He was born in Palo Alto, graduated from Palo Alto High School received a bachelor's degree from Stanford University in economics and an master's degree in counseling from California State University, Hayward.
He worked as a school psychologist for the Fresno Cty School District and in his wife's private clinic in Santa Cruz.
He is survived by his wife, Mary; sister Elizabeth McManis; and three children, Alex Sturgeon, Carol Ellsworth and Katherine Sturgeon.
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