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Claremont Obituaries

Treasured friend, artist, mentor Susan Dinkle Lindley, 76, died at home in Claremont’s Russian Village on June 20. Mary Susan Dinkle was born March 1, 1945 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, […]

Beloved husband, papa, golfer Richard Lee “Dick” Snelson died at San Antonio Regional Hospital at the age of 81 on Thursday, June 10. He was born in San Diego, California […]

Beloved daughter, sister, aunt Dana Bortscheller Dawkins, after having been diagnosed with ovarian cancer in early May, came to her sister’s home in Los Altos for treatment at Stanford Hospital […]

Beloved mother, longtime Claremonter, loved music and art Diana Denise Manny died May 10 at the age of 47. Diana was born in San Gabriel on February 3, 1974. She […]

James (Jim) Ralph Laird died peacefully at home in Claremont at the age of 88 on Sunday, June 6. Everyone who knew Jim knew to take a moment … or […]

Longtime Claremont resident, volunteer, was 106 years old Ruth Elizabeth Pitt, a resident of Claremont since 1967, died peacefully at home on June 5 at the age of 106. Ruth […]

Beloved grandmother, prolific artist, adventurous, creative ‘yes’ girl Margaret “Margy” Gates, the only child of Ruth and Bill Crawford, died May 30 at the age of 89. Born two months […]

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Beloved grandmother, devoted friend, traveler, ebullient, enthusiastic entertainer Longtime Claremont Resident Judith Ann (Judy) Carrington, 79, died peacefully, with her family by her side, on February 8 at Claremont Manor. […]

Grandmother, former Scripps College dean of faculty, professor, lover of literature Anne Fuller died in the morning hours of May 22 at the age of 89. She is survived by […]

Husband, father, grandfather, minister and community leader Rev. Barrie Gray died peacefully with members of his family and hospice support present in Claremont on May 17, after a lengthy health […]

Loving husband, father, son, friend, doctor and teacher David Shofler, 40, died suddenly during May. A polymath with a quick wit and dry sense of humor, Dave will be sorely […]

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Kind, gregarious, dedicated father who believed in second chances Chris Rhoades, a longtime Claremont resident, died in Rancho Cucamonga on the week of May 10, 2021, at the age of […]

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A long life devoted to family and friends Laura Nancy (Bassett) Emerson, 98, died April 23 at home in Mt. San Antonio Gardens in Claremont. Born to Ray and Laura […]

Professor emeritus, storyteller, inspirational educator, devoted family man Leonhard McLain Myers, a resident of Claremont for the last 57 years, died February 24 at his family home. He was 90 […]

Grandfather, bicycling enthusiast, traveler, worldly extrovert Oris V. Barber, age 86, died peacefully on May 5 following a stroke. His friends knew him best as the “crazy guy on a […]

Beloved son, lawyer, sports fan, Claremont High grad Garett Patrick Talve Hill, JD, 29, died Sunday, May 2 while watching the Angels game at home in Santa Monica. Garett had […]

Longtime Pomona College professor, passionate urban explorer, historic preservationist Longtime Pomona College sociology professor, railroad enthusiast, and lifelong Claremont booster Bob Herman died on April 9 of complications following a […]