In Memory

 

 

 

 

 

Tommy Simms, born in Dallas, Texas, passed away on February 27, 2017.  He came to California at the age of 3.  Tommie graduated from Oakland Technical High School in 1961 and continued his education at Merritt College of Oakland receiving an Associate in Arts degree.  He attended John Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland where he received a Bachelor of Science degree and, attended Antioch School of Law in Washington D.C. where he received a Juris Doctor degree.

Tommy practiced law for ten years in Washington D. C. and had a broad background in a number of fields in both the public and private sectors.  He served as a loan disbursements officer for the World Bank and Associate Dean for Administration at Antioch School of Law both in Washington D.C.  He was Vice President and Controller at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina and Vice President for Administrative Affairs at Cal Poly University, Pomona, California.

Tommy retired in February 2008 from the University of California, Hastings College of Law in San Francisco where he had managerial responsibilities for a host of college programs and operations including admissions, technology, facilities management and career services.

Tommy is survived by sisters, Carolyn Spencer and Rosalyn Hannon, and a brother, Charles Simms. 

Tommy was a valued member of the Reunion Committee. The loss of Tommy’s participation and contributions as a member of the Committee for the Class of 1961 will be sorely missed.

Display:
By Year Deceased Alphabetically



2017
Tommy Simms  

2016
Richard Booker  
John Pauletich  
Des Ritchie  
Dwight Swobe  

2015
Pamela Dirks (Ochoa)  
Barry Garfinkel  
Kathleen Ireland  
Werner Wikander

2014
Linda Benas (Samrick)  
Julie Nickels (Auer)  

2013
Victor (Vic) Johnson
Diane Manning (Freeman)  
Velma Willis (Prejean)

2011
Winnie Wong (Leong)  

2010
Walter Williams

2008
Elaine Quan (Stockey)  

2007
Steve Tracy  

2005
James E. Marlais

2004
Bob Israel  

2003
Carol Misner (Armstrong)  

2002
Richard Nelson  

1996
Diann Williams (Harris)  

1966
G. W. Whitaker  

DECEASED YEAR UNKNOWN
Steve Arnold  
Tom Bilstein
Wilbert Bright
Dennis Burdick  
Mitchell Colston
Richard Cross  
Jeffry Dami
Nancy Ely
George Ferreira  
Mary Frazer (King)
George Gamboa
Thor Gjersand  
Margaret Gomez (Reis)
Steven Haas  
Tom Haggart
James Hammonds
Charles Hawkins
Pat Hoyne
Jesse Hunter
Dorothy Huntsberry (Bell)  
Helen Jacobs (Bowden)
Larry Jamison
A. Vernon Johnson  
Barbara Jow (Lee)
Stanley Kirton
John Mendez
Bruno Morra  
John O'Malley  
Charles Parry  
Dale Phillips
Carmen Responte  
Byron Senegal  
Melvin Simi  
Penny Spurrier
Andris Stabulis
Malcom Tillman
Charlie Van Court
David Vanini
Glenn Violette  
Bob (Andrew) Wiechert
Robert Winn
Diane Yasaki
Shelton Yokomizo

If you are aware of a Classmate who should be added to this page please let us know.