Rosemary Adam, a longtime Claremont resident and former teacher at Claremont High School, died on November 11, 2015. She was 82.
She was born on June 19, 1933 in Bangor, Maine to Louis and Amelia Ferris, the oldest of three children. Rosemary was valedictorian of her junior high school class and was a cheerleader and voted “Most Popular Girl” at John Bapst High School. In a 1971 profile in Claremont High School’s El Espiritu yearbook, Ms. Adam wrote with humor about her auspicious beginnings. “Once, I won a drawing at a dance and my prize was a live goose. My life could only go up from there.”
Pioneering journalist Louie Robinson died of heart failure on October 2, 2015 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, two days shy of his 89th birthday. He had lived in Claremont since 1963.
Mr. Robinson wrote for Ebony for three decades, serving as the magazine’s west coast editor for much of that time, as well as contributing to publications like Jet and Negro Digest.
Mary Young, a longtime Claremont resident, died peacefully on September 28, 2015 at her Claremont home. She was 92.
She was born in Los Angeles on March 30, 1923 to Julia Marie and George Pabst. She was welcomed as the youngest member of her family by her brothers George and Paul and sister Margaret. As a young girl growing up in Hollywood, Brentwood and Beverly Hills, Mary took up piano, which she played through her life.
Kathy Etter, a longtime Claremont resident, died of complications from a massive heart attack on Saturday, October 17, 2015 with her loving husband, Rod Etter, and daughter, Kaitlyn Etter, by her side. She was 60 years old.
Born to Betty Cable Perry and William Vernon Perry on September 19, 1955 in Covina, Kathy was the eldest of four children.
Dr. Fritz Helmut Moser, surgeon, artist and longtime resident, died of natural causes early on the evening of October 19, 2015 at his Claremont home. He was 92 years old.
He was born on October 1, 1923 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, the youngest of four brothers in a German family that formed on both sides of the Atlantic.
James Maynard, a longtime Claremont resident, died of kidney failure on September 21, 2015 with his loving daughter by his side. He was 87 years old.
He was born on May 24, 1928 in Elmira, New York to Helen and Kingsley Maynard, MD. Growing up, Jim loved the outdoors and enjoyed any athletic activity including skiing, hiking, bicycling and, most especially, swimming and canoeing at his family’s cabin on Ondawa Lake in Pennsylvania.