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Claremont Obituaries

Wife, mother, artist, teacher and community activist Mary Hughes died March 9 at her home in Claremont. She was 69.

Beloved son and longtime fixture in the Claremont music scene, Pebber Brown, died suddenly in late February at the age of 62.

Sam Silvas, resident of Claremont for 22 years, died March 8. He was 57 years old.

Andrew Mackenzie Douglas, dear son, brother and uncle, died at home in Pomona on April 15. He was 32.

Born Charles Worthing Freitas on November 24, 1942, to Worthing Charles Freitas and Jordis Astrid Nelson Freitas, Chuck grew up in the orange groves of 1940s and ‘50s Orange County.

Betty Louise Thresher was born in Hampden, Massachusetts on February 7, 1935. She departed this life April 4 at her home in Nipomo.

Dru Curtis Gladney, Ph.D., died unexpectedly while snowboarding at Mt. Baldy on one of his favorite holidays, St. Patrick’s Day, Thursday, March 17.

Rick Calhoun, who attended elementary schools in Claremont and high school in Corona del Mar, California, died March 12 at age 67.

Arigo Ignacio Sugihara was born September 26, 1945 to Shigeyoshi Sugihara, a Japanese national, and Antonia Vermeer Sugihara, a Dutch Indonesian, in Batavia, the capital of the Dutch East Indies presently known as Jakarta, Indonesia. Both parents preceded him in death.

Grandfather, author, distinguished, lauded scholar Fred Burwick, an internationally recognized authority on Romantic-era British literature, and the author and editor of more than 30 books, including recently A History of […]

Cordell Cullen Goode: longtime Claremont real estate agent Cordell Cullen Goode died peacefully January 19, 2021 at her home in Ventura, California. She was 90 years old. Cordell was born […]

Loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother Margaret Ann Hortick (Goyette), known as Maggie, died peacefully in her Pomona home on March 11 after a long illness, 12 days before her 86th […]

“It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Joyce Elaine Sokolowski, of Montclair, on February 17, 2022 at the young age of 92 years,” wrote her family.

Cornelis A. (“Kees”) de Kluyver, 72, died Monday, March 7, 2022 in Eugene, Oregon after a six-month battle with acute myeloid leukemia.

Mother, trailblazing attorney, volunteer, traveler Christine Francoise Kenmore, a sharp-witted, trailblazing corporate attorney who traded the big law firm grind for a quieter life in Claremont, died on March 3 […]

Tim Constantine was born in Redlands, California on April 4, 1946 to Bob and Betty Constantine. The family lived in Redlands, Victorville, La Verne, and Caruthers, California, before settling in San Dimas.

“We have lost a teacher. Did you see it? A point of light in the universe accelerated and moved out of sight,” wrote the friends of Ted Quigley Bowes, who died peacefully surrounded by family on February 14 due to complications of Parkinson’s disease. He was 78.