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Donald M. Castleberry

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DONALD M. CASTLEBERRY Ph.D. Passed away in his home in San Mateo on February 16, 2003. Born December, 2, 1914, in Hollis, OK. Don received his B.A.from Central State College in Edmund,OK., his M.A. from the University of Oklahoma and his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Minnesota in 1947, where he taught at U High and General College. During World War II, he first served as Assistant Director of Civilian Relief Operations for the American Red Cross in Russia and then as Director of CRO in Poland. After teaching at the University of Texas in Austin, in 1948 Don moved his family to California and began his rewarding career at San Francisco State University. During his 31-year tenure, he taught political science and held various administrative positions, culminating as Dean of the Graduate Division until his retirement in 1979. While associated with the University, Don and his family spent two years overseas; in 1959, as Fullbright Scholar he taught at the American University, in Beirut, Lebanon, and in 1965, he served as Faculty Advisor for the California State College overseas campus at Uppsala, Sweden. He is survived by Arline, his wife for 61 years; children, Karen Seminoff and Gerry Castleberry and their respective spouses David and Nirul; and grandchildren, Samantha, Christopher, Timothy and William; and his sister, Beth Robertson of Dallas, Texas. Memorial Service will be held on Monday, February 24, 2003, 2:00 PM at Crosby N. Gray & Co., 2 Park Rd., Burlingame. Memorial gifts may be made to Doctors Without Borders USA or to charities of choice.
Published in East Bay Times on Feb. 20, 2003
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