Pacificans (those who have gone before us)
Azevedo, Lydia (1929-2011)
She lived her belief: "Do real good for the world."
Azevedo, Paul (1931-2004)
This Pacifica Tribune columnist was a born writer.
Born in Bexleyheath, England, this WWII member of the RAF moved to Pacifica in 1957.
Baldwin, Karl (1921-2019)
A smart, caring man, he was Pacifica's first city manager. Link here to an interview I did with Karl in 2017.
Cabano, George A., Jr. (1949-1968)
"He was a good guy and he was always ready to laugh."
Childers, James Stanley "Stan" (1946-1967)
He was a Terra Nova High School football and wrestling legend.
Chrysler, Medford (1947-1967)
Med loved to dance. He also loved to play basketball. He went to Vietnam as a Marine.
Comerford Fahey, Lydia (1883-1972)
This early Sharp Park resident knew how to protect her land.
Compton, Robert (1949-1969)
This Pacifica teen rebel with the big heart was his family's James Dean.
Curry, Bob (1945-1966)
This troubled Pacifica youth found an inspired direction when he joined the U.S. Marine Corps.
Drake, Bill (1921-2012)
For three decades, he was the Pacifica Tribune.
California archaeologist was rooted in Pacifica history.
Pacifica open space trailblazer believed you can fight City Hall.
Fassler, Jean (1919-2018)
Dedicated to her family and her community, she was Pacifica's first mayor.
Foster, Lawrence "Larry" Eugene (1947-1966)
A little shy with a great sense of humor, Larry was the first Pacifican to die in Vietnam.
Declared dead, this Vietnam veteran lived.
Dedicated artist, teacher and peace advocate.
Howell, Peggy (1928-2019)
She lived her life with joy and a cup of coffee
Hyman, Sheila (1931-2015)
This no-nonsense, good-deed-doing Pacifican got the job done.
Farewell to this bright light of Pacifica. This interview with Helen is from January of 2018.
This extraordinary teacher inspired a middle school's name.
Omaha, Nebraska-raised, this retired U.S. postal worker loved to learn.
He gave Pacifica its National Landmark site.
Pacifica named a vista point after this former mayor.
He is described by friends and family as fun, cool and a jokester.
Morganti, Marv (1924-2020)
This WWII veteran and community do-gooder, knew his way around the dance floor.
Grand and full of art, she had a heart as big as Texas.
Patterson, George (1948-1970)
George was the kid who always had all the best comics and baseball cards to trade with.
A Green Beret, John had hoped to find out
what happened to his big brother Peter.
The eldest of the Premenko's three sons, Peter entered the Coast Guard during the Vietnam War.
Siebert, Bob (1907-1993)
This early and longtime Pacifica elementary school teacher was a Pacifica pioneer.
Tugendreich, Judy (1939-2017)
This musician and music educator was all about the joy of music.
Walker, Jim (1947-1968)
A swimmer who also did track, he bought flowers for the important women in his life, including his mom.
White, Johnny (1951-1970)
Full of mischief but always a good guy, he left behind a ton of friends.
Wright, Charles D. Jr. (1942-1969)
Adopted Pacifican, his name is honored on Pacifica's Vietnam and Iraq Memorial Monument.
Zawaydeh, Angelo (1986-2006)
Always a good friend, this "adopted" Pacifican was a 2004 Terra Nova High School, Pacifica graduate.