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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Jack Ray HammettMarch 22, 1920 - December 13, 2014

    Jack Ray Hammett<br/>March 22, 1920 - December 13, 2014
    Jack Ray Hammett, 94, passed away peacefully in his Costa Mesa home of over 50 years on Saturday 12/13/14, with his family.  He wanted to be remembered as a Patriot, “one who supports and defends his country”.  That was his life’s...
  • Gery Hudson PorterFebruary 14, 1922 - September 17, 2014

    Gery Hudson Porter<br/>February 14, 1922 - September 17, 2014
    Age 92, passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2014 in San Diego, California.  Gery is a Pearl Harbor Survivor and WWII Navy Veteran. He is survived by his sweetheart, Sally Nockold “The Love of His Life”; a daughter Patricia Elaine Cantrell-...
  • Holocaust survivor ushers in new exhibit

    Holocaust survivor ushers in new exhibit
    Jack Pariser and his family spent two years in a cramped hole in the forest floor outside Krakow, Poland. They subsisted on a slice of bread a day. If one person wanted to move, he had to negotiate with everyone else — including Pariser's older...
  • Janet E. Blomquist

    Janet E. Blomquist
    Janet E. Blomquist passed away peacefully at the age of 95 on January 23, 2013, a day before what would have been her 67th wedding anniversary. She has gone to be with the Lord and her husband. We like to think she needed a day to get ready to see Dad...
  • Ethel Holton Doyle

    Ethel Holton Doyle, longtime resident of Costa Mesa and Irvine, died peacefully at her home of natural causes on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at age 91.  Mrs. Doyle was born February 1, 1921 in Bridgeton, North Carolina.  She attended Louisburg College and...
  • Joseph Pierce Gannon, Jr.

    Joseph Pierce Gannon, Jr.
    Joseph Pierce Gannon, Jr. Obituary Joseph was known to most people as “JP” or “Pierce”.  He was born in Visalia on August 20, 1919 and passed away peacefully on Friday, January 11, 2013 while in the California Veterans Home in...
  • Married for a lifetime

    Married for a lifetime
    On their first date, they went to the pictures. "I couldn't put my arm around her," Robert Lynch said with a laugh. He and his date, Rosalie, turned around and saw her five brothers lined up behind them, arms crossed. This was back in Massachusetts,...
  • Jeanne Parquette Wertman

    Jeanne Parquette Wertman
    Jeanne Parquette Wertman of Dallas, Texas formerly of Irvine, California passed away peacefully in Dallas, Texas  on February 5, 2013 at the age of 94.  Jeanne was preceded in death by the love of her life husband of 63 years, Howard “Buck”...
  • Newport completes lower-bay dredging

    A major dredging project in Newport Harbor wrapped up this week, leaving the lower bay cleaner and more navigable than it's been in decades, officials said. Now, the harbor is 10 to 16 feet deep in most spots. "First of all, I think it means we've...
  • Mailbag: Estancia employees acted heroically

    Re. "BB gun sparks shooting scare at Estancia" Feb. 16: I happened to be at Estancia High School during the recent BB gun incident. While our kids were never in real danger, the recent school shootings made this a sobering experience. As I huddled in a...
  • Donald Eugene Elder

    Donald Eugene Elder
    DONALD E. ELDER, FORMER NEWPORT BEACH VICE-MAYOR, DIES Donald Eugene Elder, 86, passed away on January 27, 2013 at his home in Balboa.  Don was born May 27, 1926 in Los Angeles to Eugene ‘Gene’ and Helen (Morse) Elder. Don was a lifelong...
  • Schafer returns to Sanitary District board

    Schafer returns to Sanitary District board
    The Costa Mesa Sanitary District board of directors appointed Arlene Schafer on Friday morning to fill a vacancy created after a recent resignation. She will serve out the remainder of former Director Jim Fitzpatrick's term, which runs until December...