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Crossed the final bar Class of 1940 John Clague passed away on April 28, 2012. His life centered on his family and being of service to his community. Beginning with his pre-war attendance at The California Maritime Academy and continuing through his active duty with the Navy, he rose to the rank of captain. He served in the Navy during World War II and was awarded the Bronze Star for his service in the liberation of the Philippines. He was a founding member of Point Loma Presbyterian Community Church. John also loved the outdoors, enjoying frequent fishing and camping trips to the eastern Sierra and Baja, California. He had a loving, kind nature that was a constant in his life up until his passing.

Class of 1953 Thomas Vernon Hunter, Jr. passed away on July 5, 2012 following a vigilant battle with emphysema. Tom served in the United States Navy in active and then reserve duty for over 30 years, finally retiring with the rank of commander. When he left active military duty he worked in the field of health and life insurance and owned his own agency until the time of his death. His hobbies included woodworking, ballroom dancing, musical theater and travel, but his ultimate passion was sailing with friends aboard his sloop, the Sonrisa. Contributions can be made in Tom Hunter’s memory to the California Maritime Academy Foundation, 200 Maritime Academy Drive, Vallejo, CA 94590.

Class of 1954 Kenneth George Doty passed away on July 12, 2012. Ken spent 32 years in the Navy (active and reserve) and retired with the rank of captain in 1986. He worked as a general contractor/builder/ developer in Glendale, CA starting Doty Development and Construction Co. in 1976, and retiring in 2008. In those 32 years he specialized in building custom homes, commercial buildings, wine cellars, and finally

hospital remodeling. He was an avid skier, tennis player and golfer. He made many excellent wines (and a few real duds) with the “Dwarfs” in the wine cellar he built. He loved good friends, good wine, and a good party. He especially loved his family.

Class of 1961 Earl Paul Philpott passed away on July 2, 2012. Earl served for two years in the U.S. Army and went on to be a chief engineer on ships before retiring in 1997. On February 2, 2002, he married Alice J. Grabowski MyersPhilpott. Earl was a volunteer at the Columbia River Maritime Museum and was interested in woodworking and model trains. He is survived by his wife, three stepchildren, five step-grandchildren, and one step-great-grandchild. While we do not have complete biographical information we are sad to report that William H. Burrell passed away on July 15, 2012.

Class of 1964 Randolph “Randy” Sautner passed away on June 28, 2012. Randy traveled the world as chief and port engineer for American President Lines, Ltd., which also commissioned Randy to author the book American Mail Line, Limited 1926–1974, Brooks and Randy Sautner a historical reference. with Shireen Blau ‘10 and Alex Pearl ’11 enjoying Homecoming Randy was a senior Weekend 2009 and Randy’s building engineer for 45th Class Reunion. the city and county of San Francisco before retiring in 2004. He never completely left the maritime industry and continued to work occasionally as an engineering consultant for the Maritime Administration, Maersk Lines, Ltd. and other organizations. He was a Lieutenant in the Naval Reserve (inactive duty) and was the recipient of the Vietnam Sealift Medal. Randy enjoyed building and restoring homes, small cars, hiking, golfing, and the many road

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Cal Maritime Magazine - Winter 2012  

Cal Maritime magazine is published by the Office of University Advancement for alumni, parents, and friends of The California Maritime Acade...

Cal Maritime Magazine - Winter 2012  

Cal Maritime magazine is published by the Office of University Advancement for alumni, parents, and friends of The California Maritime Acade...