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    • CommentAuthorAdmin
    • CommentTimeJun 4th 2007
    This is a place to list people from Camden High School or Cambrian Park notables who have passed away. Fond or funny memories would be nice!
    • CommentAuthorTom Rose
    • CommentTimeJun 8th 2007
    It is with great sadness that I report the passing of Camden High faculty member Will Finck June seventh at the age of seventy-seven. Death was sudden, the result of a heart attack. Will taught at Camden between the years of 1959 and 1980. After leaving Camden he continued to teach as well as serving as a school counselor. In retirement, Will continued to work with young people in a volunteer capacity until his death. Will also established The Camden Foundation in 2001 and served as its president. I worked with Will at the foundation and found him to be one of the kindest and gentlest people I have ever had the privilege of meeting.

    In 2001 I asked Will to write an article on his life for issue number seven of the online version of Cougars’ Tales. That article, as well as three photos of Will taken in the sixties, the seventies and the year 2001, can be found at

    Tom Rose, 74
    • CommentAuthorTom Rose
    • CommentTimeJun 9th 2007
    I regret to announce the passing of Camden High faculty member Dennis
    Craig at age 63 from an apparent heart attack on June sixth. Dennis was a
    popular teacher who began at Camden in 1966 and continued teaching through
    1979. He was a regular attendee at the annual Camden All Year Reunion and
    enjoyed speaking with former students there. A memorial service is
    planned for 5:00 pm, Friday, June 15th at the Adam's Apple Grill & Bar,
    923 West Hamilton Avenue in Campbell (across the street from the Mervyn's
    department store.)

    Tom Rose, 74
    • CommentAuthorsamkaeding
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2008
    Today June 16, 2008 Diania Kaeding from the Class of 1968 passed away from a heart attack. She was a loving Grandmother and sister of Sam Kaeding, Ray Robertson and Sheila Barrett. She will be greatly missed by all of us.
    • CommentAuthorAdmin
    • CommentTimeJun 26th 2008
    Vincenzo "Vince" Marin Cusella May 13, 1952 - June 23, 2008 Vincent Cusella,
    56, met final comfort in the arms of our Lord on June 23rd, 2008. Vince, a
    native San Jose resident was raised by his parents Giovani and Jean Cusella
    who both proceed him. He attended Camden High School where he played sports
    and was a graduate of San Jose State. In 1991 he founded General Lighting
    Services, Inc. It was a profession Vince proudly practiced for over 30
    years, and his name recognition stands strong as an outstanding service
    member in both the private and public sector. On August of 1993 he united in
    a loving one-of-a-kind marriage with his beloved wife, Christina Amara
    Cusella. It was a union like no other, and their precious daughter Amara
    Gianna Cusella soon followed. His unconditional love, examples of strong
    family values, and devotion to faith shall forever guide Christina and Amara
    now and forever. Vince had a significant influence at St. Frances Cabrini
    parish where he was a life long parishioner. He served on the parish and
    finance council for many terms. Vince was a member of various organizations
    including; Italian Catholic Federation governing committee, Men's Club,
    School Advisory Committee, Men's Prayer Group, Eucharist ministry, Adoration
    chapel, and Fiesta Bocce committee. Among all of this he helped create St.
    Frances Cabrini Bocce courts, for it was his favorite pass time. Vince used
    the courts and his enthusiasm for the game to instruct young students who
    were recognized by the US Bocce Federation Group. Vince was a man of great
    charity, working tirelessly to raise money for Cooley's Anemia Foundation,
    The American Cancer Society, and many others. Vince was a gracious, humble
    man who respected everyone and harbored no ill will towards anyone. Our
    lives are forever changed by all that he did. When you attend St. Francis
    Cabrini know that he provided the church with the power to illuminate
    through-out and also from within. His reflection will shine for all to see
    for many years to come.
    • CommentAuthorAdmin
    • CommentTimeJul 1st 2008
    Andy Rimbault from the Camden Class of 1968 passed
    away on June twenty-third after a long battle against cancer. The 1966
    Memini lists Andy as a member of the varsity football and baseball teams,
    Choir Representative and a student council and 7/11 member.
    • CommentAuthorAdmin
    • CommentTimeJul 5th 2008
    I am writing to let people know that Bill Slocum (class of '67) passed away in December of 07. Bill worked in Real Estate in the bay area.
    • CommentAuthorAdmin
    • CommentTimeSep 14th 2008
    Scott Irwin of the Camden Class of 1965 passed away on September eleventh, seven days after being diagnosed with cancer of the pancreas. Scott was a ski instructor for 38 years at Alta Ski Resort in Utah and also taught middle school in Salt Lake City.
    • CommentAuthorsabalsmom
    • CommentTimeNov 18th 2008 edited
    (Class of 1976) - Thomas Michael Bohn Oct. 15, 1958 - Oct. 29, 2008 Thomas Michael Bohn, beloved husband, father and son passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Wednesday October 29th, 2008 in Gilroy, California at the age of 50. Tom courageously and wholeheartedly fought his battle against cancer until the day it finally took his life. Tom was an incredible loving, caring man who had a passion for love, life, family and God. Tom cherished his family, friends, work and even golf! Tom lived his life just as he loved God, with honesty, conviction and faith. Tom believed that God has a master plan and accepted his role as a faithful son and servant in this grand plan. Throughout Tom's illness, his courage, spirit and faith remained strong and unwavering. Tom was a well-respected member of the San Jose Fire Department and took great pride and dedication in his work and more importantly to the people he worked for and with. Tom grew up in and around the San Jose Fire Department. As many little boys, Tom was thrilled when he realized his dream to become a fireman just like his father. Midway through Tom's career he went back to school and obtained his Master's degree in Business Administration to further focus his talents on business aspects in Fire Department Administration. Tom is survived by his best friend and wife of 25 years, Robin Bohn, his daughter Angelica (Angel) Bohn, his son Aaron Bohn of Portland Oregon, his granddaughter Lorena Marie Rosl of Hahnbach süss, Germany and his parents Theodore and Dorothy Bohn of Redmond, Oregon. Tom touched many hearts and will be lovingly and fondly remembered and deeply missed. Funeral services will be held Tuesday November 4th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Morgan Hill. Tom will be laid to rest at Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery in Los Altos. The San Jose Fire Department is also planning a memorial service to celebrate Tom's Fire Department life and career on Friday November 7th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph's Cathedral Basilica in San Jose. This is also the church in which Tom was baptized and where Tom and Robin celebrated their 25th Anniversary wedding mass. Donations can be made in Tom's honor to the
    Published in the San Jose Mercury News on 11/2/2008
    • CommentAuthorAdmin
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2008
    Dan Galloway from Camden's Class of 1973 has passed on, the obituary below
    is from the Mercury News.
    Tom Rose, 74

    Daniel Louis Galloway 07/30/1955 - 11/25/2008 Beloved husband for 33 years
    to Lydia Curiel Galloway. Dear father to Daniel, Paul , Sabrina. Loving
    grandfather to Angelica, Paul, Daniel, Isaiah, Angel, Richard. Loved by his
    father Bert and wife Rose, Son of Bert and (the late) Victoria Galloway.
    Brother to Pat, (the late) Bert, Loretta, Dolores, Eddie, Roxanne, Roseanne,
    Richard, Gloria, Tish, Sean. Memorial Service Mon. 12/1, 6:30 p.m. at Chapel
    of Flowers 900 S. Second Street, San Jose. Last viewing Tues. 12/2,
    11:30-12:30 pm. Graveside service and burial at Calvary Cemetery, Alum Rock
    Ave. Tues. 12/2, 1:00 p.m.
    • CommentAuthorAdmin
    • CommentTimeDec 8th 2008
    I am saddened to report that Judy Rush from Camden's Class of 1966 passed away yesterday evening following a long illness. Judy was very active as a student at Camden and lived a very interesting and sometimes unusual life. She remained a big supporter of Camden throughout her time here on earth, she was one of the originators of the annual All Year Camden Reunion and served on the board of The Camden Foundation from its inception. She will be greatly missed.

    Tom Rose, 74
    • CommentAuthorjcjandrews
    • CommentTimeMar 12th 2009
    There are a few i needed to add sincd its been a few years since I have contributed. Alex Furmanski class of 72 passed away in August 2007 in Oroville Ca. He was my best friend as children growing up in Campbell. We attended Farnham Elem School together, i moved in 1966 but we kept in touch an reconnected when he moved to No Cal in1986. He is sorely missed. William Mercer who would have graduated in 1960 died in Dec 2005. He was my ex brother in law. God bless both of them
    • CommentAuthorAdmin
    • CommentTimeMay 12th 2009
    Linda Wooten from the Camden Class of 1972 passed away last week. The
    Memini lists Linda as being in the GAA Commission and a member of the Teen
    Club. The obituary below is from the Mercury News.
    Tom Rose, 74

    Linda Darleen Stephenson Sept. 12, 1953 - May 6, 2009 Born Linda Wootton at
    Hamilton Air Force Base in San Rafael, CA. She spent her very early years
    traveling from base to base with her family. They finally settled in San
    Jose where she graduated from Camden High School in 1972. Linda was a
    dedicated and beloved employee at Crestwood Center in San Jose for 32 years.
    She lived life to the fullest - always celebrating with friends and family.
    Linda and Jeff were married on August 29, 1987. She is survived by her
    husband and her brother, John Wootton. Viewing will be Tuesday, May 12.
    Funeral service will be Wednesday, May 13 at 10:00 am at the Oak Hill
    Memorial Park in San Jose.

    Published in San Jose Mercury News on 5/10/2009
    • CommentAuthorAdmin
    • CommentTimeJul 4th 2009
    I have been informed that Kevin Erik Hill from the Camden Class of 1976
    passed away recently. Kevin is listed in the yearbook as a member of CSF,
    the Letterman's Club, Frosh Soph and Varsity Baseball, Frosh Soph and
    Varsity Basketball and Frosh Soph Cross Country.

    Tom Rose, 74
    • CommentAuthorRFriberg
    • CommentTimeSep 20th 2009
    Leland David Draper "Lee"

    Leland "Lee" David Draper Dec. 1, 1950-Sept. 9, 2009 Lee found his way Home on 09/09/09. Lee is survived by his sisters' Sue Shirley and Deni Silberstein, his wife and best friend Sue 'Susie', his extraordinary children Matt, Kelsey, Jeremy and Mandy, and his most adored grand children Kadelyn and Jameson. Lee planned an event for Sat., Sept. 26, in Scotts Valley. Please contact: or call (831) 440-9218 for details. In lieu of flowers the family hopes you'll consider donating blood or platelets at amandac@ or the Red Cross.

    Published in San Jose Mercury News on September 20, 2009
    • CommentAuthorAdmin
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2010
    I just wanted to pass along the information that my cousin, Ron Lampreda who graduated from Camden in 1960 passed away last week. I believe it was the 7th of January. He died in Banning, CA where he lived with his wife Pat. He is survived by his wife, Pat, son Ron and his daughter Kelly, his Mom and two brothers Hank and Bob. We all went to Camden. They had a memorial service for him today in Banning. If I can get any other information I will pass it on. I know Ron & Pat were big supporters of Camden sports when their kids were going to school at Camden also.
    Mary-Anne (Lampreda) Ward
    Class of 1965
    • CommentAuthorAdmin
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th 2010
    I just word of Benny Mendez passing away last week. For a while he was manager of the bar on Woodard and Union.

    R.I.P. Benny
    • CommentAuthorAdmin
    • CommentTimeMar 20th 2010
    Ruben Albert Cabrera Resident of San Jose Oct. 4, 1953 - Mar.15, 2010 Loving
    husband, father, son, and loyal Giants fan. He is survived by his loving
    wife of 30 years, Sadie; parents, Ida and Albert; children, Chez (owner of
    Eclipse Tanning and Fitness) and Adrea; grandchildren, Landon and Donovan;
    and his sister, Ada. Friends and family are invited to attend a visitation
    on Sunday, March 21 from 5-8pm at Transfiguration Catholic Church at 4325
    Jarvis Ave., San Jose. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, March 22, 2010 at
    10am at Transfiguration. Arrangements by BEDDINGFIELD FUNERAL SERVICE

    Ruben was well liked at Camden and was voted "Best Dressed" in his senior
    year. He was a hair stylist who worked in the Campbell area.
    • CommentAuthorAdmin
    • CommentTimeAug 14th 2010
    I have been informed that Barry Schlaeger was from the Camden Class of 1975
    although I could not find him in the yearbooks. Below is his obituary from
    the San Jose Mercury News.
    Tom Rose, 74

    Barry (Bear) Schlaeger

    Resident of San Jose

    Born on 11/27/56 in Mpls MN. Died on 8/5/10 in San Jose, CA. Barry was kind,
    creative, artistic and mechanically inclined. He was a free spirit. Say hi
    to everyone, grab a beer, and we will see you when we do. Love you, the
    Schlaeger family, relatives and friends.
    Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on August 10, 2010
    • CommentAuthorAdmin
    • CommentTimeOct 3rd 2010
    Susan Jean "Nana" Bertaccini-Coronado

    Resident of Felton

    Oct. 16, 1958-Sept. 28, 2010

    A native of San Jose, Sue passed away unexpectedly early Tuesday morning. She graduated from Camden High School, Class of 1976, and earned her Associates of Science degree in Early Childhood Education from Ca¤ada College in 2008, becoming a licensed preschool teacher. After working at Stanford for fifteen years, she owned and operated "The Tot Spot," a daycare center and preschool in her home in Menlo Park for nearly 20 years, affecting the lives of countless children and their families. She retired to Felton with her husband, and volunteered her time as a sponsor to people in recovery.

    Sue will be most remembered for her laughter and smiles. Her gregarious personality was larger than this life, and she will be truly missed by everyone who knew her. She is survived by her husband Frank Coronado, daughters April and Victoria Coronado, daughter-in-law Catherine Duhring, son Frank Anthony Coronado, grandchildren Samantha and Nathan Coronado, mother and father Margaret and Frederick Bertaccini, brother Mike Bertaccini, his wife Joanne, their children Tricia Taylor, Sarah Davis, and Brian Bertaccini, great-niece Kassey Taylor, and great-nephew Aiden Rodriguez.

    There will be a celebration of her life on Tuesday, October 5th, at 7:00 pm at the San Lorenzo Valley Fellowship, 9636 Hwy 9, Ben Lomond, CA.

    A memorial fund will be opened. For more information, please contact her daughter April, InMemoryOf
    Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on October 3, 2010
    • CommentAuthorAdmin
    • CommentTimeOct 28th 2010
    Eric Bunnell

    Resident of San Jose

    Eric left us far too early. He will be deeply missed by his father Millard
    Bunnell, his children Allison and Paul Bunnell, their mother Lisa Randazzo
    Bunnell, his sisters Phyllis (Dave), Joan (Gary) Carol (Jeff) along with
    numerous nieces and nephews, extended family and girlfriend, Linda Velo.
    Eric was preceded in death by his mother, Mary.

    Eric was proudly employed by E.M. Godley Paving Co. as Field Supervisor.
    Eric was active in youth baseball. He loved the outdoors, hunting and

    Viewing will be held on Wed. Oct. 27, 9:00am until 10:00am, DARLING
    FISCHER-Chapel of the Hills, 615 N. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos followed by
    services at St. Christopher's Church at 11:00am, 2278 Booksin Ave., San
    • CommentAuthorAdmin
    • CommentTimeNov 18th 2010
    Gayle Claire Furtado Hamilton

    Resident of San Jose

    69, died peacefully at home on October 16 after battling breast and ovarian
    cancer for 14 years.

    Gayle was a native of Campbell, California, and raised her family in San
    Jose for the past 43 years. She graduated from Camden High School in 1959,
    San Jose State University in 1996 and later earned a Masters in Special
    Education from Santa Clara University. She enriched the lives of many
    students, parents and colleagues over the past 25 years working as a Special
    Education teacher in both the Union and Franklin McKinley School Districts.

    Gayle is survived by daughters Holly Hamilton and Heather Hamilton Brown,
    brother Richard Furtado, grandchildren Layne and Claire Burnett and Aaron
    and Anderson Brown.

    A Celebration of Life gathering will be held at The Seascape Resort in Aptos
    on Saturday November 13 from 12-5pm.

    For more information go to:
    Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on October 31,
    • CommentAuthorAdmin
    • CommentTimeJan 16th 2011
    Janet Wilson Andersen, Resident of San Jose

    Born May 8, 1958 and died December 20, 2010, age 52, after a 22 month battle
    with cancer. She is survived by her husband of 33 years James Andersen, son
    Ryan, mother-in-law Carol Andersen and siblings Robert Shopshire (Kathie),
    Joan Wilson Murphee and Jane Wilson. Her parents Bill and Ann Wilson
    preceded her in death. Janet also leaves behind many long time friends.

    Janet attended Camden High School and John Robert Powers Modeling School.

    She was employed for over 35 years as a legal assistant in the medical
    malpractice/ personal injury field of law. Janet enjoyed boating, travel,
    good food and wine and loved spending time at their second home in Mariposa
    with family and friends. She faced and fought cancer with a smile and hope
    and lived life on her terms. She will be missed by many. May she rest in

    Private services will be held on February 5, 2011. Memorial donations may be
    made to Hospice of the Valley or the American Cancer Society.

    Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on January 15,
    • CommentAuthorAdmin
    • CommentTimeJan 16th 2011
    David Lanoie from Camden's Class of 1972 was killed in a hunting accident
    last Wednesday, a funeral mass will be held this Tuesday at St. Lucy's in
    Campbell. His obituary from the Mercury News is below.

    Tom Rose, 74

    David Lanoie

    Resident of Gilroy

    Born on December 20, 1953 in San Jose and entered into rest on January 12,
    2011 in Dos Palos, CA.

    David is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Carol; his children, Sean
    Lanoie (Seana) of San Jose, and Stacy Christofferson (James) of Jackson, WY;
    grandchildren, William Lanoie, Danica & Kylie Christofferson; and numerous
    other relatives and friends. He was a plumbing contractor for 30 years.

    A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, January 18 at 9:30am at St.
    Lucy's 2350 Winchester Blvd., Campbell. Arrangements by BEDDINGFIELD FUNERAL
    SERVICE (408) 777-8100.
    Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County
    • CommentAuthorAdmin
    • CommentTimeFeb 5th 2011
    Kathleen Bull, longtime Director of Education at Camden High, passed away
    February third, a memorial service is tentatively planned for May first.
    Miss Bull spent nineteen years at Camden, beginning as Assistant Principal
    in the fall of 1960.
    • CommentAuthorAdmin
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2011
    Howard Lee Matts

    Resident of San Jose

    54, died Friday April, 8, 2011 in San Jose. Born September 8, 1956 at San
    Jose Hospital.

    Howard is survived by his children, Travis Matts of Arizona and Terah Matts
    of Discovery Bay, mother, Shirley Williams of Tracy, sister, Diane Smith,
    brothers, Dale Matts, Leonard Matts, Bob Matts and Gene Matts,
    sisters-in-law, April Matts and Daneen Matts, 13 loving nieces and nephews
    and 7 great nieces and nephews.

    Howard's loves were his children, his motorcycle and his two cats. He was
    multi-talented, loved to joke, enjoyed karaoke and riding his Harley, had
    many friendships and made an impact on many people's lives.

    Memorial Services will be held on Friday, April 15 at 2:00 p.m. at Chapel of
    the Hills, 615 North Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos.

    Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on April 13, 2011
    • CommentAuthorAdmin
    • CommentTimeJul 21st 2011
    No Longer With Us - Kenneth James Wiens, Class of 1975

    Resident of San Jose

    53, died unexpectedly on Friday, July 8, 2011 of a heart attack while in Lake Tahoe with his family. Ken was a devoted husband, father, son, brother, grandfather and uncle. He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Janie.

    A memorial service will be held on Friday, July 22, 11:00 a.m., at Hillside Church, 545 Hillsdale Ave., San Jose, 95136; 408-269-4782, www.

    Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on July 20, 2011
    • CommentAuthorAdmin
    • CommentTimeAug 6th 2011
    No Longer With Us
    I have been informed that Kim Jones from Camden's class of 1979 lost her battle with cancer today. The yearbook lists Kim as a Song Girl, Flower Girl, Trackette and Homecoming Queen as well as playing on the hockey and badminton teams.
    • CommentAuthorAdmin
    • CommentTimeAug 17th 2011
    For a complete listing of those no longer with us including faculty go to:
    • CommentAuthorAdmin
    • CommentTimeAug 25th 2011
    Stanley Edwards, died April 9, 1994 after a long battle of cancer. He was the class of 1962.
    • CommentAuthorAdmin
    • CommentTimeNov 19th 2011
    Noreen Roulin
    Noreen Renee Vaughn Roulin 49, born May 23, 1962 passed away Friday, November 18 after a breif illness surrounded by her family. She is survived by her husband Scott of San Jose Ca, Son Jeremy (Katie) Roulin, Grandson Jack Joseph of Oregon, Parents Jack and Geneva Vaughn of Ceres , Siblings; Pam Shaw, Jeannette Ramsay-Sheetz (Jim) of Modesto, Gary Vaughn (Pam) of Hilmar. Also, many loving neices and nephews.

    A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Monday November 21, 2011 at 11:00 am at the Unity Church of Modesto 2467 Veneman Ave. Modesto, Ca 95356

    In lieu of Flowers donations may be made to Susan G Komen Foundation
    Class of 1980
    • CommentAuthorAdmin
    • CommentTimeMar 16th 2012
    Chuck Bonasera, Class of 1966, No Longer With Us

    Chuck passed away this week, according to the yearbook he was in Varsity Track, Utilities Commission, the Senior Play and the Junior Prom Committee. Below is his obituary.

    Charles J. "Chuck" Bonasera

    Resident of Dublin, CA

    Chuck passed away peacefully on March 1, 2012 surrounded by the love of his family. He was born in San Jose in 1948, graduated from Camden High School and the University of Phoenix where he was Valedictorian of his class.

    A memorial service will be held on Monday, March 12, 2012 at 10:00AM at WestGate Church, 1735 Saratoga Avenue, San Jose, CA.
    Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on March 9, 2012
    • CommentAuthorAdmin
    • CommentTimeJul 4th 2012
    Charles Freeman Crowell, Sr.

    Sept. 20, 1941-June 30, 2012
    Resident of San Jose
    Charles, also known as Chuck, entered into rest on June 30, 2012 in San Jose, CA. Chuck was born in Glendale, CA. and moved to San Jose in 1957.
    He graduated from Camden High School in 1959. That same year he enlisted in the US Navy . In 1967 he joined the San Jose Police Reserves until he retired in 2003. He continued to work as a security officer until April 2012. He loved spending time visiting with his family and friends, traveling to Hawaii and Viet Nam, and writing his autobiography. Chuck is survived by his wife, Duy Tuyet; his children Terry (Marty), Charles, Jr, (Marina), Todd, and Renee (Frank) and grandchildren,Christopher, Caden, Eric, Marissa, Sophia, Samantha, Sheila, Nathaniel, Skylar, Angelica, Andrew and Frankie. Also by his brothers, Dick, Russ, Glenn and Brian, sister-in-laws, cousins and many nieces and nephews.
    Friends and family are invited to the visitation on Friday, July 6, 2012 from 5-9 p.m. and the funeral service on Saturday, July 7, at 11 a.m. at the Darling Fischer chapel.
    • CommentAuthorAdmin
    • CommentTimeOct 30th 2012
    Herman Osorio
    November 22, 1932 - October 15, 2012
    Resident of Lincoln, CA
    Herman Eric Osorio, 79, passed away on October 15, 2012 at home. Born November 22, 1932 in Honolulu, Hawaii, he is survived by two sons, a daughter in-law, two grandsons, a grand-daughter in-law, one great-grandson, his beloved brother Jack, sister in-law and several nieces, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
    Herman moved with his family to Santa Cruz when he was 15, and graduated from Santa Cruz High School. He was most proud of his 22 years teaching at Camden High School, which he began after graduating from San Jose State University. He then embarked on a second career in sales and later spent a few years volunteering as a lobbyist. He fully 'retired' just recently and looked forward to volunteering and continuing his political advocacy. A veteran, Herman spent his service time in post-war Germany along with his brother. His many friends appreciated his wit, keen intelligence, and his intense interest in progressive politics and football - especially the 49ers!
    But Herman's greatest pleasure was spending time in person and online with his immediate family, as well as his extended "family", which included a few close friends and the many people he made an impact on over the years, especially former students.
    Per his wishes, the family will hold a private remembrance. He will be cremated and his remains returned to his beloved home state of Hawaii where he recently spent a wonderful vacation with his family.
    • CommentAuthorAdmin
    • CommentTimeMay 8th 2013
    Robbie Baird, Class of 1974

    Roberta (Robbie) Baird Allgeyer passed away April 30, 2013. Her family wanted friends to know that, "Roberta lost her battle with her illness."
    • CommentAuthorAdmin
    • CommentTimeNov 16th 2013
    Steve McVeigh ( Ida Price and Camden,1969) passed away from cancer in early October 2013.
    • CommentAuthorAdmin
    • CommentTimeJan 1st 2014 edited
    Robert Sturgis Wilson
    Resident of San Jose
    Born into this world on June 12th, 1956, Rob Wilson slipped peacefully into the next life on December 23rd, 2013. Robbie was a graduate of Camden High School , Class of 1974. A brilliant individual, Rob was a lover of books and devoured many. He was a student of, and an expert on, good music, sharing his love for Bruce Springsteen and Steve Earle with us all. Nothing brought more pleasure to Rob than a good road trip with good friends and all he ever asked of them was for light-hearted but smart conversation while they enjoyed the lands they traveled. Rob is survived by his dear companion Cody, who accompanied him until the very end. Friends of Rob ask only for your prayers, for the downtrodden, the abused, and the less fortunate. He is at peace, and now wishes the same for us all.
    • CommentAuthorAdmin
    • CommentTimeMar 9th 2014
    Layne Ellen Dorr passed away peacefully on March 1, 2014 at the age of 63.

    Layne was born in San Jose, Ca on February 5, 1951. She graduated from Camden High School in 1969. After graduation from high school Layne followed her heart to Hawaii and back. She went on to earn the hearts, love and respect of the staff and children she worked with at Neil Cummins Elementary School over the past 30+ years. She was dedicated to her job and friends in the shipping industry where she worked for more than 25 years. In that time, Layne made her way from company secretary to vice president.

    Layne was a lover of life, shopping, music, concerts, and good food. She was a daughter, sister, auntie and mom. She was a best friend to many, a listener, a straight shooter, a generous giver of herself, her money and her time. She was a believer in the power of positive thinking, astrology, the Blessed Mother and a supporter of the underdog. She was a San Francisco Giants' baseball fan to her very core. The sound of her heartbeat was HUMMMMMMMMM baby.
    • CommentAuthorAdmin
    • CommentTimeMay 9th 2014
    Bill Shipway
    Thought I would share some sad news to you all. William (Bill) Shipway class of 1968 (I believe) passed away on May 5th 2014. Bill was my husband's Joe's lifelong friend. Bill's obituary is in the San Jose Mercury News today. Bill lived in Newark for many years with his wife and son. He will be missed by many.
    • CommentAuthorAdmin
    • CommentTimeMay 18th 2014
    David Anthony Mezzetta
    March 8, 1952 - May 13, 2014
    Resident of Fremont
    David Anthony Mezzetta passed away on Tuesday after a brave fight with cancer. He was loved by so many people from all over.
    Dave was born in San Jose, CA to parents Eduardo Mezzetta and Ellen DalPoggetto-Mezzetta and graduated from Camden High School, going on to earn a degree from San Jose State. Dave was a self employed tax preparer, where he found many life-long friends (and his wonderful wife!) among clients and colleagues. A lover of sports and the San Francisco Giants, he was a longtime bowler and member of the 19th Holers Golf Club. Dave was fortunate enough to travel the world, but his favorite places were Clearlake, Reno and Vegas. Some would call him an avid gambler, but anyone who knew Dave would just call him a winner.
    Dave is survived by his loving wife Kathy and their sons Matt and Eddie. He is also survived by his sister Aldine Grisenti (Charles) of San Jose and Elaine Davis (Tom) of Campbell and was The Godfather to Paula Walkup (Ben). Dave leaves behind a large, loving, extended family as well.
    Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 20, 9am at the Old Mission San Jose Church, 43300 Mission Blvd., Fremont, CA 94539. Private burial at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery in Santa Clara, CA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Dave to the American Cancer Society , 1710 Webster St., Ste A, Oakland, CA 94612.
    - See more at:
    • CommentAuthorAdmin
    • CommentTimeAug 29th 2014
    Gayle Ann Little
    October 29, 1954 – August 21, 2014
    Resident of San Jose, CA
    Gayle Little, 59 years old, went to be with her Lord on August 21, 2014 unexpectedly. Born in San Jose, CA, a graduate of Camden High School and a graduate of San Jose State University, with honors.
    Gayle worked many years at General Electric Corporation in San Jose as a Quality Control Inspector, but spent most of her professional life teaching at Sunnyvale School District at Columbia Middle School, Bishop and, most recently, Ellis Elementary. She loved teaching children for 20+ years and devoted herself to making a difference in their lives. She shared her love of reading, art, music and California history with her students.
    Gayle enjoyed tea parties, vacationing with family on house boating trips at Lake Shasta, camping trips to Yosemite, snow skiing at Lake Tahoe and trips to Disneyland. She also traveled to Europe and the Caribbean. Nothing gave her greater joy than her nephews, great-nephews and great-niece.
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