Christine East

Profile Updated: September 19, 2016
Residing In San Francisco, CA USA
Occupation Retired
Children, grandchildern Jennifer born in 1975,
Lisa born in 1977
both grew up in Upper Montclair, New Jersey

I went to San Francisco State and met my husband, Greg Gieber. We married in 1969 and I transferred to UC Santa Barbara because he was going to grad school there. I graduated with a BA in History in 1970. Job hunting: A liberal arts degree does not qualify you for a specific type of work so I took the Federal Service Entrance Exam (FSEE)at the Santa Barbara post office. Equipped with his Masters in Economics, Greg looked for work as an Economist in San Francisco. No luck. One day, I got a special delivery letter from a US Army Materiel Command inviting me to interview for a job. They had gotten my name from the FSEE.

Greg told me that most economists worked in New York or Washington, DC and to try for a job there. I accepted a job just outside of New York City at Ft Monmouth, NJ. I lived in NJ until moving back to San Francisco in 1998. Lisa, my daughter, went to UC Davis so she beat me back to California. Jennifer moved here too, so both are nearby.

School Story

I got an MBA from Montclair State University and worked for AT&T in New Jersey.

Places you have visited

I worked in New York City and saw lots of it. Also visited up and down the East Coast from New England to Virginia.

For several years, I dated a man who was the international marketing director for a Silicon Valley company and he used frequent flyer miles to take me with him all over the world.

My boyfriend, Richard, is the son of a Tuscan so we have traveled to Italy and France. Richard is an architect and grew up in San Carlos. We met on

Your plans for the next 10 years

I don't have anything in specific in mind.

Hobbies & interests

Geneology, I found and ancestor who came over on the Mayflower. Tracing family history is easy now with ancestry websites and

I'm amazed that nobody in my family in the past bothered to tell their children that the family came over to Jamestown, VA and Plymouth, MA in the 1600s.

Words of wisdom for 2016 graduates of Carlmont High

Never buy a garage door from a man named Coco.

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Oct 18, 2016 at 10:41 AM

Does anybody know what happened to Judy Brown? I have often wondered about her. She moved to Connecticut during our soph year I think. She was moving to one of the wealthy communities in Fairfield County where Paul Newman lived. This was a big plus back then.


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Posted on: Sep 25, 2016 at 9:48 AM

I have fond memories of your cat visiting our class at Arundel. She loved those heated floors. I remember she was dark and long haired. I don't remember exactly what color she was. Can you tell me?


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Christine East has left an In Memory comment for Pam Owens.
Sep 21, 2016 at 5:33 PM

Pam was my best friend when I was in second grade.  I met her just after her family had moved to San Carlos from Ohio.  She was sitting on the driveway with ther Tiny Tears doll playing with her sister Diane.   She still had that doll years later in her study.

We went to Jalapa, Mexico to study Spanish along with Val Coie, Kathy Poole, Sue Steiner and Bonnie Stone when we were 16.  That was a fantastic, life changing experience.  Talk about culture shock, being surrounded by people who did not speak English and had a totally different culture.  We were very popular with the Mexican boys since we did not have to take chaperones with us on dates.  This was a big boost in our confidence after being unsure of ourselves at Carlmont. We could smoke in classs and drink on dates.  Thank you, Mr Deegan and Mr Marks for teaching me Spanish.  I had never expected it to lead to tequilla, tobacco and romance.  I learned so much from living with a Mexican family and seeing the world through their eyes.  I made sure my two daughters had a live abroad experiece too.

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Sep 19, 2016 at 11:52 AM
Christine East has left an In Memory comment for Judy Bosse.
Sep 05, 2016 at 5:33 PM

Judy sat next to me in Social Studies.  I remember how funny she was.  

I also remember the outfit her mother had made for Judy that she gave to Sharon Nichols.  It was a blue/turquoise skirt wool tweed like and matching sleveless top worn with a blouse.  How heartbreaking to make a lovely outfit for your daughter and have her die and never live to wear it.   It was kind of Sharon to take it and must have been tough to wear it.

Even today it breaks my heart to think of the life that was stolen from her.




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Sep 15, 2016 at 12:56 PM

Posted on: Sep 05, 2016 at 4:16 PM

Judy, I just read our comments about Judy Bosse. I'm sorry you felt lonely and out of place at Carlmont. You seemed so cool, smart, talented and self confident.


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