We are sad to report that William (Bill) Tarr, retired social science faculty member passed away on June 17, 2019.
Bill joined the social science department in January of 1956. He attended the University of Missouri for three and a half years prior to receiving his AB and MA degrees from San Francisco State and his Ph.D. from the University of Sarasota, Florida. Bill retired from DVC in 1988.
Bill was described as well-read and witty. He loved sailing, history, teaching, singing, and the NFL. Survived by wife, Lois Shimizu Tarr; daughters, Jesakka Tarr (Diana Souverbielle) and Annemarie Scott (Steven); Joyce Tarr, mother of Jesakka. Also niece, Marijane Rockers with daughters Stefanie and Tess; nephew, Ron Tarr (Bonnie). In lieu of flowers, please kindly make any donation in Bill’s memory to The Choir (in memo) at Saint Andrew’s Episcopal or the charity of your choice. A memorial will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 12 pm, Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 13601 Saratoga Ave., Saratoga 95070