Benjamin C. Harris, former chairman of the University of La Verne Board of Trustees, died on March 5 from Parkinson’s Disease. He was 87.
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Ben Hines, former La Verne baseball coach and hitting coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers, died Jan. 13. He was 85.
Anthony LaFetra, University of La Verne trustee, and president and chief executive of the Rain Bird Corporation, died on Jan. 29 from an undiagnosed cancer. He was 80.
Dr. John Gingrich, former dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and professor emeritus of religion and philosophy, died peacefully in his sleep on Dec. 7. He was 80.
Guy Marge, chairman of the advisory board for the college of business and public managements, died in February in Upland of pneumonia and pancreatic cancer. He was 77.
Family, friends and colleagues of the late John “Jack” McElwee, professor of business administration emeritus, gathered for a public celebration of life on Feb. 4 in the Ludwick Center’s Sacred Space.
Andrew Tompkins, a former University of La Verne diver and business administration major, died of cancer on Sept. 22. He was 21.
Arturo Corona Jr., a University of La Verne junior kinesiology major and former baseball player, died in a car accident in Pomona on April 12. He was 22.
Barbara Ellen Harris, mother, teacher, donor and wife of Board of Trustees member Ben Harris, died last month from complications following a stroke. She was 90 years old.
Several of the late Dr. Stephen Sayles’ friends, family and colleagues reminisced about their relationship with Dr. Sayles in an emotional memorial Tuesday.