Dan Guthrie was a devoted bird watcher, professor and environmentalist. He lived in Claremont for 55 years, where he worked as a biology professor at Joint Science Department (now W.M. Keck Science Department) at the Claremont Colleges.
He died on July 1, surrounded by his family. “Dan instilled a love of the outdoors and scientific personalities in all of us,” his family shared.
California native David Ligon Armstrong died July 4 at Oak Tree Lodge in Pomona.
“Full of intelligence and humor, he was a testament that our hopes and dreams are achievable when we believe and commit ourselves to action,” his family shared.
Born at home May 5, 1927 in Ontario, he was the second son of Awdry and Ruth Armstrong.
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.