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In Memoriam

Fall 2016

ROBERT N. WILSON ’50 passed away May 7 from natural causes at the age of 90. He served as an air gunner during World War II, and matriculated at CMC in its first class. After graduation, he worked in the Los Angeles court system for more than 40 years, eventually becoming the clerk of the Appellate Court. Robert was active in the California State Employees Association for decades, and is survived by his wife of 65 years, Marie, their three children, and six grandchildren.

RICHARD SECORD ‘51 passed away July 24, 2016. Richard was born in Long Beach, CA, but he and his wife Pat moved to Huntington Beach in 1967. He is survived by his two children, Linda, 47, and Steve, 44, and three granddaughters. Richard played tennis for over 45 years before retiring. He was a respected stockbroker and key member of his community, having volunteered much of his time at the Retired Senior Volunteer program of his local police department.

JAMES SINE ‘55 died July 1, 2016 after an eleven-year fight with cancer. He graduated with a degree in business from CMC after serving honorably in the U.S. Army. He worked for many years in the food and meat industry in sales and plant management and ownership. He is survived by his wife Carol, son James, and grand-daughter Kensington.

NORMAN SIMMONS ‘56 died May 24, 2016. He graduated with a degree in business administration from CMC, but went on to lead a life in wildlife biology and management. In later years, he raised organic beef and worked as a volunteer with indigenous populations in Bolivia, Taiwan, Tibet, and Panama. He is survived by his wife Hilah and children Debby, David, Danny, and Sarah.

ERNEST A. DOUD, JR., ’63 passed away peacefully June 9 in Eugene, Ore., due to complications from acute leukemia. He was 74. While at CMC, he majored in economics and participated in the ROTC program. Upon graduation, he went on active duty, and later came back to CMC as president of the CMC Alumni Association. He consulted for many small businesses over the course of his professional life. He was active in his community of Florence, Ore., delivering Meals on Wheels and serving on the board of a local, all-volunteer theater production organization. He is survived by his wife, Maggie, their four children, and five grandchildren.

ABEL HERNANDEZ ’75 a Bakersfield native, passed away April 25 after an active life with his wife, Cece, four married children, and five grandchildren. He was 62. Abel majored in political science and economics at CMC, and began his career in public service shortly after graduation as a group counselor for the Kern Youth Facility. He eventually became an investigator for the Kern County Department of Human Services and Public Defender’s Office, and retired in 2015 after 25 years with the county. After receiving a double-lung transplant in 2006, Abel devoted much of his time to his work as an ambassador with OneLegacy/Donate Life. During his time at CMC, he practiced karate and enjoyed ping pong. 

WILLIAM JACK GIVENS ‘82 passed away unexpectedly on March 28, 2016. A native of Blair, NE, Givens is survived by his children, Jane and John, and his sisters Sara, Sue, and Stacy.

SCOTT WHITTEMORE ‘80 P’13 P’20 passed away last summer after a struggle with terminal brain cancer. He worked as a financial services adviser and insurance adviser in Mill Valley, Calif., for Allstate Insurance Corp. He is survived by his wife, Chiaki, and his children, Sam ’20 and Hannah ’13.

JULIANNE EASTMAN ’01 died Aug. 21 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 37. She graduated from CMC with a degree in history/government. She worked for most of her post-college life as an independent sales representative for an arts supply company owned by her father, Ken Eastman, who also was her surfing partner. She leaves behind three children, who will be cared for by her parents, Ken and Diane.