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Ronald L. Meyer

CHS administrator, theater booster

Ronald L. Meyer, a longtime Claremont High School administrator, died on October 2, 2012. He was 81.

Mr. Meyer was born on January 3, 1931 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After attaining degrees from Temple University, the University of La Verne and Cal State Los Angeles, as well as serving in the Army, he forged a successful career in education.

Mr. Meyer began his teaching career in the Bonita and Pomona school districts before finding a home in the Claremont Unified School District in 1969. After teaching math at El Roble Intermediate for a year, he moved onto a position as a counselor at Claremont High School. He rose in the administrative ranks to the position of assistant principal at CHS and was summer school principal at the high school for many years.

Mr. Meyer, a theater aficionado, would also serve as producer for the Claremont High School Theatre Department’s annual summer production, which was then under the direction of founding CHS theater director Don F. Fruechte.

Even when he retired after some 30 years from CHS, Mr. Meyer maintained his interest in Wolfpack activities, especially the school’s theater program. He was quite active in efforts to raise money and support for the theater renovation project currently underway at Claremont High School.

Mr. Meyer possessed a love for life that was unmatched by anyone who knew him and he will be dearly missed, family shared. Loved ones said his eagerness to spread laughter and happiness were only surpassed by his desire to share life’s experiences with those around him.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, October 21, 2012 at noon at Temple Beth Israel, located at 3033 Towne Ave. in Pomona.

Donations can be made in Mr. Meyer’s honor to the CHS Theater Project, c/o Claremont Unified School District, 170 W. San Jose Ave., Claremont, CA 91711.

A more complete account of Mr. Meyer’s life will appear in an upcoming edition of the COURIER.

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