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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Jack Butefish

    Jack Butefish
    Jack Butefish 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...
  • Alvin Otis (A.O.) Smith

    Alvin Otis (A.O.) Smith
    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...
  • Glenn M. Lewis

    Glenn M. Lewis
    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...
  • Remembering Iwo Jima

    Remembering Iwo Jima
    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...
  • Commentary: Readers should give Muslim column a chance

    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...
  • Willard Clark Fonda

    Willard Clark Fonda
    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,...
  • Mesa Musings: Air base brought us together

    Mesa Musings: Air base brought us together
    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....
  • John M. Belanger

    Obituary 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...
  • Community & Clubs: Eight feted for their consistent service

    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...
  • Dr. James McKitterick III

    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...
  • The Crowd: Bond brings out the music lovers

    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...
  • James Alfred Cate

    James  Alfred Cate
    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’...