Kathryn Theresa “Kit” Tournay, a longtime Claremont resident, died on February 3, 2015 of a stroke. She was 87.
She was born March 18, 1927 in Newark, New Jersey where she graduated high school. Since World War II was in progress and women were needed in keeping the economy going, instead of college she went to work for Western Union where she became a teletype operator and night manager of a branch office at the age of 17.
Richard Boly Whitham died comfortably on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 in Claremont after a short illness. He was 80.
He was a very humble man who loved his church, his family, his duplicate bridge, his German shepherd dogs, his sports and his Dodgers.
He was born in 1934 in Pomona to John Leroy Whitham and Sylvia Caroline Whitham.
Harry V. Jaffa, professor emeritus at Claremont McKenna College and the Claremont Graduate University, died on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Pomona Valley Hospital. He was 96.
Mr. Jaffa was born in New York City on October 7, 1918 to Arthur and Frances Landau Jaffa and grew up in Long Island. After earning a bachelor’s degree in English from Yale University, he took a job in Washington, DC