| Feb 7, 2012
| 12:58 PM
August 17, 1932 to January 30, 2012
Jack Butefish passed away from Parkinson’s Disease at Silverado Residence in Newport Beach California on Monday morning.
Jack was raised by Clinton and Margaret Butefish who came to California from...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 2:26 PM
Alvin Otis (A.O.) Smith, 85 passed away quietly October 30, 2011. He was born in Gunter, Texas on April 10, 1926. He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II on the U.S.S Iowa. A.O. married Gwendolyn Cox, October 27, 1950. He graduated from North Texas...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 11:52 AM
Glenn M. Lewis, December 8, 1915 – November 9, 2011
Glenn M. Lewis, longtime resident of Balboa Island, has died at 95. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Dorothea (Dottie), his son Terry Lewis, (Diane), daughter Anne Moloney (Bob), three...
| Feb 18, 2012
| 6:13 PM
Although his memories of Iwo Jima are more than six decades old, Bruce Bender remembered the volcanic ash, the pungent smell of sulfur and oppressive heat with vivid clarity as he sat in his Costa Mesa home this week.
Bender was one of the first...
| Feb 18, 2012
| 6:15 PM
Can't some of your readers get enough of bashing and trashing Muslim Americans?
You have a seemingly innocuous columnist writing about her experience as a Muslim (Mona Shadia) and getting a full onslaught of hate mail from narrow-minded bigots, of...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 5:15 PM
Willard Clark Fonda
Pebble Beach ~ Willard Clark Fonda, fondly known as "Bill", passed away peacefully on February 18th, at the age of 91 with his beloved family holding vigil. Born in Seattle, WA on June 14, 1920, he was a proud father, grandfather,...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 6:58 PM
I was privileged to attend the 36th Santa Ana Army Air Base (SAAAB) reunion Feb. 25 at Orange Coast College.
The event, which OCC has hosted annually since the reunion's inception in 1977, celebrated the 70th anniversary of the base's opening in 1942....
| Mar 5, 2012
| 4:57 PM
John M. Belanger, beloved Husband, Father and Grandfather, was born February 20, 1932 in
Chicoutimi, Quebec, Canada. He passed away peacefully at home in Newport Beach, California,
after a courageous battle with diabetes. He left us on February...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 7:15 PM
Editor's note: Eight locals were inducted into the Community & Clubs Hall of Fame during a luncheon in their honor June 17 at American Legion Post 291 in Newport Beach. Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach emceed the event, while Daily Pilot columnist...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 4:56 PM
Dr. James McKitterick III
Dr. James McKitterick III was born November 22, 1926, in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, and went to be with the Lord on June 14, 2011. He attended Kansas State University where he graduated with a degree in Veterinary Medicine. He...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 12:50 PM
The Pacific Symphony's pops series producers billed the evening, "The Music of Bond. James Bond."
Led by celebrated guest conductor Carl Davis, the symphony performed theme songs from the movies based on the thrillers Ian Fleming penned as part of a...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 12:29 PM
James Alfred Cate 1918 – 2011
Jim, a fourth generation Californian, was born in Earlimart. His father was Leroy Cate and his Mother Martha Noell. The family moved to Los Angeles when Jim was very young.
At age 19 Jim graduated from UCLA’...