In memoriam: Harry Brumbaugh

UPDATE (3/12/09): Here’s a photo of Harry Brumbaugh:



In addition to Art Lampert, another person who once served on the Alameda County Water District board passed away last week.

Harry Brumbaugh was on the board from the mid-1960s to 1990 and taught social science at Washington High in Fremont for 35 years. One of his daughters, Diana Brumbaugh, also taught at WHS for eight years and now works as the assistant principal at Mission San Jose High.

Brumbaugh was one month shy of his 84th birthday. He died peacefully at home, according to family members.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. March 20 at St. James Episcopal Church, 37051 Cabrillo Dr., Fremont. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Salvation Army.

I’ll update this post if I get a photo of him.

Linh Tat


  1. wow didn’t hear about this he was my government teacher in high school a truly nice gentleman

  2. I had him for Psychology my senior year (at that time one half of senior year was political science and the other half either economics or psychology). He was a very nice man and was always quite fair in his dealings with students. We had a lot of “pal” type teachers in the social sciences in my high school years, but Mr. Brumbaugh was not one of them. He was always an adult with a sense of decorum and decency. I send my deepest sympathy to his family.

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