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Recent Class Notes
Walter Yarbrough (1700)
Walter, age 72 years, departed this life on July 22, 2014, in Seaside, CA.  
Submitted on Aug 28 2014.

Rosalie Fish (1942)
Rosalie J. Fish, 94, of Clovis died in August 2014. She was an elementary school teacher for 34 years.  
Submitted on Aug 28 2014.

Edward Baloian (1943)
Edward Paul Baloian, 92, of Fresno died in august 2014. He was an owner of Baloian Farms.  
Submitted on Aug 28 2014.

Arthur Adams (1961)
Arthur Donald Adams, 81, of Fresno passed away in August 2014. He was a retired owner of Art's Village Iron Smith.  
Submitted on Aug 28 2014.

Thomas Vidmar (1972)
Thomas Anton Vidmar, 70, of Clovis passed away in August 2014. He was owner of Anlin Windows Systems.  
Submitted on Aug 28 2014.

Philip Farina (1700)
Philip Anthony Farina, 71, of Fresno died July 26, 2014. He was a psychiatric social worker.  
Submitted on Aug 28 2014.

Evelyn Marshall (1700)
A lifelong resident of Fresno County, Evelyn Marshall went to God's home the afternoon of July 29, 2014.  
Submitted on Aug 28 2014.

Warren Robinson (1947)
Warren went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on June 17, 2014.  
Submitted on Aug 28 2014.

John Kirchner (1967)
John Richard Kirchner, 68, of Fresno passed away in June 2014. He was a designer.  
Submitted on Aug 28 2014.

Robert Taylor (1963)
Robert Emory Taylor "Bob", husband, father and grandfather, passed away unexpectedly of a heart attack on Monday, June 9, 2014, at the age of 73.  
Submitted on Aug 28 2014.

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Career News
Albert Wray (1980)
Stephen “Steve” Wray (1980), CEO of Cadient Group, a digital marketing services provider to the healthcare industry located in King of Prussia, Penn., has been named the 2014 Main Line Chamber of Commerce CEO of the Year. Under his leadership, Cadient Group has established itself as one of the Mid-Atlantic region’s leading independent marketing communications agencies.
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Submitted on Aug 28 2014.

Jason Bell (1997)
Jason S. Bell (1997) of Baradat & Paboojian, Inc. has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers, a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Aug 28 2014.

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Births & Adoptions
Julia Navarro (2005)
Julia Navarro (2005) is proud to announce the birth of her daughter, Emma Christine at 7lbs 4 oz and 20 ¾. She joins her big sister Grace Isabella, 2 yrs, 3 months.  
Submitted on Oct 12 2011.

Ryan Jacobsen (2002)
Ryan Jacobsen (2002, 2004) and Ashley (DeBenedetto) Jacobsen (2003) are proud to announce the birth of their son, Maverick Laub Jacobsen, who was born on September 4, 2011 at 7:58 a.m. Maverick weighed in at 8 lbs, 9 oz and measured 21-1/2 in long.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Oct 5 2011.

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Marriages & Commitments
Glenn Albertson (1991)
Glenn Albertson (1991) and Brian Demers were married on April 5, 2014 after a 17-year engagement. The ceremony was held at The Skyroom in downtown Fresno’s Holiday Inn. (Photo by Tamela Ryatt (1989)).  Click here for photo
Submitted on Jul 28 2014.

Douglas Brunner (2007)
Doug Brunner (2007) and Alex Harris (2013) were married on April 26, 2014 at The Carmel Mission Basilica. “CV Luxury Magazine” captured the special day in its July/August issue, pages 58 to 63 – SEE: http://issuu.com/eddiemelikian/docs/cv_luxury____july-august_2014/0.


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Submitted on Jul 18 2014.

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Catching Up
Thomas Frantz (1973)
Tom Frantz (1973) shot a video of an oil company illegally spilling fracking fluid laced with chemicals into an open pit at the edge of Shafter, Calif. Within months, his video had inspired stories from the New York Times to the British Broadcasting System.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Aug 22 2014.

Donna Halliburton (1994)
Four Fresno State alumnae are involved with Woodward Shakespeare Festival’s all-female production of “The Taming of the Shrew” -- Alissa Cummings (2010) as Hortensio; Donna Halliburton (1994) as the title character, Kate (The Shrew); and Jessica Reedy (1980) as Baptista. Kathie Mollica (1990) is the costume designer. Performances run through August 16. Online: http://www.woodwardshakespeare.org/#/the-taming-of-the-shrew/4581450125.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Aug 1 2014.

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Educational News
Melissa Tav (2007)
Melissa Tav (2007) has joined the College of Health and Human Services at Fresno State as its inaugural Communications Specialist.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Jul 24 2014.

Tonantzin (Soto) Rodriguez (2007)
Tonantzin (Soto) Rodriguez, MPH (2007) received a Medical Doctorate (MD) from the UC Davis School of Medicine on May 29, 2014. She matched into the Sutter Family Medicine Residency Program in Sacramento, California for further training in primary care.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Apr 8 2014.

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General
Anthony Grieco (1961)
Anthony R. Grieco (1961) has been honored with having his name added as a “Friend” to the National Air and Space Museum's Wall of Honor at the at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virg. He has more than 40 years of experience in the Electronic Warfare field with the Office of the Secretary of Defense and with the U.S. Navy. SEE: http://airandspace.si.edu/support/wall-of-honor/profile-detail.cfm?id=7525  Click here for photo
Submitted on Jul 28 2014.

Amanda (Holder) Leath (1999)
James Leath (2008) and Amanda (Holder) Leath (1999) recently competed in their first all-natural physique competition in Fresno, CA. James placed fourth in men's physique and Amanda placed third in women's figure. They are currently enjoying training for their next competition later this year.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Jul 7 2014.

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In Memoriam
Walter Yarbrough (1700)
Walter, age 72 years, departed this life on July 22, 2014, in Seaside, CA.  
Submitted on Aug 28 2014.

Rosalie Fish (1942)
Rosalie J. Fish, 94, of Clovis died in August 2014. She was an elementary school teacher for 34 years.  
Submitted on Aug 28 2014.

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