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We just learned that Mirella Simonson Alexander from our class of S’58 passed away in May.
We now have a Facebook Group page (GEORGE WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL CLASSES OF S’58 & F’58 60TH REUNION) dedicated to our upcoming 60th Reunion planned for Sept. 2018. Please add anything interesting to our new Facebook page.
Don lost his battle with a rare form of cancer in the arms of his loving wife of 54 years, Marsha, with his children and grandchildren at his side, on Saturday, August 5, 2017, two days prior to his 77th birthday. His illness lasted only three months.
Don was born in San Francisco on August 7, 1940, to Alger and Leonore Jacobs. He grew up in The City with his two older sisters, Barbara Miller (Edwin) and Janet Austin (Edward), attended Washington High School, Stanford University, and University of Michigan (MBA-1965).
A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, August 11, at 10:30am, at Congregation Shomrei Torah, 2600 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95404 In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Legacy Circle at Congregation Shomrei Torah, or to HICAP of Sonoma County at 1304 South Point Blvd. #280, Petaluma, CA 95454.
Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Aug. 9, 2017
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Bill attended George Washington High School ( Class of F’1958) and, following in his father’s footsteps, became a union plumber with Local 38 immediately after graduation. He worked for the San Francisco Water Department for 30 years, where he became an accomplished union leader and cultivated lifelong friendships. Bill loved fishing, taking trips to Reno, and being surrounded by family and friends.
Friends may visit Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 6:00pm-8:00pm at Saint Gabriel’s Church, 2559 40th Avenue, San Francisco where a rosary will commence at 7pm. A funeral mass will be celebrated Friday at 11am, also at Saint Gabriel’s. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Immaculate Conception Academy: 3625 24th Street, San Francisco, 94110 where a memorial scholarship will be establish – See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sfgate/obituary.aspx?n=william-olinger&pid=183674832&fhid=2515#sthash.edsGrg23.dpuf
Tompkins made calls, gets the callBy Tom FitzGerald
Barry Tompkins has called some of the most memorable fights in boxing history, but when he was announced Tuesday as part of the latest class for induction into the International Boxing Hall of Fame, he was surprised.
“I’ve never been in a fight in my life, not even in high school,” quipped the San Francisco native who lives in Sausalito. “I should be in the track and field hall of fame. I can run like hell.”
He and eight others will be inducted into the shrine in Canastota, N.Y., on June 11.
“It’s flattering,” said Tompkins, 75, “since it comes from your peers, people in the industry.”
He admits he was taken aback when he was nominated in the observer category a few months ago. “I wouldn’t let myself think about it,” he said. “A lot of my peers are in it, but I do a lot of other things than boxing. I didn’t think I was immersed enough to be considered.”
He is well known in the Bay Area for his long career calling college football and basketball.
Tompkins said he owed a lot of his success as a boxing announcer to his Showtime partner, Steve Farhood, a journalist who will be inducted with Tompkins.
He began his boxing broadcasting career at the 1976 Olympics. He called the bouts of Sugar Ray Leonard and the Spinks brothers, Leon and Michael, all of whom won gold medals in Montreal.
Tompkins called fights for HBO for many years, replacing Hall of Fame broadcaster Don Dunphy. Tompkins’ fights included the 1982 “Battle of the Champions” in Miami between Alexis Arguello and Aaron Pryor, who stopped Arguello in the 14th round.
Tompkins calls it the best fight he ever worked. “It was the most charged atmosphere,” he said.
Leonard’s controversial split decision over Marvin Hagler in 1987 “wasn’t the greatest fight, but it was the biggest event” he worked, Tompkins said.
The excitement at huge boxing events like that “is palpable,” he said. “You can feel it in your bones.”
Among many other historic fights, he also called Hagler-Roberto Duran, Larry Holmes-Gerry Cooney and Mike Tyson-Trevor Berbick.
Tompkins even called a famous Hollywood fight, making his acting debut to portray a sportscaster at the Rocky Balboa-Ivan Drago fight in “Rocky IV.”
William (Bill) Tiefenthal passed from this life on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 surrounded by his two daughters, his beloved wife, and grandson.
Bill was born in 1940 in Shanghai, China, to Ilse and Adolph Tiefenthal, who were refugees from Nazi Germany, living in China. He and his parents remained in China until 1947, when they were finally allowed to immigrate to the U.S. Bill was then raised in San Francisco, attending public schools there and graduating from Washington High School in 1958. After high school, he attended San Francisco City College and USF. He met the love of his life, Linda Perper, in 1959. She was then a student at Lowell High School in San Francisco. They were married in 1961 and have been married for 54 years. In 1962 their first daughter, Esther, was born, and in 1964, their second daughter, Audrey. Bill and Linda lived in Daly City (Westlake) until 1975, when they moved to Sonoma. Bill was an office supply and office furniture salesman for most of his life. He commuted to the city from Sonoma for several years until he opened his own business in Sonoma, Bill’s Office Supply, located in the Vineyard Center.
Bill had a zest and love for life. He enjoyed bike riding, hiking, photography, nice cars and the San Francisco Giants. He was a regular at all the “coffee houses” in Sonoma for almost all of the 40 years he lived here. He enjoyed talking politics, sports and solving the world’s problems over a cup of espresso. Bill was a loving father and grandfather who adored his girls and was so very proud of his grandchildren. He will be missed for his very large personality, his great sense of humor, his kind caring heart, his welcoming friendly smile and the twinkle in his eye.
Bill is survived by his loving wife, Linda; his two daughters, Esther Winston (Ed) and Audrey Shapiro (Andy); his sister, Ann Ross (Steve); his nephew, Andrew Moore; his great-nephew, Elliot Hagler; and his four grandchildren, Geoffrey Winston, Stephen Winston, Claudia Shapiro and Randy Shapiro. His beloved niece, Amy Hagler, passed away this year on January 4.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 29, at 1:30 p.m. at Congregation Shir Shalom in Sonoma, followed by a graveside service at the Sonoma Valley Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bill’s name may be made to Congregation Shir Shalom or the Leukemia Lymphoma Society .