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.
Herbert “Herb” Charles Macy, a longtime Claremont resident, died on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at his home in Prescott, Arizona after a long battle with COPD. He was 90.
He was born on August 12, 1925 in Lynnville, Iowa to Dole Sylvester Macy and Lydia Ethel Renaud, who died shortly after his birth. Dole was remarried to Hazel Norris, a professor and colleague at Penn Central College.
Carol Sontag, a longtime Claremont resident, died on September 12, 2015. She was 91.
She was born Carol Ann Furth on January 8, 1924 in Woodland, California, the third child and only daughter of Victor and Valance Furth of Winters, California in Yolo County. She was a third-generation native Californian, her great-grandparents having migrated west during the Gold Rush.
Linda Giana Heilpern died on August 27, 2015 following an unexpected hospital stay. She was 65.
She was born on March 21, 1950 in Yonkers, New York to Lillian Avezzano and John Weber. When she was quite young, her mother was very ill and eventually passed away from complications associated with lupus.