By Richard Bammer
Jerry Eaton, a former Vanden High teacher, former Vacaville Unified trustee and a California Teachers Association official, died Wednesday in Burlingame.
Neither the family nor CTA leaders gave a cause of death. His birthdate could not be confirmed at press time, but Eaton, a lifelong Californian widely regarded as a fierce advocate for students and educators as a longtime union activist and leader, was in his late 60s or early 70s.
News of his death shocked some employees Thursday at Vanden High in Fairfield.