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Date: Friday, 21 November 2014, at 12:25 a.m.

Phillip G. Crumpler
Phillip Crumpler passed away
peacefully at home on June
30, 2009. He was a long time
resident of Pleasanton, where he
lived with wife Shirley for the
past 30 years.
He is survived by daughters
Alicia Crumpler and Andrea
Tyler, grandchildren, Katie and
Colton Tyler and Chelsea and
Rachael Crumpler; son-in-law
Barry Tyler, daughter-in-law
Donna Bailey, and brothers
Hank, Bob and Jerry. He was preceded
in death by his son, Philip
Gray Crumpler II, a loss from
which his heart never mended.
Phil was born in Honeycutt
Township, North Carolina and
moved to San Francisco at the
age of three, where he lived until
joining the Air Force at the age
of seventeen. He was honorably
discharged as a Staff Sergeant on
April 20, 1961.
While stationed at Tinker Air
Force Base in Oklahoma City,
he met the love of his life and
future wife, Shirley. Phil and
Shirley were married in 1957
and remained happily together
for fifty one years.
Phil was retired from the California
Horseracing Association
and a member of SEIU Local
280. He loved to read, play on
the computer, and his "honeydo"
list. Phil was regarded by
friends and family as a wonderful,
gentle, caring man with a
great sense of humor. Known as
Papa by his grandchildren, he
will be greatly missed but never
out of our thoughts.
Graveside services were held
July 3 at Holy Cross Cemetery
in Colma.
Arrangements by Graham-
Hitch Mortuary.

Baldwin L. Troutman
Colonel, USAF, Retired
Colonel Troutman passed
away at his home in Newnan,
Georgia on June 15, 2009
from congestive heart failure.
He was born and brought up on
a plantation near the Okeefenoke Swamp
in Southeast Georgia. At the age
of 12 he was given a rifle for the
sole purpose of hunting food for
the family and this he did. He
said that his mother would cook
anything that he caught, including
alligator and rattlesnake.
He attended high school in Albany,
Georgia, graduating at sixteen.
During these school years
he worked as bookkeeper for an
ice and coal company, at times
substituting as delivery person.
After high school, he worked as
a salesman/driver for Dr Pepper
Company and his future with that
company was promising.
However, WWII began and
he enlisted in December, 1941.
In the two year interval between
1941 and 1943, he was promoted
through six grades, from Private
to Master Sergeant. In 1943 he
was sent to Officers Candidate
School and graduated a 2d Lieutenant.
He was then assigned
to duty in Brazil where he was
attached to the U.S. Embasy in
Rio de Janerio The war ended
and he chose to remain in the
Air Force as a career. At this
time he accepted the opportunity
from the Air Force to
further his education. While a
Captain, he attended the University
of Michigan for three years
graduating with both a Bachelor
and Masters' degree in nuclear
physics and engineering. He
then served as a military liasion
between the Armed Services and
various research laboratories
in the U.S. including LLNL in
Livermore, CA.
After 24 years in the USAF,
he retired to work in civilian
industry. He joined Mitre Corporation,
a private company serving
the U. S.Military. While at Mitre,
in the early 70's, during the
Cold War, he was made director
of a project building the largest
and most complex, most secure
military telecommunication system
of a magnitude that had ever
been built.. The network covered
North and South America,
Europe and parts of Asia. After
the system was installed he continued
to supervise the operation
from offices located around the
world. He believed this project
to be his greatest achievement.
Also, while at Mitre he was a part
of the first delegation of American
scientists to visit China.Later
he became Director of Mitre's
Training College.
He was a Mason, advancing
to Grand Master. He was
the President of the Lutheran
Church in Bedford, Mass and
also in Newnan, Georgia. He
was a Southern gentleman of the
old school, a scholar, a scientist
and one of the great story- tellers.
He was known for his hospitality
wherever he went and was much
respected and loved by all who
knew him.
He retired in 1984 to his 40
acres in Newnan, Georgia and
delighted in building his dream
home and living the simple life
he had always dreamed of. He
did volunteer work for the local
hospitals becoming a 'pink lady."
He was the only male among
the volunteers.Although nearly
blind, he used the Internet daily
and kept up with world happenings,
including his great interest
in advances in quantum physics
and medicine.
He was predeceased by his
son, Mark Adam Troutman.
Surviving is his son David Karl
Troutman, his first wife, Favorita
and three grandsons. Interment
will be at Arlington National
Cemetery in Virginia on September
2, 2009.

Rae Borriello
Rae Borriello, 95 years
old, passed away Tuesday,
He is survived by a daughter,
Lorraine Callahan, grandson,
Larry Callahan, grandson, Gerard
Callahan and his fiancé Nicole.
A funeral mass was celebrated
July 8 at St. Elizabeth Seton in
Arrangements by Graham-
Hitch Mortuary.

Alf N. Larsen, Jr.
Alf N. Larsen passed away
at his Livermore home on June
24, 2009 at the age of 87. Alf
was born in Ogden, Utah on December
4, 1921, son of Alf and
Vera Larsen.
Alf’s early passion in life was
flying. He took his first solo flight
at age 18 in a J2 Cub at Mines
Field in Los Angeles. After
graduating from Hamilton High
School in Los Angeles, he joined
the Army Air Corps in October
1942. During WWII, Alf served
with the 96th Fighter Squadron,
82nd Fighter Group in North Africa
and Italy, flying an amazing
50 missions in his Lockheed P-38
Lightning. After successfully
completing active duty with the
rank of Captain, Alf remained
in the Air Force reserves until
October 1966, retiring with the
rank of Major.
His love of flying continued
to drive his professional career as
he joined Southwest Airways as a
first officer in April 1952 and was
checked out as a Captain in December
1958. When he retired,
29 years later from Republic Airlines,
(formerly Hughes Airwest),
he had logged over 22,000 hours
of flight time always getting his
many passengers to their destinations
Previously of Hayward, CA,
Alf was a resident of Livermore,
for 24 years. He was an avid
golfer, tennis player and bicyclist
and enjoyed traveling with
his wife and friends. He will
be remembered for his constant
and consistent service to others,
always willing to help and
generous to all. He was a man
of integrity and honor with a
quiet courage to always do right
by others.
He is survived by his children,
Elizabeth Hatch (Mark) of
Livermore, CA, Robert Larsen
(Denise) of Atherton, CA, and
Paul Larsen (Steve) of San Francisco,
CA, seven grandchildren,
Paige Clarkson, Erin Brown,
Ryan Hatch, Steven Hatch, David
Hatch, Jared Hatch, John Hatch
and 16 great grandchildren. He
is also survived by his brothers
Curtis Larsen of Arizona, Jack
Larsen of Fullerton, CA and his
sister Beth McBride of Brea,
CA and their families. He was
preceded in death by his wife,
Mary and a son, David.
A memorial service will be
held at the Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter Day Saints, 1501 Hillcrest
Avenue in Livermore on
Friday, July 10 at 12 noon. In
lieu of flowers, donations in his
memory can be made to Hope
Hospice, 6500 Dublin Blvd.,
Suite 100, Dublin, CA 94568.
Arrangements by Callaghan

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