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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.

Baldwin, Eileen (1923-2019)

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.

Drye, Shirley (1929-2017)

California archaeologist was rooted in Pacifica history.

Dutton, Janice (1925-2008)

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.

Hardcastle, David (1946-2015)

Declared dead, this Vietnam veteran lived.

Harris, Mary (1917-2018)

Dedicated artist, teacher and peace advocate.

Headley Darmody, Jean (1946-2022)

A Pacifica champion, she helped create the Pacific Coast Fog Fest.

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.

James, Helen (1923-2018)

Farewell to this bright light of Pacifica. This interview with Helen is from January of 2018.

Lacy, Ingrid B. (1931-1999)

This extraordinary teacher inspired a middle school's name.

Mattes, Dave (1945-2016)

Omaha, Nebraska-raised, this retired U.S. postal worker loved to learn.

McCarthy, Carl (1898-1981)

He gave Pacifica its National Landmark site.

McCarthy, Grace (1908-2000)

Pacifica named a vista point after this former mayor.

McKay, David (1951-1970)

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.

Owen, Mildred (1927-2009)

Grand and full of art, she had a heart as big as Texas.

Pappas, Andy (1930-2024)

Pacifica's beloved Crab King.

Patterson, George (1948-1970)

George was the kid who always had all the best comics and baseball cards to trade with.

Premenko, John (1949-1970)

A Green Beret, John had hoped to find out

what happened to his big brother Peter.

Premenko, Peter (1947-1967)

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.

Slavin, Paul (1945-2022)

Guardian of history, keeper of community

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.

Ware, Fredi (1946-2021)

This Pacifica educator was a fully committed student of people and the planet we live on.

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.

Youngdahl, Doretta (1922-2023)

As this longtime Pacifican would say, she had the time of her life!

Zawaydeh, Angelo (1986-2006)

Always a good friend, this "adopted" Pacifican was a 2004 Terra Nova High School, Pacifica graduate.

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