Sam Rinaker

Rinaker, Sam LA JOLLA -- Samuel Mayo Rinaker, Jr. passed away March 28 at the age of 91, and was laid to rest at El Camino Memorial in Sorrento Valley. Born in Chicago, he attended St. Andrews School in Delaware and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. Best known in San Diego as anchor for TV News broadcasts on Channel 10 (1960-1975), he was Director of Public Policy at San Diego Gas & Electric until 1984, and belonged to the downtown Rotary Club and the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club. He was predeceased by his daughter Laura and is survived by daughters Elizabeth "Libby" and Mary, son Sam, ten grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and long time friend, Betty.

Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on Apr. 26, 2014