I was just told that John Baker (Class of 1962), the owner and webmaster of the Hawthorne High School alumni website, Cougartown, passed away suddenly. I submitted a message on the site's message board last week and it hasn't been posted. He's usually very prompt in getting messages up on the board. I was hoping he just went on a long vacation. Apparently, he died of a heart attack around November 30. He was found 4 days later in his chair at home.
There will be a memorial for him at the Hawthorne Veterans of Foreign Wars, 4536 West 131st Street, Hawthorne, CA 90251. on Saturday, January 14 at noon.
He will be missed. R.I.P., John.