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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...

    HAL LEHMAN May 8, 1918 - February 26, 2013 Hal Lehman, 94, a 55-year resident of Newport Beach, died peacefully after a long illness, at his Lido Isle home, surrounded by family on Tuesday, February 26, 2013. Hal, the only surviving son of Gladys and...
  • Gene Dulin

    Gene Dulin
    DULIN, Gene July 13, 1917- March 4, 2013 Miss Gene Dulin, 95, of Newport Beach, California passed away peacefully in her home on Monday, March 4, 2013. Gene was born in Missouri, the only child of Eugene and Myrtle (Starling) Dulin. Her father died...
  • Commentary: JWA continues to threaten our quality of life

    During the 1950s, Southern California culture was ablaze with anything considered chic, sophisticated and novel. Artists, designers and architects were pushing boundaries in style, design, architecture and invention. World War II was over, and the...
  • Shirley Marie Kahan

    Shirley Marie Kahan
    Shirley Marie Kahan, 89, died peacefully at home on Sunday, February 24, 2013, surrounded by her loving family. Shirley was born on April 13, 1923 in Seattle, Washington to Leata Fern and Lowell Burton Jackson. She grew up on the Jackson family farm in...
  • Willard Reece

    Willard Reece
    Willard 'Will" Reece, 89, a retired long time Newport-Mesa Unified School District principal and a lifetime Rotarian, passed away peacefully of natural causes in his Newport Beach, CA home on March 6, 2013. Born in Boise, ID in 1923 as the third son of...
  • Commentary: A lesson on important figures from the past

    Usually when reading letters that I don't agree with, I just let them slide and do not give them much thought. However, when one is personally attacked, then a response is in order. Recently, I wrote a piece (Mailbag: "

    94-year-old receives French honor

    94-year-old receives French honor
    Some things are still hard for David Lester to talk about, as they would be for anyone who's seen his friends die and rivers turn red with blood. Eventually the 94-year-old Costa Mesa resident did open up, in the form of a 400-page manuscript, "A Combat...
  • Veterans speak to Corona del Mar students

    CORONA DEL MAR — In a sea of teenagers, veterans from the Army, Air Force, Marines and Navy stood out every few feet along long tables that filled up the Corona Del Mar High School gym. The veterans wore suits and ties or regular clothes, and a...
  • Comments & Curiosities: It's 'not your grandfather's Cinquecento'

    They're back. No, not poltergeists. It's hard enough to know when they're here, let alone when they're back. We're talking about the Fiat 500, or as it's called in my family, the Cinquecento — the tiny little Italian car that changed the world....