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Fall 2011

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In Memoriam FILIE HASKELL JAMIESON LUMPKIN JACK C. HASKELL '50, of Phoenix, died Aug. 3. After graduating from CMC, he moved to Arizona to start a material supply business with his Claremont Men's College roommate Albion C. Thomas Jr. '50. They incorporated Haskell-Thomas in 1955, introducing the Arcadia Sliding Glass Door to the Val- ley of the Sun and becoming the world's largest distributor. Haskell then took the Capital Products aluminum window line and manufactured and distributed the product statewide. When Superlite Block Co. acquired Capital, he was tapped as manager of the window division. He then reconnected with Arcadia and became their Arizona representative. Haskell incorporated and acquired a general contractor's license in Arizona and New Mexico to install specialty construction products such as operable walls, casework, and millwork. He led a team of 25 top master carpenters that handled the in- stallations of fifteen major hospitals and hundreds of schools, churches, and colleges. A competitor purchased the J. C. Haskell Corp. in 1997, which freed him to become involved in community activities, the forming of the Phoenix Air Na- tional Guard, and other charitable groups. An enthusiastic supporter of CMC, Haskell was instrumental in keeping the Pacesetters organized. He received the CMC Alumni As- sociation's Volunteer of the Year Award in 2010 for his work leading the Pacesetters' 60th Reunion. MITCHELL NEFF ROBERT B. PHILIPP '51, of Belvedere Tiburon, died May 14 of complications from a triple bypass. He was senior vice presi- dent of Security Pacific Bank. Philipp is survived by his wife, Joan Murdock Philipp (Scripps '51), and children. KEITH C. LUMPKIN '52, of Newport Beach, died July 30. Lump- kin served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was chairman of Horton & Converse Pharmacies for more than 36 years. He is survived by his wife, Lillian, son, two grand- sons, granddaughter, and great-granddaughter. PHILIPP ROBERT M. JAMIESON '55, of Del Mar, died May 9 after a four- year struggle with cancer. Native to Hollywood, he played football and basketball for Pomona/CMC as a freshman and sophomore, and played intramural sports for Story House as a junior and senior. After graduating from CMC, Jamieson served with the U.S Army's Counter-Intelligence Corps in Germany. He then worked in the aerospace/defense industry for several years before beginning a 37-year career in real estate, owning several real estate offices, an escrow company, and a mortgage company. Jamieson is survived by his wife, Martha, three daughters, a stepdaughter, four grandchildren, and two step-grandchildren. four grandchildren, two step- grandchildren, and his brother, JAMES JAMIESON '55. PETER M. RUNYON '56, of Palm Springs, died July 20, 2008, of congestive heart failure. Runyon served with the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. Well-known throughout the United States and Canada for the manufacture of equestrian saddles and tack supplies, he sold his business, Victor Leather Goods, in 1995 and moved to Ft. Lauderdale. After managing an apartment building for five years, he returned to California and settled in Palm Springs, where he taught English as a second language and supported the Parks and Recreation Commission. Runyon was involved in organizations includ- ing the Pasadena Junior Chamber of Commerce, Boys Club, Tournament of Roses Association, Young Republicans Club, and Satyrs Motorcycle Club of Los Angeles. He was presi- dent of the Pasadena Athletic Association and founder and president of the Southern California Wrestling Club. Runyon is survived by his life partner of 25 years, Thaddeus Francis. 52 RONALD MOE '59, of Washington, D.C., died May 10. After graduating from CMC, Moe earned his M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University in public law and government. His scholarly career included roles as a specialist in American government for the U.S. Congressional Research Service at the Library of Congress and as a senior policy advisor to the U.S. Cost of Living Council and the Office of Economic Op- portunity. Moe also served as an assistant professor of politi- cal science at San Diego State University. He was a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, a non-profit, independent coalition of top public management and organi- zational leaders. Moe is survived by his wife, Grace, two chil- dren, and two grandchildren. He will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery. QUENTIN MITCHELL JR. '67, of Stanwood, Wash., died Nov. 25, 2009, of complications from prostate and bone cancer. After graduating from CMC, he earned his master's degree in re- gional and urban planning from the University of Colorado. In the U.S. Navy, he achieved the rank of supply officer, serv- ing on Vieques Island, Puerto Rico, and at the Dugway Prov- ing Ground, Utah. Mitchell is survived by his wife, Vivian. BILLY RAY NASH JR. '75, of Sulphur Springs, died May 10. After graduating from CMC, he tried out for the Dallas Cowboys and qualified through the team's final cut day. Nash next worked as a sales representative for American Hospital Supply, Proctor and Gamble, and General Telephone and Electronics. An entrepreneur, he then established a career in the window-coverings industry. Nash is survived by his wife, Christina, three sons, two grandchildren, and the mother of his children, Yolanda Nash. DAN B. FILIE '76, of Studio City, died Jan. 13. After graduating from CMC, Filie taught classes in screenwriting and script analysis as a visiting professor. A writer/producer and televi- sion development executive, he served as director of current drama for NBC and senior vice-president for drama develop- ment at Universal Television where he was responsible for the creation of the hit TV series Hercules and Xena: Warrior Princess. He recently wrote and produced the screenplay for the feature film Frankenhood, a horror- comedy spoof, and co-wrote the script "Old Wounds" for the series Spartacus: Blood and Sand. Filie is survived by his son, Stephen. DAVID NEFF '81, of Anaheim, died June 22, of complications due to severe bleeding arising from perforated intestine. A varsity swimmer and graduate of CMC's management en- gineering program, Neff earned his M.A. in management engineering from Stanford University in 1984. His career included roles as a staff accountant for Price Waterhouse and Ernst & Whitney, assistant controller for Tracor Flight Systems, and manager of finance and business for TRW space and technology group in Redondo Beach. Neff is survived by his brother, Thomas Neff '76. 4 Life Trustee John E. Anderson, of Bel Air, died July 29, of pneumonia. He was founder, president, and chief executive of Topa Equities Ltd., whose subsidiaries include holdings in insurance, real estate, and financial services, and benefactor of the Marion Anderson Scholarship Fund at CMC. Anderson is survived by his wife, Marion, two daughters, two sons, 15 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. CLAREMONT MCKENNA COLLEGE

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