Claremont native George Copenhaver died unexpectedly of a brain aneurysm on December 28, 2013. He was 53.
Mr. Copenhaver was born April 1, 1960 to Daniel and Cosette Copenhaver of Claremont. He was one of two children and often spent time with his sister Jean. He attended Claremont High School and graduated in 1979.
After graduating, Mr. Copenhaver served in the Navy and was stationed on the LKA 115 USS Mobile. His service lasted until 1983.
Dr. Earl James “Jim” Fahringer, Claremont Symphony Orchestra music director emeritus, died on December 7, 2013. He was 78.
Dr. Fahringer dedicated his musical life to the CSO. During the past 53 years, he served as violinist, violist, percussionist, assistant conductor and for 32 years, as music director. He was also co-conductor of the Claremont Youth Symphony Orchestra for more than 20 years.