LAURIE HAWKINS ’75 (B.S.) passed away on April 15, 2009, after a 10-month battle with appendiceal cancer. She was a chief appraiser with the County of Los Angeles. She loved her children, art and animals.
GERALD HERMSEN ’71 (B.A., ’73 M.Ed.) of Cardiff by the Sea passed away recently. Gerald was the father of USD alumni Timothy Hermsen, Michael Hermsen and Nora (Hermsen) Middleton, and the father-in-law of Deirdre (Kennedy) Hermsen, Timothy’s wife.
DAVID MAGRUDER ’96 (BBA) passed away recently.
DAVID SCHMELZLE ’70 (B.S.) passed away on July 27, 2009, at age 60, one day after suffering a heart attack. He lived in Temecula with his wife, Kathie, whom he had known since they were in kindergarten. David was a pediatrician with a practice in Fallbrook who was so beloved that patients were reluctant to leave his care when they reached adulthood. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hiking, fishing and camping, as well as capturing memorable photos of nature and of his family’s life.