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Showing obituaries submitted in the last year by graduates in 1991
GRD Engineering '91
Robert J. Radford
Robert J. Radford M.S. ’91, 54 of Fremont, formerly of Somis, passed away on August 1, 2012. Survived by his sons, Bryan 23, Nolan 18, and his siblings, Janet and David as well as his double-first cousins, John, Steve, and Bill and his former wife, Debra. Rob graduated from Moorpark College, UC Santa Barbara, and Santa Clara University with degrees in Mechanical Engineering with a focus on Finite Element Analysis (FEA). His favorite hobbies were golfing, surfing, soccer, hiking, and brewing his own beer.
submitted Nov. 15, 2012 10:28A
Linda Crockett M.A. ’91, 67 years old, lost her life in a tragic automobile accident on July 26.
Born on July 17, 1945, in Palo Alto, where she grew up, Linda received her B.A. degree from San Jose State University in 1976. She built a successful sales and marketing career in the publishing industry. In 1991, though, she made a major career change after earning her MFT master's from Santa Clara University.
Linda and her husband, Joel, moved to The Sea Ranch in September, 1999. Early in 2000 she received an independent contract as a mental health consultant for the Point Arena Unified School District. In 2001 she opened Life Choices, a therapeutic counseling service, in Gualala. Continuing her private practice, she also joined Action Network as their clinical director in 2004. She was particularly proud of her contributions in creating Arena High School'sTeen Peer Court, and working with students to put together Mendocino Teen Voices (MTV), a website for teens.
The community response to Linda's unexpected death bears testimony to the impact of her contributions. Her husband shares that since her death, a number of parents and grandparents have told him stories of Linda's success with the children in their lives - stories Linda never divulged, even with Joel, because she so honored her promise of confidentiality. Linda was strong, focused, not always easy, but always honest, hardworking and effective. She brought loving value to children and families along the entire Mendonoma coast.
Linda was a wife and a mother, too - she excelled at both. When she and her husband adopted her nephew, Jason, it was with a commitment to guide him to adulthood. They succeeded. Linda had the honor of watching her boy graduate from high school this May with the knowledge that he was prepared to bring value in whatever endeavor he chose.
Linda's exuberance for life left a mark on everyone who knew her. She won't be forgotten.
Linda leaves so many who will love her forever: Her husband Joel; her sons Jason Crockett and David Kull; 3 grandchildren; 2 brothers in law including Four-Eyed Frog's Jeremy; 3 stepchildren and 4 step grandchildren.
submitted Aug. 3, 2012 10:11A
Andrew J. Solomon
Andrew John Solomon ’91 passed away quietly on Dec. 5, 2012, following a prolonged battle with brain cancer. Andy was a longtime pillar of the Fresno community having grown up in Fresno where he attended Bullard High School and went on to Santa Clara University, where he was their first baseman all four years. Following college, Andy returned to Fresno to complete a 25 year career in commercial real estate, during which he made innumerable friends, supported community improvements, and was admired and respected by everyone who came in contact with him. Andy, together with his family, fought against his illness for over five years. Andy's incredible strength and will to live resulted in him becoming one of the longest living survivors of full brain radiation treatment. We may all take some solace in the fact that Andy's participation in numerous experimental cancer treatment programs may help to improve the chances for future patients to possibly survive this now incurable disease. During this time he also felt a strong calling to reach out to others in hope of helping them face their own personal challenges. Andy's great love of baseball continued to the very end and was exceeded only by his love for his family and Faith in God. The family would like to thank the staff for the great dedication and care Andy received at both the University of California San Francisco, the Helen Diller Family Cancer Center; and Hinds Hospice. He leaves behind a loving wife Monique; and his two devoted daughters, Meg and Tess. In addition to the young family he leaves behind, there is an extended and devoted family that will continue to morn his loss. He also leaves behind his mother and father, Lew and Linda Solomon, of Fresno; his three siblings, Jeff Solomon '84 and his wife Carolyn of Tualatin, Or., Jim Solomon and his wife Melissa of Fresno, Susie Jones and her husband Tom of Sacramento; and numerous aunts; uncles; cousins; nephews and nieces.
submitted Jan. 7, 2013 11:41A