Goodbye to Two Beloved OB Legends

Ocean Beach’s legendary Roslyn Straus (Roz) died in April 2008 at the age of 92
Roz was poet and philosopher who lived life fully and perpetuated the “OB attitude.” In the 70s Roz and her husband Frank participated in the famed “Ocean Beach Free School” and later continued the idea of community education through their “Poetry Circle.”
Rich James passed away April 27, 2008
Rich touched many lives in his time here with his kind soul and the life that he lived. A tribute was held May 18th, at the Masonic Temple in Ocean Beach, followed by a sunset Dog Beach walk. Rich’s friends packed the Masonic Temple to standing room only. Rich was deeply loved by OB’s community and by his family. Visit: to read and say your goodbyes to Rich.