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Randolph "Mike" Marshall, '38, a highly decorated World War II Veteran, died in early December, 2000.
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Graphic from Mt. Diablo High's 1910 Acta (yearbook).
Peter J. Kramer, former MDHS coach, teacher, and vice principal, died November 27, 1985.

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Ferdinand "Ferd" Diel, MDHS principal for 24 years, and a native of Fresno, died August 27, 1988 in Willows, CA at the age of 79.

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Marjorie Ann Silva, dynamic MDHS art teacher for 32 years, died in July, 1987.

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Margaret S. McCradie
October 12, 1891 - December 30, 1985
Keith Godchaux
July 19, 1948 - July 23, 1980
Tom Webb, respected teacher
October 10, 1929 - August 8, 2001
Teacher Louis Castille
Alumnus and Teacher, Russell Oliver.
A $200 scholarship is given each year in Oliver's name to a highly successful senior social studies student who may major in history, economics, political science, international studies/business, etc.
Cheryl Michel, '84
Scott Womack, '84
Coach Howard Brevik
Hugh L. Gaunt, '55
December 15, 1937 - April 14, 2002
William Aaron Gaunt, Jr., '51
Scott Warren Lichti, '81
September 21, 1963 - December 6, 2003
Donald Anthony Mores, '
June 19, 1935 - December 19, 2003
Marie C. (Melendres) Soito, '58
1941 - December 17, 2003
Lillian Onstott Blumer, '43
August 24, 1924 - December 5, 2003
Allen Ainsworth
August 12, 1948 - November 22, 2003
Claire Cecelia Caldera, '33
Died December 3, 2003
Elmus Raymond Lamb, '
October 21, 1912 - November 25, 2003
Mary Anne Croff
November 21, 1954 - November 4, 2003
Jesse James DeSoto, '06
October 22, 1987 - October 30, 2003
William E. Morris,
Long time teacher of History and Driver Education; he retired in 1981 after 28 years of teaching.
June 4, 1918 - October 28, 2003
Gloria J. Meador, '66
Died October 5, 2003
James H. Roudebaugh, retired from Mt. Diablo School District in 1982 after 18 years of service.
Died June 14, 2003 in Arkansas.
Warner B. Halgren
Began his teaching career in 1936.  In 1961 he moved to Orinda, Calif., teaching in the Mt. Diablo School District until retiring in 1974.
Dec. 12, 1912 - Friday, March 29, 2002
Don L. Landrum, '54
February 16, 1936 - January 9, 2003
Jo Fyfe
Teacher, principal and director of curriculum in the Mt. Diablo Unified School District.
November 15, 1927 - September 26, 2003
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Marc Sievers, '80
passed away February 26, 2004
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Jose Mendez, '03
passed away March 5, 2004
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Shelley (White) Sheppie, '75
Died in 2003
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Evelyn (Cawthorne) Galloway, '51
Died in summer 2002
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Chris Coyle, '61
Died June 21, 2002 in Seattle, WA
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George Babson, '64
Died May 11, 1996
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Greg E. Borrelli, '64
Died 1998
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Betty (Parks) Bowers, '64
Died 1996
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Donald Barrett Clark, '64
Died in Vietnam
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John Diest-Lorgion, '64
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James Garcia, '64
Died 1996
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Mike King, '64
Died 1987
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Cathy Revell, '64
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Kenneth Scharmburg, '64
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John Okey Cooper, '88
passed away April 18, 2004
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Angel Jose Herrera, '01
January 5, 1983 - September 2, 2004
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Marylinda Wheeler, '54
November 25, 1936 - August 6, 2004
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Janedare (Klinger) Winston, charismatic MDHS art & sicence teacher, died October 13, 2004.

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Beth Whisler, '51
Drowned saving someone in the surf.
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Lisa Frazier, '82
1964 - January 12th, 1991
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Colin Davies, '05
1987- January 22, 2005
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Ronald A. Helzer, '57
April 1, 1937 - September 19, 2003
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Steven Derana, '72
Died in 1972
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Marvin "Lewis" Hunt, '90
August 18, 1972 - February 3, 2004
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Lewis was living in Wendell, North Carolina for the previous 9 years, (and) had been working for Baker Roofing Company as team foreman when he passed away. Lewis was survived by his fiancee Chantelle, his 12 year old daughter Shari-Ann, his mother and father Mr. and Mrs. Allen Hunt (Allen class of 1955) and sister Heather Hunt (class of 1988).  The family has asked that in signing this guest book please share your memories of Lewis as these will go into his daughter's "Memory" book to help her keep him close to her heart. If you would like to reach the family, please contact them through through Heather Hunt at heather_wallig@hotmail.com. Thank you and Blessings.
Robert Louis Lichti, Sr., '33 and former MDHS teacher
Mar. 31, 1915 - Mar. 5, 2005
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David Luther Jones, '62
Student Body President in 1961-62. Member of the marching band.  He was a big football star while at Mt. Diablo, winning many awards and remained in touch with Coach Fairclough for many years.  Dave died in Houston, Texas in 1998 of cancer.  His best friend of all those years was still Harry York.  Dave was a teacher and coach, he had one son and two daughters and has seven grandchildren. 
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Ronald Ray Jones, '64
Member of the marching band.  Ron had a great personality and sense of humor.  He worked for Southern Pacific Railroad and was a police officer for Benicia, CA.  After he was a nuclear submarine pipefitter at Mare Island.   He died in 1999 after a extended stay in the hospital with an infection that took over his body.  Ron and Sandra Jones, '65 met in high school and went together throughout school.  They were married in 1966 and did not have any children.  Ron and Sandra were married thirty-three years.
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Gerardo Vasquez Gutierrez, '85
1967 - October 27, 2003
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Leroy L. Vukad, '53
1935-June 2005

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Edwin DeLane Byers, Jr., '75
Bill Erwin, '55 & former MDHS math and physics teacher
July 12, 1937 - June 15, 2005

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Harold Touchstone,  '57
Passed away July 2005

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Brian Jimenez, '06
November 3, 1988 - July 28, 2005

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Erick J. Hodges, '2001
November 9, 1983 - November 10, 2004

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Linda Morton, '85
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Bob Duchi, '71
passed away September 8, 2005

"Bob will be missed by many."
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Mrs. Lum
Died April 16, 1971
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Oscar Cuevas, '73
Dec. 3, 1954 - Nov. 22, 2005

Excelled in wrestling at MDHS. 
Presidential Physical Fitness Award, 1972.

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Timothy Monroe Souza, '85
Aug. 3, 1967 - Jan. 31, 2006, in Virginia City.

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Rorie Sue (Kelly) DeVos,  '76
Oct. 27, 1957 - July 24, 2006

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Erika Elizabeth (Schmidt) Kirschner Herbert,  '40
March 6, 1922 - July 21, 2006

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Dade V. Skinner,  '41
Feb. 16, 1923 - Apr. 11, 2005

MDHS Hall of Fame 2004
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David Arnold,  '66

"David died suddenly of a heart attack while visiting his son Loran in Germany, he left behind his lovely wife Nancy, daughter Audrey and above mentioned son.  He is so very muched missed by his sister Karyn and parents Bill and Thelma Arnold."
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Elmer Allen "Bud" Forbes, '39
April 3, 1921- Summer 2006
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Mary (DiMaggio) Luca, '53
December 1, 1934 - November 1, 2006
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John F. Buscemi, '81
September 28, 1962 - May 12, 2006

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John D.Ortega, '83  
November 14, 1963- April 15, 2006

Father of Jesse and Olivia
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Mario Bermeo, '83
October 1965 - May 1996
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Jack Hamner, '68
Died Christmas Eve 2002
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Robert Hamner, '73
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Shirley Jean (Lancaster) Intile, '50
Passed away November 13, 2006
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Scott Sievers, '86
September  7, 1968 - December 31, 2006

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Benjamin "Toby" Caswell, '88. 
September 29, 2006 - January 5, 2006, Bellevue, NE

There was no obituary printed. 

Sergeant First Class.
A 16 year member of the U.S. Army.
He served two tours of duty in  Bosnia. 
He was an army recruiter. 

He was survived by his son Nicholas.
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Orville Beutel,
Teacher of metal shop and machine shop during the 1940s, '50s & '60s.
Died in 2004
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Jean Eker, Secretary
Died in 1990 or 1991
"Missed very much."
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William N. Hansen Jr., '63. 
He passed away on 1/4/04. 

He was a Viet Nam Veteran,

Gretchen (Graffort) Hansen's husband of  39 years,
Father of three:Meghan Johnson (Dave) of Martinez,
Kimberly Lewis (Ron) of Chico,
       William III of Surprise, AZ, 
Proud grandfather of nine.
Also, leaves three brothers (all Mt. D alumni) and their wives:
Jim and Ginger,
Thomas "Gee" and Jerrie (also, Mt. D),
John and Mary. 
He was active in Class of 63 alumni and Mt. Diablo's 100th class party for Mt. Diablo in 2003.
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