In Memory

John Robert Ukropina - Class Of 1941

John Robert Ukropina

John Ukropina or Mr. "U" as he was affectionately called, lost his battle with cancer and passed away September 16, 1993.

A SPHS '41 and Cal Tech grad, he began his career as an engineer and was involved with the construction of many of the freeways in the San Gabriel Valley.  After retiring from engineering, he went into teaching and became one of South Pasadena's most popular teachers.  He will be greatly missed by all.