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Earl Scribner

Earl J. Scribner - Passed away February 15, 2013. Instructor Emeritus Engineering Dept. City College of San Francisco, 1968-1992. Son of Earl O. Scribner and Clara M. Scribner, native of San Francisco. Born April 24, 1934, survived by loving wife Sachiko of 47 years, daughter Dianne and sons Clifford J. and Steven M. Graduate of Mission High 1952, CCSF 1959, B.V.E. San Francisco State University, 1976.
In 1952, Earl was hired by the Navy Dept. S.F. Naval Shipyard Hunter's Point as an apprentice electronics mechanic, shop 67. Enlisted in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, 1953-56, graduate of The Artillery School, Ft. Bliss, TX, NIKE AJAX fire control radar technician, assigned to 551st AAA Missile Bn., Palmdale, CA. Left SFNS in 1957 to enter a 2 yr. electronics program at CCSF. Hired by Stanford Research Institute in Menlo Park as a microwave technician in the Electromagnetic Techniques Lab and later as a laser technician. In 1968 Earl left SRI and accepted a position as full-time electronics instructor at CCSF while attending SFSU evenings working toward his bachelor's degree and two lifetime teaching credentials. For eighteen summers between 1968-1991 Earl worked at SRI on various laser radar studies involved in meteorological programs using fixed, mobile and airborn lidar systems.
A long time lover of German shepherd dogs, Earl was associated with the Peninsula Canine Corps in schutzhund dog training in the mid 1970's. Earl was also a part-time student and teaching assistant in neon and glass sculpture at The Academy of Art College between 1981 and 1987.
Arrangements by Miller-Dutra Coastside Chapel.
Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Feb. 24, 2013
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