In Memoriam

Duane Nascimento passed away January 31, 2017. Memorial service was held at Five Wounds Portuguese National Church on Feb. 15, 2017. He taught at Miner, Del Roble and Frost before retiring from Oak Grove School District. Read Duane’s obituary


Randy Tyler passed away on January 24, 2017. He taught music for 40 years at Bernal Intermediate School.  Click to read his obituary.


Al Adams, middle school English teacher, passed away on June 12, 2015. Read Obituary from the San Jose Mercury, July 2015.


Nancy Goldsmith passed away in May, 2015. She taught Kindergarten in Oak Grove for over 26 years. Obituary


Santana Martinez passed away in March, 2015. She was a District Office Secretary with the Oak Grove School District. She retired from the Miner Elementary School after 20-plus years. Obituary


Cosy Winter passed away in September. She worked at Stipe, Christopher and Anderson School as an instructional assistant in Special Education.  She lost her battle with breast cancel on Sept. 24, 2014.  She will be missed by all. Read her Obituary published in the San Jose Mercury News October, 2014.


Tom Beninger passed away in a car accident. Read his Obituary from the San Jose Mercury, Sept. 27, 2014


Jan Bruno passed away in June, 2014. She was an esteemed teacher at Herman who retired several years ago.


Bob Guthrie passed away in January of 2014. Obituary


Joy Doto passed away in July, 2013. She was a long-time elementary school and math teacher at Bernal.


Kathleen Thorne passed away in February, 2013. She taught for many years at Sakamoto School.


On April 14, Taritza Bouye,  1st grade teacher at Parkview, passed away. She had been on leave since September, 2012.


On April 18, former teacher Nancy Brauch passed away. Nancy had been a long-time teacher at Glider School , and retired in 2003.


Lee Ann Laraway – Bilingual Speech and Language Pathologist- donations requested for: Canine Champions for Independence, P.O. Box 446, Santa Rosa, 95124


Marilyn Abbott – Teacher 35 years at Miner School – donations to Project Linus, % Marilyn’s sister, Sharon Lee, 11061 S. Stelling Rd., Cupertino, 95014


Esther Morales – Instructional Assistant 1977 – 1995


Bill Harter passed away Thursday, September 6, 2012.  He taught at Bernal and Davis Intermediate Schools, primarily in Physical Education.  Any arrangements will be announced by the family.


Cecilia (Cece) Mirandette passed away in August, 2012. She had taught at Oak Ridge, Frost and Stipe Schools. Read her Obituary in the SJ Mercury.