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In memoriam

In memoriamYour Buchser Reunion and Picnic committee is posting the names of both Alumni and Staff that have passed away. We have done this out of respect and in memory for those that have passed on. We frequently receive requests from fellow Alumni for this information. If you know of additional names we should add or correct, please email us.

 

Falling leafClass of 1960

Phil Catania April 30, 2017
Dee Combs  
Mary Dawes Point April 6, 1996
James (Jim) Davis July 28, 2017
Audrey De Silva July 2012
Holly Feldman Soldati July 13, 2005
Sharen Grabowski Adair May 7, 2012
Larry Hope  
Larry Horrillo May 19, 2003
Fant Horton September 28, 2013
Kay Johnson 1962
Ken Kubo June 22, 2016
Linda Lawrie Schiro April 28, 2006
Janice Ledbetter 2010
Grady Lewis December 25, 2011
Penny Long Hillsman January 12, 2016
Francine McSeaton George February 15, 1994
Phil Mickleson  
JoAnn Montgomery Latham  
Jeri Mulleda 1980
Mary Jane Orason November 19, 1961
Karl Schiavo November 2006
Phil Short 1969
Bonnie Tagami 2015
Dennis Wilson 1995
Jeannie Young  

Falling leafClass of 1961

Bill Brill June 2011
William (Bill) Budisch  
John Demaree August 4, 2008
Stan Freitas June 1, 2015
Jim Gardiner January 2014
Craig Herman June 4, 2005
Kathie Johnson Cook  
Condon A. Knutson 2015
Ted Lewis April 24, 2012
Thomas Mlakar July 1, 1982
Earl Norman May 26, 2014
Wayne Pate  
Parry Peters  
James L. Pierce July 5, 2011
Larry Staten 1984
Darwin Thomas October 14, 1966 Viet Nam
Ed West December 28, 2011

Falling leafClass of 1962

Mary Baldwin Wolk December 16, 2009
Philip Brent September 11, 1966 – Viet Nam
Carol Lynn Burke Berman July 4, 1997
Martha Cabral August 2011
Jerry Chadim March 5, 1996
John Davenport  
Wilbur Dedic December 26, 1983
John David Downey July 19, 1981
Mary Jane Ruiz  
Jimmy Ruth Faught Spadafore May 22, 2009
Tomas Faulkener  
Stanley Heath February 23, 2001
Michael Koontz January 5, 1995
Marlene Major  
Roy Eugene (Gene) Owens 2011
Ron Pennington April 29, 1998
Michael Ray  
Douglas Jesse Richmond  
Thomas W. Roark February 3, 1985
Angie Schiavo  
Melville Shwarts June 16, 2002
Patti Smith Byington July 29, 2017
Eddie Souza July 8, 2016
Mike Wathen July 25, 1988

Falling leafClass of 1963

Josephine F. Antolin February 10, 2004
Shirley Ann Banks Manor January 8, 2010
Frederick (Rick) Brown July, 10 2006
Mary C. Burns Butchko October 8, 2009
Rick (Frederick) Carlson October 31, 2015
Michael Casey 2009
Golda Mae Caston Sykes May 17, 2013
Donald Christianson  
Joan Connell Vincenz June 26, 2005
James Crampton 2007
Mark de la Fuente June 6, 2005
Mike DeLapp November 24, 2015
Larry Dillingham  
George Elardo May 28, 1993
Dana Diane Ellis  
Larry Alan Fernandez October 25, 2008
Ernie Flores May 1980
Karen Frank Bradley  
Sally Frechou January 8, 2000
Robert E. Freedman August 15, 2009
Reginald Gage November 11, 2013
Al Leigh Garcia February 2014
Robert Gonter June 19, 2000
Judy Gourley February 9, 1995
Paul M. Hayes April 2, 1997
Ed Heilner 1986
Jack R. Hein February 16, 2012
David C. Johnson January 31, 2003
Ray Johnson September 16, 2004
James Jula July 17, 1995
Victor Kato November 10, 2014
Thomas Edward Kintz May 11, 2009
James L Lykins June 29, 2003
Dennis Maddux December 18, 1965
Donald Ray Mays October 13, 1964
Daniel Morris Moorhead August 23, 2003
Derek Nixon July 6, 1997
George Olivera May 14, 2005
Robert O’Neil January 17, 1969 – Viet Nam
Pauline Pare Torres October 25, 1976
Tibby Price Yarbrough November 14, 1980
Buster Ralls February 19, 2002
David L. Rose July 17, 1965 – Viet Nam
Cecelia Salazar Arroyo April 11, 2009
Michelle (Mickey) Sasville Gruenwald January 22, 2014
Larry Simas April 5, 1996
Bill Simmons March 14, 2013
Margaret Smith Eddy June 2, 2014
Mary Jo Stoddard Westenburger  
Jay Thomas February 17, 2001
Douglas Titus June 6, 1998
Sandra Truitt Salter 1989
Dennis Vicinenzo 1962
Bruce Vickers July 8 1977
John Walker 1999
Georgeanne Ward Taggard October 3, 2006
Malcom Williams  
Robert Wolfe July 17, 2002

Falling leafClass of 1964

Lawrence Bianchi  
Joe Biber September 19, 1968 – Viet Nam
Carla Brinegar March 2003
Daniel Brosnan December 8, 2008
Chuck Cerf 2001
Carol Craver December 2005
Sandra Currence Richey December 2, 2015
Pattie Ewing Simmons  
Fred Falk November 2014
Janice Fricke Hittman July 24, 2012
Mary Ann Goggin July 1, 2017
Gary Hall 2013
Anne Marie Janus Hagestad April 2, 1983
Judy Leeper  
Virginia Marchand July 26, 1996
Linda Miceli Catania February 20, 2014
Phil Ortiz May 18, 1999
Michael Papp March 27, 2015
June Peters McCracken Celano January 26, 2015
James (Tony) Ponce August 27, 2015
Alan Poole  
Steve Rushing December 12, 2010
Glenn Shrader October 18, 1983
Thomas Richard Steele March 7, 2013
Tom Suddick  

Falling leafClass of 1965

James Ahnlund November 27, 2013
Donald Alcorn September 10, 2002
Armandina Avila August 1976
Renate Boese June 2, 2010
Chester Bowen May 1972
Mike Brewer  
Bob Brill November 18, 2016
Barbara Brown Doyle September 15, 2009
Glenda Brown Hanlon March 4, 2013
Nancie Bruning Shulte January 20, 2011
Judy Ann Carlson March 10, 2015
James Cauthren September 9, 2006
Ken Cody October 4, 2004
Karen Cornet March 22, 2011
Terry Cornie  
Barbara (DelBuono) Hales November 20, 2006
Richard Dicks June 10, 1993
Dennis Dirickson 2001
Joe Eddy March 3, 1965
David Faught  
Gary Fleener February 1, 1967
Earl Freitas November 2, 2017
Betty Fuson Villalovos November 16, 2005
Randall Gadd January 11, 2001
Robert Gama March 8, 2008
Claudia Garrotto Sperandeo October 13, 2003
Lynne Gesler February 22, 2002
Lynda Greenhood Trease February 26, 2014
Linda Gunn ~1989
Frank Gutierrez January 3, 1989
Robert Hardesty March 16, 1968 – Viet Nam
Raymond Haynie  May 21, 1989
Mary Heilner July 16, 2017
Ellen Huber McClendon July 1971
Donna Husted Schubert November 8, 2013
Vivian (Peggy) Jacobs Cofer April 28, 2015
Denny Johnstone September 1992
Jim Jones December 26, 2014
Bob Knittle December 17, 1995
Joe Ledesma May 20, 1967 – Viet Nam
David Lee March 2015
Jim Lillo June 13, 1965
Lea Lucero April 1980
Jim Magee June 29, 1994
Roberta Mellinger August 8, 1970
Milton Mizota December 8, 1970
David Montrose July 11, 1989
William Morrison June 25, 2011
Jim Nelson March 25, 2011
Hugh O’Brien February 3, 2010
Edward Oelschlager April 1, 1996
Gary Palmer August 12, 2012
Curt Pare August 31, 2011
Janis Patten Henry June 14, 2009
Tim Power December 28, 2010
Tom Price June 16, 1990
Susan Reagan October 1967
Rudy Riojas May 21, 2006
Judy Rodabush Muncy March 13, 2017
Jimmy Romero 2000
John Rosenthal May 24, 1970
Alan Ruehl April 26, 1996
Allen Selfridge October 25, 1998
Alan Singer December 2, 1975
Rick Sletten February 12, 2001
Michael Ward April 21, 2013
April Smith Weiss Reiswig  
George Stanton September 28, 2013
Lynn Stephens  
Beverly Stoopes Bahr June 3, 1988
Bob String November 6, 2000
Peggy Stuart Riner 2005
Don Stuckey November 24, 1992
Larry Thomas  
Pam Hagewood Varga January 21, 2017
Michelle Verdugo ~2000
Davison Vivit June 1, 2011
Tim Whitten September 16, 1998
Michael Winton November 10, 2010

Falling leafClass of 1966

Diane Afflerback Ericson May 2008
Dave Becker September 2014
Karla Bennett  
Sandra Bennett  
Robert “Fatty” Bowen March 19, 2013
David Bragg  
David Briner November 12, 2015
Darrell Brooks  
Bill Butler August 2011
John Byington October 2010
Teresa Conley Mingus September 6, 2011
Carol Cushman 1978
David Dawes  
Steve Festini February 11, 1995
Edwardo Flores March 25, 1969 – Viet Nam
Peggy Gale Reichmann March 2011
Betty Giacomo Masouris April 11, 2009
Jack Girdis 2015
Tom Gonzales  
Cathy Graham July 2008
Rebecca Hardman  
Bud Herman June 2, 2016
Harry (Danny) Jojola April 7, 1970 – Viet Nam
Sheryl Kieser Krause 1975
Kenneth Lapke 1962
Mary Wayne Lazzeroni  
Mike Lipsius April 19, 1968-Viet Nam
Linda McChesney Delpero December 22, 2012
Mike Munger July 6, 2015
Sharon Noack Lengl 2007
Kathleen O’Hanlon Smith  
Dan O’Neill  
JoAnn Okada Sperlinksi February 27, 2016
Jim Reifschneider  
Sal Schiavo June 13, 2011
Don Schmidt  
Tom Tritch March 27, 2015
Nancy Twiford  
Ron Wershiner 1970
Richard Wilkie November,14 2010

Falling leafClass of 1967

Kevin Arnold 2011
Kathleen Azzarello Arena October 30, 2009
Bobby Bevard August 12, 1969 Viet Nam
Virginia Bolt Heath July 2015
Jack Brandau June 1981
Bob Browning December 11, 2016
Michael Buchanan August 2013
Thomas Butler  
Chris Carveiro August 29, 2015
Richard Certo May 19, 2013
Billy Chambers  
Ginger Charron Kraft June 14, 2017
Joseph Earl  
James Garvin Embry February 1, 2015
William Fair May 24, 2013
Karolyn Hagen  
Linda Houck  
David Lapka March 2009
Anna Maldonado  
Daniel McNeil  
Angelo R. Morales March 26, 1970 – Viet Nam
Robert Oakland September 29, 2016
Randall Palmer December 2014
Mark Papenhausen  
Deborah Patterson Stuart October 4, 1994
Peter Petrucci February 2015
Paul Ponce August 15, 1969 – Viet Nam
Jerry Rentschler October 2012
Gary Ross June 1, 2011
Gilbert Ruiz March 21, 1969 – Viet Nam
Tim Shue  
Peter Tan  
Donald Trantham May 31, 1968 – Viet Nam
Kathleen Witthar  
Kenneth Wnuck  

Falling leafClass of 1968

Joseph Brunetti  
Douglas Burgoyne July 2013
Linda Burt Silva December 2008
Carol Cauthren  
Timothy Davis February 2011
Wayne Freitas  
Duane Farrel Helms February 26, 2005
Daryl Kirk March 1998
Daniel Malone November 9, 1995
Judi Maringer November 1973
Heidi Merryman De Molina  
Patricia Navarro Hughes January 13, 2011
Rosalie Reeder Jack July 2, 2011
David Saavedra April 11, 2015
John Sanchez  
Carol Teresi  
Gregory Thompson  
Ron Treaster 2007
Jeff White September 27, 1970 – Viet Nam

Falling leafClass of 1969

Paul Alvarez 1969
Kathy Brown  
Doug Carlson  
Tim Carlson  
John DeFrancesco  
Steven James Demaree April 13, 2011
George Embry 2013
Augustine Fernandez 2008
Lynda Foster Harden January, 2013
Joe Garza 1987
Barbara Honda 2005
Neal Jackson March 2015
Ronda Janoski Frenzer 1999
Edward Jigour 2006
Terry Keeling  
Robert Kotko  
Jan Kriss Thornburg December 2, 2014
Edna Kubo 1986
David Kutsenda March 2008
Theresa Looper 1987
Karen Lord Casey 2012
Patsy Merjanian 2005
Jimmy Miceli July 2008
Fred Peaslee June 2008
Diane Pizzi Peterson 1978
Charlene Ponte Davis February 4, 2017
Toni Roman Caldwell  
Mabel Romero Verdugo February 25, 2010
Russell Romero December 2007
Joanne Stewart Graffigna 2007
Rex Walker 1994
Bill Wilson October 3, 2003
Greg Wilson 1992
Ray Zanella 1995

Falling leafClass of 1970

Larry Anderson July 2012
Virginia Castro Shumate  
Frank Edwards  
Jerry Hamm  
Janie (Hansen) Wilson  May 24, 2001
Bill Hardesty April 25, 2016
William Hauck October 9, 1987
Hank Hobday  
Mike Hodgins 2007
Brent Jackson  
Michael Johnson December 27, 2011
Rodney Klassen 1971
David Kutsenda December 2008
David Medina April 30, 1971 – Viet Nam
Mike Miller April 27,2015
Gary Morgan August 16, 2017
Sharon Reimer February 18, 2011
Pat Rivera July 29, 1971
Richard Ross 1968
Leslie Ruth April 18, 2014
Margaret Sexton December 9, 2003
James (Jim) Richard Silva February 2009
Michael Sirois November 18, 2006
Daphne Smith Osborne August 16, 2013
Cliff Sutton  
Bob Zarcone  

Falling leafClass of 1971

Mike Abbey 2006
Rosemary Phillips Zurcher December 2, 2004
Gary Benney April 30, 2017
Robert Dill September 11, 2015
Jill Flint Adkisson March 18, 2010
Rob Girdis June 2009
Allen Green 2010
Mary Hathaway 1984
Richard James November 1977
Eric Craig Johansen December 20. 2010
David Kutsenda March 2008
Mary Beth Mollenhauer  
Russell Olmstead December 2008
Jack Orosco  
Rosemary Phillips Zurcher December 2, 2004
Burt Rivera September 10, 1971
Ken Van Duyn January 6, 1973
Richard Ventura 1968
James Wardell 1972
Dennis Whelihan November 23, 2015

Falling leafClass of 1972

Rusty (Ron) Bolt  
Russell Bright April 17,2011
Mary Ann Butler  
James Cifelli 1999
Bruce Alan Demaree March 18, 1996
Steven DeWall April 15, 2011
Karen Hartmann January 2016
Tom Hembree 1973
Janice Hutton March 7, 2012
Robert (Bob) Mayorga April 7, 2008
Raul Navarro 2007
Linda Powell 1973
Linnea Quistgaard  
Nancy Rifbjerg Riggs November 29, 2012
Janet Rubin Fargo November 18, 2013
Julia C. Smith 2005
Melanie Ann Smith McNiven June 9, 2013
Susan Smith Thorpe January 20, 2005
Rosetta Tennesen November 28, 2005
Rosaine Vasquez  
Dan Wiseman 2015
Robert Wood 2008

Falling leafClass of 1973

Susan Adams Japs February 17, 2015
Jutta Anselm 1993
Jody Auman July 7, 2014
Cheryl Bell  
Cindy Carr 1993
Bonnie Carter  
Gary Chapman 1977
Christine Conroy  
Richard Coward  
Michael Fairchild March 1998
Christopher Flowers 2007
Kathy Fraser  
Steffanie Freese 1998
Richard Gable  
Margaret Goldman  
Steve Harman  
Bill Hicks 1974
Debi Hutton Schuldt 2015
Terese Johnson May, 27 2014
John Kieser  
Peggy Knowles O’Donnell 2014
Dan Lastra  
Rae Ann Madu  
Steven Marcki October 24, 2017
Paula Nanna Rice July 6, 2014
Fred Pivacek January 1998
Steve Tanquary 1993
Mitchell Verna  
John Vivit March 8, 2015
Bob Volk 1974
Ron Wells 1973
Tom Watson April 1, 2015
Mark Wilkins  

Falling leafClass of 1974

Rick Aube July 8, 2011
Randy Betz February 1978
Jerry Bevans  
Ernesto (Ernie) Briones December 1999
John Bruener  
Jack Cambis  
Clint Cambridge April 2, 2004
Rex Carlson  
John Clark  
Joan Chen Fong July 29, 2017
Wayne Crowell 1978
Rick De Los Santos  
Johnny Dolen January 2017
Joseph Driggs 1993
Susan Lori Dye Oct 16, 1975
James L Franklin  
Robert Herbner  
Nancy Jackson  
Leo Laxamana  
Kim Loveday Nunez January 14, 2013
Fred Mandel August 23, 1972
Kathy Maggi Murphy September 23, 2014
Mark Murray  
Robert Peterson November 2015
Frank Pierce December 3, 2015
Laurie Prowse December 5, 2009
John Sabanovich  
Janet Schmidt Tilbury March 2011
Ron Sodano  
Ismael Zavala  

Falling leafClass of 1975

William Philip Arling  1992
Mark Belluci  1997
Kenneth Chapman September 15, 2009
Joan Chen Fong July 29, 2017
David Michael Cherry  1999
Michael Chirichigno  2000
Laurie Clewett 2013
Teresa Dunkelberger  2013
Lawrence Fox  1981
Thomas Frederito  1990
Ronald Fricke  1998
Andrea Garcia October 7, 2016
Paul Joseph Jr Garcia 1976
Deborah Jackman Thompson 1995
Kathleen Noble Novak  
Keith Oakland 2013
Alicia Quintana  
William Raysor  1999
Kathy Rebello  2008
Walter Rohde 1983
Mary Ellen Sabanovich Bynum September 2012
Steve Sforza  
Carol Ann Smith Powell  
Rhonda Starr  2006
Richard Steele  
Robin Stoll Brace December 1974
Russell Zahorik  

Falling leafClass of 1976

Donald Arcuri  
Doug Balandis April 2, 2011
Roger Brandt  
Janet Brown  
Jim Busby March 24, 2013
Rick Channing  
Kristine Fraser 2005
Kimberly Hazel Kocotis November 5, 2016
Art Mollenhauer  
Joey Perez  
Bob Pettigrew  
Thomas Ponte February 27, 2017
Arlene Kay Rinaldo 1981
Lori Jane Schieferstien Maliszewski October 29, 2008
Kelly Short October 22, 2013
Charles W. Smith April 16, 2010
Jan Watson 1973
Bob Wilson 2011

Falling leafClass of 1977

Claudia Alexander July 11, 2015
Beverly Blacow June 2009
Robert K. Cobb  
Keith Cooney September 8, 2013
Jeffrey Coughlin  
Paul A. Fox  
Janet M. Gustaveson  
Rose Harter July 2008
Steven Hehner May 2017
Kathleen A. Mundell Rumpel  
Cynthia Munoz-Swanson October 1, 2016
Christina Saxton Sabatelli January 24, 2017
Shelley Rangel Starr November 12, 2011
Robert P. Reyes  
Cindy Turley  

Falling leafClass of 1978

Mike Baldwin  
Greg Bartol May 26, 2016
Perry Ignacio  
Susan Jaramillo  
Robert Reynolds  
Ellen Rohles  
Linda SanFilippo  
Christy Sessions  
Manuel (Jerry) Sousa February 21, 2014

Falling leafClass of 1979

John Boyd  
Jerome Cashman December 31, 2015
Carol Cunningham 2007
Steve Flud  
Pete Ghiglione 1995
Randy Guiterrez 2008
Kathleen Hazelton May 6, 2004
Tom O’Neill  
Lori Sergent Kowal May 1, 2006
Leslie Silberman Kearns June 2017
Mike Timmons August 16, 2012
Robert Villarga July 4, 2007

Falling leafClass of 1980

Howard Biederman  
Ken Duret January 2016
Nancy Farry Coulter June 2017
Mark Fedor  
Robert Gonzales  
Michael Herndon February 27, 1977
Carrie Jones February 10, 2016
Robert Madden June 29, 2006
Dennis Mitchell February 2014
David Monary  
Eileen Moritch  
Kraig O’Donnell  
Tim Ponte July 2013
Karen Silva July 3, 1982
Karen Todd October 20, 2011

Falling leafClass of 1981

Steve M. Bilycia November 11, 2012
Steve Cardoza  
Stacy Davis  
Kenneth Duret January 7, 2016
Dirk Eppard  
Douglas Geitz  
Albert Hughes April 23, 2005
Eugene Mayer  
Kenneth Sledd  
Janet Smith Gould August 2008
Leslie Vernon prior to 1981

Falling leafClass of 1982

Paul Backhus 2002
Michele Campbell Tokiwa 2011
Gregory Campi  
Karen Carpenter  
Tom Julian June 25, 2008

Falling leafStaff

Wayne Armer 2012
Peter Ainslie 1992
Lorena Ballard  
George Bergna January 1, 2015
Jane Bondi  
Geneva Bowman  
Ken Brinks  
Wade Brummal May 26, 1990
Matilda (Tillie) Brunello April 2012
Claire Buchser  
Salvadore Burriesci February 21, 2012
Warren Bush 2013
Donald Carre  
Cecil Criger February 28, 2015
True Cook  
Don Curtis  
Mary Dawes  
Gloria De Marco  
John Eastman March 7, 2016
George Fegan 2016
James Filice  
Manuel Fragosa  
Carl Glisemeyer  
John Gomes  
Jane Gordon  
Ed Hermann  
Robert Hileman  
Barbara Johnson  
Jerry Jones  
John Jurivich March 1, 2015
Joe Kornder June 21, 2016
Herb Lara  
Jack Lyon  
Charles Martin  
Paul McClure  
Robert McGuiness  
John Mix  
Helen Morrill  
Jeanette Nixon  
Patrick Penick November 18, 2017
Lois Salles Bolling  
Jana Shaw  
Tazuko Tachibana  
John Tofflemire August 13, 2013
Dale Tygrett  
George Wagner  
Virginia Walker Cardenas  
Helen Watari  
Kathleen Weber  
Bob Wegman  

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Michael Del Monaco-Owner, Vesuvio’s December 13, 2013

48 comments on “In memoriam

  1. Class of 1980 should have Michael Herndon. My little brother died from a brain tumor and incompetent uncaring doctors. My brother Robert L. Herndon was class of 1976. He is still kicking in Germany. Thank you.

    • Thanks, we will take care of it.

    • Mike Herndon and his father were fantastic people. I can remember playing little league with him and his soft spoken, class personality. His dad was just amazing! Although, I never saw Mike after youth baseball, I will never forget him or his wonderful father!

  2. Thank you.

  3. Peggy Knowles (O’donnell) passed away last year (2014), class of 1973.

    Thanks,
    Kelley (her sister)

  4. Kevin Arnold, class of 1967, died in 2012.
    Thank You.

  5. Sharon Reimer from the class of 1970 died Feb. 18, 2011.

  6. Dan Wiseman (Class of 72) Recently just died

  7. Bob Wilson class of 76 passed away several years ago.

  8. I heard today that Tom Juiian class of 82 died in 2008.
    RIP

    • Tom Julian was a great kid and class act! His mother was a nice lady and I can remember my childhood hanging out and playing baseball with Tom. I always admired Tom and his family. From little league up!

  9. Thank you John Tofflemire for teaching me chemistry. I’ll miss not seeing you in Aptos Village anymore… RIP.

    • Mr Tofflelmire was a great teacher. I had him in 10th grade chemistry. I did not know he was still alive when he was. I though him some years older than my 1930 mom.
      He told of of his plan accident and injury. Lucky but great person. I never saw him as an adult- wish I had. 1971 Class Oh the slide rule- he taught us how to use it.

  10. Class of 63. I live in East Tennessee and have had correspondence over the years, with Rita Evans Dyer who lives in Oregon.

  11. JoAnn Okada Sperlinski (66)
    passed away February 27,2016

  12. Class of 1962, Mary Jane Ruiz passed away several years ago while on her honeymoon. She was in a car accident while traveling in Canada.

  13. My sister Karen Silva’s (class of 1980) date of death was July 3, 1982.

  14. My sister Michele Campbell Tokiwa passed away 2011 she was class of 1982.

  15. t’s Donna Quon(Yuen). For our BHS class of 1981, Albert Hughes passed away back on April 23, 2005. Back in 2005, I read his obituary in the San Jose Mercury News and I cut it out and kept it. I’ve known Al Hughes since Sutter School Elementary where we went to school together. I believe he and Steven Bilycia, who was also a 1981 Buchser alumnus, lived near each other. Steven Bilycia also passed away in 2012 as it says. Please update the site to include Al Hughes’ name as one of our classmates who has passed away.

    Donna Quon(Yuen)

  16. Please update the site to include Paul Backhus as a 1982 classmate that passed away. He was my brother-in-law and my daughter’s favorite Uncle. He is sorely missed. He left the earth in 2002, but will always be in our hearts.

  17. Class of 1970, Janie Hansen Wilson passed away May 24, 2001
    Class of 1969 William (Bill) Wilson passed away October 3, 2003

  18. I taught in the metal shop for five years until I moved to Bend, Oregon to teach in 1976. Buchser was my first teaching experience and it was a very positive one. A great faculty and the chance to work with some great kids. It saddens me to see that so many of my ex students have passed away.

  19. Please add Janice Ledbetter – Class of 1960 to the list. She was my mother and passed in 2010.

  20. Bob Browning, class of 1967 passed away on December 11, 2016.
    Great neighbor, teammate and friend.

  21. My sister Jean (Jeannie) Bailey passed away on 6/18/16. Class of 1970.

  22. My sister Kathleen Hazelton class of 1979 passed away on May 6, 2004 of cancer.

  23. Can you add my Mother Mary Heilner to the memoriam please? She passed away July 16th, 2016 from pancreatic cancer. She was class of 1965.

  24. My dear friend and classmate of 1960 James (Jim) Davis passed
    away July 28, 2017

  25. My dear sister, Judi Maringer passed away November 1973 (class of 1968)
    My dear brother-in-law, David Lapka passed away March 2009 (class of 1968)
    My good friend, Mary Hathaway passed away in 1984 (class of 1971)

  26. I just read the obituary of Thomas Short, father of two Buchser alumni; Kelly Short (deceased) and Karen Short Avants (class of 1974), also deceased. This is how I learned of Karen’s death.

    Does anyone have any more information on Karen? She was my sister’s good friend from Sutter through Buchser, but unfortunately had lost contact over the past 15 years.

    • Thanks for your question on the website. I maintain the database for all the classes from Buchser, and I have the death information as far as a date for Kelly, but no information for Karen. I’m looking for further information and will let you know as soon as/if I find anything.
      Roberta Grimm Rinde, class of 1965

  27. I came across this site today and I’m in shock to find out so many classmates have passed away. I knew about a few of them but I am so shocked on all the others. May they all rest in peace!

  28. Please add my sister…Patti Smith (Byington married name). She was in the class of 1962. She passed away July 29, 2017. Thank you.

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