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Carl Hirschfeld, 89; volunteer, outdoorsman

Carl Hirschfeld, 89, of La Jolla, died Nov. 10 of complications from pneumonia at the San Diego Hospice in Hillcrest.

Hirschfeld was born June 15, 1917 in Karlsruhe, Germany, and escaped Hitler's regime to La Paz, Bolivia in 1938.

In 1945, he obtained a visa and moved to New York City with his mother, Edith Manes, and brother Hans. There he met and married Claire Sherman.

Hirschfeld worked in the ore and metal business for 14 years in Brussels, Belgium, and for 30 years in White Plains, N.Y, where he lived with his family.

He retired in 1992 and became a CASA and Meals on Wheels volunteer, as well as an English tutor and board member of the Wainwright House in Rye, N.Y. He and his wife moved to La Jolla in 1996 to be closer to their daughter and her family.

Hirschfeld enjoyed the outdoors and loved to ski (both downhill and cross-country), hike, row, horseback ride and bicycle. He walked three to five miles per day and worked out at the gym while living in La Jolla, became active in Spanish clubs, attended the opera and was a member of the La Jolla Town Council.

He is survived by his wife, Claire; two sons, Ronald Hirschfeld, of Winter Park, Fla., and Daniel Hirschfeld, of Santa Barbara, Calif.; a daughter, Karen Hirschfeld-Karis, of La Jolla; and two grandchildren, Julia and Damian Karis.


Julian Richard Neville Fellows, 51; LJHS grad

Julian Richard Neville Fellows of La Jolla died Jan. 6 at his family's home on Virginia Way. He was 51.

Fellows, who was known as "Cheech" thanks to his younger brother, who could not pronounce Richie, was born Feb. 15, 1955, in San Diego. He was 1973 class president of La Jolla High School and attended USIU in Steamboat, Colo. After college, he moved to Mammoth, Calif., to pursue his passion for skiing.

He returned to La Jolla in the 1980s and worked at Pannikin Coffee and Tea on Girard Avenue before moving to Maui, Hawaii during the 1990s. He journeyed back to La Jolla to care for his ill mother before her death in 1999.

A sports fan, Fellows was a season ticket-holder for the San Diego Chargers and Padres and enjoyed the recent success of the Bolts during his last few months.

He is survived by his younger brother, Hillary J.E. "Bo" Fellows; his nephew, Nick Shoemake, of Boonton, N.J.; and many relatives from England.

Services for Fellows will be held Friday, Feb. 16. For more information, call (858) 456-7679.
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