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Terry Dearborn


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Terry Dearborn
Sept. 20, 1933 - May 21, 2018
Rossmoor, Walnut Creek, CA
Terry Hamilton Dearborn passed away peacefully in his home at Rossmoor, following a series of falls and health complications. He touched many lives through his work as a teacher and his participation in Amateur Radio, CERT, Mt. Diablo Genealogical Society, and church choir.
Terry was born in Palo Alto, CA and graduated from Santa Barbara High School. He earned a degree in Geology from UC Berkeley, followed by two years in the U.S. Navy to fulfill his ROTC commitment. He received his teaching credential from San Francisco State College in 1963, and then taught physics at Ygnacio Valley High School for 32 years, retiring in 1995. He was nominated for Teacher of the Year in 1980. He enjoyed backpacking and hiking in the Sierras with his sons, completing sections of the John Muir Trail and climbing Mt. Whitney.
Terry is survived by his loving wife Laurel; his sons Alan of San Carlos, John (Danielle) of Woodside, and Andrew (Anna) of San Jose; grandchildren Laurel and Noah of Woodside and Valeria and Paulina of San Jose. He is also survived by his sister Lyn and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and his sister Cynthia of Santa Cruz. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him, a gentle, kind, and loving spirit.
Friends and family are invited to a memorial service at Lafayette Orinda Presbyterian Church, 49 Knox Drive, Lafayette, on Saturday, June 23, at 11 a.m., reception following the service.


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Published in East Bay Times on June 1, 2018
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