CGU grad, political consultant, traveler, pianist
Peter Dan Vasilovich was born September 5, 1946, in Fresno, California. His grandparents immigrated to America from Montenegro in 1914.
He grew up on his family’s farm in Reedley, California, attended rural elementary schools and Reedley High School, where he served as student body president and boys’ state representative.
Professor, pastor, social activist, musician, woodworker
Stanley Raymond Moore, longtime Pilgrim Place resident, died October 3, at the age of 90.
Many Claremont residents will remember him as “Stan the Music Man,” singing kids’ songs at the annual Pilgrim Place Festival. He was a founding member of the Pilgrim Pickers, a folk music ensemble, and organized and hosted the Pilgrim Place Comedy Night performances.
Dedicated Latter-day Saint, teacher, artist
Barbara Gustaveson died October 4 due to complications from sepsis. She was 61.
She was born in Pomona on September 27, 1959 to Robert Carl Gustaveson and Julia Anne Neville Gustaveson.
Grandmother, beloved music teacher, musician
Evelyn Gladys Hubacker died in her home on Thursday morning, October 8 at the age of 84.
Evelyn was born March 3, 1936 and grew up in the state of Michigan. She was the youngest child of the late Earl Frederick and Gladys (Berne-Allen) Hubacker.
Great-grandmother, Pomona College, CGU grad, professor, writer, dedicated environmentalist
Betty Jean Barnes, a longtime resident of Claremont and most recently of Mt. San Antonio Gardens, died peacefully at age 99 on Thursday evening October 8, with her son Jeff at her side.
She leaves three children, Loren Herold, Jeff Barnes and Betsy Bishop; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren
Retired firefighter, beloved husband, father, grandfather, son and brother
Kevin S. Lee died September 15 at 61 years of age due to complications from knee replacement surgery.
Kevin was born May 4, 1959 to Claire and Bob Lee, who moved their young family to Claremont in 1964. He attended Condit Elementary, El Roble Intermediate and Claremont High schools.
Grandfather, sports fan, friend to all; Calvin K. Merrill, 81, died August 11 in Claremont.
Calvin was born May 1, 1939 in Blackfoot, Idaho to Ralph and Lucille Merrill, the youngest of 13 children. He spent his childhood on a farm in Moreland, Idaho and enjoyed all of the benefits of living the farm life.
He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Homemaker, gardener, volunteer, pet lover, friend to all
Longtime Claremont resident and homemaker Sarah Meier Morris died September 11 in Houston, Texas at the age of 97.
Sarah was born on March 23, 1923 outside Madison, Indiana to Bessie Mae Meier and John Henry Meier.
Great-grandfather, engineer, teacher, volunteer, sports enthusiast
Longtime Claremont resident, Wade Anthony Myers died on September 20, 2020, at the age of 90 from complications of Alzheimer’s disease.
Born October 18, 1929, in Terre Haute, Indiana to George and Margaret Myers, Wade grew up in Fort Wayne and Indianapolis and graduated from Thomas Carr Howe High School in Indianapolis.
Micky B. Ross died peacefully at her home in La Quinta, California on September 8, with her beloved grandson Michael Simmons and his wife Theresa Simmons by her side. She was just shy of her 91st birthday.
Born Hazel Bircheat in a small town in Mississippi on March 31, 1930, she moved to North Carolina with her second husband James L. Beane in the early 1950s to open a rare and out of print book store.
Lifelong outdoorsman, grandfather, veteran of Southern California defense industry
Don Thomas Durboraw Jr. of Pomona died September 8 at the age of 85.
Don was born on February 13, 1935 in Chicago. The Durboraw family eventually settled in Grants Pass, Oregon, where he attended Grants Pass High School. He grew up hiking, hunting and exploring the numerous local nearby logging trails in his Willys Jeep.
Beloved mother, grandmother, decorated US Army veteran
Adel Jeran, a longtime resident of Claremont, died May 18 at the age of 85 after a brief illness.
Adel was born in Upland on July 29, 1934 to parents Ilona Vereb Jeran and Daniel Jeran. She graduated from Chaffey High School in Ontario in 1952
Physicist, historian, and Harvey Mudd College faculty member and alumnus Richard G. Olson died June 27 at age 80.
Former chair of the faculty and chair of Harvey Mudd’s Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts, Mr. Olson was a prolific writer with more than 60 published works on the history of science. He served on the Harvey Mudd faculty for 35 years before his retirement in 2011.
Richard H. Gleason died August 16 at the age of 75.
He was born in 1945 to John and Mary Gleason in Washington D.C., where his father was stationed while serving in the United States Navy during World War II.
The Gleason family returned to Claremont in 1946, where Richard attended local schools before graduating from the Webb School in 1963. He went on to attend Harvard University where he studied history, graduating in 1967.