Retired M-A teacher and administrator “Bud” Fellows passes away at 89

by Contributed Content on September 13, 2016

Wilbur Lombard “Bud” Fellows, 89, passed away peacefully in his sleep on September 9, 2016 in San Diego. Born in San Francisco to Horace and Madeleine Fellows he lived a long, healthy and fulfilled life. He was married for 63 years to Coralie (Hill) Fellows who passed away in April, 2014.

Mr. Fellows is much remembered by Menlo-Atherton High School alums as he served as a Spanish, French and Latin teacher, as well as Counselor, Dean of Boys, and Principal of the Adult School over a 35-year career that spanned from 1953 to 1986. His son Don’s post about his father’s passing on the Do You Remember the Old Menlo Park Facebook page received hundreds of tributes.

In addition to his career in education, Mr. Fellows served on numerous professional and civic boards in Menlo Park including the Rotary Club, the Menlo Park Library Commission, among others.

He served in the U.S. Army at the end of World War II and went on to earn bachelors and master’s degrees at San Jose State University where he met Coralie. He also attended Mexico City College where he played collegiate football and developed his love of languages.

Bud is survived by his brother, Kenneth Fellows of Sacramento; children Don (Jill), and Kaerla; and grandchildren Lauren Springfield, Ryan and Austin Fellows and a three-month-old great granddaughter, Charlotte Elizabeth Springfield.

A celebratory service will be held on Friday, September 16, 2016 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm at the Remington Club in Rancho Bernardo. Donations may be made to the Elizabeth Hospice, 500 La Terraza Blvd. #130, Escondido, CA, 92025.



John Mercer September 13, 2016 at 5:06 pm

I was at M-A from ‘6 2-’65. Remember him well! Avery personable and well-liked Man!!!
Sorry for his Family’s loss and all who got a chance to know him!!!!

Margaret Monroe September 14, 2016 at 9:23 am

I am sooooo very sorry for your loss. I send my condolences to you and your entire family and all his friends.

I was at M-A 1956-1960. “Mr. Fellows” was Dean of boys then — at least, that is what I remember after all these years.

He was a very kind and happy person, who I remember smiled a lot. He was not classically handsome, but, like men who are really kind and nice, that made him easy on the eyes.

We need many more people like him in this world. He will be greatly missed.

RIP, Mr. Fellows.

Debbie Hapgood September 15, 2016 at 10:41 am

I used to get a ride to school in the morning with his son, Don, my stepsister, Sherry Boscacci, and her then-boyfriend Kevin Keanne!! Long, long time ago….I remember Mr. Fellows was such a nice man, dedicated. I am sorry for the family’s loss…

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