Ray Eberle of Upland died August 15, 2014 at Silverado Sierra Vista Memory Care Community in Azusa from frontotemporal dementia. He was 73.
He was born in Buffalo, New York on April 27, 1941, the son of Raymond and Genevieve Eberle. He grew up playing all kinds of sports but excelled in baseball and basketball. Indeed, he earned the family nickname of “Mickey,” for his hot bat and beautiful blue eyes. He attended St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute on a sports scholarship during high school and was signed as a “bonus baby” by the Detroit Tigers
Longtime Claremont resident Linda “Lin” Humphrey died in her sleep at her home here on August 14, 2014. She was 74. Ms. Humphrey was an English professor at Citrus College for many years prior to her retirement in 2004.
Described by a legion of friends as “one of a kind,” Ms. Humphrey’s family is planning a memorial for her in the fall. A more complete account of her life will published in a future edition of the COURIER.
Langdon Elsbree, a longtime Claremont resident, died on June 21, 2014, two days before his 85th birthday.
Mr. Elsbree began his life on June 23, 1929, becoming a “birthright Friend” and resident of Wallingford, Pennsylvania. His first formal education was at The School in Rose Valley, founded by a group of parents, after the theories of Dewey, Ruskin and Morris, followed by secondary years at Swarthmore High and George School. His bachelor’s degree came from Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana in 1952.
During his undergraduate years, Mr. Elsbree, known as “Lang” by friends, held a variety of jobs to help pay for his education.
Professor, world traveler, grandmother
Lore M. Dormer, a longtime Claremont resident, died on July 2, 2014. She was 89.
She was born in Stuttgart, Germany in 1925 and earned a master’s degree from Eberhard Karls University in Tübingen, Germany. In 1954, she met Major Thomas L. Dormer, then a captain in the US Army who was stationed at Rivers Barracks in Giessen, Germany as part of the 331st Communication Reconnaissance Company. They were married soon after and moved to Claremont in 1961.