrill, Grandfather, sports fan, friend to all


Barbara Gustaveson, Dedicated Latter-day Saint, teacher, artist


Evelyn Gladys Hubacker, Grandmother, beloved music teacher, musician


Betty Jean Barnes, Great-grandmother, Pomona College, CGU grad, professor, writer, dedicated environmentalist


Stanley Raymond Moore, Professor, pastor, social activist, musician, woodworker


William J. McVittie, Retired judge, state assembly member, advocate of higher education


Penelope “Penny” Claire Ross, Mother, award-winning artist, Pomona College grad


Laszlo Szijj, Beloved father, grandfather, 40-year Cal Poly Pomona professor


Peter Dan Vasilovich, CGU grad, political consultant, traveler, pianist


Shirl Rothman, Beloved wife, mother, grandmother


Robert (Bob) M. Keller, Loving husband, father, computer science professor, jazz educator, musician, mentor


Teresa Lynn “Terri” Wolfe Ingalls, Beloved daughter, wife, sister, mother, “grammy,” aunt, teacher, neighbor, colleague and friend


Donald Lee Obert, Grandfather, husband, decorated US Navy veteran, engineer


Suzanne Charlotte Festag Colp, Beloved sister, aunt, chef, volunteer, small business owner, furniture restorer, antiques dealer


Mark Thomas Hunter, Father, woodworker, Damien High grad


Jim Brost, Grandfather, Christian, “Mr. Patriotic”


Lothar “Larry” Fox, Great-grandfather, decorated US Army veteran, world traveler, jazz musician and deejay


Leanne Bauman Kerchner, Teacher, mother, friend


Adeline Keehan Hill, Beloved great grandmother, teacher, prolific volunteer, artist, dancer, musician


Willis (Andy) Anderson Wingert III, Grandfather, churchgoer, outdoorsman, public servant


Rhonda Jean Clark, Beloved grandmother, mother, wife


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