WHO’S IN THE PHOTO???
Walter Louis Torrens
1940 – 2022
Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery and Mortuary – San Rafael
2500 Fifth Avenue
San Rafael, CA
Oct. 6, 2022
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery and Mortuary – San Rafael
WALTER TORRENS OBITUARY
Walter Louis Torrens passed away on September 27th, 2022. Born on June 11th, 1940 in San Francisco, California, Walt spent much of his time as a boy with family in Sonoma. He attended Everett Junior High and George Washington High School (SF), then enlisted in the military after graduation. After leaving the military, he studied at College of Marin, graduating with an Associates Degree in 1975. Simultaneously, he began his long career with Sunset Scavenger Company, eventually becoming a partner before his retirement.Walt was an athlete. His two special sports were football and golf. As a young man he played football, then attended 49er games regularly before retiring to watching it on TV. After giving up football Walt became an avid golfer, taking many trips with his friends until his failing health caused him to retire.Walt married the first love of his life, Lillian Louise Torrens (Lil) in 1963. They eventually settled in Tiburon in 1975, where Walt lived until his death. Sadly, the couple lost their only child, Theresa, when she was born prematurely and passed after 4 days. Lil passed early at the age of 52 on 12/17/1995, and Walt soldiered on until meeting the other love of his life, Leila Rodrigues. She passed on 9/26/2009. Walt had a large extended group of people who became family through years of friendship.Walt filled his later years with many organizations. He joined SIRS in 2000 and served in many capacities, eventually becoming Big SIR. He wrote the club newsletter and ran the poker club. He was also active in Native Sons and Club Italia, continuing to serve many roles, including president of both clubs, and State Officer of Native Sons. Walt was preceded in death by his parents, stepfather, brother, and sister. He will be deeply missed by those who loved him. A Rosary will be held on Thursday, October 6th from 2-5pm at Mt. Tamalpais Mortuary, 2500 Fifth Ave, San Rafael.A funeral service is scheduled for Friday, October 7th at 1pm at St. Francis Solano Catholic Church, 469 3rd Street West, Sonoma, Ca.There will be a celebration of life on October 30th.
Published by Marin Independent Journal from Oct. 1 to Oct. 3, 2022.
Ray Mondini (1940-2022) taught in the various iterations of the San Francisco Art Institute’s Humanities, Letters and Science, and Liberal Studies Departments from 1968 through 2004. Ray was educated at S.F. State, the University of Perugia, and also studied Japanese Culture and Zen Buddhism for four years with Shunryu Suzuki. A dynamic lecturer, Mondini was influential to legions of SFAI students. (For instance, Ray proved “tremendously important” to Kehinde Wiley “for acquainting him with poststructuralist texts…classic African and African American writing” as well as “for introducing him to the work of British film and queer-studies specialist Richard Dyer who had just publishedWhite: Essays on Race and Culture.”) Mondini served as president of the faculty senate for decades. He was the longtime chair of the Humanities Department, always incorporating current ideas and the “Methodologies of Modernism” into the curriculum while developing a faculty that included Angela Davis and Kathy Acker along with Ed Guerrero, Rupert Garcia, Zeese Papanilolas, Suzanne Lacey, Richard Fiscus, Diane Levitin, Frank Oppenheimer and many more. Ray was a member of the Dolphin Swimming and Boating Club as a devoted bay swimmer, rower, runner, pilot, and weightlifter. Rest in Peace my dear friend.
REY CARR OBITUARY
CARR, Rey A. Rey passed away peacefully on Nov. 8, 2020. Much loved and greatly missed by many. Rey’s mission in life was being a friend and helping others; which he shared in many spheres of influence – friend, husband, grandpa, uncle, teacher, mentor, coach, writer, storyteller, lifelong learner and spiritual warrior. Raised in San Francisco, Rey attended UCLA, SFState, and Berkeley, moving to Victoria in 1971. He was a UVic professor until 1992; and then became a lifelong leader in peer helping, mentoring, and life coaching. His many interests included squash, cycling, building things, gardening, gym workouts, good music, watching movies, following the latest tech trends, reading, and good food, esp. Mexican and chocolate! Rey was encouraging and supportive, focusing on solutions rather than problems. He helped us to discover that answers are waiting to be found within ourselves. He inspired people to be better, spreading goodness through every conversation and encounter, brightening their lives through connection. He was an accomplished, kind, gentle man, with a playful sense of humor; a bright spirit with passion for life and learning. We have lost a great listener and friend. Rey is lovingly remembered by his beloved wife Sarah, her son Jeff and wife Suzanne, grand-daughters Calissa and Ashtyn, EricB and Zoe; Rey’s dear niece Carolyn; nephews Sloan, Alexander, Andrew and Ron; cousins Mark (& Lori) and Larry (& Carol), sister-in-law Mary; and numerous relatives, dear friends and colleagues. Reunited with brothers Alan and Sherman, cousin Larrie, parents Rose and Norman, and many friends and mentors gone before. To the health workers who supported Rey, and many friends supporting the family at this difficult time, -heartfelt thanks. Rey believed character matters, truth matters, and being a good person matters. His legacy is reflected in the people who knew him, carrying his stories, memories and lessons forward. Condolences and memories shared, at www.EarthsOption.com
Sophomore football when we were in our prime
Corvallis, MT. – Alexander V. Ivanoff passed away Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital, Corvallis, MT. – He was born Jan. 7, 1941 in Tsingtao, China. His beloved wife, Barbara L. Ivanoff passed away Friday, September 10, 2021 at her home in Corvallis.
I understand that both Alex and his wife Barbara passed away from the Covid virus.
Bill Tivol, from our class of Spring ’58, passed away from cancer December 1st at Kaiser Hospital in Oakland. His obituary will be posted as soon as available.