In Memoriam

  • The following tributes honor FUSD staff who passed away during or after their service with the school district. Bringing their special talents to bear, they enriched our schools, their community, and those around them. Let us all remember their contributions as colleagues, mentors, and friends.

    2022-2023 School Year

    Maria G. Chavez - Retired Food Services (05/26/2023)
    Lisa Alexander - Assistant Principal, Almeria Middle School
    Barbara Chavez – Retired Board Member

    2021-22 School Year

    Michael Micallef – Retired Principal, Citrus Continuation High School
    Cynthia Roa – Retired Day Care Aide, Cypress Elementary School
    Dr. Jesús Luna, Former Principal
    Gilbert Machado, Retired Custodian
    Jeffery Braucht, Retired Teacher
    Alta K. Davis, Retired Teacher
    Dora Gonzalez, Retired School Police Dispatcher
    Eleanor Adams, Account Clerk for Accounts Payable
    Michael McGinnis, CTE Instructor (8/16/2021)
    Rogelio Juarez, Math Teacher

    2020-21 School Year

    Gabriel Hererra, Counselor (1/15/2021)
    Donald F. Lewis, Retired Employee (12/19/2020)
    Dr. Wayne Ruble, Former Board Member (11/24/2020)
    Deborah Armstrong, Teacher Aide (11/16/2020)

    2019-20 School Year

    James Logan, Ph.D, Assistant Principal - Henry J. Kaiser High School (2/4/2020)
    John Peter Kaptain, Jr., Former Employee (2/25/2020)
    Ray Hagan Banks, Teacher (1/21/2020)

    2018-19 School Year

    Anita L. Sida, Community Aide (6/18/2019)
    Jane Dundas Smith, Retired Superintendent (5/27/2019)
    Carrie Wetter, Teacher at Jurupa Hills High School (10/26/2018)
    Dr. Karen J. Harshman, Retired Superintendent (1/22/2019)
    Evelyn M. Adair, Former Employee (8/7/18)
    George Chris Chero, Retired Teacher (4/7/18)
    Norton Carr, Retired Teacher (7/14/18)
    Christopher Zappulla, Former Network Systems Analyst (7/4/18)

    2017-18 School Year

    Richard (Dick) Bentley, Retired Elementary Principal (12/24/17)
    Kathleen (Kathy) Binks, Retired Board Member (5/3/18)
    Donald Burnich, Retired Associate Superintendent (2/4/18)
    Virgil Camp, Retired Teacher at Shadow Hills Elementary School (2/17/18)
    Julia Clark, Support Provider/Consulting Teacher (8/17/17)
    Joan Evelyn Fields, Assistant Director of Certificated Human Resources (6/20/18)
    Norma Matousek, Retired Teacher at Live Oak Elementary School (11/30/17)
    Charlyne Moruzzi, Former Employee
    Mary Stockstad, Teacher at Almeria Middle School (7/6/17)

    2016-17 School Year

    David Ackley, Retired Administrator
    Joan Allen, Former Employee
    Cecelia Anne Amato, Retired Secretary (September 22, 2016)
    Benny Barnes, Former Employee
    Bernard (Bernie) Cinque, Retired Teacher (July 1, 2016)
    Brenda Clayton, Former Teacher Aide (Special Ed.)
    Dr. Ty Dennett, Retired Teacher at Truman Middle School (October 7, 2016)
    John (Mick) Donegan, Former Coordinator of Campus Security
    Billie Rae Durbin, Retired Teacher (September 22, 2016)
    Carol Evans, Retired Counselor at Truman Middle School
    Thomas Goodell, Retired Teacher at A.B. Miller High School
    William Herrick, Former Employee
    Folesha Parker Iverson, Guidance Technician at A.B. Miller High School (January 14, 2017)
    Margaret (Marge) Johnston, Former Employee (January 6, 2017)
    Susan Lozano, Kitchen Assistant at Randall Pepper Elementary School
    Sonia Mendoza, Community Aide at Palmetto Elementary School
    Humberto "Bert" Mascorro, Former Custodian (September 6, 2016)
    Sharron Lee Molina, Former Employee
    Buford "Buzz" Morris, Retired Warehouse Supervisor (November 26, 2016)
    Ralph O'Donnell, Former Employee
    Walter O'Farrell, Former Employee
    Lavern Pine, Retired Administrator (6/25/17)
    Tom Patrone, Former Employee (December 10, 2016)
    Gary Pickett, Retired Teacher & Track Coach at Fontana High (April 22, 2017)
    Bernadine Ramirez, School Site Aide at Tokay Elementary School
    Bobby George Rowell, Retired Teacher (August 8, 2016)
    Catherine Rowland, Retired Cook at Fontana High School
    Paul Warford, Retired Fohi Teacher & Counselor (November 3, 2016)
    Estate Valerie Warren-Fernandez, LVN in Comprehensive Health
    Lanell Weipert, Former Employee

    2015-16 School Year

    Marva Allman, Retired Fohi Teacher (6/6/16)
    Dorothy Mae Bays, Retired Palmetto Teacher (12/11/15)
    James Bowers, Retired Teacher (12/15/15)
    Dr. Patricia Campbell, Retired Fohi Teacher (11/21/15)
    Mike Chavez, Former Employee (2/22/16)
    Gene Dobos, Retired Director of Student Services (11/10/15)
    Gwendolyn Gula, Former Employee
    Rose Gursslin, Retired Bus Driver (8/13/15)
    Jose Art Hernandez, Former Food Services Driver (10/2/15)
    James Robert Hill, Retired M&O Worker (3/10/16)
    Linda Hudson, Former Employee
    Sally Lewis, Retired Administrator (7/27/15)
    Anna Lizaso, Leadperson/Trainer - Custodial (3/15/16)
    Lucy Jean Alexander McGill, Retired School Nurse (12/2/15)
    Terry O'Keefe, Retired Fohi Athletic Director (1/28/16)
    Kay Rager, Former Administrator (8/23/15)
    Rodolfo (Rudy) Rodriguez, Former A.B. Miller Teacher (2/2/16)
    Tobias F. Santarelli, Retired Fohi Counselor (4/29/16)
    Pamela Scrivin, Retired Mail Service Clerk (9/20/15)
    Sheldon Swedlove, Retired Truman Middle School Teacher
    Smiley Villavicencio, Retired Substance Abuse Counselor (4/20/16)
    Pamela Wagner, Retired Benefits Coordinator (1/31/16)
    Nancy (Timilione) Willis, Retired Fohi Teacher (1/22/16)
    Phil Wilms, Retired M&O Employee (11/11/15)
    Donna Rae (van der Kamp) Witt, Former Instructional Aide - West Randall (2/29/16)

    2014-15 School Year

    Larry Allen, Former Counselor
    Frank Bitonti, Former Board Member (5/9/15)
    Kathleen Brown, Retired Teacher - Randall Pepper Elementary School (10/28/14)
    Charlene Campbell, Retired Teacher (3/30/15)
    Carolyn DeVaughas, Former Employee
    Elton Etheredge, Retired Superintendent (8/5/14)
    Patsy Etheredge, Retired Elementary Principal (2/15/15)
    Cindy Evaro, Retired School Police Officer (9/19/14)
    Wayne Flanagan, Retired Athletic Director (12/22/14)
    Ernie Green, Retired Air Conditioning/Heating Mechanic
    Barbara Haworth, Retired School Secretary (9/30/14)
    Louis Malory, Retired Computer Lab Teacher (3/15/15)
    Peggy Mills, Retired Teacher - Maple Elementary School (9/11/14)
    Mary Miranda, Retired Teachers Aid (3/29/15)
    Howard Proud, Retired Teacher - Fontana High School (3/11/15)
    Lorna (Obernberger) Roohr, Retired Bus Driver (5/8/15)
    Ruth Rue, Retired Teacher - Fontana High School (6/19/15)
    Orvene Steenbock, Retired Guidance Tech - Birch High School (10/24/14)
    Fannie Tocco, Retired Baker (8/22/14)
    Samuel Tully, Former School Police Officer (3/25/15)
    Nancy Walsack, Retired Director of Categorical Programs (7/2/14)
    Genevieve (June) Whitaker, Retired Teacher

    2013-14 School Year

    Barbara Anderson, Former Employee (January 9, 2014)
    Richard Brooks, Former Employee (July 2, 2013)
    Vivian Renee Burke, Retired Food Services Supervisor (1/29/14)
    Silvia Cervantes, Former Senior Secretary - Instructional Services (August 22, 2013)
    Dr. Pat Clemente, Former School Psychologist (July 4, 2013)
    Robert Eaton, HVAC Technician
    Cecilia Flores, Retired Teacher Aide in Special Services (September 19, 2013)
    Rose Fry, Retired Instructional Assistant - Primrose (December 2, 2013)
    Ricky Hall, Custodian at Fontana High School (February 3, 2014)
    Roger "Jake" Jacobsen, Retired Principal (February 28, 2014)
    Janet Johnson, Former Employee
    Mary Kiefer, School Site Aide - Citrus Elementary School (December 3, 2013)
    Vicki Lamborn, Former Principal (September 2013)
    Alison Lowder, Teacher - Southridge Middle School (May 15, 2014)
    William "Bill" Rasmussen, Teacher (July 22, 2013)
    Denise Rehkop, Teacher - Hemlock Elementary School
    Phillip Rue, Retired Teacher (May 2, 2014)
    Marcela Rutz, Former Employee (2014)
    Russell "Russ" Lloyd Taylor, Retired Art Teacher - Fontana High School (August 8, 2013)
    Jan Thompson, Retired Technology Specialist
    Barry Underwood, Former Teacher - Shadow Hills Elementary School (October 11, 2013)
    Cecilia Valencia, Community Aide at Almeria Middle School (January 29, 2014)
    Walt Warren, Former Teacher - Citrus High School

    2012-13 School Year

    Barbara Abramovitz - Teacher (September 2, 2012)
    Janalee Anderson - Bus Driver, Retired (May 8, 2013)
    Jeanne Banning - Personnel Technician, Retired (November 21, 2012)
    John Bartfay - Supervisor of Vehicle Maintenance, Retired (June 16, 2013)
    Norma Berg - Kitchen Assistant, Retired (June 29, 2012)
    Ethel Biggs - Special Ed. Teacher/Counselor, Retired
    Margaret Braswell - Cafeteria Worker, Retired (January 15, 2013)
    Gabriel Bruni - Grounds Worker, Retired (January 9, 2013)
    Norma DeSousa - Computer Programmer, Retired
    Kimberly Evanson - Teacher (September 9, 2012)
    Ruth Godoy Lopez - Cafeteria Manager, Retired (November 27, 2012)
    Dorothy Grant - Locker Room Attendant (April 13, 2013)
    Kathleen Gruen - Cafeteria Worker, Retired (June 3, 2013)
    William Hartman - Principal, Retired (January 5, 2013)
    Vicki Hartvigsen - Teacher (December 13, 2012)
    Marie Higby - Special Ed. Teacher Aide, Retired (April 8, 2013)
    Roger Hurley - Custodian, Retired (August 2012)
    Randall Jennings - Teacher (March 11, 2013)
    Margaret Mary "Margie" Pinter Krist - FoHi Librarian, Retired (January 6, 2013)
    Neida R. Langhorn - Teacher (November 21, 2012)
    Jearl Lisonbee - Principal, Retired (February 18, 2013)
    Judy MacNeil - Retired Employee
    Christine McWilliams - Teacher (December 8, 2012)
    William Paluzzi - Retired Employee (February 8, 2013)
    Patricia Peoples - Administrator, Retired (January 18, 2013)
    Shirley Ann (Lewis) Poole - Secretary, Retired (November 17, 2012)
    Martha Sargent - Counselor, Retired (November 15, 2012)
    Rick Stanfield - Maintenance Painter (October 28, 2012)
    Gloria Straight - Teacher, Retired (December 18, 2012)
    Irene Theisen - Librarian, Retired (April 5, 2013)
    William Tunney - Former Board Member (January 19, 2013)
    Richard Turner - Former Teacher (January 28, 2013)
    Dennis White - Teacher, Retired (August 5, 2012)
    Josephine Wortham (February 12, 2013)
    Jack Wright - Teacher, Retired (November 29, 2012)