Harold Metcalf

May 25, 1939January 30, 2013

Harold LeRoy Metcalf Born May 25, 1939 in Independence, Iowa, Harold passed away on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Mary Lin Metcalf, their daughter and son-in-law, Kristy & David Kasperik, grandchildren, Eden Noelle & Joshua Carter Kasperik, nephew & niece-in-law Thomas & Gay Lynn Dally, niece & nephew-in-law, Kimber & David Peres, and many beloved grand nieces and nephews. Harold graduated from Placer High School, and Sacramento State University. He enjoyed a 40 plus year career in teaching at public schools throughout the Auburn and Yuba City areas. Harold ended his teaching career at Forest Lake Christian School. His love of math and physical education, focusing on Junior High students, was a driving force throughout his career. Harold enjoyed training and showing Welsh Ponies, as well as training his Doberman Pinscher dogs for competitive obedience trials. He was a life-long member of The First Baptist Church of Auburn. There will be a celebration of Harold’s life at The First Baptist Church of Auburn, 139 E. Placer Street in Auburn, CA this Saturday, February 2nd at 1pm. Memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be made in Harold’s memory to the church. We rejoice in the fact that Harold is with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ in heaven


  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 2, 2013

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Cathy Tsukimura

February 6, 2013

Mr. Metcalf was my math teacher at Tierra Buena Elementary in Yuba City, Ca. I regret I never looked him up to let him know what a positive impact he had on my math studies and to thank him. Sorry to learn he's passed on. My sincere condolences to his family.

Laurel (Skip) (Dalton) Lewis

February 4, 2013

I remember Harold as a Clipper Gap resident

Dalton Fowler Kanngiesser Family

February 4, 2013

Kim, Tom & family...we are sorry for your loss. A big loss to the community as well. God be with all of you.

Joel Ross

February 3, 2013

I also had "Mr. Metcalf" in his first years of teaching during the early '60s at the Meadow Vista Elementary and Jr. High School. A shout out to the Pegler brothers, the Madden brothers, the Meyers brothers and all the rest of us who "shaped" him as a new teacher. We remember his flat top hair cut, his Kingston Trio LPs on his portable stereo on Fridays, his crisp and solid footsteps down the hallways (usually to the Principal's office regarding one of us), his Ford Falcon car and many more memories. He followed some of us through 5th-6th-7th and 8th grades and I must say we turned him into a great teacher by the time we left Meadow Vista for Placer or Colfax High School (lol). So many memories... he was a good person and shaped my early years. May he be at rest knowing he made a positive difference in so many lives.

Steven Pegler

February 3, 2013

My condolences to the entire Metcalf family. I had Mr. Metcalf as a teacher also in 1962 and 63 at Placer Hills School, when he first started teaching. When I owned the Newcastle Arco AM/PM from 1980 through 1986 he used to stop in and say hi now and then. We have lost touch the last 20 years or so I've been living in Hawaii for the last 18 years and just moved back the first of December because my mother was ill. Again, I'm so sorry to here about Harold.

February 2, 2013

Harold was allways Uncle Harold to me and Trina. He was a man of integrity and wisdom and allways willing to give advice when asked. Even though we have not seen each other much over the passed few years. Trina and I have thought of Him offten. He loved the Lord with an undying passion, and I know that when the Lord called him home He said welcome home my good and faithful servant. He is glory now praising the Lord and rejoyceing in Him. And we have no doubt that we will see him aging.
Love Tom and Trina Zarzana

Jerry Madden

February 2, 2013

My condolences to the entire Metcalf family. I had Mr. Metcalf as a teacher and coach way back in the early 60s at Placer Hills School, when he first started teaching.

Sally Dyck

February 1, 2013

It is with a deep sigh that I say "good bye" to this dear man. He was an excellent teacher to our students at FLCS and it was always a pleasure to see him elsewhere. I rejoice in the promise of seeing him again. He will truly be missed.