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In Memory of Moors We've Lost

These Moors now exist only in spirit and in our memories. Please view the YouTube video, Moors We've Lost

Please send your memories of these classmates to AHS64-Reunion@outlook.com so we can post them to this page.

ADREAN - Toni Adrean Baker

ANDERS - Edward James Anders

Left as a senior in 1964, and died in Vietnam the following year. Please visit the Vietnam Veterans' sites for remembrances of Ed, at:  VVMF Obituary  Virtual Wall Obituary

BAILEY - Terri Lynn Bailey Brauer

BAIRD - Gregory Dolan Baird Obituary

Have some sad news. Friends called me last night to tell me Gregg died over the weekend, of pneumonia. What can I say? You never know. God bless. Denny Hart 6/21/13

So very sorry to hear about Greg. We just never know what life has in store for us. God bless you always. Julie Johnson 7/3/13

I have just read about Greg Baird. To say I was devastated would be an understatement. I missed talking to him by only a few days. I just wanted to post a statement about my sorrow and disappointment by his death. In a reverie about Greg and our cruising in his yellow '56 Chevy (through Twohey's) has put me in a very melancholy disposition. His death is a loss to all of us. He will be missed. James Betts 7/3/13

BASS - Paul Wayne Bass

I remember seeing Jim Jernigan, Rick Smith, and Paul Bass at our thirty-year reunion. I am so glad I attended the reunion because I got that chance to see them. Scarlett Larkin 7/3/13

I knew that Paul had died many years ago. He and I were in contact just before he passed away and he sent me some of his piano recordings. What a loss. Wende Hutchins Barker 7/3/13

I first met Paul at an MYF (Methodist Youth Fellowship) event when his piano skill blew me away. He was still in high school, but he played like a professional. How I wish I could hear him once again. Lorna Lund, 07/08/14

BERGER - Beverly Ann Berger Gold

BETHEL - Susan Louise Bethel Biro

BUSCH - Robert Hoberg Busch

Do you remember Bob Busch? He passed away a number of years ago. He was a neighbor, vacation buddy, and also worked at my Dads store. (The Circle-B Market on the corner of Primrose and Hellman) One of the best friends ever. Julie Johnson 7/3/13

In looking through my grammar school photos the other day, I saw Bob Busch in my kindergarten photo. What a cute little guy, and what a nice young man he became. I saw him once in awhile in high school, and he was always the same—friendly and smiling. I miss his smile. Lorna Lund, 07/08/14

CANNON - Kathleen (Kathy) Cannon Rodgers

CELLINO - Roxann Dee Cellino

CIACCIO - Frances Ann Ciaccio Schowalter

CLAUS - Tracy Raymond Claus Obituary

Tracy and I had quite a few classes together, and I remember his laugh more than anything. He knew how to work hard but also how to have fun. I was pleased to read about all the wonderful things he accomplished in his far-too-short lifetime. And I’m proud to say I knew him. Lorna Lund, 07/08/14

CLOOS - Helen Elizabeth Cloos Cripe

Helen and I went to grammar school together and were in the same Girl Scout troop. She was always very quiet and shy, but a sweet girl. Another we lost far too early. Lorna Lund, 07/08/14

COSBY - Charles Edward Cosby

COSGROVE - Suzanne Harriet Cosgrove

CROASDALE - Jane Catherine Kehner Croasdale Noel

CRONK - Dr. Donald Arthur Cronk

Donald Cronk always seemed a kindly person. So sorry he is gone, but I am sure he will not be forgotten. Diana (Smith) Lejins, 8/12/13

My memories of Donald are wonderful. He was kind, intelligent, and always had such a presence about him. I'm sorry to hear he is gone. Mary Jane (Maston) Harman 8/18/13

Don and I had quite a few classes together. He was a nice guy, shy but with a ready smile. I had hoped to see him at our 50th reunion and was saddened to learn he was gone. RIP, old friend. Lorna Lund, 07/08/14

Don was one of the live wires in Freshman and Sophomore English class - brilliant, opinionated and great fun. Wasn't he also the terrific Jud Fry in OKLAHOMA! during Junior year? (and as I recall, they didn't need a "double" to play Jud in the dream ballet - He did the stylized fight scene - and then carried Laurie off, holding her over his head.) Quite a guy! I remember that when I said I would be changing schools for my junior year, he exclaimed "WHAT?" indignantly - made me feel that I'd actually be missed. Now it's Don who is missed. Kathleen Huber, 07/26/14

ELLIS - Nancy Lynn Ellis

ERPENBACH - Nancy Lynne Erpenbach Blackburn

FAJARDO - James Claudio (Jim) Fajardo

What a gentle and fantastic person - always there to cheer one up when needed and always had a smile. He was very active in our church youth group and a friend to everyone he met. Mary Jane (Maston) Harman 8/18/13

Jim Fajardo was a member of the orchestra. He and I became good friends my 10th grade year and his 12th. I still remember the day his new VW arrived at the dealer. His parents gave it to him for graduation. When he was looking at colleges one Saturday, we drove out to the University of Redlands to have a look around. That night they had set up a Hootenanny. Fun times. Sorry he left us so early. Bob Korpal AHS ‘66, 07/07/14

I remember Jim and Jim McCormack hanging out together. Jim Fajardo was such a sweet and funny guy with a real appetite for learning. He made me laugh. I wish he were still here to do it again. Lorna Lund, 07/08/14

FELDMAN - Ronald Feldman

FENNING - Trina Howard Fenning Baker

I remember Trina as a sweet, shy girl who was very easy to like. I think she was originally from Sweden (or Norway?) (Her mother pronounced her name "Try-na") - but her English was perfect. Wonder what she went on to do? Wish there was time to ask her. Kathleen Huber, 07/26/14

FERGUSON - Bonnie Jean Ferguson Saryan

FITZGERALD - James Maurice (Jim) Fitzgerald

James "Jim" Fitzgerald was born in November 1945. He attended All Souls School and graduated in 1959. He went to Mission High School for one year before transferring to Alhambra. After graduating in January 1964, Jim attended PCC. In July 1966, Jim was drafted into the Army, where he spent most of his time in Texas. In September 1968, Jim returned to school at East LA College and Cal State LA and worked at the Alhambra Book Store. In the mid 1970s Jim went to work for his best friend, Dan Sehnert (AHS Class of 1963,) as the lot manager for Dan's family company in Baldwin Park. In 1979, Jim married his longtime girlfriend Helcia Hays (AHS Class of 1971). In 1980 Jim and Helcia had a baby daughter. Jim died in Febuary 1981 after a year long battle with cancer. RIP old friend. ‘Rockin’ Ron Lund, AHS ‘67, 7/22/13

FROOM - Betty Louise Froom Grainger

Betty was one of my good friends at AHS and we attended most of the reunions together. I will miss her so much at our 50th reunion. I will always remember her kindness and great friendship. Judy Rizzo Bisetti, AHS ‘64, 2/20/14

GARCIA - Alex Joe Garcia

GOWIN - Glenn Franklin Gowin

HAAS - Roxann Haas

HABICH - William Frank Habich

HAIR - Patricia Ann (Patty) Hair Nichols

Patty was my husband, Larry’s, first cousin once removed. (His mother and Patty’s dad were first cousins.) She lived diagonally across the street from Larry. We attended her wedding and were saddened when it didn’t work out. Larry’s mother adored her and stayed in touch because of her proximity. She kept us abreast of Patty’s situation. However, Patty became something of a recluse and rarely left the house as she got older. I prefer to remember her as the cute, smiling gal in high school with the boys flocking around her. Lorna Lund, 07/08/14

HAMBY - Dennis Michael Hamby

HARRINGTON - Valerie Ann Harrington Luckie

HAYDEN - Vincent James Hayden

HEACOCK - Ronald Lee Heacock

I remember Ron as a tall, quiet guy with a sweet smile. He was always polite and friendly. Since he was in Larry’s Boy Scout troop, he knew Ron as well. We were both sad to learn he had passed. Lorna Lund, 07/08/14

HINTON - Dorothy Laraine Hinton Dwyer

I was taken by surprise and totally shocked to see my dear friend Dorothy Hinton here. I was so looking forward to seeing her again next year. Dorothy and I met in kindergarten at Garfield School and became BFFs immediately. I then went to St. Therese School until 8th grade, so we didn’t see each other during that time. We reconnected in HS, although our interests and schedules differed a lot. It was so wonderful to see her at the 30th reunion, (I think that’s the correct year) and we stuck like glue to each other that night. Our husbands hit it off and enjoyed each other’s company while Dorothy and I happily ran around, seeing old friends together. She was always very shy and thanked me for helping her approach old friends that night. We weren’t close as far as seeing each other often but it was one of those things when you just “love” someone and the few times you see each other you instantly fall back into the old ways. So many good people gone already… Sharon Del Vero Hotchkin 7/4/13

I was so saddened when I called Dorothy last year to let her know about the 50th reunion, and her daughter told me her mom was gone. Dorothy was one of those sweet girls it was impossible not to like. She was pretty and as nice as she looked. I still wish she could have been with us this year. Lorna Lund, 07/08/14

HORNE - Linda Jean Horne Stark

HOUSTON - Richard James Houston

INGRAM - George Byron Ingram

JENKINS - Cheryle Gail (Cherry) Jenkins Quirino

JERNIGAN - James Gary Jernigan

I remember seeing Jim Jernigan, Rick Smith, and Paul Bass at our thirty-year reunion. I am so glad I attended the reunion because I got that chance to see them. Scarlett Larkin 7/3/13

We were neighbors and I loved seeing him at the last reunion. What a loss.Wende Hutchins Barker 7/3/13

JEWELL - Mary Jane Jewell Pettiford

There were two Mary Jane's in our 1964 - me and Mary Jane Jewell. I remember her smiles and laughter and she always had something kind to say - what a very special lady. Mary Jane (Maston) Harman 8/18/13

Mary Jane graduated from Marguerita Elementary School with me. I’ll always remember her sunny smile, her dimples, and the sound of her laughter. Lorna Lund, 07/08/14

JOHNSON - Michael Styles Johnson

KASTNER - Stephen Bartram Kastner

KENDALL - Thomas Rexford (Tom) Kendall

LAMKIN - Timothy Cleaveland (Tim) Lamkin

Tim you were such a special friend to so many of us - especially at the First Presbyterian Church. I remember so many activities, retreats and great times - we all will miss you so very much. Mary Jane (Maston) Harman 8/18/13

LYONS - Michael Louis Lyons

MACNIDER - James Macnider

James (Jim) Macnider was born in August 1946. He attended Marguerita School from kindergarten to 8th Grade. When at Marguerita, Jim played Little League Baseball at Granada Park for Ted Larsen Oldsmobile (The Rockets). Even though Jim was almost three years older, In 1959 we became very good friends, during the days of half day sessions. In the afternoons, we rode our bikes all over the San Gabriel Valley. After Jim graduated from Marguerita in 1960, he went on to Alhambra High School. Like many guys at the time, Jim became interested in cars. Who could ever forget the beautfull pearl blue 1957 Chevy BelAir he had his senior year? After graduating in June 1964, Jim worked for Sam Yokum Inc. and went to East Los Angeles Collage. In 1967, Jim was drafted into the Army serving for one year in Vietnam. After returning, Jim went back to work for Sam Yokum, married his long-time girlfriend Lauren Johnson (AHS class of 1966), and had one child. Over the years, Jim became active in restoring vintage aircraft and restored his own plane. In 1978, Jim was giving his uncle a ride, when a steering problem arose, the plane went down and crashed, killing both Jim and his uncle. RIP, my old friend. Rockin’ Ron Lund, AHS '67, 8/13/13

MARSTON - Jan Elizabeth Marston

Jan and I were "line" friends at school. Whenever we had to line up alphabetically we would always be next to each other. She was a great person - always fun and smiling. I am honored to be able to say I was one of her friends. Mary Jane (Maston) Harman 8/18/13

Jan attended Marguerita Elementary School for several years, and we sometimes met on the way. She was quite tall, and I was short, so we must have looked a bit strange together. She had a great laugh. Lorna Lund, 07/08/14

MCALLISTER - James Erwin McAllister

MORRIS - George William Morris, Jr. (MIA in Vietnam 1978)   VVMF Obituary   Find a Grave Obituary    Virtual Wall Obituary    Task Force Obituary

I saw where George Morris was MIA in Vietnam. I have updated information. George William Morris, Captain, USAF, was serving in the 23rd Tactical Air Support Squadron of the 56th Special Operating Wing at Nakhon Phanom Airbase, Thailand. On January 27, 1973, George was the co-pilot of an aircraft (possibly A26 Invader) on a search and rescue mission to locate a US Navy crew shot down 15 miles northwest of Quang Tri City 15 miles southeast of the DMZ. George’s aircraft was struck by ground fire and crash-landed. Both he and the pilot ejected safely and were reported captured. Ten hours later the Paris Peace Accords were finalized. Ten hours later..! He was never recovered. He was listed as dead, effective August 23, 1978. Theodore Simon, 8/5/13

MORRISSETTE - Melynnda Morrissette

NASSIEF - Pamela Jean (Pam) Nassief Sanbar Obituary

Pam was another grammar school friend. She was a sweet young lady and a lovely woman. We were friends on Facebook, where we caught up with each other. Her death came as quite a shock. She was upbeat right to the end. I still miss seeing her name on Facebook posts. Lorna Lund, 07/08/14

NJAVRO - Judith A. Njavro Robinson

NOBLEMAN - Louis Ray Nobleman

NUELLE - Jean Antoinette Nuelle Cooper

O’HALLORAN - Patricia Margaret (Pat) O'Halloran Rowe

PATTERSON - Patricia Ann Patterson Parkins

PAULSEN - Joe Dale Paulsen

PAWLAK - Helena Maria Pawlak Clay Obituary

We were neighbors and my sister and she were good friends. We knew her family, husband, son, and her sister. I moved to Oregon in 1981, but one time when Maria and her family were visiting her parents, her dad died at home, Maria was at Disneyland, and my Dad drove to Disneyland to track them down. I also stayed with her once when she lived in Northern California. Once when my dad was testing his new video camera, he recorded Maria while she was washing her car (she had a bikini top on). When she saw him, she came over. Her father, Mitchell Pawlak, was Polish. He met his wife Anna during WWII. He was a pilot as I recall. Sometimes when I would go to their house, he was angry and would yell at us for some unknown reason. Their house always smelled like goulash. Anna was Scottish, and the last time I saw her was a fluke. I was visiting in a store in Pasadena, and Anna was there. The last I knew about her she lived with or near Maria in Camarillo. I think her dad died after 1983 because after my daughter was born, I was visiting my dad and went to their home to show them my daughter. Her dad gave me $20. Maria was very beautiful as were her Mother and sister. I am very sorry to have read that she was gone. Brenda Bouvia Ingram AHS '70 7/9/13

Maria and I lived a few houses apart and she even made a surprise appearance at my graduation from Pepperdine even though I hadn't seen her for 3 years. She was a beautiful person inside and out. Harold Shrader, 8/9/13

Maria attended grammar school with me for a few years. She was beautiful inside and out. I last saw her at the reunion on the Queen Mary when I sat next to her. We had such a great time reconnecting and stayed in touch afterward. Her death still saddens me. Lorna Lund, 07/08/14

PETERS - Lynn Ann Peters

PETERSON - Audrey Jane Peterson Viselli

PLATO - Gloria Ann Plato Edlund

PLUMLEY - Diane Frances Plumley Kuhel Obituary

PRICE - Charles Warren (Chuck) Price

REAM - Dianne Eileen Ream Ayers

I was so sorry to hear that we have lost Dianne "Peanuts" Ream. She was a Granada School graduate and lived with her grandmother for as long as I could remember. I have fond memories of our friendship. Later she married Richard Steinberg and had twins. Seems like I recall her living over the old Garfield Theater. Lost track of her but would love to hear about her life and even get in touch with Richard if he is still around or her children. Diana Smith Lejins, 8/15/13

RHEIN - Jack William Rhein

RODGERS - Michele Ann Rodgers Preece

SALINAS - Robert Joseph Salinas

SCHOBERT - Stanley David Schobert

I still cry when I remember Stan. We went from kindergarten through high school together. He was my tormenter, cohort in crime, and dear friend. I stayed in touch with him for many years until he moved and I lost touch. I kept up with him through his sister-in-law, with whom I worked for a few years. I shed a few tears when I heard of his passing. Such a sweet and loving human being. Lorna Lund, 07/08/14

Stan was at Marguerita School with me, and was always one of the "Nice Guys" - never made fun of anyone - Just a natural gentleman. The last time I saw him was during intermission at Center Theatre Group's brilliant CANDIDE somewhere in the late 1960s. Like me, he was wild with excitement about the show and the production - I realize now that we probably had a lot in common. But by the time technology made it possible to track people down, he was gone. Hope your life was happy, Stan - You deserved it. Kathleen Huber, 07/26/14

SHAW - Pamela Lynn Wales Shaw Lippincott

SILLICK - Thomas Howard (Tom) Sillick

SLIPICH - Mark William Slipich

SLOANE - Wayne William Sloane

SMITH - Dr. D. Richard (Rick) Smith Obituary

I remember seeing Jim Jernigan, Rick Smith, and Paul Bass at our thirty-year reunion. I am so glad I attended the reunion because I got that chance to see them. Scarlett Larkin 7/3/13

SMITH - Donald Lawrence Smith

SOTO - Andrew Victor Soto

TALBOT - Gilbert Clayton Talbot

VALENTI - Michael Frank Valenti

VAUGHN - Darlene Vaughn Brown Obituary

She lived a couple of doors down from me on Second Street. She was very sweet and a wonderful friend. She was compassionate and caring. I had so looked forward to seeing her and am so sad that she won’t be there. Laura McCoy Carver, 08/01/14

VENZKE - Michael Venzke Obituary

VIANCOUR - David Allen Viancour

WAGENAAR - Dirk Wagenaar, Jr.

Dirk Wagenaar, John Teresa, and I spent the summer in Europe in 1966. We used Dirk's relatives' homes in Amsterdam as our base. Many happy memories. Bruce Leeds 7/6/13

Dirk and I were real buddies from the time he arrived from Holland in about 1958 or 1959 when we were in 8th grade or maybe even 7th grade at Park School. Miss Martin, our teacher for both grades, was the best blessing that happened for both of us to give us confidence going into high school. We kept hanging around together through high school though both of us seldom if ever had any classes together besides P.E. Dirk was a serious boy and a deep thinker, so he probably helped shape my academic inclination, being more apt to play, have fun being a boy and working a lot on my daily paper route and later as a box-boy at the local Star Market on East Main Street, where I worked for three years. Dirk only lived two blocks away from us so we did lots of stuff together. John Theresa, Dirk and I often hung out together and were privileged often to join Mr. Win Smoyer (our Social Studies teacher) on church work bee weekends at Cedar Lake near Big Bear. When we got to college after AHS, Dirk bought my Encyclopedia Britannica from me for $50 that I had labored all through high school (4 long years) just to pay off. (I bought it just before starting 9th grade at AHS). Dennis Petersen, 08/07/14

WALKER - John Charles Walker

WANECEK - Angela Wanecek

One of my favorite photos from The Moor in our senior year is of me showing our senior sweater emblem to Angie. I love it because it brings back the memory of the day it was taken and the laughter and smiles we shared. She was so pleased to have been a part of our class, if only for one year. I am happy we were able to track her down, but sad because she is no longer with us. Lorna Lund, 07/08/14

WASHBURN - Timothy William Washburn Obituary

Tim lived around the corner, and we went all through school together. I lost track of him after high school, so I was taken aback when I heard of his death. So sad, and much too soon. Lorna Lund, 07/08/14

WECKSLER - Isadora Wecksler Lomhoff

WELLS - Bonita Jeanne (Bonnie) Wells

One of my fondest memories with Bonnie was doing our hair into "French twists" lol. Loved her laughter, she was a good friend and will always hold a special place in my heart. Mary Jane (Maston) Harman 8/18/13

We were very close friends. She was extremely artistic and creative. It’s sad that her talent couldn’t have been fully realized. She was compassionate and caring, and she will be missed. Laura McCoy Carver, 08/01/14

WHEELER - Linda Maureen Wheeler Correll Tribute

I didn’t know Linda well in high school, although I certainly remember her. We reconnected on Facebook, and I enjoyed seeing her posts and getting to know her again. She allowed us to share her struggle with cancer and her final days. I miss this gracious, lovely, and beautiful lady, and feel blessed to have known her. Lorna Lund, 07/08/14

WHITE - Stephen Michael White Obituary

WHITEHEAD - Ronald W. Whitehead

WIELENGA - Henry Kresker Wielenga

WILLIAMS - Richard Earl Williams

WISHON - Paul Morton Wishon II

Paul and I were best friends from the age of 5 at Fremont Elementary school until the end, which came all too soon when he was in the Air Force during Vietnam. I was the Best Man at his wedding, which was also the last time I saw him. Even though our fathers did not get along at all, they were fortunately both fond of both Paul and me. Paul was very outgoing and always trying to set me up with blind dates, whether or not I had a girlfriend at the time. I've missed him for over 30 years. Harold Shrader, 8/9/13

YACOUB - Redamis Guirguis Yacoub

My name is Carl Yacoub, and I live in Delaware. My father’s younger brother was Redamis Yacoub, the man who got me my first job as a kid, was a lot of fun to hang with, and got me interested in chemistry which became my college major. Sadly he passed away in 2012 in his home in Cairo, Egypt. I can tell you that the time he spent and the friends and memories he made at Alhambra were his greatest treasures. In our family, Uncle Riri always regaled us with stories of his arriving in California from Egypt, and being welcomed in to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bass. I am sorry to be the bearer of these sad tidings. Time and distance kept us further apart than I would have liked. The fiftieth reunion in September this year will be one alumnus short, but I know he’ll be there in spirit. I wish you great success in your reunion. How happy I would have been to know that he was there among old friends.  RIP, Uncle Redamis. Carl Yacoub, 5/15/14


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