Very sad news to share: the loss of Franz Fruehwirth’s daughter a month ago
There will be a memorial service for her this Sunday the March, 30th at 12:30 at the San Dieguito Methodist Church on Calle Magdalena in Encinitas, CA. posted March 25, 2014, Ecke Ranch Employees Alumni Group
March 2, 2017
Dwight Johnson, Heart and Soule
by Robert Wilson
…According to his family, Dwight’s heart simply stopped Thursday. He was 61.
Dwight was an injured worker. A high rise window installation inspector, he lost both of his legs in two separate industrial incidents. Despite horrific losses, he resolved to make the most out of his life, and ultimately returned to an earlier artistic passion; albeit in a circuitous route. Growing weary of people looking at his prosthetic legs, he decided to make brightly colored acrylic shoes to create a better interaction and dialogue. The shoes proved to be a hit, and his company, Soule Innovations, was born.
Dwight worked to support and provide these shoes for wounded warriors and others in similar situations. A local news story about his efforts caught the attention of David Depaolo, and Dwight was an early honoree of the Comp Laude Awards. He and Depaolo became very close friends, and Depaolo made Dwight a household name within the industry. Dwight, featured heavily in Comp Laude promotional material, is most recognizable to many as the face of Comp Laude… CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE
16 April 2016Vicki Yoshiko Murashima, 60 years old of Indio, CA died April 16th 2016.She was born on September 4th 1955 to Katsuo Hayashi and Yukie Hayashi in the City of San Diego, CA. She married Karl Murashima on November 4th 1983 in Encinitas, CA. She was a horticulture and floral design instructor for the Regional Occupational Program of the Riverside County Office of Education over 30 years.She is survived by her husband, Karl Murashima and two daughters, Amy Murashima-Paradis and Kim Murashima. And two brothers, Ron Hayashi and Steven Hayashi of San Diego, CA. Celebration of life will be at 4:00P.M. on June 4th 2016 at 41-100 Yucca Lane, Bermuda Dunes, CA.
“Vicki openly shared with us at Class of 1973’s 40th reunion picnic on the San Dieguito campus, her health challenges fighting Stage 4 lung cancer. That was in 2013. She led an incredibly noble fight and showed us “life” is always worth living. We love you Vickie!”
Submitted by 1973 class representative, Ken Harrison.
KENNETH ALAN MANN
The coworker of a surfer whose body washed up on Swami’s State Beach in Encinitas remembered his friend as a “perennial constant” and a person unlike any other he had ever met.
“It’s hard to think about him in the past tense and describe him because I’ve never met anyone else like him,” said JP St. Pierre, CEO of Surfy Surfy, the retail wing of Moonlight Glassing Surfboard Factory. “Because sometimes people will have their archetypes, but I’ve literally never met anyone like him, at all.”
On Friday morning, a surfer who frequents the beach found the lifeless body of a fellow surfer who had washed ashore, later identified as Kenneth A . Mann, a 61-year-old Encinitas resident, by the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s office.
9 April 2016“Sorry to announce that Ken Norton has died, of a stroke, on April 9. As you may know his several heart attacks over the years drove him to his love of golf, enjoying everyday… Blessed journey, Kenny.”
Submitted by 1973 class representative, Ken Harrison
THEODORE JAMES “TED” PLATIS
Cherished Son, Brother, Uncle, Cousin and Friend, Ted Platis passed away on September 1, 2020. Born in Astoria on April 11, 1955, Ted was one of three boys to Nicholas and the late Helen (Fatseas) Platis. Ted leaves behind his loving father Nicholas Platis and siblings Mike and Mary (Papoulias) Platis, Christopher and Mary (Paltadakis) Platis. He also leaves behind his adoring nieces and nephews who he helped raise, Stephanie Platis, Christina Platis, Nicholas T. Platis, Evan Platis, Rachelle Platis, Rebecca Platis and Allena Platis.Ted’s earliest years were spent in Astoria, NY, surrounded by his big Greek family: doting grandparents and parents, nurturing aunts and uncles, and mischievous brothers and cousins. When Ted was 4, the Platis and Karounos families caravanned cross-country to settle in Cardiff, where he grew up and grew old. From a young age, Ted had a natural talent for entertaining his big Greek family and attracting countless friends. His charm, humor and most of all, his music was contagious. He used those talents to run a thriving Greek food business for more than 47 years. Thanks to his big heart and generous soul, Ted gave us much more than he would ever gain. If you lent him your ear, he’d teach you a tune; if you gave him a hug, he’d feed you free food; if you offered a helping hand, he’d be there when you needed one too. Having never had children, his legacy will live on through the songs we sing, the chords we play, the pranks we pull, the laughter we spread and the love we give our family and friends. The Trisagion (Viewing) will be private. Funeral services will be at Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church at 3459 Manchester Ave, Cardiff on Wednesday, September 16.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church Choir at www.stspyridon.org or (619) 297-4165.
CARON SHIZUE ITO CHRISTISON
Dr. Caron Christison, age 56, went home to the Lord surrounded by her family on January 16, 2011, two months after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.Caron was a board certified psychiatrist who did her medical school training at UC San Diego and her psychiatry training at Duke University. She was a member of the clinical faculty of Loma Linda University Medical School for 22 years, directed the psychiatry clerkship for over ten years, and received the Psychiatry Department’s Distinguished Faculty Member of the Year award in 1998.
Over the past decade, Caron devoted herself to the home-schooling of her three children and became an expert resource for local and national home-schooling communities in choosing and individualizing curricula. The core and foundation of Caron’s life was her love of, and devotion to, Jesus Christ. She was a member of Trinity Evangelical Free Church and actively participated in small groups and Bible studies.
Caron will be remembered for her huge smile, sharp wit, keen intelligence, infectious love of teaching, and deep dedication to her family and her Lord. Caron is survived by her husband, George, their three children, David, Sarah and John, her two brothers, Steve and Doug Ito, their mother, Yukie, three nieces and one nephew. There will be a viewing at Cortner’s Chapel in Redlands, 221 Brookside Ave., on Sunday, January 23, from 3-5 PM, and a memorial celebration of Caron’s life on Monday, January 24, at 2 PM at Trinity Evangelical Free Church in Redlands, 1551 Reservoir Road.
Caron requested that, in lieu of flowers, donations in her name be made to either of two churches: Trinity-in-the-Pass (make out checks to “Trinity church” with “Caron memorial” written on the memo line, and mail to 1551 Reservoir Road, Redlands CA, 92374) or Stonegate Bible Fellowship, 904 Rancheros Dr., San Marcos, CA 92069. CORTNER CHAPEL REDLANDS, DIRECTOR (909) 793-2353
Hugh Owen Williams
Sorry to report that our good friend and fellow San Dieguito High School Class of ’73 classmate, Hugh Williams, was killed in a motorcycle accident on Del Dios Hwy. this past Sunday. Hugh was from Cardiff, lived in Oceanside, attended Ada Harris, Oak Crest, and San Dieguito. He was at our 40th Reunion dinner in October. He was always very quiet and shy. When I would occasionally would run into him, I would leave the conversation saying this is a man truly at peace with where ever life took him.
Hugh was a very experienced motorcycle rider, and swerved to avoid five pedestrians standing in the road, at night.
Jeanne Redlinger said that several of his friends at The Kraken have talked about a memorial service. I’ll let you know if I hear more.
In memory of Hugh, reach out to someone special, right now, and tell them you love them.
Submitted by Ken Harrison, ’73 on 01/29/14