James Graham Jr. (Jim) died peacefully at his Claremont home on May 26.
Jim was born on August 28, 1952 in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania. He was a resident of Claremont since 1962, graduating from Claremont High School in 1970 where he played trumpet in the Wolfpack marching band.
Great grandmother, longtime Claremont resident, volunteer, realtor
Jane Hinckley Johnson, a Claremont resident and Pomona College faculty wife from 1950 to 1976, died from natural causes at her assisted living home in Eugene, Oregon on April 17, nearly a month after turning 90.
Loving husband, singer, traveler, citizen of the world
Kenneth E. Hunter, a resident of Claremont for 51 years, died May 20 at Mt. San Antonio Gardens at 86 years of age after years of struggle with Parkinson’s disease.
Beloved husband, father and friend
Longtime Claremont resident Gail Jerome Frampton died the night of June 4, with his family by his side. He was 90.
Gail was born December 3, 1927 in Ocean Falls, British Columbia, Canada, to Charlie and Grace Frampton, and moved to Pomona shortly thereafter. It was in Pomona that he spent his formative years with his beloved siblings, Keith, Mary Ann, John and Gary.
Longtime Claremont resident Julie Albert, PhD, world traveler, renowned cook, mother, intellectual, humanitarian and friend to many, died May 22 at her home surrounded by family. She had spent the last several months in home hospice visited by a constant stream of visitors. She was 85 years old.
Ms. Albert was born in 1933 and grew up in Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania.
Ellen C. Warmbrunn, 89, a Pomona College graduate and longtime Claremont resident, died on May 2.
Born in Seattle in 1929, she grew up on the shores of Lake Washington with Mt. Rainier on the horizon. Her father was a lawyer and civic leader who, during the Depression, once accepted a carrot juicer as payment for his services. Her mother worked with numerous community organizations, including Seattle’s Orthopedic Hospital and the League of Women Voters.
Grandfather, sixth-generation activist minister, marched with Martin Luther King, Jr.
Reverend Buckner Coe, minister of Claremont United Church of Christ from 1970 to 1974 and a resident of Lake Forest and Laguna Beach, died peacefully May 11. He was 93. Buckner (Buck) Coe was born December 11, 1924, a sixth-generation minister.
Grandfather, German expatriate, golfer, polyglot
The life and times of Nikolaus Hermann Brinkama, son of August Ludwig and Katja Brinkama, came to a conclusion on May 10, 2018. Born on Bastille Day, July 14, 1928, Nikolaus was born and raised in Hamburg, Germany. In 1953 he packed his bags and headed for new adventures, traveling on a banana freighter to Tegucigalpa, Honduras, where he worked in the import/export business. Two years later he made his way to San Francisco, where he met Susan H. Bourne. They were married in 1957 in North Cornwall, Connecticut.
Longtime Claremont resident and founding faculty member of Pitzer College Robert Leon “Lee” Munroe died May 14 after a short illness.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Mr. Munroe was the eldest of five brothers. As a youth, he excelled at baseball and retained a lifelong passion for that sport. During the Korean War, he joined the US Army, and then pursued a bachelor’s degree at the University of California, Berkeley, graduating Phi Beta Kappa, with departmental honors in anthropology. He earned his PhD at Harvard in social anthropology where he met his wife and long-term research partner, psychologist Ruth Hagberg Munroe.