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Class of 1975

Robert G Bandes Birth Date:    Date of Passing:   
Eric Claude Bensimon Birth Date:  9/18/1956 Date of Passing:  7/30/2002
Michael "Mike" G. Biggs Birth Date: 10/04/1956 Date of Passing: 12/05/2016
Notified by Cindy Williams Class of 77 - Stomach Cancer
Brent Brownhill Boller Birth Date: November 21, 1956 Date of Passing May 4, 2020
David Bucholz Birth Date:    Date of Passing:  1976
Car accident during H.S. Left him in coma, paralyzed
Debra Lynn Cartmel Morgan Birth Date:  10/6/1957 Date of Passing:  8/15/2010
Stephen Gregory Clark Birth Date:  11/23/1958 Date of Passing:  2/22/1978
Scott Philip Decker Birth Date:  11/28/1956 Date of Passing:  6/19/1991
Carol Louise DuPont Birth Date:  6/4/1957 Date of Passing:  10/5/1996
In Loving Memory of Carol Louise DuPont, She will be remembered for the joy she always brought, for her frienship, for her caring, for the things she shared and taught. The lives she touched are better for having known her. Funeral Service 1pm October 9th, 1996, El Cajon Mortuary Chapel
Robert Alan Fansler Birth Date: 4/23/1957 Date of Passing:  7/21/1990
Scott Lee Foster Birth Date:  11/16/1957 Date of Passing: 1/13/2008
Susan Fowler McNally Birth Date:  1957 Date of Passing:  12/1/2010
Notified by Moira Penny Turner
Eduardo M Garcia Birth Date:   Date of Passing:  1975
Passed while in High School of a brain aneurism.
Francis Sara Lani Gotkowitz Birth Date:   Date of Passing:  09/2003
"Frances Gotkowitz Endowment Honors an Acute Mind and Generous Spirit Frances Gotkowitz changed the course of many lives during her 45 years. Frances died in September 2003, but her dedication to improving the lives of young people endures through the Frances Gotkowitz Endowment for Youth Philanthropy, recently established in her honor by her mother, Helen Gotkowitz. “This wonderful gift is so meaningful because of Frances’ strong connection with youth and her commitment to giving,” said Marjory Kaplan, CEO. “Frances’ experience in education set the course for the JCF’s Youth Philanthropy program.” Ten years ago, Frances worked with JCF staff to evaluate the first ever Community Youth Foundation. Frances conducted interviews with teen participants to assess the program’s impact. Since then, more than 220 teens have participated in the Foundation’s Youth Philanthropy programs. A talented and creative teacher, Frances tutored B’nai Mitzvah and other students in Hebrew, taking a special interest in students with learning disabilities. She imbued confidence and self-assurance through her affirming teaching methods. In her later years, Frances revived long-deferred plans to enter graduate school. In 2001, she was awarded a San Diego Fellowship to join UCSD’s Ph.D. program in Comparative Literature. She was deeply engaged in her studies, and had the unique ability to make every experience, positive or otherwise, a learning experience for others. May her memory be a blessing."
Alan Dale Guinn Birth Date:  2/26/1957 Date of Passing:  3/15/2002
Verified by Family
Rose Horn Walton Birth Date:  1/20/1957 Date of Passing:  8/29/2011
Notified by Family – Patti Horn
Gary Travis Johnson Birth Date:   Date of Passing:  
Passed away soon after High School
Kenneth Carl Johnson Birth Date:  2/19/1957 Date of Passing:  8/11/2017
Richard "Rick" A. Hilterbrant Birth Date: 5/8/1957 Date of Passing:  10/07/2019
Glen Hills Memorial Park
Kim Katich Meyer Birth Date:  9/24/1957 Date of Passing:  12/24/2005
Heart Failure – Verified by Mikki
Mark Kelly Birth Date:   Date of Passing:  
Verified by his Father
James Paul Joesph Lawton Jr. Birth Date:   Date of Passing:  12/2009
Verified by his wife
Kimberly Malmin Birth Date:    Date of Passing:  2000
Confirmed by her niece Kortney Rodriguez via email through our website
James William Maschmann Jr Birth Date:  3/20/1957 Date of Passing:  7/17/2004
Confirmed by Kathy Grubbs Turner and Sandra Matosian
Lydette Kay McClellan Taylor Birth Date:  7/23/1956 Date of Passing:  3/7/2006
Franklin Sexton emailed us to let us know she passed away. Buried at El Cajon Cemetary.
Susan McNally Birth Date:   Date of Passing:  12/1/2010
As most or all of you know, our friend and partner, Susan McNally, has been waging a courageous battle against cancer.  This morning at 12:12am, surrounded by her family, Susan peacefully passed away. We send our deepest appreciation to all of you who took the time to visit, and send food and gifts during Susan's illness.  Thank you for all of your calls and messages to Susan, both directly and through our Firm.  Susan's family, as well as her Gilchrist & Rutter family, have greatly appreciated all of your demonstrations of love and support for Susan. We are waiting for word on the services planned for Susan and will send another e-mail to you with this information.  We will also post this information to our website, when it becomes available. Susan's passing has been devastating to her family and to us at G&R.  We have all been touched by Susan's grace, dignity, courage, eloquence, style, character, class and integrity as she has suffered through her illness.  We are thankful that she is now at peace.  Susan's favorite quote was "Love will endure all things."  In that spirit, we too must all carry on, but we will always keep Susan in our hearts. Please keep Susan and her family in your thoughts and prayers. With great love and sadness, Jonathan S. Gross, Managing Partner
Victor Mehuron Birth Date:   Date of Passing:  1998
Confirmed by Class of 1975 Classmate
Jacquelyn Merrow Birth Date:   Date of Passing:  7/14/2009
Confirmed by her Sister
Kim Meyer Birth Date:  9/24/1957 Date of Passing:  12/24/2005
Loving wife of Chris Meyer and devoted mother to Jesica Meyer 14. To our beloved friend.  Who will always be in our hearts.   We will miss you forever.....Barbara Andreen,  Joslyn,  Mikki Nooney and Robin Rimes Clark.
Kirk Edward Miller Birth Date:   Date of Passing:  01/1986
Debra Lynn Morgan Birth Date:  10/6/1957 Date of Passing:  8/15/2010
OBITUARY:  Debra (Debbie) Lynn Morgan, Resident of San Jose, Oct. 6, 1957 - Aug. 15, 2010: On Aug. 15, 2010, our beloved Angel left our worldly presence for her journey to Heaven. Loving wife of Joseph F. Morgan Jr. and devoted mother to Joseph W. Morgan. Debra is survived by her parents. Bruce Cartmel and Jeri Crockett. Debra served as General Manager of UA local 467, Plumbers, Steamfitters and Refrigeration Union for 23 years. She gave her heart and soul to everything she accomplished in life and will continue to shine down on us from Heaven. 
Douglas R Nakash Birth Date:  6/20/1956 Date of Passing:  5/15/1995
After High School, Doug continued to play key boards and sing in bands throughout San Diego County. He Got married, had a son, and joined the Army, playing piano and keyboards in the Army Band. Doug always cared about helping those in need and was a very sensitive person. He passed away in the early 1990’s and wanted to say “Goodbye” to everyone. [Contributed by his brother, Gabe Nakash] copied from the Red Robe Choir website. Listed in US Veteran’s Gravesite
Patrick Timothy O'Leary Birth Date:   Date of Passing:  
Stephen Keith Petix Birth Date:   Date of Passing:  1988
Patti Jo Purma Lawson Birth Date:  2/1/1957 Date of Passing:  1/7/2014
Confirmation in Father’s Obit
Mark Kenneth Ratty Birth Date:  8/21/1958 Date of Passing:  8/1979
William Wayde Rhea Birth Date:    Date of Passing: 2020
Gary Michael Richards Birth Date:  6/24/1957 Date of Passing:  12/1976
Robert Russell Ruff Birth Date:  3/29/1957 Date of Passing:  10/1978
Kevin John Sayer Birth Date:  7/30/1957 Date of Passing:  12/1993
Janet Marie Scudder Birth Date:   Date of Passing:  
Verified by her Mother
Michael Slager Birth Date:    Date of Passing:  4/16
Alexander Dave Sollee Birth Date:   Date of Passing:  1999
Confirmed by relative
Kim Julian Sudinski Birth Date:  11/6/1956 Date of Passing:  5/13/2002
"San Diego Homeless People -Over 100 people of faith came out to a windy corner of the Community Concourse in downtown San Diego this afternoon. While many Christians celebrate today as the Feast of All Saints, and tomorrow as All Souls, the impulse for this remembrance is not just religious. It's getting colder. Even in Southern California you can die of hypothermia. Most of those die on the streets of San Diego don't die of hypothermia. Better to say that they die of neglect. Better to say they die of neglect, but better still to say they are sacrificed. Sacrificed to tax cuts, to welfare reform, to a class war waged by the rich. The remembrance was simple: prayers, songs, candle-lighting, the reading of names, the tolling of a bell. Those who died alone, October 15, 2001 to October 15, 2002. Brian Saurdiff, Charles Atkins, Michael Harlan, Jacob Vestal, Jr., David Williams, Alireza Raoufi, James Thompson, Michael Lewon, Richard Sanchez, Tomas Anaya, Jr., Kenneth Cox, Michael Channel, Robert Rubio, Juan Perez, David Sellman, Ramon Rodriguez, Santiago Ponce-Merino, William Dederich, Daniel Young, John Wyman, John Doe, Harley Walker, Carl Root, Patrick Brown, Michael Tommillo, Billy Jo Martinez, Paul Williams, Modesto Lerma, James Lewis, Marsha Pratt, Charles Howe, Lawrence Johns, Lori Powell, James Olson, Donald Farmer, John Doe, Herbert Sieber, Steven Davidson, Dennis Krolak, James Jeorgeson, Brian Carrothers, James McCormack, Stephen Kenyon, Salvador Aguilar-Fabian, Kim Sudinski,Alejandro Romero-Mariscal, Matthew Brown, David Nelson, Dennis Coleman, Michael Olive, Joe Roessler, Robert Jackson, Richard Evans, Maureen Hickey, Lauren Lucas, Wendlene Storment, Peggy Banks, Michael Monsen, Scott Motter, Julio Velez "
Lydette Kay Taylor Birth Date:  7/23/1956 Date of Passing:  3/7/2006
Lydette McClellan-Taylor, July 25, 1956-March 7, 2006, 49, of El Cajon died Tuesday. She was born in San Diego. Survivors include her husband, Brian Taylor; stepdaughters, Renee Lewis and Jennica Taylor; stepsons, Brandon Taylor, Bretton Taylor and Brock Taylor; parents, Theonne McClellan-Hightower and Lloyd McClellan; sisters, Colette Harper and Renette Goodrich; brother, Randall McClellan; grandmother, Lucille McClellan; and two grandchildren.Viewing: 9:30 a.m. today, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1701 Granite Hills Drive, El Cajon. Interment: 11:30 a.m. today, El Cajon Cemetery, 2080 Dehesa Road, El Cajon. Donations: Grossmont Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 158, La Mesa, CA 91944. . [San Diego Union Tribune Obits]
Jacquelyn Tyler Merrow Birth Date:    Date of Passing:  7/14/2009
Sister emailed and confirmed her passing.
Glenn Joseph Vitalis Birth Date:    Date of Passing:  2008
Rose Walton Birth Date:  1/20/1957 Date of Passing:  8/29/2011
"Rose was born in Natchitoches, Louisiana on January 20, 1957. She went home to be with the Lord on August 29, 2011. Rose worked a Registered Dental Assistant and a Caregiver. She enjoyed helping others, reading her bible, and listening to music. Rose had a wonderful sense of humor. She is survived by her husband Patrick Walton; her son Bryan Jervis and grandson Joshua; her daughter Tiffany Schiele, son-in-law Kevin, and granddaughter Zoey; her mother Nel Wardlaw; sisters Martha Bartlett, Pat Horn-Seuferer, Jayme Fredieu, Suzanne Shoemaker, and Melanie Sharrar; step-sisters Teri Wade and Cindy Burbank; and half-brothers James Horn and Richard Horn. Services will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2011, at 10 a.m. at East Valley Christian Fellowship, 14069 Ridge Hills Road, El Cajon, CA 92021. Published in San Diego Union-Tribune on September 9, 2011 "
Jeffrey Michael Watters Birth Date:  3/2/1957 Date of Passing:  7/16/2010
"Jeff passed away on July 16, 2010 at his home in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He was born in La Mesa on March 2, 1957 at Grossmont Hospital to Flo and Clarence Watters. He lived in San Diego County all of his life until he moved to Las Cruces four years ago. Throughout the years he enjoyed camping with his family, the beach, NASCAR and San Diego Padres games. One of his favorite trips was river-rafting in the Grand Canyon with a group of friends, including his dad and two brothers. Jeff started with his first part time job while still in high school. He graduated from Grossmont High School in 1975 and continued a working career in the business world. He was a caring and loving person who would always be there for his family if needed. We will all miss him. Jeff is survived by his sister, Karen Berry, brothers, Douglas Watters (and Kimberly), Gary Watters (and Leslie), his step-mother, Gerry Watters, and his step-sisters, Shirley Buss (and Leslie) and Donna Lafreniere (and Bill), as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his step-brother, Wayne Buss in 2002. A private family memorial will be held, scattering Jeff's ashes at sea as he loved the ocean, and its rhythms will eternally caress him and give him peace."
Antoinette E Weaver Birth Date:   Date of Passing:  1989
Heart Failure - Confirmed by her Mother