In Remembrance

Gone, But Never Forgotten
We’ve lost many of our classmates over the years - below are pictures of our friends who have passed on.   Information is sometimes hard to obtain so if you have additional details, would like to post a memory about our classmate, or are aware of any errors/omissions on this page, please send us an e-mail at 

Susan (Pearson) Hasbrouch - January 29, 2021

It is with great sadness and love that we mourn the loss of Susan Pearson Hasbrouck on January 29, 2021 from the Covid virus. She will be missed by many loving family members and friends but is at peace forever now.  The Hasbrouoch Family 

Classmate Memories of Susan:

"This is so sad. She was in some of my classes and we spoke with each other quite often." ~  Joe Munday

"I’m so terribly sad. She was a lovely girl. May she Rest In Peace. Love to her family." ~ Donna DiGiovanni Camera  (SC’63)

"She is so beautifu " ~ Walter Albertsen

"Oh I'm so very sorry. I knew her well. She was a kind soul" ~ Sue Kjeldsen

Edward Mitchell - December 21, 2020

Our classmate Durward Brandis narrated a heartfelt tribute to Ed Mitchell.  
Please take a few minutes to watch Durward's touching video memory of his friend.

Tribute to Ed Mitchell

Classmate Memories of Ed:
"Friendships don't get any tighter than what Eddie and I had over a 60-year span. Our own brand of zany humor transported us to another universe, tears rolling down our cheeks (not infrequently prompting those around us to move to safe ground). Never did I cry so much from joy. But there was the serious side of the relationship as well--politics, religion, family, literature, academics, sports, music, you name it--passionate and unabridged as could be. Yet it was as a "team player" that he shined brightest--devoted to his friends, devoted to the welfare of others...and, back in the day, devoted to the high school he loved, led, and inspired. As the years passed, Ed evolved into a man for all seasons, a Renaissance man: voracious reader (book stores a nirvana for him), inveterate world traveler (cultural diversity, international cuisine, and fine wines as treasured pleasures), consummate San Francisco aficionado, and so much more. From Ed's condo atop Russian Hill, sitting on the window seat he could view the Golden Gate Bridge, fog slowly moving in. And as his health went downhill, Ed spent a good amount of time gazing out at the spectacular view--body relaxed, spirits lifted. He would often say to me, "Al, I'm so lucky!"  ~ Alan Ellis

"Horrible news. Very sad.  I remember him as a kind and gentle person."  ~ Phyllis (Rogers) Moore

"I will never forget being in Mr. Jackson's History class when the announcement came over the loud-speaker of Kennedy's death. Ed left for church immediately. He will always hold a special place in my heart." ~ Louise (Andrews) Harmon   

"I have such fond memories of Ed and I’m so sorry to hear this sad news. My thoughts and prayers to him and his family" ~ Shelley (Althouse) Oberholser

"He made a positive impression for all of us who came in contact with him. He was one of my only bright spots in high school." ~Sheron (Hart) Morris

"Ed is such a nice person. I am so sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family." ~ Laurie (Edmonds) Johnson

"Ed always treated everyone with kindness!" ~ Larry Benevento

"The image of Ed in the photo you sent along looks just like Ed as I remember him: Genuine, giving, honest." ~ Robert Enger

"How very sad. Ed was a good friend since we were little folk on Fairmont Ave. He always had extra brains, wit, and promise. May our paths cross in heaven" ~ Pat Plant

"Ed, Jeff and Sally Mitchell were my next door neighbors growing up on Fairmont Ave. Always had fun in their circular Doughboy Pool in their backyard, raising chickens or pigeons (can't remember which) in a shed in their deep back yard and playing catch. Sally was my pretend redheaded older sister whenever we went shopping. Great memories of a great family. RIP" ~ Rick Devenney SC’71)

"Very sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. I spent many hours with Jeff and his siblings Ed and Sally. Fun family. Prayers" ~ Michael Neily (SC’63)

"Ed was in my Cub Scouts Den in 1957. Good guy. RIP" ~ James Kilburg (SC’66)

"I am saddened! Ed was always kind to everyone!" ~ Larry Benevento

“Ed was such a warm friendly and caring guy who we all loved! Our thoughts and prayers are with his family!” ~ Lynn (Walker) North

“Cub scout meetings at Ed’s house when his dad was Cub-master were always special and always fun. Ed was one of the smartest people I ever knew. His passing is a real loss.” ~ James Cost

“Very sad. I remember Ed. May he Rest In Peace.”  ~  Jeanne (Anderson) Chisum (SC’68)

"I wanted to add my condolences to the many in Ed Mitchell's passing. I didn't know Ed until my arrival at SCHS in our Junior year, but it didn't take long to understand that Ed Mitchell was one of the most talented, smartest, fun loving, laid back, individuals at San Carlos, and yet so energetic and capable as well. All of these things made him the ideal leader that he was. As life would have it, he ended up in San Francisco (my birth place) and I ended up in so many other places, but getting your e-mail of Ed's death and seeing his picture made me realize that I missed out on getting to know a great person a lot better.
Please pass on my my thoughts and prayers to Ed's family and friends." ~ Ed Gallagher

"have fond memories of Ed at Tierra Linda and at San Carlos High. Loved his zany humor and quick wit. Very sad to hear of his passing to soon." ~ Dianna Smith

James Baker - July 26, 2020

Classmate Memories of James:

"Jim and I shared the same Yugoslavian background (his Mom and my Dad) and that was the source of many years of teasing and jokes. His Mom and Grandmother were close family friends. Jimmy was like a cousin. So sorry to hear of his passing....such a great guy." ~ Pam (Patrich) Tremmel

"We had lockers close together ' I remember he had a great sense of humor' my condolences to his family RIP" ~ Dorie (Pride) Stonebreaker

"Jim was a wonderful guy – a gentle soul to be sure.  I have a number of memories of Jim, but my most vivid occurred one Saturday morning during our senior year.  Jim had been after me to take him surfing, which several of us did virtually every weekend.  Jim rented a board for the day and we added it to the other five on top of Ron Woolsey’s huge Oldsmobile and we’re off flying down the Bayshore when Jim, riding shotgun, turns to me and as casually as could be softly says ‘ there go the boards’.  I turn around and six surfboards are flying in the air, cars careening all directions, following by boards exploding as they hit the pavement.  Jim’s rented board,  found under a stopped car whose driver was ripping us with seemingly unlimited expletives, had a vast amount road debris ground into the fiberglass – no surprise Jim now owned the board and we never made the beach that day.  Jim was also fond of pointing out his uncanny resemblance to one David Marks who was the original rhythm guitar player for the Beach Boys – Marks is the second from the left on the Surfer Girl album cover you can access with this link.  Great guy and a good friend." ~ Steve Sutherland

Shelden Simons - July 8, 2020

We are saddened to hear that our ‘65 Classmate, Shelden Simons, has passed away on July 8, 2020.  Shelden lived in the Philippines, with his wife Lorna, and she  provided these details about his passing in a message to our class: “It is very painful on my part to loose a very loving husband whom I loved very much for 15 years. Until now I still could not accept that he was gone. The cause of his death was very low sugar. I was not at home when his sugar went very low to number 3 only. That is why his brain collapse and he has a heart attack and stroke.  He was brought to the hospital by my neighbor. My neighbor called the ambulance. He was comatose for 3 days and recovered after that. The problem is he was infected of covid virus in the hospital. He only lasted for 14 days in the hospital but the hospital bill was very high. Shelden was admitted in the hospital June 23 but he died July 8.  I suspected that because he was infected of covid in the hospital his body give up. He was intubated and complications of kidney arose."

Classmate Memories of Shelden:

"That is so sad. I know he was so happy with Lorna. RIP Sheldon" ~ Ruth (Pellizzer) Swanson

Robert Bussell - April 10, 2020

Classmate Memories of Robert:

"My lifetime friend Robert Dean Bussell (Bob Bussell) left us on 4-10-20. We grew up together in Emerald Hills RC, and attended Mt Carmel Catholic School in RC. Moving on we attended San Carlos HS. Both of us served in Vietnam, we are Brothers. Too many stories to share here right now. Just wanted to pass on info to friends on here that remember Bob.
A Zoom memorial is planned, and I will send info out for those who would value it." ~ Steve Hazelton

"So sad to hear this. Bob was a great guy. Peace to you and his family" ~ Pam (Patrich) Tremmel

"Sorry to hear about Bob. He was a fun guy in HS, always liked him. Did not know he went to ‘Nam. Best wishes for you and Bob’s family." ~James Cost

"Rest in Peace Vietnam brother in arms." ~ Dave Cranfield 

Judy Einzig - March 18, 2020

Classmate Memories of Judy:

“Saddened learn just now via FB that one of my childhood friends has passed away. JUDY EINZIG was a member of the San Carlos High School class of 1965. Judy live 3 doors down from me on St. Francis Way in San Carlos. She was a fun girl and her mom was a kick. I called her mom “sarge” because she was tough like an army drill instructor and took crap from no one. She always had my number but was still so nice to me. Judy and I stayed close on FB encouraging each other on our respective causes. She never married and lived alone in San Francisco. She was found unconscious at home and later died in ICU. A sad departure for such a smart outgoing person. Here is her HS graduation picture which is how I’ll always remember her. Rest in peace with your mom.”  ~ James Cost

"I do remember her well as a sweet and kind person." ~ Lynn (Rasey) Weitzenberg 

"That makes me so sad. I remember talking to her at one of our reunions. I always thought she was one of the smartest girls in our class." ~ Ruth (Pellizzer) Swanson

"Corky, that was a lovely tribute to a terrific lady. Judy was the sweetest! What a very sad loss. My deepest condolences to her family and her friends." ~ Shelley (Althouse) Oberholser

"I'm in tears. I just called her. Friends since Central School in the 5th grade." ~ Kathy (Casey) Pacheco

"I’m so sorry to hear! Judy lived life with passion and purpose. Gone way too soon." ~ Robin (Rae) MacRae

"She and I were good friends ' she has a sister named Barbara ' I was so maddened to read this' I didn't know she was ill' incredibly smart & a true feminist' I will miss her 'RIP" ~ Dorie (Pride) Stonebreaker

"She was a lovely smart committed to change and helping others kind of woman. Very very sad to read this news. May she rest in peace" ~ Lisa Wenner

"So sad to hear. She was so friendly to everyone and always seemed happy." ~ Gary Kenney

"She was always so friendly and kind to me. I was sad to hear of her passing" ~ Diane (Arieta) Gibbons

"Always liked Judy so much. Had some interesting conversations with her at a couple of the reunions. She marched to the beat of her own drum. Very smart lady. Rest In Peace." ~ Sallie (Reiter) Thomas

"Oh this is so sad. May Judy rest in peace. She will be missed." ~ Laueir (Edmonds) Johnson

"Sad. She was a kind and generous friend. May she Rest In Peace." ~ Kathy (Sullivan) Bringhurst

"Judy and I became friends at SCHS and remained close until her untimely death. One vivid high school memory is of us creating a modern dance routine for PE class set to “Meadowland”, a Russian anthem.  Judy’s mother was a force of nature. She befriended me while my mom suffered from terminal cancer during my high school years. I always felt welcome at their home.  Judy was politically active and was articulate and analytical. Recently she had become deeply involved with Judaism. She was passionate about becoming a vegan. She will be missed." ~ Barbara Bennett

Steve Carnevale - June 16, 2019

Classmate Memories of Steve:
"Steve grew up around the corner from me on Geneva Ave in San Carlos, and over the years we enjoyed many fun times playing on the street in our neighborhood with other '65 SC classmates: Alan Ellis, Jim Alaura, Dave Oberg and others .  Steve was active in sports and did especially well on our high school varsity gymnastics team.  He will be missed. " ~ Gary Lindberg  

"So sorry to hear about Steve. He was a good friend and we shared a lot of classes together including PE.  He will surely be missed." ~ Joe Munday

"I’m so sorry to hear the sad news. We had a couple of classes together, and I think it speaks to what a great guy he was that I can’t remember what either class was, but I have fond memories of him. My deepest condolences to his family and friends." ~ Shelley (Althouse) Oberholser

"One of the neighborhood kids I knew most of my life. Always a fun guy. Had coffee with him a few years back to reminisce. He looked great. I will cherish the memories." ~ James Cost

"I'm saddened to hear this.   I knew Steve from gymnastics of course.  He was a very humble guy, soft spoken and serious.  I remember that he and his brother (I think it was Dave?)   were FANTASTIC water skier.   I'm talking world class.   Again, very humble when complimented. My deepest sympathies go out to his family and loved ones". ~ Cliff Castle 

"I'm sorry to hear about Steve's passing. He lived right around the block from me on Geneva. I lived on Chestnut Street. We used to play together alot in the fifth and sixth grade.  Am I correct in thinking he became a school teacher? I have many happy memories of playing " army men " with Steve as a kids. He was a really funny guy! He had a great sense of humor and was always fun to hang around with."  ~ Steve Sanders

"I’m sorry to hear. Steve was a very nice guy in high school." ~ Claudette Bergman

"He told Jim Buckley and me about his brother getting killed in Vietnam. It freaked Jimmy and me out so much we joined the Air Force the next day." ~ Larry Medina

"A good guy. We were classmates through much of elementary school." ~ Julia Frisch (SC'64)

"Secret gorgeous! Saddened by his passing." ~ Kathy (Sullivan) Bringhurst

"I remember him well. He was on the team with Billy Tungate and Bob Hammond :(((( sad to hear. He was in the locker room after school while the varsity baseball had practice each day too." 

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"So sorry to hear this. Gone way too heart and thoughts go out to his family in this difficult time. I have so many great memories of the Carnevale family. It's so sad" ~ Pam Bradley (SC'64)

Anita (Cecil) Locke - June 5, 2019


Classmate Memories of Anita:

“Anita's passing is very hard on me.  We have been communicating on a regular basis over the past nine years as she helped me with ideas for our class website and other SC High projects.  She became a close friend to both my wife and me, always sensitive, kind, and generous with her words and actions.   Anita was a proficient webmaster, with vast technical knowledge and a high degree of professionalism.   She built websites for events hosted by her community, various other public services and private businesses.  Anita transferred to San Carlos High from Carlmont in our Junior year, and she always expressed her love for our 'beautiful hilltop school'.  In 2011 she helped narrate one of the first videos we made for our class, "Walking Up Melendy", which you can find on this site’s Classmate Memories page.  Thank you Anita, for everything, you will be missed . . .”     ~ Gary Lindberg

“So sorry to hear of her passing. I remember her as a lovely person.”   ~ Lisa Wenner

“OMG. It's been over a year since we last spoke. She was a dear friend in high school, and it was wonderful to reconnect via this site and hear again her lovely voice and humor. She was a talented writer along with her many other gifts. I am very sad to learn of her passing. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I do have one vivid memory, and I don't think she would mind me telling. We got very drunk on rum, which I'm sure we stole from her parents' stock after they went to bed, and the last thing I remembered was holding my nose and gulping. We awoke on the floor covered in our vomit. That was my first drink ever. We obviously didn't know what we were doing and were fortunate to survive it. I never drank rum again. Thank you Anita for being you. I loved you.”   ~ Judith (Price) Green

“Anita and I dated a few times and we always had fun. She was easy to talk to and had a great sense of humor. Why she dated a hood like me was always a mystery.”   ~ James Cost

Brent Bosin - March 27, 2019

Classmate Memories of Brent:

"What sad news.  I always thought Brent was such a terrific guy.  My deepest condolences to his family and friends"

~ Shelley (Althouse) Oberholser

Paul Cervenka - December 23, 2018

Classmate Memories of Paul:

"I remember Paul from school, we used to hang out, he was a good friend of Johnny Grecio. I am saddened by this news, but hope that he and Johnny will reunite and be cruiseng the heavens together!"   Fondly, Judi (Vignali) Lockhart  

“So sad to hear this. I just spoke with Paul downtown RWC, not so long ago, Life is so unpredictable” ~ Terry Kurtz

“What a sad loss. My deepest condolences go to his family and friends” ~ Shelley (Althouse) Oberholser

"Sad to hear this" ~ Dennis Park

“So sad to lose another classmate. I would occasionally see Paul at the grocery store. RIP Paul” ~ Ruth (Pellizzer) Swanson

“I would see him all the time in redwood city.” ~ Larry Medina

“I am sad to hear this. Rest in Peace Paul.” ~ Gary Kenney

"Saddened by the loss of one of my old friends x husband Paul Cervenka. I met Paul when my friend Sharon and I would cruise El Camino every Friday night and stop in at the A&W. Paul Would come over to her side of the car and talk with her and his friend then Gerry Wills would come over to my side of the car and try to talk to me and ask me out and stuff. I said no for year. So to make a long story short Paul and Sharon and Gerry and I went around for years together till we were about 35 years old and soon parted our own ways. Except for Sharon and I have still kept that friendship even until two weeks ago when she came to see me in Reno. RIP Paul Cervenka." ~ Jackie Martin-Reed

Nancy (Zimmerman) Pietrzykowski - July 15, 2018

Classmate Memories of Nancy:

“I remember when Nancy’s dad picked up a bunch of us girls, put all of us in the back of his truck and took us to the beach. We had a ball (of course these days you can’t ride in the back of a truck - talk about getting a ticket).

I also remember the beautiful sewing done by Nancy, her mom and grandma. They even made me some clothes which I loved.

Going back in my old photos there was a party that Nancy had September 5, 1964. It was such a good time. It included a few classmates and we danced the night away - Nancy and I loved to party and dance. 

December 18, 1964 was the Christmas Ball and we celebrated my birthday that evening even though I had a broken arm. Nancy was a great help to me that evening.  Then April 10, 1965 was the Senior Ball at the San Mateo Elks Club .  Wayne and  I double dated which Nancy and her date Richard,  Everyone looked wonderful.  And on June 18, 1965 we celebrated graduation and grad night. 

     A lot of wonderful memories from our high school days.

     Nancy, may you rest in peace”. ~ Laurie (Edmonds) Johnson

"Sad at her loss. She was a good friend. I had gotten back in touch with her the last couple of years and though she was experiencing health issues she was always upbeat, just as she was when we were in school." ~ Jim Tubb

"What a sad loss. I remember her as such a truly kind person with a great giggle. My deepest condolences to her family and friends" ~ Shelly (Althouse) Oberholser

"To her family, 'may God give you peace'. She is in a better place." ~ Sandie Krutman

Tim Nill - May 28, 2018
Classmate Memories of Tim:
"Tim and I became friends in the 7th grade, we both had a passion for classic cars.  In high school Tim bought a 1931 Lincoln LaBaron which was a total basket case.  It took many years but Tim restored that car to like new condition.  I enjoyed Tim's friendship and I will miss him" ~  Paul Schumacher

Sally (Zieminski) Askevold - May 23, 2018
Classmate Memories of Sally:
"She led a wonderful life!" ~ James Cost

"It was difficult to call Gary with this information about an old close friend who was such a sweetheart .....owed her a long overdue "check-in" phone call and was reminded in a very difficult way to always return a phone call and stay in touch with old friends and just never know......May she Rest in Peace.."  ~ Candy Peterson-Hofer

“I’m heartbroken to hear this sad news. The Zieminskis were our next door neighbors in Emerald Hills, and Sally was our favorite babysitter. Sister Joan and I were in SC class of ‘70. Sister Annie and my sister Joan were in class of ‘71. We spent many happy times in each other’s homes and yards as children. Hugs to the family.”    ~ Barbara Clark McCandless (SC'70)

Joe Faubion - March 13, 2018
A service for Joe will take place at Alta Mesa next Friday March 23 at 11:30am. 695 Arastradero Rd. Palo Alto,  Ca
Classmate Memories of Joe:
"This is sad" ~ Dave Cranfield

"I am sad too. It seemed so sudden. Barbara, if you see this, how can we honor Joe? Any specific charity he would have liked to receive donations?" ~ Louise (Andrews) Harmon

"I will miss Joe’s posts. He was a fun guy to be with in high school and lived an interesting life." ~ James Cost

"I'm so saddened by this news - Joe & I had a fabulous conversation at the reunion - and kept in touch by email afterwards - I will miss our correspondence & miss his spirit RIP Joe. 💛 Barbara thank you for taking care of him & being by his side" ~ Dorie (Pride) Stonebreaker." ~ Dorie (Pride) Stonebreaker

"I wish I had seen Joe more often. He came to my birthday party last year and it was so good to see him. I, too, enjoyed his posts. He will be missed. Thank you to Barbara for being with Joe." 
~ Ruth (Pellizzer) Swanson

"I am so saddened by this. Joe was such a good man. I will miss him at the Iron Gate dancing the night away. He will be watching down now on all of us. Thank you so much Barbara for looking me up this evening at Banjos. It was such a pleasure to meet the family. May Joe Rest In Peace now." ~ Laurie (Edmonds) Johnson

"After transferring to San Carlos from Woodside, I was fortunate enough to meet Joe in our Spanish class, I'm not sure that we learned a lot, but Joe turned out to be one of my first friends at SC. I will remember him as a great guy with a great sense of humor." ~ Ed Gallagher

"My prayers and thoughts are with Joe and his family. God bless his life and grace he gave to all how knew Joe." ~ Alan Nix

"Sorry to hear about Joe. I remember him well.  A great sense of humor." ~ Dave Bishop

Bob Montgomery - September 20, 2017
Classmate Memories of Bob:
"What a sad loss. I had a couple of classes with Bob over the years, and he was such a terrific guy. My deepest condolences to Janie, his family, and friends" ~ Shelley Althouse Oberholser

"Dear Janie, I am so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He was such a great guy in high school, I always liked him. I was very happy you two married. I got to meet one of your sons in the 1990s and was impressed. I wish you the peace of God and that you are comforted by the wonderful memories of Bob and of all the people who loved him." ~ Corky Cost

"Janie, Always together in this life and the next. Wishing you love,support and comfort in the days ahead.  I had hoped to see you two at the 50th reunion…..Peace" ~ Claudette Bergman


"Dear Janie, Such a beautiful love story the two of you wrote. My heart goes out to you and your family" ~  Pam (Patrick) Tremmel

"When we were at he St Mathias teen club we best friends. Since I was the first to drive we double dated with Janie and Linda through out our teens. Lots of great memories." ~ Steve Hazelton

"I remember when Bob and Janie started dating and heard about those double dates. I never knew Bob well but saw a lifetime love and marriage between him and Janie. God bless him and Janie and their family." ~Julie Triano

Robert Zunino - September 16, 2017
Classmate Memories of Robert:
"I am sad to announce that my dear friend and fellow SCHS alumni Bob Zunino passed on September 16, 2017 in Calaveras county. RIP Bob" ~ Robert's friend Tom Vannucci  

"I called Bob , the Italian stallion!  He was so good looking and had a little bit of the bad boy steak!  Girls loved him ! So it only made sense to be his friend , so I could meet girls! He and I used to drive our teachers crazy by joking around in class! I have fond memories of Bob and hope he had a good life!  ~ Larry Benevento

"I think every girl in our class had a secret crush on Bob Zunino. He had that edgy aura of "a bad boy" (don't tell Miss Johnson I said "that word"). He was our version of The Fonz...Rest in peace Bob" ~ Pam (Patrich) Tremmel

"Bob was the handsome bad boy all the girls wanted to date. He drove a green convertible MGB TR4. When we graduated we hung out together belonging with group of kids that called ourselves the RMSSA. The red mountain ski and sex association or red mountain snow skiing (for our parents). Oh, we were young. He was our Jean-Claude Killy, that boy could ski, that was were his heart was.  Hung out with friends at San Jose state and at his parents cabin in Miwok. Hope your life was filled with joy and happiness." ~ Kellie (Keeler) Mattson

Peter Jordan - July 23, 2017
Classmate Memories of Peter:
"After graduating from San Carlos High, Pete attended College of San Mateo for three years, and then transferred to Stanford. He graduated in 1970 with a degree in History. After spending time in the US Army Reserves, Pete attended pharmacy school at UCSF, and became a pharmacist. He worked at Stanford Hospital for over 30 years before retiring in about 2007 when Alzheimer's was first diagnosed. He died July 23, 2017 at the age of 70.  He is survived by his wife, two sons & daughters-in-law, four grandchildren, and five siblings. He enjoyed world travel, Stanford sports, tennis, the beach, a good glass of wine, a good margarita, and, most of all, his family.  Pete Jordan's memorial service will be held on Friday, September 1, 2017 at the Church of the Epiphany in San Carlos, 10:00 am."  ~ Herb Perry (friend of Peter)

David Faussone - April 10, 2017
Classmate Memories of David:
"It is with great sadness that I post this message. Our brother, David Faussone, my oldest friend, and my co-worker of more than 25 years, past away today. I already miss him. We attended high school together and have been friends for more than 50 years. During that time, we have laughed often, raised families, and enjoyed many adventures together. Too soon he left to travel beyond where we can see, but it's all about the journey forever riding free. Rest in Peace my friend..." ~ Gary Kenney

"At every reunion event I have attended over years , Dave always made it a point to come over and say "hi" . Sorry to hear of his passing . I just remember his great dry sense of humor"  ~ Steven Sanders

"Great guy. He will be missed. By his Facebook posting you could tell he was a great family man who loved his family very much."  ~ Joe Faubion
"David has been in my heart since hearing the news. David was always friendly to all and made you feel good. Thank you David for making us feel we were all your friend." ~ Kellie (Keeler) Mattson
"I sat in front of Dave in Drafting class my sophomore year.  I think Gary sat to Dave’s left.  They were always talking. 
Later he got me a job working with him a Pizza Pete’s on El Camino Real in San Carlos.  My first job.  He helped me deal with the pressure of working in a restaurant.  He was a very energetic and kind person.   I am sorry he has left us." ~  Joel Fritsche
"It was wonderful seeing Dave at our 50th reunion just a year and a half ago. Same vibrant, humorous, likable and warm guy as he was 52 years ago. Rest in peace old friend." ~ Dave Cranfield

John Rehbock - February 4, 2017
Classmate Memories of John:
"I do remember John.  I thought he was a quiet and gentle guy." ~ Sally (Zieminski) Askevoid
"Sincere condolences to John's loved ones on his passing.  RIP John." ~ Simone Best

"I am very sad to hear of John's passing.  He invited me to a school dance in our sophomore year which was actually my first 'date' in high school.  His Dad drove us and picked us up.  He was a very nice, sweet and handsome young man and I have never forgotten him.  My condolences to his loved ones." 
~ Beatrice (Neff) Trautman

"I met John in our sophomore year and we became and remained close friends until his passing.  John was an intellectual, an artist and a true gentleman." ~ Paul Schumacher 

CaroLyn Johnson - November 24, 2016
Classmate Memories of CaroLyn:
"So sorry to hear, she was my neighbor at the other end of Chestnut St. in identical house to ours with flat top roof, I'm sure she's dancing in heaven out of her wheel chair, rest in peace..." ~ Bette Galvin-Cates

"Carolyn and I go all the way back to White Oaks School. Friends all through school. Became FB friends last year and enjoyed her and her rescue animals. She revealed that she had a crush on me in elementary school & used to walk by my house on St Francis Way hoping to see me. What a sweetie. I hope she's at peace and surrounded by her animals." ~ James Cost

"She live down the block on Chestnut from me in High School and used to hang out with her. For some reason, I became friends with her and quite a few others ( Karen Williams) who went to the Mormon Church (not my spiritual path!) She had quite a life after this, but returned to it later in her life. I'll always see and hear her wonderful laugh!" ~ Kathy (Casey) Pacheco

"She was friendly and animated and wonderful to talk with at our reunion. I loved her tales about her rescue animals. A lovely woman. Condolences to her family..". ~ Lisa Wenner

"CaroLyn Johnson a special soul with a smile and big heart. She found delight in others, loved Gary and definitely her animals. I know she will be missed." ~ Sue Magruder

"Carolyn and I have been close friends since we were 12 years old. We've stayed in each other's lives even after she moved to Utah, with occasional visits. I am so shocked.....even though she has had some serious health issues she was dealing with, she looked and sounded her usual bubbly self when she was here for the reunion. She is once again reunited with her precious Jenny. I will miss you dear friend" ~ Teresa Gill

"Very sorry to hear of Carolyn's passing.  I was seated next to her at the 50th Reunion.  She had great stories of their animal sanctuary.  She will be dearly missed.  My thoughts to her family." ~ Joani (Whitmore) Sawyer

"Like Betty Galvin , I also grew up on Chestnut Street and the Johnsons were my neighbors. I spoke with Carolyn at the 50th Reunion and I must admit it took me awhile to recognize her , having not seen her in all those many years . She was as sharp as ever and immediately knew who I was and brought me up to date on her life in Utah with the rescued animals . In spite of her obvious health issues , she genuinely seemed to be enjoying herself . What I recall most about Carolyn was her great and distinct laugh . My late brother Bruce , class of '69 , and I used to play with Carolyn's younger brother Robert almost every day growing up . I spent many hours hanging out between our two houses , having water fights and making model airplanes . I remember Carolyn had an older brother named Johnny , who we all thought was really cool , and of course , to me , they all seemed so tall ! My sympathies to Carolyn's family , you have lost a very gentle soul" ~ Steve Sanders 

"Do you remember Ruthie Kidder, didn't we have a slumber party at her house and watch Psycho? I remember her smile and laugh too and it was so wonderful visiting with her at the reunion." ~ Julie Triano

"Carolyn was a wonderful and warm person. Her first husband was my brother-in- laws brother. Our whole family loved her. We are all sad to here of her passing but know she has earned her spot in a better place!" ~ Joe Faubion

"What very sad news. I remembered her so well from HS. At that time, her dream was to be a shoe designer, and she used to draw the most beautiful pics of her designs. She had a great laugh and was one of those kids that made you feel special for knowing her. It was great to see her again at the reunion. We ran into each other in the Ladies Room, (I know, but it happens) and ended up having a 45 minute conversation. Other women would walk in and join us in the conversation. What an amazing life she had! My condolences to her family and friends" ~ Shelley (Althouse) Oberholser

Paul Martin - October 13, 2016
Thank you for having sent San Carlos High information to my brother Paul Martin throughout the years, but I am sorry to say that Paul passed away in October of 2016, after a brave battle against pancreatic cancer.

Our family left Redwood City in August of 1965. To my understanding Paul was not in touch with his classmates from that time, though he always had great memories of San Carlos, and kept track of the school from afar, and was sorry he was not able to go to college in the area. Paul graduated from Arizona State University in 1970, and worked in a number of areas during his life — education, tennis, and retail — before becoming a paralegal for the Maricopa County Prosecutors Office, from where he retired.

His kindness, generosity, and unwavering sense of curiosity are greatly missed. 


Steven Martin
Classmate Memories of Paul:

“I didn’t know Paul, but this lovely tribute to him makes me wish I had. My deepest condolences to his family and friends”. ~ Shelly (Althouse) Oberholser

"So sorry to lose another classmate.  God bless" ~ Sharon (Scharetz) Wells

"Sorry to hear Paul passed on" ~ Joani (Whitmore) Sawyer

Sheila Carr - August 17, 2016 
Classmate Memories of Sheila:
"Just wanted to let you know, my sister Sheila L. Carr passed away on August 17, 2016. I had been taking care of  both her and my Dad. They passed within three weeks of each other. Dad had a good life and was 98!!! I was class of 67’ and remember those days well." ~ Margene (Carr) Sinclair (SC'67)

"I remember her well. She was quiet, thoughtful, and very kind. She was also very darling. I remember her walk too.~ Judith (Price) Green

"Sheila was a wonderful person. Thoughts to her family" ~ Joani (Whitmore) Sawyer

"She was such a nice person. Always enjoyed talking to her."  ~ James Cost

Steve Wipfler - February 19, 2016
Ruth (Pellizzer) Swanson received a note from Steve's wife Patty that Steve had passed away from lung cancer in February 2016.
Classmate Memories of Steve:
"Steve was always friendly and had a smile for everyone!" ~ Larry Benevento

Cheryl (Morsette) Peterson - February 14, 2016

Classmate Memories of Cheryl:
"Cheryl and Fred were such good friends and I have fond memories of them both.  In our younger years we would party together at their place in Half Moon Bay, then later Foster City.  And they always attended our annual January party here in Redwood City.  Fred passed some years ago, but Cheryl and I always remained close. She will be missed."
~ Laurie (Edmonds) Johnson

Richard Cook - November 7, 2015

Craig Larson - October 5, 2015
Classmate Memories of Craig:

"I remember during high school Craig worked at the original Henry's Hamburgers in San Carlos. 15 cent burgers with a hole in the middle of the patty. RIP old friend." ~ Dave Cranfield

"I'm so sorry to hear of this loss. He was such a sweet guy and a good buddy. Rest in peace, Craig"  ~ Shelley (AlthouseOberholser

"He was a great guy funny very open & natural"  ~ Dorie (Pride) Stonebreaker

"He was such a SWEET guy. He made dinner for me once. It was a date I will always remember. He was a very good chef."

 ~ CaroLyn Johnson

Janalee (Farmer) Evans - October 5, 2015

Ray Johnson - September 20, 2015
Classmate Memories of Ray:
Ray and I were close friends in high school. Along with John Calkins, we were the three musketeers. I was lucky to have visited with Ray a couple of months ago. My condolences to Ray's family. I will fondly remember him. Later my friend... ~ Gary Kenney

Very sorry to hear of Ray's passing. He and I were San Carlos High School chums in the last century. We were on the swimming team together back then and I played soccer with his older and late brother Bruce. Not to mention some memorable teenage antics. At that time Ray lived on Madera Avenue in San Carlos and I was one street away on Pine Avenue. Was really looking forward to seeing him at our 50th high school reunion in the bay area next month. Those of us attending will remember our friend Ray.
~ Dave Cranfield

Mark Alpen - October 13, 2014

A message from Mark's daughter, Erin (Alpen) Stensler:

   "We are still not quite sure what happened, but in the early evening on Saturday Oct 4, he was riding south home to Escondido when he lost control of his motorcycle. We don't know if the chain broke (causing loss of control), or if someone clipped him, or if he was cut off and had to brake suddenly, or what. He slid across 5 lanes of traffic into a concrete barrier and flew off the bike. His physical injuries were severe but not unrecoverable; he always wore a highly reflective suit of riding armor and a full helmet. Unfortunately he hit the barrier and highway so hard that even his helmet could not fully protect him, and he had much diffuse bruising in his brain as well as a large bruise on his brain stem, which would have prevented him from breathing on his own and regaining much (if any) cognitive function. He was unconscious when EMTs arrived and remained in a coma until we disconnected life support on Monday, Oct 13.

   He served in the Army in Vietnam in 1967-69 and married my mother in 1969, his high school sweetheart; I have a younger sister, Kerry. My parents divorced in 1994 and he had been with his partner Ellen since then, though they never married. Ellen has three grandkids that he considers his own, as well as my two girls (my sister has no children yet). He was a carpenter and engineer for most of his life; for the last 8-10 years he has owned his own woodworking business, M&E Fine Woodworking. He was a member of the WetLeather motorcycle group, an online group; motorcycles and sailing were his other passions (besides woodworking). He was gregarious, outgoing, and whip-smart, and always willing to lend ideas or help someone learn.

   My daughter Hannah saw a rainbow this afternoon and attributed it to Pop-pop. I'd like to think she's right.  Go well, Daddy. I love you, always." ~ Erin and Brian Stensler 

Mark's death was initially incorrectly reported in the 10/10/14 blog Mark was an avid motorcycle enthusiast, and one of his trips into Baja Mexico in 2008 was documented in the blogs of H Marc Lewis and Phil Kopp.  Read all about this adventure at these links:  H Marc Lewis,  Phil Kopp
Classmate Memories of Mark:
"He was a great friend I will never forget." ~ Ron Healy

Candice (Garcia) Kunz - August 13, 2014
We are deeply saddened to learn that our '65 classmate Candice (Garcia) Kunz  has passed away.  This information became available in the process of conducting our attendance survey for next year's 50th Reunion.  Our survey letter to Candice was returned, and in calling her to get an updated address, Candice's husband Craig gave us the bad news that Candice lost a two and a half year long battle with cancer and had passed away on August 13, 2014.  A private celebration of Candice's life is planned.
Classmate Memories of Candice: 

“Candy was a sweetheart and a person I will remember who had an ever present smile and vibrant personality.  She lived on Eaton Avenue, so I didn't know her during elementary school, nor do I remember her attending Tierra Linda for 7th and 8th grades.  We had freshman English in the same class (Mrs. Eberling?).  Candy helped me get through The Merchant of Venice by teaching me to simplify Shakespeare's writing by reading only the first syllable of The Kings English words for easier interpretation.  When my then girlfriend's father was killed in an airline crash in 1964, it was Candy who sought me out after a class to break the news to me, hold my hand and escort me to the admin office so I could leave school that day.  Throughout high school, when we passed in the halls or the courtyard I would wave to her and she always returned the greeting with a wink and a broad grin.  At a class reunion some time back, Candy was conversing with a group of alum's when she noticed me and gave me that wink and a grin again.  A few minutes later she planted a kiss on my lips and gave me the warmest hug I had in years.  Anyone remember her white 1964 Mustang?  She was the very first Mustang Sally. Rest in peace, dear friend. “  ~ Dave Cranfield


"I had no idea that she had cancer. I ran into her all of the time when I lived in the same area at Nob Hill or the cardioligists office that she worked at when I was in marketing for the Drug and alcohol program. It was nice to see he alot and we never did get together. I have many great memories of her. I am just flabbergasted at the moment."
~ Julie Triano 

"I hated every day of high school. Candy brought a little sunlight to my days. She always greeted me with a smile and "hi". She is a bright memory in my mind. She will be missed."
~ Kathy (McCreagh) Kennedy
"Candy and I had so much fun together on and off campus I will miss you laughing lady RIP" ~ Dorie (Pride) Stonebreaker

"She was a wonderful lady! She will be missed! RIP Candy." ~ Jackie (Martin) Reed

"Candy was one of the cool kids in our class, and if you knew Candy, some of that cool rubbed off on you. It's hard to think of that warm smile of hers being gone. My deepest condolences to her family and friends." ~ Rochelle (Althouse) Oberholser

"Candy was the BEST, always thoughtful and always least that is how I remember her. May you rest in peace lovely lady." ~ Gail (Conrad) Ayres

"I knew Candy ever since grade school.  She was the cutest thing you ever saw! So sorry to hear about her death." ~ Cliff Castle

"I also remember her smile and bubbly personality. I last saw her years ago at the Pioneer Saloon in Woodside. I believe her son was playing in a band the same night my daughter's boyfriend was playing." ~ Ruth (Pellizzer) Swanson

Gib Lilly - August 12, 2014
His daughter Deborah provided the following pictures of Gib and these memories of her Dad: "My Dad was an easy going, fun loving kind of guy, always trying to be funny or laughing.  He was a smart man and a hard worker. When younger, he liked to hunt pheasant and liked to go bowling. He was an avid sports fan and a fantastic cribbage card player. He was a man loved by all and he loved everyone in return. He will be greatly missed by all, but will always be in our hearts and never forgotten." 


Karen (Williams) Suddjian - May 23, 2014
Classmate Memories of Karen:
"Karen was a good friend of mine in P.E.. The best part was when we played volleyball for 2 years. Either she or I was the captain of the volleyball team. Rest.In.Peace Karen, you will be missed." ~ Jackie Martin-Reed
"I remember Karen fondly. What a sad loss. My condolences to her family." ~ Rochelle (Althouse) Oberholster
"Karen was a shy young woman and I met her in Junior High. I stayed overnight at her house a few times and at some point we went separate ways. She had in the last few years messaged me and thanked me for being so kind to her. Well, how could I not ? I considered her a friend always and was hoping to reconnect. See how quickly our time is going ? I am saddened to hear of her passing." ~ Julie Triano

Richard Stewart - April 11, 2014
Click on the image below to read the tribute by Judy (Clark) Grilli - Class of '66
Classmate Memories of Rick:

"Rick wrote in my senior yearbook, “It’s too bad I didn’t get to know you better. You are the kind of girl that I like and would like to know better.”  I knew who Rick was in high school but did not know him all that well.  I feel so fortunate to have gotten to know him better after high school.   Rick was there at so many of the San Carlos High reunion parties as well as with a bunch of us who “crashed” the Sequoia Reunion, and the more recent multi-school Class of 65 turns 65 event.  The last time I was Rick was in October at the San Carlos Art & Wine Festival.  I’ve been looking at pictures from the past and have several with Rick, Mitch Davis and Alan Davis.  Such great memories!   Rick will be missed." ~Ruth (Pellizzer)  Swanson

"Rick and I were in the same freshman English class, when our teacher, Mr. Juan Kaska announced to the class that SCHS was going to form the first school varsity and junior varsity soccer squads. Mr. Kaska further announced that he and Mr. Cosco were going to be the coaches. Both were classroom teachers and used their classes as recruitment platforms to enlist the boys to try out for the teams.  In 1961, soccer in our suburbs was not a very well known or popular game. We had an idea about how they game worked, but no real grasp or sense of the rules. After all, how can a player be “off sides” while running down the field with the player moving the ball? How do you “dribble” with your feet? Penalty kicks, free kicks and goal kicks were all foreign to most of us.  Rick must have played the game before high school. While the coaches taught us the rules, it was Rick who taught us soccer greenhorns the practical moves on the field.  I played JV soccer on the same team as Rick in our freshman and sophomore years. While we did not have stellar results, we had fun. Rick went on to play varsity as a junior and senior.  Over the years, it was a pleasure to see Rick at our reunions and especially the 65 turns 65 celebration in 2012.  My condolences to Rick's son Jamie and long time friend Judy.  Rest in peace fellow Vietnam Vet, classmate and Don teammate." ~ Dave Cranfield

"Thank you for sending me the sad news about Rick.  We weren't close, but we were courtyard buddies.  Whenever we saw each other on campus, we'd stop and exchange pleasantries. The guy was a crack-up; he had a great sense of humor and always made me laugh.  My condolences go out to his family, and my deepest sympathies to Judy Clark.  It was lovely that you two found each other, but I'm so, so sorry you lost him so soon.  And I'd like to thank Rick, even posthumously, for his service in Viet Nam. I'm sorry I didn't get to say "Welcome home." ~ Rochelle (Althouse) Oberholser

"My dad, Mitchell Davis, would be very sad to hear this news, but I am sure that they will have a great time in the heretoafter!  They were dear friends. I remember Rick being very upset that my dad spelled his own son's name Stuart and not "Stewart".  Thanks for letting me stay in the loop with my father's classmates." ~ Inga Davis

"Thank you so much for forwarding this message to me. Though I left the area shortly after my graduation in 1965, I do remember my relationship with Rick as we played baseball and soccer together. I also remember his wry smile and competitiveness on and off the field. My condolences are extended to his family and to those who knew him." ~ Robert Enger

"As a late arrival at SCHS joining the class of '65 in the Fall of 1964, I knew very few of you. I was very fortunate, however,  to have played soccer with Rick during the winter season. Rick was one of the best players in the SPAL, and was voted all conference that year (actually, we both were, but no one was more surprised than I was about it). I went on to play a few seasons at Berkeley, but I never had a better teammate. My condolences to his friends and family." ~ Scott Robinson, '65

"I do remember Rick and he was always very kind to me.  What a nice person he was.  I remember (too) Judy and Julie Clark.  I wish that I knew him in the later years.  So many of our friends are passing and I always wish that I had been in touch with them." ~ Kathy (McCreagh) Kennedy

"I found this picture of a trip to Tijuana in the Spring of 1966. That is Rick sitting in the corner ,then Mike Korkorian, Me, Joe Faubion and Joe Agius. I just remember being freaked out that we we could possibly get mugged. We did manage to lose some money bribing a corrupt cop and not going to jail. A long funny story involving some quick thinking on Mike Barty's part! If I remember right Paul Judge and John Greco, among others were there. This all happened before we all went into the service! With Ricks' passing I just thought it would be neat to see us in a time when we were young and in our glory,ready to take on the world but mostly just having fun! Rick had visited Mike Barty and myself ,up here in Oregon, sometime in early 2003 or 2004. I was sorry to hear of his passing." ~ Steven Sanders

Ron Popp - March 21, 2014
Classmate Memories of Ron:
"Ron Popp and I both played clarinet at McKinley in the All City Honor Orchestra – 53 years ago!  We probably marched together in the Redwood City 4th of July parade.  I think we did that 2 years in a row while at McKinley.  So very sad…" ~ Phyllis (Rogers) Moore 

David Barsocchini - January 27, 2014
Classmate Memories of David:
"You will be missed by Class of '65 at San Carlos High and we will always remember you." ~ Kim (Martin) Walker

Barbara Welge - January 16, 2014

Barbara's brother Bob Welge (SC High '70) provided this brief biography of Barbara's life after high school:

Barbara moved to Hollywood after high school to pursue her dream of acting. She took on the stage name of "Barbara Wells" and was successful in landing small roles in theater, TV, and movie productions. At one point early in her career she was offered the "Dodge Girl" part in the car company's advertising campaign, but she declined the offer to continue her acting career. Eventually she transitioned to the business world and accepted the position of Sales Manager for the Beverly Hills Hilton Hotel, where she worked for over a decade. Later, after returning briefly to the Bay Area, she moved up to Grants Pass, Oregon to care for her ailing mother who had developed Alzheimer's disease. Over the last 15 years Barbara cared for her mother as the disease progressed. While caring for her mother, Barbara developed pulmonary disease in 2013 and passed away on January 16, 2014. Her mother passed away a few months later.

Barbara appeared in the early scenes of the 1971 Lassie TV series episode "The Day of Disaster" 

Barbara Welge in Lassie Episode

Classmate Memories of Barbara:

"I'm so sorry to hear this news. I remember her great smile, sense of humor, and enthusiasm for anything she tried." ~ Louise (Andrews) Harmon

"I knew Barbara throughout elementary and High School, but several of us were wondering what happened to her afterwards. She was so talented,and had a wonderful voice. During a summer before our junior year in high school, several of us worked for the Circle Star Theater (in a trailer before it opened!). We would ride around in Barbara's hot chevy (think loud muffler) down Industrial Road, during our lunch hour. This news is very sad to hear." ~ Kathy (Casey) Pacheco

"So sad to hear this news. I thought of her and wondered from time to time where she was and what she was doing with her life. I always thought of her as a young person. She wanted so much to sing and act. She had a lovely voice and a winning way." ~ Lisa Wenner

"What a loss. My enduring memory of Barbara; we were in some class or other together, and one day, just before everyone had to take their seats, she was jokingly flirting with one of the boys by putting her hands together under her chin, batting her eyes and singing that song from "Oliver!" -- "I'd do anything for you dear . . . ." in that amazing voice of hers. Everyone laughed and applauded, and my lifelong crushing disappointment at not being able to sing was born. My deepest condolences to her family and friends." Rochelle (Althouse) Oberholser 

Linda (Leichtle) Hazelton - November 26, 2012
Classmate Memories of Linda:
"Thank you Janie. Linda was so outgoing and likeable. When I was a shy 13 year old at Tierra Linda Linda became my friend and remained so for many years after. She and I used to make clear taffy and I have vivid images of her and I pulling taffy on my back porch. She also came up and rode my horses with me. She always got Buddy who would always never want to run. We got him to a couple of times. One day He put his foot right down on Linda's. I picked it up and smacked him a little. Linda was fine. We had many adventerous times. She was there when I had my baby daughter so very young and there for all lifes events after that. I have missed her love and friendship for a very long time. Janie was part of our group that would drive to school together and go to lunch at the deli in San Carlos. I am so blessed to have know Linda and Janie and Claudette. Sharon Spence also."  ~ Julie Triano

Bruce Dyck - November 10, 2012
We are saddened to learn that our classmate Bruce Dyck passed away on November 10, 2012.  You'll remember that Bruce played quarterback for our high school football team and was a very talented athlete.  He was also a prankster and you may remember him receiving his diploma at our graduation ceremony while using a hand-buzzer to shake hands with John Cost, Chairman of the Sequoia School District Board.  We will never forget Bruce.   
Classmate Memories of Bruce:
"Bruce was indeed a prankster and a charismatic one at that. I remember when he talked many of his football teammates into shaving their heads before our senior football season, including myself. He was the only one I ever let do that. I admired his leadership qualities maybe I was even a bit envious of what a ladies man he was. I too will miss him. I am only sorry I didn't see him again after San Carlos".   ~ George Crooks

"Thank you for this sad message.  I played freshman football with Bruce and got to know him enough then to know he was a great guy as well as a good athlete.  I didn't know anything about his family life, or his occupation, or his game-hunting as reported in the obituary.  I never would have guessed he would find his way to the Wyoming mountains leading big game hunts, but then I probably wouldn't have guessed the trajectory of anyone else's life then, including my own.  It's fascinating to read and learn about what classmates have done since those golden days on the Hill, and thank you for sending this news about Bruce, even though it is unhappy.  It sounds as though he led a full and interesting life, and that I would have expected for him."   ~ Ed Mitchell

"Sorry to hear of Bruce's death.  He was part of a group of friends in HS.   Yes he was an athlete, very fun, and light hearted.  I have him in memories of his HS Sweetheart as Sue Trapani.   They were both very popular approachable young people.   I have him in mind with Jim Talboy, Barry Prince, and others from the Farm Hill area and Emerald Lake neighborhood.   Thank you for letting us know." ~ Janie Franklin Montgomery

Tony Cowan - July 1, 2012

COWAN, ANTHONY 'TONY' PASCAL Mr. Anthony 'Tony' Pascal Cowan passed away on July 1st, 2012 in Spokane, WA. Tony was born April 18th, 1947 in San Francisco, CA to his beloved parents Leila and Pascal Cowan. He was raised in a strong and loving family in Redwood City, CA where four generations of Cowans' thrived. Tony moved to Albuquerque, NM in 1976 where he received his MA, RN, DOM, and Acupuncture degrees. He went on to own and operate a holistic home health care agency, Cowan Clinic, for 30 years. He cherished his vocation and the families he worked with. Tony's approach to his work wasn't just as a health care provider, but as a friend. His passion and his fire in life was to help others and bring light into their lives. Throughout his life, Tony's greatest joy was providing service to the community; be it as a carpenter, a healer, or a friend. Tony lived a full life, making every day count and taking every breath with a sense of gratitude. He lived with a grace and strength admired by all who knew him. In 2007, Tony moved back to the Pacific Northwest to successfully pursue his lifelong dream of building a family ranch. In his time in Spokane, Tony worked at Spokane Veterans Home and volunteered with the Make-A-Wish foundation. Tony was an adventurer and an avid lover of the great outdoors. Sharing this joy with his friends and his family. He spent his spare time trekking through mountains, rivers and canyons of New Mexico, Colorado, and Washington. Much like climbing a mountain, Tony always saw every obstacle or challenge, including his battle with cancer, as an adventure to be taken on head first with optimism, humor, and love. Tony is survived by his daughter Molly Amanda; brother Covey; sisters Martha Haymond and Darlene Cowan; niece Megan Cowan; and nephews Jeff, Joshua, and Sam Cowan; Jill Wolverton and Timothy Partridge. He was preceded in death by his beloved parents Pascal and Leila Cowan. Please consider making a donation in memory of Tony Cowan to either the Wounded Warrior Project or Make-A-Wish Foundation.  Tony was also a Vietnam Vet.

Classmate Memories of Tony:
"Tony and I spent a lot of time together. He introduced me to surf music. So many fun times together. His life had real meaning. Great guy and great family." ~ James Cost

"I was saddened to learn of Tony's passing . I remember driving around in the old green '49 Chrysler convertible . Man, that car was a tank ! We affectionately called Tony, Pascal, like his Dad . Tony and Covey lived in a little house behind his parents larger place , where they often gathered a crowd and plans were made on how we would run amok  . I also remember his parents being quite elderly back in the day , maybe in their sixties . (Close to our age now ?) Mike Barty was telling me a funny story about Tony ordering a pizza over the phone in a hilarious fake but somewhat accurate Italian accent . Mike Kirkorian remembered emptying a bunch of fireworks  of their black powder , putting said black powder into a cardboard box and attempting to light it by throwing matches into it from a short distance away . Mike decides Tony is being overly cautious and grabs the matches out of his hand . Needless to say after many failed try's , Kirkorian reached in to the box with a lit match and whoosh it explodes , resulting in Mike receiving a badly burned hand which still bares the scars today . Yes, kids your grandparents didn't always make the best decisions but we sure had fun. ( We have the scars to prove it ! ) Tony was a sensitive soul with a great sense of humor . I admired him for what he did with his life . In my mind he will always be young with that great big grin on his face . Sorry we didn't get to spend more time together but life just keeps rushing forward . Goodbye old friend !" ~ Steve Sanders

Ron Sidoff - June 8, 2012

Ron was in the Class of '65 and attended San Carlos High during our Sophomore year.  His family has advised that Ron passed from a heart attack in his Eureka home.  The following memory was submitted by Ron's cousin, Gerry Wills:

Edith (Hinman) Duncan - March 10, 2012

Classmate Memories of Edith:

"Sorry to hear about Edie, she was one of my first friends at San Carlos when I transferred over from Carlmont. I remember several hair coloring episodes, rolled skirts and that she was quite a nice person. She will be missed."  ~ Sue (Carrere) Magruder

"I felt a tear well up in my eyes when I heard about Edie.   She was my first girl friend. We used to dance in her basement to the Everly Brothers "Cathy's Clown“.   To this day I think of her every time I hear that song.   I hope she has had a good life ... She deserved one.  Good bye old friend."   ~ Larry Benevento

"I first met Edith in seventh or eighth grade at Terra Linda; what a heart pounding beauty!   I remember being VERY jealous of Larry Benevento.  Once she let me brush her hair; I took the flip right out of her hairdo – she didn’t see the humor in it at the time.  May she rest in real peace!!!“   ~ Tim Penning

Mitch Davis - October 6, 2011
We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our classmate, Mitch Davis, on Thursday, October 6th,  Mitch was severely injured in motorcycle accident and passed away while in intensive care at Stanford University Hospital.  Mitch was an active San Carlos High '65 alumnus and  regular participant in class social events and reunions.  He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Memorial donations:
Dear San Carlos High, Class of 1965,
I am IngerMarie Davis, daughter of Lisa Aspoy and Mitch Davis.  He died in a tragic accident on October 1st. My brother, sister and I know that he was loved by many.
My dad LOVED the class reunions.  He brought me to a couple, and always told me all about them.  He treasured connecting with his classmates.
If anyone is interested in making a contribution in his honor, his family feels confident and would be delighted that any contribution be made to the class reunion fund.
Thanks for being a great friend to my dad!
Best wishes,
If you would like to make a donation in Mitch's memory to our class reunion fund, please send an e-mail to and it will be forwarded to Ruth (Pellizzer) Swanson.  Ruth will contact you directly and provide the details of how a donation can be made.  Please note: donations are not tax deductible.

Mitch loved to dance to the The RiP-TiDEs 

Michael Day - September 12, 2011
Classmate memories of Mike:
"Hello friends and classmates,
It is with much sadness that I share with you that we lost another classmate.  Mike Day passed away on September 12th in Texas from complications from lung cancer.  Mike shared with me earlier this year that he was diagnosed with lung cancer in January 2010 and had his left lung removed in March.  He endured complications from surgery during the next several months and, then most unexpectedly in August, he lost his wife, Cathy, to a blood clot.  Mike informed me that, after months of chemo, his CAT scan in January 2011 showed no signs of any cancer, and he was so positive about the rest of his life.  For those who knew Mike, he was a wonderful, fun loving person.  He was my first boyfriend in the 8th grade.  He will be missed by many.  Rest in peace, my friend."  ~ Ruth (Pellizzer) Swanson

Carolyn (Schmidt) Warmington - May 15, 2011
Published in San Luis Obispo Tribune on May 25, 2011:
"Carolyn Jean Warmington was born in May 1947 in San Mateo, and died after a courageous battle with cancer May 15, 2011, at her home. She was a member of the Central Coast Reining Horse Association, American Quarter Horse Association and the Sierra Club. Above all else, Carolyn loved her horses and horseback riding. She also loved all things in nature and was an avid bird watcher, hiker and amateur naturalist. She was also an avid and accomplished ''plein aire'' artist and loved the light and scenery of the Central Coast. She enjoyed the camaraderie of riding her horses and painting with friends. Carolyn is survived by her daughter, Kimberlee (Morse) Priest of Napa, Calif.; and sisters Kathy Kelly of Creswell, Ore., and Susan Wiley of Hillsboro, Ore."
Classmate memories of Carolyn:
"I first met Carolyn (Schmitty) during freshman year.  Think she lived out at the end of Eaton on some acreage where they kept horses.  She was a darling girl.  She was crazy about horses then and it sounds like she got to spend much of her life after high school doing what she loved...caring for and working with horses, enjoying nature, and pursuing her art." ~ Linda (Partch) Chiodo

Eric (Rick) Lind - April 16, 2011
While searching for missing classmates, we came across an notice about Rick's passing in the Sequoia High Smoke Signals Newsletter from 2012, and then also found an obituary for Rick at this link:  He passed away on April 16, 2011.  We have not been able to find any more information about his life, so if anyone has anything to share or a memory of Rick, please reply to this message and it will posted on our class website (  May Rick rest in peace.
Classmate memories of Rick:
"I was saddened to learn of Rick’s passing.  I had been searching for him since we lost contact in 1998.  Rick was a very big part of my life growing up.  We were best friends from Jr. High School on.  He was a fun guy who had really diverse interests.  When we were 12, we pooled $20 and bought a 1948 Cushman motor scooter.  We pushed it home to his house on Eaton and tore it apart and amazingly got it running.  We painted and reupholstered it and later sold it for $50. We then moved up to mopeds, Vespas, and eventually English motorcycles and cars. Rick had a really cool 1959 El Camino.  
  We were boy scouts together and love hiking and camping.  We once took a three day trek though Desolation Valley in the Sierras using a ancient Forestry Service map for the trail markers. We survived and had a great time. In 1961 we went to the Boy Scout National Jamboree in Colorado. First time for both of us on a plane, a 4-engine prop job.
  Rick was a great hunter and every fall we would go to his uncle’s ranch in Lodi and hunt Doves in September and pheasants in November.  We spent most of the summer at my parents cabin in Tamarack Pines near Echo Lake.
  Rick was a hard worker and mowed lawns and had a paper route. He had a great family. I’m sure we all remember his mother Marge Lind who was one of the SCHS secretaries. He also washed the limos at his dad’s mortuary, White Oaks Chapel (St. Francis & ECR).
  Rick and I were bad boys but not too bad. Stole hubcaps in Emerald Lake, made out own gunpowder, illegal fireworks and rockets and got suspended by Mr. Murray for wearing “illegal club jackets”.  On the day we were suspended, we went hunting in Lodi, so all in all not a bad day.
  We both went to college in Colorado and Rick was a great skier and majored in mining sciences.  We both loved Colorado especially being able to drink beer at 18.  We must have taken the Coors Brewery tour 10 times just to get free beer at the end.
  After I read your email, I spent the day just remembering all the things we did and all the fun we had growing up together.  Rick is gone now but will forever be in my heart. Good-bye old friend." ~ James (Corky) Cost

Steve Ehlers - November 18, 2010
Classmate memories of Steve:
"He was my 1st Kiss ' in the Wattenburgs' backyard ' I was almost 15 ' will always remember that" ~ Dorie (Pride) Stonebreaker

“The Ehlers were my neighbors from across the street. Debbie was my best friend at one time. . .. Steve was into cars since childhood. He'd tinker on them in the driveway for hours. He will be missed.”  ~ Elena (McCord) Garnache (SC’72)

"Dick Holm & I spent a lot of time with Steve when he was married to Denise!! A lot of spaghetti dinners, we were all pretty much counting pennies.  Condolences, Steve RIP” ~ Gail (Conrad) Ayres

Dale (Beirne) Gordon - August 19, 2010

Richard Pit (Pitsker) - August 31, 2008
Memories from Richard's friends can be found at:

Anthony Brackett - September 15, 2007

Anthone “Tony” Brackett, (SC-1965), passed away in his sleep at his beloved Leek Springs Lookout on September 15, 2007. Tony was born in San Francisco and grew up in Redwood City. While serving 2 tours of duty with the U.S. Army’s 9th Division Infantry, Tony rose to  the rank of Sergeant, and earned 7 medals, including the Gallantry Cross and Purple Heart along with others associated with his unit and the Viet Nam Campaign. In 1981 Tony moved to Amador county and in 1992 started to work for the US Forest Service as the Leek Springs Fire  Lookout. An avid collector of photos and stories of Fire  Lookouts, he also hosted many field trips at the Lookout  for local school children. 

Richard Dreyer - February 1, 2007

We do not have Richard's obituary but did find some notices of his passing at the following links:

Sheldon Frisella - July 6, 2006


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Thomas "Tucker" Barrett - September 29, 2005

Mary (Laboure) Burke - January 10, 2005
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Classmate memories of Mary:
"That infectious laugh...I will never forget it. Mary and I had many classes together and always sat in back so we could "critique" what was going on, not very quietly's a wonder we didn't get sent to Ms. Johnson's office more often. The one memory that stands out was when Hugh O'Brian (Wyatt Earp) appeared at grad night. He said he was going to pick someone to come up on stage with him. Mary and I were sitting next to each other...he pointed to me and she just pushed me out of the way and ran up to get his hug...laughing all the way. So sad to hear this news. Mary was a dear, sweet, wonderful personality who was taken much too soon." ~ Pam (Patrich) Tremmel

"What sad news. Mary was such a delight. She had an amazingly infectious laugh and brightened every room she was in. My belated condolences to her family and friends" ~ Shelley (Althouse) Oberholser

"I just remember she had a presence about her, usually a smile, and could be counted on for something funny.  Sorry to hear about her passing." ~ Sue (Carrere) Magruder

John Louis Greco - June 23, 2002
Classmate Memories of Louis: 
"I noticed on the San Carlos Class of 65 site that Louis Greco had passed away.  It's always so sad to hear of the passing of a co-worker or school mate so I just wanted to add that I remember Louis from my PE class in 1965.  A bit of a rascal but fun to be around."  ~ Charlie Karelitz, SC High '66

"John Louis Greco ,or Johnny to his friends, passed away on June 23, 2002 . After about a 2 year battle with pancreatic cancer John gave up the fight . His funeral was held at St. Pius on June the 26th . Many former San Carlos High grads attended, including Mike Kirkorian, Paul Judge, Dick Lacina, Kirk Galaway, Paula Allen and Mary Lou Lacina (Stumbaugh) . Myself , along with Mike Barty, Phil Thomas and Johns' son Dominic were the pallbearers . Someone even mentioned that the Mayor of Redwood City was in attendance .  John is survived by his lovely wife Deborah and his beautiful children Dominic , Angela  and Gina . A long time fan of both the 49ers and the Giants , we made sure we draped his coffin with a team cap and jacket , not to mention Grateful Dead tickets . I can hardly believe it has been almost 12 years ! He was my "phone a friend life line" and I think of him often with affection . Those who knew just loved his humor and warmth . He was truly blessed with a wealth of friends . I am proud to say I loved my friend , brother and co-conspirator."  ~  Steve Sanders

Rick Maguire -  June 18, 1998

U.S. Open official Rick Maguire dies suddenly


Friday, June 19, 1998

Flags at the Olympic Club were lowered to half staff in memory of U.S. Open vice chairman Rick Maguire, who died of a heart attack at his San Carlos home Thursday morning.  Maguire, 51, had emceed an Olympic membership party Wednesday night and appeared to be in good health. But he reportedly had the heart attack as he was preparing to return for the start of the tournament.  "This is just a huge loss for the U.S. Open and the Olympic Club," said USGA spokesman Jon Barker. "He put so much time and energy into this. I considered him a good friend, and I know he had so many good friends in the Bay Area."

Jim Innis, who served as an Open vice chairman along with Maguire and Mark Avelar, said, "This is just absolutely devastating. We had worked together the last two and a half years preparing for this Open, and two years on two tournament championships before that. So we had a six or seven-year association.

"As far as I know, he never had any health problems. He was a robust, active guy. After we got the news of his death, we just sat around crying. We couldn't even talk. He was just a helluva guy. It's a tribute to him that things are going as well here as they are."

Barker said that Maguire, a 19-year Olympic Club member who owned a Burger King in Daly City, would be remembered Sunday on the Open's final day with a moment of silence during the prize presentations.

Classmate memories of Rick:

"I knew Rick most of this life.  He lived about 3 blocks from me in the White Oaks Area of SC and went to St. Charles School.  Instead of going to Serra HS, which his folks wanted, he went to SCHS.  He was an excellent basketball player, getting two letters.  During high school he worked for Bartels and Blaine who owned all the local A&Ws.  He continued to work for them after graduation and became an officer of the corporation.  He later bought his own Burger King Restaurant and was very successful.  He was a champion golfer and water skier.  He married Cheryl Katz (SCHS Class of '66) in 1968 and had three great children." ~ James Cost

Thomas Andre - 1988

Bill Lampman - 1984
We do not have Bill's obituary, but he was mentioned in a news article on the accidental death of his daughter, Kathy.
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Scott Goldsmith - May 25, 1977

Classmate Memories of Scott: 

"I remember many years ago when Scott Goldsmith passed.  He was a gentle and a kind friend who I had grown up with since kindergarten at Clifford Elementary school, then McKinley Jr. High then San Carlos High.  I remember his younger brother, Jay and his father, John, and his mother Jinney.  They lived on Cordilleras Road across from the Catholic church. I wish I had been there for him in his hard times.  I think he was an Architecture student at Berkeley and life got hard for him.  I don’t know why.   I would have shared his burdens had I known."  ~ Joel Fritsche

Stan Pajdak - December 11, 1976
Classmate Memories of Stan: 
"I became a close friend of Stan's during my Junior year at San Carlos High.  He was, like most of us, full of life and pretty much unafraid of anything.  He was a natural born mechanic, and what he could not fix by the book, he jury rigged until he had the problem solved.  He somehow convinced me that we could swap out the automatic transmission in my car, install a manual shift gear box (Hurst shifter and all), in just one evening in his folks garage........and darned if he didn't get it done!  Stan was the kind of chap who would (literally - he once did to me) give you the coat off of his back.


Shortly after graduation Stan did a tour of duty with the U.S. Navy (we went through boot camp together - good fortune smiled on him as he went to Naval airborne units, and I ended up with the Naval amphibious forces).  Stan then was stationed on aircraft carriers, at Miramar Naval Air Station, and at the Cubi Point Naval Air Station in the Philippines.  While stationed at Miramar, he met his soon to be wife Lorraine who was attending the University of San Diego. She eventually joined Stan in the Philippines.  While in the service, Stan earned his aircraft and power plant certification and after spending a few years back in the Bay Area, he moved with his wife to Kauai in 1973. 


As Stan was a certified aircraft mechanic he was able to work in that field after moving to Hawaii, and ultimately became a full time fireman.  Stan also obtained his private pilots license and purchased his own Grumman American Yankee aircraft. 


I last saw Stan and his wife during a visit to Oahu, whereupon he had flown his plane for a quick visit.  I chided him for flying that single engine aircraft across the open ocean, but that was just how Stan was.


I received a phone call the day after Stan went missing while on a recreational flight over Kauai, and it was confirmed to me that he had perished when his plane crashed into a

ridge.  Sometime later I visited Kauai, and as I too had a pilots license, rented a plane and flew to the spot where his plane was became a sort of closure for me to see this place , and a chance to say a final 'farewell' to a pal, and a great friend."  ~ Dennis Park

'65 Classmates Who Have Passed Away (updated 05/09/15)   
Special thanks to Anita (Cecil) Locke for creating and maintaining these summary pages