|Birth: ||Oct. 23, 1940|
|Death: ||Feb. 11, 2002|
Earl died February 11, 2002 from a heart attack, shortly after the death of his mother who died in December 2001.
He was a graduate of Pacific University and San Jose State. He had multi-faceted careers as a CPA, tree surgeon, cabinet maker, furniture designer as well as working in ceramics and construction
Earl traveled the world visiting Europe, Morocco, Bali, Tahiti, Mexico and Canada, and for a time lived in Bali and Morocco (Bali being his favorite). His personal interests included woodworking, piano, ceramics, cooking and gardening. Earl retired in 1998.
Submitted by Michael Mouat (Earl's College Roommate at San Jose State). Although most of you probably remember him as a class clown in high school, he became a dorm clown and much more at San Jose State, where I was a roommate of his during his senior year. His intensity in studies was often tempered by adolescent outbursts, aimed to keep all who knew him smiling and laughing. Phrases like "Air Hole!" or "That's attractive" became standard repertoire for him. In the early 60's he began to experiment with music and literature, often breaking new ground with underground copies of a work by Jean GenÍt or obscure piano concerti with Moura Limpany as the soloist. And he loved the piano. Many would gather in the lounge to hear him play Beethoven's third Piano Concerto, tackling both the soloist and orchestral roles. But he was as compassionate an individual as I've ever seen in college. He would literally give the jacket off his back to a friend or commiserate with those in mourning after the death of a friend. But it was his brother Robert who provided the focus, both spiritual and psychological for Earl. Robert, spending quite some time with his friend Trina in the mountains of Spain, would guide Earl in his quest for inner peace and strength when he was in turmoil. Evidently this quest would take fruition later when, according to your obituary, he traveled to Europe and Asia. He took an extra year at San Jose State, and I saw him for the last time driving his Karmann Ghia up San Carlos St. Perhaps this reads more of a eulogy than biography but those who knew him will understand and, sighing for the last time, exclaim, "I see!"
Earl will always be remembered fondly by his 1958 Quaker Valley High School graduating class of Leetsdale, Pennsylvania.
Created by: Judy Cain Bowser
Record added: Oct 23, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60531242
Rest in peace, Earl. You fought a valiant fight.|
Judy Cain Bowser
Added: Nov. 8, 2010