Mr. James Crippen, RIP [No official obituary available.]
Mr. Crippen taught United States history at Sunny Hills High School for many years.


Representatives of the Fullerton First United Methodist Church have announced: 

"It is with a heavy heart that we share with you the passing of Jim Crippen.

"Jim passed away yesterday afternoon, January 29, 2018. 
Please keep Linda and the family in your thoughts and prayers.

"Memorial service details to follow."


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Marlin Snyder 1967 on June 9, 2018 at 11:09 PM said:

Remember Mr. Crippen well. He enjoyed teaching and being in front of the class with a sense of humor as he taught history.
Don Paul on April 22, 2018 at 10:38 AM said:

I had Mr. Crippen for California History my senior year (69) along with my two best friends Greg Condict and Mike Dalton. We liked to hike out in Joshua Tree and Death Valley which lead Mr. Crippen to plan a hike up Mt Lowe as a class project. I got to know Mr. Crippen well and house sat for him the summer after graduation. He had lots of interests including old classic cars. He was one of those people you never forget. I was fortunate to know him. My best to his family.
Bob Maxson '63 on February 11, 2018 at 9:22 PM said:

RIP Jim. My favorite teacher and co-conspirator at SHHS. Great sense of humor while actually keeping your attention and interest.
Patti Powers '65 on February 5, 2018 at 10:03 AM said:

I am so sad to hear of Mr. Crippen's passing. He made me laugh so much in U.S. History my Junior year at SHHS. He used to tap his wooden stick against the chalkboard when I would laugh at Wayne Redfearn's antics. Mr. Crippen was a good sport and we so enjoyed his class over 54 years ago. My condolences to his family.
Paul Saevig, ‘67 on February 1, 2018 at 10:41 AM said:

I didn’t have Mr. Crippen for classes, but I remember something Stan Thompson, ’69 told me about him. He said that when the final bell to end a class sounded, and all the students started to rush out, Mr. Crippen would sometimes say:

“Wait! Wait for the Benediction!” Ha ha!
Wayne Redfearn, ‘65 on January 31, 2018 at 9:42 PM said:

RIP my friend. I'll never forget being sent to the "Rose Garden" Patti Powers and I were in this class and have shared many a chuckle over Mr. Crippen. He was a trip.


[The rose garden was the area outside Mr. Crippen's classroom, where he threatened to send students who misbehaved. - Paul]

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