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Richard Hartley Fairclough Jr.

Lafayette, California

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Richard Hartley "Hart" Fairclough Jr. July 11, 1924 November 11, 2013 Resident of Walnut Creek Hart Fairclough, loving husband of deceased wife Betty Joanne Blankenship Fairclough and loving father of four daughters, passed away peacefully at Aegis of Pleasant Hill on Nov. 11, 2013....

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My sympathy to your family. Coach Fairclough was a wonderful math teacher and a great football coach! I loved being in his math class! He is missed.

Ann, Kathryn, Susan and Carolyn, Thank you for sharing your parents with so many of us during your childhood & then again as adults. A multitude of students traipsed through your home as you were growing up & then we brought our spouses & children to visit years later as well. I recall how open & welcoming one felt at Fairacre, how cool the air was under the redwoods on a hot day with the sunshine filtering through the trees. Your parents were admired and treasured with great...

Mr. Fairclough made my experience in his math class positive and he made me think that I actually wasn't the studidest kid on the face of the earth. For a non-math kid, this was huge! Thanks so much!

I am proud to have had him as a coach and mentor. I fondly recall the several times I stopped by his house for a breather during my runs over Mt. Diablo. His memory is cherished.

To the Fairclough Family from the Powell Family, our deepest sympathies on the passing of Hart. He was a dear friend to my father, Bill, since their days at Cal. My dad fondly remembers living with Hart for a year and half at the Hayes' house during school and teaching and coaching with Hart at Mt. Diablo in '56 and '57. Hart will live on in our hearts. Kindly yours.

We were blessed to love across the street from Hart and Betty for 35+ years. Hart was a delight...full of honesty, integrity, humor, and wonderful stories! Both Hart and Betty became role models for us as we started our family out in "the country." They loved the simple life, lived frugally, and were committed to their marriage and family. Dennis was also privileged to teach with Hart at Northgate HS. where he was beloved by students and faculty as well. Thank you, Hart. You...

Always an inspiration. R.I.P. "Coach" My condolences to the family.

MDHS Class of '58 sends their thoughts and prayers to the family of Coach Fairclough. May God wrap His loving arms around them and give them strength and peace. Our class will always remember Hart Fairclough as a GREAT coach, teacher, mentor and friend. R.I.P. Coach Fairclough.

A kind, supportive soul, with a keen eye for justice and fairness. With love, just a kid who passed through your neck of he woods; a safe place... Thanks... till we meet again.