Craig Alan Toothaker was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on July 15, 1955 and died peacefully at home on June 6. Mr. Toothaker will be remembered as a loving and thoughtful father, son, brother and uncle. His family will all miss his kind heart and sense of humor. A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. today at Todd Memorial Chapel, 325 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont.
John Tate was born in Birmingham, Alabama, on September 19, 1932 to John D. and Lora (Parker) Tate, and died in Claremont, on May 24, 2019.
He and his family first migrated from Alabama to Texas before settling in Southern California, primarily in Claremont. He was a devoted husband to Janet Jordan (also of Birmingham) for 58 years until her death in 2013. They had two sons, Paul and David, who attended Claremont public schools.
Claremont resident Douglas O. McGoon III died Friday, May 24 at home, with his son Greg McGoon and longtime friend Anne Seltzer at his side.
Mr. McGoon loved gardening, raising ducks, cooking, music, art and fun: he could be spotted sliding down stair rails at the Colleges, shooting pool, tossing an occasional basketball and, most recently, playing Pétanque on Sundays in the park with the Claremont group. He surfed, hiked, and even skydived with son Greg. Quick to say “yes” to adventure, he traveled across the United States, Africa, Europe and more. Most of all, he enjoyed people, and was a dedicated friend to many.